|| List of recent Gel-related patents
|Monoclonal antibody against interferon-gamma (ifn-gamma) inducing factor (ifig, il-18)|
A protein which induces the ifn-γ production by immunocompetent cells and has a molecular weight of 19,000±5,000 daltons on sds-page or gel filtration method and a pi of 4.8±1.0 on chromatofocusing. The protein is isolated from mouse liver and can be purified by a monoclonal antibody specific to it.
|Method for providing modified cement compositions, dry mortars and cement-free mixtures|
The present invention relates to methods for providing modified cement compositions having increased slip resistance and/or a decreased setting time in comparison to cement compositions comprising from 1 to 10 weight percent redispersible polymer powder (rdp) and water soluble cellulose ether in a specific amount from 0.1 to 1.0 weight percent, based on the total dry weight of said composition. Also provided are dry mortars comprising cement, rdp, water soluble cellulose ether and one or more additives selected from gelatin, bentonite and combinations thereof for use in such methods, and cement-free mixtures comprising water soluble cellulose ether and one or more additives selected from gelatin, bentonite and combinations thereof which may be added to cement binder for use a for use in such methods..
|In situ crosslinking hydrogel comprising gamma-polyglutamic acid and method for producing the same|
Disclosed are a biodegradable, biocompatible hydrogel that can be used for sealants of suppressing the leakage of blood or air during surgical operation, tissue adhesives, anti-adhesive agents and drug delivery carriers, and a method for producing the same. .
|Nanoparticle assembly, preparation thereof, and active material delivering composite comprising the same|
Provided are a nanoparticle assembly including a dna hydrogel and gold nanoparticles, methods of preparing thereof, and an active material delivering composite including the same. The nanoparticle assembly has an excellent biocompatibility, an ability to prevent an accumulation of the nanoparticle assembly in a body, and is capable of being used to provide physical and chemical treatment..
|Extended release tablet formulation containing pramipexole or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof|
An extended release tablet formulation comprising pramipexole or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in a matrix comprising at least one water swelling polymer other than pregelatinized starch.. .
|Stable formulations of antiplatelet agents, omega-3 fatty acids and amylose in soft gelatin capsules|
The invention discloses stable formulations of acetylsalicylic acid or salts thereof, omega-3 fatty acids and amylose in soft gelatin capsules.. .
|Compositions for minimizing skin imperfections|
Disclosed herein are compositions comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, a silicone material comprising concave and/or annular particles; hydrophobic silica aerogel particles; fillers chosen from platelet type fillers and silica particles other than hydrophobic silica aerogel particles; a fatty substance chosen from fatty alcohols and fatty acids; an emulsifying agent and a thickening agent, wherein the silica material, hydrophobic silica aerogel particles and fillers are present in a total amount of greater than 4% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition. Also disclosed herein is a process for reducing the visibility of imperfections on skin, comprising applying the composition onto the skin..
|Sustained releasing pharmaceutical composition|
The present invention relates to a formulation made from a chitosan, a gelatin, and a phosphate salt can provide a sustained release/maintenance of a therapeutic agent, wherein the phosphate salt is selected from the group consisting of disodium phosphate and ammonium hydrogen phosphate.. .
|Artist's palette accessory and paint storage system|
This palette accessory and paint storage system keeps oil paint fresh and pliable for weeks at room temperature. A linear paint tray, upon which daubs of paint are placed, is stored inside an airtight tube.
|Prefabricated, self-contained gel electrophoresis module|
An electrophoresis system is provided. The system includes a buffer chamber box having a front surface.
|Kit for co-purification and concentration of dna and proteins using isotachophoresis|
A kit for separating and concentrating nucleic acid and protein targets includes labeled reagents which affect simultaneous co-purification and concentration of a nucleic acid and a protein, a gel isotachophoresis separation unit to which a sample comprising the nucleic acid and the protein is added, a detection unit for the detection of the presence of the nucleic acid and the protein, and instructions for use. The gel electrophoresis includes a gel box having a negative electrode side and a positive electrode side, the negative electrode side being filled with a first buffer comprising 2-hydroxy-n-(tris(hydroxymethyl)methyl)-3-aminopropanesulfonic acid buffer and the positive electrode side being filled with a second buffer being different than the first buffer.
