US Hair Fixatives and Styling Formulation Patents Granted in 2007

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ABSTRACTS OF US PATENTS IN HAIR FIXATIVES AND STYLING FORMULATIONS GRANTED IN 2007



Patent No.: US7156266B2  Issued: 02/Jan/2007

Title: Assembly for packaging and distribution of a product

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/602925   Filing Date: 24/Jun/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an assembly for packaging and distribution of a liquid product comprising a receptacle intended to contain the product, a distribution head fitted to the receptacle, the head comprising at least one nipple with a distribution orifice able to communicate with the interior of the receptacle, a capsule comprising at least one window delimited by an edge extending at least in part in a plane, the capsule being movable in relation to the nipple between a closed position in which the distribution orifice is at least partly opposite a portion of the capsule extending away from the window and an open position in which the distribution orifice is located externally to the capsule, and/or emerges via a flexible membrane fitted to the window via at least one slit.

Priority: FR20020008140 Applic. Date: 2002-06-28; US20020396747P Applic. Date: 2002-07-19

Inventor: DELAGE JEAN-FRANCOIS [FR]


Patent No.: US7156885B2  Issued: 02/Jan/2007

Title: Hair coloring device

Applicant/Assignee: KENNEDY/MATSUMOTO DESIGN LLC SPECTRUM ASSOCIATES LLC

Application No.: 11/255812   Filing Date: 21/Oct/2005

Abstract:

Devices configured to permit the application of color to hair from a solid or semi-solid hair coloring composition and methods relating to use of such devices are disclosed. The device includes a support, and a solid or semi-solid hair coloring composition fixedly disposed on the support. The solid or semi-solid hair coloring composition includes a soap gelling agent such that the hair coloring composition retains its shape, and can be provided as a block having a predefined shape. These devices are not attendant with dripping as has been associated with prior art hair color applicators.

Priority: US20050663322P Applic. Date: 2005-03-18

Inventor: KENNEDY MELVIN R [US]; LONGORIA JOSE [US]; ROBBINS ROBERT G [US]; KAISER RICHARD [US]


Patent No.: US7157076B2  Issued: 02/Jan/2007

Title: Aerosol device comprising a hair treatment composition, and hair treatment process

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/447229   Filing Date: 29/May/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a two-compartment aerosol device containing a hair treatment composition in a first compartment and a compressed gas chosen from air, nitrogen and carbon dioxide, and mixtures thereof, in a second compartment, where the hair treatment composition contains, in an alcoholic or aqueous-alcoholic cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one hair sheen agent and/or conditioner in a concentration of greater than 0.4% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition.

Priority: FR20020006734 Applic. Date: 2002-05-31; US20020385558P Applic. Date: 2002-06-05

Inventor: PATAUT FRANCOISE [FR]; LE BOURHIS FRANCOIS [FR]


Patent No.: US7157413B2  Issued: 02/Jan/2007

Title: Detergent cosmetic compositions comprising an anionic surfactant, an amphoteric, cationic, and/or nonionic surfactant, and a polysacchardie, and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/614092   Filing Date: 08/Jul/2003

Abstract:

Novel compositions such as detergent and conditioning cosmetic compositions, comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one anionic surfactant, at least one other surfactant chosen from amphoteric, nonionic and cationic surfactants and at least one polysaccharide chosen from starch hydrolyzates and nonionic and anionic fructans, as well as their use for cleaning and caring for the hair.

Priority: FR20020008553 Applic. Date: 2002-07-08; US20020407708P Applic. Date: 2002-09-04

Inventor: LAZZERI PASCALE [FR]; APRVILLE ALICE [FR]


Patent No.: US7157414B2  Issued: 02/Jan/2007

Title: Methods of reducing irritation in personal care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: J&J CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 10/922669   Filing Date: 19/Aug/2004

Abstract:

Provided are methods of reducing the irritation associated with a personal care composition comprising an anionic surfactant, the methods comprising combining a hydrophobically-modified material capable of binding a surfactant thereto with an anionic surfactant to produce a reduced irritation personal care composition, and methods of using such compositions to cleanse the hair or skin with reduced irritation.

Priority: US2003-650226 Applic. Date: 2003-08-28; US2003-650495 Applic. Date: 2003-08-28; US2003-650573 Applic. Date: 2003-08-28; US2003-650398 Applic. Date: 2003-08-28

Inventor: LIBRIZZI JOSEPH [US]; PROTZ ALISON [US]; GANOPOLSKY IRINA [US]; WALTERS RUSSELL [US]


Patent No.: US7157417B2  Issued: 02/Jan/2007

Title: Hindered ketones as perfuming ingredients

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/952462   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the perfumery industry. It concerns more particularly a beta-gamma unsaturated hindered ketone of formula wherein R represents, simultaneously or independently, a C1 to C4 linear or branched alkyl group, and in the form of any one of its isomers, i.e. optical isomers or diastereoisomers, or of a mixture thereof. The use of the compound as a perfuming ingredient, as well as the perfumed articles or perfuming compositions that contain as an active ingredient a compound of formula (I), are also embodiments of the invention.

Priority: WO2002IB01961 Applic. Date: 2002-05-29; WO2003IB01813 Applic. Date: 2003-05-01

Inventor: HUBOUX ALEXANDRE [FR]


Patent No.: US7159728B2  Issued: 09/Jan/2007

Title: Braiding/weaving hair and beauty supply stand

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/962387   Filing Date: 08/Oct/2004

Abstract:

A support arrangement for a hair styling salon has a stanchion for forming a substantially central support member for an annular rim member. The annular rim member has notches along its periphery for accommodating respective skeins of braiding/weaving hair. Each notch is dimensioned to grasp a respective skein of braiding/weaving hair. A radial support arrangement configured as spokes that extend radially from the stanchion supports the annular rim member rotatably and removably on the stanchion. A tray is concentrically disposed with respect to the annular rim member and is vertically adjustably supported on the stanchion. The tray supports beauty products and implements, such as needles and thread, that are used during the braiding/weaving process.

An elastomeric portion is annularly configured and arranged to overlie the annular rim, and has a plurality of slit-like notches that grasp resiliently and securely respective skeins of braiding/weaving hair.

Priority: US20030510377P Applic. Date: 2003-10-09

Inventor: SMITH BRENDA A [US]


Patent No.: US7159834B1  Issued: 09/Jan/2007

Title: STRESS RELEASE MOLD FOR THERMAL SETTING COMPOSITIONS AND SYSTEMS THEREOF

Applicant/Assignee: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 11/172532   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2005

Abstract:

A stress-release mold is described for casting thermosetting compositions especially compositions designed for consumer use. At least one wall of the mold includes a stress-releasing-element characterized by having a more flexible region or regions than the remaining wall or walls of the mold and wherein the stress-releasing-element includes a region of lower curvature at least partially surrounded by a region of higher curvature. The stress-release mold greatly reduces or eliminates surface defects caused by shrinkage of thermosetting compositions as they cools. A system is also described that includes the inventive mold containing a thermosetting composition wherein the mold also serves as all or part of the package for the composition.

Priority:

Inventor: ABBAS SYED HUSAIN [US]; LANG DAVID JOHN [US]


Patent No.: US7163101B2  Issued: 16/Jan/2007

Title: Flexible liquid packet with rigid insert

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/697067   Filing Date: 30/Oct/2003

Abstract:

A transparent or partially transparent polymer packet is described containing a hand sanitizing fluid in which floats a printed insert. Inclusion of the message-bearing insert promotes the distribution and use of the hand sanitizing fluid for improving hand hygiene.

Priority:

Inventor: HARPER WILLIAM ANTHONY [US]


Patent No.: US7163163B2  Issued: 16/Jan/2007

Title: Wide angle nozzle for agricultural sprayers

Applicant/Assignee: HYPRO CORPORATION HYPRO, LLC

Application No.: 10/614445   Filing Date: 07/Jul/2003

Abstract:

A spray nozzle system includes a spray tip having an elongated slot-shaped discharge opening for defining a flat fan spray pattern that subtends a wide angle, a cap body carrying the spray tip in fixed relation thereto and adapted to attach the spray tip to a supply fitting for tapping a supply of material to be sprayed in fixed aligned relation thereto and a flow regulating insert carried in the spray tip for connecting the spray tip to the supply of material to be sprayed and for controlling the amount of flow through the nozzle.

Priority:

Inventor: WADDELOW SIMON J [GB]


Patent No.: US7163674B2  Issued: 16/Jan/2007

Title: Personal care compositions comprising a dicarboxy functionalized polyorganosiloxane

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/430647   Filing Date: 06/May/2003

Abstract:

Disclosed are personal care or cosmetic compositions comprising a dicarboxy functionalized polyorganosiloxane and methods for the cleaning or the treatment of hair or skin and for enhancing delivery of active agents to hair or skin with the compositions. Said personal care or cosmetic compositions can be formulated in a wide variety of types of products for the skin and/or hair (or, more generally, keratin) such as mousses, gels (in particular hair dressing gels), conditioners, hair dressing formulations or to aid comb-through of hair, rinsing formulae, hand and body lotions, skin moisturizing products, skin cleansing or disinfecting compositions, shower gels, toilet milks, cream foundations, make-up removal compositions, sun and ultraviolet radiation protection lotions, creams or gels, skin care creams, anti-age preparations, anti-acne preparations, local analgesics, mascaras, deodorants, antiperspirants, lipsticks and other compositions of the same type. The use of dicarboxy functionalized polyorganosiloxanes permits to confer benefits such as an increase in shine, gloss or volume of hair, easier comb-through of hair, easier spreadability or slipperiness onto skin

it also permits a better persistence of active materials or benefits agents deposited onto the surface and consequently permits to maintain the activity of the composition deposited on the surface over time. The dicarboxy functionalized polyorganosiloxane can be used in an amount of from about 0.1% to about 30%, preferably from about 3% to about 10% by weight, of said personal care or cosmetic compositions.

Priority: US20020378992P Applic. Date: 2002-05-09

Inventor: MAJETI SATYANARAYANA [US]; RENO ELIZABETH ANN BROWN [US]; KOVACS STEPHEN ANDRAS [US]; OLIER PHILIPPE [FR]


Patent No.: US7166273B2  Issued: 23/Jan/2007

Title: Photo stable organic sunscreen compositions

Applicant/Assignee: EMD CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/452199   Filing Date: 03/Jun/2003

Abstract:

Photostable broad-spectrum organic sunscreen compositions comprising a UV-A sunscreen, such as Avobenzone, a photostabilizer, a UV-B liquid organic sunscreen, and a solubilizer and further enhancing the photostability by encapsulation using a sol-gel process.

Priority:

Inventor: CHAUDHURI RATAN K [US]


Patent No.: US7166274B2  Issued: 23/Jan/2007

Title: Synergistically high SPF photoprotective UV-screening compositions comprising insoluble organic sunscreen particles/diarylbutadiene compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/463328   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2003

Abstract:

Topically applicable high SPF cosmetic/dermatological UV-screening compositions suited for the photoprotection of the skin and/or hair, comprise (a) particulates of at least one insoluble organic UV-screening agent having a particle size ranging from 10 nm to 5 mum, as a first screening agent, and (b) at least one 4,4-diarylbutadiene compound, as a second screening agent, formulated into a topically applicable, cosmetically/dermatologically acceptable vehicle therefor.

Priority: FR20000016520 Applic. Date: 2000-12-18; WO2001FR03637 Applic. Date: 2001-11-20

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]


Patent No.: US7166739B2  Issued: 23/Jan/2007

Title: Esters of monomethyl branched alcohols and process for preparing and using same in cosmetics and personal care products

Applicant/Assignee: FINETEX, INC

Application No.: 10/757008   Filing Date: 14/Jan/2004

Abstract:

Novel benzoate, octanoate, and maleate esters of branched monomethyl C16-C17 alcohols, their process of manufacture and their use as a cosmetic ingredient for toiletry and cosmetic formulations is disclosed. The esters are useful for cosmetics and personal care cleansing products, such as skin and hair care products, and soaps.

Priority: US20030488000P Applic. Date: 2003-07-14

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


Patent No.: US7168538B2  Issued: 30/Jan/2007

Title: Overhead storage device for electrical tools and method of creating a work zone

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/992414   Filing Date: 18/Nov/2004

Abstract:

The preferred embodiment of the invention includes a casing that encloses an extension cord system. The casing has slots that allow access to retractable electrical power cords. The cord system comprises a plurality of spring-loaded and ratcheted spools containing electrical power cords. The preferred embodiment of the method includes steps for preventing the entanglement of power cords and maintaining a clutter-free and efficient work environment.

