US Patents in Cosmetics Formulation Granted from 1990 to 2006

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ABSTRACTS OF US COSMETIC PATENTS GRANTED FROM 2002 TO 2006



Patent No.: US6335023B1  Issued: 01/Jan/2002

Title: Oligosaccharide aldonic acids and their topical use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/487228   Filing Date: 19/Jan/2000

Abstract:

Compositions comprising oligosaccharide aldonic acids are useful for general care, as well as for treatment and prevention, of various cosmetic conditions and dermatological disorders, including those associated with intrinsic and/or extrinsic aging, as well as with changes or damage caused by extrinsic factors

general care, as well as treatment and prevention of diseases and conditions, of the oral, and vaginal mucosa

for general oral care, as well as treatment and prevention of oral and gum diseases

and for wound healing of the skin. Compositions comprising oligosaccharide aldonic acids may further comprise a cosmetic, pharmaceutical or other topical agent to enhance or create synergetic effects.

Priority: US19990141264P Applic. Date: 1999-06-30

Inventor: YU RUEY J [US]; VAN SCOTT EUGENE J [US]


Patent No.: US6335025B1  Issued: 01/Jan/2002

Title: Water-in-oil emulsion and use thereof in a cosmetic composition

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/692361   Filing Date: 20/Oct/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a water-in-oil emulsion, in particular a cosmetic emulsion, comprising (i) an alkylpolyglycoside having an HLB of less than 7, and (ii) at least one volatile oil. The alkyl chain of the alkylpolyglycoside preferably contains from 14 to 24 carbon atoms and can be in particular an unsaturated linear chain and/or a branched chain, and more particularly an oleyl or isostearyl chain. The volatile oil can be chosen in particular from branched-chain hydrocarbon-based oils and volatile silicone oils, and mixtures thereof. The emulsion obtained is stable and feels fresh when applied. It can be used in particular for caring for the skin, the nails and the hair, for removing make-up from and/or for cleansing the skin, and/or for making up the skin.

Priority: FR19990013146 Applic. Date: 1999-10-21

Inventor: LORANT RALUCA [FR]


Patent No.: US6335388B1  Issued: 01/Jan/2002

Title: Prolamine-plant polar lipid composition, its method of preparation and applications thereof

Applicant/Assignee: LAVIPHARM LABORATORIES INC

Application No.: 09/165846   Filing Date: 02/Oct/1998

Abstract:

Prolamine-plant polar lipid compositions are provided, said compositions including a mixture of a prolamine, a plant polar lipid, at least one polyalcohol in a hydro-alcoholic solution, and an active agent, wherein the composition forms a substantially homogeneous dispersion with skin adhesive properties

wherein the dispersion forms a film and wherein the film contains a gradient of concentrations of the active agent.

Priority: US19970060897P Applic. Date: 1997-10-03

Inventor: FOTINOS SPIROS [GR]


Patent No.: US6338839B1  Issued: 15/Jan/2002

Title: Transfer-resistant make-up or care composition containing a volatile linear silicone

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/371531   Filing Date: 10/Aug/1999

Abstract:

A transfer-resistant make-up or care composition, comprising:a fatty phase, anda volatile solvent comprising a linear decamethyltetrasiloxane and at least one additional solvent which has an evaporation speed that is greater than the evaporation speed of the linear decamethyltetrasiloxane.

Priority: FR19980010256 Applic. Date: 1998-08-10; FR19980011065 Applic. Date: 1998-09-04

Inventor: AUGUSTE FREDERIC [FR]; ARNAUD PASCAL [FR]; FOURON JEAN-YVES [FR]


Patent No.: US6338842B1  Issued: 15/Jan/2002

Title: Cosmetic composition comprising an anionic surfactant, an amphoteric surfactant, a polyolefin, a cationic polymer and a salt or an alcohol which is water-soluble, use and process

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/496916   Filing Date: 03/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to novel detergent and conditioning compositions having at least one anionic surfactant, at least one amphoteric surfactant, at least one oil of polyolefin type, at least one cationic polymer and at least one water-soluble salt or alcohol

wherein the anionic surfactant/amphoteric surfactant weight ratio being less than or equal to 3

and to application of the compositions to clean and care for the hair or the skin.

Priority: FR19990001239 Applic. Date: 1999-02-03

Inventor: RESTLE SERGE [FR]; GARNIER NATHALIE [US]


Patent No.: US6340466B1  Issued: 22/Jan/2002

Title: Transfer resistant cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/576841   Filing Date: 23/May/2000

Abstract:

The present invention is for cosmetic compositions applied to the lips providing significant benefits to the user. These composition comprise the combination of oganosiloxane resins and fluid diorganosiloxane resins with a volatile carrier.

Priority: US1999-277485 Applic. Date: 1999-03-26; US1996-732948 Applic. Date: 1996-10-17; US19950006273P Applic. Date: 1995-11-07; US19950008552P Applic. Date: 1995-12-13

Inventor: DRECHSLER LEE ELLEN [US]; RABE THOMAS ELLIOT [US]; SMITH EDWARD DEWEY III [US]


Patent No.: US6342209B1  Issued: 29/Jan/2002

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing film forming polymers plasticized with esters and malic acid

Applicant/Assignee: REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/564448   Filing Date: 04/May/2000

Abstract:

A cosmetic composition for application to keratinous surfaces containing at least one film forming polymer

and a plasticizer for the film forming polymer which is a C1-20 ester of malic acid

and a method for plasticizing a film forming polymer contained in a cosmetic product which is applied to keratinous surfaces

comprising adding a plasticizing effective amount of a C1-20 ester of malic acid to the cosmetic product composition.

Priority:

Inventor: PATIL ANJALI ABHIMANYU [US]; CALELLO JOSEPH FRANK [US]


Patent No.: US6342235B1  Issued: 29/Jan/2002

Title: Solid cosmetic composition and uses

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 08/860669   Filing Date: 26/Aug/1997

Abstract:

Solid, non-detergent and non-tacky cosmetic compositions having a water absorption capacity greater than 50 mg are disclosed. Said compositions are generally provided as sticks, pencils or bars and may be used to produce a variety of solid products for make-up, for skin, scalp, hair or mucosal care and/or treatment, and for styling and/or setting keratin fibres such as hair.

Priority: FR19950013094 Applic. Date: 1995-11-06; WO1996FR01723 Applic. Date: 1996-10-31

Inventor: SAMAIN HENRI [FR]; CRETOIS ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6342237B1  Issued: 29/Jan/2002

Title: Make-up composition comprising fibers

Applicant/Assignee: L'ORÉAL

Application No.: 09/612229   Filing Date: 07/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A process for making up or caring for keratin fibers. A cosmetic composition comprising fibers and at least one film-forming polymer in the form of particles in aqueous dispersion is applied to the keratin fibers.

Priority: FR19990008960 Applic. Date: 1999-07-08

Inventor: BARA ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6342469B1  Issued: 29/Jan/2002

Title: Make-up removing and/or cleansing cosmetic composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/489841   Filing Date: 24/Jan/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a make-up removing and/or cleansing cosmetic composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion and comprising (1) at least one silicone emulsifier, (2) at least one branched-chain hydrocarbonaceous oil and (3) at least one make-up removing oil chosen from esters of a fatty acid comprising at least 12 carbon atoms. The composition is fluid and may be used, for example, to remove make-up from the skin without any nuisance or irritation and with excellent effectiveness.

Priority: FR19990001445 Applic. Date: 1999-02-08

Inventor: LORANT RALUCA [FR]


Patent No.: US6344154B1  Issued: 05/Feb/2002

Title: Reactive liquid crystal compounds

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 09/563903   Filing Date: 04/May/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to reactive liquid crystal compounds of Formula (I),wherein P=polymerizable group, Sp=spacer, X and Z=linking group, n=1, m=0, or 1, A1 and A2=ring structure and R=unsubstituted or substituted alkyl group with the proviso that m=1 and/or R-P-Sp-X group. The composition comprising reactive liquid crystal compounds of formula (I), to linear or cross-linked (co) polymers obtainable by (co) polymerizing said reactive liquid crystals or compositions and to the use of said reactive liquid crystals or compositions for the preparation of linear or cross-linked polymers or polymer films for decorative pigments, cosmetics or security applications, active and passive optical elements, color filters, scattering displays, adhesives or synthetic resins with anisotropic mechanical properties.

Priority: EP19960104330 Applic. Date: 1996-03-19

Inventor: COATES DAVID [GB]; GREENFIELD SIMON [GB]; JOLLIFFE EMMA [GB]; HASSALL IAN VICTOR [GB]; MAY ALISON [GB]


Patent No.: US6344204B1  Issued: 05/Feb/2002

Title: Fluid cosmetic and/or dermatological composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/489842   Filing Date: 24/Jan/2000

Abstract:

A cosmetic and/or dermatological composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion comprising (1) at least one silicone emulsifier, (2) at least one branched-chain hydrocarbonaceous oil and (3) at least one volatile silicone oil, the total amount of branched-chain hydrocarbonaceous oil and of volatile silicone oil representing at least 50% by weight of the oily phase. This composition may be used, for example, for caring for, making up, cleansing and/or removing make-up from the skin, mucous membranes, eyes and/or hair.

Priority: FR19990001446 Applic. Date: 1999-02-08

Inventor: LORANT RALUCA [FR]


Patent No.: US6344205B1  Issued: 05/Feb/2002

Title: Anhydrous composition, cosmetic, pharmaceutical or hygiene use

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/490683   Filing Date: 24/Jan/2000

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a anhydrous composition, in particular a cosmetic, dermatological, hygiene or pharmaceutical composition, comprising i) an oily phase comprising isononyl isononanoate and at least one silicone oil, and ii) a particulate phase comprising at least one pulverulent compound, characterized in that the isononyl isononanoate is present in a content of at least 10% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition, the silicone oil is present in a content of at least 5% by weight and the pulverulent compounds are present in a content of at least 10% by weight. The invention is also directed to the cosmetic applications of such a composition.

Priority: FR19990000829 Applic. Date: 1999-01-26

Inventor: GRIMM SABINE [FR]; CLAVEL EURIEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6344206B1  Issued: 05/Feb/2002

Title: Combination of a retinoid with a polyamine polymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/652012   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2000

Abstract:

A composition comprising the combination of at least one retinoid selected from the group consisting of vitamin A (retinol) and the bioconvertible precursors of vitamin A and at least one polyamine polymer.

Priority: FR19970006533 Applic. Date: 1997-05-28; US1998-085839 Applic. Date: 1998-05-28

Inventor: NGUYEN QUANG LAN [FR]; BOUSSOUIRA BOUDIAF [FR]; PRINCE STEPHANIE [FR]; GIACOMONI PAOLO [FR]


Patent No.: US6346237B2  Issued: 12/Feb/2002

Title: COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING LIQUID CRYSTAL COLORING AGENTS AND THEIR USE

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL L 'OREAL

Application No.: 09/348678   Filing Date: 06/Jul/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition, more particularly a make-up cosmetic composition, comprising a liquid crystal (LC) coloring agent which makes it possible to obtain novel coloring effects, in particular to obtain distinct colors depending on the incidence of the light and the angle of observation.

Priority: FR19960008221 Applic. Date: 1996-07-02; US1997-886449 Applic. Date: 1997-07-01

Inventor: LEMANN PATRICIA [FR]; MELLUL MYRIAM [FR]; COLLETTE ANNICK [FR]; BARA ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6346255B1  Issued: 12/Feb/2002

Title: Plant polar lipid permeation enhancer in a cosmetic pad for improving skin appearance

Applicant/Assignee: LAVIPHARM LABORATORIES INC

Application No.: 09/232422   Filing Date: 15/Jan/1999

Abstract:

Devices for the improvement of skin appearance are provided, said devices including a pad with a backing layer, a release layer, and a vehicle located therebetween, the vehicle containing a cosmetic formulation and a skin permeation enhancer, wherein the skin permeation enhancer includes a plant polar lipid. The invention also relates to a method of improving skin appearance using the devices of the invention.

Priority: US19980071379P Applic. Date: 1998-01-15; US19980075890P Applic. Date: 1998-02-25; US19980087917P Applic. Date: 1998-06-04; US19980095089P Applic. Date: 1998-08-03

Inventor: FOTINOS SPIROS [GR]


Patent No.: US6346507B1  Issued: 12/Feb/2002

Title: Liquid crystal composition and cosmetic preparation

Applicant/Assignee: SHISEIDO CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/517429   Filing Date: 02/Mar/2000

Abstract:

In order to provide a liquid crystal composition and a cosmetic preparation, which is favorable in adaptation to skin and gives smooth feeling in case of using as a skin care product, and which is favorable in adaptation to makeup and has high makeup removing effect in case of using as a make-up remover, and which is favorable in adaptation to hair and has favorable feeling of use to provide glossiness to hair in case of using as a hair care product, a cosmetic preparation of the present invention comprises (A) 10 to 60 wt % of a nonionic surfactant, (B) 1 to 50 wt % in all of one or more of a water-soluble substance having a hydroxyl group, (C) 1 to 70 wt % of a silicone oil, and (D) 10 to 60 wt % of water and has a liquid crystal phase and/or an isotropic surfactant continuous phase.

Priority: JP19990057281 Applic. Date: 1999-03-04

Inventor: WATANABE KEI [JP]; MATSUZAKI FUMIAKI [JP]; YANAKI TOSHIO [JP]; NAKAMURA KAZUYOSHI [JP]; FUJII NATSUKO [JP]


Patent No.: US6350785B2  Issued: 26/Feb/2002

Title: Methods and compositions for topical treatment of damaged tissue using reactive oxygen metabolite production or release inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: MAXIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 09/765929   Filing Date: 19/Jan/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating cell damage caused by reactive oxygen species in relation to a variety of skin disorders. More specifically, the present invention relates to the treatment skin disorders through the topical delivery of reactive oxygen metabolite production or release inhibiting compounds.

Priority: US1999-227801 Applic. Date: 1999-01-08

Inventor: GEHLSEN KURT R [US]


Patent No.: US6352699B1  Issued: 05/Mar/2002

Title: Cosmetic or dermatological composition forming, on a keratin substrate, a film in cross-linked hybrid material

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/381735   Filing Date: 03/Dec/1999

Abstract:

The invention concerns a cosmetic or dermatological composition designed for for forming a film on a keratin substrate, in cross-linked hybrid material. Said composition is of the sol/gel type and is obtained by mixing: (a) at least an organometallic compound

(b) at least a functionalised organic polymer or said polymer precursor, or at least a functionalised silicone polymer or said polymer precursor, the precursor being different from (a)

(c) a sufficient amount of water for hydrolysing the organometallic compound: and (d) optionally at least an alcohol

said film being non-reversible.

Priority: FR19970004157 Applic. Date: 1997-04-04; WO1998FR00682 Applic. Date: 1998-04-03

Inventor: MONDET JEAN [FR]; QUINN FRANCIS XAVIER [FR]; SANCHEZ CLEMENT [FR]


Patent No.: US6355261B1  Issued: 12/Mar/2002

Title: Ultraviolet radiation absorbing waxes useful in cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE C. P. HALL COMPANY

Application No.: 09/452929   Filing Date: 02/Dec/1999

Abstract:

The compounds of formula (I),suitable solvents for the compounds, and use of the compounds as waxes, UV absorbers, and skin conditioners is disclosed. A compound of formula (I) is a wax at room temperature, absorbs UVA and UVB radiation, and boosts the sun protection factor of sunscreen compositions. The compounds of formula (I) have utility in a variety of cosmetics and other compositions including waxes for coating, polishing, and sealing, textile and leather manufacture, adhesives, and crafts. The compounds of formula (I) also have utility in the treatment of skin conditions including acne, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff, warts, corns, calluses, ringworm infection, wrinkling, yellowing, leatheriness, mottling, and hyperpigmentation.

Priority:

Inventor: BONDA CRAIG A [US]; SHAH URVIL B [US]; MARINELLI PETER J [US]


Patent No.: US6358493B1  Issued: 19/Mar/2002

Title: Methods of performing cosmetic treatments with gasified solid particles and instant gel preparations containing the gasified solid particles

Applicant/Assignee: WELLA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 09/590649   Filing Date: 08/Jun/2000

Abstract:

Gasified particles for cosmetic treatments, particularly hair treatments, are described. The gasified particles contain at least one gas enclosed in a solid enveloping material. The enveloping material is selected so that the gas is released on contact of the enveloping material with water or moisture. The release of the gas can be accompanied by a detectable acoustic effect (pop effect). The hair treatment composition also can provide a hair fixing effect. Furthermore an instant gel preparation is described substantially comprising a mixture of dry substances, which contains at least one gel former and at least one solid substance producing a detectable acoustic effect on contact with moisture, especially gasified particles. The gasified particles are used as acoustic indicators for the readiness of the instant preparation after liquid addition.

Priority: DE19991026316 Applic. Date: 1999-06-09; DE20001019313 Applic. Date: 2000-04-19

Inventor: BIRKEL SUSANNE [DE]; WENDEL HARALD [DE]; STEINBRECHT KARIN [DE]; MAURER WOLFGANG [DE]


Patent No.: US6358495B1  Issued: 19/Mar/2002

Title: Titanium-silica complex and cosmetic preparation compounding the same

Applicant/Assignee: SHISEIDO CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/534257   Filing Date: 24/Mar/2000

Abstract:

To provide a complex which is excellent in transparency and protective ability of UVB region by containing titanium oxide in a specific silica carrier and a cosmetic preparation which has natural finishing i.e., excellent in transparency by the complex and is excellent in protective ability of UVB region, a titanium-silica complex in accordance with the present invention comprises a silica carrier and titanium oxide, wherein said silica carrier is mainly composed of silicon oxide and wherein titanium oxide is contained in said silica carrier.

Priority: JP19990083990 Applic. Date: 1999-03-26

Inventor: NISHIHAMA SHUJI [JP]; SHIO SHOICHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6358498B1  Issued: 19/Mar/2002

Title: Personal care product in the form of a free-standing stick

Applicant/Assignee: COTY B.V

Application No.: 09/642489   Filing Date: 18/Aug/2000

Abstract:

A new personal care product in the form of a free-standing stick comprises an inner core with cosmetic ingredients and an solid outer shell adhering to the inner core, in which the outer shell is wax-free and contains at least solid proteins, liquid polyols or solutions of polyols, solid polyols, emollients and additional cosmetic auxiliary materials and active ingredients. The outer surface does not transfer pigment through brief contact with the skin and is also not sticky.

Priority: DE19991040221 Applic. Date: 1999-08-19

Inventor: YU WEI H [US]; KULKARNI RUPALI A [US]; MACCHIO RALPH [US]; BARONE SALVATORE J [US]; CORRIGAN ANTONIETTA [US]


Patent No.: US6358514B1  Issued: 19/Mar/2002

Title: Combination of a retinoid with a histidine derivative

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/317859   Filing Date: 25/May/1999

Abstract:

A composition containing at least one retinoid and at least one histidine derivative. The histidine derivative improves the stability of the retinoid in the composition. The composition may be used to treat skin and/or hair.

Priority: FR19980006603 Applic. Date: 1998-05-26

Inventor: BOUSSOUIRA BOUDIAF [FR]; PHILIPPE MICHEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6358929B1  Issued: 19/Mar/2002

Title: Use of a peptide preventing the intolerance reactions of the skin, in particular in cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/410618   Filing Date: 01/Oct/1999

Abstract:

Use as additives, in cosmetic compositions, of a peptide containing the sequence Lysine-Proline-Valine, with the aim of preventing or reducing the intolerance reactions linked to a contact hypersensitivity.

Priority: FR19980012300 Applic. Date: 1998-10-01

Inventor: MAHE YANN F [FR]; DURANTON ALBERT [FR]


Patent No.: US6359175B1  Issued: 19/Mar/2002

Title: Cosmetic composition comprising an amide and novel amides

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/445588   Filing Date: 10/Dec/1999

Abstract:

The invention concerns a composition, in particular a cosmetic composition, comprising at least a powder substance and a branched amide used as dispersion agent. The invention also concerns novel branched amides of formula (I').

Priority: FR19970007241 Applic. Date: 1997-06-11; WO1998FR01077 Applic. Date: 1998-05-28

Inventor: PHILIPPE MICHEL [FR]; SEMERIA DIDIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6361782B1  Issued: 26/Mar/2002

Title: Cosmetic composition in anhydrous form comprising a dispersion of a surface-stabilized polymer particles

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/551629   Filing Date: 17/Apr/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a composition, in particular a cosmetic or dermatological composition, for caring for and/or making up the skin, that includes:a liquid fatty phase including polymer particles that are dispersed and surface-stabilized therein, anda dyestuff, whereinthe liquid fatty phase includes a volatile liquid phase and a non-volatile liquid phase, the non-volatile phase having a solubility parameter deltah<=5 (J/cm3) 1/2 and wherein a volatile phase/non-volatile phase weight ratio ranges from 2 to 25. This composition makes it possible to obtain on the skin a flexible, comfortable, non-greasy film which can camouflage marks, dyschromia and couperose on the skin. The invention also relates to a process for camouflaging marks and other dyschromia on the skin.

Priority: FR19990004815 Applic. Date: 1999-04-16

Inventor: CHEVALIER VERONIQUE [FR]; HUREL VALERIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6361806B1  Issued: 26/Mar/2002

Title: Composition for and method of topical administration to effect changes in subcutaneous adipose tissue

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/511056   Filing Date: 23/Feb/2000

Abstract:

Emollient compositions for topical administration consisting of hydrophilic:hydrophobic emulsions containing a polyacrylate carrier, a vehicle, a mixture of C16:0, C18:0, C18:1 fatty acids and derivatives as penetrants, a balanced mixture of unsaturated C18:2, C18:2 and C18:3 fatty acids, a natural anti-inflammatory compound, a natural analgesic compound, a natural estrogenic compound and a fragrance

Methods of their use for ameliorating symptoms of disease including mammary fibrocystic disease, cyclic mastitis, inflammation and general and specific pre- and post-menopausal pain and swelling.

Priority:

Inventor: ALLEN MICHAEL P [US]


Patent No.: US6365136B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Compositions for removing or lightening hair color

Applicant/Assignee: WELLA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 09/497581   Filing Date: 03/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The composition for removing or lightening hair color is in the form of a hair color lightening suspension and is mixed with an aqueous oxidizing composition immediately prior to use. The composition includes a combination of from 0.1 to 80 percent by weight of one or more organic lipophilic compounds, namely vegetable or animal fats, vegetable or animal oils, vegetable or animal waxes, paraffin hydrocarbons, higher alcohols or ethers, aliphatic and aromatic esters and/or silicone oils

from 0.1 to 40 percent by weight of at least one lipophilic inorganic or organic thickener, which forms an oleogel and/or lipogel with the lipophilic compounds

from 0.1 to 40 percent by weight of one or more hydrophilic inorganic or organic thickeners

from 10 to 65 percent by weight of at least one inorganic persalt

from 10 to 45 percent by weight of at least one alkaline reacting salt

and auxiliary substances and cosmetic additive ingredients, as needed.

Priority: DE19991009661 Applic. Date: 1999-03-05

Inventor: LAUSCHER DIRK [DE]; DEUTZ HERBERT [DE]; HESS GABRIELE [DE]; KREHER HELGA [DE]; BRAUN PETRA [DE]; SCHMIDT JOERG [DE]


Patent No.: US6365137B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Skin whitening agents

Applicant/Assignee: COLLABORATIVE LABORATORIES, INC

Application No.: 09/544650   Filing Date: 06/Apr/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed are stable compositions which are effective as skin whitening agents, comprising alpha, beta or gamma substituted mono-, di or polyhydroxy or polycarboxy carboxylic acids

mono-, di, tri or polyhydroxy alkyl compound

and effective amounts of an inhibitor of tyrosinase and a pigmentation reversing reagent. Also disclosed are methods of forming stable compositions of the type described above.

Priority: US19990127931P Applic. Date: 1999-04-06

Inventor: AUST DUNCAN T [US]; WILMOTT JAMES M [US]


Patent No.: US6365629B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Fatty acid esters of aromatic alcohols and their use in cosmetic formulations

Applicant/Assignee: ALTO, INC

Application No.: 09/307926   Filing Date: 10/May/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compounds according to the structure:WhereinR1 is a C11 to C21 saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched hydrocarbon or a saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon containing a pendant hydroxyl group, preferably on a carbon atom in a position alpha or beta to the keto group of the ester moiety

X is CH2, OCH2CH2 or HC=CHCH2

andR2 is H, OCH3, CH3 or CH2CH3. These compounds exhibit use in personal care products as dry emollients as well as providing additional characteristics including solvency, dispersants, gloss-enhancing agents, solubilizing agents and melting-point depressants, lubricants, viscosity modulating agents and skin protection factor boosters.

Priority:

Inventor: ZOFCHAK ALBERT [US]; KENNEY MADELINE [US]; JORDAN JEBIDIAH [US]; PAYUMO RUSTICO [US]


Patent No.: US6365670B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Organopolysiloxane gels for use in cosmetics

Applicant/Assignee: WACKER SILICONES CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/522480   Filing Date: 10/Mar/2000

Abstract:

Organopolysiloxane gels containing gel-bound hydrophillic groups are prepared by reacting a hydrosilylatable unsaturated organopolysiloxane resin, a crosslinker bearing Si-H bound hydrogen, and a hydrosilylatable unsaturated hydrophile, in the presence of an effective amount of a hydrosilylation catalyst, at least a portion of the reaction taking place in the presence of at least 60 weight percent of an oleaginous composition containing at least 50 weight percent low viscosity organopolysiloxane. When sheared, the crosslinked organosiloxane compositions form a stable, preferably incompatible gel which may be used in turn to form a stable emulsion with large amounts of ordinarily incompatible hydrophillic liquids. The emulsions thus formed are suitable for use in a wide variety of cosmetic products.

Priority:

Inventor: FRY BRYAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6369126B1  Issued: 09/Apr/2002

Title: Adhesive for secure topical attachment to the skin and comfortable removal

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE CO

Application No.: 09/331686   Filing Date: 23/Jun/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to topical adhesives used for the attachment of articles to the skin. The topical adhesive provides secure attachment and is pleasing to the skin upon application, yet causes no discomfort and a low level of adhesive residue on the skin upon removal. The topical adhesive is selected to have rheological characteristics determined by the relationship between the elastic modulus G' and the viscous modulus G''.

Priority: WO1997US23460 Applic. Date: 1997-12-22

Inventor: CINELLI FABIO [IT]; COLES PETER [IT]; CORZANI ITALO [IT]


Patent No.: US6372202B1  Issued: 16/Apr/2002

Title: Cosmetic composition, in particular a make-up composition, comprising a pigment derived from pyrrolopyrrole

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/557180   Filing Date: 21/Apr/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions, in particular make-up compositions, comprising an orange pigment with an intense and saturated color which does not generate free radicals. This pigment is a diketodiarylpyrrolopyrrole derivative of formula:in which A and B are identical or different aryl radicals and DPP is a 1,4-diketo-3,6-diarylpyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrolidyl radical, the diaryldiketopyrrolopyrrole derivative of formula (I) being substituted by 0 to 6 mol of -SO3M per mole, M being hydrogen or a metal or ammonium cation.

Priority: FR19990005134 Applic. Date: 1999-04-22

Inventor: SIMON JEAN-CHRISTOPHE [FR]


Patent No.: US6372232B1  Issued: 16/Apr/2002

Title: Process for the preparation of cosmetic products through the use of CO2

Applicant/Assignee: INTERCOS ITALIA S.P.A

Application No.: 09/541907   Filing Date: 03/Apr/2000

Abstract:

There is described a process for the-preparation of cosmetic products, in particular cosmetic products. The process comprises the preparation of 5-99.999% by weight of a powder phase, the preparation of 0.0001-95% by weight of an oily, waxy and/or polymeric lipid phase and the mixture of the two phases through the use of CO2 as a solvent, in supercritical condition and non.

Priority: IT1999MI01107 Applic. Date: 1999-05-20

Inventor: AVALLE NADIA [IT]


Patent No.: US6372235B1  Issued: 16/Apr/2002

Title: Compositions in solid form comprising an oil and a specific gelling compound, cosmetic treatment processes, and use of the compound

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 09/617131   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2000

Abstract:

Compositions, for example cosmetic or dermatological compositions, which are in solid form, and which comprise at least one oil, at least one compound of formula I, and less than about 5% by weight of wax relative to the total weight of the composition. The compositions can be in the form of a translucent or even transparent anhydrous stick. They can be, for example, optionally colored "transfer-resistant" or "non-migrating" compositions. Cosmetic treatment processes for a support chosen from facial and body skin, mucous membranes and keratin fibers, comprising applying these compositions to the support.

Priority: FR19990009178 Applic. Date: 1999-07-15

Inventor: LIVOREIL AUDE [FR]; MOUGIN NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6375936B1  Issued: 23/Apr/2002

Title: Photoprotective cosmetic composition containing an anionic surfactant, compounds for screening out ultraviolet radiation and a cationic or zwitterionic amphiphilic compound, and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/486240   Filing Date: 24/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cosmetic composition, in particular for photoprotecting the skin and/or the hair, in the form of a dispersion comprising two immiscible phases stabilized with at least one anionic surfactant chosen from the salts of fatty acids and of monovalent or polyvalent metals, of ammonium or of organic bases, a compound for screening out ultraviolet radiation, which can be adsorbed at the interface of the said immiscible phases, derived from benzylidenecamphor and comprising at least one partially or totally neutralized sulphonic acid function, a metal oxide nanopigment coated with hydrophobic hydrocarbon-based coating agents and a cationic or zwitterionic amphiphilic compound which leads, with the anionic surfactant, to the formation of a compound capable of lowering the water/liquid paraffin interface tension at 40 DEG C. by more than 14 mN.m-1 for an anionic surfactant concentration of 0.1 mmol/100 g, by more than 26 mN.m-1 for an anionic surfactant concentration of 0.5 mmol/100 g and by more than 33 mN.m-1 for an anionic surfactant concentration of 1 mmol/100 g.

Priority: FR19980008828 Applic. Date: 1998-07-09; WO1999FR01608 Applic. Date: 1999-07-05

Inventor: ALLARD DELPHINE [FR]; CANDAU DIDIER [FR]; NICOLAS-MORGANTINI LUC [FR]


Patent No.: US6375940B1  Issued: 23/Apr/2002

Title: Use of a screening silicone for protecting the color of artificially colored keratin fibres against the effects of UV radiation

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 08/951048   Filing Date: 15/Oct/1997

Abstract:

The use of an organosiloxane bearing at least one ultraviolet-absorbing group in, and for the preparation of,.a cosmetic or dermatological composition as an agent for protecting the colour of artificially coloured keratin fibres against the effects of UV radiation, in particular solar radiation.

Priority: FR19960012564 Applic. Date: 1996-10-15

Inventor: RICHARD HERVE [FR]; LAGRANGE ALAIN [FR]; DUBIEF CLAUDE [FR]; BRAIDA-VALERIO DAMARYS [FR]


Patent No.: US6375941B1  Issued: 23/Apr/2002

Title: Mascara product comprising a polyurethane

Applicant/Assignee: L'ORÉAL

Application No.: 09/460393   Filing Date: 13/Dec/1999

Abstract:

The invention relates to a application system for coating, in particular, for making up, keratin fibers, having a reservoir containing a composition for coating, in particular, for making up keratin fibers, in particular, the eyelashes, a removable closure means designed to close the reservoir and an applicator member for applying the composition to the fibers, wherein the coating composition has an aqueous medium and a film-forming polyurethane in the form of solid particles dispersed in the aqueous medium, the composition having a viscosity, measured at 25 DEG C., at a shear rate of 200 s-1, ranging from 5 Pa.s to 18 Pa.s, and wherein the composition is free of wax.

Priority: FR19980015762 Applic. Date: 1998-12-14

Inventor: PIOT BERTRAND [FR]; DE LA POTERIE VALERIE [FR]; AUGUSTE FREDERIC [FR]; BODELIN SOPHIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6376679B2  Issued: 23/Apr/2002

Title: Photoprotective/cosmetic compositions comprising novel benz-x-azole-substituted silane/siloxane sunscreens

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/740063   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2000

Abstract:

Photoprotective, topically applicable sunscreen/cosmetic compositions well suited for the UV-photoprotection of human skin and/or hair, comprise an effective UV-photoprotecting amount of at least one novel benz-x-azole-substituted silane or siloxane having the formula (1) or (2):in which A is a radical having the structural formula (I):

Priority: FR19970015309 Applic. Date: 1997-12-04; US1998-205607 Applic. Date: 1998-12-04

Inventor: LEDUC MADELEINE [FR]; RICHARD HERVE [FR]; LAGRANGE ALAIN [FR]


Patent No.: US6379655B1  Issued: 30/Apr/2002

Title: Photoprotective/cosmetic compositions comprising aminoamidine sunscreens

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/722473   Filing Date: 28/Nov/2000

Abstract:

Topically applicable sunscreen/cosmetic compositions well suited for the photoprotection of human skin and/or hair against the damaging effects of UV-irradiation, particularly solar radiation, comprise an effective UV-photoprotecting amount of at least one characteristically novel aminoamidine compound, advantageously having the structural formula (I):formulated into a topically applicable, cosmetically acceptable vehicle, diluent or carrier therefor.

Priority: FR19990014999 Applic. Date: 1999-11-29

Inventor: BRETON PHILIPPE [FR]


Patent No.: US6379684B1  Issued: 30/Apr/2002

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing cromolyn compounds for revitalizing the skin

Applicant/Assignee: ALPHAMED PHARACEUTICAL CORP

Application No.: 09/846584   Filing Date: 02/May/2001

Abstract:

Cosmetic compositions and methods are provided for revitalizing the skin especially where it is placed in an environment that can cause injury to the skin. The compositions contain an effective amount of cromolyn compounds to provide a prophylactic or repairing effect.

Priority:

Inventor: LEZDEY JOHN [US]; KRONIS K ANNE [US]; LEZDEY DARREN [US]


Patent No.: US6379716B2  Issued: 30/Apr/2002

Title: Echinacea extract as anti-irritant and anti-aging booster in cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, A DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/798592   Filing Date: 02/Mar/2001

Abstract:

Echinacea extract in cosmetic skin care compositions, as anti-irritant, to reduce skin irritation caused by hydroxy acids, and to boost the anti-aging efficacy of hydroxy acids.

Priority: US20000187361P Applic. Date: 2000-03-06

Inventor: SANTHANAM UMA [US]; WEINKAUF RONNI LYNN [US]; PALANKER LAURA ROSE [US]; HARICHIAN BIJAN [US]; DE FLORIO VICTOR [US]


Patent No.: US6383231B1  Issued: 07/May/2002

Title: Mixture for the oxidation tinting of keratin fibres containing a laccase and tinting method using said mixture

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/600127   Filing Date: 05/Sep/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a ready-to-use mixture for tinting keratin fibres, especially human keratin fibres such as hair, comprising in a support material suitable for keratin materials: a) at least one laccase-type enzyme

at least one anionic surface-active agent selected from the group made up of the acylisethionates, acyltaurates, sulfosuccinates having a special structure, acylsarcosinates having a special structure, acyl glutamates, polyoxyalkylenated carboxylic acid ethers and their salts, fatty glucamide sulfates, alkyl galactoside uronates, anionic derivatives of alkyl polyglucoside, and mixtures thereof

and (c) at least one oxidation tint. The invention also relates to the hair tinting methods using the above mixture.

Priority: FR19980000253 Applic. Date: 1998-01-13; WO1999FR00039 Applic. Date: 1999-01-12

Inventor: LANG GERARD [FR]; COTTERET JEAN [FR]


Patent No.: US6383506B1  Issued: 07/May/2002

Title: Compositions containing colorants and microorganisms for treating natural bodies of water

Applicant/Assignee: ORGANICA, INC

Application No.: 09/087746   Filing Date: 29/May/1998

Abstract:

A composition for the treatment of natural bodies of water comprisingA) beneficial aerobic microorganisms,B) an effective quantity of at least one water-soluble colorant

and, optionally,C) a growth accelerator for component A).

Priority:

Inventor: MEHTA RAJ J [US]; MEHTA ASHOK J [US]; TALATI SUNIL [US]


Patent No.: US6383998B1  Issued: 07/May/2002

Title: Composition comprising a volatile fluoro compound and a process for removing make-up from the skin or cleansing the skin

Applicant/Assignee: L'ORÉAL

Application No.: 09/609933   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2000

Abstract:

An anhydrous or aqueous composition containing at least one volatile fluoro compound in an amount of at least 0.5% by weight, and a process for make-up removal or for cleansing the skin, comprising (1) applying, preferably with the fingers, a pad of cotton wool, or a paper tissue, a sufficient amount of the composition to the parts of the skin to be cleansed or from which make-up is to be removed, (2) lightly massaging so as to detach the maximum amount of impurities and of the make-up product, and (3) removing the composition using a pad of cotton wool optionally soaked in water.

Priority: FR19990008373 Applic. Date: 1999-06-30

Inventor: LORANT RALUCA [FR]


Patent No.: US6386210B1  Issued: 14/May/2002

Title: Cosmetic device in a shape of a telephone handset

Applicant/Assignee: MIDLAND COSMETICS SALES PLC

Application No.: 09/859050   Filing Date: 16/May/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a carrier for a plurality of cosmetics, which carrier comprises a generally rectangular body member shaped in the form of a mobile telephone handset having two opposed axially extending major faces, two axially extending minor side faces and two transversely extending minor terminal faces and an aerial extending axially from or adjacent one of the minor terminal faces, characterised in thata. one of the major faces is provided with a plurality of recesses which mimic the push buttons of the handset, which recesses contain a solid or semi-sold cosmetic

andb. the aerial is provided by an axially extending applicator having an operative terminal portion for transferring cosmetic from a recess to the skin of a user

andc. a cover member is provided which removeably covers the recesses so as to protect the cosmetics therein during transport and storage prior to use.

Priority: GB20010002701 Applic. Date: 2001-02-05

Inventor: SLATER TANIA [GB]


Patent No.: US6387405B1  Issued: 14/May/2002

Title: Velvety hydrocarbon based cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: E-L MANAGEMENT CORP

Application No.: 09/032614   Filing Date: 27/Feb/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions for topical application to the skin. The compositions comprise an organopolysiloxane elastomer dispersed in a hydrocarbon vehicle. The present invention also includes a cosmetic composition comprising a silicone gel combined with a compatible cosmetically acceptable carrier where the silicone gel comprises the elastomer dispersed in the vehicle. The compositions of the invention are transfer resistant and produce a unique soft and powdery sensation on the skin due to the combination of the elastomer with the hydrocarbon vehicle.

Priority:

Inventor: SHAH AMIT R [US]; NAJDEK LINDA [US]; EHRENBERG JEFFREY [US]; HUGGINS NICOLE B [US]; SHIDARA AYA [US]; ORR CARL C [US]


Patent No.: US6395262B1  Issued: 28/May/2002

Title: Cosmetic composition comprising a copolymer and utilization of the copolymer in a cosmetic composition

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 08/934660   Filing Date: 22/Sep/1997

Abstract:

A composition, in particular a cosmetic composition, which may be in the form of an emulsion, the said composition comprising a specific copolymer comprised of monoolefinically unsaturated C3-C6 carboxylic acid monomer and fatty-chain monomeric ester of acrylic acid. The invention also relates to the use of the said copolymer in cosmetics, in particular for improving the staying power of the composition.

Priority: FR19960011512 Applic. Date: 1996-09-20

Inventor: FAVRE SOPHIE [FR]; TERREN NADIA [FR]; MICHELET JACQUES [FR]


Patent No.: US6395265B1  Issued: 28/May/2002

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing multi-block ionizable polysiloxane/polyurethane and/or polyurea polycondensates in solution, and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 08/913061   Filing Date: 05/Sep/1997

Abstract:

Cosmetic compositions based on multiblock ionizable polycondensates, and uses thereof The invention relates to novel cosmetic or dermatological compositions, characterized in that they comprise, in a cosmetically acceptable support, at least one solution or one emulsion of at least one multiblock polycondensate whose chain consists of the repetition of at least one polysiloxane block and of at least one polyurethane and/or polyurea block

the said polyurethane and/or polyurea block also including ionizable groups and the said polycondensate being dissolved in an aqueous, organic or aqueous-organic solvent system. These compositions may be used in particular in the cosmetic field of hair care, make-up or skincare.

Priority: FR19960000098 Applic. Date: 1996-01-05; WO1996FR01976 Applic. Date: 1996-12-10

Inventor: MOUGIN NATHALIE [FR]; MONDET JEAN [FR]


Patent No.: US6395285B1  Issued: 28/May/2002

Title: Anhydrous composition containing a volatile fluoro compound, and uses thereof, in particular cosmetic uses

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/684620   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2000

Abstract:

An anhydrous cosmetic composition comprising, in a fatty phase, at least one elastomeric, solid polyorganosiloxane which is at least partially cross-linked and at least one volatile fluoro oil with a density of greater than 1.

Priority: FR19990013448 Applic. Date: 1999-10-27

Inventor: LORANT RALUCA [FR]


Patent No.: US6395867B1  Issued: 28/May/2002

Title: Polymers with thiol terminal function

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/402201   Filing Date: 21/Jan/2000

Abstract:

A polymer chosen from hyperbranched polymers and dendrimers containing at least one functional group of formula (I):in which: Y is chosen from an oxygen atom and an NH group

A is chosen from linear, branched and cyclic, saturated and unsaturated C1-C12 alkanediyl groups, wherein said alkanediyl groups may or may not be interrupted by at least one heteroatom, and further wherein said alkanediyl group may or may not be substituted with at least one function chosen from: -amino groups NH2 and salts thereof with inorganic acids or organic acids, -acylamino groups NH-COR, in which R is chosen from linear, branched and cyclic, saturated and unsaturated C1-C10 alkyl groups, -C1-C10 alkylamino groups, -carboxylic acid, and -C1-C10 esters

and X is chosen from nucleophilic groups, methods for preparing the polymer and using the polymer as an antioxidant is disclosed.

Priority: FR19970004085 Applic. Date: 1997-04-03; WO1998FR00620 Applic. Date: 1998-03-26

Inventor: MAIGNAN JEAN [FR]


Patent No.: US6399080B1  Issued: 04/Jun/2002

Title: Flourous anhydrous composition and cosmetic products for makeup or care containing it

Applicant/Assignee: ARCHIMEX

Application No.: 09/291047   Filing Date: 14/Apr/1999

Abstract:

Homogeneous anhydrous composition comprising in combination at least one fluorous oil and at least one fluorous wax having a carbonaceous skeleton.This composition finds an application in the preparation of makeup or care products.

