For A Specific Area Of The Body (e.g., Face, Ears, Etc.) Patents (Class 510/137)
  • Patent number: 9909098
    Abstract: The current invention provides methods, as well as compositions useful in such methods, involving application of energy to a tissue of interest to generate a liquefied sample comprising tissue constituents so as to provide for rapid tissue sampling, as well as qualitative and/or quantitative detection of analytes that may be part of tissue constituents (e.g., several types of biomolecules, drugs, and microbes). Determination of tissue composition can be used in a variety of applications, including diagnosis or prognosis of local as well as systemic diseases, evaluating bioavailability of therapeutics in different tissues following drug administration, forensic detection of drugs-of-abuse, evaluating changes in the tissue microenvironment following exposure to a harmful agent, and various other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Samir M. Mitragotri, Sumit Paliwal, Makoto Ogura
  • Patent number: 9877904
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions utilizing a zwitterionic ester ammonioalkanoate surfactant according to Formula 1 and an ingredient selected from the group consisting a surfactant other than said zwitterionic ester ammonioalkanoate surfactant, emulsifiers, conditioning agents, emollients, moisturizers, humectants, thickeners, lubricants, chelating agents, fillers, binding agents, anti-oxidants, preservatives, active ingredients, fragrances, dyes, buffering agents, exfoliates, pH adjusters, inorganic salts, solvents, viscosity controlling agents and opacifying agents, wherein the composition is substantially free of alkylamidoamine and aminoalkylamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Tobias J. Fuetterer, Stacey E. York, Neil Warren Boaz
  • Patent number: 9533171
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preventing and/or treating skin disorders related to Propionibacterium acnes, comprising a step consisting in applying, to acneic skin, a dermatological composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least one anionic surfactant in an amount ranging from 0.001% to 0.05% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition, and a step consisting in applying, to the treated skin, light radiation having a wavelength of between 360 and 450 nm, for at least 3 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Andrew Greaves
  • Patent number: 9381147
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions utilizing a zwitterionic ester ammonioalkanoate surfactant according to Formula 1 and an ingredient selected from the group consisting a surfactant other than said zwitterionic ester ammonioalkanoate surfactant, emulsifiers, conditioning agents, emollients, moisturizers, humectants, thickeners, lubricants, chelating agents, fillers, binding agents, anti-oxidants, preservatives, active ingredients, fragrances, dyes, buffering agents, exfoliates, pH adjusters, inorganic salts, solvents, viscosity controlling agents and opacifying agents, wherein the composition is substantially free of alkylamidoamine and aminoalkylamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Tobias J. Fuetterer, Stacey E. York, Neil Warren Boaz
  • Patent number: 9161905
    Abstract: This invention relates to an emulsion composition for the formation of an artificial tear film over the ocular surface of the eye capable of providing mechanical lubrication for the ocular surface while reducing evaporation of fluid therefrom. The emulsion is desirably in the form of a meta stable emulsion and is characterized by the use of a surfactant comprising a combination of a primary and secondary surfactant where the primary surfactant permits formation of the emulsion and the secondary surfactant permits autoclaving of the surfactant. The invention also includes a method for the formation of such an emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Ocular Research of Boston, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Chris J. Brancewicz
  • Patent number: 9044388
    Abstract: This invention relates to an emulsion composition for the formation of an artificial tear film over the ocular surface of the eye capable of providing mechanical lubrication for the ocular surface while reducing evaporation of fluid therefrom. The emulsion is desirably in the form of a meta stable emulsion and is characterized by the use of a surfactant comprising a combination of a primary and secondary surfactant where the primary surfactant permits formation of the emulsion and the secondary surfactant permits autoclaving of the surfactant. The invention also includes a method for the formation of such an emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Ocular Research of Boston, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Chris J. Brancewicz
  • Publication number: 20150141466
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition which contains at least one N-acyl-amino acid surfactant, a betaine surfactant, an N-methyl-N-acylglucamine, said N-methyl-N-acylglucamine having a C16-C20-acyl group, and further contains a solvent and optionally one or more additives. The invention also relates to a method for producing the composition. The invention further relates to the use of the composition for the treatment or care of skin or hair, or for use as a shampoo, face cleaner, liquid cleaner or shower gel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Klug, Carina Mildner
