|| List of recent Capsule-related patents
|Capsulotomy device with suction cup compression chamber|
A surgical device and procedure are provided for smoothly and easily accessing tissue to perform microsurgery, including a capsulotomy of a lens capsule of an eye. The device includes a handpiece with a tip for insertion into an incision in the cornea of the eye.
|Methods for effectively and rapidly desensitizing allergic patients|
Methods and compositions for delivering antigens to the lymphatic system in doses that desensitize patients to future exposure to antigens have been developed. Rapid desensitization is achieved by introducing small quantities of antigen into the lymphatic system.
|Optical capsule and spectroscopic method for treating and diagnosing the intestinal tract|
A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating disorders or other diseases, disorders or conditions (e.g., bleeding, ischemic or necrotic tissue, and presence of certain chemicals or substances) of the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract and sensing optical characteristics as the capsule passes through. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for tracking a capsule's location along the length of an intestinal tract as various treatment and/or sensing modalities are employed.
|Methods of forming a poruous insulator, and related methods of forming semiconductor device structures|
Semiconductor devices with porous insulative materials are disclosed. The porous insulative materials may include a consolidated material with voids dispersed therethrough.
A coffee capsule is configured to receive roasted and ground coffee and is suitable for preparing an espresso beverage using pressurised hot water in an espresso machine. It includes a capsule part and a membrane attached thereto.
|Synthesis and use of polyhydroxyalkanoate (pha) nanocapsules as a protein carrier|
A method of synthesizing pha nanocapsules as a protein carrier, particularly, the synthesis of pha nanocapsules synthesized by a modified precipitation/solvent evaporation technique with neutralization. Specifically, the method comprises the steps of sonicating a first solution comprising a triblock pha copolymer, stirring the first solution into a second solution to give a third solution, the second solution containing a protein, and the second solution being acidic.
|Direct compression formulation and process|
Dipeptidylpeptidase iv inhibitor (herein referred to as dpp-iv) that may be 98.5-100% pure is a high-dose drug capable of direct compressed with specific excipients into sold form dosage forms, such as tablets and capsules having desired, hardness, disintegrating ability and acceptable dissolution characteristics. Dpp-iv is not inherently compressible and thus present formulation problems.
|System and method for differentially timed local delivery of a combination pharmaceutical preparation for oral therapy|
The present invention is directed to a system and method for treating oral diseases in a subject. This method comprises the following steps; diagnosing the subject, and choosing one or a combination of medications, their dosing and desired time course and then delivering the medications to the desired site in the periodontal pocket by administering a plurality of microcapsules, capsules, the microcapsules comprising one or more pharmaceutical agent(s) that are released in a predetermined manner and in accordance with the pathophysiology of the targeted disease..
|Formulation for retinoid-containing soft gelatin capsules|
A new pharmaceutical formulation for retinoid-containing soft gelatin capsules is disclosed. The new formulation comprises a soft gelatin capsule filled with a fill mass comprising a retinoid as an active ingredient, a natural vegetable oil, a partially hydrogenated natural vegetable oil and medium chain triglycerides.
|Encapsulaton of high temperature molten salts|
The present disclosure relates to a method of encapsulating microcapsules containing relatively high temperature phase change materials and the microcapsules so produced. The microcapsules are coated with an inorganic binder, film former and an inorganic filler.
|Machine for assembling, filling and sealing portioned beverage capsules|
The machine for assembling, filling and sealing capsules for portioned beverages comprises a station for loading the capsules to be assembled, a station for unloading the assembled, filled and sealed capsules, a plurality of processing stations comprising at least one station for metering a product into the capsules and at least one station for sealing the capsules filled with the product, and an intermittent conveyor for conveying the capsules sequentially along a feed path to the unloading station through the processing stations, the feed path having at least a first stretch which extends along a first lateral longitudinal side of the machine and at least a second stretch which extends along a second lateral longitudinal side of the machine opposite the first lateral side.. .
|Treatment compositions comprising microcapsules, primary or secondary amines, and formaldehyde scavengers|
The need for a treatment composition which provides a pleasant odour to a treated situs, particularly one having a long-lasting woody, floral, fruity or citrus character, and which does not discolour over time, is met by formulating the treatment composition with microcapsules comprising a microcapsule wall formed from cross-linked formaldehyde, and a core comprising an aldehyde or ketone containing perfume, in combination with a formaldehyde scavenger which does not complex with the aldehyde and/or ketone and amine, to form complexes that result in discoloration.. .