Priority: FR19980004683 Applic. Date: 1998-04-15; FR19980008339 Applic. Date: 1998-06-30

Inventor: BARA ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6401724B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: Method of applying a cosmetic nail lacquer or polish to a nail

Applicant/Assignee: PAR PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/685364   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A method of applying a cosmetic nail lacquer or polish to a nail of an animal is disclosed. The method comprises applying a polyurea composition to the nail. Such nail composition is selected from a reaction solution, a stabilized reaction solution, a blocked reaction solution or a mixture of any of the foregoing solution.

Priority: US19990158721P Applic. Date: 1999-10-11

Inventor: SAWYER KENNETH I [US]


Patent No.: US6402364B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: Portable dispenser for packaging and dispensing colored cosmetics

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/536473   Filing Date: 28/Mar/2000

Abstract:

A portable dispenser has at least two containers organized to enable the substances they contain to be dispensed in proportions selected by the user, and a mixing chamber into which the substances contained in the containers are dispensed and in which they can be mixed together. The substances contained in the containers have different colors, the dispenser includes at least one stirrer that is movable in said mixing chamber, and the mixing chamber is organized to enable the user to observe the color of the resulting mixture prior to extracting it.

Priority: FR19990004152 Applic. Date: 1999-04-02

Inventor: ESCLAR DOMINIQUE [FR]; AUBERT JOHAN [FR]


Patent No.: US6402408B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: Composition containing a liquid fatty phase gelled with a polyamide containing ester end groups

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/618032   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A composition, in particular a physiologically acceptable composition, comprising at least one liquid fatty phase structured with at least one structuring polymer comprising a polyamide skeleton comprising ester end groups comprising at least one chain chosen from alkyl and alkenyl chains containing from 4 to 42 carbon atoms, combined with at least one amphiphilic compound with a hydrophilic/lipophilic balance (HLB) value of less than 8. This composition can be in the form of a stick of lipstick, even in the absence of wax, can give good impact strength and, when applied, gives a glossy, non-migrating deposit.

Priority: FR19990009176 Applic. Date: 1999-07-15; FR20000000922 Applic. Date: 2000-01-24

Inventor: FERRARI VERONIQUE [FR]


Patent No.: US6403061B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: UV-photoprotecting W/O emulsions comprising micronized insoluble screening agents & nonscreening oxyalkylenated silicones

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/693888   Filing Date: 23/Oct/2000

Abstract:

Topically applicable, water-resistant cosmetic/dermatological water-in-oil (W/O) emulsions well suited for the UV-photoprotection of human skin and/or hair comprise (a) at least one aqueous phase and (b) at least one fatty phase, (c) an effective UV-photoprotecting amount of at least one micronized organic UV-screening agent insoluble therein, the mean particle size of such micronized particles ranging from 0.01 to 2 mum, and (d) at least one oxyalkylenated non-UV-screening organomodified silicone.

Priority: FR19990013219 Applic. Date: 1999-10-22

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]; FORESTIER SERGE [FR]


Patent No.: US6403106B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: Cosmetic use of copolymers with a rigid hydrophilic backbone grafted by flexible hydrophobic macromonomers, and compositions therefor

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 09/155297   Filing Date: 18/Nov/1998

Abstract:

The subject-matter of the present invention is the use, in and for the preparation of cosmetic or dermatological compositions, of a grafted copolymer, the skeleton (S) of which is composed of a hydrophilic copolymer, with a glass transition temperature Tg greater than 25 DEG C., obtained by radical polymerization or by polycondensation, comprising, on the chain of the skeleton (S), at least one graft composed of a hydrophobic macromonomer (M) with a glass transition temperature T'g of less than 25 DEG C., as well as the cosmetic or dermatological compositions employed.

Priority: FR19960003814 Applic. Date: 1996-03-27; WO1997FR00335 Applic. Date: 1997-02-25

Inventor: SEBAG HENRI [FR]; MOUGIN NATHALIE [FR]; LION BERTRAND [FR]; MONDET JEAN [FR]


Patent No.: US6403107B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: Cosmetic composition containing a hydrophilic continuous phase containing bismuth vanadate

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/437112   Filing Date: 10/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A colored composition for topical application, which comprises, a hydrophilic continuous phase comprising bismuth vanadate as a coloring agent.

Priority: FR19980014159 Applic. Date: 1998-11-10

Inventor: LEMANN PATRICIA [FR]


Patent No.: US6403704B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: Composition comprising particles of a hydrophilic polyorganosiloxane suspended in an aqueous phase

Applicant/Assignee: L'ORÉAL S.A

Application No.: 09/500085   Filing Date: 08/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a composition for cosmetic or topical application comprising particles of an at least partially crosslinked elastomeric solid polyorganosiloxane suspended in an aqueous phase, wherein the composition is substantially water-resistant. This composition is more especially a make-up composition or a care composition for the lips or a foundation composition for making up the human face or body. This composition is soft and feels fresh when applied, it spreads easily, it is non-sticky and it does not dry out the skin or the lips. It is entirely suitable for greasy skin, on account of its high matte-effect power.

Priority: FR19990001447 Applic. Date: 1999-02-08

Inventor: BARA ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6406685B1  Issued: 18/Jun/2002

Title: Cosmetic composition comprising a compound such as indigoid

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL USA

Application No.: 09/554932   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2000

Abstract:

A cosmetic composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one compound of formula (I)in which R1, and R'1 are chosen from alkyl radicals and R2, R'2, R3, R'3, R4, R'4, R5, and R'5 are chosen from a hydrogen atom, a halogenated radical, a hydroxyl radical, an alkyl, alkyloxy, acyl, or acyloxy radical having 1 to 6 carbon atoms. The use of compounds of formula (I) for coating substrate particles, the resulting powder substance, and its use in a cosmetic composition.

Priority: FR19970014656 Applic. Date: 1997-11-21; WO1998FR02411 Applic. Date: 1998-11-12

Inventor: PHILIPPE MICHEL [FR]; HENRION JEAN-CHRISTOPHE [FR]; GUILLIER-BERTEUIL NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6406897B1  Issued: 18/Jun/2002

Title: Modified protein, method for preparation thereof and compositions for external application containing the modified protein

Applicant/Assignee: PACIFIC CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/453965   Filing Date: 03/Dec/1999

Abstract:

A protein modified to improve its stability, said modified protein being coupled to a beta-1,3-glucan branched with beta-1,6-linkage is provided. A method for the production thereof and a cosmetic or dermatological composition comprising the modified protein are also provided. The modified protein shows an improved stability while retaining its activity and being free of skin irritation.

Priority: KR19990009380 Applic. Date: 1999-03-19

Inventor: KIM MU SUNG [KR]; LEE SUNG GU [KR]; KANG BYUNG YOUNG [KR]; LEE DONG CHUL [KR]


Patent No.: US6409998B1  Issued: 25/Jun/2002

Title: UV-photoprotecting emulsions comprising micronized insoluble screening agents and associative polymers

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/693889   Filing Date: 23/Oct/2000

Abstract:

Topically applicable, water-resistant cosmetic/dermatological emulsions well suited for the UV-photoprotection of human skin and/or hair contain an effective UV-photoprotecting amount of at least one micronized organic UV-screening agent insoluble therein, the mean particle size of such micronized particles ranging from 0.01 to 2 mum, and further containing at least one associative polymer which is characteristically other than a C8-C16 alkyl polyglucoside.

Priority: FR19990013220 Applic. Date: 1999-10-22

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]; FORESTIER SERGE [FR]; PISSON ANNE-MARIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6409999B2  Issued: 25/Jun/2002

Title: Synergistically UV-photoprotecting benzotriazole-substituted silicon/cinnamic acid compositions

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/796636   Filing Date: 02/Mar/2001

Abstract:

Topically applicable cosmetic/dermatological compositions suited for improvedly UV-photoprotecting human skin and/or hair against the deleterious effects of ultraviolet irradiation, advantageously oil-in-water emulsions, contain SPF-synergistically enhancing amounts of (a) at least one UV-screening benzotriazole-substituted silicon compound and (b) at least one UV-screening cinnamic acid derivative, formulated into (c) a topically applicable, cosmetically/dermatologically acceptable vehicle, diluent or carrier therefor.

Priority: FR19990008568 Applic. Date: 1999-07-02; WO2000FR01696 Applic. Date: 2000-06-20

Inventor: AGOSTINI ISABELLE [FR]; ARNAUD PASCAL [FR]; GUILLARD SYLVIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6410038B1  Issued: 25/Jun/2002

Title: Water-in-oil-in-polar solvent emulsions

Applicant/Assignee: DOW CORNING CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/593529   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2000

Abstract:

Water-in-oil-in-non-aqueous polar solvent W/O/PS type multiple emulsion contains a water phase W dispersed in an oil O as the first continuous phase of a primary emulsions W/O by an emulsifier. Primary emulsion W/O is dispersed in a second continuous non-aqueous polar solvent phase PS to form multiple emulsion W/O/PS. The emulsifier is a silicone elastomer containing polyether groups which is a network of polymeric molecules crosslinked with an alpha,omega-unsaturated hydrocarbon.

Priority:

Inventor: LIN ZUCHEN [US]; SCHULZ JR WILLIAM JAMES [US]


Patent No.: US6416748B1  Issued: 09/Jul/2002

Title: Emulsifier-free UV-photoprotecting emulsions comprising micronized insoluble screening agents

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/693894   Filing Date: 23/Oct/2000

Abstract:

Topically applicable, water-resistant but emulsifier-free cosmetic/dermatological emulsions well suited for the UV-photoprotection of human skin and/or hair contain (a) at least one aqueous phase and (b) at least one fatty phase, (c) an effective UV-photoprotecting amount of at least one micronized organic UV-screening agent insoluble therein, the mean particle size of such micronized particles ranging from 0.01 to 2 mum and (d) optionally, at least one crosslinked polymer of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer.

Priority: FR19990013221 Applic. Date: 1999-10-22

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]; PISSON ANNE-MARIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6416751B1  Issued: 09/Jul/2002

Title: Cosmetic and/or dermatological powder, process for its preparation and its uses

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/243495   Filing Date: 03/Feb/1999

Abstract:

A cosmetic and/or dermatological powder comprising from 5 to 70% of modified starch and from 30 to 95% of oily phase comprising at least one oil. The present invention also relates to a process for manufacturing a cosmetic and/or dermatological powder comprising at least one modified starch and an oily phase, by (1) preparing an oil-in-water dispersion by mixing an oily phase comprising at least one oil in an aqueous phase comprising at least one modified starch, the oily phase/starch weight ratio ranging from 3:7 to 19:1, and (2) dehydrating the dispersion in order to obtain the powder. The powder may be used just as it is and is useful in particular to care for, cleanse, remove make-up from, make up and/or treat the skin, mucous membranes and/or the scalp.

Priority: FR19980001219 Applic. Date: 1998-02-03

Inventor: ROULIER VERONIQUE [FR]; BORDEAUX DOMINIQUE [FR]


Patent No.: US6417145B1  Issued: 09/Jul/2002

Title: Detergent cosmetic compositions and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/591340   Filing Date: 09/Jun/2000

Abstract:

Novel detergent and conditioning compositions comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, (A) a washing base comprising at least one anionic surfactant of alkyl ether sulphate type and (B) a conditioning system comprising at least one insoluble non-amino silicone and at least one cationic polymer preferably selected from diallyldimethylammonium homopolymers, and uses thereof.

Priority: FR19970004220 Applic. Date: 1997-04-07; US1998-055668 Applic. Date: 1998-04-07

Inventor: DECOSTER SANDRINE [FR]; BEAUQUEY BERNARD [FR]


Patent No.: US6419912B1  Issued: 16/Jul/2002

Title: Hypoallergenic make-up or care composition comprising a crosslinked organopolysiloxane comprising an oxyalkylene group, and its uses

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/538509   Filing Date: 30/Mar/2000

Abstract:

A hypoallergenic composition for making up or caring for keratinous substances which comprises an aqueous phase dispersed in a liquid fatty phase by means of particles of crosslinked elastomeric solid organopolysiloxane comprising at least one oxyalkylene group and in particular an oxyethylene group, the said composition additionally being devoid of cosurfactant. The invention also relates to the use of these particles of elastomeric solid organopolysiloxane in a hypoallergenic and fresh cosmetic composition or for the manufacture of a hypoallergenic and fresh care, treatment or make-up composition, comprising an aqueous phase dispersed in a liquid fatty phase.

Priority: FR19990003969 Applic. Date: 1999-03-30

Inventor: LEZER NATHALIE JAGER [FR]


Patent No.: US6423306B2  Issued: 23/Jul/2002

Title: COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING DI-BLOCK, TRI-BLOCK, MULTI-BLOCK AND RADIAL BLOCK COPOLYMERS

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL SA

Application No.: 09/258809   Filing Date: 26/Feb/1999

Abstract:

The subject-matter of the present invention is a transfer-free composition comprising (a) at least one of a di-block, tri-block, multi-block and/or radial block copolymer and optionally (b) a film former or a mixture of film formers. The composition may comprise any one of a di-block, tri-block, multi-block or radial block copolymer or any mixture or blend of co-polymers. Cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions of the invention result in a film with very good retention, good transfer resistant properties, and which does not migrate over time. The compositions have cosmetic properties which are improved in relation to those of the "transfer free" products of the prior art.

Priority:

Inventor: CAES CAROLYN [US]; GRAVES GARY G [US]; KANJI MOHAMED G [US]; MONTES DE OCA MARGARITA [US]; NORMAN GREG [US]; ORR CARL [US]; THAU PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6423322B1  Issued: 23/Jul/2002

Title: Organopolysiloxane gels for use in cosmetics

Applicant/Assignee: WACKER SILICONES CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/317093   Filing Date: 22/May/1999

Abstract:

Soft, creamy translucent and transparent gels suitable for use in cosmetic applications may be prepared by hydrosilylating an unsaturated MQ resin or its equivalent with an Si-H functional organopolysiloxane cross-linker having Si-H functionality along its polysiloxane backbone, in the presence of a low viscosity and preferably volatile organopolysiloxanes. The stable gels obtained may be converted to creamy gels of a wide range of consistency by simple shearing. Gel firmness can be maintained through addition of a catalyst inhibitor to the gel formulation.

Priority:

Inventor: FRY BRYAN E [US]


Patent No.: US6426079B1  Issued: 30/Jul/2002

Title: Water-in-oil emulsion, composition comprising such an emulsion, and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/277207   Filing Date: 26/Mar/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a stable water-in-oil emulsion for cosmetic, pharmaceutical or hygiene use, comprising an aqueous phase and a fatty phase comprising a silicone oil, characterized in that it comprises an emulsifying system comprising at least one alpha,omega-substituted oxyalkylenated silicone of formula (I):in which: R=-(CH2)pO-(C2H4O)x(C3H6O)yR1where:R1 represents H, CH3 or CH2CH3,p is an integer ranging from 1 to 5, x ranges from 1 to 100 and y ranges from 1 to 50,it being possible for the units (C2H4O) and (C3H6O) to be distributed randomly or in blocks,the R2 radicals represent a C1-C3 alkyl radical or a phenyl radical,5<=m<=300,and a co-surfactant chosen from the family of glycol mono- and/or diesters and glyceryl mono-, di- and/or triesters, and mixtures thereof. The invention also relates to a composition comprising the above emulsion, and to its applications in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, dermatological or hygiene fields.

Priority: FR19980003762 Applic. Date: 1998-03-26

Inventor: BARA ISABELLE [FR]; LEMANN PATRICIA [FR]; TOURNILHAC FLORENCE [FR]; COLLETTE ANNICK [FR]; SIMON JEAN-CHRISTOPHE [FR]


Patent No.: US6427870B2  Issued: 06/Aug/2002

Title: Methods and devices for dispensing a product and for selectively varying a concentration of the dispensed products

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/852271   Filing Date: 10/May/2001

Abstract:

A dispensing device for dispensing a product includes a first chamber configured to initially contain at least one of a first composition and a mixture of the first composition and a second composition, a second chamber configured to contain the second composition, a flow passage for providing flow of the second composition from the second chamber to the first chamber, a selective air intake mechanism configured to selectively be placed in an open position to allow air to flow into the first chamber and a closed position to prevent air from flowing into the first chamber via the selective air intake mechanism, and an actuator configured to be actuated to cause an amount of a product to be dispensed from the first chamber. The product dispensed includes at least one of the first composition, the second composition, and the mixture of the first composition and the second composition.

The device is configured such that in response to the product being dispensed from the first chamber, an amount of the second composition flows from the second chamber to the first chamber via the flow passage when the selective air flow mechanism is in the closed position.

Priority: FR20000005951 Applic. Date: 2000-05-10

Inventor: DE LAFORCADE VINCENT [FR]


Patent No.: US6428773B1  Issued: 06/Aug/2002

Title: Shadow-effect cosmetic composition

Applicant/Assignee: COLOR ACCESS, INC

Application No.: 09/482586   Filing Date: 13/Jan/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cosmetic composition, containing a four-layered interference pigment comprising an innermost layer of mica, a first outer layer of a colored pigment, a second outer transparent layer, and an outermost layer of a colored pigment, combined with a traditional interference pigment. The compositions, when applied to a facial or body surface, emphasize the contours of the surface, creating greater depth and dimension. The compositions are particularly useful as lip products, to create a fuller, plumper look to the lips.

Priority:

Inventor: OKO JENNIFER [US]; COHEN ISAAC D [US]


Patent No.: US6428775B1  Issued: 06/Aug/2002

Title: Non-greasy make-up remover

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, A DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/696422   Filing Date: 25/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A make-up remover which has high efficacy yet low greasiness, contains a combination of two make-up removal ingredients: (i) mineral oil and/or wax and (ii) isoparaffin, wherein the second ingredient (ii) boosts the make-up removal capacity of the first ingredient, thus allowing to decrease the level of mineral oil and/or wax in the composition, which in turn results in decreased greasiness of the composition.

Priority: US19990161439P Applic. Date: 1999-10-26

Inventor: HABIF STEPHAN SAMUEL [US]; REVILLA-LARA JOSE ANTONIO [MX]; RUIZ HUMBERTO GARCIA [MX]; CHAVEZ LUISA ARGELIA CARRERA [MX]; GOMEZ JOSE MANUEL LOPEZ-GALLO [MX]


Patent No.: US6428797B2  Issued: 06/Aug/2002

Title: Long-lasting liquid color compositions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/788182   Filing Date: 18/Feb/2001

Abstract:

Embodiments include a liquid colorant composition having an acrylates/octylacrylamide copolymer, a cellulose material, alcohol and a colorant. The cellulose material may be hydroxypropylcellulose. Isostearyl alcohol and silica may be included in the composition to enhance properties such as the spreadability and feel of the composition on the lips. Additional additives such as fragrance and botanical extracts may also be added. Such compositions can be easily applied to the lips and offer long wear characteristics.

Priority: US1999-294712 Applic. Date: 1999-04-15; US1998-060799 Applic. Date: 1998-04-15

Inventor: FISHMAN YORAM [US]


Patent No.: US6432417B1  Issued: 13/Aug/2002

Title: Cosmetic composition containing solid organic particles coated with a cationic polymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 08/397141   Filing Date: 21/Apr/1995

Abstract:

Cosmetic composition for the skin or skin appendages comprising a dispersion of solid organic particles in a binder and characterized in that at least a part of said organic particles is introduced in said composition in the form of particles having their surface coated with at least one cationic polymer. The cationic polymer comprises, for example, units containing primary, secondary, tertiary and/or quaternary amine groupings. The particles coated in this way are readily dispersible, even in fatty binders. The cosmetic compositions obtained show good adhesion to the skin and, in the case of compacted compositions, good cohesion properties.

Priority: FR19920010885 Applic. Date: 1992-09-11; WO1993FR00878 Applic. Date: 1993-09-13

Inventor: MELLUL MYRIAM [FR]; CANDAU DIDIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6432421B1  Issued: 13/Aug/2002

Title: Emollient compositions with polyethylene beads

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLORA TECHNOLOGIES, LTD

Application No.: 09/547482   Filing Date: 12/Apr/2000

Abstract:

An emollient composition comprising at least 5-30% by weight polyethylene, 0-60% by weight petrolatum, and 0-50% octyl palmitate. These emollient compositions may be used as emollient carriers for various materials, such as fragrances and pigments or dyes, to be externally applied to the skin. These emollient compositions may be formed into particulate shapes, such as spheres, for subsequent use in cosmetic products.

Priority:

Inventor: BROWN JAMES S [US]; BROWN JAMES H [US]


Patent No.: US6432423B1  Issued: 13/Aug/2002

Title: Use of hyperbranched polymers and dendrimers comprising a particular group as film-forming agent, film-forming compositions comprising same and use particularly in cosmetics and pharmaceutics

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/581752   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The invention concerns the use of hyperbranched polymers and dendrimers, comprising at least one group of formula (I) in which: Y represents the oxygen atom or a NH group: and A represents a C1-C12 alkane di-yl group, linear, branched or cyclic, saturated or unsaturated

said group being optionally interrupted by one or several heteroatoms and/or substituted by a function selected among: amino (-NH2): acylamino (-NH-CO-R) in which R represents a C1-C10 alkyl group, linear, branched or cyclic, saturated or unsaturated

carboxylic acid (-COOH), ester (-COOR) in which R represents a C1-C10 alkyl group, linear, branched or cyclic, saturated or unsaturated, as film-forming agent. The invention also concerns a film-forming composition comprising said compound and its use particularly in cosmetics or pharmaceutics.

Priority: FR19970016175 Applic. Date: 1997-12-19; WO1998FR02537 Applic. Date: 1998-11-26

Inventor: MAIGNAN JEAN [FR]; GENARD SYLVIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6432428B1  Issued: 13/Aug/2002

Title: Dry emollient composition composing mono-unsaturated jojoba esters

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLORA TECHNOLOGIES

Application No.: 09/935015   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Disclosed are dry-feel emollient compositions comprising fatty alcohols, alkyl esters and jojoba wax esters obtained by a novel process of a base catalyzed alcoholysis reaction between jojoba oil and an alcohol, such as isopropyl alcohol. The composition is essentially solid at room temperature, can be provided in various shapes and sizes (especially as particulates such as spheres). These new compositions increase the range of applications for cosmetic compositions by providing an emollient that is more polar and hydrophilic than is found in naturally occurring jojoba oils (jojoba wax esters). These compositions have use in personal care, cosmetic, cosemceutical and pharmaceutical products. Typical materials these compositions may be blended include, but are not limited to, cosmetic oils and waxes, both natural and synthetic, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, silicone oils, mineral oils, long chain esters, vitamins, long chain fatty acids, alcohols, cosmeceuticals, pigments, botanical extracts, esters and ethers, dimers, trimers, oligomers, polymers, and the like. These compositions may be combined with active ingredients to be delivered by the compositions.

Priority: US1998-010736 Applic. Date: 1998-01-22; US1997-953132 Applic. Date: 1997-10-17

Inventor: ARQUETTE DEMETRIOS JAMES G [US]; BROWN JIM [US]; REINHARDT JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US6433073B1  Issued: 13/Aug/2002

Title: Polyurethane dispersion in alcohol-water system

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/626028   Filing Date: 27/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A polyurethane dispersion and a method of making are provided. The polyurethane dispersion is stable in a mixture of alcohol and water. The dispersion comprises the reaction product of (a) an isocyanate terminated polyurethane prepolymer comprising the reaction product of (i) at least one oligomeric polyactive hydrogen compound insoluble in said alcohol, wherein said polyactive hydrogen compound is an alkyl, aryl, or aralkyl structure optionally substituted by N, O, and S

(ii) at least one polyisocyanate, and (iii) at least one polyactive hydrogen compound soluble in said mixture of alcohol and water

(b) a polyfunctional chain extender

and (c) a monofunctional chain terminator

wherein the equivalent ratio of difunctional chain extender to prepolymer isocyanate is 0.60 to 1.20.

Priority:

Inventor: KANTNER STEVEN S [US]; SCHOLZ MATTHEW T [US]; LEWANDOWSKI KEVIN M [US]


Patent No.: US6436151B2  Issued: 20/Aug/2002

Title: Compositions for oxidation dyeing keratin fibers comprising at least one oxidation dye, at least one thickening polymer comprising at least one fatty chain, and at least one fatty alcohol comprising more than twenty carbon atoms and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/750718   Filing Date: 02/Jan/2001

Abstract:

Compositions for oxidation dyeing keratin fibers, such as human keratin fibers like hair, comprising, in a dyeing medium, (1) at least one oxidation dye, (2) at least one thickening polymer comprising at least one fatty chain, and (3) at least one fatty alcohol comprising more than twenty carbon atoms. Processes comprising such oxidation dyeing compositions.

Priority: FR19990016762 Applic. Date: 1999-12-30

Inventor: COTTARD FRANCOIS [FR]; RONDEAU CHRISTINE [FR]


Patent No.: US6436375B1  Issued: 20/Aug/2002

Title: Method for obtaining photostable sunscreen compositions

Applicant/Assignee: SOL-GEL TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Application No.: 09/576962   Filing Date: 24/May/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method for obtaining improved photostability of a sunscreen composition that contains at least two sunscreen active ingredients, which are photo-unstable when formulated together, by microencapsulating at least one of said active ingredients in an encapsulating material suitable for holding the encapsulated active ingredient material, thus reducing or preventing its leaching out of the capsules

and adding other acceptable components and additives needed for the preparation of said composition. The sunscreen active ingredients can be selected from UVA and UVB absorbers, preferably a combination thereof. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention said active ingredients are encapsulated in separate sol-gel microcapsules.

Priority: US19990136030P Applic. Date: 1999-05-25

Inventor: LAPIDOT NOA [IL]; MAGDASSI SHLOMO [IL]; AVNIR DAVID [IL]; ROTTMAN CLAUDIO [IL]; GANS ORIT [IL]; SERI-LEVY ALON [IL]


Patent No.: US6436412B1  Issued: 20/Aug/2002

Title: Use of a hybrid polymeric material for coating keratinous materials

Applicant/Assignee: LOREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/254424   Filing Date: 19/May/1999

Abstract:

The invention relates to the use, for coating keratin substances, of a crosslinked hybrid polymer material which can be obtained from an aqueous solution containing:(a) at least one water-soluble polymer containing at least functional groups capable of forming hydrogen bonds, and(b) at least one organic or inorganic salt, of ammonium or of a monovalent or polyvalent metal cation

and by physical crosslinking of the said polymer resulting from hydrogen interactions between the functional groups of the said polymer and the water molecules in the hydration sphere of the said hydrated cation, for the preparation of cosmetic or dermatological compositions.The invention relates more particularly to the use of the said coating agent for make-up products, in particular foundations, lipsticks, mascaras, eyeliners and care bases for the nails

for hair formulations, in particular styling products and/or products for holding the hair, or alternatively for skincare products.

Priority: FR19970008606 Applic. Date: 1997-07-07; WO1998FR01259 Applic. Date: 1998-06-16

Inventor: QUINN FRANCIS [FR]


Patent No.: US6440430B1  Issued: 27/Aug/2002

Title: W/O emulsion composition comprising such an emulsion and cosmetic pharmaceutical or hygiene use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/276744   Filing Date: 26/Mar/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a stable water-in-oil emulsion for cosmetic, pharmaceutical or hygiene use, comprising an aqueous phase and a fatty phase comprising a silicone oil, characterized in that it comprises at least one alpha,omega-substituted oxyalkylenated silicone, the emulsion having a viscosity ranging from 100 cps to 200 poises, at 25 DEG C. and at a shear rate of 200 s-1. The invention also relates to the compositions comprising such an emulsion, and to its applications in the cosmetics field.

Priority: FR19980003761 Applic. Date: 1998-03-26

Inventor: BARA ISABELLE [FR]; LEMANN PATRICIA [FR]; TOURNILHAC FLORENCE [FR]; COLLETTE ANNICK [FR]; SIMON JEAN-CHRISTOPHE [FR]


Patent No.: US6444213B1  Issued: 03/Sep/2002

Title: Cosmetics with hydrofluoroether (HFE)

Applicant/Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES LTD

Application No.: 09/486367   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2000

Abstract:

A cosmetic containing at least 1% by weight of hydrofluoroether having a viscosity of less than 5 mPa.s at 25 DEG C., which is represented by the general formula (1):wherein n is a number of 1 to 12, m is a number of 0 to 25, l is a number of 0 to 11, m+l=2n+1, x is a number of 1 to 12, y is a number of 0 to 25, z is a number of 0 to 11, and y+z=2x+1, provided that m and y are not be simultaneously zero, and l and z are not be simultaneously zero, gives no environment disruption, is highly safe for the skin and improves the feeling in use.

Priority: JP19970232891 Applic. Date: 1997-08-28; WO1998JP03499 Applic. Date: 1998-08-06

Inventor: MORITA MASAMICHI [JP]; KUBO MOTONOBU [JP]


Patent No.: US6447761B1  Issued: 10/Sep/2002

Title: Composition and process for making up keratinous substances in relief

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/524571   Filing Date: 13/Mar/2000

Abstract:

A cosmetic make-up composition containing, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, a film-forming polymer and a coloring material containing at least one colored polymer film fragment which exhibits two substantially flat faces, the fragment being insoluble in the medium of the composition. A make-up kit containing a first composition containing a film-forming polymer and a second composition containing a film-forming polymer and a colored film fragment. A cosmetic process for making up keratinous substances. The make-up obtained from the process exhibits a grainy effect.

Priority: FR19990003006 Applic. Date: 1999-03-11

Inventor: RAMIN ROLAND [FR]


Patent No.: US6447792B2  Issued: 10/Sep/2002

Title: Use in cosmetics of a rigid gel, and cosmetic or dermatological compositions used

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL LOREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/877134   Filing Date: 11/Jun/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use in cosmetics of rigid gels containing at least 20% by weight of one or more water-soluble or hydrophilic gelling agent(s) which may be obtained from the said water-soluble or hydrophilic gelling agent in the presence of water by mixing, blending, compression and extrusion in a twin-screw extruder.These gels constitute novel pharmaceutical forms for cosmetic or dermatological use. These gels are generally in the form of sticks, pencils or cakes. They may be aqueous with a matrix consisting of an aqueous gelled network. They may be in anhydrous form with a matrix consisting of a dehydrated gelled network.

They may constitute many products in solid form applied to making up, to care of and/or to treatment of the skin, the scalp, the hair or the mucous membranes, or alternatively applied to the hygiene of the body, the skin, the scalp, the hair or the mucous membranes.

Priority: FR19950013095 Applic. Date: 1995-11-06; US2000-500075 Applic. Date: 2000-02-08; US1998-068196 Applic. Date: 1998-08-20

Inventor: ROULIER VERONIQUE [FR]; MELLUL MYRIAM [FR]; DAUBIGE THERESE [FR]; HOLZ KATRIN [CH]


Patent No.: US6447818B1  Issued: 10/Sep/2002

Title: Compositions containing compounds with adrenergic activity and vegetable extracts of Crataegus and gingko biloba for the treatment of overweight and obesity

Applicant/Assignee: AMBROS PHARMA S.R.L

Application No.: 09/686342   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2000

Abstract:

Compositions containing compounds with adrenergic activity and an extract of Crataegus standardized in flavonoids, combined with an extract of Gingko biloba standardized in flavonglucosides in appropriate weight ratios are suitable for pharmaceutical administration or as food supplements for the treatment of weight loss and obesity in humans. The formulations are appropriate for the administration of the active ingredients in a form that increases patient compliance and the efficacy of the therapeutic or dietary intervention, but reduces the untoward effects of the compounds with adrenergic activity.

Priority: IT1999MI02201 Applic. Date: 1999-10-20

Inventor: STANKOV BOJIDAR M [IT]


Patent No.: US6450366B1  Issued: 17/Sep/2002

Title: Methods and devices for dispensing a product with a varying concentration

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL (S.A.)

Application No.: 09/686874   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A dispensing device for dispensing a product includes a first chamber configured to initially contain at least one of a first composition and a mixture of the first composition and a second composition, a second chamber configured to contain the second composition, a flow passage for providing flow of the second composition from the second chamber to the first chamber, and an actuator configured to be actuated to cause an amount of a product to be dispensed from the first chamber. The product dispensed includes at least one of the first composition, the second composition, and the mixture of the first composition and the second composition. The device is configured such that in response to the product being dispensed from the first chamber, an amount of the second composition flows from the second chamber to the first chamber via the flow passage.

Priority: FR19990012708 Applic. Date: 1999-10-12; FR19990013024 Applic. Date: 1999-10-19

Inventor: DE LAFORCADE VINCENT [FR]


Patent No.: US6451298B1  Issued: 17/Sep/2002

Title: Cosmetic compositions comprising at least one silicone copolymer and at least one cationic polymer, and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 09/692357   Filing Date: 20/Oct/2000

Abstract:

Cosmetic compositions comprising at least one silicone copolymer with a dynamic viscosity ranging from 1x106 to 100x106 cP and at least one cationic polymer. This combination can give cosmetic properties, such as at least one of smoothness, lightness, and softness, without the phenomenon of regreasing keratin fibers. These compositions can be used for washing and/or conditioning a keratin material, such as the hair or the skin.

Priority: FR19990013098 Applic. Date: 1999-10-20

Inventor: DECOSTER SANDRINE [FR]; DOUIN VERONIQUE [FR]; BAILLY VIRGINIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6451329B1  Issued: 17/Sep/2002

Title: Cosmetic compositions for reducing shiny appearance of oily skin

Applicant/Assignee: REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/810134   Filing Date: 16/Mar/2001

Abstract:

A pigmented emulsion cosmetic composition for reducing the shiny appearance of skin and cosmetically improving the appearance of skin imperfections comprising a cosmetically effective amount of mushroom extract and a method for reducing the shiny appearance of skin and cosmetically improving the appearance of skin imperfections comprising applying to the skin an emulsion cosmetic composition containing mushroom extract.

Priority:

Inventor: SANDEWICZ IDA MARIE [US]; ZAMYATIN TATYANA [US]; RUSS JULIO GANS [US]


Patent No.: US6455055B1  Issued: 24/Sep/2002

Title: Cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/467937   Filing Date: 21/Dec/1999

Abstract:

Disclosed are cosmetic compositions including lipsticks, comprising from about 0.01% to about 50%, by weight, of a crystalline vitamin B3 compound having an average particle size of from about 0.01 mum to about 200 mum

from about 1% to about 90%, by weight, of an emollient component

and from about 1% to about 90%, by weight, of a solidifying agent. The compositions provide improved skin feel of crystalline vitamin B3 compounds when applied to skin.

Priority: US1999-249939 Applic. Date: 1999-02-12

Inventor: WALLING DAVID WILLIAM [US]; VATTER MICHAEL LEE [US]


Patent No.: US6455140B1  Issued: 24/Sep/2002

Title: Visible mirror film glitter

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/582928   Filing Date: 05/Jul/2000

Abstract:

Glitter, at least a portion of which, comprise visible mirror film. The glitter is useful in any of a variety of ways, including in loose form, attached to the surface of a substrate, in a dispersible combination, or present in a matrix material ranging, for example, from liquids, such as water and alcohols, to gels, such as silicone and glycenol, to hard, rigid materials such as plastics, particle board and fiberglass.

Priority: WO1999US00741 Applic. Date: 1999-01-13

Inventor: WHITNEY LELAND R [US]; OUDERKIRK ANDREW J [US]


Patent No.: US6461597B1  Issued: 08/Oct/2002

Title: Method of treating hair or skin

Applicant/Assignee: DOW CORNING TORAY SILICONE CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/707512   Filing Date: 07/Nov/2000

Abstract:

A cosmetic consists of a cosmetic raw material in the form of an emulsion of silicone or organic oil containing crosslinked particles mixed with other cosmetic raw materials. Its touch on fingers and skin is good, spreading and feel during use are good, and it can also prevent unruly hair, stray hair, and tangling of hair, so hair can easily be arranged. It imparts a fresh, dry feeling without any stickiness. The cosmetic raw material consists of the silicone or organic oil emulsion containing crosslinked particles with a mean particle diameter of 0.05 to 100 mum. Crosslinking is obtained by an hydrosilylation of liquid crosslinkable compositions consisting of (A) organic compounds with at least two aliphatic unsaturated bonds per molecule, (B) silicon containing organic compounds with at least two hydrogen atoms bonded to silicon atoms in each molecule, and (C) hydrosilylation reaction catalysts. The resulting crosslinked particles are contained in the droplets of the silicone oil or the organic oil which have mean particle sizes of 0.1 to 500 mum, and which droplets are in turn dispersed in water.

Priority: JP19990324840 Applic. Date: 1999-11-16

Inventor: MORITA YOSHITSUGU [JP]; KOBAYASHI KAZUO [JP]; MASARU OZAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6461626B1  Issued: 08/Oct/2002

Title: Wear resistant topical compositions having improved feel

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/628630   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to substantially uniform, discontinuous films of a topical product having a defined abrasion resistance, coverage value and particle spacing. The films are wear or transfer resistant and provide good skin coverage, while simultaneously providing improved skin appearance, e.g., good apparent coverage and a natural look. The films can be formed by methods which provide the defined particle coverage and spacing, including silk screening and the like and electrostatic spray techniques. The films are preferably formed by electrostatically spraying the composition onto the skin.

Priority: US2000-583972 Applic. Date: 2000-05-31; US19990149585P Applic. Date: 1999-08-18

Inventor: RABE THOMAS ELLIOT [US]; YEN HELEN SHU YING [US]


Patent No.: US6464964B1  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: Cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/334844   Filing Date: 16/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A cosmetic composition having improved transfer resistance comprising:a) from about 0.1-60% by weight of trimethylated silica,b) from about 0.1-60% by weight of a volatile solvent having a viscosity of 0.5 to 100 centipoise at 25 DEG C.,c) 0.1-60% by weight of a nonvolatile oil having a viscosity of 200 to 1,000,000 centipoise at 25 DEG C.d) 0.1-80% of a cosmetically acceptable carrier.

Priority: US1997-933807 Applic. Date: 1997-09-19; US1996-599400 Applic. Date: 1996-01-05; US1994-328992 Applic. Date: 1994-10-25

Inventor: BRIEVA HERNANDO [US]; RUSS JULIO GANS [US]; SANDEWICZ IDA MARIE [US]


Patent No.: US6464969B2  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: Film-forming cosmetic composition

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/880792   Filing Date: 15/Jun/2001

Abstract:

Use of a composition containing at least one hydrophobic film-forming polymer and at least one thermal transition agent, in a physiologically acceptable medium, to obtain a film, wherein the composition is applied to a keratinous material, and the film may be removable with hot water. The at least one thermal transition agent being capable of undergoing a transition at a transition temperature Tt chosen within a temperature range of from 25 DEG C. to 80 DEG C., and being not water soluble in water maintained at a temperature below the transition temperature Tt, wherein the at least one hydrophobic film-forming polymer and at least one thermal transition agent are the same or different.

The invention also relates to a composition containing, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least 5% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition, of at least one first hydrophobic film-forming polymer, and at least one thermal transition agent which is capable of undergoing a change of state within a transition temperature range of from 25 DEG C. to 80 DEG C., and being not water soluble in water maintained at a temperature below the transition temperature. The composition makes it possible to obtain a film which may be resistant to cold water and removable with hot water.

Priority: FR20000007656 Applic. Date: 2000-06-15

Inventor: DE LA POTERIE VALERIE [FR]; MONDET JEAN [FR]; AUGUSTE FREDERIC [FR]


Patent No.: US6464990B2  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: NANOEMULSION BASED ON ETHYLENE OXIDE AND PROPYLENE OXIDE BLOCK COPOLYMERS AND ITS USES IN THE COSMETICS, DERMATOLOGICAL AND/OR OPHTHALMOLOGICAL FIELDS

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/477715   Filing Date: 05/Jan/2000

Abstract:

A nanoemulsion comprising an oily phase dispersed in an aqueous phase and having oil globules with a number-average size of less than 100 mm, which dispersion is facilitated by a surfactant comprised of polyethylene oxide and polypropylene oxide blocks, the oily phase comprising at least one oil having a molecular weight of greater than 400 and wherein the ratio by weight of the amount of oily phase to the amount of surfactant ranges from 2 to 10.

Priority: FR19990000031 Applic. Date: 1999-01-05

Inventor: SIMONNET JEAN-THIERRY [FR]; SONNEVILLE ODILE [FR]; LEGRET SYLVIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6465402B1  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: Composition in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion and its uses in particular its cosmetic uses

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/579435   Filing Date: 26/May/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an oil-in-water emulsion composition, including: an oily phase dispersed in an aqueous phase

wherein the oily phase includes at least one crosslinked solid organopolysiloxane elastomer having at least one oxyalkylene group

and wherein the aqueous phase includes at least one polymer which is soluble or swellable in water. The present invention also relates to a cosmetic composition containing the above-noted composition, and methods of using. The present invention makes it possible to prepare oil-in-water emulsions which are stable even though they may not contain a conventionally used surfactant, this stability persisting even when the level of oily phase is high. Furthermore, the present invention provides compositions that are advantageously fresh and comfortable during application to the skin, which effects are otherwise not obtained with conventional compositions.

Priority: FR19990006659 Applic. Date: 1999-05-26

Inventor: LORANT RALUCA [FR]


Patent No.: US6468549B1  Issued: 22/Oct/2002

Title: Acidic compositions or dermatological composition containing a crosslinked poly (2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid) neutralized to at least 90%

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 08/885167   Filing Date: 30/Jun/1997

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cosmetic or dermatological composition containing an acidic aqueous medium and at least one crosslinked poly(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid) polymer neutralized to at least 90%. The composition contains, distributed randomly:(a) from 90 to 99.9% by weight of units of formula (1)

andin which X+ denotes a cation or a mixture of cations, it being possible for at most 10 mol % of the cations X+ to be protons H+

(b) from 0.01 to 10% by weight of crosslinking units originating from at least one monomer having at least two olefinic double bonds

the proportions by weight being defined with respect to the total weight of the polymer. The invention also relates to the use of this composition in the cosmetic treatment of keratinous substances, in particular of the skin, hair and mucous membranes, and in particular to a non-therapeutic process for depigmentation of the skin.

