Patents by Inventor Alan D. Hahn

Alan D. Hahn has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11343978
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to prepare a myceliated high-protein food product, which includes culturing a fungi an aqueous media which has a high level of plant protein, for example at least 20 g protein per 100 g dry weight with excipients, on a dry weight basis. The plant protein can include pea, rice and/or chickpea. The fungi can include comprises Lentinula spp., Agaricus spp., Pleurotus spp., Boletus spp., or Laetiporus spp. After culturing, the material is harvested by obtaining the myceliated high-protein food product via drying or concentrating. The resultant myceliated high-protein food product may have its taste, flavor, or aroma modulated, such as by increasing desirable flavors or tastes such as meaty, savory, umami, popcorn and/or by decreasing undesirable flavors such as bitterness, astringency or beaniness. Deflavoring and/or deodorizing as compared to non-myceliated control materials can also be observed. Also disclosed are myceliated high-protein food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhupendra Kumar Soni, Brooks John Kelly, James Patrick Langan, Huntington Davis, Alan D. Hahn
  • Publication number: 20220104523
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the use of a sweetening composition comprising (i) a mycelia of an ascomycete or an aqueous extract thereof or (ii) an aqueous extract of a fruiting body of an ascomycete, to provide improved flavor to a product for oral administration, as well as to a sweetening composition comprising (i) a mycelia of an ascomycete or an aqueous extract thereof or (ii) an aqueous extract of a fruiting body of an ascomycete as well as to compositions comprising combinations of sweetening compositions and a product for oral administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. CLARK, Alan D. HAHN, Zheyuan GUO, Marina NADAL, Anthony WESTGATE, James Patrick LANGAN, Brooks John KELLY
  • Publication number: 20220095646
    Abstract: Methods, and compositions derived thereof, for preparing a myceliated amino-acid-supplemented high-protein food product having desired digestibility and amino acid content. An aqueous medium comprising a high-protein material is inoculated with a fungal culture to produce a myceliated amino acid-supplemented high-protein food product. The plant protein can include pea, rice and/or chickpea protein. The fungi can include Lentinula spp., Agaricus spp., Pleurotus spp., Boletus spp., or Laetiporus spp. Preferably, the myceliated amino acid-supplemented high-protein food product has reduced bitterness and/or reduced volatile amino-acid-derived aroma compared to high-protein amino acid-supplemented material that is not myceliated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhupendra Kumar SONI, Anthony J. CLARK, Alan D. HAHN, James Patrick LANGAN, Brooks John KELLY, Brendan SHARKEY, Ashley HAN
  • Publication number: 20220030911
    Abstract: Provided is a food composition which include a myceliated high-protein food product and methods to make such compositions, which are mixtures of myceliated high-protein food products and other edible materials. A food composition includes dairy alternative products, ready to mix beverages and beverage bases; extruded and extruded/puffed products; sheeted baked goods; meat analogs and extenders; baked goods and baking mixes; granola; and soups/soup bases. Food compositions also include texturized plant protein which can be used for making meat-structured plant protein meat analog or meat extender products. The food compositions have reduced undesirable flavors and reduced undesirable aromas due to use of myceliated high-protein food products as compared to use of similar high-protein material that is not myceliated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa SCHMIDT, Todd McDONALD, Savita JENSEN, Joseph George AKAMITTATH, Alan D. HAHN, Anthony J. CLARK, Bhupendra Kumar SONI, James Patrick LANGAN, Brooks John KELLY, Huntington DAVIS
  • Patent number: 11166477
    Abstract: Provided is a food composition which include a myceliated high-protein food product and methods to make such compositions, which are mixtures of myceliated high-protein food products and other edible materials. A food composition includes dairy alternative products, ready to mix beverages and beverage bases; extruded and extruded/puffed products; sheeted baked goods; meat analogs and extenders; baked goods and baking mixes; granola; and soups/soup bases. Food compositions also include texturized plant protein which can be used for making meat-structured plant protein meat analog or meat extender products. The food compositions have reduced undesirable flavors and reduced undesirable aromas due to use of myceliated high-protein food products as compared to use of similar high-protein material that is not myceliated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Schmidt, Todd McDonald, Savita Jensen, Joseph George Akamittath, Alan D. Hahn, Anthony J. Clark, Bhupendra Kumar Soni, James Patrick Langan, Brooks John Kelly, Huntington Davis
  • Publication number: 20210274818
