Patents by Inventor Adi Shefer

Adi Shefer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20040175404
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved fragrance controlled release system that can be incorporated into anhydrous consumer and cosmetic products such as powder laundry detergents, underarm deodorant or antiperspirant sticks, soap bars, body deodorant powders, foot spray, hygiene sprays, feminine napkin sprays, undergarment sprays, and the like that provides a high intensity odor signal such as a high impact fragrance burst in response to moisture. A selected fragrance is encapsulated in a water-sensitive matrix material. The high impact fragrance burst in response to moisture is achieved by formulating the fragrance or fragrance ingredients that are encapsulated to provide improved fragrance release in response to moisture. The encapsulated fragrance is formulated by combining fragrance ingredients such that their interaction with water results in increasing their relative content in the headspace of the system proximate environment after the system has been exposed to moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Samuel Shefer
  • Publication number: 20040109894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel pH triggered, targeted controlled release system. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is substantially a free-flowing powder formed of solid hydrophobic nano-spheres comprising pharmaceutical active ingredients that are encapsulated in a pH sensitive micro-spheres. The invention also relates to the processes for preparing the compositions and processes for using same. The controlled release system can be used to target and control the release of pharmaceutical active ingredients onto certain regions of the gastrointestinal tract including the stomach and the small intestine. The invention further pertains to pharmaceutical products comprising the controlled release system of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Samuel David Shefer
  • Patent number: 6740631
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved controlled delivery system that can be incorporated in dry granular, or powder, fabric care products, such as laundry detergents, tumble dryer sheets, rinse added products, and other fabric care products, to enhance fragrance performance. The controlled delivery system of the present invention comprises substantially free-flowing, powder formed of solid hydrophobic, positively charged, nano-spheres of encapsulated active ingredients, such as a fragrance, that are encapsulated in a moisture sensitive micro-spheres, solid spheres. The high cationic charge density of the nano-sphere improves fragrance deposition onto the laundered fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Samuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20040091435
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controlled release system for deodorant and antiperspirant aqueous gels comprising active ingredients and sensory markers encapsulated in solid hydrophobic micro spheres to enhance the stability of the active ingredients and sensory markers in the product base. The present invention provides long lasting fragrance residue and deodorancy on the skin, over an extended period of time. A wide range of active ingredients and sensory markers can be used in the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Samuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20040062778
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controlled release system comprising matrix compositions which control the lag time and release rate of the composition, as well as pharmaceutical and other active ingredients included in the composition, through surface dissolution and/or bulk erosion of the system. The controlled release system can be used to target and control the release of active ingredients onto certain regions of the gastrointestinal tract including the stomach and the small intestine. The matrix compositions of the present invention can be comprised of the following components: a wax material, fat material, water sensitive material and surface active material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Samuel David Shefer
  • Patent number: 6703011
    Abstract: Described is a fragrance control release system which is an emulsifier-free, single phase, nonporous, continuous, permeable polymeric film having a substantially uniform thickness of from about 1 up to about 150 microns, having entrapped and dissolved therein molecules of at least one fragrance substance capable of evolving from said film into the environment proximate said film by means of molecular diffusion at a permeation rate of from about 1×10−7 up to about 0.1 mg-mm/cm2-min in a sustained and controlled release manner. Also described is a process for using the aforementioned system for imparting a fragrance into the environment above the unobstructed outer surface of the aforementioned polymer film which is coated on the surface of a solid or semi-solid support, e.g., a woven or non-woven fabric substrate; or a solid surface or human epidermis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer, Michael John Robert White
  • Publication number: 20030232091
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controlled release system useful to stabilize retinol, retinol derivatives, and extracts containing retinol in cosmetic, dermatological, and pharmaceutical compositions. More specifically, the present invention pertains to stabilized retinol in a solid hydrophobic particle that sustains the release of retinol during the product shelf life and enables a gradual and prolonged release of effective levels of retinol and other cosmetic, dermatological, and pharmaceutical active ingredients into biological surfaces. The present invention also refers to a process of stabilizing retinol, retinol derivatives, and extracts containing retinol in cosmetic, dermatological, and pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Samuel David Shefer
  • Patent number: 6645479
