With Organic Silicones Material Patents (Class 424/704)
  • Publication number: 20130302437
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to new plant elicitor compositions, and the use of these compositions in agricultural applications, more particularly to protect plants against (infection by) plant pathogens and the corresponding methods of, and uses in, the protection of plants and crops by application of these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Raffaele Buonatesta, GĂ©raldine Van Aubel, Pierre Van Cutsem
  • Publication number: 20130136806
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dry composition for reconstitution in water comprising polyethylene glycol (PEG), optionally sodium sulphate, citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, simethicone, effective for bowel cleansing, in particular of colon, prior to diagnostic, surgical or therapeutical procedures, in particular colonoscopy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: PROMEFARM S.R.L.
    Inventors: Alessandro ZANAROTTI, Gabriele BRUNETTI, Sergio CECCHETTI
  • Patent number: 7884089
    Abstract: An antimicrobial coating composition consisting essentially of 70 to 80 wt. percent water; 5 to 10 wt. percent methyl alcohol; 3 to 8 wt. percent octadecyl dimethyl trimethoxy silylpropyl-ammonium chloride; 1 to 5 wt. percent chloropropyl trimethoxysilane; 0.5 to 1.5 wt. percent aminopropyltrialkoxysilane; 0.5 to 1.5 wt. percent of a surfactant; 1 to 1.5 wt. percent of an anti-microbial agent; and 0.5 to 2.5 wt. percent sulfuric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Xurex, Inc.
    Inventor: Bo H. Gimvang
  • Patent number: 7579022
    Abstract: Various non-limiting embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to photochromic compounds, which may be thermally reversible or non-thermally reversible, and articles made therefrom. Other non-limiting embodiments relate to photochromic-dichroic compounds, which may be thermally reversible or non-thermally reversible, and articles made therefrom. For example, one non-limiting embodiment provides a thermally reversible, photochromic compound adapted to have at least a first state and a second state, wherein the thermally reversible, photochromic compound has an average absorption ratio greater than 2.3 in at least one state as determined according to CELL METHOD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Kumar, Meng He, Terry A. Kellar, II, Forrest R. Blackburn
  • Patent number: 7560124
    Abstract: Various non-limiting embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to photochromic compounds, which may be thermally reversible or non-thermally reversible, and articles made therefrom. Other non-limiting embodiments relate to photochromic-dichroic compounds, which may be thermally reversible or non-thermally reversible, and articles made therefrom. For example, one non-limiting embodiment provides a thermally reversible, photochromic compound adapted to have at least a first state and a second state, wherein the thermally reversible, photochromic compound has an average absorption ratio greater than 2.3 in at least one state as determined according to CELL METHOD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Kumar, Meng He, Terry A. Kellar, II, Forrest R. Blackburn
  • Patent number: 7381751
    Abstract: An antimicrobial composition is formed from about 5 to about 25 wt % of an antimicrobial formulation and about 75 to about 95 wt % of a silicone resin. The antimicrobial formulation is formed from about 60 to about 95 wt % of an antimicrobial material, about 1 to about 30 wt % calcium chelator, about 0.001 to about 0.25 wt % pigment, and about 0.5 to about 3.5 wt % lubricant. The silicone resin may be a dispersion of about 40 to about 60 w/v % of an RTV silicone resin in a solvent, a liquid silicone resin, or a solid silicone resin. An antimicrobial coating may be formed on the surface of an article by applying an antimicrobial composition to the article and permitting the solvent to evaporate. It may also be formed by making a mixture of about 5 to about 12 wt % of an antimicrobial formulation and about 88 to about 95 wt % of a liquid or solid silicone resin and molding, overmolding, or extruding the article from the compounded mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: Shantha Sarangapani
  • Patent number: 6764692
    Abstract: A method of treating laminitis in a horse is disclosed, comprising administering to the horse a naturally chelated trace mineral composition; promoting healthy skin, hair and hoof tissue. A method of reducing dietary intake is also disclosed, comprising administering to a horse in need thereof, effective amounts of a naturally chelated trace mineral composition. A method of preparing the chelated trace mineral composition from ocean seabed rock is further disclosed, as well as the chelated trace mineral composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Carlos Cortelezzi
