Patents by Inventor Shmuel David Shefer

Shmuel David Shefer 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: 7115282
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved controlled release system that can be incorporated into anhydrous cosmetic formulations and can encapsulate different types of fragrances, flavors, active ingredients, or combinations of fragrances, flavors, and various active ingredients. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is substantially free-flowing powder formed of solid hydrophobic nano-spheres that are encapsulated in a moisture sensitive micro-spheres. The fragrances, flavors, and active ingredients encapsulated in the nano-spheres can be the same or different from those encapsulated in the micro-sphere. The encapsulation of one or more fragrances, flavors or active agents in the various components of the system, such as nano-spheres and micro-spheres, provides odor or flavor transition (change in odor character or change in flavor character) during the use of the product, in response to moisture, such as wetting the lips, perspiration, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Salvona IP LLC
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Patent number: 7053034
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel controlled release carrier system for pH or salt triggered release and targeted delivery of fragrances and other active ingredients onto fabric, hair, skin, and other biological surfaces and which provides prolonged release of fragrances and other active ingredients over an extended period of time, or yields a high impact fragrance “burst” upon treating the target surface with heat (blow drying the hair, ironing the fabric). The controlled delivery system of the present invention is substantially a free-flowing powder formed of solid hydrophobic nano-spheres comprising the fragrance and other active ingredients that are encapsulated in a pH or salt sensitive micro-spheres. Also described are processes for preparing such compositions and processes for using same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Salvona, LLC
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Patent number: 6790460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controlled release system useful for site specific delivery of biologically active ingredients or sensory markers, over an extended period of time, targeting biological surfaces comprising the oral cavity and mucous membranes of various tissues, as well as the controlled release of the biological active ingredients or sensory markers. The controlled release system of the present invention is a nano-particle, having an average particle diameter of from about 0.01 microns to about 10 microns, which comprises a biodegradable solid hydrophobic core and a bioadhesive/mucoadhesive positively charged surface. The invention also relates to the use of the nano-particles of the present invention in consumer oral hygiene products, such as toothpaste or mouthwash, for treatment and prevention of periodontal disease. The nano-particles of the present invention are particularly effective for targeted controlled delivery of biological active ingredients into the periodontal pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Salvona-IP LLC
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Patent number: 6703011
    Abstract: Described is a fragrance control release system which is an emulsifier-free, single phase, nonporous, continuous, permeable polymeric film having a substantially uniform thickness of from about 1 up to about 150 microns, having entrapped and dissolved therein molecules of at least one fragrance substance capable of evolving from said film into the environment proximate said film by means of molecular diffusion at a permeation rate of from about 1×10−7 up to about 0.1 mg-mm/cm2-min in a sustained and controlled release manner. Also described is a process for using the aforementioned system for imparting a fragrance into the environment above the unobstructed outer surface of the aforementioned polymer film which is coated on the surface of a solid or semi-solid support, e.g., a woven or non-woven fabric substrate; or a solid surface or human epidermis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer, Michael John Robert White
  • Patent number: 6645479
    Abstract: Described are controlled, time-release microparticulate active and bioactive compositions (including perfuming compositions) for targeted delivery to surfaces such as skin, hair and fabric and the environment proximate thereto, where the active and bioactive materials have a calculated log10P values of between 1 and 8 (P being the n-octanol-water partition coefficient). Such compositions include the active or bioactive material in single phase, solid solution in a wax or polymer matrix also having coated thereon and/or containing a compatible surfactant. Also described are processes and apparatus for preparing such compositions and processes for using same. Furthermore, certain component(s) of the aforementioned compositions in combination with one another are novel, and other components have novel uses in increasing fragrance substantivity, particularly in hair care preparations such as hair gels and shampoos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20030198652
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved controlled release system that can be incorporated into anhydrous cosmetic formulations and can encapsulate different types of fragrances, flavors, active ingredients, or combinations of fragrances, flavors, and various active ingredients. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is substantially free-flowing powder formed of solid hydrophobic nano-spheres that are encapsulated in a moisture sensitive micro-spheres. The fragrances, flavors, and active ingredients encapsulated in the nano-spheres can be the same or different from those encapsulated in the micro-sphere. The encapsulation of one or more fragrances, flavors or active agents in the various components of the system, such as nano-spheres and micro-spheres, provides odor or flavor transition (change in odor character or change in flavor character) during the use of the product, in response to moisture, such as wetting the lips, perspiration, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20030194416
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved fragrance controlled release system that can be incorporated into anhydrous consumer and cosmetic products such as powder laundry detergents, underarm deodorant or antiperspirant sticks, soap bars, body deodorant powders, foot spray, hygiene sprays, feminine napkin sprays, undergarment sprays, and the like that provides a high intensity odor signal such as a high impact fragrance burst in response to moisture. A selected fragrance is encapsulated in a water-sensitive matrix material. The high impact fragrance burst in response to moisture is achieved by formulating the fragrance or fragrance ingredients that are encapsulated to provide improved fragrance release in response to moisture. The encapsulated fragrance is formulated by combining fragrance ingredients such that their interaction with water results in increasing their relative content in the headspace of the system proximate environment after the system has been exposed to moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventors: Adl Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20030195133
