Hair Treatment (therapeutic-scalp) Patents (Class 514/880)

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Shampoo (Class 514/881)
  • Patent number: 8932567
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for stimulating the growth of hair are disclosed wherein said compositions include bimatoprost and minoxidil in a vehicle for topical application to the skin of a mammal, e.g. a human, whereby the combination of bimatoprost and minoxidil produces a faster onset of hair growth in humans or other mammals and wherein said composition brings about a synergestic result of faster onset of hair growth as compared to compositions comprising bimatoprost and minoxidil, alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Woodward, Jenny W. Wang
  • Patent number: 8927554
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions containing certain pyrimidine compounds such as minoxidil and/or certain pyrimidine sulfate (inner salt) compounds such as minoxidil sulfate and especially compositions containing pyrimidine compounds in combination with an admixtures comprising at least one antioxidant, at least one organic acid and a select fatty acid mixture. The present disclosure also relates to use of the compositions to grow and/or regrow hair and/or prevent hair loss in mammals and particularly in humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Longsheng Hu, Virginia Streusand Goldman, Josephine A. Minerva, Susan Wendling
  • Patent number: 8916721
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to ester compositions which result from the trans-esterification of a triglyceride having an iodine value of between 85 and 175 mg KOH/gm with a fatty alcohol having a melting point of between 35° and 75° C., followed by cooling and removal of the polar phase which results. Surprisingly, we have found the composition has unique properties when used in cosmetic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: SurfaTech Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas G. O'Lenick, Christopher J. Tarletsky
  • Patent number: 8883131
    Abstract: A synergistic composition, or the use of that composition in the manufacture of a medicament, or a method of treatment including the use of that composition, for the treatment of hair loss and baldness, for combined, sequential or simultaneous administration, in any form, via any biological route. In its optimal embodiment the composition consists, in the form of a lotion: 1600-2400 IU/mL Vitamin A Palmitate, 0.64%-0.96% Thiamine Hydrochloride, 0.64%-0.96% Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, 4.8%-7.2% Niacinamide, 2.85%-5.2% D-Panthenol, 1.6%-2.4% L-Arginine, 3.6%-4.4% Methyl Sulphonyl Methane (MSM), 0.08%-0.12% Ginger Oil, 0.08%-0.12% Cinnamon Oil, 0.0996%-0.1494% Oleoresin Capsicum, 1.3%-1.95% Magnesium, 2.4%-3.6% Zinc, 0.192%-0.288% Manganese, 2.6%-3.9% Urea, 2.4%-3.6% Sodium Glycerophosphate, 4.8%-7.2% L-Lysine HCl, plus Preservatives, Co-solvent (Propylene Glycol), Fragrances, Anti-Oxidant, Cooling agent (Menthol), Emulsifier, and Vehicle (Purified water).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Peter Taylor, Kartar Singh Lalvani, Ajit Lalvani
  • Patent number: 8871711
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for treating hair loss, treating, inhibiting, or suppressing a degenerative skin disorder, treating androgenetic alopecia (AGA), generating new hair follicles (HF), and increasing the size of existing HF. The methods comprise epidermal disruption or administration of wnt, and administration of a fibroblast growth factor-9 polypeptide or another compound that upregulates sonic hedgehog gene signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: George Cotsarelis, Oh Sang Kwon
  • Patent number: 8871773
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of retarding hair loss or facilitating hair growth and/or regrowth. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to methods of using the disclosed compositions to increase the rate of terminal hair growth and/or regrowth in a mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Longsheng Hu, Virginia Streusand Goldman, Josephine A. Minerva, Susan Wendling
  • Patent number: 8790623
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cosmetic composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable aqueous medium: at least one agent for protecting keratin fibers; at least one aromatic alcohol; and at least one aromatic carboxylic acid or a salt thereof. Also disclosed herein is a method for protecting keratin fibers against the action of atmospheric agents comprising applying the composition above to fibers. Further disclosed herein is a method for the post-treatment of an oxidation dyeing or of a direct dyeing operation on keratin fibers comprising applying the composition described above to the fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Il'Oreal
    Inventors: Boris Lalleman, Franck Giroud
  • Patent number: 8729254