  • Patent number: 6720013
    Abstract: A mineral supplement or feed for ruminant animals, especially deer, contains effective amounts of sulfur and garlic to repel insects from the animals. By inducing the repellant into the animal via ingestion of the mineral supplement or feed, disease and stress in the animals as caused by the insects is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: B & L Technologies
    Inventors: Louis B. Johnson, William Whitehead
  • Patent number: 6579541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and composition for destroying or inhibiting proliferation of microbes using oxidative fluorinator compounds. Fluoride salts that do not dissociate completely in aqueous solutions, such as tri- or tetravalent transition metal fluorides, inert gas fluorides, or tri- or tetravalent rare earth fluorides, are effective antimicrobial agents even at levels up to about 20 ppm, when used alone or in conjunction with a strong oxidizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Marantech Holding, LLC
    Inventor: Marvin S. Antelman
  • Patent number: 6160096
    Abstract: The present invention provides a regenerated collagen fiber exhibiting a draping, luster and feel close to those of a natural protein fiber such as a human hair and capable of application of a permanent wave treatment, and a method of manufacturing the regenerated collagen fiber. The amino group and/or carboxyl group of the regenerated collagen is chemically modified to introduce a mercapto group and/or a disulfide linkage to the regenerated collagen. When subjected to a permanent wave treatment, the regenerated collagen fiber retains the waved shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Sakashita, Mamoru Tsugawa, Masaoki Goto, Kunihiko Matsumura, Norio Hirokawa
  • Patent number: 6156296
    Abstract: Hair cosmetic active compound combinations of(a) one or more phytosterols and(b) one or more .alpha.-hydroxycarboxylic acids and/or .alpha.-ketocarboxylic acids and/or salicylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Beiersdorf Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan-Henric Riedel, Klaus Korbacher, Roland Hengel, Hartmut Schmidt-Lewerkuhne
  • Patent number: 6153178
    Abstract: The aqueous composition for permanent hair-styling has a pH of from 6.5 to 9.5 and contains from 3 to 28% by weight of a compound of formula I, ##STR1## wherein A represents --CH.sub.2 --, --C.dbd.O--, --S--, --O-- and --NR-- and R is an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms or a hydroxyalkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, m is an integer from 1 to 3 and n is an integer from 0 to 3, with the proviso that n=0 only when A is methylene; water and one or more cosmetic additive ingredient selected from the group consisting of thickening agents, anionic surfactants, cationic surfactants, amphoteric surfactants, nonionic surfactants, opacifiers, alcohols, sugars, solubilizers, stabilizers, buffer substances, perfume oils, colorants, hair conditioning and hair treatment ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Wella Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Guenther Lang, Beate Dannecker, Wolfgang Hanefeld, Heiko Walther
  • Patent number: 6146619
    Abstract: A process for permanently deforming keratin fibers is provided wherein the fiber is treated with 1) a keratin-reducing substance, 2) a physiologically compatible salt of an organic or inorganic acid anion and a divalent cation or Al.sup.3+, and 3) a compound selected from the group consisting of Vitamin C, Vitamin B.sub.5, derivatives thereof and mixtures thereof. The salt 2) and compound 3) can be applied in the form of a wave lotion or an intermediate treatment formulation. Also provided are wave lotions and hair treatment formulations comprising the salt 2) and the compound 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Hans-Wolfgang Cortekar, Doris Oberkobusch
  • Patent number: 6017562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to non-spherical and/or non-platelet pyrithione particles. Also disclosed is a method for producing non-spherical and/or non-platelet particles of pyrithione salts, comprising reacting pyrithione or a water-soluble salt of pyrithione and a water-soluble polyvalent metal salt in the presence of a dispersant at a temperature from about 20.degree. C. to about 60.degree. C. to produce non-spherical and/or non-platelet particles of pyrithione salts. The present invention further relates to particles made by the above methods and products, such as shampoos, soaps, and skin-care medicaments made using these particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Arch Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Kaufman, Saeed H. Mohseni, John J. Jardas, George A. Polson, David C. Beaty
