US Hair Care Formulation Patents Granted from 2003 to 2006

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US PATENTS IN HAIR CARE FORMULATIONS GRANTED FROM 2003 TO 2006



Patent No.: US6503493B1  Issued: 07/Jan/2003

Title: Process for obtaining a hair conditioning agent

Applicant/Assignee: COSME VIEIRA NUNES

Application No.: 09/372993   Filing Date: 12/Aug/1999

Abstract:

An improved process for obtaining a hair conditioning agent which softens, provides brightness and flexibility to the hair, increasing its trend of maintaining the desired hair format

the active ingredients of the conditioning agent are ascorbic acid/pyrogalol, manganese salts, the conditioning agent, in a version, and is being presented to users in the form of a powder, containing, in addition to the active elements of a thickener, which, before being applied by user, is being mixed with water, and, in another version, the material is being offered in the form of a cream, gel or paste to be used directly on the hair, and in both cases other specific action ingredients may be contained in said blend.

Priority: BR19980003170 Applic. Date: 1998-08-18

Inventor: CARDOSO DIAS LINDOLFO [BR]


Patent No.: US6503494B1  Issued: 07/Jan/2003

Title: Composition comprising silicone polymer containing non-silicone backbone and at least one thickening polymer or copolymer of (meth) crylamide or of a (meth) acrylamide derivative

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/542293   Filing Date: 04/Apr/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a cosmetic or dermatological composition for treating keratin substances, in particular human hair, comprising a grafted silicone polymer with a non-silicone organic skeleton with at least one monomer containing at least one polysiloxane and at least one crosslinked or non-crosslinked thickening polymer or copolymer of methacrylamide or a methacrylamide derivative.

Priority: FR19950011485 Applic. Date: 1995-09-29

Inventor: CAUWET-MARTIN DANIELE [FR]; DUBIEF CLAUDE [FR]; DUPUIS CHRISTINE [FR]


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.: US6503873B1  Issued: 07/Jan/2003

Title: Ultra mild detergent compositions

Applicant/Assignee: HAMPSHIRE CHEMICAL CORP

Application No.: 09/053770   Filing Date: 01/Apr/1998

Abstract:

Mild detergent formulation comprising N-acyl ED3A, preferably as the sodium or potassium salt. The acyl group is not particularly limited, and can include straight or branched aliphatic or aromatic groups containing from 1 to 40 carbon atoms, preferably from 8 to 18 carbon atoms. Applications include shampoos and skin cleansers.

Priority: US1996-637574 Applic. Date: 1996-04-25

Inventor: CRUDDEN JOSEPH J [US]; LAZZARO JOSEPH [US]; PARKER BRIAN A [IE]; CRUDDEN JOHN M [US]


Patent No.: US6505986B1  Issued: 14/Jan/2003

Title: Applicator systems

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/554872   Filing Date: 19/May/2000

Abstract:

An applicator system, for use in delivering a flowable composition, comprising

(a) container including an inner collapsible layer distinct from an outer deformable layer, the inner collapsible layer defining a reservoir, and the outer deformable layer being separated from the inner collapsible layer by a buffer zone

(b) a dispenser including a first passageway distinct from a second passageway, the first passageway being in communication with the buffer zone and the second passageway being in communication with the reservoir

and (c) valve means operable to control entry of air into the buffer zone through the first passageway and exit of flowable composition from the reservoir through the second passageway

wherein the valve means is of unitary construction.

Priority: GB19970024716 Applic. Date: 1997-11-21; WO1998US24840 Applic. Date: 1998-11-20

Inventor: ODER REUBEN EARL [US]


Patent No.: US6506371B1  Issued: 14/Jan/2003

Title: Silicone compositions for personal care products and method for making

Applicant/Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

Application No.: 09/616533   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A composition and method for making a silicone composition is provided which comprises at least one polysiloxane or silicone resin, at least one molecular hook, and at least one linker.

Priority:

Inventor: BUTTS MATTHEW DAVID [US]; NYE SUSAN ADAMS [US]; BYRNE CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6506372B1  Issued: 14/Jan/2003

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing an amphoteric polymer and a fixing/conditioner polymer, and their uses

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/599939   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2000

Abstract:

Cosmetic compositions containing in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one fixing and/or conditioning polymer and at least one amphoteric polymer comprising from 1 to 20 mol % of at least one monomeric unit chosen from (meth)acrylate and (meth)acrylamide types having at least one fatty chain, the fatty chain having from 8 to 30 carbon atoms. This combination may provide markedly improved cosmetic properties (disentanglement, softness) compared with the properties obtained with either of the constituents used alone. These compositions are used for washing and/or conditioning keratinous materials such as the hair or the skin.

Priority: FR19990008171 Applic. Date: 1999-06-25

Inventor: DUBIEF CLAUDE [FR]; RESTLE SERGE [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.: US6509011B1  Issued: 21/Jan/2003

Title: Method of hair treatment using organic amino compounds

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

Application No.: 09/621291   Filing Date: 20/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A method for reducing hair fiber cuticle loss from hair treated with an oxidative composition, such as an hair bleach, the method comprising the step of contacting the hair, either prior to or after treatment of the hair with the oxidative composition, with a cuticle protective composition comprising an organic amino compound selected from:(i) basic amino acids

(ii) urea

(iii) guanidine

(iv) salts and/or derivatives of any of (i) to (iii)

(v) mixtures of any of (i) to (iv).

Priority: GB19990017452 Applic. Date: 1999-07-23

Inventor: ELLIS FRANCES ANN [GB]; PEARCE MATTHEW LESLIE [GB]; TAYLOR CHERYL ANNE [GB]


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.: US6509312B1  Issued: 21/Jan/2003

Title: Aliphatic esters and their utilization as perfuming ingredients

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 09/603685   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2000

Abstract:

The compounds of formulawherein R1 represents a methyl or ethyl group, R2 represents an ethyl group, a linear or branched propyl group, or an isobutyl group and the wavy bond indicates that the carbon number 2 is asymmetric and can adopt a configuration R or S, are useful as perfuming ingredients for the preparation of perfumes, perfuming compositions and perfumed articles. They can be used to impart a very natural fruity note.

Priority: CH19990001303 Applic. Date: 1999-07-14

Inventor: GIERSCH WOLFGANG KLAUS [CH]


Patent No.: US6510380B1  Issued: 21/Jan/2003

Title: Security and tracking system

Applicant/Assignee: C2 GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 09/538193   Filing Date: 30/Mar/2000

Abstract:

A security and tracking apparatus is provided, comprising at least two signaling units in communicating proximity, and means for identifying the location of the signaling units. In one embodiment, a security and tracking apparatus is provided, comprising at least two signaling units in communicating proximity, and means for identifying and automatically transmitting the location of the signaling units when the signaling units are separated by more than a preselected distance. In a preferred embodiment, a method is provided to locate a person, an animal, or a material asset, comprising providing in contact with the person, animal, or material asset, at least two signaling units in communicating proximity, wherein at least one signaling unit is small and hidden and securely attached to the person, animal, or material asset, and the signaling units having means for identifying the location of the signaling units to a monitoring station

activating means for identifying the location of the signaling units by referencing the global positioning satellite (GPS) system

and notifying the monitoring station of said geographic location.

Priority: US19990127028P Applic. Date: 1999-03-31; WO2003US01774 Applic. Date: 2003-01-20

Inventor: CURATOLO BENEDICT S [US]; CORNELIUS THOMAS E [US]


Patent No.: US6511659B2  Issued: 28/Jan/2003

Title: Pyrimidine 3-oxide compounds for inducing/stimulating hair growth and/or retarding hair loss

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/874053   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2001

Abstract:

Hair growth-/hair loss-affecting cosmetic/therapeutic compositions contain an effective amount of at least one 2-amino-4-alkylaminopyrimidine 3-oxide having the structural formula (I):in which R1 is an alkyl radical having from 5 to 20 carbon atoms, and Z is either a hydrogen atom or a radical -OR2, wherein R2 is an alkyl radical having from 1 to 12 carbon atoms, or an acyl derivative or acid addition salt thereof.

Priority: FR19980009509 Applic. Date: 1998-07-24; US1999-360495 Applic. Date: 1999-07-23

Inventor: MAHE YANN [FR]; MICHELET JEAN-FRANCOIS [FR]; PICHAUD PATRICK [FR]; GALEY JEAN-BAPTISTE [FR]


Patent No.: US6511669B1  Issued: 28/Jan/2003

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing an anionic hydroxyalkyl ether surfactant and a cationic polymer, and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/504606   Filing Date: 15/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to novel detergent cosmetic compositions comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one anionic surfactant chosen from 2-hydroxyalkyl ether carboxylic acid and salts thereof and at least one non-cellulosic cationic polymer the cationic charge density of which is greater than or equal to 2 meq/g. The invention also relates to processes for washing and/or treating keratin substances with the novel detergent cosmetic compositions.

Priority: FR19990001866 Applic. Date: 1999-02-16

Inventor: GARNIER NATHALIE [US]; CAUWET-MARTIN DANIILE [FR]; RESTLE SERGE [FR]


Patent No.: US6511670B1  Issued: 28/Jan/2003

Title: (poly)thiaalkynoic compounds and pharmaceutical/cosmetic compositions comprised thereof

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/548932   Filing Date: 13/Apr/2000

Abstract:

Novel pharmaceutically/cosmetically-active (poly)thiaalkynoic compounds have the structural formula (I):and are useful for the treatment of a wide variety of disease states, whether human or veterinary, for example inflammation disorders, as well as for the treatment of mammalian skin and hair conditions/disorders.

Priority: FR19990004745 Applic. Date: 1999-04-15

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


Patent No.: US6511671B1  Issued: 28/Jan/2003

Title: Detergent cosmetic composition comprising a silicone and an amphoteric polymer with fatty chains and use

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/599831   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2000

Abstract:

Detergent composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one washing base, at least one water-insoluble silicone and at least one amphoteric polymer comprising from 1 to 20 mol % of at least one monomeric unit chosen from (meth)acrylate and (meth)acrylamide types having at least one fatty chain, the fatty chain having from 8 to 30 carbon atoms. These compositions may possess improved cosmetic properties, in particular the sleeking of the hair. The compositions can be used for cleaning, care and styling of the hair.

Priority: FR19990008170 Applic. Date: 1999-06-25

Inventor: DUBIEF CLAUDE [FR]; RESTLE SERGE [FR]; FACK GERALDINE [FR]


Patent No.: US6511673B1  Issued: 28/Jan/2003

Title: Microbicidal composition

Applicant/Assignee: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY

Application No.: 09/833270   Filing Date: 12/Apr/2001

Abstract:

Microbicidal compositions containing selected ratios of a non-halogenated 2-alkyl-3-isothiazolone and one or more (C1-C7) esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid are disclosed as improved formulations for controlling microbial growth. In particular the combination of 2-methyl-3-isothiazolone with a mixture of methyl para-hydroxybenzoate and propyl para-hydroxybenzoate is especially effective as a microbicidal component in personal care compositions.

Priority: US20000203306P Applic. Date: 2000-05-10

Inventor: CHIA LI LIANG [US]; DIEHL MEGAN ANNE [US]; SCHULTZ CHRISTINE MARY [US]; SHAW DOLORES ANN [US]; WARWICK EILEEN FLECK [US]; WILLIAMS TERRY MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6511684B1  Issued: 28/Jan/2003

Title: Use of plant extracts with an anti-radical-type action

Applicant/Assignee: COGNIS FRANCE (SOCIETE ANONYME)

Application No.: 09/857445   Filing Date: 04/Jun/2001

Abstract:

The use of plant extracts, especially plant extracts with an anti-radical-type action, and a cosmetic or dermo-pharmaceutical composition containing extracts of this type. The use of at least one plant extract whose botanical genus belongs to the group formed by the following: Clidemia, Inga, Sabicea, Astrocaryum, Siparuna, Eperua, Byrsonima, Priva, Coutoubea and Goupia genera

as an active substance which has especially anti-radical-type activities, for preparing a cosmetic or dermopharmaceutical product for local, external use for the skin, the mucous membranes and/or the epithel or appendage structures.

Priority: WO1999EP09294 Applic. Date: 1999-11-30; FR19980015380 Applic. Date: 1998-12-03

Inventor: PAULY GILLES [FR]; MORETTI CHRISTIAN [FR]


Patent No.: US6513176B1  Issued: 04/Feb/2003

Title: Neck support cushion for utilization in conjunction with hair treatment

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/067579   Filing Date: 07/Feb/2002

Abstract:

An anatomically-correct neck and head support removably securable to a standard configuration salon or barbar's sink for use when the individual is placed in a reclined position, the support being a light weight foam or resilient material being water resistant, chemical resistant and washable and sanitizable, the upper surface of the neck support having a double arcuate surface complimentary with the normal cervical lordotic curve of the individual's spine and neck, the support also providing planar and lateral support to the neck area of the individual.

Priority:

Inventor: NAJAR MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6514488B1  Issued: 04/Feb/2003

Title: Detergent cosmetic compositions and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/496915   Filing Date: 03/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to novel detergent compositions, in particular hair compositions, containing in a cosmetically acceptable medium, a washing base, at least one cationic polymer and at least one anionic polycondensate containing at least one polyurethane and/or polyurea sequence, the polycondensate being water-soluble.

Priority: FR19990001238 Applic. Date: 1999-02-03

Inventor: CAUWET-MARTIN DANIILE [FR]; RESTLE SERGE [FR]; DUBIEF CLAUDE [FR]


Patent No.: US6514490B2  Issued: 04/Feb/2003

Title: Compositions containing an antifungal and a cationic agent

Applicant/Assignee: JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA N.V

Application No.: 09/771282   Filing Date: 26/Jan/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to compositions such as body and hair cleansing products, in particular shampoos, comprising one or more antifungals inhibiting fungal ergosterol biosynthesis as a first active ingredient and 10'-undecen-3-oyl-aminopropyl trimethyl-ammonium methylsulfate as a second active ingredient.

Priority: EP19970201102 Applic. Date: 1997-04-14; US1999-403057 Applic. Date: 1999-10-13

Inventor: ODDS FRANK CHRISTOPHER [BE]; EMBRECHTS ROGER CAROLUS AUGUST [BE]; DE DONCKER PIET RICHARD GUDULA [BE]


Patent No.: US6514507B2  Issued: 04/Feb/2003

Title: Hydroxydecenoic acid compounds for promoting desquamation/epidermal renewal of the skin and/or combating skin aging

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/996904   Filing Date: 30/Nov/2001

Abstract:

10-Hydroxy-2-decenoic acid and derivatives thereof are well suited for promoting desquamation and/or stimulating epidermal renewal and/or combating intrinsic/extrinsic aging of the skin of a candidate individual in need of such treatment, by administering thereto, for such period of time as required to elicit the desired response, an effective amount of at least one of said 10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid or derivative thereof.

Priority: FR19980011811 Applic. Date: 1998-09-22; US1999-399181 Applic. Date: 1999-09-20

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


Patent No.: US6514919B2  Issued: 04/Feb/2003

Title: Clear cleansing bar compositions that are efficient and are not irritating to the eyes

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 09/742922   Filing Date: 21/Dec/2000

Abstract:

Cleansing bar compositions that are efficient and have excellent foam properties and low ocular and skin irritation are disclosed. The compositions include dibenzylidene sorbitol as a gelling agent, a glycol solvent, and a combination of anionic, amphoteric, and nonionic surfactants to provide detergency. The compositions may contain hydroxypropyl cellulose as a solidifying synergist.

Priority:

Inventor: LAMBINO DANILO L [AU]; PERSONENI ANNABELLE J [AU]; MATHEW NOBLE J [AU]


Patent No.: US6517804B1  Issued: 11/Feb/2003

Title: TiO2 ultrafine powder, and process for preparing thereof

Applicant/Assignee: KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY INSTITUTE NANO CHEMICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/610463   Filing Date: 05/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to titanium dioxide powder with a large specific surface area, a method for preparing thereof, and a use of the titanium dioxide as a photocatalyst, and more particularly, discloses a method for the preparation of titanium dioxide powder comprised of the steps of adding ice pieces or icy distilled water to pure titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) to give an aqueous titanylchloride solution of 1.5 M or higher

diluting the aqueous titanylchloride with distilled water

obtaining precipitates from the diluted aqueous titanylchloride solution by standing for 2-20 hours at 15-70 DEG C.

and filtering, washing and drying the above precipitates to give downy hair-shaped TiO2 powder with a specific surface area of 130-200 m2/g. The titanium dioxide powder of the present invention shows high photocatalytic activity, so that it can be used to decompose environmental organic pollutants by taking advantage of an advanced oxidation process (AOP) in which pollution-free energy, such as solar energy is utilized as a driving force. The method allows the formation of a crystalline phase of titanium dioxide at room temperature without a high temperature and high pressure process and enjoys an economical advantage of being low in production cost.

Priority: KR20000010242 Applic. Date: 2000-02-29

Inventor: KIM SUN-JAE [KR]; PARK SOON DONG [KR]; RHEE CHANG KYU [KR]; KIM WHUNG WHOE [KR]; KUK IL HIUN [KR]


Patent No.: US6517821B1  Issued: 11/Feb/2003

Title: Reshapable hair styling composition comprising aqueous colloidal dispersions of sulfonated polyurethane urea

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/627121   Filing Date: 27/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A reshapable hair styling composition comprising, in a cosmetic vehicle appropriate for hair, at least one sulfonated polyurethane urea obtained by reacting: (a) at least one sulfonated polyol, (b) at least one non-sulfonated polyol, (c) at least one polyisocyanate selected from aliphatic and cycloaliphatic polyisocyanates, and (d) excess water, wherein the sulfonated polyurethane urea has been chain-extended.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US6517822B1  Issued: 11/Feb/2003

Title: Formulations and methods for straightening hair

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/514049   Filing Date: 25/Feb/2000

Abstract:

A formulation is described for straightening hair comprising alkanoic acids and a diluent, wherein the diluent is advantageously present at greater than 5% by volume, and more preferably greater than 20% by volume. The inventive formulation is acidic and does not use an effective amount of an alkaline hair-straightening agent to perform the hair straightening function. Instead, the step of hair straightening is accomplished by applying the non-alkaline formulation to the hair and then either leaving the formulation in the hair without rinsing or rinsing the formulation out of the hair followed by optional shampooing and/or conditioning. Consequently, a safe and surprisingly effective solution is provided for hair-straightening including hair-straightening maintenance, relaxation of curl, and reduction of frizziness (e.g., in humid weather).

Priority: US1998-023449 Applic. Date: 1998-02-13

Inventor: BUCK CAROL J [US]


Patent No.: US6519777B1  Issued: 18/Feb/2003

Title: Hair washing body shield

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 08/770320   Filing Date: 20/Dec/1996

Abstract:

The present invention is a protective garment adapted to preventing a wearer's face, clothing, and body and becoming wet while the wearer's hair is being washed, rinsed or otherwise treated with substantial volume of liquid. The protective garment article includes a sheet member made out of a water proof substance that has a upper portion and a bottom portion. There is an opening in the upper portion of the sheet member. This means is connected to the sheet member to suitably hold opening fits around the wearer's head at the hair line enabling the face portion of the head to be on one side of the sheet and the hair portion of the head to be on the other side of the sheet. Around this opening is a sealing means that forms a water proof seal around the wearer's head. The bottom portion of the sheet is formed in a funnel like shape to enable the water or liquid placed on the head during washing, rinsing, shampooing or otherwise treating the hair to run down through the funnel to a collection hose or tank.

Priority: US1993-160429 Applic. Date: 1993-11-30

Inventor: SPEELMAN WILMA [US]


Patent No.: US6519789B1  Issued: 18/Feb/2003

Title: SHAMPOO BASIN

Applicant/Assignee: OOHIRO WORKS CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/974874   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2001

Abstract:

Provision is made of a shampoo basin which is designed to support the neck of a person to be washed and rinsed without causing pain, with or without a cushion medium, and a combination of the shampoo basin and a chair.The shampoo basin for washing and rinsing the hair of a person sitting on a chair has a neck-supporting member 4 disposed forwardly of a basin body 2 and composed of an internal corner 41 positioned on the inner peripheral surface side of the basin body 2, an external corner 42 positioned on the outer peripheral surface side of the basin body 2, and a top surface 43 interposed between the internal and external corners 41, 42. The top surface 43 has a curvature radius larger than those of the internal and external corners 41, 42 to support the neck.

Priority: JP20010228052 Applic. Date: 2001-07-27

Inventor: HATANAKA TETSUJI [JP]


Patent No.: US6520186B2  Issued: 18/Feb/2003

Title: Reshapable hair styling composition comprising silicon-containing polycondensates

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/769311   Filing Date: 26/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A reshapable hair styling composition comprising at least one silicon-containing polycondensate chosen from polyurethanes, polyureas, and polyurethane-ureas, such as a polycondensate that is functionalized with at least one hydrolyzed or hydrolyzable silyl group, wherein said composition provides a reshapable effect.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US6521238B1  Issued: 18/Feb/2003

Title: Composition containing an opacifier or pearlescent agent and at least one fatty alcohol

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/361604   Filing Date: 26/Jul/1999

Abstract:

Compositions comprising at least one surfactant base, at least one linear, saturated, long-chain fatty alcohol containing at least 50% by weight, relative to the total weight of said at least one linear, saturated, long-chain fatty alcohol, of at least one linear, saturated, long-chain fatty alcohol containing 22 carbon atoms, and at least one additional ingredient chosen from opacifiers and pearlescent agents. The invention also relates to the use of such fatty alcohols or mixture of fatty alcohols to give a pearling effect to and/or to enhance the pearling effect of compositions comprising at least one surfactant base and at least one additional ingredient chosen from opacifiers and pearlescent agents. The compositions according to the invention are used in particular as rinse-out products, in particular for washing and conditioning keratin substances, such as human hair.

Priority: FR19980009562 Applic. Date: 1998-07-27

Inventor: MULLER RAINER [DE]; BEAUQUEY BERNARD [FR]


Patent No.: US6521595B1  Issued: 18/Feb/2003

Title: Nonimmunosuppressive [gamma-hydroxy-methylleucine4] cyclosporin A, hair growth stimulator and external composition for skin using the same

Applicant/Assignee: LG CHEMICAL, LTD

Application No.: 09/580694   Filing Date: 30/May/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to methods for treating alopecia and stimulating hair growth and pharmaceutical compositions using nonimmunosuppressive [gamma-hydroxy-methylleucine4] cyclosporin A having superior hair growth-promoting effect, wherein the hydroxyl group is added to the carbon position of No. 4 methylleucine of cyclosporin A by the microorganism.

Priority: KR19990051646 Applic. Date: 1999-11-19; KR20000014837 Applic. Date: 2000-03-23

Inventor: KIM SANG-NYUN [KR]; AHN HO-JEONG [KR]; KIM MYUNG-KEE [KR]; KIM JONG-IL [KR]; KIM JUNG-HUN [KR]; LEE CHANG-WOO [KR]; LEE MIN-HO [KR]; KIM CHANG-DEOK [KR]; CHO HO-SONG [KR]; KIM HYUN-SIK [KR]; JUNG MIN-HWAN [KR]; KIM SEUNG-JIN [KR]


Patent No.: US6524563B1  Issued: 25/Feb/2003

Title: Hair treatment compositions

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

Application No.: 09/696444   Filing Date: 25/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A hair treatment composition which comprises 0.01-5.0 wt % of a particulate substance which is substantially unagglomerated or unaggregated prior to incorporation in the composition, which particulate substance has a modal primary particle size of 7-40 nm, and a Youngs modulus of at least 4 Gpa, preferably at least 6 GPa.

Priority: GB19990025439 Applic. Date: 1999-10-27

Inventor: WIRE STEPHEN LEE [GB]; RUTHERFORD KEITH LESLIE [GB]; RILEY ROBERT GEORGE [GB]; BIRTWISTLE DAVID HOWARD [US]


Patent No.: US6524564B1  Issued: 25/Feb/2003

Title: Urethane(meth)acrylates containing siloxane groups and able to undergo free-radical polymerization

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 09/762929   Filing Date: 14/Feb/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to free-radically polymerizable, siloxane-containing urethane (meth)acrylates which comprise, in incorporated form,a) at least one compound which contains at least one active hydrogen atom and at least one free-radically polymerizable alpha,beta-ethylenically unsaturated double bond per molecule,b) at least one diisocyanate,c) at least one compound which contains two active hydrogen atoms per molecules,d) at least one compound which contains at least one active hydrogen atom and at least one siloxane group per molecule,to water-soluble or water-dispersible polymers which comprise these urethane (meth)acrylates in copolymerized form, to the use of these polymers, and to cosmetic compositions which comprise these polymers.

Priority: DE19981038852 Applic. Date: 1998-08-26; DE19991023276 Applic. Date: 1999-05-20; WO1999EP06234 Applic. Date: 1999-08-25

Inventor: KIM SON NGUYEN [DE]; SANNER AXEL [DE]; SCHEHLMANN VOLKER [DE]


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.: US6524594B1  Issued: 25/Feb/2003

Title: Foaming oil gel compositions

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 09/579737   Filing Date: 26/May/2000

Abstract:

A gelled oil composition containing an emulsifier, a gelling agent, an oil, and a surfactant which, when applied to the skin in the presence of water, produces a significant amount of foam. After the composition is rinsed from the skin, a non-greasy, oil residue is left thereon.

Priority: US19990140605P Applic. Date: 1999-06-23

Inventor: SANTORA DELORES M [US]; HOPKINS JOHN [GB]; MCCULLOCH LAURA J [GB]


Patent No.: US6524604B1  Issued: 25/Feb/2003

Title: Method, composition and kit to remove lice ova from the hair

Applicant/Assignee: DEL LABORATORIES, INC

Application No.: 09/621255   Filing Date: 21/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A composition for removal of lice ova or nits from the hair of human subjects comprises about 1-50% by weight of dimethylisosorbide (DMI) in an aqueous vehicle having a neutral to acidic pH. The composition is preferably in the form of a gel or a liquid shampoo, the shampoo preferably including an active pediculicidal or ovicidal agent. A method of removing lice ova from human hair comprises the application of the novel composition to the hair and subsequent removal thereof, e.g., by rinsing with water. Any unremoved ova can be physically dislodged by combing. The composition can also be included with a fine tooth nit comb in a kit for removal of lice ova from human hair.

Priority:

Inventor: OZELKAN SERAP [US]; ZHANG ZEGONG [US]; MALAYEV VYACHESLAV [US]


Patent No.: US6524614B2  Issued: 25/Feb/2003

Title: Compositions and methods for controlling deposition of water-insoluble ingredients

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/934488   Filing Date: 23/Aug/2001

Abstract:

A composition useful in a delivery system for water-insoluble ingredient(s) containing at least one organic phospholipid capable of forming bilayers in aqueous solution

at least one amphoteric surfactant present in an amount by weight equal to or greater than the amount of the phospholipid

at least one nonionic surfactant present in an amount by weight equal to or greater than the amount of the phospholipid

and at least one cationic polymer, wherein the cationic polymer functions to control the amount of water-insoluble ingredient(s) deposited on keratinous substances. A method for treating keratinous substances with the compositions and delivery systems is also disclosed. In addition, the amount of water-insoluble ingredient(s) to be deposited can be controlled by varying the amount of the phospholipid, the nonionic surfactant, or both.

Priority: US1998-205692 Applic. Date: 1998-12-04

Inventor: CANNELL DAVID W [US]; NGUYEN NGHI [US]; MATHUR HITENDRA [US]; ESPINO CYNTHIA [US]


Patent No.: US6526309B1  Issued: 25/Feb/2003

Title: Transcranial in vivo examination of brain tissue

Applicant/Assignee: NON-INVASIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC

Application No.: 09/440922   Filing Date: 16/Nov/1999

Abstract:

An optical system and method for transcranial in vivo examination of brain tissue includes a spectrophotometer coupled to an array of optical fibers and a processor. The array of optical fibers is constructed to transmit optical radiation of a visible to infra-red wavelength. The optical fibers have distal ends projected through the hair into contact with a surface of the scalp and arranged over a selected geometrical pattern. The spectrophotometer includes at least one light source constructed to emit optical radiation of the visible or infra-red wavelength and at least one light detector constructed to detect radiation that has migrated from a first of said distal ends within the brain tissue to a second of the distal ends. A sequencer is constructed to control introduction of radiation from a first distal end and constructed to control detection of radiation after arriving at a second distal end using a transmission/reception algorithm over the geometrical pattern. A processor is arranged to provide the transmission/reception algorithm and receive signals of the detected radiation from the detector, wherein the processor is arranged to produce a succession of optical data sets over time to monitor evolution of a tissue state of the examined brain tissue.

Priority: US1997-860789 Applic. Date: 1997-10-06; WO1996US00235 Applic. Date: 1996-01-02; US1995-367939 Applic. Date: 1995-01-03

Inventor: CHANCE BRITTON [US]


Patent No.: US6526605B2  Issued: 04/Mar/2003

Title: Automatic hair washer

Applicant/Assignee: OOHIRO WORKS, LTD

Application No.: 09/961500   Filing Date: 24/Sep/2001

Abstract:

An automatic hair washer comprises a hair washing cistern into which the head of a person whose hair is to be washed can be inserted, and hair washing means for spouting hot water into the hair washing cistern to wash the hair of the person, and further, a head support for supporting the head of the person in the hair washing cistern. Therefore, the automatic hair washer can wash the back of the neck of the person sufficiently, without putting a big burden on the neck.

Priority: JP20000334997 Applic. Date: 2000-11-01

Inventor: SHIMIZU HIROHISA [JP]


Patent No.: US6527150B2  Issued: 04/Mar/2003

Title: Device for dispensing a product using propellant packaged separately from the product

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/736302   Filing Date: 15/Dec/2000

Abstract:

A device for packaging a product, particularly a cosmetic product, and for dispensing it under pressure includes a container which, at least in part, is translucent or transparent. The container delimits two compartments separated from one another in a sealed fashion. A first compartment is in communication with a valve fitted to the device, and contains the product to be dispensed under pressure. A second compartment contains a propellant in the form of a liquefied gas. A retainer is provided inside the second compartment and is capable of trapping the liquid phase of the propellant, the retainer having at least one portion which is permeable to the gaseous phase of the propellant.

Priority: FR19990015820 Applic. Date: 1999-12-15

Inventor: BENOIST JEAN-FRANCOIS [FR]


Patent No.: US6528046B1  Issued: 04/Mar/2003

Title: Clear hair treatment composition

Applicant/Assignee: WELLA AG

Application No.: 09/691761   Filing Date: 18/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A hair-treating agent is described which is preferably in the form of an optically clear, transparent or translucent product and which contains (A) at least one hair-care silicone compound having at least one hydrophilic group, (B) at least one nonionic, amphiphilic associative thickener containing at least one hydrophilic group and optionally (C) at least one hair-care substance having at least one cationic group, in a cosmetically appropriate base. The agent is used as a leave-in hair treatment or as a hair rinse, thus conditioning the hair and conferring to it gloss and volume.

Priority: US19990160967P Applic. Date: 1999-10-22

Inventor: SCHMENGER JUERGEN [DE]; ABELS WILHELM [US]; JAHEDSHOAR MEHRDAD [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.: 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.: US6531628B1  Issued: 11/Mar/2003

Title: Substantive water-soluble 2-hydroxy sulfobetaines of cinnamidoalkylamines

Applicant/Assignee: GALAXY SURFACTANTS LTD

Application No.: 10/104162   Filing Date: 22/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Substantive UV-absorbing water-soluble 2-hydroxy sulfobetaine of cinnamidoalkylamines of Formula I. Hair, skin and fabric care compositions containing the compounds of Formula I.wherein, R1 is a substituent, selected from H, halo, -OH, -NH2, -NO2, -OCH3, -N(CH3)2, alkyl groups containing from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, alkoxy groups containing from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, alkylamino or N,N-dialkylamino groups containing from 1 to 6 carbon atoms

R2 is selected from hydrogen, alkyl group containing from 1 to 12 carbon atoms

R3 and R4 are independently selected from benzyl, alkyl group containing from 1 to 12 carbon atoms,n is an integer from 1 to 6.

Priority: IN2001MU00782 Applic. Date: 2001-08-10; IN2001MU00943 Applic. Date: 2001-09-28

Inventor: KOSHTI NIRMAL MADHUKAR [IN]; JAWALE ARUN HARCHANDRA [IN]; PARAB BHARAT BHIKAJI [IN]; NAIK SHUBHANGI DATTARAM [IN]; MOGHE MANASI DATTATRAYA [IN]; JADHAV TANAJI SHAMRAO [IN]; NASHTE SUBHASH SHIVLING [IN]


Patent No.: US6533873B1  Issued: 18/Mar/2003

Title: Suspending clear cleansing formulation

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

Application No.: 09/630634   Filing Date: 01/Aug/2000

Abstract:

A shower gel formulation having a clear appearance is described which suspends insoluble particles, water insoluble liquids or bubbles and contains an acrylate copolymer, an anionic surfactant, a cationic polymer and, optionally, an amphoteric surfactant. The method of use of the clear shower gel is also described.

Priority: US19990153355P Applic. Date: 1999-09-10

Inventor: MARGOSIAK MARION LOUISE [US]; RAHN MICHAEL ALAN [US]; PAREDES ROSA [US]


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.: US6534455B1  Issued: 18/Mar/2003

Title: Composition for washing keratin materials, based on a detergent surfactant, a dialkyldiallylammonium homopolymer and an acrylic terpolymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/671189   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2000

Abstract:

A composition for washing keratin materials combines in a cosmetically acceptable medium:i) at least one detergent surfactant

ii) at least dialkyldiallylammonium

andiii) at least one acrylic terpolymer made from a monomer (a) chosen from a C1-C6 alkyl acrylate and a C1-C6 alkyl methacrylate

of a monomer (b) chosen from a heterocyclic vinyl compound containing at least one nitrogen or sulphur atom, a (meth)acrylamide, a mono- or di(C1-C4)alkylamino(C1-C4)alkyl (meth)acrylate and a mono- or di(C1-C4)alkylamino(C1-C4)alkyl-(meth)acrylamide

of a monomer (c) chosen from a urethane produced by reaction between a monoethylenic unsaturated isocyanate and a nonionic surfactant, a copolymerizable ethylenic surfactant monomer, a surfactant monomer of urea type, an allyl ether containing alkylenoxy groups and a nonionic monomer of urethane type.

Priority: FR19990012167 Applic. Date: 1999-09-29

Inventor: MAURIN VERONIQUE [FR]; BEAUQUEY BERNARD [FR]


Patent No.: US6537531B1  Issued: 25/Mar/2003

Title: Hydrolytically stable esters

Applicant/Assignee: PHOENIX RESEARCH CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/039975   Filing Date: 08/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The present invention deals with the certain novel esters derived from a specific 36 carbon diol and guerbet acids, which unlike other esters are surprisingly stable to hydrolysis and consequently of interest in high and low pH applications.

Priority:

Inventor: GARDNER BRYCE [US]; IMPERANTE JOHN [US]; O'LENICK JR ANTHONY J [US]


Patent No.: US6537533B2  Issued: 25/Mar/2003

Title: Hair conditioner composition that is non-irritating to the eyes

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

Application No.: 09/771868   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to hair conditioner compositions that are non-irritating to the eye and which comprise:a) a C20-C24 quaternary ammonium compound, which has ethosulfate or methosulfate as an anion

b) a second C20-C24 quaternary ammonium compound, which has chloride or bromide as an anion

c) a compound which is solid at room temperature and which is selected from the group consisting of a fatty alcohol, an ester, an amine, an amide, an acid, and a water-soluble polymer

d) optionally a compound, which is liquid at room temperature, selected from the group consisting of a water insoluble emollient, a water insoluble lubricating agent, and a water insoluble conditioning compound

andwherein a) and b) are present in a weight ratio of about 1:10 to about 10:1

are described.

Priority:

Inventor: ALVARADO ROBERT M [US]


Patent No.: US6537534B1  Issued: 25/Mar/2003

Title: Whole body skin enhancement waterless shaving system and gel creams used therein

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 08/550002   Filing Date: 30/Oct/1995

Abstract:

A waterless shaving system including a method of shavings consisting of the steps of applying a shaving product in the form of a thin transparent film of lubricant gel cream to a dry, unwetted skin surface area to be shaved thus leaving the hair in an erect and substantially rigid condition as compared to hair that has been wetted and soaked which results in the hair being hydrated and becoming limp and easily flexed or bent away from a razor blade when the blade comes into contact with the hair shaft in order to cut the erect hair shafts in a straight, transverse manner closely adjacent the skin surface area being shaved. The residual shaving product is rubbed into the skin area without washing off or rinsing off the skin area with water.

Priority: US1994-317813 Applic. Date: 1994-10-04

Inventor: ARMBRUSTER JOSEPH M [US]; ARMBRUSTER SUE B [US]


Patent No.: US6538011B1  Issued: 25/Mar/2003

Title: Composition for the antidandruff treatment of the hair and scalp based on an antidandruff active principle and on a hydroxy acid

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 09/612922   Filing Date: 10/Jul/2000

Abstract:

Cosmetic or dermatological compositions for washing and/or antidandruff treatment of hair and/or scalp comprising at least one antidandruff agent chosen from pyridinethione salts, at least 1% by weight of at least one hydroxy acid, and at least one amphoteric surface-active agent or nonionic surface-active agent of the alkyl(poly)glycoside type.

Priority: FR19990008877 Applic. Date: 1999-07-08

Inventor: MAURIN VERONIQUE [FR]; BEAUQUEY BERNARD [FR]


Patent No.: US6540791B1  Issued: 01/Apr/2003

Title: Stable alkaline hair bleaching compositions and method for use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/537451   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2000

Abstract:

An alkaline hair bleaching composition comprising (a) from about 0.01% to about 12%, by weight, of at least one oxidizing agent

(b) from about 0.2% to about 20%, by weight, of a buffering system, present in an amount sufficient to generate a pH of the composition in the range from about 5 to about 11, wherein said buffering system comprises at least one pH modifying ingredient selected from the group consisting of (i) borates buffers, (ii) alkalizing agents, and mixtures thereof

(c) from about 150 ppm to about 5,000 ppm of at least one stabilizer

and (d) from about 0.01% to about 50%, by weight, of at least one hair care ingredient selected from the group consisting of (i) surfactants, (ii) catalysts, (iii) thickeners, (iv) conditioners, and mixtures thereof.

Priority:

Inventor: DIAS LOUIS CARLOS [GB]


Patent No.: US6540984B2  Issued: 01/Apr/2003

Title: Aqueous dispersions of crystalline polymers and uses

Applicant/Assignee: LANDEC CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/764552   Filing Date: 18/Jan/2001

Abstract:

Aqueous dispersions of crystalline polymers based on hydrophobic monomers, preferably on a mixture of hydrophobic and hydrophilic monomers which contains a crosslinking monomer, particularly side chain crystalline (SCC) polymers. The dispersions are useful for providing coatings on substrates, particularly on seeds (whose dormancy is thus extended) and on fibrous substrates, particularly human hair (which thus becomes heat-settable).

Priority: US1998-210421 Applic. Date: 1998-12-11; US1996-766865 Applic. Date: 1996-12-12; US1996-769639 Applic. Date: 1996-12-12; US1997-929750 Applic. Date: 1997-09-15; WO1997US22772 Applic. Date: 1997-12-12

Inventor: STEWART RAY F [US]; BALACHANDER NATARAJAN [US]; BITLER STEVEN P [US]; PHAN LOC [US]; YOON VALENTINE Y [US]


Patent No.: US6540989B2  Issued: 01/Apr/2003

Title: Self-warming rinse out hair care compositions

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

Application No.: 09/437884   Filing Date: 09/Nov/1999

Abstract:

An anhydrous or substantially anhydrous self-warming rinse-out composition which comprises:a) a glycol,b) a quaternary ammonium compound,c) an amidoamine, andd) a silicone.

Priority: US19990146995P Applic. Date: 1999-08-03

Inventor: JANCHITRAPONVEJ BEN [US]


Patent No.: US6541441B2  Issued: 01/Apr/2003

Title: Single-dose soap unit and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/725975   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2000

Abstract:

The invention provides a single-dose soap for use only once, as a disposable soap unit, the soap unit having a high solubility in order to be quickly dissolved during a washing operation, the soap unit comprising lauryl sodium sulfate, a first hydrophilic disintegrating agent, an agglutinating agent, and a second hydrophilic disintegrating agent for causing a sudden disintegration and dissolution of the soap when contacting with a liquid for the washing operation. The invention also provides a method for manufacturing the soap unit.

Priority: AR19990006115 Applic. Date: 1999-12-01

Inventor: MUMOLI JOSE ALEJANDRO [AR]


Patent No.: US6541507B1  Issued: 01/Apr/2003

Title: Indolecarboxylic compounds for inducing/stimulating hair growth and/or retarding hair loss

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/617106   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2000

Abstract:

Indolecarboxylic acid compounds and derivatives thereof, notably 4,6-dimethoxyindole-2-carboxylic acid and derivatives thereof, are especially useful for inducing/stimulating mammalian hair growth and/or preventing/retarding mammalian hair loss.

Priority: FR19990009268 Applic. Date: 1999-07-16

Inventor: DALKO MARIA [FR]; GALEY JEAN-BAPTISTE [FR]; BERNARD BRUNO [FR]


Patent No.: US6543068B1  Issued: 08/Apr/2003

Title: Home health care bed bath

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/105859   Filing Date: 25/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed is a portable bed-bath and shower device. The device provides an oblong, inflatable bath tub unit 12 used to assist in the bathing of bed ridden patients. The bath tub or housing 12 of the device is a rubber material consisting of an electric air compressor 20, water valve 22, dirty water discharge pump 24 and hose 26, shower head 28, hook and loop straps 18, a swivel head hanger 46, storage pockets 30 for soap and wash cloths and tote cart 70. A patient can be easily placed upon the bath unit prior to the inflation thereof. The bath unit is then inflated by the electric compressor 20 and a hose 44 is connected to the water valve of the unit and at the other distal end, to a sink. Hook and loop fasteners 18 are supplied to secure the patient 14 within the bath device and to lift the limbs of a patient for easy cleaning of the limbs. A water valve 22 is also provided consisting of a control valve 38 and separate drain valve 40. A dirty water discharge pump 24 and hose 26 are supplied to empty used, dirty water from the interior of the tub 12. When the device is not in use, it may be stored away by hanging from the provided hanger unit 46 or stored within the provided tote cart 70.

Priority:

Inventor: PENNINGER ALISA [US]


Patent No.: US6544499B1  Issued: 08/Apr/2003

Title: Topical compositions comprising protected functional thiols

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/478855   Filing Date: 07/Jan/2000

Abstract:

This invention relates to a topical composition for treating amino acid based substrates comprising a protected thiol compound having the formulawhere R is a functional group, S is sulfur, and Pr is a heterocyclic protecting group, and m is an integer between 1 and 100. The invention further relates to systems which comprise this protected thiol compound and an activating mechanism. The protected thiol compounds of the present invention may be used in hair care compositions, textile care compositions, cosmetic compositions, oral care compositions, skin care, nail care, laundry care, acne care and animal care compositions. A preferred embodiment of the present invention provides a silicone composition and method for making. The composition comprises a polysiloxane or silicone resin, at least one linker, and at least one molecular hook.

Priority: US19990115278P Applic. Date: 1999-01-08; US19990129453P Applic. Date: 1999-04-15

Inventor: GLENN JR ROBERT WAYNE [GB]; KATRITZKY ALAN ROY [US]


Patent No.: US6544500B1  Issued: 08/Apr/2003

Title: Hair care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/049496   Filing Date: 13/Feb/2002

Abstract:

According to the present invention there is provided a hair care composition comprising: (a) at least one compound according to general formula (I): wherein each X is independently selected from substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated carbon

n is 0-10

R1 is selected from hydrogen, alkyl, arylalkyl or alkaryl

R2 is selected from: (i) hydrogen

(ii) alkyl, preferably C1-C8 alkyl, more preferably C1-C4 alkyl

(iii) aryl, alkaryl, arylalkyl

(iv) hydroxyalkyl, hydroxyaryl, hydroxyalkaryl, hydroxyarylalkyl

(v) -Zm-N(R5)2

(vi) -Zm-Y-C(N(R5)2)=NR5

(vii) -Zm-S-Q

(viii) -Zp-S-S-Zp-CR5(N(R5)2-COOR6

(ix) -Zm-COOR5

each m is, independently 0-8, preferably 1-4

each p is, independently, 0-2, preferably 0

each Z is, independently, selected from substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated carbon

Y is selected from a covalent bond and NR5

Q is selected from hydrogen or alkyl

R3 is selected from alkyl, aryl, alkaryl, arylalkyl, -CF3

each R4 is, independently, selected from hydrogen and alkyl (which can be aliphatic or can be bonded to the R2 position to form a ring structure)

each R5 is, independently, selected from hydrogen and alkyl

R6 is selected from hydrogen alkyl, aryl, alkaryl, arylalkyl, and -CF3

and (b) a cosmetically acceptable carrier. The compositions of the present invention provide the benefits of formulations comprising amino acids while at the same time having reduced negatives in terms of the odor and/or solubility. In addition, it is possible to formulate cosmetic compositions comprising the amino acid derivatives of the present invention at a cosmetically acceptable pH level.

Priority: GB19990013766 Applic. Date: 1999-06-14; WO2000US04707 Applic. Date: 2000-02-24

Inventor: O'TOOLE EDEL BERNADETTE [GB]; SCHOFIELD STEPHEN ROBERT [GB]


Patent No.: US6544502B2  Issued: 08/Apr/2003

Title: Skin treatment with a water soluble antibiotic dissolved in an electrolyzed water

Applicant/Assignee: WASATCH PHARMACEUTICAL INC

Application No.: 09/858261   Filing Date: 15/May/2001

Abstract:

A method for treating a skin condition by intimately combining a water soluble antibiotic with the keratin layer of the outermost layer of the cleansed epidermis. The antibiotic is dissolved in the alkaline fraction of an electrolyzed water. The solution is characterized by the absence of hydrolysis products, turbidity, and loss of potency of the antibiotic. The aqueous solution is applied to the treatment area where the water is absorbed by the keratin and the antibiotic is carried into intimate contact with the keratin after which the water is evaporated leaving the antibiotic dispersed across the treatment area.