|Free-standing microfluidic gel electrophoresis devices and methods|
Provided are devices that include a support, a free-standing polymeric separation medium associated with the support and configured to separate a sample along a directional axis, and a sample-loading element associated with the polymeric separation medium. Systems that include the devices, as well as methods of using the devices, are also provided.
|Faster resistive-pulse sensing together with physical and mechanical characterization of particles and cells|
A method for multiplex characterization of individual particles by their size, shape, mechanical properties (deformability), and chemical affinity to recognition agents. The analysis can be performed from concentrated solutions.
|Active material for counter-electrode, method for preparing same, solar cell counter-electrode using active material for counter-electrode and preparation method thereof|
Disclosed is an active material for a counter-electrode. The material comprises a carbon aerogel and platinum loaded on the carbon aerogel, the platinum having a mass content of 1% to 5% in the active material for a counter-electrode.
|Bio-oil upgrading process|
A method for upgrading pyrolysis oil into a hydrocarbon fuel involves obtaining a quantity of pyrolysis oil, separating the pyrolysis oil into an organic phase and an aqueous phase, and then upgrading the organic phase into a hydrocarbon fuel by reacting the organic phase with hydrogen gas using a catalyst. The catalyst used in the reaction includes a support material, an active metal and a zirconia promoter material.
|Low volume intragastric device|
The teachings are directed to an intragastric device comprising a flexible and expandable bladder having a predetermined shape upon expansion for contacting the antrum of the stomach of a subject. The device is designed to avoid passage of any part of the device beyond the pylorus and lower esophageal sphincter while the bladder is expanded during use.
|Hydrogel adapted for treatment of acute dermal wounds|
The present invention provides compositions and methods useful in the treatment of wounds, particularly in reducing or preventing scar formation, particularly hypertrophic scar or keloid formation. The invention thus further provides methods of treatment, including methods useful in hypertrophic scar or keloid revision as well as prophylactic, scar inhibiting methods..
|Ionic silicone hydrogels comprising pharmaceutical and/or neuticeutical components and having improved hydrolytic stability|
The present invention relates to ionic silicone hydrogel polymers displaying improved thermal stability. More specifically, the present invention relates to a polymer formed from reactive components comprising at least one silicone component and at least one ionic component comprising at least one anionic group.
|Testosterone gel and method of use|
The present invention relates to an improved transdermal hydroalcoholic testosterone gel formulation that provides, among other things, a desirable pharmacokinetic hormone profile, and methods of use.. .
|Tooth-friendly sugar confectionery|
The present invention relates to a tooth-friendly sugar confectionery based on a gelatin gel, which includes approximately 1 to approximately 15 weight % of gelatin, wherein the sugar confectionery includes trehalose and a resistant dextrin.. .
|Electrochemically generated antimicrobial sodium hydroxide solution|
The present invention provides a method for generating an enhanced electrolyzed alkaline water solution or hydrogel formulation containing a ph of approximately 12.5 and a sodium hydroxide concentration between 150 and 200 ppm having excellent sanitizing and disinfecting properties. The invention further provides methods to apply the sodium hydroxide solution as hard surface sanitizer and as a fogging medium for sanitizing stables, barns including poultry incubators as replacement of nowadays used chemical cleaning agents or in case of fumigation replacement of formaldehyde.
|Method for stabilizing an electrochemically generated sanitizing solution having a predetermined level of free available chlorine and ph|
The present invention provides a method for stabilizing free available chlorine solutions that are electrochemically generated utilizing one or more cylindrical electrolysis cells, which allows generation of hypochlorous acid (hocl) solutions with excellent sanitizing properties. The invention further provides methods to stabilize different concentrations of hypochlorous acid solutions with a ph value ranging from 4.0 to 7.5 and an redox oxidation potential between +700 and +1200 mv, as well methods to stabilize hydrogel formulations containing hypochlorous acid as the active ingredient..
