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US PATENT APPLICATIONS IN ORAL CARE FORMULATION PUBLISHED IN 2007



Application No.: US20070000505A1  Published: 04/Jan/2007

Title: Smoking article with tobacco beads

Applicant/Assignee: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC

Application No.: 11/358027   Filing Date: 22/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A component of a smoking article having tobacco beads. The tobacco beads can be located in a filter and/or a tobacco rod. The filter can be a multi-component filter, wherein an sorbent (preferably upstream) removes at least one constituent from mainstream tobacco smoke passing through the filter and downstream tobacco beads compensates for taste lost to the sorbent. The tobacco beads optionally include flavorants in addition to tobacco particulates. The tobacco beads can be located within a cavity in the filter or within the tow. This component can comprise additional flavors, which are released into the mainstream smoke under ambient conditions. The tobacco beads optionally include binders such as microcrystalline cellulose or other cellulosic material, which can be formed into a paste with tobacco powder and optionally with additional flavors. The paste can be extruded and spheronized to form the tobacco beads.

Priority: US20050655431P Applic. Date: 2005-02-24

Inventor: ZHUANG SHUZHONG [US]; KARLES GEORGIOS D [US]; NEPOMUCENO JOSE [US]; JUPE RICHARD [US]; ASSMANN GERSON [US]; ZIMMERMANN STEPHEN [US]; LEWIS BENJAMIN [US]; SHERRON JAMES [US]; WILLIS VIVIAN E [US]


Application No.: US20070000904A1  Published: 04/Jan/2007

Title: Industrial tunnel type wood burning oven for the baking of pizza and similar alimentary products

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/150302   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2005

Abstract:

An industrial oven with tunnel for the baking of pizza or similar alimentary products is shown, made up of a bearing structure ( 10 ) in refractory material comprising an inlet mouth ( 40 ) and one of outlet ( 41 ) connected by a passing through tunnel ( 4 ) along which a baking surface ( 5 ) supporting pizza or similar alimentary products slides. Said oven is heated with firewood and it comprises slits ( 22, 24 ) for the passage of primary air for the combustion of the firewood and air for the oxidation of the excess smoke, said primary and secondary air being moved by fans ( 50 ) controlled by a control unit which processes data on the composition of the air detected inside the oven by sensors ( 26 ), a top combustion chamber ( 15 ) housing top furnaces ( 17 ) made up of top grates ( 18 ) supporting combustible firewood and a bottom combustion chamber ( 16 ) housing bottom furnaces ( 30 ) made up of bottom grates ( 31 ) supporting combustible firewood.

Priority: IT2005MI00934 Applic. Date: 2005-05-23

Inventor: FERRO PIETRO [IT]


Application No.: US20070003502A1  Published: 04/Jan/2007

Title: Skin preparation for external use characterized by containing sugar derivative of alpha, alpha-trehalose

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/545166   Filing Date: 11/Aug/2005

Abstract:

The present invention has an object to provide an external dermatological formulation having satisfactory blood flow-promoting effect, antiinflammatory effect, antibacterial effect, moisturizing effect, whitening effect, UV-absorbing effect, UV-scattering effect, antioxidant effect, hair growing effect, hair nourishing effect, emusifying effect, astringent effect, wrinkle-reducing effect, cell-activating effect and/or transdermal absorption-promoting effect with a satisfactory safety and skin feeling

The object is solved by providing an external dermatological formulation comprising a saccharide derivative of alpha,alpha-trehalose and one or more members selected from substances having any one of blood flow-promoting effect, antiinflammatory effect, antibacterial effect, moisturizing effect, whitening effect, UV-absorbing effect, UV-scattering effect, antioxidant effect, hair growing efect, hair nourishing effect, emulsifying effect, astringent effect, wrinkle-reducing effect, cell-activating effect and transdermal absorption-promoting effect.

Priority: JP20030035751 Applic. Date: 2003-02-13; JP20030305821 Applic. Date: 2003-08-29; WO2004JP01401 Applic. Date: 2004-02-10

Inventor: TANABE FUJIMI [JP]; KUBOTA MICHIO [JP]; TATSUKAWA HIROMI [JP]; FUKUDA SHIGERU [JP]; MIYAKE TOSHIO [JP]


Application No.: US20070003617A1  Published: 04/Jan/2007

Title: Morphine controlled release system

Applicant/Assignee: EGALET A/S

Application No.: 10/550453   Filing Date: 26/Mar/2004

Abstract:

A composition for controlled release of an opioid from a pharmaceutical composition, the method comprises controlling the release of at least one opioid into an aqueous medium by erosion of at least one surface of a pharmaceutical composition comprising I) a matrix composition comprising a) polymer or a mixture of polymers, b) an opioid and, optionally, c) one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients, and (i) a coating. The matrix composition has a conus-like shape so the surface area exposed to the aqueous medium increases at least during initial erosion of the matrix composition, and the dissolution of the opioid-when tested in a Dissolution Test as described herein with or without application of sinkers-results in a zero order release of at least 80% of the opioid contained in the composition. Such compositions are especially suitable for controlled release of an opioid to obtain a delayed pead concentration and a prolonged therapeutically effective plasma concentration upon oral administration. Once or twice daily administration is possible. The matrix typically comprises PEO and the active substance is typically an opioid such as morphine or a glucuronide thereof.

Priority: DK20030000463 Applic. Date: 2003-03-26; WO2004DK00215 Applic. Date: 2004-03-26

Inventor: FISCHER GINA [DK]; BAR-SHALOM DAMEL [DK]; SLOT LILLIAN [DK]; ANDERSEN CHRISTINE [DK]


Application No.: US20070003663A1  Published: 04/Jan/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070003905A1  Published: 04/Jan/2007

Title: Tooth whitening apparatus and methods for whitening teeth using an intra-oral light generating device

Applicant/Assignee: NOVOCAL, LLC

Application No.: 11/174216   Filing Date: 01/Jul/2005

Abstract:

A tooth whitening apparatus and method using an intra-oral light generating device, whereas the light generating device is placed inside a patient's mouth and bucally to the jaws to produce a light source, comprises the steps of applying inside a means for depositing and applying, adapted for the upper and lower jaws, a tooth whitening agent comprising an optical chemical agent. Said means for depositing and applying are made of suitable material comprising plastic, and adapted inside the patient's mouth and adjacent to the inner surface of the patient's lips. The method further includes the steps of placing the means for depositing and applying filled with a light-activated, tooth whitening agent into the patient's mouth, onto the corresponding jaws and positioning the light generating device, inside the patient's mouth, bucally to the jaws, whereas the intra-oral light is located adjacent to surface of the means for depositing-and-applying, and on the inner surface of the cheeks and lips of the mouth of said patient. Therein the intra-oral light activates the tooth whitening agent for a period of time.

Priority:

Inventor: NGUYEN BAO L [US]; NGUYEN LIET H [US]


Application No.: US20070004011A1  Published: 04/Jan/2007

Title: Extracts obtained from cell line cultures from plants belonging to the Oleaceae family (e.g. Syringa vulgaris), their preparation and use

Applicant/Assignee: I.R.B. ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE BIOTECNOLOGICHE S.R.I I.R.B. ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE BIOTECNOLOGICHE S.R.L

Application No.: 11/455501   Filing Date: 19/Jun/2006

Abstract:

The present invention refers to the use of extracts from selected and stabilised cell lines comprising phenylpropanoids with high anti-oxidant capacity having a verbascoside titre of between 20% and 90% and a chromophore-free fraction of between 80% and 10%, in human and veterinary medicine, and for nutritional and cosmetic purposes.

Priority: EP20050425442 Applic. Date: 2005-06-20; EP20050425586 Applic. Date: 2005-08-08

Inventor: DAL MONTE RENZO [IT]; DAL TOSO ROBERTO [IT]; MINGHETTI ANACLETO [IT]; CRESPI PERELLINO NICOLETTA [IT]; PRESSI GIOVANNA [IT]


Application No.: US20070004639A1  Published: 04/Jan/2007

Title: Methods and compositions for treating Parkinson's disease

Applicant/Assignee: BODYBIO, INC

Application No.: 11/171308   Filing Date: 01/Jul/2005

Abstract:

The invention as disclosed herein provides pharmaneutical compositions and methods for treating, ameliorating, or preventing the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. The pharmaneutical compositions of the invention contain in an effective amount a first and a second composition, the first composition comprises an effective amount of one or more phosphatidylcholine formulations and the second composition comprises an effective amount of one or more constituents comprising essential fatty acid supplements, trace minerals, butyrate, electrolytes, methylating agents, reduced glutathione, or a combination thereof, in a suitable carrier.

Priority:

Inventor: KANE PATRICIA [US]; KANE EDWARD [US]


Application No.: US20070004803A1  Published: 04/Jan/2007

Title: Compounds and methods for use in treating neoplasia and cancer based upon inhibitors of isoprenylcysteine methyltransferase

Applicant/Assignee: PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 10/552754   Filing Date: 26/Mar/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a novel method for the treatment of neoplasia, including cancer and other diseases and conditions in humans and mammals. More particularly, in preferred aspects, the present invention provides a method for the use of prenylcysteine analogs for the treatment of neoplasia, hyperproliferative cell growth including psoriasis, restenosis following cardiovascular surgery, hyperplasia, including renal hyperplasia, chronic inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, among others.

Priority: US20030457862P Applic. Date: 2003-03-26; WO2004US09506 Applic. Date: 2004-03-26

Inventor: GIBBS RICHARD A [US]; HENRIKSEN BRIAN S [US]; HRYCYNA CHRISTINE A [US]; ANDERSON JESSICA L [US]


Application No.: US20070004820A1  Published: 04/Jan/2007

Title: Dental cement composition containing composite particles with grafted polyacidic polymer chains

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY DE TREY GMBH

Application No.: 11/217542   Filing Date: 01/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A dental cement composition comprising (i) a particulate reactive inorganic filler capable of leaching metal ions in the presence of an acid, and (ii) composite particles with grafted polyacidic polymer chains, which are obtainable by a process comprising the following steps: (a) polymerizing one or more free radically polymerizable monomers containing optionally protected acidic groups in the presence of (a1) an initiatior system comprising initiator particles displaying a moiety comprising a radically transferable atom or group as a polymerization initiation site

and (a2) a catalyst facilitating controlled/living polymerisation, and (a3) optionally further polymerizable monomers, for forming a composite particle with grafted optionally protected polyacidic polymer chains

and (b) optionally deprotecting protected acidic groups, for forming composite particles with grafted polyacidic polymer chains.

Priority: EP20040012495 Applic. Date: 2004-05-26; US20040606114P Applic. Date: 2004-09-01

Inventor: KLEE JOACHIM E [DE]; BRUGGER STEFAN [DE]; WEBER CHRISTOPH [DE]; MULLER AXEL H [DE]; MORI HIDEHARU [JP]


Application No.: US20070006492A1  Published: 11/Jan/2007

Title: Dragline bucket rigging and control apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: CMTE DEVELOPMENT LIMITED

Application No.: 11/521373   Filing Date: 15/Sep/2006

Abstract:

A large electric dragline having a house ( 35 ) and boom ( 37 ) is provided with spaced apart in-line sheaves ( 34 ) and ( 36 ) at boom point to separate hoist ropes ( 31 ) and ( 32 ) which are led to the front and rear of bucket ( 30 ) respectively. Differential hoist rope control allows accurate and continuous adjustment of the bucket carry angle during all modes of operation. Also described is a computer control system giving continuous accurate control of carry angle by differential hoist rope operation, with manual selection of mode of operation.

Priority: US2002-182023 Applic. Date: 2002-07-19; WO2000AU01336 Applic. Date: 2000-10-31; AU2000PR00067 Applic. Date: 2000-09-12; AU2000PQ07400 Applic. Date: 2000-05-10; AU2000PQ06348 Applic. Date: 2000-03-20; AU1999PQ03846 Applic. Date: 1999-11-03

Inventor: ROWLANDS JEFFREY C [AU]


Application No.: US20070008144A1  Published: 11/Jan/2007

Title: Shipping container

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/520424   Filing Date: 12/Sep/2006

Abstract:

A container to receive a parcel for shipment to an intended recipient comprises a pouch having a pouch interior and a mouth, a closure movable between open and closed positions, and a protective insert structure removably disposed in the pouch interior to substantially envelop the parcel and reduce risk of damage to it during shipment.

Priority: US2002-170013 Applic. Date: 2002-06-10; US2001-956478 Applic. Date: 2001-09-18

Inventor: DICKINSON KENT H [US]


Application No.: US20070009447A1  Published: 11/Jan/2007

Title: Toothpaste compositions with reduced abrasivity

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/544282   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2004

Abstract:

Toothpaste compositions are disclosed. The toothpaste composition comprises a binder

a surface active agent

an abrasive

a humectant

and water, in which: (1) the abrasive is silica, the composition additionally comprises a silica thickener, and the composition comprises 1 to 7 wt % of the silica thickener, less than 15 wt % of the silica abrasive, 45 to 70 wt % water, 0.8 to 3.0 wt % of a surface active agent

0.05 to 3.0 wt % the binder, or (2) the abrasive is silica, the composition additionally comprises a silica thickener, the composition comprises 2 to 22 wt % total silica, 0.8 to 3.0 wt % of a surface active agent

0.05 to 3.0 wt % the binder, and the composition additionally comprises about 0.1 to 8.0 wt % of non-colloidal microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal microcrystalline cellulose, or a mixture thereof

or (3) the binder is a calcium based abrasive, the binder is a cellulose gum, and the composition comprises 25 to 55 wt % of the calcium based abrasive, 35 to 60 wt % water, 0.8 to 3.0 wt % of the surface active agent, and 1.0 to 3.0 wt % of the binder.

Priority: US20030445376P Applic. Date: 2003-02-05; US20030479690P Applic. Date: 2003-06-19; WO2004US03242 Applic. Date: 2004-02-04

Inventor: GADKARI VIJAY K [IN]; RANDIVE VINAYAK B [IN]; VENKAT MAHALINGAM R [IN]; BETRABET NAMITA A [IN]; KADAM SITARAM A [IN]


Application No.: US20070009449A1  Published: 11/Jan/2007

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 JOHN A III [US]


Application No.: US20070009855A1  Published: 11/Jan/2007

Title: Dental template and method of visually demonstrating an overlay for a dental patient and setting the horizontal plane with an overlay

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/226113   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A dental prosthesis or template ( 10 ) simulates the front surfaces of a patient's teeth and is overlayed over a patient's natural teeth ( 40 ) to provide an indication of what a dental porcelain overlay may look like once applied to the patient's teeth. The dental template preferably is made from a flexible urethane or sanaprene material to allow the template to be applied against the person's natural teeth and temporarily adhere the template to his teeth provide for the visual demonstration of potential improvement to the patient's smile.

The dental template ( 10 ) can be adhered to a set gel or registration paste to set the facial plane ( 75 ) at which the overlay should lie relative to the tooth plane ( 73 ) of the natural teeth ( 40 ) to establish a final restoration with an ideal and naturally appearing aesthetic result as it relates to horizontal facial planes and facial appearances.

Priority: US2005-096602 Applic. Date: 2005-04-01

Inventor: STONISCH MARY S [US]


Application No.: US20070009856A1  Published: 11/Jan/2007

Title: Device having activated textured surfaces for treating oral tissue

Applicant/Assignee: BIOLASE TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 11/441788   Filing Date: 25/May/2006

Abstract:

Mouthpieces having activated textured surfaces that can be implemented using repetitive movement mechanisms and energy (e.g., electromagnetic radiation) emitting sources are disclosed. The mouthpieces may be used to provide detection, treatment and management of conditions including tooth discoloration and periodontal disease. Implementations can include a low-profile mouthpiece or a mouthpiece covering only front sides of the upper and lower teeth. Other combinations may include full-mouth implementations suitable for simultaneously covering part or all of a patient's upper and lower rows of teeth. The activated textured surfaces may include a surface topography consisting of bristles.

Priority: US20050684418P Applic. Date: 2005-05-25; US20050703962P Applic. Date: 2005-07-29; US20050739273P Applic. Date: 2005-11-23

Inventor: JONES JEFFREY W [US]; RIZOIU IOANA M [US]; BOUTOUSSOV DMITRI [US]


Application No.: US20070009858A1  Published: 11/Jan/2007

Title: Dental repair material

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/473536   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2006

Abstract:

The invention is directed to an improved dental composition useful in the repair of cavities, apex repairs, root perforations and root canals. Disclosed is a dental composition and dental composition additive which have improved handling characteristics, for example improved viscosity and setting time. The addition of effective amounts of a modified cellulose and calcium chloride to available dental repair compounds, such as mineral trioxide compound, results in the improved dental composition without affecting the other characteristics of the dental repair compound.

Priority: US20050693268P Applic. Date: 2005-06-23

Inventor: HATTON JOHN F [US]; BER BENJAMIN S [US]; STEWART GREGORY P [US]


Application No.: US20070010550A1  Published: 11/Jan/2007

Title: Scopolamine to Reduce or Eliminate Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, and Insomnia

Applicant/Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Application No.: 11/421960   Filing Date: 02/Jun/2006

Abstract:

Compositions and methods of treating or preventing hot flashes, night sweats, and/or insomnia in a subject that involve scopolamine are disclosed. For example, methods of treating hot flashes, night sweats, and/or insomnia in a subject that involve transdermal delivery of scopolamine are set forth herein.

Priority: US20050697718P Applic. Date: 2005-07-08

Inventor: MCKENZIE SHIRLYN B [US]


Application No.: US20070010597A1  Published: 11/Jan/2007

Title: Laser curable polymerisable composition for he protection of hard tissue

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 11/387177   Filing Date: 23/Mar/2006

Abstract:

One-component heat-curable sealant composition for the protection of exposed dental surfaces, comprising (a) a polymerisable monomer and/or oligomer which has at least two polymerizable double bonds per molecule, and (b) an initiator system comprising benzoylperoxide in an amount of at least 2 wt.-% based on the total composition.

Priority: EP20040018112 Applic. Date: 2004-07-30; WO2005EP08268 Applic. Date: 2005-07-29

Inventor: KLEE JOACHIM E [DE]; FACHER ANDREAS [DE]; WEBER CHRISTOPH [DE]; MULHAUPT ROLF [DE]; SCHMIDER MARTIN [DE]


Application No.: US20070010619A1  Published: 11/Jan/2007

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

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

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

Abstract:

A polymer, article and blend including a polymer low yellowness index comprising structural units derived from a 2-hydrocarbyl-3,3-bis(4-hydroxyaryl)phthalimidine is disclosed.

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

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


Application No.: US20070011449A1  Published: 11/Jan/2007

Title: Attachment integrated claims systems and operating methods therefor

Applicant/Assignee: INTEGRATED CLAIMS SYSTEMS, LLC

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

Abstract:

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

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

Inventor: DIRIENZO ANDREW L [US]


Application No.: US20070012727A1  Published: 18/Jan/2007

Title: Suspended fluid dispenser system and apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/393196   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2006

Abstract:

A fluid dispenser comprises a container or fluid reservoir and a coupler. The container is adapted to be suspended from, and rotationally coupled to, a mounting point selected by a consumer. The container has at least one outlet at a first position in an outer surface thereof and further has the coupler located at a second position on the outer surface and attachable by a consumer to the selected mounting point in a repositionable relationship. The fluid dispenser further comprises position stabilization for maintaining the user-determined position of the container when not being acted upon, whereby a consumer controls fluid dispensing from the container by re-orienting the height of the outlet between any non-dispensing position and any dispensing position, without decoupling the container from the mounting point.

Priority: US20050670459P Applic. Date: 2005-04-11

Inventor: LICARI YAFFA S [US]


Application No.: US20070014686A1  Published: 18/Jan/2007

Title: Sterilization system and device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/477513   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2006

Abstract:

A system, device and method for sterilizing or decontaminating an object that by exposing the object to a sterilant gas comprised of one or more oxides of nitrogen, such as NO, NO2, NO3, N2O3, N2O4, N2O5, N2O and mixtures thereof. The source of the sterilant gas can be generated from a sterilant gas-generating composition or provided by a source of the sterilant gas.

Priority: WO2005US00173 Applic. Date: 2005-01-06; US20040534395P Applic. Date: 2004-01-07; US20040575421P Applic. Date: 2004-06-01; US20040564589P Applic. Date: 2004-07-23

Inventor: ARNOLD ERNST V [US]; DOLETSKI BLAINE G [US]; DUNN THOMAS M [US]; RAULLI ROBERT E [US]; MUELLER EDWARD P [US]; BENEDEK KAREN R [US]; MURVILLE MARIE-LOUISE [US]


Application No.: US20070014739A1  Published: 18/Jan/2007

Title: Compositions and methods for controlling biofilms and bacterial infections

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/181556   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2005

Abstract:

The present invention provides compounds and compositions useful for controlling bacterial biofilms as well as for controlling and/or preventing bacterial infections. The compounds of the invention are pentacyclic acid triterpenes. Methods for controlling biofilms and for controlling and/or preventing bacterial infections are also disclosed.

Priority:

Inventor: ELDRIDGE GARY R [US]; GOERING MATT [US]


Application No.: US20070014741A1  Published: 18/Jan/2007

Title: Collagen eucalyptus toothpaste

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/182428   Filing Date: 16/Jul/2005

Abstract:

A toothpaste, dental cream, or mouth spray composition for soothing the gums and teeth has base ingredients such as sorbitol, hydrated silica, polyethylene glycol and water

and a combination of eucalyptus oil and collagen, being present at less than about 10% by weight.

Priority:

Inventor: CHIU CHIH-YUNG [TW]


Application No.: US20070014784A1  Published: 18/Jan/2007

Title: Methods and Systems for Treating Injured Cardiac Tissue

Applicant/Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC

Application No.: 11/426219   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2006

Abstract:

Methods and systems are disclosed for treating injury to cardiac tissue by delivering a composition which provides structural support to the cardiac tissue. The composition helps to prevent chamber remodeling by providing structural reinforcement of the tissue or structural reinforcement of the tissue combined with biological therapy. The structurally reinforcing composition can thicken the wall of a heart, or act to prevent further thinning and thereby provide resistance against further remodeling. A number of compositions are disclosed, including multi-component substances such as autologous platelet gel, and other substances. The compositions disclosed can contain additives to augment/enhance the desired effects of the injection.

Priority: US20050693749P Applic. Date: 2005-06-23; US20060743686P Applic. Date: 2006-03-23

Inventor: NAYAK ASHA S [US]; KEOGH JAMES R [US]


Application No.: US20070014887A1  Published: 18/Jan/2007

Title: Medicated chewing gum delivery system for nicotine

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/522441   Filing Date: 18/Sep/2006

Abstract:

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

Priority: IE19980000991 Applic. Date: 1998-11-27; US2005-037098 Applic. Date: 2005-01-19; US2002-060349 Applic. Date: 2002-02-01; US1999-389339 Applic. Date: 1999-09-02; US1998-146696 Applic. Date: 1998-09-03

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


Application No.: US20070015112A1  Published: 18/Jan/2007

Title: Teeth whitening apparatus and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/481193   Filing Date: 05/Jul/2006

Abstract:

A dental whitening apparatus is provided that includes a body having a heating element and a light emitting device. The heating element and the light emitting device are disposed for activating a bleaching composition. A mouthpiece is connected with the body. The mouthpiece includes a dental receiving area that is formed of a material that facilitates transmission and emittance of light, and is contoured to a set of teeth. The dental receiving area has a first wall and a second wall that define a cavity. The cavity is configured for disposal of the bleaching composition. Methods of use are also disclosed.

Priority: US2004-925820 Applic. Date: 2004-08-25; US2005-120113 Applic. Date: 2005-05-02; US20030499692P Applic. Date: 2003-09-03; US20030498990P Applic. Date: 2003-08-29; US20030505196P Applic. Date: 2003-09-23; US20050666039P Applic. Date: 2005-03-29; US20050668664P Applic. Date: 2005-04-06

Inventor: HOCHMAN MARK [US]; CREAMER ALAN A [US]


Application No.: US20070015129A1  Published: 18/Jan/2007

Title: Message strip kit

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/180856   Filing Date: 13/Jul/2005

Abstract:

A small, lightweight, portable message strip kit includes an elongated flexible band carrying a battery, electrical circuit, programmable computer chip and signaling device for alerting the user to perform a recommended activity at certain time intervals during various physical endeavors. The strip carries a program key for the computer chip to select the time intervals for the initiation of the signals. The kit has a chart relating user size, and physical endeavor to frequency of the signal for operation of the program key.

Priority:

Inventor: CONNELL BILL [US]


Application No.: US20070015262A1  Published: 18/Jan/2007

Title: Extracts from Ajuga reptans cell lines, their preparation and use

Applicant/Assignee: I.R.B. ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE BIOTECNOLOGICHE S.R.L

Application No.: 11/455505   Filing Date: 19/Jun/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to selected and stabilized cell line extracts from Ajuga reptans comprising phenylpropanoids having high antioxidating capacity with a teupolioside titre of between 20% and 90% and a chromophore-free fraction of between 80% and 10%. Said extracts are for use in human and veterinary therapy and for nutritional and cosmetic purposes. Furthermore, the invention relates to a novel phenylpropanoid molecule denominated isoteupolioside.

Priority: EP20050425441 Applic. Date: 2005-06-20; EP20050425585 Applic. Date: 2005-08-08

Inventor: DAL MONTE RENZO [IT]; DAL TOSO ROBERTO [IT]; MINGHETTI ANACLETO [IT]; CRESPI PERELLINO NICOLETTA [IT]; PRESSI GIOVANNA [IT]


Application No.: US20070015831A1  Published: 18/Jan/2007

Title: Diclofenac formulations and methods of use

Applicant/Assignee: APR APPLIED PHARMA RESEARCH SA

Application No.: 11/455120   Filing Date: 16/Jun/2006

Abstract:

Methods and formulations are provided for treating migraine and other acute pain episodes using diclofenac, and formulations of diclofenac that provide both rapid and sustained relief from acute pain. Methods and formulations are also provided for treating symptoms that often accompany migraine and acute pain such as photophobia, phonophobia, nausea and vomiting.

Priority: US20050692024P Applic. Date: 2005-06-17; US20050691757P Applic. Date: 2005-06-17

Inventor: REINER GIORGIO [IT]; REINER ALBERTO [IT]; MEYER ANDREAS [DE]


Application No.: US20070015845A1  Published: 18/Jan/2007

Title: DENTAL RESIN COMPOSITION, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE, AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 11/456117   Filing Date: 07/Jul/2006

Abstract:

A composition is disclosed comprising a polymerizable oxetane-(meth)acrylate of the structure I: wherein R is hydrogen or methyl, R<1 >is a C1-6 alkyl group, n is 0-3, x is 1-3, y is 1-3, a is zero or one, and A is a linking group having the valency 1+y

and an effective amount of a cure initiator. The composition finds use as a dental resin.

Priority: US20050699751P Applic. Date: 2005-07-15

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


Application No.: US20070016163A1  Published: 18/Jan/2007

Title: MEDICAL AND DENTAL IMPLANT DEVICES FOR CONTROLLED DRUG DELIVERY

Applicant/Assignee: MICROCHIPS, INC

Application No.: 11/381646   Filing Date: 04/May/2006

Abstract:

Implantable devices and methods for use in the treatment of osteonecrosisare provided. The device includes at least one implant device body adapted for insertion into one or more channels or voids in bone tissue

a plurality of discrete reservoirs, which may preferably be microreservoirs, located in the surface of the at least one implant device body

and at least one release system disposed in one or more of the plurality of reservoirs, wherein the release system includes at least one drug selected from the group consisting of bone growth promoters, angiogenesis promoters, analgesics, anesthetics, antibiotics, and combinations thereof. The device body may be formed of a bone graft material, a polymer, a metal, a ceramic, or a combination thereof. The device body may be a monolithic structure, such as one having a cylindrical shape, or it may be in the form of multiple units, such as a plurality of beads.

Priority: US20060763336P Applic. Date: 2006-01-30; US20050727323P Applic. Date: 2005-10-17; US20050695030P Applic. Date: 2005-06-28

Inventor: SANTINI JOHN T JR [US]; HUTCHINSON CHARLES E [US]; PROOS ELIZABETH R [US]


Application No.: US20070016277A1  Published: 18/Jan/2007

Title: Lip augmentation device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/476591   Filing Date: 29/Jun/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is of a method of facilitating lip augmentation, the method comprising treating the lip area with an electricity generating device. The present invention further provides devices and kits for lip augmentation.

Priority: US20050695848P Applic. Date: 2005-07-05

Inventor: KARAT CAROL [IL]; TAL ISRAEL [IL]; MAVOR DANIELA [IL]; JAYES DALIA [IL]


Application No.: US20070020200A1  Published: 25/Jan/2007

Title: Therapeutic compositions and methods of use thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/527278   Filing Date: 26/Sep/2006

Abstract:

A method and composition for the restoration and maintenance of gingival and periodontal health are provided. The composition includes a potassium as an essential ingredient, which acts as an anti-bacterial agent. In some embodiments, the compositions include an osmotic agent other than potassium.

Priority: US2002-144235 Applic. Date: 2002-05-13; WO2000US31086 Applic. Date: 2000-11-13; US2000-633424 Applic. Date: 2000-08-07

Inventor: HODOSH MILTON [US]


Application No.: US20070020201A1  Published: 25/Jan/2007

Title: Oral composition containing non-aggregated zinc nanoparticles

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/186510   Filing Date: 21/Jul/2005

Abstract:

An oral composition comprising a vehicle and a zinc ion source in the form of nanoparticles that are substantially non-aggregated and methods for use of such compositions are described. The composition provides antiplaque and anti malodor benefits to the user and the inclusion of nanoparticles permits a reduction in the amount of zinc ions present in the composition while maintaining efficacy.

Priority:

Inventor: BOYD THOMAS J [US]; XU GUOFENG [US]; VISCIO DAVID [US]; GAFFAR ABDUL [US]; ARVANITIDOU EVANGELIA S [US]; FRUGE LINH [US]


Application No.: US20070020578A1  Published: 25/Jan/2007

Title: Dental curing light having a short wavelength LED and a fluorescing lens for converting wavelength light to curing wavelengths and related method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/184433   Filing Date: 19/Jul/2005

Abstract:

A dental curing light includes a body, one or more LEDs configured to emit a first spectrum of light having a relatively short first peak wavelength (e.g., UV) disposed on the body, and a fluorescing lens that converts at least a portion of the first spectrum of light into a second spectrum of light having a second peak wavelength that is longer than the first peak wavelength. The second spectrum of light is selected so as to match the curing spectrum of a desired light-curable dental composition. In a preferred embodiment, the body comprises an elongate wand having a proximal end and distal end. The LEDs may be disposed at or near the distal end of the elongate wand.

Priority:

Inventor: SCOTT ROBERT R [US]; JESSOP DEE [US]


Application No.: US20070020584A1  Published: 25/Jan/2007

Title: Dental treating process using a treatment agent, dental tray, and a catalytic source

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/489140   Filing Date: 19/Jul/2006

Abstract:

An improved process for treating teeth using a teeth cover, a treatment agent, and a catalytic source. The cover can be fitted by the wearer, instead of having to go to a dentist, by placing it against the teeth in one or both arches. A treatment agent is placed inside the cover, an external catalytic source catalyzes the agent, and the agent is placed against the teeth for a beneficial treatment. The treatment time is shortened by the process.

Priority: US20050700722P Applic. Date: 2005-07-20

Inventor: MADRAY GEORGE W [US]


Application No.: US20070020754A1  Published: 25/Jan/2007

Title: Cell handling device, human tissue regeneration composition, and human tissue regeneration method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/574816   Filing Date: 06/Apr/2006

Abstract:

The main objects of the present invention, which relates to regenerative medical treatments, are to enable (i) storage and conveyance of harvested or cultured cells without contamination occuring (ii) simple injection of the cells into a living body. To achieve these objects, cells harvested from a living body, or cells obtained by culturing harvested cells, are stored in a syringe-type storage vessel and subsequently transplanted into a living body. It is preferable that at least a part of the storage vessel inner wall in contact with the cells is formed from a cell non-adhesive material. Besides enabling cells in the vessel to take in the oxygen they require to survive, the present invention also enables cells quick and easy transplantation of cells into a living body without a cell detachment process, because cells are prevented from adhering to the inside of the vessel. Further, it is preferable that a stored tissue regeneration composition contains cell culture microcarriers floating in a fluidity medium, and that the cell culture microcarriers are composed of a bioabsorbable material and have cells adhering to their surfaces. Using this kind of tissue regeneration composition, a regenerative treatment can be carried out satisfactorily by simply and quickly transplanting cells from the syringe-type cell storage vessel into a living body without intricate scaffold-related procedures being required.

Priority: JP20030359936 Applic. Date: 2003-10-20; JP20030359935 Applic. Date: 2003-10-20; WO2003JP16397 Applic. Date: 2003-12-19

Inventor: YUGE RUI [JP]; MATSUURA YOJI [JP]; SAJIKI TOSHINOBU [JP]


Application No.: US20070020767A1  Published: 25/Jan/2007

Title: Processes and devices for the liquid treatment of suspended particles

Applicant/Assignee: EVOTEC TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Application No.: 10/556239   Filing Date: 10/May/2004

Abstract:

Processes are described for the treatment of at least one particle ( 10 - 13 ) with at least one reaction liquid ( 20 ) in a main channel ( 30 ) of a fluidic microsystem ( 100 ) with the following steps: movement of the at least one particle ( 10 - 13 ) with a carrier liquid ( 40 ) flowing in a longitudinal direction of the main channel ( 30 ) up to a holding device ( 50 ), at least a temporary holding of the at least one particle ( 13 ) under the action of a holding force exerted by the holding device ( 50 ), and supplying of the reaction liquid ( 20 ) from at least one lateral channel ( 31 ) into the main channel ( 30 ) so that the at least one held particle ( 13 ) is rinsed by the reaction liquid ( 20 ), the holding device ( 50 ) being arranged downstream after a mouth ( 32 ) of the lateral channel ( 31 ) in the main channel ( 30 ) and the reaction liquid ( 20 )

flowing through the holding device ( 50 ) with a direction of flow running in the longitudinal direction of the main channel ( 30 ). Fluidic microsystems and electrode arrangements for realizing the processes are also described.

Priority: DE20031020869 Applic. Date: 2003-05-09; WO2004EP04981 Applic. Date: 2004-05-10

Inventor: SCHNELLE THOMAS [DE]


Application No.: US20070021404A1  Published: 25/Jan/2007

Title: Novel aza-ring derivatives and their use as monoamine neurotransmitter re-uptake inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/561986   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2005

Abstract:

This invention relates to novel aza-ring derivatives useful as monoamine neurotransmitter re-uptake inhibitors. In other aspects the invention relates to the use of these compounds in a method for therapy and to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds of the invention.

Priority: DK20030000941 Applic. Date: 2003-06-24; US20030482565P Applic. Date: 2003-06-26; WO2004EP51166 Applic. Date: 2004-06-18

Inventor: PETERS DAN [DK]


Application No.: US20070021449A1  Published: 25/Jan/2007

Title: Pyrimidine derivatives for the prevention of hiv infection

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/544735   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2004

Abstract:

This invention concerns the use of a compound for the manufacture of a medicament for the prevention of HIV infection via sexual intercourse and related intimate contact between partners, wherein the compound is a compound of formula (I) a N-oxide, a pharmaceutically acceptable addition salt, a quaternary amine and a stereochemically isomeric form thereof, wherein the ring containing -a<1>=a<2>-a<3>=a<4>- and -b<1>=b<2>-b<3>=b<4>- represents phenyl, pyridyl, pyrimidinyl, pirazinyl, pyridazinyl

and pharmaceutical compositions comprising them.

Priority: WO2003EP01291 Applic. Date: 2003-02-07; WO2004EP01011 Applic. Date: 2004-02-04

Inventor: HEERES JAN [BE]; LEWI PAULUS J [BE]; JANSSEN PAUL A J [BE]; DE JONGE MARC R [NL]; KOYMANS LUCIEN M H [BE]; DAEYAERT FREDERIK F D [BE]; VINKERS HENDRIK M [BE]; GUILLEMONT JEROME E G [FR]; PASQUIER ELISABETH T J [FR]; ARTS FRANK XAVIER J H [BE]


Application No.: US20070021527A1  Published: 25/Jan/2007

Title: Device for dental applications

Applicant/Assignee: JOHN A. KANCA, III

Application No.: 11/364278   Filing Date: 27/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 solutions generally include 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: US2002-323865 Applic. Date: 2002-12-18; US20010341619P Applic. Date: 2001-12-18; US20020358883P Applic. Date: 2002-02-21

Inventor: KANCA JOHN A III [US]


Application No.: US20070022552A1  Published: 01/Feb/2007

Title: Dental hygiene device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/413923   Filing Date: 28/Apr/2006

Abstract:

A dental hygiene device including a finger-receiving portion 12 configured and dimensioned to snugly fit over at least a portion of a finger of a user (not shown) and a handle portion 14 extending from the finger-receiving portion 12 , the handle portion 14 being sufficiently long to permit gripping thereof by the hand of the user on which the finger-receiving portion 12 is mounted in use thereby to retain the finger-receiving portion 12 in place. The finger-receiving portion 12 indudes a cleaning pad 16 for cleaning teeth and gums of a person. The pad 16 is fixedly or removably mounted on the finger-receiving portion 12.

Priority: ZA20050006080 Applic. Date: 2005-07-29

Inventor: SCHEEPERS MARTHINUS J [ZA]


Application No.: US20070022960A1  Published: 01/Feb/2007

Title: Method for the production of an agent from larvae in flies for treating wounds and agent produced according to said method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/571218   Filing Date: 01/Sep/2006

Abstract:

The treatment of wounds by means of larvae from flies is improved by virtue of the fact that the larvae are contaminated with bacteriophages.

Priority: DE20031042104 Applic. Date: 2003-09-10; WO2004EP09244 Applic. Date: 2004-08-18

Inventor: FLEISCHMANN WIHELM [DE]


Application No.: US20070023047A1  Published: 01/Feb/2007

Title: Face mask particularly useful as medical face mask

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/188907   Filing Date: 26/Jul/2005

Abstract:

A face mask particularly for dentists includes a masking band sized and configured to cover at least the mouth and nasal regions of the wearer

and a separate strip attached at its opposite ends to the opposite ends of the masking band. The intermediate portion of the separate strip carries an illustration of a smiling mouth in the mouth region, and is unattached to the masking band such that deformations of the masking band to accommodate itself to the face of the wearer is permitted by, and does not affect, the separate strip carrying the illustration of the smiling mouth.

Priority:

Inventor: ZALSMAN MOSHE [IL]


Application No.: US20070023056A1  Published: 01/Feb/2007

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


Application No.: US20070023450A1  Published: 01/Feb/2007

Title: Device for mixing and dispensing multi-component compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ERNST MUHLBAUER GMBH & CO. KG

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

Abstract:

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

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

Inventor: HORTH HANS [DE]; REUSS STEFFEN [DE]; HOHNK HANS-DIETER [DE]


Application No.: US20070025797A1  Published: 01/Feb/2007

Title: Applicator with discrete pockets of a composition to be delivered with use of the applicator

Applicant/Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC

Application No.: 11/193643   Filing Date: 29/Jul/2005

Abstract:

An applicator includes a tubular structure having a front panel that includes a liquid impermeable material and an outer liquid permeable cover material. A plurality of discrete pockets are formed between the cover material and the liquid impermeable material. A composition is contained within the pockets and, in use of the wipe, the composition migrates through the cover material during use of the applicator.

Priority:

Inventor: KECK LAURA E [US]


Application No.: US20070027081A1  Published: 01/Feb/2007

Title: Mechanisms of osteoinduction by LIM mineralization protein-1 (LMP-1)

Applicant/Assignee: EMORY UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 11/385612   Filing Date: 21/Mar/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the methods and compositions for the treatment of subjects having compromised bone conditions. Specifically, the invention relates to combinatorial therapeutic strategies including small molecules and peptide mimics of LIM mineralization proteins, particularly LMP-1, to overcome the dose-related translational barriers for BMP-2 therapeutics.

Priority: US2003-399830 Applic. Date: 2003-07-25; WO2001US46044 Applic. Date: 2001-10-24; US20050664073P Applic. Date: 2005-03-22; US20050664074P Applic. Date: 2005-03-22; US20050736191P Applic. Date: 2005-11-10; US20060772322P Applic. Date: 2006-02-10; US20000242794P Applic. Date: 2000-10-24

Inventor: MARX JEFFREY C [US]; MCKAY WILLIAM F [US]; BODEN SCOTT D [US]


Application No.: US20070027155A1  Published: 01/Feb/2007

Title: Biaryl piperazinyl-pyridine analogues

Applicant/Assignee: NEUROGEN CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/893799   Filing Date: 16/Jul/2004

Abstract:

Biaryl piperazinyl-pyridine analogues are provided, of the Formula: wherein variables are as described herein. Such compounds are ligands that may be used to modulate specific receptor activity in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treatment of conditions associated with pathological receptor activation in humans, domesticated companion animals and livestock animals. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for using such compounds to treat such disorders are provided, as are methods for using such ligands for receptor localization studies.

Priority: US20030516135P Applic. Date: 2003-10-31; US20030488564P Applic. Date: 2003-07-16

Inventor: BAKTHAVATCHALAM RAJAGOPAL [US]; BLUM CHARLES A [US]; BRIELMANN HARRY [US]; CHENARD BERTRAND L [US]; DE LOMBAERT STEPHANE [US]; HODGETTS KEVIN J [US]; HUTCHISON ALAN [US]; YOON TAEYOUNG [US]; ZHENG XIAOZHANG [US]


Application No.: US20070028935A1  Published: 08/Feb/2007

Title: SCREENING METHOD FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF COMPOSITIONS SUITABLE FOR THE TREATMENT OF ORAL CAVITY MALODOR ASSOCIATED WITH SMOKING A TOBACCO PRODUCT

Applicant/Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY

Application No.: 11/461924   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 smoking a tobacco product. In particular, this invention relates to a screening method for determining the ability of a composition to reduce the concentration of a pyridine or pyrazine compound present in a model sample or solution which is representative of the oral cavity of a subject after smoking a tobacco product, as an indicator of the effectiveness of that composition in the treatment of oral malodor associated with smoking a tobacco product.

Priority: US20050704597P Applic. Date: 2005-08-02

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


Application No.: US20070029077A1  Published: 08/Feb/2007

Title: Hybrid heat exchanger

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/196573   Filing Date: 02/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A hybrid exchanger utilized to heat a working fluid utilizing counter current heat exchange from a heat source fluid. The plates of the hybrid heat exchanger are configured to be welded to provide a more robust design while also allowing optimum heat exchange of the working fluid. In another embodiment, the hybrid heat exchanger includes a plate assembly and shell combination construction. The plate assembly and shell combination provides both optimized counter current heat exchange, while also controlling leakage of fluid from the hybrid heat exchanger. The plates of hybrid heat exchanger have a plurality of fluid bores which facilitate the exchange of fluids including inlet and outlet ports for both the working fluid and the heat source fluid. The bores of the plates include an open mouth having a greater clearance which allows for optimized flow of fluid while also allowing for simplified cleaning and maintenance of the hybrid heat exchanger.

Priority:

Inventor: MIROLLI MARK D [US]


Application No.: US20070029783A1  Published: 08/Feb/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070031350A1  Published: 08/Feb/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070031351A1  Published: 08/Feb/2007

Title: DNA sequences encoding novel growth/differentiation factors

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

Application No.: 11/545480   Filing Date: 11/Oct/2006

Abstract:

The invention provides DNA sequences encoding novel members of the TGF-beta family of proteins. The. TGF-beta family comprises proteins which function as growth and/or differentiation factors and which are useful in medical applications. Accordingly, the invention also describes the isolation of the above-mentioned DNA sequences, the expression of the encoded proteins, the production of said proteins and pharmaceutical compositions containing said proteins.

Priority: EP19920102324 Applic. Date: 1992-02-12; DE19944423190 Applic. Date: 1994-07-01; US2005-105344 Applic. Date: 2005-04-14; US1999-901556 Applic. Date: 1999-09-24; US1994-289222 Applic. Date: 1994-08-12; WO1993EP00350 Applic. Date: 1993-02-12

Inventor: HOETTEN GERTRUD [DE]; NEIDHARDT HELGE [DE]; BECHTOLD ROLF [DE]; POHL JENS [DE]


Application No.: US20070031361A1  Published: 08/Feb/2007

Title: Cosmetic, pharmaceutical and dermatological preparations comprising homopolymer and/or copolymer waxes of the monomers ethylene and/or propylene

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/449051   Filing Date: 08/Jun/2006

Abstract:

Cosmetic, pharmaceutical or dermatological preparations are described which comprise one or more homopolymer and/or copolymer waxes of the monomers ethylene and/or propylene. The homopolymer and copolymer waxes have a weight-average molecular weight Mw of less than or equal to 25 000 g/mol, a number-average molecular weight Mn of less than or equal to 15 000 g/mol, a molar mass distribution Mw/Mn in the range from 1.5 to 10 and have been obtained by metallocene catalysis. The copolymer waxes comprise, based on the total weight of the copolymer waxes, 0.1 to 30.0% by weight of structural units originating from the one monomer and 70.0 to 99.9% by weight of structural units originating from the other monomer.

Priority: DE200510026278 Applic. Date: 2005-06-08

Inventor: HERRMANN HANS-FRIEDRICH [DE]; LUKASCH ANTON [DE]; HOHNER GERD [DE]; MICHAELIS HEIKE [DE]; LACHMANN ANGELA [DE]


Application No.: US20070031535A1  Published: 08/Feb/2007

Title: Coated chewable confection

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/498223   Filing Date: 02/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to coated chewable product that may provide separate and distinct textures and hardness levels in different segments of the product. More specifically, in some embodiments, the present invention provides a chewable confectionery product including: a dissolvable tablet core, which includes a first flavor

and a coating surrounding the tablet core, which includes a second flavor. The first flavor is different from the second flavor. Upon consumption, the confectionery product may provide a sequential release of the two different flavors.

Priority: US20050704704P Applic. Date: 2005-08-02

Inventor: ROBINSON MARY K [US]


Application No.: US20070031561A1  Published: 08/Feb/2007

Title: Mouth-moistening compositions, delivery systems containing same and methods of making same

Applicant/Assignee: CADBURY ADAMS USA LLC

Application No.: 11/503439   Filing Date: 11/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions and comestibles that impart a mouth-moistening effect when orally consumed by an individual. More specifically, the compositions of the present invention may include a blend of components, such as a sweetening composition, food-grade acid composition and a cooling agent, that reduces or eliminates the perception of mouth dryness in an individual. The present invention also provides methods for preparing such comestibles, as well as methods of treating xerostomia by orally administering such comestibles.

Priority: US20050707759P Applic. Date: 2005-08-12

Inventor: LAKKIS JAMILEH [US]; EUAN DOROTHY [US]; PETTIGREW SUSAN [US]; BUGGE DIANE [US]


Application No.: US20070031779A1  Published: 08/Feb/2007

Title: Nozzle for dental composition

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/493524   Filing Date: 27/Jul/2006

Abstract:

To separate a catalyst for polymerizing a monomer contained in a liquid or paste dental composition containing at least a monomer, such as a dental resin cement, an autopolymerizing dental resin or a resin-reinforced dental glass ionomer cement, from the liquid or paste dental composition to thereby improve storage stability of the dental composition and reduce number of division of the dental composition, an extrusion nozzle for a dental composition mounted on one end of an extruder for extruding a liquid or paste dental composition containing at least a monomer, the extrusion nozzle contains a catalyst for polymerizing the monomer contained in the dental composition during extrusion, and the catalyst is attached to an inner wall of an extruding channel of the extrusion nozzle.

Priority: JP20050228417 Applic. Date: 2005-08-05

Inventor: TOKUI HIDEKI [JP]; YARIMIZU HIDEKI [JP]; OTA DAISUKE [JP]; MORI TAKUYA [JP]; NAKASEKO HISASHI [JP]


Application No.: US20070031780A1  Published: 08/Feb/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070031781A1  Published: 08/Feb/2007

Title: System and method for remotely controlling devices

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/194998   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 system further includes a second module configured to receive the first RF signal when a position of the second module is less than or equal to a threshold distance from the first module. The second module is configured to transmit a second RF signal 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]


Application No.: US20070031782A1  Published: 08/Feb/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070031789A1  Published: 08/Feb/2007

Title: Aesthetic ceramic veneered restoration

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/544681   Filing Date: 06/Oct/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an aesthetic dental restoration having a layered structure, which dental restoration has the appearance of a natural tooth. In addition, the present invention relates to a method for preparing such dental restorations. Particularly, the invention is based on the control of interaction between opalescence and fluorescence.

Priority: EP20020078949 Applic. Date: 2002-09-20; US2003-668552 Applic. Date: 2003-09-22

Inventor: ZEL JOSEPH M V [NL]; APPELMAN PETRUS G [NL]; CORNELISSEN ERIC MARINUS H [NL]; DE KLER MARCEL A [NL]; GEBHARDT JURGEN [DE]


Application No.: US20070032509A1  Published: 08/Feb/2007

Title: New capped pyrazinoylguanidine sodium channel blockers

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 11/195758   Filing Date: 03/Aug/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to sodium channel blockers. The present invention also includes a variety of methods of treatment using these inventive sodium channel blockers.

Priority:

Inventor: JOHNSON MICHAEL R [US]; MOLINO BRUCE F [US]; SARGENT BRUCE [US]; ZHANG JIANZHONG [US]


Application No.: US20070032531A1  Published: 08/Feb/2007

Title: SPHINGOSINE KINASE INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

Applicant/Assignee: APOGEE BIOTECHNOLOGY CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/462153   Filing Date: 03/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The invention relates to compounds, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods for inhibiting sphingosine kinase and for treating or preventing hyperproliferative disease, inflammatory disease, or angiogenic disease,

Priority: US20050705608P Applic. Date: 2005-08-04

Inventor: SMITH CHARLES D [US]; FRENCH KEVIN J [US]; XIA ZUPING [US]


Application No.: US20070034568A1  Published: 15/Feb/2007

Title: Particle synthesis apparatus and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/552390   Filing Date: 08/Apr/2004

Abstract:

An apparatus for dissolving or suspending a substance in a solvent comprising an outer chamber for containing a dense gas

an inlet for supplying dense gas as a solvent

a porous chamber within the outer chamber for containing a substance for dissolution or suspension with the solvent, the porous chamber having a wall which allows passage of solvent and the substance dissolved or suspended in the solvent, and an outlet for removing solvent and solution and/or dispersion from the outer chamber and a turbulence means for creating turbulence within the porous chamber. A method of dissolving or suspending a substance, and fine particles formed from the resulting solution or suspension are disclosed.

Priority: AU20030901645 Applic. Date: 2003-04-08; WO2004AU00466 Applic. Date: 2004-04-08

Inventor: FOSTER NEIL R [AU]; DEHGHANI FARIBA [AU]; COMBES GARY [GB]; REGTOP HUBERT L [AU]


Application No.: US20070034708A1  Published: 15/Feb/2007

Title: Therapeutic training straw

Applicant/Assignee: MCRT, LLC

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

Abstract:

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

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

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

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

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

Priority:

Inventor: PEARSON CALVIN M [US]


Application No.: US20070036857A1  Published: 15/Feb/2007

Title: Pharmaceutical multiparticulate composition comprising mycophenolic acid or mycophenolate sodium and combination with rapamycin

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/570752   Filing Date: 01/Oct/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a novel composition of mycophenolic acid, a salt or a prodrug thereof and to a fixed combination of mycophenolic acid, a salt or a prodrug thereof and rapamycin or a rapamycin derivative.

Priority: GB20030023202 Applic. Date: 2003-10-03; GB20030023598 Applic. Date: 2003-10-08; GB20030029852 Applic. Date: 2003-12-23; GB20040005902 Applic. Date: 2004-03-16; GB20040010714 Applic. Date: 2004-05-13; GB20040019356 Applic. Date: 2004-08-31; WO2004EP10998 Applic. Date: 2004-10-01

Inventor: BECKER DIETER [DE]; BURGER CARSTEN [DE]; FEUTREN GILLES [FR]; GUITARD PATRICE [FR]; KRAMER ANDREA [DE]; LOGGIA NICOLETTA [CH]; LUFTENSTEINER CHRISTIAN-PETER [CH]; OGORKA JORG [DE]; OTTINGER HARALD [DE]


Application No.: US20070036858A1  Published: 15/Feb/2007

Title: Drug delivery system for topical administration

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/501839   Filing Date: 10/Aug/2006

Abstract:

This invention is directed to new drug delivery systems (SMS packaging(TM)) and uses thereof, of freshly prepared, effective, high concentrated, hygienic pharmaceutical compositions. The new delivery systems, including sucralfate, is used for treating and preventing oral diseases in mammals. Moreover this invention provides pharmaceutical compositions, methods and kits for topical administration to oral ulcers comprising sucralfate (Aftapet(TM) Aftakid(TM) Aftakit(TM) Chemokit(TM)). This invention is a platform delivery system for any drug, which needs a fresh mixture of powder and water,

Priority: US20050706757P Applic. Date: 2005-08-10

Inventor: SCHNEIDER MAYA [IL]


Application No.: US20070037113A1  Published: 15/Feb/2007

Title: Dental curing light including a light integrator for providing substantially equal distribution of each emitted wavelength

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/200988   Filing Date: 10/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A dental curing light including a body having a housing, one or more light emitting devices disposed on or within the housing, and a light integrator configured to receive light emitted by the at least one light emitting device. The light integrator includes an outer wall defining a hollow reflective internal chamber, an input port through the wall, and an output port through the wall and spaced apart from the input port. Light is received by the light integrator through the input port and into the diffusely reflective internal chamber such that the received light is reflected in many directions and a plurality of times within the internal chamber before being emitted through the output port. Light exiting the output port of the light integrator is such that the intensity of any given wavelength emitted is substantially equally distributed across the entire footprint of emitted light.

Priority:

Inventor: SCOTT ROBERT R [US]; JESSOP DEE [US]


Application No.: US20070037421A1  Published: 15/Feb/2007

Title: Shuttered electrical connector socket

Applicant/Assignee: CLIPSAL AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

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

Abstract:

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

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

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

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

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


Application No.: US20070037883A1  Published: 15/Feb/2007

Title: Therapeutic compositions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/547613   Filing Date: 27/Feb/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides compounds, compositions and methods for inhibiting or reducing reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in cells, such as in cells of the vascular system and in particular the smooth muscle-containing vasculature and/or endothelial cell-containing vasculature and/or adventitial fibroblast-containing vasculature. ROS production may also be inhibited in non-vascular cells of animals including mammals such as humans. Non-vascular cells contemplated herein include nerve cells, stem cells, progenitor cells and some cancer and rumor cells. More particularly, the present invention provides agents and even more particularly, cell-impermeable agents, capable of modulating NADPH oxidase activity, function or levels, thereby controlling superoxide production and production of downstream ROS. The present invention particularly enables agents which are selective against a form of Nox4-containing NADPH oxidase which has a portion of the enzyme such as all or part of the Nox4 component extracellularly exposed.

Priority: US20030450892P Applic. Date: 2003-02-28; WO2004AU00254 Applic. Date: 2004-02-27

Inventor: DUSTING GREGORY J [AU]; DRUMMOND GRANT R [AU]; SOBEY CHRISTOPHER G [AU]


Application No.: US20070038442A1  Published: 15/Feb/2007

Title: Separation of target acoustic signals in a multi-transducer arrangement

Applicant/Assignee: SOFTMAX, INC

Application No.: 11/463376   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention provides a process for separating a good quality information signal from a noisy acoustic environment. The separation process uses a set of at least two spaced-apart transducers to capture noise and information components. The transducer signals, which have both a noise and information component, are received into a separation process. The separation process generates one channel that is substantially only noise, and another channel that is a combination of noise and information. An identification process is used to identify which channel has the information component. The noise signal is then used to set process characteristics that are applied to the combination signal to efficiently reduce or eliminate the noise component. In this way, the noise is effectively removed from the combination signal to generate a good qualify information signal.

The information signal may be, for example, a speech signal, a seismic signal, a sonar signal, or other acoustic signal.

Priority: US2004-897219 Applic. Date: 2004-07-22

Inventor: VISSER ERIK [US]; LEE TE-WON [US]


Application No.: US20070039519A1  Published: 22/Feb/2007

Title: Dental compositions containing nanofillers and related methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

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

Abstract:

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

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

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


Application No.: US20070040151A1  Published: 22/Feb/2007

Title: Two-component initiator system (amine-free) with very good storage stability and particular suitability for acid systems

Applicant/Assignee: HERAEUS KULZER GMBH

Application No.: 11/483488   Filing Date: 10/Jul/2006

Abstract:

A two-component initiator system having accelerators for curing polymerizable materials comprising the following components: (a) a hydroperoxide compound containing one or more hydroperoxide groups that are bound to a tertiary carbon

(b) a thiourea derivative

and (c) as accelerator, a copper compound which is soluble in the preparation is preferably free of amine and is particularly suited for polymerizable dental compositions.

Priority: DE200510039590 Applic. Date: 2005-08-19

Inventor: UTTERODT ANDREAS [DE]; HENNEN HEIKE [DE]


Application No.: US20070041776A1  Published: 22/Feb/2007

Title: Packaged dental composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/586798   Filing Date: 26/Oct/2006

Abstract:

The invention provides a container enclosing an applicator and a dental composition including a volatile organic solvent. The container is sealed. The volatile organic solvent is effectively retained within the container, even after storage at about 43 DEG C. for one week. Preferably the container is made of a copolymer of a cycloolefin and an open chain olefin.

Priority: US2005-146975 Applic. Date: 2005-06-07; US2003-668946 Applic. Date: 2003-09-23; US20020319581P Applic. Date: 2002-09-27

Inventor: PIERSON PAUL R [US]; HAMMESFAHR PAUL D [US]


Application No.: US20070041863A1  Published: 22/Feb/2007

Title: Precipitation hardenable austenitic steel

Applicant/Assignee: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB

Application No.: 11/487442   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a stainless steel alloy, more precisely a highstrength stainless, precipitation hardenable, austenitic, stainless alloy, containing a well adjusted amount of aluminium and a high silicon content and which has the following composition (in weight-%): C 0-0.07 Si 0.5-3.0 N 0-0.1 Cr 15.0-20.0 Ni 7.0-12.0 Al 0.25-1.5 Cu 0

Priority: SE20010004192 Applic. Date: 2001-12-11; US2005-496491 Applic. Date: 2005-02-01; WO2002SE02300 Applic. Date: 2002-12-11

Inventor: ZETTERHOLM GUSTAF [SE]; HOLMBERG HAKAN [SE]


Application No.: US20070041913A1  Published: 22/Feb/2007

Title: Tooth coating composition

Applicant/Assignee: HANIX CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/556914   Filing Date: 26/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The invention provides a tooth coating composition for beauty and appearance and prevention of dental caries and excellent in the quick drying property, durability, color tone, luster, and removal easiness by using shellac and rosin as main components and a pigment, a pigment dispersant, a dye, an efficacious component having anti-dental caries function, an anti-bacterial agent, a tackifier, a luster reflecting material, a bleaching agent, and a flavor as auxiliary components.

Priority: JP20030302282 Applic. Date: 2003-08-27; WO2004JP12698 Applic. Date: 2004-08-26

Inventor: URAI KAORUKO [JP]; TODOROKI REIKO [JP]


Application No.: US20070041914A1  Published: 22/Feb/2007

Title: Inhibition of bacterial deposition on oral surfaces

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/205879   Filing Date: 17/Aug/2005

Abstract:

The invention is directed to an oral composition that contains an amphoteric surfactant and an homo- or copolymer comprising an ethylenic monomer and related methods. The ethylenic monomer includes a phosphonate group. The monomer may be represented by the structure of Formula (I): wherein one of A and A' is a hydrogen atom and the other is selected from a hydrogen atom or a group -(X)nRm

wherein n is i\selected from 0 or 1

provided that when n is 0, m is 1, and when n is 1, m is an integer of 1 to 3

X is selected from an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, a nitrogen atom, a phosphorous atom, and silicon atom

R is independently a hyuderogen atom or an arganic radical

L is selected from a bond and a linking group

M and M' are independently selected from a hydrogen atom, an alkali metal, and an ammonium ion, or together form an alkaline earth metal or other divalent element

and p is 1 or 2, provided that when L is a bond, p is 1.

Priority:

Inventor: GAFFAR ABDUL [US]; BOYD THOMAS J [US]


Application No.: US20070042016A1  Published: 22/Feb/2007

Title: Methods and Systems for Treating Injured Cardiac Tissue

Applicant/Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC

Application No.: 11/426211   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2006

Abstract:

Methods and systems are disclosed for treating injury to cardiac tissue by delivering a composition which provides structural support to the cardiac tissue. The composition helps to prevent chamber remodeling by providing structural reinforcement of the tissue or structural reinforcement of the tissue combined with biological therapy. The structurally reinforcing composition can thicken the wall of a heart, or act to prevent further thinning and thereby provide resistance against further remodeling. A number of compositions are disclosed, including multi-component substances such as autologous platelet gel, and other substances. The compositions disclosed can contain additives to augment/enhance the desired effects of the injection.

Priority: US20050693749P Applic. Date: 2005-06-23; US20060743686P Applic. Date: 2006-03-23

Inventor: NAYAK ASHA S [US]; KEOGH JAMES R [US]


Application No.: US20070042316A1  Published: 22/Feb/2007

Title: Nozzle piece for a dental powder jet apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/564043   Filing Date: 25/May/2004

Abstract:

A nozzle piece for a dental powder jet apparatus is provided with a discharge nozzle, the outlet cross section of which is formed by few nozzle openings in the lateral area of the front end of a tube-shaped partial length of the nozzle piece, for a primarily sub-gingival cleaning of the tooth radix surfaces with particularly fine-grained dental powders.

Priority: DE20031031583 Applic. Date: 2003-07-11; WO2004EP05610 Applic. Date: 2004-05-25

Inventor: PICHAT PATRICK [FR]; HENRY NICOLE [CH]; MEISSNER ROLF [CH]; MENNE ANDREAS [CH]


Application No.: US20070043023A1  Published: 22/Feb/2007

Title: Modulators of muscarinic receptors

Applicant/Assignee: VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 11/359960   Filing Date: 22/Feb/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to modulators of muscarinic receptors. The present invention also provides compositions comprising such modulators, and methods therewith for treating muscarinic receptor mediated diseases.

Priority: US2005-208386 Applic. Date: 2005-08-19; US20040602731P Applic. Date: 2004-08-19

Inventor: MAKINGS LEWIS R [US]; BLANCO MIGUEL G [US]; HURLEY DENNIS J [US]; DRUTU IOANA [US]; RAFFAI GABRIEL [US]; BERGERON DANIELE M [US]; NAKATANI AKIKO [US]; TERMIN ANDREAS P [US]; SILINA ALINA [US]


Application No.: US20070043049A1  Published: 22/Feb/2007

Title: Substituted heterocyclic diarylamine analogues

Applicant/Assignee: NEUROGEN CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/564431   Filing Date: 09/Jul/2004

Abstract:

Substituted heterocyclic diarylamine analogues of Formula I are provided: wherein X, Y and Z are independently N or optionally substituted C, and other variables are as described in the specification. Such compounds are ligands that may be used to modulate specific receptor activity in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treatment of conditions associated with pathological receptor activation in humans, domesticated companion animals and livestock animals. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for using them to treat such disorders are provided, as are methods for using such ligands for receptor localization studies.

Priority: US20030486133P Applic. Date: 2003-07-10; WO2004US22326 Applic. Date: 2004-07-09

Inventor: BAKTHAVATCHALAM RAJAGOPAL [US]; HODGETTS KEVIN J [US]; HUTCHISON ALAN [US]; OHLIGER ROBERT [US]; YOON TAEYOUNG [US]; ZHENG XIAOZHANG [US]


Application No.: US20070043075A1  Published: 22/Feb/2007

Title: 2-Methoxymethyl-3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-8-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octane tartrate salts

Applicant/Assignee: NEUROSEARCH A/S

Application No.: 10/566384   Filing Date: 29/Jul/2004

Abstract:

This invention relates to novel (1R,2R,3S,5S)-2-methoxymethyl-3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-8-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octane tartrate salts, such as L-tartrate monohydrates and anhydrates. The salts are useful as monoamine neurotransmitter re-uptake inhibitors. In other aspects the invention relates to the use of these salts in a method for therapy and to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the salts of the invention.

Priority: DK20030001117 Applic. Date: 2003-07-31; US20030494090P Applic. Date: 2003-08-12; WO2004EP51651 Applic. Date: 2004-07-29

Inventor: FROSTRUP BRIAN [DK]; WATJEN FRANK [DK]; JENSEN KLAUS S [DK]


Application No.: US20070043141A1  Published: 22/Feb/2007

Title: Free-radical initiator systems containing enzymes, compositions, and methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/586947   Filing Date: 26/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A free-radical initiator system that includes a combination of an oxidase enzyme, a peroxidase coenzyme, an oxidase substrate, and a reductant (i.e., reducing agent). This system can be used with a resin system that includes a polymerizable component.

Priority: US2002-327202 Applic. Date: 2002-12-20

Inventor: WU DONG [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]


Application No.: US20070043327A1  Published: 22/Feb/2007

Title: Drug delivery device comprising a mesh sleeve

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/550965   Filing Date: 26/Mar/2004

Abstract:

This invention concerns drug delivery by way of mesh sleeves for use with devices adapted for insertion into the vagina, rectum, nasal or buccal cavity. The resulting apparatus exploit the highly vascularised nature of the tissue of bodily cavities such as the vagina, nose, rectum and mouth to deliver pharmaceutical agents to localised areas and/or into underlying tissues.

Priority: GB20030006977 Applic. Date: 2003-03-26; WO2004GB01311 Applic. Date: 2004-03-26

Inventor: KNOX PETER [GB]


Application No.: US20070043585A1  Published: 22/Feb/2007

Title: Emergency management system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/502484   Filing Date: 10/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for: 1) displaying all vital central station (CS) information and controls on a single screen

2) linking peripheral central stations (pCSs) to a master central station (mCS)

3) operating the system disclosed in U.S. Ser. No. 10/460,458, without medical professionals (MPs) in the mCS or without any mCS

4) linking a remote controlled defibrillator (RCD(TM)) unit to an arrest sensor

5) operating an RCD unit in a motor vehicle and linking an RCD unit to a vehicle communications system

6) linking an RCD unit to a CS through a network of: a) non-vehicle-based stationary units (SUs), b) vehicle-based SUs/vehicle communication systems, or c) non-vehicle-based SUs and vehicle-based SUs/vehicle communication systems

7) using an RCD unit with a chest compression device

8) using the network of RCD units and MPs for disaster monitoring

and 9) monitoring and treating hospital patients and motor vehicle passengers.

Priority: US20050709078P Applic. Date: 2005-08-17

Inventor: MATOS JEFFREY A [US]


Application No.: US20070045314A1  Published: 01/Mar/2007

Title: Trash can stretchy

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/217042   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2005

Abstract:

The Stretchy is a circular-shaped form made by either stitching the opposite ends together to make a circular cohesive single piece with a hole naturally formed as a result on the inside where the waste fits neatly through or a singular piece of material or fabric able to be stretched over the lip or rim of the wastebasket opening. Elastic material is inserted around the top and bottom edges of the stitched-together fabric to allow the entire formation to mold itself around the top of the trash can of varying sizes. Lace and other trinkets can adorn the invention accordingly.

Priority:

Inventor: LAWSON LILLIAN [US]


Application No.: US20070046663A1  Published: 01/Mar/2007

Title: Method of determining the shape of a dental technology object and apparatus for per-forming the method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/507555   Filing Date: 22/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for a non-contact, three-dimensional determination of the shape of a dental technology object ( 10 ) whereby, to determine the space coordinates of the object's surface points to be measured, a thin stripe of light projected onto the object is measured by at least two matrix cameras ( 32, 34 ) to determine two space coordinates (Z- Y-coordinate) of a coordinate system, and the third space coordinate (X coordinate) is ascertained by determining the position of the object arranged on a measuring table ( 22 ) which is rotatable about an axis of rotation ( 20 ). For allowing, in an easy manner, a non-contact determination of the shape of the dental technology object, whereby the constructive effort to determine the spatial coordinates is kept low and the shape acquisition should still be performed highly precisely and at high speed, it is provided that the matrix camera is a color matrix camera with first, second and third pixels, that the matrix camera captures light in a range of wave lengths characteristic for one type of the pixels (first pixels) and the values at least of one of the other types of the pixels (second and third pixels) are analyzed to determine the two first location coordinates (Y- and Z-coordinates).