Priority: US1996-585457 Applic. Date: 1996-01-16; US1993-153611 Applic. Date: 1993-11-17; US1992-944051 Applic. Date: 1992-09-11

Inventor: HEESCH GARY V [US]


Patent No.: US6544533B2  Issued: 08/Apr/2003

Title: 10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid compounds for promoting desquamation/epidermal renewal of the skin and/or combating skin aging

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/811424   Filing Date: 20/Mar/2001

Abstract:

10-Hydroxy-2-decenoic acid compounds, particularly the 10-hydroxydec-2-enoates, are well suited for promoting desquamation of human skin and/or stimulating epidermal renewal and thus combating intrinsic and/or extrinsic cutaneous aging.

Priority: FR19980011810 Applic. Date: 1998-09-22; WO1999FR02230 Applic. Date: 1999-09-20

Inventor: BRETON LIONEL [FR]; PINEAU NATHALIE [FR]; BENECHIE EMILE [FR]; LI MARTINE [FR]; PICOT FRANCOISE [FR]; POTIER PIERRE [FR]


Patent No.: US6544534B2  Issued: 08/Apr/2003

Title: CONDITIONER THAT PROVIDES SKIN LIKE AN ANGEL

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/934351   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2001

Abstract:

A skin conditioner made of all natural ingredients that eliminates body dandruff leaving the skin able to breathe and feeling soft and supple

"skin like an angel". The conditioner can be heated prior to application in order to provide a more relaxing feel to the user and is massaged into the skin of all or part of the body. Thereafter, the conditioner is rinsed or showered off. The conditioner can also be massaged into the scalp to eliminate dandruff and condition the scalp and hair. Ingredients of the conditioner include sea salt, Epsom salt, almond oil, apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, aloe vera gel, castor oil, vitamin E, vegetable glycerin and soap. Essential oils may optionally be included in the conditioner to add fragrance. The preferred soap is castile however other soaps such as antibacterial soap can be used.

If the product is heated prior to use, it should not be heated above 100 DEG F. in order to prevent a change in the molecular structure of some of the ingredients.

Priority:

Inventor: MALMGREN JANICE K [US]; MORENO SONYA K [US]


Patent No.: US6544535B2  Issued: 08/Apr/2003

Title: Composition for improving cooling sensation effects

Applicant/Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORP

Application No.: 09/974723   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A composition containing a cooling-sensation imparting substance and a cationic surfactant results in an excellent cooling sensation effect. A composition additionally containing vanilylalkyl ether, wherein the alkyl group has 1 to 6 carbon atoms, is also effective as a composition for improving cooling sensation effect. The present composition for improving cooling sensation effect improves cooling sensation effect while also sustaining that effect. In particular, the present invention provides a composition for improving cooling sensation effect that is able to impart a cooling sensation effect and sustain that effect when used after washing the hair using a shampoo containing no cooling sensation substance or a shampoo containing only a small amount of cooling sensation substance.

Priority: JP20000308871 Applic. Date: 2000-10-10

Inventor: SAKURAI KAZUTOSHI [JP]; SHIROYAMA KENICHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6547106B2  Issued: 15/Apr/2003

Title: Pump for dispensing a product

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/779622   Filing Date: 09/Feb/2001

Abstract:

A pump for use with a device for containing and dispensing a product may include a single-piece vessel of unitary construction defining a variable-volume chamber. The vessel may include a first wall and a second wall. The pump may include an inlet slit on the first wall, the inlet slit being configured to open one way in response to a decreased pressure in the chamber. The pump may also include an outlet slit on the second wall, the outlet slit being configured to open one way in response to an increased pressure in the chamber. The vessel may be configured to deform from a first position occupying a first volume to a second position occupying a second volume in response to a pressure applied to the vessel. The pump may be used in combination with a container to form a device for containing and dispensing a product.

Priority: FR20000001594 Applic. Date: 2000-02-09

Inventor: BONNINGUE PHILIPPE [FR]


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.: US6548051B2  Issued: 15/Apr/2003

Title: Hair styling composition comprising adhesive particles

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/930187   Filing Date: 16/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Hair styling compositions that comprise at least one adhesive particle, optionally in a cosmetically acceptable carrier, wherein said at least one adhesive particle comprises at least one substrate and an at least partial coating, wherein said at least partial coating comprises at least one adhesive, wherein the at least one substrate and the at least partial coating are not the same, and wherein the at least one adhesive particle has a mean length greater than 1 micron. The present invention also relates to methods of providing a holding and/or reshapable effect to the hair using the compositions of the invention and methods of manufacturing of said compositions.

Priority: US20000225644P Applic. Date: 2000-08-16; US20000229306P Applic. Date: 2000-09-01

Inventor: GARNIER NATHALIE [US]; SAMAIN HENRI [FR]


Patent No.: US6548474B1  Issued: 15/Apr/2003

Title: Disubstituted cycloalkanones as fragrance materials

Applicant/Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION TAKASAGO INSTITUTE FOR INTERDISIPLINARY SCIENCE INC

Application No.: 09/105165   Filing Date: 26/Jun/1998

Abstract:

Disubstituted cycloalkanones are prepared from one of 2-cyclopentylidenecyclopentan-1-one, 2-cyclohexylidenecyclohexan-1-one, 2-cyclopentylidenecyclohexan-1-one, or 2-cyclohexylidenecyclopentan-1-one. The resulting compounds were analyzed for their odor characteristics. The different compounds exhibited varied odor characteristics, which were not predictable from the structures of the compounds. The compounds are useful in the preparation of fragrance compositions and products formed from same.

Priority:

Inventor: GREEN CARTER B [US]; NAKATSU TETSUO [US]; LUPO JR ANDREW T [US]


Patent No.: US6548690B2  Issued: 15/Apr/2003

Title: Porous polymethylsilsesquioxane with adsorbent properties

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 09/875334   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2001

Abstract:

The present application describes a porous polymethylsilsesquioxane (PMS) having a specific surface area between approximately 50 m2/g and 500 m2/g, a pore volume between approximately 0.1 cm3/g and 0.8 cm3/g, a monolayer volume between approximately 10 cm3/g and 60 cm3/g, a pore radius smaller than 1 nm for 90% of the pores and insolubility in water and organic solvents.The PMS according to the invention is prepared by precipitation of a polymethylsiliconate of the general formulain which n is a whole number between approximately 20 and 100 and M is an alkaline metal or alkaline-earth metal or NH4+.

Priority: CH19980002533 Applic. Date: 1998-12-22; WO1999IB02019 Applic. Date: 1999-12-16

Inventor: MIMOUN HUBERT [FR]


Patent No.: US6551625B1  Issued: 22/Apr/2003

Title: Inhibiting disagreeable odors with extracts of undifferentiated plant cells

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/609321   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2000

Abstract:

Disagreeable/objectionable odors, notably body and sweat odors, are inhibited by treating the situs of same, for example the skin, hair and/or mucous membranes of a human subject, with hygienic/deodorant compositions comprising effective odor-/body odor-inhibiting amounts of at least one extract of undifferentiated plant cells.

Priority: FR19990008569 Applic. Date: 1999-07-02

Inventor: HILAIRE PASCAL [FR]; MARTIN RICHARD [FR]; COURBIERE CHRISTOPHE [FR]


Patent No.: US6551970B2  Issued: 22/Apr/2003

Title: Detergent cosmetic compositions for hair-care application and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/058796   Filing Date: 30/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to new detergent and conditioning hair-care compositions comprising (A) a washing base comprising an anionic surfactant and an amphoteric C10-C14 alkylbetaine surfactant, (B) a conditioning system comprising at least one cationic guar gum and at least one insoluble silicone, the silicone being introduced into the composition in non-emulsified form, and (C) a cosmetically acceptable medium, as well as a process of cleansing and conditioning the hair by application of the composition.

Priority: FR19960005643 Applic. Date: 1996-05-06; US1998-180326 Applic. Date: 1998-11-05

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


Patent No.: US6551997B1  Issued: 22/Apr/2003

Title: Engineered polypeptides in personal care applications

Applicant/Assignee: BIOSIL RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC

Application No.: 10/127039   Filing Date: 22/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to process for conditioning hair and skin in which the skin has applied to it a polypeptide having between 20 and 60 amino acids in a polypeptide, having cysteine as at least 10% of the amino acids units and proline as at least 5% of the amino acid units.

Priority:

Inventor: BUFFA CHARLES W [US]; O'LENICK JR ANTHONY J [US]; GENZALE MEGAN [US]


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.: US6552212B2  Issued: 22/Apr/2003

Title: Benzoate esters of hydroxyl terminated polyether polysiloxane copolyols and process for producing same

Applicant/Assignee: FINETEX, INC FINETEX, INC

Application No.: 09/854852   Filing Date: 14/May/2001

Abstract:

Compositions of matter comprising benzoate esters of hydroxyl terminated polyether polysiloxane copolyols, in particular dimethicone copolyol benzoates, and process for preparing same. The benzoate esters are useful for personal care cleansing products, such as bar and liquid soaps, skin and hair care products and textiles and fibers. The compounds are prepared by reacting benzoic acid with hydroxyl terminated polyether polysiloxane copolyols.

Priority:

Inventor: WALELE ISMAIL I [US]; SYED SAMAD A [US]


Patent No.: US6555100B1  Issued: 29/Apr/2003

Title: Compositions for treating keratinous materials containing a combination of a zwitterion polymer and a water insoluble non-volatile silicon

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/380087   Filing Date: 19/Oct/1999

Abstract:

The invention relates to a composition for treating keratin substances, in particular the hair, containing, in a cosmetically and/or dermatologically acceptable aqueous medium, at least:a) one zwitterionic polymer resulting from the copolymerization of at least one monomer of formula (I): in which R1 and R2, which may be identical or different, represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl radical, and R3, R4 and R5, which may be identical or different, represent a linear or branched alkyl radical containing from 1 to 4 carbon atoms,Z represents an NH group or an oxygen atom,n is an integer from 2 to 5,A- is an anion derived from an organic or inorganic acid,and at least one monomer of formula (II): in which R6 and R7, which may be identical or different, represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl radical

the said polymer being soluble in water to a concentration of 1% by weight at a pH below 6 and at 20 DEG C.

b) one non-amino, non-volatile, water-insoluble silicone with a viscosity of greater than 3x10-5 m2/s (300 centistokes).

Priority: FR19970016807 Applic. Date: 1997-12-31; WO1998FR02688 Applic. Date: 1998-12-10

Inventor: RESTLE SERGE [FR]; CAUWET-MARTIN DANIILE [FR]


Patent No.: US6555117B2  Issued: 29/Apr/2003

Title: PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING LINEAR TOUGHENED SILICONE GRAFTED POLYMERS

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 08/846058   Filing Date: 25/Apr/1997

Abstract:

Disclosed are personal care compositions, such as haircare, cosmetic and nail compositions containing linear toughened silicone grafted polymers.

Priority:

Inventor: MIDHA SANJEEV [US]; MCDONOUGH SEAN PATRICK [US]


Patent No.: US6557562B2  Issued: 06/May/2003

Title: Hair perming method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/802339   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The present invention is deemed to change the very perming concepts and methods that have been used for decades. This new invention relates to the art of permanent waving of hair and reveals an innovative new perming system particularly for the professional salon industry and also for the retail home perm industry. The innovative techniques and concepts of perming with ultra gentle formulations and very short processing times will offer many great safety benefits for the salon clients, hairdressers, environment, and the perm industry. The new invention is primarily designed and focused on dramatically reducing the perming chemicals, the processing time, and the malodor associated with perming by 50 to 75% of the conventional perming products.

Achieving a superior perm result using the mildest perm products and shortest processing time in the safest way with least damage to the hair is the highlight of this invention.

Priority:

Inventor: RATHNAM JAYASEELAN [US]


Patent No.: US6558697B2  Issued: 06/May/2003

Title: Compositions and methods for treating hair and skin using aqueous delivery systems

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/934469   Filing Date: 23/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Compositions containing at least one organic phospholipid capable of forming bilayers in aqueous solution

at least one amphoteric surfactant

and at least one nonionic surfactant present in an amount by weight equal to or greater than the amount of the phospholipid

where the phospholipid and surfactants are present in a combined amount sufficient to allow at least one water-insoluble ingredient selected from waxes and unneutralized and partially neutralized water-insoluble polymers, resins, and latexes to be incorporated into an aqueous solution. A delivery system containing the composition and methods for styling hair and for treating keratinous substances are also disclosed.

Priority: US1998-207656 Applic. Date: 1998-12-09

Inventor: CANNELL DAVID W [US]; MATHUR HITRENDRA [US]; NGUYEN NGHI [US]; ESPINO CYNTHIA [US]


Patent No.: US6562324B1  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: Polymers in cosmetics and personal care products

Applicant/Assignee: MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING

Application No.: 08/460958   Filing Date: 05/Jun/1995

Abstract:

Cosmetic compositions are provided containing vinyl-silicone graft or block copolymers of the formula

Priority: US1993-101415 Applic. Date: 1993-08-03; US1993-881946 Applic. Date: 1993-05-11

Inventor: KUMAR KANTA [US]; KUMAR RAMESH C [US]; MITRA SMARAJIT [US]


Patent No.: US6562325B2  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: USE OF STABILIZED STARCHES IN LOW VOC, POLYACRYLIC ACID-CONTAINING HAIR COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: NATIONAL STARCH AND CHEMICAL INVESTMENT HOLDING CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/277784   Filing Date: 29/Mar/1999

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a low VOC, non-aerosol, polyacrylic acid containing hair cosmetic compositions which contain stabilized starches, particularly those derivatized by alkylene oxides, about 01.-0.0% polyacrylic acid, up to about 15% solvent, and water. The derivatized starch may be hydrolyzed, particularly enzymatically hydrolyzed by at least one endo-enzyme. In addition, the starch may be cationically modified with a low degree of substitution. Use of such starches is novel and advantageous in that they are compatible with polyacrylic acid, providing a clear, solution with a stable viscosity. Further, the resultant composition provides a clear film which is not tacky, good stiffness, and improved humidity resistance.

Priority: US1998-057826 Applic. Date: 1998-04-09

Inventor: VITALE MELISSA J [US]; TOLCHINSKY MARIA [US]; MARTINO GARY T [US]; SOLAREK DANIEL B [US]; COTTRELL IAN W [US]


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.: US6562772B1  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: Composition for washing keratin materials, based on a detergent surfactant, a nacreous and/or opacifying agent and an acrylic terpolymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/671191   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2000

Abstract:

A composition for washing keratin materials combines in a cosmetically acceptable medium:i) at least one anionic, amphoteric or nonionic detergent surfactant

ii) at least 1.5% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition, of a nacreous and/or opacifying agent

andiii) at least one acrylic terpolymer made from a monomer (a) chosen from a C1-C6 alkyl acrylate and a C1-C6 alkyl methacrylate

of a monomer (b) chosen from a heterocyclic vinyl compound containing at least one nitrogen or sulphur atom, a (meth)acrylamide, a mono- or di(C1-C4)alkylamino(C1-C4)alkyl (meth)acrylate and a mono- or di(C1-C4)alkylamino(C1-C4)alkyl(meth)acrylamide

of a monomer (c) chosen from a urethane produced by reaction between a monoethylenic unsaturated isocyanate and a nonionic surfactant, a copolymerizable ethylenic surfactant monomer, a surfactant monomer of urea type, an allyl ether containing alkylenoxy groups and a nonionic monomer of urethane type.

Priority: FR19990012169 Applic. Date: 1999-09-29

Inventor: MAURIN VERONIQUE [FR]; BEAUQUEY BERNARD [FR]


Patent No.: US6562780B2  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: Esters derived from alkanolamines, dicarboxylic acids and fatty alcohols and the cationic surfactants obtainable therefrom

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/126549   Filing Date: 22/Apr/2002

Abstract:

Esters derived from alkanolamines, dicarboxylic acids and fatty alcohols and the cationic surfactants obtainable therefrom. Novel alkanolamine esters based on the esterification reaction of alkanolamines, optionally alkoxylated, dicarboxylic acids and fatty alcohols, optionally alkoxylated, as well as the cationic surfactants and esterquats obtainable therefrom, are described. The cationic surfactants and esterquats thus obtained exhibit a high degree of efficacy in softening and conditioning natural and synthetic fibers such as textiles, paper and hair, and are therefore usable in treatments for softening and conditioning the said fibers. Novel aqueous fabric-softening compositions which contain the cationic surfactants and esterquats mentioned, optionally in combination with other active softening substances, are also described.

Priority: US2001-874981 Applic. Date: 2001-06-07

Inventor: OSES MARIA JOSE BERMEJO [ES]; FERRER JOSEP VILARET [ES]; TOMAS MARISA MUMBRU [ES]


Patent No.: US6565837B2  Issued: 20/May/2003

Title: Organosilicone having a carboxyl functional group thereon

Applicant/Assignee: MONA INDUSTRIES, INC

Application No.: 09/850302   Filing Date: 07/May/2001

Abstract:

A method for producing polysiloxane compositions, including an amphoteric class of organosilicone compositions, is provided. The polysiloxane compositions are characterized as having the formula:wherein: R1, which can be the same or different, is selected from R2, an amine or diamine containing group of the formula -F1-Bn3-F-NH2, -OR11, and at least one pyrrolidone-containing functional carboxyl group of the general formula:wherein R5 is hydrogen, lower alkyl (C1-6) or alkali metal

F1 is linear or branched alkylene

F is linear or branched alkylene of 1-10 carbon atoms

n2 is 0 or 1, B is -NR9, wherein R9 is hydrogen or lower alkyl (C1-6)

R11 is hydrogen or lower alkyl (C1-6), R2 can be the same or different and is selected from alkyl, aryl or olefinic

R3 and R4, which may be the same or different are selected from alkyl, aryl, capped or uncapped polyoxyalkylene, alkaryl, aralkylene or alkenyl

a is an integer from 0 to 50,000

and b is an integer from 0 to 100.

Priority: US1998-167167 Applic. Date: 1998-10-06; US1996-651730 Applic. Date: 1996-05-22

Inventor: FOST DENNIS L [US]; BERGER ABE [US]


Patent No.: US6565863B1  Issued: 20/May/2003

Title: Cosmetic compositions, in particular for cleansing the skin

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/648765   Filing Date: 28/Aug/2000

Abstract:

A transparent aqueous composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, (i) at least one acylisethionate, and (ii) at least one protein hydrolysate containing a hydrophobic group, in an amount which is sufficient to dissolve the acylisethionate in the composition.

Priority: FR19990011521 Applic. Date: 1999-09-15

Inventor: GUILLOU VERONIQUE [FR]; SEBILLOTTE-ARNAUD LAURENCE [FR]


Patent No.: US6569663B1  Issued: 27/May/2003

Title: Serine protease variants having amino acid substitutions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/646982   Filing Date: 25/Sep/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to variants of serine proteases having decreased immunogenicity relative to their corresponding wild-type proteases. More particularly, the present invention relates to variants having a modified amino acid sequence of a wild-type amino acid sequence, wherein the modified amino acid sequence comprises a substitution of one or more specifically identified positions corresponding to subtilisin BPN'. The invention further relates to mutant genes encoding such variants and cleaning and personal care compositions comprising such variants.

Priority: WO1999IB00518 Applic. Date: 1999-03-25; US19980079397P Applic. Date: 1998-03-26

Inventor: RUBINGH DONN NELTON [US]; SIKORSKI ELIZABETH ELLEN [US]; CORREA PAUL ELLIOTT [US]


Patent No.: US6569825B1  Issued: 27/May/2003

Title: Aqueous cleansing composition comprising short chain and long chain anionic surfactants

Applicant/Assignee: HELENE CURTIS, INC

Application No.: 09/437885   Filing Date: 09/Nov/1999

Abstract:

The invention relates to an aqueous cleansing composition which comprises a combination of short and long chain anionic surfactants that provide mild cleansing and good lathering.

Priority: GB19960023935 Applic. Date: 1996-11-18; US1997-965519 Applic. Date: 1997-11-06

Inventor: PRATLEY STUART KEITH [GB]


Patent No.: US6572844B2  Issued: 03/Jun/2003

Title: Method for lightening and highlighting hair

Applicant/Assignee: HELENE CURTIS, INC

Application No.: 10/023005   Filing Date: 17/Dec/2001

Abstract:

There is described a conditioning composition for conditioning, lightening and highlighting hair which comprises:(i) a peroxygen compound

and(ii) a conditioning agent,said composition having a pH of 5 or less. There is also described a method for conditioning lightening and highlighting hair which comprises treating said hair with a composition of the invention.

Priority: US2000-558235 Applic. Date: 2000-04-24; US1998-138189 Applic. Date: 1998-08-21

Inventor: NEWELL GERALD [US]; PYLES DANIEL RAYMOND [US]


Patent No.: US6572869B2  Issued: 03/Jun/2003

Title: Cosmetic compositions comprising at least one cationic polymer and at least one nonionic associative polymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/402781   Filing Date: 14/Jan/2000

Abstract:

A cosmetic composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one cationic polymer containing at least one acrylamide unit or acrylamide derivative, and at least one nonionic associative polymer containing at least one fatty chain.

Priority: FR19980001775 Applic. Date: 1998-02-13; WO1998FR02864 Applic. Date: 1998-12-23

Inventor: DOUIN VERONIQUE [FR]; LOPEZ JUAN [FR]; CERVANTES FREDERIC [FR]


Patent No.: US6572892B1  Issued: 03/Jun/2003

Title: Cosmetic or dermopharmaceutical composition in the form of beads and methods for preparing same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/719852   Filing Date: 19/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The invention concerns an anhydrous solid composition comprising at least a hydrophobic wax, an oil and talcum, having preferably the form of beads with size ranging from 1 to 10000 microns. The beads can contain a cosmetic or pharmaceutical active principle, pigments or an agri-food constituent. The invention also concerns the method for preparing said beads.

Priority: FR19980007612 Applic. Date: 1998-06-17; WO1999FR01445 Applic. Date: 1999-06-16

Inventor: IOULALEN KARIM [FR]; RAYNAL ROSANNE [FR]


Patent No.: US6575330B2  Issued: 10/Jun/2003

Title: Container cap

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/877062   Filing Date: 11/Jun/2001

Abstract:

A cap for a container may comprise a body, an outlet orifice for dispensing a product from a container, a lid configured to selectively cover at least a portion of the outlet orifice, a snap hinge coupling the lid to the body, and at least one shut-off flap. The at least one shut-off flap may selectively allow the product to be dispensed from the outlet orifice. The at least one shut-off flap and the body may be a single piece formed of a material substantially the same as a material forming the snap hinge.

Priority: FR20000007445 Applic. Date: 2000-06-09

Inventor: ROUSSELET GUILHEM [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.: US6576702B2  Issued: 10/Jun/2003

Title: Plasticized waterborne polyurethane dispersions and manufacturing process

Applicant/Assignee: NOVEON IP HOLDINGS CORP

Application No.: 09/908045   Filing Date: 18/Jul/2001

Abstract:

Waterborne polyurethane dispersions are prepared by reacting (1) at least one polyisocyanate

(2) at least one active hydrogen containing compound, such as a polyol or a polyamide

and (3) preferably also at least one water-dispersability enhancing compound having water-dispersion enhancing groups, in order to form an isocyanate terminated prepolymer. The prepolymer subsequently is (1) optionally neutralized by reaction with at least one neutralizing agent, (2) dispersed in water, and then (3) chain extended by reaction with at least one of water, inorganic or organic polyamine having an average of about 2 or more primary and/or secondary amine groups, or combinations thereof. At least one plasticizer is introduced into the reaction mixture at any time during prepolymer formation or before the prepolymer is dispersed in water.

The plasitcizer substantially or completely replaces other organic diluents or solvents. Various types of plasticizers may be employed, including reactive plasticizers.

Priority: US20000219560P Applic. Date: 2000-07-20

Inventor: ANDERLE GARY A [US]; LENHARD SUSAN L [US]; LUBNIN ALEXANDER V [US]; SNOW GEORGE E [US]; TAMARESELVY KRISHNAN [US]


Patent No.: US6581808B2  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Cap for dispensing container having separate dispensing orifice and air intake passage

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/817262   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2001

Abstract:

A dispensing cap for a product container, preferably a cosmetic product container, is provided. The cap includes a movable member comprising a valving portion capable of selectively opening and closing a product-dispensing orifice depending upon pressure within the container. The cap also includes an elastically deformable mounting element coupled to the movable member to retain the movable member on the cap, and the mounting element comprises a sealing member configured to selectively open and close at least one air intake passage, the air intake passage being separate from the product-dispensing orifice.

Priority: FR20000003847 Applic. Date: 2000-03-27

Inventor: DE LAFORCADE VINCENT [FR]


Patent No.: US6582685B1  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Hydroxyl-functionalized dendritic macromolecules in topical cosmetic and personal care compositions

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

Application No.: 09/650057   Filing Date: 29/Aug/2000

Abstract:

The invention provides a cosmetic and personal care composition, preferably a hair styling composition such as spray, gel or mousse, comprising a hydroxyl-functionalized dendritic macromolecule. Preferably the dendritic macromolecule is built up from polyester units.

Priority: GB19990020770 Applic. Date: 1999-09-02

Inventor: ADAMS GERALD [GB]; ASHTON MELANIE RUTH [GB]; KHOSHDEL EZAT [GB]


Patent No.: US6582686B1  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Water soluble conditioning complexes

Applicant/Assignee: BIOSIL RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC

Application No.: 09/973587   Filing Date: 09/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to a series of novel salt complexes that are made by neutralizing a fatty ammonium compound which is cationic with an anionic compound, producing a salt complex. The compounds of the present invention are water soluble, non-irritating to the eye and skin and are well suited to personal care applications.

Priority: US2000-483899 Applic. Date: 2000-01-18

Inventor: O'LENICK JR ANTHONY J [US]; BUFFA CHARLES W [US]


Patent No.: US6582710B2  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Products for topical applications comprising oil bodies

Applicant/Assignee: SEMBIOSYS GENETICS INC

Application No.: 10/058125   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The present invention provides novel emulsion formulations which comprise oil bodies. The invention also provides a method for preparing the emulsions and the use of the emulsions in products for topical application to the skin. The products are very mild to the skin and may be easily formulated into a wide variety of personal care and dermatological products.

Priority: US2000-577147 Applic. Date: 2000-05-24; US1999-448600 Applic. Date: 1999-11-24; US1998-084777 Applic. Date: 1998-05-27; US19970047753P Applic. Date: 1997-05-27; US19970047779P Applic. Date: 1997-05-27; US19980075863P Applic. Date: 1998-02-25; US19980075864P Applic. Date: 1998-02-25

Inventor: DECKERS HARM M [CA]; ROOIJEN GIJS VAN [CA]; BOOTHE JOSEPH [CA]; GOLL JANIS [CA]; MOLONEY MAURICE M [CA]


Patent No.: US6585964B1  Issued: 01/Jul/2003

Title: Method for preventing or minimizing biodegradation of a substance

Applicant/Assignee: BIOSPHERICS INCORPORATED

Application No.: 09/305739   Filing Date: 06/May/1999

Abstract:

There is disclosed a method for preventing or minimizing biodegradation of a substance which normally contains a naturally occurring optical isomer which comprises replacing the naturally occurring optical isomer with the corresponding unnatural optical isomer.

Priority:

Inventor: LEVIN GILBERT V [US]; PINCHOT ROY B [US]


Patent No.: US6585965B1  Issued: 01/Jul/2003

Title: Hair care compositions comprising polyalkylene glycol styling agents

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/631317   Filing Date: 03/Aug/2000

Abstract:

Hair care compositions comprise a water-soluble polyalkylene glycol having a number average molecular weight of from about 200 to about 900 and from about 4 to about 18 repeating alkylene oxide radicals, wherein each of the repeating alkylene oxide radicals has from 2 to 6 carbon atoms

a film forming polymer is soluble in the polyalkylene glycol, wherein the weight ratio of the polyalkylene glycol to the film forming polymer ranges from about 5:1 to about 50:1

and a liquid carrier. The hair care compositions optionally further comprise a non-volatile silicone with a molecular weight greater than about 40,000 daltons.

Priority:

Inventor: CARBALLADA JOSE ANTONIO [US]; KUHLMAN DENNIS EUGENE [US]; SCHNEIDER MICHAEL JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US6588631B2  Issued: 08/Jul/2003

Title: System for dispensing a product

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/059165   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a system for dispensing a product. The system may include a receptacle containing the product, a tilt-type valve on the receptacle, and a dispensing head for actuating the tilt-type valve and dispensing the product. The dispensing head may include at least one orifice for dispensing the product. The dispensing head and the tilt-type valve may be configured such that actuation of the tilt-type valve may be achieved only by applying a force on the tilt-type valve in a direction lateral to the tilt-type valve.

Priority: FR20010001312 Applic. Date: 2001-01-31

Inventor: SANCHEZ MARCEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6589509B2  Issued: 08/Jul/2003

Title: Clear, two-phase, foam-forming aerosol hair care product

Applicant/Assignee: WELLA AG

Application No.: 09/899788   Filing Date: 05/Jul/2001

Abstract:

The product for hair treatment includes a transparent pressure-resistant aerosol container and a device for making foam from an effective-ingredient containing composition contained in the aerosol container. The effective-ingredient containing composition contained in the transparent aerosol container has two clearly distinguishable liquid phases with a sharply distinct phase boundary. The two liquid phases consist of a hydrophilic phase and a hydrophobic phase. The hydrophilic phase includes water or a solvent system containing water and a water-soluble organic solvent, at least one cationic or cationically-active hair care ingredient and at least one organic or inorganic salt. The hydrophobic phase contains a water-insoluble, liquefied propellant gas and at least one water-insoluble, hydrophobic, oily or fatty substance dissolved in the liquefied propellant gas.

Priority: DE20001033414 Applic. Date: 2000-07-08

Inventor: KELLER WALTER [DE]; KISCHKA KARL-HEINZ [DE]


Patent No.: US6589518B2  Issued: 08/Jul/2003

Title: Mousse forming hair treatment composition

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

Application No.: 10/151525   Filing Date: 20/May/2002

Abstract:

A mousse forming hair treatment composition, which may be a cleansing and/or conditioning composition, comprising a foamable concentrate comprising at least one surfactant, an aqueous carrier, and which is substantially free of anionic surfactants, and an aerosol propellant.

Priority: GB19990009711 Applic. Date: 1999-04-27; US2000-559213 Applic. Date: 2000-04-26

Inventor: STEER DAVID CHARLES [GB]


Patent No.: US6589519B1  Issued: 08/Jul/2003

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing a polyoxyalkylenated aminosilicone block copolymer and a conditioner, and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/486267   Filing Date: 25/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to cosmetic compositions comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one conditioner chosen from poly-alpha-olefins, fluoro oils, fluoro waxes, fluoro gums, carboxylic acid esters, cationic polymers, silicones that are insoluble in the medium, mineral, plant or animal oils and at least one polyoxyalkylenated aminosilicone of (AB)n type, A being a polysiloxane block and B being a polyoxyalkylenated block containing at least one amine group.This combination gives considerably better cosmetic properties (smoothness, softness) than the properties obtained with one or other of the constituents used alone.These compositions are used to wash and/or condition the hair.

Priority: FR19970010617 Applic. Date: 1997-08-25; WO1998FR01845 Applic. Date: 1998-08-24

Inventor: RESTLE SERGE [FR]; CAUWET-MARTIN DANIILE [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.: US6589921B2  Issued: 08/Jul/2003

Title: Cyclic compounds and their use as precursors of fragrant alcohols

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH S.A FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/115490   Filing Date: 02/Apr/2002

Abstract:

Compounds of the formula:in which the dotted lines indicate the position of single or double bonds, R1 represents a radical belonging to a fragrant alcohol of the formula R1OH, X represents a nucleophilic group selected from the group consisting of -OH, =O, -NH2 or -NHR3, R3 representing a C1 to C6 straight-chain or branched hydrocarbon radical, saturated or unsaturated, or an aliphatic or aromatic ring having 5 or 6 carbon atoms, m and n define whole numbers within the range 0 to 2 such that the sum m+n is equal to 1 or 2, p defines a whole number with a value of 0 or 1, each of the symbols R2, R4, R5, R6, R7, taken independently, represents a hydrogen atom, a C1 to C4 straight-chain or branched hydrocarbon radical, saturated or unsaturated optionally substituted, and, taken two by two, they can form aromatic or aliphatic monocyclic,

bicyclic or tricyclic substances with the carbon atoms to which they are bound. Such compounds are capable of releasing a fragrant alcohol of the formula R1OH upon hydrolysis of the ester bond.

Priority: CH19990000579 Applic. Date: 1999-03-26; WO2000IB00315 Applic. Date: 2000-03-21; US2001-943192 Applic. Date: 2001-08-30

Inventor: HERRMANN ANDREAS [CH]; BILLARD DE SAINT-LAUMER JEAN-Y [FR]; GRAETHER OTTO [CH]


Patent No.: US6592855B1  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: USE OF A DIPHENYLDIMETHICONE DISSOLVED IN A NON-VOLATILE SILICONE SUCH AS PHENYLTRIME-THICONE FOR MAKING A COSMETIC OR PHARMACEUTICAL, IN PARTICULAR DERMATOLOGICAL, COMPOSITION COMPRISING A FATTY PHASE

Applicant/Assignee: PARFUMS CHRISTIAN DIOR

Application No.: 09/555731   Filing Date: 01/Jun/2000

Abstract:

A novel silicone gum and the use of a silicone gum such as diphenyldimethicone dissolved in a silicone oil for making a cosmetic of pharmaceutical compositions, particularly dermatological compositions, containing a fatty phase. Anb exemplary silicone oil is phenyltrimethicone. Also contemplated is the preparation of a cosmetic or pharmaceutical composition for skin care, in particular for the face or the body or for hair care.

Priority: FR19970015177 Applic. Date: 1997-12-02; WO1998FR02591 Applic. Date: 1998-12-02

Inventor: WILLEMIN CLAUDIE [FR]; BURTIN FREDERIC [FR]


Patent No.: US6594642B1  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Automated customized remote ordering and manufacturing process

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/512933   Filing Date: 25/Feb/2000

Abstract:

An automated process and a system for ordering and manufacturing personalized products over the Internet are provided. This process may apply to a limitless variety of products which are desirable to personalize. A robotic manufacturing machine offers options on multiples physical features of a product. These options are presented to consumers via the Internet. A consumer selects the options using a computer. The selected options are received by a web server and converted to machine instructions. The machine instructions are transmitted to the robotic machine which produces a product according to the instructions received. The end result is a personalized product manufactured specifically to the consumer's selections as a result of a completely automated process.

Priority:

Inventor: LEMCHEN MARC S [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.: US6596291B2  Issued: 22/Jul/2003

Title: Compositions and methods for treating surfaces infected with ectoparasitic insects

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/106739   Filing Date: 29/Jun/1998

Abstract:

Compositions and methods are disclosed for treating a hair-bearing surface of a warm-blooded animal, including humans, dogs and cats infested with an ectoparasitic insect, such as lice and/or fleas. Compositions and methods are also disclosed for preventing the infestation or re-infestation of an ectoparasitic insect, such as lice and/or fleas on a hair-bearing surface of a warm-blooded animal, including humans, dogs and cats. The compositions include either a water-soluble polyalkylene glycol or a water-soluble polyalkylene oxide mixed with a polymer or copolymer comprising polyalkylene oxide having carboxylic acid-containing residues. Methods of the invention include topical application to a hair-bearing surface of an effective amount of a composition of this invention, and maintaining the same on the surface for a sufficient period of time to treat the surface.

Further optional steps include washing or rinsing the composition from the surface, as well as combing the hair associated with the treated surface.

Priority: US1997-986090 Applic. Date: 1997-12-05

Inventor: BELL THOMAS A [US]


Patent No.: US6599513B2  Issued: 29/Jul/2003

Title: Products for topical applications comprising oil bodies

Applicant/Assignee: SEMBIOSYS GENETICS INC

Application No.: 09/983546   Filing Date: 24/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The present invention provides novel emulsion formulations which comprise oil bodies. The invention also provides a method for preparing the emulsions and the use of the emulsions in products for topical application to the skin. The products are very mild to the skin and may be easily formulated into a wide variety of personal care and dermatological products.

Priority: US2000-577147 Applic. Date: 2000-05-24; US1999-448600 Applic. Date: 1999-11-24; US1998-084777 Applic. Date: 1998-05-27; US19980075863P Applic. Date: 1998-02-25; US19980075864P Applic. Date: 1998-02-25; US19970047779P Applic. Date: 1997-05-27; US19970047753P Applic. Date: 1997-05-27

Inventor: DECKERS HARM M [CA]; ROOIJEN GIJS VAN [CA]; BOOTHE JOSEPH [CA]; GOLL JANIS [CA]; MOLONEY MAURICE M [CA]


Patent No.: US6599999B1  Issued: 29/Jul/2003

Title: Hair care compositions containing polymeric N-vinyl acetamide and methods of treating hair

Applicant/Assignee: NATIONAL STARCH AND CHEMICAL INVESTMENT HOLDING CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/314389   Filing Date: 19/May/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to hair care compositions which contain a polymer which is prepared from N-vinyl acetamide (NVAM) monomer and the use of those hair care compositions to treat hair. The polymer may be a homopolymer of NVAM or an interpolymer of NVAM and at least one vinyl monomer. The polymer is present in amounts effective to provide the hair care compositions with hair fixative properties and/or hair conditioning properties.

Priority: US1997-837233 Applic. Date: 1997-04-10; US1997-794959 Applic. Date: 1997-02-04

Inventor: CHANDRAN RAMA S [US]; LEBLANC JEAN-PIERRE [US]; HANAZAWA HIDEAKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6602493B2  Issued: 05/Aug/2003

Title: Hair relaxer system and method therefor

Applicant/Assignee: AVLON INDUSTRIES, INC

Application No.: 09/783904   Filing Date: 15/Feb/2001

Abstract:

This invention describes a hair relaxer system and method that ameliorates and inhibits the adsorption and retention by alkaline, chemically-relaxed hair of exogenous multivalent metal ion present in the chemical relaxer, in the rinse water or both employed during the process of relaxing naturally curly hair with compositions containing strong chemical base. In a preferred relaxer method aspect, the alkaline, chemically relaxed hair was contacted with an aqueous metal ion chelating composition containing at least one multivalent metal ion chelating agent employing a disclosed delivery system adapted for practical salon use. In another preferred relaxer method embodiment, wipes impregnated with multivalent metal ion chelating composition were employed during the relaxer process.

Priority:

Inventor: AKHTER HUMAYOUN [US]; SYED ALI N [US]


Patent No.: US6602494B1  Issued: 05/Aug/2003

Title: Transparent water-silicon hair conditioning agent

Applicant/Assignee: WELLA AG

Application No.: 09/868550   Filing Date: 09/Jan/2002

Abstract:

An optically clear, transparent or translucent hair conditioner in the form of a water-in-silicone oil emulsion is described. Said hair conditioner contains a silicone surfactant, a hydrophobic, nonsurfactant silicone compound present in the hair conditioner in liquid form, a basic or cationic nitrogen atom-containing hair-conditioning compound, a nonionic, silicone-free surfactant, a polyhydric alcohol and an electrolyte. The hair conditioner can be used as a leave-in hair treatment or as a hair rinse.

Priority: DE19991050711 Applic. Date: 1999-10-21; WO2000EP10134 Applic. Date: 2000-10-14

Inventor: JAHEDSHOAR MEHRDAD [US]; IMPERIAL JENNIFER [US]; SCHMENGER JUERGEN [DE]; STEINBRECHT KARIN [DE]; ABELS WILHELM [US]


Patent No.: US6602495B2  Issued: 05/Aug/2003

Title: Hair care compositions and method for depositing swollen polymer particles onto hair

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

Application No.: 10/029713   Filing Date: 21/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A hair care composition which comprises (a) one or more polymer systems in the form of discrete particles, wherein said particles are swollen with a non-aqueous solvent

and (b) water or a hydroalcoholic solution carrier, are described. A method for treating hair which comprises contacting said hair with compositions of the invention is also described.

Priority: US1999-310274 Applic. Date: 1999-05-12; US1998-092487 Applic. Date: 1998-06-05

Inventor: BERGMANN WOLFGANG ROBERT [US]; WYDILA JOHN EDWARD [US]; NEILL PAUL HOWARD [US]; BRANDT LORALEI MARIE [US]; CRUDELE JOANNE [US]; PATEL CHAITANYA UMEDBHAI [US]; FINEL CHRISTOPHE MICHEL [FR]; GIBSON WALTER THOMAS [GB]; LANE ROGER MICHAEL [GB]


Patent No.: US6602515B2  Issued: 05/Aug/2003

Title: PHOTO STABLE ORGANIC SUNSCREEN COMPOUNDS WITH ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES AND COMPOSITIONS OBTAINED THEREFROM

Applicant/Assignee: EM INDUSTRIES

Application No.: 09/904904   Filing Date: 16/Jul/2001

Abstract:

A compound of formula IwhereinA is a moiety which provides UV absorbing activity to the compound of formula I that comprises 1 divalent group or 2 monovalent groups, with at least one group having carbonyl (C=O) functionality, and each R is independently linear or branched C1-C8 alkyl. Sunscreen formulations which contain these compounds and methods using these compounds to prepare formulations are also provided.

Priority:

Inventor: CHAUDHURI RATAN K [US]


Patent No.: US6604251B2  Issued: 12/Aug/2003

Title: Hair washing stand

Applicant/Assignee: OOHIRO WORKS, LTD

Application No.: 09/846000   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2001

Abstract:

A movable hair washing stand, upon which hair washing materials are kept. The hair washing materials are placed on a movable arm part or a rotation shaft part of the stand. A tray, in which the hair washing agents and hair washing tools can be placed, is provided on the movable arm part. Further, the tray is detachably placed, thereby facilitating preparation and carrying of the hair washing agents and hair washing tools, and further provide for ease of cleaning of the hair washing stand.

Priority: JP20000134964 Applic. Date: 2000-05-08

Inventor: MINAMI NOBUYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6604531B2  Issued: 12/Aug/2003

Title: Antimicrobial and deodorant cosmetic brush and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/068085   Filing Date: 05/Feb/2002

Abstract:

Natural bristles (animal hairs) are submerged in a solution containing at least one or more kinds of cationic surfactants selected from alkyl ammonium salts containing a quaternary nitrogen or alkylbenzyl ammonium salts containing a quaternary nitrogen, and alkylpyridinium salts to adsorb the cationic surfactants onto the natural bristles in an amount of 0.2-5% by weight by treating with heat, and a hair brush is produced using these natural bristles.

Priority: JP20010029734 Applic. Date: 2001-02-06

Inventor: NAKAMURA KENJI [JP]; NAKAMURA KOJI [JP]


Patent No.: US6605290B2  Issued: 12/Aug/2003

Title: Aerated composition, process for its manufacture and its use

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/842169   Filing Date: 26/Apr/2001

Abstract:

An aerated composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, an oily phase dispersed in an aqueous phase, characterized in that it contains air or inert gas in a sufficient amount to have a relative density ranging from 0.2 to 0.8 and in that it comprises at least one amphiphilic polymer and at least one anionic surfactant. The composition exhibits a very fine texture and good cosmetic properties, while remaining very stable over time. In particular, it can constitute a cosmetic composition intended especially for treating and/or cleansing the skin, including the scalp, nails and/or hair and for making up the skin.

Priority: FR19990004968 Applic. Date: 1999-04-20; US2000-553412 Applic. Date: 2000-04-20

Inventor: ROULIER VERONIQUE [FR]; DAUBIG THERESE [FR]


Patent No.: US6605577B1  Issued: 12/Aug/2003

Title: Clear conditioning detersive compositions containing polysiloxanes with at least one cyclic side chain

Applicant/Assignee: CHEMSIL SILICONES, INC

Application No.: 10/022042   Filing Date: 17/Dec/2001

Abstract:

This invention relates to a clear shampoo comprising a polysiloxane component and methods for making the same. In one embodiment, the polysiloxane component comprises a side chain component having a hindered amine group.

Priority: US2001-056964 Applic. Date: 2001-11-07

Inventor: HARRISON JAMES JEFFRIES [US]; SUN ZIMMING [US]; PARR JAMES [US]; HARRISON NOHEMI [US]


Patent No.: US6606556B2  Issued: 12/Aug/2003

Title: Security and tracking system

Applicant/Assignee: C2 GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 10/284502   Filing Date: 31/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A security and tracking apparatus is provided, comprising at least two signaling units in communicating proximity, and means for identifying the location of the signaling units. In one embodiment, a security and tracking apparatus is provided, comprising at least two signaling units in communicating proximity, and means for identifying and automatically transmitting the location of the signaling units when the signaling units are separated by more than a preselected distance. In a preferred embodiment, a method is provided to locate a person, an animal, or a material asset, comprising providing in contact with the person, animal, or material asset, at least two signaling units in communicating proximity, wherein at least one signaling unit is small and hidden and securely attached to the person, animal, or material asset, and the signaling units having means for identifying the location of the signaling units to a monitoring station

activating means for identifying the location of the signaling units by referencing the global positioning satellite (GPS) system

and notifying the monitoring station of said geographic location.

