Patent Picks— HASE Rheology Modifiers, Elastomeric Silanes, Biodegradable Polymers, Color Changing, Extracting Soapberry and More for Cleansing

Method for production of limulus-positive glycolipid, the limulus-positive glycolipid, and composition containing the limulus-positive glycolipid
US Patent 8071758
Publication Date: Dec. 6, 2011
Assignee: BioMedical Research Group Inc., Macrophi Inc. and G Soma

It has been found that a limulus-positive glycolipid is present in xanthan gum derived from Xanthomonas, which has been commercially available and eaten for many years, and this was purified, and it has been found that this limulus-positive glycolipid has an immunopotentiation effect.

A method for safely and inexpensively producing the limulus-positive glycolipid containing an immunopotentiator at high concentrations is provided. The method for producing the limulus-positive glycolipid of the present invention comprises extracting the limulus-positive glycolipid from xanthan gum. A limulus-positive glycolipid composition containing the limulus-positive glycolipid can be used for various applications such as pharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals for animals, quasi drugs, cosmetics, foods, functional foods, feedstuff and bath agents.

Compositions having HASE rheology modifiers
US Patent 8071674
Publication Date: Dec. 6, 2011
Assignee: Rhodia Operations

The present invention relates to HASE rheological additives for aqueous systems and emulsions. More particularly, the present invention relates to a pH-responsive composition and a method useful for modifying the rheological properties of aqueous emulsions.

To make polymer, particularly pH responsive polymers, the patent utilizes a monomer compound that contains at least one polymerizable functional group per molecule, and at least one bicycloheptyl-, bicycloheptenyl-, or branched (C5-C42)alkyl-polyether radical per molecule, wherein the bicycloheptyl- or bicycloheptenyl-polyether radical may optionally be substituted on one or more of the ring carbon atoms by one or two (C1-C6)alkyl groups per ring carbon atom.

Compositions containing quaternary ammonium compounds
US Patent 8071114
Publication  Date: Dec. 6, 2011
Assignee: Novagli Pharma S.A.

This invention relates to pharmaceutical, ophthalmic or cosmetic compositions containing quaternary ammonium compounds, more preferably to ophthalmic emulsions being useful for eye care or for the treatment of eye conditions. This invention also relates to compositions including at least one quaternary ammonium compound as cationic agent. This invention relates to compositions containing quaternary ammonium compounds in which the nitrogen atom is substituted by at least one alkyl group having at least 12 carbon atoms, characterized in that said composition includes at least 20% w/w ammonium halides in which the nitrogen atom is substituted by at least one alkyl group having at least 14 carbon atoms and is preferably more than 7% w/w ammonium halides in which the nitrogen atom is substituted by at least one alkyl group having at least 16 carbon atoms. This invention also relates to ophthalmic o/w emulsions containing such compositions, said ophthalmic emulsions being useful for eye care or for the treatment of eye conditions.

Personal care applications of emulsions containing elastomeric silanes and siloxanes with nitrogen atoms
US Patent 8071079
Publication Date: Dec. 6, 2011
Assignee: Dow Corning Corp.

O/W and w/o emulsions and microemulsions containing elastomeric silanes or siloxanes preferably having quaternary ammonium groups are generally made by reacting organic quaternary ammonium compounds having epoxide groups or halohydrin groups, with silanes or siloxanes having amino groups. The reaction is carried out in an aqueous polar phase containing a crosslinking agent and surfactant. The emulsions and microemulsions are especially useful for treating hair, skin or the underarm.

Composition comprising biodegradable polymers for use in a cosmetic composition
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/149689
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2011
Assignee: Micro Powders Inc. and D Gittleman

The present invention relates to polymer powder compositions for cosmetic compositions, cosmetic compositions comprising such polymer powders, processes for manufacturing the polymer powders, methods of making cosmetic compositions and the use of such cosmetic compositions in topical applications.

More particularly, the present invention relates to cosmetic compositions, including fine particle cosmetic products, loose and packed cosmetic powders, foundations, eye shadows, scrub soaps, scrubs, exfoliating agents, creams, liquids, gels, lotions and compositions suitable for keratin materials made from micronized biodegradable polymers. The compositions according to the invention are intended more particularly for the keratin materials of human beings, such as the skin (including the scalp), the nails and keratin fibers, and/or mucous membranes.

