PCT - World Oral Care Formulation Patents Published in 2007

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PCT - WORLD PATENTS IN ORAL CARE PUBLISHED IN 2007


DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM

(WO2007149439) 27.12.2007 A61M 31/00 MONTEREY DEVICES, INC.
System for the delivery of drugs from sealed cartridges provide, for versatile and convenient delivery of the drugs. The system can be designed to deliver drugs from a plurality of cartridges with delivery through a manifold that connects to the plurality of cartridges. In some embodiments, the system mediates the heating of the drug such that it can be delivered at a temperature more closely approximating body temperature. In some embodiments, the composition of one cartridge is used to adjust the pH of the composition of the resulting mixture to achieve a desirable blended drug. The systems and procedures are particularly advantageous for the delivery of dental anesthetics.
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DENTAL TREATMENT COMPOSITION WITH INCREASED BLEACHING EFFECT

(WO2007147815) 27.12.2007 A61K 8/22 HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN
The invention relates to compositions, in particular oral and dental treatment compositions, and also washing and cleaning compositions which comprise at least one phosphonic acid or salt thereof, at least one peroxide-containing compound, and optionally bleach activators and/or bleach catalysts.
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DEVICE FOR THE SUBMENTAL ELECTROSTIMULATION OF THE SUPRAHYOIDAL MUSCULATURE

(WO2007147393) 27.12.2007 A61N 1/05 FRANKENHAUSER, Armin
The invention relates to a device (1) for the electrostimulation of the palate, tongue or mouth floor musculature, said device comprising an electrode (3) which leaves a strip of the tongue bare when applied. The aim of the invention is to reduce the cost of the production and handling of the device (1) and to increase the comfort and well-being of the user. To this end, the electrode (3) consists of an electroconductive plastic. The lower side of the electrode (3), facing the mouth floor (5), is adapted to the contour of the mouth floor and comprises two mirror- symmetrical areas (7, 8) which are interconnected by means of a holding element (6) and electrically insulated from each other. The two areas (7, 8) of the electrode (3) are respect...
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DENTURE CLEANSER COMPOSITION

(WO2007147047) 21.12.2007 C11D 3/39 LONGO, JR., James J.
A solid denture cleaning composition that when dissolved into water produces an acidic solution for the dissolution and subsequent removal of dental deposits such as tartar and calculus present on contaminated dental prosthesis. The preferred composition contains an effective bleaching agent achieved by the incorporation of a hydrogen peroxide/Plasdone linear vinyl pyrrolidone homopolymer. The resulting formula provides a mild bleaching composition, devoid of per-acid salts, per-acids and chlorinating compounds. The formulation is an effective denture cleaner for stubborn stains and contaminants.
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COLLAGEN CROSS-LINKING AGENTS ON DENTAL RESTORATIVE TREATMENT AND PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

(WO2007146841) 21.12.2007 A61K 31/352 THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
The invention relates to the development of compositions and methods for increasing the amount of collagen cross-linking in a mammalian tissue. A typical composition as described herein includes at least one cross-linking agent such as a bioflavonoid compound (e.g., proanthocyanidin), a grape seed extract, a Casein Phosphopeptide-amorphous Calcium Phosphate, or an iridoid compound (e.g., genipin) in an amount effective for increasing collagen cross-linking in the mammalian tissue in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. A typical method for increasing the amount of collagen cross-linking in dentin in a mammalian tooth includes the steps of preparing the surface of the tooth to be treated; and applying a composition including at least one o...
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ANTIMICROBIAL DENTAL APPLIANCES INCLUDING MOUTHGUARDS AND MOUTHPIECES

(WO2007145688) 21.12.2007 A61C 7/08 MASON, Richard
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.
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ORAL STAIN REMOVER AND ORAL COMPOSITION

(WO2007145287) 21.12.2007 A61K 8/24 MANDOM CORPORATION
Disclosed are: a stain remover which can remove a stain or a dental plaque effectively without the need of brushing the surface of a teeth with a teeth brush; and an oral composition comprising the stain remover. Specifically disclosed are: an oral stain remover comprising an ultraphosphate salt; and an oral composition comprising the stain remover.
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ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITION

(WO2007144613) 21.12.2007 A61K 31/67 SINCLAIR PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED
Use of a composition comprising hyaluronic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, in the manufacture of a topical medicament for antimicrobial treatment of the skin or mucosa.
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COMPOSITION CONTAINING AZIRIDINO GROUPS, METHOD OF PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

(WO2007143490) 13.12.2007 C08G 73/02 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
The invention relates to a composition comprising a prepolymer as component (A), wherein the prepolymer comprises aziridino groups and is characterized by an equivalent weight EW1, a crosslinker as component (B), wherein the crosslinker has a structure being different from the structure of the prepolymer and comprises at least three 2-alkyl-substituted aziridino groups and is characterized by an equivalent weight EW2, an initiator as component (C) being able to start curing of the composition, optionally filler(s) as component (D) and optionally additive(s) as component (E), wherein equivalent weight is defined as (molecular mass of the molecule) / (number of aziridino groups present in the molecule) and wherein EW1 > EW2. The invention als...
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FISH CLEANING APPARATUS AND METHODS

(WO2007143429) 13.12.2007 A22C 25/14 LAITRAM, L.L.C.
Apparatus and associated methods for cleaning residual visceral matter from the belly cavity (57) of a gutted fish (56). The cleaning apparatus includes a scraper (16) attached at the mouth of a suction tube (12) by a hinge (32). An actuator (34) pivots the scraper about the hinge between an extended position biased into contact with the interior wall of the belly cavity and a retracted position out of contact with the wall. In the retracted position, the scraper covers the mouth (28) of the suction tube to prevent dislodged visceral matter from falling back into the belly cavity. In the extended position, the scraper uncovers the mouth of the suction tube to allow scraped visceral matter to be sucked from the belly cavity.
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ADJUSTABLE DENTAL X-RAY IMAGE MEDIA HOLDER

(WO2007142925) 13.12.2007 G03B 42/04 DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC.
A dental x-ray image media holder (10) includes an image media backing plate (11) adjustably affixed to a bite block (12). The backing plate (11) has at least one channel (31-33) for receiving a post (21) affixed to the bite block (12), such that the bite block (12) can be selectively moved within the channel (31-33) to orient the bite block (12) in a predetermined position relative to the backing plate (11).
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DENTAL FILING TOOL

(WO2007142630) 13.12.2007 A61C 3/06 KIM, Daniel, Sung-Yul
A dental filing tool having a handle easy to hold between fingers which arches over and secures at both ends of a thin filing strip coated with some superfine abrasive material, especially but not limited to diamond dust, or alternatively a sharp cutting system along the edge or lateral surface. From hole- like openings at each end, the strip is fastened between each end of the handle with sufficient tension in the strip to create a rigid filing and grinding surface. The handle is made of two pieces with male and female from formable materials not limited but like plastics injected into mold which can be snapped together into one piece with a filing strip inserted. On the outside edge of each vertical arm of the handle is a smooth flatten su...
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HUMAN SHORT HELICAL PEPTIDE-1 WHICH HAS ANTIMICROBIAL, ANTITUMOR, AND IMMUNE STIMULATING ACTIVITY AND USES THEREOF

(WO2007142381) 13.12.2007 C07K 14/00 Seoul National University Industry Foundation
The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition having antimicrobial, antitumor and immune stimulating activity which contains human short helical peptide-1 (hSHP-1) exhibiting antimicrobial, antitumor and immune stimulating activity, and a treatment method of hSHP-1 to increase its antimicrobial, antitumor and immune stimulating activity which includes the step of administrating the hSHP-1 peptide.
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FUEL CELL CARTRIDGE

(WO2007142104) 13.12.2007 H01M 8/04 TOYO SEIKAN KAISHA, LTD.
Disclosed is a fuel cell cartridge for holding a fuel for fuel cells which is characterized by being made of a polyester resin. This fuel cell cartridge is also characterized in that the density change in the bottom portion and the mouth portion after one week storage at 60?C with a fuel contained therein is not more than 0.01 g/cm3. Consequently, whitening of the container, especially whitening in the bottom portion and the mouth portion is effectively prevented even when a high concentration methanol is contained therein, and thus excellent appearance characteristics can be achieved. In addition, lowering of impact resistance is effectively suppressed in this fuel cell cartridge.
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A MOUNTING CLAMP FOR A FLOOR HEATING SYSTEM

(WO2007140782) 13.12.2007 F24D 3/14 PEDERSEN, Asker Højlund
When, according to the invention, a mounting clamp (1) for a floor heating system and for mounting on a reinforcement net is constructed such that it comprises a frame (2) on a foot plate (9) as well as means for gripping and securing a pipe or cable-like heat generator to the mounting clamp (1) and to the reinforcement net, and the frame (2) is provided with a means in the form of a substantially horizontally extending incision (3) having a locking pawl (4) for receiving a wire from the reinforcement net, it is ensured that the mounting clamp may be snapped on to the reinforcement net in one movement. When the frame (2) is additionally provided with a means in the form of a funnel (15) having an upwardly directed mouth with guide plates (1...
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ORAL COMPOSITIONS PROVIDING ENHANCED TOOTH STAIN REMOVAL

(WO2007140286) 06.12.2007 A61K 8/11 WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
This invention generally relates to oral compositions (e.g., a confection or chewing gum product such as a compressed chewing gum) effective for removal of stains from a tooth surface. In particular, this invention relates to oral compositions including a coated or an encapsulated protease enzyme to provide an oral composition effective for tooth stain removal.
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ONE-PART DENTAL ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

(WO2007139207) 06.12.2007 A61K 6/06 TOKUYAMA DENTAL CORPORATION
An adhesive composition comprising: (A) a polymerizable monomer component in which a polymerizable monomer having an acidic group comprises 5% by mass or more of the polymerizable monomer component; (B) a filler capable eluting a multi- valent metal ion; (C) a volatile organic solvent; and (D) water, wherein the filler (B) is added in such an amount that the amount (X) of a multi-valent metal ion eluted from the filler per gram of the polymerizable monomer component (A) becomes 1.0 to 7.0 meq, the volatile organic solvent (C) is added in an amount ranging from 30 to 150 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the polymerizable monomer component (A) and equal to or more than 20 X parts by mass (wherein X represents the number showing t...
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DENTAL INTERPROXIMAL CLEANER

(WO2007139112) 06.12.2007 A61C 15/04 LION CORPORATION
A dental interproximal cleaner having an excellent effect of removal of stain in interproximal regions. The dental interproximal cleaner has an arch-shaped strung section (3) where interproximal cleaning fiber bundles (4a, 4b, 4c) are stretched and also has a holding section having at one end the strung section (3). The strung section (3) has an insertion body (4) where at least two or more fiber bundles (4a, 4b, 4c) are arranged substantially in parallel with each other. The distance between the centers of adjacent fiber bundles is from 0.6 to 1.0 mm, the thickness of each fiber bundle (4a, 4b, 4c) is from 400 to 700 dtex, and the sum of the thicknesses of two or more of the fiber bundles (4a, 4b, 4c) is from 1200 to 2000 tdx. A stain film...
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ELECTRIC ROLLER TOOTHBRUSH

(WO2007138142) 06.12.2007 A61C 17/26 GÓMEZ RODRÍGUEZ-MONGE, José María
The electric roller toothbrush is an invention fundamentally pursuing proper oral hygiene through improved elimination of bacterial plaque from dental pieces and gums and as a consequence preventing caries and periodontal diseases. Achievement of this objective is based on simple and effective mechanical cleaning in accordance with the Bass and Stillman method, comprising elimination of bacterial plaque from anterior and posterior faces of the teeth, from interdental areas, from gums and from gingival sulci through vertical brush movements, at all times brushing from the gums towards the teeth. It is basically a matter of a brush having bristles helicoidally-disposed in roller form driven by an electric motor capable of bidirectional rotati...
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CLOSING ELEMENT FOR A CONTAINER OF THE TYPE COMPRISING A SUPPLY MOUTH INITIALLY SEALED HERMETICALLY BY A TEARABLE STRIP

(WO2007137721) 06.12.2007 B65D 51/22 GRUP VEMSA 1857 S.L.
Closing element for a container having a supply mouth initially sealed hermetically by a tearable strip (1 ). The closing element comprises a main body (2) and a pivoting body (3) intended to be activated by a user to tear tearable strip (1 ). Pivoting body (3) is integral and has an upper face (4) with a pushing surface (5) and a tearing blade (6) that forms an angle with upper face (4). Pivoting body (3) can pivot from an initial raised position to a hinged position in which it abuts against abutment means, keeping its upper face (4) above tearable strip (1 ), and in which tearing blade (6) passes through tearable strip (1 ) forming an opening in it.
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METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CERAMIC

(WO2007137696) 06.12.2007 A61C 13/00 FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH
The invention relates to a method for producing a ceramic, a ceramic produced according to said method and to the use thereof. According to the invention, a green body, which consists of at least two different powder mixtures that are compacted to form a moulded body, is initially produced and subsequently sintered. Said powder mixtures respectively contain a ceramic powder and a coloured metal compound and/or a coloured pigment. The two powder mixtures are different in their composition from the coloured metal compound and/or the coloured pigment. The ceramics are shaped prior to sintering and/or during the intermediate step, during which sintering is interrupted and then continued after shaping. The inventive ceramic can be used as colour...
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BIOLOGICALLLY ACTIVE NANOPARTICLES OF A CARBONATE-SUBSTITUTED HYDROXYAPATITE, PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND COMPOSITIONS INCORPORATING THE SAME

(WO2007137606) 06.12.2007 A61K 8/24 COSWELL S.P.A.
The invention relates to biologically active nanoparticles of a carbonate- substituted non- stoichiometric hydroxyapatite, having: a) a crystallinity degree CD lower than 40%, the crystallinity degree being defined as CD = (1-X/Y) • 100 wherein: Y= height of the diffraction maximum at 2? = 33°, X = height of the diffraction background at 2? = 33° of the nanoparticles X-ray diffraction pattern; b) a length L ranging from 20 to 200 nm and a width W ranging from 5 to 30 nm; and c) an aspect ratio AR comprised between 2 and 40, the aspect ratio being defined as AR = L/W. The biologically active nanoparticles of the invention find a preferred use in oral or dental hygiene applications and may be formulated as compositio...
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PROCESS TO PREPARE FREE FLOWING POTASSIIUM NITRATE FOR ORAL CARE

(WO2007136381) 29.11.2007 A61K 8/19 HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
The invention relates to free flowing potassium nitrate compositions including anti-caking amounts of potassium nitrate, dipotassium hydrogen phosphate and potassium dihydrogen phosphate. The composition finds use in oral care compositions such as toothpastes. The composition which comprises an admixture of potassium nitrate, dipotassium hydrogen phosphate and potassium dihydrogen phosphate. The oral care composition comprises an orally acceptable vehicle and a preformed admixture of potassium nitrate, dipotassium hydrogen phosphate and potassium dihydrogen phosphate.
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ALCOHOL-FREE MOUTHWASH AND MOUTH RINSE COMPOSITION IN TABLET FORM

(WO2007136284) 29.11.2007 A61K 8/19 CHUA, Ian, Albert
A novel mouthwash and mouth rinse composition in tablet form is provided for a convenient and easy-to-use mouthwash and mouth rinse composition that cleans the mouth and freshens the breath after each use. In particular, an alcohol-free mouthwash and mouth rinse composition in tablet form comprising primarily of sodium bicarbonate, or a mixture of sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate, is provided. The tablet is easily dissolved or dispersed into small amount of water by dissolving first in a cup with water before use, or preferably being directly inserted into the mouth then dissolved with clean water. The alcohol-free mouthwash and mouth rinse tablet composition is highly effective when employed to freshen the breath, neutralize mouth ...
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FIRE EXTINGUISHING GAS SPRAY DEVICE

