Patents by Inventor Laurel Fisher

Laurel Fisher 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: 20180303895
    Abstract: A novel grape seed extract is enriched in procyanidins, has total polyphenols of less than 70%, and has a low degree of polymerization (dp). Other fractions of the extract have minimal polyphenols, fiber, and protein, but contain more than 90% sugars. In some specific examples, the individual extracts are obtained by sequential ultrafiltration of a water extract of the grape seeds. A first ultrafiltration provides a first permeate (Fraction A) enriched in sugars which is useful as a flavorant, and a first retentate. The first retentate is reconstituted and subjected to a second ultrafiltration at a higher molecular weight cutoff to produce a second permeate (Fraction B) that is enriched in low molecular weight polyphenols, and a second retentate (Fraction C) that is enriched in seed fiber. The Fractions are individually suitable for different nutraceutical products, or can be combined with each other in any combination and/or with other nutraceutical agents to enhance vascular and cognitive health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: SHAKLEE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teodoro T. Ianiro, Laurel A. Fisher
  • Patent number: 10034910
    Abstract: A novel grape seed extract is enriched in procyanidins, has total polyphenols of less than 70%, and has a low degree of polymerization (dp). Other fractions of the extract have minimal polyphenols, fiber, and protein, but contain more than 90% sugars. In some specific examples, the individual extracts are obtained by sequential ultrafiltration of a water extract of the grape seeds. A first ultrafiltration provides a first permeate (Fraction A) enriched in sugars which is useful as a flavorant, and a first retentate. The first retentate is reconstituted and subjected to a second ultrafiltration at a higher molecular weight cutoff to produce a second permeate (Fraction B) that is enriched in low molecular weight polyphenols, and a second retentate (Fraction C) that is enriched in seed fiber. The Fractions are individually suitable for different nutraceutical products, or can be combined with each other in any combination and/or with other nutraceutical agents to enhance vascular and cognitive health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SHAKLEE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teodoro T. Ianiro, Laurel A. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20170106037
    Abstract: A novel grape seed extract is enriched in procyanidins, has total polyphenols of less than 70%, and has a low degree of polymerization (dp). Other fractions of the extract have minimal polyphenols, fiber, and protein, but contain more than 90% sugars. In some specific examples, the individual extracts are obtained by sequential ultrafiltration of a water extract of the grape seeds. A first ultrafiltration provides a first permeate (Fraction A) enriched in sugars which is useful as a flavorant, and a first retentate. The first retentate is reconstituted and subjected to a second ultrafiltration at a higher molecular weight cutoff to produce a second permeate (Fraction B) that is enriched in low molecular weight polyphenols, and a second retentate (Fraction C) that is enriched in seed fiber. The Fractions are individually suitable for different nutraceutical products, or can be combined with each other in any combination and/or with other nutraceutical agents to enhance vascular and cognitive health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Shaklee Corporation
    Inventors: Teodoro T. Ianiro, Laurel A. Fisher
  • Patent number: 9421189
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of producing a muscadine pomace extract. The method can include combining a bronze muscadine pomace extract with a purple muscadine pomace extract to produce a muscadine pomace extract, wherein the ratio of bronze muscadine pomace extract to purple muscadine pomace extract ranges from 0.1 to 10 (weight to weight), such as from 0.3 to 3 (weight to weight), and the muscadine pomace extract has a polyphenol content of at least 2%. Also disclosed herein is a muscadine pomace extract for use as an antioxidant, such as for use as an anti-aging supplement. The composition can include a muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) pomace extract having a polyphenol content of at least 2% and other active ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Shaklee Corporation
    Inventors: Teodoro T. Ianiro, Laurel A. Fisher, William J. Mergens
  • Patent number: 9173916
    Abstract: Muscadine grape extracts are disclosed that have antioxidant properties. The extracts are a mixture of extracts from bronze and purple muscadine grapes that unexpectedly increase the solubility of ellagic acid in the mixture. Solvent extracts are obtained in some examples by water extracting the pomaces of the grapes from which the juice has substantially been removed. Further surprising increases in ellagic acid solubility can also be obtained by adding an additional source of anthocyanins to the extract, for example by including in the composition an extract of whole purple muscadine grapes from which substantial amounts of the juice have not been removed. Other additional sources of anthocyanins include blueberries, blackberries and raspberries; the additional source of anthocyanins can be obtained from a fruit processing waste stream to increase the efficiency of the production process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Shaklee Corporation
