Manicure Or Pedicure Compositions Patents (Class 424/61)
  • Patent number: 11465101
    Abstract: Described herein are mixed matrix filtration membranes and related, compositions, methods and systems and in particular mixed matrix filtration membranes with an embedded polymer network and/or embedded polymeric micro/nanoparticles functionalized with a functionalization polymer covalently and/or non covalently linked to the micro/nanoparticles and related compositions, methods, and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Mamadou S. Diallo, Madhusudhana Rao Kotte
  • Patent number: 11445794
    Abstract: A method and kit for treating a nail surface. The method includes brushing or spraying an adhesive on a coated or uncoated nail surface to form an adhesive-coated surface. A covering (e.g., a curable nail gel, evaporative nail polish, or artificial nail) is then applied to the adhesive-coated surface. The covering is removable by soaking in solvent for less than 20 minutes, peeling, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Mycone Dental Supply Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Crescimanno, Paul L. Fishbein, Larry W. Steffier, Serene Y. Curry
  • Patent number: 11426338
    Abstract: The invention relates to nail compositions including diisononyl 1,2-cyclohexanedicarboxylate, as well as to methods, kits and nail composition sets related to such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: L'ORÉAL
    Inventors: Jianxin Feng, Ramakrishnan Hariharan
  • Patent number: 11406585
    Abstract: A photocurable resin composition for a nail or an artificial nail of the present invention includes the following components (A) to (C): component (A): a compound having a (meth)acryloyl group; component (B): a photoinitiator; and component (C): (meth)acrylic polymer particles having an average particle size of 3 to 21 ?m. According to the present invention, a photocurable resin composition for a nail or an artificial nail, which has excellent transparency and workability and is capable of forming a matte coat is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: THREEBOND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Erika Saito, Yugo Shirakawa
  • Patent number: 11260021
    Abstract: A novel cosmetic complex for bioactive hydration of the skin, particularly from the body and face, is provided. The cosmetic complex comprises vegetable oil, trehalose, and hydroxyethyl urea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Natura Cosméticos S.A.
    Inventors: Daniela Zimbardi, Selma Do Nascimento, Cintia Rosa Ferrari, Ana Paula Pedroso De Oliveira, Andrea Arruda Costa
  • Patent number: 11219583
    Abstract: A composition for removing nail polish includes a propylene glycol methyl ether; and a C2-C3 monoalcohol. The C2-C3 monoalcohol and the propylene glycol methyl ether are present in a C2-C3 monoalcohol to propylene glycol methyl ether ratio by weight from about 1:1 to about 20:1. Methods for removing nail polish are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Christopher Pang, Tsang-Min Huang, I-Fan Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11219291
    Abstract: The invention relates to a false nail comprising at least: one front layer (12) forming the body of the false nail (1), and a rear layer (11) of an adhesive material for attaching the body of the false nail to a natural nail. The rear layer (11) is formed by a fast-drying polymer adhesive with desiccating capacity, and the front layer (12) is made of a composite material and comprises at least a first layer (12a) of micro-hybrid composite with low contraction capacity in contact with the polymer adhesive. The invention also relates to a method for shaping the false nail on a natural nail and the use of composite material to shape same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: Manuel Enrique Toral Bardina
  • Patent number: 11185488
    Abstract: A skin external composition containing 1,2,3,4,6-penta-O-galloyl-?-D-glucose (hereinafter referred to as “PGG”) and its use to improve moisture balance of skin are disclosed. The skin external composition, due to containing PGG, stimulates the formation of filaggrin in keratinocytes, increases loricrin and involucrin expression, thereby stimulating the formation of a normal keratin layer, and as a result, can strengthen the skin barrier function to provide an excellent skin moisturization improving effect. Thus, the composition is effective in improving moisture balance of skin. A method for moisturizing the skin using the composition is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Amorepacific Corporation
    Inventors: Kyu Han Kim, Eui Dong Son, Jin Sup Shim, Tae Ryong Lee
  • Patent number: 11160348
    Abstract: Methods and devices for producing artificial nails are disclosed, comprising: automatically recognizing user nail information by means of a 3D scanner (S100); recognizing a selected nail decoration design of a 2D or 3D form by means of a UV 3D printer (S200); a step in which the UV 3D printer, equipped with a device capable of adjusting a Z axis, forms a decoration layer corresponding to a curved surface of a user's nail shape with the nail decoration design recognized in step S200, on the basis of the user nail information recognized in step S100 (S300); a step in which the UV 3D printer forms an adhesive layer to be attached with the decoration layer produced in step S300; and a step of completely curing the decoration layer and the adhesive layer in a short time by subjecting same to heat treatment by using a UV lamp of the UV 3D printer, thereby printing an artificial nail in which the adhesive layer is coupled to the bottom of the decoration layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: BIO MEDICAL 3D PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nam Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 11154056