(WO2007135825) 29.11.2007 A62C 13/62 YOSHIDA, Hideo
A fire extinguishing gas spray device having a gas container (11) in which a pressurized fire extinguishing gas is placed and where a sealing plate (13) is attached to an opening of the container, cases (1, 10) that can receive the gas container (11), a seal breaking member (45) that has a point section (45a) capable of breaking the seal of the sealing plate (13), a seal breaker holder (21) where the seal breaking member (45) is installed, and a container holder (15) to which a mouth portion of the gas container (11) is removably attached and that has inside a through-hole (17) that receives the seal braking member (45) in a movable manner. The seal breaker holder (21) and the container holder (15) are approachable relative to each other. C...
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DENTAL ADHESIVE PRIMER COMPOSITION

(WO2007135742) 29.11.2007 A61K 6/00 KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU
A dental adhesive primer composition for use in the dental field employed to bond a dental material, such as a restoration material, dental crown material, prosthetic material, esthetic material, orthodontic material, preventive material, abutment constructing material or root canal material, to a ceramic, metal, resin, composite resin, glass ionomer cement, hard biotissue (enamel or dentin of natural tooth), etc. There is provided a dental adhesive primer composition involving a dental adhesive composition that can be used not only in combination with another adhesive composition but also alone.
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PREVENTION OF PLAQUE FORMATION

(WO2007135390) 29.11.2007 A61K 31/5375 SINCLAIR PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED
A compound having the formula (I) or a salt thereof in the manufacture of a medicament for the removal or prevention of plaque formation, wherein R1 is a straight or branched alkyl group containing 8 to 16 carbon atoms at the 2- or 3- position of the morpholino ring, and R2 is a straight or branched alkyl group containing 2 to 10 carbon atoms, substituted with a hydroxy group except in the alpha-position, the sum of the carbon atoms in the groups R1 and R2 being at least 10 and preferably 10 to 20, wherein the medicament further comprises a bacterial adhesin peptide or an antibody that binds to a bacterial adhesin peptide.
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MACRO-SIZED LIPID CAPSULE EMULSION COMPOSITION AND COSMETIC COMPOSITION CONTAINING THE SAME

(WO2007132972) 22.11.2007 A61K 8/06 Amorepacific Corporation
An emulsion composition of the invention has macro-sized (0.01 to 5 mm) lipid capsule particles and it is for a skin cosmetic composition. An emulsion composition of the invention exhibits improved stability for its particle size by adjusting a size of the particle through a comb ination of liquid phase oil and integument lipid or lipoid material and encapsulating the liquid phase oil with the integument lipid. The emulsion composition of the invention has unique outward appearance and use feeling due to the macro-sized particles in it, also exhibits excellent skin safety and moisture persistence by containing no surfactant and maintains an activity of an oleophilic effective ingredient which is apt to be oxidized for a long time.
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ELECTRONICALLY-CONTROLLED DEVICE FOR CLEANING, DISINFECTION AND TREATMENT OF DENTURES

(WO2007132275) 22.11.2007 A61C 17/02 XANTHOPOULOS, Lazaros
Electronically controlled device for cleaning, disinfection and treatment of dentures, by which the cleaning, disinfection and treatment of denture is achieved, characterized by the simple operations of mounting on the upper and lower denture a component that injects and aspirates the mouth wash and electronically programming of the operations of the solution provision device, so that the programmed operations for cleaning, disinfection and treatment of denture are performed automatically and successively, with efficiency, saving in time and means and mouth washes used, conveniently and under temperature conditions optimal for their efficiency. The device consists of: A) a device for provision and aspiration of a mouth wash which consists o...
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COMPOSITION AND PROCEDURES FOR CLEANING DENTAL INSTRUMENTS

(WO2007131549) 22.11.2007 A61L 2/16 VOCO GMBH
The invention relates to a composition for cleaning dental instruments including or consisting of: a) 27.5 to 70 parts by weight of one or more aminocarboxylates, (b) 15 to 45 parts by weight of one or more alpha hydroxy acids and/or their salts, (c) 0 to 40 parts by weight, preferably 0 to 25 parts by weight of one or more alkali metal carbonates and/or hydrogen carbonates,(d) 0 to 5 parts by weight of one or more tensides, (e) 0 to 10 parts by weight of one or more auxiliary tabletting substances, (f) 0 to 5 parts by weight of one or more corrosion inhibitors and (g) 0 to 55 parts by weight of one or more other additives, whereby the components (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) are present in an amount of 100 parts by weight, the compo...
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TIME-INDICATING SYRINGE MIXING DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS FOR STORING AND DISPENSING TWO-PART DENTAL COMPOSITIONS

(WO2007130845) 15.11.2007 A61M 37/00 ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC.
Time-indicating syringe mixing systems (100) for mixing, storing, and dispensing a two-part dental composition (108a, 108b) that becomes less stable upon mixing including a first plunger (102) comprising an elongate stem (110) and a plug (112) at a distal end of the elongate stem (110). A hollow chamber (104) is configured to contain a first component (108a). A hollow chamber of syringe barrel (106) is configured to contain a second component (108b). First plunger (102) is slidably disposed within hollow second plunger (104), which is slidably disposed within syringe barrel (106). A substantially flat label surface (114) is formed into cylindrical elongate stem (110) near a proximal end of cylindrical elongate stem (110). Providing a label ...
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ASPIRATOR HAVING A CUSHIONED AND ASPIRATION CONTROLLING TIP

(WO2007130371) 15.11.2007 A61C 17/06 MAHLMANN, Lee, A.
A disposable cushioned aspirator which forms part of a dental or medical aspirating system. The disposable cushioned aspirator appliance described herein is intended principally to be used in dental and medical procedures where body fluids and rinse water is evacuated from the site of a procedure. An elongate tubular element has a connection end and a patient end. The patient end is exteriorly lined with a layer of soft cushioning material such as a soft thermoplastic elastomers, styrene based polymers, rubber or a porous polymer foam material to define an aspirator tip that protects the soft tissues in and around the mouth of a patient. The soft aspirator tip has external longitudinal pressure relief channels and recessed aspiration openin...
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OIL AND FAT COMPOSITION FOR CHOCOLATE

(WO2007129590) 15.11.2007 A23D 9/00 FUJI OIL COMPANY, LIMITED
It is intended to provide chocolate excellent in flavor of containing cocoa butter and a melting texture in mouth obtained without resort to a tempering operation in the production of chocolate, in which quality deterioration is prevented during storage over time, and an oil and fat composition to be used in the chocolate. An oil and fat composition for chocolate obtained by ester exchange between an oil and fat containing 30% or more of a fatty acid having 12 carbon atoms or less and an oil and fat containing 30% or more of a saturated fatty acid having 20 carbon atoms or more, and containing 10% or less of a trans-unsaturated fatty acid. A method for producing chocolate using the oil and fat composition in an amount of 20 to 68% by weight...
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AMADORIASES IN WASHING AND CLEANING PRODUCTS

(WO2007128542) 15.11.2007 C11D 3/386 HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN
The invention relates to body care products, hair care products, shampoos, oral care, dental care and dental prosthesis care products, dental brace care products, cosmetics, therapeutics, washing agents, cleaning agents, brightening products, bleaching products, disinfectants, rinsing agents, hand washing products, dishwashing agents, machine dishwashing agents and agents for the bleaching and disinfecting treatment of filter media, textiles, furs, paper, skins or leather, the products containing amadoriases. The invention also relates to the use of amadoriases.
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CONSUMER CUSTOMIZABLE ORAL CARE PRODUCTS

(WO2007125516) 08.11.2007 A61K 8/02 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
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; produ...
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WATER-SOLUBLE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS OF HOPS RESINS

(WO2007124153) 01.11.2007 A61K 36/185 BIOACTIVES, INC
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.
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DENTAL FILING TOOL

(WO2007123526) 01.11.2007 A61C 3/02 KIM, Daniel, Sung-Yul
A dental filing tool having a handle easy to hold between fingers which arches over and secures at both ends of a thin filing strip coated with some superfine abrasive material, especially but not limited to diamond dust, or alternatively a sharp cutting system along the edge or lateral surface. From hole- like openings with slots at each end, the strip is fastened between each end of the handle with sufficient tension in the strip to create a rigid filing and grinding surface. The handle is made from formable materials not limited but like plastics injected into mold with which a filing strip is inserted. On the outside edge of each vertical arm of the handle is a smooth flatten surface where to place fingers to hold the handle. The dental ...
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APPARATUS FOR STABILIZING AN AIRWAY TUBE

(WO2007123420) 01.11.2007 A61M 16/04 LAERDAL MEDICAL AS
An airway tube holder (10) has a face plate assembly to fix an airway tube (24). The assembly comprises a face plate (20) for placement over the mouth of a patient. The face plate (20) has a channel (22) including an open end (23) and a closed end (26) in which the tube (24) is fixedly positioned. A tube holding block (30) is integrally mounted to the face plate (20). The block (30) has a securing means (38, 40, 41) mounted in the tube holding block (30). A clamp (41) is secured to a screw (40) of the securing means by a loop (44) encircling the screw (40). A folded strip (106) is attached to the end of a headband (18) so secure the holder to a patient, and forms hooked portions facing in opposite directions. The block (30) is flexible enou...
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CAN CONTAINER WITH SCREW

(WO2007122694) 01.11.2007 B65D 8/18 DAIWA CAN COMPANY
A can container having a screw where a joint step of a joined can barrel is formed, wherein opening torque of the cap of the container is reduced. The can container has a hollow cylindrical container body section with an overlap joint (16) on a side face of which the step (15) is formed, and also has a container mouth portion (5) with a screw thread and a curl portion that are formed at the opening end of the container body section. A bottom lid is tightly wound around the lower end of the body section, the cap having a resin sealing liner attached to the inner surface side at the top plate portion of the cap is put on the container opening, and the cap is tightly wound around the container mouth portion to form a screw groove in a skirt po...
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TOOTHPASTE

(WO2007122146) 01.11.2007 A61Q 11/00 UNILEVER PLC
A toothpaste composition comprising an abrasive calcium compound, a fluoride salt, alkali metal silicate and a salt selected from the class comprising alkali metal citrates.
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DENTAL LIQUID DESENSITIZING PREPARATION WITH RESISTANT FLOW

(WO2007120679) 25.10.2007 A61K 8/81 CENTRIX, INC.
A composition applied to exposed dentin of a tooth (16) comprising hydroxyethylmethacrylate or HEMA, glutaldehyde, and a thickening agent in aqueous solution. The thickening agent or viscosity enhancing material increases the viscosity of the composition, preventing the composition from moving out of position or dripping on a vertical surface. The present invention helps the composition from contacting or irritating soft tissue (18) in the mouth of a patient. The composition decreases tooth sensitivity and improves bonding.
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TOOTH FOR DENTAL ARCH MODEL AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

(WO2007119617) 25.10.2007 A61C 13/08 KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU
A tooth to be used in a dental arch model with which dental students can conduct dental works in the oral cavity and practice treatments. More specifically, a tooth composition for formation trainings such as anchor tooth formation and cavity preparation. Since conventionally used dental arch models have cutting properties different from natural teeth, dental students having completed formation trainings such as anchor tooth formation and cavity preparation by using these conventional models are frequently puzzled to have different cutting and handling properties upon dental works in the oral cavity in practice. That is, these conventional dental arch models are largely different from natural teeth in cutting properties including the slippe...
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TOOTH FOR DENTAL ARCH MODEL AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

(WO2007119616) 25.10.2007 A61C 13/08 KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU
A tooth to be used in a dental arch model with which dental students can conduct dental works in the oral cavity and practice treatments. More specifically, a tooth composition for formation trainings such as anchor tooth formation and cavity preparation. Since conventionally used dental arch models have cutting properties different from natural teeth, dental students having completed formation trainings such as anchor tooth formation and cavity preparation by using these conventional models are frequently puzzled to have different cutting and handling properties upon dental works in the oral cavity in practice. That is, these conventional dental arch models are largely different from natural teeth in cutting properties including the slippe...
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STABLE DENTAL WHITENING COMPOSITIONS

(WO2007117926) 18.10.2007 A61K 8/22 MCNEIL-PPC, INC.
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.
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DENTAL CLEANSING SOLUTION (DCS) AND METHOD OF USE

(WO2007117669) 18.10.2007 A61K 8/00 DR PRODUCTS, LLC
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 cont...
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ORAL CARE REGIMENS AND KITS

(WO2007117498) 18.10.2007 A61K 8/19 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
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 ...
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DISPOSABLE TOOTHBRUSH AND DENTAL CARE KIT

(WO2007117254) 18.10.2007 A46B 11/04 BLANKENSHIP, Sherry, R.
The disposable toothbrush and dental care kit (10) includes a toothbrush handle (12) and at least one disposable toothbrush head (22) for releasable mounting on the toothbrush handle (12). The toothbrush head (22) has a plurality of bristles (30) and sufficient toothpaste (32) for single use pre-applied to the bristles (30). A cover (34) is releasably attached to the head (22), the cover (34) protecting the bristles (30) and keeping the toothpaste (32) fresh. The handle (12) is foldable for compact transport in a pocket or purse. The dental care kit (10) further includes a carrying pouch (18), preferably in the form of a selectively resealable bag, for storage and transport of the handle (12) and a plurality of disposable toothbrush heads (...
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FILM-COATED SOLID DOSAGE FORMS

(WO2007114898) 11.10.2007 A61K 9/36 MCNEIL-PPC, INC
An orally dissolvable film coating for solid dosage forms which contains pull?lan, 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.
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DEVICE FOR CLEANING INTERDENTAL SPACES

(WO2007114723) 11.10.2007 A61C 15/04 LYULYEV, Vyacheslav Mikhailovich
The invention relates to oral hygiene devices. The inventive device for cleaning interdental spaces (first variant) comprises a dental thread which is sealingly packed and provided with end portions for holding it, wherein the sealed package is embodied in the form of a two-layer strip consisting of individual sections, each of which is welded along the circumference thereof by means of a weld seem and which are separated from each other by a starved line, the dental thread is arranged in each section in the form of several windings and the end portions of the thread are brought out from each section to the opposite sides thereof in such a way that the thread is enabled to pass from one section to another and is pre-cut at a passing point. ...
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MULTI-PHASE LIQUID COMPOSITION AND OPTICAL LENS DRIVEN BY ELECTROWETTING

(WO2007113637) 11.10.2007 G02B 6/02 VARIOPTIC
The present invention relates to a multi-phase liquid composition comprising a conductive liquid and a non-conductive liquid, wherein a nanoparticle is dispersed in at least one of said liquids. The present invention also relates to an optical lens driven by electrowetting comprising such a multi-phase liquid composition, which optical lens is, or is included in, a variable focus liquid lens, an optical zoom, as well as to an apparatus comprising such an optical lens and a driver or electronic means for controlling said lens. The apparatus is a camera, a cell phone, an endoscope or a dental video.
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PARTICULATE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING ALGINATE AND/OR ALGINIC ACID

(WO2007113454) 11.10.2007 A61K 31/734 RECKITT BENCKISER HEALTHCARE (UK) LIMITED
An ingestible particulate composition comprises: a. an alginate and/or alginic acid; b. a bicarbonate and/or carbonate; c. an organic acid; and d. an agglomerant, being a compound, such as a low molecular weight polyol, which allows the particulate composition to flow yet which substantially does not release fine particulates into the air. Resulting particulate compositions have excellent flow characteristics, dust suppression, organoleptic properties and stability. They are highly suitable for administration direction into a patient's mouth, and ingested to alleviate oesophageal and gastric conditions.
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UNIVERSAL DOSED EXPELLING DEVICE FOR TUBES OF TOOTHPASTE

(WO2007113244) 11.10.2007 B65D 35/28 COSTA, Fabrizio
There is described an external device for the dosed expulsion of a substance (3) contained in a deformable tubular enclosure (1) closed at an end (13) and having an outlet port (12) for said substance (3). Said device comprises a base frame (4) that supports said enclosure (2), at least one movable expelling means (5, 51, 101-102) suitable for deforming, following pressure exerted on said expelling means (5), the enclosure (1) thus causing 10 the substance (3) to be expelled from the outlet port (12) of the enclosure (2), and a dosing device (200) connected to the outlet port (12) of the enclosure (1).
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TOOTHBRUSH WITH INTEGRAL FORCED AIR APPARATUS

