Patents by Inventor John R. Castro

John R. Castro 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: 10376448
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for applying a cosmetic composition to hair. The method comprises the steps of removing a cosmetic composition from a sealed container, the composition comprising: a post-foaming emulsion comprising a weak acid, a weak base, a fatty acid, and a volatile buffering agent; a film forming agent; and an aqueous carrier; applying said composition to one or more eyelashes; and during or after said application to said one or more eyelashes, said cosmetic composition forms a foam, said foam resulting from the release of a gas, said gas being a reaction product of said post-foaming emulsion, and said reaction commencing after the evaporation of said volatile buffering agent, upon exposure of said cosmetic composition to atmospheric conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ELC MANAGEMENT LLC
    Inventors: John R. Castro, Arlene G. Ting-Jenulis
  • Patent number: 10379033
    Abstract: The invention provides the use of instrumentation and methods for the rapid separation, detection, and identification of chemical compounds by coupling a well-established chromatographic separation science technique, TLC, with mid-infrared (MIR) QCLS for the analysis of explosives, pollutants, and other threat chemicals. The stationary phases were silica gel adhered to metallic aluminum supports. The mobile phases consisted of organic solvents and their mixes. The position and spot diameter of the TNT samples on the plate containing the adsorbent silica film were measured and compared before and after the chromatographic runs. The MIR vibrational identification of TNT was performed through reflectance measurements using a widely tunable three-diode source. The symmetric stretching vibration of the nitro group [?s(NO2)] centered at approximately 1350 cm?1 and the asymmetric stretching vibration of the nitro group [?as(NO2)] at approximately 1530 cm?1 were clearly observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: University of Puerto Rico
    Inventors: Samuel P. Hernandez Rivera, John R. Castro Suarez
  • Patent number: 9808414
    Abstract: A skin whitening composition comprising a liquid polymeric coating material that, upon exposure to ambient air and moisture in skin, hardens to a water resistant, water vapor permeable, adherent and conformable solid film when applied to skin, and at least one skin whitening active; and a method and kit for whitening skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Weilin Mu, John R. Castro
  • Patent number: 9655835
    Abstract: A powder-based cosmetic composition for application to skin is provided. The composition contains (a) one or more cosmetically acceptable particulates which are naturally hydrophobic or coated with a hydrophobic material; (b) at least one binder for the particulates of the powder-based cosmetic composition; and (c) a film-forming, oil-absorbing polymer having an affinity for sebum secreted from skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Talal Finjan, Syed Rizvi, John R. Castro
  • Patent number: 9597267
    Abstract: Slurry powder cosmetic composition comprising particulates coated with a binder composition, a silicone gel composition, and the evaporation residue of an alcohol based composition and a method for making the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Talal Finjan, Syed Rizvi, John R. Castro
  • Patent number: 9579275
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least one non-sensitizing pressure sensitive adhesive that is the polycondensate of a silanol endblocked polydimethylsiloxane and a silicate resin; at least one copolymer of vinyl pyrrolidone and a long chain alpha olefin; at least one montmorillonite mineral; and at least one volatile solvent; and a related methods and kits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Weilin Mu, John R. Castro
  • Publication number: 20160374926
    Abstract: A skin whitening composition comprising a liquid polymeric coating material that, upon exposure to ambient air and moisture in skin, hardens to a water resistant, water vapor permeable, adherent and conformable solid film when applied to skin, and at least one skin whitening active; and a method and kit for whitening skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Weilin Wu, John R. Castro
  • Publication number: 20160310373
    Abstract: A method for simultaneously lengthening, coloring, and curling eyelashes by applying an oil in water composition comprising a plurality of water soluble or dispersible film forming polymers in the aqueous phase and being structured by one or more emulsifiers in solid or semi-solid form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Francis Friel, Arlene G. Ting-Jenulis, Tatyana R. Tabakman, John R. Castro
  • Patent number: 9474705
    Abstract: A skin whitening composition comprising a liquid polymeric coating material that, upon exposure to ambient air and moisture in skin, hardens to a water resistant, water vapor permeable, adherent and conformable solid film when applied to skin, and at least one skin whitening active; and a method and kit for whitening skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Weilin Mu, John R. Castro
  • Patent number: 9370471
    Abstract: Slurry powder cosmetic composition comprising particulates coated with a binder composition, a silicone gel composition, and the evaporation residue of an aqueous based composition and a method for making the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Talal Finjan, Syed Rizvi, John R. Castro
