Patents

  • Solid Hair Coloring Article

    September 4, 2013
    US Patent No. 8,444,716 B1; P&G has patented a soluble solid hair coloring article. It is comprised of direct dye that is comprised of zwitterionic direct dye and one or more soluble porous solids comprising a polymeric structurant, plasticizer,…


  • Compositions to Tint Keratin

    September 4, 2013
    US Patent No. 8,491,921 B2; ELC Management, LLC, has patented a cosmetic composition comprising at least one volatile solvent selected from the group consisting of isododecane, isohexadecane, hexamethyl disiloxane, octamethyl trisiloxane, decamethylt…


  • Dental Whitening Strips

    September 4, 2013
    US Patent No. 8,496,947 B2; Creative Specialty Products, LLC, Lewes, DE, has patented a dental whitening strip that has a three layer laminated structure. The first layer is a barrier support comprising a polyolefin polymer film in contact with a sec…


  • Recent Oral Care Patents

    August 2, 2013
    Among the oral care patents issued last month, was a dentrifice containing functional film flakes, which was filed by Colgate-Palmolive Company. The dentifrice composition (Patent No. 8,475,771 B2) comprised an orally acceptable vehicle and film flak…


  • J&J Patents Sunscreen with UV Absorbing Polymer

    August 2, 2013
    US Patent No. 8,475,774 B2; Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies has patented a composition comprising a continuous water phase; a discontinuous oil phase comprising a UV-absorbing polyester that is formed by a polycondensation reaction of dimerd…


  • SCJ Patents Hard Surface Cleaner with Anti-Fog Benefits

    August 2, 2013
    US Patent No. 8,476,214 B2; S.C. Johnson has patented a multi-functional hard surface treating composition that contains a surfactant system including at least two surfactants; at least one alkylene glycol alkyl ether; at least two solvents; at least…


  • Ecolab’s Antimicrobial For Use on Food Products

    August 2, 2013
    US Patent No. 8,445,419 B2; Ecolab has patented a method of treating meat or poultry with an antimicrobial composition. It entails applying an antimicrobial composition to a meat processing tool selected from the group consisting of a meat pounder, a…


  • Hair Composition, Lipstick Patented by L’Oréal

    August 2, 2013
    US Patents No. 8,475,778 B2 and 8,475,816 B2; L’Oréal has been issued two US patents that relate to its beauty business. In 8,475,778 B2, L’Oréal has patented a process for inhibiting hair from becoming frizzy when exposed t…


  • Scrub Bars with Seeds, Coffee Grounds, St. John’s Wort

    August 2, 2013
    US Patent No. 8,476,213 B1; Monika S. Rudie of Dublin, OH has patented a scrub bar. It  is comprised of a soap base; oil; St. John’s wort; dried peppermint leaf; strawberry, poppy, blueberry and apricot seeds; and coffee grounds. …


  • Process for Unit Dose Detergent Patented by P&G

    July 10, 2013
    • US 8,435,935 B2; The Procter & Gamble Company has patented a process for making water-soluble pouches that contain a plurality of compartments, in which at least one compartment has a detergent active or auxiliary component. The process in…


  • Cream Stimulates Mitochondrial Activity

    July 10, 2013
    • US 8,435,547 B2; John P. Blass of New York City has patented a topical skin composition for stimulating mitochondrial activity in the skin cells of humans. It is comprised of (a) a Krebs cycle intermediate, a precursor of a Krebs cycle interme…


  • L’Oréal Combats Melanocytes Disappearance in Hair

    July 10, 2013
    • US Patent No. 8,445,004 B2; L’Oréal, Paris, has patented a  method for combating the disappearance of the melanocytes of hair follicles by maintaining and/or by regenerating the population of active melanocytes of the bulbs a…


  • Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaning Solution for Urinals

    July 10, 2013
    • US Patent No. 8,435,934 B2; Biochem Environmental Solutions, Ontario, has patented a method of cleaning and sanitizing a porcelain urinal by introducing a composition to the water stream supplying the urinal. The composition is comprised of w…


  • Mary Kay Patents Skin Care composition with Plant Extracts

    July 10, 2013
    • US Patent No. 8,444,959 B2; Mary Kay Inc. has patented a topical skin composition. It is comprised of a first MMP-1 inhibitor, wherein the first inhibitor is an extract from Burretiodendron hsienmu; a second MMP-1 inhibitor, wherein the second…


  • Galderma Patents Composition For Keratinization Disorders

    June 6, 2013
    • US Patent No. 8,435,502 B2; Galderma Research & Development, Biot, France, has patented a topically applicable and stable cosmetic/dermatological composition that contains at least one naphthoic acid compound useful for the treatment of ke…