Patents Examined by C. Sayala
  • Patent number: 10842175
    Abstract: Methods of making coated pet food kibble and the kibble product by coating kibble with a composition that include at least one of: (i) lecithin and chicken fat; (ii) lecithin, a glycerol monoester of a fatty acid, a sugar monoester of a fatty acid, and chicken fat; (iii) lecithin, N?—(C8-C18) acyl arginine alkyl (C1-C8) ester, and chicken fat; or (iv) N?—(C8-C18) acyl arginine alkyl (C1-C8) ester-thymol and chicken fat. When the pet food kibble coated with a composition as described above, exhibits amounts of Salmonella sp. that are reduced by about 99%. This reduction is effective for at least 60 days post coating when compared to pet food kibble coated with a composition lacking one of (i)-(iv). The compositions are also used in a method for treating raw beef or poultry prior to grinding where the ground meat exhibits amounts of Salmonella sp. that are reduced by about 99%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NEVADA NATURALS INC.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Sawyer, Richard F. Stockel
  • Patent number: 10834912
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel method for producing fish bait, in which fish are dehydrated and then impregnated. In a first step, fresh dead fish bodies are attached and suspended on a horizontal carrier in the longitudinal direction and then frozen in a deep freezer. In a second step, the frozen fish bodies are impregnated in deep-frozen acetone and dewatered. In a third step, the acetone is brought to room temperature in order to defat the fish bodies. In a forth step, the fish bodies are impregnated in a vacuum chamber, the acetone being replaced by a suitable impregnating means for a plurality of days under a vacuum. And in a fifth step, the fish bodies impregnated with the impregnating means are hardened at room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Hansjörg Koch
  • Patent number: 10798956
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing at least one popcorn grain substantially entire and coated, completely or partially, with at least a first layer of a first melted cheese directly in contact with the popcorn grain. The first melted cheese has an initial moisture content of less than 35%, or alternatively, the first melted cheese is cooked too and its moisture after cooking is lower than 8%. A second layer of a second cheese may be applied to the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SLB S.R.L.
    Inventor: Francesca Sangiacomo
  • Patent number: 10772343
    Abstract: Methods of preventing or decreasing PEDv and/or Salmonella bacteria in animal feed, feed ingredients, and pet food are provided. The methods utilize generally safe chemical mitigants, such as medium chain fatty acids, essential oils, and sodium bisulfate. The chemical mitigants are introduced to the feed or feed ingredients at inclusion rates selected so as to prevent or decrease PEDv and/or Salmonella bacteria in the animal feed, feed ingredients, or pet food. The methods are particularly suitable for use in post-processing treatment of animal feed, feed ingredients, or pet food that will be transported and stored for multiple days or weeks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Cassandra K. Jones, Roger A. Cochrane, Jason C. Woodworth, Steven S. Dritz
  • Patent number: 10750770
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an antioxidant combination of at least tocopherols, carnosic acid and hydrolysable gallotannins, wherein: —the amount of tocopherols is less than about 500 ppm, and—the ratio of carnosic acid:hydrolysable gallotannins ranges from about 1:4 to about 3:1. The present invention also concerns an antioxidated fat-containing composition comprising this antioxidant combination. The present invention also concerns a method for enhancing the antioxidant effect of tocopherols in a fat-containing composition, as well as the use of the antioxidant combination for enhancing the antioxidant effect of tocopherols in a fat-containing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SPECIALITES PET FOOD
    Inventors: Françoise Michel-Salaun, Nicolas Coneggo
  • Patent number: 10743564
    Abstract: The invention provides pseudo-loaf food compositions comprising meat analog chunks and gravy, the gravy comprising a thickener selected from the group consisting of a gum present in the gravy in an amount from about 0.5 to about 3.0% of the gravy by weight, a starch present in the gravy in an amount from about 2.0 to about 9.0% of the gravy by weight, and combinations thereof. The food composition has a moisture content from about 60% to about 74% of the composition by weight and has a loaf-type structure. In an embodiment, the moisture content of the pseudo-loaf food composition is from about 67% to about 74% of the composition by weight. In addition, the invention provides methods of making pseudo-loaf food compositions and also provides blended food compositions comprising one or more pseudo-loaf compositions and one or more comestible ingredients compatible with the pseudo-loaf food compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODUITS NESTLÉ S.A.