|Method for preparing biocompatible small intestinal mucosa hydrogel capable of controlling in-vivo degradation period|
The present invention relates to a method for preparing a biocompatible small intestinal submucosa hydrogel with a controllable in-vivo degradation period, more particularly to a method for preparing a small intestinal submucosa hydrogel which is formed in a solution phase by forming chemical crosslinkages by solubilizing a biocompatible small intestinal submucosa powder and allows the degradation period of a gel formed during in-vivo injection by controlling the degree of crosslinking and a method for preparing a small intestine submucosa drug carrier or a small intestine submucosa support using the hydrogel.. .
|Modified hyaluronic acid polymer compositions and related methods|
The present application provides compositions comprising hyaluronic acid having low levels of functional group modification, mixtures formed by controlled reaction of such lightly modified hyaluronic acid with suitable difunctional or multi-functional crosslinkers, and hydrogel precursor compositions and the resulting hydrogels. The compositions are lightly cross-linked and possess low pro-inflammatory properties when injected in vivo, and can be used as, for example, medical devices, biomedical adhesives and sealants, and for localized delivery of bioactive agents, among other uses..
|Rapidly disintegrating gelatinous coated tablets|
The present invention relates to an improved gelatinous coated dosage form having two end regions coated with gelatinous materials and an exposed circumferential band. Openings are provided in at least the exposed band to reveal the core material.
|Zero liquid discharge method for high silica solutions|
Disclosed are zero liquid discharge (zld) processes that utilize naturally occurring or supplemental silicate in the water supply for removing magnesium and calcium hardness from aqueous alkaline streams in the form of a silica gel, thereby allowing separation of a low hardness supernant for recycling.. .
|Thermal break wall systems and thermal adjustable clip|
Exterior wall systems, cladding for same and components of such systems, including an adjustable clip for use in mounting cladding and a thermal block comprising a silica aerogel material.. .
|Multi-component non-biodegradable implant, a method of making and a method of implantation|
An implant comprising at least three components, namely, a solid hydrogel, a porous hydrogel adjacent to or surrounding the solid hydrogel (together considered “the hydrogel”), and a porous rigid base. The solid hydrogel and porous rigid base carry joint load, and the porous hydrogel layer and the porous rigid base allow for cellular migration into and around the implant.
|Method for the preparation of composite silica alcogels, aerogels and xerogels, apparatus for carrying out the method continuously, and novel composite silica alcogels, aerogels and xerogels|
The invention further provides novel composite silica alcogels, aerogels or xerogels obtainable by the method according to the invention.. .
|Method for rehydrating polysaccharide particles|
Tissue and other body structures may be protected using a hydrated composition made from free-flowing substantially collagen-free rehydratable polysaccharide particles and rehydratable polysaccharide sponges. Rehydration of the particles without clumping may be carried out be dispersing the particles in a biocompatible water-miscible polar dispersant such as ethanol and combining the dispersion with sufficient aqueous solvent for the particles to convert them to a cohesive hydrogel.
|Method and apparatus for chemical sensing using 2d photonic crystal arrays|
A chemical sensor comprising: a hydrogel layer, comprising one or more molecular recognition agents and a 2dpc self-assembling array; and a mirror layer. A method for analyzing a sample or bodily fluid, comprising: obtaining a sample or bodily fluid; placing an amount of the sample or bodily fluid onto a chemical sensor, comprising: a hydrogel layer, comprising a molecular recognition agent and a 2dpc self-assembling array; a tethering hydrogel layer; a mirror layer; and a membrane filter layer, allowing the bodily fluid to interact with the hydrogel layer; and allowing ambient or artificial light to pass through the hydrogel layer onto the mirror layer and observing a change in diffraction versus a control..
|Method for manufacturing in vitro vascularized tissue|
The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing an in vitro vascularized tissue, which enables obtaining the in vitro vascularized tissue by inducing in vitro angiogenesis in a tissue using vascular cells, for use in in vitro research of diseases in vascularized tissues and developing a treatment. The method for manufacturing the in vitro vascularized tissue comprises the steps of: supplying a hydrogel to cover the vascularized tissue cells; molding the same to form a supply hole, which is separated from the vascularized tissue cells, on the upper side of the hydrogel; and supplying vascular cells to the supply hole..
