Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Loretta J. Henderson
  • Patent number: 5869470
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition 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: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Roy Lonnie Blank, Darrell Gene Doughty, Carlos Gabriel Linares
  • Patent number: 5855878
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle system having a thickening system which comprises a nonionic long-chain alkylated water-soluble polymer and a specific cationic quaternary ammonium surfactant component dispersed in a compatible solvent. The quaternary surfactant component has an iodine value of at least about 15. The quaternary surfactant component is characterized by having a sufficient level of unsaturated C.sub.14 -C.sub.22 alkyl or C.sub.14 -C.sub.22 alkyl amido C.sub.2 -C.sub.6 alkylene radicals such that the average iodine value is at least about 15. These vehicle systems are useful in cosmetic compositions which are used to deliver an active component to the hair or skin. The vehicle systems are particularly useful in hair care compositions, especially rinse-off hair conditioning and styling compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy Woodrow Coffindaffer, Melissa Smith Monich, Steven Hilary Leitch, Raymond Edward Bolich, Jr., Patrick Columkille McCall
  • Patent number: 5849728
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to desquamation compositions comprising a combination of salicylic acid and certain zwitterionic surfactants. The subject invention further relates to methods of desquamation in mammalian skin and treating acne in mammalian skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Donald L. Bissett
  • Patent number: 5843418
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle system having a thickening system which comprises a nonionic long-chain alkylated water-soluble polymer and a specific cationic quaternary ammonium surfactant component dispersed in a compatible solvent. The quaternary surfactant component has an iodine value of at least about 15. The quaternary surfactant component is characterized by having a sufficient level of unsaturated C.sub.14 -C.sub.22 alkyl or C.sub.14 -C.sub.22 alkyl amido C.sub.2 -C.sub.6 alkylene radicals such that the average iodine value is at least about 15. These vehicle systems are useful in cosmetic compositions which are used to deliver an active component to the hair or skin. The vehicle systems are particularly useful in hair care compositions, especially rinse-off hair conditioning and styling compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Co.
    Inventors: Timothy Woodrow Coffindaffer, Melissa Smith Monich, Steven Hilary Leitch, Raymond Edward Bolich, Jr., Patrick Columkille McCall
  • Patent number: 5843926
    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: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Richardson-Vicks Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Lonnie Blank
  • Patent number: 5840717
    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: April 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Richardson-Vicks Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Lonnie Blank
  • Patent number: 5837697
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition 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: December 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Roy Lonnie Blank, Darrell Gene Doughty, Carlos Gabriel Linares
  • Patent number: 5833998
    Abstract: Disclosed are topical compositions for regulating the oily and/or shiny appearance of skin. The compositions contain:(a) an active for regulating the oily and/or shiny appearance of skin, said active consisting essentially of one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of niacinamide, pyridoxine, panthenol, and pantothenic acid, in an amount that is safe and effective for regulating the oily and/or shiny appearance of the skin; and(b) a cosmetically acceptable carrier for said active. Also disclosed are methods of regulating the oily and/or shiny appearance of skin by topical application of such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kimberly Ann Biedermann, Donald Lynn Bissett, George Endel Deckner
  • Patent number: 5827508
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions which are useful for providing protection to the skin of humans from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. In particular the present invention relates to compositions having improved chemical, physical, and photostability. These compositions comprise from about 0.1% to about 10% of a dibenzoylmethane sunscreen compound, from about 0.1% to about 20% of a surface-treated zinc oxide, and a carrier suitable for application to the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Robert Tanner, Patricia Ritenour Hertz, Margaret Ann O'Donoghue, Christopher Irwin
  • Patent number: 5824666
    Abstract: The present invention relates to leave on, oil-in-water, skin care compositions, comprising: (A) from about 0.05% to about 20% of an acidic active ingredient, preferably having a solubility parameter from about 6 to about 12; (B) from about 0.1% to about 25% of alkoxylated alcohols, alkoxylated polyols, and mixtures thereof; (C) from about 1% to about 20% of an acid 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.; (D) from about 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: George Endel Deckner, Marie Antoinette Rinaldi, Victoria Claire Szymanski
  • Patent number: 5821237
