Patents by Inventor John E. Beam

John E. Beam 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: 5458891
    Abstract: Disclosed is chewing gum containing a flavoring component in which the flavorant is releasably adsorbed in a cross-linked elastomeric polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignee: Nabisco, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald P. D'Amelia, Theresa R. Cea, John E. Beam, Roy A. White, Susan C. Agro
  • Patent number: 4738854
    Abstract: Comestible compositions such as chewing gum containing freely dispersed L-aspartic acid sweetening agent derivative, moisture, and optionally, a manufacturing heat history of at least F., are rendered storage stable relative to the retention of recoverable levels of the L-aspartic acid derivative by adding freely dispersed hydrogenated starch hydrolysate thereto, thereby allowing for the effective use of relatively low levels of such L-aspartic acid derivative therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Nabisco Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominick R. Friello, John E. Beam, Wayne J. Puglia, Raymond L. Roy
  • Patent number: 4612195
    Abstract: The sweetness of a chewing gum containing aspartame is stabilized by applying onto the chewing gum surface a suspension of aspartame in a liquid vehicle comprising ethyl alcohol and ethyl acetate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Assignee: Nabisco Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne J. Puglia, Donna M. Rosa, Sigismondo A. DeTora, John E. Beam
  • Patent number: 4327076
    Abstract: An improved compressed soft chewable tablet is provided, which may contain an antacid or other active ingredient, has good flexibility, is breakage resistant and disintegrates immediately upon chewing. The tablet of the invention is formed of particles of antacid and/or other active ingredient which are isolated from other ingredients of the tablet, preferably by admixing particles of active ingredient with particles formed of edible fat or oil absorbed on a fat-absorbing material, such as microcrystalline cellulose and blending such particles with one or more tablet bonders; the tablet also includes additional amounts of tablet bonders, flavors and other conventional tabletting aids to help in making the tablet more palatable. Upon chewing, the tablet is quickly converted to a smooth creamy non-gritty palatable emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1982
    Assignee: Life Savers, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne J. Puglia, Kanit J. Patanasinth, Andrew T. Lombardo, John E. Beam, Donald A. M. Mackay
  • Patent number: 4068004
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for cooling gum base slabs used in the manufacture of chewing gum wherein hot liquid ( F) gum base is deposited in self-releasing polycarbonate trays, and cooled by chilled air forced in contact with the gum base and the plastic tray until the gum base slab is cooled sufficiently for depanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1978
    Assignee: Life Savers, Inc.
    Inventors: Owen Carlin, John E. Beam, Robert Vermesh
  • Patent number: 4065578
    Abstract: A sugarless chewing gum is provided wherein xylitol is employed as bulk filler and sweetener, and a hydrocolloid, such as xanthan gum or various alginates derived from giant kelp, is employed as a binder between the gum base and xylitol and as a humectant to facilitate retention of moisture in the gum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1977
    Assignee: Life Savers, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Reggio, Dominick R. Friello, John E. Beam