  • Publication number: 20150141508
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clear composition which contains at least one anionic surfactant, a betaine surfactant, an N-methyl-N-acylglucamine, a triglyceride oil, a solvent and optionally an additive. The invention also relates to a method for producing the composition. The invention further relates to the use of the composition for the treatment or care of skin or hair, or for use as a shampoo, face cleaner, liquid cleaner or shower gel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Peter Klug, Carina Mildner
  • Publication number: 20150133567
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a production method of a composition containing (A) glycerol and (B) glycine, which includes using glycerol substantially free of dihydroxyacetone or having a dihydroxyacetone content of not more than 150 ppm. According to the present invention, a composition, particularly a cosmetic composition, having a moist feeling but free of stickiness and showing suppressed coloration can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventor: Rina YUMIOKA
  • Publication number: 20150126424
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surfactant solution containing: (a) 28 to 65 wt.-% of a mixture of (a1) 5 to 20 wt.-% of N-methyl-N-oleylglucamine, (a2) 50 to 93 wt.-% of N-methyl-N—C12-C14-acylglucamines, (a3) 0 to 30 wt.-% of other N-methyl-N-acylglucamines, components (a1), (a2) and (a3) adding up to 100 wt.-%, (b) 0 to 20 wt.-% of one or more alcohols, (c) 20 to 72 wt.-% of water, and (d) 0 to 5 wt.-% of additives, components (a), (b), (c) and (d) adding up to 100 wt.-%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Peter Klug, Franz-Xaver Scherl, Carina Mildner, Eva-Maria Keitzl
  • Publication number: 20150044157
    Abstract: An aqueous structured surfactant composition comprising water, one or more sulfate free anionic surfactants, one or more hydroxysultaines and one or more amphodiacetates, which is capable of suspending water insoluble or partially water soluble components. A sulfate-free structured liquid surfactant composition for use in personal care formulations allows for high level of vegetable oil and/or fragrance oil in end formula without negatively affecting stability and foam properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Uma A. KULKARNI, Frank WAGNER
  • Patent number: 8951946
    Abstract: Novel dicarboxylic acid diesters and admixture thereof have the formula (I): R1—OOC-A-COOR2??(I) and are advantageously prepared from fusel oils; these are particularly suited for formulation into useful solvent, cosolvent, stripping, crystallization inhibiting, cleaning and degreasing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Roland Jacquot, Philippe Marion, Jean-Emile Zanetto, Olivier Jentzer, Sophie Deroo, Dominique Labarre
  • Patent number: 8951947
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multi-phase personal cleansing compositions containing a lathering cleansing phase and a separate non-lathering structured aqueous phase wherein the two phases are packaged in physical contact while remaining stable over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karl Shiqing Wei, Edward Dewey Smith, III
  • Patent number: 8921292
    Abstract: This shampoo composition includes 3 to 30 mass % of a taurine salt component (a) of an acylmethyl-?-alanine represented by formula (1); 3 to 30 mass % of an amphoteric surfactant component (b) represented by formula (2) or formula (3); 0.03 to 3 mass % of a cationized polymer component (c); and 37 to 94 mass % of a water component (d), the mass ratio (a)/(b) of the component (a) and the component (b) is 0.2 to 3. (R1CO represents a C8-22 acyl group. M represents an alkali metal, alkanolamine or basic amino acid.) (R2 represents a C8-22 alkyl group or alkenyl group.) (R3CO represents a C8-22 acyl group, and n represents 1 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: NOF Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroya Fujita, Tomoki Iwata
  • Publication number: 20140377196
    Abstract: A user controlled, customizable topical skin care product comprising a topical skin care product, at least one separate ingredient that may be combined with said product, and a means for combining said product and said ingredient. This device allows users to customize the skin care product's product-to-ingredient ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Rizwan Watto
  • Publication number: 20140377316
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for manufacturing home and personal care product and a method for manufacturing degreased coffee particles thereof. The home and personal care product comprises coffee particles with different sizes, in which the coffee particles are degreased by physical and chemical methods and then grinded to different sizes to meet the requirements of different products. Natural compositions from original coffee can be further added for enhancing the clean and care effects of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Kai-Cheng Chuang, Cheng-Hang Hsu, Chih-Hsuan Wang
  • Patent number: 8906837
