Patents by Inventor Roger E. Stier

Roger E. Stier 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: 7090832
    Abstract: The invention pertains to cooling agents comprising N-substituted p-menthane-3-carboxamides, menthyl acetate and solubilizer, and methods for making the cooling agents. The invention also concerns pharmaceutical compositions comprising the cooling agents, including tablets, suspensions and liquid solutions having active pharmaceutical agents for treating upper gastrointestinal tract distress, and methods for treating upper gastrointestinal tract distress in humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventors: John Zanone, Roger E. Stier
  • Patent number: 6770264
    Abstract: The invention relates to oral care compositions such as toothpaste, gels, tooth powders, mouthwashes, mouth rinses, gums, such as chewing gum, mouth sprays and lozenges comprising diglycerol. The diglycerol is used as a humectant in the compositions. The compositions may further comprise water, flavoring agents, active compounds, emulsifier, alcohol, sweeteners, thickening agents, surfactants, suspending agents, astringent and toning drug extracts, flavor correctants, abrasives or polishes, deodorizing agents, preservatives, flavoring buffers, whitening agents, wound-healing and inflammation inhibiting substances, colorants, dyes, pigments, abrasives, polishes, antimicrobial agents, pH buffers and other additives and fillers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Noville, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger E. Stier, Daniel Carey, Douglas P. Fritz
  • Publication number: 20040101490
    Abstract: An oral composition or dentifrice containing sodium bicarbonate, wherein the salty taste ordinarily imparted by the sodium bicarbonate is completely or partially masked by the combination of effective amounts of an ion-channel competitor, an initial sweetener and a delayed sweetener. The oral composition or dentifrice preferably contains sodium citrate as the ion-channel competitor, saccharin as the initial sweetener, and mono-ammonium glycyrrhizinate as the delayed sweetener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: NOVILLE INC.
    Inventor: Roger E. Stier
  • Publication number: 20040101491
    Abstract: An oral composition or dentifrice containing a salt, such as for example, sodium bicarbonate, a zinc salt, or a strontium salt, wherein the salty taste ordinarily imparted by the salt is completely or partially masked by the combination of effective amounts of an ion-channel competitor, an initial sweetener and a delayed sweetener. The oral composition or dentifrice preferably contains sodium citrate as the ion-channel competitor, saccharin as the initial sweetener, and mono-ammonium glycyrrhizinate as the delayed sweetener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: NOVILLE INC.
    Inventor: Roger E. Stier
  • Patent number: 6723304
    Abstract: The invention relates to oral care compositions such as toothpaste, gels, tooth powders, mouthwashes, mouth rinses, gums, mouth sprays and lozenges comprising diglycerol. The diglycerol is used as a humectant in the compositions. The compositions may further comprise water, flavoring agents, active compounds, emulsifier, alcohol, sweeteners, thickening agents, surfactants, suspending agents, astringent and toning drug extracts, flavor correctants, abrasives or polishes, deodorizing agents, preservatives, flavoring buffers, whitening agents, wound-healing and inflammation inhibiting substances, colorants, dyes, pigments, abrasives, polishes, antimicrobial agents, pH buffers and other additives and fillers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Noville, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger E. Stier
  • Patent number: 6652842
    Abstract: Cosmetic compositions, particularly solid or gel stick type deodorant compositions, comprising a base solvent system having at least diglycerol, and optionally polyhydric alcohols, and water and gelled with alkali metal salts of saturated fatty acids. The compositions may further comprise monohydric alcohols, surfactants, emollients, fatty alcohols, stabilizing agents, antimicrobial and antibacterial agents, cooling agents, fragrance, dyes and the like. The compositions exhibit improved clarity, enhanced and stronger fragrance impact, and a directional increase in fragrance longevity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Noville, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacqueline Christine Lucia, Roger E. Stier, John Zanone
  • Patent number: 6582682