Priority: DE200510040282 Applic. Date: 2005-08-24; EP20050022072 Applic. Date: 2005-10-11

Inventor: BRINKMANN HARTMUT [DE]; FECHER STEFAN [DE]; VOLKL LOTHAR [DE]; JAUMANN RALF [DE]


Application No.: US20070047850A1  Published: 01/Mar/2007

Title: EXTENDED LIP WICKET SLIDER DELI BAG

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC

Application No.: 11/465969   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2006

Abstract:

A flexible reclosable container with a header strip, fastener elements, and a slider. The header strip preferably extends from the mouth of the bag, and includes a line of weakness for easy tear off of the bag. The slider and profiles are arranged such that the mouth of the bag is substantially open.

Priority: US2002-107694 Applic. Date: 2002-03-27

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


Application No.: US20070048296A1  Published: 01/Mar/2007

Title: Methods and compositions for the treatment of diseases characterized by calcification and/or plaque formation

Applicant/Assignee: NANOBAC PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 11/544048   Filing Date: 06/Oct/2006

Abstract:

The invention provides methods and compositions that include a nutraceutical supplement, antibiotic, and metal chelating agent that is administered to a patient to treat or prevent pathological calcification and or plaque formation as associated with Nanobacteria Calcifying Nano-Particles and/or diseases caused there-from, The method includes the administration of a therapeutically effective nutraceutical supplement, tetracycline HCL, and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid calcium di-sodium salt to a patient in order to prevent and treat calcific disease.

Priority: US2005-182076 Applic. Date: 2005-07-15; US20040587871P Applic. Date: 2004-07-15

Inventor: KAJANDER E O [US]; AHO K [FI]; CIFTCIOGLU NEVA [US]; MILLICAN H B [US]; MANISCALCO B [US]


Application No.: US20070048325A1  Published: 01/Mar/2007

Title: Combination therapies for inhibiting integrin-extracellular matrix interactions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/508754   Filing Date: 22/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present application relates to compositions of ECM antagonists and their use in methods for treating angiogenic-dependent conditions. The ECM antagonists can bind the same or different ECM component. The present application also relates to compositions of ECM antagonists and cancer therapies and their use in methods for preventing, treating or managing angiogenic dependent conditions such as cancer.

Priority: US20050711060P Applic. Date: 2005-08-24

Inventor: VAN EPPS DENNIS [US]; FREIMARK BRUCE [US]; BROOKS PETER C [US]


Application No.: US20070048339A1  Published: 01/Mar/2007

Title: Structured materials

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/216695   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method for preparing a structured material comprising: providing a hydrophilic particle such as hydrophilic silicas, silicates, dextrins, starches, minerals, sodium bicarbonate, clays, sugars, polyols, dried flavors/fragrances, hydrocolloids, proteins, celluloses, methylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, flours of wheat, corn, potato, and rice, dried milk and dairy powders, spice, herb, and vegetable powders, meat powders, salts, and acids

providing a hydrophobic active ingredient selected from the group consisting of flavors, fragrances, pharmaceutical and nutritional agents, and/or an appropriate hydrophobic carrier such as triglyceride oils, triglyceride fats and mineral oils

providing a polyhydric material such as glycerine, propylene glycol, dipropylene glycol, polyethylene glycol, aqueous solutions of sorbitol, isomalt, lactitol, maltitol, aqueous solutions of sugars, starches, acids, polyethylene glycols, dextrins, and water soluble or swellable compounds, or water

and admixing said hydrophilic particle, said active ingredient and said polyhydric material to form said structured material. The above method of the present invention will be apparent by reading the following specification.

Priority:

Inventor: POPPLEWELL LEWIS M [US]; HENSON LULU [US]


Application No.: US20070049534A1  Published: 01/Mar/2007

Title: Diaminopyrimidines as P2X3 and P2X2/3 modulators

Applicant/Assignee: ROCHE PALO ALTO LLC

Application No.: 11/509890   Filing Date: 25/Aug/2006

Abstract:

Compounds and methods for treating diseases mediated by a P2X3 and/or a P2X2/3 receptor antagonist, the compounds being of formula (I): wherein D, X, R<1>, R<2>, R<3>, R<4>, R<5>, R<6>, R<7 >and R<8 >are as defined herein.

Priority: US20050713398P Applic. Date: 2005-09-01

Inventor: DILLON MICHAEL P [US]; JAHANGIR ALAM [US]; LIN CLARA J J [US]


Application No.: US20070049610A1  Published: 01/Mar/2007

Title: Diaminopyrimidines as P2X3 and P2X2/3 modulators

Applicant/Assignee: ROCHE PALO ALTO LLC

Application No.: 11/510015   Filing Date: 25/Aug/2006

Abstract:

Compounds of the formula I: or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein A, D, E, G, J, X, Y, Z R<6>, R<7 >and R<8 >are as defined herein. Also provided are methods of using the compounds for treating diseases mediated by a P2X3 and/or a P2X2/3 receptor antagonist and methods of making the compounds.

Priority: US20050713243P Applic. Date: 2005-09-01

Inventor: DILLON MICHAEL P [US]; JAHANGIR ALAM [US]; LUI ALFRED S [US]; WILHELM ROBERT S [US]


Application No.: US20070049656A1  Published: 01/Mar/2007

Title: DENTAL RESIN COMPOSITION, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE, AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

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]


Application No.: US20070049758A1  Published: 01/Mar/2007

Title: Diaminopyrimidines as P2X3 and P2X2/3 modulators

Applicant/Assignee: ROCHE PALO ALTO LLC

Application No.: 11/510216   Filing Date: 25/Aug/2006

Abstract:

Compounds and methods for treating diseases mediated by a P2X3 and/or a P2X2/3 receptor antagonist, the methods comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of formula (I): wherein D, X, R<1>, R<2>, R<3>, R<4>, R<5>, R<6>, R<7 >and R<8 >are as defined herein.

Priority: US20050713399P Applic. Date: 2005-09-01

Inventor: DILLON MICHAEL P [US]; JAHANGIR ALAM [US]; MOORE AMY G [US]; WAGNER PAUL J [US]


Application No.: US20070049955A1  Published: 01/Mar/2007

Title: Oral hygiene device

Applicant/Assignee: DAVID R. SHARP

Application No.: 11/217267   Filing Date: 01/Sep/2005

Abstract:

An oral hygiene device includes an anti-microbial compound which is applied to tissues in the mouth to freshen breath or otherwise inhibit the growth of bacteria. In one embodiment, the anti-microbial compound is combined with a tongue scraper to remove bacteria and other contaminants from the tongue prior to application of the anti-microbial compound. The anti-microbial compound typically includes a anti-microbial agent and a binding and tactifying agent, and can have flavoring, sweeteners, and abrasives added.

Priority:

Inventor: ANDERSEN SCOT N [US]


Application No.: US20070049956A1  Published: 01/Mar/2007

Title: TONGUE CLEANING DEVICE WITH DISSOLVABLE BLISTER

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/553620   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A device for cleaning the tongue and mouth is formed to have beneficial surface features. Depressions are formed on one surface of the device to facilitate adhering the device to the roof of the mouth. Dissolvable blisters are formed on one surface to contain and deliver a material, such as mouthwash or medicine, into the mouth of the user. The blisters may formed with different wall thicknesses to provide a time-controlled release of the deliverable material.

Priority: US2005-093785 Applic. Date: 2005-03-29

Inventor: MYTHEN DANIEL R [US]


Application No.: US20070050892A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Welder's helmet with respirator

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/208344   Filing Date: 19/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A welder's helmet is provided including a welder's mask having a sight window and at least one opening in the mask for accommodating a filter cartridge of a respirator mask. The respirator mask is independently strapped to the user's head to assure proper airtight fit to the user's face. A foam mounting structure is formed from a plurality of spacer strips that allow the user to customize the spacing between the welder's mask and respirator mask to fit their individual size requirements. A pair of respirator cartridges can be utilized to extend from the sides of the welder's helmet so as not to provide an obstruction in front of the user's face.

Priority:

Inventor: CHARLES STEVEN [US]


Application No.: US20070051386A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Apparatus and method of cleaning teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

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

Abstract:

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

Priority:

Inventor: STELMACH THOMAS [US]


Application No.: US20070053184A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: LED illuminator with retro reflector

Applicant/Assignee: INNOVATIONS IN OPTICS, INC

Application No.: 11/593965   Filing Date: 07/Nov/2006

Abstract:

An illuminator with blue and red LEDs, a reflector upstream of the LEDs for capturing upstream light emitted out of the back surfaces of the LEDs and redirecting downstream as useful illumination, a band pass filter for conditioning the downstream light, a phosphor layer for changing the spectral properties of light from the LEDs, and a non-imaging concentrator for creating a beam of illumination over a predetermined solid angle, uniformity, and spectral content.

Priority: US2002-334525 Applic. Date: 2002-12-30; US20010346090P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346181P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346182P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346183P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346184P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31

Inventor: BRUKILACCHIO THOMAS J [US]


Application No.: US20070053200A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: High intensity LED array illuminator

Applicant/Assignee: INNOVATIONS IN OPTICS, INC

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

Abstract:

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

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

Priority: US2002-334525 Applic. Date: 2002-12-30; US20010346090P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346181P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346182P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346183P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346184P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31

Inventor: BRUKILACCHIO THOMAS J [US]


Application No.: US20070053616A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Bag attachment for cooler

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/513252   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The bag attachment for a cooler includes a pouch defining a bag having a frame disposed about the mouth of the bag. The frame is releasably attached to an external wall of a cooler and maintains the mouth of the pouch in an open state, allowing for the storage of waste, such as empty cans and bottles, in the receptacle. When the pouch is full, the frame may be detached from the cooler and closed to seal the mouth of the bag for transport to a waste depository.

Priority: US20050713358P Applic. Date: 2005-09-02

Inventor: PLOUFF ROCKEY J [US]


Application No.: US20070053736A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Unit dose delivery system

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/593250   Filing Date: 06/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The invention includes a delivery system for a composition made of two or more components, the assembly of a container for use in the system, a method for providing a composition, and a delivery system including an applicator and container. In one embodiment, the container includes an outer housing holding a first mass of a first component of the composition, an inner housing holding a second mass of a second component of the composition, and a seal. The first component is a liquid and the mass of the second component conforms to a bottom and side wall of the inner housing. An interference fit exists between the outer housing and the inner housing such that the inner housing seals the first mass within the first chamber. The inner housing has an aperture in a side wall of the second chamber.

Priority: US2004-798649 Applic. Date: 2004-03-11

Inventor: LEE ROBERT [US]; MEYERTHOLEN DARIN J [US]; BROYLES BRUCE R [US]; KRUEGER DANIEL D [US]


Application No.: US20070053848A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Antimicrobial materials for dental care applications

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/599758   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The invention pertains to antimicrobial dental care materials. In particular, the invention pertains to antimicrobial dental care materials containing biocidal complexes, e.g.: a) a mouthwash containing said complex

b) a dentifrice containing said complex

c) a dental floss coated and/or impregnated with said complex

and d) a protective coating for teeth containing said complex, e) toothbrush bristles coated and/or impregnated with said complex

f) an orthodontic appliance coated and/or impregnated with said complex

g) an orthodontic appliance adhesive containing said complex

h) a denture appliance coated and/or impregnated with said complex

I) a denture appliance adhesive containing said complex

j) an endodontic composition coated and/or impregnated with said complex

k) a composite-type dental restorative composition containing said complex

l) a dental cement containing said complex

m) a dental liner containing said complex

n) a dental bonding agent containing said complex

The complex will have a maximum water solubility of about 5 wt. % and is further characterized as being a complex that is formed by a metathesis reaction between a biocidal cationic monomer or polymer with a biocidal anionic monomer or polymer or by an acid-base reaction between a biocidal monomeric or polymeric free base and a biocidal monomeric or polymeric acid capable of protonating the free base.

Priority: US2003-647752 Applic. Date: 2003-08-26

Inventor: STOCKEL RICHARD F [US]


Application No.: US20070053849A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Oral care compositions containing combinations of anti-bacterial and host-response modulating agents

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/595530   Filing Date: 10/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The present invention encompasses topical oral care compositions comprising the combination of an anti-bacterial agent with an anti-inflammatory agent in an orally acceptable carrier for effective treatment and prevention of bacteria-mediated diseases and conditions in the oral cavity and for modulating host reaction to bacterial pathogens present in the oral cavity and to the toxins, endotoxins, inflammatory cytokines and mediators released by or prompted by these pathogens. The present invention also encompasses methods of use of these compositions comprising topical application to the oral cavity. The benefits of the present compositions and methods extend beyond treating and preventing oral bacterial infections in the oral cavity to promoting whole body or systemic health.

Priority: US2000-607602 Applic. Date: 2000-06-30

Inventor: DOYLE MATTHEW J [US]; LAUGHLIN LEO T [US]; UNDERINER TODD L [US]; HO BEGONIA Y [US]; GRAYLING ROWAN A [US]


Application No.: US20070053850A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Aqueous sanitizers, disinfectants, and/or sterilants with low peroxygen content

Applicant/Assignee: SOLUTIONS BIOMED, LLC

Application No.: 11/510516   Filing Date: 24/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is drawn to disinfectant compositions, which are human safe, e.g., food grade or food safe. In one embodiment, an aqueous disinfectant composition can comprise an aqueous vehicle, including water, from 0.001 wt % to 10.0 wt % of a peroxygen, and an alcohol. Additionally, from 0.001 ppm to 50,000 ppm by weight of a transition metal based on the aqueous vehicle content can also be present. The composition can be substantially free of aldehydes. Alternatively or additionally, the transition metal can be in the form of a colloidal transition metal, such as colloidal silver or alloy thereof.

Priority: US2006-361836 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361841 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361837 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361665 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US20050656723P Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: TICHY DARYL J [US]; LARSON BRIAN G [US]


Application No.: US20070053853A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

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 K [US]; MINER PHILIP E [US]; BARROW STEPHEN R [US]; CHANDAR PREM [US]; MCMANUS RICHARD L [US]; HARICHIAN BIJAN [US]


Application No.: US20070054014A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Breath freshening confectionery products and methods of making and using same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/349526   Filing Date: 06/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A confectionery product comprises a first side and a second side generally opposite to said first side, and a product thickness. The second side comprises an abrasive surface that is suitable for cleaning the top surface of a tongue within an oral cavity. The second side has a width and a length, the smallest of which is at least 1.6 times the product thickness. The product does not include a handle and the product does not include a combination of a soft confectionery with a hard confectionery. In some embodiments the first side is smooth, and may be domed shaped and generally fit the roof of the mouth. The abrasive surface may be provided by 1) a formed, uneven surface, 2) including abrasive particles in the composition making up the second surface, or 3) a combination of a formed, uneven surface and abrasive particles. The confectionery product may be a hard confectionery, but may also be a chewing gum product.

Priority: US20050650786P Applic. Date: 2005-02-07

Inventor: STAWSKI BARBARA Z [US]; MINDAK THOMAS M [US]; SOUKUP PHILIP M [DE]; MCGREW GORDON N [US]; CLARK JAMES C [US]; HAAS MICHAEL S [US]


Application No.: US20070054233A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Device for dental care and whitening

Applicant/Assignee: BIOLASE TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 11/590603   Filing Date: 30/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A dental device for exposing teeth to electromagnetic radiation includes a carrier and at least one source of electromagnetic radiation attached to the carrier and oriented so that the electromagnetic radiation is emitted from the source to a surface of a tooth. The dental device may also include a power source internally or externally disposed with respect to the carrier, and may include a circuit for controlling radiation emitted from the source. The dental device may be used for whitening teeth, and dental hygiene in general. Related methods are also disclosed.

Priority: US2003-624847 Applic. Date: 2003-07-22

Inventor: RIZOIU IOANA M [US]; KIMMEL ANDREW I [US]


Application No.: US20070054234A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Processes for forming dental materials and device

Applicant/Assignee: 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 11/593337   Filing Date: 06/Nov/2006

Abstract:

Processes for forming dental materials that include applying a first hardenable dental composition (e.g., a dental adhesive) to a surface followed by applying a second hardenable dental composition (e.g., a dental composite) to the first hardenable dental composition on the surface. The first and second hardenable dental compositions are hardened such that the second hardenable composition is substantially completely hardened prior to complete hardening of the first hardenable composition.

Priority: US2002-185431 Applic. Date: 2002-06-28

Inventor: OXMAN JOEL D [US]; CRAIG BRADLEY D [US]; KALGUTKAR RAJDEEP S [US]; PEUKER MARC [DE]; BISSINGER PETER [DE]


Application No.: US20070054235A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Device for dental care and whitening

Applicant/Assignee: BIOLASE TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 11/595096   Filing Date: 08/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A dental device for exposing teeth to electromagnetic radiation includes a carrier and at least one source of electromagnetic radiation attached to the carrier and oriented so that the electromagnetic radiation is emitted from the source to a surface of a tooth. The dental device may also include a power source internally or externally disposed with respect to the carrier, and may include a circuit for controlling radiation emitted from the source. The dental device may be used for whitening teeth, and dental hygiene in general. Related methods are also disclosed.

Priority: US2003-624847 Applic. Date: 2003-07-22

Inventor: RIZOUI IOANA M [US]; KIMMEL ANDREW I [US]


Application No.: US20070054236A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Device for dental care and whitening

Applicant/Assignee: BIOLASE TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 11/595398   Filing Date: 08/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A dental device for exposing teeth to electromagnetic radiation includes a carrier and at least one source of electromagnetic radiation attached to the carrier and oriented so that the electromagnetic radiation is emitted from the source to a surface of a tooth. The dental device may also include a power source internally or externally disposed with respect to the carrier, and may include a circuit for controlling radiation emitted from the source. The dental device may be used for whitening teeth, and dental hygiene in general. Related methods are also disclosed.

Priority: US2003-624847 Applic. Date: 2003-07-22

Inventor: RIZOIU IOANA M [US]; KIMMEL ANDREW I [US]


Application No.: US20070054239A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Handpiece for dental or surgical use with locking mechanism

Applicant/Assignee: BIEN-AIR HOLDING S.A

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

Abstract:

The handpiece ( 1 ) includes at the front a collet ( 10 ) arranged for strongly gripping the shank of a removable tool housed in guide bores ( 23, 25 ). The collet includes two or several arms ( 26 ) attached to an annular part ( 22 ) of the collet to grip the tool shank. Preferably, the collet arms are levers each having a support surface which is far from the jaw ( 20 ) and on which a gripping mechanism ( 17 ) exerts a force which is multiplied by the lever. The gripping mechanism includes a sliding sleeve ( 40 ) having an inner conical surface ( 44 ) which produces said force on the collet levers via balls ( 45 ). This arrangement enables a smaller gripping spring ( 42 ) to be used, or such spring to be omitted.

The balls ( 51 ) of the releasing mechanism are guided in helical slots ( 57 ) having a flexible lateral strip ( 58 ) which holds the gripping mechanism in position via a snap fit.

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

Inventor: MAITRE LUC [CH]


Application No.: US20070054244A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Prepreg and its use

Applicant/Assignee: STICK TECH OY

Application No.: 10/558274   Filing Date: 21/May/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a prepreg comprising a base part, said base part comprising fibers and a matrix, said matrix being at least partially uncured. The prepreg is characterized in that it further comprises a surface part consisting essentially of bioactive filler material, said bioactive filler material being in particle form and at least partially and at most partially embedded in said base part. The invention also relates to a composite obtainable by curing said prepreg. The invention further relates to a mineralizing sheet for treatment of hypersensitive teeth and to the use of said prepreg and composite.

Priority: FI20030000780 Applic. Date: 2003-05-23; WO2004FI00309 Applic. Date: 2004-05-21

Inventor: VALLITTU PEKKA [FI]; YLI-URPO ANTTI [FI]; LASSILA LIPPO [FI]; NARHI TIMO [FI]; WALTIMO TUOMAS [FI]


Application No.: US20070054744A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

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

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

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

Abstract:

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

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

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

Inventor: GARCIA JAVIER H [ES]; ZUBIZARRETA AITOR A [ES]


Application No.: US20070054820A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Personal care compositions with glycerin and hydroxypropyl quaternary ammonium salts

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

Application No.: 11/222104   Filing Date: 08/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A personal care composition is provided formulated with glycerin and a moisturization enhancing agent which is a salt of structure AB, wherein A is a cationic charged component, B is an anionic charged component, and A has at least one quaternized nitrogen atom and at least two hydroxyl groups and a molecular weight no higher than about 400.

Priority:

Inventor: HARICHIAN BIJAN [US]; MCMANUS RICHARD L [US]; HURLEY MEGAN K [US]; MINER PHILIP E [US]; CHANDAR PREM [US]; BARROW STEPHEN R [US]


Application No.: US20070054884A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: 4-SUBSTITUTED 2-ARYLOXYPHENOL DERIVATIVES AS ANTIBACTERIAL AGENTS

Applicant/Assignee: EMERGENT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT GAITHERSBURG INC

Application No.: 11/469291   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2006

Abstract:

Antimicrobial compounds, compositions and methods of treatment administering same, of 2-aryloxyphenol derivatives having heterocyclic groups or highly polar functional groups substituted at position 4 of the phenolic ring, as well as methods for their preparation and formation, wherein the compounds are generally of Formula 1.

Priority: US20050813618P Applic. Date: 2005-08-31

Inventor: HUANG LIREN [US]; CLANCY JOANNA [US]; TOMAZIC ALENKA [US]; WANG WEITONG [US]; TAYLOR CHRISTOPHER [US]; JACKSON W J [US]; LIU YUFA [US]


Application No.: US20070056053A1  Published: 08/Mar/2007

Title: Glucosidases, nucleic acids encoding them and methods for making and using them

Applicant/Assignee: DIVERSA CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/550155   Filing Date: 18/Mar/2004

Abstract:

The invention is directed to polypeptides having a glucosidase activity, including an alpha-glucosidase activity, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and methods for making and using these polynucleotides and polypeptides. In one aspect, the polypeptides of the invention are used as alpha-glucosidases to catalyze the hydrolysis of starch into sugars, e.g., to convert liquefied starch to glucose. In one aspect, the polypeptides of the invention can catalyze the hydrolysis of both alpha-(1,4) and alpha-(1,6) glucose linkages. In one aspect, the polypeptides of the invention can catalyze the hydrolysis of both malto-oligosaccharides and liquefied starch.

Priority: US20030456972P Applic. Date: 2003-03-20; WO2004US08541 Applic. Date: 2004-03-18

Inventor: GRAY KEVIN [US]; GARRETT JAMES B [US]; ABOUSHADI NAHLA M [US]; KNOWLES RYAN [US]; O'DONOGHUE EILEEN [US]; WATERS ELIZABETH [US]


Application No.: US20070056578A1  Published: 15/Mar/2007

Title: Baffle-type grease filter for kitchen ventilators

Applicant/Assignee: FRANKLIN MACHINE PRODUCTS FRANKLIN MACHINES PRODUCTS

Application No.: 11/226140   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A grease filter has upper and lower baffle assemblies that define tortuous paths for exhaust air flowing therethrough. A hinge connects the upper and lower baffle assemblies and permits the assemblies to pivot from a closed position to an open position. In the open position, access is provided to all surfaces of the assemblies so that they can be efficiently cleaned. A locking mechanism secures the baffle assemblies in the closed position and is located on a peripheral side of the assemblies opposite the hinge. A kitchen ventilation system and method of cleaning a grease filter are also provided.

Priority:

Inventor: AVILES JOSUE V [US]


Application No.: US20070058389A1  Published: 15/Mar/2007

Title: Led white light illuminator

Applicant/Assignee: INNOVATIONS IN OPTICS, INC

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

Abstract:

The invention provides an LED lighting device and method that produces high intensity, spatially uniform, white light in the near and far fields in a reduced package size that does not significantly heat the surrounding environment, wherein the white light is produced by using a phosphor layer in conjunction with at least one LED.

Priority: US2002-334525 Applic. Date: 2002-12-30; US20010346090P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346181P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346182P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346183P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31; US20010346184P Applic. Date: 2001-12-31

Inventor: BRUKILACCHIO THOMAS J [US]


Application No.: US20070059255A1  Published: 15/Mar/2007

Title: Methods and compositions for treating disease or injury

Applicant/Assignee: SOLUTIONS BIOMED, LLC

Application No.: 11/514722   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is drawn to methods of treating disease or injury. In particular, the invention provides methods for treating viral infections, bacterial infections, fungal infections, and cancerous tissue. The methods include the administration of an aqueous composition that can comprise an aqueous vehicle, including water, from 0.0001 wt % to 10.0 wt % of a peroxygen, and optionally, an alcohol. Additionally, from 0.0001 ppm to 50,000 ppm by weight of a transition metal based on the aqueous vehicle content can also be present. Alternatively or additionally, the transition metal can be in the form of a colloidal transition metal, such as colloidal silver or alloy thereof.

Priority: US2006-361665 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361836 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361841 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361837 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US20050656723P Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: TICHY DARYL J [US]; LARSON BRIAN G [US]


Application No.: US20070059257A1  Published: 15/Mar/2007

Title: DENTINAL COMPOSITION FOR HYPERSENSITIVE TEETH

Applicant/Assignee: BLOCK DRUG COMPANY, INC

Application No.: 11/554374   Filing Date: 30/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A composition for the treatment of sensitive teeth comprising a suitable carrier and a desensitizing amount of: a) at least one tubule blocking agent preferably a combination of two such agents

and b) a nerve desensitizing agent selected from the group consisting of at least one potassium salt at least one strontium salt and mixtures thereof wherein the tubule blocking agent deposits or swells upon the dentinal surface and/or precipitates within the dentinal tubules retaining a higher concentration of the nerve desensitizing agent at the exposed dentinal surface and within the dentinal tubules The compositions may further contain a source of physiologically acceptable fluoride ion such as stannous fluoride Also disclosed are methods of using the subject compositions in the treatment of sensitive teeth.

Priority: US2003-344074 Applic. Date: 2003-02-06; WO2001US26073 Applic. Date: 2001-08-21; US2001-850352 Applic. Date: 2001-05-07; US2000-642048 Applic. Date: 2000-08-18

Inventor: ESTRADA DAVID [US]; FITZ BENJAMIN D [US]; MACIK JAN F [US]; NAPOLITANO NEIL J [US]; SMETANA ALFRED J [US]; SYNODIS JOSEPH D [US]; TRAMA MICHAEL E [US]


Application No.: US20070059346A1  Published: 15/Mar/2007

Title: Film comprising therapeutic agents

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/562633   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2004

Abstract:

The present invention is related to the composition and methods of manufacture of orally-dissolvable, edible films as a vehicle for the non-invasive administration of nitroglycerin, as well as other therapeutic agents either with or without nitroglycerin, through the mucosal tissues of the oral cavity. The films include a water soluble film-forming polymer such as pullulan. Methods for producing the films are also disclosed.

Priority: US20030484009P Applic. Date: 2003-07-01; US20030497426P Applic. Date: 2003-08-21; WO2004US21038 Applic. Date: 2004-06-30

Inventor: MAIBACH TODD [US]


Application No.: US20070059391A1  Published: 15/Mar/2007

Title: Antioxidant skin balm

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/513541   Filing Date: 01/Sep/2006

Abstract:

This invention pertains to therapeutic antioxidant-lesion/abrasion/mole healing and/or removal compositions comprising therapeutically effective amount of antioxidant/free-radical fighting agents. In one embodiment, the lesion healing composition comprises (a) honey

(b) grape seed extract/proanthocyanidins powder

(c) ascorbic acid (vitamin C with rosehips)

(d) d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (natural vitamin E)

(e) soy oil

(f) purified water, grape seed oil. The therapeutic antioxidant may be used topically (on external skin) or orally (in mouth or throat areas). The antioxidant composition is sticky in texture and not suitable for applying over a wide area as a moisturizer.

Priority: US20050716754P Applic. Date: 2005-09-13

Inventor: PERRIN JUDITH L S [US]


Application No.: US20070059419A1  Published: 15/Mar/2007

Title: Methods and compositions to improve mouth feel

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/225614   Filing Date: 13/Sep/2005

Abstract:

Free-flowing powdered or granular low calorie sweetener compositions containing a high intensity sweetener and a food-grade gum are provided. These compositions, when added to a solid food or beverage provide improved mouth feel without significant caloric impact. Methods of producing these sweetener compositions and kits that incorporate such compositions are also provided.

Priority:

Inventor: CATANI STEVEN J [US]; LIAO SHYHYUAN [US]; LOADES MELANIE [GB]


Application No.: US20070059660A1  Published: 15/Mar/2007

Title: Device for dental care and whitening

Applicant/Assignee: BIOLASE TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 11/595399   Filing Date: 08/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A dental device for exposing teeth to electromagnetic radiation includes a carrier and at least one source of electromagnetic radiation attached to the carrier and oriented so that the electromagnetic radiation is emitted from the source to a surface of a tooth. The dental device may also include a power source internally or externally disposed with respect to the carrier, and may include a circuit for controlling radiation emitted from the source. The dental device may be used for whitening teeth, and dental hygiene in general. Related methods are also disclosed.

Priority: US2003-624847 Applic. Date: 2003-07-22

Inventor: RIZOIU IOANA M [US]; KIMMEL ANDREW I [US]


Application No.: US20070059662A1  Published: 15/Mar/2007

Title: Dental device for preparing a tooth for a crown and for preparing the crown and a method of use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/269029   Filing Date: 07/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A dental device for preparing a tooth for a crown and for preparing the crown and a method of use. The dental device includes a tooth-preparation portion and a crown-preparation portion. The tooth-preparation portion prepares the tooth for the crown, thereby forming a crown-prepared-tooth, and thereafter, takes measurements of the crown-prepared tooth, thereby forming crown-prepared-tooth measurements. The crown-preparation portion is operatively connected to the tooth-preparation portion and prepares the crown for the crown-prepared tooth based upon the crown-prepared-tooth measurements received from the tooth-preparation portion.

Priority: US2005-202394 Applic. Date: 2005-09-12

Inventor: BITTAR TAWFIK [US]


Application No.: US20070060552A1  Published: 15/Mar/2007

Title: Methods and compositions employing 4-aminophenylacetic acid compounds

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/594046   Filing Date: 22/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The invention provides compositions comprising 4-APAA compounds and methods for treating disorders involving inflammation of the digestive system and/or mucosal tissues, such as inflammatory bowel disease. The methods and compositions of the invention also include combinations of 4-APAA compounds and 5-ASA compounds for treatment of such disorders.

Priority: US20040555551P Applic. Date: 2004-03-23; WO2005US09325 Applic. Date: 2005-03-22

Inventor: EKWURIBE NNOCHIRI N [US]; LIDDLE RODGER [US]


Application No.: US20070060558A1  Published: 15/Mar/2007

Title: Hybrid molecules QA where Q is an aminoquinoline and A is an antibiotic residue, the synthesis and uses thereof as antibacterial agents

Applicant/Assignee: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)

Application No.: 11/516692   Filing Date: 07/Sep/2006

Abstract:

The invention concerns an aminoquinoline-antibiotic hybrid compound of general formula (I): Q-(Y1)p-(U)p-(Y2)p-A: wherein Q represents an aminoquinoline, (Y1)p(U)p-(Y2)p'' is an optional spacer and A is an antibiotic residue. The invention enables the antibiotic residue activity to be unexpectedly enhanced.

Priority: FR20040008441 Applic. Date: 2004-07-30; US2004-019450 Applic. Date: 2004-12-23; WO2005FR01937 Applic. Date: 2005-07-26

Inventor: SANCHEZ MURIEL [FR]; MEUNIER BERNARD [FR]


Application No.: US20070060572A1  Published: 15/Mar/2007

Title: Inhibitors of p38

Applicant/Assignee: VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 11/430512   Filing Date: 08/May/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to inhibitors of p38, a mammalian protein kinase involved cell proliferation, cell death and response to extracellular stimuli. The invention also relates to methods for producing these inhibitors. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising the inhibitors of the invention and methods of utilizing those compositions in the treatment and prevention of various disorders.

Priority: US2003-638126 Applic. Date: 2003-08-08; US2000-746722 Applic. Date: 2000-12-21; WO1999US10291 Applic. Date: 1999-05-11; US19980085053P Applic. Date: 1998-05-11; US19990127626P Applic. Date: 1999-04-01; US19990129099P Applic. Date: 1999-04-13

Inventor: SALITURO FRANCESCO [US]; GALULLO VINCENT [US]; BELLON STEVEN [US]; BEMIS GUY [US]; COCHRAN JOHN [US]


Application No.: US20070060717A1  Published: 15/Mar/2007

Title: Curable silicone impression materials with high tear strength and low consistency

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/554989   Filing Date: 07/May/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to curable silicone compositions which contain silane based crosslinkers and a mixture of different organopolysiloxanes. The compositions are particularly suitable as curable impression materials in dental applications.

Priority: EP20030010519 Applic. Date: 2003-05-09; WO2004EP04861 Applic. Date: 2004-05-07

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


Application No.: US20070060783A1  Published: 15/Mar/2007

Title:

Applicant/Assignee: JON CHENG, CECIL M. ALBAO

Application No.: 11/399331   Filing Date: 07/Apr/2006

Abstract:

The basic reaction steps in the process during the treatment of toxic & hazardous, infectious, bio-hazardous, metallic and non-metallic residuals and light-slight radiation contaminated leftovers/residuals are: sterilization, remediation, neutralization, oxidation in combination with a three step polymerization, supported through mechanical material destruction mechanism for volume reduction and reagent attachable surface increase. The entire process operates on low temperature and energy, supported through chemical, bio-chemical, physical-chemical and electro-chemical reactions and mechanisms. The whole operation is considered as leftover, emission, odor and discharge free non burn combustion and roasting technology. The process ending is the final conversion and if descried, the homogenization of the formerly unwanted residuals, which are present after the process with an inert like characteristic without the origin of the material can be recognized, into a secondary raw material for further reuse for different products and applications in a human and environmentally safe way.

Priority: US20050669345P Applic. Date: 2005-04-08

Inventor: KREMNITZ HARALD W [PH]


Application No.: US20070062600A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

Title: Apparatus for sanitizing bottles and dispensing purified water into the bottles

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/205315   Filing Date: 17/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A stand for dispensing purified water into a supply bottle has both a dispensing nozzle on the stand with a customer actuated switch supply of the water through the spout and a sanitizing system in the stand for pre-sanitizing the bottle prior to filling at the point. The sanitizing system includes a nozzle for injecting liquid into the bottle projecting through a drain opening with at least one customer actuated switch for supply of liquid to said at least one nozzle. The nozzle is located underneath the base surface of the filling station such that the bottle is inverted and its neck inserted through a hole into the base onto a switch at the drain to ensure the bottle is in place before the injection nozzle is operated.

Priority:

Inventor: HOFER MICHAEL I [CA]


Application No.: US20070063857A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

Title: Tree smoke detection system and method of using same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/230678   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A tree smoke detection system and method which includes a conically shaped smoke collector housing having an interior wall extending between a wide entrance mouth opening and a narrow exit vent opening and a smoke detection device mounted to the interior wall to position the smoke detection device facing and adjacent to an imaginary center line passing through the wide entrance mouth opening and the narrow exit vent opening to facilitate detecting smoke flow along the imaginary center line.

Priority: US20050714521P Applic. Date: 2005-02-01

Inventor: KISNER ALLEN P [US]; KISNER JANET L [US]


Application No.: US20070065074A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

Title: Biochemical assay detection using a fiber optic exciter

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

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

Abstract:

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

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

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

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


Application No.: US20070065368A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

Title: Compositions and Methods for Suppressing Fibrocytes and for Detecting Fibrocyte Differentiation

Applicant/Assignee: WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 11/535636   Filing Date: 27/Sep/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the ability of SAP to suppress fibrocytes. It also relates to the ability of IL-12, laminin-1, cross-linked IgG and IgG aggregates to suppress fibrocytes. Methods and compositions for suppressing fibrocytes using these proteins are provided. These methods are useful in a variety of applications including treatment and prevention of fibrosing diseases such as scleroderma, pulmonary fibrosis and asthma. Finally, the invention includes assays for detecting the ability of various agents to modulate differentiation into fibrocytes. Such assays may also be used to diagnose scleroderma, pulmonary fibrosis, or other fibrosing diseases.

Priority: US2005-158966 Applic. Date: 2005-06-22; WO2003US40957 Applic. Date: 2003-12-22; US20020436046P Applic. Date: 2002-12-23; US20020436027P Applic. Date: 2002-12-23; US20030515776P Applic. Date: 2003-10-30; US20030519467P Applic. Date: 2003-11-12; US20030525175P Applic. Date: 2003-11-26

Inventor: GOMER RICHARD [US]; PILLING DARRELL [US]


Application No.: US20070065376A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

Title: Method and composition for preventing tooth hypersensitivity when using passive bleaching agents

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/527276   Filing Date: 26/Sep/2006

Abstract:

Dental bleaching compositions, for example in the form of liquids, gels, creams, pastes and ointments, comprising a peroxide releasing compound and from 1% to 35% by weight of a potassium-containing compound such as potassium nitrate, wherein the potassium nitrate is present in a safe and effective amount to prevent tooth hypersensitivity in the patient during the bleaching process. The potassium nitrate contemplated by the invention is compatible with peroxide yielding bleaching compounds such as peroxide, carbamide peroxide, calcium peroxide, zinc peroxide, magnesium peroxide and sodium perborate. Potassium nitrate is complimentary and synergistic with the peroxide bleaching agents contemplated by the invention and enhances the release of oxygen to the tooth enamel. Also contemplated are methods of bleaching teeth comprising application of the dental bleaching compositions of the invention.

Priority: US2005-230404 Applic. Date: 2005-09-20

Inventor: HODOSH MILTON [US]


Application No.: US20070065394A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

Title: Compositions effective in altering the perception of malodor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/579842   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A method of modifying perception of a malodor, such as the stench associated with putrefying flesh, by selectively affecting specific olfactory receptors in an individual is disclosed. Disclosed are articles of manufacture and especially innovative compositions effective in implementing the method of the present invention including at least three plant extracts.

Priority: US20030520319P Applic. Date: 2003-11-17; US20030526600P Applic. Date: 2003-12-04; WO2004IL01047 Applic. Date: 2004-11-15

Inventor: PINNEY VIRGINIA R [US]


Application No.: US20070065770A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

Title: Dental kit and method for retracting sulcus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/546754   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2006

Abstract:

Sulcus is retracted from teeth prior to perfroming a dental procedure on the teeth by applying an expandible curable silicone compound to the surface of the teeth and preventing the silicone compound from exanding in a direction away from the suface of the teeth, thereby forcing the silicone to expand against the sulcus and forcing retraction of the sulcus from contact with the teeth.

Priority: EP20030006052 Applic. Date: 2003-03-19; WO2003CH00798 Applic. Date: 2003-12-02

Inventor: LUBBERS DIERK [CH]; LAMPL STEPHAN [CH]; KOLLEFRATH RALF [CH]


Application No.: US20070065780A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

Title: Composite paste for dental prostheses

Applicant/Assignee: DANVILLE MATERIALS, INC

Application No.: 11/520450   Filing Date: 12/Sep/2006

Abstract:

In general, the invention comprises a composite paste ("try-in paste") made with the same or similar components in similar proportions as a veneer cement except part or all of the initiation system is removed or reduced to cause it to have an extended working time under the type of ambient light conditions expected during the trial placement of the veneer. Preferably, the imitator is decreased by not eliminated from the try-in paste. The invention can be presented in the form of a kit containing one or more shades of veneer cement with corresponding shades of try-in paste.

Priority: US20050717215P Applic. Date: 2005-09-14

Inventor: DORSMAN GREGORY J [US]; BERTOLOTTI RAYMOND L [US]


Application No.: US20070065781A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070065782A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

Title: Dental examination and treatment tool

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/523365   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2006

Abstract:

The invention relates to a Dental examination or treatment tool. the tool comprises at least one lumen in which at least one imaging catheter is or can be accommodated for recording image data of an examination or treatment area.

Priority: DE200510044889 Applic. Date: 2005-09-20; US2005-058655 Applic. Date: 2005-02-15

Inventor: MASCHKE MICHAEL [DE]


Application No.: US20070065783A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

Title: Compositions, Kits and Methods for Initiating or Accelerating Curing of Endodontic Filler or Sealer Compositions Placed on a Root Canal

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/530787   Filing Date: 11/Sep/2006

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 filler 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, or they may comprise the peroxide. An implement can be dipped in a concentrated curing composition just prior to inserting the implement into a root canal to contact the filler or sealer composition. Kits may include a plurality of curing agent compositions having different concentrations and/or amounts of curing agent. Kits may also include a curable resin material that includes a first part of a multi-part curing system and a curing composition that includes, as curing agent a complementary part of the curing system.

Priority: US2005-232062 Applic. Date: 2005-09-21

Inventor: TUTTLE RICHARD D [US]; WAGNER JEFF A [US]; JESSOP NEIL T [US]; FISCHER-JESSOP JALEENA [US]


Application No.: US20070065814A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

Title: Detecting foot-and-mouth disease virus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/233245   Filing Date: 21/Sep/2005

Abstract:

This document relates to methods and materials involved in determining whether or not an animal contains a foot-and-mouth disease virus. For example, nucleic acid primer pairs, combinations of nucleic acid primer pairs, nucleic acid arrays (e.g., diagnostic cards) containing nucleic acid primer pairs or combinations of nucleic acid primer pairs, methods for making such nucleic acid arrays, and methods for diagnosing animals infected with a foot-and-mouth disease virus are provided.

Priority:

Inventor: ENGELHARD ERIC K [US]


Application No.: US20070065866A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

Title: Compositions and Methods for Suppressing Fibrocytes

Applicant/Assignee: WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 11/535649   Filing Date: 27/Sep/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the ability of anti-FcgammaR antibodies to suppress fibrocytes. Methods and compositions for suppressing fibrocytes are provided. These methods are useful in a variety of applications including treatment and prevention of conditions resulting from fibrosis in the liver, kidney, lung, heart and pericardium, eye, skin, mouth, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract, brain, breast, bone marrow, bone, genitourinary system, a tumor, or a wound.

Priority: WO2006US05229 Applic. Date: 2006-02-15; WO2003US40957 Applic. Date: 2003-12-22; US20020436046P Applic. Date: 2002-12-23; US20020436027P Applic. Date: 2002-12-23; US20030515776P Applic. Date: 2003-10-30; US20030519467P Applic. Date: 2003-11-12; US20030525175P Applic. Date: 2003-11-26

Inventor: GOMER RICHARD [US]; PILLING DARRELL [US]


Application No.: US20070066552A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

Title: Topical administration permitting prolonged exposure of target cells to therapeutic and prophylactic nucleic acids

Applicant/Assignee: INTROGEN THERAPEUTICS, INC

Application No.: 11/336664   Filing Date: 20/Jan/2006

Abstract:

Compositions and methods for preventing or inhibiting the growth of a hyperproliferative lesion in a subject that include a nucleic acid comprised in a solid or semi-solid formation or in a transdermal or transcutaneous delivery device are disclosed. Also disclosed are compositions of a nucleic acid capable of preventing or inhibiting the growth of a hyperproliferative lesion in a subject that include an adhesive. Compositions of a nucleic acid capable of preventing or inhibiting the growth of a hyperproliferative lesion in a subject that include a nucleic acid uptake enhancer are also disclosed. Methods of preventing or inhibiting the growth of a hyperproliferative lesion in a subject that involve these therapeutic compositions and devices are also disclosed.

Priority: US20050645826P Applic. Date: 2005-01-21; US20050692481P Applic. Date: 2005-06-21

Inventor: CLARKE PETER [US]; CHADA SUNIL [US]; MENANDER KERSTIN [US]; SOBOL ROBERT E [US]; ZHANG SHUYUAN [US]


Application No.: US20070066748A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

Title: Curable compositions containing dithiane monomers

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/229903   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2005

Abstract:

The invention features compositions comprising at least one monomer that comprises a cyclic dithiane moiety attached to a (meth)acryloyl moiety. The composition may optionally contain additional polymerizable compounds, such as ethylenically unsaturated compounds, that are typically used in dental compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: LEWANDOWSKI KEVIN M [US]; ABUELYAMAN AHMED S [US]; PLAUT DAVID J [US]; GADDAM BABU N [US]


Application No.: US20070066829A1  Published: 22/Mar/2007

Title: Methylene blue

Applicant/Assignee: STRAUMANN HOLDING AG

Application No.: 11/521971   Filing Date: 15/Sep/2006

Abstract:

Composition comprising a polymerizable compound with at least one conjugated unsaturated group and methylene blue to prevent premature polymerization of the polymerizable compound. The methylene blue is present in a concentration of 10 to 5000 ppm.

Priority: EP20040014072 Applic. Date: 2004-06-16; EP20050020181 Applic. Date: 2005-09-16; WO2005EP04977 Applic. Date: 2005-05-09

Inventor: MOLENBERG AALDERT [CH]


Application No.: US20070071538A1  Published: 29/Mar/2007

Title: Cylindrical applicator for dispensing cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/572863   Filing Date: 20/Apr/2004

Abstract:

Cylindrical applicator for dispensing cosmetic compositions in the form of liquid, cream, gel or other, onto the human skin. The invention comprises an applicator in the form of a cylinder ( 1 ) of rigid material, encased by pressure inside a seat ( 2 ) of resilient material, said seat consists of two semicircular guides ( 3 ), joined by two support circles ( 4 ), and two inferior braces ( 5 ) that define the distribution opening ( 6 ), being said cylinder ( 1 ) free to roll. The present invention is the main part of the head section of various packages. Said cylinder ( 1 ) is coated by the cosmetic product when the container is turned upside-down, and rolled against the skin, applying the product uniformly. When pressed down by internal elements of the cap, the cylinder ( 1 ) seal the distribution opening ( 6 ). With a larger area of application, the present invention is used to apply a large number of cosmetic products to extensive areas, like the face or the body.

Priority: BR20030005111 Applic. Date: 2003-09-23; WO2004BR00056 Applic. Date: 2004-04-20

Inventor: DORIA ANTONIO S S [BR]


Application No.: US20070071737A1  Published: 29/Mar/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070071789A1  Published: 29/Mar/2007

Title: Bioactive Material Delivery Systems Comprising Sol-Gel Compositions

Applicant/Assignee: MEDLOGICS DEVICE CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/463237   Filing Date: 08/Aug/2006

Abstract:

Implantable medical devices employing a sol-gel composition coatings that functions as a bioactive material reservoir, and the use of sol-gel composition coatings for improved adhesion of organic and inorganic substrates are disclosed.

Priority: WO2004US40270 Applic. Date: 2004-12-01; US20060764941P Applic. Date: 2006-02-02; US20040546091P Applic. Date: 2004-02-18

Inventor: PANTELIDIS DIMITRIOS [US]; BRAVMAN JOHN C [US]; ROTHBARD JONATHAN [US]; KLEIN RICHARD L [US]


Application No.: US20070071802A1  Published: 29/Mar/2007

Title: Topical anesthetic for dental procedures

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/238748   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A topical anesthetic for dental procedures is provided containing about 3 wt % to 10 wt % tetracaine in a vehicle suitable for administration to the oral mucosa. The vehicle for transporting the tetracaine includes a water soluble mucoadhesive or a combination of mucoadhesives such as a high molecular weight poly(ethylene oxide) homopolymer and a cellulose polymer. The vehicle may additionally include a penetration enhancer such as propylene glycol. The tetracaine is ground into a powder and is suspended in a plasticized hydrocarbon gel which completes the vehicle.

Priority:

Inventor: WICKENHAUSER ALAN J [US]; PEIPERT STEPHEN E [US]


Application No.: US20070072146A1  Published: 29/Mar/2007

Title: Dispensing syringe having multiple barrels for discharging a dental composition

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 11/238374   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A dispensing syringe for dispensing a multi-component dental composition, preferably a two component composition, is provided. The syringe includes a syringe body with multiple elongated barrels for storing the components of the composition

a threaded plunger rod assembly

and a rotatable, threaded connector knob. Preferably, the syringe body has a double-barrel structure and the plunger rod assembly includes two plunger rods that slide within the barrels. The threaded knob has a through-bore with a continuous internal thread for engaging the outer threads of the first and second plunger rods. A dental practitioner manually rotates the knob to displace the first and second plunger rods and discharge the components. The dispensing syringe may further include a dispensing tip containing a static mixing element for mixing the components and dispensing the mixed composition.

Priority:

Inventor: PIERSON PAUL R [US]


Application No.: US20070072152A1  Published: 29/Mar/2007

Title: Method for creating a temporary dental crown

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/527006   Filing Date: 26/Sep/2006

Abstract:

A method for making a temporary dental crown is disclosed. The temporary crown material that is used includes an astringent, which forms part of the material itself, to control bleeding in the gums of the patient whereby the steps involved in the procedure are simplified and minimal time is required to perform the procedure.

Priority: US20050720644P Applic. Date: 2005-09-26

Inventor: JAGHAB JEFFREY [US]


Application No.: US20070072793A1  Published: 29/Mar/2007

Title: Histone hyperacetylating agents for promoting wound healing and preventing scar formation

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/843025   Filing Date: 10/May/2004

Abstract:

A method for promoting wound healing and preventing scar formation in a variety of wounds in skin, mucosa, and cornea. The method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of a histone deacetylase inhibitor or a hyperacetylating agent. The histone deacetylase inhibitor or hyperacetylating agent is capable of stimulating multiple cytokines/growth factors in the early phase of wound healing, and suppressing fibrogenic cytokines/growth factors in the late phase of tissue remodeling in the wound site, and is useful in promoting epithelial cell re-growth and reducing excessive collagen accumulation, which results in rapid wound closure with reduced scaring.

Priority: US2002-205738 Applic. Date: 2002-07-25

Inventor: CHUNG YIH-LIN [TW]


Application No.: US20070072957A1  Published: 29/Mar/2007

Title: DENTAL PASTE GLASS IONOMER CEMENT COMPOSITION

Applicant/Assignee: GC CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/532718   Filing Date: 18/Sep/2006

Abstract:

To give high mechanical strength, particularly compression strength, and excellent operationality in a two-paste system, a dental paste glass ionomer cement composition comprises a first paste comprising an alpha-beta unsaturated carboxylic acid polymer, a filler that is not reacted with the alpha-beta unsaturated carboxylic acid polymer and is not in a monodisperse state in water, a silica aqueous sol containing colloidal silica having an average particle diameter of 1 to 100 nm dispersed in a monodisperse state in water to an SiO2 concentration of 1 to 50% by weight, and water, in prescribed amounts respectively, and a second paste containing fluoroalumino silicate glass powder in a prescribed amount, where the second paste sometimes contains a thickening agent comprising a water soluble polymer material and water, or a polymerizable monomer having no acid group.

Priority: JP20050280327 Applic. Date: 2005-09-27

Inventor: NOGUCHI TSUYOSHI [JP]; KATO KATSUHITO [JP]; NAKASEKO HISASHI [JP]


Application No.: US20070074492A1  Published: 05/Apr/2007

Title: Bag-filling packaging machine

Applicant/Assignee: TOYO JIDOKI CO., LTD

Application No.: 11/542516   Filing Date: 02/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A bag-filling packaging machine in which supplied bags 1 are gripped by pairs of grippers 2 disposed on the periphery of an intermittently turning round table 3, and the bags, at stopping positions, are successively subjected to prescribed packaging operations with the gas inside the bags being replaced during that process, wherein a pair of guide members 15 and 16 for keeping the bag mouth opened is provided on the table 3 in correspondence with each of the gripper pair, and guide members 15 and 16 are connected to an inactive gas supply source and have gas blow-out ports at the tip ends that are inserted inside the bags, thus allowing the guide members 15 and 16 to not only keep the bag mouth opened but also function as gas blow-in nozzles.

Priority: JP20050290518 Applic. Date: 2005-10-03; JP20060010891 Applic. Date: 2006-01-19

Inventor: KOGA SHOICHI [JP]; KAWAMURA KENJI [JP]


Application No.: US20070074761A1  Published: 05/Apr/2007

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 comprises a valve body ( 1 ) with a. valve chamber ( 2 ). The valve is moreover provided with a sample inlet ( 6 ) in the valve chamber ( 2 ), a first valve seat ( 7 ), a first valve plug ( 5 a) 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 ( 5 b). The outlet ( 8 ) is positioned between the two valve seats ( 7, 10 ), and the second valve seat ( 10 ) and the second valve plug ( 5 b) are positioned in such a manner that the second valve plug ( 5 b) through abutment against the second valve seat ( 10 ) cuts off the inflow of disinfection fluid in an area ( 2 b) 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 L [DK]


Application No.: US20070077219A1  Published: 05/Apr/2007

Title: Topical vasoconstrictor preparations and methods for protecting cells during cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy

Applicant/Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 11/471047   Filing Date: 19/Jun/2006

Abstract:

Vasoconstrictors are administered topically to provide protection against the adverse effects, e.g., alopecia, mucositis or dermatitis, induced by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Appropriate dosages and formulations of topical vasoconstrictors are provided. Methods for the use of such compositions are also provided.

Priority: US20050691571P Applic. Date: 2005-06-17

Inventor: FAHL WILLIAM E [US]; RUOHO ARNOLD E [US]; MEHTA MINESH [US]


Application No.: US20070077312A1  Published: 05/Apr/2007

Title: Silver- and zinc- containing body care agent

Applicant/Assignee: BIO-GATE AG

Application No.: 10/569709   Filing Date: 26/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a body care agent containing metal particles which release zinc and silver ions in said body care agent by contacting body liquid or body humidity and whose metallic silver content at least equal or greater than 99% (m/m).

Priority: DE20031040276 Applic. Date: 2003-08-29; WO2004EP09534 Applic. Date: 2004-08-26

Inventor: BERCHERT THORSTEN [DE]; WAGENER MICHAEL [DE]; STEINRUECKE PETER [DE]


Application No.: US20070077315A1  Published: 05/Apr/2007

Title: Child discipline composition and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/241055   Filing Date: 30/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A composition for substantially deterring unwanted behaviors in children is provided. The composition comprises water, goldenseal tincture, and apple cider vinegar in an effective amount. The composition is sprayed toward the mouth of the child after the child engages in the unwanted behavior. The composition may be sprayed from an aerosol can, sprayer, or the like.

Priority:

Inventor: SCHOENBORN SHAUNA M [US]


Application No.: US20070077534A1  Published: 05/Apr/2007

Title: Blank and intermediate article for the production of a dental prosthetic item and process for the production thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/571257   Filing Date: 13/Sep/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a blank for the production of a dental prosthesis. The blank has a frame structure with open-pored cavities. Other objects of the invention are a dental prosthesis produced from a blank and a method for the production of a blank and/or dental prosthesis.

Priority: DE20031042231 Applic. Date: 2003-09-11; WO2004EP52147 Applic. Date: 2004-09-13

Inventor: SALIGER GUNTER [DE]; PFEIFER JOACHIM [DE]


Application No.: US20070077536A1  Published: 05/Apr/2007

Title: Dental material for attaching a cast metal structure to a metal coping in the preparation or repair of a dental restoration

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/243270   Filing Date: 04/Oct/2005

Abstract:

A dental material composition for attaching a metal structure to a dental coping in the preparation or repair of a dental restoration which includes a component of high-fusing temperature metal particles in a range of between 1-10 weight percent, a component of low fusing temperature metal particles having a melting temperature below the melting temperature of the high-fusing particles in excess of at least 90 weight percent and preferably above about 95 weight percent of the total composition with the low fusing temperature metal particles composed primarily of gold, a small measure of borate fluxes in a range of between 0.1 to 2.0% by weight of the total composition and a volatile binder.

Priority:

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


Application No.: US20070077538A1  Published: 05/Apr/2007

Title: Epoxy based oil free root canal sealer

Applicant/Assignee: ESSENTIAL DENTAL SYSTEMS, INC

Application No.: 11/528096   Filing Date: 27/Sep/2006

Abstract:

Epoxy-based root canal dental compositions and root canal sealing dental filling systems including an epoxy-based root canal dental composition are described. The dental compositions include an epoxy polymer comprising a plurality of amide monomers, a plurality of diepoxide monomers and at least one fumed silica. In a preferred embodiment, the dental composition contains substantially no silicone or mineral oil.

Priority: US20050721309P Applic. Date: 2005-09-28

Inventor: MUSIKANT BARRY L [US]; DEUTSCH ALLAN S [US]; RASIMICK BRIAN [US]; GU QUAN [US]


Application No.: US20070078131A1  Published: 05/Apr/2007

Title: Thieno-pyridinone derivatives as kinase inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: CELLTECH R&D LIMITED UCB PHARMA S.A

Application No.: 10/576731   Filing Date: 22/Oct/2004

Abstract:

A series of thieno[2,3-b]pyridin-6(7H)-one derivatives, substituted in the 3-position by an arylcarbonyl or heteroaryl-carbonyl moiety, being inhibitors of p38 MAP kinase, are accordingly of use in medicine, for example in the treatment and/or prevention of immune or inflammatory disorders.

Priority: GB20030024902 Applic. Date: 2003-10-24; GB20030029490 Applic. Date: 2003-12-19; GB20040002918 Applic. Date: 2004-02-10; GB20040016934 Applic. Date: 2004-07-29; WO2004GB04490 Applic. Date: 2004-10-22

Inventor: ALEXANDER RIKKI P [GB]


Application No.: US20070078136A1  Published: 05/Apr/2007

Title: Fused heterocyclic compounds useful as kinase modulators

Applicant/Assignee: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY

Application No.: 11/524996   Filing Date: 21/Sep/2006

Abstract:

Compounds having the formula (1), and enantiomers, and diastereomers, pharmaceutically-acceptable salts, thereof, are usefuil as kinase modulators, including MK2 modulation, wherein one of E and F is a nitrogen atom and the other of E and F is a carbon atom, Z is N or CR3, and R1, R2, R3, X and Y are as defined herein.

Priority: US20050719519P Applic. Date: 2005-09-22

Inventor: VACCARO WAYNE [US]; CHEN ZHONG [US]; DODD DHARMPAL S [US]; HUYNH TRAM N [US]; LIN JAMES [US]; LIU CHUNJIAN [US]; MUSSARI CHRISTOPHER P [US]; TOKARSKI JOHN [US]; TORTOLANI DAVID R [US]; WROBLESKI STEPHEN T [US]


Application No.: US20070078198A1  Published: 05/Apr/2007

Title: (Meth) acrylic ester compound and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/557882   Filing Date: 21/May/2004

Abstract:

A (meth)acrylic ester compound represented by the general formula (1) and a dental material containing the compound, wherein, in the formula, R11 represents a divalent aromatic group

R12 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group

R13 represents an aryl group

R14 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group

and X11, represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom. A polymerizable composition containing the (meth)acrylic ester compound and an optical part obtained by polymerizing the polymerizable composition are also provided. The cured composition can provide advantageous physical and optical properties.

Priority: JP20030145616 Applic. Date: 2003-05-23; JP20030284921 Applic. Date: 2003-08-01; JP20030356465 Applic. Date: 2003-10-16; WO2004JP07327 Applic. Date: 2004-05-21

Inventor: OTSUJI ATSUO [JP]; TAKAGI MASATOSHI [JP]; HIGUCHI CHOJIRO [JP]; NAGATOMO AKINORI [JP]; SUESUGI KOUJI [JP]; TOIDA TETSUYA [JP]; HONDA NARIMICHI [JP]


Application No.: US20070079833A1  Published: 12/Apr/2007

Title: Intraoral mandibular advancement device for treatment of sleep disorders, including snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and gastroesophageal reflux disease and method for delivering the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/416991   Filing Date: 03/May/2006

Abstract:

An intraoral mandibular advancement device to treat problems associated with sleep disorders in a user having an obstructed airway, the disorders including, without limitation, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease and/or bruxism having a main body for attachment to the user's mouth and having a central portion

a protrusive element distending from the central portion of the main body such that when worn by the user the element causes mandibular advancement sufficient to expand the oropharangeal space and reduce the obstruction

and a retainer extending from the main body for retention of the device in the user's mouth when worn during the user's sleep state. The main body is either complimentary with the user's palate and lingual surfaces of the maxillary teeth, rests against the palate and lingual surface of the user's anterior mandibular teeth when the device is inserted in the user's mouth, or customized to rest against two, four or six of the user's front teeth. The protrusive element is of distension between 5 and 15 mm, and optimally 10 mm downwardly from the main body, and can be adjusted such that the advancement ranges between 1.0 and 7.0 mm, and having an initial treatment protrusion of 3.0 to 4.0 mm, or 1/2 of the total potential maximum protrusive range. A method for diagnosis and delivery of the device is also shown.

Priority: US20050724597P Applic. Date: 2005-10-07

Inventor: LAMBERG STEVEN B [US]


Application No.: US20070079839A1  Published: 12/Apr/2007

Title: Spill-proof smoking implement

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/543802   Filing Date: 06/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A smoking implement includes a cylindrical container having a sufficient volume of water to act as a filter for ash, resin and unburnt tobacco particles. The container has a mouthpiece at its top end through which smoke can be inhaled. An elongate pipe or stem extends through a side wall of the container. One end of the pipe is adapted to allow smoke to bubble up through the water in the container when in its upright position

the other end of the pipe has a receptacle or cone in which a quantity of tobacco may be burnt. A hollow tapered extension piece is provided in connection with the mouthpiece, and extends some distance into the container. The extension piece ends in a distal opening of reduced size relative to the mouthpiece, and is fitted with a valve member. In the event that the container is knocked over from its upright position the distal opening will be substantially above the water level so that water is inhibited from spilling out of the container through the mouthpiece.

Priority: AU20050220208 Applic. Date: 2005-10-06

Inventor: RUSSON JOHN [AU]


Application No.: US20070079847A1  Published: 12/Apr/2007

Title: Oral hygiene apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/514398   Filing Date: 23/Aug/2006

Abstract:

A frame facilitating dental floss-based tooth cleaning and oral and vaporous administration of medication has two pieces, each with surfaces adapted for facing contacting securement one to another, with plurality of male and female members located on the facing surfaces for mating engagement as the pieces are assembled to form the frame, with the male members being adapted to puncture, if needed, and to retain a medication impregnated web in place, as the male members enter the female members with the web is positioned therebetween.

Priority: US2002-215349 Applic. Date: 2002-08-08

Inventor: SAMPSON MARK A [US]


Application No.: US20070079889A1  Published: 12/Apr/2007

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 J [US]


Application No.: US20070080093A1  Published: 12/Apr/2007

Title: Vial for test strips

Applicant/Assignee: AGAMATRIX, INC

Application No.: 11/249093   Filing Date: 11/Oct/2005

Abstract:

A diagnostic test strip vial has a container, a lid, and a plurality of diagnostic test strips. The container has a generally annular wall that terminates at a base and at an open mouth at an end that is opposite the base. The annular wall is cut at an oblique angle creating a wall that has a high side and a low side at the open mouth. The low side of the annular wall of the container is shorter in length than a diagnostic test strip that enclosed in the vial when the lid is closed with the container.

Priority:

Inventor: BOOZER BRAD [US]; FLAHERTY JOSEPH [US]; GOLNIK TIMOTHY [US]; HARDING IAN [US]; IYENGAR SRIDHAR G [US]


Application No.: US20070080308A1  Published: 12/Apr/2007

Title: Dental x-ray radiation protection device

Applicant/Assignee: MS. SAEIDEH MOUSAVI YEGANEH

Application No.: 11/512147   Filing Date: 30/Aug/2006

Abstract:

A dental x-ray radiation protection device/system reduces radiation exposure to patient(s) and the surrounding environment around patient(s) in dental clinics during x-ray radiography procedures. It provides maximum protection for the areas of the patient's body which are not protected with radiation protection (Lead) apron. The invented device/system is adjustable at different angles and directions to target teeth and comprises of two main segments that provide radiation reduction. The device could be attached to a dental x-ray machine as a mount frame or stand frame or even be hung from the ceiling or wall of the x-ray room. Thicknesses of the radiation protection shield for all parts of device are calculated using radiation physics equations by solving for thickness of radiation shield material(s) with respect to x-ray beam intensity, x-ray beam energy, mass or linear attenuation coefficient and density of radiation protection material(s) to get up to 99.9% radiation reduction.

Priority: CA20052522775 Applic. Date: 2005-10-12

Inventor: MOUSAVI YEGANEH SAEIDEH [CA]


Application No.: US20070081951A1  Published: 12/Apr/2007

Title: Prevention of dental plaque and dental calculus in animals

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/248013   Filing Date: 11/Oct/2005

Abstract:

The present invention provides methods to improve the dental health of an animal, comprising inhibiting dental plaque and calculus on the teeth of a dental plaque- and calculus-forming animal, comprising contacting said teeth with a food product comprising an amount of an antimicrobial agent effective to inhibit dental plaque and inhibit the development of gingivitis in the oral soft tissue of said animal, and with or without an acidulent amount of phosphoric acid, and an amount of a polycarboxylic acid sequestering agent effective to inhibit dental calculus.

Priority:

Inventor: STOOKEY GEORGE K [US]


Application No.: US20070081952A1  Published: 12/Apr/2007

Title: Composition for the treatment of bad breath

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/578621   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2004

Abstract:

A composition suitable for treating bad breath and including a carrier material, at least one enzyme sulphite oxidase, an enzyme for breaking down the starch and/or cellulose present in the oral cavity to give glucose, an enzyme oxidoreductase, a source of halogen or pseudohalogen ions, and an enzyme peroxidase.

Priority: FR20030011384 Applic. Date: 2003-09-29; WO2004IB03637 Applic. Date: 2004-09-29

Inventor: CARDON CHRISTIAAN [BE]


Application No.: US20070081958A1  Published: 12/Apr/2007

Title: Body care product containing porous silver particles

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/570230   Filing Date: 26/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a body care product containing porous particles made of metal containing silver and having an average diameter size of between 1 and 100 mum.

Priority: DE20031040277 Applic. Date: 2003-08-29; WO2004EP09536 Applic. Date: 2004-08-26

Inventor: BECHERT THORSTEN [DE]; WAGENER MICHAEL [DE]; STEINRUCKE PETER [DE]


Application No.: US20070082893A1  Published: 12/Apr/2007

Title: Active substance combination

Applicant/Assignee: LABORATORIOS DEL DR. ESTEVE S.A

Application No.: 11/543107   Filing Date: 05/Oct/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an active substance combination comprising at least one substituted carbinol compound and at least one opioid, a medicament comprising said active substance combination, a pharmaceutical formulation comprising said active substance combination and the use of said active substance combination for the manufacture of a medicament.

Priority: ES20040000836 Applic. Date: 2004-04-05; ES20040002102 Applic. Date: 2004-08-27; WO2005EP03862 Applic. Date: 2005-04-05

Inventor: BUSCHMANN HELMUT H [ES]; GUTIERREZ SILVA BONIFACIO [ES]; HOLENZ JORG [ES]; FARRE GOMIS ANTONIO [ES]


Application No.: US20070083269A1  Published: 12/Apr/2007

Title: Method of producing endosseous implants or medical prostheses by means of ion implantation and endosseous implant or medical prosthesis thus obtained

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/578849   Filing Date: 13/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to a method of producing medical prostheses or implants having a surface microroughness and/or an induced oxide layer, comprising a treatment involving the ionic implantation of controlled amounts of elements such as CO, C, H, N or O in endosseous implants or prostheses produced from metals, metal alloys or biocompatible composite materials. The surface treatment causes changes in the surface characteristics of the endosseous implants or prostheses in terms of nanoroughness, hydrophilic properties and chemical composition, significantly increasing the degree of osseous integration thereof.

Priority: WO2003ES00575 Applic. Date: 2003-11-13

Inventor: ONATE DELA PRESA JOSE I [ES]; ALAVA MARQUINEZ JOSE I [ES]; DE MAEZTU MARTINEZ MIGUEL A [ES]; BRACERAS IZAGUIRRE INIGO [ES]; GARCIA LUIS ALBERTO [ES]


Application No.: US20070083967A1  Published: 19/Apr/2007

Title: FACE PROTECTOR AND PROTECTIVE SYSTEM

Applicant/Assignee: ALLEN-VANGUARD TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 11/425598   Filing Date: 21/Jun/2006

Abstract:

A face protector comprises a protective structure shaped for extending about a person's mandibular region and a mounting for mounting the face protector to a military combat helmet. The protective structure comprises a front portion and opposed left and right side portions extending from the front portion, the front portion having a free upper edge for positioning below eye level and above mouth level when mounted to the helmet, and being sized to extend to below a person's chin. The front portion has inner and outer surfaces, and the mounting is positioned to space the inner surface and the upper edge away from the person's mouth and nose when mounted to the helmet to provide a gap for the passage of ambient air therebetween to permit unobstructed breathing.