Priority: FR19960008108 Applic. Date: 1996-06-28

Inventor: DUPUIS CHRISTINE [FR]; HANSENNE ISABELLE [FR]; MAUBRU MIRELLE [FR]; SEBILLOTE-ARNAUD LAURENCE [FR]; LORANT RALUCA [FR]


Patent No.: US6468550B1  Issued: 22/Oct/2002

Title: Use of an ionic conductor in order to improve photochromism, and composition comprising it

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 09/139280   Filing Date: 25/Aug/1998

Abstract:

A method of improving the photochromishm of a composition comprising at least one photochromic compound with an ionic conductor, and the composition thereof. The composition may, in particular, be in the form of a care and/or make-up product for the skin, a suncare or self-tanning product, or a haircare product.

Priority: FR19970010658 Applic. Date: 1997-08-26

Inventor: REMY CHRISTOPHE [FR]


Patent No.: US6468647B1  Issued: 22/Oct/2002

Title: Infrared reflective visually colored metallic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: SPECTRO DYNAMIC SYSTEMS, LLC

Application No.: 09/035535   Filing Date: 17/Feb/1998

Abstract:

Infrared reflective visually colored metal substrates or metal-coated particles are prepared by burnishing colored pigments into the metal. Proper selection of the pigment allows for intense visual color without degradation of the infrared reflective properties. The resulting visually colored infrared reflective composition may be utilized in a variety of applications, such as coatings, fabrics, tapes, and face paint, to provide infrared signature control as well as visual camouflage.

Priority:

Inventor: SUTTER CHRISTOPHER RICHARD [US]; PETELINKAR RICHARD AUGUST [US]; REEVES REBECCA EDYTHE [US]


Patent No.: US6469131B2  Issued: 22/Oct/2002

Title: Structured composition containing tertiary amide-terminated polyamide for personal care products

Applicant/Assignee: ARIZONA CHEMICAL COMPANY

Application No.: 09/899812   Filing Date: 06/Jul/2001

Abstract:

1. A structured composition comprising at least one liquid oil phase structured by at least one gellant, said at least one gellant comprising a tertiary amide-terminated polyamide resin (ATPA) of the formula (1):wherein, n designates a number of repeating units such that terminal amide groups constitute from 10% to 50% of the total amide groups

R1 at each occurrence is independently selected from a C1-22 hydrocarbon group

R2 at each occurrence is independently selected from a C2-42 hydrocarbon group

R3 at each occurrence is independently selected from an organic group containing at least two carbon atoms in addition to hydrogen atoms, and optionally containing one or more oxygen and nitrogen atoms

and R3a at each occurrence is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-10 alkyl and a direct bond to R3 or another R3a such that the N atom to which R3 and R3a are both bonded is part of a heterocyclic structure defined in part by R3a-N-R3

the composition further comprising at least one amphiphile compound that is a liquid at ambient temperature or has a melting point below 35 DEG C., and has an HLB value of less than 8.0.

Priority: US1999-225889 Applic. Date: 1999-01-04

Inventor: LAWSON NELSON E [US]; PAVLIN MARK S [US]


Patent No.: US6471730B1  Issued: 29/Oct/2002

Title: Dyeing composition containing a laccase and keratinous fiber dyeing methods using same

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/600135   Filing Date: 11/Sep/2000

Abstract:

The invention concerns a ready-to-use composition for dyeing human keratinous fibers and more particularly human hair, comprising in support suitable for dyeing keratinous fibers: (a) at least an enzyme such as laccase

(b) at least a cationic substantive or particular amphoteric polymer

(c) at least an oxidation coloring agent, as well as the dyeing methods using said composition.

Priority: FR19980000254 Applic. Date: 1998-01-13; WO1998FR02794 Applic. Date: 1998-12-18

Inventor: LANG GERARD [FR]; COTTERET JEAN [FR]


Patent No.: US6471949B2  Issued: 29/Oct/2002

Title: Compositions comprising at least one UV screening agent and at least one flavylium salt which is unsubstituted in position 3, for coloring the skin, and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/901724   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2001

Abstract:

A cosmetic and/or dermatological composition intended for artificially coloring the skin, which comprises, in, for example, a cosmetically acceptable support, at least one compound capable of screening out ultraviolet radiation and at least one flavylium salt compound which is unsubstituted in position 3, and which is substituted with at least one radical chosen from hydroxyl and alkoxy radicals, wherein the at least one flavylium salt compound may be obtained, for example, in a manner chosen from synthetically, from a plant extract containing it, and from an enriched plant extract containing it. The invention also relates to the uses of these compositions for coloring the skin.

Priority: FR20000009117 Applic. Date: 2000-07-12

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]; FORESTIER SERGE [FR]


Patent No.: US6475495B1  Issued: 05/Nov/2002

Title: Hyperbranched polymers or dendrimers having a particular group, preparation method and compositions containing same

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 09/581767   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The invention concerns a compound selected among hyper-branched polymers and dendrimers, characterised in that it comprises at least one group of formula (I). The invention also concerns a method for preparing said compounds, and their use as thickening or gelling agent, in particular in cosmetics or pharmaceutics. The invention further concerns a cosmetic or pharmaceutical composition containing, in a cosmetically or pharmaceutically acceptable medium, said compounds.

Priority: FR19970016176 Applic. Date: 1997-12-19; WO1998FR02538 Applic. Date: 1998-11-26

Inventor: MAIGNAN JEAN [FR]; GENARD SYLVIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6475500B2  Issued: 05/Nov/2002

Title: Anhydrous cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/850892   Filing Date: 08/May/2001

Abstract:

An anhydrous skin treatment composition is provided which includes a crosslinked siloxane elastomer gel of specific yield point, a skin conditioning agent and a volatile siloxane. Inclusions of the select elastomers provide improved uniform distribution of the pigments.

Priority: US20000217040P Applic. Date: 2000-07-10

Inventor: VATTER MICHAEL LEE [US]; SUNKEL JORGE MAX [US]; MOTLEY CURTIS BOBBY [US]


Patent No.: US6475609B1  Issued: 05/Nov/2002

Title: Color shifting film glitter

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/582932   Filing Date: 05/Jul/2000

Abstract:

Glitter, at least a portion of which comprises color shifting film. The glitter is useful in any of a variety of ways, including in loose form, attached to the surface of a substrate, in a dispersible combination, or present in a matrix material ranging, for example, from liquids, such as water and alcohols, to gels, such as silicone and glycerol, to hard, rigid materials such as plastics, particle board, and fiberglass. Examples of other matrix materials include putties or molding clays, rubbers, and adhesives.

Priority: US1998-006291 Applic. Date: 1998-01-13; WO1999US00742 Applic. Date: 1999-01-13

Inventor: WHITNEY LELAND R [US]; OUDERKIRK ANDREW J [US]; SCANLAN THOMAS J [US]


Patent No.: US6475991B2  Issued: 05/Nov/2002

Title: Use of alpha-alkylglucosides and alpha-alkylglucoside esters as anti-microbial an agents

Applicant/Assignee: ULICE

Application No.: 09/197798   Filing Date: 23/Nov/1998

Abstract:

The present invention embraces methods and compositions which employ antimicrobial compositions which are alpha-alkylglucosides and esters thereof.

Priority: FR19960006517 Applic. Date: 1996-05-24; WO1997FR00913 Applic. Date: 1997-05-23

Inventor: BOURES EMMANUEL [FR]; MESSAGER ARNAUD [FR]


Patent No.: US6482942B1  Issued: 19/Nov/2002

Title: Method of isolating mucilaginous polysaccharides and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: BIOTECHNOLOGY SERVICES AND CONSULTING, INC

Application No.: 09/481111   Filing Date: 11/Jan/2000

Abstract:

The present invention provides a method of isolating mucilaginous polysaccharides from plants, cereals, cell cultures, or fungi such as mushrooms known to have mucilaginous or protein-bound polysaccharides with desirable biological properties. The mucilaginous polysaccharides present in aqueous solution or tissue extracts are treated with tannins to form a complex which is then separated from the solution. The complex is then treated one or more times with either solvents or other substances in solution to remove the bounded tannins from the complex thereby and releasing the isolated polysaccharide. The polysaccharides prepared according to the present method retain properties that are substantially similar to those of the native polysaccharide as it is found in the respective plant or cell. The polysaccharides thus prepared are used in a variety of products. This process is particularly suitable for isolating acetylated mannose polymers from aloe plants and beta glucans.

Priority: US19990115619P Applic. Date: 1999-01-12

Inventor: VITTORI NATALE [US]


Patent No.: US6485714B1  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Use of salicylic acid for regulating hyperpigmented spots

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/627036   Filing Date: 27/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method for regulating hyperpigmented spots in mammalian skin comprising treating the skin with a safe and effective amount of salicylic acid and/or additional active component.

Priority: US19990145722P Applic. Date: 1999-07-27

Inventor: BRADFORD SHERRY A [US]; SCHENTAG JEROME J [US]


Patent No.: US6485731B2  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Method for improving integrity of cosmetic films

Applicant/Assignee: REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/755250   Filing Date: 08/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A method for improving the integrity of a cosmetic film applied to nails or surrounding cuticle surfaces comprising applying to the surface an effective amount of a composition comprising less than 5% by weight of the total composition of a fluorinated oil. The invention also comprises a nail and cuticle conditioning composition and a semi-permanent film forming composition containing the fluorinated oil.

Priority:

Inventor: CALELLO JOSEPH FRANK [US]; OLSEN AMY LYNN [US]; ROSEN RICHARD P [US]


Patent No.: US6485732B1  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Topical composition comprising a cyclic imidocarbonate-based cosmetic bonding agent

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/091748   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions that comprise: a) a safe and effective amount of a cyclic imidocarbonate bonding agent having the structurewherein X represents a cosmetic benefit agent that may or may not be attached to a chemical linker and R represents NH or O

and b) a cosmetically acceptable carrier for the bonding agent wherein the composition is administered topically to mammalian proteinaceous substrates and wherein the bonding agent reacts with a protein contained in the substrate such that the bonding agent, and thus the cosmetic benefit agent, is covalently attached to the substrate. The invention further relates to methods of using the compositions described above as well as various products that include the claimed compositions.

Priority: US20010274034P Applic. Date: 2001-03-07

Inventor: BEKELE HAIMANOT [US]


Patent No.: US6485950B1  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Isozyme of autoclavable superoxide dismutase (SOD), a process for the identification and extraction of the SOD in cosmetic, food and pharmaceutical compositions

Applicant/Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Application No.: 09/617118   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a novel purified isozyme of an autoclavable superoxide dismutase extracted from the plant Potentilla atrosanguinea Lodd. Var. orgyrophylla, said isozyme having the following characteristics, O2- scavenging activity remains same before and after autoclaving

scavenges O2- from sub-zero temperature of -20 DEG C. to high temperature of +80 DEG C.

O2- scavenging activity at 25 DEG C. for 30 days without adding any stabilizing agent such as polyols or sugars

O2- scavenging activity in the presence of saline (0.9% sodium chloride) to 61.8% of the control (without 0.9% sodium chloride), stable at 4 DEG C. for at least 8 months

contamination free and infection free from any living micro- and/or macro-organism after autoclaving

possesses temperature optima at 0 DEG C.

possesses a molecular weight of 33 kD under non-denaturating conditions

possesses a molecular weight of 36 kD under denaturating conditions

has clear peaks in UV range at 268 and 275 nm

has an enzyme turnover number of 19.53x104% per nmol per min at 0 DEG C.

and requires Cu/Zn as a co-factor, method for the preparation of the purified isozyme of autoclavable superoxide dismutase and formulations containing the said autoclavable superoxide dismutase.

Priority:

Inventor: KUMAR SANJAY [IN]; SAHOO RASHMITA [IN]; AHUJA PARAMVIR SINGH [IN]


Patent No.: US6486147B2  Issued: 26/Nov/2002

Title: Cosmetic composition containing a steroid and a 2-alkylalkanol or an ester thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/828813   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2001

Abstract:

A composition including at least one steroid chosen from DHEA and/or a biological precursor and/or a chemical or metabolic derivative of the latter, characterized in that it additionally comprises at least one 2-alkylalkanol comprising from 12 to 36 carbon atoms or an ester of such an alcohol. The invention also relates to the cosmetic and dermatological uses of this composition, in particular for preventing or treating chronological or actinic ageing and canities.

Priority: FR20000004576 Applic. Date: 2000-04-10

Inventor: BALDO FRANCINE [FR]; DREHER SUSANNE [FR]


Patent No.: US6488780B2  Issued: 03/Dec/2002

Title: DETERGENT COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS AND USE THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/308267   Filing Date: 17/May/1999

Abstract:

Detergent and conditioning compositions having a washing base and a conditioning system with an oil nanoemulsion.

Priority: FR19960013977 Applic. Date: 1996-11-15; FR19970003280 Applic. Date: 1997-03-18; WO1997FR01815 Applic. Date: 1997-10-10

Inventor: CAUWET-MARTIN DANIELE [FR]


Patent No.: US6488947B1  Issued: 03/Dec/2002

Title: Topical composition comprising a functional aromatic derivative cosmetic bonding agent

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/091731   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions that comprise: a) a safe and effective amount of a functional aromatic derivative bonding agent having a structure selected from the group consisting ofwhereinX is one or more cosmetic benefit agents that may or may not be attached to a chemical linker

Y, Z, and W are selected from the group consisting of H, NO2, CN, CF3, SO2R, COR, and X

V is selected from the group consisting of F, I, Br, Cl, NO2, SOPh, N3, Oar, OSO2R, OR, SR, and NH2

V'' and Y'' are selected from the group consisting of C, N, and combinations thereof

Z'' and W'' are selected from the group consisting of F, I, Br, Cl, H, SR, X, or combinations thereof

wherein R is an alkyl or phenyl

andb) a cosmetically acceptable carrier for the bonding agent wherein the composition is administered topically to mammalian proteinaceous substrates and wherein the bonding agent reacts with a protein contained in the substrate such that the bonding agent, and thus the cosmetic benefit agent, is covalently attached to the substrate. The invention further relates to methods of using the compositions described above as well as various products that include the claimed compositions.

Priority: US20010274165P Applic. Date: 2001-03-07

Inventor: BEKELE HAIMANOT [US]


Patent No.: US6489283B1  Issued: 03/Dec/2002

Title: Composition in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion containing fibers and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/680212   Filing Date: 06/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A composition in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, an oily phase dispersed in an aqueous phase, characterized in that it contains fibers and a surfactant system comprising at least one glyceryl ester of a C8-C24 fatty acid and at least one polyethylene glycol ester of a C8-C24 fatty acid. The composition obtained has very good stability and can in particular constitute a cosmetic composition. The invention also relates to the use of the said composition, in particular for caring for, treating, making up or cleansing the skin, the lips, the eyelashes and/or the hair.

Priority: FR19990012505 Applic. Date: 1999-10-07

Inventor: AFRIAT ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6491927B1  Issued: 10/Dec/2002

Title: Topical composition comprising a branched C24 to C28 fatty alcohol or acid ester

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/280446   Filing Date: 30/Mar/1999

Abstract:

The invention relates to a topical composition and in particular a cosmetic composition comprising a saturated and branched C24 to C28 fatty alcohol or fatty acid ester, in particular in the form of an oil at room temperature and of high molecular weight. This composition is non-greasy and glossy and is intended in particular for caring for, treating or making up the skin, both of the human body and face, lips and superficial body growths, such as the hair, eyelashes, eyebrows or nails.

Priority: FR19980003979 Applic. Date: 1998-03-31

Inventor: ARNAUD PASCAL [FR]; JACQUES VERONIQUE [FR]


Patent No.: US6491929B1  Issued: 10/Dec/2002

Title: Skin cosmetics

Applicant/Assignee: THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/516685   Filing Date: 01/Mar/2000

Abstract:

An anti-reflective cosmetic composition for skin is disclosed. The composition includes a material that, when applied to skin, forms a layer of the material that adheres to the skin, has a thickness of from about 60 nm to about 140 nm, and a refractive index of between about 1.1 and 1.4. The layer reduces the Fresnel component of light reflected from skin. In addition, cosmetic compositions that include colored, shaped additives that mimic the appearance of colored structures in healthy skin are disclosed.

Priority: US19990122457P Applic. Date: 1999-03-01

Inventor: ANDERSON RICHARD R [US]


Patent No.: US6491931B1  Issued: 10/Dec/2002

Title: Cosmetic composition comprising fibers and a film forming polymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/612230   Filing Date: 07/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A process for making up or caring for keratin fibers. A composition comprising at least one film-forming polymer in the form of particles in aqueous dispersion, wherein the at least one film-forming polymer is chosen from polyurethanes, and fibers is applied to the keratin fibers. A cosmetic composition comprising at least one film-forming polymer in the form of particles in aqueous dispersion, wherein the at least one film-forming polymer is chosen from polyurethanes, at least one wax, and fibers, can also be applied to the keratin fibers.

Priority: FR19990008959 Applic. Date: 1999-07-08

Inventor: COLLIN NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6491932B1  Issued: 10/Dec/2002

Title: Composition and process for making up keratin substances

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/655841   Filing Date: 06/Sep/2000

Abstract:

A cosmetic make-up composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, a dyestuff comprising glass particles coated with at least one metallic coat. The invention also relates to a cosmetic process for making up keratin substances. The make-up obtained can have a sparkling and wear-resistant metallic appearance.

Priority: FR19990011174 Applic. Date: 1999-09-07

Inventor: RAMIN ROLAND [FR]; BRENNE INGRID [FR]


Patent No.: US6491934B1  Issued: 10/Dec/2002

Title: Topical composition comprising a diazonium salt-based cosmetic bonding agent

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/091741   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions that comprise: a) a safe and effective amount of a diazonium salt bonding agent having the structurewherein X represents a cosmetic benefit agent that may or may not be attached to a chemical linker

and b) a cosmetically acceptable carrier for the bonding agent wherein the composition is administered topically to mammalian proteinaceous substrates and wherein the bonding agent reacts with a protein contained in the substrate such that the bonding agent, and thus the cosmetic benefit agent, is covalently attached to the substrate. The invention further relates to methods of using the compositions described above as well as various products that include the claimed compositions.

Priority: US20010273931P Applic. Date: 2001-03-07

Inventor: BEKELE HAIMANOT [US]


Patent No.: US6491935B1  Issued: 10/Dec/2002

Title: Topical composition comprising a 1,2-heteroatom constituted diene cosmetic bonding agent

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/091747   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions that comprise: a) a safe and effective amount of a 1,2-heteroatom constituted diene bonding agent having the structure:wherein X represents a cosmetic benefit agent that may or may not be attached to a chemical linker, Y represents N, CH, or CW wherein W is an alkyl and R represents O, S, or Se

and b) a cosmetically acceptable carrier for the bonding agent wherein the composition is administered topically to mammalian proteinaceous substrates and wherein the bonding agent reacts with a protein contained in the substrate such that the bonding agent, and thus the cosmetic benefit agent, is covalently attached to the substrate. The invention further relates to methods of using the compositions described above as well as various products that include the claimed compositions.

Priority: US20010273856P Applic. Date: 2001-03-07

Inventor: BEKELE HAIMANOT [US]


Patent No.: US6491990B1  Issued: 10/Dec/2002

Title: Monoreactive mesogenic compounds

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRAENKTER HAFTUNG

Application No.: 09/609381   Filing Date: 03/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to monoreactive mesogenic compounds of formula Iwherein P, Sp, X, n, Y1, Y2, r1, r2, r3, Z1 and Z2 are defined herein.

Priority: EP19990112807 Applic. Date: 1999-07-02

Inventor: PARRI OWAIN LLYR [GB]; HASSALL IAN VICTOR EDWARD [GB]; CUTLER TARA LOUISE [GB]


Patent No.: US6495150B2  Issued: 17/Dec/2002

Title: Topical composition comprising a functionalized acid anhydride-based cosmetic bonding agent

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/091809   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions that comprise: a) a safe and effective amount of a functionalized acid anhydride-based bonding agent having the structurewherein X represents a cosmetic benefit agent that may or may not be attached to a chemical linker

and b) a cosmetically acceptable carrier for the bonding agent wherein the composition is administered topically to mammalian proteinaceous substrates and wherein the bonding agent reacts with a protein contained in the substrate such that the bonding agent, and thus the cosmetic benefit agent, is covalently attached to the substrate. The invention further relates to methods of using the compositions described above as well as various products that include the claimed compositions.

Priority: US20010273986P Applic. Date: 2001-03-07

Inventor: BEKELE HAIMANOT [US]


Patent No.: US6497861B1  Issued: 24/Dec/2002

Title: STABLE COSMETIC EMULSION WITH POLYAMIDE GELLING AGENT

Applicant/Assignee: COLOR ACCESS, INC

Application No.: 09/886918   Filing Date: 21/Jun/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a gelled cosmetic emulsion comprising an oil phase, an aqueous phase and a gelling system which contains at least one non-siloxane based polyamide in a sufficient amount to gel the emulsion. The polyamide can have an ester, acid, or amine terminal end group. The emulsion is stabilized with an alkylene oxide containing emulsion stabilizer. The emulsions of the present invention are substantially transparent and when colorants are added the color is especially bright and clear. The emulsions are used in lipstick and mascara products as well as other gel and stick products.

Priority:

Inventor: WANG TIAN XIANG [US]; BRIEVA HERNANDO [US]; LUO DEXIN [US]; KONIK RICHARD A [US]; NAZAR SHAHAN [US]


Patent No.: US6497891B2  Issued: 24/Dec/2002

Title: Make-up compositions

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/971590   Filing Date: 09/Oct/2001

Abstract:

Cosmetic compositions comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one film-forming polymer and at least one water-superabsorbent polymer in the form of water-swelled particles, the mean size of which is at least about 0.5 mm. Procedures for making-up a keratinous material comprising applying the composition onto the keratinous material.

Priority: FR20000012882 Applic. Date: 2000-10-09

Inventor: BARA ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6498116B1  Issued: 24/Dec/2002

Title: Coating and filler materials for use in localized thermal processing of glazed ceramics

Applicant/Assignee: RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY

Application No.: 09/564277   Filing Date: 04/May/2000

Abstract:

Coating and filler materials for localized thermal processing of glazed ceramics and other brittle and low thermal conductivity materials. The coating materials include oxide compositions that exhibit coefficients of thermal expansion which are less than about 8x10-6/ DEG C. and glass transition temperatures which are less than about 400 DEG C. The filler materials include particulate oxide materials which do not substantially react during localized thermal processing of glazed ceramics and other brittle and low thermal conductivity materials. The coating and filler materials are useable together as a composite material for repairing cavities having depths greater than about 2 mm.

Priority: US1999-226946 Applic. Date: 1999-01-08

Inventor: LEHMAN RICHARD LONG [US]; UMEZU YUYA [US]; LI JIE [US]; MURNICK DANIEL ELY [US]; COLAIZZI JAMES [US]


Patent No.: US6500411B2  Issued: 31/Dec/2002

Title: Multifunctional particulate additive for personal care and cosmetic compositions, and the process of making the same

Applicant/Assignee: AMCOL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/068268   Filing Date: 05/Feb/2002

Abstract:

Cosmetic and personal care compositions can be manufactured using the multifunctional-additive compositions of the present invention. Such an additive preferably contains one or more particulate-based thickeners, such as a smectite clay, colloidal silica, laponite, and/or alumina, and most preferably one. or more smectite clays. According to one important embodiment of the present invention, the thickener particles are co-dispersed with particles of one or more particulate UVR-filters such as titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, or SUNSPHERE (available from International Specialty Chemicals, ISP), and most preferably with the natural particulate sunscreens such as the metal oxides.

Another important component of the multifunctional-additive compositions is a dispersant or surface-modifier for the foregoing particulate materials, selected from the family of polyphenolic, natural polymers such as lignosulfonates, lignins, humates, tannates, and derivatives thereof. In addition, these compositions optionally include one or more of the following components: electrolytes, defoamers, humectants, emollients for cosmetics, preservatives, whiteners, and the like.

Priority: US20010266596P Applic. Date: 2001-02-05; US20010318979P Applic. Date: 2001-09-13

Inventor: SENGUPTA ASHOKE K [US]; SPINDLER RALPH [US]; DARLINGTON JR JERALD W [US]


Patent No.: US6500413B1  Issued: 31/Dec/2002

Title: High performance color-depositing shampoo

Applicant/Assignee: AVEDA CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/547895   Filing Date: 12/Apr/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions, particularly foaming cleansing compositions, comprising a cationic component and an anionic alkyl glucoester surfactant. These compositions are particularly useful as color-depositing shampoos containing cationic dyes.

Priority:

Inventor: KAPSNER TIMOTHY ROLAND [US]; MATRAVERS PETER [US]


Patent No.: US6500441B2  Issued: 31/Dec/2002

Title: Single-phase transparent aqueous cosmetic composition

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/816520   Filing Date: 26/Mar/2001

Abstract:

A single-phase transparent aqueous liquid cosmetic composition comprising at least 90% of water, at least one alkyl para-hydroxybenzoate (paraben), preferably methyl para-hydroxybenzoate (methylparaben), and at least one metabisulfite, preferably sodium metabisulfite. This composition is preferably devoid of primary alcohol. The inventive composition may be in the form of a stable transparent lotion and may be used, in particular, for gently cleaning and/or removing make-up from the skin and/or eyes. The present invention also relates to a process for dissolving an alkyl para-hydroxybenzoate in an aqueous cosmetic composition which by adding at least one metabisulfite thereto.

Priority: US1999-358255 Applic. Date: 1999-07-20; FR19980009301 Applic. Date: 1998-07-21

Inventor: BUI-BERTRAND LIEN [FR]; CARREL MARIE-LAURE [FR]


Patent No.: US6503516B1  Issued: 07/Jan/2003

Title: Make-up composition containing a blend of waxes

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/434130   Filing Date: 05/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A composition which can be molded in the form of a stick or hot-poured, comprisingat least one wax having a melting point of greater than 95 DEG C. and a penetration of from 1 to 7.5 mm, andat least one organically modified beeswax having a penetration of greater than 7.5 mm,wherein the waxes are present in a combined amount sufficient to provide stability and a creamy texture to a molded stick or to a product resulting from hot-pouring, and a process for caring for and/or making-up the eyes, lips, or skin using this composition.

Priority: US19980107345P Applic. Date: 1998-11-06

Inventor: VAN LIEW TERRY [US]; ALONZO OLGA [US]; SMITH MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6503520B1  Issued: 07/Jan/2003

Title: Water-in-oil emulsion containing fibers and the use thereof as a cosmetic composition

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/689768   Filing Date: 13/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion containing fibers, at least one silicone surfactant and-at least one wax.The composition obtained has very good stability and can in particular constitute a cosmetic composition.The invention also relates to the use of the said composition, in particular for caring for, treating, making up or cleansing the skin the lips, the eyelashes and/or the hair.

Priority: FR19990012911 Applic. Date: 1999-10-15

Inventor: AFRIAT ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6503521B1  Issued: 07/Jan/2003

Title: Fiber-containing base composition for use with mascara

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/717269   Filing Date: 22/Nov/2000

Abstract:

A cosmetic composition, particularly useful as a base composition for mascara, containing fibers and at least three film formers: at least one tacky film former soluble or dispersible in water

at least one tacky film former soluble in oil

and at least one additional water-soluble or water-dispersible film former. The invention also relates to a method for pre-treating eyelashes prior to application of mascara and a method for providing volume and length to eyelashes using the inventive composition.

Priority:

Inventor: ATIS BALANDA [US]; KANJI MOHAMED [US]; ORR CARL [US]


Patent No.: US6503522B2  Issued: 07/Jan/2003

Title: Tertiary amide-terminated polyamides in structured personal care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ARIZONA CHEMICAL COMPANY

Application No.: 09/893317   Filing Date: 27/Jun/2001

Abstract:

A structured, solid composition that contains at least one colorant, a liquid oil phase, and a gellant, wherein the gellant is a tertiary amide-terminated polyamide resin (ATPA) of the formula (1):wherein, n designates a number of repeating units such that terminal amide groups constitute from 10% to 50% of the total amide groups

R1 at each occurrence is independently selected from a C1-22 hydrocarbon group

R2 at each occurrence is independently selected from a C2-42 hydrocarbon group

R3 at each occurrence is independently selected from an organic group containing at least two carbon atoms in addition to hydrogen atoms, and optionally containing one or more oxygen and nitrogen atoms

and R3a at each occurrence is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-10 alkyl and a direct bond to R3 or another R3a such that the N atom to which R3 and R3a are both bonded is part of a heterocyclic structure defined in part by R3a-N-R3, the composition being in the form of a solid

the liquid oil phase and the ATPA resin forming a physiologically acceptable medium. The composition may be formulated into a cosmetic or other personal care product, for instance, a black mascara, eye liner, foundation, lipstick, blush, deodorant or make-up remover, body make-up, eye shadow or rouge, or concealer.

Priority: US1999-225889 Applic. Date: 1999-01-04

Inventor: LAWSON NELSON E [US]; PAVLIN MARK S [US]


Patent No.: US6506369B2  Issued: 14/Jan/2003

Title: TOPICAL PRODUCT WITH VISUAL INDICATOR

Applicant/Assignee: THE GILLETTE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/859073   Filing Date: 16/May/2001

Abstract:

A product for application to the skin includes a container and a composition within the container including a cosmetic or therapeutic active ingredient. Sometime after first use, the application surface of the composition changes from a first visual appearance to a second visual appearance due to a change in the composition.

Priority:

Inventor: AMBLER PHILIP WILLIAM [GB]; HOLE PHILIP NORMAN [GB]; MOLONEY MICHAEL J [US]; GALANTE CHERYL L [US]; GERSTEN IRIS DAVIS [US]; SOLAN JAMES L [US]; VAN DER LEE HERMES [US]


Patent No.: US6506796B1  Issued: 14/Jan/2003

Title: Use of a RAR-gamma-specific agonist ligand for increasing the rate of apoptosis

Applicant/Assignee: CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHES DERMATOLOGIQUES GALDERMA

Application No.: 09/624771   Filing Date: 25/Jul/2000

Abstract:

Methods of cosmetically or therapeutically treating diseases or disorders in cell populations whose pathology is linked to an inadequate rate of apoptosis by administering a therapeutically effective amount of 6-3-(1-adamantyl)-4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-naphthanoic acid.

Priority: FR19950012179 Applic. Date: 1995-10-09

Inventor: FESUS LASZLO [HU]; SZONDY ZSUZSA [HU]; REICHERT UWE [FR]


Patent No.: US6509008B1  Issued: 21/Jan/2003

Title: Solubilization of 1,3,5-triazine derivatives with N-acyl amino acid esters

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/178339   Filing Date: 25/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A composition comprising at least one 1,3,5-triazine derivative and at least one N-acyl amino acid ester and its use in or for the manufacture of compositions, especially cosmetic and dermatological compositions for protecting the skin and/or the lips and/or integuments against ultraviolet radiation, in particular solar radiation. In addition, a cosmetic treatment process comprising the application of the cosmetic composition, and the use of the at least one N-acyl amino acid ester, in anti-sun compositions containing a 1,3,5-triazine derivative to improve the sun protection factor of the composition.

Priority: FR20010008426 Applic. Date: 2001-06-26

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6509009B2  Issued: 21/Jan/2003

Title: Smear-resistant cosmetic

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/932314   Filing Date: 17/Aug/2001

Abstract:

A cosmetic which includes from about one to about ten parts ethyl cellulose, from about one to about ten parts of a cosmetic pigment, from about 70 to about 95 parts of an organic solvent, and from about one to about ten parts of an alcohol soluble and water insoluble resin. The resin is a polymer which includes one or more of the following monomers: octylacrylamide, acrylate, butylaminoethyl methacrylate, and methyl methacrylate, hydroxypropyl methacrylate, polyvinyl acetate.

Priority: US2000-665885 Applic. Date: 2000-09-20; US1999-472355 Applic. Date: 1999-12-23; US1999-266469 Applic. Date: 1999-03-11; US1996-647837 Applic. Date: 1996-05-15; US1995-440780 Applic. Date: 1995-05-15

Inventor: NICHOLS ROSEMARIE [US]; WEISMAN MARTIN J [US]


Patent No.: US6509024B2  Issued: 21/Jan/2003

Title: Composition in the form of water-in-oil emulsion and its cosmetic uses

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/813032   Filing Date: 21/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The first embodiment of the present invention provides a composition, which includes:an aqueous phase dispersed in an oily phase

wherein the oily phase includes at least one particle of a crosslinked solid organopolysiloxane elastomer having at least one oxyalkylene group,and wherein the aqueous phase includes at least one crosslinked and at least partially neutralized poly(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulphonic acid) polymer. Other embodiments of the present invention provide methods of using the above-identified composition, compositions containing same, and a method of preparing water-in-oil emulsions.

Priority: FR20000003589 Applic. Date: 2000-03-21

Inventor: LORANT RALUCA [FR]


Patent No.: US6510366B1  Issued: 21/Jan/2003

Title: Apparatus and method for customizing cosmetic products

Applicant/Assignee: ELIZABETH ARDEN COMPANY, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/496602   Filing Date: 02/Feb/2000

Abstract:

An apparatus and method are described for customizing a cosmetic product at the point of sale to a customer. The apparatus includes a program for receiving external information on at least one of the customer's skin properties and converting the information to a corresponding formula. A formulation unit is provided for preparing the corresponding formula. This unit includes a mechanism for receiving the corresponding formula as a set of operating instructions, reservoirs for containing different cosmetic chemical compositions, pumps and a mechanism for activating the pumps to dose the chemical compositions into a common dosing chamber in a manner determined by the operating instructions. Importantly, the pumps must have pistons capable of reciprocating and rotating motion.

Priority: US19990130742P Applic. Date: 1999-04-23

Inventor: MURRAY LIAM ANTHONY [US]; STATHAM MICHAEL [GB]


Patent No.: US6511656B2  Issued: 28/Jan/2003

Title: Compositions for coloring the skin comprising at least one flavylium salt which is unsubstituted in position 3 and at least one organomodified silicone

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/901720   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2001

Abstract:

Methods for manufacturing cosmetic and dermatological compositions for coloring the skin

and composition, for example, an emulsion, comprising (1) at least one aqueous phase, (2) at least one fatty phase, (3) at least one flavylium salt which is unsubstituted in position 3

which is substituted with at least one radical chosen from hydroxyl and alkoxy radicals

and which is, for example, obtained at least one of synthetically, from a plant extract, and from an enriched plant extract, in an amount which is effective for artificially coloring the skin, for example, effective for obtaining, 30 minutes after application of the emulsion to a fair skin in an amount of 2 mg/cm2, a darkening of the skin color characterized in the L*a*b* colorimetric measuring system by a DELTAL* ranging from -0.5 to -20, and (4) at least one organomodified silicone, where the emulsion is configured as at least one of a cosmetic and a dermatological emulsion.

Priority: FR20000009116 Applic. Date: 2000-07-12

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]; FORESTIER SERGE [FR]; ELGUIDJ IRINE [FR]


Patent No.: US6511672B2  Issued: 28/Jan/2003

Title: Compositions containing optical diffusing pigments

Applicant/Assignee: COLOR ACCESS, INC

Application No.: 09/764027   Filing Date: 17/Jan/2001

Abstract:

The present invention provides a method of preventing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration on the skin. This is achieved by the topical application to the skin of a composition containing a first platelet of alumina treated with a metal oxide, a second platelet treated with a spherical scattering component, and a cosmetic or pharmaceutical carrier. The compositions can also contain a standard interference pigment, such as a white and a yellow interference pigment to further blend the color to closely match the natural skin tone. The combination of pigments and platelets creates a mosaic of color and optically manipulates light such that lines, wrinkles, disfigurations and discolorations on the skin appear to substantially vanish. In addition to the pigments and platelet components, a non-interference pigment can also be added to fine-tune the matching of color to the skin tone. The alumina platelet alone is metallic-looking

however, when it is tempered with the other platelet containing the spherical scattering component, the net effect is that the skin appears natural, luminous and flawless.

Priority:

Inventor: TAN MANUEL L [US]; COHEN ISAAC DAVID [US]; ALBERS MARIE [US]; OKO JENNIFER [US]


Patent No.: US6511957B1  Issued: 28/Jan/2003

Title: Compositions containing corneocyte proteins

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 08/925900   Filing Date: 09/Sep/1997

Abstract:

Cosmetic compositions containing corneocyte proteins or polypeptides in a cosmetically acceptable vehicle can be used to form a protective layer on skin, hair or nails. The proteins may be crosslinked, thereby forming a protective layer which mimicks the corneal layer of natural skin.

Priority: US1995-385081 Applic. Date: 1995-02-07; US1993-020212 Applic. Date: 1993-02-19

Inventor: GREEN HOWARD [US]; DJIAN PHILIPPE [FR]


Patent No.: US6514504B1  Issued: 04/Feb/2003

Title: Discontinuous films from skin care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/628631   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to substantially uniform, discontinuous films of a skin care product having a defined average particle size, particle spacing and coverage value. The films provide improved skin appearance, e.g., good apparent coverage and a natural look. The films can be formed by any method which provides the defined particle size, particle spacing and coverage value, including silk screening and the like and electrostatic spray techniques. The films are preferably formed by electrostatically spraying the composition onto the skin.

Priority: US2000-583616 Applic. Date: 2000-05-31; US19990149586P Applic. Date: 1999-08-18

Inventor: YEN HELEN SHU YING [US]; RABE THOMAS ELLIOT [US]; LEPPLA JEFFREY KEITH [US]; PROSISE ROBERT LAWRENCE [US]


Patent No.: US6514505B2  Issued: 04/Feb/2003

Title: Cosmetic composition for adding fullness to the lips and surrounding area

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/755307   Filing Date: 28/Dec/2000

Abstract:

A cosmetic composition is provided that is particularly intended for application to areas constituting or surrounding the lips. It is a silicone-based formula, preferably comprising a solvent, masking oil, moisturizer, skin protectant, pigment, wax and antioxidant, specifically designed to enhance the fullness of the lips and their surrounding area which decrease as a result of the aging process. In addition, the cosmetic may be used to fill in wrinkles, cracks and/or crevices that surround the lip area which are also a result of the aging process. The invention is a creamy formula which easily fills such lines, resulting in a smooth texture of any areas to which it is applied. The effect is a reduction in the ability of facial lines to cause the undesirable bleeding of lipstick into areas of the face other than the lips.

Priority:

Inventor: DORF PAULA [US]


Patent No.: US6517628B1  Issued: 11/Feb/2003

Title: Pigment mixture

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 09/550600   Filing Date: 17/Apr/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to pigment mixtures comprising at least two components, component A being multilayer pigments based on mica, SiO2 flakes, glass flakes, Al2O3 flakes or polymer flakes and component B being platelet-shaped, acicular or spherical colorants and/or fillers, and to the use thereof expecially in varnishes, paints, printing inks, powder coatings, plastics, ceramic glazes, polymer films and cosmetic formulations.

Priority: DE19991017388 Applic. Date: 1999-04-16

Inventor: PFAFF GERHARD [DE]; ANSELMANN RALF [DE]; SCHOEN SABINE [DE]


Patent No.: US6517742B1  Issued: 11/Feb/2003

Title: Sunscreen agents, photoprotective cosmetic compositions containing them and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 08/965538   Filing Date: 06/Nov/1997

Abstract:

The invention relates to new s-triazine derivatives of the formula (I):in whichR1 represents an -NH-F radical, wherein F is a screening chromophore

R2 represents an -NH-Z-W radical, wherein Z is a divalent radical providing the connection between -NH- and -W, and W is a silicone-containing radical

and R3 is R1, R2, a linear or branched C1-C20 alkyl radical, a linear or branched C2-C20 hydroxyalkyl radical, a linear or branched C1-C20 alkoxy radical, an NHR8 radical or an N(R8)2 radical, with R8 being a linear or branched C1-C20 alkyl radical. The compounds of the invention are useful as organic sunscreen agents in cosmetic compositions intended for the protection of the skin and the hair against ultraviolet radiation. The invention also relates to the use of the compounds in cosmetic applications and to cosmetic compositions with improved properties containing these compounds.

Priority: FR19960013684 Applic. Date: 1996-11-08

Inventor: RICHARD HERVE [FR]; LEDUC MADELEINE [FR]


Patent No.: US6517820B1  Issued: 11/Feb/2003

Title: Cosmetic composition in the form of a powder comprising a specific ester

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/518136   Filing Date: 03/Mar/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition in the form of a powder containing a particulate phase and a fatty phase, characterized in that the fatty phase contains at least one fatty acid ester or at least one fatty alcohol ester, the carbonaceous chain of the fatty acid or alcohol being branched and saturated, and containing 24 to 28 carbon atoms. It also relates to the cosmetic applications of such a composition.

Priority: FR19990002705 Applic. Date: 1999-03-04

Inventor: ROBERT VALERIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6517823B1  Issued: 11/Feb/2003

Title: High gloss mascara

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/492403   Filing Date: 27/Jan/2000

Abstract:

An embodiment of the present invention is a cosmetic composition with enhanced gloss properties. The cosmetic compositions of the present invention contain at least one film former with high gloss properties, i.e., a glossy film former having a gloss effect measurement of greater than 50%, at least one thickener, and at least one wax. The combination of the thickener and the wax are present in a combined amount such that the gloss effect measurement of the composition is greater than 50%. The glossy cosmetic composition may be a mascara, eyeliner, lip gloss, or blush.

Priority:

Inventor: NORMAN GREG [US]; KANJI MOHAMED [US]


Patent No.: US6524593B1  Issued: 25/Feb/2003

Title: N-acetyl aldosamines and related N-acetyl compounds, and their topical use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/560901   Filing Date: 28/Apr/2000

Abstract:

Compositions comprising N-acetyl-aldosamines, N-acetylamino acids, and related N-acetyl compounds are useful to alleviate or improve various cosmetic conditions and dermatological disorders, including changes or damage to skin, nail and hair associated with intrinsic aging and/or extrinsic aging, as well as changes or damage caused by extrinsic factors. N-acetyl-aldosamines, N-acetylamino acids, and related N-acetyl composition may further comprise a cosmetic, pharmaceutical or other topical agent to enhance or create synergetic effects.

Priority: US1999-227213 Applic. Date: 1999-01-08

Inventor: YU RUEY J [US]; VAN SCOTT EUGENE [US]


Patent No.: US6524598B2  Issued: 25/Feb/2003

Title: Cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/850763   Filing Date: 08/May/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to cosmetic compositions comprising a combination of non-emulsifying and emulsifying crosslinked siloxane elastomers.

