Patents Assigned to Lipton, Division of Conopco, Inc.
  • Patent number: 7361741
    Abstract: An antibody, or fragment thereof, capable of binding specifically to one or more human dietary enzymes, said antibody or fragment thereof comprising a heavy chain variable domain derived from an immunoglobulin naturally devoid of light chains, or a functional equivalent thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Bezemer, Monique Van Der Burg, Johannes Joseph De Haard, Erwin Tareilus
  • Publication number: 20070212466
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for the manufacture of frozen instant cooking pasta from elongated dried pasta products that substantially retains the pre-processing length of the dried pasta comprising the steps of: (i) dividing an elongated dried pasta products into one or more portions, each portion having a desired mass; (ii) loading each portion of pasta into one of a plurality of separate dosing devices; (iii) re-hydrating each portion of pasta within a dosing device; (iv) quenching the re-hydrated pasta resulting from step (iii); (v) freezing. Further embodiments are directed to the apparatus that is necessary for carrying out this process and the frozen product achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Applicant: Lipton, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto Nardi, Sandro Panaioli, Valerio Simeone
  • Patent number: 7211035
    Abstract: A reclosable packaging bag comprises a main bag body having an opening portion and at least one heat-sealed portion; and a linear fastener provided on the opening portion of the main bag body. The linear fastener is provided along the opening portion of the main bag body by an insert injection molding so as not to extend to the heat-sealed portions. A method for manufacturing the bag comprises the three steps. First, the first and second linear fastening members are formed on a prescribed position of a sheet of film material by an insert injection molding so as to be spaced from each other. These fastening members are engageable with each other to form a linear fastener. Second, the sheet of film material is folded in two so that the fastening members can engage with each other. Third, each of opposite portions of the sheet of film material thus folded is heat-sealed to form side heat-sealed portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignees: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd, Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Tooru Ichikawa, Kazunori Fujino, Raizo Kuge, Masahiro Ito, Graham Houlder, Hirokazu Suzuki, John S. K. Cheah
  • Patent number: 7182970
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a beverage brewing system and method for brewing a beverage. The brewing system is equipped to heat beverage extracts prior to mixing the beverage extract with solvent. The method results in a beverage, such as a tea-based beverage, that has no visible undissolved beverage extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventor: John William Tobin
  • Patent number: 7179498
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for the manufacture of frozen instant cooking pasta from elongated dried pasta products that substantially retains the pre-processing length of the dried pasta comprising the steps of: (i) dividing an elongated dried pasta products into one or more portions, each portion having a desired mass; (ii) loading each portion of pasta into one of a plurality of separate dosing devices; (iii) re-hydrating each portion of pasta within a dosing device; (iv) quenching the re-hydrated pasta resulting from step (iii); (v) freezing. Further embodiments are directed to the apparatus that is necessary for carrying out this process and the frozen product achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto Nardi, Sandro Panaioli, Valerio Simeone
  • Patent number: 7179837
    Abstract: Flavones with an isoprenyl group in the 8-position possess very good anti-inflammatory properties and can also be used to treat/prevent/cure skin-disorders when applied in food compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mark Donovan, Martin Richard Green, Maria Catherine Tasker, Paula Rachel Yates
  • Publication number: 20050173053
    Abstract: A reclosable packaging bag comprises a main bag body having an opening portion and at least one heat-sealed portion; and a linear fastener provided on the opening portion of the main bag body. The linear fastener is provided along the opening portion of the main bag body by an insert injection molding so as not to extend to the heat-sealed portions. A method for manufacturing the bag comprises the three steps. First, the first and second linear fastening members are formed on a prescribed position of a sheet of film material by an insert injection molding so as to be spaced from each other. These fastening members are engageable with each other to form a linear fastener. Second, the sheet of film material is folded in two so that the fastening members can engage with each other. Third, each of opposite portions of the sheet of film material thus folded is heat-sealed to form side heat-sealed portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Applicants: HOSOKAWA YOKO, CO., LTD., LIPTON, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Tooru Ichikawa, Kazunori Fujino, Raizo Kuge, Masahiro Ito, Graham Houlder, Hirokazu Suzuki, John Cheah
  • Patent number: 6908422
    Abstract: A reclosable packaging bag comprises a main bag body having an opening portion and at least one heat-sealed portion; and a linear fastener provided on the opening portion of the main bag body. The linear fastener is provided along the opening portion of the main bag body by an insert injection molding so as not to extend to the heat-sealed portions. A method for manufacturing the bag comprises the three steps. First, the first and second linear fastening members are formed on a prescribed position of a sheet of film material by an insert injection molding so as to be spaced from each other. These fastening members are engageable with each other to form a linear fastener. Second, the sheet of film material is folded in two so that the fastening members can engage with each other. Third, each of opposite portions of the sheet of film material thus folded is heat-sealed to form side heat-sealed portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignees: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd., Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Tooru Ichikawa, Kazunori Fujino, Raizo Kuge, Masahiro Ito, Graham Houlder, Hirokazu Suzuki, John S. K. Cheah
  • Patent number: 6905717
    Abstract: Dressing of W/O/W type containing bifidus m.o. in the internal waterphase. The m.o. can be present for taste reasons, but also for nutritional reasons. The emulsions are characterized in that the outer water phase comprise 0.1-9% organic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurence Beck nee Trescol, Gilles Franch, Isabelle Geneau de Lamarliere
  • Patent number: 6846507
