|| List of recent Mineral-related patents
| Delivery systems containing bioactive materials|
A delivery system comprising a covering containing at least a first substance for release to a surgical site is provided. The covering includes an elongated containment portion having at least one compartment, wherein the covering includes an elongated containment having a first end and a second end.
| Asphalt materials containing bio-oil and methods for production thereof|
An asphalt binder includes asphalt and an asphalt binder modifier, which includes bio-oil. The asphalt binder can include a carboxyl additive.
| Play modeling dough|
The present invention is directed toward a play composition including a polymeric binder and oil. In an embodiment, the binder is a hydrogenated triblock copolymer including styrene.
| Charging load for making tft glass and method of making same|
A charging load and a method of making the same wherein the charging load includes at least three diverse mineral raw materials in pre-selected percentages, the charging load being transformable into an aluminosilicate glass product by heating to a temperature of at least 1,200° c. And being a mass of structurally stabilized individual beads, where each of the beads is a composite of the at least three diverse mineral raw materials made non-friable by a partial sintering process, each bead of the mass containing a homogeneous mixture of ground and sized particles of the at least three diverse mineral raw materials, where the particles have a controlled maximum particle size of less than 30 microns and are mixed in each of the beads at the pre-selected percentages..
| Functional sugar replacement|
The present invention is related to a functional food ingredient, which replaces sugar on a 1/1 weight and/or volume basis in food recipes containing sucrose, with a substantial caloric reduction in view. More than an ingredient, it has to be seen as a functional ingredient, since it possesses some health promoting effects.
| Oxygenated demineralized bone matrix for bone growth|
An improved composition for inducing bone growth is provided that is a mixture of dbm and a perfluorocarbon oxygen carrier. Injection/implantation of a composition of dbm and a perfluorocarbon results in enhancement of bone formation..
| Three-layered hair conditioning composition and consumer product|
Personal care compositions comprising three liquid layers, particular useful for treating hair. The compositions are visually three separate layers.
| Brine and method for the manufacture thereof|
The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a brine with improved features for use in food as a condiment and for the preservation and treatment of fish and shellfish, improving the organoleptic and nutritional properties of the foods treated and/or cooked with it. The brine with improved features obtained according to the method of the present invention can furthermore be used as raw material for manufacturing intensely hydrating and mineralizing isotonic beverages for human consumption, as well as any food product requiring water in the manufacturing process, improving the nutritional properties thereof.
| Mineral separation using functionalized filters and membranes|
An apparatus for collecting mineral particles in a slurry or the tailings is disclosed. The apparatus may take the form of a filter, a conveyor belt or an impeller to be used in a processor to collect mineral particles in the slurry, or in a tailings pond to collect mineral particles in the tailings.
| Mineral composite panel and its production process|
The embodiments herein provide a prefabricated mineral composite panel and a method for producing the same for constructing the internal walls, the lateral walls and the corner walls in a building. The method comprising the steps of: preparing and assembling a cast, fixing a mesh in the cast, pouring a prefabricated mineral composite into the cast, smoothening and flattening a top surface of the cast, disassembling the cast to withdraw a semi-dried prefabricated mineral composite panel, placing the semi-dried prefabricated mineral composite panel in a drying room for drying the prefabricated mineral composite, removing the dried prefabricated mineral composite panel from the drying room and packaging the prefabricated mineral composite panel..
| Method and system for releasing mineral from synthetic bubbles and beads|
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 attaching mineral particles to the surface in a separation process.
| Activated flotation circuit for processing combined oxide and sulfide ores|
A method of extracting targeted metallic minerals from ores that contain sulfide metallic minerals along with oxide minerals, carbonate minerals, silicate minerals, halide minerals or combinations thereof. In the method, an ore slurry containing the metallic mineral in oxide, carbonate, silicate or halide form is provided.
| Apparatus and method for density separator for drilling fluid|
An apparatus is disclosed for separating minerals in drilling fluid based primarily on density. The separator creates and maintains a slurry with a controllable density for separating minerals from drill cuttings.
| Mineral slurry drying method and system|
The present invention provides methods and systems for reducing moisture in mineral slurries, particularly mineral slurries containing minerals of small particle diameter, using a granular drying material. The invention also relates to novel mineral products and intermediates useful in connection with the process.
|Calories tracking when making mobile payment through near field communications|
A system, a method, and a computer program product for tracking of attributes, such as calories, vitamins, minerals, fat, and the like, of a food item when purchasing the food item from a point of sale location are disclosed. Information representative of a plurality of food items purchased from at least one point of sale location is received by the user's equipment from a terminal at a point of sale location via a near field communications medium.
