Treatment Of Live Animal Patents (Class 426/2)

Patent number: 9326535
Abstract: Methods for reducing the environmental impact of animal waste are described. In particular embodiments, the methods comprise administering to an animal an enzyme, such as alkaline phosphatase, that is effective to reduce the amount of a detrimental compound, such as ammonia or phosphorous, that is present in or released from animal waste. Also provided is a method for increasing phosphorus digestion in an animal. Compositions suitable for use in such methods are also described.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 7, 2013
Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
Assignee: ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
Inventors: David M. Anderson, Sergey Podkovyrov, Yuefang Huang, Kurt Schuster, Jon Edward Ferrel
Patent number: 9253994
Abstract: The present invention provides methods of improving growth performance, improving the efficiency of feed utilization, increasing feed digestibility, and decreasing mortality of immature and developing animals receiving animal feed. Methods of producing a crude keratinase enzyme extract and animal feed supplements for achieving the same are also provided.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 17, 2014
Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
Assignee: North Carolina State University
Inventor: Jason C. H. Shih
Patent number: 9254275
Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of preventing or treating a gastrointestinal condition in a subject, that includes administering one or more branched chain fatty acid to the subject under conditions effective to prevent or treat the gastrointestinal condition in the subject. In general, branched chain fatty acids, in accordance with the present invention, may be non-esterified fatty acids or covalently linked to a lipid, including wax esters, sterol esters, triacylglycerols, or any other lipid-related molecular species, natural or artificial. The branched chain fatty acid can be a C11 to C26 branched chain fatty acid and mixtures thereof.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 16, 2008
Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
Assignee: Cornell University
Inventors: James Thomas Brenna, Rinat Ran-Ressler
Patent number: 9210947
Abstract: The invention pertains to an infant formula powder composition comprising micronized lactose or lactose microcrystals (i) smaller than 30 micrometer, and/or (ii) of which at least 80% has a size less than 20 micrometer, and/or (iii) at least 80% has a size less than 10 micrometer, and/or (iv) having a median particle size D50 below 10 micrometer. The invention also pertains to the use of micronized lactose or lactose microcrystals for improving flow of an infant formula powder composition.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 11, 2012
Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
Assignee: N.V. Nutricia
Inventors: Cecilia Arakaki, Maarten Pieter Valk
Patent number: 9193979
Abstract: At least one isolated microorganizm, which converts at least 10% by weight, and preferably 50% by weight, of cellulosic biomass to a lower alkyl alcohol by direct digestion, and which produces at least 4% by volume of the lower alkyl alcohol in an aqueous-based digestion medium.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 1, 2009
Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
Inventors: Richard Allen Kohn, Seon Woo Kim
Patent number: 9173426
Abstract: The invention provides methods for promoting weight loss by an animal, promoting weight loss by an animal while preventing or minimizing loss of lean body mass by the animal, preventing a reduction in energy metabolism by an animal, reducing the risk of regaining weight by an animal after weight loss, and ameliorating undesirable animal behaviors associated with reduced caloric intake by intermittently feeding an animal a first diet containing calories that meet the animal's maintenance energy requirements and a second diet containing calories that do not meet the animal's maintenance energy requirements. In preferred embodiments, the described feeding pattern and diets are fed in conjunction with one or more weight loss agents.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 20, 2015
Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
Assignee: Nestec S.A.
