Patents

  • Acidic Hard Surface Cleaners Patented by Reckitt Benckiser

    April 4, 2013
    US Patent No. 8,383,566 B2; Reckitt Benckiser LLC has patented acidic hard surface cleaning compositions that exhibit good removal of greasy stains and concurrently also exhibit good soap scum removal from hard surfaces. The compositions are compris…


  • Tooth Whitening Lozenge Patented by Cadbury

    April 4, 2013
    US Patent No. 8,388,938 B2, Cadbury Holdings Limited, Middlesex, UK, has patented a solid oral tooth whitening lozenge composition that is comprised of more than 75% by weight of solid material. The composition contains a water-soluble lozenge base,…


  • Ecolab Patents Rinse Aid With Synergistic Preservative

    April 4, 2013
    US Patent No. 8,383,570 B2; Ecolab USA Inc. has been awarded a US patent for preservative compositions that are comprised of sodium bisulfate, to bring the composition to a pH of about 2, and a combination of acids consisting of benzoic and sorbic ac…


  • Faber Castell Patents Cosmetic For Eyelids, Brows

    April 4, 2013
    US Patent 8,388,988 B2; Faber-Castell AG, Stein, Germany, has been awarded a US patent covering an aqueous cosmetic preparation for coloring eyelids and eyebrows. It consists of an aqueous plastic dispersion based on an acrylate polymer; alcohol, whe…


  • Organic Residue Remover

    April 4, 2013
    US Patent No. 8,394,751 B2; W. M. Barr & Company, Memphis, TN, has patented a organic residue remover composition. The composition is obtained by mixing at least one water insoluble hydrophobic compound; at least one water soluble glycol ether,…


  • L’Oréal Patents Mousse

    April 4, 2013
    US Patent No. 8,394,394 B2; Mousse formulations have been patented by L’Oréal France. The cosmetic base is comprised of an anhydrous mixture of an effective amount of at least one first non-emulsifying, gellable silicone elastomer; an ef…


  • Pearlscent Agent Slurry for Liquid Treatment

    April 4, 2013
    US Patent No. 8,394,752 B2; The Procter & Gamble Company has patented an inorganic pearlescent agent slurry suitable for use in a liquid treatment composition. The slurry consists of inorganic pearlescent agent; organic solvent, selected from the…


  • Wasp and Hornet Spray Features Natural Oils

    April 4, 2013
    US Patent No. 8,394,358 B2; Sterling International Inc., based in Spokane, WA, has patented a wasp, hornet and yellow jacket spray repellent and nest pesticide. The insecticidal composition consists of lemongrass oil, clove oil, rosemary oil and ger…


  • Tattoo Removal System Uses Perfluorodecalin and Laser

    April 4, 2013
     US Patent No. 8,394,359 B1; Michael P. O’Neil of Dublin, CA has patented a method for tattoo removal. The method includes applying perfluorodecalin to a treatment area and exposing the tattoo portion to a laser output.…


  • Shark Repelling Method

    April 4, 2013
      Should sun safe surfers protect their boards too? No, not from UV damage...from shark bites. They might be able to, thanks to an idea patented by Anthony Neville Drew of London. Neville has patented a method of repelling…


  • Recent Hair Color Patents

    April 4, 2013
      Here are several hair color patents that were recently awarded by the US Patent Office. Procter & Gamble Company has patented an oxidative hair coloring composition (Patent No. 8,382,854 B2) comprising a non-ammo…


  • P&G Patents Wet Wipes

    April 4, 2013
    US 8,377,459 B2; Procter & Gamble Company has patented a wet wipe comprising a nonwoven material releasably carrying an oil-in-water emulsion composition. The oil-in-water emulsion composition is comprised of an emollient; a surfactant selec…


  • Semi-Rigid Gel Cleansing Article

    March 14, 2013
    • US Patent No. 8,357,645 B2; The United States of America/Secretary of Agriculture has patented a semi-rigid gel cleansing article that contains at least one gelling agent, at least one solvent and an effective amount of at least one cleansing…


  • 3M Patents Surfactant-Free Topical Insect Repellent

    March 14, 2013
    US Patent No. 8,114,386 B2; 3M Innovative Properties Company, St. Paul, MN, has patented a single phase, surfactant-free, topical insect repellent composition. It is comprised of an effective amount of one or more film-forming methyl vinyl ether-male…


  • Preparation of UV-Curable Artificial Nail Gels

    March 14, 2013
    US 8,367,045 B2; Mycone Dental Supply Co., Cherry Hill, NJ, has patented a method of preparing colored ultraviolet (UV)-curable compositions useful for adornment of natural and artificial nails and artificial nail extensions. It entails dispersing a…