Patents by Inventor Keith A. Garleb

Keith A. Garleb 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: 20020193344
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a method of blunting the postprandial glycemic response to a meal by feeding an acid controlled induced viscosity fiber system. The first component of the induced viscosity fiber system is anionic soluble fiber. The second component of the induced viscosity fiber system is water-insoluble, acid-soluble multivalent cations. The fiber system will typically be incorporated into a meal replacement nutritional.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Bryan W. Wolf, Bruce B. Blidner, Keith A. Garleb, Chron-Si Lai
  • Patent number: 6248375
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to solid matrix nutritionals designed for the person with diabetes. The carbohydrate system of this invention utilizes a source of fructose in combination with at least one nonabsorbent carbohydrate to achieve the same effect of prior art complex multi-component carbohydrate systems. This carbohydrate system has the added benefits of tasting good and can be incorporated into solid matrix nutritionals. The solid matrix nutritionals may also include a source of dietary fiber and a source of indigestible oligosaccharides. The solid matrix nutritionals may be administered to a diabetic in the form of cereal, bread, cookies, muffins, bagels, biscuits, crackers and bars. Particularly, the present invention is directed to a nutritional bar designed for the person with diabetes which incorporates the carbohydrate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Stephanie M. Gilles, Bryan W. Wolf, Bradley A. Zinker, Keith A. Garleb, Joseph E. Walton, Sue E. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 5545414
    Abstract: A nutritional product having a solid matrix containing protein, fat and carbohydrate has disposed therein particles of dietary fiber encapsulated in zein. The preferred dietary fiber is guar. Such a nutritional product may be used for reducing the serum cholesterol in a mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Stephen R. Behr, Jeffrey K. Seeds, Catherine S. Lamb, Keith A. Garleb, Joseph E. Walton
  • Patent number: 5444054
    Abstract: A method of improving the nutritional status and reversing the characteristic diarrhea and inflammatory condition in a mammalian creature having ulcerative colitis or inflammation of the colon which contains in combination (a) an oil blend which contains eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5n3) and/or docosahexaenoic acid (22:6n3), and (b) a source of indigestible carbohydrate which is metabolized to short chain fatty acids by microorganisms present in the human colon. Preferably the nutritional product also contains one or more nutrients which act as antioxidants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Assignee: Abbott Labatories
    Inventors: Keith A. Garleb, Stephen J. Demichele
  • Patent number: 5308832
    Abstract: An enteral nutritional product for a person having a neurological injury is very low in carbohydrate, but high in fat. The fat is supplied by a lipid blend having a ratio of n-6 to n-3 fatty acids in the range of 1 to 6. Preferably the nutritional product contains nutrients having antioxidant properties, for example beta-carotene, vitamin E, vitamin C, taurine, molybdenum and selenium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Keith A. Garleb, Stephen J. DeMichele, Linda S. Rausch, Martha K. Fuller, Stephen R. Behr
  • Patent number: 5104676
    Abstract: A weight control product is preferably in the form of agglomerated particles and is reconstitutable in water. The product contains low lactose milk and a dietary fiber system which is a particular blend of soluble, insoluble, fermentable and non-fermentable fibers. The components of the dietary fiber system are oat hull fiber, gum arabic and sodium carboxymethylcellulose. About 27% of the calories provided by the product are contributed by protein, about 50% of the calories are contributed by carbohydrates, and about 23% are contributed by fats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Mohamed I. Mahmoud, Lisa D. Craig, Keith A. Garleb, Robert L. Joseph
  • Patent number: 5104677
    Abstract: A liquid nutritional product comprising a fat source and a dietary fiber system. The dietary fiber system as a whole comprises by weight: (a) 5% to 50% dietary fiber which is both soluble and fermentable, 5% to 20% dietary fiber which is both soluble and non-fermentable, and 45% to 80% dietary fiber which is both insoluble and non-fermentable. Less than 10% of the total calories in the product comprise saturated fatty acids, no more than 10% of the total calories in the product comprises polyunsaturated fatty acids, and the ratio of the n-6 to n-3 fatty acids in the product being in the range of 2 to 10. Preferably the dietary fiber which is both soluble and fermentable is gum arabic; the fiber which is both soluble and non-fermentable is sodium carboxymethylcellulose, and the fiber which is both insoluble and non-fermentable is oat hull fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Stephen R. Behr, Lisa D. Craig, Keith A. Garleb, Cynthia S. Neal, James N. Chmura, Paul S. Anloague, Mary B. Cunningham, David C. Sertl
  • Patent number: 5085883
    Abstract: Taken as a whole a blend of dietary fiber contains, by weight: 5% to 50% of a dietary fiber which is both soluble and fermentable; 5% to 20% of a dietary fiber which is both soluble and non-fermentable; and 45% to 80% of a dietary fiber which is both insoluble and non-fermentable. Preferably, the dietary fiber which is both soluble and fermentable is gum arabic; the dietary fiber which is both soluble and non-fermentable is sodium carboxymethylcellulose; and the dietary fiber which is both insoluble and non-fermentable is oat hull fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Keith A. Garleb, James N. Chmura, Paul S. Anloague, Mary B. Cunningham, David C. Sertl