Inventor: Yuanlong Pan
Patent number: 9173420
Abstract: A food additive composition for ruminants of the dispersion type and a method of continuously producing the same. This food additive composition for ruminants, which contains 40% by weight or more but less than 65% by weight of a basic amino acid and has rumen bypass properties, is formulated into granules in an arbitrary shape which are scarcely classified when added to a silage or another feed. Thus, attempts have been made to develop a method of producing granules by which the milk yield of a lactation cow can be increased. Namely, it is intended to provide a food additive composition for ruminants which contains at least one protecting agent selected from among a hardened vegetable oil and a hardened animal oil having a melting point higher than 50° C. but lower than 90° C., 0.05 to 6% by weight of lecithin, water and 40% by weight or more but less than 65% by weight of a basic amino acid.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 10, 2012
Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Inventors: Hidetsugu Nakazawa, Hiroyuki Sato, Yuki Miyazawa, Susumu Shibahara, Sachiko Oka, Yumi Goto
Patent number: 9131707
Abstract: A method for separating lean meat from lean meat-containing material includes combining a particulate material with fluid, subcritical carbon dioxide at a pH of about 7 or less and a pressure of about 600 psig. The material and fluid is introduced into the vessel and is separated into low density and high density fractions. The material from the low density fraction is removed via an outlet and has a higher percentage of fat than the material introduced into the vessel. The material from the high density fraction is removed via an outlet and has a higher percentage of lean meat than the material introduced into the vessel. The vessel can include a centrifuge or a vessel disposed toward the vertical having an upper and lower outlet, wherein the separation is achieved by the respective densities of the material, and the natural or an artificial gravity field.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 14, 2010
Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
Assignee: SafeFresh Technologies, LLC
Inventor: Anthony J. M. Garwood
Patent number: 9101648
Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition for preventing or treating lifestyle-related disease is provided. Also provided is a food useful for the prevention or treatment of lifestyle-related disease. The pharmaceutical composition contains, as an active ingredient, a sugar in which a mannose unit makes up 66% or more in terms of the number of mannose units and which has a polymerization degree of 3 to 10.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 24, 2010
Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
Assignees: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC, Ajinomoto General Foods, Inc.
Inventors: Toshio Kumaoh, Kazuto Ozaki, Ichiro Asano, Shigeyoshi Fujii, Naoto Imura
Patent number: 9101156
Abstract: Disclosed are thickener compositions composed of xanthan gum and a chelating agent, such as ascorbic acid. The chelating agent is present in an amount with respect to said xanthan such that, when said thickener composition is used to thicken a food product, at least one mineral selected from the group consisting of iron, zinc, and calcium present in said food product is relatively more bioavailable than the mineral would be in the absence of said chelating agent. The thickener composition finds particular applicability for use with baby formulas and breast milk intended for dysphagic infants. Also disclosed are baby formulas and thickened breast milk formulations, methods for preparing same, and methods for providing nutrition.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 11, 2014
Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
Assignee: Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc.
Inventor: Douglas A. Stetzer
Patent number: 9095159
Abstract: The invention provides a composition that enhances the proliferation activity of propionic acid bacteria in the rumen of ruminants to allow the propionic acid bacteria to sufficiently exhibit their metabolic function in the rumen for the prevention and treatment of rumen acidosis in ruminants. The invention also provides use of the composition. Viable propionic acid bacteria and a lactic acid bacteria culture are orally administered to a ruminant to dramatically (rapidly) promote the proliferation of the propionic acid bacteria in the ruminant rumen, and to thereby increase the volatile fatty acid concentration in the rumen for the prevention and/or treatment of rumen acidosis in the ruminant.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 22, 2010
Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
Assignees: MEIJI FEED Co., Ltd., Meiji Co., Ltd.
Inventors: Kenji Sera, Katsunori Kimura, Michio Kanbe, Takenori Orihashi, Manami Yoshida, Yoshiaki Obara
Patent number: 9078457
Abstract: A method of improving the health of a first group of young monogastric mammals, the first group of young monogastric mammals nursing from a first lactating monogastric mammal during a pre-weaning period, the method including feeding the first lactating monogastric mammal an effective amount of an animal feed during the pre-weaning period, and feeding the first lactating monogastric mammal an effective amount of sugar alcohol during the pre-weaning period.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 22, 2013
Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
Assignee: Purina Animal Nutrition LLC
Inventors: Brenda de Rodas, Cindie M. Luhman, Bill L. Miller, Paul A. Porter
Patent number: 9060539
Abstract: Contemplated compositions and methods employ betalains for treatment of various conditions, and especially osteoarthritis, sinusitis, contact dermatitis, acne, an allergic condition, reduced mental alertness, reduced physical strength, reduced physical endurance, and/or impaired mood.
Type: Grant
Filed: July 30, 2009
Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
Assignee: VDF Futureceuticals, Inc.
