Inventors: Etscorn, Frank T.; Torres, Lorenzo Date: Oct. 7, 1997 Assignee: New Mexico Tech Research Foundation Abstract: A substance and method for minimizing or eliminating damage to objects caused by animals, especially gnawing and chewing rodents.
A wide variety of objects and items can be protected by the practice of the invention. Methods are disclosed for extracting the active repellent
ingredient from pepper plants, particularly habanero peppers, and for using the extract to treat the objects to be protected. Disclosed protective
treatment methods include applying the extract directly to the item to be protected, and/or mixing the extract with caulks, paints, glues, or rubber
US Patent #5,707,630
Herbal compound for relief of PMS through menopausal symptoms
Inventors: Morrow, Tim Date: Jan. 13, 1998 Assignee: Sabina International, Ltd. Abstract: The present invention is directed to an herbal compound which aids in the relief of symptoms caused by female hormonal imbalances. The
herbal compound of the present invention preferably comprises red raspberry, bayberry, blue cohosh, capsicum, cascara sagrada, damiana, ginger, valerian
and a binding agent. The ratio of red raspberry to the other herbal constituents is preferably two to one. The herbal compound preferably further comprises
a binding agent which comprises cellulose, to hold the herbal components together, as well as vegetable powder, used as a food carrier so that the herbal compound
can be safely and effectively taken on an empty stomach. The binding agent preferably also comprises ingredients to allow the herbal compound to dissolve in the
stomach. In the preferred embodiment, the herbal compound and binding agents are formed as a tablet, with the exterior surface thereof coated with a food glaze.
US Patent #5,747,052
Aqueous composition to neutralize the irritating effect of capsaicin on eyes, skin and mucous membranes
Inventors: Mimikos, Andrew N.; Rizzo, Sam Date: May 5, 1998 Assignee: Rizzo, Anthony Abstract: An aqueous composition to neutralize the irritating effect of capsaicin on the eyes, skin and mucous membranes, comprised of an neutralizing
amount of a C(x) H(2y) O(y) carbohydrate, where x and y are numbers and may be the same or different, a mild, nonirritating detergent to
solubilize the capsaicin, an effective of amount of a pH adjustor to keep the pH in the range of from about 6.5 to 8, and the balance water.
US Patent #5,788,982
Method and composition for treating oral pain using capsaicin
Inventors: Nadoolman, Wolffe; Bartoshuk, Linda M. Date: Aug. 4, 1998 Abstract: A vehicle useful for delivery of capsaicin that is convenient, and acceptable to patients, and which insures sufficient exposure to the capsaicin
to produce desensitization is the subject of this invention. The applicants have developed a candy vehicle for the delivery of capsaicin. Candies containing 5-9 ppm
capsaicin were made by adding cayenne pepper to a standard candy carrier recipes.
US Patent #5,879,696
Treated bird seed preferentially palatable to birds but not to animals
Inventors: Blumberg, Peter M. Date: Mar. 9, 1999 Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services Abstract: The present invention is directed to preparations of birdseed treated with capsaicin or capsaicin derivatives or analogues thereof in an amount sufficient
to be unpalatable to animals having capsaicin sensitive receptors, and more specifically to mammals such as rodents. These "hot" compounds, extracts or whole plant material
containing these compounds may be coated on, impregnated in or combined (e.g., mixed) with birdseed to repel troublesome mammals which recognize these compounds as "hot".
These "hot" compounds, in contrast, will not repel birds because birds do not recognize these compounds as "hot" since they do not have capsaicin sensitive receptors. The
invention is further directed to a method of selectively repelling animals having capsaicin sensitive receptors, which comprises feeding the treated birdseed of the invention to birds,
in an amount effective for repelling animals having capsaicin sensitive receptors, thereby discouraging said animals from eating the treated birdseed.
Author's Note: This looks like a typical government patent- even the abstract is five times as big as it needs to be.
US Patent #5,885,597
Topical composition for the relief of pain
Inventors: Botknecht, Jonah; Fishman, Robert Date: Mar. 23, 1999 Assignee: Medical Research Industries,Inc. Abstract: Disclosed is a topical composition for relieving pain in a person in need of such relief, consisting essentially of an effective amount of a combination of at least one corticoid
analgesic, at least one arylpropionic acid type analgesic, and at least one p-aminobenzoic acid ester type local anesthetic; an amount effective in enhancing the effectiveness in relieving pain of
the combination of capsaicin, and an amount effective to increase the transmission thereof of through the skin of at least one phospholipid and at least one polyoxyethylenepolyoxypropylene copolymer.
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