For Waterless Cleaning Patents (Class 510/157)
  • Patent number: 9006162
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a cleansing composition containing: (a) from about 6% to about 20% of at least one nonionic surfactant; (b) from about to about 10% of at least one amphoteric surfactant; (c) from about 2% to about 8% of at least one anionic surfactant; and (d) from about 0.01% to about 5% of at least one cationic conditioning polymer; wherein the amount of nonionic surfactant (a) present in the final composition is greater than the amount of the amphoteric surfactant (b), and the ratio of nonionic surfactant (a) to anionic surfactant (c) is at least 1.9, based on the weight percent of each surfactant in the final composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Kirolos Rizk
  • Patent number: 8987180
    Abstract: Personal care compositions and cleansing products including a silicone reactive amino containing dimethicone copolyol are disclosed herein. The compositions and products provide an enhanced wiping experience including improved softness and smooth afterfeel. Further, wipe products including the silicone reactive amino containing dimethicone copolyol provide improved drape of the basesheet, as well as provide a smooth wiping experience with the right amount of glide and a non-tacky afterfeel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, Philip E. Kieffer, Jessica Rogers, Anthony O'Lenick
  • Patent number: 8940674
    Abstract: This invention relates to a “high lower alcohol content”(>40% v/v of a C1-4 alcohol) liquid composition able to be either dispensed as a stable foam with the use of non-propellant foam dispensing devices from non-pressurized containers or as an alcohol gel composition which does not use thickener and gelling agents that leave undesirable deposits or a sticky after-feel and that has a final viscosity less than 4,000 cps. The liquid compositions comprise an alcohol, C1-4 (>40% v/v), a fluorosurfactant of at least 0.001% by weight to prepare a foamable composition or from 0-2.0% to prepare a gel-like composition of a final viscosity less than 4,000 cps, 0-10% w/w of additional minor components added to obtain the desired performance (a foamable composition or a gel-like composition with a viscosity less than 4,000 cps), and the balance being purified water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Deb Worldwide Healthcare Inc.
    Inventors: Maria Teresa Fernandez de Castro, Bruce Michael Koivisto
  • Patent number: 8940675
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes cleansing compositions for removing soils from surfaces. Tee cleansing composition may be loaded ones a substrate to form a wet wipe. The cleansing composition may include a glucomannan and a synergy enhancing agent. The synergy enhancing agent may include xanthan gum. The synergy enhancing component may include xanthan gum and carrageenan. The wet wipe may be used to assist in the removal of soils such as feces, menses, and urine from skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Randall Glenn Marsh, Jacqueline Marie Duderstadt
  • Patent number: 8809255
    Abstract: A composition is provided that includes 0.5 to 15 total weight percent of a surfactant. The surfactant is a non-ionic surfactant, an anionic surfactant, or a combination thereof. The composition also includes 0.01 to 35 total weight percent of solvent including a microemulsion, a carboxylic acid ester based ketal ester solvent, or a combination thereof 0.1 to 10 total weight percent of at least one emollient, and 60 to 99.3 total weight percent of water also being present. The resultant composition has total volatile organic content (VOC) composition of less than 2 total weight percent and as a result, the composition is more environmental benign and less irritating to skin than conventional waterless hand cleaners. The composition is well suited for being impregnated into a substrate of a towel presenting two opposed surfaces, the substrate having pores for absorbing and retaining the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris J. Plotz, Paul J. Gottesburen
  • Patent number: 8795692
    Abstract: PEG-free, cold-preparable, prolonged-stability, low-viscosity, fine oil-in-water emulsions, their preparation from preferably clear oil phases or via preferably clear to transparent microemulsion-like concentrates, the corresponding oil phases or microemulsion-like concentrates and the use of the inventive emulsions for producing cosmetic, dermatological, pharmaceutical or industrial formulations, especially for the production of impregnating emulsions for wet wipes or for sprayable care emulsions are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Hameyer, Jürgen Meyer, Gabriele Polak
  • Publication number: 20140171351
