Patents Examined by Jyoti Chawla
  • Patent number: 10736334
    Abstract: There is provided a hard panned coating, and a hard panned confection comprising an edible core coated with the same. The hard panned coating comprises multiple sugar syrup layers, only some of which further comprise one or more sucrose esters. In some embodiments, titanium dioxide may be excluded from the sugar syrup/sucrose ester layers. In these, and other, embodiments, the hard panned coatings exhibit one or more L*, a* and b* values within 5% of the corresponding value of a colorant overcoat applied over a precoat comprising titanium dioxide. Raw material cost savings are thus provided, while yet providing a confection having enhanced properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MARS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Rebecca J. Robbins, Barbara Stawski, Thomas M. Collins
  • Patent number: 10736346
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a solid roux which has excellent shape retention properties even in summer, does not undergo seepage of liquid oily components to the surface or whitening of the surface, melts well in the mouth and has a reduced content of trans fatty acids and saturated fatty acids. A solid roux base, which contains specified quantities of table sugar and one or more types of sugar selected from among maltose, trehalose, fructose, palatinose, reduced palatinose, maltitol, erythritol, lactitol and sorbitol, is solidified by means of heat treatment at 100-160° C. In addition, solid oils and fats having a relatively low content of trans fatty acids and saturated fatty acids and having melting points of 40° C. or lower are used as the oils and fats for the solid roux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI OIL HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventor: Hitomi Omori
  • Patent number: 10736344
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods and processes for the preparation of oil-in-water emulsions by mechanical means and injection of the emulsions into meat and poultry to improve eating qualities associated with flavour, juiciness, tenderness and fat content. The disclosure also provides a meat or poultry product prepared by the methods described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Exceldor Foods Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Murray Thomas Hundt, Megan Dawn Kraus, Ryan David Mercey
  • Patent number: 10729168
    Abstract: A food composition and method of making is provided, the food composition comprising a first structural food unit comprising an edible matrix encapsulating an edible substance that optionally comprises one or more thickening agents; a second structural food unit, between about 10 times and about 106 times the size of the first structural food unit, comprising an edible hydrocolloid matrix encapsulating a first visco-elastic substance, the first visco-elastic substance comprising a soft food, xanthan gum, and galactomannan and a plurality of first structural food units, and wherein an outer surface of the first visco-elastic substance substantially adheres to an inner surface of the edible hydrocolloid matrix encapsulating the first visco-elastic substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Incredible Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin E. Kolewe, Daniel William Stone, Kristen Enright
  • Patent number: 10729151
    Abstract: A method of making a pressurized packaged liquid beverage. The method includes filling a container including a one-way valve with a liquid beverage, sealing the container, introducing a volume of gas through the one-way valve after sealing the container, and agitating the liquid beverage inside the sealed container, When the container is opened, the liquid beverage increases in volume and separates into liquid phase and a drinkable foam phase. The method may be carried out in a sealed container including a one-way valve adapted to allow a gas to enter the first container but not exit or a circulatory agitation system according to other embodiments. Thee liquid beverage may include milk, coffee, fruit juice, or mixtures thereof, particularly mixtures of milk and coffee, and may further include a gum. The gas may be nitrous oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Todd Carmichael, Patrick Libois, Edward Green
  • Patent number: 10729155
    Abstract: Ice particles are known to sinter over time. However the inventors have observed that ice particles coated with hydrophobic particles are storage stable. Thus a method of manufacturing a frozen confection comprising as ingredients: (a) 40 to 85, preferably 55 to 75 w/w water in liquid and frozen forms; (b) 0 to 30, preferably 0.2 to 20, more preferably 0.3 to 16% w/w first fat; (c) 5 to 45, preferably 10 to 40, more preferably 12 to 35% w/w freezing point depressant; (d) 0 to 7, preferably 0.3 to 6, more preferably 0.5 to 5% w/w aerating agent; and (e) 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Richard Cox, Peter Conrad Schuetz, Scott Singleton
  • Patent number: 10721952
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a jam mix composition for microwave cooking, the composition comprising fats and oils; jam using the same; and a method for preparing the same. The jam mix composition of the present invention has advantages in that the convenience for jam cooking is enhanced, a jam production time is shortened, the freshness and texture of fruits or vegetables are maintained, and destruction of nutrients can be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CJ CHEILJEDANG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taek Beom Kim, Mi Jung Kim, Sang Bum Lee, Seung Won Park, Jung Gyu Park
  • Patent number: 10716316
    Abstract: Features of the present disclosure provide a chocolate with good heat-resistance, bloom resistance and melt-in-the-mouth property, disclose a production method by which a chocolate-covered food product coated with the chocolate is produced, and disclose a method for preventing an increase in the viscosity of chocolate mix. Disclosed is a method for producing a chocolate comprising an addition step for adding a seeding agent containing at least ?-StOSt crystal to chocolate mix in a melted state, wherein the fat content of the chocolate mix is 26 to 70 mass % StOSt (where StOSt is 1,3-distearoyl-2-oleylglycerol).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyomi Oonishi, Yuusuke Hasegawa, Noriko Murayama, Iwao Hachiya
  • Patent number: 10709160
    Abstract: The present invention provides processes that promote the solvation of calcium ions in macromolecular matrices. Processes in which the relationship, concentration, physicochemical conditions at each stage and preparation methods allow to obtain a stabilized soluble product, based on calcium salts and polymers. The present invention does not result in the deposition of crystals of the salts used, and exceeds the commercial calcium formulations so they are of great utility for their application in the food, pharmaceutical and/or cosmetic industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Centro de Investigacion y Asistencia en Tecnologia y Diseno del Estado de Jalisco A.C.
