Patents by Inventor Alan O. Pittet

Alan O. Pittet 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: 5579723
    Abstract: Described is a process for determining excitants, attractants, incitants and stimulants for members of the Penaeus genus of the Class Crustacea including but not limited to Penaeus setiferus, Penaeus aztecus and Penaeus vannamei, as well as apparatus for carrying out such process. The apparatus for carrying out the process includes static tank means, flow-through tank means and Y-maze means each equipped with variable-focus camera means taken alone or in combination with one another. The variable-focus camera means platform is also described and is part of our invention. Also described is a method for exciting and/or attracting and/or stimulating and/or inciting members of the Penaeus genus of the Class Crustacea including but not limited to Penaeus setiferus, Penaeus aztecus and Penaeus vannamei (referred to collectively as Penaeus spp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignees: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Phillip G. Lee, Jennifer C. Ellis
  • Patent number: 5474030
    Abstract: Described is a process for determining excitants and attractants for members of the Penaeus genus of Crustacea including but not limited to Penaeus setiferus and Penaeus vannamei, as well as apparatus for carrying out such process. The apparatus for carrying out the process includes "static" tank apparatus, "flow through" tank apparatus and "Y-maze" apparatus, each equipped with a camera device and each taken alone or in combination with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignees: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Phillip G. Lee, Jennifer C. Ellis
  • Patent number: 4794193
    Abstract: Described is a process for preparing 4,4A,5,6-tetrahydro-7-methyl-2-(3H)-naphthalenone having the structure: ##STR1## and intermediates useful in such process defined according to the structure: ##STR2## wherein one of R.sub.3 or R.sub.4 is hydrogen and the other of R.sub.3 or R.sub.4 is acetyl; and one of R.sub.1 or R.sub.2 is methyl and the other of R.sub.1 or R.sub.2 is acetoxy, said compound defined according to the structure: ##STR3## being useful in augmenting or enhancing the aroma or taste of consumable materials including foodstuffs, chewing gums, medicinal products, chewing tobaccos, toothpastes, smoking tobaccos, smoking tobacco articles, perfumes, colognes and perfumed articles including solid or liquid anionic, cationic, nonionic or zwitterionic detergents, fabric softeners, fabric softener articles and perfumed polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Myrna L. Hagedorn
  • Patent number: 4739105
    Abstract: Described are the esters of alkylthioalkanoic acids defined according to the structure: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 represents C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 alkenyl or C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 alkyl; R.sub.2 represents C.sub.3 alkyl; C.sub.3 hydroxyalkyl or C.sub.3 alkenyl; N represents 0, 1 or 2 amd M represents 0 or 1 and uses thereof in augmenting or enhancing the aroma or taste of foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: International Flavors & Frangrances Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Courtney, Jr., Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Manfred H. Vock, Charles Wiener
  • Patent number: 4727197
    Abstract: Described is a process for preparing natural benzaldehyde and acetaldehyde and compositions of matter containing natural benzaldehyde and acetaldehyde as well as products produced thereby and organoleptic utilities thereof, which process comprises the step of contacting with base naturally occurring cinnamaldehyde or a natural product rich in cinnamaldehyde such as Ceylon oil of cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon bark, Saigon cinnamon bark, cassia oil, Ceylon cinnamon quills, cinnamon leaf oil, oil of cinnamon Madagascar or the like according to the reaction: ##STR1## the reaction taking place in aqueous media and in the presence of a food grade or natural nonionic emulsifier, preferably a nonionic sorbitan derivative emulsifying agent and in the absence of any other reagents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Arthur L. Liberman
  • Patent number: 4727058