    Abstract: The present invention relates to surfaces which are featured with antimicrobial property. Combinations made with zinc pyrithione, chlorhexidine gluconate and/or triclosan are used in the invention. The invention enables to prevent biodegradation or biocontamination occurring on surfaces. In sectors where surface coating materials are widely used, the pathogen factors (bacteria, yeasts and fungi), which are the causes of surface-borne hygiene, allergy and infectious diseases, are controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: YEDITEPE UNIVERSITESI
    Inventors: Fikrettin Sahin, Zeynep Iyigundogdu, Okan Demir
  • Patent number: 11077036
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a lactam and an alkyl lactate. The compositions are suitable for use as anti-microbial, anti-biofilm and bacteriostatic compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Damien Price, Neil James Parry
  • Patent number: 11065189
    Abstract: The invention relates to aqueous skin cleansing compositions. Specific amounts and chain length of acyl glycinate and acyl glutamate when used in specified ratios, have been found to unexpectedly enhance lather volume and texture, as well as provide superior mildness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Yeyi Gu, Tirucherai Varahan Vasudevan, Kayla Marie Kemler, Adrienne Lyn King
  • Patent number: 10987376
    Abstract: Systems and/or methods of treating and/or preventing nail disorders are disclosed herein. Also, disclosed herein are systems and/or methods of improving the appearance of a nail. A preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises a method of treating and/or preventing a nail disorder in a subject comprising topically applying a composition comprising a poly(urea-urethane)polymer and/or a poly(urea-urethane) pre-polymer to a nail of said subject, thereby treating and/or preventing said nail disorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Chesson Laboratory Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance L. Swick, Scott E. Neuville, Jerry S. Chesson
  • Patent number: 10828247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a kit for make-up and/or care of nails and/or false nails, comprising: —a composition C1 for make-up and/or care of nails and/or false nails comprising at least one film-forming polymer, said polymer being insoluble in acetone, methyl acetate, and ethyl acetate, and —a make-up removal composition C2 comprising at least one volatile solvent S2 selected from the group consisting of C2-C5 alcohols, C5-C12 alkanes, and mixtures thereof, said solvent S2 being able to solubilize the film-forming polymer of composition C1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Guillaume Kergosien
  • Patent number: 10800926
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coloured effect pigment, comprising a substrate made of aluminium or an aluminium alloy which is optionally coated with one or more passivation layers, and an aluminium-doped iron oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Aron Wosylus, Raimund Schmid
  • Patent number: 10792241
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cosmetic process for treating keratin materials, comprising: either the sequential application to the keratin materials of a composition comprising a maleic anhydride ethylenic polymer and of an amine compound chosen from polyamine compounds bearing several primary amine and/or secondary amine groups and amino alkoxysilanes, or the topical application to the keratin materials of a composition derived from the mixing of a composition comprising a maleic anhydride acrylic polymer and of an amine compound chosen from amino alkoxysilanes; the ethylenic polymer being derived from the polymerization of: (a) 45% to 95% by weight, relative to the total weight of monomers, of an ethylenic monomer bearing an at least C8 linear or branched alkyl group; (b) 5% to 25% by weight of maleic anhydride; (c) 0 to 50% by weight of additional monomer; the compositions used being anhydrous when the amine compound is an amino alkoxysilane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Bertrand Lion, Julien Portal
  • Patent number: 10745504
    Abstract: A multi-part acrylic cold curing composition for metallography moulds to produce a metallography mount is described. The composition has a storage stable solid part and a storage stable liquid part. The parts are operable to form a mixture which polymerises to a solid mass upon mixing of the parts together. The solid part comprises polymer powder and initiator and the liquid part comprises acrylic monomer and optionally activator or accelerator. The initiator is present in an amount effective to polymerize the acrylic monomer component upon being mixed with the liquid part. The composition comprises a cyclic ester side group containing monofunctional acrylic monomer. The composition liquid part may contain a mixture of monofunctional monomer(s) and polyfunctional monomer(s), wherein the polyfunctional monomers comprise between 12 and 22% w/w of the total monomers in the uncured composition. Metallography mounts and processes for producing the mounts are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LUCITE INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY POLYMERS AND RESINS LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael Stephen Chisholm
