J&J Patents Vanillin Polymers For Darkening the Skin
• U.S. Patent No. 7,935,331 B2; Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., Skillman, NJ, has patented a method of darkening the skin. The method entails applying a polymer to the skin that is comprised of monomers selected from vanillin monomers, o-vanillin monomers and mixtures thereof and monomers selected from 3-aminotyrosine, dihydroxy acetone, aloin, emodin, alizarin, tyrosine, dihydroxyphenylalanine, 4,5-dihydroxynaphthalene-2-sulfonic acid, 3-nitrotyrosine, 3-dimethylamino phenol, p-aminobenzoic acid and mixtures thereof.
L’Oréal Patents ProcessFor Dyeing Fibers
• U.S. Patent No. 7,909,887 B2; L’Oréal S.A., Paris, has patented a process for dyeing human keratin fibers in the presence of at least one oxidizing agent. It entails applying to the fibers at least one anhydrous cosmetic composition that contains at least one fatty substance, at least one organic amine having a pKb less than 12 at 25°C, and at least one surfactant; at least one composition (B) that is comprised of an oxidizing agent; at least one composition (C) comprised of a dye chosen from oxidation dyes and direct dyes; and leaving the compositions on the fibers for a period of time sufficient to dye them.
Hard Surface Cleaner
• U.S. Patent No. 7,910,532 B2; Karin M. Johnson of Dana Point, CA has been awarded a U.S. patent for her composition designed to clean hard surfaces. It is comprised of a soap-water mixture, a dry mixture and a sucrose ester. It can be used on marble, stone, granite, tiles, grout, pots, surfaces in a kitchen and surfaces in bathrooms.
Cosmetic EmulsionsWith Long-Term Stability
• U.S. Patent No. 7,910,119 B2; Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH, Essen, Germany, has been awarded a U.S. patent for an oil-in-water emulsion that is comprised of non-ethoxylated emulsifier combination including noncarbohydrate polyol partial esters of linear or branched fatty acids (emulsifier component A) and emulsifiers based on carbohydrate (emulsifier component B), one or more oils, and preservative.
Heat Activated Fabric Treatment
• U.S. Patent No. 7,932,223 B2; a heatactivated fabric treatment composition has been patented by Conopco, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ. This treatment composition contains quaternary ammonium fabric softening materials, a nonionic surfactant, a fatty component selected from fatty acids having a melting point of at least 40°C, fatty alcohols having a melting point of at least 40°C and mixtures thereof, and water.
Antimicrobial CompositionActive Against E. Coli, Staph
• U.S. Patent No. 7,935,732 B2; ISPInvestments, Wilmington, DE, has patented anantimicrobial composition consisting essentially of a mixture of 1,2-pentanediol, 1,2-hexanediol and 1,2-octanediol, phenoxyethanol and a co-biocide. The antimicrobial composition is active against at least one of E. coli, Staph aureus, P. aeruginosa, B. cepacia, C. albicans and A. niger.
Detergent Composition Patented by Akzo Nobel
• U.S Patent No. 7,935,666 B2; Akzo Nobel N.V., Arnhem, The Netherlands, has patented a detergent composition that contains at least one anionic or nonionic surfactant, and a copolymer having at least one amine-functional monomer, at least one hydrophobic ethylenically unsaturated monomer, hydroxy functional ethylenically unsaturated monomer, and a diethylenically unsaturated monomer or polyfunctional mercaptan.
The amine-functional monomer is not a quaternized amine, and the copolymer has been at least 75 mol % neutralized with an organic acid.
A Pair of Pesticides
• U.S. Patent No. 7,931,910 B2; W. Neudorff GmbH KG, Emmerthal, Germany, has patented a method for killing insects. It entails providing a pesticidal composition with one component selected from the group consisting of a phosphonic acid chelating agent, a metal complex of the phosphonic acid chelating agent, a phosphonic acid chelating agent combined with a metal salt, and mixtures thereof, and a second component that comprises a dry food source effective as a bait edible to insect pests. The pesticidal composition is applied as a solid, dry form to an area infested with insect pests, such that the insect pests can ingest the composition.
• U.S. Patent No. 7,931,911 B2; Riken, Wako-Shi, Saitama, Japan, has been awarded a patent for a pesticidal/ovicidal composition. It contains a triglyceride containing not less than 50% of oleic acid as a fatty acid component; a cationic surface active agent; and a glycerin derivative. The cationic surface active agent is at least one agent selected from lauryl dihydroxyethyl amine, hexadecyl amine, hexadecyl hydroxyethyl amine, lauryl amine acetate, hexadecyl poly (15) hydroxy ethyl amine, lauryl dimethyl benzalkonium chloride, oleyl dihydroxyethyl methyl ammonium chloride and octadecyl dimethyl benzalkonium. The glycerin derivative is at least one derivative selected from glycerol monoalkyl fatty acid esters, glycerol dialkyl fatty acid esters, polyglycerol monoalkyl fatty acid esters, and polyglycerol polyalkyl fatty acid esters, wherein said fatty acid esters have C12-C18 fatty acids.