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US PATENTS IN ORAL CARE FORMULATIONS GRANTED IN 2010



Patent No.: US7641828B2  Issued: 05/Jan/2010

Title: Methods of making orthodontic appliances

Applicant/Assignee: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 10/963252   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2004

Abstract:

Methods of making a removable dental positioning appliance include forming a sheet of transparent crystalline polymeric material into a shell having cavities shaped to receive and reposition teeth from a first orientation to a successive orientation. The polymeric material may then be annealed at a temperature above its glass transition temperature or cured if a curable material to enhance characteristics of the polymeric material. The polymeric material may be coated with a second transparent material.

Priority:

Inventor: DESIMONE JOSEPH M [US]; TRICCA ROBERT E [US]


Patent No.: US7641927B2  Issued: 05/Jan/2010

Title: Chewing gum and confectionery compositions containing a stain removing complex, and methods of making and using the same

Applicant/Assignee: CADBURY ADAMS USA, LLC

Application No.: 11/602851   Filing Date: 21/Nov/2006

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: US2003-618202 Applic. Date: 2003-07-11

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


Patent No.: US7645137B2  Issued: 12/Jan/2010

Title: Method and apparatus for bleaching teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/309831   Filing Date: 04/Dec/2002

Abstract:

A method and apparatus for whitening teeth which allow the user to undergo dental bleaching with the mouth closed and without protruding instruments, trays or electrical wires and the like. The apparatus includes a support structure and a dental whitening composition in contact with the support structure. A light source is included in the apparatus, disposed on or in the support structure so that light emitted from the source contacts on the dental whitening composition. The apparatus has a volume ranging between 0.5-450 cm3 permitting the apparatus to fit entirely within the mouth of a user during treatment.

Priority:

Inventor: WASYLUCH BRYAN [US]


Patent No.: US7645803B2  Issued: 12/Jan/2010

Title: Saccharide foamable compositions

Applicant/Assignee: FOAMIX LTD

Application No.: 11/430437   Filing Date: 09/May/2006

Abstract:

A foamable composition, containing a saccharide for use in the treatment of various disorders including: water, a saccharide, about 0.2% to about 5% by weight of a surface-active agent, about 0.01% to about 5% by weight of at least one polymeric agent selected from a bio-adhesive agent, a gelling agent, a film forming agent and a phase change agent, and a liquefied or compressed gas propellant at a concentration of about 3% to about 25% by weight of the total composition.

Priority: US20050679020P Applic. Date: 2005-05-09; US20060784793P Applic. Date: 2006-03-21

Inventor: TAMARKIN DOV [IL]; FRIEDMAN DORON [IL]; BESONOV ALEX [IL]


Patent No.: US7645804B2  Issued: 12/Jan/2010

Title: Stable, concentrated and dilute, oil-in-water emulsions, their processes of preparation, and formulation process employing these emulsions

Applicant/Assignee: J&C INTERNATIONAL

Application No.: 10/487786   Filing Date: 23/Aug/2004

Abstract:

A stable complex oil-in-water emulsion which is useful in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical or food fields. The stable complex oil-in-water emulsion is formed by the mixing of individual oil-in-water emulsions, each individual emulsion being obtained from an air/water pre-emulsion of a preferably-nonionic surfactant

a cosurfactant selected from hydrophilic compounds, preferably with at least one hydroxyl group selected from polyols

and an aqueous phase. A method of preparing a stable complex oil-in-water emulsion whereby individual oil-in-water emulsions, chosen for properties desired in the stable complex oil-in-water emulsion, are optionally diluted and mixed without exerting a shear force.

Priority: FR20030009861 Applic. Date: 2003-08-12; WO2004FR00122 Applic. Date: 2004-01-20

Inventor: ROSSOW VERONIQUE [FR]; ROSSOW NICOLAS [FR]; ROSSOW JEAN [FR]


Patent No.: US7647932B2  Issued: 19/Jan/2010

Title: Smoking article

Applicant/Assignee: R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY

Application No.: 11/194215   Filing Date: 01/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A smoking article, such as a cigarette, includes a lighting end and a mouth end. The lighting end is a longitudinally extending segment comprising smokable material that is intended to be lit and burned, and the resulting smoke generated by the burning of that smokable material is intended to be drawn into the mouth of the smoker through the mouth end of smoking article. A mouth end piece is located at the mouth end of the smoking article, and the mouth end piece allows the smoking article to be placed in the mouth of the smoker to be drawn upon. The smoking article further incorporates an aerosol-generation system that is located between the lighting end segment and the mouth end piece.

The aerosol-generation system includes (i) a heat generation segment located adjacent to the lighting end segment, and (ii) an aerosol-generation region located between the heat generation segment and the mouth end piece. The aerosol-generation region incorporates an aerosol-forming material (e.g., glycerin and flavors). The lighting end segment is in a heat exchange relationship with the heat generation segment such that burning smokable material within the lighting end segment can ignite a combustible fuel element of the heat generation segment. The heat generation segment is in a heat exchange relationship with the aerosol-generation region such that heat generated by the burning fuel element acts to volatilize aerosol-forming material for aerosol formation.

Priority:

Inventor: CANTRELL DANIEL V [US]; CASEY III WILLIAM J [US]; CROOKS EVON L [US]; CONNER BILLY T [US]; TAYLOR JOANNE N [US]; WILLIS JEFFREY A [US]; BREWER JR DEMPSEY B [US]; DAVIS JR WAYNE E [US]; STONE JAMES R [US]


Patent No.: US7648695B2  Issued: 19/Jan/2010

Title: Medicaments for chemotherapeutic treatment of disease

Applicant/Assignee: PHOTOGEN, INC PROVECTUS PHARMATECH, INC

Application No.: 09/900355   Filing Date: 06/Jul/2001

Abstract:

New chemotherapeutic medicaments and certain medical uses and methods for use of such chemotherapeutic medicaments for treatment of disease in human or animal tissue are described, wherein a primary active component of such medicaments is a halogenated xanthene or halogenated xanthene derivative. Preferably, the halogenated xanthene is Rose Bengal or a functional derivative of Rose Bengal. The halogenated xanthenes constitute a family of useful chemotherapeutic agents that afford selective, persistent accumulation in certain tissues.

In preferred embodiments, such medicaments are used for treatment of a variety of conditions affecting the skin and related organs, the mouth and digestive tract and related organs, the urinary and reproductive tracts and related organs, the respiratory tract and related organs, the circulatory system and related organs, the head and neck, the endocrine and lymphoreticular systems and related organs, various other tissues, such as connective tissues and various tissue surfaces exposed during surgery, as well as various tissues exhibiting microbial or parasitic infection. In another preferred embodiment, such medicaments are produced in various formulations useful for intracorporeal or topical administration, including in liquid, semisolid, solid or aerosol delivery vehicles.

Priority: US1998-130041 Applic. Date: 1998-08-06; US2000-635276 Applic. Date: 2000-08-09; US2001-799785 Applic. Date: 2001-03-06; US20000218464P Applic. Date: 2000-07-14; US19990149015P Applic. Date: 1999-08-13; US20000191803P Applic. Date: 2000-03-24

Inventor: DEES H CRAIG [US]; SCOTT TIMOTHY C [US]


Patent No.: US7648712B2  Issued: 19/Jan/2010

Title: Fast dissolving orally consumable films containing a taste masking agent

Applicant/Assignee: MCNEIL-PPC, INC

Application No.: 11/429547   Filing Date: 05/May/2006

Abstract:

Physiologically acceptable films, including edible films, are disclosed. The films include a water soluble film-forming polymer, such as pullulan, and a taste masked pharmaceutically active agent, such as dextromethorphan. The taste masking agent is preferably a sulfonated polymer ion exchange resin comprising polystyrene cross-linked with divinylbenzene, such as AMBERLITE. Methods for producing the films are also disclosed.

Priority: US2000-535005 Applic. Date: 2000-03-23

Inventor: BESS WILLIAM S [US]; KULKARNI NEEMA [US]; AMBIKE SUHAS H [CA]; RAMSAY MICHAEL P [CA]


Patent No.: US7648726B2  Issued: 19/Jan/2010

Title: COATED IMPLANTS AND METHODS OF COATING

Applicant/Assignee: CHEMAT TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 12/043865   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2008

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: US2006-360144 Applic. Date: 2006-02-22; US2003-454406 Applic. Date: 2003-06-04

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


Patent No.: US7649029B2  Issued: 19/Jan/2010

Title: Dental compositions containing nanozirconia fillers

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/847782   Filing Date: 17/May/2004

Abstract:

The present invention features ionomer compositions containing nanozirconia fillers. The compositions can be used in a variety of dental and orthodontic applications, for example, as adhesives, cements, restoratives, coatings and sealants.

Priority:

Inventor: KOLB BRANT U [US]; BUI HOA T [US]; THALACKER JASON P [US]; KANGAS LANI S [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]; BUDD KENTON D [US]; ROLF JACQUELINE C [US]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]


Patent No.: US7650916B2  Issued: 26/Jan/2010

Title: Container filling element for open-filling of containers

Applicant/Assignee: KHS MASCHINEN- UND ANLAGENBAU AG

Application No.: 11/072634   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2005

Abstract:

A beverage bottling plant for filling bottles with a liquid beverage material having a filling element and a filling machine having such filling elements. The filling elements each have a movable probe which may be moved into a bottle or container to be filled in order to detect the level of liquid, such as a beverage, in the bottle or container.

Priority: DE200410011101 Applic. Date: 2004-03-06

Inventor: CLUESSERATH LUDWIG [DE]


Patent No.: US7654824B2  Issued: 02/Feb/2010

Title: Extension piece for a dental implant, transfer aid for transferring the position of an implant and of an extension piece, and method for producing a basis for a retention element

Applicant/Assignee: STRAUMANN HOLDING AG

Application No.: 10/771572   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2004

Abstract:

An extension piece (2) for a dental implant (1) has a head part (20) which serves as a basis for a retention element (7). The extension piece (2) can be screwed in the dental implant (1) with a threaded stem (29). The extension piece (2) is provided with a reference surface (24) via which the position of the extension piece (2) in the circumferential direction can be transferred to a transfer aid (4) having a transfer surface (42) shaped to complement the reference surface (24). The position of the extension piece (2) is transferred via the transfer aid (4) into an impression (93). The extension piece (2) is then provided with a manipulation implant (5) and is repositioned in the impression (93). From this, a working model (M) is formed in which the desired shape of the extension piece (2) can be defined.

The extension piece (2) which has been machined to the desired shape is then screwed into the implant (1) with the same torque as is used for taking the impression.

Priority: EP20030100245 Applic. Date: 2003-02-05

Inventor: EBI DANIEL [CH]; HERWEG HOLGER [DE]


Patent No.: US7655177B2  Issued: 02/Feb/2010

Title: Method for manufacturing wide mouth barrels of thermoplastic materials

Applicant/Assignee: SCHUETZ GMBH & CO. KGAA

Application No.: 11/077180   Filing Date: 10/Mar/2005

Abstract:

A wide mouth plastic barrel with a removable lid and a clamping ring closure is manufactured by extruding a plastic tube into a blow mold and by producing a closed preform. The preform is finish-blown to a barrel body, wherein the blowing air for finish-blowing a barrel body with a closed lid is introduced through a blow nozzle inserted into an intermediate ring of the barrel body and the blowing air for finish-blowing a barrel body with a bung lid is introduced through a bung hole by a blow nozzle and optionally through a blow nozzle in the intermediate ring. After removal from the blow mold, the lid is separated from the barrel body by cutting out the intermediate ring. A seal is inserted into the barrel lid, and the barrel lid is fastened by the clamping ring on a projection of the basic barrel member.

Priority: DE200410011915 Applic. Date: 2004-03-11; DE200510001649 Applic. Date: 2005-01-13; DE200510004548 Applic. Date: 2005-01-31

Inventor: SCHUETZ UDO [DE]


Patent No.: US7655242B2  Issued: 02/Feb/2010

Title: Defensin-inducing agents

Applicant/Assignee: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 10/538811   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2006

Abstract:

This application provides, in part, novel polypeptides and nucleic acids that affect induction of defensins, and methods of making and using same.

Priority: US20020433100P Applic. Date: 2002-12-13; WO2003US40221 Applic. Date: 2003-12-15

Inventor: WEINBERG AARON [US]


Patent No.: US7655586A1  Issued: 25/Feb/2010

Title: DENTAL RESTORATIONS USING NANOCRYSTALLINE MATERIALS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CERAMICS, INC

Application No.: 10/857482   Filing Date: 28/May/2004

Abstract:

Dental articles are produced using relatively low sintering temperatures to achieve high density dental articles exhibiting strengths equal to and greater than about 700 MPa. Ceramic powders comprised of nanoparticulate crystallites are used to manufacture dental articles. The ceramic powders may include sintering agents, binders and other similar additives to aid in the processing of the ceramic powder into a dental article. The ceramic powders may be processed into dental articles using various methods including, but not limited to, injection molding, gel-casting, slip casting, or electroforming, hand, cad/camming and other various rapid prototyping methods. The ceramic powder may be formed into a suspension, pellet, feedstock material or a pre-sintered blank prior to forming into the dental article.

Priority: US20030474166P Applic. Date: 2003-05-29

Inventor: BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; GAMARNIK MOISEY Y [US]


Patent No.: US7658197B1  Issued: 09/Feb/2010

Title: Smoking pipe with cleaning valve

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/488475   Filing Date: 18/Jul/2006

Abstract:

A smoking pipe having a cleaning valve includes a pipe body with an internal bore. A combustion chamber is communicably connected with the bore. A cleaning valve is mounted adjustably within the bore. The valve includes a longitudinal channel and the valve is alternatable between a first position wherein the channel is communicably interconnects an orifice in the mouthpiece of the pipe and the combustion chamber and a second position wherein the channel is fully exposed so that it may be quickly and completely cleaned.

Priority: US20050700230P Applic. Date: 2005-07-18

Inventor: VILLAGOMEZ ALVARO [US]


Patent No.: US7658201B2  Issued: 09/Feb/2010

Title: Valve for sterile sampling of a liquid sample from a container

Applicant/Assignee: KEOFITT A/S

Application No.: 10/595516   Filing Date: 28/Oct/2004

Abstract:

A valve for sterile sampling of a liquid sample from a container includes a valve body (1) with a valve chamber (2). The valve includes a sample inlet (6) in the valve chamber (2), a first valve seat (7), a first valve plug (5a) for closing the sample inlet (6) through abutment against a first valve seat (7), an outlet (8) from the valve chamber (2), a cleaning inlet (9) in the valve chamber (2) for disinfection fluid, a second valve seat (10) and a second valve plug (5b). The outlet (8) is positioned between the two valve seats (7, 10), and the second valve seat (10) and the second valve plug (5b) are positioned in such a manner that the second valve plug (5b) through abutment against the second valve seat (10) cuts off the inflow of disinfection fluid in an area (2b) of the valve chamber (2) at the sample inlet (6).

Priority: DK20030001586 Applic. Date: 2003-10-28; WO2004DK00743 Applic. Date: 2004-10-28

Inventor: SALOMON HENRIK LYSGAARD [DK]


Patent No.: US7658891B1  Issued: 09/Feb/2010

Title: Air purification and decontamination for hazmat suits

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/923906   Filing Date: 23/Aug/2004

Abstract:

This application relates to innovative apparatus and methods for efficient use of vacuum ultraviolet light and ozone to break down biological and chemical contaminants in air that flows through such apparatus, and to generate additional ozone and ozonites that further contribute to destruction of contaminants in air in a generally enclosed contaminated volume communicating with such apparatus, as well as contaminants on surfaces and within porous materials such as clothing in a generally enclosed volume, and including contaminants on the hair or skin of an individual, or on the hide or fur of an animal. A generally enclosed contaminated volume may include an interior of a hazardous materials (HAZMAT) protective suit donned by an individual, or in an environment, that was already contaminated, or a passenger compartment of a vehicle operated or parked in a contaminated area.

Priority: US2002-176299 Applic. Date: 2002-06-20; US2000-717903 Applic. Date: 2000-11-20; US2001-794601 Applic. Date: 2001-02-27; US2000-752982 Applic. Date: 2000-12-31; US1999-393437 Applic. Date: 1999-09-10; US2002-061752 Applic. Date: 2002-02-01; US1999-418915 Applic. Date: 1999-10-15; US2000-520504 Applic. Date: 2000-03-08; US2000-717904 Applic. Date: 2000-11-20; US2002-208897 Applic. Date: 2002-07-30; US2004-867860 Applic. Date: 2004-06-15; US1998-197036 Applic. Date: 1998-11-21; US2004-827708 Applic. Date: 2004-04-20; US2003-611146 Applic. Date: 2003-07-01; US20020392863P Applic. Date: 2002-07-01; US19990166254P Applic. Date: 1999-11-18; US19990166255P Applic. Date: 1999-11-18; US19970066119P Applic. Date: 1997-11-21

Inventor: BARNES RONALD L [US]


Patent No.: US7659057B2  Issued: 09/Feb/2010

Title: Stain-directed molecular analysis for cancer prognosis and diagnosis

Applicant/Assignee: ZILA BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 10/484420   Filing Date: 16/Jun/2004

Abstract:

The location at which tissue samples are obtained to determine whether cells exhibit characeristics associated with cell differentiation or cancer by molecular analysis is determined by topically applying to epithelial tissue a dye that selectively stains cancer and precancerous tissue.

Priority: WO2000US26551 Applic. Date: 2000-09-26; US2001-017007 Applic. Date: 2001-12-14; US2004-758936 Applic. Date: 2004-01-14; WO2002US32067 Applic. Date: 2002-10-05

Inventor: BURKETT DOUGLAS D [US]


Patent No.: US7659233B2  Issued: 09/Feb/2010

Title: Personal care compositions with silicones and dihydroxypropyl trialkyl ammonium salts

Applicant/Assignee: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 11/222189   Filing Date: 08/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A personal care composition is provided with a silicone compound and being aesthetically modified for improved skinfeel with a quaternary ammonium salt, the salt having a structure AB, wherein A is a cationic charged component, B is an anionic charged component, and A has one quaternized nitrogen atom, at least two hydroxyl groups and a molecular weight no higher than about 250.

Priority: US2004-972483 Applic. Date: 2004-10-25

Inventor: HURLEY MEGAN KATHLEEN [US]; MINER PHILIP EDWARD [US]; BARROW STEPHEN ROY [US]; CHANDAR PREM [US]; MCMANUS RICHARD LOREN [US]; HARICHIAN BIJAN [US]


Patent No.: US7659833B2  Issued: 09/Feb/2010

Title: System and method for remotely controlling devices

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/195040   Filing Date: 02/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A system and a method for remotely controlling at least a first device based on operation of a foot pedal apparatus are provided. The foot pedal apparatus has a movable member. The system includes a first module configured to transmit a first RF signal in response to at least partial displacement of the moveable member of the foot pedal apparatus from a first operational position. The first signal has a first identifier. The system further includes a second module configured to receive the first RF signal and to transmit a second RF signal having the first identifier and a second identifier in response to the first RF signal. The system further includes a third module configured to receive the second RF signal and to control operation of the first device in response to the second RF signal.

Priority:

Inventor: WARNER THOMAS P [US]; DEZORZI TIMOTHY [US]; HASELHUHN HOWARD [US]


Patent No.: US7661430B2  Issued: 16/Feb/2010

Title: Antimicrobial dental appliances including mouthguards and mouthpieces

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/601995   Filing Date: 20/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The present invention provides for a dental appliance, mouthguard and/or divers mouthpiece using an anti-microbial composition that combines the use of an elastomeric polymer composition with micronized or submicron sized particles of metal or organo/inorgano metal complexes. In addition, the use of an anti-microbial composition for use with a diver's air delivery hose to prevent breathing of contaminated air is also described.

Priority: US20060801653P Applic. Date: 2006-05-19; US20060814185P Applic. Date: 2006-06-16

Inventor: MASON RICHARD [US]


Patent No.: US7661559B1  Issued: 16/Feb/2010

Title: Tube holder

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/238951   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2005

Abstract:

An apparatus for securing squeezable tubes therein includes a plurality of vertical compartments that are each adapted to hold one squeezable tube. A plurality of moveable front members are adapted to move up or down between an opposite pair of sidewalls to retain an upper portion of the tube in position. An open top allows easy tube insertion or removal while a lower shelf retains the bottom of each tube. A bottom strip ensures that each tube will remain in position. According to a first modification, the interior sidewalls are adjustable to accommodate a variable spacing between them. Modified moveable front members include a variable width to accommodate the variable spacing between the adjustable interior sidewalls. According to a second modification, each tube is retained by a pair of curved side members that narrow toward the bottom of each compartment. An apparatus to secure a tube in an inverted position and to dispense a substance from a bottom opening is described.

Priority:

Inventor: TRESENFELD EUGENE LEE [US]


Patent No.: US7662363B2  Issued: 16/Feb/2010

Title: Amorphous silica

Applicant/Assignee: INEOS SILICAS LIMITED BANK QUAY PQ SILICAS UK LIMITED

Application No.: 10/499683   Filing Date: 12/Jan/2005

Abstract:

An amorphous silica suitable for use in a dental composition has a weight mean particle size in the range 3 to 15 mum with at least 90 per cent by weight of particles having a size below 20 mum, a Radioactive Dentine Abrasion (RDA) determined on an aqueous slurry of the silica powder of 100 to 220, a Pellicle Cleaning Ratio (PCR), when incorporated in a dental composition at 10 per cent by weight, greater than 85, the ratio of PCR to RDA being in the range 0.4:1 to less than 1:1 and having a Plastics Abrasion Value (PAV) in the range 11 to 19. A silica having the above properties is prepared by a precipitation route. The silica made available by the invention is also useful as an anti-blocking agent in plastics.

Priority: GB20010030907 Applic. Date: 2001-12-22; WO2002GB05425 Applic. Date: 2002-11-29

Inventor: STANIER PETER W [GB]; STEBBING SIMON R [GB]


Patent No.: US7662409B2  Issued: 16/Feb/2010

Title: Protein matrix materials, devices and methods of making and using thereof

Applicant/Assignee: GEL-DEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 09/796170   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to protein matrix materials and devices and the methods of making and using protein matrix materials and devices. More specifically the present invention relates to protein matrix materials and devices that may be utilized for various medical applications including, but not limited to, drug delivery devices for the controlled release of pharmacologically active agents, encapsulated or coated stent devices, vessels, tubular grafts, vascular grafts, wound healing devices including protein matrix suture material and meshes, skin/bone/tissue grafts, biocompatible electricity conducting matrices, clear protein matrices, protein matrix adhesion prevention barriers, cell scaffolding and other biocompatible protein matrix devices.

Furthermore, the present invention relates to protein matrix materials and devices made by forming a film comprising one or more biodegradable protein materials, one or more biocompatible solvents and optionally one or more pharmacologically active agents. The film is then partially dried, rolled or otherwise shaped, and then compressed to form the desired protein matrix device.

Priority: US1998-160421 Applic. Date: 1998-09-25; US20000185420P Applic. Date: 2000-02-28; US20000222762P Applic. Date: 2000-08-03

Inventor: MASTERS DAVID B [US]


Patent No.: US7662869B2  Issued: 16/Feb/2010

Title: Dental Composition Containing Unsaturated Carbosilane Containing Components

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/572071   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a dental composition comprising a) carbosilane containing component (A) comprising at least 1 Si-Aryl bond, at least 1 silicon atom, at least 2 unsaturated moiety, no Si-Oxygen bond, b) Si-H functional component (B), c) initiator (C), d) optionally filler (D), and e) optionally component (E) selected from modifiers, dyes, pigments, thixotropic agents, flow improvers, polymeric thickeners, surfactants, odorous substances, diluting agent(s) and flavorings.

Priority: WO2004EP07788 Applic. Date: 2004-07-14

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


Patent No.: US7665460B2  Issued: 23/Feb/2010

Title: Micro powered gas-forming device

Applicant/Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC

Application No.: 11/247917   Filing Date: 11/Oct/2005

Abstract:

A gas dispenser includes a reservoir for holding a liquid, and a chamber in communication with the reservoir. The chamber receives the liquid, and a micro power source generates energy for conversion of the liquid disposed in the chamber. A nozzle defining an orifice in selective communication with the chamber. The nozzle is used to release the converted liquid from the chamber through the orifice.

Priority:

Inventor: LINDSAY JEFFREY D [US]; CHEN FUNG-JOU [US]; RIPPL CARL G [US]; TYRRELL DAVID J [US]; ELLEFSON KIM [US]; MEYER MARY JO [US]


Patent No.: US7665600B1  Issued: 23/Feb/2010

Title: Dental floss envelope package with cutter element

Applicant/Assignee: PRACTICON, INC

Application No.: 11/824897   Filing Date: 03/Jul/2007

Abstract:

A dental floss package for containing and dispensing a length of floss therefrom, the package including a dispensing envelope formed of thin paper-type material that includes two flat side walls folded over one another in overlapping relation to lie closely adjacent one another, a flap portion joined to one of the side walls and folded over the other side wall, and a cutter element is mounted on the dispensing package. A multi-use supply of dental floss is contained within the dispensing envelope, and has one exposed end thereof passing out through an exit opening in the dispensing envelope. An outer sleeve may be provided over the dispensing envelope, and the floss may be contained in a plastic pouch.

Priority: US20060858596P Applic. Date: 2006-11-13

Inventor: GRIFFIN BRADLEY P [US]


Patent No.: US7666407B2  Issued: 23/Feb/2010

Title: Lactobacillus paracasei-containing product

Applicant/Assignee: GENMONT BIOTECH INC

Application No.: 11/637711   Filing Date: 13/Dec/2006

Abstract:

A Lactobacillus paracasei-containing product used for inhibiting dental diseases caused by bacteria is provided, which comprises a plurality of Lactobacillus paracasei for inhibiting the growth of bacteria of dental diseases. Particularly, foods, oral hygiene products or oral treatment medicine containing the Lactobacillus paracasei when being administered or applied to a user can inhibit or reduce the number of pathogens of dental caries and periodontal diseases in oral cavity of the user, thereby achieving the efficacy of preventing dental diseases, such as dental caries and periodontal diseases.

