Oil-water Type Patents (Class 514/938)
  • Patent number: 9012569
    Abstract: The invention provides oil emulsion droplets and a general and facile method for providing same through the use of templating multilayer capsules. The oil emulsion droplets are further useful in fabricating liquid crystal droplet-based biosensors for the detection of target analytes such as bacteria or viruses in a sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Nicholas L. Abbott, Francesco Caruso, Jugal K. Gupta, Sri Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 8974804
    Abstract: Composition for topical application in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion containing an oily phase dispersed in an aqueous phase, and a hydrophilic polymer, the composition further containing (1) at least one elastomeric organopolysiloxane and (2) at least one lipophilic compound chosen from lipophilic amino acid compounds and lipophilic salicylic acid compounds. Uses thereof, including topical application to the skin, lips, hair, etc. Stabilization of certain emulsions using a lipophilic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Christine Noel, Anne-France Livernette
  • Patent number: 8936807
    Abstract: Use of the antimicrobial cathelicidin peptide II-37, N-terminal fragments of LL-37 or extended sequences of LL-37 having 1-3 amino acids in the C-terminal end, for stimulating proliferation of epithelial and stromal cells and thereby healing of wounds, such as chronic ulcers. The cytotoxic effect of LL-37 may be reduced by including a bilayer-forming polar lipid, especially a digalactosyldiacylglycerol, in pharmaceutical compositions and growth media comprising LL-37.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Lipopeptide AB
    Inventors: Mona Ståhle-Bäckdahl, Johan Heilborn, Anders Carlsson, Conny Bogentoft
  • Patent number: 8900627
    Abstract: This application describes emulsion formulations containing neutral phospholipids for delivering RNAi, anti-miRNA, or aptamer agents in vivo. The application also relates to methods of making the formulations, and uses of the formulations as delivery agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignees: Mirna Therapeutics, Inc., BIOO Scientific Corporation
    Inventors: Lance Ford, David Brown, Andreas G. Bader
  • Patent number: 8877237
    Abstract: The present invention relates to reverse micelle system based on sterols, acylglycerols, phospholipids or sphingolipids and nucleic acids. The reverse micelle system of the invention is able to cross mucosa and cellular membranes. It thus allows vectorization of nucleic acids to target sites. It is advantageously useful in the pharmaceutical and dietetic fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Medesis Pharma
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Maurel
  • Patent number: 8834908
    Abstract: A pest-combating composition including sodium lauryl sulfate and one or more of C6-12 fatty acids, preferably lauric and/or capric and/or caprylic acid, soy methyl ester, and 2-undecanone, and methods of combating pests utilizing same, are disclosed. The compositions can include a carrier oil such as silicon oil, soy methyl ester, or a vegetable oil, and can be in the form of an emulsion. The composition may be constituted as a spray composition, an aerosol, a lotion, a paste, or another compositional form. Pests that may be usefully combated with such composition include flying insects, including flies, mosquitoes, and wasps, ants, including arthropods such as fire ants, ticks, fleas, cockroaches, silver fish, thrips, gnats, aphids, Japanese beetles, and agricultural and horticultural arthropods and insects including beetles (potato and bean), flea beetles, fleahoppers, squash bugs, slugs, leaf hoppers, harlequin bugs, milk weed bugs, spiders, mites, lice, rodents, and deer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: HOMS, LLC
    Inventor: Allen Jones
  • Patent number: 8834919
    Abstract: The present invention provides lipid emulsions and methods of intravenously administering lipid emulsions to treat systemic toxicity caused by foreign lipophilic and amphiphilic substances. In particular, methods are provided to treat cardiovascular impairment, such as cardiotoxicity, asystole and ischemia of the brain and heart, and neurological impairments, such as seizures and comas, caused by foreign lipophilic and amphiphilic substances, including cardiovascular impairment caused by local anesthetics, tricyclic antidepressants, sodium channel blockers, and calcium channel blockers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Guy Weinberg, Paul Hertz
  • Patent number: 8834903
    Abstract: A nanoemulsion, the oily globules of which have a number-average size of less than 100 nm, comprising a surfactant which is solid at a temperature of less than or equal to 45° C., which surfactant is chosen from esters of a fatty acid and of a sugar and ethers of a fatty alcohol and of a sugar, and at least one oil having a molecular weight of greater than 400, the ratio by weight of the amount of oily phase to the amount of surfactant ranging from 2 to 10. The nanoemulsion may be used for cosmetics and dermatological applications, in particular for moisturizing the skin and/or mucous membranes, as well as for treating the hair, and in the ophthalmological field, as an eye lotion for treating the eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Jean-Thierry Simonnet, Odile Sonneville, Sylvie Legret