Priority: US20000217114P Applic. Date: 2000-07-10

Inventor: SUNKEL JORGE MAX [US]; VATTER MICHAEL LEE [US]


Patent No.: US6524624B1  Issued: 25/Feb/2003

Title: Two-part disinfecting systems and compositions and methods related thereto

Applicant/Assignee: ALCIDE CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/859902   Filing Date: 16/May/2001

Abstract:

A two-part disinfecting systems, as well as disinfecting compositions and methods for making and using the same. The two-part disinfecting system contains a first part and a second part adapted to be mixed to yield an aqueous disinfecting composition, wherein the first part comprises a chlorite and the second part comprises an acid and an optional oxidizable colorant, and wherein the first part, the second part, or both the first and second parts comprise an alpha olefin sulfonate.

Priority:

Inventor: MORELLI JOSEPH [US]; WARF JR C CAYCE [US]; ALDRICH MAURA [US]; MORSE CECILIA MOSER [US]; WILEY JEAN [US]


Patent No.: US6528044B1  Issued: 04/Mar/2003

Title: Pigmented cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/033489   Filing Date: 27/Dec/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions that include one or more laked pigments. The present invention relates to improved cosmetic compositions having one or more laked pigments that include one or more metal salts. The present invention also relates to a method of improving compositions that have one or more laked pigments.

Priority:

Inventor: PAHLCK HAROLD [US]; LEE CHRISTIAN J [US]; CUPOLO DENNIS [US]


Patent No.: US6528071B2  Issued: 04/Mar/2003

Title: Cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/785875   Filing Date: 16/Feb/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions, comprising:a.) from about 0.01% to about 50%, by weight, of vitamin B3 compound

b.) from about 0% to about 90%, by weight, of an emollient component comprising from 0% to about 100%, by weight, of an oil liquid at ambient temperature

c.) from about 0.01% to about 40%, by weight, of a polar solvent

d.) from about 0% to about 90%, by weight, of a solidifying agent

ande.) from about 0% to about 90%, on an anhydrous basis, of a colorwherein the vitamin B3 compound is added to the composition such that the concentration of the vitamin B3 compound exceeds the saturation solubility of the vitamin B3 compound in the polar solvent.

Priority: US1999-249217 Applic. Date: 1999-02-12

Inventor: VATTER MICHAEL LEE [US]; TARANTINO DAVID EDMUND [US]; SCHERNECK NICHOLE MARIE [US]; ARMSTRONG JR MICHAEL GARY [US]


Patent No.: US6528073B2  Issued: 04/Mar/2003

Title: Solid cosmetic composition and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/867381   Filing Date: 31/May/2001

Abstract:

A solid composition for topical application comprising, in an aqueous phase, a gelling system comprising (i) gellan gum, (ii) at least one other hydrocolloid chosen from the group formed by xanthan gum, carboxymethylcellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, methylcellulose, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, hydroxyethylcellulose, agar-agar, carrageenans, alginates, carob gum, guar gum, gum arabic, karaya gum, gum tragacanth, ghatti gum, pectins, gelatin, caseinates and hydroxypropylguar, and (iii) at least one amphiphilic polymer comprising at least one fatty chain and at least one hydrophilic unit.

Priority: FR19980009793 Applic. Date: 1998-07-30; US1999-357956 Applic. Date: 1999-07-21

Inventor: ROULIER VERONIQUE [FR]; QUEMIN ERIC [FR]


Patent No.: US6531113B1  Issued: 11/Mar/2003

Title: Cosmetic or dermatological composition in an aqueous medium comprising a film-forming oligomer and rigid, non-film forming nanometric particles and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/265848   Filing Date: 11/Mar/1999

Abstract:

Cosmetic compositions containing in a cosmetically acceptable medium(A) at least one film-forming oligomer having a molecular weight, measured by steric exclusion chromatography, of less than or equal to 50,000, the at least one film-forming oligomer being soluble or dispersible in the cosmetically acceptable medium

and(B) rigid, non-film-forming particles of average size less than or equal to 1 mum, the rigid, non-film forming particles being dispersed in the cosmetically acceptable medium. The compositions may be used, for example, as product bases for maintaining the hairstyle, as products for coating the eyelashes and the eyebrows or as nail make-up and/or care products.

Priority: FR19950011109 Applic. Date: 1995-09-21; FR19950011615 Applic. Date: 1995-10-03; US1996-722919 Applic. Date: 1996-09-23

Inventor: MOUGIN NATHALIE [FR]; MONDET JEAN [FR]; FRANBOURG ALAIN [FR]; BAUER DANIEL [FR]; SAMAIN HENRI [FR]


Patent No.: US6531118B1  Issued: 11/Mar/2003

Title: Topical compositions with a reversible photochromic ingredient

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/014167   Filing Date: 11/Dec/2001

Abstract:

There are provided topical compositions having reversible visible change in color in response to change in light. The compositions comprise color changing capability provided by photochromic material and a vehicle acceptable for topical application to the skin or hair.

Priority:

Inventor: GONZALEZ ANTHONY D [US]; PECHKO ANDREW H [US]; KALAFSKY ROBERT E [US]


Patent No.: US6531142B1  Issued: 11/Mar/2003

Title: Stable, electrostatically sprayable topical compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/629765   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed are stabilized electrostatically-sprayable topical compositions and methods of treating the skin by electrostatic application of such compositions. The compositions comprise:a) from about 2% to about 90% of a liquid insulating material

b) from about 2% to about 90% of a conductive material

c) from about 0.1% to about 35% of a particulate material which is insoluble and immiscible in the composition

andd) from about 0.5% to about 30% of a thickener for stabilizing the composition.The liquid insulating materials and conductive materials present in the composition are sufficiently miscible or soluble in the composition such that they are in substantially one phase.

Priority: US2000-584678 Applic. Date: 2000-05-31; US19990149565P Applic. Date: 1999-08-18

Inventor: RABE THOMAS ELLIOT [US]; YEN HELEN SHU YING [US]; NICOLS SPIROS ARISTOTLE [US]


Patent No.: US6531143B1  Issued: 11/Mar/2003

Title: alpha-hydroxy fatty acid derivatives and external compositions containing the same

Applicant/Assignee: KANEBO, LIMITED

Application No.: 09/701532   Filing Date: 28/Nov/2000

Abstract:

An oily base, which has excellent stability, a low melting point and does not irritate the skin and an external composition which contains the oily base. The present invention is directed to an alpha-hydroxy fatty acid derivatives represented by the general formula (1):wherein R1 represents a straight-chain or branched alkyl group having 10 to 24 carbon atoms, R2 represents a straight-chain or branched alkyl group having 1 to 31 carbon atoms, and R3 represents a straight-chain or branched alkyl group having 11 to 31 carbon atoms, and an external composition contains at least one of the derivatives.

Priority: JP19980155706 Applic. Date: 1998-06-04; WO1999JP02831 Applic. Date: 1999-05-27

Inventor: YAKUMARU MASAFUMI [JP]; NAKATSUGAWA HIROKO [JP]; IWAMOTO YOSHIKO [JP]; IKEMOTO TAKESHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6534071B1  Issued: 18/Mar/2003

Title: Composition in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion containing cellulose fibrils, and its uses, especially cosmetic uses

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/573175   Filing Date: 19/May/2000

Abstract:

The present application relates to a composition in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion comprising an oily phase dispersed in an aqueous phase, characterized in that the composition is free of surfactant and in that it contains cellulose fibrils which have a length of greater than 1 micron and a length/diameter ratio of greater than 30. The invention also relates to the use of the composition, especially for the care, the treatment, the makeup or the cleansing of the skin, lips, eyelashes and/or hair, as well as for the care of sensitive or dry skin.

Priority: FR19990006964 Applic. Date: 1999-06-02

Inventor: TOURNILHAC FLORENCE [FR]; LORANT RALUCA [FR]


Patent No.: US6534072B2  Issued: 18/Mar/2003

Title: Process for increasing the persistence of at least one cosmetic effect and/or care effect of a cosmetic composition, cosmetic composition and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/848237   Filing Date: 04/May/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a process for increasing the persistence of at least one cosmetic and/or care effect of a cosmetic composition comprising an oily phase. This process comprises the incorporation into this oily phase of at least one linear or cyclic polyorganosiloxane which comprises at least two organosiloxy units and at least two side and/or end groups which are each capable of forming at least one hydrogen bond with one or more partner groups. The process may be applied, for example, to lipsticks, mascaras or eyeliners to increase the persistence of their coloring effect and/or gloss, to foundations, powders, blushers and eyeshadow to increase the persistence of the matt effect, and to care products such as moisturizing products, deodorants or antiperspirants to increase the persistence of their active care agents.

The invention also relates to a cosmetic composition, the persistence of at least one cosmetic and/or care effect of which is increased, and which is intended to be used on the skin, the lips and superficial body growths.

Priority: FR20000005878 Applic. Date: 2000-05-09

Inventor: MONDET JEAN [FR]; MOUGIN NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6537328B1  Issued: 25/Mar/2003

Title: Keratinous fibre oxidation dyeing compositions containing a laccase and dyeing method using same

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/600105   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2000

Abstract:

The invention concerns a ready-to-use oxidation composition for dyeing keratinous fibres, in particular human keratinous fibres such as hair comprising, in a medium suitable for dyeing, at least one oxidation colouring agent, at least an acid direct colouring agent comprising in its structure at least a sulphonic function or at least a carboxylic function, and at least an enzyme such as laccase, as well as the dyeing method using said composition.

Priority: FR19980000255 Applic. Date: 1998-01-13; WO1998FR02807 Applic. Date: 1998-12-21

Inventor: LANG GERARD [FR]; COTTERET JEAN [FR]


Patent No.: US6537528B2  Issued: 25/Mar/2003

Title: Composition comprising at least one self-tanning agent chosen from monocarbonyl and polycarbonyl compounds and a flavylium salt compound which is unsubstituted in position 3, for coloring the skin, and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/901725   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2001

Abstract:

A cosmetic and/or dermatological composition for giving the skin an artificial coloration, such as a coloration close to that of a natural tan, containing, for example, in a cosmetically acceptable support, at least one self-tanning agent chosen from monocarbonyl compounds and polycarbonyl compounds and at least one flavylium salt compound which is unsubstituted in position 3 and which is substituted with at least one radical chosen from hydroxyl and alkoxy radicals, wherein the at least one flavylium salt compound is, for example, obtained in a manner chosen from synthetically, from a plant extract containing it, and from an enriched plant extract containing it. The invention also relates to the uses of this composition for giving the skin a coloration.

Priority: FR20000009118 Applic. Date: 2000-07-12

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]; FORESTIER SERGE [FR]


Patent No.: US6538061B2  Issued: 25/Mar/2003

Title: Cosmetic compositions using polyether siloxane copolymer network compositions

Applicant/Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

Application No.: 09/858795   Filing Date: 16/May/2001

Abstract:

A composition comprising the reaction products ofwhereM=R1R2R3SiO1/2

MH=R4R5HSiO1/2

ME=R6R7RESiO1/2

D=R8R9SiO2/2

DH=R10HSiO2/2

DE=R11RESiO2/2

T=R12SiO3/2

TH=HSiO3/2

TE=RESiO3/2

andQ=SiO4/2

where R1, R2, R3, R8, R9 and R12 are independently monovalent hydrocarbon radicals having from one to sixty carbon atoms

R4, R5 and R10 are independently monovalent hydrocarbon radicals having from one to sixty carbon atoms or hydrogen

R6, R7, R11 are independently monovalent hydrocarbon radicals having from one to sixty carbon atoms or RE

each RE is independently a monovalent hydrocarbon radical containing one or more oxirane moieties having from one to sixty carbon atoms

the stoichiometric subscripts a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, and j are either zero or positive subject to the following limitations: a+b+c>1

b+e+h>1

c+f+i>1

b+e+h>c+f+i

and when d+e+f+g+h+i+j=0, a+b+c=2.

In a preferred embodiment the reaction product of the present invention is a polyether siloxane copolymer network. In another preferred embodiment embodiment the reaction product of the present invention is a polyether siloxane copolymer network swollen with a volatile low molecular weight silicon containing compound. These compositions are useful for a variety of personal care compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: CHAIYAWAT ATCHARA [US]; O'BRIEN MICHAEL J [US]


Patent No.: US6541017B1  Issued: 01/Apr/2003

Title: Anhydrous composition and cosmetic, pharmaceutical or hygienic use

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/339215   Filing Date: 24/Jun/1999

Abstract:

The subject-matter of the present invention is a stable anhydrous composition for cosmetic or pharmaceutical use comprising at least one silicone oil and at least one pigment, wherein said composition further comprises at least one oxyalkylenated silicone substituted at the alpha and omega positions.

Priority: FR19980008084 Applic. Date: 1998-06-25

Inventor: LEMANN PATRICIA [FR]; COLLETTE ANNICK [FR]; BARA ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6541032B1  Issued: 01/Apr/2003

Title: Use of finely divided dye-containing polymers PD as color-imparting constituent in cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 09/677864   Filing Date: 03/Oct/2000

Abstract:

The present invention describes the use of finely divided dye-containing polymers PD in the form of an aqueous polymer dispersion or a polymer powder obtainable therefrom, the polymer matrix of which comprises at least one organic dye D in homogeneously dispersed form, as color-imparting constituent in cosmetic compositions. The present invention also describes cosmetic compositions which comprise a color-containing polymer in an amount of from 0.1 to 50% by weight, based on the total weight of the cosmetic composition, and additives customary for cosmetic compositions.

Priority: DE19991049382 Applic. Date: 1999-10-13

Inventor: MEDELNICK MONIKA [DE]; PFROMMER ELLEN [DE]; CLEMENS THORSTEN [DE]; ERK PETER [DE]; BOEHM ARNO [DE]; KIELHORN-BAYER SABINE [DE]; WITTELER HELMUT [DE]; DAUSCH WILMA M [DE]; WESTENFELDER HORST [DE]; WUENSCH THOMAS [DE]; MATHAUER KLEMENS [DE]; HABECK THORSTEN [DE]; IKEDA TAKAHIRO [JP]; ICHIHARA HIDEYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6548050B1  Issued: 15/Apr/2003

Title: Make-up or care composition containing a crosslinked polyorganosiloxane containing an oxyalkylenated group

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/538495   Filing Date: 30/Mar/2000

Abstract:

The present invention provides a dermatologic or cosmetic composition, including a liquid fatty phase, and, as surfactant and thickener for the liquid fatty phase, particles of a crosslinked elastomeric solid polyorganosiloxane containing at least one oxyalkylenated group. Another embodiment of the invention relates to methods of using particles of a crosslinked elastomeric solid polyorganosiloxane containing at least one oxyethylenated group. The present invention is especially suitable for a care or make-up composition for human skin and lips, and overcomes the various drawbacks in known compositions. In particular, the present invention provides a composition for human skin and lips that results in a film that does not transfer

that has better cosmetic properties, freshness and matte-effect properties

and that is desirably longer-lasting than conventional "transfer-resistant" products, in particular the properties of slipperiness, of not feeling taut and of not drying out the lips, of having good staying power over time, particularly with respect to the color (no color change over time) and of not migrating, in particular into the folds of the skin. The invention applies not only to make-up products for human lips and skin, but also to care and/or treatment products for human lips and skin. The composition of the invention can also be applied to the scalp.

Priority: FR19990003967 Applic. Date: 1999-03-30

Inventor: BARA ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6548075B1  Issued: 15/Apr/2003

Title: Cosmetic or medical preparation for topical use

Applicant/Assignee: CELANESE VENTURES GMBH

Application No.: 09/869399   Filing Date: 14/Nov/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a topical preparation containing spherical microparticles as the essential component, wherein the microparticles comprise water-insoluble linear polyglucan.

Priority: DE19981060371 Applic. Date: 1998-12-28; WO1999EP09293 Applic. Date: 1999-11-30

Inventor: BENGS HOLGER [DE]; SCHNELLER ARNOLD [DE]; GRANDE JUERGEN [DE]; SCHUTH SILKE [DE]; BOEHM GITTE [DE]; BRAUNAGEL ALFRED [DE]


Patent No.: US6548170B2  Issued: 15/Apr/2003

Title: Treated water-insoluble solid particles, preparation and use

Applicant/Assignee: COLETICA

Application No.: 09/909438   Filing Date: 19/Jul/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to water-insoluble solid particles, especially pigments, which characteristically are coated with at least one layer of at least one product resulting from the reaction between at least one molecule capable of becoming hydrated in contact with water and at least one lipophilic molecule. It further relates to cosmetic, pharmaceutical and agricultural compositions comprising such particles and to the manufacture and use of said particles.

Priority: FR20010007336 Applic. Date: 2001-06-05

Inventor: PERRIER ERIC [FR]; THOLON LYSIANE [FR]; ABDUL MALAK NABIL [FR]


Patent No.: US6551359B1  Issued: 22/Apr/2003

Title: Mixture for the oxidation tinting of keratin fibres containing a laccase and tinting method using said mixture

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/600104   Filing Date: 05/Sep/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a ready-to-use mixture for tinting keratin fibres, especially human keratin fibres such as hair, comprising in a support material suitable for tinting keratin fibres (a) at least one laccase-type enzyme

(b) at least one solvent selected from among certain polyols and their ethers or polyethers

and (c) at least one oxidation colorant. The invention also relates to the hair tinting method using said mixture.

Priority: FR19980000252 Applic. Date: 1998-01-13; WO1999FR00037 Applic. Date: 1999-01-12

Inventor: LANG GERARD [FR]; COTTERET JEAN [FR]


Patent No.: US6552146B1  Issued: 22/Apr/2003

Title: Composition comprising polymers having a star structure, the polymers, and their use

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/543778   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2000

Abstract:

A composition, comprising, in an appropriate medium, at least one polymer with a highly specific ordered structure is disclosed. These compositions find a specific application in the field of make-up and are capable of being applied to keratinous fibers, in particular to the nails, eyelashes, eyebrows and hair. In particular, these compositions can make it possible to obtain a film which exhibits good resistance to chipping, to impacts, to rubbing movements, to scratches and/or to pressing actions.

Priority: FR19990004255 Applic. Date: 1999-04-06

Inventor: MOUGIN NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6558682B2  Issued: 06/May/2003

Title: Discontinuous films from skin care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/132796   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to substantially uniform, discontinuous films of a skin care product having a defined average particle size, particle spacing and coverage value. The films provide improved skin appearance, e.g., good apparent coverage and a natural look. The films can be formed by any method which provides the defined particle size, particle spacing and coverage value, including silk screening and the like and electrostatic spray techniques. The films are preferably formed by electrostatically spraying the composition onto the skin.

Priority: US2000-628631 Applic. Date: 2000-07-31; US2000-583616 Applic. Date: 2000-05-31; US19990149586P Applic. Date: 1999-08-18

Inventor: YEN HELEN SHU YING [US]; RABE THOMAS ELLIOT [US]; LEPPLA JEFFREY KEITH [US]; PROSISE ROBERT LAWRENCE [US]


Patent No.: US6562322B2  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: Cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/178993   Filing Date: 25/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A cosmetic composition having improved transfer resistance comprising:a) from about 0.1-60% by weight of trimethylated silica,b) from about 0.1-60% by weight of a volatile solvent having a viscosity of 0.5 to 100 centipoise at 25 DEG C.,c) 0.1-60% by weight of a nonvolatile oil having a viscosity of 200 to 1,000,000 centipoise at 25 DEG C.d) 0.1-80% of a cosmetically acceptable carrier.

Priority: US1999-334844 Applic. Date: 1999-06-16; US1997-933807 Applic. Date: 1997-09-19; US1996-599400 Applic. Date: 1996-01-05; US1994-328992 Applic. Date: 1994-10-25

Inventor: BRIEVA HERNANDO [US]; RUSS JULIO GANS [US]; SANDEWICZ IDA MARIE [US]


Patent No.: US6562323B1  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: Composite powder, cosmetic and paint with the composite powder blended therein

Applicant/Assignee: CATALYSTS & CHEMICALS INDUSTRIES CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/672507   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2000

Abstract:

A composite powder prepared by coating a ramentaceous substrate with at least two color layers. A difference between the maximum value and the minimum value of the ab hue angle hab (hmax-hmin) as defined in the recommendation on uniform color space by CIE is in the range from 10 DEG to 180 DEG . A ratio of the maximum value vs the minimum value of the brightness L* as defined in the recommendation is in the range from 1.0 to 2.0. According to the viewing angle, the color tone of the composite powder changes.

Priority: EP20000120297 Applic. Date: 2000-09-28; JP19990085012 Applic. Date: 1999-03-29

Inventor: MIYAZAKI TAKUMI [JP]; TANAKA HIROKAZU [JP]


Patent No.: US6562354B1  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: Composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion having an evolutive shear rate

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/611312   Filing Date: 06/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The present provides a composition that includes, in a physiologically acceptable medium:an aqueous phase dispersed in an oily phase with a silicone emulsifier

wherein the aqueous phase represents at least 80% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition

wherein the silicone emulsifier is an alkyldimethicone copolyol comprising an HLB of less than 8

andwherein a weight ratio of the oily phase to the silicone emulsifier is greater than or equal to 5. The present invention also provides a cosmetic, which includes the above-mentioned composition and methods of using the above-mentioned composition for treating, protecting, caring for, or removing make-up from the skin, lips or hair, cleansing the skin, lips or hair, and making up the skin or lips, treating, protecting, and caring for the scalp, and treating greasy skin. The composition can be used in particular in cosmetics and/or dermatology.

Priority: FR19990008712 Applic. Date: 1999-07-06

Inventor: AFRIAT ISABELLE [US]; BOULIER VIRGINIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6562355B1  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: Comixture of dextran sulfate/escin for treating skin redness/edema and/or sensitive skin

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/684986   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2000

Abstract:

Comixtures of escin and dextran sulfate are effective for treating skin redness/edema and/or sensitive skin, particularly redness and/or edema around the eyes and most particularly bags and/or dark rings around the eyes.

Priority: FR19990012589 Applic. Date: 1999-10-08

Inventor: RENAULT BEATRICE [FR]


Patent No.: US6562356B2  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: Nanoemulsions comprising at least one amphiphilic lipid, at least one oil, and at least one polyethylene glycol (PEG) ester, and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/765564   Filing Date: 22/Jan/2001

Abstract:

Oil-in-water nanoemulsions comprising oil globules with an average size of less than 150 nm and comprising at least one oil, at least one amphiphilc lipid, and at least one polyethylene glycol (PEG) derivative chosen from PEG esters and PEG ethers chosen from compounds of formula (I):in which:R1 is chosen from linear and branched, saturated and unsaturated alkyl groups comprising from 8 to 30 carbon atoms and linear and branched, saturated and unsaturated acyl groups comprising from 8 to 30 carbon atoms,R2 is chosen from a hydrogen atom, linear and branched, saturated and unsaturated alkyl groups comprising from 1 to 30 carbon atoms, and linear and branched, saturated and unsaturated acyl groups comprising from 1 to 30 carbon atoms, andn is a number ranging from 80 to 350. Processes comprising such oil-in-water nanoemulsions.

Priority: FR20000000794 Applic. Date: 2000-01-21

Inventor: VERITE CLAUDE [FR]; CAZIN BENEDICTE [FR]; DOUIN VERONIQUE [FR]; AUBRUN ODILE [FR]; SIMONNET JEAN-THIERRY [FR]


Patent No.: US6565839B2  Issued: 20/May/2003

Title: Film-forming cosmetic composition

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/880787   Filing Date: 15/Jun/2001

Abstract:

A composition containing, at least one film-forming polymer and at least one thermal transition agent which undergoes a change of state at a transition temperature Tt chosen within the range from 25 DEG C. to 80 DEG C., the at least one thermal transition agent being not water soluble in water maintained at a temperature below the transition temperature Tt, the at least one film-forming polymer and the at least one thermal transition agent are present in an amount which is sufficient so that the composition is capable of forming a film, at the temperature of a keratinous material, wherein the film has a water uptake (Rc) for hot water maintained at 40 DEG C. of at least 15%, and a water uptake (Rf) for cold water maintained at 20 DEG C. wherein Rc-Rf>=3%, and wherein the at least one film-forming polymer and the at least one thermal transition agent are the same or different.

The invention also relates to a cosmetic care or make-up process for a keratinous material. The composition makes it possible to obtain a film which may be resistant to cold water and removable with hot water.

Priority: FR20000007657 Applic. Date: 2000-06-15

Inventor: DE LA POTERIE VALERIE [FR]; MONDET JEAN [FR]; AUGUSTE FREDERIC [FR]


Patent No.: US6565862B1  Issued: 20/May/2003

Title: Makeup or care composition comprising a hydrophilic organopolysiloxane

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/492519   Filing Date: 27/Jan/2000

Abstract:

A transfer-resistant, mattifying composition comprising, as a thickener, particles of an at least partially crosslinked elastomeric solid organopolysiloxane in suspension in an aqueous phase. The composition is more particularly a composition for caring for or making up the lips, or a foundation composition for making up both the human face and the human body. The composition is soft and fresh on application, spreads easily, is nonsticky, and does not dry out the skin or lips. It is perfectly suited to greasy skin because of its high mattifying power.

Priority: FR19990000957 Applic. Date: 1999-01-28

Inventor: BARA ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6565865B2  Issued: 20/May/2003

Title: Topical composition comprising a three membered cyclic compound-based cosmetic bonding agent

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/092330   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions that comprise: a) a safe and effective amount of a three membered functional cyclic bonding agent having the structurewherein X represents a cosmetic benefit agent that may or may not be attached to a chemical linker and Y represents O, NH, S, or Se

and b) a cosmetically acceptable carrier for the bonding agent wherein the composition is administered topically to mammalian proteinaceous substrates and wherein the bonding agent reacts with a protein contained in the substrate such that the bonding agent, and thus the cosmetic benefit agent, is covalently attached to the substrate. The invention further relates to methods of using the compositions described above as well as various products that include the claimed compositions.

Priority: US20010273905P Applic. Date: 2001-03-07

Inventor: BEKELE HAIMANOT [US]


Patent No.: US6569211B2  Issued: 27/May/2003

Title: 5,6-dihydroxyindolines as additives for hair dyeing preparations

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN

Application No.: 09/975921   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The invention concerns the use of indoline derivatives of formula (I):in which R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 independently of one another represent hydrogen or C1-4 alkyl groups, or R4 and R5 together with the oxygen atoms to which they are attached represent a C1-4 alkylenedioxy group, or of salts of such indoline derivatives, as additives to hair dyeing agents of the direct dyeing or primary intermediate/secondary intermediate type, thus producing hair dyeing with excellent color fastness characteristics.

Priority: DE19914137971 Applic. Date: 1991-11-19; US1995-459378 Applic. Date: 1995-06-02; US1994-244164 Applic. Date: 1994-06-17

Inventor: MATZIK IDUNA [DE]; HOLLENBERG DETLEF [DE]; BORGERDING MECHTHILD [DE]


Patent No.: US6569355B1  Issued: 27/May/2003

Title: Chiral compounds, and their use as chiral dopants for the preparation of cholesteric liquid-crystalline compositions

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 09/677861   Filing Date: 03/Oct/2000

Abstract:

The use of compounds of the general formula Iin which the substituents are as defined in the description, as chiral dopants for nematic or cholesteric liquid crystals for the generation of layers which reflect in color in the UV or IR region or for the preparation of pigments having a liquid-crystalline cholesteric order.

Priority: DE19991049284 Applic. Date: 1999-10-12

Inventor: PRECHTL FRANK [DE]; HAREMZA SYLKE [DE]; MEYER FRANK [DE]; PARKER ROBERT [DE]; VILL VOLKMAR [DE]; GESEKUS GUNNAR [DE]


Patent No.: US6572694B2  Issued: 03/Jun/2003

Title: Pigment extending composition and method of production thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/855902   Filing Date: 15/May/2001

Abstract:

A pigment composition for use as a substrate to produce ink, paints, and pigment compounds, the composition being made from an aqueous slurry containing about 17 to 40% calcium carbonate, based on the weight of said aqueous slurry, and an inorganic pigment from group comprising titanium dioxide, in which the amount of calcium carbonate is higher than that found in standard pigment compositions and the amount of amount of pigment is lower than that found in standard pigment compositions, yet there is not an appreciable degradation of the color, coating, and other qualities of the pigment composition.

Priority: US20000272526P Applic. Date: 2000-05-15

Inventor: TOWE MICHAEL [CA]


Patent No.: US6572870B2  Issued: 03/Jun/2003

Title: Anhydrous cosmetic makeup composition containing a fatty phase

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/905938   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2001

Abstract:

An anhydrous cosmetic makeup composition contains in addition to a fatty phase formed from oils, fatty bodies and surfactants, and optionally waxes, a vesicular lipidic phase that contains at least one ionic or nonionic amphiphilic lipid and optionally additives. The anhydrous composition also preferably contains at least one cosmetically and/or dermopharmaceutically active material. In the presence of an aqueous phase these compositions release vesicles of the vesicular lipidic phase and potentialize the activity of the cosmetically and/or dermopharmaceutically active material of the composition.

Priority: FR19910011985 Applic. Date: 1991-09-30; US2000-630957 Applic. Date: 2000-08-02; US1992-954362 Applic. Date: 1992-09-29

Inventor: RIBIER ALAIN [FR]; SIMMONET JEAN-THIERRY [FR]; MIGUEL DOLORES [FR]


Patent No.: US6576623B1  Issued: 10/Jun/2003

Title: Silicone compound and cosmetic materials containing the same

Applicant/Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/628946   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A silicone compound useful in cosmetic materials and skin cleansing compositions which have no oily feel although they spread easily and smoothly, give moist, fresh and dry feelings to the users, have durable effects, and are highly stable to temperature changes and long-term storage. They additionally also absorb makeup cosmetics and sebum stains well when used in a skin-cleansing composition.

Priority: JP19990216619 Applic. Date: 1999-07-30

Inventor: NAKANISHI TETSUO [JP]; ONO ICHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6579907B1  Issued: 17/Jun/2003

Title: Foaming oil-in-water emulsion based on nonionic surfactants, a fatty phase and a crosslinked cationic or anionic polymer, and its use in topical applications

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/502491   Filing Date: 11/Feb/2000

Abstract:

A forming oil-in-water emulsion in the form of a cream comprising, in an aqueous medium, at least:a) from 5 to 20% of an exclusively nonionic surfactant system comprising at least one foaming nonionic surfactant

b) from 10 to 50% of an oily phase containing at least one water-insoluble oil whose solubility parameters dD, dP and dH according to Hansen's solubility space satisfy the conditions:andwithc) and, as a gelling agent, at least one crosslinked homopolymer or copolymer formed from at least one cationic or anionic monomer containing ethylenic unsaturation and from a crosslinking agent containing polyethylenic unsaturation. This composition is useful in cosmetics, dermatology and hygiene as a base for cleansing products for the skin, the hair, the mucous membranes and the scalp.

Priority: FR19950004924 Applic. Date: 1995-04-25; US1998-187036 Applic. Date: 1998-11-06; US1996-636555 Applic. Date: 1996-04-23

Inventor: SEBILLOTTE-ARNAUD LAURENCE [FR]; AMBROSINI EMMANUELLE [FR]; ARNAUD PASCAL [FR]


Patent No.: US6582695B2  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Sphingomyelinase compositions and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: VSL PHARMACEUTICALS INC

Application No.: 09/861774   Filing Date: 22/May/2001

Abstract:

The use of sphingomyelinase to increase the levels of skin and mucosal ceramides, as well as dermatological and cosmetic compositions containing same which are suitable for topical application are disclosed.

Priority: IT1996RM00799 Applic. Date: 1996-11-22; WO1997IT00278 Applic. Date: 1997-11-14; US1999-308366 Applic. Date: 1999-05-18

Inventor: CAVALIERE VESELY RENATA MARIA [IT]; DE SIMONE CLAUDIO [IT]


Patent No.: US6582730B2  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Natural fluorescent dye obtained from a marine invertebrate, compositions containing the said dye and their uses

Applicant/Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Application No.: 09/820654   Filing Date: 30/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The present invention discloses the process of extraction, purification and characterization of a fluorescent dye from a marine echinoderm Holothuria scabra, compositions containing the dye and various applications of the dye.

Priority: DE20011017303 Applic. Date: 2001-03-30; GB20010008103 Applic. Date: 2001-03-30; WO2001IN00082 Applic. Date: 2001-03-30

Inventor: GOSWAMI USHA [IN]; GANGULY ANUTOSH [IN]


Patent No.: US6585962B2  Issued: 01/Jul/2003

Title: Use of polyamino acid derivatives as preserving agents, compositions comprising them and preserving process using them

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 09/770472   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2001

Abstract:

Processes for preserving compositions, such as cosmetic and dermatological compositions, which may be intended for topical applications, through the use of at least one certain polyamino acid derivatives. Cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions comprising at least one certain polyamino acid derivatives

Priority: FR20000001208 Applic. Date: 2000-01-28

Inventor: PHILIPPE MICHEL [FR]; BENARD SYLVIE [FR]; CUPFERMAN SYLVIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6586013B2  Issued: 01/Jul/2003

Title: Method of using optically-activated particles in cosmetic preparations

Applicant/Assignee: LIPO CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 09/872648   Filing Date: 01/Jun/2001

Abstract:

Optically-activated particles for use in cosmetic preparations. The optically-activated particles include a plurality of substrate particles selected from the group consisting of nylons, acrylics, polyesters, other plastic polymers, natural materials, regenerated cellulose, metals and minerals

an optical brightener chemically bonded to each of the plurality of substrate particles to form integral units in the form of optically-activated particles for diffusing light to reduce the visual perception of skin imperfections, including cellulite, shadows, skin discolorations, and wrinkles

and each of the optically-activated particles are encapsulated with a UV transparent coating to increase the diffusion light to further reduce the visual perception of the skin imperfections. The encapsulated optically-activated particles are able to absorb ultraviolet radiation and emit visible light

and the encapsulated optically-activated particles are able to both scatter and absorb light in a diffuse manner in order to reduce the visual perception of skin imperfections, including cellulite, wrinkles, shadows, and skin discolorations, when the optically-activated particles are applied to the skin surface. The encapsulated optically-activated particles are used in the making of cosmetic preparations such as skin lotions, creams, shampoos, body and skin rinses, bath gels, soaps, hair conditioners, color conditioners and rinses, hair color solutions, foundation powders (compressed or loose), tooth pastes, oral rinses, and any acceptable cosmetic vehicle or medium.

Priority:

Inventor: VICTOR BRUCE H [US]


Patent No.: US6589538B1  Issued: 08/Jul/2003

Title: Anhydrous composition and cosmetic, pharmaceutical or hygienic use

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/344104   Filing Date: 24/Jun/1999

Abstract:

The subject-matter of the present invention is a stable anhydrous composition for cosmetic or pharmaceutical use comprising at least one volatile solvent and at least one pigment, wherein said composition further comprises at least one oxyalkylenated silicone substituted at the alpha and omega positions.

Priority: FR19980008086 Applic. Date: 1998-06-25

Inventor: LEMANN PATRICIA [FR]; COLLETTE ANNICK [FR]; BARA ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6589539B1  Issued: 08/Jul/2003

Title: Cosmetic and dermatological compositions comprising crosslinked and branched amphoteric copolymers and their use

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/617129   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The use in and for the preparation of both cosmetic and/or dermatological compositions comprising at least one amphoteric copolymer that is crosslinked and/or branched and derived, e.g., from a mixture comprising at least one monomer selected from acrylate, methacrylate, acrylamide, and methacrylamide monomers comprising at least one C8-C30 fatty chain. Another subject of the invention is the application of the composition for the treatment of keratinous materials and in particular of the skin, hair, eyelashes, and nails.

Priority: FR19990009266 Applic. Date: 1999-07-16

Inventor: SEBAG HENRI [FR]; DUBIEF CLAUDE [FR]; RESTLE SERGE [FR]


Patent No.: US6589542B2  Issued: 08/Jul/2003

Title: Topical composition comprising a functionally alkylating cosmetic bonding agent

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/092141   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions that comprise: a) a safe and effective amount of a functionally alkylating bonding agent having the structurewhereinX represents a cosmetic benefit agent that may or may not be attached to a chemical linker

R is selected from the group consisting of COCH2Cl, COCH2Br, COCH2I, Cl, Br, I, N3, CH2OM', CH2OT', CH2OT'', sulfonic esters

and whereinM' isb) a cosmetically acceptable carrier for the bonding agent wherein the composition is administered topically to mammalian proteinaceous substrates and wherein the bonding agent reacts with a protein contained in the substrate such that the bonding agent, and thus the cosmetic benefit agent, is covalently attached to the substrate. The invention further relates to methods of using the compositions described above as well as various products that include the claimed compositions.

Priority: US20010274057P Applic. Date: 2001-03-07

Inventor: BEKELE HAIMANOT [US]


Patent No.: US6589975B2  Issued: 08/Jul/2003

Title: Synthetic compounds for treatment of inflammation

Applicant/Assignee: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HARBOR BRANCH OCEANOGRAPHIC INST

Application No.: 10/211370   Filing Date: 05/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Novel uses of biologically active bis-heterocyclic e.g. bis-indole alkaloid compounds which have improved activity are disclosed. Pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds are also disclosed. Specifically, the novel utility pertains to the anti-immunogenic and neurogenic inflammatory properties exhibited by the bis-indole compounds and their analogs.

Priority: US2001-916470 Applic. Date: 2001-07-27; US1999-349316 Applic. Date: 1999-07-08; US19980091991P Applic. Date: 1998-07-08

Inventor: JACOBS ROBERT S [US]; MOYA CLAUDIA E [US]; WRIGHT AMY E [US]


Patent No.: US6592880B1  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Method for inhibition of sorbate-induced brown discolorations in cosmetic compositions and foodstuffs

Applicant/Assignee: AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 08/894193   Filing Date: 14/Aug/1997

Abstract:

Method for inhibition of sorbate-induced brown discolorations in cosmetic compositions and foodstuffs, and color-stabilized formulations containing sorbate preservative.The invention relates to a method for visual and sensorial stabilization of foodstuffs and cosmetic compositions containing sorbate preservative, which comprises adding allantoin or allantoin and citrates to these products as browning inhibitors.

Priority: DE19951004999 Applic. Date: 1995-02-15; WO1996EP00468 Applic. Date: 1996-02-05

Inventor: JAGER MARTIN [DE]


Patent No.: US6592882B2  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING FLUORESCENT MINERALS

Applicant/Assignee: COLOR ACCESS, INC

Application No.: 09/320602   Filing Date: 26/May/1999

Abstract:

The invention relates to cosmetic composition comprising a fluorescent-effective amount of at least one fluorescent mineral powder, in combination with a cosmetically acceptable vehicle, wherein the powder, when the composition is applied, does not substantially alter the color of the skin. The compositions of the invention can be used as color cosmetics and skin treatment products, to replenish the skin's natural fluorescent glow.

Priority:

Inventor: GEORGE LILIANA [US]; GUBERNICK JOSEPH [US]; CIOCA GHEORGHE [US]; BEVACQUA ANDREW J [US]


Patent No.: US6596263B1  Issued: 22/Jul/2003

Title: Cyclodextrin compositions

Applicant/Assignee: STC ENGLISH IDEAS, INC

Application No.: 08/502826   Filing Date: 14/Jul/1995

Abstract:

A composition comprising cyclodextrin and an alpha-hydroxy acid complexed by the cyclodextrin. A pharmaceutical preparation comprising a cyclodextrin-alpha-hydroxy acid complex and a pharmaceutically acceptable adjuvant. A combination of a cyclodextrin/alpha-hydroxy acid complex and an applicator having an applicator head with alternating grooves and ridges disposed on the applicator head. A method of treating a skin area comprising applying a cyclodextrin/alpha-hydroxy acid complex to the skin area in a pharmaceutically effective amount.

Priority:

Inventor: SCHOON DOUGLAS [US]; PFLUEGER D RUSSELL [US]


Patent No.: US6596264B2  Issued: 22/Jul/2003

Title: Composition especially in the form of emulsion, gel or aqueous solution, including a crosslinked poly(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulphonic acid) polymer neutralized to at least 90%

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL L'OREAL SA

Application No.: 09/929263   Filing Date: 15/Aug/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cosmetic, dermatological, hygienic or pharmaceutical composition which is in the form of, or includes, an aqueous gel or an aqueous, hydroalcoholic or multiphase solution additionally including at least one crosslinked poly(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulphonic acid) polymer neutralized to at least 90% and pigments or water-soluble dyes.

Priority: FR19960008112 Applic. Date: 1996-06-28; US1997-885798 Applic. Date: 1997-06-30

Inventor: TERREN NADIA [FR]; FAVRE SOPHIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6596286B2  Issued: 22/Jul/2003

Title: Topical moisture regulating compositions

Applicant/Assignee: COLOR ACCESS, INC

Application No.: 09/947427   Filing Date: 05/Sep/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a cosmetic or pharmaceutical composition for topical application to the skin which comprises a fibrous component for promoting the transfer of moisture and oil and the removal of unpleasant and unwanted moisture from the skin, especially the facial skin. The fibrous component can include wicking fibers, evaporating fibers, or a combination of both. The compositions of the present invention regulate moisture and oil when applied to the skin.

Priority: US1998-127711 Applic. Date: 1998-07-30

Inventor: CASTRO JOHN R [US]; CHEN MICHELL M [US]; NAZAR SHAHAN [US]; PARDO JANET [US]


Patent No.: US6605125B2  Issued: 12/Aug/2003

Title: Hair dye composition

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/825842   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2001

Abstract:

Provided is a hair dye composition comprising as a direct dye a compound represented by the following formula (1), (2), (3) or (4):[wherein, R1 and R1' each independently represents a (substituted) C1-6 alkyl or a (substituted) aryl group

W and W' each independently represents a group -A-NR2R3 or a (substituted) heterocyclic aromatic group

A and A' each independently represents a divalent (substituted) aryl group

R2, R2' and R3 each independently represents H, a (substituted) alkyl or a (substituted) aryl group, or R2, R2' or R3 may be bonded to A or A', thereby forming a heterocycle, R2 and R3, or R2 and R2' are coupled to form a heterocycle, together with the adjacent atom

R4 to R6 each independently represents H, (substituted) alkyl or (substituted) alkenyl group

Q represents a divalent organic group

X represents a modified carboxy group, an -SO2-T- group (in which, T represents an alkyl, alkenyl or aryl) or a heterocyclic group

Y represents a CN- or heterocyclic group

Z represents a cationic group, and An- represents an anion). The hair dye composition according to the present invention has markedly high hair dyeing power, has less color fade over time and undergoes a small color tone change in the dye even after storage.

