Patents by Inventor Balaji Santhanam

Balaji Santhanam 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: 20210393494
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a confectionery capable of imparting tooth-whitening benefits to an end-user, the confectionery containing: sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP), one or more sweeteners; and optionally a food-grade acid, such as citric acid. The present invention is also directed to a method of imparting tooth-whitening benefits to a consumer involving inserting the above-described confectionery into a consumer's mouth and allowing the confectionery to dissolve in the consumer's mouth, and repeating over a prolonged period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Balaji Santhanam, Ian Fairs
  • Publication number: 20210076701
    Abstract: A coated particle may include a food particle coated by a carbohydrate. The coated particle may have an average particle size from about 10 ?m to about 250 ?m. The food particle may include a relatively bitter component (e.g., cocoa) and a protein component (e.g., whey protein, soy protein, rice protein, fava bean protein, and/or milk protein). A weight ratio of bitter component to protein component may be about 3 or greater. The food particle may also include a starch, such as rice starch. Additionally, the coated particle may have a surface area fraction of the carbohydrate that is greater than an average weight fraction of the carbohydrate. For example, the surface area fraction of the carbohydrate may be from about 30% to about 80%. In addition, the coated particle may have a substantially non-spherical and irregular shape. The coated particle may be prepared via a spray drying process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: THE HERSHEY COMPANY
    Inventors: Balaji Santhanam, Utkarsh Shah, Yumin You, Dennis Teets, Burton Douglas Brown, Xiaoying Wang
  • Patent number: 10820608
    Abstract: A confection is formed of a mixture including at least one first simple carbohydrate, at least one non-hygroscopic second simple carbohydrate, and at least one hydrocolloid. In some embodiments, the non-hygroscopic second simple carbohydrate includes disaccharides, trisaccharides, or combinations thereof. In some embodiments, the hydrocolloid includes a starch hydrolysate having a dextrose equivalent less than 36, and the confection is substantially free of starch hydrolysates having a dextrose equivalent of 36 or greater. In some embodiments, the confection is a hard candy. A method of making a confection includes mixing at least one first simple carbohydrate, at least one non-hygroscopic second simple carbohydrate, and at least one hydrocolloid to form a mixture. The method also includes heating the mixture, cooking the mixture to a predetermined moisture content, and cooling and working the mixture to form the confection comprising the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: THE HERSHEY COMPANY
    Inventors: Balaji Santhanam, Julie Hickey, Burton Douglas Brown, Mahesh Venkatachalam
  • Publication number: 20180325814
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a confectionery capable of imparting oral care benefits to an end-user, the confectionery containing: a first sweetener; an optional second sweetener, a flavorant and optionally a functional active ingredient for promoting tooth mineralization, wherein the confectionery is substantially sugar-free. The present invention is also directed to a method of imparting oral care benefits to a consumer involving inserting the above-described confectionery into a consumer's mouth and allowing the confectionery to dissolve in the consumer's mouth over a prolonged period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Steven M. Kumiega, Paula M. Gibson, Theresa R. Cea, Mary Lou Cunningham, Joan L. Apgar, Ian Fairs, Balaji Santhanam, Brian J. Paul, Jordana Langiotti Swank
  • Patent number: 9982064
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing an inhibited starch comprising, in order: a) extracting starch from a native source and partially refining to provide a partially refined starch having a residual protein content on a dry starch basis of more than 0.4% by weight and less than 8.0% by weight; b) treating said partially refined starch with a bleaching agent to provide an inhibited starch; and c) recovering said inhibited starch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TATE & LYLE INGREDIENTS AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: Balaji Santhanam, Thomas K. Hutton
  • Publication number: 20150239994
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing an inhibited starch comprising, in order: a) extracting starch from a native source and partially refining to provide a partially refined starch having a residual protein content on a dry starch basis of more than 0.4% by weight and less than 8.0% by weight; b) treating said partially refined starch with a bleaching agent to provide an inhibited starch; and c) recovering said inhibited starch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: TATE & LYLE INGREDIENTS AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: Balaji Santhanam, Thomas K. Hutton
  • Patent number: 7162390
    Abstract: The invention provides a framework for collecting, storing, and analyzing system metrics concerning a computing system or a computer component. A configuration module is provided to configure settings specific to a metric. A data collection module is provided to collect metric data according to the settings in the configuration module and in one or more component specific plug-ins that extend and customize the framework according to specific needs of the component. The data collection module collects metrics at specified time intervals and periodically updates metric data stored in a central metrics storage module. An analysis module is provided to analyze metric data stored in the central metrics storage module online or offline. The analysis module may analyze a metric statistically or graphically, individually or combined with other metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alan T. G. Jowett, Balaji Santhanam, Ravishankar V. Sathanur, Sivaprasad V. Padisetty, Thirumalesh K. Bhat
  • Publication number: 20060161387
    Abstract: The invention provides a framework for collecting, storing, and analyzing system metrics concerning a computing system or a computer component. A configuration module is provided to configure settings specific to a metric. A data collection module is provided to collect metric data according to the settings in the configuration module and in one or more component specific plug-ins that extend and customize the framework according to specific needs of the component. The data collection module collects metrics at specified time intervals and periodically updates metric data stored in a central metrics storage module. An analysis module is provided to analyze metric data stored in the central metrics storage module online or offline. The analysis module may analyze a metric statistically or graphically, individually or combined with other metrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Jowett, Balaji Santhanam, Ravishankar Sathanur, Sivaprasad Padisetty, Thirumalesh Bhat