|Core-sheath fibers and methods of making and using same|
According to one aspect of the invention, multicomponent fiber are provided, which comprise (a) a polymeric core that comprises a core-forming polymer and (b) a polymeric sheath that comprises a sheath-forming polymer that is different than the core-forming polymer. Examples of core-forming polymers include, for instance, crosslinked polysiloxanes and thermoplastic polymers, among others.
|Confectionery products containing texturing agents|
The present invention relates to a confectionery product containing 60 to 90% w/w polydextrose and at least two texturing agents, preferably gelatin and xanthan gum and/or locust bean gum. More preferably the gummy confectionery product comprises polydextrose, gelatin, xanthan gum, locust bean gum and stevia..
|Co-encapsulation of live cells with oxygen-generating particles|
Microcapsules are described that comprise (a) a liquid aqueous or hydrogel core; (b) a semipermeable membrane surrounding said core; (c) live animal cells (e.g., pancreatic cells) in the core; and (d) oxygen-generating particles in said core, said oxygen-generating particles included in said microcapsules in an amount sufficient to lengthen the duration of viability of said animal cells in said microcapsules. Compositions comprising such microcapsules and uses thereof, such as in treating diabetes, are also described..
|Method of forming and the resulting membrane composition for surgical site preservation|
A method of forming and the resulting membrane composition for securement to a patient's bone or tissue to reduce the formation of tissue adhesions following a surgical procedure comprises a first component and a second component. The first component comprises a hydrogel including at least one crosslinked polymer.
|Porous nanostructured polyimide networks and methods of manufacture|
Porous three-dimensional networks of polyimide and porous three-dimensional networks of carbon and methods of their manufacture are described. For example, polyimide aerogels are prepared by mixing a dianhydride and a diisocyanate in a solvent comprising a pyrrolidone and acetonitrile at room temperature to form a sol-gel material and supercritically drying the sol-gel material to form the polyimide aerogel.
A fuser member having a substrate and a surface layer disposed on the substrate is described. The surface layer includes a polyimide aerogel having dispersed throughout a cross-linked fluoropolymer and a release agent wherein the release agent is a liquid at a temperature above about 100° c..
|Dried hydrogel, dried vitrigel membrane, and methods for producing the same|
A dried vitrigel membrane is produced by a method including the following steps of (1) a step of keeping a hydrogel in the inside of a wall surface mold with a shape the same as the desired shape disposed on a substrate, and discharging a part of free water within the hydrogel from a gap between the substrate and the wall surface mold; (2) a step of removing the wall surface mold from the top of the substrate; (3) a step of drying the hydrogel to remove the residual free water, thereby fabricating a vitrified dried hydrogel; (4) a step of rehydrating the dried hydrogel to fabricate a vitrigel membrane; and (5) a step of redrying the vitrigel membrane to remove free water, thereby fabricating a vitrified dried vitrigel membrane.. .
|Process for producing hydrogels|
The invention relates to a process for producing a hydrogel, which is performed in a reactor which has a body a which rotates about an axis of rotation and a metering system. A component comprising at least i) a soluble salt of an acidic or amphoteric oxygen-containing molecular anion and ii) a component comprising a precipitant are applied with the aid of the metering system to the surface of the rotating body a, such that a mixture of components i) and ii) flows over the surface of the rotating body a to an outer region of the surface of the rotating body a, the mixture leaves the surface and the ph of the mixture after leaving the surface of the body a is between 2 and 12.
|Composite thermal insulation system|
The invention relates to an insulated building wall comprising a composite thermal insulation system and an external building wall, where the composite thermal insulation system is affixed to the side of the building wall facing away from the building, the composite thermal insulation system comprising an at least two-layer thermal insulation cladding, with at least two layers each containing from 25 to 95% by weight of aerogel and from 0 to 75% by weight of inorganic fibres and from 0 to 70% by weight of inorganic fillers, wherein the layers of the thermal insulation cladding are joined to one another by means of an inorganic binder and the composite thermal insulation system has a gross calorific potential of less then 3 mj per kilogram.. .
|Aerogel/xerogel composite material amalgamated with single-walled carbon nanotubes for multipurpose usage|
An amalgam comprising a highly porous, carbon-enveloped structure, such as aerogel. The carbon dispersion within the aerogel substrate consists of sonicated (using ultrasonic cleanser) carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into the aerogel/xerogel through various techniques.