The protective structure comprises a ballistic resistant material for providing protection against high velocity fragments from explosive devices.

Priority: US20050692247P Applic. Date: 2005-06-21; US20060774230P Applic. Date: 2006-02-17

Inventor: CROSSMAN DANIEL [CA]; HEDGE CLINT A [CA]; SMITH MARK [CA]; MYLES JUSTIN [CA]


Application No.: US20070084749A1  Published: 19/Apr/2007

Title: Vial for test strips

Applicant/Assignee: AGAMATRIX, INC

Application No.: 11/252959   Filing Date: 18/Oct/2005

Abstract:

A diagnostic test strip vial has a container, a lid, and a plurality of diagnostic test strips. The container has a generally annular wall terminating at a base and at an open mouth. The lid has a top and a lifting tray connected to the top by a connector that is sufficiently long that the distance between the top and the lifting tray is at least as long as the length of a diagnostic test strip and sufficiently short that the top may engage the open mouth of the container to close the vial when the lifting tray is engaged with the inner side of the annular wall of the container. The test strips are disposed on the lifting tray which is sized to slidably engage the inner side of the annular wall of the container.

Priority:

Inventor: DEMELO ERIK [US]; FLAHERTY JOSEPH [US]; GOLNIK TIMOTHY [US]


Application No.: US20070087013A1  Published: 19/Apr/2007

Title: Orally-administered live bacterial vaccines for plague

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/581466   Filing Date: 09/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The invention provides live, attenuated Salmonella bacterial strains that express one or more plague antigens of Yersinia pestis for use in live vaccine compositions that can be orally administered to an individual to protect against plague.

Priority: US20030528140P Applic. Date: 2003-12-09; US20040559259P Applic. Date: 2004-04-02; US20040573517P Applic. Date: 2004-05-22; US20040610474P Applic. Date: 2004-09-16; WO2004US41282 Applic. Date: 2004-12-09

Inventor: SIZEMORE DONATA [US]; TINGO STEVEN A [US]; KILLEEN KEVIN P [US]


Application No.: US20070087053A1  Published: 19/Apr/2007

Title: Lozenge for treatment of dry mouth and related conditions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/473046   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2006

Abstract:

A composition and method for the treatment of dry mouth (xerostomia), comprising a sialogogic compound in combination with an effervescent organic acid-based buffering system.

Priority: US20050726191P Applic. Date: 2005-10-14

Inventor: HAYWARD MARSHALL A [US]


Application No.: US20070087300A1  Published: 19/Apr/2007

Title: Invisible spring aligner

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/489115   Filing Date: 19/Jul/2006

Abstract:

An orthodontic appliance for positioning one or more anterior teeth in a jaw of a patient comprising a clear labial component which extends over the labial surfaces of the patient's teeth and which has an anterior portion and a pair of posterior portions on opposite sides of the dental arch. The anterior and posterior portions of the labial component are in direct contact with the exterior surfaces of the teeth so that no other components of the appliance are located between the anterior and posterior portions of the labial component and those exterior surfaces of the teeth. A lingual component is located within the patient's dental arch for supporting the appliance and for applying force to the patient's anterior teeth, the lingual component operating to move the anterior teeth against the anterior portion of the labial component which serves as a reference against which the teeth are positioned.

Priority: US20050700671P Applic. Date: 2005-07-20

Inventor: WILLISON BRIAN D [US]; INMAN DONAL P [US]


Application No.: US20070087331A1  Published: 19/Apr/2007

Title: Selection of b cells with specificity if interest: method of preparation and use

Applicant/Assignee: CYTOS BIOTECHNOLOGY AG

Application No.: 10/556904   Filing Date: 14/May/2004

Abstract:

The present invention is related to the fields of molecular biology, virology, immunology and medicine. The invention provides methods using a composition comprising an ordered and repetitive antigen or antigenic determinant array for visualization and selection of B cells specific for the antigen. These B cells are useful for the production of monoclonal antibodies used for therapy, diagnostic or research purposes.

Priority: US20030470443P Applic. Date: 2003-05-15; WO2004EP05208 Applic. Date: 2004-05-14

Inventor: BACHMANN MARTIN F [CH]; GATTO DOMINIQUE [AU]


Application No.: US20070087409A1  Published: 19/Apr/2007

Title: Angiotensin peptide-carrier conjugates and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: CYTOS BIOTECHNOLOGY AG

Application No.: 11/540969   Filing Date: 02/Oct/2006

Abstract:

The present invention provides conjugates of peptide derivatives of the mammalian peptide hormones angiotensinogen, angiotensin I and angiotensin II, presented in a repetitive scaffold by coupling the peptide derivatives to a carrier, particularly a virus-like particle (VLP). The invention also provides methods of producing such conjugates, and immunotherapeutic uses of the resulting immunogen conjugates for the therapy and prophylaxis of conditions associated with the renin-activated angiotensin system.

Priority: US2002-264267 Applic. Date: 2002-10-04; US2002-050902 Applic. Date: 2002-01-18; WO2002IB00166 Applic. Date: 2002-01-21; US20010326998P Applic. Date: 2001-10-05; US20010331045P Applic. Date: 2001-11-07; US20020396637P Applic. Date: 2002-07-19

Inventor: BACHMANN MARTIN [CH]


Application No.: US20070087677A1  Published: 19/Apr/2007

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

Applicant/Assignee: FLOW SAFE INC

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

Abstract:

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

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

Inventor: MORRIS ROBERT H [US]; MORRIS STEVEN A [US]


Application No.: US20070087959A1  Published: 19/Apr/2007

Title: Method of inducing biomineralization method of inducing bone regeneration and methods related thereof

Applicant/Assignee: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 10/568998   Filing Date: 19/Aug/2004

Abstract:

A method of inducing biomineralization in a tissue, which method comprises administering to the tissue a source of Phosphophoryn (PP) in an amount sufficient to induce biomineralization

a method of treating tooth sensitivity or injured pulp tissue

a method of inducing differentiation of a cell into an osteogenic cell or odontogenic cell

a method of inducing bone or dentin regeneration

a method of inducing periodontal regeneration

a method of inducing differentiation of a cell into a cementoblast, osteoblast, or periodontal ligament cell

and a composition comprising a source of PP and a carrier.

Priority: US20030496245P Applic. Date: 2003-08-19; WO2004US27076 Applic. Date: 2004-08-19

Inventor: SFEIR CHARLES [US]; CAMPBELL PHIL [US]; JADLOWIEC JULIE A [US]; KUMTA PRASHANT [US]


Application No.: US20070088024A1  Published: 19/Apr/2007

Title: Active substance combination comprising a carbinol combined to at least an NSAID

Applicant/Assignee: LABORATORIOS DEL DR. ESTEVE S.A

Application No.: 11/543109   Filing Date: 05/Oct/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an active substance combination comprising at least one substituted carbinol compound and at least one non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), a medicament comprising said active substance combination, a pharmaceutical formulation comprising said active substance combination for the manufacture of a medicament.

Priority: ES20040000844 Applic. Date: 2004-04-05; WO2005EP03641 Applic. Date: 2005-04-05

Inventor: BUSCHMANN HELMUT H [ES]; GUTIERREZ SILVA BONIFACIO [ES]; HOLENZ JORG [ES]; FARRE GOMIS ANTONIO [ES]


Application No.: US20070088033A1  Published: 19/Apr/2007

Title: Diaryl Substituted Pyridinones

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/531492   Filing Date: 13/Sep/2006

Abstract:

Disclosed are compounds Formula I and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 are defined herein. These compounds are useful for treating diseases and conditions caused or exacerbated by unregulated p38 MAP Kinase and/or TNF activity. Pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds, methods of preparing the compounds and methods of treatment using the compounds are also disclosed.

Priority: US2005-226556 Applic. Date: 2005-09-14; US2003-367987 Applic. Date: 2003-02-14; US20020357029P Applic. Date: 2002-02-14; US20020436915P Applic. Date: 2002-12-30

Inventor: DEVADAS BALEKUDRU [US]; WALKER JOHN [US]; SELNESS SHAUN R [US]; BOEHM TERRI L [US]; DURLEY RICHARD C [US]; DEVRAJ RAJESH [US]; HICKORY BRIAN S [US]; RUCKER PAUL V [US]; JEROME KEVIN D [US]; MADSEN HEATHER M [US]; ALVIRA EDGARDO [US]; PROMO MICHELE A [US]; BLEVIS-BAL RADHIKA M [US]; MARRUTO LAURA D [US]; HITCHCOCK JEFF [US]; OWEN THOMAS [US]; NAING WIN [US]; XING LI [US]; SHIEH HUEY S [US]; SAMBANDAM ARUNA [US]; LIU SHUANG [US]; SCOTT IAN L [US]; MCGEE KEVIN F [US]


Application No.: US20070088096A1  Published: 19/Apr/2007

Title: COMPOSITION CONTAINING A POLYMERIZABLE REDUCING AGENT, KIT, AND METHOD

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/610586   Filing Date: 14/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The present invention provides a hardenable (i.e., curable by polymerization, crosslinking, ionic, or other chemical reaction) composition that includes polymerizable urea or thiourea compounds that function as reductants (i.e., reducing agents) in redox polymerization reactions.

Priority: US2002-121326 Applic. Date: 2002-04-12; US2001-040962 Applic. Date: 2001-12-29

Inventor: MITRA SUMITA B [US]; FALSAFI AFSHIN [US]


Application No.: US20070088097A1  Published: 19/Apr/2007

Title: TWO-PART SELF-ADHERING DENTAL COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

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

Abstract:

A method of using a shelf-stable two-part self-adhering dental composition that comprises (a) at least one acidic compound containing at least one acidic moiety selected from the group consisting of where R is an alkyl or aryl group

(b) at least one polymerizable monomer without any acidic group where the polymerizable group is selected from the group consisting of an acrylate, a methacrylate and a vinyl group

(c) a substituted thiourea selected from the group consisting of 1-(2-pyridyl)-2-thiourea and 1-(2-tetrahydrofurfuryl)-2-thiourea

and (d) a hydroperoxide compound with at least one hydroperoxide group attached to a tertiary carbon. The first and second parts are then mixed immediately prior to application, applied to a dental substrate, and hardened. The bond strength of the mixed composition to dentine substrate is at least 3 MPa.

The composition has excellent shelf-life and is self-adhering to various dental substrates such as a tooth, metal alloy and porcelain. It can be used as a filling material, a cement, a liner/base, a pit/fissure sealant, a primer or an adhesive.

Priority: US2003-440804 Applic. Date: 2003-05-19

Inventor: QIAN XUEJUN [US]


Application No.: US20070088437A1  Published: 19/Apr/2007

Title: Osteoimplants and methods for their manufacture

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/489262   Filing Date: 19/Jul/2006

Abstract:

An osteoimplant is made up of a coherent aggregate of elongate bone particles.

Priority: US2005-297735 Applic. Date: 2005-12-08; WO2004US18618 Applic. Date: 2004-06-10; US20030478130P Applic. Date: 2003-06-11

Inventor: BETZ RANDAL R [US]; BODEN SCOTT D [US]; CLARK CHRISTINE [US]; FORSYTH NANETTE [US]; MORRIS JOHN W [US]; TRAIANEDES KATHY [AU]


Application No.: US20070089379A1  Published: 26/Apr/2007

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

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

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

Abstract:

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

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

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

Inventor: TOPFER KLAUS [DE]


Application No.: US20070092451A1  Published: 26/Apr/2007

Title: Time indicating containers for dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/258502   Filing Date: 25/Oct/2005

Abstract:

A system for storing a dental composition having a given shelf-life. The storage system includes a container (e.g., a syringe) and activatable time sensitive marking means disposed on or within the container. Upon activation of the time sensitive marking means, the system begins to indicate time lapsed since activation. The time sensitive marking means allows a dental practitioner to determine whether a dental composition within the container has expired, or how much time remains before the composition expires and should either be used up or discarded.

Priority: US2006-537807 Applic. Date: 2006-10-02; US2006-414964 Applic. Date: 2006-05-01

Inventor: LOVERIDGE DAN E [US]; FISCHER DAN E [US]; WAGNER JEFF [US]


Application No.: US20070092454A1  Published: 26/Apr/2007

Title: Oral composition containing morin

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/256784   Filing Date: 24/Oct/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an oral composition useful to reduce inflammatory processes. More specifically, the invention relates to a composition consisting essentially of an anti-oxidative effective amount of morin and a water-humectant phase, and to a composition comprising an anti-oxidative effective amount of morin, one or more anti-bacterial agents and a water-humectant phase. In an embodiment, the composition is used in a method of preventing or treating inflammatory dental diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis.

Priority:

Inventor: CAMERON RYAN B [US]; SUBRAMANYAM RAVI [US]; TRIVEDI HARSH [US]; WORRELL CORTNEY [US]


Application No.: US20070092455A1  Published: 26/Apr/2007

Title: Aqueous slurries useful for cleaning teeth and methods related thereto

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/490879   Filing Date: 21/Jul/2006

Abstract:

Novel aqueous slurries capable of removing calculus, plaque or stains, adherent to tooth surfaces of a warm-blooded animal, when used in methods that are self-practicable by an individual human or practicable by an individual human on another warm-blooded animal, combine finely-divided charcoal

water

and alcohol, ammonia or hydrogen peroxide to form the slurries. Also disclosed are self-practicable methods that utilize the disclosed aqueous slurries by applying to, and contacting affected tooth surfaces with, the same, then removing the treated calculus, plaque or stains by means of devices and techniques that are safe to use according to the methods. Further, kits are disclosed that comprise the disclosed aqueous slurries, as well as apparatus, devices and tools for effectively using the same for the above purposes.

Priority: US2003-730366 Applic. Date: 2003-12-08; US2002-223060 Applic. Date: 2002-08-15; US2001-773081 Applic. Date: 2001-02-01

Inventor: HARWOOD DOUGLAS B [US]


Application No.: US20070092553A1  Published: 26/Apr/2007

Title: Compositions and methods of making rapidly dissolving lonically masked formulations

Applicant/Assignee: PFAB LP

Application No.: 11/255555   Filing Date: 21/Oct/2005

Abstract:

The present invention includes compositions and methods for reduce the taste of the drug in the drug resin complex. The composition may include one or more drug-resin complexes and a highly compressible, free-flowing pharmaceutical excipient. The resin is present in an amount effective to reduce the taste of the drug in the drug resin complex relative to an otherwise identical pharmaceutical composition without the resin

and wherein the highly compressible, free-flowing pharmaceutical excipient causes release of the drug-resin complex in the mouth.

Priority:

Inventor: TENGLER MARK [US]; MCMAHEN RUSSELL L [US]


Application No.: US20070092856A1  Published: 26/Apr/2007

Title: Dental and Endodontic Filling Materials and Methods

Applicant/Assignee: ADA FOUNDATION

Application No.: 11/550543   Filing Date: 18/Oct/2006

Abstract:

Disclosed are endodontic filling materials and methods. A method for filling a dental root canal may include providing a hydrosetting filling material and inserting the hydrosetting filling material into the dental root canal, the material setting in the root canal to form a biocompatible filling. The hydrosetting filling material comprises a hydrogel former and a filler. The hydrogel former is at least one of a reactive organic hydrogel formers, an inorganic hydrogel formers, and a non-reactive organic hydrogel formers, and the filler is at least one of a self-hardening and a non-hardening filler. Plural filling material precursor compositions that collectively contain hydrogel formers and fillers may be provided.

Priority: US20050728838P Applic. Date: 2005-10-21; US20050728888P Applic. Date: 2005-10-21

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


Application No.: US20070093420A1  Published: 26/Apr/2007

Title: Therapy procedure for drug delivery for trigeminal pain

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/511569   Filing Date: 28/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to methods for the treatment or prevention of trigeminal nerve-associated pain, in particular chronic, acute and procedural-related pain. The methods comprise administration of analgesic agents to the trigeminal nerve system which results in analgesia to the facial or head region.

Priority: US20050711950P Applic. Date: 2005-08-26; US20060794004P Applic. Date: 2006-04-21

Inventor: YEOMANS DAVID C [US]; FREY WILLIAM H II [US]; JACOBS DANIEL I [US]


Application No.: US20070093441A1  Published: 26/Apr/2007

Title: Antigen arrays for treatment of allergic eosinophilic diseases

Applicant/Assignee: CYTOS BIOTECHNOLOGY AG

Application No.: 11/499659   Filing Date: 07/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is related to the fields of molecular biology, virology, immunology and medicine. The invention provides a composition comprising an ordered and repetitive antigen or antigenic determinant array, and in particular an array comprising a protein or peptide of IL-5, IL-13 or eotaxin. More specifically, the invention provides a composition comprising a virus-like particle and at least one protein, or peptide of IL-5, IL-13 and/or eotaxin bound thereto. The invention also provides a process for producing the conjugates and the ordered and repetitive arrays, respectively. The compositions of the invention are useful in the production of vaccines for the treatment of allergic diseases with an eosinophilic component and as a pharmaccine to prevent or cure allergic diseases with an eosinophilic component and to efficiently induce immune responses, in particular antibody responses. Furthermore, the compositions of the invention are particularly useful to efficiently induce self-specific immune responses within the indicated context.

Priority: WO2002IB00166 Applic. Date: 2002-01-21; US2002-289454 Applic. Date: 2002-11-07; US2002-050902 Applic. Date: 2002-01-18; US20010331045P Applic. Date: 2001-11-07; US20020396636P Applic. Date: 2002-07-19; US20010262379P Applic. Date: 2001-01-19; US20010288549P Applic. Date: 2001-05-04; US20010326998P Applic. Date: 2001-10-05

Inventor: BACHMANN MARTIN F [CH]; JENNINGS GARY [CH]; SONDEREGGER IVO [CH]


Application No.: US20070093551A1  Published: 26/Apr/2007

Title: Hydroxy-oligocarboxylic esters: effects on nerve and use for cutaneous and mucocutaneous organs or sites

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/548945   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A composition and method for producing a beneficial effect on a subject's nerve associated with at least one of a cosmetic condition, a dermatological indication and a dental indication and another condition. The composition comprises a hydroxy-oligocarboxylic ester and is formulated for topical administration of the product to a subject to produce the beneficial effect. The method includes topically applying to the subject in a region where the beneficial effect is desired a hydroxy-oligocarboxylic ester in an amount effective to produce the beneficial effect.

Priority: US20060759525P Applic. Date: 2006-01-17; US20050727419P Applic. Date: 2005-10-17

Inventor: YU RUEY J [US]; VAN SCOTT EUGENE J [US]


Application No.: US20070093748A1  Published: 26/Apr/2007

Title: Methods and systems for treating injured cardiac tissue

Applicant/Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC

Application No.: 11/643359   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2006

Abstract:

Methods and systems are disclosed for treating injury to cardiac tissue by delivering a composition which provides structural support to the cardiac tissue. The composition helps to prevent chamber remodeling by providing structural reinforcement of the tissue or structural reinforcement of the tissue combined with biological therapy. The structurally reinforcing composition can thicken the wall of a heart, or act to prevent further thinning and thereby provide resistance against further remodeling. A number of compositions are disclosed, including multi-component substances such as autologous platelet gel, and other substances. The compositions disclosed can contain additives to augment/enhance the desired effects of the injection.

Priority: US2006-426211 Applic. Date: 2006-06-23; US20050693749P Applic. Date: 2005-06-23; US20060743686P Applic. Date: 2006-03-23

Inventor: NAYAK ASHA [US]; KEOGH JAMES [US]


Application No.: US20070093894A1  Published: 26/Apr/2007

Title: Incorporation of antimicrobial combinations onto devices to reduce infection

Applicant/Assignee: GOV. OF THE USA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Application No.: 11/586407   Filing Date: 25/Oct/2006

Abstract:

This invention relates to a method for coating a medical device comprising the steps of applying to at least a portion of the surface of the medical device, a bactericidal coating layer, wherein the bactericidal coating layer comprises a bactericidal agent

and applying to at least a portion of the surface of the medical device, a bacteriostatic coating, wherein the bacteriostatic coating layer comprises a bacteriostatic agent wherein the combination of the bactericidal and bacteriostatic agents are in an effective concentration to inhibit growth of microbial organisms relative to an uncoated medical device. The two antimicrobial agents are used to develop a kit comprising these compositions in one container or in separate containers. The kit is used to coat or flush medical devices prior to or after implantation in a mammal.

Priority: US20050729826P Applic. Date: 2005-10-25

Inventor: DAROUICHE RABIH O [US]


Application No.: US20070095782A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Bottle closure with improved thread

Applicant/Assignee: ALCAN PACKAGING CAPSULES

Application No.: 10/561818   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2004

Abstract:

A closure, embodied to cooperate with a neck of a container, the neck, having a wide mouth on the upper part thereof, an external thread and a tapering piece on the lateral wall, for sealing the closure which includes a) an external body having an external head and skirt, b) an insert, enclosed within the body and fixed thereto, including an internal head and skirt, provided with an internal thread, for cooperation with the external thread of the neck and c) a sealing joint, forming an inset piece, fixed to the insert. The joint has a central piece and a border piece. The insert includes a radial compression element, for the sealing joint against the neck, such that when the bottle closure is screwed to the neck, the border is compressed radially between the insert and the neck.

Priority: FR20030007610 Applic. Date: 2003-06-24; WO2004FR01568 Applic. Date: 2004-06-23

Inventor: GRANGER JACQUES [FR]; BOURREAU JEAN-MARIE [FR]


Application No.: US20070098649A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Method and composition for controlling oral pathogens

Applicant/Assignee: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Application No.: 10/551639   Filing Date: 22/Mar/2004

Abstract:

A composition and method of controlling oral and other human pathogens is disclosed. The composition and method utilize an antimicrobial or antibiotic and a berberine as active agents to treat mammals, including humans.

Priority: WO2004US08616 Applic. Date: 2004-03-22

Inventor: WU CHRISTINE D [US]; KIINGHORN A D [US]; ROBERTS SARA K [NZ]


Application No.: US20070098650A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Dental formulation

Applicant/Assignee: DENTAL CREATIONS LLC

Application No.: 11/264429   Filing Date: 31/Oct/2005

Abstract:

An orally absorbable improved dental formulation is provided. The dental formulation, which reduce the occurrence of oral plaque, reduce gingival inflammation and bleeding, and whiten the user's teeth, may be a toothpaste or a rinse which comprises the following active ingredients: carbamide peroxide, papain, xylitol, and coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone)

Priority:

Inventor: MILLER ROBERT C [US]; KAROLCHYK JOHN S [US]; COVALESKY BERNARD [US]


Application No.: US20070098651A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Antimicrobial decapeptide oral hygiene treatment

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/582561   Filing Date: 18/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A method for promoting oral hygiene that treats mature biofilms comprises the step of applying the antimicrobial peptide KSL and a surface active agent to the oral environment of applying KSL after mechanical disruption of the biofilm. An antiplaque chewing gum comprising KSL provides a sustained release oral hygiene treatment.

Priority: US2004-795514 Applic. Date: 2004-03-09; US20030455206P Applic. Date: 2003-03-10; US20050727428P Applic. Date: 2005-10-18; US20050735915P Applic. Date: 2005-11-14

Inventor: LEUNG KAI P [US]


Application No.: US20070098652A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Fluoride-Calcium Compositions, Dental Products, and Methods for Providing Dental Fluoride

Applicant/Assignee: ADA FOUNDATION

Application No.: 11/552414   Filing Date: 24/Oct/2006

Abstract:

Disclosed are dental compositions and methods. In accordance with one embodiment, a dental composition includes calcium, fluorine, which is generally present in the form of fluoride, and phosphate or another stabilizing anion. The composition is stable as against precipitation of calcium fluoride during transport and storage, but is unstable against the precipitation of calcium fluoride in the oral cavity of a human. In many embodiments, the amount of fluoride may be less than the amount of fluoride used in a comparable composition intended for a similar purpose. A dental method comprises applying the composition to the oral cavity of a patient, whereupon calcium fluoride precipitates from the composition.

Priority: US20050730761P Applic. Date: 2005-10-27

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


Application No.: US20070098811A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: High strength biological cement composition and using the same

Applicant/Assignee: INNOVATIVE BIOCERAMIX, INC

Application No.: 11/584132   Filing Date: 20/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A hydraulic cement for biomedical applications. The cement sets in-situ, hardening when exposed to water to produce nano-dispersed composite of calcium-silicate-hydrate gel mixed with hydroxyapatite. In comparison with prior cements, the composition provides high biocompatibility, high bioactivity and high biomechanical strength, due to the composite structure of the calcium silicate hydrate reinforced with co-precipitated particles of hydroxyapatite. Biocompatibility is also increased due to an absence of aluminum and magnesium in the composition. The cement is suitable for variety of applications, including dental implants, bone fixation, and bone repair.

Priority: US20050731561P Applic. Date: 2005-10-31

Inventor: LU DONGHUI [CA]; ZHOU SHUXIN [CA]


Application No.: US20070099151A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Implant having integral flexible abutment portion and method for use thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/558365   Filing Date: 20/May/2004

Abstract:

The present invention concerns an implant, in particular a dental implant, having a below-shaped adjustable bendable portion and a cavity extending throughout the bendable portion and having an opening. The invention further concerns a method wherein the implant is placed in the bone, the adjustable bending portion is bended to the desired angle and the cavity is filled with a composition that can fix the portion at a desirable angle.

Priority: IL20030156202 Applic. Date: 2003-05-29; WO2004IL00434 Applic. Date: 2004-05-20

Inventor: ILAN DANIEL [IL]; BAR-PELED UD [IL]; MILLER ZVI [IL]; KAPLAN NEHEMIA [IL]


Application No.: US20070099154A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Method of treating dental patients with ultraviolet C range light

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/266452   Filing Date: 03/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A method of treating a dental patient includes applying ultraviolet C radiation to the mouth of the patient for a time and at a proximity and intensity sufficient to have a bacteriocidal effect. With this method, the risk of bacterial infection to both the patient and the dentist/oral surgeon can be reduced.

Priority:

Inventor: JOHNSON ROBERT G [US]


Application No.: US20070099155A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Mouthpiece devices and methods to allow UV whitening of teeth

Applicant/Assignee: TWILIGHT TEETH, INC., A CORPORATION TWILIGHT TEETH, INC

Application No.: 11/603301   Filing Date: 21/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A plastic mouthpiece insert for allowing a wearer to whiten their teeth while getting a suntan, and have a generally oblong oval-rectangular opening with a curved rear end that abuts against the root surfaces of the frontal upper and lower teeth of the wearer. A raised front edge can protect the lips and separate in place about the opening to the mouthpiece. Whitening agents can be used to enhance the whitening effect so that ultraviolet light and heat source such as the sun or a sunlamp is all that it is needed. Reflective inner walls in the mouthpiece can magnify light to the teeth. The mouthpiece can include bite tables, and the side walls of the mouthpiece can be inwardly flared and funnel shaped for focusing and magnifying incoming light and heat. The mouthpiece can be colored to protect the inside of the wearer's mouth from receiving any light.

Priority: US2003-668726 Applic. Date: 2003-09-23; US20020413049P Applic. Date: 2002-09-24

Inventor: BAUGHMAN JERALD L [US]


Application No.: US20070099680A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Wearable caddy for a Personal Audio Device having integrated cord storage

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/163874   Filing Date: 02/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A wearable caddy for a personal audio device (PAD) adapted to mount at least one PAD and store excess earphone cord. The caddy comprises a front plate and a back plate joined by a plate separating member that creates a space between the plates adapted to store the excess cod by spooling the excess cord around the separating member. The PAD is mounted to the front surface of the front plate using a double-sided adhesive pad. A clear self-adhesive plastic cover is placed over the face of the PAD. More than one pad may be mounted to the same caddy. The caddy clips to the belt of the wearer and can be used to store earphone cord or heavier head-set cord.

Priority:

Inventor: KIELLAND PETER [CA]


Application No.: US20070099681A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Wearable caddy for a personal audio device having integrated cord storage

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/307485   Filing Date: 09/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A wearable caddy for a personal audio device (PAD) adapted to mount at least one PAD and store excess earphone cord. The caddy comprises a front plate and a back plate joined by a plate separating member that creates a space between the plates adapted to store the excess cod by spooling the excess cord around the separating member. The PAD is mounted to the front surface of the front plate using a double-sided adhesive pad. A clear self-adhesive plastic cover is placed over the face of the PAD. More than one pad may be mounted to the same caddy. The caddy clips to the belt of the wearer and can be used to store earphone cord or heavier head-set cord.

Priority: US2005-163874 Applic. Date: 2005-11-02

Inventor: KIELLAND PETER [CA]


Application No.: US20070099822A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Regulation of tissue mineralization and phosphate metabolism by asarm peptides

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/567938   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2004

Abstract:

Disclosed are methods and compositions for treating diseases and conditions involving abnormal serum phosphorus levels and diseases and conditions involving abnormal mineralization levels of bone, teeth, and soft tissues. Also disclosed are methods and compositions for treating cancer and cancer metastasis.

Priority: US20030504044P Applic. Date: 2003-09-19; WO2004US30530 Applic. Date: 2004-09-20

Inventor: ROWE PETER S [US]


Application No.: US20070099827A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Sialogogue, oral composition and fool product containing the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/579731   Filing Date: 16/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A sialogogue characterized by comprising polyglutamic acid or its salt. This sialogogue is blended into an oral composition and a food product. This sialogogue is capable of rendering the oral mucosa pleasant even in the case of severe xerostomia.

Priority: JP20030388809 Applic. Date: 2003-11-19; WO2004JP17328 Applic. Date: 2004-11-16

Inventor: UOTANI KAZUMICHI [JP]; KUBOTA HIDETOSHI [JP]; ENDOU HIROYA [JP]; TOKITA FUMIHIKO [JP]


Application No.: US20070099868A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Oxidized lipids and uses thereof in the treatment of inflammatory diseases and disorders

Applicant/Assignee: VASCULAR BIOGENICS LTD

Application No.: 11/528657   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2006

Abstract:

Novel synthetic oxidized lipids and methods utilizing oxidized lipids for treating and preventing an inflammation associated with an endogenous oxidized lipid are provided.

Priority: US2004-567543 Applic. Date: 2004-05-27; WO2004IL00453 Applic. Date: 2004-05-27; US2003-445347 Applic. Date: 2003-05-27

Inventor: HARATS DROR [IL]; GEORGE JACOB [IL]; HALPERIN GIDEON [IL]; MENDEL ITZHAK [IL]


Application No.: US20070099894A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Thienopyridone derivatives as kinase inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: CELLTECH R&D LIMITED UCB PHARMA S.A

Application No.: 10/561052   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2004

Abstract:

A series of thieno[2,3-b]pyridin-6(7H)-one derivatives, substituted in the 2-position by a carbonyl- or sulfonyl-linked pyrrolidin-1-yl or related moiety, being inhibitors of p38 MAP kinase, are accordingly of use in medicine, for example in the treatment and/or prevention of immune or inflammatory disorders.

Priority: GB20030014492 Applic. Date: 2003-06-20; GB20030029485 Applic. Date: 2003-12-19; WO2004GB02621 Applic. Date: 2004-06-18

Inventor: LANGHAM BARRY J [GB]


Application No.: US20070099993A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Antimicrobial and anticancer properties of methyl-beta-orcinolcarboxylate from lichen (Everniastrum cirrhatum)

Applicant/Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Application No.: 11/635339   Filing Date: 07/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the new use of an already known biomolecule methyl-beta-orcinol carboxylate of formula I isolated from a lichen (Everniastrum cirrhatum), for treating pathogenic fungal infections of humans that are resistant to polyene and azole antibiotics such as amphotericin B, nystatin, clotrimazole etc.

Priority: US2003-404012 Applic. Date: 2003-03-31

Inventor: KHANUJA SUMAN P S [IN]; TIRUPPADIRIPULIYUR RANGANATHAN [IN]; GUPTA VIVEK K [IN]; CHAND PREETI [IN]; GARG ANKUR [IN]; SRIVASTAVA SANTOSH K [IN]; VERMA SUBASH C [IN]; SAIKIA DHARMENDRA [IN]; DAROKAR MAHENDRA P [IN]; SHASANY AJIT K [IN]; PAL ANIRBAN [IN]


Application No.: US20070100019A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Catalyst system for dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/494078   Filing Date: 27/Jul/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates generally to dental compositions containing polymerizable resins and a catalyst system for accelerating polymerization and hardening of the resins. The composition is prepared from two parts-a base paste containing a polymerizable resin and thiourea compound that acts as a polymerization accelerator and a catalyst paste containing thermally stable hydroperoxide compounds. The dental compositions can be used as crown and bridge materials inlays, onlays, veneers, fillings, sealants, adhesives, cements, and other dental materials.

Priority: US20050704535P Applic. Date: 2005-08-02

Inventor: SUN FUMING [US]


Application No.: US20070100020A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: One-pack type adhesive composition for dental use

Applicant/Assignee: KURARAY MEDICAL INC

Application No.: 10/582958   Filing Date: 08/Dec/2004

Abstract:

A hydrophobic acidic group-containing polymeric monomer (a)

a water-soluble polymeric monomer (b)

water (c)

a photopolymerization initiator (d)

an aromatic tertiary amine (e) having an electron-withdrawing group

a cross-linkable polymeric monomer (f)

and a basic compound (g) for producing a water-soluble salt through a reaction with a part of the hydrophobic acidic group-containing polymeric monomer (a) are included as essential compounding ingredients. A one-part dental adhesive composition that exhibits high adhesive strength and high storage stability in adhesion between a teeth, and more particularly enamel or dentine, and a dental repairing material, and more particularly a resin material, is provided.

Since the adhesive composition is one-part type, there is no need to mix in an adhering operation, and in addition, it exhibits high adhesive strength without performing preprocessing (etching processing and priming processing), it is suitably used as a one-step type dental adhesive composition for performing an adhering operation in a teeth repairing treatment in one processing.

Priority: JP20030423790 Applic. Date: 2003-12-19; WO2004JP18272 Applic. Date: 2004-12-08

Inventor: NAKATSUKA KAZUMITSU [JP]; NISHIGAKI NAOKI [JP]


Application No.: US20070100360A1  Published: 03/May/2007

Title: Combined dental floss and tongue scraper

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/263940   Filing Date: 02/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A combined dental floss and tongue scraper which comprises: a body portion having an end formed with a notch

a dental floss mounted across said notch

a holding portion being a recess formed on said body portion

and a scraper being a raised edge extending outwardly from another end of said body portion

whereby said dental floss can be used for cleaning spaces between teeth and said scraper for cleaning papillae of a tongue, thereby rendering it easy to carry and keep oral hygiene and cleanliness.

Priority:

Inventor: LEE SUSANNA [TW]


Application No.: US20070101578A1  Published: 10/May/2007

Title: International dining kit

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/607322   Filing Date: 01/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The present disclosure teaches an international dining kit comprising a pair of multifunctional chopstick components. The components include a first chopstick component having a fork portion and a first chopstick portion

and a second chopstick component having a spoon portion and a second chopstick portion. The kit can also include additional functionality, such as a knife, a straw, and a dental cleaning component, as well as be disposable and/or biodegradable.

Priority: US2005-200666 Applic. Date: 2005-08-10

Inventor: SHIRAZI KAMRAN [US]


Application No.: US20070102044A1  Published: 10/May/2007

Title: Disinfectant transfer system

Applicant/Assignee: CUSTOM ULTRASONICS, INC

Application No.: 11/267666   Filing Date: 04/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A disinfectant transfer system, which is essentially vapor tight, for transferring toxic and/or noxious fluid from a container to a reservoir without releasing fumes including: a transfer cap for securing onto a mouth of a container containing toxic and/or noxious fluid, the transfer cap having a first opening for letting a gas in through a valve, the transfer cap further having a second opening for allowing toxic and/or noxious fluid to be forced out of the container when the toxic and/or noxious fluid is displaced by the gas entering through the first opening, the gas forces the toxic and/or noxious fluid within the container to enter and flow through a first conduit, which is connected to the bottom of the second opening and leads to the bottom of the container, and to continue to flow through a second conduit which is connected to the top of the second opening and leads to a reservoir into which the toxic and/or noxious fluid can enter.

Priority:

Inventor: PATZEK MICHAEL J IV [US]


Application No.: US20070104608A1  Published: 10/May/2007

Title: Method for the cooling of cleaned items in automatic cleaning and disinfecting machines

Applicant/Assignee: MEIKO MASCHINENBAU GMBH & CO KG

Application No.: 10/576204   Filing Date: 18/Oct/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a method and a device for the recooling of cleaned items in automatic cleaning and disinfecting machines for containers containing human excreta. According to the proposed method, the items to be cleaned, which are contained in a chamber ( 1 ), are rinsed off inside said chamber ( 1 ), after which a precleaning rinsing step takes place. The items to be cleaned, which are contained in the chamber ( 1 ), are then subjected to a final cleaning with water that contains a clear rinse additive, before the items to be cleaned are subjected to a disinfection step in the chamber ( 1 ) by introduction of steam into the latter. With the door ( 5 ) closed, air is forcibly introduced into the steam-filled chamber ( 1 ), which leads to steam condensation inside the chamber ( 1 ) and also to cooling and drying of the cleaned items contained in the chamber ( 1 ).

Priority: DE20031048344 Applic. Date: 2003-10-17; WO2004EP11709 Applic. Date: 2004-10-18

Inventor: GAUS BRUNO [DE]; LEHMANN DENIS [DE]; NAGER THOMAS [DE]


Application No.: US20070104659A1  Published: 10/May/2007

Title: Capsule-containing oral composition

Applicant/Assignee: SUNSTAR INC

Application No.: 10/581922   Filing Date: 07/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides an oral composition comprising capsule particles that are easily breakable to thereby readily release and distribute the capsule contents when used, while leaving substantially no feeling of capsule component residues or foreign matter in the mouth when rinsing. More specifically, the present invention relates to a capsule-containing oral composition comprising capsules with a capsule breaking point strength of 0.05 N or less when measured using a rheometer.

Priority: WO2004JP18206 Applic. Date: 2004-12-07

Inventor: YASUDA NAOMI [JP]; INOUE ATSUSHI [JP]


Application No.: US20070104733A1  Published: 10/May/2007

Title: TISSUE TARGETED ANTIGENIC ACTIVATION OF THE IMMUNE RESPONSE TO CANCERS

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/553972   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2006

Abstract:

The invention provides in part methods of treating cancers of a specific organ or tissue by administering an composition that is antigenically specific for one or more microbes that are pathogenic in the specific organ or tissue in which the cancer is situated. The formulations of the invention thereby facilitate activation of an immune response to a cancer in a particular tissue or organ. In some embodiments, microbial species of the endogenous flora which are capable of causing infection in the relevant organ or tissue may be used in the formulation of the antigenic compositions. The administration of the immunogenic compositions may be repeated relatively frequently over a relatively long period of time, in a dosage that reproduces a consistent visible inflammatory reaction at the successive site or sites of administration, which may for example be by intradermal or subcutaneous injection.

Priority: WO2005CA00812 Applic. Date: 2005-05-30; US20040577206P Applic. Date: 2004-06-07

Inventor: GUNN HAROLD D [CA]


Application No.: US20070104761A1  Published: 10/May/2007

Title: Low radiocarbon nucleotide and amino acid dietary supplements

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/344003   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2006

Abstract:

Methods for significantly lowering the carbon-14 content of DNA and histones in vertebrates, especially humans, to about 10% to about 98% below normal background levels and thereby reduce chromosomal damage using dietary supplements based on low radiocarbon nucleotides, amino acids, and other DNA and histone precursors. Administration of the supplements during the earliest and/or most active growth staves of life is particularly beneficial. Components of the low radiocarbon supplements can be produced using the waste carbon dioxide effluent from industrial combustion processes, generally considered a greenhouse gas pollutant. Carbon dating methods can be used to monitor the improvements achieved by the methods and compositions of the invention.

Priority: US2005-267861 Applic. Date: 2005-11-04

Inventor: WILLIAMS CHRISTOPHER P [US]


Application No.: US20070104766A1  Published: 10/May/2007

Title: Elastomeric article with antimicrobial coating

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/271666   Filing Date: 10/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A first aspect of the present invention is directed to a surface treatment for elastomeric articles such as medical gloves, comprising a water-based coating formulation and antimicrobial agent(s) embraced therein in an essentially powder-free composition coating. A second aspect of the present invention is directed to a water-based coating formulation for elastomeric articles such as gloves comprising at least one non-volatile water-soluble antimicrobial agent in a controlled-release matrix comprising a blend of a hydrophilic polymer and a hydrophobic component. The controlled-release matrix/blend requirements include: compatibility with the antimicrobial agent, formation of a reservoir of antimicrobial agent, coating film flexibility and lower water-solubility than the antimicrobial agent. A third aspect of the present invention is directed to a method for treating medical gloves comprising dipping, spraying, tumbling or other means for applying to the glove surface a composition to provide medical gloves with sustainable antimicrobial activity.

Priority:

Inventor: WANG SHIPING [US]; BERGER IDA [US]


Application No.: US20070104808A1  Published: 10/May/2007

Title: COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF RHINOVIRUS

Applicant/Assignee: THE QUIGLEY CORPORATION

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

Abstract:

Methods for prophylactic and anti-transmissivity uses of an anti-microbial composition are disclosed. The methods comprise the step of administering to a mammal or a bird, an amount of a composition having a first ingredient obtainable from ginger

a second ingredient obtainable from green tea

an optional third ingredient obtainable from turmeric

and an acceptable carrier. When administered the composition is effective to reduce the incidence of contracting an illness or to prophylactically prevent transmission of an illness. Also disclosed are nasal and throat spray compositions for use in the methods of the invention.

Priority: US2004-012764 Applic. Date: 2004-12-14; US2003-359889 Applic. Date: 2003-02-06; WO2002US24794 Applic. Date: 2002-08-06; US2002-122991 Applic. Date: 2002-04-15; US2001-923090 Applic. Date: 2001-08-06

Inventor: ROSENBLOOM RICHARD A [US]


Application No.: US20070105865A1  Published: 10/May/2007

Title: Substituted bicyclic quinazolin-4-ylamine derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: NEUROGEN CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/571203   Filing Date: 09/Sep/2004

Abstract:

Substituted bicyclic quinazolin-4-ylamine derivatives are provided. Such compounds are ligands that may be used to modulate specific receptor activity in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treatment of conditions associated with pathological receptor activation in humans, domesticated companion animals and livestock animals. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for using them to treat such disorders are provided, as are methods for using such ligands for receptor localization studies.

Priority: US20030501515P Applic. Date: 2003-09-09; US20030515984P Applic. Date: 2003-10-31; WO2004US29583 Applic. Date: 2004-09-09

Inventor: BAKTHAVATCHALAM RAJAGOPAL [US]; BLUM CHARLES A [US]; CHENARD BERTRAND L [US]


Application No.: US20070105895A1  Published: 10/May/2007

Title: Muscarinic acetycholine receptor antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 10/575839   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2004

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: US20030511009P Applic. Date: 2003-10-14; WO2004US33638 Applic. Date: 2004-10-12

Inventor: BUSCH-PETERSEN JAKOB [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]; WAN ZEHONG [US]; YAN HONGXING [US]; ZHU CHONGJIE [US]


Application No.: US20070106210A1  Published: 10/May/2007

Title: METHOD FOR INDICATING SHELF-LIFE AFTER MIXING PRE-DOSED, PRE-PACKAGED TWO-PART DENTAL COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/537807   Filing Date: 02/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A pre-dosed, pre-packaged mixing system and associated method for mixing, storing, and dispensing a two-part dental composition that becomes less stable upon mixing. The mixing system includes a pre-dosed, pre-packaged quantity of a first component contained within a first chamber, and a pre-dosed, pre-packaged quantity of a second component contained within a second chamber. The chambers are separated by separation means so as to separate the two-components prior to mixing. Once mixed, the practitioner is able to record a mixing and/or expiration date on at least a portion of the mixing system so as to indicate a shelf-life of the less stable mixed dental composition.

Priority: US2005-258502 Applic. Date: 2005-10-25; US2006-414964 Applic. Date: 2006-05-01

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]


Application No.: US20070107747A1  Published: 17/May/2007

Title: CLEANING PERCEPTION ORAL CARE PRODUCTS

Applicant/Assignee: WHITEHILL ORAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 11/549668   Filing Date: 16/Oct/2006

Abstract:

Various oral products coated with a saliva soluble coating containing: emulsions, film formers, and/or sialagogue and emulsion mixtures are post-treated with absorbable, stable, volatile flavors released from a reservoir under flavor-sealed conditions, such that, during use, a series of flavor signals are released from said oral products which collectively impart a clean perception.

Priority: US2006-349042 Applic. Date: 2006-02-07; US2006-380331 Applic. Date: 2006-04-26; US2001-005902 Applic. Date: 2001-12-04; US2002-331800 Applic. Date: 2002-12-30; US2005-118911 Applic. Date: 2005-04-29; US2002-334089 Applic. Date: 2002-12-30; US2006-549671 Applic. Date: 2006-10-16; US20060745704P Applic. Date: 2006-04-26

Inventor: HILL IRA D [US]; LEPPLE ROBERT C [US]; BROWN DALE G [US]


Application No.: US20070108153A1  Published: 17/May/2007

Title: Drinking and pouring closure with a piercing cutter device for composite packagings or container and bottle spouts sealed with a film material

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/565705   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A drinking and pouring closure includes a spout with a radially downwardly-extending flange for welding into a composite packaging, or a spout with a lower threaded cap molded thereon for screwing onto a bottle thread. A mouth or pouring piece may be plugged onto the spout, which forms a piercing cutter on the inner side of the spout, fitting therein in the form of a nipple. As a result, at least one piercing tip is formed with the lower edge thereof and a cutting edge curving upwardly therefrom at an angle to the nipple rotation axis. The mouth or the pouring sleeve also forms a sleeve on the outer side of the spout, which surrounds the spout. Interlocking guides are molded between the outside of the spout and the inside of the sleeve, which, upon depressing the mouth or pouring piece on the spout, generate a rotation of the mouth or pouring piece on the spout, so that the piercing piece cuts a disc out of the composite or film material and then swings the same downwards.

Priority: CH20030001310 Applic. Date: 2003-07-28; CH20040000650 Applic. Date: 2004-04-14; WO2004CH00448 Applic. Date: 2004-07-14

Inventor: WEIST MARIO [DE]


Application No.: US20070108230A1  Published: 17/May/2007

Title: Centralized product delivery system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/273457   Filing Date: 14/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A centralized product delivery system is provided. A central storage area houses one or more consumer products in one or more product containers with a pipe network from the one or more product containers to a dispensing port in one or more remote locations corresponding to each of the one or more consumer products, and at least one pump moves selected product to the corresponding dispensing port in the one or more remote locations upon demand.

Priority:

Inventor: DOYLE LINDSAY [US]; DOYLE LAURA [US]


Application No.: US20070110680A1  Published: 17/May/2007

Title: Methods and compositions for controlling biofilm development

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

Application No.: 11/480286   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2006

Abstract:

A method of cleaning or protecting surfaces by treatment with compositions comprising N-(3-oxododecanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone (OdDHL) blocking compounds and/or N-butyryl-L-homoserine lactone (BHL) analogs, either in combination or separately.

Priority: US2002-188354 Applic. Date: 2002-07-01; US1999-319580 Applic. Date: 1999-06-09; WO1998US12695 Applic. Date: 1998-06-18; US19970050093P Applic. Date: 1997-06-18

Inventor: DAVIES DAVID G [US]; COSTERTON JOHN W [US]; PARSEK MATTHEW R [US]; GREENBERG E P [US]; PEARSON JAMES P [US]; IGLEWSKI BARBARA H [US]


Application No.: US20070110682A1  Published: 17/May/2007

Title: Non-peroxide preparation for whitening natural and manufactured teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/281009   Filing Date: 17/Nov/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the whitening of natural and manufactured teeth without the use of peroxides or abrasives. The active ingredient in the present invention is "actinidin" (crude or purified) and is produced from kiwifruit. The present invention provides for the use of the compositions and methods of the present invention as a tooth whitening agent in a in a strip, tray, floss, dentifrice, rinse, mouthwash or devices like pastilles, chewing gum or lozenges.

Priority:

Inventor: BERGERON CHANTAL [US]


Application No.: US20070110684A1  Published: 17/May/2007

Title: Morinda Citrifolia-Based Oral Care Compositions and Methods

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/620878   Filing Date: 08/Jan/2007

Abstract:

Methods and formulations that utilize components of the Indian Mulberry plant, scientifically known as Morinda citrifola L., to treat one or more oral and dental disorders, including periodontal diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis, tooth decay, halitosis, and other mouth disorders and irritations.

Priority: US2004-948815 Applic. Date: 2004-09-23; US20030506683P Applic. Date: 2003-09-26

Inventor: JENSEN CLAUDE J [US]; PALU AFA K [US]; SU CHEN [US]; ZHOU BING-NAN [US]; ISAMI FUMIYUKI [JP]; OGDEN ROBERT V [US]; STORY STEPHEN P [US]


Application No.: US20070110706A1  Published: 17/May/2007

Title: TREATMENT OF HYPERPHOSPHATEMIA USING CROSSLINKED SMALL MOLECULE AMINE POLYMERS

Applicant/Assignee: ILYPSA, INC

Application No.: 11/465444   Filing Date: 17/Aug/2006

Abstract:

Anion-binding polymers are described. The anion-binding polymers in some cases are low swelling anion-binding polymers. In some cases, the anion-binding polymers have a pore volume distribution such that a fraction of the polymer is not available for non-interacting solutes above a certain percentage of the MW of the target ion for the polymer. In some cases, the anion-binding polymers are characterized by low ion-binding interference, where the interference is measured in, for example, a gastrointestinal simulant, relative to non-interfering buffer. Pharmaceutical composition, methods of use, and kits are also described.

Priority: US2004-980991 Applic. Date: 2004-11-03; US2004-965044 Applic. Date: 2004-10-13; US2003-701385 Applic. Date: 2003-11-03; US2004-806495 Applic. Date: 2004-03-22

Inventor: CONNOR ERIC [US]; CHARMOT DOMINIQUE [US]; CHANG HAN T [US]; ROGER FLORENCE [US]; KLAEMER GERRIT [US]; HOAI SON [US]


Application No.: US20070110747A1  Published: 17/May/2007

Title: Binding agents

Applicant/Assignee: AMGEN, INC UCB SA AMGEN INC

Application No.: 11/411003   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2006

Abstract:

Compositions and methods relating to epitopes of sclerostin protein, and sclerostin binding agents, such as antibodies capable of binding to sclerostin, are provided.

Priority: US20060792645P Applic. Date: 2006-04-17; US20060782244P Applic. Date: 2006-03-13; US20060776847P Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US20050677583P Applic. Date: 2005-05-03

Inventor: PASZTY CHRISTOPHER [US]; ROBINSON MARTYN K [GB]; GRAHAM KEVIN [US]; HENRY ALISTAIR J [GB]; HOFFMANN KELLY S [US]; LATHAM JOHN [US]; LU HSIENG S [US]; LAWSON ALASTAIR [GB]; POPPLEWELL ANDY [GB]; SHEN WENYAN [US]; WINKLER DAVID [US]; WINTERS AARON G [US]


Application No.: US20070110890A1  Published: 17/May/2007

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


Application No.: US20070110901A1  Published: 17/May/2007

Title: Method for identifying weakly binding molecule fragments having ligand properties, whereby the molecule fragments are applied in the form of microdrops of a corresponding solution to the crystal

Applicant/Assignee: PROTEROS BIOSTRUCTURES GMBH

Application No.: 10/567522   Filing Date: 06/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method for treating a crystal with a solution, wherein the solution contains one or more molecule species and wherein the molecules of the molecule species typically have a molecular weight of <500 Da. By means of this method, small molecules or molecule fragments weakly binding on target structures can be identified and their binding position can be determined by means of subsequent X-ray crystallographic examinations.

Priority: DE20031036110 Applic. Date: 2003-08-06; EP20040001722 Applic. Date: 2004-01-27; WO2004EP08813 Applic. Date: 2004-08-06

Inventor: NEUEFEIND TORSTEN [DE]; BRANDSTETTER HANS [DE]; KIEFERSAUER REINER [DE]


Application No.: US20070111152A1  Published: 17/May/2007

Title: Pre-cemented orthodontic appliances

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/649666   Filing Date: 04/Jan/2007

Abstract:

An orthodontic appliance and method of pre-applying two dental restoratives thereto of specific viscosities, the appliance including a main body having a bonding tooth-facing surface and retentive elements disposed over a tooth-facing bonding surface. The first dental restorative is applied onto the tooth-facing surface and retentive elements, the first dental restorative having a very low viscosity and being flowable and thus capable of fully penetrating into the retentive elements and being cured therein. The second dental restorative is applied over the cured first dental restorative and left uncured, the second dental restorative having a viscosity substantially higher than that of the first adhesive composition and being highly bondable to the cured first dental restorative and a tooth surface when later cured. The bracket having both the cured and uncured dental restoratives applied thereto is packaged and ready for direct or indirect bonding to teeth.

Priority: US2005-214152 Applic. Date: 2005-08-29; US2005-069303 Applic. Date: 2005-03-01

Inventor: PRIMUS CAROLYN M [US]; ALPERN MICHAEL C [US]


Application No.: US20070111159A1  Published: 17/May/2007

Title: Compressible Content Sac for Dental Prophylaxis Angle with Offset Rotational Axis

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/621398   Filing Date: 09/Jan/2007

Abstract:

The present invention discloses a self-contained dental prophylaxis angle with a separate therapeutic content lumen and drive shaft lumen. The phrophylaxis angle also provides an offset rotational axis and methods for its use in cleaning, polishing, bleaching, bonding, etching, abrading, desensitizing, or otherwise treating teeth. An offset drive system is provided to power rotation of the dental tip in a system that can be physically separated from the storage and dispensing system for therapeutic content. A self-contained dental prophylaxis angle with an offset rotational axis according to the present invention may be used with a variety of shaped dental tips of varying degrees of rigidity, according the needs of a given clinical application.

Priority: US2006-421081 Applic. Date: 2006-05-31; US2004-909816 Applic. Date: 2004-08-02

Inventor: STADEKER WILKIE J [US]


Application No.: US20070111166A1  Published: 17/May/2007

Title: Method for the identification of dental plaque, a toothbrush for applying said method and a composition to be used with same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/524217   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2006

Abstract:

This invention refers to a method for the identification of dental plaque, a toothbrush for carrying out said method, and a dental composition, a toothpaste in any of its forms, i.e., liquid, gel, spray, with the addition of fluorescein to be used with same. This composition shall facilitate the visualization, detection, removal, control and certification of DP by the user him/herself, avoiding the development and generation of all DP-related diseases. It is known that the dental plaque is invisible to the human eye, and it is only detectable when it has certain width. This invention proposes the incorporation of fluorescein to a toothpaste, gel, spray or liquid and a visible light for the detection of said plaque. This light shall be incorporated to the toothbrush and/or adjoined to it as an accessory applicable to any type of toothbrush as a kit, with the use of adhesives or with an adhesion, filting or attachment system to the toothbrush's handle.

Priority: AR2005P104732 Applic. Date: 2005-11-11

Inventor: DURSI EDMUNDO M [AR]


Application No.: US20070111915A1  Published: 17/May/2007

Title: Antimicrobial compositions comprising polymeric stabilizers

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

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

Abstract:

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

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

Inventor: ASHWORTH DAIVD W [GB]; HODGKINSON DARREN [GB]; HUFF JURGEN [DE]


Application No.: US20070111999A1  Published: 17/May/2007

Title: P-38 kinase inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: TRIAD THERAPEUTICS, INC NOVARTIS AG

Application No.: 10/565452   Filing Date: 23/Jul/2004

Abstract:

Compounds and compositions for modulating the activity of p38 kinases are provided, including p38alpha, and p38beta kinase. Methods for treating, preventing or ameliorating one or more symptoms of a p38 kinase mediated disease or disorder are also provided.

Priority: US20030490096P Applic. Date: 2003-07-25; WO2004US23726 Applic. Date: 2004-07-23

Inventor: LANG HENGYUAN [US]; LAN JIONG [US]; FANG YUNFENG [US]


Application No.: US20070112353A1  Published: 17/May/2007

Title: Deposition of discrete nanoparticles on an implant surface

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/598614   Filing Date: 13/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A method of forming a nanocrystalline surface on an implant is disclosed. The method comprises the act of roughening at least a portion of the implant surface to form a roughened surface. The method further comprises the act of, without forming an alkoxide on the roughened surface, depositing nanocrystals on the roughened surface. The nanocrystals comprise a material having a property that promotes osseointegration.

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

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


Application No.: US20070113707A1  Published: 24/May/2007

Title: DENTAL PROSTHESIS METHOD AND ALLOYS

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/627079   Filing Date: 25/Jan/2007

Abstract:

Dental prostheses are fabricated as a metallic alloy body by a technique that produces scrap alloy. Suitable gold base alloys have only base metal alloying additions which are more readily oxidized than gold and when combined with the gold can be age hardened. Exemplary metals include titanium, zirconium, yttrium and chromium. Scrap from fabricating a dental prosthesis is melted in air so that the base metals are all oxidized and substantially pure gold is reclaimed for reuse in new alloys.

Priority: US2004-846314 Applic. Date: 2004-05-14

Inventor: CASCONE PAUL J [US]


Application No.: US20070113755A1  Published: 24/May/2007

Title: Shaping paste, their use as well as procedure for the production of a ceramic body

Applicant/Assignee: HERAEUS KULZER GMBH

Application No.: 11/451136   Filing Date: 12/Jun/2006

Abstract:

A molding paste for use in ceramic molding containing at least one release agent, at least one ion-donating agent, and/or an amphoteric substance has in particular an electrostatically destabilizing effect on ceramic slips.

Priority: DE200510028721 Applic. Date: 2005-06-20

Inventor: KOOPS ULRICH [DE]; HUHN ROBIN [DE]; WEISS OZLEM [DE]


Application No.: US20070114139A1  Published: 24/May/2007

Title: High stability package for dental treatment devices

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/284472   Filing Date: 22/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A pre-packaged dental treatment system including a dental treatment device having a barrier layer configured for placement over at least a portion of a person's teeth, a dental treatment composition (e.g., a bleaching composition) disposed adjacent to the barrier layer, and a sealed packaging container within which the dental treatment device is disposed. At least a portion of the packaging container includes a laminated polymer material that is substantially impervious to water molecules, which prevents the dental treatment composition from drying out. The laminated polymer material is optionally also a barrier to oxygen molecules.

Priority:

Inventor: MOORE SCOTT E [US]


Application No.: US20070114202A1  Published: 24/May/2007

Title: Sports water bottle

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/284063   Filing Date: 21/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A sports water bottle includes a container, a lid, a resilient member and a spout. The lid is mounted onto the container detachably and has a tube and an upper rim. The tube has an outer surface. The upper rim is formed around the outer surface, has an inner surface and defines a recess. The resilient member has a stationary end and a slidable end. The stationary end is mounted on the inner surface of the upper rim. The slidable end is mounted in the recess. The spout is mounted onto the lid slidably and inserted into the tube. The slidable end of the resilient member can be pushed to bend up the resilient member to push up the spout to drink water from the container. Pushing the stationary end of the resilient member is a more sanitary way to push up the spout.

Priority:

Inventor: LEE YU-YUAN [TW]


Application No.: US20070114242A1  Published: 24/May/2007

Title: Ergonomically-designed multi-chamber and multi-nozzle squeeze bottle

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/285941   Filing Date: 23/Nov/2005

Abstract:

An ergonomically-designed multi-chamber and multi-nozzle squeeze bottle comprising a plurality of separable and cooperatively-engageable chambers, wherein each chamber comprises a main reservoir portion in fluid communication with a tapered and elongated spout portion or feed neck that extends angularly and downwardly therefrom. The terminal end of each feed neck comprises a dedicated nozzle or lid associated therewith, whereupon cooperative-engagement of each chamber portion provides the multi-chamber and multi-nozzle squeeze bottle of the present invention. The present bottle is structurally configured to displace the weight of the sauce/condiment-filled bottle over the user's hand so as to alleviate hand strain and fatigue during use, and to enable equal distribution of hand and finger pressure over the bottle, such that all separate chambers thereof equally receive the requisite compressive force for delivery of smooth, even and controlled lines of dispensed sauces, condiments, liquids, and/or the like.

Priority:

Inventor: DODRILL JOHN [US]


Application No.: US20070114476A1  Published: 24/May/2007

Title: Low radiocarbon nucleotide and amino acid dietary supplements

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/267861   Filing Date: 04/Nov/2005

Abstract:

Methods for significantly lowering the carbon-14 content of DNA and histones in vertebrates, especially humans, to about 10% to about 98% below normal background levels and thereby reduce chromosomal damage using dietary supplements based on low radiocarbon nucleotides, amino acids, and other DNA and histone precursors. Administration of the supplements during the earliest and/or most active growth stages of life is particularly beneficial. Components of the low radiocarbon supplements can be produced using the waste carbon dioxide effluent from industrial combustion processes, generally considered a greenhouse gas pollutant. Carbon dating methods can be used to monitor the improvements achieved by the methods and compositions of the invention.

Priority:

Inventor: WILLIAMS CHRISTOPHER P [US]


Application No.: US20070116599A1  Published: 24/May/2007

Title: STORAGE AND SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR CLINICAL SOLUTIONS USED IN AN AUTOMATIC ANALYZER

Applicant/Assignee: DADE BEHRING INC

Application No.: 11/560220   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A fluid handling system adapted to provide storage and supply of a number of liquid solutions to an automatic clinical analyzer having three different bottle-like containers, a collapsible plastic-metal-plastic pouch having a mouth-like opening, a fitment to be sealed within mouth-like opening a septum within the fitment, and open meal band or cap to seal the septum into the fitment.

Priority: US20050739899P Applic. Date: 2005-11-23

Inventor: WALTERS JAY M [US]; CARRIO JEANNINE M [US]; THOMPSON DAVID R [US]; LLOYD MARK R [US]; PARMER JEFFREY K [US]; WARWICK RICHARD G [US]; SHIELDS THOMAS P [US]; HUPPMAN LAWRENCE D [US]


Application No.: US20070116652A1  Published: 24/May/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070116698A1  Published: 24/May/2007

Title: Novel methods and medicament for treating infectious diseases involving microbial biofilms

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/480676   Filing Date: 03/Jul/2006

Abstract:

The present invention provides a method for prophylaxis and therapy of infectious diseases caused by microorganisms present in biofilms adherent to cell surfaces comprising the step of administering to an individual in need thereof a composition comprising a combination of at least one compound chosen from the group of peroxidase, lactoferrin, lactoferrin peptides, lysozyme and immunoglobulins and at least one growth factor.

Priority: EP19990870145 Applic. Date: 1999-07-07; US2002-048708 Applic. Date: 2002-04-05; WO2000EP06312 Applic. Date: 2000-07-05

Inventor: PERRAUDIN JEAN-PAUL [BE]


Application No.: US20070116735A1  Published: 24/May/2007

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 B [US]


Application No.: US20070116831A1  Published: 24/May/2007

Title: Dental Composition with High-Potency Sweetener

Applicant/Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY

Application No.: 11/556052   Filing Date: 02/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates generally to dental compositions comprising non-caloric or low-caloric high-potency sweeteners and methods for making and using them. In particular, the present invention relates to different dental compositions comprising at least one non-caloric or low-caloric natural and/or synthetic high-potency sweetener, at least one sweet taste improving composition, and an active dental substance. The present invention also relates to dental compositions and methods that can improve the tastes of non-caloric or low-caloric natural and/or synthetic, high-potency sweeteners by imparting a more sugar-like taste or characteristic. In particular, the dental compositions and methods provide a more sugar-like temporal profile, including sweetness onset and sweetness linger, and/or a more sugar-like flavor profile.

Priority: US20050739302P Applic. Date: 2005-11-23; US20050739124P Applic. Date: 2005-11-23; US20060805216P Applic. Date: 2006-06-19; US20060805209P Applic. Date: 2006-06-19

Inventor: PRAKASH INDRA [US]; DUBOIS GRANT E [US]


Application No.: US20070117129A1  Published: 24/May/2007

Title: Antigen arrays for treatment of bone disease

Applicant/Assignee: CYTOS BIOTECHNOLOGY AG

Application No.: 11/589321   Filing Date: 30/Oct/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is related to the fields of molecular biology, virology, immunology and medicine. The invention provides a composition comprising an ordered and repetitive antigen or antigenic determinant array, and in particular a RANKL protein, RANKL fragment or RANKL peptide-VLP-array. More specifically, the invention provides a composition comprising a virus-like particle and at least one RANKL protein, RANKL fragment or RANKL peptide bound thereto. The invention also provides a process for producing the conjugates and the ordered and repetitive arrays, respectively. The compositions of the invention are useful in the production of vaccines for the treatment of bone diseases and as a pharmaccine to prevent or cure bone diseases and to efficiently induce immune responses, in particular antibody responses.

Furthermore, the compositions of the invention are particularly useful to efficiently induce self-specific immune responses within the indicated context.

Priority: US2002-289456 Applic. Date: 2002-11-07; US2002-050902 Applic. Date: 2002-01-18; WO2002IB00166 Applic. Date: 2002-01-21; US20010331045P Applic. Date: 2001-11-07; US20020396635P Applic. Date: 2002-07-19; US20010262379P Applic. Date: 2001-01-19; US20010288549P Applic. Date: 2001-05-04; US20010326998P Applic. Date: 2001-10-05

Inventor: BACHMANN MARTIN [CH]; MAURER PATRIK [CH]; SPOHN GUNTHER [CH]


Application No.: US20070117449A1  Published: 24/May/2007

Title: Clamp

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/560992   Filing Date: 17/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A clamp for securing a circuit board 10 beneath a stencil whilst solder is printed onto pads 11 on the circuit board 10, comprises a mount 12 and an elongate clamping member 17, in the form of a metal strip, mounted in a mouth 18 of the of the mount 12. A longitudinal side edge of the clamping member 17 extends outwardly from the side surface of the mount 12, the upper surface of the clamping member 17 lying in substantially the same plane as the upper surface of the mount 12. The projecting longitudinal side edge of the clamping member 17 comprises a plurality of frangible regions, which can be broken off so that the clamping member 17 only engages points on the side edge of the circuit board 10 which are free of pads 11.

Priority: GB20050023503 Applic. Date: 2005-11-18; GB20060021116 Applic. Date: 2006-10-24

Inventor: HANSFORD KEITH M [GB]


Application No.: US20070117741A1  Published: 24/May/2007

Title: Defensin-inducing agents and related methods

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]


Application No.: US20070118211A1  Published: 24/May/2007

Title: Method for preparing drug eluting medical devices and devices obtained therefrom

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/577932   Filing Date: 07/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method for preparing a drug eluting medical device comprising the application to a stent of a polymer having functional groups capable of chemically binding biological molecules, characterised in that said application is carried out in a single step by means of cold plasma methods. Moreover, the invention also relates to a medical device obtained therefrom.

Priority: WO2003IB05003 Applic. Date: 2003-11-07

Inventor: GAZZA GIANLUCA [MC]


Application No.: US20070119426A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: Fuel Vapor Recovery Canister

Applicant/Assignee: STANT MANUFACTURING INC

Application No.: 11/624063   Filing Date: 17/Jan/2007

Abstract:

A vehicle fuel system includes a fuel vapor recovery canister containing a carbon bed configured to capture hydrocarbon material associated with fuel vapor discharged from the fuel tank into the canister. A purge vacuum is applied to the canister to draw fuel vapor carrying reclaimed hydrocarbon material from the canister into an intake manifold coupled to an engine so that the reclaimed hydrocarbon material can be burned in the engine.

