Patents by Inventor Luz Rayner

Luz Rayner 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: 10743564
    Abstract: The invention provides pseudo-loaf food compositions comprising meat analog chunks and gravy, the gravy comprising a thickener selected from the group consisting of a gum present in the gravy in an amount from about 0.5 to about 3.0% of the gravy by weight, a starch present in the gravy in an amount from about 2.0 to about 9.0% of the gravy by weight, and combinations thereof. The food composition has a moisture content from about 60% to about 74% of the composition by weight and has a loaf-type structure. In an embodiment, the moisture content of the pseudo-loaf food composition is from about 67% to about 74% of the composition by weight. In addition, the invention provides methods of making pseudo-loaf food compositions and also provides blended food compositions comprising one or more pseudo-loaf compositions and one or more comestible ingredients compatible with the pseudo-loaf food compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODUITS NESTLÉ S.A.
    Inventors: Michael G. Rayner, Jean Luz Rayner, Rachel Miller
  • Publication number: 20200085080
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for evenly coating or glazing dry pet food kibbles for improved palatability without loss of crunchiness of the dry kibbles over an extended time period. The coating compositions comprise water and at least one of a gum or a modified starch. The coating composition can comprise an additional ingredient such as one or more of a flavor, a color, an emulsified or particulate meat, an emulsified or particulate fruit or vegetable, an antioxidant, a vitamin, a mineral, a non-replicating microorganism, a fiber or a prebiotic. In an embodiment, the coating composition can include dextrose and/or glycine. After mixing and retorting, the coating composition can be a viscous paste with a viscosity of 2500 to 4000 centipoises, preferably 3000 to 3500 centipoises, as measured at room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Maquel Deckard, Jean Luz Rayner, Michael G. Rayner, Peggy Haukap
  • Publication number: 20200085089
    Abstract: Methods and compositions maintain the freshness of loaf-type food products in a sauce or gel of suitable viscosity for an extended period. When the loaf-type food products are emptied from a container, the sauce or gel covers the exposed surfaces of the loaf-type food products and does not drip off or dry out. After more than six hours, the loaf-type food products still retain their original color and fresh wet appearance without any crust formation. Accordingly, the methods and composition can solve problems associated with the rapid crusting/drying, color change, off odor, staleness and reduced visual appeal of the loaf-type food products after they have been exposed to air for long time periods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jean Luz Rayner, Mihcael G. Rayner
  • Publication number: 20180220676
    Abstract: The invention provides pseudo-loaf food compositions comprising meat analog chunks and gravy, the gravy comprising a thickener selected from the group consisting of a gum present in the gravy in an amount from about 0.5 to about 3.0% of the gravy by weight, a starch present in the gravy in an amount from about 2.0 to about 9.0% of the gravy by weight, and combinations thereof. The food composition has a moisture content from about 60% to about 74% of the composition by weight and has a loaf-type structure. In an embodiment, the moisture content of the pseudo-loaf food composition is from about 67% to about 74% of the composition by weight. In addition, the invention provides methods of making pseudo-loaf food compositions and also provides blended food compositions comprising one or more pseudo-loaf compositions and one or more comestible ingredients compatible with the pseudo-loaf food compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Michael G. Rayner, Jean Luz Rayner, Rachel Miller
  • Patent number: 9968115
    Abstract: The invention provides pseudo-loaf food compositions comprising meat analog chunks and gravy, the gravy comprising a thickener selected from the group consisting of a gum present in the gravy in an amount from about 0.5 to about 3.0% of the gravy by weight, a starch present in the gravy in an amount from about 2.0 to about 9.0% of the gravy by weight, and combinations thereof. The food composition has a moisture content from about 60% to about 74% of the composition by weight and has a loaf-type structure. In an embodiment, the moisture content of the pseudo-loaf food composition is from about 67% to about 74% of the composition by weight. In addition, the invention provides methods of making pseudo-loaf food compositions and also provides blended food compositions comprising one or more pseudo-loaf compositions and one or more comestible ingredients compatible with the pseudo-loaf food compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: NESTEC SA