Priority: TW20060129265 Applic. Date: 2006-08-09

Inventor: HSU CHING-HSIANG [TW]; CHEN YA-HUI [TW]; WANG YING-YU [TW]; LAI DING-YING [TW]; HSIEH FENG-CHING [TW]


Patent No.: US7666451B2  Issued: 23/Feb/2010

Title: Method of treating dyshidrosis(pompholyx) and related dry skin disorders

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 12/008719   Filing Date: 11/Jan/2008

Abstract:

A method of use for a topical herbal formulation alone or in combination with oral administration of niacin (preferably a flush preparation) to prevent and/or treat dyshidrosis (pompholyx) and related skin diseases. The formulation may also be used to treat contact dermatitis, eczema, palmoplantar pustulosis and skin infections incurred by invasive pathogens such as mold, fungus and bacteria. The formulation is comprised of plant extracts and niacin, that when combined yield an effective multi-faceted pharmaceutical approach to treating dry skin disorders.

The active ingredients within the formula include a combination of dry, aqueous, acid and alcohol extracts of black walnut hull (Juglans Nigra), wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), tumeric rhizome (Curcuma Longa), garlic (Allium sativum), two or more herbal antibacterial agents from the group consisting of chamomile (Matricaria Chamomile), licorice root (Glycyrrhiza Glabra), St Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum), clove (Syzygium aromaticum), nutmeg (Myristica fragans), ginger (Zingiber officinale), frankincense (Boswellia carteri) and myrrh (Commiphora molmol), further combined with aloe vera and niacin.

Priority: US2004-801520 Applic. Date: 2004-03-16; US20030456817P Applic. Date: 2003-03-21

Inventor: MAZZIO ELIZABETH ANNE [US]; SOLIMAN KARAM F [US]


Patent No.: US7666685B2  Issued: 23/Feb/2010

Title: SCREENING METHOD FOR IDENTIFICATION OF COMPOUNDS SUITABLE FOR TREATMENT OF ORAL CAVITY MALODOR ASSOCIATED WITH CONSUMPTION OF GARLIC

Applicant/Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY

Application No.: 11/461848   Filing Date: 02/Aug/2006

Abstract:

This invention generally relates to a screening method for identifying compositions suitable for use in an oral composition (e.g., a confection or chewing gum product) effective for the treatment of oral cavity malodor associated with the consumption of garlic. In particular, this invention relates to a screening method for determining the ability of a composition to reduce the concentration of a sulfide or disulfide compound (e.g., diallyl disulfide) present in a model sample or solution which is representative of the oral cavity of a subject after consuming garlic, as an indicator of the effectiveness of that composition in the treatment of oral cavity malodor associated with the consumption of garlic.

Priority: US20050704597P Applic. Date: 2005-08-02; US20050752678P Applic. Date: 2005-12-21

Inventor: BAZEMORE RUSSELL A [US]; HARRISON CHARLES J [US]; GREENBERG MICHAEL J [US]


Patent No.: US7666829B2  Issued: 23/Feb/2010

Title: Compositions for elastogenesis and connective tissue treatment

Applicant/Assignee: HUMAN MATRIX SCIENCES, LLC THE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN

Application No.: 11/062377   Filing Date: 22/Feb/2005

Abstract:

The present invention describes therapeutic compositions comprising one or more minerals, including trivalent iron, divalent manganese and salts thereof, suitable in facilitating synthesis and deposition of connective tissue matrix, particularly rich of elastin and collagen, and mitogenic potential in human dermal fibroblasts. It also describes the phenomenon in which stimulation of elastogenesis by arterial SMC associates with a net decrease in proliferation of these cell types. The present invention also describes methods of treatment of human skin fibroblasts and arterial smooth muscle cells. The therapeutic compositions of the present invention comprise one or more of trivalent iron or divalent manganese or salts thereof and may be combined with an elastic tissue digest.

Priority: US20040546682P Applic. Date: 2004-02-20; US20040622104P Applic. Date: 2004-10-26

Inventor: MITTS THOMAS [US]; JIMENEZ FELIPE [US]; HINEK ALEKSANDER [CA]; BUNDA SEVERA [CA]


Patent No.: US7669519B2  Issued: 02/Mar/2010

Title: Spray head

Applicant/Assignee: BUNN-O-MATIC CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/513752   Filing Date: 11/Apr/2005

Abstract:

A spray head for use with or in combination with a beverage making apparatus. The spray head receives liquid from a liquid dispensing path of the beverage making apparatus and distributes liquid over a beverage making substance retained in close proximity to the spray head. The spray head includes a body portion (14) having a lip (15) extending generally from a periphery of the body portion. A plurality of holes (20) are formed extending through at least the lip portion. A connector (49) is provided for removably attaching the spray head to the beverage making apparatus. The spray head is removable from the beverage making apparatus for facilitating direct contact cleaning of the surfaces of at least the body of the spray head to remove particles and mineral deposits therefrom.

Priority: US20020378579P Applic. Date: 2002-05-06; US20030464836P Applic. Date: 2003-04-23; WO2003US14332 Applic. Date: 2003-05-06

Inventor: POPE RANDY D [US]; FRIEDRICH BRENT ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US7670579B2  Issued: 02/Mar/2010

Title: Nanostructured bioactive materials prepared by dual nozzle spray drying techniques

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION

Application No.: 11/228139   Filing Date: 16/Sep/2005

Abstract:

Nano-particles of calcium and phosphorous compounds are made in a highly pure generally amorphous state by spray drying a weak acid solution of said compound and evaporating the liquid from the atomized spray in a heated column followed by collection of the precipitated particles. Hydroxyapatite (HA) particles formed by such apparatus and methods are examples of particle manufacture useful in bone and dental therapies. Dual nozzle spraying techniques are utilized for generally insoluble compounds.

Priority: US2005-100218 Applic. Date: 2005-04-06; US20040559884P Applic. Date: 2004-04-06

Inventor: CHOW LAURENCE C [US]; SUN LIMIN [US]


Patent No.: US7670580B2  Issued: 02/Mar/2010

Title: Dental resin materials, method of manufacture, and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 10/683750   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2003

Abstract:

A filler for a dental resin composition is disclosed, comprising silica particles derived from a nanoparticulate silica sol, the filler material having at least one crystalline phase. The filler material provides improved wear resistance and other properties.

Priority: US2002-287428 Applic. Date: 2002-11-04; US20010336883P Applic. Date: 2001-11-02; US20020359252P Applic. Date: 2002-02-20; US20020376138P Applic. Date: 2002-04-29

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


Patent No.: US7671718B2  Issued: 02/Mar/2010

Title: Method and apparatus for detection and tracking of objects within a defined area

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/040137   Filing Date: 21/Jan/2005

Abstract:

A method and apparatus for detecting and tracking an object with a defined area, and determining its position, status movement and identity therein, includes interrogating the defined area to communicate with an information device on object and transmit received to a master controller unit, which determines the object's presence, position, movement and identity with the defined area.

Priority: US20040539311P Applic. Date: 2004-01-27

Inventor: TURNER RICHARD H [US]; KASDAN HARVEY L [US]


Patent No.: US7673550B2  Issued: 09/Mar/2010

Title: Fiber-reinforced composites for dental materials

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINCAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 11/385595   Filing Date: 21/Mar/2006

Abstract:

A formable fiber-reinforced composite having an inner core of fiber-reinforced composite surrounded by a sheath of fiber-reinforced composite material. The inner core of fiber-reinforced composite has a plurality of longitudinally extending fibers disposed in a resin matrix material and formed in the shape of a rod. The sheath has woven or braided fibers impregnated with a resin matrix material in the form of a sleeve. A method of manufacturing the formable fiber-reinforced composite material is provided. The longitudinally extending fibers in resin matrix material is cured to provide a solid rod. A sheath is placed around the rod. The rod with sheath is treated (e.g., heat, chemical solution, or both) to remove the resin matrix material. Thereafter, the rod and sheath are impregnated with a resin matrix material.

The resin is left uncured or partially cured to provide a formable fiber-reinforced composite material. The formable material may be flattened.

Priority: US20050663703P Applic. Date: 2005-03-21

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


Patent No.: US7674039B2  Issued: 09/Mar/2010

Title: Reclosable vacuum storage bag having flat resealable means

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 11/173848   Filing Date: 01/Jul/2005

Abstract:

A reclosable vacuum storage bag that can be hermetically sealed by flat resealable means that extend across the full width of the bag. The flat resealable means are designed to provide a barrier to prevent ambient air from leaking into the evacuated interior volume of the bag. The storage bag is also provided with a plastic zipper. The flat resealable means can be arranged on the product side of the zipper, on the user side of the zipper, or in between two zippers installed in the storage bag.

Priority: US2003-370310 Applic. Date: 2003-02-19

Inventor: MCMAHON MICHAEL J [US]; VANERDEN DONALD L [US]; OLECHOWSKI KEVIN P [US]; AUSNIT STEVEN [US]; PIOTROWSKI STANLEY [US]


Patent No.: US7674613B2  Issued: 09/Mar/2010

Title: Live bacterium preparation containing lactic acid bacterium as active ingredient and food containing lactic acid bacterium

Applicant/Assignee: FRENTE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/508340   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed is a live bacterium preparation or food containing a lactic acid bacterium comprising a lactic acid bacterium, Lactobacillus salivarius, as an active ingredient. There is provided a live bacterium preparation and food containing a lactic acid bacterium that can prevent onset, recurrence and exacerbation of periodontal disease and/or dental caries caused by periodontopathic bacteria and cariogenic bacteria and can prevent generation of halitosis and maintain pH of saliva at a physiologically normal level by normalizing intraoral microflora.

Priority: WO2002JP03177 Applic. Date: 2002-03-29

Inventor: KOGA YASUHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US7674736B2  Issued: 09/Mar/2010

Title: Glass for dental applications

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG IVOCLAR VIVADENT, AG

Application No.: 11/798172   Filing Date: 10/May/2007

Abstract:

The invention relates to a glass for dental applications which can be used as a glazing material of dental restorations and resists high temperatures, and thus does not tend to flow.

Priority: EP20060020553 Applic. Date: 2006-09-29

Inventor: TAUCH DIANA [CH]; BUERKE HARALD [AT]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER M [LI]


Patent No.: US7674850B2  Issued: 09/Mar/2010

Title: Hardenable self-supporting structures and methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/219398   Filing Date: 15/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Compositions, particularly for forming dental products, having a hardenable self-supporting structure with sufficient malleability to be subsequently customized into a second shape and then hardened, and methods.

Priority: US20010312355P Applic. Date: 2001-08-15

Inventor: KARIM NAIMUL [US]; JONES TODD D [US]; LEWANDOWSKI KEVIN M [US]; FANSLER DUANE D [US]; NELSON JAMES M [US]; SALVIEJO-RIVAS MARCELINO [US]; GADDAM BABU N [US]; ABUELYAMAN AHMED S [US]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]


Patent No.: US7675430B2  Issued: 09/Mar/2010

Title: Device control module and method for controlling devices

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/194997   Filing Date: 02/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A device control module and a method for controlling at least first and second devices based on operation of a foot pedal apparatus having a moveable member are provided. The device control module includes an RF receiver configured to receive a first RF signal at a first time indicating at least partial displacement of the moveable member of the foot pedal apparatus from a first operational position. The first RF signal has a first identifier value indicating the first device is to be controlled. The device control module further includes a processor operably coupled to the RF receiver. The processor is configured to activate the first device in response to the first RF signal. The RF receiver is further configured to receive a second RF signal at a second time after the first time.

The second RF signal indicates at least partial displacement of the moveable member of the foot pedal apparatus from the first operational position. The second RF signal has a second identifier value indicating the second device is to be controlled. The processor is further configured to activate the second device in response to the second RF signal.

Priority:

Inventor: WARNER THOMAS P [US]; DEZORZI TIMOTHY [US]; HASELHUHN HOWARD [US]


Patent No.: US7678365B2  Issued: 16/Mar/2010

Title: Disinfecting oral rinse compositions and process for using the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/475914   Filing Date: 10/Dec/2003

Abstract:

This invention relates generally to compositions and methods useful for oral hygiene rinses, and more specifically to oral rinses in which the antimicrobial activity of chlorous acid is supplemented by that of lactic acid as one of a combination of antimicrobial acids, preferably acids which serve to partially convert chlorite ion to chlorous acid.

Priority: WO2001US40625 Applic. Date: 2001-04-27

Inventor: KROSS ROBERT D [US]


Patent No.: US7678843B2  Issued: 16/Mar/2010

Title: DENTAL RESTORATIVE MATERIAL COMPOSITION

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/858403   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2007

Abstract:

To provide a dental restorative material composition using an organic-inorganic composite filler having excellent surface smoothness like a natural tooth, low polymerization shrinkage, excellent X-ray contrast imaging property, similar transparency to that of a natural tooth, and no variation of transparency before and after the composition is hardened, the dental restorative material composition includes (a) a (meth)acrylate monomer, (b) an organic-inorganic composite filler having an average particle diameter of 5 to 50 [mu]m which is made by mixing a (meth)acrylate monomer and a fine particle filler having an average primary particle diameter of 0.005 to 0.3 [mu]m and having X-ray impermeability, (c) a fine particle filler having an average primary particle diameter of 0.005 to 0.04 [mu]m, and (d) a photopolymerization initiator.

Priority: JP20060265998 Applic. Date: 2006-09-28

Inventor: FUSEJIMA FUTOSHI [JP]; JIMBO NAOKO [JP]; KAGA SHINJI [JP]


Patent No.: US7682623B2  Issued: 23/Mar/2010

Title: Pharmaceutical composition for topical application

Applicant/Assignee: FOAMIX LTD

Application No.: 11/294318   Filing Date: 05/Dec/2005

Abstract:

A pharmaceutical or cosmetic carrier or composition for topical application characterized by rheological properties which render the carrier or composition semi-solid at rest and a liquid upon application of shear forces thereto. The composition or carrier are prepared by mixing 1-25 percent of a solidifying agent and 75-99 percent of a hydrophobic solvent, by weight, wherein at least one of them has therapeutic or cosmetic benefits, in the presence or absence of a biologically active substance.

Priority: US2003-392071 Applic. Date: 2003-03-19; US2000-653267 Applic. Date: 2000-08-31; US20000216162P Applic. Date: 2000-07-03; WO2001IL00025 Applic. Date: 2001-01-10; IL20000133968 Applic. Date: 2000-01-10; IL20000133969 Applic. Date: 2000-01-10; IL20000137051 Applic. Date: 2000-06-27; IL20000137052 Applic. Date: 2000-06-27; IL20020150644 Applic. Date: 2002-07-17; US2000-526509 Applic. Date: 2000-03-16

Inventor: EINI MEIR [IL]; TAMARKIN DOV [IL]


Patent No.: US7682624B2  Issued: 23/Mar/2010

Title: Method for treating wounds to promote healing

Applicant/Assignee: MEDICAL NUTRITION USA, INC

Application No.: 11/818638   Filing Date: 15/Jun/2007

Abstract:

A method of treating a mammal to promote wound healing in the mammal in need thereof, comprising orally administering to the mammal an effective amount of a palatable, concentrated protein composition comprising an effective amount of hydrolyzed gelatin and tryptophan, and an ingestible carrier, the composition comprising the essential amino acids required by the mammal. Palatability is preferably achieved by the use of an effective amount of a sweetener. The method is particularly useful for treating wounds resulting from decubitus ulcers and bariatric surgery.

Priority: US2003-689236 Applic. Date: 2003-10-20; US20020422164P Applic. Date: 2002-10-29

Inventor: GANS ARNOLD M [US]


Patent No.: US7682801B2  Issued: 23/Mar/2010

Title: Dual Path Immunoassay Device

Applicant/Assignee: CHEMBIO DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS, INC

Application No.: 11/683540   Filing Date: 08/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The systems of the invention include test cells with a first sorbent material defining a first flow path for a solution, a second sorbent material defining a second flow path distinct from the first flow path for a sample, and a test line or test site with immobilized antigens or antibodies or other ligand binding molecules such as aptamers, nucleic acids, etc. located at the junction of the first and second sorbent materials. The first and second sorbent strips touch each other at the test site location.

Priority: US2005-172298 Applic. Date: 2005-06-30; US20050680884P Applic. Date: 2005-05-13; US20050660695P Applic. Date: 2005-03-11

Inventor: ESFANDIARI JAVANBAKHSH [US]


Patent No.: US7683103B2  Issued: 23/Mar/2010

Title: Dental Polymerizable Composition

Applicant/Assignee: KURARAY MEDICAL INC

Application No.: 11/659811   Filing Date: 11/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A dental polymerizable composition comprising (a) a fluorine compound comprising a chain polymer having a main chain comprising a monomer unit having a hydrophilic group, and terminal groups comprising a fluoroalkyl group at each of both ends of the main chain

(b) a polymerizable monomer

and (c) a polymerization initiator. The dental polymerizable composition can be suitably used, for example, for dental composite resins, such as dental composite filler materials, crowning materials, and bonding materials

dental adhesive agents, such as teeth-straightening adhesive agents, cavity-coating adhesive agents, and tooth fissure sealing materials

denture base materials, denture base mucosal adjusting materials, fissure sealants, coating agents applied to tooth surface or dental prosthetic, surface glazes, and the like, and especially for various coating applications, for example, a fissure sealant, a coating agent to tooth surface or dental prosthetic, surface stains or a surface glaze, a hypersensitive inhibitor, a dental manicure, or the like.

Priority: JP20040234622 Applic. Date: 2004-08-11; WO2005JP14744 Applic. Date: 2005-08-11

Inventor: SAWADA HIDEO [JP]; TAGAMI JUNJI [JP]; NIKAIDO TORU [JP]; MATIN KHAIRUL [JP]; KADOMA YOSHINORI [JP]; MASUHARA EIICHI [JP]; OKADA KOICHI [JP]; YAMAUCHI JUNICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7687220B2  Issued: 30/Mar/2010

Title: Oxime Derivatives And Use Thereof As Latent Acids

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/632687   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2005

Abstract:

The invention pertain to novel photoacid generator compounds of the formula I, II or III wherein R1 is for example C1-C18alkylsulfonyl or phenylsulfonyl, phenyl-C1-C3alkylsulfonyl, , naphthylsulfonyl, anthracylsulfonyl or phenanthrylsulfonyl, all optionally substituted, or R1 is a group X1, X2 and X3 independently of each other are O or S

R'1, is e.g. phenylenedisulfonyl, naphthylenedisulfonyl, diphenylenedisulfonyl, or oxydiphenylenedisulfonyl, all optionally substituted

R2 is halogen or C1-C10haloalkyl

X is halogen

Ar1 is for example biphenylyl or fluorenyl, or is substituted naphthyl

Ar'1 is heteroarylene, optionally substituted

R8, R9, R10 and R11 for example are C1-C6alkyl which is unsubstituted or substituted by halogen

or R8, R9 and R10 are phenyl which is unsubstituted or substituted by C1-C4alkyl or halogen

or R10 and R11 together are 1,2-phenylene or C2-C6alkylene which is unsubstituted or substituted by C1-C4alkyl or halogen.

Priority: EP20040103453 Applic. Date: 2004-07-20; WO2005EP53296 Applic. Date: 2005-07-11

Inventor: YAMATO HITOSHI [JP]; ASAKURA TOSHIKAGE [JP]; HINTERMANN TOBIAS [CH]


Patent No.: US7687418B2  Issued: 30/Mar/2010

Title: X-ray opaque glass, method for the production and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: SCHOTT AG

Application No.: 10/589161   Filing Date: 28/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The X-ray opaque glass is characterized by a composition, in mol %, of SiO2, 75-98

Yb2O3, 0.1 to 40

and ZrO2, 0 to 40. Preferred embodiments of the glass are free of Al2O3 and B2O3. The glass is produced from the glass batch by melting at a temperature of at least 1500 DEG C. in an iridium or iridium alloy vessel with the assistance of high-frequency radiation. In preferred embodiments of the glass production process at least one raw material ingredient is present in the batch as a nanoscale powder. The glass is useful in dental applications, optical applications, and biomedical applications, or for photovoltaics, or as a target material in PVD processes.

Priority: DE200410011218 Applic. Date: 2004-03-04; WO2004EP14760 Applic. Date: 2004-12-28

Inventor: PEUCHERT ULRICH [DE]; KOLBERG UWE [DE]; BESINGER JOERN [DE]


Patent No.: US7690171B2  Issued: 06/Apr/2010

Title: Machine For Filling Sealed Soft Containers in an Aseptic Environment, and Method For Their Filling

Applicant/Assignee: F B R- ELPO-SOCIETA' PER AZIONI FBR-ELPO-SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Application No.: 11/910114   Filing Date: 30/Mar/2005

Abstract:

A machine for filling a sealed soft container (2) with fluid material in an aseptic condition comprises a sealing box (3) comprising two complementary half-boxes (4a & 4b) having respective sealing edges (21, 22, 23) that can be brought into mutual contact to isolate their interior from the outside environment when the complementary half-boxes (4a & 4b) are clamped together, vertical and horizontal blades located in the sealing box (3) for forming an aperture (5) in a portion of the container (2) inserted in the sealing box (3), filling device (8, 9) for filling the container (2) through the aperture (5), suckers (28a) for widening the aperture (5), and welding device (32) for sealing the aperture (5) on termination of filling.

Priority: WO2005EP03490 Applic. Date: 2005-03-30

Inventor: MERUSI PIER LUIGI [IT]


Patent No.: US7690536B2  Issued: 06/Apr/2010

Title: Foam dispenser

Applicant/Assignee: THE SUN PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/543472   Filing Date: 28/Jul/2005

Abstract:

A dispenser (1) for dispensing a mixture of two or more fluids, e.g. liquid (9) and gas (4) (e.g. air) as a foam and/or mist, the dispenser comprising a flexible container (6) for a liquid including a conduit (8) having first and second end portions (11,12) the first end portion (11) terminating in an opening in the container (6) through which the mixture is expelled from the container (6) and the second open end portion (12) being close to the base of said container, wherein the conduit (8) includes a third open end portion (13) which is located close to the top (16) of the container and laterally inclined or opposed to the second open end portion (12) and the dispenser further being provided with one or more three-dimensional turbulence elements (26) mounted in the flow path of the liquid before it leaves the dispensing opening.

Priority: EP20030250593 Applic. Date: 2003-01-30; WO2004EP00406 Applic. Date: 2004-01-19

Inventor: BRIOZZO FERNANDEZ DIEGO SEBASTIAN [AR]


Patent No.: US7691418B2  Issued: 06/Apr/2010

Title: Composition for Inhibiting or Preventing the Formation of a Biofilm

Applicant/Assignee: OYSTERSHELL NV

Application No.: 11/663119   Filing Date: 16/Sep/2005

Abstract:

Compounds for inhibiting and/or preventing the formation of a biofilm are disclosed. The compounds are an anthraquinone and/or a naphtoquinone, stereoisomeric forms, racemic mixtures, metabolites, esters or salts thereof, or mixtures thereof, and/or at least one plant extract including the compound or active fraction thereof. Compositions containing the compounds such as oral health products and methods of using the products in a method to prevent or inhibit biofilm formation are also disclosed. Preferred compositions include emodin and/or plant extracts from Rheum sp.

Priority: BE20040000456 Applic. Date: 2004-09-17; WO2005EP10011 Applic. Date: 2005-09-16

Inventor: ROSSEL BART [BE]


Patent No.: US7691497B1  Issued: 06/Apr/2010

Title: Pressable overlay material for veneering of zirconia and composites thereof

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT, INC

Application No.: 11/785042   Filing Date: 13/Apr/2007

Abstract:

A pressable body is described possessing a flexural strength of at least 125 MPa and is flowable at about 850 DEG C. to about 950 DEG C. The body is composed of at least a glass matrix phase having a composition comprising Li2O and MgO. A dental article formed at least in part from the pressable body is also described. Associated methods are also described.

Priority:

Inventor: BRODKIN DMITRI G [US]; VERANO ANNA B [US]


Patent No.: US7691919B2  Issued: 06/Apr/2010

Title: Dental materials based on ROMP composites

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 10/934904   Filing Date: 03/Sep/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to compositions, polymerizable by ring-opening metathesis, which contain (a) at least one monomer and/or oligomer which is polymerizable by ring-opening metathesis polymerization, (b) at least one filler and (c) at least one initiator for the ring-opening metathesis polymerization. The compositions are characterized in that the initiator is chemically or physically bound to the filler.

Priority: DE200410002178 Applic. Date: 2004-01-15

Inventor: SMOLAK SONJA [DE]; STELZER FRANZ [AT]; MOSZNER NORBERT [LI]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER M [LI]


Patent No.: US7694619B2  Issued: 13/Apr/2010

Title: Low lethality firearm and relative method for shooting a low lethality bullet

Applicant/Assignee: FABBRICA D'ARMI PIETRO BERETTA S.P.A

Application No.: 11/183532   Filing Date: 18/Jul/2005

Abstract:

A low lethality firearm, comprising a launcher (12) for bullets, also comprises a device for regulating the speed of the bullet (13), adapted for varying the speed of the bullet in the mouth of a barrel, comprising gas bleeding means (17, 19) from the inside of a barrel (16) of the launcher (12), wherein these gas bleeding means (17, 19) can be divided.

Priority: IT2004MI01520 Applic. Date: 2004-07-27

Inventor: BERETTA UGO GUSSALLI [IT]


Patent No.: US7695184B2  Issued: 13/Apr/2010

Title: Apparatus and Method for Stirring and Mixing of Beverages

Applicant/Assignee: NESTEC S.A

Application No.: 10/598672   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to drink-stirring device for stirring or mixing liquid and/or powdered ingredients with liquid in a drinking vessel (4), the liquid being supplied from above through the stirring device to an outlet tube which conducts at least one liquid jet towards the interior of the drinking vessel. The liquid is supplied through an outlet tube (64) which is rotatably attached to the device and is associated to an external, magnetic member (82). The electromagnet arrangement is arranged outside or at distance of the magnetic member for creating a variable magnetic field configured to move the tube (64) in rotation, so that the emerging liquid jet can be given a corresponding centrifugal effect.