  • Patent number: 6013249
    Abstract: A mild wave and hair styling reducing agent-containing composition and method of bodifying, styling, or permanently waving or straightening human hair that provides a strong, long lasting curl, or long lasting straight hair formation, while minimizing hair damage. The composition includes two ionic compounds, one cationic and the other anionic, that complex in solution over a molar ratio of cationic compound to anionic compound in the range of about 1:1.2 to about 1.2:1, preferably in the range of about 1:1.1 to about 1.1:1, to provide synergy in waving efficiency, thereby providing a strongly reconfigured hair configuration (curled or straightened). At least one of the ionic compounds functions as a reducing agent for hair, capable of breaking the disulfide bonds in the hair so that the bonds later can be reformed via oxidation, when the hair is in the desired configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Helene Curtis, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Neill, Loralei Brandt, Priscilla Walling, Arun Nandagiri, Norman Meltzer
  • Patent number: 5958393
    Abstract: A permanent-wave treatment method which can give a permanent-wave comfortably without using a cap or a turban, and a treatment auxiliary agent used in this method. The permanent-wave treatment method comprises a winding step of applying permanent-wave treatment liquid to hair and winding the hair around rollers, and a liquid drop prevention step of sprinkling a powdery treatment auxiliary agent on the wound hair so as to prevent the permanent-wave treatment liquid from dropping. The treatment auxiliary agent comprises powder which adsorbs or partially dissolves in permanent-wave treatment liquid, and serves to increase the viscosity of the powder-sprinkled permanent-wave treatment liquid and prevent the permanent-wave treatment liquid from dropping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Itsuo Sakakibara
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 5939056
    Abstract: A substantially anhydrous underarm cream composition suitable for topical application to the human skin, comprising an antiperspirant and/or deodorant agent, a carrier, a silica structurant and an alkyl methicone wax having the general formula:(CH.sub.3).sub.3 Si--?O--Si(R)(CH.sub.3)!.sub.x --O--Si(CH.sub.3).sub.3wherein R is a branched or unbranched alkyl group containing from 12 to 26 carbon atoms, the ratio of branched to unbranched alkyl groups is approximately from 1:5 to 1:2 and x ranges from 30 to 150.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Helene Curtis, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Robert Fletcher, Lynda Grainger, Desmond Bernard Hagan, Nina Maria Lewkowicz, Ian Robert McMillan, John Harold Stewart Rennie
  • Patent number: 5935558
    Abstract: A cosmetic composition for the first step of an operation for the permanent deformation of hair, the composition containing an N-mercaptoalkylalkanediamide or one of its cosmetically acceptable salts as a reducing agent, including new N-mercaptoalkylalkanediamide disulphides and new N-mercaptoalkylalkanediamides, and its use in a process for the permanent deformation of hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: L'Oreal, SA
    Inventor: Gerard Malle
  • Patent number: 5872272
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyvalent metal salts of a phosphoric diester represented by formula (1) and organo(poly)siloxanes modified with a polyvalent metal salt of a phosphoric diester having the structural units represented by formulae (9) and (10): ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 represents a C1 to C20 linear or branched alkyl group, R.sup.2 and R.sup.4 are the same or different and independently represent a C2 to C3 linear or branched alkylene group, R.sup.3 represents a C3 to C20 linear or C5 to C20 branched alkylene group, A represents a group --COO-- or --O--, x and y are the same or different from each other and independently represent an integer of 0 to 10, L represents a C1 to C40 linear or branched alkyl group or a group, R.sup.1 --(OR.sup.2).sub.x --A--R.sup.3 (OR.sup.4).sub.y -- wherein R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3, R.sup.4, A, x and y have the same meaning as defined herein before, M represents a divalent or polyvalent metal atom, and m represents the same value as the valence of M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Yano, Junichi Fukasawa, Hironori Kawasaki, Munehisa Okutsu, Takeshi Ihara, Katsumi Kita, Yoshiaki Fujikura, Akira Akaogi