    Inventors: Teodoro T. Ianiro, Laurel A. Fisher, William J. Mergens
  • Patent number: 9132162
    Abstract: Antioxidant compositions are disclosed that include muscadine pomace extract and resveratrol from a source other than muscadine. In other examples the composition also includes polyphenols from a source other than muscadine. The compositions increase the expression of antioxidant genes and/or genes associated with mitochondrial biogenesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Shaklee Corporation
    Inventors: Laurel A. Fisher, Teodoro T. Ianiro, William J. Mergens, Nasrin Zamanian
  • Patent number: 8911804
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition for use as an antioxidant, such as for use as an anti-aging supplement. The composition can include a muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) pomace extract having a polyphenol content of at least 2% and trans-resveratrol from a source other than muscadine with a minimum purity of at least 5%. In an example, the ratio of muscadine pomace extract polyphenols to trans-resveratrol is in the range of 0.1/1 to 10/1 (weight to weight), thereby providing a composition with antioxidant activity. Also disclosed are methods of producing antioxidant compositions. These methods can include combining a muscadine pomace extract having a polyphenol content of at least 2% and resveratrol from a source other than muscadine with a minimum purity of at least 5% at a ratio in the range of 0.1/1 to 10/1 (weight to weight), thereby providing a composition with antioxidant activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Shaklee Corporation
    Inventors: Laurel A. Fisher, Teodoro T. Ianiro, William J. Mergens, Nasrin Zamanian
  • Publication number: 20140018311
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition for use as an antioxidant, such as for use as an anti-aging supplement. The composition can include a muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) pomace extract having a polyphenol content of at least 2% and trans-resveratrol from a source other than muscadine with a minimum purity of at least 5%. In an example, the ratio of muscadine pomace extract polyphenols to trans-resveratrol is in the range of 0.1/1 to 10/1 (weight to weight), thereby providing a composition with antioxidant activity. Also disclosed are methods of producing antioxidant compositions. These methods can include combining a muscadine pomace extract having a polyphenol content of at least 2% and resveratrol from a source other than muscadine with a minimum purity of at least 5% at a ratio in the range of 0.1/1 to 10/1 (weight to weight), thereby providing a composition with antioxidant activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Shaklee Corporation
    Inventors: Laurel A. Fisher, Teodoro T. Ianiro, William J. Mergens, Nasrin Zamanian
  • Publication number: 20130303603
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of producing a muscadine pomace extract. The method can include combining a bronze muscadine pomace extract with a purple muscadine pomace extract to produce a muscadine pomace extract, wherein the ratio of bronze muscadine pomace extract to purple muscadine pomace extract ranges from 0.1 to 10 (weight to weight), such as from 0.3 to 3 (weight to weight), and the muscadine pomace extract has a polyphenol content of at least 2%. Also disclosed herein is a muscadine pomace extract for use as an antioxidant, such as for use as an anti-aging supplement. The composition can include a muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) pomace extract having a polyphenol content of at least 2% and other active ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Teodoro T. Ianiro, Laurel A. Fisher, William J. Mergens
  • Patent number: 8568804
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition for use as an antioxidant, such as for use as an anti-aging supplement. The composition can include a muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) pomace extract having a polyphenol content of at least 2% and trans-resveratrol from a source other than muscadine with a minimum purity of at least 5%. In an example, the ratio of muscadine pomace extract polyphenols to trans-resveratrol is in the range of 0.1/1 to 10/1 (weight to weight), thereby providing a composition with antioxidant activity. Also disclosed are methods of producing antioxidant compositions. These methods can include combining a muscadine pomace extract having a polyphenol content of at least 2% and resveratrol from a source other than muscadine with a minimum purity of at least 5% at a ratio in the range of 0.1/1 to 10/1 (weight to weight), thereby providing a composition with antioxidant activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Shaklee Corporation
