Patents by Inventor Ernst L. STEINBOECK

Ernst L. STEINBOECK 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: 10849348
    Abstract: An oil in water (o/w) micro-emulsion comprising: a. water; b. from about 3% up to about 30% oil; c. from about 0.1% up to about 10% lecithin; d. sucrose monoester as an emulsifier wherein the ratio of the combined amount of a lecithin and sucrose monoester to oil is less than 1; e. propylene glycol wherein the propylene glycol to water ratio by weight is greater than 1; and f. from about 14% up to about 40%, by weight, a sugar selected from the group consisting of fructose, glucose, and sucrose, and combinations thereof; wherein the mean droplet size of the o/w micro-emulsion is about 10 to about 80 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventors: Ling Ma, Valery Normand, Ronald H. Skiff, Ernst L. Steinboeck
  • Publication number: 20180249747
    Abstract: An oil in water (o/w) micro-emulsion comprising: a. water; b. from about 3% up to about 30% oil; c. from about 0.1% up to about 10% lecithin; d. sucrose monoester as an emulsifier wherein the ratio of the combined amount of a lecithin and sucrose monoester to oil is less than 1; e. propylene glycol wherein the propylene glycol to water ratio by weight is greater than 1; and f. from about 14% up to about 40%, by weight, a sugar selected from the group consisting of fructose, glucose, and sucrose, and combinations thereof; wherein the mean droplet size of the o/w micro-emulsion is about 10 to about 80 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Firmenich SA
    Inventors: Ling MA, Valery NORMAND, Ronald H. SKIFF, Ernst L. STEINBOECK
  • Publication number: 20170055555
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid system comprising a first component and a second component the components selected from the group consisting of carbohydrates, sugar alcohols, food grade acids, food grade non-aqueous solvents and food grade salts wherein: a. the second component is different than the first component; b. the system has a melting point lower than each of the components; and c. the liquid system comprises 7% or less water. The systems are useful for protecting an active ingredient in a food system wherein the ingredient is stable at room temperature and retains its sensory properties after being diluted into an aqueous beverage for example to form a flavored aqueous beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Firmenich SA
    Inventors: Ronald H. SKIFF, Ernst L. STEINBOECK, Jean-Francois BASSET