Patents Examined by Chhaya D. Sayala
  • Patent number: 9924734
    Abstract: Pet food palatability enhancers based on organic acids and showing antimicrobial efficacy are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: KEMIN INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Meredith Burke, Lynn Nelles
  • Patent number: 9918487
    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 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: PURINA MILLS, LLC
    Inventors: Kent Lanter, Brenda de Rodas, Bill L. Miller, Gary E. Fitzner
  • Patent number: 6638561
    Abstract: A marine feed composition is described comprising microbially derived arachidonic acid (ARA) or ARA in the form of a triglyceride. The ARA is suitably produced by a fungus, such as of the genus Mortierella, although the feed composition itself is free of microbial cells. These forms of ARA have been found to give better growth and pigmentation promotion in marine organisms (shrimps and fish) than corresponding phospholipid forms of ARA from fish oil. The ARA can be in the form of an oil, e.g. an oil-in-water emulsion or may first be fed to larvae, rotifers or nauplii which are themselves included in a composition as “live” feed for larger organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: DSM N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Franciscus Beudeker, Peter Coutteau
  • Patent number: 6630187
    Abstract: A process for preserving fruit is disclosed which comprises covering the fruit with a mixture of apple cider, water, white sugar, brown sugar, and cornstarch, with optional flavoring or coloring agents such as vanilla extract or cinnamon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Inventors: Gerald Brown Massengill, Barbie Ann Massengill
  • Patent number: 6623771
    Abstract: The invention offers a method for producing a livestock feed composition including steps of adding Aspergillus to a feed material comprising at least two types chosen from among a fibrous feed material, a cereal material and an organic waste material, and allowing the Aspergillus to incubate, and a livestock feed composition produced by such a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Inventor: Masahiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 6623770
    Abstract: Novel flake feeds are described, especially for aquatic animals, such as fish, shrimps and invertebrates, characterised in that the flakes have a uniform form, a variable thickness and a water content of from 1 to 30%, as well as a process for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Tetra Holding (US), Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert K├╝rzinger, Hartmut Schmidt, Dietmar Kuhlmann, Rudiger Heine
  • Patent number: 6623776
    Abstract: There has been explained a composite, particulate feed for fish larvae or fry, and larvae of other aquatic organisms. This dry feed, so-called formulated feed, shall be of such a high quality and condition and otherwise exhibit such properties as to make it suitable for replacing live feed (for example Artemia Salinas), which is very expensive and which may be hard to obtain, at least periodically, and which has a generally very low percentage of hatching (Artemia Salinas) some years. To this end a feed according to the invention excels in that the feed particles consist of a matrix containing water-insoluble nutrients, phospholipids/biomembranes being embedded in said particles, which biomembranes contain fat-soluble components and pack water-soluble nutrients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Nor Aqua Innovation AS
    Inventors: Einar Wathne, Jan Morten Homme
  • Patent number: 6616953
    Abstract: A feed additive composition which contains enzyme-treated, concentrated spent fermentation beer of Saccharopolyspora erythraea; a method for making a feed additive containing enzyme-treated concentrated spent fermentation beer of Saccharopolyspora erythraea; a process for improving the nutritive value of spent fermentation beer of Saccharopolyspora erythraea by enzymatic treatment; a method for feeding livestock with a feed containing an enzyme-treated, concentrated spent fermentation beer of Saccharopolyspora erythraea additive and a process for improving poultry feed conversion, breast meat yield and intestinal strength by feeding a feed containing an enzyme-treated, concentrated spent fermentation beer of Saccharopolyspora erythraea additive are disclosed. Preferably, the spent fermentation beer of Saccharopolyspora erythraea is treated with a cellulase and at least one glycosidase, and then concentrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Daniel J. Fidler, Jay Sanford Lampel, Daniel B. Weyant
  • Patent number: 6613365
    Abstract: Animal feed is obtained by mixing a grain material and/or a fiber material with at least one industrial waste selected from the group consisting of fish-broth effluents, fish viscera, animal wastes, and distillatory effluents, to form a mixture. Subsequently, koji mold is added to the mixture, then allowed to undergo fermentation, and then dried to form the animal feed. A method for producing animal feed comprises the steps of: mixing a grain material and/or a fiber material with at least one industrial waste selected from the group consisting of fish-broth effluents, fish viscera, animal wastes, and distillatory effluents to form a mixture, wherein the water content of the mixture is 45 wt % or less; adding koji mold to the mixture to cause fermentation; and drying the mixture by utilizing heat generated by the fermentation caused by the koji mold and, if necessary, by driving a current of air upon the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventor: Masahiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 6613117
    Abstract: This invention provides a silicic fertilizer using a slag produced in a preliminary treatment of a molten pig iron and imparted with a high soluble silica content, and a production method of such a silicic fertilizer. CaO is added and oxygen is blown into a molten pig iron while adjusting a basicity (CaO/SiO2) to 3 or below, and the molten pig iron is subjected to desiliconization and dephosphorization. The resulting slag is collected to produce the silicic fertilizer. This silicic fertilizer has a basicity (CaO/SiO2) of not greater than 3 and contains 15 to 35 mass % of soluble silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Iwasaki, Kazunori Fukiage, Hiroshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 6610341