(WO2007110710) 04.10.2007 A46B 9/04 CERAMATEC, INC.
Toothbrushes (100) are provided which provide and direct a flow of air to the head (104) of the brush for delivery to the mouth of a user during use. The toothbrushes (100) may be produced to be modular and capable of being assembled and disassembled as needed, with a power supply (208), motor (210), fan, and head portion (104) being replaceable, or they may alternatively be constructed so as to be disposable. The toothbrushes (100) may additionally include a volume of a beneficial agent to be dispensed with the flow of air to change, enhance, or add to the properties of a dentifrice used during brushing. One such beneficial agent may be ozone provided by an ozone chip integrated into the toothbrush.
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PARTIALLY NEUTRALIZED POLYCARBOXYLIC ACIDS FOR ACID-SANDING

(WO2007110431) 04.10.2007 A23G 3/34 PURAC BIOCHEM BV
The present invention is directed to a powder acid-sanding composition comprising partially neutralized polycarboxylic acid selected from malic acid, citric acid, fumaric acid, adipic acid, and mixtures thereof, and at least one of a sugar and sweetener for confectionery products. The partially neutralized polycarboxylic acid improves the stability in terms of acid migration into the candy and moisture uptake from the environment. The invention is further directed to a method for acid-sanding of confectionery products using a partially neutralized polycarboxylic acid and to the products obtained. The acid-sanded confectionery products as for example hard and soft candies of the invention have an improved shelf life. The present invention al...
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ORAL ZINC COMPOSITIONS

(WO2007107967) 27.09.2007 A61K 8/19 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to an oral composition comprising, in an orally acceptable carrier, from 0.1% to 5% zinc oxide; and from 0.1% to 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 0.05: 1 to 1:1. The composition has good antiplaque efficacy and taste. Preferred compositions are toothpastes.
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SINGLE-DOSE BOTTLE FOR FLUID PRODUCTS, PARTICULARLY PHARMACEUTICALS, COSMETICS OR THE LIKE

(WO2007107825) 27.09.2007 B65D 1/02 LAMEPLAST S.P.A.
The single-dose bottle (1) for fluid products, particularly pharmaceuticals, cosmetics or the like, comprises a hollow containment body (2) for containing a fluid product, a neck (4) that extends from the body and which has at least one dispensing mouth (3) for dispensing the product, and closing means (6) having a grip (8) that supports in an integral way at least one shutter element (7) of the dispensing mouth, and having at least one annular collar (9), associated with the neck and associated in a removable way with the grip along pre-established breaking areas (10), the grip comprising at least one substantially plate-shaped portion for supporting information, data or logos.
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ORAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

(WO2007106295) 20.09.2007 A61K 9/68 DENTECH, INC.
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 hydroxyapatÊte. 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.
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CAMPHORQUINONE DERIVATIVE HAVING ACYLPHOSPHINE OXIDE GROUP, AND CONTAINING THE SAME, PHOTOPOLYMERIZATION CATALYST AND PHOTO/CHEMICAL POLYMERIZATION CATALYST, AND CONTAINING THESE, HARDENABLE COMPOSITION

(WO2007105296) 20.09.2007 A61K 6/08 KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU
A compound that exhibits excellent color tone stability and physical properties as well as excellent photopolymerization activity over a wide region from near-ultraviolet to visible region, permitting relaxed operation under ambient light, so that wide application can be found in the dental field and photopolymerization industry; and a relevant photopolymerization initiator and hardenable composition. In particular, there is provided a novel camphorquinone derivative having an acylphosphine oxide group [-(C=O)-(P=O)<] in each molecule. Further, there is provided a photopolymerization initiator comprising the camphorquinone derivative having an acylphosphine oxide group [-(C=O)-(P=O)<] in each molecule as an indispensable component, loaded w...
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LIQUID DISPENSING DEVICE

(WO2007104977) 20.09.2007 E03D 9/03 JEYES GROUP LIMITED
In a liquid delivery device for a toilet, a container (3) for the liquid has an outlet (15) which extends into a cup (35). The cup (35) is open to the atmosphere and liquid flows into the cup (35) until the mouth (25) of the outlet is covered by liquid in the cup. The cup wall has a weir (45) and liquid in the cup (35) overflows the weir (45). A collar (61) around the outside of the cup (35) forms a capillary with the cup wall to control the flow of liquid and feed it to capillary channels on a delivery plate (9) below the level of the weir.
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PEPTIDES HAVING ACTIVITIES OF INSULIN LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-1 AND THEIR USES

(WO2007102686) 13.09.2007 C07K 14/65 CAREGEN CO., LTD
The present invention relates to a peptide having the activity of insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-I) and derived from IGF-I, a composition for improving skin conditions or treating a periodontal disease comprising the peptide. The IGF-I mimicking peptides of this invention have identical functions or actions to natural- occurring IGF-I and much better stability and skin permeation than natural-occurring IGF-I. In these connections, the composition comprising the peptides of this invention can exhibit excellent efficacies on the treatment, prevention and improvement of diseases or conditions demanding IGF-I activities. In addition, the peptides of this invention can be advantageously applied to pharmaceutical compositions, quasi-drugs and ...
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DENTAL INSTRUMENT FOR ELIMINATING BROKEN PIECES USING FLEXIBLE GUIDE PLATE

(WO2007102535) 13.09.2007 A61C 3/10 TERAUCHI, Yoshitsugu
It is intended to provide an instrument (300) for eliminating broken pieces of a root canal-treating instrument remaining in the root canal of a tooth having deformed in a curved shape. More specifically, the instrument (300) for eliminating broken pieces comprises a handle (312) for holding, an elastic guide plate (314) projecting from the distal end of the handle (312) and a wire (316) for fastening the broken pieces at the distal end of the guide plate (314), wherein the wire (316) has its proximal end located inside the handle (312), extends to the distal end of the guide plate (314) along the guide plate (314) and forms a loop (318) at the distal end of the guide plate (314); and the handle (314) has an operating part (320) for shrinki...
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FOAM CONTAINING UNIQUE OIL GLOBULES

(WO2007102052) 13.09.2007 A61K 9/107 FOAMIX LTD.
The present invention provides a foamable composition for administration to the skin, body surface, body cavity or mucosal surface, e.g., the mucosa of the nose, mouth, eye, ear, respiratory system, vagina or rectum. The foamable oil in water emulsion composition includes: an oil globule system, selected from the group consisting of oil bodies; and sub-micron oil globules, about 0.1 % to about 5% by weight of an agent, selected from the group consisting of a surface-active agent, having an HLB value between 9 and 16; and a polymeric agent, and a liquefied or compressed gas propellant at a concentration of about 3% to about 25% by weight of the total composition, water and optional ingredients are added to complete the total mass to 100%. Up...
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AN ATTACHMENT FOR A CLEANING APPLIANCE

(WO2007101981) 13.09.2007 A47L 9/02 DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

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MOUTH AND TEETH CLEANING AND/OR REMINERALIZATION METHOD

(WO2007101511) 13.09.2007 A61K 6/00 SUSTECH GMBH &CO. KG
The invention relates to a method for cleaning the mouth and teeth, remineralizing or neomineralizing the dental material, and/or reducing the sensitivity of teeth to pain. Said method is characterized in that the teeth are treated with an electric tooth brushing apparatus, preferably an untrasonic toothbrush, and an oral care product and/or a dentifrice comprising calcium salts that are difficult to dissolve in water and/or the composite materials thereof. Also disclosed is a kit that is used in the inventive method.
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SELF ETCH ALL PURPOSE DENTAL COMPOSITION, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE, AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

(WO2007100569) 07.09.2007 A61K 6/00 PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
A self-etching, 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.
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TOOTHBRUSH STERILIZER

(WO2007100229) 07.09.2007 A61L 2/10 ESENCIA CO., LTD.
A toothbrush sterilizer is provided. The toothbrush sterilizer employs a magnet on its pivoting cover and a lead switch on its main body opposite the cover to illuminate its sterilizing lamp only when the cover is closed, has a detachable toothbrush storage compartment, has a lamp holder that allows easy replacement of the sterilizing lamp and a detachably mounted stand with a water receiving area, and is easy to use and maintain in a hygienic state. The toothbrush sterilizer includes a storage compartment detachably attached inside the main body. The storage compartment has a plate, a side wall erected around a perimeter of the plate, and a plurality of insert holes formed in and extending a predetermined distance down from the plate, for ...
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METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATMENT OF SKIN

(WO2007099398) 07.09.2007 A61K 45/00 NATURALITE BENELUX B.V.
The present invention relates to compositions and their use for the treatment of human skin, particularly facial skin, to alleviate the symptoms of cosmetic or determatologic skin conditions. The invention relates to compositions for treating and ameliorating skin conditions including acne, rosacea and wrinkling caused by photodamage or conditions related to aging, hormonal imbalances, hyper- pigmentation, melasma, keratosis or the like. The invention can also be used to treat conditions of the scalp such as dandruff. The present invention also relates to compositions that can be used to remove biofllms from contact lenses. More particularly, this invention relates to a composition comprising (a) one or more metasilicate; (b) one or more car...
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DUAL PHASE ABRASIVE TOOTHPASTE COMPOSITION

(WO2007099060) 07.09.2007 A61K 8/26 UNILEVER N.V.
A toothpaste composition comprising a first formulation and a second formulation which are in contact with one another when dispensed from a container, the first toothpaste formulation comprising X% by weight of an abrasive (A) having a scattering centre concentration such that its light transmittance is from 0 to 70% and the second composition comprising from 0 to 0.9X by weight of an abrasive (B) having a scattering centre concentration such that its light transmittance is from 0 to 70%.
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COMPOSITION CONTAINING AZIRIDINO GROUPS AND USE THEREOF

(WO2007097921) 30.08.2007 C08G 73/02 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
The invention relates to a composition comprising a prepolymer as component (A), wherein the prepolymer comprises aziridino groups and is characterized by an equivalent weight EW1, a crosslinker as component (B), wherein the crosslinker has a structure being different from the structure of the prepolymer and comprises aziridino groups and is characterized by an equivalent weight EW2, an initiator as component (C) being able to start curing of the composition, optionally filler(s) as component (D) and optionally additive(s) as component (E), wherein equivalent weight is defined as (molecular mass of the molecule) / (number of aziridino groups present in the molecule) and wherein EW1 > EW2. The invention also relates to the use of the composi...
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POWER TOOTHBRUSH CHARGING APPARATUS HAVING FUNCTION FOR STERILIZING AND DRYING POWER TOOTHBRUSH

(WO2007097527) 30.08.2007 A61L 2/10 LEE, Hae-Jin
A power toothbrush charging apparatus having functions of sterilizing and drying a power toothbrush is disclosed. The power toothbrush charging apparatus includes a toothbrush holding unit on which the power toothbrush is hung, an ultraviolet lamp which irradiates an ultraviolet ray to a brush head of the power toothbrush hung on the toothbrush holding unit, a dry heat dissipating plate which is positioned adjacent to the ultraviolet lamp and dissipates heat to the brush head of the power toothbrush, and a charging unit which has a charging terminal, the charging terminal protruding to be inserted into a charging socket of the power toothbrush hung on the toothbrush holding unit to charge the power toothbrush. Accordingly, the power toothbr...
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DENTAL RINSING UNIT

(WO2007096368) 30.08.2007 A61C 1/00 SIRONA DENTAL SYSTEMS GMBH
The invention relates to a cleaning container (12) comprising an inlet (120) which is connected to the water container (11), and an outlet for connecting a suction tube (43), the outlet (122) being embodied as a hydrant (124) for a suction handpiece (42) applied to the suction tube (43). The cleaning container (12) can be filled with the water from the water container (11) especially by means of a negative pressure applied to the outlet when the suction tube (43) is connected.
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IMPROVED ARCH BAR

(WO2007095577) 23.08.2007 A61C 3/00 FORE, Frank
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.
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MOUTH REFRESHING COMPOSITION

(WO2007094316) 23.08.2007 A61K 8/34 KOBAYASHI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
[PROBLEMS] To provide a mouth refreshing composition comprising both a refrigerant having an affinity for lipid and a sweetening agent which has excellent texture and stability (i.e., precipitate-free good appearance) and which is excellent in the persistency of refreshingness and in the balance between sweetness and refreshingness (i.e., in taste). [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] A mouth refreshing composition which comprises (A) a medium-chain fatty acid triglyceride, (B) a dipeptide type sweetening agent, and (C) at least one refrigerant selected from the group consisting of menthol and derivatives thereof, peppermint essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil and in which the content of the sweetening agent (B) in the composition is 0.5 t...
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MOUTH REFRESHING COMPOSITION

(WO2007094315) 23.08.2007 A61K 8/34 KOBAYASHI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
[PROBLEMS] To provide a mouth refreshing composition comprising a refrigerant and a sweetening agent which is stable (namely, free from the precipitate of the sweetening agent and excellent in appearance) and which is excellent in texture and the persistency of refreshingness. [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] A mouth refreshing composition comprising (A) a medium-chain fatty acid triglyceride, (B) a dipeptide type sweetening agent, and (C) at least one refrigerant selected from the group consisting of menthol and derivatives thereof, peppermint essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil.
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CALCIUM PHOSPHATE SALTS IN ORAL COMPOSITIONS SUITABLE AS A TOOTH REMINERALIZING AGENT

(WO2007092763) 16.08.2007 A23G 4/06 WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
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
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IN-SITU MELTING AND GELLING TABLET COMPOSITION FOR ORAL CARE

(WO2007091856) 16.08.2007 A61K 8/11 LG HOUSEHOLD &HEALTH CARE LTD.
Disclosed herein is an oral care composition that provides pleasant cooling sensation and easy delivery of an oral care active ingredient. The tablet-type oral care composition of the present invention is prepared by compressing porous plastic granules at a pressure of 500 kg/cm2 or less and undergoes in-situ melting and gelling by saliva or water in the buccal cavity, or by chewing. Upon direct administration of the composition to the buccal cavity, the composition undergoes melting and gelling by water or saliva, or by chewing action, and works to maintain oral health via gargling or mouth washing. Therefore, the formulation of the present invention advantageously reduces inconvenience of conventional liquid or ointment-like oral care pro...
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FLUORIDE COMPOSITION AND METHODS FOR DENTAL MINERALIZATION

(WO2007090242) 16.08.2007 A61K 6/00 THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
The present invention relates to compositions and methods for mineralizing a dental surface or subsurface including providing a composition including stabilized ACP and a source of fluoride ions.
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STABLE ONE-PART AQUEOUS TOOTH WHITENING COMPOSITION

(WO2007090192) 09.08.2007 C01B 15/037 PREMIER DENTAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
The invention relates to a high-temperature stable, one-part, aqueous tooth bleaching composition for contacting a tooth surface. The composition comprises a bleaching agent comprising a high level of a aqueous hydrogen peroxide. The bleaching agent is derived from multiple components within the composition and comprises at least about 15% by weight of the total composition weight. The Composition also comprises a bleaching agent stabilizer comprising from about 0.01% to about 1.00% by weight of the total composition weight.
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BINDER CLIP

(WO2007089056) 09.08.2007 B42F 1/02 JOE, Yeong-gi
A binder clip, having a structure that removably binds several sheets of documents rotating and pressing hinged pressing levers that function to open or close the mouth of a clip body, thereby binding the documents prior to keeping them in a desired place, is disclosed. The binder clip has a clip body. A coupling guide, formed as a U-shaped frame body, is placed outside each of upper and lower surfaces of the clip body, with a locking projection provided at each end of the U -shaped coupling guide in order to be seated in the pocket. A pair of hinge holes is formed on opposite positions of the inner surface of the coupling guide. A plate-type pressing lever is formed as a plate-shaped body having a hinge hole so that the pressing lever is hi...
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AGENT FOR PREVENTING OR IMPROVING DISEASE CAUSED BY CANDIDA INFECTION AND ORAL COMPOSITION

