Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Loretta J. Henderson
  • Patent number: 6068834
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions, compounds and methods for lightening skin, using active compounds having the structure: ##STR1## wherein: (i) each X is, independently, selected from the group consisting of halo, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl, OR, OCOR, COR, CONRR COOR, CN, SR, SOR, SO.sub.2 R, SO.sub.3 R and NRR, wherein X is other than hydroxy, amino and thio, if this X is attached ortho to the phenol hydroxy;(ii) m is an integer from 0 to 4;(iii) each R' and each R" is, independently, selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl, OR, OCOR, OCRROR, COR, CR(OR)OR, CONRR, COOR, CRROR, CN, SR, and NRR; wherein halo, when it appears, is other than geminal to a hydroxy, NH.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kalla Lynn Kvalnes, Mitchell Anthony DeLong, Barton James Bradbury, Curtis Bobby Motley, John David Carter
  • Patent number: 6060547
    Abstract: The invention is a water-in-oil emulsion film forming foundation having a synergistic combination of about 0.5% to about 10% by weight of a water soluble or water dispersible film forming polymer, as well as about 0.5% to about 35% by weight of the composition of one or more plasticizing solvent(s). Both the polymer and solvent(s) combined together in the aqueous phase are in a cosmetically acceptable carrier providing suitable feel and appearance during application, as well as excellent wear and appearance benefits after application. Yet this film forming foundation provides a flexible, light feel that resembles other foundations, and is easily removed with soap and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marcia Lang Canter, Brian Dale Barford, Brian David Hofrichter
  • 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: 6013269
    Abstract: A make-up comosition in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion comprising volatile silicone or hydrocarbon oil, pigment, organic amphiphilic material capable of forming smectic lyotropic liquid crystals in product or on the skin, and optionally, non-volatile oil. The make-up composition exhibits improved moisturisation and product stability together with reduced shine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Magda El-Nokaly, Kataline Igo-Kemenes, David Andrew Jakubovic, Michael Lee Vatter
  • 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: 6001373
    Abstract: A make-up composition in the form of a water-in-oil or oil-in-water emulsion comprising silicone oil selected from volatile silicones, non-volatile silicones and mixtures thereof, optionally humectant, at least one coated or uncoated iron-oxide type pigment and a TiO.sub.2 -coated platelet-type interference pigment material having a TiO.sub.2 layer thickness of from about 120 nm to about 160 nm or a whole number multiple thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kataline Igo-Kemenes, Alison Ruth Boxshall, Sian Morris
  • 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: 5997853
    Abstract: Hair care compositions which provide improved styling and hair conditioning properties are disclosed. The compositions comprise from about 0.1% to about 10.0% of a specifically-defined silicone copolymer and from about 0.5% to about 99.5% of a carrier suitable for application to hair. These compositions are characterized by the fact that, when dried, the polymer phase separates into a discontinuous phase which includes a silicone macromer and a continuous phase which includes the copolymer backbone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble
    Inventors: Raymond Edward Bolich, Jr., Peter Marte Torgerson
  • Patent number: 5989528
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions suitable for use as sunscreens which provide excellent stability, efficiency, and UV protection efficacy in a safe, economical and aesthetically appealing manner (on-skin transparency, low skin irritation). Methods of use for these compositions are also disclosed. The compositions comprise:a) a safe and effective amount of a UVA-absorbing dibenzoylmethane sunscreen active;b) a safe and effective amount of a stabilizing agent having the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 and R.sub.1 ' are independently in the para or meta position and are independently a hydrogen atom or a straight- or branched chain C.sub.1 -C.sub.8 alkyl radical, R.sub.2 is a straight- or branched-chain C.sub.1 -C.sub.12 alkyl radical; and R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Robert Tanner, Christopher Irwin, Margaret Ann O'Donoghue
  • Patent number: 5985294
    Abstract: Disclosed are personal care compositions, especially hair styling compositions, containing silicone microemulsions, and corresponding applications of such compositions. The disclosed invention further relates to stable, hair styling compositions containing a silicone microemulsion and lower monohydric alcohol. A preferred personal care composition comprises from about 0.01% to about 20% of a non-silicone containing polymer suitable for hair styling; an organopolysiloxane microemulsion comprising an organopolysiloxane dispersed as particles in the microemulsion having an average particle size of less than about 80 nanometers, and a surfactant system which is compatible with the hair styling polymer; and a carrier comprising from about 3% to about 99% of a first solvent selected from the group consisting of water; water soluble organic solvents; organic solvents which are strongly to moderately strong in hydrogen-bonding parameter; and mixtures thereof; wherein the first solvent is other than C.sub.1 -C.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Marjorie Mossman Peffly
  • Patent number: 5980878