Priority: US20030523025P Applic. Date: 2003-11-18

Inventor: PENA DANTIA [US]


Patent No.: US7169380B2  Issued: 30/Jan/2007

Title: Reshapable hair styling composition comprising polyurethane dispersions

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/623741   Filing Date: 22/Jul/2003

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: US2000-627785 Applic. Date: 2000-07-27

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


Patent No.: US7171970B2  Issued: 06/Feb/2007

Title: Hair setting device

Applicant/Assignee: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC WORKS LTD

Application No.: 10/500471   Filing Date: 15/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A hair setting instrument is provided which can set hair easily by supplying charges through a separate path. In concrete, the hair setting instrument comprises a mechanism for setting hair of a user, and an electrostatic charger which supplies charges to a body of the user for electrostatic charges generated by a movement for setting the hair. The electrostatic charger has a charging circuit which generates a predetermined voltage, and a charging plate electrically connected to the charging circuit. Wide spreading of the hair, electrostatic cling to the face or the like, dry hair, and the damage to the hair due to charging can be prevented. Further, for example, the body of hair can be decreased by supplying negative charges when the hair is charged with positive electrostatic charges.

Priority: JP20020010830 Applic. Date: 2002-01-18; WO2003JP00304 Applic. Date: 2003-01-16

Inventor: SAIDA ITARU [JP]; KITAMURA HISASHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7172753B2  Issued: 06/Feb/2007

Title: Photoprotective UV-screening compositions comprising triazine/dibenzoylmethane/diarylbutadiene compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/463432   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2003

Abstract:

Topically applicable, photostable cosmetic/dermatological UV-screening compositions suited for photoprotecting the skin and the hair, comprise (a) at least one UV-screening dibenzoylmethane compound, (b) at least one UV-screening 1,3,5-triazine compound that is photosensitive in the presence of a dibenzoylmethane compound, and (c) a 1,3,5-triazine 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 dibenzoylmethane compound(s) is characteristically greater than 2.5 and the subject compositions are advantageously devoid of any cinnamate sunscreen.

Priority: FR20000016517 Applic. Date: 2000-12-18; WO2001FR03639 Applic. Date: 2001-11-20

Inventor: CANDAU DIDIER [FR]


Patent No.: USD536483S1  Issued: 06/Feb/2007

Title: Hair styling appliance

Applicant/Assignee: HELEN OF TROY LIMITED

Application No.: 29/220993   Filing Date: 06/Jan/2005

Abstract:

The ornamental design for a design of a portable hair styling mirror, as shown and described.

Priority:

Inventor: LUN HERBERT [HK]; CAFARO MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US7174897B2  Issued: 13/Feb/2007

Title: Hair styling apparatus and method for styling a person's hair

Applicant/Assignee: SCRUNCHIT, INC

Application No.: 10/770390   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2004

Abstract:

A glove can be worn on a person's hand and, using several different techniques, can be used in styling a person's hair to produce curly or straight hair. The glove can be used to curl hair in a fist closing-type motion while hot drying air is applied. Hair may also be curled around the fingers, or the fingers may be used to put tension on hair to straighten it.

Priority: US20030482771P Applic. Date: 2003-06-27

Inventor: GIFFORD CATHERINE L [US]


Patent No.: US7175832B2  Issued: 13/Feb/2007

Title: Aqueous dispersions of crystalline polymers and uses

Applicant/Assignee: LANDEC CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/321187   Filing Date: 17/Dec/2002

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: US2001-764552 Applic. Date: 2001-01-18; 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.: US7175834B2  Issued: 13/Feb/2007

Title: Sunscreen composition with enhanced SPF and water resistant properties

Applicant/Assignee: ENGELHARD CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/114668   Filing Date: 26/Apr/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a sunscreen formulation which exhibits superior ultraviolet protection and water resistance than prior art sunscreen compositions. The sunscreen formulation comprises (a) a dispersion comprising a sunscreen active agent and (b) a base composition comprising a rheological modifying agent and water. The sunscreen formulation is substantially free of surfactants. According to a preferred embodiment, the sunscreen active agent is ethylhexylmethoxycinnamate, butylmethoxydibenzoylmethane, or a combination thereof. The sunscreen formulation preferably comprises a phosphorylated starch derivative as a rheological modifying agent. Another embodiment of the present invention is a method of protecting skin or hair from ultraviolet radiation by applying an effective amount of the sunscreen formulation of the present invention to the skin or hair.

Priority: US2003-332393 Applic. Date: 2003-04-29; WO2001US21588 Applic. Date: 2001-07-09; US20000216573P Applic. Date: 2000-07-07

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


Patent No.: US7175994B2  Issued: 13/Feb/2007

Title: Inhibitors of proteasomal activity for stimulating hair growth

Applicant/Assignee: OSTEOSCREEN IP, LLC

Application No.: 10/894189   Filing Date: 19/Jul/2004

Abstract:

Compounds that inhibit the activity of the proteasome or the production of proteasomal proteins promote hair growth by stimulating the production of hair follicles, and are thus useful in stimulating hair growth, including hair density, in subject where this is desirable.

Priority: US2002-052832 Applic. Date: 2002-01-15; US2000-695807 Applic. Date: 2000-10-23; US1999-421545 Applic. Date: 1999-10-20; US1999-361775 Applic. Date: 1999-07-27; US1998-113947 Applic. Date: 1998-07-10

Inventor: GARRETT I ROSS [US]; ROSSINI JORGE GIANNY [US]; GUTIERREZ GLORIA [US]


Patent No.: US7178531B2  Issued: 20/Feb/2007

Title: Device for achieving smooth and straight hair

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC WORKS, LTD

Application No.: 10/603977   Filing Date: 25/Jun/2003

Abstract:

A hair styling device for smoothing and straightening hair strands on a scalp region, comprising, in combination: two hingedly attached, movably opposed arms each of said arms comprising a hair strand gripping means

heating means incorporated into the gripping means for providing heat to the hair strands

a reservoir in fluid communication with a means of delivery of the gripping means which delivers a nonvolatile styling active delivered as droplets having a Dv(90) of less than about 30 microns. A method for straightening hair strands on a scalp region wherein hair to be straightened is passed under tension between a gripping means, wherein the gripping means provides a heating means, and a styling active comprising nonvolatile compounds, wherein the styling active is delivered as droplets having a Dv(90) of less than about 30 microns.

Priority: WO2002US20127 Applic. Date: 2002-06-26

Inventor: CARBALLADA JOSE ANTONIO [US]; KUHLMAN DENNIS EUGENE [US]; STENTZ DAVID MICHAEL [US]; NISHIMURA SHINJI [JP]; NAKASAI KAZUNORI [JP]


Patent No.: US7178532B2  Issued: 20/Feb/2007

Title: Flat iron with pivoting heads

Applicant/Assignee: CONAIR CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/103761   Filing Date: 12/Apr/2005

Abstract:

A flat iron for styling hair has head portions with heatable inner surfaces that may be pivotally positioned and locked relative to the handle portions to provide enhanced ergonomic comfort and control.

Priority: US20040561314P Applic. Date: 2004-04-12

Inventor: KAYSER KAREN L [US]


Patent No.: US7179152B1  Issued: 20/Feb/2007

Title: Composition suitable for application to human skin

Applicant/Assignee: DERMANEW, INC

Application No.: 10/359852   Filing Date: 07/Feb/2003

Abstract:

An apparatus including an applicator having a first end for mating with a device capable of manipulation by a human hand and a second end having an abrasive surface suitable for contacting areas of human skin, such as, to rejuvenate human skin. There may also be a cushioning layer disposed between the abrasive surface and the end of the applicator it is attached to. A method for manipulating the applicator over an area of human skin to apply the abrasive surface to remove a layer of human skin, with, or without applying a composition to the area of human skin. A composition including abrasive particles in a base.

Priority:

Inventor: RHOADES DEAN L [US]


Patent No.: US7179451B2  Issued: 20/Feb/2007

Title: Hair styling compositions

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

Application No.: 09/826498   Filing Date: 04/Apr/2001

Abstract:

The composition comprises: (a) less than about 1.5% active of one or more holding polymers, (b) one or more saccharides, having monomeric units greater than two, and (c) a carrier.

Priority: US1999-275149 Applic. Date: 1999-03-24

Inventor: BRANDT LORALEI MARIE [US]; NEILL PAUL HOWARD [US]; WYDILA JOHN EDWARD [US]


Patent No.: US7179452B2  Issued: 20/Feb/2007

Title: Detergent cosmetic compositions and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/798442   Filing Date: 12/Mar/2004

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 C4-C6 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; US2001-830995 Applic. Date: 2001-10-03; WO1999FR02601 Applic. Date: 1999-10-26

Inventor: MUELLER RAINER [DE]; MELLUL MYRIAM [FR]


Patent No.: US7179454B2  Issued: 20/Feb/2007

Title: Personal care composition for shaving

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/818316   Filing Date: 06/Apr/2004

Abstract:

The personal care composition for shaving is a pre-shaving conditioner for the skin and hair. The composition is water-based and includes aloe vera gel, vitamins A and E, an esterquat, preferably dipalmitoylethyldimonium chloride, and a thickener. A fragrance may be added to the composition if desired. The composition is applied to the area of skin that is to be shaven while in the shower. The composition should remain on the skin for at least two minutes and is then washed off. Once the composition is wiped off the skin, the user may shave in their traditional manner using a shaving cream or gel.

Priority:

Inventor: LUCAS SEAN A [US]


Patent No.: US7182938B2  Issued: 27/Feb/2007

Title: Cosmetic formulations comprising ZnO nanoparticles

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKIENGESELLSCHAFT BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 11/074760   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the formation of surface treated zinc oxide and titania particles, and in particular zinc oxide and titania nanoparticles, with a siloxane star-graft copolymer coating, comprising a looped and/or linear polymeric structure on a star-graft copolymer coating, on a particle surface to control the interfacial surface interactions between the particle and the oil phase of the cosmetic skin formulation.

Priority: US20040592133P Applic. Date: 2004-07-30; US20040559857P Applic. Date: 2004-04-06

Inventor: ANDRE VALERIE [DE]; BROTZMAN JR RICHARD W [US]


Patent No.: US7183243B2  Issued: 27/Feb/2007

Title: Compositions for washing and conditioning hair

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

Application No.: 10/534630   Filing Date: 30/Oct/2003

Abstract:

Hair washing compositions are disclosed which comprise cleansing surfactant, water, first and second cationic polymers having at pH7 a charge density from 0.2 to 1 meq/gm and from 1.3 to 3 meq/gm respectively, and droplets of a water-insoluble conditioning oil of diameter 4 micrometres or less. The compositions provide cleansing with conditioning and low friction and ease of combing for wet and dry hair.

Priority: GB20020026380 Applic. Date: 2002-11-12; GB20030023276 Applic. Date: 2003-10-06; WO2003EP12066 Applic. Date: 2003-10-30

Inventor: AINGER NICHOLAS JOHN [GB]; MAHADESHWAR ANAND RAMCHANDRA [GB]; SHAW NEIL SCOTT [GB]


Patent No.: US7184822B2  Issued: 27/Feb/2007

Title: Animal health care system

Applicant/Assignee: TANITA CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/785998   Filing Date: 26/Feb/2004

Abstract:

Disclosed is an animal health care system, comprising: a weight input unit

an impedance measurement unit

an inter-leg distance input unit

and a health assessment data calculation unit. According to the present invention said weight input unit enters weight value of an animal, and said impedance measurement unit includes impedance measurement electrodes each for contacting with a root of each leg of the animal and measures impedance between front and rear legs of the animal. Furthermore, said inter-leg distance input unit enters the distance between the roots of front and rear legs of the animal, and said health assessment data calculation unit calculates health assessment data, based on the weight value of the animal, the impedance between front and rear legs of the animal, and the distance between the roots of front and rear legs of the animal.

Priority: JP20030050007 Applic. Date: 2003-02-26; JP20030166785 Applic. Date: 2003-06-11

Inventor: KASAHARA YASUHIRO [JP]; SHIOKAWA TAKASHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7186274B2  Issued: 06/Mar/2007

Title: Method for treating human keratin fibers with organomodified metallic particles

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/393924   Filing Date: 24/Mar/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use of organomodified metallic nanoparticles preferably bearing at their surface a self-assembled monolayer of organosulphur compounds. A preferred use is in suspension form for dyeing and/or treating human keratin fibers. The invention also relates to a process for dyeing and/or treating human keratin fibers, by the application to the keratin fibers of such a suspension, and also to compositions used to perform such a process. The invention includes the colouring and/or treating of human keratin fibers, in particular the hair, with the invention suspension. Compositions of the nanoparticles with cosmetic active principles, and uses thereof, also are described.

Priority: FR20020004354 Applic. Date: 2002-04-08; US20020396581P Applic. Date: 2002-07-18

Inventor: VIC GABIN [FR]; LIVOREIL AUDE [FR]; GIROUD FRANCK [FR]


Patent No.: US7186406B2  Issued: 06/Mar/2007

Title: Cosmetic compositions comprising at least one silicone copolymer in aqueous emulsion and at least one associative thickener, and uses thereof

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

Application No.: 10/195021   Filing Date: 15/Jul/2002

Abstract:

Cosmetic compositions comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one aqueous emulsion of at least one silicone copolymer with a dynamic viscosity ranging from 1x10<6 >to 100x10<6 >cP and at least one associative thickener. This combination can give cosmetic properties, such as at least one of smoothness, lightness, and softness, without the phenomenon of regreasing keratin fibers. These compositions can be used for washing and/or conditioning a keratin material, such as the hair or the skin.

