Patents Assigned to Wm. Wrigley, Jr. Company
  • Publication number: 20210068417
    Abstract: Tempered xylitol coatings and methods for applying the same are disclosed. A gum coating device coats a gum core with a first syrup to form a first coating, wherein the first syrup comprises xylitol, a first coating impurity, and a binder. The first syrup does not include a coloring agent and the first coating impurity is selected to slow the crystallization of xylitol. The gum coating device coats an outer surface of the first coating with a second syrup to form a second coating. The second syrup comprises xylitol, a second coating impurity, a binder, and a coloring agent. The second coating impurity is selected to slow the crystallization of xylitol. The gum coating device tempers the gum core after at least a first layer of the first coating is applied and before a last layer of the second coating is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: WM. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. ZYCK, Phillip BATES, Dennis ABAD, Ulesses P. ORR, Daniel J. SITLER, Javier GONZALEZ
  • Patent number: 10842296
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for displays are disclosed. The display includes a tray, a stand, and a biasing member. The tray comprises a plurality of walls configured to house a plurality of consumer products. The stand is coupled to the tray and comprises an interior wall disengaging an interior face of a stand edge in a first configuration in which the stand is collapsed and engaging the stand edge in a second configuration in which the stand is erect. The biasing member is coupled to the stand and biases the stand to move from the first configuration to the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Ray Burke, Mark Armstrong, Narut Ruthiraphong
  • Patent number: 10736333
    Abstract: A low sugar, low cariogenic, low-laxation gelled confection having acceptable texture, stability, clarity, and flavor delivery, that contains a doctoring agent comprising sucromalt, inulin, brown rice syrup, or combinations thereof; erythritol as the bulking sweetener agent; and a gelling agent comprising gelatin, pectin, starch, dextrin, hydrocolloid, milk proteins, or combinations thereof; wherein the doctoring agent to erythritol ratio is 90:10 to 70:30 wt % solids and the gelled confection has consumer acceptable texture, stability, clarity, and flavor delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Barbara Z. Stawski, Chia-Hua Hsu, David G. Barkalow
  • Patent number: 10736335
    Abstract: Dried fruit powders are used as a replacement for current bulking agents used in chewing gum, such as polyols or sucrose, thereby providing healthier chewing gum options to consumers with real fruit taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Xiaoqun Mo, David R. Phillips, Xiaohu Xia, Philip Shepherd
  • Patent number: 10737874
    Abstract: A multi-piece dispenser for confectionary products including a housing defining an inner chamber for storing a multi-piece package of confectionary product including a slot for receiving an end portion of the multi-piece package for dispensing the confectionary product and a retention member for retaining the end portion of the package within the slot for further dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Neema Pourian, Shashi Mishra, Atanu Palit, Vinod Vibhute, Vijender Singh, David R. Phillips, Noah Pentelovitch
  • Patent number: 10543155
    Abstract: Combinations of a zinc salt and an isothiocyanate are provided, and more particularly to a consumer acceptable oral composition containing such combination which is effective in the reduction of volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Minmin Tian, Bryan Hanley, Michael Dodds
  • Patent number: 10492512
    Abstract: A chewing gum base comprises food acceptable polyfarnesene wherein the polyfarnesene has a weight average molecular weight above 100,000 daltons. A chewing gum composition comprises about 5% to about 95% chewing gum base comprising food acceptable polyfarnesene wherein the polyfarnesene has a weight average molecular weight above 100,000 daltons; about 5% to about 95% bulking and sweetening agent; and about 0.1 to about 10% flavoring agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Xiaoqun Mo, Michael J. Greenberg
  • Patent number: 10390547
    Abstract: A low cariogenic, low-laxation hard candy product having acceptable clarity and cold flow stability, contains a bulking sweetener agent, comprising isomaltulose, trehalose, erythritol or combinations thereof and a doctoring agent, comprising inulin, indigestible dextrin, sucromalt, polydextrose, or combinations thereof; wherein the bulking sweetener agent to doctoring agent ratio is 70/30 to 40/60 dry solids wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Chia-Hua Hsu, David G. Barkalow, Barbara Stawski
  • Patent number: 10265367
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to oral compositions and methods for inhibiting the formation of plaque biofilm by salivary bacteria, and more particularly, to oral compositions comprising a combination of magnolia bark extract (MBE) and L-arginine, N?-lauroyl ethyl ester (LAE). The oral compositions are useful for improving oral health, including inhibiting the formation of plaque biofilm by salivary bacteria and reducing plaque adherence to teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael W. Dodds, Minmin Tian, Taichi Inui, Lilian Ramirez, Marcelo B. Aspiras
  • Publication number: 20190037896
    Abstract: The present application discloses long-lasting cooling formulations which comprise at least one cooling agent and are suitable for use in confectionery products. In certain, non-limiting embodiments of the disclosed formulations, the cooling agent is WS-30 (glycerol ester of p-menthane-3-carboxylic acid) In certain embodiments, the disclosed formulations provide enhanced cooling attributes for mints and chewing gum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Sonya JOHNSON, Gloria SHELDON, Minmin TIAN
  • Patent number: D842631
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: John Mark Radford, Jerome Marcel Morgen, Dudley Roberts
  • Patent number: D861370
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher H. Cunningham, Benjamin Jordan Taber, Russell Avens, Xiaorui Xie
  • Patent number: D862836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Kari Bauer, Dennis W. Rybolt
  • Patent number: D870552
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Chen Howe Chong, Changdan Li, Siying Liang, Yali Cheng
  • Patent number: D882393
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Chen Howe Chong, Changdan Li, Siying Liang, Yali Cheng
  • Patent number: D878465
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventor: Mikael Bäckström
  • Patent number: D901126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Qishan Luo, Lina Su, Jianchao Lu
  • Patent number: D901303
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Nicolas Jaouen, Rory Johnston, Peter Booth, Alex Roper, Ian Smith, Mark Watson
  • Patent number: D915731
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Kari Bauer, Dennis W. Rybolt
  • Patent number: D915732
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Kari Bauer, Dennis W. Rybolt