(WO2007086573) 02.08.2007 A61K 35/74 SUNSTAR INC.
The invention relates to a technique for activating an in vivo immune function by promoting IFN-? production using a bifidobacterium-fermented product of a Brassica plant and a technique for preventing or improving a disease caused by candida infection, for example, an allergic disease such as atopic dermatitis, candidiasis such as periodontal disease, dental caries, stomatitis, glossitis, oral infection, aspiration pneumonia or vaginitis. More particularly, it relates to an agent for preventing or improving a disease caused by candida infection containing a bifidobacterium-fermented product of at least one kind of plant selected from the group consisting of Brassica plants and carrot, an oral composition for preventing or improving ...
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DENTAL APPARATUS FOR SHAPING AND CLEANING A ROOT CANAL

(WO2007085966) 02.08.2007 A61C 5/02 MICRO MEGA INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURES
Apparatus is disclosed for use in cleaning dental root canals using an endodontic file. The file is mounted in a drill head driven by an electric motor. The motor is normally driven in one, forward direction but periodically the motor rotation is reversed for a very short time. The duration of the motor reversal is so short that although the motor rotates in the reverse direction, the inertia and backlash in the transmission between the motor output shaft and the drill head is such that the direction of rotation of the file in the root canal is not changed.
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FOOT SWITCH FOR ACTIVATING A DENTAL OR MEDICAL TREATMENT APPARATUS

(WO2007084605) 26.07.2007 A61C 1/00 DENPSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC.
A foot switch device for activating a dental or medical treatment apparatus is provided. The foot switch device is particularly suitable for controlling an ultrasonic dental sealer. The foot switch device includes a base plate (24); a central housing (26) attached to the base plate; an upper, moveable cover (28) mounted on the housing; and a connecting collar attached to the upper cover for retaining the cover on the housing while allowing the cover to move upwardly and downwardly relative to the housing. The central housing contains a first electrical switch (46) for transmitting a first signal to the apparatus, and a second electrical switch (48) for transmitting a second signal to the apparatus. An operator depresses the upper cover with...
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PROCESS FOR PRODUCING CONTENT-FILLED CONTAINER, METHOD OF CLEANING CONTENT -FILLED CONTAINER, AND CONTENT-FILLED CONTAINER

(WO2007083398) 26.07.2007 B67C 7/00 SUNTORY LIMITED
A process having been developed in view of the problems of the conventional cleaning method, in which the operation of fitting a cap to each mouth portion of container after filling the interior of the container with contents can be carried out at low cost without any substantial change, and in which production of a content-filled container having its interstice between the cap and the mouth portion of container cleaned with increased effectiveness can be realized by carrying out the operation simultaneously with the operation of thermal sterilization of the interstice between the cap and the mouth portion of container. There is provided a process for producing a content-filled container having its mouth portion fitted with a cap, character...
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DENTAL MEASUREMENT FOURIER DOMAIN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPH

(WO2007083375) 26.07.2007 G01N 21/17 SHOFU INC.
A dental measurement Fourier domain optical coherence tomograph comprises a light source (16), a light splitting section (19) for splitting the light emitted from the light source (16) into a reference light (29) directed to a reference mirror (24) and a measurement light (28) directed to a measurement object sample (22), an interference section (19) for causing interference between the measurement light (28) and the reference light (29) to generate an interference light , a diffraction element (25) for dispersing the interference light, an optical sensor (26) for measuring the spectrum produced by the dispersion by the diffraction element (25), and a computing section (27) for performing inverse Fourier transform of the spectrum and thereb...
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AN AGENT FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF THE INITIAL DENTAL CARIES

(WO2007082496) 26.07.2007 A61K 6/00 GORAM SPOL. S R.O.
A composition for the prevention and curing of the initial tooth caries, that is composed of a phosphate-calcium gel with the Ca/P mass ratio ranging from 1.2 to 2.2 and with the bond energy of the 2p phosphorus electron of 131 eV to 136 eV and optionally containing at least one auxiliary dental substance. The composition can further contain an aqueous solution of methyl cellulose or/and chlorohexidine gluconate.
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INITIATORS AND CROSSLINKABLE POLYMERIC MATERIALS

(WO2007081396) 19.07.2007 None A ENTERPRISES, INC.
The present invention relates to novel initiator systems, methods of use, and cured composition for dental, orthopedic and drug delivery purpose. Specifically, it relates to a crosslinkable prepolymer where crosslinking is initiated by a two part system and a composition comprising an admixture of a resorbable bone substitute and a crosslinkable prepolymer. It also relates to the composition formed by crosslinking the admixture and a delivery system for cross- linking the polymer.
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THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR NEUROGENIC PAIN

(WO2007081061) 19.07.2007 A61K 45/00 JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
Disclosed is a neurogenic pain therapeutic agent having an excellent therapeutic effect on neurogenic pain which is one of intractable diseases. More specifically, disclosed are: a therapeutic agent for neurogenic pain, which comprises a compound having an inhibitory activity on Na/K ATPase (Na pump) (e.g., ouabain, digoxin and digitoxin) as an active ingredient; a pharmaceutical composition for treatment of neurogenic pain, which comprises a compound having an inhibitory activity on Na/K ATPase (Na pump) and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier; and others.
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THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR NEUROPATHIC PAIN

(WO2007081060) 19.07.2007 A61K 45/00 JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
The invention relates to a therapeutic agent for neuropathic pain having an excellent pain inhibitory action against neuropathic pain; and a method for treating neuropathic pain using such a therapeutic agent. More specifically, the invention relates to a therapeutic agent for neuropathic pain containing a compound (such as Indirubin) having a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitory action as an active ingredient; a pharmaceutical composition for treating neuropathic pain containing a compound having a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitory action and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier; and others.
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TWO-COMPONENT NOZZLE

(WO2007080084) 19.07.2007 B05B 7/04 WURZ, Dieter
The invention relates to a two-component nozzle for atomising liquids with the aid of a compressed gas. Said nozzle comprises a mixing chamber, into which the liquid and the compressed gas are introduced, a section at the exit to the mixing chamber that is convergent in the direction of flow and a nozzle outlet that is divergent in the direction of flow and that extends from a narrowing to the nozzle mouth. According to the invention, the divergent nozzle outlet has a cross-section that gradually enlarges from the narrowing to the nozzle mouth, allowing supersonic velocity to be achieved between the divergent nozzle outlet and the nozzle mouth. The nozzle can be used e.g. for cleaning flue gas.
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DENTAL FLOSS HOLDER

(WO2007079559) 19.07.2007 A61C 15/04 SHINZATO, Nelson
The utility model of a dental floss holder concerns a device to handle dental floss to clean the spaces between the teeth consisting of two interconnected but easily separable holder portions: Portion 1 - U shape supporter is provided with a U supporter (1) with two folding legs,connecting part (2) with longitudinal groove (6) and external thread (7), a hole (3) in the rear leg, a groove (4) that goes externally from the end of the front leg to the fixed end of U supporter (1 ) to hold the dental floss in position during cleaning operation. Portion 2 - Hollow grip provided with a fixed side with a longitudinal inner blade (8) and the rotating side with a rotary end (9) and an internal thread (10). These two portions constitute a mechanism t...
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METHODS OF APPLYING DENTAL AGENTS TO DENTAL SURFACES AND POLYMER COMPOSITIONS

(WO2007079170) 12.07.2007 A61C 5/12 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
A method of applying a dental agent to a dental surface, the method including: applying a retentive polymeric coating to a dental surface; and subsequently contacting the retentive polymeric coating with a loading composition that includes a dental agent, wherein the contacting occurs under conditions effective to incorporate the dental agent into the retentive polymeric coating for release over time. Also provided are polymers that include a hydrophobic segment, a hydrophilic segment, a quaternary amine segment, and an alkoxy silane crosslinkable segment; and polymers that include a hydrophobic segment, a hydrophilic segment, a silicon-containing macromer segment, and an alkoxy silane crosslinkable segment.
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DENTAL COMPOSITIONS WITH SURFACE-TREATED FILLER FOR SHELF STABILITY

(WO2007079166) 12.07.2007 A61K 6/04 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
The invention features dental compositions containing a basic filler that has been surface-treated with a strong acid to increase the shelf life of the composition.
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DENTAL COMPOSITIONS WITH A WATER SCAVENGER

(WO2007079144) 12.07.2007 A61K 6/033 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
The present invention relates to polymerizable dental compositions that contain a water scavenger, such as a molecular sieve, to increase the shelf life of the composition.
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DENTAL COMPOSITIONS AND INITIATOR SYSTEMS WITH POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPONENT

(WO2007079070) 12.07.2007 A61K 6/027 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
The invention features a polymerizable composition that comprises a free- radically polymerizable acidic resin, and a photoinitiator system comprising a polycyclic aromatic component. The photoinitiator system may also contain a visible light sensitizer, an iodonium salt, and a tertiary amine.
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FOAMABLE DENTAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

(WO2007079069) 12.07.2007 A61K 6/027 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
A foamable dental composition that includes a film-forming component, wherein the film-forming component forms a retentive polymeric coating on a dental surface.
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LIGHT-CURABLE BONE GROWTH MATERIAL FOR TREATING DENTAL BONE DEFECTS

(WO2007079053) 12.07.2007 None DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC.
Improved compositions comprising a mixture of particulate bone growth material and polymeric carrier are provided. The particulate is preferably porous, resorbable, anorganic bone material. The polymeric carrier can be light-cured to form a cross-linked, biodegradable hydrogel. In one version, the bone growth material is a synthetic peptide bound to anorganic bone matrix particles and the carrier is methacrylated sodium hyaluronate (MHy) or methacrylated hydroxyethylcellulose (MHEC). The composition is particularly suitable for repairing defective dental and orthopedic bone tissue. The particulate and hydrogel carrier are biodegradable so the composition can be replaced by new bone formation over time.
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PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF DENTAL COMPONENT AND ARRANGEMENT OF SUCH COMPONENT

(WO2007078236) 12.07.2007 A61C 5/10 NOBEL BIOCARE SERVICES AG
In a process for producing dental components, first and second cast parts are used. The first cast part is provided with an outer shape or outer surface corresponding to an inner shape or inner surface of the dental component. The first cast part is applied in a space of the second cast part. The space has a volume which exceeds the volume of the first cast part. A gel slurry is applied in the space remaining between the first and second cast parts. The gel slurry is solidified and the first cast part can, together with the solidified slurry, be removed from the second cast part and be processed to form the outer shape of the dental component. A processed gel slurry or dental component component can then be sintered. The invention also conc...
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MOUTHWASH COMPOSITION FOR THE PREVENTION OF DENTAL DISEASES

(WO2007078074) 12.07.2007 A61K 8/21 KIM, Julia Joungmy
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 CaCl , MgCl and KCl, with the balance being water.
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POLYMER-LIPOSOME NANO-COMPLEXES AND THE PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF, AND THE COMPOSITION OF SKIN EXTERNAL APPLICATION CONTAINING THE SAME

(WO2007078060) 12.07.2007 A61K 8/14 AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION
The present invention relates to a polymer-liposome complex using pH- sensitive polymer and the preparation method thereof, and the composition of skin external application containing the same. The present invention relates to a polymer-lipid based drug carrier and the composition of skin external application designed to exist stably in aqueous solution, aqueous solution containing various salts and cosmetics formulation compared to lipid based liposome.
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OPERATION AID FOR MANUAL PUMP

(WO2007077711) 12.07.2007 F04B 9/14 NISSAN DIESEL MOTOR CO., LTD.
An operation aid for reducing force for operating a piston-type manual pump. The operation aid is retrofittable to a piston-type manual pump available in marketplace to facilitate pumping work. The operation aid for a piston-type manual pump can be attached to a storage container (D) by fitting a screw fitting member (4) to a mouth section of the storage container (D), where the screw fitting member (4) is rotatably provided at a suction pipe section (3) extending from a pump body (2). Reciprocating a piston rod (5) projecting from the pump body causes a piston in the pump body to operate to pump out liquid. The operation aid has a support plate (11), a strut (12), a rocking arm (13). The support plate (11) has an opening at which the mouth...
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ORAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING PROPOLIS

(WO2007076446) 05.07.2007 A61K 8/21 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
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.
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ORAL CARE TOOTHBRUSH

(WO2007076405) 05.07.2007 A46B 11/00 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
An oral care toothbrush (10) includes a head (12) mounted to one end of the handle (14) containing a plurality of oral care elements (26) . An oral care accessory (16) is mounted to the opposite end of the handle. An oral care material dispenser (32) is mounted in the head (12) within the cleaning field defined by the oral care elements (26) . The toothbrush is preferably made of small size and of lightweight so as to be readily portable for use away from the home .
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ORAL CARE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING ZINC AND PHYTATE

(WO2007076001) 05.07.2007 A61K 8/55 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are oral care compositions and their use, comprising in an orally acceptable carrier: (a) from about 0.01 to about 10 % by weight of an essentially water-insoluble zinc compound, and (b) from about 0.01 % to about 10 % by weight of a compound having C-O-P bonds selected from polyphosphorylated inositol compounds such as phytic acid, myo-inositol pentakis(dihydrogen phosphate); myo-inositol tetrakis(dihydrogen phosphate), myo-inositol trikis(dihydrogen phosphate), and an alkali metal, alkaline earth metal or ammonium salt thereof. The compositions are effective in preventing and controlling oral cavity conditions including plaque, calculus, caries, periodontal disease, mouth malodor and dental erosion and have acceptable aesthetics...
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VARIABLE SPEED TOOTH POLISHING SYSTEM

(WO2007075740) 05.07.2007 A61C 17/26 UKAJ, Tereze
A variable speed tooth polishing system including a tooth polisher with multiple polishing head capability, in order to provide therapeutic treatment to gums and guard against undesired exposure to potentially hazardous fluids present during routine dental cleansing and polishing, such as polishing paste, tooth paste, blood, and salivary excretions.
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NON-CONTACT DELIVERY DEVICE

(WO2007074855) 05.07.2007 B65G 49/06 Harmotec Co., Ltd.
Attention is paid on a micro energy loss which has not been considered in a conventional non-contact delivery device so as to effectively utilize energy of a fluid to realize improvement of energy efficiency and energy saving. The non- contact delivery device holds a plate-shaped body in a non-contact way and delivers it. The non-contact delivery device includes a columnar body having an indented cylindrical chamber formed with a circumference-shaped inner circumferential surface; a flat end surface formed at the indented cylindrical chamber opening side of the body; a nozzle formed over the inner circumference of the indented cylindrical chamber for discharging a supply fluid into the indented cylindrical chamber; and a bell mouth shaped fl...
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MOUTH DISSOLVING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING THE SAME USING A HIGH AMOUNT OF SILICON DIOXIDE

(WO2007074472) 05.07.2007 A61K 9/20 JUBILANT ORGANOSYS LIMITED
Disclosed herein is a orally disintegrating and/or dissolving oral pharmaceutical composition, comprising one or more active pharmaceutical ingredients, one or more fillers having particle size of 100 microns or above, a high and desirable amount of silicon dioxide, one or more disintegrating agents, optionally effervescent couple, wherein said composition has good organoleptic properties like desired mouth feel and fast oral disintegration time.
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APPARATUS FOR ANCHORING FASTENERS MOUNTED IN A STRIP AND STRIP FOR RECEIVING THE FASTENERS FOR THE APPARATUS

(WO2007074366) 05.07.2007 B25C 1/18 SOCIETE DE PROSPECTION ET D'INVENTIONS TECHNIQUES SPIT
The apparatus comprises, upstream of a mouth (3) , a loader (4) having a channel (13) for receiving a strip of fasteners and open (14) to allow the sideways insertion of a slider for pushing the strip towards the mouth (3) and restoring means for pushing the slider towards the mouth (3), which apparatus is characterized in that the channel (13) for receiving the strip has an inward- projecting segment (52) to act as a lateral guide rail for the strip. The strip has jackets with a sleeve and two collars. The collars of some jackets are trimmed.
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INTRAOSSEOUS DENTAL ANESTHESIA