Priority: FR19990013101 Applic. Date: 1999-10-20; US2000-692358 Applic. Date: 2000-10-20

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


Patent No.: US7186674B2  Issued: 06/Mar/2007

Title: Topical cleansing composition

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/901907   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2001

Abstract:

A cleansing composition, which comprises at least one phosphate surfactant, at least one foaming nonionic surfactant and at least one cationic polymer devoid of saccharide groups in an aqueous medium, the composition having the appearance of a transparent gel.

Priority: FR20000009111 Applic. Date: 2000-07-12

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


Patent No.: US7189386B2  Issued: 13/Mar/2007

Title: Method and compositions for bleaching hair

Applicant/Assignee: REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/341315   Filing Date: 26/Jan/2006

Abstract:

A hair bleach mixture obtained by combining an aqueous oxidizing agent composition and a persulfate composition comprising at least one hydrophobically modified particulate, said hydrophobically modified particulate being present in the mixture in an amount sufficient to reduce diffusion and/or migration of the mixture from the hair strands to which it is applied

and a method and kit for bleaching hair.

Priority: US20050684766P Applic. Date: 2005-05-26

Inventor: NARASIMHAN SAROJA [US]; VENA LOU ANN CHRISTINE [US]


Patent No.: US7189688B2  Issued: 13/Mar/2007

Title: Perfuming ingredient with a floral character

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/781134   Filing Date: 17/Feb/2004

Abstract:

The present invention concerns a compound or mixtures of compounds of formula wherein R represents a linear, branched or cyclic C1-3 hydrocarbon group, and the wavy line indicates that the substituents on the epoxide moiety may have a cis or trans configuration. One or more of these compounds can be used as perfuming ingredients.

Priority: WO2003IB00650 Applic. Date: 2003-02-24

Inventor: WILLIAMS ALVIN SCOTT [CH]; FEHR CHARLES [CH]


Patent No.: US7192542B2  Issued: 20/Mar/2007

Title: Oil absorbing composition and process

Applicant/Assignee: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY

Application No.: 11/003234   Filing Date: 03/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a hollow sphere polymer composition suitable for absorbing active ingredients including oily substances and hydrophobic materials. A process for encapsulating one or more active ingredients using hollow sphere polymers is described.

Priority: EP20030293169 Applic. Date: 2003-12-15

Inventor: UGAZIO STEPHEN PIERRE JEAN [FR]


Patent No.: US7192574B2  Issued: 20/Mar/2007

Title: Stable cosmetic sprayable products with a desirable narrow conical spray pattern

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

Application No.: 10/256423   Filing Date: 27/Sep/2002

Abstract:

An aqueous leave-on hair conditioning composition which comprises: a.) about 0.01 percent to about 10.0 percent of a quaternary ammonium compound

b.) about 0.0 percent to about 10.0 percent of a silicone oil

c.) about 0.00001 to about 0.05% of a polyoxyethylene polymer

and d.) about 0.01 to 10% of a non-ionic surfactant wherein said composition is substantially free of hair hold enhancing agents and which is substantially free of cationic cellulosic resins containing tetra-substituted nitrogen moieties, is described.

Priority:

Inventor: FAN SHIMEI [US]; VASUDEVAN TIRUCHERAI V [US]


Patent No.: US7192601B2  Issued: 20/Mar/2007

Title: Antimicrobial and sporicidal composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/346216   Filing Date: 16/Jan/2003

Abstract:

Germicidal compositions with enhanced activity towards killing microbiological spores and vetgetative cells comprising certain quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs), phenolic compounds, monohydric alcohols, hydrogen peroxide, iodine, triclocarban, triclosan or combinations thereof with one or more spore coat opening agents. The invention also provides for the application of the germicidal compositions to animate and inanimate surfaces to help kill germs and protect against the risk of infection from bacteria, molds, yeasts, fungi, viruses, and microbiological spores.

Priority: US20020350416P Applic. Date: 2002-01-18

Inventor: WALKER EDWARD B [US]


Patent No.: US7195755B2  Issued: 27/Mar/2007

Title: Compositions comprising at least one hydroxide compound and at least one reducing agent, and methods for relaxing hair

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/931912   Filing Date: 20/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Compositions, optionally heat-activated, methods and kits for lanthionizing keratinous fibers to achieve relaxation of said keratinous fibers comprising applying to keratinous fibers a composition comprising at least one hydroxide compound and at least one reducing agent chosen from thiols, sulfites, and derivatives thereof, and heating the keratinous fibers.

Priority:

Inventor: NGUYEN NGHI VAN [US]; CANNELL DAVID W [US]


Patent No.: US7196053B2  Issued: 27/Mar/2007

Title: Odorant compounds

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/792375   Filing Date: 02/Mar/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the field of perfumery, and more precisely to a compound of formula (I)

Priority: WO2003IB01079 Applic. Date: 2003-03-19

Inventor: WILLIAMS ALVIN SCOTT [CH]


Patent No.: US7198050B2  Issued: 03/Apr/2007

Title: Hair sculpting device and methods

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/925126   Filing Date: 24/Aug/2004

Abstract:

A handheld device for sculpting hair includes a pliable member having a substantially smooth bottom surface. A plurality of spaced-apart bores are disposed in the bottom surface. When the handheld device is placed against a person's head, the pliable member at least partially deforms to conform to the shape of the person's head. By repeatedly pulling the bottom surface of the pliable member across the hair tangentially to the surface of the person's scalp, the plurality of spaced-apart bores disposed in the bottom surface cause clumps of hair to be formed at substantially regular intervals that are a function of the distance between ones of the spaced-apart bores.

Priority:

Inventor: GOPOU BRIGITTE [US]; BOYD BRUCE [US]


Patent No.: US7198641B2  Issued: 03/Apr/2007

Title: Scaffolds for tissue engineered hair

Applicant/Assignee: ADERANS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC

Application No.: 10/344185   Filing Date: 14/Jul/2003

Abstract:

Porous, bioabsorbable scaffolds for tissue engineering of human hair follicles, methods for their manufacture and methods of their use in creating new hair.

Priority: US20000223636P Applic. Date: 2000-08-08; WO2001US24671 Applic. Date: 2001-08-07

Inventor: BARROWS THOMAS H [US]


Patent No.: US7199101B2  Issued: 03/Apr/2007

Title: Gelling agent for oil

Applicant/Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC

Application No.: 10/987726   Filing Date: 12/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A gelling agent for an oil, which contains at least one compound (A) and at least one compound (B), and a gel composition containing the gelling agent and an oil:

Priority: JP20030382921 Applic. Date: 2003-11-12

Inventor: HATAJIMA TOSHIHIKO [JP]; YAMATO NAOYA [JP]; HATTORI TATSUYA [JP]


Patent No.: US7199203B2  Issued: 03/Apr/2007

Title: Isotactic propylene copolymer fibers, their preparation and use

Applicant/Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 11/148895   Filing Date: 09/Jun/2005

Abstract:

Fibers comprising a propylene homopolymer or a copolymer of propylene and at least one of ethylene and one or more unsaturated comonomers exhibit desirable properties. The homopolymers are characterized as having <13>C NMR peaks corresponding to a regio-error at about 14.6 and about 15.7 ppm, the peaks of about equal intensity.

The copolymers are characterized as (A) comprising at least about 60 weight percent (wt %) of units derived from propylene, and (B) having at least one of the following properties: (i) <13>C NMR peaks corresponding to a regio-error at about 14.6 and about 15.7 ppm, the peaks of about equal intensity, (ii) a B-value greater than about 1.4 when the comonomer content of the copolymer is at least about 3 wt %, (iii) a skewness index, Six, greater than about -1.20, (iv) a DSC curve with a Tme that remains essentially the same and a Tmax that decreases as the amount of comonomer in the copolymer is increased, and (v) an X-ray diffraction pattern that reports more gamma-form crystals than a comparable copolymer prepared with a Ziegler-Natta (Z-N) catalyst.

Priority: US2002-289138 Applic. Date: 2002-11-05; US20010338881P Applic. Date: 2001-11-06; US20020380148P Applic. Date: 2002-05-05

Inventor: STEVENS JAMES C [US]; VANDERLENDE DANIEL D [US]; ETHIOPIA SAMUEL [US]


Patent No.: US7201527B2  Issued: 10/Apr/2007

Title: Twist up pen type dispenser with brush applicator

Applicant/Assignee: HCT LIMITED

Application No.: 10/903137   Filing Date: 30/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A twist up pen type dispenser comprising a brush applicator that is capable of receiving material from a reservoir.

Priority: US2005-253938 Applic. Date: 2005-10-19

Inventor: THORPE RICHARD CHRISTOPHER [GB]; DESSON G SCOTT [US]


Patent No.: US7201894B2  Issued: 10/Apr/2007

Title: Compositions comprising at least one C1 to C22 substituted C3 to C5 monosaccharide, and their use for the protection title and/or repair of keratinous fibers

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/820812   Filing Date: 30/Mar/2001

Abstract:

Compositions, optionally heat-activated, methods and kits for protecting keratinous fibers from extrinsic damage or repairing keratinous fibers damaged by extrinsic conditions by 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]; FADEEVA NATALYA [US]; NGUYEN NGHI VAN [US]


Patent No.: US7202773B1  Issued: 10/Apr/2007

Title: Authentication information communication system and method, portable information processing device and program furnishing medium

Applicant/Assignee: SONY CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/696927   Filing Date: 26/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A system for executing personal authentication processing by communication through a human body, in which authentication corresponding to a service to be furnished can be executed efficiently. The authentication processing between a portable equipment worn by a user and a service furnishing terminal is executed by a human body touching a contact point of the service furnishing terminal. The processing occurs with a real physical feeling of user contact. A user-native identifier and a user-variable identifier generated from user to user depending on the service presented by a service terminal are stored in a user equipment. Responsive to the service identifier transmitted from the service terminal, service-native user identification data, derived at least from the user variable identifier, is generated in the portable equipment and forwarded to the service terminal. A variety of user management operations, such as user-based assessment operations, depending on service contents, are carried out.

Priority: JP19990310517 Applic. Date: 1999-11-01; JP20000253305 Applic. Date: 2000-08-24

Inventor: OBA HARUO [JP]; TOTSUKA KEIICHI [JP]; REKIMOTO JUNICHI [JP]; MATSUSHITA NUBUYUKI [JP]; NUMAOKA CHISATO [JP]


Patent No.: US7204855B2  Issued: 17/Apr/2007

Title: Compositions comprising a cationic homopolymer and their use for stabilization of an oxidizing solution

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/881807   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2001

Abstract:

Compositions comprising (a) at least one cationic homopolymer comprising repeating units of formula (I)

(b) at least one fatty alcohol

(c) at least one alkoxylated fatty alcohol

(d) at least one fatty amide

and (e) at least one oxidizing agent, and methods using the same to provide physical stability to an oxidizing composition, and in treatment compositions for keratinous fibers.

Priority:

Inventor: ASCIONE JEAN-MARC [US]; DE GEORGE MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US7204857B1  Issued: 17/Apr/2007

Title: Dyeing method using a specific active methylene compound and a compound selected among a specific aldehyde, a specific ketone, a quinone and a di-imino-isoindoline or 3-amino-isoindolone derivative

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/622665   Filing Date: 22/Dec/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use, for dyeing keratin fibres, of at least one specific compound containing active methylene and of at least one compound chosen from an aldehyde, a ketone, a quinone and a diiminoisoindoline or 3-aminoisoindolone derivative, which makes it possible to obtain, by reaction without an oxidizing agent, a coloration of the said keratin fibres.

Priority: WO1999FR03245 Applic. Date: 1999-12-22

Inventor: ANDREAN HERVE [FR]; LAGRANGE ALAIN [FR]


Patent No.: US7204998B2  Issued: 17/Apr/2007

Title: Perfuming or flavoring microcapsules comprising a fireproofing agent

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/613668   Filing Date: 02/Jul/2003

Abstract:

Perfuming or flavoring microcapsules that include a fireproofing agent in addition to a perfuming or flavoring ingredient and a carrier material, so that the microcapsules can reduce the occurrence or an explosion of reduced violence when suspended in hot air during their preparation. Also, methods of making these microcapsules and their use in perfumed, food, beverage or pharmaceutical products.

