US Patents in Skin Care Formulation Granted in 2009

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US PATENTS IN SKIN CARE GRANTED IN 2009



Patent No.: US7472560B2  Issued: 06/Jan/2009

Title: Lightweight non-bulky personal cooling device

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/182902   Filing Date: 18/Jul/2005

Abstract:

A lightweight, non-bulky personal cooling device consists of a (1) first length of flexible tubing adapted to fit around the wearer's torso or another of the wearer's body parts, which tubing contains at least two perforations and desirably a series thereof that are situated to facilitate air cooling of the torso or other body part and connect at both ends to (2) a T or Y-shaped connector having an additional inlet to which is connected (3) a second length of flexible tubing which is unperforated and is in turn connected (4) to a hand operatable air aspirator member whereby air is drawn in through the second flexible tubing and through the T or Y connector to the first flexible tubing from which air exits to the skin of the wearer and cools it. The preferred air aspirator is a sphygmanometer which can be carried in a pocket, or in a pouch attached to the wearer.

Priority:

Inventor: KARCH JACKIE SHAWN [US]; KARCH DIANE MARIE [US]


Patent No.: US7473251B2  Issued: 06/Jan/2009

Title: Methods for creating tissue effect utilizing electromagnetic energy and a reverse thermal gradient

Applicant/Assignee: THERMAGE, INC

Application No.: 10/404971   Filing Date: 31/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A method of creating a tissue effect at a tissue site delivers electromagnetic energy through a skin surface from an electromagnetic energy delivery device coupled to an electromagnetic energy source. At least one of the electromagnetic energy delivery device or electromagnetic energy source includes a memory. A reverse thermal gradient is created through the skin surface to sufficiently heat an underlying tissue site to provide that a temperature of the skin surface is lower than a temperature of the underlying tissue. Information is stored from the memory to facilitate operation of at least one of the electromagnetic energy delivery device or the electromagnetic energy source. Electromagnetic energy is applied through the skin surface to the underlying tissue. A tissue effect is created on at least a portion of the tissue site.

Priority: US2003-400187 Applic. Date: 2003-03-25; US2002-072475 Applic. Date: 2002-02-06; US2002-072610 Applic. Date: 2002-02-06; US2000-522275 Applic. Date: 2000-03-09; US2001-026870 Applic. Date: 2001-12-20; US1999-337015 Applic. Date: 1999-06-30; US1997-942274 Applic. Date: 1997-09-30; US1997-914681 Applic. Date: 1997-08-19; US1997-827237 Applic. Date: 1997-03-28; US1996-583815 Applic. Date: 1996-01-05; US19990123440P Applic. Date: 1999-03-09

Inventor: KNOWLTON EDWARD W [US]; WEBER BRYAN [US]; LEVINSON MITCHELL [US]


Patent No.: US7473434B2  Issued: 06/Jan/2009

Title: Maca extract and cosmetic composition containing such an extract

Applicant/Assignee: LABORATOIRES EXPANSCIENCE

Application No.: 10/561271   Filing Date: 17/Jun/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a method for extracting substances from maca, to the obtained extract, to a cosmetic and pharmaceutical composition containing said extract, and to the use thereof as an anti-aging cosmetic agent. The method is characterized by a step involving the use of an enzymatic hydrolysis of proteins.

Priority: FR20030007388 Applic. Date: 2003-06-19; WO2004FR01505 Applic. Date: 2004-06-17

Inventor: PICCARDI NATHALIE [FR]; PICCIRILLI ANTOINE [FR]; MSIKA PHILIPPE [FR]; PAUL FRANCOIS [FR]


Patent No.: US7473673B2  Issued: 06/Jan/2009

Title: Hydrophilic structured bar compositions comprising individually coated flat platy particles, each having surface deposition chemistry mechanism

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

Application No.: 11/370267   Filing Date: 07/Mar/2006

Abstract:

The invention relates to both compositions comprising flat platy particles wherein the particles individually have deposition system (i.e., cationic polymers and anionic surfactant) on them.

Priority:

Inventor: POLONKA JACK [US]; CARNALI JOSEPH ORESTE [US]; SHAH PRAVIN [US]; PATEL RAJESH [US]; SHAFER GEORGIA [US]; MOADDEL TEANOOSH [US]


Patent No.: US7473816B2  Issued: 06/Jan/2009

Title: Multilayer moisture management fabric

Applicant/Assignee: LOHMANN & RAUSCHER, INC

Application No.: 10/848256   Filing Date: 18/May/2004

Abstract:

A multilayer breathable moisture management and compressive device, having a laminate material that includes a thin, hydrophillic polyurethane foam coated on both surfaces with an adhesive. A stretchable elastomeric polymer layer is bonded to each of the adhesive surfaces. The polymer layers preferably are microfibers having a greater number of filaments on a skin engaging side than on an opposite side thereof. The resulting device draws moisture from the skin whereby moisture generated by the underlying skin is absorbed into the device and is thereafter conveyed into the polyurethane foam and then into the outer polymer layer such that the moisture is permitted to evaporate from the surface of the device.

The device may be used as a sleeve for providing compression especially during exercise or may be used as a wound dressing or the like, providing moisture management and/or heat retention under compression.

Priority:

Inventor: HALL MICHAEL R [US]


Patent No.: US7476141B2  Issued: 13/Jan/2009

Title: Toy balloon saber

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/509430   Filing Date: 25/Aug/2006

Abstract:

A toy balloon saber is provided. The toy balloon saber equipped with a lightening means according to the current application is comprised of a blade part that is comprised of an elastic plastic balloon, a handle part that is comprised of a hand pump, which also works as a flash light. The balloon blade is in a contracted state when not in use. When a user want to use the toy balloon saber, air is pumped into the balloon to tighten the balloon and make it stiff. The flash light is turned on when the saber is used. An air outlet is open when the blade is to be contracted. Another embodiment of the current invention is a toy balloon saber without any lightening means.

Priority:

Inventor: HOM YOUNG JESSE [US]


Patent No.: US7476379B1  Issued: 13/Jan/2009

Title: Emu-based formulations for the treatment of damaged skin by inhibiting microbial and fungal activity

Applicant/Assignee: PEARSON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT LIMITED

Application No.: 11/353535   Filing Date: 13/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A formula for use in treating skin aliments includes from about 20 to about 75 wt % emu oil

from about 0.10 to 33 wt % benzyl alcohol

from about 0.10 to about 33 wt % benzoin derivative

from about 0.2 to about 2 wt % allantoin

from about 0.25 to about 1.25 wt % methylparaben

from about 1.0 to about 13 wt % alkyl esters

and from about 0.01 to about 0.30 wt % propylparaben. The formula can be applied to skin of animals or humans with skin ailments. The formula can be applied is various manners, such as through an enhanced oil, a spray, an elastomeric device, a wipe, a lotion, an ointment, a cream, a gel or combinations thereof.

Priority: US2004-752820 Applic. Date: 2004-01-07

Inventor: PEARSON MAURINE [US]; BARR TERESA LEIGH [US]


Patent No.: US7476699B2  Issued: 13/Jan/2009

Title: Amino- and hydroxysubstituted triphenyl-S-triazines as stabilizers

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORP

Application No.: 11/891554   Filing Date: 10/Aug/2007

Abstract:

The present invention provides compounds having the formula: in which R is hydrogen, hydroxy, halogen, C1-C20-alkyl, C4-C12cycloalkyl, C2-C20alkenyl, C2-C20alkynyl, C1-C20-alkoxy, C4-C12cycloalkoxy, C2-C20alkenoxy, C2-C20alkynoxy or C7-C13aralkyl

R1 and R2, independently, are hydrogen, C1-C20alkyl, C4-C12cycloalkyl, C7-C13 aralkyl, -C(-O)-R4 (in which R4 is C1-C20alkyl, C2-C20alkyl interrupted by 1 to 6 oxygen atoms, hetero-substituted C1-C20alkyl, C4-C12cycloalkyl, C2-C20alkenyl, C2-C20alkynyl, C1-C20-alkoxy, C4-C12cycloalkoxy, C2-C20alkenoxy, C2-C20alkynoxy, C6-C12 aryl, C6-C12 aryloxy or C7-C13 aralkyl), or -C(-O)-NH-R1 in which R1 has its previous significance

and R3 is hydrogen, halogen, hydroxy, C1-C20alkyl, C4-C12cycloalkyl, C2-C20alkenyl, C2-C20alkynyl, C1-C20-alkoxy, C4-C12cycloalkoxy, C2-C20alkenoxy, C2-C20alkynoxy, phenyl, C7-C13 aralkyl or -N(R1)(R2) in which R1 and R2 have their previous significance, or R1 and R2 together form a C4-C12 membered ring. The new triphenyltriazine compounds have improved absorption spectrum characteristics and superior resistance to exposure to UV light, relative to known triphenyltriazine compounds.

Priority: GB19960006970 Applic. Date: 1996-04-02; US2001-013885 Applic. Date: 2001-12-11; US2000-651615 Applic. Date: 2000-08-30; US1998-155560 Applic. Date: 1998-09-30; WO1997EP01331 Applic. Date: 1997-03-17

Inventor: REINEHR DIETER [DE]; METZGER GEORGES [FR]; MICHAELIS PETER [FR]; LUTHER HELMUT [DE]


Patent No.: US7477767B2  Issued: 13/Jan/2009

Title: Systems and methods for analyzing skin conditions of people using digital images

Applicant/Assignee: BRIGHTEX BIO-PHOTONICS, LLC

Application No.: 11/476278   Filing Date: 27/Jun/2006

Abstract:

Systems and methods are provided for analyzing skin conditions using digital images. The method comprises acquiring a white-light image and an ultraviolet ("UV") image of at least a portion of a body surface, such as a person's face, each of the white-light and UV images including a plurality of pixels and each pixel in the UV image corresponding to a respective pixel in the white-light image. The method further comprises identifying skin-pixels in the white-light and UV images, and obtaining results associated with at least one skin condition using information in the skin pixels in the first white light and UV images.

Priority: US2005-232452 Applic. Date: 2005-09-20

Inventor: CHHIBBER RAJESHWAR [US]; CHHIBBER ASHUTOSH [US]; SHARMA SHEFALI [US]


Patent No.: US7477938B2  Issued: 13/Jan/2009

Title: Device for delivery of active agents to barrier membranes

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON COSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 10/610242   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2003

Abstract:

The present invention features a device having a barrier membrane contacting surface, the device containing: a power source

a first conductive electrode

a second conductive electrode

and a carrier containing an active agent

wherein the power source is in electric communication with the first conductive electrode and the second conductive electrode, wherein the first conductive electrode and the second conductive electrode are in ionic communication with the carrier, and wherein the carrier is in communication with the barrier membrane contacting surface.

Priority:

Inventor: SUN YING [US]; LIU JUE-CHEN [US]; WU JEFFREY M [US]


Patent No.: US7477940B2  Issued: 13/Jan/2009

Title: Methods of administering an active agent to a human barrier membrane with galvanic generated electricity

Applicant/Assignee: J&J CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 10/874916   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2004

Abstract:

The present invention features a method of administering an active agent to a human barrier membrane by applying to the membrane a device including a housing having the barrier membrane contacting surface, a first conductive electrode, a second conductive electrode, and a carrier containing the active agent

wherein the first conductive electrode is in electric communication with the second conductive electrode, wherein the first conductive electrode and the second conductive electrode are in ionic communication with the carrier, and wherein the carrier is in communication with the barrier membrane through the barrier membrane contacting surface, wherein the difference of the standard potentials of the first conductive electrode and the second conductive electrode is at least 0.2 V and wherein the electrons that pass between the first conductive electrode and the second conductive electrode are generated as a result of such difference of the standard potentials.

Priority: US2003-685282 Applic. Date: 2003-10-14; US2003-609727 Applic. Date: 2003-06-30

Inventor: SUN YING [US]; WU JEFFREY [US]; LIU JUE-CHEN [US]


Patent No.: US7479287B2  Issued: 20/Jan/2009

Title: Methods of inhibiting proliferation of cells

Applicant/Assignee: I.B.R., ISRAELI BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH, LTD

Application No.: 11/496877   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2006

Abstract:

A dormant preparation (DC) is provided which is capable of inhibiting proliferation of various kinds of cells. The preparation comprises an extract which is obtained from cells or tissue originating in an organism capable of entering a phase of dormancy in at least one of its parts and comprises at least one substance which induces or maintains the state of dormancy in the organism from which the cells or tissue are derived. The DC may be used for a variety of indications including human medicine and cosmetics, plant growth control and food preservation.

Priority: IL19970120291 Applic. Date: 1997-02-23; IL19970120292 Applic. Date: 1997-02-23; IL19970121320 Applic. Date: 1997-07-16; US2003-465911 Applic. Date: 2003-06-20; US2001-915768 Applic. Date: 2001-07-27; US1999-367898 Applic. Date: 1999-11-29; WO1998IL00085 Applic. Date: 1998-02-23

Inventor: SOUDANT ETIENNE [FR]; BEZALEL LEA [IL]; ZIV MEIRA [IL]; PERRY INON [IL]


Patent No.: US7480530B2  Issued: 20/Jan/2009

Title: Device for treatment of barrier membranes

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 10/609727   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2003

Abstract:

The present invention features a device having a barrier membrane contacting surface, the device containing: a power source

a first conductive electrode

a second conductive electrode

and a carrier

wherein the power source is in electric communication with the first conductive electrode and the second conductive electrode, wherein the first conductive electrode and the second conductive electrode are in ionic communication with the carrier, and wherein the carrier is in communication with the barrier membrane contacting surface.

Priority:

Inventor: SUN YING [US]; LIU JUE-CHEN [US]; WU JEFFREY M [US]


Patent No.: US7481591B2  Issued: 27/Jan/2009

Title: Application for cosmetic product

Applicant/Assignee: GEKA BRUSH GMBH

Application No.: 11/501063   Filing Date: 09/Aug/2006

Abstract:

In an applicator for a cosmetic product comprising a rod and an application surface made of a relatively soft material and extending obliquely to the longitudinal axis of the rod, provision is made for said application surface to be formed by a plurality of cones arranged parallel to each other, wherein a fictitious outer envelope and the height of the cone define an application volume for a relatively highly viscous cosmetic product from 10 to 60 mm3.

Priority: EP20050017438 Applic. Date: 2005-08-11

Inventor: DUMLER NORBERT [DE]


Patent No.: US7482023B2  Issued: 27/Jan/2009

Title: Hygiene tissue with lactic acid producing bacterial strains

Applicant/Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB

Application No.: 10/689762   Filing Date: 22/Oct/2003

Abstract:

A hygiene tissue is used for both cleaning and transferring lactic acid producing bacteria to the skin and urogenital area. The hygiene tissue contains, on separate parts of the tissue, cleaning liquid and a bacterial composition. Bacterial viability and transfer ability is maintained by suspending the bacteria in a lipid which protects the bacteria from moisture. The lipid also enhances transfer of the bacteria from the tissue to the skin or urogenital area. Different designs of the hygiene tissue prevent the mixing of the cleaning liquid and the bacterial composition.

Priority: US20030437742P Applic. Date: 2003-01-03

Inventor: RUNEMAN BO [SE]; FORSGREN-BRUSK ULLA [SE]; FERNFORS INGEMAR [SE]


Patent No.: US7482314B2  Issued: 27/Jan/2009

Title: Microdermabrasion composition and kit

Applicant/Assignee: ORCHID SCIENTIFIC, INC

Application No.: 10/195008   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A microdermabrasion composition is provided. The composition preferably has 2-60 weight percent surfactant, 5-60 weight percent volatile silicone oil, 8-50 weight percent anhydrous solvent, and 1-25 weight percent water soluble salt. The water soluble salt is most preferably sodium chloride. The composition is effective and safe for in-home microdermabrasion. A kit including such a microdermabrasion composition and an applicator sponge, and a method of microdermabrasion are also provided.

Priority:

Inventor: GRIMES PEARL E [US]; PALEFSKY IRWIN [US]; KLEIN KEN [US]; WILSON NI KITA [US]


Patent No.: US7485183B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2009

Title: Pigment mixture, and the use thereof in cosmetics and in the foods and pharmaceuticals sector

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 10/810671   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2004

Abstract:

Pigment mixtures which have at least two components, where component A comprises effect pigments based on glass flakes and component B comprises flake-form, needle-shaped, spherical or crystalline colorants or fillers, and to the use thereof, in particular in cosmetic formulations and for the coloring or as a coating of products in the foods and pharmaceuticals sector are described.

Priority: DE20031029780 Applic. Date: 2003-07-01; DE20031013981 Applic. Date: 2003-03-27

Inventor: HOCHSTEIN VERONIKA [DE]; SCHOEN SABINE [DE]


Patent No.: US7485195B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2009

Title: High-strength hot-rolled steel sheet excellent in shape fixability and method of producing the same

Applicant/Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION ARCELOR FRANCE

Application No.: 10/561133   Filing Date: 28/Jun/2004

Abstract:

A high-strength hot-rolled steel sheet excellent in shape fixability having ferrite or bainite as the phase of the largest volume percentage, satisfying all of the following at least at 1/2 sheet thickness: a mean value of X-ray random intensity ratio in the orientation component group of {100}<011> to {223}<110> to X-ray random diffraction intensity ratio of at least 2.5

a mean value of X-ray random intensity ratio in the three crystal orientation components of {554}<225>, {111}<112>, and {111}<110> to X-ray random diffraction intensity ratio of 3.5 or less

an X-ray intensity ratio to X-ray random diffraction intensity ratio at {100}<011> of at least the X-ray random intensity to X-ray random diffraction intensity ratio at {211}<011>

and an X-ray random intensity ratio to X-ray random intensity ratio diffraction intensity ratio at {100}<011> of at least 2.5, having at least one of an r-value of the rolling direction and an r-value of a direction perpendicular to the rolling direction of not more than 0.7, having an anisotropy DeltauE1 of uniform elongation of not more than 4%, having an anisotropy DeltaLE1 of local elongation of at least 2%, and having an DeltauE1 of not more than the DeltaLE1.

Priority: JP20030182675 Applic. Date: 2003-06-26; JP20040092280 Applic. Date: 2004-03-26; WO2004JP09465 Applic. Date: 2004-06-28

Inventor: SUGIURA NATSUKO [JP]; TAKAHASHI MANABU [JP]; YOSHINAGA NAOKI [JP]; KIMURA KEN [JP]


Patent No.: US7485315B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2009

Title: Compositions comprising a compound of low solubility and a lipophilic amino acid derivative, uses thereof and process for dissolving a compound of low solubility

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/179231   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a process for dissolving at least one compound of low solubility in water, the said process comprising the essential step of mixing the compound of low solubility with at least one lipophilic amino acid derivative. The invention also relates to a cosmetic or dermatological composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least one compound of low solubility and at least one lipophilic amino acid derivative. Among the compounds of low solubility that are especially included are aminophenol derivatives, salicylic acid derivatives, 2-amino-4-alkylaminopyrimidine 3-oxide derivatives and DHEA, and also its chemical or metabolic derivatives and precursors.

Priority: FR20010008428 Applic. Date: 2001-06-26; FR20010008429 Applic. Date: 2001-06-26; FR20010008430 Applic. Date: 2001-06-26; FR20010008431 Applic. Date: 2001-06-26

Inventor: GUIRAMAND CAROLE [FR]; CAPLAIN DOMINIQUE [FR]; CHEVALIER VERONIQUE [FR]; SIMONNET JEAN-THIERRY [FR]; RICHART PASCAL [FR]


Patent No.: US7485316B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2009

Title: Wet-skin treatment compositions using specific gum and acrylate systems for enhanced rheology

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

Application No.: 11/036442   Filing Date: 14/Jan/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to wet skin treatment compositions having specific gum and acrylate dispersion stabilizer systems providing enhanced rheology (e.g., lotion-like rheology and spreadability) relative to other wet skin compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: SABIN ROBERT [US]; PAREDES ROSA [US]; MINER PHILIP EDWARD [US]; BARROW STEPHEN ROY [US]; WOLCHESKI JEFFREY SCOTT [US]


Patent No.: US7485373B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2009

Title: LOTIONED TISSUE PRODUCT WITH IMPROVED STABILITY

Applicant/Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC

Application No.: 10/659968   Filing Date: 11/Sep/2003

Abstract:

Tissue products, such as bath tissue and facial tissue, comprising an improved lubricating formulation are disclosed. The lubricating formulation is applied to at least one surface of the tissue product and is stable at elevated temperatures, remains on or near the surface of the tissue product prior to use, and readily transfer the user=s skin upon use. The lubricating formulations described herein have a melt point viscosity of from about 5000 cPs to about 1,000,000 cPs, and a process temperature viscosity of from about 50 cPs to about 50,000 cPs. The lubricating formulations comprise an emollient, a structurant, a rheology enhancer, and other optional components.

