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WHY IT MATTERS - This application attempts to patent the method of applying cold analgesics, that are cold by virtue of being stored in a cold place, to a sore muscle. 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help.
TITLE: Method and Composition for Treating Pain
- App Number: 13/235947
- Publication Number: US 20130072575 A1
- Assignee: Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
- Prior Art Cutoff Date: Prior Art predating Sept 19, 2011
- Availability for Challenge: Open Until at least Sept 21, 2013
Summary: This application relates to the method of treating pain by applying any cold analgesic. The main independent claim, if allowed, would cover the method of treating pain in a person by applying a cooled, unspecified analgesic to the region of pain. It requires the substance to have been placed in a cold place.
Claim 1 requires:
A method of treating pain by topical application of an analgesic composition to the skin of a patient comprising:
placing an analgesic composition in an environment with a temperature of less than 10° Centigrade,
keeping said analgesic composition in said environment for a period of time sufficient to reduce the temperature of said composition
removing said composition from said environment, and
applying said composition topically to the region of pain.
QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before 09/19/2011 that discusses (1) cooling an analgesic; (2) applying the cooled analgesic to region of pain; (3) cooled analgesics in gel, soft solid, liquid, cream, ointment or aerosol form (taken from claim 5)
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