Patents Assigned to Impossible Foods Inc.
  • Publication number: 20220330575
    Abstract: Non-animal-based food products are described that simulate whole cuts of meat from an animal. In embodiments, the food products may include a group of aligned fibers, where the fibers have an average fiber diameter of less than or about 500 ?m, and where the fibers comprise a non-animal-based protein. The food products may also include at least one binding agent in an interstitial space between at least a portion of the group of aligned fibers. In additional embodiments, the food products may include a scaffolding having one or more membranes that have a three-dimensional porous structure, where the scaffolding comprises one or more non-animal-based proteins. These food products may also include a gelling agent filling one or more pores in the scaffolding, where the gelling agent includes water, at least one non-animal-based protein, and at least one non-animal-based polysaccharide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Maxime Boulet-Audet, Elysia Cohn, Carolyn Gresswell, Dmitriy Khatayevich, Xin Li, Behzad Nazari-Nasrabad, Sowmya Purushothaman, Ines Resano Goizueta, Sergey Solomatin, Hui Wang, Kelsie Wysong
  • Patent number: 11439166
    Abstract: This document relates to ground meat replicas, and more particularly to plant-based products that mimic ground meat, including the fibrousness, heterogeneity in texture, beefy flavor, and red-to-brown color transition during cooking of ground meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjani Varadan, Sergey Solomatin, Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Elysia Cohn, Ariel Klapholz-Brown, Jennifer Woan-Yi Shiu, Aniket Kale, Jessica Karr, Rachel Fraser
  • Patent number: 11427932
    Abstract: This document relates to materials and methods for the production of protein. In one aspect, this document provides a nucleic acid construct including a first alcohol oxidase promoter element, wherein the first alcohol oxidase promoter element includes a mutation at one or more nucleotide positions corresponding to any of nucleotide positions 668-734 relative to SEQ ID NO: 28.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Andrew Hoyt, Xiao Guo, Smita Shankar
  • Patent number: 11319544
    Abstract: Methods and materials for genetically engineering methylotrophic yeast are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Smita Shankar, Martin Andrew Hoyt
  • Patent number: 11224241
    Abstract: This document relates to food products containing highly conjugated heterocyclic rings complexed to an iron ion and one or more flavor precursors, and using such food products to modulate the flavor and/or aroma profile of other foods. The food products described herein can be prepared in various ways and can be formulated to be free of animal products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel Fraser, Patrick O'Reilly Brown, Jessica Karr, Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Elysia Cohn
  • Patent number: 11219232
    Abstract: This document relates to food products containing highly conjugated heterocyclic rings complexed to an iron ion and one or more flavor precursors, and using such food products to modulate the flavor and/or aroma profile of other foods. The food products described herein can be prepared in various ways and can be formulated to be free of animal products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel Fraser, Patrick O'Reilly Brown, Jessica Karr, Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Elysia Cohn
  • Patent number: 11071315
    Abstract: This document relates to ground meat replicas, and more particularly to plant-based products that mimic ground meat, including the fibrousness, heterogeneity in texture, beefy flavor, and red-to-brown color transition during cooking of ground meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjani Varadan, Sergey Solomatin, Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Elysia P. Cohn, Ariel Klapholz-Brown, Jennifer Woan-Yi Shiu, Aniket Kale, Jessica Karr, Rachel Fraser
  • Patent number: 11051532
    Abstract: This disclosure describes methods for purifying protein, and more particularly to methods for purifying protein that minimize the development of undesirable odors and flavors in the purified protein and increase protein yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Allen Henderson, Jr., Ratnayake Mudiyanselage Dunilka Nishani Ratnayake, Ian Guiles Ronningen, Laila Dafik
  • Patent number: 11013250
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for the production of non-meat consumable products are described herein. A meat substitute is described which is constructed from a muscle analog, a fat analog, and a connective tissue analog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Marija Vrljic, Sergey Solomatin, Rachel Fraser, Patrick O'Reilly Brown, Jessica Karr, Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Michael Eisen, Ranjani Varadan
