Patents Assigned to Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20160045422
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising a gloss agent having a refractive index of 1.4 or greater, an emollient film facilitator having a viscosity of 300 cPs or greater, and a film-forming polymer, wherein the composition comprises a greater amount, on a weight percent basis, of emollient film facilitator than gloss agent. Also provided are methods of providing radiance to the skin by applying to the skin a composition of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel HUANG, Lydia ZENG, Amigo GU, Linda ZHANG, Jiang WU
  • Patent number: 9179583
    Abstract: A handheld, electromechanical device useful in mammalian body-care includes a one-piece housing, a unitary insert, and a removable cover. The one-piece housing has a single opening defined by a rim. The rim circumscribes a rim area, and the one-piece housing has a projected area that is substantially larger than the rim area. The unitary insert is dimensioned to be insertable through the opening defined by the rim, and it has a frame having disposed thereon electromechanical elements interconnected in an electrical circuit. The cover is arranged and configured to close the opening of the one-piece housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge M. Da Silva, Emanuel P. Morano, John Rytel
  • Publication number: 20150272837
    Abstract: A topical composition comprising a substituted resorcinol and a solid powder having a particle size distribution width of at least 15 microns is provided. Methods of treating the skin are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anne-Sophie Brillouet, Marisa DeVita Dufort, Xudong Yuan
  • Publication number: 20150272841
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making an anhydrous, pigmented sunscreen composition. The method comprises first adding a hydrophobic silica to a lipid phase comprising a dispersed color pigment and an organic UV-filter and homogenizing the mixture. Next, a hydrophilic silica is added and re-homogenization is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Luna Fascina, Danielle Lima Lorenzetti, Maria Emilia de Oliveira Brenha Ribeiro, Rodrigo Collina Romanhole
  • Publication number: 20150272834
    Abstract: A powder is disclosed including core/shell particles having an average particle size of less than 1000 microns, each particle contains a liquid core that is substantially free of water and includes A) a polar liquid having a percent surface polarity of at least 24%, a basic active ingredient, and C) from about 0.1% to about 20% by weight of at least one acidic solubility enhancing agent that is not an active ingredient; and a shell comprising hydrophobic particles. The powder can be used to topically administer the active ingredient to a human or animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ying Sun, Jeffrey M. Wu, Ali Fassih
  • Patent number: 9084810
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for inducing hair growth and improving hair quality utilizing extracts of blackberry in an amount effective to induce hair growth when applied topically to an area of the skin on which hair growth is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Bruning, Euen Thomas Graham Ekman Gunn, Frank Liebel, Samantha Tucker-Samaras, Dina VanWyck, Delores Santora
  • Patent number: 9084740
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods and compositions for degrading collagen in mammalian skin, thereby improving the appearance and/or reducing the size of a closed wound, which may be a scar or a keloid and cellulite or other conditions wherein excessive collagen is a problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Capone, Euen Thomas Graham Ekman Gunn, Diana Roshek Johnson, Russel Walters
  • Patent number: 9080267
    Abstract: A foaming porous pad suitable for coupling to a hand-held device and for application to human skin includes a porous pad substrate and a foaming composition disposed on the porous pad substrate. The porous pad substrate includes a nonwoven pile fabric having a nonwoven backing layer and a pile comprising individual fibers extending from the backing layer. The nonwoven pile fabric has fibers having a denier of less than about 9. Other aspects of the disclosure include a kit including a foaming porous pad and a motorized handheld device, methods of making the foaming porous pad, and methods of using the foaming porous pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikoleta Batchvarova, David Gubernick, Mark Murphy
  • Patent number: 9060956
    Abstract: Provided are healthcare compositions comprising a low-DP polymerized surfactant, a micellar thickener, and a cosmetically-acceptable or pharmaceutically-acceptable carrier. Also, provided are methods of cleansing or treating a mammal by applying healthcare compositions of the present inventions to the mammalian body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun
  • Patent number: 9050452
    Abstract: The present invention features a device having a barrier membrane contacting surface, the device containing: a power source; a first conductive electrode; a second conductive electrode; and a reservoir; wherein said power source is in electric communication with said first conductive electrode and said second conductive electrode, wherein said first conductive electrode and said second conductive electrode are arranged such that they are both capable of being in ionic communication with a carrier upon the inclusion of said carrier to said reservoir; and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ying Sun, Jue-Chen Liu, Jeffrey M. Wu, James E. Hauschild
  • Patent number: 9045847
    Abstract: A foaming porous pad suitable for coupling to a hand-held device and for application to human skin includes a porous pad substrate and a foaming composition disposed on the porous pad substrate. The porous pad substrate includes a nonwoven pile fabric having a nonwoven backing layer and a pile comprising individual fibers extending from the backing layer. The nonwoven pile fabric has fibers having a denier of less than about 9. Other aspects of the disclosure include a kit including a foaming porous pad and a motorized handheld device, methods of making the foaming porous pad, and methods of using the foaming porous pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikoleta Batchvarova, David Gubernick, Mark Murphy