  • Patent number: 8808716
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel oil in water emulsion aerosol foam composition containing an active agent for the treatment of various chronic and acute skin conditions, particularly acne and psoriasis; and processes for preparing the emulsion aerosol foam compositions. In particular, the present invention relates to oil in water emulsion aerosol foam compositions containing a retinoid in the oil phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Stiefel Research Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Leon Loupenok
  • Patent number: 8734762
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a perfluorocarbon nanoemulsion containing quantum dot nanoparticles and a method for preparing the same, more specifically, relates to a method for preparing a multifunctional perfluorocarbon nanoemulsion which simultaneously shows the fluorine-based magnetic resonance properties of perfluorocarbon and the optical properties of quantum dot nanoparticles, the method comprising dispersing quantum dot nanoparticles, modified with a fluorine end group, in perfluorocarbon, and then adding an aqueous emulsifier solution containing lipid to the dispersion. The disclosed perfluorocarbon nanoemulsion containing quantum dot nanoparticles has excellent biocompatibility and simultaneously shows optical properties and magnetic resonance properties, and thus can be used as a contrast agent for multi-mode molecular imaging. Accordingly, the nanoemulsion can be used to study cell and small-animal molecular imaging in various fields, including biological and medical fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology
    Inventors: Bong Hyun Chung, Yong Taik Lim, Bang Sil Choi, Jung Hyun Han
  • Patent number: 8703164
    Abstract: Nanoemulsion compositions with low toxicity that demonstrate broad spectrum inactivation of microorganisms or prevention of diseases are described. The nanoemulsions contain an aqueous phase, an oil phase comprising an oil and an organic solvent, and one or more surfactants. Methods of making nanoemulsions and inactivating pathogenic microorganisms are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: NanoBio Corporation
    Inventors: Ted C. Annis, James R. Baker, Tarek Hamouda
  • Patent number: 8673329
    Abstract: Provided is an oil-in-water emulsified cosmetic composition having a high UV-protective effect and also having an excellent long-term stability and an excellent feeling upon application. The oil-in-water emulsified cosmetic composition is characterized by containing a zinc oxide powder (A) having an average particle diameter of 0.1 to 1 ?m, an average particle thickness of 0.01 to 0.2 ?m, and an average aspect ratio of 3 or more and a polymer (B) selected from the group consisting of a polyacrylamide compound, a polyacrylic acid, and salts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Yamada, Hideki Kodashima, Takashi Fukui
  • Patent number: 8652493
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to oil-in-water emulsion compositions having hydrophobic materials stably dispersed therein and methods for making such. The preferred method of making the emulsion compositions the formation of two O/W emulsions. A first O/W emulsion is for wetting or otherwise pre-treating the hydrophobic components. Thereafter, the first emulsion is added to a second O/W emulsion after the second emulsion has been formed. Both emulsions use a ternary surfactant blend of cationic, anionic and bridging surfactants, making the finished product a double or “binary-CAN” emulsion system. Generally, the system has a bi-modal oil droplet distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: ELC Management, LLC
    Inventors: Monica Apostol, Liliana George, Charles Craig Tadlock, Rachel Culhane
  • Patent number: 8637314
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to reverse-m ice liar system comprising a hydrosoluble therapeutically active agent. Reverse micelles according to the invention are particularly useful to deliver drugs. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical composition comprising said reverse micelles and methods for preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Medesis Pharma SA
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Maurel
  • Patent number: 8617524
    Abstract: A cosmetic regime or regimen for depigmenting, lightening and/or bleaching keratin materials, especially the skin, entails topically applying thereon a cosmetic composition containing a dithiolane compound of formula (I): in which: Y is O, NR1 or S R1 is a hydrogen atom; a C1-C20 alkyl radical or an optionally substituted phenyl radical; R is a hydrogen atom; or a C1-C20 alkyl radical, or an optionally substituted phenyl radical, or a C1-C8 alkyl radical containing an optionally substituted phenyl substituent; n=0 or 1 or 2; and also the salts, chelates, solvates and optical isomers thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Xavier Marat, Karine Lucet-Levannier, Laurent Marrot
