Patents Assigned to Lipton, Division of Conopco, Inc.
  • Patent number: 6599548
    Abstract: An ambient stable tea based beverage that contains a tea extract and a preservative system. The preservative system contains cinnamic acid, one or more essential oils and one or more pasteurization adjuncts that become fungicidal when activated by heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Marian Blyth, Roy Michael Kirby, Hazel Steels, Malcolm Stratford
  • Patent number: 6596336
    Abstract: A stable acidified, emulsified sauce containing preservatives, very high solids and salt is taught. The emulsion has selected emulsifiers and starches to result in good initial emulsification and good further dilution characteristics. The components of the sauce including solids, salt and preservatives, have been selected to achieve a 5 log microbiological kill on storage at ambient temperature without pasteurization and without adversely affecting the fresh flavor or the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Gimelli, Roland Bauer, Dominic Caravetta, Daniel J. Kochakji, Stephanie Luther
  • Publication number: 20030134028
    Abstract: The invention concers a fat based food product comprising natural fat components which have a blood cholesterol lowering effect in amounts sufficient to obtain a blood cholesterol lowering effect if the food product is used accroding to the common needs and customs of the consumer, wherein at least one of toctrienol, oryzanol and phytosterol is present, and preferably at least two and in a further preferred embodiment at least 0.1 wt % of tocotrienol, 0.1 wt % of oryzanol and 0.4 wt % of phytosterol. In a further preferred embodiment the fat in the product comprises at least 30 wt %, preferably at least 45 wt % of pufa-triglycerides. By the regular consumption of the now found fat based food products a positive contribution to health in general, and in particular to the lowering of the blood cholesterol level can be found.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: Lipton, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventor: Lourus Cornelis Lievense
  • Patent number: 6589982
    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: September 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mark Donovan, Martin Richard Green, Maria Catherine Tasker, Paula Rachel Yates
  • Patent number: 6589575
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a black leaf tea that is infusible in hot or cold water. The process involves macerating freshly plucked tea leaves, allowing them to ferment, firing the leaves to arrest fermentation and then drying them to yield black leaf tea, wherein the tea leaves are treated with a solubilising compound selected ascorbic acid, dehydroascorbic acid, 1-scorbamic acid, 5-phenyl-3,4-diketo-gamma-butyrolactone (4-phenyl-2,3-diketo-gamma-butyrolactone) or their salts and mixtures thereof in an amount that is sufficient for the black leaf tea to be soluble in water at 5 to 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Velu Ganesan, Shovan Ganguli, Kush Garg, Mushtaq Patel, Vilas Pandurang Sinkar, Narayasaswami Subramanian
  • Patent number: 6589587
    Abstract: The invention relates to pourable water and oil containing emulsions comprising an aqueous phase and gas bubbles, whereby said gas bubbles are substantially dispersed in the aqueous phase. Emulsions according to the invention show increased stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Benjamins, Jochen Effey, Eckhard Floeter, Rowdy van Gelder
  • Patent number: 6586033
    Abstract: A stable, acidified emulsion containing extremely high solids and high salt content is disclosed. This can be used in a complementary combination liquid/paste sauce composition with a dry, particulate seasoning composition. The sauce has a selected amount of water and thus could be subject to microbiological attack, which in turn requires pH control. The sauce has selected emulsifiers to result in good initial emulsification and good dilution characteristics. The components of the sauce, including solids, salt and preservatives, have been selected for stability and to achieve a centrifuge stability of at least about 25%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Gimelli, Roland Bauer
  • Patent number: 6579557
    Abstract: The invention relates to food products comprising an aqueous phase and gas bubbles, whereby said gas bubbles are substantially dispersed in the aqueous phase, and whereby said gas bubbles have a mean diameter size distribution with a maximum below 10 &mgr;m and whereby said aqueous phase comprises a compound capable of forming at least a partial coating around said gas bubbles. Food products are for example cheese, frying fats, dressings, margarines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Benjamins, Jacobus Van Eendenburg, Eckhard Floeter, Jan P Van Iersel, Karel Abraham Kuypers, Eddie G Pelan
  • Patent number: 6579556
    Abstract: A method for preparing an ambient-stable beverage that is suitable for cold filing. The method involves adding to a beverage at least one pasteurization adjunct that has no appreciable fungicidal activity at a temperature between 0 and 40 degrees C but exhibits fungicidal activity when heated to a temperature between 40 and 65 degrees C, and raising the temperature of the beverage to a temperature between 40 and 65 degrees C in order to activate the fungicidal activity of the pasteurisation adjunct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Michael Kirby, Hazel Steels, Malcolm Stratford