    Inventors: Michael G Rayner, Jean Luz Rayner, Rachel Miller
  • Publication number: 20150208689
    Abstract: Meat pet food products that lack wheat gluten and methods for making same are provided. The meat pet food products and methods for making same use (i) canola protein isolate, (ii) a combination of flaxseed meal and canola protein isolate, or (iii) a combination of flaxseed meal and egg white to replace the wheat gluten without negatively affecting the product structure, appearance and palatability. The meat pet food products are preferably emulsified products, such as meat analog chunks. The egg white is preferably spray dried egg white. The canola protein isolate, combination of flaxseed meal and canola protein isolate, or combination of flaxseed meal and egg white can replace the wheat gluten in a 1:1 weight basis or less. The meat pet food product does not contain wheat gluten and preferably does not contain any gluten.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jean Luz Rayner, Michael J. Saylock, Koraljka RADE-KUKIC, Hugo GLORIA-HERNANDEZ, Julien Hugo
  • Publication number: 20150140163
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for evenly coating or glazing dry pet food kibbles for improved palatability without loss of crunchiness of the dry kibbles over an extended time period. The coating compositions comprise water and at least one of a gum or a modified starch. The coating composition can comprise an additional ingredient such as one or more of a flavor, a color, an emulsified or particulate meat, an emulsified or particulate fruit or vegetable, an antioxidant, a vitamin, a mineral, a non-replicating microorganism, a fiber or a prebiotic. In an embodiment, the coating composition can include dextrose and/or glycine. After mixing and retorting, the coating composition can be a viscous paste with a viscosity of 2500 to 4000 centipoises, preferably 3000 to 3500 centipoises, as measured at room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Maquel Deckard, Jean Luz Rayner, Michael G. Rayner, Peggy Haukap
  • Publication number: 20140154390
    Abstract: The invention provides pseudo-loaf food compositions comprising meat analog chunks and gravy, the gravy comprising a thickener selected from the group consisting of a gum present in the gravy in an amount from about 0.5 to about 3.0% of the gravy by weight, a starch present in the gravy in an amount from about 2.0 to about 9.0% of the gravy by weight, and combinations thereof. The food composition has a moisture content from about 60% to about 74% of the composition by weight and has a loaf-type structure. In an embodiment, the moisture content of the pseudo-loaf food composition is from about 67% to about 74% of the composition by weight. In addition, the invention provides methods of making pseudo-loaf food compositions and also provides blended food compositions comprising one or more pseudo-loaf compositions and one or more comestible ingredients compatible with the pseudo-loaf food compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Nestec SA
    Inventors: Michael G. Rayner, Jean Luz Rayner, Rachel Miller
  • Publication number: 20140017384
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions suitable for maintaining the freshness of loaf-type food products in a sauce or gel of suitable viscosity for an extended period. When the loaf-type food products are emptied from a container, the sauce or gel covers the exposed surfaces of the loaf-type food products and does not drip off or dry out. After more than six hours, the loaf-type food products still retain their original color and fresh wet appearance without any crust formation. Accordingly, the invention solves the problems associated with the rapid crusting/drying, color change, off odor, staleness and reduced visual appeal of the loaf-type food products after they have been exposed to air for long time periods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Jean Luz Rayner, Michael G. Rayner
  • Publication number: 20130309372
    Abstract: The invention provides food products and methods for making the food products. The products comprise a container comprising a meat emulsion encasing one or more hydrocolloid dispersions wherein the one or more hydrocolloid dispersions and the meat emulsion have a different appearance and texture. Preferably, the one or more hydrocolloid dispersions are xanthan, carboxy methyl cellulose, konjac, guar, agar agar, gum arabic, locus bear gum, cassia, acacia, alginate, carobe, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Nestec SA
    Inventors: Annie Watelain, David Komarek, Laurent Sisiak, Julie Friscourt, Jean Luz Rayner, Maquel Deckark, Michael G. Rayner
