Patents by Inventor Brooks John Kelly

Brooks John Kelly 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20170156383
    Abstract: A method enhancing the taste of a food product, which includes the steps of culturing a mycelial liquid tissue culture in a media, collecting a mycelium-free portion of the mycelial liquid tissue culture, e.g., the supernatant fluid of the mycelial liquid tissue culture, and adding the collected supernatant fluid to a food product in an amount sufficient to enhance the food product's taste. The mycelial liquid tissue culture may include C. sinensis, and the culture step may be carried out for between about one and sixty days. The food products include non-nutritive sweeteners, alcoholic beverages, teas, coffees, bitter tasting foods such as cranberry, grapefruit, pomegranate, and coconut, as well as dietary supplements, food additives, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals. The present invention also includes compositions of food products in combination with mycelium-free fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: James Patrick LANGAN, Brooks John KELLY, Huntington DAVIS, Bhupendra Kumar SONI
  • Patent number: 9572364
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for enhancing the taste of a food product, which includes the steps of culturing a submerged mycelial liquid tissue culture in a media, collecting the supernatant fluid of the submerged mycelial liquid tissue culture, and adding the collected supernatant fluid to a food product in an amount sufficient to enhance the food product's taste. In one embodiment, the mycelial liquid tissue culture comprises C. sinensis, and the culture step is carried out for between about one and sixty days. The food products include quinoa, amaranth, whole wheat, stevia plant parts, steviol glycoside, aspartame, acesulfame-K, sucralose, carbohydrates, salt substitutes such as potassium chloride, monk fruit, cacao, cacao liquor, tea, ginseng, pea protein, sugar alcohol, coffee, cranberry, grapefruit, pomegranate, coconut, wine, beer, liquor and spirits. The present invention also includes products made by the disclosed methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: MYCOTECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: James Patrick Langan, Brooks John Kelly, Huntington Davis, Bhupendra Kumar Soni
  • Patent number: 9572363
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for enhancing the taste of a food product, which includes the steps of culturing a submerged mycelial liquid tissue culture in a media, collecting the supernatant fluid of the submerged mycelial liquid tissue culture, and adding the collected supernatant fluid to a food product in an amount sufficient to enhance the food product's taste. In one embodiment, the mycelial liquid tissue culture comprises C. sinensis, and the culture step is carried out for between about one and sixty days. The food products include stevia plant parts, steviol glycoside, aspartame, acesulfame-K, sucralose, carbohydrates, monk fruit, cacao, cacao liquor, tea, ginseng, pea protein, sugar alcohol, coffee, cranberry, grapefruit, pomegranate, coconut, wine, beer, liquor and spirits. The present invention also includes products made by the disclosed methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: MYCOTECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: James Patrick Langan, Brooks John Kelly, Huntington Davis
  • Publication number: 20160249660
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for enhancing the taste of a food product, which includes the steps of culturing a submerged mycelial liquid tissue culture in a media, collecting the supernatant fluid of the submerged mycelial liquid tissue culture, and adding the collected supernatant fluid to a food product in an amount sufficient to enhance the food product's taste. In one embodiment, the mycelial liquid tissue culture comprises C. sinensis, and the culture step is carried out for between about one and sixty days. The food products include quinoa, amaranth, whole wheat, stevia plant parts, steviol glycoside, aspartame, acesulfame-K, sucralose, carbohydrates, salt substitutes such as potassium chloride, monk fruit, cacao, cacao liquor, tea, ginseng, pea protein, sugar alcohol, coffee, cranberry, grapefruit, pomegranate, coconut, wine, beer, liquor and spirits. The present invention also includes products made by the disclosed methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: James Patrick LANGAN, Brooks John KELLY, Huntington DAVIS, Bhupendra Kumar SONI
  • Patent number: 9427008
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of myceliation of agricultural substrates for producing functional foods with health benefits, wherein the method comprises of inoculating an agricultural substrate with one or more species of pure fungal culture comprising Basidiomycota and Ascomycota derived from liquid state fermentation, enabling mycelial growth on the agricultural substrate by controlling growth conditions and harvesting of a myceliated agricultural product after the mycelial growth reaches a desired stage. The present invention further provides a myceliated agricultural product enriched with nutrients, processed into a nutraceutical or functional food for human consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: MYCOTECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Brooks John Kelly, James Patrick Langan
  • Publication number: 20160120201
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the preparation of a myceliated coffee product. This method comprises providing green coffee beans and optionally heat treating the green coffee beans to provide prepared green coffee beans. Furthermore, a step of inoculating the prepared green coffee beans with a prepared fungal component and culturing the inoculum to prepare the myceliated coffee product is included. The present invention discusses different embodiments of the invention and the various products that can be developed by altering certain parameters, such as green coffee bean moisture content. The methods of the instant invention result in prepared green coffee beans and myceliated coffee products having reduced levels of undesirable taste components, such as 2-furanmethanol, and increased levels of fungal metabolites, such as ?-glucans and other polysaccharides, relative to starting green coffee beans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Brooks John KELLY, James Patrick LANGAN
  • Publication number: 20160058049
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for enhancing the taste of a food product, which includes the steps of culturing a submerged mycelial liquid tissue culture in a media, collecting the supernatant fluid of the submerged mycelial liquid tissue culture, and adding the collected supernatant fluid to a food product in an amount sufficient to enhance the food product's taste. In one embodiment, the mycelial liquid tissue culture comprises C. sinensis, and the culture step is carried out for between about one and sixty days. The food products include stevia plant parts, steviol glycoside, aspartame, acesulfame-K, sucralose, carbohydrates, monk fruit, cacao, cacao liquor, tea, ginseng, pea protein, sugar alcohol, coffee, cranberry, grapefruit, pomegranate, coconut, wine, beer, liquor and spirits. The present invention also includes products made by the disclosed methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: James Patrick LANGAN, Brooks John KELLY, Huntington DAVIS