Priority: US2000-538193 Applic. Date: 2000-03-30; US19990127028P Applic. Date: 1999-03-31

Inventor: CURATOLO BENEDICT S [US]; CORNELIUS THOMAS E [US]


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.: US6607716B1  Issued: 19/Aug/2003

Title: Pediculicidal compositions, a kit, and methods of use

Applicant/Assignee: TECH LABS, INC

Application No.: 09/817706   Filing Date: 26/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The invention discloses a natural treatment for ecto-parasitic infestation, particularly effective against lice be it head, body or pubic. A preferred gel composition includes a salt, a plant essence, and a pharmaceutically acceptable gelling agent. Besides gel, the composition designed for use on scalp hair may be formulated as a shampoo, a detangling spray conditioner, mousse, hair spray, or hair styling emulsion. The composition may be formulated as an ointment or lotion for topical use in areas with sparse hair. The invention also discloses a method of use of the composition, which is especially suited for treatment of the hair of infested children. The composition and method benefit from the soothing effects of aroma therapy. An additional benefit is that ecto-parasites do not develop resistance to the composition, which may be used repeatedly with no ill effects to the host.

Priority: US2000-527578 Applic. Date: 2000-03-16; WO1999US22453 Applic. Date: 1999-09-28; US19980102368P Applic. Date: 1998-09-29

Inventor: SMITH ROBERT LEE [US]; SMITH STEVEN DALE [US]; LANGLEY WENDY DENNIS [US]; CHRISTENSEN JOHN MARK [US]


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.: US6609759B2  Issued: 26/Aug/2003

Title: Chair and stand for chair

Applicant/Assignee: OOHIRO WORKS, LTD

Application No.: 09/845981   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2001

Abstract:

The present device provides a chair which has sufficient stability even when a person under hair washing rests her weight in a backward direction of the chair so as to have her hair washed or the like. The chair comprises plural legs, at least one of which projects long to the backward, thereby obtaining sufficient stability even when the large load is applied toward backward of the chair.

Priority: JP20000133486 Applic. Date: 2000-05-02

Inventor: MINAMI NOBUYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6610280B2  Issued: 26/Aug/2003

Title: Hair treatment compositions

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

Application No.: 10/117639   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A hair treatment composition containing a silicone component comprising droplets of silicone blend, the silicone blend comprising (i) from 50 to 95% by weight of the silicone component of a first silicone having a viscosity of at least 100,000 mm2/sec at 25 DEG C., and (ii) from 5 to 50% by weight of the silicone component of a second silicone which is functionalised.

Priority: EP20010303267 Applic. Date: 2001-04-06

Inventor: AINGER NICHOLAS [GB]; FAIRLEY PETER [FR]


Patent No.: US6613314B1  Issued: 02/Sep/2003

Title: Reshapable hair styling composition comprising polyurethane dispersions

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/627785   Filing Date: 27/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A reshapable hair styling composition comprising, in a cosmetic vehicle appropriate for hair, at least one dispersion comprising at least one polyurethane in a water and/or solvent medium, said at least one polyurethane being obtained by reacting:(a) an isocyanate terminated polyurethane prepolymer being obtained by reacting: (i) at least one polyactive hydrogen compound insoluble in the medium of the dispersion, wherein said polyactive hydrogen compound is chosen from alkyl, aryl, and aralkyl structures optionally substituted in and/or on the structure by N, O, and/or S groups

(ii) at least one polyisocyanate, and (iii) at least one polyactive hydrogen compound soluble in the medium of the dispersion,(b) at least one polyfunctional chain extender

and(c) at least one chain terminator.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US6613316B2  Issued: 02/Sep/2003

Title: Mono and dialkyl quats in hair conditioning compositions

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

Application No.: 10/010354   Filing Date: 22/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an aqueous opaque hair conditioner which comprises a monoalkyl quat from C14 to higher Carbon chain lengths (preferably C16 to C22) and a dialkyl quat which is a mixture of C16, C16 dialkyl quat and C18, C18 dialkyl quat. Also included is an amount of fatty alcohol to opacify the conditioner. Optionally, a silicone compound may be included. The monoalkyl quat may be in a ratio to the dialkyl quat of about 15:1 to about 2:1. The carbon chain lengths within the dialkyl quat are present in a weight ratio of about 1:3 to about 3:1 of C16,C16 to C18, C18. The fatty alcohol may be present in an amount from about 1% to about 10%.

Priority: US20000244096P Applic. Date: 2000-10-27

Inventor: SUN WEI-MEI [US]; DOWELL TERESA JOLANTA [US]


Patent No.: US6613340B2  Issued: 02/Sep/2003

Title: Substantive hydrophobic cationic UV-absorbing compounds

Applicant/Assignee: GALAXY SURFACTANTS LTD

Application No.: 09/917726   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2001

Abstract:

Substantive UV absorbing organic-soluble quaternary salts of cinnamidoalkylamine are described. Hair, skin and fabric care compositions containing the compounds of formula I.whereinR1 is a substituent, selected from H, halo, -OH, -NH2, -NO2, -OCH3, -N(CH3)2, alkyl groups containing from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, alkoxy groups containing from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, alkylamino or N,N-dialkylamino groups containing from 1 to 6 carbon atoms

R2 is selected from hydrogen, alkyl group containing from 1 to 12 carbon atoms

R3 and R4 are independently selected from benzyl, alkyl group containing from 1 to 12 carbon atoms

n is an integer from 1 to 6

R5 is selected from an alkyl group containing from 8 to 22 carbon atoms

alkenyl groups containing from 8 to 22 carbon atoms

R7 is selected from bromo, chloro, nitro, methyl and ethyl groups.

Priority: IN2001MU00077 Applic. Date: 2001-01-23; IN2001MU00196 Applic. Date: 2001-02-23

Inventor: KOSHTI NIRMAL MADHUKAR [IN]; JAWALE ARUN HARCHANDRA [IN]; PARAB BHARAT BHIKAJI [IN]; NAIK SHUBHANGI DATTARAM [IN]; MOGHE MANASI DATTATRAYA [IN]; JADHAV TANAJI SHAMRAO [IN]; NASHTE SUBHASH SHIVLING [IN]


Patent No.: US6615418B2  Issued: 09/Sep/2003

Title: Automatic hair washer

Applicant/Assignee: OOHIRO WORKS, LTD

Application No.: 09/968231   Filing Date: 01/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The present invention provides an automatic hair washer with which a person who operates the hair washer can perform finish washing, supplementary washing or the like easily after hair washing by the automatic hair washer. A large oblique section is formed on the corner of the front of a cabinet 9 by which the exterior of the automatic hair washer is formed. Thereby, a work area 10 for the person who operates the hair washer is provided, and further, a space 11 into which the person who operates the hair washer can put his foot is provided on the lower part of the large oblique section.

Priority: JP20010176192 Applic. Date: 2001-06-11

Inventor: MINAMI NOBUYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6615506B2  Issued: 09/Sep/2003

Title: Pneumatic hair conditioner system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/183253   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A pneumatic hair-conditioner system has a vacuum pump (1, 4, 6, 30) attached predeterminedly to a hair processor (2, 25, 28, 29, 31) which employs airflow to the vacuum pump for predetermined hair processing by the hair processor. The vacuum pump and the hair processor can be either a dedicated-process conditioner with permanently integral attachment and pneumatic communication of a single select processor for predeterminedly limited hair-processing use or a multi-process conditioner with detachable attachment and integral communication of a plurality of select processors for predeterminedly multiple hair-processing uses. Optionally, the vacuum pump can be reversible for blowing instead of sucking air in pneumatic communication with the hair processor. For blowing, application of heat also is optional.

Priority: US2000-747445 Applic. Date: 2000-12-22

Inventor: MILLER ELIZABETH A [US]


Patent No.: US6616917B2  Issued: 09/Sep/2003

Title: Transparent or translucent emulsions, process for preparing them and cosmetic use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/138243   Filing Date: 06/May/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a transparent or translucent cosmetic emulsion comprising an aqueous phase, a fatty phase and a surfactant, the said fatty phase containing a miscible mixture of at least one cosmetic oil and of at least one volatile fluoro compound, the latter compound being present in a proportion such that the refractive index of the fatty phase is equal to +-0.05 of that of the aqueous phase.The invention also relates to the process for preparing the emulsion.Use of the emulsion in skincare, hair conditioning and antisun protection and/or artificial tanning.

Priority: FR19990013912 Applic. Date: 1999-11-05; US2000-693995 Applic. Date: 2000-10-23

Inventor: LORANT RALUCA [FR]; BARA ISABELLE [FR]; JOSSO MARTIN [FR]; VERNAIRE SANDRINE [FR]


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.: US6616934B1  Issued: 09/Sep/2003

Title: Clear silicone microemulsions

Applicant/Assignee: DOW CORNING CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/575258   Filing Date: 22/May/2000

Abstract:

Spontaneously formed highly stable clear water-in-oil microemulsions containing only small amounts of water can be prepared by combining and simply hand shaking (i) 0.1 to 9 percent by weight of water

(ii) greater than 80 percent by weight of a volatile cyclic alkyl siloxane or volatile linear alkyl siloxane

and (iii) 3 to 10 percent by weight of certain silicone polyether surfactants. The microemulsions are useful in personal care applications.

Priority:

Inventor: HILL RANDAL MYRON [US]; LIN ZUCHEN [US]


Patent No.: US6619294B1  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: Silicone compositions for personal care products and method for making

Applicant/Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

Application No.: 09/616535   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2000

Abstract:

A composition and method for making a silicone composition is provided which comprises at least one polysiloxane or silicone resin containing at least one linker, and at least one molecular hook.

Priority:

Inventor: BUTTS MATTHEW DAVID [US]; NYE SUSAN ADAMS [US]; BYRNE CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6620409B2  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: Hair and skin care agents

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN

Application No.: 10/178177   Filing Date: 24/Jun/2002

Abstract:

Cosmetic skin or hair compositions are provided comprising a combination of (A) a dialkyl carbonate of the formula R1OC(O)OR2 wherein R1 and R2 are a linear or branched C6-22 alkyl group and (B) an aminoalkyl amide of the formula R3CONH(CH2)n-NR4R5 wherein R3CO is a linear C6-22 acyl group, R4 and R5 are selected from the group consisting of alkyl, hydroxyalkyl and aminoalkyl groups containing up to 6 carbon atoms or R4 and R5 together with the N atom form a 5- or 6-membered ring and n is a number from 2 to 6.

Priority: DE19991062877 Applic. Date: 1999-12-24; WO2000EP12817 Applic. Date: 2000-12-15

Inventor: BOSSMANN BRITTA [DE]; BERNECKER ULLRICH [DE]; HOLLENBERG DETLEF [DE]


Patent No.: US6622735B2  Issued: 23/Sep/2003

Title: Hair iron equipped with iron press cover

Applicant/Assignee: PHILD CO., LTD

Application No.: 09/885711   Filing Date: 20/Jun/2001

Abstract:

An improved hair iron prevents damage to and frizziness of hair. A hair heating surface and a pressing surface of an iron for hair treatment are covered with iron press covers made from a woven or nonwoven cloth of a heat-resistant synthetic fiber.

Priority: JP20000190463 Applic. Date: 2000-06-26; JP20000324847 Applic. Date: 2000-10-25

Inventor: HIRATA YOSHIHIRO [JP]; YAMASHITA YUKO [JP]


Patent No.: US6624126B1  Issued: 23/Sep/2003

Title: Personal cleansing composition comprising a glyceryl ether

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/129273   Filing Date: 08/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Detergent compositions containing (A) an anionic surfactant, (B) an antibacterial agent, and (C) a glyceryl ether having a C4-12 alkyl or alkenyl group. The compositions are excellent in detergency and quick foaming properties, have high antibacterial action and bring about sufficient antipruritic and deodorant effects on the scalp or body and antidandruff effects on the scalp.

Priority: JP19990313560 Applic. Date: 1999-11-04; WO2000JP07591 Applic. Date: 2000-10-27

Inventor: KASUGA KENNICHI [JP]; MIYAJIMA TETSUYA [JP]


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.: US6627183B1  Issued: 30/Sep/2003

Title: Hair care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/744833   Filing Date: 18/Jan/2002

Abstract:

According to the present invention there is provided a hair care composition comprising: (a) cationic saccharide polymer or copolymer wherein the cationic polymer has a charge density of greater than about 1.5 meq/g, preferably greater than about 1.6 meq/g, more preferably greater than about 1.7 meq/g, even more preferably greater than about 1.8 meq/g

and (b) less than about 5%, preferably less than about 2%, more preferably less than about 1%, even more preferably 0%, by weight, of anionic surfactant. The compositions of the present invention provide good conditioning/shine to the hair with reduced feelings of tackiness and greasiness.

Priority: WO1998US15749 Applic. Date: 1998-07-30; WO1999US06114 Applic. Date: 1999-03-26

Inventor: YOUNG WENDY VICTORIA JANE [GB]; MCKELVEY GRAHAM NEIL [GB]; MCCANN CHANTELLE MARY [GB]; MCMEEKIN ANTHONY [GB]


Patent No.: US6627184B2  Issued: 30/Sep/2003

Title: Conditioning shampoo compositions containing polyalphaolefin conditioner

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/348704   Filing Date: 22/Jan/2003

Abstract:

Disclose are aqueous conditioning shampoo compositions comprising from about 5% to about 50% by weight of an anionic detersive surfactant component selected from the group consisting of anionic surfactants, zwitterionic or amphoteric surfactants having an attached group that is anionic at the pH of the composition, and combinations thereof, from about 0.025% to about 3% by weight of an organic, cationic, hair conditioning polymer, from about 0.05% to about 3% by weight of an organic, water-insoluble, polyalphaolefin conditioning polymer derived from 1-alkene monomers having from about 4 to about 16 carbon atoms, wherein the polyalphaolefin polymer has a viscosity of from about 1 to about 300 centipoise as measured at 40 DEG C.

and from about 20% to about 94% by weight of water. The select polyalphaolefin polymers provide the shampoo composition with improved conditioning performance.

Priority: US1996-624922 Applic. Date: 1996-03-27

Inventor: COFFINDAFFER TIMOTHY WOODROW [US]; INMAN EVERETT JUNIOR [US]


Patent No.: US6627585B1  Issued: 30/Sep/2003

Title: Mousse-forming shampoo compositions

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

Application No.: 09/592191   Filing Date: 12/Jun/2000

Abstract:

A mousse-forming cleansing shampoo composition having improved conditioning performance comprising:(A) a foamable concentrate comprising:(i) at least one surfactant

(ii) dispersed particles of a water-insoluble conditioning agent having a particle size of 1 micron or greater

(iii) an aqueous carrier

and(B) an aerosol propellant.

Priority: GB19990013951 Applic. Date: 1999-06-15

Inventor: STEER DAVID CHARLES [GB]


Patent No.: US6630132B2  Issued: 07/Oct/2003

Title: UV-light-absorbing quaternary polysiloxanes

Applicant/Assignee: GOLDSCHMIDT AG

Application No.: 10/217000   Filing Date: 12/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to UV-light-absorbing quaternary polysiloxanes that exert a care effect on natural or synthetic fibers, exhibit high substantivity to fibers, and offer protection against damage caused by UV-light. The UV-light-absorbing quaternary compounds can be used in formulations for textile care products and cosmetic, including skin and hair, products.

Priority: DE20011041356 Applic. Date: 2001-08-23

Inventor: FENDER MICHAEL [DE]; KRAKENBERG MANFRED [DE]; LEIDREITER HOLGER [DE]; OESTREICH SASCHA [DE]


Patent No.: US6630134B1  Issued: 07/Oct/2003

Title: Guerbet wax esters in personal care applications

Applicant/Assignee: ZENITECH LLC

Application No.: 10/039978   Filing Date: 08/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the cosmetic use of certain reconstituted wax esters, prepared by the reaction of a guerbet alcohol and a natural high molecular wax ester selected from the group consisting of beeswax, candelillia, and carnauba wax. These materials are useful in making waxes with specific melting points and degrees of hardness for personal care applications like lipsticks, and a variety of other applications personal care formulations. The waxes provide conditioning effects when applied to the hair and skin.

Priority:

Inventor: KLEIN KENNETH [US]


Patent No.: US6630136B1  Issued: 07/Oct/2003

Title: Topical composition containing a silicone polymer with a polysiloxane skeleton containing non-silicone grafts and a fatty-chain amphiphilic polymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/589515   Filing Date: 08/Jun/2000

Abstract:

A cosmetic or dermatological composition for treating keratinous material, particularly human hair, including a cosmetically or dermatologically acceptable medium containing at least one silcone-grafted polymer with a polysiloxane backbone grafted by non-silicone organic monomers and at least one amphiphilic polymer comprising at least one fatty chain and at least one hydrophilic unit. Such compositions are particularly suitable for use as rinsable or non-rinsable products for washing and conditioning hair, hair setting of hair styling.

Priority: FR19950011482 Applic. Date: 1995-09-29

Inventor: DUBIEF CLAUDE [FR]; 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.: US6632963B1  Issued: 14/Oct/2003

Title: Bicyclic aromatic compounds and pharmaceutical/cosmetic compositions comprised thereof

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: US 1999-277953   Filing Date: 29/Mar/1999

Abstract:

Novel pharmaceutically/cosmetically-active bicyclic aromatic compounds have the structural formula (I):in which Ar 1 is a radical having one of the structural formulae (a)-(c):Ar 2 is a radical having one of the following formulae (d)-(h):and X is a radical having one of the following formulae (i)-(l):and are useful for the treatment of a wide variety of disease states, whether human or veterinary, for example dermatological, rheumatic, respiratory, cardiovascular and ophthalmological disorders, as well as for the treatment of mammalian skin and hair conditions/disorders.

Priority: FR19980003976 Applic. Date: 1998-03-31

Inventor: BERNARDON JEAN-MICHEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6634821B2  Issued: 21/Oct/2003

Title: Device, system, and method for applying a product

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/984324   Filing Date: 29/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A device and system for applying a product, for example, a cosmetic product, may include a first compartment containing the product, and a second compartment in flow communication with the first compartment via at least one supply orifice, with the second compartment having an opening which may be removably closed by a closure element. The second compartment may form a housing for an applicator which is insoluble with respect to the product. The applicator may rest against an elastically compressible porous member that may be in flow communication with the supply orifice.

Priority: FR20000013864 Applic. Date: 2000-10-27

Inventor: GUERET JEAN-LOUIS H [FR]


Patent No.: US6637440B2  Issued: 28/Oct/2003

Title: Device for applying product to hair and method of using same

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/791744   Filing Date: 26/Feb/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a device for applying a product to hair. The device may include a dispensing head configured to be coupled to a container. The dispensing head may include an applicator member and a screen. The applicator member may include at least one tooth configured to be placed in contact with hair and moved with respect thereto. The applicator member may also include a duct extending in the at least one tooth along an axial length of the at least one tooth. The duct may be capable of being placed in flow communication with the container. The applicator member may also include an outlet orifice for the duct. The outlet orifice can be oriented to provide outlet flow of product in a direction transverse to an axis of the at least one tooth. The screen may be arranged such that the screen and the at least one tooth define a volume.

The volume may be configured to be capable of receiving the product dispensed from the outlet orifice and of having the hair pass through the volume when the applicator member is moved along the hair. Also provided is a method of applying a product to hair.

Priority: FR20000002421 Applic. Date: 2000-02-25

Inventor: DE LAFORCADE VINCENT [FR]


Patent No.: US6638524B2  Issued: 28/Oct/2003

Title: Cosmetics, foods and beverages supplemented with purified strictinin

Applicant/Assignee: NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORG NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION BIO-ORIENTED TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ADVANCEMENT INSTITUTION

Application No.: 10/131211   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2002

Abstract:

This invention is to provide an agent for therapy and prevention of allergic diseases which has no adverse action, shows a high safety even by administration for a long period and is able to be utilized to food and/or beverage, cosmetics, etc. which are used daily. To be specific, it provides antiallergic agent and anti-inflammatory agent characterized in containing at least one polyphenol selected from strictinin and methylated derivatives thereof as an effective ingredient

a method for the addition of an antiallergic agent for oral administration or an anti-inflammatory agent for oral administration which is characterized in containing at least one polyphenol selected from strictinin and methylated derivatives thereof as an effective ingredient to food and/or beverage for prevention, suppression and mitigation of allergic symptoms or inflammatory symptoms.

Priority: JP20000195672 Applic. Date: 2000-06-29; US2001-778820 Applic. Date: 2001-02-08

Inventor: TSUJI KENKOU [JP]; YAMAMOTO MARI [JP]; KAWAMOTO KEIKO [JP]; TACHIBANA HIROFUMI [JP]


Patent No.: US6638527B2  Issued: 28/Oct/2003

Title: Substantially dry cleansing product of improved latherability and wet flexibility

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

Application No.: 09/829374   Filing Date: 09/Apr/2001

Abstract:

A disposable, single-use, substantially dry cleansing article is disclosed having wet flexibility, and a lathering surfactant in one embodiment and having an apertured fabric and a specific lather volume coefficient in a second embodiment.

Priority: US20000197480P Applic. Date: 2000-04-17

Inventor: GOTT ROBERT EDWARD [US]; GOMES FILOMENA AUGUSTA [US]; SLAVTCHEFF CRAIG STEPHEN [US]; LUNSMANN WALTER JOSEPH [US]


Patent No.: US6638611B2  Issued: 28/Oct/2003

Title: Multipurpose cosmetic wipes

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/876709   Filing Date: 07/Jun/2001

Abstract:

There is provided a package of multiple oil absorbing wipes suitable for wiping a users skin or hair. The invention wipes comprise an oil absorbing porous film of a thermoplastic material having a transparency of less than 65 which porous substrate changes transparency when loaded with oil. The porous substrate has directly on one face an oil contaminable layer, without any intermediate oil impermeable layer or film. The porous film has a percent oil retention of from 50 to 100 percent.

Priority: US2001-780094 Applic. Date: 2001-02-09

Inventor: SETH JAYSHREE [US]


Patent No.: US6638918B2  Issued: 28/Oct/2003

Title: Chitosan compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/280617   Filing Date: 25/Oct/2002

Abstract:

Compositions comprising chitosan in the form of a network of nano-sized fibres. There is also provided a process for making such compositions. The compositions have improved solubility and activity. The compositions are useful in hair care, skin care, odour control, wound care, blood management, sanitary compositions, oral care, film formation, hard surface treatment, fabric treatment, release of hydrophobic or hydrophilic materials, plant care, water purification and drug delivery.

Priority: GB20010026923 Applic. Date: 2001-11-09

Inventor: DAVISON GORDON ROBERT [GB]; KONIG AXEL [BE]; GIBBONS CLYDE [GB]; RIPLEY MARK BRIAN [GB]; MACGILP NEIL ARCHIBALD [GB]; MILICH GEORGINA LYNDSEY CLAIRE [GB]; PRETSWELL EMMA LOUISE [GB]


Patent No.: US6638992B1  Issued: 28/Oct/2003

Title: Hair care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY

Application No.: 09/885256   Filing Date: 23/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A latex composition for hair care containing a spray-dried hybrid-graft copolymer of a sulfopolyester and an acid-functional polymer segment. The acid-functional polymer segment is formed from at least one acid-functional monomer, at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer, and at least one amide-containing monomer. Such compositions exhibit superior curl retention even at high humidity.

Priority: US1998-016401 Applic. Date: 1998-01-30

Inventor: CHEN ROBERT GOW-SHENG [US]; COOK PHILLIP MICHAEL [US]; MUNJAL RAMESH CHAND [US]


Patent No.: US6641618B1  Issued: 04/Nov/2003

Title: Ready-to-use aqueous composition for bleaching keratin fibers, comprising a combination of a water-soluble solvent and a nonionic and/or anionic amphiphilic polymer comprising at least one fatty chain

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/493243   Filing Date: 28/Jan/2000

Abstract:

Ready-to-use aqueous composition for bleaching keratin fibers, in particular, human keratin fibers, containing a combination of at least one alkaline agent, at least one peroxygenated salt, hydrogen peroxide, at least one water-soluble solvent, and at least one amphiphilic polymer chosen from nonionic and anionic amphiphilic polymers and comprising at least one fatty chain, and a process for bleaching the hair using these aqueous compositions.

Priority: FR19990001055 Applic. Date: 1999-01-29

Inventor: LEGRAND FREDERIC [FR]; MILLEQUANT JEAN [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.: US6642193B1  Issued: 04/Nov/2003

Title: Carboxylated surfactants in personal care applications

Applicant/Assignee: APPLIED CARBOCHEMICALS INC

Application No.: 10/159639   Filing Date: 30/May/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use of a novel dicarboxylated surfactant in personal care applications. The compounds of the present invention are made by reacting epoxy succinic acid and a salt of an alkyl alkoxylated non-ionic surfactant. The resulting compounds are quite stable and offer excellent emulsification properties.

Priority: US2002-113181 Applic. Date: 2002-04-01; US2000-611814 Applic. Date: 2000-07-07; US2000-493172 Applic. Date: 2000-01-28

Inventor: O'LENICK JR ANTHONY J [US]


Patent No.: US6642194B2  Issued: 04/Nov/2003

Title: Clear conditioning detersive compositions and methods for making the same

Applicant/Assignee: CHEMSIL SILICONES, INC

Application No.: 10/056964   Filing Date: 07/Nov/2001

Abstract:

This invention relates to a clear shampoo comprising a polysiloxane component and methods for making the same. In one embodiment, the polysiloxane component comprises a side chain component having a hindered amine group.

Priority:

Inventor: HARRISON JAMES JEFFRIES [US]; SUN ZIMMING [US]; PARR JAMES [US]; HARRISON NOHEMI [US]


Patent No.: US6645478B2  Issued: 11/Nov/2003

Title: Reshapable hair styling composition comprising (meth)acrylic copolymers of four or more monomers

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/886009   Filing Date: 22/Jun/2001

Abstract:

A reshapable hair styling composition comprising at least one (meth)acrylic copolymer comprising: (a) units derived from at least one monomer chosen from (meth)acrylate esters of branched and straight chain alkyl alcohols, (b) units derived from at least one monomer chosen from (meth)acrylate esters of saturated and unsaturated cyclic alcohols containing 6 to 20 carbon atoms, (c) optionally units derived from at least one monomer chosen from hydrophilic monomers, and (d) optionally units derived from at least one monomer other than (a), (b), and (c) monomers, wherein said at least one (meth)acrylic copolymer comprises units derived from at least four different monomers and wherein said composition provides a reshapable effect.

Priority:

Inventor: ROLLAT ISABELLE [FR]; SAMAIN HENRI [FR]; MOREL OLIVIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6645479B1  Issued: 11/Nov/2003

Title: Targeted delivery of active/bioactive and perfuming compositions

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC

Application No.: 09/573534   Filing Date: 19/May/2000

Abstract:

Described are controlled, time-release microparticulate active and bioactive compositions (including perfuming compositions) for targeted delivery to surfaces such as skin, hair and fabric and the environment proximate thereto, where the active and bioactive materials have a calculated log10P values of between 1 and 8 (P being the n-octanol-water partition coefficient). Such compositions include the active or bioactive material in single phase, solid solution in a wax or polymer matrix also having coated thereon and/or containing a compatible surfactant. Also described are processes and apparatus for preparing such compositions and processes for using same. Furthermore, certain component(s) of the aforementioned compositions in combination with one another are novel, and other components have novel uses in increasing fragrance substantivity, particularly in hair care preparations such as hair gels and shampoos.

Priority: US1998-208462 Applic. Date: 1998-12-10; US1997-933599 Applic. Date: 1997-09-18

Inventor: SHEFER ADI [US]; SHEFER SHMUEL DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US6645480B2  Issued: 11/Nov/2003

Title: Hair treatment composition

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

Application No.: 09/737651   Filing Date: 15/Dec/2000

Abstract:

Hair conditioning formulations containing a particular combination of cationic surfactants, have improved hair care benefits while maintaining excellent in-use characteristics. The compositions contain a first cationic surfactant such as cetyl trimethyl ammonium chloride, stearyl trimethyl ammonium chloride and behenyl trimethyl ammonium chloride. A second hydrophilically substituted cationic surfactant such as cocamidopropyl-N-2-hydroxyethylcarbamoylmethyldimethylammonium chloride, and a lipid material such as cetyl alcohol. Although formulations of the invention are based principally on cationic surfactant, and generally contain no anionic or amphoteric surfactant, they provide an acceptable level of cleaning and lathering whilst still conveying the wet slippy feel desired by consumers in connection with conventional hair conditioners.

Priority: GB19990029972 Applic. Date: 1999-12-17

Inventor: GILES COLIN CHRISTOPHER [GB]


Patent No.: US6646011B2  Issued: 11/Nov/2003

Title: INSECT REPELLANT COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 09/089762   Filing Date: 03/Jun/1998

Abstract:

The present invention relates to insect repellant compositions containing, based upon the total weight of the composition, from about 6 to about 30 percent by weight of insect repellant active material having functionality selected from ester, amide, urethane or combinations thereof

from about 5 to about 30 percent by weight of alcohol, and from about 1 to about 10 percent by weight of nonionic surfactant. The compositions of the invention exhibit reduced rates of degradation of the active material in solution and are less drying and irritating to sensitive skin.

Priority:

Inventor: LAMBINO DANILO L [PH]; DEE KENNIE U [PH]; NIEMIEC SUSAN M [US]


Patent No.: US6648538B2  Issued: 18/Nov/2003

Title: Dispensing device and method, and refill for a dispensing device

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/915355   Filing Date: 27/Jul/2001

Abstract:

A device for dispensing a product comprises a first reservoir containing the product to be dispensed, and a second reservoir in flow communication with the first reservoir via at least one passage having a cross-section that is smaller than a cross-section of the first reservoir. The device further comprises an application element configured to be accommodated in the second reservoir and a closure element configured to removably close an opening defined by an edge of the second reservoir.An actuation mechanism is on a portion of the device other than the closure element, and is configured to move with respect to the first reservoir.

A moveable member associated with the first reservoir is configured, in response to relative movement of the actuation mechanism with respect to the first reservoir, to exert pressure on the product inside the first reservoir so as to cause at least some of the product to pass via the at least one passage from the first reservoir to the second reservoir for loading at least a portion of the application element.

Priority: FR20000009863 Applic. Date: 2000-07-27; FR20000010145 Applic. Date: 2000-08-01

Inventor: GUERET JEAN-LOUIS H [FR]


Patent No.: US6649155B1  Issued: 18/Nov/2003

Title: Anti-dandruff and conditioning shampoos containing certain cationic polymers

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/558466   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed are shampoo compositions that provide a superior combination of anti-dandruff efficacy and conditioning, and a method of cleansing and conditioning the hair comprising applying to the hair an effective amount of said compositions. The anti-dandruff and conditioning shampoos comprise: (A) from about 5% to about 50%, by weight of the composition, of an anionic surfactant

(B) from about 0.01% to about 10%, by weight of the composition, of a non-volatile conditioning agent

(C) from about 0.1% to about 4%, by weight of the composition, of an anti-dandruff particulate

(D) from about 0.02% to about 5%, by weight of the composition, of a cationic guar derivative

(i) wherein said cationic guar derivative has a molecular weight from about 50,000 to about 700,000

and (ii) wherein said cationic guar derivative has a charge density from about 0.05 meq/g to about 1.0 meq/g

and (E) water.

Priority: US19990132868P Applic. Date: 1999-05-03

Inventor: DUNLOP DAVID SCOTT [US]; LEYBA VICENTE EDUARDO [VE]


Patent No.: US6649177B2  Issued: 18/Nov/2003

Title: Formulations including hydrolyzed jojoba protein

Applicant/Assignee: MIDWEST GRAIN PRODUCTS AND DESERT WHALE PROTEIN MGP INGREDIENTS, INC DESERT WHALE JOJOBA PROTEIN

Application No.: 09/841544   Filing Date: 23/Apr/2001

Abstract:

Hydrolyzed jojoba protein is provided which can be used in a variety of cosmetic formulations to enhance the desirable properties thereof. The preferred hydrolyzed jojoba protein is in the form of an aqueous dispersion containing a mixture of amino acids, peptides and/or protein fractions derived from the hydrolysis of naturally occurring jojoba protein. Cosmetic formulations such as shampoos, shampoo conditioners, hair styling gels, hair conditioners, hair reparatives, hair tonics, hair fixatives, hair mousses, bath and shower gels, liquid soaps, moisturizing sprays, makeup, pressed powder formulations, lip products, bath additives, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizers, premoistened towelettes, skin lotions and creams, shaving creams, and sunscreens can be improved by incorporation of hydrolyzed jojoba protein therein.

Priority:

Inventor: HOWARD MARK A [US]; MANINGAT CLODUALDO C [US]; BASSI SUKH [US]; MAKWANA DHARMEN [US]; ROHDE SORAYA [US]; CARSON JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US6649578B1  Issued: 18/Nov/2003

Title: Di-carboxy alkyl phosphate esters in personal care applications

Applicant/Assignee: APPLIED CARBO CHEMICALS INC

Application No.: 10/113181   Filing Date: 01/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a process for cleaning and conditioning hair and skin, which comprises contacting the hair or skin with an effective cleansing amount of a phosphate amphoteric. Reacting epoxy succinic acid and a salt of an alkyl phosphate ester under aqueous conditions make the compounds of the present invention.

Priority: US2000-611814 Applic. Date: 2000-07-07; US2000-611429 Applic. Date: 2000-07-07; US2000-493172 Applic. Date: 2000-01-28

Inventor: O'LENICK JR ANTHONY J [US]


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.: US6651269B1  Issued: 25/Nov/2003

Title: Neck support cushion for utilization in conjunction with hair treatment

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/412036   Filing Date: 14/Apr/2003

Abstract:

An anatomically-correct neck and head support removably securable to a standard configuration salon or barbar's sink for use when the individual is placed in a reclined position, the support being a light weight foam or resilient material being water resistant, chemical resistant and washable and sanitizable, the upper surface of the neck support having a double arcuate surface complimentary with the normal cervical lordotic curve of the individual's spine and neck, the support also providing planar and lateral support to the neck area of the individual, the neck and head support having suction means secured thereto for secure engagement with the inner and outer surfaces of the front wall of a salon sink.

Priority:

Inventor: NAJAR MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6652867B1  Issued: 25/Nov/2003

Title: Compositions containing organic oil-in-water emulsions, salts, alcohols and solvents

Applicant/Assignee: DOW CORNING CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/668959   Filing Date: 25/Sep/2000

Abstract:

Emulsions prepared using a silicone polyether as the surfactant are stable in an aqueous media in the presence of salts such as electrolytes, alcohols, solvents, and combinations thereof. The emulsions can be prepared by (i) polymerizing an unsaturated monomeric organic compound in water containing the monomer, a silicone polyether, a catalyst, and optional organic surfactants, until a polymer of desired molecular weight is obtained

(ii) by mechanically emulsifying a non-silicon atom containing organic oil in water using a silicone polyether with or without addition of other organic surfactants

and (iii) by mixing and adding a silicone polyether to a previously prepared emulsion.

Priority:

Inventor: VINCENT JUDITH MERVANE [US]; LIU YIHAN [US]; LILES DONALD TAYLOR [US]


Patent No.: US6653276B2  Issued: 25/Nov/2003

Title: High-purity cyclopentane compound having oxygen-containing group, process for preparing same, and perfume composition

Applicant/Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/862346   Filing Date: 23/May/2001

Abstract:

A composition comprising at least 60% by weight, based on the weight of the composition, of a cyclopentanone or cyclopentanol compound having 2,5-dicyclopentylidene substituents, 2,5-dicyclopentyl substituents or 2-cyclopentylidene-5-cyclopentyl substituents. This composition is useful as perfume emitting floral fragrance. 2,5-Dicyclopentylidenecyclopentane (compound 4) is prepared by reaction of 2-cyclopentylidenecyclopentanone with cyclopentanone. 2,5-Dicyclopentylcyclopentanone (compound 5) and 2,5-dicyclopentylidenecyclopentanol (compound 6) are prepared by reduction of compound 4. 2,5-Dicyclopentylcyclopentanol (compound 7) is prepared by reduction of compound 5 or compound 6.

Priority: EP20010112043 Applic. Date: 2001-05-23; JP20000080925 Applic. Date: 2000-03-22

Inventor: YAMADA MASAFUMI [JP]; FUJISAWA HIROSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6653317B2  Issued: 25/Nov/2003

Title: Pyrimidine 3-oxide compounds for inducing/stimulating hair growth and/or retarding hair loss

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/301733   Filing Date: 22/Nov/2002

Abstract:

Hair growth-/hair loss-affecting cosmetic/therapeutic compositions contain an effective amount of at least one 2-amino-4-alkylaminopyrimidine 3-oxide having the structural formula (I):in which R1 is an alkyl radical having from 5 to 20 carbon atoms, and Z is either a hydrogen atom or a radical -OR2, wherein R2 is an alkyl radical having from 1 to 12 carbon atoms, or an acyl derivative or acid addition salt thereof.

Priority: FR19980009509 Applic. Date: 1998-07-24; US2001-874053 Applic. Date: 2001-06-06; US1999-360495 Applic. Date: 1999-07-23

Inventor: MAHE YANN [FR]; MICHELET JEAN-FRANCOIS [FR]; PICHAUD PATRICK [FR]; GALEY JEAN-BAPTISTE [FR]


Patent No.: US6653353B2  Issued: 25/Nov/2003

Title: Cosmetic and personal care compositions

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

Application No.: 10/097031   Filing Date: 13/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Cosmetic or personal care compositions comprise: a hair styling polymer having one or more groups selected from acidic functional groups, anionic groups derived from the acidic functional groups or a mixture of said groups

a partially or fully fluorinated compound having one or more groups selected from amino groups, acid salts of the amino groups or a mixture of said groups, wherein the partially or fully fluorinated compound comprises an aromatic ring

and a cosmetically acceptable diluent or carrier. The compositions are particularly effective under high humidity conditions.

Priority: GB20010006467 Applic. Date: 2001-03-15

Inventor: ADAMS GERALD [GB]; KHOSHDEL EZAT [GB]


Patent No.: US6656457B2  Issued: 02/Dec/2003

Title: Dual-phased styling product that provides styling and conditioning benefits

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

Application No.: 10/058589   Filing Date: 28/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A hair styling and conditioning composition, for use in heat styling hair, and which are dual-phased until shaken, and wherein said composition comprises:(a) a hydroalcoholic phase comprising at least one hair fixative

an emulsifier

a salt

and(b) an anhydrous phase comprising at least one volatile silicone or volatile hydrocarbon, are described. A method for heat styling hair so as to obtain both styling and conditioning benefits, which comprises applying a composition of the invention to hair prior to the application of heat, is also described.

Priority: US20010265386P Applic. Date: 2001-01-30

Inventor: KAMIS KIMBERLY [US]; DAILEY II MARK [US]; KUZNITZ MATTHEW [US]; RUTHERFORD KEITH LESLIE [GB]; RILEY ROBERT GEORGE [GB]


Patent No.: US6656458B1  Issued: 02/Dec/2003

Title: Poly-aminoacid derivatives and their use in compositions for treating keratinous fibres

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/647493   Filing Date: 14/Dec/2000

Abstract:

The invention concerns the use in a cosmetic composition of at least a poly-aminoacid of general formula (1) in which X is -O-, -S- or -NR3

R1 represents in particular a hydrogen atom or a C114 C40 alkyl radical

R2 represents in particular a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted alkyl radical

R3 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl radical

R4 represents a hydrogen atom or a radical such as NH2, OH, SH, -CHOHCH3, -CONH2

n is a number greater than 1 such that the poly-aminoacid derivative molecular weight ranges between 200 and 200000. The invention also concerns the use of said derivatives for keratinous fibre strengthening and care.(I)

Priority: FR19980003965 Applic. Date: 1998-03-31; WO1999FR00256 Applic. Date: 1999-02-05

Inventor: PHILIPPE MICHEL [FR]; BLAISE CHRISTIAN [FR]


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.: US6660251B1  Issued: 09/Dec/2003

Title: Galenic formulation containing biotin

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 09/890294   Filing Date: 27/Jul/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to galenic formulations which contain a) one or more compounds selected from biotin, its physiologically compatible salts, biotin esters and the steroisomeric forms of these compounds

and b) one or more compounds selected from urea and urea derivatives. The above formulations are suitable for use as topically administered formulations for the cosmetic and/or medical treatment of the skin, hair and/or nails.

Priority: DE19991003241 Applic. Date: 1999-01-28; WO2000EP00248 Applic. Date: 2000-01-14

Inventor: BUENGER JOACHIM [DE]; DRILLER HANSJUERGEN [DE]; WOHLRAB WOLFGANG [DE]; MOTITSCHKE LOTHAR [DE]; HUSCHKA CHRISTOPH [DE]; NEUBERT REINHARD [DE]


Patent No.: US6660254B1  Issued: 09/Dec/2003

Title: Leave-in foaming composition for conditioning, lightening and highlighting hair

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

Application No.: 09/566114   Filing Date: 05/May/2000

Abstract:

There is described an aqueous, foamable composition delivered from a foaming device for conditioning, lightening and highlighting hair which comprises:(i) a conditioning agent,(ii) a peroxygen compound,(iii) an acid, and(iv) a foaming agent

said composition having a pH of 5 or less.There is also described a method for conditioning lightening and highlighting hair which comprises treating said hair with a composition of the invention.

Priority:

Inventor: NEWELL GERALD [US]; MONTGOMERY JR CHARLES [US]; ABBOTT RICHARD [US]


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.: US6660285B2  Issued: 09/Dec/2003

Title: Use of amphoteric surfactants in cosmetic compositions to precipitate cationic polymers on dilution

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/188896   Filing Date: 05/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to the use of at least one amphoteric in transparent aqueous cosmetic compositions for the hair and/or the skin designed to be rinsed, comprising at least one anionic surface-active agent, at least one surface-active agent selected for the betaines and at least one water-soluble or water dispersible cationic polymer derived from a polysaccharide (PolC), as precipitant, in the diluted state, of said cationic polymer (PolC). The invention further relates to transparent aqueous cosmetic compositions for the hair and/or skin designed to be rinsed, comprising at least one one anionic surface-active agent, at least one surface-active agent selected for the betaines, at least one water-soluble or water dispersible cationic polymer derived from a polysaccharide (PolC), and at least one amphoteric surface-active agent.

Priority: FR19980000634 Applic. Date: 1998-01-19; US2000-600371 Applic. Date: 2000-07-14

Inventor: RICCA JEAN-MARC [FR]


Patent No.: US6660288B1  Issued: 09/Dec/2003

Title: Insect repellents

Applicant/Assignee: QUEST INTERNATIONAL B.V

Application No.: 09/806773   Filing Date: 29/May/2001

Abstract:

The use of specific perfume ingredients, e.g. tricyclodecenyl allyl ether, to repel insects. The perfume ingredients may be used in a composition comprising from 0.1 to 40 percent by weight of one or more of the perfume ingredients. Preferably at least one of the perfume ingredients has a hydrophobicity such that the common logarithm of the octanol-water partition coefficient, log P, of the perfume ingredient is in the range 1.0 to 6.0.

Priority: GB19980021693 Applic. Date: 1998-10-06; WO1999GB03107 Applic. Date: 1999-09-17

Inventor: BEHAN JOHN MARTIN [GB]; BIRCH RICHARD ARTHUR [GB]


Patent No.: US6663176B1  Issued: 16/Dec/2003

Title: Seating device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/108322   Filing Date: 28/Mar/2002

Abstract:

A seating device for positioning adjacent to a bathtub for shampooing a child's hair. The seating device includes a seat section for supporting a buttocks of the child coupled to a back section for supporting a back of the child. A plurality of leg members is provided for supporting the seat section above a surface. A first end of each of the leg members is coupled to the seat section. A drape is provided for guiding water from the child's hair into the bathtub. A first end of the drape is removably mounted on an upper edge of the back section and a second end of the drape is removably positionable in the bathtub.

Priority:

Inventor: TULL SHARON V [US]


Patent No.: US6663855B2  Issued: 16/Dec/2003

Title: Cosmetic and personal care compositions

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

Application No.: 09/969900   Filing Date: 03/Oct/2001

Abstract:

Cosmetic or personal care compositions, such as for styling hair, comprise a thermoplastic elastomer which is a block copolymer comprising a core polymer having a backbone comprising at least a proportion of C-C bonds and two or more flanking polymers. Each flanking polymer is covalently bound to an end of the core polymer and the core polymer and/or at least one of the flanking polymers is a copolymer derived from two or more monomers. The compositions comprise a cosmetically acceptable diluent or carrier.

Priority: GB20000024182 Applic. Date: 2000-10-03; GB20000028604 Applic. Date: 2000-11-23; GB20000028605 Applic. Date: 2000-11-23; US2000-678085 Applic. Date: 2000-10-03

Inventor: FRECHET JEAN M J [US]; HAJDUK DAMIAN [US]; KHOSHDEL EZAT [GB]; LIU MINGJUN [US]; NIELSEN RALPH B [US]; REID EUAN STUART [GB]; RUTHERFORD KEITH LESLIE [GB]


Patent No.: US6663875B2  Issued: 16/Dec/2003

Title: Hair preparation for the treatment of dandruff

Applicant/Assignee: CLARIANT GMBH

Application No.: 10/219865   Filing Date: 15/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Cosmetic preparations, in particular shampoos, are described which comprise oxiconazole nitrate as antidandruff agent.

Priority: DE19991038404 Applic. Date: 1999-08-13; US2000-637540 Applic. Date: 2000-08-11

Inventor: GLAUDER JAN [DE]; MORSCHHAEUSER ROMAN [DE]; TUROWSKI-WANKE ANGELIKA [DE]; SIMSCH WALTRAUD [DE]


Patent No.: US6665891B1  Issued: 23/Dec/2003

Title: Portable hair washing apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/233385   Filing Date: 03/Sep/2002

Abstract:

A portable hair washing apparatus for allowing the shampooing of the hairs of the physically disabled includes a tank member having side, front, back, and bottom walls, and also having a tabletop

and also includes wheels upon which the tank member is mounted

and further includes a hair washing support assembly being attached to the tank member and including a headrest member

and also includes a hair washing assembly being supported by the tank member and including a semi-rigid hose being attached to the tank member.

