Patents by Inventor Dennis Jewell

Dennis Jewell 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: 20190037888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for controlling hairball formation in animals, particularly for treating and/or preventing hairball formation, elimination, and/or discharge by companion animals, including cats and dogs, by limitation of dietary minerals. The methods comprise feeding the animals in need of such treatment compositions comprising from 0.60% to 0.74% calcium by dry weight of the composition; from 0.50% to 0.69% phosphorous by dry weight of the composition; and from 0.06% to 0.28% sodium by dry weight of the composition, in an amount and for a time sufficient for treatment and/or prevention of hairball formation in the animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis JEWELL, Luis MONTELONGO
  • Publication number: 20190014796
    Abstract: Described herein are controlled release pet food compositions comprising: a matrix comprising: a fiber component comprising a high solubility fiber source and low solubility fiber source, and a polyphenol source; wherein the matrix is adapted to deliver the polyphenol source to the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract of a mammal after ingestion by the mammal. Methods of making and using these compositions are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew JACKSON, Dennis JEWELL
  • Publication number: 20190008186
    Abstract: Described herein are controlled release pet food compositions comprising: a matrix comprising: a fiber component comprising a high solubility fiber source and low solubility fiber source, and a polyphenol source; wherein the matrix is adapted to deliver the polyphenol source to the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract of a mammal after ingestion by the mammal. Methods of making and using these compositions are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew JACKSON, Dennis JEWELL
  • Patent number: 10130603
    Abstract: Provided are methods and compositions for improving kidney function and for the treatment or prophylaxis of kidney disease in dogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Dennis Jewell
  • Patent number: 10117446
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for controlling hairball formation in animals, particularly for treating and/or preventing hairball formation, elimination, and/or discharge by companion animals, including cats and dogs, by limitation of dietary minerals. The methods comprise feeding the animals in need of such treatment compositions comprising from 0.60% to 0.74% calcium by dry weight of the composition; from 0.50% to 0.69% phosphorous by dry weight of the composition; and from 0.06% to 0.28% sodium by dry weight of the composition, in an amount and for a time sufficient for treatment and/or prevention of hairball formation in the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Dennis Jewell, Luis J. Montelongo
  • Publication number: 20180279648
    Abstract: A food composition for managing non-food allergies in companion animals is disclosed, along with a method of managing non-food allergies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathy GROSS, Jennifer MACLEAY, Dale FRITSCH, Geoff BEDNAR, Kiran PANICKAR, Inke PAETAU_ROBINSON, Dennis JEWELL
  • Patent number: 10071071
    Abstract: A method for influencing behavior in young, adult or aged pet animals which comprises systemically administering a behavior influencing quantity of an omega-3 fatty acid or mixture of omega-3 fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Steven Curtis Zicker, Chadwick E. Dodd, Dennis Jewell, Dale A. Fritsch
  • Publication number: 20180169173
    Abstract: Described herein are pet food compositions comprising a Camellia extract obtained from the tissue of a tea which is greater than about 40% oxidized; and a fiber component, wherein the Camellia extract and the fiber component are present in an amount effective to provide, after about 24 hours post-ingestion, a fecal hydrogen sulfide concentration of less than 450 mg/L, and a colonic lumen pH of less than 5.0. Methods of making and using these pet food compositions are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Jackson, Dennis Jewell
  • Publication number: 20180169133
    Abstract: Described herein are pet food compositions comprising a blood glucose management component comprising soy isoflavone and yeast beta-glucan (?-glucan); along with methods of making and using same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Jackson, Dennis Jewell
  • Patent number: 9884035
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for hydrating cats. Cats fed diets containing certain amounts and ratios of arachidonic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid will be sufficiently hydrated and at reduced risk for development of urinary stones, feline idiopathic cystitis, or FLUTD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Brockman, Dennis Jewell
  • Publication number: 20180000118