  • Patent number: 10744348
    Abstract: The invention relates to photocurable compositions comprising at least one inorganic gelling agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: L'ORÉAL
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Macneill, XianZhi Zhou, Tsang-Min Huang, Aline Aude Guimont, Chunhua Li, Hy Si Bui, Ronni Lynn Weinkauf
  • Patent number: 10684547
    Abstract: Systems and methods for patterning nail polish are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a source of light, and a programmable mask that can selectively transmit light to a photoresist nail polish. In some embodiments, the programmable mask is a liquid crystal display (LCD) or a digital light processing screen (DLP). The system may also include a controller configured for controlling the light transmission properties of the programmable mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: L'Oréal
    Inventors: Zane Bowman Allen Miller, Vincenzo Casasanta, III
  • Patent number: 10617630
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emulsifier-free, skin conditioning cosmetic or dermatological preparation which contains active ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BEIERSDORF AG
    Inventors: Cathrin Scherner, Inken Groth, Magdalena Von Wedel-Parlow
  • Patent number: 10596091
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to color base compositions, as well as methods and kits using same. Certain compositions comprise: (a) about 0.05 to about 10 wt. % of at least one 3-aminopyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine; (b) from about 0.01 to about 1 wt. % of a reducing agent other than thiolactic acid; (c) from about 0.01 to about 5 wt. % of an ammonia compound; (d) from about 5 to about 10 wt. % of an alkanolamine; (e) from about 0.01 to about 6 wt. % of a carboxylic acid-containing surfactant; and (f) from about 0.01 to about 1 wt. % of an antioxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wang, Lisa Jablonski, Joseph Kassman
  • Patent number: 10548944
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to peptides having antimicrobial activity. In certain aspects, the invention relates to peptides having potent antimicrobial activity, broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, and/or the ability to kill otherwise antibiotic-resistant microbes, or microbes protected by biofilms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Riptide Bioscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Jaynes, L. Edward Clemens, Henry Willfred Lopez, George R. Martin, Kathryn Woodburn
  • Patent number: 10532020
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to a nail coating having a major advantage in that it enables a nail coating to adhere to a natural nail or uncoated nail for long wear periods without adhesion loss or other signs of breakdown of the coating. Nail topcoats with improved abrasion resistance are also disclosed. Adhesion of a composition for nail coatings be improved by addition of a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS). Nail coating compositions that benefit from the addition of a POSS include enamels, reactive composition such as those containing acrylates, solventless compositions and water-based compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Revlon Consumer Products Corporation
    Inventors: David Valia, Jamie Ellis
  • Patent number: 10513606
    Abstract: A (meth)acrylate resin material comprising a polymer (A1) having constituent units (a1) derived from a compound represented by formula (1) and constituent units (a2) derived from methyl methacrylate, and an acid (B) and/or a nucleating agent (C). In the formula, Ar represents an aryl group, and the aromatic ring in Ar is directly bonded to the ester end in formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Aoki, Fumi Ooba, Masahiro Ueda, Shinji Matsuoka, Mitsufumi Nodono, Hikaru Momose
  • Patent number: 10369529
    Abstract: Described herein are mixed matrix filtration membranes and related, compositions, methods and systems and in particular mixed matrix filtration membranes with an embedded polymer network and/or embedded polymeric micro/nanoparticles functionalized with a functionalization polymer covalently and/or non covalently linked to the micro/nanoparticles and related compositions, methods, and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Mamadou S. Diallo, Madhusudhana Rao Kotte
  • Patent number: 10159704
    Abstract: An antifungal liquid composition for topical administration is provided that contains turpentine and at least one of peppermint oil, mineral oil, and essential oil alcohols, and one or more antifungal medications selected from ciclopirox olamine, terbinafine, tolnaftate, microconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, econazole, and fluconazole, and optionally one or more antifungal essential oils, and its use in the topical treatment of fungal infection, particularly of the nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: POWER PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC
    Inventor: Marc Selner
  • Patent number: 10111505
