Patents by Inventor Frank C. Sun

Frank C. Sun 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).

  • Patent number: 10285923
    Abstract: Provided are polyglyceryl compositions comprising one or more polyglyceryl compounds having: (a) a node structure comprising at least three contiguous glyceryl remnant units; (b) one or more cationic groups each linked to the node structure by an independently selected linking group; and (c) one or more hydrophobic moieties each independently (i) linked to the node structure by a linking group, or (ii) constituting a portion of one of the one or more cationic groups, wherein the composition has an average degree of polymerization determined by hydroxyl value testing (DPOH) of from about 3 to about 20. Also provided are polyglyceryl compounds which may compose such compositions, and uses of the polyglyceryl compositions and compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun, Stacey E. York
  • Patent number: 10278910
    Abstract: Compositions including a discontinuous oil phase homogeneously dispersed in a continuous water phase, the oil phase containing a sunscreen agent that includes a polymer composition containing a linear, ultraviolet radiation absorbing polyether, the linear, ultraviolet radiation absorbing polyether including a chemically bound UV-chromophore; and an oil-in water emulsifier component including an anionic oil-in-water emulsifier in an amount such that the composition includes about 0.5 percent by weight to about 3 percent by weight of the anionic oil-in-water emulsifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Daly, Frank C. Sun
  • Publication number: 20160096904
    Abstract: A superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer and process for making the superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer includes a low molecular weight polysaccharide modified with a hydrophobic reagent, such as substituted succinic anhydride. The superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer system generates stable foam for use in applications, such as healthcare formulations, with low irritation of the eyes and skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph B. GARDNER, Michael J. FEVOLA, Frank C. SUN, Russel M. WALTERS
  • Patent number: 9243074
    Abstract: A superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer and process for making the superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer includes a low molecular weight polysaccharide modified with a hydrophobic reagent, such as substituted succinic anhydride. The superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer system generates stable foam for use in applications, such as healthcare formulations, with low irritation of the eyes and skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Joseph B. Gardner, Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun, Russel M. Walters
  • Patent number: 9114154
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising a superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer and a carrier and composition comprising a superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer, a micellar thickener and a carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun, Joseph J. LiBrizzi, Joseph B. Gardner, Russel M. Walters
  • Patent number: 9060956
    Abstract: Provided are healthcare compositions comprising a low-DP polymerized surfactant, a micellar thickener, and a cosmetically-acceptable or pharmaceutically-acceptable carrier. Also, provided are methods of cleansing or treating a mammal by applying healthcare compositions of the present inventions to the mammalian body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun
  • Publication number: 20150104402
    Abstract: Provided are polyglyceryl compositions comprising one or more polyglyceryl compounds having: (a) a node structure comprising at least three contiguous glyceryl remnant units; (b) one or more cationic groups each linked to the node structure by an independently selected linking group; and (c) one or more hydrophobic moieties each independently (i) linked to the node structure by a linking group, or (ii) constituting a portion of one of the one or more cationic groups, wherein the composition has an average degree of polymerization determined by hydroxyl value testing (DPOH) of from about 3 to about 20. Also provided are polyglyceryl compounds which may compose such compositions, and uses of the polyglyceryl compositions and compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun, Stacey E. York
  • Publication number: 20150104403
    Abstract: Provided are polyglyceryl compositions comprising one or more polyglyceryl compounds having: (a) a node structure comprising at least three contiguous glyceryl remnant units; (b) one or more cationic groups each linked to the node structure by an independently selected linking group; and (c) one or more hydrophobic moieties each independently (i) linked to the node structure by a linking group, or (ii) constituting a portion of one of the one or more cationic groups, wherein the composition has an average degree of polymerization determined by hydroxyl value testing (DPOH) of from about 3 to about 20. Also provided are polyglyceryl compounds which may compose such compositions, and uses of the polyglyceryl compositions and compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun, Stacey E. York
  • Publication number: 20150104401
    Abstract: Provided are polyglyceryl compositions comprising one or more polyglyceryl compounds having: (a) a node structure comprising at least three contiguous glyceryl remnant units; (b) one or more cationic groups each linked to the node structure by an independently selected linking group; and (c) one or more hydrophobic moieties each independently (i) linked to the node structure by a linking group, or (ii) constituting a portion of one of the one or more cationic groups, wherein the composition has an average degree of polymerization determined by hydroxyl value testing (DPOH) of from about 3 to about 20. Also provided are polyglyceryl compounds which may compose such compositions, and uses of the polyglyceryl compositions and compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun, Stacey E. York
  • Patent number: 8986665
    Abstract: Provided are polyglyceryl compositions comprising one or more polyglyceryl compounds having: (a) a node structure comprising at least three contiguous glyceryl remnant units; (b) one or more cationic groups each linked to the node structure by an independently selected linking group; and (c) one or more hydrophobic moieties each independently (i) linked to the node structure by a linking group, or (ii) constituting a portion of one of the one or more cationic groups, wherein the composition has an average degree of polymerization determined by hydroxyl value testing (DPOH) of from about 3 to about 20. Also provided are polyglyceryl compounds which may compose such compositions, and uses of the polyglyceryl compositions and compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun, Stacey E. York
  • Patent number: 8961945
    Abstract: Provided are polyglyceryl compositions comprising one or more polyglyceryl compounds having: (a) a node structure comprising at least three contiguous glyceryl remnant units; (b) one or more cationic groups each linked to the node structure by an independently selected linking group; and (c) one or more hydrophobic moieties each independently (i) linked to the node structure by a linking group, or (ii) constituting a portion of one of the one or more cationic groups, wherein the composition has an average degree of polymerization determined by hydroxyl value testing (DPOH) of from about 3 to about 20. Also provided are polyglyceryl compounds which may compose such compositions, and uses of the polyglyceryl compositions and compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun, Stacey E. York
