Patents by Inventor Michelle Hines

Michelle Hines 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: 20210154130
    Abstract: A method for treating the skin of a subject in need thereof is disclosed. The method includes topically applying to the skin of the subject a cosmetic composition that includes an effective amount of an aqueous, alcoholic, or aqueous-alcoholic extract of Silybum marianum and an aqueous, alcoholic, or aqueous-alcoholic extract of Momordica grosvenori fruit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Tiffany Florence, Michelle Hines, David Gan
  • Patent number: 10966918
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of treating skin with topical skin compositions comprising at least one plant extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany Florence, David Gan, Michelle Hines
  • Patent number: 10953058
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for treating skin. The method can include topically applying to skin in need thereof a composition comprising effective amounts of Arctium lappa root extract and Epilobium angustifolium extract to reduce expression of a pro-inflammatory cytokine of IL-8, IL-2, or TNF-? in the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Hines, Tiffany Carle
  • Publication number: 20210069075
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of treating inflamed skin of a periorbital area of a person's face. The method can include topically applying to inflamed skin a composition comprising an oil extract of Opuntia ficus-indica tuna, Opuntia ficus-indica nopales, or a combination thereof, to reduce inflammation in skin cells of the periorbital area of the person's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Michelle HINES, Geetha KALAHASTI, Tiffany FLORENCE, David GAN
  • Publication number: 20210052477
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of treating a fine line or wrinkle in a person's skin, the method comprising topically applying to the fine line or wrinkle a composition comprising an effective amount of Commiphora mukul resin or an extract thereof that includes oleo gum resin, glycerin, water, and hyaluronic acid or a salt form thereof, wherein topical application of the composition to the fine line or wrinkle reduces the appearance of the fine line or wrinkle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Tiffany Florence, Michelle Hines, David Gan, Wanli Zhao
  • Patent number: 10918591
    Abstract: A method of treating skin in need thereof is disclosed. The method can include topically applying to the skin a composition consisting of kakadu plum extract, glycerin, water, and optionally alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: David Gan, Michelle Hines, Javier Aravena, Brian Jones
  • Publication number: 20210038497
    Abstract: A method of whitening skin or evening out skin tone is disclosed. The method can include topically applying to skin in need of treatment a composition comprising an effective amount of an extract of white navy bean, wherein topical application of the composition whitens skin or evens out skin tone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Tiffany FLORENCE, David GAN, Michelle HINES
  • Patent number: 10888509
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of treating a fine line or wrinkle in a person's skin. The method includes topically applying to the fine line or wrinkle a composition comprising an effective amount of Commiphora mukul resin or an extract thereof that includes oleo gum resin. Topical application of the composition to the fine line or wrinkle reduces the appearance of the fine line or wrinkle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany Florence, Michelle Hines, David Gan, Wanli Zhao
  • Patent number: 10870022
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use for reducing tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-?) and/or vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) production in skin cells by topically applying to skin in need thereof, a composition comprising an effective amount of Opuntia ficus-indica tuna, Opuntia ficus-indica nopales, or both, or extracts thereof, to reduce TNF-? or VEGF production in skin cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Hines, Geetha Kalahasti, Tiffany Florence, David Gan
  • Publication number: 20200383899
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for treating skin. The method can include topically applying to skin a composition comprising an effective amount of an aqueous, alcoholic, aqueous-alcoholic, or oil-soluble extract from Condurango, wherein the Condurango extract reduces oxidation in the skin, reduces tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-?) activity in the skin, or reduces matrix metalloprotease (MMP) 3 activity in the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Tiffany FLORENCE, David GAN, Michelle HINES
  • Patent number: 10842733
    Abstract: A method for treating the skin of a subject in need thereof is disclosed. The method includes topically applying to the skin of the subject a cosmetic composition that includes an effective amount of an aqueous, alcoholic, or aqueous-alcoholic extract of Silybum marianum and an aqueous, alcoholic, or aqueous-alcoholic extract of Momordica grosvenori fruit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany Florence, Michelle Hines, David Gan
  • Publication number: 20200330373
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that include a combination of escin, Ruscus aculeatus root extract, ammonium glycyrrhizate, Centella asiatica extract, hydrolyzed yeast protein, and Calendula officinalis flower extract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: David GAN, Tiffany CARLE, Michelle HINES, Milagros SANCHEZ, Patricia JACOBY, Linda HART
  • Publication number: 20200323745
    Abstract: A method for treating a person's skin is disclosed. The method includes topically applying to the skin a composition comprising from 0.001% to 20% by weight of an aqueous, alcoholic, or aqueous-alcoholic extract from a plant extract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Tiffany CARLE, David GAN, Michelle HINES
  • Patent number: 10780041
    Abstract: A method of whitening skin or evening out skin tone is disclosed. The method can include topically applying to skin in need of treatment a composition comprising an effective amount of an aqueous extract of white navy bean powder, wherein topical application of the composition whitens skin or evens out skin tone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany Florence, David Gan, Michelle Hines
  • Patent number: 10736837
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that include a combination of hydrolyzed algin, escin, Ruscus aculeatus root extract, ammonium glycyrrhizate, Centella asiatica extract, hydrolyzed yeast protein, and Calendula officinalis flower extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: David Gan, Tiffany Carle, Michelle Hines, Milagros Sanchez, Patricia Jacoby, Linda Hart
  • Publication number: 20200246249
    Abstract: A method of treating a skin condition resulting from exposure to pollution or free radicals is disclosed. The method can include topically applying to skin having the skin condition a composition comprising an effective amount of an extract of Diospyros mespiliformis leaf to reduce oxidative damage in the skin having the skin condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Tiffany Florence, Michelle Hines
  • Publication number: 20200197472
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use for cosmetic applications. The composition can include Schisandra chinensis fruit extract, Secale cereale (rye) seed extract, Centella asiatica meristem cell culture, Alpinia galangal leaf extract, dihydroxymethyl chromone, tripeptide-1, tetradecyl aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric urea trifluoroacetate, Alteromonas ferment filtrate, Pisum sativum (pea) extract, or combinations thereof. An effective amount of the composition can be applied on skin to inhibit production of TNF-? production, tyrosinase, and/or elastase in skin, inhibit the Matrix Metalloproteinase Enzyme activity in skin, and/or promote the production of fibronectin, collagen, elastin, laminin, and/or hyaluronic acid in skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Tiffany CARLE, Michelle HINES, David GAN
  • Patent number: 10682381
    Abstract: Disclosed is a topical skin composition, and methods for its use, that includes Arctium lappa root extract, Epilobium angustifolium extract, and Cystoseira amentacea/Caespitosa Brachycarpa extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Hines, Tiffany Carle
  • Patent number: 10675323
    Abstract: A topical skin care composition comprising kakadu plum extract or acai berry extract, or a combination of both, is disclosed. The composition can include a high oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) value. The composition can improve the skin's visual appearance, physiological functions, clinical properties, and/or biophysical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: David Gan, Michelle Hines, Javier Aravena, Brian Jones
  • Publication number: 20200171332
    Abstract: A method of treating skin is disclosed. The method can include topically applying to skin in need thereof, a composition comprising palmitoyl tetrapeptide 7, denatured alcohol, dimethicone, and squalane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Dawn Burke-Colvin, Michelle Hines, David Gan