    Abstract: The embodiments herein disclose hypoallergenic, metal surface sealant clear aerosol composition to be used on metals (specifically jewelry) to prevent skin allergies and the process of tarnishing of metal. The method of synthesizing hypoallergenic metal surface sealant clear aerosol composition comprises the following steps. The paraloid-B-48 material (10.59 wt %) is added to ethyl acetate (31.77 wt %) slowly under constant agitation. The mixture comprising paraloid-B-48 material and ethyl acetate is agitated till no lumps are present. The butyl acetate (8.47 wt %), TAXIB Plasticizer (0.70 wt %), propylene glycol monomethyl ether (PM) acetate (19.77 wt %), ethyl acetate (28.24 wt %), Chemia #46210 Lavandin (0.42 wt %) and dimethyl ether to the mixture comprising paraloid-B-48 material and ethyl acetate are added to the mixture comprising paraloid B-48 material and ethyl acetate to obtain a composition. The composition is blended at a predetermined speed to uniformly mix the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Tatiana Tara Arslanouk
  • Patent number: 10058822
    Abstract: Described herein are filtration membranes and related, compositions, methods and systems and in particular filtration membranes with polymeric micro/nanoparticles embedded in a polymer matrix formed by a porous polymeric aggregate, a bicomposite membrane including a plurality of nanofibers and/or microfibers attached to a polymer matrix formed by a porous polymeric aggregate comprising polymeric nanoparticles, and related compositions, methods, and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Mamadou S. Diallo, Madhusudhana Rao Kotte
  • Patent number: 10045928
    Abstract: A non-aqueous nail polish consisting of: (a) a film-forming resin selected from the group consisting of vinyl acetate polymers and copolymers, vinyl alcohol polymers and copolymers, vinyl chloride polymers and copolymers, no greater than 5% by weight, based upon the weight of the polish, cellulosic polymers, and combinations thereof; (b) one or more organic solvents; and (c) optionally, an additive selected from the group consisting of plasticizers, adhesion promoters, suspending agents, pigments, effects pigments, colorants, optical brighteners, leveling agents, therapeutic agents, and combinations thereof. When applied to a bare nail surface and dried, the polish forms a film that may be peeled off the nail surface without use of a polish remover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Mycone Dental Supply Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Miller, Robert R. Raney
  • Patent number: 10017652
    Abstract: Provided is the so-called agent imparting the distinctness of image, namely, an additive for an aqueous coating material that can improve the distinctness of image of the coating film of any glossy aqueous coating material in order to prevent the white blurring phenomenon, which is caused by diffuse reflection of light, to a degree that could not be previously achieved, by increasing the dispersivity of a carbon black or an organic pigment in a coating material resin. Catecholic polymer black microparticles that exhibit an angle-independent structural color are used as the agent imparting the distinctness of image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: KUSUMOTO CHEMICALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Chihiro Hamazaki, Katsura Naganuma, Shigehiro Kawahito
  • Patent number: 9999645
    Abstract: A method of making longan seed extract is provided with choosing an extraction solvent; heating the extraction solvent to a first predetermined temperature; adding pulverized longan seed to the extraction solvent to prepare a solution; maintaining the solution at a second temperature for a predetermined period of time to obtain an extracted substance; filtering the extracted substance; and drying and cooling the filtered extracted substance to produce an extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: JOBEN BIO-MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huang-Chung Tseng, Chien-Wei Hou
  • Patent number: 9956160
    Abstract: A composition for a thinning agent to reduce the viscosity of a traditional gel or gel polish includes at least one monomer and a photoinitiator. The thinner can reduce the viscosity of a gel polish that has thickened, and allow for easy application of the gel to the nails. Aspects of the thinner can cause a ultra-violet curable gel or gel polish, using a ultra-violet light, to cure using a ultra-violet light emitting diode light source, when the thinner is added to the gel. The thinner is versatile and can be added to any gel polish or traditional gel to extend the life of the gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: LeChat
    Inventor: Newton Luu
  • Patent number: 9895307
    Abstract: A personal care composition includes at least one end-functionalized ionic silicone and at least one film-forming agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Alok Sarkar, Anubhav Saxena, Sandip Tiwari, Benjamin Falk, Anne Dussaud
  • Patent number: 9713585
    Abstract: Adhesion of a composition for nail coatings be improved by addition of a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS). Nail coating compositions that benefit from the addition of a POSS include enamels, reactive composition such as those containing acrylates, solventless compositions and water-based compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: CREATIVE NAIL DESIGN, INC.