  • Publication number: 20030104632
    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: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Applicant: Lipton, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher William Goodsall, Timothy Graham Jones, Joseph Kipsiele Mitei, Andrew David Parry, Richard Safford, Ambalavanar Thiru
  • Patent number: 6564697
    Abstract: A machine for brewing tea. The machine has a housing, a vessel for receiving leaf tea and a hot water supply that supplies hot water to that vessel. The leaf tea is physically agitated within the vessel to maximise the rate and extent of infusion and the resulting infusion is siphoned out of the vessel before it is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian John Maxwell, Charanjit Singh Nandra, Miles Pennington, Anthony Edward Quinn
  • Publication number: 20030091718
    Abstract: A cold water infusible tea leaf product is disclosed 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: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Applicant: 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: 20030092550
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching a tag and a thread length to a web of filter material with one end of the thread length secured to the tag and the other end being secured to the web adjacent one side edge of the web and the tag being attached to the web adjacent the opposite side edge. The apparatus has a gripper for drawing the tag, with the thread secured thereto, across the web from that one edge to an extended position beyond the opposite side edge before returning the tag to a final extended position over the web. The apparatus also has a mechanism for attaching the tag to the web in the final position, a displacement mechanism for the gripper means that has a first linear guide on which the gripper is slidable, and a second inner guide that is transverse to the first guide and fixedly located in the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Applicant: Lipton, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Herman Ketel, Kevin John Stamp
  • Patent number: 6562387
    Abstract: An ambient stable beverage that contains a preservative system that contains cinnamic acid, dimethyl dicarbonate and at least one essential oil. The beverage contains a minimum concentration of preservatives and has a pleasant taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Michael Kirby, David Savage, Malcolm Stratford
  • Publication number: 20030077373
    Abstract: Black leaf tea that has the appearance of orthodox processed black tea but has the infusion characteristics of CTC processed black leaf tea. Various methods are given to define orthodox appearance and CTC infusion character.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Applicant: Lipton, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruth Louisa Blair, Andrew David Parry, Peter Joseph Stabler
  • Patent number: 6548100
    Abstract: A complementary combination liquid/paste sauce composition and a dry, particulate seasoning composition, both of which are interdependent for effective cook up is taught. The sauce is fluid and thus has a selected amount of water and could be subject to microbiological attack which in turn requires pH control. The seasoning component is designed to buffer acidic taste of the the sauce composition to achieve selected taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Lipton, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Bauer, Kenneth Gimelli, Birgitha Tray, Bert Kuil, Nicolaas Jan Verhoef, Stephanie Doan
  • Patent number: 6544573
    Abstract: An oil-in-water emulsion containing a gum system having a solids level of 22% or less, which provides a clear to translucent appearance and includes carrageenan, xanthan gum and propylene glycol alginate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Lipton, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Lamuel P. Pajela, Christopher Wilson, Thomas John Wajda, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6517884
    Abstract: The invention relates to a food product comprising 0.1 to 1.5 wt % of one or more anti-spattering agents comprising no native soy lecithin or native soy lecithin in an amount of from 0 to 0.05 wt % on total product, whereby the anti-spattering agent is preferably selected from the group comprising hydrolyzed lecithin, fractionated lecithin, citric acid esters or combinations thereof; optionally one or more emulsifiers in a total amount of from 0 to 0.5 wt %; optionally one or more browning agents in a total amount of from 0 to 0.07 wt %; one or more salts in an amount of from 0.5 to 3 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Christina Bauer-Plank, Ton Van Den Berg, Frank Van Dieren, Juergen Heinz Fabian, Isabella Christina De Vries
  • Publication number: 20030021879
    Abstract: Pourable frying products that comprise an ester of citric acid with a mono- or diglyceride show improved spattering behaviour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Applicant: Lipton, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Christina Bauer-Plank, Marcelle Van Den Kommer, Marcel Caroline Segers
  • Patent number: D474687
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: William David Jones, Shirley Ann Irvine, Ryan Richardson Pennie