Patents by Inventor Douglas L. Greger

Douglas L. Greger 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: 20090068296
    Abstract: This invention relates to products and methods for improving sensory qualities of meat obtained from livestock. In particular, this invention relates to products and methods for reducing off-odors and off-tastes in meat from uncastrated male pigs (boar taint) or from other livestock fed on pasture. According to the invention, this is obtained by administering a product that contains an inducer of the constitutive androstane receptor (CAR). These include plant products derived from Artemisia spp, Citrus spp., Gingko biloba, Tagetes lucida, as well as vitamin E (alpha tocopherol). The CAR-inducer products of the invention may be used to reduce boar taint and thereby eliminate the need for castration of male pigs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Douglas L. Greger