Priority:

Inventor: KRZYSIK DUANE G [US]; BALDWIN STEPHEN [US]; NOGAJ BOZENA [US]


Patent No.: US7485750B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2009

Title: Hydroxamic Acid Derivatives and the Preparation Method Thereof

Applicant/Assignee: AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/919131   Filing Date: 21/Mar/2006

Abstract:

The present invention provides hydroxamic acid derivatives represented by the formula, having antioxidation, collagen biosynthesis promotion and skin pore contraction effects, and a method for preparation thereof. Further, the present invention provides skin-care external compositions for preventing skin aging, containing said hydroxamic acid derivatives represented by the formula as an active ingredient.

Priority: KR20050035986 Applic. Date: 2005-04-29; WO2006KR01019 Applic. Date: 2006-03-21

Inventor: RHO HO SIK [KR]; BAEK HEUNG SOO [KR]; LEE JEONG A [KR]; PARK CHANG MAN [KR]; KIM DUCK HOO [KR]; CHANG IH SOOP [KR]; LEE OK SUB [KR]


Patent No.: US7486989B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2009

Title: Device for delivery of oxidizing agents to barrier membranes

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 10/609849   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2003

Abstract:

The present invention features a method of treating infection in a barrier membrane by applying to the membrane a device having a barrier membrane contacting surface that administers an oxidizing agent to the barrier membrane, wherein the device contains: a power source

a first conductive electrode, wherein the first conductive electrode is an inert anode

a second conductive electrode, wherein the second conductive electrode is a cathode

and a carrier containing water

wherein the power source is in electric communication with the first conductive electrode and the second conductive electrode, wherein the first conductive electrode is in ionic communication with the carrier, wherein the oxidizing agent is generated by electric current passing from the first conductive electrode through the carrier, and wherein the carrier is in communication with the barrier membrane contacting surface.

Priority:

Inventor: SUN YING [US]; LIU JUE-CHEN [US]; WU JEFFREY M [US]


Patent No.: US7488697B2  Issued: 10/Feb/2009

Title: Skin care article

Applicant/Assignee: GEORGIA-PACIFIC FRANCE

Application No.: 10/574126   Filing Date: 31/Mar/2006

Abstract:

The invention relates to a skin care article exhibiting a scrub cleaning effect by friction and comprising at least one first and one second external layer made of a fibrous material. The inventive article is characterized in that the first layer (10, 10', 10'') forms an absorbing cushion and substantially consists of low-micronaire cellulose fibers, in particular less than 8, and the second layer (20, 20', 20'') is substentially consists of high-micronaire fibers, in particular of micronaire higher than 8, said layers being selected from the following materials: flax, ramie, sisal, jute and hemp separate or mixed.

Priority: FR20030011560 Applic. Date: 2003-10-02; WO2004FR02475 Applic. Date: 2004-09-30

Inventor: LOUIS DIT PICARD BERNARD [FR]; GREGOIRE PHILIPPE [FR]


Patent No.: US7488707B2  Issued: 10/Feb/2009

Title: Structured surfactant compositions

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA INC

Application No.: 11/436914   Filing Date: 18/May/2006

Abstract:

An aqueous structured surfactant composition, contains water, one or more anionic surfactants, and one or more alkoxylated nonionic surfactants, wherein at least one alkoxyl unit per molecule of the alkoxylated nonionic surfactants is a propoxyl unit or a butoxyl unit, exhibits shear-thinning viscosity, is capable of suspending water insoluble or partially water soluble components, and is mild to the eyes and skin.

Priority: US20050682965P Applic. Date: 2005-05-20

Inventor: FRANTZ SEREN [US]; WARBURTON STEWART ALEXANDER [US]


Patent No.: US7491193B2  Issued: 17/Feb/2009

Title: Personal care apparatus with at least two suction nozzles

Applicant/Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V

Application No.: 10/317570   Filing Date: 12/Dec/2002

Abstract:

A personal care apparatus (1) is provided with a suction nozzle configuration (4) which has two different suction nozzles (15, 22) with two different suction sections (27, 26), wherein the suction nozzles (15, 22) are held adjustably in relation to each other along a path of motion (16) which is preferably perpendicularly to their suction sections (27, 26), so that by means of an adjustment of this type in each case one of the suction nozzles (15, 22) may be adjusted with its suction section (27, 26) into an operating position permitting suctorial interaction with an area of the skin.

Priority: EP20010000762 Applic. Date: 2001-12-17

Inventor: PUTZER ARTHUR [AT]


Patent No.: US7491709B2  Issued: 17/Feb/2009

Title: Treatment with hyaluronic acid

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/477532   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates, generally, to methods of providing long-term minimization of wrinkles or folds in the skin by injecting a bolus of hyaluronic acid deep into the skin. The methods of the present invention are particularly beneficial for improving the contours of the cheeks, filling folds under the eyes, and providing the visual effect of a chin implant, without requiring the use of surgical procedures.

Priority: US20050695446P Applic. Date: 2005-07-01

Inventor: CAREY WAYNE [CA]


Patent No.: US7494492B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2009

Title: Skin treatment device

Applicant/Assignee: THERATIVE, INC

Application No.: 11/216595   Filing Date: 30/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A compact hand held device is provided that can be safely used by those suffering from acne, blemished skin or fine wrinkles. The hand held device includes an on/off switch and a button that pulses the device when it is placed on the target site. A battery within the device powers a circuit board and drives a short pulse of current through a heating element, which heats up to approximately 300 DEG C. in less than 0.1 sec. Thermal conduction transfers the heat to the skin and causes a biological response that accelerates acne clearing, treats blemished skin or fine wrinkles. The total heat transferred is low enough to prevent burns. Application of acne treatment creams and gels further accelerates treatment

Priority: US20040634904P Applic. Date: 2004-12-10

Inventor: DA SILVA LUIZ B [US]; CHOI GEORGE [US]; NEEV JOSEPH [US]


Patent No.: US7494643B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2009

Title: Method and topical composition for the treatment of hyperpigmented skin

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/624227   Filing Date: 22/Jul/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to novel, topically applied, cosmetic/dermatological compositions for the treatment of hyperpigmentation disorders and photodamaged human skin. The subject compositions combat hyperpigmented skin. In addition, the compounds described can be used in the treatment of many other pathologies. Due to a high degree of gentleness, along with potent antioxidant and moisturizing effects, the present invention can be used safely in the treatment of many conditions, such as the prevention and/or treatment of melasma, freckles, age spots (lentigo senilis) and photodamaged skin.

Priority:

Inventor: RENDON MARTA I [US]


Patent No.: US7494672B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2009

Title: Use of guaiac wood for treating inflammation of the skin

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/716790   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2007

Abstract:

One aspect of the present invention relates to the use of an extract from guaiac wood to produce a pharmaceutical composition for treating inflammations of the skin. Another aspect of the present invention relates to the use of an extract from guaiac wood as a cosmetic.

Priority: DE200610011011 Applic. Date: 2006-03-09; DE200610042536 Applic. Date: 2006-09-11

Inventor: GESKE GUNDULA [DE]


Patent No.: US7495055B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2009

Title: Multi-purpose adhesive composition

Applicant/Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC

Application No.: 11/025317   Filing Date: 29/Dec/2004

Abstract:

An adhesive composition comprises at least a binder polymer and a water-soluble plasticizer. The binder polymer may be present in a range of about 10% to about 60% by weight of the adhesive composition, and the plasticizer may be present in the range of about 5% to about 85% by weight of the adhesive composition, such as in the range of about 40% to about 80% by weight. In some aspects, the adhesive also comprises less than 10% by weight highly-volatile component, such as about 0% to about 5% by weight. The adhesive composition can be utilized in a variety of articles, including personal care articles, health/medical articles, and household/industrial articles.

Priority:

Inventor: SOERENS DAVE ALLEN [US]; CAMPBELL STEPHEN MICHAEL [US]; SHEN JISHENG [US]; KOENIG DAVID WILLIAM [US]


Patent No.: US7498310B1  Issued: 03/Mar/2009

Title: Cosmetic or dermatological preparations comprising oligopeptides for lightening the skin of age marks and/or for preventing tanning of the skin, in particular tanning of the skin caused by UV radiation

Applicant/Assignee: BEIERSDORF AG

Application No.: 09/132799   Filing Date: 13/Aug/1998

Abstract:

Cosmetic or pharmaceutical preparations which are distinguished by an effective content of one or more monomeric or homo- or heterodimer or homo- or heterotrimeric or homo- or heterotetrameric oligopeptides, where these oligopeptides are based on a structure Val-Val-Arg-Pro SEQ ID NO:1 as homo- or heteromonomer.

Priority:

Inventor: SCHOENROCK UWE [DE]; MAX HEINER [DE]; HEARING VINCENT J [US]


Patent No.: US7501485B2  Issued: 10/Mar/2009

Title: Bioactive keratin peptides

Applicant/Assignee: KERAPLAST TECHNOLOGIES, LTD

Application No.: 10/352786   Filing Date: 28/Jan/2003

Abstract:

Compositions containing biologically active peptides are disclosed. Active peptides are isolated fragments derived from human hair or sheep wool keratin proteins. Compositions may be prepared for pharmaceutical or topical administration or for use in cosmetic preparations.

Priority: US20020352396P Applic. Date: 2002-01-28

Inventor: COWSAR DONALD R [US]


Patent No.: US7504116B2  Issued: 17/Mar/2009

Title: Hair growth inhibitor and depilation accelerator

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/973452   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a hair growth inhibitor and a depilation accelerator, each comprising a crude drug selected from Bupleuri Radix, Perillae Herba, Rhei Rhizoma and Akebiae Caulis, or an extract thereof. This inhibitor or accelerator makes it possible to inhibit the growth of body hair or promote depilation, respectively, thereby reducing the frequency of hair removal treatment. Moreover, it makes the hair body finer, thereby facilitating the removal of the hair from feet or arms.

Priority: JP20010286422 Applic. Date: 2001-09-20; JP20010286423 Applic. Date: 2001-09-20; US2002-246466 Applic. Date: 2002-09-19

Inventor: WAKISAKA ETSUJI [JP]; KITAHARA TAKASHI [JP]; TSUJI NAOKO [JP]; KUSUOKU HIROSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7504376B2  Issued: 17/Mar/2009

Title: Methods and compositions for increasing the anaerobic working capacity in tissues

Applicant/Assignee: NATURAL ALTERNATIVES INTERNATIONAL

Application No.: 10/717217   Filing Date: 18/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The invention provides compositions comprising beta-alanylhistidine peptides and beta-alanines, and methods for administering these peptides and amino acids. In one aspect, the compositions and methods cause an increase in the blood plasma concentrations of beta-alanine and/or creatine.

Priority: GB19960021914 Applic. Date: 1996-10-21; GB19960016910 Applic. Date: 1996-08-12; US2002-209169 Applic. Date: 2002-07-30; US2001-757782 Applic. Date: 2001-01-09; US1999-318530 Applic. Date: 1999-05-25; US1997-909513 Applic. Date: 1997-08-12; US20030462238P Applic. Date: 2003-04-10

Inventor: HARRIS ROGER [GB]; DUNNETT MARK [GB]


Patent No.: US7507228B2  Issued: 24/Mar/2009

Title: Device containing a light emitting diode for treatment of barrier membranes

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 10/609708   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2003

Abstract:

The present invention features a device having a barrier membrane contacting surface, the device containing: a power source

a first conductive electrode

a second conductive electrode

a first light emitting diode

and a carrier containing an active agent

wherein the power source is in electric communication with the first conductive electrode, the second conductive electrode, and the light emitting diode, and wherein the device is arranged such that light from the first light emitting diode and the carrier are in communication with the barrier membrane contacting surface.

Priority:

Inventor: SUN YING [US]; LIU JUE-CHEN [US]; WU JEFFREY M [US]; KOLLIAS NIKIFOROS [US]


Patent No.: US7507402B1  Issued: 24/Mar/2009

Title: Topical use of probiotic Bacillus spores to prevent or control microbial infections

Applicant/Assignee: GANEDEN BIOTECH, INC

Application No.: 09/509159   Filing Date: 10/Apr/1998

Abstract:

Compositions including an isolated Bacillus species, spores or an extracellular product of B. coagulans, suitable for topical application, for inhibiting growth of yeast, fungus, bacteria or Herpes simplex virus are disclosed. Methods of inhibiting growth of yeast, fungus, bacteria or Herpes simplex virus by topical application of compositions that include an isolated Bacillus species, spores or an extracellular product of a B. coagulans strain are disclosed.

Priority: WO1998US07307 Applic. Date: 1998-04-10; US1999-383975 Applic. Date: 1999-08-26; US19970044643P Applic. Date: 1997-04-18

Inventor: FARMER SEAN [US]; MIKHAIL ROBERT J [US]


Patent No.: US7509839B2  Issued: 31/Mar/2009

Title: Cosmetic kit including an indicator or sensor of ambient humidity

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 11/637106   Filing Date: 12/Dec/2006

Abstract:

A kit includes at least one of: a substance for one of ingestion by a human body and application to one of the skin, the mucous membranes, hair, and the nails

a cosmetic applicator

and a makeup accessory. The kit also includes at least one of: an indicator of ambient humidity

and a sensor of ambient humidity.

Priority: FR20030008236 Applic. Date: 2003-07-04; US2004-879176 Applic. Date: 2004-06-30; US20030490278P Applic. Date: 2003-07-28

Inventor: DURANTON ALBERT [FR]


Patent No.: US7510703B2  Issued: 31/Mar/2009

Title: UV-photoprotecting/sunscreen compositions comprising silane/siloxane derivatives of merocyanine sulfones

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 11/725485   Filing Date: 20/Mar/2007

Abstract:

Topically applicable cosmetic compositions useful for the UV-A photoprotection of the skin and/or hair contain thus effective amounts of at least one silane, siloxane or polysiloxane merocyanine sulfone having at least one of the structural formulae (1), (2) and (3) below:

Priority: FR20040052093 Applic. Date: 2004-09-20; WO2005FR02129 Applic. Date: 2005-08-24; US20040613967P Applic. Date: 2004-09-29

Inventor: RICHARD HERVE [FR]


Patent No.: US7510859B2  Issued: 31/Mar/2009

Title: Subtilisin variants with improved perhydrolase activity

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN

Application No.: 11/156062   Filing Date: 17/Jun/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to novel perhydrolases, derived from the protease Carlsberg by amino acid exchange in positions 11, 15, 21, 38, 50, 54, 58, 77, 83, 89, 93, 96, 107, 117, 120, 134, 135, 136, 140, 147, 150, 154, 155, 160, 161, 171, 179, 180, 181, 194, 205, 208, 213, 216, 217, 238, 239, 251, 253, 257, and/or 261. The invention further relates to methods for production of said novel perhydrolases, products comprising said novel perhydrolases, particularly bodycare, haircare, shampoo, hair-dyeing, hair-bleaching, oral-care, dental-dare, dental-prosthesis-care, cosmetic, therapeutic (textile) washing, cleaning, rinsing, handwash, washing-up and dish-washing products, and corresponding applications of said novel perhydrolases.

Priority: DE20021060903 Applic. Date: 2002-12-20; WO2003EP14127 Applic. Date: 2003-12-12

Inventor: WIELAND SUSANNE [DE]; POLANYI-BALD LAURA [DE]; PRUESER INKEN [DE]; STEHR REGINA [DE]; MAURER KARL-HEINZ [DE]


Patent No.: US7511030B2  Issued: 31/Mar/2009

Title: 2-Methylene-19-nor-(20S-24epi)-1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D2

Applicant/Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 11/351874   Filing Date: 10/Feb/2006

Abstract:

Compounds of formula I are provided where X1, X2, and X3 are independently selected from H or hydroxy protecting groups. Such compounds may be used in preparing pharmaceutical compositions and are useful in treating a variety of biological conditions.

Priority: US20050652044P Applic. Date: 2005-02-11

Inventor: DELUCA HECTOR F [US]; PLUM LORI A [US]; CLAGETT-DAME MARGARET [US]


Patent No.: US7514070B2  Issued: 07/Apr/2009

Title: METHOD FOR EXFOLIATING SKIN

Applicant/Assignee: EPIEN MEDICAL, INC

Application No.: 11/457353   Filing Date: 13/Jul/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an exfoliating composition. The composition comprises a mixture. The mixture comprises phenolsulfonic acid, guaiacolsulfonic acid, and optionally sulfosalicylic acid and citric acid.

Priority: US2003-443445 Applic. Date: 2003-05-21

Inventor: BASARA MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US7514092B2  Issued: 07/Apr/2009

Title: Compositions and methods of their use for improving the condition and appearance of skin

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/021073   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating, preventing and improving the condition and aesthetic appearance of skin, particularly, treating, preventing, ameliorating, reducing and/or eliminating fine lines and/or wrinkles of skin, where the compositions include natural plant constituents which increase expression levels genes associated with the dermatological signs of aging. The compositions of the invention are topically applied to the skin, or are delivered by directed means to a site in need thereof, once daily in an amount effective in improving the condition and aesthetic appearance of skin.

Priority:

Inventor: DRYER LAURENCE [US]; PTCHELINTSEV DMITRI [US]


Patent No.: US7517571B2  Issued: 14/Apr/2009

Title: Temporary tattoo for neutralizing or blocking skin imperfections

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/908416   Filing Date: 11/May/2005

Abstract:

A temporary tattoo for concealing and for blocking a permanent tattoo or other imperfections on an individual's skin includes a white opaque neutralizer base that effectively prevents read through of the underlying marking. The temporary tattoo includes at least one pigmented layer disposed on top of the white opaque neutralized base that is intended to meter the individual's skin tone and/or pigment. The temporary tattoo also includes one or more reintroduction layers disposed between the neutralized base and the at least are pigmented layer.

Priority: US20040570319P Applic. Date: 2004-05-12

Inventor: FUNKE BARBARA [US]; DONATIELLO ROXANNE [US]


Patent No.: US7517907B2  Issued: 14/Apr/2009

Title: Pharmaceutical/cosmetic compositions comprising a novel RARbeta receptor-activating ligand

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

Application No.: 11/409085   Filing Date: 24/Apr/2006

Abstract:

Novel ligand compounds having the structural formula (I): and the salts and optical/geometrical isomers thereof are suited for formulation into pharmaceutical compositions useful in human or veterinary medicine, or, alternatively, into cosmetic compositions.

Priority: FR20030012410 Applic. Date: 2003-10-23; WO2004FR02718 Applic. Date: 2004-10-22

Inventor: COLLETTE PASCAL [FR]


Patent No.: US7518005B2  Issued: 14/Apr/2009

Title: Water-soluble anti-dandruff compounds and compositions thereof

Applicant/Assignee: GALAXY SURFACTANTS LIMITED

Application No.: 11/226791   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2005

Abstract:

Water-soluble and water dispersible undecylenic amido propyl dimethyl hydroxyl ethoxy ethyl ammonium undecylenate compounds of formula I having anti-dandruff, preservative and sunscreen activity wherein R1, R2 are from C1-C6 carbon atoms, R3 is undecylenic acid, amino group is selected from dimethyl amino propyl amine. Personal care compositions comprising compounds of formula I

Priority: IN2005MU00156 Applic. Date: 2005-02-14

Inventor: PATIL SUDHIR [IN]; MHATRE DILIP [IN]; D SOUZA AVILA [IN]


Patent No.: US7518030B2  Issued: 14/Apr/2009

Title: Tissue treatment device for an extremity

Applicant/Assignee: ARIZANT HEALTHCARE INC

Application No.: 11/363137   Filing Date: 27/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A tissue treatment device suitable for use on an extremity or a portion of an extremity, such as a hand or foot, includes a cover formed as a bag, sac, or pouch, and a flexible, absorbent support member. Defined sections of the support member may be removed from the support member to form an opening therein. The support member is for being positioned within the cover to support a portion of the cover off of, and out of contact with, tissue to be treated. The cover has an open end with attachment means disposed thereon for attachment to the extremity or extremity portion that is received in the cover. The support member may be impregnated with a medicament. The removable sections allow formation of an opening that may be customized or adapted to the area of tissue that is to receive treatment.

This permits the tissue treatment device to be adapted for use with treatment areas that vary in size, shape, contour, and composition.

