Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Michael E. Hilton
  • Patent number: 6294186
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antimicrobial compositions which provide enhanced immediate as well as residual anti-viral and antibacterial efficacy. The antimicrobial compositions of the present invention provide previously unseen residual effectiveness against Gram negative bacteria, Gram positive bacteria, and viruses, fungi, and improved immediate germ reduction upon use. These compositions comprise: a) a safe and effective amount of a benzoic acid analog; b) a safe and effective amount of a metal salt; and c) a dermatologically acceptable carrier for the acid and salt wherein said composition has a pH of from about 1 to about 7. The invention further relates to methods of use for the present compositions as well as antimicrobial products which incorporate the compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Inventors: Peter William Beerse, Kimberly Ann Biedermann, Steven Hardy Page, Michael Joseph Mobley, Jeffrey Michael Morgan
  • Patent number: 6290938
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions suitable for use as sunscreens which comprise a UVA sunscreen active and a carrier suitable for application to the skin. These compositions are substantially free of benzylidene camphor derivatives and provide excellent stability, efficiency, and UV protection efficacy in a safe, economical and aesthetically appealing manner. The compositions have a Sunscreen Efficiency Index of at least about 1.75, a UVA Efficacy Value of at least about 0.5, a UVA Photostability Index of at least about 0.85, a UVB Photostability Index of at least about 0.85, and a Transparency Value of less than about 10. Methods of using the compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Robert Tanner, Christopher Irwin, Margaret Ann O'Donoghue
  • Patent number: 6284802
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for regulating the condition of mammalian keratinous tissue wherein the methods comprise the step of topically applying to the keratinous tissue of a mammal needing such treatment, a safe and effective amount of a composition comprising: a) a safe and effective amount of farnesol; and b) a dermatologically-acceptable carrier for the farnesol. In additional embodiments, the above composition is suitable for thickening skin and preventing and/or retarding atrophy of mammalian skin, preventing and/or retarding the appearance of spider vessels and/or red blotchiness on mammalian skin, preventing and/or retarding the appearance of dark circles under the eye of a mammal, preventing and/or retarding sallowness of mammalian skin, preventing and/or retarding sagging of mammalian skin, softening and/or smoothing lips, hair and nails of a mammal, and preventing and/or relieving itch of mammalian skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donald Lynn Bissett, Elizabeth Ann Jewell-Motz
  • Patent number: 6280757
    Abstract: The present invention relates to disposable, personal cleansing articles useful for cleansing the skin or hair. These articles are used by the consumer by wetting the dry article with water and then rubbing the article against the skin or hair. The article comprises a water insoluble substrate having a cleansing surface that contains apertures of a certain size and frequency, and a lathering surfactant releasably associated with the substrate. Preferably, the articles of the present invention further comprise a conditioning component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David M. McAtee, Erik J. Hasenoehrl
  • Patent number: 6267975
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substantially dry, disposable personal cleansing article comprising: a) a water insoluble substrate comprising: 1) a first layer which exhibits a Loft-Soft Ratio of greater than about 1.1; 2) a second layer, disposed adjacent to said first layer, wherein said second layer exhibits a Loft-Soft Ratio of less than about 1.2; b) a cleansing component disposed adjacent to said first and second layers, wherein said component comprises from about 10% to about 1000%, by weight of the water insoluble substrate, of a lathering surfactant. The present invention further relates to a substantially dry, disposable personal care article suitable for conditioning wherein the above-described article comprises a therapeutic benefit component, disposed adjacent to said water insoluble substrate, wherein said component comprises from about 10% to about 1000%, by weight of the water insoluble substrate, of a therapeutic benefit component in addition to or in lieu of the cleansing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Edward Dewey Smith, III, Marc Paul Lorenzi
  • Patent number: 6267978
    Abstract: A cosmetic composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion comprising: (a) continuous oil phase; and (b) discontinuous aqueous phase; and (c) amino acid salt of salicylic acid or salicylic acid derivative. The compositions of the invention provide regulation of the oily and/or shiny appearance of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Chune Sang, Jonathan Richard Stonehouse
  • Patent number: 6258344
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to a water-in-silicone gel composition for skin lightening comprising: a) a safe and effective amount of a compound of formula (I), wherein Z is oxygen or sulfur; b) a mixture of dimethicone copolyol surfactant and cyclomethicone; and c) a cosmetically-acceptable carrier for said compound of formula (I) and said mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Ananthanarayan Venkateswaran
  • Patent number: 6248336
    Abstract: A cosmetic make-up composition suitable for use as a mascara or the like and which is in the form of an emulsion comprising an insoluble polymeric material in an aqueous emulsion; and lipophilic oil components including a polyvinylpyrrolidone hexadecane copolymer. The compositions exhibit improved wear and water resistance and are removable with soap and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Padraig Hugh McDermott
  • Patent number: 6224854
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions suitable for providing protection against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. The composing provide excellent efficiency, broad spectrum UV efficacy, and photostability. Methods of use for these compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Larry Richard Robinson