Priority:

Inventor: CLIFFORD NINAROSE A [US]


Patent No.: US6665892B1  Issued: 23/Dec/2003

Title: Hairdressing apparatus

Applicant/Assignee: AGIGI DESIGN PTY LTD

Application No.: 10/088246   Filing Date: 15/Mar/2002

Abstract:

An apparatus for washing the hair of a person reclining on a chair comprising, a platform (12), a washbasin (10) mounted on the platform having a forward pointing lip (32) to receive the person's head or neck, and translation means (14, 16, 18) for moving the washbasin from a higher position (33) closer to the chair to a lower position more remote from the chair.

Priority: AU1999PQ02926 Applic. Date: 1999-09-17; WO2000AU01130 Applic. Date: 2000-09-18

Inventor: CROCILLA GAETANO [AU]


Patent No.: US6666607B2  Issued: 23/Dec/2003

Title: Applicator and method for applying a product

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/970861   Filing Date: 05/Oct/2001

Abstract:

An applicator for applying a product comprises an applicator element configured to be loaded with product to be applied. The applicator element comprises a wall defining a cavity in which product accumulates. The cavity may have at least one opening through which product to be applied passes. The opening may be at an end of the applicator element and at least one retention element may be disposed inside the cavity. The wall and the at least one retention element may be configured so as to hold product substantially within the cavity. The wall and the at least one retention element may further be configured so as to hold product substantially within the cavity via capillary attraction.

Priority: FR20000012735 Applic. Date: 2000-10-05

Inventor: GUERET JEAN-LOUIS H [FR]


Patent No.: US6667029B2  Issued: 23/Dec/2003

Title: Stable, aqueous cationic hydrogel

Applicant/Assignee: ISP INVESTMENTS INC

Application No.: 09/781505   Filing Date: 12/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A stable, aqueous cationic hydrogel of, by weight, 1-50% of a crosslinked cationic copolymer of 5-95% vinylpyrrolidone (VP) and 5-95% 3-dimethylaminopropyl(meth)acrylamide (DMAPMA) monomers, a crosslinking agent in an amount of 0.05-1% of said monomers, and water is described. The hydrogel has a pH of about 10 and a Brookfield viscosity of about 650 (Model DV-II+, RV spindle #3, speed 10 rpm)

it can increase its viscosity by up to 40x at a pH of 3-9 and absorb up to 200x its weight of water. The hydrogel also can effectively condition hair even in the presence of an anionic surfactant.

Priority: US1999-349011 Applic. Date: 1999-07-07

Inventor: ZHONG YUANZHEN [US]; JACHOWICZ JANUSZ [US]; WOLF PHILIP F [US]; MC MULLEN JR ROGER L [US]


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.: US6667378B2  Issued: 23/Dec/2003

Title: Reshapable hair styling composition comprising heterogeneous (meth)acrylic copolymer particles

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 09/886013   Filing Date: 22/Jun/2001

Abstract:

A reshapable hair styling composition comprising heterogeneous (meth)acrylic copolymer particles, said particles being the same or different and comprising at least one (meth)acrylic copolymer comprising: (a) units derived from at least one monomer chosen from (meth)acrylate esters of branched and straight chain alkyl alcohols, (b) units derived from at least one monomer chosen from (meth)acrylate esters of saturated and unsaturated cyclic alcohols containing 6 to 20 carbon atoms, (c) optionally units derived from at least one monomer chosen from hydrophilic monomers, and (d) optionally units derived from at least one monomer other than (a), (b), and (c) monomers, wherein said composition provides a reshapable effect.

Priority:

Inventor: ROLLAT ISABELLE [FR]; SAMAIN HENRI [FR]; MOREL OLIVIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6669060B2  Issued: 30/Dec/2003

Title: Air intake valve arrangement

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/817276   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2001

Abstract:

A valve element may be configured to be mounted in an air intake passage of a container. The valve element may be at least partially elastically deformable. The valve element may include a valving member configured such that, when vacuum pressure inside the container is less than a predetermined threshold differential from atmospheric pressure, the valving member is in sealed contact with a seat formed on the container. The valving member may also be configured such that the valving member moves away from the seat when the predetermined threshold differential is reached, so as to allow air to be taken into the container. By elastic return, the valving member may return to a position in sealed contact with the seat when the vacuum pressure inside the container drops back to less than the predetermined threshold differential.

The valve element may be placed in a functional configuration via an elastically irreversible modification thereof during mounting.

Priority: FR20000003848 Applic. Date: 2000-03-27

Inventor: DE LAFORCADE VINCENT [FR]


Patent No.: US6673371B2  Issued: 06/Jan/2004

Title: Shear gel compositions

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

Application No.: 10/038221   Filing Date: 24/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A composition which has a thickened fluid form comprises:(i) a first (shear gel) phase comprising at least one polymer which is capable of forming a gel, which polymer is present in the composition as a shear gel (i.e., a multiplicity of separate gel particles which have been formed by subjecting the polymer to shear while gel formation takes place)

and(ii) a second (encapsulated) phase which is in the form of particles or droplets which comprise a hair benefit agent and are entrapped by the gel matrix of at least a proportion of the gel particles.The composition may allow enhanced delivery of the encapsulated phase.

Priority: GB20000026473 Applic. Date: 2000-10-30

Inventor: BROWN CHARLES RUPERT [GB]; CAREW PETER SIMON [GB]; EKLUND JOHN CHARLES [GB]; EVANS JEANNETTE MARCIA [GB]; FAIRLEY PETER [FR]


Patent No.: US6673374B2  Issued: 06/Jan/2004

Title: Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for managing skin conditions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/953431   Filing Date: 17/Sep/2001

Abstract:

This application relates to a pharmaceutical composition and methods for treating inflammatory skin conditions. The compositions include hydrogen peroxide, one or more moisturizing agents, and an anti-inflammatory agent. The pharmaceutical compositions may optionally include one or more exfoliants. The compositions can be used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as dermatitis, including, but not limited to seborrheic dermatitis, nummular dermatitis, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, exfoliative dermatitis, perioral dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis

psoriasis

folliculitis

rosacea

acne

impetigo

erysipelas

paronychia, erythrasma

and eczema.

Priority: US2001-878231 Applic. Date: 2001-06-12; US2000-549202 Applic. Date: 2000-04-13; US1999-330127 Applic. Date: 1999-06-11; US19980094775P Applic. Date: 1998-07-31

Inventor: MURAD HOWARD [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.: US6677294B2  Issued: 13/Jan/2004

Title: Cleansing compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/725649   Filing Date: 29/Nov/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed are cleansing compositions comprising one or more surfactants selected from the group consisting of: i) anionic surfactants, ii) amphoteric surfactants, iii) nonionic surfactants, iv) cationic surfactants and v) mixtures thereof, where the dynamic viscosity of the compositions at 25 DEG C. is at least about 100,000 centipoise and where the cleansing composition results in no or minimal eye sting. Also disclosed disposable articles comprising water insoluble substrates releasably containing the cleansing compositions, a process for making the disposable articles and a method of use.

Priority:

Inventor: SHAW GRETCHEN LINNEA [US]; PHIPPS NICOLA JACQUELINE [GB]; SMITH III EDWARD DEWEY [US]; NEUMANN FRANK [US]; STAUDIGEL JAMES ANTHONY [US]


Patent No.: US6682725B1  Issued: 27/Jan/2004

Title: High molecular mass cationic copolymers

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 09/122097   Filing Date: 24/Jul/1998

Abstract:

The disclosure is directed to a process of conditioning hair in which a cosmetic composition is applied to the hair, which composition contains a polymer formed by(i) the free-radically initiated copolymerization of monomer mixtures of(a) from 1 to 99.99% by weight of a cationic monomer or quaternizable monomer,(b) from 0 to 98.99% by weight of a water-soluble monomer,(c) from 0 to 50% by weight of a further free-radically copolymerizable monomer, and(d) from 0.01 to 10% by weight of a bifunctional or polyfunctional, free-radical copolymerizable monomer, and(ii) subsequent quaternization of the polymer if the monomer (a) is a non-quaternized monomer.

Priority: DE19971031764 Applic. Date: 1997-07-24

Inventor: DIEING REINHOLD [DE]; HOESSEL PETER [DE]; KOTHRADE STEPHAN [DE]; SANNER AXEL [DE]; ZEITZ KATRIN [DE]; RAUBENHEIMER HANS-JUERGEN [DE]; SCHEHLMANN VOLKER [DE]


Patent No.: US6682750B2  Issued: 27/Jan/2004

Title: Surfactant-free cosmetic, dermatological and pharmaceutical compositions

Applicant/Assignee: CLARIANT GMBH

Application No.: 10/086039   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to surfactant-free cosmetic, dermatological and pharmaceutical compositions, comprising at least one copolymer consisting essentially ofa1) 1 to 50% by weight of the repeat structural unit of the formula (1)where n is an integer from 2 to 9, ora2) 1 to 50% by weight of a mixture of the repeat structural unit of the formula (1) and the repeat structural unit of the formula (2)where R, R<1 >and R<2 >may be identical or different and are hydrogen or a linear or branched alkyl or alkenyl group having in each case 1 to 30 carbon atoms andb) 49.99 to 98.99% by weight of the repeat structural unit of the formula (3)in which R<3 >is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl, Z is (C1-C8)-alkylene, n is an integer from 2 to 9 and X is an ammonium, alkali metal or alkaline earth metal ion andc)

0.01 to 8% by weight of crosslinking structures which originate from monomers having at least two olefinic double bonds.

Priority: DE20011010336 Applic. Date: 2001-03-03

Inventor: LOEFFLER MATTHIAS [DE]; MORSCHHAEUSER ROMAN [DE]; HORNUNG MICHAEL [DE]


Patent No.: US6683032B1  Issued: 27/Jan/2004

Title: Multifunctional phospholipid surfactants

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/138876   Filing Date: 06/May/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to novel compositions and, more particularly, to a class of compounds having specific quaternized amine based upon a phosphate ester. The use of a phosphate ester based upon a fatty alcohol or fatty alcohol alkoxylate as the material used to prepare a phospholipid results in heretofore-unknown compounds. The products are very good wetting agents, have improved hydrolytic stability, are extremely substantitive to human skin and are well tolerated by human tissue making them suitable for use preparation of barrier products for personal care applications. In short they are ideal surfactants for use in many personal care applications.

Priority:

Inventor: O'LENICK JR ANTHONY J [US]; O'LENICK KEVIN A [US]


Patent No.: US6685925B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Cosmetic and personal care compositions

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

Application No.: 09/969924   Filing Date: 03/Oct/2001

Abstract:

Cosmetic or personal care compositions, such as for styling hair, comprise a thermoplastic elastomer which is a block copolymer comprising a core polymer having a backbone comprising at least a proportion of C-C bonds and two or more flanking polymers. Each flanking polymer is covalently bound to an end of the core polymer and the copolymer is soluble at a level of at least 1% by weight in water at 25 DEG C. The compositions comprise a cosmetically acceptable diluent or carrier.

Priority: GB20000024182 Applic. Date: 2000-10-03; GB20000028605 Applic. Date: 2000-11-23; GB20000028604 Applic. Date: 2000-11-23; US2000-678085 Applic. Date: 2000-10-03

Inventor: FRECHET JEAN M J [US]; HAJDUK DAMIAN [US]; KHOSHDEL EZAT [GB]; LIU MINGJUN [US]; NIELSEN RALPH B [US]; REID EUAN STUART [GB]; RUTHERFORD KEITH LESLIE [GB]


Patent No.: US6685952B1  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Personal care compositions and methods-high internal phase water-in-volatile silicone oil systems

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

Application No.: 09/344014   Filing Date: 25/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A composition which is:A.) A hair care composition which is a high internal phase water-in-oil emulsion which comprises:(I) an oil phase which further comprises i.) a mixture of non-volatile and volatile silicone oils, and ii.) a silicone surfactant

and(II) which comprises an aqueous phase

and which substantially lacks a fatty alcohol

andB.) A skin care composition which is a high internal phase water-in-oil emulsion which comprises:(I) an oil phase which further comprises i.) a mixture of non-volatile and volatile silicone oils, and ii.) a silicone surfactant

and(III) which comprises an aqueous phase.

Priority:

Inventor: MA ZHUNING [US]; NEILL PAUL HOWARD [US]; BRANDT LORALEI MARIE [US]; SCAFIDI ANTHONY ALOYSIUS [US]; NOGAJ BOZENA [US]; NEWELL GERALD PATRICK [US]


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.: US6689346B1  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: Reshapable hair styling composition comprising acrylic copolymers

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/695392   Filing Date: 25/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A reshapable hair styling composition comprising at least one acrylic copolymer comprising: (a) units derived from at least one monomer chosen from (meth)acrylate esters of C4 to C18 straight and branched chain alkyl alcohols, (b) units derived from at least one monomer chosen from (meth)acrylate esters of saturated and unsaturated cyclic alcohols containing 6 to 20 carbon atoms, (c) optionally units derived from at least one monomer chosen from hydrophilic monomers, and (d) optionally units derived from at least one monomer other than (a), (b), and (c) monomers, wherein said composition provides a reshapable effect.

Priority:

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


Patent No.: US6689347B2  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: Hair care compositions

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

Application No.: 10/135996   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2002

Abstract:

This invention relates to an aqueous hair care composition comprising water-insoluble particles having a layered structure comprising oxygen atoms and silicon and/or phosphorus atoms, and comprising organic functional groups which are bonded to silicon and/or phosphorus atoms in the layers by covalent bonds.

Priority: EP20010303914 Applic. Date: 2001-04-30; EP20020251123 Applic. Date: 2002-02-19

Inventor: BARBUZZI ELENA MARIA GABRIELLA [GB]; BERGMANN WOLFGANG ROBERT [US]; DHAMDHERE MRUNALINI [US]; FRANKLIN KEVIN RONALD [GB]; TAYLOR CHERYL ANNE [GB]; WHILTON NICOLA [GB]


Patent No.: US6689372B1  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: Microbicidal active substances

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/762008   Filing Date: 01/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The use of oxathiazolones of formulais describedR1 is phenyl unsubstituted or substituted by one or more C1-C5 alkyl, hydroxyl, halogen substituents or by a 1,3,4-oxathiazol-2-one radical.in the antimicrobial treatment of surfaces.The compounds exhibit a pronounced action against pathogenic gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, and also against yeasts and moulds.

Priority: EP19980810749 Applic. Date: 1998-08-04; WO1999EP05449 Applic. Date: 1999-07-30

Inventor: HOELZL WERNER [FR]; SCHNYDER MARCEL [CH]


Patent No.: US6689856B2  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: Water-soluble polymers with a water-soluble backbone and side units with a lower critical solution temperature, process for preparing them, aqueous compositions containing them and cosmetic use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/145142   Filing Date: 15/May/2002

Abstract:

Water-soluble polymers having a water-soluble backbone and side units having in water a lower critical solution temperature, LCST, the polymers being obtainable by free-radical precipitation polymerization of water-soluble monomers and of macromonomers comprising a unit with an LCST whose heat-induced demixing temperature in aqueous solution is from 5 to 40 DEG C. for a concentration by mass in water of 1% of the said unit. Also described is a process for preparing these polymers by free-radical precipitation polymerization, and aqueous compositions containing these polymers and the use of these polymers and compositions, especially in cosmetics, for the cleansing and/or making up and/or care and/or antisun protection of keratin materials.

Priority: FR20010006450 Applic. Date: 2001-05-16

Inventor: L ALLORET FLORENCE [FR]


Patent No.: US6692729B1  Issued: 17/Feb/2004

Title: Cosmetic resin composition and cosmetic using the same

Applicant/Assignee: NATIONAL STARTCH AND CHEMICAL INVESTMENT HOLDING CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/009958   Filing Date: 29/May/2002

Abstract:

A cosmetic resin composition consisting essentially of an amphoteric urethane resin having a carboxyl group and a tertiary amino group in one molecule there of, the amphoteric urethane resin having a structural unit derived from an ethylene oxide in its structure.

Priority: WO2000US09956 Applic. Date: 2000-04-13

Inventor: ASAOKA SEIJI [JP]; SAKURAI TAKAHIRO [JP]; KOYAMA KATSUYA [JP]; TSUZUKI TOSHITAKA [JP]; HASHIMOTO TOMOHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6693066B2  Issued: 17/Feb/2004

Title: Toilet bars containing sensory modifiers comprising conditioning compound

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

Application No.: 10/003556   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2001

Abstract:

A toilet bar composition is described that contains an amido tertiary amine, amido amine salt, or amido ammonium skin conditioning agent in an amount effective to enhance skin feel and the deposition of hydrophobic emollients without having a deleterious effect on lathering speed, sand, and slip properties.

Priority:

Inventor: PUVVADA SUDHAKAR [US]; CLARKE MICHAEL G [US]


Patent No.: US6694540B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2004

Title: Hair washing apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/269419   Filing Date: 11/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A hair washing apparatus and method of use of the same is provided. The apparatus includes a basin having an outer edge and an inner edge that defines an opening extending through the basin. A support structure is attached to the wash basin for vertically positioning the wash basin in a user desired position. The wash basin is formed of a generally rigid material such that when a person's head is positioned within the opening, the basin prevents the person's head from moving while the hair is being washed. The apparatus further includes a flexible tube having a lower end attached to the inner edge around the opening and an upper end through which the hair of the person may extend. The upper end engages the head below the hair such that when the hair is being washed, the wash water does not flow down the head and face of the person, but is directed into the wash basin.

Priority: US20010329033P Applic. Date: 2001-10-12

Inventor: MAZZULLA JAMES P [US]; JAROSZ THOMAS J [US]; DUROS IGNATIUS [US]; MILLER LORI [US]


Patent No.: US6696050B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2004

Title: Hair treatment compositions

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

Application No.: 10/135972   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2002

Abstract:

This invention relates to an aqueous hair treatment comprising coated particles comprising a solid core having a D3, 2 average particle size in the range from 10 to 700 nm, and a coating polymer covalently bonded to the solid core. Use of the coated particles in a hair treatment composition to impart body to the hair is also described.

Priority: EP20010303915 Applic. Date: 2001-04-30

Inventor: BARBUZZI ELENA MARIA GABRIELLA [GB]; BERGMANN WOLFGANG ROBERT [US]; TAYLOR CHERYL ANNE [GB]; WIRE STEPHEN LEE [GB]


Patent No.: US6696051B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2004

Title: Hair treatment compositions

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

Application No.: 10/136041   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2002

Abstract:

This invention relates to an aqueous conditioner composition comprising (i) a cationic surfactant, (ii) a fatty alcohol material, and (iii) from 0.01 to 10 wt % coated particles comprising (a) a solid core having a D3,2 average particle size in the range from 10 to 700 nm, and (b) a coating of silicone polymer covalently bonded to the solid core. Use of the coated particles in a conditioner composition to impart body to the hair is also disclosed.

Priority: EP20010303916 Applic. Date: 2001-04-30

Inventor: BARBUZZI ELENA MARIA GABRIELLA [GB]; BERGMANN WOLFGANG ROBERT [US]; BIRTWISTLE DAVID HOWARD [TH]; TAYLOR CHERYL ANNE [GB]; WIRE STEPHEN LEE [GB]


Patent No.: US6696052B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2004

Title: Hair care compositions with diquaternary silicone polymers

Applicant/Assignee: WELLA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 10/056307   Filing Date: 24/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The hair care compositions contain a combination of from 0.01 to 10 percent by weight of at least one terminally functionalized diquaternary silicone compound of formula II:wherein R<1 >and R<4>, independently of each other, each represent an alkyl group with at least eight carbon atoms, and R<2 >R<3 >and R<15 >to R<4>, independently of each other, each represent a methyl group. A represents -(CH2)3-O-CH2-CH(OH)-CH2-, n is a number from 10 to 120 and X<1-> is an anion

and from 0.01 to 10 percent by weight of at least one quaternized amine compound of formula lb:wherein R1 represents a C8- to C24-acyl group

wherein R2, R3 and R4 represent, independently of each other, C1- to C6-alkyl group

X<-> is an anion and m is 2 to 5. These compositions optionally contain at least one ester of an alphatic carboxylic acid with a primary or secondary alcohol.

Priority: DE20011004033 Applic. Date: 2001-01-31

Inventor: AEBY JOHANN [CH]; IRRGANG BERNHARD [CH]; MAGER HERBERT [CH]; PASQUIER GILBERT [CH]; ROMANENS EMMANUEL [CH]


Patent No.: US6696053B1  Issued: 24/Feb/2004

Title: Leave-on or rinse-out hair care conditioner compositions containing silicone quaternary compounds and thickeners

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

Application No.: 09/564932   Filing Date: 04/May/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a leave-on or rinse-out hair conditioning or styling aid composition that comprises:a) a silicone quaternary compound,b) a cationic thickener, andc) a carrier, wherein said carrier is water, or a hydroalcoholic solvent

and wherein said composition is substantially lacking in fatty alcohol.

Priority:

Inventor: MA ZHUNING [US]; WYDILA JOHN EDWARD [US]; DAILEY II MARK [US]; BRANDT LORALEI MARIE [US]; NEILL PAUL HOWARD [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.: US6699463B2  Issued: 02/Mar/2004

Title: Photostable cationic organic sunscreen compounds with antioxidant properties and compositions obtained therefrom

Applicant/Assignee: EM INDUSTRIES

Application No.: 10/119025   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2002

Abstract:

Compounds of Formula IEach R is independently linear or branched C1 to C8 alkyl, or linear or branched C1 to C8 alkoxy or one R is H and the other R is linear or branched C1 to C8 alkyl, or linear or branched C1 to C8 alkoxy

R1 is selected from the group consisting of COCH3, CO2R3, CONH2, CONH(R4)2, CN, COX(CH2)n-N-(R2)(R4)(R3), and the quaternized salt form of the formula COX(CH2)n-N-(R2)(R4)(R3)<+>Y<->

X is O or NH

n is an integer of 1 to 5

Y is an anion

andR2, R3 and R4 are independently linear or branched C1 to C20.Hair care formulations and other compounds containing compounds of Formula I, and methods for protecting hair and substrates such as polymers, textiles, fabrics, leathers and paints using the compounds herein.

Priority:

Inventor: CHAUDHURI RATAN K [US]


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.: US6699987B2  Issued: 02/Mar/2004

Title: FORMULATIONS AND METHOD FOR ISOLATING NUCLEIC ACIDS FROM OPTIONAL COMPLEX STARTING MATERIAL AND SUBSEQUENT COMPLEX GENE ANALYTICS

Applicant/Assignee: INVITEK GESELLSCHAFT FUR BIOTECHNIK & BIODESIGN MBH

Application No.: 09/454740   Filing Date: 06/Dec/1999

Abstract:

The subject of the invention are formulations not containing chaotropic components for isolating nucleic acids with binding to a solid phase, in particular of DNA, from optional complex starting materials and quantities containing a lysis/binding buffer system which comprises at least one antichaotropic salt component, a solid phase and wash and elution buffers known as such. The lysis/binding buffer system may be an aqueous solution or a solid formulation in reaction vessels ready for use.

All carriers used for isolation by means of chaotropic reagents, preferably glass fiber mats, glass membranes, silica carriers, ceramics, zeolites or materials showing negatively functionalised surfaces or chemically modified surfaces which may be converted to a negative charge potential may serve as a solid phase.Furthermore, the subject of the invention is a method for isolating nucleic acids, in particular DNA, from optional complex starting materials with using the formulations according to the invention which is characterized by the lysis of the starting material, binding of nucleic acids to a carrier, washing of the nucleic acids bound to the carrier and elution of nucleic acids.

Priority: DE19981056064 Applic. Date: 1998-12-04

Inventor: HILLEBRAND TIMO [DE]; BENDZKO PETER [DE]


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.: US6703008B2  Issued: 09/Mar/2004

Title: Aerosol hair spray compositions comprising combinations of silicone-grafted copolymers

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/263014   Filing Date: 05/Mar/1999

Abstract:

Disclosed are aerosol hair spray compositions which comprise a first and a second silicone-grafted copolymer, wherein the copolymers exhibit a dichotomous viscosity behavior which results in superior hold and excellent hair feel benefits, and a method of styling hair comprising applying to the hair an effective amount of the above composition.

The aerosol hair spray compositions comprise: (A) from about 0.1% to about 10% by weight of said composition, of a first silicone-grafted copolymer comprising a vinyl polymeric backbone and a polysiloxane macromer grafted to said vinyl polymeric backbone, (i) wherein said first silicone-grafted copolymer is formed from the copolymerization of randomly repeating hydrophilic monomer units, herein designated A, and hydrophobic monomer units, herein designated B, (a) wherein said vinyl polymeric backbone comprises from about 10% to about 50%, by weight of said first silicone-grafted copolymer, of copolymerizable hydrophilic A monomers, (b) wherein said vinyl polymeric backbone comprises from 0% to about 85%, by weight of said first silicone-grafted copolymer, of copolymerizable hydrophobic B monomers, (c) wherein said polysiloxane macromer comprises from about 5% to about 50%, by weight of said first silicone-grafted copolymer, of polysiloxane-containing monomer units, (ii) wherein said polysiloxane macromer has a weight average molecular weight from about 500 to about 50,000

and (iii) wherein said first silicone-grafted copolymer has a weight average molecular weight from about 10,000 to about 500,000

(B) from about 0.1% to about 5% by weight of said composition, of a second silicone-grafted copolymer, comprising a vinyl polymeric backbone and a polysiloxane macromer grafted to said vinyl polymeric backbone, (i) wherein said second silicone-grafted copolymer is formed from the copolymerization of randomly repeating hydrophobic monomer units, herein designated B, (ii) wherein said polysiloxane macromer comprises from about 10% to about 40%, by weight of said second silicone-grafted copolymer, of polysiloxane-containing monomer units, (iii) wherein said polysiloxane macromer has a weight average molecular weight from about 5,000 to about 50,000, (iv) wherein said second silicone-grafted copolymer has a weight average molecular weight from about 300,000 to about 5,000,000, and (v) wherein said first silicone-grafted copolymer is present, relative to said second silicone-grafted copolymer, by weight, in a ratio from about 2:1 to about 26:1

(C) a neutralizing system, (D) from about 20% to about 50%, by weight of said composition, of a propellant

and (E) the balance comprising a carrier.

Priority:

Inventor: CARBALLADA JOSE ANTONIO [US]; HUTCHINS THOMAS ALLEN [US]


Patent No.: US6703028B1  Issued: 09/Mar/2004

Title: Cosmetic composition containing an aqueous polymer dispersion and an insoluble silicone, and process and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 09/689818   Filing Date: 13/Oct/2000

Abstract:

An aqueous or aqueous/alcoholic cosmetic composition which can be sprayed, comprising an aqueous dispersion of insoluble film-forming polymer particles and at least one insoluble silicone, wherein the polymer particles are present in a concentration greater than 15%, relative to the total weight of the composition, and further wherein the glass transition temperature of the insoluble polymer particles ranges from 15 to 35 DEG C.The invention also relates to a process for the cosmetic treatment of keratinous substances using these compositions and to the use of the silicone for improving the quality of the spraying of the composition.

Priority: FR19950009773 Applic. Date: 1995-08-11; US1996-694628 Applic. Date: 1996-08-09

Inventor: SAMAIN HENRI [FR]; BAUER DANIEL [FR]; STURLA JEAN-MICHEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6703490B1  Issued: 09/Mar/2004

Title: Amphiphilic complexes, method for their preparation and compositions containing them

Applicant/Assignee: COLETICA

Application No.: 08/877124   Filing Date: 17/Jun/1997

Abstract:

Cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions comprising amphiphilic or hydrolipidic complexes of plant proteins modified with fatty chains are presented. The modified proteins are obtained from the reaction carried out at a temperature between ambient temperature and 80 DEG C. with plant proteins having an average molecular mass is greater than or equal to 10,000 Daltons and one or more fatty chains whose carbon atom number is between 4 and 30, selected from fatty acid anhydrides and fatty acid halides, with the exclusion of undecylenic acid.

Priority: FR19950012137 Applic. Date: 1995-10-17; WO1996FR01620 Applic. Date: 1996-10-16

Inventor: PERRIER ERIC [FR]; HUC ALAIN [FR]; ANTONI DANIELLE [FR]; ROUSSEL CORALIE [FR]; PINA MICHEL [FR]; GRAILLE JEAN [FR]


Patent No.: US6706259B1  Issued: 16/Mar/2004

Title: Hydrolytically stable esters

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: US 2002-073082   Filing Date: 12/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The present invention deals with the certain novel esters derived from a specific 36 carbon diol and fatty acids, which unlike other esters are surprisingly stable to hydrolysis and consequently of interest in high and low pH applications.

Priority:

Inventor: GARDNER BRYCE [US]; IMPERANTE JOHN [US]; O'LENICK JR ANTHONY J [US]


Patent No.: US6706673B2  Issued: 16/Mar/2004

Title: COSMETIC AND DERMATOLOGICAL DETERSIVE PREPARATIONS CONTAINING ACRYLATE COPOLYMERS, ALKYL GLUCOSIDES AND ALCOHOLS

Applicant/Assignee: BEIERSDORF AG

Application No.: 09/053342   Filing Date: 01/Apr/1998

Abstract:

Cosmetic and dermatological detersive preparations comprising:(a) an effective amount of one or more surface-active substances selected from the group consisting of alkyl glucosides, which have the structural formulawhere R is a branched or unbranched alkyl radical having from 1 to 24 carbon atoms,(b) an effective amount of one or more gel-forming acrylate-alkyl acrylate copolymers and(c) branched and/or unbranched aliphatic alcohols having 2-6 carbon atoms and one or more OH functions.

Priority: DE19971014424 Applic. Date: 1997-04-08

Inventor: LERG HEIKE [DE]; SCHMUCKER ROBERT [DE]


Patent No.: US6706775B2  Issued: 16/Mar/2004

Title: Polyurethane foam products with controlled release of agents and additives

Applicant/Assignee: H.H. BROWN SHOE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. D/B/A DICON TECHNOLOGIES H. H. BROWN SHOE TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 10/115338   Filing Date: 02/Apr/2002

Abstract:

Polyurethane foam products with controlled release of agents and additives, if any, are formed from the reaction products of an aqueous formulation of a limited quantity of superabsorbent polymer, an agent or agents from the group of detergents, abrasives, waxes, polishes, drugs, cosmetics, biologicals, volatiles, odor absorbing and controlling compositions and water soluble chemicals, optionally selective additives, and water with a predetermined ratio of hydrophilic urethane prepolymer to provide a polymerizing mixture. The agents and additives, if any, are incorporated directly into the matrix of the formed foam product to increase the number of times that the formed foam products can be used. The products and methods include a formed foam product with an abrasive material uniformly dispersed therein and/or formed on at least one exterior face of the products.

Sized granular formed foam product can be comminuted to provide filters materials and animal litter.

Priority:

Inventor: HERMANN PAUL F [US]; CELIA WAYNE [US]


Patent No.: US6709648B2  Issued: 23/Mar/2004

Title: Hair conditioning composition comprising silicones and frizz control agents

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/303615   Filing Date: 25/Nov/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed is a hair conditioning composition comprising:(1) a non-volatile silicone compound which has a molecular weight of from about 100,000 to about 1,500,000 and has a viscosity of from about 500,000 to about 50,000,000 mpa.s

(2) a volatile compound selected from the group consisting of an isoparaffin hydrocarbon having a boiling point of from about 60 to about 260 DEG C., a volatile silicone compound having from 2 to 7 silicon atoms, and mixtures thereof

and(3) a frizz control agent selected from the group consisting of (i), (ii), and (iii):(i) PEG-modified glycerides

(ii) PEG-modified glyceryl fatty acid esters

and(iii) mixtures thereof.

Priority: WO2000US30342 Applic. Date: 2000-11-03; WO2000US14869 Applic. Date: 2000-05-30; WO2001US17077 Applic. Date: 2001-05-29

Inventor: SAKO TAKASHI [JP]; MITSUMATSU ARATA [JP]; OKUYAMA YOSHINARI [JP]; UCHIDA MIKIO [JP]; MONTON JAMES ALBERT [US]; CERDA LUISA NAVARRO [US]


Patent No.: US6715951B2  Issued: 06/Apr/2004

Title: Unit for applying at least one product

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/126589   Filing Date: 22/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A unit for applying at least one product comprises a first housing configured to contain at least one product, a second housing configured to be at least temporarily in flow communication with the first housing, a removable closure element configured to substantially seal the opening of the second housing, and an applicator member removably disposed in the second housing. The second housing comprises an opening defined by an edge. The applicator member comprises an application surface, a first portion adjacent to the application surface, and at least one second portion separated from the application surface by the first portion. The at least one second portion is configured to have a greater compressibility than the first portion such that the applicator member at least partially absorbs pressing force exerted on the application surface during application of the at least one product.

Priority: FR20010005390 Applic. Date: 2001-04-20

Inventor: GUERET JEAN-LOUIS H [FR]


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.: 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.: US6719967B1  Issued: 13/Apr/2004

Title: Hair treatment compositions

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

Application No.: 09/282708   Filing Date: 31/Mar/1999

Abstract:

A hair treatment composition which has a thickened fluid form comprising:(i) a first (shear gel) phase comprising at least one naturally derived polymer which is capable of forming a reversible gel, which polymer is present in the composition as a shear gel (i.e., a multiplicity of separate gel particles which have been formed by subjecting the polymer to shear while gel formation takes place), and(ii) a second (suspended) phase suspended therein.

Priority: GB19980007271 Applic. Date: 1998-04-03

Inventor: BROWN CHARLES RUPERT TELFORD [GB]; FAIRLEY PETER [GB]; LAM STANLEY [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.: US6720302B2  Issued: 13/Apr/2004

Title: Method for preparing a gamma-unsaturated beta-lactone and use thereof as an aromatic and flavouring ingredient

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/044392   Filing Date: 10/Jan/2002

Abstract:

(6R)-4,5,6,7-Tetrahydro 3,6-dimethyl-3H-benzo[b]furan-2-one is a compound of use in perfumery and the field of flavorings. The compound can be used to impart a minty, slightly vanilla-scented odor, and its flavor imparts sweetness and roundness to the compositions to which it is added.

Priority: CH19990001342 Applic. Date: 1999-07-22; WO2000IB00957 Applic. Date: 2000-07-14

Inventor: FREROT ERIC [FR]; BAGNOUD ALAIN [CH]


Patent No.: US6723309B1  Issued: 20/Apr/2004

Title: Hair cleansing conditioner

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/166460   Filing Date: 10/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A hair cleanser comprising is a mixture of conditioners, cooling agents, emulsifiers, humectants, pH balancing agents, preservatives, thickeners, and vitamins. The cleanser may also include astringents, emollients, fragrances, re-fatting agents and botanicals.

Priority:

Inventor: DEANE JEFFREY ALAN [US]


Patent No.: US6723310B2  Issued: 20/Apr/2004

Title: HAIR CONDITIONING FORMULATION

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/207635   Filing Date: 29/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The invention provides a hair conditioning formulation useful in repairing split ends comprising: (a) an amphoteric or cationic guar gum

and (b) a Necon fatty dialkyl amine salt, wherein the formulation contains natural or synthetic gums.

Priority:

Inventor: ZOFCHAK ALBERT [US]; CARSON JOHN C [US]


Patent No.: US6723688B1  Issued: 20/Apr/2004

Title: Cleanser that is gentle to human skin

Applicant/Assignee: SHAKLEE CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/070404   Filing Date: 12/Jul/2002

Abstract:

Compositions for cleansing are disclosed that are not irritating to human skin. A composition is disclosed that includes at least 2% of a mixture of a salt of an alkyl sulfoacetate and a salt of an ethoxylated alkyl sulfosuccinate, at least 3% of a salt of an ethoxylated alkyl sulfate, at least 1% of an amphoteric surfactant, at least 0.05% of an alkyl glucoside, and at least 0.005% of a phospholipid. A composition for cleansing is disclosed that includes about 2% to 70% of a mixture of a salt of an alkyl sulfoacetate and a salt of an ethoxylated alkyl sulfosuccinate, about 3% to 40% of a salt of an ethoxylated alkyl sulfate, about 1% to 40% of an amphoteric surfactant, about 0.05% to 10% of an alkyl glucoside, and about 0.005% to 10% of a phospholipid. A cleansing composition is further disclosed that includes about 41% of a mixture of alkyl sulfoacetate and ethoxylated alkyl sulfosuccinate, about 34% of an ethoxylated alkyl sulfate, about 22% of an amphoteric surfactant, about 2% of a alkyl glucoside, and about 0.5% of a phospholipid. A composition for cleansing is also described which includes about 2% to 50% of a mixture of a salt of a sodium lauryl sulfoacetate and Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, about 3% to 35% of Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, about 1% to 30% of Cocamidopropyl Betaine, about 0.05% to 8% of Coco-Glucoside and Coconut Oil, and about 0.005% to 5% of a phospholipid. A method of cleaning is also described, which includes contacting a surface to be cleansed with the composition of the invention. The composition can be used in a variety of personal care or household cleansers, such as contact lens care products, shampoos, soaps, body washes, mouthwashes, toothpastes, oral rinses, facial and wound cleansers, eye makeup removers, laundry and dishwashing detergents, and others.

Priority: US19990156137P Applic. Date: 1999-09-27; WO2000US41002 Applic. Date: 2000-09-26

Inventor: MALIK ARSHAD H [US]; SIDDIQUI MUKHTAR [US]; KAWASAKI YOSHI [US]


Patent No.: US6726902B1  Issued: 27/Apr/2004

Title: Cleansing cosmetic compositions and use

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/830995   Filing Date: 03/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The invention concerns novel hair cleansing and conditioning compositions comprising, in a cosmetically suitable medium, (A) a washing base and (B) at least a C12-C26 carboxylic acid ester and a C12-C26 alcohol. The invention is useful for hair wash and hair care.

Priority: FR19980013865 Applic. Date: 1998-11-04; WO1999FR02601 Applic. Date: 1999-10-26

Inventor: MUELLER RAINER [DE]; MELLUL MYRIAM [FR]


Patent No.: US6726903B2  Issued: 27/Apr/2004

Title: Mono and dialkyl quats in hair conditioning foaming compositions

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

Application No.: 10/188634   Filing Date: 03/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a foaming hair conditioner which comprises a monoalkyl quat from C14 to higher carbon chain lengths (preferably C16 to C22) and a dialkyl quat which is a mixture of C16, C16 dialkyl quat and C18, C18 dialkyl quat. Optionally, a silicone compound may be included. The monoalkyl quat may be in a ratio to the dialkyl quat of about 15:1 to about 2:1. The carbon chain lengths within the dialkyl quat are present in a weight ratio of about 1:3 to about 3:1 of C16, C16 dialkyl quat to C18, C18 dialkyl quat.

Priority:

Inventor: RUTHERFORD KEITH LESLIE [US]; DHAMDHERE MRUNALINI SHIREESH [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.: US6730289B2  Issued: 04/May/2004

Title: Cosmetic composition

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

Application No.: 10/055829   Filing Date: 23/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to carbamate group modified polyurethanes and a process for preparing carbamate group modified polyurethanes comprising reacting a polyurethane polymer with an alkylating or an acylating agent. The invention also relates to cosmetic or personal care compositions comprising (i) a styling polymer comprising a carbamate group modified polyurethane and (ii) a cosmetically acceptable diluent or carrier.

Priority: GB20010001736 Applic. Date: 2001-01-23

Inventor: KHOSHDEL EZAT [GB]


Patent No.: US6730292B1  Issued: 04/May/2004

Title: Hair care composition comprising a polypropylene glycol and an ester oil

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/070198   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Hair care compositions include a polypropylene glycol, an ester oil, and a gel matrix comprising a cationic surfactant, a solid fatty compound, and water. Hair care compositions also include a polypropylene glycol, an ester oil selected from a pentaerythritol ester oil, a trimethylol ester oil, and mixtures thereof, and a suitable carrier. The polypropylene glycol has a weight average molecular weight of from about 200 g/mol to about 100,000 g/mol. The HLB value of the ester oil is less than about 4.

Priority: WO1999US20327 Applic. Date: 1999-09-03

Inventor: YANG JIAN-ZHONG [JP]; VENKATESWARAN ANANTHANARAYAN [JP]


Patent No.: US6730655B2  Issued: 04/May/2004

Title: Biphenyl diquaternary ammonium compounds

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/956318   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2001

Abstract:

There are described diquaternary ammonium compounds of the general formula:whereinR1 and R4 are each independently of the other C4-C16alkyl, phenyl or phenyl-C1-C10 alkyl,R2, R3, R5 and R6 are each independently of the others C1-C4alkyl, andA is a monovalent anion. The compounds exhibit a pronounced action against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, and also against yeast, molds and algae. They are accordingly suitable for the antimicrobial treatment of surfaces and for the preservation and disinfection of materials and cosmetic products, and especially also for the preparation of solid or liquid formulations and for the preservation of foodstuffs and drinks. The compounds are furthermore suitable for imparting antimicrobial properties to technical plant and for antimicrobial water treatment.

Priority: EP20000810865 Applic. Date: 2000-09-21

Inventor: REINEHR DIETER [DE]; OCHS DIETMAR [DE]; SAUTER HANSPETER [DE]; HOFFSTETTER FERNAND [FR]


Patent No.: USD489481S1  Issued: 04/May/2004

Title: Automatic hair washing machine

Applicant/Assignee: OOHIRO WORKS, LTD

Application No.: 29/107506   Filing Date: 07/Jul/1999

Abstract: US D489481 S1 20040504 USD489481S 20040504 US19990107506F 19990707 29107506 JP19990000501F 19990111 11-501 OOHIRO WORKS LTD [JP] OOHIRO WORKS, LTD MINAMI NOBUYUKI [JP] MINAMI NOBUYUKI Automatic hair washing machine

Priority: JP19990000501F Applic. Date: 1999-01-11

Inventor: MINAMI NOBUYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US6733765B2  Issued: 11/May/2004

Title: Foaming cosmetic cream

Applicant/Assignee: L' OREAL L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/886216   Filing Date: 22/Jun/2001

Abstract:

A composition including a surfactant in an aqueous medium, wherein said surfactant exhibits at least one paracrystalline phase of either a direct type or a cubic type at temperatures varying from 30 DEG C. to 45 DEG C. inclusive.

Priority: FR20000008085 Applic. Date: 2000-06-23

Inventor: GUILLOU VERONIQUE [FR]; MORANCAIS JEAN-LUC [FR]


Patent No.: US6734158B2  Issued: 11/May/2004

Title: Hetero spiro compound as perfuming and flavoring ingredient

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/366518   Filing Date: 14/Feb/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the perfume and flavor industry. It concerns more particularly the use as perfuming or flavoring ingredient of 6-methyl-7-oxa-1-thia-4-azaspiro[4.4]nonane, of formulaThe invention also relates to the perfumed or flavored consumer products or perfuming or flavoring compositions containing as active ingredient a compound of formula (I).

Priority: WO2002IB00730 Applic. Date: 2002-03-08

Inventor: STARKENMANN CHRISTIAN [CH]


Patent No.: US6737046B2  Issued: 18/May/2004

Title: Composition for a hair treatment preparation in the form of an aerosol foam

Applicant/Assignee: WELLA AKTIENGELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 09/937228   Filing Date: 28/Jan/2002

Abstract:

Described is a composition for a hair-treatment preparation which is preferably in the form of an optically clear, transparent or translucent product that can be used as an aerosol foam and contains (A) at least one nonionic, amphiphilic associative thickener in an appropriate cosmetic carrier and (B) at least one propellant. The preparation can be used as a leave-in hair treatment or as a hair rinse which condition the hair and confers to it luster and volume.

Priority: DE20001002513 Applic. Date: 2000-01-21; WO2001EP00032 Applic. Date: 2001-01-04

Inventor: SCHMENGER JUERGEN [DE]; ABELS WILHELM [US]; JAHEDSHOAR MEHRDAD [US]


Patent No.: US6737050B2  Issued: 18/May/2004

Title: Hair cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/026641   Filing Date: 27/Dec/2001

Abstract:

Provided are a hair cosmetic composition comprising an ether type cationic surfactant represented by the following formula (1):wherein, R<1 >represents a linear or branched C6-24 alkyl or alkenyl group, R<2 >and R<4 >each represents a C1-6 alkyl group or -(AO)nH (A: a C2-4 alkylene group, n: a number of from 1 to 6 with the proviso that n pieces of A may be the same or different and their sequence is optional), R<3 >represents a C1-6 alkyl group or -(A'O)mH (A': a C2-4 alkylene group, m: a number of from 1 to 6 with the proviso that m pieces of A may be the same or different and their sequence is optional), and X<-> represents an anion

a hair cleansing composition containing the cationic surfactant(1)

and a method of treating hair with these compositions.The hair cosmetic composition of the present invention can impart good flexibility and smoothness to hair not only when it is wetted but also after drying. When used as a hair cleansing composition, it provides excellent quality of foam and feeling upon use and exhibits good low-temperature stability.

Priority: JP20000403422 Applic. Date: 2000-12-28; JP20000403423 Applic. Date: 2000-12-28

Inventor: DOI YASUHIRO [JP]; HASEBE KEIKO [JP]; MASUDA HIROYUKI [JP]; FUKUSHIMA TETSUAKI [JP]; NISHIMOTO UICHIRO [JP]; ABE HIROSHI [ES]


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.: US6737394B2  Issued: 18/May/2004

Title: Isotropic cleansing composition with benefit agent particles

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

Application No.: 10/090086   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2002

Abstract:

An aqueous isotropic liquid cleansing and moisturizing composition is provided having a surfactant

a thickening agent, and organogel particles with a structure comprising a benefit agent and a gellation agent. In a preferred embodiment the inventive cleansing composition includes a free emollient having a weight average emollient particle size in the range about 1 to about 500 microns.

Priority:

Inventor: SHANA A MAY [US]; VILLA VIRGILIO BARBA [US]


Patent No.: US6737396B2  Issued: 18/May/2004

Title: Use of (1-ethoxyethoxy)cyclododecane in a perfume composition as perfume fixative and/or enhancer

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/318204   Filing Date: 13/Dec/2002

Abstract:

The invention concerns (1-ethoxyethoxy-cyclododecane) which, although its smell is not noticed by a large number of people, can advantageously be used in a perfume composition as perfume exalting fixative.