  • Publication number: 20150272155
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method of myceliating coffee beans including sterilizing the coffee beans, preparing a liquid tissue culture including an aliquot of fungal liquid tissue culture derived from liquid state fermentation, and inoculating the coffee beans with the fungal liquid tissue culture. Next, the step of enabling mycelium growth on the coffee includes controlling temperature, humidity, and sterility of the environment. The aliquot of fungal liquid tissue culture is optionally agitated to form hyphael conglomerations of mycelium having sizes of less than 1 mm in diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Brooks John Kelly, James Patrick Langan
  • Publication number: 20150257405
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the preparation of a myceliated coffee product. This method comprises providing green coffee beans and optionally heat treating the green coffee beans to provide prepared green coffee beans. Furthermore, a step of inoculating the prepared green coffee beans with a prepared fungal component and culturing the inoculum to prepare the myceliated coffee product is included. The present invention discusses different embodiments of the invention and the various products that can be developed by altering certain parameters, such as green coffee bean moisture content. The methods of the instant invention result in prepared green coffee beans and myceliated coffee products having reduced levels of undesirable taste components, such as 2-furanmethanol, and increased levels of fungal metabolites, such as ?-glucans and other polysaccharides, relative to starting green coffee beans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Brooks John KELLY, James Patrick LANGAN
  • Publication number: 20150257406
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the preparation of a myceliated cacao bean or other agricultural product. This method includes providing cacao beans or other agricultural substrate, optionally hydrating the cacao beans or other agricultural product, and optionally pasteurizing or sterilizing the cacao beans or other agricultural substrate to provide prepared cacao beans or other agricultural substrate, and a step of inoculating the prepared cacao beans or other agricultural substrate with a prepared fungal component and culturing the inoculated cacao beans or other agricultural substrate to prepare the myceliated product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Brooks John KELLY, James Patrick LANGAN
  • Patent number: 9068171
    Abstract: A method of creating an extract of myceliated agricultural product for human consumption includes providing an agricultural substrate such as rice, where the agricultural substrate has been inoculated by liquid media comprising an aliquot of culture derived from liquid-state fermentation. The culture being selected from the group consisting of Basidiomycota and Ascomycota fungi. Next, the step of enabling mycelium growth on the substrate by controlling temperature, humidity and sterility of the environment. After mycelium growth on the substrate reaches a desired stage, then the step of boiling the substrate in water and separating the water-substrate mixture into aqueous component and non-aqueous components creates an extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Mycotechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brooks John Kelly, James Patrick Langan
  • Publication number: 20140302560
    Abstract: A method of creating an extract of myceliated agricultural product for human consumption includes providing an agricultural substrate such as rice, where the agricultural substrate has been inoculated by liquid media comprising an aliquot of culture derived from liquid-state fermentation. The culture being selected from the group consisting of Basidiomycota and Ascomycota fungi. Next, the step of enabling mycelium growth on the substrate by controlling temperature, humidity and sterility of the environment. After mycelium growth on the substrate reaches a desired stage, then the step of boiling the substrate in water and separating the water-substrate mixture into aqueous component and non-aqueous components creates an extraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Brooks John Kelly
  • Publication number: 20140170264
    Abstract: An improved method for myceliating coffee includes providing raw coffee beans, preparing the raw beans for fungal myceliation by removing chlorogenic acids from the green coffee beans inoculating the prepared raw coffee beans with a fungal component to enable fungal myceliation of the green coffee beans. The method includes buffering the aqueous solution with a buffer selected from the group consisting of: sodium chloride, citric acid and ascorbic acid. In one embodiment, the method further includes myceliating the raw coffee beans under optimal conditions for mycelial growth, and preparing the myceliated coffee beans for roasting by washing the myceliated coffee beans to remove undesired metabolites produced by the fungal component. The myceliated coffee beans are roasted. Roasted coffee beans are then ground and brewed into a coffee beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Mycotechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brooks John Kelly, Quinn Kelly, Jim Langan
  • Publication number: 20140065263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of myceliation of agricultural substrates for producing functional foods with health benefits, wherein the method comprises of inoculating an agricultural substrate with one or more species of pure fungal culture comprising Basidiomycota and Ascomycota derived from liquid state fermentation, enabling mycelial growth on the agricultural substrate by controlling growth conditions and harvesting of a myceliated agricultural product after the mycelial growth reaches a desired stage. The present invention further provides a myceliated agricultural product enriched with nutrients, processed into a nutraceutical or functional food for human consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Mycotechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brooks John Kelly, Jonathan Freestone Phillips, Jim Langan
  • Publication number: 20140065131
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aqueous extract of a myceliated agricultural substrate for use as a nutraceutical or food composition for human consumption comprising at least one small molecule compound, wherein mycelia is grown on an agricultural substrate by inoculating the agricultural substrate with a pure strain of a fungal culture selected from the group comprising Basidiomycota and Ascomycota derived from a liquid fermentation, under optimum growth conditions. The present invention further provides methods of formation of an aqueous extract and nutraceutical or food compositions obtained from the extract. The aqueous extract and the nutraceutical compositions obtained from the extract thereof have neuroprotective and neuroregenerative properties amongst many other therapeutic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Mycotechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brooks John Kelly, Jonathan Freestone Phillips, Jim Langan