    Abstract: Described is a process for preparing natural benzaldehyde and acetaldehyde and compositions of matter containing natural benzaldehyde and acetaldehyde as well as products produced thereby and organoleptic utilities thereof, which process comprises the step of contacting with base naturally occurring cinnamaldehyde or a natural product rich in cinnamaldehyde such as Ceylon oil of cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon bark, Saigon cinnamon bark, cassia oil, Ceylon cinnamon quills, cinnamon leaf oil, oil of cinnamon Madagascar or the like according to the reaction: ##STR1## the reaction taking place in aqueous media and in the presence of a food grade or natural nonionic emulsifier, preferably a nonionic sorbitan derivative emulsifying agent and in the absence of any other reagents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Arthur L. Liberman
  • Patent number: 4726384
    Abstract: Described is a process for preparing natural benzaldehyde and acetaldehyde and compositions of matter containing natural benzaldehyde and acetaldehyde as well as products produced thereby and organoleptic utilities therefor, which process comprises the step of contacting with base naturally occurring cinnamaldehyde or a natural product rich in cinnamaldehyde such as Ceylon oil of cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon bark, Saigon cinnamon bark, cassia oil, Ceylon cinnamon quills, cinnamon leaf oil, oil of cinnamon Madagascar or the like according to the reaction: ##STR1## the reaction taking place in the absence of any other reagents except inert solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Wiener, Alan O. Pittet
  • Patent number: 4716249
    Abstract: Described is a process for preparing natural benzaldehyde and acetaldehyde and compositions of matter containing natural benzaldehyde and acetaldehyde as well as products produced thereby and organoleptic utilities thereof, which process comprises the step of contacting with base naturally occurring cinnamaldehyde or a natural product rich in cinnamaldehyde such as Ceylon oil of cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon bark, Saigon cinnamon bark, cassia oil, Ceylon cinnamon quills, cinnamon leaf oil, oil of cinnamon Madagascar or the like according to the reaction: ##STR1## the reaction taking place in the absence of any other reagents except inert solvent and ionic surfactant or emulsifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1987
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventor: Alan O. Pittet
  • Patent number: 4709707
    Abstract: Described is a process for augmenting or enhancing the aroma or taste of a smoking tobacco composition comprising the step of adding to said smoking tobacco composition, an aroma or taste augmenting or enhancing quantity of 4,4A,5,6-tetrahydro-7-methyl-2-(3H)-naphthalenone having the structure: ##STR1## Smoking tobacco compositions and smoking tobacco articles containing said 4,4A,5,6-tetrahydro-7-methyl-2-(3H)-naphthalenone are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Myrna L. Hagedorn
  • Patent number: 4701548
    Abstract: Described are thioalkanoic acid esters of phenylalkanols defined according to the structure: ##STR1## wherein M represents an integer selected from the group consisting of 1, 2 or 3; N is 0, 1 or 2; R.sub.1 represents methyl or hydrogen and R.sub.2 represents methyl or hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1987
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Manfred H. Vock, Domenick Luccarelli, Jr., Kevin P. Miller, Charles Wiener
  • Patent number: 4695473
    Abstract: Described are gem dithioethers of phenylalkanes defined according to the structure: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3, R.sub.4, R.sub.5 and R.sub.6 are each the same or different and each represents hydrogen or C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 lower alkyl; X represents 1,1-ethylidene, 1,1-propylidene or 2,2-propylidene and N represents 0 or 1 with the provisos(i) when N is 0, R.sub.5 is C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 lower alkyl; and(ii) when N=1, R.sub.5 is hydrogenand uses thereof in augmenting or enhancing the aroma or taste of foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1987
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Domenick Luccarelli, Jr., Kevin P. Miller, Manfred H. Vock
  • Patent number: 4694106
    Abstract: Described are methylthioionene derivatives defined according to the structure: ##STR1## wherein n is 0 or 1; wherein the dashed lines each represent a carbon-carbon single bond or a carbon-carbon double bond with the proviso that when the dashed line at the 3'-4' position is a double bond, n represents 0 and uses thereof in augmenting or enhancing the aroma or taste of foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1987
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Manfred H. Vock, Kevin P. Miller, Domenick Luccarelli, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4689428
