Patents

  • Universite de Montreal Patents Biofilm-Removing Detergent

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,762,160 B2: Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada, patented a composition to remove a biofilm from a surface without the use of peroxide, terpene or sodium hypochiorite. The agent contains cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) detergent a…


  • Disinfecting Cleaner Patent Granted to S.C. Johnson

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,762,162 B1: S.C. John-son & Son patented a cleaner comprising biocidal-disinfecting quaternary ammonium biocides and substituted guanidine biocides, an acrylate mono-mer cationic polymer, a nonionic or cationic surfactant and opti…


  • Medical Instrument Cleanser Patented by Novapharm

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,762,161 B2: Novapharm Research Pty Ltd., Australia, patented a method to clean a medical instrument contaminated with an organic load-including protein. The liquid composition consists of a protease, a monoquaternary ammonium disinfec…


  • Liquid Ester Patent Granted to J&J

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,762,158 B2: Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Consumer Cos., Inc., Skillman, NJ, patented a personal care product comprising at least two water-dispersible components to produce a uniform clear mixture or uniform hazy mixture, and at le…


  • Philips Sues Gillette Co. Over Electric Toothbrush

    November 22, 2005
    Reports suggest Royal Philips Electron-ics, New York, has accused Boston-based Gillette Co. of violating patents for its electric toothbrush technology, specifically Gillette’s Oral-B Sonicare toothbrushes that use microprocessors to direct bri…


  • Hair Care Formula Patented by Eastman

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,749,836 B1: Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport, TN, patented a hair care formulation comprising a spray-dried hybrid-graft copolymer, a liquid vehicle and at least one volatile organic compound.…


  • LOral Earns Patent For Regulating Cosmetic

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,749,837 B1: French researchers for L’Oréal SA, France, were awarded a patent for a cosmetic that consists of at least one film-forming polymer and at least one oxyalkylenated silicone additive.…


  • Sunscreen Method Patented by Shiseido

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,749,838 B1: Shiseido Company Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, patented a sunscreen cosmetic containing a micro particle zinc oxide composite powder that is coated with a silicic anhydride and treated with a silicone on the surface. This compositio…


  • Dishwasher Mineral Remover Patented by Researcher

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,750,186 B2: A research-er in Jacksonville, FL, patented a method to remove mineral deposits, especially calcium carbonate, from the inside of a dishwasher using cleaner solid tablets or pellets. They comprise at least one chelating ag…


  • Premier Patents Novel Skin Protection

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,719,964 B1: Middle-sex, NJ-based Premier Specialties Inc. has been granted a patent utilizing ethyl p-methoxycinnamate derived from kaempferia galanga root for new and improved cosmetic compositions and methods to prevent and treat ch…


  • Photoprotective Cosmetic Patent Granted to LOral

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,749,839 B2: L’Oréal, Paris, France, researchers earned a patent for a photoprotective and topical cosmetic for the skin and/or hair containing aromatic amide, sulphonamide, novel aromatic amide and/or carbamate derivative…


  • Pigment Inhibition Method Patent Awarded to NYU

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,749,840 B2: New York University, New York, NY, earned a patent for a method to decrease melanin synthesis in a melanocyte by contacting the melanocyte with a melanin synthesis-inhibiting amount of a fatty acid synthase (FAS) inhibitor…


  • Revlon Earns Patent For Acidic Antiperspirant

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,749,841 B2: Revlon Consumer Products Corp., New York, NY, patented a method to inhibit the loss of gel strength in an acidic aqueous-based solid antiperspirant containing one or more polysaccharides. The process involves heating a mix…


  • Wheat-Derived Liquid Foam Patented by MGP

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,749,842 B2: Research-ers assigned to Midwest Grain Products (MGP), Atchison, KS, patented a foam comprising enzymatically-hydrolyzed wheat gluten protein that is dispersed in aqueous liquid.…


  • Wella Patents Cosmetics With Electric Polymers

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,749,843 B2: Darmstadt-based Wella AG patented a cosmetic composition that contains at least one electrically-conductive polymer in a cosmetic foundation.…