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January  - June  2010

  • L'Oreal  receives US Patent 7744859 for a "Semipermanent hair shaping method" based on the application of a
    neutralized anionic hair fixative polymer onto the hair, followed by treatmed with acidic solution. Good hair feel and hold
    is claimed.

  • Kao applied for patent Appl 20100139681 for a "HAIR COSMETIC COMPOSITION" based on the blend of a
    methacrylamide copolymer and fatty acid glycerides to prepare a hair spray which is capable of restyling.


  • P&G applies for World Patent WO2010/068400 for a Hair Conditioning Composition Comprising Cationic Surfactant
    System and Direct Dye. The composition is claimed to provide improved coloring benefits, while providing conditioning
    benefits.

  • P&G receives US patent 7,476,259 for inventing an oxidative hair coloring and bleaching composition comprising an
    oxidizing agent, a source of carbonate ions, an alkalising agent, and preformed dyes, utilised at pH 9.5 and below
    which improved color delivery, intensity and vibrancy, which are compatible with current dyes and dye precursor.

  • Merk receives US Patent 7,485,183 for 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 and cleansing formulations.

  • 'L'Oreal applies for World patent WO/2009/074963 for an anhydrous  lipstick composition using macademia oil. It
    claims that the film applied on the lips stays comfortable overtime and provides an efficient hydration to the lips.

  • Colgate-Palmolive Company (New York, NY) receives US Patent 7622436 for "Cleaning composition comprising a
    ternary surfactant system in combination with dipropyl or diisopropyl adipate solvent". The compositions comprise an
    aqueous component; an organic solvent; an anionic surfactant; an amine co-surfactant containing either (a) an N-
    oxide group or (b) a zwitterionic group; and a nonionic surfactant; in a form of a microemulsion or microemulsion
    preconcentrate. Methods of cleaning a hard surface using such compositions are also described.

January  - Dec  2009

  • Colgate-Palmolive Company (New York, NY) receives US Patent 7622436 for "Cleaning composition comprising a
    ternary surfactant system in combination with dipropyl or diisopropyl adipate solvent". The compositions comprise an
    aqueous component; an organic solvent; an anionic surfactant; an amine co-surfactant containing either (a) an N-
    oxide group or (b) a zwitterionic group; and a nonionic surfactant; in a form of a microemulsion or microemulsion
    preconcentrate. Methods of cleaning a hard surface using such compositions are also described

  • Nippon Menard Cosmetic Co., Ltd. (Nagoya-Shi, JP) receives US Patent No 7618638  for "Matrix metalloprotease
    inhibitor". The invention provides a preventive and relieving medicine for activated matrix metalloproteinase-causing
    disorders, based on extract of Ganoderma mushroom. The extract of Ganoderma mushroom has MMP inhibiting
    behavior and is effective for prevention, suppression, and symptomatic relief of various activated MMP-causing
    disorders and diseases, such as metastasis of cancers, ulceration, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, periodontitis,
    and aging of skin

  • DOW CORNING CORPORATION applies for a world patent  WO2009/129179 related to "EMULSIONS OF BORON
    CROSSLINKED ORGANOPOLYSILOXANES AND THEIR USE IN PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS". The patent
    discloses the preparation of an emulsion composition by forming a mixture of a silanol functional organopolysiloxane,
    a boron compound, an emulsifier, and then admixing water to the mixture to form an emulsion. The resulting
    emulsions are useful for providing benefits in personal care applications, particularly hair, skin and antiperspirant
    applications.

  • Biogen IDEC International GmbH (Zug, CH) Receives US Patent  7619001 for "Utilization of dialkylfumarates" The
    invention relates to the use of dialkyl fumarates for the preparation of pharmaceutical preparations for use in
    transplantation medicine or for the therapy of autoimmune diseases and said compositions in the form of micro-
    tablets or pellets. The dialkyl fumarates may also be used in combination with conventional preparations used in
    transplantation medicine and immunosuppressive agents, especially cyclosporines.

  • Kuraray Medical Inc. (Kurashiki-shi, JP) receives US Patent No: 7615582 for "One-pack type adhesive composition for
    dental use". This is a one-part dental adhesive composition that exhibits high adhesive strength and high storage
    stability in adhesion between a teeth, enamel or dentine, and a dental repairing material, and a resin material, is
    provided. Since the adhesive composition is one-part type, there is no need to mix in an adhering operation, and in
    addition, it exhibits high adhesive strength without performing preprocessing (etching processing and priming.

