Patents by Inventor Neil Howard

Neil Howard 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: 20200069548
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel hair treatment materials, and in particular materials for shaping hair and/or strengthening the hair. Also described are the use of these compounds in hair care formulations for shaping, straightening, strengthening or treating the hair, and the use of the compounds for hair straightening and/or hair strengthening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Croda International Plc
    Inventors: Patrick James Colver, Neil Howard James, Christopher Michael Carr, David Malcolm Lewis, Peter Jeffrey Broadbent, Muriel Laure Aude Rigout
  • Publication number: 20170367963
    Abstract: A hair care composition comprising: i) at least one crosslinked nonionic amphiphilic suspending polymer; ii) at least one anionic surfactant; iii) at least one particulate antidandruff agent; and iv) water. The suspending polymer is a pH independent nonionic, amphiphilic emulsion polymer that is crosslinked with an amphiphilic crosslinking agent and effectively suspends water insoluble particulate antidandruff agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Murat Kadir, Neil Howard, Shui-Jen Raymond Hsu, Krishnan Chari
  • Publication number: 20170304182
    Abstract: A hair conditioning composition comprising: a) at least one cationic surfactant compound; b) at least one fatty acid ester of an ethoxylated alkyl glucoside; c) at least one nonionic, amphiphilic, emulsion polymer; d) an aqueous carrier; and optionally, e) at least one other auxiliary conditioning agent different than (a) said other conditioning agent is selected from a silicone, a hydrocarbon oil, a natural oil, an ester oil, a cationic compound, a cationic polymer, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Murat Kadir, Dongcui Li, Neil Howard, Brian D. Figura
  • Publication number: 20160317424
    Abstract: A hair care composition comprising: i) at least one suspending polymer; ii) at least one anionic surfactant; iii) at least one particulate antidandruff agent; and iv) water. The suspending polymer is a pH independent nonionic, amphiphilic emulsion polymer that effectively suspends water insoluble particulate antidandruff agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Murat KADIR, Neil HOWARD, Shui-Jen Raymond HSU, Krishnan CHARI
  • Publication number: 20160296449
    Abstract: A composition and a process for straightening hair are disclosed. The process includes coating keratin fibers with a composition comprising a thermally-activated agent and a guanidine moiety containing adjuvant compound and contacting the coated keratin fibers with a heating device at a temperature of at least 185 C for sufficient time to modify the keratin fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Murat Kadir, Neil Howard, Denise W. Rafferty, Joseph A. Zellia, Claudio Ribeiro, Rebeca Dias, Luciene Baptista Bastos
  • Patent number: 9421159
    Abstract: A protein-acrylate copolymer contains at least one nitrogen containing acrylic monomer. The nitrogen containing acrylic monomer preferably contains a tertiary or quaternary amine group, and particularly a quaternary amine group. The protein-acrylate copolymer can be produced by reacting hydrolyzed protein with at least one nitrogen containing acrylic monomer, preferably by free-radical polymerization. The protein-acrylate copolymer is suitable for use in personal care or cosmetic products, particularly in hair care products where it can increase volume to hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC
    Inventors: Surinder Pall Chahal, Ian Robert Tooley, Neil Howard James, Charlotte Odette Camille Stricane
  • Publication number: 20130004450
    Abstract: A protein-acrylate copolymer contains at least one nitrogen containing acrylic monomer. The nitrogen containing acrylic monomer preferably contains a tertiary or quaternary amine group, and particularly a quaternary amine group. The protein-acrylate copolymer can be produced by reacting hydrolysed protein with at least one nitrogen containing acrylic monomer, preferably by free-radical polymerisation. The protein-acrylate copolymer is suitable for use in personal care or cosmetic products, particularly in hair care products where it can increase volume to hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Croda International PLC
    Inventors: Surinder Pall Chahal, Ian Robert Tooley, Neil Howard James, Charlotte Odette Camille Stricane
  • Patent number: 7573009
