Patents by Inventor Lon D. Lewis

Lon D. Lewis 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: 20150334993
    Abstract: A chew treat for an animal comprising a first major side and an opposite second major side. The first and second major sides of the chew treat are separated by a shelf. The chew treat additionally includes a plurality of walls extending from the shelf on each of the first and second major sides, with the walls defining a plurality of pockets on each of the first and second major sides. The chew treat is designed to improve animal wellness due to its unique features, which are configured to deter gulping, floss and clean teeth, and provide a high surface area to volume ratio so as to aid in solubilizing and digesting the chew treat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Roetheli, Lon D. Lewis
  • Patent number: 6245364
    Abstract: A pet food composition containing a small but sufficient amount of simmondsin component to provide a simmondsin activity within the range of 0.1% by weight of said pet food dry matter mix to about 1.5% by weight of said pet food dry matter mix. Also disclosed as part of the invention is a method of weight reduction of companion pets by adding pet food that contains the above-defined range of simmondsin activity contributed by a simmondsin component, simmondsin analogues or mixtures thereof, such as derived from defatted jojoba seed meal, and thereafter feeding the pet food to a companion pet on a regular and sustained basis until weight reduction occurs and then maintaining the pet's weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: International Flora Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: David R. Jones, Lon D. Lewis
  • Patent number: 6063414
    Abstract: The combination of a substantially gas impermeable container and a dry pet food of high soluble fiber content that has a water activity within the range of 0.5 to 0.8. The result is long lasting, highly nutritious dog food that can be substantially free of added preservatives, antimycotics, and other unnatural chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Seal Rock Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: David R. Jones, Lon D. Lewis
  • Patent number: 6042857
    Abstract: The combination of a substantially gas impermeable container and a dry pet food of high soluble fiber content that has a water activity within the range of 0.5 to 0.8. The result is long lasting, highly nutritious dog food that can be substantially free of added preservatives, antimycotics, and other unnatural chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Seal Rock Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: David R. Jones, Lon D. Lewis
  • Patent number: 5962043
    Abstract: A dog food composition containing a small but sufficient amount of simmondsin component to provide simmondsin within the range of 0.1% by weight of said dog food dry matter mix to about 1.5% by weight of said dog food dry matter mix. Also disclosed as part of the invention is a method of weight reduction of companion pets by adding to pet food the above-defined range of simmondsin, contributed by simmondsin, simmondsin analogues or mixtures thereof, such as derived from defatted jojoba seed meal, and thereafter feeding the pet food to a companion pet on a regular and sustained basis to achieve weight reduction then weight maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Seal Rock Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: David R. Jones, Lon D. Lewis
  • Patent number: 5431927
    Abstract: A pet food product prepared from a fiber containing nutritionally balanced mixture of carbohydrate protein, fat, vitamins and minerals, the product having an expanded striated structural matrix which fractures when chewed by the pet. The product when chewed by the pet exhibits an improved mechanical tooth cleansing function whereby a substantial reduction in plaque, stain and tartar on the pet's teeth is affected. The product is prepared by extruding a plasticized mixture of food ingredients through a discharge passageway, the internal walls of which are maintained at a coefficient of friction no greater than 0.2 so that a condition resembling laminar flow exists in the extrudate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1995
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Michael S. Hand, John J. Hefferren, Brian Marlow, Lon D. Lewis
  • Patent number: RE38155
    Abstract: A dog food composition containing a small but sufficient amount of simmondsin component to provide simmondsin within the range of 0.1% by weight of said dog food dry matter mix to about 1.5% by weight of said dog food dry matter mix. Also disclosed as part of the invention is a method of weight reduction of companion pets by adding to pet food the above-defined range of simmondsin, contributed by simmondsin, simmondsin analogues or mixtures thereof, such as derived from defatted jojoba seed meal, and thereafter feeding the pet food to a companion pet on a regular and sustained basis to achieve weight reduction then weight maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: International Flora Technologies Ltd
    Inventors: James H. Brown, David R. Jones, Lon D. Lewis
  • Patent number: RE38167
    Abstract: A pet food composition containing a small but sufficient amount of simmondsin component to provide a simmondsin activity within the range of 0.1% by weight of said pet food dry matter mix to about 1.5% by weight of said pet food dry matter mix. Also disclosed as part of the invention is a method of weight reduction of companion pets by adding pet food that contains the above-defined range of simmondsin activity contributed by a simmondsin component, simmondsin analogues or mixtures thereof, such as derived from defatted jojoba seed meal, and thereafter feeding the pet food to a companion pet on a regular and sustained basis until weight reduction occurs and then maintaining the pet's weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: International Flora Technologies Ltd
    Inventors: James H. Brown, David R. Jones, Lon D. Lewis