|| List of recent Mineral-related patents
| Biocorrodible implant with anti-corrosion coating|
An implant, preferably a stent, which has a main body made of magnesium or a biocorrodible magnesium alloy and a corrosion-inhibiting passivation layer covering the main body. The passivation layer is characterized in that it contains a composite of a biodegradable polymer and nanoparticles of clay minerals..
| Polyamide resin composition for wheel cover|
Disclosed is a polyamide resin composition for a wheel cover, which has an excellent balance between rigidity and toughness, improved low temperature impact property, excellent heat resistance, and improved strength of the surface of the composition and the weld. In particular, the polyamide resin composition comprises a polyamide 6 resin, an ethylene-based copolymer, a styrene-based copolymer, a maleic anhydride grafted styrene, an imide-based copolymer, nano-minerals, and a phenolic heat-resistant material..
| Polymer, process and use|
There is described a process for producing a gel free hyperbranched polyamide polymer p having a polydispersity of at least 1.1 and a weight average molecular weight of at least 300 daltons, having primary amino groups (useful as a crosslinker). The process comprises the step of reacting reagent a, a compound comprising at least one amino group (—nh2) and one functional group selected from the group consisting of a further amino group (—nh2), thiol (—sh) and a secondary amine radical (—nhr); (where r denotes a hydrocarbo group) (=functional amine) and reagent b, an alpha-beta unsaturated michael-reactive ester comprising a plurality of ester groups (=diester); in a molar ratio of amine a to diester b greater than 1 but less than 3 (preferably 2.1 to 2.9); to form the polyamide in a two stage reaction michael addition and then amidation.
| Grease-like gel for repelling rodents|
Grease-like compositions are provided for repelling rodents. The compositions utilize nontoxic mineral, synthetic, or vegetable oil based gels containing silica, clay, urea, polytetrafluoroethylene, or metallic soap thickeners and capsaicin..
| Novel tissue culture platform for screening of potential bone remodeling agents|
The present disclosure provides methods for identifying candidate compounds having bone anti-resorption activity or bone pro-formation activity. The methods involve the use of ex vivo-derived mineralized three-dimensional bone constructs.
| Synthetic beads/bubbles functionalized with molecules for attracting and attaching to mineral particles of interest|
A synthetic bead for use in mineral separation is described. The synthetic bead has a surface made of a synthetic material such as polymer and the synthetic material is functionalized with molecules having a functional group for attracting mineral particles to the surface in a separation process.
| Composite profile and producing method thereof|
A wood-fiber aluminum-plastic composite profile and a producing method thereof is provided. The profile comprises: an inner core made from minerals, plant fibers, additive and a type of waste plastic, and a protective film layer on the outer surface of the inner core made from a type of plastic identical to that of the inner core.
| Chewing gum with b vitamins|
A chewing gum with a liquid-fill composition and a surrounding gum region, with one or both containing active ingredients, such as herbal, medicinal and/or mineral elements or combinations thereof, present in an amount of at least about 0.05 mg.. .
| Cosmetic compositions for deeper ethnic skin tones|
Disclosed herein are cosmetic compositions comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, (1) at least one silicone elastomer blend, (2) at least one film-forming polymer chosen from polyalkylsilsesquioxane resins, (3) at least one siloxane resin, (4) at least one polymeric filler, and (5) at least one mineral filler. Also disclosed herein are methods for making up and/or enhancing the appearance of a keratinous substrate, such as the skin, comprising applying said compositions to the keratinous substrate..
| Skin compositions containing hydrocortisone|
Skin compositions comprising, hydrocortisone; allantoin; and a water-based vehicle that is essentially free of petroleum jelly, mineral oil and wax; and related method for protecting, healing and/or soothing the skin comprising: applying an effective amount of a cosmetic preparation selected from the group consisting of hand cream, foot cream, body cream, lip cream, lip gloss, lip stick, gel, balm and lotion to the skin surface; wherein said cosmetic preparation includes a skin composition made of hydrocortisone; allantoin; and a water-based vehicle that is essentially free of petroleum jelly, mineral oil and wax; and said effective amount is enough to protect, heal and/or soothe the skin surface.. .