    Abstract: A method for preserving animal feed, including pet food, by controlling mold and yeast growth during the storage of such feed is disclosed, wherein the feed comprises processed grains, and optionally molasses, by adding to the processed grain or to the total feed mix, an amount of an alkali metal sulfite, bisulfite, metabisulfite or mixtures thereof sufficient to arrest the destructive effects of oxidation, mainly mold growth, which occurs during the storage of such animal feed. The alkali metal sulfite, bisulfite or metabisulfite is preferably added to the animal feed, together with an inorganic sulfate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: International Stock Food Corporation
    Inventor: Monique F. Vinelli
  • Patent number: 6610333
    Abstract: A feed supplement for arthropods, in particular for lepidopteran larvae, comprising a low alkyl ester of a biologically active acid or alpha-amino acid. Said alkyl esters of a biologically active acid or alpha-amino acid have general formula (I), in which: X is hydrogen or NH2; R1 is a straight or branched alkyl or alkenyl group, containing 3 to 6 carbon atoms, optionally substituted with at least one hydroxy, carboxylic, amino, amido, guanidyl, thio, methylthio, phenyl or imidazolyl group; and R2 is a group selected from methyl, ethyl and propyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Universita Degli Studi di Milano
    Inventors: Barbara Giordana, Maria Giovanna Leonardi, Paolo Parenti
  • Patent number: 6607776
    Abstract: Various compositions for producing translucent to opaque protein enhanced dessert gels are disclosed. In general, the dessert gels comprise a gelling system plus flavorings, colorings, and nutritional additives. Exemplary embodiments of the gelling system comprise water, sweetener, carrageenan, and various proteins such as soy protein isolate, soy protein concentrate, whey, and sodium caseinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Indiana Soybean Board, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Howard, Faye Mulvaney, Ganesan Narsimham
  • Patent number: 6599551
    Abstract: Various compositions for producing translucent to opaque protein enhanced dessert gels are disclosed. In general, the dessert gels comprise a gelling system plus flavorings, colorings, and nutritional additives. Exemplary embodiments of the gelling system comprise water, sweetener, carrageenan, and various proteins such as soy protein isolate, soy protein concentrate, whey, and sodium caseinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Indiana Soybean Board, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Howard, Faye Mulvaney, Ganesan Narsimham
  • Patent number: 6596327
    Abstract: A composition including at least one of D-pantothenic acid and a salt of D-panthothenic acid, greater than 50 percent of non-biomass constituents of a D-pantothenic fermentation liquor, and 0 to 100% of the biomass from D-pantothenic fermentation liquor wherein composition is a solid, pourable composition in the form of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Degussa AG
    Inventors: Michael Binder, Matthias Moll, Dieter Greissinger, Alexander Moeller, Walter Pfefferle
  • Patent number: 6596326
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an additive for compound feed for pigs, sheep, goats, poultry, cattle, horses, dogs, cats and fur-bearing animals, which contains an organic or inorganic acid, or salts thereof, espacially formic acid, with a beneficial effect on the treatment of compound feed, and a spent sulphite liquor from an acidic or neutral cellulose sulphite cook. The additive contains the acid or salts thereof in an amount ranging from 10-90 percentage weight, and the spent sulphite liquor in an amount ranging from 10-90 percentage weight. The additive is added is added to the compound feed in an amount ranging from 0,2 to 3,0 %. The spent sulphite liquor can be adsorbed on a suitable carrier, such as soy meal or water-adsorbing silicates, in order to attain a dry composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Borregaard Industires Limited
    Inventor: Hans Evju
  • Patent number: 6586027
    Abstract: A vitamin and/or mineral and/or herbal enriched molded animal chew toy. The vitamins, minerals and/or herbal additives are incorporated into the molded chew toy under conditions that minimize thermal degradation of such additives. Suitable resins include starch, casein, denatured and partially hydrolyzed casein, thermoplastic polymers and mixtures thereof. In related embodiment, animal chews comprising primarily denatured and partially hydrolyzed collagen are disclosed, as well as such denatured and partially hydrolyzed collagen in mixture with vegetable matter, rawhide, animal meal, peanut bits/flour, casein, starch and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: T.F.H. Publications, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Axelrod, Ajay Gajria
  • Patent number: 6582752
    Abstract: A gender specific food for puppies is disclosed where the food includes at least about 0.25% methionine by weight and at least about 0.45% total sulfur amino acids. The food further includes a total dietary lipid level based on gender, and for maximizing body weight and length gains, lipid levels and the amounts of methionine are adjusted based upon the gender of the puppy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Nestec, LTD
    Inventors: Richard D. Kealy, David M. Bebiak
  • Patent number: 6576035
    Abstract: Calcium cyanamide compositions and methods for their use are disclosed. The compositions and methods 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 compositions and methods also facilitate controllable site directed delivery of the contents of the stabilized compositions. The compositions and methods 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: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventors: Richard O. Hartmann, Timothy G. Holt, A. Ray Shirley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6569473
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process for production of water-soluble vegetable fibers in a high yield with minimizing contamination of protein or amino acids resulting from degradation of protein by degrading water-insoluble vegetable fibers containing protein under acidic conditions of at about the isoelectric point of the protein and at a temperature of 130° C. or lower. Biodegradable films, paste, chewing gum and low calorie food products using the water-soluble vegetable fibers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hirokazu Maeda, Hitoshi Furuta, Chiemi Takei, Toshiaki Saito, Hiroyuki Mori, Kazunobu Tsumura