  • Patent number: 10993462
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for the production of non-meat consumable products are described herein. A meat substitute is described which is constructed from a muscle analog, a fat analog, and a connective tissue analog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Marija Vrljic, Sergey Solomatin, Rachel Fraser, Patrick O'Reilly Brown, Jessica Karr, Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Michael Eisen, Ranjani Varadan
  • Patent number: 10986848
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and compositions for the production of cheese replicas. Generally the cheese replicas are produced by inducing the enzymatic curdling of non-dairy milks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Sue Klapholz, Ranjani Varadan, Monte Casino, Patrick O'Reilly Brown, Michael Eisen, Elysia Cohn, Jean Prevot
  • Patent number: 10863761
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are improved methods and compositions which more accurately replicate the characteristics that consumers value in the preparation and consumption of meat and which overcome the shortcomings and drawbacks of current meat substitutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick O'Reilly Brown, Marija Vrljic, Ranjani Varadan, Michael Eisen, Sergey Solomatin
  • Patent number: 10798958
    Abstract: This document relates to ground meat replicas, and more particularly to plant-based products that mimic ground meat, including the fibrousness, heterogeneity in texture, beefy flavor, and red-to-brown color transition during cooking of ground meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjani Varadan, Sergey Solomatin, Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Elysia P. Cohn, Ariel Klapholz-Brown, Jennifer Woan-Yi Shiu, Aniket Kale, Jessica Karr, Rachel Fraser
  • Patent number: 10689656
    Abstract: Methods and materials for genetically engineering methylotrophic yeast are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Smita Shankar, Martin Andrew Hoyt
  • Patent number: 10327464
    Abstract: This document relates to food products containing highly conjugated heterocyclic rings complexed to an iron ion and one or more flavor precursors, and using such food products to modulate the flavor and/or aroma profile of other foods. The food products described herein can be prepared in various ways and can be formulated to be free of animal products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel Fraser, Patrick O'Reilly Brown, Jessica Karr, Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Elysia Cohn
  • Patent number: 10314325
    Abstract: This document relates to food products containing highly conjugated heterocyclic rings complexed to an iron ion and one or more flavor precursors, and using such food products to modulate the flavor and/or aroma profile of other foods. The food products described herein can be prepared in various ways and can be formulated to be free of animal products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel Fraser, Patrick O'Reilly Brown, Jessica Karr, Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Elysia Cohn
  • Patent number: 10287568
    Abstract: Materials and methods for extracting and purifying proteins are provided. For example, the materials and methods provided herein can be used for extracting and purifying proteins that denature at low temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Aniket Kale, Ranjani Varadan, Simon Christopher Davis
  • Patent number: 10273492
    Abstract: Methods and materials for genetically engineering methylotrophic yeast are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Smita Shankar, Martin Andrew Hoyt
  • Patent number: 10172381
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for the production of non-meat consumable products are described herein. A meat substitute is described which is constructed from a muscle analog, a fat analog, and a connective tissue analog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Marija Vrljic, Sergey Solomatin, Rachel Fraser, Patrick O'Reilly Brown, Jessica Karr, Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Michael Eisen, Ranjani Varadan
  • Patent number: 10172380
    Abstract: This document relates to ground meat replicas, and more particularly to plant-based products that mimic ground meat, including the fibrousness, heterogeneity in texture, beefy flavor, and red-to-brown color transition during cooking of ground meat. For example, this document provides meat replicas that include proteins that are selected based upon the temperature at which they gel and/or denature to mimic the behavior and qualities of meat during cooking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjani Varadan, Sergey Solomatin, Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Elysia Cohn, Ariel Klapholz-Brown, Jennifer Woan-Yi Shiu, Aniket Kale, Jessica Karr, Rachel Fraser