| Particles formed of silica and carbon, and method for producing mixture of silica and carbon|
A particle formed of silica and carbon having a low impurity content and an excellent reactivity is provided. Also provided is a method of producing a silica and carbon-containing material including: (b) a carbon mixing step of mixing an aqueous alkali silicate solution having a silicon concentration within the liquid portion of at least 10 wt % with carbon so as to obtain a carbon-containing aqueous alkali silicate solution; and (c) a silica recovery step of mixing the carbon-containing aqueous alkali silicate solution with a mineral acid so as to cause carbon and silicon within the liquid portion to precipitate as particles formed of silica and carbon and thus obtaining a particle-containing liquid substance, then solid-liquid separating the liquid substance so as to obtain a solid portion of a silica and carbon-containing material which is an assembly of particles formed of silica and carbon and a liquid portion containing impurities..
| Therapeutic rinse|
A therapeutic rinse for treating a sore throat. The therapeutic rinse may be stored in a self-heating container that is capable of reaching a temperature of at least 130 degrees fahrenheit when activated.
| Processed mineral additive for reducing concrete permeability and increasing strength|
A packaged concrete additive includes ground, expanded perlite with a volume weighted mean particle size of approximately 10-100 μm. The perlite optionally includes at least one additional component to improve workability and compensate for the natural tendency of expanded perlite to absorb water from the concrete mix.
|Collagen matrix with locally controlled intrafibrillar and extrafibrillar mineral content and methods of producing|
A mineralized collagen matrix with an intrafibrillar and/or extrafibrillar gradient of mineralization for insertion replacement is disclosed. The intrafibrillar mineralization of the collagen matrix is formed by the addition of fetuin to the simulated body fluid.
|Novel composite materials and methods for manufacturing same|
Novel composite materials are provided consisting of a substrate based on fibers of natural, mineral or vegetable origin, and of a mixture formed from a matrix of water-based resin and an expanding agent. The nature and the proportions of the various elements constituting these novel composite materials is also provided.
|Electro-magnetic cellular treatment|
The invention relates to a method of increasing organic cell regeneration in a region of a subject. Cellular tissue in the region is subjected to a constant electromagnetic (em) field of less than 1 mt and having a radiation frequency between 7 hz and 8 hz with an em field generating device.
|Crystal comestible product and method of making same|
A crystal comestible product and method of making it are provided. The crystal comestible product is suitable for use as a food additive, a flavor additive, a nutritional additive, and decoration.
|Cold infusion process for fortifying coffee beans|
This invention relates to a cold infusion process for fortifying coffee beans with one or more vitamin, non-vitamin, mineral, non-mineral, botanical, hormone, herb, neutraceutical, lipid, carbohydrate, amino acid, acid, salt, prebiotic, or probiotic functional additives. This invention also discloses an infused coffee bean produced by the process of infusing the coffee bean at a temperature of less than about 120° f.
|Method of treating pathologic heterotopic ossification|
What is described is a method of preventing or treating heterotopic ossification, vascular calcification, and pathologic mineralization, comprising administering an drug, wherein the drug is an antagonist of the hedgehog (hh) pathway. For example the antagonist consists of arsenic trioxide, sodium arsenite, phenylarsine, gant-58, gant-61, zerumbone vismodegib (gdc-0449, genentech), bevacizumab, gemcitabine, nab-paclitaxel, folfir, folfox, ro4929097, cixutumumab, cisplatin, etoposide, ldac, decitabine, daunorubicin, cytarabin, rosiglitazone, goserelin, leuprolide, capecitabine, fluorouracil, leucovorin, oxaliplatin, irinotecan, diclofenac, bms-833923 (xl139), ipi-926—infinity pharmaceuticals, inc., lde225, leq506—novartis pharmaceuticals, tak-441 millennium pharmaceuticals, inc., and pf-04449913—pfizer, alone or in combination therapy.
|Stability in vitamin and mineral supplements|
The invention provides a multivitamin and mineral nutritional supplement composition comprising at least one polyvalent metal and at least one oxidizable vitamin with substantially improved resistance to reactions that lead to darkening and/or spotting and reactions that may reduce the potency of oxidizable vitamins. The composition is a multivitamin and mineral composition comprising at least one polyvalent metal and at least one oxidizable vitamin wherein the composition is substantially free of mobile bound water.
