Recent in Patents (page 5 of 23)
Apr 7, 2016
What do you get when you cross a mylar film with given compounds, polymers and UV light? The answer, in this patent application, isn't clear—it's blue. And it indicates when a sunscreen has run its protective course.
Apr 6, 2016
Dear fragrance: What's the big rush? You're quick to drift into the ether, leaving barely a trace of you behind. We'd love for you to stick around, as this patent from Firmenich suggests you could. Consider this traditional cosmetic emollient.
Apr 5, 2016
Melandrium firmum rohrbach extract may be the latest miracle-worker, with death-defying health benefits—cell death-defying, that is. This South Korean patent application explores its role for cosmetics and more.
Mar 28, 2016
Fairness in cosmetics is about more than being pale; it's about sharing color evenly across skin. This patent from Avon takes this judicious approach to skin whitening by weighing all the paths to reach it, and spreading the wealth across them.
Mar 28, 2016
Falling apart literally is what this invention from Tel Aviv University is intended to do. Here, the inventors describe a micelle system that is activated by enzymes to deliver flavor, cosmetic, textile and other ingredients.
Mar 28, 2016
Rosy cheeks, they say, are a sign of good health but in the case of rosacea, they are a hyper-reactive reality. Thus, in this patent application, Allergan has developed an α1-adrenoceptor that flushes out the truth.
Mar 23, 2016
Do the words probiotic and anti-dandruff seem contradictory? Maybe on the surface, but on a micro level in the scalp, L'Oréal and Nestec have found they harmonize to restore balance.
Mar 22, 2016
In anti-dandruff hair care, sensory cues often are second to deposition/performance. Apparently, however, P&G inventors have a soft spot for both, as this patent for improving the feel of anti-dandruff conditioners demonstrates.
Mar 21, 2016
The Easter Bunny is hiding more than eggs. His coumestrol-rich diet of alfalfa sprouts, red clover, soybeans, peas, mung bean and more holds the key to skin elasticity and wrinkle prevention, according to this AmorePacific patent.
Mar 18, 2016
In this patent application, inventors at Henkel have whipped up a novel composition to temporarily shape and hold hair styles.
Mar 17, 2016
Oral care colorants have a new mission: as antibacterial agents. As this patent application from Colgate-Palmolive explains, colorants typically used in oral care have been found to possess strong antibacterial activity when activated with visible light.
Mar 16, 2016
If you follow our Patent Picks column, you might be thinking "What the gel?" At least that's what I though when yet another gel-based patent application, this time UV protection from L'Oréal, came up in my search.