Patents by Inventor Eric Gugger

Eric Gugger 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: 20060216394
    Abstract: Methods for the reduction of serum cholesterol levels in a mammal involve the consumption of a grain product having an enhanced soluble fiber content due to hydrolysis of insoluble dietary fibers in the grain product. Desirable approaches for the hydrolysis of grain products are described that result in an increase in the soluble fiber content. Some approaches for grain fiber hydrolysis result in a product with low levels of lysinoalanine. The grain products generally have high fiber grain brans, such as wheat bran. The grains products can be consumed as breakfast cereals. Similarly, flours including the hydrolyzed grain products can be incorporated into baked goods and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventors: Joshua Reid, Alison Eldridge, Eric Gugger, Douglas Novak, Daniel Lewandowski
  • Publication number: 20050233007
    Abstract: Nutritional approaches for the control of inflammation can involve the administration of therapeutic amounts of calcium. The administration of appropriate amounts of calcium to an individual results in a reduction in inflammatory processes and markers associated with the inflammatory processes. The therapeutic amount of calcium can be selected to change a level of inflammation in the individual. The approach for reducing inflammation can comprise a step of measuring the C-reactive protein marker level and administering calcium in amounts selected to induce a change in the C-reactive protein level. The calcium can be incorporated into a product with corresponding instructions to induce a desired inflammation reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: Eric Gugger, Carolyn Good, Ellen Silva
  • Patent number: 6900240
    Abstract: A composition is prepared by extracting and isolating phytochemical fractions from plant matter for treatment of cancer and especially for breast, prostate, skin, colon, urinary and bladder cancer. The composition is enriched preferably with two or more different phytochemical fractions, namely, isoflavones, lignans, saponins and saponogenins, catechins, and phenolic acids. The two selected fractions are different from each other and are combined specifically to form a composition to treat cancer. Soy is the preferred source of these phytochemicals; however, other plants may also be used, such as wheat, psyllium, rice, oats, red clover, kudzu, alfalfa, flax, and cocoa. The composition may be delivered in an easy to use or consume form, such as creams, pills, tablets, capsules, dry powder, health bars, food ingredients and supplements, tablets, soft gels, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Mark Empie, Eric Gugger
  • Patent number: 6565912
    Abstract: The temperature sensitive differential of solubilities of various isoflavone fractions is used to initially separate the fractions, preferably by heating an aqueous soy molasses or soy whey feed stream. The temperature of the feed stream is selected according to the temperature at which a desired isoflavone fraction or fractions become soluble. Then, the heated feed stream is passed through an ultrafiltration membrane in order to concentrate the isoflavones. The feed stream is put through a resin adsorption process. The isoflavone fractions are treated with either reverse osmosis or ultrafiltration (or both) to complete a solvent removal and to achieve a higher isoflavone concentration in the end product. Then, the feed stream is dried, preferably by spray drying, to produce dry particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland
    Inventors: Eric Gugger, Richard Grabiel
  • Publication number: 20030064938
    Abstract: A composition is prepared by extracting phytochemicals from plant matter. This composition is enriched preferably in isoflavones, lignans, saponins, catechins and phenolic acids. Soy is the preferred source of these chemicals: however, other plants may also be used, such as red clover, kudzu, flax, and cocoa. The composition is a dietary supplement for treatment of various cancers, pre- and post-menstrual syndromes, and various other disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Mark Empie, Eric Gugger
  • Patent number: 6518319
    Abstract: A composition is prepared by extracting phytochemicals from plant matter. This composition is enriched preferably in isoflavones, lignans, saponins, catechins and phenolic acids. Soy is the preferred source of these chemicals; however, other plants may also be used, such as red clover, kudzu, flax, and cocoa. The composition is a dietary supplement for treatment of various cancers, pre- and post-menstrual syndromes, and various other disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Mark Empie, Eric Gugger
  • Patent number: 6509381