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel controlled release carrier system for pH or salt triggered release and targeted delivery of fragrances and other active ingredients onto fabric, hair, skin, and other biological surfaces and which provides prolonged release of fragrances and other active ingredients over an extended period of time, or yields a high impact fragrance “burst” upon treating the target surface with heat (blow drying the hair, ironing the fabric). The controlled delivery system of the present invention is substantially a free-flowing powder formed of solid hydrophobic nano-spheres comprising the fragrance and other active ingredients that are encapsulated in a pH or salt sensitive micro-spheres. Also described are processes for preparing such compositions and processes for using same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20030175328
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a patch for controlled topical or transdermal delivery of effective levels of cosmetic, dermatological, and pharmaceutical active ingredients onto the skin, hair follicles, and sebaceous glands, with minimal discomfort and ease of use. The patch can be transparent or clear and comprises a rate-controlling polymeric matrix layer. The polymeric matrix layer comprises water-soluble, bioadhesive, film forming polymers. The cosmetic, dermatological, and pharmaceutical active ingredients are soluble or dispersed in the polymeric matrix. The patch becomes tacky when wetted and adheres onto the skin. The adhesive properties of the patch are sufficient to maintain the patch in place on the skin for the recommended treatment period while allowing the patch to be readily removed without causing skin irritation or leaving adhesive residue on the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20030147956
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controlled release system useful for site specific delivery of biologically active ingredients or sensory markers, over an extended period of time, targeting biological surfaces comprising the oral cavity and mucous membranes of various tissues, as well as the controlled release of the biological active ingredients or sensory markers. The controlled release system of the present invention is a nano-particle, having an average particle diameter of from about 0.01 microns to about 10 microns, which comprises a biodegradable solid hydrophobic core and a bioadhesive/mucoadhesive positively charged surface. The invention also relates to the use of the nano-particles of the present invention in consumer oral hygiene products, such as toothpaste or mouthwash, for treatment and prevention of periodontal disease. The nano-particles of the present invention are particularly effective for targeted controlled delivery of biological active ingredients into the periodontal pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Patent number: 6589562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controlled release system useful for site'specific delivery of biologically active ingredients or sensory markers, over an extended period of time, targeting biological surfaces comprising the oral cavity and mucous membranes of various tissues, as well as the controlled release of the biological active ingredients or sensory markers. The controlled release system of the present invention is a nano-particle encapsulated in a moisture sensitive micro-particle. The nano-particle having an average particle diameter of from about 0.01 microns to about 10 microns, which comprises a biodegradable solid hydrophobic core and a bioadhesive/mucoadhesive positively charged surface. The invention also relates to the use of the nano-particles of the present invention in consumer oral hygiene products, such as toothpaste or mouthwash, for treatment and prevention of periodontal disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Salvona L.L.C.
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Patent number: 6565873
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controlled release system useful for site specific delivery of biologically active ingredients or sensory markers, over an extended period of time, targeting biological surfaces comprising the oral cavity and mucous membranes of various tissues, as well as the controlled release of the biological active ingredients or sensory markers. The controlled release system of the present invention is a nano-particle, having an average particle diameter of from about 0.01 microns to about 10 microns, which comprises a biodegradable solid hydrophobic core and a bioadhesive/mucoadhesive positively charged surface. The invention also relates to the use of the nano-particles of the present invention in consumer oral hygiene products, such as toothpaste or mouthwash, for treatment and prevention of periodontal disease. The nano-particles of the present invention are particularly effective for targeted controlled delivery of biological active ingredients into the periodontal pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Salvona LLC
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Patent number: 6531444
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controlled delivery system that can be incorporated in liquid, as well as, dry granular, or powder, fabric care products, such as fabric softeners, laundry detergents, rinse added products, and other fabric care products, to enhance fragrance performance. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is a solid, substantially spherical particle comprising hydrophobic cationic charge enhancing agents in conjunction with cationic fabric softening agents that assist in adhering the particles onto fabric. The particles can also include a fragrance. The particle can have an average particle diameter of from about 1 micron to about 500 microns. The controlled delivery system of the present invention can be utilized to deliver a broad range of fragrance ingredients onto fabric and prolong fragrance release from the dry laundered fabric over an extended period of time, or yield a high impact fragrance “burst” upon ironing the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Salvona, LLC
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Patent number: 6491902