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water or alcohol soluble or dispersible thermoplastic elastomeric copolymers and to cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions containing these copolymers. This invention especially relates to copolymers useful for hair styling purposes, and to hair styling compositions containing these copolymers. This invention further relates to copolymers useful for providing cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions for topical application to the skin. These topical skin care compositions are useful for delivereing and/or transdermally transporting active ingredients to or thorugh the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter Marte Torgerson, Sanjeev Midha
  • Patent number: 5976513
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions suitable for providing protection against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. The compositions provide excellent efficiency, broad spectrum UV efficacy, and photostability. Methods of use for these compositions are also disclosed. The present compositions comprise: a) an effective amount of a UVA-absorbing dibenzoylmethane sunscreen active;b) an and effective amount of a naphthalene derivative having the formula ##STR1## wherein R is in the 1 or 2 position and is independently selected from the group consisting of CHO, COOH, COR' wherein R' is a C.sub.1 -C.sub.30 straight or branched alkyl or an aryl, and wherein said naphthalene derivative has a triplet energy state of from about 56 kcal/mol to about 59.5 kcal/mol; andc) a suitable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Larry Richard Robinson
  • 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: 5972316
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions suitable for providing protection against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. The compositions provide excellent efficiency, broad spectrum UV efficacy, and photostability. Methods of use for these compositions are also disclosed. The present compositions comprise:a) an effective amount of a UVA-absorbing dibenzoylmethane sunscreen active;b) an effective amount of an aniline derivative, having the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3, R.sub.4, and R.sub.5 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, R', OR', COOH, CHO, COOR', CN, SO.sub.2 R', SO.sub.2 OR', NO, aryls, OH,SH, NHR', NR'.sub.2, SR', I, Cl, F, Br, and combinations thereof; wherein R' is a C.sub.1 -C.sub.30 straight or branched alkyl or an aryl; wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3, R.sub.4, and R.sub.5 can together form with each other bridged cyclic structures; andc) a suitable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Larry Richard Robinson
  • Patent number: 5972356
    Abstract: The present invention relates to personal care compositions suitable for styling hair, comprising from about 0.01% to about 20% of a hair styling polymer, a polyorganosiloxane emulsion comprising a polyorganosiloxane dispersed as particles an average particle size of less than about 150 nanometers, and a surfactant system; from about 0.01% to about 10% of a silicone-polyoxyalkylene copolymer surfactant and a carrier comprising at least about 0.5% of a first solvent selected from the group consisting of water; water soluble organic solvents; organic solvents which are strongly to moderately strong in hydrogen-bonding parameter; and mixtures thereof; wherein the first solvent is other than a C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 monohydric alcohol, a C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 ketone and a C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marjorie Mossman Peffly, Raymond Edward Bolich, Jr., Kenneth W. Rigney
  • 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: 5968495
    Abstract: Relatively high VOC hair styling compositions which provide good style retention without unacceptable stickiness or stiffness are disclosed. The compositions comprise from about 0.01% to about 20% of a hair styling polymer and a carrier comprising at least about 0.5%, by weight of the composition, of a first solvent selected from the group consisting of water; water soluble organic solvents; organic solvents which are strongly to moderately strong in hydrogen-bonding parameter; and mixtures thereof; wherein the first solvent is other than a C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 monohydric alcohol, a C.sub.1 --C.sub.3 ketone and a C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 ether, wherein the composition is characterized by a FFV and a CRI wherein (FFV.sup.-1 .times.1000).gtoreq.[(-2.635.times.CRI)+36.418].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Raymond Edward Bolich, Jr., Elizabeth Murphy Schrader, Russell Michael Logue, Michael David Brotherton, Jean Patterson Dalhover
  • Patent number: 5968485
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions suitable for providing protection against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. The compositions provide excellent efficiency, broad spectrum UV efficacy, and photostability. Methods of use for these compositions are also disclosed. The compositions comprise:a) an effective amount of a UVA-absorbing dibenzoylmethane sunscreen active;b) an effective amount of a tertiary amine containing 2 or less nitrogen atoms having the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, and R.sub.3 are independently selected from the group consisting of straight, branched or cyclic C.sub.1 -C.sub.30 alkyls and aryls other than those aryls substituted in the para position with a benzofuran, carboxylic acid, or ester group; wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, and R.sub.3, can together form with each other a ring having at least 2 carbon atoms; and wherein when either R.sub.1, R.sub.2, or R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Larry Richard Robinson