  • Publication number: 20100243503
    Abstract: Improved pet food products containing a combination of real meat, real vegetables, real grain and pasta and container systems regarding same are presented. In an embodiment, the pet food product contains a wet dog food having the appearance of food for human consumption as found in delicatessens. Thus, the pet food product is more appealing to pet owners. The product is contained in unique packaging that provides an attractive appearance and is stackable. The packaging can also be translucent or transparent so that the pet food is visible within one or more portions of the packaging. The container system can be constructed from compounds that will protect the food product from harmful ultraviolet light and make it retortable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Nina Leigh Krueger, Jean Luz Rayner, Harold H. Bennett, Yukihiro Urushidani, Gary W. Etheridge
  • Patent number: 7604829
    Abstract: A pet food product is produced having a colored exterior that simulates the appearance of real meat that has been imparted a marinated or grilled appearance. The product may be manufactured using a vegetarian (meat free) formulation or a formulation combining meat with dry proteinaceous materials. The ingredients are processed to form an emulsion-like mixture, which is rapidly heated in a confined zone to allow the protein to coagulate. An injector/shredder assembly is positioned in the zone to disrupt and shred the coagulated product mass and inject a colorant. The colorant adheres to some of the exterior surfaces of the final product to create a simulated grilled or roasted appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Andreas Schopf, Michael G. Rayner, Luz Rayner
  • Publication number: 20060013939
    Abstract: A pet food product is produced having a coloured exterior that simulates the appearance of real meat that has been a marinated or grilled appearance. The product may be manufactured using a vegetarian (meat free) formulation or a formulation combining meat with dry proteinaceous materials. The ingredients are processed to form an emulsion-like mixture, which is rapidly heated in a confined zone to allow the protein to coagulate. An injector/shredder assembly is positioned in the zone to disrupt and shred the coagulated product mass and inject a colourant. The colourant adheres to some of the exterior surfaces of the final product to create a simulated grilled or roasted appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: Andreas Schopf, Michael Rayner, Luz Rayner
  • Patent number: 6911224
    Abstract: A canned pet food product having a base layer and an upper layer. The base layer is formed of solid food pieces in a gravy which makes up about 20% to about 40% of the base layer. The upper layer, which provides about 20% to about 80% by weight of the pet food product, is a substantially solid foodstuff. The substantially solid foodstuff is capable of supporting the base layer when the pet food product is inverted. The separation between the layers is clear and distinct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Stephen May, Steven E. Dingman, Luz Rayner
  • Patent number: 6692787
    Abstract: Canned pet food products as well as methods of manufacturing or producing same are provided. The pet food comprises a base layer including solid food pieces in a gravy that has a conical recess formed in its upper surface. An upper layer comprising substantially solid foodstuff that can support the base layer when the food product is inverted fills the conical recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Stephen May, Steven E. Dingman, Luz Rayner
  • Patent number: 6582740
    Abstract: A canned pet food product having a base layer and an upper layer. The base layer is formed of solid food pieces in a gravy and has a substantially conical recess formed into its upper surface. The gravy makes up about 20% to about 40% of the base layer. The upper layer is formed of a substantially solid foodstuff and fills the conical recess formed into the base layer. The substantially solid foodstuff provides about 20% to about 80% by weight of the pet food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Stephen May, Steven E. Dingman, Luz Rayner
  • Publication number: 20020090432
    Abstract: Canned pet food products as well as methods of manufacturing or producing same are provided. The pet food comprises a base layer including solid food pieces in a gravy that has a conical recess formed in its upper surface. An upper layer comprising substantially solid foodstuff that can support the base layer when the food product is inverted fills the conical recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventors: Stephen May, Steven E. Dingman, Luz Rayner