Inventor: Zbigniew Pietrzkowski
Patent number: 9044040
Abstract: An animal feed such as a milk replacer includes a soluble fiber and a sugar alcohol. The milk replacer enhances weight gain, starter intake and reduces weaning time. The method of feeding the animal includes feeding a mixture of a soluble fiber and sugar alcohol. The animal feed may be used as a method of weaning young ruminants such as calves.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 10, 2008
Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
Assignee: Purina Animal Nutrition LLC
Inventor: Bill L. Miller
Publication number: 20150147432
Abstract: Stable thickener formulations and nutritional compositions having the stable thickener formulations are provided. In a general embodiment the present disclosure provides a stable thickener formulation comprising from about 0.015% to about 0.05% by weight of carrageenan and from about 1.2% to about 4.0% by weight of starch. The stable thickener formulation can be used in nutritional compositions used to treat a variety of physiological conditions.
Type: Application
Filed: February 3, 2015
Publication date: May 28, 2015
Inventor: Erin Olson
Publication number: 20150147431
Abstract: The invention relates to a method for sexual enhancement comprising placing a flavored dissolvable film strip, edible flavored gel or flavored edible spray in intimate contact with the vagina, clitoris, and/or perineum. The film strip, edible flavored gel or spray compositions contain a probiotic but do not contain any pharmaceutical ingredients. The edible flavored dissolvable film strip comprises a flavoring agent, a probiotic, a dissolvable film forming agent and a sweetening agent. The addition of human mucosal secretions dissolves the film strip, thereby creating a flavor and probiotic enhanced mucosal environment. The film strip, spray or gel compositions may also contain a coloring agent, a glow-in-the-dark agent, a tingling agent, an aroma enhancing agent.
Type: Application
Filed: November 26, 2014
Publication date: May 28, 2015
Inventor: Jennifer Rene SNOWDEN
Publication number: 20150147311
Abstract: A process for mechanical destructuring of cellulosic biomass was developed that makes use of a short application of high compression, impact, and shearing forces. The biomass may be destructured using a specific energy input that is less than 40% of the total combustible energy of the biomass. The destructured biomass, with or without saccharification and/or in-feed glycosyl hydrolase enzymes, may be used in feed applications.
Type: Application
Filed: November 18, 2014
Publication date: May 28, 2015
Inventors: Wathudura Indika Namal De Silva, Paul Joseph Fagan, F. Glenn Gallagher, Zheng-Zheng Huang, Guangliang Gary Liu, Aaron Perelman, Luis Fernando Romero Millan, Anton Shpilsky, Daniel A. Slanac, Maria Walsh
Publication number: 20150147430
Abstract: Adapters for consumable product packages and methods of using same are provided. The adapters are designed to provide functional features to packages that are not structurally capable of providing such functions. The functional features may include, for example, spill-resistance, flow-control, ease of use, etc. In a general embodiment, the adapters of the present disclosure include a valve comprising an outlet and a cap that is so constructed and arranged to seal the valve. The valve is so constructed and arranged to provide a functional feature and to attach to a package fitment. In another embodiment, packages are provided that include two-component adapters configured to provide specific functional features to the packages.
Type: Application
Filed: November 21, 2014
Publication date: May 28, 2015
Inventors: Anthony Edward DZIKOWICZ, Matthew Blake RODGERS, John Joseph WOLF, Joel Dean GENAW, JR.
Publication number: 20150147786
Abstract: A process for mechanical destructuring of starch-based biomass was developed that makes use of a short application of high compression, impact, and shearing forces. The biomass may be destructured using a specific energy input that is less than 40% of the total combustible energy of the biomass. The destructured starch-based biomass, with or without saccharification and/or in-feed glycosyl hydrolase enzymes, may be used in feed applications. The destructured starch-based may saccharified to produce syrups and fermentable sugars, and for production of products including ethanol using a biocatalyst.
