Patents by Inventor Eberhard Dick

Eberhard Dick 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: 20200038335
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gelatin product comprising a core component, wherein the core component is encased partially or fully by a gelatin gel. The gelatin gel is produced from a homogeneous casting compound containing the following constituents dissolved in water: 3 to 20 wt % of gelatin having a mean molecular weight, determined by gel chromatography, of at least 130 kDa, wherein the proportion of the molecular weight fraction above 100 kDa is at least 35 wt %; up to 60 wt % of glucose syrup with a viscosity of less than 1000 mPa·s, measured with a dry matter content of 80 wt % and at a temperature of 60° C.; and up to 60 wt % of sucrose, wherein the casting compound comprises a dry matter content of at least 70 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Eberhard DICK, Sarah ENGELHARDT, Johanna SCHMIDGALL, Holger BRACK, Andre WEINS
  • Publication number: 20180289032
    Abstract: A casting compound for the production of gelatin products comprises a homogenous aqueous solution having: 4% to 16% by weight of gelatin having a molecular weight determined by gel chromatography of at least 130 kDa, where the proportion of the gelatin having a molecular weight exceeding 130 kDa is at least 35% by weight, 6% to 76% by weight of one or more sugar alcohols; 0% to 50% by weight of glucose syrup having a viscosity of less than 800 mPas, measured at a dry matter content of 80% by weight and a temperature of 50° C.; and 0% to 50% by weight of sucrose, where the glucose syrup and the sugar alcohol(s) together make up 25% to 76% by weight of the aqueous solution, and where the aqueous solution has a dry matter content of at least 78% by weight and/or a water activity (aw value) of less than 0.75.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Eberhard DICK, Sonja GÖTTLING, Anna LEITHEIM, Alexander RAAB, Holger BRACK
  • Publication number: 20170086475
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition in the form of compacted particles, comprising at least 5 wt %, preferably at least 10 wt %, more preferably at least 15 wt %, of gelatin and/or collagen hydrolysate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Eberhard DICK, Sonja GÖTTLING, Sigrid WIRTH, Jens BEISEL
  • Patent number: 9131713
    Abstract: In order to provide a product that is suitable as fat substitute in foods, which can be produced simply and inexpensively and is deemed safe from the nutritional physiology viewpoint and with which the typical texture of fat-containing foods can be simulated as favorably as possible, particles of collagen material are proposed which are substantially insoluble and swellable in water, wherein in swollen state the particles have an average diameter of less than approximately 150 ?m. A process for the production of this product is additionally proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: GELITA AG
    Inventors: Eberhard Dick, Simone Walter
  • Publication number: 20140287123
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sugar confectionary product on the basis of a gelatin gel, comprising approximately 1% to approximately 15% by weight of gelatin, and approximately 20% to approximately 85% by weight of at least one sugar and/or sugar substitute. In order to increase the melting point of the gelatin gel, it is proposed that the sugar confectionary product contains one or more polyphenols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: GELITA AG
    Inventors: Eberhard DICK, Simone WALTER
  • Publication number: 20110135699
    Abstract: In order to provide a product that is suitable as fat substitute in foods, which can be produced simply and inexpensively and is deemed safe from the nutritional physiology viewpoint and with which the typical texture of fat-containing foods can be simulated as favourably as possible, particles of collagen material are proposed which are substantially insoluble and swellable in water, wherein in swollen state the particles have an average diameter of less than approximately 150 ?m. A process for the production of this product is additionally proposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: GELITA AG
    Inventors: Eberhard Dick, Simone Walter
  • Publication number: 20090285963
    Abstract: In order to provide a novel free-flowing gelatin composition, in particular for use as food precursor, which gelatin composition retains its flowability, in particular even at temperatures below 30° C., it is proposed that the free-flowing gelatin composition comprises an aqueous liquid, gelatin gel particles dispersed therein and/or dissolved gelatin hydrolysate and one or more sugar components, wherein the sum of the contents of gelatin, gelatin hydrolysate and sugar components(s) is selected such that the water activity (aw value) of the composition is less than or equal to 0.97.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: GELITA AG
    Inventors: Eberhard Dick, Simone Walter
  • Patent number: 5316717
    Abstract: A process for making gelatine films, in particular sheet gelatine, from powdered gelatine includes the following steps: The powdered gelatine with the addition of water is plasticized by the application of shearing forces at an elevated pressure and an elevated temperature, the plasticized mass is pressed in the form of a film through a slotted die, the film is drawn off the slotted die under tension and the taut film is dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Deutsche Gelatine-Fabriken Stoess AG
    Inventors: Peter Koepff, Klaus Braumer, Helmuth Stahl, Eberhard Dick