Patents Examined by Salle M. Gardner
  • Patent number: 5716625
    Abstract: Topical formulations comprising an anti-irritant amount of aqueous-soluble strontium (Sr.sup.2+) cation, and methods for using the same to inhibit skin irritation, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Cosmederm Technologies
    Inventors: Gary Scott Hahn, David Orel Thueson
  • Patent number: 5702713
    Abstract: Cosmetic product made in a mold including a concave molding surface forming a base and an upper component including a foam sheet closing off a volume defined by the molding surface. The product is cast in the mold from a fluid cosmetic composition. During molding, the foam sheet is partly impregnated with the fluid composition. After solidifying, the molded product includes a solidified cosmetic composition and the foam sheet, which is bonded to and supports the molded product. The molded product is then removed from the mold and packaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Gerard Joulia
  • Patent number: 5693317
    Abstract: Hair rinse compositions, in emulsion or dispersion form, which condition the hair and facilitates setting thereof, includes a hair conditioning and emulsifying cationic compound, a water insoluble acrylic or acrylate polymer and a solvent which is a stabilizing and compatibilizing proportion of the composition comprising a higher aliphatic alcohol and/or alcohol ethoxylate, in an aqueous medium. The cationic compound is a quarternary ammonium salt preferably a higher alkyl trimethyl ammonium chloride and the polymer is preferably an acrylamide acrylate copolymer. Preferably solvents in the compositions are C.sub.9-20 aliphatic alcohols and/or C.sub.9-20 alcohol ethoxylates having less than 2 ethoxy groups per mole.The preferred emulsion, which is normally of the oil-in-water type, preferably includes propylene glycol and a nonionic surfactant, and the aqueous medium is preferably water, or is essentially water. The invention also includes processes for making and using the invented hair rinse compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Charles Reich, Donna A. Hartnett, Clarence R. Robbins, Kurt T. Sackariasen, Amrit M. Patel
  • Patent number: 5679330
    Abstract: A shampoo composition containing the following ingredients (a), (b), (c), and (d):(a) a nonionic surfactant of an alkylene oxide adduct type,(b) a compound of a quaternary ammonium salt type, which has an aliphatic chain or which has an ether, an ester, or an acyl compound having an aliphatic chain, and which has a secondary or tertiary amino group and a quaternary ammonium group,(c) an anionic surfactant, and(d) a water-soluble polymer.The shampoo composition produces excellent creamy foams, and fingers smoothly pass through the hair fibers during shampooing and rinsing. The hair after drying is soft, and is handled easily with natural beauty. The dried hair is smoothly combed. Moreover, the composition is mild to the skin and the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Matsuo, Yasuo Suzuki, Kumiko Yamada, Kazuyuki Yahagi
  • Patent number: 5660818
    Abstract: A method for strengthening of the mechanical and/or cosmetic properties of keratinous superficial body growths such as the hair, the eyelashes and the nails, by applying certain bioflavonoids, in particular citrus bioflavonoids, as treatment agents to the keratinous superficial body growths. Also, stable compositions containing bioflavonoids and a method for protecting the keratin of superficial body growths from damage by environmental agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Claude Dubief, Damarys Braida-Valerio, Daniele Cauwet-Martin
  • Patent number: 5658556
    Abstract: Use of one or more hydrophobicized, pharmaceutically or cosmetically acceptable inorganic pigments in cosmetic or dermatological preparations for preventingleaching out or washing off of the skin's cis- or trans-urocaninic acid from the human skin, caused by the action of water, orleaching out or washing off of cis- or trans-urocaninic acid which has been applied artificially to the skin, from the human skin caused by the action of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Beiersdorf Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Heinrich Gers-Barlag, Sabine Schulz, Beate Uhlmann, Ulrich Hintze, Robert Schmucker
  • Patent number: 5658558
    Abstract: The present invention provides aqueous low (70 weight percent or less) VOC hair styling compositions.More particularly, the present invention provides a low VOC hair styling composition containing at least one acrylic hair fixative resin and one or more plasticizing compounds selected from polycarboxylic acid esters and dimethiconecopolyols.The present invention also provides a low beading, low VOC hair styling composition comprising at least one surface tension reducing compound, at least one acrylic hair fixative resin, and at least one simethicone.The present invention also provides an aqueous hair resin composition which inhibits microbial growth. The aqueous hair resin composition contains at least one acrylic hair fixative resin and iodopropynylbutylcarbamate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventor: Curtis Schwartz
  • Patent number: 5651960
    Abstract: The invention is an aqueous composition for removing coloring from hair treated with semipermanent hair colorant. The composition includes a reducing agent, at least one alcohol, water and an alkaline compound. A sufficient amount of the alkaline compound is employed to maintain the pH of the composition in the range of about 9.0 to about 11.0. The invention also includes a method of removing, or bleaching, colorant from semipermanent colored hair. The method includes applying the aqueous composition to semi-permanently colored hair producing bleached hair. Lastly, the bleached hair is rinsed and shampooed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Assignee: Helene Curtis, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander C. Chan, Fe P. Pascual
  • Patent number: 5641480
    Abstract: The invention relates to hair care compositions containing heteroatom containing alkyl aldonamide compounds and hair conditioning agents. Unexpectedly, applicants have found that when these heteroatom containing alkyl aldonamides are used, benefits such as enhanced stability and/or enhanced viscosity are obtained relative to the use of other known thickeners or non-heteroatom containing aldonamides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Assignee: Lever Brothers Company, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Vermeer
  • Patent number: 5632978
    Abstract: A mild liquid skin cleanser composition with improved lathering characteristics, comprising: an alkyl ethoxylated sulfate anionic surfactant having an average degree of ethoxylation of at least about 2.0; an amphoteric surfactant selected from the group consisting of betaine surfactants, imidazoline surfactants, aminoalkanoate surfactants, and iminodialkanoate surfactants, and mixtures thereof; an N-acylamino acid surfactant, or salt thereof, a cationic cellulose ether derivative; and from 0.2 parts to 2.0 parts by weight of a C8 to C20 fatty alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christine J. Moore, Everett J. Inman, Charles K. Schell