Priority: JP20000107185 Applic. Date: 2000-04-07; JP20000193183 Applic. Date: 2000-06-27

Inventor: MIYABE HAJIME [JP]; MATSUNAGA KENICHI [JP]; OHASHI YUKIHIRO [JP]; TOTOKI SHINTARO [JP]; SAITO YOSHINORI [JP]


Patent No.: US6605235B1  Issued: 12/Aug/2003

Title: Cholesteric layered material having an improved color impression, and the production thereof

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 09/648369   Filing Date: 25/Aug/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to cholesteric layered material having an improved color impression, to pigments prepared therefrom, and to a process for the production and use thereof.

Priority: DE19991040682 Applic. Date: 1999-08-27

Inventor: MEYER FRANK [DE]; PRECHTL FRANK [DE]; SCHNEIDER NORBERT [DE]; HEILMANN PETER [DE]; KOCH VOLKER [DE]; PARKER ROBERT [DE]; RICHTER VOLKER [DE]; SCHUHMACHER PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6607714B1  Issued: 19/Aug/2003

Title: Thickened composition in aqueous medium and process for thickening aqueous medium

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 08/710300   Filing Date: 17/Sep/1996

Abstract:

A thickening system for aqueous medium, which can be used in the fields of cosmetics, dermatology or hygiene, comprising at least one amphiphilic polymer comprising at least one fatty chain and at least one hydrophilic unit, and at least one protein.

Priority: FR19950010915 Applic. Date: 1995-09-18

Inventor: DUPUIS CHRISTINE [FR]; MONDET JEAN [FR]; AUDEBERT ROLAND [FR]; TRIBET CHRISTOPHE [FR]


Patent No.: US6607734B1  Issued: 19/Aug/2003

Title: Composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion containing fibers, and cosmetic use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/688118   Filing Date: 16/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion containing fibers, at least one silicone surfactant and at least one clay. The composition may be used, for example, for caring for, treating, making up or cleansing the skin, the lips, the eyelashes and/or the hair.

Priority: FR19990012910 Applic. Date: 1999-10-15

Inventor: AFRIAT ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6607737B2  Issued: 19/Aug/2003

Title: Topical composition comprising an activated, trans-structured cosmetic bonding agent

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/158507   Filing Date: 30/May/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions that comprise a safe and effective amount of a bonding agent comprising trans structurewherein X represents a cosmetic benefit agent, L represents an optional chemical linker between X and a remainder of the bonding agent

and R represents an activating electron withdrawing group

and a cosmetically acceptable carrier for the bonding agent wherein the composition is administered topically to mammalian proteinaceous substrates and wherein the bonding agent reacts with a protein contained in the substrate such that the bonding agent, and thus the cosmetic benefit agent, is covalently attached to the substrate. The invention further relates to methods of using the compositions described above as well as various products that include the claimed compositions.

Priority: US20010294429P Applic. Date: 2001-05-30

Inventor: BEKELE HAIMANOT [US]; MOTLEY CURTIS BOBBY [US]; MORRISSEY CHRISTOPHER TODD [US]


Patent No.: US6613338B1  Issued: 02/Sep/2003

Title: Cosmetic and skin care sticks with high water contents

Applicant/Assignee: BEIERSDORF AG

Application No.: 09/284369   Filing Date: 14/Apr/1999

Abstract:

Lipsticks, antiacne sticks, sunscreen sticks and eyeshadow sticks, with a high water content, characterized in that they comprise(a) a lipid phase, which comprises(a1) at least one oil component(a2) at least one wax component(a3) optionally other substances soluble or dispersible in the lipid phase,(b) an aqueous phase, which comprises(b1) from 30 to 85% by weight of water, based on the total weight of the stick composition and(b2) if desired, substances soluble or dispersible in water,(c) at least one active ingredient or several chosen from the active ingredients known for lipsticks, antiacne sticks, sunscreen sticks and eyeshadow sticks,(d) a W/O emulsifier or a mixture of two or more W/O emulsifiers,(e) one or more stabilizers, chosen from the group of substances of the general structure A-B-A', where A and A' are identical or different hydrophobic organic radicals, and B is a hydrophilic group,(f) if desired, further surface-active substances as coemulsifiers, and also, if desired, stabilizers and further customary cosmetic and/or pharmaceutical auxiliaries, active ingredients and/or additives.

Priority: DE19961043237 Applic. Date: 1996-10-19; WO1997DE02401 Applic. Date: 1997-10-17

Inventor: SCHREIBER JOERG [DE]; DIEC KHIET HIEN [DE]; WOLF FLORIAN [DE]; KLIER MANFRED [DE]


Patent No.: US6613339B1  Issued: 02/Sep/2003

Title: Nail cosmetics

Applicant/Assignee: TEIKOKU SEIYAKU CO., LTD SEIREN CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/830115   Filing Date: 18/Jul/2001

Abstract:

An object of the present invention is to provide a cosmetic for nail that suppresses dryness of nails, that makes nails hard to fracture, that makes nails glossy as they are, that keeps or improves healthiness of nails, and that is highly safe. The cosmetic for nail is provided by adding 0.02 to 20% by weight of sericin as an effective ingredient additionally to the conventional cosmetic ingredients.

Priority: JP19990242454 Applic. Date: 1999-08-30; WO2000JP05125 Applic. Date: 2000-07-31

Inventor: YAMADA HIDEYUKI [JP]; YAMASAKI KEIKO [JP]; NOZAKI KEIJI [JP]


Patent No.: US6613341B2  Issued: 02/Sep/2003

Title: Topical composition comprising a substituted cosmetic bonding agent

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/158506   Filing Date: 30/May/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions that comprise a safe and effective amount of a bonding agent comprising the structurewherein X represents a cosmetic benefit agent

L represents an optional chemical linker

and R represents a hydrocarbon chain that optionally contains heteroatoms

and a cosmetically acceptable carrier for the bonding agent wherein the composition is administered topically to a mammalian proteinaceous substrate and wherein the bonding agent reacts with a protein contained in the substrate such that the bonding agent is covalently attached to the substrate. The invention further relates to methods of using the compositions described above as well as various products that include the claimed compositions.

Priority: US20010294275P Applic. Date: 2001-05-30

Inventor: MOTLEY CURTIS BOBBY [US]; MORRISSEY CHRISTOPHER TODD [US]; BEKELE HAIMANOT [US]


Patent No.: US6616919B2  Issued: 09/Sep/2003

Title: Dibenzoylmethane sunscreen compositions containing photostabilizing amounts of tri-substituted butane compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/228304   Filing Date: 27/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Improvedly photostable UV-photoprotecting cosmetic/dermatological compositions for the skin and/or the hair contain (a) a UV-photoprotective amount of at least one dibenzoylmethane sunscreen, e.g., 4-(tert-butyl)-4'-methoxydibenzoylmethane or 4-isopropyldibenzoylmethane, advantageously (a') a UV-photoprotective amount of at least one 1,3,5-triazine sunscreen, e.g., 2-[(p-(tert-butylamido]-4,6-bis[(p-(2'ethylhexyl-1'-oxycarbonyl)anilino]-1,3,5-triazine or 2,4,6-tris[p-(2'-ethylhexyl-1'-oxycarbonyl)anilino]-1,3,5-triazine, (b) an effective sunscreen photostabilizing amount of 1,1,1-tris(2-methyl-4-hydroxy-5-tert-butylphenyl)butane, formulated into (c) a topically applicable, cosmetically acceptable vehicle, diluent or carrier therefor.

Priority: FR20010011139 Applic. Date: 2001-08-27

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]; AUBERT FABIEN [FR]


Patent No.: US6620773B1  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: Foaming oil preparation and its use

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON GMBH

Application No.: 09/762177   Filing Date: 27/Apr/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a composition which comprises at least a surfactant mixture and an oil component, the surfactant mixture comprising at least an anionic or zwitterionic surfactant, a nonionic surfactant and an alkyl phosphate component. The composition according to the invention is extremely well tolerated by the skin, mucosa and eyes, and has excellent foam formation.

Priority: DE19981035239 Applic. Date: 1998-08-04; WO1999EP05627 Applic. Date: 1999-08-03

Inventor: STORK ANJA [DE]; STETTEN OTTO VON [DE]


Patent No.: US6623858B1  Issued: 23/Sep/2003

Title: Metal oxide doped cerium oxides, method for the preparation thereof, resin composition and cosmetic composition therewith

Applicant/Assignee: KOSE CORPORATION NIPPON INORGANIC COLOUR & CHEMICAL CO. LTD

Application No.: 09/505730   Filing Date: 17/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the metal oxide doped cerium oxide which has an excellent ultraviolet ray shielding effect and a transparency and whose catalytic activity is reduced. More in detail, relates to the metal oxide doped cerium oxide composed of cerium oxide in which metal ion having larger ion radius than that of Ce<4+> and/or lower valence metal ion than Ce<4+>, such as Ca<2+>, Y<3+>, La<3+>, Nd<3+>, Eu<3+>, Tb<3+>, Sm<3+>, Mg<2+>, Sr<2+>, Ba<2+>, Ce<3+> and so on are doped. Said metal oxide doped cerium oxide can be prepared at the temperature lower than 60 DEG C. and in the condition of pH higher than 5 by reacting aqueous solution of cerium salt, aqueous solution of metal ion having larger ion radius than that of Ce<4+> and/or lower valence metal ion than Ce<4+> and alkali, then adding oxidizing agent. Further, said metal oxide doped cerium oxide can be blended to resin composition or cosmetic composition and can display and ultraviolet shielding effect without spoiling transparency at visible ray region.

Priority: JP19990144664 Applic. Date: 1999-05-25

Inventor: YABE SINRYO [JP]; TOFUKUJI KOTA [JP]; MOMOSE SHIGEYOSHI [JP]; YOSHIDA SAKAE [JP]; TAHIRA KAZUYUKI [JP]; SATO TSUGIO [JP]


Patent No.: US6626962B1  Issued: 30/Sep/2003

Title: Mixture for the oxidation tinting of keratin fibers containing a laccase and tinting method using said mixture

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/600106   Filing Date: 05/Sep/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cosmetic mixture for the oxidation tinting of keratin fibers, especially human hair, comprising in a support material suitable for tinting keratin fibers (a) at least one laccase-type enzyme

(b) at least one particular conditioning agent for keratin fibers which is insoluble in aqueous media

and (c) at least one oxidation colorant. The invention also relates to the tinting methods using the above mixture.

Priority: FR19980000251 Applic. Date: 1998-01-13; WO1999FR00036 Applic. Date: 1999-01-12

Inventor: LANG GERARD [FR]; COTTERET JEAN [FR]


Patent No.: US6627179B2  Issued: 30/Sep/2003

Title: SYNERGISTICALLY UV-PHOTOPROTECTING MIXED SUNSCREEN COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/314182   Filing Date: 09/Dec/2002

Abstract:

Topically applicable cosmetic/dermatological sunscreen composition well suited for the enhanced UV-photoprotection of human skin and/or hair, contain synergistically UV-APPD-enhancing amounts of (i) at least one UV-screening silicon compound having a benzotriazole functional group substituent, (ii) at least one UV-screening dibenzoylmethane compound, and (iii) at least one UV-screening amino-substituted 2-hydroxybenzophenone compound having the following structural formula (III):formulated into (iv) a topically applicable, cosmetically/dermatologically acceptable vehicle, diluent or carrier therefor.

Priority: FR20010015857 Applic. Date: 2001-12-07

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6627180B2  Issued: 30/Sep/2003

Title: SYNERGISTICALLY UV-PHOTOPROTECTING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING MIXED SCREENING AGENTS

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/314195   Filing Date: 09/Dec/2002

Abstract:

Topically applicable cosmetic/dermatological sunscreen compositions well suited for the enhanced UV-photoprotection of human skin and/or hair contain synergistically UV-APPD-enhancing amounts of (a) particulates of at least one insoluble organic UV-screening agent having a particle size ranging from 10 nm to 5 mum, and (b) at least one UV-screening amino-substituted 2-hydroxybenzophenone compound having the following structural formula (I):formulated into (c) a topically applicable, cosmetically/dermatologically acceptable vehicle, diluent or carrier therefor.

Priority: FR20010015860 Applic. Date: 2001-12-07

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6630133B1  Issued: 07/Oct/2003

Title: Cosmetic composition comprising at least one silicone/acrylate copolymer and at least one thickening agent

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/662804   Filing Date: 15/Sep/2000

Abstract:

A cosmetic composition comprising at least one silicone/acrylate copolymer and at least one non-cellulose thickening agent, wherein the at least one silicone/acrylate copolymer is obtained by radical-mediated polymerization of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer (a) in the presence of at least one silicone derivative (b) comprising at least one oxyalkylene group. A cosmetic process, in particular a process for fixing and/or holding the hairstyle by using said composition, as well as to the use of this composition for the manufacture of a cosmetic formulation intended in particular for holding and/or shaping the hairstyle.

Priority: FR19990011598 Applic. Date: 1999-09-16

Inventor: DUPUIS CHRISTINE [FR]


Patent No.: US6630175B1  Issued: 07/Oct/2003

Title: Method of reducing eye irritation

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 09/607118   Filing Date: 29/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to method of reducing eye irritation caused by a cosmetic composition comprising incorporating a reducing amount of mineral water into said cosmetic composition.

Priority:

Inventor: SHAPIRO STANLEY S [US]; WIEGAND BENJAMIN C [US]


Patent No.: US6635285B2  Issued: 21/Oct/2003

Title: Shark cartilage extract: process of making, methods of using, and compositions thereof

Applicant/Assignee: AEETERNA LABORATORIES, INC LES LABORATOIRES AETERNA, INC

Application No.: 10/068950   Filing Date: 07/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cartilage extracts and to a method of producing the same. Shark cartilage extracts having anti-angiogenic, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory and anti-collagenolytic activities have been obtained by an improved process. The process comprises the steps of obtaining a crude cartilage extract in an aqueous solution, this crude extract being fractionated to recover molecules of a molecular weight less than about 500 kDa. Some of the biologically active components of the extract are prepared by further fractionation. The cartilage extract can be used for treating diseases or conditions having etiological components selected from the group consisting of tumor proliferation, angiogenesis, inflammation, metalloprotease activity and collagenolysis.

Several cosmetic applications based on the capacity of the liquid extract to improve skin conditions are also disclosed. A simple and efficient process for the preparation of cartilage extracts is also disclosed.

Priority: US2000-504065 Applic. Date: 2000-02-15; US1996-693535 Applic. Date: 1996-08-08; US1995-550003 Applic. Date: 1995-10-30; US1995-384555 Applic. Date: 1995-02-03; US1994-234019 Applic. Date: 1994-04-28

Inventor: DUPONT ERIC [CA]; BRAZEAU PAUL [CA]; JUNEAU CHRISTINA [CA]; MAES DANIEL H [US]; MARENUS KENNETH [US]; BELIVEAU RICHARD [CA]


Patent No.: US6638519B1  Issued: 28/Oct/2003

Title: Composition for topical application comprising a sugar and its cosmetic uses

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/707952   Filing Date: 08/Nov/2000

Abstract:

The first embodiment of the present invention provides a composition, which includes:at least one aqueous phase that includes an aqueous suspension of particles of an at least partially crosslinked organopolysiloxane elastomer

andat least one sugar or sugar derivative. Other embodiments of the invention provide for the use of the above-described composition. Another embodiment of the invention provides a method selected from the group including treating, protecting, caring for, removing make-up from, and cleaning at least one selected from the group including the skin, lips and hair, and combinations thereof, which method includes applying the above-described composition to the skin, lips or hair. Another embodiment of the invention provides a method for treating or caring for at least one selected from the group including dry skin, dry lips, sensitive skin, and combinations thereof which includes applying to at least one selected from the group including dry skin, dry lips, sensitive skin, and combinations thereof in need thereof the above-described composition. Another embodiment of the invention provides a method for preparing an emulsion composition, which method includes separately heating an oily phase and an aqueous phase, the aqueous phase including an aqueous suspension of particles of an at least partially crosslinked organopolysiloxane elastomer and at least one sugar or sugar derivative, to obtain a heated oily phase and a heated aqueous phase

admixing the heated oily phase and the heated aqueous phase and emulsifying, to obtain the emulsion composition. Another embodiment of the invention provides a method for reducing or eliminating the sticky feel of a composition that includes at least one sugar or sugar derivative, which method includes introducing into the composition an aqueous suspension of particles of an at least partially crosslinked organopolysiloxane elastomer.

Priority: FR19990013990 Applic. Date: 1999-11-08

Inventor: LORANT RALUCA [FR]


Patent No.: US6641802B2  Issued: 04/Nov/2003

Title: Amino acid compounds and photoprotecting compositions comprised thereof

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/026607   Filing Date: 27/Dec/2001

Abstract:

Amino acid compounds having the formula (I):are well suited for the UV-photoprotection of human skin and/or hair, as well as for the UV-photoprotection of a wide variety of photosensitive industrial materials/substrates, e.g., plastics, glasses, textiles, etc.

Priority: FR20000005393 Applic. Date: 2000-04-27; WO2001FR01137 Applic. Date: 2001-04-12

Inventor: BORDIER THIERRY [FR]; PHILIPPE MICHEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6641821B1  Issued: 04/Nov/2003

Title: Cosmetic composition comprising a film-forming polymer, a poly-alpha-olefin and a liquid fatty phase

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/386522   Filing Date: 31/Aug/1999

Abstract:

A cosmetic or dermatological film-forming composition comprising a liquid fatty phase, including at least one volatile hydrocarbon oil, and a film-forming polymer in said liquid fatty phase, characterized in that it comprises at least one polyolefin wax resulting from the polymerization of alpha-olefins having at least 10 carbon atoms, said wax having a melting point ranging from 50 to 80 DEG C. The invention includes the use of such a composition, especially for producing a water-resistant film exhibiting good hold with regard to rubbing, to tears, to perspiration or to sebum.

Priority: FR19980011101 Applic. Date: 1998-09-04

Inventor: COLLIN NATHALIE [FR]; YON MARYLINE [FR]; PIOT BERTRAND [FR]


Patent No.: US6641823B2  Issued: 04/Nov/2003

Title: Make-up composition for the skin

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/977279   Filing Date: 16/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A make-up cosmetic composition for the skin comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable aqueous medium, at least one film-forming polymer, at least one nonionic surfactant, and at least one pulverulent coloring matter, wherein said at least one nonionic surfactant is chosen from polyethylene glycol/polypropylene glycol/polyethylene glycol triblock polycondensates. The composition makes it possible to obtain a make-up for the skin having good covering power and which is tolerated by sensitive skins and/or eyes.

Priority: FR20000013240 Applic. Date: 2000-10-16

Inventor: PIOT BERTRAND [FR]; COLLIN NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6645502B2  Issued: 11/Nov/2003

Title: Anhydrous cosmetic compositions containing mushroom extract

Applicant/Assignee: REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/953758   Filing Date: 17/Sep/2001

Abstract:

A pigmented anhydrous cosmetic composition for reducing the shiny appearance of skin and cosmetically improving the appearance of skin imperfections comprising a cosmetically effective amount of mushroom extract and a method for reducing the shiny appearance of skin and cosmetically improving the appearance of skin imperfections comprising applying to the skin an anhydrous cosmetic composition containing mushroom extract.

Priority:

Inventor: SANDEWICZ IDA MARIE [US]; RUSS JULIO GANS [US]; ZHU VIVIAN XIAOHONG [US]


Patent No.: US6645512B2  Issued: 11/Nov/2003

Title: Topical composition comprising a functionally acylating cosmetic bonding agent

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/092329   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions that comprise: a) a safe and effective amount of an acylating bonding agent having the structure:wherein X represents a cosmetic benefit agent that may or may not be attached to a chemical linker and R represents N3, Cl, Br or OM wherein M is an activated ester

and b) a cosmetically acceptable carrier for the bonding agent wherein the composition is administered topically to mammalian proteinaceous substrates and wherein the bonding agent reacts with a protein contained in the substrate such that the bonding agent, and thus the cosmetic benefit agent, is covalently attached to the substrate. The invention further relates to methods of using the compositions described above as well as various products that include the claimed compositions.

Priority: US20010273983P Applic. Date: 2001-03-07

Inventor: BEKELE HAIMANOT [US]


Patent No.: US6648958B2  Issued: 18/Nov/2003

Title: Highly light-scattering pigment mixture

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 10/292519   Filing Date: 13/Nov/2002

Abstract:

Highly light-scattering pigment mixture featuring(i) 70-99.9% by weight of a component A consisting of spherical silicon dioxide with a diameter of less than 50 mum, coated with titanium dioxide and optionally a further layer of SiO2, and(ii) 0.1-30% by weight of a component B consisting of spherical silicon dioxide with a diameter of less than 50 mum, coated with titanium dioxide as a first layer and iron(III) oxide as a second, outer layer, the refractive index of the pigment being adjusted to a value of between 1.45 and 1.65.

Priority: DE19981042134 Applic. Date: 1998-09-14; US2001-786970 Applic. Date: 2001-03-13

Inventor: ANSELMANN RALF [DE]; KNAPP MARTIN [DE]; HILLGAERTNER UTA [DE]


Patent No.: US6649727B1  Issued: 18/Nov/2003

Title: Aqueous colloidal dispersions of sulfonated polyurethane ureas and products

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/626812   Filing Date: 27/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to stable colloidal dispersions of sulfonated polyurethane ureas and self-supporting films formed from these dispersions. After formation of the sulfonated polyurethane urea, alcohols can be added to the aqueous dispersion to provide a water-alcohol system. The films of the present invention are minimally tacky and self-adhesive.

Priority:

Inventor: ANDERSON JEFFREY T [US]; SPAWN CAROL-LYNN [US]; HEDRICK STEVEN T [US]; CREEL HOWARD S [US]; KANTNER STEVEN S [US]


Patent No.: US6656487B2  Issued: 02/Dec/2003

Title: Composition containing fibers and a dispersing copolymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/987877   Filing Date: 16/Nov/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to a composition containing fibers and a copolymer comprising carboxylate groups and polydimethylsiloxane groups. The composition according to the invention may especially constitute a care or make-up composition for keratin materials such as the skin, including the scalp, the lips of the face and integuments, for instance the eyelashes, the eyebrows, the nails and the hair. The invention also relates to the use of a copolymer comprising carboxylate groups and polydimethylsiloxane groups in a composition containing fibers to ensure a homogeneous dispersion of the fibers in the composition and to stabilize the composition.

Priority: FR20000015741 Applic. Date: 2000-12-05

Inventor: AFRIAT ISABELLE [FR]; TOURNILHAC FLORENCE [FR]


Patent No.: US6660281B1  Issued: 09/Dec/2003

Title: Silicones for power treatment powers having surface treated with said silicones and cosmetic materials containing said powers

Applicant/Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/606017   Filing Date: 29/Jun/2000

Abstract:

Powders treated with silicones represented by the following formula (1):whereinR<1>, R<2>, R<3 >a, b and c are as defined herein, are suitable for use in cosmetic materials.

Priority: JP19990186201 Applic. Date: 1999-06-30; JP20000185999 Applic. Date: 2000-06-21

Inventor: NAKANISHI TETSUO [JP]; SAKUTA KOJI [JP]; ONO ICHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6660284B2  Issued: 09/Dec/2003

Title: Anthraquinone compounds, manufacturing process, use as pigments and cosmetic composition

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/118453   Filing Date: 09/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to novel compounds corresponding to formula (I) below:The invention also relates to the process for manufacturing them, to their use as pigments and to a cosmetic composition comprising them.

Priority: FR20010004989 Applic. Date: 2001-04-11

Inventor: BORDIER THIERRY [FR]; PHILIPPE MICHEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6663852B2  Issued: 16/Dec/2003

Title: Method and makeup kit containing goniochromatic and monochromatic pigments

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/218405   Filing Date: 15/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a new makeup kit comprising a first, goniochromatic pigment composition which is intended to form a base layer and a second, conventional pigment composition having one of the colors of the first pigment, the second composition being intended to form a surface layer comprising decorative motifs. Depending on the viewing angle, therefore, it is possible to see the said motifs appear or disappear. This kit is intended in particular for making up the nails, lips, cheeks or eyelids, or else the body. The invention also relates to a method of making up the human face, lips or body.

Priority: FR19980004581 Applic. Date: 1998-04-10; US1999-289817 Applic. Date: 1999-04-12

Inventor: SIMON JEAN-CHRISTOPHE [FR]


Patent No.: US6667047B2  Issued: 23/Dec/2003

Title: Ultra-stable composition comprising moringa oil and its derivatives and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLUTE TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Application No.: 09/964988   Filing Date: 25/Sep/2001

Abstract:

Cosmetic compositions with enhanced slip and/or break strength are described, said compositions comprising ultra-stable moringa oils, or its derivatives. These compositions may be used in cosmetic applications such as creams, lotions, and liquid foundations

massage oils

pressed products, such as eye shadow, blush, and powder

molded products, such as lipstick, lip balm, foundation, blush, eye liner, eye shadow, mascara

and hair care products, such as leave in conditioners, relaxers, hair dyes and other applications. The oils derived from the moringa plant should have a percent methylene interrupted unsaturation of less than 1%.

The compositions may have at least one supplemental additive, such as malic acid, kojic acid, or ascorbic acid, present in an amount of from 0.01 to 2% or more by weight of the composition and the tocopherol is present in an amount of from 0.01 to 5% by weight of the composition.

Priority: US2001-917091 Applic. Date: 2001-07-27

Inventor: BROWN JAMES H [US]; KLEIMAN ROBERT [US]; HILL JOHN C [US]


Patent No.: USRE38362E1  Issued: 23/Dec/2003

Title: Compositions for making up the eyes

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: US 1999-452377   Filing Date: 01/Dec/1999

Abstract: US RE38362 E1 20031223 USRE38362E 20031223 US19990452377 19991201 US19990452377 19991201 FR19960011878 19960930 US19970941271 19970930 OREAL [FR] COLLIN NATALIE [FR] COUTURE HUGUETTE [FR] Compositions for making up the eyes

Priority: FR19960011878 Applic. Date: 1996-09-30; US1997-941271 Applic. Date: 1997-09-30

Inventor: COLLIN NATALIE [FR]; COUTURE HUGUETTE [FR]


Patent No.: US6669929B1  Issued: 30/Dec/2003

Title: Dentifrice containing functional film flakes

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/331312   Filing Date: 30/Dec/2002

Abstract:

A dentifrice composition comprising an orally acceptable vehicle having distributed therein a water hydratable film flakes having a matrix comprised of a water soluble hydroxy alkyl cellulose polymer and a starch, and having entrained therein a constituent selected from therapeutic cosmetic and decorative materials.

Priority:

Inventor: BOYD THOMAS J [US]; XU GUOFENG [US]; CARALE M TERESA R [US]


Patent No.: US6669964B2  Issued: 30/Dec/2003

Title: Composition for solubilizing salicylic acid

Applicant/Assignee: LIPO CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 09/875382   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2001

Abstract:

A composition for solubilizing and stabilizing salicylic acid for use in an anhydrous liquid precursor solution for use in the formulation of dermatological, cosmetic, toiletry and personal care products. The anhydrous liquid composition comprises butylene glycol acting as a solubilizer agent being in the range of 5.0% to 30.0% by weight of the composition

glycereth-26 acting as a solubilizer agent being in the range of 40.0% to 70.0% by weight of the composition

and salicylic acid for treating and preventing skin-related problems being in the range of 1.0% to 40.0% by weight of the composition.

Priority:

Inventor: GREENBERG STEPHEN [US]; WARD AL-NISA [US]; SABO ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US6673863B2  Issued: 06/Jan/2004

Title: Gel composition and methods of use

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/023029   Filing Date: 17/Dec/2001

Abstract:

There is provided a gel composition having a silica powder and a non-volatile compound. The silica powder particles are spherical and porous. The silica powder has a specific gravity about 0.09 to about 0.6, and is present in an amount about 10 wt % to about 50 wt %. The non-volatile compound is present from about 35 wt % to about 90 wt %. The composition has less than about 5 wt % water. There is also provided a method for imparting a powdery feel to the skin, and a method for treating a cosmetic or medical condition of the skin, nail/cuticle, lips or hair.

Priority:

Inventor: TRAVKINA IRINA [US]; LAMBERTY LISA [US]; PAHLCK HAROLD [US]


Patent No.: US6676952B2  Issued: 13/Jan/2004

Title: Use of an okume resin extract in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical fields, and in particular in the dermatological field

Applicant/Assignee: PARFUM CHRISTIAN DIOR PARFUMS CHRISTIAN DIOR

Application No.: 09/319854   Filing Date: 11/Jun/1999

Abstract:

The invention relates to novel uses of an extract of okume resin in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical fields, and in particular in the dermatological field. It relates to cosmetic compositions for treating the nails, the hair, or the eyelashes in order to maintain their keratin structure in good condition, for combatting aging of the skin, for combatting the harmful effects of free radicals, and for the care or makeup of sensitive skin. It also relates to dermatological compositions, more particularly compositions for preventing or treating diseases of the hair or the nails.

Priority: FR19960015448 Applic. Date: 1996-12-16; WO1997FR02296 Applic. Date: 1997-12-15

Inventor: RENIMEL ISABELLE [FR]; ANDRE PATRICE [FR]


Patent No.: US6680049B2  Issued: 20/Jan/2004

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing crosslinkable polymers

Applicant/Assignee: REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/907559   Filing Date: 10/May/2001

Abstract:

A cosmetic composition which provides a semi-permanent, crosslinked film on a keratinous substrate, comprising a film-forming polymer having functional groups capable of cross-linking upon exposure to a cross-linking agent reactive with the functional groups

a cross-linking agent reactive with the functional groups of the film-forming polymer

a dissipatable blocking agent which is operable prior to dissipation, to block the cross-linking agent from cross-linking the functional groups of the film-forming polymer, and which, after dissipation, leaves the cross-linking agent free to cross-link the functional groups of the film-forming polymer.

Priority: US1998-208981 Applic. Date: 1998-12-11; US19970069605P Applic. Date: 1997-12-15

Inventor: CALELLO JOSEPH FRANK [US]; KWAN SHICHIU [US]; LUKACS III ALEXANDER [US]; PATIL ANJALI ABHIMANYU [US]; WOLF BARBARA ANN [US]; ARMSTRONG GEORGE HARVEY [US]


Patent No.: US6682244B2  Issued: 27/Jan/2004

Title: Devices and methods for dispensing

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/859444   Filing Date: 18/May/2001

Abstract:

A device for dispensing comprises a reservoir containing a composition comprising particles containing at least one fluid, an application member having at least a portion removably disposed within the reservoir and configured to be loaded with the composition and a compacting member configured to exert pressure on at least the portion of the application member during removal of the portion of the application member from the reservoir.

Priority: FR20000006449 Applic. Date: 2000-05-19

Inventor: GUERET JEAN-LOUIS H [FR]


Patent No.: US6682748B1  Issued: 27/Jan/2004

Title: Transfer-free cosmetic composition comprising a dispersion of polymer particles in a liquid fatty phase and a fat-soluble polymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/218459   Filing Date: 22/Dec/1998

Abstract:

A composition suitable for topical application, which contains:a liquid fatty phase,at least one coloring agent,at least 2% by weight, with respect to the total weight of the composition, of a polymer which is dispersible in the liquid fatty phase, anda polymer which is soluble in the liquid fatty phase.In preferred embodiments, the composition may be provided in the form of a cast product or of a gel containing at least one coloring material, in particular pulverulent coloring material, a dispersion of polymer particles which are stabilized at the surface in a liquid fatty phase and a fat-soluble polymer of the vinylpyrrolidone copolymer type. In addition, according to the amount of polymer, it is possible to obtain, on the lips or skin, a supple film having notable transfer-free properties while being extremely comfortable. The invention also relates to the use of this dispersion in such a composition.

Priority: FR19970016254 Applic. Date: 1997-12-22

Inventor: DE LA POTERIE VALERIE [FR]; MOUGIN NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6687621B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Predictive method for polymers

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/989602   Filing Date: 20/Nov/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a computational method for predicting a desired property and/or performance of polymers, and/or identifying and designing polymers that provide said desired property and/or performance, wherein the desired property can be provided by the neat, undiluted polymers, or diluted polymers in a composition. The method is a QSAR approach wherein the descriptors used are structural descriptors which are experimentally generated and/or derived from one or more analytical methods.

Priority: US20000252342P Applic. Date: 2000-11-20

Inventor: SCHNEIDERMAN EVA [US]; STANTON DAVID THOMAS [US]; TRINH TOAN [US]; LAIDIG WILLIAM DAVID [US]; KRAMER MICHAEL LEE [US]; GOSSELINK EUGENE PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6689173B2  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: Hair dye composition

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/891202   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2001

Abstract:

Provided is a hair dye composition containing a direct dye (1). This hair dye composition has markedly high hair dyeing power, has less color fade over time and undergoes a small change in the color tone of the dye even after storage.wherein, R<1 >to R<4 >each represents a (substituted) C1-6 alkyl group, (substituted) alkenyl group or (substituted) aryl group or R<3 >and R<4>, when taken together with the adjacent C, form a 5 to 12 membered ring, R<5 >represents H, (substituted) C1-6 alkyl group, (substituted) alkenyl group, (substituted) aryl group or acyl group, X<1 >and X<2 >each represents H or halogen atom, Y<1 >and Y<2 >each represents H, (substituted) C1-6 alkyl group, (substituted) alkenyl group, (substituted) C1-6 alkoxy group or halogen atom, Z<1 >and Z<2 >each represents H, (substituted) C1-6 alkyl group, (substituted) alkenyl group, (substituted) C1-6 alkoxy group,

nitro group or halogen atom, and A<- >represents an anion.

Priority: JP20000193179 Applic. Date: 2000-06-27

Inventor: OHASHI YUKIHIRO [JP]; MIYABE HAJIME [JP]; MATSUNAGA KENICHI [JP]; TOTOKI SHINTARO [JP]; SAITO YOSHINORI [JP]


Patent No.: US6689345B2  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: Care or make-up composition containing fibers and a hydrophilic polyorganosiloxane

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/251856   Filing Date: 23/Sep/2002

Abstract:

A care or make-up composition for keratin substances such as the skin, the lips or superficial body growths, this composition containing fibers and particles of an at least partially crosslinked solid elastomeric polyorganosiloxane suspended in an aqueous phase, giving a homogeneous deposit on these keratin substances, while at the same time providing softness and a sensation of freshness

methods of using the composition

and methods of making the composition.

Priority: FR19990008489 Applic. Date: 1999-07-01; US2000-607627 Applic. Date: 2000-06-30

Inventor: JAGER LEZER NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6689391B2  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: Natural non-polar fluorescent dye from a non-bioluminescent marine invertebrate, compositions containing the said dye and its uses

Applicant/Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Application No.: 10/107588   Filing Date: 28/Mar/2002

Abstract:

The present invention discloses a process of extraction, purification and characterization of a non-polar fluorescent dye from a marine echinoderm Holothuria scabra, compositions containing the dye and various applications of the dye, said dye is a natural, cell permeant, nontoxic and environmentally friendly non-polar fluorescent dye.

Priority: US2001-820654 Applic. Date: 2001-03-30

Inventor: GOSWAMI USHA [IN]; GANGULY ANUTOSH [IN]


Patent No.: US6695887B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2004

Title: Compositions for oxidation dyeing keratin fibers comprising at least one fatty alcohol having more than twenty carbon atoms and at least one oxyalkylenated nonionic surfactant with an HLB greater than 5

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/750757   Filing Date: 02/Jan/2001

Abstract:

Compositions for oxidation dyeing keratin fibers, such as human keratin fibers like hair, comprising, in a dyeing medium, (1) at least one oxidation dye, (2) at least one fatty alcohol comprising more than twenty carbon atoms, (3) optionally at least one fatty alcohol having at most twenty carbon atoms, (4) at least one oxyalkylenated nonionic surfactant with an HLB greater than 5, and (5) optionally at least one oxyalkylenated surfactant with an HLB at most equal to 5, in a proportion such that the weight ratio [(4)]/[(2)+(3)+(5)] is less than or equal to 1:1. Processes comprising such oxidation dyeing compositions.

Priority: FR19990016760 Applic. Date: 1999-12-30

Inventor: COTTARD FRANCOIS [FR]; RONDEAU CHRISTINE [FR]


Patent No.: US6696049B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2004

Title: Cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/851507   Filing Date: 08/May/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to cosmetic compositions comprising a combination of non-emulsifying and emulsifying crosslinked siloxane elastomers.

Priority: US20000217211P Applic. Date: 2000-07-10; US20010276998P Applic. Date: 2001-03-19

Inventor: VATTER MICHAEL LEE [US]; SUNKEL JORGE MAX [US]


Patent No.: USRE38441E1  Issued: 24/Feb/2004

Title: Solvent-based non-drying lipstick

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: US 1999-273564   Filing Date: 22/Mar/1999

Abstract: US RE38441 E1 20040224 USRE38441E 20040224 US19990273564 19990322 US19990273564 19990322 US19960653230 19960524 US19950575134 19951219 MAYBELLINE INC [US] JACKS TERRY [US] MATTOX BRIAN [US] Solvent-based non-drying lipstick

Priority: US1996-653230 Applic. Date: 1996-05-24; US1995-575134 Applic. Date: 1995-12-19

Inventor: JACKS TERRY [US]; MATTOX BRIAN [US]


Patent No.: US6699460B2  Issued: 02/Mar/2004

Title: UV-photostabilized sunscreen compositions comprising dibenzoylmethane/triazine/benzophenone compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/314184   Filing Date: 09/Dec/2002

Abstract:

Topically applicable cosmetic/dermatological sunscreen compositions well suited for the stable UV-photoprotection of human skin and/or hair, are devoid of any p-methylbenzylidenecamphor, but which contain (a) an effective photoprotecting amount of at least one UV-sunscreening dibenzoylmethane compound, (b) an effective photoprotecting amount of at least one UV-screening 1,3,5-triazine compound normally photosensitive in the presence of a dibenzoylmethane compound (a), and (c) an effective photostabilizing amount of at least one UV-screening amino-substituted 2-hydrozybenzophenone compound having the following structural formula (VIII):formulated into (d) a topically applicable, cosmetically/dermatologically acceptable vehicle, diluent or carrier therefor.

Priority: FR20010015859 Applic. Date: 2001-12-07

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6699461B2  Issued: 02/Mar/2004

Title: UV-photostabilized sunscreen compositions comprising dibenzoylmethane/benzophenone compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/314186   Filing Date: 09/Dec/2002

Abstract:

Topically applicable cosmetic/dermatological sunscreen compositions well suited for the stable UV-photoprotection of human skin and/or hair are devoid of any p-methylbenzylidenecamphor, but contain (a) an effective photoprotecting amount of at least one UV-screening dibenzoylmethane compound, and (b) an effective photostabilizing amount of at least on UV-screening amino-substituted 2-hydroxybenzophenone compound having the following structural formula (I):formulated into (c) a topically applicable, cosmetically/dermatologically acceptable vehicle, diluent or carrier therefor.

Priority: FR20010015858 Applic. Date: 2001-12-07

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6699485B1  Issued: 02/Mar/2004

Title: Cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: AUSIMONT S.P.A

Application No.: 09/631879   Filing Date: 02/Aug/2000

Abstract:

Base compositions (premix) comprising the following components:A) a perfluoropolyether phosphate

B) a solvent

C) water.

Priority: IT1999MI01754 Applic. Date: 1999-08-04

Inventor: PANTINI GIOVANNI [IT]


Patent No.: US6703002B2  Issued: 09/Mar/2004

Title: Synergistically UV-photoprotecting sunscreen compositions comprising camphorsulfonic acid/benzophenone compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/314188   Filing Date: 09/Dec/2002

Abstract:

Topically applicable cosmetic/dermatological sunscreen compositions well suited for the enhanced UV-photoprotection of human skin and/or hair, contain synergistically SPF-enhancing amounts of (a) benzene-1,4-di(3-methylidene-10-camphorsulfonic acid), optionally in partially or completely neutralized state, and (b) at least one amino-substituted 2-hydroxybenzophenone compound having the following structural formula (I):formulated into (c) a topically applicable, cosmetically/dermatologically acceptable vehicle, diluent or carrier therefor.

Priority: FR20010015861 Applic. Date: 2001-12-07

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6703026B2  Issued: 09/Mar/2004

Title: COSMETIC COMPOSITION CONTAINING A POLYORGANOSILOXANE AND AN ACRYLIC TERPOLYMER, AND USE OF THIS COMPOSITION FOR TREATING KERATINOUS MATERIAL

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/332003   Filing Date: 14/Jun/1999

Abstract:

The present application relates to cosmetic compositions containing, in a cosmetically acceptable aqueous medium, at least one polyorganosiloxane and an acrylic terpolymer, as well as to the use of these compositions for treating keratinous material, in particular the skin or the hair. The acrylic terpolymer comprises:a) about 20 to 70% by weight of a carboxylic acid containing alpha,beta-monoethylenic unsaturation

b) about 20 to 80% by weight of a non-surfactant monomer containing monoethylenic unsaturation, which is different from a), andc) about 0.5 to 60% by weight of a nonionic urethane monomer which is the product of reaction of a monohydric nonionic surfactant with a monoisocyanate containing monoethylenic unsaturation. The polyorganosiloxane is preferably a non-volatile silicone.

Priority: FR19980007512 Applic. Date: 1998-06-15

Inventor: DUPUIS CHRISTINE [FR]


Patent No.: US6706109B2  Issued: 16/Mar/2004

Title: Optically variable interference pigments

Applicant/Assignee: ENGELHARD CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/143781   Filing Date: 14/May/2002

Abstract:

Optically variable interference pigments are composed of platelets of at least partly core-free titanium dioxide-coated substrate of about 1-25 mm particle size and an interference thickness of about 5-600 nm which have an oxide coating thereon.

Priority:

Inventor: DELUCA JR CARMINE V [US]


Patent No.: US6713075B2  Issued: 30/Mar/2004

Title: Topical composition comprising an aldehyde or ketone-based cosmetic bonding agent

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/092124   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions that comprise: a) a safe and effective amount of a bonding agent selected from the group consisting of aldehydes and ketones having the structurewherein X represents a cosmetic benefit agent that may or may not be attached to a chemical linker and R represents hydrogen, straight or branched alkyls, substituted or unsubstituted aryls, and combinations thereof

and b) a cosmetically acceptable carrier for the bonding agent wherein the composition is administered topically to mammalian proteinaceous substrates and wherein the bonding agent reacts with a protein contained in the substrate such that the bonding agent, and thus the cosmetic benefit agent, is covalently attached to the substrate. The invention further relates to methods of using the compositions described above as well as various products that include the claimed compositions.