Priority: SE20040000618 Applic. Date: 2004-03-10; WO2005EP02301 Applic. Date: 2005-03-04

Inventor: EKLIND EVERT [SE]


Patent No.: US7695210B1  Issued: 13/Apr/2010

Title: Seam sealer applicator

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/305981   Filing Date: 19/Dec/2005

Abstract:

A seam sealing applicator for dispensing chemical sealant into seams between adjacent sheets of flooring is comprised of a sealant reservoir mounted atop an improved seam sealer applicator tip. The applicator tip of the invention has an elongated, hollow, rigid plastic body with a pair of laterally projecting wings or flanges between its proximal end which receives the sealant reservoir and its opposite, distal sealant dispensing end. The distal end of the plastic body terminates in a flat face, preferably oriented at an angle of about seventy degrees relative to the alignment of the linear sealant delivery duct formed within the body. A thin, hollow, narrow metal insert is set into the distal end of the body. A keel or fin portion of the metal insert protrudes beyond the flat face and projects into a seam between adjacent sheets of flooring. The fin portion of the metal insert defines a thin, narrow, dispensing slit through which sealant may be dispensed deep into the seam between sheets of adjacent flooring. A tracking sight ridge is preferably formed on the front of the applicator tip at the distal end thereof, directly above the flat sealant application flow face. The applicator tip body is at least three inches in length so that it can be gripped by the hand of the installer in a variety of different ways.

Priority:

Inventor: MARTINEZ LEO [US]


Patent No.: US7696249B2  Issued: 13/Apr/2010

Title: Diphenyl Urea Derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: ARIPIDA AG ARPIDA AG

Application No.: 12/096831   Filing Date: 08/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The invention relates to novel specifically trifluoromethyl and halogen substituted 1,3-diphenyl ureas and their use as active ingredients in the preparation of pharmaceutical compositions. The invention also concerns related aspects like the preparation of the compounds, pharmaceutical compositions containing one or more of those compounds and especially their use as anti-infectives.

Priority: WO2005EP13345 Applic. Date: 2005-12-13; WO2006EP11795 Applic. Date: 2006-12-08

Inventor: LOEWE RALF [CH]; LOCIURO SERGIO [CH]; HAWSER STEPHEN [FR]; SCHMITT LAURENT [FR]


Patent No.: US7698772B1  Issued: 20/Apr/2010

Title: Orthodontic toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/233765   Filing Date: 22/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A toothbrush with a head having at least one pair of twisted wire brushes secured to the head's top surface in a position that creates a narrow and substantially uniform trench between the bristles of opposing brushes. Head construction may be solid, curved, blunt, tapering, or have a forked distal end. When a user's brace hardware and/or orthodontic wires are placed within the trench, bristles adjacent to it reach tooth surfaces behind the orthodontic wires to gently remove plaque without wire or hardware breakage. The twisted wires of opposing conical brushes are not parallel so as to create a uniform trench. The twisted wires in narrow end of conical brushes are also angled toward the distal end of the toothbrush head to facilitate reaching crowded back teeth without orthodontic wire breakage. The toothbrush handle can be laterally angled relative to its head and brushes are optionally replaceable by the user.

Priority: US20040612030P Applic. Date: 2004-09-22

Inventor: HAUSER JR THOMAS MESKELL [US]


Patent No.: US7699061B2  Issued: 20/Apr/2010

Title: Multi-component filter providing multiple flavour enhancement

Applicant/Assignee: PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC PHILIP MORRIS USA INC

Application No.: 11/882115   Filing Date: 30/Jul/2007

Abstract:

A multi-component filter for a smoking article comprises: a mouth end segment

a first flavour release segment comprising plant leaf upstream of the mouth end segment

and a second flavour release segment comprising filtration material and a flavourant upstream of the first flavour release segment. The resistance to draw of the second flavour release segment is greater than the resistance to draw of the first flavour release segment and the resistance to draw of the second flavour release segment is greater than the resistance to draw of the mouth end segment. The multi-component filter preferably further comprises a rod end segment comprising filtration material upstream of the second flavour release segment, which has a lower resistance to draw than the second flavour release segment.

Priority: EP20060254102 Applic. Date: 2006-08-04

Inventor: SEITERT HUGUES [CH]; GAWAD AHMED [CH]; LEKILI LEVENT [CH]; KUERSTEINER CHARLES [CH]


Patent No.: US7699605B2  Issued: 20/Apr/2010

Title: SELF-ETCHING EMULSION DENTAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

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

Application No.: 12/248338   Filing Date: 09/Oct/2008

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: US2004-916169 Applic. Date: 2004-08-11; US20030494603P Applic. Date: 2003-08-12

Inventor: AASEN STEVEN M [US]; ABUELYAMAN AHMED S [US]; CINADER JR DAVID K [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.: US7700305B2  Issued: 20/Apr/2010

Title: ANALYTE DETECTION

Applicant/Assignee: N2ITIVE1 INNOVATIONS

Application No.: 09/976872   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to analyte detection test systems, including test systems for the oral detection of analytes in saliva. The present invention also provides compositions and methods for storing multiple assay tests and compositions and methods for measuring the concentration of analytes in a sample.

Priority: US1999-398552 Applic. Date: 1999-09-17; US2000-698306 Applic. Date: 2000-10-27; US20000243854P Applic. Date: 2000-10-27

Inventor: TORANTO ANTHONY [US]; SINGER EVAN [US]; MILLER BRETT [US]


Patent No.: US7700308B2  Issued: 20/Apr/2010

Title: Methods for determining susceptibility to dental caries

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Application No.: 11/214474   Filing Date: 29/Aug/2005

Abstract:

The present invention provides methods for determining whether a human being is susceptible to dental caries. The methods each include the steps of measuring the amount of [alpha]-defensins HNP 1, HNP 2 and HNP 3 in saliva obtained from a human being, and determining whether a reduced amount of the [alpha]-defensins HNP 1, HNP 2 and HNP 3 is present in the saliva, thereby determining whether the human being is susceptible to dental caries.

Priority: US20040610579P Applic. Date: 2004-09-16

Inventor: DALE-CRUNK BEVERLY A [US]; KIMBALL JANET R [US]; TAO RENCHUAN [CN]


Patent No.: US7700666B2  Issued: 20/Apr/2010

Title: Composition Containing a Prepolymer and a Crosslinker, Process for Producing and Use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 11/423021   Filing Date: 08/Jun/2006

Abstract:

The invention relates to a curable composition comprising prepolymer (A) having the formula: (L-C(-O)-O-)nP wherein L is a group represented by the following formula with the N,N' bridging unit being part of a heterocyclic quasi-aromatic ringsystem, optionally containing O, N or S, preferably an azolide, P is a prepolymer backbone having a molecular weight (Mn) of at least 500, n is at least 2, and crosslinker (B) comprising at least 3 nucleophilic groups. The curable composition can be used for coating, sealing, moulding, adhering, making impressions, especially in the dental field.

Priority: EP20050012474 Applic. Date: 2005-06-10

Inventor: BISSINGER PETER [DE]; KLETTKE THOMAS [DE]


Patent No.: US7700667B2  Issued: 20/Apr/2010

Title: Dental resin composition, method of manufacture, and method of use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 11/046093   Filing Date: 28/Jan/2005

Abstract:

A composition is disclosed comprising a polymerizable (meth)acrylate of the structure: wherein A is an anhydride

a is 0 or 1

n is 0, 1, 2, or 3

R1, R2, R3, and R4 are each independently hydrogen, hydroxy, C1-C12 alkyl, C1-C12 perhaloalkyl, C1-C12 alkoxy, C1-C12 perhaloalkoxy, C2-C12 alkenyl, C2-C12 alkynyl, (C1-C6 alkyl)-O-(C1-C6 alkylene), or hydroxy(C1-C6 alkylene)

x and y are each independently an integer of 1 to 10

z is an integer of 1 to 5

R5 is hydrogen or methyl

M is wherein G and J are each independently O or NR6, wherein R6 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl

m is 1, 2, 3, or 4

W is an organic group having the valency of z+1

and q is 0 or 1

and further wherein when a is 1, n+m+q is 1, 2, 3, or 4, and when a is 0, n+m+q is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. The composition finds use as a dental resin.

Priority: US20040540148P Applic. Date: 2004-01-29

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


Patent No.: US7700668B2  Issued: 20/Apr/2010

Title: Adhesive composition with decreased polarity upon polymerization

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 10/564101   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to adhesive compositions that exhibit a significant decrease in polarity upon polymerization. More specifically, it relates to curable self etching dental adhesive compositions that can be applied to the tooth hard substance in one step and exhibit this decrease in polarity upon curing. In this respect a formulation is provided combining phosphoric acid esters bearing substituents with one ethylenically unsaturated moiety on the phosphorus atom and phosphoric acid esters bearing substituents with two or more ethylenically unsaturated moieties on the phosphorus atom.

Priority: EP20030015965 Applic. Date: 2003-07-14; WO2004EP07745 Applic. Date: 2004-07-14

Inventor: THALACKER CHRISTOPH [DE]; HECHT REINHOLD [DE]; RAIA GIOACCHINO [DE]; LUDSTECK MANFRED [DE]; DEDE KARSTEN [DE]


Patent No.: US7702381B2  Issued: 20/Apr/2010

Title: Optical fiber delivery and collection method for biological applications such as multiphoton microscopy, spectroscopy, and endoscopy

Applicant/Assignee: CORNELL RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC

Application No.: 10/918950   Filing Date: 16/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a method of applying radiation through an optical fiber for detecting disease within a plant or animal or other penetrable tissue, or imaging a particular tissue of a plant or animal. In addition, fluorescence and nonlinear scattering signals can be detected and localized within a subject by such application of radiation through an optical fiber. The radiation is effective to promote simultaneous multiphoton excitation. The optical fibers are used alone to examine internal regions of tissue, in conjunction with an optical biopsy needle to evaluate sub-surface tissue, or with an endoscope to evaluate tissue within body cavities. The present invention also relates to a device for coupling in radiation from an ultrashort mode-locked laser into the beam path of a microscope.

Priority: US20030496241P Applic. Date: 2003-08-19

Inventor: GAETA ALEXANDER L [US]; OUZOUNOV DIMITRE G [US]; WEBB WATT W [US]; WILLIAMS REBECCA M [US]; ZIPFEL WARREN R [US]


Patent No.: US7703642B2  Issued: 27/Apr/2010

Title: Tamper evident closure assemblies

Applicant/Assignee: ALTO HOLDINGS LIMITED

Application No.: 10/539776   Filing Date: 19/Dec/2003

Abstract:

A sipper type capping assembly engageable with a necked container so as not to pool condensation on the disc seal. It has a unitary molding (1) adapted to define a detachable overcap (4) and at least the container engaging skirt (9). An insert (2) and a disc seal member (17) located within molding (1), and a nozzle component (3) above the seal member is carried through the insert yet moveable relative thereto. In a non-dispensing condition, the nozzle component (3) and the insert (2) provide closure. In the dispensing condition of the nozzle component (3) relative to the insert (2) there is defined a liquid egress passageway. The insert and the nozzle component, when in or notionally considered in the non-dispensing condition, define together with the molding a fully enclosed space about part of the nozzle component.

When in or notionally considered in at least the dispensing condition, the molding and the disc seal member fully enclose the nozzle component.

Priority: NZ20020523373 Applic. Date: 2002-12-20; WO2003NZ00291 Applic. Date: 2003-12-19

Inventor: SCOTT EDWARD SEAN [NZ]


Patent No.: US7704203B2  Issued: 27/Apr/2010

Title: Kit for treating gastrointestinal tract

Applicant/Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC

Application No.: 10/386046   Filing Date: 10/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A method for treating a gastrointestinal tract in a body of a mammal. At least one nonaqueous solution is introduced into the wall. A nonbiodegradable solid is formed in the wall from the at least one nonaqueous solution to treat the wall. A kit for use in the procedure is provided.

Priority: US2001-851651 Applic. Date: 2001-05-08; US1999-286245 Applic. Date: 1999-04-05; US1999-232056 Applic. Date: 1999-01-15; US19980111884P Applic. Date: 1998-12-11

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


Patent No.: US7704518B2  Issued: 27/Apr/2010

Title: Foamable vehicle and pharmaceutical compositions thereof

Applicant/Assignee: FOAMIX LTD FOAMIX, LTD

Application No.: 11/430599   Filing Date: 09/May/2006

Abstract:

A hygroscopic pharmaceutical composition includes at least one hygroscopic substance at a concentration sufficient to provide an Aw value of at least 0.9 and an antiinfective agent. A foamble pharmaceutical carrier includes about 50% to about 98% of a polar solvent selected from the group consisting of a polyol and PEG

0% to about 48% of a secondary polar solvent

about 0.2% to about 5% by weight of a surface-active agent

about 0.01% to about 5% by weight of at least one polymeric agent

and a liquefied or compressed gas propellant at a concentration of about 3% to about 25% by weight of the total composition.

Priority: US2004-835505 Applic. Date: 2004-04-28; US20030530015P Applic. Date: 2003-12-16; US20030492385P Applic. Date: 2003-08-04; US20050679020P Applic. Date: 2005-05-09; US20060784793P Applic. Date: 2006-03-21

Inventor: TAMARKIN DOV [IL]; FRIEDMAN DORON [IL]; EINI MEIR [IL]; BESONOV ALEX [IL]


Patent No.: US7704529B2  Issued: 27/Apr/2010

Title: Magnesium-substituted hydroxyapatites

Applicant/Assignee: ETHICON, INC

Application No.: 11/089745   Filing Date: 25/Mar/2005

Abstract:

A stable, phase-pure magnesium-substituted crystalline hydroxyapatite containing from about 2.0 to about 29 wt % magnesium, wherein at least 75 wt % of the magnesium content is substituted for calcium ions in the hydroxyapatite lattice structure.

Priority: US2001-800127 Applic. Date: 2001-03-06

Inventor: RIMAN RICHARD E [US]; SUCHANEK WOJCIECH [US]; SHUK PAVEL [US]; TENHUISEN KEVOR S [US]; CHEN CHUN-WEI [US]


Patent No.: US7704934B2  Issued: 27/Apr/2010

Title: Cationic Cassia Derivatives and Applications Therefor

Applicant/Assignee: LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MARTERIALS, INC

Application No.: 12/254437   Filing Date: 20/Oct/2008

Abstract:

This invention relates to cationically derivatized polycalactomannans obtained from cassia tora and cassia obtusifolia and to their use in personal care, household care, and institutional care compositions.

Priority: US2007-843920 Applic. Date: 2007-08-23; US2004-874296 Applic. Date: 2004-06-18; US20030479793P Applic. Date: 2003-06-19

Inventor: LEPILLEUR CAROLE A [US]


Patent No.: US7708014B2  Issued: 04/May/2010

Title: Inhalation device for transpulmonary administration

Applicant/Assignee: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/538176   Filing Date: 09/Jun/2005

Abstract:

An inhalation device for transpulmonary administration comprises: a chamber (16) for containing a pharmaceutical composition which is pulverized into fine particles by an air-generated impact for dispersal in air

an air inlet flow path (2) for introducing to the chamber (16) outside air to apply the air-generated impact to the pharmaceutical composition and for injecting the outside air toward the pharmaceutical composition

an inhalation flow path (1) for inhaling the pulverized pharmaceutical composition

a housing (9) for accommodating the chamber (16), the air inlet flow path (2), and the inhalation flow path (1)

a mouthpiece (10) provided at one end of the housing (9), the mouthpiece (9) being provided with a mouth-side flow path (11) which communicates with the inhalation flow path (1), and an auxiliary flow path (12).

Priority: JP20020362754 Applic. Date: 2002-12-13; WO2003JP15943 Applic. Date: 2003-12-12

Inventor: YAMASHITA CHIKAMASA [JP]; MATSUSHITA HITOSHI [JP]; IBARAGI SHIGERU [JP]; AKAGI AKITSUNA [JP]


Patent No.: US7713057B2  Issued: 11/May/2010

Title: Oral Mucous Membrane Protector for Orthodontic Applications

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/599126   Filing Date: 18/Nov/2005

Abstract:

An oral mucous membrane protector for orthodontic appliances formed of a protective element or member arranged on the distal end of the archwire that projects from the molar tube, covering or enveloping the archwire and fixing it to the molar tube by means of an elastic ring joined to the protective element. The protective element may be reinforced on the bottom thereof so as to prevent tearing or perforation.

Priority: ES20050000029U Applic. Date: 2005-01-10; ES20050000666 Applic. Date: 2005-03-22; WO2005ES00631 Applic. Date: 2005-11-18

Inventor: DE SALAZAR VINAS MARIA PILAR [ES]


Patent No.: US7713927B2  Issued: 11/May/2010

Title: Antimicrobial peptides

Applicant/Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA C3 JIAN, INC THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA C3 JIAN, INC

Application No.: 12/014634   Filing Date: 15/Jan/2008

Abstract:

This invention provides novel antimicrobial peptides that are effective to inhibit growth and/or proliferation of various gram positive bacteria. In particular, the peptides are effective against Streptococcus mutans a common oral pathogen and the causative agent of dental caries.

Priority: US20070880783P Applic. Date: 2007-01-16

Inventor: HE JIAN [US]; ECKERT RANDAL H [US]; QI FENGXIA [US]; ANDERSON MAXWELL H [US]; SHI WENYUAN [US]


Patent No.: US7718179B2  Issued: 18/May/2010

Title: Ostertagia Vaccine

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Application No.: 11/832836   Filing Date: 02/Aug/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to nucleic acid sequences encoding Ostertagia ostertagi proteins and to parts of such nucleic acid sequences that encode an immunogenic fragment of such proteins, and to DNA fragments, recombinant DNA molecules, live recombinant carriers and host cells comprising such nucleic acid sequences or such parts thereof. The invention also relates to Ostertagia ostertagi proteins and immunogenic parts thereof encoded by such sequences. Furthermore, the present invention relates to vaccines comprising such nucleic acid sequences and parts thereof, DNA fragments, recombinant DNA molecules, live recombinant carriers and host cells comprising such nucleic acid sequences or such parts thereof, proteins or immunogenic parts thereof and antibodies against such proteins or immunogenic parts thereof.

Also, the invention relates to the use of said proteins in vaccines and for the manufacture of vaccines. Moreover, the invention relates to the use of said nucleic acid sequences, proteins or antibodies for diagnostic or vaccination purposes. Finally the invention relates to diagnostic kits comprising such nucleic acids, proteins or antibodies against such proteins.

Priority: US2005-527771 Applic. Date: 2005-03-11; WO2003EP10189 Applic. Date: 2003-09-11; US2002-243319 Applic. Date: 2002-09-13

Inventor: CLAEREBOUT EDWIN [BE]; VERCRUIJSSE JOZEF [BE]; GELDHOF PETER [BE]; VERCAUTEREN ISABEL [BE]; DE MAERE VEERLE [BE]


Patent No.: US7718194B2  Issued: 18/May/2010

Title: Coated particles with prolonged release and tablets containing same

Applicant/Assignee: ETHYPHARM

Application No.: 10/512220   Filing Date: 22/Oct/2004

Abstract:

The invention concerns coated particles with prolonged release, a method for preparing same and multiparticulate tablets comprising said coated particles.

Priority: FR20020005077 Applic. Date: 2002-04-23; WO2003FR01284 Applic. Date: 2003-04-23

Inventor: CHENEVIER PHILLIPPE [CA]; MARECHAL DOMINIQUE [CA]


Patent No.: US7721376B2  Issued: 25/May/2010

Title: Oral care implement

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/019671   Filing Date: 23/Dec/2004

Abstract:

An oral care implement with a handle includes a head with a tissue cleanser. The tissue cleanser may be a pad composed of an elastomeric material. The pad is disposed on the head on a surface opposite the tooth cleaning elements. The tissue cleanser may include a plurality of nubs extending for cleaning between the papillae of the tongue. The tissue cleanser may include a plurality of conically shaped nubs. A tissue cleanser can be used to reduce oral malodor problems and remove oral epithelial cells.

Priority: 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; US20040209244F Applic. Date: 2004-07-14; US20020414117P Applic. Date: 2002-09-27; US20020418776P Applic. Date: 2002-10-16; US20020412290P Applic. Date: 2002-09-20; US20020419425P Applic. Date: 2002-10-18

Inventor: HOHLBEIN DOUGLAS J [US]; MINTEL THOMAS E [US]; MOSKOVICH ROBERT [US]; BAERTSCHI ARMIN [CH]


Patent No.: US7722274B2  Issued: 25/May/2010

Title: Oral Care Toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/932358   Filing Date: 31/Oct/2007

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: US2004-843135 Applic. Date: 2004-05-11; 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.: US7725980B2  Issued: 01/Jun/2010

Title: Oral care implement

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/011605   Filing Date: 15/Dec/2004

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:

Inventor: MOSKOVICH ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US7727565B2  Issued: 01/Jun/2010

Title: Liquid-filled chewing gum composition

Applicant/Assignee: CADBURY ADAMS USA, LLC CADBURY ADAMS USA LLC

Application No.: 11/408761   Filing Date: 21/Apr/2006

Abstract:

Some embodiments provide a chewing or bubble gum composition which includes a liquid fill composition and a gum region which includes a gum base surrounding the liquid fill which may include a modified release component, wherein the gum region includes a polyol composition including at least one polyol and having a water solubility of less than 72% by weight at 25 DEG C. The composition may also include a coating region which surrounds the gum region.

Priority: US2005-210954 Applic. Date: 2005-08-24; US2004-925822 Applic. Date: 2004-08-25; US20060776641P Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US20050683634P Applic. Date: 2005-05-23; US20050650758P Applic. Date: 2005-02-07

Inventor: JANI BHARAT [US]; KABSE KISHOR [US]


Patent No.: US7729057B2  Issued: 01/Jun/2010

Title: Use of bromine anions in an optical electrowetting device

Applicant/Assignee: VARIOPTIC S.A

Application No.: 11/700091   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use of a bromine anion in the conductive fluid of an optical electrowetting device, especially a variable focus optical lens driven by electrowetting. The invention also pertains to a multi-phase liquid composition comprising a bromine anion, as well as an optical lens driven by electrowetting comprising the same.

Priority: EP20060356009 Applic. Date: 2006-02-01; US20060763890P Applic. Date: 2006-02-01

Inventor: MAILLARD MATHIEU [FR]; MALET GERALDINE [FR]; AMIOT FRANCK [FR]


Patent No.: US7731696B2  Issued: 08/Jun/2010

Title: Anticontamination cover

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/399556   Filing Date: 06/Apr/2006

Abstract:

An anticontamination cover prevents the biotic contamination of a gastrostomy catheter when the gastrostomy catheter is inserted through the mouth into the stomach for percutaneous, endoscopic gastrostomy. The anticontamination cover includes an elongate covering tube having a closed distal end and an open base end, and a loop attached to and projecting from the outside surface of the distal end of the covering tube. An opening is formed in a part of the distal end of the covering tube opposite a part of the distal end to which the loop is attached. A loop of the gastrostomy catheter inserted in the covering tube is passed through the opening of the distal end of the covering tube.

Priority: JP20050114649 Applic. Date: 2005-04-12

Inventor: HANAGASAKI KAZUO [JP]


Patent No.: US7732145B2  Issued: 08/Jun/2010

Title: Method and devices for rapid diagnosis of foot-and-mouth disease

Applicant/Assignee: PRINCETON BIOMEDITECH CORPORATION REPUBLIC OF KOREA (NATIONAL VETERINARY RESEARCH &QUARANTINE SERVICE)

Application No.: 10/833933   Filing Date: 28/Apr/2004

Abstract:

A rapid immunoassay method and apparatus for detecting foot and mouth disease virus are disclosed. The method and test device permit pen-side testing of animals and provide test results within a relatively short time period. In a preferred embodiment, the method and apparatus provide a means for differentiating between FMDV-infected and FMDV-vaccinated animals.

Priority: KR20030026809 Applic. Date: 2003-04-28

Inventor: KANG JE-MO [US]; SHIN NAM-KYU [KR]; CHO IN-SOO [KR]; HYUN BANG-HUN [KR]; LEE KWANG-NYEONG [KR]; OEM JAE-KU [KR]; KYE SOO-JEONG [KR]; KO YOUNG-JOON [KR]; KU BOK-KYUNG [KR]; AN SOO-HWAN [KR]; KIM IN-JOONG [KR]; KIM OK-KYUNG [KR]; KIM HEE-JONG [KR]; JANG KI-YONG [KR]; HWANG SUH-HA [KR]; KIM CHANG-HO [KR]; KO SONG-WOO [KR]; JOO YI-SEOK [KR]


Patent No.: US7732508B2  Issued: 08/Jun/2010

Title: AUTOMIXABLE PUTTY IMPRESSION MATERIAL

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

Application No.: 12/501655   Filing Date: 13/Jul/2009

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; US2004-566926 Applic. Date: 2004-07-30; WO2004EP08592 Applic. Date: 2004-07-30

Inventor: ZECH JOACHIM W [DE]; BISSINGER PETER [DE]; HOFFMANN HENNING [DE]; STEIGER WOLF [DE]


Patent No.: US7736163B2  Issued: 15/Jun/2010

Title: LAMP HOLDER

Applicant/Assignee: BJB GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 12/191806   Filing Date: 14/Aug/2008

Abstract:

A bipin fluorescent-lamp holder has a housing formed with an outwardly open housing mouth and a rotor rotatable in the housing adjacent the mouth about an axis and having a diametrally throughgoing rotor slot. The rotor is rotatable between an installation position with the rotor slot aligned with the slot and an angularly offset contact position with the slot not aligned with the mouth. The rotor and housing are so dimensioned as to receive the pins extending parallel to the axis and to move the pins in a circular orbit centered on the axis on rotation of the rotor in the housing, and contacts in the housing diametrally flanking the axis each having a main part lying outside the orbit and a contact part engageable into the orbit. The contacts pins are aligned with the slot and project into ends of the slot and into engagement with the pins only in the contact position of the rotor.

