Patents by Inventor Marina NADAL

Marina NADAL 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: 20220232854
    Abstract: Provided is a method to prepare a protein food product based on solid state fermentation, which includes the steps of preparing a sterilized substrate comprising a grain such as rice or quinoa and a plant protein concentrate or isolate such as pea protein, inoculating the sterilized substrate with a filamentous fungal culture such as Morchella esculenta culture, and culturing the filamentous fungal culture in the substrate, resulting in a myceliated substrate that has texture more similar to meat and/or improved flavor and aroma when cooked as compared to control substrate (e.g., unmyceliated). Similarity in texture to cooked meat includes increased spring and cohesiveness on chewing, and also where the protein food product, and the improved flavor includes increased savory and umami and decreased bitterness and improved aroma includes decreased pea or beany aroma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Marina NADAL, Michelle J. WILLIAMS, Delaney A. SMITH, Alan D. HAHN, Anthony J. CLARK, James Patrick LANGAN, Brooks John KELLY
  • Publication number: 20220183333
    Abstract: Newly identified fungal sweet-taste modifying proteins, and the cDNA encoding said proteins are described. Specifically, Myd proteins active in sweet taste activation, and the cDNA encoding the same, are described, along with methods for isolating such cDNA and for isolating and expressing such proteins. Also disclosed is use of a sweetening composition which includes the proteins of the invention, and methods to provide improved flavor to a product for oral administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Marina NADAL, Anthony J. CLARK, Zheyuan GUO, Stephen A. GRAVINA, Anthony WESTGATE, Bassam ALKOTAINI, Ashley HAN, Brendan SHARKEY, Evan STRASSBURGER, Joseph MEILEN, Hyung CHANG
  • Patent number: 11297861
    Abstract: Newly identified fungal sweet-taste modifying proteins, and the cDNA encoding said proteins are described. Specifically, Myd proteins active in sweet taste activation, and the cDNA encoding the same, are described, along with methods for isolating such cDNA and for isolating and expressing such proteins. Also disclosed is use of a sweetening composition which includes the proteins of the invention, and methods to provide improved flavor to a product for oral administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Marina Nadal, Anthony J. Clark, Zheyuan Guo, Stephen A. Gravina, Anthony Westgate, Bassam Alkotaini, Ashley Han, Brendan Sharkey, Evan Strassburger, Joseph Meilen, Hyung Chang
  • Publication number: 20220104523
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the use of a sweetening composition comprising (i) a mycelia of an ascomycete or an aqueous extract thereof or (ii) an aqueous extract of a fruiting body of an ascomycete, to provide improved flavor to a product for oral administration, as well as to a sweetening composition comprising (i) a mycelia of an ascomycete or an aqueous extract thereof or (ii) an aqueous extract of a fruiting body of an ascomycete as well as to compositions comprising combinations of sweetening compositions and a product for oral administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. CLARK, Alan D. HAHN, Zheyuan GUO, Marina NADAL, Anthony WESTGATE, James Patrick LANGAN, Brooks John KELLY
  • Publication number: 20210401013
    Abstract: Newly identified fungal sweet-taste modifying proteins, and the cDNA encoding said proteins are described. Specifically, Myd proteins active in sweet taste activation, and the cDNA encoding the same, are described, along with methods for isolating such cDNA and for isolating and expressing such proteins. Also disclosed is use of a sweetening composition which includes the proteins of the invention, and methods to provide improved flavor to a product for oral administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Marina NADAL, Anthony J. CLARK, Zheyuan GUO, Stephen A. GRAVINA, Anthony WESTGATE, Bassam ALKOTAINI, Ashley HAN, Brendan SHARKEY, Evan STRASSBURGER, Joseph Meilen, Hyung Chang
  • Publication number: 20200245640
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a plant protein product which includes treating the plant protein with at least one an exogenous enzyme comprising an oxidoreductase and/or a hydrolase. The method results in a treated protein product that has reduced undesirable aromas and/or reduced undesirable tastes, compared to an untreated plant protein product. In a further embodiment, the method further includes mixing the treated protein product with another material to form a food composition. Also provided are compositions made by the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. CLARK, Marina NADAL, Zheyuan GUO