|Crosslinked gelatin support and support for controlled release of physiologically active substance using the same|
The present invention relates to a crosslinked gelatin support, in which a surface of a crosslinked gelatin is negatively charged and has a zeta potential in ethanol of from −3 to −50 mv, and a support for controlled release of a physiologically active substance, including: the crosslinked gelatin support; and a physiologically active substance adsorbed and retained on and/or inside the crosslinked gelatin support.. .
|Active small-molecule donkey-hide gelatin mixture and preparation method and application thereof|
An active small-molecule donkey-hide gelatin mixture and a preparation method and application thereof. The active small-molecule donkey-hide gelatin mixture is prepared by using the compound protease comprising the proline protease to perform the enzymatic hydrolysis on the donkey-hide gelatin juice to which no auxiliary material is added.
|Locally released growth factors to mediate motor recovery after stroke|
Methods of improving recovery of a mammal after an ischemic event (e.g., stroke) are provided. In various embodiments the methods involve administering a neural growth factor (e.g., bdnf) into the infarct (e.g., stroke) cavity in a biocompatible hydrogel formulation.
|Method for manufacturing in vitro vascularized tissue|
The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing an in vitro vascularized tissue, which enables obtaining the in vitro vascularized tissue by inducing in vitro angiogenesis in a tissue using vascular cells, for use in in vitro research of diseases in vascularized tissues and developing a treatment. The method for manufacturing the in vitro vascularized tissue comprises the steps of: supplying to a container for manufacturing tissue a hydrogel in which vascularized tissue cells are mixed; submerging a collection tip to which vascular cells are coupled into the hydrogel; hardening the hydrogel while the collection tip is submerged; and supplying a cell culture fluid to the upper side of the hydrogel..
|Lightweight gypsum wallboard|
A lightweight gypsum wallboard having a foamed gypsum core reinforced with pre-gelatinized, e.g., pre-gelled, starch and prepared by mixing an aqueous foam into a gypsum slurry comprising a source of calcined gypsum (commonly known as plaster of paris), pre-gelled starch and a lignosulfonate dispersant; allowing the so-formed gypsum slurry to set, and then drying the set gypsum core.. .
|Deep-sea fish oil capsule and its preparation method|
A deep-sea fish oil capsule includes contents and glue. The contents include following parts by weight of raw materials: deep-sea fish oil 160 parts by weights to 200 parts by weights; fish squalene 70 parts by weights to 90 parts by weights; soybean lecithin 10 parts by weights to 15 parts by weights; ginkgo extracts 7 parts by weights to 12 parts by weights; vitamin e 1 part by weights to 3 parts by weights; and beeswax 15 parts by weights to 30 parts by weights.
Improved compositions comprising a cross-linkable protein or polypeptide, and a non-toxic material which induces cross-linking of the cross-linkable protein. The compositions are optionally and preferably prepared in a non-phosphate buffer solvent.
|Reverse wedgelock device|
A reverse wedgelock device with multiple draw blocks disposed about a lead screw passing through the draw blocks, wherein the draw blocks may be compressed together and caused to displace about respective wedge surfaces upon tightening of the screw. Compression and displacement of the draw blocks can function to draw anchors associated with the draw blocks inward, which, when engaged with opposing objects, functions to draw the objects together..
|Play composition including crosslinkable binder|
Water based play compositions include a crosslinkable network polymer and a crosslinking system effective to crosslink the polymer. The crosslinking system is a water-soluble salt complex including a primary crosslinking agent, a secondary crosslinking agent, and a tertiary crosslinking agent.
|Superabsorbing polymers with rapid absorption properties and method for producing the same|
This invention relates to a method for producing a water-absorbing polymer, including the following steps: (i) mixing (α1) 0.1 to 99.999 wt % polymerizable, ethylenically unsaturated, acid-group-containing monomers; (α2) 0 to 70 wt % polymerized ethylenically unsaturated, monomers copolymerizable with (α1); (α3) 0.00 1 to 10 wt %, cross-linking agent(s); (α4) 0 to 30 wt % water-soluble polymers; and (α5) 0 to 20 wt % additive(s), wherein the total quantity by weight of (α1) to (α5) amounts to 100 wt %, (ii) radical polymerization while cross-linking, in order to form a hydrogel polymer, (iii) drying the hydrogel polymer, (iv) grinding and sifting the water-absorbing polymer, (v) surface post-cross-linking the hydrogel polymer, and (vi) drying and processing the polymer, wherein, before the admixture of the initiator and the start of radical polymerization, 0.01 to 5 wt % of a surfactant, relative to acrylic acid, 0.01 to 5 wt % foaming agent, are added.. .