Priority: DE200710054930 Applic. Date: 2007-11-17; DE200710051431 Applic. Date: 2007-10-25

Inventor: VOGT KARL-WILHELM [DE]; GRESCHNER HARTMUT [DE]; NASSE MARKUS [DE]


Patent No.: US7736629B2  Issued: 15/Jun/2010

Title: Red herbal dentifrice

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/330786   Filing Date: 12/Jan/2006

Abstract:

A dentifrice composition of the invention can be applied to teeth and/or gums by any conventional A dentifrice composition comprises (a) calcium carbonate having properties of particle size and angularity effective to provide mild abrasivity to dental enamel

(b) red iron oxide of low abrasivity in an effective amount on which to impart red color to the composition

and (c) a herbal component comprising at least one botanical or extract thereof, in a total herbal component amount effective to promote oral health.

Priority: IN2005DE03081 Applic. Date: 2005-11-18

Inventor: KAMATH SHRIDHARA [IN]; NAIR RAMESH [IN]


Patent No.: US7737107B2  Issued: 15/Jun/2010

Title: Trimethylcyclododecatriene derivatives, use thereof and perfumed products containing the same

Applicant/Assignee: V. MANE FILS

Application No.: 11/795382   Filing Date: 13/Jan/2006

Abstract:

A compound of formula (I)

its structure represented with dotted lines being either cis- or trans-double bonds wherein: A) R1 represents a hydrogen atom and R2 represents an OH, OCH3 or OC2H5 group while either a) R4, R5, and R7 each represent hydrogen atoms with R3, R6, and R8 each representing methyl radicals

b) R4, R6, and R7 each represent hydrogen atoms with R3, R5, and R8 each representing methyl radicals

or c) R3, R6 and R7 each represent hydrogen atoms with R4, R5, and R8, each representing methyl radicals

or B) R7 represents a hydrogen atom

R1, R4, and R6 each represent hydrogen atoms with R2, R3, and R5 each representing a methyl radical while R8 represents OH, OCH3 or OC2H5 groups when dotted lines are present

when dotted lines are absent, R8 represents either OCH3 or OC2H5 groups. At least one compound is applied as an odorant agent.

Priority: FR20050000550 Applic. Date: 2005-01-19; WO2006FR00081 Applic. Date: 2006-01-13

Inventor: MANE JEAN [FR]; CHANOT JEAN-JACQUES [FR]; SCHROEDER MARTIN [GB]


Patent No.: US7739124B1  Issued: 15/Jun/2010

Title: System, method and apparatus for encouraging the undertaking of a preventative treatment

Applicant/Assignee: WALKER DIGITAL, LLC

Application No.: 09/678117   Filing Date: 02/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A system and method is disclosed whereby a customer involved in a transaction is offered a benefit to be applied to the transaction in exchange for undertaking or agreeing to undertake some form of preventative treatment. The transaction may be a purchase of goods or services occurring, for example, over the Internet. In one embodiment, the customer may select an option whereby a third party, such as an insurer of the customer, will provide payment for at least part of the transaction, in exchange for the customer undergoing a preventative treatment. The preventative treatment may include a health treatment screening or test. The payment provided may be determined from an expected future savings in insuring the customer if the preventative treatment is undertaken. Payment may also be conditioned upon the customer's agreement to continue his or her insurance coverage with the insurer or to confirm that the preventative treatment was performed. In certain embodiments, the insurer may place a hold against a financial account for the value of the benefit until administration of the preventative treatment is confirmed.

Priority: US20000208752P Applic. Date: 2000-06-02

Inventor: WALKER JAY S [US]; JORASCH JAMES A [US]; GELMAN GEOFFREY M [US]; SAMMON RUSSELL PRATT [US]; GOLDEN ANDREW P [US]; TULLEY STEPHEN C [US]; DUGAN BRIAN M [US]; PALMER TIMOTHY A [US]; MAYFIELD TERRY E [US]; DICKERSON JOHN B [US]; KOBAYASHI MICHIKO [US]


Patent No.: US7740479B2  Issued: 22/Jun/2010

Title: ACTIVATING BRUSH TIP APPLICATORS FOR DENTAL BLEACHING COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/866532   Filing Date: 03/Oct/2007

Abstract:

A brush tipped applicator includes an applicator tip having a body defining an external surface and an internal conduit. The applicator tip body can have a proximal end defining a proximal opening of the internal conduit and a distal end. The proximal end of the applicator tip body can have a first fastener that is configured for being coupled to a fastener (i.e., second fastener) of a member containing the dental bleaching composition such that the internal conduit of the applicator tip body is capable of being fluidly coupled with the dental bleaching composition. Additionally, the brush tip includes at least one filament disposed on the external surface of the applicator tip body. A dental bleach activator disposed within the filament in an amount sufficient for activating the dental bleaching composition for whitening the teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; VU DAVID Q [US]


Patent No.: US7740482B2  Issued: 22/Jun/2010

Title: Stable cationically crosslinkable/polymerizable dental composition with a high filler content

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA CHIMIE BLUESTAR SILICONES FRANCE

Application No.: 12/149536   Filing Date: 02/May/2008

Abstract:

Stable and substantially filled cationic dental compositions are described which include: (1) at least one cationically reactive compound (A)

(2) at least one dental filler (B)

(3) optionally, at least one dispersant (C) composed of at least one organic polymer or copolymer

(4) at least one cationic photoinitiator (D)

and (5) optionally, at least one photosensitizer (E). The dental filler (B) is treated with at least one organosilicon coupling agent (F), and at least one compound (G). The organosilicon coupling agent (F) has at least one reactive function (rfA) directly linked to a silicon atom forming after activation of a chemical bond with the dental filler, and at least one reactive function (rfB) not directly linked to a silicon atom, forming after activation, a chemical bond with a reactive function (rfC) of the compound (G).

Priority: FR20040005177 Applic. Date: 2004-05-13; FR20040007209 Applic. Date: 2004-06-30; US2005-126273 Applic. Date: 2005-05-11; US20040599064P Applic. Date: 2004-08-06

Inventor: FRANCES JEAN-MARC [FR]; DERUELLE MARTIAL [FR]; GIRAUD YVES [FR]


Patent No.: US7741262B2  Issued: 22/Jun/2010

Title: COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING HARDNESS IONS AND GLUCONATE AND METHODS EMPLOYING THEM TO REDUCE CORROSION AND ETCH

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 12/263021   Filing Date: 31/Oct/2008

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions including a water soluble magnesium salt, water soluble calcium salt, and gluconate, which have a beneficial effect on corrosion during cleaning. The present compositions can reduce corrosion of a variety of surfaces including glass, aluminum, chrome, copper, and steel. The present invention also relates to methods employing these compositions.

Priority: US2008-114329 Applic. Date: 2008-05-02; US20070927575P Applic. Date: 2007-05-04

Inventor: SMITH KIM R [US]; LAWRENCE MICHEL M [US]; BARTELME MICHAEL J [US]


Patent No.: US7744096B2  Issued: 29/Jun/2010

Title: Seal device

Applicant/Assignee: EAGLE ENGINEERING AEROSPACE CO., LTD

Application No.: 11/058197   Filing Date: 16/Feb/2005

Abstract:

Primary objective of the present invention is to effect a seal against a variable clearance formed between assembly components which admit flows of high temperature fluids or are subjected to vibrations. Another objective is to reduce manufacture cost thereof. The seal device is comprised of seal strip, seal strip assemblage and a joint section, wherein the seal strip retains a first seal end section at one distal end of a thin seal base strip and a second seal end section at the other distal end of said seal base strip, wherein the seal strip assemblage arranges a plurality of said seal strips and retains a first outer circumferential seal face and a second outer circumferential seal face, the first outer circumferential seal face being disposed at the outer circumference of the first seal end section,

the second outer circumferential seal face being disposed at the outer circumference of the second seal end section, wherein the joint section connects the seal strip assemblage so as to form an integral structure.

Priority: JP20040040967 Applic. Date: 2004-02-18

Inventor: KONO TORU [JP]


Patent No.: US7744915B2  Issued: 29/Jun/2010

Title: Apparatus and method for preventing adhesions between an implant and surrounding tissues

Applicant/Assignee: MACROPORE BIOSURGERY, INC MAST BIOSURGERY AG

Application No.: 11/653064   Filing Date: 12/Jan/2007

Abstract:

An anti-adhesion membrane is placed onto an implant introduced into a surgical site of a patient to prevent post-surgical adhesions between the implant and surrounding tissue. The implant may comprise either biological material, such as a transplanted organ, or non-biological material such as a medical device. The membrane may be applied in a variety of ways. In one example, a membrane according to the present invention is shrink-wrapped around a pace-maker. In another example, a breast implant is spray-coated or dipped with the membrane material.

Priority: US2003-632014 Applic. Date: 2003-07-31; US20020409137P Applic. Date: 2002-09-09; US20020399813P Applic. Date: 2002-07-31

Inventor: CALHOUN CHRISTOPHER J [US]; HOLMES RALPH E [US]; CORNWALL G BRYAN [US]


Patent No.: US7748176B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2010

Title: Flooring systems

Applicant/Assignee: FLOOR 2 WALL LIMITED

Application No.: 10/545367   Filing Date: 11/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A flooring system comprising a plurality of elongate members (1) secured together along adjacent longitudinal side edges by means of co-operating male and female formations (2, 3). The female formation (3) is a channel with relatively convergent sidewalls and the male formation comprises a hollow rail of complementary shape. An outer sidewall of the channel is resilient to allow the rail to be snapped into the channel in a direction transverse to the length of the members (1) and to return to its original shape to resist removal of the rail. The formations (2, 3) are arranged so that upper surfaces of adjacent members (1) form a panel having a planar support surface (21) and relative rotation of the members (1) about an axis parallel to the longitudinal side edges is resisted. Two panels may be joined together to provide upper and lower planar support surfaces (21, 22).

Priority: GB20030003136 Applic. Date: 2003-02-12; WO2004GB00551 Applic. Date: 2004-02-12

Inventor: HARDING MICEAL JOHN PETER [GB]; HARDING OLIVER CHARLES [GB]; MACLEOD IAIN MACKENZIE [GB]


Patent No.: US7748980B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2010

Title: Dispenser for dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: BISCO, INC

Application No.: 11/522825   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an apparatus for providing specifically metered doses of at least two flowable dental materials in desired ratios to one another. In particular, the present invention allows for controlled metering and dispensing of two or more flowable dental substances which when subsequently mixed form a dental bonding composition, dental adhesive, dental cement, or other dental restorative or preparative materials.

Specifically, one embodiment of the present invention utilizes a multi-rack system as well as a drive spring action to provide a substantial mechanical advantage to the user such that a relatively long throw of the dispensing button creates a relatively short, metered distance of movement of the multiple racks and corresponding pistons in the each lumen of a cartridge containing the component of the desired dental composition, allowing for small, metered doses of each flowable dental component to be dispensed from the apparatus in the proper proportions.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US7749367B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2010

Title: Vertical slab gel electrophoresis cell and method therefor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/382159   Filing Date: 05/Mar/2003

Abstract:

In the present vertical slab-gel electrophoresis instrument, all the vertical slab gel cassettes comprise un-notched rectangular sidewalls and flanged spacer strips, but still can form a U-notched upper opening with an even rim for each cassette

one type of cassette can undergo gel casting with an electrophoresis cell, while another two types of cassettes can be used to form a multiple-cassette electrophoresis cell. The present invention can also incorporate a swing-frame chosen for urging a cassette to join an upper buffer chamber, provides an improved cooling device such that there is no need for the use of exogenous coolant, and also provides simple methods to enable cassettes to be tightly enclosed within membrane pouches for gel casting.

Priority:

Inventor: ZHOU DEMING [US]


Patent No.: US7749502B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2010

Title: Synthetic peptide constructs for the diagnosis and treatment of periodontitis associated with Porphyromonas gingivalis

Applicant/Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Application No.: 11/731307   Filing Date: 30/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an oral composition and an immunogenic composition for the suppression of the pathogenic effects of the intra-oral bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis associated with periodontal disease.

Priority: AU1997PO06528 Applic. Date: 1997-04-30; US2003-387977 Applic. Date: 2003-03-12; US2000-423056 Applic. Date: 2000-03-22; WO1998AU00311 Applic. Date: 1998-04-30

Inventor: REYNOLDS ERIC C [AU]; O'BRIEN-SIMPSON NEIL MARTIN [AU]; SLAKESKI NADA [AU]


Patent No.: US7749980B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2010

Title: Non-nucleotide compositions and method for treating pain

Applicant/Assignee: INSPIRE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/576859   Filing Date: 21/Oct/2004

Abstract:

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

Priority: US20030513844P Applic. Date: 2003-10-21; WO2004US35396 Applic. Date: 2004-10-21

Inventor: PLOURDE JR ROBERT [US]; SHAVER SAMMY R [US]; ABREO MELWYN ANTHONY [US]; ALFARO-LOPEZ LORENZO JOSUE [US]; FENG YANGBO [US]; KHASANOVA TATYANA V [US]; HOLLADAY MARK W [US]; CREAN CHRISTOPHER S [US]


Patent No.: US7750049B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2010

Title: O-SUBSTITUTED-DIBENZYL UREA-DERIVATIVES AS TRPV1 RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS

Applicant/Assignee: PHARMESTE S.R.L

Application No.: 12/519753   Filing Date: 06/Dec/2007

Abstract:

The invention relates to compounds of formula (I) in which R is selected from halogen, alkyl, alkoxy, aryl and heteroaryl

R1 is selected from 2-hydroxyethyl, 2,3-dihydroxypropyl, 3-hydroxypropyl, 2,2-dihydroxyethyl, 3,3-dihydroxypropyl, 1,3-dioxolane-ethyl, 1,3-dioxane-methyl, 1,3-dioxolane-methyl, 1,3-dioxane-ethyl, 3-fluoro-2-hydroxypropyl, 3-carboxy-2-hydroxy-propyl, 3-chloro-2-hydroxypropyl, 2-hydroxypropyl, 2-hydroxy-propen-2-yl, morpholinoethyl, piperazinoethyl, hydroxymethyl, benzyl, 4-(hydroxymethyl)benzyl, 4-chlorobenzyl, 4-fluorobenzyl, and 4-hydroxybenzyl. R2 is te/t-butyl or trifluoromethyl

R3 is independently selected from hydrogen, carboxy, cyano, alkyl or hydroxyalkyl, The compounds of formula (I) can be used for the preparation of pharmaceutical compositions for the therapy of inflammatory states, such as chronic neuropathic pain, over-active bladder syndrome, tumor pain, hemorrhoids, inflammatory hyperalgesia, post-intervention pain, dental extraction, airway and gastro-intestinal diseases.

Priority: EP20060026533 Applic. Date: 2006-12-21; WO2007IB03784 Applic. Date: 2007-12-06

Inventor: BARALDI PIER GIOVANNI [IT]; BOREA PIER ANDREA [IT]; GEPPETTI PIERANGELO [IT]; FRUTTAROLO FRANCESCA [IT]; PAVANI MARIA GIOVANNA [IT]; TREVISANI MARCELLO [IT]


Patent No.: US7752684B1  Issued: 13/Jul/2010

Title: Combination-cleaning tool and plunger

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/534481   Filing Date: 22/Sep/2006

Abstract:

A combination cleaning tool and plunger integrates a cleaning tool and plunger in a single shafted tool to save storage space and provide the tools required for non-invasive plumbing maintenance in one convenient tool assembly. The plunger portion of the tool may be attached in a position near the lower end of the shaft for use in plunging a drain, or slidably moved to be attached in a position near the shaft handle at the upper end of the shaft, exposing the cleaning tool at the lower end of the shaft for use. No disassembly of parts or handling of the working parts is required to use either tool.

Priority: US20050720308P Applic. Date: 2005-09-23

Inventor: PIERETTI GEORGE [US]


Patent No.: US7753301B1  Issued: 13/Jul/2010

Title: Guide-cutting plate of a cutting wheel for a paper shredder

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 12/214349   Filing Date: 17/Jun/2008

Abstract:

A guide-cutting sheet of a cutting wheel for a paper shredder is characterized in that two sides of a centerline of a planar linear guide-cutting sheet are opened respectively with blade shaft transfix holes corresponding to a spacing between the blade shafts of two parallel cylindrical rotary cutting wheels

below or above two blade shaft transfix holes are opened respectively with fixing rod transfix holes, corresponding to a spacing between two fixing rods

the centerline part above two blade shaft transfix holes is opened with a rabbet which can be latched at two aperture walls of a strip-shape aperture on a face cover

and a bottom of the rabbet is provided with a concaved knife-edge which can cut off paper sheets.

Priority:

Inventor: LO EMILY [TW]


Patent No.: US7753623B2  Issued: 13/Jul/2010

Title: CONNECTING PROFILE FOR INTERCONNECTING THREE SHEET PILE WALL COMPONENTS AND AN ARRANGEMENT OF SHEET PILE WALL COMPONENTS COMPRISING SUCH A CONNECTING PROFILE

Applicant/Assignee: PILEPRO LLC

Application No.: 12/028705   Filing Date: 08/Feb/2008

Abstract:

A connecting profile is disclosed for interconnecting three sheet-pile wall components. The connecting profile has a basic body from which three identical lock profiles project in predetermined coupling directions. Each lock profile comprises a thumb strip with a central web on which is formed a thumb which extends transversely to the longitudinal direction of the central web. A curved finger strip points in the direction of the thumb strip and forms a lock inner chamber and defines a mouth opening for the lock of the sheet-pile wall component that is to be hooked in. The mouth opening and the lock inner chamber are designed in such a way that the lock of the sheet-pile wall component that is to be hooked into the lock profile can be pivoted in the lock profile by a pivot angle of at least 15 degrees.

Priority: DE200510037564 Applic. Date: 2005-08-09; DE200610000624 Applic. Date: 2006-01-02; WO2006EP07208 Applic. Date: 2006-07-21

Inventor: HEINDL RICHARD [DE]; WENDT ROB [US]


Patent No.: US7753987B2  Issued: 13/Jul/2010

Title: High Vacuum In-Situ Refining Method for High-Purity Materials and an Apparatus Thereof

Applicant/Assignee: THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS

Application No.: 12/067835   Filing Date: 11/Apr/2006

Abstract:

The present invention concerns a high vacuum in-situ refining method for high-purity and superhigh-purity materials and the apparatus thereof, characterized in heating the upper part and lower part of crucible separately using double-heating-wires diffusion furnace under vacuum, thereby forming the temperature profile which is high at upper part and low at lower part of crucible, or in reverse during different stages

then heating the crucible in two steps to remove impurities with high saturation vapor pressure and low saturation vapor pressure respectively in efficiency

and obtaining high-purity materials eventually. The whole procedure is isolated from atmosphere, reducing contamination upon stuff remarkably.

The present invention could provide products with high-quality and high production capacity, which are stable in performance, therefore is reliable and free from contamination. The present invention is appropriate for manufacture of high-purity and superhigh-purity materials, particularly for manufacture of high-activity high-purity materials.

Priority: CN20051105454 Applic. Date: 2005-09-28; CN20051105687 Applic. Date: 2005-09-30; WO2006CN00645 Applic. Date: 2006-04-11

Inventor: DU XIAOLONG [CN]; ZENG ZHAOQUAN [CN]; YUAN HONGTAO [CN]; LI HANDONG [CN]; XUE QIKUN [CN]; JIA JINFENG [CN]


Patent No.: US7754205B2  Issued: 13/Jul/2010

Title: Composition for transmucosal administration containing conenzyme Q as the active ingredient

Applicant/Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/476208   Filing Date: 28/Oct/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the supply of coenzyme Q which is highly useful in maintaining human health, and provides a method and preparations whereby coenzyme Q can be efficiently supplied to patients having difficulties in oral administration, aged having swallowing difficulties and patients with diseases caused by topical disorders. It is found that the coenzyme Q concentration in the blood or topical mucosae can be elevated by using a composition for transmucosal administration containing oxidized coenzyme Q and/or reduced coenzyme Q as the active ingredient, wherein the total content of the oxidized coenzyme Q and the reduced coenzyme Q amounts to 0.0001 to 99% by weight of the whole composition.

Priority: JP20010139605 Applic. Date: 2001-05-10; WO2002JP04476 Applic. Date: 2002-05-08

Inventor: FUJII KENJI [JP]; KAWABE TAIZO [JP]; HOSOE KAZUNORI [JP]; HIDAKA TAKAYOSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7754701B2  Issued: 13/Jul/2010

Title: Difructose anhydride-containing composition and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: FANCL CORPORATION NIPPON BEET SUGAR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/512212   Filing Date: 02/Sep/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a difructose anhydride (DFA)-containing composition and use thereof. DFA is a cyclic disaccharide in which the reducing termini of two fructose molecules bind each other to hydroxyl groups at the other nonreducing termini. According to the present invention, it has been revealed that DFA is effective in accelerating the absorption of magnesium, zinc or copper, accelerating bone formation, accelerating diuretic action, and improving bowel movement and is useful in inhibiting dental caries. A composition of the present invention can be used as a composition for a medicinal product and a food or drink product (including feed for animal use).

Examples of a medicinal product and a food or drink product for human or animal use include formulated powder milk, parenteral nutrients, health food and drink products, and additives for feed and are not particularly limited as long as they are ultimately in an orally administrable form.

Priority: JP20020126021 Applic. Date: 2002-04-26; JP20020302983 Applic. Date: 2002-10-17; JP20020314001 Applic. Date: 2002-10-29; JP20020326212 Applic. Date: 2002-11-11; JP20030079129 Applic. Date: 2003-03-20; WO2003JP05245 Applic. Date: 2003-04-24

Inventor: SHIOMI TAKUYA [JP]; OKUHARA YASUHIDE [JP]; TAMURA AKIKO [JP]; TOMITA KYOKO [JP]; SHIGEMATSU NORIHIRO [JP]; KIKUCHI HIROTO [JP]; ARITSUKA TSUTOMU [JP]; TOMITA FUSAO [JP]


Patent No.: US7754763B2  Issued: 13/Jul/2010

Title: Oral composition to reduce cold symptoms and duration of same

Applicant/Assignee: ZICAM, LLC

Application No.: 10/837078   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2004

Abstract:

An oral spray composition for preventing and/or reducing the symptoms of the common cold including a zinc formulation containing both zinc acetate and zinc gluconate to ensure sustained availability of increased amounts of ionizable zinc.

Priority: US20030467217P Applic. Date: 2003-04-30

Inventor: CLAROT TIM [US]


Patent No.: US7754994B2  Issued: 13/Jul/2010

Title: Cleaning device using atmospheric gas discharge plasma

Applicant/Assignee: ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL - INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR RESEARCH ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL

Application No.: 11/637869   Filing Date: 13/Dec/2006

Abstract:

Atmospheric gas discharge plasma is generated in a gas whirlpool cavity. Then the plasma is sprayed out in a gas flow to clean an object. The whole process is simple with merits of utility and cost savings. And objects can be cleaned one after one continuously.

Priority:

Inventor: YAN JYH-MING [TW]; CHEN SHIAW-HUEI [TW]; YANG MING-SONG [TW]; HUANG MEN-HAN [TW]; CHEN YUNG-CHIH [TW]


Patent No.: US7757693B2  Issued: 20/Jul/2010

Title: Continuously adjustable mandibular protrusion splint for treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/719680   Filing Date: 23/Nov/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to a two-part mandibular protrusion splint (1) for preventing snoring and/or obstructive sleep apnoea, comprising a lower part (2) and an upper part (3), comprising shaping and flexurally rigid trays (2a, 3a) which are open towards the mandibula and maxilla respectively, where the bottom surfaces of the outsides of the two trays (2a, 3a) are connected to one another in such a way that they are continuously adjustable relative to one another in the longitudinal direction, and a corresponding ready-to-use set for the production or restoration of mandibular protrusion splints consisting of (i) shaping and flexurally rigid trays (2a, 3a) with preformed attachment elements on the outsides of each of the bottom surfaces

(ii) one or more adjustment screws (10) for connecting the attachment elements

and (iii) optionally use instructions.

Priority: DE200410058081 Applic. Date: 2004-12-01; DE200520015106U Applic. Date: 2005-09-24; WO2005DE02095 Applic. Date: 2005-11-23

Inventor: TOUSSAINT WINFRIED [DE]


Patent No.: US7758704B2  Issued: 20/Jul/2010

Title: Endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP

Application No.: 11/716249   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2007

Abstract:

An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus of the present invention includes a cleaning tub, a chemical solution tank for storing a germicide, a chemical solution collection pipe, a chemical solution pipe, a feed pipe, a germicide bottle tray which can be drawn from the body of the cleaning/disinfecting apparatus, and a control unit for performing control to prepare the germicide by mixing a basis, a buffering agent, and a diluent. The germicide bottle tray includes a storage part which stores at least a first bottle body out of the first bottle body for storing the basis or a second bottle body for storing the buffering agent, and a detection portion for outputting a detection signal in a state in which the bottle body is stored in the storage part. The control unit performs control based on the detection signal outputted from the detection portion to prepare the germicide.

Priority: WO2006JP323038 Applic. Date: 2006-11-17

Inventor: HASEGAWA HITOSHI [JP]; KOTANI KOJIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US7758888B2  Issued: 20/Jul/2010

Title: Composition exhibiting enhanced formulation stability and delivery of topical active ingredients

Applicant/Assignee: SOL-GEL TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Application No.: 09/983229   Filing Date: 23/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A therapeutic, cosmetic or cosmeceutic composition for topical application, capable of stabilizing an active ingredient and delivering the active ingredient, comprising a plurality of microcapsules having a core-shell structure. The microcapsules have a diameter of approximately 0.1 to 100 micron. The core of each microcapsule includes at least one active ingredient and is encapsulated within a microcapsular shell. The shell is comprised of at least one inorganic polymer obtained by a sol-gel process, and the shell protects the active ingredient before topical application and is designed to release the active ingredient from the microcapsules following application. The composition is useful in encapsulating active ingredients, such as benzoyl peroxide, that are unstable in other formulation, or are irritating to the skin.