    Abstract: An O-acyl product derived from glucose which may be obtained by partial or total esterification of glucose and of vitamin F, comprising a mixture of esters, for example, monoesters, of glucose and of at least one acid chosen from linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid and stearic acid, compositions, for example, cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions, comprising this novel derivative, and their use for improving the condition of head hair and/or other hairs, and, for example, for reducing and/or impeding the loss of head hair and/or other hairs, and/or for inducing and/or stimulating hair growth, as well as a process for preparing O-acyl derivatives mainly in position 6 of glucose, comprising preparing a mixed anhydride by reacting a carboxylic acid with a trimethylacetyl halide, followed by reacting said mixed anhydride formed with glucose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Jean-François Michelet, Maria Dalko, Bruno Bernard, Didier Semeria, Michel Philippe
  • Patent number: 8697146
    Abstract: A hair regrowth system consisting of sensitization, growth, and maintenance kits for alopecia areata and related alopecia balding conditions. Graduated doses of specific engineered and or extracted haptens are included in a sensitization kit for initiating immune system response in hairless areas. A growth kit containing topical hormones to increase papilla size and vigor and a maintenance kit to sustain immune system response and papilla size and vigor for the long term are included in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: A66 Incorporated
    Inventor: George Davey
  • Patent number: 8686035
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and composition for promoting hair growth in a mammal which comprises a prostaglandin compound having two hetero atoms at the 15 position as an active ingredient thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: R-Tech Ueno, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuji Ueno, Tsuyoshi Habe, Takashi Sekida
  • Patent number: 8652454
    Abstract: Hair conditioner comprising silicone and a conditioning gel phase, said phase obtainable by heating a fatty alcohol and an oil until they are molten, separately heating a cationic surfactant in water until it is dissolved/suspended, then adding the molten fatty alcohol and oil mix to the cationic surfactant before adding any remaining ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Malcolm Murray, Claire Louise Richards
  • Patent number: 8632761
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hair cosmetic composition including a surfactant and a cationized hydroxypropyl cellulose, wherein the cationized hydroxypropyl cellulose contains a main chain derived from an anhydroglucose represented by the following general formula (1) and has a cationized ethyleneoxy group substitution degree of from 0.01 to 2.5 and a propyleneoxy group substitution degree of from 0.1 to 2.8, wherein R1, R2 and R3 are each independently a substituent group including a cationized ethyleneoxy group and a propyleneoxy group; and n represents an average polymerization degree of the anhydroglucose and is a number of from 50 to 5000. The hair cosmetic composition of the present invention exhibits a less stickiness after use and is capable of imparting excellent run fingers through hair, coating feel and manageability to hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Doi, Hiroyuki Terazaki, Masanori Takai, Hiromoto Mizushima, Yoshihiro Hasebe
  • Patent number: 8604047
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are described for the treatment of very severe acne vulgaris, including nodulocystic acne and conglobate acne. Compounds which inhibit either or both type 1 and type 2 isoforms of steroid 5?-reductase are administered daily in either oral or topical formulations to patients suffering from severe forms of acne vulgaris. Very high dosages of such compounds can effectively be administered oral just once a week and be successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Elorac, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel E. Bernstein
  • Patent number: 8603519
    Abstract: A preparation is disclosed for producing enhanced blood flow in tissue thus causing beneficial effects such as promoting hair growth on scalp tissue lacking sufficient hair, restoring normal sexual function in males with erectile dysfunction. Specifically, this is a preparation which provides local delivery of the amino acid L-arginine, an important biological precursor to the main substance which is responsible for relaxation of blood vessels permitting enhancement of blood flow. In the preferred embodiments, the L-arginine is provided so that it can be topically applied to the scalp or penis. The preparation also contains an agent which aids in the transfer of L-arginine into the tissue. In the preferred embodiments this agent overcomes the resistance to transfer caused by the high charge density of L-arginine. In the preferred embodiments this means is high ionic strength created by addition of choline chloride, magnesium chloride and sodium chloride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Strategic Science & Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Eric T. Fossel
