Patents by Inventor Ashley HAN

Ashley HAN 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).

  • Publication number: 20220193162
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising a combination of at least one flavor compound and a taste-modulating portion of a filamentous fungus mycelial aqueous culture, e.g. a mycelia is from a Cordyceps spp, where the flavor compound is a combination and sodium chloride and potassium chloride and when combined with food, beverage or other product, reduces metallic and/or bitter taste resulting from the presence of KCl and provides an extended “salt” flavor perception in the product. The flavor compound can also include at where the at least one flavor compound is a bitterness blocker or a bitterness masker, wherein the combination is capable of synergistically reducing bitter tastes or reducing aftertastes of a food, beverage, or other product. Methods to enhance the taste of a food, beverage or other product using the flavor compounds and taste-modifying portions of a filamentous fungus are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. CLARK, James Patrick LANGAN, Ashley HAN, Lisa SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20220183333
    Abstract: Newly identified fungal sweet-taste modifying proteins, and the cDNA encoding said proteins are described. Specifically, Myd proteins active in sweet taste activation, and the cDNA encoding the same, are described, along with methods for isolating such cDNA and for isolating and expressing such proteins. Also disclosed is use of a sweetening composition which includes the proteins of the invention, and methods to provide improved flavor to a product for oral administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Marina NADAL, Anthony J. CLARK, Zheyuan GUO, Stephen A. GRAVINA, Anthony WESTGATE, Bassam ALKOTAINI, Ashley HAN, Brendan SHARKEY, Evan STRASSBURGER, Joseph MEILEN, Hyung CHANG
  • Patent number: 11297861
    Abstract: Newly identified fungal sweet-taste modifying proteins, and the cDNA encoding said proteins are described. Specifically, Myd proteins active in sweet taste activation, and the cDNA encoding the same, are described, along with methods for isolating such cDNA and for isolating and expressing such proteins. Also disclosed is use of a sweetening composition which includes the proteins of the invention, and methods to provide improved flavor to a product for oral administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Marina Nadal, Anthony J. Clark, Zheyuan Guo, Stephen A. Gravina, Anthony Westgate, Bassam Alkotaini, Ashley Han, Brendan Sharkey, Evan Strassburger, Joseph Meilen, Hyung Chang
  • 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: 20210401013
    Abstract: Newly identified fungal sweet-taste modifying proteins, and the cDNA encoding said proteins are described. Specifically, Myd proteins active in sweet taste activation, and the cDNA encoding the same, are described, along with methods for isolating such cDNA and for isolating and expressing such proteins. Also disclosed is use of a sweetening composition which includes the proteins of the invention, and methods to provide improved flavor to a product for oral administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Marina NADAL, Anthony J. CLARK, Zheyuan GUO, Stephen A. GRAVINA, Anthony WESTGATE, Bassam ALKOTAINI, Ashley HAN, Brendan SHARKEY, Evan STRASSBURGER, Joseph Meilen, Hyung Chang