Priority: US2005-202966 Applic. Date: 2005-08-12

Inventor: KING TIMOTHY J [US]


Application No.: US20070119475A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: Dental floss having a fractionated bee propolis coating

Applicant/Assignee: CC POLLEN CO., ARIZONA, USA

Application No.: 11/287468   Filing Date: 28/Nov/2005

Abstract:

Dental floss coated with a composition containing fractioned propolis wax isolated without the use of solvents. The dental floss coating composition contains about 24-50 mg/g of total polyphenols, about 11-18% resins, about 77-87% wax, about 2.4-5.0% polyphenols and about 0-5% other materials.

Priority:

Inventor: HUDNALL MICHAEL [US]; ARTISS FRANK [JP]


Application No.: US20070119726A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: WINE GLASS

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/668046   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2007

Abstract:

A wine glass constructed from molded plastic includes an upper body defining an upwardly narrowed flume for concentrating the wine bouquet, in combination with a contoured lower base defining an annular moat surrounding a central punt for enhanced visual inspection of the wine. In addition, the upper body further includes a notched indent at an outboard side thereof forming a shelf for facilitated fingertip grasping and manipulation of the assembled glass. In one form, the upper body and lower base of the wine glass are provided as separate modules adapted for assembly to form the wine glass, and disassembly for respective compact stacking. In another form, the wine glass has a one-piece construction adapted for compact stacking by nested reception of the upwardly narrowed flume partially into the underside of the lower base of an overlying glass in the stack.

Priority: US2006-309159 Applic. Date: 2006-07-03; US2004-979847 Applic. Date: 2004-11-01

Inventor: WILLAT BOYD I [US]; PERRULLI JOSEPH T [US]; VELICK PAUL H [US]


Application No.: US20070119868A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: Pumping and floating pistons coated with a barrier layer

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/570974   Filing Date: 09/Sep/2004

Abstract:

Pumping and floating pistons ( 70 ) suitable for a hand pump ( 10 ) for a viscous fluid material such as a toothpaste, made of a plastics material coated with a barrier layer ( 75 ). A preferred barrier layer is a thermoplastic elastomer. The barrier layer of the pumping piston may be integrally formed into a one way outlet valve. The barrier layer reduces leakage of components of the fluid material out through the piston, or ingress of environmental components through the piston.

Priority: GB20030021332 Applic. Date: 2003-09-11; WO2004EP10171 Applic. Date: 2004-09-09

Inventor: KRAEMER HANS [DE]


Application No.: US20070122353A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: Drug condensation aerosols and kits

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/504419   Filing Date: 15/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention provides novel condensation aerosols for the treatment of disease and/or intermittent or acute conditions. These condensation aerosols have little or no pyrolysis degradation products and are characterized by having an MMAD of between 1-3 microns. These aerosols are made by rapidly heating a substrate coated with a thin film of drug having a thickness of between 0.05 and 20 mum, while passing a gas over the film, to form particles of a desirable particle size for inhalation. Kits comprising a drug and a device for producing a condensation aerosol are also provided The device contained in the kit typically, has an element for heating the drug which is coated as a film on the substrate and contains a therapeutically effective dose of a drug when the drug is administered in aerosol form, and an element allowing the vapor to cool to form an aerosol. Also disclosed, are methods for using these aerosols and kits.

Priority: US2002-302010 Applic. Date: 2002-11-21; US2002-302614 Applic. Date: 2002-11-21; US2002-322227 Applic. Date: 2002-12-17; US2003-633877 Applic. Date: 2003-08-04; US2003-633876 Applic. Date: 2003-08-04; US2003-718982 Applic. Date: 2003-11-20; US2001-057197 Applic. Date: 2001-10-26; US2001-057198 Applic. Date: 2001-10-26; US2002-146080 Applic. Date: 2002-05-13; US2002-146086 Applic. Date: 2002-05-13; US2002-146088 Applic. Date: 2002-05-13; US2002-146515 Applic. Date: 2002-05-13; US20010296225P Applic. Date: 2001-06-05; US20010294203P Applic. Date: 2001-05-24; US20010317479P Applic. Date: 2001-09-05; US20010345882P Applic. Date: 2001-11-09; US20010345145P Applic. Date: 2001-11-09; US20010345876P Applic. Date: 2001-11-09; US20010332280P Applic. Date: 2001-11-21; US20010336218P Applic. Date: 2001-10-30; US20010335049P Applic. Date: 2001-10-30; US20020371457P Applic. Date: 2002-04-09; US20010332279P Applic. Date: 2001-11-21; US2002-146516 Applic. Date: 2002-05-13; US2002-150056 Applic. Date: 2002-05-15; US20010332165P Applic. Date: 2001-11-21; US20010342066P Applic. Date: 2001-12-18; US20020412068P Applic. Date: 2002-09-18; US2002-150267 Applic. Date: 2002-05-15; US2002-150268 Applic. Date: 2002-05-15; US2002-150591 Applic. Date: 2002-05-17; US2002-150857 Applic. Date: 2002-05-17; US2002-151596 Applic. Date: 2002-05-16; US2002-151626 Applic. Date: 2002-05-16; US2002-152639 Applic. Date: 2002-05-20; US2002-152640 Applic. Date: 2002-05-20; US2002-152652 Applic. Date: 2002-05-20; US2002-153139 Applic. Date: 2002-05-20; US2002-153311 Applic. Date: 2002-05-21; US2002-153313 Applic. Date: 2002-05-21; US2002-153831 Applic. Date: 2002-05-21; US2002-153839 Applic. Date: 2002-05-21; US2002-154594 Applic. Date: 2002-05-23; US2002-154765 Applic. Date: 2002-05-23; US2002-155097 Applic. Date: 2002-05-23; US2002-155373 Applic. Date: 2002-05-22; US2002-155621 Applic. Date: 2002-05-22; US2002-155703 Applic. Date: 2002-05-22; US2002-155705 Applic. Date: 2002-05-22; US2002-280315 Applic. Date: 2002-10-25

Inventor: HALE RON L [US]; HODGES CRAIG C [US]; LLOYD PETER M [US]; LU AMY T [US]; MYERS DANIEL J [US]; RABINOWITZ JOSHUA D [US]; WENSLEY MARTIN J [US]; MCKINNEY JEFFREY A [US]; ZAFFARONI ALEJANDRO C [US]


Application No.: US20070122356A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: GLASS COMPOSITIONS AS AN ANTIMICROBIAL ADDITIVE FOR DENTAL MATERIALS

Applicant/Assignee: SCHOTT AG

Application No.: 10/599807   Filing Date: 25/May/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to a use of glass compositions having an antimicrobial and/or disinfectant effect in materials used for restoring teeth, excluding implants.

Priority: DE200410026432 Applic. Date: 2004-05-29; WO2005EP05632 Applic. Date: 2005-05-25

Inventor: KESSLER SUSANNE [DE]; FECHNER JORG H [DE]; SENSCHAL KARINE [DE]; ZIMMER JOSE [DE]


Application No.: US20070122357A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: Dentifrice composition

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/545266   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2006

Abstract:

Dentifrice compositions which provide chemical cleaning of the oral surfaces with a combination of surfactant, chelant, and pH

further this dentifrice composition can minimize the use of abrasives to provide a gentle cleaning of the oral surfaces.

Priority: US20050740538P Applic. Date: 2005-11-29

Inventor: GLANDORF WILLIAM M [US]


Application No.: US20070122360A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: Nonaqueous gel composition for tooth whitening and tooth whitening set

Applicant/Assignee: LION CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/584192   Filing Date: 24/Dec/2004

Abstract:

A nonaqueous gel composition for tooth whitening, comprising: (A) tooth whitening ingredient having a relative permittivity of 17.0 to 43.0 (at 25 DEG C.) and a vapor pressure of 0 to 7000 kPa (at 25 DEG C.), (B) substance that is soluble in the tooth whitening ingredient and is precipitated by an aqueous solution of calcium chloride, and (C) gelling agent, which nonaqueous gel composition contains substantially none of water and peroxide. This tooth whitening component can penetrate into the enamel surface layer of teeth to thereby alter the optical properties, such as refractive index and reflectance, of the enamel so that the enamel is apparently whitened. The whitened teeth can be restored to the original tooth color in a reversible manner in the presence of water. Further the persistence of reversible whitening effect can be strikingly enhanced by the nonaqueous gel composition.

Priority: JP20030432095 Applic. Date: 2003-12-26; WO2004JP19344 Applic. Date: 2004-12-24

Inventor: ONIKI TAKAYUKI [JP]; UCHIYAMA AKIRA [JP]; FUKUDA YASUSHI [JP]; INOUE SHIMAKO [JP]


Application No.: US20070122361A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: Tooth colorant and whitener, method of manufacture, and method of use thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/289764   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A polymerizable tooth colorant composition, comprising: a polymerizable resin composition

an additive composition comprising a colorant, a whitener, or both

and a curing system. The composition allows easy coloring and/or whitening of teeth.

Priority:

Inventor: JIA WEITAO [US]


Application No.: US20070122362A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: HYDROGEL SHEETS AND SHAPES FOR ORAL CARE

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/563634   Filing Date: 27/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A hydrogel for use in oral care. The hydrogel is ion beam cross-linked, the hydrogel is adapted to be disposed in the oral cavity and may be adapted to provide a denture fixative or may be loaded with a whitening agent for use in whitening one or more teeth and disposed on or adjacent one or more teeth and the whitening agent is slow-released to whiten the one or more teeth. Other loading materials may include materials for treatment of alveolitis or malodor, inter alia. The present invention is a new hydrophilic oral and dental cohesive hydrogel sheet designed to securely grip and cushion prosthetic devices in the human mouth with the further ability to slow release antimicrobial or other orally desirable agents. Additionally, the invention also provides a method of making an orally cohesive device that: 1) is easily adapted and applied to a removable dental prosthesis

2) bonds well to alveolar ridge/palatal mucosa and denture acrylic materials

and 3) releases cleanly, with no tacky or thixotropic residue when the prosthesis is removed. The cohesive hydrogel gel device is a hydrogel-forming polymer mixed with water, optionally surrounding an internal scrim, and uses an electron-beam energy source to cause cross-linking. The method does not need any chemical additive to affect the cross-linking. Furthermore the beam energy can be adjusted to optimize the cohesive properties of either side of the device, as well as to compensate for addition of orally active agents, if any are chosen. The hydrogel sheets are pre-cut to fit most sizes of maxillary and mandibular full denture prostheses, but can be easily trimmed with a scissors by the end user for the ideal custom fit of any full or partial denture, in either arch.

Priority: US20050739633P Applic. Date: 2005-11-26

Inventor: GINIGER MARTIN S [US]; SPAID MATTHEW S [US]


Application No.: US20070122363A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: CORPOREAL DELIVERY OF CAROTENOIDS

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/563617   Filing Date: 27/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A method for delivery of a phytochemical supplement to a corporeal body. The method of delivery comprises providing a phytochemical supplement in an orally acceptable composition and applying the orally acceptable composition including the phytochemical supplement in contact with a feature of the oral cavity of a corporeal body. An oral care composition comprising a phytochemical supplement for one or more of ingestion or trans-mucosal absorption and a method for making the same are also disclosed.

Priority: US20050739635P Applic. Date: 2005-11-26

Inventor: GINIGER MARTIN S [US]; SPAID MATTHEW S [US]; OLSON BRIAN [US]


Application No.: US20070122425A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: Process for recombinant expression and purification of antimicrobial peptides using periplasmic targeting signals as precipitable hydrophobic tags

Applicant/Assignee: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 11/287809   Filing Date: 28/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A process was developed for expressing antimicrobial peptides in a recombinant host cell that eliminates host cell toxicity and antimicrobial peptide degradation, as well as providing a process for rapid purification. Fusion proteins comprising a periplasmic targeting signal, cleavage site, and antimicrobial peptides provide the basis for this process which produces antimicrobial peptides that may be used in antimicrobial compositions and articles.

Priority:

Inventor: KEELER SHARON J [US]; WOLSTENHOLME SHERYL M [US]; DUKE JODIE L [US]; HNATOW LINDA L [US]


Application No.: US20070122475A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: Taste masking composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/657429   Filing Date: 24/Jan/2007

Abstract:

A composition for delivery of a medicament that has a bitter taste and/or causes throat catch is provided. The composition contains Carbomer 934, Carbomer 971, Carbomer 974, PEG-5M or a mixture thereof in an amount sufficient to mask the bitter taste of the medicament and/or throat catch.

Priority: US2002-210484 Applic. Date: 2002-08-01; US20010309285P Applic. Date: 2001-08-01

Inventor: CORBO MICHAEL [US]; MIGTON JOHN [US]; PATELL MAHESH [US]


Application No.: US20070123469A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: N- or C- terminally modified small peptides

Applicant/Assignee: ZEALAND PHARMA A/S WYETH

Application No.: 11/482365   Filing Date: 07/Jul/2006

Abstract:

N- or C-terminally modified small peptides having antiarrhythmic properties are disclosed, and in particular small peptides that possess improved pharmacokinetic properties such as having a reduced tendency to inhibit the activity of isozyme 3A4 of cytochrome P450 oxidase. The invention further relates to uses of said compounds in the preparation of a medicament, and to pharmaceutical compositions comprising said compounds.

Priority: GB20050014071 Applic. Date: 2005-07-07; US20050697138P Applic. Date: 2005-07-07

Inventor: LARSEN BJARNE D [DK]; KERNS EDWARD H [US]


Application No.: US20070123511A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: Benzopyranone compounds, compositions thereof, and methods for treating or preventing cancer

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/473564   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2006

Abstract:

This invention relates to Benzopyranone Compounds, compositions comprising a Benzopyranone Compound and methods for treating or preventing cancer or inhibiting the growth of a cancer cell or neoplastic cell comprising administering an effective amount of a Benzopyranone Compound to a patient in need thereof. The Benzopyranone Compounds have the formula: including pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1 and n are as defined herein.

Priority: US20050693867P Applic. Date: 2005-06-24

Inventor: SAKATA STEVEN T [US]; NARLA RAMA K [US]; STEIN BERND [US]; MISSBACH MARTIN [CH]; RENAUD JOHANNE [CH]


Application No.: US20070123544A1  Published: 31/May/2007

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 ROBERT JR [US]; SHAVER SAMMY R [US]; ABREO MELWYN A [US]; ALFARO-LOPEZ LORENZO J [US]; FENG YANGHO [US]; KHASANOVA TATYANA V [US]; HOLLADAY MARK W [US]; CREAN CHRISTOPHER S [US]


Application No.: US20070123562A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: Compositions and methods for treating middle-of-the-night insomnia

Applicant/Assignee: TRANSORAL PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 11/439884   Filing Date: 23/May/2006

Abstract:

The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating middle-of-the-night insomnia without residual sedative effects upon awakening by administering low doses (about 5 mg or less) of zolpidem or a salt thereof.

Priority: US20050684842P Applic. Date: 2005-05-25; US20050741673P Applic. Date: 2005-12-01; US20060788340P Applic. Date: 2006-03-31; US20060788249P Applic. Date: 2006-03-31

Inventor: SINGH NIKHILESH [US]; PATHER SATHASIVAN I [US]


Application No.: US20070123602A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: Use of thermal reversible associations for enhanced polymer interactions

Applicant/Assignee: BAUSCH & LOMB INCORPORATED

Application No.: 11/595385   Filing Date: 09/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates generally to the development of medical devices which show thermal reversible associations with similar polymer molecules contained in the majority of device care solutions. The thermal reversible association provides an enhanced interaction which leads to less bacterial adhesion and uptake on the device and sustained release of a conditioning agent.

Priority: US20050740534P Applic. Date: 2005-11-29

Inventor: LINHARDT JEFFREY [US]; SALAMONE JOSEPH C [US]; AMMON DANIEL M JR [US]; BORAZJANI ROYA N [US]


Application No.: US20070123604A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: Dental releasing materials

Applicant/Assignee: ADA FOUNDATION

Application No.: 11/138182   Filing Date: 26/May/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to methods and compositions of dental materials containing nano-sized calcium phosphate and other fillers that release calcium, phosphate and fluoride. This invention further relates to dental compositions for restorations, stress-bearing applications, artificial crowns, anterior and posterior tooth fillings, adhesives, cavity liners, cements, bases, orthodontic devices, prostheses, and sealants utilizing high stress-bearing materials that release materials for the remineralization of decayed tooth structures.

Priority:

Inventor: XU HUAKUN [US]; SUN LIMIN [US]; TAKAGI SHOZO [US]; CHOW LAURENCE C [US]


Application No.: US20070123605A1  Published: 31/May/2007

Title: Self-cure activator

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 11/501342   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2006

Abstract:

A self curing activator for chemical polymerization of the interface of a dental bonding agent and a self curing or dual curing dental cement or restorative, includes an aryl borate compound, a polymerizable monomer, an optional acidic compound, an amine compound which exhibits a catalytic action, an organic peroxide containing material, and a metal compound wherein said metal compound promotes the decomposition of the organic peroxide.

Priority: US2006-351040 Applic. Date: 2006-02-08; US20050651030P Applic. Date: 2005-02-08

Inventor: LIU HUAIBING [US]; HAMMESFAHR PAUL D [US]; POMRINK GREGORY [US]


Application No.: US20070124885A1  Published: 07/Jun/2007

Title: Cleaning device with pivoting tank

Applicant/Assignee: SHOP VAC CORPORATION

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

Abstract:

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

Priority:

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


Application No.: US20070125385A1  Published: 07/Jun/2007

Title: Full face respiratory mask with integrated nasal interface

Applicant/Assignee: RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC

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

Abstract:

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

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

Inventor: HO PETER C F [US]; EATON JASON P [US]


Application No.: US20070125568A1  Published: 07/Jun/2007

Title: Water-swellable waterproof sealant

Applicant/Assignee: SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD

Application No.: 10/587958   Filing Date: 27/Jan/2005

Abstract:

A water swelling water stop material comprised of a water permeable sheet, characterized in that water absorbent resin particles (A) are enclosed therein so that the water stop material upon water absorption and swelling has the configuration of polyhedron (B). The water stop material is thin to thereby facilitate storage thereof and is lightweight to thereby render carry thereof easy. The polyhedron (B) is so constructed that upon water absorption and swelling, at least two faces are planar. When the polyhedron (B) is formed into a rectangular solid or cube, even if multiple polyhedrons (B) are piled one upon another, they are stable and are resistant to collapse even under the influence of a a large amount of water. When polyhedrons (B) of the same configuration are piled one upon another, any gaps between water stop materials are slight so as to inhibit water leakage through the gaps. Moreover, when the polyhedron (B) has a cavity, the cavity can be packed with a heavy solid material or can have a stake hammered therein so that the water stop material can stably resist violent water streams. Therefore, this water swelling water stop material can be appropriately used as a water stop material for rainwater penetration prevention in order to protect banks, buildings, houses, etc. in the event of flood, heavy rain, etc.

Priority: JP20040024018 Applic. Date: 2004-01-30; JP20040024031 Applic. Date: 2004-01-30; WO2005JP01133 Applic. Date: 2005-01-27

Inventor: KIDA HIROYUKI [JP]; ZENITANI YUKIO [JP]


Application No.: US20070125669A1  Published: 07/Jun/2007

Title: Footwear packaging

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/582458   Filing Date: 08/Dec/2004

Abstract:

A footwear package comprises a flexible bag ( 2 ) or like container of which at least a front is light-transmitting. Closure means ( 23 ) is provided for closing the container. Locating means ( 21 ) is provided for locating items of footwear in the container.

Priority: GB20030028790 Applic. Date: 2003-12-12; WO2004GB05147 Applic. Date: 2004-12-08

Inventor: LEE SIMON L [GB]; POTTER EDWARD W [GB]; NEWLAND PETER J [GB]


Application No.: US20070128129A1  Published: 07/Jun/2007

Title: ENZYMATIC BLEACHING SYSTEM

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/610958   Filing Date: 14/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a novel enzymatic bleaching system, including at least one oxidase and at least one perhydrolase, body care agents, hair shampoos, hair care agents, mouth-, tooth- or denture care products, cosmetics, therapeutics, textile detergents, cleaning compositions, rinsing agents, textile detergents for automatic washing machines, hand detergents, hand dishwashing agents, automatic dishwasher agents, disinfectants and agents for bleaching or disinfecting filter media, textiles, hides, paper, skins or leather, comprising the novel enzymatic bleaching system, as well as uses of the novel enzymatic bleaching system and this composition.

Priority: DE200410029475 Applic. Date: 2004-06-18; WO2005EP06178 Applic. Date: 2005-06-09

Inventor: STEHR REGINA [DE]; BESSLER CORNELIUS [DE]; MAURER KARL-HEINZ [DE]; WIELAND SUSANNE [DE]; HOVEN NINA [DE]; PRUSER INKEN [DE]


Application No.: US20070128276A1  Published: 07/Jun/2007

Title: Controlled release compositions comprising nimesulide

Applicant/Assignee: PANACEA BIOTEC LTD

Application No.: 11/545718   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A controlled release composition comprising nimesulide as an active agent formulated as a gastroretentive system, preferably as a solid oral dosage form is provided, wherein the residence time of the active agent is increased in the stomach, duodenum, jejunum or ileum. The present invention also provides process of preparing such dosage form and methods of using such dosage form compositions. The dosage form compositions are preferably administered once-a-day or twice-a-day and are particularly very useful in the prophylaxis or treatment of NSAID indicated disorder(s) such as acute painful conditions like post-operative trauma, pain associated with cancer, sports injuries, migraine headache and the like, or chronic diseases such as arthritis and the like.

Priority: IN1999DE01297 Applic. Date: 1999-09-28; US2003-089020 Applic. Date: 2003-03-27; WO2000IN00094 Applic. Date: 2000-09-27

Inventor: JAIN RAJESH [IN]; JINDAL KOUR C [IN]; TALWAR MUNISH [IN]


Application No.: US20070128293A1  Published: 07/Jun/2007

Title: Extrapallial fluid of molluscs, methods of obtaining same, formulation and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE D'INNOVATION ET DE RECHERCHE APPLIQUEE SA(SIERA SA)

Application No.: 10/587968   Filing Date: 14/Feb/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to a fluid preparation method comprising the recovery of the fluid that is located between the shell and the body of a mollusc. The invention also relates to the liquid obtained using said method, and to the use thereof in the pharmaceutical field, in particular in order to improve cutaneous healing, to regenerate tissues or to promote osteogenesis or bone mineralization. The invention further relates to compositions, particularly pharmaceutical compositions, medical devices or food supplements containing same.

Priority: FR20040001474 Applic. Date: 2004-02-13; WO2005FR00344 Applic. Date: 2005-02-14

Inventor: LOPEZ EVELYNE [FR]; BOURRAT XAVIER [FR]; ROUSSEAU MARTHE [FR]


Application No.: US20070128587A1  Published: 07/Jun/2007

Title: Method of diagnosis of foot and mouth disease and the diagnostic kit

Applicant/Assignee: PRINCETON BIOMEDITECH CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/555059   Filing Date: 06/May/2003

Abstract:

The present invention provides a method for diagnosing foot-and-mouth disease virus infection, comprising the steps of applying a predetermined amount of a test sample to a loading region of a strip

coupling a detection reagent including a given labeling reagent to an analyte of interest in the test sample to form a complex therebetween

developing the complex onto a wicking membrane

and observing changes in appearance of a reactivity zone having at least more than one immobilized phase selected from antigen, antibody or hapten on the predetermined region of the wicking membrane, derived from FMDV or obtainable from FMDV through an immunological reaction to determine the presence or absence of foot-and-mouth disease virus infection. It also provides a kit for diagnosing foot-and-mouth disease virus infection comprising a strip 1 including a reactivity zone 13 containing at least more than one immobilized phase selected from antigen, antibody or hapten thereon, derived from FMDV or obtainable from FMDV through an immunological reaction, and a control zone 14 for confining normal operation of the kit, provided on a predetermined region of a wicking membrane 9

and a housing 20 protecting the strip 1 from a variety of contaminants, and including at least a test sample application port 2 and an indicia window 4 for observing results of reaction in the reactivity zone 13 and the control zone 14 on the strip.

Priority: KR20030026809 Applic. Date: 2003-04-28; WO2003KR00896 Applic. Date: 2003-05-06

Inventor: 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]; JOO YI-SEOK [KR]; AN SOO-HWAN [KR]; KIM IN-JOONG [KR]; KIM OK-KYUNG [KR]; KIM HEE-JEONG [KR]; JANG KI-YONG [KR]; SHIN NAM-KYU [KR]; HWANG SUH-HA [KR]; KANG JE-MO [US]; KIM CHANG-HO [KR]; KO SONG-WOO [KR]


Application No.: US20070129396A1  Published: 07/Jun/2007

Title: Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 10/577834   Filing Date: 04/Nov/2004

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine receptor antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: US20030517243P Applic. Date: 2003-11-04; WO2004US36663 Applic. Date: 2004-11-04

Inventor: WAN ZEHONG [US]; YAN HONGXING [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]; LAINE DRAMANE I [US]


Application No.: US20070129458A1  Published: 07/Jun/2007

Title: Dental compositions comprising disacrylamides and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/699597   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2007

Abstract:

The invention concerns a dental composition comprising bisacrylamides that are polymerizable by free-radical polymerization and by Michael-addition polymerization with amines. The application of polymerization and addition polymerization with amines opens the possibility to completely reacted materials that have no oxygen inhibited layers. The claimed bisacrylamides have an improved hydrolytic stability.

Priority: US2004-793357 Applic. Date: 2004-03-04; US2002-308564 Applic. Date: 2002-12-03; US2001-925173 Applic. Date: 2001-08-09; US20010310572P Applic. Date: 2001-08-07; US20000224670P Applic. Date: 2000-08-11

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


Application No.: US20070129459A1  Published: 07/Jun/2007

Title: Enamel adhesive composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/588229   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2005

Abstract:

An adhesive resin cement composition having excellent adhesion and physical properties without the application of a priming material or an adhesive when it is bonded to the enamel and aesthetic properties. A photocurable dental enamel adhesive composition comprising (A) a radically polymerizable monomer having an acid group and a structure represented by the following formula (1): CH2-CR<1>-COO-R<2>-OCO-R<3>-COOH (1) (R<1 >is H or CH3, and R<2 >and R<3 >are each independently a divalent inert group essentially composed of C and H), (B) a monofunctional radically polymerizable monomer having a molecular weight of 220 or less and a boiling point of 60 DEG C./10 mmHg or more, (C) a carboxylic ester group-containing aromatic amine, (D) a photopolymerization initiator and (E) a bifunctional radically polymerizable monomer and optionally (F) a filler.

Priority: JP20040030991 Applic. Date: 2004-02-06; WO2005JP02101 Applic. Date: 2005-02-04

Inventor: ZENG WEIPING [JP]; TASHIRO KOICHI [JP]; TANAKA HARUMI [JP]


Application No.: US20070129792A1  Published: 07/Jun/2007

Title: Method for preparing crosslinked polyelectrolyte multilayer films

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/580544   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to methods for preparing crosslinked polyelectrolytes, in particular crosslinked polyelectrolytes multilayer films. The invention also relates to a method of coating a surface, and the obtained coated article.

Priority: EP20030292972 Applic. Date: 2003-11-28; WO2004IB04130 Applic. Date: 2004-11-29

Inventor: PICART CATHERINE [FR]; VOEGEL JEAN-CLAUDE [FR]; FRISCH BENOIT [FR]; SCHAAF PIERRE [FR]; DECHER GERO [DE]; CUISINIER FREDERIC [FR]


Application No.: US20070130719A1  Published: 14/Jun/2007

Title: STEAM FLOOR MOP

Applicant/Assignee: XIAO TIAN (ZHONGSHAN) INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 11/608819   Filing Date: 09/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The present invention discloses a steam floor mop, comprising a handle

a central body inside which a manual water pump, a water tank, and a steam generator are housed

and a floor brush connected flexibly to the central body, wherein the manual water pump, the water tank, and the steam generator are connected to the floor brush by means of pipes

said handle is connected directly to the piston rod of the manual water pump and serves to manipulate the operation of the manual water pump

said floor brush is covered by a cleaning cloth. In accordance with the steam floor mop of the present invention, by only pushing the handle of the steam floor mop, the steam can be generated and distributed to the floor brush so that the cleaning work having an effect of high temperature disinfecting and sterilization can be realized. It is not needed to power on the water pump additionally so as to supply water to the steam generator to generate the steam. Besides, a plurality of rib stripes are set on the floor brush, and a plurality of steam distributing grooves are formed between the rib stripes, so that the steam can be distributed uniformly to the whole cleaning surface of the floor brush. In addition, the floor brush is covered tightly by a cleaning cloth having a plurality of #-shaped checks formed thereon, so that the stains adhered to the floor can be cleaned easily. Therefore, by utilizing the steam floor mop of the present invention, the cleaning work can be performed conveniently and is time and labor saving, the effect of high temperature disinfecting and sterilization can be realized thoroughly.

Priority: CN20052120479U Applic. Date: 2005-12-10

Inventor: ZHOU HONG [CN]


Application No.: US20070131555A1  Published: 14/Jun/2007

Title: Apparatus for manufacturing components using electrophoretic deposition

Applicant/Assignee: CEREL (CERAMIC TECHNOLOGIES) LTD

Application No.: 11/313100   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2005

Abstract:

The invention is an apparatus, methods and systems for the production of coatings or small components having defined pre-set dimensions and properties by electrophoretic deposition (EPD) on electrically conducting or semi-conducting substrates. The invention provides efficient and precise mass manufacturing of components by EPD, such as anodes of electrolytic capacitors, by achieving high utilization of expensive raw materials and by consistently achieving tight dimensional tolerances of defined component shapes in repeated depositions. This includes production sequences of discrete components, batches of components, and production by semi-continuous operation.

Priority: IL20050172478 Applic. Date: 2005-12-08

Inventor: THON ASSAF [IL]; BREEN BARRY N [IL]


Application No.: US20070131910A1  Published: 14/Jun/2007

Title: Conductive polymer

Applicant/Assignee: HERIOTWATT UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 10/575743   Filing Date: 07/Oct/2004

Abstract:

This invention relates to an intrinsically conducting polymer (ICP), a plastics based electrode and a method for making such an electrode. In particular, the plastics based electrode comprises a plastic strip of cellulose acetate acting as a substrate with a thin coating of intrinsically conducting poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) and poly (4-styrnesulphonate) (i.e. PEDOT/PSS) polymer comprising an amount of vinylacetate/ethylene copolymer. The plastics based electrode may be used in apparatus for the detection of dental caries.

Priority: GB20030023733 Applic. Date: 2003-10-10; WO2004GB04244 Applic. Date: 2004-10-07

Inventor: DANIEL ABRAHAM [GB]; FOTHERINGHAM ALEXANDER F [GB]


Application No.: US20070134171A1  Published: 14/Jun/2007

Title: Vehicles for oral care with magnolia bark extract

Applicant/Assignee: GIC INNOVATIONS COMPANY

Application No.: 11/602165   Filing Date: 17/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A vehicle and a method for oral care that includes Magnolia Bark Extract in combination with a surface active agent. The effectiveness of Magnolia Bark Extract in inhibiting biofilm formation in the oral cavity is increased by a synergistic combination of the Magnolia Bark Extract with a surface active agent in an oral cavity delivery agent, such as spray, mouthwash, toothpaste, dental cleaner, gel, dental floss, toothpick, dentifrice, and a denture cleaner.

Priority: US20050742363P Applic. Date: 2005-12-02

Inventor: DODDS MICHAEL W [US]; MAXWELL JAMES R [US]; GREENBERG MICHAEL J [US]; TIAN MINMIN [US]


Application No.: US20070134262A1  Published: 14/Jun/2007

Title: Antigens encoded by alternative reading frames from pathogenic viruses

Applicant/Assignee: INTERCELL AG

Application No.: 10/512790   Filing Date: 24/Jul/2003

Abstract:

The invention discloses polypeptides encoded by an alternative reading frame of a pathogenic virus, which polypeptides-start with a methionine amino acid residue,-comprise an antigenic determinant and-comprise more than 7 amino acid residues and fragments of said polypeptides comprising more than 7 amino acids.

Priority: AT20020001124 Applic. Date: 2002-07-24; EP20030450171 Applic. Date: 2003-07-11; WO2003EP08112 Applic. Date: 2003-07-24

Inventor: MATTNER FRANK [AT]; SCHMIDT WALTER [AT]; HABEL ANDRE [AT]


Application No.: US20070134280A1  Published: 14/Jun/2007

Title: Thixotropic ingestible formulation to treat sore throat

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/704628   Filing Date: 09/Feb/2007

Abstract:

A thixotropic formulation includes a high molecular weight, thixotropic, gel-forming, naturally occurring polysaccharide extracted from algae and comprised of repeating sulfated and non-sulfated galactose and 3,6 anhydrogalactose ( 3,6 -AG) units, and includes water.

Priority: US2006-501609 Applic. Date: 2006-08-09; US2005-210293 Applic. Date: 2005-08-24; US20040635095P Applic. Date: 2004-12-10; US20060772398P Applic. Date: 2006-02-10

Inventor: ROMAN STEPHEN B [US]; KEHOE GARY S [US]


Application No.: US20070134297A1  Published: 14/Jun/2007

Title: DEVICE TO AID IN SEXUAL PLEASURE

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/608315   Filing Date: 08/Dec/2006

Abstract:

There is provided a dissolving strip adapted to be placed on a person's tongue to aid in giving oral sexual pleasure to both men and women. The strip comprises: a dissolvable, orally consumable, composition

and the strip is flexible and adapted to adhere to a surface in the mouth, usually the tongue. The strip dissolves in about 5 to 20 minutes and preferably in about 10 to 15 minutes.

Priority: US20050597541P Applic. Date: 2005-12-08

Inventor: WASHINGTON NAQAM [US]


Application No.: US20070134299A1  Published: 14/Jun/2007

Title: Method and formula for prevention of cold and flu and suppression of related symptoms

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/296879   Filing Date: 08/Dec/2005

Abstract:

The present invention generally relates to methods, compositions and systems for preventing the common cold and flu, for reducing the duration of common colds and flu, for reducing the severity of common cold and flu symptoms and for reducing/eliminating the transmission of the common cold and flu. Specifically, it relates to the treatment a of subject having a cold with a composition comprising cesium and/or rubidium ions. In a composition aspect, the present invention provides a composition for treating a common cold and flu.

Priority:

Inventor: GILES BRIAN C [US]


Application No.: US20070134331A1  Published: 14/Jun/2007

Title: Orodispersible pharmaceutical composition for oromucosal or sublingual administration of agomelatine

Applicant/Assignee: LES LABORATOIRES SERVIER

Application No.: 11/638960   Filing Date: 14/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The invention relates to a coated solid orodispersible pharmaceutical composition for the administration of agomelatine by the oral, oromucosal or sublingual route.

Priority: FR20050012647 Applic. Date: 2005-12-14

Inventor: JULIEN MARC [FR]; THARRAULT FRANCOIS [FR]; PEAN JEAN-MANUEL [FR]; WUTHRICH PATRICK [FR]


Application No.: US20070134618A1  Published: 14/Jun/2007

Title: Polyorganosiloxane dental impression materials with improved wetting and stability

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORP

Application No.: 11/650770   Filing Date: 08/Jan/2007

Abstract:

A dental impression material comprising a polyvinylsiloxane and a surfactant, wherein said surfactant imparts wettability to the composition, such that the material has a surface contact angle with water of less than about 10 degrees after about 15 seconds.

Priority: US2004-778855 Applic. Date: 2004-02-13; US2003-738516 Applic. Date: 2003-12-17; US20020436030P Applic. Date: 2002-12-23

Inventor: HARE ROBERT V [US]


Application No.: US20070134814A1  Published: 14/Jun/2007

Title: Methods and compositions for the detection of calcifying nano-particles, identification and quantification of associated proteins thereon, and correlation to disease

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/299328   Filing Date: 09/Dec/2005

Abstract:

Disclosed are methods and compositions for detecting, analyzing and assessing the significance of calcifying nano-particles. The disclosed methods and compositions generally involve detecting one or more proteins present on a calcifying nano-particle. It has been discovered that particular proteins become associated with calcifying nano-particles. This association provides a means for detecting, classifying, analyzing, categorizing, and assessing calcifying nano-particles. Detecting particular proteins while associated with a calcifying nano-particle can be used to indicate the presence and type of calcifying nano-particle, which can be used to indicate the presence of, or disposition to, diseases or conditions. Multiple proteins on a calcifying particle can be detected. The presence or absence of particular proteins and the pattern of the presence and absence of particular proteins can be used to indicate the presence and type of calcifying nano-particle.

Priority:

Inventor: KAJANDER E O [US]; AHO KATJA M [FI]; CIFTCIOGLU NEVA [US]


Application No.: US20070135191A1  Published: 14/Jun/2007

Title: Instructional game for teaching budgeting and finance management to students

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/288595   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a game that provides different and varying scenarios relating to budgeting wherein the student is given a Monthly Budget Sheet containing a Before Column, an After Column, and a plurality of spaces and fill-in-the blank lines for such information as Income, and for Expense Items such as Housing, Auto, Food, Clothing, Medical/Health, and Personal Expenses. Income allows the inclusion of a First Wages and a Second Wages, depending upon whether the student participant is single or married and whether the spouse earns a wage. Each Expense Item has expense estimate blank space in the Before Column and in the After Column, thus allowing the student to make changes to the Budget Sheet based upon understandings and realizations arrived at during the game. During the game, the students must draw certain instructional cards, such as Occupation Cards, Children Cards, Credit Score Cards, and Surprise Cards, which create different scenarios which the students must deal with in the budget process.

Priority:

Inventor: BAKER CAROLYN [US]; BAKER RONALD [US]; JACOBS HEIDI [US]


Application No.: US20070135335A1  Published: 14/Jun/2007

Title: Therapeutic molecules

Applicant/Assignee: DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 10/545099   Filing Date: 10/Feb/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates generally to a ligand for a protein associated with modulating obesity, diabetes and metabolic energy levels in animals including humans. More particularly, the present invention provides a ligand of the protein, Beacon, and its homologs. The identification of a Beacon ligand permits the identification of agents which agonize or antagonize the Beacon-ligand interaction and, hence, the development of therapeutic molecules useful in modulating obesity, diabetes and/or energy imbalance.

Priority: US20030446191P Applic. Date: 2003-02-10; WO2004AU00147 Applic. Date: 2004-02-10

Inventor: COLLIER GREG [AU]; WALDER KEN [AU]; KERR-BAYLES LYNDAL [AU]


Application No.: US20070135478A1  Published: 14/Jun/2007

Title: Muscarnic acetylchorine receptor antagonists

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/575837   Filing Date: 15/Oct/2004

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: US20030512161P Applic. Date: 2003-10-17; WO2004US34234 Applic. Date: 2004-10-15

Inventor: PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]


Application No.: US20070137124A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: Wall panel arrangement

Applicant/Assignee: HAWORTH, LTD

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

Abstract:

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

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

Priority:

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


Application No.: US20070137314A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: Dilution system and method

Applicant/Assignee: MALVERN INSTRUMENTS LIMITED

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

Abstract:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inventor: WATSON DAVID J [GB]; JONES LEWIS M [GB]; KOVACH JAMES F [GB]


Application No.: US20070140985A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: Cleaning and/or Polishing Compositions and Methods of Use Thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/613718   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2006

Abstract:

Compositions for cleaning and/or polishing are provided. The compositions comprise a first abrasive, a film comprising a second abrasive, and a carrier. The carrier can be in the form of an oral care composition, a personal care composition, a household care composition, and the like. The present invention also provides methods of cleaning and/or polishing a target surface.

Priority: US20050752453P Applic. Date: 2005-12-21

Inventor: BOYD THOMAS J [US]; CAMPBELL THOMAS S [US]; MASTERS JAMES G [US]


Application No.: US20070140987A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: Promoting whole body health

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/701848   Filing Date: 01/Feb/2007

Abstract:

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

Priority: US2004-854065 Applic. Date: 2004-05-25; US2000-607240 Applic. Date: 2000-06-30

Inventor: DOYLE MATTHEW J [US]; HUNTER-RINDERLE STEPHEN J [US]; SINGER ROBERT E JR [US]


Application No.: US20070140990A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: Oral Compositions Comprising Propolis

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/611701   Filing Date: 15/Dec/2006

Abstract:

Oral compositions are provided that comprise a propolis extract

an oral care active compound chosen from: a cationic antibacterial agent, an anti-attachment agent, a biofilm disruption agent, and an anti-inflammatory agent

and a source of fluoride ions. Further, in certain embodiments, the oral composition comprises an anionic polymeric linear polycarboxylate. The oral composition can be in a form of a mouth rinse, a dentifrice, a confectionary, a medicament, or a film. Methods of making and using the oral compositions are also provided.

Priority: US20050752617P Applic. Date: 2005-12-21

Inventor: FETISSOVA NATALY [RU]; BLANVALET CLAUDE [BE]; LAMBERT PIERRE [BE]


Application No.: US20070140992A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: Taste masking of essential oils using a hydrocolloid

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/314290   Filing Date: 21/Dec/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to oral care compositions containing select hydrocolloids and essential oils, wherein the undesirable taste of the essential oils is masked by the hydrocolloid.

Priority:

Inventor: SCHICK LYNN [US]; SOSHINSKY ANDRE [US]; GEORGIADES CONSTANTINE [US]


Application No.: US20070141020A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: Use of biocompatible polymers for the preparation of a composition or a medical device

Applicant/Assignee: ORGANES TISSUS REGENERATION REPARATION REMPLACEMENT - OTR3

Application No.: 10/577637   Filing Date: 28/Oct/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a biocompatible polymer having general formula (I) AaXxYy, wherein: A denotes a monomer

X denotes an RCOOR' group

Y denotes an O or N-sulphonate group which is fixed to A and which has either formula -ROS03R' or -RNS03R' in which R denotes an optionally branched and/or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon chain which can contain one or more aromatic rings and R' denotes a hydrogen atom or a cation

a denotes the number of monomers

x denotes the rate of substitution of the A monomers by the X groups

and y denotes the rate of substitution of the A monomers by the Y groups. More specifically, the invention relates to the use of said biocompatible polymers for the preparation of a pharmaceutical, dermatological or cosmetic composition or a medical device, which are intended to prevent, relieve and/or treat discomfort, distress, itches, irritations and/or pain and/or to protect tissues against same. In addition, in certain cases, the use of said biocompatible polymers for pain treatment can impact on the actual curing of certain diseases. Significant improvements and even cures have been observed in relation to chronic and painful diseases that are associated with alterations in the extracellular matrix regardless of the origin thereof.

Priority: FR20030012605 Applic. Date: 2003-10-28; WO2004FR02780 Applic. Date: 2004-10-28

Inventor: BARRITAULT DENIS [FR]; BARBIER-CHASSEFIERE VERONIQUE [FR]


Application No.: US20070141055A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: Methods and compositions for protein-hydroxy apatite complexes and their application in testing and modulating immunological system including a novel in vitro test for the detection of antibodies against calcium binding protein-hydroxy apatite complexes

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/491519   Filing Date: 24/Jul/2006

Abstract:

The invention relates to methods and compositions for the manufacture and use of novel hydroxy apatite (HA)-calcium binding protein (CaBP) complexes (CaBP-HA complex) that are useful as antigen preparations for immunological assays for the diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of mammalian diseases. The CaBP-HA complexes may be manufactured using synthetic HA that is subjected to serum proteins or by harvesting nanobacteria (NB), also called calcifying nano-particles (CNP), from a mammal. The hydroxy apatite is prepared by incubation with appropriate proteins resulting in conformational changes in said bound proteins. Secondary conformational changes occur when said CaBP-HA complex is subjected to enzymes such as transglutaminase thereby creating covalently bound neoepitopes. The CaBP-HA complex may also contain lipopolysaccharide binding protein (LPSBP) providing for anti-CaBP-LPSBP-HA antibodies detection indicative of disease. Detection of anti-CaBP-HA antibodies in a mammal is via enzyme linked immunosorbent assay.

Priority: US2005-268727 Applic. Date: 2005-11-08; US20040625572P Applic. Date: 2004-11-08

Inventor: KAJANDER E O [US]; CIFTCIOGLU NEVA [US]; AHO KATJA M [FI]


Application No.: US20070141151A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: Lansoprazole orally disintegrating tablets

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/314656   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2005

Abstract:

The invention provides orally disintegrating tablets that readily disintegrates in the mouth, releasing enteric coated drug sub-tablets.

Priority:

Inventor: SILVER DAVID I [IL]; ARI-PARDO LIMOR [IL]; ANTLER SIVAN [IL]; SHTERMAN NAVA [IL]; DI CAPUA SIMONA [IL]


Application No.: US20070141524A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: DENTAL COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING RADIATION-TO-HEAT CONVERTERS, AND THE USE THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/275243   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2005

Abstract:

Hardenable and hardened dental compositions that include radiation-to-heat converters, and articles including such hardenable and hardened compositions, are provided. Upon irradiating, the hardened compositions increase in temperature, which can be useful for reducing the bond strengths of orthodontic appliances adhered to tooth structures with the hardened compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: BRENNAN JOAN V [US]; KALGUTKAR RAJDEEP S [US]; PEREZ MARIO A [US]; MAHONEY WAYNE S [US]; STARK PETER A [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]; JAMES DARRELL S [US]


Application No.: US20070142254A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: Storage system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/607228   Filing Date: 01/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a storage system having (a) a container having multiple storage compartments

(b) at least one package of denture cleaning tablets provided in one of the three storage compartments

and (c) at least one additional denture cleaning resource provided in at least one other storage compartment, wherein the container is suitable for use as a tub for cleansing dentures.

Priority: US20050742108P Applic. Date: 2005-12-02

Inventor: ARCE SANDRA [US]; DIMARCHI SILVIO [US]; WILLIAMS-HALSEY BRENDA [US]; LEE SHENG-FU [US]; MCKAY ROBERT [US]; SCANZILLO LAWRENCE P [US]


Application No.: US20070142368A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: Substituted pyrazole compounds

Applicant/Assignee: MIIKANA THERAPEUTICS, INC

Application No.: 11/541484   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2006

Abstract:

Disclosed are protein kinase inhibitors, compositions comprising such inhibitors, and methods of use thereof. More particularly, disclosed are inhibitors of Aurora A (Aurora-2) protein kinase. Also disclosed are methods of treating diseases associated with protein kinases, especially diseases associated with Aurora-2, such as cancer.

Priority: US20050722217P Applic. Date: 2005-09-30; US20050732340P Applic. Date: 2005-10-31; US20050733868P Applic. Date: 2005-11-04

Inventor: XIAO XIAO-YI [US]; PATEL DINISH V [US]; WARD JOHN S [US]; BRAY MARK R [CA]; AGOSTON GREGORY E [US]; TRESTON ANTHONY M [US]


Application No.: US20070142405A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: Bicyclic heterocyclic p-38 kinase inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: NOVARTIS AG

Application No.: 10/584076   Filing Date: 23/Dec/2004

Abstract:

Provided are bicyclic heterocycle-based p38 kinase, including p38alpha and p38beta kinase, inhibitors. Pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds are also provided. Methods of use of the compounds and compositions are also provided, including methods of treatment, prevention, or amelioration of one or more symptoms of p38 kinase mediated diseases and disorders, including, but not limited to, inflammatory diseases and disorders.

Priority: US20030532529P Applic. Date: 2003-12-23; US20040575113P Applic. Date: 2004-05-28; WO2004US43682 Applic. Date: 2004-12-23

Inventor: DONG QING [US]; WANG JIANQIANG [US]; LANG HENGYUAN [US]; LAN JIONG [US]


Application No.: US20070142494A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: DENTAL COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING A THERMALLY LABILE COMPONENT, AND THE USE THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/275246   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2005

Abstract:

Hardenable and hardened dental compositions, and articles including such hardenable and hardened compositions, are provided. The hardenable dental compositions include a thermally labile component including one or more thermally labile groups. Upon 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]; STARK PETER A [US]; BRENNAN JOAN V [US]; HILL JEFFREY B [US]


Application No.: US20070142497A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070142498A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: DENTAL COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING THERMALLY RESPONSIVE ADDITIVES, AND THE USE THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/275240   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2005

Abstract:

Hardenable and hardened dental compositions that include thermally responsive additives, and articles including such hardenable and hardened compositions, are provided. Upon heating, the hardened compositions are useful for reducing the bond strengths of orthodontic appliances adhered to tooth structures with the hardened compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: BRENNAN JOAN V [US]; KALGUTKAR RAJDEEP S [US]; OXMAN JOEL D [US]; MYER AJAY [US]; JAMES DARRELL S [US]; EVERAERTS ALBERT I [US]; NGUYEN LANG N [US]; MAHONEY WAYNE S [US]


Application No.: US20070142804A1  Published: 21/Jun/2007

Title: Hollow-core fibers

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/303370   Filing Date: 16/Dec/2005

Abstract:

A hollow-core fiber that is composed of a phthalyl substituted cellulose ester polymer having a degree of substitution of phthalyl moieties of greater than about 0.13. The hollow-core fiber is useful as an absorbent or fluid transfer member in an absorbent device such as catamenial devices, bandages, diapers, incontinence articles, training pants, bed pads, sweat absorbing pads, skin cleansing pads, hard surface cleansing pads, shoe pads, helmet liners, absorbent devices for surgical and dental purposes, air and water filtration devices, and industrial spill and leak absorbents.

Priority:

Inventor: BERNARD BOBBY L [US]


Application No.: US20070144497A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

Title: FUEL VAPOR RECOVERY CANISTER

Applicant/Assignee: STANT MANUFACTURING INC

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

Abstract:

A vehicle fuel system includes a fuel vapor recovery canister containing a carbon bed configured to capture hydrocarbon material associated with fuel vapor discharged from the fuel tank into the canister. A purge vacuum is applied to the canister to draw fuel vapor carrying reclaimed hydrocarbon material from the canister into an intake manifold coupled to an engine so that the reclaimed hydrocarbon material can be burned in the engine.

Priority: US2005-202966 Applic. Date: 2005-08-12

Inventor: KING TIMOTHY J [US]


Application No.: US20070144513A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

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 is provided. The 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 formed at a lower surface thereof

an oxygen generating part engaged with an outer surface of the carbon dioxide supply part and having an upper open surface to react potassium dioxide (KO2) filled therein 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 both sides of the oxygen moving part to remove carbon dioxide remaining in the oxygen stored in the oxygen storage part and lower the temperature and humidity of the oxygen to supply the oxygen to the respiration part. The emergency oxygen mask employs a simple structure to generate oxygen using carbon dioxide contained in the exhalation of a user and condition the generated oxygen to a temperature and humidity appropriate for inhalation, thereby supplying a sufficient amount of oxygen during an escape time to reduce the number of casualties, and improving storage and carrying convenience.

Priority: KR20050036527U Applic. Date: 2005-12-27; KR20060017000U Applic. Date: 2006-06-23

Inventor: PARK SANG GIL [KR]


Application No.: US20070144525A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

Title: Compact oronasal patient interface

Applicant/Assignee: RESMED LIMITED

Application No.: 10/584711   Filing Date: 24/Dec/2004

Abstract:

A breathing arrangement includes a patient interface, at least one inlet conduit, and a headgear assembly. The patient interface includes a mouth covering assembly including a cushion structured to sealingly engage around exterior of a patient's mouth in use, a nozzle assembly including a pair of nozzles structured to sealingly engage within nasal passages of a patient's nose in use, and a flexible element connecting the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly. The at least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly for breathing by the patient. The headgear assembly is removably connected to at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly so as to maintain the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly in a desired position on the patient's face.

Priority: US20030533214P Applic. Date: 2003-12-31; WO2004AU01832 Applic. Date: 2004-12-24

Inventor: DAVIDSON AARON [AU]; GUNARATNAM MICHAEL [AU]; LYNCH SUSAN [AU]; RAJE MILIND [AU]; ROBINSON GARY [AU]; LUBKE STEVEN [AU]; SMART GREGORY [AU]; KWOK PHILIP [AU]; SCHEINER RUPERT [AU]


Application No.: US20070144553A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

Title: Tufted multifloss dental article

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/543698   Filing Date: 04/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A dental article comprising a primary strand of coated dental floss and accessory fibers of uncoated dental floss attached to the primary strand by overhand knots or other means is provided. The article provides effective cleaning of embrasures of the dentition due to its unique geometry as well as stimulation to the gingival tissue.

Priority: US20050753012P Applic. Date: 2005-12-22

Inventor: HUBBARD PAMELA JILL [US]


Application No.: US20070148103A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

Title: Compositions providing a heating sensation for oral or dermal delivery

Applicant/Assignee: CADBURY ADAMS USA, LLC

Application No.: 11/644105   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a heating or warming composition that may be delivered orally or to the skin or mucous membranes. The composition contains a warming agent in combination with a cooling agent. The warming agent and cooling agent may be provided in one composition or they may be provided separately in distinct formulations separated over time or geographically. The present invention also extends to methods of providing a heating sensation as well as to products for oral or skin or mucous membrane delivery that contain such a warming composition or that contain a warming agent in combination with a cooling agent. Such products include food products, beverages, chewing gums, confections, cosmetics, lotions, creams and the like containing such a warming composition.

Priority: US20050753646P Applic. Date: 2005-12-23

Inventor: HARVEY JOAN E [US]


Application No.: US20070148230A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

Title: Medicament-containing particle and a solid preparation containing the particle

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/582174   Filing Date: 07/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The invention provides a medicament-containing particle wherein an unpleasant taste of the medicament is alleviated, which is obtainable by mixing and granulating the following ingredients: (1) the medicament with an unpleasant taste, (2) methylcellulose and (3) mannitol

and a solid preparation including the particle. The invention can make an unpleasant taste of the medicament alleviated and furthermore when the formulation including the particle is administered, the unpleasant taste can be masked and the formulation has a good dissolvability in gastrointestinal tract.

Priority: JP20030410961 Applic. Date: 2003-12-09; WO2004JP18204 Applic. Date: 2004-12-07

Inventor: FUJIWARA KEIICHI [JP]; SOGO KIYOMI [JP]; OKAMOTO SHIZUO [JP]; SHIBAMORI KOICHIRO [JP]; SHIMONO NORIHITO [JP]


Application No.: US20070148262A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

Title: Bactericidal and virucidal composition containing natural products

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/318871   Filing Date: 27/Dec/2005

Abstract:

A bactericidal and virucidal composition containing the natural products malic acid and grapefruit seed extract. Such compositions exhibit disinfectant effects on a broad spectrum of bacteria and viruses, and are particularly useful for disinfection of stalls, domestic animals and drinking water.

Priority:

Inventor: RA JEONG C [KR]; PARK YONG H [KR]; PARK BONG K [KR]


Application No.: US20070148282A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

Title: Performance Oral Snack

Applicant/Assignee: MARS, INC

Application No.: 11/566019   Filing Date: 01/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a canine dental chew composition comprising a protein source material, a scrubber, moisture

and humectant and having a specific disintegration and hardness properties which ensure dental care clinical efficacy, high safety, high palatability and is nutritionally complete and balanced.

Priority: US20050742081P Applic. Date: 2005-12-02

Inventor: ZUBAIR KASIM A [CA]; BIERER TIFFANY L [US]; MOONEY LIISA [CA]; TORNEY ALLAN A [CA]; WANG YIJUN [CA]


Application No.: US20070148284A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

Title: Liquid-filled chewing gum

Applicant/Assignee: CADBURY ADAMS USA LLC

Application No.: 11/710830   Filing Date: 26/Feb/2007

Abstract:

Some embodiments provide a chewing or bubble gum composition which includes a liquid-fill composition including crystalline sorbitol and optionally hydrogenated starch hydrolysate and a gum region which includes a gum base surrounding the liquid-fill. The gum region may include 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 or covers the gum region.

Priority: US2005-210954 Applic. Date: 2005-08-24; US2004-925822 Applic. Date: 2004-08-25; US20060776748P Applic. Date: 2006-02-24

Inventor: JANI BHARAT [US]; KABSE KISHOR [US]; GEBRESELASSIE PETROS [US]; SHETTY ADITI [US]


Application No.: US20070148292A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

Title: COATED CHEWY CONFECTIONERY PRODUCT AND METHOD

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/610200   Filing Date: 13/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The present disclosure provides a confectionery product having a crunchy, hard-coated outer shell that encases a chewy core portion. The core portion may include one or more of gel components. Each gel component may contain a gelling agent and a flavor. The gelling agents for each gel component may have a different property to provide each gel component with a different flavor release rate upon mastication thereby producing waves of flavor throughout the entire product chew. In addition, the coating portion may include a sensation producing ingredient that provides an initial sensory burst to the consumer.

Priority: US20050752286P Applic. Date: 2005-12-21

Inventor: ROYO ANGEL P [ES]; YANG MARGUERITE [US]


Application No.: US20070148613A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

Title: Dental strip

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/493954   Filing Date: 27/Jul/2006

Abstract:

An elongated flexible dental strip includes front and rear surfaces defining a thickness therebetween. The strip also includes first and second edges defining a lateral width therebetween. A first portion of the strip further is spaced from a second portion along the length of the strip, wherein the thickness of the first portion is different from the thickness of the second portion. The strip has a constant thickness across a lateral width defined between the first and second edges.

Priority: US20050753330P Applic. Date: 2005-12-22

Inventor: STOLL WALTER [US]


Application No.: US20070148623A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

Title: Compositions for use as dental crowns and methods for preparing dental crowns

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORP DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 11/502139   Filing Date: 10/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The invention provides a method of forming dental restorations, particularly dental crowns. The method involves applying a flexible cement composition to a prepared tooth surface. The composition is polymerized so that it substantially hardens. A composite crown-forming material is dispensed into a substantially transparent plastic matrix. The matrix is placed in the mouth of the patient so that the composite material is molded over the tooth surface. Then, the material is irradiated with curing light, through the matrix, so that it hardens to form a dental crown. The crown has good mechanical strength and is resistant to fracturing and breaking.

Priority: US20050706882P Applic. Date: 2005-08-10

Inventor: DIAS WALTER R [US]; SUN FUMING [US]; HARE ROBERT V [US]


Application No.: US20070148781A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070149460A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

Title: Modified lysine-mimetic compounds

Applicant/Assignee: ZEALAND PHARMA A/S WYETH

Application No.: 11/643192   Filing Date: 21/Dec/2006

Abstract:

Lysine mimetic compounds having useful pharmacological activity such as antiarrhythmic activity and desirable bioavailability properties are disclosed.

Priority: US20050753628P Applic. Date: 2005-12-23

Inventor: LARSEN BJARNE D [DK]; PETERSEN JORGEN S [DK]; HAUGAN KETIL J [DK]; BUTERA JOHN A [US]; HENNAN JAMES K [US]; KERNS EDWARD H [US]; PIATNITSKI EVGUENI L [US]


Application No.: US20070149513A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

Title: Vanilloid receptor ligands and their use in treatments

Applicant/Assignee: AMGEN INC

Application No.: 11/644226   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2006

Abstract:

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

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

Priority: US20050753994P Applic. Date: 2005-12-23

Inventor: CHEN NING [US]; NISHIMURA NOBUKO [US]; NORMAN MARK H [US]; OGNYANOV VASSIL I [US]; OGNYANOV DIANA [US]


Application No.: US20070149598A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

Title: M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

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

Abstract:

Novel thiazole aniline compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, methods of making them and uses thereof in treating M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor mediated diseases are disclosed.

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

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


Application No.: US20070149636A1  Published: 28/Jun/2007

Title: Dental composition based on silicone crosslinkable by cation process

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/604510   Filing Date: 27/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The invention concerns dental compositions. Said composition comprises (1) a silicone crosslinkable and/or polymerizable by cation process

(2) an efficient amount of at least an initiator such as onium borate

(3) at least a photosensitizer

and (4) a dental filler present in the composition in a proportion of at least 10 wt. % relative to the composition total weight. Said dental compositions are useful for making dental prostheses or for dental restoration.

Priority: FR19980012375 Applic. Date: 1998-10-02; US2004-781064 Applic. Date: 2004-02-18; US2001-806629 Applic. Date: 2001-06-25; WO1999FR02345 Applic. Date: 1999-10-01

Inventor: FRANCES JEAN-MARC [FR]


Application No.: US20070151575A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Tooth brush combination

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/323926   Filing Date: 03/Jan/2006

Abstract:

This new and improved tooth brush combination is all one would ever need, the simple design on how and why the rotating flossing head is the only moving part and its simple, to lock in to place when in use and very easy to change when needed, and its location is on the tooth brush bristle head its self, and when not in use the rotating head will simply lay flat down, locks in to place on the tong cleaning section on the back of the tooth brush head, and when brushing your teeth, you will never know that there is a rotating flossing head. And the tooth brush bristle have a special design, with a spring pulling action and little barbs along the bristles that have a natural pulling force so the food and debris are more efficiently pulled from between your teeth and gum area, and all these combinations combined are not by the handle at all, this is the most efficient and friendly germ prevention hygienic tooth brush ever.

Priority:

Inventor: DE MASI DOUGLAS D SR [US]


Application No.: US20070151605A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Water ingress detection system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/596020   Filing Date: 03/Dec/2003

Abstract:

The present invention provides a water ingress detection system ( 1 ) suitable for use in indicating the ingress of water ( 12 ) onto a pipe ( 2 ) or vessel inside a casing ( 3 ), from outside. The system ( 1 ) comprises a deflector ( 4 ) secured to the underside ( 7 ) of the pipe ( 2 ) inside the casing ( 3 ) provided theron, a conduit ( 8 ) coupled to the deflector ( 4 ) for leading water ( 12 ) away from the pipe ( 2 ) to a water-sensing indicator device ( 13 ). The indicator device ( 13 ) has a signal output portion ( 17 ) disposed externally of the casing ( 3 ) for signalling the presence of water ( 11 ).

The deflector ( 4 ) is formed and arranged for intercepting water ( 12 ) running along the exterior ( 7 ) of the pipe ( 2 ) inside the casing ( 3 ) and diverting it into the conduit ( 8 ), and the conduit ( 8 ) and water-sensing indicator device ( 13 ) can sense substantially only water ( 12 ) intercepted by the deflector ( 4 ). In further respects the present invention provides a pipe or vessel provided with a detection system of the invention, and a method of warning of the ingress of water onto a pipe or a vessel inside a casing from outside said casing, using a detection system of the invention.

Priority: WO2003GB05216 Applic. Date: 2003-12-03

Inventor: O'HARA LEONARD [GB]


Application No.: US20070152086A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Electrostatic spraying device

Applicant/Assignee: PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/588729   Filing Date: 26/Nov/2004

Abstract:

An electrostatic spraying device has a removable cartridge with a reservoir containing a volume of liquid compositions to be electrically sprayed. The reservoir is deformable according to inner pressure and configured to provide a removable cartridge. The device includes a dispensing unit for spraying the liquid composition. The dispensing unit includes a nozzle for dispensing the liquid composition and an emitter electrode which charges the liquid composition for electrostatically spraying the liquid composition out through the nozzle. A suction pump is integrated into the dispensing unit in an immediately upstream relation with the reservoir for feeding the liquid composition from the reservoir to the nozzle.

Thus, the suction pump can be concentrated together with the emitter electrode and the nozzle into the dispensing unit on one end of the reservoir, enabling to realize the cartridge of a compact design.

Priority: WO2004JP01361 Applic. Date: 2004-02-09; WO2004JP17997 Applic. Date: 2004-11-26

Inventor: YAMAGUCHI NAOKI [JP]; NAGASAWA SHUNICHI [JP]; WILSON DAVID E [US]; YAMASAKI MASAYUKI [JP]


Application No.: US20070154410A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Mouthwash Composition for the Prevention of Dental Diseases

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/622126   Filing Date: 11/Jan/2007

Abstract:

A mouthwash composition for inhibiting the buildup of plaque on dental surfaces and preventing dental diseases consisting essentially of an aqueous solution of alkali metal chlorides as active agents wherein the active agents include 0.5 % to 8.0 % by weight of at least one of the alkali metal chlorides including CaCl2, MgCl2 and KCl, with the balance being water.

Priority: KR20060000087 Applic. Date: 2006-01-02

Inventor: KIM JULIA J [US]


Application No.: US20070154411A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Oral and dental care product

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/570579   Filing Date: 24/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to oral and dental hygiene products comprising a) a composite material consisting of calcium salts which are slightly soluble in water, in the form of nanoparticulate primary particles having a length of from 5 to 150 nm and a cross section of from 2 to 50 nm and protein components selected from proteins, protein hydrolysates and protein hydrolysate derivatives, and b) 10 to 35% by weight of a cleaning agent mixture, the cleaning agent mixture comprising from 0.01 to 5% by weight of aluminum oxide polishing agent. The oral and dental hygiene products ensure a thorough cleaning of the teeth with simultaneous and long-lasting remineralization of the tooth surface.

Priority: DE20031040543 Applic. Date: 2003-09-01; WO2004EP09438 Applic. Date: 2004-08-24

Inventor: BARTH ADOLF-PETER [DE]; KROPF CHRISTIAN [DE]; POTH TILO [DE]


Application No.: US20070154412A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Dentifrices comprising biogenic silica materials

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/323662   Filing Date: 30/Dec/2005

Abstract:

Unique dentifrices comprising unique abrasive biogenic silica materials are provided. Such compositions exhibit excellent abrasive characteristics, either alone, or in combination with other types of abrasives. In such combinations (with precipitated silica materials, as one example), simultaneously high pellicle film cleaning properties and moderate dentin abrasion levels are possible in order to accord the user a dentifrice that effectively cleans tooth surfaces without detrimentally abrading such surfaces, even at low levels of such biogenic silica additives. Such biogenic silica particles thus surprisingly accord beneficial properties within dentifrice compositions. Encompassed within this invention is the method of utilizing such biogenic silica products within dentifrices, either as the majority abrasive component, or in combination with any other type of commonly used abrasive material.

Priority:

Inventor: PHILLIPS NOLAN LEE [US]; HUA DUEN-WU [US]; FULTZ WILLIAM C [US]; MCGILL PATRICK DONALD [US]


Application No.: US20070154413A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Dentifrices comprising biogenic silica materials

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/323865   Filing Date: 30/Dec/2005

Abstract:

Unique dentifrices comprising unique abrasive biogenic silica materials are provided. Such compositions exhibit excellent abrasive characteristics, either alone, or in combination with other types of abrasives. In such combinations (with precipitated silica materials, as one example), simultaneously high pellicle film cleaning properties and moderate dentin abrasion levels are possible in order to accord the user a dentifrice that effectively cleans tooth surfaces without detrimentally abrading such surfaces, even at low levels of such biogenic silica additives. Such biogenic silica particles thus surprisingly accord beneficial properties within dentifrice compositions. Encompassed within this invention is the method of utilizing such biogenic silica products within dentifrices, either as the majority abrasive component, or in combination with any other type of commonly used abrasive material.

Priority:

Inventor: PHILLIPS NOLAN LEE [US]; HUA DUEN-WU [US]; FULTZ WILLIAM C [US]; MCGILL PATRICK DONALD [US]


Application No.: US20070154414A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Antibacterial oral rinse formulation for preventing coronary artery disease

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/638681   Filing Date: 13/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The present invention provides an antibacterial oral rinse formulation having enhanced antibacterial activity against oral bacteria associated with infectious and inflammatory processes for preventing and/or treating inflammatory diseases or inflammatory processes associated with diseases in an individual by inhibiting the transient bacteremia associated with oral hygiene activities by the individual. Also provided is a method for preventing and/or treating inflammatory diseases or inflammatory processes associated with diseases in an individual by inhibiting transient bacteremia associated with oral hygiene activities by the individual, comprising rinsing with the antibacterial oral rinse formulation for a period of time immediately prior to engaging in oral hygiene activities.

Priority: US20050749928P Applic. Date: 2005-12-13; US20060773356P Applic. Date: 2006-02-14

Inventor: BONFIGLIO RICHARD P [US]


Application No.: US20070154459A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Method for bacteriophage delivery and amplification

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/473449   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2006

Abstract:

Disclosed are methods of selecting wide host range bacteriophage capable of growing in a plurality of bacteria including pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria and bacteriophage selected by the methods. Also disclosed are methods of treating a subject infected with a pathogenic bacterium using bacteriophage and methods of decontaminating objects using bacteriophage. Also disclosed are methods of producing vaccines. In another aspect, methods of determining bacterial viability and methods of improving the sensitivity of a biosensor using wide host range bacteriophages are disclosed.