    Abstract: Personal care compositions and cleansing products including a silicone reactive amino containing dimethicone copolyol are disclosed herein. The compositions and products provide an enhanced wiping experience including improved softness and smooth afterfeel. Further, wipe products including the silicone reactive amino containing dimethicone copolyol provide improved drape of the basesheet, as well as provide a smooth wiping experience with the right amount of glide and a non-tacky afterfeel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, Philip E. Kieffer, Jessica Rogers, Anthony O'Lenick
  • Patent number: 8569219
    Abstract: A “high lower alcohol content” (>40% v/v of a C1-4 alcohol) liquid composition is able to be dispensed as a stable foam with the use of non-propellant foam dispensing devices from non-pressurized containers. The liquid compositions comprise an alcohol, C1-4 (>40% v/v), a fluorosurfactant of at least 0.001% by weight to prepare a foamable composition, 0-10% w/w of additional minor components added to obtain the desired performance (a foamable composition with a viscosity less than 4,000 cps), and the balance being purified water. The compositions may include emulsifier-emollients and moisturizers, secondary surfactants, foam stabilizers, fragrances, antimicrobial agents, other type of medicinal ingredients, and the like ingredients or additives or combinations thereof commonly added to alcohol gels or foams, aerosol compositions or to toiletries, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Deb Worldwide Healthcare Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Michael Koivisto, Maria Teresa Fernandez de Castro
  • Patent number: 7998495
    Abstract: A non-irritating antimicrobial multi-layer or multi-ply tissue product made by treating an inner layer or ply or an inner surface of an inner layer or ply with one or more antimicrobial agents and treating the one or more outer layers or plies or the outer surfaces of the layers or plies with one or more irritation-inhibiting agents, and methods of making and using the same. The antimicrobial agent will remain confined to the inner portion of the tissue product, thereby preventing irritation to the user, and the irritation-inhibiting composition treated layer(s) or ply(s) provides a pleasing, soothing, non-irritating tactile quality to the tissue product. The non-irritating antimicrobial multi-layer or multi-ply tissue product further comprises an absorption enhancing agent. In one embodiment, the irritation-inhibiting composition comprises an oil, in which case the tissue product will also entrap any absorbed contaminant, holding it in contact with the antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Patrick Argo, Timothy Maurice McFarland, Pamela Mary Thompson
  • Patent number: 7939479
    Abstract: A lightweight, flowable, dry powder plant-based absorbent hand cleaner and method of manufacturing the hand cleaner are disclosed. The composition may include ground corn cobs particles of a selected size, one or more lathering surfactants, and one or more conditioning components. The composition may be mixed into a slurry and dried by a non-spray drying process. The user's hands may be scrubbed together, forming an abrasive agglomeration which removes/absorbs and absorbs the dirt, oil, grease and other foreign material from the hands, then the hands are rinsed with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventor: Barry E. Chandler
  • Patent number: 7850911
    Abstract: A system comprising a moisture containing cleansing article and a visual pH indicator changing color at a pH above 4.0. The system can comprise a buffer, having preferably a pKa above 5.5. The system can comprise a set of instructions for evaluating moisture containing cleansing articles. The pH buffer of the system can have a pKa value equal to or greater than the pH of the color change of the visual pH indicator. The pH of color change of the visual pH indicator can be equal to or greater than the pH of the lotion. The system can be used to evaluate the pH of moisture containing cleansing article lotions and to quantify the ability to neutralize alkalinity such as the alkalinity provided by residues of feces and urine over time on the skin of a baby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mathias Kurt Herrlein, Hang Nhung Ho, Trang Le, Philip Andrew Sawin
  • Publication number: 20100197544
    Abstract: A body wash composition that does not require rinsing and that topically cleanses a biological entity includes from about 0.5% to about 20.0% by weight of a concentrated extract of Arnica; and remainder pure water. The composition may further include a foaming agent, and optionally, humectants, and/or fragrance. Preferably, the concentrated extract of Arnica may be one of an infusion of Arnica flowers in pure water or a tincture of Arnica flowers in alcohol, and is present in an amount effective to provide antimicrobial properties sufficient to reduce body odor of a biological entity. A method of externally cleansing a body of a biological entity includes applying the body wash composition externally to the body. The composition is suitable for cleansing sensitive areas of the body including genital and anal areas even when allowed to dry in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Edwin De La Cruz