    Abstract: Described are controlled, time-release microparticulate active and bioactive compositions (including perfuming compositions) for targeted delivery to surfaces such as skin, hair and fabric and the environment proximate thereto, where the active and bioactive materials have a calculated log10P values of between 1 and 8 (P being the n-octanol-water partition coefficient). Such compositions include the active or bioactive material in single phase, solid solution in a wax or polymer matrix also having coated thereon and/or containing a compatible surfactant. Also described are processes and apparatus for preparing such compositions and processes for using same. Furthermore, certain component(s) of the aforementioned compositions in combination with one another are novel, and other components have novel uses in increasing fragrance substantivity, particularly in hair care preparations such as hair gels and shampoos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20030207776
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved controlled delivery system that can be incorporated in soap bars to enhance deposition of active ingredients and sensory markers onto skin. The carrier system also provides controlled release or prolonged release of these actives from the skin over an extended period of time. The controlled delivery system of the present invention comprises substantially free-flowing, powder formed of solid hydrophobic, positively charged, nanospheres of encapsulated active ingredients, that are encapsulated in moisture sensitive microspheres. The high cationic charge density of the nanosphere improves deposition of active ingredients onto skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Samuel Shefer
  • Publication number: 20030203829
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved controlled delivery system that can be incorporated in dry granular, or powder, fabric care products, such as laundry detergents, tumble dryer sheets, rinse added products, and other fabric care products, to enhance fragrance performance. The controlled delivery system of the present invention comprises substantially free-flowing, powder formed of solid hydrophobic, positively charged, nano-spheres of encapsulated active ingredients, such as a fragrance, that are encapsulated in a moisture sensitive micro-spheres, solid spheres. The high cationic charge density of the nano-sphere improves fragrance deposition onto the laundered fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Samuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20030198652
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved controlled release system that can be incorporated into anhydrous cosmetic formulations and can encapsulate different types of fragrances, flavors, active ingredients, or combinations of fragrances, flavors, and various active ingredients. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is substantially free-flowing powder formed of solid hydrophobic nano-spheres that are encapsulated in a moisture sensitive micro-spheres. The fragrances, flavors, and active ingredients encapsulated in the nano-spheres can be the same or different from those encapsulated in the micro-sphere. The encapsulation of one or more fragrances, flavors or active agents in the various components of the system, such as nano-spheres and micro-spheres, provides odor or flavor transition (change in odor character or change in flavor character) during the use of the product, in response to moisture, such as wetting the lips, perspiration, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20030198680
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cosmetic formulations comprising a multi component controlled release system that imparts long lasting cooling sensation and/or provides high odor or flavor intensity (i.e., high impact fragrance or flavor burst) in response to moisture. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is substantially free-flowing powder formed of solid hydrophobic nano-spheres that are encapsulated in a moisture sensitive micro-spheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Samuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20030195133
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel controlled release carrier system for pH or salt triggered release and targeted delivery of fragrances and other active ingredients onto fabric, hair, skin, and other biological surfaces and which provides prolonged release of fragrances and other active ingredients over an extended period of time, or yields a high impact fragrance “burst” upon treating the target surface with heat (blow drying the hair, ironing the fabric). The controlled delivery system of the present invention is substantially a free-flowing powder formed of solid hydrophobic nano-spheres comprising the fragrance and other active ingredients that are encapsulated in a pH or salt sensitive micro-spheres. Also described are processes for preparing such compositions and processes for using same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20030175328
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a patch for controlled topical or transdermal delivery of effective levels of cosmetic, dermatological, and pharmaceutical active ingredients onto the skin, hair follicles, and sebaceous glands, with minimal discomfort and ease of use. The patch can be transparent or clear and comprises a rate-controlling polymeric matrix layer. The polymeric matrix layer comprises water-soluble, bioadhesive, film forming polymers. The cosmetic, dermatological, and pharmaceutical active ingredients are soluble or dispersed in the polymeric matrix. The patch becomes tacky when wetted and adheres onto the skin. The adhesive properties of the patch are sufficient to maintain the patch in place on the skin for the recommended treatment period while allowing the patch to be readily removed without causing skin irritation or leaving adhesive residue on the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20030175333