    Abstract: A magnetic heater is provided having a conductive member and a first magnet assembly comprising a frame and at least one magnet disposed a distance adjacent the conductive member, wherein the first magnet assembly and the first frame are adapted to rotate relative to each other about an axis so as to induce eddy currents in the conductive member when relative motion is produced between the conductive member and the first magnet assembly, the at least one magnet adapted to move relative to the frame in dependence on the change in the rate of rotation of the frame. The magnetic heater is provided with a passive relative-positioning actuator adapted to move one or more magnets in an axial direction and a radial direction relative to the frame. Such movement is exploited to control the magnetic field strength at the conductive member by controlling, among other things, the conductor/magnet spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: MagTec Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy W. Lunneborg, Paul Gene Dimmer, Kevin Loll, James Ronald Thomas, Neil Howard Thomas, David M. Browning
  • Publication number: 20030105138
    Abstract: A method of treatment using a compound of Formula I: 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Applicant: Boehringer Mannheim Pharmaceuticals Corporation- SmithKline Beecham Corp. Limited Partnership No. 1
    Inventors: Mary Ann Lukas-Laskey, Robert Ruffolo, Neil Howard Shusterman, Gisbert Sponer, Klaus Strein
  • Publication number: 20030066830
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for generating heat, in particular for heating a fluid. The apparatus includes a frame, with at least one permanent magnet fixedly mounted to the frame. An electrically conductive member is disposed proximate the permanent magnets. The magnetic field of the magnets upon the conductive member is made to vary cyclically. Typically either the permanent magnets, the conductive member, or both are movable with respect to one another. Relative motion of the conductive member and the magnets causes the magnetic field experienced by the conductive member to vary, which causes it to become hot. The total heat energy generated in the conductive member may exceed the total energy applied to the apparatus to produce the varying magnetic field. The apparatus may include a fluid path proximate the conductive member. Fluid in the fluid path receives heat from the conductive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Applicant: MagTec LLC
    Inventors: TRoy Reed, Tim Lunneborg, Kevin Loll, Paul Gene Dimmer, James Ronald Thomas, Neil Howard Thomas
  • Patent number: 6479659
    Abstract: Invented is an improved process for preparing aromatic ring-fused cyclopentane derivatives. Preferred compounds prepared by this invention are indane carboxylates and cyclopentano[b]pyridine derivatives. The most preferred compounds prepared by this inventino are (+)(1S, 2R, 3S)-3-[2-(2-hydroxyeth-1-yloxy)-4-methoxyphenyl]-1-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)-5-(prop-1-yloxy)indane-2-carboxylic acid and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof and (+)(1S, 2R, 3S)-3-[(2-carboxymethoxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-1- (3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)-5-(prop-1-yloxy)indane-2-carboxylic acid and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. Also invented are novel intermediates useful in preparing these compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: SmithKline Beecham Corporation
    Inventors: Yemane Woldeselassie Andemichael, Neil Howard Baine, William Morrow Clark, Conrad John Kowalski, Michael Anthony McGuire, Robert John Mills
  • Publication number: 20020107029
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunications system (100) includes a service control point (108) that implements a geographical interface that permits applications to request and receive geographical zone data for a mobile unit (101). The request (300) for geographical zone data identifies the mobile unit (302) and the type of zone requested (304). A zone manager (204) receives the request and communicates the request to a location manager (202). The location manager (202) is coupled to a position determination equipment (110) to determine a location of the mobile unit. The location manager returns the location of the mobile unit to the zone manager. The zone manager uses the location of the mobile unit, the zone type requested and a database of predefined zones to determine a zone for the current location of the mobile unit. The zone of the mobile unit is returned to applications via a response (400).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventors: Jack Ray Caughran, Dennis Frederick Daum, Gary Wayne Ritter, Neil Howard York
  • Publication number: 20020087011
    Abstract: Invented is an improved process for preparing aromatic ring-fused cyclopentane derivatives. Preferred compounds prepared by this invention are indane carboxylates and cyclopentano[b]pyridine derivatives. The most preferred compounds prepared by this inventino are (+)(1S,2R,3S)-3-[2-(2-hydroxyeth-1-yloxy)-4-methoxyphenyl]-1-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)-5-(prop-1-yloxy)indane-2-carboxylic acid and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof and (+)(1S,2R,3S)-3-[(2-carboxymethoxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-1-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)-5-(prop-1-yloxy)indane-2-carboxylic acid and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. Also invented are novel intermediates useful in preparing these compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Applicant: SmithKline Beecham Corporation