  • Patent number: 7727468
    Abstract: A system comprising a moisture containing cleansing article and a visual pH indicator changing color at a pH above 4.0. The system can comprise a buffer, having preferably a pKa above 5.5. The system can comprise a set of instructions for evaluating moisture containing cleansing articles. The pH buffer of the system can have a pKa value equal to or greater than the pH of the color change of the visual pH indicator. The pH of color change of the visual pH indicator can be equal to or greater than the pH of the lotion. The system can be used to evaluate the pH of moisture containing cleansing article lotions and to quantify the ability to neutralize alkalinity such as the alkalinity provided by residues of feces and urine over time on the skin of a baby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mathias Kurt Herrlein, Hang Nhung Ho, Trang Le, Philip Andrew Sawin
  • Patent number: 7723279
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions containing lower (C1-C4) alcohol and a polymeric fluorosurfactant formulated for being dispensed as a foam product. More particularly, the invention relates to improved compositions formulated with polymeric fluorosurfactants with pendant perfluoroalkyl side chains of a fully fluorinated chain length of C1-C7. The compositions also relate to use for personal care, such as skin sanitizing and cleansing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: David Lestage, David R. Scheuing, Scott L. Cumberland, Grant Templin
  • Patent number: 7718589
    Abstract: The inventions relate to hygiene and cosmetology, in particular to skin care. The inventive method for washing the skin by applying washing or cleaning agents and water is characterized in that it uses water with pH level ranging from 3.0 to 6.0, wherein the water flow rate ranges from 0.1 to 5 ml per 1 cm3 of the skin surface. The inventive composition comprises water, mineral salts and oxygen dissolved in said water, and also one or several types of essential proteinogenic amino acids with isoelectric point ranging from 3.0 to 6.0 pH, and its hardness is equal to or less than 0.5 mg-equivalent unit/dm3. The inventive method and composition make it possible to correct complex unfavourable changes of the skin surface layers by providing it with the required pH values during and after the washing and also by maintaining the normal chemical and bacteriological condition of the face skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventors: Dmitry Dmitrievich Genkin, Viktor Veniaminovich Tets, Georgy Viktorovich Tets
  • Patent number: 7704935
    Abstract: An antiseptic cleaning agent, generally, comprising chlorhexidine acetate and a solvent, such as an alcohol and/or water. The chlorhexidine acetate acts as a highly effective biocide. Additionally, the chlorhexidine acetate allows the cleaning agent to dry without leaving a tacky residue. Where the cleaning agent comprises one or more alcohols, the alcohols may comprise any suitable alcohols, including lower alcohols having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, such as ethanol and isopropanol. In addition to chlorhexidine acetate, the cleaning agent optionally comprises another non-alcohol biocide, such as triclosan. The cleaning agent can be used in any suitable manner. For instance, the cleaning agent may be impregnated in an absorbent material, such as a towelette, swabstick, or gauze. Additionally, the absorbent material may comprise a positively charged or a non-ionic substance, such as polypropylene or polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Bryan G. Davis, Minh Q. Hoang, Mohammad A. Khan, Donald E. Hunt
  • Patent number: 7700530
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a cleanser including a balance of components for providing consumers with an enhanced exfoliation experience that smoothes skin immediately and sustains the smooth feeling for an extended period of time. Additionally, the cleanser provides a simultaneous cleansing and warming effect to the consumer's skin. Particularly, in one embodiment, the cleanser includes a combination of a water soluble carrier, a warming agent, a water soluble silicone surfactant, and an exfoliant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacy Averic Mundschau, Lisa Ann Flugge-Berendes, Scott W. Wenzel, Uyen TuongNgoc Lam, Corey Thomas Cunningham
  • Patent number: 7683018