Priority: WO2001IL00370 Applic. Date: 2001-04-20; US20000198749P Applic. Date: 2000-04-21

Inventor: LAPIDOT NOA [IL]; MAGDASSI SHLOMO [IL]; AVNIR DAVID [IL]; ROTTMAN CLAUDIO [IL]; GANS ORIT [IL]; SERI-LEVY ALON [IL]


Patent No.: US7759043B2  Issued: 20/Jul/2010

Title: Oxime Ester Photoinitiators

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORP

Application No.: 11/660346   Filing Date: 08/Aug/2005

Abstract:

Compounds of the formula (I), wherein R1, R2 and R10 independently of one another are C1-C20alkyl, phenyl, C1-C12alkylphenyl or phenyl-C1-C6alkyl

R3 and R4 independently of one another are hydrogen, C1-C20alkyl, NR6R7 or SR8, provided that at least one of R3 or R4 is NR6R7 or SR8

R5 is hydrogen or C1-C20alkyl

R6 and R7 independently of one another are C1-C20alkyl, or R6 and R7 together with the N-atom to which they are attached form a 5 or 6 membered ring, which optionally is interrupted by O, S or NR9 and which optionally additionally is substituted by one or more C1-C4alkyl

R8 is phenyl, biphenylyl, naphthyl, anthryl or phenanthryl, all of which optionally are substituted by one or more C1-C4alkyl

and R9 is hydrogen, C1-C20alkyl, C2-C4hydroxyalkyl or phenyl

exhibit an unexpectedly good performance in photopolymerization reactions.

Priority: EP20040103962 Applic. Date: 2004-08-18; WO2005EP53894 Applic. Date: 2005-08-08

Inventor: TANABE JUNICHI [JP]; KUNIMOTO KAZUHIKO [JP]; KURA HISATOSHI [JP]; OKA HIDETAKA [JP]; OHWA MASAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7759317B2  Issued: 20/Jul/2010

Title: ANALGESIC AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS WITH FLAVONOID GLYCOSIDE-TYPE COMPOUNDS

Applicant/Assignee: BMB PATENT HOLDING CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/966795   Filing Date: 28/Dec/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing certain flavonoid glycoside-type compounds that have been shown in the present invention to be therapeutically useful, including useful as analgesics and anti-inflammatories for the treatment and management of pain and inflammatory conditions. Methods for the therapeutic uses of such compounds and pharmaceutical compositions is also provided.

Priority: US20060882278P Applic. Date: 2006-12-28

Inventor: BELGOROD BARRY MILES [US]


Patent No.: US7763236B2  Issued: 27/Jul/2010

Title: USE OF OSTEOPONTIN IN DENTAL FORMULATIONS

Applicant/Assignee: ARLA FOODS AMBA

Application No.: 12/363661   Filing Date: 30/Jan/2009

Abstract:

Use of osteopontin for reducing plaque bacterial growth on tooth enamel and dental formulations containing osteopontin.

Priority: DK20030001777 Applic. Date: 2003-12-01; US2004-000028 Applic. Date: 2004-12-01; US20030525828P Applic. Date: 2003-12-01

Inventor: BURLING HANS [SE]; SOERENSEN ESBEN SKIPPER [DK]; BERTELSEN HANS [DK]; JOERGENSEN ANDERS STEEN [DK]; GRAVERHOLT GITTE [DK]


Patent No.: US7763419B2  Issued: 27/Jul/2010

Title: Methods for determining the relative benefits and/or evaluating quantitative changes of products on epithelial tissue

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/789648   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2007

Abstract:

A method for determining the relative benefits of products which affect animal epithelial tissue is provided. Also provided is a method for evaluating quantitative changes on one or more affected surfaces of epithelial tissue of a subject caused by a test product.

Priority: US2004-787560 Applic. Date: 2004-02-26

Inventor: HENDRIX STEPHEN WORTH [US]; OSBORNE SCOTT EDWARD [US]; BALDWIN SUSAN [US]


Patent No.: US7763575B2  Issued: 27/Jul/2010

Title: ESSENTIAL OILS BASED CLEANING AND DISINFECTING COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: OHSOCLEAN, INC

Application No.: 12/335145   Filing Date: 15/Dec/2008

Abstract:

Cleaning and disinfecting compositions for cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing inanimate and animate surfaces are provided. The cleaning and disinfecting compositions contain thyme oil or thyme oil and origanum oil, a salt of a transition metal, sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate and water. The cleaning and disinfecting compositions are surprisingly stable and as such, they may be provided to consumers in the undiluted state. The cleaning and disinfecting compositions are botanical, environmentally sustainable, non-toxic and mildly scented.

Priority: US2006-555875 Applic. Date: 2006-11-02

Inventor: WEISS LARRY [US]; DEATH S SAMUEL [CA]


Patent No.: US7766018B2  Issued: 03/Aug/2010

Title: Device and composition for reducing the incidence of tobacco smoking

Applicant/Assignee: SMOKE-BREAK, INC

Application No.: 11/240852   Filing Date: 30/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A device which facilitates the absorption of nicotine in order to reduce the incidence of tobacco smoking is disclosed. The device includes a tube defining an interior space. The tube has a first end with an opening and a second end. An inhalable, flowable liquid or gel composition is disposed in the interior space of the tube. The composition may include water, at least one vitamin, a flavoring agent, and nicotine. The flavoring agent may include an intense sweetener such as sucralose, and a natural or artificial fruit flavor. A user inhales on the first end of the tube of the device as a substitute oral activity to tobacco smoking and thereby ingests a source of nicotine that reduces the withdrawal symptoms experienced when smoking is stopped.

Priority: US20040614883P Applic. Date: 2004-09-30

Inventor: ROTH BRETT J [US]; CLAYTON TERRILL S [US]


Patent No.: US7766227B2  Issued: 03/Aug/2010

Title: TRANSACTION CARD WITH MOVABLE MEMBER

Applicant/Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC

Application No.: 11/965474   Filing Date: 27/Dec/2007

Abstract:

A transaction card includes a base member, an auxiliary member and an account identifier. The base member defines a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface and a slot extending therethrough. The auxiliary member includes a first section and a handle section and is coupled with the base member such that the first section is disposed on the first surface of the base member. The handle section extends from the first surface, through the slot and to the second surface of the base member such that movement of the handle section causes movement of the auxiliary member relative to the base member. The account identifier is included on one of the base member and the auxiliary member and links the transaction card to at least one of an account and a record.

Priority:

Inventor: REYNOLDS ADAM W [US]; HALBUR TED C [US]; SMITH DENNIS R [US]


Patent No.: US7767094B2  Issued: 03/Aug/2010

Title: Method and Apparatus for Collecting and/or Separating Solids from Liquids

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRA AQUATIC TECHNOLOGY PTY LTD

Application No.: 10/572822   Filing Date: 21/Sep/2004

Abstract:

Apparatus (10) for collecting solids selling on the bottom of a liquid reservoir and/or floating solids, the apparatus (10) having a hollow suction head (23) and at least one outlet duct (26) extending from the suction head (23). Air can be supplied to the suction head (23) to create a suction pressure in the suction head (23) to cause settling solids beneath the suction head (23) to pass along the outlet duct or ducts (26). The suction head (23) may be connected to a collector (11) which is provided with a float (21) to support the collector (11) at the surface of the liquid, and the outlet duct or ducts (26) are connected to the collector (11) which collects the solids. The collector (11) may also have an inlet to collect floating solids.

Priority: AU20030905127 Applic. Date: 2003-09-22; WO2004AU01282 Applic. Date: 2004-09-21

Inventor: NIELSEN IAN BRADLEY [AU]


Patent No.: US7767222B2  Issued: 03/Aug/2010

Title: Apparatus and method for preventing adhesions between an implant and surrounding tissues

Applicant/Assignee: MAST BIOSURGERY AG

Application No.: 10/632014   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2003

Abstract:

An anti-adhesion membrane is placed onto an implant introduced into a surgical site of a patient to prevent post-surgical adhesions between the implant and surrounding tissue. The implant may comprise either biological material, whcu as a transplanted organ, or non-biological material such as a medical device. The membrane may be applied in a variety of ways. In one example, a membrane according to the present invention is shrink-wrapped around a pace-maker. In another example, a breast implant is spray-coated or dipped with the membrane material.

Priority: US20020409137P Applic. Date: 2002-09-09; US20020399813P Applic. Date: 2002-07-31

Inventor: CALHOUN CHRISTOPHER J [US]; HOLMES RALPH E [US]; CORNWALL G BRYAN [US]


Patent No.: US7767226B2  Issued: 03/Aug/2010

Title: Calcium sulfate based nanoparticles

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

Application No.: 12/011930   Filing Date: 30/Jan/2008

Abstract:

The present invention provides a method for facilitating repair of an area of bone by providing hemihydrate calcium sulfate particles, mixing the particles with an aqueous solution to obtain a paste, applying the paste to an area of bone in need of repair, and allowing the paste to set.

Priority: US20070887184P Applic. Date: 2007-01-30; US20070887859P Applic. Date: 2007-02-02

Inventor: PARK YOUNGBUM [US]; DZIAK ROSEMARY [US]; GENCO ROBERT J [US]; SWIHART MARK [US]; PERINPANAYAGAM HIRAN [CA]


Patent No.: US7767389B2  Issued: 03/Aug/2010

Title: Methods for determining the relative benefits and/or evaluating quantitative changes of products on epithelial tissue

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/789649   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2007

Abstract:

A method for determining the relative benefits of products which affect animal epithelial tissue is provided. Also provided is a method for evaluating quantitative changes on one or more affected surfaces of epithelial tissue of a subject caused by a test product.

Priority: US2004-787560 Applic. Date: 2004-02-26

Inventor: HENDRIX STEPHEN WORTH [US]; OSBORNE SCOTT EDWARD [US]; BALDWIN SUSAN [US]


Patent No.: US7767656B2  Issued: 03/Aug/2010

Title: Blends of temperature sensitive and anionic polymers for drug delivery

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/410831   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2006

Abstract:

A physical blend of inverse thermal gelling and shear-thinning, thixotropic polymers that has a lower gelation temperature than the thermal gelling polymer alone is provided. The blend results in an injectable hydrogel that does not flow freely at room temperature, but is injectable due to its shear-thinning properties. The thermal-gelling properties of the polymer promote a more mechanically stable gel at body temperature than at room temperature. The polymer matrix gel has inherent therapeutic benefit and can also be used as a drug delivery vehicle for localized release of therapeutic agents.

Priority: US20050674299P Applic. Date: 2005-04-25

Inventor: SHOICHET MOLLY S [CA]; GUPTA DIMPY [CA]; TATOR CHARLES H [CA]


Patent No.: US7767731B2  Issued: 03/Aug/2010

Title: One-component dental adhesive compositions and method of use

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/321489   Filing Date: 29/Dec/2005

Abstract:

A one-component self-etching self-priming dental adhesive composition is disclosed. The composition comprises glycerol phosphate di(meth)acrylate monomer, at least one mono-functional polymerizable monomer having just one ethylenically unsaturated group, at least one multi-functional polymerizable monomer having at least two ethylenically unsaturated groups, at least one aprotic solvent, at least one protic solvent, and at least one polymerization initiator.

Priority:

Inventor: CHEN XIANGXU [US]; QIAN XUEJUN [US]


Patent No.: US7770251B2  Issued: 10/Aug/2010

Title: Method and device for cleaning teeth

Applicant/Assignee: BRAUN GMBH

Application No.: 10/872016   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2004

Abstract:

A method and a device for cleaning teeth wherein a variety of cleaning tools are coupled to a common handle section for the individual cleaning of teeth. It relates in particular to a handle section of an electric dental cleaning device, with a coupling section for coupling various cleaning tools thereto, as well as said cleaning tools. According to the invention the handle section detects a coding provided on the respective cleaning tool attached. In dependence upon the respective coding detected, various functions of the dental cleaning device are controlled.

Priority: WO2001EP02844 Applic. Date: 2001-03-14; US2003-662237 Applic. Date: 2003-09-15

Inventor: HILSCHER ALEXANDER [DE]; MANNEBACH HORST [DE]; REICK HANSJOERG [DE]; SCHWARZ-HARTMANN ARMIN [DE]; TRAWINSKI PETER [DE]; STRATMANN MARTIN [DE]; VORBECK WOLFGANG [DE]


Patent No.: US7771540B2  Issued: 10/Aug/2010

Title: System for cleaning dental and/or medical appliances and implements utilizing a sonic wave bath

Applicant/Assignee: RAINTREE ESSIX

Application No.: 11/048165   Filing Date: 01/Feb/2005

Abstract:

A cleaning apparatus and method for cleaning dental and/or medical implements, and in particular to a system for quickly and thoroughly cleaning dental and/or orthodontic retainers, dental/orthodontic aligners, dental appliances, dentures, bridges, and the like. The preferred embodiment of the present invention contemplates a cleaning system utilizing a vibrating sonic wave bath comprising a vibration means to oscillate a container having at least some fluid therein engaging the item to be cleaned, coupled with the utilization of a preferably flavored tablet containing a non-toxic cleaning material, the tablet preferably also formulated to effervesce upon contact with water, generating bubbles and foam.

It has been found that the sonic bath substantially enhances the cleaning and flavoring ability of the effervescent cleaning tablet, while reducing the amount of time to clean the dental appliance. The preferred embodiment of the present invention provides a relatively cost effective, safe, easy to use and reliable system for cleaning and flavoring dental appliances and the like.

Priority: US20040551194P Applic. Date: 2004-03-08

Inventor: SCHWARTZ DANN A [US]


Patent No.: US7771544B2  Issued: 10/Aug/2010

Title: Cleaning or care apparatus for medical of dental instruments

Applicant/Assignee: W&H DENTALWERK BURMOOS GMBH W&H DENTALWERK BUERMOOS GMBH

Application No.: 11/581901   Filing Date: 16/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A connecting device of a cleaning or care apparatus or a cleaning cassette comprises a blocking device which is movable between a first position and a second position and prevents loosening or displacement of an instrument that is to be cleaned during a cleaning or care operation because of the pressure exerted by the cleaning or care media. In some embodiments, a direct or indirect operative connection between the blocking device and a component of the cleaning or care apparatus or between the blocking device and at least a part of the cassette is provided, which transmits to the blocking device the force required to move the blocking device from the first position into the second position.

In other embodiments, the blocking device is moved from the first position into the second position by the action of the media in the line, e.g., either by direct contact with the media or indirectly through contact with another intermediate element.

Priority: EP20050022643 Applic. Date: 2005-10-18

Inventor: HELFENBEIN GERALD [AT]; SCHAFFARZICK DANIEL [AT]


Patent No.: US7771774B2  Issued: 10/Aug/2010

Title: Deposition of discrete nanoparticles on an implant surface

Applicant/Assignee: BIOMET 3L, LLC

Application No.: 11/598610   Filing Date: 13/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A method of forming an implant to be implanted into living bone is disclosed. The method comprises the act of roughening at least a portion of the implant surface to produce a roughened surface. The method further comprises the act of depositing discrete nanoparticles on the roughened surface though a one-step process of exposing the roughened surface to a solution. The nanoparticles comprise a material having a property that promotes osseointegration.

Priority: US20050736269P Applic. Date: 2005-11-14; US20060797810P Applic. Date: 2006-05-04

Inventor: BERCKMANS III BRUCE [US]; TOWSE ROSS W [US]; MAYFIELD ROBERT L [US]


Patent No.: US7771924B2  Issued: 10/Aug/2010

Title: Methods for determining the relative benefits and/or evaluating quantitative changes of products on epithelial tissue

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/789650   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2007

Abstract:

A method for determining the relative benefits of products which affect animal epithelial tissue is provided. Also provided is a method for evaluating quantitative changes on one or more affected surfaces of epithelial tissue of a subject caused by a test product.

Priority: US2004-787560 Applic. Date: 2004-02-26

Inventor: HENDRIX STEPHEN WORTH [US]; OSBORNE SCOTT EDWARD [US]; BALDWIN SUSAN [US]


Patent No.: US7771925B2  Issued: 10/Aug/2010

Title: Methods for determining the relative benefits and/or evaluating quantitative changes of products on epithelial tissue

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/789766   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2007

Abstract:

A method for determining the relative benefits of products which affect animal epithelial tissue is provided. Also provided is a method for evaluating quantitative changes on one or more affected surfaces of epithelial tissue of a subject caused by a test product.

Priority: US2004-787560 Applic. Date: 2004-02-26

Inventor: HENDRIX STEPHEN WORTH [US]; OSBORNE SCOTT EDWARD [US]; BALDWIN SUSAN [US]


Patent No.: US7774858B2  Issued: 17/Aug/2010

Title: Protective face mask

Applicant/Assignee: KREAPS APS

Application No.: 11/896127   Filing Date: 29/Aug/2007

Abstract:

A protective face mask comprising: an eye-protecting shield made essentially from a plastics material, the eye-protecting shield being dimensioned to cover at least the eye portions of a human wearer, the eye-protecting shield having a perimeter defining a first surface facing the wearer's face, and a second surface facing away from the wearer's face

an adhesive forming an adhesive strip attached to the first surface of the eye-protecting shield for providing a substantially watertight and releasable sealing engagement between at least a portion of the perimeter forming an upper edge of the face mask and at least a portion of the skin of the wearer's face, wherein the upper part of the perimeter of the mask is provided with a continuous layer of adhesive along the perimeter, and the lower part of the perimeter of the mask is free of adhesive, the lower part of the perimeter forms a bottom edge of the mask being provided with at least one part forming a projection offset from the centre line of the mask, and wherein the mask extends along the contour of the wearer's face from the forehead to cheekbones and the lower perimeter thereof extends above the mouth provides a comfortable and flexible mask without the need for straps,

elastic bands or side bars, avoids pressure on the skin in the contact zone, allows free eye movement and airflow and minimizes the formation of dew.

Priority: EP20060017965 Applic. Date: 2006-08-29; US20060840691P Applic. Date: 2006-08-29

Inventor: KAYEROED HELLE [DK]


Patent No.: US7775795B2  Issued: 17/Aug/2010

Title: Electrochemically treating teeth

Applicant/Assignee: FLUORINEX ACTIVE LTD

Application No.: 11/476787   Filing Date: 29/Jun/2006

Abstract:

Electrochemical method for treating teeth: applying metal salt solution to teeth, applying ionizable substance to the teeth, and applying current flow to the teeth so as to ionize the ionizable substance. Electrochemical device for dental treatment: applicator for applying a substance to teeth, having a first end and a second end, a first electrode attached to first end of applicator, second electrode attached to second end of applicator, wherein first electrode and second electrode are configured for current flow through applicator, and an ionizable substance for placement within applicator, wherein ionizable substance is configured for ionization upon application of current flow through the substance.

Electrochemical teeth whitening method: applying metal salt solution to teeth, applying an oxidizing agent to teeth exposed to metal salt solution, and applying current flow to the teeth so as to activate and reduce the oxidizing agent for effecting whitening of the teeth.

Priority: WO2004IL01174 Applic. Date: 2004-12-29; US20030532570P Applic. Date: 2003-12-29

Inventor: KHAWALED KAMAL [IL]; JUBEH MAHER [IL]


Patent No.: US7776010B2  Issued: 17/Aug/2010

Title: SYRINGE-IN-SYRINGE HOLLOW INNER BARREL/PLUNGER WITH INTEGRAL SEAL AND RUPTURABLE MEMBRANE AND RELATED KITS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/673334   Filing Date: 09/Feb/2007

Abstract:

A hollow inner plunger for use within a syringe-in-syringe mixing system for mixing a two-part dental composition. The hollow inner plunger includes a body having a continuous cylindrical wall defining an internal chamber for containing a first component. The body includes a proximal end and a distal end. A sealing plug and rupturable membrane are disposed at the distal end of the body, and the sealing plug and rupturable membrane are integrally formed together as a single piece (e.g., formed of a single piece of elastomeric material). An associated syringe-in-syringe mixing system includes a first plunger, the hollow inner plunger as described above, and a syringe barrel configured to contain a second component. When assembled, the first plunger is slidably disposed within the hollow inner plunger, and the hollow inner plunger is slidably disposed within the syringe barrel.

The two components are initially separated by the rupturable membrane.

Priority: US2006-414964 Applic. Date: 2006-05-01

Inventor: JESSOP NEIL [US]; MCLEAN BRUCE S [US]; SHEETZ JARED [US]


Patent No.: US7776325B2  Issued: 17/Aug/2010

Title: Bactericide Against Streptococcus Mutans and Streptococcus Sobrinus

Applicant/Assignee: TWO CELLS CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/583127   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides an enzyme with lytic activity against cariogenic bacteria and a means for treating and preventing tooth decay using the enzyme. The enzyme provided by the present invention is a lytic enzyme produced by Streptococcus mutans and has a substrate specificity for lysing selectively Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus. Therefore, application of the enzyme enables to remove selectively cariogenic bacteria or to decrease the number of cariogenic bacteria inside oral cavity, and may exert preventive effect against tooth caries.

Priority: JP20030419123 Applic. Date: 2003-12-17; WO2004JP17682 Applic. Date: 2004-11-29

Inventor: SUGAI MOTOYUKI [JP]; KOMATSUZAWA HITOSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7776936B2  Issued: 17/Aug/2010

Title: One-pack type dental adhesive composition

Applicant/Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU

Application No.: 12/230225   Filing Date: 26/Aug/2008

Abstract:

An object of the present invention is to provide a one-pack type dental adhesive composition which can exhibit excellent adhesion to any material, for example, dental ceramics, organic composites containing inorganic compounds, dental noble metals and dental non-noble metals, and also has excellent storage stability. Disclosed is a one-pack type dental adhesive composition comprising a silane coupling agent as a component (a), an acidic group-containing polymerizable monomer as a component (b), a sulfur atom-containing polymerizable monomer as a component (d), and other components.

Priority: JP20070239651 Applic. Date: 2007-09-14

Inventor: TANAKA HISAKI [JP]; FUJII TOSHIHIDE [JP]; YAMAGUCHI YUTAKA [JP]; DEGUCHI MIKITO [JP]


Patent No.: US7776940B2  Issued: 17/Aug/2010

Title: METHODS FOR REDUCING BOND STRENGTHS, DENTAL COMPOSITIONS, AND THE USE THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/275238   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2005

Abstract:

Hardenable and hardened dental compositions, and articles including such hardenable and hardened compositions, are provided. In some embodiments, the hardenable dental compositions include an acid-generating component and an acid-reactive component including one or more acid-reactive groups. Upon irradiating, and optionally heating, the hardened compositions are useful, for example, for reducing the bond strength of orthodontic appliances adhered to tooth structures with the hardened compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: KALGUTKAR RAJDEEP S [US]; BRENNAN JOAN V [US]; GADDAM BABU N [US]


Patent No.: US7780441B2  Issued: 24/Aug/2010

Title: Mounting device for orthodontic retainer elements and a method of maintaining said elements in place for mounting on corresponding teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/111278   Filing Date: 21/Apr/2005

Abstract:

The invention concerns a mounting device for a pair of orthodontic retainer elements intended for attachment to a pair of adjacent teeth in a dental arch during passive orthodontic treatment. The retainer elements include approximal surfaces formed complementary to each other so as to form contact surfaces capable of stabilizing each other when the pair of retainer elements is attached to the pair of adjacent teeth, thereby also stabilizing the pair of teeth. The mounting device comprises a jig to which the pair of retainer elements is releasably connected and is maintained in a specific spatial relationship, which allows the approximal surfaces to form the stabilizing contact surfaces when mounted on the pair of teeth. The invention also concerns a method of maintaining a correct spatial relationship between the pair of retainer elements, especially when attaching them to the pair of teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: AMUNDSEN OLE C [NO]


Patent No.: US7780449B2  Issued: 24/Aug/2010

Title: Hydrophilic endodontic sealing compositions and methods for using such compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/109424   Filing Date: 19/Apr/2005

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: US2002-128970 Applic. Date: 2002-04-23

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]


Patent No.: US7780669B2  Issued: 24/Aug/2010

Title: REAMER SPINDLE FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE JOINT SURGERY

Applicant/Assignee: GREATBATCH MEDICAL S.A

Application No.: 11/935198   Filing Date: 05/Nov/2007

Abstract:

An adjustable reamer spindle is provided to aid the surgeon in controlling the instrument. The reamer spindle is easily disassembled for cleaning. The spindle has a repositionable handle, a locking ring, and an elastic device. The elastic device biases against a handle locking mechanism that locks the repositionable handle at angular positions about an axis of the spindle. The elastic device further biases a locking ring into a locked position. The locking ring aids in holding the reamer spindle together. Removal of the locking ring against an elastic bias of the elastic means unfastens an end of the assembly in order to facilitate disassembly and/or cleaning. Adjustment of the position of the handle about the spindle enables the palm/grip of each hand to be changed in order to provide maximum control in different orientations.

The adjustment is desirable in order to accommodate operating on the left or right side of the patient, standing behind or in-front of the patient, or the use of a different surgical approach. Further, adjustment is important to accommodate the differing needs of surgeons who are naturally left or right handed.

