Patents by Inventor Pei K. Chang

Pei K. Chang 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: 9877500
    Abstract: Natural beverage products and methods for making the same are disclosed. The natural beverage products comprise an acidulant comprising lactic acid and at least one of tartaric and citric acids, optionally other natural carboxylic acids and no phosphoric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CONCENTRATE MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF IRELAND
    Inventors: Thomas Lee, Pei K. Chang, Fari Talebi, Todd A. Zaniewski, Manuel Antonio Arce Garcia, Hang Chen
  • Publication number: 20170086482
    Abstract: Natural beverage products and methods for making the same are disclosed. The natural beverage products comprise a non-nutritive sweetener comprising rebaudioside A, a sweetening amount of rebaudioside D, and at least one of tagatose and erythritol, and an acidulant comprising lactic acid, tartaric acid and citric acid and no phosphoric acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Fari TALEBI, Mauel Antonio ARCE GARCIA, Thomas LEE, Pei K. CHANG, Hang CHEN, Todd A. ZANIEWSKI
  • Patent number: 8535746
    Abstract: Beverage compositions including a sweetening amount of Rebaudioside D and an acidulant. The beverage has a titratable acidity of about 9 to about 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Pei K. Chang, Todd A. Zaniewski, Thomas Lee, Hang Chen
  • Patent number: 8535747
    Abstract: Beverage products are provided which include rebaudioside A, erythritol, and an acid component. The beverage product has a titratable acidity in the range of about 8.75 to about 10.25, and a pH in the range of about 2.8 to about 3.3. Beverage products disclosed herein achieve a proper sweet/tart ratio to increase sweetness and to reduce tartness and bitterness of beverages made with natural sweeteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Thomas Lee, Pei K. Chang, Hang Chen, Todd A. Zaniewski
  • Publication number: 20130011539
    Abstract: Beverage compositions including a sweetening amount of Rebaudioside D and an acidulant. The beverage has a titratable acidity of about 9 to about 11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Pei K. Chang, Hang Chen, Thomas Lee, Todd A. Zaniewski
  • Publication number: 20130004642
    Abstract: Beverage products are provided which include rebaudioside A, erythritol, and an acid component. The beverage product has a titratable acidity in the range of about 8.75 to about 10.25, and a pH in the range of about 2.8 to about 3.3. Beverage products disclosed herein achieve a proper sweet/tart ratio to increase sweetness and to reduce tartness and bitterness of beverages made with natural sweeteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Lee, Pei K. Chang, Hang Chen, Todd A. Zaniewski
  • Patent number: 8277861
    Abstract: Beverage compositions including a steviol glycoside and an acid component are provided. The beverage has a titratable acidity of about 9 to about 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Pei K. Chang, Todd A. Zaniewski, Thomas Lee, Hang Chen
  • Patent number: 8277862
    Abstract: Beverage products are provided which include rebaudioside A, erythritol, and an acid component. The beverage product has a titratable acidity in the range of about 8.75 to about 10.25, and a pH in the range of about 2.8 to about 3.3. Beverage products disclosed herein achieve a proper sweet/tart ratio to increase sweetness and to reduce tartness and bitterness of beverages made with natural sweeteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Thomas Lee, Pei K. Chang, Hang Chen, Todd A. Zaniewski
  • Publication number: 20110311683
    Abstract: Natural beverage products and methods for making the same are disclosed. The natural beverage products comprise a non-nutritive sweetener comprising rebaudioside A, a sweetening amount of rebaudioside D, and at least one of tagatose and erythritol, and an acidulant comprising lactic acid, tartaric acid and citric acid and no phosphoric acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: The Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Fari Talebi, Manuel Antonio Arce Garcia, Thomas Lee, Pei K. Chang, Hang Chen, Todd A. Zaniewski
  • Patent number: 8029846
    Abstract: Beverage products and methods for making the same are disclosed. The beverage products comprise a non-nutritive sweetener comprising rebaudioside A and at least one of tagatose, and erythritol, and an acidulant comprising lactic, tartaric, and citric acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: The Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Fari Talebi, Manuel Antonio Arce Garcia, Thomas Lee, Pei K. Chang, Hang Chen, Todd A. Zaniewski
  • Patent number: 7815956
    Abstract: A combination of one or more non-nutritive sweeteners, a sugar alcohol and D-tagatose are included in a reduced-calorie beverage or food product to achieve a taste substantially similar to that of a full-calorie beverage or food product. The combination is suitable for use in reduced-calorie frozen carbonated beverages. Preferably, the one or more non-nutritive sweeteners include one or more steviosides, a Stevia glycoside, a derivative of a Stevia glycoside, a glycoside of steviol, or a Lo Han Guo extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: PepsiCo