Type: Application
Filed: November 18, 2014
Publication date: May 28, 2015
Inventors: KATHLEEN A CLARKSON, F Glenn Gallagher, Aaron Perelman, Luis Fernando Romero Millan, Vivek Sharma, Jayarama K. Shetty, Daniel A. Slanac, Paula Johanna Maria Teunissen
Publication number: 20150140164
Abstract: The invention provides methods for promoting weight loss by an animal, promoting weight loss by an animal while preventing or minimizing loss of lean body mass by the animal, preventing a reduction in energy metabolism by an animal, reducing the risk of regaining weight by an animal after weight loss, and ameliorating undesirable animal behaviors associated with reduced caloric intake by intermittently feeding an animal a first diet containing calories that meet the animal's maintenance energy requirements and a second diet containing calories that do not meet the animal's maintenance energy requirements. In preferred embodiments, the described feeding pattern and diets are fed in conjunction with one or more weight loss agents.
Type: Application
Filed: January 20, 2015
Publication date: May 21, 2015
Inventor: Yuanlong Pan
Publication number: 20150140163
Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for evenly coating or glazing dry pet food kibbles for improved palatability without loss of crunchiness of the dry kibbles over an extended time period. The coating compositions comprise water and at least one of a gum or a modified starch. The coating composition can comprise an additional ingredient such as one or more of a flavor, a color, an emulsified or particulate meat, an emulsified or particulate fruit or vegetable, an antioxidant, a vitamin, a mineral, a non-replicating microorganism, a fiber or a prebiotic. In an embodiment, the coating composition can include dextrose and/or glycine. After mixing and retorting, the coating composition can be a viscous paste with a viscosity of 2500 to 4000 centipoises, preferably 3000 to 3500 centipoises, as measured at room temperature.
Type: Application
Filed: November 12, 2014
Publication date: May 21, 2015
Inventors: Maquel Deckard, Jean Luz Rayner, Michael G. Rayner, Peggy Haukap
Publication number: 20150139920
Abstract: An oil-based composition comprises a glyceride of medium-chain fatty acids, at least one essential oil selected from the group consisting of cinnamon oil, oregano oil, avocado oil, coconut oil and apricot oil, and optionally cinnamon bark. The medium-chain fatty acid comprises about 6 to 12 carbon atoms. The oil-based composition may be used for oral hygiene applications, weight control applications, skin care applications, or treatment of Staphylococcus aureus infection.
Type: Application
Filed: November 18, 2014
Publication date: May 21, 2015
Inventor: Gary HALL
Publication number: 20150139977
Abstract: The invention relates to enzymes having xylanase, mannanase and/or glucanase activity, e.g., catalyzing hydrolysis of internal ?-1,4-xylosidic linkages or endo-?-1,4-glucanase linkages; and/or degrading a linear polysaccharide beta-1,4-xylan into xylose. Thus, the invention provides methods and processes for breaking down hemicellulose, which is a major component of the cell wall of plants, including methods and processes for hydrolyzing hemicelluloses in any plant or wood or wood product, wood waste, paper pulp, paper product or paper waste or byproduct. In addition, methods of designing new xylanases, mannanases and/or glucanases and methods of use thereof are also provided. The xylanases, mannanases and/or glucanases have increased activity and stability at increased pH and temperature.
Type: Application
Filed: October 22, 2014
Publication date: May 21, 2015
Inventors: David Weiner, David Blum, Alexander Varvak, Shaun Healey, Kristine Chang, Geoff Hazlewood, Thomas Todaro, Grace Desantis, Hwai Chang, Connie Jo Hansen, Scott W. Beaver, Thomas Woodward, Charles Hancock
Publication number: 20150140161
Abstract: Disclosed are nutritional formulations including predigested fats that can be administered to preterm infants, infants, toddlers, and children for improving tolerance, digestion, and absorption of nutrients and for reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis, colic, and short bowel syndrome. The predigested fats include fatty acid-containing monoglycerides and/or a fatty acid component.
Type: Application
Filed: October 15, 2014
Publication date: May 21, 2015
Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Inventors: CHRON-SI LAI, STEVEN DAVIS, KEITH GARLEB, JOHN LASEKAN
Publication number: 20150140162
Abstract: A bowl is provided for rapid and repeatable high quality cooking of rice or other grains within a microwave. The bowl includes a reservoir with a floor and walls extending up from the floor to a rim. Handles are preferably provided extending laterally from the rim. A rice line is provided which is visible to a user and defines a height at which rice should be added for cooking within the bowl. A water line is provided above the rice line which defines an elevation to which water should be added for cooking of the rice. In one embodiment walls of the reservoir are tapered to accommodate boiling and frothing without boiling over and still maintaining a compact cooking space within the bowl.
