Patents Represented by Attorney George W. Allen
  • Patent number: 6071503
    Abstract: The present invention is for cosmetic compositions applied to the lips providing significant benefits to the user. These composition comprise the combination of oganosiloxane resins and fluid diorganosiloxane resins with a volatile carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lee Ellen Drechsler, Thomas Elliot Rabe, Edward Dewey Smith, III
  • Patent number: 6063397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substantially dry, disposable, personal cleansing product useful for both cleansing and conditioning the skin or hair. These products are used by the consumer by wetting the dry product with water. The product comprises of a water insoluble substrate, a lathering surfactant, and a conditioner component. The invention also encompasses methods for cleansing and conditioning the skin or hair using these products and to methods for manufacturing these products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy John Fowler, Erik John Hasenoehrl, Lourdes Dessus Albacarys
  • Patent number: 6040282
    Abstract: Disclosed are hair styling shampoo compositions which comprise from about 5% to about 50% by weight of a surfactant selected from the group consisting of anionic surfactants, zwitterionic or amphoteric surfactants, and combinations thereof; from about 0.1% to about 10% by weight of an organic or silicone-grafted hair styling polymer; and from about 40% to about 94.9% by weight of water; wherein the Hair Feel Index (HFI) is at least about 0.65 and the Curl Retention Value (CRV) is at least about 70. The composition provides improved styling performance and improved hair feel from a shampoo composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Susan Marie Guskey, Everett Junior Inman, Teresa Ann Desch, Lynne Anne Fritschi, Stephanie Lynn Killion
  • Patent number: 6024942
    Abstract: The present invention relates to leave on, skin care compositions, comprising: (a) from about 0.1% to about 30% of a sunscreen active, (b) from about 0.5% to about 20% of a hydrophobic, structuring agent, (c) from about 0.2% to about 10% of a hydrophilic surfactant, (d) from about 0.1% to about 5% of a thickening agent, (e) from about 0.1% to about 25% of a skin lightening agent and (f) water. These compositions are useful for providing (i) protection to human skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation and (ii) a skin lightening benefit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Robert Tanner, Julie Ann Wagner, Christopher Irwin
  • Patent number: 6019962
    Abstract: The invention is for compositions and method for using said compositions to improve the performance of a long-wearing cosmetic composition. The invention and its methods of use allows the user to significantly enhance the attributes of a long-wearing cosmetic composition without compromising its primary advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Co.
    Inventors: Thomas Elliot Rabe, Lee Ellen Drechsler, Edward Dewey Smith, III, Terutomo Dohmae, Christina M. Hines
  • Patent number: 6013271
    Abstract: A skin care composition in the form of an oil-in-water dispersion which comprises from about 1% to about 60% oil phase components including from about 0.01% to about 20% by weight of a liquid, polyol carboxylic acid ester having a polyol moiety and at least 4 carboxylic acid moieties, wherein the polyol moiety is selected from the group consisting of sugars and sugar alcohols containing from about 4 to about 8 hydroxyl groups, and wherein each carboxylic acid moiety has from about 8 to about 22 carbon atoms, and wherein said liquid polyol carboxylic acid ester has a complete melting point of less than about 30.degree. C., from about 30% to about 98.89% by weight of water, and from about 0.1% to about 20% of an organic amphiphilic emulsifier material which is capable of forming liquid crystals in product or on the skin. The composition provides improved moisturization, skin feel and skin care benefits and reduced greasiness, together with excellent rub-in, absorption and stability characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Darrell Gene Doughty, Joseph Anthony Gatto, Zahid Nawaz, Richard George A. Rolls
  • Patent number: 6013270
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a skin care kit useful skin conditioning. The kit, which includes a skin care composition contained within a dispenser, is particularly useful for providing good moisturization and aesthetics to both cream and lotion users. More particularly, this invention relates to a skin care kit useful for regulating skin condition (especially human skin, more especially human facial skin), including lubricating the skin, increasing the smoothness and suppleness of the skin, preventing or relieving dryness of the skin, hydrating the skin, and/or protecting the skin regulating visible and/or tactile discontinuities in skin, e.g., visible and/or tactile discontinuities in skin texture, more especially discontinuities associated with skin aging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter James Hargraves, Julie Elizabeth Wilson, Christopher Irwin, Timothy John Fowler, Robert Bao Kim Ha
  • Patent number: 6001377
    Abstract: Disclosed are topical compositions which provide good coverage of skin imperfections, e.g., pores and uneven skin tone, while retaining a natural skin appearance. The compositions contain a particulate material having a refractive index of at least about 2, e.g., TiO.sub.2, and a skin conditioning component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James Pedrosa SaNogueira, Jr., Nancy Coultrip Dawes
  • Patent number: 5997890
    Abstract: Disclosed are topical compositions which are useful for providing essentially immediate improvements in skin appearance, e.g., good coverage of skin imperfections, e.g., pores and uneven skin tone, in addition to chronic improvements in skin appearance, while retaining a natural skin appearance. The compositions contain a particulate material having a refractive index of at least about 2, e.g., TiO.sub.2, and an active for regulating skin condition following multiple topical applications of the composition. Preferred actives include Vitamin B.sub.3 compounds and retinoids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Richard Sine, James Pedrosa SaNogueira, Jr., Nancy Coultrip Dawes
  • Patent number: 5997887
