Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Loretta J. Henderson
  • Patent number: 5965115
    Abstract: Disclosed are personal care compositions which are suitable for application to the hair, skin, or nails. These compositions comprise a polyorganosiloxane emulsion comprising a surfactant and a polyorganosiloxane having an average particle size of less than about 150 nanometers; from about 0.01% to about 10% of a silicone-linear polyoxyalkylene block copolymer surfactant; and a carrier comprising (i) 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 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, and (ii) at least about 40%, by weight of the composition, of a second solvent selected from the group consisting of C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 monohydric alcohols, C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 ketones, C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 ethers, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Raymond Edward Bolich, Jr., Kenneth Wayne Rigney
  • Patent number: 5965111
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions, kits, and films formed therefrom which are useful as cosmetic or therapeutic agents, particularly as polishes for mammalian nails, as well as methods of their use. More particularly, the present invention relates to fast-drying compositions which enhance long wear through their fast-drying properties. When applied to mammalian nails, the present fast-drying compositions exhibit a 5% Diluent Content Time of less than about 38 minutes and or exhibit a 5% Diluent Content Time of less than about 44 minutes and has an Initial Slope greater than about 2.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter Christopher Ellingson, Alice Jean Michels, Edward Dewey Smith, III
  • 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
  • Patent number: 5955066
    Abstract: The present invention relates to conditioning shampoo compositions having improved stability and conditioning benefits. These compositions comprise a surfactant system further comprising a detersive anionic surfactant and a stabilizing surfactant; a fatty compound selected from the group consisting of fatty alcohols, fatty acids, fatty alcohol derivatives, fatty acid derivatives, and mixtures thereof; a hair conditioning agent selected from the group consisting of nonvolatile dispersed silicone conditioning agents, hydrocarbon conditioning agents, water soluble cationic polymeric conditioning agents, and mixtures thereof, and water. The present invention also relates to methods for cleansing and conditioning the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Takashi Sako, Hirotaka Uchiyama, Yoshinari Okuyama, John Gregory Schroeder
  • Patent number: 5948416
    Abstract: The present invention relates to leave on, skin care compositions, comprising: (A) from about 0.001% to about 20% of an active ingredient, (B) from about 1% to about 20% of a stable, hydrophobic, structuring agent selected from the group consisting of saturated C.sub.16 to C.sub.30 fatty alcohols, saturated C.sub.16 to C.sub.30 fatty alcohols containing from about 1 to about 5 moles of ethylene oxide, saturated C.sub.16 to C.sub.30 diols, saturated C.sub.16 to C.sub.30 monoglycerol ethers, saturated C.sub.16 to C.sub.30 hydroxy fatty acids, and mixtures thereof, having a melting point of at least about 45.degree. C.; and (C) from about 0.05% to about 10% of a hydrophilic surfactant selected from the group consisting of anionic surfactants, cationic surfactants, zwitterionic surfactants, and mixtures thereof, and (D) from about 25% to about 98.949% water. These compositions are useful for delivering a wide variety of active ingredients to the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Julie Ann Wagner, Joseph Michael Zukowski, Larry Richard Robinson, George Endel Deckner, Marie Antoinette Rinaldi, Victoria Claire Szymanski
  • Patent number: 5948739
    Abstract: Disclosed are hair conditioning shampoo compositions, containing a detersive surfactant component, a silicone hair conditioning agent, and water and preferably comprising a suspending agent for the silicone conditioning agent. The detersive surfactant component comprises, at least in part, polyethylene glycol glyceryl fatty ester nonionic surfactant. The compositions hereof provide improved silicone deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Everett Junior Inman
  • Patent number: 5948417
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid cosmetic compositions comprising 0.1-10 wt % of a spherical silica having an average particle size of 3-16 .mu.m wherein said spherical silica is adsorped with moisturizing agent. Such composition can suppress oil shining without affecting natural finished appearance and have a moisturizing effect in a non-aqueous composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Tamotsu Mori
  • Patent number: 5948394
    Abstract: A stable lip compositions which resists transfer upon subjecting the wearer to routine or daily activities. The compositions are in the form of a lipstick, contain a sufficiently high level of silicone oils to impart good feel upon application wherein, sticks are additionally formulated to resist breakage even when exposed to the rigors of manufacture, retail sale, and daily use by the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David William Walling, Steven Michael Wujek, Felicia Levine, Debra Joy Coleman-Nally
  • Patent number: 5939467
