Patents Examined by C. Sayala
  • Patent number: 7485330
    Abstract: A biscuit treat for dogs has improved palatability by incorporating a highly palatable shelf stable meaty filling into a cavity formed upon the top surface of the biscuit. The meaty filling includes agar as a gelling agent in combination with sufficient soluble solids to yield a high Brix number and reduced water activity. Precise quantities of agar and of a soluble solids concentration exceeding 65% eliminate capillary transfer of moisture from the highly aqueous meaty filling to the low moisture dry biscuit. The resulting highly palatable two phase biscuit has a long shelf life suitable for commercialization in the pet treat market.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Redbarn Pet Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Anderson, Richard L. Harpe
  • Patent number: 7479294
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for preparing a surface coating composition for an animal food. The process involves combining, in-line along a food processing line, liquid fat and a dry additive to provide a liquid fat-dry additive composition, which then is combined with a liquid additive to provide a surface coating composition. The composition is coated on the food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Avtar Sokhey, Katherine P. Boebel
  • Patent number: 7470446
    Abstract: A method and system for supplying increased bio-available quantities of amino acids or chemical derivatives in liquid form to ruminant livestock. The method includes supplying a liquid, supplying at least one amino acid, producing a liquid mixture by mixing the liquid with the amino acid(s), and administering the liquid mixture to ruminant livestock drink supply in a controlled manner. The system of the present invention may include a fluid supply line (2), a one-way valve (1) connected to the line (2), a measurement device (3) connected to the line (2) downstream from the one-way valve (1), a pump (5) for injecting amino acids into the fluid system, and containers (9, 9?) for retaining the amino acids which are drawn up by appropriate devices (11, 11?) and are introduced into the flow of liquid towards drinking troughs (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Manfred Peisker, Giuseppe Baricco
  • Patent number: 7468087
    Abstract: Disclosed are a fertilizer containing a sparingly water-soluble phosphatic fertilizer and an urea/aliphatic aldehyde condensation product. The process for controlling inorganizing speed of urea/aliphatic aldehyde condensation product comprises adding to the urea/aliphatic aldehyde condensation product a sparingly water-soluble phosphatic fertilizer having special elution characteristics. The fertilizer of the invention and the process for controlling inorganizing speed of urea/aliphatic aldehyde condensation product of the invention make it possible to control the inorganizing speed of the condensation product without changing the particle size or form. The fertilizers of the invention or the urea/aliphatic aldehyde condensation products can provide nitrogen components to plant in accordance with the periods of culture of desired crops and a pattern of absorbing nutrition. This is effective in saving of the number of additional fertilization or nitrogen components left in soil after the period of culture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Chissoasahi Fertilizer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakamoto, Noriaki Harada, Kenji Fukuda
  • Patent number: 7465471
    Abstract: A method for enhancing the palatability of aquaculture food, the method comprising treating the food with a compound of Formula I: wherein R1, R2, R3, and n are as defined herein, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Novus International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew F. Giesen, Mercedes Vazquez-Anon
  • Patent number: 7462371
    Abstract: A soy based, ready-to-eat, low-fat, high protein snack food and a process for its manufacture prepared by blending in a ribbon blender full-fat soy flour (5-20%), bengal gram flour (24-40%), rice flour (18-20%), chili powder (0.5-0.7%), and baking powder (0.25-0.35%) to obtain a dry mix, which, in turn, is mixed with water (25-30%) in a Hobart mixer to form a dough which is extruded into a desired shape and thickness and baked for 15-60 minutes at a temperature range of 165-190° C. to finally obtain a product having a protein content of (24-25%) and a fat content of (10-11.5%).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventors: Thirumakudalu Chikkaraja Sindhu Kanya, Holenarasipura Nanjundiah Chandrasekhara, Tyakal Nanjundiah Indira, Appu Rao Gopala Rao Appu Rao, Visweshwariah Prakash
  • Patent number: 7452559
    Abstract: The present invention is made for the purpose of improving beef quality and upgrading its fat marbling standard (which is called beef marbling standard, or BMS). The fat marbling state is generally called “Shimofuri” in Japanese. This purpose is achieved by vitamin C administration (L-ascorbic acid) to the cattle. The vitamin C can be administered by injection etc., but the easiest way is by oral administration. When only the vitamin C is administered orally, however, it is decomposed by microorganisms in the rumen and the desired effect cannot be obtained. For that reason, the vitamin C needs to be coated with something so that it can be absorbed by the intestinal tract after passing through the stomach. Soybean-hydrogenated oil and fat is desirable for such covering material. An appropriate daily dose of the vitamin C is approximately 20 mg to 60 mg/kg of weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Kansai Technology Licensing Organization Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideo Yano
  • Patent number: 7449204
    Abstract: A chew product useful to reduce dental calculus and gingivitis in the oral cavity of animals contains a combination of sodium tripolyphosphate and a cetyl pyridinium salt. Also disclosed are methods for preparing the novel chew product and for using the chew product to promote oral health in animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Therametric Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: George K. Stookey
  • Patent number: 7445657
    Abstract: A method of preparing and coating fertilizer pellets is described. Fertilizer, seed or other materials are added to a blender. Powdered micronutrients are added to the blend (at any time in the process) at rates up to but not exceeding 1% of the total blend. The resulting blend is mixed for a minimum of 20 seconds resulting in an even distribution (coating) of the total blend. The blend is then packaged into bags, spreaders or trucks and stored or applied to the field. Seed or fertilizer is augured or moved via conveyors or other means into seeding equipment or a blender. The finished product is then applied to the field or stored for later applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventor: Kerry Green
  • Patent number: 7442224
    Abstract: Fertilizer compositions for plant production are described, comprised of decontaminated manure and Bacillus spores, preferably a humic acid derived from lignite and, optionally, one or more of N compounds, P compounds, K compounds, and combinations of two or more of these compounds. Preferred compositions are those wherein the ingredients are blended into an admixture resulting in a granular product. Other preferred compositions are those blended into an admixture resulting in a powdered product. Preferably, the ingredients are formed into hardened prills or pellets. Processes for production and use are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Microbes, Inc.
