ROSACEA AND ACNE TREATMENT PATENTED BY BIODERM
U.S. Patent No. 7,834,055 B2; Bioderm, Inc., Madison, WI, has patented a method of treating rosacea or acne. It entails applying a composition that is comprised of ascorbic acid, glucosamine and water. The composition is prepared by dissolving 10- 50% of the ascorbic acid in water at approximately 60-90°C to provide an aqueous ascorbic acid solution of at least 20% (w/v); cooling the aqueous ascorbic acid solution to below about 40°C; combining the aqueous ascorbic acid solution with water, glucosamine, and ascorbic acid to provide a composition and adjusting the pH of the composition to about 3.5-4.1.
New Scar Treatment
U.S. Patent No. 7,833,542 B2; Joel R. Studin of Great Neck, NY has been awarded a U.S. patent for a method of treating healed wounds to reduce scarring and/or improve the appearance of scars. It entails applying onto a healed wound a composition that contains a fluid, filmforming carrier, and subsequently hardening the carrier into a tangible membrane juxtaposed to the healed wound, to reduce scarring or improve the appearance.
Laundry Treatment With Blue/Violet Dye
U.S. Patent No. 7,833,958 B2; Conopco, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, has patented a laundry treatment composition which comprises a surfactant and a combination of dyes which have a visual effect as a single dye. The dyes have a peak absorption wavelength of 540-650nm on cotton.
Avon Awarded Two Patents To Enhance Eyelash Volume
U.S. Patent No. 7,837,984 B2; Avon has patented a method for imparting a volumizing effect to eyelashes. It is comprised of contacting eyelashes with a cosmetically acceptable post-foaming gel composition that contains a film forming agent; a volatile aliphatic hydrocarbon post-foaming component; a surfactant; and a pigment. The volatile aliphatic hydrocarbon post-foaming component causes the surfactant to foam on the eyelashes so that the composition encasing the eyelashes increases in radius.
A second patent (U.S. 7,837,985 B2), which involves a method for imparting a volumizing effect to eyelashes, has also been awarded to Avon. The eyelashes are contacted with a post-expanding composition comprising a film-forming agent, a surfactant, a solvent for the surfactant and a volatile agent. The film-forming agent is present in an amount effective to form a film that entraps at least a portion of foam formed by interaction of the volatile agent and the surfactant after the composition is applied to eyelashes.
Alterna Patents Hair Care Component
U.S. Patent No. 7,833,289 B1; Alterna Holdings Corp., Los Angeles, has patented a hair care component for use in hair coloring systems. It is a mixture of an aqueous solution; an emulsion comprising a polysiloxane- polyoxyalkylene block co-polymer, wherein the copolymer includes an aminofunctional silicone; and a cationic water-in-oil liquid dispersion comprising an alkylene, olefinically unsaturated (alkyl)- amide. The dispersion inverts from the water-in-oil phase to an oil-in-water phase when mixed with the aqueous solution.
Instant Stain Removing Device
U.S. Patent No. 7,832,041 B2; S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Racine, WI, has been awarded a U.S. patent for treating a stain, spot or mark on an article of clothing while the clothing is being worn. The patent covers an applicator that has a tip, reservoir and a doughnut-shaped absorbent pad. The applicator tip is used to partially soak the clothing on and immediately around the stain. The device is then rotated, engaging the clothing and the solution and wicking the solution from the clothing with the absorbent pad and transferring the stain to the absorbent pad.
P&G Patents Composition To Mitigate Skin Staining
U.S. Patent No. 7,837,742 B2; The Procter & Gamble Company has patented a cosmetic composition for mitigating skin staining. It is comprised of a cationic polymer comprising cationic protonated amine or quaternary ammonium functionalities comprising dialkylaminoalkyl acrylates, dialkylaminoalkyl methacrylates, monoalkylaminoalkyl acrylates, monoalkylamino alkyl methacrylates, trialkyl methacryloxyalkyl ammonium salts, trialkyl acryloxyalkyl ammonium salts, diallyl quaternary ammonium salts, pyridinium moeities, imidazolium moeities, quaternized pyrrolidone moeities, and mixture thereof; an encapsulated anionic colorant selected from the group consisting of FD&C Yellow 5, D&C Yellow 10, D&C Red 33, D&C Green 5, D&C Yellow 8, D&C Red 28, and mixtures thereof; and an aqueous carrier; wherein the cationic polymer forms a coacervate with the encapsulated anionic colorant.
Extrudable Multiphase Cleansing Liquid
U.S. Patent No. 7,838,479 B2; Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, Greenwich, CT, has patented a stable, extrudable, multiphase aqueous liquid cleansing composition. It entails a container having an outlet for dispensing the composition; an acid phase including at least one acid held within the container; and a soap phase including at least one soap held within the container. The acid and soap phases are present in distinct macro phases whose average dimension is about 2.0mm or greater, and are mixed with each other within the container. The substantial reaction of the acid and soap phases with each other does not occur when the composition is stored for 50°C for 30 days.
Liquid Cleanser Patented By Kimberly-Clark
U.S. Patent No. 7,838,477 B2; Kimberly- Clark has patented a cleansing composition comprising a foaming agent, a thickener, swellable clay and particles having a particle size of from about 150 microns to about 4 millimeters suspended in the composition. The particles comprise encapsulated additives. The composition has a viscosity of approximately 3,500- 40,000 cps and a pH of from 4.5-8.5.
Conopco Patents Soap With Artisan Appearance
U.S. Patent No. 7,838,480 B2; Conopco, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, has patented a process for the manufacture of an artisan cleansing bar having inclusions embedded in its surface. The patent covers the following steps: forming a billet having a continuous and smooth surface comprised of an extruded cleansing base, placing one or more inclusion masses on the continuous and smooth surface of the billet to form an inclusion bearing billet; stamping the inclusion bearing billet in a direction perpendicular to the surface on which the inclusion mass is placed to embed the inclusion mass or masses into a surface layer of the billet to form a personal washing bar having one or more visually distinct surface inclusions. The extruded cleansing base has a hardness as measured by the Cylinder Impaction Test of at least about 20 lb/in2 when measured at a temperature in the range from about 30°C to about 42°C.
Biodegradable Alkaline Disinfectant Cleaner
U.S. Patent No. 7,838,485 B2; American Sterilizer Co. has patented an aqueous, lowfoaming alkaline cleaning composition. The composition contains sodium hydroxide (50% active), at least two biodegradable nonionic surfactants that are primary or secondary alcohol ethoxylates, a UV-analyzable surfactant comprising sodium xylene sulfonate (40%), a biodegradable chelating agent comprising methylglycine diacetic acid and water. The cleaning composition is biodegradable, phosphate-free, stable for an unexpected shelf life, low-foaming and capable of being validated using known UV detection techniques. The cleaning composition has disinfectant properties when used alone, without the need for additional sanitizers or disinfecting components, or separate sanitizing or disinfecting steps.