  • Publication number: 20160101033
    Abstract: A powder-based cosmetic composition for application to skin is provided. The composition contains (a) one or more cosmetically acceptable particulates which are naturally hydrophobic or coated with a hydrophobic material; (b) at least one binder for the particulates of the powder-based cosmetic composition; and (c) a film-forming, oil-absorbing polymer having an affinity for sebum secreted from skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Talal FINJAN, Syed RIZVI, John R. CASTRO
  • Publication number: 20160001099
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cosmetic composition containing a partially crystalline polyolefin homopolymer or copolymer wax and a solvent system. Specifically, the partially crystalline polyolefin homopolymer or copolymer wax is characterized by a refractive index ranging from about 1.4 to about 1.6, a viscosity measured at 170° C. ranging from about 5,000 mPas to about 15,000 mPas, a weight average molecular weight ranging from about 22,000 to about 28,000, and a polydispersity index ranging from about 2 to about 2.5. The solvent system is characterized by a refractive index that is matched with the refractive index of the wax and includes one or more solvents that are compatible with the wax for forming a solid, substantially clear, stick-shaped cosmetic product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: John R. Castro, Milagro Serrano-Godoy, Tatyana Tabakman, Garrett William Vamderover
  • Patent number: 9028849
    Abstract: A cosmetic composition comprising at least one volatile solvent, at least one crosslinked silicone film former, at least one silicone gum, and at least one pigment composition present in an amount sufficient to provide the cosmetic composition with a pigment contrast ratio of greater than 35 and a method for maximizing the intensity and opacity of a color cosmetic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Arlene G. Ting-Jenulis, John R. Castro
  • Publication number: 20150086500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition comprising a post-foaming emulsion comprising a weak acid, a weak base, a fatty acid, and a volatile buffering agent; a film forming agent; and an aqueous carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: John R. Castro, Arlene G. TING-JENULIS
  • Publication number: 20150086488
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for applying a cosmetic composition to hair. The method comprises the steps of removing a cosmetic composition from a sealed container, the composition comprising: a post-foaming emulsion comprising a weak acid, a weak base, a fatty acid, and a volatile buffering agent; a film forming agent; and an aqueous carrier; applying said composition to one or more eyelashes; and during or after said application to said one or more eyelashes, said cosmetic composition forms a foam, said foam resulting from the release of a gas, said gas being a reaction product of said post-foaming emulsion, and said reaction commencing after the evaporation of said volatile buffering agent, upon exposure of said cosmetic composition to atmospheric conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: John R. Castro, Arlene G. TING-JENULIS
  • Publication number: 20140377198
    Abstract: A skin whitening composition comprising a liquid polymeric coating material that, upon exposure to ambient air and moisture in skin, hardens to a water resistant, water vapor permeable, adherent and conformable solid film when applied to skin, and at least one skin whitening active; and a method and kit for whitening skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Weilin Mu, John R. Castro
  • Patent number: 8894982
    Abstract: A water in oil emulsion lip treatment composition comprising at least one non-polar silicone oil, at least one non-polar organic oil, at least one amphiphilic organic emollient oil, at least one water in oil surfactant; and at least one oil in water surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Milanka Susak, John R. Castro, Isaac David Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140271511
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least one non-sensitizing pressure sensitive adhesive that is the polycondensate of a silanol endblocked polydimethylsiloxane and a silicate resin; at least one copolymer of vinyl pyrrolidone and a long chain alpha olefin; at least one montmorillonite mineral; and at least one volatile solvent; and a related methods and kits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Weilin Mu, John R. Castro
  • Publication number: 20140242127
    Abstract: Cosmetic compositions for topical application to the skin comprising at least one phase change material (PCM) in combination with a cosmetically compatible carrier, and methods for maintaining the skin of a wearer of a cosmetic product at a comfortable temperature, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Akira Yokozeki, John R. Castro, Scott Miselnicky
  • Publication number: 20140154198
    Abstract: A cosmetic composition comprising at least one volatile solvent, at least one crosslinked silicone film former, at least one silicone gum, and at least one pigment composition present in an amount sufficient to provide the cosmetic composition with a pigment contrast ratio of greater than 35 and a method for maximizing the intensity and opacity of a color cosmetic composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ELC MANAGEMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Arlene G. Ting-Jenulis, John R. Castro