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the preparation of a gluten-containing grain having lowered levels of gluten. The method includes providing a prepared gluten-containing grain which may be optionally sterilized or pasteurized. The prepared gluten-containing grain is then inoculated with a prepared fungal component and incubated. In one embodiment the prepared fungal component myceliates the prepared gluten-containing grain while incubated and during this process hydrolyzes gluten in the prepared gluten-containing grain. The present invention also includes a gluten-containing grain having lowered levels of gluten which has been prepared by the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: James Patrick LANGAN, Brooks John KELLY, Huntington DAVIS, Alan D. HAHN
  • Publication number: 20210251271
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to prepare myceliated vegetable product which includes culturing fungi in an aqueous media which contains vegetables, fruits, and/or combinations thereof. Examples of vegetables used in the processes of the invention include carrot, spinach, kale, beet, broccoli, and combinations thereof. Fungi used include Lentinula edodes. The resultant myceliated nutrient food product has its flavor, or aroma modulated, such as by decreasing undesirable flavor of bitterness, beet, hay/herbal/grassy or decreasing undesirable aroma of beet or hay/herbal/grassy. Products made according to the invention have a nutritional profile comprising a measurable level of at least one of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, selenium, folate, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, or Vitamin C, and a dose 10 g of the myceliated vegetable product can provide a significant amount of the daily requirement of certain vitamins and minerals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhupendra Kumar SONI, Anthony J. CLARK, James Patrick LANGAN, Brooks John KELLY, Huntington DAVIS, Brendan SHARKEY, Andrew MESTDAGH, Alan D. HAHN
  • Patent number: 10980257
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the preparation of a gluten-containing grain having lowered levels of gluten. The method includes providing a prepared gluten-containing grain which may be optionally sterilized or pasteurized. The prepared gluten-containing grain is then inoculated with a prepared fungal component and incubated. In one embodiment the prepared fungal component myceliates the prepared gluten-containing grain while incubated and during this process hydrolyzes gluten in the prepared gluten-containing grain. The present invention also includes a gluten-containing grain having lowered levels of gluten which has been prepared by the methods of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Myco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James Patrick Langan, Brooks John Kelly, Huntington Davis, Alan D. Hahn
  • Publication number: 20210045298
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to prepare a myceliated high-protein food product, which includes culturing a fungi an aqueous media which has a high level of plant protein, for example at least 20 g protein per 100 g dry weight with excipients, on a dry weight basis. The plant protein can include pea, rice and/or chickpea. The fungi can include comprises Lentinula spp., Agaricus spp., Pleurotus spp., Boletus spp., or Laetiporus spp. After culturing, the material is harvested by obtaining the myceliated high-protein food product via drying or concentrating. The resultant myceliated high-protein food product may have its taste, flavor, or aroma modulated, such as by increasing desirable flavors or tastes such as meaty, savory, umami, popcorn and/or by decreasing undesirable flavors such as bitterness, astringency or beaniness. Deflavoring and/or deodorizing as compared to non-myceliated control materials can also be observed. Also disclosed are myceliated high-protein food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Bhupendra Kumar SONI, Brooks John KELLY, James Patrick LANGAN, Huntington DAVIS, Alan D. HAHN
  • Patent number: 10806101
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to prepare a myceliated high-protein food product, which includes culturing a fungi an aqueous media which has a high level of plant protein, for example at least 20 g protein per 100 g dry weight with excipients, on a dry weight basis. The plant protein can include pea, rice and/or chickpea. The fungi can include comprises Lentinula spp., Agaricus spp., Pleurotus spp., Boletus spp., or Laetiporus spp. After culturing, the material is harvested by obtaining the myceliated high-protein food product via drying or concentrating. The resultant myceliated high-protein food product may have its taste, flavor, or aroma modulated, such as by increasing desirable flavors or tastes such as meaty, savory, umami, popcorn and/or by decreasing undesirable flavors such as bitterness, astringency or beaniness. Deflavoring and/or deodorizing as compared to non-myceliated control materials can also be observed. Also disclosed are myceliated high-protein food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhupendra Kumar Soni, Brooks John Kelly, James Patrick Langan, Huntington Davis, Alan D. Hahn
  • Publication number: 20200060310