(WO2007070228) 21.06.2007 A61C 3/00 ADLER, Robert
A method and kit for intraosseous dental anesthesia that achieves enhanced anesthesia is provided. The method involves delivering 10% or more of a carpule of Articaine HCL with epinephrine to the level of the cortical plate of bone in both the mesial and distal areas of each tooth with a small gauge needle together with pressure and penetrating the cortical plate of bone with the small gauge needle. Where impenetrable, the Articaine HCL with epinephrine is allowed to passively pass through the cortical plate of bone. A method of intraosseous dental anesthesia in cases of acute pulpitis and for tooth extraction together with intraligamental injection technique is also provided.
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SILICAS

(WO2007068916) 21.06.2007 A61K 8/25 INEOS SILICAS LIMITED
An amorphous precipitated silica with controlled abrasivity and effective cleaning properties for use in an oral composition produced through comminution and classification of the silica to form particles with an oil absorption value of 150 cm 3/100g or less, a weight median particle diameter dso of less than 3 ?m and a dgo value, wherein 90% by weight of the particles have a diameter less than the dgo value, of 6 ?m or less.
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DENTIFRICE COMPOSITION

(WO2007066497) 14.06.2007 A61K 8/40 LION CORPORATION
A dentifrice composition containing (A) cetylpyridinium chloride, (B) hydroxyethylcellulose, and (C) an amphoteric surfactant selected from alkyldimethylaminoacetate betaine, fatty acid amide propylbetaine and 2-alkyl-N- carboxymethyl-N-hydroxyethylimidazolium betaine in which the mass ratio of (C)/(B) is 0.06 to 3, the water content is 50% by mass or less and an anionic surfactant is not practically contained. The dentifrice composition further containing (D) hydroxypropylmethylcellulose in which the mass ratio of (D)/(B) is 0.06 to 2.5, and the dentifrice composition further contained 7 to 60% by mass of an abrasive agent, 5 to 50% by mass of a thickening agent, and 0.1 to 5% by mass of a binder which is prepared as a toothpaste compositio...
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FINELY CRYSTALLINE AL2O3 CERAMIC

(WO2007065914) 14.06.2007 C04B 35/115 CERAMTEC AG INNOVATIVE CERAMIC ENGINEERING
Al2O3 ceramic is a preferred material in prosthetics and dental technology, especially because of its biocompatibility. A suitable particular material composition and particular production processes make it possible to produce a translucent or transparent ceramic which has a microstructure having a particularly small mean grain size and is preferably employed in dentistry. Because of its good mechanical and tribological properties, the material is also employed in mechanical engineering and plant construction. The invention proposes an aluminium oxide ceramic material having an Al2O3 content of > 99.9%, a sintered density of > 3.98 g/cm3 and a mean grain size in the microstructure in the range of ? 0.6 ?m. The green bodies are produce...
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ORAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING ROD-SHAPED APATITE NANOCRYSTALS

(WO2007065856) 14.06.2007 A61K 8/24 GLAXO GROUP LIMITED
An oral care composition comprising rod-shaped apatite nanocrystals is described for combating dental erosion and/or tooth wear.
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FIFTH WHEEL

(WO2007065507) 14.06.2007 B62D 53/12 1. RMM ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH &CO. KG
The invention relates to a fifth wheel for coupling a tractor (10) to a trailer (21), having a saddle plate (100), having a kingpin (20) with an outer coupling face or engagement face (30), and having connections for connecting electrical and pneumatic supply lines between the tractor and the trailer. Here, the supply lines of the tractor are guided to a plug part (110), and the supply lines are guided from a socket part (200) on the trailer (21) to the intended points. Said plug part (110) is arranged on the side opposite from the mouth opening of the saddle plate (100), and can, by means of a drive, be moved out of said position into a plug-in position with the socket part (200).
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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM AN INTERVERTEBRAL DISC SPACE, SUCH AS IN PERFORMING A NUCLEOTOMY

(WO2007065043) 07.06.2007 A61B 17/32 MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC.
Instrument and method for removing material from an intervertebral disc. The instrument includes outer and inner tubular members. The outer tubular member defines a passage and a cutting window. The inner tubular member is coaxially disposed within the passage, and defines a central lumen and a cutting tip. The cutting tip forms an open mouth having a plurality of teeth. Upon assembly, the cutting tip is exposed within the cutting window combining to define a shaving head. A powered handpiece is coupled to the inner tubular member, and the shaving head is inserted into an intervertebral disc and positioned such that the cutting tip contacts targeted material (e.g., nucleus, annulus and/or end plate). The handpiece is activated to rotate the...
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PERFORMANCE ORAL SNACK

(WO2007064967) 07.06.2007 A23L 1/00 MARS INCORPORATED
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.
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VEHICLES FOR ORAL CARE WITH MAGNOLIA BARK EXTRACT

(WO2007064519) 07.06.2007 A61K 8/34 GIC INNOVATIONS COMPANY
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.
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ORAL CLEANING DEVICE WITH INTERNAL TOOTH PASTE

(WO2007064079) 07.06.2007 A61C 17/028 WATOS COREA CO., LTD.
The present invention relates to an oral cleaning device with comprises an opening/closing lever integrally mounted to an upper end portion of a hydrant for opening and closing the hydrant so as to discharge water supplied from the hydrant; and an oral cleaning unit detachably mounted to the hydrant for allowing toothpaste T contained in the oral cleaning device to be diluted with the water supplied from the hydrant in response to the opening/closing operation of the opening/closing lever, and then allowing the inside of a user's mouth to be cleansed by injecting the water diluted with the toothpaste T. Accordingly, a user can feel refreshment only by mouth gargling with the oral cleaning device without tooth brushing, thereby allowing the ...
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CORPOREAL DELIVERY OF CAROTENOIDS

(WO2007062415) 31.05.2007 A61J 15/00 GRINrx
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.
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HYDROGEL SHEETS AND SHAPES FOR ORAL CARE

(WO2007062414) 31.05.2007 A61K 9/70 GRINrx
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 inventio...
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STANNOUS SALT AND SODIUM TRIPOLY-PHOSPHATE ORAL CARE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

(WO2007062365) 31.05.2007 A61K 8/21 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
Oral care compositions containing a stannous salt and sodium tripolyphosphate are provided where stannous tripolyphosphate ionic intermediates comprise less than about 1% of the compositions Tetrasodium pyrophosphate, a methylvinyl ether-maleic anhydride copolymer and/or a silica oral polishing agent may be added for further efficacy. In a single phase blend, the oral care composition may be effectively limited to comprise less than about 10% water. In a dual-phase blend, a mixture having the stannous salt in a first phase and the sodium tripolyphosphate in a second phase may be generated from a dual chamber storage tube (with each phase provided from a separate chamber) immediately prior to dental care usage.
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DENTAL COMPOSITION WITH HIGH-POTENCY SWEETENER

(WO2007061794) 31.05.2007 A61K 8/60 THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
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,...
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HIGH STABILITY PACKAGE FOR DENTAL TREATMENT DEVICES

(WO2007061489) 31.05.2007 A61B 19/02 ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC.
A pre-packaged dental treatment system (100) including dental treatment devices (102) each having a barrier layer (106) configured for placement over at least a portion of a person's teeth, a dental treatment composition (108) (e.g., a bleaching composition) disposed adjacent to the barrier layer (106), and a sealed packaging container (104) within which the dental treatment devices (102) are disposed. At least a portion of the packaging container (104) 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.
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AN INTER-PROXIMAL DENTAL APPLIANCE FOR THE ORAL HEALTH CARE OF TEETH AND GUM

(WO2007061384) 31.05.2007 A61C 15/00 SIMLAB INVENTION &CONSULTANCY PRIVATE LIMITED
A laterally expandable and reducible oral healthcare device is disclosed for cleaning, massaging or treatment in inter-proximal regions. This resilient oral healthcare device is able to conform to changing profiles of inter-dental areas between neighbouring teeth and gum. With the help of many types of movement, such as reciprocal insertion, extraction, rotation, bending, rubbing, medicament/toothpaste dispensing, picking, etc., or any of these combinations, this self-adaptive oral healthcare device can be manoeuvred in the inter-dental surroundings and help to get rid of food debris and plaques. Consequently, daily flossing using this oral healthcare device is made easier, more effective and hygienic.
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DENTAL OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPH

(WO2007060973) 31.05.2007 A61C 19/04 SHOFU INC.
A dental optical coherence tomograph using, as an object to be measured, a tissue or an artificial composition in the stomatognathic region of an organism. The dental optical coherence tomograph comprises a variable wavelength light source (15), a light splitting section (19) for splitting the light source light emitted from the variable wavelength light source (15) into a reference light (29) and a measurement light (28), an interference section (19) for causing the measurement light (28) to be interfered with the reference light (29) to produce an interference light, a light detecting section (41) for measuring the interference light, and a computing section (27b) for subjecting the intensity of the measured interference light with a wave...
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LATERAL IMPLANT SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION

(WO2007060507) 31.05.2007 A61B 17/68 IHDE, Stefan
A bone fixation apparatus and method includes basal implants dimensioned to be installed in bone through lateral insertion into a T-shaped slot (12). The implants serve as anchors for mounting plates to be placed on either side of a fracture. The mounting plates or anchors may be a mount to which a stabilizing fixation rod, plate, prosthesis, dental prosthesis or other mesiostructure is attached.
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ADENOVIRAL VECTOR-BASED FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE VACCINE

(WO2007059461) 24.05.2007 A61K 39/135 GENVEC, INC.
The invention is directed to an adenoviral vector comprising at least one nucleic acid sequence encoding an aphthovirus antigen and/or a cytokine operably linked to a promoter. The adenoviral vector is replication-deficient and requires at most complementation of both the E1 region and the E4 region of the adenoviral genome for propagation. The invention also is directed to a method of inducing an immune response in a mammal comprising administering to the mammal a composition comprising the aforementioned adenoviral vector.
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APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY REGULATING THE ACTION OF THE CONSTRICTION MEANS ARRANGED ON THE DISCHARGE MOUTH OF SCREW PRESSES

(WO2007057293) 24.05.2007 B30B 9/30 C.M.S. S.p.A.
The pivoting hatch (8) which constricts the discharge mouth (3) of the screw press is controlled, during pivoting, by a servocontrol device or actuator of any suitable - preferably irreversible - type and means are envisaged for detecting in any suitable manner the force which the material pushed by the press exerts against this constricting hatch and for generating a corresponding electric command or signal which is sent to a microprocessor unit (29) which drives the said servocontrol device and which is also preset to detect the value of the current used by the electric motor of the reduction gear unit (31) for rotation of the screw (2) of the press and to compare this current value with threshold operating and safety values which are pro...
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SELF-ETCHING DENTAL PRIMER COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS AND SYSTEMS UTILIZING SUCH COMPOSITIONS

(WO2007055799) 18.05.2007 A61K 6/08 ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC.
Two-part self-etching primer compositions (106a, 106b) can be used to etch and prime a tooth surface. The composition includes an acid component (106a) comprising a polymerizable organic acid contained in a first part, and a polymerizable component (106b) comprising at least one acrylate or methacrylate resin in a second part. A self-etching primer composition is formed upon mixing the first part (106a) with the second part (106b). The self-etching primer composition may include a photoinitiator and/or other optional components.
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COMPOSITION FOR ORAL USE

(WO2007055372) 18.05.2007 A61K 8/99 NIPPON ZETTOC CO., LTD.
Disclosed is a composition for oral use which has no toxicity and an excellent plaque-controlling ability, can prevent the occurrence of dental cries or periodontal disease caused by an oral pathogen or can treat such a disease, and can also prevent or cure halitosis. The composition comprises a lactic acid bacterium Streptococcus faecalis as an active ingredient. The lactic acid bacterium Streptococcus faecalis may be Streptococcus faecalis strain WB2000. The composition may be used as a non-aqueous composition for oral use.
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METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITES THAT CAN BE USED IN DENTISTRY

(WO2007054547) 18.05.2007 A61K 6/083 IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG
The invention relates to a method for producing composites that can be used in dentistry, during which: a) mono- or polyfunctional monomers dissolved in a solvent are polymerized to form a polymer gel that has been swollen with the solvent; b) the resulting polymer gel is pre-comminuted; c) afterwards, a reactive gel is produced in which the pre-comminuted polymer gel, while simultaneously removing the solvent, a polymerizable monomer or a polymerizable monomer mixture are incorporated into the polymer gel, and; d) a dental composite is produced therefrom.
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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF GERMS WHILE COUGHING OR SNEEZING

(WO2007053816) 10.05.2007 A41D 19/00 STOCKHAMER, Lee
A wearable tissue/handkerchief, cough/sneeze absorbent pad according to the invention comprises a washable, reusable armband or alternately, a completely disposable unit consisting of an adhesive strip, either to which is attached one or more disposable absorbent pads/tissues. These pads can be peeled off and used while held in the hand as a conventional tissue but preferably, when worn on one's arm, can be coughed/sneezed into while the device is on the arm. This allows the device to be utilized even when one's hands are not available, such as for anyone working in a health care setting, a chef preparing food or a waiter carrying plates of food. This prevents the common occurrence of sneezing/coughing out into the air or into one's hands o...
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GROWTH CONTROL OF ORAL AND SUPERFICIAL MICROORGANISMS USING GALLIUM COMPOUNDS

(WO2007053581) 10.05.2007 A61K 8/19 SIDEROMICS, LLC
The present invention provides methods for treating or preventing diseases and disorders caused by iron-dependent pathogenic microorganisms/ such as bacteria, fungi, and parasites, by applying a gallium compound to an affected area. In particular, the present invention provides methods for treating or preventing dental caries, vaginal infections, skin infections, and so forth. Gallium compounds can be formulated as toothpaste, mouthwash, cream, ointment, gel, solution, eye drops, suppository, and the like. Furthermore, the invention provides methods for controlling microbial growth on environmental surfaces, including those of toothbrush, denture, dental retainer, contact lens, catheter, food stuff, and so forth. In addition, the present in...
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DISPENSING BRUSH WITH REPLACEABLE CARTRIDGE/HANDLE PART

(WO2007053384) 10.05.2007 B43K 5/02 GLOVER, J., Scott
A dispensing brush includes a replaceable reservoir cartridge and handle part having a reservoir chamber and a material advancing piston disposed therein. The replaceable cartridge and handle part is closed at one end by the piston and, possibly, by a dental floss dispenser having a mirror mounted on a cover therefor. The opposite end of the reservoir is closed by a transverse wall including a rupturable membrane seal. The membrane seal is scored or provided with a reduced wall thickness, cross shaped, frangible portion which is engageable with a projection formed on an adapter part of the brush head so that when the head is connected to the replaceable cartridge and handle part, the seal formed by the rupturable membrane is broken and mate...
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CHIMERIC ANTIGENS AND VACCINES

(WO2007052238) 10.05.2007 C12N 15/62 UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
The invention provides a chimeric antigen which includes an orbivirus VP7 polypeptide with a foreign peptide inserted into a top domain region of said orbivirus VP7 polypeptide. The chimeric antigen in accordance may be used for treating or preventing a disease such as foot and mouth disease, African horsesickness, or bluetongue disease. The invention also extends to a method of inducing an immune response in a subject by administering an effective amount of an immunogenic composition comprising the chimeric antigen and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or diluent to the subject thereby to elicit or induce said immune response.
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SMOKING ARTICLE WITH MANUALLY RELEASABLE ODORANT

(WO2007052170) 10.05.2007 A24D 1/02 PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
A smoking article (10) (16) (20) (26) has an outer surface and a plurality of frangible microcapsules provided on the outer surface, wherein the microcapsules are capable of being manually ruptured by a consumer to release an odorant encapsulated therein. The smoking article preferably comprises a wrapped tobacco rod; and a filter attached to the wrapped tobacco rod by tipping paper, a mouth end portion of which is 'over tipped' with a band or strip of 'Peel and Sniff' microcapsules (12) and/or a band or strip of 'Scratch and Sniff' microcapsules (22) .
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ROPE DYING MACHINE WITH MOTORISED DEPOSIT OF THE FABRIC FED BY A SYNCHRONISED ACCUMULATION SYSTEM AND RELATED PROCESS

