Patents Examined by Brian K. Seidleck
  • Patent number: 6607718
    Abstract: A composition that is suitable for treating hair includes: (A) 40 to 98 wt. % of a polyhydric alcohol; (B) at least one component, soluble in component (A), selected from the group consisting of a fat, an oil, a nonionic surfactant, a cationic surfactant, a higher alcohol, a hydroxycarboxylic acid, a dicarboxylic acid, an aromatic carboxylic acid, urea, guanidine and an aromatic alcohol and mixtures thereof; (C) 0 to 20 wt. % of water; and (D) 0.3 to 10 wt. % of hydroxypropyl cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Mika Okuno, Kaori Kojima
  • Patent number: 6534089
    Abstract: The invention disclosed pertains to a novel delivery system comprising an agent formulation and means for dispensing the agent formulation from the delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Alza Corporation
    Inventors: Atul D. Ayer, Andrew Lam, Judy A. Magruder, Lawrence G. Hamel, Patrick S. L. Wong
  • Patent number: 6479041
    Abstract: A method for producing aqueous emulsions or suspensions is described, in which a liquid phase is added to a supply tank, which is connected to a homogenizer having a stator, a rotor mounted rotatably in the stator and an additional connection, through which a second phase, which is to be homogenized, can be added directly onto the rotor and comes into contact with the previously added phase only in the toothed rings of the rotor, the homogenizer is started and subsequently the second phase, which is insoluble in the previously added phase and is to be homogenized, is supplied in liquid form through the additional connection. At least one of the two phases is an aqueous phase and at least one of the two phases is not heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Wella Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rainer Huff, Gerd Frauenrieder, Bernhard Bieber
  • Patent number: 6475523
    Abstract: A powder for use in a dry powder inhaler comprises active material and additive material. The additive material comprises an anti-adherent material and the powder includes at least 60% by weight of active material. The inclusion of the additive material in the powder has been found to give an increased respirable fraction of the active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Vectura Limited
    Inventor: John Nicholas Staniforth
  • Patent number: 6440428
    Abstract: The invention refers to new pharmaceutical preparations for the treatment of psoriasis and condyloma acuminata, and containing podophyllotoxin in combination with a liquid triglyceride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Analytecon SA
    Inventors: Kurt Leander, Jan Gunzinger, Börje Rosen
  • Patent number: 6426064
    Abstract: Cosmetic compositions containing in a mostly aqueous medium, a highly charged anionic water-soluble polymer and a polyamino acid, and their use in the treatment of keratinous materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Inventors: Richard F. Stockel, Robin Davidson
  • Patent number: 6426063
    Abstract: Hair-treatment compositions which comprise oligoesters prepared by condensation of an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, ethylene glycol and/or propylene glycol and polyethylene glycol and optionally alkylpolyethylene glycol are claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventor: Wilfried Schuler
  • Patent number: 6423305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition for the treatment of keratinous substances, in particular the hair, comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one amido ether carboxylic acid surfactant and at least one combination of at least one anionic polymer and of at least one cationic polymer. The compositions according to the invention are used in particular as rinse-out products, especially for washing and retaining the hairstyle or shaping the hairstyle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventors: Danièle Cauwet-Martin, Nathalie Garnier
  • Patent number: 6423341
    Abstract: This invention provides &bgr;-lactam antibiotic-containing tablets capable of being orally taken either as such owing to their being small-sized, hence still easily swallowable, or, in the case of administration to the aged encountering some difficulty in swallowing, in the form of dispersions resulting from easy self-disintegration upon being dropped into water in a glass as well as a method of producing the same. The tablets of this invention comprise, on the per-tablet basis, 60-85% by weight of a &bgr;-lactam antibiotic, 1-10% by weight of low-substituted hydroxypropylcellulose and/or crosslinked polyvinylpyrrolidone as a disintegrator, and 0.5-2% by weight of a binder. Granules to be compressed for tableting are prepared using water or an aqueous solution of ethanol or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hisami Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 6423328
    Abstract: A moisturizing and therapeutic glove is disclosed which includes a thin layer of Aloe Vera coated evenly and uniformly on an inside surface of the glove. Aloe Vera is attached to the surface through a dehydration process achieved with a controlled drying method. Aloe Vera soothes hand during the wearing of the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Shen Wei (USA) Inc.