Priority: WO2001IB02210 Applic. Date: 2001-11-22; WO2002IB04749 Applic. Date: 2002-11-11

Inventor: HOLZNER GUENTER [CH]; MOSER ANDRE [FR]


Patent No.: US7205271B2  Issued: 17/Apr/2007

Title: Rheology modifier/hair styling resin

Applicant/Assignee: ISP INVESTMENTS INC

Application No.: 10/964948   Filing Date: 14/Oct/2004

Abstract:

A rheology modifier/hair styling resin which is a crosslinked, linear poly(vinyl amide/polymerizable carboxylic acid) copolymer exhibits advantageous hair care properties of high viscosity and long-lasting curl retention.

Priority:

Inventor: DRZEWINSKI MICHAEL [US]; ALBANESE JOSEPH [US]; YAP EDUARDO T [US]; SHIH JENN S [US]


Patent No.: US7205431B2  Issued: 17/Apr/2007

Title: Bis(3-alkoxyalkan-2-ol) sulfides, sulfones, and sulfoxides: new surface active agents

Applicant/Assignee: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 11/076723   Filing Date: 10/Mar/2005

Abstract:

Compositions containing surfactant compounds according to formula

Priority: US2004-899419 Applic. Date: 2004-07-26

Inventor: LAL GAURI SANKAR [US]; RAYMOND WILLIAMS RENE EDOUARD [US]; YACOUB KHALIL [US]


Patent No.: US7208270B2  Issued: 24/Apr/2007

Title: Method for diagnosing a person having multiple sclerosis

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/176372   Filing Date: 21/Jun/2002

Abstract:

Described is a method for diagnosing a person having multiple sclerosis (MS) or being at risk of developing MS, comprising the following steps: providing a sample of a body fluid or tissue from said person, said sample containing at least one of the wild type SCF-Apoptosis-Response Gene- (wt-SARG-1-) protein and nucleic acids encoding wt-SARG-1, if taken from a person not having MS or a risk of aquiring MS, detecting the presence of wt-SARG-1-protein or nucleic acids encoding wt-SARG-1 in said sample and diagnosing MS or a risk of aquiring MS, if wt-SARG-1-protein or nucleic acids encoding wt-SARG-1 are not present in said sample.

Priority: US20010299765P Applic. Date: 2001-06-22

Inventor: JANSEN BURKHARD [AT]; LUCAS TREVOR [AT]


Patent No.: US7208465B2  Issued: 24/Apr/2007

Title: Methods and compositions for improved fragrancing of a surface

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/428246   Filing Date: 02/May/2003

Abstract:

The invention provides a method for improving release, on a surface, of a fragrance from an entrapment structure of at least one fragrance oil and at least one entrapment material. The method destabilizes the entrapment structure by providing at least one trigger molecule which preferentially associates with the entrapment material

and/or at least one release agent which at least partially disrupts the entrapment structure. The invention also provides a composition for improving release of a fragrance from a surface. The composition comprises at least one fragrance oil

at least one entrapment material, the at least one fragrance oil and the at least one entrapment material being capable, in use, of forming an entrapment structure on the surface. The composition also comprises at least one destabilizing material, which permits formation of the entrapment structure on the surface but which destabilizing material can, in use, destabilize the entrapment structure by providing at least one trigger molecule which preferentially associates with the entrapment material

and/or at least one release agent which partially disrupts the entrapment structure

and at least one compatible solvent which doesn't interfere with the formation of the entrapment structure on the surface. The present methods and compositions can improve fragrance perception, by overcoming the differences in fragrance perception that result from different surface, for example, skin, hydration levels and/or different surface types.

Priority: EP20000650180 Applic. Date: 2000-11-03; WO2001US45017 Applic. Date: 2001-10-31

Inventor: HELTOVICS GABOR [HU]; HOLLAND LYNETTE ANNE MAKINS [GB]; WARWICK JANE MARGARET [GB]; JENKINS DELYTH MYFANWY [GB]; SUTTON KAREN LORRAINE [GB]; PRETSWELL EMMA LOUISE [GB]; SHEFFERD ANDREW JAMES PETER [GB]


Patent No.: US7211244B2  Issued: 01/May/2007

Title: Mascara comprising solid particles

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 10/195430   Filing Date: 16/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A composition for coating a keratinous fiber comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one volatile solvent and a nonvolatile fraction comprising: at least one polymer capable of adhering to a keratinous material

particles which are solid at 25 DEG C. comprising at least one first material chosen from crystalline and semicrystalline materials which are solid at 25 DEG C. and have at least one of a first order phase transition, a melting transition and a combustion transition, greater than 100 DEG C.

wherein the first solid particles are present in the composition in an amount such that the volume fraction of the solid particles is greater than or equal to 50% of the total volume of the nonvolatile fraction of the composition. The composition makes it possible to obtain good curling of keratinous fibers, such as eyelashes.

Priority: FR20010009502 Applic. Date: 2001-07-16; US20010306431P Applic. Date: 2001-07-20

Inventor: AUGUSTE FREDERIC [FR]; TOURNILHAC FLORENCE [FR]


Patent No.: US7211268B2  Issued: 01/May/2007

Title: Preparation of polysaccharide betainate type compounds, compounds obtained, their use and compositions comprising them

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/294685   Filing Date: 15/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A process for preparing compounds from the polysaccharide betainate family, novel compounds so obtained, and their use in cosmetics or in dermatology, as well as the compositions, such as cosmetic or dermatological compositions, comprising said novel compounds.

Priority: FR20010014789 Applic. Date: 2001-11-15

Inventor: DUBIEF CLAUDE [FR]; RINAUDO MARGUERITE [FR]; AUZELY-VELTY RACHEL [FR]


Patent No.: US7217295B2  Issued: 15/May/2007

Title: Use of soluble conductive polymers for treating human keratin fibers

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/355227   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to the use of a composition comprising at least one conductive polymer in a cosmetically acceptable medium, said polymer being in soluble form in said medium, as, or for the manufacture of, cosmetic products for giving a visual effect to human keratin fibers and more particularly the hair, and also, when said conductive polymer absorbs in the visible region, as, or for the manufacture of, cosmetic products intended to color said fibers. The invention also relates to the corresponding treatment process.

Priority: FR20020001144 Applic. Date: 2002-01-31; US20020353991P Applic. Date: 2002-02-05

Inventor: SAMAIN HENRI [FR]; PLOS GREGORY [FR]; MOUGIN NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US7217298B2  Issued: 15/May/2007

Title: Ready-to-use bleaching compositions, preparation process and bleaching process

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/758265   Filing Date: 16/Jan/2004

Abstract:

A composition comprising: i) at least one anhydrous bleaching composition in paste form comprising at least one peroxygenated salt, at least one alkaline agent, and from 15% to 35% by weight of at least one inert organic liquid, and ii) at least one oxidizing composition in the form of a hydrogen peroxide oil-in-water emulsion comprising at least one surfactant chosen from nonionic and anionic surfactants and at least one copolymer comprising at least one hydrophobic unit and at least one unit derived from at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer comprising at least one sulphonic group, in free or partially or totally neutralized form. The composition may, for example, be used for bleaching human keratin fibers, such as hair. Also disclosed is a process for preparing a ready-to-use composition, comprising mixing, before use, the bleaching composition with the oxidizing composition.

Priority: FR20030000456 Applic. Date: 2003-01-16; US20030441320P Applic. Date: 2003-01-22

Inventor: LEGRAND FREDERIC [FR]; KRAVTCHENKO SYLVAIN [FR]


Patent No.: US7217424B2  Issued: 15/May/2007

Title: Compositions containing esters of aromatic alkoxylated alcohols and fatty carboxylic acids

Applicant/Assignee: CRODA, INC

Application No.: 10/272556   Filing Date: 16/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A personal care or cosmetic product composition that includes from about 0.1% to about 99% of at least one ester of alkoxylated aromatic alcohol and fatty carboxylic acid, and from about 0.1% to 60% of at least one functional ingredient is provided. The functional ingredients in the composition may include active ingredients and additional ingredients. Especially suitable active ingredients are sunscreen active ingredients and antiperspirant active ingredients. Preferred compositions are sunscreen product formulations and antiperspirant products. In one preferred embodiment, the composition further includes at least one cyclomethicone compound present in the amount of from about 1% to 99% by weight of the composition.

A method of improving the protection of human or animal skin or hair from radiation and a method of improving the protection of human or animal skin or hair from perspiration are also provided.

Priority: US20010330208P Applic. Date: 2001-10-17

Inventor: PEREIRA ABEL [US]; WESTERGOM CHRISTOPHER [US]; OBUKOWHO PATRICK [US]


Patent No.: US7217777B2  Issued: 15/May/2007

Title: Polymmonium-polysiloxane compounds, methods for the production and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: GE BAYER SILICONES GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/333729   Filing Date: 22/Jul/2003

Abstract:

Polyammonium-Polysiloxane compounds in which siloxane and alkylene oxide substructures are joined with each other through ammonium structures, useful as wash resistant softners.

Priority: DE20001036541 Applic. Date: 2000-07-27; DE20001036530 Applic. Date: 2000-07-27; DE20001036543 Applic. Date: 2000-07-27; DE20001036542 Applic. Date: 2000-07-27; WO2001EP08699 Applic. Date: 2001-07-27

Inventor: LANGE HORST [DE]; WAGNER ROLAND [DE]; WITOSSEK ANITA [DE]; STACHULLA KARL-HEINZ [DE]; TEUBER SIEGFRIED [DE]; KROPFGANS MARTIN [DE]; SOCKEL KARL-HEINZ [DE]; MOELLER ANNETTE [DE]


Patent No.: US7220285B2  Issued: 22/May/2007

Title: Pulverulent composition for bleaching human keratin fibers

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 11/411910   Filing Date: 27/Apr/2006

Abstract:

A pulverulent composition for bleaching human keratin fibers, and more particularly the hair, comprising at least one peroxygenated salt, at least one polymer chosen from nonionic and anionic amphiphilic polymers, wherein said at least one polymer comprises at least one fatty chain

and at least one polydecene of formula C10nH[(20n)+2] in which n ranges from 3 to 9, the at least one polydecene being present in an amount by weight of less than 10% relative to the total weight of the composition. The pulverulent composition is capable of being mixed with at least one aqueous hydrogen peroxide composition having a titre 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: FR20010001431 Applic. Date: 2001-02-02; US2002-061338 Applic. Date: 2002-02-04

Inventor: LEGRAND FREDERIC [FR]; MILLEQUANT JEAN-MARIE [FR]


Patent No.: US7220405B2  Issued: 22/May/2007

Title: Peptide-based conditioners and colorants for hair, skin, and nails

Applicant/Assignee: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 10/935642   Filing Date: 07/Sep/2004

Abstract:

Peptides have been identified that bind with high affinity to hair, skin, and nails. Peptide-based hair conditioners, hair colorants, skin conditioners, skin colorants, and nail colorants are described. The peptide-based hair conditioners and hair colorants consist of a hair-binding peptide coupled to a hair conditioning agent or a coloring agent, respectively. The peptide-based skin conditioners and skin colorants consist of a skin-binding peptide coupled to a skin conditioning agent or a colorant, respectively. The peptide-based nail colorants consist of a nail-binding peptide coupled to a coloring agent. In all these compositions, the peptide may be directly coupled to the active agent or the coupling may be via a spacer. Personal care compositions containing these peptide-based conditioners and colorants are also described.

Priority: US20030501498P Applic. Date: 2003-09-08; US20040562645P Applic. Date: 2004-04-15

Inventor: HUANG XUEYING [US]; WANG HONG [US]; WU YING [US]


Patent No.: US7220408B2  Issued: 22/May/2007

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing a particular aminosilicone and a thickener, and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL, S.A

Application No.: 10/290348   Filing Date: 08/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A novel cosmetic composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one aminosilicone of as defined herein having, for example, a contact angle ranging from 90 DEG to 180 DEG and at least one thickener, being able to afford at least one improved cosmetic property (such as lightness, disentangling, volume and sheen) and/or at least one of long-lasting and remanent effects, as well as uses of the composition, such as for washing and/or conditioning keratin materials such as the hair or the skin.

Priority: FR20010014486 Applic. Date: 2001-11-08

Inventor: DECOSTER SANDRINE [FR]; DEVIN-BAUDOIN PRISCILLE [FR]; SABBAGH ANNE [FR]


Patent No.: US7222631B2  Issued: 29/May/2007

Title: Claw clip hair fastener

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/892901   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A multiple clip hair fastener with a plurality of claw clips directly attached to the next. The clips are fastened to separate sections of hair while each clip remains directly attached.

Priority: US2002-133067 Applic. Date: 2002-04-26

Inventor: SILVA DAVID ALAN [US]


Patent No.: US7223245B2  Issued: 29/May/2007

Title: Method and apparatus for automatic non-cooperative frequency specific assessment of hearing impairment and fitting of hearing aids

Applicant/Assignee: NATUS MEDICAL, INC

Application No.: 10/353350   Filing Date: 29/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A method and device for automatically assessing loss of hearing sensitivity and compression (recruitment) with user defined frequency resolution by means of extrapolated DPOAE I/O functions and ABRs as well as for automatically fitting hearing aids without any cooperation of the subject tested using a device having a display screen attached to a handheld device generating and collecting otoacoustic emission signals and brain stem response signals into a programmed with a clinical audiogram with fitting parameters for hearing aids calculated on the basis of assessed hearing threshold and compression and identifying the type of hearing required for the individual.