    Abstract: Provided is a food composition which include a myceliated high-protein food product and methods to make such compositions, which are mixtures of myceliated high-protein food products and other edible materials. A food composition includes dairy alternative products, ready to mix beverages and beverage bases; extruded and extruded/puffed products; sheeted baked goods; meat analogs and extenders; baked goods and baking mixes; granola; and soups/soup bases. Food compositions also include texturized plant protein which can be used for making meat-structured plant protein meat analog or meat extender products. The food compositions have reduced undesirable flavors and reduced undesirable aromas due to use of myceliated high-protein food products as compared to use of similar high-protein material that is not myceliated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Lisa SCHMIDT, Todd McDONALD, Savita JENSEN, Joseph George AKAMITTATH, Alan D. HAHN, Anthony J. CLARK, Bhupendra Kumar SONI, James Patrick LANGAN, Brooks John KELLY, Huntington DAVIS
  • Publication number: 20180303044
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to prepare a myceliated high-protein food product, which includes culturing a fungi an aqueous media which has a high level of plant protein, for example at least 20 g protein per 100 g dry weight with excipients, on a dry weight basis. The plant protein can include pea, rice and/or chickpea. The fungi can include comprises Lentinula spp., Agaricus spp., Pleurotus spp., Boletus spp., or Laetiporus spp. After culturing, the material is harvested by obtaining the myceliated high-protein food product via drying or concentrating. The resultant myceliated high-protein food product may have its taste, flavor, or aroma modulated, such as by increasing desirable flavors or tastes such as meaty, savory, umami, popcorn and/or by decreasing undesirable flavors such as bitterness, astringency or beaniness. Deflavoring and/or deodorizing as compared to non-myceliated control materials can also be observed. Also disclosed are myceliated high-protein food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Mycotechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhupendra Kumar SONI, Brooks John KELLY, James Patrick LANGAN, Huntington DAVIS, Alan D. HAHN
  • Patent number: 10010103
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to prepare a myceliated high-protein food product, which includes culturing a fungi an aqueous media which has a high level of protein, for example at least 20 g protein per 100 g dry weight with excipients, on a dry weight basis. The fungi can include Pleurotus ostreatus, Pleurotus eryngii, Lepista nuda, Hericium erinaceus, Lentinula edodes, Agaricus blazeii, Laetiporus sulfureus and combinations thereof. After culturing, the material is harvested by obtaining the myceliated high-protein food product via drying or concentrating. The resultant myceliated high-protein food product may have its taste, flavor, or aroma modulated, such as by increasing desirable flavors or tastes such as meaty, savory, umami, popcorn and/or by decreasing undesirable flavors such as bitterness, astringency or beaniness. Deflavoring and/or deodorizing as compared to non-myceliated control materials can also be observed. Also disclosed are myceliated high-protein food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Mycotechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhupendra Kumar Soni, Brooks John Kelly, James Patrick Langan, Huntington Davis, Alan D. Hahn
  • Publication number: 20180064148
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the preparation of a gluten-containing grain having lowered levels of gluten. The method includes providing a prepared gluten-containing grain which may be optionally sterilized or pasteurized. The prepared gluten-containing grain is then inoculated with a prepared fungal component and incubated. In one embodiment the prepared fungal component myceliates the prepared gluten-containing grain while incubated and during this process hydrolyzes gluten in the prepared gluten-containing grain. The present invention also includes a gluten-containing grain having lowered levels of gluten which has been prepared by the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: James Patrick LANGAN, John Brooks KELLY, Huntington DAVIS, Alan D. HAHN
  • Publication number: 20170295837
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to prepare a myceliated high-protein food product, which includes culturing a fungi an aqueous media which has a high level of protein, for example at least 20 g protein per 100 g dry weight with excipients, on a dry weight basis. The fungi can include Pleurotus ostreatus, Pleurotus eryngii, Lepista nuda, Hericium erinaceus, Lentinula edodes, Agaricus blazeii, Laetiporus sulfureus and combinations thereof. After culturing, the material is harvested by obtaining the myceliated high-protein food product via drying or concentrating. The resultant myceliated high-protein food product may have its taste, flavor, or aroma modulated, such as by increasing desirable flavors or tastes such as meaty, savory, umami, popcorn and/or by decreasing undesirable flavors such as bitterness, astringency or beaniness. Deflavoring and/or deodorizing as compared to non-myceliated control materials can also be observed. Also disclosed are myceliated high-protein food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Bhupendra Kumar Soni, Brooks John Kelly, James Patrick Langan, Huntington Davis, Alan D. Hahn