Patents Assigned to Grain Processing Corporation
  • Publication number: 20060029671
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for coating a tablet with a coating composition. The tablet generally comprises a biologically active material, and generally one or more biologically acceptable excipients. The coating composition comprises hemicellulose, partially depolymerized hemicellulose, or a mixture thereof. In preferred embodiments, the coating composition includes a plasticizer, and a coating composition further may include coloring agents, opacifiers, and other ingredients. Also disclosed is a coated tablet, a method preparing a coating composition, a coating composition, and a coating composition precursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Susan Freers, Roger McPherson
  • Publication number: 20060029705
    Abstract: An aqueous emulsion comprises a mixture of water, an aromatic or volatile essential oil flavorant, in particular a citrus oil, and an amount of hemicellulose or hemicellulose hydrolyzate to produce a stable emulsion. The aqueous emulsion may be spray-dried to form an oxygen stable composition. The aqueous emulsion and spray-dried composition may be used to produce products such as citrus oil beverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Roger McPherson, Robert Olson, Angela Eads
  • Publication number: 20060018939
    Abstract: Disclosed are a fluid absorber, a method for preparing a fluid absorber, and a method for absorbing fluid from the skin. The disclosed method for preparing a fluid absorber generally comprises the steps of selecting a starch and an enzyme for hydrolysis of the starch, determining a fluid absorption optimum hydrolysis level for the starch, and ezymatically hydrolyzing the starch to approximately the optimum level thus determined. The starch alternatively may be hydrolyzed with acid hydrolysis without the use of an enzyme catalyst. The disclosed method for absorbing fluid from the skin includes the step of applying a fluid absorbing effective amount of a fluid absorber thus prepared. Absorption properties of the fluid absorber of the invention are comparable to or exceed those of commercially available skin fluid absorbers, such as talc and unmodified corn starch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Helene Bazin, Frank Barresi
  • Publication number: 20050282777
    Abstract: Disclosed are saccharide-derivatized oligosaccharides. The derivatized oligosaccharides preferably are prepared by extruding a malto-oligosaccharide mixture with a saccharide or mixture of saccharides having a DP ranging from 1 to 4. The products are low in digestibility, and thus in various embodiments are suitable for use as bulking agents, for controlled energy release products, and for other purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Antrim, Frank Barresi, Roger McPherson, Jiao Wang
  • Publication number: 20050260316
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cold-water soluble starch and a process for preparing same. Generally, the process comprises providing a hydroxyalkyl starch and applying a shearing force to the starch in an extruder in the presence of moisture, the force and the moisture each being sufficient to gelatinize at least substantially all of the granules of the starch to thereby form a sheared starch. The starch is heated to its gelatinization temperature after the starch has passed partially through the barrel of the extruder, with the moisture being maintained at a level sufficiently high to allow gelatinization but sufficiency low to protect the starch from becoming too sticky to extrude. The extruded starch product thus formed may be used in connection with a number of film-forming, coating, and other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Pete Miller, Jeff Underwood, Tonya Armstrong, Michael Kramer, Susan Freers, Roger McPherson, E. Hubbard, Terry Andren
  • Publication number: 20050194566
    Abstract: Disclosed are dust suppressant and aggregate stabilization compositions. In accordance with the subject disclosure, hemicellulose is used as a dust suppressant and/or as a stabilization composition for aggregates such as a road bed or soil field. Other ingredients may be used in a composition in conjunction with hemicellulose. For instance, a lignin compound may be used to enhance dust suppression and/or aggregate stabilization. A surfactant may be used to decrease the viscosity of the composition. A crosslinking agent may be used to enhance the water resistance of the composition. A chloride salt may be added to increase the hygroscopicity of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Schilling, Dan Freeman, Roger McPherson
  • Publication number: 20050191387
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of reducing moisture loss and a method of reducing shrinkage in a frozen baked good. Each method comprises preparing a baked good comprising a pre-gelatinized modified granular starch and freezing the baked good, the starch being present in said baked good in an amount effective to reduce moisture loss or shrinkage upon freezing relative to the absence of the starch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Tonya Armstrong, Celeste Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20050183544
    Abstract: A method of preparing agglomerates of a mineral ore comprising mixing mineral ore particles and a binder to produce the agglomerates. The binder comprises hemicellulose in an amount effective to enhance the cohesiveness of the mineral ore particles. The agglomerates can be heated to produce pellets that are useful intermediates for refining products produced by the mining industry. Also provided are the mineral ore agglomerates produced in accordance with the method of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventor: Roger McPherson
  • Publication number: 20050143573
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for the reduction of an oligosaccharide mixture and an oligosaccharide mixture prepared thereby. In accordance with the disclosed invention, a mixture of oligosaccharides having a given DP profile is reduced to a DE of essentially zero by catalytically hydrogenating the mixture under reaction conditions sufficient to preserve the DP profile of the mixture, which reaction conditions typically include a reaction temperature ranging from about 50° C. to about 150° C. and a reaction pressure ranging up to about 1500 psi. Surprisingly, when the mixture is a malto-oligosaccharide mixture, the reduced mixture will have a superior color-fastness and thermal stability as compared to a similar unreduced mixture of malto-oligosaccharides, and also low reactivity towards nitrogen-containing species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Barresi, Richard Antrim
  • Publication number: 20050100881
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for the dissociation of cells. Cells are processed under conditions of pH, temperature, and shear to thereby yield a mixture of cell wall ghosts and cytoplasm. Preferably, the cells are jet cooked at an alkaline pH to form an intermediate mixture, and the intermediate mixture is subsequently jet cooked. Generally, the cells become dissociated, whereby at least one separate cell wall component is substantially separate from the dissociated cell walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventor: Sarjit Johal
