Patents Assigned to Alltech, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20200123191
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compounds of formulas (1)-(3), and compositions and methods of use thereof. The present disclosure also provides methods of preparing a provided compound and composition, and methods of characterizing a provided compound and composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Zi-Jian LAN, Ronan POWER, Alexandros YIANNIKOURIS, Thirupathi Reddy YERRAMREDDY
  • Patent number: 10537122
    Abstract: The present application provides systems and methods for analyzing animal feeds and for adjusting animal feeds to improve the digestibility of animal feed components. Digestibility of animal feed can be determined by performing in vitro digestion of the feed and analyzing concentrations of residual components in the digested feed by NIR spectroscopy. Animal feed compositions can be adjusted to improve digestibility of components in the feed. The systems and methods of the present application can be used to determine the effect of an additive on the digestibility of feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle McKinney, Allyson Lovell, Benjamin Henry, Patrick Becker, Rebecca A. Timmons
  • Patent number: 10472484
    Abstract: Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are materials exhibiting molecular recognition of a target molecule. MIPs are synthesized in the presence of an aflatoxin template, a mimic to the targeted molecule, used as an imprint that is further washed away with suitable solvent after completion of the polymerization process, leaving a cavity in the polymer of the same stereochemistry, functionality and morphology to the template. When the MIP encounters an aflatoxin, the molecule is bound in the cavity with a receptor-like affinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandros Yiannikouris, Thirupathi R. Yerramreddy, Joshua J. Martinez, Jeffrey R. Withers
  • Patent number: 10201559
    Abstract: The present application relates to compositions comprising selenium compounds, such as 5?-Methylselenoadenosine, Se-Adenosyl-L-homocysteine, Gamma-glutamyl-methylseleno-cysteine, a compound of formula (I), formula (II), a compound of formula (III) and combinations thereof, and methods of using the same in enhancing mitochondrial function, or treating mitochondrial dysfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronan Power, Zi-Jian Lan, Alexandros Yiannikouris
  • Patent number: 10201558
    Abstract: The present application relates to compositions comprising selenium compounds, such as 5?-Methylselenoadenosine, a compound of Formula (I), and combinations thereof, and methods of using the same for inhibiting ? amyloid aggregation, ApoE4 expression, p38 or Tau protein phosphorylation, or increasing Neprilysin and Insulin Degrading Enzyme expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronan Power, Zi-Jian Lan
  • Publication number: 20180163011
    Abstract: Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are materials exhibiting molecular recognition of a target molecule. MIPs are synthesized in the presence of an aflatoxin template, a mimic to the targeted molecule, used as an imprint that is further washed away with suitable solvent after completion of the polymerization process, leaving a cavity in the polymer of the same stereochemistry, functionality and morphology to the template. When the MIP encounters an aflatoxin, the molecule is bound in the cavity with a receptor-like affinity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandros Yiannikouris, Thirupathi R. Yerramreddy, Joshua J. Martinez, Jeffrey R. Withers
  • Patent number: 9902830
    Abstract: Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are materials exhibiting molecular recognition of a target molecule. MIPs are synthesized in the presence of an aflatoxin template, a mimic to the targeted molecule, used as an imprint that is further washed away with suitable solvent after completion of the polymerization process, leaving a cavity in the polymer of the same stereochemistry, functionality and morphology to the template. When the MIP encounters an aflatoxin, the molecule is bound in the cavity with a receptor-like affinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandros Yiannikouris, Thirupathi R. Yerramreddy, Joshua J. Martinez, Jeffrey R. Withers
  • Patent number: 9833486
    Abstract: The present application relates to compositions comprising selenium (e.g., selenium enriched yeast) and methods of using the same to treat and inhibit obesity, diabetes and related conditions. In particular, the present application provides compositions comprising selenium enriched yeast (e.g., selenium enriched yeast comprising 2% or less inorganic selenium), and methods of using the same to enhance mitochondrial activity and function (e.g., in skeletal muscle and liver) in a subject (e.g., as a therapeutic and/or prophylactic treatment for diabetes, obesity and related conditions).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: ALLTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Ronan Power, Casey Egan, Alexander Yiannikouris, Zi-Jian Lan, Rijin Xiao, Lewis Collen Jackson, Stefan Kwiatkowski
  • Patent number: 9672331
    Abstract: The present application provides systems and methods for analyzing animal feeds and for adjusting animal feeds to improve the digestibility of animal feed components. Digestibility of animal feed can be determined by performing in vitro digestion of the feed and analyzing concentrations of residual components in the digested feed by NIR spectroscopy. Animal feed compositions can be adjusted to improve digestibility of components in the feed. The systems and methods of the present application can be used to determine the effect of an additive on the digestibility of feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ALLTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle McKinney, Allyson Lovell, Benjamin Henry, Patrick Becker, Rebecca A. Timmons
  • Patent number: 9642874
    Abstract: The present application relates to compositions comprising selenium compounds, such as 5?-Methylselenoadenosine, Se-Adenosyl-L-homocysteine, Gamma-glutamyl-methylseleno-cysteine, a compound of Formula (I), Formula (II), or Formula (III), and combinations thereof, and methods of using the same for modulating glucose metabolism in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronan Power, Zi-Jian Lan
  • Publication number: 20160361338
    Abstract: The present application relates to compositions comprising selenium compounds, such as 5?-Methylselenoadenosine, Se-Adenosyl-L-homocysteine, Gamma-glutamyl-methylseleno-cysteine, a compound of formula (I), formula (II), a compound of formula (III) and combinations thereof, and methods of using the same in enhancing mitochondrial function, or treating mitochondrial dysfunction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronan Power, Zi-Jian Lan, Alexandros Yiannikouris
  • Publication number: 20160347923
