Patents Represented by Attorney Karen G. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 8216628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for purifying starches. More particularly, the invention relates to a method of removing off-flavors, off-odors, and off-colors from starches by extraction of the components causing the off-flavors, off-odors, and off-colors with a fluid in the supercritical or liquid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Corn Products Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Maximilian Koxholt, Paul A. Altieri, Rodger T. Marentis, Peter T. Trzasko
  • Patent number: 8110221
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a mixture of modified starch and protein for encapsulating oxygen sensitive agents, wherein the modified starch is a starch derivative containing a hydrophobic group or both a hydrophobic and a hydrophilic group which has been further enzymatically hydrolyzed by an exo-enzyme. The encapsulated materials have a high level of active agent and retention and provide excellent oxidation resistance. Further, the encapsulated materials are useful in a variety of products, including food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Brunob II B.V.
    Inventors: Paolo C. Trubiano, Afaf G. Makarious
  • Patent number: 7888567
    Abstract: This invention provides hybrid maize plant designated PP79702. This invention further provides hybrid seed of PP79702, hybrid plants produced from such seed, and variants, mutants, and trivial modifications to hybrid PP79702, as well as methods of using the hybrid and products produced from the hybrid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Brunob II B.V.
    Inventors: Barry J. Nagle, Travis L. Roberts, Brad M. Ostrander, Wade A. Ostrander
  • Patent number: 7829031
    Abstract: Methods and systems for continuous multistage processing of particulate solids that can control the distribution of residence times of processed particles. One disclosed method includes admitting fluidizing gas into transfer tunnels between fluidized bed vessel stages, using gas inlets located in or outputting directly into the transfer tunnel to promote flow of the fluidized solids through the transfer tunnel. A common gas distributor plate can supply gas to the stage vessels and to any transfer tunnels having gas inlets. The distributor plate can be separable from the system or openable to provide access for removal of obstructions and for maintenance. A common base plate can incorporate lower portions of the stage vessels and the sides and roofs of the transfer tunnels, the bottoms of the vessels and tunnels optionally being provided by the gas distributor plate. Some multistage systems and processing methods have from 15 to 200 or more stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Brunob II B.V.
    Inventors: Robert J. Archibald, H. Kenneth Staffin, Edward P. Traina, Edward A. Wales
  • Patent number: 7829600
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a starch emulsifier product prepared by sufficiently solubilizing a starch and subsequently sufficiently derivatizing the sufficiently solubilized starch product, in one embodiment by reacting the sufficiently solubilized starch with an alkenyl succinic anhydride. Such starch emulsifier products are useful as emulsifying and/or encapsulating agents, particularly in systems where high load and retention of the active ingredient, low surface oil exposure, and excellent oxidation resistance is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Brunob II B.V.
    Inventors: Ralph Trksak, Afaf Makarious
  • Patent number: 7794766
    Abstract: This patent pertains to a method of mixing at least one oil with an effective absorption lowering amount of a modified starch to form a mixture; and frying a food portion in the mixture. The patent also pertains to the resulting fried food portion which has a reduced oil content while maintaining acceptable taste, texture, and appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Brunob II B.V.
    Inventors: Deborah L. Dihel, Cielito S. Baytan
  • Patent number: 7722722
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with an apparatus and method for continuous fluidization which comprises at least two cells connected by an aperture permitting the solid material to be introduced into the next downstream cell by fluidized horizontal flow, an isolated freeboard within each cell, at least two filter sticks contained within the isolated freeboard of each cell, and at least one blow back valve contained within each filter stick. The apparatus allows processing of materials that are typically difficult to fluidize by maintaining a substantially constant pressure difference between each isolated freeboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Brunob II B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph English, Athanassios Souvaliotis, Manish B. Shah
  • Patent number: 7422638
    Abstract: Sago-based gelling starches and the use thereof. Such modified starches exhibit exceptionally fast gelling properties, high gel strengths, and exceptional elasticity. These properties allow for significantly reduced processing times, including reduced hold times. Further, the higher gel strength allows for reduced starch levels without loss of final product gel strength integrity or texture. The instant gelling starches are particularly useful in food systems of the type that gel upon standing, such as pie and cream fillings, puddings, spreads, and jellies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph M. Trksak, Patrick J. Ford
  • Patent number: 7247722
    Abstract: Polysaccharide aldehydes are prepared using selective oxidation involving the use of nitroxyl radical mediated aqueous oxidation with a limited amount of oxidant and defined reaction conditions. These polysaccharide aldehyde derivatives having maximum effective aldehyde and minimal carboxylic acid levels making them especially useful as wet, temporary wet and dry strength additives for paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: A. Levent Cimedoglu, John S. Thomaides
  • Patent number: 7244312