    Inventors: David Valia, Jamie Ellis
  • Patent number: 9668987
    Abstract: Novel topical compositions for the treatment of nail and skin afflictions comprising at least one active agent, at least one volatile solvent, at least one film-forming ingredient and at least one phospholipid, processes for their preparation and methods of treatment of nail and skin afflictions. Following application of the compositions and evaporation of volatile solvents, the composition produces a film, which has web-like structures containing the active agent(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: YISSUM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM LTD.
    Inventor: Elka Touitou
  • Patent number: 9561390
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for making up the skin and/or lips, wherein a cosmetic makeup composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one polyalkene-based supramolecular polymer is applied. The disclosure also relates to a cosmetic composition for making up the skin and/or lips, comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one polyalkene-based supramolecular polymer and at least one coloring material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Sandrine Chodorowski-Kimmes, Pascal Arnaud, Claudia Barba
  • Patent number: 9517360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nail polish composition, comprising at least one high gloss film forming agent chosen from an esterified styrene maleic anhydride copolymer, a non-esterified styrene maleic anhydride copolymer and mixtures thereof, at least one co-film forming agent chosen from an epoxy resin, optionally, at least one plasticizer, at least one solvent, and optionally, at least one colorant, wherein the composition does not require use of nitrocellulose and can be used to makeup or protect nails. Such compositions impart high gloss, good adhesion and long wear properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Luis Ortega, Hy Si Bui, Ram Hariharan, Mohamed Kanji
  • Patent number: 9463147
    Abstract: A hair care composition comprising: a crosslinking component comprising an inorganic fluoride; and a conditioning component, wherein the composition has a ratio of crosslinking component to conditioning component in the range of about 10:90 to about 95:5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Zotos International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Savaides, Rushi Tasker, Komal Ladd, Mona Vaidya
  • Patent number: 9427392
    Abstract: Personal care products for maintaining fingernail and toenail appearance. In particular, nail polish compositions that have a formulation that is both safer and more environmentally-friendly to use. The present nail polish compositions comprise anionic polyester resins such as sodio-sulfonated polyesters and sodio-sulfonated co-polyester-co-polysiloxane copolymers as base resin vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guerino G. Sacripante, Adela Goredema, Naveen Chopra, Ke Zhou, Marcel P. Breton
  • Patent number: 9409944
    Abstract: In particular, in alternative embodiments, the invention provides pharmaceutical compounds and formulations comprising a family of epoxyketone compounds, which include racemic mixtures or racemates, isomers, stereoisomers, diastereoisomers, derivatives and analogs, and methods for making and using them. In alternative embodiments, pharmaceutical compositions and formulations of the invention are administered to an individual in need thereof in an amount sufficient to treat, prevent, reverse and/or ameliorate an infection, disease or condition that can be ameliorated, treated, prevented or reversed by partially or completely inhibiting a chymotrypsin-like protease or a proteasome activity, including e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: William H. Gerwick, Alban R. Pereira-Badilla, Tara Byrum, Frederick A. Valeriote, Michael Kenneth Gilson, Andrew T. Fenley, Bradley S. Moore, Andrew Kale, Hosana Debonsi
  • Patent number: 9399010
    Abstract: An aqueous nail enamel composition of non-toxic components forms a decorative irregular film over natural or synthetic human nails. The nail enamel composition includes water, at least one film forming component, and at least one silicone component in a homogeneous mixture. The film forming component forms a decorative irregular film by containing a plurality of voids upon drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Kirker Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Socci
  • Patent number: 9370191
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to nail polish formulations for application to natural or artificial finger- or toenails, where the nail polish formulation comprises grapefruit seed extract that imparts antifungal and other antimicrobial properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventors: Pardis Kelly, Stefanie Grotkin
  • Patent number: 9302922
    Abstract: Described herein are filtration membranes and related, compositions, methods and systems and in particular filtration membranes with polymeric micro/nanoparticles embedded in a polymer matrix formed by a porous polymeric aggregate, a bicomposite membrane including a plurality of nanofibers and/or microfibers attached to a polymer matrix formed by a porous polymeric aggregate comprising polymeric nanoparticles, and related compositions, methods, and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Mamadou S. Diallo, Madhusudhana Rao Kotte