    Abstract: Oral care compositions comprising chlorine dioxide and excipients, including flavoring agents and ethoxylated hydrogenated castor oil having ethoxylation numbers from about 35 to about 60. The flavoring agents become bound to the hydrophobic end of the ethoxylated hydrogenated castor oil molecule and become encapsulated within the molecule as the hydrophilic end of the ethoxylated hydrogenated castor oil wraps around the flavoring agent. The flavoring agent does not undergo oxidation. The oral care compositions do not develop either a chlorine odor or yellowing discoloration. The oral care compositions can be packaged, stored, sold and used in a single package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Noville, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger E. Stier
  • Publication number: 20030103919
    Abstract: Cosmetic compositions, particularly solid or gel stick type deodorant compositions, comprising a base solvent system having at least diglycerol, and optionally polyhydric alcohols, and water and gelled with alkali metal salts of saturated fatty acids. The compositions may further comprise monohydric alcohols, surfactants, emollients, fatty alcohols, stabilizing agents, antimicrobial and antibacterial agents, cooling agents, fragrance, dyes and the like. The compositions exhibit improved clarity, enhanced and stronger fragrance impact, and a directional increase in fragrance longevity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: Jacqueline Christine Lucia, Roger E. Stier, John Zanone
  • Patent number: 6569439
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for making personal care compositions and opacifying agents, and corresponding products, having a stable cloudy and milky appearance. The components are processed in a specific sequence in which titanium dioxide is added after thickening agent which comprises a hydrophilic colloid. The composition may, optionally, comprise calcium lactate, calcium lactate salts and combinations thereof. The products, and process, may also comprise the addition of other components such as filler, additives, colorants, cooling agents, warming agents, numbing agents, additional flavorings, active compounds, pharmaceutical actives and excipients or finished bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Noville Inc.
    Inventor: Roger E. Stier
  • Publication number: 20030095931
    Abstract: The invention relates to oral care compositions such as toothpaste, gels, tooth powders, mouthwashes, mouth rinses, gums, mouth sprays and lozenges comprising diglycerol. The diglycerol is used as a humectant in the compositions. The compositions may further comprise water, flavoring agents, active compounds, emulsifier, alcohol, sweeteners, thickening agents, surfactants, suspending agents, astringent and toning drug extracts, flavor correctants, abrasives or polishes, deodorizing agents, preservatives, flavoring buffers, whitening agents, wound-healing and inflammation inhibiting substances, colorants, dyes, pigments, abrasives, polishes, antimicrobial agents, pH buffers and other additives and fillers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventor: Roger E. Stier
  • Publication number: 20030095929
    Abstract: The invention relates to oral care compositions such as toothpaste, gels, tooth powders, mouthwashes, mouth rinses, gums, such as chewing gum, mouth sprays and lozenges comprising diglycerol. The diglycerol is used as a humectant in the compositions. The compositions may further comprise water, flavoring agents, active compounds, emulsifier, alcohol, sweeteners, thickening agents, surfactants, suspending agents, astringent and toning drug extracts, flavor correctants, abrasives or polishes, deodorizing agents, preservatives, flavoring buffers, whitening agents, wound-healing and inflammation inhibiting substances, colorants, dyes, pigments, abrasives, polishes, antimicrobial agents, pH buffers and other additives and fillers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventors: Roger E. Stier, Daniel Carey, Douglas P. Fritz
  • Publication number: 20030091514
    Abstract: The invention relates to oral care compositions such as toothpaste, gels, tooth powders, mouthwashes, mouth rinses, gums, mouth sprays and lozenges comprising diglycerol. The diglycerol is used as a humectant in the compositions. The compositions may further comprise water, flavoring agents, active compounds, emulsifier, alcohol, sweeteners, thickening agents, surfactants, suspending agents, astringent and toning drug extracts, flavor correctants, abrasives or polishes, deodorizing agents, preservatives, flavoring buffers, whitening agents, wound-healing and inflammation inhibiting substances, colorants, dyes, pigments, abrasives, polishes, antimicrobial agents, pH buffers and other additives and fillers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventor: Roger E. Stier
  • Publication number: 20030091600
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for making personal care compositions and opacifying agents, and corresponding products, having a stable cloudy and milky appearance. The components are processed in a specific sequence in which titanium dioxide is added after thickening agent which comprises a hydrophilic colloid. The composition may, optionally, comprise calcium lactate, calcium lactate salts and combinations thereof. The products, and process, may also comprise the addition of other components such as filler, additives, colorants, cooling agents, warming agents, numbing agents, additional flavorings, active compounds, pharmaceutical actives and excipients or finished bases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventor: Roger E. Stier