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to compositions which are useful for improving the visual appearance of skin, especially facial skin. The composition contains certain primary actives including at least one cyclic polyanionic polyols at least one sulfhydryl compound and at least one zwitterionic surfactant. The subject invention further relates to methods of improving the visual appearance of skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donald Lynn Bissett, Gerald Bruce Kasting, Kay Lesley Powers
  • Patent number: 5811593
    Abstract: The present invention is for a process for preparing monoacetals of hydroquinone wherein said process provides for higher yields of greater purity. Said process utilizes a two step reaction wherein a protected hydroquinone is reacted with an enol ether to form a protected intermediate. Upon hydrogenolysis of said intermediate a final product, monoacetal hydroquinone, is formed having higher degree of purity and in greater yields that the yields attributed to reactions known in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John David Carter, Jack Lee Parsons, David Fred Starks
  • Patent number: 5811413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition 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: December 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Roy Lonnie Blank, Darrell Gene Doughty, Carlos Gabriel Linares
  • Patent number: 5811109
    Abstract: A liquid hair cosmetic composition comprising:(A) From about 0.1% by weight to about 10% by weight (acid basis) of a silicone-containing polycarboxylic acid copolymer having a vinyl polymeric backbone, and having grafted to the backbone a silicone-containing macromer having a weight average molecular weight of from about 1,000 to about 50,000. (B) A neutralizing system consisting essentially of sodium hydroxide present at a lever sufficient to neutralize at least about 25% of the acid groups on the silicone containing copolymer; (C) From about 0%-1.0% by weight of water; and (D) The balance comprising a carrier suitable for application to hair. The liquid hair cosmetic products have improved clarity and storage stability and demonstrate excellent hair styling benefits in addition to hair feel attributes and ease of removal and brush out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Elizabeth Claire Cooper, Rosemary Jane Welch
  • Patent number: 5811111
    Abstract: The compositions of the present invention are useful for the topical delivery of a wide variety of active ingredients. These compositions are particularly useful for treating conditions such as acne and its attendant skin lesions, blemishes, and other imperfections. These compositions are nonirritating to the skin and also provide improved skin feel benefits. These compositions can be in the form of leave-on products and products that are rinsed or wiped from the skin after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David Michael McAtee, Lourdes Dessus Albacarys, Joseph Anthony Listro
  • Patent number: 5807545
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle system having a thickening system which comprises a nonionic long-chain alkylated water-soluble polymer and a specific cationic quaternary ammonium surfactant component dispersed in a compatible solvent. The quaternary surfactant component has an iodine value of at least about 15. The quaternary surfactant component is characterized by having a sufficient level of unsaturated C.sub.14 -C.sub.22 alkyl or C.sub.14 -C.sub.22 alkyl amido C.sub.2 -C.sub.6 alkylene radicals such that the average iodine value is at least about 15. These vehicle systems are useful in cosmetic compositions which are used to deliver an active component to the hair or skin. The vehicle systems are particularly useful in hair care compositions, especially rinse-off hair conditioning and styling compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Co.
    Inventors: Timothy Woodrow Coffindaffer, Melissa Smith Monich, Steven Hilary Leitch, Raymond Edward Bolich, Jr., Patrick Columkille McCall, Jose Antonio Carballada
  • Patent number: 5807543
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle system having a thickening system which comprises a nonionic long-chain alkylated water-soluble polymer and a specific cationic quaternary ammonium surfactant component dispersed in a compatible solvent. The quaternary surfactant component has an iodine value of at least about 15. The quaternary surfactant component is characterized by having a sufficient level of unsaturated C.sub.14 -C.sub.22 alkyl or C.sub.14 -C.sub.22 alkyl amido C.sub.2 -C.sub.6 alkylene radicals such that the average iodine value is at least about 15. These vehicle systems are useful in cosmetic compositions which are used to deliver an active component to the hair or skin. The vehicle systems are particularly useful in hair care compositions, especially rinse-off hair conditioning and styling compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Co.
    Inventors: Timothy Woodrow Coffindaffer, Melissa Smith Monich, Steven Hilary Leitch, Raymond Edward Bolich, Jr., Patrick Columkille McCall, Jose Antonio Carballada
  • Patent number: 5804572
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition 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: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Roy Lonnie Blank, Darrell Gene Doughty, Carlos Gabriel Linares
  • Patent number: 5801163
    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: April 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Richardson-Vicks Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Lonnie Blank
  • Patent number: 5795879
    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: February 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Richardson-Vicks Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Lonnie Blank