Priority: US20020352966P Applic. Date: 2002-01-30

Inventor: ZOTH PETER [DE]; JANSSEN THOMAS [DE]


Patent No.: US7223384B1  Issued: 29/May/2007

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

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 09/692749   Filing Date: 20/Oct/2000

Abstract:

Cosmetic compositions comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one silicone copolymer with a dynamic viscosity ranging from 1x10<6 >to 100x10<6 >cP and at least one additional silicone. This combination can give cosmetic properties, such as at least one of smoothness, lightness, and softness, without the phenomenon of regressing keratin fibers. These compositions can be used for washing and/or conditioning a keratin material, such as the hair or the skin.

Priority: FR19990013096 Applic. Date: 1999-10-20

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


Patent No.: US7223385B2  Issued: 29/May/2007

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing a particular aminosilicone and a conditioner, and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/290409   Filing Date: 08/Nov/2002

Abstract:

A novel cosmetic composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one aminosilicone as defined herein having, for example, a contact angle with water ranging from 90 DEG to 180 DEG and at least one conditioner, being able to afford, for example, at least one improved cosmetic property (such as lightness, disentangling, volume and sheen) and/or at least one of long-lasting and remanent effects, as well as uses of the composition, such as for washing and/or conditioning keratin materials such as the hair or the skin.

Priority: FR20010014476 Applic. Date: 2001-11-08; FR20010014477 Applic. Date: 2001-11-08

Inventor: GAWTREY JONATHAN [FR]; RESTLE SERGE [FR]; DECOSTER SANDRINE [FR]; LAZZERI PASCALE [FR]


Patent No.: US7226486B2  Issued: 05/Jun/2007

Title: Ready-to-use bleaching compositions, preparation process and bleaching process

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/757502   Filing Date: 15/Jan/2004

Abstract:

Ready-to-use compositions for bleaching human keratin fibers, such as hair, comprising i) at least one anhydrous bleaching composition, in paste form, comprising at least one peroxygenated salt, at least one alkaline agent and from 1% to 35% by weight of at least one inert organic liquid, and ii) at least one oil-in-water emulsion comprising at least one first surfactant chosen from nonionic and anionic surfactants and at least one copolymer comprising (a) at least one unit derived from a salified or non-salified (meth)acrylic acid and (b) at least one unit derived from esters of (meth)acrylic acid and at least one first fatty alcohol chosen from saturated and unsaturated, linear and branched, ethoxylated C8-C30 fatty alcohols, wherein said ingredients (i) and (ii) are mixed before use

process for preparing the compositions

process for bleaching human keratin fibers using the compositions

and multicompartment devices comprising the compositions.

Priority: FR20030000455 Applic. Date: 2003-01-16; US20030441322P Applic. Date: 2003-01-22

Inventor: LEGRAND FREDERIC [FR]


Patent No.: US7226952B1  Issued: 05/Jun/2007

Title: Gel composition and its use in cosmetic compositions and the like

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 09/667420   Filing Date: 21/Sep/2000

Abstract:

A gel composition and cosmetic composition and the like that can excel in pigment and/or filler uniformity and stability and can have a good outer appearance even when further comprising a relatively large amount of pigments. A gel composition is formed by combining at least one ingredient chosen from pigments and fillers, wherein the at least one ingredient has been surface-treated by at least one water-repellent oil-repellent agent, and at least one gelling agent comprising at least one polyacrylamide-based polymer.

Priority: JP19990269452 Applic. Date: 1999-09-22

Inventor: OKAMOTO MARIKO [JP]; GOTO TATSUNARI [JP]; NADAUD JEAN-FRANCOIS [JP]


Patent No.: US7228065B2  Issued: 05/Jun/2007

Title: GEM STONE METAL DRYER

Applicant/Assignee: HELEN OF TROY LIMITED

Application No.: 11/211169   Filing Date: 24/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A hair dryer that includes a nozzle with a plurality of concentric layers including an outer, protective layer, a perforated metal layer and an inner metal layer coated with gem stone powder wherein the gem stone layer is accessible through the perforations of the metal layer to provide a round styling appliance in addition to a blow dryer.

Priority:

Inventor: CAFARO MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US7229609B2  Issued: 12/Jun/2007

Title: Diarylbutadiene-substituted methyltrialkylsilanes and photoprotective compositions comprised thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/995202   Filing Date: 24/Nov/2004

Abstract:

Novel 4,4-diarylbutadiene-substituted methyltrialkylsilanes having the structural formula (I): are useful sunscreens for UV-photoprotecting human skin against the damaging effects of UV-radiation, notably UV-A radiation.

Priority: FR20030050899 Applic. Date: 2003-11-25; US20030526988P Applic. Date: 2003-12-05

Inventor: RICHARD HERVE [FR]


Patent No.: US7229610B2  Issued: 12/Jun/2007

Title: Diarylbutadiene-substituted diorganopolysiloxanes and photoprotective compositions comprised thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/995226   Filing Date: 24/Nov/2004

Abstract:

Novel 4,4-diarylbutadiene-substituted diorganopolysiloxanes having the structural formulae (1) or (2): in which A is a radical of formula (3) below: are useful sunscreens for UV-photoprotecting human skin against the damaging effects of UV-radiation, notably UV-A radiation.

Priority: FR20030050900 Applic. Date: 2003-11-25; US20030526987P Applic. Date: 2003-12-05

Inventor: RICHARD HERVE [FR]


Patent No.: US7232844B2  Issued: 19/Jun/2007

Title: Insect repellent compounds

Applicant/Assignee: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 10/964415   Filing Date: 13/Oct/2004

Abstract:

Dihydronepetalactone, a minor natural constituent of the essential oil of catmints (Nepeta spp.) such as Nepeta cataria, has been identified as an effective insect repellent compound. Synthesis of dihydronepetalactone may be achieved by hydrogenation of nepetalactone, the major constituent of catmint essential oils. This compound, which also has fragrance properties, may be used commercially for its insect repellent properties.

Priority: US2003-392455 Applic. Date: 2003-03-19; US20020366147P Applic. Date: 2002-03-20

Inventor: HALLAHAN DAVID L [US]


Patent No.: US7235231B2  Issued: 26/Jun/2007

Title: Cosmetic composition comprising a block copolymer

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA CHIMIE

Application No.: 10/317810   Filing Date: 12/Dec/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition comprising at least one diblock copolymer, as well as to the use of the said diblock copolymer as a modifier of properties of cosmetic compositions, more preferably of compositions for the skin and/or the hair. The diblock copolymer comprises two blocks, block A and block B, wherein block A is a polycationic block and block B is a neutral block.

Priority: US20010340375P Applic. Date: 2001-12-12

Inventor: BAVOUZET BRUNO [FR]; DESTARAC MATHIAS [FR]; HERVE PASCAL [US]; WILCZEWSKA AGNIESZKA ZOFIA [PL]


Patent No.: US7238210B2  Issued: 03/Jul/2007

Title: Non-oxidative hair coloring using yogurt

Applicant/Assignee: QUEST INTERNATIONAL SERVICES B.V

Application No.: 10/505144   Filing Date: 20/Aug/2004

Abstract:

A non-oxidative hair coloring composition, comprises yogurt or yogurt-derived material. The invention also provides a method of improving the coloring effects of non-oxidative hair coloring compositions, comprising application to the hair (during or after dyeing) of yogurt or a yogurt-derived material. The invention also covers use of yogurt or yogurt-derived material in a hair care composition for the purpose of improving the coloring effects of a non-oxidative hair dye. The invention can be put into effect by incorporating yogurt or yogurt-derived material into a hair care composition for use during non-oxidative dying of hair (i.e. a non-oxidative hair coloring composition) where it acts to improve dye deposition onto hair, or into a composition for use on hair after dyeing by a non-oxidative method, e.g. a shampoo or conditioner composition, to help maintain the color of dyed hair.

Priority: GB20020004131 Applic. Date: 2002-02-22; WO2003GB00476 Applic. Date: 2003-02-04

Inventor: WATKINS STEPHEN [GB]; EYRE HEATHER [GB]


Patent No.: US7238305B2  Issued: 03/Jul/2007

Title: Thermally resistant adhesive

Applicant/Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V

Application No.: 10/552813   Filing Date: 11/Oct/2005

Abstract:

A sol-gel material with metal particles which can be used as a conductive adhesive for systems that have a high operating temperature is disclosed. The material is especially suitable for appliances equipped with a flat heating element, such as steam irons.

Priority: WO2003SG00104 Applic. Date: 2003-04-15; WO2004IB50399 Applic. Date: 2004-04-05

Inventor: NEMETH SANDOR [SG]; BOEHMER MARCEL RENE [NL]; CNOSSEN GERARD [NL]


Patent No.: US7238375B1  Issued: 03/Jul/2007

Title: Composition and method to promote human hair growth

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/905168   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2004

Abstract:

This invention relates to a composition of matter for producing hair growth and preventing hair loss in humans and the method for using said composition. The composition comprises four complexes and a carrier liquid, mixed together and added to any topical treatment or produced as an ingestible dietary supplement. Complexes 1, 2, and 3 are comprised of substances that prevent hair loss while Complex 4 promotes hair growth. Complex 1 is comprised of octyl butyrate and glutaminpeptides. Complex 2 comprises a mixture of minerals, plant extracts, vitamin B6, and linolenic acid. Complex 3 comprises a mixture of Ginkgo biloba extract, emu oil, a source of silicon, and a blend of amino acids. Complex 4 comprises a mixture of several plant extracts. The product should be used by the consumer at regular intervals, preferably 5 to 7 times per week in the form of a serum.

Priority:

Inventor: PERRY STEPHEN C [US]


Patent No.: US7238377B2  Issued: 03/Jul/2007

Title: Use of an oil of the gourd family for inhibiting 5 alpha-reductase activity

Applicant/Assignee: LABORATOIRES EXPANSCIENCE

Application No.: 10/482280   Filing Date: 29/Dec/2003

Abstract:

The invention concerns the use of at least an oil derived from the seeds of the gourd family selected from the group consisting of Lagenaria, Luffa and Momordica, for preparing a composition designed to inhibit 5alpha-reductase activity, and the use of said oil for preparing a composition for treating prostatic hypertrophy, prostatic adenoma, acne, hyperseborrhea, alopecia, and hirsutism. The invention also concerns cosmetic treatment methods, in particular for greasy skin. The invention further concerns the use of at least an oil derived from seeds of the gourd family in a nutritional food composition for humans and/or animals as additive for inhibiting 5alpha reductase activity.

Priority: FR20010008648 Applic. Date: 2001-06-29; WO2002FR02277 Applic. Date: 2002-07-01

Inventor: PICCIRILLI ANTOINE [FR]; SMADJA JACQUELINE [FR]; MSIKA PHILIPPE [FR]; GRONDIN ISABELLE [FR]; PICCARDI NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US7238655B2  Issued: 03/Jul/2007

Title: Perfume encapsulates

Applicant/Assignee: QUEST INTERNATIONAL SERVICES B.V

Application No.: 10/471611   Filing Date: 12/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A perfume encapsulate comprises an aminoplast capsule, the capsule shell comprising urea-formaldehyde or melamine-formaldehyde polymer and a second polymer comprising a polymer or copolymer of one or more anhydrides, preferably ethylene/maleic anhydride copolymer. The second polymer improves the stability of the capsules with respect to surfactant, thus improving perfume retention properties and enabling use of the capsules in aqueous surfactant-containing products in a way that has not hitherto been possible.

Priority: GB20010006560 Applic. Date: 2001-03-16; WO2002GB01133 Applic. Date: 2002-03-13

Inventor: NESS JEREMY NICHOLAS [GB]


Patent No.: US7241871B2  Issued: 10/Jul/2007

Title: Method and process for the production of collagen preparations from invertebrate marine animals and compositions thereof

Applicant/Assignee: BIOSCIENCE CONSULTANTS, LLC

Application No.: 11/159677   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2005

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: US2001-999262 Applic. Date: 2001-11-28; US1997-959272 Applic. Date: 1997-10-28; US1995-405979 Applic. Date: 1995-03-17

Inventor: WOLFINBARGER JR LLOYD [US]


Patent No.: US7243661B2  Issued: 17/Jul/2007

Title: Hair styling appliance

Applicant/Assignee: HELEN OF TROY LIMITED

Application No.: 11/031990   Filing Date: 07/Jan/2005

Abstract:

A hair styling device includes two blades that are hinged together at one end thereof and provide heated plates at the opposite ends for styling hair. The blades and heated plates provide a fine straight edge at one side and a rounded edge at the opposing side.