    Abstract: Disclosed are topical compositions which provide good coverage of skin imperfections, e.g., pores and uneven skin tone, while retaining a natural skin appearance. The compositions contain a charged particulate material dispersed throughout a thickened, hydrophilic carrier. The charged particulate material allows the compositions to have a Coverage Efficiency Ratio of greater than about 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Bao Kim Ha, Timothy John Fowler
  • Patent number: 5985809
    Abstract: A personal cleansing composition comprising: (a) from about 1% to about 30% by weight of a dispersed oil phase comprising at least one nonocclusive liquid polyol fatty acid polyester containing at least four fatty acid ester groups wherein the polyol moiety is selected from sugars and sugar alcohols containing from about 4 to about 8 hydroxyl groups, and wherein each carboxylic acid moiety has from about 8 to about 22 carbon atoms and wherein the liquid polyol fatty acid polyester has a complete melting point of less than about 30.degree. C.; and (b) from about 5% to about 30% by weight of water-soluble surfactant selected from anionic, nonionic, zwitterionic and amphoteric surfactants and mixtures thereof. The products provide excellent in-use and efficacy benefits including excellent skin feel during and after use, good lather volume and stability characteristics, skin conditioning, mildness, stability, cleansing, good water-feel and appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gayle Marie Frankenbach, Nicola Jacqueline Phipps, Wendy Victoria J. Richardson
  • Patent number: 5980931
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substantially dry, disposable, personal cleansing product useful for both cleansing and conditioning the skin or hair. These products are used by the consumer by wetting the dry product with water. The product comprises of a water insoluble substrate, a lathering surfactant, and an oil soluble conditioning agent. The invention also encompasses methods for cleansing and conditioning the skin or hair using these products and to methods for manufacturing these products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy John Fowler, Erik John Hasenoehrl, Lourdes Dessus Albacarys
  • Patent number: 5977039
    Abstract: A system for cleansing the skin comprises a hydro-phobic diamond-mesh sponge and a liquid cleansing and moisturizing composition with excellent lather in the same washing and rinsing operation. The system provides improved lather and overall acceptability for mild liquid cleansing compositions which contain moisturizers and especially for those which would otherwise have marginal lather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gail Gordon, Cheryl Oram Schoenberg, Lisa Catherine Winder, Gene Michael Altonen, Andrew Raymond Cipra
  • Patent number: 5976521
    Abstract: An anti-acne cosmetic composition in the form of a multiple phase water-in-oil emulsion and process for preparing thereof, wherein the composition comprises two or more aqueous phases and a coalescence inhibitor for preventing coalescence of the aqueous phases and wherein at least a first aqueous phase comprises the anti-acne active in the form of an aqueous/alcoholic solution. The composition exhibits moisturisation, anti-acne activityand skin anti-ageing benefits, together with product and colour stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gillian Scott Briggs, Teresa Barbara Crook, Graeme Douglas T. Smith
  • Patent number: 5977037
    Abstract: A personal cleansing product comprising:(a) from about 0.1% to about 20% of anionic surfactant,(b) from about 0.1% to about 20% of amphoteric surfactant,(c) from about 0.5% to about 25% of a vegetable oil adduct and,(d) water.The vegetable oil adduct can be made by Diels-Alder addition of a conjugated, elaidinized form of the vegetable oil with acrylic acid, fumaric acid or maleic anhydride. The preferred adduct is maleated soybean oil. The compositions provide excellent in-use and efficacy benefits including cleansing and lathering as well as improved mildness and skin conditioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michel Joseph Giret, Anne Langlois, Roland Philip Duke
  • Patent number: 5972359
    Abstract: Disclosed are topical compositions which provide good coverage of skin imperfections, e.g., pores and uneven skin tone, while retaining a natural skin appearance. The compositions contain a particulate material having a refractive index of at least about 2, e.g., TiO.sub.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Richard Sine, James Pedrosa SaNogueira, Jr., Nancy Coultrip Dawes
  • Patent number: 5972361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substantially dry, disposable, personal cleansing product useful for both cleansing and conditioning the skin or hair. These products are used by the consumer by wetting the dry product with water. The product comprises of a water insoluble substrate, a lathering surfactant, and an oil soluble conditioning agent. The invention also encompasses methods for cleansing and conditioning the skin or hair using these products and to methods for manufacturing these products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy John Fowler, Erik John Hasenoehrl, Lourdes Dessus Albacarys
  • Patent number: 5968496
    Abstract: An aqueous foaming cosmetic composition comprising (a) from 0.1 to 7% of an imidazolinium amphoteric surfactant, (b) from about 0.1% to about 5.0% of a polyol alkoxy ester wherein the ratio of (a):(b) is from about 15:1 to about 1:1 and wherein the cleansing composition has a viscosity of at least about 150 cps (Brookfield RVT, Spindle No TB, 10 rpm, 25.degree. C.). The composition has improved foam stability, together with excellent cleansing performance and mildness. It is suitable for use as make-up and facial cleansers, foam bath, shower products, shampoos etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Carlos Gabriel Linares, George Endel Deckner, Lucie Anita St. John
  • Patent number: 5968528
    Abstract: Disclosed are skin care compositions containing a vitamin B.sub.3 compound which generally improve the quality of the skin, particularly human facial skin. More particularly, the present invention relates to niacinamide containing skin care compositions with improved skin compatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: George Endel Deckner, James Pedrosa SaNogueira, Jr., Joseph Michael Zukowski
  • Patent number: 5962441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for regulating wrinkles and/or atrophy in mammalian skin comprising treating the skin with a safe and effective amount of salicylic acid and/or additional active component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Richardson-Vicks Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Lonnie Blank