  • Publication number: 20140274867
    Abstract: Provided are low-irritation, high foaming personal care compositions comprising superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymers. Also provided are methods of making and using such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Bruning, Michael J. Fevola, Edmund Donald George, Euen T. Ekman-Gunn, David Joseph Raymond, Frank C. Sun
  • Publication number: 20140265007
    Abstract: Provided are low-irritation, high foaming personal care compositions comprising superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymers. Also provided are methods of making and using such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Bruning, Michael J. Fevola, Edmund Donald George, Euen T. Ekman-Gunn, David Joseph Raymond, Frank C. Sun
  • Patent number: 8778864
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising one or more compounds having a structure comprising a node structure with from four to twelve carbon atoms, one or more (poly)glyceryl groups, and one or more hydrophobic moieties, wherein each of the one or more (poly)glyceryl groups is linked to the node structure by a first primary linking group, the one or more hydrophobic moieties are each independently linked either to the node structure by a primary linking group or to one of the (poly)glyceryl groups by a secondary linking group, and wherein the polyglyceryl thickener has an average degree of glyceryl polymerization of from greater than 3 to less than about 11 and an average number of hydrophobic groups per primary linking group of about 0.35 or greater. Also provided are polyglyceryl compounds, compositions comprising water, a surfactant, and a polyglyceryl thickener, as well as, methods of making polyglyceryl compounds and compositions of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasa Andjelic, Modesto Erneta, Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun
  • Publication number: 20140044661
    Abstract: Provided are polyglyceryl compositions comprising one or more polyglyceryl compounds having: (a) a node structure comprising at least three contiguous glyceryl remnant units; (b) one or more cationic groups each linked to the node structure by an independently selected linking group; and (c) one or more hydrophobic moieties each independently (i) linked to the node structure by a linking group, or (ii) constituting a portion of one of the one or more cationic groups, wherein the composition has an average degree of polymerization determined by hydroxyl value testing (DPOH) of from about 3 to about 20. Also provided are polyglyceryl compounds which may compose such compositions, and uses of the polyglyceryl compositions and compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun, Stacey E. York
  • Patent number: 8455418
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising one or more compounds having a structure comprising a node structure with from four to twelve carbon atoms, one or more (poly)glyceryl groups, and one or more hydrophobic moieties, wherein each of the one or more (poly)glyceryl groups is linked to the node structure by a first primary linking group, the one or more hydrophobic moieties are each independently linked either to the node structure by a primary linking group or to one of the (poly)glyceryl groups by a secondary linking group, and wherein the polyglyceryl thickener has an average degree of glyceryl polymerization of from greater than 3 to less than about 11 and an average number of hydrophobic groups per primary linking group of about 0.35 or greater. Also provided are polyglyceryl compounds, compositions comprising water, a surfactant, and a polyglyceryl thickener, as well as, methods of making polyglyceryl compounds and compositions of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasa Andjelic, Modesto Erneta, Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun
  • Patent number: 8399590
    Abstract: A superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer and process for making the superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer includes a low molecular weight polysaccharide modified with a hydrophobic reagent, such as substituted succinic anhydride. The superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer system generates stable foam for use in applications, such as healthcare formulations, with low irritation of the eyes and skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.V.
    Inventors: Joseph B. Gardner, Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun, Russel M. Walters
  • Patent number: 8394755
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising one or more compounds having a structure comprising a node structure with from four to twelve carbon atoms, one or more (poly)glyceryl groups, and one or more hydrophobic moieties, wherein each of the one or more (poly)glyceryl groups is linked to the node structure by a first primary linking group, the one or more hydrophobic moieties are each independently linked either to the node structure by a primary linking group or to one of the (poly)glyceryl groups by a secondary linking group, and wherein the polyglyceryl thickener has an average degree of glyceryl polymerization of from greater than 3 to less than about 11 and an average number of hydrophobic groups per primary linking group of about 0.35 or greater. Also provided are polyglyceryl compounds, compositions comprising water, a surfactant, and a polyglyceryl thickener, as well as, methods of making polyglyceryl compounds and compositions of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasa Andjelic, Modesto Erneta, Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun
  • Patent number: 8258250
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising a superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer and a carrier and composition comprising a superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer, a micellar thickener and a carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun, Joseph J. LiBrizzi, Joseph B. Gardner, Russel M. Walters
  • Patent number: 8211850
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising one or more compounds having a structure comprising a node structure with from four to twelve carbon atoms, one or more (poly)glyceryl groups, and one or more hydrophobic moieties, wherein each of the one or more (poly)glyceryl groups is linked to the node structure by a first primary linking group, the one or more hydrophobic moieties are each independently linked either to the node structure by a primary linking group or to one of the (poly)glyceryl groups by a secondary linking group, and wherein the polyglyceryl thickener has an average degree of glyceryl polymerization of from greater than 3 to less than about 11 and an average number of hydrophobic groups per primary linking group of about 0.35 or greater. Also provided are polyglyceryl compounds, compositions comprising water, a surfactant, and a polyglyceryl thickener, as well as, methods of making polyglyceryl compounds and compositions of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasa Andjelic, Modesto Erneta, Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun