Patents Examined by Chhaya Sayala
  • Patent number: 10092533
    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: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: H. J. BAKER & BRO., LLC
    Inventors: Danny R. Wright, Richard J. Valagene
  • Patent number: 10085464
    Abstract: A semi-solid animal feed block is provided to an animal as a feed supplement or as a complete feed. The feed block is formed of a liquid binder containing denatured wheat flour protein and sugar, and a nutrient mixture of at least one animal feed component. The denatured protein and the sugar bind the nutrient mixture to form the semi-solid animal feed block as a single mass. The nutrients may be formulated to promote digestive tract development of a recently weaned livestock animal, such as a piglet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Burr, Brenda de Rodas
  • Patent number: 10085466
    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: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PURINA MILLS, LLC
    Inventors: Kent Lanter, Brenda de Rodas, Bill L. Miller, Gary E. Fitzner
  • Patent number: 10080378
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides highly digestible pet food compositions that, when ingested by an animal, result in reduced stool volume, weight, and odor, and methods of use employing those compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: David Kappelman, Susy Tejayadi, Valerie Proctor
  • Patent number: 10076127
    Abstract: Processes for increasing rumen undegraded protein in protein containing compositions, fermentation by-products or combinations thereof are disclosed. Uses of alkaline crystalline solids to increase rumen undegraded protein in protein containing compositions, fermentation by-products or combinations thereof are further disclosed. Products produced from such processes are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Cecava, Perry H. Doane, James L. Dunn
  • Patent number: 10051878
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to novel steps in canola and other oil seed processing, including milling to achieve a significant particle size reduction, extraction of higher levels of protein from the starting material, the use of presscake as a starting material, and the production of a precipitated protein concentrates containing a nutritionally significant amount of oil. The subject invention also provides optimal pH ranges for extraction and recovery steps in these novel processes. The subject processes can be applied to, and offer similar advantages to, other oilseeds and vegetable matter, such as sunflower seeds and flax seeds. The subject invention also includes novel feed compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Richard K. Helling, Thomas G. Patterson, Stewart J. Campbell
  • Patent number: 9968115
    Abstract: The invention provides pseudo-loaf food compositions comprising meat analog chunks and gravy, the gravy comprising a thickener selected from the group consisting of a gum present in the gravy in an amount from about 0.5 to about 3.0% of the gravy by weight, a starch present in the gravy in an amount from about 2.0 to about 9.0% of the gravy by weight, and combinations thereof. The food composition has a moisture content from about 60% to about 74% of the composition by weight and has a loaf-type structure. In an embodiment, the moisture content of the pseudo-loaf food composition is from about 67% to about 74% of the composition by weight. In addition, the invention provides methods of making pseudo-loaf food compositions and also provides blended food compositions comprising one or more pseudo-loaf compositions and one or more comestible ingredients compatible with the pseudo-loaf food compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: NESTEC SA
    Inventors: Michael G Rayner, Jean Luz Rayner, Rachel Miller
  • Patent number: 9968116
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the application of beta zeolite in animal feed as a toxin binder. The beta zeolites, which contain 12 membered ring systems with Bronsted and Lewis acidic sites, have high binding efficacy against common toxins present in animal feed. This study aimed to evaluate the binding efficacy of the disclosed H beta zeolite (HBZ) has high binding efficiecy against major mycotoxins such as aflatoxin B1, ochratoxin A (OTA), zearalenone, mycophenolic acid, cyclopiazonic acid, Fumonisin B1, T-2 and patulin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: KEMIN INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Umesh Balakrishnan, Rajendra Moorthy
  • Patent number: 9936719
    Abstract: A semi-solid animal feed block is provided to an animal as a feed supplement or as a complete feed. The feed block is formed of a liquid binder containing denatured wheat flour protein and sugar, and a nutrient mixture of at least one animal feed component. The denatured protein and the sugar bind the nutrient mixture to form the semi-solid animal feed block as a single mass. The nutrients may be formulated to promote digestive tract development of a recently weaned livestock animal, such as a piglet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Burr, Brenda de Rodas
  • Patent number: 9894915
    Abstract: The invention provides food analogs and methods of making the food analogs. In general, the methods comprise comminuting one or more meats to produce a meat slurry, admixing one or more flours to produce a powder blend, admixing the meat slurry and the powder blend to produce a dough, and extruding the dough at a shear mechanical energy ranging from about 50 kJ/kg to about 500 kJ/kg and at a temperature ranging from about 60° C. to about 120° C. to produce a food analog. Colorant can be added before, during, or after the admixing or extrusion processes to provide a more natural appearance to the food analog. The food analog can be a meat analog having the appearance of a meat or a non-meat food analog such as a fruit or vegetable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: NESTEC SA