    Abstract: Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are materials exhibiting molecular recognition of a target molecule. MIPs are synthesized in the presence of an aflatoxin template, a mimic to the targeted molecule, used as an imprint that is further washed away with suitable solvent after completion of the polymerization process, leaving a cavity in the polymer of the same stereochemistry, functionality and morphology to the template. When the MIP encounters an aflatoxin, the molecule is bound in the cavity with a receptor-like affinity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandros Yiannikouris, Thirupathi R. Yerramreddy, Joshua J. Martinez, Jeffrey R. Withers
  • Publication number: 20160324188
    Abstract: Systems and methods for estimating meat producing animal feed conversion efficiency and carbon footprint, such as to allow adjustments to be made in the animals feed to improve meat production, reduce waste, and/or reduce the carbon footprint. In embodiments of the present application, a system is provided that integrates a digestion model of an animal feed with weight gain efficiency and carbon footprint. Such systems and methods are useful to analyze and compare different animal feed compositions that differ from one another in one or more components and/or to analyze the effect of the addition of a feed supplement on weight gain efficiency and/or carbon footprint. In embodiments, the systems and methods described herein provide a feed parameter-carbon footprint compromise. A feed parameter-carbon footprint compromise is useful to adjust animal feed composition by balancing weight gain efficiency with effects on carbon footprint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: James Dennison JOHNSTON, Robin Alexander JOHNSTON, Tyler Cole BRAMBLE, Karl A. DAWSON
  • Publication number: 20160324126
    Abstract: Systems and methods for estimating milk producing animal feed conversion efficiency and carbon footprint, such as to allow adjustments to be made in the animals feed to improve milk production, reduce waste, and/or reduce the carbon footprint. In embodiments of the present application, a system is provided that integrates a digestion model of an animal feed with milk production efficiency and carbon footprint. Such systems and methods are useful to analyze and compare different animal feed compositions that differ from one another in one or more components and/or to analyze the effect of the addition of a feed supplement on milk production efficiency and/or carbon footprint. In some embodiments, the systems and methods described herein provide feed parameter-carbon footprint compromise. A feed parameter-carbon footprint compromise is useful to adjust animal feed composition by balancing milk production efficiency with effects on carbon footprint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: James Dennison Johnston, Robin Alexander Johnston, Tyler Cole Bramble, Karl A. Dawson
  • Patent number: 9434898
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions comprising high lipid content algae and methods of making and utilizing the same. In particular, the invention relates to high lipid content algae biomass and algal lipid materials derived from the same, methods of making the same, as well as to biofuels (e.g., biodiesel) and dietary compositions (e.g., animal feeds) comprising or made from the same. Compositions and methods of the invention find use in a variety of applications including biofuel, dietary (e.g., human and animal nutrition), therapeutic as well as research applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle A. Raney, Rebecca A. Timmons
  • Patent number: 9410059
    Abstract: Water swellable articles are treated with wax by applying a molten wax to the article, the wax having a kinematic viscosity of between about 0.1 cSt to 20 cSt at 100° C., wherein the temperature of the article at the time of applying is about 40° C. to 200° C., with the proviso that the temperature is not less than 30° C. below the melting point of the wax. Using this method of treatment, swelling of the article in water is reduced by at least 25% compared to the same article treated with molten wax wherein the article is at ambient temperature at the time the wax is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Chunjiang Fu, Wajira Asanga Ratnayake Manamperi, Dan Dhuyvetter
  • Publication number: 20150169847
    Abstract: The present application provides systems and methods for analyzing animal feeds and for adjusting animal feeds to improve the digestibility of animal feed components. Digestibility of animal feed can be determined by performing in vitro digestion of the feed and analyzing concentrations of residual components in the digested feed by NIR spectroscopy. Animal feed compositions can be adjusted to improve digestibility of components in the feed. The systems and methods of the present application can be used to determine the effect of an additive on the digestibility of feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: ALLTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle McKinney, Allyson Lovell, Benjamin Henry, Patrick Becker, Rebecca A. Timmons
  • Publication number: 20150168364
    Abstract: The present application provides systems and methods for analyzing animal feeds and for adjusting animal feeds to improve the digestibility of animal feed components. Digestibility of animal feed can be determined by performing in vitro digestion of the feed and analyzing concentrations of residual components in the digested feed by NIR spectroscopy. Animal feed compositions can be adjusted to improve digestibility of components in the feed. The systems and methods of the present application can be used to determine the effect of an additive on the digestibility of feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle McKinney, Allyson Lovell, Benjamin Henry, Patrick Becker, Rebecca A. Timmons
  • Patent number: 8992999
    Abstract: A composition for preventing or reducing harmful effects of protozoal infection is provided, comprising in one embodiment a yeast cell wall and a preparation derived from oregano. The composition may further include a mineral nutrient selected from selenium and/or zinc. The composition may also include a preparation derived from Yucca. Efficacy of the composition is shown against a variety of protozoal organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Cepta Duffy, Aidan Joseph Connolly
  • Patent number: 8951533
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising yeast cells and/or yeast cell components and methods for producing and utilizing the same. In particular, the invention provides novel yeast comprising altered cell wall structure (e.g., clay and/or clay component(s) integrated (e.g., interlaced) into cell wall(s) and/or cell wall(s) comprising altered glucan:mannan ratio), methods of producing the same, compositions comprising and/or derived from the same, and methods of using the same (e.g., to sequester and/or adsorb bacteria and toxins). Compositions and methods of the invention find use in a variety of applications including dietary (e.g., admixing with feedstuffs or otherwise feeding to animals), therapeutic, prophylactic (e.g. admixing with bedding sources and/or other materials that come into contact with animals, usage during food and beverage processing and manufacture, and usage during filtration of liquids) as well as research applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandros Yiannikouris, Ursula Anne Thielen