  • Patent number: 8586639
    Abstract: Oil-in-water emulsions contain an oil dispersed phase, an aqueous continuous phase, and partly silylated pyrogenic silica having a content of silanol groups of 1.7 to 0.9 SiOH/nm2 wherein 50% to 95% of silanol groups of the starting silica are silylated, present at the interface between the dispersed phase and the continuous phase and an electrolyte content in the aqueous phase which establishes the viscosity of the emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventor: Torsten Gottschalk-Gaudig
  • Patent number: 8569384
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions are provided that include a hydroalcoholic solvent system comprising a lower C2-C5 alcohol and water; a cationic antimicrobial agent such as chlorhexidine gluconate; a fatty component containing at least one free hydroxyl group, such as a C12-C21 fatty alcohol, a C12-C21 fatty ester, a C12-C21 fatty ether, a C12-C21 fatty amide, and combinations thereof; and optionally an emollient ester such as diesters of bibasic acids and trimesters of citric acid. The compositions described herein display improved antimicrobial efficacy and improved cosmetic elegance. Methods of using the antimicrobial compositions are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Asmus, Terry R. Hobbs
  • Patent number: 8551504
    Abstract: Topically applicable compositions in the form of oil-in-water emulsions contain a pro-penetrating system including at least one glycol and at least one additional pro-penetrating agent, a suitable gelling agent and at least one active agent of the family of steroidal anti-inflammatory agents and are useful, e.g., for the treatment of psoriasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Galderma S.A.
    Inventors: Sandrine Segura-Orsoni, Sophie Roumec
  • Patent number: 8551503
    Abstract: Topically applicable compositions in the form of oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions contain a pro-penetrating system including at least one glycol and at least one additional pro-penetrating agent, a suitable emulsifying system and at least one active agent of the family of steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, and are useful e.g., for the treatment of psoriasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Galderma S.A.
    Inventors: Sandrine Segura-Orsoni, Sophie Roumec
  • Patent number: 8541359
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for treating a patient with a pharmaceutically active agent other than insulin selected from the group consisting of peptides, peptidomimetics, and proteins, wherein the pharmaceutical composition is in the form of an emulsified nasal spray comprising: a macrocyclic permeation enhancer, a liquid carrier comprising water, and a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutically active agent other than insulin selected from the group consisting of peptides, peptidomimetics, and proteins; wherein the macrocyclic permeation enhancer is a Hsieh enhancer emulsified in the liquid carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: CPEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Gyurik, Carl Reppucci
  • Patent number: 8512754
    Abstract: A composition comprising a glassified, stabilized particle preparation having a low water activity (between about 0.1 and 0.9) is provided. The preparations provide improved products with enhanced storage stability, less expensive cost of processing, and extended shelf life. The glassified, stabilized particle preparations are particularly efficacious in the preparation of perishable products, especially pharmaceutical agents, such as human blood and blood products (e.g., red blood cells). A single emulsion process comprising a 2-phase system for preserving food and pharmaceutical products is also provided. Stabilized biological products as glassified beads are also provided, as well as a method for rehydrating and/or reconstituting the glassified beads to provide useful and fully active reconstituted and/or rehydrated materials is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: David Needham
  • Patent number: 8475774
    Abstract: Aqueous compositions including a discontinuous oil phase containing an ultraviolet radiation-absorbing polymer stabilized in a continuous aqueous phase, an oil-gelling polymer, and which are substantially free of non-polymeric ultraviolet radiation-absorbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudy Clemente, Curtis Cole, Susan Daly
  • Patent number: 8460644
    Abstract: Drugs which are difficult to solubilize in water, and especially those which otherwise cause pain on injection, can be readily formulated and typically administered with substantially less pain when solubilized in synergistic, aqueous micellar preparations of poloxamers. Such preparations may also be prepared with less, or without, co-solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: IS Pharmaceuticals Limited
    Inventors: John Meadows, Colum Martin Dwyer
  • Patent number: 8461214