    Inventors: Hugo Espinosa Andrews, Eristeo Garcia Marquez
  • Patent number: 10701952
    Abstract: There is provided a cutter or mold having at least one sidewall defining a cavity, wherein the cavity draft angle varies. In some embodiments, the cutter may also include a base, i.e., the cutter can be a mold. The cutter or mold exhibits better release properties of food products molded or cut therewith than conventional cutters or molds having no cavity draft angle, or a uniform cavity draft angle. Rotary cutting wheels, that in some embodiments may be ultrasonically activated, as well as systems incorporating the cutters or molds are also provided, as are methods of forming food products using the cutters or molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventor: Paul Capar
  • Patent number: 10701945
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present invention relates to methods and compositions of to a soft textured product comprising a biscuit and a filler, wherein the biscuit and filler are combined to form a soft textured product having a residual force ratio of greater than about 32 and an SAG of greater than about 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Monika Okoniewska, Edward C. Coleman, Edouard Page, Lenka Gruntoradova
  • Patent number: 10694763
    Abstract: Coated confectionery products and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed herein. The coated confectionery products include a confectionery center. A first coating including a carbohydrate and a buffered acid surrounds the confectionery center. A second coating including a carbohydrate and a sucrose esters surrounds the first coating. A third coating including a carbohydrate, a colorant, and a flavorant surrounds the second coating. In addition, a fourth coating including a polishing agent surrounds the third coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: W.M. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Barbara Stawski, Penny Frances Martin, Jiri Baron
  • Patent number: 10694766
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aerated frozen confection with an overrun of between 120% and 160%, which includes acacia gum as all or part of a natural emulsifier. A process for the preparation of this frozen confection is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Madhavi Ummadi, Nirav Chandrakant Pandya, Kenneth Richard Moffitt
  • Patent number: 10694755
    Abstract: A method for the production of a food item having a filling includes conveying a food item to a first filling station. The filling station has a first rotating stencil with a first plurality of filling discharge ports. At least one first filling segment is formed by discharging filling, through the discharge ports, onto the food item. The food item is conveyed to a second filling station. The second filling station has a second rotating stencil with a second plurality of filling discharge ports. At least one additional filling segment is formed by discharging filling, through the second plurality discharge ports, onto the food item wherein the at least one additional filling segment is disposed on the food item adjacent to the at least one first filling segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Mihaelos N. Mihalos, Chris E. Robinson, Supapong Siris, Rachel DeCagna
  • Patent number: 10687550
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a method of hard pan coating an edible core, a sucrose-based, hard panned coating, and a hard panned confection comprising an edible core coated with the same. The sucrose-based, hard panned coating comprises sucrose and a pH-adjusted purple carrot anthocyanin-containing colorant, is substantially crystalline, and has a brown hue described by a CIELCH color space h° coordinate of from about 0° to about 70°. In some embodiments, the coating further comprises a yellow colorant. The colorants are desirably naturally sourced to provide alternatives to synthetic colorants for coloring hard panned confectionery coatings in brown hues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MARS, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Rebecca J. Robbins
  • Patent number: 10682327
    Abstract: A composition and method for supplementing food, nutrition, and diet systems with omega-6 to omega-3 balanced oils comprising a synergistic blend of at least two oils. The composition further comprises a synergistic blend of long chain omega-3 oil as a means to further increase the nutritional value. The composition provides an effective increase in therapeutic and pharmacological properties in nutrition and diet systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Omega Foods, LLC
    Inventors: Michael H. Gurin, Andrew G. Konopacki
  • Patent number: 10681934
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process in which a viscous initial product having both a temperature of between 5° C. and 70° C. and a viscosity greater than 100 mPa·s is provided, —by way of a pump provided upstream of at least one aerator, the viscous initial product is transferred as it is to the at least one aerator in which the viscous initial product is mixed with a gas, injected into the aerator, so as to obtain a liquid foam continuously exiting the aerator, and—the liquid foam continuously exiting the at least one aerator is continuously pushed into the inlet of a treatment device which continuously divides and then dries this liquid foam so as to obtain a powdered porous product which has a solids content greater than 90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CLEXTRAL
    Inventors: Alain Brisset, Maxime Collado
  • Patent number: 10674745
    Abstract: The invention addresses the problem of providing an oily food for inhibiting water migration in frozen confectionery, the oily food being highly versatile and more effective in inhibiting water migration and being capable of application by spraying. The problem can be solved by use of an oily food for inhibiting water migration in frozen confectionery, the oily food satisfying the following requirements: 1. having a yield value of 1.7 to 12 Pa at 40° C.; 2. having plastic viscosity of 70 to 260 mPa·s at 40° C.; 3. having a value of yield value/plastic viscosity of 10 or greater; and 4. having an oil content of 44 to 80 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI OIL HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventor: Akiyuki Ishiwata
  • Patent number: 10668495
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein relate to basting food-related items. The food-related items may include baked goods, baking sheets, cake pans, cupcake pans, and the like. The food items may include pastries, baked good, pies, etc. The item to be basted, glazed, or otherwise deposited with a fluid is placed in a target area. A movable head is then able to move along a track and distribute a fluid over the fluid-related item. The item is stationary during the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Rogelio J. Anguiano, Monica Lopez
  • Patent number: 10667543
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of frozen compositions. In particular, the invention relates to frozen compositions of the water ice type. The invention provides frozen confections comprising water, a freezing point depressant and defibrillated primary cell wall material comprising microfibrils. The invention also relates to a method for preparing a frozen confection comprising water, a freezing point depressant and defibrillated primary cell wall material comprising microfibrils, wherein the method includes a high shear treatment step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Stanley Farr, Gerrit Jan Willem Goudappel, Henk Husken, Daniel Anthony Jarvis, Anke Kuijk, Sandra Joyce Veen, Krassimir Petkov Velikov, Pieter Broer van der Weg