Patents Examined by C. Sayala
  • Patent number: 7641928
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of dewatering whole stillage comprising subjecting whole stillage to one or more enzymes capable of degrading a whole stillage component and separating the material obtained in step i) into a solid fraction and a liquid fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Novozymes North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Jump, Gregory DeLozier, Jiyin Liu
  • Patent number: 7618673
    Abstract: A method of producing an animal feed that is free from transmittable degenerativeencephalopathies is provided. Central to the method is alkali treatment of animalmaterial 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 instandard animal carcass rendering facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Austech Sterile Resource Recovery Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Philip William Kemp
  • Patent number: 7615093
    Abstract: A controlled release product and a method for producing the controlled release product. The product includes a substrate material for release to a surrounding environment and a composition coating the substrate material in a coating layer for providing a controlled release of the substrate material. The composition includes a matrix material; a particulate fibrous filler material dispersed throughout the matrix material and a water soluble surface treatment material applied to the external surfaces of the particles of filler material such that the surface treatment material provides degradable interfaces between the matrix material and the external surfaces of the particles of filler material, and wherein the degradable interfaces are degradable in the presence of water such that interfacial passageways between the matrix material and the external surfaces of the particles of filler material are formed by the dissolution of the surface treatment material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Beachpoint Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Mikhail Pildysh
  • Patent number: 7604829
    Abstract: A pet food product is produced having a colored exterior that simulates the appearance of real meat that has been imparted a marinated or grilled appearance. The product may be manufactured using a vegetarian (meat free) formulation or a formulation combining meat with dry proteinaceous materials. The ingredients are processed to form an emulsion-like mixture, which is rapidly heated in a confined zone to allow the protein to coagulate. An injector/shredder assembly is positioned in the zone to disrupt and shred the coagulated product mass and inject a colorant. The colorant adheres to some of the exterior surfaces of the final product to create a simulated grilled or roasted appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Andreas Schopf, Michael G. Rayner, Luz Rayner
  • Patent number: 7601373
    Abstract: An equine oat-balancing feed supplement comprising a mix of substances including lysine, iodine, copper, magnesium, zinc and calcium is provided. The supplement further includes one or more of Folic Acid, Nicotinic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine, Biotin, Cobalt, Selenium, Methionine, Threosine, Choline, Iron, Manganese, an inert material such as cereal wheat and Vitamins A, B12, D, C, E, K. The oat-balancing feed supplement is administered to horses in an amount dependent on the age of the animal, together with an oat-based diet. The health and condition of horses has been found to improve an commencement of the intake of the supplement and in particular, racing horses have been observed to have improved performance at races when on the supplement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Richard McCormick
  • Patent number: 7597916
    Abstract: Acid compositions for ruminants containing a plurality of acid-neutralizing salts with pKa's effective at different ruminant gastrointestinal pH ranges and an active probiotic culture capable of stimulating the growth and concentration of beneficial acid-consuming rumen microorganisms. Methods for preventing clinical and sub-clinical acidosis in ruminants with the acid-neutralizing salts and feed compositions to which the acid-neutralizing salts have been added are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Alejandro R. Castillo
  • Patent number: 7592031
    Abstract: A dried pet food which is able to mechanically clean the teeth of pets when chewed. The dried pet food is based on a matrix of a denatured protein source and a gelatinized carbohydrate source. Insoluble fiber is bound within the matrix. Further, a humectant is included within the gelatinized matrix in an amount sufficient for reducing the brittleness of the dried pet food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Carolyn Jean Cupp, Lynn Ann Gerheart, Scott Schnell, Sheri Lynn Smithey, Donna Elizabeth Anderson
  • Patent number: 7585533
    Abstract: A pet food and method for manufacturing pet food is provided. The method includes extruding a base meal formulation, grinding the extruded meal, and pressure forming the ground meal into solid form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Cathryn (Kati) Fritz-Jung, Sandeep Bhatnagar, Donald Roland Speck, Karl L. Kettinger
  • Patent number: 7579038
    Abstract: The several embodiments of the present invention include methods of producing a thermoplastic, protein-based, edible molded article and the resulting articles. An exemplary method includes the steps of mixing a protein-based thermoplastic composition of the present invention, heating the composition via an extruder, drying the resulting extrudate and heating the dried extrudate and injecting the heated, previously dried, extrudate into one or more molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Waggin' Train, LLC.
