Patents Represented by Attorney Steven J. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 6606374
    Abstract: A system for recording an audio description of an item that may be offered for sale over the Internet makes use of an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. A user wishing to make an audio recording accesses the IVR system via a telephone or a computer, and interacts with the IVR system to record, edit and/or re-record the audio description of the item. The IVR system can then place the recorded audio description in one or more electronic data files on an Internet server. The data files can then be accessed, via the Internet, and played over user computers. The process of recording an audio description may also include a prompt for the user to input a predefined control number. Such a predefined control number could be assigned by an Internet content provider before the audio recording is created. The IVR system could then store the audio recording, on an Internet server, in a data file having a filename that reflects the control number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Convergys Customer Management Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth I. Rokoff, John R. Ramsay, J. Christopher Wiseman, Timothy M. Price
  • Patent number: 6537527
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions, compounds, and methods for lightening skin, using active compounds having the general structure: wherein each X is halo; m is 1 to 4; each R′ and R″ is independently selected from hydrogen, halo, C1-C10 alkyl, substituted C1-C10 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted phenyl, substituted or unsubstituted naphthyl, OR, OCOR, OCRROR, COR, CR(OR)OR, CONRR, COOR, CRROR, CN, SR, and NRR; each R is selected from hydrogen, C1-C10 alkyl, substituted C1-C10 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted phenyl, and substituted or unsubstituted naphthyl; n is 1 to 5; Z is O; in an amount effective to lighten skin; and a pharmaceutically-acceptable carrier therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Inventors: Kalla Lynn Kvalnes, Mitchell Anthony DeLong, Barton James Bradbury, Curtis Bobby Motley, John David Carter
  • Patent number: 6497860
    Abstract: Disclosed is a skin lightening composition comprising a) a safe and effective amount of at least one water soluble reducing agent selected from the group consisting of sodium sulfite, potassium sulfite, sodium hydrogen sulfite, potassium, hydrogen sulfite, sodium, metasulfite, potassium metasulfite, ammonium sulfite, ammonium hydrogen sulfite, formic acid, oxalic acid and mixtures thereof and b) cosmetically acceptable carrier for the water soluble reducing agent wherein the composition is substantially free of hydroquinone or its derivatives. Also disclosed is a method for skin lightening in mammals comprising topically applying to the skin the above composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Inventors: Junji Kawato, Ananthanarayan Venkateswaran
  • Patent number: 6395727
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of treating non-psychotic disorders by administration of atypical antipsychotic medications, in particular, risperidone. More specifically, the invention relates to a method of treating the eating disorder Bulimia Nervosa and Bulimia-related eating disorders, by administration of antipsychotic medications from the group of compounds designated as atypical antipsychotic mediations. Typical dosage amounts may range from 0.1 milligrams to 4 milligrams per day and may be administered in any dosage forms known in the art, including, but not limited to oral, intramuscular, rectal, transdermal, sustained release forms, controlled release forms, delayed release forms, and response release forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation
    Inventors: Gina Guadagno, Jodi M. Star
  • Patent number: 5545499
    Abstract: A photoconductor for use in electrophotographic reproduction devices is disclosed. This photoconductor exhibits improved oil resistance when used with liquid toners and excellent cycling stability. The photoconductors of the present invention utilize a phthalocyanine dye, particularly an X-form metal-free phthalocyanine, dispersed in a medium molecular weight polyvinyl chloride binder in the charge generating layer, and a charge transport molecule, particularly a hydrazone such as DEH, in a polyestercarbonate binder in the charge transport layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Vernon M. Balthis, Ronald A. Merten, Robert J. Rumery, Robert L. Vollmer
  • Patent number: 5349972
    Abstract: A cosmetic product package, particularly a mascara package, including a dual wiper mechanism which virtually eliminates the messiness problems of typical mascara applicators. The dual wiper mechanism has a resilient inner wiper and a resilient outer wiper spaced apart from one another within a supporting structure forming a residual mascara chamber therebetween. The inner wiper has a relatively small opening which provides most of the doctoring of the bristles. The outer wiper has a larger opening which primarily doctors the stem. Mascara which collects in the residual chamber flows through conduits around the inner wiper back into the primary reservoir, or alternatively to a discard reservoir. A mechanism to doctor more mascara from the brush upon insertion than upon removal of the brush may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert S. Dirksing, David T. Miller
  • Patent number: 5336445
    Abstract: Aqueous, liquid hard surface detergent compositions contain beta-aminoalkanols as solvents and/or buffers for improved spotting/filming and good cleaning. Some formulas do not contain large amounts of builders and are suitable for general purpose cleaning including cleaning of glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Daniel W. Michael, Dennis R. Bacon
  • Patent number: 5320834
    Abstract: An improved foundation composition for application to the skin is disclosed. The composition is characterized by the inclusion of a light scattering agent having a spherical shape and a diameter of up to 30 microns. This component permits the non-inclusion of a colorant. The absence of a colorant allows the foundation composition to be invisible on the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hovic O. Ounanian, Natividad R. Jose, Joseph DiSomma, Harvey Gedeon
  • Patent number: 5298236
    Abstract: Disclosed are liquid antiperspirant compositions useful for both roll-on and aerosol antiperspirant applications. The compositions have reduced incidence of in-use skin irritation. The compositions comprise from about 10% to about 70%, by weight, of an antiperspirant active material, from about 1% to about 15%, by weight, of a suspension agent, from about 25% to about 75%, by weight, of a non-volatile silicone fluid component, and no more than about 15%, by weight, of volatile silicone fluid. In aerosol embodiments, the compositions can comprise the above composition as a concentrate in combination with an aerosol propellant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas V. Orr, Patricia J. Newcomer