|Robust laser cutting methods for ophthalmic surgery|
A method and apparatus for performing ophthalmic laser surgery using a pulsed laser beam is provided. The method includes establishing an initial cutting pattern comprising a plurality of original photodisruption points, establishing an enhanced cutting pattern comprising a plurality of enhanced photodisruption points selected to decrease potential adverse effects due to patient movement and having increased density over a fixed area as compared with the plurality of original photodisruption points, and performing an ocular surgical procedure according to the enhanced cutting pattern.
|Buccal, polar and non-polar spray or capsule containing drugs for treating metabolic disorders|
Buccal aerosol sprays or capsules using polar and non-polar solvent have now been developed which provide biologically active compounds for rapid absorption through the oral mucosa, resulting in fast onset of effect. The buccal polar compositions of the invention comprise formulation i: aqueous polar solvent, active compound, and optional flavoring agent; formulation ii; aqueous polar solvent, active compound, optionally flavoring agent, and propellant; formulation iii: non-polar solvent, active compound, and optional flavoring agent; and formulation iv: non-polar solvent, active compound, optional flavoring agent, and propellant..
|Methods and systems for acoustic data transmission|
A method of communicating with an ingestible capsule includes detecting the location of the ingestible capsule, focusing a multi-sensor acoustic array on the ingestible capsule, and communicating an acoustic information exchange with the ingestible capsule via the multi-sensor acoustic array. The ingestible capsule includes a sensor that receives a stimulus inside the gastrointestinal tract of an animal, a bidirectional acoustic information communications module that transmits an acoustic information signal containing information from the sensor, and an acoustically transmissive encapsulation that substantially encloses the sensor and communications module, wherein the acoustically transmissive encapsulation is of ingestible size.
A capsule suspension formulation comprising microencapsulated pendimethalin comprising a herbicidally effective amount of pendimethalin being encapsulated within a polymeric wall, said polymeric wall being in-situ formed by an interfacial polymerization reaction occurring between a first phase dispersed in a second phase, at least one of said first and second phases being characterized in comprising a pre-defined amount of at least one alkali or alkaline earth metal salt of an organic acid; and a herbicidally effective amount of a second herbicide.. .
|Liquid flow control and beverage preparation apparatuses, methods and systems|
Apparatuses, methods and systems for liquid flow control and beverage preparation are disclosed. The apparatuses, methods and systems of the present invention include liquid flow control and beverage preparation capsules, pods, cartridges, pouches, systems, and modules for controlling and directing flow streams of liquid through a beverage preparation process.
|Capsule part for a coffee capsule|
A coffee capsule which contains a capsule part is configured to receive roasted and ground coffee and is suitable for preparing an espresso beverage using pressurized hot water in an espresso machine. The capsule part is a frustoconical plastics part with a conical side wall and an outwardly protruding peripheral flange integrally formed on the large frustoconical diameter.
|Facile route to the synthesis of resorcinarene nanocapsules|
Described is a direct method for the fabrication of resorcinarene nanocapsules by photopolymerization of compounds of formula (i), such as resorcinarene tetraalkene tetrathiol (rtatt), in the absence of any template or preorganization. Further, by varying the polymerization media, a variety of other polymeric architectures like lattices, fibrous networks, and nanoparticles were obtained.
A headphone device including a driver unit, and an ear-hook hanger of a loop shape that is integrated with the driver unit and supports an entire circumference of an ear capsule is provided.. .
|Method and apparatus for beverage capsule storage|
A beverage capsule storage apparatus and method of use is described. Embodiments of the beverage capsule storage apparatus are typically comprised substantially of a resilient foam panel having a rectangular shape.
|Presentation case for transporting, storing and displaying presentation material|
A presentation capsule is provided for the display, transport and protection of a2 or a3 sized documents including: a rigid body including at least two body portions configured for opening and closing in locking engagement with each other; a handle portion having different material to the body and formed into and extending from the body; a base also being of different material to the body and formed into and extending from the body; wherein, in combination, the handle portion and base are configured for self-supporting the case on a surface without contact of the body with the surface.. .
|Methods of manufacturing cigarettes and filter subassemblies with squeezable flavor capsule|
A cigarette filter subassembly is manufactured from a filter member having absorbent material encased within an outer cover. A plunger is passed axially through the absorbent material such that a pointed leading end of the plunger displaces the absorbent material radially outwardly against the cover to form a liner of compressed absorbent material along the cover's inside surface.
|Capsule, system, and method for preparing a beverage|
The capsule according to the invention consists of a capsule body having a side wall and having a base which is integral with the side wall. The capsule comprises a lid that covers the capsule body in order to form a closed chamber, wherein said chamber contains a substance for preparing a beverage.
|Hardware and file system agnostic mechanism for achieving capsule support|
Methods and apparatus relating to a hardware and file system agnostic mechanism for achieving capsule support are described. In one embodiment, content associate with a capsule are stored in a non-volatile memory prior to a cold reset.
|System and method of performing femtosecond laser accomodative capsulotomy|
Disclosed is a system and method for making a first incision in an anterior capsule of a capsular bag, the first incision being less than or equal to approximately 3.5 mm in diameter and making a second incision in the anterior capsule, the second incision being less than or equal to approximately 3.0 mm in diameter. The first incision and the second incision are positioned off-center from a center portion of the anterior capsule.
