Patents by Inventor Mark Benn

Mark Benn 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: 10159854
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for altering the color of hair comprising a first mixture comprising from about 1% to about 50% of at least one starch, from about 1% to about 50% of at least one liquid fatty substance and from about 0.5% to about 40% of at least one silica material, and a second mixture comprising from about 1% to about 40% of at least one oxidizing agent, from about 0.5% to about 30% of at least one acrylic polymer and from about 0.1% to about 10% of at least one chelant compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Mark Benn, Michael DeGeorge
  • Patent number: 10111816
    Abstract: Disclosed are hair color bases, hair color compositions, and methods for altering the color of hair. Hair color bases comprise a buffer system including ammonium chloride, sodium metasilicate, ammonium hydroxide, and monoethanolamine (MEA). Hair color compositions comprise a hair base comprising a buffer system including ammonium chloride, sodium metasilicate, ammonium hydroxide, and monoethanolamine (MEA), and an oxidizing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Mark Benn, Michael Degeorge
  • Publication number: 20180116930
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to hair care compositions such as hair treatment compositions and hair lightening compositions, methods for treating hair (e.g., lightening hair), and to kits comprising the compositions. The components of the hair treatment compositions may be included in hair lightening compositions and used to lighten and/or color hair. The hair treatment compositions typically include: (a) one or more polycarboxylic acids, and/or a salt thereof; (b) one or more amino acids, and/or a salt thereof; and optionally (c) one or more cationic conditioning agents. The hair lightening compositions further include (d) one or more bleaching agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Degeorge, Mark Benn
  • Publication number: 20170266104
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for altering the color of hair comprising a first mixture comprising from about 1% to about 50% of at least one starch, from about 1% to about 50% of at least one liquid fatty substance and from about 0.5% to about 40% of at least one silica material, and a second mixture comprising from about 1% to about 40% of at least one oxidizing agent, from about 0.5% to about 30% of at least one acrylic polymer and from about 0.1% to about 10% of at least one chelant compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Mark BENN, Michael DEGEORGE
  • Patent number: 9750678
    Abstract: Disclosed is color base composition for coloring keratin fibers comprising: at least two latex polymers independently selected from acrylate latex polymers and polyurethane latex polymers; at least one alkalizing agent; at least one oxidative dye precursor; at least one organic solvent; and water; wherein the at least two latex polymers are partially or fully neutralized; and wherein the at least two latex polymers are present in a combined amount ranging from about 0.2% to about 2.5% by weight, relative to the weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Mark Benn
  • Patent number: 9642783
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a powder composition containing an alkaline material comprising hydroxide-containing compounds, two carbonate compounds, a starch, a silica material, a liquid fatty substance, an acrylic polymer, a sulfur-containing compound, and a chelant compound. When the powder composition is mixed with an aqueous composition, a ready to use composition for removing or depilating hair is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Mark Benn, Michael Degeorge
  • Publication number: 20170035667
    Abstract: Disclosed are hair color bases, hair color compositions, and methods for altering the color of hair. Hair color bases comprise a buffer system including ammonium chloride, sodium metasilicate, ammonium hydroxide, and monoethanolamine (MEA). Hair color compositions comprise a hair base comprising a buffer system including ammonium chloride, sodium metasilicate, ammonium hydroxide, and monoethanolamine (MEA), and an oxidizing component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Mark BENN, Michael DEGEORGE
  • Publication number: 20160175233
    Abstract: Disclosed is color base composition for coloring keratin fibers comprising: at least two latex polymers independently selected from acrylate latex polymers and polyurethane latex polymers; at least one alkalizing agent; at least one oxidative dye precursor; at least one organic solvent; and water; wherein the at least two latex polymers are partially or fully neutralized; and wherein the at least two latex polymers are present in a combined amount ranging from about 0.2% to about 2.5% by weight, relative to the weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventor: Mark BENN
  • Patent number: 9295632
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions for controlling or slowing down the coloration of keratin fibers such as hair wherein the compositions comprise at least one film-forming latex polymer, at least one neutralizing agent, and at least one organic solvent, and water, wherein the pH of the composition is from about 2 to about 6. Methods for controlling or slowing down the coloration of hair using the compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Mark Benn, Michael Degeorge
  • Patent number: 9265717
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for controlling or slowing down the coloration of keratin fibers such as hair involving providing compositions comprising coconut water which contains catalase-peroxidase and at least one antioxidant, wherein the pH of the composition is from about 2 to about 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Michael DeGeorge, Mark Benn
  • Publication number: 20150342857