  • Antoxis Limited (Aberdeen, GB) receives US Patent 7,601,754: "Flavonoid compounds as therapeutic antioxidants"
    The compounds have been shown to exhibit anti-oxidative properties in biological systems and their utility in a
    sunscreen or skin care composition or to treat conditions involving oxidative damage, especially curative or
    prophylactic treatment of Alzheimer's disease or ischaemia-reperfusion injury, is described.

  • Croda, Inc. (Edison, NJ, USA) receives US Patent 7,611,725 for "Additives and products including oligoesters".  The
    invention relates to oligoesters containing additives and/or oligoesters themselves which 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.

  • ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY applies for a World Patent WO2009/140061  for AMINOALCOHOL AND BIOCIDE
    COMPOSITIONS FOR AQUEOUS BASED SYSTEMS. The invention discloses a biocidal compositions and use in
    aqueous media, such as metalworking fluids, the compositions combine a biocidal agent and a non-biocidal primary
    amino alcohol compound.

  • L'Oreal (Paris, FR) receives US patent 7,622,104: "Methods for relaxing and re-waving hair comprising a reducing
    agent and a hydroxide compound".  The methods and kits for lanthionizing hair fibers to achieve relaxation of the  
    fibers, and methods and kits for re-waving the fibers by applying a pretreatment composition of one reducing agent
    chosen from thiols, sulfites, etc and followed by a composition comprising a hydroxide compound, and heating the
    hair.

  • L'Oreal (Paris, FR) receives US patent 7,618,617 for "Aqueous hair treatment compositions, thickened with an
    amphiphilic linear block copolymeran" The invention is related to the use of a water-soluble or water-dispersible linear
    block copolymer comprising at least one hydrophulic block and at least one hydrophobic block, urethane and siloxane
    units, no PEG or PEG-free, to thicken or gel aqueous hair treatment compositions...

  • Procter & Gamble receives a United States Patent  7,598,213 for a novel conditioning shampoo compositions
    containing select cationic conditioning polymers. The cationic polymer has a cationic charge density from about 2
    meq/gm to 10 meq/gm. The cationic polymer, in combination with anionic detersive surfactant component and other
    essential components, provides improved deposition of the conditioning agent (silicone or oil) on hair or skin.

  • Suprapolix B.V (Eindhoven, NL) received United States Patent 7,622,131 for "Siloxane polymers with quadruple
    hydrogen bonding units". The patent covers the synthesis of the polymers which are effective to gel cyclomethicone.
    The gels are the base for the preparation of a number of cosmetic products.

  • Independent Inventors, Benabdillah; K. et-al, apply for a US patent (Appl 20090269295) for a creative hair fixative
    composition containing non-silicone fatty substances, surfactants, vinylformamide/vinylamine copolymers, and
    silicones. The composition is claimed to be good for the styling of the hair and can make possible to obtain a lasting
    hold of the hairstyle and also hair conditioning properties. .

  • BioDerm Research (Scottsdale, AZ, USA) receives US Patent 7,615,546 for "Topical delivery system for phytosterols".
    This invention relates to certain sugar esters of phytosterols. These esters are claimed to be useful for topical
    application, and for the treatment of various types of skin conditions. The patent describes in a simple and elegant
    way, the synthesis of the compounds and substantiation examples.

  • THE ESTEE LAUDER COS, Inc. has applied for a US Patent (Appl 20090285866) for unique "Self-healing polymer
    compositions" for a hair and skin care containing a blend of hyaluronic acid as the film-former and a porous polymeric
    release system.

  • L'Oreal obtains patent  for shampoo with high contact angle amodimethicone. See formulation.

  • Hercules obtains patent for the formulation of shampoo with cationic, oxidized polysaccharides for hair conditioning
    applications. See formulation

  • L'Oreal patents an emulsion comprising a compound of low solubility and a lipophilic amino acid derivative. The
    composition is useful for the formulation of skin care lotions - see formulation preparation.m

January - December 2008


  • Avon obtains patent  for aqueous cosmetic coloring and gloss compositions having film formers  - see formulation to
    learn how you can prepare it.

  • L'Oreal obtains patent for Aqueous photoprotective compositions for use as UV-A sunscreens  - see formulation to
    learn how you can prepare it.

  • Mary Kay obtains patent  for composition including marine botanicals to provide antiaging benefits to damaged skin  -
    see procedure to learn how you can prepare it.