    Abstract: A one-phase microemulsion composition, which can be easily prepared without the use of special equipment, has high safety, and stays stable for a long period in an ultrafine emulsion state when the composition is added to an aqueous formulation, is provided by appropriately adjusting the ratio of (A) a hydrophilic nonionic surfactant, (B) a lipophilic nonionic surfactant, (C) an oil component, (D) a water-miscible solvent that does not interdissolve with the oil component, and the critical micelle concentration (CMC) of the hydrophilic nonionic surfactant in the water-miscible solvent is higher than that of the hydrophilic nonionic surfactant in water, and (E) water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Shiseido Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Reiji Miyahara, Hiroyuki Kakoki, Nozomi Oguchi, Takashi Ohmori, Toshihiko Nakane
  • Patent number: 8444993
    Abstract: A method for enhancing a body's response to an immunogen is disclosed. The method comprises immunizing a subject in need thereof a vaccine composition in a water-in-oil (W/O/W) emulsion that comprises (a) an antigen; and (b) an adjuvant composition in a W/O/W emulsion. The adjuvant composition comprises: (i) a continuous aqueous phase comprising H2O; (ii) an oil phase comprising oil dispersed in the continuous aqueous phase, comprising an internal aqueous phase comprising H2O, being dispersed in the oil phase; and a physiologically acceptable lipophilic emulsifier selected from the group consisting of mannide monooleate and sorbitan esters, stabilizing the interface between the inner aqueous phase and the oil phase to form a water-in-oil (W/O) emulsion; and (iii) poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(lactide-co-?-caprolactone), stabilizing the interface between the oil phase and the continuous aqueous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: National Health Research Institutes
    Inventors: Ming-Hsi Huang, Pele Choi-Sing Chong, Chih-Hsiang Leng, Shih-Jen Liu, Hsin-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 8395012
    Abstract: Stable odor controlling compositions, methods for incorporating the compositions, and disposable absorbent articles, which release perfume and subsequently are able to minimize odor caused from bodily fluids via the presence of an oil-in-water emulsion that serves as a carrier and preservation system for the perfume. The stable odor controlling emulsion compositions include an oil-in-water emulsion comprising: a) an aqueous phase comprising a modified starch and water; b) an oil phase comprising a perfume; c) an effective amount of a rheology modifier; d) an effective amount of a co-surfactant; and e) an effective amount of an antimicrobial agent; wherein said emulsion composition is applied to said article in the form of stable emulsion droplets having an median size of less than about 1 ?m and dries to form a discontinuous film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dennis Ray Bacon, Matthew Joel Taylor
  • Patent number: 8344033
    Abstract: The invention relates to water-in-oil (W/O) or oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions containing an oil phase of at least one water-insoluble constituent; an aqueous phase; pyrogenic silica at the oil-water interface, the pyrogenic silica partially silylated such that non-silylated surface silanol groups remaining are between 95% and 5% of initial silanol groups, the equivalent of 1.7 to 0.1 surface SiOH groups per nm2, a surface energy gamma-s-D of 30 to 80 mJ/m2, and a specific BET surface area between 30 and 500 m2/g; and optionally other substances, such as pigments or preservatives. The inventive emulsions have a mean particle size of the dispersed phase, of between 0.5 ?m and 500 ?m, and are of low viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Torsten Gottschalk-Gaudig, Herbert Barthel, Bernard Paul Binks, Tommy S. Horozov
  • Patent number: 8338491
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions are provided that include a hydroalcoholic solvent system comprising a lower C2-C5 alcohol and water; a cationic antimicrobial agent such as chlorhexidine gluconate; a fatty component containing at least one free hydroxyl group, such as a C12-C21 fatty alcohol, a C12-C21 fatty ester, a C12-C21 fatty ether, a C12-C21 fatty amide, and combinations thereof; and optionally an emollient ester such as diesters of bibasic acids and triesters of citric acid. The compositions described herein display improved antimicrobial efficacy and improved cosmetic elegance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Asmus, Terry R. Hobbs
  • Patent number: 8263666
    Abstract: Composition for topical application in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion containing an oily phase dispersed in an aqueous phase, and a hydrophilic polymer, the composition further containing (1) at least one elastomeric organopolysiloxane and (2) at least one lipophilic compound chosen from lipophilic amino acid compounds and lipophilic salicylic acid compounds. Uses thereof, including topical application to the skin, lips, hair, etc. Stabilization of certain emulsions using a lipophilic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Christine Noel, Anne-France Livernette
  • Patent number: 8263096