Priority: US2005-123932 Applic. Date: 2005-05-05; WO2003IB01725 Applic. Date: 2003-04-28; US20020376479P Applic. Date: 2002-04-30; US20020384186P Applic. Date: 2002-05-30; US20030459594P Applic. Date: 2003-04-02

Inventor: LECHOT ANDRE [CH]; DESARZENS YVES [CH]; DAVIES HUGH [GB]; WHITE PATRICK [US]


Patent No.: US7780970B2  Issued: 24/Aug/2010

Title: Composition

Applicant/Assignee: DANISCO A/S

Application No.: 10/521097   Filing Date: 04/Nov/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a composition and a method of preparing or treating food products so as to improve their aroma, flavor, mildness, sweetness, consistency, texture, body, mouth feel, firmness, viscosity, gel fracture, wheying off, structure and/or organoleptic properties, nutrition and/or health benefits. In particular, the present invention provides a composition comprising a live micro-organism, an enzyme produced by said micro-organism and an exopolysaccharide (EPS) produced by the activity of said enzyme.

Priority: GB20020018241 Applic. Date: 2002-08-06; US20020413727P Applic. Date: 2002-09-26; WO2003GB03436 Applic. Date: 2003-08-06

Inventor: SCHLOTHAUER RALF-CHRISTIAN [NZ]; MORGAN ANDREW JOHN [GB]; RADEMACHER INEZ [DE]; CHRISTENSEN TOVE MARTEL IDA ELSA [DK]


Patent No.: US7781005B2  Issued: 24/Aug/2010

Title: Sweetener composition

Applicant/Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO. INC AJINOMOTO CO., INC

Application No.: 11/406262   Filing Date: 19/Apr/2006

Abstract:

Storing monatin or a salt thereof in the presence of a radical scavenger and/or in a UV light-shielding container is effective for preventing the decomposition of monatin or a salt thereof by exposure to ultraviolet light, particularly under acidic conditions. Sweetener compositions which contain monatin or a salt thereof and a radical scavenger, a colorant, caffeine and the like are resistant to decomposition by UV light.

Priority: JP20040302120 Applic. Date: 2004-10-15; US2005-249629 Applic. Date: 2005-10-14; US20040618979P Applic. Date: 2004-10-18

Inventor: MORI KENICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7781448B2  Issued: 24/Aug/2010

Title: Once daily dosage forms of trospium

Applicant/Assignee: SUPERNUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 11/889962   Filing Date: 17/Aug/2007

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: US2004-980818 Applic. Date: 2004-11-04; 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.: US7781449B2  Issued: 24/Aug/2010

Title: Trospium chloride treatment method

Applicant/Assignee: SUPERNUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 11/889963   Filing Date: 17/Aug/2007

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: US2004-980818 Applic. Date: 2004-11-04; 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.: US7785106B2  Issued: 31/Aug/2010

Title: Sponge prophy

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/524991   Filing Date: 23/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A dental prophy chip with a hollow core of different shapes such as canopy, cylinder, cup and inverted cone, is covered by hydrophilic grindstone sponge containing a polishing agent and its edge is either pressed fixed or folded into the interior of the core with a latch plate. A shaft is fixed to the latch plate to avoid resonance at bottom surface, during rotation. The device maintains polishing efficiency by avoiding transverse oscillation in polishing barrel-shaped tooth clearance and reducing frictional heat.

Priority: JP20020238994 Applic. Date: 2002-08-20; WO2003JP10477 Applic. Date: 2003-08-20

Inventor: TAKAHASHI ATSUSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7786081B2  Issued: 31/Aug/2010

Title: Peptide composition

Applicant/Assignee: PEPSYN LTD

Application No.: 11/502345   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2006

Abstract:

Provided is use of a peptide, or a derivative of a peptide, in the manufacture of a medicament effective in stimulating fibroblasts to produce fibrillin, wherein the peptide comprises an amino acid sequence present in an [alpha]-S2 casein precursor, said sequence comprising 3 or more amino acids, and not comprising at its N-terminal amino acid of the full [alpha]-S2 casein precursor. Further provided is use of a peptide, or a derivative of a peptide, in the manufacture of a medicament effective in stimulating fibroblasts to produce fibrillin, wherein the peptide has an [alpha]-S2 casein fragment activity.

Priority: GB20020009384 Applic. Date: 2002-04-24; US2005-512512 Applic. Date: 2005-07-07; WO2003GB01439 Applic. Date: 2003-04-02

Inventor: SMITH JOHN ARTHUR [GB]


Patent No.: US7788764B2  Issued: 07/Sep/2010

Title: Portable suction device for cleaning jobs

Applicant/Assignee: EMAK S.P.A

Application No.: 11/434926   Filing Date: 17/May/2006

Abstract:

A suction device for cleaning jobs comprising a bladed impeller (1) actuated by a motor and suitable for being housed inside a carcass provided with an inlet opening for an airflow and an outlet opening, where said impeller (1) comprises a first series of blades (2) and a second series of blades (3), which rotate firmly fixed together, coaxial to each other and distributed in a staggered manner, suitable for respectively generating an axial flow and a radial flow, said second series of blades (3) being arranged downstream of the first series of blades (2), with respect to the inlet opening, so that the air sucked in is transmitted from the first series of blades (2) to the second series of blades (3) before it reaches the outlet opening.

Priority: IT2005RE00060 Applic. Date: 2005-05-26

Inventor: COBB JR WILLIAM T [US]


Patent No.: US7789254B2  Issued: 07/Sep/2010

Title: Snap-top closure device

Applicant/Assignee: NOVELIS INC

Application No.: 10/977228   Filing Date: 29/Oct/2004

Abstract:

A tamper-evident, re-closable container is disclosed, comprising a container body, having a neck portion with a cammed projection, and a mouth rimmed by a lip and a closure having a top portion with a groove to rotatably engage and seal against the lip of the container, and a bottom portion having a contour formed therein to rest under the cammed projection. A breakable tamper-evident section circumferentially connects the top portion of the container to the bottom portion of the container and connecting means connects the top portion to the bottom portion. Rotation of the closure around the mouth of the container causes the cammed projection to force the bottom portion downwardly to break the tamper-evident section.

A tamper-evident closure is also described for use with a re-closable container, having a top portion that can be rotated around a mouth of the container to cause a tamper-evident section to break.

Priority:

Inventor: GEHO JEFFREY EDWARD [US]


Patent No.: US7789662B2  Issued: 07/Sep/2010

Title: Dental masking product for teeth and gum

Applicant/Assignee: VOCO GMBH

Application No.: 10/517072   Filing Date: 10/May/2005

Abstract:

Covering composition for isolating tooth material to be treated and producing a shield for the surrounding gums and/or adjacent teeth from dental treatment means which cross-links in a self-curing manner at an ambient temperature in the mouth interior and produces an elastomeric material.

Priority: DE20021045274 Applic. Date: 2002-09-27; WO2003EP06433 Applic. Date: 2003-06-18

Inventor: VAN EIKEREN ANDREAS [DE]; PLAUMANN MANFRED THOMAS [DE]


Patent No.: US7790073B2  Issued: 07/Sep/2010

Title: DENTAL COMPOSITES AND PLACEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR DIRECT RESTORATIONS

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT, INC IVOCLAR VIVADENT INC

Application No.: 12/138202   Filing Date: 12/Jun/2008

Abstract:

Colorless dental compositions for restoring the enamel layer of a tooth are disclosed. The colorless enamel compositions are combined with pigmented dentin compositions to provide a true color match and natural esthetics. Methods that utilize the compositions in placement/build-up techniques in direct restorations are also disclosed.

Priority: US2004-824799 Applic. Date: 2004-04-15; US20030531886P Applic. Date: 2003-12-22

Inventor: CULP TERRY LEE [US]


Patent No.: US7790771B1  Issued: 07/Sep/2010

Title: Use of tosylchloramide(s) for treating disease of the skin, mucous membrane, organs and tissues

Applicant/Assignee: ENGELHARD ARZNEIMITTEL GMBH & CO

Application No.: 10/031851   Filing Date: 21/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The invention concerns the use of tosylchloramide(s), tosylchloramide salt(s), their derivatives and/or the decomposition products for treating diseases of the skin, mucous membranes, organs and tissues, excluding treatment of retroviral diseases (HIV) and disinfecting processes. It has been shown that tosylchloramide compounds can be used even for all diseases of the skin and viral mucosa causing formation of vesicles and itching, and they can lead to similar results as those obtained when they are used to treat corresponding diseases in tissues and organs. They not only provide quick relief of the acute symptoms and cure, but they also reduce frequency of recurrence. The inventive use is characterised in that it leads to very good treatment results, entirely independently of the form of preparation used, and it does not have to be administered in one specific manner. Relatively low amounts of tosylchloramide active principle can provide complete cure.

Priority: DE19991034585 Applic. Date: 1999-07-23; WO2000EP06997 Applic. Date: 2000-07-21

Inventor: RAPP HORST [DE]; HECK FRIEDBERT [DE]


Patent No.: US7794652B2  Issued: 14/Sep/2010

Title: Noble dental alloy

Applicant/Assignee: THE ARGEN CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/298085   Filing Date: 08/Dec/2005

Abstract:

A dental prosthesis may be cast and machined from a cobalt-, iron- and/or nickel-chromium base dental alloy comprising at least 25% metal selected from the group consisting of ruthenium, platinum, palladium, iridium, osmium, rhodium, and gold wherein the major portion or at least 15%, whichever is larger, of metal in this group is ruthenium

from 15 to 30% chromium

and a principal balance of metal selected from the group consisting of iron. nickel and cobalt.

Priority: US20040639359P Applic. Date: 2004-12-27

Inventor: CASCONE PAUL J [US]


Patent No.: US7795164B2  Issued: 14/Sep/2010

Title: Dental Glass

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG EMPA DUEBENDORF EMPA DUBENDORF

Application No.: 12/083821   Filing Date: 25/Sep/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a dental glass containing 50 to 70 wt. % of SiO2, 5 to 18 wt. % of Al2O3, 6.1 to 30 wt. % of MgO, 1 to 15 wt. % of La2O3, 1 to 15 wt. % of WO3, 0.1 to 8 wt. % of ZrO2, and optionally further oxides except for the oxides of Sr, Ba or alkali metals, wherein the stated quantities in total add up to 100 wt. %.

Priority: DE200510051387 Applic. Date: 2005-10-27; WO2006EP66702 Applic. Date: 2006-09-25

Inventor: RITZBERGER CHRISTIAN [AT]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER [LI]; APEL ELKE [CH]; BURTSCHER PETER [AT]; HOELAND WOLFRAM [LI]; GRAULE THOMAS [CH]; ZUERCHER SIMONE [CH]; VITAL ANDRI [CH]


Patent No.: US7797766B2  Issued: 21/Sep/2010

Title: Toilet odor exhaust device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/430219   Filing Date: 08/May/2006

Abstract:

A toilet odor exhaust device for a toilet having a toilet bowl with a rim portion and a hinged seat. The device comprises an air intake nozzle and a vacuum filtering unit. A conduit connects the air intake nozzle to the vacuum filtering unit. A structure is for removably attaching the vacuum filtering unit to the rim portion of the toilet bowl, so that the air intake nozzle will fit between the rim portion of the toilet bowl and the seat. A mechanism is for activating the vacuum filtering unit, when a person sits upon the seat on the toilet bowl. Foul air in the toilet bowl will be sucked through the air intake nozzle, the conduit and into the vacuum filtering unit, in which clean air will exit from the vacuum filtering unit.

Priority:

Inventor: ELLINGER ROBERT W [US]


Patent No.: US7797912B2  Issued: 21/Sep/2010

Title: Process and mould for thermoforming containers

Applicant/Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER (UK) LIMITED

Application No.: 10/362615   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing water-soluble containers using a horizontal intermittent motion thermoforming machine comprising locating a first water-soluble film over a mould containing a plurality of pocket forming cavities in a 2-dimensional array, each cavity being surrounded by a planar surface of the mould on all sides in which the shortest dimension of the planar surface between two adjacent cavities is at least 3 mm and between an edge of the mould and the closest cavity is at least 1.5 mm, thermoforming a first film to produce a plurality of pockets, at least partially filling the pockets with a composition and sealing the plurality of the at least partially filled pockets.

The cavities are positioned in the array such that there are a plurality of continuous strips of uninterrupted planar surface of the mould from a leading to a trailing edge of the mould, for receiving support means fitted to the machine for supporting the film.

Priority: GB20000020964 Applic. Date: 2000-08-25; WO2001GB03826 Applic. Date: 2001-08-23

Inventor: HAMMOND GEOFFREY ROBERT [GB]; ROGERS RICHARD [GB]


Patent No.: US7798153B2  Issued: 21/Sep/2010

Title: Nicotiana Kawakamii smokeless tobacco

Applicant/Assignee: US SMOKELESS TOBACCO CO

Application No.: 10/981948   Filing Date: 05/Nov/2004

Abstract:

The invention features a blended smokeless tobacco composition that includes two of the following tobaccos: Nicotiana acaulis, Nicotiana acuminata, Nicotiana acuminata var. multiflora, Nicotiana africana, Nicotiana alata, Nicotiana amplexicaulis, Nicotiana arentsii, Nicotiana attenuata, Nicotiana benavidesii, Nicotiana benthamiana, Nicotiana bigelovii, Nicotiana bonariensis, Nicotiana cavicola, Nicotiana clevelandii, Nicotiana cordifolia, Nicotiana corymbosa, Nicotiana debneyi, Nicotiana excelsior, Nicotiana forgetiana, Nicotiana fragrans, Nicotiana glauca, Nicotiana glutinosa, Nicotiana goodspeedii, Nicotiana gossei, Nicotiana hybrid, Nicotiana ingulba, Nicotiana kawakamii, Nicotiana knightiana, Nicotiana langsdorffii, Nicotiana linearis, Nicotiana longiflora, Nicotiana maritima, Nicotiana megalosiphon, Nicotiana miersii, Nicotiana noctiflora, Nicotiana nudicaulis,

Nicotiana obtusifolia, Nicotiana occidentalis, Nicotiana occidentalis subsp. hesperis, Nicotiana otophora, Nicotiana paniculata, Nicotiana pauciflora, Nicotiana petunioides, Nicotiana plumbaginifolia, Nicotiana quadrivalvis, Nicotiana raimondii, Nicotiana repanda, Nicotiana rosulata, Nicotiana rosulata subsp. ingulba, Nicotiana rotundifolia, Nicotiana setchellii, Nicotiana simulans, Nicotiana solanifolia, Nicotiana spegazzinii, Nicotiana stocktonii, Nicotiana suaveolens, Nicotiana sylvestris, Nicotiana thyrsiflora, Nicotiana tomentosa, Nicotiana tomentosiformis, Nicotiana trigonophylla, Nicotiana umbratica, Nicotiana undulata, Nicotiana velutina, Nicotiana wigandioides, and Nicotiana x sanderae.

Priority: US20040603887P Applic. Date: 2004-08-23

Inventor: LAWRENCE JR ROBERT H [US]


Patent No.: US7798156B2  Issued: 21/Sep/2010

Title: Card toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/353411   Filing Date: 13/Feb/2006

Abstract:

Brushcards are provided. The brushcards include a planar member having a plurality of sections, each separated by lines of weakness, each section having a handle region and a bristle region. The planar member includes at least one recess, and the member is configured to fold into a toothbrush.

Priority: US20050652017P Applic. Date: 2005-02-11

Inventor: KELLY ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US7798159B2  Issued: 21/Sep/2010

Title: At-home integrated cleaning and disinfection system and method for dental hardware

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/322648   Filing Date: 19/Dec/2002

Abstract:

An at-home integrated cleaning and disinfection system for dental hardware, for consumer use includes a compact and portable base unit sized for at-home use by a consumer, the base unit including a holding frame and an ultraviolet lamp. The system also includes a cleaning chamber within which dental hardware and a cleaning solution that includes hydrogen peroxide are receivable. The cleaning chamber fits within the holding frame in a manner such that contents of the cleaning chamber are exposed to light emitted by the ultraviolet lamp. A vibration mechanism is positioned so as to cause the cleaning chamber to vibrate while the cleaning chamber is fitted within the holding frame.

To clean and disinfect dental hardware, the consumer places dental hardware in the cleaning chamber, fills the cleaning chamber with the cleaning solution, and inserts the cleaning chamber into the holding frame. The vibration mechanism is activated, so as to cause the cleaning chamber to vibrate while the cleaning chamber is fitted within the holding frame, and the ultraviolet lamp is activated, so as to expose contents of the cleaning chamber to light emitted by the ultraviolet lamp.

Priority:

Inventor: PALFY VALERIE [US]; SKOMSKY DON A [US]


Patent No.: US7798990B2  Issued: 21/Sep/2010

Title: Disposable mouthwash container

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/351536   Filing Date: 09/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A disposable mouthwash container for use at a location such as a restaurant or preparatory to a meeting, for quick and easy rinsing of the user's mouth and to receive the used mouthwash back into the same container and be re-sealed for disposal. Each embodiment of the invention seals the mouthwash liquid in a reservoir in the container and has an easily openable top and spout providing access to the mouthwash, and a return opening for directing the used mouthwash back into the container, which is reclosable for disposal. A quick-release split ring connection is provided for mounting the container on a key ring for ready availability, and a reflective tape mirror is provided on some embodiments to facilitate inspection after use.

Priority: US2005-084744 Applic. Date: 2005-03-18; US20040554874P Applic. Date: 2004-03-19

Inventor: KAHEN SOLEYMAN [US]


Patent No.: US7799846B2  Issued: 21/Sep/2010

Title: Dental Composition Containing an Epoxy Functional Carbosilane Compound

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 11/572062   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a dental composition comprising least one carbosilane compound comprising at least one Si-Aryl bond, at least one silicon atom, no Si-Oxygen bond, at least one aliphatic epoxy moiety, wherein said carbosilane compound has no glycidyl ether moieties

and an initiator, optionally filler and optionally additive components selected from the group of modifiers, stabilizers, dyes, pigments, thixotropic agents, flow improvers, polymeric thickeners, surfactants, odorous substances, diluting agent(s) and flavorings.

Priority: WO2004EP07791 Applic. Date: 2004-07-14

Inventor: ECKERT ADRIAN S [DE]; BISSINGER PETER [DE]; DEDE KARSTEN [DE]; KLETTKE THOMAS [DE]


Patent No.: US7802572B2  Issued: 28/Sep/2010

Title: Face Mask

Applicant/Assignee: CALIFORNIA PACIFIC MEDICAL CENTER SUTTER WEST BAY HOSPITALS

Application No.: 11/663100   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A medical face mask comprising a central transparent portion, an outer filter portion and, optionally, one or more antimicrobial agents is described.

Priority: US20040611856P Applic. Date: 2004-09-20; WO2005US33534 Applic. Date: 2005-09-20

Inventor: HAHNE JEANNE [US]


Patent No.: US7802987B1  Issued: 28/Sep/2010

Title: Methods and systems for lubricating dental appliances

Applicant/Assignee: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 09/641208   Filing Date: 18/Aug/2000

Abstract:

A system for repositioning teeth comprises a plurality of individual appliances that are treated with a lubricious composition. The appliances are configured to be placed successively on the patient's teeth and to incrementally reposition the teeth from an initial tooth arrangement, through a plurality of intermediate tooth arrangements, and to a final tooth arrangement. The system of appliances is usually configured at the outset of treatment so that the patient may progress through treatment without the need to have the treating professional perform each successive step in the procedure.

Priority: US1999-466353 Applic. Date: 1999-12-17

Inventor: PHAN LOC X [US]


Patent No.: US7802988B2  Issued: 28/Sep/2010

Title: Method for whitening teeth

Applicant/Assignee: DISCUS DENTAL, LLC

Application No.: 11/784316   Filing Date: 02/Apr/2007

Abstract:

A method for whitening teeth which utilizes laser light to activate bleaching agents applied to the teeth. The mouth is first prepared so that the soft tissues of the gums are protected and only the teeth are exposed. The teeth are cleaned to remove any materials which will reduce or nullify the effects of the bleaching agents. A first bleaching composition comprising a peroxide compound is prepared and applied to the teeth. The teeth are exposed to laser light from an argon laser which light activates the peroxide to accelerate the bleaching process without heat. If further whitening is desired, a second bleaching composition comprising a peroxide compound is prepared and applied to the teeth. The teeth are briefly exposed to laser light from a carbon dioxide laser which heat activates the peroxide to accelerate the bleaching process.

Priority: US2004-797631 Applic. Date: 2004-03-10; US2002-097204 Applic. Date: 2002-03-12; US2001-886708 Applic. Date: 2001-06-21; US1998-017076 Applic. Date: 1998-02-02; US1996-708527 Applic. Date: 1996-09-05; US1995-570901 Applic. Date: 1995-12-12

Inventor: YARBOROUGH DAVID K [US]


Patent No.: US7803353B2  Issued: 28/Sep/2010

Title: Oral care compositions having improved consumer aesthetics and taste

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/714445   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to peroxide containing oral care compositions containing a flavor system that effectively masks the undesirable taste and sensations due to peroxide. The flavor system comprises menthol, at least one other secondary coolant and selected flavor chemicals that together provide a stable flavor profile and a high impact refreshing taste and sensation. The secondary coolant is selected from carboxamides, ketals, diols, menthyl esters and mixtures thereof.

Priority: US20060786942P Applic. Date: 2006-03-29

Inventor: LEE KUO-CHUNG MARK [US]; GRIMM JAMES CARL [US]


Patent No.: US7803850B2  Issued: 28/Sep/2010

Title: Camphorquinone derivative having acylphosphine oxide group, photopolymerization initiator and photo/chemical polymerization initiator containing the same and hardenable composition containing the same

Applicant/Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU

Application No.: 12/225070   Filing Date: 13/Mar/2006

Abstract:

A compound that exhibits excellent color tone stability and physical properties as well as excellent photopolymerization activity over a wide region from near-ultraviolet to visible region, permitting relaxed operation under ambient light, so that wide application can be found in the dental field and photopolymerization industry

and a relevant photopolymerization initiator and hardenable composition. In particular, there is provided a novel camphorquinone derivative having an acylphosphine oxide group [-(C-O)-(P-O)<] in each molecule.

Further, there is provided a photopolymerization initiator comprising the camphorquinone derivative having an acrylphosphine oxide group [-(C-O)-(P-O)<] in each molecule as an indispensable component, loaded with at least one member selected from among a polymerization accelerator, a photoacid generator, a photosensitizer and a (bis)acylphosphine oxide, and provided a hardenable composition comprising the initiator. The thus provided photopolymerization initiator and hardenable composition exhibit excellent color tone stability and physical properties as well as excellent photopolymeritzaion activity over an ultraviolet and visible wide wavelength region, permitting relaxed operation under ambient light, so that wide application can be found in the dental field and photopolymerization industry.

Priority: WO2006JP304911 Applic. Date: 2006-03-13

Inventor: IKEMURA KUNIO [JP]; ICHIZAWA KENSUKE [JP]; JOGETSU YOSHIYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7803963B2  Issued: 28/Sep/2010

Title: Physiological coolants based on lactoyl esters of menthyl lactate

Applicant/Assignee: MILLENNIUM SPECIALTY CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 11/974575   Filing Date: 15/Oct/2007

Abstract:

A method of imparting a physiological cooling effect to a consumer product is disclosed. The method comprises formulating into the consumer product a composition comprising at least one lactoyl ester of menthyl lactate. Also disclosed is a method of providing physiological cooling by contacting skin or mucous membranes with the lactoyl ester compositions. Coolants comprising the lactoyl esters and additional coolants are also disclosed. The lactoyl esters are conveniently prepared from menthol and lactic acid.

Priority:

Inventor: ERMAN MARK B [US]; WHELAN PATRICK J [US]; SNOW JOE W [US]


Patent No.: US7806046B2  Issued: 05/Oct/2010

Title: Food product toaster

Applicant/Assignee: PRINCE CASTLE INC

Application No.: 11/805671   Filing Date: 24/May/2007

Abstract:

A toaster for bread-type food products includes a housing defining at least one toasting cavity having an upper mouth for depositing the food products into the cavity and a lower opening from which toasted food products exit the cavity. A perforate rack is provided beneath the lower opening and onto which the toasted food products are deposited as they exit the cavity. The rack is perforated to significantly reduce the surface area of the rack which might otherwise stick to the toasted food products. An imperforate plate is juxtaposed behind the perforate rack to prevent crumbs from the toasted food products from falling into the bottom of the toaster. The plate is spaced from the rack a sufficient distance to prevent any portions of the toasted food products from projecting through the perforate rack and touching the plate and sticking thereto.

As disclosed herein, the perforate rack is provided as a wire form structure. At least a portion of the rack is angled to form a ramp down which the toasted food products move toward the front of the toaster. Preferably, the imperforate plate comprises a metal sheet.

Priority:

Inventor: LONG ROBERT C [US]; MACIEJEWSKI MICHAEL M [US]


Patent No.: US7806689B2  Issued: 05/Oct/2010

Title: DISPOSABLE DENTAL PROPHYLAXIS INSTRUMENT CAPABLE OF DISCHARGING DENTIFRICE MATERIAL

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 12/342081   Filing Date: 23/Dec/2008

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a disposable dental instrument used by dental professionals to polish a patient's teeth. The dental instrument can be connected to a hand motor used to rotate a prophy cup with a plurality of grinding wings that rub against the patient's teeth as a predetermined amount of tooth cleaning fluid is discharged directly on the patient's teeth through a drain hole within the prophy cup. The tooth cleaning fluid is discharged from a tube that is assembled in a tube room of the dental instrument. The tube is a flexible bladder similar in function and form to a tube of toothpaste. The tube is made of a flexible polymer material that allows it to be squeezed when pressure is applied to it. A roller is assembled within the tube room and on top of the tube.

As the roller is pushed forward with a finger, the tube is squeezed to discharge the tooth cleaning fluid directly on the patient's teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: LEE KWANG S [US]; GHIM DUKE K [US]


Patent No.: US7806694B2  Issued: 05/Oct/2010

Title: Methods of Manufacturing Dental Restorations Using Nanocrystalline Materials

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CERAMICS, INC

Application No.: 12/490539   Filing Date: 24/Jun/2009

Abstract:

Dental articles are produced using relatively low sintering temperatures to achieve high density dental articles exhibiting strengths equal to and greater than about 700 MPa. Ceramic powders comprised of nanoparticulate crystallites are used to manufacture dental articles. The ceramic powders may include sintering agents, binders and other similar additives to aid in the processing of the ceramic powder into a dental article. The ceramic powders may be processed into dental articles using various methods including, but not limited to, injection molding, gel-casting, slip casting, or electroforming, hand, cad/camming and other various rapid prototyping methods. The ceramic powder may be formed into a suspension, pellet, feedstock material or a pre-sintered blank prior to forming into the dental article.