Priority:

Inventor: LUN HERBERT [HK]; CAFARO MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US7244421B2  Issued: 17/Jul/2007

Title: Cosmetic and dermatological hair-treatment agents

Applicant/Assignee: CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH

Application No.: 10/433117   Filing Date: 17/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to cosmetic and dermatological hair treatment compositions comprising at least one copolymer. The copolymer is obtained by free-radical copolymerization of A) acryloyldimethyltaurine and/or acryloyldimethyltaurates, and B) optionally, one or more further olefinically unsaturated, noncationic comonomers, C) optionally, one or more olefinically unsaturated, cationic comonomers, D) optionally, one or more silicon-containing component(s), E) optionally, one or more fluorine-containing component(s), F) optionally, one or more macromonomers, G) optionally, the copolymerization taking place in the presence of at least one polymeric additive, H) with the proviso that component A) is copolymerized with at least one component selected from one of the groups D) to G).

Priority: DE20001059827 Applic. Date: 2000-12-01; WO2001EP13862 Applic. Date: 2001-11-28

Inventor: LOEFFLER MATTHLAS [DE]; MORSCHHAEUSER ROMAN [DE]; GLAUDER JAN [DE]


Patent No.: US7246623B2  Issued: 24/Jul/2007

Title: Methods and devices for applying hair extensions

Applicant/Assignee: HAIRLOCS, INC HAIRLOCS EXTENSION SYSTEM, INC

Application No.: 11/213286   Filing Date: 26/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A system for applying hair extensions to natural hair growing on the scalp of an individual comprises flared cylindrical tubes, a threading hook and a crimping tool. The threading tool is used to feed scalp hair through the flared tube. The hair extension is then inserted into the flared end or the tube and the tube is crushed flat trapping the threaded scalp hair and hair extension within the crushed structure. The removal of the hair extension is facilitated by use of a removal tool designed to open the crimped flared tube.

Priority: US2003-355580 Applic. Date: 2003-01-30

Inventor: ARROYO MARISOL S [US]; ARROYO JOSE R [US]


Patent No.: US7250174B2  Issued: 31/Jul/2007

Title: Cosmetic, personal care, cleaning agent, and nutritional supplement compositions and methods of making and using same

Applicant/Assignee: SCHOTT AG

Application No.: 09/818466   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The present invention involves new cosmetic, personal care, cleaning agent, biocidal agent, functional food, and nutritional supplement compositions. These new compositions incorporate bioactive glass into cosmetics, personal care items, cleaning agents, biocidal agents, functional foods, and nutritional supplements. The present invention also involves methods of making and methods of using such compositions.

Priority: US20000192216P Applic. Date: 2000-03-27; US20000197162P Applic. Date: 2000-04-14; US1999-456196 Applic. Date: 1999-12-07; US1999-456195 Applic. Date: 1999-12-07

Inventor: LEE SEAN [DE]; KESSLER SUSANNA [DE]; FORBERICH OLIVER [DE]; BUCHWAR CLAIRE [DE]; GREENSPAN DAVID C [US]


Patent No.: US7253141B2  Issued: 07/Aug/2007

Title: Musk odorant compounds

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 11/413456   Filing Date: 27/Apr/2006

Abstract:

The present invention discloses keto derivatives of 5,5,6,7,8,8-hexamethyl-hexahydronaphthalene or keto-epoxy derivatives of 5,5,6,7,8,8-hexamethyl-octahydronaphthalene which are useful perfuming ingredients having a musky-earthy character.

Priority: WO2003IB05630 Applic. Date: 2003-11-28; WO2004IB03628 Applic. Date: 2004-11-04

Inventor: FEHR CHARLES [CH]


Patent No.: US7253982B1  Issued: 07/Aug/2007

Title: Dynamic shock detection in disk drive using hair trigger timer

Applicant/Assignee: MAXTOR CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/110098   Filing Date: 19/Apr/2005

Abstract:

Dynamically detecting off-track errors in a disk drive by adjusting transducer head position control parameters in response to shock events. In an embodiment, shock events with large magnitude trigger a severe shock timer which lengthens the write fault before write operations resume. In another embodiment, a lower shock threshold is used following an initial shock event. In yet another embodiment, a lower shock threshold is used if an accumulated average position error of the transducer head is large.

Priority: US2000-639567 Applic. Date: 2000-08-15

Inventor: BRUNNETT DON [US]; PURKETT JOHN [US]; LIIKANEN BRUCE [US]


Patent No.: US7255853B2  Issued: 14/Aug/2007

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.: 10/804128   Filing Date: 19/Mar/2004

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; US2002-174485 Applic. Date: 2002-06-19

Inventor: RICHARD HERVE [FR]; LUPPI BERNADETTE [FR]


Patent No.: US7255870B2  Issued: 14/Aug/2007

Title: Composition containing a semicrystalline polymer, uses thereof, and method for making

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/347338   Filing Date: 21/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A composition containing an aqueous phase dispersed in an oily phase, at least one emulsifier with an HLB value ranging from 1 to 8, at least one organic powder, and, in the oily phase at least one semicrystalline polymer with organic structure that is solid at room temperature and that has a melting point of less than 70 DEG C., the said polymer comprising a) a polymer skeleton and b) at least one crystallizable organic side chain and/or at least one crystallizable organic sequence forming part of the said polymer skeleton, the polymer having a number-average molecular weight of greater than 2,000. This composition can especially constitute a cosmetic cream, having a very pleasant texture when applied to the skin, or a stick, especially a makeup-removing stick.

Priority: FR20020000883 Applic. Date: 2002-01-24; FR20020000885 Applic. Date: 2002-01-24; FR20020002357 Applic. Date: 2002-02-25; FR20020002358 Applic. Date: 2002-02-25; US20020356173P Applic. Date: 2002-02-14; US20020355824P Applic. Date: 2002-02-13

Inventor: LENNON PAULA [FR]; LORANT RALUCA [FR]


Patent No.: US7256170B2  Issued: 14/Aug/2007

Title: Spiro compounds as perfuming ingredients

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 10/680138   Filing Date: 08/Oct/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the perfumery industry. It concerns more particularly an alcohol, ester, ether or ketone derivative having a spiro-type skeleton, the latter being substituted by short alkyl groups. The invention also relates to the use of the invention compounds as perfuming ingredients, able to impart a woody and/or aromatic, as well as to the perfumed articles or perfuming compositions comprising as active ingredient a compound of formula (I).

Priority: WO2002IB04217 Applic. Date: 2002-10-14

Inventor: VIAL CHRISTIAN [FR]; MORETTI ROBERT [CH]; CHARPILLOZ ALAIN [CH]; FANKHAUSER PETER [CH]; FANTINI PIERO [CH]


Patent No.: US7258123B2  Issued: 21/Aug/2007

Title: Claw clip hair fastener

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/892902   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A multiple clip hair fastener that comprises three or more claw clips attached together by spacer bands. The spacer bands are substantially rigid and are attached to each clip in such a manner as to restrict the movement of each clip from moving out of alignment in at least one direction. The clips can move in an up and down direction and not a side by side direction

this allows each clip to be attached one at a time to the hair, while the other clips are kept up and out of the way, while continuing to stay in alignment.

Priority: US2002-133067 Applic. Date: 2002-04-26

Inventor: SILVA DAVID ALAN [US]


Patent No.: US7258852B2  Issued: 21/Aug/2007

Title: Cosmetic compositions containing a methacrylic acid copolymer and an oil, and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/237666   Filing Date: 10/Sep/2002

Abstract:

Cosmetic compositions comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one crosslinked methacrylic acid/C1-C4 alkyl acrylate copolymer, at least one oil chosen from synthetic oils, C3-C14 acid esters comprising in total less than 20 carbon atoms, and plant oils with a palmitoleic acid content of greater than or equal to 0.2% by weight of the oil. These compositions can be used for washing and/or conditioning keratin materials such as the hair or the skin.

Priority: FR20010011743 Applic. Date: 2001-09-11

Inventor: MAUBRU MIREILLE [FR]


Patent No.: US7259131B2  Issued: 21/Aug/2007

Title: Mild, moisturizing cleansing compositions

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

Application No.: 10/894891   Filing Date: 20/Jul/2004

Abstract:

Compositions used for cleansing hair and skin based on the combination of a sulfosuccinate surfactant and an amphoteric surfactant are described that are very mild but do not compromise in-use properties and economy. A route to solve the intrinsic instability of such aqueous compositions in storage has been developed based on the use of sulfosuccinic acid or a salt of sulfosuccinic acid present in an amount of at least about 4% based on the weight of the sulfosuccinate surfactant.

Priority:

Inventor: FAN SHIMEI [US]; KIM ESTHER [US]; KRUSE TODD M [US]; VASUDEVAN TIRUCHERAI V [US]


Patent No.: US7261000B2  Issued: 28/Aug/2007

Title: Methods of assessing characteristics of fibrous substrates and treating fibrous substrates

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/113468   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2005

Abstract:

A method of assessing damage of a fibrous substrate comprises the steps of: (a) providing said fibrous substrate having a length, a root end, and a tip end

(b) providing a means for assessing substrate moisture content

(c) using said means for assessing substrate moisture content to obtain at least a first measured moisture content value for said fibrous substrate at a first position along the length of said fibrous substrate and a second measured moisture content value for said fibrous substrate at a second position along the length of said fibrous substrate

(d) comparing said measured moisture content values with each other to obtain a measured moisture content differential

and (e) correlating said measured moisture content differential to a substrate damage value for said fibrous substrate. A method of treating a fibrous substrate comprises the steps of: (a) assessing damage of the fibrous substrate according to the method described above to obtain a correlated substrate damage value for the fibrous substrate

(b) using the correlated substrate damage value to select at least one appropriate substrate treatment composition

and (c) applying the appropriate substrate treatment composition to the fibrous substrate.

Priority: US20040565696P Applic. Date: 2004-04-26

Inventor: SHERMAN FAIZ FEISAL [US]; GARTSTEIN VLADIMIR [US]; KEMP HELEN ROCHELLE [US]; STURGIS THOMAS A [US]


Patent No.: US7262157B2  Issued: 28/Aug/2007

Title: Cationic cassia derivatives and applications therefor

Applicant/Assignee: LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC

Application No.: 10/874296   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2004

Abstract:

This invention relates to cationically derivatized polycalactomannans obtained from cassia tora and cassia obtusifolia and to their use in personal care, household care, and institutional care compositions.

Priority: US20030479793P Applic. Date: 2003-06-19

Inventor: UTZ FERDINAND [DE]; LEPILLEUR CAROLE A [US]; TAMARESELVY KRISHNAN [US]; CHIARELLI JOSEPH A [US]; SCHMUCKER-CASTNER JULIE F [US]; MYERS MICHAEL P [US]; HASMAN JR DANIEL F [US]; VONDRUSKA BRIAN J [US]; WILBER WILLIAM R [US]; LUO HONG [US]; MARCHANT NANCY S [US]; SHUSTER FRANCINE [US]


Patent No.: US7262158B1  Issued: 28/Aug/2007

Title: Cleansing compositions comprising a liquid silicone and ester mixture

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 09/604563   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.: US7264004B2  Issued: 04/Sep/2007

Title: Hair drying/styling device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/922090   Filing Date: 19/Aug/2004

Abstract:

A hair drying/styling device which combines a uniquely designed rotating hairbrush and blow dryer into a single product. The present invention simplifies the popular styling technique of brushing hair while applying the blow dryer, by allowing the user to completely disregard the blow dryer, as this operation is automated by the product. The user has the comfort of performing both of these vital tasks with one hand, providing the other hand with the freedom necessary to part and prepare each section of the hair for treatment. Furthermore, the present invention introduces a new rotating hairbrush specifically designed to prevent tangling and overheating of the hair-two of the most common complaints with users of prior art.

Priority: US20030496788P Applic. Date: 2003-08-21

Inventor: DJULBEGOVIC DZENANA [US]


Patent No.: US7264639B2  Issued: 04/Sep/2007

Title: Composition for Dyeing Human Hair

Applicant/Assignee: KPSS-KAO PROFESSIONAL SALON SERVICES GMBH

Application No.: 11/470378   Filing Date: 06/Sep/2006

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; US2004-791920 Applic. Date: 2004-03-02

Inventor: CARRASCAL ISABEL VEGA [ES]; NOECKER BERND [DE]


Patent No.: US7268108B2  Issued: 11/Sep/2007

Title: Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone derivatives and cosmetic application thereof

Applicant/Assignee: INSTITUT EUROPEAN DE BIOLOGIE CELLULAIRE

Application No.: 10/503090   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to peptides of formula (I) R-V<1>-Ala<2>-His<3>-X<4>-Y<5>-Trp<5>-NH2 wherein R represents a hydrogen atom or a protective group which can be chosen from among a benzoyl group, a tosyl group, a benzene sulfonyl group, a benzyloxycarbonyl group or a pyridinepropionyl group

V represents a natural amino acid or not chosen from among norleucine, norvaline and 2-N-Me-norleucine, X represents a natural amino acid or not having an aromatic character chosen from among phenylalanine, 1-naphtylalanine, 2-naphtylalanine, phenylglycine, benzothienylalanine, 4,4'-biphenylalanine, 3,3-diphenylalanine, homophenylalanine, indanylglycine, 4-methylphenylalanine, thienylalanine, p-nitrophenylalanine, halogenophenylalanine of configuration L or D

Y represents a natural amino acid of configuration L, having a basic character chosen from among arginine, lysine or ornithine, the enantiometers or diastercoisomers, and the mixtures thereof, including racemic mixtures. The invention also relates to a method for the preparation and application thereof in the field of therapeutics or cosmetics.