    Abstract: Bodywash compositions incorporating high levels of emollient oils and a method for incorporating such high levels of emollient into bodywash compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventor: E. Gary Myers
  • Patent number: 8232320
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for decreasing the infectivity, morbidity, and rate of mortality associated with a variety of pathogenic organisms and viruses. The present invention also relates to methods and compositions for decontaminating areas colonized or otherwise infected by pathogenic organisms and viruses. Moreover, the present invention relates to methods and compositions for decreasing the infectivity of pathogenic organisms in foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: James R. Baker, Jr., Tarek Hamouda, Amy Shih, Andrzej Myc
  • Patent number: 8211948
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lyophilized nanoemulsion comprising a lipophilic phase and one or more sucrose fatty acid esters, to the nanoemulsion which can be prepared from the lyophilized nanoemulsion by redispersion, and to a process for the preparation of the lyophilized nanoemulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Andrea Hanefeld, Martina Schmidt, Simon Geissler, Peter Langguth
  • Patent number: 8187629
    Abstract: The present invention relates to particulate compositions comprising at least 50% of dioleoyl phosphatidyl ethanolamine (DOPE) and 1 to 50% of Polysorbate 80 (P80). All parts are by weight relative to the sum of the weights of a+b and the compositions comprise non-lamellar particles or form non-lamellar particles when contacted with an aqueous fluid. The compositions have advantageous stability and low toxicity and the invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Camurus AB
    Inventors: Justas Barauskas, Fredrik Tiberg
  • Patent number: 8182795
    Abstract: An oil-in-water emulsified sunscreen cosmetic which contains: (A) Containing the following three types of surfactants (A-1)-(A-3); (A-1) A POE stearic ester having a POE mole number of 20-120; (A-2) sorbitan tristearate; and (A-3) glyceryl stearate having a HLB of 5-8; (B) bis-ethylhexyloxyphenolmethoxyphenyltriazine and/or tert-butylmethoxybenzoylmethane, oil soluble ultraviolet absorbents, solid at room temperatures; (C) ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate and/or octocrylene, oil soluble ultraviolet absorbents, liquid at room temperature; (D) phenylbenzimidazolesulfonic acid, a water soluble ultraviolet absorbent; and (E) a higher alcohol having 14-24 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Shiseido Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Takakura, Kazuaki Suzuki, Takayuki Omura
  • Patent number: 8178584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a water-in-oil emulsified composition containing a sphingosine represented by the following formula (1): (R1 represents a hydrocarbon group optionally having a substituent; Y represents methylene, methine or O; X1, X2 and X3 each represent H, OH or acetoxy group; X4 represents H, acetyl group or the like; R2, R3 each represents H, OH or the like; R represents H, amidino group or the like; and a stands for 2 or 3), (B) a C6-30 fatty acid, and (C) an oil component. This water-in-oil emulsified composition has excellent stability and provides a good feeling to skin upon use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Okubo, Yumiko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8142801
    Abstract: A pest-combating composition including sodium lauryl sulfate and one or more of C6-12 fatty acids, preferably lauric and/or capric and/or caprylic acid, soy methyl ester, and 2-undecanone, and methods of combating pests utilizing same, are disclosed. The compositions can include a carrier oil such as silicon oil, soy methyl ester, or a vegetable oil, and can be in the form of an emulsion. The composition may be constituted as a spray composition, an aerosol, a lotion, a paste, or another compositional form. Pests that may be usefully combated with such composition include flying insects, including flies, mosquitoes, and wasps, ants, including arthropods such as fire ants, ticks, fleas, cockroaches, silver fish, thrips, gnats, aphids, Japanese beetles, and agricultural and horticultural arthropods and insects including beetles (potato and bean), flea beetles, fleahoppers, squash bugs, slugs, leaf hoppers, harlequin bugs, milk weed bugs, spiders, mites, lice, rodents, and deer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: EcoBlend, LLC
    Inventor: Allen Jones
  • Patent number: 8084499
    Abstract: Modified clay minerals obtained by treating a clay mineral with a particular acylarginine derivative are useful for stabilizing emulsion compositions, inter alia, W/O emulsion composition, while hardly causing skin irritation, and providing moisture retention properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Souichirou Ootake, Yoshihisa Imori, Tetsuya Izumi
  • Patent number: 8080586