    Abstract: This invention relates to a “high lower alcohol content” (>40% v/v of a C1-4 alcohol) liquid composition able to be either dispensed as a stable foam with the use of non-propellant foam dispensing devices from non-pressurized containers or as an alcohol gel composition which does not use thickener and gelling agents that leave undesirable deposits or a sticky after-feel and that has a final viscosity less than 4,000 cps. The liquid compositions comprise an alcohol, C1-4 (>40% v/v), a fluorosurfactant of at least 0.001% by weight to prepare a foamable composition or from 0-2.0% to prepare a gel-like composition of a final viscosity less than 4,000 cps, 0-10% w/w of additional minor components added to obtain the desired performance (a foamable composition or a gel-like composition with a viscosity less than 4,000 cps), and the balance being purified water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Deb Worldwide Healthcare Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Michael Koivisto, Maria Teresa Fernandez de Castro
  • Patent number: 7592300
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions having an excellent antibacterial and antiviral effectiveness are disclosed. The antimicrobial compositions contain an aromatic carboxylic acid, a hydric solvent, a pH-adjusting compound, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Taylor, Earl P. Seitz, Jr., Priscilla S. Fox, Janice Fuls
  • Patent number: 7560422
    Abstract: The invention discloses methods of making and uses for wide spectrum disinfectants including as components an alcohol, O-phenylphenol, chlorhexidine gluconate, nonoxynol-9, benzalkonium chloride, and deionized double distilled water wherein on a weight/volume ratio the alcohol comprises from 50% to 80%, the O-phenylphenol comprises from 0.1% to 0.8%, the chlorhexidine gluconate comprises from 0.1% to 1%, the nonoxynol-9 comprises from 0.02% to 1%, and the benzalkonium chloride comprises from 0.15% to 1%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Alda Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    Inventor: Allan Shapiro
  • Patent number: 7482021
    Abstract: A wipe having at least two sides for applying a cleansing material and a drying material to a skin surface. The cleansing material may be applied to a first side of the wipe, and the drying material to a second side of the wipe. The first side of the wipe is used to clean a skin surface by rubbing the wipe across the skin surface. The first side of the wipe removes dirt, grease and other materials from the skin surface. The second side of the wipe removes any dirt, grease or other materials not removed by the first side of the wipe and the cleansing material. The second side of the wipe also leaves a substance having a powdery feel on the skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Inventors: Kelley H. Tison, James R. Hunt
  • Patent number: 7341986
    Abstract: The invention, a stable composition of matter, has a 2 step method to make (maintain the same equalities in increased batches). Step #1. 0.4167 Extra Virgin Olive Oil First Cold Pressed, which is a high quality olive oil, 0.5833 IPA, Isopropyl Alcohol 70%, shake to emulsify and create concentrate. Step #2 Using a 32 ounce empty plastic spray mist bottle, put 0.0625=2 ounces of contract from step #1. In plastic spray mist bottle, add 0.4375=14 ounces of tap water to plastic bottle, replace spray mist cap and shake. Suitable to Cross clean, the human body, plants leaves, natural and man-made finished products, fine ash particle controller, controls ash from becoming air borne. In addition the composition of matter cleaning solution will use minimal amounts of water in the cleaning and particle control process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: Murtie Nina Kalusha
  • Patent number: 7338927
    Abstract: The invention discloses methods of making and uses for wide spectrum disinfectants including as components an alcohol, O-phenylphenol, chlorhexidine gluconate, nonoxynol-9, benzalkonium chloride, and deionised double distilled water wherein on a weight/volume ratio the alcohol comprises from 50 to 80%, the O-phenylphenol comprises from 0.1% to 0.8%, the chlorhexidine gluconate comprises from 0.01 to 1%, the nonoxynol-9 comprises from 0.02 to 1%, and the benzalkonium chloride comprises from 0.15 to 1%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Alda Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    Inventor: Allan Shapiro
  • Patent number: 7297668
    Abstract: A skin composition which is at least substantially anhydrous and comprises a) At least one water immiscible emollient oil in sufficient quantity to provide emolliency to skin, b) At least one emulsifying agent capable of forming an emulsion, in situ, on the skin with the above oil when water is added to the said composition, the said emulsifier in such quantities that the oil is substantially removed from the skin, c) A water soluble, at least substantially insoluble in the composition skin exfoliative and/or skin polishing material in sufficient quantities to remove dead cells from the skin during application of the composition and, d) At least one wax in sufficient quantity to at least enhance the physical stabilization of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Marie Johansson, John Ghaim, Nadia Soliman
  • Patent number: 7199090