Priority: FR20020001202 Applic. Date: 2002-02-01; WO2003FR00300 Applic. Date: 2003-01-31

Inventor: PINEL ANNE-MARIE [FR]


Patent No.: US7276088B2  Issued: 02/Oct/2007

Title: Hair coloring and cosmetic compositions comprising carbon nanotubes

Applicant/Assignee: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 11/093533   Filing Date: 30/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The invention provides new hair colorant and cosmetic compositions comprising carbon nanotubes that have either been chemically functionalized or physically modified to increase their affinity for hair.

Priority: US20040562507P Applic. Date: 2004-04-15

Inventor: HUANG XUEYING [US]; KOBOS ROBERT K [US]; XU GANN [US]


Patent No.: US7278432B2  Issued: 09/Oct/2007

Title: Attachable/detachable supplemental hair accessory

Applicant/Assignee: CELEBRITY SIGNATURES INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 10/861434   Filing Date: 04/Jun/2004

Abstract:

A hair accessory includes a first comb, a second comb, at least one connecting member connecting the first comb to the second comb, and a plurality of hair strands extending from the connecting member. A method for fabricating a hair accessory is also described.

Priority:

Inventor: LANE TERESA [US]


Patent No.: US7279153B2  Issued: 09/Oct/2007

Title: Hair treatment composition containing a combination of three different film-forming hair-fixing polymers

Applicant/Assignee: WELLA AG

Application No.: 10/349709   Filing Date: 23/Jan/2003

Abstract:

The hair treatment composition for providing a flexible long-lasting hair fixing contains a combination of at least three film-forming, hair-fixing polymers. This hair treatment composition contains at least one amphoteric polymer, at least one anionic polymer and at least one nonionic vinyl lactam homopolymer or copolymer. The at least one amphotenc polymer is formed from at least one monomer, which has at least one neutralized or non-neutmlized acid group, and from at least one other monomer, which has at least one neutralized or non-neutralized amine group. The anionic polymer is built up from at least one radically polymerizable ethylenicaily unsaturated carboxylic acid, such as acrylic or methacrylic acid.

Priority:

Inventor: GAENGER KLAUS [DE]; FLORIG ELLEN [DE]


Patent No.: US7279449B2  Issued: 09/Oct/2007

Title: Hair shampoo containing pregelatinized, cross-linked starch derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: BEIERSDORF AG

Application No.: 10/511123   Filing Date: 29/Jun/2005

Abstract:

The present invention is a polymer-containing cosmetic hair shampoo comprising one or more pregelatinized, crosslinked starch derivatives. Preferably, the hair care agent further comprises one or more polymers. In one embodiment, the polymer includes cationic polymers. In another embodiment, the polymer includes nonionic, amphoteric, or anionic polymers.

Priority: DE20021016497 Applic. Date: 2002-04-11; WO2003EP03680 Applic. Date: 2003-04-09

Inventor: ALBRECHT HARALD [DE]; HEITMANN BIRGIT [DE]; RUPPERT STEPHAN [DE]


Patent No.: US7279542B2  Issued: 09/Oct/2007

Title: Polymeric particles and fragrance delivery systems

Applicant/Assignee: FIRMENICH SA

Application No.: 11/147632   Filing Date: 07/Jun/2005

Abstract:

Polymeric micro- and nano-capsules formed of a spherical single hydrophobic polymer, chemically functionalised at their surface so as to comprise hydrophilic moieties thereon are disclosed. The capsules are susceptible of absorbing a perfume and of being optionally coated with an amphiphilic copolymer. They allow the preparation of perfume delivery systems, which provide a slow release of perfuming materials while improving the substantivity of the perfume on a substrate.

Priority: EP20030001871 Applic. Date: 2003-01-29; WO2004IB00200 Applic. Date: 2004-01-22

Inventor: OUALI LAHOUSSINE [FR]; LATRECHE DJAMILA [FR]


Patent No.: US7284557B1  Issued: 23/Oct/2007

Title: Hair styling tool

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/793633   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2004

Abstract:

A hair styling tool for performing weaves without leaving a bulky and unkempt look and without damaging hair including a housing having a plurality of compartments formed therein. The hair styling tool includes a plurality of hair styling tools each having interior ends and exterior ends. The interior ends are pivotally coupled with the housing whereby each of the hair styling tools being removably positionable within the plurality of compartments in a closed orientation. Each of the plurality of hair styling tools have a styling tool portion disposed on the exterior ends thereof.

Priority:

Inventor: WILLIAMS VICKIE [US]


Patent No.: US7285262B2  Issued: 23/Oct/2007

Title: Natural sunlight photostable composition

Applicant/Assignee: TANNING RESEARCH LABORATORIES, INC

Application No.: 10/887464   Filing Date: 08/Jul/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to photostable compositions that provide protection from ultraviolet radiation ("UVR"). The invention particularly relates to the sunscreens avobenzone, octocrylene and oxybenzone, forming a triplet sunscreen combination. Compositions of the present invention are generally substantially free of substantial amounts of other sunscreens. The triplet combination surprisingly provides and substantially maintains the initial SPF value of the sunscreen composition throughout the period of UVR exposure. Compositions of the invention are photostable such that each of sunscreen active in the triplet combination does not appreciably photodegrade. The present invention accurately communicates the amount of UVR photoprotection actually provided in natural sunlight and minimizes the amount of potential harmful free radicals formed as byproducts of photodegradation.

Priority: US20030486194P Applic. Date: 2003-07-11

Inventor: LOTT DENNIS LEE [US]


Patent No.: US7285264B2  Issued: 23/Oct/2007

Title: Peptide-based body surface coloring reagents

Applicant/Assignee: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 11/389948   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2006

Abstract:

Peptides have been identified that bind with high affinity to body surfaces, such as, hair, skin, nails, teeth, gums, and oral cavity surfaces. Diblock and triblock peptide-based body surface coloring reagents formed by coupling a body surface binding peptide to a pigment binding peptide, either directly or through a spacer, are described. The peptide-based body surface coloring reagents may be used in conjunction with pigments to color body surfaces.

Priority: US2005-074473 Applic. Date: 2005-03-08; US2004-935642 Applic. Date: 2004-09-07; US20030501498P Applic. Date: 2003-09-08

Inventor: O'BRIEN JOHN P [US]; WANG HONG [US]; WU YING [US]


Patent No.: US7287532B2  Issued: 30/Oct/2007

Title: Device for application of hair curlers

Applicant/Assignee: WIK FAR EAST LTD

Application No.: 11/075563   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2005

Abstract:

An application handling device 1 for rolling hair curlers 2 into hair comprising a grip section 3 , at least one shaft 5 projecting from the grip section 3 for the torque-tight reception of a hair curler 2 , and a hair retention finger 8 , extending in its closed position parallel to the shaft 5 , forming with the shaft 5 a hair reception and laid out swivelably with respect to the shaft 5 for opening and closing the hair reception, is characterized thereby that with the application handling device 1 is associated an ionization device 9 with a high-voltage generator 10 and at least one ion-emitting electrode 12 electrically connected to the high-voltage generator 10 ,

the at least one electrode 12 with respect to the disposition of its at least one ion-emitting end 13 is developed for the ion emission directly onto the hair 14 wound about a hair curler 2 retained by the application handling device.

Priority: DE200420003593U Applic. Date: 2004-03-09

Inventor: HAFEMANN KLAUS [DE]


Patent No.: US7287533B2  Issued: 30/Oct/2007

Title: Hair curling device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/121788   Filing Date: 04/May/2005

Abstract:

A heatable hair curling device includes a plurality of hair curlers for winding up human hair and a thermally insulating carrier for retaining the curlers and insulating the curlers from heat loss prior to individual curler use. Each curler includes an elongate casing of flexible material having opposite first and second ends attachable to each other, a body, and an axial length. A heat absorbent material is contained within the body of each curler. The thermally insulating carrier has a length and includes an interior and an exterior piece of flexible heat-safe material. The interior piece of flexible heat-safe material is attached to the exterior piece of flexible heat-safe material. A center strap is disposed along the length of the interior piece the carrier and includes a lower and an upper piece of flexible heat-safe material.

A heating element is contained between the interior and exterior pieces of flexible heat-safe material of the carrier and between the lower and upper pieces of flexible heat-safe material of the center strap.

Priority: US2003-458757 Applic. Date: 2003-06-10

Inventor: MACKINDER VIVIENNE J [US]


Patent No.: US7288264B1  Issued: 30/Oct/2007

Title: Contact-killing antimicrobial devices

Applicant/Assignee: SURFACINE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.L.C

Application No.: 09/617566   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2000

Abstract:

Contact killing antimicrobial articles, devices and formulations are described which kill microorganisms on contact. The articles, devices or formulations contain a non-leaching antimicrobial material which is a unique combination of an organic matrix having biocidal metallic materials non-leachably associated with the matrix. The antimicrobial material may used to form an antimicrobial coating or layer on a surface of the article or device, or may be dispersed in a vehicle or carrier to form a topical antiseptic or disinfectant, or solid shape having contact killing antimicrobial properties. When a microorganism contacts the article, device, or formulation, the biocidal metallic material is transferred to the microorganism in amounts sufficient to kill it.

Priority: US1998-151495 Applic. Date: 1998-09-11; US1996-742580 Applic. Date: 1996-10-28; US1996-663269 Applic. Date: 1996-12-13; WO1994US14636 Applic. Date: 1994-12-19; US1994-220821 Applic. Date: 1994-03-31; US1993-170510 Applic. Date: 1993-12-20

Inventor: SAWAN SAMUEL P [US]; SHALON TADMOR [US]; SUBRAMANYAM SUNDAR [US]; YURKOVETSKIY ALEXANDER [US]


Patent No.: US7288507B2  Issued: 30/Oct/2007

Title: Malodor counteractant compounds

Applicant/Assignee: GIVAUDAN SA

Application No.: 11/202718   Filing Date: 12/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A composition is provided for MOC that contains compounds with the structure: wherein R<1 >is a hydrogen, an alkyl, an alkoxy, or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group

R<2 >is an alkyl having greater than 6 carbons, a substituted aryl, or unsubstituted aryl. Preferably these compounds have a low odor intensity. These compounds may be used with other MOC ingredients that act synergistically or additively with them.

Priority: US2003-457586 Applic. Date: 2003-06-09

Inventor: MCGEE THOMAS [US]; PURZYCKI KENNETH LEO [US]; VEDANTAM VENKATESWARA KUMAR [SG]; TAN TEE YONG [SG]; CALLF JOHN [SG]


Patent No.: US7291323B1  Issued: 06/Nov/2007

Title: Silicone lubricating and conditioning compositions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/746641   Filing Date: 29/Dec/2003

Abstract:

The invention is directed to compositions that provide outstanding lubrication and conditioning to fibers. Key to the invention is the realization that the there must be (a) an alkoxylated silicone compound, and (b) a specific mono functional ester made from a capped polyoxyalkylene glycol compound. Combinations of these two specific materials properly chosen will result in lubricating and conditioning compositions that are effective and highly efficacious.

Priority:

Inventor: O'LENICK JR ANTHONY J [US]


Patent No.: US7294342B2  Issued: 13/Nov/2007

Title: Ectoparasite asphyxiator compositions and methods for their application

Applicant/Assignee: SUMMERS LABORATORIES, INC

Application No.: 10/336457   Filing Date: 04/Jan/2003

Abstract:

Water-soluble or water-dispersible, substantially air-impermeable, pharmacologically acceptable, liquid barrier compositions for treating ectoparasite infestations on animal skin and hair, wherein the compositions contain at least one monohydric aralkyl alcohol to prevent the ectoparasites from closing their respiratory systems, and wherein the compositions are free from pesticides.

Priority: US2002-195048 Applic. Date: 2002-07-11

Inventor: PRECOPIO MICHAEL J [US]


Patent No.: US7294612B2  Issued: 13/Nov/2007

Title: ENCAPSULATED FRAGRANCE CHEMICALS

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC

Application No.: 11/423467   Filing Date: 12/Jun/2006

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 cationic polymer, preferably a cationic starch and guar.