    Abstract: The invention relates to new self-emulsifying preparations containing (a) 7 to 20% by weight stearyl oligoglycoside, (b) 7 to 20% by weight cetyl oligoglycoside, (c) 0.1 to 3% by weight myristyl oligoglycoside, (d) 0.5 to 7% by weight lauryl oligoglycoside, (e) 4 to 12% by weight cetyl alcohol, (f) 10 to 20% by weight stearyl alcohol, (g) 20 to 30% by weight C16/18 partial glycerides containing 58 to 62% by weight monoglyceride and (h) 20 to 30% by weight C16/18 partial glycerides containing 30 to 45% by weight monoglyceride, with the proviso that the quantities shown add up to 100% by weight with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Kawa, Ulrich Issberner
  • Patent number: 8013022
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-compartment medical device useful in the storage, processing and extended shelf life of perishable products, especially pharmaceutical, food and biological products. Particular biological materials processed according to the present methods are human blood and blood products (RBCs). Also disclosed are processes for preserving food, pharmaceutical and biological products for long-term storage and extended shelf life employing a process that reduces the hydration level of the material to less than native hydration levels of the specific product. The invention further provides stabilized biological products, such as in the form of glassified beads, prepared using a two-phase system according to the described processes that may be rehydrated and prepared for clinical use, and having essentially no loss of biological and/or pharmacological activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventors: Joseph DeAngelo, David Needham, Carroll Jones
  • Patent number: 7960437
    Abstract: There are disclosed skin treatment compositions containing cell signaling compounds, which induce and promote the biosynthesis and/or bioactivity of endogenous chemicals that mediate cell to cell communication in the skin between keratinocytes, fibroblasts and other cell types present in the skin. The cell signaling compound is selected from the group consisting of: andrographolide and its derivatives; adenosine cyclic phosphate and its derivatives; hydrolyzed milk proteins; sunflower seed extract; plankton extract; phytol and its derivatives; and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Avon Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen T. Anderson, Dmitri S. Ptchelintsev, Gopinathan K. Menon, John A. Duffy
  • Patent number: 7910119
    Abstract: Low-viscosity, finely divided oil-in-water emulsions with long-term stability, comprising an emulsifier combination of noncarbohydrate polyol partial esters of linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated fatty acids having 6 to 22 carbon atoms (emulsifier component A) and emulsifiers based on carbohydrate (emulsifier component B), one or more oils, and preservative are provided. Additionally, the present invention provides for the preparation of the emulsions from concentrates, the corresponding concentrates, and the use of the emulsions according to the invention for producing cosmetic, dermatological or pharmaceutical preparations, in particular for producing impregnation emulsions for wet wipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH
    Inventors: Petra Allef, Peter Hameyer, Jürgen Meyer, Gabriele Polak
  • Patent number: 7875264
    Abstract: The present invention provides a self tanning cosmetic containing 0.2-20.0 mass % of dihydroxyacetone and 0.1-10.0 mass % of an inorganic pigment powder whose surface is treated with silica coating followed by a hydrophobing treatment. The present invention provides a cosmetic that has superior storage stability, is free of discoloration and odor generation, and achieves both the decorative effect of the pigment immediately following application and the long term dyeing effect of dihydroxyacetone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Takakura, Tetsuya Kanemaru, Seiji Sano, Fumiaki Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 7871642
    Abstract: A nanodispersion comprises (a) a membrane-forming molecule, (b) a coemulsifier and (c) a lipophilic component, in pharmaceutical end formulations, the nanodispersion being obtainable by (?) mixing the components (a), (b) and (c) until a homogeneous clear liquid is obtained, and (?) adding the liquid obtained in step (?) to the water phase of the pharmaceutical end formulations, where steps (?) and (?) may be carried out without high energy mixing or homogenization. The nanodispersions prepared according to this invention are suitable as transport vehicles for pharmaceutical active agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignees: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation, Vesifact AG
    Inventors: Andreas Werner Supersaxo, Hans Georg Weder, Dietmar Hüglin, Joachim Friedrich Röding
  • Patent number: 7829600
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a starch emulsifier product prepared by sufficiently solubilizing a starch and subsequently sufficiently derivatizing the sufficiently solubilized starch product, in one embodiment by reacting the sufficiently solubilized starch with an alkenyl succinic anhydride. Such starch emulsifier products are useful as emulsifying and/or encapsulating agents, particularly in systems where high load and retention of the active ingredient, low surface oil exposure, and excellent oxidation resistance is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Brunob II B.V.