Bone implant compositions are provided that include a body made of cortical bone extending along an axis between a first end and a second end. The body includes an outer surface configured to engage host bone of a patient and at least one recess extending transverse to the axis into the outer surface of the body configured for disposal of an insert.
|Production of biodiesel and glycerin from high free fatty acid feedstocks|
A system and method for the conversion of free fatty acids to glycerides and the subsequent conversion of glycerides to glycerin and biodiesel includes the transesterification of a glyceride stream with an alcohol. The fatty acid alkyl esters are separated from the glycerin to produce a first liquid phase containing a fatty acid alkyl ester rich (concentrated) stream and a second liquid phase containing a glycerin rich (concentrated) stream.
|Compression-resistant collagen-based artificial bone repair material|
The present invention provides a compression-resistant collagen-based artificial bone repair material that could be used for bone defect repair at human load-bearing sites. Such material has a composition and structure of self-assembled nano-sized calcium phosphate salt and collagen molecules, thereby possessing a biomimetic mineralization structure similar to the natural bone.
|Aqueous suspension concentrate comprising an acid salt of dodecylguanidine|
The invention concerns a suspension concentrate comprising, expressed by weight based on the total weight of the composition: a) 40 to 80% particles of dodecylguanidine or an acid salt of dodecylguanidine of the structure (1), wherein x represents an acid residue of a monocarboxylic, dicarboxylic or a mineral acid, b) 0 to 10% of an anti-freeze compound, c) 1 to 10% of a wetting agent and/or d) a dispersing agent, e) 0 to 5% of an antifoaming agent, f) remainder water characterized in that, the median diameter of the particles (d50) is at least 7 μm and below 40 μm; and its use for the treatment of a fungicidal disease on crops or ornamental plants.. .
|Cosmetic method for treating human perspiration using particles of an expanded amorphous mineral material; compositions|
Provided is a cosmetic method for treating perspiration and, optionally, the body odors related to thereto, e.g. Underarm odors, with an effective amount of particles of an expanded amorphous mineral material or of a composition thereof, and more particularly containing expanded perlite particles.
|Systems and methods for sterilization|
Systems for sterilization of tissues, including acellular tissue matrices, comprising a package having a portion permeable to supercritical carbon dioxide and a portion impermeable to moisture are described. Methods of sterilizing acellular tissue matrices from soft tissues or demineralized bone are provided..
|Grease composition and wheel supporting rolling bearing unit having grease composition packed therein|
There is provided a grease composition decreasing the load sensitivity to a running torque, maintaining necessary performances for a wheel supporting rolling bearing unit, and maintaining a good lubricated condition for a long time, and, a wheel supporting rolling bearing unit having the grease composition packed therein. The grease composition contains base oil, thickeners, rust inhibitors, and anti-wear agents, the base oil contains mineral oil, synthetic oil or blend oil of the mineral oil and the synthetic oil, a mix ratio (mass ratio) of the mineral oil and the synthetic oil is 0:100 to 20:80, a kinematic viscosity of the base oil at a temperature of 40° c.
|Mineral material processing plant and method|
A mineral material processing plant includes a frame having two or more upper support surfaces and a jaw crusher including a crusher body having at least two bottom support surfaces at a distance from each other. The processing plant further includes at least one damper to be arranged in between the bottom and upper support surfaces which damper includes a first counter surface for the bottom support surface and a second counter surface for the upper support surface and an elastic material layer between the counter surfaces and preferably a slide joint between the first counter surface and the bottom or upper support surface.
|Unmanned unattended mineral exploration drilling and sample return system|
The invention is a system and methods for conducting automated, unmanned and unattended drilling operations. The system comprises an unmanned and unattended landing and launch vehicle capable of navigating to a location and reversibly coupled to an automated drilling platform.
|Strip, method for manufacturing the same, and method for manufacturing pneumatic tire|
The present invention is a strip of a thermoplastic elastomer composition to be wound spirally on a cylindrical drum to form an inner liner for a tire. The strip is composed of a layer stack of a first layer made of a thermoplastic elastomer composition containing 0.1 part by mass to 50 parts by mass of an organic derivative of clay mineral relative to 100 parts by mass of a styrene-isobutylene-styrene triblock copolymer, and a second layer made of a thermoplastic elastomer composition containing at least one of a styrene-isoprene-styrene triblock copolymer and a styrene-isobutylene diblock copolymer.
|Binder composition for the agglomeration of fine minerals and pelletizing process|
B) at least one synthetic polymer which disperses mineral particles evenly in the pellets.. .