Priority: US2004-818273 Applic. Date: 2004-04-05; US20030461042P Applic. Date: 2003-04-07

Inventor: HARGIS BILLY M [US]; HIGGINS STACY E [US]; BIELKE LISA [US]; TELLEZ GUILLERMO I [US]; NEWBERRY LISA A [US]; NAVA GERARDO [US]; DONOGHUE ANN M [US]; DONOGHUE DANIEL J [US]


Application No.: US20070154570A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Use of nitric oxide in the treatment and disinfection of biofilms

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/592950   Filing Date: 01/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The administration of gaseous nitric oxide as a biocidal moiety is proffered as a de novo treatment in the control and eradication of biofilms. The present invention relates to the use or methods of application of exogenous nitric oxide gas (gNO) as a stand alone biocidal agent or in cohort with any or all adjunct vehicles in the control of biofilms generated by microbial organisms, i.e., bacteria, protozoa, amoeba, fungi etc. Further, the present invention introduces the concept of utilization and methods of application of gaseous nitric oxide in control and eradication of biofilm forming microorganisms. Other embodiments include the use of a nitric oxide releasing material to eradicate and-control the growth of biofilms. Another embodiment includes the use of a gaseous nitric oxide releasing material packaged in an air-tight container with a medical device to prevent the growth of biofilm on the medical device.

Priority: US2004-953827 Applic. Date: 2004-09-29

Inventor: MILLER CHRISTOPHER C [CA]; HOLE DOUGLAS R [CA]


Application No.: US20070154650A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Method and apparatus for glow discharge plasma treatment of flexible material at atmospheric pressure

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

Application No.: 11/320609   Filing Date: 30/Dec/2005

Abstract:

Abstract of the disclosure The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for a glow discharge plasma surface treatment of flexible sheet materials under atmospheric pressure. The apparatus comprises electrodes, a single plasma-gas flow channel, uniform gas inlet-and-outlet devices, gas-seal devices for the horizontal movements of sheet materials and reel devices, so as to attain an uniform distribution of plasma gases in the gap between electrodes. As a result, not only a great amount of expensive plasma gas is saved, but also an uniform glow discharge plasma is generated at the lowest input power to obtain a good quality of uniform plasma treatment with continuous processing and high production.

Priority:

Inventor: WU MIEN-WIN [TW]; HSIEH CHENG-CHANG [TW]; AI CHI-FONG [TW]; CHENG KUO-CHUAN [TW]; HSUCH TIEN-HSIANG [TW]


Application No.: US20070154861A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Hardenable dental material

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/416379   Filing Date: 02/May/2006

Abstract:

A hardenable dental material, exhibiting a reflectivity in the hardened state of preferably more than about 70%, measured according to EN ISO 2813 (1999) with an angle of incidence of 60<0>. The material provides for improved visual readability in the hardened state.

Priority: EP20060100102 Applic. Date: 2006-01-05

Inventor: LUBBERS DIERK [CH]; KOLLEFRATH RALF [CH]; KALT MANFRED [AT]


Application No.: US20070155681A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Methods and compositions for treatment of viral infections

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/298629   Filing Date: 12/Dec/2005

Abstract:

A novel method of treating and preventing viral diseases is provided. In particular, the present invention relates to compositions and methods for inhibition of viral infections and the diseases associated with such viral infections. More particularly, the present invention relates to the inhibitory compounds comprising naturally occurring and man-made compositions comprising a substance exhibiting Tubercin and/or SSM activity or a functional derivative thereof.

Priority: US20040636091P Applic. Date: 2004-12-16

Inventor: SHAPIRO LELAND [US]; KING COLM J [US]; KATZ HARVEY [US]


Application No.: US20070155750A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: INTEGRIN-BINDING SMALL MOLECULES

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/559857   Filing Date: 14/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions containing integrin-binding small molecules. Also disclosed are methods of binding integrins to these small molecules and methods of identifying small molecules binding to integrins.

Priority: US20050736780P Applic. Date: 2005-11-14

Inventor: NEAMATI NOURI [US]; DAYAM RAVEENDRA [US]


Application No.: US20070155786A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Methods for treating oral aphthous stomatitis and oral mucositis

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/586841   Filing Date: 21/Jan/2005

Abstract:

The invention provides a composition comprising certain quinoline derivatives for ameliorating, treating, and preventing aphthous stomatitis and oral mucositis. The composition, optionally containing also an antiseptic, efficiently alleviates various oral conditions, such as aphthae, even at low concentrations of the active substance.

Priority: IL20040160022 Applic. Date: 2004-01-22; IL20040161012 Applic. Date: 2004-03-22; IL20040162591 Applic. Date: 2004-06-17; WO2005IL00078 Applic. Date: 2005-01-21

Inventor: DAYAN DAN [IL]


Application No.: US20070155800A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Application methods to rapidly alter disease and injury states using molecular transport of B6

Applicant/Assignee: DR. N'S HEALTH CARE PRODUCTS LLC

Application No.: 11/324693   Filing Date: 30/Dec/2005

Abstract:

The present invention discloses methods of application employing B5/B6 vitamins in molecular transport creams or gels to deliver B6 in a high dose to bring about therapeutic ways in human or mammal tissues to reverse a disease process or injury to bring about normal function of the affected tissues. Examples of disease changes to normal include, but are not limited to strokes, cellulitis, facial acne, precancerous lesions, nerve injury like paresthesia, periorbital hematoma, pentathol general anesthesia recovery, headaches, improved sight, hypothyroidism, dental pain, dental gingivitis, insect bites, delayed hypersensitivity states, phlebitis of veins and synergism of steroid activity.

Priority:

Inventor: NICKEL ALFRED A [US]


Application No.: US20070155853A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070155887A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Catalysts for catalytic chain transfer

Applicant/Assignee: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 11/595174   Filing Date: 09/Nov/2006

Abstract:

Cobaloxime derivatives and methods of producing cobaloxime derivatives are disclosed herein. Methods of producing decolorized homo- and co-polymers through polymerization of monomers in presence of the cobaloxime derivatives and decolorization of the produced polymer by exposing the polymer to a sorbent and, optionally, a solvent are also disclosed herein.

Priority: US20050735960P Applic. Date: 2005-11-10

Inventor: NIKIFOROV GREGORY A [RU]; GRIDNEV ALEXEI A [US]


Application No.: US20070157329A1  Published: 05/Jul/2007

Title: Amylases, nucleic acids encoding them and methods for making and using them

Applicant/Assignee: VERENIUM CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/547957   Filing Date: 08/Mar/2004

Abstract:

In one aspect, the invention is directed to polypeptides having an amylase activity, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and methods for malting and using these polynucleotides and polypeptides. In one aspect, the polypeptides of the invention can be used as amylases, for example, alpha amylases, to catalyze the hydrolysis of starch into sugars. In one aspect, the invention provides delayed release compositions comprising an desired ingredient coated by a latex polymer coating.

Priority: US2003-385305 Applic. Date: 2003-03-06; US20030459014P Applic. Date: 2003-03-28; WO2004US07096 Applic. Date: 2004-03-08

Inventor: CALLEN WALTER [US]; RICHARDSON TOBY [US]; FREY GERHARD [US]; GRAY KEVIN [US]; KEROVUO JANNE S [US]; SLUPSKA MALGORZATA [US]; BARTON NELSON [US]; O'DONOGHUE EILEEN [US]; MILLER CARL [US]


Application No.: US20070157946A1  Published: 12/Jul/2007

Title: Flexible dental floss applicator and interdental gum stimulator

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/593701   Filing Date: 18/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The invention is dental floss applicator and interdental stimulator that is flexible and also includes a guard to ensure that the dental floss has not been used or otherwise tampered with. Users can adjust the angle of the dental floss applicator and stimulator into a configuration that best suits their particular needs. When flex adjusted, the applicator is able to hold its new configuration while maintaining sufficient strength to allow the user to comfortably maneuver the apparatus to properly floss the teeth or stimulate the gums. Furthermore, the invention is disposable, rendering it convenient to use after a meal when the user is away from a private bathroom setting, such as at a home or other lodging.

Priority: US20040554636P Applic. Date: 2004-03-19; US20040602893P Applic. Date: 2004-08-19; WO2005US08967 Applic. Date: 2005-03-18

Inventor: LUI WAI-KUEN [HK]; LUI WILLIAM W [US]


Application No.: US20070158350A1  Published: 12/Jul/2007

Title: Package assembly for dental substances

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/598994   Filing Date: 18/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a package assembly for placing it on a surface and for storing and/or delivering substances, preferably dental substances, comprising: at least one container with at least one base and at least one lid

and at least one hinge connecting the base and the lid

wherein the base and the lid comprise at least a first and second lever

the first and second levers are provided at the container essentially on the side of the hinge and

a projection of the first lever onto the surface and the second lever extend with their free ends essentially in a direction away from the hinge

and wherein the container can be opened or the lid can be removed from the base by moving the ends of the first and second lever towards to each other. The invention is further directed to a method for providing dental substances, a kit with an assembly, as well as the use of an assembly and a method for storing and/or delivering dental substances.

Priority: EP20040006543 Applic. Date: 2004-03-18; WO2005EP02935 Applic. Date: 2005-03-18

Inventor: PEUKER MARC [DE]; HOHMANN ARNO [DE]; POSCHMANN DIETER [DE]; KNEE MICHAEL [DE]


Application No.: US20070160320A1  Published: 12/Jul/2007

Title: Merchandising systems, methods of mechandising, and point-of-sale devices comprising micro-optics technology

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/650284   Filing Date: 05/Jan/2007

Abstract:

A merchandising system, comprising: a consumer product. The merchandising system comprises at least one of the consumer product, packaging for the consumer product, and advertisement material pertaining to the consumer product. At least one merchandising system elements comprises indicia and/or an image that relates, or is analogous to, an attribute and/or targeted benefit of the consumer product. At least one merchandising system elements comprises a micro-optic structure capable of controlling the scatter of light impinging thereon so that the micro-optic structure reflects and/or transmits light in a field of view over which at least a portion of the indicia and/or image appears brighter relative to that outside the field of view.

Priority: US20060756733P Applic. Date: 2006-01-06

Inventor: MCGUIRE KENNETH STEPHEN [US]; BERG CHARLES JOHN [US]


Application No.: US20070160501A1  Published: 12/Jul/2007

Title: Device and method for treating a crystal by applying microdrops thereto

Applicant/Assignee: PROTEROS BIOSTRUCTURES GMBH

Application No.: 10/567193   Filing Date: 06/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a device for treating a crystal with a liquid having a holder for fixing the crystal and a micro dosage system, which, in relation to the holder, is arranged in such a way that it allows applying microdrops of the liquid onto the crystal fixed in the holder. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for treating a crystal with a liquid, wherein the crystal is fixed and microdrops of the liquid are applied onto the crystal. The invention is particularly useful for gently treating protein crystals with specific substances. Thus, for example, ligands or inhibitors, which are contained in the liquid, can be applied onto the crystal by means of a piezo pipette. Herein, the crystal is preferably located in a defined gas atmosphere, to which an evaporated solubilizer for the ligand or inhibitor can be added.

Priority: DE20031036110 Applic. Date: 2003-08-06; WO2004EP08812 Applic. Date: 2004-08-06

Inventor: NEUEFEIND TORSTEN [DE]; BRANDSTETTER HANS [DE]; KIEFERSAUER REINER [DE]


Application No.: US20070160520A1  Published: 12/Jul/2007

Title: Calcined silica particle and manufacturing method of same

Applicant/Assignee: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD

Application No.: 11/710445   Filing Date: 26/Feb/2007

Abstract:

Provided is a calcined silica particle and a manufacturing method of the same, the calcined silica particle having a low hygroscopicity, and a narrow range of particle size distribution, and substantially even particle diameter, and containing little of large-diameter fused aggregation of the particulates of the calcined silica particle. A silica particle is obtained by hydrolyzing and condensing a hydrolyzable silicon compound in an organic solvent containing water, for example, at a reaction temperature ranging from 0 DEG C. to 50 DEG C., and then dried. Then, the silica particle is calcined at a temperature ranging from 1000 DEG C. to 1200 DEG C. It is preferable that the organic solvent contains the silicon compound in a range between 0.05 to 1.2 mol/L, the water in a range between 2.0 to 25.0 mol/L, and a catalyst in a range between 0.8 to 9.4 mol/L. The calcined silica particle has an average particle diameter ranging between 0.04 mum and 5.0 mum

a standard deviation of the average particle diameter of 1.3 mum or less

a moisture absorption amount of 0.2 wt % or less, measured after the calcined silica particle is kept for 1 day in an environment at 30 DEG C. and at 90% relative humidity

and a content of a fused aggregation of the calcined silica particle of 0.02 wt % or less, the fused aggregation having a particle diameter of 20 mum or more.

Priority: JP20010304289 Applic. Date: 2001-09-28; US2002-253898 Applic. Date: 2002-09-25

Inventor: OISHI HIDEKI [JP]; SHIMIZU SHUJI [JP]; IRIGUCHI JIRO [JP]


Application No.: US20070160547A1  Published: 12/Jul/2007

Title: Method of applying a composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/329626   Filing Date: 11/Jan/2006

Abstract:

There is provided herein, in one specific embodiment, a method of applying a trisiloxane-containing composition to the surface of a substrate comprising: applying to a surface of a substrate a composition comprising a trisiloxane of the general formula (1): MDM (1) wherein M=RRRSiO1/2, D=RRSiO1/2 in which Rand Reach independently is a monovalent, divalent or trivalent hydrocarbon radical possessing from 2 to 8 carbon atoms or a monovalent, divalent or trivalent hydrocarbon radical possessing from one to sixty carbon atoms other than from 2 to 8 carbon atoms, provided that at least one of Rand Ris a monovalent, divalent or trivalent hydrocarbon radical possessing from 2 to 8 carbon atoms, and R, R, Reach independently is a monovalent, divalent or trivalent hydrocarbon radical possessing from one to sixty carbon atoms other than from 2 to 8 carbon atoms.

Priority:

Inventor: DUFFY JANET [US]; NICHOLSON JOHN [US]; WAHL ROY U R [US]


Application No.: US20070160584A1  Published: 12/Jul/2007

Title: Method of bone regeneration

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/567926   Filing Date: 10/Aug/2004

Abstract:

It is an object of the present invention to provide a method for effectively regenerating bone, and more specifically to provide a method for regenerating bone that is capable of treating patients suffering from bone defect or bone injury. The present invention provides a method for regenerating bone, which comprises culturing and/or transplanting mesenchymal cells in the coexistence of epithelial cells.

Priority: JP20030291078 Applic. Date: 2003-08-11; WO2004JP11740 Applic. Date: 2004-08-10

Inventor: UEDA MINORU [JP]; ANDO YUSUKE [JP]; OHARA TAKAYUKI [JP]; KAGAMI HIDEAKI [JP]


Application No.: US20070160686A1  Published: 12/Jul/2007

Title: Oil of coriander, oil of coriander-containing compositions having anitmicrobial and antiphlogistic effects and their use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/588001   Filing Date: 02/Feb/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to the use of oil of coriander for the prophylaxis and/or therapy of inflammatory diseases and/or of microbe caused or secondary infection diseases of the skin, of the mucous membranes and of the oral cavity.

Priority: EP20040002239 Applic. Date: 2004-02-02; WO2005EP01042 Applic. Date: 2005-02-02

Inventor: AUGUSTIN MATTHIAS [DE]; FRANK UWE [DE]; SCHEMPP CHRISTOPH [DE]


Application No.: US20070161637A1  Published: 12/Jul/2007

Title: Substituted pyridin-2-ylamine analogues

Applicant/Assignee: NEUROGEN CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/565223   Filing Date: 22/Jul/2004

Abstract:

Substituted pyridin-2-ylamine analogues are provided, of the formula: wherein variables are as described herein. Such compounds are ligands that may be used to modulate specific receptor activity in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treatment of conditions associated with pathological receptor activation in humans, domesticated companion animals and livestock animals. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for using such compounds to treat such disorders are provided, as are methods for using such ligands for receptor localization studies.

Priority: US20030489158P Applic. Date: 2003-07-22; WO2004US23793 Applic. Date: 2004-07-22

Inventor: BANKTHAVATCHALAM RAJAGOPAL [US]; DARROW JAMES W [US]; DE LOMBAERT STEPHANE [US]; ZHENG XIAOZHANG [US]


Application No.: US20070162104A1  Published: 12/Jul/2007

Title: Stent for blood flow improvement

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/708962   Filing Date: 20/Feb/2007

Abstract:

Luminal endoprosthesis formed of a multi-layer braided framework. The framework is devoid of any cover layer, and formed of a plurality of stabilized layers of biocompatible metal wires which are interlaced, forming a lattice, a plurality of wires of a given layer being integrated in the lattice of the adjacent layers. The mechanical characteristics of an outermost layer is so that when in place, the layer applies against a vessel wall, the other layers extending substantially along cylindrical surfaces distinct from the outermost layer so as to form a multi-layer mat which affects the haemodynamic of a flow of blood passing along or through this mat and preventing a growing of plaque.

Priority: BE20000000783 Applic. Date: 2000-12-12; EP20010870042 Applic. Date: 2001-03-13; US2003-450315 Applic. Date: 2003-11-21; WO2001BE00210 Applic. Date: 2001-12-12

Inventor: FRID NOUREDDINE [BE]


Application No.: US20070163037A1  Published: 19/Jul/2007

Title: Portable individual collapsible latrine

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/334272   Filing Date: 18/Jan/2006

Abstract:

A portable, individual, collapsible latrine especially suitable for outdoor use including military personnel. The latrine comprises a pair of generally rectangular shaped members, preferably of a molded plastic material, fitting one inside the other and hingedly connected, to form a collapsible frame. A pair of straps connect the upper ends of the two frame members to limit the extent of opening, and to support weight placed on the lid (namely the weight of a user). A lid (also of a molded plastic material) is hingedly connected to one of the frame members, preferably by means of a "living hinge" molded into the material. A disposable bag fits into an opening in the lid, for capturing human waste, with material in the bag to at least partially absorb the waste. A supply of toilet tissue, bags, and absorbent material are carried on the frame by removable cords.

Retainer straps are provided on both sides of the latrine, with at least one end removably mounted by a hook-and-loop fastener, for secure yet releasable holding of equipment, for example a weapon.

Priority:

Inventor: AYCOCK GERALD E [US]


Application No.: US20070163678A1  Published: 19/Jul/2007

Title: Gold or silver particles with paramagnetism, and composition containing thereof

Applicant/Assignee: NANO PLASMA CENTER CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/588135   Filing Date: 01/Apr/2005

Abstract:

The present invention is related to gold or silver powder characterized by having paramagnetism. The gold or silver powder according to the present invention is a paramagnetic gold or silver powder having magnetism in the same direction as that of the external magnetic field in all temperature ranges. The paramagnetic gold or silver powder according to the present invention shows an extremely small coercive force, has no surface oxidation layers, is stable at a room temperature, has no cohesive property, and is highly dispersible.

Priority: KR20040068246 Applic. Date: 2004-08-28; KR20040103324 Applic. Date: 2004-12-09; KR20040103344 Applic. Date: 2004-12-09; KR20040104660 Applic. Date: 2004-12-11; KR20040114460 Applic. Date: 2004-12-28; WO2005KR00964 Applic. Date: 2005-04-01

Inventor: KIM YOUNG-NAM [KR]


Application No.: US20070163752A1  Published: 19/Jul/2007

Title: Heat exchange comprising cleaning means

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/582057   Filing Date: 06/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a heat exchanger comprising: a chamber which is fitted with a plurality of tubes through which a heat-transfer fluid flows, said fluid conveying cleaning balls

an outlet manifold which is connected to the chamber and which is used to release the heat-transfer fluid from same, said manifold comprising a single piece

and a device which is disposed in the manifold in order to separate the cleaning balls from the fluid conveying same.

Priority: FR20030014643 Applic. Date: 2003-12-12; WO2004FR03130 Applic. Date: 2004-12-06

Inventor: HYEST THIERRY [FR]


Application No.: US20070164058A1  Published: 19/Jul/2007

Title: Pouring apparatus for carbonated beverages in bottles

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/611117   Filing Date: 14/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The present invention comprises an apparatus which, when inserted into the neck of a bottle, facilitates the dispensing of carbonated beverages such as soda, beer and sparkling wines. The invention does so in a manner that prevents spillage of a carbonated beverage, while retaining the gas that gives the beverage its "fizz" within the bottle into which the beverage was originally placed. The cap valve, which creates a water tap inside the bottleneck maintains a secure seal that prevents material from escaping, even if the contents are under pressure. The cap functions like a faucet that opens or closes upon rotation. In the open state it regulates outflow and has structural safeguards to prevent accidental removal from the bottleneck. To put a secure seal on the bottle, the cap presses against the double neck outlet with its valve that has a gasket. Between the end of the moving part that directs the flow in the double neck and the inside of the cap exists a locking space, which enables the valve to securely cover the double neck outlet upon application of pressure by the cap on the bottle, thus impeding outflow. When the cap is unscrewed from the bottle, the valve frees the double neck outlet, creating a passageway that enables outflow of the container's contents. If the bottle contains carbonated liquids, the best method for pouring involves holding the container in such a way that its bottom is higher than the cap and the liquid covers the valve. Because liquid is heavier than gas, only liquid will flow through the cap's open valve. The rest of the gas will remain in the container. This will markedly improve the quality of carbonated soft drinks or similar products. There are added optional features to enable a user to drink directly from the bottle by utilizing: (1) a cone like cup or (2) a tube and nipple configuration.

Priority: US20050750513P Applic. Date: 2005-12-15

Inventor: BURKOVSKIY IGOR [US]


Application No.: US20070164061A1  Published: 19/Jul/2007

Title: Clothes hanger

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/333712   Filing Date: 17/Jan/2006

Abstract:

A clothes hanger formed from a single continuous strip of material shaped to define a pair of substantially co-planar arms. The arms are configured for supporting clothes and are disposed symmetrically with respect to a bridging piece interconnecting the arms and which is upstanding above the clothes-supporting surfaces of the arms. The bridging piece defines a re-entrant rail-receiving slot having a relatively narrow mouth disposed between the arms so that the hanger may be suspended by the bridging piece when engaged with a rail entered into the slot through the mouth thereof.

Priority: GB20050000849 Applic. Date: 2005-01-15

Inventor: CARTER NICHOLAS J [GB]


Application No.: US20070166238A1  Published: 19/Jul/2007

Title: Composition and delivery system

Applicant/Assignee: PASSION FOR LIFE HEALTHCARE LIMITED

Application No.: 10/580753   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A composition for nasal or buccal application comprising a distribution of multilayer microparticles in an inactive base, at least one ingredient having activity on the mucosa of the nose/throat, being adsorbed within the layers of the microparticles so as to be progressively released over time in use

a method for the preparation of the composition for the controlled delivery of an active ingredient over time in situ at the mucous membranes of the nose or throat of a human, non-human mammal or other animal comprises the steps of: microencapsulating at least one ingredient having activity on the mucosa of the nose/throat within or on the layer surfaces of a multilayer microparticle

distributing the ingredient within a suitable base material serving as a means to deliver the microspheres to the active site for example suspending in a liquid base or distributing in a soluble solid base

a method of delivering an active ingredient to the nose or throat of a human, non-human mammal or other animal subject for controlled release over time in situ at the mucous membranes of the subject comprises the steps of: administering the composition to the subject in such manner that the microparticles are directed towards a desired site on the mucus membrane of the subject

the use of the composition or active microparticle in progressive delivery of an active ingredient

or a novel active microparticle.

Priority: GB20030027814 Applic. Date: 2003-11-29; GB20040013139 Applic. Date: 2004-06-12; WO2004GB05010 Applic. Date: 2004-11-29

Inventor: DUGGAN ALEX [GB]; BARATOUX JEAN-LOIC [FR]


Application No.: US20070166295A1  Published: 19/Jul/2007

Title: Anti-Diarrhea Preparations for Small Domestic Animals

Applicant/Assignee: VET SOLUTIONS L.P

Application No.: 11/557766   Filing Date: 08/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A composition and method for treating diarrhea in small domestic animals wherein the composition includes an effective amount of kaolin, pectin, at least one probiotic, and a carrier, and the method includes the step of orally administering an effective dosage of the composition to the domestic animals.

Priority: US20060743127P Applic. Date: 2006-01-13

Inventor: SCHILDGEN DANIEL J [US]; FOX HEATHER [US]


Application No.: US20070166430A1  Published: 19/Jul/2007

Title: BREATH FRESHENING CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/550940   Filing Date: 19/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A confectionery product comprises a first side and a second side generally opposite to the first side

the second side comprising an abrasive surface that is suitable for scrubbing the top surface of a tongue within the oral cavity. In preferred embodiments the first side is smooth, and may be domed shaped and generally fit the roof of the mouth. The abrasive surface may be provided by 1) a formed, uneven surface, 2) by including abrasive inclusions in the composition making up the second surface, or 3) a combination of a formed, uneven surface and abrasive inclusions. The confectionery product is preferably a hard confectionery, but may also be a chewing gum product. A preferred confectionery product comprises a second side with a width and a length, the smallest of which is at least 1.6 times the product thickness. Preferred pressed tablets are made from a compressible composition and have at least one abrasive surface suitable for cleaning the surface of a human tongue in an oral cavity and have a hardness of between about 18 Kp and about 35 Kp.

Priority: WO2005US13544 Applic. Date: 2005-04-20; US20040564053P Applic. Date: 2004-04-20; US20050650785P Applic. Date: 2005-02-07; US20050650786P Applic. Date: 2005-02-07

Inventor: STAWSKI BARBARA Z [US]; MINDAK THOMAS M [US]; SOUKUP PHILIP M [DE]; MCGREW GORDON N [US]; CLARK JAMES C [US]; HAAS MICHAEL S [US]; PEREZ MIGUEL [US]


Application No.: US20070166450A1  Published: 19/Jul/2007

Title: Methods for using dental compositions containing fluorescents agents

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/541065   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2006

Abstract:

A method of applying a dental composition to tooth surfaces is provided. The dental composition, comprising polymerizable resin and fluorescing compound, is applied to a tooth surface and cured so that it hardens. The composition is preferably used as a dental sealant that provides a hard, glossy surface finish over a tooth. Upon irradiating the sealant with ultraviolet light, the sealant exhibits a bright fluorescent glow. The sealant reverts immediately to its natural color when it is no longer exposed to the ultraviolet light.

Priority: US20050721706P Applic. Date: 2005-09-29

Inventor: SIMONTON THOMAS C [US]; PETERSON KENNETH S [US]


Application No.: US20070166663A1  Published: 19/Jul/2007

Title: CORDLESS ULTRASONIC DENTAL SCALER

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/624675   Filing Date: 18/Jan/2007

Abstract:

A cordless ultrasonic scaler includes a cleaning tip, an actuator, power supply, control circuitry, a water reservoir and a pumping mechanism within the hand piece. A piezoelectric stack actuator drives both the cleaning tip and pumping mechanism. The reservoir in the hand piece supplies liquid to the pump for cooling the actuator, the cleaning tip and the teeth being cleaned. The reservoir defines a battery compartment. A pair of electrodes enable recharging the battery in a docking station when the device is not in use. Controls are provided for the actuator and fluid flow.

Priority: US20060766428P Applic. Date: 2006-01-18

Inventor: TELLES HEIDI A [US]; NEWBORN TRACEY [US]


Application No.: US20070167487A1  Published: 19/Jul/2007

Title: Novel alkyl substituted piperidine derivatives and their use as monoamine neurotransmitter re-uptake inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: NEUROSEARCH A/S

Application No.: 11/579060   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2005

Abstract:

This invention relates to novel alkyl substituted piperidine derivatives useful as monoamine neurotransmitter re-uptake inhibitors. In other aspects the invention relates to the use of these compounds in a method for therapy and to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds of the invention.

Priority: DK20040000961 Applic. Date: 2004-06-18; US20040581359P Applic. Date: 2004-06-22; WO2005EP52731 Applic. Date: 2005-06-14

Inventor: PETERS DAN [DK]; OLSEN GUNNAR M [DK]; NIELSPN ELSCBET O [DK]; SCHEEL-KRUGER JORGEN [DK]; ERIKSEN BIRGITTE L [DK]


Application No.: US20070167493A1  Published: 19/Jul/2007

Title: Novel compounds for the management of aging-related and diabetic vascular complications, process for their preparation, therapeutic and cosmetic uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

Application No.: 11/727909   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The invention discloses a new clause of a five membered heterocylic ring compounds of general formula I and its pharmaceutically or cosmetically acceptable salts, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, A, B, X and Y are as defined in the specification. The invention also discloses a process for preparation of these compound and their therapeutic and cosmetic applications particularly in the management of aging related and diabetic vascular complications. The compounds in question act by triple action of an AGE (Advanced Glycation Endproducts) breaker, AGE inhibitor and free radical scavenger which make them most suitable in different therapeutic and cosmetic applications. The invention also discloses pharmaceuticals and cosmetic compositions comprising these compounds and method of treatment of diseases caused by accumulation of AGE and/or free radicals in the body cells.

Priority: US2002-116135 Applic. Date: 2002-04-05; US20010281380P Applic. Date: 2001-04-05

Inventor: SANKARANARAYANAN ALANGUDI [IN]


Application No.: US20070169433A1  Published: 26/Jul/2007

Title: BEVERAGE BOTTLING PLANT FOR FILLING BEVERAGE BOTTLES WITH A LIQUID BEVERAGE MATERIAL WITH PACKING APPARATUS FOR PACKING FILLED BOTTLES AND A METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee: KHS MASCHINEN- UND ANLAGENBAU AG

Application No.: 11/625646   Filing Date: 22/Jan/2007

Abstract:

A beverage bottling plant for filling beverage bottles with a liquid beverage material with packing apparatus for packing filled bottles and a method of operation thereof. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. PRG 1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. PRG 1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading "Abstract of the Disclosure." The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims.

Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.

Priority: DE200610003338 Applic. Date: 2006-01-23

Inventor: KOSTER CHRISTOPH [DE]; DUPPER JOSEF [DE]; BRUKER ALEXANDER [DE]; WILZECK REINHARD [DE]; JORISSEN MICHAEL [DE]


Application No.: US20070172433A1  Published: 26/Jul/2007

Title: Biometic compounds containing hydroxyapatites substituted with magnesium and carbonate, and the processes used to obtain them

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/590186   Filing Date: 25/Feb/2005

Abstract:

Carbonate hydroxyapatites containing magnesium, composite materials consisting of said hydroxyapatites and natural polymers are described

processes for the preparation of said materials and their use in orthopaedics and dentistry fields are also described.

Priority: IT2004FI00048 Applic. Date: 2004-02-27; WO2005EP50815 Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: ROVERI NORBERTO [IT]


Application No.: US20070172459A1  Published: 26/Jul/2007

Title: Rational evolution of cytokines for higher stability, the cytokines and encoding nucleic acid molecules

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/706088   Filing Date: 13/Feb/2007

Abstract:

Compositions of modified cytokines and uses thereof generated using processes and systems for the high throughput directed evolution of peptides and proteins, particularly cytokines that act in complex biological settings, are provided. Also provided are modified cytokines formulated for oral delivery and uses thereof to treat diseases and conditions mediated by cytokines.

Priority: US2003-658834 Applic. Date: 2003-09-08; US20030457135P Applic. Date: 2003-03-21; US20020409898P Applic. Date: 2002-09-09

Inventor: GANTIER RENE [FR]; VEGA MANUEL [FR]; DRITTANTI LILA [FR]; GUYON THIERRY [FR]


Application No.: US20070172472A1  Published: 26/Jul/2007

Title: Methods and Systems for Treating Injured Cardiac Tissue

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/619576   Filing Date: 03/Jan/2007

Abstract:

Methods and systems are disclosed for treating cardiac tissue by delivering a platelet composition which induces neovascularization in the cardiac tissue. The platelet composition can additionally contain structural materials and/or bioactive agents.

Priority: US2006-426211 Applic. Date: 2006-06-23; US2006-426219 Applic. Date: 2006-06-23; US20050693749P Applic. Date: 2005-06-23; US20060743686P Applic. Date: 2006-03-23

Inventor: NAYAK ASHA [US]


Application No.: US20070173557A1  Published: 26/Jul/2007

Title: Dental material based on alkoxysilyl-functional polyethers containing a salt of a strong base as catalyst

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/589329   Filing Date: 14/Feb/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to condensation cross-linked dental materials based on alkoxysilyl-functional polyethers and at least one catalyst, the catalyst consisting of a salt and at least one anion of a saturated and/or unsaturated (cyclo)aliphatic carboxylic acid. The salt is formed from at least one cation selected from the group consisting of: complexes of alkali metal cations or ammonium cations and crown ethers and/or cryptands

tetraalkyl-, tetraaryl-, trialkylaryl-, dialkyldiaryl-, and monoalkyltriaryl-ammonium cations, tetraalkyl-, tetraaryl-, trialkylaryl-, dialykyldiaryl-, and monoalkyltriaryl-phosphonium cations, tetraalkyl-, and monoalkyltriaryl-stibonium cations

cations formed by the protonation of a base with a pKBH+ value of at least 20, measured in acetonitrile

and combinations of the complexes and cations. The carboxylic acid is a branched carboxylic acid, whose alkyl chain that is provided on the carboxyl group has a length of at least 2 carbon atoms or an unbranched carboxylic acid, whose alkyl chain that is provided on the carboxyl group has a length of at least 4 carbon atoms.

Priority: DE200410008022 Applic. Date: 2004-02-13; WO2005EP01470 Applic. Date: 2005-02-14

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


Application No.: US20070173558A1  Published: 26/Jul/2007

Title: DENTAL RESINS, DENTAL COMPOSITE MATERIALS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC

Application No.: 11/696872   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2007

Abstract:

A low shrinkage, polymerizable oligomer comprises units of the structure: AB (I) wherein A is an organic radical comprising 1 to about 6 (meth)acrylate groups and 0 to about 5 hydroxy groups

B is an organic radical comprising 1 to about 5 epoxide groups, and wherein A and B are linked through the reaction of an epoxide and a hydroxy group. In one embodiment, a dental restorative material comprises the low shrinkage, polymerizable dental oligomer, a filler system, and a curing system.

These polymerizable dental resins may be used for a variety of dental materials, treatments, and restorative functions, including crown and bridge materials, fillings, adhesives, sealants, luting agents or cements, denture base materials, orthodontic materials and sealants, and other dental restorative materials.

Priority: US2003-452269 Applic. Date: 2003-06-02

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


Application No.: US20070173646A1  Published: 26/Jul/2007

Title: Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 11/568930   Filing Date: 10/May/2005

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: US20040570581P Applic. Date: 2004-05-13; WO2005US16148 Applic. Date: 2005-05-10

Inventor: LAINE DRAMANE I [US]; MCCLELAND BRENT W [US]; NEIPP CHRISTOPHER E [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]


Application No.: US20070173952A1  Published: 26/Jul/2007

Title: Implant and method of producing the same, and a system for implantation

Applicant/Assignee: DOXA AB

Application No.: 10/580613   Filing Date: 25/Nov/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a coated implant for in vivo-anchoring of implants to a biological tissue or another implant, which coated implant comprises an implant having a pre-treated surface and on said pre-treated surface one or more layers of ceramic material chemically and/or mechanically bound to said pre-treated surface. Said one or more layers comprises mainly non-hydrated chemically bonded ceramic material, and each layer independently comprises a first binder phase selected from the group consisting of aluminates, silicates, phosphates, sulphates and combinations thereof. The invention further relates to method of manufacturing said coated implant, a ceramic paste and to a kit comprising said coated implant and ceramic paste. The invention is particularly suitable for dental and orthopaedic implants.

Priority: SE20030003169 Applic. Date: 2003-11-27; WO2004SE01745 Applic. Date: 2004-11-25

Inventor: HERMANSSON LEIF [SE]; ENGQVIST HAKAN [SE]; LOOF JESPER [SE]


Application No.: US20070175479A1  Published: 02/Aug/2007

Title: Apparatus to provide continuous positive airway pressure

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/341694   Filing Date: 27/Jan/2006

Abstract:

Apparatus for communicating a positive fluid pressure to a patient's nasal passageways includes a pair of crush resistant nasal prongs disposed within a respective one of such patient's nasal passageways for delivering at least one of air, oxygen and a combination of air and oxygen to such patient's air passageways. There is a member engageable with at least a portion of said first open end of each one of said pair of crush resistant nasal prongs for substantially sealing them to at least a portion of an inner wall of such air passageways. A crush resistant fluid communication device engages with the second open end of each of the nasal prongs for communicating the at least one of air, oxygen and a combination of air and oxygen to the nasal prongs. Another device is disposed on such apparatus which is engageable with the fluid communication member for retaining the nasal prongs in position in such patient's air passageways during use.

Priority:

Inventor: GROLL DAVID [US]


Application No.: US20070175774A1  Published: 02/Aug/2007

Title: Smart evidence and baggage system

Applicant/Assignee: TSG ASSOCIATES, LTD

Application No.: 11/344923   Filing Date: 01/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A closable bag for use in storing items removed from injured, ill, or deceased persons. The bag is suitably of flexible, plastic. The bag has a bag mouth area providing an opening to the bag, a detachable segment disposed in the mouth area and having an aperture and having a bar code number on an exterior surface of the detachable segment, a bag main portion having a recordation area on an exterior surface of the bag main portion and having a corresponding bar code number on an exterior surface of the bag main portion, a closure member in the bag main portion and near the bag mouth area, and a perforated tear strip disposed between the closure member and the opening to the bag mouth area. Also, a kit including a container for storing one or more of the bags. Also, a method for storing personal items, removed from injured and/or ill persons, or from deceased persons, in one or more of the bags.

Priority:

Inventor: SMART COLIN [GB]; PENNELLS SIMON [GB]; PITTAWAY MARK [GB]


Application No.: US20070178054A1  Published: 02/Aug/2007

Title: ORAL ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITION

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/558184   Filing Date: 09/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The present invention includes compositions and methods for inhibiting the growth and formation of biofilms. The compositions and methods can employ antimicrobial compounds and/or antimicrobial peptides. In an embodiment, a composition includes a combination of at least one antimicrobial compound and at least one CSP analogue or CSP. In an embodiment, a method to inhibit the growth and/or formation of an oral biofilm includes administering a composition comprising at least one antimicrobial compound and at least one CSP analogue or CSP.

Priority: US20050735788P Applic. Date: 2005-11-09; US20060744425P Applic. Date: 2006-04-07

Inventor: SRINIVASA MADHYASTHA [CA]; LOVETRI KAREN [CA]


Application No.: US20070178123A1  Published: 02/Aug/2007

Title: FLAVOR-ENHANCING COMPOSITIONS, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE, AND METHODS OF USE

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/627621   Filing Date: 26/Jan/2007

Abstract:

A flavor-enhancing composition for an ingestible product includes a medicament for the treatment of a cough, or a cold or flu symptom

a physiological cooling agent

and a high intensity sweetener. An undesirable flavor associated with the medicament, such as bitterness, is reduced when it is combined with the physiological cooling agent and the high intensity sweetener.

Priority: US20060762677P Applic. Date: 2006-01-27

Inventor: LEVENSON DEBORAH [US]; ELEJALDE PAULA [US]


Application No.: US20070178220A1  Published: 02/Aug/2007

Title: Materials and methods for manufacturing amorphous tricalcium phosphate and metal oxide alloys of amorphous tricalcium phosphate and methods of using the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/701210   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2007

Abstract:

Alloys of tricalcium phosphate and metal oxide such as TiO2 and SiO2 (ACP) are disclosed as well as method for making these alloys. Method for making these alloys include the steps of milling amorphous tricalcium phosphate and at least one metal oxide together in, for example, a ball mill operated under ambient conditions. Various aspects also relate to treating disease or damage to tissues such as enamel, dentine or bone by contacting tissue with these alloys. As well as formulations for oral care such as tooth pastes, mouth washes, tooth whiteners, and like that comprise ACP. Still another aspect is amorphous tricalcium phosphates that have antimicrobial activity. Various aspects disclosure methods for manufacturing these materials and for using them in various formulations and preparations such as dentifrices, mouth washes and rinses, teeth whiteners, gels, drenches, ointments, slaves, pastes, soaks, sprays, glues, cements, foodstuffs, and the like. Still another aspect is directed towards suing these compositions as parts of, or coatings for, devices such as needles, catheters, packagings, fillings, screws, pins, splints, implants, bandages, packings and the like.

Priority: US20060763607P Applic. Date: 2006-01-31

Inventor: KARLINSEY ROBERT L [US]


Application No.: US20070179131A1  Published: 02/Aug/2007

Title: Novel M3 Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/598750   Filing Date: 11/Mar/2005

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine receptor antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: US20040552105P Applic. Date: 2004-03-11; WO2005US07822 Applic. Date: 2005-03-11

Inventor: JIN JIAN [US]


Application No.: US20070179180A1  Published: 02/Aug/2007

Title: Novel m3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 10/581229   Filing Date: 03/Dec/2004

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine receptor antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: US20030526766P Applic. Date: 2003-12-03; WO2004US40668 Applic. Date: 2004-12-03

Inventor: BUSCH-PETERSEN JAKOB [US]; JIN JIAN [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]; FU WEI [US]


Application No.: US20070179184A1  Published: 02/Aug/2007

Title: Novel m3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonists

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/581230   Filing Date: 03/Dec/2004

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine receptor antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: US20030526824P Applic. Date: 2003-12-03; WO2004US40667 Applic. Date: 2004-12-03

Inventor: BUSCH-PETERSEN JAKOB [US]; JIN JIAN [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]; FU WEI [US]


Application No.: US20070179195A1  Published: 02/Aug/2007

Title: Nitrosated and/or nitrosylated cyclooxygenase-2 selective inhibitors, compositions and methods of use

Applicant/Assignee: NITROMED, INC NICOX, S.A

Application No.: 11/730886   Filing Date: 04/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The invention provides novel nitrosated and/or nitrosylated cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) selective inhibitors and novel compositions and kits comprising at least one nitrosated and/or nitrosylated cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) selective inhibitor, and, optionally, at least one compound that donates, transfers or releases nitric oxide, stimulates endogenous synthesis of nitric oxide, elevates endogenous levels of endothelium-derived relaxing factor or is a substrate for nitric oxide synthase, and/or, optionally, at least one therapeutic agent. The invention also provides methods for treating inflammation, pain and fever

for treating and/or improving the gastrointestinal properties of COX-2 selective inhibitors

for facilitating wound healing

for treating and/or preventing renal and/or respiratory toxicity

for treating and/or preventing other disorders resulting from elevated levels of cyclooxygenase-2

and for improving the cardiovascular profile of COX-2 selective inhibitors.

Priority: US2003-718060 Applic. Date: 2003-06-10; US20020387433P Applic. Date: 2002-06-11

Inventor: LETTS L G [US]; GARVEY DAVID S [US]


Application No.: US20070179200A1  Published: 02/Aug/2007

Title: Multi-phase liquid composition and optical electrowetting device that incorporates the same

Applicant/Assignee: VARIOPTIC S.A VARIOPTIC

Application No.: 11/700089   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a multi-phase liquid composition comprising a conductive fluid and a non-conductive fluid, the non-conductive fluid being immiscible in the conductive fluid, the composition having a mean arithmetic cinematic viscosity of between about 1.5 cSt and about 40 cSt, within a temperature range of about -20 DEG C. to about +70 DEG C. The invention also pertains to an optical electrowetting device comprising said multi-phase liquid composition, as well as an optical lens driven by electrowetting, and apparatus comprising the same.

Priority: EP20060356010 Applic. Date: 2006-02-01; US20060763889P Applic. Date: 2006-02-01

Inventor: LIOGIER D ARDHUY GAETAN [FR]; AMIOT FRANCK [FR]; MALET GERALDINE [FR]


Application No.: US20070179201A1  Published: 02/Aug/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070180668A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: Pouch with slider and grip members

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/349558   Filing Date: 08/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A reclosable pouch comprises first and second side panels and a mouth at an upper end of the pouch. A first closure mechanism that includes complementary opposing interlocking profiles is disposed on the first and second side panels and a second closure mechanism that includes complementary opposing interlocking profiles is disposed on the first and second side panels and spaced from the first closure mechanism. A slider is adapted to straddle the mouth of the pouch and is movable between a first position and a second position. A separator member is disposed adjacent one end of the slider for separating the interlocking profiles of the first closure mechanism when the slider is moved toward the first position. A protrusion is disposed adjacent an opposite end of the slider for engaging the interlocking profiles of the first and second closure mechanisms when the slider is moved toward the second position. A grip member is disposed between the first closure mechanism and the mouth.

Priority:

Inventor: ACKERMAN BRYAN L [US]; MCCREE JOHN O [US]


Application No.: US20070181144A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: COATED DENTAL DEVICES WITH DRY-TO-THE-TOUCH, FLAVOR-ABSORBING, SALIVA SOLUBLE COATINGS AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING

Applicant/Assignee: WHITEHILL ORAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 11/549670   Filing Date: 16/Oct/2006

Abstract:

Coated, disposable, one-handed, dental devices, including dental flossers, dental picks and dental stimulators, having dry-to-the-touch, flavor-absorbing, saliva soluble coatings that are suitable for subsequently absorbing volatile flavors from a flavor reservoir, while maintained under flavor-sealed conditions, wherein tumbling motion is imparted to said devices while simultaneously coating said tumbling devices with multiple coatings of the dry-to-the-touch-coatings, wherein said multiple coatings comprise from between about 0.25 and about 6% by weight of said multicoated devices.

Priority: US20060745704P Applic. Date: 2006-04-26; US2006-349042 Applic. Date: 2006-02-07; US2006-380331 Applic. Date: 2006-04-26; US2006-549671 Applic. Date: 2006-10-16; US2006-549668 Applic. Date: 2006-10-16

Inventor: BROWN DALE G [US]; HILL IRA D [US]


Application No.: US20070181448A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: Container for sanitizing an article

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/591838   Filing Date: 02/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A container for sanitizing an article includes a case defining a central void sized to accommodate at least a portion of the article, a receptacle in fluid communication with the central void, and a granular, antiseptic media disposed within the receptacle. The granular, antiseptic media includes at least one out-gassing, antimicrobial agent such as, thyme oil or thymol. The granular, antiseptic media may further include a granular, fragrance blended with the granular, out-gassing, antimicrobial agent in a select ratio to remediate an antiseptic odor of the out-gassing, antimicrobial agent. The article may be a toothbrush or other type of brush, a mouth guard, a comb, a sponge, or other article which may be stored in a damp or wet condition after use.

Priority: US2006-350504 Applic. Date: 2006-02-09

Inventor: DAVIS COLIN [US]


Application No.: US20070181659A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: Cup package made of a fibre-based material

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/591170   Filing Date: 21/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cup package made of a fibre-based material, such as polymer-coated packaging board, comprising a cup ( 1 ) containing a packaged product ( 2 ) and a lid ( 6 ) closing the mouth of the cup. In accordance with the invention, the cup ( 1 ) has a collar ( 5 ) bent downwardly from the mouth of the cup and diverging from the cup skirt ( 3 ), and the lid ( 6 ) has a rim ( 8 ) oriented accordingly downwardly from the collar, the lid being fixed in position by heat-sealing between said collar and rim parts. For opening the package, the lid ( 6 ) can be equipped with a tear strip ( 11 ) surrounding its rim ( 8 ). In addition, the lid ( 6 ) may be nested with the cup ( 1 ), so that compression and friction between their opposite surfaces retain the lid in position in the reclosed package.

Priority: FI20040000431 Applic. Date: 2004-03-22; WO2005FI00162 Applic. Date: 2005-03-21

Inventor: RASANEN JARI [FI]; KARINE SEPPO [FI]


Application No.: US20070183633A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: Identification, verification, and recognition method and system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/593863   Filing Date: 22/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to the field of identification and verification of living beings with the aid of the form, shape, contour, silhouette, surface structure, color and characteristics especially of sets of teeth, individual teeth, tooth parts, and the relation thereof to the facial and body structures surrounding the same. Systems that are suitable for recording the person-related characteristics are based on detection by means of laser, a camera, sensor, image, color, etc., for example. Disclosed are a series of possibilities and constructions on how a "dental fingerprint" can be detected so as to generate data. The invention does away with problems inherent to previous systems in this field as a result of the great advantage created by the independence of the teeth from facial expressions. The detection of the surface is to indicate whether a being is alive or dead. The inventive method and system can be used wherever the identity of a person has to be proven in order to grant access or control, for example. Potential users include the bank sector, computer security, e-commerce, public authorities, enterprises, the health sector, telecommunication, and private entities.

Priority: DE200410014875 Applic. Date: 2004-03-29; DE200410039937 Applic. Date: 2004-08-18; WO2005EP03049 Applic. Date: 2005-03-22

Inventor: HOFFMANN ANDRE [DE]


Application No.: US20070183984A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: CALCIUM PHOSPHATE SALTS IN ORAL COMPOSITIONS SUITABLE AS A TOOTH REMINERALIZING AGENT

Applicant/Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY

Application No.: 11/670749   Filing Date: 02/Feb/2007

Abstract:

The present invention is generally directed to an oral composition comprising a calcium phosphate salt and a combination of acids having differing solubilities in the oral cavity, for tooth mineralization or remineralization. The presence of a combination of acids in the oral composition acts to maximize the release of calcium and phosphate ions from the oral composition over an extended period of time, in order to promote the precipitation of enamel-like crystals on the surfaces of the teeth, or in subsurface regions therein.

Priority: US20060765289P Applic. Date: 2006-02-03

Inventor: HAAS MICHAEL S [US]; GREENBERG MICHAEL J [US]


Application No.: US20070183986A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: Methods and systems for mixing a multi-part fluoride varnish composition

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/348055   Filing Date: 06/Feb/2006

Abstract:

Methods and related systems for mixing a multi-phase fluoride varnish composition preparatory to applying it to a person's teeth. The method includes the steps of providing a multi-phase fluoride varnish composition including a liquid hydrophobic adhesive phase and a solid fluoride salt (e.g., sodium fluoride) phase that is substantially insoluble in the liquid adhesive phase, and applying turbulence to the multi-phase composition within a closed vessel in order to substantially suspend the solid fluoride salt phase within the liquid hydrophobic adhesive phase while preventing spillage of the composition.

Priority:

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]; WAGNER JEFF [US]; LOVERIDGE DAN E [US]


Application No.: US20070183987A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: Peroxide Gel Compositions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/307463   Filing Date: 08/Feb/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is the use of Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) in the creation of peroxide gels for various applications. Such applications include bleaching of hair, teeth, laundry or any other bleachable item. Blending of the gel is accomplished by mixing the Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) with a peroxide such as hydrogen peroxide, carbamide peroxide, sodium perborate, or sodium percarbonate, usually also with water or an appropriate organic solvent. Peroxide concentrations in these new gels can reach a 30% concentration of hydrogen peroxide while maintaining a shelf life of six months at room temperature without developing peroxide decomposition.

Priority:

Inventor: JENSEN STEVEN D [US]


Application No.: US20070183989A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: Oral Compositions Comprising Zinc Citrate and/or Tocopherol Agents

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/614486   Filing Date: 21/Dec/2006

Abstract:

Methods and oral compositions for reducing one or more of plaque, tartar, caries, dentinal sensitivity, malodor, and/or inflammation are provided. The composition comprise an active ingredient that comprises a zinc salt.

Priority: US20050752341P Applic. Date: 2005-12-21

Inventor: PRENCIPE MICHAEL [US]; FRUGE LINH [US]; MELLO SARITA V [US]; GAFFAR ABDUL [US]


Application No.: US20070183991A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: Toothpaste composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/589658   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2005

Abstract:

Provided is a toothpaste composition providing a pleasant cooling sensation and has excellent storage stability. The toothpaste composition contains from 30 to 60 wt % of erythritol having an average particle size of 200 mum or less as Component (A), from 15 to 30 wt % of water as Component (B), and from 0.6 to 3 wt % of a binder as (C1).

Priority: JP20040061586 Applic. Date: 2004-03-05; WO2005JP03726 Applic. Date: 2005-03-04

Inventor: KATOU KAZUHIKO [JP]; KAYANE SHIGETO [JP]


Application No.: US20070184404A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: Device For Cleaning And/Or The Care of Teeth And/Or Gums

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/735296   Filing Date: 13/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The invention relates to a device for cleaning and/or care of teeth and/or gums, said device comprising a molded spoon-shaped mouthpiece for an upper jaw and/or a lower jaw, provided with at least one channel ending in at least one nozzle for applying liquid to teeth and/or gums. The aim of the invention is to improve one such device for cleaning and/or care of teeth and/or gums, both in terms of the handling thereof and the obtainable cleaning and/or care effect on the teeth and/or gums, in such a way that effective and long-lasting cleaning and/or care of teeth and/or gums can be carried out in a more simple and comfortable manner, especially for people in need of care and confined to bed. To this end, the mouthpiece also comprises at least one channel ending in at least one opening, through which liquid applied to the teeth and/or gums can be essentially sucked out.

Priority: DE200410049950 Applic. Date: 2004-10-13; WO2005EP10531 Applic. Date: 2005-09-29

Inventor: JOHNKI BERND J [DE]


Application No.: US20070184964A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

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 invention relates to a x-ray opaque glass which belongs to a SiO2 and Yb2O3 system and can contain, when necessary, additives for adapting the properties thereof. A method for producing said glass and for using it, in particular in the form of a dental glass are also disclosed.

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

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


Application No.: US20070185036A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: Ester derivatives of rhein and their therapeutic use

Applicant/Assignee: SOSEI R&D LTD

Application No.: 10/591157   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2005

Abstract:

Compounds that may have anti-inflammatory activity are of general formula (I)

wherein X1, is H or COR1, and X2 is H or COR2 but X1, and X2 are not both H

R1 and R2 are the same or different and are each C1-4 alkyl substituted with R3, or a four to seven-membered ring which can be optionally substituted with R8 and can contain one or more additional heteroatoms selected from O, S(O)n and NR9

is R3 is F, CF3, OR4, NR5R6 O, S(O)n R7

R4, R5 and R6 are the same or different and are each H or C1-4 alkyl optionally substituted with R3, or NR5R6 is a C4-6 heterocycloalkyl ring containing one or more heteroatoms selected from O, NR8 and S(O)n

each n is 0-2

R7 is C1-4 alkyl

R8 is as defined for R3 or C1-4 alkyl optionally substituted with R3 or halogen

and R9 is H or C1-4 alkyl

or a salt, solvate or hydrate thereof.

Priority: GB20040004953 Applic. Date: 2004-03-04; WO2005GB00832 Applic. Date: 2005-03-04

Inventor: BAXTER ANDREW D [GB]; WALMSEY ANDREA [GB]


Application No.: US20070185088A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: M3 muscarinic acetylchoine receptor antagonists

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/598888   Filing Date: 17/Mar/2004

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine receptor antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: WO2004US08032 Applic. Date: 2004-03-17

Inventor: BUSCH-PETERSEN JAKOB [US]; LAINE DRAMANE I [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]


Application No.: US20070185090A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: Muscarinic acetylchoine receptor antagonists

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/598887   Filing Date: 17/Mar/2004

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine receptor antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: WO2004US08026 Applic. Date: 2004-03-17

Inventor: BUSCH-PETERSEN JAKOB [US]; COOPER ANTHONY W [GB]; DAVIS RODERICK S [US]; LAINE DRAMANE I [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]; FU WEI [US]


Application No.: US20070185148A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: M3 muscarinic acetylchoine receptor antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 10/598885   Filing Date: 17/Mar/2004

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine receptor antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: WO2004US08025 Applic. Date: 2004-03-17

Inventor: BUSCH-PETERSEN JAKOB [US]; COOPER ANTHONY W J [GB]; LAINE DRAMANE I [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]; WAN ZEHONG [US]; YAN HONGXING [US]; ZHU CHONGJIE [US]


Application No.: US20070185155A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 11/568330   Filing Date: 27/Apr/2005

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: US20040565623P Applic. Date: 2004-04-27; WO2005US14386 Applic. Date: 2005-04-27

Inventor: LAINE DAMANE I [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]; MCCLELAND BRENT W [US]; NEIPP CHRISTOPHER E [US]; THOMAS SONIA M [US]


Application No.: US20070185230A1  Published: 09/Aug/2007

Title: Reactive oligomeric thiol and ene materials as dental restorative mixtures

Applicant/Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO CU TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER OFFICE

Application No.: 10/598641   Filing Date: 08/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The present invention provides a dental composition comprising a curable blend of one or more polythiol compounds and one or more polyvinyl compounds

where one or both compounds are oligomers. In one aspect, the polythiol compounds are polythiol oligomers formed by prepolymerization of polyvinyl monomers in the presence of an excess of polythiol monomers. In another aspect, the polyvinyl compounds are polyvinyl oligomers formed by prepolymerization of polythiol monomers in the presence of an excess of polyvinyl monomers. The dental composition may further comprise one or more fillers or photoinitiators known in the art. The invention also comprises methods of making a dental prosthesis comprising the composition described above. Use of the thiol-ene oligomeric system results in cured (polymerized) dental compositions having improved physical properties, including low-shrinkage properties and reduced shrinkage induced-stress, enhanced double bond conversion percentage, and reduced odor.

Priority: US20040551688P Applic. Date: 2004-03-09; WO2005US07938 Applic. Date: 2005-03-08

Inventor: BOWMAN CHRISTOPHER N [US]; JACQUELYN CARIOSCIA [US]; LU HUI [US]; STANSBURY JEFFREY W [US]


Application No.: US20070186941A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: Smokeless tobacco composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/351919   Filing Date: 10/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A smokeless tobacco product includes a powdered or granular smokeless tobacco formulation that is contained within a moisture-permeable packet or pouch. The smokeless tobacco formulation may include finely ground particles of tobacco in powder-like form and other ingredients such as sweeteners, binders, colorants, pH adjusters, fillers, flavoring ingredients, disintegration aids, antioxidants and preservatives. The tobacco formulation may have a dry or moist form. The container has the form of a pouch or bag, such as is the type commonly used for the manufacture of snus products. The container preferably contains at least one capsule, such as a spherical breakable capsule. The container is intended to be placed in the mouth of the tobacco user, such that the tobacco formulation within the container may be enjoyed by the user. After the tobacco user is finished using the smokeless tobacco product, the container is removed from the user's mouth for disposal. Alternatively, the container is dissolvable or dispersible in the mouth of the user.

Priority:

Inventor: HOLTON DARRELL E JR [US]; CANTRELL DANIEL V [US]


Application No.: US20070186945A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: Smoking article with improved delivery profile

Applicant/Assignee: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC

Application No.: 11/641673   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2006

Abstract:

A smoking article, which provides lower amounts of total particulate matter in a latter portion of its puff count, includes a cylinder of smoking material, a combustible hollow tube within the cylinder of smoking material, and a heat sink at a downstream end of the hollow tube. The smoking article also includes a filter system attached to the cylinder of smoking material having a sorbent material and at least one downstream segment of filtering material.

Priority: US20050754277P Applic. Date: 2005-12-29

Inventor: OLEGARIO RAQUEL M [US]; BRAUNSHTEYN MIKE [US]; YOSS GAIL [US]; LYONS-HART JIM [US]


Application No.: US20070187265A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: CONTAINER

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/669212   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2007

Abstract:

A container having a container bottom and a container wall defining a chamber, wherein a portion of the container wall comprises at least one compartment for accommodating a component.

Priority: EP20060002283 Applic. Date: 2006-02-03

Inventor: HOHMANN ARNO [DE]; PEUKER MARC [DE]


Application No.: US20070189979A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: Particles

Applicant/Assignee: NORTON HEALTHCARE LIMITED T/A IVAX PHARMACEUTICALS

Application No.: 10/572754   Filing Date: 18/Sep/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to particles for drug delivery by inhalation, said particles incorporating at least one active ingredient which is non-crystalline. The may be a plurality of active ingredients and moreover the outer surface of the particles may be substantially smooth. By providing non-crystalline particles with an outer smooth surface, a substantially accurate dose of active ingredient(s) can, in use of an inhalation device, be delivered each time the device is discharged, with a free flow and non-agglomeration of the particles. This is brought about by the smooth surface and the lack of a periodic ordered structure typical of a crystalline solid. The invention extends to an inhalation composition, and a pulmonary nasal inhalation device including such a composition.

Priority: GB20030021873 Applic. Date: 2003-09-18; GB20040003262 Applic. Date: 2004-02-13; WO2004US30724 Applic. Date: 2004-09-18

Inventor: ZENG XIAN-MING [GB]; WOOLFE AUSTEN J [GB]; LANGFORD ALAN [GB]


Application No.: US20070189982A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: Diagnostics and treatments of Periodontal disease

Applicant/Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Application No.: 11/654512   Filing Date: 18/Jan/2007

Abstract:

This invention relates to the PrtR-PrtK cell surface protein of Porphyromonas gingivalis and in particular a multimeric cell association protein complex comprising the PrtR and PrtK proteins. Accordingly the invention provides a substantially purified antigenic complex for use in raising an antibody response directed against Porphyromonas gingivalis. The complex comprises at least one multimeric protein complex of arginine-specific and lysine-specific thiol endopeptidases each containing at least one adhesin domain, the complex having a molecular weight of greater than about 200 kDa. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions and associated agents based on said complex for the detection, prevention and treatment of Periodontal disease associated with P. gingivalis.

Priority: AU1995PN06275 Applic. Date: 1995-10-30; WO1996AU00673 Applic. Date: 1996-10-30; US2002-229066 Applic. Date: 2002-08-28; US1998-066330 Applic. Date: 1998-09-15

Inventor: REYNOLDS ERIC C [AU]; BHOGAL PETER S [AU]; SLAKESKI NADA [AU]


Application No.: US20070190090A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: SIALAGOGUE BASED ORAL CARE PRODUCTS

Applicant/Assignee: WHITEHILL ORAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 11/671075   Filing Date: 05/Feb/2007

Abstract:

Biofilm-responsive oral care products containing emulsion/sialagogue mixtures, provide the user with increased and prolonged saliva flow.

Priority: US20060771106P Applic. Date: 2006-02-07

Inventor: BROWN DALE G [US]


Application No.: US20070190107A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: Cell selective implant surface with controlled release of bioactive agents

Applicant/Assignee: STRAUMANN HOLDING AG

Application No.: 11/652168   Filing Date: 11/Jan/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an implant ( 1 ) with at least partially a roughened surface ( 2 ), which is at least partially covered by an organic or polymeric intermediate layer ( 3 ) and attached thereto a top layer ( 4 ). The top layer ( 4 ) provides for a controlled release of at least one bioactive agent. A kit for preparing such an implant is also described.

Priority: EP20060000453 Applic. Date: 2006-01-11

Inventor: TOSATTI SAMUELE [CH]; TRENTIN DIANA [CH]; SCHULER MARTIN [CH]; DE WILD MICHAEL [CH]


Application No.: US20070190128A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: Esters of L-carnitine or alkanoyl L-carnitines useful as cationic lipids for the intracellular delivery of pharmacologically active compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SIGMA-TAU INDUSTRIE FARMACEUTICHE RIUNITE S.P.A

Application No.: 11/727526   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2007

Abstract:

Esters of L-carnitine and alkanoyl L-carnitines are described which can be used as cationic lipids for the intracellular delivery of pharmacologically active compounds. New esters of L-carnitine and alkanoyl L-carnitines of formula (I) are also disclosed wherein the R groups are as defined in the description.

Priority: WO2000IT00137 Applic. Date: 2000-04-11; IT1999RM00220 Applic. Date: 1999-04-13; US2003-624645 Applic. Date: 2003-07-23; US2001-958328 Applic. Date: 2001-10-09

Inventor: PISANO CLAUDIO [IT]; TINTI MARIA O [IT]; SANTANIELLO MOSE [IT]; CRITELLI LUCIANA [IT]; SALVATORI GIOVANNI [IT]


Application No.: US20070190475A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: Arch bar

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/353637   Filing Date: 14/Feb/2006

Abstract:

An improved arch bar for dental surgery is formed from a strip of malleable material. The strip is the shape of a right angle having a splint portion and a retainer portion. A series of apertures extend through the splint portion and the retainer portion with the longitudinal edges of the strip being continuous and smooth. The splint portion is attached to the bone and the retainer portion forms an outwardly projecting shelf having a smooth surface. The soft tissue of the mouth is protected from ligature wires threaded through the apertures by the shelf.

Priority:

Inventor: FORE FRANK [US]; CASSATLY MICHAEL [US]


Application No.: US20070190486A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: Dental instrument with light

Applicant/Assignee: DELDENT, LTD

Application No.: 11/352114   Filing Date: 10/Feb/2006

Abstract:

An ultrasonic dental insert having at least one light source. A first transducer generates ultrasonic vibrations. A connecting body has a proximal end and a distal end having a tip attached thereto. The proximal end is attached to the first transducer so as to receive the ultrasonic vibrations therefrom and to transmit the ultrasonic vibrations toward the tip attached to the distal end. A second transducer is disposed substantially proximate to the connecting body for generating a voltage signal in response to movement of a portion of the connecting body according to the ultrasonic vibrations. At least one light source substantially proximate to the tip is connected to and receives the voltage signal from the second transducer to generate light. The ultrasonic dental insert may be inserted into a handpiece for providing electromagnetic energy to the first transducer to generate the ultrasonic vibrations.

Priority:

Inventor: KHAIMOV MOSHE [IL]


Application No.: US20070190509A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: Instructional toothbrushing

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/355705   Filing Date: 16/Feb/2006

Abstract:

An instructional hygiene method includes providing an instructional hygiene device, the instructional hygiene device configured to provide an instruction to a user during operation, and delivering said instruction from said instructional hygiene device to said user in response to activation of a user input of said instructional hygiene device. The instructional hygiene device can include a toothbrush or a dentifrice dispenser. The delivering an instruction step can include instructing the user regarding a tooth-brushing technique, instructing the user to move a toothbrush head in a circular motion, instructing the user to brush a tongue, and/or providing music to the user. In addition, the step of delivering the instruction can include retrieving the instruction from a memory of the instructional hygiene device.

Priority:

Inventor: KIM YOUNGJOO E [US]


Application No.: US20070190558A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: Cationic Steroid Antimicrobial Compositions and Methods of Use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/669803   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2007

Abstract:

The invention provides methods for decreasing or inhibiting herpesviridae (HV) infection or pathogenesis of a cell in vitro, ex vivo or in vivo, a symptom or pathology associated with a herpesviridae (HV) infection or pathogenesis in vitro, ex vivo or in vivo, or an adverse side effect of herpesviridae (HV) infection or pathogenesis in vitro, ex vivo or in vivo. In one embodiment, a method of the invention includes treating a subject with an invention compound (e.g., cationic steroid antimicrobial or CSA).

Priority: US20060764129P Applic. Date: 2006-02-01

Inventor: SAVAGE PAUL B [US]; LEUNG DONALD [US]


Application No.: US20070191279A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: Methods and compositions for treating disorders associated with increased bone turnover and osteopenia

Applicant/Assignee: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 11/705689   Filing Date: 13/Feb/2007

Abstract:

The invention provides methods and compositions for modulating osteoclastogenesis and for treating bone diseases characterized by bone loss or a decrease in bone mass or density, by administering a compound or agent that modulates the adenosine A1 receptor, in particular, an inhibitor or antagonist of the A1 receptor.

Priority: US20060773176P Applic. Date: 2006-02-14

Inventor: CRONSTEIN BRUCE N [US]; KARA FIRAS M [US]


Application No.: US20070191343A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: 4-((4-(2-Azaperhydroepinylethoxy)phenyl)methyl)-3-2(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-7-hydroxychromen-2-one, pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof and methods of use therewith

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/523376   Filing Date: 18/Sep/2006

Abstract:

This invention relates to Benzopyranone Compounds, compositions comprising a Benzopyranone Compound and methods for treating or preventing cancer or inhibiting the growth of a cancer cell or neoplastic cell comprising administering an effective amount of a Benzopyranone Compound to a patient in need thereof. The Benzopyranone Compounds have the formula: including pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1 and n are as defined herein.

Priority: US2006-473564 Applic. Date: 2006-06-23; US20050693867P Applic. Date: 2005-06-24

Inventor: SAKATA STEVEN T [US]; NARLA RAMA K [US]; STEIN BERND [US]


Application No.: US20070191363A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: Heteroalkyl-substituted biphenyl-4-carboxylic acid arylamide analogues

Applicant/Assignee: NEUROGEN CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/591383   Filing Date: 02/Mar/2005

Abstract:

Heteroalkyl-substituted biphenyl-4-carboxylic acid arylamide analogues are provided, of the formula: wherein variables are as described herein. Such compounds are ligands that may be used to modulate specific receptor activity in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treatment of conditions associated with pathological receptor activation in humans, domesticated companion animals and livestock animals. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for using such compounds to treat such disorders are provided, as are methods for using such ligands for receptor localization studies.