Priority: CH20000001354 Applic. Date: 2000-07-10; WO2001IB01048 Applic. Date: 2001-06-13

Inventor: MARGOT CHRISTIAN [CH]; BLANC PIERRE-ALAIN [CH]


Patent No.: US6740317B1  Issued: 25/May/2004

Title: Hair care compositions and improved hair quality

Applicant/Assignee: MELALEUCA, INC

Application No.: 09/753906   Filing Date: 03/Jan/2001

Abstract:

The invention provides methods and materials for improving or maintaining hair care. Such hair care compositions can contain a macrocyclic lactone and/or an eicosanoate ester. In addition, the hair care compositions can contain a grape skin extract, a benzophenone, and/or an aryl benzotriazole. Further, the hair care methods and materials can provide increased hair manageability as well as protection against sun exposure (e.g., exposure to ultraviolet radiation) and repeated chemical treatment.

Priority:

Inventor: CHO SUK H [US]; ZEHNTNER BECKY [US]


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.: US6749836B1  Issued: 15/Jun/2004

Title: Hair care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY

Application No.: 09/885257   Filing Date: 23/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A latex composition for hair care containing a spray-dried hybrid-graft copolymer of a sulfopolyester and an acid-functional polymer segment. The acid-functional polymer segment is formed from at least one acid-functional monomer, at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer, and at least one amide-containing monomer. Such compositions exhibit superior curl retention even at high humidity.

Priority: US1998-016401 Applic. Date: 1998-01-30

Inventor: CHEN ROBERT GOW-SHENG [US]; COOK PHILLIP MICHAEL [US]; MUNJAL RAMESH CHAND [US]


Patent No.: US6749837B1  Issued: 15/Jun/2004

Title: Cosmetic composition comprising at least a film-forming polymer and at least a regulating agent

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/889505   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The invention concerns a cosmetic composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least a film-forming polymer (A) with particular characteristics and at least an additive (B), the latter being selected such that the film formed on the hair after the cosmetic composition has been applied retains its mechanical properties whatever the hygrometric condition. The invention also concerns a hair care or hair styling method using said composition and its use for the formulation of cosmetic products such as lacquers, sprays or foams, for hair care or hair styling.

Priority: FR19990014596 Applic. Date: 1999-11-19; WO2000FR03148 Applic. Date: 2000-11-10

Inventor: SAMAIN HENRI [FR]; DUPUIS CHRISTINE [FR]


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.: US6749842B2  Issued: 15/Jun/2004

Title: Liquid foam builder containing hydrolyzed grain protein

Applicant/Assignee: MIDWEST GRAIN PRODUCTS

Application No.: 10/057215   Filing Date: 24/Jan/2002

Abstract:

Improved liquid foamer products, methods of preparation thereof, and end-use personal care products including the foamers are provided wherein the liquid foamers comprise a quantity of aqueous liquid hydrolyzed grain protein (e.g., aqueous liquid hydrolyzed wheat gluten protein) with an amount up to about 10% by weight of initially solid hydrolyzed grain protein (e.g., hydrolyzed wheat gluten protein powder) solubilized in the liquid ingredient. The foamer products have good foaming and color characteristics, and can be readily incorporated into a variety of personal care product formulations.

Priority:

Inventor: MILLER JEREMY T [US]; MANINGAT CLODUALDO C [US]; BASSI SUKH [US]; MAKWANA DHARMEN [US]; CHINNASWAMY RANGASWAMY [US]


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.: US6751886B2  Issued: 22/Jun/2004

Title: Device for introduction of a substance into a propelled fluid

Applicant/Assignee: VIVRANT, L.L.C

Application No.: 10/354873   Filing Date: 30/Jan/2003

Abstract:

An apparatus comprises a duct having a fluid outlet for fluid propelled through the duct and a container positions a substance for diffusion into the fluid through an opening. A movable valve selectively places the opening in fluid communication with the fluid in the duct and seals the opening to prevent introduction of the substance into the fluid. In a particularly advantageous embodiment the apparatus is a blow dryer in which a heating element disposed in the duct heats air flowing therethrough. The substance can be a fragrance or a conditioner introduced into the air stream. According to other aspects of the invention, the container is interchangeable with containers containing other substances, such as different fragrances, and is completely sealed when the blow dryer is not in use.

In another embodiment, a container attached to the duct ejects the substance in a spray external of the duct proximate to the duct outlet. In a particularly preferred form of that embodiment, the spray cartridge is interchangeable with a diffusion cartridge.

Priority: US20020356433P Applic. Date: 2002-02-12

Inventor: CHANG TIMOTHY [US]; FORLEE SHERWOOD [US]; KUNG EUGENE HANS [US]; HSIAO KAIJEN [US]; POEHLMANN-MARTINS FLAVIO [US]


Patent No.: US6752983B1  Issued: 22/Jun/2004

Title: Hair spray and consumer sprays with reduced volatile organic compounds

Applicant/Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY

Application No.: 09/153644   Filing Date: 15/Sep/1998

Abstract:

A consumer article comprising a hand-held spray container, and a sprayable composition contained within the spray container comprising ethanol or isopropanol and methyl acetate or t-butyl acetate, a hair care composition comprising a fixative, ethanol, and methyl acetate or t-butyl acetate, and a method of fixing hair comprising spraying the compositions of this invention onto hair.

Priority: US19980071909P Applic. Date: 1998-01-20; US19970059764P Applic. Date: 1997-09-17

Inventor: DOBBS SUZANNE W [US]; OLDFIELD TERRY A [US]; COOK PHILLIP M [US]; BRYAN WILLIAM R [US]


Patent No.: US6754958B2  Issued: 29/Jun/2004

Title: Applying fluid preparations to the skin, e.g. in connection with shaving

Applicant/Assignee: THE GILLETTE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/771122   Filing Date: 26/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A safety razor has a handle formed by a refillable container (8). After filling with water a tablet (20) containing a carbon dioxide gas generating substance is added to the water and the gas pressure is used to deliver liquid from the container to the underside of the razor blade unit (1). The tablet also includes a substance which upon being mixed with water produces a fluid which may have desirable properties for application to the skin during shaving, such as lubrication, moisturizing, applying a fragrance, chemical treatment of hairs, bacterial or medicinal treatment of the skin and/or blood coagulation. The container (8) can be equipped with a dispenser (30) operable to deliver tablets into the water filled container.

Priority: GB19980018115 Applic. Date: 1998-08-19; WO1999US18541 Applic. Date: 1999-08-13

Inventor: HAWS CHRISTOPHER MARTIN [GB]; HAZELL STEPHEN PAUL [GB]


Patent No.: US6756034B1  Issued: 29/Jun/2004

Title: Polyphosphated silicone polymers in personal care applications

Applicant/Assignee: PHOENIX CHEMICAL INC

Application No.: 10/134089   Filing Date: 29/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The invention is directed toward a process for conditioning hair and skin, using a silicone polyphosphate that has between 6 and 20 phosphate groups in the molecule. The compounds having multi-phosphate groups have been found to be surprisingly effective conditioners when compared to compounds having fewer or no phosphate groups present.

Priority:

Inventor: IMPERANTE JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US6758374B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2004

Title: Packaging and dispenser device enabling variable quantities to be dispensed

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/905044   Filing Date: 12/Jul/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to a packaging and dispensing device for applying a cosmetic and/or care product, in particular to the hair and/or the scalp, the device comprising a receptacle including a bellows having first and second regions that are moved towards each other when the bellows is compressed. On being compressed, the bellows enables a quantity of substance to be dispensed. The device also has an adjustment member for modifying the compression stroke of the bellows, and thus the quantity of substance that is dispensed. The device is arranged in such a manner that the bellows is compressed by thrust exerted by the user substantially on the axis of the bellows.

Priority: FR20000009352 Applic. Date: 2000-07-17

Inventor: ALBISETTI NICOLAS [FR]


Patent No.: US6759051B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2004

Title: COSMETIC OR DERMATOLOGICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE ALKYNYL CARBAMATE AND AT LEAST ONE POLYOL

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/449924   Filing Date: 02/Dec/1999

Abstract:

The present invention consists of a cosmetic or dermatological composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium:at least one alkynyl carbamate of formula (I) below:in which:A denotes a halogen atomR denotes a hydrogen atom,an alkyl group,a hydroxyalkyl group,and at least one polyol chosen from non-etherified polyols, and (poly)alkyl or (poly)alkenyl polyol ethers

these polyols containing from 4 to 28 carbon atoms and from 2 to 6 hydroxyl functions, with the proviso that at least two of these hydroxyl functions are free

uses of these compositions and a cosmetic treatment process using these compositions.

Priority: FR19980015304 Applic. Date: 1998-12-03

Inventor: SAINT-LEGER DIDIER [FR]


Patent No.: US6759423B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2004

Title: 4-hydroxyisothiazole compounds

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/969738   Filing Date: 03/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use of 4-hydroxyisothiazole compounds as antimicrobially active substances, certain new 4-hydroxyisothiazole compounds and a process for their preparation.

Priority: EP19990810441 Applic. Date: 1999-05-20; US2000-573781 Applic. Date: 2000-05-18

Inventor: HOELZL WERNER [FR]; HAAP WOLFGANG [DE]; OCHS DIETMAR [DE]; PUCHTLER KARIN [DE]; SCHNYDER MARCEL [CH]; RELE DINESH NARENDRA [IN]; PAL SITARAM [IN]; MAHTRE ASAWARI BHIKAJI [IN]; KULKARNI SURENDRA UMESH [IN]; RADHAKRISHNA ARAKALI SRINIVASA [IN]


Patent No.: US6762158B2  Issued: 13/Jul/2004

Title: Personal care compositions comprising liquid ester mixtures

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 09/745270   Filing Date: 21/Dec/2000

Abstract:

Personal care compositions suitable for use in skin care applications, which effectively deliver and/or deposit various benefit agents into and onto the skin and which are relatively non-irritating and thus suitable for use by people having sensitive skin and eyes comprising at least one ester and a water dispersible component.

Priority: WO2000US17431 Applic. Date: 2000-06-23; US2000-604563 Applic. Date: 2000-06-27; US19990141927P Applic. Date: 1999-07-01

Inventor: LUKENBACH ELVIN R [US]; KAMINSKI CLAUDIA [US]; PASCAL-SUISSE SANDRINE [FR]; TAHAR MAURICE [FR]; RUGGIERO MONICA [US]


Patent No.: US6762163B2  Issued: 13/Jul/2004

Title: 2,4,7-Decatrienal as perfuming or flavoring ingredient

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/194706   Filing Date: 12/Jul/2002

Abstract:

Compounds of formulawherein the double bond in position 4 has a cis or trans configuration, or a mixture of these compounds, are useful as perfuming or flavoring ingredients, in particular as a booster for mandarin or tangerine type flavors.

Priority: CH20000000248 Applic. Date: 2000-02-08; WO2000IB01936 Applic. Date: 2000-12-20

Inventor: NAEF REGULA [CH]; MEYER ANTHONY [CH]; TRIOLO FERDINAND [US]


Patent No.: US6762164B2  Issued: 13/Jul/2004

Title: Use of 3-position cyclosporin derivatives for hair growth

Applicant/Assignee: LG HOUSEHOLD & HEALTH CARE LTD

Application No.: 10/303281   Filing Date: 25/Nov/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed is a hair growth promoting agent including a cyclosporin derivative as an active ingredient, and more particularly, a hair growth promoting agent including a cyclosporin A derivative substituted in the 3-position as an active ingredient.

Priority: KR20010025682 Applic. Date: 2001-05-11; US2002-141723 Applic. Date: 2002-05-09

Inventor: KIM SANG-NYUN [KR]; AHN HO-JEONG [KR]; LEE CHANG-WOO [KR]; LEE MIN-HO [KR]; KIM JUNG-HUN [KR]; KIM JONG-IL [KR]; KIM SEUNG-JIN [KR]; CHO HO-SONG [KR]; LEE HEON-SIK [KR]; KIM HYUNG-JIN [KR]


Patent No.: US6766199B2  Issued: 20/Jul/2004

Title: Skin/hair treatment method and system

Applicant/Assignee: PROVENTURE (FAR EAST), LIMITED

Application No.: 10/268401   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A method and system of conditioning human skin and hair using a hand-held skin/hair conditioner having interchangeable interface conductors that are contoured to enhance electrical conductivity between the conditioner and a variety of body areas. Each of the interchangeable interface conductors are preferably formed to maximize surface area contact with a variety of body surfaces such as scalp/hair, body skin, and facial skin. In a preferred embodiment, the skin/hair conditioner is formed to fit comfortably and controllably in a user's grasp while providing maximum contact with the selected body surface. The skin/hair conditioner includes an audio signal generator and a vibration mechanism to alert a user of a change in status of the conditioner.

Priority: US2004-879804 Applic. Date: 2004-06-29

Inventor: COOK STUART A [US]; GIMELLI BRUNO [CH]; DOYLE JR JAMES N [US]


Patent No.: US6767534B1  Issued: 27/Jul/2004

Title: Post hair removal skin care lotion

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/251076   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2002

Abstract:

A post hair removal skin lotion composition for use in reducing inflammation and irritation of skin immediately following hair removal by shaving, waxing, tweezing, electrolysis, or use of depilatory products, and for repairing skin damage resulting from these methods. The composition comprises deionized water, aloe vera gel, soybean oil, alpha lipoic acid, stearic acid, glyceryl monostearate, propylene glycol, lauramide DEA, vitamin E (tocopherol), hydrocortisone acetate, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), carbomer, hydroxymethylcellulose, methylparaben, propylparaben, and polyquaternium-15.

Priority:

Inventor: ORTIZ ROBERT [US]; FERNANDEZ VERONICA [US]


Patent No.: US6767875B1  Issued: 27/Jul/2004

Title: Hair conditioning composition comprising carboxylic acid/carboxylate copolymer and moisturizing agent

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/070199   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed is a hair conditioning composition comprising: (1) from about 0.01% to about 10% of a carboxylic acid/carboxylate copolymer

(2) from about 0.1% to about 10% of a moisturizing agent selected from the group consisting of a polypropylene glycol, an alkyl ethoxylate, and mixtures thereof

and (3) an aqueous carrier. Further disclosed is a method of making such hair conditioning compositions.

Priority: WO1999US20109 Applic. Date: 1999-09-03

Inventor: SNYDER MICHAEL ALBERT [JP]; YANG JIAN-ZHONG [JP]


Patent No.: US6769554B1  Issued: 03/Aug/2004

Title: Hair care appliance holder

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/376423   Filing Date: 03/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A hair care appliance holder holds multiple hair dryers and curling irons in an orderly fashion. A base member has a plurality of openings, each opening receiving one of the appliances. A cord storage mechanism is associated with each of the openings for holding the electrical cord of the appliance being held within the opening. Each opening has a socket associated with it such that the plug of the appliance's electrical cord is received within the socket in order to establish electrical communication between the appliance and a source of electrical power.

Priority:

Inventor: UDOFIAH ELIZABETH S [US]


Patent No.: US6770607B2  Issued: 03/Aug/2004

Title: Viscoelastic cleansing gel with micellar surfactant solutions

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

Application No.: 10/242390   Filing Date: 12/Sep/2002

Abstract:

A viscoelastic cleansing gel composition which includes:a. from about 4 to about 25% an anionic surfactant

andb. from 0 to about 20% of an amphoteric surfactant

wherein the composition has a G'h at 63 rad/s in a range of about 500 to about 1000 Pa. and a omegac in a range of about 0.1 to about 2 rad/sec and

wherein the ratio of anionic to amphoteric surfactant is in the range of about 1:3 up to a composition which has anionic but no amphoteric surfactant.

Priority:

Inventor: CHEN LIANG BIN [US]; RAHN MICHAEL ALAN [US]; WALLING PRISCILLA LABONVILLE [US]; MARGOSIAK MARION LOUISE [US]


Patent No.: US6774096B1  Issued: 10/Aug/2004

Title: Zinc oxide containing surfactant solution

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO

Application No.: 10/681935   Filing Date: 09/Oct/2003

Abstract:

A cleaning composition for all purpose cleaners, light duty liquids, shampoos such as hair cleaning, foam baths, liquid hand soaps, and shower gels which comprises approximately by weight:(a) 1% to 50%, more preferably 2% to 40% of at least one surfactant selected from the group consisting of sulfonated anionic surfactants, sulfated anionic surfactants, zwitterionic surfactants, C12-C14 alkanol amide surfactants, amine oxide surfactants, ethoxylated nonionic surfactants, ethoxylated/propoxylated nonionic surfactants and alkyl polyglucoside surfactants and mixtures thereof

(b) 0.5% to 10%, more preferably 1% to 8% of at least one solubilizer

(c) 0.01% to 1%, more preferably 0.03% to 0.5% of Nano-particulates of zinc oxide which function as an anti-irritant system for the surfactants

and(d) the balance being water.

Priority:

Inventor: PAYE MARC [BE]


Patent No.: US6774247B2  Issued: 10/Aug/2004

Title: Aqueous solution of ascorbic acid and method for producing same

Applicant/Assignee: AQUANOVA GERMAN SOLUBILISATE TECHNOLOGY (AGT) GMBH

Application No.: 10/307288   Filing Date: 02/Dec/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed is an aqueous solution of ascorbic acid which contains an excess of an emulsifier with an HLB value of about 9 to about 18, for example a polysorbate, a method of manufacture of such solution and applications thereof.

Priority: DE20011058447 Applic. Date: 2001-11-30

Inventor: BEHNAM DARIUSH [DE]


Patent No.: US6780212B1  Issued: 24/Aug/2004

Title: Surface finishing composition

Applicant/Assignee: GS TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 10/393138   Filing Date: 20/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A finishing composition for a variety of surfaces, including, without limitation, paints, metals, plastics and fiberglass, comprises water, wax, soap, scent, hair conditioner, mineral spirits and abrasives.

Priority:

Inventor: LUCTMAN MICHAEL SCOTT [US]


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.: US6787128B2  Issued: 07/Sep/2004

Title: Structure-improving hair care agents

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN

Application No.: 10/314098   Filing Date: 06/Dec/2002

Abstract:

There are provided topical hair care compositions for improving the structure and strength of hair keratin and the fastness to washing of hair colors which contain vitamin B6 derivatives of the formula (1) or physiologically compatible salts thereof.

Priority: DE20001030313 Applic. Date: 2000-06-20; DE20011020306 Applic. Date: 2001-04-26; WO2001EP06557 Applic. Date: 2001-06-09

Inventor: KLEEN ASTRID [DE]; NAUMANN FRANK [DE]; HOEFFKES HORST [DE]; BRABAENDER OLIVER [DE]


Patent No.: US6787130B2  Issued: 07/Sep/2004

Title: Hair treatment compositions which provide hair body and which comprise silicon pressure sensitive adhesives

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

Application No.: 09/968214   Filing Date: 01/Oct/2001

Abstract:

An aqueous hair treatment composition comprising:a) at least one silicone pressure sensitive adhesive

andb) at least one material selected from the group consisting of a hair conditioning agent, a hair cleansing agent, and an agent for hair care suspension,is described.

Priority:

Inventor: DHAMDHERE MRUNALINI [US]; EVANS TREFOR A [US]; SHAN YUN [US]; MILCZAREK PAWEL [US]; TAYLOR CHERYL [GB]; BARBUZZI ELENA [GB]; WIRE STEPHEN [GB]; BERGMANN WOLFGANG ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US6787147B1  Issued: 07/Sep/2004

Title: Solar radiation protection composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/830193   Filing Date: 16/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to sunscreen compositions for humans including naturally occurring sunscreen agents from plants, algae, cyanobacteria, fungi and bacteria that protect against exposure to solar radiation. The active sunscreen agents are compounds that naturally occur in plants, algae, cyanobacteria, fungi and bacteria and derivatives of these compounds.

Priority: CA19982251457 Applic. Date: 1998-10-23; WO1999CA00981 Applic. Date: 1999-10-22

Inventor: HUNER NORMAN [CA]; KROL MARIANA [CA]; IVANOV ALEXANDER [CA]; SARHAN FATHEY [CA]


Patent No.: US6790451B2  Issued: 14/Sep/2004

Title: Cosmetic material

Applicant/Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/011320   Filing Date: 11/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A cosmetic material comprising as essential cosmetic constituents (A) a silicone-branched silicone compound and (B) a silicone-branched polyether-modified silicone compound.

Priority: JP20000375585 Applic. Date: 2000-12-11

Inventor: NAKANISHI TETSUO [JP]


Patent No.: US6790830B2  Issued: 14/Sep/2004

Title: Use of 3-position cyclosporin derivatives for hair growth

Applicant/Assignee: LG HOUSEHOLD & HEALTH CARE LTD

Application No.: 10/141723   Filing Date: 09/May/2002

Abstract:

The present invention discloses a hair growth promoting agent comprising a cyclosporin derivative as an active ingredient, and more particularly, a hair growth promoting agent comprising a cyclosporin A derivative substituted in the 3-position as an active ingredient.

Priority: KR20010025682 Applic. Date: 2001-05-11

Inventor: KIM SANG-NYUN [KR]; AHN HO-JEONG [KR]; LEE CHANG-WOO [KR]; LEE MIN-HO [KR]; KIM JUNG-HUN [KR]; KIM JONG-IL [KR]; KIM SEUNG-JIN [KR]; CHO HO-SONG [KR]; LEE HEON-SIK [KR]; KIM HYUNG-JIN [KR]


Patent No.: US6797683B2  Issued: 28/Sep/2004

Title: Ordered liquid crystalline cleansing composition with benefit agent particles

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

Application No.: 10/090580   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2002

Abstract:

An ordered liquid crystalline phase cleansing composition is disclosed that contains particles with a structure comprising a benefit agent and a gellation agent and provides high foaming with in a preferred embodiment levels of free emollient equal to or in excess of the level of surfactant. A method of depositing a benefit agent to the skin or hair with the ordered liquid crystalline phase cleansing composition is also disclosed.

Priority:

Inventor: SHANA A MAY [US]; VILLA VIRGILIO BARBA [US]


Patent No.: US6800302B2  Issued: 05/Oct/2004

Title: Heat activated durable styling compositions comprising C1 to C22 Substituted C3-C5 monosaccharides and methods for same

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/820856   Filing Date: 30/Mar/2001

Abstract:

Compositions, optionally heat-activated, methods and kits for durable non-permanent shaping of at least one keratinous fiber or for durable retention of a non-permanent shape of at least one keratinous fiber comprising applying to keratinous fibers a composition comprising at least one compound chosen from C3 to C5 monosaccharides substituted with at least one C1 to C22 carbon chain, and heating the keratinous fibers.

Priority:

Inventor: CANNELL DAVID W [US]; VAN NGUYEN NGHI [US]


Patent No.: US6803047B1  Issued: 12/Oct/2004

Title: Vaporizable gelled composition

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/380888   Filing Date: 27/Oct/1999

Abstract:

A topical composition containing an aqueous gel which contains a hydrophilic gelling material, wherein the gel has at least one of the following properties: an initial viscosity V0 ranging from 3000 to 50,000 Pa.s, wherein the initial viscosity is stable up to a shear strain C1, a viscosity V2 after shear at a strain C2, wherein a ratio of V0/V2 is greater than or equal to 1000, and a difference of C2-C1 is less than or equal to 100 Pa.

Priority: FR19970003118 Applic. Date: 1997-03-14; WO1998FR00423 Applic. Date: 1998-03-04

Inventor: DUPUIS CHRISTINE [FR]


Patent No.: US6803050B2  Issued: 12/Oct/2004

Title: Transparent aqueous compositions comprising hydrophobic silicone oils

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CHEMICALS EUROPE S.L

Application No.: 10/399239   Filing Date: 09/Jul/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to optically transparent aqueous compositions containing hydrophobic silicone oil and a comparably low amount of wash-active matter, being suitable as a hair treatment composition such as a shampoo. In particular, it provides an optically transparent aqueous composition comprising (a) a hydrophobic silicone oil in an amount of 1-3 wt.-% with respect to the total weight of the composition

(b) a solubilizer for the silicone oil

and (d) an anionic surfactant

wherein the weight-ratio of component (b) to component (a) is in the range of 1:1 to 12:1

and wherein the total amount of the components (b) and (c) is in the range of 10-25 wt.-% with respect to the total weight of the composition. The invention also provides a method for preparing the above composition.

Priority: DE20001053728 Applic. Date: 2000-10-30; WO2001EP12436 Applic. Date: 2001-10-26

Inventor: DENZER HORST [DE]; ABE HIROSHI [ES]; PYTLIK MONIKA [DE]; JANSEN ROSEMARIE [DE]; BUHMANN ANDREA [DE]


Patent No.: US6805136B2  Issued: 19/Oct/2004

Title: Hair relaxer

Applicant/Assignee: KENRA, LLC

Application No.: 10/002487   Filing Date: 02/Nov/2001

Abstract:

The present invention includes a hair relaxing composition for the straightening of hair. The composition includes a calcium hydroxide and guanidine carbonate. The present invention further includes a method for using the hair relaxing composition with the addition of heat to straighten hair.

Priority:

Inventor: BROWNING PAUL T [US]


Patent No.: US6805552B2  Issued: 19/Oct/2004

Title: Catalytic gas combustion device for an appliance for personal use

Applicant/Assignee: BRAUN GMBH

Application No.: 10/304318   Filing Date: 26/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A catalytic gas combustion device for an appliance for personal use with a gas supply device and a catalyst connected to the gas supply device is disclosed. To ignite the gas/air mixture and therefore to initiate catalytic combustion at the catalyst, an ignition device which can be controlled by an ignition system is provided. The gas supply device has a bypass for branching off part of a gas stream which flows onto the ignition device. In this way, the ignition system is actuated even shortly after the gas valve device is opened, and the catalyst is brought to its operating temperature as a result of the explosion of the gas/air mixture.

Priority: DE20001027719 Applic. Date: 2000-06-03; WO2001EP02769 Applic. Date: 2001-03-13

Inventor: JANOUCH PETER [DE]; LANGE PETER [DE]; LIEBENTHAL DIETER [DE]; RIX SILVIA [DE]; KERN HEINZ [DE]; RUPPERT PETER [DE]; HENNINGER FRIEDRICH [DE]; SENG JURGEN [DE]


Patent No.: US6814959B1  Issued: 09/Nov/2004

Title: UV radiation reflecting or absorbing agents, protecting against harmful UV radiation and reinforcing the natural skin barrier

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: US 2002-030425   Filing Date: 08/Apr/2002

Abstract: US 6814959 B1 20041109 US6814959 20041109 US20020030425 20020408 DE19991032156 19990713 DE20001016155 20000331 WO2000EP06534 20000710 PHARMASOL GMBH [DE] MUELLER RAINER H [DE] WISSING SYLVIA [DE] MAEDER KARSTEN [DE] UV radiation reflecting or absorbing agents, protecting against harmful UV radiation and reinforcing the natural skin barrier

Priority: DE19991032156 Applic. Date: 1999-07-13; DE20001016155 Applic. Date: 2000-03-31; WO2000EP06534 Applic. Date: 2000-07-10

Inventor: MUELLER RAINER H [DE]; WISSING SYLVIA [DE]; MAEDER KARSTEN [DE]


Patent No.: US6818603B2  Issued: 16/Nov/2004

Title: Cleansing bar containing discrete elements

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 10/218891   Filing Date: 14/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cleansing bars including: a) a cleansing composition

and b) a plurality of discrete elements having a length to diameter ratio of from about 50 to 1 to about 100,000 to 1. The cleansing bars according to the invention have good grippability, exfoliating and cleansing properties and are capable of providing a significant amount of lather in a relatively short period of time. The invention also relates to methods of making and using the cleansing bar described above.

Priority:

Inventor: ALELES MARGARET [US]; BURWELL DAVID [US]; IP RAYMOND [US]


Patent No.: US6820283B2  Issued: 23/Nov/2004

Title: Hair washing shower cap and method of manufacture

Applicant/Assignee: SALUS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/270403   Filing Date: 15/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A hair washing shower cap and method of manufacture comprising a flexible exterior material laminated with an absorbent interior material and a non-rinse solution on said interior material. The device having an elastic periphery which is capable of elastically constricting about a user's head during use. The device further allows a user to massage the exterior material and easily transfer said massage through said interior material and onto a user's hair or scalp.

Priority: US20020345188P Applic. Date: 2002-01-07

Inventor: GRANETO III JOSEPH A [US]


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.: USRE38659E1  Issued: 23/Nov/2004

Title: Esters with musky odor and their use in perfumery

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: US 2002-326341   Filing Date: 23/Dec/2002

Abstract: US RE38659 E1 20041123 USRE38659E 20041123 US20020326341 20021223 US20020326341 20021223 CH19980001841 19980909 WO1999IB01469 19990825 US20000553376 20000420 FIRMENICH & CIE [CH] WILLIAMS ALVIN S [CH] Esters with musky odor and their use in perfumery

Priority: CH19980001841 Applic. Date: 1998-09-09; WO1999IB01469 Applic. Date: 1999-08-25; US2000-553376 Applic. Date: 2000-04-20

Inventor: WILLIAMS ALVIN S [CH]


Patent No.: US6824077B2  Issued: 30/Nov/2004

Title: Dispenser head having two nozzles

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/197907   Filing Date: 19/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A dispenser head includes a body defining two housings, which receive a respective nozzle-carrier provided with a nozzle. Each of the housings communicates with the outside via a first opening and via a second opening. Each nozzle-carrier communicates with a feed duct after being inserted in one of the housings via one of the first openings. The substance is dispensed through the second openings.

Priority: FR20010009739 Applic. Date: 2001-07-20

Inventor: DE LAFORCADE VINCENT [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.: US6827239B2  Issued: 07/Dec/2004

Title: Dispensing head for dispensing a product

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/224432   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A dispensing head for dispensing a product from a receptacle associated with an actuatable dispensing element. The dispensing head comprises a first element defining a channel passing through the first element, and a second element. The first element may be configured to be coupled to the actuatable dispensing element. The first element may further define at least one inner outlet orifice. The channel may be configured to pass product from the actuatable dispensing element to the at least one inner outlet orifice. The second element may define at least one dispensing orifice.

The second element may be configured to be displaced relative to the first element from a first position, where actuation of the actuatable dispensing element is prevented and the dispensing orifice is closed by the first element, to a second position, where actuation of the actuatable dispensing element is allowed and the at least one dispensing orifice is at least partly open and communicates with the at least one inner outlet orifice.

Priority: FR20010011003 Applic. Date: 2001-08-22

Inventor: LASSERRE PIERRE-ANDRE [FR]; SANCHEZ MARCEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6827284B2  Issued: 07/Dec/2004

Title: Vehicle air conditioner with automatic air-conditioning control

Applicant/Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/339448   Filing Date: 09/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A vehicle air conditioner controls the air-conditioning automatically based on a control characteristic. The control characteristic, such as a blower voltage calculation map, is selected from plural control characteristics, or obtained by a calculation based on the personal information of the passenger or the manual operation for the air conditioner by the passenger. The control characteristic is selected or calculated as the one which is supposed to be suitable for the passenger's preference. The control characteristic can be used as a basis, or a specific characteristic for learning the passenger's preference after the control characteristic is determined.

Priority: JP20020003551 Applic. Date: 2002-01-10; JP20020018708 Applic. Date: 2002-01-28

Inventor: ICHISHI YOSHINORI [JP]; OHGA AKIRA [JP]; KAWAI TAKAYOSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6830754B2  Issued: 14/Dec/2004

Title: AMPHIPATHIC LIPID DISPERSION

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/468777   Filing Date: 21/Dec/1999

Abstract:

Described in the present invention are a dispersion which comprises, as a dispersoid, (a) 5 to 40 wt. % of an amphipatic lipid containing, in the molecule thereof, at least one hydroxy and amide group, and (b) 2 to 55 wt. % of a surfactant in an aqueous medium

a washing-away type cosmetic composition comprising the dispersion

and a washing-away type cosmetic composition comprising (A) 0.01 to 10 wt. % of an amphipatic lipid which contains, in the molecule thereof, at least one hydroxy and amide group and having a melting point not less than 30 DEG C. and (B) 5 to 95 wt. % of a surfactant. The dispersion according to the present invention is useful as a component of a washing-away type cosmetic composition having both an emulsion-like or pearl-lustrous appearance and low skin irritation.

The washing-away type cosmetic composition according to the present invention has an emulsion-like or pearl-lustrous appearance and is mild to the skin owing to reduced adsorption, to the skin, of the surfactant contained in the composition.

Priority: JP19980370658 Applic. Date: 1998-12-25

Inventor: HASEBE KEIKO [JP]; SATA JURI [JP]; DOI YASUHIRO [JP]; TAMURA YOSHINORI [JP]; INOUE MASAKI [JP]; SONOHARA HIROSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6831046B2  Issued: 14/Dec/2004

Title: Hair conditioning compositions in stick or bar form containing cationic surfactant and fatty alcohol

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

Application No.: 10/174295   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2002

Abstract:

This invention relates to a hair conditioner composition in solid form comprising at least 5 wt % cationic surfactant and at least 5 wt % fatty alcohol material, wherein the composition contains less than 80 wt % water.

Priority: EP20010305458 Applic. Date: 2001-06-22

Inventor: CAREW PETER SIMON [GB]; MANLEY REGINALD [GB]; WIRE STEPHEN LEE [GB]


Patent No.: US6831191B2  Issued: 14/Dec/2004

Title: PHOTO STABLE ORGANIC SUNSCREEN COMPOUNDS WITH ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES AND COMPOSITIONS OBTAINED THEREFROM

Applicant/Assignee: EM INDUSTRIES

Application No.: 10/022343   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A compound of formula IwhereinA is a moiety which provides UV absorbing activity to the compound of formula I that comprises 1 divalent group or 2 monovalent groups, with at least one group having carbonyl (C=O) functionality. R6 is linear or branched C1-C8 alkyl and R5 is a linear or branched C1-C8 alkyl or hydrogen. Sunscreen formulations which contain these compounds and methods for using these compounds to prepare formulations are also provided.

Priority:

Inventor: CHAUDHURI RATAN K [US]


Patent No.: US6833488B2  Issued: 21/Dec/2004

Title: Biocompatible, Biodegradable, water-absorbent material and methods for its preparation

Applicant/Assignee: EXOTECH BIO SOLUTION LTD

Application No.: 09/823612   Filing Date: 30/Mar/2001

Abstract:

A bio-compatible, biodegradable macromolecular water-absorbent polymeric material having a three-dimensional configuration with intermolecular covalent bonds and containing free functional groups selected from OH, SH, NH2, and COOH. The polymer is formed by polymer-polymer inter-coupling interaction between a natural water-soluble polymer A or its derivatives having a molecular weight between 20,000 and 500,000 Da, and a synthetic polymer B in a ratio of A:B of 15:85 to 85:15.

The natural polymer A can be selected from-a non-ionic natural, partially denatured or chemically modified polymer that does not dissociate in water and which can undergo polymer-polymer intercoupling reactions, or an anionic natural, partially denatured or chemically modified polymer, that dissociates in water to form anions and which can undergo polymer-polymer intercoupling reactions, -or a cationic natural, partially denatured or chemically modified polymer, that dissociates in water to form cations and which can undergo polymer-polymer intercoupling reactions or an amphoteric natural, partially denatured or chemically modified polymer, that dissociates in water to form both anions and cations and which can undergo polymer-polymer intercoupling reactions, or mixtures thereof.

Priority:

Inventor: BUCEVSCHI MIRCEA DAN [IL]; COLT MONICA [IL]


Patent No.: US6834619B1  Issued: 28/Dec/2004

Title: Pet grooming mitt with continuous reservoir

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/649785   Filing Date: 29/Aug/2000

Abstract:

A mitt grooms and washes a pet such as a dog or cat. The rubber mitt has a built-in reservoir, with discharge ports and massage nibs for efficient pet grooming. Purposeful patterns of densely placed rubber nibs along the longitudinally extending medial area of the palm side engage pet hairs, remove snags and loose hairs, and provide effective massage. The grooming mitt is molded of rubber, and includes a rigid thumb section which provides stability to the mitt, to permit more effective, rapid use and easy discharging of cleaning fluid from the entire surface of the palm side of the mitt.

Priority: US1999-235687 Applic. Date: 1999-01-22

Inventor: RAMPERSAD KENRICK [US]


Patent No.: US6838269B1  Issued: 04/Jan/2005

Title: Proteins producing an altered immunogenic response and methods of making and using the same

Applicant/Assignee: GENENCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 09/500135   Filing Date: 08/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a novel methods and compositions for producing hyper and hypo allergenic compositions. Specifically, the present invention comprises neutralizing or reducing the ability of T-cells to recognize epitopes and thus prevent sensitization of an individual to the protein. Alternatively, T-cell epitopes are mutated to produce increased immunogenic reactions. Moreover, naturally occuring proteins are provided.

Priority: US1998-060872 Applic. Date: 1998-04-15

Inventor: ESTELL DAVID A [US]; HARDING FIONA A [US]


Patent No.: US6838419B2  Issued: 04/Jan/2005

Title: Mixtures of quaternary compounds

Applicant/Assignee: CRODA, INC

Application No.: 10/788169   Filing Date: 26/Feb/2004

Abstract: US 6838419 B2 20050104 US6838419 20050104 US20040788169 20040226 10788169 US20040788169 20040226 US20030339550 20030109 US20020403041P 20020813 US20020347005P 20020109 10339550 60403041 60347005 CRODA INC [US] CRODA, INC PEREIRA ABEL G [US] BARINOVA HELENA S [US] PEREIRA ABEL G, BARINOVA HELENA S Mixtures of quaternary compounds

Priority: US2003-339550 Applic. Date: 2003-01-09; US20020403041P Applic. Date: 2002-08-13; US20020347005P Applic. Date: 2002-01-09

Inventor: PEREIRA ABEL G [US]; BARINOVA HELENA S [US]


Patent No.: US6843934B2  Issued: 18/Jan/2005

Title: AZEOTROPE-LIKE COMPOSITIONS OF PENTAFLUOROPROPANE AND WATER

Applicant/Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC

Application No.: 10/713710   Filing Date: 14/Nov/2003

Abstract:

This invention provides azeotrope-like compositions of 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane and water that are environmentally desirable for use as refrigerants, aerosol propellants, metered dose inhalers, blowing agents for polymer foam, heat transfer media, and gaseous dielectrics.

Priority: US2000-575399 Applic. Date: 2000-10-02; US1999-268000 Applic. Date: 1999-03-15

Inventor: BEMENT LESLIE BRUCE [US]; BOGDAN MARY CHARLOTTE [US]; CARSON CLAYTON HERBERT [US]; LOGSDON PETER BRIAN [US]; PHAM HANG THANH [US]; SINGH RAJIV RATNA [US]; TUNG HSUEH SUNG [US]; RIEGAL RONALD [US]; WILLIAMS DAVID JOHN [US]; UHRICH KEVIN DONALD [US]


Patent No.: US6843995B2  Issued: 18/Jan/2005

Title: Cosmetic preparation containing extracts of Tuberaceae

Applicant/Assignee: COTY B.V

Application No.: 10/398963   Filing Date: 11/Apr/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cosmetic preparation containing an active complex comprised of extracts. The active complex contains at least one starting substance, which is extracted as an aqueous extract from real truffles (Tuberaceae) and which is provided in a cosmetically acceptable gel while being stabilized. A preferred active complex is one that additionally contains a champagne product. Cosmetic preparations containing this active complex lead to an improved stimulation of the immune system, an improved regenerative effect and thus to an improved balance in the ecosystem of the skin.

Priority: DE20001053051 Applic. Date: 2000-10-13; WO2001DE03871 Applic. Date: 2001-10-05

Inventor: GOLZ-BERNER KARIN [DE]; ZASTROW LEONHARD [DE]


Patent No.: US6846492B2  Issued: 25/Jan/2005

Title: Use of phenylethylamine derivatives for the antimicrobial treatment of surfaces

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/204520   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The use of compounds of formula (1) is described, in which compounds R1, R2 and R3 are each independently of the others hydrogen

C1-C20alkyl

C3-C7cycloalkyl

C2-C20alkenyl

C4-C7cycloalkenyl

C2-C20alkynyl, C4-C7cycloalkynyl

or unsubstituted or C1-C5alkyl-, C3-C7cylcoalkyl-, C1-C5alkoxyl-, C3-C7cycloakoxy-, halo-, oxo-, carboxy-, carboxy-C1-C7alkyl ester-, carboxy-C3-C7cylcloalkyl ester-, cyano-, trifluoromethyl-, pentafluoroethyl-, amino-, N,N-mono- or di-C1-C20alkylamino- or nitro-substituted phenyl-C1-C5alkyl, naphthyl-C1-C5alkyl, phenylcarbonyl-C1-C5alkyl, naphthylcarbonyl-C1-C5alkyl, pyrrolylalkyl, furanylalkyl, thiophenylalkyl, pyrazolylalkyl, imidazolylalkyl, oxazolylalkyl, thiazolylalkyl, isoxazolylalkyl, isothiazolylalkyl, 1,2,3-triazolylalkyl, 1,2,4-triazolylalkyl, 1,2,3-oxadiazolylalkyl, 1,3,4-oxadiazolylalkyl, 1,2,3-thiadiazolylalkyl, 1,3,4-thiadiazolylalkyl, indolylalkyl, pyridylalkyl, pyridazinylalkyl, pyrimidinylalkyl, pyridazinylalkyl, quinolinylalkyl, isoquinolinylalkyl, pyrrolyl, furanyl, thiophenyl, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, oxazolyl, thiazolyl, isoxazolyl, isothiazolyl, 1,2,3-triazolyl, 1,2,4-triazolyl, 1,2,3-oxadiazolyl, 1,3,4-oxadiazolyl, 1,2,3-thiadiazolyl, 1,3,4-thiadiazolyl, indolyl, pyridyl, pyridazinyl, pyrimidinyl, pyridazinyl, quinolinyl or isoquinolinyl

R4, R5, R6 and R7 are each independently of the others hydrogen

C1-C20alkyl

C3-C7 cycloalky

C2-C20alkenyl

C4-C7 cycloalkenyl

C2-C20alkynyl

or C4-C7 cycloalkynyl

and m and n are each independently of the other 0 or 1, for antimicrobial treatment of surfaces. The compounds exhibit a pronounced activity against pathogenic gram-positive

Priority: EP20000810152 Applic. Date: 2000-02-23; WO2001EP01561 Applic. Date: 2001-02-13

Inventor: HAAP WOLFGANG [DE]; HOELZL WERNER [FR]; OCHS DIETMAR [DE]; PETZOLD KARIN [DE]; SCHNYDER MARCEL [CH]


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.: 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.: US6849252B1  Issued: 01/Feb/2005

Title: Hair care composition comprising a polypropylene glycol

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/070197   Filing Date: 07/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A hair care composition includes a polypropylene glycol and a gel matrix. The polypropylene glycol is selected from a single-polypropylene glycol-chain segment polymer, a multi-polypropylene glycol-chain segment polymer, and mixtures thereof. The single-polypropylene glycol-chain segment polymer is of the formula (I): HO-(C3H6O)Ha, wherein a is a value from about 20 to about 100. The multi-polypropylene glycol-chain segment polymer is of formula (I), wherein n is a value from about 0 to about 10, each R is independently selected from the group consisting of H, and C1-C30 alky, each b is independently a value from about 0 to about 2, c and d are independently a value from about 0 to about 2, b+c+d is at least about 2, each e is independently a value of 0 or 1, each x, y, and z is independently a value of from about 7 to about 100, and x+y+z is greater than about 20. Te gel matrix includes a cationic surfactant, a solid fatty compound and water.

Priority: WO1999US20328 Applic. Date: 1999-09-03

Inventor: YANG JIAN-ZHONG [JP]; FOONG YUKIKO [JP]; FURUKAWA FUMIKO [JP]


Patent No.: US6849584B2  Issued: 01/Feb/2005

Title: Composition containing a cationic polymer and water insoluble solid material

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE CO THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/286087   Filing Date: 01/Nov/2002

Abstract:

The compositions of the present invention relate to personal cleansing compositions having from about 4% to about 50%, by weight, of a surfactant selected from the group consisting of an anionic, cationic, nonionic, amphoteric, and zwitterionic surfactants and mixtures thereof

from about 0.05% to about 10% by weight of a dispersed, water insoluble solid particles or solid, temperature stable particles

from about 0.025% to about 5% by weight of an organic, non crosslinked, cationic homopolymer or copolymer having a cationic charge density of from about 2 meq/gm to about 10 meq/gm and an average molecular weight of from about 1,000 to about 5,000,000

from about 0.1% to about 10%, by weight, of a phase separation initiator selected from the group consisting of electrolytes, amphiphiles and mixtures thereof

and from about 50% to about 95%, by weight, of water.

Priority: US20010335660P Applic. Date: 2001-11-02; US20020385793P Applic. Date: 2002-06-04; US20020387304P Applic. Date: 2002-06-07

Inventor: GEARY NICHOLAS WILLIAM [US]; COFFINDAFFER TIMOTHY WOODROW [US]; BROWN MARK ANTHONY [US]; EL-NOKALY MAGDA [US]


Patent No.: US6851146B1  Issued: 08/Feb/2005

Title: Neck pillow system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/662211   Filing Date: 12/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A pillow has a curved central extent and a downwardly extending leg. The leg is positionable in a vertical plane. A rotatable eccentric is in a generally semi-circular configuration and has a periphery. A plurality of balls is secured to the periphery of the eccentric for rotation with the periphery. A motor has a driven shaft. The drive shaft has a lower end and an upper end. The lower end is supported by the motor. The upper end has a bushing supporting the upper end of the shaft. A motor enclosure is coupled to the leg beneath the pillow with a waterproof connection to the motor.