(WO2007051590) 10.05.2007 D06B 3/26 MCS OFFICINA MECCANICA S.p.A.
A rope dying machine comprising a drum (15) for housing the fabric, which can be inserted or removed from the machine (10), a system for moving and lapping the fabric, dying means and washing means, the structure of the machine (10) comprising a cylindrical shell (11), with an upper base plate (12) and a lower base plate (14), the system for moving and lapping the fabric comprising a motorised rotation system of the drum (15), a dragging roll (20) for picking up the fabric, a transportation channel (22) of the fabric the outlet mouth (23) of which communicates with the upper portion of a vertical accumulation duct (24), with rectangular section with the longer side perpendicular to the axis of the machine (10), the outlet mouth (23) transla...
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COMPOSITE MATERIALS CONSISTING OF CALCIUM COMPOUNDS AND AMPHOLYTIC POLYMER COMPONENTS

(WO2007051547) 10.05.2007 A61K 6/06 SUS TECH GMBH &CO. KG
The invention relates to composite materials comprising: calcium salts that are poorly soluble in water, said calcium salts being present in the form of individual crystallites or in the form of particles that contain a plurality of said crystallites and that have an average particle diameter of less than 1000 nm, preferably less than 300 nm; and ampholytic polymer components, which have an approximate isoelectric point of between 5 and 7.4 and which as a result of their composition and fine structure are particularly suitable for promoting the regeneration of bones and dental material, in particular enamel and dentine.
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REMINERALISING ORAL AND DENTAL CARE AGENTS AND DENTAL CLEANING AGENTS COMPRISING SILICATE(S)

(WO2007051544) 10.05.2007 A61K 8/26 HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN
The invention relates to oral and dental care agents and dental cleaning agents containing, (in relation to their weight), > 0.005 to < 0.1 % by weight of calcium salt(s) in the form of individual crystallites or particles comprising a plurality of said crystallites, an individual crystallite having a thickness ranging between 2 and 50 nm and a length ranging between 10 and 150 nm and the particles being rod and/or plate-shaped, preferably predominantly plate-shaped. The agents also contain between 2.0 and 25.0 % by weight of precipitation silicic acid (s) with a particle size d50 (laser diffraction according to ISO 133-20-1) < 15 µm. Said oral and dental care agents and dental cleaning agents remineralise the teeth, making them less s...
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VISCOUS REMINERALISING ORAL AND DENTAL CARE AGENTS AND DENTAL CLEANING AGENTS

(WO2007051543) 10.05.2007 A61Q 11/00 HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN
The invention relates to oral and dental care agents and dental cleaning agents comprising > 0.005 % by weight of calcium salt(s) in the form of individual crystallites or particles comprising a plurality of said crystallites, an individual crystallite having a thickness ranging between 2 and 50 nm and a length ranging between 10 and 150 nm. The particles are rod and/or plate-shaped, preferably predominantly plate-shaped and the agent has a viscosity, (after 7 days of storage at 20 °C, measured at 20 °C and an air pressure of 1 bar, Brookfield viscosimeter RVDV II+, with Helipath at a shear rate of 4 U/min), of 450,000 to 1,000,000 mPas, preferably from 500,000 to 700,000 mPas and in particular from 550,000 to 650,000 mPas. Said ora...
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COMPOSITE MATERIALS CONSISTING OF CALCIUM COMPOUNDS AND SPECIAL GELATINES

(WO2007051542) 10.05.2007 A61K 6/06 SUSTECH GMBH &CO. KG
The invention relates to composite materials comprising: calcium salts that are poorly soluble in water, said calcium salts being present in the form of individual crystallites or in the form of particles that contain a plurality of said crystallites and that have an average particle diameter of less than 1000 nm, preferably less than 300 nm; and gelatines of type AB, which as a result of their composition and fine structure are particularly suitable for promoting the regeneration of bones and dental material, in particular enamel and dentine.
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HIGH STRENGTH BIOLOGICAL CEMENT COMPOSITION AND USING THE SAME

(WO2007051290) 10.05.2007 A61L 24/02 INNOVATIVE BIOCERAMIX, INC.
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.
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ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT

(WO2007051203) 03.05.2007 A46B 15/00 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
An oral care implement with a soft tissue cleanser is provided to effectively cleanse the soft tissue of the mouth with comfort and a reduced risk of injury to the user. In one construction, a projection is formed of a combination of a hard material and a soft material. The hard material provides good stability for cleaning debris from the tongue or other tissue while the soft material provides comfort and a reduced risk of injury.
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ORAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING MORIN

(WO2007051098) 03.05.2007 A61K 8/49 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
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.
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FLUORIDE-CALCIUM COMPOSITIONS, DENTAL PRODUCTS, AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING DENTAL FLUORIDE

(WO2007050684) 03.05.2007 A61K 8/30 ADA FOUNDATION
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.
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METHOD FOR INDICATING SHELF-LIFE AFTER MIXING PRE-DOSED, PRE-PACKAGED TWO- PART DENTAL COMPOSITIONS

(WO2007050281) 03.05.2007 A61K 49/00 ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC.
A system (100) for containing, storing, and dispensing a dental composition that becomes less stable upon mixing and storage. The system (100) is able to record a mixing and/or expiration date on at least a portion of the mixing system (100) so as to indicate a shelf-life of the less stable mixed dental composition. For example, system (100) includes a syringe (104) and an activatable time sensitive label (106). Label (106) includes a length of microporous material (108) and a tinted liquid (110) contained in a blister (112). Label (106) is activated by causing the tinted liquid (110) to contact the microporous material (108) by pressing blister (112).
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PEPTIDES FOR PROMOTING HAIR GROWTH AND IMPROVING WRINKLE AND COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING THE SAME

(WO2007049905) 03.05.2007 C07K 7/06 CAREGEN CO., LTD.
The present invention relates to a peptide comprising a specific amino acid sequence possessing human thymosin ?-4 (T?4) activities and its uses. The peptide of this invention has identical or similar functions or actions to human T?4 and its biological activity is almost identical to natural-occurring T?4. In addition, the peptide of this invention exhibits much higher stability and skin permeation than natural-occurring T?4. In these connections, the composition comprising the peptides of this invention can exhibit excellent efficacies on improvement in thymosin ?-4-effective disorders or conditions. In addition, the peptide of this invention can be advantageously applied to drugs, cosmetics, toothpaste and composi...
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PEPTIDES EXHIBITING EFFICACIES OF IMPROVEMENT IN SKIN CONDITIONS OR TREATMENT OF PERIODENTAL DISEASES

(WO2007049904) 03.05.2007 C07K 14/50 CAREGEN CO., LTD
The present invention relates to a composition for improving a skin condition or treating a periodontal disease, which comprises as an active ingredient a basic fibroblast growth factor-derived peptide. The peptides of this invention exhibit superior efficacies and much better stability and skin permeation than natural- occurring bFGF. In these connections, the composition comprising the peptides of this invention can exhibit excellent efficacies on improvement in skin conditions and treatment of periodontal diseases. In addition, the peptides of this invention can be advantageously applied to pharmaceutical compositions, cosmetics, toothpaste and compositions for mouth cleaning and caring.
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TRIGGER SPRAY TOTHBRUSH

(WO2007049298) 03.05.2007 A46B 11/00 SINGH, Mithilesh, Kumar
A sanitised, ergonomic and improved mist-spray toothbrush consists of a cap (22) for toothbrush-head, a light trigger actuator (4) with a manual mist-pump at the brush-neck (2), a mist-nozzle at the brush-head, a reservoir (5) in the handle, and which can be easily operated by lightly pressing a button-switch in a round aperture with a finger while holding, using, and brushing. It can dispense a mist- liquid specially of all oral health-hygiene-cosmetic applications including a dentifrice, cleaning/polishing agents, mouth-wash/ freshener, and antibacterial/antiviral agents, or in general any other purpose applications including medical, therapeutic, health, hygiene, and cosmetics.
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DENTAL IMPLANT AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SAID IMPLANT

(WO2007048264) 03.05.2007 A61K 6/00 THOMMEN MEDICAL AG
The invention relates to a dental implant, which comprises a coating at least in those surface areas that come into contact with hard and/or soft tissue when implanted. To ensure that the active ingredient contained in the coating (bisphosphonate) is released into the surrounding tissue or can act in the latter in a controlled manner at the correct speed, the coating is characterised in that it contains bisphosphonate, the respective pharmaceutically compatible salts or esters of the latter, in addition to at least one amphiphilic component, selected from the group containing branched or linear, substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or partially unsaturated C10-C30 alkyl-, alkenyl, alkylaryl-, aryl-, cycloalkyl-, alkylcycloalkyl-, alkylcy...
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CURABLE BONE SUBSTITUTE

(WO2007048105) 26.04.2007 A61F 2/28 A ENTERPRISES, INC.
A novel composition, kit, and method of using the composition as a bone substitute for dental, orthopedic and drug delivery purposes. Specifically, the bone substitute comprises a plurality of polymeric beads having a crosslinkable shell where the shell is cured by light and/or chemical curing.
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METHOD AND TOOL FOR ORAL SUBSTRATE MEASUREMENT IN ANIMALS

(WO2007047584) 26.04.2007 A61C 19/04 HILL'S PET NUTRITION, INC.
A gingival contour probe comprising a shaft portion and an elongated tip portion attached at a proximal end thereof to the shaft portion, the tip portion being non-planarly bent and/or curved and carrying markings, the number and scale of which are indicative of measured lengths; the probe being adapted at least by the number and/or scale of the markings for use in convenient gingival margin measurement of a tooth in a conscious non- human animal. A method for quantifying dental plaque in a conscious non-human animal comprising (a) aligning the tip portion of such a gingival contour probe with a gingival margin of a tooth in the animal; (b) by reference to the markings on the tip portion of the probe, measuring the length of the margin and ...
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ORAL CARE DEVICE WITH AN ELECTRICAL POTENTIAL

(WO2007047568) 26.04.2007 A46B 15/00 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
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 ...
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HYDROXY-OLIGOCARBOXYLIC ESTERS: EFFECTS ON NERVE AND USE FOR CUTANEOUS AND MUCOCUTANEOUS ORGANS OR SITES

(WO2007047486) 26.04.2007 A61K 31/225 YU, Ruey, J.
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.
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LOZENGE FOR TREATMENT OF DRY MOUTH AND RELATED CONDITIONS

(WO2007046890) 26.04.2007 A61K 9/46 EFFRX, INC.
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.
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SPRAY BRUSH

(WO2007046114) 26.04.2007 A46B 11/00 SINGH, Mithilesh, Kumar
A 'spray brush', consists of a spray bottle body for storing a liquid and having a nozzle for dispensing the liquid on demand in the form of a spray at the bottom of the body; and bristle with a cap at the top of the body. It can dispense a mist-liquid specially of all oral health-hygiene-cosmetic applications including a dentifrice, cleaning/polishing agents, mouth-wash/freshener, and antibacterial/antiviral agents, or in general any other purpose applications including medical, therapeutic, health, hygiene, cleaning any surface (e.g. carpet, cloth material, and floor) and cosmetics. However, any kind of spray device may be mountable in a cylindrical housing within the spray brush body.
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VIAL FOR TEST STRIPS

(WO2007046044) 26.04.2007 G01N 33/15 AGAMATRIX, INC
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.
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APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REVERSE CIRCULATION CEMENTING A CASING IN AN OPEN -HOLE WELLBORE

(WO2007045820) 26.04.2007 E21B 33/04 HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
A system for cementing a casing (103) in an open wellbore having no surface casing, wherein an annulus (105) is defined between the casing and the wellbore, the system having: an annular plug (120) around the casing at the mouth of the wellbore; a cement composition pump fluidly connected to the annulus through the seal; and a coupling (102) connected to the exposed end of the casing for taking circulation fluid returns from the inner diameter of the casing.
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AN EDIBLE COMPOSITION

(WO2007045252) 26.04.2007 A23L 3/3571 DANISCO A/S
The present invention relates to an edible composition, such as an oral care composition, a medicament, or a food and feed composition, comprising a sorbitol oxidase enzyme and sorbitol.
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PREVENTION OF DENTAL PLAQUE AND DENTAL CALCULUS IN ANIMALS

(WO2007044819) 19.04.2007 A23K 1/18 INDIANA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
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.
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THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR NEUROGENIC PAIN

(WO2007043365) 19.04.2007 A61P 5/30 JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
Disclosed is a therapeutic agent for neurogenic pain, which has an excellent therapeutic effect on neurogenic pain which is an intractable disease. Specifically, disclosed is a therapeutic agent for neurogenic pain or a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of neurogenic pain which comprises, as an active ingredient, (1) a compound having an anti-progesterone activity (e.g., fulvestrant (ICI182.780), fluocinolone acetonide, triamcinolone acetonide), (2) a compound having an estrogenic activity (e.g., 17?-estradiol) or (3) a mixture of a compound having an anti-progesterone activity and a compound having an estrogenic activity (e.g., 17?-estradiol and fulvestrant). Also disclosed is a method for treatment of neurogenic pain by...
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VIAL FOR TEST STRIPS

(WO2007043012) 19.04.2007 G01N 33/48 AGAMATRIX, INC
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.
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TOPICAL ANESTHETIC FOR DENTAL PROCEDURES

(WO2007041482) 12.04.2007 A61K 31/245 WICKENHAUSER, Alan, J.
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.
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METHODS FOR USING DENTAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING FLUORESCENT AGENTS

(WO2007041477) 12.04.2007 A61K 6/083 DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC.
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.
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DISPENSING SYRINGE HAVING MULTIPLE BARRELS FOR DISCHARGING A DENTAL COMPOSITION

(WO2007041266) 12.04.2007 A61C 5/06 DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC.
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 ...
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DISPENSER FOR DENTAL COMPOSITIONS

(WO2007041246) 12.04.2007 A61C 5/04 BISCO, INC.
The present invention relates to an apparatus for providing specifically metered doses of at least two flowable dental materials in desired ratios to one another. In particular, the present invention allows for controlled metering and dispensing of two or more flowable dental substances which when subsequently mixed form a dental bonding composition, dental adhesive, dental cement, or other dental restorative or preparative materials. Specifically, one embodiment of the present invention utilizes a multi-rack system as well as a drive spring action to provide a substantial mechanical advantage to the user such that a relatively long throw of the dispensing button creates a relatively short, metered distance of movement of the multiple racks...
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DENTAL COMPOSITION

(WO2007040253) 12.04.2007 A61K 6/083 NIHON UNIVERSITY
[PROBLEMS] To provide a dental composition which exhibits excellent adhesive effect and is free from minute leakage. [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] The first embodiment of the invention relates to a dental composition which comprises (A) a polymerizable monomer having an acid group, (B) a polymerizable monomer, (C) a filler consisting of poly((meth)acrylate) particles, (D) a calcium-containing material comprising both tetracalcium phosphate (TTCP) and dicalcium phosphate (DCP), and (E) a polymerization initiator, wherein the components (A) and (B) are contained in amounts of 16 to 70 parts by weight and 84 to 30 parts by weight respectively with the total amount of both being 100 parts by weight, and the components (C) and (D) are contained i...
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CENTRIFUGAL FAN AND AIR CONDITIONER USING THE SAME

(WO2007040073) 12.04.2007 F04D 29/28 DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
Provided are a centrifugal fan where airflow speed distribution at a fan blowout opening, in the direction of the height of a blade, is uniformized to reduce operation noise, and an air conditioner in which the centrifugal fan is used to reduce operation noise. The centrifugal fan has a hub for fixing the rotating shaft of a motor, a main plate formed at the outer circumference of the hub, a shroud placed facing the main plate to form an airflow path, blades placed between the main plate and the shroud, and a bell mouth placed on the suction side of the shroud. Ridges or recesses are formed in that surface of the shroud which faces the bell mouth, and the ridges or recesses form, in fan operation, an airflow along the surface from the cente...
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A DEVICE, APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR FACILITATING DISCHARGE OF THE CONTENTS FROM A DEFORMABLE TUBULAR CONTAINER