    Inventors: Yemane Woldeselassie Andemichael, Neil Howard Baine, William Morrow Clark, Conrad John Kowalski, Michael Anthony McGuire, Robert John Mills
  • Patent number: 6408587
    Abstract: A structural member, e.g. a truss for erection of temporary structures, comprises a number of elongate elements disposed in spaced generally parallel relationship to one another with transversely extending elements therebetween, and an element extending longitudinally of the structural member has a formation extending lengthwise of it for engagement by an attachment member which is to be retained to the longitudinally extending element at any of a range of positions therealong. The attachment member may provide for connection of a safety element to the structural member, and be freely movable therealong in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Total Fabrications Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Patrick Noel Cronin, Neil Howard Darracott
  • Publication number: 20010044455
    Abstract: A method of treatment using a compound of Formula I: 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Applicant: Boehringer Mannheim Pharmaceuticals Corporation-
    Inventors: Mary Ann Lukas-Laskey, Robert Ruffolo, Neil Howard Shusterman, Gisbert Sponer, Klaus Strein
  • Patent number: 6288247
    Abstract: Invented is an improved process for preparing aromatic ring-fused cyclopentane derivatives. Preferred compounds prepared by this invention are indane carboxylates and cyclopentano[b]pyridine derivatives. The most preferred compounds prepared by this invention are (+)(1S, 2R, 3S)-3-[2-(2-hydroxyeth-1-yloxy)-4-methoxyphenyl]-1-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)-5-(prop-1-yloxy)indane-2-carboxylic acid and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof and (+)(1S, 2R, 3S)-3-(2-carboxymethoxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-1-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)-5-(prop-1-yloxy)indane-2-carboxylic acid and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. Also invented are novel intermediates useful in preparing these compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: SmithKline Beecham Corporation
    Inventors: Yemane Woldeselassie Andemichael, Neil Howard Baine, William Morrow Clark, Conrad John Kowalski, Michael Anthony McGuire, Robert John Mills
  • Patent number: D460565
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Total Fabrications Limited
    Inventor: Neil Howard Darracott
  • Patent number: D462783
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Total Fabrications Limited
    Inventor: Neil Howard Darracott
  • Patent number: RE40000
    Abstract: A method of treatment using a compound of Formula I: wherein: R1 is hydrogen, lower alkanoyl of up to 6 carbon atoms or aroyl selected from benzoyl and naphthoyl; R2 is hydrogen, lower alkyl of up to 6 carbon atoms or arylalkyl selected from benzyl, phenylethyl and phenylpropyl; R3 is hydrogen or lower alkyl of up to 6 carbon atoms; R4 is hydrogen or lower alkyl of up to 6 carbon atoms, or when X is oxygen, R4 together with R5 can represent —CH2—O—; X is a valency bond, —CH2, oxygen or sulfur; Ar is selected from phenyl, naphthyl, indanyl and tetrahydronapthyl; R5 and R6 are individually selected from hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, hydroxyl, lower alkyl of up to 6 carbon atoms, a —CONH2— group, lower alkoxy of up to 6 carbon atoms, benzyloxy, lower alkylthio of up to 6 carbon atoms, lower alkysulphinyl of up to 6 carbon atoms and lower alkylsulphonyl of up to 6 carbon atoms; or R5 and R6 together represent methylenedioxy; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, alone or in conjunction w
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: SB Pharmco Puerto Rico Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Ann Lukas-Laskey, Robert Ruffolo, Jr., Neil Howard Shusterman, Gisbert Sponer, Klaus Strein
  • Patent number: RE40707
    Abstract: A method of treatment using carvedilol is disclosed, wherein the carvedilol decreases the risk of mortality caused by congestive heart failure in patients. The patients are titrated with low amounts of carvedilol, with the initial titration dosage being only 10 to 30% of the daily maintenance dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: SB Pharmco Puerto Rico Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Ann Lukas-Laskey, Robert Ruffolo, Jr., Neil Howard Shusterman, Gisbert Spooner, Klaus Strein