Priority: US20010273997P Applic. Date: 2001-03-07

Inventor: BEKELE HAIMANOT [US]


Patent No.: US6715642B2  Issued: 06/Apr/2004

Title: Method and apparatus for blending and dispensing liquid compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC

Application No.: 10/153373   Filing Date: 22/May/2002

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a multi-chambered dispenser for blending and dispensing a customized liquid product such as a liquid cosmetic foundation. The dispenser includes a device for selecting a customized liquid formula

a plurality of cartridges separately containing pre-mix compositions for the customized liquid product

at least one ink jet head in fluid communication with the cartridges

a central processing unit for processing the customized liquid formula and activating the ink jet head

whereby the ink jet head dispenses the pre-mix compositions in accordance with the customized liquid formula to provide a customized liquid product.

Priority: US20010292752P Applic. Date: 2001-05-22

Inventor: ENGEL STEVEN P [US]; DESAI PRAKASH [US]; LEVERETT JESSE C [US]; BROWN MICHAEL K [US]


Patent No.: US6716418B2  Issued: 06/Apr/2004

Title: Multifunctional particulate additive for personal care and cosmetic compositions, and the process of making the same

Applicant/Assignee: AMCOL INTERNATIONAL CORP

Application No.: 10/277470   Filing Date: 22/Oct/2002

Abstract:

Cosmetic and personal care compositions can be manufactured using the multifunctional-additive compositions of the present invention. Such an additive preferably contains one or more particulate-based thickeners, such as a smectite clay, colloidal silica, laponite, and/or alumina, and most preferably one or more smectite clays. According to one important embodiment of the present invention, the thickener particles are co-dispersed with particles of one or more particulate UVR-filters such as titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, or SUNSPHERE (available from International Specialty Chemicals, ISP), and most preferably with the natural particulate sunscreens such as the metal oxides.

Another important component of the multifunctional-additive compositions is a dispersant or surface-modifier for the foregoing particulate materials, selected from the family of polyphenolic, natural polymers such as lignosulfonates, lignins, humates, tannates, and derivatives thereof. In addition, these compositions optionally include one or more of the following components: electrolytes, defoamers, humectants, emollients for cosmetics, preservatives, whiteners, and the like.

Priority: US2002-068268 Applic. Date: 2002-02-05; US20010266596P Applic. Date: 2001-02-05; US20010318979P Applic. Date: 2001-09-13

Inventor: SENGUPTA ASHOKE K [US]; SPINDLER RALPH [US]; DARLINGTON JR JERALD W [US]


Patent No.: US6716419B2  Issued: 06/Apr/2004

Title: Pseudoplastic, film forming cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/874857   Filing Date: 05/Jun/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic compositions having improved application benefits to keratinous tissue and keratinous fibers wherein said compositions have improved application benefits, while avoiding the negatives associated with compositions currently known in the art. The cosmetic compositions exhibit a turning point stress of from about 650 Pa to about 1500 Pa and a high shear rate slope of less than about 0.5 Pa-s. Applicants have also found that the compositions disclosed herein are also useful for other cosmetic applications that relate to keratinous tissues like skin, e.g., lipsticks, foundations, eyeliners, lipliners, eyeshadows, rouges, etc., where it is desirable to provide a smooth application of a long wearing, film-forming cosmetic product.

Priority:

Inventor: ZOLTOWSKI CRAIG EUGENE [US]; GILLEY JOHN MICHAEL [US]; SCOTT ALIC ANTHONY [US]


Patent No.: US6716908B2  Issued: 06/Apr/2004

Title: Alkoxysilyl functional silicone based materials

Applicant/Assignee: DOW CORNING CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/060713   Filing Date: 30/Jan/2002

Abstract:

There are disclosed alkoxysilyl functional silicone based materials that are thermodynamically stable, methods for making them and their uses. The methods comprise cross-linking of reactants that are dispersed in a diluent.

Priority:

Inventor: LOMAS ARNOLD WADE [US]; SCHULZ JR WILLIAM JAMES [US]


Patent No.: US6720006B2  Issued: 13/Apr/2004

Title: Anti-microbial body care product

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/017996   Filing Date: 14/Dec/2001

Abstract:

An anti-microbial body care product comprising in the part contacting the human or animal skin and/or mucosa and organic matrix containing homogeneously dispersed particles of a metallic silver having a particle size in the range of 1 to 50 nm (silver nanoparticles) in an amount providing on the surface of said part and anti-microbially effective but less than cytotoxic silver concentration. Preferred body care products are disposable absorbent articles, toothbrushes, cosmetic products and baby comforting products.

Priority: EP19990111729 Applic. Date: 1999-06-17; WO2000US15897 Applic. Date: 2000-06-09

Inventor: HANKE BERNHARD [DE]; GUGGENBICHLER PETER J [DE]


Patent No.: US6723307B2  Issued: 20/Apr/2004

Title: Cosmetic lip product with sour flavor

Applicant/Assignee: BONNE BELL INC BONNE BELL, INC

Application No.: 10/075219   Filing Date: 14/Feb/2002

Abstract:

Methods for making a sour tasting cosmetic lip product containing one or more acids dissolved in a base composition, and the products formed thereby, are disclosed. The products possess a pleasing sour taste while not producing irritation or burning on the lips or mouth. Ingredients such as sunblocks, moisturizers and vitamins may be added to the compositions depending on the properties desired in the final product. The compositions according to the present invention comprise from about 2% to about 25% by weight acid and are preferably anhydrous.

Priority:

Inventor: ROSE III ALBERT C [US]; CASHMERE BARBARA L [US]; BREHA III PAUL J [US]; THOMPSON JANET W [US]


Patent No.: US6723395B2  Issued: 20/Apr/2004

Title: Chiral compounds

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 10/184891   Filing Date: 01/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to chiral compounds of formula I,to liquid crystal mixtures comprising at least one chiral compound of formula I, to chiral linear or crosslinked liquid crystal polymers obtainable by polymerizing a polymerizable mixture comprising at least one chiral compound of formula I, to the use of chiral compound of formula I and mixtures and polymers obtained thereof in liquid crystal displays, active and passive optical elements, adhesives, synthetic resins with anisotropic mechanical properties, cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions, diagnostics, liquid crystal pigments, for decorative and security applications, nonlinear optics, optical information storage or as chiral dopants, and to a liquid crystal display comprising a mixture comprising at least one chiral compound of formula I.

Priority: EP20010114896 Applic. Date: 2001-07-02

Inventor: MAY ALISON LINDA [GB]; GREENFIELD SIMON [GB]; GOULDING MARK JOHN [GB]; PARRI OWAIN LLYR [GB]


Patent No.: US6726900B2  Issued: 27/Apr/2004

Title: Long wearing composition for making up eyes, skin, and lips

Applicant/Assignee: REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/860749   Filing Date: 18/May/2001

Abstract:

A composition for making up the eyes and skin comprised of a liquid carrier containing at least one film forming polymer, and dispersed therein at least one organic pigment forming the main color component of the composition as well as a method for improving the wear of cosmetic compositions for making up eyes and skin comprising formulating said products with one or more organic pigments in an amount sufficient to improve the wear of the cosmetic composition.

Priority:

Inventor: SCANCARELLA NEIL D [US]; MANELSKI JEAN MARIE [US]; RUSS JULIO GANS [US]


Patent No.: US6726915B2  Issued: 27/Apr/2004

Title: Cosmetic or pharmaceutical composition in solid form comprising bis-acyl-amides

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/088296   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The present application relates to a composition, in particular a cosmetic or pharmaceutical composition, which is in solid form, comprising an oily phase and at least one compound of formula (I) below:in which R and R' represent a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon-based chain

and A represents a hydrocarbon-based chain.

Priority: FR20000009317 Applic. Date: 2000-07-17; WO2001FR02306 Applic. Date: 2001-07-16

Inventor: LIVOREIL AUDE [FR]; GENARD SYLVIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6726916B1  Issued: 27/Apr/2004

Title: Thickened film-forming composition

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/141515   Filing Date: 27/Aug/1998

Abstract:

A thickened film-forming composition comprising a film-forming polymer and, as thickener, a polysaccharide alkyl ether formed of units containing at least two different saccharide rings, each unit containing at least one hydroxyl group substituted with a saturated hydrocarbon-based alkyl chain. The polysaccharide alkyl ether preferably has a molecular weight of greater than 200,000 and is in particular a guar gum alkyl ether having a degree of substitution of from about 2 to 3, in particular 2.5. The composition can be used in particular in the cosmetics fields for keratinous materials, especially the nails.

Priority: FR19970010759 Applic. Date: 1997-08-28

Inventor: RAMIN ROLAND [FR]


Patent No.: US6726917B2  Issued: 27/Apr/2004

Title: Fiber-containing cosmetic composition

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL SA

Application No.: 09/737868   Filing Date: 18/Dec/2000

Abstract:

The invention provides a cosmetic composition, particularly useful as a mascara, containing fibers, pigments, and at least two film formers: at least one tacky film former soluble or dispersible in water and at least one tacky film former soluble in oil chosen from hydrogenated polyisobutenes, adipic acid/diethylene glycol/glycerin crosspolymers, polyethylenes, and polyvinyl laurates. The invention also relates to a method for providing volume and/or length to eyelashes using the inventive composition.

Priority:

Inventor: KANJI MOHAMED [US]; PITUSIAK EWELINA [US]


Patent No.: US6737069B1  Issued: 18/May/2004

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing amphoteric polyurethanes

Applicant/Assignee: NATIONAL STARCH AND CHEMICAL INVESTMENT HOLDING CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/049361   Filing Date: 06/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The present invention provides a cosmetic which is superior in both characteristics of feel and spread at the time of application. The cosmetic is a cosmetic comprising an amphoteric urethane resin having carboxyl group(s) and tertiary amino group(s) in a molecule, and a silicone polymer.

Priority: JP19990226559 Applic. Date: 1999-08-10; WO2000US21874 Applic. Date: 2000-08-10

Inventor: ASAOKA SEIJI [JP]; KOYAMA KATSUYA [JP]; TSUZUKI TOSHITAKA [JP]; HASHIMOTO TOMOHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6737071B2  Issued: 18/May/2004

Title: Composition comprising polymers having a star structure, the polymers, and their use

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 10/139530   Filing Date: 07/May/2002

Abstract:

A composition, in particular a cosmetic composition, comprising, in an appropriate medium, at least one polymer with a highly specific ordered structure is disclosed. These compositions find a specific application in the field of make-up and are capable of being applied to the skin, semi-mucous membranes and/or mucous membranes. In particular, these compositions can be provided in the form of a transfer-free make-up composition.

Priority: FR19990004254 Applic. Date: 1999-04-06; US2000-544397 Applic. Date: 2000-04-05

Inventor: MOUGIN NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6740327B2  Issued: 25/May/2004

Title: Oligosaccharide aldonic acids and their topical use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/987023   Filing Date: 13/Nov/2001

Abstract:

Compositions comprising oligosaccharide aldonic acids are useful for general care, as well as for treatment and prevention, of various cosmetic conditions and dermatological disorders, including those associated with intrinsic and/or extrinsic aging, as well as with changes or damage caused by extrinsic factors

general care, as well as treatment and prevention of diseases and conditions, of the oral, and vaginal mucosa

for general oral care, as well as treatment and prevention of oral and gum diseases

and for wound healing of the skin. Compositions comprising oligosaccharide aldonic acids may further comprise a cosmetic, pharmaceutical or other topical agent to enhance or create synergetic effects.

Priority: US2000-487228 Applic. Date: 2000-01-19; US19990141264P Applic. Date: 1999-06-30

Inventor: YU RUEY J [US]; VAN SCOTT EUGENE J [US]


Patent No.: US6740328B2  Issued: 25/May/2004

Title: Solid cosmetics

Applicant/Assignee: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD

Application No.: 10/097579   Filing Date: 15/Mar/2002

Abstract:

A solid cosmetic composition, which drastically improves the shape-retaining ability and usability, which has a good, tender feeling, good spreadability when applied and is glossy looking is provided by use of a wax composition solidifier, which has a good shape-retaining ability without use of a conventional solidifier such as ceresin is provided. A solid cosmetic composition has (a) Fischer-Tropsch wax having average molecular weight of 300 to 1200 and (b) Microcrystalline wax in the weight ratio of (a):(b)=60:40 to 99.9:0.1

Priority: JP20010080574 Applic. Date: 2001-03-21

Inventor: YOSHIDA KUNIHIKO [JP]; NANBA TOMIYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6747115B2  Issued: 08/Jun/2004

Title: Silicone polymer, silicone composition, and cosmetic preparation containing the same

Applicant/Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/296593   Filing Date: 26/Nov/2002

Abstract:

This invention relates to a silicone polymer that is insoluble in organic solvents due to its three dimensional crosslinked structure which swells up relative to fluorosilicone oils. The silicone polymer is a crosslinked product of an SiH containing fluorosilicone and an unsaturated polyoxyalkylene. This invention also relates to a paste-like composition formed by making the silicone compounds swell up in silicone oil and a cosmetic material.

Priority: JP20000162940 Applic. Date: 2000-05-31; WO2001JP04249 Applic. Date: 2001-05-22

Inventor: SAKUTA KOJI [JP]


Patent No.: US6749645B2  Issued: 15/Jun/2004

Title: Use of 4-nitro-2,1,3,-benzoxadiazole derivatives as dyes in coloring agents for keratin fibres

Applicant/Assignee: WELLA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 10/089207   Filing Date: 26/Mar/2002

Abstract:

The object of the present invention is the use of 4-nitro-2,1,3-benzoxadiazole derivatives of general formula (I) as dye in colorants for keratin fibers such as, for example, wool, silk, furs or hair and particularly human hairIn formula (I)X denotes oxygen, sulfur or NR, R standing for hydrogen, a (C1-C4)-alkyl group, a monohydroxy-(C1-C4)-alkyl group, a polyhydroxy-(C2-C4)-alkyl group or a mono-(C1 C4)-alkoxy-(C1-C4)-alkyl group,R1 and R2 can be equal or different and independently of each other denote hydrogen, a halogen atom, a (C1-C4)-alkyl group, a halogen-substituted (C1-C4)-alkyl group, a (C1-C4)-alkoxy group, a nitro group or an NRRgroup, the Rand Rgroups being equal or different and independently of each other denoting hydrogen, a (C1-C4)-alkyl group, an optionally substituted aromatic carbon ring or a (C1-C4)-alkanecarbonyl group,

or R and Rtogether with the nitrogen atom forming a heterocyclic (C3-C6) group, andQ denotes hydrogen, an aliphatic group, an aromatic isocyclic group or an aromatic heterocyclic group.

Priority: DE20001045599 Applic. Date: 2000-09-15; WO2001EP07497 Applic. Date: 2001-06-29

Inventor: PASQUIER CECILE [CH]; CHARRIERE VERONIQUE [CH]; BRAUN HANS-JUERGEN [CH]


Patent No.: US6749777B2  Issued: 15/Jun/2004

Title: Diffractive pigment flakes and compositions

Applicant/Assignee: FLEX PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/315389   Filing Date: 10/Dec/2002

Abstract:

Diffractive pigment flakes include single layer or multiple layer flakes that have a diffractive structure formed on a surface thereof. The multiple layer flakes can have a symmetrical stacked coating structure on opposing sides of a reflective core layer, or can be formed with encapsulating coatings around the reflective core layer. The diffractive pigment flakes can be interspersed into liquid media such as paints or inks to produce diffractive compositions for subsequent application to a variety of objects. The diffractive pigment flakes can be formed with a variety of diffractive structures thereon to produce selected optical effects.

Priority: US2001-919346 Applic. Date: 2001-07-31

Inventor: ARGOITIA ALBERTO [US]; BRADLEY JR RICHARD A [US]


Patent No.: US6749839B2  Issued: 15/Jun/2004

Title: Photoprotective cosmetic compositions containing aromatic amide, sulphonamide or carbamate derivatives of acrylonitrile and novel aromatic amide, sulphonamide or carbamate derivatives of acrylonitrile

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/174485   Filing Date: 19/Jun/2002

Abstract:

Cosmetic compositions for topical use for protecting the skin and the hair, containing, in a cosmetically acceptable support, at least one compound of formula (1) or (2)in which X1 represents R3-(C=O)-, R3-SO2- or R3-O-(C=O)-, X2 represents -(C=O)-R'3-(C=O)-, -SO2-R'3-SO2- or -(C=O)-O-R'3-O-(C=O)-, Y represents -(C=O)-R4 or -SO2R5,R2 represents a C1-8 alkyl group, n is 0, 1 or 2, R3 represents C1-30 alkyl or C3-30 alkenyl, R'3 represents a single bond or a divalent C1-30 alkylene or C3-30 alkenylene radical, R4 represents -OR6 or -NHR6, R5 represents C1-30 alkyl or a phenyl nucleus, R6 represents C1-30 alkyl or C3-30 alkenyl, and novel compounds of formula (2).

Priority: FR20010008092 Applic. Date: 2001-06-20

Inventor: RICHARD HERVE [FR]; LUPPI BERNADETTE [FR]


Patent No.: US6749843B2  Issued: 15/Jun/2004

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing electrically conductive polymers

Applicant/Assignee: WELLA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 10/066121   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A method of reducing the flyaway effect occurring during treatment of hair with a cosmetic composition is disclosed. According to this method an effective amount of an electrically conductive polymer is added to the cosmetic composition prior to treatment of the hair. Preferably the cosmetic composition is a shampoo or hair care composition, which contains from 0.001 to 5% of the electrically conductive polymer.

Priority: DE20011005139 Applic. Date: 2001-02-06

Inventor: SENDELBACH GERHARD [DE]; KRAUSE THOMAS [DE]; DUCHSCHERER ANJA [DE]


Patent No.: US6749936B2  Issued: 15/Jun/2004

Title: Achromatic multilayer diffractive pigments and foils

Applicant/Assignee: FLEX PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/029405   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2001

Abstract:

Achromatic multilayer diffractive pigment flakes and foils are provided having diffractive structures thereon. The diffractive pigment flakes can have a symmetrical stacked coating structure on opposing sides of a reflective core layer, an asymmetrical stacked coating structure on one side of a reflective layer, or can be formed with one or more encapsulating coatings around the reflective core layer. The diffractive pigment flakes can be interspersed into liquid media such as paints or inks to produce diffractive compositions for subsequent application to a variety of objects. The foils can be laminated to various objects or can be formed on a carrier substrate. The diffractive pigment flakes and foils can be formed with a variety of diffractive structures thereon to produce selected optical effects.

The diffractive foils and diffractive compositions applied to an object exhibit an iridescent diffractive effect over an achromatic background.

Priority:

Inventor: ARGOITIA ALBERTO [US]; KOHLMANN PAUL T [US]; WITZMAN MATTHEW R [US]; COOMBS PAUL G [US]; MARKANTES CHARLES T [US]; BRADLEY JR RICHARD A [US]


Patent No.: US6753002B2  Issued: 22/Jun/2004

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing fluorescent minerals

Applicant/Assignee: COLOR ACCESS INC

Application No.: 10/391367   Filing Date: 18/Mar/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to cosmetic composition comprising a fluorescent-effective amount of at least one fluorescent mineral powder, in combination with a cosmetically acceptable vehicle, wherein the powder, when the composition is applied, does not substantially alter the color of the skin. The compositions of the invention can be used as color cosmetics and skin treatment products, to replenish the skin's natural fluorescent glow.

Priority: US1999-320602 Applic. Date: 1999-05-26

Inventor: GEORGE LILIANA [US]; GUBERNICK JOSEPH [US]; CIOCA GHEORGHE [US]; BEVACQUA ANDREW J [US]


Patent No.: US6759479B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2004

Title: Process for making cosmetic compositions using polyether siloxane copolymer network compositions

Applicant/Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

Application No.: 10/393858   Filing Date: 21/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A method of making a cosmetic composition comprising the reaction products of MaMbMcDdDeDfTgThTiQjwhereM=R<1>R<2>R<3>SiO1/2

M=R<4>R<5>HSiO1/2

M=R<6>R<7>RSiO1/2

D=R<8>R<9>SiO2/2

D=R<10>HSiO2/2

D=R<11>RSiO2/2

T=R<12>SiO3/2

T=HSiO3/2

T=RSiO3/2

andQ=SiO4/2

where R<1>, R<2>, R<3>, R<8>, R<9 >and R<12 >are independently monovalent hydrocarbon radicals having from one to sixty carbon atoms

R<4>, R<5 >and R<10 >are independently monovalent hydrocarbon radicals having from one to sixty carbon atoms or hydrogen

R<6>, R<7>, R<11 >are independently monovalent hydrocarbon radicals having from one to sixty carbon atoms or R

each Ris independently a monovalent hydrocarbon radical containing one or more oxirane moieties having from one to sixty carbon atoms

the stoichiometric subscripts a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, and j are either zero or positive subject to the following limitations: a+b+c>1

b+e+h>1

c+f+i>1

b+e+h>c+f+i

and when d+e+f+g+h+i+j=0, a+b+c=2. In a preferred embodiment the reaction product of the present invention is a polyether siloxane copolymer network. In another preferred embodiment embodiment the reaction product of the present invention is a polyether siloxane copolymer network swollen with a volatile low molecular weight silicon containing compound. These compositions are useful for a variety of personal care compositions.

Priority: US2001-858795 Applic. Date: 2001-05-16

Inventor: O'BRIEN MICHAEL J [US]


Patent No.: US6770708B2  Issued: 03/Aug/2004

Title: Silicone elastomers compositions

Applicant/Assignee: DOW CORNING CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/229739   Filing Date: 27/Aug/2002

Abstract:

This invention is directed to an elastomer composition produced by crosslinking a high molecular weight =Si-H containing polysiloxane and a diene, diyne or ene-yne compound in the presence of a diluent. The elastomer composition is suitable for use in forming personal care compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: KADLEC DONALD ANTHONY [US]; LIN ZUCHEN [US]; SCHULZ JR WILLIAM JAMES [US]; SMITH JANET MARY [US]; STARCH MICHAEL STEPHEN [US]; ZHANG SHIZHONG [US]


Patent No.: US6774114B2  Issued: 10/Aug/2004

Title: Topical application of immixture of ascorbic acid + ascorbic acid compounds for augmenting the synthesis of epidermal ceramides

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/425608   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2003

Abstract:

Synergistic immixtures of ascorbic acid with at least one monosaccharide ester of ascorbic acid and/or at least one metal salt of phosphorylated ascorbic acid more effectively increase the synthesis of epidermal ceramides in human skin, especially types IV to VII ceramides, as well as improve the barrier function, moisture content and/or suppleness/surface appearance of the skin and which otherwise combat/prevent intrinsic aging thereof and are useful for the treatment of dermatitis.

Priority: FR20000004575 Applic. Date: 2000-04-10; US2001-828881 Applic. Date: 2001-04-10

Inventor: CASTIEL ISABELLE [FR]; FERRARIS CORINNE [FR]; LAVALLE-BOUCHARD ARMELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6776980B1  Issued: 17/Aug/2004

Title: Photoprotective/cosmetic compositions comprising dibenzoylmethane/triazine/diphenylacrylate compounds

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/099939   Filing Date: 19/Jun/1998

Abstract:

Improvedly photostable, topically applicable cosmetic/dermatological sunscreen compositions well suited for enhanced photoprotection of human skin and/or hair against the damaging effects of UV-A and UV-B irradiation, particularly solar radiation, comprise (i) 4-tert-butyl-4'-methoxydibenzoylmethane, (ii) at least one particular 1,3,5-triazine compound, and (iii) at least one alkyl alpha-cyano-beta,beta'-diphenylacrylate, formulated in a cosmetically/dermatologically acceptable vehicle, diluent or carrier therefor.

Priority: FR19960008172 Applic. Date: 1996-07-01; US1997-886245 Applic. Date: 1997-07-01

Inventor: ALLARD DELPHINE [FR]; FORESTIER SERGE [FR]


Patent No.: US6776981B2  Issued: 17/Aug/2004

Title: Personal care product

Applicant/Assignee: THE GILLETTE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/059467   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A product for application to skin includes a container having an open end, a non-flowable composition within the container including an application surface at the open end having a visual pattern, and a removable cap having a % opacity of less than 5%.

Priority:

Inventor: ELLIOTT DAVID L [US]; GERSTEN IRIS DAVIS [US]; VAN DER LEE HERMES [US]; SOLAN JAMES L [US]; GUAY GORDON G [US]


Patent No.: US6780402B1  Issued: 24/Aug/2004

Title: Make-up compositions containing phenylated silicone oils, which are resistant to transfer and migration

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 08/643360   Filing Date: 06/May/1996

Abstract:

This application concerns the use of the combination of a volatile oil and a phenylated silicone oil in a composition containing a fatty phase.The invention also relates to a composition containing, in a fatty phase, a volatile oil, a phenylated silicone oil, and less than 20% by weight of a non-volatile hydrocarbonic oil.

Priority: FR19950009254 Applic. Date: 1995-07-28

Inventor: AGOSTINI ISABELLE [FR]; PRADIER FRANCOIS [FR]; ARNAUD PASCAL [FR]


Patent No.: US6780888B1  Issued: 24/Aug/2004

Title: Silicon compounds derived from ascorbic acid

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/111537   Filing Date: 24/May/2002

Abstract:

The invention concerns novel silicon compounds derived from ascorbic acid consisting of a silicon-containing chain or of silanes, comprising at least a radical A of formula (I) wherein: at least one of the radicals L is a divalent radical for fixing A on the silicon chain. The invention further concerns methods for preparing said compounds, compositions, in particular cosmetic or pharmaceutical, containing them, and their use as antioxidant and/or anti-free radical agent, particularly for treating oxidant stress, for treating the effects of exposure to the sun and for preventing ageing.

Priority: FR19990013355 Applic. Date: 1999-10-26; WO2000FR02713 Applic. Date: 2000-09-29

Inventor: XU JINZHU [FR]; RICHARD HERVE [FR]


Patent No.: US6784145B2  Issued: 31/Aug/2004

Title: Cosmetic and dermatological article

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/175378   Filing Date: 20/Jun/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to an article containing (A) a water-insoluble substrate and (B) containing an aqueous phase and N-(3-chloroallyl)hexaminium chloride. According to one preferred embodiment of the invention, the composition also contains at least one C1-C4 alkyl para hydroxybenzoate and/or at least one ethylenediamine-tetraacetic acid salt. The article may especially constitute a wipe for cleansing and/or removing makeup from the facial and/or body skin, and also for removing makeup from the eyes. The wipe may be in the form of a moist or dry wipe.

Priority: FR20010008284 Applic. Date: 2001-06-22

Inventor: DELAMBRE PATRICIA [FR]; TOUZAN PHILIPPE [FR]; SIMON PASCAL [FR]


Patent No.: US6787127B2  Issued: 07/Sep/2004

Title: Cosmetic composition

Applicant/Assignee: MEDTECH PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/115118   Filing Date: 01/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A cosmetic composition for treating nails is provided to remove nail polish, to nourish and strengthen the nails and to moisturize and soften the cuticles around the nails.

Priority:

Inventor: DIGIULIO ARISTODEMO C [US]


Patent No.: US6793913B2  Issued: 21/Sep/2004

Title: Cosmetic composition comprising a particle dispersion

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/195316   Filing Date: 16/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cosmetic makeup and/or care composition for the keratin fibers and/or the skin, comprising at least one particle dispersion comprising one at least partially external phase of supple type comprising at least one supple polymer, with a glass transition temperature of less than or equal to 60 DEG C. and one at least partially internal phase of rigid type which is a functionality crystalline or semi-crystalline material with a melting point of greater than 40 DEG C., and which is such that the supple polymer is at least partially attached by chemical grafting onto the said phase. The invention also relates to the use of such a particle dispersion for improving the level of comfort and staying power of cosmetic compositions comprising it.

Priority: FR20010009498 Applic. Date: 2001-07-16; US20010306441P Applic. Date: 2001-07-20

Inventor: TOURNILHAC FLORENCE [FR]; TOUMI BEATRICE [FR]


Patent No.: US6793916B2  Issued: 21/Sep/2004

Title: Cosmetic composition comprising a particle dispersion

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/195311   Filing Date: 16/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cosmetic makeup and/or care composition for keratin fibres and/or the skin, comprising at least one particle dispersion comprising one at least partially internal phase of supple type comprising at least one supple polymer, with a glass transition temperature of less than or equal to 60 DEG C. and one at least partially external phase of rigid type which is an amorphous material having a glass transition temperature of greater than 60 DEG C. and which is such that the supple polymer is at least partially attached by chemical grafting onto the said phase. The invention also relates to the use of at least such a particle dispersion for improving the level of comfort and staying power of cosmetic compositions comprising it.

Priority: FR20010009499 Applic. Date: 2001-07-16; US20010306408P Applic. Date: 2001-07-20

Inventor: TOUMI BEATRICE [FR]


Patent No.: US6793940B2  Issued: 21/Sep/2004

Title: Mascara comprising a particle dispersion

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/195314   Filing Date: 16/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cosmetic composition for coating keratin fibers, comprising a dispersion of particles in a cosmetically acceptable medium, the particles comprising at least one at least external supple phase, comprising at least one supple polymer having a glass transition temperature of less than or equal to 60 DEG C. and at least one at least internal rigid phase, which is an amorphous material having a glass transition temperature of greater than 60 DEG C., the supple polymer being at least partially attached by chemical grafting onto the rigid phase.The invention also relates to a process for coating keratin fibers, comprising the application of the composition to the keratin fibers.The composition rapidly gives a makeup with good eyelash curling properties.

Priority: FR20010009500 Applic. Date: 2001-07-16; US20010306407P Applic. Date: 2001-07-20

Inventor: TOURNILHAC FLORENCE [FR]; AUGUSTE FREDERIC [FR]


Patent No.: US6805872B2  Issued: 19/Oct/2004

Title: Use in cosmetics of block ethylene copolymers with elastic character and compositions containing same

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/031233   Filing Date: 17/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to the cosmetic use of block ethylenic copolymers of elastic nature comprising at least one rigid block having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of greater than or equal to 20 DEG C. and at least one flexible block having a glass transition temperature (Tg) which is less than 20 DEG C., said compolymers making it possible to obtain a film having an instantaneous recovery of between 5% and 100%. The invention also relates to cosmetic compositions containing these block ethylenic polymers of elastic nature.

Priority: FR20000006534 Applic. Date: 2000-05-23; WO2001FR01525 Applic. Date: 2001-05-18

Inventor: MOUGIN NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6808716B2  Issued: 26/Oct/2004

Title: N-acetylamino acids, related N-acetyl compounds and their topical use

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/371504   Filing Date: 21/Feb/2003

Abstract:

Compositions comprising N-acetylamino acids and/or related N-acetyl compounds are useful to alleviate or improve various cosmetic conditions and dermatological disorders, including changes or damage to skin, nail and hair associated with intrinsic aging and/or extrinsic aging, as well as changes or damage caused by extrinsic factors. The N-acetylamino acid and/or related N-acetyl compound composition may further comprise a cosmetic, pharmaceutical or other topical agent to enhance or create synergetic effects.

Priority: US2000-560901 Applic. Date: 2000-04-28; US1999-227213 Applic. Date: 1999-01-08

Inventor: YU RUEY J [US]; VAN SCOTT EUGENE J [US]


Patent No.: US6808722B2  Issued: 26/Oct/2004

Title: Method of using optically-activated particles in cosmetic preparations

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/383363   Filing Date: 07/Mar/2003

Abstract:

Optically-activated particles for use in cosmetic preparations. The optically-activated particles include a plurality of substrate particles selected from the group consisting of nylons, acrylics, polyesters, other plastic polymers, natural materials, regenerated cellulose, metals and minerals

an optical brightener chemically bonded to each of the plurality of substrate particles to form integral units in the form of optically-activated particles for diffusing light to reduce the visual perception of skin imperfections, including cellulite, shadows, skin discolorations, and wrinkles

and each of the optically-activated particles are encapsulated with a UV transparent coating to increase the diffusion light to further reduce the visual perception of the skin imperfections. The encapsulated optically-activated particles are able to absorb ultraviolet radiation and emit visible light

and the encapsulated optically-activated particles are able to both scatter and absorb light in a diffuse manner in order to reduce the visual perception of skin imperfections, including cellulite, wrinkles, shadows, and skin discolorations, when the optically-activated particles are applied to the skin surface. The encapsulated optically-activated particles are used in the making of cosmetic preparations such as skin lotions, creams, shampoos, body and skin rinses, bath gels, soaps, hair conditioners, color conditioners and rinses, hair color solutions, foundation powders (compressed or loose), tooth pastes, oral rinses, and any acceptable cosmetic vehicle or medium.

Priority: US2002-095669 Applic. Date: 2002-03-12; US2001-872648 Applic. Date: 2001-06-01

Inventor: VICTOR BRUCE H [US]


Patent No.: US6811770B2  Issued: 02/Nov/2004

Title: Two-coat make-up process and a make-up kit containing first and second compositions

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/118949   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A process for cosmetically making-up the skin and/or the lips and/or integuments of a human being, which comprises:applying to the skin, the lips and/or integuments a first coat of a first composition comprising, in a first physiologically acceptable medium, dispersed polymer particles surface-stabilized with a stabilizer in a liquid phase

permitting the first coat to dry

and thenapplying over all or a part of the first coat, a second coat of a second composition comprising, in a second physiologically acceptable medium, a silicone-based and/or fluoro-based liquid phase.

Priority: FR20010004940 Applic. Date: 2001-04-10; FR20020001444 Applic. Date: 2002-02-06; US20010293980P Applic. Date: 2001-05-30

Inventor: FERRARI VERONIQUE [FR]; LEBRE CAROLINE [FR]; ARNAUD PASCAL [FR]


Patent No.: US6812192B2  Issued: 02/Nov/2004

Title: Foaming cosmetic compositions, uses for cleansing or make-up removal

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/400580   Filing Date: 28/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A foaming composition for topical application, comprising at least one surfactant system comprising at least one fatty acid chosen from partially and completely neutralized fatty acids, at least one non-betaine amphoteric co-surfactant and at least one anionic co-surfactant of the sulphosuccinate type and its use in the cosmetic or dermatological fields, for example, as cleansing and/or make-up-removing products for a human keratinous material, for example, the skin.

Priority: FR20020003929 Applic. Date: 2002-03-28; US20020382564P Applic. Date: 2002-05-24

Inventor: RIBERY DELPHINE [FR]; BISSEY-BEUGRAS LAURE [FR]


Patent No.: US6814973B2  Issued: 09/Nov/2004

Title: Cosmetic use of at least one polyorganosiloxane as a gelling agent and cosmetic composition containing it

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/848462   Filing Date: 04/May/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the cosmetic use, as a gelling agent, of at least one linear or cyclic polyorganosiloxane which comprises at least two organosiloxy units and at least two side and/or end groups each capable of forming at least one hydrogen bond with one or more partner groups. The invention also relates to a cosmetic composition comprising at least one such polyorganosiloxane in a cosmetically acceptable medium. This cosmetic composition is intended to be used for making up and/or caring for the skin, including the skin of the eyelids, and also for the lips and superficial body growths.

Priority: FR20000005876 Applic. Date: 2000-05-09

Inventor: MONDET JEAN [FR]


Patent No.: US6818206B2  Issued: 16/Nov/2004

Title: USE OF AMPHIPHILIC COPOLYMERS TO STABILIZE DISPERSIONS OF INSOLUBLE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FOR SCREENING OUT UV RADIATION, DISPERSIONS STABILIZED WITH THESE COPOLYMERS AND COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THEM

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/268081   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to the use of at least one amphiphilic copolymer comprising at least one hydrophilic block and at least one hydrophobic block to stabilize dispersions of insoluble organic compounds comprising at least one group that absorbs UV radiation, which is in the form of particles with a mean size of between 10 nm and 5 mum, and also to dispersions stabilized with these amphiphilic copolymers and to cosmetic compositions for topical application, in particular antisun compositions, containing them.

Priority: FR20010013114 Applic. Date: 2001-10-11

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]; AUBERT FABIEN [FR]


Patent No.: US6821942B2  Issued: 23/Nov/2004

Title: Cosmetic cleansing composition

Applicant/Assignee: L' OREAL L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/903769   Filing Date: 13/Jul/2001

Abstract:

A cleansing composition, comprising (1) at least one foaming surfactant, (2) at least one hydrophobic silica and (3) at least one oxyalkylenated compound in a physiologically acceptable aqueous medium comprising at least 35% by weight of water relative to the total weight of the composition.

Priority: FR20000009226 Applic. Date: 2000-07-13

Inventor: SEBILLOTTE-ARNAUD LAURENCE [FR]; GUILLOU VERONIQUE [FR]


Patent No.: US6824786B2  Issued: 30/Nov/2004

Title: Compositions comprising phenyl-glycine derivatives

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/294741   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to compositions and methods useful for treating a variety of cosmetic conditions and dermatological disorders, where the composition includes a phenyl glycine derivative represented by the following formula:wherein, R1 and R2 are independently H, I, F, Cl, Br, OH, SH, NH2, NHNH2, alkyl, aralkyl, alkoxy, acetoxy, acyloxy group having 1 to 9 carbon atoms, and being attached at the 2, 3 or 4 position of the phenyl group, whereby when R1 and/or R2 are OH, SH, NH2, they may be acetylated or acylated with 1 to 9 carbon atoms

R3 is H, formyl, acetyl, propanoyl, acyl, alkyl, aralkyl or an aryl group having 1 to 9 carbon atoms

R4 is OH, NH2, NHOH, NHNH2, or OR

where R is an alkyl, aralkyl or aryl group having 1 to 9 carbon atoms

the H attached to any carbon or nitrogen atom may be substituted by I, F, Cl, Br, OH, SH, NH2, NHNH2, an alkyl, aralkyl, alkoxy or acyl group having 1 to 9 carbon atoms. Phenyl-glycine and its derivatives may be present as isomeric D or L, non-isomeric or racemic DL, as a free acid, salt, lactone, amide or ester form.

Priority: US20010333116P Applic. Date: 2001-11-27

Inventor: YU RUEY J [US]; VAN SCOTT EUGENE J [US]


Patent No.: US6825179B2  Issued: 30/Nov/2004

Title: Active ingredient combinations or adducts of cyclodextrins and quinones

Applicant/Assignee: BEIERSDORF AG

Application No.: 09/907171   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2001

Abstract:

Active ingredient combinations of cyclodextrins and at least one quinone and/or at least one hydroquinone for use in cosmetic or dermatological formulations.

Priority: DE20001035513 Applic. Date: 2000-07-21

Inventor: NIELSEN JENS [DE]; MAX HEINER [DE]; HARGENS BIRGIT [DE]; SCHIMPF RALPH [DE]


Patent No.: US6827928B2  Issued: 07/Dec/2004

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing di-block, tri-block, multi-block and radial block copolymers

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/052470   Filing Date: 23/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The subject-matter of the present invention is a transfer-free composition comprising (a) at least one of a di-block, tri-block, multi-block and/or radial block copolymer and optionally (b) a film former or a mixture of film formers. The composition may comprise any one of a di-block, tri-block, multi-block or radial block copolymer or any mixture or blend of co-polymers. Cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions of the invention result in a film with very good retention, good transfer resistant properties, and which does not migrate over time. The compositions have cosmetic properties which are improved in relation to those of the "transfer free" products of the prior art.

Priority: US1999-258809 Applic. Date: 1999-02-26

Inventor: CAES CAROLYN [US]; GRAVES GARY G [US]; KANJI MOHAMED G [US]; MONTES DE OCA MARGARITA [US]; NORMAN GREG [US]; ORR CARL [US]; THAU PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6831876B1  Issued: 14/Dec/2004

Title: Acoustic window

Applicant/Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/616179   Filing Date: 09/Jul/2003

Abstract:

An improved acoustic window for an acoustic waveform passage having a generally uniform transmission loss at an angle of incidence of between -40 DEG and +40 DEG . The composition is formed from at least one core layer and at least two septa, with the core layer being a material having a generally low-acoustic-impedance, a static shear modulus between about 1.0 psi (0.007 MPa) and about 15,000 psi (103 MPa), a transverse (or through-thickness) sound velocity for the acoustic waveform of between about 700 and about 2200 meters per second, a transverse acoustic impedance of less than or equal to 4x10<6 >kilograms per square meter-second, and a shear loss factor of greater than 0.02, the septa being composed of at least one ply of a material, preferably a graphite fiber reinforced epoxy composition, having a transverse acoustic impedance of less than 60x10<6 >kg/m<2>-sec, a tensile modulus of more than 0.5x10<6 >psi, a thickness of less than 0.10 lambda, and each and being bonded to said core to form a sandwich with said core layer, and the window preferably has a thickness of less than 1.0 lambdaw and the acoustic waveform has a lambda of at least 0.001 meter and less than 3 meters.

Priority:

Inventor: CARTWRIGHT CRAIG L [US]


Patent No.: US6841162B2  Issued: 11/Jan/2005

Title: Cosmetic or dermatological composition contacting at least one natural or recombinant spider silk or an analog

Applicant/Assignee: L' OREAL L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/861597   Filing Date: 22/May/2001

Abstract:

A cosmetic or dermatological composition containing, as an active substance, at least one natural or recombinant spider silk protein, or an analog of such a protein. The composition may be in the form of hair products, skincare products, make-up products or antisun products.

Priority: FR19980001614 Applic. Date: 1998-02-11; US1999-247806 Applic. Date: 1999-02-11

Inventor: PHILIPPE MICHEL [FR]; GARSON JEAN-CLAUDE [FR]; ARRAUDEAU JEAN-PIERRE [FR]


Patent No.: US6841238B2  Issued: 11/Jan/2005

Title: Chromatic diffractive pigments and foils

Applicant/Assignee: FLEX PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/117307   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2002

Abstract:

Multilayer chromatic diffractive pigment flakes and foils are provided having diffractive structures thereon. The diffractive pigment flakes can have a symmetrical stacked coating structure on opposing sides of a reflective core layer, an asymmetrical stacked coating structure on one side of a reflective layer, or can be formed with one or more encapsulating coatings around the reflective core layer. The diffractive pigment flakes can be interspersed into liquid media such as paints or inks to produce diffractive compositions for subsequent application to a variety of objects. The foils can be laminated to various objects or can be formed on a carrier substrate. The diffractive pigment flakes and foils can be formed with a variety of diffractive structures thereon to produce selected optical effects.