The invention provides aromatherapy devices that may be used to break a capsule containing a desired aromatic liquid, and then control the release of the aroma as the volatile aromatic liquid evaporates. The devices may be used, for example, in aromatherapy, including to control nausea or to mask unpleasant scents..
|Oral dosage forms with therapeutically active agents in controlled release cores and immediate release gelatin capsule coats|
The present invention relates to oral dosage form with active agents in controlled release cores and in immediate release gelatin capsule coats.. .
|Dopamine nanocapsules and uses thereof|
The present invention provides a sonochemical irradiation-based method for the preparation of polydopamine (pda) nanocapsules having reduced wall thickness and uniform size distribution, which may further comprise at least one payload; nanocapsules obtained by this method; and compositions thereof. Such compositions may be formulated for different purposes, e.g., as pharmaceutical compositions for various therapeutic or diagnostic purposes..
|Formulations for paddy rice fields|
The present invention relates to microcapsules, formulations comprising such microcapsules and to methods of combating phytopathogenic pests in paddy rice fields based on such microcapsules.. .
|Effects of probiotics on humans and animals under environmental or biological changes|
A dry, stable and viable probiotic composition comprising, a probiotic microorganism and a dried plant powder, with the proviso that said composition is not a blended mixture of at least one biologically pure pediococcus acidilactici probiotic culture and dried tomato powder at a weight ratio of 1:4 encapsulated in an effective amount in a gelatin capsule.. .
|Agent containing microcapsules|
The application relates to cosmetic agents, cleaning agents, and fabric treatment agents containing a combination of at least two different microcapsules as well as to methods for releasing active substances from said microcapsules when using said agents.. .
|Method and treatment element blank for the production of a treatment element for a screw machine|
In a method for the production of a treatment element for a screw machine, a treatment element core of a first metal material is arranged in an inner space of a capsule of a hot isostatic pressing installation so that a contoured annular space is formed between a capsule wall and a treatment element core. The annular space is filled with a powder of a second metal material so as to produce an anti-wear layer.
|Method and system for producing calibrated microcapsules|
The present invention relates to a method for producing microcapsules having a calibrated diameter and at least one parameter characteristic of the mechanical properties of an equally calibrated microcapsule, characterized in that the method includes the steps of: producing microcapsules by means of injection into a microsystem (10) of three fluids (f1, f2, f3); deforming the microcapsules by means generating a flow within a capillary tube (20); observing and acquiring the outline of at least one deformed microcapsule observed by an optical acquisition means (30); comparing the acquired outline with outlines from a collection of reference microcapsule outlines; determining the diameter and said at least one parameter characteristic of the mechanical properties of the observed microcapsule; and modifying the flow rates (q1, q2, and/or q3) of the fluids (f1, f2, f3). The present invention also relates to a system for producing calibrated microcapsules..
|In-mould labelled capsule for beverage preparation|
The present invention concerns a beverage preparation capsule (11) defining a closed chamber for enclosing a mass of soluble and/or extractable food material, for use in a beverage preparation machine, comprising: (i) a capsule body with side walls (12), a bottom wall (13) open with a dispensing opening (14), said capsule body walls comprising an injection-moulded oil-based or biomass-based thermoplastic material, which is not a gas-barrier material, (ii) a gas and moisture impermeable top membrane (15), pierceable by injection means (n) of the machine which are adapted to inject an extraction liquid under pressure inside said chamber, and (iii) a gas and moisture impermeable bottom membrane (16) sealed inside the capsule body near the bottom wall (13), (iv) means (18) adapted to open said chamber by relative engagement with the bottom membrane under the effect of the liquid pressure increase in the chamber during injection of said liquid, characterized in that the inside or outside surface of the capsule body is at least partially covered by a gas-, and optionally moisture-, impermeable label (20) permanently attached by in-mould labelling to said capsule body wall, said label having a tridimensional shape such that the labelled capsule is gas and moisture tight.. .
|Washing capsule for providing a washing composition to a machine|
The present invention provides a washing capsule for providing a washing composition to a machine, the capsule comprising a solid tablet of a first washing composition and at least one rigid water-soluble shell fixed directly to the solid tablet to define a cavity between the shell and the tablet, the cavity containing a liquid or gel of a second washing composition. A method of producing the capsule is also provided..