    Inventor: Belle L Chou
  • Patent number: 6410055
    Abstract: A high speed agitation granulator method of preparing a substantially spherical granule for pharmaceutical use comprising a medicament for pharmaceutical use, wherein the medicament has an aqueous solubility of 0.01 to 0.30 g/ml, which method comprises introducing a mixture of medicament and excipients comprising at least 5% crystalline cellulose into the granulator and spraying on water or a mixture of ethanol and water as binder solution; a substantially spherical granule for pharmaceutical use comprising famciclovir and 5% or more crystalline cellulose, together with an optional coating; and a sachet containing a unit dose of famciclovir in the form of such granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Novartis International Pharmaceutical Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidero Akiyama, Zene Matsumoto, Takashi Ueno
  • Patent number: 6403074
    Abstract: Process for preparing polymers which are water-soluble or water-dispersible or which, if consisting of monomers with neutralizable radicals, are soluble in water or dispersible in water in neutralized form, by subjecting (a) ethylenically unsaturated monomers to free-radical polymerization in the presence of (b) polyalkylene oxide-containing silicone derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rainer Blankenburg, Reinhold Dieing, Wolfgang Müller, Axel Sanner, Volker Schehlmann, Katrin Zeitz
  • Patent number: 6403064
    Abstract: A topical composition comprising: (a) conjugated linoleic acid, and/or derivatives thereof comprising conjugated linoleic acid moieties, in which at least 1% by weight of the conjugated linoleic acid and/or moieties is present as the trans 10, cis 12 isomer, and (b) a dermatologically acceptable carrier. The product is particularly suitable for lightening human skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Alaluf, Martin Richard Green, Koichi Iwata, Gerald Patrick McNeill, Jonathan Richard Powell, Anthony Vincent Rawlings
  • Patent number: 6399050
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hair cosmetic composition in the form of a water-in-silicone emulsion comprising in a cosmetically acceptable medium: (i) at least one non-oxyalkylenated silicone chosen from linear and cyclic, volatile and non-volatile, and arylated and non-arylated silicones, wherein the total non-oxyalkylenated silicone is more than 10% by weight with respect to the total weight of the composition; (ii) at least one emulsifying oxyalkylenated silicone; and (iii) at least one anionic, cationic, amphoteric, or non-ionic fixing polymer. The invention also relates to the inclusion of the hair cosmetic composition in the manufacture of hair formulations, such as care products, conditioners, or products for fixing and/or retaining the form of the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventors: Dorothée Pasquet, Emmanuelle Belli
  • Patent number: 6395303
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved process for the preparation of a agglomerated solid dosage form, comprising preparing an aqueous slurry of microcrystalline cellulose and a microcrystalline cellulose compressibility augmenting agent and an active agent. The augmenting agent is capable of physically restricting the proximity of the interface between adjacent cellulose surfaces and/or inhibiting interactions between adjacent cellulose surfaces, for example, via the creation of a hydrophobic boundary at cellulose surfaces. The resulting aqueous slurry is dried in a manner which inhibits quasi-hornification, thereby obtaining an agglomerated material which is directly compressible into a solid dosage form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Edward Mendell Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Staniforth, Bob E. Sherwood, Edward A. Hunter, Clifford M. Davidson
  • Patent number: 6391293
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lanthionizing composition that comprises a lanthionizing agent, such as guanidine hydroxide or sodium hydroxide, and a reduced malto-oligosaccharide. Also disclosed is a method for lanthionization, the method comprising applying to the hair the lanthionizing composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Frank W. Barresi, Richard L. Antrim
  • Patent number: 6387383
    Abstract: A composition is provided that has a viscosity of less than about 15,000 cP and a pH of about 3.0 to 9.0 for treating a skin disorder in a human subject. The composition consists essentially of (a) a therapeutically-effective amount of at least one compound useful for treating such disorder, (b) a pharmaceutically-acceptable, lightly cross-linked polyacrylic acid polymer compatible with the compound, (c) optionally a water miscible solvent, (d) optionally a preservative, (e) optionally an oil phase component and suitable surfactant, and (f) water. The composition is useful for treating an inflammatory skin disorder, acne, or rosacea. The low viscosity composition has an advantage of being administered more accurately when combined with a container that administers the composition as drops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Inventors: Gordon J. Dow, Robert W. Lathrop, Debra A. Dow
  • Patent number: 6383477
    Abstract: The hair treatment compositions for imparting volume to hair each contain from 0.1 to 20 percent by weight of one or more terpolymers of vinyl pyrrolidone, vinyl caprolactam and a basic acryl amide monomer and from 0.05 to 10 percent by weight of one or more cation-active hair-care substance. The composition provides a long-lasting volumizing effect to hair treated with it. It is especially effective on damaged hair and provides good combability without loading the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Wella Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Lede, Susanne Birkel, Michael Franzke, Hildegard Henze
  • Patent number: 6372246
    Abstract: The invention relates to a substrate coating for the electrostatic deposition of dry powder medicaments for use in the manufacture of pharmaceutical dosage forms comprising micronized polyethylene glycol (PEG), with A molecular weight in the range of 1,000 to 20,000, and having a particle size of 1-100 &mgr;m. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions having such a substrate coating, and processes for manufacturing such pharmaceutical compositions. The invention also relates to the technology of reversing negative charge of medicaments so that they can be electrostatically deposited on a negatively charged substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    Inventors: Shifeng Bill Wei, Herling Uang
  • Patent number: 6372203
    Abstract: A hair treatment composition contains one or more polymers or copolymers, each of which is made from one or more monomers, in a cosmetic foundation. The respective monomers are selected from the group consisting of ethylenic unsaturated saccharides, ethylenic unsaturated saccharic acids, derivatives of ethylenic unsaturated saccharides and derivatives of ethylenic unsaturated saccharic acids. The unsaturated sachharides and saccharic acids are present in cyclic or open chain form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Wella Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Juergen Allwohn, Susanne Birkel