Patents by Inventor Jay-lin Jane

Jay-lin Jane 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: 20110256261
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel resistant starches, methods to make the resistant starches, and methods to use the resistant starches. These resistant starches may be used as an ingredient in a variety of foods to impart health benefits, such as: decreasing plasma insulin response; decreasing plasma glucose response; increasing colonic fermentation; decreasing the risk of colon cancer; increasing digestive health; decreasing colonic pH. The methods for making the novel modified resistant starches dramatically decrease the cost of producing them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Jay-lin Jane, Jovin Hasjim, Diane Birt, Yinsheng Zhao
  • Patent number: 7009092
    Abstract: Cornstarch characteristics can be changed by expressing a non-corn plant starch branching enzyme in a corn plant. In a preferred embodiment, transgenic corn plants containing the barley starch branching enzyme IIa transgene was generated. Some transgenic corn plants produced seeds containing cornstarch with lowered gelatinization temperature and retrogradation rate while others produced seeds containing cornstarch with higher retrogradation rate when compared to non-transgenic corn plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jay-lin Jane, Beiquan Mou, Christer Jansson, Chuanxin Sun
  • Patent number: 6806353
    Abstract: A biodegradable plant protein composite is described. The composite includes a plant protein, which is preferably soy protein, and a polylactide. The composite also preferably includes a compatibilizer, a cross-linking agent, and a plasticizer. The composites of this invention offer the advantages of being water resistant and biodegradable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinwen Zhang, Perminus Mungara, Jay-Lin Jane
  • Patent number: 6632925
    Abstract: The present invention includes biodegradable plant protein composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinwen Zhang, Perminus Mungara, Jay-Lin Jane
  • Publication number: 20030078323
    Abstract: A biodegradable plant protein composite is described. The composite includes a plant protein, which is preferably soy protein, and a polylactide. The composite also preferably includes a compatibilizer, a cross-linking agent, and a plasticizer. The composites of this invention offer the advantages of being water resistant and biodegradable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Jinwen Zhang, Perminus Mungara, Jay-Lin Jane
  • Patent number: 5710190
    Abstract: The invention provides a biodegradable thermoplastic composition made of soy protein, a plasticizing agent, a foaming agent, and water, that can be molded into biodegradable articles that have a foamed structure and are water-resistant with a high level of physical strength and/or thermal insulating properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay-lin Jane, Su She Zhang
  • Patent number: 5523293
    Abstract: The invention provides biodegradable, thermoplastic compositions made of the reaction product of soybean protein and a carbohydrate filler, a reducing agent, a plasticizer, water, and optional additives as desired. The composition has a high degree of flowability for processing by extrusion and injection molding into solid articles that are biodegradable with a high degree of tensile strength and water resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay-Lin Jane, Shuhuan Wang
  • Patent number: 5397834
    Abstract: The invention provides biodegradable, thermoplastic compositions made of the reaction product of a starch aldehyde with protein. The resulting products formed with the present compositions possess a smooth, shiny texture, and a high level of tensile strength, elongation, and water resistance compared to articles made from native starch and protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay-lin Jane, Kris E. Spence
  • Patent number: 5320669
    Abstract: The present invention provides a biodegradable thermoplastic composition made of a cereal grain that is treated with an organic solvent, and optionally a cross-linking agent such as an aldehyde, an acid anhydride or an epoxide, to link together the starch and protein of the cereal grain. The compositions may be used to make extruded or molded articles that are biodegradable, water-resistant, and have a high level of physical strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Seung-Taik Lim, Jay-lin Jane
  • Patent number: 5115000
    Abstract: A composition is disclosed for a biodegradable, blendable plastic having improved tensile strength. It consists of starch, oxidized polyethylene, and polyethylene. The starch is included in an amount up to 50% by weight, the oxidized polyethylene up to 15% by weight, and the remaining amount is polyethylene. It is preferred that high molecular weight oxidized polyethylene be used and in the method of producing the composition, it is preferred that the blending of the components occur at a temperature range of 110.degree. C. to 200.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay-Lin Jane, Alan W. Schwabacher, Sam N. Ramrattan, Jeffrey A. Moore
  • Patent number: 5059642
    Abstract: A plastic and method of producing the same is disclosed where octenyl succinate starch metal ion complexes is combined with a plastic having hydrophobic tendencies. Preferred conditions of mixing are 165.degree. C. to 185.degree. C. temperature, with mixing occurring at 40 rpm to 60 rpm for 30 to 50 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay-Lin Jane, Robert J. Gelina, Zivko Nikolov, Roque L. Evangelista
  • Patent number: 5057157
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of granular cold water swelling/soluble starches by alcoholic-alkali treatments is disclosed which comprises contacting a quantity of starch granules with respective quantities of an alcohol and a strong base to swell the granules and convert the starch to form having increased cold water solubility. The process can be used on waxy, high amylose, tuber, and normal starches. The resulting cold water swelling/soluble starch preferably exhibits about 50% to 94% solubility in cold water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Kansas State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jay-lin Jane, Paul A. Seib