Priority: US2002-316611 Applic. Date: 2002-12-10; US2001-908152 Applic. Date: 2001-07-18; US1999-437388 Applic. Date: 1999-11-10

Inventor: STAPF DONALD E [US]


Patent No.: US7520004B2  Issued: 21/Apr/2009

Title: Combined cushion and protective cover and methods of forming

Applicant/Assignee: CONTOUR FABRICATORS, INC

Application No.: 11/492723   Filing Date: 25/Jul/2006

Abstract:

A combined cushion and protective covering for a patient support having a patient-supporting surface comprises a central section having length and width dimensions corresponding substantially to corresponding dimensions of the support surface. Flaps which are unitary with the central section extend from the side edges of the central section a distance beyond the side edges of the support surface. The flaps are thinner than the central section so as to depend from the central section and lie alongside the patient-supporting surface. The central section and the flaps are formed simultaneously by compressing a block of cushioning material in such manner that the central section forms a pad or cushion unitarily joined at its opposite sides to the flaps.

During the compression of the block to form the central pad and the flaps the external surfaces of the pad and flaps are heated to an extent sufficient to enable the surfaces of the pad and flaps to form a smooth, moisture proof skin.

Priority:

Inventor: CZOP MICHAEL W [US]


Patent No.: US7520872B2  Issued: 21/Apr/2009

Title: Closed wound drainage system

Applicant/Assignee: NEOGEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 10/909222   Filing Date: 30/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A portable closed wound drainage system that uses a pouch shaped dressing which is inserted into a wound. At least a portion of the outer surface of the pouch 1 is porous to allow exudates to enter. Exudates are removed from the pouch by flexible tubing which is secured inside the pouch at one end, and secured at the other end to a portable drain/suction unit. The pouch contains porous material, and may optionally contain beads and fillers which are antibacterial in nature. The tubing can have a single or multi-lumen structure with perforations in the side walls of the end of the tube that is inserted in the pouch to allow body fluids to enter laterally. The portable drain/suction unit is preferably a portable battery powered device.

The pouch and the tube are sealed by a flexible sealing material which is applied to the outer surface of the skin around the periphery of the pouch and the tubing as it exits the pouch. This sealing material is preferably a hydro-colloid, a silicone, or a lyogel, such as a hydrogel, which are easily deformable. A cosmetic cover sheet is attached to the patient's skin over the closed wound drainage system.

Priority: US2002-243004 Applic. Date: 2002-09-13; US20030481165P Applic. Date: 2003-07-31; US20040481977P Applic. Date: 2004-01-30

Inventor: BIGGIE JOHN J [US]; BIGGIE LYDIA B [US]; DAWSON JOHN A [US]


Patent No.: US7521459B2  Issued: 21/Apr/2009

Title: Method for treating damaged skin

Applicant/Assignee: METABEAUTY INC

Application No.: 10/627994   Filing Date: 28/Jul/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to a method and composition for treating aged or photo-damaged skin. In one embodiment, the invention includes using a composition comprising about 1% to about 2% of 1-isobutyl-1H-imidazo [4,5,-C] quinolin-4-amine in a topical preparation or cream. In further embodiments, the method includes identifying topical compositions that can diagnose or identify precancerous region of the skin, as well as methods for treating aged or photo-damaged skin by applying a Toll-like receptor activator, such as 1-isobutyl-1H-imidazo [4,5,-C] quinolin-4-amine.

Priority:

Inventor: BAUMANN LESLIE [US]; WELSH ESPERANZA [US]


Patent No.: US7522951B2  Issued: 21/Apr/2009

Title: Electrode arrangement

Applicant/Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V

Application No.: 10/540594   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2005

Abstract:

An electrode arrangement (10) comprises a knitted electrically conductive electrode portion (12) containing electrically conductive yarn and at least one portion (14) of moisture impermeable electrically conductive material attached to the electrode portion (12). During use the electrode portion (12) and portion of material (14) are applied to a wearers skin. The moisture impermeable material portion (14) is of silicon loaded with carbon black. The moisture impermeable portion (14) encourages perspiration of a user and the perspiration trapped between the skin and moisture impermeable portion (14) reduces skin to electrode contact resistance to increase efficiency of detection of user heart rate or other electrical signals generated by a user.

Priority: GB20020030361 Applic. Date: 2002-12-27; WO2003IB05963 Applic. Date: 2003-12-11

Inventor: GOUGH PAUL A [GB]; BICKERTON MATTHEW J [GB]


Patent No.: US7524057B2  Issued: 28/Apr/2009

Title: Finished leather covered eyewear device and method

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/820994   Filing Date: 21/Jun/2007

Abstract:

A device and method of making eyewear with distinctive leather style and comfort as well as practicality in custom covered, customer covered, or mass produced eyewear coverings utilizing a zipper, snap, or metal button attaching means or by an insert molding in an injection molding process or compression molding process incorporating a normal structural material as well as a finished leather covering material.

Priority:

Inventor: AGAZAROVA MAZAL [US]


Patent No.: US7524307B2  Issued: 28/Apr/2009

Title: Adhesive tape for an intravascular catheter

Applicant/Assignee: PERRY VENTURES, INC

Application No.: 11/154869   Filing Date: 16/Jun/2005

Abstract:

The present invention discloses an adhesive tape to secure an intravascular catheter to the skin of a patient at an intravascular site comprising: (a) a strip of tape having adhesive on all of one side except for portions at the ends, the strip of tape having a length of about 15 to about 300 mm and width of about 4 to about 30 mm

(b) two removable covers affixed near the ends of the adhesive side of the strip, wherein the removable covers are separated from each other by a centrally located portion of the strip of tape

and (c) a third removable cover affixed to the central portion of the adhesive side of the strip of tape. The subject invention further reveals a sterile intravascular starter kit, said kit being comprised of the adhesive tape for an intravascular catheter, a tourniquet, a gauze pad, an antiseptic skin preparation device, optionally a towel, and a clear occlusive dressing.

Priority: US20040583565P Applic. Date: 2004-06-28; US20050685347P Applic. Date: 2005-05-27

Inventor: DAVIS MABLE C [US]; HESSE GAIL S [US]; KITCHENS JEANIA M [US]


Patent No.: US7524485B2  Issued: 28/Apr/2009

Title: Skin lightening agents, compositions and methods

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

Application No.: 10/718988   Filing Date: 21/Nov/2003

Abstract:

Compounds of formula I, process for making same, and cosmetic compositions and methods of skin lightening using compounds of formula I as skin lightening agents: Where each A1 and/or A2 independently is =H or COR, CO2R, CONHR, the latter three having the following formula A: where R=C1-C18 saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched, hydrocarbon

and each Y1 and/or Y2 independently is H

C1-C18 saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon

or OZ, where Z=H or COR1, CO2R1, CONHR1 of formula B: and where R1=C1-C18 saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched, hydrocarbon

X is Carbon, Nitrogen, Sulfur, or Oxygen

and N is in integer between 0 and 2.

Priority: US20020432857P Applic. Date: 2002-12-12

Inventor: HARICHIAN BIJAN [US]; BARRATT MICHAEL JAMES [US]; BOSKO CAROL ANNETTE [US]; DE FLORIO VICTOR [US]; ROSA JOSE GUILLERMO [US]; TALLMAN MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US7524510B2  Issued: 28/Apr/2009

Title: Alkyl-glycoside enhanced vaccination

Applicant/Assignee: THE UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 11/360761   Filing Date: 23/Feb/2006

Abstract:

Described herein are methods for the noninvasive immunization of a subject that involve alkyl glycosides. Also described herein are compositions, kits, and devices for the noninvasive immunization of a subject.

Priority: US20050655318P Applic. Date: 2005-02-23

Inventor: ARNOLD JOHN JEFFERSON [US]; HUANG CHUN-MING [US]; MEEZAN ELIAS [US]; PILLION DENNIS J [US]; TANG DE-CHU C [US]


Patent No.: US7524800B2  Issued: 28/Apr/2009

Title: MONO-, DI- AND POLYOL PHOSPHATE ESTERS IN PERSONAL CARE FORMULATIONS

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA INC

Application No.: 12/137589   Filing Date: 12/Jun/2008

Abstract:

A hydrophilized personal care formulation, which can be in the form of a hand or body soap (liquid or bar), lipstick, body wash, makeup remover, skin cleaner, hair conditioner, skin or hair moisturizer. The formulation employs an organophosphorus material or a mixture of an organophosphorus material, for example, mono-, di-, and polyol phosphate esters.

Priority: US20070943487P Applic. Date: 2007-06-12

Inventor: FUETTERER TOBIAS JOHANNES [SG]; HOUGH LAWRENCE ALAN [US]; REIERSON ROBERT LEE [US]


Patent No.: US7524807B2  Issued: 28/Apr/2009

Title: Rinse-off personal care compositions comprising anionic and/or nonionic perfume polymeric particles

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/698871   Filing Date: 31/Oct/2003

Abstract:

Rinse-off personal care compositions comprising a perfume polymeric particle, which is useful as a delivery system for a perfume raw material ("PRM"), methods for making such personal care compositions and methods of treating substrates, such as skin and/or hair with such personal care compositions are provided.

Priority: US20020423005P Applic. Date: 2002-11-01

Inventor: CLAPP MANNIE LEE [US]; DYKSTRA ROBERT RICHARD [US]; TAYLOR REBECCA ANN [US]


Patent No.: US7524866B2  Issued: 28/Apr/2009

Title: Prevention and treatment of androgen-deprivation induced osteoporosis

Applicant/Assignee: GTX, INC

Application No.: 10/778334   Filing Date: 17/Feb/2004

Abstract:

This invention provides: 1) a method of treating androgen-deprivation induced osteoporosis and/or bone fractures and/or loss of Bone Mineral Density (BMD) in a male subject suffering from prostate cancer

2) a method of preventing androgen-deprivation induced osteoporosis and/or bone fractures and/or loss of Bone Mineral Density (BMD) in a male subject suffering from prostate cancer

3) a method of suppressing or inhibiting androgen-deprivation induced osteoporosis and/or bone fractures and/or loss of BMD in a male subject suffering from prostate cancer

and 4) a method of reducing the risk of developing androgen-deprivation induced osteoporosis and/or bone fractures and/or loss of BMD in a male subject suffering from prostate cancer, by administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising an anti-estrogen agent and/or its analog, derivative, isomer, metabolite, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, pharmaceutical product, hydrate, N-oxide, or any combination thereof.

Priority: US2003-609684 Applic. Date: 2003-07-01; US2002-305363 Applic. Date: 2002-11-27; US20010333734P Applic. Date: 2001-11-29

Inventor: STEINER MITCHELL S [US]; RAGHOW SHARAN [US]; VEVERKA KAREN A [US]


Patent No.: US7527784B2  Issued: 05/May/2009

Title: Water Washable Hair Removal (Depilatory) Compositions

Applicant/Assignee: BIODERM RESEARCH

Application No.: 11/162209   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2005

Abstract:

Cosmetic hair removal (depilatory) compositions that provide complete hair removal in a single step and easy clean-up with water are disclosed. These viscous compositions are made of a mixture of a water soluble hair binding agent, a water soluble cross-linking agent for the hair binding agent, and a water soluble crystallization inhibitor agent, whereby the cross-linking of the hair binding agent by the cross-linking agent results in water washable hair binding compositions that do not crystallize during their use or storage.

Priority:

Inventor: GUPTA SHYAM K [US]


Patent No.: US7527806B2  Issued: 05/May/2009

Title: Personal care article with distinct active zone

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

Application No.: 10/134207   Filing Date: 26/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A disposable, single-use, personal care article is disclosed having an active zone, an adjacent non-active zone, and interface therebetween

a benefit agent releasably associated with the active zone

a carrier solvent and optionally a visual indicator associated with the active zone. In one embodiment, the benefit agent, the carrier solvent, and a dye indicator are combined and applied as stripes on the article. The stripes will not substantially bleed into the adjacent non-active zone and will disappear during use of the article indicating that the benefit agent has been transferred to the skin or hair of the user.

Priority:

Inventor: GOTT ROBERT EDWARD [US]; PADLO EWA [US]; SLAVTCHEFF CRAIG STEPHEN [US]


Patent No.: US7527811B2  Issued: 05/May/2009

Title: Topical depigmenting formulations comprising an extract of bellis perennis

Applicant/Assignee: CLR CHEMISCHES LABORATORIUM DR. KURT RICHTER GMBH

Application No.: 10/584436   Filing Date: 23/Dec/2003

Abstract:

The present invention pertains to topical formulations having a depigmenting effect on human skin for cosmetic and pharmaceutical use. Moreover the present invention also provides a new process for producing an extract of Bellis perennis L. by aqueous extraction comprising fractionation and electrolyte exchange and an extract produced by the process of the present invention.

Priority: WO2003EP14851 Applic. Date: 2003-12-23

Inventor: JOHN SABRINA [DE]


Patent No.: US7527813B2  Issued: 05/May/2009

Title: Cosmetic composition containing an extract of Limnocitrus littoralis

Applicant/Assignee: LVMH RECHERCHE

Application No.: 11/805390   Filing Date: 23/May/2007

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cosmetic composition, characterized in that it contains, as active agent, an extract of Limnocitrus littoralis obtained by extraction with an extraction solvent selected from the group comprising alcohols and aqueous-alcoholic mixtures, in a cosmetically acceptable vehicle compatible with topical application. It further relates to a method of cosmetic treatment intended especially for soothing non-pathological skin manifestations of inflammatory origin and/or preventing and/or combating the effects of intrinsic and/or photoinduced ageing, comprising the application to the skin of a cosmetic composition of the invention.

Priority: FR20060052784 Applic. Date: 2006-07-04

Inventor: SAUVAN NANCY [FR]; RENIMEL ISABELLE [FR]; LAMY CECILE [FR]; DUPONT DELPHINE [FR]


Patent No.: US7528100B2  Issued: 05/May/2009

Title: Derivatized polysaccharide polymer

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA INC

Application No.: 11/282501   Filing Date: 18/Nov/2005

Abstract:

Derivatized polysaccharide polymers that contain a fructan polymer substrate bearing one or more cationic substituent groups are useful in home and fabric care applications, in oilfield applications, and in emulsion polymerization applications.

Priority: US20040629402P Applic. Date: 2004-11-19

Inventor: GUNN EUEN [US]; GABBIANELLI ALVINO [US]; CROOKS REGAN [US]; SHANMUGANANDAMURTHY KRISHNAMURTHY [US]


Patent No.: US7528122B2  Issued: 05/May/2009

Title: Vitamin D analog-NEL, methods and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 11/669029   Filing Date: 30/Jan/2007

Abstract:

Compounds of formula IA or IB are provided where X1, X2 and X3 are independently selected from H or hydroxy protecting groups and R1 is selected from straight or branched chain alkyl groups having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms

straight or branched chain alkenyl groups having from 2 to 8 carbon atoms

straight or branched chain hydroxy-substituted alkyl groups having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms

straight and branched chain hydroxy-substituted alkenyl groups having from 2 to 8 carbon atoms. Such compounds are used in preparing pharmaceutical compositions and are useful in treating a variety of biological conditions.

Priority: US20060743217P Applic. Date: 2006-02-02

Inventor: DELUCA HECTOR F [US]; CHIELLINI GRAZIA [US]; GRZYWACZ PAWEL [US]; PLUM LORI A [US]; CLAGETT-DAME MARGARET [US]


Patent No.: US7531188B2  Issued: 12/May/2009

Title: Pest-combating compositions comprising soy methyl ester

Applicant/Assignee: SMG BRANDS, INC

Application No.: 11/117271   Filing Date: 28/Apr/2005

Abstract:

A pest-combating composition including soy methyl ester, and methods of combating pests utilizing same. Such composition in a preferred formulation may also include 2-undecanone. The composition may be constituted as a spray composition, lotion, paste, or other compositional form. Pests that may be usefully combated with such composition include mosquitoes, ticks, cockroaches, thrips, deer fly, gnats, and aphids.

Priority: US20040635840P Applic. Date: 2004-12-14

Inventor: JONES JR ALLEN L [US]


Patent No.: US7531497B2  Issued: 12/May/2009

Title: Personal care composition containing a cleansing phase and a benefit phase

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/227379   Filing Date: 15/Sep/2005

Abstract:

Personal care compositions comprising a cleansing phase and a benefit phase. These products are intended to provide a multi-phase personal care composition that is packaged in physical contact while remaining stable and providing improved in-use and after-use hair and skin benefits.

Priority: US20040617392P Applic. Date: 2004-10-08

Inventor: MIDHA SANJEEV [US]; WELLS ROBERT LEE [US]; COMSTOCK BRYAN GABRIEL [US]; HEINRICH JAMES MERLE [US]; NIEBAUER MICHAEL FREDERICK [US]


Patent No.: US7531940B2  Issued: 12/May/2009

Title: Ion Introducer Employing Piezoelectric Bimorph Element

Applicant/Assignee: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD SHISEIDO CO., LTD

Application No.: 11/660749   Filing Date: 29/Jun/2005

Abstract:

A piezoelectric bimorph element two piezoelectric elements to produce an electromotive force by imparting a stress to respective piezoelectric elements. The piezoelectric bimorph element is arranged in an oscillator such that the piezoelectric bimorph element is deformed in the electromotive force generating direction. An electrode having a predetermined area connected with a good electric conductor which is connected to conduct a current generated from the piezoelectric bimorph element is arranged at a patting part interlocked with the oscillator to oscillate.

An electrode of opposite pole is connected with the piezoelectric bimorph element through the good electric conductor and arranged at a handle to be coupled with the oscillator, and a rectifier for rectifying an AC electromotive force generated by oscillating the oscillator is arranged to connect the good electric conductors which are connected with both electrodes.

Priority: JP20040246491 Applic. Date: 2004-08-26; WO2005JP11986 Applic. Date: 2005-06-29

Inventor: OZAKI NAOTAKE [JP]; OKAMOTO TOHRU [JP]; TAKAHASHI AKIKO [JP]


Patent No.: US7534421B2  Issued: 19/May/2009

Title: s-Triazine compounds bearing at least one para-aminobenzalmalonic salt substituent and photoprotective cosmetic compositions comprised thereof

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

Application No.: 10/787940   Filing Date: 27/Feb/2004

Abstract:

Stable, topically applicable cosmetic/dermatological sunscreen compositions, well suited for the UV-photoprotection of human skin/keratinous materials, contain a thus effective amount of at least one novel s-triazine compound bearing at least one para-aminobenzalmalonic salt substituent.

Priority: FR20030002562 Applic. Date: 2003-03-03; US20030468995P Applic. Date: 2003-05-09

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


Patent No.: US7534777B2  Issued: 19/May/2009

Title: Des-C,D analogs of 1alpha,25-dihydroxy-19-norvitamin D3

Applicant/Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 11/512705   Filing Date: 30/Aug/2006

Abstract:

Des-C,D 2-methylene-19-norvitamin D3 analogs are provided including compounds of formula 1, in which R1 is a straight or branched chain alkyl or alkylene group having from 8 to 27 carbons and bearing an OY3 group

and Y1, Y2 and Y3 are independently selected from H or hydroxy-protecting groups. Such compounds may be used in preparing pharmaceutical compositions and are useful in treating a variety of biological conditions.

Priority: US20050712365P Applic. Date: 2005-08-30

Inventor: DELUCA HECTOR F [US]; PLONSKA-OCYPA KATARZYNA [PL]; SICINSKI RAFAL [PL]; GRZYWACZ PAWEL [US]; PLUM LORI A [US]; CLAGETT-DAME MARGARET [US]


Patent No.: US7537574B2  Issued: 26/May/2009

Title: Packaging and applicator unit for a product including a massage device

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/833130   Filing Date: 28/Apr/2004

Abstract:

A packaging and applicator unit for a product including a container having lengthwise axis X, with the container capable of holding the product. The container is provided at a first end with an aperture intended to dispense the product, with the aperture closed in a reversible manner by a closure element. At a second end opposite the first, one or more rotatable skin massaging elements are mounted.

Priority: FR20030005240 Applic. Date: 2003-04-29; US20030473159P Applic. Date: 2003-05-27

Inventor: GUERET JEAN-LOUIS H [FR]


Patent No.: US7537752B2  Issued: 26/May/2009

Title: Use of a composition containing an effective quantity of at least one ion chelating agent for increasing the tolerance threshold of a sensitive or intolerant skin

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 10/127569   Filing Date: 23/Apr/2002

Abstract:

Use of a cosmetic and/or dermatological and/or hygiene composition containing an effective quantity of at least one ion chelating agent for increasing the tolerance threshold of sensitive or intolerant skin.