|Composition for bone regeneration|
The present invention provides a composition for bone regeneration comprising: particulate demineralized bone matrix; fibrous demineralized bone matrix; and a hydrate. In addition, it is preferable that the present invention comprises a demineralized solution-derived isolated product obtained by neutralizing a demineralized solution, separated from a demineralization process, and separating the precipitate generated..
|Amphiphilic peptides and hydrogel matrices thereof for bone repair|
The present invention relates in general to the field of tissue engineering and more specifically to amphiphilic peptides and peptide matrices thereof useful in vitro and in situ biomineralization and inducing bone repair. The present invention provides peptides, which are useful in hydrogels and other pharmaceutical compositions, and methods and kits of use for bone repair and promotion of biomineralization.
|Cosmetic composition comprising at least one particular amphoteric polymer and at least one particular conditioning agent|
Cosmetic composition comprising at least one particular amphoteric polymer and at least one particular conditioning agent the present invention relates to a cosmetic composition comprising: a)—one or more amphoteric polymers comprising a repetition of: (i) one or more units obtained from a monomer of (meth)acrylamide type, (ii) one or more units obtained from a monomer of (meth)acrylamidoalkyltrialkylammonium type, and (iii) one or more units obtained from an acidic monomer of (meth)acrylic acid type, the said amphoteric polymer(s) being present in the composition in an amount of between 0.01% and 10% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition, and b)—one or more conditioning agents chosen from plant oils, mineral oils, non-volatile linear silicones of polydialkylsiloxane structure, non-volatile linear silicones of polydiarylsiloxane structure, non-volatile linear silicones of polyalkylarylsiloxane structure, fatty acid diesters of polyethylene glycol comprising from 2 to 50 oxyethylene units, and a mixture thereof. The invention also relates to a cosmetic process for treating keratin fibres using such a composition, and to a cosmetic use for facilitating the styling and/or for improving the suppleness, smoothness and/or disentangling of the hair..
|Biooptical and biofunctional properties, applications and methods of polylactic acid films|
High surface energy materials with low refractive index and uv transparency wherein multilayers of similar or dissimilar materials are thermally fused together to form various functional optical requirements are provided. In some embodiments, a photocatalytic biopolymer structure comprising of a uv transparent biopolymer in integrating fused nanophotocatalytic minerals such as tio2 used for various applications is provided.
|Method for transporting minerals and fossil fuels from underwater sources|
The proposed invention has an advantage of transporting simultaneously different types of extracted materials such as liquid, gaseous or solid to a water surface.. .
|Method of creating an image on a stone substrate surface and resulting product|
A method of creating images in stone substrate such as granite monuments using digital laser etching into a painted area. Alternatively, two layers of color contrasting coatings may be applied and the laser etching penetrates into the innermost layer to produce a contrast with the top coat.
|Compositions for conditioning sludge|
Composition for conditioning sludge, comprising a mineral compound that is lime and an organic compound that is a cationic organic coagulant having an average molecular weight less than or equal to 5 million g/mol and greater than or equal to 20,000 g/mol, the said cationic organic coagulant being chosen from the group of linear or branched polymers based on diallyldialkyl ammonium salts.. .
|Process for concentrating manganese ores via reverse cationic flotation of silicates|
A process for concentrating manganese from the tailing of a manganese-carrying mineral including removing a coarse particle size fraction from the tailing, desliming and conducting an acidic or a basic reverse cationic flotation. The manganese-carrying minerals are typically minerals with low manganese content from the lithologies “tabular pelite” (or petb), pelite siltite (or pest), detritic (or detr), rich pelite (or perc) and metallurgical bioxide (or bxme).
|Bifunctional anti-deposit and anti-corrosion additives|
The invention concerns bifunctional compositions usable in the field of extraction of hydrocarbons, oil and/or gas, said compositions being homogeneous, clear and stable and comprising at least one anti-mineral-deposit additive, at least one corrosion inhibitor, and at least one agent for compatibilizing between the anti-mineral-deposit additive and the corrosion inhibitor.. .
