Patents by Inventor Jane V. Leland

Jane V. Leland 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: 9872514
    Abstract: The present invention provides edible compositions comprising a compound of the present invention, food products comprising such edible compositions and methods of preparing such food products. The present invention also provides methods of reducing the amount of NaCl in a food product, methods of reducing the sodium intake in a diet, and methods of reducing bitter taste in a food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Chromocell Corporation
    Inventors: Kambiz Shekdar, Daniel Lavery, Joseph Gunnet, Jessica Langer, Jane V. Leland, David Hayashi, Peter H. Brown, Louise Slade, William P. Jones
  • Patent number: 9706790
    Abstract: The present invention provides edible compositions comprising a compound of the present invention, food products comprising such edible compositions and methods of preparing such food products. The present invention also provides methods of reducing the amount of NaCl in a food product, methods of reducing the sodium intake in a diet, and methods of reducing bitter taste in a food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: CHROMOCELL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francis Xavier Brennan, William P. Jones, Jane V. Leland, David Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20170000178
    Abstract: The present invention provides edible compositions comprising a compound of the present invention, food products comprising such edible compositions and methods of preparing such food products. The present invention also provides methods of reducing the amount of NaCl in a food product, methods of reducing the sodium intake in a diet, and methods of reducing bitter taste in a food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Kambiz Shekdar, Daniel Lavery, Joseph Gunnet, Jessica Langer, Jane V. Leland, David Hayashi, Peter H. Brown, Louise Slade, William P. Jones
  • Publication number: 20160299127
    Abstract: The present invention is based on applicants' discovery, disclosed herein, of agonists for the TAS2R receptors TAS2R1, TAS2R4, TAS2R9, TAS2R13, TAS2R14, TAS2R16, TAS2R44, TAS2R46, and TAS2R60. The assignment of agonists to these receptors makes assays for identifying compounds that modulate bitter taste possible. For example, the present invention provides methods of identifying compounds that inhibit the bitter taste due to these agonists. The present invention also provides methods of identifying compounds that selectively inhibit the bitter taste due to these agonists. The present invention further provides methods of identifying compounds that mimic the bitter taste due these agonists. The present invention also provides methods of identifying compounds that enhance the bitter taste due to these agonists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Kambiz Shekdar, Purvi Manoj Shah, Joseph Gunnet, Jane V. Leland, Peter H. Brown, Louise Slade
  • Patent number: 9408407
    Abstract: The present invention provides edible compositions comprising a compound of the present invention, food products comprising such edible compositions and methods of preparing such food products. The present invention also provides methods of reducing the amount of NaCl in a food product, methods of reducing the sodium intake in a diet, and methods of reducing bitter taste in a food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignees: CHROMOCELL CORPORATION, KRAFT FOODS GROUP BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Kambiz Shekdar, Daniel Lavery, Joseph Gunnet, Jessica Langer, Jane V. Leland, David Hayashi, Peter H. Brown, Louise Slade, William P. Jones
  • Patent number: 9347934
    Abstract: The present invention is based on applicants' discovery, disclosed herein, of agonists for the TAS2R receptors TAS2R1, TAS2R4, TAS2R9, TAS2R13, TAS2R14, TAS2R16, TAS2R44, TAS2R46, and TAS2R60. The assignment of agonists to these receptors makes assays for identifying compounds that modulate bitter taste possible. For example, the present invention provides methods of identifying compounds that inhibit the bitter taste due to these agonists. The present invention also provides methods of identifying compounds that selectively inhibit the bitter taste due to these agonists. The present invention further provides methods of identifying compounds that mimic the bitter taste due these agonists. The present invention also provides methods of identifying compounds that enhance the bitter taste due to these agonists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignees: Chromocell Corporation, Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Kambiz Shekdar, Purvi Manoj Shah, Joseph Gunnet, Jane V. Leland, Peter H. Brown, Louise Slade
  • Publication number: 20150237900
    Abstract: The present invention provides edible compositions comprising a compound of the present invention, food products comprising such edible compositions and methods of preparing such food products. The present invention also provides methods of reducing the amount of NaCl in a food product, methods of reducing the sodium intake in a diet, and methods of reducing bitter taste in a food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Kambiz Shekdar, Daniel Lavery, Joseph Gunnet, Jessica Langer, Jane V. Leland, David Hayashi, Peter H. Brown, Louise Slade, William P. Jones