Priority: FR20010005457 Applic. Date: 2001-04-23

Inventor: DE LACHARRIERE OLIVIER [FR]; JOURDAIN ROLAND [FR]


Patent No.: US7537775B2  Issued: 26/May/2009

Title: Low pH skin care compositions containing dehydroacetic acid

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/339282   Filing Date: 25/Jan/2006

Abstract:

Stable skin care compositions comprising dehydroacetic acid and a dermatologically acceptable carrier. The dermatologically acceptable carrier comprises at least one oil, said oil having a solubility in water of about 5% or less and a solubility parameter of from about 7 to about 15, and the dehydroacetic acid is distributed primarily into said oil. The compositions have a pH of about 4.5 and below.

Priority: US20050647197P Applic. Date: 2005-01-26

Inventor: COFFINDAFFER TIMOTHY WOODROW [US]; HA ROBERT BAO KIM [US]; O'DONOGHUE MARGARET ANN [US]; ROBINSON LARRY RICHARD [US]


Patent No.: US7541348B2  Issued: 02/Jun/2009

Title: 2-Methylene-19-nor-(20S)-1alpha-hydroxy-trishomopregnacalciferol

Applicant/Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 11/282304   Filing Date: 18/Nov/2005

Abstract:

Compounds of formula I are provided where X1 and X2 are independently selected from H or hydroxy protecting groups. Such compounds may be used in preparing pharmaceutical compositions and are useful in treating a variety of biological conditions.

Priority: US20040629943P Applic. Date: 2004-11-22

Inventor: DELUCA HECTOR F [US]; PLUM LORI A [US]; CLAGETT-DAME MARGARET [US]


Patent No.: US7541414B2  Issued: 02/Jun/2009

Title: HYPERBRANCHED COPOLYMER COMPRISING MONOMERS OF CHOICE, A COMPOSITION, AND A COSMETIC METHOD

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 12/167326   Filing Date: 03/Jul/2008

Abstract:

Disclosed is a hyperbranched copolymer comprising at least two polymeric branches, which may be identical or different, each comprising at least one at least trifunctional branch point, wherein a first polymeric branch comprises at least one first monomer chosen from isobornyl acrylate, isobornyl methacrylate, isobutyl acrylate, isobutyl methacrylate and 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, a second polymeric branch comprises at least one second monomer chose from isobornyl acrylate, isobornyl methacrylate, isobutyl acrylate, isobutyl methacrylate and 2-ethylhexyl acrylate. Also disclosed is a cosmetic or pharmaceutical composition, for example, a dermatological composition, comprising said hyperbranched copolymer. Further disclosed is a cosmetic method of making up or caring for keratin materials, comprising applying to said materials a cosmetic composition comprising said hyperbranched copolymer.

Priority: FR20040008373 Applic. Date: 2004-07-29; US2005-192062 Applic. Date: 2005-07-29; US20040613507P Applic. Date: 2004-09-28

Inventor: LION BERTRAND [FR]


Patent No.: US7544349B2  Issued: 09/Jun/2009

Title: Personal care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE BOOTS COMPANY, PLC

Application No.: 10/486572   Filing Date: 11/Feb/2004

Abstract:

There are described personal care compositions containing a) one or more dibenzoylmethane sunscreening agents

and b) a photostablising amount of a salicylate ester of formula (1): (2-OH)Ph-(CO)-O-R, wherein R represents an alkyl group consisting of a chain of from 7 to 16 carbon atoms substituted by at least one group selected from methyl and ethyl. The compound of formula (1) is preferably isodecyl salicylate or isotridecyl salicylate. The salicylate esters of formula (1) have a stabilizing effect on the compositions. The salicylate esters prevent or inhibit degradation of the sunscreening agents which would otherwise lead to a reduction in the efficacy of the sunscreening agents and an increase in the deleterious effects of exposure to sunlight on the user of the compositions or on the compositions themselves.

Priority: GB20010019645 Applic. Date: 2001-08-11; WO2002GB03490 Applic. Date: 2002-07-31

Inventor: EVISON JANE [GB]; PALIN JANET [GB]; GALLEY EDWARD [GB]


Patent No.: US7544351B2  Issued: 09/Jun/2009

Title: Topical lightening compositions and methods of use

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/215874   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2005

Abstract:

There is provided a topical lightening composition having a melanin synthesis-regulating agent and a vehicle. Also, there is provided a topical lightening composition having an extract of perilla leaf and a vehicle. In addition there is provided a topical lightening composition having a lightening agent selected from the group consisting of coconut water, palm water, palm nut milk, pecan nut milk, almond nut milk, cashew nut milk, walnut nut milk, concentrates of the foregoing, and any combinations thereof, along with a vehicle. The compositions and methods of the invention are effective to lighten skin, hair, lips, and/or nails.

Priority: US2001-034186 Applic. Date: 2001-12-28

Inventor: MAHALINGAM HARISH [US]; JONES BRIAN [US]; MENON GOPINATHAN K [US]; KYROU CHRISTOS D [US]; TRAUDT MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US7544352B2  Issued: 09/Jun/2009

Title: Cosmetic powder composition with improved moisturization properties and process for making and using same

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/323694   Filing Date: 19/Dec/2002

Abstract:

A cosmetic powder composition is provided for retarding moisture loss from skin to which the powder is applied. The cosmetic powder composition has a moisturizer coated filler powder and a time release moisturizing agent. The invention also provides a method for preparing such a cosmetic powder composition that retards moisture loss when applied to the skin and for the use of such cosmetic powder composition to inhibit moisture loss when applied to the skin.

Priority:

Inventor: SHAH ARVIND [US]; CURTIS ERNEST [US]


Patent No.: US7544363B2  Issued: 09/Jun/2009

Title: Topical compositions containing Bacillus coagulans extracellular products and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: GANEDEN BIOTECH, INC

Application No.: 11/974427   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2007

Abstract:

The present invention discloses compositions derived from an isolated Bacillus species spores, or an extracellular product of Bacillus coagulans comprising a supernatant or filtrate of a culture of said Bacillus coagulans strain, suitable for topical application to the skin or mucosal membranes of a mammal, which are utilized to inhibit the growth of bacterium, yeast, fungi, virus, and combinations thereof. The present invention also discloses methods of treatment and therapeutic systems for inhibiting the growth of bacterium, yeast, fungi, virus, and combinations thereof, by topical application of therapeutic compositions which are comprised, in part, of isolated Bacillus species, spores, or an extracellular product of Bacillus coagulans comprising a supernatant or filtrate of a culture of said Bacillus coagulans strain.

In addition, the present invention also discloses compositions, methods of treatment, and therapeutic systems for inhibiting the growth of bacterium, yeast, fungi, virus, and combinations thereof, comprising an extracellular product of Pseudomonas lindbergii comprising a supernatant or filtrate of a culture of said Pseudomonas lindbergii strain.

Priority: US1999-383975 Applic. Date: 1999-08-26; US2002-184665 Applic. Date: 2002-06-28; US2005-152894 Applic. Date: 2005-06-14; WO1998US07307 Applic. Date: 1998-04-10; US19970044643P Applic. Date: 1997-04-18

Inventor: FARMER SEAN [US]


Patent No.: US7544409B2  Issued: 09/Jun/2009

Title: Method and article for applying and monitoring a surfactant

Applicant/Assignee: SPENCERHALL, INC

Application No.: 10/528964   Filing Date: 18/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a method and an article for performing the method of monitoring a surfactant. A preferred embodiment of the invention, an article comprises a substrate having an image and a surfactant thereon. The substrate is formed from various known fabrics or materials capable of absorbing and retaining a substantial quantity of the surfactant. During use, as the surfactant is dissipated, the image changes in appearance thereby indicating the quantity of surfactant remaining on the substrate. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the method and article of the present invention is effective for encouraging and making washing enjoyable for children and includes the use of an epidermal surfactant, such as soap, detergent, or other active ingredient.

Priority: US20020412392P Applic. Date: 2002-09-21; US20030478963P Applic. Date: 2003-06-17; WO2003US29630 Applic. Date: 2003-09-19

Inventor: COPLAND DONALD S [US]; CROWLEY MIKE E [US]; HALL JONATHAN B [US]


Patent No.: US7544670B2  Issued: 09/Jun/2009

Title: HoxD3, HoxA3 and HoxB3 compositions and methods for improved wound healing

Applicant/Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Application No.: 11/648208   Filing Date: 29/Dec/2006

Abstract:

The present invention provides methods and compositions useful in localized transfer of genetic material or proteins. Moreover, the present invention provides methods and compositions for improving and/or controlling wound healing by applying a wound care device comprising HoxD3 and/or HoxA3 and/or HoxB3. In addition, the present invention provides methods and compositions for improved wound healing in subjects having impaired healing capabilities, such as diabetic and aged subjects.

Priority: US2003-746592 Applic. Date: 2003-12-23; US2002-305667 Applic. Date: 2002-11-26; WO2002US19020 Applic. Date: 2002-06-14; US20010307632P Applic. Date: 2001-07-24; US20010298688P Applic. Date: 2001-06-14

Inventor: BOUDREAU NANCY [US]; YOUNG DAVID M [US]; MYERS CORNELIA [US]


Patent No.: US7544720B2  Issued: 09/Jun/2009

Title: Porous polymeric materials and method of production thereof

Applicant/Assignee: CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/587731   Filing Date: 28/Jan/2005

Abstract:

Water dispersible or water soluble porous bodies comprising a three dimensional open-cell lattice containing 10 to 95% by weight of a polymeric material which is soluble in water, and, less than 5% by weight of a surfactant, said porous bodies having an intrusion volume as measured by mercury porosimetry (as hereinafter described) of at least about 3 ml/g, and, with the proviso that said porous bodies are not spherical beads having an average bead diameter of 0.2 to 5 mm. And a method for making the same comprising the steps of: providing an intimate mixture of the polymeric material and any surfactant in a liquid medium: providing a fluid freezing medium at a temperature effective for rapidly freezing the liquid medium

cooling the liquid medium with the fluid freezing medium at a temperature below the freezing point of the liquid medium for a period effective to rapidly freeze the liquid medium

and freeze-drying the frozen liquid medium to form the porous bodies by removal of the liquid medium by sublimation.

Priority: GB20040001950 Applic. Date: 2004-01-28; GB20040001947 Applic. Date: 2004-01-28; WO2005GB00315 Applic. Date: 2005-01-28

Inventor: COOPER ANDREW IAN [GB]; DUNCALF DAVID JOHN [GB]; FOSTER ALISON JAYNE [GB]; RANNARD STEVEN PAUL [GB]; ZHANG HAIFEI [GB]


Patent No.: US7546853B2  Issued: 16/Jun/2009

Title: ADVANCED ENGINEERED GARMENT

Applicant/Assignee: MMI-IPCO, LLC

Application No.: 11/442786   Filing Date: 30/May/2006

Abstract:

An under body armor hybrid fabric garment has first and second fabric portions. The first fabric portion, configured to cover an upper torso region of a user's body left exposed by the body armor and extending into a second body transition region covered by the body armor, is formed of low or no stretch fabric. The second fabric element, configured to cover a lower torso region of the user's body underneath the body armor, is formed of stretchable fabric.

Priority:

Inventor: ROCK MOSHE [US]; COSTELLO DAVID [US]; HUNTER JANE [US]; HARYSLAK CHARLES [US]


Patent No.: US7547434B2  Issued: 16/Jun/2009

Title: Compositions and methods for mitigating skin irritation

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 11/223665   Filing Date: 09/Sep/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to a composition and a method for mitigating redness or inflammation of mammalian skin comprising administering to mammalian skin a composition consisting of an effective amount of alkanolamine, feverfew or soy or mixtures thereof, one or more optional benefit agents and one or more cosmetically acceptable carriers. More particularly, it relates to a composition for mitigating skin irritations such as retinol/retinoid irritation and their applications to mammalian skin.

Priority:

Inventor: TIERNEY NEENA [US]; MARTIN KATHARINE [US]; MITCHELL PHYLLIS [US]; SOUTHALL MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US7547443B2  Issued: 16/Jun/2009

Title: Skin care topical ointment

Applicant/Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC

Application No.: 10/659967   Filing Date: 11/Sep/2003

Abstract:

Topical ointment for preventing and treating diaper rash are disclosed. The topical ointments comprise an emollient, a structurant, a rheology enhancer, and other optional components. In one preferred embodiment, the topical ointment comprises a particulate material such as zinc oxide as an optional component.

Priority:

Inventor: KRZYSIK DUANE G [US]; BALDWIN STEPHEN [US]; NOGAJ BOZENA [US]


Patent No.: US7547454B2  Issued: 16/Jun/2009

Title: Hydroxy acid complexes for antiaging and skin renovation

Applicant/Assignee: BIODERM RESEARCH

Application No.: 11/309441   Filing Date: 06/Aug/2006

Abstract:

This invention relates to certain divalent and polyvalent d-orbital metals of first transition series of the Periodic Table of Elements, from Group IV to Group VI, and including Molybdenum, complexed concurrently with an amino acid, or an equivalent of an amino acid, and a hydroxy acid in a novel spirocyclic bidentate chemical complex form (FIG. 1). Upon topical application said metal complexes undergo enhanced skin penetration without causing skin irritation.

The said metal complexes are useful for topical conditions that include dry skin, xerosis, ichthyosis, dandruff, brownish spots, keratoses, melasma, lentigines, age spots, dark circles around eyes, skin pigmentation, topical inflammation, liver spots, pigmented spots, wrinkles, blemishes, skin lines, oily skin, acne, warts, eczema, pruritic skin, psoriasis, inflammatory dermatoses, disturbed keratinization, dandruff, bacterial infection, fungal infection, wound healing, body odor, and skin changes associated with aging.

Priority: US2002-290933 Applic. Date: 2002-11-07; US2003-439349 Applic. Date: 2003-05-15; US2006-307729 Applic. Date: 2006-02-18

Inventor: GUPTA SHYAM K [US]


Patent No.: US7547456B2  Issued: 16/Jun/2009

Title: Composition containing feverfew extract and use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 10/099159   Filing Date: 14/Mar/2002

Abstract:

The present invention features a composition for regulating the firmness, tone, or texture of skin, or for regulating wrinkles, or for the treatment of external aggression in skin containing a safe and effective amount of a Feverfew extract and a cosmetically-acceptable topical carrier, and the use thereof.

Priority: US20010276304P Applic. Date: 2001-03-16

Inventor: MARTIN KATHARINE M [US]; SALIOU CLAUDE [US]


Patent No.: US7547527B2  Issued: 16/Jun/2009

Title: Use of probiotic lactic acid bacteria for balancing the skin's immune system

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/381911   Filing Date: 12/Aug/2003

Abstract:

The present invention pertains to the use of probiotics for the preparation of a carrier for balancing the skin's immune function. In particular, the present invention pertains to the use of probiotic micro-organisms for balancing the skin's immune function under stress conditions, such as a exposure to ultraviolet radiation, specifically for enhancing the skin's immune activity and reducing the tendency to develop allergic reactions under such conditions.

Priority: EP20000121865 Applic. Date: 2000-10-06; WO2001EP11475 Applic. Date: 2001-10-04

Inventor: BAUR MARKUS [DE]; BRETON LIONEL [FR]; COUZY FRANCOIS [CH]; GUENICHE AUDREY [FR]


Patent No.: US7547728B2  Issued: 16/Jun/2009

Title: Treating muscle wasting with selective androgen receptor modulators

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 10/310150   Filing Date: 05/Dec/2002

Abstract:

This invention provides: 1) a method of treating a subject suffering from a muscle wasting disorder

2) a method of preventing a muscle wasting disorder in a subject

3) a method of treating, preventing, suppressing, inhibiting or reducing muscle loss in a subject suffering from a muscle wasting disorder

4) a method of treating, preventing, inhibiting, reducing or suppressing muscle wasting in a subject suffering from a muscle wasting disorder

and/or 5) a method of treating, preventing, inhibiting, reducing or suppressing muscle protein catabolism in a subject suffering from a muscle wasting disorder, by administering to the subject a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) and/or its analog, derivative, isomer, metabolite, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, pharmaceutical product, hydrate, N-oxide or any combination thereof, as described herein.

Priority: US20010336185P Applic. Date: 2001-12-06

Inventor: STEINER MITCHELL S [US]; VEVERKA KAREN A [US]; DALTON JAMES T [US]; MILLER DUANE D [US]


Patent No.: US7552101B2  Issued: 23/Jun/2009

Title: Health monitoring system implementing medical diagnosis

Applicant/Assignee: VIGIMEDIA S.A.S

Application No.: 10/577499   Filing Date: 02/Nov/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a health surveillance system comprising a medical diagnosis which is made by a medically-qualified person (11) in relation to a patient who is being monitored remotely, e.g. at home, via a communication network. The invention is characterised in that the medically-qualified person (11) links medical data (2) to health actions (3) in a server (1) using surveillance rules. The invention is further characterised in that the server (1) programs a remote terminal (9) which is located close to the patient, such that the remote terminal (9) uses an automatism (5) which applies the surveillance rules to the medical data supplied to the terminal by at least one sensor (8) which is associated with the patient and/or by a man/machine interface of the remote terminal (13) and/or by a man/machine interface of a network station (12) and/or by the network (7).

Priority: FR20030050760 Applic. Date: 2003-10-31; WO2004FR50556 Applic. Date: 2004-11-02

Inventor: BLEINES BRUNO [FR]


Patent No.: US7553805B2  Issued: 30/Jun/2009

Title: Methods and compositions for treating viral, fungal, and bacterial infections

Applicant/Assignee: SOLUTIONS BIOMED, LLC

Application No.: 11/514722   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is drawn to methods of treating disease or injury. In particular, the invention provides methods for treating viral infections, bacterial infections, fungal infections, and cancerous tissue. The methods include the administration of an aqueous composition that can comprise an aqueous vehicle, including water, from 0.0001 wt % to 10.0 wt % of a peroxygen, and optionally, an alcohol. Additionally, from 0.0001 ppm to 50,000 ppm by weight of a transition metal based on the aqueous vehicle content can also be present. Alternatively or additionally, the transition metal can be in the form of a colloidal transition metal, such as colloidal silver or alloy thereof.

Priority: US2006-361665 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361836 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361841 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361837 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US20050656723P Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: TICHY DARYL J [US]; LARSON BRIAN G [US]


Patent No.: US7556610B2  Issued: 07/Jul/2009

Title: Gel wrap providing musculo-skeletal support

Applicant/Assignee: GELZONE, INC

Application No.: 11/347652   Filing Date: 03/Feb/2006

Abstract:

Methods of use of a multi-layer wrap, for providing more comfortable gel treatment to skin and pressure therapy for underlying skin, the wrap allowing for migration of moisture away from the skin while providing compressive musculo-skeletal support to the treatment site.

Priority: US2002-334201 Applic. Date: 2002-12-31; US2001-931974 Applic. Date: 2001-08-17; US20000226602P Applic. Date: 2000-08-21

Inventor: BINDER DAVID M [US]; LEICHT EDWARD C [US]; BINDER WILLIAM J [US]


Patent No.: US7556819B1  Issued: 07/Jul/2009

Title: Skin composition

Applicant/Assignee: OPI PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/628033   Filing Date: 25/Jul/2003

Abstract:

In one embodiment, there is disclosed a composition including water, a glycol, a silicone, a quaternium, and a polymer viscosity modulator.