    Abstract: Described are methylthioalkanoic acid esters of cis-3-hexenol and citronellol defined according to the structure: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.2 represents cis-3-hexenyl or citronellyl and uses thereof in augmenting or enhancing the aroma or taste of foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1987
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Manfred H. Vock
  • Patent number: 4683342
    Abstract: Described is a process for preparing natural benzaldehyde and acetaldehyde and compositions of matter containing natural benzaldehyde and acetaldehyde as well as products produced thereby and organoleptic utilities thereof, which process comprises the step of contacting with base naturally occurring cinnamaldehyde or a natural product rich in cinnemaldehyde such as Ceylon oil of cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon bark, Saigon cinnamon bark, cassia oil, Ceylon cinnamon quills, Cinnamon leaf oil, oil of cinnamon Madagascar or the like according to the reaction: ##STR1## the reaction taking place in aqueous media and in the presence of a food grade or natural nonionic emulisifier, preferably a nonionic sorbitan derivative emulsifying agent and in the absence of any other reagents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Arthur L. Liberman
  • Patent number: 4680142
    Abstract: Described is a process for preparing 4,4A,5,6-tetrahydro-7-methyl-2-(3H)-naphthalenone having the structure: ##STR1## and intermediates useful in such process defined according to the structure: ##STR2## wherein one of R.sub.3 or R.sub.4 is hydrogen and the other of R.sub.3 or R.sub.4 is acetyl; and one of R.sub.1 or R.sub.2 is methyl and the other of R.sub.1 or R.sub.2 is acetoxy, said compound defined according to the structure: ##STR3## being useful in augmenting or enhancing the aroma or taste of consumable materials including foodstuffs, chewing gums, medicinal products, chewing tobaccos, toothpastes, smoking tobaccos, smoking tobacco articles, perfumes, colognes and perfumed articles including solid or liquid anionic, cationic, nonionic or zwitterionic detergents, fabric softeners, fabric softener articles and perfumed polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Myrna L. Hagedorn
  • Patent number: 4677223
    Abstract: Described is the genus of mercapto-C.sub.2 -C.sub.3 -alkanoic acid esters of citronellol, geraniol, homologues thereof and partially saturated derivatives thereof defined according to the structure: ##STR1## wherein N represents 0 or 1; M represents 0, 1 or 2; P represents 0 or 1; and the dashed line represents a carbon-carbon single bond or a carbon-carbon double bond with the proviso that when N is 0 then the dashed line represents a carbon-carbon single bond and uses thereof in augmenting or enhancing the aroma or taste of foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Manfred H. Vock
  • Patent number: 4666728
    Abstract: Described are methylthioalkanoic acid esters of cis-3-hexenol and citronellol defined according to the structure: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.2 represents cis-3-hexenyl or citronellyl and uses thereof in augmenting or enhancing the aroma or taste of foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Manfred H. Vock
  • Patent number: 4663476
    Abstract: Described are methylthioalkanoic acid esters of cis-3-hexenol and citronellol defined according to the structure: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.2 represents cis-3-hexenyl or cutronellyl and uses thereof in augmenting or enhancing the aroma or taste of foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Manfred H. Vock
  • Patent number: 4658067
    Abstract: Described are dialkylthioalkenes, dialkylthioalkylcycloalkenes and monoalkylthioalkenylcycloalkenes defined according to the generic structure: ##STR1## as well as the genus defined according to the structure: ##STR2## wherein R represents C.sub.6 -C.sub.11 alkenyl or cycloalkenylalkyl; and wherein R.sub.2 represents C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 alkyl and R.sub.3 is C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 alkyl and organoleptic uses thereof in augmenting or enhancing the aroma or taste of foodstuffs, chewing gums, toothpastes or medicinal products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Kevin P. Miller, Domenick Luccarelli, Jr., Manfred H. Vock
  • Patent number: 4654218
    Abstract: Described are methylthioalkanoic acid esters of cis-3-hexenol and citronellol defined according to the structure: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.2 represents cis-3-hexenyl or citronellyl and uses thereof in augmenting or enhancing the aroma or taste of foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Alan O. Pittet, Ranya Muralidhara, Manfred H. Vock