Patent Picks by Bud Brewster

Aug 20, 2007 | Contact Author | By: Bud Brewster
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Patents and intellectual property are vital to building and growing a business but during the creative formulating process it is nearly impossible to research every patent that is issued. In response, Cosmetics & Toiletries.com now features collections of recently issued patents for your consideration. Chosen by our technical editor, Bud Brewster, for their relevance to personal care, these "Patent Picks" are taken from publicly available sources, collected and presented here for your convenience.

PATENT PICKS

Skin
7,229,650
June 12, 2007
Johnson & Johnson
Method for the topical treatment and prevention of inflammatory disorders and related conditions using extracts of feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
This invention relates to a method of treating and preventing inflammatory disorders and related conditions using an extract of feverfew. Particularly, it comprises a topical composition containing an effective amount of feverfew extract as well as a method of its application to patients. In addition, the said extract is substantially free of alpha-unsaturated gamma lactone.

Formulation
7,229,632
June 12, 2007
Seppic
Topical compositions with outer phase and preparation method
The described emulsion has one oily outer phase and two aqueous inner phases, one of which is a gel. The emulsion may be used for cosmetic, pharmaceutical, veterinary and detergent purposes.

AP/Deo
7,229,611
June 12, 2007 
The Gillette Company
Clear personal care compositions containing visible capsules
Disclosed in this patent are clear antiperspirant or deodorant compositions that include visible capsules.

Sun Care
7,229,610
June 12, 2007 
L’Oréal
Diarylbutadiene-substituted diorganopolysiloxanes and photoprotective compositions comprised thereof
Novel 4,4-diarylbutadiene-substituted diorganopolysiloxanes having the structural formulae (1) or (2): ##STR00001## in which A is a radical of formula (3) below: ##STR00002## are useful sunscreens for UV-photoprotecting human skin against the damaging effects of UV-radiation, notably UV-A radiation.

7,229,609
June 12, 2007
L’Oréal
Diarylbutadiene-substituted methyltrialkylsilanes and photoprotective compositions comprised thereof
Novel 4,4-diarylbutadiene-substituted methyltrialkylsilanes having the structural formula (I): ##STR00001## are useful sunscreens for UV-photoprotecting human skin against the damaging effects of UV-radiation, notably UV-A radiation.

Color
20070134180
June 14, 2007 
Avon Products Inc.
Cosmetic compositions with encapsulated pigments and a method for their use
This invention is a pigmented cosmetic composition that consists of a cosmetically acceptable vehicle, a cosmetic active and a plurality of encapsulated pigment particles. The particles have an encapsulant and an entrapped pigment within the encapsulant. The encapsulant includes silicon dioxide and exhibits a refractive index of about 1.4 to about 1.6.

20070134177
June 14, 2007 
BASF Catalysts LLC
Effect Materials
The present invention provides a cosmetic comprising pearlescent pigment. The pearlescent pigment comprises: (a) a CVD or PVD deposited layer of a first material; and (b) a CVD or PVD deposited layer of a second material.

 

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