Patents Examined by C. Sayala
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8012519
    Abstract: A granulated monocalcium phosphate composition that provides sufficient nutritional value as well as enhanced pelleting benefits, such as abrasiveness and lubricity, compared to other granulated phosphate feed products. The granulated monocalcium phosphate composition includes one or more additives such as lubricity and abrasivity additives. The lubricity additive can include a sodium additive that lubricates the die during a feed milling or pelleting process. The abrasivity additive can include silica or sand that scours the die during the pelleting process. The increased lubricity and abrasivity attributes of the composition benefits die throughput and efficiency in the pelleting process, without compromising nutritional value in the final feed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: MOS Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew T. Kane, Eddy Fontana, Lawrence Alan Peacock, Robert C. Fredere, David Lee, Charlotte Brittain, Andrea Williams, Pat Connors, Kai Hamang
  • Patent number: 8012518
    Abstract: A step-down sucking method is provided for minimizing the weaning stress of newborn calves. The method features feeding newborn calves with a sufficient amount of milk corresponding to 15-25% of body weight for 3-5 weeks following birth, and then with a stepwise decreased amount of milk corresponding finally to 8-15% of body weight for 3-7 days, with the differential amount replaced with water and then with gradually decreased amounts of milk from 8-15% to zero % of the body weight and with solid feedstuffs for a period from 5 weeks to 6-8 weeks after birth, thereby inducing the calves to maximally take solid feedstuff with minimal weaning stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Republic of Korea (Rural Development Administration)
    Inventors: Hyun June Lee, Wang Shik Lee, Muhanmmad Ajmal Khan, Kwang Seok Ki, Hyeon Seop Kim, Byeong Seog Ahn, Soo Bong Park, Sung Jai Park, Guk Hyun Suh, Tai Young Hur, Sang Bum Kim, Byong Ho Park
  • Patent number: 7976884
    Abstract: An edible pet chew that is made of rehydrated hide about an inner fill via a positioning shealth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Nestec Ltd.
    Inventor: Christopher Alan Weinberg
  • Patent number: 7976885
    Abstract: Systems and methods for antimicrobial injection in a web packaging pasteurization system are provided. A pressurized mixture of pasteurizing medium and at least one antimicrobial agent is applied to the surfaces of a food product. According to a preferred embodiment, the at least one microbial agent is injected into and thereby mixed with the pressurized supply of pasteurizing steam prior to its discharge into a pressurized chamber and application to the food surfaces. Preferably, the mixture is introduced into the pressurized chamber at an inflow rate and vented from the chamber at an outflow rate that is slower than the inflow rate such that the pressure in the chamber increases to increase the temperature of the mixture to an effective temperature for killing bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Alkar-RapidPak-MP Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth T. Pulsfus, Lynn Amyx, Bryan J. Lemmenes
  • Patent number: 7955629
    Abstract: A method of the present invention includes feeding a calf a milk replacer at an enhanced rate with L-carnitine. The method of the present invention enhances weight gain, starter intake and reduces weaning time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC
    Inventor: Bill L. Miller
  • Patent number: 7951493
    Abstract: A process for preparing a food composition by mixing a nutritive base with at least one long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid; cooking the resulting mixture at a temperature not less than about 50° C.; adding to the food composition at least one oxidatively protected long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid; and packaging the resulting composition in an oxygen depleted environment within a sealed container to provide the food product that exhibits (1) acceptable palatability to an animal and (2) a shelf-life of at least about 6 months when stored at ambient temperature without opening the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Hungwei Charlie Lin, Harry Mead Clark, III, Brent Karl Pope, Jerry Don Millican, Viswas Ghorpade, Dale Allen Fritsch
  • Patent number: 7951408