  • Publication number: 20140377381
    Abstract: The present invention provides edible compositions comprising a compound of the present invention, food products comprising such edible compositions and methods of preparing such food products. The present invention also provides methods of reducing the amount of NaCl in a food product, methods of reducing the sodium intake in a diet, and methods of reducing bitter taste in a food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicants: KRAFT FOODS GROUP BRANDS LLC, CHROMOCELL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francis Xavier Brennan, William P. Jones, Jane V. Leland, David Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8865779
    Abstract: The present invention provides edible compositions comprising a compound of the present invention, food products comprising such edible compositions and methods of preparing such food products. The present invention also provides methods of reducing the amount of NaCl in a food product, methods of reducing the sodium intake in a diet, and methods of reducing bitter taste in a food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: Chromocell Corporation, Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Kambiz Shekdar, Daniel Lavery, Joseph Gunnet, Jessica Langer, Jane V. Leland, David Hayashi, Peter H. Brown, Louise Slade, William P. Jones
  • Publication number: 20140248639
    Abstract: The present invention is based on applicants' discovery, disclosed herein, of agonists for the TAS2R receptors TAS2R1, TAS2R4, TAS2R9, TAS2R13, TAS2R14, TAS2R16, TAS2R44, TAS2R46, and TAS2R60. The assignment of agonists to these receptors makes assays for identifying compounds that modulate bitter taste possible. For example, the present invention provides methods of identifying compounds that inhibit the bitter taste due to these agonists. The present invention also provides methods of identifying compounds that selectively inhibit the bitter taste due to these agonists. The present invention further provides methods of identifying compounds that mimic the bitter taste due these agonists. The present invention also provides methods of identifying compounds that enhance the bitter taste due to these agonists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicants: KRAFT FOODS GROUP BRANDS LLC, CHROMOCELL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kambiz Shekdar, Purvi Manoj Shah, Joseph Gunnet, Jane V. Leland, Peter H. Brown, Louise Slade
  • Publication number: 20130101684
    Abstract: The present invention provides edible compositions comprising a compound of the present invention, food products comprising such edible compositions and methods of preparing such food products. The present invention also provides methods of reducing the amount of NaCl in a food product, methods of reducing the sodium intake in a diet, and methods of reducing bitter taste in a food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Chromocell Corporation
    Inventors: Jane V. Leland, Louise Slade, David Hayashi, William P. Jones, Peter H. Brown, Joseph Gunnet, Daniel Lavery, Jessica Langer, Kambiz Shekdar
  • Publication number: 20130096209
    Abstract: The present invention provides edible compositions comprising a compound of the present invention, food products comprising such edible compositions and methods of preparing such food products. The present invention also provides methods of reducing the amount of NaCl in a food product, methods of reducing the sodium intake in a diet, and methods of reducing bitter taste in a food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicants: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC, Chromocell Corporation
    Inventors: David Hayashi, William P. Jones, Jane V. Leland, Peter H. Brown, Joseph Gunnet, Daniel Lavery, Louise Slade, Kambiz Shekdar, Jessica Langer
  • Patent number: 5479815
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for efficiently measuring and analyzing volatile and relatively non-volatile flavor components released during oral processing of food or other products. The subject exhales a breath sample into one or more temperature-controlled collection chambers, preferably at predetermined time intervals during the oral processing of the product. Each breath sample is then purged from its collection chamber with a non-reactive gas flow into an adsorbent, absorbent or other trap containing an interface that separates and collects the volatile and relatively non-volatile components from the breath sample. The trap is then transferred to a thermal desorber to release the volatile and relatively non-volatile flavor components from the interface surface into a measuring and analysis apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: Kraft Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. White, William R. Croasmun, Jane V. Leland