Patents Examined by Shelley A. Dodson
  • Patent number: 7776791
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel N-heterocyclylphenyl-substituted cyclic ketoenols of the formula (I) in which CKE, W, X, Y and Z are as defined in the disclosure, to a plurality of processes and intermediates for their preparation and to their use as pesticides and/or herbicides and/or microbicides. The invention further relates to selective herbicidal compositions comprising firstly the N-heterocyclylphenyl-substituted cyclic ketoenols and secondly a compound which improves crop plant tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Reiner Fischer, Astrid Ullmann, Thomas Bretschneider, Stefan Lehr, Klaus Kunz, Jörg Konze, Olga Malsam, Mark Wilhelm Drewes, Dieter Feucht, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, Wahed Ahmed Moradi, Guido Bojack, Thomas Auler, Martin Hills, Heinz Kehne
  • Patent number: 7431917
    Abstract: Topically applicable, improvedly photostabilized, photoprotective cosmetic/dermatological compositions contain (i) an effective UV-screening amount of at least one dibenzoylmethane sunscreen and an effective photostabilizing amount of (ii) at least one bis-resorcinyl triazine compound and (iii) at least one compound accepting the excited triplet level energy of said at least one dibenzoylmethane sunscreen, notably at least one 4-hydroxybenzylidenemalonate compound, 4-hydroxycinnamate compound, fluorene compound, piperidinol salt, or mixture thereof, formulated into (iv) a topically applicable, cosmetically/dermatologically acceptable support therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Didier Candau
  • Patent number: 7431918
    Abstract: An antiperspirant composing calcium sulfate hemihydrate in an anhydrous state or in an anhydrous composition and method of treating hyperhidrosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Inventors: Walter B. Shelley, Harry J. Hurley
  • Patent number: 7427407
    Abstract: Cosmetics containing the following components (A) and (B): (A) an oil-absorbing powder having a squalane-absorbing ability of 1 ml/g or more; and (B) a compound having an affinity for component (A) lower than that of sebum, and having an ability to absorb the sebum and release component (B) in exchange for the sebum when the cosmetic is applied onto the skin. These cosmetics can adequately absorb the sebum and thus exhibit excellent effects of relieving or preventing oiliness of the skin and worsening in makeup. By selecting an appropriate compound to be released in exchange for the absorbed sebum, a substance capable of improving the skin qualities such as moistness, tightness, and tension can be allowed to penetrate into the skin. Moreover, a bodily feeling of the removal of the sebum can be imparted to users thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Takuji Kume, Hiromitsu Kawada, Yasuhiro Jisai, Tomohiko Sano
  • Patent number: 7425321
    Abstract: An anhydrous antiperspirant stick comprising: at least one antiperspirant active agent chosen from aluminium chlorohydrate and its complexes, such as complexes with zirconium; at least one solidifying agent chosen from natural waxes and synthetic waxes; and, at least one base chosen from inorganic and organic bases, such as anhydrous inorganic and organic bases. A method for reducing or eliminating the yellowing of anhydrous antiperspirant sticks based on waxes and on aluminium chlorohydrate or its complexes, by the inclusion therein of at least one base chosen from inorganic and organic bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventors: Cyril Lemoine, Véronique Douin
  • Patent number: 7425320
    Abstract: The use is described of compositions comprising (a) (?)-guaiol, (b) further skin-lightening active substance(s) and, optionally, (c) one or more UV-A and/or UV-B absorbers as melanogenesis inhibitors and for skin-lightening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp
    Inventors: Werner Baschong, Gerd Heinemann, Dietmar Ochs
  • Patent number: 7416719
    Abstract: The present invention is a sunscreen composition that has at least one sunscreen agent and at least one glucoside emulsifier. The composition also has water. Preferably, the sunscreen composition also has at least one of the following additional components: an emulsifier other than glucoside, emollient, skin-feel additive, moisturizing agent, film former/waterproofing agent, pH adjuster/chelating agent, preservative, or any combinations thereof. The composition is a stable oil-in-water emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose L. Huerta, James Sanogueira, Jennifer Fuller
  • Patent number: 7416721