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions containing at least 10 wt.-% of water in relation to the total composition, if required, one or more additional solvents, optionally one or more emollients, if necessary, one of more emulsifiers, one or more surfactants which are different from the emulsifiers. The compositions being characterized such that they contain 0.01-30 wt.-% of super absorbing particles in relation to the total composition, and to the use thereof as skin and hand cleaning means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: DEB IP Limited
    Inventors: Petra Allef, Thomas Mangen, Laurent Wattebled, Christian Schmidt, Frank Loeker
  • Patent number: 8848336
    Abstract: A crystalline perovskite crystalline composite paraelectric material includes nano-regions containing rich N3? anions dispersed in a nano-grain sized matrix of crystalline oxide perovskite material, wherein (ABO3-?)?-(ABO3-?-?N?)1-?. A represents a divalent element, B represents a tetravalent element, ? satisfies 0.005???1.0, 1-? satisfies 0.05?1-??0.9, and 1-? is an area ratio between the regions containing rich N3? anions and the matrix of remaining oxide perovskite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ivoyl Koutsaroff, Shinichi Higai, Akira Ando
  • Publication number: 20140255330
    Abstract: Novel mixtures of sugar amides or sugar amines are disclosed that have improved thermal properties over the individual components. New feedstocks based on both the surfactant tail as well as the sugar head group allow for improved physical properties of sugar amide surfactant mixtures and thus improved formulatability. Furthermore, new sources of unique methyl esters from both bioengineering and or co-metathesis of fats and oils provide novel and improved sugar amide surfactant mixtures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Leroy Cron, Patrick Firmin Delplancke, Randall Thomas Reilman, Jeffrey John Scheibel, Melinda Phyllis Steffey, Phillip Kyle Vinson, Ryan Michael West
  • Patent number: 8815787
    Abstract: Provided is a skin cleanser, including the following components (A) to (D): (A) 1 to 30% by weight of a higher fatty acid or a salt thereof; (B) 0.5 to 10% by weight of a polyoxyethylene alkyl ether carboxylic acid or a salt thereof; (C) 0.1 to 10% by weight of an amphiphilic substance having an IOB of 0.25 to 1.2; and (D) 1 to 25% by weight of a water-insoluble particle having an average particle diameter of 50 to 500 ?m, in which a weight ratio between the components (A) and (B) “(A)/(B)” is 1/2 to 10/1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Ikegaki, Kenji Kaneda
  • Patent number: 8785367
    Abstract: A cleansing sheet including a nonwoven sheet impregnated with a cleaning agent, the cleaning agent containing 99.80 wt % to less than 99.95 wt % of purified water and more than 0.05 wt % to 0.20 wt % of a bactericidal preservative, the bactericidal preservative including more than 0.025 wt % to 0.10 wt % benzalkonium chloride, more than 0.0025 wt % to 0.01 wt % iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, and more than 0.0225 wt % to 0.09 wt % glycol, based on the total weight of the cleaning agent taken as 100 wt %. The cleaning sheet can be applied to the delicate skin of infants or the sensitive skin of elderly people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: LEC, Inc.
    Inventor: Michiaki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8741825
    Abstract: To provide a cleansing composition showing excellent properties during cleansing and rinsing while satisfying foam performance. The hair cleansing composition according to the invention contains the following ingredients (A), (B), (C), and (D) at a weight ratio of Ingredient (A) to Ingredient (B) [(A)/(B)] is of from 0.1 to 1.2 and at a weight ratio of Ingredient (A) to Ingredient (C) [(A)/(C)] of from 0.1 to 1.2: (A) an ether carboxylate surfactant, (B) an ether sulfate surfactant, (C) a betaine amphoteric surfactant, (D) a cationic-group containing copolymer obtained by the copolymerization of a monomer mixture containing three monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoko Uchiyama, Hayato Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20140147399
    Abstract: Novel ampholytic ter-polymers comprising at least an ethylenically unsaturated cationic monomer, a monomer containing a carboxylic acid or sulfonic acid group and diallyamine or derivative are claimed. Further, the ter-polymers may be used in personal care or personal washing compositions optionally in the presence of conditioning agents such as silicone, fatty amines, fatty amine oxides and fatty quaternaries and/or various benefit agents. The ter-polymer compositions are especially useful in the treatment of keratin-containing substrates. Keratin substrates include, but are not limited to, animal and human hair, skin and nails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Manuel Gamez-Garcia, Xian-Zhi Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140135245
    Abstract: A composition for cleaning, in particular for cleansing of the skin and/or mucous membranes, in particular a personal care cleansing composition, to be applied onto tissue paper, in particular toilet paper, and uses thereof. The composition including at least 70% by weight of water, 0.1 to 1% by weight of at least one gelling agent, and 0.1 to 10% by weight of at least one surfactant including at least one foaming surfactant, relative to the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: SCA TISSUE FRANCE