Priority:

Inventor: BRYSON PAUL HAROLD [US]; LIBARIDIAN VARTAN [US]; VOLYNSKY MICHELLE [US]


Patent No.: USD595577S1  Issued: 07/Jul/2009

Title: Jar for skin cream

Applicant/Assignee: SHISEIDO CO., LTD

Application No.: 29/300855   Filing Date: 22/May/2008

Abstract: US D595577 S1 20090707 USD595577S 20090707 US20080300855F 20080522 29300855 US20080300855F 20080522 SHISEIDO CO LTD [JP] SHISEIDO CO., LTD UNENO YUJI [JP] UNENO YUJI Jar for skin cream

Priority:

Inventor: UNENO YUJI [JP]


Patent No.: USD595584S1  Issued: 07/Jul/2009

Title: Skin lotion bottle

Applicant/Assignee: SHISEIDO CO., LTD

Application No.: 29/300525   Filing Date: 07/Apr/2008

Abstract: US D595584 S1 20090707 USD595584S 20090707 US20080300525F 20080407 29300525 US20080300525F 20080407 SHISEIDO CO LTD [JP] SHISEIDO CO., LTD YAMAMOTO CHIEKO [JP] YAMAMOTO CHIEKO Skin lotion bottle

Priority:

Inventor: YAMAMOTO CHIEKO [JP]


Patent No.: US7559952B2  Issued: 14/Jul/2009

Title: Elastomeric polymer filament cosmetic implant

Applicant/Assignee: INNOVIA, LLC

Application No.: 11/015941   Filing Date: 17/Dec/2004

Abstract:

A cosmetic implant comprises a filament made from a biocompatible elastomer. The elastomeric filament can be injected or pulled under one or more wrinkles. Once implanted under the wrinkle(s), the filament lifts and supports the tissue above it. Such lifting lessens (and possibly removes altogether) the appearance of the wrinkle(s). The biocompatible elastomeric filament is preferably made from a polyolefinic copolymer material having a triblock polymer backbone comprising polystyrene-polyisobutylene-polystyrene, which is herein referred to as "SIBS"

or alternatively can be made from silicon rubber, expanded polytetrafluorethelyene (ePTFE), polyurethane, polyolefin, copolymers of nylon, copolymers of polyester, or elastin.

Priority:

Inventor: PINCHUK LEONARD [US]


Patent No.: US7560119B2  Issued: 14/Jul/2009

Title: STABLE ORGANIC PEROXIDE COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: JR CHEM, LLC

Application No.: 12/144162   Filing Date: 23/Jun/2008

Abstract:

Methods of treating acne include the use of formulations including a benzoyl peroxide solution and an antioxidant.

Priority: US2006-372958 Applic. Date: 2006-03-10; US20050660387P Applic. Date: 2005-03-10; US20050695223P Applic. Date: 2005-06-29

Inventor: FARYNIARZ JOSEPH R [US]; RAMIREZ JOSE E [US]


Patent No.: US7560399B2  Issued: 14/Jul/2009

Title: Multi-layer composite fabric garment

Applicant/Assignee: MMI-IPCO, LLC

Application No.: 10/960402   Filing Date: 07/Oct/2004

Abstract:

A composite fabric garment includes a first garment portion disposed in one or more upper regions of the fabric garment, i.e. those regions relatively more likely in use to be exposed to wind and rain, and a second garment portion disposed in one or more lower regions of the fabric garment, i.e. those regions relatively less likely in use to be exposed to wind and rain. The first garment portion is formed of a first composite fabric having first inner and outer fabric layers and a first intermediate barrier layer disposed between and bonded to at least one of the first inner and outer fabric layers, the first intermediate barrier layer being breathable and substantially impermeable to wind and liquid water. The second garment portion is formed of a second composite fabric formed of second inner and outer fabric layers and having predetermined air permeability.

In one embodiment, the second garment portion further includes a second intermediate, breathable, air-permeable barrier layer disposed between and bonded to at least one of the second inner and outer fabric layers. In another embodiment, the second garment portion is formed of a composite fabric having controlled air permeability in a non-laminate absent a barrier.

Priority: US2001-047939 Applic. Date: 2001-10-23; US2003-650098 Applic. Date: 2003-08-25; US1999-378344 Applic. Date: 1999-08-20; US2001-863852 Applic. Date: 2001-05-23; US2003-341309 Applic. Date: 2003-01-13; US2003-700405 Applic. Date: 2003-11-04; US2003-663091 Applic. Date: 2003-09-15; US2002-122024 Applic. Date: 2002-04-12; US2001-982720 Applic. Date: 2001-10-18; US2001-883643 Applic. Date: 2001-06-18; US1999-347825 Applic. Date: 1999-07-02; US19980098254P Applic. Date: 1998-08-28

Inventor: ROCK MOSHE [US]; HUNTER JANE [US]; HARYSLAK CHARLES [US]; VAINER GADALIA [US]


Patent No.: US7560430B2  Issued: 14/Jul/2009

Title: Elastin digest compositions and methods utilizing same

Applicant/Assignee: HUMAN MATRIX SCIENCES, LLC

Application No.: 10/778253   Filing Date: 13/Feb/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides compositions for the therapeutic and/or cosmetic treatment of Elastin comprising tissues. Therapeutic and cosmetic compositions comprising an elastin digest stimulate the endogenous production of Elastin and appear to enhance the elasticity of the skin and provide an external supply of peptide precursors of Elastin that penetrate into the tissue to which it is applied. The present invention describes compositions containing an elastin digest derived from proteolytic digestion of insoluble elastin derived from mammalian ligaments with a protein digesting composition, such as proteinase K. The elastin digest is a mixture of elastin peptides wherein the elastin peptide mixture comprises peptides of the sequence GXXPG, wherein X represents one of the natural amino acids.

The elastin digest of the present invention may also comprise epitopes of cytokines, growth factors and di-peptides. Methods of using these elastin digest comprising compositions for treating tissues in need of increased elasticity and or Elastin are described.

Priority: US20030447461P Applic. Date: 2003-02-14

Inventor: MITTS THOMAS [US]; JIMENEZ FELIPE [US]


Patent No.: USD596036S1  Issued: 14/Jul/2009

Title: Skin cream jar

Applicant/Assignee: SHISEIDO CO., LTD

Application No.: 29/300522   Filing Date: 07/Apr/2008

Abstract: US D596036 S1 20090714 USD596036S 20090714 US20080300522F 20080407 29300522 US20080300522F 20080407 SHISEIDO CO LTD [JP] SHISEIDO CO., LTD YAMAMOTO CHIEKO [JP] YAMAMOTO CHIEKO Skin cream jar

Priority:

Inventor: YAMAMOTO CHIEKO [JP]


Patent No.: US7563232B2  Issued: 21/Jul/2009

Title: Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue

Applicant/Assignee: PELIKAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 10/335215   Filing Date: 31/Dec/2002

Abstract:

These and other objects of the present invention are achieved in a body fluid sampling system for use on a tissue site that includes an electrically powered drive force generator. A penetrating member is operatively coupled to the force generator. The force generator moves the member along a path out of a housing having a penetrating member exit, into the tissue site, stops in the tissue site, and withdraws out of the tissue site. An analyte detecting member is positioned to receive fluid from a wound created by the penetrating member. The detection member is configured to determine a concentration of an analyte in the fluid using a sample of less than 1 mL of the fluid. A user interface is configured to relay at least one of, penetrating member performance or a penetrating member setting.

Priority: US2002-127395 Applic. Date: 2002-04-19; US2002-237261 Applic. Date: 2002-09-05; US2004-558976 Applic. Date: 2004-05-28

Inventor: FREEMAN DOMINIQUE M [US]; BOECKER DIRK [US]; ALDEN DON [US]


Patent No.: US7563461B2  Issued: 21/Jul/2009

Title: Zinc salt compositions for the prevention of dermal and mucosal irritation

Applicant/Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK

Application No.: 11/143012   Filing Date: 02/Jun/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to methods and compositions which employ low concentrations of combinations of zinc salts to prevent the irritation of skin or mucous membranes that may be caused by therapeutic agents, by personal hygiene products, or by various physical, chemical, mechanical, or biological irritants, including infectious agents.

Priority: US2005-031258 Applic. Date: 2005-01-07; US2004-892034 Applic. Date: 2004-07-15; US2003-622272 Applic. Date: 2003-07-17; WO2003US03896 Applic. Date: 2003-02-07; US20020355549P Applic. Date: 2002-02-07

Inventor: MODAK SHANTA M [US]; GAONKAR TRUPTI [US]; SHINTRE MILIND [US]; CARAOS LAUSERPINA [US]; GERALDO INGRID [US]


Patent No.: US7563783B2  Issued: 21/Jul/2009

Title: 2-methylene-19-nor-(20S-24S)-1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin-D2

Applicant/Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Application No.: 11/352454   Filing Date: 10/Feb/2006

Abstract:

Compounds of formula I are provided where X1, X2, and X3 are independently selected from H or hydroxy protecting groups. Such compounds may be used in preparing pharmaceutical compositions and are useful in treating a variety of biological conditions.

Priority: US20050652473P Applic. Date: 2005-02-11

Inventor: DELUCA HECTOR F [US]; PLUM LORI A [US]; CLAGETT-DAME MARGARET [US]


Patent No.: US7564990B2  Issued: 21/Jul/2009

Title: Imaging system and method for physical feature analysis

Applicant/Assignee: NU SKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 11/206671   Filing Date: 18/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A system for capturing and analyzing images of body features to identify treatments has a base unit with a processor and a display and an image management software component for presenting on the display a user interface to prompt a user to capture images in preselected locations on a body and to receive captured image data. The system has at least two light sources under control of the user interface that provide light following first and second light paths from the respective light sources to the plane of an imaging station, each light path having a significant portion of its light on the plane of the imaging station at a grazing angle of about ten to about thirty degrees. The first and second light paths when projected onto the plane of the imaging station intersect at an angle of at least sixty degrees.

An image sensor receives light from the light sources that is reflected from the surface of a body feature located at the imaging station and produces pixel image data representing the body feature. A rating software component receives the pixel image data from the image sensor and is configured to mimic the judgment of a dermatologist to provide a rating vector representing the condition of three or more attributes of the body feature represented by the pixel image data.

Priority:

Inventor: KERN DALE G [US]; JENSEN KURT L [US]; LABRUM JOSEPH H [US]; LUND MARK W [US]; MORLEY JED G [US]


Patent No.: US7566460B2  Issued: 28/Jul/2009

Title: Stable hydroalcoholic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

Application No.: 11/492635   Filing Date: 25/Jul/2006

Abstract:

A hydroalcoholic lotion is disclosed which comprises (a) a lower alcohol and water in a weight ratio of about 35:65 to 100:0, and (b) between at least 0.5% and 8% by weight thickener system comprised of at least one emulsifier present in at least 0.05% by weight wherein the composition in a polymer free state has a viscosity of at least 4,000 centipoise at 23 degrees C. and wherein the emulsifier is comprised of at least one hydrophobic group and at least one hydrophilic group. The hydroalcoholic composition is useful as a hand preparation such as a lotion or as a presurgical scrub replacement.

Priority: US2003-655454 Applic. Date: 2003-09-04; US2002-075509 Applic. Date: 2002-02-14; US1999-327978 Applic. Date: 1999-06-08; US1997-781565 Applic. Date: 1997-01-09; US1995-084936 Applic. Date: 1995-06-22

Inventor: ASMUS ROBERT A [US]; SCHOLZ MATTHEW T [US]; CHARPENTIER JILL R [US]


Patent No.: US7566464B2  Issued: 28/Jul/2009

Title: Cosmetic composition to accelerate repair of functional wrinkles

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/504119   Filing Date: 15/Aug/2006

Abstract:

A composition consisting of a combination of peptides that regenerate the dermal matrix and a rapid acting muscle relaxant derived from the extract of the plant, Acmella oleracea. By limiting cutaneous deformation caused by the contraction of facial muscles the extract increases the efficiency of the peptides in reducing expression lines.

Priority: US20050713454P Applic. Date: 2005-09-01

Inventor: BELFER WILLIAM A [US]


Patent No.: US7570261B1  Issued: 04/Aug/2009

Title: Apparatus and method for creating a virtual three-dimensional environment, and method of generating revenue therefrom

Applicant/Assignee: XDYNE, INC

Application No.: 10/793614   Filing Date: 04/Mar/2004

Abstract:

An apparatus and method for creating and using a virtual three-dimensional environment, and methods for generating revenue based on the virtual three-dimensional environment. The virtual three-dimensional environment includes a virtual three-dimensional city model which is a realistically accurate city environment including all the details of an actual city. Defined elements within the virtual city model serve to promote corresponding third-party businesses and related entities in the real world. Users interface with the virtual city model to explore the city and learn about or become more familiar with the defined elements within the virtual city model. The virtual three-dimensional city model which is realistically accurate of an environment also facilitates multiple other uses.

Priority: US20030452735P Applic. Date: 2003-03-06

Inventor: EDECKER ADA MAE [US]; SLYANKO ALEX [UA]


Patent No.: US7572776B2  Issued: 11/Aug/2009

Title: N-(PHOSPHONOALKYL)-AMINO ACIDS, DERIVATIVES THEREOF AND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 12/194203   Filing Date: 19/Aug/2008

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an N-(phosphonoalkyl)-amino acid, a related compound or a derivative thereof, the N-(phosphonoalkyl)-amino acid, related compound or derivative thereof being in a form as a free acid, salt, partial salt, lactone, amide or ester, or in stereoisomeric or non-stereoisomeric form, other than N-(phosphonomethyl)-glycine or N,N-bis(phosphonomethyl)-glycine.

Also included is a composition including an N-(phosphonoalkyl)-amino acid, a related compound or a derivative thereof in a form as a free acid, salt, partial salt, lactone, amide or ester, or in stereoisomeric or non-stereoisomeric form, and a cosmetically or pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle for topical or systemic administration to a mammalian subject, as well as a method of administering an effective amount of such a composition for alleviating or improving a condition, disorder, symptom or syndrome associated with at least one of a nervous, vascular, musculoskeletal or cutaneous system.

Priority: US2007-621287 Applic. Date: 2007-01-09; US20060757614P Applic. Date: 2006-01-10

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


Patent No.: US7572780B2  Issued: 11/Aug/2009

Title: Method and kit for reducing the symptoms of peripheral vascular disease

Applicant/Assignee: DIMERA, INCORPORATED

Application No.: 10/348570   Filing Date: 21/Jan/2003

Abstract:

A method for reducing the symptoms of peripheral vascular disease wherein a chemical agent that reduces peripheral vascular hyperreactivity in response to a stimulus for contraction of peripheral vascular musculature is administered to a subject in need thereof. Kits for administering the chemical agent to reduce the symptoms of peripheral vascular disease.

Priority:

Inventor: HERMSMEYER R KENT [US]


Patent No.: US7572831B2  Issued: 11/Aug/2009

Title: Composition containing chalcone

Applicant/Assignee: ANGIOLAB, INC

Application No.: 10/838853   Filing Date: 03/May/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides an MMP-inhibitory composition comprising chalcone or its derivatives. They inhibit the MMPs in collagenase subfamily as well as those in gelatinase subfamily. The MMP inhibitory activity of chalcone derivatives was similar to or greater than that of parent compound, chalcone. Chalcone or its derivatives of the present invention inhibit activity of matrix metalloproteinase, so that it can be applied to treat and prevent diseases related to matrix metalloproteinase.

Priority: KR20010067950 Applic. Date: 2001-11-01; WO2002KR02031 Applic. Date: 2002-10-31

Inventor: KIM MIN-YOUNG [KR]; PARK BYUNG-YOUNG [KR]; KIM KYOUNG-MI [KR]; SUNG NACK-DO [KR]; MYUNG PYUNG-KEUN [KR]


Patent No.: US7572933B2  Issued: 11/Aug/2009

Title: Skin and hair restoration by natural amino acid peptide complexes

Applicant/Assignee: BIODERM RESEARCH

Application No.: 12/182864   Filing Date: 30/Jul/2008

Abstract:

This invention relates to certain skin and hair care agents of formula (I), derived from natural amino acids and peptides. These agents provide multi-functional treatment of enzyme-related topical problems, for example, darkened skin including age spots, circles around eyes and stretch marks

skin conditions related to acne including excess facial oil and facial pore size

premature hair aging including hair loss and graying

inflammation including intra-cellular and extra-cellular inflammation

skin aging including wrinkles and fine lines

loss of collagen including thinning skin and loss of skin pliability

malfunction of tyrosinase group of enzymes

malfunction of matrix metalloprotease group of enzymes

and combinations thereof: Wherein, R, R', and R''=any substituent(s)

and M=H, Li, Na, K, Ca, Mg, Zn, Mn, Cu, Fe, Co, Mo, V, Cr, Ammonium, Alkyl ammonium, and Nitrogen Heterocyclic ammonium.

Priority: US2006-309437 Applic. Date: 2006-08-04

Inventor: GUPTA SHYAM K [US]


Patent No.: US7576125B2  Issued: 18/Aug/2009

Title: Melanogenesis inhibitor and skin preparation containing the same

Applicant/Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/545006   Filing Date: 10/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A melanogenesis inhibitor characterized by containing at least one kind of piperonyl alcohol represented by the following general formula (1) wherein R is a straight chain or branched chain alkyl group having 3 to 18 carbon atoms, a straight chain or branched chain alkenyl group having 3 to 18 carbon atoms, or an optionally substituted alicyclic alkyl group. The melanogenesis inhibitor is superior in stability and safety and has a high melanogenesis-inhibiting effect

and a skin preparation containing the melanogenesis inhibitor is very stable, safe, and has a sufficient fair skin effect and a sufficient effect for curing skin dyspigmentation.

Priority: JP20030036311 Applic. Date: 2003-02-14; WO2004JP01496 Applic. Date: 2004-02-12

Inventor: ISHIDA KENYA [JP]; TAMAI EIKO [JP]


Patent No.: US7579315B2  Issued: 25/Aug/2009

Title: Casein peptides for alleviating or preventing aging of skin

Applicant/Assignee: PEPSYN LTD

Application No.: 10/312698   Filing Date: 18/Jun/2003

Abstract:

Provided is use of a peptide, or a derivative of a peptide, in the manufacture of a medicament effective in alleviating or preventing periodontal disease, wherein the peptide comprises an amino acid sequence present in an alpha-S2 casein precursor, said sequence comprising 3 or more amino acids, and not comprising at its N-terminus the N-terminal amino acids of the full alpha-S2 casein precursor. The peptide may alternatively be any peptide having an alpha-S2 casein fragment activity.

Further provided is use of a peptide, or a derivative of a peptide, in the manufacture of a medicament effective in alleviating or preventing an effect of aging in skin, wherein the peptide comprises an amino acid sequence present in a n alpha-S2 casein precursor, said sequence comprising 3 or more amino acids, and not comprising at its N-terminus the N-terminal amino acid of the full alpha-S2 casein precursor. The peptide may alternatively be any peptide having an alpha-S2 casein fragment activity.

Priority: GB20000016189 Applic. Date: 2000-06-30; WO2001GB02601 Applic. Date: 2001-06-13

Inventor: SMITH JOHN ARTHUR [GB]


Patent No.: US7569530A1  Issued: 27/Aug/2009

Title: ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS, PRODUCTS AND METHODS EMPLOYING SAME

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/600180   Filing Date: 20/Jun/2003

Abstract:

Antimicrobial compositions that provide enhanced immediate and residual anti-viral and antibacterial efficacy against rhinovirus, rotavirus, coronovirus, respiratory syricytial virus, Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria and combinations thereof. More specifically, antimicrobial compositions comprising an organic acid or organic acid mixture and a short-chain anionic surfactant having at least one of a large head group

a branched alkyl chain and an unsaturated alkyl chain. Further, products incorporating the antimicrobial compositions of the present invention and methods of using the antimicrobial compositions and products disclosed herein.

Priority:

Inventor: PAN ROBERT YA-LIN [US]; MOESE ROSA LAURA [US]; SAUD ABEL [US]


Patent No.: US7581262B2  Issued: 01/Sep/2009

Title: Panties with skin-whitening effect

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 12/149700   Filing Date: 07/May/2008

Abstract:

A pair of panties with a skin-whitening effect comprises a wearing space defined therein, and one or more gel blocks each covered by a release film attached to the panties so as to press close to a groin, a waist, and borders between hips and legs of a user to wear the panties. Thereby, after the release film is torn and the panties are worn by the user, skin-whitening, skin-color-lighting, and wrinkle-softening agents contained in the gel blocks can perform skin-whitening, skin-color-lighting, and wrinkle-softening treatment on the above-mentioned user's body portions, while not disturbing the user's daily life.

Priority: TW20070215870U Applic. Date: 2007-09-21

Inventor: CHIU CHIEN-JUNG [TW]


Patent No.: US7581273B2  Issued: 01/Sep/2009

Title: Disposable nonwoven cleansing mitt

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER AND GAMBLE COMPANY THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/797423   Filing Date: 10/Mar/2004

Abstract:

A disposable nonwoven cleansing mitt adapted to fit on a user's hand, such as a child, is provided. The disposable nonwoven cleansing mitt releasably contains a personal care composition.