    Inventor: Christopher A Weinberg
  • Patent number: 7566469
    Abstract: A method of dewatering corn stillage solids comprising adding to the solids an effective coagulating and flocculating amount of an anionic copolymer comprising acrylic acid sodium salt, methacrylic acid sodium salt or 2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propanesulfonic acid sodium salt to form a mixture of water and coagulated and flocculated solids; and separating the water from the coagulated and flocculated solids using a dewatering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventor: David W. Scheimann
  • Patent number: 7566466
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of phytase to increase the uptake of minerals, and in particular calcium, in a diet for humans. Advantageously milk is used as the delivery system for phytase for human consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventor: Robert Franciscus Beudeker
  • Patent number: 7563472
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a composition comprising a) from 20 w/w % to 70 w/w % cereal proteins, b) from 25 w/w % to 70 w/w % maltodextrin, c) from 1 w/w % to 20 w/w % amino acids, and d) from 0 w/w % to 20 w/w % minerals, and e) from 0 w/w % to 45 w/w % fat. The composition is prepared according to a process wherein maltodextrin and cereal proteins are mixed and liquid amino acids are added, followed by drying to appropriate dry substance. The composition can be applied in food and feed applications as milk powder replacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Cerestar Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Pieter Paul Marc Van Hoecke, Dirk Reimond Provoost
  • Patent number: 7550172
    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: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Purina Mills, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Weakley, Kent J. Lanter, Lawrence F. Reutzel
  • Patent number: 7537794
    Abstract: A nutritious, flavorful, digestible animal chew made from a dehydrated sweet potato is provided. The animal chew is non-allergenic and has a striated, deeply furrowed surface to improve the oral hygiene of an animal. The animal chew is low in calories, high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber and contains no animal-based or synthetic products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventor: David Baldus
  • Patent number: 7534463
    Abstract: The subject invention provides unique feeds for non-domesticated captive wild browsers, including zoo animals. Compositions of the subject invention provide fiber having a structure that is particularly advantageous for captive browsers and the like. The subject invention surprisingly provides cottonseed hulls as a preferred feed for captive browsers. This source of fiber is also provided in an amount that is effective for treating (or preventing) acidosis and similar digestive disorders in captive browsers. These compositions and the methods disclosed herein surprisingly provide a very simple and economical solution to preventing and treating acidosis and the like in such animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Beth Hall, Celeste C. Kearney
  • Patent number: 7514111
    Abstract: Provided are a method for preparing a granular animal feed additive and the granular animal feed additive prepared by the method. The method includes: filtering, with a membrane filter, a fermentation broth obtained from a lysine producing microorganism cultured in a lysine producing condition to obtain a lysine-containing filtrate and a microorganism-containing sludge; drying the filtrate to obtain a concentrate with a total solid content of 48 to 52 wt %; granule-drying the concentrate at a temperature of 50° C. to 60° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: CJ Cheiljedang Corporation
    Inventors: Soon Won Hong, Gyu Nam Cho, Yong Bum Seo, Seung Woo Han, Jae Hun Yu, Hyun Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 7504121
    Abstract: Method for incorporating polyunsaturated fatty acids into milk with improved efficiency. The methods include protecting the polyunsaturated fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, with a protective agent prior to feeding the fatty acids to a milk producing animal. Methods for feeding polyunsaturated fatty acids to milk producing animals by top dressing a polyunsaturated fatty acid supplement on top of animal feed compositions and methods of making and using such compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Martek Biosciences Corporation
    Inventors: Jesus R. Abril, William R Barclay, Archimede Mordenti, Marco Tassinari, Alessandro Zotti
  • Patent number: 7501006
    Abstract: This invention relates to soil conditioner, fertilizer and fungicide compositions. In particular it relates to soil conditioner, fertilizer and fungicide compositions that utilizes by-products from brewing processes, and especially made from malt extract or spent grain liquor. The invention also relates to methods of manufacturing soil conditioners, fertilizer and fungicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Carlton and United Breweries Limited
    Inventors: Peter John Rogers, Robert White Gilbert, Michael Andrew Pecar
  • Patent number: 7497890
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for transforming Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into a useful compost material. The method involves both a pre-treatment and a treatment phase. In the pre-treatment phase, a waste stream is processed to remove valuable waste after which the waste is ground to a suitable size. In the treatment phase, heat and pressure are applied to the waste and activators are added to sterilize the waste and transform it into a useful end product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Global Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Helge Otto Friedrich Sahl
  • Patent number: 7485329
    Abstract: Semiwet feed product with a wrapping coating applied by a vacuum coating method, process for the manufacture of such a product, method for packaging the same and product packed using said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Mars Incorporated
    Inventors: Rolf Hornig, Jurgen Hommola, Botho Stein Von Kamienski