    Abstract: The current invention relates to relates to methods of improving commensals in an animal by feeding the animal with a diet including quinoa grain. The quinoa grain is in an amount effective to increase parameters for commensals such as the percentage of lactobacillus in total microbiota, the percentage of bifidobacteria in total microbiota, the percentage of clostridium in total microbiota, and the firmicutes to bacteroidetes ratio. The current invention also relates to pet food compositions that include effective amount of quinoa grain to increase the commensals parameters. In addition, the methods of making such a food compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis JEWELL, Amber FOLLIS, Dayakar BADRI
  • Publication number: 20180000102
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method for reducing immunoreactivity of a food including (a) incubating a food that contains at least one protein with a cross-linking enzyme to form a food that includes at least one cross-linked protein; and (b) fermenting the food including the at least one cross-linked protein with a microorganism to form a modified food including a hydrolysate of the at least one cross-linked protein, wherein (a) is performed before (b) and wherein a level of immunoreactivity of the modified food is less than a level of immunoreactivity of an unmodified food including at least one protein. Modified foods obtained from the present method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew JACKSON, Yanrong LIU, Dennis JEWELL
  • Publication number: 20170339978
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an animal food product for promoting dental efficacy including a hydrolyzed protein including one or more amino groups, and a high amylopectin content starch including one or more reducing sugars; wherein the one or more amino groups in the hydrolyzed protein are covalently bonded to the one or more reducing sugars in the high amylopectin content starch. Methods of preparing the animal food product and using the animal food product to promote dental efficacy, such as teeth-cleaning efficacy in an animal are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Jewell, Matthew JACKSON, Christopher WALDY
  • Publication number: 20170332664
    Abstract: The current invention relates to animal food kibbles having a primarily disc shape and including botanicals such as curcumin. The current invention also relates to methods to reduce oral inflammation in an animal by feeding the animal with the food kibbles. The disc-shaped food kibbles induce a reduction of oral inflammation in the animal compared to control food kibbles having a different shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Jodi VONDRAN, Dennis JEWELL, Kiran PANICKAR, Dale S. SCHERL
  • Publication number: 20170318837
    Abstract: The current invention relates to methods of reducing hyperthyroidism in an animal by feeding the animal with a diet including vitamin K. The vitamin K is in an amount effective to reduce factors such as creatinine, triiodothyronine (T3), and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). The current invention also relates to pet food composition that include effective amount of vitamin K to reduce the circulating levels of creatinine, T3 and TSH. In addition, the methods of making such a food composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis JEWELL, Xiangming GAO
  • Publication number: 20160326484
    Abstract: A method of preparing nutritionally fortified yeast comprising: a) incubating yeast with at least one fermentable substrate under conditions suitable for achieving fermentation; b) isolating the yeast after fermentation; c) combining the isolated yeast with at least one micronutrient selected from vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants to obtain nutritionally fortified yeast; and d) drying the nutritionally fortified yeast. The method allows high levels of micronutrient retention by the yeast such that the nutritionally fortified yeast obtained by the method is a useful vehicle for supplementing foods with micronutrients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicants: HILL'S PET NUTRITION, INC., AB MAURI FOOD INC., D/B/A OHLY AMERICAS
    Inventors: Dennis JEWELL, Hungwei LIN, David GOSHAW
  • Publication number: 20160296486
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for hydrating cats. Cats fed diets containing certain amounts and ratios of arachidonic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid will be sufficiently hydrated and at reduced risk for development of urinary stones, feline idiopathic cystitis, or FLUTD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Brockman, Dennis Jewell
  • Publication number: 20160295883
    Abstract: The invention provides dry pet food diet compositions that include visible micronutrient particles comprising micronutrients, and improved methods for their preparation. The methods provide pet food diet compositions that have improved palatability and retention of micronutrients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Hungwei Lin, Dennis Jewell, Jennifer Macleay
  • Publication number: 20160287543
    Abstract: Provided are methods and compositions for improving kidney function and for the treatment or prophylaxis of kidney disease in dogs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Hill's pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Jewell
  • Publication number: 20160262428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions that enhances the palatability of pet foods designed for companion animals, e.g. dogs and cats, e.g. with renal insufficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: HILL'S PET NUTRITION, INC.
    Inventor: Dennis Jewell