  • Patent number: 5849277
    Abstract: Methods for preparing hair relaxer compositions which comprise a lithium salt and an alkaline earth hydroxide, wherein the lithium salt is in molar excess to the alkaline earth hydroxide. Compositions, kits containing the compositions, and methods for using the compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Assignee: Carson Products Company
    Inventor: Donald R. Cowsar
  • Patent number: 5833967
    Abstract: A method of reinforcing keratin substances using colloidal silicic acid. The colloidal silicic acid may be present as a reinforcing agent in a composition to be applied to the keratin substances. This composition may be in the form of a nail varnish or base, a hair product, a mascara, or a base in an oily medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Roland Ramin
  • Patent number: 5824295
    Abstract: A composition for treating hair includes at least one of the following:a) a cationic polymer made from the reaction of secondary amines and epihalohydrin and further cross-linked with the addition of a small amount of ethylene diamine;b) dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate and one of a precomponent of an active hair relaxing ingredient, guanidine hydroxide or a shampoo base;c) polyquaternium 10 and at least one of an active hair relaxing ingredient and an active hair relaxing ingredient; andd) polyquaternium 32 and mineral oil.A method of using at least one of a cationic polymer, dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate, polyquaternium 10 or polyquaternium 32 includes the steps of applying one of the above to hair that is in risk of damage from a cosmetic procedure and exposing the hair to a cosmetic procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Avlon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali N. Syed, Kaleem Ahmad
  • Patent number: 5702690
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for washing and antidandruff treatment of hair and the scalp, containing in an aqueous medium at least selenium sulphide, at least one nonionic surface-active agent of the polyglycerolated or alkylpolyglycoside type, and at least one suspending agent chosen from the anionic cellulose derivatives and the biopolysaccharides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Claude Dubief, Daniele Cauwet
  • Patent number: 5679327
    Abstract: An improved highly alkaline hair straightening emulsion and a two component system for preparing the emulsion are provided. The emulsion employs a combination of strong nitrogenous organic base and alkali metal hydroxide in the presence of an alkaline earth metal cation. Neither the amount of the alkali metal hydroxide nor the amount of organic base present in the emulsion is sufficient by itself to effectively permanently straighten naturally curly hair. Alkaline earth metal hydroxides are characteristically ineffective as permanent hair straighteners. However, surprisingly, the combination is effective for achieving permanent straightening of hair within a treatment time of not more than about 30 minutes. In use, the emulsion also substantially avoids scalp skin irritation. Also, hair discoloration and hair breakage are minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Johnson Products Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Adu Gyamfi Darkwa, Apolonio L. Villanueva, III
  • Patent number: 5665340
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of improving shaving comfort by softening the hair to be shaved so as to reduce the cutting force required to cut it. The novel method comprises carrying out the following sequential steps:(a) contacting an area of hair to be shaved with a reducing agent that breaks disulfide linkages in hair;(b) contacting the area of hair treated in step (a) with a humectant and allowing it to dry or partially dry;(c) contacting the area treated in step (b) with water to hydrate the hair; and(d) shaving the hydrated hair of step (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Karla Leum Stoner, Charles W. Slife
  • Patent number: 5641477
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for relaxing hair fibers that comprises applying to the hair fibers a lanthionizing composition that comprises a hydrogenated starch hydrolysate and/or a sugar. The present invention also provides a lanthionizing composition that comprises hydrogenated starch hydrolysate and/or a sugar which decreases the amount of damage that occurs to hair fibers during the lanthionization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Assignee: Avlon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali N. Syed, Kaleem Ahmad
  • Patent number: 5641478