|Insulation element for a flat roof or a flat inclined roof, roofing system for a flat roof or a flat inclined roof and method for producing an insulation element|
An insulation element for thermal and/or acoustic insulation of a flat roof or a flat inclined roof comprises a first layer made of mineral fibres, and a second layer made of at least one fabric, whereby the second layer is fixed to a major surface of the first layer by an adhesive. To reduce the adhesive costs and the risk of blistering the roof membrane at the application stage, the second layer is impregnated with a filler.
|Demineralized cancellous bone scaffolds|
The present invention provides a cancellous bone scaffold to use in the replacement or repair of connective tissue such as ligaments and tendons. The cancellous bone scaffold has a fully demineralized segment with at least one adjacent mineralized end segment..
|Transdermal dosage form for low-melting point active agent|
The hydrophobic reservoir layer may serve as a skin-contacting adhesive layer. Alternatively, a release-controlling adhesive layer may serve as the skin-contacting adhesive layer.
|Infant bone assessment|
System and method for assessment of demineralization of a bone of a subject. The acoustic wave, propagating along the bone as a result of generation, at the bone, of the ultrasound radiation force by a transducer of the ultrasound system, is outcoupled at a predetermined location along the bone and detected with an acoustic receiver.
|Blending of dewaxed biofuels with mineral-based kero(jet) distillate cuts to provide on-spec jet fuels|
The present invention describes a method of making a jet fuel composition comprising: providing a mineral-based kero/jet-type distillate component having certain enumerated physico-chemical properties, typically an off-spec jet fuel; providing a deoxygenated and dewaxed renewable component derived from triglycerides and/or fatty acids and having an isoparaffin to normal paraffin ratio from about 2:1 to about 6:1 and an aromatics content less than about 1 vol %; and blending from about 75 vol % to about 97 vol % of the mineral-based distillate components with from about 3 vol % to about 25 vol % of the renewable component to form an on-spec blended jet fuel composition.. .
|Estrogen receptor ligands and methods of use thereof|
The present invention relates to methods for reducing testosterone levels in a male subject and methods of treating, suppressing, reducing the incidence, reducing the severity, or inhibiting prostate cancer, advanced prostate cancer, castration resistant prostate cancer (crpc), metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mcrpc), and methods of reducing high or increasing psa levels and/or increasing shbg levels in a subject suffering from prostate cancer, advanced prostate cancer, castration resistant prostate cancer (crpc) and metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mcrpc). The compounds of this invention suppress free or total testosterone levels despite castrate levels secondary to adt and reduce high or increasing psa levels.
|Peripheral administration of proteins including tgf-beta superfamily members for treatment of systemic disorders and disease|
The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for accomplishing systemic delivery of minimally-soluble bioactive agents such as, but not limited to, proteins of the tgf-β superfamily via a peripheral mode of administration. According to the invention, an exemplary bioactive agent is bmp-7.
|Compositions and methods for minimally-invasive systemic delivery of proteins including tgf-beta superfamily members|
The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for systemic delivery of minimally-soluble bioactive agents such as, but not limited to, proteins of the tgf-β superfamily. According to the invention, an exemplary bioactive agent is bmp-7.
|Infrared dental imaging|
Dental imaging systems include an optical scanner that scans one or more interrogation beams across a portion of at least one tooth to produce a dentally modulated light flux associated with light scattering, absorption, or other interaction of the interrogation beam and a tooth interior. The dentally modulated light flux is detected and processed to produce picture information associated with the tooth.
|Algae resistant roofing granules with controlled algaecide leaching rates, algae resistant shingles, and process for producing same|
Algae-resistant roofing granules are formed by extruding a mixture of mineral particles and a binder to form porous granule bodies, and algaecide is distributed in the pores. Release of the algaecide is controlled by the structure of the granules..
|Water-in-oil-type skin-whitening cosmetic|
Disclosed is a water-in-oil-type skin-whitening cosmetic, which has a moist feel without stickiness when used and has good emulsion stability over time even when accommodated in a glass container or a metal container. The water-in-oil-type skin-whitening cosmetic is characterized in that it contains an alkoxysalicylic acid or a salt thereof, an organic modified clay mineral, and a liquid fatty acid.
|Device housing and method for manufacturing the same|
A device housing providing a sensation of touch similar to that of jade is made of a material including quartz, clay mineral and a polymer composition containing calcium-magnesium. The clay mineral includes elemental zn, aluminum oxide, calcium oxide, magnesium oxide, barium oxide, silicon oxide, and titanium oxide.
|High-performance heat-insulating materials|
The present invention relates to a heat-insulating material, in particular in the form of a solid foam, based on mineral particles of submicron porosity, this material incorporating two different ranges of porosities, advantageously including a first range consisting of (macro)pores with diameters of between 10 microns and 3 mm, and a second range consisting of submicron pores with diameters greater than 4 nm and less than 1 μm, the pore volume of said submicron pores being at least 0.5 cm3/g and the mass per unit volume of said insulating material being less than 300 kg/m3.. .