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition for relaxing or straightening hair containing an alkaline material comprising hydroxide-containing compounds, a crosslinked copolymer of (meth)acrylic acid and/or (C1-C6)alkyl esters selected from a crosslinked (meth)acrylic acid/ethyl acrylate copolymer and a cross-linked anionic acrylate polymer, a cosmetically acceptable solvent, and optionally, thickening agents and surfactants. The compositions of the invention may be in the form of a gel that is clear in appearance or may be in the form of an emulsion when the compositions additionally contain a liquid fatty substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Michael DEGEORGE, Mark BENN
  • Publication number: 20150283042
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a powder composition containing an alkaline material comprising hydroxide-containing compounds, two carbonate compounds, a starch, a silica material, a liquid fatty substance, an acrylic polymer, a sulfur-containing compound, and a chelant compound. When the powder composition is mixed with an aqueous composition, a ready to use composition for removing or depilating hair is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Mark BENN, Michael DEGEORGE
  • Publication number: 20150283041
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a powder composition containing an alkaline material comprising hydroxide-containing compounds, a carbonate compound, a starch, a silica material, a liquid fatty substance, an acrylic polymer, wax, and a chelant compound. When the powder composition is mixed with an aqueous composition, a ready to use composition for relaxing or straightening hair is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Mark BENN, Michael DEGEORGE
  • Publication number: 20150283040
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a powder composition containing an alkaline material comprising hydroxide-containing compounds, a starch, a silica material, a liquid fatty substance, an acrylic polymer, wax, and a chelant compound. When the powder composition is mixed with an aqueous composition, a ready to use composition for relaxing or straightening hair is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Michael DEGEORGE, Mark BENN
  • Publication number: 20150265525
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cosmetic composition for altering the color of hair containing a fatty substance; an acrylic polymer selected from crosslinked copolymers of (meth)acrylic acid and/or (C1-C6)alkyl esters and from acrylic associative polymers; a salt selected from an ammonium salt other than an ammonium acetate salt, a quaternary ammonium salt, a quaternary diammonium salt, an alkaline earth metal salt, a transition metal salt, an alkali metal salt other than an alkali metal phosphate salt, an agmatine salt, and mixtures thereof; and a cosmetically acceptable solvent; and optionally, a colorant compound. Also disclosed is a process for altering the color of hair and depositing color onto hair wherein a composition comprising the cosmetic composition and an oxidizing composition containing an oxidizing agent is applied onto hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Mark BENN, Michael DEGEORGE
  • Patent number: 8920521
    Abstract: The present invention is drawn to an agent and process for altering the color of keratin fibers wherein the agent comprises: (A) a color base composition containing from about 50% to about 80% by weight of a fatty substance comprising a viscosity greater than about 50 mm2/s at 40° C.; and optionally, an additional fatty substance; a rheology modifying polymer; an alkalizing agent; a short alkyl chain hydroxy compound chosen from monoalcohols and polyols; an oxidative dye precursor; and an oxidizing composition comprising an oxidizing agent; and wherein the pH of the agent for altering the color of keratin fibers ranges from about 1 to about 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Mark Benn
  • Patent number: 8915973
    Abstract: The present invention is drawn to an agent and process for altering the color of keratin fibers wherein the agent comprises: (A) a color base composition containing from about 50% to about 80% by weight of a fatty substance comprising a high viscosity fatty substance and optionally, an additional fatty substance; a rheology-modifying polymer; an alkalizing agent; a short alkyl chain hydroxy compound chosen from monoalcohols and polyols; and an oxidative dye precursor; and (B) an oxidizing composition comprising an oxidizing agent; and wherein the pH of the agent for altering the color of keratin fibers is greater than 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Mark Benn
  • Patent number: 8721742
    Abstract: The present invention is drawn to an agent and process for altering the color of keratin fibers wherein the agent comprises: (A) a color base composition containing a fatty substance having a viscosity greater than about 50 mm2/s at 40° C.; a rheology modifying polymer; and an alkalizing agent; a short alkyl chain hydroxy compound chosen from monoalcohols and polyols; a direct dye; optionally an oxidative dye precursor; and (B) optionally, an oxidizing composition comprising an oxidizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Mark Benn
  • Patent number: 8721740
    Abstract: The present invention is drawn to an agent and process for altering the color of keratin fibers wherein the agent comprises: (A) a color base composition containing from about 5% to less than about 50% by weight of a fatty substance; a rheology modifying polymer; an alkalizing agent; and a short alkyl chain hydroxy compound chosen from monoalcohols and polyols; an oxidative dye precursor; and an oxidizing composition comprising, an oxidizing agent; and wherein the pH of the agent for altering the color of keratin fibers ranges from about 1 to about 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Mark Benn, Lisa Jablonski
  • Patent number: 8721741
    Abstract: The present invention is drawn to an agent and process for altering the color of keratin fibers wherein the agent comprises: (A) a color base composition, containing from about 50% to about 80% by weight of a fatty substance comprising a fatty substance having a viscosity greater than about 50 mm2/s at 40° C.; and optionally, an additional fatty substance; a rheology modifying polymer; and an alkalizing agent; a short alkyl chain hydroxy compound chosen from monoalcohols and polyols; a direct dye; optionally an oxidative dye precursor; and (B) optionally, an oxidizing composition comprising an oxidizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Mark Benn