Type: Application
Filed: October 17, 2014
Publication date: May 21, 2015
Inventor: Christopher Johnson
Publication number: 20150132431
Abstract: A method of treating macular degeneration comprising a specific dietary regimen. The regimen includes lipids as approximately 70% or more of daily caloric content, protein up to 10%-15% of daily caloric content; and carbohydrates up to 25% or less of daily caloric content, primarily in the form of non-starchy, low-glycemic fresh fruit and vegetables, and nuts, average daily cholesterol intake of less than 10 mg, and 30 grams of cocoa solids.
Type: Application
Filed: August 22, 2014
Publication date: May 14, 2015
Inventor: Howard W. Selby, III
Publication number: 20150132433
Abstract: Methods for producing insect product are provided that include wet-grinding at least one whole insect into an insect slurry and drying the insect slurry to form a dried insect product comprising solid insect matter particles. Methods for producing a chitin product are also provided that include wet-grinding at least one whole insect into an insect slurry and removing chitin from at least a portion of the insect slurry. Insect products are also provided that include a composition derived from at least one whole insect and has solid insect matter particles, in which the composition has a peroxide value of about 30 meq/kg of fat or less and about 90% of the solid insect matter particles, by volume, has a particle size of about 1000 ?m or less.
Type: Application
Filed: November 11, 2014
Publication date: May 14, 2015
Inventor: Aaron T. Dossey
Publication number: 20150132434
Abstract: An edible product including surimi, fish or fish portions, in various pasta-like shapes. The edible product has a high satiety index relative to unprocessed cooked fish and also provides a low glycemic index when compared to conventional pasta. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing the edible product in various pasta-like shapes. The product may include between 1%-25% protein, between 1%-20% fat, and a ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 of at least 5:1.
Type: Application
Filed: January 21, 2015
Publication date: May 14, 2015
Inventors: Noam WEINBERG-SEHAYEK, Avraham WEINBERG
Publication number: 20150132432
Abstract: The present invention refers to a method for reducing methane production in ruminants comprising administering to said ruminant a feed composition containing a flavanone glycoside.
Type: Application
Filed: April 18, 2013
Publication date: May 14, 2015
Inventors: Joaquim Balcells Terés, Francisco Javier Crespo Montero
Publication number: 20150125570
Abstract: The present disclosure relates to milk-based nutritional compositions comprising lactoferrin and/or a prebiotic component, wherein, when combined, the lactoferrin and prebiotic component may exhibit additive or synergistic beneficial effects on the health and development of a pediatric subject. The disclosure further relates to methods comprising the administration of said milk-based nutritional compositions to pediatric subjects.
Type: Application
Filed: January 16, 2015
Publication date: May 7, 2015
Inventor: Anja Wittke
Publication number: 20150125569
Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a composition for feeding low birthweight infants (LBW infants), very low birthweight infants (VLBW infants), extremely low birthweight infants (ELBW infants) and preterm infants for improving oral tolerance.
Type: Application
Filed: July 9, 2014
Publication date: May 7, 2015
Applicant: N.V. Nutricia
Inventors: Gilda GEORGI, Bernd STAHL, Günther BOEHM
Publication number: 20150125568
Abstract: Disclosed is a composition consisting of beta-glucan (1,3), (1,4) ?-D Glucan), plant sterols and a hydrocolloid. A natural way to help lower blood serum cholesterol levels to a consumer and or patient with the effective amount of disclosed composition. For use in foods, beverages, dietary supplement products and medical foods.
Type: Application
Filed: October 15, 2013
Publication date: May 7, 2015
Inventor: Matthew James
Publication number: 20150126441
Abstract: Nutritive proteins comprising no phenylalanine (Phe) are provided. In some embodiments the nutritive proteins comprise at least one of a level of a) a ratio of branch chain amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present in the nutritive protein equal to or greater than the ratio of branch chain amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present in a benchmark protein; b) a ratio of leucine residues to total amino acid residues present in the nutritive protein equal to or greater than the ratio of leucine residues to total amino acid residues present in a benchmark protein; and c) a ratio of essential amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present in the nutritive protein equal to or greater than the ratio of essential amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present a benchmark protein.