Priority: US2003-720574 Applic. Date: 2003-11-24; US2003-460610 Applic. Date: 2003-06-12; US2002-268566 Applic. Date: 2002-10-10

Inventor: POPPLEWELL LEWIS MICHAEL [US]; LEE KAIPING DANIEL [US]; PLUYTER JOHAN GERWIN LODEWIJK [US]; BRAIN JOSEPH [NL]; ZHEN YUEQIAN [US]


Patent No.: US7296580B1  Issued: 20/Nov/2007

Title: Hair styling apparatus

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/225633   Filing Date: 12/Sep/2005

Abstract:

Apparatus 10 discloses a plurality of hair curlers 40 having means for engaging a hair curling appliance comprising a handle assembly 12 having curler engaging and disengaging means, a circuit for producing a volume of heated air, control means for energizing and de-energizing the circuit, an actuator for engaging a temperature burst and means for tapping a power source. The housing incorporates a handle assembly 12 containing a heating element for electrically heating the air in use, an on/off switch 24 , quick release ring 26 and temperature burst button 20 . At one distal end of the curling wand 12 is a curler attachment port 30 that allows the user to insert a curler 14 and release the curler by a quick release ring 26 . The assembly 12 allows for the use of a variety of different size and style curlers 14 . A storage case 38 is provided.

Priority:

Inventor: SBARDELLA DONNA [US]


Patent No.: US7297678B2  Issued: 20/Nov/2007

Title: Use of repeat sequence protein polymers in personal care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: GENENCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 10/800179   Filing Date: 12/Mar/2004

Abstract:

A personal care composition is provided and includes an effective amount of a repeat sequence protein polymer. The personal care composition may be a hair care composition, a skin care composition, a nail care composition, a cosmetic composition, or an over-the-counter pharmaceutical composition.

Priority: US20030454077P Applic. Date: 2003-03-12

Inventor: KUMAR MANOJ [US]; CUEVAS WILLIAM A [US]


Patent No.: US7297717B2  Issued: 20/Nov/2007

Title: Emulsion cosmetic

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/842161   Filing Date: 26/Apr/2001

Abstract:

An oil-in-water type emulsion cosmetic which contains (A) a hydrophilic surface active agent, (B) an oily component and (C) water, and weight ratio of the component (B) is 10 or more based on 1 of the component (A).

Priority: JP20000128176 Applic. Date: 2000-04-27; JP20000277471 Applic. Date: 2000-09-13

Inventor: IWAI HIDETAKA [JP]; SANO TOMOHIKO [JP]


Patent No.: US7300648B2  Issued: 27/Nov/2007

Title: Polyorganosiloxane emulsion composition and a cosmetic material made therefrom

Applicant/Assignee: DOWECORNING TORAY SILICONE, CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/475377   Filing Date: 21/Oct/2003

Abstract:

A polyorganosiloxane emulsion composition characterized by comprising (A) a polyorganosiloxane, (B) an N-acylalkyl taurine and/or a salt thereof, and (C) water, the content of cyclic organosiloxane oligomers in said component (A) being within 3.5 wt. %, and a cosmetic raw material characterized by consisting of said polyorganosiloxane emulsion composition. The emulsion composition is characterized by superior cosmetic functionality in terms of moisture and smoothness.

Priority: JP20010130923 Applic. Date: 2001-04-27; WO2002JP04182 Applic. Date: 2002-04-25

Inventor: HAMACHI TADASHI [JP]; OZAKI MASARU [JP]; TANAKA HIDEFUMI [JP]


Patent No.: US7300649B2  Issued: 27/Nov/2007

Title: COSMETIC AND COSMECEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR RESTORATION OF SKIN BARRIER FUNCTION

Applicant/Assignee: GENEPHARM, INC

Application No.: 11/275994   Filing Date: 08/Feb/2006

Abstract:

Compositions, kits and methods are provided for restoring skin barrier function to skin exposed to environmental elements and/or in a pathological condition. In general, divalent cations such as calcium ions and/or magnesium ions are included in a physiologically acceptable medium. In some embodiments, divalent cations are balanced with monovalent cations such as sodium and potassium ions at appropriate ratios in order to maintain the homeostasis of skin barrier. The compositions, kits and methods can be used as cosmetics, cosmeceuticals or pharmaceuticals for improving skin condition, and preventing or treating dermatological diseases and skin disorders.

Priority: US20050652196P Applic. Date: 2005-02-11

Inventor: TANOJO HANAFI [US]; HUANG XINFAN [US]


Patent No.: US7300912B2  Issued: 27/Nov/2007

Title: Foaming cleansing preparation and system comprising coated acid and base particles

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/201566   Filing Date: 10/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A foaming cleansing preparation and system that produce a high quality, self-sustaining foam immediately upon exposure to water without physical agitation or rubbing is provided. The inventive cleansing preparation is made up of at least one dry acid, at least one dry base, and at least one liquid film-forming cleansing agent. When the cleansing preparation is exposed to water, the acid(s) and the base(s) will react to form a gas and the cleansing agent(s) will form a liquid film, and the gas and the liquid film will then interact to form or generate a foam. The inventive cleansing system is made up of a plurality of delivery particles, with each such delivery particle containing one or more components of the inventive cleansing preparation.

Priority:

Inventor: FIORE ROBERT A [US]; HUANG SAMUEL J [US]


Patent No.: US7303149B1  Issued: 04/Dec/2007

Title: Automatic spray gun

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/723444   Filing Date: 20/Mar/2007

Abstract:

An automatic spray gun includes a cylinder for disposing a motor and a turbine therein and sealed by a sealing cap and an outer cap, a sleeve perpendicularly integrated with lower periphery of the cylinder, a container cap integrated with an under side of the sleeve for covering a paint container, a Y-shaped pressing means suspended from an axial rod on a top of the sleeve, a nozzle with a group of fittings engaged in the sleeve, a fist half handle integrated to the bottom of the cylinder and combined with a second half handle by screws, a tube, a hair switch and a number of electric wires disposed in the handle for connection of electric power to the motor through the switch which controls the rotation of the motor.

Priority:

Inventor: HUANG JUNG-KUN [TW]


Patent No.: US7305269B2  Issued: 04/Dec/2007

Title: Skin/hair treatment technique

Applicant/Assignee: PROVENTURE (FAR EAST) LIMITED

Application No.: 10/879804   Filing Date: 29/Jun/2004

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.

The interface conductors may be (1) smoothly rounded, (2) include teeth, (3) spherical or hemispherical (4) include multiple rounded nodules. The housings for the conditioner may be (1) elongated and somewhat flattened, (2) of elongated cylindrical shape, or (3) of a compact configuration similar to a door knob. The interface conductors and conditioning system may have a releasable latch, and spring arrangements for ejecting the interface conductor when the latch is released.

Priority: US2002-268401 Applic. Date: 2002-10-10

Inventor: COOK STUART A [US]; GIMELLI BRUNO [CH]; DOYLE JR JAMES N [US]


Patent No.: US7306790B2  Issued: 11/Dec/2007

Title: Two-phase hair gel

Applicant/Assignee: WELLA AG

Application No.: 10/479327   Filing Date: 01/Apr/2004

Abstract:

The object of the invention is a hair-treatment agent in the form of a two-phase gel, containing comminuted particles of a firm and shape-retaining gel based on a carrageenan-containing aqueous base in a fluid polyol matrix. The gel is a clear product with properties of a hair wax or hair cream and it can be dispensed, sprayed or foamed from a suitable container by means of a propellant.

Priority: DE20011027104 Applic. Date: 2001-06-02; WO2002EP04807 Applic. Date: 2002-05-05

Inventor: KALBFLEISCH AXEL [DE]; KRAUSE THOMAS [DE]; SENDELBACH GERHARD [DE]; BEYER ANGELIKA [DE]; BAECKER SABINE [DE]; PFAFFERNOSCHKE MATTHIAS [CH]


Patent No.: US7306809B2  Issued: 11/Dec/2007

Title: Optically activated particles for use in cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: LIPO CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/243060   Filing Date: 13/Sep/2002

Abstract:

Optically activated particles for use in cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions are disclosed. The optically activated particles include a solid substrate having a fluorescent compound fixed thereto, and coated or encapsulated with a transparent or translucent coating of crosslinked polyvinyl alcohol. The optically activated particles absorb light at a UV wavelength and emit visible light at longer wavelengths, and are able to both absorb and scatter light in a diffuse manner in order to reduce the visual perception of skin imperfections, including cellulite, wrinkles, shadows, skin discolorations, blotchiness, and mild scars.

Priority:

Inventor: SOJKA MILAN F [US]; ORTEGA LYDIA [US]


Patent No.: US7307050B2  Issued: 11/Dec/2007

Title: Aqueous hair cleansing composition comprising a sulfate surfactant mixture and an amino-modified silicone

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/313740   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2005

Abstract:

An aqueous hair cleansing composition made up of a sulfate surfactant, at least one amino-modified silicone and/or at least one water soluble cationic polymer, and a silicon oil.

Priority: JP20040379726 Applic. Date: 2004-12-28; JP20040380127 Applic. Date: 2004-12-28

Inventor: TERADA EIJI [JP]


Patent No.: US7309481B2  Issued: 18/Dec/2007

Title: Natural sunlight photostable composition

Applicant/Assignee: TANNING RESEARCH LABORATORIES, INC

Application No.: 11/052397   Filing Date: 07/Feb/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to photostable compositions that provide protection from ultraviolet radiation ("UVR"). The invention particularly relates to the sunscreens avobenzone, octocrylene and oxybenzone, forming a triplet combination. Compositions of the present invention are free of diesters or polyesters of naphthalene dicarboxylic acid and also are substantially free of substantial amounts of other sunscreens and substantial amounts of optimizing agents. Sunscreens of the invention may be essentially free of, or free of, lower monohydric alcohol and/or acrylates/C12-22 alkylmethacrylate copolymer in an effective non-pilling amount used to gel a C1-C4 alcohol. The triplet combination surprisingly provides and substantially maintains the initial SPF value of the sunscreen composition throughout the period of UVR exposure.

Compositions of the invention are photostable such that each of sunscreen active in the triplet combination does not appreciably photodegrade. The present invention accurately communicates the amount of UVR photoprotection actually provided in natural sunlight.

Priority:

Inventor: LOTT DENNIS LEE [US]


Patent No.: USD557863S1  Issued: 18/Dec/2007

Title: Heated hair styling device

Applicant/Assignee: THANE INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 29/286586   Filing Date: 10/May/2007

Abstract:

The ornamental design for a design of a portable hair styling mirror, as shown and described.

Priority:

Inventor: TUKULJ-POPOVIC SLADJANA [CA]; PIKSA JELENKO [CA]


Patent No.: US7312037B2  Issued: 25/Dec/2007

Title: Identification of the gene and mutation responsible for progressive rod-cone degeneration in dog and a method for testing same

Applicant/Assignee: CORNELL RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC

Application No.: 11/157743   Filing Date: 21/Jun/2005

Abstract:

Tools and methods are provided for determining whether or not a dog is genetically normal, is a carrier of, or is affected with or predisposed to progressive rod-cone degeneration. The method is based on the detection of a transversion from G to A at position corresponding to nucleotide position 1298 of SEQ ID NO: 1.

Priority: US20040581499P Applic. Date: 2004-06-21

Inventor: AGUIRRE GUSTAVO [US]; ACLAND GREGORY M [US]; ZANGERL BARBARA [US]; GOLDSTEIN ORLY [US]; PEARCE-KELLING SUSAN [US]; FELIX JEANETTE S [US]; SIDJANIN DUSKA J [US]


Patent No.: US7312249B2  Issued: 25/Dec/2007

Title: Vitamin D analogues

Applicant/Assignee: GALDERMA RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, S.N.C GALDERMA RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Application No.: 11/066795   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2005

Abstract:

Novel biaromatic vitamin D analogues have the general formula (I): and are suited for a wide variety of pharmaceutical applications, whether in human or veterinary medicine, and also for cosmetic applications.

Priority: WO2003EP10159 Applic. Date: 2003-08-25; FR20020010620 Applic. Date: 2002-08-27; US20020407716P Applic. Date: 2002-09-04

Inventor: BIADATTI THIBAUD [FR]; THOREAU ETIENNE [FR]; VOEGEL JOHANNES [FR]; JOMARD ANDRE [FR]

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US Patents granted from 1999 to 2000
US Patents granted from 1995 to 1998
US Patents granted from 1990 to 1994
US HAIR STYLING PATENTS GRANTED IN 2007
This list includes patent documents published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The list was retrieved by using a refined search strategy on the claims section of all
patent applications. Salient search terms included formulations and compositions such as hair spray, aerosol, gel, mousse, pomade, conditioner, highlighter, volumizer, frizz control, spritz,
hair dressings as well as formulation ingredients including hair fixative polymers, conditioning polymers, quaternized polymers, polysaccharides and gums, vinyl, acrylate and
methacrylate-based fixatives, propellants, anticorrosion agents, surfactants, silicone oils, herbals, styling devices and innovative delivery vehicles.
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