Priority: US20040549439P Applic. Date: 2004-03-02; WO2005US06983 Applic. Date: 2005-03-02

Inventor: HODGETTS KEVIN J [US]; DE LOMBAERT STEPHANE [US]


Application No.: US20070191374A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: Substituted cinnolin-4-ylamines

Applicant/Assignee: NEUROGEN COROPERATION

Application No.: 10/592036   Filing Date: 08/Apr/2005

Abstract:

Substituted cinnolin-4-ylamines are provided, of the Formula (I): wherein variables are as described herein. Such compounds are ligands that may be used to modulate specific receptor activity in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treatment of conditions associated with pathological receptor activation in humans, domesticated companion animals and livestock animals. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for using such compounds to treat such disorders are provided, as are methods for using such ligands for receptor localization studies.

Priority: US20040560485P Applic. Date: 2004-04-08; WO2005US11904 Applic. Date: 2005-04-08

Inventor: HODGETTS KEVIN J [US]


Application No.: US20070191523A1  Published: 16/Aug/2007

Title: Decolorization of oligomers

Applicant/Assignee: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 11/595449   Filing Date: 09/Nov/2006

Abstract:

Methods of producing decolorized homo- and co-polymers through polymerization of monomers in presence of cobalt-complexed tetraphenyl porphyrin derivatives and decolorization of the produced polymer by exposing the polymer to a sorbent and, optionally, a solvent are disclosed herein.

Priority: US20050735956P Applic. Date: 2005-11-10

Inventor: WAYLAND BRADFORD B [US]; LU ZHI [US]; GRIDNEV ALEXEI A [US]; DARLING THOMAS R [US]


Application No.: US20070193467A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Explosive cartridge

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/592033   Filing Date: 02/Mar/2005

Abstract:

An explosive cartridge includes a substantially cylindrical sleeve ( 2 ) having an end wall ( 6 ) sealing a first end of the sleeve, an end unit ( 3 ) inserted in the sleeve to a certain depth in a second end of the sleeve, said end unit having an inner side ( 4 ) facing the interior of the sleeve and an outer side ( 5 ) on the opposite side of the end unit, a chamber ( 7 ) in the sleeve between said end wall and said inner side, said chamber being filled with a blasting agent ( 8 ), a channel ( 10 ) extending through the end unit between an outer mouth ( 11 ) and an inner mouth ( 12 ), said channel comprising a seat ( 13 ) for a priming cartridge ( 14 ), and a priming cartridge accommodated in the seat, said priming cartridge containing a detonating explosive for the firing of the blasting agent in said chamber. At least one spacing member ( 20 ), protruding in the axial direction, is provided on the outer side of the end wall ( 6 ) in the first end of the explosive cartridge and/or on the end unit in the second end of the explosive cartridge, such that an intermediate space ( 28 ) is formed between the outer side ( 5 ) of a first, lower explosive cartridge and the under side of the end wall of a second, upper explosive cartridge resting on the first explosive cartridge, when the two cartridges are entered in a drill hole ( 24 ) in order to be detonated, and at least one passage ( 21 ) is provided in the radial direction, passing said spacing member, allowing communication between said intermediate space and the surrounding space ( 27 ) in the drill hole.

Priority: SE20040000682 Applic. Date: 2004-03-18; WO2005SE00296 Applic. Date: 2005-03-02

Inventor: BENGTSSON JAN-AKE [SE]


Application No.: US20070193662A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Titanium alloys including increased oxygen content and exhibiting improved mechanical properties

Applicant/Assignee: ATI PROPERTIES, INC

Application No.: 11/268922   Filing Date: 08/Nov/2005

Abstract:

One aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a metastable beta titanium alloy comprising, in weight percentages: up to 0.05 nitrogen

up to 0.10 carbon

up to 0.015 hydrogen

up to 0.10 iron

greater than 0.20 oxygen

14.00 to 16.00 molybdenum

titanium

and incidental impurities. Articles of manufacture including the alloy also are disclosed.

Priority: US20050716460P Applic. Date: 2005-09-13

Inventor: JABLOKOV VICTOR R [US]; FREESE HOWARD L [US]


Application No.: US20070194534A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Portable anchoring device for a sports goal

Applicant/Assignee: KWIK GOAL LTD

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

Abstract:

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

Priority:

Inventor: CARUSO ANTHONY [US]


Application No.: US20070196237A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Apparatus for regulating the temperature of a biological and/or chemical sample and method of using the same

Applicant/Assignee: AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH

Application No.: 11/356511   Filing Date: 17/Feb/2006

Abstract:

The invention provides an apparatus for regulating the temperature of a chemical and/or biological sample and a method of using the same. The apparatus includes at least one temperature control module. The temperature control module includes a heater, a conductor of caloric, and a temperature sensor. The heater of the temperature control module is adapted to thermally communicate with a removable substrate, on which said chemical and/or biological sample is placed, via the conductor of caloric. The temperature sensor of the temperature control module is adapted to detect and control the temperature of the substrate via the conductor of caloric. The apparatus is designed such that the substrate is situated above said temperature control module to entirely cover said temperature control module.

Priority:

Inventor: NEUZIL PAVEL [SG]; HSIEH TSENG-MING [SG]; PIPPER JUERGEN [SG]


Application No.: US20070196287A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: METHODS FOR BLEACHING AND DESENSITIZING TEETH

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/733490   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2007

Abstract:

Composition and methods include a dental bleaching agent, potassium nitrate a fluoride salt for enhanced whitening and reduced tooth sensitivity. The potassium nitrate and fluoride salt both reduce or eliminate tooth sensitivity that may otherwise be caused by the bleaching agent. For prolonged treatment of teeth, lower quantities of potassium nitrate (e.g., 0.5%) have actually been found to work better than larger quantities (e.g., 3%). The dental compositions may be applied directly to the person's teeth, or they may be loaded into a comfortable fitting, flexible, thin-walled dental tray and placed over the person's teeth. In that case, the dental compositions will include a tackifying agent, such as carboxypolymethylene, which assists the composition in retaining the dental tray over the person's teeth as a result of the adhesive properties of the dental composition rather than due to mechanical interlocking of the tray over the person's teeth. The dental compositions may further include anticariogenic and antimicrobial agents.

Priority: US2000-710181 Applic. Date: 2000-11-10; US2000-494113 Applic. Date: 2000-01-31; US2000-694516 Applic. Date: 2000-10-23; US1998-190709 Applic. Date: 1998-11-12

Inventor: FISCHER DAN E [US]


Application No.: US20070196441A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Process for Making Orally Consumable Dosage Forms

Applicant/Assignee: PFIZER INC

Application No.: 11/696964   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The present invention is concerned with a process for making rapidly dissolving and dispersing dosage forms, particularly orally consumable films, for the delivery of pharmaceutically active agents and with the dosage forms so obtained.

Priority: GB20020017382 Applic. Date: 2002-07-26; US2003-626811 Applic. Date: 2003-07-23; US20020403887P Applic. Date: 2002-08-16

Inventor: AUFFRET ANTHONY D [GB]; BENEE LISA S [GB]


Application No.: US20070196447A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Use Of Antifungal Compositions To Treat Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/668764   Filing Date: 30/Jan/2007

Abstract:

The present invention provides a novel method for treating oral conditions and upper gastrointestinal conditions in a subject by providing an inventive oral dosage form of a pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of at least one antifungal and optionally a flavor modifier and/or salivation component such as an herbal component. In the present invention, the subjects have either not been diagnosed or do not have active or recurrent fungal infections. Specifically, the present invention is directed to chewable dosage forms.

Priority: US20060764608P Applic. Date: 2006-02-01; US20060833433P Applic. Date: 2006-07-26; US20060862149P Applic. Date: 2006-10-19

Inventor: WEG STUART L [US]


Application No.: US20070196495A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Method for administering medicaments to subjects with swallowing difficulties and disorders

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/590282   Filing Date: 24/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The present invention is a variably thickened pharmaceutical dosage form, its composition and its use for orally administering medications to patients that have difficulty swallowing other solid dosage forms such as tablets or capsules.

Priority: US20040558349P Applic. Date: 2004-03-31; WO2005US09548 Applic. Date: 2005-03-24

Inventor: SOLTERO RICHARD [US]


Application No.: US20070196516A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Sugar substitute and rapid localized delivery system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/582543   Filing Date: 18/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A film composition for orally delivering a variety of substances to a person. In one embodiment, the substance is a reduced calorie sugar substitute derived from species of the plant genus Synsepalum. The reduced calorie substitute can be utilized to control calorie intake or to make the delivery of drugs, pharmaceuticals or cosmetics more palatable. In other embodiments, the substance is a drug product or medicant. Further, the film compositions can be used to deliver a wide variety of substances directly to the taste buds, thereby increasing the localized concentration of the substances. Also provided a generally applicable orally consumable sugar substitute.

Priority: US20050727943P Applic. Date: 2005-10-18

Inventor: CHAMBERS SCOTT A [US]


Application No.: US20070196783A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Suction tip for dental treatment

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/700953   Filing Date: 01/Feb/2007

Abstract:

The invention provides a suction tip for dental treatment which has no possibility of causing a patient discomfort such as pain when its end portion touches the gingiva or the like of the patient, and enables an easy suction operation and an easy attachment operation to a suction tube. The suction tip for dental treatment has a cylindrical shape as a whole, and a front end portion of the cylinder is cut obliquely. The front end portion is made of soft silicone rubber, and a cylindrical base portion continuing to the front end portion is made of hard silicone rubber. A flavoring cover is detachably attached around the front end portion and the cylindrical base portion . The flavoring cover is made of silicone rubber or rubber added with a flavoring, and includes an ultrathin cylindrical body that is thinner than the thickness of the front end portion and the cylindrical base portion and an annular rim around which the ultrathin cylindrical body is wound.

Priority: JP20050063312 Applic. Date: 2005-03-08; US2006-358129 Applic. Date: 2006-02-22

Inventor: HASEGAWA MINAKO [JP]


Application No.: US20070196784A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Instrument with pressure sensing capabilities

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/359757   Filing Date: 22/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A hand held instrument for carrying out some function on a work piece. The instrument is a handpiece that is held by the user and includes a working element at the distal end of the handpiece for working on the work piece. There is a source of power that activates the working element by providing power thereto in various forms. There is also a pressure sensor that senses the pressure between the working element and the handpiece. In one embodiment that pressure sensor senses a predetermined pressure in order to couple the power source to the working element for activating the working element. In another embodiment, the pressure sensor senses a reduction in pressure between the working element and the handpiece to illuminate an indicator light.

Priority:

Inventor: BOCHI ANTOINE [US]


Application No.: US20070196785A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Dental appliance for deflecting gingival tissue

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/572141   Filing Date: 16/Aug/2004

Abstract:

This invention relates to a dental appliance ( 10 ) for displacing gingival tissue during a restoration procedure. The dental appliance ( 10 ) comprises a flexible polyurethane foam pad having a central opening ( 12 ) extending through the pad. The central opening ( 12 ) is configured to receive a tooth therethrough, and the foam pad has a size, shape and flexibility sufficient to deflect gingival crest surrounding the tooth. The dental appliance ( 10 ) can be made from an open celled foam that is effective to retain a medicament for release onto the gingival tissue The medicament can be combined with an excipient to form a gelatinized compound impregnated into the pad. A temporary crown can be used to push the dental appliance ( 10 ) over a prepared tooth and onto the gingival crest surrounding the tooth, such that the entire gingival crest is simultaneously displaced.

Priority: CA20032441907 Applic. Date: 2003-09-19; WO2004CA01517 Applic. Date: 2004-08-16

Inventor: MATHESON GRAHAM [CA]


Application No.: US20070196787A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Method of applying a denture adhesive

Applicant/Assignee: SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION CORPORATE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - U.S. UW2220

Application No.: 10/590068   Filing Date: 23/Feb/2005

Abstract:

A method of reducing the time to reach maximum adhesivity of a denture adhesive to providing rapid hold of a denture to the oral cavity of an individual.

Priority: US20040546728P Applic. Date: 2004-02-23; WO2005US05622 Applic. Date: 2005-02-23

Inventor: SMETANA ALFRED J [US]; WILENSKY STUART B [US]


Application No.: US20070196792A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Prefabricated Dental Crowns

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/677574   Filing Date: 21/Feb/2007

Abstract:

Advanced material is preferably used for the manufacturing of dental crowns which may be used to restore decayed or to protect other compromised tooth structure. The dental crowns are preferably preformed or prefabricated with an undercut

tooth colored

for primary or permanent

anterior or posterior teeth

and may include internal metal or other strengthener(s). The undercut has an inwardly arcuate and angled taper toward the gingival end.

Priority: US20060775168P Applic. Date: 2006-02-21

Inventor: JOHNSON JASON K [US]; KRUEGER D JOHNSON [US]


Application No.: US20070196924A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD TO MEASURE THE KINETICS PARAMETERS OF A POROUS POWDER CATALYST

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/673578   Filing Date: 11/Feb/2007

Abstract:

An apparatus and method are disclosed for measuring the kinetic parameters of a catalyst powder, which include the reaction rate constants, active site concentration and intraparticle diffusivity. The measurement of the active site concentration selectively measures just the active sites and not the entire exposed atom concentration. The apparatus and method use surface concentrations less than 50% and larger than 1% the total active site concentration and a dynamic pulsed flow to avoid including weak adsorption sites not involved in the catalysis. The measurement is more accurate because (1) it uses a reactant gas and non-steady state adsorption at temperatures near to reaction temperatures, and (2) it uses the chemical kinetics expressions to extract the measured active site concentration to perform the measurement so as to count just those sites actually active for that reactant. This is better than the prior art methods that measure an entire surface atom concentration under non-dynamic conditions because the latter is not necessarily the same as the active site concentration in the chemical kinetics expression. The intraparticle diffusivity measured by the apparatus and method is the effective gas diffusivity in a porous powder, and this is useful as a characterization of the tortuosity of the porous powder.

Priority: CN20061011336 Applic. Date: 2006-02-17

Inventor: WANG DEZHENG [CN]


Application No.: US20070197494A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Photosensitisers and their uses

Applicant/Assignee: PHOTOPHARMICA LIMITED

Application No.: 11/723522   Filing Date: 20/Mar/2007

Abstract:

A phenoselenazinium compound of Formula (1): wherein the values for R<1>-R<6>, Q, Z, R<7>, R<8>, Y, and p are as described.

Priority: GB20040020893 Applic. Date: 2004-09-20; WO2005GB03558 Applic. Date: 2005-09-14

Inventor: GRIFFITHS JOHN [GB]; GORMAN STEPHEN A [GB]; BELL ANDREA [GB]


Application No.: US20070197559A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Aryl substituted purine analogues

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/591553   Filing Date: 02/Mar/2005

Abstract:

Aryl-substituted purine analogues are provided, of the formula: (I) wherein variables are as described herein. Such compounds are ligands that may be used to modulate specific receptor activity in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treatment of conditions associated with pathological receptor activation in humans, domesticated companion animals and livestock animals. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for using such compounds to treat such disorders are provided, as are methods for using such ligands for receptor localization studies.

Priority: US20040549425P Applic. Date: 2004-03-02; WO2005US07373 Applic. Date: 2005-03-02

Inventor: BAKTHAVATCHALAM RAJAGOPAL [US]; DE LOMBAERT STEPHANE [US]


Application No.: US20070197565A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Bicycloheteroaryl compounds as P2X7 modulators and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: RENOVIS, INC

Application No.: 11/384199   Filing Date: 17/Mar/2006

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: US20050664903P Applic. Date: 2005-03-24; US20050709186P Applic. Date: 2005-08-18; US20050710077P Applic. Date: 2005-08-22; US20050712778P Applic. Date: 2005-08-31; US20050721390P Applic. Date: 2005-09-28; US20050753194P Applic. Date: 2005-12-22

Inventor: KELLY MICHAEL G [US]; KINCAID JOHN [US]


Application No.: US20070197682A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: Self etch all purpose dental cement composition, method of manufacture, and method of use thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/360314   Filing Date: 23/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A self-etching, dental cement composition is provided having the advantage of not requiring a separate etching and bonding step.

Priority:

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


Application No.: US20070197683A1  Published: 23/Aug/2007

Title: SELF ETCH ALL PURPOSE DENTAL COMPOSITIONS, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE, AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee: PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 11/677607   Filing Date: 22/Feb/2007

Abstract:

A self-etching and self-adhesive dental composition is provided, comprising a polymerizable (meth)acrylate carboxylic acid/anhydride

a copolymerizable multi-functional (meth)acrylate resin

a copolymerizable diluent monomer

and a curing system. The composition has the advantage of not requiring a separate etching and bonding step.

Priority: US2006-360314 Applic. Date: 2006-02-23

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


Application No.: US20070199183A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

Title: PEEL SEAL TAMPER EVIDENT BAG

Applicant/Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC

Application No.: 11/742052   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2007

Abstract:

Both apparatus and methods for flexible recloseable containers with peel seals are disclosed. In one embodiment, the peel seal has a height greater than the height of the fastener strip flange to which it is attached. The upper portion of the peel seal is attached to the flange. The lower portion of peel seal is attached to a wall of the container. Also disclosed are methods for fabricating containers, and also for forming, filling, sealing a container with a product therein.

Priority: US2003-463736 Applic. Date: 2003-06-17; US20020389193P Applic. Date: 2002-06-17; US20020389860P Applic. Date: 2002-06-18

Inventor: STOLMEIER ROBERT C [US]; WOLAK PAUL [US]


Application No.: US20070199567A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

Title: DROPLET COLLECTION DEVICES AND METHODS TO DETECT AND CONTROL AIRBORNE COMMUNICABLE DISEASES UTILIZING RFID

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/627329   Filing Date: 25/Jan/2007

Abstract:

A filtering face mask that comprises: (a) a mask body

and (b) at least one diagnostic device for identifying whether the wearer of the mask is infected with a contagious disease.

Priority: US20060762201P Applic. Date: 2006-01-25

Inventor: KANZER STEVE H [US]


Application No.: US20070202056A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

Title: Oral composition for improving mouth environment

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/377223   Filing Date: 14/Mar/2006

Abstract:

A solid oral composition for providing a mouthwash efficacious effect comprising a hygroscopic base, carbamide peroxide, and a bacterial immobilizing agent.

Priority: US20050661411P Applic. Date: 2005-03-14

Inventor: LOSEE PAUL [US]; AUSTIN RICHARD [US]; AUSTIN BLAINE D [US]


Application No.: US20070202058A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

Title: Compositions for treating gastric reflux

Applicant/Assignee: CALWOOD NUTRITIONALS, INC

Application No.: 11/711307   Filing Date: 27/Feb/2007

Abstract:

Methods and compositions for treating gastric reflux or the pain associated therewith comprising orally administering therapeutically effective amounts of certain amino acids in a pharmaceutically acceptable composition are described herein.

Priority: US20060777494P Applic. Date: 2006-02-27

Inventor: CALTON GARY JIM [US]


Application No.: US20070202073A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

Title: Personal care and cosmetics compositions comprising biologically-based mono and di esters

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/705227   Filing Date: 12/Feb/2007

Abstract:

Personal care compositions comprising esters of 1,3-propanediol and acceptable carriers are provided. The esters can have at least 3% biobased carbon, and the compositions can further comprise 1,3-propanediol that is biologically-derived. Also provided are processes for producing personal care compositions comprising esters of 1,3-propanediol and acceptable carriers. The processes comprise providing biologically produced 1,3-propanediol, contacting the 1,3-propanediol with organic acids, which produces the esters, recovering the esters, and incorporating the esters into personal care formulations. Also provided are processes of making a personal care composition comprising providing an ester of 1,3 propanediol and mixing the ester with an acceptable carrier to form a personal care composition.

Priority: US20060772471P Applic. Date: 2006-02-10; US20060772194P Applic. Date: 2006-02-10; US20060772193P Applic. Date: 2006-02-10; US20060772111P Applic. Date: 2006-02-10; US20060772120P Applic. Date: 2006-02-10; US20060772110P Applic. Date: 2006-02-10; US20060772112P Applic. Date: 2006-02-10; US20060846948P Applic. Date: 2006-09-25; US20060853920P Applic. Date: 2006-10-24; US20060859264P Applic. Date: 2006-11-15; US20060872705P Applic. Date: 2006-12-04; US20070880824P Applic. Date: 2007-01-17

Inventor: FENYVESI GYORGYI [US]; WEHNER ANN [US]; JOERGER MELISSA [US]; POLADI RAJA H P [US]


Application No.: US20070202138A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

Title: ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHOD

Applicant/Assignee: BIOFILM INNOVATIONS GROUP, LLC

Application No.: 11/680143   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2007

Abstract:

Compositions for antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, fungicidal and sporicidal applications comprise a mixture of alkyl betaine and alkyl amine oxide components together with a protonating agent. The compositions are particularly effective in the treatment and elimination of microorganisms in planktonic cell form as well as in sessile cell form in biofilms. The compositions may be applied in the form of sprays and foams as well as in liquid forms, as a solution or as a balm, as the sole active ingredient or with other active ingredients together with carriers or diluents.

Priority: US20060777385P Applic. Date: 2006-02-28

Inventor: FUNT LAWRENCE A [US]


Application No.: US20070202169A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

Title: Lansoprazole orally disintegrating tablets

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/643406   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The invention provides orally disintegrating tablets that readily disintegrates in the mouth, releasing enteric coated drug sub-tablets.

Priority: US2005-314656 Applic. Date: 2005-12-20

Inventor: SILVER DAVID I [IL]; ARI-PARDO LIMOR [IL]; ANTLER SIVAN [IL]; SHTERMAN NAVA [IL]; DI CAPUA SIMONA [IL]


Application No.: US20070202188A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

Title: Use of alkene carboxlic acid n alkylamides as flavouring agents

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/577947   Filing Date: 28/Oct/2004

Abstract:

The use of an alkenecarboxylic acid N-alkylamide of the formula or of a mixture of two or more compounds of the formula (3a) and/or (3b), wherein, in each case R<1 >represents an alkyl radical and R<2 >represents a lower alkyl radical, as (i) a piquant substance and/or (ii) for generating a sensation of heat on consumption and/or (iii) for intensifying the flavour of ethanol and/or (iv) for imitating the flavour of ethanol, is described.

Priority: DE20031051422 Applic. Date: 2003-11-04; WO2004EP52683 Applic. Date: 2004-10-28

Inventor: LEY JAKOB [DE]; KINDEL GUNTER [DE]; KRAMMER GERHARD [DE]


Application No.: US20070202203A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

Title: ANTI-AGEING COMPOSITION

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 11/680032   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2007

Abstract:

The invention relates to a composition containing, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least: hyaluronic acid and/or one of its salts

at least one extract of soybean proteins

and at least one compound of formula (I) as described herein. This composition is useful for preventing and/or decreasing the signs of skin ageing, in particular the loss of firmness and/or of elasticity of the skin.

Priority: FR20060050706 Applic. Date: 2006-02-28; US20060785990P Applic. Date: 2006-03-27

Inventor: AMAR DAVID [FR]


Application No.: US20070202342A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

Title: Methods and systems for coating an oral surface

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/638327   Filing Date: 12/Dec/2006

Abstract:

An antimicrobial coating system and method are described. In some embodiments, a system may include a composition. The composition may include one or more bridged polycyclic compounds. At least one of the bridged polycyclic compounds may include at least two cyclic groups, and at least two of the cyclic groups may include quaternary ammonium moieties. In some embodiments, a method may include applying an antimicrobial coating to an oral surface, a surface of a construction substrate, a surface of a marine substrate, a surface of a medical device, or a surface of a personal care device. The protective coating may be antimicrobial. A protective coating may include antimicrobial bridged polycyclic compounds. Bridged polycyclic compounds may include quaternary ammonium compounds. Bridged polycyclic compounds based coating systems may impart self-cleaning properties to a surface (e.g., a tooth surface).

Priority: US20050749540P Applic. Date: 2005-12-12; US20050755292P Applic. Date: 2005-12-30; US20060756401P Applic. Date: 2006-01-05

Inventor: WHITEFORD JEFFERY A [US]; FREEMAN WILLIAM P [US]


Application No.: US20070202467A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

Title: Oral Care Implement

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/673758   Filing Date: 12/Feb/2007

Abstract:

An oral care implement includes a material that invokes a sensory response when in contact with tissues or surfaces of a mouth of a user. In one embodiment, the material is provided in a two-dimensional or three-dimensional shape indicative of visually communicating the response to the user. The oral care implement may also include a soft tissue cleaner provided with the sensory material.

Priority: WO2005US28400 Applic. Date: 2005-08-10; US2004-986809 Applic. Date: 2004-11-15; US2004-869922 Applic. Date: 2004-06-18; US2003-601106 Applic. Date: 2003-06-20

Inventor: HOHLBEIN DOUGLAS J [US]; WONG CHI S [US]; XI WEN J [CN]; KEMP JAMES H [US]; SPROSTA AL A [US]


Application No.: US20070202488A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

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 W [US]; OSBORNE SCOTT E [US]; BALDWIN SUSAN [US]


Application No.: US20070202489A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

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 W [US]; OSBORNE SCOTT E [US]; BALDWIN SUSAN [US]


Application No.: US20070202490A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

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 W [US]; OSBORNE SCOTT E [US]; BALDWIN SUSAN [US]


Application No.: US20070202491A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

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 W [US]; OSBORNE SCOTT E [US]; BALDWIN SUSAN [US]


Application No.: US20070203133A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

Title: Substituted 5,12-diaza-benzoanthracene analogues

Applicant/Assignee: NEUROGEN CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/592297   Filing Date: 11/Mar/2005

Abstract:

Substituted 5,12-diaza-benzoanthracene analogues are provided, of the Formula (I) wherein variables are as described herein. Such compounds are ligands that may be used to modulate specific receptor activity in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treatment of conditions associated with pathological receptor activation in humans, domesticated companion animals and livestock animals. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for using such compounds to treat such disorders are provided, as are methods for using such ligands for receptor localization studies.

Priority: US20040552118P Applic. Date: 2004-03-11; WO2005US08272 Applic. Date: 2005-03-11

Inventor: CALDWELL TIMOTHY M [US]


Application No.: US20070203242A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

Title: Method for treating gastric reflux

Applicant/Assignee: CALWOOD NUTRITIONALS, INC

Application No.: 11/711431   Filing Date: 26/Feb/2007

Abstract:

Methods and compositions for treating gastric reflux or the pain associated therewith comprising orally administering therapeutically effective amounts of a compound or composition capable of releasing nitric oxide in a pharmaceutically acceptable composition are described herein.

Priority: US20060777494P Applic. Date: 2006-02-27

Inventor: CALTON GARY J [US]


Application No.: US20070203257A1  Published: 30/Aug/2007

Title: Methods of using two-part self-adhering dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: KERR CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/729574   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2007

Abstract:

A method for providing a dental composition comprising providing a paste/paste two-part self-adhering dental composition comprising (a) at least one acidic compound containing at least one acidic moiety selected from the group consisting of where R is an alkyl or aryl group

(b) at least one polymerizable monomer without any acidic group where the polymerizable group is selected from the group consisting of an acrylate, a methacrylate and a vinyl group

(c) at least one finely divided filler

(d) a reducing agent

and (e) an oxidizing agent

and providing instructions for mixing the two pastes immediately prior to application where the ratio of a first paste containing (a) or a higher concentration of (a) to a second paste not containing (a) or containing a lower concentration of (a) is greater than 1:1 (by volume). The method also includes mixing the two pastes and applying the mixed composition to a dental substrate.

Priority: US2003-621708 Applic. Date: 2003-07-17

Inventor: QIAN XUEJUN [US]


Application No.: US20070204869A1  Published: 06/Sep/2007

Title: Smoking Article And Apparatus And Process For Manufacturing A Smoking Article

Applicant/Assignee: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS ) LIMITED

Application No.: 10/590689   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2005

Abstract:

A smoking article, and a method and apparatus for producing a smoking article, in which a web material containing an adsorbent material such as activated carbon and a stabilised flavourant such as menthol is positioned adjacent an interior surface of a cigarette wrapper to deliver flavour to a smoker with minimal/insignificant migration of flavour to other parts of the smoking article or packaging. The web material may be a section that extends over only a portion of the smoking article to deliver flavour to a smoker at a specific point during smoking and if positioned at the mouth end of a smoking article will be able to deliver a flavour sensation in the final puff(s).

Priority: GB20040004324 Applic. Date: 2004-02-27; WO2005GB00669 Applic. Date: 2005-02-28

Inventor: SAMPSON JOHN R [GB]; OLIVER RICHARD [GB]; GRIERSON GORDON R [GB]; WOODCOCK DOMONIC [GB]


Application No.: US20070204878A1  Published: 06/Sep/2007

Title: Dental flossing cartridge system and driver attachments

Applicant/Assignee:

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

Abstract:

A new dental flossing system comprising

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

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

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

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

Priority:

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


Application No.: US20070204879A1  Published: 06/Sep/2007

Title: Dental flosser with advancement and tension adjustment mechanisms

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/712862   Filing Date: 01/Mar/2007

Abstract:

A handle houses a dental floss supply reel and a dental floss take-up reel in separate chambers. Movement and tension of a single long strand of dental floss through a pair of arched flossing arms is controlled by a new dental floss supply control knob, and a used dental floss take-up control knob. Spring loaded ratchets control the action of the reels. A hygienic cover protects the flossing arms. A small brush stored in the cover cleans the used dental floss of debris.

Priority: US20060777982P Applic. Date: 2006-03-02

Inventor: CHEN YUN [US]; HUANG WEI [US]


Application No.: US20070207092A1  Published: 06/Sep/2007

Title: Oral hygiene products and method of using the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/365167   Filing Date: 01/Mar/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is directed towards a composition for highly efficient and quick plaque and tartar removal and inhibition including pure ascorbic acid crystals and/or granulars (vitamin C) and an enamel repairing composition such as hydroxyapatite. The composition can contain from about 10% up to 90% of ascorbic acid without compromising the tooth enamel because hydroxyapatite will repair any damage to the enamel. The composition can be used as dental powder, toothpaste, mouthwash, mouth spray and chewing gum in order to cover a wide range of consumers in different settings.

Priority:

Inventor: RIINA JOSEPH [US]; LEONHARDT CHARLES [US]


Application No.: US20070207093A1  Published: 06/Sep/2007

Title: Hydrazone derivatives and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: LINQUAGEN CORP

Application No.: 11/592228   Filing Date: 03/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to the use of a compound having the formula wherein R<1>, R<2>, R<3>, R<4>, L<1>, and L<2 >are defined herein. The compounds of the present invention are useful as inhibitors of certain taste perceptions and functions. The invention is also directed to compositions comprising a compound according to the above formula.

Priority: US20050732634P Applic. Date: 2005-11-03

Inventor: BRYANT ROBERT W [US]; PALMER ROY K [US]; CERNE ROK [US]; ATWAL KARNAIL S [US]; LEE SEUNGHUN P [US]; ATWAL ANITA B [US]


Application No.: US20070207094A1  Published: 06/Sep/2007

Title: HARDENABLE THERMALLY RESPONSIVE COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/745212   Filing Date: 07/May/2007

Abstract:

Thermally responsive compositions that include a thermally responsive viscosity modifier, a polymerizable component, and water are provided. The compositions, which optionally may be hardened, are useful for application to a surface of a body.

Priority: US2003-626261 Applic. Date: 2003-07-24; US20030443970P Applic. Date: 2003-01-30

Inventor: OXMAN JOEL D [US]; NGUYEN MAI T [US]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]; BUI HOA T [US]; MA JINGWEN [US]; LIU JIE J [US]; ALI MAHFUZA B [US]


Application No.: US20070207095A1  Published: 06/Sep/2007

Title: INDUCTION OF A PHYSIOLOGICAL DISPERSION RESPONSE IN BACTERIAL CELLS IN A BIOFILM

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

Application No.: 11/566727   Filing Date: 05/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a compound which induces a physiological dispersion response in bacterial cells in a biofilm. The present invention is also directed to compositions containing this compound, methods of isolating the compound, and uses thereof.

Priority: US20050748752P Applic. Date: 2005-12-09

Inventor: DAVIES DAVID G [US]


Application No.: US20070207186A1  Published: 06/Sep/2007

Title: Tear and abrasion resistant expanded material and reinforcement

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/713361   Filing Date: 03/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The present invention is a more durable expanded material that enables thinner wall thicknesses and a more flexible reinforcement suitable for stenting. The present invention is especially useful in the construction of grafts, stents, and stent-grafts which are used, for example, in repairing or replacing blood vessels that are narrowed or occluded by disease, aneurismal blood vessels, or other medical treatments. The inventive material and configurations allow expansion or contraction in size or adjustment in size in an incremental manner so that the optimum size, shape, and fit with other objects can be obtained. The present invention is also optionally capable of more accurately delivering one or more active ingredients such as drugs over longer periods of time. The present invention optionally includes surface modifications and additives that increase the surface adhesion of active ingredients, coatings, or combinations thereof. Finally, the present invention optionally includes growing cells on the inventive material so that the expanded material, reinforcement, or combinations thereof are useful, for example, in producing lab-grown blood vessels or organs.

Priority: US20060779128P Applic. Date: 2006-03-04

Inventor: SCANLON JOHN J [US]; SCANLON CATHERINE A [US]


Application No.: US20070207440A1  Published: 06/Sep/2007

Title: Dental appliance wear indication

Applicant/Assignee:

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]


Application No.: US20070207442A1  Published: 06/Sep/2007

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 aunts 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]


Application No.: US20070207443A1  Published: 06/Sep/2007

Title: Dental composition containing unsaturated carbosilane containing components

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/572069   Filing Date: 12/Jan/2007

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 1 unsaturated moiety, no Si-Oxygen bond, b) initiator (B), c) optionally filler (C) and d) optionally component (D) selected from modifiers, dyes, pigments, thixotropic agents, flow improvers, polymeric thickeners, surfactants, odorous substances, diluting agent(s) and flavouring.

Priority: WO2004EP07746 Applic. Date: 2004-07-14

Inventor: ECKERT ADRIAN S [DE]


Application No.: US20070208076A1  Published: 06/Sep/2007

Title: Intracorporeal medicaments for high energy phototherapeutic treatment of disease

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/715780   Filing Date: 08/Mar/2007

Abstract:

New intracorporeal radiodense medicaments and certain medical uses and methods for use of such high energy phototherapeutic medicaments for treatment of human or animal tissue are described, wherein a primary active component of such medicaments is a halogenated xanthene or halogenated xanthene derivative. The halogenated xanthenes constitute a family of potent radiosensitizers that become photoactivated upon irradiation of the treatment site with ionizing radiation. In embodiments of the present invention, such medicaments are used for treatment of a variety of conditions affecting the skin and related organs, the mouth and digestive tract and related organs, the urinary and reproductive tracts and related organs, the respiratory tract and related organs, the circulatory system and related organs, the head and neck, the endocrine and lymphoreticular systems and related organs, various other tissues, such as connective tissues and various tissue surfaces exposed during surgery, as well as various tissues exhibiting microbial or parasitic infection. In another embodiment, such medicaments are produced in various formulations including liquid, semisolid, solid or aerosol delivery vehicles.

Priority: US2001-817448 Applic. Date: 2001-03-26; US1998-216787 Applic. Date: 1998-12-21; US20000195090P Applic. Date: 2000-04-06

Inventor: DEES H C [US]; SCOTT TIMOTHY C [US]; WACHTER ERIC A [US]; FISHER WALTER G [US]; SMOLIK JOHN [US]


Application No.: US20070209661A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Dry powder inhaler with aeroelastic dispersion mechanism

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/713180   Filing Date: 02/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The present invention comprises a dry powder inhaler (DPI) that uses a patient's inhalation flow to concentrate energy in an aeroelastic element for deaggregation and dispersion of a powder dose. The result is a DPI that delivers a dose independent of inspiratory abilities of the patient, solving a major problem of conventional DPIs. Increased tension on the aeroelastic element causes higher frequency vibrations and improved powder dispersion. The tension of the aeroelastic element can be modified prior to dispensing the DPI to the patient, allowing for individualization for single patients or groups of patients. In addition, the DPI has features that increase the turbulence of the airflow as it passes through the device, further increasing the dispersion and deaggregation of the powder. The DPI can hold a single dose or multiple doses. The powder doses can be dispensed directly onto the aeroelastic element, or may be in adjacent blister packaging.

Priority: US20060778878P Applic. Date: 2006-03-03

Inventor: SMYTH HUGH [US]; TRUMAN CHARLES RANDALL [US]


Application No.: US20070210275A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Method for generating pollution credits

Applicant/Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC

Application No.: 11/372800   Filing Date: 10/Mar/2006

Abstract:

A method for the development or generation of pollution credits by the substitution of lower global warming potential (GWP) haloolefin compounds, preferably fluoroolefin compounds, for higher GWP compounds, such as perfluorocarbon compounds (PFC's), hydrofluorocarbon compounds (HFC's), chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's), hydrochlorofluorocarbon compounds (HCFC's), and the like, in compositions and processes employing or producing the higher GWP compounds, and receive allocation of pollution credits for such substitution.

Priority:

Inventor: LULY MATTHEW H [US]; SINGH RAJIV R [US]


Application No.: US20070210276A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Method for generating pollution credits

Applicant/Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC

Application No.: 11/373426   Filing Date: 10/Mar/2006

Abstract:

A method for the development or generation of pollution credits by the substitution of lower global warming potential (GWP) mixtures of halogenated hydrocarbons or mixtures of halogenated hydrocarbons with CO2 for fluorocarbons or fluorocarbon-containing compositions of higher GWP, such as for perfluorocarbon compounds (PFC's), hydrofluorocarbon compounds (HFC's), chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's), hydrochlorofluorocarbon compounds (HCFC's), and compositions thereof, in compositions and processes employing the higher GWP compounds, and receive allocation of pollution credits for such substitution.

Priority:

Inventor: LULY MATTHEW H [US]; SINGH RAJIV R [US]


Application No.: US20070211081A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Augmented reality system for a dental laboratory

Applicant/Assignee: D4D TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Application No.: 11/682525   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2007

Abstract:

An augmented reality system for integrating video imagery of an actual dental restoration into a computer-implemented display of a model (that represents a preparation, mesial/distal neighbors, and opposing occlusion) that has been generated from a 3D scan of a patient. The 3D scan data may be generated at a dental office remote from a location at which the augmented reality system is implemented. In one embodiment, the 3D scan data is provided to the augmented reality system as a digital impression.

Priority: US20060779552P Applic. Date: 2006-03-06

Inventor: QUADLING HENLEY S [US]; QUADLING MARK S [US]


Application No.: US20070212253A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Descenting systems and methods

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/714083   Filing Date: 05/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The present invention, in certain aspects, discloses systems and methods for treating a human being and/or items with descenting material, the systems, in certain aspects, including a generator for producing descenting material, and, in certain aspects at least one direction apparatus in communication with the generator for receiving produced descenting material from the generator and for directing said descenting material in a desired direction.

Priority: US2004-018620 Applic. Date: 2004-12-21

Inventor: ELROD SCOTT A [US]


Application No.: US20070212310A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Antimicrobial smoke flavor for oral microflora control

Applicant/Assignee: MASTERTASTE INC

Application No.: 11/707255   Filing Date: 14/Feb/2007

Abstract:

The presently disclosed subject matter provides compositions and methods for inhibiting the growth of oral microbes in a subject. Particularly, the methods include applying an oral composition comprising an oral care delivery agent and an antimicrobial agent comprising an effective amount of a low flavor antimicrobial liquid smoke derivative to the oral cavity of the subject for a time sufficient to inhibit growth of a microorganism in the oral cavity of the subject. Compositions that include low flavor antimicrobial liquid smoke derivatives that can be employed in the disclosed methods are also provided.

Priority: US20060773075P Applic. Date: 2006-02-14

Inventor: WU YAWEN [US]; BEDFORD JOHN [GB]; RILEY KEVIN [US]


Application No.: US20070212311A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Recombinant Alkalinizing Bacteria

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC

Application No.: 10/574730   Filing Date: 07/Oct/2004

Abstract:

Compositions and methods utilizing recombinant alkalinizing bacteria which include isolated nucleic acid constructs. The genetically engineered cells express at least one alkali producing enzyme, such as a urease, an arginine deiminase or an agmatine deiminase, which produce the alkali ammonia. When used in the mouth of a subject, the presence of alkalis raises the pH, reducing the incidence of cavities.

Priority: US20030509175P Applic. Date: 2003-10-07; WO2004US33214 Applic. Date: 2004-10-07

Inventor: BURNE ROBERT A [US]; CHEN YI-YWAN M [US]


Application No.: US20070212340A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Use of bacterial phage associated lysing enzymes for the prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of various illnesses

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/868195   Filing Date: 16/Jun/2004

Abstract:

A method for the prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of bacterial infections of the skin is disclosed which comprises the treatment of an individual with an effective amount of a native or altered version of a lytic enzyme produced by a bacteria infected with a bacteriophage specific for said bacteria. The lytic enzyme is selected from a group consisting of shuffled lytic enzymes, chimeric lytic enzymes, wherein the lytic enzyme is in an environment having a pH which allows for activity of said lytic enzyme

and a carrier for delivering said lytic enzyme. Additionally, a holin protein for puncturing the membrane may be included in the composition.

Priority: US2000-560650 Applic. Date: 2000-04-28; US1999-395636 Applic. Date: 1999-09-14; US1997-962523 Applic. Date: 1997-10-31

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


Application No.: US20070212367A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Novel immunologically active peptide fragments of a proline-rich polypeptide isolated from colostral mammalian fluids for treatment of viral and non-viral diseases or diseased conditions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/319936   Filing Date: 13/Mar/2006

Abstract:

Present invention relates to an immunologically active nonapeptide fragments of a proline-rich polypeptide isolated from mammalian colostral fluids for treatment of viral and non-viral diseases or diseased conditions, a method and a system for processing mammalian colostral fluids for isolating target peptides and proteins, a pharmaceutical formulation containing such peptides and its use for the treatment of viral diseases or diseased conditions. The product comprises proline-rich polypeptide of immuno regulatory properties. The method of processing includes, steps of passing bodies fluids, such as, mammalian colostral fluids through at least one ion exchange column such as an anionic resin and/or a cationic resin. The ion exchange column can be selected to retained large particles at a first pH level selected to remove such large particles at a maximum fluid pressure of 30 pounds per square inch (psi), preferably less than 10 psi.

Priority:

Inventor: KEECH ANDREW M [US]


Application No.: US20070212417A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Compressible resilient granules and formulations prepared therefrom

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/715821   Filing Date: 07/Mar/2007

Abstract:

Methods and compositions having resilient, self-adhered granules are disclosed and described. In one embodiment, a resilient, self-adhering granule, which includes a combination of a polysaccharide in an amount of about 10 wt % to about 30 wt %

a sugar alcohol in an amount of about 15 wt % to about 35 wt %

and a binder having a viscosity from about 5000 mPa.s to about 250,000 mPa.s in an amount of from about 10 wt % to about 35 wt %, is capable of low-pressure, reversible agglomeration. In other embodiments, an oral dosage form of such granules and methods of administering said forms are provided.

Priority: US20060780304P Applic. Date: 2006-03-07

Inventor: CHERUKURI S R [US]


Application No.: US20070212449A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Reduction of the titratable acidity and the prevention of tooth and other bone degeneration

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/712512   Filing Date: 01/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The present invention provides compositions of inositol and derivatives and their salts and related compounds which reduce titratable acidity and the erosive potential of a variety of beverages and foodstuffs. Further, as a result of its protective action towards acid attack on dental enamel (hydroxyapatite), its addition to foodstuffs has a protective action towards the hard dental tissues. The compositions also provide protection against other metabolic/degenerative diseases of bones such as osteoporosis. The present invention further provides methods for preventing dental decay and bone degeneration.

Priority: US20060778108P Applic. Date: 2006-03-02

Inventor: SHAMSUDDIN ABULKALAM M [US]; VON FRAUNHOFER JOSEPH A [US]


Application No.: US20070212661A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Apparatus and method relating to teeth whitening

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/712837   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2007

Abstract:

A teeth whitening apparatus ( 10 ) and a method of teeth whitening is provided. The apparatus includes one or more thermoelectric device(s) ( 12 ) which may be in the form of peltier devices ( 12 ) adapted to be placed in the mouth. The or each thermoelectric device ( 12 ) has one side ( 12 H) that heats up and another side that is cooled ( 12 C) when an electrical current is passed through the or each device ( 12 ). The or each thermoelectric device ( 12 ) is preferably moulded into a mouth guard ( 22 ) into which a teeth whitening composition is placed such that the heat generated by the or each thermoelectric device ( 12 ) activates the teeth whitening composition. The one or more thermoelectric device(s) ( 12 ) are preferably powered by one or more batteries. Preferably, the one or more thermoelectric device(s) ( 12 ) are coupled to one or more heat sinks ( 16, 18 ) such that the heat produced by the one or more thermoelectric device(s) ( 12 ) is spread out over the teeth to be whitened.

Priority: GB20060004167 Applic. Date: 2006-03-01

Inventor: MEHMET AHMET E [GB]


Application No.: US20070212665A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Generating a chemical agent in situ

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/549497   Filing Date: 13/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A device for generating a chemical agent in situ on an as-needed basis via the application of an electrical potential across a pair of conductors in communication with an electrolyte. The device may be a toothbrush that generates chemical agents in a user's mouth by applying an electrical potential to an electrolyte such as saliva and/or a dentifrice located therein. The chemical agents may include ozone, hydrogen peroxide, peroxide, chlorine and/or hypochlorite. The toothbrush may include a voltage source and a first set of electrodes for applying an electrical potential to the electrolyte. The toothbrush may also include a second set of electrodes disposed about an anode of the first set of electrodes. The first and second sets of anodes cooperate to produce ions, peroxides, ozone and/or other chemical agents via the application of electrical potential to the electrolyte.

Priority: US20050726732P Applic. Date: 2005-10-14

Inventor: JIMENEZ EDUARDO J [US]; DICKSON ROBERT [US]; HOHLBEIN DOUGLAS J [US]; CAI HENG [US]; KENNEDY SHARON [US]; MINTEL THOMAS [US]; RUSSELL BRUCE M [US]


Application No.: US20070213315A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Modulators of muscarinic receptors

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/709662   Filing Date: 22/Feb/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to modulators of muscarinic receptors. The present invention also provides compositions comprising such modulators, and methods therewith for treating muscarinic receptor mediated diseases.

Priority: US20060775813P Applic. Date: 2006-02-22

Inventor: DAVIES ROBERT [US]; XU JINGWANG [US]


Application No.: US20070213321A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Compounds for modulating TRPV3 function

Applicant/Assignee: HYDRA BIOSCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 11/600514   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The present application relates to compounds and methods for treating pain and other conditions related to TRPV3.

Priority: US2006-431942 Applic. Date: 2006-05-09; US20050679438P Applic. Date: 2005-05-09; US20050679436P Applic. Date: 2005-05-09; US20050702584P Applic. Date: 2005-07-25

Inventor: CHONG JAYHONG A [US]; FANGER CHRISTOPHER [US]; LARSEN GLENN R [US]; LUMMA WILLIAM C [US]; MORAN MAGDALENE M [US]; RIPKA AMY [US]; UNDERWOOD DENNIS J [US]; WEIGELE MANFRED [US]; ZHEN XIAOGUANG [US]


Application No.: US20070213647A1  Published: 13/Sep/2007

Title: Dental hygiene apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/370674   Filing Date: 07/Mar/2006

Abstract:

A dental hygiene apparatus is disclosed for use in combination with a shower head of the type that discharges a pulsating stream of water through at least one discharge port. In one embodiment, a discharge cone having a socket surrounds the at least one discharge port. A water supply input coupling member having a plug releasably engages the discharge cone in an operative coupling position. An oral cleaning device is connected to the water supply input coupling member by a flexible tubular input line.

Priority:

Inventor: INCARDONA FRANK A [US]


Application No.: US20070215182A1  Published: 20/Sep/2007

Title: Process for washing the interior of containers made of plastic material

Applicant/Assignee: R.BARDI S.R.L

Application No.: 11/797953   Filing Date: 09/May/2007

Abstract:

Process for washing containers ( 1 ) made of plastic material with capacity ranging between 5 and 30 litres which may be provided with a handle ( 7 ) to facilitate handling, comprises: gripping the container ( 1 ) in upside down condition, i.e. with a mouth ( 9 ) oriented downwards, spraying suitable cleaning liquid inside the container ( 1 ) through movable nozzles ( 4 ) producing at least a pair of rotating jets of cleaning fluid which simultaneously penetrate inside the container ( 1 ) through the mouth ( 9 ) to clean the interior of the container ( 1 ), wherein the container ( 1 ) rotates about its own central longitudinal axis during the spraying phases and the jets of cleaning fluid are parallel and clean the interior of the container and of the handle ( 7 ). Each initial or terminal phase of the rotary motion the jets of cleaning fluid internally cleans the handle ( 7 ) of the container ( 1 ).

Priority: IT2002PR00016 Applic. Date: 2002-04-10; US2004-509676 Applic. Date: 2004-10-08; WO2003IT00175 Applic. Date: 2003-03-24

Inventor: GIOVANNI SPOTTI [IT]


Application No.: US20070218015A1  Published: 20/Sep/2007

Title: Tooth-Whitening Composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/578222   Filing Date: 17/Jan/2007

Abstract:

A tooth-whitening composition is provided, comprising at least one whitening agent together with at least one filin forming material, such that the composition is in the form of a film which is water soluble and/or water-dispersible. This has the advantages of not requiring a separate carrier material during use, and of self-adhering to teeth. The composition is applied to the surface of the teeth and begins to dissolve slowly upon contact with saliva, such that active ingredients contained within the film contact the teeth for a sufficient period of time to effect tooth-whitening.

Priority: GB20030025579 Applic. Date: 2003-11-03; GB20040017280 Applic. Date: 2004-08-03; WO2004GB04635 Applic. Date: 2004-11-03

Inventor: HARDY CRAIG [GB]


Application No.: US20070218088A1  Published: 20/Sep/2007

Title: Dentifrice Composition Comprising A Soluble Calcium Sequestering Agent

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/572970   Filing Date: 21/Sep/2004

Abstract:

A dentifrice composition is disclosed comprising a soluble calcium sequestering agent that is not an oxidizing agent, wherein the composition has an RDA value of below 30 and an IVSR value greater than 50 (when compared to a Control) and an orally acceptable vehicle, wherein the calcium sequestering agent is present in a proportion of 1-20 wt % and an abrasive is present in a proportion of 0-5 wt % of the composition. The composition is highly effective in removing stains from natural teeth and prosthetics and will not damage the tooth or prosthetic due to excessive abrasion.

Priority: GB20030022296 Applic. Date: 2003-09-23; WO2004EP10629 Applic. Date: 2004-09-21

Inventor: CREETH JONATHAN E [GB]


Application No.: US20070218114A1  Published: 20/Sep/2007

Title: Soluble Strip for Oral or Topical Administration

Applicant/Assignee: PASSIONFOR LIFE HEALTHCARE LIMITED

Application No.: 11/570493   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2005

Abstract:

A composition for oral administration comprising at least one active ingredient including at least one active ingredient having activity in reducing the effect of conditions of the throat or throat disorders, distributed within a soluble base material, the composition being provided as a strip for inter-oral administration, method for the preparation thereof and use thereof in alleviating throat conditions or throat disorders.

Priority: GB20040013138 Applic. Date: 2004-06-12; GB20050006018 Applic. Date: 2005-03-23; WO2005GB02330 Applic. Date: 2005-06-13

Inventor: DUGGAN ALEX [GB]; BARATOUX JEAN-LOIC [FR]


Application No.: US20070218417A1  Published: 20/Sep/2007

Title: Oral Mucous Membrane Protector for Orthodontic Applications

Applicant/Assignee:

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

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an oral mucous membrane protector for orthodontic applications consisting of a protective element or member arranged on the distal end of the arch that is fixed to orthodontic brackets, covering or enveloping it and fixing it on the molar tube by means of the corresponding elastic means joined to said protector which is optionally 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 P [ES]


Application No.: US20070219183A1  Published: 20/Sep/2007

Title: Dihydropyrazolo[1,5-A]pyrimidine and dihydroimidazo[1,5-A]pyrimidine derivatives and methods of use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: WYETH

Application No.: 11/724489   Filing Date: 15/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to dihydropyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine and dihydroimidazo[1,5-a]pyrimidine derivatives, compositions comprising an effective amount of a dihydropyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine or a dihydroimidazo[1,5-a]pyrimidine derivative and methods for treating or preventing cancer, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a dihydropyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine or a dihydroimidazo[1,5-a]pyrimidine derivative.

Priority: US20060783255P Applic. Date: 2006-03-17

Inventor: LEVIN JEREMY IAN [US]; LI ZHONG [US]; POWELL DENNIS [US]


Application No.: US20070219186A1  Published: 20/Sep/2007

Title: Pyrazolo[1,5-A]pyrimidine derivatives and methods of use thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/724689   Filing Date: 15/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine derivatives, compositions comprising an effective amount of a pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine derivative and methods for treating or preventing cancer, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine derivative.

Priority: US20060783631P Applic. Date: 2006-03-17

Inventor: GOPALSAMY ARIAMALA [US]; CISZEWSKI GREGORY M [US]; SHI MENGXIAO [US]; BERGER DAN M [US]; TORRES NANCY [US]; LEVIN JEREMY I [US]; POWELL DENNIS W [US]


Application No.: US20070219203A1  Published: 20/Sep/2007

Title: Arylalkylamino-substituted quinazoline analogues

Applicant/Assignee: NEUROGEN CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/591568   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2005

Abstract:

Arylalkylamino-substituted quinazoline analogues are provided, of the Formula wherein variables are as described herein. Such compounds are ligands that may be used to modulate specific receptor activity in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treatment of conditions associated with pathological receptor activation in humans, domesticated companion animals and livestock animals. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for using such compounds to treat such disorders are provided, as are methods for using such ligands for receptor localization studies.

Priority: US20040550216P Applic. Date: 2004-03-04; WO2005US06697 Applic. Date: 2005-03-01

Inventor: BAKTHAVATCHALAM RAJAGOPAL [US]; CHENARD BETRAND L [US]; PETERSON JOHN M [US]; STEENSTRA CHERYL K [US]


Application No.: US20070219222A1  Published: 20/Sep/2007

Title: Methods and compositions for treating pain

Applicant/Assignee: HYDRA BIOSCIENCES HYDRA BIOSCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 11/645307   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The present application relates to compounds and methods for treating pain, incontinence and other conditions.

Priority: US20050753665P Applic. Date: 2005-12-22; US20060817892P Applic. Date: 2006-06-29

Inventor: MORAN MAGDALENE M [US]; FANGER CHRISTOPHER [US]; CHONG JAYHONG A [US]; MCNAMARA COLLEEN [US]; ZHEN XIAOGUANG [US]; MANDEL-BREHM JOSH [US]


Application No.: US20070219481A1  Published: 20/Sep/2007

Title: Apparatus and methods for the treatment of avian influenza with ultrasound

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/384155   Filing Date: 16/Mar/2006

Abstract:

The method and device of the present invention for the treatment of avian influenza and other viruses, bacteria, and infectious agents with ultrasonic waves includes a generator and a transducer to produce ultrasonic waves. The ultrasonic transducer has a specially designed ultrasound tip that is able to radiate ultrasound energy toward the body of the target animal or human at a level higher than a traditional ultrasound tip. The apparatus delivers ultrasonic energy without contacting the target through an air/gas medium or through a spray, or by contacting the target with or without a coupling medium. The ultrasonic waves provide a therapeutic effect such as destroying viruses, bacteria, or other infectious agents, increasing blood flow, or stimulating the immune system, etc

additionally, breathing ability is enhanced through the ultrasonic delivery of a medicament to the target's lungs.

Priority:

Inventor: BABAEV EILAZ [US]


Application No.: US20070219814A1  Published: 20/Sep/2007

Title: Publicly-Funded Privately Facilitated Access to Survival Resources Method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/537469   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2006

Abstract:

A private entity provides ( 101 ), prior to a civilly-catastrophic event having occurred, at least one survival resource. This private entity then provides for holding ( 102 ) this resource in readiness to facilitate serving public members who are affected by a subsequent civilly-catastrophic event. Then, in response to the occurrence of such an event, this private entity then provides access ( 108 ) to the aforementioned survival resource by public members in exchange for governmentally-based consideration. The survival resource in question can range as desired from a modest, limited offering to a full-scale "town." These teachings also comprise providing ( 102 ), holding, and providing access ( 109 ) to non-survival resources.

Priority: US2006-384037 Applic. Date: 2006-03-17; US2006-394350 Applic. Date: 2006-03-30; US2006-279333 Applic. Date: 2006-04-11; US2006-379929 Applic. Date: 2006-04-24; US2006-381247 Applic. Date: 2006-05-02; US2006-381257 Applic. Date: 2006-05-02; US2006-381265 Applic. Date: 2006-05-02; US2006-381277 Applic. Date: 2006-05-02; US2006-383022 Applic. Date: 2006-05-12; US2006-420594 Applic. Date: 2006-05-26; US2006-421694 Applic. Date: 2006-06-01; US2006-423594 Applic. Date: 2006-06-12; US2006-425043 Applic. Date: 2006-06-19; US2006-426231 Applic. Date: 2006-06-23; US2006-456472 Applic. Date: 2006-07-10; US2006-461605 Applic. Date: 2006-08-01; US2006-461624 Applic. Date: 2006-08-01; US2006-462795 Applic. Date: 2006-08-07; US2006-462845 Applic. Date: 2006-08-07; US2006-464751 Applic. Date: 2006-08-15; US2006-464764 Applic. Date: 2006-08-15; US2006-464775 Applic. Date: 2006-08-15; US2006-464788 Applic. Date: 2006-08-15; US2006-464799 Applic. Date: 2006-08-15; US2006-465063 Applic. Date: 2006-08-16; US2006-466727 Applic. Date: 2006-08-23; US2006-466953 Applic. Date: 2006-08-24; US2006-470156 Applic. Date: 2006-09-05; US2006-531651 Applic. Date: 2006-09-13; US2006-532461 Applic. Date: 2006-09-15; US2006-535021 Applic. Date: 2006-09-25; US2006-535282 Applic. Date: 2006-09-26

Inventor: MOORE BARRETT H [US]


Application No.: US20070221064A1  Published: 27/Sep/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070221218A1  Published: 27/Sep/2007

Title: Dry Powder Drug Containment System Packages with Tabs, Inhalers and Associated Methods

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/595466   Filing Date: 26/Oct/2004

Abstract:

Dry powder drug containment packages with tab members and meted dose sealed drug compartments can be used in an inhaler having a flow chamber with a hook member that opens the drug compartments and/or a portion that flexes to vibrate the dry powder to facilitate fluidic active dispersion for inhalation.

Priority: US20030514733P Applic. Date: 2003-10-27; US20040605484P Applic. Date: 2004-08-30; WO2004US35424 Applic. Date: 2004-10-26

Inventor: WARDEN JEFFREY A [US]; DENNY JOHN [US]; KING MICHAEK [US]; LOPATH PATRICK D [US]


Application No.: US20070221681A1  Published: 27/Sep/2007

Title: Personal Care Appliance for Treatment of a Body Part With Means for Dispensing an Additive Onto Said Body Part to be Treated

Applicant/Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V

Application No.: 11/578186   Filing Date: 08/Apr/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to a personal care appliance such as a shaver, toothbrush or hairstyler for treatment of a body part, wherein an additive is applied to the body part to be treated in order to facilitate or enhance treatment thereof. To that end the appliance comprises a reservoir for holding an additive, means for dispensing said additive onto the body part and control means for controlling the dispense means. The control means are arranged for automatically controlling the dispense means to dispense a desired dispense rate according to a predetermined dispense profile, which profile is adapted to a user's needs and/or particular treatment conditions.

Priority: EP20040101521 Applic. Date: 2004-04-14; WO2005IB51153 Applic. Date: 2005-04-08

Inventor: EISINGA REDMER [NL]; OOSTHERHUIS JAN R [NL]


Application No.: US20070224126A1  Published: 27/Sep/2007

Title: Index and Method of use of Adapted Food Compositions for Dysphagic Persons

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/597663   Filing Date: 01/Jun/2005

Abstract:

The present invention provides a method in which a quantitative and descriptive approach is used to adapt the food texture in the clinical management of dysphagia. There is provided a new index, ST index, and method of use for determining and modulating the physical characteristics of foods in a manner to allow the food composition at serving temperature to have a desired combination of firmness, adhesiveness, springiness and cohesiveness.

Priority: US20040575373P Applic. Date: 2004-06-01; WO2005CA00849 Applic. Date: 2005-06-01

Inventor: DUFRESNE THERESE [CA]; HOUJAIJ NADA [CA]; LACHANCE NICOLE [CA]


Application No.: US20070224134A1  Published: 27/Sep/2007

Title: Oral zinc compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/725835   Filing Date: 20/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an oral composition comprising, in an orally acceptable carrier, from about 0.1% to about 5% zinc oxide

and from about 0.1% to about 5% of a source of carbonate ions selected from alkali metal and ammonium carbonates and bicarbonates. The molar ratio of carbonate ion to zinc ion is from about 0.05:1 to about 1:1. The composition has good antiplaque efficacy and taste. Preferred compositions are toothpastes.

Priority: EP20060005851 Applic. Date: 2006-03-22

Inventor: REGNER MEINRAD [DE]; PRENDERGAST MAURICE JOSEPH [GB]; THURLBY OWEN [GB]


Application No.: US20070224570A1  Published: 27/Sep/2007

Title: DENTAL ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH SINGLE OR MULTIPLE TOTAL INTERNAL REFLECTORS (TIR)

Applicant/Assignee: DEN-MAT CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/753033   Filing Date: 24/May/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates generally to a device that attaches to one or more Light Emitting Diode (LED) light source(s) to transmit and distribute light energy simultaneously across the arches of upper and lower teeth for dental tooth whitening and photo initiation of light curing resins while at the same time retaining the benefits of the light source(s) to be used for individual tooth whitening and curing.

Priority: US2004-016750 Applic. Date: 2004-12-21

Inventor: WEST JOHN [US]; GANAJA SCOTT [US]


Application No.: US20070225245A1  Published: 27/Sep/2007

Title: Viral vector driven mutant bacterial cytosine deaminase gene and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/796574   Filing Date: 27/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The instant invention has developed viral vectors encoding a mutant bacterial cytosine deaminase (bCD) gene, which have a higher affinity for cytosine than wild type bCD (bCDwt). The purpose of the present invention was to evaluate cytotoxicity in vitro and therapeutic efficacy in vivo of these vectors in combination with the prodrug 5-FC and ionizing radiation against human glioma. The present study demonstrates that infection with the viral vector expressing the mutant cytosine deaminase gene resulted in increased 5-FC-mediated cell killing, compared with vectors expressing the wild-type gene. Furthermore, a significant increase in cytotoxicity following infection with viral vector expressing the mutant cytosine deaminase gene and radiation treatment of glioma cells in vitro was demonstrated as compared to infection with viral vector expressing the wild-type gene. Animal studies showed significant inhibition of subcutaneous or intracranial tumor growth of D54MG glioma xenografts by the combination of AdbCD-D314A/5-FC with ionizing radiation as compared with either agent alone, and with AdbCDwt/5-FC plus radiation. These data indicate that combined treatment with this mutant enzyme/prodrug therapy and radiotherapy provides a promising approach for cancer therapy.

Priority: US2004-795551 Applic. Date: 2004-03-08; US2002-304436 Applic. Date: 2002-11-26; US2000-706190 Applic. Date: 2000-11-03; US1999-408055 Applic. Date: 1999-09-29; US19980102391P Applic. Date: 1998-09-29

Inventor: BUCHSBAUM DONALD J [US]; GILLESPIE G Y [US]; MARKERT JAMES M [US]; KALIBEROV SERGEY A [US]


Application No.: US20070225257A1  Published: 27/Sep/2007

Title: Derivatives of [2-(8,9-dioxo-2,6-diazabicyclo[5.2.0]non-1(7)-en-2-yl)alkyl] Phosphonic Acid and Methods of Use Thereof

Applicant/Assignee: WYETH

Application No.: 11/757006   Filing Date: 01/Jun/2007

Abstract:

Compounds of formula (I) or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof are provided where at least one of R2 or R3 is not hydrogen. The compounds of the present invention are N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists and are useful in treating a variety of conditions present in a mammal that benefit from inhibiting the NMDA receptor.

Priority: US2004-820216 Applic. Date: 2004-04-07; US20030461490P Applic. Date: 2003-04-09

Inventor: BAUDY REINHARDT B [US]; BUTERA JOHN A [US]


Application No.: US20070225324A1  Published: 27/Sep/2007

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]; HE JIANHUA [US]; CAO YEYU [US]; KAUB CARL [US]; GOWLUGARI SUMITHRA [US]; WANG ZHAN [US]


Application No.: US20070225395A1  Published: 27/Sep/2007

Title: Thermally stable cationic photocurable compositions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/803274   Filing Date: 14/May/2007

Abstract:

Disclosed are cationic photocurable compositions with improved shelf life stability. The thermally stable compositions comprise at least one cationically polymerizable compound, for example an epoxy compound, at least one onium salt photoinitiator and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of the organic phosphorus stabilizers and the hindered nitroxyl stabilizers. Also disclosed is a cationic photoinitiator composition comprising at least one onium salt photoinitiator and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of the organic phosphorus stabilizers and the hindered nitroxyl stabilizers.

Priority: US2005-040716 Applic. Date: 2005-01-21; US20040539752P Applic. Date: 2004-01-27

Inventor: WOLF JEAN-PIERRE [CH]; ILG STEPHEN [CH]; BIRBAUM JEAN-LUC [CH]; SITZMAN EUGENE [US]; BRAMER DAVID [US]; LOSAPIO GREG [US]


Application No.: US20070227531A1  Published: 04/Oct/2007

Title: Modular solar energy-collecting enclosure element, and modular system for forming solar energy-collecting enclosures on buildings

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/400558   Filing Date: 07/Apr/2006

Abstract:

A solar energy-collecting modular element for enclosure, and modular system for forming solar energy-collecting enclosures in buildings is described. The modular solar energy-collecting enclosure element comprises an outer plate and inner plate, facing each other and joined together by at least one leak-tight joint line along a closed perimeter. One or both plates include one or more hollow conformations within the perimeter that form a circuit for a heat-carrying fluid with an inlet and an outlet. The joint line is at a distance from the downstream transversal edges from the outer and inner plates thereby providing an accessible gap between respective free outer and inner portions of the outer and inner plates downstream from the joint line. This accessible gap is adapted to be plug-connected to an upstream free portion of the outer plate of a similar adjacent modular element located downstream.

Priority: EP20050380065 Applic. Date: 2005-04-07

Inventor: GARCIA CORS JOSEP [ES]; GARCIA SANCHEZ JOSE [ES]


Application No.: US20070230208A1  Published: 04/Oct/2007

Title: Semiconductor radiation source

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 11/728251   Filing Date: 23/Mar/2007

Abstract:

A semiconductor radiation source, having at least two light sources which are fixed on a common base body and so light can be emitted gently over a total emission spectrum, the first light source having a short-wave, in particular from 400 to 430 nm emission spectrum, and the second light source having a longer-wave, in particular from approximately 450 to 480 nm emission spectrum. The first light source ( 16 ) is arranged in an optical axis ( 22 ) and the second light source ( 18 ) has at least two chips ( 24, 26, 28, 30 ) which are arranged in particular symmetrically with respect to one another and with respect to the optical axis ( 22 ) and in a manner surrounding the optical axis ( 22 ).

Priority: DE200610015336 Applic. Date: 2006-04-03

Inventor: PLANK WOLFGANG [AT]; SENN BRUNO [CH]


Application No.: US20070231276A1  Published: 04/Oct/2007

Title: STABLE DENTAL WHITENING COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/689000   Filing Date: 21/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The invention is directed to a dental whitening composition including a dental whitening agent, a thickening agent, and a zwitterionic stabilizer in an amount effective to provide improved chemical and/or physical stability to the dental whitening composition.