Priority: US20030453160P Applic. Date: 2003-03-10

Inventor: DOBRIN GEORGE CHRISTOPHER [US]; HORTON TERESA LYNNE [US]; MASON MICHAEL WAYNE [US]


Patent No.: US7581584B2  Issued: 01/Sep/2009

Title: Air conditioning seat device

Applicant/Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/507759   Filing Date: 15/Sep/2004

Abstract:

An air conditioning seat device includes an air blower, and a dehumidifier for dehumidifying the air sent from the air blower owing to adsorption, and blows out the dehumidified air to holes provided on a skin of a seat through an air duct. In this makeup, the sweat on the body surface and in the clothes is rapidly vaporized, causing a large amount of vaporization heat loss. Accordingly, the human body feels coolness, and steaminess on the skin is suppressed owing to the sweat vaporization.

Priority: JP20020075725 Applic. Date: 2002-03-19; JP20020075747 Applic. Date: 2002-03-19; JP20020106160 Applic. Date: 2002-04-09; JP20020246525 Applic. Date: 2002-08-27; JP20020246526 Applic. Date: 2002-08-27; WO2003JP03233 Applic. Date: 2003-03-18

Inventor: YONENO NORIYUKI [JP]; UNO HIROSHI [JP]; KIKUTANI FUMITAKA [JP]; NAKANO KOICHI [JP]; NOZAWA SHINTARO [JP]; ARIMA SATOSHI [JP]; YONEYAMA MITSURU [JP]; MORIYA YOSHIFUMI [JP]


Patent No.: US7582285B2  Issued: 01/Sep/2009

Title: Cosmetic preparation containing a metallic pigment

Applicant/Assignee: ECHART GMBH & CO. KG ECKART GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/588226   Filing Date: 25/Jan/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to a cosmetic preparation containing a metallic effect pigment which consists of a metal substrate having a layer enclosing the substrate. Said layer is produced in a sol/gel method, has a barrier effect against sweat and saliva and prevents a direct contact between skin and metallic substrate, the metallic pigment being hydrophilic. The inventive preparation can be in the form of a cream, a lotion, an eye shadow, a nail varnish, a lipstick, a mascara, a gel, a make-up formulation or a self-tanning cream or lotion.

Priority: DE200410005366 Applic. Date: 2004-02-03; WO2005EP00682 Applic. Date: 2005-01-25

Inventor: KRUEGER PETER [DE]; KREMITZI HANS-JOERG [DE]


Patent No.: US7582306B2  Issued: 01/Sep/2009

Title: Pseudoceramides and cosmetic compositions comprising the same

Applicant/Assignee: COREANA COSMETICS CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/505758   Filing Date: 04/Nov/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a pseudoceramide represented by the following formula (I) and a cosmetic composition comprising the same: wherein Z represents -OH and Y represents -OH, with the proviso that X is Z represents -OH and X represents -OH, with the proviso that Y is Y represents -OH and X represents -OH, with the proviso that Z is R represents a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon group

and when substituted, R has one or more -OH groups.

Priority: WO2002KR00314 Applic. Date: 2002-02-26

Inventor: LEE JUNG-NO [KR]; LEE KANG-TAE [KR]; JEONG JEE-HEAN [KR]; JO BYONG-KEE [KR]


Patent No.: US7582604B2  Issued: 01/Sep/2009

Title: Template-fixed peptidomimetics with antibacterial activity

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITAT ZURICH POLYPHOR LTD UNIVERSITAET ZUERICH

Application No.: 11/062021   Filing Date: 18/Feb/2005

Abstract:

Template-fixed beta-hairpin peptidomimetics of the general formula (I), wherein Z is a template-fixed chain of 12 alpha-amino acid residues which, depend on their positions in the chain (counted starting from the N-terminal amino acid) are Gly, or Pro, or of certain types which, as the remaining symbols in the above formula, are defined in the description and the claims, and salts thereof, have the property to selectively inhibit the growth of or to kill microorganisms such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter. They can be used as disinfectants for foodstuff, cosmetics, medicaments or other nutrient-containing materials, or as medicaments or treat or prevent infections. In a specific embodiment, the template is based on the D-Pro-L-Pro dipeptide. These beta-hairpin peptidomimetics can be manufactured by processes which are based on a mixed solid- and solution phase synthetic strategy.

Priority: WO2002EP09278 Applic. Date: 2002-08-20

Inventor: VRIJBLOED JAN WIM [CH]; OBRECHT DANIEL [CH]; ROBINSON JOHN ANTHONY [CH]; SELLIER ODILE [FR]; KESSLER MARC [FR]


Patent No.: US7582677B2  Issued: 01/Sep/2009

Title: Lignan formulations

Applicant/Assignee: HORMOS MEDICAL CORP

Application No.: 10/513218   Filing Date: 03/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A topical formulation which includes a lignan or lignan ester in a dermatologically acceptable vehicle. The formulation can be either a cosmetic formulation or a pharmaceutical formulation.

Priority: FI20020001184 Applic. Date: 2002-06-19; WO2003FI00375 Applic. Date: 2003-05-15

Inventor: KORTE HELENA [FI]; LEHTOLA VELI-MATTI [FI]; UNKILA MIKKO [FI]; HIILOVAARA-TEIJO MERVI [FI]; AHOTUPA MARKKU [FI]


Patent No.: US7584850B2  Issued: 08/Sep/2009

Title: CHILDREN'S FIRST AID KIT FOR CUTS AND SCRAPES

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/534626   Filing Date: 22/Sep/2006

Abstract:

The present disclosure provides a children's first aid kit suitable for treating minor scrapes and cuts. The compact kit is integral with a reusable cooling mechanism designed to provide a cooling sensation to the injured area. The kit is further integral with a supply of antiseptic medicine and bandages, and can be easily carried and made available in any situation. An optional applicator to dye the skin surrounding the wound to create a temporary design can be supplied.

Priority: US20060801422P Applic. Date: 2006-05-19

Inventor: TURNER JAMES W [US]


Patent No.: US7586019B2  Issued: 08/Sep/2009

Title: Adhesive patch

Applicant/Assignee: COLOPLAST A/S

Application No.: 10/550735   Filing Date: 26/Sep/2005

Abstract:

An adhesive patch for covering a portion of the anatomical surface of a living being, said patch being able to adhere to the skin, and/or a wound on a part of the body, said patch comprising a backing layer and a layer of a skin-friendly adhesive for adhering to the skin, and said patch having a pattern of indentations wherein the indentations are in the form of a pattern of curvilinear indentations shows a flexibility capable of adapting to the contour of a skin surface or a joint that is frequently bent ensuring a snug fit and a safe grip.

Priority: DK20030000489 Applic. Date: 2003-03-31; WO2004DK00203 Applic. Date: 2004-03-24

Inventor: OELUND JAKOB [DK]; SLETTEN CARSTEN [DK]


Patent No.: US7588548B2  Issued: 15/Sep/2009

Title: Endothermic bandage with dispenser for the treatment of burns and other injuries

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/403338   Filing Date: 13/Apr/2006

Abstract:

This invention provides methods of treating thermal burns, chemical burns, and other injuries by a bandage within which is activated an endothermic chemical reaction upon withdrawal of the bandage from a dispenser. The endothermic bandage thereby provides a cooling treatment effect for a burn or injury. The easily portable dispenser contains an endothermic bandage that can be cut or separated in varying size, dependent upon the size and extent of the burn or injury.

Priority: US20050674085P Applic. Date: 2005-04-22

Inventor: KOPRESKI MICHAEL C [US]


Patent No.: US7588783B2  Issued: 15/Sep/2009

Title: Flavonoid derivative

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 10/581494   Filing Date: 05/Nov/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to a novel flavonoid derivative, to an extract comprising the flavonoid derivative, to the cosmetic and pharmaceutical use thereof, to preparations comprising the flavonoid derivative or extract, and to a process for the preparation of the flavonoid derivative or extract.

Priority: DE20031057004 Applic. Date: 2003-12-05; WO2004EP12538 Applic. Date: 2004-11-05

Inventor: BUCHHOLZ HERWIG [DE]; WIRTH CORINNA [DE]; CAROLA CHRISTOPHE [DE]; ALVES FONTES ROSANE [BR]


Patent No.: US7588785B2  Issued: 15/Sep/2009

Title: Methods and kits for reducing cellular damage, inhibiting free radical production and scavenging free radicals

Applicant/Assignee: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC

Application No.: 11/624687   Filing Date: 18/Jan/2007

Abstract:

Methods of reducing cellular damage are described that include (a) administering to the mammal an oral dosage form comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a first antioxidant, and (b) administering to the mammal a topical dosage form comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a second antioxidant, wherein at least one of the first antioxidant and the second antioxidant comprises acerola concentrate. Methods of inhibiting free radical production, methods of scavenging free radicals, and kits for reducing cellular damage are also described.

Priority: US2003-705081 Applic. Date: 2003-11-10; WO2004US37362 Applic. Date: 2004-11-10

Inventor: EVANS GREGORY S [US]; GROCHOSKI GREGORY [US]; RANDOLPH RUSSELL K [US]; CONNOR LYNNE M [US]; SCIMECA JOHN V [US]; GELLENBECK KEVIN W [US]; MAYNE JAMES R [US]; ROH-SCHMIDT HAERI [US]; SLAGA THOMAS J [US]; HANAUSEK-WALASZEK MARGARET [US]; WALASZEK ZBIGNIEW [US]


Patent No.: US7589051B2  Issued: 15/Sep/2009

Title: Cationic, oxidized polysaccharides in conditioning applications

Applicant/Assignee: HERCULES INCORPORATED

Application No.: 10/821013   Filing Date: 08/Apr/2004

Abstract:

A cationic, oxidized polysaccharide or derivative thereof that has a mean average molecular weight (Mw) having a lower limit of 50,000 and an upper limit of 1,000,000 and an aldehyde functionality content of at least 0.001 meq/gram is used in personal care and household care compositions. This cationic, oxidized polysaccharide is prepared in continuous or batch processes using hydrolytic reagents, oxidizing reagents, or combination of hydrolytic reagents and oxidizing reagents. Personal care or household care compositions are prepared by adding the cationic, oxidized polysaccharide to a personal care or household composition containing at least one active ingredient other than the cationic, oxidized polysaccharide of this invention.

Priority:

Inventor: ERAZO-MAJEWICZ PAQUITA [US]; MODI JASHAWANT J [US]; XU ZU-FENG [US]


Patent No.: US7589054B2  Issued: 15/Sep/2009

Title: CLATHRATES OF AN ORGANOSILANE QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUND AND UREA AND METHODS OF USE

Applicant/Assignee: RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT L.L.C

Application No.: 11/619085   Filing Date: 02/Jan/2007

Abstract:

Storage-stable organosilane quaternary compounds are provided in the form of adducts with urea (clathrates). The urea-organosilane quaternary clathrates enable the shipment, storage and preparation of compositions without hazardous solvents for end-use by manufacturers and consumers. Multifunctional cleansing and coating compositions are prepared employing the clathrates without sacrificing the properties and benefits of the organosilane quats.

Priority:

Inventor: OHLHAUSEN HOWARD G [US]; LUDWIG JEROME H [US]


Patent No.: US7592000B2  Issued: 22/Sep/2009

Title: Method of tanning human body by mysting or immersion at elevated temperature

Applicant/Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH

Application No.: 10/582500   Filing Date: 17/Nov/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to the use of self-tanning substances for application to the human skin, with application taking place at elevated temperature, to corresponding methods of application to the human skin and to a cosmetic formulation which is suitable for said purpose.

Priority: US20030528472P Applic. Date: 2003-12-11; WO2004EP13006 Applic. Date: 2004-11-17

Inventor: HITZEL SABINE [DE]; DRILLER HANSJUERGEN [DE]; BUCHHOLZ HERWIG [DE]; HORNUNG SILKE [DE]; MARCHIO FRANCOIS [US]; PFLUECKER FRANK [DE]; ROSSKOPF RALF [DE]


Patent No.: US7592015B2  Issued: 22/Sep/2009

Title: Use of high oleic high stearic oils

Applicant/Assignee: CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Application No.: 11/060126   Filing Date: 16/Feb/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to the use in food products, such as spreads, sauces, ice-cream, soups, bakery products, and confectionery products, and cosmetic products, such as creams, lotions, lipsticks, soap bars, and skin or hair oils, of an oil having an oleic acid content of more than 40 wt % and a stearic acid content of more than 12 wt % based on the total fatty acid content of said oil, and wherein a maximum of 10 wt % of the fatty acid groups in the stereospecifically numbered-2 position of the triacylglycerol molecules constituting the oil are saturated fatty acid groups.

Priority: EP19990204384 Applic. Date: 1999-12-17; WO2000EP05152 Applic. Date: 2000-06-05; US2002-009067 Applic. Date: 2002-07-16; US1999-326501 Applic. Date: 1999-06-04; US20000180455P Applic. Date: 2000-02-04

Inventor: MARTINEZ-FORCE ENRIQUE [ES]; MUNOZ-RUZ JUAN [ES]; FERNANDEZ-MARTINEZ JOSE MARIA [ES]; GARCES RAFAEL [ES]


Patent No.: US7592024B1  Issued: 22/Sep/2009

Title: Topical compositions containing melicope hayselii and a method of treating skin

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 12/344787   Filing Date: 29/Dec/2008

Abstract:

Cosmetic compositions comprising an extract of Melicope hayesii and methods of using such compositions to impart anti-aging benefits to the skin are disclosed. These compositions are believed to have modulatory activity against at least one biochemical pathway implicated in skin aging.

Priority:

Inventor: PTCHELINTSEV DMITRI S [US]; DRYER LAURENCE [US]


Patent No.: US7592327B2  Issued: 22/Sep/2009

Title: Asthma/allergy therapy that targets T-lymphocytes and/or eosinophils

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/944564   Filing Date: 04/Sep/2001

Abstract:

A pharmaceutical composition for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of diseases caused by type I hypersensitivity reactions consisting essentially of Glicophosphopeptical, or pure Nigella Sativa seeds, in a concentration which stimulate Th1 lymphocytes and selectively switch-off the eosinophilic airway inflammation A method of treatment of allergy using Th1 stimulating agents, to be administered to a mammal such as human in need of such treatment in a shot of 5 days only, resulted in significant decrease in symptom score started day 3, and in sputum eosinophils by day 14, followed by long-term clinical remission of a mean of 6 months.

The BCG-like Th1 stimulation is also used in treating diseases in which the body defensive mechanism is a Cell Mediated Immunity, including viral infections, as but not limited to influenza and common cold, Chronic and recurrent urinary tract infection, pelvic inflammatory diseases as neuroimmune appendicitis, cancer, crohns disease and facial palsy.

Priority: GB19990004777 Applic. Date: 1999-03-02

Inventor: NASSIEF NIDA ABDUL-GHANI [QA]


Patent No.: US7592478B2  Issued: 22/Sep/2009

Title: Ligand antagonists of RAR receptors and pharmaceutical/cosmetic applications thereof

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

Application No.: 11/978623   Filing Date: 30/Oct/2007

Abstract:

Novel ligand antagonists of the RAR receptors have the following structural formula (I): in which A is a CH2, CHOH, C-O or C-N-OH radical or a sulfur or selenium atom

B is a radical selected from among those of formulae (a) to (f): and Ar is a radical selected from among those of formulae (g) to (i):

Priority: FR20020014391 Applic. Date: 2002-11-18; US2005-116344 Applic. Date: 2005-04-28; WO2003EP14860 Applic. Date: 2003-11-18

Inventor: DIAZ PHILIPPE [FR]; RAFFIN CATHERINE [FR]; BIADATTI THIBAUD [FR]


Patent No.: US7594595B2  Issued: 29/Sep/2009

Title: Device and method for dispensing a product

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/260297   Filing Date: 01/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A device for dispensing a product may include a receptacle including at least one elastically deformable wall configured to be deformed to vary an interior volume of the receptacle, and a flow reducer defining a length and at least one passage. The flow reducer may at least partially include an elastically deformable, compressible material. The at least one passage may be substantially closed at at least one portion of its length when the flow reducer is in a substantially closed, at rest position. The at least one passage may be configured to enlarge when the compressible material is at least partially compressed via the effect of pressure from the product when the interior volume of the receptacle is reduced, thereby enabling dispensing of at least a portion of the product via the at least one passage.

Priority: FR20010012599 Applic. Date: 2001-10-01

Inventor: GUERET JEAN-LOUIS H [FR]


Patent No.: US7595300B2  Issued: 29/Sep/2009

Title: 7-Quinolyl ketolide antibacterial agents

Applicant/Assignee: KOSAN BIOSCIENCES INCORPORATED

Application No.: 11/636206   Filing Date: 07/Dec/2006

Abstract:

15-fluoroketolides of the formula having improved activity and safety, compositions comprising them, and methods for their preparation and use in the treatment of bacterial infections.

Priority: US20050750489P Applic. Date: 2005-12-13

Inventor: SHAW SIMON JAMES [US]; ASHLEY GARY W [US]; BURLINGAME MARK A [US]


Patent No.: USD601303S1  Issued: 29/Sep/2009

Title: Skin care device set

Applicant/Assignee: NUGA MEDICAL CO., LTD

Application No.: 29/317491   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2008

Abstract: US D601303 S1 20090929 USD601303S 20090929 US20080317491F 20080430 29317491 KR20080007729F 20080222 30-2008-0007729 NUGA MEDICAL CO LTD [KR] NUGA MEDICAL CO., LTD CHO SYUNG HYUN [KR] CHO SYUNG HYUN Skin care device set

Priority: KR20080007729F Applic. Date: 2008-02-22

Inventor: CHO SYUNG HYUN [KR]


Patent No.: US7597495B2  Issued: 06/Oct/2009

Title: Device for applying a substance

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 11/147432   Filing Date: 08/Jun/2005

Abstract:

A device for applying a substance, in some examples, may include an applicator element including a surface and being configured to be loaded with a substance, and an electrical exciter including at least two electrodes permanently in contact with the applicator element and enabling electric current to flow to the applicator element via the electrodes.

Priority: FR20040051133 Applic. Date: 2004-06-08; US20040580359P Applic. Date: 2004-06-18

Inventor: GUERET JEAN-LOUIS H [FR]


Patent No.: US7597879B2  Issued: 06/Oct/2009

Title: Sunscreen safety and efficacy enhancement

Applicant/Assignee: BIODERM RESEARCH

Application No.: 11/676284   Filing Date: 17/Feb/2007

Abstract:

The present invention discloses safety and efficacy enhancement of sunscreens with certain heterocyclic base complexes of manganese via urocanate pathway modulation. The present invention also discloses a method for topical application of said complexes, which causes the reduction of topical peroxide including hydrogen peroxide, the reduction of topical inflammation including sunburn, increased sun protection of skin, the reduction of skin wrinkles, comprehensive protection from UVA, UVB, and UVC, and reduction of radiation-initiated inflammation.

Priority: US2006-308290 Applic. Date: 2006-03-15; US2002-306948 Applic. Date: 2002-11-29; US2004-710011 Applic. Date: 2004-06-11

Inventor: GUPTA SHYAM K [US]


Patent No.: US7601212B2  Issued: 13/Oct/2009

Title: Pigment particles coated with polysaccharides and having improved properties

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

Application No.: 11/511937   Filing Date: 28/Aug/2006

Abstract:

Processes for altering surface properties of pigment particles are provided. The processes include coating the particles with ionic natural polysaccharides or ionic derivatives of natural polysaccharides, providing enhanced properties.

Priority: US20050712678P Applic. Date: 2005-08-29

Inventor: SABESAN SUBRAMANIAM [US]; BOLT JOHN DAVIS [US]


Patent No.: US7601360B2  Issued: 13/Oct/2009

Title: Excitatory amino acid inhibitors for treating sensitive skins

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

Application No.: 10/401685   Filing Date: 31/Mar/2003

Abstract:

Sensitive human skin/scalp/mucous membrane conditions, for example skin irritation and/or dry patches and/or erythemas and/or dysaesthesic sensations and/or sensations of heating and/or pruritus, are therapeutically treated by topically applying thereto an effective condition-alleviating amount of at least one inhibitor of at least one excitatory amino acid.

Priority: FR19970011959 Applic. Date: 1997-09-25; US1998-160151 Applic. Date: 1998-09-25

Inventor: BRETON LIONEL [FR]; NONOTTE ISABELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US7601754B2  Issued: 13/Oct/2009

Title: Flavonoid compounds as therapeutic antioxidants

Applicant/Assignee: ANTOXIS LIMITED

Application No.: 10/521232   Filing Date: 08/Aug/2005

Abstract:

Novel flavonoid compounds having anti-oxidant activity are described. Formula 1. The compounds have been shown to exhibit anti-oxidative properties in biological systems and their utility in a sunscreen or skincare composition or to treat conditions involving oxidative damage, especially curative or prophylactic treatment of Alzheimer's disease or ischaemia-reperfusion injury, is described.