Priority: US2004-857482 Applic. Date: 2004-05-28; US20030474166P Applic. Date: 2003-05-29

Inventor: BRODKIN DMITRI [US]; GAMARNIK MOISEY Y [US]


Patent No.: US7807141B2  Issued: 05/Oct/2010

Title: PEPTIDE-BASED ORAL CARE SURFACE REAGENTS FOR PERSONAL CARE

Applicant/Assignee: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 11/971975   Filing Date: 10/Jan/2008

Abstract:

Peptides have been identified that bind to oral surfaces such as teeth and gums. Peptide based oral care reagents have been created by couple such peptides to oral care benefit agents such as whiteners.

Priority: US2005-074473 Applic. Date: 2005-03-08; US2004-935642 Applic. Date: 2004-09-07; US20030501498P Applic. Date: 2003-09-08

Inventor: HUANG XUEYING [US]; O'BRIEN JOHN P [US]; WANG HONG [US]


Patent No.: US7807628B2  Issued: 05/Oct/2010

Title: Therapeutic Agent for Dentin-Pulp Complex Regeneration

Applicant/Assignee: OSAKA UNIVERSITY KAKEN PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 12/083734   Filing Date: 19/Oct/2006

Abstract:

The present invention provides a therapeutic agent for regenerating a dentin-pulp complex, containing a basic fibroblast growth factor and/or a homolog thereof as an active ingredient. The present invention also provides a pulp-capping agent containing a basic fibroblast growth factor and/or a homolog thereof as an active ingredient.

Priority: JP20050305076 Applic. Date: 2005-10-19; WO2006JP321308 Applic. Date: 2006-10-19

Inventor: MURAKAMI SHINYA [JP]; SHIMABUKURO YOSHIO [JP]


Patent No.: US7807730B2  Issued: 05/Oct/2010

Title: Composition containing unsaturated silicone compounds, dental materials containing them and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 11/247040   Filing Date: 11/Oct/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to a curable composition comprising addition curable silicone component (A) having a linear siloxane backbone at least one unsaturated, non-activated side group pendant from the Si atom or atoms in the backbone, component (A) having an equivalent weight in the range of about 68 to about 1000, crosslinker component (B) comprising at least 2 SiH groups, catalyst component (C) being able to catalyse the reaction between component (A) and component (B), filler component (D), wherein the equivalent weight is defined as (molecular weight of the molecule)/(number of unsaturations in the molecule).

Priority: EP20040024243 Applic. Date: 2004-10-12

Inventor: BISSINGER PETER [DE]; ZECH JOACHIM W [DE]


Patent No.: US7810447B2  Issued: 12/Oct/2010

Title: ARTICULATING PAPER COATING DISPENSER AND METHOD

Applicant/Assignee: PROTO FAXE IV, LLC

Application No.: 11/306732   Filing Date: 09/Jan/2006

Abstract:

A strip of dental articulating paper is held pincer-like between two biased lateral edges of an outer housing. A grip head overlying a liner protects one lateral edge of the dental articulating paper, with a linear tracing of petroleum jelly formed on the liner adjacent exposed surfaces on both sides of the dental articulating paper. During storage, the grip head is received by and between the two biased lateral edges of the housing. Immediately prior to use, the dental professional slowly removes the grip head from the housing, with the biased lateral edges pressing against the sides of the withdrawing articulating paper, spreading an even, thin film of petroleum jelly over the surfaces thereof.

Priority: US20050593375P Applic. Date: 2005-01-08

Inventor: MANOS DEBORAH [US]; MANOS HARRY-GEORGE T [US]; MACKENROTH III JOSEPH R [US]


Patent No.: US7810663B2  Issued: 12/Oct/2010

Title: Tamper-evident closure

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/786291   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2007

Abstract:

A bottle cap includes a mouthpiece having a dispensing orifice, a collar which extends downward from the mouthpiece to engage the bottle, a cover connected to the collar by a hinge and movable between open position and closed position covering the orifice, and a tamper-evident strap connecting the closed cover to the collar. The strap is hingeably joined to the collar by a lower portion of the strap and connected to the cover by a barbed upper portion. The upper portion cooperates with the cover to retain the strap to prevent manipulation of the strap to open the cover without severing the strap. The strap has a severable mid point which severs when the cover is first opened. When the cover is opened, both portions of the strap remain attached to the bottle and the lower portion swings away from the collar providing visible evidence of prior opening.

Priority: US20060791375P Applic. Date: 2006-04-11

Inventor: YOUNG JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US7811645B2  Issued: 12/Oct/2010

Title: Packaged beverage having enhanced carbon dioxide retention, method for packaging a beverage, container for packaging a beverage, and polyester composition

Applicant/Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY

Application No.: 11/068483   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2005

Abstract:

A packaged aqueous carbonated beverage comprising a container which replaces at least a portion of CO2 that permeates through the container or closure. The container comprises a polyester composition including a polyester suitable for packaging aqueous carbonated beverages and a carbonating agent. The aqueous carbonated beverage is disposed in the container such that the aqueous carbonated beverage has direct contact with the container and a closure seals the beverage in the container. The carbonating agent reacts with water in the carbonated beverage forming CO2 for replacing at least a portion of CO2 that permeates through the container or closure. A corresponding method of packaging an aqueous carbonated beverage is disclosed.

Priority: US20040549318P Applic. Date: 2004-03-02

Inventor: SHI YU [US]


Patent No.: US7812054B2  Issued: 12/Oct/2010

Title: LIPOXIN ANALOGS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE

Applicant/Assignee: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Application No.: 12/539728   Filing Date: 12/Aug/2009

Abstract:

This invention provides new lipoxin analogs, compositions containing analogs, and methods of using these compounds and compositions for treating and preventing oral inflammation, including gingivitis, periodontitis, and other forms of periodontal disease. The invention also provides for methods of treating and preventing oral inflammation, including gingivitis, periodontitis, and other forms of periodontal disease with compositions containing COX-2 inhibitors. Further, the invention provides methods for preventing systemic diseases beyond theoral cavity that are related to periodontal disease using the composition containing lipoxin analogs, COX-2 inhibitors, or both.

Priority: US2002-239444 Applic. Date: 2002-09-20; WO2001US09096 Applic. Date: 2001-03-20; US20000190656P Applic. Date: 2000-03-20

Inventor: VAN DYKE THOMAS E [US]; PETASIS NICOS A [US]; SERHAN CHARLES N [US]


Patent No.: US7812065B2  Issued: 12/Oct/2010

Title: Dental Impression Masses, Hardened Products Produced from them, and Use of Surfactants for the Production of Dental Impression Masses

Applicant/Assignee: KETTENBACH GMBH & CO. KG KETTENBACH GMBH & CO., KG

Application No.: 12/087319   Filing Date: 05/Jan/2007

Abstract:

Dental impression masses are described, which contain selected curable polymer systems and a mixture of a silicon-containing non-ionic surfactant that has at least one (poly)alkylene oxide group and a molecular mass of less than 6000 g/mol, and of a non-ionic fluorosurfactant containing at least one partially fluoridated or perfluoridated hydrocarbon group that is connected with a (poly)alkylene oxide group, a hydrocarbon group, an aliphatic polyhydroxy group, or heterocyclic group that contains nitrogen, by way of an oxygen atom, an amino group, a keto group, a carboxylic acid ester group, a phosphoric acid ester group, a carboxylic acid amide group and/or a phosphoric acid amide group, or of a non-ionic fluorosurfactant that has at least one partially fluoridated or perfluoridated hydrocarbon radical and at least one amino oxide radical.

These dental impression masses flow extremely well onto the damp tooth under practical conditions, and an extremely detail-accurate impression forms during the processing time.

Priority: DE200610001126 Applic. Date: 2006-01-09; WO2007EP00066 Applic. Date: 2007-01-05

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


Patent No.: US7813787B2  Issued: 12/Oct/2010

Title: Dental implement and method for tooth surface inspection

Applicant/Assignee: INSPEKTOR RESEARCH SYSTEMS BV

Application No.: 10/209574   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2002

Abstract:

Described are dental implements useful for inspecting tooth surfaces for abnormalities such as caries or plaque. Preferred implements of the invention include light emitting diodes mounted on an implement body having a mirror for insertion into a user's mouth. Such implements also have on-board batteries mounted in chambers in the implement handle, and a switch for energizing and de-energizing the LED with the battery. Also described are methods for examining tooth surfaces for abnormal conditions indicative of plaque involving illuminating surfaces with radiation at a wavelength in the range of 390-450 nm wherein the radiation is effective to cause detectable fluorescence emissions from bacterial metabolites known to be associated with plaque-containing surfaces, and detecting the emissions.

Priority:

Inventor: DE JOSSELIN DE JONG ELBERT [NL]; WALLER ELBERT [NL]; VAN DER VEEN MONIQUE [NL]


Patent No.: US7813790B2  Issued: 12/Oct/2010

Title: DENTAL IMPLEMENT AND METHOD FOR TOOTH SURFACE INSPECTION

Applicant/Assignee: INSPEKTOR RESEARCH SYSTEMS BV

Application No.: 11/422487   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2006

Abstract:

Described are dental implements useful for inspecting tooth surfaces for abnormalities such as caries or plaque. Preferred implements of the invention include light-emitting diodes mounted on an implement body having a mirror for insertion into a user's mouth. Such implements also have on-board batteries mounted in chambers in the implement handle, and a switch for energizing and de-energizing the LED with the battery. Also described are methods for examining tooth surfaces for abnormal conditions indicative of plaque involving illuminating surfaces with radiation at a wavelength in the range of 390-450 nm wherein the radiation is effective to cause detectable fluorescence emissions from bacterial metabolites known to be associated with plaque-containing surfaces, and detecting the emissions.

Priority: US2002-209574 Applic. Date: 2002-07-31

Inventor: DE JOSSELIN DE JONG ELBERT [NL]; WALLER ELBERT [NL]; VAN DER VEEN MONIQUE [NL]


Patent No.: US7815434B2  Issued: 19/Oct/2010

Title: Dental coating kit

Applicant/Assignee: KURARAY MEDICAL INC

Application No.: 10/530558   Filing Date: 07/Apr/2005

Abstract:

The invention provides a dental coating kit with high adhesiveness to teeth that contains a primer composition including an acidic group-containing polymeric monomer (a), water (b) and a water-soluble solvent (c) and a surface smoothing composition including a polyfunctional polymeric monomer (f), a volatile solvent (g) and a photopolymerization initiator (h)

and a dental coating kit with high adhesiveness to teeth and minimally suffering from chipping and peeling off that contains a primer composition including an acidic group-containing polymeric monomer (a), water (b) and a water-soluble solvent (c), a coating composition including a polymeric monomer (d) and a photopolymerization initiator (e), and a surface smoothing composition including a polyfunctional polymeric monomer (f), a volatile solvent (g) and a photopolymerization initiator (h).

Either dental coating kit is particularly useful as a kit for preventing stain and color return of a bleached tooth.

Priority: JP20020294821 Applic. Date: 2002-10-08; JP20020366253 Applic. Date: 2002-12-18; WO2003JP12798 Applic. Date: 2003-10-06

Inventor: TAKEI MITSURU [JP]; OHTSUKI JUNICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7815483B2  Issued: 19/Oct/2010

Title: Soft sculpture and method of making the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/390503   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2006

Abstract:

A method of creating a soft sculpture by assembling a plurality of compositional units, wherein each compositional unit comprises a core made of a first material covered by a covering of a second material which covering is held in proximity to the core, either neatly or sloppily, and wherein at least two of the plurality of compositional units are connected to each other.

Priority:

Inventor: EGENDORF LINDA [US]


Patent No.: US7815937B2  Issued: 19/Oct/2010

Title: Quick dissolve compositions and tablets based thereon

Applicant/Assignee: BIOVAIL BIOVAIL LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL SRL

Application No.: 10/176135   Filing Date: 21/Jun/2002

Abstract:

The invention provides a composition useful for making oral dosage forms capable of dissolving in the mouth in less than 40 seconds without the need for a conventional super disintegrant and having a friability of less than 1%

wherein the composition includes liquiflash particles and an excipient mass. A preferred excipient mass according to the invention contains a directly compressible inorganic salt

a cellulose derivative or a combination of a directly compressible inorganic salt and a cellulose derivative. Preferably, the liquiflash particles and the excipient mass are combined in proportions such that the active ingredient remains substantially within the microspheres when the composition is compressed to obtain a dosage form having a hardness of 20 to 50 N. The compositions of the invention allow for the fabrication of oral dosages having improved hardness and friability.

Priority: US1998-179926 Applic. Date: 1998-10-27

Inventor: MEZAACHE NAIMA [US]; FRISBEE STEVEN E [US]; WOODALL PATRICK B [US]; HERMAN MARK R [US]; MEZAACHE DJELILA [US]


Patent No.: US7816371B2  Issued: 19/Oct/2010

Title: Bicycloheteroaryl compounds as P2X7 modulators and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: RENOVIS, INC

Application No.: 11/725153   Filing Date: 16/Mar/2007

Abstract:

Bicycloheteroaryl 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: US20060783121P Applic. Date: 2006-03-16; US20060782923P Applic. Date: 2006-03-16; US20060783590P Applic. Date: 2006-03-16; US20070906049P Applic. Date: 2007-03-09; US20060831416P Applic. Date: 2006-07-17

Inventor: KELLY MICHAEL G [US]; KINCAID JOHN [US]; FANG YUNFENG [US]; CAO YEYU [US]; KAUB CARL [US]; GOWLUGARI SUMITHRA [US]; WANG ZHAN [US]


Patent No.: US7816423B2  Issued: 19/Oct/2010

Title: HARDENABLE SELF-SUPPORTING STRUCTURES AND METHODS

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 12/250309   Filing Date: 13/Oct/2008

Abstract:

Compositions, particularly for forming dental products, having a hardenable self-supporting structure with sufficient malleability to be subsequently customized into a second shape and then hardened, and methods.

Priority: US2002-219398 Applic. Date: 2002-08-15; US20010312355P Applic. Date: 2001-08-15

Inventor: KARIM NAIMUL [US]; JONES TODD D [US]; LEWANDOWSKI KEVIN M [US]; FANSLER DUANE D [US]; NELSON JAMES M [US]; SALVIEJO-RIVAS MARCELINO [US]; GADDAM BABU N [US]; ABUELYAMAN AHMED S [US]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]


Patent No.: US7816476B2  Issued: 19/Oct/2010

Title: Polymerizable cyclopropyl acrylates

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 11/200488   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2005

Abstract:

Cyclopropyl acrylate of general formula (1), constitutional and stereoisomers thereof and their mixtures in which A is selected from:

Priority: DE200510005541 Applic. Date: 2005-02-07

Inventor: MOSZNER NORBERT [LI]; ZEUNER FRANK [LI]; FISCHER URS-KARL [CH]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER M [LI]; DE MEIJERE ARMIN [DE]; BAHUTSKI VIKTOR [DE]


Patent No.: US7819117B2  Issued: 26/Oct/2010

Title: Emergency oxygen mask

Applicant/Assignee: SUN YANG TECH CO., LTD

Application No.: 11/482198   Filing Date: 07/Jul/2006

Abstract:

An emergency oxygen mask includes: a respiration part worn on a user's face for supplying oxygen or discharging carbon dioxide or moisture using a pressure difference depending on respiration of the user

a carbon dioxide supply part for supplying the carbon dioxide and the moisture discharged from the respiration part through a carbon dioxide supply hole at a lower surface of the carbon dioxide supply part

an oxygen generating part engaged with an outer surface of the carbon dioxide supply part and having an upper open surface for reacting potassium dioxide in the carbon dioxide supply part with carbon dioxide or moisture to generate oxygen

an oxygen storage part for storing oxygen moved by an oxygen moving part

and filters attached to opposite sides of the oxygen moving part to remove carbon dioxide remaining in the oxygen stored in the oxygen storage part and to lower the temperature and humidity of the oxygen supplied to the respiration part.

Priority: KR20050036527U Applic. Date: 2005-12-27; KR20060017000U Applic. Date: 2006-06-23

Inventor: PARK SANG GIL [KR]


Patent No.: US7819251B2  Issued: 26/Oct/2010

Title: Paper Tube Packaging with Open End And Coated Cap

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 12/435852   Filing Date: 05/May/2009

Abstract:

A biodegradable tube comprises a mom-rigid paper tubular body defining a lumen for containing a semi-solid composition

a paper tubular cap that slidably mates with the body

and wherein interior surfaces of the each of the body and the cap have a coating that is substantially impermeable to the semi-solid composition. In preferred embodiments the tube body and cap have tapered sealed ends, the coating comprises an adhesive, and the walls of the tube/cap comprise a rolled paper material upon which the coating has been applied. Contemplated semi-solid product materials include for example lip balm, facial cream, lotion, deodorant, sunscreen, caulk, grease sticks, mosquito repellant, and shoe polish.

Priority: US20080193689P Applic. Date: 2008-12-16

Inventor: WEST ELLERY [US]; WEST GAIL [US]


Patent No.: US7819963B2  Issued: 26/Oct/2010

Title: DENTAL ALGINATE IMPRESSION MATERIAL COMPOSITION

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/846776   Filing Date: 29/Aug/2007

Abstract:

To provide a dental alginate impression material composition capable of solving a problem that the permeation rate of water with respect to the whole powder of an alginate impression material is slow at the time of use so that a kneading time is long and a sufficient operational time cannot be secured, and a problem that a kneaded material drops into a throat due to aging of the material at the time of taking an impression, the dental alginate impression material composition comprises 0.001 to 1% by weight of one or more kinds selected from oils mainly consisting of a fatty acid and an ester of alcohol, waxes mainly consisting of a fatty acid and an ester of glycerin, and a fatty acid ester

0.01 to 10% by weight of a surfactant

and 0.01 to 10% by weight of one or more kinds of specific polysaccharides.

Priority: JP20060241316 Applic. Date: 2006-09-06

Inventor: KAMOHARA HIROSHI [JP]; MORITA HIROKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7820221B2  Issued: 26/Oct/2010

Title: Delivery of active agents using a chocolate vehicle

Applicant/Assignee: DELAVAU LLC

Application No.: 11/437371   Filing Date: 19/May/2006

Abstract:

This invention provides edible compositions comprising pharmaceutically or nutraceutically active agents in particulate form homogeneously dispersed in a fat matrix, such as chocolate or chocolate compound coating.

Priority:

Inventor: LANG KEVIN W [US]


Patent No.: US7820733B2  Issued: 26/Oct/2010

Title: Dental Polymerizable Core Build-Up Material of Separately Packed Type

Applicant/Assignee: KURARAY MEDICAL INC

Application No.: 11/575356   Filing Date: 01/Sep/2005

Abstract:

The invention provides a divided type dental polymeric core build-up material including a first paste (A) and a second paste (B), in which each of the pastes is a paste obtained by mixing at least a (meth)acrylate monomer, a filler having a particle size distribution within a range of 0.1 through 40 [mu]m and an average particle diameter of 0.7 through 10 [mu]m, and a fine particle filler having an average particle diameter of primary particles of 0.001 through 0.050 [mu]m, and having a viscosity at 25 DEG C. of 280 through 470 P, and in which one of the pastes includes an oxidant and the other includes a reductant and at least one of the pastes includes a photopolymerization catalyst. The divided type dental polymeric core build-up material of this invention has high operability in core build-up and forms a polymerically cured substance with a good mechanical property.

Priority: JP20040270202 Applic. Date: 2004-09-16; WO2005JP15986 Applic. Date: 2005-09-01

Inventor: OHARA YASUJIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US7823509B2  Issued: 02/Nov/2010

Title: FLECHETTE CARTRIDGE

Applicant/Assignee: DINDL FIREARMS MANUFACTURING, INC

Application No.: 11/880328   Filing Date: 20/Jul/2007

Abstract:

A flechette cartridge is provided, containing a plurality of flechettes, capable of firing the flechettes in a concentrated and accurate spread pattern upon firing. In particular, both low and high velocity flechette cartridges are provided, which accurately disperse flechettes in a concentrated spread pattern. The flechette cartridge minimizes the parasitic launch mass to maximize flechette payload, flechette velocity and kinetic energy, and to maximize target effects. The flechette cartridge provides a robust means for reliably stripping the flechette payload cup.

Priority:

Inventor: DINDL FRANK J [US]; JONES KENNETH R [US]


Patent No.: US7823727B2  Issued: 02/Nov/2010

Title: Patient check system

Applicant/Assignee: SAGE PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/170995   Filing Date: 29/Jun/2005

Abstract:

A system for assisting in communication of the state of a patient's condition is disclosed. In an embodiment, a plastic container of washcloths includes two labels. The first label is mounted on the container and occludes an entry into the container. The second label also is mounted on the container via attachment to the first label. The second label includes a template that is mounted face down. In operation, the second label may be removed and observations regarding the patient's skin condition that are made during use of the washcloth can be marked on the template provided on the second label. The second label then may be communicated from one care provider to another care provider.

Priority:

Inventor: CHAPPUIS RON [US]


Patent No.: US7823782B2  Issued: 02/Nov/2010

Title: Dental Optical Coherence Tomograph

Applicant/Assignee: SHOFU INC

Application No.: 12/085423   Filing Date: 22/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A dental optical coherence tomography apparatus for measuring tissue in a stomatognathic region of a living body or an artificial composition in the stomatognathic region as a measured object includes: a variable wavelength light source (15)

a light splitting portion (19) that splits light-source light emitted from the variable wavelength light source (15) into reference light (29) and measuring light (28)

an interference portion (19) that causes the measuring light (28) and the reference light (29) to interfere with each other, thereby generating interference light

a photodetection portion (41) that measures the interference light

and an arithmetic portion (27b) that generates an image of a measured object (22) by Fourier transforming or inverse Fourier transforming the intensity of the interference light, whose wavelength changes with time, that has been detected by the photodetection portion for each of the wavelengths. Accordingly, an optical coherence tomography apparatus applicable to dental measurement can be provided.

Priority: JP20050337372 Applic. Date: 2005-11-22; WO2006JP323279 Applic. Date: 2006-11-22

Inventor: YATAGAI TOYOHIKO [JP]; YASUNO YOSHIAKI [JP]; TAMURA MASAMI [JP]


Patent No.: US7824182B2  Issued: 02/Nov/2010

Title: Dental filing tool

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 12/284087   Filing Date: 17/Sep/2008

Abstract:

A dental filing tool includes a handle and a filing strip, wherein the handle includes first and second handle parts, each having a bridge and corresponding first and second arms extending therefrom, the handle parts connectable by a plurality of snap fittings and forming finger pads at either end when snapped together. Male snap fittings may include one or more cross-slots extending at least part of the length of the male snap fitting. A filing strip includes abrasive material on one or both faces, or a sharp-edged perforation pattern, and one or more serrated edges. The interior surfaces of the handle may be beveled to improve comfort and better fit between teeth. The bridge portion of the handle parts can include a raised portion and indicia formed into or printed on the raised portion.

Priority: US2006-401538 Applic. Date: 2006-04-10; US2004-945033 Applic. Date: 2004-09-21; US2007-982117 Applic. Date: 2007-11-01; US2005-271291 Applic. Date: 2005-11-12

Inventor: KIM DANIEL S [US]


Patent No.: US7825167B2  Issued: 02/Nov/2010

Title: Dental composition containing unsaturated halogenated aryl alkyl ether components

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 11/572067   Filing Date: 12/Jan/2007

Abstract:

The invention relates to a dental composition comprising a) halogenated aryl alkyl ether component (A) comprising at least 1 aryl alkyl ether moiety, at least 1 halogen atom attached to each aryl residue of the aryl alkyl ether moieties, at least 2 unsaturated moieties, b) Si-H functional component (B), c) initiator (C), d) optionally filler (D), and e) optionally component (E) selected from modifiers, dyes, pigments, thixotropic agents, flow improvers, polymeric thickness, surfactants, odorous substances, diluting agent(s) and flavourings.

Priority: WO2004EP07747 Applic. Date: 2004-07-14

Inventor: ECKERT ADRIAN S [DE]


Patent No.: US7825268B2  Issued: 02/Nov/2010

Title: Alkoxylactones, alkoxylactams and alkoxythiolactams for controlling processes based on microbial interaction

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA

Application No.: 11/473795   Filing Date: 22/Jun/2006

Abstract:

Compounds of the Formula I, wherein A1 is O or NH

A2 is O or S

each of R1 and R2 is independently hydrogen, a methyl or C2-C8-saturated or mono- or doubly unsaturated, branched or linear hydrocarbon group

and R3 is a C1-C18-saturated or mono- or doubly unsaturated, branched or linear hydrocarbon group wherein, each of R1, R2 and R3 comprises a heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O and S in the chain and/or is mono- or multiply-substituted by a substituent selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, C1-C6-alkyl, trifluoromethyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C6-C10-aryl, and C1-C6-alkyl-C6-C10-aryl are useful for controlling the interaction process between microorganisms such as in the development and/or maturation of biofilms

multicellular swarm behavior

the concerted development of antibiotic resistances

the concerted synthesis of antibiotics

the concerted synthesis of pigments

the concerted production of extracellular enzymes

or the concerted production of virulence factors.