Type: Application
Filed: March 15, 2013
Publication date: May 7, 2015
Inventors: David Arthur Berry, Brett Adam Bohigian, Nathaniel W. Silver, Michael J. Hamill, Geoffrey von Maltzahn, John F. Kramarczyk, Rajeev Chillakuru
Patent number: 9023408
Abstract: Correctly formulated enterically coated nutrient pellets are able to significantly to lower the blood sugar level of type two diabetics when administered with a normal meal. The inventive composition is effective at dosage levels of 10 g or less. Effective doses of the composition contribute 42 kcal or fewer to the patient's diet. A preferred form of the composition contains lauric acid coated for release in the distal bowel. When taken with an ordinary meal, the effective dosage does not induce the ileal brake and is more than 50 times (often more than 100 times) as effective on per kilocalorie basis as an ordinary meal at eliciting increases in PYY and GLP-1. Thus, ordinary nutrients—as opposed to drugs—can be used to reduce blood sugar levels when administered at dosage levels that are not significant promoters of weight gain.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 3, 2010
Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
Assignee: Meyer Nutriceuticals LLC
Inventor: James H. Meyer
Patent number: 9023409
Abstract: The invention provides methods of using hay, vegetable and/or fruit pulp, and a hydrocolloid for making animal food; and the food products produced using such methods; and the products then being dried through low-temperature dehydration. The animal food products are free of gluten, grains, legumes, nuts, animal-products, sweeteners, and fats.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 17, 2012
Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
Inventor: John William Akamatsu
Publication number: 20150118297
Abstract: The invention provides methods and pharmaceutical compositions for treating symptoms associated with lactose intolerance and for overall improvement in gastrointestinal health. Described herein are methods and pharmaceutical compositions for improving overall gastrointestinal health or for decreasing symptoms of lactose intolerance by administering to subject in need thereof a pharmaceutical composition comprising a prebiotic, optionally in combination with effective amount of a probiotic microbe or microbes.
Type: Application
Filed: June 2, 2014
Publication date: April 30, 2015
Applicant: RITTER PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Inventors: Andrew J. Ritter, Dennis Savaiano, David Barnes, Todd Klaenhammer
Publication number: 20150118349
Abstract: Processes for producing animal feeds from biomasses are disclosed. Uses of the processed biomasses and, optionally industrial co-products, as animal feeds are also disclosed.
Type: Application
Filed: April 30, 2013
Publication date: April 30, 2015
Inventors: Michael Cecava, Perry Doane, Alan Grusby, Glenn D. Kimball
Publication number: 20150118348
Abstract: A carbonated beverage nucleation device comprising a solid, non-reactive, non-porous, non-erodible and food-safe three-dimensional body having a top, bottom, vertical central axis oriented top to bottom, and at least a bilateral symmetry about the vertical central axis. Integral recessed, gas bubble nucleation sites are cut from at least an outer surface of the body by mechanical or chemical means. Contacting the body with a beverage causes gas dissolved in the beverage to form bubbles, attach to and then detach from recessed nucleation sites. This increases the quality and quantity of head froth.
Type: Application
Filed: December 11, 2013
Publication date: April 30, 2015
Inventor: BRYCE BUNKERS
Publication number: 20150119339
Abstract: A method of care is described that includes administering an effective amount of ?-hydroxy-?-methylbutyrate (HMB) to an adult or elderly patient to decrease the risk of an adverse health event during or subsequent to hospitalization of the patient.
Type: Application
Filed: June 10, 2013
Publication date: April 30, 2015
Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Inventors: Menghua Luo, Jeffrey L. Nelson, Anne C. Voss, Owen J. Kelly, Geraldine E. Baggs, Min Tian, Jamie Partridge
Publication number: 20150118351
Abstract: A nutritional composition for very low birth weight infants which comprises 26 5 to 38 g/l of a source of hypoal-lergenic hydrolysed whey protein with a degree of hydrolysis between 8 and 20, 37 to 46 g/l of a fat source of which 20 to 50% is medium chain triglycerides and which has an n6:n3 ratio between 6 and 12 and 50 to 100 g/l of a carbohydrate source which composition contains between 3.2 and 4.0 grams of protein per 100 kcal.