    Inventors: Stephanie Annaheim, Bruno Bret, Herve Walgenwitz, Remy Ruppel, Anne-Gaelle Clermont, Pierre Probst, Sebastien Jeannot
  • Patent number: 8673833
    Abstract: A low irritancy cleansing composition comprises: (a) an anionic surfactant compound of formula (I): wherein R1 represents a C4-36 substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group; each of R2, R3, R4 and R5 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-4 alkyl group and wherein at least one of R2, R3, R4 and R5 is not hydrogen and M+ represents a cation; and (b) an amphoteric surfactant; wherein the molar ratio of component (a) to component (b) is from 0.25:1 to 4:1 and wherein the composition comprises less than 3 wt % polyethoxylated non-ionic species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Innospec Limited
    Inventor: Philip Cotrell
  • Publication number: 20140065088
    Abstract: Aqueous free-flowing surfactant compositions having non-Newtonian shear thinning properties are disclosed. These stable compositions include both cationic and anionic surfactants and can suspend water-insoluble particles or partially insoluble components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Seren FRANTZ, Stewart WARBURTON
  • Patent number: 8658586
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for processing and/or modifying surfaces, particularly hard surfaces or textile surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Katerina Karagianni, Wojciech Bzducha
  • Patent number: 8658589
    Abstract: A surfactant concentrate is provided that includes C8-C22 acyl amido compounds, a polyol and C8-C22 fatty acids. The concentrate is formed via an interesterification reaction between a fatty acid ester and an amino compound or salt thereof in a polyol. The resultant surfactant concentrate will have a Hunter Lab Color Scale value L ranging from 70 to 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Bijan Harichian, Van Au, Badreddine Ahtchi-Ali, John Robert Winters, Peter Anthony Divone, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8653018
    Abstract: A surfactant concentrate is provided that includes C8-C22 acyl amido compounds, a polyol and C8-C22 fatty acids. The concentrate is formed via an interesterification reaction between a C1-C3 alkyl ester of a C8-C22 fatty acid and an amino compound or salt thereof in a polyol. The resultant surfactant concentrate will have a Hunter Lab Color Scale value L ranging from 70 to 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Bijan Harichian, Van Au, Badreddine Ahtchi-Ali, John Robert Winters, Peter Anthony Divone, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8648024
    Abstract: A cleanser composition is provided which includes: (i) from 0.01 to 5% by weight of a hydrophobic or cationic silica having a number average particle size ranging from 1 to 30,000 nm; (ii) from 0.1 to 30% by weight of a non-soap synthetic surfactant; and wherein the composition exhibits a UMT Test number of rubs to stick-slip from 1 to 12 under a 20 g load, and a foam volume ranging from 200 to 800 ml using a SITA Foam Tester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandra Sehkar Palla-Venkata, Surajit Mukherjee, Wei Dong Tian, Martin Swanson Vethamuthu, Rajendra Mohanlal Dave, Junqi Ding
  • Publication number: 20140017184
    Abstract: Personal care compositions comprising, as thickeners and suspending agents, crosslinked alkali swellable polyacrylates containing one or more acetoacetyl or cyanoacetyl groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Lamberti SPA
    Inventors: Chiara Fumagalli, Eva Baldaro, Giovanni Floridi, Giuseppe Li Bassi
  • Publication number: 20130344012
    Abstract: A metathesized natural oil composition comprising (i) a mixture olefins and/or esters, or (ii) a metathesized natural oil, is disclosed. The metathesized natural oil composition has a number average molecular weight in the range from about 100 g/mol to about 150,000 g/mol, a weight average molecular weight in the range from about 1,000 g/mol to about 100,000 g/mol, a z-average molecular weight in the range from about 5,000 g/mol to about 1,000,000 g/mol, and a polydispersity index of about 1 to about 20. The metathesized natural oil composition is metathesized at least once.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Steven A. Cohen, M. Michelle Morie-Bebel, Alexander D. Ilseman, Benjamin Bergmann, Stephen A. DiBiase, S. Alexander Christensen
  • Publication number: 20130336907
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to heat treated xanthan gums, which have improved solution viscosity over other xanthan gums heat-treated under the same processing conditions while maintaining the improved ease of use and the short, non-stringy gel texture of heat treated xanthan gums. Such high solution viscosity xanthan gums are suitable in a variety of applications, including cosmetic and personal care compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Hongjie Cao, Gary T. Martino
  • Publication number: 20130259913
    Abstract: Particles containing at least two incompatible materials, such as a hydrophilic agent and a lipophilic agent, and particles from gas saturated solution (PGSS) processes for making such particles are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Holly Balasubramanian Rauckhorst, Qing Stella, Andreas Josef Dreher