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for improved ruminant diets are disclosed. The invention relates to the use of metal ion/metal ion salts in ruminant feed, at levels from about 0.25 to about 1 g/kg dry matter, in any ruminant diet, for improvement of bypass protein content, as well as to influence the rate of rumen starch digestion and the flow of starch to the duodenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: ADM Alliance Nutrition Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Cecava, Perry H. Doane, James L. Dunn
  • Patent number: 7939120
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a deterioration preventive for a flavor component, which is an oil-in-water and/or -polyhydric alcohol type emulsion, comprising an extracted tocopherol, wherein d-?-tocopherol is contained in an amount of 45% by weight or more of a total tocopherol, ferulic acid and/or a derivative thereof, and a polyglycerol fatty acid ester; a deterioration preventive for a flavor component, which is an oil-in-water and/or -polyhydric alcohol type emulsion, comprising (A) the above-mentioned extracted tocopherol, (B) ferulic acid and/or a derivative thereof, and (C) an emulsifying agent having an HLB of 9 or more; a flavor for foodstuff, comprising the above-mentioned deterioration preventive; an emulsion flavor for foodstuff, comprising the above-mentioned extracted tocopherol, a catechin; and a polyglycerol fatty acid ester; and foodstuff comprising the above-mentioned deterioration preventive for a flavor component, the above-mentioned flavor for foodstuff, or the above-mentioned emulsio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Taiyo Kagaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Etsuko Inaba, Takeshi Nakamura, Masaaki Yanagi
  • Patent number: 7939117
    Abstract: This invention provides a rumen-bypass dietary supplement in compacted particulate form. The supplement has the capability to transport fatty acid calcium salt and between about 65-96 percent of rumen-protected undegraded aminoacid content to the post-ruminal digestive system of a ruminant. A feedstock containing the supplement for ruminants benefically improves feed efficiency and body growth. The feedstock also is adapted to improve the lactational performance of dairy cattle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Zuccarello, Elliot Block, Edward Roman, Zbigniew Sek, Kenneth R. Cummings
  • Patent number: 7931929
    Abstract: A system (50) is provided for the production of elongated comestible products such as hot dogs, without the use of traditional casings. The system (50) includes a circular pattern of arrays (92) of elongated, open-ended, extruded synthetic resin cooking tubes (94, 96) within a rotatable cylindrical heating drum or housing (70). The tube housing (70) and arrays (92) are incrementally rotated and at each stop position certain of the tubes (94, 96) are filled with portions of meat emulsion (590) and alternating plugs (208), while previously filled tubes (94, 96) containing cooked product are unloaded, and other unfilled tubes are internally coated with a lubricant (e.g., a mixture of lecithin and vegetable oil). Energy exchange media such as hot water and/or steam are used within the housing to continuously cook the emulsion portions within the tubes (94, 96) to the desired extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Marlen International, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Powers, Adam E. Anderson, Paul Hardenburger
  • Patent number: 7914835
    Abstract: A dog chew treat is fashioned from a composition comprising sugar, fiber, and flour. Preferably, the sugar is dextrose, and the flour is pre-gelatinized wheat flour. The composition may be molded into the shape of a bone, or other treat. A palatant coating may be applied to the molded product. Colors may be added for different aesthetics such as a marbling pattern. Functional ingredients may be used to provide health benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Del Monte Corporation
    Inventors: William Keehn, Richard Rothamel, Aretha Ashby, Davor Juravic, Franjo Baltorinic, Yomayra Diaz, Steven Bautista, Donald Barnvos, Tracy Wojnarowski, Eric Lew
  • Patent number: 7897190
    Abstract: The present invention in a first aspect relates to novel flavour modulating substances according to formula (I) and/or edible salts thereof: R< SUP> 1< /SUP> —CR< SUP> 2< /SUP> (OR< SUP> 3< /SUP>) —CO—NR< SUP> 4< /SUP> —Y—X (I). It was found that substances represented by formula (I) can advantageously be used to impart desirable flavour, especially taste attributes to foodstuffs, beverages, and pharmaceutics they are incorporated in. In addition said substances are capable of modulating and complementing the sensory impact of other, flavour imparting, substances. Thus, the present flavour modulating substances are advantageously applied in flavour compositions, foodstuffs, beverages and pharmaceutics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Quest International Services B.V.