    Abstract: A composition is prepared by extracting and isolating phytochemical fractions from plant matter for treatment for neurological conditions and especially for migraine headaches, inflammations, dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease. The composition is enriched, preferably with two or more different fractions, namely: isoflavones, lignans, saponins and saponogenins, catechins, and phenolic acids. The two selected fractions are different from each other and are combined specifically to form a composition to treat a neurological condition. Soy is the preferred source of these phytochemicals; however, other plants may also be used, such as wheat, psyllium, rice, oats, red clover, kudzu, alfalfa, flax, and cocoa. The composition may be delivered in an easy to use or consume form, such as cream, pills, tablets, capsules, pellets, dry powder, health bars, food ingredients and supplements, soft gels, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Mark Empie, Eric Gugger
  • Publication number: 20030003168
    Abstract: A composition is prepared by extracting phytochemicals from plant matter. This composition is enriched preferably in isoflavones, lignans, saponins, catechins and phenolic acids. Soy is the preferred source of these chemicals: however, other plants may also be used, such as red clover, kudzu, flax, and cocoa. The composition is a dietary supplement for treatment of various cancers, pre- and post-menstrual syndromes, and various other disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventors: Mark Empie, Eric Gugger
  • Publication number: 20020187211
    Abstract: A composition is prepared by extracting phytochemicals from plant matter. This composition is enriched preferably in isoflavones, lignans. saponins. catechins and phenolic acids. Soy is the preferred source of these chemicals: however other plants may also be used, such as red clover, kudzu, flax, and cocoa. The composition is a dietary supplement for treatment of various cancers, pre- and post-menstrual syndromes, and various other disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventors: Mark Empie, Eric Gugger
  • Publication number: 20020168433
    Abstract: A composition is prepared by extracting phytochemicals from plant matter. This composition is enriched preferably in isoflavones, lignans, saponins, catechins and phenolic acids. Soy is the preferred source of these chemicals: however, other plants may also be used, such as red clover, kudzu, flax, and cocoa. The composition is a dietary supplement for treatment of various cancers, pre- and post-menstrual syndromes, and various other disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventors: Mark Empie, Eric Gugger
  • Patent number: 6399072
    Abstract: A composition is prepared by extracting phytochemicals from plant matter for treatment of alcohol dependency. This composition is enriched preferably with two or more fractions of plant matter, namely: isoflavones, lignans, saponins, sapogenins, catechins and phenolic acids. Soy is the preferred source of these chemicals; however, other plants may also be used, such as wheat, psyllium, rice, oats, red clover, kudzu, alfalfa, flax, and cocoa. The composition is a dietary supplement for treatment of alcoholism. The isoflavone may be any in a group including malonyl, acetyl, glucoside, and aglycone. The composition is in a concentrated form to be delivered in an easy to consume dosage, such as a pill, tablet, liquid, capsule, or a food supplement including a health bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Mark Empie, Eric Gugger
  • Patent number: 6395279
    Abstract: A composition is prepared by extracting phytochemicals from plant matter and is administered to provide treatment for cancer and especially for breast, prostate, skin, colon, urinary and bladder cancer. This composition is enriched preferably with two or more fractions of phytochemicals refined from plant matter, namely: isoflavones, lignans, saponins, sapogenins, catechins and phenolic acids. The isoflavones are selected from a group including malonyl, acetyl, glucoside, and aglycone. Soy is the preferred source of these chemicals; however, other plants may also be used, such as wheat, psyllium, rice, oats, red clover, kudzu, alfalfa, flax, and cocoa. The composition is a dietary supplement for treatment of various cancers and other syndromes and disorders. In particular, the dietary supplement is in a concentrated, easy to use or consume form, such as creams, pills, tablets, capsules, pellets, dry powder, health bars, food ingredients and supplements, tablets, soft gels, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Mark Empie, Eric Gugger
  • Patent number: 6391310
    Abstract: A composition is prepared by extracting phytochemicals from plant matter and is administered to provide treatment for mental conditions and nerve problems, especially neurological symptoms, immunological symptoms, migraine headaches, inflammations and dementia. This composition is enriched preferably with two or more fractions of plant matter, namely: isoflavones, lignans, saponins, sapogenins, catechins and phenolic acids. The isoflavones are taken from a group including malonyl, acetyl, glucoside and aglycone. Soy is the preferred source of these chemicals; however, other plants may also be used, such as wheat, psyllium, rice, oats, red clover, kudzu, alfalfa, flax, and cocoa. The composition is a dietary supplement for treatment of various syndromes and disorders presented in a concentrated, easily delivered and consumed dosage, such as a health bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Mark Empie, Eric Gugger
