Patents Assigned to Noville Inc.
  • Patent number: 6770264
    Abstract: The invention relates to oral care compositions such as toothpaste, gels, tooth powders, mouthwashes, mouth rinses, gums, such as chewing gum, mouth sprays and lozenges comprising diglycerol. The diglycerol is used as a humectant in the compositions. The compositions may further comprise water, flavoring agents, active compounds, emulsifier, alcohol, sweeteners, thickening agents, surfactants, suspending agents, astringent and toning drug extracts, flavor correctants, abrasives or polishes, deodorizing agents, preservatives, flavoring buffers, whitening agents, wound-healing and inflammation inhibiting substances, colorants, dyes, pigments, abrasives, polishes, antimicrobial agents, pH buffers and other additives and fillers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Noville, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger E. Stier, Daniel Carey, Douglas P. Fritz
  • Publication number: 20040101490
    Abstract: An oral composition or dentifrice containing sodium bicarbonate, wherein the salty taste ordinarily imparted by the sodium bicarbonate is completely or partially masked by the combination of effective amounts of an ion-channel competitor, an initial sweetener and a delayed sweetener. The oral composition or dentifrice preferably contains sodium citrate as the ion-channel competitor, saccharin as the initial sweetener, and mono-ammonium glycyrrhizinate as the delayed sweetener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: NOVILLE INC.
    Inventor: Roger E. Stier
  • Publication number: 20040101491
    Abstract: An oral composition or dentifrice containing a salt, such as for example, sodium bicarbonate, a zinc salt, or a strontium salt, wherein the salty taste ordinarily imparted by the salt is completely or partially masked by the combination of effective amounts of an ion-channel competitor, an initial sweetener and a delayed sweetener. The oral composition or dentifrice preferably contains sodium citrate as the ion-channel competitor, saccharin as the initial sweetener, and mono-ammonium glycyrrhizinate as the delayed sweetener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: NOVILLE INC.
    Inventor: Roger E. Stier
  • Patent number: 6723304
    Abstract: The invention relates to oral care compositions such as toothpaste, gels, tooth powders, mouthwashes, mouth rinses, gums, mouth sprays and lozenges comprising diglycerol. The diglycerol is used as a humectant in the compositions. The compositions may further comprise water, flavoring agents, active compounds, emulsifier, alcohol, sweeteners, thickening agents, surfactants, suspending agents, astringent and toning drug extracts, flavor correctants, abrasives or polishes, deodorizing agents, preservatives, flavoring buffers, whitening agents, wound-healing and inflammation inhibiting substances, colorants, dyes, pigments, abrasives, polishes, antimicrobial agents, pH buffers and other additives and fillers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Noville, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger E. Stier
  • Patent number: 6652842
    Abstract: Cosmetic compositions, particularly solid or gel stick type deodorant compositions, comprising a base solvent system having at least diglycerol, and optionally polyhydric alcohols, and water and gelled with alkali metal salts of saturated fatty acids. The compositions may further comprise monohydric alcohols, surfactants, emollients, fatty alcohols, stabilizing agents, antimicrobial and antibacterial agents, cooling agents, fragrance, dyes and the like. The compositions exhibit improved clarity, enhanced and stronger fragrance impact, and a directional increase in fragrance longevity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Noville, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacqueline Christine Lucia, Roger E. Stier, John Zanone
  • Patent number: 6582682
    Abstract: Oral care compositions comprising chlorine dioxide and excipients, including flavoring agents and ethoxylated hydrogenated castor oil having ethoxylation numbers from about 35 to about 60. The flavoring agents become bound to the hydrophobic end of the ethoxylated hydrogenated castor oil molecule and become encapsulated within the molecule as the hydrophilic end of the ethoxylated hydrogenated castor oil wraps around the flavoring agent. The flavoring agent does not undergo oxidation. The oral care compositions do not develop either a chlorine odor or yellowing discoloration. The oral care compositions can be packaged, stored, sold and used in a single package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Noville, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger E. Stier
  • Patent number: 6569439
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for making personal care compositions and opacifying agents, and corresponding products, having a stable cloudy and milky appearance. The components are processed in a specific sequence in which titanium dioxide is added after thickening agent which comprises a hydrophilic colloid. The composition may, optionally, comprise calcium lactate, calcium lactate salts and combinations thereof. The products, and process, may also comprise the addition of other components such as filler, additives, colorants, cooling agents, warming agents, numbing agents, additional flavorings, active compounds, pharmaceutical actives and excipients or finished bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Noville Inc.
    Inventor: Roger E. Stier
  • Patent number: 6497859
    Abstract: The invention pertains to cooling agents comprising N-substituted p-menthane-3-carboxamides, menthyl acetate and solubilizer, and methods for making the cooling agents. The invention also concerns pharmaceutical compositions comprising the cooling agents, including tablets, suspensions and liquid solutions having active pharmaceutical agents for treating upper gastrointestinal tract distress, and methods for treating upper gastrointestinal tract distress in humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Noville Inc.
    Inventors: John Zanone, Roger E. Stier
  • Patent number: 6478830
    Abstract: The present invention relates to transparent compositions that may be used as a base material of transparent candles, to the transparent candles made therefrom, and to methods of making such compositions and candles. The compositions of the present invention include a liquid base material; at least one copolymer that includes at least one diblock, triblock, radial block and/or multiblock copolymer or combination thereof; and at least one derivative of an N-acyl amino acid. Preferably the at least one copolymer is a triblock copolymer and the derivative of an N-acyl amino acid is N-lauroyl-glutamic acid di-n-butylamide. The candles of the present invention may be formed into free-standing candles or container candles. The compositions and candles of the present invention may optionally further include one or more of the following: fragrances, coloring agents, decorative materials, insect repellants, solvents, stablilizers, antioxidants, and/or UV blockers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Noville, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Allison, Gilbert Virtucio
  • Patent number: 6426051
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an oil lamp adapted to disperse fragrance. More specifically, the present invention provides a lamp having a container with one or more vent holes, through which fragrance molecules volatilized from scented fuel within the container may escape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Noville, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald Herbert Allison
  • Patent number: 6333009
    Abstract: A heat transfer system is provided, adapted to transfer heat from the flame of the oil lamp to fuel contained within the oil lamp. The heat transfer system has a heat absorbing region disposed near the flame, and a heat dissipating region disposed within the container, connected to the heat absorbing region by a thermally conductive path. If the fuel contains a fragrance, heating the fuel enhances the amount of fragrance volatilized from the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Noville, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald Herbert Allison
  • Patent number: 6306372
    Abstract: An oral hygiene composition containing eucalyptol and a zinc salt, wherein the harsh taste or burn sensation ordinarily imparted by the eucalyptol and the astringency ordinarily caused by the zinc salt are abated or eliminated by effective amounts in the composition of a taste receptor blocker, preferably in combination with a three component flavor system containing at least one spice, at least one sweetener and at least one fruity note. The taste receptor blocker is preferably a hydrogenated, ethoxylated glycerol ester which has the mouth feel characteristic of a fat but which has a much higher degree of solubility and hence improved clarity (ie., reduced cloudiness) for the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Noville Inc.
    Inventors: Roger E. Stier, John Zanone