    Inventor: Patrick Pibarot
  • Patent number: 9848621
    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: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: The Mosaic Company
    Inventors: Eddy A. Fontana, Charlotte Brittain, Everett L. Jones, Bryan Baylor, Sal Nsheiwat, Ryan Thomas, Reinaldo M. Marsella
  • Patent number: 9848613
    Abstract: A method of protecting a dairy product, including fresh milk and milk powder from oxidation by adding an efficacious amount of a composition including rosmarinic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: KEMIN INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Lan Ban, William Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9826761
    Abstract: The invention is related to compositions including sulfide binding agents and related methods. In an embodiment, the invention includes a composition including saponins, and a sulfide binding agent, the sulfide binding agent comprising a metal containing compound. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method of processing animal feed including contacting an animal feed material with a composition, the composition comprising a sulfide binding agent, the sulfide binding agent comprising a metal containing compound. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method of treating animals for dietary sulfur overload including administering to an animal an effective amount of a composition comprising a sulfide binding agent, the sulfide binding agent comprising a metal containing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SarTec Corporation
    Inventors: Larry C. McNeff, Clayton V. McNeff, Peter G. Greuel, Mark Axel Rasmussen, Sharon Franklin
  • Patent number: 9826759
    Abstract: A composition and method for an avenanthramide-enriched, oat-based product having improved health effects. The oat-based product includes an avenanthramide ingredient having avenanthramides 2c:2p:2f in ratios comprising at least one of 1:1:1 or 1:2:2. More particularly, the avenanthramide ingredient may be derived synthetically or recovered from processing raw oats into constituent oat fractions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: YiFang Chu, Jodee Johnson, Marianne O'Shea, Yuhui Shi
  • Patent number: 9743683
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing highly palatable dry cat foods, by providing dry cat food preparations having specific compositions and/or texture properties, and by adding thereto palatability enhancers, so as to obtain highly palatable dry cat foods. Preferably, the present invention provides highly palatable dry cat foods having a rigidity below or equal to about 100 N/mm. Also is the present invention related to a method for increasing the palatability effect of a liquid palatability enhancer for use in dry cat food preparation, and to kits useful for enhancing palatability of dry cat foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SPECIALITES PET FOOD
    Inventors: Loïc Bramoulle, Isabelle Guiller, Julien Ruaud
  • Patent number: 9717265
    Abstract: A rumen-protected carotenoid animal feed product is described that is free-flowing, resistant to ruminal degradation and effective at raising the carotenoid level in milk produced by the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: KEMIN INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Zhiyong Duan, Yongcai Liu, Dong Chen, Ye Lao
  • Patent number: 9635836
    Abstract: Pet treats and methods of manufacturing pet treats comprising unprocessed meats are disclosed. The unprocessed meats are not extruded, ground, emulsified, liquefied, partially liquefied, or made into a powder. The unprocessed meats may be combined with natural and/or un-natural binding agents and may also be combined with natural and/or un-natural preservatives. The combination may be formed into shapes in which the pieces, bits, and/or parts of the unprocessed meat may, or may not, be visible within the production product, yet contained within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec Ltd
    Inventors: Brett Weinberg, Lucas Saxe
  • Patent number: 9617192
    Abstract: Processes for producing weather resistant compositions are disclosed. Weather resistant compositions and uses thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Basil Bevans, Dan S. Hickman, Kimberly C. Hickman, David P. Holzgraefe, Bruce W. Moechnig
  • Patent number: 9560866
    Abstract: The fish food composition includes pea meal, corn meal, soy bean meal, corn oil, and fish meal. The fish food composition can include less than 17% by weight fish meal and between about 2.0% and 4.0% by weight pea meal. The fish food composition can also include carboxymethyl cellulose and a vitamin and mineral mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: KING SAUD UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Muzzammil Iqbal Siddiqui, Promy Virk, Mohammad Iqbal Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 9504269
    Abstract: A weatherized mineral mixture is produced by heating a digestible fat or fatty acid and spraying a mineral mixture with the heated digestible fatty acid to form a protective layer over the mineral mixture. The weatherized mineral mixture may be free of salts of fatty acids, namely soaps. The weatherized mineral mixture sheds water and is wind-resistant. Upon ingestion by livestock animals, the protective coating is digested and the minerals within the mineral mixture are absorbed by the livestock animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION LLC
    Inventors: Melissa Kanzelberger-Coolich, Ronald R. Scott