  • Publication number: 20030049335
    Abstract: The invention pertains to edible compositions comprising flavoring agents and active ingredients of such agents comprising freeze-dried fruits, herbs, vegetables, spices or extracts. The invention also concerns pharmaceutical compositions comprising the freeze-dried fruits, herbs, vegetables, spices or extracts, including tablets, coated tablets, suspensions and liquid solutions having active pharmaceutical agents for treating upper gastrointestinal tract distress, and methods for treating upper gastrointestinal tract distress in humans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Roger E. Stier, John Zanone
  • Publication number: 20030049327
    Abstract: The invention pertains to cooling agents comprising N-substituted p-menthane-3-carboxamides, menthyl acetate and solubilizer, and methods for making the cooling agents. The invention also concerns pharmaceutical compositions comprising the cooling agents, including tablets, suspensions and liquid solutions having active pharmaceutical agents for treating upper gastrointestinal tract distress, and methods for treating upper gastrointestinal tract distress in humans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: John Zanone, Roger E. Stier
  • Publication number: 20020197215
    Abstract: Oral care compositions comprising chlorine dioxide and excipients, including flavoring agents and ethoxylated hydrogenated castor oil having ethoxylation numbers from about 35 to about 60. The flavoring agents become bound to the hydrophobic end of the ethoxylated hydrogenated castor oil molecule and become encapsulated within the molecule as the hydrophilic end of the ethoxylated hydrogenated castor oil wraps around the flavoring agent. The flavoring agent does not undergo oxidation. The oral care compositions do not develop either a chlorine odor or yellowing discoloration. The oral care compositions can be packaged, stored, sold and used in a single package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventor: Roger E. Stier
  • Patent number: 6497859
    Abstract: The invention pertains to cooling agents comprising N-substituted p-menthane-3-carboxamides, menthyl acetate and solubilizer, and methods for making the cooling agents. The invention also concerns pharmaceutical compositions comprising the cooling agents, including tablets, suspensions and liquid solutions having active pharmaceutical agents for treating upper gastrointestinal tract distress, and methods for treating upper gastrointestinal tract distress in humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Noville Inc.
    Inventors: John Zanone, Roger E. Stier
  • Publication number: 20020182270
    Abstract: The invention pertains to edible compositions comprising flavoring agents and active ingredients of such agents comprising freeze-dried fruits, herbs, vegetables, spices or extracts. The invention also concerns pharmaceutical compositions comprising the freeze-dried fruits, herbs, vegetables, spices or extracts, including tablets, coated tablets, suspensions and liquid solutions having active pharmaceutical agents for treating upper gastrointestinal tract distress, and methods for treating upper gastrointestinal tract distress in humans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Roger E. Stier, John Zanone
  • Patent number: 6306372
    Abstract: An oral hygiene composition containing eucalyptol and a zinc salt, wherein the harsh taste or burn sensation ordinarily imparted by the eucalyptol and the astringency ordinarily caused by the zinc salt are abated or eliminated by effective amounts in the composition of a taste receptor blocker, preferably in combination with a three component flavor system containing at least one spice, at least one sweetener and at least one fruity note. The taste receptor blocker is preferably a hydrogenated, ethoxylated glycerol ester which has the mouth feel characteristic of a fat but which has a much higher degree of solubility and hence improved clarity (ie., reduced cloudiness) for the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Noville Inc.
    Inventors: Roger E. Stier, John Zanone
  • Patent number: 4601899
    Abstract: An extrudable, shape-retaining aqueous toothpaste which comprises an anti-caries effective amount of TiF.sub.4, a dental polishing or abrasive agent, a chelating agent in an amount effective to stabilize the TiF.sub.4, and an aqueous dental vehicle, said aqueous toothpaste having a pH of at least about 3.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1986
    Assignee: Beecham Inc.
    Inventors: Roger E. Stier, William H. Dunn, James D. Vidra