  • Symrise obtains patent for encapsulated perfume compositions for use in hair and skin products which release a
    burst of fragrance after initial application  - see procedure to learn how you can prepare it.

  • Procter & Gamble applies for patent for conditioning shampoo compositions containing selected cationic
    conditioning polymers  - see formulation to learn how you can prepare it.

  • L'Oreal applies for patent for cosmetic composition containing silicone acrylate copolymer and nonionic vinyllactam
    polymers  for hair spray - see formulation to learn how you can prepare it.

  • Honeywell International applies for patent for siloxane polymers for use in personal care formulations  - see
    procedure to learn the basic preparation.

  • L'Oreal applies for patents for block polymers in cosmetic compositions such as Nail Varnish, Mascara, Lipstick,  W/O
    Foundation, Nail Varnish, etc.  - see formulation to learn how you can prepare it.

  • Croda applies for patent for quaternized hydrolysed starch as hair fixative  - see procedure to learn the basic
    preparation  and formulation examples.

  • Procter and Gamble applies for  patent for hair conditioning composition with non-guar galactomannan polymer
    derivative  - see formulation to learn how you can prepare it.

  • Mnemoscience GmbH applies for patent for hair treatment with shape memory polymers  - see procedure to learn the
    basic preparation and formulation examples.

  • Procter & Gamble obtains patent for enhancing the colour perception of artificially coloured hair  - see formulation to
    learn how you can prepare it.

  • Proceter & Gamble obtains patent for keratin dyeing compounds and compositions based on carbazole chemistry  -
    see formulation to learn how you can prepare it.

  • L'Oreal obtains patent for oxidation dye composition for keratin fibers with associative polymer, nonionic cellulose-
    based compound and cationic polymer with a charge density of greater than 1 meq/g  - see formulation to learn how
    you can prepare it.

  • Ciba obtains patent for cationic direct dyes for hair -  see procedure to learn the basic preparation and formulation
    examples.

  • Beiersdorf AG obtains patent for cosmetic or dermatological light-protective formulation comprising a
    hydroxybenzophenone and benzoxazole  -  see formulation  to learn how you can prepare it.

  • Unilever obtains patent cosmetic composition (skin cream) with vitamin B6, vitamin B3 and an organic acid  - see
    formulation to learn how you can prepare it.

  • Eastman applies for patent for wrinkle masking film composition for skin  -  see formulation to learn how you can
    prepare it.

  • HENG MADALENE applies for patent for acne treatment and for reversing skin aging  -  see formulation to learn how
    you can prepare it.

  • Unilever applies for patent for skin care cosmetic composition with ethylene brassilate  - see formulation to learn how
    you can prepare it.

  • Arizona Chemical obtains patent for ester-terminated poly(ester-amide) in personal care products - see formulation to
    learn how you can prepare it.

  • Procter and Gamble applies for patent for a personal care composition with pear seed extracts    - see formulation to
    learn how you can prepare it.

  • MMI Corporation (KY) obtains patent for natural sunscreen compositions with Hedychium spicatum and/or Alpinia
    galanga  - see formulation to learn how you can prepare it.

  • Colgate Palmolive discloses invention related to methods of making oral care films having active ingredients  - see
    procedure to learn the basic preparation and formulation examples.

  • SCHERING PLOUGH HEALTHCARE discloses invention related to aerosol lotion formulations with parabens  - see
    formulation to learn how you can prepare it.

  • Dow Corning discloses invention related to sunscreen microcapsules from emulsion polymerization of  tetraoxysilane  
    - see procedure to learn the basic preparation and formulation examples.

  • Abbott Laboratories obtains patent for o Salts of fenofibric acid and pharmaceutical formulations thereof, i.e. tablets,  -
    see formulation to learn how you can prepare it.

  • KerrHawe S.A. obtains patent for abrasive component for a cleaning agent in a cleaning product for use on delicate
    surfaces, especially on teeth - see formulation to learn how you can prepare it.

  • Reheis, Inc. patent for fragrance friendly and inexpensive Aluminum and Zirconium antiperspirant actives and method
    of making the same  -  see procedure to learn the basic preparation and AP/DEO formulation examples.

  • L'Oreal obtains patent for low white residue, deodorant and antiperspirant cosmetic composition (aerosol)
    comprising a combination of zinc gluconate and an antiperspirant aluminum salt  - see formulation to learn how you
    can prepare it.


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