Patents Examined by Helen F Heggestad
  • Patent number: 10912311
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for the treatment of a sweet whey material containing cGMP (caseinoGlycoMacroPeptide), said process comprising the following steps: —Decationising the sweet whey material so as to obtain sweet whey material having a pH value of 1 to 4.5; —Treating said sweet whey in a fluidized bed reactor comprising a specific volume of an anionic resin, at a temperature between 10 and 18° C., wherein said sweet whey contacts said resin for a sufficient amount of time so that the resin absorbs between 52% and 58% of the cGMP present in the sweet whey; and—Recovering a protein material. Advantageously, the protein material is suitable for hypoallergenic infant formulae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Erdmann, Gustavo Rocha, Gerard Terpstra
  • Patent number: 10905138
    Abstract: Provided are a sparkling beverage having excellent foam properties and a method for the same. A sparkling beverage according to one embodiment of the present invention has a ratio of a nitrogen content (ppm) to an extract (w/v %) of less than 28.0. A method of improving foam properties of a sparkling beverage according to one embodiment of the present invention includes adjusting a ratio of a nitrogen content (ppm) to an extract (w/v %) of a sparkling beverage to less than 28.0, to thereby improve foam properties of the sparkling beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sapporo Breweries Limited
    Inventors: Masanori Shirai, Hidekazu Narita, Norikatsu Sawai, Koji Yanagawa
  • Patent number: 10905137
    Abstract: Disclosed are stabilized emulsion-including concentrates for drinkable beverages. The emulsion concentrates are stable at pH as low as about 2.0 to about 2.5 and include quillaja, non-aqueous solvent, acidulant, lipid, and water. The emulsion-including concentrates may remain shelf-stable independently and as part of a drinkable beverage for about twelve months. Methods for making the emulsion-including concentrates are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventor: Daniel T. Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 10893690
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to sports drinks with improved ability to rehydrate individuals especially after intense physical activities. Compositions for preparing the drinks are also provided. The sports drinks can also reduce muscle soreness or fatigue, improve muscle performance, and minimize muscle cramping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: IGH NATURALS, INC.
    Inventor: Sourabh Kharait
  • Patent number: 10893684
    Abstract: Described is a dietary supplement and a corresponding method to maintain the nutritional health of mammals, including humans. The composition includes a dried dairy product, typically cream, whole milk, reduced fat milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, or combinations thereof in combination with an oil comprising linolenic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Shawn Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10893693
    Abstract: In accordance with aspects of the present invention, provided is an apple peel sweetener that can be used as an ingredient or condiment for food and beverages. The combination of dried apple peel powder and dried apple flesh or other sweetener can serve as a substitute for sugar or artificial sweeteners, as examples. The apple sweetener can provide improved health benefits, including a lower glycemic index when compared to other sweeteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Ross Anapolle
  • Patent number: 10888104
    Abstract: A fatty acid composition is provided which can be used to make fatty acid fortified nutritional products. In one embodiment, the fatty acid composition comprises a fatty acid component, inorganic salts (which can include a phosphate salt), vitamins, and optionally a protein source and optionally a carbohydrate source. The composition can further include additional nutrients and combinations thereof. In another embodiment, the fatty acid composition is only the fatty acid (i.e., consists of a sodium or potassium fatty acid) which is spray dried. In both embodiments, the fatty acid composition is not microencapsulated in a waxy or carbohydrate substrate, yet the powdered composition is flowable and is easily dispersible in a liquid to form a stable dispersion in the liquid by stirring or shaking the powder in the liquid for only a short period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Jost Chemical Co.
    Inventors: John Gleason, Douglas Caskey, Eric Bruton, Teresa Bandrowsky, Douglas Jost
  • Patent number: 10881661
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an edible energy composition that includes a methylated xanthine, a choline derivative and a flavorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International IP Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Manoj Bhargava
  • Patent number: 10881125
    Abstract: Taurine-containing compositions and methods for producing an extending the release of nutrients or other compounds from an ingested item and for improving assimilation of those nutrients or other compounds by the body during digestion are described. The compositions can be a single food-safe taurine-containing compound or a composition containing two or more food-safe taurine-containing compounds. The taurine-containing composition can include a taurine ester, a taurine salt, a taurine amino alcohol, or a combination of two or more of the foregoing. The compositions can be applied to ingestible items such as foods and nutritional supplements to control the timing of release of nutrients and other compounds during digestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen C. Perry
  • Patent number: 10863754
    Abstract: Low water liquid beverage concentrates and methods for making the concentrates are provided herein. The concentrates include a high coffee and/or tea solids content and total solids content. The amounts of water, total solids, and coffee and/or tea solids are effective to provide a low water beverage concentrate having a pH between about 3.0 to about 6.0. In some approaches, the pH of the low water beverage concentrate changes fewer than about 0.5 pH units after at least three months storage at 70 F in a closed container. The low water beverage concentrates provide a desired flavor profile with little or no flavor degradation after storage at 70 F in a closed container for at least about three months. Methods for making the low water beverage concentrates are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventor: Karl Ragnarsson