    Inventors: Chris Winkel, Harry Renes
  • Patent number: 7892313
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nitrogen containing fertilizer for plant growth and intended to be administered to growth substrate either alone or in mixture with other fertilizers. The invention is characterized in that the fertilizer is comprised of the L-form of a basic protein amino acid or its salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: SweTree Technologies AB
    Inventors: Lars Torgny Näsholm, Jonas Erik Gustav Öhlund
  • Patent number: 7879377
    Abstract: Pet food products and methods of manufacture are provided, the pet food product comprising a helical body having a first material formed to include an outer surface, and a second material having a striping portion deposited on the outer surface of the first material and positioned to lie along a length of the first material, the pet food product optionally having a stuffing portion positioned within a cavity in the first material. Illustratively, the second material has a composition that provides lubrication during an extrusion process to manufacture the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Nestec, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Dahl, Donald R. Speck
  • Patent number: 7851001
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an animal chew toy and a method of providing an animal chew toy wherein the toy has a body portion and a core portion. The core portion includes a first material including a central portion and a plurality of projections extending from the central portion. The body portion may surround the core portion, encapsulating the core or forming a frame around the core. The chew may be formed via a number of overmolding methods including those utilizing injection molding or extrusion techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: T.F.H. Publications, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen S. Axelrod
  • Patent number: 7842319
    Abstract: Food grade colored fluids which include food grade dyes and food grade glycols are provided. Also provided are methods for applying the food grade colored fluids directed to the surface of an edible substrate, and edible substrates having the food grade colored fluids applied to a surface thereof. The food grade colored fluids may optionally include glycerine and water. In one embodiment, the food grade glycol makes up at least about 25 wt. % of the colored fluid and water makes up no more than about 35 wt. % of the colored fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Sensient Imaging Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Baydo, Benedict D. Fabian, Zahra S. Fathollahi, Diane V. Graff, Constance L. Lee, Penny F. Martin
  • Patent number: 7842320
    Abstract: Food grade colored fluids which include food grade dyes and food grade glycols are provided. Also provided are methods for applying the food grade colored fluids directed to the surface of an edible substrate, and edible substrates having the food grade colored fluids applied to a surface thereof. In some embodiments the food grade colored fluids include a surface tension modifier to reduce their surface tensions. The food grade colored fluids may optionally include glycerine and water. In one embodiment, the food grade glycol makes up at least about 25 wt. % of the colored fluid and water makes up no more than about 35 wt. % of the colored fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Sensient Imaging Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Baydo, Benedict D. Fabian, Zahra S. Fathollahi, Diane V. Graff, Constance L. Lee, Penny F. Martin
  • Patent number: 7785388
    Abstract: Embodiments of a calcium cyanamide composition and method for their use are disclosed. The composition and method stabilize active ionic compositions comprising calcium cyanamide and enhance the effectiveness of calcium cyanamide alone or synergistically in combination with nitrogen-containing materials such as urea and organics, for example, manures. The composition and method also facilitate controllable site-directed delivery of the contents of the stabilized compositions. The composition and method are effective for fertilizing, soil amending, metal stabilizing and odor and organism inhibition. The compositions are stable, easily calibrated, and non-clogging for spray delivery to target sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventors: Richard O. Hartmann, Timothy G. Holt, A. Ray Shirley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7776373
    Abstract: A method of enhancing food properties by electroporating a food using electrical pulses. The pulses are high-voltage pulses, and the food contains cells that become permeable from the electroporation. The food is exposed to food agents, which diffuse into the food's cells to enhance properties of the food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Eteka LLC
    Inventor: Peter Robert Pelletier