  • Patent number: 5296159
    Abstract: Mild soap bars containing low levels of cationic polymeric skin mildness aid, polyethoxylated nonionic detergent surfactant to decrease scum formation and inhibit frosting, i.e., crystallization of nonionic detergent surfactant on the bar surface, and water. These bars are not beta-phase bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David B. Wilson, Charles D. Tereck, Donald A. Niederbaumer, Robert G. Bartolo, Francisco A. Pichardo, Timothy J. Welch
  • Patent number: 5288481
    Abstract: An improved foundation composition for application to the skin is disclosed. The composition is characterized by the inclusion of a light scattering agent having a spherical shape and a diameter of up to 30 microns. This component permits the non-inclusion of a colorant. The absence of a colorant allows the foundation composition to be invisible on the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hovic O. Ounanian, Natividad R. Jose, Joseph DiSomma, Harvey Gedeon
  • Patent number: 5288483
    Abstract: The present invention represents ovicidal/pediculicidal anti-lice active containing compositions containing a combination of alkanol synergizers selected from the group consisting of phenyl C.sub.2 -C.sub.6 alkanols, phenyl C.sub.2 -C.sub.6 diols, and mixtures thereof, with quaternary ammonium salts, long chain (CH.sub.12 -C.sub.22 fatty amines, and mixtures thereof. The compositions include hair care compositions which are storage stable at high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Caroline W. Cardin, David W. Peter, Clint A. Markham
  • Patent number: 5286879
    Abstract: An improved process for preparing mono-condensation derivatives of adipic acid with fewer steps and better purity is disclosed. In particular, this process comprises: (a) forming relatively concentrated and pure cyclic monomeric adipic anhydride by depolymerization and concentration starting from polymeric adipic anhydride; and (b) adding a condensation reactant having an active hydrogen, e.g., a primary or secondary amine, to said cyclic monomeric adipic anhydride to form the corresponding mono-condensation derivative of adipic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James C. Letton, Larry E. Miller
  • Patent number: 5284649
    Abstract: Deodorant gel stick compositions, which are essentially free of water, comprising a heavy metal salt of 1-hydroxy pyridinethione as the deodorant active, a gelling agent, and a solvent system (preferably a polar solvent) are disclosed. These compositions have minimized component interactions, active component stability, and are excellent in the prevention of body malodors. Preferred compositions utilize zinc pyrithione as the deodorant active, and contain less than about 1% water. Other standard deodorant components may be included in compositions for cosmetic purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Prem S. Juneja
  • Patent number: 5277899
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hair setting composition having a thickening system which comprises a nonionic long-chain alkylated water-soluble polymer and a specific cationic quaternary ammonium surfactant component in a compatible diluent. The quaternary surfactant component has an iodine value of less than 15. The composition additionally contains a hair setting agent, a distributing aid, and a mono-long chain, tri-short chain quaternary ammonium surfactant. The compositions are particularly useful in rinse-off hair conditioning and styling compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Patrick C. McCall
  • Patent number: 5248495
    Abstract: Shaving gel compositions having excellent shaving properties and skin conditioning benefits. These compositions are found to be stable, despite the removal of the secondary surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas S. Patterson, Alejandro Cedeno, John G. DuVall
  • Patent number: 5243064
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel chromophore-containing compounds useful as sunscreen agents which have the ability to absorb both UVA and UVB wavelength radiation. These compounds comprise a specific type of UVA-absorbing chromophore covalently bonded to a specific type of UVB-absorbing chromophore. The chromophore moieties are covalently bonded together such that the electron systems of these moieties are directly coupled to thereby form a new chromophore.The present invention further relates to sunscreen compositions containing the hereinbefore described type of sunscreen agents. Furthermore, the present invention relates to methods for protecting the skin of humans or lower animals from the effects of UVA and UVB wavelength radiation. This method comprises topically applying to the skin an effective coating of a sunscreen composition of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Anthony D. Sabatelli
  • Patent number: 5230874
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel sunscreen agents which have the ability to absorb both UVA and UVB wavelength radiation. The sunscreen agents comprise a specific type of UVA-absorbing chromophore covalently bonded to a specific type of UVB-absorbing chromophore. The chromophore moieties are covalently bonded together such that the electron systems of these moieties are not directly coupled.The present invention further relates to sunscreen compositions containing the hereinbefore described type of sunscreen agents. Furthermore, the present invention relates to methods for protecting the skin of humans or lower animals from the effects of UVA and UVB wavelength radiation. This method comprises topically applying to the skin an effective coating of a sunscreen composition of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Anthony D. Sabatelli, Josephine A. Spirnak
  • Patent number: 5229106
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel sunscreen agents which have the ability to absorb both UVA and UVB wavelength radiation. The sunscreen agents comprise a specific type of UVA-absorbing chromophore covalently bonded to a specific type of UVB-absorbing chromophore. The chromophore moieties are covalently bonded together such that the electron systems of these moieties are not directly coupled.The present invention further relates to sunscreen compositions containing the hereinbefore described type of sunscreen agents. Furthermore, the present invention relates to methods for protecting the skin of humans or lower animals from the effects of UVA and UVB wavelength radiation. This method comprises topically applying to the skin an effective coating of a sunscreen composition of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Anthony D. Sabatelli, Josephine A. Spirnak
  • Patent number: RE34584
    Abstract: Shampoos are disclosed which comprise a synthetic surfactant, an insoluble, non-volatile silicone, a suspending agent and water. Suitable suspending agents include long chain esters of ethylene glycol, esters of long chain fatty acids, long chain amine oxides among many others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark B. Grote, Glen D. Russell