Patents Examined by C. Sayala
  • Patent number: 10363233
    Abstract: A ruminant feed composition, having a granulated core having at least one active substance and at least one layer of a coating material surrounding the core, the coating material comprising one or more linear, saturated aliphatic monocarboxylic acids in an amount of at least 60 wt % of the total weight of the coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: H. J. BAKER & BRO., LLC
    Inventors: Danny R. Wright, Richard J. Valagene
  • Patent number: 10357046
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to direct-fed microbials for use in improving the performance of an animal, improving the health of an animal, improving the environment of an animal, and combinations thereof. More particularly, the invention relates to isolated Bacillus strains 86 and 300, and strains having all of the identifying characteristics of these strains, for uses comprising the above-mentioned uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Microbial Discovery Group, LLC
    Inventors: Michael R. King, Sona Son, Nathan Robert Augspurger, Joel Dean Spencer, Amy Lange, Michael D. Engelhardt
  • Patent number: 10251411
    Abstract: Protein-rich feedstuffs which contain at least one protein feed material and either betaine or at least one feed product which contains betaine are resistant to reduction of digestibility as a result of heat damage during drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Summer
  • Patent number: 10244776
    Abstract: A granulated phosphate composition that provides sufficient nutritional value as well as enhanced bioavailability of organic phosphorous present in a main feed ingredient. The granulated phosphate composition includes a phosphate source, such as monocalcium phosphate, mono-dicalcium phosphate, or dicalcium phosphate, and one or more feed enzymes such as phytase. When the phosphate composition is compounded and pelleted with a main feed ingredient into a feed pellet, and consumed by a non-ruminant, the phytase component of the phosphate composition liberates otherwise unavailable phosphorous present in the main feed ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Mosaic Company
    Inventors: Eddy A. Fontana, Charlotte Brittain, Everett L. Jones, Bryan Baylor, Sal Nsheiwat, Ryan Thomas, Reinaldo M. Marsella
  • Patent number: 10231473
    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: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Purina Mills, LLC
    Inventors: Kent Lanter, Brenda de Rodas, Bill L. Miller, Gary E. Fitzner
  • Patent number: 10219528
    Abstract: A method and composition for dietary supplementation of ruminants with folic acid in a manner that assures the folic acid will not be consumed by rumen bacteria and instead will pass through to the intestine and to the animal's blood serum in order to enhance milk production. The folic acid in water is mixed with a water soluble metal salt of zinc, copper, iron or manganese or mixtures thereof to form a metal folate complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Zinpro Corporation
    Inventor: Peter A. Stark
  • Patent number: 10206415
    Abstract: A method and composition for dietary supplementation of ruminants with folic acid in a manner that assures the folic acid will not be consumed by rumen bacteria and instead will pass through to the intestine and to the animal's blood serum in order to enhance milk production. The folic acid in water is mixed with a water soluble metal salt of zinc, copper, iron or manganese or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Zinpro Corporation
    Inventor: Peter A. Stark
  • Patent number: 10188135
    Abstract: A method for inducing satiety in a human subject is disclosed, the method providing a satiety-inducing effect by the administration of, or provision of, a food product comprising less than about 15 grams of total protein, and between about 1.0 to about 3.5 grams of total leucine. The leucine is provided by the total protein and a leucine peptide composition comprising bound leucine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: Stokley-Van Camp, Inc., Glanbia Nutritionals (Ireland) Ltd.
    Inventors: Douglas Bolster, Laura Harkness, Brent L. Petersen, Maike Rahn
  • Patent number: 10172370
    Abstract: The present invention includes extruded livestock feed particles comprising a high level of fat and methods of making these animal feed particles. The particles are palatable and digestible by the livestock animals and lead to an enhanced energy intake by the animals. The particles are also flowable. The method includes the use of a vacuum coater to incorporate the fat into extruded animal feed particles. The present invention also includes methods of feeding dairy cows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Purina Animal Nutrition LLC
    Inventors: David C. Weakley, Kent J. Lanter
  • Patent number: 10159265
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a method for reducing methane production in ruminants comprising administering to said ruminant a feed composition containing a flavanone glycoside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERQUIM, S.A.