Priority: GB20020016371 Applic. Date: 2002-07-13; WO2003GB03054 Applic. Date: 2003-07-14

Inventor: CALDWELL STUART THOMAS [GB]; BENNETT CHRISTOPHER JAMES [GB]; HARTLEY RICHARD CHARLES [GB]; MCPHAIL DONALD BARTON [GB]; DUTHIE GARRY GRAEME [GB]


Patent No.: US7601882B2  Issued: 13/Oct/2009

Title: Carrier for additive in an absorbent article

Applicant/Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB

Application No.: 10/800176   Filing Date: 12/Mar/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to an absorbent article, such as a sanitary towel, a panty liner, a tampon, a diaper or an incontinence pad, which article is intended to be positioned in the crotch area of a wearer and has a surface intended during use to be in contact with skin and/or mucous membranes. The article comprises at least one absorbent body (205) and a carrier (102) containing at least one additive intended to be released from the carrier (102). The carrier (102) comprises a polysiloxane gel.

Priority: US20030454342P Applic. Date: 2003-03-14

Inventor: FARBROT ANNE [SE]; GUSTAFSSON INGRID [SE]


Patent No.: US7603723B2  Issued: 20/Oct/2009

Title: Therapeutic eye mask

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/433116   Filing Date: 12/May/2006

Abstract:

A mask includes a flexible backing and an expandable membrane. The flexible backing is configured to overlay the eyes and nose of a wearer. The expandable membrane is coupled to the backing. The expandable membrane fills the non planar surfaces of the face when the backing exerts a pressure onto the membrane.

Priority:

Inventor: ULM ALPHA CAROLYN [US]


Patent No.: US7604806B2  Issued: 20/Oct/2009

Title: Use of a lyophilisate of dedifferentiated plant cells for skin depigmentation and/or lightening

Applicant/Assignee: BIOTECHMARINE

Application No.: 10/596952   Filing Date: 03/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The invention relates to the use of at least one lyophilisate of dedifferentiated plant cells in a cosmetic or pharmaceutical composition for skin depigmentation and/or lightening purposes along with a protective regenerative effect. In addition, the invention relates to a topically-applied cosmetic or pharmaceutical composition comprising one such lyophilisate.

Priority: FR20030015521 Applic. Date: 2003-12-29; WO2004FR03109 Applic. Date: 2004-12-03

Inventor: MEKIDECHE NICOLE [FR]


Patent No.: US7604812B2  Issued: 20/Oct/2009

Title: Hypoallergenic and non-irritant skin care formulations

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/450666   Filing Date: 28/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The invention provides novel hypoallergenic and non-irritant medical skin care formulations being water-in-oil emulsions. The formulations are free from ingredients with a known allergenic potential, such as fragrances, preservatives, colorings, plant extracts, PEGs, cetylstearyl alcohol, lanolin alcohol, lower alcohols and proteins, thus being particularly suitable for patients with sensitive dry skin. The skin care formulations of the invention are useful in the prophylaxis and treatment of dry, sensitive skin or in the therapy or therapy support of eczematous or psoriatic skin and exhibit favorable sensorial properties. The invention furthermore provides a method of manufacturing the novel hypoallergenic and non-irritant skin care formulations.

Priority: EP20000127555 Applic. Date: 2000-12-15; US20000255379P Applic. Date: 2000-12-15; WO2001EP14825 Applic. Date: 2001-12-14

Inventor: FRANKE PATRICK [DE]


Patent No.: US7604821B2  Issued: 20/Oct/2009

Title: Porifera-based therapeutic compositions for treating and preventing skin diseases

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/659451   Filing Date: 09/Sep/2003

Abstract:

Therapeutic compositions and methods for using same for treating skin conditions and diseases are disclosed. Treatable skin conditions and diseases include, for example, acne vulgaris, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema (atopic dermatitis), psoriasis, photo-aging and actinic keratosisacne vulgaris, psoriasis, photo-aging and eczema. Therapeutic compositions disclosed are derived from Porifera species, specifically sponges, and more specifically fresh water sponges. One disclosed embodiment is derived from Spongilla species and is formulated with pharmaceutically acceptable excipients.

Priority: US2002-186996 Applic. Date: 2002-07-01

Inventor: VILLANI MARIA [US]


Patent No.: US7605167B2  Issued: 20/Oct/2009

Title: Use of cyclopamine in the treatment of psoriasis

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/682662   Filing Date: 09/Oct/2003

Abstract:

This invention concerns the use of cyclopamine, a naturally occurring steroidal alkaloid known for over thirty years, for the treatment of psoriasis and achievement of rapid clearance of the psoriatic skin lesions together with the reversion of the histopathological signs of disease to normalcy with no detectable side effects. The cyclopamine-induced clearance of psoriatic lesions from the skin of patients is associated with the causation of cellular differentiation in lesional epidermis and with the rapid disappearance of CD4(+) lymphocytes and other inflammatory cells from lesional skin. Therapeutic compositions comprising of cyclopamine and a corticosteroid and/or the pre-treatment of lesions with a corticosteroid provide significantly further increased therapeutic effectiveness over the use of cyclopamine alone or a corticosteroid alone.

Priority: WO2001TR00027 Applic. Date: 2001-07-02; WO2002TR00017 Applic. Date: 2002-04-19

Inventor: TAS SINAN [TR]; AVCI OKTAY [TR]


Patent No.: US7608090B2  Issued: 27/Oct/2009

Title: Method of beautification and facelifting using a stretch tape

Applicant/Assignee: KAZU INVESTMENT CO., LTD

Application No.: 10/541939   Filing Date: 12/Jul/2005

Abstract:

The stretch tape of the present invention for eyelid facelifting is stuck between eyes and near inner corners of eyes, or near the outer corner of each eye, enabling facelifting which makes the eyes look slitter and brighter by stretching the skins of eyelids by the stretch tape. The stretch tape is tapered so that the stretch tape points the inner edge or the outer edge of the eye. The stretch tape of the present invention for nose facelifting has a shape of an inverted character U or an inverted character V, the top portion of the inverted U or V shape is stuck to an upper portion of the nose in between eyes, and both foot portions of the inverted U or the V shape are stuck at both sides of the hillside portion of the nose, so that the stretch tape stretches the hillside portion of the nose toward a head.

Priority: JP20030108488 Applic. Date: 2003-04-11; JP20030006455 Applic. Date: 2003-01-14; WO2004JP00196 Applic. Date: 2004-01-14

Inventor: MATSUI HIDEKI [JP]


Patent No.: US7608270B2  Issued: 27/Oct/2009

Title: Dosage form

Applicant/Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF HULL

Application No.: 10/877042   Filing Date: 25/Jun/2004

Abstract:

A pharmaceutical or dietetic dosage form comprising of effective quantity of an active substance chemically or physically bound to a support comprising sporopollenin, or other similar exine coating of spores, of a plant or fungus, optionally with further excipients.

Priority: US20030482922P Applic. Date: 2003-06-27

Inventor: BECKETT STEPHEN THOMAS [GB]; ATKIN STEPHEN LAWRENCE [GB]; MACKENZIE GRAHAME [GB]


Patent No.: US7608642B2  Issued: 27/Oct/2009

Title: Wound and skin care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC

Application No.: 10/463207   Filing Date: 17/Jun/2003

Abstract:

The invention provides compositions and methods that employ compounds that can promote skin cell renewal, wound healing, proliferation of fibroblasts and/or keratinocytes, and production of collagen or fibronectin by fibroblasts. These compositions and methods are useful for rejuvenating the skin and for treating wounds as well as gum-related and skin-related conditions.

Priority: US2002-320730 Applic. Date: 2002-12-16

Inventor: MALIK SOHAIL [US]


Patent No.: US7610669B2  Issued: 03/Nov/2009

Title: Method for producing an integrated monolithic aluminum structure and aluminum product machined from that structure

Applicant/Assignee: ALERIS ALUMINUM KOBLENZ GMBH

Application No.: 10/787257   Filing Date: 27/Feb/2004

Abstract:

A method for producing an integrated monolithic aluminum structure, including the steps of: (a) providing an aluminum alloy plate from an aluminum alloy with a predetermined thickness (y), (b) shaping or forming the alloy plate to obtain a predetermined shaped structure, (c) heat-treating the shaped structure, (d) machining, e.g. high velocity machining, the shaped structure to obtain an integrated monolithic aluminum structure.

Priority: EP20030075764 Applic. Date: 2003-03-17; US20030456253P Applic. Date: 2003-03-21

Inventor: KEIDEL CHRISTIAN JOACHIM [DE]; HEINZ ALFRED LUDWIG [DE]


Patent No.: US7611461B2  Issued: 03/Nov/2009

Title: Method and apparatus for remote blood alcohol monitoring

Applicant/Assignee: ALCOHOL MONITORING SYSTEMS, LLC ALCOHOL MONITORING SYSTEMS, INC

Application No.: 11/411692   Filing Date: 25/Apr/2006

Abstract:

A tamper proof transdermal alcohol content monitoring device is made up of analog and digital sides which are securely attached to the human subject to be monitored. The analog side has a sampling circuit which draws a measured insensible skin perspiration sample from the skin of the subject and measured with an electrochemical fuel cell. A distance measurement of the device from the skin of the subject and temperature of the sample are monitored along with the transdermal alcohol content, and converted to digital signals which are transmitted to a modem when the monitor is in proximity to the modem. The signals are stored in the modem and uploaded to a central monitoring station. Automatic alerts may be sent from the central monitoring station to a supervising agency. The supervising agency may also access the information through secured dedicated websites via the Internet.

Priority: US2003-441940 Applic. Date: 2003-05-19

Inventor: HAWTHORNE JEFFREY SCOTT [US]; PHILLIPS BRIAN KIRBY [US]; IIAMS MICHAEL LEONARD [US]; ROUSHEY III WILLIAM JAMES [US]; FARMER JR NOLAN JAMES [US]


Patent No.: US7611725B2  Issued: 03/Nov/2009

Title: Additives and products including oligoesters

Applicant/Assignee: CRODA, INC

Application No.: 10/356208   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to oligoesters and their use or the creation of additives. Oligoester containing additives and/or oligoesters themselves may be used for formulating pharmaceutical preparations, cosmetics or personal care products such as shampoos and conditioners. These oligoesters are particularly useful for the creation of multi-purpose additives that can impart conditioning, long substantivity and/or UV protection. Individual oligoesters and oligoester mixtures are described.

Priority: US20020353669P Applic. Date: 2002-01-31; US20020353477P Applic. Date: 2002-01-31; US20020353540P Applic. Date: 2002-02-01

Inventor: PEREIRA ABEL G [US]; BARINOVA HELENA S [US]; WESTERGOM CHRISTOPHER [US]


Patent No.: US7611737B2  Issued: 03/Nov/2009

Title: Antiwrinkle Agent and Skin Cosmetic Composition

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/579094   Filing Date: 28/Apr/2005

Abstract:

The present invention provides an antiwrinkle agent and skin cosmetic composition having excellent alleviating effects on wrinkles appearing due to aging, and especially at exposed locations of skin, and a high degree of safety. The present invention relates to an antiwrinkle agent and skin cosmetic composition comprising a sclareol derivative represented by the following structural formula (1).

Priority: JP20040135183 Applic. Date: 2004-04-30; JP20040184296 Applic. Date: 2004-05-26; JP20040373564 Applic. Date: 2004-12-24; WO2005JP08112 Applic. Date: 2005-04-28

Inventor: MIURA KYOKO [JP]; HARATAKE AKINORI [US]; YAMAZAKI SYUNSUKE [JP]; OKABE BUNICHI [JP]; IKEMOTO TAKESHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7612026B2  Issued: 03/Nov/2009

Title: Stabilized body care products, household products, textiles and fabrics

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORP

Application No.: 12/214509   Filing Date: 19/Jun/2008

Abstract:

Disclosed are stabilized body care products, household products, textiles and fabrics which comprise certain sterically hindered amine salt compounds. Dyed products and articles are effectively stabilized against color degradation. The products are for example skin-care products, hair-care products, dentifrices, cosmetics, laundry detergents and fabric softeners, non-detergent based fabric care products, household cleaners and textile-care products.

Priority: US2005-201377 Applic. Date: 2005-08-10; US20040603590P Applic. Date: 2004-08-23

Inventor: LUPIA JOSEPH A [CH]; SUHADOLNIK JOSEPH [US]; WOOD MERVIN G [US]; MARTIN WANDA H [US]


Patent No.: US7612045B2  Issued: 03/Nov/2009

Title: Compounds, compositions and methods for controlling biofilms and bacterial infections

Applicant/Assignee: SEQUOIA SCIENCES, INC

Application No.: 11/662806   Filing Date: 14/Sep/2005

Abstract:

The present invention provides compounds and compositions useful for controlling bacterial biofilms as well as for controlling and/or preventing bacterial infections. The compounds of the invention are pentacyclic acid triterpenes. Methods for controlling biofilms and for controlling and/or preventing bacterial infections are also disclosed.

Priority: US20040609763P Applic. Date: 2004-09-14; WO2005US32874 Applic. Date: 2005-09-14

Inventor: ELDRIDGE GARY R [US]


Patent No.: US7612160B2  Issued: 03/Nov/2009

Title: Polyether urethane containing allyl groups

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT BASF SE

Application No.: 10/538760   Filing Date: 10/Jun/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a mono- and/or polyallyl-polyether-urethane, to water-soluble or water-dispersible polymers which comprise such a polyether-urethane in copolymerized form, and to cosmetic or pharmaceutical compositions which comprise a water-soluble or water-dispersible polymer based on a mono- and/or polyallyl-polyether-urethane.

Priority: DE20021059036 Applic. Date: 2002-12-17; WO2003EP14357 Applic. Date: 2003-12-16

Inventor: NGUYEN-KIM SON [DE]; MATHAUER KLEMENS [DE]; WOOD CLAUDIA [DE]


Patent No.: US7615036B2  Issued: 10/Nov/2009

Title: Device and method for wound therapy

Applicant/Assignee: KALYPTO MEDICAL, INC

Application No.: 11/432855   Filing Date: 11/May/2006

Abstract:

A wound therapy device is disclosed. The wound therapy device may include a housing for covering at least a portion of a wound and for sealing to a body surface of a patient. The housing may also include a liquid-retention chamber for retaining liquid therein and a vacuum connection for coupling to a vacuum source. The vacuum connection may be in gaseous communication with the liquid-retention chamber. The vacuum connection may be separated from the liquid-retention chamber by a liquid barrier.

Priority:

Inventor: JOSHI ASHOK V [US]; GORDON JOHN HOWARD [US]; BHAVARAJU SAI [US]; DAYTON TROY C [US]


Patent No.: US7615231B2  Issued: 10/Nov/2009

Title: Methods for enhancing the morphology, tone, texture and/or appearance of skin or hair using a Meadowlactone

Applicant/Assignee: FAN TECH, LTD

Application No.: 11/256851   Filing Date: 24/Oct/2005

Abstract:

The present invention provides inexpensive, safe and reliable methods for improving the morphology, tone, texture and/or appearance of the skin and/or hair of a mammal, preferably without using one or more surfactants (or other chemicals) that can strip away, or otherwise remove, one or more protective lipids from the skin and/or hair. These methods comprise topically applying to the skin and/or hair at least three applications on a regular basis of a composition in an effective amount including: (a) a Meadowlactone in an amount that is effective for enhancing the morphology, tone, texture and/or appearance of the skin and/or hair, and having the chemical structure set forth herein

and (b) a cosmetically acceptable base in an amount that is effective for acting as a carrier vehicle for the Meadowlactone.

Priority:

Inventor: WOHLMAN ALAN [US]


Patent No.: US7615546B2  Issued: 10/Nov/2009

Title: Topical Delivery System for Phytosterols

Applicant/Assignee: BIODERM RESEARCH

Application No.: 12/210266   Filing Date: 15/Sep/2008

Abstract:

This invention relates to certain sugar esters of phytosterols of formula (I). These esters are useful for topical application, and for the treatment of skin condition, including age spots, acne, loss of cellular antioxidants, collagen loss, loss of skin pliability, loss of skin suppleness, skin wrinkles including fine lines, oxidation, damage from radiation, malfunction of matrix metalloproteases, malfunction of tyrosinases, damage from free radicals, damage from UV, dry skin, xerosis, ichthyosis, dandruff, brownish spots, keratoses, melasma, lentigines, liver spots, pigmented spots, dark circles under the eyes, skin pigmentation including darkened skin, blemishes, oily skin, warts, eczema, pruritic skin, psoriasis, inflammatory dermatoses, topical inflammation, disturbed keratinization, skin changes associated with aging, nail or skin requiring cleansers, conditioning or treatment, and hair or scalp requiring shampooing or conditioning, and combinations thereof

Wherein, n=0, 1, 2, or 3

and R=H, -CH2OH, -CH(OH)-CH2OH, -CH(OH)-CH(OH)-CH2OH

and R1=Substituent selected from a sapogenin, steroid, or terpenoid.

Priority: US2005-161856 Applic. Date: 2005-08-19; US2008-139659 Applic. Date: 2008-06-16

Inventor: GUPTA SHYAM K [US]


Patent No.: US7615560B2  Issued: 10/Nov/2009

Title: Thienopyrimidines As Cooling Agents

Applicant/Assignee: CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 11/791268   Filing Date: 07/Nov/2005

Abstract:

Use of a compound of formula (I) where R1 is a C4-6 alkylene linkage optionally substituted by a C1-4alkyl group

R2 is -NH, -NH2 or -OH

R3 is C1-5 alkyl optionally terminated by a hydroxy, phenyl or a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclic group such as furyl or N-imidazolyl and R4 is H

or R3 and R4 together form a C3-5 alkylene linkage

to produce a topical refreshing or cooling sensation in a mammal such as a human.

Priority: GB20040026266 Applic. Date: 2004-11-30; WO2005EP11972 Applic. Date: 2005-11-07

Inventor: FOSTER ALISON JAYNE [GB]; VAN DER LOGT CORNELIS PAUL ERIK [NL]; LOURBAKOS AFRODITE [NL]; TAREILUS ERWIN WERNER [NL]


Patent No.: US7615586B2  Issued: 10/Nov/2009

Title: Composition comprising a urea compound

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 11/266286   Filing Date: 04/Nov/2005

Abstract:

Composition containing, in an aqueous medium, at least one compound of formula (I) described in the specification and its salts, solvates and isomers, and at least one polymer containing at least one monomer having a sulfonic group. The polymer may be in free or partially or totally neutralized form and it may be crosslinked or non-crosslinked. It may be a homopolymer or a copolymer, possibly containing hydrophobic groups. The invention composition is particularly useful in the fields of cosmetics and dermatology, especially for caring for, treating, cleansing and making up the skin and mucous membranes.

Priority: FR20040052575 Applic. Date: 2004-11-09; US20050645597P Applic. Date: 2005-01-24

Inventor: MORENO ANGELES FONOLLA [FR]


Patent No.: US7616122B2  Issued: 10/Nov/2009

Title: Hand cleanliness

Applicant/Assignee: BIOVIGIL, LLC

Application No.: 11/353746   Filing Date: 14/Feb/2006

Abstract:

Among other things, an entry monitor has circuitry to detect when a person enters a monitored space and an indicator perceptible to other people in the space to indicate a cleanliness state of the hands of the person who has entered the space.

Priority: US2005-157094 Applic. Date: 2005-06-20

Inventor: BOLLING STEVEN F [US]


Patent No.: US7616123B2  Issued: 10/Nov/2009

Title: Apparatus and method for noninvasively monitoring for the presence of alcohol or substances of abuse in controlled environments

Applicant/Assignee: TRUTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 11/515565   Filing Date: 05/Sep/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates generally to non-invasive methods and apparatuses for determining analyte properties of a subject and identity characteristics of a subject. Embodiments of the present invention provide analyte property determination and identity determination or verification from the same spectroscopic information, making unauthorized use or misleading results less likely that in systems that include separate analyte and identity determinations. The invention can be used to control and monitor individuals accessing controlled environments.