    Abstract: A method of strengthening hair in need of strengthening includes the steps of applying a hair swelling component to the hair and applying a cationic polymer that is the reaction product of a lower dialkylamine (C.sub.1 -C.sub.3), a difunctional epoxy-type reactant and a third reactant selected from the group consisting of ammonia, primary amines, alkylene diamines having two to six carbon atoms and polyamines to the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Assignee: Avlon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali N. Syed, Kaleem Ahmad
  • Patent number: 5635168
    Abstract: A composition and a method for treating hair are disclosed. The composition improves properties such as the hand (feel), curl retention, color receptivity, color retention, shine, and strength of the hair and the compositions can be used to prevent or repair damage to hair caused by hair treating processes (e.g., hair waving and coloring). The composition is useful in a rinse-free waving process, that is, a permanent waving process in which the intermediate rinse between the reducing step (the waving step) and the oxidizing step (the neutralization step) is omitted. The composition is also useful in a coloring process and in a one-day combined rinse-free waving and coloring process. The composition contains (1) an alkaline earth metal (e.g., magnesium or calcium), zinc, or aluminum, preferably in the form of a water-soluble salt (e.g., magnesium sulfate), (2) a low molecular weight sulfur-containing material that can form disulfide bonds involving the keratin of the hair (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Business Resources Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Burns, Herbert E. Edelstein
  • Patent number: 5629002
    Abstract: The invention relates to cosmetic or pharmaceutical preparations for improving the quality of the hair and stimulating the growth of the hair, which preparations are based on A) alkali metal, alkaline earth metal and/or ammonium salts of thiocyanic acid in combination with B) at least one component, selected from estrogens, sulfur, sulfide ions, vasodilators, skin-active vitamins, inorganic selenium compounds, amino acids, protein hydrolyzates and carboxylic acids physiologically occurring in the skin or mixtures thereof. The preparations may optionally be in admixture with per se known auxiliary and carrier materials for hair cleaning and hair care agents. A synergistic improvement in the quality of hair and stimulation of hair growth is observed by combining the alkali metal, alkaline earth metal and/or ammonium salts of thiocyanic acid, with at least one of the component B) materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Inventors: Wolfgang Weuffen, Axel Kramer, Christel Tirsch, Hans Meffert, Stefan Koch, Dagmar Sima
  • Patent number: 5609859
    Abstract: Methods for preparing hair relaxer compositions which comprise a lithium salt and an alkaline earth hydroxide, wherein the lithium salt is in molar excess to the alkaline earth hydroxide. Compositions, kits containing the compositions, and methods for using the compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Carson Products Company
    Inventor: Donald R. Cowsar
  • Patent number: 5591425
    Abstract: A two-package pretreatment and hair relaxer system comprising: a first package comprising a neutral pretreatment composition containing a polyampholyte terpolymer having a weight average molecular weight of from about 4 thousand to 4 million, of the formula: ##STR1## wherein said polyampholyte terpolymer is present in amounts sufficient to coat hair and prevent excessive brittleness and roughness to relaxed hair; and a second package containing calcium hydroxide in amounts sufficient to relax hair and a polyampholyte terpolymer having a weight average molecular weight of from about 4 thousand to 4 million, of the formula: ##STR2## in amounts sufficient to impart significant amounts of moisture, softness and sheen to relaxed hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Pro-Line Corporation
    Inventor: Tehsel Dhaliwal
  • Patent number: 5565192
    Abstract: A process for permanently reshaping hair consists of applying an amino compound, an amidothiol compound or a salt of an amino compound or an amidothiol compound as a reducing agent to open the keratin bonds of hair and reforming the bonds using an oxidizing composition or aerial oxygen, wherein prior to or simultaneously with the application of the reducing agent, at least one alkali metal, alkaline-earth metal or ammonium bromide is applied to the hair as a doping agent for the reducing agent. A composition for carrying out the process contains at least one amino compound, amidothiol compound or a salt of an amino compound or an amidothiol compound as a reducing agent, at least one alkali metal, alkaline-earth metal or ammonium bromide as a doping agent for the reducing agent, and a suitable cosmetic vehicle. This process and composition enable improved qualities to be obtained in the permanent reshaping of hair, in particular improved curling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Fr ed eric Leroy, G erard Malle, Agn es Burande, Yolanda Duvault