Priority:

Inventor: KRISTOF RONALD J [US]; KRISTOFF BEVERLY A [US]


Patent No.: US6852815B1  Issued: 08/Feb/2005

Title: Conditioning/styling tetrapolymers

Applicant/Assignee: ISP INVESTMENTS INC

Application No.: 10/848101   Filing Date: 18/May/2004

Abstract:

What is described herein are conditioning/styling tetrapolymers of vinyl caprolactam (VCL), vinylpyrrolidone (VP), dimethylaminopropyl methacrylamide (DMAPMA) and C8-C24 alkyl quaternized dimethylaminopropyl (meth)acrylamide or methacrylic acid quaternized monomers (QDMAPMA), in a defined compositional range. Hair and skin care compositions which include these tetrapolymers exhibit advantageous low tackiness and high humidity resistance.

Priority:

Inventor: CHUANG JUI-CHANG [US]; JACHOWICZ JANUSZ [US]; WINKLER THOMAS [US]; KRAUSS ALLEN J [US]


Patent No.: US6855312B1  Issued: 15/Feb/2005

Title: Hair care composition

Applicant/Assignee: THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC

Application No.: 10/030147   Filing Date: 20/May/2002

Abstract:

Hair care compositions containing a synergistic mixture of three anti-free-radical agents selected from (a) ascorbic acid, its salts and esters

(b) tocopherol and its esters, such as tocopherol acetate

and (c) herbal extracts selected from morus alba, origanum vulgare, panax ginseng, rosmarinus officinalis, camellia sinensis and grape seed extract in a suitable diluent or carrier. Preferred synergistic mixtures are Origanum vulgare, sodium ascorbyl phosphate and morus alba. Origanum vulgare, sodium ascorbyl phosphate and panax ginseng. Panax ginseng, morus alba and Origanum vulgare. Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, morus alba and camellia sinensis. Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, morus alba and grape seed Origanum vulgare, panax ginseng and rosmarinus officinalis.

Priority: WO2000EP07196 Applic. Date: 2000-07-26; GB19990017729 Applic. Date: 1999-07-28

Inventor: CRAIG AILSA HELEN LOUISE [GB]; GALLEY EDWARD [GB]; LONG STEWART PAUL [GB]; PYKETT MELANIE ANN [GB]


Patent No.: US6861078B2  Issued: 01/Mar/2005

Title: Plant extracts with anti-radical type action

Applicant/Assignee: COGNIS FRANCE (SOCIETE ANONYME)

Application No.: 10/307977   Filing Date: 03/Dec/2002

Abstract:

The use of plant extracts, especially plant extracts with an anti-radical-type action, and a cosmetic or dermo-pharmaceutical composition containing extracts of this type. The use of at least one plant extract whose botanical genus belongs to the group formed by the following: Clidemia, Inga, Sabicea, Astrocaryum, Siparuna, Eperua, Byrsonima, Priva, Coutoubea and Goupia genera

as an active substance which has especially anti-radical-type activities, for preparing a cosmetic or dermopharmaceutical product for local, external use for the skin, the mucous membranes and/or the epithet or appendage structures.

Priority: FR19980015380 Applic. Date: 1998-12-03; US2001-857445 Applic. Date: 2001-06-04

Inventor: PAULY GILLES [FR]; MORETTI CHRISTIAN [FR]


Patent No.: US6861397B2  Issued: 01/Mar/2005

Title: Compositions having enhanced deposition of a topically active compound on a surface

Applicant/Assignee: THE DIAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/192449   Filing Date: 10/Jul/2002

Abstract:

Topically active compositions having enhanced effectiveness are disclosed. The compositions contain a topically active compound, an anionic surfactant, a hydric solvent, a hydrotrope, an optional cosurfactant, and water, wherein a percent saturation of the topical active compound of the composition is at least 25%. The compositions exhibit a rapid and effective topical effect, and effectively deposit the topically active compound for an effective residual effect.

Priority: US2000-578020 Applic. Date: 2000-05-24; US1999-338654 Applic. Date: 1999-06-23

Inventor: SEITZ JR EARL P [US]; WAGGONER ANDREA LYNN [US]; FOX PRISCILLA S [US]; TAYLOR TIMOTHY J [US]


Patent No.: US6864314B1  Issued: 08/Mar/2005

Title: Block polymers, compositions and methods of use for foams, laundry detergents, shower rinses and coagulants

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/698149   Filing Date: 30/Oct/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a block polymeric material. Typically the block polymer comprises units capable of having an average cationic charge density of about 15 or less, preferably 5 or less, more preferably from about 0.05 to about 5, even more preferably from about 0.05 to about 2.77, even more preferably from about 0.1 to about 2.75, most preferably from about 0.75 to about 2.25 units per 100 daltons molecular weight at a pH of from about 4 to about 12. The polymeric material is a suds enhancer and a suds volume extender for personal care products such as soaps and shampoos. The compositions have increased effectiveness for preventing re-deposition of grease during hand and body washing. The polymers are also effective as a soil release agent in fabric cleaning compositions. The polymeric material is also effective in oil well treating foam, fire-fighting foam, hard surface cleaning foam, shaving cream, post-foaming shaving gel, dephiliatories and as a coagulant/retention aid for titanium dioxide in paper making.

Priority: US1999-318942 Applic. Date: 1999-05-26

Inventor: YEUNG DOMINIC WAI-KWING [CA]; BERGERON VANCE [FR]; BODET JEAN-FRANCOIS [US]; SIVIK MARK ROBERT [US]; KLUESENER BERNARD WILLIAM [US]; SCHEPER WILLIAM MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6867317B1  Issued: 15/Mar/2005

Title: Alkoxylated silicone carboxylate-polymeric cationic complexes used in personal care applications

Applicant/Assignee: BIOSIL RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC

Application No.: 10/328843   Filing Date: 26/Dec/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a series of novel silicone alkoxylated esters which have terminal carboxyl groups that form salt complexes with certain amid containing cationic compounds to form very mild conditioning products suited for personal care applications like shampoos, body wash, hand wash and bath products.

Priority:

Inventor: BUFFA CHARLES W [US]; O'LENICK JR ANTHONY J [US]


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.: US6872697B2  Issued: 29/Mar/2005

Title: Oxime as perfuming ingredient

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/224440   Filing Date: 19/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use as a perfuming ingredient of 2-methyl-3-hexanone-oxime of formulain which the wavy line represents a bond having a configuration of the type (Z) or (E) or a mixture of the two configurations.

Priority: WO2001IB01630 Applic. Date: 2001-09-07

Inventor: BLANC PIERRE-ALAIN [CH]; FANTINI PIERO [CH]; FANKHAUSER PETER [CH]


Patent No.: US6878366B2  Issued: 12/Apr/2005

Title: Ethyl 3-mercaptobutyrate as a perfuming agent and methods for preparing and using same

Applicant/Assignee: BUSH, BOAKE ALLEN, INC

Application No.: 10/645772   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2003

Abstract:

This invention pertains to a method for flavoring an ingestible composition with a flavoring agent in organoleptically purified form, unaccompanied by substances of natural origin present in mango. The flavoring agent may be used in a wide variety of ingestible vehicles such as chewing gum compositions, hard and soft confections, dairy products, beverage products including juice drinks and juice products, green vegetable and chicken products, and the like. The present invention also pertains to an ingestible composition comprising an ingestible vehicle and an organoleptically effective amount of the purified flavoring agent. The present invention further pertains to ethyl 3-mercaptobutyrate represented by the formula, CH3(SH)CHCH2COOCH2CH3, in purified form, unaccompanied by substances of natural origin present in mango.

The present invention still further pertains to a method to confer, enhance, improve, or modify the odor properties of a perfuming composition or a perfumed article, which comprises adding to the perfuming composition or perfumed article, ethyl 3-mercaptobutyrate represented by the formula, CH3(SH)CHCH2COOCH2CH3. The present invention still further pertains to a perfuming composition or a perfumed article containing as an active perfuming ingredient, ethyl 3-mercaptobutyrate represented by the formula, CH3(SH)CHCH2COOCH2CH3. The present invention also pertains to a method for preparing ethyl 3-mercaptobutyrate which comprises reacting ethyl crotonate with sodium hydrogen sulfide and sodium bicarbonate to form the disulfide dimer of ethyl 3-mercaptobutyrate followed by reducing the disulfide dimer to yield ethyl 3-mercaptobutyrate.

Priority: GB20000009769 Applic. Date: 2000-04-19; WO2001US12518 Applic. Date: 2001-04-17; US2001-007095 Applic. Date: 2001-12-04

Inventor: DEWIS MARK LAWRENCE [GB]; EDWARDS DAVID JOHN [GB]; KENDRICK LESLEY [GB]; WRIGHT MARIA [US]; YUSUF AMIR [GB]


Patent No.: US6878379B2  Issued: 12/Apr/2005

Title: Cosmetic preparations

Applicant/Assignee: COGNIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH & CO., KG

Application No.: 09/931670   Filing Date: 16/Aug/2001

Abstract:

A pearlescent composition containing: (a) a dialkyl ether corresponding to formula (I):wherein R<1 >and R<2 >independently of one another represent linear or branched alkyl and/or alkenyl groups having from 12 to 22 carbon atoms

(b) a cationic polymer

and (c) an emulsifier selected from the group consisting of a fatty acid-N-alkyl polyhydroxyalkyl amide, an alkyl ether sulfate, a betaine, and mixtures thereof.

Priority: DE19961046869 Applic. Date: 1996-11-13; WO1997EP06086 Applic. Date: 1997-11-04; US1999-308084 Applic. Date: 1999-05-12

Inventor: ANSMANN ACHIM [DE]; FABRY BERND [DE]


Patent No.: US6881253B2  Issued: 19/Apr/2005

Title: Spray binding agent for tattoo stencil

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/814137   Filing Date: 01/Apr/2004

Abstract:

The spray binding agent for a tattoo stencil is a chemical composition useful for enhancing the quality of a tattoo when using a stencil. The liquid composition is sprayed on the cleaned skin area prior to tattooing. The composition contains a cosmetic stick composition, a green soap solution, rubbing alcohol, and water. A method of tattooing using the composition is provided which includes spraying the composition onto the body part to be tattooed.

Priority: US20030468111P Applic. Date: 2003-05-06

Inventor: DHUEY PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6881399B2  Issued: 19/Apr/2005

Title: Cosmetic formulations of having high aqueous solubility and low flash points

Applicant/Assignee: CLARIANT GMBH

Application No.: 10/171032   Filing Date: 12/Jun/2002

Abstract:

The invention provides compositions comprising a) at least one quaternary ammonium compound, and b) at least one polyhydric alcohol having 5 to 12 carbon atoms. The compositions have low setting points, good solubility and dispersibility in aqueous media and a low flash point.

Priority: DE20011029225 Applic. Date: 2001-06-19

Inventor: MILBRADT ROBERT [DE]; KLEIN SONJA [DE]; SCHERL FRANZ XAVER [DE]; GATTER ERICH [DE]; OBERHAUSER ADELGUNDE [DE]


Patent No.: US6881710B1  Issued: 19/Apr/2005

Title: Personal care products based upon surfactants based upon alkyl polyglucoside quaternary compounds

Applicant/Assignee: COLONIAL CHEMICAL INC

Application No.: 10/792613   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to personal care products based upon a novel series of polyglucoside quarternary compounds. These materials are surprisingly, extremely effective multi-functional surfactants used in shampoos and body wash products, providing the possibility of making a personal care product with only one surfactant. These unique products provide detergency, foam, conditioning, antimicrobial activity, wetting properties of formulations in a single molecule, and are derived from natural sugar compounds.

Priority:

Inventor: O'LENICK JR ANTHONY J [US]; SMITH DEAN A [US]; ANDERSON DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US6884853B1  Issued: 26/Apr/2005

Title: Cosmetic resin composition

Applicant/Assignee: NATIONAL STARCH AND CHEMICAL INVESTMENT HOLDING CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/009960   Filing Date: 29/May/2002

Abstract:

To provide a cosmetic resin composition for preparation of a hair fixative having all properties of stiffness, shampoo removability, feel, gloss, combability and anti-flaking property. A cosmetic resin composition consisting essentially of an amphoteric urethane resin having a carboxyl group and a tertiary amino group in one molecule thereof, the amphoteric urethane resin having polysiloxane linkage in its structure.

Priority: WO2000US09957 Applic. Date: 2000-04-13

Inventor: ASAOKA SEIJI [JP]; SAKURAI TAKAHIRO [JP]; KOYAMA KATSUYA [JP]; TSUZUKI TOSHITAKA [JP]; HASHIMOTO TOMOHIRO [JP]


Patent No.: US6884906B2  Issued: 26/Apr/2005

Title: Menthyl half acid ester derivatives, processes for preparing same, and uses thereof for their cooling/refreshing effect in consumable materials

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC

Application No.: 10/611025   Filing Date: 01/Jul/2003

Abstract:

Described is a genus of menthyl half acid ester derivatives having the structure: and processes for producing same, wherein n is an integer of from 1 to 5

wherein X is either -OR'' or -NRR'

wherein R'' is hydrogen, C1-C5 lower alkyl or C3-C6 lower alkenyl

wherein R is hydrogen, C1-C5 lower alkyl, 2-hydroxyethyl or cyclopropyl and wherein R' is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl

with the proviso that when X is -OR'', n is an integer of from 3 to 5, having utility for augmenting, enhancing or imparting a taste or cooling effect or refreshing effect in or to an ingestible or topical composition.

Priority:

Inventor: DEWIS MARK L [US]; HUBER MICHELLE E [US]; COSSETTE MICHAEL V [US]


Patent No.: US6889135B2  Issued: 03/May/2005

Title: Security and tracking system

Applicant/Assignee: C2 GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 10/348481   Filing Date: 20/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A security and tracking apparatus includes at least a first signaling unit and a second signaling unit in communicating proximity with the first signaling unit, each signaling unit having a receiver for identifying the location of the signaling unit

and, a transmitter for transmitting the location of the signaling unit when the first and second signaling units are separated by more than a preselected distance. A method to locate a person, animal, or object, includes providing in contact with or at least in close proximity to the person, the animal, or the object, at least a first signaling unit and a second signaling unit, the second signaling unit in communicating proximity with said first signaling unit, each signaling unit having a receiver for identifying the location of the signaling unit and a transmitter for transmitting the location of the signaling unit when the first and second signaling units are separated more than a preselected distance

and activating the signaling units to transmit the location of the signaling units.

Priority: US2000-538193 Applic. Date: 2000-03-30; US19990127028P Applic. Date: 1999-03-31

Inventor: CURATOLO BENEDICT S [US]; CORNELIUS THOMAS E [US]


Patent No.: US6890522B2  Issued: 10/May/2005

Title: Cosmetic and personal care compositions

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

Application No.: 10/698067   Filing Date: 30/Oct/2003

Abstract:

Cosmetic or personal care compositions, such as for styling hair, comprise a thermoplastic elastomer which is a block copolymer comprising a core polymer having a backbone comprising at least a proportion of C-C bonds and two or more flanking polymers. Each flanking polymer is covalently bound to an end of the core polymer and the core polymer and/or at least one of the flanking polymers is a copolymer derived from two or more monomers. The compositions comprise a cosmetically acceptable diluent or carrier.

Priority: GB20000024182 Applic. Date: 2000-10-03; GB20000028604 Applic. Date: 2000-11-23; GB20000028605 Applic. Date: 2000-11-23; US2001-969900 Applic. Date: 2001-10-03; US2000-678085 Applic. Date: 2000-10-03

Inventor: FRECHET JEAN M J [US]; HAJDUK DAMIAN [US]; KHOSHDEL EZAT [GB]; LIU MINGJUN [US]; NIELSEN RALPH B [US]; REID EUAN STUART [GB]; RUTHERFORD KEITH LESLIE [GB]


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.: US6891051B1  Issued: 10/May/2005

Title: Silicone erucate esters

Applicant/Assignee: FANTECH LTD

Application No.: 10/425119   Filing Date: 29/Apr/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to a series of novel silicone fatty esters, specifically dimethicone copolyol erucate esters. This class of compounds provides has a unique combination of properties including clarity and liquidity and oxidative stability and water solubility of the silicone ester per se, and the ability to provide outstanding softening and wet comb lubrication, as well as actually strengthening the hair. These properties are highly desirable in cosmetic products. The compounds of the present invention are prepared by reacting the hydroxyl group in a silicone polymer with erucic acid, or an oil high in erucic acid like crambe oil. The compounds of the present invention have more than 40% by weight of erucic groups in the molecule. The concentration of this key component has been found to be critical to performance.

Priority:

Inventor: WOHLMAN ALAN [US]; O'LENICK JR ANTHONY J [US]


Patent No.: US6891287B2  Issued: 10/May/2005

Title: Alternating current axially oscillating motor

Applicant/Assignee: LES PRODUITS ASSOCIES LPA, S.A

Application No.: 10/620435   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2003

Abstract:

An alternating current motor may include a rotor configured to rotate about a longitudinal axis, the rotor comprising a diametrically magnetized permanent magnet. Furthermore, the alternating current motor may include stationary coils having a magnetic axis substantially perpendicular to the rotor's longitudinal axis, the stationary coils adapted to the rotor's outer periphery and being substantially coaxial with the rotor's longitudinal axis.

In addition, the alternating current motor may include a stator adapted to the stationary coils' outer periphery and being substantially coaxial with the rotor's longitudinal axis, wherein the diametrically magnetized permanent magnet is configured to cause the rotor's oscillation angle to vary no more than 30% between the rotor's oscillation angle at a beginning value of a frequency range of an alternating current in the stationary coil and the rotor's oscillation angle at an ending value of the frequency range of the alternating current in the stationary coil.

Priority:

Inventor: MORET MICHEL-ANTOINE C [CH]


Patent No.: US6894012B2  Issued: 17/May/2005

Title: Foaming composition based on silica and on cationic polymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/199177   Filing Date: 22/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The present application relates to a cleansing composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable aqueous medium, (1) at least one foaming surfactant, (2) at least 1% by weight of at least one silica with respect to the total weight of the composition, (3) at least one oxyalkylated compound and (4) at least one polymer chosen from cationic polymers and amphoteric polymers. The composition obtained has the consistency of a gel and gives a lather of very good quality. It can be used in particular in the cosmetic or dermatological field, as products for cleansing or removing make-up from the skin, eyes, scalp and/or hair, and/or to disinfect the skin and/or the scalp.

Priority: FR20010009767 Applic. Date: 2001-07-20

Inventor: SEBILLOTTE-ARNAUD LAURENCE [FR]; BORDEAUX DOMINIQUE [FR]


Patent No.: US6895975B2  Issued: 24/May/2005

Title: Hot air hair styling device attachment

Applicant/Assignee: WIK FAR EAST LTD

Application No.: 10/350689   Filing Date: 24/Jan/2003

Abstract:

An integrated hot air hair styling device with a hair care segment or a hair care segment attachable to a hair dryer is disclosed. The hair care segment has the following sections: Two articulated arms having substantially complementary facing surfaces forming a first hair styling gap. A flow channel for conducting the air stream from the hot air blower to the hair care segment and into at least one of the arms. Air escape openings connected with flow channel(s) in the arm(s). A curved outer surface on an arm with air escape openings. A hair styling finger with a complementarily curved surface is pivotably mounted to the arm with the curved surface, and extends longitudinally with this arm, forming a second hair styling gap between this arm and the hair styling finger. A brush attachment can be placed over both of arms, with air escape openings between its bristles.

Priority: DE20022000971U Applic. Date: 2002-01-24

Inventor: HAFEMANN KLAUS [DE]


Patent No.: US6896741B2  Issued: 24/May/2005

Title: Tool for gathering materials including particles and hairs

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/217906   Filing Date: 13/Aug/2002

Abstract:

A hand-held cleaning tool comprises a flexible elongated member having at one end a polymer cleaning element and a finger grip at the other end, the polymer being non-abrasive with inherent adhesion for small particles and hair, no aqueous solubility, non-corrosive, no particulate emission, and no separate chemical impregnation into the polymer.

Priority:

Inventor: STELCHER WILLIAM N [US]


Patent No.: US6896877B2  Issued: 24/May/2005

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing crosslinkable polymers

Applicant/Assignee: REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/704074   Filing Date: 10/Nov/2003

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: US2001-907559 Applic. Date: 2001-05-10; 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.: US6897281B2  Issued: 24/May/2005

Title: Breathable polyurethanes, blends, and articles

Applicant/Assignee: NOVEON IP HOLDINGS CORP

Application No.: 10/174899   Filing Date: 19/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A breathable polyurethane having an upright moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR) of more than about 500 gms/m<2>/24 hr comprises: (a) poly(alkylene oxide) side-chain units in an amount comprising about 12 wt. % to about 80 wt. % of said polyurethane, wherein (i) alkylene oxide groups in said poly(alkylene oxide) side-chain units have from 2 to 10 carbon atoms and are unsubstituted, substituted, or both unsubstituted and substituted, (ii) at least about 50 wt. % of said alkylene oxide groups are ethylene oxide, and (iii) said amount of said side-chain units is (i) at least about 30 wt. % when the molecular weight of said side-chain units is less than about 600 grams/mole, (ii) at least about 15 wt. % when the molecular weight of said side-chain units is from about 600 to about 1,000 grams/mole, and at least about 12 wt.

% when the molecular weight of said side-chain units is more than about 1,000 grams/mole, and (b) poly(ethylene oxide) main-chain units in an amount comprising less than about 25 wt. % of said polyurethane. Coatings and films for textiles and other articles and applications using such polyurethanes have excellent breathability, i.e., high moisture vapor transmission rates (MVTR).

Priority: US20020370135P Applic. Date: 2002-04-05

Inventor: LUBNIN ALEXANDER V [US]; SNOW GEORGE E [US]; VARN RONALD D [US]; ANDERLE GARY A [US]


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.: US6905675B2  Issued: 14/Jun/2005

Title: Sulfur containing dermatological compositions and methods for reducing malodors in dermatological compositions

Applicant/Assignee: MEDICIS PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/283102   Filing Date: 29/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A method for reducing the production of malodor in sulfur containing dermatological compositions by adjusting the pH of the composition to between about 6.5 to about 8.1. Also, sulfur containing dermatological compositions having a pH between about 6.5 and about 8.1.

Priority: US2000-607881 Applic. Date: 2000-06-30

Inventor: SHACKNAI JONAH [US]; GANS EUGENE H [US]; FIGUREOA RAY [US]


Patent No.: US6905694B1  Issued: 14/Jun/2005

Title: Hydrophobically modified polysaccharide in personal care products

Applicant/Assignee: HERCULES INCORPORATED

Application No.: 08/855779   Filing Date: 12/May/1997

Abstract:

A personal care composition is composed of: (a) from about 0.1% to about 99% by weight of a vehicle system which comprises a hydrophobically modified nonionic water soluble polysaccharide polymer which comprises a water soluble polysaccharide polymer backbone and a hydrophobic moiety selected from the group consisting of 3-alkoxy-2-hydroxypropyl group wherein the allyl moiety is a straight or branch chain having 2-6 carbon atoms, C3-C7 alky aryl alkyl, alkyl aryl groups and mixtures thereof, wherein the ratio of the hydrophilic portion to the hydrophobic portion of the polymer is from about 2:1 to 1000:1, and (b) at least one other personal care ingredient. This compostion can be used in a wide range of personal care products such as shampoos, conditioners, hair coloring and styling agents, soaps, body washing agents, underarm products, lubricating agents, oral care products, denture adhesives, sunscreen agents, make-up products, and the like.

Priority:

Inventor: MODI JASHAWANT J [US]


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.: US6906128B2  Issued: 14/Jun/2005

Title: Method for depositing a polymer onto a surface by applying a composition onto said surface

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA CHIMIE

Application No.: 10/317625   Filing Date: 12/Dec/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a method for depositing a polymer onto a surface, by applying an aqueous composition, preferably an aqueous composition, onto said surface. The invention also relates to a method for making the composition. The composition comprise a block copolymer, comprising at least two blocks A and B, wherein block A is a polyionic block and block B is a neutral block.

Priority: US20010340374P Applic. Date: 2001-12-12

Inventor: CADENA NATALIE [US]; DESTARAC MATHIAS [FR]; HERVE PASCAL [US]; WILCZEWSKA AGNIESZKA ZOFIA [PL]


Patent No.: US6908608B1  Issued: 21/Jun/2005

Title: Stabilization of body-care and household products

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/830788   Filing Date: 25/Jul/2001

Abstract:

A description is given of the use of light stabilizers of formulae (1) and/or (2) for protecting body-care and household products from photolytic degradation.

Priority: WO1999EP07980 Applic. Date: 1999-10-21; US19980106633P Applic. Date: 1998-11-02

Inventor: HUEGLIN DIETMAR [DE]; EHLIS THOMAS [DE]; KRAMER ERICH [CH]; LUPIA JOSEPH ANTHONY [US]; REICH OLIVER [DE]


Patent No.: US6908757B1  Issued: 21/Jun/2005

Title: Serine protease variants having amino acid deletions and substitutions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/646984   Filing Date: 25/Sep/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to variants of serine proteases having decreased immunogenicity relative to their corresponding wild-type proteases. More particularly, the present invention relates to variants having a modified amino acid sequence of a wild-type amino acid sequence, wherein the modified amino acid sequence comprises a deletion and, optionally, a substitution of one or more specifically identified positions corresponding to subtilisin BPN'. The invention further relates to mutant genes encoding such variants and cleaning and personal care compositions comprising such variants.

Priority: WO1999IB00520 Applic. Date: 1999-03-25; US19980079477P Applic. Date: 1998-03-26

Inventor: RUBINGH DONN NELTON [US]; SIKORSKI ELIZABETH ELLEN [US]; CORREA PAUL ELLIOTT [US]


Patent No.: US6908889B2  Issued: 21/Jun/2005

Title: Detergent composition with enhanced depositing, conditioning and softness capabilities

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 10/772016   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2004

Abstract:

Novel "two-in-one" detergent compositions comprised of at least one water soluble silicone agent, at least one cationic conditioning agent, and a detergent. These compositions are suitable for use in shampoos, baths, and shower gels. Also described is a novel delivery system for depositing benefit agents into and onto the skin, nails, and/or hair comprised of at least one water soluble silicone and at least one cationic conditioning agent.

Priority: US2002-271713 Applic. Date: 2002-10-16; US1999-321074 Applic. Date: 1999-05-27

Inventor: NIEMIEC SUSAN M [US]; YEH HSING [US]; GALLAGHER REGINA [US]; HO KIE L [US]


Patent No.: US6913711B2  Issued: 05/Jul/2005

Title: Corrosion inhibitors

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/741490   Filing Date: 19/Dec/2000

Abstract:

There is provided a cosmetic or topical composition for use on the human body having a phosphate compound in an amount effective to inhibit corrosion of metallic containers containing the composition. Preferably, such a cosmetic or topical composition has sodium hydrogen phosphates and/or sodium polyphosphates in an amount about 0.05 wt % to about 1.5 wt % based on the total weight of the finished composition.

Priority:

Inventor: MCKIE DERRICK B [US]; ROBINSON FREDA [US]; FRANCO PHILIP [US]


Patent No.: US6914038B2  Issued: 05/Jul/2005

Title: Hair cleansing compositions

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/337774   Filing Date: 08/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A hair cleansing composition comprises the following ingredients (A) to (D): (A) an anionic surfactant having a sulfate group, (B) a cationic guar gum, (C) an organic acid selected from a hydroxycarboxylic acid, a dicarboxylic acid or an aromatic carboxylic acid, and (D) a salt

and has a pH of from 1 to 4 when diluted 20-fold by weight with water. The hair cleansing composition has good foamability and high-lubricity foam quality upon washing and smooth touch upon rinsing, and is excellent in the luster and softness of hair after drying and also superb in stability.

Priority: JP20020011923 Applic. Date: 2002-01-21

Inventor: TERAZAKI HIROYUKI [JP]; KASUGA FUMIKO [JP]; HIROTA OSAMU [JP]


Patent No.: US6916479B2  Issued: 12/Jul/2005

Title: COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING AN ANTIFUNGAL AND A PHOSPHOLIPID

Applicant/Assignee: JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA N.V

Application No.: 09/403056   Filing Date: 13/Oct/1999

Abstract:

The invention relates to compositions such as body and hair cleansing products, in particular shampoos, comprising one or more antifungals inhibiting fungal ergosterol biosynthesis as a first active ingredient, a synthetic, amphotheric phospholipid acting both as a second active ingredient and as a surface active agent, and art-known body or hair cleansing product ingredients as a carrier.

Priority: EP19970201101 Applic. Date: 1997-04-14; WO1998EP02143 Applic. Date: 1998-04-07

Inventor: EMBRECHTS ROGER CAROLUS AUGUST [BE]; ODDS FRANK CHRISTOPHER [BE]; DE DONCKER PIET RICHARD GUDULA [BE]


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.: US6918138B2  Issued: 19/Jul/2005

Title: Heated shower cap

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/672102   Filing Date: 26/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A liner for a shower cap has a chamber or ampoule containing a predetermined quantity of a supercooled liquid exotherm compound and a small amount of the compound in the crystal form, such that the crystal and the liquid are separated until time for use. Upon action by the user, such as by bending or otherwise breaking the separation between the crystal and the liquid, an exothermic reaction takes place as the liquid crystallizes, releasing a known amount of heat to cause the towel to warm. Calcium carbonate is the preferred compound. A temperature indicator may also be included as part of the packaging. A hair cleaning compound is provided, such as a shampoo, hair conditioner, hair moisturizer, scalp conditioning agents or mixtures.

Priority: US2003-656744 Applic. Date: 2003-09-05

Inventor: DONOVAN JAMES A [US]


Patent No.: US6918770B2  Issued: 19/Jul/2005

Title: Infant nurturing medical device

Applicant/Assignee: BRIGHTWAVE ENTERPRISES, LLC

Application No.: 10/642269   Filing Date: 18/Aug/2003

Abstract:

An Infant Nurturing Device for performing parent-infant attachment comprising a pouch area ( 25 ), a proportional external pouch covering ( 21 ), means for producing simulated parental body temperature ( 770 ), means for producing simulated parental heartbeat ( 750 ), means for producing simulated parental voice ( 780 ), means for producing simulated parental breathing ( 760 ) and a controller ( 740 ). The Infant Nurturing Device of the present invention is capable of performing adequate "Kangaroo Care" parent-infant attachment in the absence of biological parents.

Priority: US20020404157P Applic. Date: 2002-08-19

Inventor: ODIWO EDITH LAMIRA [US]


Patent No.: US6919073B2  Issued: 19/Jul/2005

Title: Pulverulent composition for bleaching human keratin fibers

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/146030   Filing Date: 16/May/2002

Abstract:

A pulverulent composition for bleaching human keratin fibers, such as hair, comprising at least one peroxygenated salt, at least one polymer chosen from nonionic and anionic amphiphilic polymers, wherein the at least one polymer comprises at least one fatty chain

and less than 10% by weight of a fatty acid sugar ester comprising at least one sugar residue and at least one C12-C24 fatty acid residue. The pulverulent composition is capable of being mixed with at least one aqueous hydrogen peroxide composition having a titer of not more than 40 volumes to form stable, homogeneous, bleaching compositions that can be applied precisely and easily, and can produce a homogeneous bleaching of the hair that does not leave the hair coarse.

Priority: FR20010006461 Applic. Date: 2001-05-16

Inventor: LEGRAND FREDERIC [FR]; MILLEQUANT JEAN-MARIE [FR]


Patent No.: US6919074B2  Issued: 19/Jul/2005

Title: Cosmetic formulations of quaternary ammonium compounds free of short-chain alcohols

Applicant/Assignee: CLARIANT GMBH

Application No.: 10/156308   Filing Date: 28/May/2002

Abstract:

Cosmetic, dermatological and pharmaceutical compositions containing quaternary ammonium compounds, particularly for hair-treatment, require low setting points, good solubility and dispersibility in aqueous media and a low flash point. It has now been found that such compositions can be formulated with quaternary ammonium compounds essentially free of short-chain alcohols such as isopropanol. The novel composition comprises: a) at least one quaternary ammonium compound and b) at least one branched alcohol having 8 to 36 carbon atoms or a mixture of at least one branched alcohol and at least one unbranched alcohol having 8 to 36 carbon atoms.

Priority: DE20011026252 Applic. Date: 2001-05-29

Inventor: MILBRADT ROBERT [DE]; KLEIN SONJA [DE]; SCHERL FRANZ XAVER [DE]; GATTER ERICH [DE]; OBERHAUSER ADELGUNDE [DE]


Patent No.: US6921574B2  Issued: 26/Jul/2005

Title: Hydrogel adhesives for use on hair or fiber-populated surfaces

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/396645   Filing Date: 25/Mar/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use, for adhesion on hair or fiber-populated surfaces, of hydrogel adhesive characterized by a G'25, (1 rad/sec) or below 1000 Pa, resulting in embedding of the hair of fiber and good adhesion properties on the surface. The invention also encompasses Personal Care Products and Surface Care Articles containing the hydrogel compositions herein.

Priority: EP20020447052 Applic. Date: 2002-03-29

Inventor: CINELLI FABIO [IT]; COLES PETER [US]; GOLDMAN STEPHEN ALLEN [IT]; ROMANO MARIO [IT]


Patent No.: US6923954B2  Issued: 02/Aug/2005

Title: Conditioner

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/211590   Filing Date: 05/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Provided is a conditioner composition, which comprises a tertiary amine represented by the following formula (1): wherein, R<1 >represents a linear or branched C6-24 alkyl or alkenyl group, R<2 >and R<3 >are the same or different and each represents a C1-6 alkyl group or a group -(AO)nH (in which A represents a C2-4 alkylene group, and n stands for a number of from 1 to 6 with the proviso that n pieces of A are the same or different and are arranged in any order)

or a salt thereof. The conditioner composition can impart fiber or hair with good suppleness and smoothness during wetting and after drying and is particularly excellent in imparting hair or fiber with smoothness after drying.

Priority: JP20010238101 Applic. Date: 2001-08-06; JP20020105875 Applic. Date: 2002-04-08

Inventor: DOI YASUHIRO [JP]; KAHARU TAKESHI [JP]; MASUDA HIROYUKI [JP]; OKAMOTO YOSHIMASA [JP]


Patent No.: US6924262B2  Issued: 02/Aug/2005

Title: Use of unsaturated esters as perfuming ingredients

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 09/945029   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2001

Abstract:

The compound of formula in which the wavy line represents a bond having a configuration of the type (Z) or (E), or a mixture of the two configurations

R1 represents a hydrogen atom, a C1 to C4 linear or branched alkyl radical, a methoxy or ethoxycarbonyl radical, or an aryl radical, and R2 represents a methyl or ethyl group, possess interesting organoleptic properties and can be advantageously used for the preparation of perfuming compositions to which it gives, in particular, a very natural connotation of the pear type.

Priority: CH20000001785 Applic. Date: 2000-09-14

Inventor: MARGOT CHRISTIAN [CH]


Patent No.: US6925964B2  Issued: 09/Aug/2005

Title: Pet drain and capture device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/372422   Filing Date: 24/Feb/2003

Abstract:

An apparatus ( 10 ) and a device ( 30 ) are provided for catching pet hair during the process of bathing a pet in a bathtub ( 12 ) or sink-like structure. Typically the apparatus ( 10 ) is comprised of a net ( 18 ) having a selected mesh size which is stretched over the bottom of the bathtub ( 12 ) and held in place with hooks ( 26 ) attached to the bottom of the bathtub 12 via integral suction cups ( 24 ). The device ( 30 ) combines functional features of the apparatus ( 10 ) into a screen ( 38 ) for catching pet hair which is held rigid in a frame ( 32 ) made of a pliable material which engages and grips the bottom of the bathtub ( 12 ) and allows water to drain out to the drain ( 22 ) of the bathtub ( 12 ).

Priority:

Inventor: JEFFERY STEPHANIE [US]


Patent No.: US6926900B1  Issued: 09/Aug/2005

Title: Antidandruff composition for treating the hair and the scalp, based on a pyridinethione salt, an insoluble conditioner and an acrylic terpolymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/671188   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2000

Abstract:

Antidandruff composition for treating the hair and scalp, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, has at least one pyridinethione salt, one insoluble conditioner, and at least one acrylic terpolymer of: a monomer (a) selected from the group consisting of a C1-C6 alkyl acrylate and a C1-C6 alkyl methacrylate

a monomer (b) selected from the group consisting of a heterocyclic vinyl compound containing at least one nitrogen or sulphur atom, a (meth)acrylamide, a mono- or di(C1-C4)alkylamino(C1-C4)alkyl (meth)acrylate and a mono- or di(C1-C4) alkylamino(C1-C4) alkyl(meth)acrylamide

and a monomer (c) selected from the group consisting of a urethane produced by reaction between a monoethylenic unsaturated isocyanate and a nonionic surfactant, a copolymerizable ethylenic surfactant monomer, a surfactant monomer of urea type, an allyl ether containing alkylenoxy groups, and a nonionic monomer of urethane type.

Priority: FR19990012166 Applic. Date: 1999-09-29

Inventor: MAURIN VERONIQUE [FR]; BEAUQUEY BERNARD [FR]


Patent No.: US6927196B2  Issued: 09/Aug/2005

Title: Transparent concentrated hair conditioning composition

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/387885   Filing Date: 13/Mar/2003

Abstract:

Disclosed is a transparent concentrated hair conditioning composition comprising: (1) from about 0.01% to about 50% by weight of a conditioning agent selected from the group consisting of cationic surfactants, cationic polymers, silicone compounds, polyalkylene glycols, and mixtures thereof

and (2) an aqueous carrier

(3) wherein the hair conditioning composition is used for conditioning the hair comprising the steps of

(a) applying a shampoo composition comprising a detersive surfactant to the hair

(b) providing a treated water by dispersing the conditioning composition to water, wherein the treated water has a concentration by weight of from 0.001% to 2% of the conditioning agent

and (c) rinsing the hair with the treated water

and wherein steps (a) and (b) may be reversed

(4) wherein the conditioning composition has a turbidity of no more than about 200 NTU, and the treated water has a turbidity of no more than about 100 NTU.

Priority: WO2001US28475 Applic. Date: 2001-09-13

Inventor: SNYDER MICHAEL ALBERT [US]; KOMURE NATSUMI [JP]


Patent No.: US6929152B2  Issued: 16/Aug/2005

Title: Assembly for the packaging and application of a fluid product

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/830037   Filing Date: 23/Apr/2004

Abstract:

An assembly for the packaging and application of a fluid product in a container. A closure element closes an opening in the container in a manner which is leaktight for the product, with the closure element being fixed on the container by snap-fastening or screwing. An application head can be fixed on the container, and includes

i) an orifice for dispensing the product, which can communicate with the interior of the container

ii) an opening component intended to break the closure element of the container when the head is being fastened onto the container, in order to establish communication between the dispensing orifice and the interior of the container, and iii) a deformable wall which can deform in response to an external pressure exerted on the head, so as to cause the product to be dispensed.

Priority: FR20030004973 Applic. Date: 2003-04-23; US20030470504P Applic. Date: 2003-05-15

Inventor: BONNINGUE PHILIPPE [FR]; URAS PATRICK [FR]


Patent No.: US6931674B1  Issued: 23/Aug/2005

Title: Portable shampoo apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/945288   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2004

Abstract:

A portable shampoo bowl secured to a platform is sized to fit over a traditional kitchen sink with depending lugs extending along sink sides and adjustable on the platform around the platform perimeter to accommodate commonly found sinks to prevent the platform from shifting laterally on the sink. A neck rest channel on the bowl extends forward from the platform and beyond the sink to comfortably reach a person in the neck rest channel. The bottom of the forward portion of the bowl is mildly sloped downward through the forward portion of the bowl to a horizontal bottom portion in which drain holes are located. The bowl is mounted intermediate the length of the platform on its forward portion such that a platform rearward portion remains uncovered as a shelf on which bottles of supplies and tools can be placed, confining drippings from the user's wet hands and general mess from the bottles and such on the platform within the bounds of the sink. A slot in the platform shelf allows the mess to flow through to the sink and also serves as a handle in removing the platform from the sink.

Priority:

Inventor: DEAN JEANNETTE [US]


Patent No.: US6933265B2  Issued: 23/Aug/2005

Title: ALDEHYDE AS PERFUMING OR FLAVORING INGREDIENT

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/952519   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the field of perfumery or flavor. More particularly, it concerns 3-(4,4-dimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)propanal and its use as perfuming or flavoring ingredient, as well as the compositions or articles associated with said compound.

Priority: WO2003IB05062 Applic. Date: 2003-11-06

Inventor: MARTY MAURUS [CH]


Patent No.: US6933340B2  Issued: 23/Aug/2005

Title: Formulation comprising an ionic compound, a polyionic polymer, and a block copolymer

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA CHIMIE

Application No.: 10/317626   Filing Date: 12/Dec/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a formulation comprising an ionic compound and a polyionic polymer. The invention more specifically relates to an improved formulation thereof, further comprising a copolymer. The improved formulation avoids phase-separation of colloidal particles comprising the ionic compound and the polyionic polymer. The formulation comprises a copolymer comprising two moieties A and B, wherein moiety A is polyionic in the pH conditions of the formulation, and moiety B is neutral in the pH conditions of the formulation.

Priority: US20010340886P Applic. Date: 2001-12-12

Inventor: HERVE PASCAL [US]; DESTARAC MATHIAS [FR]; ANTHONY OLIVIER [FR]; BAVOUZET BRUNO [FR]; JOANICOT MATHIEU [FR]; WILCZEWSKA AGNIESZKA ZOFIA [PL]


Patent No.: US6934968B2  Issued: 30/Aug/2005

Title: Absorbent neck shield

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/716150   Filing Date: 17/Nov/2003

Abstract:

A wrap-around absorbent shield forms a semi-tight seal with the flesh of a subject, where at least a part of the shield at the semi-tight seal is made of an absorbent material. The combination of the absorbent material and the semi-tight seal substantially prevents the flow of material past the semi-tight seal without causing discomfort to the subject.

Priority: US20020426720P Applic. Date: 2002-11-15

Inventor: KURPIS ALBERT J [US]


Patent No.: US6935332B2  Issued: 30/Aug/2005

Title: Hair care appliances

Applicant/Assignee: BRAUN GMBH

Application No.: 10/221118   Filing Date: 09/Sep/2002

Abstract:

Hair-care appliances such as curling tongs are provided. The hair care appliances include a heating device that is controlled in dependence on temperature by a thermostat adjacent to the heating device. The thermostat may be shielded thermally from the heating device by a partition wall.

Priority: DE20001012192 Applic. Date: 2000-03-13; WO2001EP02676 Applic. Date: 2001-03-09

Inventor: JANOUCH PETER [DE]; LANGE PETER [DE]; LIEBENTHAL DIETER [DE]; RIX SILVIA [DE]; KERN HEINZ [DE]; RUPPERT PETER [DE]; HENNINGER FRIEDRICH [DE]; SENG JUERGEN [DE]


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.: US6939835B2  Issued: 06/Sep/2005

Title: Cyclic compounds and their use as precursors of fragrant alcohols

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/353919   Filing Date: 30/Jan/2003

Abstract:

Compounds of the formula in which the dotted lines indicate the position of single or double bonds, R1 represents a radical belonging to a fragrant alcohol of the formula R1OH, X represents a nucleophilic group selected from the group consisting of -OH, -O, -NH2 or -NHR3, R3 representing a C1 to C6 straight-chain or branched hydrocarbon radical, saturated or unsaturated, or an aliphatic or aromatic ring having 5 or 6 carbon atoms, m and n define whole numbers within the range 0 to 2 such that the sum m+n is equal to 1 or 2, p defines a whole number with a value of 0 or 1, each of the symbols R2, R4, R5, R6, R7, taken independently, represents a hydrogen atom, a C1 to C4 straight-chain or branched hydrocarbon radical, saturated or unsaturated, optionally substituted and, taken two by two, they can form aromatic or aliphatic monocyclic,

bicyclic or tricyclic substances with the carbon atoms to which they are bound, are compounds capable of releasing a fragrant alcohol of the formula R1OH upon hydrolysis of the ester bond.

Priority: CH19990000579 Applic. Date: 1999-03-26; WO2000IB00315 Applic. Date: 2000-03-21; US2001-943192 Applic. Date: 2001-08-30

Inventor: FREROT ERIC [FR]; BILLARD DE SAINT-LAUMER JEAN-Y [FR]; GRAETHER OTTO [CH]


Patent No.: US6939938B2  Issued: 06/Sep/2005

Title: Amphiphilic cationic associative polymers, preparation process, use as thickeners and composition comprising them

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/347414   Filing Date: 21/Jan/2003

Abstract:

Novel water-soluble or water-dispersible amphiphilic cationic associative polymers, a process for preparing them and their use in compositions for topical application, such as for cosmetic use, as thickeners, and the compositions comprising these polymers.

Priority: FR20020000704 Applic. Date: 2002-01-21; US20020357621P Applic. Date: 2002-02-20

Inventor: BENARD SYLVIE [FR]; TROUILLE SIMON [FR]; ARNAUD-ROUX MIREILLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6942851B2  Issued: 13/Sep/2005

Title: Composition for the treatment of human hair

Applicant/Assignee: GOLDWELL GMBH KPSS-KAO PROFESSIONAL SALON SERVICES GMBH

Application No.: 09/975520   Filing Date: 11/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The invention is directed to an aqueous hair care composition comprising a) at least one UV-absorbing substance, and b) at least one mica/titanium dioxide pigment wherein at least 90% by weight of the mica/titanium dioxide pigment comprises a particle size between about 10 and 250 microns, c) green tea extract, and wherein the entire composition has a pH no greater than about 6.

