Patents by Inventor Ronald Gabbard

Ronald Gabbard 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: 20200146322
    Abstract: A flavor-containing granule formulation composed of a at least one carbohydrate for providing oxidative/volatile flavor stability and structure, at least one carbohydrate polymer as an emulsifier, and optionally at least one carbohydrate polymer as an anti-caking agent is described, as is a method for preparing the flavor-containing granule formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Adam TOTH, Ronald GABBARD
  • Publication number: 20190320698
    Abstract: A process of hydrolyzing a pectin. The process involves hydrolyzing a pectin in a reaction mixture containing a pectinase to obtain a hydrolyzed pectin. Also disclosed are flavor compositions and consumer products having the hydrolyzed pectin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Kaiping Lee, Ying Yang, Ronald Gabbard
  • Publication number: 20190037897
    Abstract: A composition containing one or more water-insoluble cooling agents, each having a water solubility of 2 mg/g or less, and being encapsulated in a water-soluble matrix including at least one water-soluble carbohydrate; and at least one emulsifier, and a method for producing the same are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Jung-A KIM, Adam TOTH, Ronald GABBARD, Samantha RENNIE, Willy W. LEE
  • Publication number: 20180295852
    Abstract: A metastable, translucent flavor nanoemulsion is provided. The nanoemulsion contains a flavor oil phase, an aqueous phase, and a surfactant system containing a first lecithin and a second lecithin. The nanoemulsion is free of any non-natural surfactant. The surfactant system contains free fatty acid 15% or less. The first lecithin has an HLB of 1 to 8, and the second lecithin has an HLB of 8 to 16 and contains phosphatidylcholine and lysophosphatidylcholine 20% or greater. Also disclosed are a method for preparing the nanoemulsion and use of the nanoemulsion in liquid beverages and liquid beverage concentrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Kaiping LEE, Chii-Fen Wang, Ying YANG, Ronald GABBARD
  • Publication number: 20170027205
    Abstract: A method of preparing a reaction flavor composition. The method includes the steps of providing a reaction flavor mixture containing a reaction flavor and water, drying the reaction flavor mixture in a thin-film evaporator followed by cooling to obtain the reaction flavor composition as a solid. Also disclosed are reaction flavor compositions prepared by this method and consumable products containing thus prepared flavor composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Michael BRODOCK, Ronald GABBARD, Keith T. HANS, Jung-A KIM, Kenneth KRAUT, Richard VUICH, Mariusz ZAORSKI
  • Publication number: 20140193562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stable, propylene glycol-free and glycerin-free, spray-dried compositions containing flavors and optional surfactants for use in optically clear, liquid beverages and liquid beverage concentrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis Michael Popplewell, Keith Thomas Hans, LuLu Henson, Christopher Thomas Lavallee, Eric Jesse Wolff, Maria Wright, Daniel Kaiping Lee, Ronald Gabbard
  • Publication number: 20050208289
    Abstract: A polystyrene foam article and methods for producing the polystyrene foam article having a coating for reducing abrasiveness are disclosed. The reduced abrasiveness prevents scratching of surfaces in direct contact with the polystyrene foam article. The coating is applied to either a second surface area of an expanded polystyrene bead or an outer surface area of the polystyrene foam article. The coating may be any polymeric wax that reduces the abrasiveness of the polystyrene foam article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Ronald Gabbard, Robert Ober, Christine Morey, Grace Chang
  • Patent number: 6646018
    Abstract: An anti-lumping agent for use with expandable polystyrene beads is disclosed. The expandable polystyrene beads comprise a styrene or styrene derivative polymer in combination with a blowing agent. Typical blowing agents are C3-C6 hydrocarbons, with pentane being especially preferred. The anti-lumping agents include block copolymers formed from blocks of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide. Preferably, the copolymers have a number average molecular weight of from about 4,000 to 15,000, and a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance number of from about 16 to 29. The anti-lumping agents significantly reduce the lumping potential of the expandable polystyrene beads, especially when they are expanded to low densities of from about 1.5 to 0.75 lbs. per cubic foot, and more preferably to densities of from about 1.2 to 0.85.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Gabbard, Bernhard Schmied, Eric R. Weisenbach, Robert D. Ober
  • Publication number: 20030073752
    Abstract: An anti-lumping agent for use with expandable polystyrene beads is disclosed. The expandable polystyrene beads comprise a styrene or styrene derivative polymer in combination with a blowing agent. Typical blowing agents are C3-C6 hydrocarbons, with pentane being especially preferred. The anti-lumping agents include block copolymers formed from blocks of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide. Preferably, the copolymers have a number average molecular weight of from about 4,000 to 15,000, and a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance number of from about 16 to 29. The anti-lumping agents significantly reduce the lumping potential of the expandable polystyrene beads, especially when they are expanded to low densities of from about 1.5 to 0.75 lbs. per cubic foot, and more preferably to densities of from about 1.2 to 0.85.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: Ronald Gabbard, Bernhard Schmied, Eric R. Weisenbach, Robert D. Ober