  • Patent number: 5565216
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a two-component hair relaxer system comprising (a) a first component comprising a cream base containing a water-soluble salt of a relatively strong base with an anion capable of being precipitated by an alkaline earth metal ion under highly alkaline conditions, and (b) a second, separate component, which is substantially free of water, and containing an alkaline material having an alkaline earth metal ion which forms a precipitate with the anion when the first component and second component are mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: Carson Products Company
    Inventors: Donald R. Cowsar, Tony R. Adair
  • Patent number: 5560935
    Abstract: The present invention provides a physiologically active substance which inhibits plasma kallikrein production, improves peripheral blood flow, and exhibits analgesic, antiinflammatory and antiallergic action. The physiologically active substance of the present invention is prepared by activating various animals or animal tissues by means of inoculation with virus or tumor cells which act as a stressor, and then extracting the effective factor from the activated tissues. The substance exhibits a pharmacological action of inhibiting activity for production of plasma kallikrein and recovering and normalizing abnormal functions which are associated with the diseased state. The physiologically active substance and pharmaceutical compositions of the present invention exhibit excellent regulating activity for biofunctions. They provide recovery and normalization of abnormal functions in living organisms in various diseased states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Nippon Zoki Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-emon Konishi, Giichi Hamada
  • Patent number: 5538720
    Abstract: A composition for hair treatment comprising at least two compositions (A) and (B) that are kept separate until application and that upon mixing increase in viscosity while generating heat, wherein one composition (A) comprises an essentially anhydrous mixture of a physiologically compatible salt that generates heat when mixed with water, and at least one thickening agent, and composition (B) comprising at least one polyalcohol that is liquid at 25.degree. C. and is selected from the group consisting of polyethyleneglycol, polypropyleneglycol, glycerol and diglycerol and, optionally, additional hair conditioning. A process for hair treatment, wherein composition (B) is first mixed with water and then blended with composition (A), whereby, while generating heat, a viscous gel develops that is applied onto the hair where it provides an enhanced conditioning effect due to improved penetration at higher temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Madeleine Jendryssek-Pfaff, Satoshi Onitsuka
  • Patent number: 5523078
    Abstract: An aqueous composition for the treatment of hair and scalp which includes a chelating agent, gellan gum, a vitamin precursor, a preservative, biotin, a vitamin derivative, .gamma.-linolenic acid, menthol, a liposome, a conditioner, a solubilizer, a conditioner/humectant, folic acid, and a poly amino sugar condensate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: Michael E. Baylin
    Inventor: Michael E. Baylin
  • Patent number: 5520909
    Abstract: A hair relaxant and process in which water-soluble disulfides are added to water-soluble mercaptans, used as reducing agents, to shift the equilibrium point of the relaxer toward the reactants sufficiently such that the relaxant will not cause damage to the hair. The ingredients are carried in a viscous creme base, and there is an absence of sulfite and bisulfite salts. This is followed by rinsing and the use of an oxidizing neutralizer. The process is carried out in the absence of added heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventors: Ludwig Salce, Ronald F. Verdi
  • Patent number: 5476650
    Abstract: A hair relaxing composition used in high alkaline conditions comprising at lease one active hair relaxer ingredient, moisturizers, emollients, and emulsifier, with polymethacrylamidopropyltrimonium chloride included in the formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Luster Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Manilal M. Patel
  • Patent number: 5472697