  • Patent number: 6391309
    Abstract: A composition is prepared by extracting phytochemicals from plant matter to form a dietary supplement for treatment of female symptoms. This composition is enriched preferably with two or more fractions of plant matter, namely: isoflavones, lignans, saponins, sapogenins, catechins and phenolic acids. Soy is the preferred source of these chemicals; however, other plants may also be used, such as wheat, psyllium, rice, oats, red clover, kudzu, alfalfa, flax, and cocoa. The isoflavone may be any in a group including malonyl, acetyl, glucoside, and aglycone. The composition is in a concentrated form to be delivered in an easy to consume dosage, such as a pill, tablet, liquid, capsule, or a food supplement including health bars. Most commonly, these female symptoms are hot flashes, osteoporosis, sleep disorders, menopausal symptoms, vaginal dryness, premenstrual syndrome, or other problems relating to a reduction of sex hormones and to menstruation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Archer Daniesl Midland Company
    Inventors: Mark Empie, Eric Gugger
  • Patent number: 6391308
    Abstract: A composition is prepared by extracting phytochemicals from plant matter and is administered to provide treatment for cardiovascular medical conditions, such as: excessive bloodstream cholesterol, the risk of heart disease, abnormal blood lipid profiles, and abnormal vascular effects. This composition is enriched preferably with two or more fractions of plant matter, namely: isoflavones, lignans, saponins, sapogenins, catechins and phenolic acids. The isoflavones are selected from a group including malonyl, acetyl, glucoside and aglycone. Soy is the preferred source of these chemicals; however, other plants may also be used, such as wheat, psyllium, rice, oats, red clover, kudzu, alfalfa, flax, and cocoa. The composition is a dietary supplement in a concentrated form, preferably in an easy to consume form, for treatment of various cardiovascular conditions and various other related disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Mark Empie, Eric Gugger
  • Patent number: 6261565
    Abstract: The invention provides for a refinement of phytochemicals in order to tailor the refined end product to particular human dietary needs. More particularly, a composition is prepared by extracting phytochemicals from plant matter. This composition is enriched preferably in two or more isoflavones, lignans, saponins, catechins and phenolic acids. Soy is the preferred source of these chemicals; however, other plants may also be used, such as red clover, kudzu, flax, and cocoa. The composition is a dietary supplement for treatment of various cancers, pre-and-post-menstrual syndromes, and various other disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Mark Empie, Eric Gugger
  • Patent number: 6171638
    Abstract: The temperature sensitive differential of the solubilities of various isoflavone fractions is used to initially separate the fractions by heating an aqueous soy molasses or soy whey feed stream. The temperature of the feed stream is selected according to the temperature at which a desired isoflavone fraction or fractions become soluble. Then, the heated feed stream is passed through an ultrafiltration membrane or reverse osmosis in order to concentrate the solids. The resulting permeate is put through a resin adsorption process carried out in at least one liquid chromatography column to further separate the desired isoflavone fractions. Various processes are described for drying and crystallizing the isoflavone fractions to a powder. A solvent is then added to the isoflavone fraction to dissolve impurities and rehydrate the dry powder. Usually, the rehydrated isoflavone is used as an ingredient in a food ingredient or food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Eric Gugger, Richard Grabiel
  • Patent number: 6033714
    Abstract: The temperature sensitive differential of the solubilities of various isoflavone fractions is used to initially separate the fractions by heating an aqueous soy molasses or soy whey feed stream. The temperature of the feed stream is selected according to the temperature at which a desired isoflavone fraction or fractions become soluble. Then, the heated feed stream is passed through an ultrafiltration membrane having a cutoff which further selects desired isoflavone molecules by size. In some examples, the permeate is subjected to reverse osmosis in order to concentrate the solids. The resulting permeate is put through a resin adsorption process carried out in at least one liquid chromatography column to further separate the desired isoflavone fractions. A plurality of such columns may be used to provide a continuous process. Various processes are described for drying and crystallizing the isoflavone fractions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Eric Gugger, Richard D. Grabiel