(WO2007039889) 12.04.2007 B65D 35/28 LYNCH, David
A device (1) for discharging the contents from a deformable tubular container (3), such as toothpaste from a toothpaste tubular container comprises a pair of elongated bearing members (14) extending from a handle (30) and defining a container accommodating slot (20) for accommodating the tubular container (3) therethrough. Bearing faces (22) of the respective bearing members (14) are spaced apart a distance just greater than twice the wall thickness of the tubular container (3) so that as the device (1) is urged in the direction of the arrow (A) along the tubular container (3) from an upstream end (5) to a downstream outlet in a neck (8), the tubular container (3) is deformed with a peristaltic type action for urging the contents thereof th...
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EPOXY BASED OIL FREE ROOT CANAL SEALER

(WO2007038764) 05.04.2007 A61K 6/087 ESSENTIAL DENTAL SYSTEMS, INC.
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.
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CHEW PRODUCT IMPREGNATED WITH CALCIUM

(WO2007038655) 05.04.2007 A23K 1/18 DUPONT DO BRASIL S.A.
It has now been discovered that impregnated calcium, preferably precipitated calcium carbonate, may advantageously replace titanium dioxide as a whitening agent for rawhide chew products. Calcium has several desirable properties as a whitening agent compared to titanium dioxide including: 1) readily commercially available forms of calcium are already food grade and do not incur any additional effort to remove harmful impurities; 2) calcium provides nutritive value while titanium dioxide does not; 3) calcium has mild abrasive qualities thereby aiding dental hygiene. Rather than a mere coating, the present invention provides for a chew product which is impregnated with calcium. Therefore the desirable properties imparted by calcium are prolon...
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TOOTHBRUSH THAT PROVIDES ENHANCED CLEANING AND COMFORT

(WO2007038061) 05.04.2007 A46B 13/02 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
A toothbrush including cleaning element support members (26) that enhance cleaning and user comfort while brushing. The cleaning element support members (26) permit a head (20) of the toothbrush to be comfortably received and manipulated within the user's mouth. The toothbrush head (20) includes a first flexible cleaning element support member (30) positioned at a first end (21) of the head (20), a second flexible cleaning element support member (40) positioned at a second (22), free end and an intermediate flexible cleaning element support member (60). Each flexible cleaning element support member has a flexible stem formed of a resilient material.
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COMPOSITIONS, KITS AND METHODS FOR INITIATING OR ACCELERATING CURING OF ENDODONTIC FILLER OR SEALER COMPOSITIONS PLACED ON A ROOT CANAL

(WO2007038051) 05.04.2007 A61C 5/02 ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC.
Activating endodontic points (28a, 28b) and/or other dental tools are sized and configured to be placed in the root canal (12) of a tooth (10). The activating endodontic points (28a, 28b) or dental tools are coated or impregnated with a curing agent that initiates or accelerates polymerization of a sealer or filler composition (32) when placed in contact with the sealer or filler material (32). Curing agents can include amines that can destabilize a peroxide in the sealer or filler material (32) to initiate or accelerate polymerization, or they may comprise 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 in...
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SMOKELESS TOBACCO COMPOSITION

(WO2007037962) 05.04.2007 A24B 13/00 R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY
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 may contain a capsule, such as a spherical, breakable capsule. The container is intended to be placed in the mouth of the tobacco user, such that the...
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EMULSION COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

(WO2007037347) 05.04.2007 A23L 1/05 SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
A method of preparing an emulsion composition, especially an emulsified food, which is excellent in emulsifiability, emulsion stability, heat resistance, and feeling in the mouth. The method comprises: (1) a step in which a modified pectin obtained by heating sugar beet pectin, which is a pectin derived from sugar beet, in a powdery state at 50-150°C for 1-48 hr under the conditions of a relative humidity of 20-90% is mixed with materials for the emulsion composition; and (2) a step in which the mixture obtained in the step (1) is emulsified. Alternatively, it comprises: (a) the step of homogenizing the modified pectin in the presence of water and (b) the step of mixing the modified-pectin-containing liquid obtained in the step (a) with...
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TOOTHPASTE DISPENSER

(WO2007036919) 05.04.2007 A47K 5/18 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A toothpaste dispensing system includes a low-profile toothpaste dispenser (40) with a housing (50) , a pumping system disposed in the housing (50) , the pumping system having a inlet and an outlet, the pumping system having a rest state and an active state, the pumping system ejecting toothpaste as it transitions from the rest state to the active state, and a low-force activator (60) coupled to the pumping system to transition the pumping system from the rest state to active state. The system also includes a toothpaste refill coupled to the inlet of the pump.
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CURABLE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING DITHIANE MONOMERS

(WO2007035735) 29.03.2007 C08G 61/12 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
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.
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ORAL VEHICLE FOR SYSTEMIC PHARMACEUTICALS

(WO2007035117) 29.03.2007 A61K 9/10 PBL MANUFACTURING LIMITED
Systemic drug delivery means comprises boluses of a semi-solid agar gel, each containing active ingredients, packed singly or in co-operating sets in blister packs, or loose in a container. When placed in the mouth the bolus is disrupted, comes apart, and releases the active ingredients. Sialogogues, flavours, and other additives assist in swallowing. Grains of the active ingredients may be encapsulated inside harder gel capsules.Active ingredients include over-the-counter medications and prescription medications. Applications include self-medication particularly in water-free situations such as public transport, medication for children, stroke victims or the aged.
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DETERGENT PRINTED FILM

(WO2007034471) 29.03.2007 C11D 11/00 ICHT, Samuel
The present invention discloses a water-soluble detergent printed film comprising a film support and at least one print, being printed thereon and/or therein said film, said film is a water-soluble detergent adapted for effective cleansing of various human body and goods cleaning. The present invention also discloses a method of producing a water-soluble detergent printed film, comprising forming a detergent film; and, printing the same with at least one print.
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DENTAL TEMPLATE AND METHOD OF VISUALLY DEMONSTRATING AN OVERLAY FOR A DENTAL PATIENT AND SETTING THE HORIZONTAL PLANE WITH AN OVERLAY

(WO2007033157) 22.03.2007 A61C 5/00 STONISCH, Mary, Sue
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...
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MOTORIZED FLOSSER AND METHOD OF USE

(WO2007032894) 22.03.2007 A61C 1/18 THE WILLIAM GETGEY COMPANY, INC.
A motorized flosser (10) comprising an elongated body (12) and a flossing head (18) secured to an end portion of the elongated body (12). The flossing head (10) oscillates in an arcuate manner. A battery powered motor (48) drives a drive mechanism which reciprocates an output drive shaft (50) , which drive shaft is in turn connected through a flexible drive rod to a drive disc. The drive disc (100) oscillates in a rotary arcuate motion to impart either pure rotary arcuate oscillatory motion or a combined rotary arcuate motion and translatory motion to flossing material carried by a yoke (126) of the flossing head (18). The flossing head (18) may incorporate a toothpaste holder (136) mounted upon the flossing head (18) or toothbrush bristles...
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TOOTH PASTE AUTOMATIC DISPENSER

(WO2007032625) 22.03.2007 A47K 5/122 RYU, Hoon Sang
Disclosed is an automatic toothpaste dispenser which houses a toothpaste tube in the vertical direction, externally discharges toothpaste by pressurizing the outer circumference of the toothpaste tube through pressurizing rollers slidable in the vertical direction, and at the same time allows the user to adjust a supply quantity of toothpaste to be discharged.
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SURVEYOR DEVICE FOR DESIGNING DENTAL PROSTHESIS

(WO2007032484) 22.03.2007 A61C 19/04 IBA, Nobuyuki
A surveyor device capable of designing a hook and a base and manufacturing a dental prosthesis smoothly detachable and having sufficient stability after installation. The surveyor device comprises a base table (2), a model receiving table (3) for setting a tooth form model thereon, a model receiving table support means (4) for supporting the model receiving table on the base table after angular adjustment and setting, and a surveying line marking means (5) for marking a surveying line on the tooth form model on the model receiving table. The model receiving table support means comprises a V-axis rotating table (8) rotatably supported on a first rotating shaft (6) extending vertically to the base table and pivotally supporting a V-axis (7) e...
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A DUST REMOVING COKE GUIDE CAR

(WO2007030985) 22.03.2007 C10B 25/14 DALIAN HUARUI CO., LTD.
The utility model relates to a feed charging and discharging apparatus of coke oven, especially relates to a dust removing coke guide vehicle used in horizontal carbonization chamber. The coke guide vehicle includes steel framework, running mechanism, coke guide device, door cleaning device and two-ends coke disposal apparatus, characterized in that a door lifting and door jamb cleaning apparatus is mounted on the steel framework. The said door lifting and door jamb cleaning apparatus comprise coke oven door lifting device and coke oven door jamb cleaning device and rotation device, wherein the door lifting device and the door jamb cleaning device are arranged on said framework at an angle of 90°. On the steel framework above the coke g...
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UNIFORM FILMS FOR RAPID-DISSOLVE DOSAGE FORM INCORPORATING ANTI-TACKING COMPOSITIONS

(WO2007030754) 15.03.2007 A61K 9/00 MONOSOLRX, LLC
The present invention relates to water-soluble films incorporating anti- tacking agents and methods of their preparation. Anti-tacking agents may improve the flow characteristics of the compositions and thereby reduce the problem of film adhering to a user's mouth or to other units of film. In particular, the present invention relates to edible water-soluble delivery systems in the form of a film composition including a water-soluble polymer, an active component selected from cosmetic agents, pharmaceutical agents, vitamins, bioactive agents and combinations thereof and at least one anti-tacking agent.
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DENTAL SEALANT COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING NANOMETER- SIZED SILICA

(WO2007028159) 08.03.2007 A61K 6/083 DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC.
A method of applying a dental sealant composition to a surface of a tooth or dental restoration is provided. The method involves the steps of providing a sealant composition comprising a filler system of colloidal silica particles dispersed within a methacrylate or acrylate resin and a polymerization system capable of being activated by light. The nanometer-sized silica particles have an average particle size of about 10 nm to about 100 nm. The composition is irradiated with light, preferably blue visible light having a wavelength in the range of about 400 to about 500 nm, so that it hardens. The hardened sealants provide a strong, non-tacky surface finish over a dental restoration or tooth.
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THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR NEUROPATHIC PAIN

(WO2007026928) 08.03.2007 A61K 45/00 JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
It is intended to provide a therapeutic agent for neuropathic pain having an excellent therapeutic effect on neuropathic pain which is an intractable disease. More specifically, it is intended to provide the therapeutic agent for neuropathic pain containing a PI3 kinase selective inhibitor (particularly wortmannin) as an active ingredient, a pharmaceutical composition for treating neuropathic pain containing a PI3 kinase selective inhibitor as an active ingredient, a method for treating neuropathic pain using a PI3 kinase selective inhibitor and the like.
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TREATMENT SYSTEMS FOR DELIVERY OF SENSITIZER SOLUTIONS

(WO2007025244) 01.03.2007 A61N 5/00 HOULE, Philip, R.
A kit cleaning system and method is disclosed. One embodiment of the present invention has a photosensitizer solution supplied by a pressurized nozzle to the target site. Specific application of the solution is to an oral or skin surface target site. The photosensitizer solution is illuminated with sensitizing light creating reactive chemical species. Pressure and a solvent having an elevated concentration of oxygen or oxygen species improve the efficiency of the killing of pathogens. Methods of using the system within an oral cavity are also disclosed.
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ORAL CARE COMPOSITIONS

(WO2007024265) 01.03.2007 A61K 8/04 AMCOL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
An oral care composition containing polymeric microparticles highly loaded with an oral care compound is disclosed.
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CYCLONE WATER FILTER FOR CLEANER

(WO2007022663) 01.03.2007 A47L 9/16 LIU, Zhihong
A cyclone water filter device for cleaner comprises a water tank (1) with arc side wall, an air inlet (10) and an air outlet (11) . The water tank is divided into a water case for washing (13) and a static water case (14) by a waterproof plate (12), and the water case for washing (13) is communicated with the static water case. The air inlet (10) is set at the lower part of the water case for washing. The air outlet (11) is set at the upper part of the static water case (14). A cyclone dust filter is provided, which consists of a hollow dust collecting body (2) and a filter body (3), and is used for filtering the discharged air form the air outlet (11). The lower part of the filter body is closed and its upper part is provided with a cyclon...
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DENTAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING ENZYME

(WO2007022219) 22.02.2007 A61K 6/033 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
The present invention relates to a dental composition comprising an enzyme having an enzyme activity at acidic pH values, a buffer providing an acidic pH value and one or more preservative agents, wherein at least one preservative agent is active at acidic pH.
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MOUTH-MOISTENING COMPOSITIONS, DELIVERY SYSTEMS CONTAINING SAME AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

(WO2007022069) 22.02.2007 A61K 9/00 CADBURY ADAMS USA LLC
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.
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METHODS FOR PREPARING CHAIR-SIDE DENTAL CROWNS

(WO2007021840) 22.02.2007 A61K 6/09 DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC.
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.
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ORTHODONTIC DEVICES AND METHODS

(WO2007021468) 22.02.2007 A61C 3/00 MAYADONTICS, LLC
Correction of the form of the dental alveolar arch or the form of the upper jaw and stimulation of growth and filling of defects of missing jaw tissues are described. A metal wireframe may be mounted on teeth of dentition's frontal segment and fastening elements connected through lingual arch or lingual and vestibular power units. Alternatively, fastening elements may be fastened on teeth of dentition's lateral segments, e.g., metal wireframes clasping teeth of dentition's lateral segments, and connected with two plates located on both sides of median palatine suture and connected with each other by metal wire palatal power element (s). Fastening elements on teeth of lateral segments and a plate or plates may be connected through springs. Ed...
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ACRYLATE DENTAL COMPOSITIONS WITH IMPROVED VISCOSITY AND STORAGE ODOR

(WO2007021256) 22.02.2007 A61K 6/083 BISCO, INC.
Dental composition and methods of use are provided, the compositions comprising a multiacrylate compound, an initiator, and an alcohol, wherein no significant storage odor is detected after storage for a significant period of time.
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CONNECTOR COVER

(WO2007020367) 22.02.2007 H01R 13/52 EARLEX LIMITED
An IEC inlet (1) with connection pins (2) supported in a mounting (3) is fitted to an appliance A with an interposed sealing washer (4). A shroud (5) is fitted over the inlet. The shroud has a barrel portion (11) with an end plate (12) at its outer end opposite from the washer (4). Extending both outwards and inwards of the end plate is a female receptacle (14) which is shaped complementarily to a lead connector C, i.e. it is of generally rectangular cross-section with chamfered corners. Two trunnions (IS) with a cross pin (17) extend up in the corner between the end plate (12) and the top wall (15) , both of which the trunnions are integrally moulded. The cross pin engages in two further, outer trunnions (18) integrally moulded with a cove...
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DENTAL CURABLE COMPOSITION AND KIT FOR SUCH DENTAL CURABLE COMPOSITION

(WO2007018220) 15.02.2007 A61K 6/083 SUN MEDICAL CO., LTD.
Disclosed is a dental curable composition whose curing time is from 30 seconds to 120 minutes. This dental curable composition is characterized by containing 0.01-80 parts by weight of a compound (A) having an acidic group in a molecule, 21-99.8 parts by weight of a polymerizable monomer (B), 0.01-30 parts by weight of an organic amine compound (C), and 0-30 parts by weight of a sulfur- containing reducing compound (D). (In this connection, the total of the components (A)-(D) is taken as 100 parts by weight. When there is a compound falling under the categories of two or more of the components (A)-(D), the parts by weight of such a compound is divided by the number of the corresponding components and the quotient is taken as the content of r...
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PREVENTIVE/THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR GINGIVAL HYPERTROPHY USING BUPLEURUM ROOT

(WO2007018090) 15.02.2007 A61K 36/23 Matsumoto Dental University
Disclosed is an agent for prevention and treatment of gingival hypertrophy induced by a medicine such as a calcium antagonist, an antiepileptic agent, an immunosuppressant or the like as an adverse side effect. A novel preventive and therapeutic agent for gingival hypertrophy comprising Bupleurum root as an active ingredient is provided. A pharmaceutical composition containing Bupleurum root, such as 'Saireito' (a Japanese herbal medicine), can also be provided as a novel preventive and therapeutic agent for gingival hypertrophy. Bupleurum root or a pharmaceutical composition comprising Bupleurum root such as a toothpaste comprising Saireito is provided as an effective means for preventing and treating gingival hypertrophy. Thus, gingival h...
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THE SLANTING TOOTHBRUSH