|Process for performing automated mineralogy|
A method and system for determining the mineral content of a sample using an electron microscope. The method includes directing an electron beam toward an area of interest of a sample, the area of interest comprising an unknown composition of minerals.
|Water desalination system|
In a system for generating potable water by water desalination using a reverse osmosis filter having a product outlet and a reject outlet, a system for re-mineralization of the potable water comprising means for collecting lime or calcium carbonate from a stream out of the reject outlet, and means for adding lime or calcium carbonate to a stream out of the product outlet. The means for collecting lime or calcium carbonate can subsequently be used for adding lime or calcium carbonate to the stream out of the product outlet..
|Mineral separation using sized-, weight- or magnetic-based polymer bubbles or beads|
Apparatus for use in, or forming part of, a separation process to be implemented in separation processor technology, the apparatus comprising synthetic bubbles or beads configured with a polymer or polymer-based material functionalized to attach to a valuable material in a mixture so as to form an enriched synthetic bubbles or beads having the valuable material attached thereto, and also configured to be separated from the mixture based at least partly on a difference in a physical property between the enriched synthetic bubbles or beads having the valuable material attached thereto and the mixture.. .
|Roofing granules with improved luster, roofing products including such granules, and process for preparing same|
A coating composition including an inorganic sol material and an organic colorant is applied to mineral particles and cured at a temperature less than 200 degrees celsius provides roofing granules with improved luster.. .
|Reclaiming and inhibiting activation of dri dust and fines|
Method of reclaiming and inhibiting activation of dri fines is disclosed comprising the steps of forming a moving stream or pile containing dri pellets and dri fines, coating the moving stream or the pile of dri pellets and dri fines with a coating material comprising an alkane mixture in the c15 to c40 range to form a coating on the dri pellets and dri fines and cause dri fines to adhere together and to the dri pellets to form a plurality of agglomerates, and moving the agglomerates of coated dri pellets and coated dri fines to a facility for use in making steel. The coating material may be applied to coat the dri pellets and dri fines at a rate between 0.2 and 2.0 gallons per ton of dri processed.
|Wound care product|
A wound care product having buffer substances and a wound cover. The wound cover has a foam.
|Como and nimo catalyst stacking for renewable diesel|
Methods are provided herein for co-processing of biocomponent feeds as well processing of mineral feeds in a reaction system at hydrogen partial pressures of about 500 psig (3.4 mpag) or less. The methods include using stacked beds of both como and nimo catalysts.
|Mineral wool product|
The invention relates to a mineral wool product comprising mineral fibers that is marked with an uv or ir active substance and can therefore be identified under exposure to suitable radiation.. .
|Method for the production of powdered olive|
The subject of this invention is the production process of whole olive powder with easily pourable properties and natural olive powder that is produced with this processes. Olive and olive oil are used by human beings with different receipts and forms of utilization for more than thousands years.
|Methods for imaging bone precursor cells using dual-labeled imaging agents to detect mmp-9 positive cells|
The present invention includes embodiments for methods and compositions that identify the presence of or risk for developing heterotopic ossification, particularly prior to mineralization of the bone. In particular embodiments, mmp-9 and/or mmp-2 agents comprising dual imaging moieties are used to identify patterns of mmp-9 and/or mmp-2 localization, respectively, that is then predictive of heterotopic ossification..
|Method and apparatus for the manufacture of high purity carbon monoxide|
Method and apparatus of making 99.99% pure gaseous carbon monoxide comprising the steps of degassing liquid formic acid producing degassed liquid formic acid; reacting the degassed liquid formic acid or a degassed gaseous formic acid with a liquid mineral acid at an elevated temperature producing a gas phase comprising carbon monoxide gas and water vapor and a liquid phase; condensing the gas phase producing liquid water and gaseous carbon monoxide; scrubbing the carbon monoxide gas producing a gaseous 99.99% pure carbon monoxide having a purity of at least 99.99%, and, compressing the gaseous 99.99% pure carbon monoxide producing the 99.99% pure gaseous carbon monoxide, wherein the method is performed at least in the substantial absence of metallic nickel, metallic iron, nickel-containing alloys, and, iron-containing alloys from contacting any of the liquids or gases, wherein the fe(co)5 content is less than 1 ppb, wherein the ni(co)4 content is less than 10 ppb, wherein the water moisture content is less than 5 ppm, and, wherein the co2 content is less than 2 ppm. Gaseous carbon monoxide purities of 99.998% and 99.999% are achieved by removing residual air from the gaseous carbon monoxide..