    Abstract: This invention relates to a “high lower alcohol content” (>40% v/v of a C1-4 alcohol) liquid composition able to be either dispensed as a stable foam with the use of non-propellant foam dispensing devices from non-pressurized containers or as an alcohol gel composition which does not use thickener and gelling agents that leave undesirable deposits or a sticky after-feel and that has a final viscosity less than 4,000 cps. The liquid compositions comprise an alcohol, C1-4 (>40% v/v), a fluorosurfactant of at least 0.001% by weight to prepare a foamable composition or from 0–2.0% to prepare a gel-like composition of a final viscosity less than 4,000 cps, 0–10% w/w of additional minor components added to obtain the desired performance (a foamable composition or a gel-like composition with a viscosity less than 4,000 cps), and the balance being purified water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Ethena Healthcare Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Michael Koivisto, Maria Teresa Fernandez de Castro
  • Patent number: 7172995
    Abstract: A person's skin is protected from percutaneous absorption of lipophilic or semi-polar contaminant chemicals by applying to the skin, before the skin is wetted with water, a plural-constituent solvent system having an average molecular weight greater than or equal to 350 and including at least one solvent in which the contaminant chemicals are soluble. The solvent system may be applied to the skin before exposure to serve as a barrier, or may be applied to the skin or other surface after exposure to serve as a cleanser. The solvent system may include one or more emulsifiers and/or reactive chemical deactivation agents, and/or organic pH modifiers, and/or UV blockers, and/or insect repellents. Oil-based and glycol-based solvent systems are disclosed, each having at least two solvents which may have different solubility ranges. The solvent system includes no water, emollients or detergents and all constituents are skin-safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Colormetric Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas D. Klingner
  • Patent number: 7033614
    Abstract: A rinse-off composition comprising in percent by weight 0.10–10.00 of a dispersion of bismuth oxychloride 3.50–90.00 of a surfactant, 0.001–0.050 of a dye, 3.00–15.00 of an emollient and 10.00–80.00 of water; said dispersion of bismuth oxychloride containing bismuth oxychloride platelet particles having a lateral width of 5–25 microns and a thickness of 20–200 nm, said platelet particles being substantially covered a liquid vehicle and said liquid vehicle being present in an amount sufficient to maintain a stable dispersion and to provide for facile resuspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: EMD Chemicals, Inc. (Previously EM Industries)
    Inventors: Phil Linz, Rantan K. Chaudhuri
  • Patent number: 6998374
    Abstract: A composition and method is provided capable of removing contaminants from the surface of a gelatin capsule, such as a paint ball, to allow the gelatin capsules to be used for their intended use. The composition comprising, by weight, about 70 to 99.9 percent of a water-soluble alcohol, about 0.1 to 30 percent water, about 0.1 to 10 percent of a volatile silicone, and about 0.1 to 1 percent of a non-volatile silicone. Furthermore, the composition prevents excessive swelling of the gelatin outer shell of the gelatin encapsulated product. A method is also provided for cleaning a gelatin encapsulated product comprising the steps of contacting the gelatin encapsulated product with a cleaning composition, separating the gelatin encapsulated product from the cleaner, and drying the gelatin encapsulated product. The gelatin capsule may be a paintball. The composition may include additives to improve the performance of the gelatin capsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventors: Carl Niedbala, R. Sam Niedbala
  • Patent number: 6906014
    Abstract: A topical composition has from 0.1 to 2 total weight percent of a first surfactant, an organic solvent, a polymer thickener, and 80 to 98 total weight percent water. The topical composition affords good topical cleaning or lotion actions and rapid water rinse in a form that has a suitable shelf life. The surfactant is chosen to yield a net HLB of between 7 and 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Permatex, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans E. Haas, Marcia Snyder, Aija Zirnis
  • Patent number: 6774100
    Abstract: Substantially anhydrous compositions having a viscosity greater than 1000 centipoise are prepared by combining a polar solvent with a thickening agent selected from the group consisting of acrylic acid polymers and polyacrylamides. These compositions are particularly suited for topical use to deliver beneficial agents to the skin of a user. Being anhydrous, the compositions are particularly well suited to effectuate the delivery of beneficial agents that are unstable over time in aqueous systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Imaginative Research Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Mohan Vishnupad