(WO2007017707) 15.02.2007 A46B 9/04 NWOKEABIA, Hilary
The subject manual toothbrush has a slanting configuration of the bristles (3), hard blockhead base (2) and a pliable and soft plastic wrap (1) at the blockhead tip to facilitate plaque removal from posterior parts of the teeth and ensure gentleness to reduce injury to soft tissues of the cheek. All bristles are fastened to a hard plastic blockhead base (2) to allow for stability while brushing, and a pliable and soft plastic wrap (1) at the blockhead tip, about a fifth of the size of the blockhead that absorbs shocks from brushing pressure. Prior art bristle toothbrushes mostly have flat or inward bending surface bristles bed; are limided in their reach for a thorough dental cleaning, and their hard tips cause injuries to soft tissues of i...
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CONNECTING PROFILE FOR INTERCONNECTING THREE SHEET-PILE WALL COMPONENTS, AND ARRANGEMENT OF SHEET-PILE WALL COMPONENTS COMPRISING SUCH A CONNECTING PROFILE

(WO2007017077) 15.02.2007 E02D 5/08 PILEPRO LLC
The invention relates to a connecting profile of uniform cross section for interconnecting three sheet-pile wall components. The connecting profile (10) has a basic body (12) from which three identical lock profiles (14, 16, 18) for hooking the sheet-pile wall components (40) project in predetermined coupling directions (X, Y, Z). Each lock profile (14, 16, 18) comprises a thumb strip (20) with a central web (26) on which is formed a thumb (28) which extends transversely to the longitudinal direction of, and protrudes beyond, the central web (26), and also a curved finger strip (22) which points with its free end in the direction of the thumb strip (20), forms with the latter a lock inner chamber (24) which is at least approximately ellipti...
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METHOD FOR ISOLATING STEM CELLS AND STEM CELLS DERIVED FROM A PAD-LIKE TISSUE OF TEETH

(WO2007017050) 15.02.2007 C12N 5/08 STIFTUNG CAESAR
The invention relates to a method for isolating non-embryonic stem cells from a tissue that is located in immediate vicinity of immature, developing teeth or wisdom teeth. The invention further relates to non-embryonic stem cells derived from said tissue. The method according to the invention utilises a living soft tissue residing underneath the dental papilla 12 in immediate vicinity of the apical side of a developing tooth, which is clearly distinguished from other tooth tissue, such as dental papilla 12 or follicle. The pad-like tissue 16 can only be detected in a defined, specific developmental stage in an early phase of root formation. That is, identifying and separating the pad-like tissue 16 is only possible from the appearance of th...
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ANTI-CHOKE SLEEP-ASSISTING METHOD AND CAP

(WO2007016855) 15.02.2007 A42B 1/00 ZHU, Yongfu
A method for preventing holding breath during snoring comprises supporting the patients' lower chin and making them breathe with nose, making mouth filled with saliva and making pharynx and pngue in proper positions during sleeping. A cap made with the method comprises a cap body, a cap pelt and a chin supporting device. On the edge of the cap are equipped with a notch and a cap belt; on the cap belt are equipped with button-rings; the chip supporting devices includes a wide supporting pad which has a position limiting hole on the middle and a strip flat belt which has join buttons on the two ends; between the two sides of the cap edge notch is equipped with a elastic band or a locking belt.
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SCREENING METHOD FOR IDENTIFICATION OF COMPOUNDS SUITABLE FOR TREATMENT OF ORAL CAVITY MALODOR ASSOCIATED WITH CONSUMPTION OF GARLIC

(WO2007016644) 08.02.2007 A61Q 11/00 WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
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.
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SCREENING METHOD FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF COMPOSITIONS SUITABLE FOR THE TREATMENT OF ORAL CAVITY MALODOR ASSOCIATED WITH SMOKING A TOBACCO PRODUCT

(WO2007016619) 08.02.2007 A61Q 11/00 WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
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.
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CATALYST SYSTEM FOR DENTAL COMPOSITIONS

(WO2007016508) 08.02.2007 A61K 6/083 DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC.
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.
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HYBRID HEAT EXCHANGER

(WO2007016422) 08.02.2007 F28F 3/08 RECURRENT ENGINEERING, LLC
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 f...
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SULFONIUM INITIATORS, PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION AND USE IN CATIONIC POLYMERIZABLE COMPOSITIONS

(WO2007016295) 08.02.2007 C08L 71/02 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
The invention relates to an initiator comprising at least one structural element characterized by the following formula (I) wherein X - is a non or low coordinating anion, R1, R2, R3, R4 are independently linear, cyclic or branched C1 - C20 alkyl or alkylene groups, wherein one or more of the methylene groups contained in the alkyl or alkylene group can be substituted by - CO-, -CONH-, -CON (CH3)-, -S- and/or -0-, and wherein R1 , R2, R3 and/or R4 can act as a bridging element connecting two or more structural elements. The invention is also related to a process of producing the initiator and to a curable composition comprising the initiator, a process for producing the curable composition a kit comprising a cationically curable composition ...
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ORAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING NON-AGGREGATED ZINC NANOPARTICLES

(WO2007013937) 01.02.2007 A61K 8/27 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
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.
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TOOTHPASTE COMPOSITION FOR TOOTH WHITENING

(WO2007013735) 01.02.2007 A61K 8/22 AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION
The present invention relates to a toothpaste composition having tooth whitening effect, and more specifically, to a toothpaste composition which contains hydrogen peroxide, as peroxide releasing oxygen free radicals for the whitening effect, and silica with reduced contents of metal ions, to overcome the difficulty in long-term storage due to the release of oxygen free radicals resulting from degradation of peroxide by metal ions released from other components in the composition, and unsatisfactory tooth whitening effect. The toothpaste composition of the present invention does not release oxygen free radicals during storage, and so has excellent preservativeness and sustained tooth whitening effect.
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GEL AND MEDICAL MATERIAL COMPOSED OF SUCH GEL

(WO2007013624) 01.02.2007 C08H 1/00 National University Corporation Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Disclosed is a gel useful as a medical material. Specifically disclosed is a gel having, as a supporting structure, a crosslinked collagen composed of a plurality of collagen molecules which are crosslinked by a crosslinking group having a repeating unit represented by the formula (I) below. [Chemical formula 1] (I) [In the formula (I), R1 and R2 independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; R3 represents a carboxyl group, a derivative group of a carboxyl group reactive with an amino group or a hydroxyl group, or a group represented by the following formula (II): [Chemical formula 2] (II) (wherein * represents a portion bonded with a collagen molecule); R4, R5 and R6 independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a di...
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ORAL CARE COMPOSITION

(WO2007012080) 25.01.2007 A61K 9/68 JOHN I. HAAS, INC.
The invention generally relates to oral care compositions containing natural tree resins or acids or derivatives thereof, which inhibit undesirable bacteria that are known to cause dental caries, gingivitis and other periodontal diseases.
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DENTAL CURING LIGHT HAVING A SHORT WAVELENGTH LED AND A FLUORESCING LENS FOR CONVERTING SHORT WAVELENGTH LIGHT TO CURING WAVELENGTHS AND RELATED METHOD

(WO2007011850) 25.01.2007 A61C 1/00 ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC.
A dental curing light (100) includes a body (102), one or more LEDs (108) 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 (110) 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 (102) comprises an elongate wand having a proximal end (104) and distal end (106). The LEDs (108) may be disposed at or near the distal end (106) of the elongate wand.
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SYNOVIAL CELL PROLIFERATION INHIBITOR

(WO2007010946) 25.01.2007 A61K 31/453 National University Corporation Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Disclosed is a synovial cell proliferation inhibitor which does not induce apoptosis or immunosuppression and can inhibit the proliferation of a synovial cell. Also disclosed is a pharmaceutical composition or therapeutic method which can treat a disease involving the synovial cell proliferation without reducing the resistance against a infection. A synovial cell proliferation inhibitor comprising at least one of flavopiridol (IUPAC name: alvocidib), which is a compound of the structural formula (1), and a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof as an active ingredient; a pharmaceutical composition comprising at least the synovial cell proliferation inhibitor; and a therapeutic method comprising at least administering the synovial cell pro...
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DENTAL PROSTHESIS

(WO2007010338) 25.01.2007 A61C 13/00 BOZDEMIR, Adnan
The method for producing ceramic coping of the present invention comprises the following steps: (i) covering a tooth model with at least one layer of plastic; (ii) coating a plastic covered tooth model from step (i) with fused alumina gel and letting it dry to form a ceramic coping in green state; (iii) sintering the ceramic coping in green state from step (ii) at a temperature from 950 to 12000C; (iv) coating the ceramic coping from step (iii) with crystal powder; (v) crystal hardening the crystal powder coated ceramic coping from step (iv) at a temperature up to 11800C. Then, the finished ceramic coping - crystal hardened ceramic coping can be coated with an outer aesthetic layer to form a dental prosthesis.
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METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYDROXYAPATITE PARTICLES, IN PARTICULAR SUBNANODISPERSE HYDROXYAPATITE PARTICLES IN A MATRIX

(WO2007009477) 25.01.2007 A61L 27/46 LISOPHARM AG
This invention relates generally to a preparation of bone repair compositions, and more special refers to a novel technology in preparing a matrix building polymer i.e. collagen with inclusions of hydroxyapatite particles as biomaterial for medical applications. In this composition that consists of hydroxyapatite particles embedded in a matrix at least 50% nm. Said composition is suitable as bone implant material, dental cement and for applications in wound healing.
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FRAGRANCE ARTIFICIAL FLOWER

(WO2007007974) 18.01.2007 A41G 1/00 KIM, duckhoan
The fragrance artificial flower of this invention takes an artificial flower combines it with a scent container(?) which includes a perfume capsule(5), needle(4), absorbent cloth(3) and scent container cover(2), so that during storage and retail processes, the effusion of the scent is blocked, but it may be opened when required to bring out the scent, by combining a scent container in between the flower bud and the stem. Scent container composes of the outer walls and the center column. A center column is placed so as to connect the flower bud to the stem in the center of the outer walls and the outer walls is of a thin and soft material, so that when the outer walls is pressed, it's touched the center column. A perfume capsule(5) is pl...
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NOVEL USE OF PROCESSED PRODUCT OF BLUEBERRY LEAF

(WO2007007781) 18.01.2007 A23L 1/30 JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
Disclosed are a hepatitis C virus production inhibitor and a cell proliferation inhibitor against a cancer cell (hepatic cancer cell, leukemia cell) or a cell infected with a cancer-inducible virus which comprises a processed product of a blueberry leaf as an active ingredient. Also disclosed is a pharmaceutical composition or food composition comprising the hepatitis C virus production inhibitor or the cell proliferation inhibitor as an active ingredient. The inhibitors and pharmaceutical and food compositions comprise a natural plant- derived ingredient, and therefore produce less adverse side effects, can be ingested for a prolonged period of time, and can exert an excellent inhibitory effect on the hepatitis C virus production or on the ...
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ARTICLES

(WO2007007033) 18.01.2007 B65D 75/32 RECKITT BENCKISER N.V.
Packaging (1) for a cleaning tablet comprises a wrapper (10) for enclosing a cleaning tablet (3). When loaded with one or more tablets (3), the packaging measures at least 40mm in a first dimension and at least 30mm in a second dimension which extends substantially perpendicularly to the first dimension. Thus, the packaging (1) can not fit in a child's mouth. Also provided are packaged products using such packaging .
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MOUTH-HYGIENE MEANS FOR CLEANING A TOOTH BRIDGE

(WO2007006741) 18.01.2007 A46B 5/02 SHIRZADI, Houtan
The invention relates to a tooth cleaning device, in particular for cleaning a tooth bridge, comprising a grasping device (5, 6) for handling the device and a brush device (1, 2, 3) which is connectable to said grasping device (5, 6) and consists of at least one central wire core (1) to which cleaning bristles are fixed and of a carrier section (2), wherein the two ends of the central wire core (1) are fixedly pressed to the carrier section (2) of the mouth- cleaning means in such a way that the central wire core (1) is shaped in the form of a cleaning-stable arc.
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CONNECTING PROFILED ELEMENT FOR CONNECTING SHEET PILES TO CARRIER ELEMENTS, AND COMBINED-BULK HEAD COMPRISING SAID TYPE OF CONNECTING PROFILED ELEMENT

(WO2007006567) 18.01.2007 E02D 5/08 PILEPRO LLC
The invention relates to a connecting profile (10) having a constant transversal section which is used to connect the sheet piles (14) to carrier elements (12). The connecting profile (10) comprises a central bar (16) whereon a connection profile (20) (12) which is to be connected to the carrier element (12), and a lock profile (22) which is used to hang a lock (44) of the sheet piles (14), is formed. The lock profile (22) comprises a supporting strip (32) which protrudes from the central bar (16) and a hooked strip (34) which also protrudes from the central bar (16). The supporting strip (32) of the lock profile (22) extends at least approximately at a right angle from the central bar (16), when the hooked strip (34) comprises a transition...
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VOICE ALERT FOR DENTISTRY APPLICATION

(WO2007005028) 11.01.2007 A61C 1/02 DISCUS DENTAL IMPRESSIONS, INC.
A control system having a built-in voice alert system for alerting a dental professional of the time, depth or stage in a dental procedure. The dental procedure may include a dental restoration, dental whitening and root canal procedure. The control system may also include a headphone or other private listening device, for example, so that only the dental professional alone will receive the voice alert. In one aspect, the private listening device may be a wireless listening device such as a wireless radio frequency device or an infrared device.
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IRON

(WO2007004779) 11.01.2007 D06F 75/30 LEE, Jung-Min
Disclosed is an iron having a soleplate capable of easily pleating cloth, as well as ironing the cloth. The iron 10 includes a soleplate 13 and a body positioned on the soleplate and having a switch 12 and a handle 11 installed thereon. A connecting plate 14, which is provided with operating spaces 16 formed on front and rear surfaces thereof, is fixed to a bottom of the body. Guides 15 are formed on the front and rear surfaces, opposite to the operating spaces. The soleplate 13 provided with a space 19 corresponding to the guides 15 is assembled to the guides 15 using fastening bolts 20, which is inserted into a spring 21. The heat coils 17 serving as a heat source are built in the connecting plate 14 and the soleplate 13, respectively. Th...
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PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION AND BEVERAGE COMPOSITION COMPRISING L- ARGININE

(WO2007004523) 11.01.2007 A61P 25/28 Tokyo Medical and Dental University
A pharmaceutical composition and a beverage composition comprising the following three components (A), (B) and (C): (A) L-arginine or a salt thereof; (B) caffeine or a salt thereof; and (C) at least one substance selected from the group consisting of vitamin C or a derivative thereof, vitamin E or a derivative thereof and folic acid or a salt thereof. The compositions show an effect of L-arginine even at a low L-arginine content, and therefore can be suitably used for the prevention, amelioration and/or treatment of at least one disease selected from the group consisting of arteriosclerosis, angiectasia, hyperlipemia, climacteric disorder, diabetes, angina pectoris, hypertension, erectile dysfunction, thrombosis, immunodeficiency, dementia,...
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ORAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING DIMETHICONE COPOLYOL

(WO2007003385) 11.01.2007 A61K 31/695 GLAXO GROUP LIMITED
Oral compositions comprising silicone polyols are described for lubricating and hydrating the buccal cavity and are of benefit in alleviating the symptoms of xerostomia (dry mouth).
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COFFEE COLA BEVERAGE COMPOSITION

(WO2007002062) 04.01.2007 A23L 2/38 THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
A coffee cola beverage composition comprising soluble coffee solids in the range of 0.05% w/v to 0.50% w/v. The beverage may be full calorie, reduced calorie or no calorie, sweetened with natural sweeteners, artificial sweeteners, or combinations thereof. The use of soluble coffee solids in this range produces a product with pleasant coffee aroma, a delicious coffee/cola flavor blend, smooth mouth feel and a foamy yet manageable head.
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