Priority: DE20031061457 Applic. Date: 2003-12-23; WO2004EP14141 Applic. Date: 2004-12-11

Inventor: STUMPE STEFAN [DE]; BREVES ROLAND [DE]; HUCHEL URSULA [DE]; JANSSEN FRANK [DE]; HAETZELT ANDRE [DE]


Patent No.: US7828550B2  Issued: 09/Nov/2010

Title: Activating endodontic points and dental tools for initiating polymerization of dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/232062   Filing Date: 21/Sep/2005

Abstract:

Activating endodontic points and dental tools are sized and configured to be placed in the root canal of a tooth. The activating endodontic points or dental tools are coated or impregnated with a curing agent that initiates or accelerates polymerization of a sealer or filling composition when placed in contact with the sealer or filler material. Curing agents can include amines that can destabilize a peroxide in the sealer or filler material to initiate or accelerate polymerization. Kits are also disclosed that include a plurality of endodontic points or dental tools that have different concentrations of curing agent coated on or impregnated within the endodontic points or dental tools such that the endodontic points or dental tools have different cure times.

In another kit, a plurality of curing agent compositions are provided for dipping a substrate to coat or impregnate substrates having different concentrations of curing agent.

Priority:

Inventor: WAGNER JEFF A [US]; JESSOP NEIL T [US]; FISCHER-JESSOP JALEENA [US]


Patent No.: US7832956B2  Issued: 16/Nov/2010

Title: DENTAL CLEANSER AND STAIN PREVENTION APPARATUS

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/938167   Filing Date: 09/Nov/2007

Abstract:

A dental apparatus for cleansing and stain preventing on-the-go is provided in multiple embodiments. One embodiment allows a user to dispose the apparatus after use. Another embodiment allows a user to seal and refill the dental apparatus for repeated use. Further, packaging of various types allows a user to house the dental apparatus in multiple ways.

Priority:

Inventor: ROSS KAREN L [US]


Patent No.: US7833015B2  Issued: 16/Nov/2010

Title: KITS AND METHODS FOR CHAIR-SIDE COATING OF ENDODONTIC CONES

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/691052   Filing Date: 26/Mar/2007

Abstract:

Kits and methods facilitate chair-side coating of an endodontic cone for improved sealing between the hydrophilic root canal tissue, the hydrophobic elastomer substrate of the endodontic cone, and a hydrophilic sealing resin. The kit includes one or more endodontic cones (e.g., formed of gutta percha) and a micro-dose container containing an adhesive composition. The practitioner can dip the cones into the adhesive composition so as to coat the cones chair-side, just prior to use. The adhesive composition includes an adhesive resin compound comprising at least one hydrophobic region and at least one hydrophilic region. The hydrophobic region is compatible with the hydrophobic elastomer substrate of the endodontic cone, while the hydrophilic region is compatible with a hydrophilic endodontic sealing resin.

Priority:

Inventor: TUTTLE RICHARD [US]; WAGNER JEFF [US]; JESSOP NEIL [US]; FISCHER-JESSOP JALEENA [US]


Patent No.: US7833539B2  Issued: 16/Nov/2010

Title: Tooth whitening hydrogels

Applicant/Assignee: ORAL HEALTH CLINICAL SERVICES, LLC

Application No.: 10/861914   Filing Date: 07/Jun/2004

Abstract:

This invention relates generally to compositions for whitening human teeth, and more particularly, to compositions that do not contain hydrocarbon humectants and which, when applied onto the surface of teeth act to whiten without damage to tooth surfaces. They do contain a hydrogel, defined as a gel that does not contain a hydrocarbon humectant. A hydrocarbon humectant is defined as a carbon, hydrogen and oxygen compound which is used to prevent the oral care composition from hardening upon exposure to air or a carbon, hydrogen and oxygen compound which is used as a carrier for ingredients of an oral care composition.

The tooth whitening of the present invention is free of a humectant and contains a peroxide, in combination with a mixed surfactant system, a mixed metal chelating system of a peptilytic condensed pyrophosphate chelating agent, an organic chelating agent, and a metal precipitating chelating agent, a catalase inhibiting compound and a non-ionic polyoxyethylene polyoxypropylene block copolymers surfactant thickening agent as hereinafter defined. As will be illustrated, the oral compositions of the present invention are in the form of gels that exhibit better whitening effect, do not cause dental hypersensitivity and can be used both in the dental office and in-home brushing or splint applications.

Priority: US2001-920674 Applic. Date: 2001-08-02

Inventor: NATHOO SALIM A [US]


Patent No.: US7836539B2  Issued: 23/Nov/2010

Title: Oral care implement

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/122245   Filing Date: 05/May/2005

Abstract:

An oral care implement is provided having a handle and a head with a soft tissue cleanser and/or tooth cleaning elements. The tissue cleanser may include a plurality of projections for cleaning the soft tissue, which may include cleaning between the papillae of a user's tongue. The soft tissue cleanser may have an elongate ridge projecting from the head in generally the same direction as the projections. The handle may include a base with a gripping region and a projection protruding from the base in the gripping region. The handle may also have a grip surface with a plurality of spaced slot openings exposing portions of the base. The grip body may form opposite finger grips on the handle.

Priority: US2004-768363 Applic. Date: 2004-01-30; US2003-697213 Applic. Date: 2003-10-30; 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; US20040209244F Applic. Date: 2004-07-14; US2004-902257 Applic. Date: 2004-07-30; US2005-053583 Applic. Date: 2005-02-08; WO2003US24878 Applic. Date: 2003-08-08; US2005-053589 Applic. Date: 2005-02-08; WO2003US24879 Applic. Date: 2003-08-08; US20020414117P Applic. Date: 2002-09-27; US20020418776P Applic. Date: 2002-10-16; US20020419425P Applic. Date: 2002-10-18; US20020412290P Applic. Date: 2002-09-20; US20020402162P Applic. Date: 2002-08-09

Inventor: MOSKOVICH ROBERT [US]; RUSSELL BRUCE [US]; CASINI LUCA [IT]; HOHLBEIN DOUGLAS [US]; KUECHLER THOMAS [CH]; LANGGNER TANJA [GB]; MINTEL THOMAS [US]; ROONEY MICHAEL [US]; STORZ JOACHIM [AT]


Patent No.: US7838020B2  Issued: 23/Nov/2010

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

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 11/065356   Filing Date: 25/Feb/2005

Abstract:

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

Priority: FR20010008433 Applic. Date: 2001-06-26; US2002-179934 Applic. Date: 2002-06-26

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


Patent No.: US7838572B2  Issued: 23/Nov/2010

Title: Dental composition comprising ethylene imine compounds and non-reactive accelerators

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 10/564102   Filing Date: 19/Jun/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a composition with enhanced speed of set, especially to a method of making rubber-like elastomers with improved hardening characteristics. In this respect the present invention provides a composition comprising with respect to the cured composition a ethylene imine group containing component A, a SO2-NH group containing component B and an initiator C. Optionally additives like modifiers, fillers, dyes, pigments, thixotropic agents, flow improvers, polymeric thickeners, surfactants, odorous substances, diluters and flavorings can be added.

Priority: EP20030016195 Applic. Date: 2003-07-17; WO2004EP07928 Applic. Date: 2004-07-16

Inventor: KLETTKE THOMAS [DE]; FUEHRER CORNELIA [DE]


Patent No.: US7841260B2  Issued: 30/Nov/2010

Title: Insulation stripping tool with displaceable knife carrier means

Applicant/Assignee: WEIDMUELLER INTERFACE GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 12/290558   Filing Date: 31/Oct/2008

Abstract:

A pliers-type insulation stripping tool includes a pair of blade holders that are removably connected with the pull rod that longitudinally displaces the blades relative to the handle shell when a severed length of insulation is stripped from the insulated conductor. A resilient ejector arrangement in provided for ejecting from the handle shell the length of stripped insulation. In order to permit use of the insulation stripping tool with insulated conductors of various sizes and diameters, a blade depth adjusting device is provided for adjusting the distance between at least one of the blade holders and the associated clamping jaw.

Priority: DE200720015348U Applic. Date: 2007-11-02

Inventor: STORM SIEGFRIED [DE]; HEGGEMANN CHRISTIAN [DE]; HETLAND DETLEV [DE]; HANNING GUENTER [DE]; KOESTER THOMAS [DE]; WEDLER ANDREAS [DE]


Patent No.: US7841549B2  Issued: 30/Nov/2010

Title: Electrostatic spraying device

Applicant/Assignee: PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/588758   Filing Date: 09/Feb/2004

Abstract:

An electrostatic spraying device has a removable cartridge with a reservoir containing a volume of liquid compositions to be electrically sprayed. The device includes a nozzle for dispensing the liquid and an emitter electrode disposed adjacent to the nozzle for charging the liquid composition just being dispensed from the nozzle. A field electrode surrounds the reservoir in order to charge the liquid composition within the reservoir, thereby avoiding an occurrence of electric current which would deteriorate the composition remaining in the reservoir. The reservoir is at least partially made of deformable material such that the reservoir is capable of receiving pressure to deform and thus supply the liquid composition out of the reservoir.

Thus, the reservoir can be designed into a simple and compact structure, thereby providing an increased liquid containing volume in relation to the bulk of the removable cartridge.

Priority: WO2004JP01359 Applic. Date: 2004-02-09

Inventor: YAMAGUCHI NAOKI [JP]; NAGASAWA SHUNICHI [JP]; WILSON DAVID EDWARD [US]


Patent No.: US7842284B2  Issued: 30/Nov/2010

Title: Odor eliminating items and methods of use for hunting

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON LABORATORIES, INC

Application No.: 11/898873   Filing Date: 17/Sep/2007

Abstract:

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

Priority: US2005-082777 Applic. Date: 2005-03-18; US2002-141075 Applic. Date: 2002-05-09; US2000-574208 Applic. Date: 2000-05-19; US19990136760P Applic. Date: 1999-05-28

Inventor: JOHNSON LOUIS B [US]


Patent No.: US7842300B2  Issued: 30/Nov/2010

Title: Bone repair putty

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 10/628692   Filing Date: 28/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A bone repair material is described that is of putty-like consistency, particularly useful for repairing dental bony defects such as those caused by bone loss resulting from moderate or severe periodontitis, augmenting of bony defects of the alveolar ridge, filling tooth extraction sites, or sinus elevation grafting. The repair material includes a porous, resorbable particulate that is bone-derived or derived from bone-like hydroxyapatite or synthetic hydroxyapatite

and, a resorbable carrier, such as high molecular weight polysaccharides, such as hyaluronic acid. A high concentration of particulate in the putty enhances bone repair and requires a high concentration of carrier to retain the putty at the defect site.

For a particulate density of about 1.2 g/cc such as PEPGEN P-15 TM Bone Graft, a preferred formulation comprises about 55% percent by weight of the putty suspended in a hyaluronic acid gel of about 1.4106 daltons molecular weight and a final concentration of about 56 mg/cc which material adheres to a bony periodontal defect and does not excessively expand or migrate from the defect when held in place by a conventional flap closure.

Priority: US20020399851P Applic. Date: 2002-07-31

Inventor: ATKINSON BRENT L [US]; HANKS TRACEY S [US]


Patent No.: US7842749B2  Issued: 30/Nov/2010

Title: Tissue protecting spray-on copolymeric film composition

Applicant/Assignee: POLY-MED, INC

Application No.: 11/175636   Filing Date: 05/Jul/2005

Abstract:

This invention deals with a tissue protecting, spray-on film composition comprising an amphiphilic film-forming, segmented/block copolymer derived form at least one water-soluble monomer and at least another water-insoluble monomer, wherein the film can be formed from a water soluble organic solvent such as 2-propanol, acetone, and ethyl acetate. The film can contain a bioactive agent including those to have antimicrobial, anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, and wound-healing activities.

Priority: US20040598343P Applic. Date: 2004-08-02

Inventor: SHALABY SHALABY W [US]; LINDSEY III JAMES M [US]


Patent No.: US7845947B2  Issued: 07/Dec/2010

Title: DENTAL MILL BLANKS

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/834999   Filing Date: 07/Aug/2007

Abstract:

A dental mill blank comprising a resin, and a filler, wherein the blank is fabricated such that it passes a Thermal Shock Test. The mill blank is substantially free of cracks and discontinuities. Further, the blank may have superior cuttability and hardness.

Priority: US2001-027278 Applic. Date: 2001-12-21; US1999-227230 Applic. Date: 1999-01-08

Inventor: RUSIN RICHARD P [US]; CUMMINGS KEVIN M [US]; CARUFEL ROGER J [US]


Patent No.: US7846411B2  Issued: 07/Dec/2010

Title: Calcium peroxyphosphates and use thereof in dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION HEALTH FOUNDATION ADA FOUNDATION

Application No.: 10/868880   Filing Date: 17/Jun/2004

Abstract:

Calcium peroxyphosphate compounds and dental compositions comprising these compounds that combine both whitening/stain removal of teeth with remineralization are disclosed. The calcium peroxyphosphate compounds are capable of releasing, in an aqueous environment, whitening and remineralization effective amounts of calcium ion, phosphate ion, and active oxygen. Preferred compounds are calcium peroxymonophosphate or calcium diperoxymonophosphate compounds. These compounds may be used in humans and other animals, including other mammals.

Priority:

Inventor: TUNG MING [US]


Patent No.: US7846857B2  Issued: 07/Dec/2010

Title: Dental glass ceramics

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 11/921816   Filing Date: 31/May/2006

Abstract:

The invention relates to dental glass-ceramics and a process for producing them and their use, with these comprising at least one crystal phase containing xenotime or monazite or mixtures thereof.

Priority: DE200510026269 Applic. Date: 2005-06-08; WO2006EP62761 Applic. Date: 2006-05-31

Inventor: HOELAND WOLFRAM [LI]; RITZBERGER CHRISTIAN [AT]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER [LI]; APEL ELKE [CH]


Patent No.: US7846989B2  Issued: 07/Dec/2010

Title: Dental gel etchants

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/360980   Filing Date: 23/Feb/2006

Abstract:

Etching compositions, curable compositions, packaged products and methods of use for the treatment of bone substrate, i.e., teeth, are described. The etch compositions generally include a gelling agent, an inorganic acid, an organic acid and either a solvent, a surfactant or mixtures thereof. The curable composites include reactive monomers and crosslinking agents that are effective to adhere to the surface of the treated substrate. The methods of the invention provide the ability to modify a bone or bone-like surface so that the curable composition, such as an adhesive resin, can be used in combination with a restorative material.

Priority: US20050656271P Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: KANCA III JOHN A [US]


Patent No.: US7849548B2  Issued: 14/Dec/2010

Title: Extended reach ultrasonic toothbrush

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 12/072228   Filing Date: 25/Feb/2008

Abstract:

An ultrasonic toothbrush for daily oral hygiene application is disclosed, having an ultrasound transducer in direct contact with the fluids in the oral cavity, without ultrasound energy attenuation between the transducer and the fluids in the oral cavity. Maximum level of ultrasound energy coupled to the fluids within the oral cavity and to the teeth and gums and periodontal pockets, achieving maximum loosening of soft plaque. Toothbrush configurations of ultrasonically enhanced manually operated toothbrushes and motorized toothbrushes having lateral direction sonic frequency vibrating brush heads emitting ultrasonic energy are disclosed. To generate the sonic frequency lateral vibration of the brush head, a motion transducer is utilized. Removable and user replaceable brush heads are described.

In the various configurations low voltage DC energy supplied by a battery is converted to ultrasonic frequency DC current to activate the ultrasonic transducer. All configurations are utilizing bristle tufts to effectively dislodge plaque loosened by the ultrasonic waves from the surfaces of teeth and gums.

Priority:

Inventor: BOCK ROBERT T [US]


Patent No.: US7850453B2  Issued: 14/Dec/2010

Title: Reshapable device for fixation at a dental site

Applicant/Assignee: COLL PARTNERS LTD

Application No.: 11/890986   Filing Date: 08/Aug/2007

Abstract:

Disclosed is a reshapable retention device for insertion at a dental site and contact with adjacent dental surfaces, for the controlled delivery to the dental site of at least one material having a predetermined intraoral activity, with at least one matrix containing the material. The device is adapted for physically affixing at the dental site. The device has a first configuration in which the overall dimensions of the retention device are larger than at least one dimension of the dental site, which is reshapable to a second in which at least one dimension of the retention device is reduced. In the second configuration the retention device has a predetermined shape having contours for affixing at the dental surfaces. The device is affixed to the dental site in its second configuration.

Priority:

Inventor: JODAIKIN AHRON [IL]; JODAIKIN HILARY [IL]


Patent No.: US7851215B2  Issued: 14/Dec/2010

Title: RECOMBINANT PROTEIN COMPRISING STARCH BINDING DOMAIN AND USE THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee: SIMPSON BIOTECH CO., LTD

Application No.: 12/643304   Filing Date: 21/Dec/2009

Abstract:

A recombinant protein is prepared comprising a polypeptide of interest and a starch binding domain (SBD). The said SBD is obtainable from glucoamylase of fungi genus Rhizopus. The said recombinant protein comprising the said SBD can be purified by contacting with an affinity matrix such as starch, the SBD binds to the affinity matrix to isolate the recombinant protein. The recombinant protein can be purified by separating the association between the SBD and the affinity matrix by acid, alkaline, salt, or sugar. The polypeptide of interest may be an antibody, an antigen, a therapeutic compound, an enzyme, or a protein and may apply in pathogen destruction, vaccine producing, and oral care product manufacturing. The SBD further provides as a tool to screen or identify polysacchrides.

Priority: US2005-070271 Applic. Date: 2005-03-03

Inventor: CHANG MARGARET DAH-TSYR [TW]; SHEU CHIA-CHIN [TW]


Patent No.: US7851515B2  Issued: 14/Dec/2010

Title: Hydrolysis-stable self-etching single-component dental adhesive

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 11/212065   Filing Date: 25/Aug/2005

Abstract:

Dental composition containing (i) at least one acid (meth)acrylamide monomer which has two or more polymerizable groups, (ii) at least one acid monomer which has only one polymerizable group and (iii) at least one polymerization initiator.

Priority: DE200410061924 Applic. Date: 2004-12-22

Inventor: SALZ ULRICH [DE]; MUCKE ANGELA [AT]; ZIMMERMANN JORG [AT]; MOSZNER NORBERT [LI]; ZEUNER FRANK [LI]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER [LI]


Patent No.: US7854609B2  Issued: 21/Dec/2010

Title: Dental appliance wear indication

Applicant/Assignee: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 11/799979   Filing Date: 03/May/2007

Abstract:

The present disclosure includes method, system, apparatus, and indicator embodiments. For example, one system for monitoring orthodontic treatment includes an appliance for placement over one or more teeth and multiple wear indicators including at least a first wear indicator having a first wear rate and a second wear indicator that has a second wear rate that is different from the first.

Priority: US2004-949717 Applic. Date: 2004-09-24

Inventor: CHEN JENNIFER C [US]; LI CHUNHUA [US]; MOREFIELD ANTHONY [US]


Patent No.: US7855173B2  Issued: 21/Dec/2010

Title: DETERSIVE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING HYDROPHOBIC BENEFIT AGENTS PRE-EMULSIFIED USING SUB-MICROMETER-SIZED INSOLUBLE CATIONIC PARTICLES

Applicant/Assignee: AMCOL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 12/492653   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2009

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: US2006-331248 Applic. Date: 2006-01-12; US20050643430P Applic. Date: 2005-01-12

Inventor: SENGUPTA ASHOKE K [US]; LIN ILONA [US]; ST ONGE JASON HAROLD [US]


Patent No.: US7855242B2  Issued: 21/Dec/2010

Title: DENTAL RESIN COMPOSITION, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE, AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC

Application No.: 11/469574   Filing Date: 01/Sep/2006

Abstract:

A curable restorative composition is disclosed, comprising a polymerizable mono(meth)acrylate resin having a vapor pressure of 1 mm Hg or less at 20 DEG C., a plasticizer

and a curing system for the mono(meth)acrylate resin. The composition is particularly useful for making temporary restorations. Methods of used and kits comprising the composition are also disclosed.

Priority: US20050713249P Applic. Date: 2005-09-01; US20060765272P Applic. Date: 2006-02-03

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


Patent No.: US7857117B2  Issued: 28/Dec/2010

Title: BOTTLE INVERTING AND BOTTLE DRAINING STATION CONFIGURED TO DRAIN RINSED BOTTLES FROM A RINSER IN A CONTAINER FILLING PLANT

Applicant/Assignee: KHS AG

Application No.: 12/269330   Filing Date: 12/Nov/2008

Abstract:

A conveyor for transporting bottles from a sterilization machine or rinsing machine to a filling machine, in which the container mount, which is configured to move around and/or all along at least one axis on the transport element, is moved to invert a container to allow that container to drain or empty before being filled with a liquid beverage material at a filling station in a beverage bottling plant.

Priority: DE200610022465 Applic. Date: 2006-05-13; WO2007EP04178 Applic. Date: 2007-05-11

Inventor: MENKE HERBERT [DE]; WEISGERBER MARTIN [DE]; POHL RALPH [DE]


Patent No.: US7857987B2  Issued: 28/Dec/2010

Title: Implant surface preparation

Applicant/Assignee: BIOMET 3I, LLC

Application No.: 12/069867   Filing Date: 13/Feb/2008

Abstract:

The surface of a device that is surgically implantable in living bone is prepared. The device is made of titanium with a native oxide layer on the surface. The method of preparation comprises the steps of removing the native oxide layer from the surface of the device and performing further treatment of the surface substantially in the absence of unreacted oxygen.

Priority: US2007-651115 Applic. Date: 2007-01-09; US2005-172775 Applic. Date: 2005-07-01; US2003-701855 Applic. Date: 2003-11-05; US2001-777335 Applic. Date: 2001-02-06; US1999-259432 Applic. Date: 1999-03-01; US1996-607903 Applic. Date: 1996-02-27; US1994-351214 Applic. Date: 1994-11-30

Inventor: BEATY KEITH D [US]


Patent No.: US7858303B2  Issued: 28/Dec/2010

Title: Method of analyzing breast cancer susceptibility and resistance

Applicant/Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 11/374326   Filing Date: 13/Mar/2006

Abstract:

A method of analyzing breast cancer susceptibility or resistance, comprising the steps of obtaining a DNA sample from a patient, genotyping the sample for the presence of the minor allele of single nucleotide polymorphisms rs6476643 or rs2182317, and correlating the identity of the allele with risk assessment data is disclosed.

Priority: US20050739798P Applic. Date: 2005-11-23; US20050661420P Applic. Date: 2005-03-14

Inventor: GOULD MICHAEL N [US]; HAAG JILL D [US]; SAMUELSON DAVID J [US]; NELSON STEPHANIE E [US]


Patent No.: US7858621B2  Issued: 28/Dec/2010

Title: Compounds, isomer thereof, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof as vanilloid receptor antagonist

Applicant/Assignee: AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/829531   Filing Date: 27/Jul/2007

Abstract:

This present invention relates to novel compounds, isomer thereof or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof as vanilloid receptor (Vanilloid Receptor 1

VR1

TRPV1) antagonist

and a pharmaceutical composition containing the same. The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition for preventing or treating a disease such as pain, migraine, arthralgia, neuralgia, neuropathies, nerve injury, skin disorder, urinary bladder hypersensitiveness, irritable bowel syndrome, fecal urgency, a respiratory disorder, irritation of skin, eye or mucous membrane, stomach-duodenal ulcer, inflammatory diseases, ear disease, heart disease and so on.

Priority: EP20060015724 Applic. Date: 2006-07-27; EP20060020620 Applic. Date: 2006-09-29; EP20070004194 Applic. Date: 2007-02-28; US20070893974P Applic. Date: 2007-03-09

Inventor: KIM SUN-YOUNG [KR]; KIM JIN KWAN [KR]; LEE KI-WHA [KR]; WOO BYOUNG YOUNG [KR]; SHIN SONG SEOK [KR]; MOH JOO-HYUN [KR]; KIM SUNG-IL [KR]; JEONG YEON SU [KR]; LIM KYUNG MIN [KR]; CHOI JIN KYU [KR]; HA JUN YONG [KR]; KOH HYUN-JU [KR]; PARK YOUNG-HO [KR]; SUH YOUNG-GER [KR]; KIM HEE-DOO [KR]; PARK HYEUNG-GEUN [KR]; OH UH TAEK [KR]


Patent No.: USRE41593E1  Issued: 31/Aug/2010

Title: Electrical cable having indicating malfunction means therein

Applicant/Assignee: HAZARDGUARD SAFETY WIRE INCORPORATED

Application No.: 11/038002   Filing Date: 18/Jan/2005

Abstract:

Disclosed is an electrical cable assembly in simplest form including at least one conductor, at least one insulator, and at least one attention getting material and/or a visual reacting material such as a thermochromic material or liquid crystal formulation, which will, visually and/or physically react to certain critical temperature ranges. May give off a response to variations in temperature an/or magnetic and/or electrical fields which are indicative of a hazard and/or fault, or to the direct and/or indirect results of electrical energy behavior, to provide an indication of an electrical overload condition, and/or a malfunction, and/or the incremental stages of hazard experienced by, and being experienced by, and to be experienced by, the electrical cable assembly itself, which undergoes on its own, at least one noticeable manifestation, to get your attention.

Priority: US2002-145303 Applic. Date: 2002-05-13; US1999-318096 Applic. Date: 1999-05-25; US1994-312650 Applic. Date: 1994-09-27

Inventor: RYECZEK JOHN J [US]


Patent No.: USRE41996E1  Issued: 14/Dec/2010

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

Applicant/Assignee: THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Application No.: 11/821513   Filing Date: 21/Jun/2007

Abstract:

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

Priority: US2002-120940 Applic. Date: 2002-04-10; US1999-412821 Applic. Date: 1999-10-05; US1997-810275 Applic. Date: 1997-03-03; US19980103117P Applic. Date: 1998-10-05; US19960012721P Applic. Date: 1996-03-04

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


Patent No.: USRE42012E1  Issued: 28/Dec/2010

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

Applicant/Assignee: THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Application No.: 11/821512   Filing Date: 21/Jun/2007

Abstract:

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

Priority: US1999-412821 Applic. Date: 1999-10-05; US1997-810275 Applic. Date: 1997-03-03; US19980103117P Applic. Date: 1998-10-05; US19960012721P Applic. Date: 1996-03-04

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

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