    Abstract: Cosmetic, notably anti-sun/sunscreen compositions having improved comfort after application onto keratin materials, e.g., human skin, contain at least one system for screening out UV radiation, and also contain: (a) at least one insoluble organic UV-screening agent, and (b) at least one hydroxyalkylurea compound of formula (I): in which R1, R2, R3 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a C1-C4 alkyl radical or a C2-C6 hydroxyalkyl radical containing from 1 to 5 hydroxyl groups, at least one of the radicals R1-R4 representing a hydroxyalkyl group, or salt, solvate or isomer thereof, formulated into (c) a topically applicable, cosmetically acceptable carrier therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Didier Candau
  • Patent number: 7413752
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided to control the release of relatively low molecular weight therapeutic species through hydrogels by first dispersing or dissolving such therapeutic species within relatively hydrophobic rate modifying agents to form a mixture. The mixture is formed into microparticles that are dispersed within bioabsorbable hydrogels, so as to release the water soluble therapeutic agents in a controlled fashion. Methods of using the compositions of the present invention in therapeutic systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Incept LLC
    Inventor: Amarpreet S. Sawhney
  • Patent number: 7413730
    Abstract: The invention is a light protective cosmetic or dermatological preparation, comprising (a) PEG-30 dipolyhydroxystearate, (b) 2-ethylhexyl 2-cyano-3,3-diphenylacrylate, (c) at least one dibenzoylmethane derivative and (d) at least 2% by weight of titanium dioxide particles, based on the total weight of the preparation, and is free from water-soluble UV-A filter substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: Kerstin Hoop, Heike Lerg, Anja Sabine Mueller, Bente Nissen, Melanie Steinforth, Martin Sugár
  • Patent number: 7402301
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable carrier, a system for screening out UV radiation, characterized in that it contains: (a) at least metal oxide-based mineral pigments, and (b) at least one hydroxyalkylurea of formula (I) below: in which R1, R2, R3 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a C1-C4 alkyl group or a C2-C6 hydroxy-alkyl group that may contain from 1 to 5 hydroxyl groups, at least one of the radicals R1-R4 representing a hydroxyalkyl group, and also a salt, solvate or isomer thereof, said composition containing no kojic dipalmitate. The invention also relates to the use of a hydroxyalkylurea of formula (I) in a composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable carrier, at least metal oxide-based mineral pigments, for reducing, or even eliminating, the whitening effect on the keratin material after application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Didier Candau
  • Patent number: 7402300
    Abstract: Cosmetic, notably anti-sun/sunscreen compositions having increased sun protection effectiveness and improved distribution over keratin materials, e.g., human skin, contain at least one fatty phase and at least one system for screening out UV radiation, and also contain: (a) at least one lipophilic UV-screening agent, and (b) at least one hydroxyalkylurea compound of formula (I): in which R1, R2, R3 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a C1-C4 alkyl radical or a C2-C6 hydroxyalkyl radical containing from 1 to 5 hydroxyl groups, at least one of the radicals R1-R4 representing a hydroxyalkyl group, or salt, solvate or isomer thereof, formulated into (c) a topically applicable, cosmetically acceptable carrier therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Didier Candau
  • Patent number: 7399462
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for protecting against UV radiation-induced skin damage. Specifically, compositions including dapsone are administered to provide UV protection. The dapsone compositions may be administered orally, or by other parenteral routes, such as topically, transdermally, by inhalation, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: QLT USA, Inc.
    Inventor: David W. Osborne
  • Patent number: 7399481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a food composition for domestic carnivores which makes it possible to prevent or correct pigmentation abnormalities and/or to improve the quality of the fur of the said domestic carnivores, characterized in that it contains a source of free tyrosine representing at least 5% of the total tyrosine supplied. The invention also relates to a method for preventing or correcting pigmentation abnormalities of the fur of domestic carnivores that uses said food composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Royal Canin S.A.