  • Patent number: 8529970
    Abstract: Materials with high levels of unsaponifiable matter, such as extracts from plants, produce hydrolysates with unique properties. Properties that are sought in traditional saponification of natural oils are a result of low levels of unsaponifiables. These properties include high levels of aqueous surfactant activity, water-solubility or ready water-dispersability, activity as foaming agents, and the like. An objective of traditional saponification processes is to increase the water-solubility and surfactant activity of naturally occurring materials. It has been found that the application of a hydrolysis process to materials, particularly materials with a high level of unsaponifiables (e.g., at least 6 weight percent of the material), produces a product with properties significantly different from those products resulting from the conventional saponification of materials with less than 6 weight percent of unsaponifiables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: International Flora Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: James H. Brown, Lee Roy Copeland, Robert Kleiman, Melanie K. Cummings, Sambasivarao Koritala
  • Patent number: 8518423
    Abstract: There is provided a method for enhancing a chroma of hair which comprises the steps of shampooing the hair with a water-based shampoo containing (A) 5 to 20% by weight of an anionic surfactant, (B) 0.1 to 5% by weight of a water-insoluble modified silicone containing at least one of an amino group and a quaternary ammonium group in a molecule thereof, and (C) a water-soluble salt in an amount capable of allowing the component (B) to be present in a solubilized state; applying a water-based conditioner containing a higher alcohol having 12 to 28 carbon atoms and a cationic surfactant at a molar ratio of 1:1 to 10:1 to the shampooed hair; and rinsing the hair. The method is capable of allowing an inherent color of hair, a dull color of damaged hair or a color of hair dyed by coloring to look clearer or more vivid, or maintaining a clearness of the color of hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: KAO Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Watanabe, Satoshi Shibuichi, Toshihiko Matsui
  • Patent number: 8512718
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical or cosmetic carrier or composition for topical application characterized by rheological properties which render the carrier or composition semi-solid at rest and a liquid upon application of shear forces thereto. The composition or carrier are prepared by mixing 1-25 percent of a solidifying agent and 75-99 percent of a hydrophobic solvent, by weight, wherein at least one of them has therapeutic or cosmetic benefits, in the presence or absence of a biologically active substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Foamix Ltd.
    Inventors: Meir Eini, Dov Tamarkin
  • Patent number: 8481762
    Abstract: At least one compound that increases the level of glutathione (GSH) in the melanocytes of hair follicles, and admixtures thereof with other active agents selected from among active agents for combating desquamative conditions of the scalp, plant extracts having propigmenting activity and active agents that slow hair loss and/or promote hair regrowth, are useful for preventing and/or limiting and/or stopping the development of canities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Stephane Commo
  • Patent number: 8470880
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of retarding hair loss or facilitating hair growth and/or regrowth. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to methods of using the disclosed compositions to increase the rate of terminal hair growth and/or regrowth in a mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Longsheng Hu, Virginia Streusand Goldman, Josephine A. Minerva, Susan Wendling
  • Patent number: 8470833
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions containing certain pyrimidine compounds such as minoxidil and/or certain pyrimidine sulfate (inner salt) compounds such as minoxidil sulfate and especially compositions containing pyrimidine compounds in combination with an admixtures comprising at least one antioxidant, at least one organic acid and a select fatty acid mixture. The present disclosure also relates to use of the compositions to grow and/or regrow hair and/or prevent hair loss in mammals and particularly in humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Longsheng Hu, Virginia Streusand Goldman, Josephine A. Minerva, Susan Wendling
  • Patent number: 8465763
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of 3?-hydroxychlormadinone acetate (17?-acetoxychloropregna-4,6-dien-3?-ol-20-one) and/or 3?-hydroxychlormadinone acetate (17?-acetoxychloropregna-4,6-dien-3?-ol-20-one) for producing a medicament for treating skin, preferably human skin by means of topical application, and to a pharmaceutical or cosmetic composition containing 3?-hydroxychlormadinone acetate and/or 3?-hydroxychlormadinone acetate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Richter Gedeon Nyrt.