Priority: US2005-305964 Applic. Date: 2005-12-19; US2004-852415 Applic. Date: 2004-05-24; US2001-832585 Applic. Date: 2001-04-11; US2002-281576 Applic. Date: 2002-10-28; US2003-378237 Applic. Date: 2003-03-03; US2004-753506 Applic. Date: 2004-01-08

Inventor: RIDDER TRENT [US]; VER STEEG BEN [US]; MCNALLY JAMES [US]; MAYNARD JOHN D [US]; ABBINK RUSSELL E [US]


Patent No.: US7618207B2  Issued: 17/Nov/2009

Title: Device for packaging and applying a product equipped with a detachable applicator element

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL

Application No.: 11/221709   Filing Date: 09/Sep/2005

Abstract:

A device for the application of a cosmetic and/or skin care product, includes an applicator element adapted for the application of the product. According to a preferred example, the device includes a first member having an aperture through which the applicator element extends, with a first part of the applicator element presenting an application surface projecting beyond a first side of the aperture. In addition, a second member forms a recess designed to receive therein a second part of the applicator element projecting beyond a second side of the aperture, with this second side being opposite the first side.

The first member is connected to the second member by a hinge designed to pivot about an axis (Y) so as to allow the first member to move relative to the second member between a first position in which the second part is immobilized or held between the two members and a second position in which the applicator element is detachable.

Priority: FR20040052011 Applic. Date: 2004-09-10; US20040609841P Applic. Date: 2004-09-15

Inventor: THIEBAUT LAURE [FR]


Patent No.: US7618429B2  Issued: 17/Nov/2009

Title: Skin rejuvination resurfacing method

Applicant/Assignee: SPAMEDICA INTERNATIONAL SRL OF WARRENS SPAMEDICA INTERNATIONAL SRL

Application No.: 11/315841   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2005

Abstract:

A skin rejuvenation resurfacing procedure comprising performing a punctile resurfacing procedure using a oscillating, reciprocating high speed, non-thermal, needle-based device for inducing mechanical trauma to an area of the skin to be treated.

Priority:

Inventor: MULHOLLAND R STEPHEN [CA]


Patent No.: US7618616B2  Issued: 17/Nov/2009

Title: Skin-protective compositions effective against vesicants and percutaneous chemical agents

Applicant/Assignee: STATE OF ISRAEL PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE-ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Application No.: 10/475878   Filing Date: 05/Apr/2004

Abstract:

A protective agent suitable to protect the human skin against lesions caused by vesicants or other percutaneous chemical agents, particularly against sulfur mustard gas injury and VX intoxication, which comprises a protective-effective amount of a hydrophilic water-based cream, alone or together with one or more additives selected from among the group consisting essentially of polyols, mono-, oligo- or polysaccharides, and salts of organic or inorganic acids. The additive polyol may be glycol, propylene glycol, polyglycerol, glycerin, sorbitol, dulcitol, tritol, sorbitol or mannitol. The additive monosaccharide may be ribose, xylose, glucose, fructose, galactose or mannose. The additive oligosaccharide may be sucrose, maltose, lactose, raffinose or cellobiose.

Priority: IL20010142812 Applic. Date: 2001-04-25; WO2001IL01222 Applic. Date: 2001-12-31

Inventor: BARNESS ITZHAK [IL]; KADAR TAMAR [IL]; FISHBINE ELIEZER [IL]


Patent No.: US7618662B2  Issued: 17/Nov/2009

Title: Use of natural plant extracts in cosmetic compositions

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 11/021047   Filing Date: 22/Dec/2004

Abstract:

The present invention describes compositions and methods for treating, preventing and improving the appearance of skin, particularly, treating, preventing, ameliorating, reducing and/or eliminating loss of subcutaneous fat in the skin, wherein the compositions include natural plant constituents that stimulate lipid synthesis. The plant extracts are preferably derived from Rhinacanthus nasutus, Humulus scandens, Sesbania grandiflora, Amorphophallus campanulatu, Pouzolzia pentandra, and Piper betel, and any combinations thereof. The compositions are preferably applied to the skin, or are delivered by directed means, to a site in need thereof.

Priority:

Inventor: HINES MICHELLE D [US]; DUGGAN MICHELE C [US]; BINETTI RALPH R [US]


Patent No.: US7622117B2  Issued: 24/Nov/2009

Title: 3-deoxyglucosone and skin

Applicant/Assignee: DYNAMIS THERAPEUTICS, INC

Application No.: 10/198706   Filing Date: 18/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to a method of removing 3-deoxyglucosone and other alpha-dicarbonyl sugars from skin. The invention further relates to methods of inhibiting production and function of 3-deoxyglucosone and other alpha-dicarbonyl sugars in skin. The invention also relates to methods of treating 3-deoxyglucosone and other alpha-dicarbonyl sugars associated diseases and disorders of skin.

Priority: US20020392530P Applic. Date: 2002-06-27; US20020373103P Applic. Date: 2002-04-17

Inventor: TOBIA ANNETTE [US]; KAPPLER FRANCIS [US]


Patent No.: US7622450B2  Issued: 24/Nov/2009

Title: Flavone C-glycoside derivatives and compositions containing the derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED

Application No.: 10/519979   Filing Date: 22/Aug/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to novel flavone C-glycoside derivatives or salts thereof, especially those showing an anti-allergic effect, and compositions containing them. Recently, cases of allergic diseases, especially pollenosis and atopic dermatitis have increased to such a degree that they have become a social problem. Flavones and their glycosides have been reported to have the effect of inhibiting histamine release from mast cells or an immunosuppressive effect and expected for application as allergy therapies. However, most flavones exhibit their effects only at high doses, so that effective compounds at lower doses are highly desired. The present invention provides novel components capable of treating allergic diseases at low doses and compositions containing them.

Priority: JP20020194828 Applic. Date: 2002-07-03; WO2003JP08481 Applic. Date: 2003-07-03

Inventor: ISHIKURA YOSHIYUKI [JP]; TSUJI KUNIRO [JP]; NUKAYA HARUO [JP]


Patent No.: US7624454B2  Issued: 01/Dec/2009

Title: Hand-packing instrument in the form of gloves

Applicant/Assignee: INTRON BIOTECHNOLOGY INC

Application No.: 11/517088   Filing Date: 07/Sep/2006

Abstract:

Disclosed is a hand-packing instrument in a mitten shape or a glove shape for caring for skin of the back of the hand. The hand-packing instrument has a mitten shape or a glove shape comprising two sheets overlapped and seamed at their edges, in which the two sheets make a mitten shape having an opening through which a hand can be inserted, a first insertion part for enclosing a thumb and a second insertion part for enclosing the four fingers other than the thumb, and an absorbent attached to the inner surface of one of the sheets.

Priority: KR20050034225U Applic. Date: 2005-12-05

Inventor: YOON SEONGJUN [KR]


Patent No.: US7625574B2  Issued: 01/Dec/2009

Title: Skin treatment composition

Applicant/Assignee: SHISEIDO RESEARCH CENTER

Application No.: 10/134441   Filing Date: 30/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A skin treatment composition of the present invention is an external composition for skin comprising an alkylene oxide derivative expressed by Formula (I): R1O-[(AO)m(EO)n]-R2 (I) wherein AO is an oxyalkylene group of C3 or C4

EO is an oxyethylene group

m and n are 1<=m<=70 and 1<=n<=70 respectively, wherein EO is 20 (approx.) 80% by weight with respect to a total of AO and EO

each of R1 and R2 is a hydrogen or a hydrocarbon group having C1-4. The alkylene oxide derivative (I) has a moisturizing effect, a rough skin improving effect, a stickiness improving effect, and a transdermal absorption promoting effect. When a refreshing agent is used together therewith in the composition of the present invention, the refreshing effect lasts for a long time and it is excellent in feeling of use without skin stimulation.

Priority: JP20010304029 Applic. Date: 2001-09-28; JP20020089259 Applic. Date: 2002-03-27; JP20020095092 Applic. Date: 2002-03-29

Inventor: OHMORI TAKASHI [JP]; OKAMOTO TOHRU [JP]; KAKOKI HIROYUKI [JP]; MIYAHARA REIJI [JP]; NANBA TOMIYUKI [JP]; NAKANE TOSHIHIKO [JP]; HAMANO YOHEI [JP]; TAKEOKA ERIKO [JP]


Patent No.: US7625575B2  Issued: 01/Dec/2009

Title: DERMATOLOGICAL COMPOSITION

Applicant/Assignee: HARMONY LABS, INC

Application No.: 11/857958   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2007

Abstract:

Dermatological compositions containing a humectant, e.g., at least one of urea, ammonium lactate, and glycerin, and an emollient, e.g., at least one of Shea or cocoa butter, glycine soja sterol and hybrid sunflower oil. The compositions of the invention may be utilized for treatment or amelioration of skin disorders or adverse physiological conditions, and such compositions may be employed as a base for cosmetic or pharmaceutical formulations for dermal administration.

Priority: US2003-723777 Applic. Date: 2003-11-26

Inventor: WAGONER BRUCE KEVIN [US]


Patent No.: US7628998B2  Issued: 08/Dec/2009

Title: Colored cosmetic compositions with pearlescent and color pigment blends

Applicant/Assignee: AVON PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/622299   Filing Date: 18/Jul/2003

Abstract:

There is provided compositions and methods for providing a natural appearance, healthy glow, and other aesthetic benefits to the skin. One composition has a shade-matched pearlescent component. Another composition has a blend of a shade-matched pearlescent component and a shade-matched pigment component. Preferably, the blend is incorporated into an emulsion, a powder, cream-to-powder cosmetic, a gel, a pomade, a solution, a stick, suspension, or a wet/dry foundation.

Priority: US20020397291P Applic. Date: 2002-07-19

Inventor: SHAH ARVIND N [US]; CURTIS ERNEST S [US]


Patent No.: US7628999B2  Issued: 08/Dec/2009

Title: Personal care compositions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/801872   Filing Date: 11/May/2007

Abstract:

This invention relates to personal care compositions containing polytrimethylene ether glycol in a variety of physical forms including solutions, gels, oil-in-water emulsions, water-in-oil emulsions, suspensions and solids. In a particularly preferred embodiment, the polytrimethylene ether glycol is derived predominantly from monomers obtained from renewable resources, making the personal care products of this embodiment of the present invention more environmentally friendly in terms of their manufacture, use and disposal.

Priority: US20060801166P Applic. Date: 2006-05-17

Inventor: SUNKARA HARI BABU [US]


Patent No.: US7629304B2  Issued: 08/Dec/2009

Title: Use of high solids solution of a cationic copolymers in personal care formulations and personal care formulations obtained therefrom

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 12/218894   Filing Date: 17/Jul/2008

Abstract:

Use of an aqueous solution of a cationic copolymer in a detergent composition, characterized in that the cationic copolymer is formed from a cationic monomer and a nonionic monomer wherein said cationic copolymer has an average molecular weight in the range 30,000 to 300,000 and the aqueous solution has a concentration of 20 to 50% by weight and a viscosity of less than 10,000 cP at 25 DEG C. The invention also claims cosmetic compositions obtained from the aqueous solution of a cationic copolymer.

Priority: GB20000027978 Applic. Date: 2000-11-16; US2003-415405 Applic. Date: 2003-04-29; WO2001EP12734 Applic. Date: 2001-11-02

Inventor: COCKCROFT ROBERT [GB]; RIDLEY ELEANOR BERNICE [GB]; REYNOLDS VALERIE [GB]


Patent No.: US7629375B2  Issued: 08/Dec/2009

Title: Cytoprotective compounds, pharmaceutical and cosmetic formulations, and methods

Applicant/Assignee: GALILEO PHARMACEUTICALS, INC JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC

Application No.: 11/015198   Filing Date: 16/Dec/2004

Abstract:

Cytoprotective compounds, many of which are phenolic derivatives characterized by a substituted phenol having certain conjugated bonds, are useful in the treatment of certain ischemic or inflammatory conditions, including but not limited to stroke, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and skin disorders characterized by inflammation or oxidative damage. They are also useful in the manufacture of pharmaceutical and cosmetic formulations for the treatment of such conditions.

Priority: US2002-202670 Applic. Date: 2002-07-23; US20010307439P Applic. Date: 2001-07-23; US20020353702P Applic. Date: 2002-01-31

Inventor: WANG BING [US]; ZHANG YONG-KANG [US]; CHEN JIAN [US]; ZHANG WEI [US]; SONG JIANGAO [US]; DEL BALZO UGHETTA [US]; BROWN LESLEY [US]; BODDUPALLI SEKHAR [US]; BOBZIN STEVEN [US]; GILAT SYLVAIN [US]; MILLER GUY [US]


Patent No.: US7629378B2  Issued: 08/Dec/2009

Title: Compositions and method for treating affective, painful or allergic disorders

Applicant/Assignee: GIDEON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/781254   Filing Date: 18/Feb/2004

Abstract:

Therapeutic compositions of doxepin and having a preponderance of the cis doxepin isomer over the trans doxepin isomer provide therapeutic effects for affective, painful, or allergic disorders without the sedative effects commonly experienced with compositions having a preponderance of the trans doxepin isomer.

Priority: US2002-294409 Applic. Date: 2002-11-14

Inventor: BERNSTEIN JOEL E [US]


Patent No.: US7629359B2  Issued: 09/Dec/2009

Title: Use of piperidine derivatives as dermo-decontracting agents

Applicant/Assignee: L'Oreal (Paris, FR)

Application No.: -   Filing Date: --

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a cosmetic process for treating wrinkled skin, in particular the skin of the face and/or of the forehead, through a dermo-decontracting effect, comprising the topical application to said skin of a composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least one piperidine derivative chosen from the compounds of formula (I). These compounds make it possible to combat expression wrinkles according to a mechanism of dermo-decontraction.

Priority:

Inventor: Cavezza; Alexandre (Pavillon sous Bois, FR), Rozot; Roger (Lagny/Marne, FR)


Patent No.: US7632795B2  Issued: 15/Dec/2009

Title: Stabilized body care products, household products, textiles and fabrics

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 12/214501   Filing Date: 19/Jun/2008

Abstract:

Disclosed are stabilized body care products, household products, textiles and fabrics which comprise certain sterically hindered amine salt compounds. Dyed products and articles are effectively stabilized against color degradation. The products are for example skin-care products, hair-care products, dentifrices, cosmetics, laundry detergents and fabric softeners, non-detergent based fabric care products, household cleaners and textile-care products.

Priority: US2005-201377 Applic. Date: 2005-08-10; US20040603590P Applic. Date: 2004-08-23

Inventor: LUPIA JOSEPH A [CH]; SUHADOLNIK JOSEPH [US]; WOOD MERVIN G [US]; MARTIN WANDA H [US]


Patent No.: US7632873B2  Issued: 15/Dec/2009

Title: Cosmetic dermatological composition comprising at least one gradient copolymer, makeup comprising the cosmetic or dermatological composition and cosmetic method using the composition

Applicant/Assignee: L'OREAL S.A

Application No.: 10/734301   Filing Date: 15/Dec/2003

Abstract:

A cosmetic or dermatological composition comprising at least one gradient copolymer comprising at least two different monomers, displaying a mass polydispersity index (Ip) less than or equal to 2.5 and for example, additionally a low composition polydispersity. A cosmetic or dermatological method for make-up or care of keratinous substances, notably the skin of the body or of the face, the nails, the hair and/or the eyelashes, comprising application of a cosmetic composition as defined above on the said substances.

Priority: FR20020015858 Applic. Date: 2002-12-13; US20030457998P Applic. Date: 2003-03-28

Inventor: MOUGIN NATHALIE [FR]


Patent No.: US7634538B2  Issued: 15/Dec/2009

Title: Product counseling system, product development program, and machine-readable recording medium

Applicant/Assignee: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD

Application No.: 10/241227   Filing Date: 11/Sep/2002

Abstract:

The present invention is a cosmetic product counseling system in which a user terminal is provided with skin diagnostic equipment for measurement of the skin of customers. Cosmetic products suited for the customers are selected based on skin condition data obtained from the skin diagnostic equipment before selecting a cosmetic product and attribute data entered from the user terminal which are in the server. A product selection DB is provided in which product matrices linking each item contained in the skin condition data and product characteristics of the cosmetics are stored. Then, based on result skin condition data indicating skin condition of the customer after using the selected cosmetic product and usage evaluation data entered by the customer responding to a questionnaire, the cosmetic product is reselected until a predetermined satisfaction rating is obtained from the customer.

Priority: JP20010278323 Applic. Date: 2001-09-13

Inventor: MORI SHIGERU [JP]; SATOH TAKASHI [JP]


Patent No.: US7635488B2  Issued: 22/Dec/2009

Title: Patches and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: DBV TECHNOLOGIES

Application No.: 11/411531   Filing Date: 26/Apr/2006

Abstract:

A patch comprising a support having electrostatic properties is provided wherein a periphery of the support is coated with an adhesive material, and all or part of the non-adhesive surface of the support is covered with at least one biologically active substance in the form of particles that is adhered to the non-adhesive part of the support by electrostatic forces.

Priority: FR20010003382 Applic. Date: 2001-03-13; US2003-659566 Applic. Date: 2003-09-10; WO2002FR00804 Applic. Date: 2002-03-06

Inventor: DUPONT CHRISTOPHE [FR]; DUPONT BERTRAND [FR]; VANNEROM PIERRE-YVES [FR]; BENHAMOU PIERRE-HENRI [FR]; RONCO JORGE [FR]


Patent No.: US7638144B2  Issued: 29/Dec/2009

Title: Composition, apparatus and method for skin rejuvenation

Applicant/Assignee: DERMANEW, INC

Application No.: 09/802425   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2001

Abstract:

A composition including a base and a plurality of abrasive particles. An apparatus including a head, and an applicator coupled to the head, the applicator having dimensions suitable for contacting localized areas of human skin. A method including applying a composition to an area of human skin, the composition comprising a base and a plurality of abrasive particles, and manipulating the composition over the area of human skin with a handle-operated instrument.

Priority: US1999-411712 Applic. Date: 1999-10-04

Inventor: RHAODES DEAN [US]


Patent No.: US7638149B2  Issued: 29/Dec/2009

Title: Peptide extract of lupine and pharmaceutical or cosmetic or nutritional composition comprising same

Applicant/Assignee: LABORATOIRES EXPANSCIENCE

Application No.: 10/985988   Filing Date: 12/Nov/2004

Abstract:

A composition comprising a hydrolyzed peptide extract of a lupin and a method of producing the same.

Priority: WO2000FR01007 Applic. Date: 2000-04-18; FR19990004875 Applic. Date: 1999-04-19; US2001-958092 Applic. Date: 2001-11-16

Inventor: MSIKA PHILIPPE [FR]; PICCIRILLI ANTOINE [FR]; PAUL FRANCOIS [FR]


Patent No.: US7638476B2  Issued: 29/Dec/2009

Title: WASHING AND CLEANING AGENTS COMPRISING READILY SOLUBLE CAPSULES

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN (HENKEL KG AA) HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA

Application No.: 12/028389   Filing Date: 08/Feb/2008

Abstract:

Aqueous washing and cleaning agents that contain capsules in addition to other constituents, the capsules each encompassing an active ingredient in a matrix. The introduction of a combination of aluminum silicate and silicic acid into the matrix improves the solubility characteristics of the capsules in a washing operation.

Priority: DE200510038070 Applic. Date: 2005-08-10; WO2006EP07149 Applic. Date: 2006-07-20

Inventor: ORLICH BERNHARD [DE]; RICHTER BERND [DE]; HOELSKEN SOEREN [DE]; VAN DER BURGH STEFAN [DE]


Patent No.: US7638484B2  Issued: 29/Dec/2009

Title: Methods for accelerating wound healing by administration of adipokines

Applicant/Assignee: HEALOR LTD

Application No.: 11/348527   Filing Date: 07/Feb/2006

Abstract:

Methods for inducing or accelerating a healing process of a damaged skin or skin wounds are described. The methods include administering to the skin cells colonizing the damaged skin or skin wound a therapeutically effective amount of an adipokine, an adipocyte or preadipocyte modulator, adipocytes, preadipocytes, or stem cells, or transforming the skin cells colonizing the damaged skin or skin wound such as to express and secrete an adipokine, thereby inducing or accelerating the healing process of the damaged skin or skin wound.

Priority: WO2004IL00727 Applic. Date: 2004-08-05; US20030493000P Applic. Date: 2003-08-07

Inventor: BRAIMAN-WIKSMAN LIORA [IL]; SOLOMONIK INESSA [IL]

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This list includes patents granted in the United States. 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 in skin, lip and eye care including creams, lotions, toners, pomades, antiwrinkle and antiaging products, nutraceuticals as well as ingredients derived from
nature, biotechnology and nanotechnology to deliver emolliency, humectancy, distinct sensory properties, antioxidant and free radicals protection, etc.