Patents by Inventor Curtis A. Cole

Curtis A. Cole 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: 20050148910
    Abstract: The invention features an apparatus for delivering mechanical energy to an expanse of skin, wherein the apparatus includes: (a) a skin-contactable element having a skin-contactable surface, wherein the skin-contactable element includes an agent selected from the group consisting of a benefit agent, an apparatus-enhancing agent, and combinations thereof; (b) a motor; and (c) a transfer member for transferring mechanical energy from the motor to the skin-contactable element in order to provide periodic motion to the skin-contactable surface; wherein the agent is configured to release from the skin contactable element to the expanse of skin upon contacting the skin-contactable surface with the expanse of skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Gregory Skover, Curtis Cole, Elvin Lukenbach, David Gubemick, James Menke
  • Publication number: 20050148906
    Abstract: The invention features an apparatus for delivering mechanical energy to an expanse of skin, wherein the apparatus includes: (a) a skin-contactable element having a skin contactable surface; (b) a motor; and (c) a transfer member for transferring mechanical energy from the motor to the skin-contactable element in order to provide periodic motion to the skin-contactable surface; wherein the skin-contactable element includes a signaling marker that is adapted to provide a change in a sensation that is discernable to a user after a period of time of operation of the apparatus, and wherein the sensation is selected from a group consisting of tactile, olfactory, thermal, visual, auditory, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Gregory Skover, Curtis Cole, Elvin Lukenbach, John Cronin, James Menke, Raymond Hull
  • Publication number: 20050142093
    Abstract: The invention features a method of administering a skin benefit agent to an expanse of skin, wherein the method includes: (a) contacting the expanse of skin with an apparatus, the apparatus including: (i) a skin-contactable element having a skin-contactable surface; (ii) a motor; and (iii) a transfer member for transferring mechanical energy from the motor to the skin-contactable element in order to provide periodic motion to the skin-contactable surface; and (b) after contacting the expanse of skin with the apparatus has ceased, further contacting the expanse of skin with a benefit agent, wherein the benefit agent is selected from the group consisting of retinoids, copper moieties, skin-firming agents, depigmentation agents, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Gregory Skover, Curtis Cole, Elvin Lukenbach
  • Publication number: 20040224775
    Abstract: An interactive, handheld apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a housing, a display screen on the housing, an electronic position location system, a stylus for selecting images on the display screen, a directional control pad on the housing and a memory device. The electronic position location system includes a processor that is capable of determining a location of a selected region of the display screen. The memory device includes computer code for an educational game and is operatively coupled to the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Applicant: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Wood, Alice Chen, David Goldstein, Mark Flowers, Joseph B. Miller, Michelle Fitts, Curtis Cole, Rick Adolf, Antonia Kohl, Carol Thies
  • Publication number: 20040213754
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of simultaneously cleansing the skin and reducing skin sensitivity and/or skin reactivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Curtis A. Cole, Margaret Aleles, Elvin Lukenbach, Greg Skover, Sylvia Barkovic, Snehal Shah, Blanca Campoblanco, Yohini Appa
  • Publication number: 20040191206
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for ameliorating redness or inflammation of mammalian skin comprising topically applying a composition comprising an effective amount of a compound selected from an alkanolamine, tyrosine or mixtures thereof and a cosmetically acceptable carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: Curtis Cole, Irina Ganopolsky, Margaret Aleles, Patti Clark, Elvin Lukenbach
  • Publication number: 20030206932
    Abstract: Skin care compositions comprising an oil-in-water emulsion base containing retinoids and possessing good physical and chemical stability
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventors: Jue-Chen Liu, Jonas C. T. Wang, Mohammed Yusuf, Norihiro Yamamoto, Satoshi Kazama, Christopher R. Stahl, Jean P. Holland, Kamran Mather, Margaret A. Aleles, Sachio Hamada, Curtis A. Cole, Stephen J. Wisniewski
  • Publication number: 20030202951
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the treatment of the skin around the eyes of a mammal, in particular a method for reducing the puffiness of and the appearance of dark circles on the skin under the eyes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: Curtis Cole, Irina Ganopolsky
  • Patent number: 6607735
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the treatment of the skin around the eyes of a mammal, in particular a method for reducing the puffiness of and the appearance of dark circles on the skin under the eyes. The method comprises topically applying to the affected skin area a composition comprising an effective amount of at least one alkanolamine having the following general formula: wherein X, Y and Z are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C3 alkyl group, C2-C4 alkanol group, wherein at least one of X, Y or Z is a C2-C4 alkanol group bearing at least one hydroxyl group and optionally at least one carboxyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Cole, Irina Ganopolsky
  • Publication number: 20030095991