    Inventors: Michael G. Rayner, Jean Luz Rayner, Rachel Miller
  • Patent number: 10709156
    Abstract: A pet supplement is provided and comprises an amount of probiotic microorganisms coated with a first fat component having a first melting point and a source of a sweetener component comprising sugar and a second fat component having a second melting point. The second melting point is higher than the first melting point. Methods of making the pet supplement are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MARS, Incorporated
    Inventors: George Scott Kerr, Gregory Dean Sunvold, Lawrence Andrew Schumacher, David William Schuller, Robbert H. ter Haar, Michael J. Bittner
  • Patent number: 10709154
    Abstract: A weatherized mineral mixture is produced by heating a digestible fat or fatty acid and spraying a mineral mixture with the heated digestible fatty acid to form a protective layer over the mineral mixture. The weatherized mineral mixture may be free of salts of fatty acids, namely soaps. The weatherized mineral mixture sheds water and is wind-resistant. Upon ingestion by livestock animals, the protective coating is digested and the minerals within the mineral mixture are absorbed by the livestock animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION LLC
    Inventors: Melissa Kanzelberger-Coolich, Ronald R. Scott
  • Patent number: 10653167
    Abstract: A method of making a gel-type livestock feed includes initially forming a feed mixture by mixing feed nutrient components, water, alginate, and a calcium component insoluble in water or a sequestrate to inhibit the calcium component from reacting with the alginate. Once the feed mixture is formed, the calcium component is solubilized or the sequestrates affecting the reactivity between the alginate and the calcium component is removed such that a gel feed is formed that includes a gel matrix containing the feed nutrient components. The gel feed may then be fed to the livestock. In another aspect of the present invention, piglets are weaned by feeding the gel feed for at least seven days directly after weaning. The gel feed may also include protein derived from blood with or without egg protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Purina Mills LLC
    Inventors: Kent Lanter, Brenda de Rodas, Bill L. Miller, Gary E. Fitzner
  • Patent number: 10624365
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition containing medium-chain fatty acids or salts or mono-, di-, triglycerides, esters or amides derivatives of medium-chain fatty acids for use as a feed additive for animals, in an optimized ratio. In a second and third aspect, the invention concerns an animal feed, supplemented with the composition containing the medium-chain fatty acids or derivatives and a method for feeding animals with the animal feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nutrition Sciences N.V.
    Inventors: Geert Bruggeman, Katrien Deschepper
  • Patent number: 10624368
    Abstract: Methods of making coated pet food kibble and the kibble product by coating kibble with a composition that include at least one of: (i) lecithin and chicken fat; (ii) lecithin, a glycerol monoester of a fatty acid, a sugar monoester of a fatty acid, and chicken fat; (iii) lecithin, N?—(C8-C18) acyl arginine alkyl (C1-C8) ester, and chicken fat; or (iv) N?—(C8-C18) acyl arginine alkyl (C1-C8) ester-thymol and chicken fat. When the pet food kibble coated with a composition as described above, exhibits amounts of Salmonella sp. that are reduced by about 99%. This reduction is effective for at least 60 days post coating when compared to pet food kibble coated with a composition lacking one of (i)-(iv). The compositions are also used in a method for treating raw beef or poultry prior to grinding where the ground meat exhibits amounts of Salmonella sp. that are reduced by about 99%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NEVADA NATURALS INC.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Sawyer, Richard F. Stockel
  • Patent number: 10588331
    Abstract: Biological waste such as food, organic or other biologically-derived waste is converted into shelf-stable and health-safe invertebrate feed. The method for converting includes pre-treating waste by fragmenting, reducing microbial contaminants, optionally amending with components that optimize fermentation, inoculating with microorganisms and mixing. Fermentation takes place in a bioreactor and produces fermentation leachate and solid fermentate. In the post-treatment steps, the solid fermentate is separated from the fermentation leachate. The solid fermentate is ground, dewatered and milled. The solid fermentate can be used as an invertebrate feed with or without further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: River Road Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Radu Popa, Kenneth H. Nealson, Matthew Schechter
  • Patent number: 10582723
    Abstract: The present invention relates to yeast cell wall 5 compositions enriched with mannose, mannose extracts and processes for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Cox, Michael Danielson, Kyle S. Michel
  • Patent number: 10575539
    Abstract: An additive for selenium-containing forage, primarily comprising plants or plant parts, such as cereal, corn, grass, or alfalfa, including at least one salt detoxifying inorganic trichothecene and/or zearalenone, with an alkali or earth alkali metal sulfite and perhaps a selenium containing salt being included as the inorganic salt detoxifying trichothecene and/or zearalenone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ERBER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Eva-Maria Binder, Dian Alexandra Schatzmayr, Heidi Elisabeth Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10561162