A depilatory cream composition including a depilatory active, an emollient selected from at least one of mineral oil and emollient esters, and one or more of a talc and polyamide resin.. .
|Predicting mineralogy properties from elemental compositions|
A method for predicting at least one property of a geological formation may include generating mapping function values relating a plurality of reference elemental compositions to corresponding reference properties thereof based upon at least one non-linear mapping function. The method may further include determining a sample elemental composition of at least one sample associated with the geological formation and performing, using a processor, an interpolation to map the sample elemental composition to at least one sample property based upon the mapping function values and the at least one non-linear function..
|Ebullating bed methods for treatment of biocomponent feedstocks|
Processes are provided for producing a diesel fuel product having a sulfur content of 15 wppm or less (e.g., 10 wppm or less) from feed sources that include a biocomponent feedstock. The biocomponent feedstock can be initially co-processed with a mineral feed in a fluidized bed stage, such as an ebullating bed processing stage.
|Process for obtaining immunoglobulins from colostral milk|
(c) the first permeate p1 is subjected to ultrafiltration thus producing a second permeate p2 which contains lactose and minerals, and a second retentate r2, in which the immunoglobulins are concentrated.. .
|Low molecular weight multivalent cation-containing acrylate polymers|
Low molecular weight polymers useful in aggregating mineral components in aqueous mineral slurries to release and separate individual components of the slurry, which may then be recovered from the slurry.. .
|Process for manufacturing high solids suspensions of mineral materials|
The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing high solids aqueous suspensions of mineral materials comprising the steps of providing at least one mineral material, preparing an aqueous suspension comprising the at least one mineral material, grinding the resulting aqueous suspension, centrifuging the ground aqueous suspension, and concentrating the centrifuged product of step d) by flash cooling; the high solids aqueous suspension of mineral materials obtained by this process, as well as the use thereof.. .
|Wellbore fluids comprising mineral particles and methods relating thereto|
Mineral particles may provide for wellbore fluids with tailorable properties and capabilities. In some instances, a dry wellbore additive may comprise a plurality of first mineral particles having a specific gravity of about 2.6 to about 20; a plurality of second mineral particles having a specific gravity of about 5.5 to about 20; a plurality of lubricant particles having a specific gravity of about 2.6 to about 20; wherein the first mineral particles, the second mineral particles, and the lubricant particles are different; and wherein the first mineral particles, the second mineral particles, and the lubricant particles have a multiparticle specific gravity of about 3 to about 20..
|Scratch and stain resistant coatings|
The present invention relates to a coating composition that provides improved scratch and stain resistance. The coating composition includes a curable film-forming resin having at least two multi-functional (meth)acrylates and a plurality of particles dispersed within the resin, said particles comprising (i) inorganic nanoparticles and (ii) wear resistant mineral particles.
|Coconut juice beverage with vitamins or minerals or both|
A beverage using coconut juice as a sole fluid base supplying water, fortified with one or more nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. The nutrient may be of a type which is insoluble in water, and has been artificially solubilized for compatibility with the fluid base.
|Copper/zinc superoxide dismutase (sod) formulation for the treatment of traumas including amyotropic lateral sclerosis|
A copper/zinc superoxide dismutase (cu/zn sod) composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of ionic mineral(s) in a ligand complex and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier for the neutralization of superoxide produced trauma and/or stress-related conditions including, but not limited to, conditions such as myotrophic lateral sclerosis (als). The composition may also include other supporting adjutants such as bioavailable magnesium, manganese, selenium and other minerals that can support the nervous system and other vitamins and glutathione and other nutrients.
|Compositions and methods for repairing bone|
Bone repair compositions comprising bone particles and periosteum tissue. The bone particles may be demineralized, and may comprise powder or fibers from cortical bone or from cancellous bone.
|Multi-phase, multi-compartment, capsular delivery apparatus and methods for using same|
A multi-compartment capsule, comprising, a first receiving chamber comprising at least one ingredient having a first physical state, wherein said ingredient is selected from the group consisting of a nutraceutical, a vitamin, a dietary supplement and a mineral; and a second receiving chamber comprising at least one ingredient having a second physical state, wherein said ingredient is selected from the group consisting of a nutraceutical, a vitamin, a dietary supplement and a mineral; wherein said first physical state of said ingredient of said first receiving chamber being different from said second physical state of said ingredient of said second receiving chamber; and said ingredient of said first receiving chamber being different from said ingredient of said second receiving chamber.. .
|Bone fiber compositions|
An osteoinductive implantable composition comprising a mixture of demineralized bone fibers and mineralized bone fibers is provided. The mixture is visible under x ray and remodels more easily than comparable mixtures of demineralized bone matrix and surface demineralized cortical bone chips.