Topical pharmaceutical or cosmetic composition useful for the treatment of diseases or conditions that transcur through a deficit of maturation of the cornified envelope
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/147933
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2011
Assignee: Laboratorios Leti S.L., N Serra-Baldrich, G Garcia Bertran

Disclosed is a combination of glycerin, niacinamide, and an extract of Fucus serratus, topical pharmaceutical or cosmetic compositions containing them, processes for their preparations,  their pharmaceutical use in the prophylaxis and/or treatment of disease or conditions that transcur through a deficit of maturation of the cornified envelope, and their cosmetic use as a skin care agent, skin barrier recovery agent and moisturizer.

Cosmetic composition and hair wash
US Patent Application 20110294773
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2011
Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.

Disclosed is a cosmetic composition and a hair wash that are effective in metal pyrithione salt persistence after washing with a washing liquid containing a surfactant, etc. The composition comprises a copolymer and a metal pyrithione salt, wherein the copolymer contains constituting units corresponding to a cationic vinyl monomer of a specific structure and constituting units corresponding to a nonionic vinyl monomer of a specific structure.

Glyceryl and glycol acid compounds
US Patent Application 20110294762
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2011
Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.

This patent discusses a composition comprising a glyceryl salicylate compound and/or a glycol salicylate compound. The compositions can be used to reduce the amount of moisture evaporated from skin, protect the skin from UV light and treat aged or damaged skin.

The invention relates to compounds that can be used in topical compositions such as cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions. In certain embodiments, the compound can include an acid molecule attached to a glyceryl or glycol molecule via an ester linkage. Generic and specific structures of these compounds are disclosed throughout this specification and incorporated into this section by reference.

The compositions can be included in a cosmetic vehicle such as an emulsion (e.g., o/w and w/o), cream, lotion, solution (e.g., aqueous or hydro-alcoholic solution), anhydrous base (e.g., lipstick or a powder), gel and ointment. In other non-limiting embodiments, the compositions of the present invention can be included in anti-aging, cleansing or moisturizing products.

Cosmetic composition for skin cleansing
United States Patent Application 20110294711
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2011
Assignee: CAL Brasilino De, R Pereira Lima, JA Bucchi, VC Boschetti, CE De Souza, R Rubens Miguel and J Ferreira Alves

The present invention describes a cosmetic composition for skin cleansing, the end product of which has peculiar and improved physical characteristics with regard to plasticity, malleability, moldability and non-friability. Said peculiar and improved physical characteristics occur because of the presence of a structural analog of vegetable starch in the formulation of the end product. Said cosmetic composition for skin cleansing comprises: at least one surfactant; fecula; at least one cosmetic agent and a cosmetically acceptable carrier.

Method for extracting substances from soapberry fruit and seed and products made therefrom
US Patent Application 20110293760
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2011
Assignee: H-J Hsu

Discussed is a manufacturing technique for extracting active interface saponin and organic substances from soapberry; organic elements and oleic alcohol products from soapberry seeds through the process of fermentation and end products made therefrom. T

The manufacturing process includes: pre-fermentingsoapberry fruit, processing said fruit by a dialysis device, separating the soapberry flesh and fiber by a separation device, extracting soapberry dialytic liquid through a grinding and compression device and separating the fiber, eliminating bacteria inside the dialytic liquid by a large stewing device and conducting a second fermenting process with a vacuum device to generate a soapberry syrup. Said method reportedly  is healthy, toxin free and biologically safe, produce no waste, zero carbon emissions, zero pollution, low energy production and is ecologically friendly.

End products produced by said method are variables with excellent economic viability. Skin care products are: shower gel, facial gel, shampoo, bath powder, soap, facial mask, night-cream and so on. Skin care products in this innovation cover a very wide spectrum and can replace all types of skin care products. Products in this Innovation are natural, pollution free, and are more efficacy.

There are some differences in the properties of cleansing products. In this patent, they are categorized as an inorganic detergent or an organic detergent. The inorganic detergent is suitable for cleansing tableware, clothing and industrial equipment. Such cleansing agent can breakdown and decompose either acidic or alkaline chemical compound of inorganic objects, oxidize the rusts on appliances or utensils. However, such detergent cannot be directly used for cleaning up of organic substances. The organic detergent is suitable for cleansing organic substances. Organic detergent can be used for biodegrading pesticide residues in fruits and veggies, and remove the toxicity. Furthermore, it can also use as human or even pets' body cleanser, skin care and maintenance products. The organic elements of soapberry can effective clean and care for the human and pets' skin simultaneously.