    Abstract: It was found that by the addition of 2 different, specific sterols, which preferably are phytosterols, to a liquid fat, the liquid fat was no longer liquid, but showed a firmness, measured as Stevens hardness, significantly higher than that of the liquid fatty compound itself. Preferably, the liquid fat is an edible fat, and the sterols used is a mixture of phytosterols, preferably oryzanol and sitosterol at a minimum total weight level of 2%, preferably 4%, with a clear optimum at a molar ratio between 3:1 and 1:3, further preferred between 1:2 and 2:1. The composition is preferably used in consumer goods, such as cosmetic products or food products. Also these products comprising such a composition are part of the invention. After dissolution of the sterols in the fatty compound at elevated temperature, improvement of structuring capacity of the sterols was found by rapid cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Heike Ritter, Robert Leo van de Sande, Volkmar Muller
  • Patent number: 6841182
    Abstract: A method has been found for the manufacture of a spread which is characterized by the presence of a substantial amount of olive oil polyphenols and the absence of olive oil odour. The deodorized olive oil to be used for the preparation is obtained by a mild refining process which spares the olive oil's minor components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Lipton, a division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan van Buuren, Keshab Lal Ganguli, Karel P van Putte
  • Patent number: 6833144
    Abstract: A method for preparing a cold water infusing leaf tea. Green tea leaves are macerated, treated with tannase, fermented in the presence of hydrogen peroxide in an amount that is sufficient to activate endogenous peroxidases to oxidize gallic acid and other compounds that are liberated by the tannase treatment, and then dried. The final product is a black leaf tea that infuses in hot or cold water to give good flavor and color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher William Goodsall, Timothy Graham Jones, Joseph Kipsiele Mitei, Andrew David Parry, Richard Safford, Ambalavanar Thiru
  • Publication number: 20040247764
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for the manufacture of frozen instant cooking pasta from elongated dried pasta products that substantially retains the pre-processing length of the dried pasta comprising the steps of;
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Applicant: Lipton, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto Nardi, Sandro Panaioli, Valerio Simeone
  • Publication number: 20040219278
    Abstract: Low fat foods incorporating mesomorphic phases of edible surfactants as the structuring agent can advantageously be flavored by incorporating lipophilic flavors into a triglyceride-containing gelled biopolymer phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Applicant: Lipton, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventor: Podutoori Ravinder Reddy
  • Patent number: 6805181
    Abstract: A rotary mechanism for cutting and/or sealing a web has a pair of counter-rotating rotors mounted on parallel axes and having radially projecting arms between which the web is momentarily gripped for cutting and/or sealing. Sealing is performed by heated pressure outer faces on the rotor arms. Cutting is performed by cutter and anvil bars on the opposed arms engaging the web. Bearer faces on the arms beyond the pressure faces set a gap between the pressure faces and a rectangular-section tongue and groove in mating contact faces one side of the pressure faces locate the pressure faces laterally. The cutting means are adjusted by a wedge bar bearing on the inner face of the cutter bar or anvil. The wedge bar is movable in the direction of rotation and has an outer face inclined in the same direction. Means accessible from the leading and/or trailing faces of the rotor arms are provided for adjusting the wedge bar and clamping the cutter and anvil bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Francis Blundell, Michael John Cahill, Kevin Richard Fincham, Paul Franklin, Geoffrey William Vernon, Peter Ernest Willett
  • Patent number: 6797295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sprayable browning composition which, when applied to a foodstuff, imparts a browning and optionally also a flavoring effect to the surface of the substrate to which it is applied. This is achieved by an oil in water emulsion comprising a browning agent and emulsifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Johannes Mattheus Cornelissen, Peter van den Enden, Cornelis Willem van Oosten
  • Patent number: 6793958
    Abstract: Edible oil-in-water emulsion comprising: 35-70% (wt) edible oil 0.5-10% (wt) egg yolk derived emulsifier 0.3-1.5% (wt) casein 65-25% (wt) water, wherein at least 60% of the oil droplets has a size of 1-5 &mgr;m. Such a composition preferably has a Stevens value of 60-160, when measured using a Stevens Texture Analyser, at 20° C., after 2 weeks storage at 20° C., using a speed of 2 mm/s and a distance 20 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Lipton, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Gijsbert Kuil, Barbara Margaretha Pelan, Theo Struik
  • Patent number: 6787151
    Abstract: Ingestable products for lowering blood total cholesterol, including isoflavone, vegetable protein such as soy protein and phytosterol. The combination of phytosterol with soy protein (which includes isoflavone) is superior to the individual components alone in improving plasma lipid profiles. Preferably the products are food products. The invention is also a method for lowering plasma cholesterol in animals, preferably humans, by feeding compositions having plasma cholesterol-lowering, synergistically effective amounts of isoflavone, soy protein and phytosterol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Geert Willem Meijer, William Conrad Franke, Podutoori Ravinder Reddy
  • Patent number: 6780454
    Abstract: A cold water infusible tea leaf product is shown which brews in cold water to produce an iced tea beverage with the color and flavor of iced teas prepared by hot brewing methods. The product when brewed in water at about 15° C. for about 5 minutes at a water to tea ratio of 100 water to 1 tea has a cold water infusion Hunter L Value of about 25 to 45; a Hunter “a” value of about 24 to 34; a Hunter haze value of less than 40 and at least 0.15% soluble tea solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Ashley Balentine, Steven Alphonse Gobbo, Robert Steven Hang, Xiaoqun Qi, Andrew David Parry, Christopher William Goodsall
  • Publication number: 20040163142
    Abstract: A method for manipulating the production of flavonoids in tomatoes by manipulating gene activity in the flavonoid biosynthetic pathway by expressing genes encoding chalcone isomerase, compositions for use in such a method and tomato plants having altered flavonoid levels are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Applicant: Lipton, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnaud Guillaume Bovy, Stephen Glyn Hughes, Shelagh Rachael Muir, Adrianus Joannes Van Tunen, Martine Elisa Verhoeyen, Cornelis Henricus De Vos