    Inventors: Joaquim Balcells Terés, Francisco Javier Crespo Montero
  • Patent number: 10159264
    Abstract: Animal feeds and feed components are provided which comprise tunicate material. The tunicate material may be whole tunicate, e.g. washed and/or dried, or a tunicate extract. Preferred tunicate extracts include protein- and/or lipid-enhanced extracts. Also provided are uses of tunicates and tunicate extracts as, or in, animal feeds and methods for feeding animals, e.g. fish, comprising administering feeds containing tunicate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BERGEN TEKNOLOGIOVERFORING AS
    Inventors: Christofer Troedsson, Eric Thompson, Jean-Marie Bouquet, Thorolf Magnesen, Christoffer Schander, Jiebing Li
  • Patent number: 10070660
    Abstract: Pet food palatability enhancers based on organic acids and showing antimicrobial efficacy are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: KEMIN INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Meredith Burke, Lynn Nelles
  • Patent number: 8293298
    Abstract: Method and device for treating meat products, in particular slaughtered poultry or parts thereof, in which an additive is added to the meat products. The meat products are mounted on product holders and conveyed an additive-adding device that treats the meat products with an additive. Thereafter, the meat products are further conveyed to a massaging device that massages the meat products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Marel Stork Poultry Processing B.V.
    Inventors: Maurice Eduardus Theodorus Van Esbroeck, Henricus Franciscus Jacobus Maria Van Der Eerden, Adrianus Josephes Van Den Nieuwelaar
  • Patent number: 8187655
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of dehydrating pieces of intact plant or animal tissue, said pieces containing at least 30 wt. % of water, the method comprising (i) contacting the pieces of intact tissue with a pressurized gas to reduce the water content of the pieces by at least 50%, said pressurized gas having a pressure of at least 0.5×Pc and a temperature of at least Tc?60° C., Pc representing the critical pressure of the gas and Tc representing the critical temperature of the gas, and (ii) separating the pressurized gas from the dehydrated pieces, wherein at least 80 wt. %, preferably at least 90 wt. % of the matter removed by the gas from the pieces of intact plant or animal tissue is water. The invention also provides a method of dehydrating a material containing at least 30 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Feyecon Development & Implementation B.V.
    Inventors: Wilhelmus G. M. Agterof, Rajni Bhatia, Gerard W. Hofland
  • Patent number: 8133524
    Abstract: A composition suitable for feeding hemophagous insects includes peptides, salt, and a CO2 generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Tokitae LLC
    Inventors: E. Barçin Acar, Geoffrey F. Deane, 3ric Johanson, Emma Rae Mullen, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Nels R. Peterson, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8088420
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining the optimum macronutrient content of a diet for an individual companion animal and for optimised diets determined according to such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Mars UK Limited
    Inventor: Simon Reginald Hall
  • Patent number: 8075939
    Abstract: A method of producing an animal feed that is free from transmittable degenerative encephalopathies is provided. Central to the method is alkali treatment of animal material at a pH of at least 8.5 under temperature conditions below 100 C at atmospheric pressure. This method provides a decontaminated animal feed produced under relatively low temperature and pressure conditions that are achievable in standard animal carcass rendering facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Austech Sterile Resource Recovery Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Philip William Kemp
  • Patent number: 8071144
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a chew toy for pets has steps of: producing a base layer and an outer layer; shaping the base layer; (c) applying the outer layer to the base layer to manufacture a semifinished material and drying the semifinished material to obtain a chew toy, wherein the base layer has poprice, sweet rice flour and water and the outer layer has soybean, animal parts and glycerol. The chew toy has poprice, sweet rice flour, soybean, animal parts and glycerol, therefore has a nutritional value, is easily digested and has health benefits for the pet, including strengthening their teeth and exercising their palate and jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Chia-Lung Shu
  • Patent number: 8062689
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for improving milk production in a ruminant. An amount of ruminally digestible starch in relation to the dry matter of a feed is manipulated to include a first selected ratio of ruminally digestible starch in relation to the dry matter of the feed which is fed to the ruminant during a first time interval after parturition. After the first time interval, the amount of ruminally digestible starch component in the dry matter of the feed is adjusted to a second ratio, lower than the first ratio, and fed to the ruminant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Purina Mills, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Weakley, Kent J. Lanter, Lawrence F. Reutzel
  • Patent number: 8057838
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a moist pet treat and a method of making the pet treat. More particularly, the invention relates to a moist pet treat comprising an animal by-product selected from the group consisting of a snout, ear, lung, heart, brain, cartilage, organ tissue, muscle tissue, and bone tissue and a humectant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Sergeant's Pet Care Products
    Inventor: Mark Levin