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a patch for controlled topical or transdermal delivery of effective levels of cosmetic, dermatological, and pharmaceutical active ingredients onto the skin, hair follicles, and sebaceous glands, with minimal discomfort and ease of use. The patch can be transparent or clear and comprises a rate-controlling matrix layer. The matrix layer comprises water-sensitive, bioadhesive, film forming polymers, a water soluble oligomer, and a surfactant. The cosmetic, dermatological, and pharmaceutical active ingredients are soluble or dispersed in the matrix. The patch becomes tacky when wetted and adheres onto the skin. The adhesive properties of the patch are sufficient to maintain the patch in place on the skin for the recommended treatment period while allowing the patch to be readily removed without causing skin irritation or leaving adhesive residue on the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Samuel Shefer
  • Publication number: 20030166490
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controlled delivery system that can be incorporated in liquid, as well as, dry granular, or powder, fabric care products, such as fabric softeners, laundry detergents, rinse added products, and other fabric care products, to enhance fragrance performance. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is a solid, substantially spherical particle comprising hydrophobic cationic charge enhancing agents in conjunction with cationic fabric softening agents that assist in adhering the particles onto fabric. The particles can also include a fragrance. The particle can have an average particle diameter of from about 1 micron to about 500 microns. The controlled delivery system of the present invention can be utilized to deliver a broad range of fragrance ingredients onto fabric and prolong fragrance release from the dry laundered fabric over an extended period of time, or yield a high impact fragrance “burst” upon ironing the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2003
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Samuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20030152629
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved controlled release system that can encapsulate different flavors, sensory markers, and active ingredients, or combinations of flavors, sensory markers and various active ingredients and release multiple active ingredients in a consecutive manner, one after the other. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is substantially free-flowing powder formed of solid hydrophobic nanospheres that are encapsulated in a moisture sensitive microspheres. The flavors, and active ingredients encapsulated in the hydrophobic nanospheres, in the water sensitive microsphere, or in both the nano and the microsphere. The flavors and active ingredients encapsulated in the nanospheres can be the same or different from those encapsulated in the microspheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Samuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20030147956
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controlled release system useful for site specific delivery of biologically active ingredients or sensory markers, over an extended period of time, targeting biological surfaces comprising the oral cavity and mucous membranes of various tissues, as well as the controlled release of the biological active ingredients or sensory markers. The controlled release system of the present invention is a nano-particle, having an average particle diameter of from about 0.01 microns to about 10 microns, which comprises a biodegradable solid hydrophobic core and a bioadhesive/mucoadhesive positively charged surface. The invention also relates to the use of the nano-particles of the present invention in consumer oral hygiene products, such as toothpaste or mouthwash, for treatment and prevention of periodontal disease. The nano-particles of the present invention are particularly effective for targeted controlled delivery of biological active ingredients into the periodontal pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Patent number: 6589562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controlled release system useful for site'specific delivery of biologically active ingredients or sensory markers, over an extended period of time, targeting biological surfaces comprising the oral cavity and mucous membranes of various tissues, as well as the controlled release of the biological active ingredients or sensory markers. The controlled release system of the present invention is a nano-particle encapsulated in a moisture sensitive micro-particle. The nano-particle having an average particle diameter of from about 0.01 microns to about 10 microns, which comprises a biodegradable solid hydrophobic core and a bioadhesive/mucoadhesive positively charged surface. The invention also relates to the use of the nano-particles of the present invention in consumer oral hygiene products, such as toothpaste or mouthwash, for treatment and prevention of periodontal disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Salvona L.L.C.
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Patent number: 6565873
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controlled release system useful for site specific delivery of biologically active ingredients or sensory markers, over an extended period of time, targeting biological surfaces comprising the oral cavity and mucous membranes of various tissues, as well as the controlled release of the biological active ingredients or sensory markers. The controlled release system of the present invention is a nano-particle, having an average particle diameter of from about 0.01 microns to about 10 microns, which comprises a biodegradable solid hydrophobic core and a bioadhesive/mucoadhesive positively charged surface. The invention also relates to the use of the nano-particles of the present invention in consumer oral hygiene products, such as toothpaste or mouthwash, for treatment and prevention of periodontal disease. The nano-particles of the present invention are particularly effective for targeted controlled delivery of biological active ingredients into the periodontal pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Salvona LLC
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer