Patents

  • Unilever HPC Earns Patent for AP/Deo

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,719,965 B2: A research-er for Unilever Home & Personal Care (HPC) USA, Chicago, IL, developed a patent for an antiperspirant/deodorant (AP/deo) composition that contains a particulate AP/deo active and a polyol that is partially m…


  • Skin Protector Against Irradiation Patented by Premier

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,719,964 B1: Middlesex, NJ-based Premier Specialties Inc., patented a method to protect mammalian skin against harmful effects of tyrosinase and chemically-induced irritation (other than UV radiation) by applying a preparation containi…


  • SmithKline Beecham Patents Protective Oral Composition

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,719,963 B2: SmithKline Beecham plc, Brentford, UK, research-ers patented a process to prepare a liquid composition to reduce tooth enamel erosion in acidic beverages such as fruit juice, cider, wine, vinegar, acidic dairy products, ac…


  • Cognis Patents Use Of Chitosan for Nicks

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,719,961 B1: Research-ers for Cognis Corp., Cincinnati, OH, were awarded a patent for decreasing skin irritation caused by shaving with a chitosan composition.…


  • Avon Products Receives Insect Repellent Patent

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,719,959 B1: Avon Products, Inc., Suffern, NY, earned a patent for a long-lasting insect repellent for the skin that contains enough repellent to repel insects and a sufficient amount of urethane polymer to form a film on the surface o…


  • Zinc Oxide Gels Patented by Bayer

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,710,091 B1: Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany, patented a process to prepare nano-sized zinc oxide particles. The method includes carrying out basic hydrolysis of at least one zinc compound in alcohol and/or water mixture; leaving the pre…


  • BASF Awarded Patent For Washing Preparation

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,710,024 B2: BASF AG, Ludwigshaften, Germany, patented a detersive composition containing a water-soluble or water-dispersible block copolymer and at least two polymer blocks with different monomer compositions and an anionic, cationic…


  • Surfactant Method Patented By Sasol Germany

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,710,022 B1: Sasol Germany GmbH, Germany, patented a surfactant composition comprising one or more gemini surfactants and one or more co-amphiphiles.…


  • Cognis Patents Use Of Esters as Thickeners

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,710,082 B1: Spanish researchers for Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Düsseldorf, Ger-many, patented a process for increasing the viscosity of an aqueous surface-active composition by adding an effective, viscosity-enhancing…


  • PCA Granted Patent For Kojic Acid Skin Peel

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,710,076 B2: Margaret M. Ancira patented a skin peel for Physician’s Choice of Arizona, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, containing a skin exfoliating agent and kojic acid. The composition induces skin peeling after the application of one o…


  • BMS Patents Hydantoin To Reduce Inflammation

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,710,064 B2: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Princeton, NJ, earn-ed a patent for the use of hydantoin as an anti-inflammatory agent.…


  • Nanosphere System New from Salvona

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. U.S. 6,491,902: Salvona Consumer Care LLC, Dayton, NJ, recently patented NanoSal, a nanotechnology system that executives said stabilizes functional ingredients, synchronizes ingredients, extends the life of product benefits, enhances the…


  • Emulsification Method Patented by Kibun Food

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,710,038 B1: Research-ers for Tokyo-based Kibun Food Chemifa Co., Ltd., patented an emulsification method. It involves mixing a liquid containing water and a hydro-phobic component with a propylene glycol hyaluronate ester having an es…


  • Lohmann Patents Water-Soluble Film

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,709,671 B2: LTS Loh-mann Therapie-Systeme AG, Neuwied, Germany, patented a water-soluble film for oral administration with instant wettability. The monolayer film is formed from a mucoadhesive composition comprising at least one water…


  • Low Emulsifier Systems Patented by Beiersdorf

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,709,662 B1: Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, Germany, earned a patent for a finely dispersed, water-in-oil or oil-in-water Pickering emulsion. It contains amphiphilic microfine particles derived from coated metal oxides; at least one film form…