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to sago fluidity starch and the use thereof. Such fluidity starches exhibit exceptionally fast gelling properties, high gel strengths, and exceptional elasticity. These properties allow for significantly reduced processing times, including reduced hold times. Further, the higher gel strength allows for reduced starch levels without loss of final product gel strength integrity or texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas J. Hanchett, Tunyawat Kasemsuwan, Joseph Light, Ai-Tsing Tan
  • Patent number: 7153904
    Abstract: This invention relates to an inhibited non-solubilized granular starch modified by less than 5% of a carboxylated polymer. In addition, a process is provided wherein a non-solubilized, substantially granular starch is mixed with a carboxylated polymer, dried to form a starch/carboxylated polymer blend and then physically treated to form a starch/carboxylated polymer composite. Further, this invention relates to the improved industrial and food products prepared from these starch/carboxylated polymer composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Paul H. Richardson, Robert A. Skorge, Maximilian M. R. Koxholt
  • Patent number: 7138035
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an environmentally friendly process for the selective oxidation of carbohydrates. The process comprises the addition of a hydroperoxide, including hydrogen peroxide, to a carbohydrate having primary alcohol groups, particularly including polysaccharides, wherein said carbohydrate is contact with a nitroxyl radical mediator and the process is catalyzed by a peroxidase enzyme in the presence of halide ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Cui, A. Levent Cimecioglu, Yong-Cheng Shi
  • Patent number: 7081261
    Abstract: This patent pertains to a resistant starch prepared by fully debranching a low amylose starch using isoamylase. Such resistant starch is useful in edible products, including nutritional supplements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Yong-Cheng Shi, Xiaoyuan Cui, Anne M. Birkett, Michael G. Thatcher
  • Patent number: 7022836
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing protoplasts of cassava or closely related species, which protoplasts are capable of regeneration into plants. The method comprises producing friable embryogenic callus from explants of cassava or closely related species and isolating protoplasts from said friable embryogenic callus. The invention also concerns protoplasts obtainable by said method. The invention further relates to a method for transforming such a protoplast of cassava or closely related species, and transformed protoplasts obtainable thereby. In addition, the invention concerns a method for regenerating plants from these protoplasts and a cassava plant or closely related species obtainable thereby. Starch isolated from tubers of such cassava plants have an increased amylopectin content. The starch and a method for isolating it from said plants also forms part of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Richard G. F. Visser, Christiaan J. J. Raemakers, Evert Jacobson, Johanna Elizabeth M. Bergorvoet van Deelen
  • Patent number: 6989339
    Abstract: The present invention describes a means for fixing skin care ingredients on the surface of non-woven webs and cellulosic mats. The active ingredients can be released (deposited) onto the skin by normal triggering mechanisms, which include the action of water or urine or by friction or rubbing. The fixative systems described herein provide the ability to control high load levels while not interfering with the wettabliity of the fabric or paper. Additionally, incompatible/reactive ingredients can be treated onto the same web and are kept as separate particles fixed to the surface until released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: James L. Eden, Mark A. Cole, Remo Santacecilia
  • Patent number: 6960703
    Abstract: A novel method of producing maize grain with desirable functionality has been developed involving planting two different maize hybrids within the same field. The two maize hybrids are planted in alternating blocks of rows. One hybrid is male sterile such that the second hybrid provides pollen for the entire field. This leads to blocks of two separate types of grain which may be harvested and processed separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Barry Nagle, Gary Apel, Joseph L. Emling
  • Patent number: 6956148
    Abstract: This invention provides isolated cassava nucleic acids encoding starch branching enzyme II (SBEII); constructs, vectors and host cells comprising the nucleic acids; and methods of using the nucleic acids to alter gene expression in cassava to obtain starch with altered properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Jobling, Richard Safford
  • Patent number: 6929817
    Abstract: This patent pertains to a slowly digestible starch prepared by debranching amylose-containing starches, particularly by pullulanase or isoamylase. Such slowly digestible starches are useful in edible products, including nutritional supplements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: National Starch & Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Yong-Cheng Shi, Xiaoyuan Cui, Anne M. Birkett, Michael G. Thatcher
  • Patent number: 6890571
    Abstract: This patent pertains to a slowly digestible starch prepared by debranching low amylose starches, particularly by isoamylase. Such slowly digestible starches are useful in edible products, including nutritional supplements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Yong-Cheng Shi, Xiaoyuan Cui, Anne M. Birkett, Michael G. Thatcher
  • Patent number: 6846502
    Abstract: The instant invention is directed to a food grade, hot-melt adhesive which may be prepared by blending and melting a starch with a plasticizer and optionally adding a moisture resistant agent. Upon cooling, the solid mass can be aground into a free-flowing powder. The hot melt composition may then be used to apply any of a variety of particulate additives, such as flavoring and coloring agents, to food stuffs by the application of low heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: National Starch & Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Billmers, Bruce W. Asplund, David P. Huang