    Inventors: Laurel A. Fisher, Teodoro T. Ianiro, William J. Mergens, Nasrin Zamanian
  • Patent number: 8512771
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of producing a muscadine pomace extract. The method can include combining a bronze muscadine pomace extract with a purple muscadine pomace extract to produce a muscadine pomace extract, wherein the ratio of bronze muscadine pomace extract to purple muscadine pomace extract ranges from 0.1 to 10 (weight to weight), such as from 0.3 to 3 (weight to weight), and the muscadine pomace extract has a polyphenol content of at least 2%. Also disclosed herein is a muscadine pomace extract for use as an antioxidant, such as for use as an anti-aging supplement. The composition can include a muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) pomace extract having a polyphenol content of at least 2% and other active ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Shaklee Corporation
    Inventors: Teodoro T. Ianiro, Laurel A. Fisher, William J. Mergens
  • Publication number: 20110177182
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition for use as an antioxidant, such as for use as an anti-aging supplement. The composition can include a muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) pomace extract having a polyphenol content of at least 2% and trans-resveratrol from a source other than muscadine with a minimum purity of at least 5%. In an example, the ratio of muscadine pomace extract polyphenols to trans-resveratrol is in the range of 0.1/1 to 10/1 (weight to weight), thereby providing a composition with antioxidant activity. Also disclosed are methods of producing antioxidant compositions. These methods can include combining a muscadine pomace extract having a polyphenol content of at least 2% and resveratrol from a source other than muscadine with a minimum purity of at least 5% at a ratio in the range of 0.1/1 to 10/1 (weight to weight), thereby providing a composition with antioxidant activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Teodoro T. Ianiro, Laurel A. Fisher, William J. Mergens
  • Publication number: 20110177183
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of producing a muscadine pomace extract. The method can include combining a bronze muscadine pomace extract with a purple muscadine pomace extract to produce a muscadine pomace extract, wherein the ratio of bronze muscadine pomace extract to purple muscadine pomace extract ranges from 0.1 to 10 (weight to weight), such as from 0.3 to 3 (weight to weight), and the muscadine pomace extract has a polyphenol content of at least 2%. Also disclosed herein is a muscadine pomace extract for use as an antioxidant, such as for use as an anti-aging supplement. The composition can include a muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) pomace extract having a polyphenol content of at least 2% and other active ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Teodoro T. Ianiro, Laurel A Fisher, William J. Mergens
  • Patent number: 7744930
    Abstract: Disclosed are combinations of soy protein, chromium and free leucine in amounts effective to inhibit the loss of lean body mass of a subject under conditions of caloric restriction. The soy protein, chromium and free leucine can be administered in several products, including a powder that is mixable into a liquid beverage (such as a shake), a snack bar, and a nutritional supplement (such as one or more tablets). Some embodiments also include corosolic acid and/or a tea drink that provides an effective dose of taurine. The products may be contained in kits containing the disclosed combinations as well as methods of using the products for weight loss and the inhibition of the loss of lean body mass in a subject during weight loss. The products and methods are also useful in the improvement of lipid profiles (for example reducing total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Shaklee Corporation
    Inventors: Laurel Fisher, Jamie McManus, Kathleen Taylor, Haruna Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20060275506
    Abstract: Disclosed are combinations of soy protein, chromium and free leucine in amounts effective to inhibit the loss of lean body mass of a subject under conditions of caloric restriction. The soy protein, chromium and free leucine can be administered in several products, including a powder that is mixable into a liquid beverage (such as a shake), a snack bar, and a nutritional supplement (such as one or more tablets). Some embodiments also include corosolic acid and/or a tea drink that provides an effective dose of taurine. The products may be contained in kits containing the disclosed combinations as well as methods of using the products for weight loss and the inhibition of the loss of lean body mass in a subject during weight loss. The products and methods are also useful in the improvement of lipid profiles (for example reducing total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Laurel Fisher, Jamie McManus, Kathleen Taylor, Haruna Yamaguchi