  • Patent number: 10849348
    Abstract: An oil in water (o/w) micro-emulsion comprising: a. water; b. from about 3% up to about 30% oil; c. from about 0.1% up to about 10% lecithin; d. sucrose monoester as an emulsifier wherein the ratio of the combined amount of a lecithin and sucrose monoester to oil is less than 1; e. propylene glycol wherein the propylene glycol to water ratio by weight is greater than 1; and f. from about 14% up to about 40%, by weight, a sugar selected from the group consisting of fructose, glucose, and sucrose, and combinations thereof; wherein the mean droplet size of the o/w micro-emulsion is about 10 to about 80 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventors: Ling Ma, Valery Normand, Ronald H. Skiff, Ernst L. Steinboeck
  • Patent number: 10834952
    Abstract: A non-cariogenic carbonated beverage is provided comprising carbonated water, a food-grade basic buffer and at least one amino acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Bubble Qii Limited
    Inventors: Ted Jin, Jun Xin Jane Ong
  • Patent number: 10834953
    Abstract: The invention relates to citrus fibers in dry form having a storage modulus (G?) of at least 50 Pa, said G? being measured on an aqueous medium containing an amount of 2 wt % citrus fibers dispersed therein under a low-shear stirring of less than 10000 rpm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Gerrit Jan Wilem Goudappel, Hendrikus Theodorus Wilhelmus Maria Van Der Hijden, Ivo Kohls, Asier Rodriguez, Krassimir Petkov Velikov, Jacques Andre Christian Mazoyer
  • Patent number: 10820617
    Abstract: A water-soluble, meal-replacement performance powder comprising essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients per United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 100% recommended daily intake (RDI) guidelines, plus amino acids, electrolytes, hydrolyzed protein, natural caffeine, theacrine, L-leucine, amylopectin/chromium complex, and a bacterial stat. Based on a 2000 kilocalorie diet (all weights approximate), essential vitamins include vitamin A (5000 IU), vitamin B6 (2 mg), vitamin B12 (6 mcg), vitamin C (500 mg), vitamin D (400 IU), vitamin E (30 IU), vitamin K (80 mcg), biotin (300 mcg), folate (400 mcg), niacin (20 mg), pantothenic acid (10 mg), riboflavin (1.7 mcg), and thiamine (1.5 mcg); essential minerals include calcium (500 mg), chromium (120 mcg), copper (2 mg), iodine (150 mcg), magnesium (200 mg), manganese (2 mg), molybdenum (75 mcg), potassium (1500 mg), sodium (1730 mg), and zinc (15 mg); and essential nutrients include protein (40 g). A single serving package includes about 430 kilocalories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Reginald B O'Hara, Paul Falcone
  • Patent number: 10806165
    Abstract: Ready-to-drink beverages comprise a significant amount of complete protein per 8 fluid-ounce serving, the proteins derived from a plant protein blend comprising a legume protein, a whole grain protein, and a dairy or wheat protein. Other components added include a sweetening component, a flavor component, hydrocolloids, and optionally maltodextrin to produce a ready-to-drink beverage with no visible sedimentation and good taste and mouthfeel. The components are subjected to a high temperature treatment step, followed by a homogenizing step. Formulations provide for source of high quality, complete protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.
    Inventors: Cosmin Beliciu, Douglas Bolster, Jaydeepsinh Chauhan, Shellen Goltz, Alison Kamil, Catalin Moraru, Ricardo Pereyra, Malcond Valladares
  • Patent number: 10806292
    Abstract: A beverage system for producing and dispensing a beverage for controlled serving dispensing which includes a maker module for dispensing a beverage ingredient such as tea to a dispensing module which then communicates with a mixing module for controlled serving dispensing. Another embodiment of the beverage apparatus includes a dispense module which receives beverage from a making module and in which the dispensing module is transferable to a mixing module for subsequent controlled serving dispensing. Further, additional features such as sweetener integration, controlled mixing, controlled dispensing, and product characteristic sensing may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Bunn-O-Matic Corporation
    Inventors: Jamie D. Ratterman, Jason M. Banning
  • Patent number: 10798958
    Abstract: This document relates to ground meat replicas, and more particularly to plant-based products that mimic ground meat, including the fibrousness, heterogeneity in texture, beefy flavor, and red-to-brown color transition during cooking of ground meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjani Varadan, Sergey Solomatin, Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Elysia P. Cohn, Ariel Klapholz-Brown, Jennifer Woan-Yi Shiu, Aniket Kale, Jessica Karr, Rachel Fraser
  • Patent number: 10779551
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a soy milk containing methylpyrazine compounds consisting of 2-methylpyrazine, 2,5-dimethylpyrazine and 2,6-dimethylpyrazine at a quantity of 40 to 7000 ?g per 1 L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Kikkoman Corporation
    Inventors: Chie Satoh, Yuki Nishibori, Ryu Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10765134
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foodstuff, containing: a) juice, pith, flesh, skins; or other constituents of at least one citrus fruit, b) at least one 4-hydroxyflavanone of the formula (I), in which R1 represents hydrogen or a hydroxy group a or methoxy group and the carbon atom at the position (C2) designated by * is present in a (2S) or a (2R) configuration or in any mixture of the two configurations, and also, if applicable, c) further flavorings or flavoring preparations, with the proviso that the constituent (b) is present in a sufficient quantity to improve the acidic and/or bitter taste of the constituent (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SYMRISE AG
    Inventors: Johannes Kiefl, Susanne Paetz, Jakob Ley, Gerhard Krammer, Thomas Riess, Kathrin Langer, Günter Kindel, Morine Verwohlt
  • Patent number: 10736341
    Abstract: A carbonated water beverage having electrolytes to provide cations including potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium cations. The carbonated water beverage also is substantially sulfate-free and has a total cation fluid concentration of at least 10 mmol/l.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Chetan Vijayvergiya