High unsaponifiables and methods of using the same
US Patent Application 20110293544
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2011
Assignee: International Flora Technologies Ltd.

Materials with high levels of unsaponifiable matter, such as extracts from plants, produce hydrolysates with unique properties. Properties that are sought in traditional saponification of natural oils are a result of low levels of unsaponifiables. These properties include high levels of aqueous surfactant activity, water-solubility or ready water-dispersability, activity as foaming agents and the like. An objective of traditional saponification processes is to increase the water-solubility and surfactant activity of naturally occurring materials.

It has been found that the application of a hydrolysis process to materials, particularly materials with a high level of unsaponifiables (e.g., at least 6% w/w), produces a product with properties significantly different from those products resulting from the conventional saponification of materials with less than 6% by weight of unsaponifiables. The resulting hydrolysates from the practice of the present invention are substantive, resisting both physical and aqueous-based removal from skin and hair, exhibit a very unique surfactant property and are not foaming agents with water. Hydrolysates according to the present invention may thus be used to enhance the performance of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. These hydrolysates can be are bioactive agents and alternative natural carrying agents for topical application of materials, particularly for application of materials to the skin or hair of subjects, and provide a substantive support for the materials carried.

Film containing compositions
US Patent Application 20110293539
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2011
Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company

Disclosed is an oral care, personal care or cleansing composition with a carrier comprising a functional material and at least two polymers. One polymer has a greater solubility in water than the other polymer; one of the polymers may be water-soluble and the other polymer water-insoluble. The polymers are selected and apportioned to provide at least one of the following: a desired stability of the film in the composition, a desired rate of disintegration of the film during use of the composition and a desired rate of delivery of the functional material during use of the composition.

Color changing cleansing composition
US Patent 8067350
Publication Date: Nov. 29, 2011
Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc.

A cleansing composition is disclosed that changes color during use. The cleansing composition contains a plurality of thermochromic dyes that cause a color change to occur at a threshold temperature and continue to cause a color change over a temperature range. The range of temperatures corresponds to approximately the amount of time sufficient to properly wash or scrub using the product. In general, the present disclosure is directed to an improved cleansing composition. The cleansing composition, for instance, may comprise a body wash, a facial soap, a shampoo, a baby wash, a disinfectant, a general purpose cleaner, a window cleaner, a detergent, a vehicle cleaner, pet detergent or wash or any other suitable cleaning product.

In one particular embodiment, the cleansing composition may comprise a hand soap composition. In accordance with the present disclosure, the cleansing composition contains a color changing indicator that changes color based upon changes in temperature. Specifically, during use of the cleansing composition, the composition increases in temperature due to various factors. For instance, when the cleansing composition is intended to clean part of a person's body, such as a hand soap, the temperature of the composition may increase due to contact with the user, due to friction that is caused during washing and/or due to the presence of warm water.

When the cleansing product is used to clean adjacent surfaces, on the other hand, the temperature of the composition may increase due to friction that is generated during scrubbing, due to contact with a person's hand and/or due to the presence of warm water. In accordance with the present disclosure, once the cleansing composition reaches a selected temperature, the composition can be configured to discontinue changing color indicating to the user that the user has spent sufficient time washing, wiping or scrubbing.

Foaming compositions for hair care
US Patent 8066976
Publication Date: Nov. 29, 2011
Assignee: Galderma S.A.

The invention concerns a foaming composition for washing and treating hair and/or the scalp. In an aqueous medium the composition contains: at least an active principle selected among corticoids and retinoids, at least an anionic surfactant; at least an amphoteric surfactant and a pro-penetrating agent.

Psoriasis is one of the most common skin ailments among all chronic skin diseases. This disease is found in 1.4 to 2.9% of the population. The scalp is one of the favored sites for psoriasis; the latter causes essentially erythemas, desquamations, hyperkeratoses or pruritides and can also be responsible for a reduction in hair density. The treatments used to date involve salicylic acid, local steroids, anthralin, or coal or wood tar. These treatments are unpleasant, in particular when tar is applied, and require lengthy applications, in particular when hair ointments are used.

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