  • Publication number: 20150147474
    Abstract: A foaming porous pad suitable for coupling to a hand-held device and for application to human skin includes a porous pad substrate and a foaming composition disposed on the porous pad substrate. The porous pad substrate includes a nonwoven pile fabric having a nonwoven backing layer and a pile comprising individual fibers extending from the backing layer. The nonwoven pile fabric has fibers having a denier of less than about 9. Other aspects of the disclosure include a kit including a foaming porous pad and a motorized handheld device, methods of making the foaming porous pad, and methods of using the foaming porous pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nikoleta Batchvarova, David Gubernick, Mark Murphy
  • Publication number: 20150128465
    Abstract: A band for encircling a body part includes a strip of substantially non-stretchable material having a single weakened region comprising a removable strip of the band. The strip of substantially non-stretchable material has two ends having associated therewith one or more closure mechanisms to securely attach the two ends together. The removable strip is at least partially defined by a pair of lines of weakness separated by a gap of between about 2 and about 15 mm. A method of using such a band includes the steps of encircling a body part, securely fastening the ends together, and after use gripping the removable strip of the first side edge of the band and pulling the removable strip to fracture the band along the lines of weakness and to separate the removable strip from the band and removing the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Shannon Montulet
  • Publication number: 20150133844
    Abstract: An elongate adhesive article having a length substantially greater than a width includes a backing layer having an adhesive layer and a single weakened region formed of a removable strip of backing layer that is oriented substantially perpendicular to the article length. The removable strip of backing layer is at least partially defined by a pair of lines of weakness separated by a gap of between about 2 and about 15 mm. The elongate article may include an absorbent pad in the form of an adhesive bandage or sticking plaster. A method of using such an elongate article includes the steps of applying the article to the skin of a mammal, removing a predefined strip from the article; and removing the remainder of the article from the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Shannon Montulet
  • Patent number: 9005173
    Abstract: A system and method for rejuvenating skin through ablation using a handheld device (200) having a removable treatment component (213) with an abrasive material on one surface of the component which surface is on a portion of the treatment component (213) configured to conform to a skin surface. The system further includes application of other elements to facilitate skin recovery and rejuvenation processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, David A. Kist, Mark A. Rydell
  • Patent number: 8986665
    Abstract: Provided are polyglyceryl compositions comprising one or more polyglyceryl compounds having: (a) a node structure comprising at least three contiguous glyceryl remnant units; (b) one or more cationic groups each linked to the node structure by an independently selected linking group; and (c) one or more hydrophobic moieties each independently (i) linked to the node structure by a linking group, or (ii) constituting a portion of one of the one or more cationic groups, wherein the composition has an average degree of polymerization determined by hydroxyl value testing (DPOH) of from about 3 to about 20. Also provided are polyglyceryl compounds which may compose such compositions, and uses of the polyglyceryl compositions and compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun, Stacey E. York
  • Patent number: 8961945
    Abstract: Provided are polyglyceryl compositions comprising one or more polyglyceryl compounds having: (a) a node structure comprising at least three contiguous glyceryl remnant units; (b) one or more cationic groups each linked to the node structure by an independently selected linking group; and (c) one or more hydrophobic moieties each independently (i) linked to the node structure by a linking group, or (ii) constituting a portion of one of the one or more cationic groups, wherein the composition has an average degree of polymerization determined by hydroxyl value testing (DPOH) of from about 3 to about 20. Also provided are polyglyceryl compounds which may compose such compositions, and uses of the polyglyceryl compositions and compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun, Stacey E. York
  • Patent number: 8961940
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tooth sensitivity treatment compositions, including mouth rinses, comprising C2-C5 diacid, triacid or tetraacid salts and a tastemasking agent(s). Methods for using the compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Sharma, Roger Mifsud
  • Patent number: 8962041
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for inducing hair growth and improving hair quality utilizing extracts of blackberry in an amount effective to induce hair growth when applied topically to an area of the skin on which hair growth is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Bruning, Euen Thomas Graham Ekman Gunn, Frank Liebel, Samantha Tucker-Samaras, Dina VanWyck, Delores Santora
  • Publication number: 20150024072
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating a skin condition, particularly improving skin barrier function, improving the appearance of at least one sign of aging in skin, and/or lightening skin, by applying to the skin an extract of Malva neglecta topically to the skin in need of treatment. Topical application of non-polar and/or lipophilic extracts of Malva neglecta have been found to be particularly effective in improving skin barrier function, improving the appearance of at least one sign of aging in skin, and/or lightening skin. The extract may be applied in a composition further comprising an agent, such as an active cosmetic agent, for further treating the skin condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Suhyoun Chon, Yaping Hu, Khalid Mahmood, Apostolos Pappas, Ramine Parsa, Manpreet Randhawa, Kurt Reynertson, Michael D. Southall