Priority:

Inventor: ARGOITIA ALBERTO [US]; PHILLIPS ROGER W [US]; NOFI MICHAEL R [US]; COOMBS PAUL G [US]; MARKANTES CHARLES T [US]; BRADLEY JR RICHARD A [US]


Patent No.: US6843982B1  Issued: 18/Jan/2005

Title: Anhydrous cosmetic or dermatological composition containing the combination of a silicone oil and a wax made from an ethylene homopolymer or copolymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/049927   Filing Date: 30/Mar/1998

Abstract:

A silicone oil-based anhydrous cosmetic or dermatological anhydrous composition having a homogeneous fatty phase wherein said fatty phase contains a silicone oil having the formulawhereinR represents alkyl having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, aryl or aralkyl,n represents a whole number between 0 and 100, andm represents a whole number between 0 and 100, provided that the sum of n + m is between 1 and 100

and(ii) a wax in an amount ranging from 3 to 50 percent by weight based on the total weight of said fatty phase having a melting point between 50 and 135 DEG C., comprising at least polymer having a molecular weight between 200 and 1,500 and selected from ethylene homopolymers and copolymers, and a monomer having the formula:CH2=CH-R' (II)whereinR' represents alkyl having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, aryl or aralkyl.

Priority: FR19940000843 Applic. Date: 1994-01-26; US1996-672082 Applic. Date: 1996-06-26; US1995-377382 Applic. Date: 1995-01-25

Inventor: ARNAUD PASCAL [FR]; MELLUL MYRIAM [FR]


Patent No.: US6846479B2  Issued: 25/Jan/2005

Title: Sunscreen compositions comprising mineral oxides having hydrophobic coatings and glycoside-substituted polydimethylsiloxanes

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/448345   Filing Date: 30/May/2003

Abstract:

Stable, topically applicable cosmetic/dermatological compositions, notably W/O emulsions, well suited for the UV-photoprotection of the skin, lips and/or the hair, and/or for the makeup of the skin and/or the lips, contain a thus effective amount of at least one mineral oxide having a hydrophobic coating thereon, e.g., coated particulates of an oxide of titanium and/or zinc, and, as a stabilizing agent therefor, a thus effective amount of at least one oxyalkylenated polydimethylsiloxane bearing at least one glycoside residue substituent, formulated into a physiologically acceptable medium therefor.

Priority: FR20000015517 Applic. Date: 2000-11-30; WO2001FR03603 Applic. Date: 2001-11-16

Inventor: LORANT RALUCA [FR]; LENNON PAULA [FR]


Patent No.: US6846940B2  Issued: 25/Jan/2005

Title: Ceramides, compositions thereof and methods of use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/347448   Filing Date: 21/Jan/2003

Abstract:

Novel ceramide compounds, compositions containing them and the use of these compounds, in particular for strengthening the lipid barrier of the epidermis.

Priority: FR20020000760 Applic. Date: 2002-01-22; US20020352276P Applic. Date: 2002-01-30

Inventor: GAETANI QUINTINO [FR]; GUEY CHRISTELE [FR]; ARBEY ERIC [FR]; CASTIEL ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6849203B2  Issued: 01/Feb/2005

Title: Photoisomerizable compounds

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRAENKTER HAFTUNG

Application No.: 10/115940   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to photoisomerizable compounds of formula Iwherein A, Z, L, R, R<1>, k, m and r are defined herein.

Priority: EP20010108720 Applic. Date: 2001-04-06

Inventor: FARRAND LOUISE DIANE [GB]; WORRALL CHRISTOPHER [GB]; PARRI OWAIN LLYR [GB]


Patent No.: US6849250B2  Issued: 01/Feb/2005

Title: Synergistically high SPF photoprotective UV-screening compositions comprising benzotriazole-substituted silicon/dibenzoylmethane/diarylbutadiene compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/463340   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2003

Abstract:

Topically applicable, enhanced SPF cosmetic/dermatological UV-screening compositions suited for the photoprotection of the skin and/or hair, comprise, (i) at least one UV-screening benzotriazole-substituted silicon compound, as a first screening agent

(ii) at least one UV-screening dibenzoylmethane compound, as a second screening agent

(iii) at least one 4,4-diarylbutadiene compound, as a third screening agent, formulated into a topically applicable, cosmetically/dermatologically acceptable vehicle therefor.

Priority: FR20000016519 Applic. Date: 2000-12-18; WO2001FR03634 Applic. Date: 2001-11-20

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6850310B1  Issued: 01/Feb/2005

Title: Cholesteric layered material having improved color stability, and the production thereof

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 09/648368   Filing Date: 25/Aug/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cholesteric layered material with improved color shift stability.

Priority: DE19991040681 Applic. Date: 1999-08-27

Inventor: PRECHTL FRANK [DE]; SCHNEIDER NORBERT [DE]; MEYER FRANK [DE]; BLASCHKA PETER [DE]; HAREMZA SYLKE [DE]; HEZEL TILMANN [DE]; PARKER ROBERT [DE]; RICHTER VOLKER [DE]


Patent No.: US6855311B2  Issued: 15/Feb/2005

Title: Photoprotective cosmetic compositions comprising inorganic UV-blocking agents

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/618701   Filing Date: 15/Jul/2003

Abstract:

Stable photoprotective cosmetic emulsions, notably water-in-oil emulsions well suited for the UV-photoprotection of the skin, lips, mucous membranes and/or hair, contain at least one aqueous phase, at least one oily phase, an effective UV-photoprotecting amount of at least one coated or uncoated metal oxide UV-blocking agent and an effective stabilizing amount of at least one amphiphilic oligomer or polymer derived from a polyolefin which also comprises at least one polar moiety, formulated into a physiologically acceptable medium therefor.

Priority: FR20010000484 Applic. Date: 2001-01-15; WO2002FR00046 Applic. Date: 2002-01-08

Inventor: LENNON PAULA [FR]; LORANT RALUCA [FR]


Patent No.: US6856861B2  Issued: 15/Feb/2005

Title: Apparatus for providing personalized cosmetics

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/294383   Filing Date: 14/Nov/2002

Abstract:

Methods and apparatus are provided for customizing the cosmetics used by a consumer. A consumer provides selection data and a cosmetic product formula is generated therefrom, base ingredients are then dispensed in accordance with the formula and a customized cosmetic product is delivered onto an intermediate surface for subsequent application. Further, a cartridge providing fluids to a customized cosmetic device is disclosed comprising one or more fluids, the fluids are stored in the cartridge, and one or more openings are provided for dispensing the fluids to a customized cosmetic product.

Priority: US2000-584567 Applic. Date: 2000-05-31

Inventor: DIRKSING ROBERT S [US]; ACHANTA SRINIVAS [US]


Patent No.: US6857432B2  Issued: 22/Feb/2005

Title: Cosmetics and marketing system

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/902265   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2001

Abstract:

A method involves making available a cosmetic product and a non-cosmetic product and offering one or more of the products for sale. The non-cosmetic product may have a visible portion including a first material chosen from fabric, facsimile of fabric, animal skin, and imitation animal skin. The cosmetic product may define at least one internal region configured to surround and contain at least one cosmetic composition. A visible portion of the cosmetic product may include a second material chosen from fabric, facsimile of fabric, animal skin, and imitation animal skin. The first material may have an appearance resembling an appearance of the second material.

Priority:

Inventor: DE LAFORCADE VINCENT [FR]


Patent No.: US6866710B2  Issued: 15/Mar/2005

Title: Inorganic spherical absorption pigments

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 10/736893   Filing Date: 17/Dec/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to inorganic spherical absorption pigments which have a bimodal particle-size distribution, at least one color-providing layer and a final SiO2 layer, and to the use thereof in paints, coatings, printing inks, security printing inks, plastics, ceramic materials, glasses, as tracers, in cosmetic formulations and for the preparation of pigment preparations and dry preparations.

Priority: DE20021059246 Applic. Date: 2002-12-17

Inventor: HEIDER LILIA [GB]; KNAPP MARTIN [DE]; LENZ GISELA [DE]; RICK NORBERT [DE]


Patent No.: US6869597B2  Issued: 22/Mar/2005

Title: Cosmetic care or makeup composition for a keratin material comprising at least one photoprotective agent and at least one ester comprising an aromatic group

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/138299   Filing Date: 06/May/2002

Abstract:

A cosmetic care or makeup composition for keratin materials comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least one photoprotective agent capable of screening out UV radiation and at least one ester comprising an aromatic group, which is liquid at room temperature, resulting from the esterification of an aromatic acid with at least one hydroxyl group chosen from pendent hydroxyl groups and terminal hydroxyl groups of hydroxylated aliphatic compounds, said hydroxylated aliphatic compounds being chosen from hydroxylated aliphatic acids and esters thereof. Use of the said ester comprising an aromatic group to improve the photoprotective power of compositions intended for protecting the skin and/or the lips and/or integuments against UV radiation.

Priority: FR20010006048 Applic. Date: 2001-05-04

Inventor: ARNAUD PASCAL [FR]


Patent No.: US6869599B2  Issued: 22/Mar/2005

Title: Cosmetic composition comprising a particle dispersion

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/195317   Filing Date: 16/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cosmetic makeup composition and/or care composition for the skin and the lips, comprising a dispersion, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, of particles comprising at least one at least partially external supple phase comprising at least one supple polymer having at least one glass transition temperature of less than or equal to 60 DEG C., and an at least partially internal rigid phase which is an amorphous material having a glass transition temperature of greater than 60 DEG C., the supple polymer being at least partially attached by chemical grafting onto the rigid phase. The invention also relates to the use of such a particle dispersion to improve the comfort and staying power of cosmetic compositions.

Priority: FR20010009497 Applic. Date: 2001-07-16; US20010306416P Applic. Date: 2001-07-20

Inventor: TOURNILHAC FLORENCE [FR]; TOUMI BEATRICE [FR]


Patent No.: US6878378B1  Issued: 12/Apr/2005

Title: External skin care composition

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/564549   Filing Date: 04/May/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to an external skin care composition comprising a ceramide production-accelerating agent and a film-forming polymer. The external skin care composition can enhance the barrier function of the skin and has an excellent skin roughness-improving effect.

Priority: JP19990128255 Applic. Date: 1999-05-10

Inventor: YAMAKI KAZUHIRO [JP]; SANO TOMOHIKO [JP]; HORI KIMIHIKO [JP]; TAKAGI YUTAKA [JP]; OHASHI YUKIHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6878754B2  Issued: 12/Apr/2005

Title: Heat-induced gelling foaming composition and foam obtained

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/070922   Filing Date: 13/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Heat-induced gelling foaming composition comprising an aqueous phase, said aqueous phase comprising a polymer comprising water-soluble units and units having in water a lower critical solution temperature LCST, the heat-induced demixing temperature by heating in aqueous solution of said units with an LCST being from 5 to 40 DEG C. for a concentration by mass in water of 1% of said units, and the concentration of said polymer in said composition being such that the gel point is in the range from 5 to 40 DEG C.Foam obtained from the said foaming composition.The compositions according to the invention are essentially compositions for topical application and especially cosmetic or dermatological compositions, for example make-up-removing compositions.

Priority: FR20010000485 Applic. Date: 2001-01-15; WO2002FR00123 Applic. Date: 2002-01-14

Inventor: L ALLORET FLORENCE [FR]


Patent No.: US6884289B2  Issued: 26/Apr/2005

Title: Colored pigments

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 10/128521   Filing Date: 24/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to colored pigments based on multicoated platelet-shaped substrates which are distinguished by the fact that they comprise (A) a coating having a refractive index of n>1.8 and a layer thickness of 20-500 nm, (B) a colorless coating having a refractive index of n<=1.8 and a layer thickness of 10-100 nm, (C) a colorless coating having a refractive index of n>1.8 and a layer thickness of 20-500 nm, (D) a covering of absorbent pigment particles having a particle size of 1-500 nm, and optionally (E) an outer protective layer, and to their use in paints, coatings, printing inks, plastics, ceramic materials, glasses, for laser marking, in cosmetic formulations and for the production of pigment preparations and dry preparations.

Priority: DE20011020179 Applic. Date: 2001-04-24

Inventor: SCHOEN SABINE [DE]; SCHMIDT CHRISTOPH [DE]


Patent No.: US6884425B2  Issued: 26/Apr/2005

Title: Cosmetic or dermatological composition comprising an association between a compound of the N-acylaminoamide family and at least one matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/179934   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A cosmetic or dermatological composition characterized in that it comprises an association between an elastase inhibitor compound of the N-acylaminoamide family and at least one metalloproteinase inhibiting compound.

Priority: FR20010008433 Applic. Date: 2001-06-26

Inventor: BRETON LIONEL [FR]; MAHE YANN [FR]


Patent No.: US6887494B2  Issued: 03/May/2005

Title: Pigments and extender pigments with enhanced skin adhesion for cosmetic preparations

Applicant/Assignee: US COSMETICS

Application No.: 09/850534   Filing Date: 07/May/2001

Abstract:

A composition and method for enhancing skin adhesion of cosmetics by using pigments and extender pigments for the cosmetics, which pigments and extender pigments are treated with at least one hydrophobidizing agent and/or hydrophobidizing/lipophobidizing agent and one or more high viscosity esters having a viscosity in excess of 30 cps. The present invention further comprises such coated pigments and extender pigments as well as cosmetics made therewith.

Priority: US1998-166108 Applic. Date: 1998-10-02

Inventor: KOBAYASHI MASARU [US]; ZAVADOSKI WILLIAM [US]; KALRIESS WILLIAM [US]; SMITH IAN [US]; KISHIDA SHIGERU [US]


Patent No.: US6890567B2  Issued: 10/May/2005

Title: Sensate composition imparting initial sensation upon contact

Applicant/Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (USA)

Application No.: 10/625074   Filing Date: 22/Jul/2003

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a sensate composition including at least one cooling sensate, warming sensate and tingling sensate. The tingling sensate is at least one of Jambu Oleoresin and Spilanthol. The present invention is further directed to a method of using the sensate composition in a food, pharmaceutical or personal care product.

Priority: US2000-498592 Applic. Date: 2000-02-04

Inventor: NAKATSU TETSUO [US]; MAZEIKO PETER J [US]; LUPO JR ANDREW T [US]; GREEN CARTER B [US]; MANLEY CHARLES H [US]; SPENCE DAVID J [US]; OHTA HIDEAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6899901B2  Issued: 31/May/2005

Title: Sensate composition imparting initial sensation upon contact

Applicant/Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (USA)

Application No.: 10/464149   Filing Date: 17/Jun/2003

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a sensate composition including at least one cooling sensate, warming sensate and tingling sensate. The tingling sensate is at least one of Jambu Oleoresin and Spilanthol. The present invention is further directed to a method of using the sensate composition in a food, pharmaceutical or personal care product.

Priority: US2000-498592 Applic. Date: 2000-02-04

Inventor: NAKATSU TETSUO [US]; MAZEIKO PETER J [US]; LUPO JR ANDREW T [US]; GREEN CARTER B [US]; MANLEY CHARLES H [US]; SPENCE DAVID J [US]; OHTA HIDEAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6902722B2  Issued: 07/Jun/2005

Title: Aqueous antisun/sunscreen compositions comprising amphiphilic 2-Acrylamidomethylpropanesulfonic acid polymers and water-soluble silicones

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/823669   Filing Date: 14/Apr/2004

Abstract:

Photoprotective compositions well suited for the photoprotection of the skin, lips and/or hair against the damaging effect of UV-radiation comprise at least one aqueous phase and at least one system for screening out UV-radiation, and which also contain: (a) at least one partially or totally neutralized, crosslinked or non-crosslinked amphiphilic polymer of 2-acrylamidomethylpropanesulfonic acid (AMPS), and (b) at least one water-soluble silicone comprising at least one terminal or pendent monovalent polyoxyalkylene group.

Priority: FR20030004650 Applic. Date: 2003-04-14; US20030468053P Applic. Date: 2003-05-06

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]; BOUTELET KARL [FR]; SEYLER NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6905674B2  Issued: 14/Jun/2005

Title: Aqueous photoprotective compositions comprising acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid polymers and 4,4-diarylbutadiene UV-A sunscreens

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/823670   Filing Date: 14/Apr/2004

Abstract:

Photoprotective compositions, e.g., oil-in-water or water-in-oil emulsions, well suited for the photoprotection of the skin, lips and/or hair against the damaging effects of UV-radiation, comprise at least one aqueous phase, at least one oily phase, at least one partially or completely neutralized, crosslinked or non-crosslinked water-soluble or water-dispersible acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid (AMPS) polymer and at least one UV radiation-screening system, said at least one screening system comprising at least one 4,4-diarylbutadiene UV-A-screening agent

Priority: US20030468089P Applic. Date: 2003-05-06; FR20030004647 Applic. Date: 2003-04-14

Inventor: L ALLORET FLORENCE [FR]


Patent No.: US6905695B1  Issued: 14/Jun/2005

Title: Solid composition and its uses, in particular its cosmetic uses

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/610320   Filing Date: 05/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a solid composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion. The aqueous phase represents at least 70% by weight with respect to the total weight of the composition. The composition contains at least one silicone emulsifier and at least 3% by weight of at least one wax with respect to the total weight of the composition.

Priority: FR19990009013 Applic. Date: 1999-07-12

Inventor: AFRIAT ISABELLE [FR]; BOULIER VIRGINIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6905696B2  Issued: 14/Jun/2005

Title: Alignment of enhancers in cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: COLOR ACCESS, INC

Application No.: 10/336903   Filing Date: 06/Jan/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a cosmetic or pharmaceutical composition for topical application to the keratinous surface which comprises a alignment agent for promoting the orderly arrangement of a feature enhancing component for enhancing the lengthening of the eyelashes and/or the covering of wrinkles on the skin surface. The feature enhancing component can be a fibrous component and can include a variety of types of fibers including wicking fibers, evaporating fibers, or a combination of both. The feature enhancing component can also be inert fillers such as platelet materials.

Priority:

Inventor: MAROTTA PAUL H [US]; CASTRO JOHN R [US]; ORR CARL C [US]; SUNG HELEN [US]; PETERS DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US6908621B2  Issued: 21/Jun/2005

Title: Color Cosmetic Compositions Containing Organic Oil and Silicone Mixture

Applicant/Assignee: REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/269758   Filing Date: 11/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A pigmented cosmetic composition comprising at least one silicone compatible organic oil and at least two silicones selected from the group consisting of. (A) Da (B) MDbD'cD''dM (C) MeTf (D) MgQh wherein a is 3-6 b is 1-1,000,000, preferably 1-50,000, more preferably 1-5,000 c is 0-1,000,000, preferably 0-50,000, more preferably 0-5,000 d is 0-1,000,000, preferably 0-50,000, more preferably 0-5,000 e is 1-1,000 f is 1-1,000 g is 1-1,000

and h is 1-1,000.

Priority: US1999-298895 Applic. Date: 1999-04-26

Inventor: JOSE NATIVIDAD [US]; URENECK ANN MARSHALL [US]


Patent No.: US6914075B2  Issued: 05/Jul/2005

Title: Cystine derivative and agent for suppressing activation of inflammatory factors

Applicant/Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC

Application No.: 10/632959   Filing Date: 04/Aug/2003

Abstract:

The present invention provides cystine derivatives, which may be in a free form, a salt form, a solvate form. The cystine derivatives of the present invention may be used to suppress activation of inflammatory factors. Accordingly, the present invention provides: compositions containing the cystine derivatives

a method for suppressing the activation of inflammatory factors by administering the composition

a method for preventing, ameliorating and/or therapeutically treating diseases, skin injuries or disorders involved in the activation of inflammatory factors by administering the composition

a method for preventing, delaying, ameliorating and/or therapeutically treating skin change via aging or aesthetically unfavorable skin change as induced or promoted by inflammatory factors by administering the composition

and pharmaceutical agents containing the cystine derivatives.

Priority: JP20010027367 Applic. Date: 2001-02-02; WO2002JP00222 Applic. Date: 2002-01-16

Inventor: NAKANO TAKASHI [JP]; KITAZAWA MANABU [JP]; IWASAKI KEIJI [JP]; SAKAMOTO KAZUTAMI [JP]


Patent No.: US6916492B2  Issued: 12/Jul/2005

Title: Natural nontoxic multicolor fluorescent protein dye from a marine invertebrate, compositions containing the said dye and its uses

Applicant/Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Application No.: 10/107335   Filing Date: 28/Mar/2002

Abstract:

The present invention discloses the process of extraction, purification and characterization of a natural eco-friendly nontoxic cell permeant multiple fluorescent protein dye from a non bioluminescent marine echinoderm Holothuria scabra, compositions containing the dye and various applications of the dye.

Priority: US2001-820654 Applic. Date: 2001-03-30

Inventor: GOSWAMI USHA [IN]; GANGULY ANUTOSH [IN]


Patent No.: US6916910B2  Issued: 12/Jul/2005

Title: Method and process for the production of collagen preparations from invertebrate marine animals and compositions thereof

Applicant/Assignee: BIOSCIENCE CONSULTANTS

Application No.: 09/999262   Filing Date: 28/Nov/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a process for the production of marine invertebrate type V telopeptide containing collagen preparations from marine invertebrates, compositions containing preparations, and methods of using these preparations. The collagen preparation includes telopeptide containing and optionally invertebrate atelopeptide containing, type V fibrillar collagen. The present collagen preparations may be employed in a variety of products including for example, cosmetic, pharmacological, dental, and cell culture products.

Priority: US1997-959272 Applic. Date: 1997-10-28; US1995-405979 Applic. Date: 1995-03-17

Inventor: WOLFINBARGER JR LLOYD [US]


Patent No.: US6932984B1  Issued: 23/Aug/2005

Title: Method of microencapsulation

Applicant/Assignee: TAGRA BIOTECHNOLOGIES LTD

Application No.: 10/130529   Filing Date: 30/Sep/2002

Abstract:

A method for microencapsulation of substances is provided. The substance(s) is/are dissolved or dispersed in an organic solvent of the kind that is partially miscible in water media. This organic solution is then mixed with an aqueous solution, which is saturated with an organic solvent and an emulsifier to form an emulsion. The emulsion is then poured into water under continuous agitation for the extraction of residual solvent. The formation of the solid capsules takes place during this extraction process. The capsules are undergone to further purification, whereby the microcapsules can be separated from the water and dried. By conditions of incubation of microcapsules in water-containing formulations the wall-softening process takes place. The unique system for controlled releasing the ingredients from microcapsules is based on the above-mentioned process.

Priority: GB19990027202 Applic. Date: 1999-11-17; WO2000IL00759 Applic. Date: 2000-11-16

Inventor: BABTSOV VLADIMIR [IL]; SHAPIRO YURY [IL]; KVITNITSKY EMMA [IL]


Patent No.: US6936735B2  Issued: 30/Aug/2005

Title: Photostable cationic organic sunscreen compounds and compositions obtained therefrom

Applicant/Assignee: EMD CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/227943   Filing Date: 27/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Compounds of Formula I: wherein R, R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen or linear or branched C1 to C10 alkyl, or linear or branched C1 to C10 alkoxy

R3 is selected from the group consisting of COCH3, CO2R7, CONH2, CON(R8)2, CN, COX(CH2)n-N-(R4)(R5)(R6), and the quaternized salt form of the formula COX(CH2)n-N-(R4)(R5)(R6)<+>Y<->

X is O or NH

n is an integer of 1 to 5

Y is an anion

R4, R5 and R6 are independently linear or branched C1 to C30 alkyl

and R7 and R8 are independently hydrogen or linear or branched C1-C30 alkyl. Sunscreen formulations containing compounds of Formula I, and methods for protecting hair, skin and substrates such as polymers, textiles, fabrics, leathers and paints using the compounds herein.

Priority:

Inventor: CHAUDHURI RATAN K [US]


Patent No.: US6942878B2  Issued: 13/Sep/2005

Title: Cosmetic composition

Applicant/Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K

Application No.: 10/363664   Filing Date: 05/Mar/2003

Abstract:

To provide a cosmetic composition having excellent ultraviolet protection against both UVB and UVA, causing neither unpleasant whitening to the applied skin nor skin irritation, and ensuring good feeling on use and high safety and high stability without causing decomposition of the ingredients blended in the cosmetic material, such as organic ultraviolet absorber.

A cosmetic composition obtained by using fine particulate titanium oxide and fine particulate zinc oxide each surface-treated with silica, alumina or alumina/silica and having a primary particle size of 0.01 to 0.2 mum in combination and blending titanium oxide and zinc oxide at a mass ratio of 1:4 to 2:3, wherein SPF is maintained as compared with the case where the mass ratio of titanium oxide to zinc oxide is 1:0, and when applied to a thickness of 10 mum, the whiteness W value measured using the CIE color specification system is 20 or less.

Priority: JP20000274463 Applic. Date: 2000-09-11; US20010275466P Applic. Date: 2001-03-14; WO2001JP07825 Applic. Date: 2001-09-10

Inventor: ISHII NOBUAKI [JP]; WADA KOUICHI [JP]; FUTAMI JUNKO [JP]; TAKAMA MICHIHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6946123B2  Issued: 20/Sep/2005

Title: Film-forming cosmetic composition

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/984306   Filing Date: 29/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to methods for the make-up to and care of a keratinous material comprising applying to a keratinous material a composition comprising an aqueous microdispersion of particles of at least one wax and an aqueous dispersion of particles of at least one film-forming polymer. The composition makes it possible to obtain a film which may be resistant to cold water and may be removed as make-up with hot water. The invention also relates to a mascara comprising an aqueous microdispersion of particles of at least one wax and an aqueous dispersion of particles of at least one film-forming polymer wherein the particles of at least one film-forming polymer have a mean particle size of at least 10 nm and further wherein the at least one film-forming polymer is not a coloring polymer and methods for application of the mascara.

Priority: FR20000013876 Applic. Date: 2000-10-27

Inventor: DE LA POTERIE VALERIE [FR]; COLLIN NATHALIE [FR]; PIOT BERTRAND [FR]


Patent No.: US6946147B2  Issued: 20/Sep/2005

Title: Method of using optically-activated particles in cosmetic preparations

Applicant/Assignee: LIZO CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/385140   Filing Date: 10/Mar/2003

Abstract:

Optically-activated particles for use in cosmetic preparations. The optically-activated particles include a plurality of substrate particles selected from the group consisting of nylons, acrylics, polyesters, other plastic polymers, natural materials, regenerated cellulose, metals and minerals

an optical brightener chemically bonded to each of the plurality of substrate particles to form integral units in the form of optically-activated particles for diffusing light to reduce the visual perception of skin imperfections, including cellulite, shadows, skin discolorations, and wrinkles

and each of the optically-activated particles are encapsulated with a UV transparent coating to increase the diffusion light to further reduce the visual perception of the skin imperfections. The encapsulated optically-activated particles are able to absorb ultraviolet radiation and emit visible light

and the encapsulated optically-activated particles are able to both scatter and absorb light in a diffuse manner in order to reduce the visual perception of skin imperfections, including cellulite, wrinkles, shadows, and skin discolorations, when the optically-activated particles are applied to the skin surface. The encapsulated optically-activated particles are used in the making of cosmetic preparations such as skin lotions, creams, shampoos, body and skin rinses, bath gels, soaps, hair conditioners, color conditioners and rinses, hair color solutions, foundation powders (compressed or loose), tooth pastes, oral rinses, and any acceptable cosmetic vehicle or medium.

Priority: US2002-095669 Applic. Date: 2002-03-12; US2001-872648 Applic. Date: 2001-06-01

Inventor: VICTOR BRUCE H [US]


Patent No.: US6946518B2  Issued: 20/Sep/2005

Title: Composition comprising at least one first semi-crystalline polymer and at least one second film-forming polymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/138325   Filing Date: 06/May/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least one first semi-crystalline polymer having a melting point of greater than or equal to 30 DEG C., and at least one second film-forming polymer capable of forming a hydrophobic film at room temperature. The composition makes it possible to obtain a film that is more resistant to removal by cold water than to removal by warm water. The composition can be applied to the making up and care of keratin materials.

Priority: FR20010006042 Applic. Date: 2001-05-04

Inventor: DE LA POTERIE VALERIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6949504B2  Issued: 27/Sep/2005

Title: Composition comprising at least one liquid fatty phase structured by at least one semi-crystalline polymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/138327   Filing Date: 06/May/2002

Abstract:

A composition comprising at least one liquid fatty phase structured by at least one semi-crystalline polymer having a low melting point and an organic structure, wherein said polymer is solid at ambient temperature, has a melting temperature of less than 50 DEG C., and comprises a) a polymer backbone and b) at least one crystallizable organic side chain and/or one crystallizable organic block that forms part of the polymer backbone of said polymer, wherein said polymer has a number-average molecular mass of greater than 2000, and wherein the liquid fatty phase and the polymer form a physiologically acceptable medium. This composition is provided in the form of a stick, for example, which deposits, on keratinous substances such as the lips, a glossy, nonsticky and covering film.

Priority: FR20010006047 Applic. Date: 2001-05-04; US20010294978P Applic. Date: 2001-06-04

Inventor: MONDET JEAN [FR]; FERRARI VERONIQUE [FR]


Patent No.: US6955803B2  Issued: 18/Oct/2005

Title: Photoprotective compositions comprising sulfonic/hydrophobic amphiphilic polymers

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL, S.A L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/616947   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2003

Abstract:

Photoprotective cosmetic/dermatological compositions well suited for the UV-photoprotection of human skin and/or hair, comprise (a) at least one organic UV-screening agent and (b) an SPF-improving amount of at least one amphiphilic polymerizate of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer which comprises a sulfonic group, whether in the free acid or in partially or totally neutralized state, and which amphiphilic polymerizate also comprises at least one hydrophobic moiety.

Priority: FR20010000334 Applic. Date: 2001-01-11; WO2002FR00030 Applic. Date: 2002-01-04

Inventor: BOUTELET KARL [FR]; CANDAU DIDIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6958148B1  Issued: 25/Oct/2005

Title: Linkage of agents to body tissue using microparticles and transglutaminase

Applicant/Assignee: PERICOR SCIENCE, INC

Application No.: 09/620783   Filing Date: 21/Jul/2000

Abstract:

Methods, products and kits are provided for attaching agents to a body tissue surface via microparticles using endogenous or exogenous transglutaminase. The microparticles have surface available transglutaminase substrate reactive groups. In an embodiment, the groups are part of a polymer containing at least two contiguous linked lysines or at least three contiguous linked glutamines.

Priority: US1999-359920 Applic. Date: 1999-07-22; US1999-234358 Applic. Date: 1999-01-20; US19980071908P Applic. Date: 1998-01-20

Inventor: GREEN HOWARD [US]; COMPTON BRUCE J [US]; COREY GEORGE D [US]; DJIAN PHILIPPE [FR]


Patent No.: US6958155B2  Issued: 25/Oct/2005

Title: Cosmetic compositions comprising at least one polysiloxane based polyamide

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/166762   Filing Date: 12/Jun/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a physiologically acceptable composition, especially a cosmetic composition, comprising at least one volatile solvent and a liquid fatty phase comprising at least one structuring polymer, said structuring polymer (homopolymer or copolymer) having an average molecular weight of from 500 to 500,000 and comprising at least one moiety which comprises: at least one polyorganosiloxane group consisting of 1 to 1000 organosiloxane units in the chain of the moiety or in the form of graft and at least two groups capable of establishing hydrogen interactions, the polymer being solid at room temperature and soluble in the liquid fatty phase at a temperature of from 25 to 250 DEG C.

Priority:

Inventor: LU SHAOXIANG [US]; YU WEI [US]; BLIN XAVIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6962712B2  Issued: 08/Nov/2005

Title: Cosmetic or dermatological composition comprising of a combination of an elastase inhibitor of the N-acylaminoamide family and at least one antifungal agent or at least one antibacterial agent

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/179983   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2002

Abstract:

Cosmetic or dermatological composition characterized in that it comprises a combination of an elastase inhibitor of the N-acylaminoamide family and at least one antifungal agent or at least one antibacterial agent.

Priority: FR20010008432 Applic. Date: 2001-06-26

Inventor: BRETON LIONEL [FR]; MAHE YANN [FR]


Patent No.: US6964773B1  Issued: 15/Nov/2005

Title: Transfer resistant anhydrous cosmetic composition

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/717204   Filing Date: 22/Nov/2000

Abstract:

A composition with transfer resistance and/or waterproof properties comprising at least one linear dimethicone

and at least one block copolymer film former chosen from tri-block copolymer film formers, multi-block copolymer film formers and radial block copolymer film formers. The invention also provides for a cosmetic powder delivery system and a method of delivering a powder composition to a keratinous substance.

Priority:

Inventor: MORRISON SAM B [US]


Patent No.: US6967024B2  Issued: 22/Nov/2005

Title: Long wearing composition for making up eyes, skin, and lips

Applicant/Assignee: REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/703249   Filing Date: 10/Nov/2003

Abstract:

A composition for making up the eyes and skin comprised of a liquid carrier containing at least one film forming polymer, and dispersed therein at least one organic pigment forming the main color component of the composition as well as a method for improving the wear of cosmetic compositions for making up eyes and skin comprising formulating said products with one or more organic pigments in an amount sufficient to improve the wear of the cosmetic composition.

Priority: US2001-860749 Applic. Date: 2001-05-18

Inventor: SCANCARELLA NEIL D [US]; MANELSKI JEAN MARIE [US]; RUSS JULIO GANS [US]


Patent No.: US6974799B2  Issued: 13/Dec/2005

Title: Compositions containing mixtures of tetrapeptides and tripeptides

Applicant/Assignee: SEDERMA S.A.S

Application No.: 10/731921   Filing Date: 10/Dec/2003

Abstract:

Pharmaceutical, personal care and cosmetic compositions containing a tripeptide and a tetrapeptide are useful for treating visible signs of aging including wrinkles, stretch marks and dark circles.

Priority: WO2003EP14019 Applic. Date: 2003-11-17

Inventor: LINTNER KARL [FR]


Patent No.: US6981814B2  Issued: 03/Jan/2006

Title: Container for storing and dispensing flowable products

Applicant/Assignee: REDLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/238671   Filing Date: 10/Sep/2002

Abstract:

A container for storing and dispensing flowable products comprising a receptacle for storing the flowable product, and a combination closure and applicator integral with the receptacle, where the closure is operable to open and close the receptacle and the applicator to apply the product directly to the desired surface

and a method for applying the cosmetic compositions to the desired surface using the container.

Priority:

Inventor: GEARDINO GLENN ROBERT [US]; PATEL MANHARBHAI KANTIBHAI [US]; HUTTON BARRY [GB]; CORCORAN MICHAEL [GB]; HERON WILLIAM [GB]; VENA LOU ANN CHRISTINE [US]; MICZEWSKI MELISSA JAMIE [US]; MOORE MAXINE GAYLE [US]


Patent No.: US6983542B2  Issued: 10/Jan/2006

Title: Metallized cutlery and tableware

Applicant/Assignee: WADDINGTON NORTH AMERICA, INC

Application No.: 10/228147   Filing Date: 26/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A plastic cutlery item, fabricated primarily from a plastic material, such as polystyrene, having a metallic coating that imparts to this cutlery item the appearance of metal cutlery or silverware. The plastic cutlery or tableware items are molded using traditional injection molding techniques, and subjected to a vacuum metallizing process in an individualized non-contiguous manner, where a thin metallic layer is deposited on at least one of their surfaces. The resultant items simulate the appearance of solid metal cutlery or tableware. In the most preferred embodiment of the invention the plastic cutlery or tableware items are molded from a light-transmitting grade of Polystyrene resin and are coated with a thin stainless steel layer through vacuum sputtering deposition on only one of the surfaces.

Priority: US20010314677P Applic. Date: 2001-08-24

Inventor: MITHAL ASHISH K [US]; GORDON DAVID [US]; CHAN RAYMOND [US]; ELLSWORTH THOMAS E [US]; GALLOP WILLIAM A [US]


Patent No.: US6989150B1  Issued: 24/Jan/2006

Title: Cosmetic preparation of active substances with a synergistically increased radical protection factor

Applicant/Assignee: COTY B.V

Application No.: 10/049770   Filing Date: 19/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The inventive cosmetic preparation of active substances, as such as well as in combination with other active substances, protects the skin against free radical aggression in a particularly effective manner. The preparation consists of a bark extract of quebracho blanco which contains at least 90 wt. % of proanthocyanidine oligomers, a silkworm extract which contains the peptide cecropine, amino acids and a vitamin mixture, a non-ionic, cationic or anionic hydro-gel, phopholipids, a yeast disintegration product and cyclodextrines. The inventive preparation can contain additional active substances such as plant extracts of acerola, sea weed, citrus, bitter orange, cherry, papaya, tea, coffee beans, skin tree and angelica. The preparations have synergistically increased radical protection factors of up to 10,000. Cosmetic compositions containing said preparations have radical protection factors of between 40 and 400 according to the portion of the preparation.

Priority: WO1999DE03295 Applic. Date: 1999-10-08

Inventor: GOLZ-BERNER KARIN [DE]; ZASTROW LEONHARD [DE]


Patent No.: US6991782B2  Issued: 31/Jan/2006

Title: Cosmetic compositions comprising at least one polymethylsilsesquioxane film former

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/883229   Filing Date: 19/Jun/2001

Abstract:

Compositions comprising at least one polymethylsilsesquioxane film former and at least one film former different from said at least one polymethylsilsesquioxane film former, wherein said at least one polymethylsilsesquioxane film former is present in an amount effective to provide at least one property chosen from long wear and transfer resistance.

Priority: US20000212640P Applic. Date: 2000-06-19

Inventor: KANJI MOHAMED [US]; ORR CARL [US]; ROBERT VALERIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6994844B2  Issued: 07/Feb/2006

Title: Photostable UV-screening compositions comprising dibenzoylmethane/diarylbutadiene compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/463326   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2003

Abstract:

Topically applicable, photostable cosmetic/dermatological UV-screening compositions comprise (a) at least one photolabile UV-screening dibenzoylmethane compound and (b) a dibenzoylmethane photostabilizing amount of at least one 4,4-diarylbutadiene compound, formulated into a topically applicable, cosmetically/dermatologically acceptable support therefor

the weight ratio of the 4,4-diarylbutadiene compound(s) to the diarylbutadiene compound(s) is characteristically greater than 2.5 and the subject compositions are advantageously devoid of any cinnamate sunscreen.

Priority: FR20000016518 Applic. Date: 2000-12-18; WO2001FR03635 Applic. Date: 2001-11-20

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6994846B2  Issued: 07/Feb/2006

Title: Composition for cosmetic or dermatological use containing a triblock polymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/197555   Filing Date: 18/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The present patent application relates to a cosmetic and/or dermatological composition comprising at least one aqueous phase including at least one water-soluble or water-dispersible polymer, of triblock structure B-A-B in which A is an ionic water-soluble polymer block and B is a hydrophobic polymer block, the amount of polymer block A being greater than or equal to 50% of the total weight of the triblock polymer.

Priority: FR20010009614 Applic. Date: 2001-07-18

Inventor: L ALLORET FLORENCE [FR]


Patent No.: US6994863B2  Issued: 07/Feb/2006

Title: Pharmaceutical and cosmetic carrier and composition for topical application

Applicant/Assignee: FOAMIX LTD

Application No.: 10/392071   Filing Date: 19/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A pharmaceutical or cosmetic carrier or composition for topical application characterized by rheological properties which render the carrier or composition semi-solid at rest and a liquid upon application of shear forces thereto. The composition or carrier are prepared by mixing 1-25 percent of a solidifying agent and 75-99 percent of a hydrophobic solvent, by weight, wherein at least one of them has therapeutic or cosmetic benefits, in the presence or absence of a biologically active substance.

Priority: US2000-653267 Applic. Date: 2000-08-31; US20000216162P Applic. Date: 2000-07-03; WO2001IL00025 Applic. Date: 2001-01-10; IL20000133968 Applic. Date: 2000-01-10; IL20000133969 Applic. Date: 2000-01-10; IL20000137051 Applic. Date: 2000-06-27; IL20000137052 Applic. Date: 2000-06-27; IL20020150644 Applic. Date: 2002-07-17; US2000-526509 Applic. Date: 2000-03-16

Inventor: EINI MEIR [IL]; TAMARKIN DOV [IL]


Patent No.: US6998129B2  Issued: 14/Feb/2006

Title: Cosmetic or dermatological composition comprising an association between an elastase inhibitor compound of the N-acylaminoamide family and at least one anti-inflammatory compound

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/179955   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A cosmetic or dermatological composition characterized in that it comprises an association between an elastase inhibitor compound of the N-acylaminoamide family and at least one anti-inflammatory compound.

Priority: FR20010008434 Applic. Date: 2001-06-26

Inventor: BRETON LIONEL [FR]; MAHE YANN [FR]


Patent No.: US7001924B2  Issued: 21/Feb/2006

Title: Inhibitors of RNase P proteins as antibacterial compounds

Applicant/Assignee: MESSAGE PHARMACEUTICALS

Application No.: 10/252945   Filing Date: 23/Sep/2002

Abstract:

The present invention features compounds useful for inhibiting RNase P activity. These compounds can be used as therapeutics for treating or preventing a variety of bacterial infections. The compounds belong to several classes including mono- and bis-guanylhydrazones, guanylhydrazone mimetics, and benzothiazolium compounds. Exemplary compounds are compounds of formul

Priority: US20010323853P Applic. Date: 2001-09-21

Inventor: GIORDANO TONY [US]; STURGESS MICHAEL A [US]; RAO SAMALA J [US]


Patent No.: US7001971B2  Issued: 21/Feb/2006

Title: Polyhydric alcohol-modified silicone and cosmetic material containing same

Applicant/Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/388229   Filing Date: 14/Mar/2003

Abstract:

The present invention generally relates to a polyhydric alcohol-modified silicone having the formula

Priority: JP20000374342 Applic. Date: 2000-12-08; US2001-005672 Applic. Date: 2001-12-07

Inventor: NAKANISHI TETSUO [JP]


Patent No.: US7005134B2  Issued: 28/Feb/2006

Title: Cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/800185   Filing Date: 12/Mar/2004

Abstract:

A cosmetic composition having improved transfer resistance compris

Priority: US2003-353222 Applic. Date: 2003-01-28; US2002-178993 Applic. Date: 2002-06-25; US1999-334844 Applic. Date: 1999-06-16; US1997-933807 Applic. Date: 1997-09-19; US1996-599400 Applic. Date: 1996-01-05; US1994-328992 Applic. Date: 1994-10-25

Inventor: BRIEVA HERNANDO [US]; RUSS JULIO GANS [US]; SANDEWICZ IDA MARIE [US]


Patent No.: US7008935B2  Issued: 07/Mar/2006

Title: Amine, amide, sulphonamide and carbamate derivatives of benzalmalonic salts and photoprotective cosmetic compositions comprised thereof

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/787759   Filing Date: 27/Feb/2004

Abstract:

Stable, topically applicable cosmetic/dermatological sunscreen compositions, well suited for the UV-photoprotection of human skin/keratinous materials, contain a thus effective amount of at least one novel amine, amide, sulphonamide or carbamate substituted benzalmalonic salt compound.