  • Patent number: 6752998
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides an exothermic composition, which includes at least one zeolite; at least one surfactant; at least one magnesium or calcium halide; and a physiologically acceptable anhydrous medium. Another embodiment of the present invention provides a composition, which includes a means for making the composition exothermic; at least one surfactant; at least one magnesium or calcium halide; and a physiologically acceptable anhydrous medium. Other embodiments of the present invention provide processes for removing make-up from or cleansing the skin or mucous membrane, and articles which include the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Delphine Verdrel-Lahaxe, Lien Bui-Bertrand
  • Patent number: 6670313
    Abstract: A person's skin is protected from percutaneous absorption of lipophilic or semi-polar contaminant chemicals by applying to the skin a plural-constituent solvent system, wherein each constituent has a molecular weight greater than or equal to 350 and includes at least one solvent in which the contaminant chemicals are soluble. The solvent system may include one or more emulsifiers to facilitate water-rinsing of the solvent system and any dissolved contaminant chemicals from the skin. Oil-based and glycol-based solvent systems are disclosed, each having at least two solvents which may have different solubility ranges. The solvent system may be applied to the skin before exposure to contaminant chemicals to serve as a barrier or after exposure to serve as s cleanser. The solvent system includes no water, emollients or detergents and all constituents are skin-safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Colormetric Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas D. Klingner
  • Patent number: 6617294
    Abstract: The present development relates to a liquid cleansing product that effectively reduces the level of microbes on the skin in a relatively short wash time and which dries quickly without causing damage and drying to the skin. The sanitizing cleanser composition comprising an effective amount of alcohol to produce a reduction in microorganisms on the surface of the skin, and an additive to maintain the skin pH in the range of from about 4.0 to about 6.0. The cleanser composition may further include silicone to aid further the drying process, and emollients or oils for skin moisturizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Inventors: Vinod K. Narula, Dipak Narula
  • Patent number: 6610315
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition including a lower alcohol and water in a weight ratio of about 35:65 to 100:0, between at least 0.5% and 8.0% by weight thickener system comprised of at least two emulsifiers, each emulsifier present in at least 0.05% by weight wherein the composition free of auxiliary thickeners has a viscosity of at least 4,000 centipoise at 23° C. and wherein each emulsifier is comprised of at least one hydrophobic group and at least one hydrophilic group. The composition is useful as a presurgical scrub replacement, a lotion or other hand preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Robert A. Asmus, Jill R. Charpentier
  • Patent number: 6541432
    Abstract: A cleansing material comprising a sheet material impregnated with an emulsion having a viscosity of 200 to 4000 mPa·s at 25° C. and a viscosity of 100 to 2000 mPa·s at 50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kaneda, Keiko Matsuo
  • Patent number: 6533873
    Abstract: A shower gel formulation having a clear appearance is described which suspends insoluble particles, water insoluble liquids or bubbles and contains an acrylate copolymer, an anionic surfactant, a cationic polymer and, optionally, an amphoteric surfactant. The method of use of the clear shower gel is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Marion Louise Margosiak, Michael Alan Rahn, Rosa Paredes
  • Patent number: 6482423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antimicrobial wipe comprising a porous or absorbent sheet impregnated with an antimicrobial cleansing composition, wherein the antimicrobial cleansing composition comprises from about 0.001% to about 5.0%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, of an antimicrobial active; from about 0.05% to about 10%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, of an anionic surfactant; from about 0.1% to about 10%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, of a proton donating agent; and from about 3% to about 99.85%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, water; wherein the composition is adjusted to a pH of from about 3.0 to about 6.0; wherein the antimicrobial cleansing composition has a Gram Positive Residual Effectiveness Index of greater than about 0.5; and wherein the antimicrobial cleansing composition has a Mildness Index of less than about 0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter William Beerse, Jeffrey Michael Morgan, Kathleen Grieshop Baier, Theresa Anne Bakken Schuette, Raymond Wei Cen, Mannie Lee Clapp, Raphael Warren