  • Publication number: 20050095350
    Abstract: Disclosed are food products, in particular sports drinks and energy bars, that include isomalto-oligosaccharides. In one embodiment, at least 35% of the nutritive carbohydrate content of the food product comprise an isomalto-oligosaccharide. In another embodiment, at least 35% of the caloric content of the food product is attributed to the isomalto-oligosaccharide. In another embodiment, the isomalto-oligosaccharide is present in an amount effective to provide a nutritive caloric content of at least 50 kcal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Barresi, Jiao Wang
  • Publication number: 20050064066
    Abstract: Disclosed is an alcohol mixture that comprises a product of fermentation that is treated with calcium under conditions suitable to precipitate sulfurous proteinaceous material. The invention also provides a method of producing a blended fermented beverage from a calcium-precipitated fermented beverage and a starch hydrolyzate fermented beverage. The calcium-precipitated fermented beverage or blended beverage may be further treated to decolor the beverage (such as via activated carbon treatment) and, if desired, further treated to reduce the level of other undesirable components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventor: Steve Ramsden
  • Publication number: 20050048191
    Abstract: Disclosed are saccharide-derivatized oligosaccharides. The derivatized oligosaccharides preferably are prepared by extruding a reaction mixture comprising a saccharide having a DP ranging from 1 to 4, oligosaccharide having a degree of polymerization of at least 5, and, optionally an oligosaccharide having a degree of polymerization of at least 20. The products are low in digestibility, and thus in various embodiments are suitable for use as bulking agents, for controlled energy release products, and for other purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Antrim, Frank Barresi, Roger McPherson, Jiao Wang
  • Publication number: 20050048163
    Abstract: Disclosed is an animal feed. The animal feed includes fat, preferably vegetable oil; a solid nutritive source; such as a whole seed or grain or a fraction thereof; and a binder, the binder comprising hemicellulose. Also disclosed are methods for preparing an animal feed and for feeding an animal. When formulated into pellets, the disclosed animal feeds have excellent durability, such that pellet fracture and dust formation are minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Freeman
  • Publication number: 20050031770
    Abstract: Various methods useful in connection with catching and freezing fish are disclosed. Also disclosed is an immersion freezer. In preferred embodiments, fish or other items to be frozen are immersed in a cooling medium. The cooling medium comprises an organic cooling agent, which preferably is a carbohydrate, sugar alcohol, glycoside, or non-toxic oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventor: Jeff Knauf
  • Patent number: 6835282
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for preparing a paper web. The paper web is prepared from a low-grade furnish, which contains low-grade pulps, such as recycled pulp and/or groundwood pulp, and which, in one preferred embodiment, is a newsprint furnish. In accordance with the disclosed process, a pre-flocculated filler is added to the furnish prior to forming the paper web from the furnish. Filler will be retained in the web, and retention of undesired components of the furnish in the web will be reduced as compared with newsprint in which a filler is incorporated via conventional processes. Another embodiment contemplates the incorporation of a pre-flocculated coated broke slurry into a paper furnish prior to paper formation. The paper web formed via the process of the invention will have improved properties as a result of the incorporation of the pre-flocculated filler or treated broke into the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Harvey, Stuart W. Mabee, James M. Crandall
  • Patent number: 6828310
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition that includes a material that is susceptible to degradation and a preserving agent in an amount effective to preserve the material comprising one or more reduced malto-oligosaccharide species. The preserving agent can include a single reduced malto-oligosaccharide species or a plurality of such species. Further disclosed is a method of preserving a material. The method generally includes contacting the material with a preserving agent containing a preserving effective amount of one or more reduced malto-oligosaccharide species. Solutions, powders, glasses, gels, and the like containing the chemically reactive material(s) and a preserving effective amount of one or more reduced malto-oligosaccharide species may be prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Frank W. Barresi, Richard L. Antrim
  • Publication number: 20040241281
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of producing a fermented beverage. A starch hydrolysate is fermented in the presence of yeast, a soluble nitrogenous yeast nutrient source, and an enzyme that releases fermentable carbohydrates from the starch hydrolysate to achieve a fermented beverage. The soluble nitrogenous yeast nutrient source is present in an amount sufficient to sustain fermentation of the starch hydrolysate to an inactivating alcohol concentration in the fermented beverage without being rate-limiting in the fermentation. The method can further comprise carbon filtration and ion exchange filtration to substantially remove impurities. A fermented beverage having substantially neutral flavor and substantially neutral odor prepared in accordance with the inventive method also is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventor: Steve Ramsden
  • Publication number: 20040242861
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for preparing a hydroxyalkyl starch. In accordance with the disclosed invention, the method comprises reacting the starch with a starch hydroxylating agent in the presence of an alcohol and an alcohol-soluble alkali metal, at a temperature effective to provide a cold water soluble starch, preferably at a temperature of between about 90° and about 110° C. The starch thus produced will be granular and cold water soluble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian P. Kightlinger, Richard L. Antrim
  • Publication number: 20040206931
    Abstract: Three novel types of release agents comprising waste products of several useful product-making processes well known in the art are disclosed. The first type of release agent is comprised of desugared sugar beet molasses, which is a waste product in the process of removing sugar from sugar beet molasses. The second type of release agent is sugar cane molasses. The third type of agent is a class of compositions comprising steepwater, brewers condensed solubles and distillers solubles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventor: Todd A. Bloomer