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method of preparing a palatability enhancer for a food composition comprising: a) combining an animal fat, one or more edible agents, an alkaline agent and water at a temperature of up to 45° C. to form a mixture, wherein the edible agents are selected from amino acids, sugars, vitamins, flavorants and flavor precursors, b) heating the mixture to a temperature of 96° C. to 99° C. for at least 35 minutes, and c) obtaining a palatability enhancer from the mixture, wherein the palatability enhancer comprises animal fat in an amount of at least about 80 wt %, and wherein the method is conducted under ambient pressure. Further provided is a method of enhancing the palatablity of a food composition and a method of reducing the odor of animal fat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Hungwei Lin
  • Patent number: 10499665
    Abstract: A complete ration, or diet, suitable for beef cattle in different fattening stages is provided, as well as a method for formulating the ration. All by-products of sugar manufacture are recycled and used to formulate the complete ration for beef cattle in different fattening stages, using sugarcane tip leaves and alkalized bagasse as raw materials, using molasses and corn flour as energy feed, using peanut bran, soybean residual, rapeseed meal, etc., as protein feed, using carbamide, dicalcium phosphate, limestone powder, bacteria strain and pre-mixture as other additives. The complete ration suitable for beef cattle in each growing stages can be flexibly formulated according to nutrients requirements of beef cattle in different growing stages. Comparing to the regular feed for the same fattening stage, the complete ration described can lead to a lower production cost and a lower ratio between feed and weight, and bring higher economic values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: GUANGDONG PROVINCIAL BIOENGINEERING INSTITUTE (GUANGZHOU SUGARCANE INDUSTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE), GUANGXI STATE FARMS JINGUANG DAIRY INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenxing Tan, Ximiao Yi, Jiazhou Wei, Dafeng Liang, Hongqiao Wei, Bu Ma, Zengwei Huang, Zhijian Wei, Zhaopeng Wu, Guowei Chang, Yu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10470481
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method of preparing a palatability enhancer for a food composition comprising combining an animal fat source and one or more agents in an aqueous solution to form a mixture, wherein said agents are selected from amino acids, sugars, vitamins, vegetable oils, flavorants and flavour precursors, heating the mixture at a pressure of 110 kPa to 800 kPa, obtaining a palatability enhancer from the mixture, wherein the palatability enhancer comprises animal fat in an amount of at least 80 wt %. Further provided is a method of enhancing the palatablity of a food composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Hungwei Lin, Brent Pope
  • Patent number: 10440976
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing high-strength coated whole cottonseed for livestock feed, wherein the germination ability of whole cottonseed is removed using high-temperature and high-pressure steam, and the surface of whole cottonseed is coated with gelatinized starch with high viscosity, which is prepared by gelatinizing starch in a preparation process. According the method of the present invention, since the germination ability of whole cottonseed is removed, release of foreign genes into the domestic environment, which may occur when using whole cottonseed for livestock feed, may be fundamentally prevented, and thus the method of the present invention may contribute to protection of domestic plant genetic resources. In addition, the use of gelatinized starch with increased viscosity, which is prepared by gelatinizing starch in a preparation process, may dramatically increase the selection range of coating agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Egreen Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Il Kim, Jong Moon Park
  • Patent number: 10440975
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a feed additive composition for reducing methane production generated in the ruminant stomach of ruminant animals. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to a feed additive composition for reducing methane production comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of alliin and berberine, more specifically to a feed additive composition for reducing methane production comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of diallyl disulfide (DADS), nitrate, and eucalyptus oil. The feed additive composition according to the present disclosure may be added to the feed without additional treatment, thereby reducing the amount of methane production in the ruminant stomach without negative effects on livestock productivity. Thus, the feed additive composition can be effectively used in the ruminant animal industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CJ CHEILJEDANG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Min Ah Park, Seung Heon Lee, Sung Hun Kim, In Bae Kim, Si Yong Yang, Seok Woo Chee
  • Patent number: 10383346
    Abstract: A method of making a gel-type livestock feed includes initially forming a feed mixture by mixing feed nutrient components, water, alginate, and a calcium component insoluble in water or a sequestrate to inhibit the calcium component from reacting with the alginate. Once the feed mixture is formed, the calcium component is solubilized or the sequestrates affecting the reactivity between the alginate and the calcium component is removed such that a gel feed is formed that includes a gel matrix containing the feed nutrient components. The gel feed may then be fed to the livestock. In another aspect of the present invention, piglets are weaned by feeding the gel feed for at least seven days directly after weaning. The gel feed may also include protein derived from blood with or without egg protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Purina Mills, LLC
    Inventors: Kent Lanter, Brenda de Rodas, Bill L. Miller, Gary E. Fitzner