    Inventors: Georg Schramm, Christa Kneip
  • Patent number: 8303942
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a composition for hair which comprises highly safe nanoparticles having high transparency due to the small particle size and high permeability into hair and scalp. The present invention provides a composition for hair which comprises protein nanoparticles containing an active ingredient for hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Makiko Aimi, Kazutaka Ogiwara
  • Patent number: 8252788
    Abstract: Compounds comprising or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a prodrug thereof are disclosed, wherein a dashed line represents the presence or absence of a bond; and, wherein Y, A, R, D, and n are as described. Methods, compositions, and medicaments related thereto are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Old, Vinh X. Ngo
  • Patent number: 8114855
    Abstract: Low density cosmetic formulations which comprise: (a) a cosmetic mixture; and (b) a gas incorporated in the cosmetic mixture; wherein the cosmetic mixture comprises (i) an alk(en)ylpolyglycoside, (ii) a quaternary ammonium polymer, and (iii) a thickener, are described along with suitable cosmetic mixtures for forming such low density formulations, methods of forming such formulations and methods of treating skin, hair, nails and/or combinations thereof by contacting the skin, hair and/or nails with such formulations and/or products containing such formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Jim M. Singer, Jolene A. Morris
  • Patent number: 8062648
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition which comprises as active ingredients a combination of melatonin, ginkgo biloba and biotin. The composition is particularly suitable for producing formulations for topical application in the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: ASAT AG Applied Science & Technology
    Inventor: Hans W. Schmid
  • Patent number: 7955611
    Abstract: The disclosed composition and method includes the use of non-polar unsaponifiable material and polar hydrophilic salts in conjunction with quaternary ammonium compounds to provide hair treatment preparations for cosmetic and personal care applications. Disclosed features and specifications may be variously controlled, adapted or otherwise optionally modified to improve substantivity and/or rinse-off characteristics. Exemplary embodiments of the present invention generally provide hair conditioners, shampoos, straighteners, permanent waves, color-fast dyes, non-color-fast dyes, and repair treatments with jojoba hydrolysates in combination with Quaternium 80 for increased substantivity and superior wash/rinse-off benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: International Flora Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: James H. Brown, Keiko Hosohata, Sambasivarao Koritala, David Ashley
  • Patent number: 7872040
    Abstract: It is intended to find a compound that is structurally simpler than yohimbine, a pentacyclic condensed heterocyclic compound, and has an effect similar to that of yohimbine. The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical or food composition for ?2 receptor blockage comprising a compound represented by the formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof: (wherein R1 represents a hydrogen, alkyl group, alkenyl group, alkynyl group, aromatic group, aralkyl group, acyl group, arylsulfonyl group, alkylsulfonyl group, or hydroxyl group; R2 represents a hydrocarbon group; R3, R4, R5, R6, and R7 are the same or different and represent a hydrogen, halogen, alkyl group, or alkoxy group; R8 represents a hydrogen or acyl group; n represents an integer of 1 to 6; and a and b are the same or different and represent 1 or 0).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventors: Masanori Somei, Koki Shigenobu, Yoshio Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7803357
    Abstract: Various medical conditions, some previously treated by injection or surgery, are effectively treated by a topical application of a composition of urea and a chemotherapeutic agent. Such agents include sclerosing agents, vasodilators, botulinum toxin and minoxidil. Conditions as diverse as spider veins, erectile dysfunction, facial wrinkles, hair loss and baldness can be effectively treated with the compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventor: John V Cappello
  • Patent number: 7781391
    Abstract: The present invention relates to amine functionalized lipophilic compounds and their use in personal care products, particularly those for colored hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Croda, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Comber, Abel G. Pereira
  • Patent number: 7737140
    Abstract: Compounds comprising or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a prodrug thereof, are disclosed, wherein J1, J2, U1, B, Y, and A are as described. Methods, compositions, and medicaments related thereto are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Old, Vinh X. Ngo
  • Patent number: 7722901
    Abstract: A composition including (a) an extract from a plant of the Asclepiadaceae family; and (b) at least one auxiliary and/or additive, and methods for treating hair growth including administering to a mammal a composition comprising an effective amount of an extract from a plant of the Asclepiadaceae family are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Olga Freis, Louis Danoux, Philippe Moser, Gilles Pauly