  • Patent number: 6472356
    Abstract: The present development relates to a liquid cleansing product that effectively reduces the level of microbes on the skin in a relatively short wash time and which dries quickly without causing damage and drying to the skin. The sanitizing cleanser composition comprising an effective amount of organic alcohol to produce a reduction in microorganisms on the surface of the skin, and an additive to maintain the skin pH in the range of from about 4.0 to about 6.0. The cleanser composition may further include silicone to aid further the drying process, and emollients or oils for skin moisturizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventors: Vinod K. Narula, Dipak Narula
  • Patent number: 6440909
    Abstract: A cleaning article used in the absence of a water source, comprises an abrasive substrate and a liquid impregnating it. The substrate is a non-woven abrasive material such as a sheet of plastic fibers and the impregnation liquid is an aqueous solution of d-limonene, surface active agent and hydrophilic solvent with, if desired, the usual additives. Impregnation can be carried out on a stack of towels by pouring the impregnating solution onto the stack, which spreads uniformly throughout the towels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Laboratories Prodene Klint
    Inventor: Eric Vignot
  • Publication number: 20020013237
    Abstract: A skin cleansing composition suitable for removing ink and other stains from the hands and arms of a user includes an effective amount of a low molecular weight alcohol having from one to twelve carbon atoms and an effective amount of a peroxide releasing agent, e.g., a perborate salt, preferably sodium perborate, such that together, the alcohol and perborate salt provide a synergistic reaction that effectively removes ink from the skin of the user. Other additives such as fillers, abrasives, and detergents may be employed to provide further cleansing action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventors: John Viscovitz, Michael J. Dolan
  • Publication number: 20020010113
    Abstract: A composition useful for moisturizing skin which comprises
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: LaTonya Kilpatrick-Liverman, Zeenat Nabi, Thomas G. Polefka, Elizabeth D. Volz, Melonie D. Brown
  • Patent number: 6287577
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a leave-on antimicrobial composition comprising from about 0.001% to about 5% of an antimicrobial active; from about 0.05% to about 10% of an anionic surfactant; from about 0.1% to about 10% of a proton donating agent; and from about 0% to about 99.85% of water; wherein the composition is adjusted to a pH of from about 3.0 to about 6.0; wherein the leave-on antimicrobial composition has a Gram Positive Residual Effectiveness Index of greater than about 0.5; and wherein the leave-on antimicrobial composition has a Mildness Index of greater than 0.3. The invention also encompasses methods for cleansing skin and providing residual effectiveness versus Gram positive bacteria using these products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter William Beerse, Jeffrey Michael Morgan, Kathleen Grieshop Baier, Theresa Anne Bakken, Wei Cen, Mannie Lee Clapp, Raphael Warren
  • Patent number: 6284259
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antimicrobial wipe comprising a porous or absorbent sheet impregnated with an antimicrobial cleansing composition, wherein the antimicrobial cleansing composition comprises from about 0.001% to about 5.0%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, of an antimicrobial active; from about 0.05% to about 10%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, of an anionic surfactant; from about 0.1% to about 10%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, of a proton donating agent; and from about 3% to about 99.85%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, water; wherein the composition is adjusted to a pH of from about 3.0 to about 6.0; wherein the antimicrobial cleansing composition has a Gram Positive Residual Effectiveness Index of greater than about 0.5; and wherein the antimicrobial cleansing composition has a Mildness Index of less than about 0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter William Beerse, Jeffrey Michael Morgan, Kathleen Grieshop Baier, Theresa Anne Bakken, Wei Cen, Mannie Lee Clapp, Raphael Warren
  • Patent number: 6265363
    Abstract: A skin cleansing composition suitable for removing ink and other stains from the hands and arms of a user includes an effective amount of a low molecular weight alcohol having from one to twelve carbon atoms and an effective amount of a peroxide releasing agent, e.g., a percarbonate salt, preferably sodium percarbonate, such that together, the alcohol and percarbonate salt provide a synergistic reaction that effectively removes ink from the skin of the user. Other additives such as fillers, abrasives, and detergents may be employed to provide further cleansing action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John Viscovitz