    Inventors: Ralph Trksak, Afaf Makarious
  • Patent number: 7815933
    Abstract: The present invention claims and discloses a pharmaceutical composition suitable for oral administration, in form of an emulsion pre-concentrate, comprising (i) one or more NO-releasing NSAID(s); (ii) one or more surfactants, of which at least one is phospholipid; said composition forming an in-situ oil-in-water emulsion upon contact with gastrointestinal fluids. The composition may optionally also comprise an additional oil or semi-solid fat. Further, one or more short-chain alcohols can optionally be included in the composition. Also within the scope of the invention is a combination with a proton pump inhibitor. The pharmaceutical composition is useful in the treatment of pain and inflammation. Further within the scope of the invention is kit comprising a pharmaceutical composition according to the invention in a unit dosage form, in combination with a proton pump inhibitor, and said proton pump inhibitor is enteric coated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Nicox S.A.
    Inventor: Christina Holmberg
  • Patent number: 7803390
    Abstract: A hydroalcoholic lotion is disclosed which comprises (a) a lower alcohol and water in a weight ratio of about 35:65 to 100:0, and (b) between at least 0.5% and 8% by weight thickener system comprised of at least one emulsifier present in at least 0.05% by weight wherein the composition in a polymer free state has a viscosity of at least 4,000 centipoise at 23 degrees C. and wherein the emulsifier is comprised of at least one hydrophobic group and at least one hydrophilic group. The hydroalcoholic composition is useful as a hand preparation such as a lotion or as a presurgical scrub replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Asmus, Matthew T. Scholz, Jill R. Charpentier
  • Patent number: 7799340
    Abstract: Stable solutions of lipophilic drugs, such as cyclosporin, forming a polar lipid self-emulsifying drug delivery system. The solutions can include lipophilic drugs, such as cyclosporin, dissolved in a polar lipid, such as having a C6-C12 fatty acid monoglyceride content of at least about 50%, surfactants and triglycerides. The composition forms a fine emulsion on exposure to water. The encapsulated dosage form of this composition needs neither a hydrophilic component nor air-tight blister packaging, and is particularly suitable for oral administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Watson Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinayak T. Bhalani, Satishchandra P. Patel
  • Patent number: 7790146
    Abstract: The present invention relates to highly stable water-in-oil sunscreen emulsions that provide a high sunscreen efficiency (“SE”) having a sun protection factor (“SPF”) of X, where X is at least about 15, and having a sunscreen efficiency (“SE”) of at least 2, preferably at least 3, where SE is the ratio of SPF over the total weight percentage of sunscreen actives based on the total weight of the composition. The emulsions of the present invention provide photoprotection for the period corresponding to the labeled SPF throughout the period of exposure to natural sunlight and comprises (i) at least one sunscreen active and (ii) an alkyl dimethicone copolyol emulsifier in which the water-soluble, alkyl-soluble and silicone-soluble groups of the dimethicone copolyol are in specific ratios to each other. Preferably, the high SE water-in-oil emulsion comprises both a UV-A sunscreen and UV-B sunscreen. More preferably, the combination of sunscreen actives is photostable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventors: Dennis Lott, Kelly Lewellen, Glenn Wiener
  • Patent number: 7780971
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition containing an oily phase dispersed in an aqueous phase, fibers, spherical particles and platelets. The composition has very good stability and applies very uniformly to the skin, with no phenomenon of pilling or of aggregation. It may especially constitute and oil-in-water emulsion that may be used as a cosmetic composition. The invention also relates to the use of the said composition especially to care for, treat, make up or cleanse the skin, the lips, the eyelashes and/or the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: L 'Oreal
    Inventors: Veronique Chevalier, Albane Agostini
  • Patent number: 7771710
    Abstract: A composition, which may be used as an emulsifier or thickening agent for cosmetic and topical products, and its method of production. The composition is based upon one or more anionic polyelectrolytes formed from monomers with an acid functional group. The acid group may be a strong acid or weak acid, and partially or completely salified. A neutral monomer may also be present. Additionally, the composition includes one or more emulsifiers of the water-in-oil type and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Societe d'Exploitation de Produits pour les Industries Chimiques
    Inventor: Paul Mallo