Type: Application
Filed: December 24, 2014
Publication date: April 30, 2015
Inventors: Ferdinand Haschke, Corinne Renee Magliola
Publication number: 20150118155
Abstract: The present invention provides a method of diagnosing the existence or risk of hyperthyroidism in a feline comprising measuring the level of expression of one or more biomarkers selected from the group consisting of e.g., IYD, TG, SLC5A5, NIS, TPO, TSHR, DUOX1, DUOX2 (ThOX), TGFB1, CSTD, DCN and SEPP1 and the expression products thereof, in a biological sample from the feline, wherein elevated expression of the one or more biomarkers in the sample relative to a control value for expression in a sample from a normal feline or feline population, or a baseline value from the feline, indicates the existence or risk of hyperthyroidism; a method of treating a feline so diagnosed; and compositions, reagents and kits for carrying out the specified methods.
Type: Application
Filed: June 14, 2012
Publication date: April 30, 2015
Applicant: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
Inventors: Samer Al-Murrani, Xiangming Gao
Publication number: 20150118350
Abstract: The invention pertains to an infant formula powder composition comprising micronized lactose or lactose microcrystals (i) smaller than 30 micrometer, and/or (ii) of which at least 80% has a size less than 20 micrometer, and/or (iii) at least 80% has a size less than 10 micrometer, and/or (iv) having a median particle size D50 below 10 micrometer. The invention also pertains to the use of micronized lactose or lactose microcrystals for improving flow of an infant formula powder composition.
Type: Application
Filed: May 11, 2012
Publication date: April 30, 2015
Inventors: Cecilia Arakaki, Maarten Pieter Valk
Patent number: 9017744
Abstract: A method for reducing blood glucose level increase is provided that includes: providing a reducer of blood glucose level increase, wherein the reducer comprises isomaltulose; having an individual ingest the reducer; and having the individual consume a carbohydrate having an ?-1,6-glucosyl bond ratio of from 0% to less than 50% relative to the total bonds among constituent saccharides, wherein the reducer is ingested before or after or simultaneously with consuming the carbohydrate, and wherein the reducer reduces an increase in the individual's blood glucose level caused by consuming the carbohydrate. The reducer of blood glucose level increase includes isomaltulose (PALATINOSE™) as an active ingredient so that when the reducer is ingested and a carbohydrate having an ?-1,6-glucosyl bond ratio of from 0% to less than 50% relative to the total bonds among constituent saccharides is consumed, an increase in blood glucose level caused by ingesting the carbohydrate is reduced.
Type: Grant
Filed: July 8, 2010
Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
Assignee: Mitsui Sugar Co., Ltd.
Inventors: Jun Kashimura, Yukie Nagai, Tadashi Ebashi
Patent number: 9017745
Abstract: A method for reducing body fat accumulation is provided that includes: providing a reducer of body fat accumulation, wherein the reducer comprises isomaltulose; having an individual ingest the reducer; and having the individual consume a carbohydrate having an ?-1,6-glucosyl bond ratio of from 0% to less than 50% relative to the total bonds among constituent saccharides, wherein the reducer is ingested before or after or simultaneous with consuming the carbohydrate, and wherein the reducer reduces the individual's body fat accumulation caused by consuming the carbohydrate. The reducer of body fat accumulation includes isomaltulose (PALATINOSE™) as an active ingredient so that when the reducer is ingested and a carbohydrate having an ?-1,6-glucosyl bond ratio of from 0% to less than 50% relative to the total bonds among constituent saccharides is consumed, accumulation of body fat resulting from ingesting the carbohydrate is reduced.
Type: Grant
Filed: July 8, 2010
Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
Assignee: Mitsui Sugar Co., Ltd.