  • Patent number: 8530399
    Abstract: An aqueous conditioning shampoo composition comprising an anionic cleansing surfactant and a gel network comprising: (i) a fatty material selected from C12-C22 fatty alcohol, C12-C22 fatty acid, C12-C22 fatty amide or mixtures thereof and (ii) hydrophobic particulates having a melting point of greater than that of the fatty material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Christopher David Giles, Anuchai Sinsawat
  • Patent number: 8513174
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cleanser which is excellent in both of the foaming property and the cleansing capability. The cleanser comprises an organosiloxane derivative salt represented by the following formula (1) or (3) and one or more anionic surfactants selected from a group consisting of carboxylate salt with an alkyl group having 10 to 20 carbon atoms, sulfate salt with an alkyl group having 10 to 20 carbon atoms, sulfonate salt with an alkyl group having 10 to 20 carbon atoms, and phosphate salt with an alkyl group having 10 to 20 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignees: Shiseido Company Ltd., Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidefumi Araki, Tomohiko Kimura, Yasunari Nakama, Kei Watanabe, Tadashi Okawa, Tomohiro Iimura
  • Publication number: 20130171088
    Abstract: Aqueous free-flowing surfactant compositions having non-Newtonian shear thinning properties are disclosed. These stable compositions include both cationic and anionic surfactants and can suspend water-insoluble particles or partially insoluble components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Seren FRANTZ, Steward Wartburton
  • Publication number: 20130156712
    Abstract: A free-flowing surfactant composition comprising at least one anionic surface-active agent, an alkanolamide, an electrolyte, and water is described. In particular, the composition is a surfactant composition that has free-flowing non-Newtonian shear thinning properties and the ability to suspend components and is stable under at least one freeze/thaw cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Seren FRANTZ, Phillip L. Cotrell, Stewart A. Warburton
  • Patent number: 8466097
    Abstract: The invention relates to flours of plant components, wherein a solution of 10 ml water and 1 ml of an aqueous methylene blue solution of 0.1 wt % brought into contact with 1 g of the flour, comprising an extinction at a wavelength of 660 nm to <1, to a method for producing said flours, products comprising said flours, and the use of the flours for producing skin and hand cleaning agents, surface cleansers, or peeling agents, and the use of the products for cleaning skin, hands, and surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Stockhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Petra Allef, Marcel Veeger, Wolfgang Roecher, Susann Wiechers, Andreas Landgraf
  • Publication number: 20130149261
    Abstract: A saccharide siloxane copolymer is useful as an emulsifier. Emulsions prepared with the saccharide siloxane copolymer are useful in personal care products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: DOW CORNING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cindy Delvalle, Eric Jude Joffre, Conecttina Scavuzzo, Simon Toth, Isabelle Van Reeth
  • Publication number: 20130017162
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cosmetic composition, especially a hair composition, and to a method for the cosmetic treatment of keratin materials, especially of the hair, employing compounds of formula: in which Z represents (i) a hydrogen atom, (ii) a linear or branched C1 to C32 (saturated) alkyl radical; (iii) a linear or branched C2 to C32 (unsaturated) alkene radical, comprising one or two C?C double bonds; (iv) an aryl-substituted alkyl radical; said radicals being optionally substituted and/or interrupted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Anne-Claude Dublanchet, Christian Blaise, Abel Messavussu
  • Publication number: 20120309660
    Abstract: A cleansing composition including water and a surfactant, the content of the surfactant in the cleansing composition being more than or equal to 0.4% by weight and less than or equal to 12% by weight, the viscosity of the cleansing composition at 30° C. being more than or equal to 5 mPa·s and less than or equal to 1500 mPa·s, the foam viscosity of foam at 30° C. at 10 seconds after the foam is generated by mixing the cleansing composition with air being more than or equal to 40 mPa·s and less than or equal to 100 mPa·s, and the average diameter of bubbles included in the foam at 30 seconds after the foam is generated by mixing the cleansing composition with air being more than or equal to 10 ?m and less than or equal to 100 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kawasoe, Hiromi Teramoto
  • Patent number: 8304375
    Abstract: Foaming formulations including silicone polyesters are disclosed. These foaming formulations are useful as cleansing formulations such as used in hand sanitizers. The foaming formulations provide improved aesthetic properties and foaming appearance, while maintaining high antimicrobial capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Laura Wolff, Corey T. Cunningham, Jeffery Richard Seidling, Thomas O'Lenick, Anthony O'Lenick