Priority: DE20001050782 Applic. Date: 2000-10-13

Inventor: FATH BETTINA [DE]; DUBOWOI POLINA [TH]


Patent No.: US6943272B2  Issued: 13/Sep/2005

Title: Norbornane and norbornene derivatives, use thereof and perfumed products containing same

Applicant/Assignee: V. MANE FILS

Application No.: 10/492859   Filing Date: 16/Apr/2004

Abstract:

The invention concerns a novel compounds of formula (I), wherein the dotted line bond is present or not, and wherein R1 represents: when the dotted line bond is present -CHCH3OH or -CHCH3OCOR or -CHCH3XCH2CHOHR' or -CHCH3OCHR'CH2OH or formula (II) when the dotted line bond is absent -CHCH3OH or -CHCH3OCOR or -COCH3 or formula (II) or -CHCH3XCH2CHOHR' or -CH2CH2XCH2CHOHR' or -CHCH3OCHR'CH2OH or -CHCHCOR' or -CH2CH2CHR'OH or -CH2CH2CHR'OCOR or CHCHCHOHR' or -CHCHCHR'OCOR, wherein R represents H, Me, Et, Pr, isoPr, But, isoBut, CH3CH2)4, (CH3)2CHCH2, CH2CH, (CH3)2CCH, and R' represents H, Me or Et, and X represents O, N or S, and their preparation method. Because of their fragrance, said compounds are highly interesting for the perfume industry, for cosmetic and care products.

Priority: FR20010013663 Applic. Date: 2001-10-23; WO2002FR03629 Applic. Date: 2002-10-23

Inventor: MANE JEAN [FR]; CHANOT JEAN-JACQUES [FR]; LE BORGNE FABRICE [FR]; SCHROEDER MARTIN [FR]


Patent No.: US6944491B2  Issued: 13/Sep/2005

Title: Method of acquiring an image of a non-dermatoglyphic zone of the skin or of a zone of the hair by means of acquisition apparatus including a non-optical sensor

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/909926   Filing Date: 20/Jul/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to a method of acquiring an image of a non-dermatoglyphic zone of the skin or the hair by means of acquisition apparatus comprising a non-optical sensor.

Priority: FR20000010144 Applic. Date: 2000-08-01

Inventor: LEVEQUE JEAN-LUC [FR]


Patent No.: US6945402B1  Issued: 20/Sep/2005

Title: Sachet and absorbent item in a flexible-walled container

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/720659   Filing Date: 02/Mar/2001

Abstract:

A unit for packaging at least one absorbent structure intended to be impregnated with a liquid composition includes at least one component, packaged separately from the absorbent structure. The unit includes a flexible-walled container containing the absorbent structure, and at least one sachet containing the component. The sachet is capable of opening in response to pressure exerted on the sachet via at least one flexible wall of the container so as to cause the absorbent structure to become impregnated with the liquid composition containing the component, the sachet and the absorbent structure being free inside the container. The unit may be used for treatment, particularly cosmetic treatment, of the human skin and its superficial body growths.

Priority: WO2000FR01200 Applic. Date: 2000-05-04; FR19990005648 Applic. Date: 1999-05-04

Inventor: GUERET JEAN-LOUIS [FR]


Patent No.: US6946122B2  Issued: 20/Sep/2005

Title: Hair care composition containing a polyalkylene (n) alkylamine which provide hair volume reduction

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/221453   Filing Date: 12/Sep/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed are hair care compositions including a polyalkyleneglycol(n)alkylamine of the formula (I and II), or mixtures thereof, wherein each R is independently a saturated, unsaturated, straight or branched alkyl group having from 1 to about 30 carbon atoms, R' is a saturated, unsaturated, straight or branched alkyl group having from 1 to about 4 carbon atoms, each m is 2 or 3, each n is 2 or 3, each x and each y are independently a number of 1 or more wherein the sum of each x and each y is from about 3 to about 9

and wherein X- is any safe and suitable salt forming anion selected from the group consisting of chloride, bromide, iodide, acetate, citrate, lactate, glycolate, phosphate, nitrate, sulfonate, sulfate, alkylsulfate, alkyl sulfonate, glutamate, aspartate, and mixtures thereof

and wherein the melting point of the polyalkyleneglycol(n)alkylamine is less than about 45 DEG C.

and a suitable carrier

wherein the composition reduces bulk hair area by at least about 10%, according to an Image Analysis Protocol.

Priority: WO2001US07705 Applic. Date: 2001-03-09

Inventor: YANG JIAN-ZHONG [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.: 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.: US6949680B2  Issued: 27/Sep/2005

Title: Ketones as precursors of active compounds

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/270224   Filing Date: 15/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A compound of formula wherein Y represents a pyridyl group, or a phenyl group of formula wherein R3 represents a hydrogen atom, a CF3 group or an alkoxy group, R4 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or a CF3 group, R5 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a CF3 group or an alkoxy group, and R1 and R2 are the substituents of a terminal alkene of formula wherein R1 represents an alkyl or alkylene group, a mono- or poly-cycloalkyl group, or a phenyl group that optionally includes one or several hetero-atoms of oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorous or sulfur

R2 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl or alkylene group, a mono- or poly-cycloalkyl group, or a phenyl group that optionally includes one or several hetero-atoms of oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorous and sulfur.

This compound is capable of releasing, upon an exposure to light, an active compound such as a perfume and can be advantageously used in the treatment of any surface in order to perfume it through the controlled release of a perfumed molecule.

Priority: WO2000IB00804 Applic. Date: 2000-06-15; WO2001IB01021 Applic. Date: 2001-06-11

Inventor: HERRMANN ANDREAS [CH]


Patent No.: US6951642B2  Issued: 04/Oct/2005

Title: Water-in-oil emulsions with anionic groups, compositions, and methods

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 09/967578   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2001

Abstract:

Water-in-oil emulsions, compositions, and methods that include a vinyl polymer having a pKa of less than 4 that includes anionic group-containing side chains and alkyl-Y-containing side chains, wherein Y is O or NR, wherein R is hydrogen or methyl, and wherein the alkyl group of the alkyl-Y-containing side chain has at least 4 carbon atoms on average in a cyclic, branched-, or straight-chain configuration and optionally including one or more heteroatoms.

Priority:

Inventor: SCHOLZ MATTHEW T [US]; EIAN GILBERT L [US]; LU LING [US]


Patent No.: US6951891B2  Issued: 04/Oct/2005

Title: Process to make dispersions

Applicant/Assignee: AKZO NOBEL N.V

Application No.: 10/209047   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the production of dispersions and is particularly suitable for making dispersions with a viscous or solid dispersed phase in a continuous phase with a lower viscosity.

Priority: US20010309947P Applic. Date: 2001-08-03

Inventor: BALTUSSEN JOZEF JOHANNES MARIA [NL]; VISSER JAN [NL]


Patent No.: USD510417S1  Issued: 04/Oct/2005

Title: Ergonomic hair-washing apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 29/210576   Filing Date: 03/Aug/2004

Abstract: US D510417 S1 20051004 USD510417S 20051004 US20040210576F 20040803 29210576 US20040210576F 20040803 BRUN BERLINE [US] BRUN BERLINE Ergonomic hair-washing apparatus

Priority:

Inventor: BRUN BERLINE [US]


Patent No.: US6953484B2  Issued: 11/Oct/2005

Title: Use of particular aminosilicones as a pre- or post-treatment of processes for bleaching keratin fibers

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 10/290150   Filing Date: 08/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A pre- or post-treatment composition for the process for bleaching human keratin fibers, such as hair, comprising at least one particular aminosilicone as well as processes for bleaching human keratin fibers, such as hair, comprising a pre- or post-treatment with a composition comprising at least one particular aminosilicone.

Priority: FR20010014471 Applic. Date: 2001-11-08

Inventor: DEVIN-BAUDOIN PRISCILLE [FR]; SABBAGH ANNE [FR]


Patent No.: US6953773B2  Issued: 11/Oct/2005

Title: Mixtures of imidazoline quaternary ammonium and alkyl quaternary ammonium compounds

Applicant/Assignee: CRODA, INC

Application No.: 10/339550   Filing Date: 09/Jan/2003

Abstract:

Compositions that include mixtures of (a) at least one dialkyl quat in the amount of from about 10% to about 90% by weight of the composition

and (b) at least one monoalkyl quat in the amount of from about 10% to about 90% by weight of the composition are provided. Various embodiments are provided. In one embodiment, the mixtures include dialkyl immidazoline quats and monoalkyl immidazoline quats. In one embodiment, the mixtures include dialkyl immidazoline quats and monoalkyl ammonium quats. Various methods of making immidazoline quats and quat mixtures, personal care and cosmetic products and formulations that contain the immidazoline quats and quat mixtures, methods of making such personal care and cosmetic products and formulations, and methods of using the such immidazoline quats, quat mixtures, and personal care and cosmetic products and formulations are also provided.

Priority: US20020347005P Applic. Date: 2002-01-09; US20020403041P Applic. Date: 2002-08-13

Inventor: PEREIRA ABEL G [US]; BARINOVA HELENA S [US]


Patent No.: US6953826B2  Issued: 11/Oct/2005

Title: Multi-compartment kits comprising compositions comprising at least one stabilizing composition comprising at least two anionic associative polymers

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 10/817940   Filing Date: 06/Apr/2004

Abstract:

Compositions comprising at least one anionic associative polymer comprising at least one carboxylic acid group and at least one ester derived from a fatty alcohol and a carboxylic acid

and at least one additional anionic associative polymer comprising at least one carboxylic acid group and at least one ester derived from an alkoxylated fatty alcohol and a carboxylic acid, wherein the fatty chain of the alkoxylated fatty alcohol comprises more than 18 carbon atoms, and processes for providing physical stability to at least one non-solid composition comprising the same, and for making up, caring for or treating at least one keratinous material.

Priority: US2001-809007 Applic. Date: 2001-03-16; US20010268909P Applic. Date: 2001-02-16

Inventor: ASCIONE JEAN-MARC [US]; DE GEORGE MICHAEL [US]


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.: US6956013B2  Issued: 18/Oct/2005

Title: Photo-activated pro-fragrances

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/727695   Filing Date: 04/Dec/2003

Abstract:

The first aspect of the present invention relates to a photo-activated pro-accord conjugate having the formula: wherein [PHOTO] is a photo-labile unit which upon exposure to electromagnetic radiation is capable of releasing a pro-accord unit

X is selected from oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur

R<1 >and R<2 >are moieties when taken together comprise an aldehyde or a ketone fragrance raw material, and R<3 >comprises hydrogen, a fragrance raw material alcohol, an amine, or a thio compound.

Priority: US2002-106707 Applic. Date: 2002-03-26; US20010282789P Applic. Date: 2001-04-10

Inventor: DYKSTRA ROBERT RICHARD [US]; MIRACLE GREGORY SCOT [US]


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.: 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.: US6964774B1  Issued: 15/Nov/2005

Title: Formulations of hair cosmetics

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 09/913980   Filing Date: 21/Aug/2001

Abstract:

The use of polymers obtainable by free-radical polymerization of a) at least one vinyl ester of C1-C24-carboxylic acids in the presence of b) polyether-containing compounds and c) optionally one or more other copolymerizable monomers and subsequent at least partial hydrolysis of the ester functions of the original monomers a), in hair cosmetic formulations.

Priority: DE19991007587 Applic. Date: 1999-02-22; WO2000EP01070 Applic. Date: 2000-02-10

Inventor: DIEING REINHOLD [DE]; GOTSCHE MICHAEL [DE]; HOESSEL PETER [DE]; SANNER AXEL [DE]; LEINENBACH ALFRED [DE]; RUTHERFORD KEITH LESLIE [GB]


Patent No.: US6967215B2  Issued: 22/Nov/2005

Title: Tetrahydrocarbazoles, a process for the preparation of those compounds, and the use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/380573   Filing Date: 13/Mar/2003

Abstract:

Tetrahydrocarbazoles of formula where Q is -SO2-

-O-

or -(CO)-

X is -(CH)-

or -N-

m is from 1 to 3

t is 0 or 1 and the remaining substituents are as defined herein, are useful as antimicrobial active ingredients.

Priority: CH20010000843 Applic. Date: 2001-05-09; EP20000810844 Applic. Date: 2000-09-18; WO2001EP10479 Applic. Date: 2001-09-11

Inventor: HAAP WOLFGANG [DE]; MEHLIN ANDREAS [DE]; PETZOLD KARIN [DE]; OCHS DIETMAR [DE]; HOELZL WERNER [DE]


Patent No.: US6974569B2  Issued: 13/Dec/2005

Title: Shampoos providing a superior combination anti-dandruff efficacy and condition

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/558465   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed are shampoo compositions that provide a superior combination of anti-dandruff efficacy and conditioning, and a method of cleansing and conditioning the hair comprising applying to the hair and scalp an amount of said compositions. The anti-dandruff and conditioning shampoos comprise: (A) from about 5% to about 50%, by weight, of an anionic surfactant

(B) from about 0.01% to about 10%, by weight, of a non-volatile conditioning agent

(C) from about 0.1% to about 4%, by weight, of an anti-dandruff agent

(D) from about 0.02% to about 5%, by weight, of at least one cationic polymer

and (E) water. The compositions (A) have a bioavailability/coverage index value, as defined herein, of at least about 1.25

(B) have a first conditioning index value, as defined herein, of less than or equal to about 1.0

(C) have a second conditioning index value, as defined herein, of at least about 1.5

and (D) have a minimal inhibitory concentration index value, as defined herein, of at least about 0.125.

Priority: US19990132867P Applic. Date: 1999-05-03

Inventor: DUNLOP DAVID SCOTT [US]; BOYD ROBERTA ATWOOD [US]; GUSKEY SUSAN MARIE [US]; SCHWARTZ JAMES ROBERT [US]; MARCHETTA ANTHONY RAYMOND [US]


Patent No.: US6979439B1  Issued: 27/Dec/2005

Title: Antidandruff hair conditioning composition

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/129620   Filing Date: 26/Jul/2002

Abstract:

Disclosed is hair conditioning compositions comprising antidandruff agent wherein the hair conditioning composition is substantially free of the group selected from a chelating agent, methylchloroisothiazolinone, and methylisothiazolinone. The compositions comprise by weight: (a) from about 0.1% to about 15% of a high melting point fatty compound

(b) compounds selected of

(b1a) from about 0.1% to about 10% of an amidoamine having the following general formula: R<1>CONH(CH2)mN(R<2>)2 wherein R<1 >is a residue of C11 to C24 fatty acids, R<2 >is a C1 to C4 alkyl, and m is an integer from 1 to 4

(b1b) an acid selected from the group consisting of 1 glutamic acid, lactic acid, hydrochloric acid, malic acid, acetic acid, fumaric acid, 1 glutamic acid hydrochloride, tartaric acid, and mixtures thereof, at a level such that the mole ratio of amidoamine to acid is from about 1:0.3 to about 1:1

or (b2) the combination of

(b2a) from about 0.1% to about 10% of a cationic conditioning agent

and (b2b) from about 0.1% to about 10% of a low melting point oil having a melting point of less than 25 DEG C.

(c) a safe and effective amount of an antidandruff agent

(e) a preservative system comprising, by weight of the entire composition, from about 0.1% to about 1.0% of benzyl alcohol, from about 0.1% to about 1.0% of phenoxy ethanol, from about 0.05% to about 1.0% of methyl paraben, and from about 0.05% to about 1.0% of mettryl paraben, and from about 0.01% to about 1.0% of propyl paraben

and (f) an aqueous carrier.

Priority: WO1999IB01815 Applic. Date: 1999-11-11; WO2000IB00336 Applic. Date: 2000-03-22

Inventor: SAKAI YUKITOSHI [JP]; YASUFUKU KEIICHI [JP]; MAH STANLEY PAKLAP [JP]


Patent No.: US6979440B2  Issued: 27/Dec/2005

Title: Compositions and method for targeted controlled delivery of active ingredients and sensory markers onto hair, skin, and fabric

Applicant/Assignee: SALVONA, LLC

Application No.: 10/222054   Filing Date: 16/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The present invention is a controlled delivery system that can be incorporated in hair, skin, and fabric care products such as shampoos, conditioners, hair styling products, lotions, creams, liquid laundry detergents, fabric softener, and other hair, skin, and fabric care products to effectively deliver a broad range of active agents and sensory markers onto the hair, skin, and fabric. The system also prolongs the release rate of the active agents or sensory markers over an extended period of time, or provides heat triggered release of the active agents and yields a high impact fragrance "burst" upon blow drying the hair, ironing the fabric, or other types of heat treatment. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is a nano-sphere, having an average sphere diameter of from about 0.01 microns to about 10 microns.

The nano-sphere comprises hydrophobic materials, cationic conditioning agent or, cationic conditioning agent in conjunction with a cationic charge booster to assist in adhering the spheres onto hair, skin, and fabric. The invention further relates to a controlled delivery system where the release rate of the active ingredients is synchronized with that of a sensory marker to convey to the consumer the product performance.

Priority: US2001-771752 Applic. Date: 2001-01-29

Inventor: SHEFER ADI [US]; SHEFER SAMUEL DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US6982078B1  Issued: 03/Jan/2006

Title: Dimer amidopropyl dimethyl poly-quaternary compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SURFATECH CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/807585   Filing Date: 24/Mar/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a novel class of polymeric compounds having specific quaternized amine based upon a dimer acid amido amine quaternary compound. Dimer acid is a C-36 diacid having a cyclic structure and two amine groups that allow for the synthesis of a high molecular weight cationic compound which is extremely substantitive to human skin and are well tolerated by human tissue making them suitable for use preparation of barrier products for personal care applications.

Priority:

Inventor: O'LENICK JR ANTHONY J [US]; O'LENICK THOMAS G [US]


Patent No.: US6984250B1  Issued: 10/Jan/2006

Title: Composition, method, and kit for the bleaching or permanent reshaping of keratin fibers, comprising at least one thickening polymer with an aminoplast-ether skeleton

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/149008   Filing Date: 06/Aug/2003

Abstract:

A ready-to-use composition, a method, and a kit for the bleaching or permanent reshaping of keratin fibers, and in particular human keratin fibers such as the hair, comprising at least one reducing agent and at least one thickening polymer with an aminoplast-ether skeleton. This novel composition, method, and kit can be used to bleach or permanently reshape hair without dripping or falls in viscosity over time.

Priority: FR19990015485 Applic. Date: 1999-12-08; WO2000FR03144 Applic. Date: 2000-11-10

Inventor: LEGRAND FREDERIC [FR]; ALLARD DELPHINE [FR]


Patent No.: US6984390B2  Issued: 10/Jan/2006

Title: Silicone compound and cosmetic preparation

Applicant/Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO. LTD

Application No.: 10/297064   Filing Date: 02/Dec/2002

Abstract:

This invention provides a sterol-modified silicone compound which is low melting, hydrophilic and very suitable for emulsifying, represented by the general formula R<1>aR<2>bSiO(4-a-b)/2, and having a melting point of 40 DEG C. or less, and provides a cosmetic material containing this silicone compound having excellent stability and moisture retention properties R<1 >in the general formula is a monofunctional alkyl group, aryl group, aralkyl group or fluorine-substituted alkyl group having 1-10 identical or different carbon atoms, which does not contain an aliphatic unsaturated bond, and R<2 >is an organic group represented by the general formula -(CpH2pO(CqH2qO)r-X, where X is a monofunctional residue excepting the hydroxyl group of sterol, a and b are integers satisfying the relations 1.0<=a<=2.5, 0.001<=b<=1.0, and 1.5<=a+b<=2.6, respectively, p is an integer in the range 2-6,

q is an integer in the range 2-4, and r is an integer in the range 3-200.

Priority: JP20000164337 Applic. Date: 2000-06-01; WO2001JP04422 Applic. Date: 2001-05-25

Inventor: SAKUTA KOJI [JP]


Patent No.: US6987090B2  Issued: 17/Jan/2006

Title: Use of 3-position cyclosporin derivatives for hair growth

Applicant/Assignee: LG HOUSEHOLD & HEALTH CARE LTD

Application No.: 10/696268   Filing Date: 29/Oct/2003

Abstract:

The present invention discloses a hair growth promoting agent comprising a cyclosporin derivative as an active ingredient, and more particularly, a hair growth promoting agent comprising a cyclosporin A derivative in which sarcosine is substituted with thiosarcosine in the 3-position as an active ingredient.

Priority: KR20020067751 Applic. Date: 2002-11-04; US2002-141723 Applic. Date: 2002-05-09

Inventor: KIM SANG-NYUN [KR]; YOON YEO-KYEONG [KR]; KIM MOON-MOO [KR]; KIM JONG-IL [KR]; KIM SEUNG-JIN [KR]; KIM HYUNG-JIN [KR]; LEE HEON-SIK [KR]


Patent No.: US6989106B2  Issued: 24/Jan/2006

Title: Process for the preparation of polymeric condensates and their use

Applicant/Assignee: BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 10/457262   Filing Date: 09/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A process for the preparation of polymeric condensates, wherein the reaction mixture is fed at least once during the condensation reaction through a zone of high energy density which has an energy density of at least 10<5 >J/m<3>.

Priority: DE20021025349 Applic. Date: 2002-06-07; DE20031010287 Applic. Date: 2003-03-10

Inventor: MEISEL KARLHEINRICH [DE]; OBENDORF LARS [DE]; BOEHMER BRANISLAV [DE]; THIELE BERND [DE]; SPANIOL ARMIN [DE]; FUCHS DIETMAR [DE]; RENNER GERD-FRIEDRICH [DE]; HUEBBE THOMAS [DE]


Patent No.: US6989417B2  Issued: 24/Jan/2006

Title: Polymeric thickeners for oil-containing compositions

Applicant/Assignee: LANDEC CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/810920   Filing Date: 16/Mar/2001

Abstract:

Thickeners for oil-containing compositions, particularly cosmetic and personal care compositions, are side chain crystalline polymers which are uniformly dispersed as a crystallized solid in the oil.

Priority: US1999-398377 Applic. Date: 1999-09-17

Inventor: BITLER STEVEN P [US]; TAFT DAVID D [US]


Patent No.: US6991396B2  Issued: 31/Jan/2006

Title: Application device and related method

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/964488   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2001

Abstract:

A device for applying a product comprises a receptacle body defining a reservoir configured to contain a product and an application element configured to apply a product to a surface. A cavity is in flow communication with the reservoir and configured to receive the application element. The device further comprises a support element on which the application element is mounted. The support element is mounted to pivot relative to the receptacle body between a first position wherein the application element is received in the cavity and a second position wherein the application element is at least partially exposed so as to be capable of coming into contact with a surface to which product is to be applied.

Priority: FR20000012357 Applic. Date: 2000-09-28

Inventor: GUERET JEAN-LOUIS H [FR]


Patent No.: US6991781B2  Issued: 31/Jan/2006

Title: Delivery of reactive agents via bi-layer structures for use in shelf-stable products

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/764560   Filing Date: 17/Jan/2001

Abstract:

Disclosed are treatment composition, comprising an aqueous continuous phase

a reactive component comprising a reactive agent and a water immiscible solvent, wherein the water immiscible solvent solubilizes the reactive agent

and one or more surfactants wherein the surfactants emulsify the reactive component in the aqueous phase to form a bi-layer emulsion. Also disclosed are methods for treating amino acid based substrates, and methods for bleaching, coloring and conditioning hair with these treatment compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: GLENN JR ROBERT WAYNE [GB]; DECKNER GEORGE ENDEL [US]; CAIE ANDREW JAMES [GB]


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.: US7001594B1  Issued: 21/Feb/2006

Title: Scalp cosmetic compositions and corresponding methods of application to provide scalp moisturization and skin active benefits

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/685850   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed are topical leave-on cosmetic compositions, including packaged leave-on compositions, for direct application to the scalp, comprising a) from about 40% to about 99% by weight of a volatile liquid, b) from about 0.005% to about 20% by weight of a skin active agent, and c) from about 0.1% to about 20% by weight of a moisturizing material, preferably a liquid humectant. The composition is a leave-on formulation that is substantially free of cleansing surfactants and is applied directly to the scalp. Also disclosed are methods of treating the scalp by directly applying the topical composition to the scalp. It has been found that the compositions and methods of the present invention can provide improved scalp moisturization and improved deposition of an anti-dandruff or other skin active agent on the skin, without unduly affecting hair cosmetics.

Priority:

Inventor: PEFFLY MARJORIE MOSSMAN [US]; MARCHETTA ANTHONY RAYMOND [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.: US7005148B2  Issued: 28/Feb/2006

Title: Use of an extract of at least one vaccinium-type plant as an anti-glycation agent

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/168309   Filing Date: 27/Sep/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to the use of at least one extract of at least one Vaccinium-type plant as the active agent in a composition or for producing a composition, in a physiologically suitable medium, said extract or said composition being intended to reduce or even inhibit the glycation of proteins, especially proteins of the skin or associated structures.

Priority: FR19990016166 Applic. Date: 1999-12-21; WO2000FR03530 Applic. Date: 2000-12-14

Inventor: PAGEON HERVE [FR]


Patent No.: US7012048B2  Issued: 14/Mar/2006

Title: Composition and method for treating hair containing a cationic ampholytic polymer and an anionic benefit agent

Applicant/Assignee: NATIONAL STARCH AND CHEMICAL INVESTMENT HOLDING CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/765667   Filing Date: 28/Jan/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions for treating keratin substances, in particular the hair, containing a combination of a cationic ampholytic polymer and an anionic benefit agent as well as to uses thereof. In one embodiment, the composition of the present invention comprises about 0.01 to about 20% by weight of a cationic ampholytic polymer

and about 0.01 to about 20% by weight of an anionic benefit agent.

Priority: US20030446667P Applic. Date: 2003-02-11

Inventor: DROVETSKAYA TATIANA V [US]; GARDNER JOSEPH B [US]; THOMAIDES JOHN S [US]; DWYER LOIS [US]


Patent No.: US7012049B2  Issued: 14/Mar/2006

Title: MULTIPHASE AQUEOUS CLEANSING COMPOSITION

Applicant/Assignee: CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL LTD CLARIANT FINANCE (BVI) LIMITED

Application No.: 10/811362   Filing Date: 26/Mar/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a multiphase aqueous cleansing composition for cleansing human skin and hair, which when agitated forms a single application phase, and when left standing, the composition rapidly returns to an appearance having at least two visibly distinct aqueous phases. The multiphase aqueous cleansing composition of the present invention provides an esthetically interesting and useful cleansing composition for use as a body wash, shower gel, foam bath or shampoo. The aqueous multiphase cleansing composition comprises: a surfactant comprising a surfactant or salt thereof

one or more co-surfactants

a humectant

and a salt, wherein the cleansing composition is essentially free of a thickener or a detergent builder.

Priority:

Inventor: LITTAU CHERYL [US]; HENNING TORSTEN [DE]; PORTER SANDRA [US]; COOPER SAM [US]


Patent No.: US7015180B2  Issued: 21/Mar/2006

Title: Hair treatment compositions comprising an anionic surfactant and a C8-C22 alkyl dimethyl hydroxyethyl ammonium chloride

Applicant/Assignee: CLARIANT S.A

Application No.: 10/220462   Filing Date: 09/Dec/2002

Abstract:

The inventions relates to stable cosmetic compositions preferably hair treatment compositions, comprising a) from 0,1% to 70% by weight of at least one anionic surfactant b) from 0,05% to 10% by weight of at least one cationic surfactant of the formula (1) Wherein R<1 >is selected from the group consisting of (C8-C22)-alkyl, (C8-C22)-alkenyl, (C8-C22)-alkylamidopropyl, (C8-C22)-alkenylamidopropyl, (C8-C22)-alkoxypropyl and (C8-C22)-alkenyloxypropyl, R<2>, R<3 >and R<4 >are the same or different and are independently from each other selected from the group consisting of (C1-C22)-alkyl, (C1-C22)-alkenyl and groups having the formula -A-(AO)n-OH, wherein A is C2H4 and/or C3H6, n is a number from 0 to 20, with the provision that at least one the radicals R<2>, R<3 >and R<4 >is a group having said formula -A-(AO)n-OH, and X is an anionic

and c) optionally from 0.1% to 15% by weight of one or more amphoteric and/or nonionic surfactants.

Priority: BR20000001261 Applic. Date: 2000-02-29; EP20000120643 Applic. Date: 2000-09-21; WO2001BR00022 Applic. Date: 2001-02-23

Inventor: COIMBRA LUIZ FERNANDO [BR]; GALLOTTI MANLIO [BR]; QUARTAROLLI SIMONE BERGAMO [BR]


Patent No.: US7015181B2  Issued: 21/Mar/2006

Title: REHYDRATABLE PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/795764   Filing Date: 08/Mar/2004

Abstract:

A rehydratable personal care composition including: from about 1 to about 20 percent water, from about 1 to about 20 percent organic solvent, from about 0.5 to about 50 percent gelling agent, and from about 0.1 to about 5 percent gelling cation, based on the total weight of the composition is disclosed.

Priority:

Inventor: LAMBINO DANILO L [AU]


Patent No.: US7015228B2  Issued: 21/Mar/2006

Title: 4-amino-2-(2-pyridyl)pyrimidines as microbicidal active substances

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/124198   Filing Date: 17/Apr/2002

Abstract:

Compounds of formula wherein R1 and R2 are each independently of the other hydrogen

unsubstituted or mono- or poly-halo-substituted C1-C20alkyl, C1-C20alkoxy, C2-C20alkenyl, C2-C20alkynyl, C3-C18cycloalkyl, C3-C7cycloalkyl-C1-C20alkyl

hydroxy

C1-C6alkoxy-C1-C20alkyl

carboxy

C1-C6alkyloxycarbonyl

cyano

mono- or di-C1-C20alkylamino

C1-C6alkylamino-C1-C20alkyl

halogen

phenyl

unsubstituted or C1-C5alkyl-, halo- or hydroxy-substituted phenyl-C1-C20alkyl, phenoxy or phenyl-C1-C20alkoxy

or R1 and R2 form a polymethylene chain of formula -(CH2)m- wherein m=2-12

R3 is unsubstituted C7-C20alkyl

or amino-, hydroxy-, carboxy- or C1-C6alkyloxycarbonyl-substituted C2-C20alkyl

C8-C18cycloalkyl

C8-C20alkenyl

C8-C20alkynyl

C3-C7cycloalkyl-C8-C20alkyl

C1-C4alkoxy-C8-C20alkyl

R7R8N-C7-C20alkyl

phenyl

phenyl-C1-C4alkyl

or phenyl-C1-C4alkoxy

R4 is hydrogen

unsubstituted or C1-C5alkyl-, halo- or hydroxy-substituted C1-C20alkyl, C2-C20alkenyl, C2-C20alkynyl, C3-C20cycloalkyl, C3-C7cycloalkyl-C1-C20alkyl, C1-C20alkoxy-C1-C6alkyl or R7R8N-C1-C20alkyl, phenyl, phenyl-C1-C20alkyl or phenoxy-C1-C20alkyl

R5 and R6 are each independently of the other hydrogen

C1-C20alkyl

C2-C20alkenyl

C2-C20-alkynyl

C3-C18cycloalkyl

C3-C7cycloalkyl-C1-C20alkyl

hydroxy

C2-C20alkoxy

C1-C6alkoxy-C1-C20alkyl

carboxy

C1-C6alkyloxycarbonyl

cyano

nitro

C1-C20alkylamino

C1-C20alkylaminoalkyl

C1-C20haloalkyl

C1-C20haloalkoxy

halogen

unsubstituted or C1-C5alkyl-, halo- or hydroxy-substituted phenyl, phenoxy or phenyl-C1-C20alkyl or phenyl-C1-C20alkoxy

or R5 and R6 together form a polymethylene chain of formula -(CH2)m- wherein m=2-12

and R7 and R8 are each independently of the other hydrogen

C1-C20alkyl

C3-C20alkenyl

C3-C20alkynyl

C3-C7cycloalkyl

C3-C20cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl

phenyl

or phenyl-C1-C4alkyl are suitable for the antimicrobial treatment of surfaces.

Priority: EP20010810387 Applic. Date: 2001-04-20

Inventor: HAAP WOLFGANG [DE]; HOELZL WERNER [FR]; PETZOLD KARIN [DE]


Patent No.: US7017785B2  Issued: 28/Mar/2006

Title: Product dispensing head and packaging with variable flow

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/626690   Filing Date: 25/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A package for dispensing a product and a dispensing head for such a package are provided. In an illustrated form, the dispensing head has an axis X, designed to actuate a dispensing element mounted on a receptacle to dispense a product contained in the receptacle. A dispensing conduit is capable of communicating with the product inside the receptacle and has at least two passages of different cross-sections. In a preferred form, the conduit is molded as a single piece with the arrangement attaching the head to the receptacle integral therewith via a deformable connection. An actuator arrangement is provided to actuate the dispensing element and to cause the conduit to communicate with the inside of the receptacle, with a dispensing orifice formed at the extremity of a channel preferably having a length greater than the diameter of the dispensing orifice.

The actuating arrangement is movable relative to the conduit between at least two positions, a first position in which the dispensing orifice communicates with one of the passages, and a second position in which the dispensing orifice communicates with the other passage.

Priority: FR20020009448 Applic. Date: 2002-07-25; US20020407297P Applic. Date: 2002-09-03

Inventor: LASSERRE PIERRE-ANDRE [FR]; SANCHEZ MARCEL [FR]; DALSANT GUISEPPE [IT]


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.: US7021495B2  Issued: 04/Apr/2006

Title: Device for dispensing product having flexible-walled pouch and airless pump

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/058401   Filing Date: 30/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The present application relates to a device for dispensing product and a related method of using the device, the device comprising a flexible walled pouch configured to contain product. The pouch may be in fluid communication with an airless pump equipped with a dip tube having a free end that lies substantially mid-way along the axial height of the pouch. The pouch may be in a container.

Priority: FR20010001224 Applic. Date: 2001-01-30

Inventor: DE LAFORCADE VINCENT [FR]


Patent No.: US7021849B2  Issued: 04/Apr/2006

Title: Applicator device for a product, particularly a cosmetic product

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/733281   Filing Date: 12/Dec/2003

Abstract:

An applicator device in which a product is held within a recess at least partially defined by a support and a lateral enclosure which is slidably mounted on the support. The lateral enclosure includes at least one opening at an end opposite to the support such that as the lateral enclosure is moved relative to the support the product is progressively exposed. Where the product is a solid or stick form, the opening of the lateral enclosure can be provided across the entire cross-section of the lateral enclosure. Where the product is a semi-solid or a viscous liquid, such as a gel, a plurality of openings can be provided, with the product urged through the plurality of openings as the lateral enclosure is moved relative to the support.

Priority: FR20020015748 Applic. Date: 2002-12-12; US20030441323P Applic. Date: 2003-01-22

Inventor: RAMET MARC [FR]


Patent No.: US7022665B2  Issued: 04/Apr/2006

Title: Acetals of 2,4,7-decatrienal as perfuming or flavoring ingredients

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/870915   Filing Date: 21/Jun/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an acetal of formula in which the symbols R<1 >represent, independently or simultaneously, a linear or branched saturated or unsaturated C1 to C4 hydrocarbon group

or the two R<1 >are bonded together to form a saturated ring having 5 to 7 atoms and including the oxygen atoms to which the R<1 >groups are bonded, this ring being possibly substituted by methyl or ethyl groups

and the wavy line indicates that the double bond in position 4 has a configuration of the type (Z) or (E) or a mixture of the two configurations. The invention relates also to the use of such compounds as perfuming or flavoring ingredients, as well as the perfumed or flavored articles or perfuming or flavoring compositions containing such compounds.

Priority: WO2002IB00174 Applic. Date: 2002-01-22; WO2003IB00111 Applic. Date: 2003-01-15

Inventor: DECORZANT RENE [CH]; NAEF FERDINAND [CH]


Patent No.: US7025955B2  Issued: 11/Apr/2006

Title: Method for maximizing scalp health and inducing enhanced visual and tactile hair quality

Applicant/Assignee: SHAKLEE CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/632680   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A hair care formulation is disclosed that enhances visual and/or tactile qualities of the hair. Embodiments of the formulation include a pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), a glycyrrhizinic acid, a pantothenic acid, a pyrrolidone, an antimicrobial agent, zinc, and an antioxidant. The formulation may be included in separate hair care products, such as a shampoo, conditioner and scalp serum. In a particular embodiment, the formulation is included in a daily shampoo, a deep cleansing shampoo, a daily conditioner, a deep conditioner, and a scalp serum. In some of these examples, each of the hair care products contain at least 10 vitamins, minerals, and herbs, such as swertia extract, ginseng extract, saw palmetto extract, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), zinc pyrrolidone carboxylic acid, superoxide dismutase, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, green tea extract, and tea tree oil.

Priority: US20020400200P Applic. Date: 2002-07-31

Inventor: SIDDIQUI MUKHTAR [US]; KAWASAKI YOSHIAKI [US]; MALIK ARSHAD H [US]; AYER RITA W [US]


Patent No.: US7026308B1  Issued: 11/Apr/2006

Title: Topical anti-microbial compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ARCH CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 09/599624   Filing Date: 22/Jun/2000

Abstract:

Disclosed are topical compositions for the treatment of microbial infections on the skin or scalp which include a polyvalent metal salt of pyrithione and include a metal ion source. Also disclosed are methods for treating microbial infections of the skin or scalp using such compositions.

Priority: US2000-599371 Applic. Date: 2000-06-22; US19990141195P Applic. Date: 1999-06-25

Inventor: GAVIN DAVID FRANCIS [US]; MARCHETTA ANTHONY RAYMOND [US]; NELSON JR JOHN DANIEL [US]; POLSON GEORGE [US]; SCHWARTZ JAMES ROBERT [US]; TURLEY PATRICIA AILEEN [US]


Patent No.: US7029661B1  Issued: 18/Apr/2006

Title: Cosmetic composition with a fixing and/or conditioning polymer containing a specific acrylic copolymer

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/172853   Filing Date: 15/Oct/1998

Abstract:

The invention relates to a sprayable or vaporizable cosmetic composition, in particular in the form of an aerosol, comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable aqueous or aqueous/alcoholic medium, at least one fixing and/or conditioning polymer and at least one alkyl acrylate/alkyl methacrylate/acrylic acid copolymer.

Priority: FR19950009774 Applic. Date: 1995-08-11; US1996-694591 Applic. Date: 1996-08-09

Inventor: DUPUIS CHRISTINE [FR]


Patent No.: US7030095B2  Issued: 18/Apr/2006

Title: Pediculicidal and ovacidal treatment compositions and methods for killing head lice and their eggs

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 10/230460   Filing Date: 29/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to composition and methods for administering compositions in solutions for killing adult lice and the ova comprising water, PVM/MA Decadiene crosspolymers, propylene glycol, a mixture of cetyl and stearyl alcohols, Ceteareth-20

stearalkonium chloride

benzyl alcohol

hexylene glycol

pentylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol

a mixture of spinosyn A and spinosyn D in a weight ratio of 80:20, BHT

and sodium hydroxide.

Priority: US2001-841715 Applic. Date: 2001-04-25

Inventor: JANSSEN HERWIG [US]; HO KIE [US]; NYSTRAND GLENN [US]; WILLIAMS DEXTER [US]; LAMB C SCOTT [US]


Patent No.: US7039962B2  Issued: 09/May/2006

Title: Rearward wash basin comprising a neck seal

Applicant/Assignee: WELLA AG

Application No.: 10/487123   Filing Date: 19/Feb/2004

Abstract:

The rearward wash basin has a neck cutout ( 5 ) for performing a rearward head or hair washing and a soft elastic neck seal ( 6 ) lining the neck cutout. In order to fit the neck of the individual whose head or hair is being washed, the soft elastic neck seal ( 6 ) is in the form of a first bellows ( 8 ) with folds ( 9 ), the neck seal ( 6 ) is provided with a hollow chamber ( 7 ) and the folds ( 9 ) have a curvature essentially corresponding to that of the neck cutout ( 5 ). The neck seal ( 6 ) can be equipped with an expansive displacement device ( 10, 10.1 ), which adjusts the neck seal to the user's neck.

Priority: DE20011048382 Applic. Date: 2001-09-29; WO2002EP09915 Applic. Date: 2002-09-04

Inventor: ROMFELD HARTMUT [DE]


Patent No.: US7040827B2  Issued: 09/May/2006

Title: Device and method for applying and/or packaging a product

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/304084   Filing Date: 26/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A device for at least one of applying a product to a surface and packaging a product may include at least one element that may include at least one substance, and at least one of the product and the surface receiving the product may be enabled to contact the at least one substance. Alternatively, or in addition, the at least one element may generate at least one of an electric field and a magnetic field, and at least one of the product and the surface may be enabled to be subjected to the field generated by the at least one substance. Other devices as well as methods are also disclosed.

Priority: FR20010015260 Applic. Date: 2001-11-26; US20020346760P Applic. Date: 2002-01-09

Inventor: GUERET JEAN-LOUIS H [FR]


Patent No.: US7041281B2  Issued: 09/May/2006

Title: Natural feel polymers

Applicant/Assignee: ISP INVESTMENTS INC

Application No.: 10/233838   Filing Date: 30/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Natural feel polymers exhibit an advantageous blend of flexibility and a strong affinity to natural fibers imparting a natural feel when applied to keratin-based fibers, e.g. hair, skin, or textiles, e.g. cotton, wool, and are water-soluble and water-resistant. The polymers include repeat units of a monomer (e.g. alpha-olefin) maleic anhydride alkyl half-ester or full acid, maleamic acid and maleimide, which are derivatized with a polyether amine.

Priority:

Inventor: ULMER HERBERT [US]; GILLECE TIMOTHY [US]; KATIRGIS JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US7041767B2  Issued: 09/May/2006

Title: Polysiloxane polymers, method for their production and the use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: GE BAYER SILICONES GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/333865   Filing Date: 12/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The invention pertains to polysiloxane polymers, methods for their production, and their use as wash resistant hydrophilic softeners.

Priority: DE20001036536 Applic. Date: 2000-07-27; WO2001EP08695 Applic. Date: 2001-07-27

Inventor: LANGE HORST [DE]; WAGNER ROLAND [DE]; WITOSSEK ANITA [DE]; STACHULLA KARL-HEINZ [DE]; TEUBER SIEGFRIED [DE]; SCHNERING ALBERT [DE]; MOELLER ANNETTE [DE]; KROPFGANS MARTIN [DE]; SOCKEL KARL-HEINZ [DE]; FIRSTENBERG DON [US]


Patent No.: US7044142B2  Issued: 16/May/2006

Title: Unit for applying at least one product

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 10/114449   Filing Date: 03/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A unit for applying at least one product comprises a container defining a longitudinal axis curved over at least a portion of its length so that at least a portion of the axis defines at least one curve. The container comprises an interior and an opening. The unit further comprises a cap configured to seal the opening, a flexible stem, and an applicator member at an end of the flexible stem. The applicator member is removably arranged in the interior of the container and is accessible via the opening.

Priority: FR20010004507 Applic. Date: 2001-04-03

Inventor: GUERET JEAN-LOUIS H [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.: US7045506B1  Issued: 16/May/2006

Title: Personal care applications of surfactants based upon alkyl p lyglycosides

Applicant/Assignee: COLONIAL CHEMICAL INC

Application No.: 10/613437   Filing Date: 07/Jul/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to a series of polyglycoside derivatives that contain water-soluble groups introduced into the molecule by reaction with the hydroxyl groups present in the starting polyglycoside molecule, with the chloro material. The preferred products have more than one water-soluble group per molecule and are made with mild reagents to avoid discoloration and mal odor. The most preferred products have between 2 and 3 functional groups per molecule.

Priority: US2002-261117 Applic. Date: 2002-10-01

Inventor: O'LENICK JR ANTHONY J [US]; O'LENICK KEVIN A [US]


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.: US7049472B2  Issued: 23/May/2006

Title: Bis(3-alkoxyalkan-2-OL) sulfides, sulfones, and sulfoxides: new surface active agents

Applicant/Assignee: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/899419   Filing Date: 26/Jul/2004

Abstract:

Compositions containing surfactant compounds according to formula (I) ROCH2CH(OH)CR1R2ZCR1R2CH(OH)CH2OR, (I) wherein Z is S, SO, or SO2, can have a range of equilibrium and/or dynamic surface tensions and a range of foaming performance attributes, depending upon the particular values of Z, R, R1, and R2. The compounds of formula (I) may be prepared by a process that includes reaction of a sulfide source such as a metal sulfide or bisulfide with an alkyl glycidyl ether.

Priority:

Inventor: LAL GAURI SANKAR [US]; RAYMOND WILLIAMS RENE EDOUARD [US]; YACOUB KHALIL [US]


Patent No.: US7052084B2  Issued: 30/May/2006

Title: Portable shampoo bowl and chair

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/640425   Filing Date: 13/Aug/2003

Abstract:

Apparatus for dispensing shampoos in cooperation with a counter-top sink has a chair seat, with legs hingedly attached for movement between a first extended, seat supporting position and a second, folded position for portability

a seat back hingedly attached to the chair seat for movement between an erect position and a folded, portable position, a bowl assembly with a drain adapted for being located over the counter-top sink and at least two extensible support members attached to the bowl at the underside thereof, for movement between a first, bowl supporting position and a second, portable position.

Priority: US20020413290P Applic. Date: 2002-09-26

Inventor: GILLESPIE ELNORA SHERI [US]


Patent No.: US7052199B2  Issued: 30/May/2006

Title: Product applicator and method of producing such an applicator

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/465624   Filing Date: 20/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A device for applying a product may comprise a support and a plurality of polymeric fibers mounted to the support. Each of the plurality of fibers may have at least one free end and each of at least some of the fibers may define at least one curved portion extending continuously from the support to the free end. An average radius of curvature of the curved portions may be less than approximately 45 mm. Further, curved portions of the fibers may be randomly oriented relative to each other.

Priority: FR20020007640 Applic. Date: 2002-06-20; US20020391090P Applic. Date: 2002-06-25; US20020391235P Applic. Date: 2002-06-26

Inventor: ROUSSELET GUILHEM [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.: US7053034B2  Issued: 30/May/2006

Title: Targeted controlled delivery compositions activated by changes in pH or salt concentration

Applicant/Assignee: SALVONA, LLC

Application No.: 10/119567   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a novel controlled release carrier system for pH or salt triggered release and targeted delivery of fragrances and other active ingredients onto fabric, hair, skin, and other biological surfaces and which provides prolonged release of fragrances and other active ingredients over an extended period of time, or yields a high impact fragrance "burst" upon treating the target surface with heat (blow drying the hair, ironing the fabric). The controlled delivery system of the present invention is substantially a free-flowing powder formed of solid hydrophobic nano-spheres comprising the fragrance and other active ingredients that are encapsulated in a pH or salt sensitive micro-spheres. Also described are processes for preparing such compositions and processes for using same.