Priority: US20060787896P Applic. Date: 2006-03-31

Inventor: SHARMA DEEPAK [US]; EDELSTEIN JENETTE SUH [US]


Application No.: US20070231321A1  Published: 04/Oct/2007

Title: Diabody which Specifically Binds Streptococcus Surface Antigen I/II and Methods of Use Thereof

Applicant/Assignee: FRAUNHOFFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNGDER ANGEWAND FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V

Application No.: 11/578641   Filing Date: 21/Apr/2005

Abstract:

Common oral diseases such as periodontitis and dental caries can be prevented effectively by passive immunization. The present invention provides human single chain Fv (scFv) and diabody antibody fragments based on the binding characteristics of the murine monoclonal antibody Guy's 13. Like the parent antibody, these derivatives bind specifically to SAI/II, the surface adhesin of Streptococcus and the human diabody derivative is capable of aggregating streptococcal cells, making it a useful candidate therapeutic agent for passive immunization against oral diseases.

Priority: US20040564396P Applic. Date: 2004-04-22; WO2005EP04284 Applic. Date: 2005-04-21

Inventor: FINNERN RICARDA [DE]; FISCHER RAINER [DE]


Application No.: US20070231368A1  Published: 04/Oct/2007

Title: PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS OF 6-11 BICYCLIC MACROLIDE DERIVATIVE KNOWN AS EDP-182 AND METHODS FOR PREPARATION THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee: ENANTA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 11/693309   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The present invention provides pharmaceutical compositions and formulations comprising a therapeutically effectively of EDP-182 and the methods of formulation preparations. The present invention provides methods of treating bacterial infections by administering the pharmaceutical compositions to a subject in need of such treatment.

Priority: US20060787621P Applic. Date: 2006-03-30

Inventor: WANG MICHELLE [US]; SUN RONGQI [US]; OR YAT SUN [US]; WANG ZHE [US]


Application No.: US20070231387A1  Published: 04/Oct/2007

Title: Film-coated solid dosage forms

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/398390   Filing Date: 04/Apr/2006

Abstract:

An orally dissolvable film coating for solid dosage forms which contains pullulan, one or more sensory cue agents, and a plasticizer. The film coating disintegrates in the mouth releasing the sensory cue agent resulting in an immediately perceivable sensory cue. A method for coating a solid oral dosage form with the pullulan coating composition.

Priority:

Inventor: LEVI LUIGI [CA]; SOMANI JITENDRA [CA]; LEE JOSEPH K [CA]; WRIGHT ARTHUR PAUL G [CA]


Application No.: US20070231406A1  Published: 04/Oct/2007

Title: Use of gallium to treat biofilm-associated infections

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/700289   Filing Date: 30/Jan/2007

Abstract:

The invention provides methods, compositions, and kits for treatment or prevention of biofilm-associated infections in an individual. Methods of the invention include administration of a gallium-containing composition for treatment of an established biofilm or prevention of formation of a biofilm. Some methods include administration of a gallium-containing composition in conjunction with an antibiotic substance. Some methods include treatment or prevention of an orally-associated biofilm with a gallium-containing composition in the form of a dentrifice, mouthwash, or chewing gum composition.

Priority: US20060763676P Applic. Date: 2006-01-30; US20060801082P Applic. Date: 2006-05-16

Inventor: BUCALO LOUIS R [US]; SCHWENDNER SUSAN [US]; WIRTZ UWE F [US]; SREEDHARAN SUNIL [US]


Application No.: US20070231773A1  Published: 04/Oct/2007

Title: Methods, Devices, Systems and Kits for Isolating Teeth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/693689   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The invention describes methods, devices, kits and systems for isolating one or more teeth. The devices include a topology conformable device that can be constrained into a shape that can be delivered into an oral cavity and unconstrained to allow the device to isolate a target tooth and initiate a working field.

Priority: US20060788556P Applic. Date: 2006-03-31

Inventor: PONTYNEN CURTIS [US]; HINES CRAIG [US]; CLEM WILLIAM E [US]; FONTENOT MARK G [US]


Application No.: US20070232599A1  Published: 04/Oct/2007

Title: Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 11/568909   Filing Date: 26/May/2005

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: US20040575329P Applic. Date: 2004-05-28; WO2005US18563 Applic. Date: 2005-05-26

Inventor: BUSCH-PETERSEN JAKOB [US]; NEIPP CHRISTOPHER E [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]


Application No.: US20070232641A1  Published: 04/Oct/2007

Title: Novel 9-Aza-Bicyclo[3.3.1]Nonane Derivatives and Their Use as Monoamine Neurotransmitter Re-Uptake Inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: NEUROSEARCH A/S

Application No.: 11/579056   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2005

Abstract:

This invention relates to novel 9-aza-bicyclo[3.3.1]nonane derivatives useful as monoamine neurotransmitter re-uptake inhibitors. In other aspects the invention relates to the use of these compounds in a method for therapy and to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds of the invention.

Priority: DK20040000962 Applic. Date: 2004-06-18; WO2005EP52730 Applic. Date: 2005-06-14

Inventor: PETERS DAN [DK]; OLSEN GUNNAR M [DK]; NIELSEN ELSEBET O [DK]; SCHEEL-KRUGER JORGEN [DK]


Application No.: US20070232659A1  Published: 04/Oct/2007

Title: Novel Alkyl Substituted Piperidine Derivatives as Monoamine Neurotransmitter Re-Uptake Inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/579059   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2005

Abstract:

This invention relates to novel alkyl substituted piperidine derivatives useful as monoamine neurotransmitter re-uptake inhibitors. In other aspects the invention relates to the use of these compounds in a method for therapy and to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds of the invention.

Priority: DK20040000960 Applic. Date: 2004-06-18; US20040581360P Applic. Date: 2004-06-22; WO2005EP52733 Applic. Date: 2005-06-14

Inventor: PETERS DAN [DK]; OLSEN GUNNAR M [DK]; NIELSEN ELSEBET O [DK]; SCHEEL-KRUGER JORGEN [DK]


Application No.: US20070232666A1  Published: 04/Oct/2007

Title: Novel Chromen-2-One Derivatives and Their Use as Monoamine Neurotransmitter Re-Uptake Inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: NEUROSEARCH A/S

Application No.: 11/661966   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2005

Abstract:

This invention relates to novel chromen-2-one derivatives useful as monoamine neurotransmitter re-uptake inhibitors. In other aspects the invention relates to the use of these compounds in a method for therapy and to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds of the invention.

Priority: DK20040001491 Applic. Date: 2004-09-30; US20040614052P Applic. Date: 2004-09-30; WO2005EP54861 Applic. Date: 2005-09-28

Inventor: PETERS DAN [DK]; OLSEN GUNNAR M [DK]; SCHEEL-KRUGER JORGEN [DK]; NIELSEN ELSEBET O [DK]


Application No.: US20070232718A1  Published: 04/Oct/2007

Title: Radiopaque dental materials

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/391735   Filing Date: 28/Mar/2006

Abstract:

Highly esthetic dental compositions have both good radiopacity and optical opacity. It has been found that the addition of bismuth fluoride to dental material compositions provides these desirable properties. Bismuth fluoride is relatively inexpensive and easily obtainable.

Priority:

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


Application No.: US20070233506A1  Published: 04/Oct/2007

Title: Privately Managed Entertainment and Recreation Supplies Provisioning Method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/548191   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A private civil security subscription mechanism serves to facilitate the provision of survival supplies for corresponding authorized beneficiaries. These privately managed survival supplies include post-catastrophe supplies directed to entertainment and recreational purposes. The inclusion of such entertainment and recreational supplies can assist authorized beneficiaries to thrive following a civilly-catastrophic event. The post-catastrophe supplies may be provided based on the authorized beneficiary's needs, requirements, and/or preferences. The supplies may be organized into a unit of supplies to facilitate delivery of the supplies to an authorized beneficiary.

Priority: US2006-384037 Applic. Date: 2006-03-17; US2006-394350 Applic. Date: 2006-03-30; US2006-279333 Applic. Date: 2006-04-11; US2006-379929 Applic. Date: 2006-04-24; US2006-381247 Applic. Date: 2006-05-02; US2006-381257 Applic. Date: 2006-05-02; US2006-381265 Applic. Date: 2006-05-02; US2006-381277 Applic. Date: 2006-05-02; US2006-383022 Applic. Date: 2006-05-12; US2006-420594 Applic. Date: 2006-05-26; US2006-421694 Applic. Date: 2006-06-01; US2006-423594 Applic. Date: 2006-06-12; US2006-425043 Applic. Date: 2006-06-19; US2006-426231 Applic. Date: 2006-06-23; US2006-456472 Applic. Date: 2006-07-10; US2006-461605 Applic. Date: 2006-08-01; US2006-461624 Applic. Date: 2006-08-01; US2006-462795 Applic. Date: 2006-08-07; US2006-462845 Applic. Date: 2006-08-07; US2006-464751 Applic. Date: 2006-08-15; US2006-464764 Applic. Date: 2006-08-15; US2006-464775 Applic. Date: 2006-08-15; US2006-464788 Applic. Date: 2006-08-15; US2006-464799 Applic. Date: 2006-08-15; US2006-465063 Applic. Date: 2006-08-16; US2006-466727 Applic. Date: 2006-08-23; US2006-466953 Applic. Date: 2006-08-24; US2006-470156 Applic. Date: 2006-09-05; US2006-531651 Applic. Date: 2006-09-13; US2006-532461 Applic. Date: 2006-09-15; US2006-535021 Applic. Date: 2006-09-25; US2006-535282 Applic. Date: 2006-09-26; US2006-537469 Applic. Date: 2006-09-29; US2006-539798 Applic. Date: 2006-10-09; US2006-539861 Applic. Date: 2006-10-09; US20060820628P Applic. Date: 2006-07-28; US20060823806P Applic. Date: 2006-08-29; US20060825524P Applic. Date: 2006-09-13; US20060825976P Applic. Date: 2006-09-18; US20060826491P Applic. Date: 2006-09-21; US20060827591P Applic. Date: 2006-09-29; US20060827828P Applic. Date: 2006-10-02; US20060828341P Applic. Date: 2006-10-05; US20060828342P Applic. Date: 2006-10-05

Inventor: MOORE BARRETT H [US]


Application No.: US20070234493A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Dental Cleaning Device

Applicant/Assignee: BRAUN GMBH, A GERMANY CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/763338   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2007

Abstract:

An electric toothbrush with a removable brush section having a transponder communicating with a handle portion of the toothbrush via a non-contacting inductive coupling.

Priority: DE20011059395 Applic. Date: 2001-12-04; US2004-872075 Applic. Date: 2004-06-18; US2002-241274 Applic. Date: 2002-09-10; US2004-872016 Applic. Date: 2004-06-18; US2003-662237 Applic. Date: 2003-09-15; WO2001EP02844 Applic. Date: 2001-03-14; US2004-871469 Applic. Date: 2004-06-18; US2001-811080 Applic. Date: 2001-03-16

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


Application No.: US20070235040A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Laryngoscope Dental Protection Device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/696992   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2007

Abstract:

A dental protection device for a laryngoscope includes an elongated pad with a top surface and a bottom surface, an adhesive applied to the bottom surface and a pull-tab attached to the pad.

Priority: US20060744476P Applic. Date: 2006-04-07

Inventor: SALCEDO EDUARDO [US]; MONDINO MARTA [US]


Application No.: US20070237725A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Calcium phosphate complex and salts in oral delivery systems

Applicant/Assignee: CADBURY ADAMS USA LLC

Application No.: 11/732940   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to oral delivery systems, such as confectionery and chewing gum compositions, and methods for remineralizing tooth enamel in mammals. In particular, the oral delivery systems include a phosphopeptide or phosphoprotein stabilized calcium phosphate or calcium fluoride phosphate complex and a salt selected from calcium salts, phosphate salts and combinations thereof. The delivery systems promote remineralization of tooth enamel of consumers.

Priority: US20060789525P Applic. Date: 2006-04-05; US20060789528P Applic. Date: 2006-04-05

Inventor: TANCREDI DORIS [US]; HOLME SAMANTHA [US]; LUO SHIUH [US]


Application No.: US20070237726A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Oral care regimens and kits

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/732927   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2007

Abstract:

Disclosed are oral hygiene regimens comprising a plurality of steps involving the use of two or more oral care products containing actives effective to provide one or more benefits including cleaning, antimicrobial, antiplaque, anticaries, anti-calculus, anti-demineralizing, anti-erosion, antisensitivity/desensitizing, whitening, surface conditioning, polishing, and pH-balancing, wherein the plurality of steps are conducted and sequenced for maximizing delivery of oral care actives to target surfaces of a subject's oral cavity thereby achieving optimum oral health and hygiene benefits. In one aspect, a regimen comprises at least once daily of each of the following steps: (a) applying an antimicrobial dentifrice to oral cavity surfaces, and (b) rinsing the oral cavity with an antimicrobial mouthrinse, wherein at least one of steps (a) and (b) is conducted prior to retiring at night. Preferably the regimen comprises as step (c) treating interproximal, gingival and subgingival areas of the oral cavity using an interproximal device selected from dental floss, floss pick, dental tape, and proxy brush, wherein step (c) is conducted immediately before or immediately after one or both of steps (a) and (b).

Priority: US20060790505P Applic. Date: 2006-04-07

Inventor: WHITE DONALD JAMES [US]; BIESBROCK AARON REED [US]; KLUKOWSKA MALGORZATA [US]


Application No.: US20070237727A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Composition and method of bleaching teeth

Applicant/Assignee: DEN-MAT CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/729929   Filing Date: 30/Mar/2007

Abstract:

Methods of using tooth bleaching gels with a high concentration of peroxide are disclosed. The present invention also provides a method for treating one or more teeth. The method includes steps of applying a desensitizing gel to one or more teeth, applying therapeutically effective amount of a tooth bleaching gel with a high concentration of peroxide to one or more teeth, and leaving the gel in contact with the one or more teeth such that the gel may whiten the tooth or teeth.

Priority: US20060787500P Applic. Date: 2006-03-31

Inventor: MATTHEWS ALAN B [US]


Application No.: US20070237728A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Method and Composition for Dental Bleaching

Applicant/Assignee: HIGH TECH LASER

Application No.: 11/763918   Filing Date: 15/Jun/2007

Abstract:

This invention relates to a method for bleaching teeth that have been discoloured by a staining agent. The method comprises the steps of coating an area of at least one tooth to be bleached with a dental bleaching composition and irradiating the coated area with laser energy for a predetermined period of time to activate an oxidising agent contained in the bleaching composition, the activated oxidising agent being capable of reacting with the staining agent to at least partly discolour the staining agent. In the method of this invention use is made of a laser emitting laser energy of a wave length capable of inducing a photochemical generation of radicals of the oxidising agent, which radicals in turn are capable of reacting with the staining agent to form a compound that is free of a conjugated electron system capable of absorbing visible light.

Priority: US2003-380431 Applic. Date: 2003-07-22; WO2000BE00107 Applic. Date: 2000-09-14

Inventor: VERHEYEN PETER [BE]


Application No.: US20070237806A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Multi-functional dental composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/698997   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2007

Abstract:

This invention relates to novel dental compositions and methods for preventing dental plaque and carie formation and generally for inhibiting tooth decay and brightening/whitening teeth. The compositions of this invention comprise organic acids such as acetic acid and salts thereof which can be combined with pharmaceutically acceptable carriers or diluents to be administered in the form of conventional dental compositions. The compositions of the present invention also preferably contain sodium hexametaphosphate. In a preferred embodiment, the composition of the present invention is coated on or included in a dental treat, chew or toy for canines.

Priority: US2003-646830 Applic. Date: 2003-08-25; US2001-758148 Applic. Date: 2001-01-12

Inventor: MELMAN STEVEN A [US]


Application No.: US20070237945A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Biocompatible substrates and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: BACTIGUARD AB

Application No.: 11/784332   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2007

Abstract:

A new substrate makes it possible to modify surface properties relating to biocompatibility. Said substrate has an electron donating surface, characterized in having metal particles on said surface, said metal particles comprising palladium and at least one metal chosen from gold, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, iridium, and platinum, wherein the amount of said metal particles is from about 0.001 to about 8 mug/cm<2>. The substrate is suggested for different uses, such as for modifying the hydrophobicity, protein adsorption

tissue ingrowth, complement activation, inflammatory response, thrombogenicity, friction coefficient, and surface hardness.

Priority: US20060790307P Applic. Date: 2006-04-07

Inventor: OHRLANDER MATTIAS [SE]; SODERVALL BILLY [SE]


Application No.: US20070237946A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Antimicrobial substrates and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: BACTIGUARD AB

Application No.: 11/784558   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2007

Abstract:

A new substrate makes it possible to modify surface properties relating to antimicrobial properties. Said substrate has an electron donating surface, characterized in having metal particles on said surface, said metal particles comprising palladium and at least one metal chosen from gold, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, iridium, and platinum, wherein the amount of said metal particles is from about 0.001 to about 8 mug/cm<2>. The substrate is suggested for different uses, such as for modifying the hydrophobicity, protein adsorption, adhesion of bacteria, as well as preventing bacterial transmission and in particular preventing nosocomial infections.

Priority: US20060790307P Applic. Date: 2006-04-07

Inventor: OHRLANDER MATTIAS [SE]; SODERVALL BILLY [SE]


Application No.: US20070238071A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Dental cleansing solution (DCS) and method of use

Applicant/Assignee: DR PRODUCTS, LLC

Application No.: 11/784720   Filing Date: 09/Apr/2007

Abstract:

A new and useful dental cleansing solution, particularly for a child under the age of 2, and a method of application of the solution, is provided. The dental cleansing solution is designed to be applied by a tooth brush to the teeth of a child under the age of 2, and comprises a solution that is fluoride free, includes a plaque inhibitor, has a viscosity that promotes wicking when applied to the bristles of a tooth brush, is palatable to children, especially children under 2 years old, and further characterized in that it does not foam when brushed onto teeth. The solution includes a carrier, a plaque inhibitor, a humectant, a preservative and a colloidal thickener. The solution may further include one or more additives that provide pH control. The solution can be applied onto the bristles of a tooth brush and is designed to wick into the bristles of the tooth brush. Moreover, the solution can be applied to other objects that may be inserted into the oral cavity of a human, particularly a child under the age of 2.

Priority: US20060790074P Applic. Date: 2006-04-07

Inventor: WAGNER RAY A [US]; NOBLE ELIZABETH P [US]


Application No.: US20070238671A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Isopeptide Gap Junction Modulators

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/584373   Filing Date: 23/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to isopeptides capable of modulating intracellular gap junctional communication. The invention further relates to methods of using the isopeptides to maintain or enhance such communication. In one aspect, the isopeptides are antiarrhythmic isopeptides which target the same cells targeted by AAP, AAP10, HP5, and/or functional analogs thereof, i.e. the isopeptides are able to modulate the function of these cells by agonizing or antagonizing the function of AAP, AAP10, HP5, and/or functional analogs thereof.

Priority: DK20030001928 Applic. Date: 2003-12-23; US20030532111P Applic. Date: 2003-12-23; WO2004GB05416 Applic. Date: 2004-12-23

Inventor: LARSEN BJARNE D [DK]


Application No.: US20070238675A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Stem Cell Beacon

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/567275   Filing Date: 11/Aug/2004

Abstract:

A stem cell-attracting chemokine is expressed in damaged tissue using a stimulus-responsive vector system. The stimulus can be a physiological stimulus associated with cell injury, such as hypoxia or elevated glucose levels, for example. Expression of the chemokine increases the trafficking of stem cells to the damaged tissue.

Priority: US20030494184P Applic. Date: 2003-08-11; US20030494185P Applic. Date: 2003-08-11; US20030513067P Applic. Date: 2003-10-21; US20030513657P Applic. Date: 2003-10-23; WO2004US26196 Applic. Date: 2004-08-11

Inventor: PHILLIPS M I [US]; TANG YAO L [US]


Application No.: US20070238735A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Cyclooxygenase-2 selective inhibitors, compositions and methods of use

Applicant/Assignee: NITRODMED, INC

Application No.: 11/802161   Filing Date: 21/May/2007

Abstract:

The invention provides novel cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) selective inhibitors and novel compositions and kits comprising at least one cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) selective inhibitor, and, optionally, at least one compound that donates, transfers or releases nitric oxide, stimulates endogenous synthesis of nitric oxide, elevates endogenous levels of endothelium-derived relaxing factor or is a substrate for nitric oxide synthase, and/or at least one therapeutic agent. The novel cyclooxygenase 2 selective inhibitors of the invention can be optionally nitrosated and/or nitrosylated. The invention also provides methods for treating inflammation, pain and fever

for treating and/or improving the gastrointestinal properties of COX-2 selective inhibitors

for facilitating wound healing

for treating and/or preventing renal and/or respiratory toxicity

for treating and/or preventing other disorders resulting from elevated levels of cyclooxygenase-2

and for improving the cardiovascular profile of COX-2 selective inhibitors.

Priority: US2003-628375 Applic. Date: 2003-07-29; US20020398829P Applic. Date: 2002-07-29

Inventor: GARVEY DAVID S [US]; KHANAPURE SUBHASH P [US]; RANATUNGE RAMANI R [US]; RICHARDSON STEWART K [US]; SCHROEDER JOSEPH D [US]


Application No.: US20070238751A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/599717   Filing Date: 07/Apr/2005

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine receptor antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: US20040560155P Applic. Date: 2004-04-07; WO2005US11975 Applic. Date: 2005-04-07

Inventor: LAINE DRAMANE I [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]; XIE HAIBO [US]; BUFFET NOEMIE [FR]


Application No.: US20070238755A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Methods to treat and/or prevent radiation- and/or chemical-induced toxicity in non-malignant tissue

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/642505   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to methods useful for treating and/or preventing radiation- and/or chemical-induced toxicity in non-malignant tissue using a protease activated receptor-1 (PAR-1) inhibitor. In particular, use of a protease activated receptor-1 (PAR-1) inhibitor to treat and/or prevent acute and chronic adverse effects of radiation and/or chemical exposure (e.g., to one or more of the following: intestine, lung, oral mucosa, or other organs).

Priority: US20050751820P Applic. Date: 2005-12-20

Inventor: HAUER-JENSEN MARTIN [US]; ZONG CHEN [US]


Application No.: US20070238803A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Dental Composition Containing Si-H Functional Carbosilane Components

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/572056   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 Si-H functional moieties, no Si-Oxygen bond, b) unsaturated component (131), and/or epoxy component (132), 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: WO2004EP07783 Applic. Date: 2004-07-14

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


Application No.: US20070238808A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: DENTAL MATERIALS, METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME, AND ARTICLES FORMED THEREFROM

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/684314   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2007

Abstract:

Disclosed herein is a dental material composition comprising a polymer matrix material and a biocatalyst that promotes the deposition of a mineral, for example silica or hydroxylapatite. A dental restoration comprising the polymer matrix material and biocatalyst is also claimed. In another embodiment, a method of forming a dental material comprises combining a biocatalyst that promotes the deposition of a mineral and a polymer matrix material to form a biocatalyst-polymer composite.

Priority: US20060780766P Applic. Date: 2006-03-09

Inventor: GOLDBERG A J [US]; MATHER PATRICK T [US]; WOOD THOMAS K [US]


Application No.: US20070238835A1  Published: 11/Oct/2007

Title: Gels, gel composites, and gel articles

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/810584   Filing Date: 05/Jun/2007

Abstract:

A tear and fatigue resistant gels, gel composites, and gel articles including collaspable articles having two or more communicating internal volumes like cavities when depressed by external pressure or force is capable of collapsing unto itself in a controllable and directionally preselected manner by venting static air within said internal through openings in said gel article, said gel article is made from gel compositions with one or more waxes and one or moreselected plasticizers having rigidity of from about 20 gram Bloom to about 1,800 gram Bloom suitable for cushioning and other uses.

Priority: US1997-863794 Applic. Date: 1997-05-27; US1999-230940 Applic. Date: 1999-02-03; US1998-130545 Applic. Date: 1998-08-08; US2000-721213 Applic. Date: 2000-11-21; US2002-199363 Applic. Date: 2002-07-20; US2002-199362 Applic. Date: 2002-07-20; US2002-199361 Applic. Date: 2002-07-20; US2002-199364 Applic. Date: 2002-07-20; US2002-299073 Applic. Date: 2002-11-18; US2002-334542 Applic. Date: 2002-12-31; US2002-273828 Applic. Date: 2002-10-17; US2004-896047 Applic. Date: 2004-07-22; US2003-420493 Applic. Date: 2003-04-21; US2003-420492 Applic. Date: 2003-04-21; US2003-420491 Applic. Date: 2003-04-21; US2003-420490 Applic. Date: 2003-04-21; US2003-420488 Applic. Date: 2003-04-21; US2003-420487 Applic. Date: 2003-04-21; US2003-420489 Applic. Date: 2003-04-21; US2003-613567 Applic. Date: 2003-07-02; US2004-912464 Applic. Date: 2004-08-04; US2007-787257 Applic. Date: 2007-04-12; WO1994US07314 Applic. Date: 1994-06-27; WO1994US04278 Applic. Date: 1994-04-19

Inventor: CHEN JOHN Y [US]


Application No.: US20070240763A1  Published: 18/Oct/2007

Title: Method and Device for Cleaning Dental Polishers

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/596199   Filing Date: 13/May/2005

Abstract:

Method for maintaining and cleaning the conduits ( 2 a , 3 a) of a dental polisher ( 1 ), of the type that includes the pressurized spraying of a polishing powder ( 7 ) onto a tooth surface. The method includes an operational phase comprising the pressurized injection of a solution ( 9 ), in which the powder ( 7 ) is soluble, into at least some of the conduits ( 2 a , 3 a) through which the powder ( 7 ) passes.

Priority: FR20040005296 Applic. Date: 2004-05-14; WO2005FR01206 Applic. Date: 2005-05-13

Inventor: CASABONNE THIERRY [FR]; MARIAULLE DOMINIQUE [FR]


Application No.: US20070241049A1  Published: 18/Oct/2007

Title: Multiple-use two-reservoir bucket

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/786112   Filing Date: 11/Apr/2007

Abstract:

A multi-use two-reservoir bucket that combines various separate tasks and methods to make available more options. More specifically, the multi-use two-reservoir bucket is a two-reservoir system to supply liquid or material to a pump/sprayer, tools and accessories.

Priority: US20060792735P Applic. Date: 2006-04-18

Inventor: TYTAR FRANK A [US]


Application No.: US20070243270A1  Published: 18/Oct/2007

Title: METHODS AND KITS FOR REDUCING CELLULAR DAMAGE, INHIBITING FREE RADICAL PRODUCTION, AND SCAVENGING FREE RADICALS IN MAMMALS

Applicant/Assignee: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC

Application No.: 11/624687   Filing Date: 18/Jan/2007

Abstract:

Methods of reducing cellular damage are described that include (a) administering to the mammal an oral dosage form comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a first antioxidant, and (b) administering to the mammal a topical dosage form comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a second antioxidant, wherein at least one of the first antioxidant and the second antioxidant comprises acerola concentrate. Methods of inhibiting free radical production, methods of scavenging free radicals, and kits for reducing cellular damage are also described.

Priority: US2003-705081 Applic. Date: 2003-11-10; WO2004US37362 Applic. Date: 2004-11-10

Inventor: EVANS GREGORY S [US]; GROCHOSKI GREGORY [US]; RANDOLPH RUSSELL K [US]; CONNOR LYNNE M [US]; SCIMECA JOHN V [US]; GELLENBECK KEVIN W [US]; MAYNE JAMES R [US]; ROH-SCHMIDT HAERI [US]; SLAGA THOMAS J [US]; HANAUSEK-WALASZEK MARGARETH [US]; WALASZEK ZBIGNIEW [US]


Application No.: US20070244021A1  Published: 18/Oct/2007

Title: Polypeptides with perhydrolase activity

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/709604   Filing Date: 22/Feb/2007

Abstract:

The invention relates to polypeptides having perhydrolase activity with an amino acid sequence which is at least 80% homologous or at least 65% identical to the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID No. 3, with the exception of SEQ ID NO. 3. The invention also relates to polypeptides having perhydrolase activity which contain at least one motif which is at least 50% homologous or at least 70% identical to a motif selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO. 4: GYSGGxxAxxWAxxxxxxYAPE, SEQ ID NO 5: GYSGGxxAxxWAxxxxxxYAPD, SEQ ID NO 6: GFSGGxxAxxWAxxxxxxYAPE, SEQ ID NO 7: GFSGGxxAxxWAxxxxxxYAPD, SEQ ID NO 8: GYSGGxxAxxWAxxxxxxYA and SEQ ID NO 9: GFSGGxxAxxWAxxxxxxYA.

Priority: EP20060003668 Applic. Date: 2006-02-23

Inventor: DUBREUCQ ERIC [FR]; WEISS ALBRECHT [DE]; MOULIN GUY [FR]


Application No.: US20070244068A1  Published: 18/Oct/2007

Title: Degradation-resistant mononucleoside phosphate compounds

Applicant/Assignee: INSPIRE PHARMACEUTICAL, INC

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

Abstract:

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

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

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


Application No.: US20070244160A1  Published: 18/Oct/2007

Title: 6-11 Bicyclic Ketolide Derivatives

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/758225   Filing Date: 05/Jun/2007

Abstract:

The present invention discloses compounds of formula I, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters, or prodrugs thereof: which exhibit antibacterial properties. The present invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the aforementioned compounds for administration to a subject in need of antibiotic treatment. The invention also relates to methods of treating a bacterial infection in a subject by administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compounds of the present invention. The invention further includes process by which to make the compounds of the present invention.

Priority: US2005-042720 Applic. Date: 2005-01-25; US2003-717290 Applic. Date: 2003-11-19; US2003-429485 Applic. Date: 2003-05-05; US2002-144558 Applic. Date: 2002-05-13

Inventor: OR YAT SUN [US]; GUOQIANG WANG [US]; PHAN LY TAM [US]; NIU DEQIANG [US]; VO NHA HUU [US]; QIU YAO-LING [US]; WANG YANCHUN [US]; BUSUYEK MARINA [US]; HOU YING [US]; PENG YULIN [US]; KIM HEEJIN [US]; LIU TONGZHU [US]; FARMER JAY JUDSON [US]; XU GUOYOU [US]


Application No.: US20070244180A1  Published: 18/Oct/2007

Title: Substituted indole derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: SALMEDIX, INC CEPHALON, INC

Application No.: 10/956668   Filing Date: 01/Oct/2004

Abstract:

Provided herein are indole derivatives, pharmaceutical compositions containing them, methods for their use, and methods for preparing these compounds.

Priority: US20030508592P Applic. Date: 2003-10-02; US20040556599P Applic. Date: 2004-03-26

Inventor: CHAO QI [US]; ELLIOTT GARY T [US]; LEONI LORENZO [CH]


Application No.: US20070244444A1  Published: 18/Oct/2007

Title: Adjustable dosage syringe

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/716825   Filing Date: 12/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to determining, without repeated calculation by an operator, the volume of a non-solid composition remaining in the barrel of a syringe after discharge of a dose of the composition. The present invention provides a syringe barrel, and a plunger having a dose volume scale disposed along the longitudinal axis and orientated such that the numeric values increase in the direction from the proximal end of the plunger towards the discharge end. The dosage syringe also comprises an adjustable dose selector that may be moved to a volume mark of the scale corresponding to a desired dose to be delivered. The dose syringe barrel further comprises an indicator means that may be an opening in the barrel directly above the dose volume scale such that, when the plunger is in a fully retracted position, the window shows the volume of the full capacity of the syringe barrel and when the plunger is depressed, will show the remaining volume in the syringe.

Priority: US20060781831P Applic. Date: 2006-03-13

Inventor: GUELKER BENJAMIN R [US]; THOMPSON PATRICK W [US]


Application No.: US20070248549A1  Published: 25/Oct/2007

Title: Water-soluble pharmaceutical compositions of hops resins

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/409521   Filing Date: 21/Apr/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is drawn to water-soluble compositions for providing hops constituents, particularly alpha acids, iso-alpha acids, and beta acids. A pharmaceutical gel composition can comprise a hops extract and a surfactant. Such compositions can be formulated into products for various therapeutic applications, including oral and topical uses. Such compositions can also be dissolved in water to yield a clear solution containing more dilute hops acids. The invention also provides methods of treatment comprising administering water-soluble hops compositions. The present invention is also drawn to methods for making water-soluble preparations of hops constituents.

Priority:

Inventor: KUHRTS ERIC H [US]


Application No.: US20070248693A1  Published: 25/Oct/2007

Title: Nutraceutical composition and method of use for treatment / prevention of cancer

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/711883   Filing Date: 27/Feb/2007

Abstract:

The invention describes a pharmaceutical composition and method for treating cancer comprised of A) 2,3-dimethoxy-5-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone and/or B) at least one of wild yam root, teasel root, balm of gilead bud, bakuchi seed, dichroa root, kochia seed, kanta kari, bushy knotweed rhizome, arjun, babul chall bark, opopanax and bhumy amalaki

optionally one or more of frankincense, garcinia fruit, vitex, dragons blood, mace, sage and red sandalwood with at least c) one compound capable of maximizing oxidative mitochondrial function preferably riboflavin or vitamin B2 derivatives, FAD, FMN, 5-amino-6-(5'-phosphoribitylamino)uracil, 6,7-Dimethyl-8-(1-D-ribityl)lumazine, ribitol, 5,6-dimethylbenzimidazole, tetrahydrobiopterin, vitamin B1, lipoic acid, biotin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folate, niacin, vitamin C and pantothenate and/or d) at least one lactic acid dehydrogenase inhibitor (preferably 2',3,4'5,7-pentahydroxyflavone) and optionally f) an alkalizing agent (aloe vera, chlorella, wheat grass, sodium or potassium bicarbonate, potassium) g) an antiproliferative herb (speranskia or goldenseal) and h) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

Priority: US2005-233279 Applic. Date: 2005-09-20; US2004-909590 Applic. Date: 2004-08-02; US20030491841P Applic. Date: 2003-08-02; US20040540525P Applic. Date: 2004-01-29

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


Application No.: US20070248927A1  Published: 25/Oct/2007

Title: Self-Adhesive Compositions Including a Plurality of Acidic Compouns

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/573423   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2005

Abstract:

The present invention provides self-adhesive compositions that include a plurality of acidic compounds. The self-adhesive compositions are useful for applications including, for example, restoring dental structures and adhering orthodontic appliances to teeth.

Priority: US20040600658P Applic. Date: 2004-08-11; WO2005US28536 Applic. Date: 2005-08-09

Inventor: LUCHTERHANDT THOMAS [DE]; HECHT REINHOLD [DE]; WATERMANN MARKUS [DE]; AASEN STEVEN M [US]


Application No.: US20070248933A1  Published: 25/Oct/2007

Title: Methods for treating dental conditions using tissue scaffolds

Applicant/Assignee: DENTIGENIX INC

Application No.: 11/728015   Filing Date: 23/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The invention provides methods, apparatus and kits for regenerating dental tissue in vivo that are useful for treating a variety of dental conditions, exemplified by treatment of caries. The invention uses tissue scaffold wafers, preferably made of PGA, PLLA, PDLLA or PLGA dimensioned to fit into a hole of corresponding sized drilled into the tooth of subject to expose dental pulp in vivo. In certain embodiments the tissue scaffold wafer further comprises calcium phosphate and fluoride. The tissue scaffold wafer may be secured into the hole with a hydrogel, a cement or other suitable material. Either the wafer or the hydrogel or both contain a morphogenic agent, such as a member encoded by the TGF-beta supergene family, that promotes regeneration and differentiation of healthy dental tissue in vivo, which in turn leads to remineralization of dentin and enamel. The tissue scaffold may further include an antibiotic or anti-inflammatory agent.

Priority: US2003-684226 Applic. Date: 2003-10-10

Inventor: RUTHERFORD BRUCE [US]; SOMOGYI CHRISTOPHER [US]; WHITE CLINTON [US]; RABINS ERICK [US]


Application No.: US20070249550A1  Published: 25/Oct/2007

Title: Modulation of immune response and inflammation by targeting hypoxia inducible factors

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/215224   Filing Date: 29/Aug/2005

Abstract:

Methods for modulating inflammation by administering HIF-1alpha inhibitors or compounds affecting HIF-1alpha expression and/or transcriptional activities are disclosed. HIF-1alpha affecting compounds include compounds that directly inhibit HIF-1alpha and/or interfere into expression of other proteins and regulation of biochemical pathways that target HIF-1alpha for degradation in vivo. Also disclosed are methods to enhance the inflammatory response and the destruction of pathogens (e.g., viruses, bacteria) and thereby preventing or minimizing pathogen-induced tissue injury. Also disclosed are methods to enhance the anti-tumor T cell response and the destruction of cancerous tumors and thereby preventing or minimizing metastasis-induced tissue injury.

Also provided are methods to accomplish the opposite goal and decrease collateral damage by overactive T cells and thereby protect tissues of vital organs in a novel anti-inflammatory treatment.

Priority: US20040606449P Applic. Date: 2004-09-01

Inventor: SITKOVSKY MICHAIL V [US]


Application No.: US20070249664A1  Published: 25/Oct/2007

Title: Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 11/774867   Filing Date: 09/Jul/2007

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: US2007-568330 Applic. Date: 2007-05-03; WO2005US14386 Applic. Date: 2005-04-27; US20040565623P Applic. Date: 2004-04-27

Inventor: LAINE DAMANE I [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]; MCCLELAND BRENT W [US]; NEIPP CHRISTOPHER E [US]; THOMAS SONIA M [US]


Application No.: US20070249748A1  Published: 25/Oct/2007

Title: Photosensitive resin composition

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

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

Abstract:

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

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

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


Application No.: US20070250014A1  Published: 25/Oct/2007

Title: Short winged needle and guard

Applicant/Assignee: DSU MEDICAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/407716   Filing Date: 20/Apr/2006

Abstract:

A winged needle comprises a hollow medical needle which typically is no smaller than 18 gauge carried by a hub. The hub has wings projecting laterally outwardly, the wings having outer tips that are spaced from each other by essentially 20 to 30 mm. A guard for a winged needle tube set is also disclosed, in which the guard comprises a needle guard tube free of wing-receiving slots and defining a forward, open end to receive a winged needle having outwardly extending, substantially unbent wings as positioned within the guard. In some embodiments, the guard comprises a substantially fixed, open mouth having a width of at least 20 mm and a height of at least 5 mm. A novel anchor strip having two flex lines is also provided to the guard.

Priority:

Inventor: UTTERBERG DAVID S [US]; SCHNELL WILLIAM J [US]; BELL DAVID [US]


Application No.: US20070251604A1  Published: 01/Nov/2007

Title: REWORKING OF SURFACE OXIDIZED AND NITRIDED COMPONENTS

Applicant/Assignee: SMITH & NEWPHEW, INC

Application No.: 11/740006   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method of reworking a composition comprising a substrate and an oxidation and/or nitridation layer on the surface of the substrate by treating the composition under reduced pressure or in an inert gas environment at an elevated temperature until the oxidation and/or nitridation layer is substantially removed from the surface. In this way, manufacturing efficiencies and yields are improved as material that would otherwise have been scrapped is now used.

Priority: US20060795102P Applic. Date: 2006-04-26

Inventor: JANI SHILESH C [US]; PAWAR VIVEK D [US]; WEAVER CAROLYN L [US]


Application No.: US20070251839A1  Published: 01/Nov/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070253918A1  Published: 01/Nov/2007

Title: Stable tooth whitening gel

Applicant/Assignee: DEN-MAT CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/729934   Filing Date: 30/Mar/2007

Abstract:

Stable tooth bleaching gels with a high concentration of peroxide are disclosed. The present invention also provides a method for treating one or more teeth. The method includes steps of applying a therapeutically effective amount of a tooth bleaching gel with a high concentration of peroxide to one or more teeth, leaving the gel in contact with the one or more teeth such that the gel may whiten the tooth or teeth.

Priority: US20060787501P Applic. Date: 2006-03-31

Inventor: CAMPANALE JOSEPH [US]; GLACE W R [US]


Application No.: US20070253919A1  Published: 01/Nov/2007

Title: ORAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING SILOXANE POLYMERS

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/742061   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2007

Abstract:

Oral compositions are provided that comprise an active ingredient comprising a siloxane polymer having at least one hydrophilic region. The oral care composition comprises a siloxane polymer having a phosphorus-containing moiety. A source of fluoride ions and/or other oral care actives can be included in the oral care composition. Methods of making and using the oral compositions are also provided.

Priority: US20060796384P Applic. Date: 2006-05-01

Inventor: BOYD THOMAS J [US]


Application No.: US20070254035A1  Published: 01/Nov/2007

Title: Preparing Active Polymer Extrudates

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/576909   Filing Date: 22/Oct/2004

Abstract:

Process for preparing active polymer extrudate comprising polymer matrix and guest matter, the process comprising contacting a polymer substrate and guest matter with a plasticising fluid under dense phase, sub critical or supercritical plasticising conditions of elevated temperature and/or pressure to plasticise the polymer substrate and incorporate guest matter and extruding polymer substrate incorporating guest matter under dense phase, sub critical or supercritical conditions via an extrusion orifice into a collection zone or a mould with simultaneous or subsequent release of pressure, whereby extrudate is obtained comprising a solid admixture of polymer matrix and guest matter in form conferred by the orifice or the mould

a novel extrudate

composition thereof and apparatus for the preparation thereof, and use thereof in fibre processing techniques, medical applications such as in delivery of drugs and other agents such as imaging and diagnostic agents, tissue engineering, and as medical devices or aids such as delivery devices or aids for drugs, imaging and diagnostic agents, as tissue engineering devices or aids such as sutures, and the like

as an anti-microbial for example having bacteria-static or -cidal activity

as a natural or synthetic barrier capable of immobilising e.g. naturally occurring or artificially introduced poisons or toxins by e.g. absorption, interaction or reaction

in agrochemical or crop protection applications

in the processing of thermally labile fibres for use in dying, textiles, electronics etc below the polymer Tg, Tm or viscosity

in incorporation of dyes and other thermally labile materials into polymers that cannot be formed by traditional processes e.g. melt extrusion and the like

or in incorporation of surfactants into fibres to control polymer properties.

Priority: GB20030024720 Applic. Date: 2003-10-23; GB20040003361 Applic. Date: 2004-02-14; WO2004GB04470 Applic. Date: 2004-10-22

Inventor: HAO JIANYUAN [GB]; WHITAKER MARTIN J [GB]; SHAKESHEFF KEVIN M [GB]; HOWDLE STEVEN M [GB]


Application No.: US20070254067A1  Published: 01/Nov/2007

Title: Consumer customizable oral care products

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/796925   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2007

Abstract:

Disclosed are oral care products that consumers can directly customize according to their needs and preferences. The consumer selects a base oral care product and one or more customization agents to add to the base product to make a customized product that provides the desired therapeutic and aesthetic benefits and in-use experience. The base oral care product to be customized includes dentifrice, toothpaste, tooth gel, subgingival gel, mouthrinse, mouthspray, tooth whitening gel, denture product, and dental floss or tape. The customization agent comprises a component selected from oral care actives

flavors

sweeteners

materials affecting taste, mouthfeel, smell or other sensation such as essential oils, coolants and warming agents

product aesthetic agents such as colorants, opacifiers, speckles and texture or rheology modifying agents

and combinations thereof.

Priority: US20060796428P Applic. Date: 2006-05-01

Inventor: HA THINH NGUYEN [US]


Application No.: US20070254068A1  Published: 01/Nov/2007

Title: Steeped cocoa beverages

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/717163   Filing Date: 13/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The invention provides, in one aspect, a method of producing a cocoa beverage containing beneficial cocoa polyphenols. Ready-to-drink compositions, concentrates, primary beverage components, and packets for producing the beverages are specifically disclosed. Preferred sugar-free, low calorie, and calorie-free products and cocoa beverages are also disclosed.

Priority: US20060781327P Applic. Date: 2006-03-13; US20060872515P Applic. Date: 2006-12-04

Inventor: NAIR MALATHY [US]; KOHR TIM J [US]; CESSNA KRISTA L [US]; CIN SHARON [US]; HURST WILLIAM J [US]; BOLDT ASHLEY L [US]; ZERPHY GREGORY T [US]; BAKER BRIAN S [US]; BROWN B D [US]


Application No.: US20070254260A1  Published: 01/Nov/2007

Title: Oral care compositions, methods, devices and systems

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/605559   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2006

Abstract:

Oral care treatments are provided, including multi-component oral care compositions and methods for delivering such compositions to the oral cavity. Oral care devices and systems for implementing such oral care treatments are also provided.

Priority: US20050741991P Applic. Date: 2005-12-02

Inventor: ALDEN WAYNE S IV [US]; TYNDALL DAVID V [US]; DODD KENNETH T [US]; ZSISKA MARIANNE [US]; BROWN WILLIAM R JR [US]; CHENVAINU ALEXANDER T [US]; CHRISTMAN THOMAS A [US]; DUCHARME JEREMY W [US]; FARRELL MARK E [US]; SAGEL PAUL A [US]; JAKUBOVIC DAVID A [GB]


Application No.: US20070254826A1  Published: 01/Nov/2007

Title: Novel uses of 4-methyl-5-hydroxy-hexanoic acid lactone

Applicant/Assignee: SYMRISE GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 11/736894   Filing Date: 18/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use of 4-methyl-delta-hexylactone for imparting, modifying and/or intensifying one or more smell or flavour impressions from the group consisting of hay, coumarin, lactone and richness in the mouth.

Priority: US20060792945P Applic. Date: 2006-04-19

Inventor: KINDEL GUNTER [DE]; WIEDWALD BERND [DE]; SCHONING AXEL [DE]; WOHRLE INGO [DE]; LOGES HUBERT [DE]; LAGES RITA [DE]


Application No.: US20070254838A1  Published: 01/Nov/2007

Title: Rational evolution of cytokines for higher stability, the cytokines and encoding nucleic acid molecules

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/656921   Filing Date: 22/Jan/2007

Abstract:

Compositions of modified cytokines and uses thereof generated using processes and systems for the high throughput directed evolution of peptides and proteins, particularly cytokines that act in complex biological settings, are provided. Also provided are modified cytokines formulated for oral delivery and uses thereof to treat diseases and conditions mediated by cytokines.

Priority: US2003-658834 Applic. Date: 2003-09-08; US20030457135P Applic. Date: 2003-03-21; US20020409898P Applic. Date: 2002-09-09

Inventor: GANTIER RENE [FR]; VEGA MANUEL [FR]; DRITTANTI LILA [FR]; GUYON THIERRY [FR]


Application No.: US20070255200A1  Published: 01/Nov/2007

Title: Time-indicating syringe-in-syringe mixing devices and related methods for storing and dispensing two-part dental compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/414964   Filing Date: 01/May/2006

Abstract:

A time-indicating syringe-in-syringe mixing system for mixing, storing and dispensing a two-part composition that, when mixed together, yields a time-sensitive dental composition. The system includes a first plunger, a hollow second plunger configured to contain a first component, a syringe barrel configured to contain a second component, structure for recording a date when a first component was mixed with a second component, and structure for protecting the recorded date from damage or alteration. The first plunger is slidably disposed within the hollow second plunger, and the hollow second plunger is slidably disposed within the syringe barrel during use. A second syringe may be coupled to the system to provide syringe-to-syringe mixing.

Priority:

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


Application No.: US20070255201A1  Published: 01/Nov/2007

Title: TIME-INDICATING SYRINGE MIXING DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS FOR STORING AND DISPENSING TWO-PART DENTAL COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/537883   Filing Date: 02/Oct/2006

Abstract:

Time-indicating syringe mixing systems for mixing, storing, and dispensing a two-part dental composition that becomes less stable upon mixing including a first plunger comprising an elongate stem and a plug at a distal end of the elongate stem, a hollow first chamber configured to contain a first component, a hollow second chamber configured to contain a second component, means for providing a region of increased space between an outside surface of the elongate stem of the first plunger and an interior surface of a wall defining the hollow first chamber, and means for protecting a recorded mixing and/or expiration date from damage or alteration. The inventive syringe mixing systems may be configured as syringe-in-syringe systems and/or syringe-to-syringe systems.

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

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


Application No.: US20070255204A1  Published: 01/Nov/2007

Title: TIME-INDICATING SYRINGE MIXING DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS FOR STORING AND DISPENSING TWO-PART DENTAL COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/736457   Filing Date: 17/Apr/2007

Abstract:

Time-indicating syringe mixing systems for mixing, storing, and dispensing a two-part dental composition that becomes less stable upon mixing including a first plunger comprising an elongate stem and a plug at a distal end of the elongate stem, a hollow first chamber configured to contain a first component, a hollow second chamber configured to contain a second component, and means for indicating a recorded date when a first component initially contained within the hollow first chamber is mixed with a second component initially contained within the hollow second chamber. The inventive syringe mixing systems may be configured as syringe-in-syringe systems and/or syringe-to-syringe systems.

Priority: US2006-414964 Applic. Date: 2006-05-01; US2006-537883 Applic. Date: 2006-10-02; US2007-673334 Applic. Date: 2007-02-09

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


Application No.: US20070256219A1  Published: 08/Nov/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070256263A1  Published: 08/Nov/2007

Title: Brush Head for Electric and/or Manual Toothbrushes

Applicant/Assignee: BRAUN GMBH

Application No.: 11/569789   Filing Date: 21/May/2005

Abstract:

A brush head of compact design, which includes a bristle carrier having secured to it bristles, and an elastic element for holding an oral, dental and/or gingival cleaning and/or care substance. The elastic element is joined to the bristle carrier by means of a support element. The bristle carrier is made of a first plastic, the support element of a second plastic, and the elastic element of a third plastic.

Priority: DE200410026461 Applic. Date: 2004-05-29; WO2005EP05538 Applic. Date: 2005-05-21

Inventor: KUNATH IVO [DE]; DRIESEN GEORGES [DE]; FRITSCH THOMAS [DE]; SCHWARZ-HARTMANN ARMIN [DE]


Application No.: US20070256585A1  Published: 08/Nov/2007

Title: Machine for washing flexographic printing plates

Applicant/Assignee: BIEFFEBI S.P.A

Application No.: 11/790499   Filing Date: 26/Apr/2007

Abstract:

A machine for washing flexographic printing plates, comprising a footing which forms at least one chamber for washing the printing plates, at least one shaft for supporting at least one printing plate in a cylindrical configuration arranged inside said washing chamber and associated with a first rotary actuation, at least one brush, with axis parallel to the axis of the supporting shaft and associated with a second rotary actuation and with a device for selective positioning from at least one inactive configuration to at least one washing configuration, in which the brush is in contact with the printing plate, at least one circuit for washing the printing plate and a dryer for drying the washed printing plate.

Priority: IT2006BO00334 Applic. Date: 2006-05-05

Inventor: ZANOLI ALBERTO [IT]; SAMBRI STEFANO [IT]


Application No.: US20070256688A1  Published: 08/Nov/2007

Title: MECHANICAL SINGLE DOSE INTRAPULMONARY DRUG DELIVERY DEVICES

Applicant/Assignee: ARADIGM CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/737655   Filing Date: 19/Apr/2007

Abstract:

Devices for delivering an aerosolized drug formulation and methods for using such devices are herein provided. Specifically, the invention relates to a drug delivery device that contains a drug formulation and an actuator for aerosolizing the formulation in preparation for drug delivery. The drug delivery devices of the invention are configured for delivering a single dose of an active agent (e.g., a pharmaceutical compound) or a mixture of multiple active agents and may further be configured so as to be hand-held, self-contained, portable and disposable. Methods of treatment and drugs that are suitable for use in the subject devices are also disclosed.

Priority: US20060745334P Applic. Date: 2006-04-21

Inventor: SCHUSTER JEFFREY A [US]; HOLST PETER [US]; AMENT BRIAN [US]; BOGDON KEITH [US]


Application No.: US20070258912A1  Published: 08/Nov/2007

Title: Use of Fluorescent Whitening Agents as Antimicrobials

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/659549   Filing Date: 03/Aug/2005

Abstract:

Use of fluorescent whitening agents for whitening and the antimicrobial treatment of surfaces, and preservation of cosmetics, household products, personal care products, textiles, paper and starting materials of paper, plastics and disinfectants.

Priority: EP20040103830 Applic. Date: 2004-08-09; WO2005EP53780 Applic. Date: 2005-08-03

Inventor: HOLZL WERNER [FR]; PREUSS ANDREA [CH]; WALLQUIST OLOF [CH]


Application No.: US20070258913A1  Published: 08/Nov/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070258914A1  Published: 08/Nov/2007

Title: METALLOPROTEINASE INHIBOTORY AGENT

Applicant/Assignee: NESTEC S.A

Application No.: 11/739368   Filing Date: 24/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an active agent, in particular a metalloproteinase inhibitory agent of casein-derived peptides obtained by hydrolysis of casein by a food grade bacteria. The invention also relates to the manufacture of an active agent, in which a food grade bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus helveticus is contacted with casein in order to perform a hydrolysis and obtain casein-derived peptides exhibiting metalloproteinases inhibitory property. The present invention also includes isolated and purified inhibitory peptides obtained by hydrolysis of casein by the bacteria.

Priority: EP20020076715 Applic. Date: 2002-04-29; US2004-978319 Applic. Date: 2004-10-28; WO2003EP03663 Applic. Date: 2003-04-08

Inventor: JUILLERAT MARCEL-ALEXANDRE [CH]; ROBERT MARIE-CLAUDE [CH]


Application No.: US20070258916A1  Published: 08/Nov/2007

Title: Oral compositions for treating tooth hypersensitivity

Applicant/Assignee: OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 11/787598   Filing Date: 16/Apr/2007

Abstract:

Oral Compositions for Treating Tooth Hypersensitivity Disclosed herein are oral compositions for decreasing tooth hypersensitivity. In one aspect, the compositions induce remineralization of dentine using bioactive glass, thereby reducing tooth sensitivity.

Priority: US20060792288P Applic. Date: 2006-04-14

Inventor: FERRACANE JACK L [US]; MITCHELL JOHN C [US]


Application No.: US20070259337A1  Published: 08/Nov/2007

Title: Methods and systems for designing primers and probes

Applicant/Assignee: INTELLIGENT MEDICAL DEVICES, INC

Application No.: 11/605942   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The invention provides methods for designing polynucleotide primers and probes that are optimized for hybridizing to a plurality of target nucleic acid variants by employing scoring and/or ranking steps that provide a positive or negative preference or "weight" to certain nucleotides in a candidate nucleic acid sequence. The particular scoring or ranking steps performed depend upon the intended use for the primer and/or probe, the particular target sequence, and the number of variants of that target sequence. The methods of the invention provide optimal primer and probe sequences because they hybridize to more target nucleic acid variants than primers and probes in the prior art.

Priority: US20050740582P Applic. Date: 2005-11-29

Inventor: HULLY JAMES R [US]; KEDEM GILEAD [US]; LAUER RAYMOND P [US]


Application No.: US20070259808A1  Published: 08/Nov/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070259861A1  Published: 08/Nov/2007

Title: Combination therapy with non-selective COX inhibitors to prevent COX-related gastric injuries

Applicant/Assignee: PHARMENA NORTH AMERICA INC

Application No.: 11/715660   Filing Date: 08/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to nicotinamide, nicotinamide derivatives and prostaglandin mimetics, alone or in combination with an NSAID, and their use in treating pain, inflammation, and/or gastrointestinal toxicty,

Priority: US20060780264P Applic. Date: 2006-03-08

Inventor: KRANTZ ALEXANDER [US]


Application No.: US20070259875A1  Published: 08/Nov/2007

Title: Triaryl substituted imidazole derivatives and taste-inhibiting uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/797082   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to compositions containing and methods of using a compound having the formula: wherein R<1>, Ar<1>, Ar<2>, and Ar<3 >are defined herein. The compounds of the present invention are useful as inhibitors of certain taste perceptions and functions. The invention is also directed to compositions comprising a compound of the above formula.

Priority: US20060796235P Applic. Date: 2006-04-28

Inventor: ATWAL KARNAIL S [US]; ATWAL ANITA B [US]; BRYANT ROBERT W [US]; LEE SEUNGHUN P [US]; PALMER ROY K [US]; CERNE ROK [US]


Application No.: US20070259988A1  Published: 08/Nov/2007

Title: Biomedical bond enhancer

Applicant/Assignee: DANVILLE MATERIALS, INC

Application No.: 11/541421   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2006

Abstract:

The invention provides methods and compositions to enhance the bond between light-cure bonding agents and self-cured or dual-cured resin-based composites used in biomedical applications, especially dental procedures to restore teeth. The invention is a bond enhancer in the form of a solution that can be applied after application to dental substrates of a light-cure adhesive and prior to use of a self-cure or dual-cure composite to improve the compatibility between the adhesive and composite as evidenced by increased bond strength. The solution contains at least one polymerization accelerator, at least one polymerizable monomer or prepolymer, and optional polymerization inhibitors in an organic solvent or mixture of solvents.

Priority: US20050722220P Applic. Date: 2005-09-30

Inventor: DORSMAN GREGORY J [US]; BRESLIN NICHOLAS D [US]


Application No.: US20070260493A1  Published: 08/Nov/2007

Title: Attachment integrated claims systems and operating methods therefor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/653104   Filing Date: 12/Jan/2007

Abstract:

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

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

Inventor: DIRIENZO ANDREW L [US]


Application No.: US20070262094A1  Published: 15/Nov/2007

Title: Dispenser for viscous media, having a dispenser reservoir, expelling mechanism and dispenser delivery tube

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/784175   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The invention relates to a dispenser ( 1 ) for viscous media ( 3 ), having a dispenser reservoir ( 2 ), an expelling mechanism and a dispenser delivery tube ( 5 ). The dispenser reservoir ( 2 ) has a nozzle ( 4 ) and the expelling mechanism exerts a pressure on the viscous medium ( 3 ) in the dispenser reservoir ( 2 ). Under that pressure, the viscous medium ( 3 ) is expelled by way of an opening ( 6 ) of the nozzle ( 4 ) of the dispenser reservoir ( 2 ) and through the dispenser delivery tube ( 5 ). The dispenser delivery tube ( 5 ) is removable from the dispenser reservoir ( 2 ) and has a seat ( 7 ) for a stop check valve ( 8 ), which is arranged between the nozzle ( 4 ), having the opening ( 6 ), and the dispenser delivery tube ( 5 ).

Priority: DE200610016029 Applic. Date: 2006-04-05

Inventor: MULLER BARBARA [DE]; MANNSCHEDEL WERNER [DE]; SCHMID DANIEL [CH]


Application No.: US20070262178A1  Published: 15/Nov/2007

Title: Syringe delivery tip including an enlarged flocked wing element adjacent a distal delivery end

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/433289   Filing Date: 12/May/2006

Abstract:

A delivery tip for dispensing a high viscosity composition (e.g., a fluoride varnish composition) includes a tip body and a fiber flocked enlarged wing element disposed near a distal delivery end of the tip body. The tip body includes a passageway extending between an inlet orifice at a proximal end and a delivery orifice at the distal delivery end. A ratio of the width of the enlarged wing element to an inside diameter of the delivery orifice is at least about 5:1, which controls flow of the fluoride varnish composition through the delivery orifice while also providing for a wide application width for easily brushing the composition onto a patient's tooth.

Priority:

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


Application No.: US20070264289A1  Published: 15/Nov/2007

Title: COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF ADMINISTERING DOXEPIN TO MUCOSAL TISSUE

Applicant/Assignee: EOT RESEARCH INC

Application No.: 11/684515   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2007

Abstract:

Compositions and methods for pain relief involve delivery of doxepin to mucosal tissue. Vehicles for administering doxepin may be formulated for sustained release and/or site-specific application to maximize beneficial pain relief locally while minimizing significant adverse side effects.

Priority: US2004-868505 Applic. Date: 2004-06-14; US20030478438P Applic. Date: 2003-06-12

Inventor: OIEN HAL J [US]; TRUELOVE EDMOND [US]; EPSTEIN JOEL [US]


Application No.: US20070264291A1  Published: 15/Nov/2007

Title: Compositions and Methods for Preventing or Reducing Plaque and/or Gingivitis Using a Bioactive Glass Containing Dentefrice

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/582695   Filing Date: 17/Dec/2004

Abstract:

Methods and compositions for the prevention and/or reduction of plaque, plaque build-up and/or gingivitis are provided. Bioactive glass compositions are provided which prevent or reduce plaque, plaque build-up and/or gingivitis through the use of low levels of small bioactive glass particles in amounts from about 0.25 to about 10% by weight in non-aqueous formulations. The resulting non-aqueous compositions are effective in dentifrice products and are stable and pass ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards. Moreover, these bioactive glass containing non-aqueous compositions have unexpectedly high levels of antimicrobial activity against oral pathogens.

Priority: US20030530965P Applic. Date: 2003-12-19; WO2004US43097 Applic. Date: 2004-12-17

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


Application No.: US20070264296A1  Published: 15/Nov/2007

Title: Biofilm extracellular polysachharide solvating system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/431495   Filing Date: 10/May/2006

Abstract:

The invention provides a solvating system for the removal of biofilms which solvates the extracellular polysaccharide matrix holding it to a surface. The aqueous solvating system comprises water, a metal ion sequestering agent, and a solvating agent for an extracellular polysaccharide matrix, which is gentle enough to be used directly on human tissues, but which may also be used on hard or soft non-tissue surfaces to breakdown, and/or remove biofilms.

Priority:

Inventor: MYNTTI MATTHEW F [US]


Application No.: US20070264330A1  Published: 15/Nov/2007

Title: PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS OF PIMAVANSERIN

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/749110   Filing Date: 15/May/2007

Abstract:

Disclosed herein are stable pharmaceutical formulations of pimavanserin, which is useful for treating conditions associated with serotonin receptors.

Priority: US20060800864P Applic. Date: 2006-05-15; US20060854665P Applic. Date: 2006-10-26

Inventor: RAGNAR-TOLF BO [SE]; SCHLIENGER NATHALIE [DK]; THYGESEN MIKKEL B [DK]


Application No.: US20070264612A1  Published: 15/Nov/2007

Title: Dental implant and method for making and installing same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/996118   Filing Date: 23/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A method for making a dental implant by obtaining images of the tooth pre-atraumatic tooth extraction and post extraction and using those images to computer generate and mill a titanium replacement implant employing CAD/CAM equipment. The implant includes a scalloped neck interface similar to the replaced tooth's scalloped cementoenamel junction, a polished neck area between a root portion and a crown portion, and the numeral for the tooth number imprinted on the implant's facial surface. Chevron retention fins are provided on the root portion for engaging the bone of the tooth socket or osteotomy when the implant is tapped into position. Retention grooves are provided on the crown portion to which a provisional crown is cemented slightly out of occlusion at the time the implant is placed. The provisional crown will be replaced with a permanent crown after osteointegration of the implant has occurred.

Priority:

Inventor: MOUNT K T [US]


Application No.: US20070264613A1  Published: 15/Nov/2007

Title: Dental implant

Applicant/Assignee: BIOMED EST

Application No.: 11/740048   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2007

Abstract:

A dental or bone implant has a shaft with an oval to elliptical profile cross section 3, with its diameter D lying in the direction of insertion of the implant 1, forming the longitudinal axis of the shaft profile. The implant has a first bending zone 8, and the shaft 2 has another bending zone 10 in the vicinity of the implant foot 7 above the base disk 9. In addition, the basal and vertical parts of the implant are made of different biocompatible materials and a coating that delays osteonal remodeling of the jawbone in the vicinity of the implantation osteotomy, is applied to the enossal surfaces of the implant 1

Priority: DE200620006922U Applic. Date: 2006-03-07; DE200620006920U Applic. Date: 2006-04-25; DE200620008702U Applic. Date: 2006-05-24; DE200620010202U Applic. Date: 2006-06-27

Inventor: IHDE STEFAN [CH]


Application No.: US20070265187A1  Published: 15/Nov/2007

Title: Oral Formulations Comprising Bone Morphogenetic Proteins For Treating Metabolic Bone Diseases

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/568247   Filing Date: 28/Apr/2005

Abstract:

Methods and formulations for the administration of a bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) anywhere along the alimentary canal of an individual are described for use in treating osteoporosis or other metabolic bone diseases.

Priority: US20040566242P Applic. Date: 2004-04-29; WO2005US14410 Applic. Date: 2005-04-28

Inventor: VUKICEVIC SLOBODAN [HR]; SIMIC PETRA [HR]; OPPERMANN HERMANN [US]


Application No.: US20070265280A1  Published: 15/Nov/2007

Title: METHODS OF USING SODIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS

Applicant/Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 11/695936   Filing Date: 03/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to use of a compound represented by formula (I): in which at least one of R<3 >and R<4 >is a group represented by formula (A): where the structural variables are as defined herein. The compounds are useful for blocking sodium channels and treating a variety of conditions.

Priority: US2004-828479 Applic. Date: 2004-04-21; US2002-076571 Applic. Date: 2002-02-19

Inventor: JOHNSON MICHAEL R [US]


Application No.: US20070265408A1  Published: 15/Nov/2007

Title: Non-synthetic low-protein rubber latex product and method of testing

Applicant/Assignee: YULEX CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/433206   Filing Date: 11/May/2006

Abstract:

The present invention discloses a non-Hevea, non-synthetic, low-allergenic, low-protein latex product that conforms to the standards published by the American Society for Testing Materials for Hevea latex products, and a new method and standard for determining the qualitative and quantitative properties of such products, including the substitutability of and superiority to Hevea and synthetic latex products.

Priority:

Inventor: CORNISH KATRINA [US]; WILLIAMS JALI [US]


Application No.: US20070266507A1  Published: 22/Nov/2007

Title: Toothbrush and process for producing the same

Applicant/Assignee: TRISA HOLDING AG

Application No.: 11/878720   Filing Date: 26/Jul/2007

Abstract:

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

Priority: DE20021016641 Applic. Date: 2002-04-15; US2004-964731 Applic. Date: 2004-10-15; WO2003CH00220 Applic. Date: 2003-04-02

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


Application No.: US20070267029A1  Published: 22/Nov/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070267520A1  Published: 22/Nov/2007

Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPLYING A SPRAYING MACHINE WITH SMALL QUANTITES OF LIQUID PRODUCT TO BE SPRAYED

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/749863   Filing Date: 17/May/2007

Abstract:

The apparatus for supplying a spraying machine with small quantities of liquid product to be sprayed, in particular for processing small batches of articles (M), presents a spray unit (Z) designed in any way so as to support, removably and preferably in an overturned position, at least one container (C 1 ) made of any suitable rigid or deformable pressure-resistant material, with a small capacity, for example able to contain from one to two litres of paint or other product to be sprayed. The spray unit (Z) is provided with quick-release and/or removable connections ( 3, 103 ) and a short pipe ( 4 ) for connecting the discharge mouth of said container to the spray guns (Z 1 ) and there being envisaged a pressurization pipe ( 101, 102 ) which supplies the pressurized fluid and means are envisaged for pressurizing with this pipe the paint situated inside said container (C 1 ), so that said paint is forced out and is supplied with the desired pressure to said spray guns (Z 1 ).

Priority: IT2006BO00384 Applic. Date: 2006-05-19

Inventor: RAGGI GIANNI [IT]; FRANZONI LUIGI [IT]


Application No.: US20070267598A1  Published: 22/Nov/2007

Title: NON-SILICA CONTAINING IMPRESSION AND CASTING MATERIALS

Applicant/Assignee: ARTMOLDS, INC

Application No.: 11/308885   Filing Date: 22/May/2006

Abstract:

A chemical composition for use in preparing health related impressions, such as dental, medical, and prosthetic impressions is provided. The chemical composition may include a water-soluble alginate, an alginate insolubilizing cation-containing salt, a cation-release moderating component, and a cellulosic filler.

Priority:

Inventor: RENN DONALD W [US]


Application No.: US20070269386A1  Published: 22/Nov/2007

Title: New product and use and manufacture thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/444787   Filing Date: 01/Jun/2006

Abstract:

A pharmaceutical oral formulation for delivering nicotine in any form to a subject by transmucosal uptake in the oral cavity comprising nicotine in any form, wherein said oral formulation is buffered with at least trometamol. Also contemplated is a method for the oral delivery of nicotine in any form, a method for the reduction of the urge to smoke or use tobacco as well as methods for manufacturing the oral formulation, the use of the oral formulation for obtaining transmucosal uptake of nicotine in the oral cavity of a subject, and use of nicotine for the production of an oral formulation for the treatment of a disease selected from the group consisting of tobacco or nicotine dependence, Alzheimer's disease, Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease, Tourette's syndrome, ulcerous colitis and post-smoking-cessation weight control.