  • Publication number: 20120258064
    Abstract: Moisturizers are mixtures of chemicals specifically designed to make the external layers of the skin (epidermis) softer and more pliable, by increasing its hydration (water) content and reducing evaporation. Loss of moisture in the stratum corneum causes dry skin and compromises its barrier function. Therefore, maintaining the hydration level of this layer is essential for healthy skin. For individuals who wash hands frequently or have dry skin (e.g. due to age or diabetes) using a moisturizer may be important. The personal care composition described herein provides a moisturizing system that does not have a negative effect on skin such as that which can be attributed to surfactants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Dipak Narula, Vinod K. Narula
  • Publication number: 20120237462
    Abstract: An aqueous composition, for alleviating at least one problem that conventional aqueous cosmetic compositions, includes (A) at least one selected from the group consisting of a cross-linked product of a hydroxyalkyl modified starch with a carbon number of 2 to 5, a cross-linked product of a hydroxyalkyl modified starch with a carbon number of 2 to 5 and an acyl modified starch with a carbon number of 2 to 18 and a cross-linked product of an acyl modified starch with a carbon number of 2 to 18; and (B) a water-soluble polymer material. When the water-soluble polymer material (B) is an association type poly(meth)acrylate polymer, a nonionic or cationic cellulose polymer, a poly(meth)acrylic acid polymer or xanthan gum, the aqueous composition exhibits excellent viscosity increase ratio and temporal stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: AKZO NOBEL N.V.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20120213722
    Abstract: Aqueous free-flowing surfactant compositions having non-Newtonian shear thinning properties are disclosed. These stable compositions include both cationic and anionic surfactants and can suspend water-insoluble particles or partially insoluble components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Seren FRANTZ, Stewart Warburton
  • Publication number: 20120208898
    Abstract: Formulations of personal care compositions and personal care concentrate compositions containing salts of sulfonated fatty acid esters and/or salts of sulfonated fatty acids, and an alkyl betaine or sultaine are described. Personal care compositions of the present technology include liquid hand soaps, bath and shower washes, shampoos, 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 shampoos, antidandruff shampoo, facial cleaners, among others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Xue Min Dong, Branko Sajic, Laura L. Whitlock
  • Patent number: 8222192
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition for cleansing skin comprising an emulsifiable organic solvent, such as ethanol or isopropyl alcohol, water, sodium benzoate, and a natural essential oil comprising a complex solution of compounds derived from a plant having topical antimicrobial activity. Natural essential oils useful as antimicrobials include tea tree, oregano, patchouli, rosemary, lemongrass, rose geranium, wild lavender, clove, lemon, eucalyptus, palmarosa, sandalwood, ravensara, and thyme. The cleanser may optionally include emollients, fragrances, thixotropic agents, chelating agents, antioxidants, and surfactants, such as glycerin, and propylene glycerol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: R&W Medical LLC
    Inventor: William Eng
  • Publication number: 20120165236
    Abstract: To prevent a photocatalyst-containing cleansing agent from deteriorating and maintain the sterilizing cleansing and deodorant effects, provided is a cleansing agent characterized by containing a photocatalyst, fine powder of charcoal that is activated carbon, and cyclodextrin. It is desirable that the charcoal is charcoal or activated carbon. By adding a fine powder of charcoal in addition to the photocatalyst, it is possible to inhibit the oxidation reaction of the photocatalyst during storage by the light blocking effect, and to prevent the effects of the cleansing agent from degrading. Further, it is possible to efficiently exert cooperative action of adsorbing excess sebum, pore-clogging dirt, cuticle, waste products, smells, etc. due to the porous structure of charcoal, and further, decomposing the adsorbed materials by the photocatalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicants: Shoichi NAKAMURA, ACP JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20120142571
    Abstract: A low irritancy cleansing composition comprises: (a) an anionic surfactant compound of formula (I): wherein R1 represents a C4-36 substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group; each of R2, R3, R4 and R5 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-4 alkyl group and wherein at least one of R2, R3, R4 and R5 is not hydrogen and M+ represents a cation; and (b) an amphoteric surfactant; wherein the molar ratio of component (a) to component (b) is from 0.25:1 to 4:1 and wherein the composition comprises less than 3 wt % polyethoxylated non-ionic species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: INNOSPEC LIMITED
    Inventor: Philip Cotrell