  • Patent number: 7713968
    Abstract: Compounds comprising or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a prodrug thereof, are disclosed, wherein Y, A, and B are as described. Methods, compositions, and medicaments related thereto are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Yariv Donde, Jeremiah H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7704533
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for inducing hair growth and improving hair quality utilizing extracts of Cotinus coggygria in an amount effective to induce hair growth when applied topically to an area of the skin on which hair growth is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: J&J Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Bruning, Violetta Iotsova Stone, Renbin Zhao
  • Patent number: 7687055
    Abstract: The method of hardening, fortifying, restructuring, repairing, increasing volume or stabilizing keratinic fibers, especially human hair, includes providing a keratinic fiber treatment composition containing from 0.05 to 1.0 percent by weight of creatine, a salt of creatine, creatinine and/or a salt of creatinine, bringing the keratinic fiber treatment composition into contact with the keratinic fibers and allowing the keratinic fiber treatment composition to remain in contact with the keratinic fibers for a certain time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Wella AG
    Inventors: Rudolf Bimczok, Thomas Kripp, Beate Grasser, Christian Springob
  • Patent number: 7678368
    Abstract: To find a substance which has a skin cosmeticizing effect such as prevention of skin aging, amelioriation of sensitive skin, or antipruritic action, and can serve as an effective ingredient for a hair-care product, thereby providing cosmetics comprising the effective ingredient. Concretely, there are provided cosmetics characterized in that the cosmetics comprise as an effective ingredient a compound selected from a fucoidan, a degradation product thereof, a sulfated monosaccharide or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Takara Bio Inc.
    Inventors: Shigetoshi Mizutani, Suzu Deguchi, Eiji Kobayashi, Eiji Nishiyama, Hiroaki Sagawa, Ikunoshin Kato
  • Patent number: 7674785
    Abstract: Disclosed are topical compositions for the treatment of microbial infections on the skin or scalp which include a polyvalent metal salt of pyrithione and include a metal ion source. Also disclosed are methods for treating microbial infections of the skin or scalp using such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignees: The Procter & Gamble Company, Arch Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: David Francis Gavin, Anthony Raymond Marchetta, John Daniel Nelson, Jr., George Polson, James Robert Schwartz, Patricia Aileen Turley
  • Patent number: 7629384
    Abstract: The application of L-arginine and its derivatives to the skin causes beneficial effects of wound healing, increasing erectile function and increased growth of hair when applied in sufficient quantity to the skin. A hostile biophysical agent may be combined with the L-arginine to increase its absorption into the skin. The desired concentrations of the hostile biophysical agent is increased when concentration of L-arginine is less than 20% of the concentration of the substance applied to maximize its effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Strategic Science & Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Eric T. Fossel
  • Patent number: 7608250
    Abstract: A cosmetic composition for skin and/or hair, which comprises at least one kind of substance selected from the group consisting of an N?,NG-di-acylarginine, for example, a compound represented by the following general formula (I): wherein R1 and R2 each independently represents a straight or branched-chain alkyl group having 1 to 21 carbon atoms or a straight or branched-chain alkenyl group having 2 to 21 carbon atoms. The cosmetic composition imparts much moistness and superior conditioning effects such as body or elasticity to hair, and to skin, said composition does not impart tackiness and blocked feeling, whilst imparts superior feeling of use such as moistness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Naoya Yamato, Ryosuke Yumioka
  • Patent number: 7442369
    Abstract: Novel compositions comprising minoxidil, a thickening agent, and a pharmaceutically acceptable solvent are presented. Also presented is a process for making a novel gel composition comprising minoxidil, and methods for using the novel compositions for treating and preventing hair loss in a region of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: McNeil AB
    Inventors: Lorraine Elisabeth Pena, Maw-Sheng Wu
  • Patent number: 7439271
    Abstract: Mammalian hair growth is reduced by applying an inhibitor of telomerase to the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Peter Styczynski, Gurpreet S. Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 7422753
    Abstract: Methods for treating trichotillomania by local administration of a Clostridial toxin. The local administration can be by intramuscular, transdermal, intradermal or subdermal administration of a low dose of botulinum toxin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan H. Ackerman
  • Patent number: 7402323