  • Patent number: 6217889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substantially dry, disposable personal care article suitable for cleansing, said article comprising: a) a water insoluble substrate comprising a creped nonwoven layer wherein said layer has a Crepe Ratio of from about 4.5 to about 45; and b) a cleansing component disposed adjacent to said creped nonwoven layer, wherein said component comprises from about 10% to about 1000%, by weight of the water insoluble substrate, of a lathering surfactant. The present invention further relates to a substantially dry, disposable personal care article suitable for conditioning wherein the above-described article comprises a therapeutic benefit component, disposed adjacent to said water insoluble substrate, wherein said component comprises from about 10% to about 1000%, by weight of the water insoluble substrate, of a therapeutic benefit component in addition to or in lieu of the cleansing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marc Paul Lorenzi, Edward Dewey Smith, III
  • Patent number: 6150403
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for inhibiting sebaceous gland activity in mammalian skin comprising administration of a topical composition comprising dehydroacetic acid or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and a dermatologically-acceptable carrier. The present invention also relates to methods and topical compositions further comprising agents which regulate the oily and/or shiny appearance of skin, and agents which treat acne and related skin disorders in mammalian skin and scalp. Methods of reducing sebum synthesis with the use of dehydroacetic acid, methods of regulating the oily and/or shiny appearance of skin, and methods of treating acne and other skin disorders are also encompassed by the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kimberly A. Biedermann, Harry L. Schubert, John J. Parran, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6143310
    Abstract: A cosmetic composition in the form of water-in-oil emulsion comprising: (a) a continuous oil phase, (b) a discontinuous phase, and (c) an amino acid salt of salicylic acid or an amino acid salt of a salicylic acid derivative. The composition of the invention provide regulation of the oily and/or shiny appearance of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Chune Sang, Jonathan Richard Stonehouse
  • Patent number: 6139854
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a skin lightening composition comprising(a) a safe and effective amount of a compound of the formula (I) ##STR1## wherein Z is Oxygen or Sulfur, (b) an average polarity solvent(c) a polyhydric alcohol(d) a solid fatty alcohol(e) a nonionic surfactant(f) water, and(g) lecithinwherein at least a portion of the above components (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) forms a liquid crystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Junji Kawato
  • Patent number: 6136300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to kits and films formed from the kits which are useful as cosmetic or therapeutic agents, as well as methods of their use. The films and kits herein are particularly useful as polishes for mammalian nails. More particularly, the present invention relates to kits and films which, when applied to mammalian nails exhibit long wear. When applied to mammalian nails, the present kits provide films exhibiting Peak Adhesive Strengths of greater than about 15 g/mm and exhibiting a Toughness Value of greater than about 1.2 MPa or a Wear Value of greater than about 1000 (MPa).sup.2. The present invention further relates to methods of coating mammalian nails with kits and films formed from the kits which exhibit Peak Adhesive Strengths of greater than about 15 g/mm and exhibit Toughness Values of greater than about 1.2 MPa or Wear Values of greater than about 1000 (MPa).sup.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter Christopher Ellingson, Edward Dewey Smith, III
  • Patent number: 6124362
    Abstract: A method for regulating the growth and loss of hair via the use of compositions containing a compound selected from the group consisting of lupane triterpenes, derivatives of lupane triterpenes, derivatives of oleanane triterpenes, derivatives of ursane triterpenes, and salts and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Barton James Bradbury, Shari Joy Soper, Joseph Robert Kaczvinsky, Jr., Dorothy Limerick Bailey, Celeste Dawn Gale
  • Patent number: 6071501
    Abstract: The present invention relates to photostable compositions suitable for providing protection against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. The compositions provide excellent efficiency and broad spectrum UV efficacy while exhibiting improved 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) a photostabilizing system consisting essentially of an effective amount of 2-ethylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate; andc) a suitable carrier;wherein the mole ratio of 2-ethylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate to the dibenzoylmethane sunscreen active is from about 0.15:1 to about 1:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Larry Richard Robinson
  • 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: 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: 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: 5976514
    Abstract: Disclosed are topical compositions which comprise from about 0.01% to about 60% by weight of an antiperspirant and/or deodorant active; from about 1% to about 60% by weight of a volatile, nonpolar hydrocarbon liquid having a solubility parameter of less than about 7.5 (cal/cm.sup.3).sup.0.5 and a vapor pressure as measured at 25.degree. C. of from about 0.01 mmHg to about 6.0 mmHg; and from about 1% to about 60% by weight of a skin irritation-mitigating material having a vapor pressure equal to or less than that of the volatile, nonpolar hydrocarbon liquid, preferably a silicone-containing liquid; wherein the weight ratio of the volatile, nonpolar hydrocarbon liquid to the mitigating material is from about 5:1 to about 1:50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gerald John Guskey, Curtis Bobby Motley, Christine Marie Putman, Philip Andrew Sawin