Disclosed herein is a protein standard for gel electrophoresis. The standard may be detected using multiple modalities.
|Polymer for contact lenses|
The present invention relates to polyurethane polymer compositions prepared by reacting a mixture comprising: a) at least one poly(ethylene glycol), b) at least one polyoxyalkylene diol (typically ppg or a copolymer of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide), c) at least one di- or poly-isocyanate, d) at least one polyol or macropolyol having a functionality greater than 2, or a mixture of such polyols or macropolyols having a functionality greater than 2, e) optionally an additional compound comprising at least one hydroxyl group and at least one primary or secondary amine group. The present invention also relates to an article comprising such a polymer, in particular a medical device such as a contact lens.
A polymer matrix is provided comprising an amine-containing polyampholyte covalently crosslinked with an electrophilic polymer to yield an immunocompatible polymer matrix. A hydrogel system incorporating the polymer matrix is also provided..
|Fiberglass gel coat color match and repair system and method utilizing a multi chamber dispenser device|
The present invention relates to color matching and repair delivery systems and more particularly to the delivery of a gradient variety of shades of color of a gel coat, resin, and or paint in its liquid form, for the matching and repairing of and to existing colored surface and body structures and in the repair to gel coat and fiberglass surfaces and bodies typically found in and on boats, aircraft, tubs, showers, dock boxes and the like. The general purpose of the present invention relates to a method and delivery system for color matching gel coat to gel coat and fiberglass surfaces.
|Cold water-swelling, intact, high amylose starch granules|
A process for modifying starches comprises atomising an aqueous slurry of a non-pregelatinised, granular, high amylose starch into to an internal chamber in a bi-fluid nozzle of a dryer and treating the atomized slurry, in the internal chamber, with medium pressure steam to produce a slurry of partially treated starch granules followed by discharging the slurry into a reactor where it is contacted with superheated steam to produce dry, particulate, cold water-swelling, intact, high amylose starch granules. The cold water-swelling, intact, high amylose starch granules have greater than 15% solubles.
|Formulations of concentrated prunes and prebiotics as laxatives and dietary supplements|
The present invention describes a formulation comprising a prune and/or plum concentrate, and one or more water-soluble, non-digestible, prebiotic oligosaccharides. Optionally, one or more low calorie sweeteners, an antioxidant, calcium sennosides, or sennosides extract, peg-3350, licorice, cocoa, coffee, tea flavors; fruit flavorings and spice flavorings, gelatin, agar-agar, carrageenan, pectin or cocoa powder are added.
A novel nanocomposite including hydroxyapatite-gelatin bioceramic material and dopamine, wherein the dopamine undergoes an oxidative self-polymerization reaction to form the novel nanocomposite. The nanocomposite displays superior mechanical strength, elasticity, biocompatibility and forming capabilities and is targeted for bone repairs and template-assisted tissue engineering applications.
|Dentifrice compositions containing extracts of nigella sativa and related methods|
The present invention relates to dentifrice compositions, in particular, toothpaste compositions, containing extracts of nigella sativa, or black seed oil, and methods of preparing and using the same.. .
|Manufacturing method of an eco friendly foaming package material|
A manufacturing method of an eco friendly foam package material includes a raw material mixing step for mixing raw materials uniformly and thoroughly to form a mixed raw material, a raw material hybrid-melting step for performing a hybrid-melting process to form a hybrid-melted material, a particle forming step for performing the particle forming process by putting the hybrid-melted material into a pelletizer to form plastic particles, and a foam extrusion step. In the foam extrusion step the plastic particles are melted to become a gelatinous state material, and foamed with non-chemical method.