    Inventors: Renaud Sergheraert, Vincent Biourge, Mickaël Deboise
  • Patent number: 7387786
    Abstract: A food additive useful for lowering serum cholesterol in humans contains a sterol or stanol ester of a fatty acid or a dicarboxylic acid ester of a sterol or stanol made by reacting a sterol, stanol and a carboxylic acid in the presence of an effective amount of a catalyst selected from the group consisting of calcium oxide, calcium hydroxide, a calcium salt of a carboxylic acid, magnesium hydroxide and combinations thereof described herein below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Cognis Corporation
    Inventors: Norman Milstein, Manfred Biermann, Peter Leidl, Rainer Von Kries
  • Patent number: 7381417
    Abstract: We claim a fragrance delivery system consisting of a mixture of various polymers oligomers and stabilizers capable of forming a surfactant complex gel dispersion when combined with a cleansing surfactant base and yielding high levels of fragrance deposition onto the skin, hair or other surface such as a textile, from a cleansing or softening consumer product comprising a micelle forming surfactant. The internal phase or dispersible phase of this surfactant complex gel dispersion (GLPPD) is made of a mixture of various immiscible polymers, oligomers and stabilizers forming a complex gel with the surfactant platform and whose ratio and composition are selected to dissolve preferentially a wide range of fragrance raw materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventor: Manuel Gamez-Garcia
  • Patent number: 7381403
    Abstract: UV-Photoprotective oil-in-water emulsions well suited for photoprotecting the skin, lips and/or hair against the damaging effects of UV-radiation, the oil globules of which having an average size of at most 500 nm and containing particles of at least one ionic polymer and at least one UV-radiation-screening system, such screening system comprising at least one 4,4-diarylbutadiene UV-A-screening agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Thierry Simonnet
  • Patent number: 7378084
    Abstract: A sunless tanning composition having dihydroacetone and an amphoglycinate (amphoacetate) in an amount effective for sunless tanning is provided. Also provided is a method of sunless tanning having the step of topically applying to the skin an effective amount of a sunless tanning composition having dihydroacetone and an amphoglycinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Olga Dueva-Koganov, Thomas Russo, James P. Sanogueira
  • Patent number: 7378083
    Abstract: Stable topical compositions having a pH of from 3.5 to 4.5 comprising a self-tanning agent, a polymer and a polyhydric alcohol humectant. The compositions of the present invention are highly stable, and deliver high levels of active self-tanning agent to the skin upon topical application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alison Fiona Stephens, Teresa Barbara Crook
  • Patent number: 7375058
    Abstract: Herbidically active compositions, comprising: A) at least one phenyluracil compound of the formula (I); in which the variables R1-R7 are as defined in the claims, and/or at least one of its agriculturally acceptable salts; and at least one further active compound, selected from B) herbicides of classes b1) to b15): b1) lipid biosynthesis inhibitors; b2) acetolactate synthase inhibitors (ALS inhibitors); b3) photosynthesis inhibitors; b4) protoporphyrinogen-IX oxidase inhibitors; b5) bleacher herbicides; b6) enolpyruvyl shikimate 3-phosphate synthase inhibitors (EPSP inhibitors); b7) glutamine synthetase inhibitors; b8) 7,8-dihydropteroate synthase inhibitors (DHP inhibitors); b9) mitose inhibitors; b10) inhibitors of the synthesis of very long chain fatty acids (VLCFA inhibitors); b11) cellulose biosynthesis inhibitors; b12) decoupler herbicides; b13) auxin herbicides; b14) auxin transport inhibitors; b15) other herbicides selected from the group consisting of benzoylprop, flamprop, flamprop-M, bromobutide, c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Cyrill Zagar, Bernd Sievernich, Laura Ouakenbush, Richard R. Evans, Max Landes, Larry J. Newsom, Charles L. Ortlip, Matthias Witschel, Andreas Landes