|Smokeless tobacco composition|
A smokeless tobacco product configured for insertion into the mouth of a user of the product is provided, the tobacco product including a water-permeable pouch containing a tobacco formulation, the tobacco formulation including a tobacco material and a plurality of microcapsules dispersed within the tobacco material, the plurality of microcapsules including an outer shell encapsulating an internal payload. The internal payload may include an additive such as water, flavorants, binders, colorants, ph adjusters, buffering agents, fillers, disintegration aids, humectants, antioxidants, oral care ingredients, preservatives, additives derived from herbal or botanical sources, and mixtures thereof.
|Apparatus, system and method for providing image-guided in-vivo biopsy with at least one capsule|
An exemplary apparatus for obtaining a tissue sample(s) within a luminal anatomical structure can be provided. For example, an imaging first arrangement can be configured to generate an image of a portion(s) of the luminal anatomical structure, and a second arrangement can be configured to extract the tissue sample(s) based on the image.
|Position detection device, capsule endoscope system, and computer readable recording medium|
A position detection device includes: a region acquiring unit that acquires a region where at least two of spheres with receiving antennas as centers and distances between each receiving antenna and a capsule endoscope as radii overlap with one another; an orientation estimating unit that estimates orientations of the capsule endoscope at points in the region based on positional relationships between the points and the receiving antennas, and received strength of signals received by the receiving antennas; and a position determination unit that determines the position of the capsule endoscope based on the positions of the points and the orientations, wherein the position determination unit calculates theoretical values of the received strength at the points, acquires measured values of the received strength at the receiving antennas, and detects a point having a minimum error between the theoretical value and the measured value as the position of the capsule endoscope.. .
|Computer-implemented system and method for determining the position of a remote object|
The invention provides methods and systems for determining the position of a remote object such as an in vivo medical device such as capsule or probe within a medical patient. Integrated computer and computer executable remote permanent magnetic dipole position and orientation detection system monitors remote object movement.
Provided is a medical device including a self-propelled capsule endoscope that is propelled through the inside of a body by vibration of a fin portion and a capsule controller that controls self-propulsion of the capsule endoscope from the outside of the body, the medical device being capable of precisely controlling the moving direction of the capsule endoscope easily. This medical device (1) includes: a capsule endoscope (2) in which a magnet (21) having a magnetization direction in an axial direction is mounted and a fin portion (2b) is provided at a rear end in the axial direction of an endoscope main body (2a), and which can be self-propelled through the inside of a body; and a capsule controller (3) which controls self-propulsion of the capsule endoscope (2) from the outside of the body by generating a static magnetic field whose direction is controlled three-dimensionally, and an alternating magnetic field orthogonal to the static magnetic field.
|Brachytherapy source assembly|
An embodiment of the present disclosure is directed to a brachytherapy source assembly including a guiding wire and a brachytherapy capsule located at a distal end of the guiding wire. The capsule includes a chamber defined by a wall for holding a radioactive source.
|Optical sorting method|
The invention describes a method for isolating one or more genetic elements encoding a gene product having a desired activity, comprising the steps of: (a) compartmentalising genetic elements into microcapsules; (b) expressing the genetic elements to produce their respective gene products within the microcapsules; (c) sorting the genetic elements which produce the gene product having the desired activity using a change in the optical properties of the genetic elements. The invention enables the in vitro evolution of nucleic acids and proteins by repeated mutagenesis and iterative applications of the method of the invention..
|Stabilizing additives for thermochromic pigments|
A microencapsulation process is improved by adding a stabilizing agent that contains one or more catalytic organo-metal oxide materials, such as metal soaps. This functions as a crosslinker by causing unsaturated bonds in the microcapsule walls to react, thereby stabilizing the microcapsules against the effects of additives to coatings that, otherwise, degrade the functionality of thermochromic or photochromic materials at the microcapsule core..
|Aqueous formulation for dispensing as a spray polymeric microcapsules containing at least one active ingredient|
An aqueous formulation for dispensing as a spray polymeric microcapsules containing at least one active ingredient, the aqueous formulation comprising: (i) water; (ii) polymeric microcapsules having an oil-soluble core containing the at least one active ingredient; (iii) a cross linked acrylic acid co-polymer; (iv) a neutralising amine for activating the cross linked acrylic acid copolymer to form a gel suspension for the polymeric microcapsules whereby the polymeric microcapsules are suspended in the water; (v) a chelant for protecting the aqueous formulation against destabilisation by excessive metal ions; and (vi) an inhibitor for inhibiting bacterial growth in the water.. .