    Abstract: The present invention is a controlled delivery system that can be incorporated in hair care products such as shampoos, conditioners, hair styling products, and other hair care products to effectively deliver a broad range of active agents and sensory markers, such as fragrances or cooling agents onto the hair. The system also prolongs the release rate of the active agents or sensory markers over an extended period of time, or provides heat triggered release of the active agents and yields a high impact fragrance “burst” upon blow drying the hair or other types of heat treatment. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is a nano-particle, having an average particle diameter of from about 0.01 microns to about 10 microns. The nano-particle comprises hydrophobic polymers and co-polymers, cationic charge boosters in conjunction with cationic surface-active conditioning agents that assist in adhering the particles onto hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Salvona LLC
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Publication number: 20020146379
    Abstract: The present invention is a controlled delivery system that can be incorporated in hair care products such as shampoos, conditioners, hair styling products, and other hair care products to effectively deliver a broad range of active agents and sensory markers, such as fragrances or cooling agents onto the hair. The system also prolongs the release rate of the active agents or sensory markers over an extended period of time, or provides heat triggered release of the active agents and yields a high impact fragrance “burst” upon blow drying the hair or other types of heat treatment. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is a nano-particle, having an average particle diameter of from about 0.01 microns to about 10 microns. The nano-particle comprises hydrophobic polymers and co-polymers, cationic charge boosters in conjunction with cationic surface-active conditioning agents that assist in adhering the particles onto hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer
  • Patent number: 6426055
    Abstract: Described is a fragrance control release system which is an emulsifier-free, single phase, nonporous, continuous, permeable polymeric film having a substantially uniform thickness of from about 1 up to about 150 microns, having entrapped and dissolved therein molecules of at least one fragrance substance capable of evolving from said film into the environment proximate said film by means of molecular diffusion at a permeation rate of from about 1×10−7 up to about 0.1 mg-mm/cm2-min in a sustained and controlled release manner. Also described is a process for using the aforementioned system for imparting a fragrance into the environment above the unobstructed outer surface of the aforementioned polymer film which is coated on the surface of a solid or semi-solid support, e.g., a solid surface or human epidermis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer, John M. Teffenhart
  • Publication number: 20020086804
    Abstract: Described is a fragrance control release system which is an emulsifier-free, single phase, nonporous, continuous, permeable polymeric film having a substantially uniform thickness of from about 1 up to about 150 microns, having entrapped and dissolved therein molecules of at least one fragrance substance capable of evolving from said film into the environment proximate said film by means of molecular diffusion at a permeation rate of from about 1×10−7 up to about 0.1 mg-mm/cm2-min in a sustained and controlled release manner. Also described is a process for using the aforementioned system for imparting a fragrance into the environment above the unobstructed outer surface of the aforementioned polymer film which is coated on the surface of a solid or semi-solid support, e.g., a woven or non-woven fabric substrate; or a solid surface or human epidermis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer, Michael John Robert White
  • Patent number: 6368633
    Abstract: Described are flavor composition, flavor component, perfume composition and perfume component-containing microparticles which are particulate matrices composed of: (a) an olfactorily active component (e.g., perfume component); (b) silica; and (c) a saccharide composition which is a mixture of mannitol and maltose. The microparticles are useful in augmenting, enhancing and/or imparting aroma and/or taste (over relatively long periods of time in a controllably releasable manner) to perfume compositions, perfumed articles (e.g., deodorancy and antiperspirant sticks), foodstuffs, chewing gums, beverages and the like. Also described is a process for preparing the above-mentioned microparticles using, in sequence, (1) adsorption of the olfactorily active material onto silica followed by (2) a blending/extrusion step followed by (3) at least one particularization step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Chin Lou, Keith J. McDermott, Shmuel David Shefer, Adi Shefer, John M. Teffenhart, Chee-Teck Tan, Jerome I. Lindauer, Leslie C. Smith
  • Patent number: 6291371
    Abstract: Described is a fragrance control release system which is an emulsifier-free, single phase, nonporous, continuous, permeable polymeric film having a substantially uniform thickness of from about 1 up to about 150 microns, having entrapped and dissolved therein molecules of at least one fragrance substance capable of evolving from said film into the environment proximate said film by means of molecular diffusion at a permeation rate of from about 1×10−7 up to about 0.1 mg-mm/cm2-min in a sustained and controlled release manner. Also described is a process for using the aforementioned system for imparting a fragrance into the environment above the unobstructed outer surface of the aforementioned polymer film which is coated on the surface of a solid or semi-solid support, e.g., a woven or non-woven fabric substrate; or a solid surface or human epidermis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Adi Shefer, Shmuel David Shefer, Michael John Robert White
  • Patent number: 6235274
    Abstract: Described are flavor composition, flavor component, perfume composition and perfume component-containing microparticles which are particulate matrices composed of: (a) an olfactorily active component (e.g., perfume component); (b) silica; and (c) a saccharide composition which is a mixture of mannitol and maltose. The microparticles are useful in augmenting, enhancing and/or imparting aroma and/or taste (over relatively long periods of time in a controllably releasable manner) to perfume compositions, perfumed articles (e.g., deodorancy and antiperspirant sticks), foodstuffs, chewing gums, beverages and the like. Also described is a process for preparing the above-mentioned microparticles using, in sequence, (1) adsorption of the olfactorily active material onto silica followed by (2) a blending/extrusion step followed by (3) at least one particularization step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Chin Lou, Keith J. McDermott, Shmuel David Shefer, Adi Shefer, John M. Teffenhart, Chee-Teck Tan, Jerome I. Lindauer, Leslie C. Smith