    Abstract: The invention relates to a topical composition for the treatment of skin comprising an effective amount of a compound of the formula: 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventors: Curtis Cole, Irina Ganopolsky, Elvin Lukenbach, Gregory Skover
  • Patent number: 6544531
    Abstract: There are provided compositions which include a retinoid and preferably retinol; a dermatologically active acid; and a volatile base, such as ammonium hydroxide. Another embodiment of the invention includes compositions comprising a retinoid and preferably retinol; a dermatologically active acid; a volatile base; and a second neutralizing agent. There are also provided compositions which include a retinoid, a neutralized ammonium salt of a dermatologically active acid, and optionally a neutralized salt, other than ammonium salt, of an acid. Further provided are methods for reducing fine lines, wrinkles, skin roughness, and pore size and for increasing the clarity of a skin surface, cellular turnover, skin radiance, skin smoothness, skin permeation or collagen synthesis in a mammal in need thereof. Compositions as described above are administered topically to the skin of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Cole, Laura E. Flack, Claudia Kaminski, Victoria Van Leeuwen
  • Patent number: 6540986
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel sunscreen compositions containing inorganic sunscreen agents, anionic emulsifiers and an oil component which permit the use of high amounts of inorganic sunscreen agents in the compositions without having extreme whitening effects and achieving high sun protection factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Elvin R. Lukenbach, Curtis Cole, Prakash Naik-Satam, Ralph Stutzman
  • Patent number: 6521237
    Abstract: There are provided compositions which include a retinoid and preferably retinol; an acid; and an acid neutralizing effective amount of ammonium hydroxide. There are also provided compositions which include a retinoid and a neutralized ammonium salt of an acid. Further provided are methods for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and for increasing the clarity of a skin surface, cellular turnover, skin radiance, skin smoothness, skin permeation or collagen synthesis in a mammal in need thereof. Compositions as described above are administered topically to the skin of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Cole, Laura E. Flack, Claudia Kaminski
  • Patent number: 6461622
    Abstract: Skin care compositions comprising an oil-in-water emulsion base containing retinoids and possessing good physical and chemical stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jue-Chen Liu, Jonas C. T. Wang, Mohammed Yusuf, Norihiro Yamamoto, Satoshi Kazama, Christopher R. Stahl, Jean P. Holland, Kamran Mather, Margaret A. Aleles, Sachio Hamada, Curtis A. Cole, Stephen J. Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 6444195
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of photostabilizing a composition comprising (a) one or more dibenzoylmethane derivative UV-A absorbing agent(s); (b) one or more benzophenone derivative(s); and (c) a diester or polyester of a naphthalene dicarboxylic acid and a method of protecting mammalian skin or hair from UV radiation comprising topically applying to the skin or hair such a composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Cole, Florence Natter
  • Publication number: 20020119172
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the treatment of the skin around the eyes of a mammal, in particular a method for reducing the puffiness of and the appearance of dark circles on the skin under the eyes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Curtis Cole, Irina Ganopolsky
  • Publication number: 20020071818
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of simultaneously cleansing the skin and providing an anti-aging skin benefit selected from the group consisting of skin firming, skin contouring, reducing the appearance of sagging skin, and skin tightening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: Curtis A. Cole, Elvin R. Lukenbach, Margaret A. Aleles
  • Publication number: 20020048591
    Abstract: There are provided compositions which include a retinoid and preferably retinol; an acid; and an acid neutralizing effective amount of ammonium hydroxide. There are also provided compositions which include a retinoid and a neutralized ammonium salt of an acid. Further provided are methods for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and for increasing the clarity of a skin surface, cellular turnover, skin radiance, skin smoothness, skin permeation or collagen synthesis in a mammal in need thereof. Compositions as described above are administered topically to the skin of the animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 1999
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: CURTIS A. COLE, LAURA E. FLACK, CLAUDIA KAMINSKI
  • Publication number: 20010055597
    Abstract: Skin care compositions comprising an oil-in-water emulsion base containing retinoids and possessing good physical and chemical stability
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 1997
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Inventors: JUE-CHEN LIU, JONAS C. T. WANG, MOHAMMED YUSEF, NORIHIRO YAMAMOTO, SATOSHI KAZAMA, CHRISTOPHER R. STAHL, JEAN P. HOLLAND, KAMRAN MATHER, MARGARET A. ALELES, SACHIO HAMADA, CURTIS A. COLE, STEPHEN J. WISNIEWSKI
  • Publication number: 20010001659
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel sunscreen compositions containing inorganic sunscreen agents, anionic emulsifiers and an oil component which permit the use of high amounts of inorganic sunscreen agents in the compositions without having extreme whitening effects and achieving high sun protection factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Publication date: May 24, 2001
    Inventors: Elvin R. Lukenbach, Curtis Cole, Prakash Naik-Satam, Ralph Stutzman