  • Patent number: 9283156
    Abstract: A hair care composition containing inorganic fluoride for straightening, smoothing, and/or relaxing hair, and a method for using the hair care composition a hair care composition containing an inorganic fluoride for straightening, smoothing, defrizzing, curling and/or relaxing of hair, and its method of use in a variety of hair care products, e.g., straightener solution, shampoo, conditioner, color binding treatment, volumizing treatment, a combination thereof, etc. The hair care composition is formaldehyde-free, even when heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Zotos International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Savaides, Rushi Tasker, Komal Mann, Mona Vaidya
  • Patent number: 9260551
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition in the form of an emulsion, advantageously a Pickering emulsion, comprising a hydrophobic phase dispersed in an aqueous phase, which composition contains emulsifying particles capable of stabilizing said emulsion, at least some of said particles consisting of cellulose nanocrystals having an elongated shape, which have the following features: a length between 25 nm to 1 ?m, and a width between 5 to 30 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
    Inventors: Bernard Cathala, Isabelle Capron, Hervé Bizot, Alain Buleon, Irina Kalashnikova
  • Patent number: 9173919
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions comprising collagen binding peptides coupled to nanoparticles. The invention also relates to a method of imaging a collagenous matrix using a composition comprising collagen binding peptides coupled to nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: John E. Paderi, Alyssa Panitch
  • Patent number: 9150414
    Abstract: A nanocomposite comprises a nanostructure, and a copolymer adsorbed to the nanostructure and containing at least one ionic monomer unit and a different monomer unit from the ionic monomer unit; the ionic monomer unit selected from the group consisting of a zwitterionic monomer unit and a cationic monomer unit which are represented by the following formula (1): (in the formula (1), R1, R2, and R3 each independently represent any one of a hydrogen atom and a monovalent organic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, Y1 represents any one of a carbonyl group and an arylene group, Y2 represents any one of —O— and —NH—, n is 0 or 1, R4 represents a divalent organic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and X represents any one of a zwitterionic group and a cationic group).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Takuya Morishita, Kenzo Fukumori, Mitsumasa Matsushita, Yoshihide Katagiri
  • Patent number: 9138391
    Abstract: A nail polish remover that is safer and more environmentally friendly than conventional acetone-based and petrochemical-based nail polish removers containing a mixture of water and at least one lower alkyl acetate, and an amount of an emulsifier that is sufficient to emulsify the alkyl acetate to prevent phase separation of the mixture. Exemplary compositions include, as the lower alkyl acetate, n-butyl acetate in an amount of from 10% to 60% by volume, ethanol, as the emulsifier, in an amount of from 0 to 20% by volume, and the balance being water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Working Bugs, LLC
    Inventors: Dianne Holman, Peter K. Rossman
  • Patent number: 9132083
    Abstract: A composition comprising nanoparticles of a hydrolysable silicon-contain material for use as a delivery system for a bioactive ingredient, wherein surface of the silicon-containing material is associated with a stabilizing agent which modifies the rate of hydrolysis of the silicon-contain material and/or inhibits the rate of orthosilicic acid polymerization and a method of promoting the controlled release of orthosilicic acid on degradation of a composition comprising nanoparticles of a hydrolysable silicon-contain material, the method involving the treatment of the surface of the silicon-containing material with a stabilizing agent to modify the rate of hydrolysis of the silicon-containing material and/or inhibit the rate of orthosilicic acid polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: SISAF Ltd.
    Inventor: Roghieh Saffie-Siebert
  • Patent number: 9132070
    Abstract: Provided is a manicure composition of a French nail type which has less disturbance of the lines brought about by a base color and a topcoat and is quickly dried, which does not cause dew condensation on the coating film under a moist environment for coating and has less leveling and less irregular color and which is excellent in a drying property, an adhesive property, flexibility, a masking property, a finished property, a discharge performance and a restirring property. The above manicure composition comprises at least ethanol and propylene glycol monomethyl ether as a solvent, titanium oxide A having an average primary particle diameter of 200 to 400 nm, titanium oxide B having an average primary particle diameter of 10 to 80 nm, an acrylic resin, polyether-modified polydimethylsiloxane and a plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takayuki Hayakawa, Masaaki Morita