Furthermore, certain components of the aforementioned compositions in combination with one another are novel, and other components have novel uses in increasing fragrance substantivity, particularly in fabric, hair, and skin care preparations. The invention further pertains to consumer and diversified products comprising the controlled release system of the present invention.

Priority:

Inventor: SHEFER ADI [US]; SHEFER SHMUEL DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US7059333B2  Issued: 13/Jun/2006

Title: Application member, application system, and method

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/824679   Filing Date: 04/Apr/2001

Abstract:

An application member for applying a product to a surface may comprise a base portion and a plurality of teeth extending from the base portion. Each of the plurality of teeth may be formed of an elastically deformable material and may comprise a free end and an end adjacent to the base portion. At least one of the teeth may further comprise a dispensing orifice at the free end and a passage configured to enable flow communication between the dispensing orifice and a reservoir associated with the application member. The application member may further comprise at least one wall on the base portion. The at least one wall may be located at least partially along a periphery of a region of the base portion from which at least some of the teeth extend and may be configured to collect product flowing from the dispensing orifice of the at least one of the teeth.

Priority: FR20000004347 Applic. Date: 2000-04-05

Inventor: DUQUEROIE FLORENT [FR]


Patent No.: US7060260B2  Issued: 13/Jun/2006

Title: Water-soluble silk proteins in compositions for skin care, hair care or hair coloring

Applicant/Assignee: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 10/772124   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2004

Abstract:

Skin care, hair care and hair coloring compositions comprising a water-soluble silk protein as an active ingredient are described. The water-soluble silk protein deposits onto the skin or the natural hair keratin to provide a smooth and durable film to provide added strength for protection against environmental, chemical, and grooming associated damage. The compositions may be in the form of skin care, skin cleansing, or anti-wrinkle products, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, aerosols, gels, mousses, dyes, or bleaches.

Priority: US20030448952P Applic. Date: 2003-02-20

Inventor: FAHNESTOCK STEPHEN R [US]; SCHULTZ THOMAS M [US]


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.: USD523539S1  Issued: 20/Jun/2006

Title: Hair shampoo stand

Applicant/Assignee: TAKARA BELMONT CORPORATION

Application No.: 29/214069   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2004

Abstract: US D523539 S1 20060620 USD523539S 20060620 US20040214069F 20040928 29214069 JP20040009627F 20040330 D2004-009627 TAKARA BELMONT CORP [JP] TAKARA BELMONT CORPORATION KABATA KOUICHI [JP] ENOMOTO NOBUYUKI [JP] TAMURA MOTOKI [JP] YOSHII KEIKO [JP] KABATA KOUICHI, ENOMOTO NOBUYUKI, TAMURA MOTOKI, YOSHII KEIKO Hair shampoo stand

Priority: JP20040009627F Applic. Date: 2004-03-30

Inventor: KABATA KOUICHI [JP]; ENOMOTO NOBUYUKI [JP]; TAMURA MOTOKI [JP]; YOSHII KEIKO [JP]


Patent No.: US7066184B1  Issued: 27/Jun/2006

Title: Use of benzotriazole UV absorbers

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/130235   Filing Date: 24/Sep/2002

Abstract:

The use of benzotriazole UV absorbers of formula (1), wherein A is a radical of formula (1a)

(1b)

or (1c)

B is a radical of formula (1d)

(1e)

(1f), (1g)

(1h)

(1i)

(1k)

(1l)

(1m)

or (1n)

R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are each independently of the others hydrogen, C1-C16alkyl

C5-C7cycloalkyl

halogen

R9 is hydrogen, C1-C12alkyl

or C5-C7cycloalkyl

R7, R8 and R10 are each independently of the others hydrogen, C1-C12alkyl C5-C7cycloalky, C1-C12hydroxyalkyl

X is halogen

a radical of formula (1s)

(1t)

or (1u)

sulfate, phosphate, lactate, citrate, tartrate

R11 is C1-C12alkyl

or C5-C7cycloalkyl

R12 and R13 are each independently of the other hydrogen

or C1-C5alkyl

x is from 0 to 10

and y is from 1 to 20

in the cosmetic treatment of human hair for protection against UV radiation is described.

Priority: EP19990811053 Applic. Date: 1999-11-16; WO2000EP10969 Applic. Date: 2000-11-07

Inventor: EHLIS THOMAS [DE]


Patent No.: US7066674B2  Issued: 27/Jun/2006

Title: Application device, system, and method

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 09/981184   Filing Date: 18/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A device for applying at least one product comprising at least one receptacle configured to contain a product and a removable unit defining a substantially enclosed space. The removable unit may be configured to be removably positioned on the at least one receptacle. The device further may comprise at least one application element configured to be housed within the substantially enclosed space defined by the removable unit when the application element is not in use for applying product and may be configured to be loaded with product from the receptacle when the removable unit is positioned on the receptacle. The application element also may comprise at least one surface configured to apply the loaded product, the at least one surface facing the receptacle when the removable unit is positioned on the receptacle during loading of the application element with the product.

Priority: FR20000014288 Applic. Date: 2000-11-07

Inventor: GUERET JEAN-LOUIS H [FR]


Patent No.: US7070794B2  Issued: 04/Jul/2006

Title: Cosmetic formulation containing unhydrolyzed jojoba protein

Applicant/Assignee: MGP INGREDIENTS, INC

Application No.: 10/818967   Filing Date: 06/Apr/2004

Abstract:

Unhydrolyzed and hydrolyzed jojoba protein having high simmondsin concentration are provided. These jojoba proteins may be in the form of an aqueous dispersion containing a mixture of amino acids, peptides and/or protein fractions derived from the extraction and hydrolysis of naturally occurring jojoba protein, or dried into a powder.

Priority: US2003-340072 Applic. Date: 2003-01-10

Inventor: BASSI SUKH [US]; MANINGAT CLODUALDO C [US]; MAKWANA DHARMEN [US]; MANI RAMASWAMY [US]


Patent No.: US7073729B2  Issued: 11/Jul/2006

Title: Jewelry for emitting fragrances and a method therefor

Applicant/Assignee: PANACHE PORCELAIN, LLC

Application No.: 10/050596   Filing Date: 15/Jan/2002

Abstract:

An item of jewelry is provided to receive a fragrance composition. The jewelry piece includes a securement member, a setting, and a piece of porous material. The securement member supports the setting and enables the jewelry item to be worn by the person in the manner in which it is intended. In some embodiments, the setting supports the piece of porous material relative to the securement member such that ambient air may flow between it and the securement member, maximizing the exposed surface area of the porous material. The porous material is a ceramic that contains sintered aluminum oxide and receives a liquid fragrance producing composition such as perfume or cologne.

A method for applying the fragrance to the piece of porous material is also provided and includes the step of washing the porous material with a solvent suitable to diffuse the carrier liquid of the fragrance producing composition.

Priority: US1998-114009 Applic. Date: 1998-07-10

Inventor: PUTZ LAWRENCE J [US]


Patent No.: US7074395B2  Issued: 11/Jul/2006

Title: Cosmetic formulations of quaternary ammonium compounds incorporating polyhydric alcohols

Applicant/Assignee: CLARIANT GMBH

Application No.: 10/156309   Filing Date: 28/May/2002

Abstract:

Cosmetic, dermatological and pharmaceutical compositions containing quaternary ammonium compounds, particularly for hair-treatment, require low setting points, good solubility and dispersibility in aqueous media and a low flash point. It has now been found that such compositions can be formulated with quaternary ammonium compounds and polyhydric alcohols. The invention provides compositions comprising a) at least one quaternary ammonium compound, b) at least one branched alcohol having 8 to 36 carbon atoms or a mixture of at least one branched alcohol and at least one unbranched alcohol having 8 to 36 carbon atoms, and c) at least one polyhydric alcohol having 2 to 6 carbon atoms. The resulting compositions have a low setting point or melting point, good solubility and dispersibility in aqueous media and a low flash point.

Priority: DE20011026253 Applic. Date: 2001-05-29

Inventor: MILBRADT ROBERT [DE]; KLEIN SONJA [DE]; SCHERL FRANZ XAVER [DE]; GATTER ERICH [DE]; OBERHAUSER ADELGUNDE [DE]


Patent No.: US7074747B1  Issued: 11/Jul/2006

Title: Cleansing compositions

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 09/604449   Filing Date: 27/Jun/2000

Abstract:

Cleansing compositions suitable for use in personal cleansing applications, and in particular make-up removal applications, which not only impart superior cleansing properties, but also which are relatively non-irritating and thus suitable for use by people having sensitive skin and eyes comprised of esters, liquid silicones, and a water dispersible components. Also disclosed are compositions for effectively depositing various benefit agents into and onto the skin.

Priority: US19990141927P Applic. Date: 1999-07-01

Inventor: LUKENBACH ELVIN R [US]; KAMINSKI CLAUDIA [US]; PASCAL-SUISSE SANDRINE [FR]; TAHAR MAURICE [FR]


Patent No.: US7074948B1  Issued: 11/Jul/2006

Title: Compositions containing Guerbet lanolin esters and free lanolin alcohol useful in personal care applications

Applicant/Assignee: ZENITECH LLC

Application No.: 11/002347   Filing Date: 03/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the cosmetic use of certain esters, prepared by the reaction of a Guerbet alcohol and lanolin. The result is a cosmetically elegant ester and lanolin alcohol which is a highly functional material in skin care. These compositions provide conditioning effects when applied to the hair and skin.

Priority:

Inventor: KLEIN KENNETH [US]


Patent No.: US7077869B2  Issued: 18/Jul/2006

Title: Composition for bleaching or permanent waving of keratinous fibers comprising a cationic associative polyurethane

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/415937   Filing Date: 07/May/2003

Abstract:

The invention concerns a composition for bleaching or permanent waving of keratinous fibers, in particular human keratinous fibers and more particularly hair, comprising, in a medium suitable for bleaching or permanent waving, at least a reducing agent and furthermore at least a cationic associative polyurethane. The invention also concerns methods and devices for bleaching or permanent waving of keratinous fibers using said composition.

Priority: FR20000014321 Applic. Date: 2000-11-08; WO2001FR03430 Applic. Date: 2001-11-06

Inventor: LEGRAND FREDERIC [FR]; DE LA METTRIE ROLAND [FR]


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.: 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.: US7078550B2  Issued: 18/Jul/2006

Title: Silanyl phenols and naphthols

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/466460   Filing Date: 15/Jul/2003

Abstract:

There are described silanyl phenols and naphthols of formula (1a) or (1b), wherein R1 is hydrogen

halogen

hydroxy

C1-C20alkyl

C3-C12cycloalkyl

C1-C20alkoxy

trifluoromethyl

pentafluoroethyl

mono- or di-C1-C5alkylamino

hydroxy-C1-C5alkyl

or phenyl, phenyl-C1-C20alkyl, phenoxy, phenyl-C1-C20alkoxy, naphthyl or naphthyl-C1-C20alkyl each unsubstituted or substituted by C1-C5alkyl, C3-C12cycloalkyl, C1-C5alkoxy, C3-C12cycloalkoxy, halogen, oxo, carboxy, carboxy-C1-C7alkyl ester, carboxy-C3-C12cycloalkyl ester, cyano, trifluoromethyl, pentafluoroethyl, amino, N,N-mono- or di-C1-C20alkylamino or by nitro

R2, R3 and R4 are each independently of the others hydrogen

C1-C20alkyl

or C3-C12-cycloalkyl

R5, R6 and R7 are each independently of the others C1-C20alkyl, C5-C10aryl, C1-C20alkoxy, phenyl-C1-C20alkyl, phenyl-C1-C20alkoxy, C2-C5alkenyl, -O-Si-(C1-C5alkyl)3

or O-Si-(C1-C5alkyl)2-O-Si(C1-C5alkyl)3 and n is 0 or 1. The compounds exhibit a pronounced activity against Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria, and also against yeasts and moulds

Priority: EP20010810050 Applic. Date: 2001-01-18; WO2002EP00192 Applic. Date: 2002-01-10

Inventor: HOELZL WERNER [FR]; HAAP WOLFGANG [DE]; KOPPOLD JUERGEN [DE]


Patent No.: US7087221B2  Issued: 08/Aug/2006

Title: Shampoo containing an alkyl ether

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/301945   Filing Date: 22/Nov/2002

Abstract:

The compositions of the present invention relate to improved shampoo compositions having from about from about 5 to about 50 weight percent of a detersive surfactant, at least about 0.05 weight percent of a polyalkylene oxide alkyl ether selected from the group consisting of polyethylene glycol alkyl ethers, polypropylene glycol alkyl ethers, polyethylene glycol polypropylene glycol alkyl ethers, and combinations thereof, and at least about 20.0 weight percent of an aqueous carrier

wherein the polyalkylene oxide alkyl ether has an HLB of less than 10.

Priority: US20010334506P Applic. Date: 2001-11-30

Inventor: ROYCE DOUGLAS ALLAN [US]; WELLS ROBERT LEE [US]


Patent No.: US7087560B2  Issued: 08/Aug/2006

Title: Personal care composition with salts of dihydroxypropyltri(C1-C3 alkyl) ammonium monosubstituted polyols

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

Application No.: 10/973023   Filing Date: 25/Oct/2004

Abstract:

A personal care product is provided which includes a composition a quaternary ammonium salt wherein a cation of the salt is a dihydroxypropyltri(C1-C3 alkyl)ammonium monosubstituted polyol in a carrier. The cation should have a molecular weight no higher than about 450 and the salt have a Tg no higher than about 10 DEG C. Particularly preferred are hydroxypropyltrimonium sorbitol salts. These salts operate as humectants to moisturize both in high and low relative humidity environments.

Priority:

Inventor: MC MANUS RICHARD LOREN [US]; CHENEY MICHAEL CHARLES [US]; SPADINI ALESSANDRO LUIGI [US]; HARICHIAN BIJAN [US]; MINER PHILIP EDWARD [US]


Patent No.: US7087571B1  Issued: 08/Aug/2006

Title: Alkyl polyglycoside derived sulfosuccinates

Applicant/Assignee: COLONIAL CHEMICAL

Application No.: 11/041916   Filing Date: 25/Jan/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to a series of polyglycoside derivatives that contain water-soluble sulfosuccinate groups introduced into the molecule by reaction with the hydroxyl groups present in the starting polyglycoside molecule, with the chloro material. The preferred products have more than one water-soluble group per molecule and are made with mild reagents to avoid discoloration and mal odor. The most preferred products have between 2 and 3 functional groups per molecule.

Priority:

Inventor: O'LENICK JR ANTHONY J [US]; SMITH DEAN [US]


Patent No.: US7087700B2  Issued: 08/Aug/2006

Title: Polymeric urethane ester tertiary amines and related personal care formulations

Applicant/Assignee: ALZO INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 10/285955   Filing Date: 01/Nov/2002

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to compositions comprising polymeric tertiary amines of urethane esters and salts thereof. The compositions are generally derived from linear or branched chain compounds of synthetic or natural origin, preferably from trialkalnolamines that have been esterified with organic acids including long chain fatty acids and reacted with diisocyanate compounds to form urethane adducts. These adducts are in turn polymerized with organic acids to form polymeric urethane ester tertiary amine salts. The compositions of the present invention may be incorporated into personal care formulations such as cosmetics, toiletries and shampoos and into detergents to improve or modify at least two of the characteristics of such formulations.

Priority:

Inventor: ZOFCHAK ALBERT [US]; OBEJI JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US7091243B2  Issued: 15/Aug/2006

Title: Anti-irritants

Applicant/Assignee: CRODA, INC

Application No.: 10/215832   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2002

Abstract:

Alkoxylated esters of dicarboxylic or tricarboxylic acids have an anti-irritating activity measured as a reduction in intracellular leakage of sodium fluorescein of 15% or more at 1:50 dilution or 40% or more at 1:100 dilution from a test composition containing 5% of the alkoxylated ester. These alkoxylated esters are useful in cosmetic and personal care products, especially in products such as baby shampoos, hand dishwashing liquids and bubble bath preparations. A method of reducing irritation provides for application of an irritant with the alkoxylated esters to the subject in a personal care or cosmetic product.

Priority: US20010311010P Applic. Date: 2001-08-09; US20010316608P Applic. Date: 2001-08-31

Inventor: PEREIRA ABEL [US]; JOSEPH LAURIE [US]; COMBER ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US7093376B2  Issued: 22/Aug/2006

Title: Hair drying and shaping system

Applicant/Assignee: ENNOVA DIRECT, INC

Application No.: 10/969154   Filing Date: 19/Oct/2004

Abstract:

A hair drying and shaping system is provided and has a vacuum channel connected to a vacuum source for containing hair disposed therein for treatment

a hot air channel connected to a hot air source and having communication with the vacuum channel for measurable delivery of heated air into the vacuum channel

and a control interface for determining, setting, and activating features and parameters thereof during operation.

Priority:

Inventor: REGEN PAUL [US]


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.: US7098178B2  Issued: 29/Aug/2006

Title: Silicic acid ester mixtures

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN (HENKEL KGAA)

Application No.: 10/221890   Filing Date: 17/Sep/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to silicic acid ester mixtures containing silicic acid esters of formulae (I) and (II), all 'R's being selected, independently of each other, from the following group: H, the straight-chained or branched, saturated or unsaturated, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6-hydrocarbon radicals and fragrance alcohol radicals and biocide alcohol radicals, m taking on values of 1 to 20 and n taking on values from 2 to 100. These esters of oligosilicic acid with fragrance alcohols or biocide alcohols are characterised by a good hydrolysis stability and can also be used in aqueous media or in processes for producing granulates without undergoing excessive losses of activity

Priority: DE20001012949 Applic. Date: 2000-03-16; WO2001EP02593 Applic. Date: 2001-03-08

Inventor: GERKE THOMAS [DE]; SCHAPER ULF-ARMIN [DE]; FABER WERNER [DE]


Patent No.: US7098350B2  Issued: 29/Aug/2006

Title: E2,E4,Z8-undecatrienoic acid and ester and carboxamide derivatives thereof, organoleptic uses thereof and processes for preparing same

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC

Application No.: 10/861751   Filing Date: 04/Jun/2004

Abstract:

Described is a genus of undecatrienoic acid derivatives useful in imparting, augmenting and/or enhancing flavors, aromas and somatosensory effects in or to consumable materials such as foods, beverages, skin care products, oral care products, medicinal products and the like. Also described is a synthesis process for producing such derivatives.

Priority: US2003-618367 Applic. Date: 2003-07-10

Inventor: DEWIS MARK L [US]; HUBER MICHELLE E [US]


Patent No.: US7101928B1  Issued: 05/Sep/2006

Title: Polymeric thickeners for oil-containing compositions

Applicant/Assignee: LANDEC CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/398377   Filing Date: 17/Sep/1999

Abstract:

Novel thickeners for oil-containing compositions are crystalline polymers, preferably side chain crystalline polymers, which (a) have a crystalline melting point, Tp, and an onset of melting temperature, To, such that Tp-To is less than Tp<0.7>

(b) are soluble in the oil at temperatures above Tp, and (c) have been dispersed in the oil by a process which comprises (i)dissolving the polymer in the oil at a temperature above Tp, and (ii) cooling the solution from step (i) to crystallize the polymer in the oil.

Priority:

Inventor: BITLER STEVEN P [US]


Patent No.: US7105153B2  Issued: 12/Sep/2006

Title: Thickener-rheology modifier system for personal care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: NATIONAL STARCH AND CHEMICAL INVESTMENT HOLDING CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/195677   Filing Date: 12/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A thickener-rheology modifier system for use in hair care and skin care compositions comprising: a) a hydrophobically modified, alkali-soluble copolymer thickener comprising an aqueous emulsion copolymer of: i) from about 5 to 70 weight percent of alpha, beta ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer of the formula: where R is H and R<1 >is H, C1-C4 alkyl, or -CH2COOX

R is -COOX and R<1 >is H or -CH2COOX

and R is CH3 and R<1 >is H, C1-C4 alkyl or -CH2COOX

and X is H or C1-C4 alkyl

ii) from about 10 to 90 weight percent of a nonionic, copolymerizable, alpha, beta ethylenically unsaturated monomer of the formula: CH2-CYZ where Y is H or CH3 and Z is where R is C1 to C4 alkyl

and iii) from about 1 to 30 weight percent of a hydrophobically modified, alpha, beta ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer of the formula: where R is an alkyl group of 6 to 22 carbon atoms or an alkaryl of 8 to 22 carbon atom, x is an average number of from about 6 to 200, y is an average number of from about 0 to 50 and A is residue of an unsaturated carboxylic acid having the formula: were R' is H, -COOH or CH3 and R'' is H, CH3, -COOH or -CH2COOH

and b) a polysaccharide hydrocolloid or gum or polyalkylene glycol. Preferably the thickener-rheology modifier system will contain a surfactant and more preferably will contain boric acid.

Priority: US1998-134221 Applic. Date: 1998-08-14

Inventor: SORRENTINO PAUL M [US]; COTTRELL IAN W [US]; PLUYER JOHAN G L [US]; BABENKO TAMARA [US]


Patent No.: US7105577B2  Issued: 12/Sep/2006

Title: Antimicrobial method using a hydroxydiphenyl ether compound

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/816967   Filing Date: 02/Apr/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use of hydroxydiphenyl ether compounds as antimicrobially active substances, to certain new compounds of this type and to processes for the preparation of these compounds.

Priority: EP19990810442 Applic. Date: 1999-05-20; US2002-281011 Applic. Date: 2002-10-25; US2000-573403 Applic. Date: 2000-05-18

Inventor: HOELZL WERNER [FR]; HAAP WOLFGANG [DE]; OCHS DIETMAR [DE]; PUCHTLER KARIN [DE]; SCHNYDER MARCEL [CH]; KULKARNI SURENDRA UMESH [IN]; RADHAKRISHNA ARAKALI SRINIVASA [IN]; SAWANT MANGESH SHIVRAM [IN]; MAHTRE ASAWARI BHIKAJI [IN]


Patent No.: US7108319B2  Issued: 19/Sep/2006

Title: Air conditioned cushion part for a vehicle seat

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS GMBH

Application No.: 10/485016   Filing Date: 28/Jan/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to an upholstered element ( 1 ) for a lower seat part ( 2 ) and/or a backrest ( 4 ) of an air-conditioned motor-vehicle seat ( 6 ), comprising an elastic upholstered air-permeable base part ( 8 ) and an air-permeable air-conditioning layer ( 10 ) which is disposed on the surface of the base part ( 8 ). The air-conditioning layer ( 10 ) consists of at least two partial layers ( 14, 16 ), i.e. a lower layer ( 14 ) which is oriented towards the base part ( 8 ) and an upper layer ( 16 ) which is disposed on top of the lower layer ( 14 ). The upper layer ( 16 ) is made of a material which absorbs moisture. Preferably, an intermediate layer ( 22 ) made of an air-permeable material is disposed between the base part ( 8 ) and the lower layer ( 14 ).

The lower layer ( 14 ) is relatively softer and the intermediate layer ( 22, 22 a) is relatively harder, whereby the lower layer ( 14 ) and intermediate layer ( 22 ) are prevented from being pressed into holes ( 18 ) in the base part ( 8 ) when the seat is occupied.

Priority: DE20012012473U Applic. Date: 2001-07-28; WO2002EP08408 Applic. Date: 2002-07-27

Inventor: HARTWICH DIRK [DE]; SCHMALE GERHARD [DE]


Patent No.: US7108849B2  Issued: 19/Sep/2006

Title: Hair wax product with reduced density

Applicant/Assignee: WELLA AG

Application No.: 11/028365   Filing Date: 03/Jan/2005

Abstract:

The wax composition for styling human hair provides hold, strength and rigidity, includes at least one wax and/or waxy material, and has a density of less than or equal to 0.9 g/ml, after being foamed in a fluid or softened state with a gas, preferably air or a non-reactive gas, such as nitrogen, so that it includes a bubble and/or pore structure. In the method for styling human hair this wax composition is applied to the hair and the hair is shaped with the wax composition applied to it.

Priority: DE20011028468 Applic. Date: 2001-06-12; US2002-170091 Applic. Date: 2002-06-12

Inventor: KRAUSE THOMAS [DE]; STEIN BERND [DE]; KALBFLEISCH AXEL [DE]; BROCKS WERNER [DE]; FRANZKE MICHAEL [DE]; SCHULZ THOMAS [DE]


Patent No.: US7109153B2  Issued: 19/Sep/2006

Title: Photo-labile pro-fragrance conjugates

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/148688   Filing Date: 09/Jun/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to photo-labile pro-fragrance conjugates comprising: a) a photo-labile unit which upon exposure to electromagnetic radiation is capable of releasing a pro-fragrance unit

and b) a pro-fragrance unit, which when so released is either i) a pro-fragrance compound capable of releasing a fragrance raw material

or ii) a fragrance raw material. The present invention relates to systems for delivering fragrances to a situs, and to laundry detergent compositions, fine fragrances, personal care and hair care compositions comprising said systems.

Priority: US2003-693733 Applic. Date: 2003-10-24; US2001-001029 Applic. Date: 2001-11-02; US20000246811P Applic. Date: 2000-11-08

Inventor: DYKSTRA ROBERT RICHARD [US]; MIRACLE GREGORY SCOT [US]; GRAY LON MONTGOMERY [US]


Patent No.: US7114201B2  Issued: 03/Oct/2006

Title: Automatic shampoo machine

Applicant/Assignee: SANYO ELECTRIC TECHNO CLEAN CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/489769   Filing Date: 17/Mar/2004

Abstract:

An automatic shampoo machine used in beauty salons and the like, having improved operability and including a manual finish hair rinsing operation. A basin is provided with a hand shower and a hand shower valve to be operated by an operator standing behind, a hood for covering and uncovering the top of the basin and an open/close unit for opening/closing and moving the hood. The open/close unit guides the hood to a closing position, a first opening position and a second opening position. In the first position the hood is in an upright state behind the basin, and in the second position the hood is positioned on the left side of the basin. In the second position, the hood uncovers the rear side of the basin, whereby the operator can perform operations from the rear side of the basin without the hood interfering.

Priority: JP20010303809 Applic. Date: 2001-09-28; JP20010306844 Applic. Date: 2001-10-02; JP20020233835 Applic. Date: 2002-08-09; WO2002JP10114 Applic. Date: 2002-09-27

Inventor: MATSUNAGA HIDEAKI [JP]; YUKI TAKENARI [JP]; YOSHII TATSUHIKO [JP]; NISHIMURA TOMO [JP]; NORO MASARU [JP]; ITO MASATSUGU [JP]


Patent No.: US7115551B2  Issued: 03/Oct/2006

Title: Cleansing articles for skin or hair

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/453168   Filing Date: 03/Jun/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to disposable, personal cleansing articles useful for cleansing the skin or hair. These articles are used by the consumer by wetting the dry article with water and then rubbing the article against the skin or hair. The article comprises a water insoluble substrate with an elastomeric component and having a cleansing surface and a lathering surfactant releasably associated with the substrate. Preferably, the articles of the present invention further comprise a conditioning component.

Priority: US20020387305P Applic. Date: 2002-06-07

Inventor: HASENOEHRL ERIK JOHN [US]; COSGROVE JAMES MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US7115552B2  Issued: 03/Oct/2006

Title: Spiroepoxy-macrocycle as perfuming ingredient

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 11/369319   Filing Date: 06/Mar/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use as perfuming ingredient of 1-oxaspiro[2.11]tetradecane, as well as to the perfuming compositions or perfumed articles containing said compound.

Priority: WO2003IB04726 Applic. Date: 2003-10-23; WO2004IB03154 Applic. Date: 2004-09-24

Inventor: WINTER BEAT [CH]


Patent No.: US7115553B2  Issued: 03/Oct/2006

Title: Acetonide fragrance compound

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC

Application No.: 10/618363   Filing Date: 10/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A novel compound 4H-indeno[4,5-D]-1,3-dioxole, 3A,5,6,7,8,8B-hexahydro-2,2,6,6,7,8,8-heptamethyl is dislosed as well as the use of the compound as a fragrance chemical. The fragrance compound is suitable for use in creating fragrances, and scents in items such as perfumes, colognes and personal care products.

Priority:

Inventor: MONTELEONE MICHAEL G [US]; BELKO ROBERT P [US]; PAWLAK MANFRED [US]; SMITH CATHERINE MARIE [US]; SPRECKER MARK A [US]


Patent No.: US7118733B2  Issued: 10/Oct/2006

Title: Topical silicone compositions and method for making

Applicant/Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

Application No.: 09/951004   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2001

Abstract:

A silicone composition is provided which comprises at least one polysiloxane or silicone resin, and at least one molecular hook wherein the molecular hook comprises a hexafluorophosphate counterion, a tetrafluoroborate counterion, a triflate counterion, or combinations thereof. Further embodiments of the present invention include a method for substantially increasing the thermal stability of a silicone composition and a method for making the silicone composition.

Priority: US2000-616534 Applic. Date: 2000-07-14; US2000-616535 Applic. Date: 2000-07-14

Inventor: BUTTS MATTHEW DAVID [US]; BYRNE CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL [US]; STOESSEL STEVEN JAMES [US]


Patent No.: US7118734B1  Issued: 10/Oct/2006

Title: Non-aqueous liquid shampoo composition

Applicant/Assignee: CONNETICS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Application No.: 10/069448   Filing Date: 07/Aug/2002

Abstract:

This invention relates to compositions suited to use as hair shampoos, and particularly those developed with a view to the treatment of a hair borne infestation, or of a skin disease of the scalp in addition to the primary purpose of hair cleaning and conditioning. In a first aspect of the invention there is provided a substantially non-aqueous liquid shampoo composition comprising at least one detergent, at least one active agent incompatible with water, an organic bulking agent and shampoo excipients, said organic bulking agent being miscible with water and miscible with said at least one detergent and shampoo excipients. It has been surprisingly found that replacing an aqueous bulking agent such as water with an organic compound which is compatible with active agents insoluble in water but which itself is miscible with water and miscible with detergents can produce a cosmetically and aesthetically acceptable non-aqueous liquid shampoo, particularly one having acceptable foaming characteristics.

Priority: AU1999PQ00029 Applic. Date: 1999-04-29; WO2000AU00389 Applic. Date: 2000-05-01

Inventor: FUCHSHUBER LILIAN [AU]; HARDING RON [AU]


Patent No.: US7122175B2  Issued: 17/Oct/2006

Title: Reshapable hair styling composition comprising (meth)acrylic copolymers of four or more monomers

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/395064   Filing Date: 25/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A reshapable hair styling composition comprising at least one (meth)acrylic copolymer comprising: (a) units derived from at least one monomer chosen from (meth)acrylate esters of branched and straight chain alkyl alcohols, (b) units derived from at least one monomer chosen from (meth)acrylate esters of saturated and unsaturated cyclic alcohols containing 6 to 20 carbon atoms, (c) optionally units derived from at least one monomer chosen from hydrophilic monomers, and (d) optionally units derived from at least one monomer other than (a), (b), and (c) monomers, wherein said at least one (meth)acrylic copolymer comprises units derived from at least four different monomers and wherein said composition provides a reshapable effect.

Priority: US2001-886009 Applic. Date: 2001-06-22

Inventor: ROLLAT ISABELLE [FR]; SAMAIN HENRI [FR]; MOREL OLIVIER [FR]


Patent No.: US7122512B2  Issued: 17/Oct/2006

Title: Encapsulated fragrance chemicals

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC

Application No.: 10/720572   Filing Date: 24/Nov/2003

Abstract:

A polymeric encapsulated fragrance is disclosed which is suitable for use in personal care and cleaning products. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the fragrance is encapsulated by a first polymer material to form a fragrance encapsulated polymer, the polymer encapsulated shell is then coated with a mixture of cationic polymers, in a preferred embodiment the coating polymers are a reaction product of polyamines (including 1H-imidazole) and (chloromethyl) oxirane or (bromomethyl) oxirane.

Priority: US2003-460434 Applic. Date: 2003-06-12; US2002-268526 Applic. Date: 2002-10-10

Inventor: BRAIN JOSEPH [NL]; BENNETT SYDNEY WILLIAM [GB]; ZHEN YUEQIAN [US]; PLUYTER JOHAN GERWIN LODEWIJK [US]; POPPLEWELL LEWIS MICHAEL [US]; LEE KAIPING DANIEL [US]


Patent No.: US7122513B2  Issued: 17/Oct/2006

Title: Hexahydro-4H-indeno acetonide fragrance compound

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR & FRAGRANCE INC

Application No.: 11/008705   Filing Date: 09/Dec/2004

Abstract:

A novel compound 4H-indeno[1,2-D]-1,3-dioxole,3a,3b,5,6,7,8a-hexahydro-2,2,3a,3b,7,7-hexamethyl 1 is dislosed as well as the use of the compound as a fragrance chemical. The fragrance compound is suitable for use in creating fragrances, and scents in items such as perfumes, colognes and personal care products.

Priority:

Inventor: LEVORSE JR ANTHONY T [US]; NEWIRTH BRETT D [US]; PAWLAK MANFRED [US]


Patent No.: US7125559B2  Issued: 24/Oct/2006

Title: Cosmetic or dermatological composition comprising a combination of an elastase inhibitor of the N-acylaminoamide family and at least one myorelaxing agent

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/179984   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 myorelaxing agent.

Priority: FR20010008436 Applic. Date: 2001-06-26

Inventor: BRETON LIONEL [FR]


Patent No.: US7125835B2  Issued: 24/Oct/2006

Title: Encapsulated fragrance chemicals

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC

Application No.: 10/268526   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A polymeric encapsulated fragrance is disclosed which is suitable for use in personal care and cleaning products. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the fragrance is encapsulated by a first polymer material to form a fragrance encapsulated polymer, the polymer encapsulated shell is then coated with a mixture of cationic polymers, in a preferred embodiment the coating polymers are a reaction product of polyamines and (chloromethyl) oxirane or (bromomethyl) oxirane.

Priority:

Inventor: BENNETT SYDNEY WILLIAM [GB]; BRAIN JOSEPH [NL]


Patent No.: US7129206B2  Issued: 31/Oct/2006

Title: Utilization of unsaturated esters as perfuming ingredients

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/341452   Filing Date: 14/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A compound of formula wherein the symbol R' represents a linear or branched, unsaturated or saturated hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 5 carbon atoms

R<1>, R<2>, R<3>, R<4 >and R<5 >represent, independently of each other, a hydrogen atom, a methyl, an ethyl or a methoxy group

R<6 >and R<7 >represent, independently of each other, a hydrogen atom, a methyl, ethyl, n-propyl or iso-propyl group

and wherein R<5 >and R<6>, when taken together with the carbon atoms to which they are bound, may form a six-membered ring, is useful as perfuming ingredient for the preparation of perfuming compositions and perfumed products, to which it imparts odor notes of the floral and indol type without coloring problems in the final product.

Priority: WO2002IB00157 Applic. Date: 2002-01-18

Inventor: MARTY MAURUS [US]; VIAL CHRISTIAN [CH]


Patent No.: US7129299B2  Issued: 31/Oct/2006

Title: Sulphonated comb polymers having a selected lithium/sodium ratio and preparations including such polymers

Applicant/Assignee: BEIERSDORF AG

Application No.: 10/826669   Filing Date: 16/Apr/2004

Abstract:

Water-soluble and/or water-dispersible comb polymers comprising a polymer main chain and polyester side-arms which contain sulfonic acid groups and which are linked to the polymer main chain via ester groups, wherein said side-arms have been at least partially neutralized by sodium and lithium cations, wherein the molar ratio of lithium to sodium is between 0.1 and 50.

Priority: DE19991042302 Applic. Date: 1999-09-04; WO2000EP08526 Applic. Date: 2000-08-31; US2002-090525 Applic. Date: 2002-03-04

Inventor: DETERT MARION [DE]; KOLLER ANDREAS [DE]; MORSCHHAEUSER ROMAN [DE]


Patent No.: US7132391B2  Issued: 07/Nov/2006

Title: Ethers of 2,2,4-trimethylpentane-1,3-diol as fragrance materials

Applicant/Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/193024   Filing Date: 10/Jul/2002

Abstract:

An alkyl gycol ether having the following formula wherein R is a C1-C7 saturated, unsaturated, straight-chain or branched, acyclic or cyclic alkyl group, is useful as a fragrance material in perfumes, cosmetics, consumer products, and the like. When R is a saturated, straight-chain or branched, acyclic or cyclic alkyl group, these compounds are especially stable when used as fragrance materials in bleach containing products.

Priority:

Inventor: AIDA TAKASHI [JP]; LUPO ANDREW T [US]; MATSUDA HIROYUKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7135045B2  Issued: 14/Nov/2006

Title: Composition for dyeing human hair

Applicant/Assignee: KPSS-KAO PROFESSIONAL SALON SERVICES GMBH

Application No.: 10/791920   Filing Date: 02/Mar/2004

Abstract:

This invention relates to a hair dyeing composition showing excellent dyeing ability comprising at least one direct acting hair dye and benzylurea and/or benzyl carbamate and/or N-(2-methoxybenzyl) urea. The direct acting hair dyes are preferably selected from anionic, acidic dyestuffs. In addition to benzylurea and/or benzyl carbamate and/or N-(2-methoxybenzyl) urea compositions further comprise organic solvents as penetration enhancers. Compositions according to the invention has a pH in the range from 1 to 5 and preferably comprises polymeric thickening agents, organic and/or inorganic acids and conditioning agents.

Priority: EP20030004864 Applic. Date: 2003-03-06; EP20030004865 Applic. Date: 2003-03-06; EP20030004866 Applic. Date: 2003-03-06

Inventor: CARRASCAL ISABEL VEGA [ES]; NOECKER BERND [DE]


Patent No.: US7138012B2  Issued: 21/Nov/2006

Title: Recycled waste as air entrainment admixtures

Applicant/Assignee: WASTE MARKETS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/509283   Filing Date: 22/Sep/2004

Abstract:

Use of waste generated as a byproduct of a first manufacturing process as an air entraining admixture (AEA) in a second product. In some instances, the waste materials can be used as an AEA during cement and/or concrete formation, and may also be waste materials produced during shampoo manufacturing. It is contemplated that the use of non-conventional materials as an AEA conventional applications will often result in products that have performance characteristics similar to conventional AEAs.

Priority: US20020379554P Applic. Date: 2002-05-07; WO2002US28726 Applic. Date: 2002-09-09

Inventor: LONG DAVID [US]; POOLE M D [US]


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.: US7138368B2  Issued: 21/Nov/2006

Title: Sesquiterpene oxides as perfuming and flavoring agents

Applicant/Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Application No.: 10/400189   Filing Date: 26/Mar/2003

Abstract:

The present invention describes the process for the preparation of novel sesquiterpene oxide 3S,3aR,7aR,-6 isopropyl-1,1,3,3a-tetramethyl 1,3,3a,4,7,7a-hexahydro-isobenzofuran, of formula (I) by the reaction of elemol with per acid at a temperature range of 20 to 30 DEG C. The invention also deals with the use of compound of formula (1) as a perfuming and flavoring agent

Priority: WO2003IN00083 Applic. Date: 2003-03-26

Inventor: WAHIDULLAH SOLIMABI [IN]; GOVENKAR MANGALA BABU [IN]; PAKNIKAR SHASHIKUMAR KESHAV [IN]


Patent No.: US7147843B2  Issued: 12/Dec/2006

Title: Hair grooming preparation

Applicant/Assignee: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD

Application No.: 10/049110   Filing Date: 08/Feb/2002

Abstract:

A hair treatment agent composition characteristically comprising a specific hydrophobically modified polyether urethane and cationic surfactant. The hair treatment agent composition of the present invention provides has good temperature stability in terms of the viscosity, exhibits superior fluid flow characteristics, achieves smoothness and ease of arranging the hair after drying, and gives a superior sensation during use. A cleaning agent composition characteristically comprising a specific hydrophobically modified polyether urethane and anionic surfactant and/or ampholytic surfactant. The cleaning agent composition of the present invention has superior viscosity and is superior in terms of foam formation as well as foam durability and feels refreshing without a slimy sensation after rinsing-off.

Priority: JP20000190944 Applic. Date: 2000-06-26; JP20000190946 Applic. Date: 2000-06-26; WO2001JP05438 Applic. Date: 2001-06-26

Inventor: YOSHIDA KATSUNORI [JP]; AKUTSU TAKAHIRO [JP]; HASHIMOTO KATSUO [JP]; KANEDA ISAMU [JP]; YANAKI TOSHIO [JP]


Patent No.: US7147866B2  Issued: 12/Dec/2006

Title: UV-absorbing lipid vesicles

Applicant/Assignee: GALAXY SURFACTANTS LIMITED

Application No.: 10/953832   Filing Date: 29/Sep/2004

Abstract:

Highly effective vesicular compositions from UV-absorbing lipids are described in the present invention. Combination of UV-absorbing property and the vesicular delivery system results in higher levels of photoprotection to skin and hair. The vesicular compositions of the present invention are made from cationic UV-absorbing lipids of Formula I wherein, ArCO is selected from cinnamoyl, p-methoxy cinnamoyl, p-N,N-dimethylamino benzoyl and combinations thereof, R1 is selected from saturated or unsaturated alkyl group with carbons ranging from C10 to C22.

Priority:

Inventor: KOSHTI NIRMAL MADHUKAR [IN]; NAIK SHUBHANGI DATTARAM [IN]; JADHAV TANAJI SHAMRAO [IN]


Patent No.: US7148256B1  Issued: 12/Dec/2006

Title: Dimer poly-quaternary ester compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SURFATECH CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/894856   Filing Date: 21/Jul/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a novel class of polymeric compounds having specific quaternized amine based upon a dimer acid reacted with an alkanolamine to make an ester quaternary compound. Dimer acid is a C-36 diacid having a cyclic structure and two amine groups that allow for the synthesis of a high molecular weight cationic compound which is extremely substantitive to human skin and are well tolerated by human tissue making them suitable for use preparation of barrier products for personal care applications. These materials are dimethylaminopropyl amine free, which is highly desirable in personal care applications.

Priority:

Inventor: O'LENICK THOMAS G [US]; O'LENICK JR ANTHONY J [US]


Patent No.: US7151079B2  Issued: 19/Dec/2006

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing a fructan, a polysaccharide and a beneficial agent, and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/250896   Filing Date: 29/Dec/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to novel cosmetic compositions comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one fructan, at least one polysaccharide and at least one beneficial agent, a combination which gives the cosmetic compositions a velvety-smooth texture. Said composition can be easily rinsed off. Hair treated with said composition feels soft and contains no residue. The compositions are particularly suitable for washing and/or conditioning keratinous matter, such as the hair and skin.

Priority: FR20010000408 Applic. Date: 2001-01-12; WO2002FR00105 Applic. Date: 2002-01-11

Inventor: FACK GERALDINE [FR]; POURILLE-GRETHEN CHRYSTEL [FR]; RESTLE SERGE [FR]


Patent No.: US7152610B2  Issued: 26/Dec/2006

Title: Hair care attachments and devices

Applicant/Assignee: DICKSON INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/491915   Filing Date: 08/Apr/2004

Abstract:

A hair care device including a main housing ( 3 ) and hair engagement means ( 2 ), the main housing ( 3 ) includes a hollow compartment interconnecting an upstream end ( 4 ) and a downstream end ( 5 ), the upstream end ( 4 ) includes means for connecting to the outlet nozzle of an air-blowing device ( 98 ), the hair engagement means ( 2 ) include a plurality of elongated teeth ( 12 ) which are thermally conductive and which generally extend along the direction of air blowing from said downstream end ( 5 ) when the upstream end ( 4 ) of the device is connected to the air-blowing device ( 98 ) with the air-blowing device in its normal operating conditions.

Priority: AU2001PR08154 Applic. Date: 2001-10-08; WO2002IB04133 Applic. Date: 2002-10-08

Inventor: CSAVAS EMMERICH ANTHONY [AU]


Patent No.: US7153494B2  Issued: 26/Dec/2006

Title: Dibenzoylmethane sunscreen compositions photostabilized with amphiphilic block copolymers

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/688937   Filing Date: 21/Oct/2003

Abstract:

Topically applicable photostable sunscreen/photoprotective compositions contain at least one dibenzoylmethane UV-sunscreen and an effective photostabilizing amount therefor of at least one amphiphilic block copolymer which comprises at least one nonionic hydrophilic polymer block and at least one hydrophobic polymer block, formulated into a topically applicable, cosmetically acceptable medium therefor.

Priority: FR20020013103 Applic. Date: 2002-10-21; US20030452541P Applic. Date: 2003-03-07

Inventor: CHODOROWSKI-KIMMES SANDRINE [FR]; QUINN FRANCIS XAVIER [FR]; SIMONNET JEAN-THIERRY [FR]


Patent No.: US7153496B2  Issued: 26/Dec/2006

Title: Hair setting compositions, polymers and methods

Applicant/Assignee: NOVEON IP HOLDINGS CORP

Application No.: 10/338510   Filing Date: 08/Jan/2003

Abstract:

Disclosed are aqueous hair setting compositions comprising, as the sole hair fixative component, rheology modifying, hair setting, associative polymers (RMHS), which are the polymerization product of a monomer mixture comprising an acidic vinyl monomer

and an associative monomer. The hair setting compositions provide surprisingly good to excellent hair setting efficacy, based on high humidity curl retention. A wide range of rheological characteristics was achieved together with good clarity and aesthetic product properties. Particularly preferred rheology modifying hair setting associative polymers are certain hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable and alkali-soluble associative polymers (ASAP) and HASE polymers disclosed herein. Also disclosed are methods of setting hair using RMHS polymer-containing compositions.

Priority: US20020349608P Applic. Date: 2002-01-18

Inventor: TAMARESELVY KRISHNAN [US]; RAMEY KITTIE L [US]

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