Priority: US20030483652P Applic. Date: 2003-07-01; FR20030002561 Applic. Date: 2003-03-03

Inventor: RICHARD HERVE [FR]; LUPPI BERNADETTE [FR]


Patent No.: US7011821B2  Issued: 14/Mar/2006

Title: Cosmetic films

Applicant/Assignee: COTY, INC

Application No.: 10/289147   Filing Date: 06/Nov/2002

Abstract:

The present invention includes a cosmetic film. The film includes butylphthalimide isopropylphthalimide, one or more primary film forming polymers and one or more secondary film forming resins.

Priority: US2002-152314 Applic. Date: 2002-05-20; US20010292424P Applic. Date: 2001-05-21

Inventor: AMATO STEVEN W [US]; HOYTE WAYNE M [US]; NARANJO ALEXANDER [US]; PATEL SHIRISH [US]; BARONE SALVATORE [US]


Patent No.: US7018625B2  Issued: 28/Mar/2006

Title: Personal care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ISP INVESTMENTS INC

Application No.: 10/722787   Filing Date: 26/Nov/2003

Abstract:

Personal care compositions, particularly hair care products, include a polymer mixture made from (A) a derivatized polymer of maleic anhydride having defined repeat units of a monomer (e.g. alpha-olefin) maleic anhydride alkyl half-ester or full acid, maleamic acid and maleimide, and (B) a compound or polymer having a carboxylic acid functionality. These compositions exhibit excellent high humidity curl retention properties, as well as an advantageous blend of toughness and cohesiveness, and a strong affinity to natural fibers such as keratin-based fibers, e.g. hair, skin, or textiles, such as cotton or wool

and they are also water-soluble and water-resistant.

Priority: US20030449248P Applic. Date: 2003-02-20

Inventor: ULMER HERBERT [NL]; GILLECE TIMOTHY [US]; KATIRGIS JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US7022331B2  Issued: 04/Apr/2006

Title: Thermochromic/photochromic cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/843219   Filing Date: 26/Apr/2001

Abstract:

Novel thermochromic and/or photochromic compositions are described. The thermochromic compositions include a thermoset resin, fatty substance, water, and dye, while photochromic compositions include a benzene derivative and a binder, such as silica gel. When mixed, the ingredients of the thermochromic and photochromic compositions form chromic cells with an outer shell comprised of either the thermoset resin (in the case of thermochromic compositions) or potassium nitrate (in the case of photochromic compositions). When the chromic compositions are exposed to either a heat or light stimulus, the chromic cells compress to causing the dye within the cells to no longer be visible, thereby creating a color-changing effect.

Priority:

Inventor: THEISEN LYLE [US]


Patent No.: US7023552B2  Issued: 04/Apr/2006

Title: Process for making a colored make-up cosmetic composition with controlled transmittance

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/203374   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a process for the manufacture of a colored make-up cosmetic composition which makes it possible to produce a transparent or translucent colored coat on the skin, lips or superficial body growths, comprising the following successive steps: (1) selecting a cosmetically acceptable base having bulk opaqueness, translucency or transparency, (2) preparing at least one series of samples of this cosmetic base, each series comprising increasing amounts of a coloring agent dissolved or dispersed in the cosmetically acceptable base, (3) spreading each of the samples of the one or more series over a transparent slide having a recess with a depth of 10 mum, (4) measuring, for each of the samples of the one or more series, the transmission of the layer thus formed at the wavelength corresponding to the maximum of one of the absorption or scattering peaks (lambdamax)

of the coloring agent, (5) drawing a calibration curve by plotting the values of the transmission at lambdamax as a function of the concentration of the coloring agent, (6) selecting, from the calibration curve thus obtained, a concentration of the coloring agent corresponding to a transmission at lambdamax of between 20% and 80%, and (7) incorporating at least one coloring agent from at least one series, at the concentration selected in step (6), in a cosmetic base in the liquid state identical to or different from that used in step (1), and to the cosmetic compositions obtained according to this process.

Priority: FR20000016180 Applic. Date: 2000-12-12; WO2001FR03938 Applic. Date: 2001-12-11

Inventor: SIMON JEAN-CHRISTOPHE [FR]; JAGER-LEZER NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US7025966B2  Issued: 11/Apr/2006

Title: Compositions of marine botanicals to provide nutrition to aging and environmentally damaged skin

Applicant/Assignee: MARY KAY INC

Application No.: 10/751684   Filing Date: 05/Jan/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to methods and compositions comprising marine botanicals for treating aged, mature, nutritionally-compromised, or environmentally-damaged skin. These methods and compositions provide improvements in the skin's visual appearance, physiological functions, clinical properties, and biophysical properties.

Priority: US20030527568P Applic. Date: 2003-12-05

Inventor: MAJMUDAR GOPA [US]


Patent No.: US7028869B2  Issued: 18/Apr/2006

Title: Device and method for packaging at least one product and method for mixing at least two products

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/617692   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A device for packaging at least one product may include at least one compartment for containing at least one product, at least one passage, and at least one component. The at least one component may be at least partially elastically compressible and disposed in the at least one passage. The device may further include a pressurization portion configured to generate, in response to a manual activation, a fluid pressurization applied to the at least one component. The device may be configured so that the fluid pressurization is applied to the at least one component in at least two opposing directions so as to cause a reduction in volume of the at least one component and at least partial opening of the passage.

Priority: FR20020008915 Applic. Date: 2002-07-15; FR20020014830 Applic. Date: 2002-11-26; US20020397659P Applic. Date: 2002-07-23

Inventor: DE LAFORCADE VINCENT [FR]


Patent No.: US7029662B2  Issued: 18/Apr/2006

Title: Mascara comprising solid particles

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/195419   Filing Date: 16/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A composition for coating keratinous fibers, such as eyelashes or hair, comprising a wax-in-water dispersion comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, a nonvolatile fraction comprising: at least one polymer capable of adhering to the keratinous fibers, particles which are solid at 25 DEG C. of a wax chosen from waxes having a melting point of less than 77 DEG C. and a hardness greater than or equal to 6.5 MPa. The solid particles are present in the composition in an amount such that the volume fraction of the solid particles of wax is greater than or equal to 50% of the total volume of the nonvolatile fraction of the composition. The composition can make it possible to obtain good curling of keratinous fibers, such as eyelashes.

Priority: FR20010009505 Applic. Date: 2001-07-16; US20010306442P Applic. Date: 2001-07-20

Inventor: AUGUSTE FREDERIC [FR]; TOURNILHAC FLORENCE [FR]


Patent No.: US7030985B2  Issued: 18/Apr/2006

Title: Colored transparent or translucent cosmetic composition

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/203375   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a transparent or translucent colored cosmetic composition for making up the skin, lips and superficial body growths comprising a transparent or translucent cosmetic base and at least one coloring agent in an amount such that the transmission of a 10 mum layer of the final composition, measured at the wavelength of the maximum of one of the absorption peaks of the coloring agent, is between 20% and 80%.

Priority: FR20000016178 Applic. Date: 2000-12-12; WO2001FR03937 Applic. Date: 2001-12-11

Inventor: JAGER-LEZER NATHALIE [FR]; SIMON JEAN-CHRISTOPHE [FR]


Patent No.: US7041278B2  Issued: 09/May/2006

Title: Cosmetic compositions with improved thermal stability and wear

Applicant/Assignee: COTY INC

Application No.: 10/210397   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2002

Abstract:

Anhydrous cosmetic compositions comprising hydrolyzed jojoba ester with increased short- and long-term thermal stability are disclosed. The compositions exhibit increased thermal stability of at least about 1 DEG C., preferably at least about 5 DEG C., and most preferably, at least about 10 DEG C., and optimally at least about 15 DEG C. The compositions provide excellent aesthetic and long-wear properties and are resistant to liquid syneresis and are useful in cosmetic and personal care formulations.

Priority:

Inventor: BARONE SALVATORE J [US]; MCGARVEY ELLEN M [US]; VELTRY LOUIS J [US]


Patent No.: US7041345B2  Issued: 09/May/2006

Title: Chiral compounds III

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 10/332807   Filing Date: 13/Jan/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to chiral compounds of formula (I) wherein Y<1>, Y<2>, Y<3>, Y<4>, X<1>, X<2>, X<3 >and X<4 >have the meaning given in claim 1, to liquid crystalline mixtures comprising at least one chiral compound of formula (I), to chiral linear or crosslinked liquid crystalline polymers obtainable by polymerizing a polymerizable mixture comprising at least one chiral compound of formula (I), to the use of chiral compounds of formula (I) and mixtures and polymers obtained thereof in liquid crystal displays, active and passive optical elements, adhesives, synthetic resins with anisotropic mechanical properties, cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions, diagnostics, liquid crystal pigments, for decorative and security applications, nonlinear optics, optical information storage or as chiral dopants,

and to a liquid crystal display comprising a mixture comprising at least one chiral compound of formula (I)

Priority: EP20000115249 Applic. Date: 2000-07-13; WO2001EP07218 Applic. Date: 2001-06-25

Inventor: KIRSCH PEER [DE]; TANGERBECK ANDREAS [DE]; PAULUTH DETLEF [DE]; KRAUSE JOACHIM [DE]; HECKMEIER MICHAEL [DE]; TARUMI KAZUAKI [DE]


Patent No.: US7044987B2  Issued: 16/May/2006

Title: 6-alkoxy-2,3-diaminopyridine couplers in which the amino radical in position 2 is a monosubstituted amino radical, and use of these couplers for dyeing keratin fibres

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/678634   Filing Date: 06/Oct/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to a dye composition that is useful for dyeing keratin fibres, containing at least one oxidation base and at least one coupler of the 6-alkoxy-2,3-diaminopyridine type in which the amino radical in position 2 is a monosubstituted amino radical, to the use of this composition for dyeing keratin fibres and to the dyeing process using this composition. The invention also relates to novel 6-alkoxy-2,3-diaminopyridine compounds that are useful as couplers.

Priority: FR20020012354 Applic. Date: 2002-10-04; US20020431753P Applic. Date: 2002-12-09

Inventor: VIDAL LAURENT [FR]; FADLI AZIZ [FR]


Patent No.: US7045120B2  Issued: 16/May/2006

Title: Photoprotective/cosmetic compositions comprising sulfonic/hydrophobic amphiphilic polymers

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/617092   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2003

Abstract:

Photoprotective cosmetic/dermatological compositions well suited for the UV-photoprotection of human skin and/or hair, comprise (a) particulates of at least one insoluble mineral and/or organic UV-screening agent having a particle size ranging from 5 nm to 5 mum and (b) a stabilizing amount of at least one amphiphilic polymerizate of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer which comprises a sulfonic group, whether in the free acid or in partially or totally neutralized state, and which amphiphilic polymerizate also comprises at least one hydrophobic moiety.

Priority: FR20010000387 Applic. Date: 2001-01-11; WO2002FR00028 Applic. Date: 2002-01-04

Inventor: BOUTELET KARL [FR]; CANDAU DIDIER [FR]


Patent No.: US7049300B2  Issued: 23/May/2006

Title: C-glycoside compounds for stimulating the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/463323   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2003

Abstract:

C-glycoside compounds are suited for stimulating the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans containing a D-glucosamine and/or N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residue, advantageously hyaluronic acid, and/or proteoglycans, advantageously proteoglycans containing hyaluronic acid, by fibroblasts and/or keratinocytes.

Priority: FR20000016997 Applic. Date: 2000-12-22; WO2001FR04166 Applic. Date: 2001-12-21

Inventor: DALKO MARIA [FR]; BRETON LIONEL [FR]


Patent No.: US7052681B2  Issued: 30/May/2006

Title: Cosmetic composition containing a polymer and a fluoro oil

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/047987   Filing Date: 17/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a physiologically acceptable composition, especially a cosmetic composition, comprising at least one liquid fatty phase which comprises at least one fluoro oil, wherein the at least one liquid fatty phase is structured with at least one structuring polymer chosen from polyamide polymers of formula (I).

Priority: FR20010000621 Applic. Date: 2001-01-17; US20010294980P Applic. Date: 2001-06-04

Inventor: FERRARI VERONIQUE [FR]


Patent No.: US7053068B2  Issued: 30/May/2006

Title: Chitosan-thio-amidine conjugates and their cosmetic as well as pharmaceutic use

Applicant/Assignee: MUCOBIOMER BIOTECHNOLOGISCHE FORSCHUNGS- UND ENTWICKLUNGS GESMBH

Application No.: 10/487721   Filing Date: 27/Feb/2004

Abstract:

By the reaction of chitosan with iminothiolactones such as 2-iminothiolane, thiol groups can be covalently immobilized on the polymer. The resulting chitosan derivatives exhibit thiol groups which are capable of forming inter- and intramolecular disulfide bonds. Because of this crosslinking process the viscosity of polymer solutions is strongly improved. Moreover, the cationic character of the polymer is strongly improved. Preferred applications of these novel chitosan derivatives are their cosmetic and pharmaceutical use

Priority: AT20010001384 Applic. Date: 2001-08-31; WO2002EP06250 Applic. Date: 2002-06-07

Inventor: PRINZ MARTIN [AT]


Patent No.: US7060107B2  Issued: 13/Jun/2006

Title: Compositions for oxidation dyeing keratin fibers comprising at least two particular quaternary polyammoniums and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/750717   Filing Date: 02/Jan/2001

Abstract:

Compositions for oxidation dyeing keratin fibers, such as human keratin fibers like hair, comprising, in a dyeing medium, (1) at least one oxidation dye, and (2) a combination comprising at least one cyclohomopolymer of dialkyldiallylammonium and at least one other particular quaternary polyammonium. Processes comprising such oxidation dyeing compositions.

Priority: FR19990016764 Applic. Date: 1999-12-30

Inventor: BEBOT CECILE [FR]; RONDEAU CHRISTINE [FR]; COTTARD FRANCOIS [FR]; BOUDY FRANCOISE [FR]


Patent No.: US7060331B2  Issued: 13/Jun/2006

Title: Chiral compounds 1

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 10/332470   Filing Date: 09/Jan/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to chiral compounds of formula (I) wherein R<1>, R<2>, A<1>, A<2>, X<1>, X<2>, Z<3 >and m have the meaning give in claim 1, to liquid crystalline mixtures comprising at least one chiral compound of formula (I), to chiral linear or crosslinked liquid crystalline polymers obtainable by polymerizing a polymerizable mixture comprising at least one chiral compound of formula (I), to the use of chiral compounds of formula (I) and mixtures and polymers obtained thereof in liquid crystal displays, active and passive optical elements, adhesives, synthetic resins with anisotropic mechanical properties, cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions, diagnostics, liquid crystal pigments, for decorative and security applications, nonlinear optics, optical information storage or as chiral dopants,

and to a liquid crystal display comprising a mixture comprising at least one chiral compound of formula (I).

Priority: EP20000115250 Applic. Date: 2000-07-13; WO2001EP07217 Applic. Date: 2001-06-25

Inventor: KIRSCH PEER [DE]; TANGERBECK ANDREAS [DE]; PAULUTH DETLEF [DE]; KRAUSE JOACHIM [DE]; HECKMEIER MICHAEL [DE]; TARUMI KAZUAKI [DE]


Patent No.: US7063834B2  Issued: 20/Jun/2006

Title: Cosmetic compositions based on multiblock ionizable polycondensates, and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/097927   Filing Date: 15/Mar/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to novel cosmetic or dermatological compositions, characterized in that they comprise, in a cosmetically acceptable support, at least one solution or one emulsion of at least one multiblock polycondensate whose chain consists of the repetition of at least one polysiloxane block and of at least one polyurethane and/or polyurea block

the said polyurethane and/or polyurea block also including ionizable groups and the said polycondensate being dissolved in an aqueous, organic or aqueous-organic solvent system. These compositions may be used in particular in the cosmetic field of hair care, make-up or skincare.

Priority: FR19960000098 Applic. Date: 1996-01-05; US1997-913061 Applic. Date: 1997-09-05; WO1996FR01976 Applic. Date: 1996-12-10

Inventor: MOUGIN NATHALIE [FR]; MONDET JEAN [FR]


Patent No.: US7067152B2  Issued: 27/Jun/2006

Title: Multi component moisture triggered controlled release system that imparts long lasting cooling sensation on the target site and/or provides high impact fragrance or flavor burst

Applicant/Assignee: SALVONA LLC

Application No.: 10/211727   Filing Date: 02/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cosmetic formulations comprising a multi component controlled release system that imparts long lasting cooling sensation and/or provides high odor or flavor intensity (i.e., high impact fragrance or flavor burst) in response to moisture. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is substantially free-flowing powder formed of solid hydrophobic nano-spheres that are encapsulated in a moisture sensitive micro-spheres.

Priority: US2002-124207 Applic. Date: 2002-04-17

Inventor: SHEFER ADI [US]; SHEFER SAMUEL DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US7074393B2  Issued: 11/Jul/2006

Title: Compositions for removing or lightening hair color

Applicant/Assignee: WELLA AG

Application No.: 10/238701   Filing Date: 10/Sep/2002

Abstract:

The composition for removing or lightening hair color is in the form of a hair color lightening suspension and is mixed with an aqueous oxidizing composition immediately prior to use. The composition includes a combination of from 0.1 to 80 percent by weight of one or more organic lipophilic compounds, namely vegetable or animal fats, vegetable or animal oils, vegetable or animal waxes, paraffin hydrocarbons, higher alcohols or ethers, aliphatic and aromatic esters and/or silicone oils

from 0.01 to 20 percent by weight of at least one lipophilic inorganic or organic thickener, which is a bentonite and/or dextrin palmitate

from 0.1 to 40 percent by weight of one or more hydrophilic inorganic or organic thickeners

from 10 to 65 percent by weight of at least one inorganic persalt

from 10 to 45 percent by weight of at least one alkaline reacting salt

and auxiliary substances and cosmetic additive ingredients, as needed.

Priority: DE20011053686 Applic. Date: 2001-10-31

Inventor: SCHMENGER JUERGEN [DE]; HESS GABRIELE [DE]; LAUSCHER DIRK [DE]


Patent No.: US7077897B2  Issued: 18/Jul/2006

Title: Pigment for safety applications

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 10/398649   Filing Date: 09/Apr/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to a multilayered interference pigment consisting of a transparent carrier material which is coated with alternating layers of colorless, non-absorbent metal oxides having a high and a low refractive index, the difference between the refractive indices being at least 0.1. The inventive pigment can be obtained by alternately coating the transparent carrier material with a metal oxide having a high refractive index and a metal oxide having a low refractive index according to the wet method, by hydrolysing the corresponding water-soluble, inorganic metal compounds, and separating, drying and optionally calcinating the obtained pigment.

Priority: DE20001051062 Applic. Date: 2000-10-14; WO2001EP10764 Applic. Date: 2001-09-18

Inventor: BRUECKNER HANS-DIETER [DE]; KUNTZ MATTHIAS [DE]


Patent No.: US7078026B2  Issued: 18/Jul/2006

Title: Structured composition based on silicone oil, especially for cosmetic use

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/170549   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A physiologically acceptable composition, especially a cosmetic composition, comprising a liquid fatty phase comprising at least one silicone oil, structured with at least one polymer chosen from homopolymers and copolymers with a weight-average molecular mass ranging from 500 to 500 000, comprising at least one moiety comprising: at least one polyorganosiloxane group comprising from 1 to 1 000 organosiloxane units in the chain of the moiety of in the form of a graft, and at least two groups capable of establishing hydrogen interactions, the polymer being solid at room temperature and soluble in the liquid fatty phase at a temperature of from 25 to 250 DEG C., and solid particles having a hydrophobic surface.

Priority: FR20010007778 Applic. Date: 2001-06-14; US20010299744P Applic. Date: 2001-06-22

Inventor: FERRARI VERONIQUE [FR]; MONDET JEAN [FR]


Patent No.: US7078046B1  Issued: 18/Jul/2006

Title: Electrostatically-sprayable topical compositions having insulating external phase and conductive internal phase

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/629734   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed are electrostatically-sprayable topical compositions, more particularly topical emulsion compositions, and methods of treating the skin by electrostatic application of such compositions. In one aspect the composition comprises an insulating external phase comprising one or more insulating materials and a conductive internal phase comprising one or more conductive materials. The compositions preferably also contain one or more particulate materials to be deposited on the skin, e.g., pigments, inert absorbents and the like.

Priority: US2000-584464 Applic. Date: 2000-05-31; US19990149566P Applic. Date: 1999-08-18

Inventor: RABE THOMAS ELLIOT [US]; YEN HELEN SHU YING [US]; BRENNOCK JUNE TURKANIS [US]; MARTELLO CAROLINE BECQUE [US]


Patent No.: US7078047B2  Issued: 18/Jul/2006

Title: Cosmetic or pharmaceutical compositions comprising homopolymers and salts thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/086248   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Use of at least one material chosen from homopolymers and salts thereof of formula (I), defined herein, for moisturizing the skin, mucous membranes and/or keratin fibres, and/or as a moisturizer and/or emollient, for the skin, mucous membranes and/or keratin fibres. The invention also relates to a cosmetic or pharmaceutical composition for moisturizing the skin, mucous membranes and/or keratin fibres, comprising at least one material chosen from homopolymers and salts thereof of formula (I).

Priority: FR20010002980 Applic. Date: 2001-03-05

Inventor: PHILIPPE MICHEL [FR]; BENARD SYLVIE [FR]; BLAISE CHRISTIAN [FR]


Patent No.: US7078049B2  Issued: 18/Jul/2006

Title: Ultrafine emulsion containing a haloalkynyl derivative

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/254678   Filing Date: 26/Sep/2002

Abstract:

A composition in the form of an ultrafine oil-in-water emulsion in which the mean size of the oil globules ranges from 50 nm to 1000 nm containing a haloalkynyl derivative, preferably 3-iodo-2-propynyl butylcarbamate.

Priority: FR20010012528 Applic. Date: 2001-09-28; FR20020001341 Applic. Date: 2002-02-05

Inventor: SENEE JEROME [FR]


Patent No.: US7083781B2  Issued: 01/Aug/2006

Title: Film forming polymers, methods of use, and devices and applications thereof

Applicant/Assignee: LAVIPHARM S.A

Application No.: 10/408845   Filing Date: 07/Apr/2003

Abstract:

Compositions and methods for delivering active agents to the skin of a subject, including a polymer, an active ingredient and a solvent are disclosed, the compositions being capable of delivery by rolling, spreading, aerosol or in droplets and of forming a film in contact with the skin.

Priority: US2000-537318 Applic. Date: 2000-03-29; US19990149751P Applic. Date: 1999-08-19

Inventor: FOTINOS SPIROS [GR]; TSARDAKA EKATERINI [GR]; KOBOROZOS GEORGE [GR]


Patent No.: US7083800B1  Issued: 01/Aug/2006

Title: Use of a silicone surfactant of alkyl-dimethicone copolyol type for preparing solid water-in-oil cosmetic emulsions and resulting solid water-in-oil emulsions

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/423974   Filing Date: 05/Jan/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use of a silicone surfactant of alkyl dimethicone copolyol type of formula: in which: PE=(-C2H4O)x(-C3H6O)y-H, x=0 to 50, y=0 to 30, x and y not simultaneously being 0, o=1 to 100, m=1 to 40, n=1 to 200, p=1 to 17 and q=1 to 5, in the preparation of a solid water-in-oil emulsion comprising an aqueous phase emulsified by the said surfactant in a fatty phase comprising at least one oil and at least one wax. The invention also relates to a solid emulsion of water-in-oil type, in particular a transfer-free foundation, such as the emulsion defined above.

Priority: FR19980003250 Applic. Date: 1998-03-17; WO1999FR00609 Applic. Date: 1999-03-17

Inventor: TERREN NADIA [FR]; ROUX MARIE-MARTINE [FR]; FAVRE SOPHIE [FR]


Patent No.: USRE39218E1  Issued: 01/Aug/2006

Title: Anhydrous and water-resistant cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/987885   Filing Date: 16/Nov/2001

Abstract:

An anhydrous, water-resistant cosmetic composition comprising silicone-containing materials, fillers and pigments. This composition may be used as a make-up product or as a hair product.

Priority: FR19940011743 Applic. Date: 1994-09-30; US1998-138379 Applic. Date: 1998-08-24; US1997-882298 Applic. Date: 1997-06-25; US1995-538046 Applic. Date: 1995-10-02

Inventor: MELLUL MYRIAM [FR]; THAU PAUL [US]; FEHN PAUL [US]; PINZON CARLOS [US]


Patent No.: US7087650B2  Issued: 08/Aug/2006

Title: Composition in the form of an oil-in water emulsion containing a silicone copolymer and showing a liquid crystalline phase and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/270338   Filing Date: 15/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A composition in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion containing, in a physiologically acceptable medium, an oily phase dispersed in an aqueous phase, the aqueous phase containing particles of a noncrosslinked silicone copolymer and at least one amphiphilic surfactant capable of forming liquid crystals.

Priority: FR20010013272 Applic. Date: 2001-10-15

Inventor: LENNON PAULA [FR]


Patent No.: US7094842B2  Issued: 22/Aug/2006

Title: Composition containing a silicone copolymer and an amps-like polymer and/or organic powder

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/334979   Filing Date: 02/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A composition containing, in a physiologically acceptable medium, (1) at least one aqueous phase containing particles of a substantially linear block silicone copolymer, and (2) at least one polymer containing at least one monomer having an ethylenic unsaturation and a sulphonic group, and/or at least on organic powder.

Priority: FR20020000097 Applic. Date: 2002-01-04; FR20020000099 Applic. Date: 2002-01-04; FR20020000095 Applic. Date: 2002-01-04; FR20020000096 Applic. Date: 2002-01-04; US20020356143P Applic. Date: 2002-02-14; US20020356177P Applic. Date: 2002-02-14; US20020356142P Applic. Date: 2002-02-14; US20020355823P Applic. Date: 2002-02-13

Inventor: LENNON PAULA [FR]


Patent No.: US7101538B1  Issued: 05/Sep/2006

Title: Polyesteramine ingredient and use of same

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/748597   Filing Date: 30/Dec/2003

Abstract:

The present invention provides a polyesteramine, a composition having a polyesteramine according to the present invention as an active ingredient and methods for improving hair detangling, wet and dry combing, shine, gloss, conditioning, surface smoothening, water resistance, film-forming properties, static charge reduction and any combination thereof in various personal care products, such as, hair care, skin care, nail care and cosmetic products. Preferably, the polyesteramine is incorporated into a shampoo, hair conditioner, styling mousse, hair treatment preparation, hair coloring product, semi-perm product, oxidation dye, body wash, liquid soap, skin care preparation, lipstick, mascara, color cosmetic, nail care preparation or any combination thereof.

Priority: US20020437433P Applic. Date: 2002-12-30

Inventor: TANG DIANA [US]


Patent No.: US7105173B1  Issued: 12/Sep/2006

Title: Nicotine replacement applique

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/104781   Filing Date: 21/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Nicotine in base or salt form combined with cosmetic ingredients to form a lip balm or similar stick. The stick is readily dispensed not only onto a person's lips but also may be used on the skin, for example on the wrist. Packaging the nicotine this way enables a smoker to obtain nicotine discretely anywhere in public, without offending others by smoking. Furthermore, the dosage is readily controlled, and the person's hands and mouth are active, similar to the lighting and smoking of a cigarette.

Priority:

Inventor: ROLLING KENNETH J [US]


Patent No.: US7115282B2  Issued: 03/Oct/2006

Title: Multi component controlled release system for anhydrous cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: SALVONA IP LLC

Application No.: 10/124207   Filing Date: 17/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an improved controlled release system that can be incorporated into anhydrous cosmetic formulations and can encapsulate different types of fragrances, flavors, active ingredients, or combinations of fragrances, flavors, and various active ingredients. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is substantially free-flowing powder formed of solid hydrophobic nano-spheres that are encapsulated in a moisture sensitive micro-spheres. The fragrances, flavors, and active ingredients encapsulated in the nano-spheres can be the same or different from those encapsulated in the micro-sphere.

The encapsulation of one or more fragrances, flavors or active agents in the various components of the system, such as nano-spheres and micro-spheres, provides odor or flavor transition (change in odor character or change in flavor character) during the use of the product, in response to moisture, such as wetting the lips, perspiration, and the like. The incorporation of the controlled release system of the present invention into anhydrous cosmetic formulations was found to provide moisture triggered release, as well as prolonged release of the fragrances, flavors, and active ingredients that are encapsulated in the solid hydrophobic nano-spheres over an extended period of time.

Priority:

Inventor: SHEFER ADI [US]; SHEFER SHMUEL DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US7115721B2  Issued: 03/Oct/2006

Title: Microorganism, its product and utilization thereof

Applicant/Assignee: NAGASE & CO., LTD,

Application No.: 10/502949   Filing Date: 29/Jul/2004

Abstract:

There are provided a novel microorganism Enterobacter sp. B20 strain which produces (E)-4-(2-isocyanovinyl)phenyl alpha-rhamnopyranoside having a favorable effect of inhibiting melanogenesis and alpha-L-rhamnopyranoside produced thereby. This novel microorganism is a gram-negative bacillus isolated from soil and shows motility owing to polar flagellum. The alpha-L-rhamnopyranoside, which is produced by culturing the microorganism under aerobic conditions at a culture temperature of 10 to 37 DEG C. and at a medium pH of about 5 to 9 usually for about 1 to 7 days, is useful as a highly safe and stable whitening agent.

Priority: JP20020020981 Applic. Date: 2002-01-30; JP20020021224 Applic. Date: 2002-01-30; WO2003JP00851 Applic. Date: 2003-01-29

Inventor: NAKAGAWA AKIRA [JP]; TAKAHASHI SENJI [JP]; MIYAZAKI TOSHITSUGU [JP]; OSANAI YUUKO [JP]; KOSAKA KUNIO [JP]; NAGAI KOJI [JP]; ARAO NAKAKO [JP]; TANAKA KOUICHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7117874B2  Issued: 10/Oct/2006

Title: Case for presenting and using cosmetic powders

Applicant/Assignee: E-L MANAGEMENT CORP

Application No.: 09/932060   Filing Date: 17/Aug/2001

Abstract:

A case for extruded powders comprising a surface having at least one groove with extruded powders disposed therein. The powders are preferably not all the same color. Preferably, forty percent or more of each extruded powder rises above the surface and preferably, the cross sectional shape of each groove matches the cross sectional shape of that part of the extruded powder that is disposed in the groove. Optional dividers separate the extruded powders so that they do not contact each other. Optional restraints inhibit the powders from coming out of the grooves. Also optional are an outer container into which the surface is disposed and cover to protect the powders when not in use. The case may comprise other cosmetic elements such as an applicator, a mirror or a pan or pressed powder.

Priority:

Inventor: GUBERNICK JOSEPH [US]


Patent No.: US7118760B2  Issued: 10/Oct/2006

Title: Esters of aryl benzimidazole sulfonic acids and sunscreen compositions containing same

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/744875   Filing Date: 23/Dec/2003

Abstract:

The present invention provides novel aryl benzimidazole sulfonic acid esters and cosmetic compositions that employ the novel aryl benzimidazole sulfonic acid esters as sunscreens. The cosmetic compositions can be water, organic solvent or emulsion based. Also provided are methods of using the compositions to protect skin from exposure to the sun, and optionally, repel insects.

Priority:

Inventor: GONZALEZ ANTHONY D [US]; PECHKO ANDREW H [US]; ANDERSON GLEN T [US]; KALAFSKY ROBERT E [US]; LOWENBORG MICHAEL V [US]


Patent No.: US7122227B2  Issued: 17/Oct/2006

Title: Chiral photoisomerizable compounds

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 10/432015   Filing Date: 19/May/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to chiral photoisomerizable compounds of formula (I) wherein X<1>, X<2>, X<3>, X<4>, X<5 >and X<6 >have the meanings given in claim 1 , to liquid crystalline mixtures and polymers containing them, and to the use of chiral photoisomerizable compounds, liquid crystalline mixtures and polymers containing them in optical and electrooptical devices like liquid crystal displays or projection systems, in optical elements like polarizers, retardation films, compensators, color filters or holographic elements, in liquid crystal pigments and colored films or coatings for decorative or security applications, cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions, in nonlinear optics and optical information storage.

Priority: EP20000124365 Applic. Date: 2000-11-20; WO2001EP10944 Applic. Date: 2001-09-21

Inventor: VAUGHN-SPICKERS JULIAN [GB]; GREENFIELD SIMON [GB]; HASSALL IAN VICTOR EDWARD [GB]; DUNN CHRISTOPHER J [GB]; HARDING RICHARD [GB]; JENKINS TONY [GB]; MAY ALISON [GB]


Patent No.: US7125189B2  Issued: 24/Oct/2006

Title: Device, system, and method for applying a product

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/298609   Filing Date: 19/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A device for applying a product may include a container configured to contain a product, a duct associated therewith, and an applicator. The applicator may include a side wall, a substantially closed first end defining an application surface, and an open second end. The duct may define an axis and a passage in communication with the container. A portion of the axial length of the applicator may be located around the duct. The applicator may be configured such that, when the applicator and the container are coupled together, at least one cavity is formed between a free end of the duct and an internal surface of the applicator, and at least one portion of the applicator has a thickness along a direction of the axis of the duct that is less than the thickness of the side wall in a direction substantially perpendicular to the axis of the duct.

Priority: FR20010014928 Applic. Date: 2001-11-19

Inventor: GUERET JEAN-LOUIS H [FR]


Patent No.: US7128924B2  Issued: 31/Oct/2006

Title: Safe, eco-friendly, health protective herbal colors and aroma useful for cosmaceutical applications

Applicant/Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Application No.: 09/846270   Filing Date: 02/May/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to a novel safe and eco-friendly health protective and beauty enhancing herbal compositions having various cosmetic applications such as lipsticks, eye shadows, glow-glitters and rouges, said compositions containing colorants from plants of the family Boraginaceae, the invention also provides a method for preparing the said compositions. The invention also relates the use of lipsticks as a medium of aromatherapy.

Priority: US20010267716P Applic. Date: 2001-02-12; US20010282183P Applic. Date: 2001-04-09

Inventor: PUSHPANGADAN PALPU [IN]; MEHROTRA SHANTA [IN]; RAWAT AJAY KUMAR SINGH [IN]; KHATOON SAYYADA [IN]; GOVINDARAJAN RAGHAVAN [IN]


Patent No.: US7129275B2  Issued: 31/Oct/2006

Title: Compositions for treating acne comprising phytandiol amine

Applicant/Assignee: COREANA COSMETICS CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/494337   Filing Date: 23/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a phytandiol amine derivative represented by the following formula (I) and compositions for treating acne comprising the same: wherein each of Y and Z is OH with the proviso that X is NH2, each of X and Z is zOH with the proviso that Y is NH2, and each of X and Y is OH with the proviso that Z is NH2.

Priority: WO2001KR01838 Applic. Date: 2001-10-31

Inventor: LEE JUNG-NO [KR]; KIM HYEONG-BAE [KR]; JEONG JEE-HEAN [KR]; JO BYONG-KEE [KR]


Patent No.: US7129276B2  Issued: 31/Oct/2006

Title: Composition comprising at least one liquid fatty phase structured by at least one semi-crystalline polymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/138326   Filing Date: 06/May/2002

Abstract:

A composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least one liquid fatty phase structured by at least one semi-crystalline polymer having an organic structure, wherein said polymer is solid at ambient temperature

and particles that are solid at ambient temperature and are dispersed in said medium, wherein the particles can be introduced into the medium in the form of a colloidal dispersion. This composition can be provided in the form of a stick which deposits, on a kerations substance, such as the lips, a glossy, nonsticky, and covering film.

Priority: FR20010006046 Applic. Date: 2001-05-04; US20010294977P Applic. Date: 2001-06-04

Inventor: FERRARI VERONIQUE [FR]


Patent No.: US7138108B2  Issued: 21/Nov/2006

Title: Photoprotective UV-screening compositions comprising (phenylsulfonyl) acrylonitrile-substituted silanes/siloxanes

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/460195   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2003

Abstract:

Novel (phenylsulfonyl)acrylonitrile siloxanes/silanes, and cosmetic/dermatological sunscreen compositions comprised thereof, are well suited for UV-A photoprotecting the skin and/or the hair against the damaging effects of solar radiation.

Priority: FR20020007287 Applic. Date: 2002-06-13; US20020394659P Applic. Date: 2002-07-10

Inventor: RICHARD HERVE [FR]; BRETON PHILIPPE [FR]


Patent No.: US7138110B2  Issued: 21/Nov/2006

Title: Mascara comprising solid particles

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/195428   Filing Date: 16/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A composition for coating keratinous fibers comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one volatile solvent and a nonvolatile fraction comprising: at least one polymer capable of adhering to the keratinous fibers, first solid particles comprising a first at least one amorphous material which is solid at 25 DEG C. exhibiting a glass transition (Tg) greater than or equal to 60 DEG C., the first solid particles being present in the composition in an amount such that the volume fraction of the first solid particles is greater than or equal to 50% of the total volume of the nonvolatile fraction of the composition. The composition makes it possible to obtain good curling of keratinous fibers, such as eyelashes.

Priority: FR20010009503 Applic. Date: 2001-07-16; US20010306445P Applic. Date: 2001-07-20

Inventor: AUGUSTE FREDERIC [FR]; TOURNILHAC FLORENCE [FR]


Patent No.: US7148039B2  Issued: 12/Dec/2006

Title: Cosmetic or dermatological composition contacting at least one natural or recombinant spider silk or an analog

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/887100   Filing Date: 09/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A cosmetic or dermatological composition containing, as an active substance, at least one natural or recombinant spider silk protein, or an analog of such a protein. The composition may be in the form of hair products, skincare products, make-up products or antisun products.

Priority: FR19980001614 Applic. Date: 1998-02-11; US2001-861597 Applic. Date: 2001-05-22; US1999-247806 Applic. Date: 1999-02-11

Inventor: PHILIPPE MICHEL [FR]; GARSON JEAN-CLAUDE [FR]; ARRAUDEAU JEAN-PIERRE [FR]


Patent No.: US7150784B2  Issued: 19/Dec/2006

Title: Pigment-containing gel mass vased on lipids

Applicant/Assignee: SCHWAN-STABILO COSMETICS GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/500527   Filing Date: 11/Feb/2005

Abstract:

A pigment-bearing gel material based on lipids and color pencils containing same, which is characterized in that it has a combination of oil-soluble alkylcellulose whose alkyl residues can be straight-chain or branched and preferably have have between 1 and 10 carbon atoms, an alkylgalactomannan polysaccharide whose alkyl residue preferably has between 1 and 10 carbon atoms and a salt which was obtained from a long-chain fatty acid with preferably between 16 and 24 carbon atoms and a fatty acid amidoalkyldialkylamine of a fatty acid with between 16 and 24 carbon atoms and processes for the production of same.

Priority: DE20021001370 Applic. Date: 2002-01-16; WO2003EP00300 Applic. Date: 2003-01-14

Inventor: SPROGAR CHRISTIAN [DE]; PINZER REINHARD [DE]


Patent No.: US7150876B2  Issued: 19/Dec/2006

Title: Methods for stabilizing ingredients within cosmetics, personal care and household products

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 11/115395   Filing Date: 27/Apr/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to methods and compositions for using photostabilizer compounds for stabilizing formulation ingredients, like flavors, fragrances, colors, antioxidants, polymers, within cosmetics, personal care and household products, against degradation from sun light, heat and air oxidation resulting in improvement in storage stability, viscosity, and maintenance of color of the formulated products.

Priority: US20040565843P Applic. Date: 2004-04-28

Inventor: CHAUDHURI RATAN [US]; PUCCETTI GERMAIN [US]; MARCHIO FRANCOIS [US]; LASCU ZOIA [US]


Patent No.: US7151851B2  Issued: 19/Dec/2006

Title: Advanced cosmetic color analysis system and methods therefor

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/471898   Filing Date: 09/Feb/2004

Abstract:

An advanced cosmetic color analysis system) analyzes the color of a three dimensional object to produce a plurality of color values for distinct subsets of a portion of the object, and a cosmetic analyzer combines the color values to produce a cosmetic color determination that has relative weightings of multiple cosmetic colors. Contemplated systems are particularly useful for determination of suitable cosmetic products (or composition thereof) to achieve a particular and desired cosmetic appearance.

Priority: US20010309510P Applic. Date: 2001-07-31; US20010311448P Applic. Date: 2001-08-09; US20010322512P Applic. Date: 2001-09-12; WO2002US24421 Applic. Date: 2002-07-31

Inventor: LADJEVARDI MAHMOUD [US]


Patent No.: US7153498B2  Issued: 26/Dec/2006

Title: Water-in-oil emulsion and its use as a cosmetic

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/903606   Filing Date: 13/Jul/2001

Abstract:

A composition, comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, an aqueous phase dispersed in an oily phase by means of an emulsifier of at least one oligomer or one polymer derived from a polyolefin, comprising a polyolefinic apolar component comprising at least 40 carbon atoms and at least one polar component.

Priority: FR20000009223 Applic. Date: 2000-07-13

Inventor: AUBRUN-SONNEVILLE ODILE [FR]; SIMONNET JEAN-THIERRY [FR]


Patent No.: US7153517B2  Issued: 26/Dec/2006

Title: Cosmetic composition structured by a thermotropic liquid crystal polymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/169093   Filing Date: 10/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a care and/or make-up composition for the skin and/or lips of human beings, containing a liquid fatty phase comprising at least one anhydrous solvent, structured by a thermotropic liquid crystal polymer in order to obtain media having approximately the consistency of a gel at ambient temperature and that of a fluid when applied to the skin or lips of human beings.

Priority: FR20000014503 Applic. Date: 2000-11-10; WO2001FR03495 Applic. Date: 2001-11-09

Inventor: TOURNILHAC FLORENCE [FR]

 

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