    Inventor: Randolph S. Porubcan
  • Patent number: 7431957
    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: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    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: 7431956
    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: June 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    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: 7429398
    Abstract: This invention is a method of preserving without any chemical additives Ceratomia catalpae larvae (Catalpa worms) for use as fish bait by cleansing, blanching, and subsequently freezing them in sealed, moisture and vapor limiting bags. The larvae is first chilled as to limit mobility, then picked clean and rinsed with water. The larva is then blanched in boiling water, immersed in cold water to limit cooking and dried. With the use of sterilized tongs, the larvae is then placed in individual plastic bags and frozen within another bag to limit freezer burn. The individual bags of Catawba worms can be thawed out and the worms fished within months after they are harvested with minimal deterioration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Inventor: William Andrew Sipe
  • Patent number: 7425228
    Abstract: Homogeneous, boron-doped alkaline earth peroxides and mixed alkaline earth peroxides, methods for the production thereof, and use thereof as oxygenating agents for agricultural purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Solvay Chemicals GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Doetsch, Gabriele Wasem
  • Patent number: 7410662
    Abstract: A chew toy has a bone portion impregnated with a soft solid along an interior thereof to simulate the taste and texture of bone marrow, and has a meat portion impregnated with liquid to simulate the taste of meat. The bone portion is defined by an elongated shaft terminating at opposite ends. A first terminal end and a second terminal end of the shaft are defined by a pair of condyles, or in the alternative, by a rounded body. The elongated shaft is defined by a narrow middle portion and widening at a first terminal end and a second terminal end. The meat portion circumscribes a terminal end the bone portion. The meat portion further extends toward a middle portion of a shaft of the bone portion, wherein a sufficient quantity of the bone portion is available for use by a canine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Ourpet's Company
    Inventor: Steven Tsengas
  • Patent number: 7410522
    Abstract: A liquid fertilizer is described. The fertilizer comprises a mixture of soluble and insoluble forms of nutrients. The fertilizer provides both quick release and slow release nutrients to plants, meaning that a single application of the fertilizer supplies nutrients to growing plants for an extended period of time, from 1-28 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Inventor: Kerry Green
  • Patent number: 7402190
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for making formulated nitrogenous and complex fertilizers, in granule form, suitable for slowly releasing nitrogen, comprising the steps of preparing an aqueous urea/formaldehyde dispersion with a molar ratio from 0.8:1 to 2:1, adding an aqueous catalyzer solution in a weight ratio from 0.1 to 4%, controlling the pH of the aqueous dispersion to hold it within a range from 4.0 to 7.0, and supplying the aqueous dispersion to a recirculating granulating device, as a growth seed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Inventors: Giancarlo Costa, Giuseppe Rizzi
  • Patent number: 7396548
    Abstract: An animal feed with a high level of arachidonic acid is produced from microalgae, and fed to aquatic animals grown in aquaculture. The arachidonic acid-rich microalgae are fed directly to the aquatic animals, or processed to produce an oil that can be used as a human nutritive supplement. The arachidonic acid-rich microalgae can be combined with long chain omega-3 fatty acids to provide a source of nutrition for humans and animals. The animal feed and nutritional supplements are free of animal byproducts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Advanced BioNutrition Corporation
    Inventor: David J. Kyle
  • Patent number: 7381237
    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 characterised in that the fertilizer is comprised of the L-form of a basic protein amino acid or its salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: SweTree Technologies AB
    Inventors: Lars Torgny Nasholm, Jonas Erik Gustav Öhlund
  • Patent number: 7361375
    Abstract: A blended fish chum system using dry fish food modified for buoyancy to either provide for a desired floating characteristic or a desired sinking characteristic. Fish oil is added to the fish food used for floating characteristics and fish oil is added to the fish food used for sinking characteristics. A starter fish chum comprising sinking fish food to which crustacean oil is added, is mixed with the combination of sinking fish food and fish oil. The floating fish food mixture, which has been dried, is blended with the sinking fish food mixture, which has also been dried, to form the blended fish chum. The mixture ratio is varied to achieve desired floating or sinking characteristics of the resultant blend. The resultant blended fish chum is added to a self regulating mesh bag with its clip/draw string, which is vacuum sealed to ensure freshness and long term dry, non-refrigerated storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: Samuel J. Hastings