    Abstract: A composition for treating keratinous fibers, which comprises:(A) A first agent containing a metal ion,(B) A second agent comprising:(B-1) An organic or inorganic compound which is capable of readily permeating into the keratinous fibers and can form water-insoluble or sparingly soluble complex together with said metal ion of component (A), and(B-2) An organic compound which cannot readily permeate into the keratinous fibers, and which reacts with said metal ion of component (A) to form a water-soluble complex, and method for treating keratinous fibers utilizing the composition.When the composition according to the present invention is used for treating keratinous fibers, it allows water-insoluble or sparingy soluble complex products to deposit inside the keratinous fibers while preventing water-insoluble or sparingly soluble complex products from depositing on the surface of the keratinous fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Hirano, Naohisa Kure
  • Patent number: 5439675
    Abstract: A single formula, mild permanent wave reducing composition and method of permanently waving or reshaping human hair that provides a strong, long lasting curl and leaves the hair soft while minimizing further damage to already damaged hair. The composition contains a cysteamine reducing agent compound selected from the group consisting of cysteamine, a cysteamine salt, and mixtures thereof; and a second reducing agent selected from the group consisting of a monothioglycolate; an alkanolamine salt of thioglycolic acid; a thiolactic acid; a thioglycolic acid; thioglycerin; salts of thiolactic acid; cysteine; a salt of cysteine; a sulfite; a hyposulfite; and a bisulfite. The cysteamine compound should be present in an amount of about 7.8% to about 9% by weight; and sufficient additional alkali, if necessary, to bring the pH of the composition to about 7.8 to about 8.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Assignee: Helene Curtis, Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Nandagiri, Richard A. Abbott, Renee E. Nardone, Edward T. Borish
  • Patent number: 5424062
    Abstract: The process for permanent shaping of hair including the steps of treating the hair with a hair shaping agent, bringing the hair into a desired shape before and/or after treating the hair with the shaping agent, rinsing with water as needed, subjecting the hair to an oxidative aftertreatment, setting the hair to form a permanent wave and drying. To provide a permanent shaping which does not leave the hair with an unpleasant odor and is safe for the hair, the hair shaping agent consists essentially of an aqueous composition containing from 0.1 to 30% by weight of at least one Bunte-salt and from 0.5 to 30% by weight of at least one sulfite or hydrogen sulfite. The sulfites and hydrogen sulfites are selected from the group consisting of alkali metal and ammonium sulfites and hydrogen sulfites and alkanolamine salts of sulfurous acid. The Bunte-salts include various thiosulfate-containing compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: Wella Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Annette Schwan, Gunther Lang, Thomas Clausen
  • Patent number: 5415856
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and compositions for the treatment of hair. Treating compositions comprising shaping agent and a non-reducing disaccharide are disclosed. The methods of the present invention comprise application of the composition to the hair for permanently altering the natural shape of the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1995
    Assignee: Preemptive Advertising Inc.
    Inventors: Harold R. Crews, Roy M. Evans, Jr., Joseph O. Rubert
  • Patent number: 5104900
    Abstract: A new use for naphthalene comprising a snake repellant in the form of granules comprising 8% naphthalene, 32% sulfur and 60% montmorillonite. The compound is spread in a strip across an area where snakes are to be repelled and is effective against venomous and non-venomous varieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Inventor: James B. Tennyson
  • Patent number: 5082485
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods of treating oak wilt, decline, or other fungus-induced diseases of trees. A mixture is applied to the root system comprising sulfur and pentachloronitrobenzene or pentachlorophenol as its active ingredients, and optionally other ingredients such as a wetting agent, nitrogen, an insecticide, and a nutrient source. It is preferable to simultaneously treat the bark and crown of the tree with a composition which includes a fungicide and an insecticide. Other ingredients, such as a wetting agent or a fungicide/nutrient, can also be present in the Bark & Crown Composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Inventor: David W. Evans