  • Patent number: 6197315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antimicrobial wipe comprising a porous or absorbent sheet impregnated with an antimicrobial cleansing composition, wherein the antimicrobial cleansing composition comprises from about 0.001% to about 5.0%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, of an antimicrobial active; from about 0.05% to about 10%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, of an anionic surfactant; from about 0.1% to about 10%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, of a proton donating agent; and from about 3% to about 99.85%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, water; wherein the composition is adjusted to a pH of from about 3.0 to about 6.0; wherein the antimicrobial cleansing composition has a Gram Negative Residual Effectiveness Index of greater than about 0.3. The invention also relates to these antibacterial wipes wherein the antimicrobial cleansing composition has a Mildness Index of greater than about 0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter William Beerse, Jeffrey Michael Morgan, Kathleen Grieshop Baier, Wei Cen, Theresa Anne Bakken
  • Patent number: 6183763
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antimicrobial wipe effective against Gram positive bacteria, Gram negative bacteria, fungi, yeasts, molds, and viruses comprising a porous or absorbent sheet impregnated with an antimicrobial cleansing composition, wherein the antimicrobial cleansing composition comprises from about 0.001% to about 5.0%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, of an antimicrobial active; from about 0.05% to about 10%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, of an anionic surfactant; from about 0.1% to about 10%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, of a proton donating agent; and from about 3% to about 99.85%, by weight of the antimicrobial cleansing composition, water; wherein the composition is adjusted to a pH of from about 3.0 to about 6.0; wherein the antimicrobial cleansing composition an One-wash Immediate Germ Reduction Index of greater than about 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter William Beerse, Jeffrey Michael Morgan, Kathleen Grieshop Baier, Wei Cen, Theresa Anne Bakken
  • Patent number: 6120759
    Abstract: An anhydrous skin cleansing agent comprising a surfactant, organic solvent and water-insoluble abrasive as active components and a water-swellable organic polymer as a soil carrier and abrasive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Chemische Fabrik Stockhausen GmbH
    Inventor: Gunter Bouillon
  • Patent number: 5972858
    Abstract: A grease cutting soap based cleaning composition, for hand cleaning for example, has the following composition by weight:______________________________________ Ingredients Per Cent by Weight ______________________________________ Sodium salt fatty acid soap 20-25 Hydrogen peroxide solution (3%) 8-12 Glycerin 5-10 Cocoa butter 4-7 Citronella oil .05-1 Water to balance 100% ______________________________________The composition exhibits superior grease cutting and cleaning properties, with or without the use of additional water. The composition is mild and non-irritating to the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Joseph M. Roche
  • Patent number: 5951993
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition including a lower alcohol and water in a weight ratio of about 35:65 to 100:0, between at least 0.5% and 8.0% by weight thickener system comprised of at least two emulsifiers, each emulsifier present in at least 0.05% by weight wherein the composition free of auxiliary thickeners has a viscosity of at least 4,000 centipoise at 23 degrees C. and wherein each emulsifier is comprised of at least one hydrophobic group and at least one hydrophilic group. The composition is useful as a presurgical scrub replacement, a lotion or other hand preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Robert A. Asmus, Jill R. Charpentier
  • Patent number: 5817609
    Abstract: The present invention relates to personal wash bar compositions comprising hydrophobic, low viscosity (less than 1000 cp) emollient agents which have been specifically pre-thickened with defined polymer composition. Use of the specific thickeners allow incorporation of the low viscosity oil (viscosity less than 1000 cp) in the personal wash compositions to deliver enhanced skin benefits and desired user properties without compromising foaming and bar processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Lever Brothers Company, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Mengtao He, Michael Massaro, Gregory McFann, Liang Sheng Tsaur, Gail Beth Rattinger, Michael Paul Aronson