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymeric compositions that are biodegradable and that can be melt processed into various forms, including films, fibers, and nonwovens. The compositions include compatible or semicompatible blends of biodegradable polymers and have physical and thermomechanical integrity. Films formed from preferred polymeric compositions are suitable for use as backsheets in disposable absorbent articles. In a preferred embodiment, the polymeric composition includes a polyhydroxyalkanoate and at least one other biodegradable polymer selected from aliphatic polyester-based polyurethanes, a polylactide, polycaprolactone, or a mixture of two or more of these polymers. Where the second polymer is polycaprolactone, the composition preferably also includes a third polymer for enhancing the melt processability of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andrew Julian Wnuk, David Harry Melik, Terrill Alan Young
  • Patent number: 5935556
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions suitable for use as sunscreens which have improved storage stability and improved retention of UV absorbance capability. Methods of using the compositions are also disclosed. The compositions comprise an emulsion comprising a safe and effective amount of a UVA-absorbing dibenzoylmethane sunscreen active in one or more oil phases, a safe and effective amount of a formaldehyde donor preservative in one or more aqueous phases, and an emulsifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Robert Tanner, Christopher Irwin
  • Patent number: 5932228
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for treating acne and other skin lesions and also to methods of treatment utilizing these compositions. These compositions and methods of treatment employ benzoyl peroxide, a compound for reducing the skin irritation associated therewith, and a topical carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bonnie Joy Hall, Julie Anne Baur, George Endel Deckner
  • Patent number: 5932196
    Abstract: The present invention are for emulsion compositions and the process for making such compositions containing biological and cosmetic actives subject to hydrolysis of actives during processing and storage of the emulsion composition. Buffers are incorporated into emulsion at a point wherein the acidic and basic conditions created during processing have little effect on compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Curtis Bobby Motley, Patricia Sue Raleigh
  • Patent number: 5922758
    Abstract: The subject invention involves methods and compositions for reducing non-ultraviolet-induced free radical damage in mammals comprising administering to a mammal a composition comprising a safe and effective amount of a compound selected from 2,4-dienoic acid esters of tocopherols and mixtures of such compounds, optionally in combination with chelating agents and/or anti-inflammatory agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Donald L. Bissett
  • Patent number: 5919439
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water or alcohol soluble or dispersible silicone grafted 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 delivering and/or transdermally transporting active ingredients to or thorugh the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter Marte Torgerson, Sanjeev Midha
  • Patent number: 5919467
    Abstract: Cosmetic composition in the form of a powder comprising branched chain aliphatic hydrocarbon having a weight average molecular weight of from about 100 to about 15,000 and the remainder of the composition comprising one or more cosmetic powder base components selected from pigments, matte finishing agents, fillers and binders, and mixtures thereof. The compositions provide improved adhesion to the skin, increased wear, coverage and reduced rub-off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Delyth Myfanwy Jenkins, Gillian Scott Briggs, Karen Fish
  • Patent number: 5916547
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water or alcohol soluble or dispersible silicone grafted 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 delivering and/or transdermally transporting active ingredients to or through the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter Marte Torgerson, Sanjeev Midha
  • Patent number: 5897857
    Abstract: The subject invention involves topical depilatory composition at a pH 7 or below, comprising sulfhydryl compounds. The subject invention further relates methods for removing vellus hair from mammalian comprising topical application of a composition, at a pH of 7 or below, comprising a sulfhydryl compound or a cosmetically- and/or pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Greg George Hillebrand, Vladimir Gartstein
  • Patent number: 5874095
    Abstract: The invention involves pharmaceutical compositions for topical application comprising:(a) a safe and effective amount of a pharmaceutical active; and(b) from about 0.05% to about 5% of a non-ionic polyacrylamide having a molecular wight of from about 1,000,000 to about 30,000,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Richardson-Vicks Inc.
    Inventors: George Endel Deckner, Brian Scott Lombardo
  • Patent number: 5872112
    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 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: Richardson-Vicks Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Lonnie Blank
  • Patent number: 5871760
    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: May 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Darrell Gene Doughty, Joseph Anthony Gatto, Zahid Nawaz, Richard George A. Rolls