    Abstract: A skin treatment composition containing ionic calcium and a dermatologically acceptable water-soluble, water-miscible or water-based carrier is provided for treating a skin condition in a mammal, such as dry skin, dry scalp, a burn, sunburn, irritation or minor wound. The ionic calcium is preferably present as the water soluble calcium glycerophosphate salt. The composition may be present in a formulation such as bar soap, liquid soap, bath, lotion, cream, gel, or ointment, and may also be useful for stimulating more youthful skin cells and for improving the appearance of the skin. Methods for treating skin conditions and for accelerating cellular repair include topically applying to the skin an effective amount of ionic calcium, preferably as calcium glycerophosphate, and an ?-hydroxy acid such as lactic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: AkPharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan E. Kligerman, Sarah Finnegan, Margaret Weis
  • Patent number: 7291323
    Abstract: The invention is directed to compositions that provide outstanding lubrication and conditioning to fibers. Key to the invention is the realization that the there must be (a) an alkoxylated silicone compound, and (b) a specific mono functional ester made from a capped polyoxyalkylene glycol compound. Combinations of these two specific materials properly chosen will result in lubricating and conditioning compositions that are effective and highly efficacious.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7255870
    Abstract: A composition containing an aqueous phase dispersed in an oily phase, at least one emulsifier with an HLB value ranging from 1 to 8, at least one organic powder, and, in the oily phase at least one semicrystalline polymer with organic structure that is solid at room temperature and that has a melting point of less than 70° C., the said polymer comprising a) a polymer skeleton and b) at least one crystallizable organic side chain and/or at least one crystallizable organic sequence forming part of the said polymer skeleton, the polymer having a number-average molecular weight of greater than 2,000. This composition can especially constitute a cosmetic cream, having a very pleasant texture when applied to the skin, or a stick, especially a makeup-removing stick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Paula Lennon, Raluca Lorant
  • Patent number: 7252831
    Abstract: This invention relates to improved compositions and methods for preventing or inhibiting the development of ingrown hairs or razor bumps in skin subjected to hair removal techniques by applying compositions containing sebum reduction agents; keratolytic agents and anti-inflammatory agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: J&J Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alain V. Khaiat, Anna Gomes, Vaishali Bhide, Catherine Salerno, Victoria Dole
  • Patent number: 7223554
    Abstract: Compounds that inhibit the activity of the proteasome or the production of proteasomal proteins promote hair growth by stimulating the production of hair follicles, and are thus useful in stimulating hair growth, including hair density, in subject where this is desirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Osteoscreen, Ltd.
    Inventors: I. Ross Garrett, Jorge Gianny Rossini, Gloria Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 7175994
    Abstract: Compounds that inhibit the activity of the proteasome or the production of proteasomal proteins promote hair growth by stimulating the production of hair follicles, and are thus useful in stimulating hair growth, including hair density, in subject where this is desirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Osteoscreen IP, LLC
    Inventors: I. Ross Garrett, Jorge Gianny Rossini, Gloria Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 7153498
    Abstract: A composition, comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, an aqueous phase dispersed in an oily phase by means of an emulsifier of at least one oligomer or one polymer derived from a polyolefin, comprising a polyolefinic apolar component comprising at least 40 carbon atoms and at least one polar component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Odile Aubrun-Sonneville, Jean-Thierry Simonnet
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    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of hydroxydiphenyl ether compounds as antimicrobially active substances, to certain new compounds of this type and to processes for the preparation of these compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Werner Hölzl, Wolfgang Haap, Dietmar Ochs, Karin Puchtler, Marcel Schnyder, Surendra Umesh Kulkarni, Arakali Srinivasarao Radhakrishna, Mangesh Shivram Sawant, Asawari Bhikaji Mahtre
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    Abstract: Disclosed are topical compositions for the treatment of microbial infections on the skin or scalp which include a polyvalent metal salt of pyrithione and include a metal ion source. Also disclosed are methods for treating microbial infections of the skin or scalp using such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignees: The Procter & Gamble Company, Arch Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: David Francis Gavin, Anthony Raymond Marchetta, John Daniel Nelson, Jr., George Polson, James Robert Schwartz, Patricia Aileen Turley