Priority: SE20060001089 Applic. Date: 2006-05-16

Inventor: STEEN PER [SE]; DYMITROWICZ DAREK [SE]; HUGERTH ANDREAS [SE]; WALTERMO ASA [SE]; PALSSON MAGNUS [SE]; OLSSON ROLAND [SE]; NICKLASSON FREDRIK [SE]; SCHLUTER ANETTE [SE]; THYRESSON KRISTINA [SE]; MODY SEEMA K [US]; BOSSON BENGT [SE]; LINDELL KATARINA [SE]; KOLL GREGORY [US]


Application No.: US20070269440A1  Published: 22/Nov/2007

Title: Stimulators of osteoblastogenesis and applications of the same

Applicant/Assignee: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

Application No.: 11/439294   Filing Date: 22/May/2006

Abstract:

Compositions that stimulate osteoblastogenesis and the activity of osteoblasts are disclosed. Methods of stimulating osteoblastogenesis and the activity of osteoblasts are disclosed. Methods of treating a mammal for a bone condition by stimulating osteoblastogenesis and the activity of osteoblasts are disclosed. According to the present invention, a composition comprising a TNF blocker is administered to the mammal in an amount effective to stimulate osteoblastogenesis.

Priority:

Inventor: LUMPKIN CHARLES K [US]


Application No.: US20070269492A1  Published: 22/Nov/2007

Title: New product and use and manufacture thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/444775   Filing Date: 01/Jun/2006

Abstract:

Coated oral dosage forms for the delivery of nicotine in any form to a subject by rapid intraoral delivery of nicotine comprising at least one core, nicotine in any form and/or a nicotine mimicking agent, at least one coating layer and optionally at least one or more other additives, wherein said at last one coating layer is buffered, whereby is used at least trometamol as buffering agent. Also contemplated is a method for the delivery of nicotine in any form, a method for the reduction of the urge to smoke or use tobacco as well as a method for producing said coated product and the use of the same for obtaining a rapid intraoral uptake of nicotine.

Priority: SE20060001090 Applic. Date: 2006-05-16

Inventor: STEEN PER [SE]; DYMITROWICZ DAREK [SE]; WALTERMO ASA [SE]; OLSSON ROLAND [SE]; LINDELL KATARINA [SE]


Application No.: US20070269526A1  Published: 22/Nov/2007

Title: Carotenoid Composition and Method for Preparation Thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/576276   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2005

Abstract:

This invention relates to a carotenoid composition comprising the carotenoid as particles of size smaller than 100 nanometers in an oil medium and a method of preparing the composition by milling the carotenoid in an oil medium and therapeutic compositions containing the carotenoid.

Priority: AU20040905670 Applic. Date: 2004-09-29; WO2005AU01515 Applic. Date: 2005-09-29

Inventor: BOS MICHAEL A [AU]; ELLIS DAVID G [AU]


Application No.: US20070269577A1  Published: 22/Nov/2007

Title: COATING COMPOSITIONS, CONFECTIONERY AND CHEWING GUM COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

Applicant/Assignee: CADBURY ADAMS USA LLC

Application No.: 11/738845   Filing Date: 23/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to coating compositions, products containing the same and methods for preparing. More specifically, the compositions of the present invention may include an acid blend. In some embodiments, the compositions may be in particulate form and include at least one encapsulated ingredient.

Priority: US20060793779P Applic. Date: 2006-04-21; US20060810596P Applic. Date: 2006-06-02; US20060875201P Applic. Date: 2006-12-15

Inventor: PERSHAD ONGKAR [US]; WATSON DEBORAH L [US]; O'NEILL SIMONE [US]; BENOIT YANNICK [FR]; SAUDEMONT JOSE [FR]; LAGACHE SYLVIE [FR]; LIEVEN JEAN-MICHEL [FR]; KRUSCH LAURA [US]; MISTRY ATUL [US]; SHRIVASTAVA DEEPTI [US]; COSTELLO PADRAIG [GB]; JARRAD MARK JR [US]; HILLER MATTHEW D [US]; FARGASON SUSAN [US]


Application No.: US20070269768A1  Published: 22/Nov/2007

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]


Application No.: US20070269813A1  Published: 22/Nov/2007

Title: METHODS AND ARRAYS FOR IDENTIFYING HUMAN MICROFLORA

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/556296   Filing Date: 03/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a human microflora identification array. In particular, the present invention involves methods for identifying microorganisms, assessing microflora, diagnosing disease, providing a prognosis, and determining the efficacy of treatment, using one or more nucleic acid molecules having a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1-585. The method includes obtaining a sample to be tested, and contacting nucleic acid molecules from the sample with the nucleic acid molecules of the present invention under conditions suitable for hybridization, and then detecting the complex formed by hybridization. The method can be carried out using an array. Hence, the present invention includes methods of identification of microorganism, methods for making such arrays, the arrays, and nucleic acid molecules used for same.

Priority: US20050733023P Applic. Date: 2005-11-03

Inventor: DEWHIRST FLOYD E [US]; PASTER BRUCE J [US]; BOCHES SUSAN K [US]


Application No.: US20070270392A1  Published: 22/Nov/2007

Title: Use of a Cyclopentenone Prostaglandin for Delaying the Onset and/or Preventing the Continuation of Labour

Applicant/Assignee: IMPERIAL COLLEGE INNOVATIONS LIMITED

Application No.: 10/581389   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides the use of a cyclopentenone prostaglandin in the manufacture of a medicament for delaying the onset and/or preventing the continuation of labour in a female. Preferably the cyclopentenone prostaglandin prevents and/or reduces an inflammatory response in the reproductive system of a female. Preferably, the cyclopentenone prostaglandin is 15-deoxy-Delta<12,14>-prostaglandin J2 or prostaglandin A1, or a precursor thereof. The invention further provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising cyclopentenone prostaglandin and methods of use thereof.

Priority: GB20030027975 Applic. Date: 2003-12-02; WO2004GB01380 Applic. Date: 2004-03-29

Inventor: BENNETT PHILLIP R [GB]; LINDSTROM TAMSIM [GB]


Application No.: US20070270456A1  Published: 22/Nov/2007

Title: M3 Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists

Applicant/Assignee: GLAXO GROUP LIMITED

Application No.: 11/774885   Filing Date: 09/Jul/2007

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine receptor antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: US2006-577834 Applic. Date: 2006-05-01; WO2004US36663 Applic. Date: 2004-11-04; US20030517243P Applic. Date: 2003-11-04

Inventor: WAN ZEHONG [US]; YAN HONGXING [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]; LAINE DRAMANE I [US]


Application No.: US20070271727A1  Published: 29/Nov/2007

Title: Attachment for a Cleaning Appliance

Applicant/Assignee: DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

Application No.: 10/590365   Filing Date: 23/Feb/2005

Abstract:

An attachment for a cleaning appliance includes a head and a neck, the neck being adapted to be connected to the mouth of a wand or hose of the cleaning appliance. The neck has a first portion which, in use, lies alongside the mouth of the wand or hose and a second portion which, in use, is spaced away from the mouth of the wand or hose. This arrangement provides a bleed air passageway which allows atmospheric air to be bled into the hose or wand so as to reduce the suction at the main suction opening of the attachment. It also provides an advantageous storage solution for the attachments of the cleaning appliance.

Priority: GB20040005591 Applic. Date: 2004-03-12; WO2005GB00677 Applic. Date: 2005-02-23

Inventor: ADAMS PAUL M [GB]


Application No.: US20070271754A1  Published: 29/Nov/2007

Title: Belt lacing apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/442037   Filing Date: 26/May/2006

Abstract:

A belt lacer uses a power drive carriage for clinching hook or C-shaped belt lacing elements to a belt end. Optionally, the carriage may be driven in a manual mode or a power mode. A detachable power drive such as from an electric drill may be used for the power mode. The power drive of the carriage may be stopped short of an end wall and a return mechanism may return the carriage to the power drive. A moveable belt support in a hand space position allows for working on the lacing elements and may be shifted to a belt supporting position. The belt clamp exerts a forwardly directed force on the belt as it is being clamped. Face plates or combs may be stored on the belt lacer. A latch secures the face plates against lateral sliding during clinching by clinching rollers on the carriage.

Priority:

Inventor: KOLODZIEJ JAMES M [US]


Application No.: US20070272664A1  Published: 29/Nov/2007

Title: Carbon and Metal Nanomaterial Composition and Synthesis

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/659409   Filing Date: 04/Aug/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates generally to nanopowder synthesis processes, and more particularly to the controlled use of a precursor material (such as a precursor gas) to assist in the formation of unagglomerated nanoparticles of the powder. It also relates to novel nanomaterials comprised of carbon and metals produced by the process along with the fundamental processes the novel nanomaterials enable.

Priority: WO2005US27711 Applic. Date: 2005-08-04

Inventor: SCHRODER KURT A [US]; MARTIN KARL M [US]


Application No.: US20070274925A1  Published: 29/Nov/2007

Title: NEBULIZABLE COMPOSITIONS OF QUATERNARY AMMONIUM MUSCARINIC RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS

Applicant/Assignee: DEY, L.P

Application No.: 11/753648   Filing Date: 25/May/2007

Abstract:

Compositions and methods for treatment, prevention, or amelioration of one or more symptoms of bronchoconstrictive disorders are provided. The compositions provided herein are nebulizable compositions comprising quaternary ammonium muscarinic receptor antagonists. The compositions are suitable for direct administration to a patient in need thereof via a nebulizer. Also provided are kits which comprise of the nebulizable composition of the invention in combination with a nebulizer. Also provided is a method of treating, preventing, or amelioration of one or more symptoms of bronchoconstrictive disorders by administering a therapeutically effective amount of the nebulizable composition of the invention via the use of a nebulizer to a patient in need thereof with minimal to no exposure of the nebulizable composition to the body surface of the patient.

Priority: US20060803309P Applic. Date: 2006-05-26

Inventor: CHAUDRY IMTIAZ A [US]


Application No.: US20070274927A1  Published: 29/Nov/2007

Title: Adherent polyol troche

Applicant/Assignee: JEFFREY T. HALEY

Application No.: 11/800381   Filing Date: 04/May/2007

Abstract:

A slow-dissolving troche with polyol molecules is disclosed. It may be an adherent troche, preferably adhered to teeth or gums or cheek with acacia gum, or a lollipop or child's pacifier. Consumers are instructed to use the troches at the end of each day and after each meal, at least four times per day to benefit oral health, particularly caries, gingivitis, periodontitis, ear infections, sinus infections, halitosis and risk of Streptococcus mutans infecting their blood from their mouths. The polyol molecules are preferably xylitol. The troches may be made with a bi-layer tablet press rounded on one side and flat on the other, preferably using acacia gum in the flat side layer for adhesion.

Priority: US20060808035P Applic. Date: 2006-05-23; US20070879846P Applic. Date: 2007-01-11; US20070887595P Applic. Date: 2007-02-22

Inventor: HALEY JEFFREY T [US]; EDWARDS STEVEN [US]


Application No.: US20070274930A1  Published: 29/Nov/2007

Title: Particulate Flavoring Composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/591570   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to particulate compositions comprising controlled release particles wherein discrete elements of flavouring-containing fat are dispersed in a gelatine matrix, said particles containing: 0.1 -40 wt %, preferably 5-30 wt % of flavouring

10 -70 wt %, preferably 20 -50 wt % of gelatine

and 0.1-1.75 wt %, preferably 5- 50 wt % of fat, the fat having a melting point of at least 35 DEG C.

and said particles having a volume weighted average diameter of 50-1500 mum. The particulate composition according to the present invention will release the flavouring comprised therein under specific conditions e.g. under the influence of shear forces, heat and/or moisture. The release rate upon consumption can be affected by varying the relative amounts of gelatine and fat and the gelling strength of the gelatine. These compositions are therefore particularly suitable for imparting longer lasting taste sensation to confectionaries, in particular chewing gums, and to toothpaste.

Priority: EP20040075741 Applic. Date: 2004-03-04; WO2005NL00160 Applic. Date: 2005-03-04

Inventor: WITTEVEEN FRANS [NL]; CAMPANILE FABIO [NL]


Application No.: US20070275064A1  Published: 29/Nov/2007

Title: Solid Tablets Composition Rapidly Dissolvable in Water or Watery Liquids and Used for Body, Skin, Hair and Oral Hygiene and Desinfection

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/753879   Filing Date: 25/May/2007

Abstract:

Compositions of solid tablets of quick dissolution in water or aqueous liquids for body or mouth cleansing, skin and hair treatment, and disinfection, wherein said tablet composition comprises from 75% to 92% of at least one disintegrating agent, from 0.5% to 9% of at least one surfactant and from 0.5% to 4% of at least one disgregating agent.

Priority: AR2006P102213 Applic. Date: 2006-05-29

Inventor: MUMOLI JOSE A [AR]


Application No.: US20070275119A1  Published: 29/Nov/2007

Title: CONFECTIONERY COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING REACTABLE INGREDIENTS

Applicant/Assignee: CADBURY ADAMS USA LLC

Application No.: 11/754514   Filing Date: 29/May/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions and comestibles containing ingredients capable of reacting with each other when consumed. More specifically, in some embodiments, the confectionery composition includes a first region including a first confectionery base and a source of calcium ions and a second region including a second confectionery base and a source of phosphate ions. Desirably, the confectionery composition is non-homogenous. The present invention also provides methods of preparing such confectionery compositions and methods of remineralizing teeth by administering such confectionery compositions to an individual.

Priority: US20060808653P Applic. Date: 2006-05-26

Inventor: LAKKIS JAMILEH [US]


Application No.: US20070275135A1  Published: 29/Nov/2007

Title: Taste sampling process and product

Applicant/Assignee: FIRST FLAVOR, INC

Application No.: 11/054668   Filing Date: 09/Feb/2005

Abstract:

A method for marketing a target product having a flavor to a consumer. A consumable film that is distinct from the target product is provided to the consumer using at least one of the following channels: a print advertisement of the target product, a direct mail advertisement of the target product, a print media insert advertising the target product, a dispenser located at a point-of-purchase of the consumer, a display located at the point-of-purchase of the consumer, a coupon for the target product, a channel for test marketing the target product, an advertisement of the target product contained within a package that includes a product different from the product, or an advertisement of the target product attached to the exterior of a package that contains a different product. The consumable film contains at least one water soluble polymer. The consumable film adheres and dissolves in the mouth of the consumer and thereby renders a likeness of the flavor of the target product to the consumer.

Priority:

Inventor: AZIZ ADNAN A [US]; KOPELMAN JOSHUA M [US]; MINKOFF JAY B [US]


Application No.: US20070275347A1  Published: 29/Nov/2007

Title: Pumping system for an oral composition

Applicant/Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V

Application No.: 10/581506   Filing Date: 09/Dec/2004

Abstract:

A pumping system for an oral composition, having selected rheological properties, useful in oral treatment. The pumping system has defined rheological characteristics to move such an oral composition from a reservoir to an outlet of the system at a given rate.

Priority: US20030528627P Applic. Date: 2003-12-11; WO2004IB52732 Applic. Date: 2004-12-09

Inventor: GRUBER PAUL [US]


Application No.: US20070275350A1  Published: 29/Nov/2007

Title: Arrangement of an Implant and/or a Unit Belonging to Said Implant, and Method for Production of the Implant and/or Unit

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/582468   Filing Date: 06/Dec/2004

Abstract:

An implant ( 5, 13 ) and/or a unit ( 9 ), e.g. spacer sleeve, belonging to said implant is/are intended to extend through a hole ( 4 ') formed in a jaw bone ( 2 ) and through soft tissue ( 3 ) belonging to the jaw bone and to comprise one or more outer layers of principally titanium dioxide. Each layer consists of crystalline titanium dioxide which largely or completely assumes the anatase phase. The invention also relates to a method for production of such a dental implant ( 5, 13 ) and/or of a unit ( 9 ) belonging to it, which has one or more outer layers of titanium dioxide. The method is an anodic oxidation method in which the part or parts bearing the outer layer(s) is/are applied to electrolyte under voltage, e.g. comprising sulfuric acid and phosphoric acid, and the voltage (U) and the dwell time of the part or parts in the electrolyte are chosen such that titanium dioxide, largely or completely assuming the crystalline anatase phase, is formed. Excellent bone guidance and soft tissue integration can be achieved in this way.

Priority: SE20030003323 Applic. Date: 2003-12-11; WO2004SE01806 Applic. Date: 2004-12-06

Inventor: HALL JAN [SE]


Application No.: US20070275962A1  Published: 29/Nov/2007

Title: Heterobicyclic Compounds as Pharmaceutically Active Agents

Applicant/Assignee: GPC BIOTECH AG

Application No.: 10/597120   Filing Date: 10/Sep/2004

Abstract:

Described are heterobicyclic compounds such as 4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[b]thiophene-3-carboxylic acid amides, 4,7-dihydro-5H-thieno[2,3-c]thiopyran 3-carboxylic acid amides, 4,7-dihydro-5H-thieno[2,3-c]pyran-3-carboxylic acid amides, or benzo[b]thiophene-3-carboxylic acid amides and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, the use of these derivatives for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of various diseases such as infectious diseases, including mycobacteriainduced infections and opportunistic diseases, prion diseases, immunological diseases, autoimmune diseases, bipolar and clinical disorders, cardiovascular diseases, cell proliferative diseases, diabetes, inflammation, transplant rejections, erectile dysfunction, neurodegenerative diseases and stroke, as well as compositions containing at least one heterobicyclic compound and/or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. Furthermore, reaction procedures for the synthesis of the heterobicyclic compound are disclosed.

Priority: EP20040012814 Applic. Date: 2004-05-28; EP20030020616 Applic. Date: 2003-09-10; EP20040004891 Applic. Date: 2004-03-02; US20030502606P Applic. Date: 2003-09-15; US20040551341P Applic. Date: 2004-03-10; US20040577043P Applic. Date: 2004-06-07; WO2004EP10161 Applic. Date: 2004-09-10

Inventor: KOUL ANIL [BE]; KLEBL BERT [DE]; MULLER GERHARD [DE]; MISSIO ANDREA [IT]; SCHWAB WILFRIED [DE]; HAFENBRADL DORIS [DE]; NEUMANN LARS [DE]; SOMMER MARC-NICOLA [DE]; MULLER STEFAN [DE]; HOPPE EDMUND [DE]; FREISLEBEN ACHIM [DE]; BACKES ALEXANDER [DE]; HARTUNG CHRISTIAN [DE]; FELBER BEATRICE [DE]; ZECH BIRGIT [DE]; ENGKVIST OLA [SE]; KERI GYORGY [HU]; ORFI LASZLO [HU]; BANHEGYI PETER [HU]; GREFF ZOLTAN [HU]; HORVATH ZOLTAN [HU]; VARGA ZOLTAN [HU]; MARKO PETER [HU]; PATO JANOS [HU]; SZABADKAI ISTVAN [HU]; SZEKELYHID ZSOLT [HU]; WACZEK FRIGYES [HU]


Application No.: US20070276042A1  Published: 29/Nov/2007

Title: PREPARATION AND UTILITY OF SUBSTITUTED CARBOXYLIC ACID COMPOUNDS

Applicant/Assignee: AUSPEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 11/752238   Filing Date: 22/May/2007

Abstract:

The present disclosure is directed to modulators of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and prodrugs thereof, the chemical synthesis thereof, and the medical use of such compounds for the treatment and/or management of the severity and duration of non-specific pain, tension-type pain, headache, migraine, lower back pain, sciatica, dental pain, muscular pain, pain associated with acute soft tissue injuries, bursitis, tendonitis, lumbago, periarthritis, tennis elbow, sprains, strains, muscular problems associated with sports injuries, muscular problems associated with accidents, period pain, primary dysmenorrhoea, acute sore throat pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, any disorder requiring analgesic response, any disorder requiring anti-inflammatory response, any disorder requiring antipyretic response, any conditions mediated by cyclooxygenase, cystic fibrosis, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and/or conditions mediated by levels of beta-amyloid are described.

Priority: US20060809107P Applic. Date: 2006-05-26; US20060841367P Applic. Date: 2006-08-30

Inventor: GANT THOMAS G [US]; SARSHAR SEPEHR [US]; WOO SOON HYUNG [US]


Application No.: US20070276059A1  Published: 29/Nov/2007

Title: Dental Compositions Containing Carbosilane Monomers

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/571944   Filing Date: 13/Jul/2005

Abstract:

Carbosilane monomers that include the following structural features: at least two Si-arylene bonds

at least one (meth)acrylate moiety

no Si-O bonds

and preferably at least two silicon atoms.

Priority: US20040587762P Applic. Date: 2004-07-14; WO2005US24826 Applic. Date: 2005-07-13

Inventor: LEWANDOWSKI KEVIN M [US]; ABUELYAMAN AHMED S [US]; GADDAM BABU N [US]; MITRA SUMITA B [US]; HOLMES BRIAN N [US]; ECKERT ADRIAN S [DE]; BISSINGER PETER [DE]


Application No.: US20070280888A1  Published: 06/Dec/2007

Title: Dental-Plaque Detection System and Dental-Plaque Detection Method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/662346   Filing Date: 06/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A dental-plaque detection system and dental-plaque detection method which are excellent in the detection accuracy of dental plaques and also capable of improving the situation to stain sites other than dental plaques (such as interdental parts and gums) are provided. The dental-plaque detection system includes a dental-plaque staining agent, which contains at least one selected from yellow pigment of beni-koji, turmeric extracts, and curcumin

and a light-emitting apparatus, which outputs light having a wavelength within a range of 250 to 500 nm to an object in the oral cavity where the dental-plaque staining agent is attached. The dental-plaque detection method includes attaching a dental-plaque staining agent, which contains at least one selected from yellow pigment of beni-koji, turmeric extracts, and curcumin onto an object in the oral cavity

and thereafter irradiating light having a wavelength within a range of 250 to 500 nm onto the object.

Priority: JP20040263879 Applic. Date: 2004-09-10; WO2005JP16342 Applic. Date: 2005-09-06

Inventor: FUJIKAWA HARUHIKO [JP]; SAITOH KOUICHI [JP]


Application No.: US20070280892A1  Published: 06/Dec/2007

Title: Mixture With Wintergreen Odor And Flavor

Applicant/Assignee: SYMRISE GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/595815   Filing Date: 12/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to a mixture of compounds having the sensory properties of winter-green, to fragrance and flavoring compositions containing said mixture and to flavored and perfumed products containing said mixture, to a method of adding a wintergreen flavor, odor or note to (non-wintergreen) flavored or perfumed products. Further the present invention relates to the use of said mixture as an enhancement, or as complete or partial replacement for methyl salicylate, in particular in chewing gum, foods, dentrifices, mouthwashes and other orally consumable products. The mixture comprises or consists of dihydroanethole, o-anisaldehyde, 1,3-dimethoxybenzene, 2'-hydroxyacetophenone, and optionally 2-methoxyacetophenone.

Priority: WO2003EP12648 Applic. Date: 2003-11-12

Inventor: KINDEL GUNTER [DE]; KRAMMER GERHARD [DE]; SURBURG HORST [DE]; LOGES HUBERT [DE]; MACHINEK ARNOLD [DE]


Application No.: US20070280893A1  Published: 06/Dec/2007

Title: Antibacterial composition to be used as a toothpaste for sanitating the oral cavity

Applicant/Assignee: BETAFARMA S.P.A

Application No.: 11/500253   Filing Date: 07/Aug/2006

Abstract:

An antibacterial composition to be used as a toothpaste for sanitating the oral cavity comprises an emulsion including an aqueous phase, in which water soluble antibacterial substances are dissolved, a powder phase and a third oil phase.

Priority: IT2006MI01091 Applic. Date: 2006-06-05

Inventor: TALLIA ETTORE [IT]


Application No.: US20070280929A1  Published: 06/Dec/2007

Title: ADJUVANT IN THE FORM OF A LIPID-MODIFIED NUCLEIC ACID

Applicant/Assignee: CUREVAC GMBH

Application No.: 11/748181   Filing Date: 14/May/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an immune-stimulating adjuvant in the form of a lipid-modified nucleic acid, optionally in combination with further adjuvants. The invention relates further to a pharmaceutical composition and to a vaccine, each containing an immune-stimulating adjuvant according to the invention, at least one active ingredient and optionally a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and/or further auxiliary substances and additives and/or further adjuvants. The present invention relates likewise to the use of the pharmaceutical composition according to the invention and of the vaccine according to the invention for the treatment of infectious diseases or cancer diseases. Likewise, the present invention includes the use of the immune-stimulating adjuvant according to the invention in the preparation of a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of cancer diseases or infectious diseases.

Priority: DE200610007433 Applic. Date: 2006-02-17; WO2006EP08321 Applic. Date: 2006-08-24

Inventor: HOERR INGMAR [DE]; KETTERER THOMAS [DE]; PASCOLO STEVE [DE]


Application No.: US20070280962A1  Published: 06/Dec/2007

Title: HBV core antigen particles with multiple immunogenic components attached via peptid ligands

Applicant/Assignee: BIOGEN IDEC MA INC

Application No.: 11/338397   Filing Date: 24/Jan/2006

Abstract:

This invention relates to hepatitis B virus ("HBV") core antigen particles that are characterized by multiple immunogen specificities. More particularly, the invention relates to HBV core antigen particles comprising immunogens, epitopes, or other related structures, crosslinked thereto by ligands which are HBV capsid-binding peptides that selectively bind to HBV core protein. Such particles may be used as delivery systems for a diverse range of immunogenic epitopes, including the HBV capsid-binding peptides, which advantageously also inhibit and interfere with HBV viral assembly by blocking the interaction between HBV core protein and HBV surface proteins. Mixtures of different immunogens and/or capsid-binding peptide ligands may be crosslinked to the same HBV core particle. Such resulting multicomponent or multivalent HBV core particles may be advantageously used in therapeutic and prophylactic vaccines and compositions, as well as in diagnostic compositions and methods using them.

Priority: US2004-872550 Applic. Date: 2004-06-21; US2003-448546 Applic. Date: 2003-05-29; US2001-873459 Applic. Date: 2001-06-04; WO1999US28755 Applic. Date: 1999-12-03; US19980110911P Applic. Date: 1998-12-04

Inventor: MURRAY KENNETH [GB]


Application No.: US20070281001A1  Published: 06/Dec/2007

Title: Cat in heat cool formula(TM)

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/444225   Filing Date: 31/May/2006

Abstract:

An added vitamins that is found in PURINA CAT CHOW(R) and KNO3 to animal food products is to provided a natural and safe formula for cats and other animals having heat cycles, due to hormones changes that need cooling by a male or by surgical sterilization, known as spading. This composition formula is therefore a potent an important object of this invention to provide a safe and natural product to ease the emotional, sexual, physical and mental needs of the pet without surgical sterilization.

Priority:

Inventor: DOUGLAS HERMAN [US]


Application No.: US20070281059A1  Published: 06/Dec/2007

Title: Carbonated beverage national school lunch meal

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/592640   Filing Date: 03/Nov/2006

Abstract:

A process for preparing, designing, making and flavoring a shelf stable carbonated beverage by taking a commercial brand name product and improving it by adding foodstuff nutrients to make it an American meal. When combined they meet the predetermined requirements of the National School Lunch Program, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Dash Eating Plan food intake requirements as defined in present invention. The beverage Said meal takes an existing commercial product, an example is a candy bar, and adds the necessary food stuff components to the candy bar such that the final product meets the food intake requirements for an of said_American meal. The method of producing a shelf stable liquid foodstuff product of the present invention comprises injecting under pressure carbon dioxide gas or a mixture of gases into said foodstuff at low temperatures. Said beverage remains shelf stable in packaging until opened.

Priority: US20060810385P Applic. Date: 2006-06-02

Inventor: SMITH LEON CURTIS [US]


Application No.: US20070281270A1  Published: 06/Dec/2007

Title: Guide Device Able to Interact with a Number of Sleeves Disposed in a Tooth Template

Applicant/Assignee: NOBEL BIOCARE AB NOBEL BIOCARE SERVICES AG

Application No.: 11/573193   Filing Date: 04/Jul/2005

Abstract:

A guide device is provided that can interact with a number of sleeves of a tooth template. The guide device can include a handle part, a support part, and a guide part. The handle part can include first and second parts. The first part can be connectable to the second part, and the second part can include a space having a variable size. The variable size of the space can be determined by the position of the first part relative to the second part. The supporting part can be sized and configured to engage the space of the handle for allowing selective positioning of the supporting part relative to the handle part. The guide part can be connectable to the supporting part with the guide part being operative to align a tool for use in the dental treatment.

Priority: SE20040001984 Applic. Date: 2004-08-05; WO2005SE01074 Applic. Date: 2005-07-04

Inventor: BRAJNOVIC IZIDOR [SE]


Application No.: US20070281279A1  Published: 06/Dec/2007

Title: Custom impression transfer coping

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/447375   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2006

Abstract:

The present invention provides a hollow cylindrical custom impression transfer coping. Such hollow cylindrical custom impression transfer coping includes a central connecting rod upstanding from the roof of the hollow cylindrical custom impression transfer coping, the central connecting rod including at least two upper retention rings defining at least one retention groove therebetween. Such hollow cylindrical custom impression transfer coping further includes a central stop rod depending from the roof of the hollow cylindrical custom impression transfer coping, the central stop rod having a curved lower edge to conform to a healing abutment with which it is adapted to be used. Such hollow cylindrical custom impression transfer coping further includes an injection port therein to enable the introduction into the volume within the hollow cylindrical custom impression transfer coping below the roof thereof, of light curable or self curing material. Such hollow cylindrical custom impression transfer coping further includes a beveled lower circumferential edge of the hollow cylindrical custom impression transfer coping to enable the hollow cylindrical custom impression transfer coping to slide under tissue.

Priority:

Inventor: CHANDER VIV [CA]


Application No.: US20070282004A1  Published: 06/Dec/2007

Title: Use of a Cyclopentenone Prostaglandin for Delaying for the Onset and/or Preventing the Continuation of Labour

Applicant/Assignee: IMPERIAL COLLEGE INNOVATIONS LIMITED

Application No.: 10/581532   Filing Date: 02/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides the use of a cyclopentenone prostaglandin in the manufacture of a medicament for delaying the onset and/or preventing the continuation of labour in a female. Preferably the cyclopentenone prostaglandin prevents and/or reduces an inflammatory response in the reproductive system of a female. Preferably, the cyclopentenone prostaglandin is 15-deoxy-Delta<12,14>-prostaglandin J2 or prostaglandin A1, or a precursor thereof. The invention further provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising cyclopentenone prostaglandin and methods of use thereof.

Priority: GB20030027975 Applic. Date: 2003-12-02; WO2004GB01380 Applic. Date: 2004-03-29; WO2004GB05087 Applic. Date: 2004-12-02

Inventor: BENNETT PHILLIP R [GB]; LINDSTROM TAMSIN [GB]


Application No.: US20070282241A1  Published: 06/Dec/2007

Title: Applicator system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/443582   Filing Date: 31/May/2006

Abstract:

An applicator system and assembly is provided with a user-friendly medical applicator device and closure cap for easy and effective application of medicine or other material. The applicator device comprises an ergonomically designed front applicator portion, a special intermediate applicator portion, and a multi-use handle.

Priority:

Inventor: SQUIRES MERYL J [US]


Application No.: US20070282252A1  Published: 06/Dec/2007

Title: Method for oral delivery of a healing substance to a target place in gastrointestinal tract of human or animals

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/650556   Filing Date: 08/Jan/2007

Abstract:

A method for oral delivery of new drugs, big molecules, proteins, and healing substances to a target place in the body, via digestive tract, using currently available technologies of mobile wireless controlled capsules with sensors.

Priority: US20060776908P Applic. Date: 2006-02-24

Inventor: STUKANOV IGOR I [CA]


Application No.: US20070283972A1  Published: 13/Dec/2007

Title: Method and system for vaporization of a substance

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/485168   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2006

Abstract:

A smoking device for generating and releasing smoking vapor free from contamination into the mouth of a user comprising a mouthpiece for providing vapor for inhalation to a user including a tubular casing containing a heater for heating a smoking substance at a substantially constant low temperature by regulating the flow of fuel by a thermal regulator and further having means for visual indication of the operation of the device.

Priority: US20050700105P Applic. Date: 2005-07-19

Inventor: MONSEES JAMES [US]; BOWEN ADAM [US]


Application No.: US20070284255A1  Published: 13/Dec/2007

Title: Wear resistant vapor deposited coating, method of coating deposition and applications therefor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/804433   Filing Date: 17/May/2007

Abstract:

A low friction top coat over a multilayer metal/ceramic bondcoat provides a conductive substrate, such as a rotary tool, with wear resistance and corrosion resistance. The top coat further provides low friction and anti-stickiness as well as high compressive stress. The high compressive stress provided by the top coat protects against degradation of the tool due to abrasion and torsional and cyclic fatigue. Substrate temperature is strictly controlled during the coating process to preserve the bulk properties of the substrate and the coating. The described coating process is particularly useful when applied to shape memory alloys.

Priority: US20060801142P Applic. Date: 2006-05-17

Inventor: GOROKHOVSKY VLADIMIR [US]; HECKERMAN BRAD B [US]


Application No.: US20070286822A1  Published: 13/Dec/2007

Title: Compounds for the Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Applicant/Assignee: ANACOR PHARMACEUTICALS INC

Application No.: 11/762038   Filing Date: 12/Jun/2007

Abstract:

Compounds, compositions and methods are provided which are useful in the treatment of periodontal disease.

Priority: US20060804504P Applic. Date: 2006-06-12; US20060823893P Applic. Date: 2006-08-29

Inventor: SANDERS VIRGINIA [US]; MAPLES KIRK R [US]; PLATTNER JACOB J [US]; BELLINGER-KAWAHARA CAROLYN [US]


Application No.: US20070286823A1  Published: 13/Dec/2007

Title: COMPOSITIONS HAVING ANTI-DENTAL CARIES FUNCTION

Applicant/Assignee: EZAKI GLICO CO., LTD

Application No.: 11/776076   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to dietary compositions and oral compositions having an anti-dental caries function. The present invention provides dietary compositions and oral compositions having an anti-dental caries functions which contain a buffering agent having a pH buffering action in the oral cavity.

Priority: JP20010056010 Applic. Date: 2001-02-28; JP20010056011 Applic. Date: 2001-02-28; US2006-381606 Applic. Date: 2006-05-04; US2003-469478 Applic. Date: 2003-12-10; WO2002JP01888 Applic. Date: 2002-02-28

Inventor: KAMASAKA HIROSHI [JP]; NISHIMURA TAKAHISA [JP]; TOO KENJI [JP]; KURIKI TAKASHI [JP]; OKADA SHIGETAKA [JP]; SAKAMOTO REIICHIRO [JP]; KIMURA TOSHIYUKI [JP]; UOTSU NOBUO [JP]


Application No.: US20070286856A1  Published: 13/Dec/2007

Title: Modulation of Hyaluronan Synthesis and Degradation in the Treatment of Disease

Applicant/Assignee: ALCHEMIA ONCOLOGY LIMITED ALCHEMIA ONCOLOGY PTY LIMITED

Application No.: 10/574903   Filing Date: 11/Oct/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides compositions and methods for modulating the expression of Hyaluronan (HA). In particular, this invention relates to compounds, which hybridize with nucleic acid molecules encoding hyaluronan synthase (HAS), particularly HAS isoforms HAS1, HAS2 and HAS3. These compounds may range in size from oligonucleotides to full length sequences. Such compounds are exemplified to modulate proliferation, such as cancer and inflammatory disorders, such as arthritis. It will be understood, however, that the compounds can be used for any other condition in which HA is involved.

Priority: AU20030905551 Applic. Date: 2003-10-10; AU20030906658 Applic. Date: 2003-12-01; WO2004AU01383 Applic. Date: 2004-10-11

Inventor: BROWN TRACEY J [AU]; BROWNLEE GARY R [AU]


Application No.: US20070287122A1  Published: 13/Dec/2007

Title: Method for Treating Residual Caries

Applicant/Assignee: CAO GROUP, INC

Application No.: 11/759784   Filing Date: 07/Jun/2007

Abstract:

The present invention is a method of treating residual caries utilizing a matched laser and dye combination. After initial preparation and excavation of a caries site, a dye is flooded into the site which stains areas of residual caries. A laser with a complimentary wavelength is then used to ablate stained areas. Since healthy dental tissue will not receive the dye and allow staining, diseased tissue will be the only tissue that is stained, not only providing a visual indicator, but also providing a more efficient surface to receive laser energy and allow for more efficient ablation of the compromised tissue. According to the method, the dye may contain and enhancing, oxidizing compound or an anesthetic, and surrounding tissues may be protected by the use of substances opaque to the radiant energy. Indocyanine green has shown particular effectiveness as a dye in this and related methods.

Priority: US2006-423424 Applic. Date: 2006-06-09

Inventor: JENSEN STEVEN D [US]


Application No.: US20070287124A1  Published: 13/Dec/2007

Title: System to assist in explaining condition of periodontal disease

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/441957   Filing Date: 26/May/2006

Abstract:

An image of intraoral bacteria captured under a phase-contrast microscope and an intraoral image taken with a digital camera are recorded and played back to show the patient those images. The present invention shows improvements in this procedure, such as that (1) the phase-contrast microscope is equipped with a camera of a digital output type, (2) the image of intraoral bacteria and the intraoral image are associated with each other, and (3) at least the intraoral image can be edited.

Priority:

Inventor: YAMAMOTO HIDEHIKO [JP]; IKEDA TAKEO [JP]; TAGUCHI SHOJI [JP]


Application No.: US20070287717A1  Published: 13/Dec/2007

Title: Thienopyrimidines useful as modulators of ion channels

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/811909   Filing Date: 12/Jun/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compounds useful as inhibitors of ion channels. The invention also provides pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising the compounds of the invention and methods of using the compositions in the treatment of various disorders.

Priority: US20060812765P Applic. Date: 2006-06-12

Inventor: FANNING LEV T [US]; JOSHI PRAMOD [US]; KRENITSKY PAUL [US]; TERMIN ANDREAS [US]; WILSON DEAN [US]; ZHANG YULIAN [US]


Application No.: US20070287728A1  Published: 13/Dec/2007

Title: Novel Naphthyl Substituted Azabicyclo Derivatives and Their Use as Monomine Neurotransmitter Re-Uptake Inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: NEUROSEARCH A/S

Application No.: 11/667316   Filing Date: 16/Dec/2005

Abstract:

This invention relates to novel naphthyl substituted azabicyclo derivatives useful as monoamine neurotransmitter re-uptake inhibitors. In other aspects the invention relates to the use of these compounds in a method for therapy and to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds of the invention.

Priority: DK20040001984 Applic. Date: 2004-12-22; US20040637735P Applic. Date: 2004-12-22; WO2005EP56846 Applic. Date: 2005-12-16

Inventor: PETERS DAN [DK]; OLSEN GUNNAR [DK]; NIELSEN ELSEBET O [DK]


Application No.: US20070287764A1  Published: 13/Dec/2007

Title: Photoinitiator systems with anthracene-based electron donors for curing cationically polymerizable resins

Applicant/Assignee: CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY 3M CENTER 3M ESPE AG

Application No.: 11/893457   Filing Date: 16/Aug/2007

Abstract:

The invention features a photopolymerizable composition that comprises a cationically polymerizable resin, and a photoinitiator system comprising an iodonium salt, a visible light sensitizer, and one or more anthracene-based compounds as electron donors. Electron donor combinations used in the invention include multiple substituted anthracene compounds or a combination of at least one substituted anthracene compound with unsubstituted anthracene.

Priority: US2003-719598 Applic. Date: 2003-11-21

Inventor: OXMAN JOEL D [US]; DEDE KARSTEN [DE]; DYKSTRA CRAIG A [US]; RUSSELL VICTORIA A [US]; THALACKER CHRISTOPH [DE]; WEINMANN WOLFGANG [DE]


Application No.: US20070287882A1  Published: 13/Dec/2007

Title: Method and device for mood improvement

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/807428   Filing Date: 29/May/2007

Abstract:

The present invention provides a method for alleviating negative moods by physically raising the lateral ends of the lips to signal their facial muscles of an elevated position, which information is then conveyed through the nervous system to positivistic centers in the brain, thereby inducing an improved psychodynamic. Various means utilizing noninjurious and nontoxic materials for achieving this effect include hooks that lift the opposing corners of the lips, and are attached to an adjustable headband or earpieces, alternatively a semirigid rod which curves upward, fitting inside the lower lip, with saddles at its ends for elevating the lateral extremities of the lips, additionally a flexible lower tooth covering with upwardly protruding spurs on either side to attain the same purpose. Not an exerciser for the mouth, facial muscles, or neck, this device in its several configurations is contraindicated as a diagnostic or therapeutic aid, without the intent of medical application.

Priority: US20060809571P Applic. Date: 2006-06-01

Inventor: LOGAN BRENT E [US]


Application No.: US20070289260A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: Wrapping Device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/850328   Filing Date: 05/Sep/2007

Abstract:

A device for wrapping an article, the device comprising a first feeder for a first sheet of plastics film, a second feeder for a second sheet of plastics film, a carriage for positioning the article between the first and second sheets of plastics film and a sealing mechanism for sealing the first and second sheets of plastics film together adjacent the periphery of the article.

Priority: AU2001PR07064 Applic. Date: 2001-08-16; US2004-487015 Applic. Date: 2004-02-17; WO2002AU01108 Applic. Date: 2002-08-16

Inventor: CHRISOSTOMIDIS ANGELO L [AU]


Application No.: US20070292198A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: TOOTHBRUSH WITH DENTIFRICE DISPENSER

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/424652   Filing Date: 16/Jun/2006

Abstract:

A cleaning brush with a dispenser for cleaning product is described. The cleaning product is stored in a cavity, and is dispensed by pressing on a flexible membrane on one side of the cavity. When thus depressed, the cleaning product is extruded through holes in the head into the region of the bases of bristles on the front side of the brush. The toothbrush is ergonomically shaped in a concave spoon like shape to fit a user's hand more comfortably. The brush may include a cover which has a general appearance of a fountain pen to facilitate an in obtrusive carrying of the brush.

Priority:

Inventor: FRAZELL DALE M [US]


Application No.: US20070292359A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: Polypropylene glycol foamable vehicle and pharmaceutical compositions thereof

Applicant/Assignee: FOAMIX LTD

Application No.: 11/811140   Filing Date: 07/Jun/2007

Abstract:

The present invention teaches a foamable pharmaceutical carrier comprising polypropylene glycol (PPG) alkyl ether, a surface-active agent water and a liquefied hydrocarbon gas propellant

and pharmaceutical compositions thereof. The present invention further teaches a foamable pharmaceutical carrier comprising polypropylene glycol (PPG) alkyl ether, a surface-active agent, and a liquefied hydrocarbon gas propellant

and pharmaceutical compositions thereof.

Priority: IL20020152486 Applic. Date: 2002-10-25; US2006-481596 Applic. Date: 2006-07-06; US2004-911367 Applic. Date: 2004-08-04; US2005-532618 Applic. Date: 2005-12-22; WO2003IB05527 Applic. Date: 2003-10-24; US2006-488989 Applic. Date: 2006-07-19; US2004-835505 Applic. Date: 2004-04-28; US2004-922358 Applic. Date: 2004-08-20; US2005-124676 Applic. Date: 2005-05-09; US2007-717897 Applic. Date: 2007-03-13; US2005-078902 Applic. Date: 2005-03-11; US20030492385P Applic. Date: 2003-08-04; US20030530015P Applic. Date: 2003-12-16; US20030497648P Applic. Date: 2003-08-25; US20050696878P Applic. Date: 2005-07-06; US20050700702P Applic. Date: 2005-07-19; US20020429546P Applic. Date: 2002-11-29; US20060781868P Applic. Date: 2006-03-13; US20070897638P Applic. Date: 2007-01-26; US20070899176P Applic. Date: 2007-02-02; US20060811627P Applic. Date: 2006-06-07

Inventor: FRIEDMAN DORON [IL]; TAMARKIN DOV [IL]; FEIMAN NAOMI [IL]; SCHUZ DAVID [IL]; BERMAN TAL [IL]


Application No.: US20070292360A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: Process and composition for oral hygiene

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/107060   Filing Date: 15/Apr/2005

Abstract:

A composition for oral hygiene which is anti-plaque and treats gingivitis. The composition contains a monobasic iodide salt to provide at least 30 ppm of available iodine. The composition includes an oxidizing agent, an organic acid and a buffer. There is also provided a method of treating gingivitis and the removal of biofilm.

Priority:

Inventor: SIEGEL PHYLLIS [US]; BHATT BAKUL [US]


Application No.: US20070292361A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: Encapsulation compositions

Applicant/Assignee: GIVAUDAN S.A

Application No.: 11/811819   Filing Date: 12/Jun/2007

Abstract:

Microcapsules having hydrogel walls and a content, the content including a flavour or fragrance active and a solvent therefor, the solvent having a Clog P>5, the solvent being present in such a proportion that the active in solution has a calculated base-ten logarithm of the partition coefficient between the solvent and an continuous aqueous phase containing 1.5% by weight anionic surfactant of at least 1.7. The capsules are useful in providing actives in high surfactant compositions, such as toothpastes and tooth-gels, in which the proportion of active remaining in the capsules on storage is appreciably higher than that achievable by conventional encapsulation techniques.

Priority: US20060813317P Applic. Date: 2006-06-13

Inventor: VIRGALLITO TERESA T [US]; WIELAND ROBERT B [US]; CHANEY MICHAEL [US]


Application No.: US20070292369A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: METHOD FOR PREVENTING AND REDUCING TARTAR BUILDUP

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/749104   Filing Date: 15/May/2007

Abstract:

A method of reducing tartar on a surface includes providing a composition including at least one active ingredient for reducing tartar, which composition may be provided in a container. The composition is configured to maintain the active ingredient in contact with the surface for an extended time. The composition may have a viscosity greater than about 20,000 cp and/or may include at least one thickener and/or additive. The method also includes applying the composition to the surface and allowing the composition to remain in contact with the surface for an extended time.

Priority: US20060800918P Applic. Date: 2006-05-15; US20060800638P Applic. Date: 2006-05-15; US20060800631P Applic. Date: 2006-05-15

Inventor: CLAROT TIM [US]; MISKEWITZ REGINA [US]


Application No.: US20070292458A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: Dentifrice Compositions Containing Zeolites

Applicant/Assignee: INEOS SILICAS LIMITED

Application No.: 10/584209   Filing Date: 05/Jan/2005

Abstract:

A dentifrice composition comprises a crystalline aluminosilicate as a cleaning agent having an average crystallite size below 0.2 mum. The aluminosilicate may be a P zeolite having a crystallite size below 0.1 mum and agglomerate sizes below 2.5 mum, even when dried to a moisture content below 20% by weight. A different crystalline aluminosilicate may also be present as a cleaning booster.

Priority: GB20040000408 Applic. Date: 2004-01-09; WO2005GB00004 Applic. Date: 2005-01-05

Inventor: STANIER PETER W [GB]; ARAYA ABRAHAM [GB]; MCKEOWN IAM P [GB]


Application No.: US20070292502A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: Chitosan-Embedded or Encapsulated Capsule

Applicant/Assignee: LYTONE ENTERPRISE INC

Application No.: 10/593670   Filing Date: 23/Mar/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a chitosan-embedded or encapsulated capsule, which comprises a chitosan content which is chitosan, a salt thereof, or a derivative thereof, and an edible gum embedding or encapsulating the content.

Priority: WO2004US08768 Applic. Date: 2004-03-23

Inventor: CHANG WILLIAM T [TW]; CHEN JAMES H [TW]


Application No.: US20070292542A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: Flaxseeds for Body Weight Management

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/579794   Filing Date: 10/May/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to methods for reducing fat uptake in the gastrointestinal tract of a mammal in order to prevent a positive energy balance, weight gain, overweight and obesity, and to induce a negative energy balance and weight loss in subjects who wish to reduce their body weight. In particular, food and/or beverage ingredients and dietary supplements of the present invention comprises flaxseeds useful for increasing faeca fat excretion from the gastrointestinal tract.

Priority: DK20040000742 Applic. Date: 2004-05-10; US20040569252P Applic. Date: 2004-05-10; WO2005DK00314 Applic. Date: 2005-05-10

Inventor: ASTRUP ARNE V [DK]; TETENS INGE [DK]; THOMSEN AGNETE D [DK]


Application No.: US20070292597A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: Process for the preparation of colored blanks and dental shaped parts

Applicant/Assignee: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG

Application No.: 11/802053   Filing Date: 18/May/2007

Abstract:

The invention relates to compositions based on ZrO2, and single- and multi-colored blanks made from oxide ceramics, and a process for their preparation, in which oxide ceramic powder is coated with a coloring substance, the coated powders are preferably graded and at least one colored powder is filled into a compression mould, the colored powder or powders are compressed to produce a shaped body, and the compressed shaped body is sintered to produce a blank, and to the use of these blanks for the preparation of dental restorations.

Priority: EP20060120608 Applic. Date: 2006-09-13; EP20070004776 Applic. Date: 2007-03-08; DE200610024065 Applic. Date: 2006-05-23

Inventor: RITZBERGER CHRISTIAN [AT]; APEL ELKE [CH]; HOLAND WOLFRAM [LI]; ROTHBRUST FRANK [AT]; KERSCHBAUMER HARALD [AT]; RHEINBERGER VOLKER M [LI]


Application No.: US20070292676A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: Microcapsules Loaded with Active Ingredients and a Method for Their Preparation

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/566369   Filing Date: 01/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to microcapsules having a core material encapsulated within a microcapsular shell, the core material comprises at least one active ingredient, wherein the microcapsular shell comprises at least one inorganic polymer comprising polymerized precursors obtained by in-situ polymerization of the precursors

wherein the concentration of the core material based total weight of the microcapsules is above 95% w/w. The invention further relates to a composition and to a suspension comprising the microcapsules. The invention additionally relates to a process for preparing the microcapsules.

Priority: US20030491295P Applic. Date: 2003-07-31; WO2004IL00702 Applic. Date: 2004-08-01

Inventor: NAIGERTSIK OLEG [IL]; ROTHSCHILD SOREL [IL]; ROTTMAN CLAUDIO [IL]


Application No.: US20070292821A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: Dental Prostheses

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/661218   Filing Date: 21/Apr/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a prosthetic assembly comprising two or more dental prostheses, wherein said prostheses are adjacently connected, and the assembly is pre-shaped to fit the teeth of a subject. It further relates to a dental appliance comprising one or more prosthetic assemblies and a trough wherein said trough corresponds to an improved dental arch. It also relates to methods for the manufacture of an appliance and a method of fitting an appliance. Furthermore, the present invention concerns temporary denture for surrounding a patient's teeth and gums.

Priority: EP20040447194 Applic. Date: 2004-08-25; WO2005EP04285 Applic. Date: 2005-04-21

Inventor: DE VREESE GUY M [BE]


Application No.: US20070293515A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: 1,3-Disubstituted Heteroaryl Nmda/Nr2b Antagonists

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/659454   Filing Date: 29/Jul/2005

Abstract:

Compounds represented by Formula I: (wherein A, B, D, P, Q, R<1>, R<2>, R<3>, W and Y are described herein) or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, are effective as NMDA/NR2B antagonists useful for treating neurological conditions such as, for example, pain, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, depression, anxiety, ischemic brain injury including stroke, and other conditions.

Priority: US20040598521P Applic. Date: 2004-08-03; WO2005US27160 Applic. Date: 2005-07-29

Inventor: LAYTON MARK E [US]; RODZINAK KEVIN J [US]; KELLY MICHAEL J III [US]; SANDERSON PHILIP E [US]


Application No.: US20070293531A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: Muscarinic Acetycholine Receptor Antagonists

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/573097   Filing Date: 05/Aug/2005

Abstract:

Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Antagonists and methods of using them are provided.

Priority: US20040600538P Applic. Date: 2004-08-05; WO2005US27958 Applic. Date: 2005-08-05

Inventor: BUSCH-PETERSEN JAKOB [US]; DAVIS RODERICK S [US]; LAINE DRAMANE I [US]; NEIPP CHRISTOPHER E [US]; PALOVICH MICHAEL R [US]


Application No.: US20070293587A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: Combating sinus, throat, and blood infections with xylitol delivered in the mouth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/895441   Filing Date: 24/Aug/2007

Abstract:

A method of suppressing bacteria that cause infections of the throat, sinuses, heart and arteries, and joints (arthritis) by delivering xylitol in a human mouth. The method is effective with troches of pure xylitol or with xylitol chewing gum or liquid, provided sufficient quantities of xylitol are delivered. Streptococcus mutans and Staphylococcus aureus in the blood are important contributors to plaque in arteries and on heart valves and bacterial arthritis. For people whose blood is not already infected with significant levels of these bacteria, every day use of xylitol sufficient to suppress these bacteria in the oral cavity will reduce their risk of subsequent cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and sinus infections. Strep throat is a common throat infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Frequent bathing with xylitol, such as from time release in the mouth, will speed recovery from strep throat.

Priority: US20070887595P Applic. Date: 2007-02-22; US2007-800381 Applic. Date: 2007-05-04; US20060808035P Applic. Date: 2006-05-23; US20070879846P Applic. Date: 2007-01-11

Inventor: HALEY JEFFREY T [US]


Application No.: US20070293598A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: Method and composition for adhering to tooth structure

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/700461   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2007

Abstract:

A dental adhesive composition has an adhesive component and an activator component. The adhesive composition has a volatile organic solvent component, one or more polymerizable (meth)acrylate compounds optionally containing fillers, and a polymerization photoinitiator. The adhesive component may also be a substantially homogeneous mixture of one or more polymerizable (meth)acrylate compounds and an effective amount of a photoinitiator, without a solvent. The activator component includes an aromatic sulfinate salt and an activator component solvent. A method for adhering a restorative to a dental surface includes preparing the surface for restoration

applying a mixture of an adhesive component and an activator component to the prepared cavity, thereby forming a coated cavity surface

and, applying a direct or indirect dental restorative to the coated cavity surface.

Priority: US2004-945453 Applic. Date: 2004-09-20; US1998-107913 Applic. Date: 1998-06-30

Inventor: SANG JUNJIE [US]; HAMMESFAHR PAUL D [US]


Application No.: US20070293599A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: Dental Cement Composition

Applicant/Assignee: UM DENTAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/555610   Filing Date: 14/Apr/2004

Abstract:

A dental cement composition comprising an organic polymer and an inorganic powder including a polyvalent metal compound. The polymer comprises a unit (A) containing a (substituted) carboxyl group represented by a formula (I), and a unit (B) containing a (substituted) carbamoyl group represented by a formula (II). A sum of the units (A) and (B) accounts for at least 20 mol % of all units that form the organic polymer and a ratio of the unit (A)/unit (B) in the organic polymer is within a range from 0.6/1.0 to 1.0/0.6. When the quantity of the unit (A) or (B) having a smaller quantity than the other unit within the polymer is deemed 100 mol %, then in at least 70 mol % of the unit (A) or (B), carbons bonded to the (substituted) carboxyl group in the unit (A) and the (substituted) carbamoyl group in the unit (B) are either directly adjacent, or bonded together via a methylene group or ethylene group. (In formula (I), n represents either 0 or 1, X represents a hydrogen atom, -NH4, or 1/mM (wherein, M is a metal atom selected from the group consisting of alkali metals, alkali earth metals, transition metals, Zn and Cd, and m represents a valency of the metal), and R<1 >represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group.) (In formula (II), n represents either 0 or 1, R<2 >represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and R<3 >represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, alkenyl group, aralkyl group or phosphonoxyalkyl group of 1 to 18 carbon atoms.)

Priority: JP20030128982 Applic. Date: 2003-05-07; WO2004JP05331 Applic. Date: 2004-04-14

Inventor: UEYAMA NORIKAZU [JP]; MOHRI HIROSHI [JP]


Application No.: US20070293642A1  Published: 20/Dec/2007

Title: One-Part Self-Etching, Self-Priming Dental Adhesive Composition

Applicant/Assignee: DENTSPLY DE TREY GMBH

Application No.: 10/596747   Filing Date: 15/Dec/2004

Abstract:

One-part self-etching, self-priming dental adhesive composition having a pH of at most 2, which comprises (a) a polymerizable acidic phosphoric acid ester monomer (b) one or more polymerizable acidic monomers (c) a polymerizable N-substituted alkylacrylic or acrylic acid amide monomer

(d) optionally an organic and/or inorganic acid

(e) an organic water soluble solvent and/or water

and (f) polymerization initiator, inhibitor and stabilizer.

Priority: EP20030029824 Applic. Date: 2003-12-23; WO2004EP14307 Applic. Date: 2004-12-15

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


Application No.: US20070294798A1  Published: 27/Dec/2007

Title: Wrist-napkin (wrist-nap)

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/820711   Filing Date: 20/Jun/2007

Abstract:

The wrist-nap or wrist-napkin was invented to make it easier to wipe your mouth when holding hand held food and prevent the user from having to set food down, wipe hands with a napkin and then secondly wipe face and mouth. The wrist-nap allows user to skip the step of having to set down food to wipe mouth and enables user to wipe mouth on wrist-napkin while still holding food in hands. User can wipe mouth, talk, laugh and enjoy dining experience without having to put hand held food down, and dispose of wrist-napkin when through eating.

Priority: US20060815641P Applic. Date: 2006-06-22

Inventor: YORK CHRISTAN E [US]; SWEATMAN MICHAEL L [US]


Application No.: US20070295334A1  Published: 27/Dec/2007

Title: Virucidal/germicidal mask

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/732047   Filing Date: 02/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The present invention provides a mask, suitable for wearing, that inhibits the passage of viruses and germs there through. Briefly, the mask comprises a number of individual layers. Each of these layers is treated with a compound designed to destroy viruses and germs, thus retarding the passage of viruses and germs to the next layer, and ultimately to the user. In one embodiment, a layer of acidic material and a separate layer of basic material are utilized in a form suitable to be placed over the user's nose and mouth.

Priority: US20060789484P Applic. Date: 2006-04-05

Inventor: NONOMURA ARTHUR M [US]


Application No.: US20070295354A1  Published: 27/Dec/2007

Title: Kit for Dental Cleaning

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/667558   Filing Date: 17/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A kit for dental cleaning, comprising a toothpaste dispenser, provided with at least one opening for dispensing toothpaste and with at least one hollow receptacle arranged proximate to the opening, and at least one toothbrush provided with a handle for supporting a bristly head

the toothbrush is suitable to be arranged so that the head is protected at the receptacle and so that a portion of the handle faces the opening in order to close it.

Priority: IT2004MO00301 Applic. Date: 2004-11-19; WO2005IB03430 Applic. Date: 2005-11-17

Inventor: COSTA SERGIO [IT]


Application No.: US20070295594A1  Published: 27/Dec/2007

Title: Method and Apparatus for Microwave Assisted High Throughput High Pressure Chemical Synthesis

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/853110   Filing Date: 11/Sep/2007

Abstract:

A method and associated instrument are disclosed for increasing the sequential rate at which a series of microwave assisted chemical reactions that potentially generate high pressure can be carried out. The method includes the steps of opening a pressure-resistant valve on a microwave-transparent pressure-resistant vessel to define a unpressurized pathway through the valve into the vessel, inserting a tube through the pathway in the valve and into the vessel, transferring at least one composition into the vessel through the tube, removing the tube from the vessel and from the pathway in the valve, closing the valve to seal the vessel against pressure release, and exposing the vessel and its contents to microwave radiation. The instrument includes a source of microwave radiation, a cavity in microwave communication with the source, an attenuator that forms at least a portion of the cavity, a pressure-resistant microwave-transparent reaction vessel having portions in the cavity and portions in the attenuator, a pressure-resistant valve on the mouth of the vessel, a reciprocating tube for passing through the valve and into the vessel when the valve is open, and means for mechanically inserting and retracting the tube through the valve and into the vessel when the vessel is in the cavity and the attenuator.

Priority: US2003-707376 Applic. Date: 2003-12-09

Inventor: HARGETT WYATT P JR [US]; THOMAS JAMES E [US]


Application No.: US20070297993A1  Published: 27/Dec/2007

Title: Novel Use of Nonenolide

Applicant/Assignee: SYMRISE GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 11/736821   Filing Date: 18/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use of nonenolide for imparting, modifying and/or intensifying one or more smell or flavour impressions from the group consisting of hay, coumarin, lactone and richness in the mouth.

Priority: US20060792944P Applic. Date: 2006-04-19

Inventor: KINDEL GUNTER [DE]; VOSSING TOBIAS [DE]; LOOFT JAN [DE]; WOHRLE INGO [DE]; LAGES RITA [DE]; LOGES HUBERT [DE]


Application No.: US20070298006A1  Published: 27/Dec/2007

Title: Dendritic Polymers With Enhanced Amplification and Interior Functionality

Applicant/Assignee: DENDRITIC NANOTECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 11/630044   Filing Date: 21/Dec/2005

Abstract:

Dendritic polymers with enhanced amplification and interior functionality are disclosed. These dendritic polymers are made by use of fast, reactive ring-opening chemistry (or other fast reactions) combined with the use of branch cell reagents in a controlled way to rapidly and precisely build dendritic structures, generation by generation, with cleaner chemistry, often single products, lower excesses of reagents, lower levels of dilution, higher capacity method, more easily scaled to commercial dimensions, new ranges of materials, and lower cost. The dendritic compositions prepared have novel internal functionality, greater stability (e.g., thermal stability and less or no reverse Michael's reaction), and reach encapsulation surface densities at lower generations. Unexpectedly, these reactions of polyfunctional branch cell reagents with polyfunctional cores do not create cross-linked materials. Such dendritic polymers are useful as demulsifiers for oil/water emulsions, wet strength agents in the manufacture of paper, proton scavengers, polymers, nanoscale monomers, calibration standards for electron microscopy, making size selective membranes, and agents for modifying viscosity in aqueous formulations such as paint. When these dendritic polymers have a carried material associated with their surface and/or interior, then these dendritic polymers have additional properties for carrying materials due to the unique characteristics of the dendritic polymer, such as for drug delivery, transfection, and diagnostics.

Priority: WO2005US47635 Applic. Date: 2005-12-21

Inventor: TOMALIA DONALD A [US]; SWANSON DOUGLAS R [US]; HUANG BAOHUA [US]; PULGAM VEERA R [US]; SVENSON SONKE [US]; REYNA LORI A [US]; ZHURAVEL MICHAEL A [US]; CHAUHAN ABHAY S [US]; DEMATTEI CORDELL R [US]; HEINZELMANN JOSEPH R [US]


Application No.: US20070298032A1  Published: 27/Dec/2007

Title: Proteins Involved In Quorum Sensing

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF KENT

Application No.: 10/577124   Filing Date: 10/Nov/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a method of regulating quorum sensing in bacteria by modulating the activation of LuxR or a homologue thereof. Such modulation generally occurs when the bacteria are in the pre-quorate or quorate stage and may be achieved by targeting antibodies to LuxR or a homologue thereof.

Priority: GB20030026192 Applic. Date: 2003-11-10; WO2004GB04775 Applic. Date: 2004-11-10

Inventor: ROBINSON GARY [GB]; RISING HANNAH [GB]


Application No.: US20070298060A1  Published: 27/Dec/2007

Title: METHOD FOR DEPLETION OF CARIES-CAUSING BACTERIA IN THE ORAL CAVITY

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Application No.: 11/760626   Filing Date: 08/Jun/2007

Abstract:

Herein is provided a method for treating or preventing caries by applying a caries-causing agent removal device, a device capable of selectively and preferentially binding the caries-causing agent compare with other surrounding non-cariogenic organisms. There is also provided a set of compounds for formulating the device thereof. Exemplary compounds include glycosidic polymers such as Sephadex(R). Specific examples of a device of the present invention include candy, chewing gums, mouthwash, and toothpaste

Priority: US20060812240P Applic. Date: 2006-06-09

Inventor: GOODMAN STEVEN D [US]; DOWNEY JENNIFER S [US]


Application No.: US20070298380A1  Published: 27/Dec/2007

Title: Dental treatment devices adapted for improved lingual side adhesion

Applicant/Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/474759   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2006

Abstract:

Dental treatment devices in the shape of a dental tray, strip or patch include a barrier layer, a dental treatment composition, and an adhesive composition near a lingual rim of the barrier layer in order to better maintain the barrier layer adjacent to lingual tooth surfaces. The barrier layer protects the treatment and protective adhesive compositions from saliva or moisture during use. The dental treatment composition is positioned so as to contact a person's labial and lingual tooth surfaces when the treatment device is in use. The adhesive composition overcomes disruptive mechanical forces that are caused by a person's tongue while the barrier layer is positioned over the person's teeth. The treatment composition and adhesive composition preferably include a hydrophilic tissue adhesion polymer.

Priority:

Inventor: ALLRED PETER M [US]


Application No.: US20070299092A1  Published: 27/Dec/2007

Title: Quinone Substituted Quinazoline and Quinoline Kinase Inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: WYETH

Application No.: 11/569306   Filing Date: 11/May/2005

Abstract:

The present invention provides for compounds with the general formula: A compound of formula (1) having the structure (1) wherein Z is a radical selected from the group (a), (b), or (c) as well as methods and compositions containing these compounds useful for treatment of diseases that are characterized, at least in part, by excessive, abnormal, or inappropriate angiogenesis. These disease states, include but are not limited to, cancer, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and rheumatoid arthritis. These compounds inhibit angiogenesis by inhibiting a tyrosine kinase receptor enzyme, specifically KDR, and binding to the KDR in an irreversible manner.

Priority: US20040573251P Applic. Date: 2004-05-20; WO2005US16800 Applic. Date: 2005-05-11

Inventor: FLOYD JR MIDDLETON B [US]; NITTOLI THOMAS [US]; WISSNER ALLAN [US]; DUSHIN RUSSELL G [US]; NILAKANTAN RAMASWAMY [US]; INGALLS CHARLES [US]; FRASER HEIDI L [US]; JOHNSON BERNARD D [US]


Application No.: US20070299386A1  Published: 27/Dec/2007

Title: Delivery of an ocular agent using iontophoresis

Applicant/Assignee: MINU, L.L.C

Application No.: 11/462499   Filing Date: 04/Aug/2006

Abstract:

A method and apparatus for delivering an agent to structures of the eye using iontophoresis applied through the eyelid of a patient. A drug is introduced into the eye. A first electrode is in electrical communication with the eyelid and a second electrode is positioned in relation to the first electrode. The electrodes are energized to generate a current between the electrodes and through the eye that facilitates the selective dissemination of the agent throughout the eye. An apparatus for such iontophoresis administration includes a housing having an inner surface adapted to be in electrical communication with the eyelid. The first electrode is positioned in the housing and in electrical communication with at least a portion of the inner surface. The housing may also include a reservoir for holding an agent for introduction into the eye through the eyelid.

Priority: US20060805638P Applic. Date: 2006-06-23

Inventor: PEYMAN GHOLAM A [US]


Application No.: US20070299535A1  Published: 27/Dec/2007

Title: COATED ENOSSAL IMPLANT

Applicant/Assignee: BIOMED EST

Application No.: 11/768398   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2007

Abstract:

The invention is an enossal implant with a coating that accelerates the healing-in process and counteracts demineralization of the bone when the cavities that are necessary for insertion of the implant are made. The invention elevates the osmotic pressure in the immediate vicinity of a freshly inserted implant so as to compensate quickly for the loss of salts and minerals of the chemical compounds and minerals contained in the bone and the bone fluid when the cavity is made. The surface of the implant may be, for example, coated with a dry crust of soluble NaCl crystals, which dissolves gradually after the insertion.

Priority: DE200620018188U Applic. Date: 2006-11-29; DE200620010202U Applic. Date: 2006-06-27

Inventor: IHDE STEFAN [CH]

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LIST OF US PATENT APPLICATIONS IN ORAL CARE FORMULATIONS PUBLISHED IN 2007
This list includes Provisional Patent Applications published in the United States. The list was retrieved by using a refined search strategy on the claims section of all patent applications.
Salient search terms included oral care formulations and compositions for tooth cleaning and whitening; denture and dental prosthesis care; caries, calculus, stains and plaque prevention,
reduction and removal of plaque; dental adhesives, dental polymers, cement curing; polymer UV curing, cavity fillers, disinfectants, bleaching; oral hygiene and devices, etc.
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