Inventors: Jun Kashimura, Yukie Nagai, Tadashi Ebashi
Publication number: 20150110919
Abstract: Disclosed are substantially stable sterilized liquid protein supplements including a highly soluble protein source for use with human milk and other infant or adult feeding formulas. The sterilized liquid protein supplements have a more neutral pH, thereby inhibiting protein denaturation and reducing microbial growth. In one aspect, the sterilized liquid protein supplement comprises at least 250 mg of protein per 1 ml, the protein has a degree of hydrolysis of 25% to 45%, a molecular weight median of less than 800 Daltons, and a dipeptide and tripeptide concentration of no more than 40% by weight total protein, wherein the sterilized liquid protein supplement has a pH of 3 to 8.
Type: Application
Filed: May 23, 2013
Publication date: April 23, 2015
Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Inventors: Paul Johns, Steven Luebbers, Kandice Tucker
Patent number: 9011900
Abstract: The invention encompasses compositions and methods for maintaining or promoting a healthy body composition in a companion animal, which comprises feeding the animal an edible composition comprising one or more pyruvate in an amount effective to maintain or promote the healthy body composition, wherein maintaining or promoting the healthy body composition comprises controlling the animal's weight, for example, loss of weight or body fat, or increased percentage of lean muscle mass.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 22, 2010
Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
Inventors: Ryan Michael Yamka, Nolan Zebulon Frantz
Publication number: 20150104539
Abstract: A composition made of folic acid and at least one citrate buffer, wherein the ratio of folic acid to citrate buffer is from 1:2 to 1:5. A nutritional supplement having a composition made of folic acid, and at least one citrate buffer, wherein the ratio of folic acid to citrate buffer is from 1:2 to 1:5, and a coating. A method of delivering folic acid to a patient according to USP, having the step of administering to a patient a composition comprising a folic acid, and at least one citrate buffer, wherein the ratio of folic acid to citrate buffer is from 1:2 to 1:5, and a coating.
Type: Application
Filed: October 15, 2013
Publication date: April 16, 2015
Applicant: Via Naturally, LLC
Inventor: Rhett Sean Daniels
Publication number: 20150104540
Abstract: Young animals such as calves may be fed milk replacers containing soy having been preserved through treatment with acid-producing bacteria that reduces a pH of the milk replacer through microbial digestion of sugars present in soy to thereby produce a fermented milk replacer. The milk replacer is edible for at least 48 hours and its digestibility in the young animals is increased due to the microbial digestion of sugars in the soy that are otherwise indigestible in the gut of the young animals. The fermented milk replacers may be ingested by young animals in group settings. In addition, the milk replacers containing soy may be treated with enzymes adapted to hydrolyze complex indigestible carbohydrates within the milk replacer, potassium sorbate or both. Feeding systems incorporating these fermented milk replacers may result in increased gain and increased dry matter intake without negatively affecting animal health.
Type: Application
Filed: October 15, 2013
Publication date: April 16, 2015
Applicant: PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION LLC
Inventors: Bill L. Miller, Robert C. Musser
Publication number: 20150099032
Abstract: Nutritional compositions comprising a botanical component, such as adaptogenic botanical component, comprising one or more ginsenosides and an amino acid component. Botanical components include ginsenosides, such as a Panax extract (e.g., a Panax notoginseng extract), an Astragalus extract (e.g., an Astragalus membranaceus extract), a Rosa extract (e.g., a Rosa roxburghii extract), fractions thereof, active components thereof, and combinations thereof. Amino acid components may include isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine, or combinations thereof. Also disclosed are methods for improving the metabolism of a human or other mammalian subject, comprising administering a composition of the present technology. Such methods include those for improving the nutritional status of the subject, improving nutrient absorption of the subject, improving physical performance of the subject, and improving glycogen metabolism of the subject.
Type: Application
Filed: November 27, 2013
Publication date: April 9, 2015
Inventors: Christopher Roumayeh, Shawn Bellestri, Jonas Christopher Jerebko
Patent number: 8999926
Abstract: A nutritional composition for infants comprises a protein source, a lipid source and a carbohydrate source wherein the lipid source includes at least 16 wt % linoleic acid and at least 2 wt % ?-linolenic acid expressed as a percentage of total fatty acid content in each case and in amounts such that the ratio of linoleic acid:?-linolenic acid is in the range from 1 to 10.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 6, 2013
Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
Assignee: Nestec S.A.
Inventors: Catherine Mace, Olivier Kevork Aprikian, Etienne Pouteau
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