    Inventors: Thomas Lee, Greg Radko, Hang Chen, Pei K. Chang
  • Publication number: 20080226770
    Abstract: Beverage products are provided which include rebaudioside A, erythritol, and an acid component. The beverage product has a titratable acidity in the range of about 8.75 to about 10.25, and a pH in the range of about 2.8 to about 3.3. Beverage products disclosed herein achieve a proper sweet/tart ratio to increase sweetness and to reduce tartness and bitterness of beverages made with natural sweeteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Thomas Lee, Pei K. Chang, Hang Chen, Todd A. Zaniewski
  • Publication number: 20080226793
    Abstract: Beverage compositions including a steviol glycoside and an acid component are provided. The beverage has a titratable acidity of about 9 to about 11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Pei K. Chang, Hang Chen, Thomas Lee, Todd A. Zaniewski
  • Publication number: 20080226804
    Abstract: Beverage products and methods for making the same are disclosed. The beverage products comprise a non-nutritive sweetener comprising rebaudioside A and at least one of tagatose, and erythritol, and an acidulant comprising lactic, tartaric, and citric acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Fari Talebi, Manuel Antonio Arce Garcia, Thomas Lee, Pei K. Chang, Hang Chen, Todd A. Zaniewski
  • Publication number: 20080226788
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to beverage compositions, including, for example, concentrated and ready-to-drink formulations sweetened with at least a steviol glycoside and further including an LHG juice, extract or combinations thereof in an amount sufficient to reduce the lingering bitter taste of the steviol glycoside and improve the mouthfeel of the beverage. In exemplary embodiments, additional sweeteners are utilized in the beverage in addition to the LHG juice and the steviol glycoside. In other exemplary aspects, LHG powder of mogroside v content from 2 to 99% by weight may be utilized in lieu of or in addition to the LHG juice concentrate. In certain exemplary embodiments having additional non-nutritive sweeteners, the amount of LHG composition is sufficient to reduce one or more off-note tastes of one or more of the additional sweeteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Pei K. CHANG, Thomas Lee, Hang Chen
  • Publication number: 20080226796
    Abstract: Beverage compositions sweetened with at least one non-nutritive sweetener, such as a compound from the stevia plant, including steviol glycosides, e.g., rebaudiosides such as Rebaudioside A, stevioside, etc. Lo Han Guo (LHG) juice concentrate is present in an amount sufficient to enhance the mouthfeel of the beverage, yet not affect the taste. Non-nutritive sweetened beverage compositions, natural beverage compositions, and beverage concentrates incorporating steviosides and LHG juice concentrate are provided. In addition, a method for including LHG juice concentrate in a beverage formulation to enhance the mouthfeel of a beverage sweetened with a compound from the stevia plant is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Thomas Lee, Pei K. Chang, Hang Chen
  • Publication number: 20080226798
    Abstract: Cola, reduced calorie cola, and diet cola beverage products and methods for making the same are disclosed. The cola beverages comprise water, at least one sweetener, an acidulant comprising lactic acid and at least one of tartaric and citric acids, a colorant comprising caramel class I and concentrated apple extract, and cola flavor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Fari Talebi, Manuel Antonio Arce Garcia, Thomas Lee, Pei K. Chang, Hang Chen, Todd A. Zaniewski
  • Publication number: 20080226797
    Abstract: Natural beverage products and methods for making the same are disclosed. The natural beverage products comprise an acidulant comprising lactic acid and at least one of tartaric and citric acids, optionally other natural carboxylic acids and no phosphoric acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Thomas Lee, Pei K. Chang, Fari Talebi, Todd A. Zaniewski, Manuel Antonio Arce Garcia, Hang Chen
  • Publication number: 20080226799
    Abstract: Diet cola beverages and methods for making the same are disclosed. The diet cola beverages comprise water, at least one natural, high potency, non-nutritive sweetener, at least one natural, low potency, low calorie sweetener, an acidulant comprising at least one of lactic, citric, tartaric, malic, fumaric, cinnamic, maleic, adipic, glutaric, and succinic acids, a caramel colorant, and cola flavor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Thomas Lee, Pei K. Chang, Zena BELL, Francis M. FINNERTY
  • Publication number: 20080226800
    Abstract: Diet cola beverage and other beverage products and methods for making the same are disclosed. The diet cola beverages comprise water, at least one natural, potent, non-nutritive sweetener, at least one natural, low potency, low calorie sweetener, an acidulant comprising at least one of lactic, citric, tartaric, malic, fumaric, cinnamic, maleic, adipic, glutaric, and succinic acids, a caramel colorant, and cola flavor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland
    Inventors: Thomas Lee, Pei K. Chang, Zena Bell, Francis M. Finnerty