Patents by Inventor Steven J. Cox

Steven J. Cox 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: 20190098906
    Abstract: A dough- or batter-based food product is prepared by mixing dough or batter ingredients to establish a dough or batter composition, the dough ingredients including at least flour, water and salt. The salt particles have dissolution rate of at least 120 seconds. Batter or dough provided herein, and cooked foods made from the batter or dough, include pockets of salt at a higher concentration than the dough, batter, or cooked food overall. Batter- or dough-based food products provided have a saltiness perception level substantially the same as compared to batter- or dough-based food products that include table salt in an amount at least 40% greater than the provided batter- or dough-based food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristi L Bahe, Steven J Cox, Jeremy B Thomspon
  • Patent number: 8652557
    Abstract: Whole grain baked products and mixes having milled whole grain durum wheat are provided. Whole grain durum baked products and mixes utilize milled whole grain durum flour having a generally white-like color wherein durum particulate matter is visually indistinguishable from durum fines by the unassisted eye. Through the use of milled whole grain durum flour, white-like whole grain durum products including white-like whole grain durum breads can be prepared that satisfy generally accepted color and baking performance characteristics for traditional white breads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Mingus, Steven J. Cox, Robert T. Westercamp, Dennis L. Schlueter
  • Patent number: 8372466
    Abstract: A recombined whole grain flour for use in preparing whole grain products such that whole grain particulates provide minimal visual impact to the whole grain product. By selectively controlling the particle size of the milled bran and germ constituents used in the recombined whole grain flour, the visual and color impact associated with bran and germ particulates can be substantially eliminated from the whole grain product. In particular, whole grain products such as whole grain breads, dough products, mixes and biscuits can be made with recombined whole grain flour. Whole grain products made with recombined whole grain flour are advantageous in that they incorporate the health advantages associated with whole grains while eliminating the characteristic, visual color differences noticeable within a whole grain crumb due to visually identifiable bran and germ particulates found in traditional whole grain products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: J. David Mingus, Robert T. Westercamp, Steven J. Cox, Dennis L. Schlueter, Sarah Woodling
  • Patent number: 8361532
    Abstract: A recombined whole grain flour for use in preparing whole grain products such that whole grain particulates provide minimal visual impact to the whole grain product. By selectively controlling the particle size of the milled bran and germ constituents used in the recombined whole grain flour, the visual and color impact associated with bran and germ particulates can be substantially eliminated from the whole grain product. In particular, whole grain products such as whole grain breads, dough products, mixes and biscuits can be made with recombined whole grain flour. Whole grain products made with recombined whole grain flour are advantageous in that they incorporate the health advantages associated with whole grains while eliminating the characteristic, visual color differences noticeable within a whole grain crumb due to visually identifiable bran and germ particulates found in traditional whole grain products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingus J. David, Robert T. Westercamp, Steven J. Cox, Dennis L. Schlueter, Sarah Woodling
  • Publication number: 20120040070
    Abstract: Whole grain baked products and mixes having milled whole grain durum wheat are provided. Whole grain durum baked products and mixes utilize milled whole grain durum flour having a generally white-like color wherein durum particulate matter is visually indistinguishable from durum fines by the unassisted eye. Through the use of milled whole grain durum flour, white-like whole grain durum products including white-like whole grain durum breads can be prepared that satisfy generally accepted color and baking performance characteristics for traditional white breads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: David J. Mingus, Steven J. Cox, Robert T. Westercamp, Dennis L. Schlueter
  • Patent number: 8057833
    Abstract: Whole grain baked products and mixes having milled whole grain durum wheat are provided. Whole grain durum baked products and mixes utilize milled whole grain durum flour having a generally white-like color wherein durum particulate matter is visually indistinguishable from durum fines by the unassisted eye. Through the use of milled whole grain durum flour, white-like whole grain durum products including white-like whole grain durum breads can be prepared that satisfy generally accepted color and baking performance characteristics for traditional white breads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingus J. David, Steven J. Cox, Robert T. Westercamp, Dennis L. Schlueter
  • Publication number: 20100323088
    Abstract: A recombined whole grain flour for use in preparing whole grain products such that whole grain particulates provide minimal visual impact to the whole grain product. By selectively controlling the particle size of the milled bran and germ constituents used in the recombined whole grain flour, the visual and color impact associated with bran and germ particulates can be substantially eliminated from the whole grain product. In particular, whole grain products such as whole grain breads, dough products, mixes and biscuits can be made with recombined whole grain flour. Whole grain products made with recombined whole grain flour are advantageous in that they incorporate the health advantages associated with whole grains while eliminating the characteristic, visual color differences noticeable within a whole grain crumb due to visually identifiable bran and germ particulates found in traditional whole grain products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Mingus J. David, Robert T. Westercamp, Steven J. Cox, Dennis L. Schlueter, Sarah Woodling
  • Publication number: 20100310748
    Abstract: A recombined whole grain flour for use in preparing whole grain products such that whole grain particulates provide minimal visual impact to the whole grain product. By selectively controlling the particle size of the milled bran and germ constituents used in the recombined whole grain flour, the visual and color impact associated with bran and germ particulates can be substantially eliminated from the whole grain product. In particular, whole grain products such as whole grain breads, dough products, mixes and biscuits can be made with recombined whole grain flour. Whole grain products made with recombined whole grain flour are advantageous in that they incorporate the health advantages associated with whole grains while eliminating the characteristic, visual color differences noticeable within a whole grain crumb due to visually identifiable bran and germ particulates found in traditional whole grain products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Mingus J. David, Robert T. Westercamp, Steven J. Cox, Dennis L. Schlueter, Sarah Woodling
  • Publication number: 20040241659
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for hybridization providing a chamber for hybridization and SPR detection. The hybridization chamber can have an inlet port and an outlet port. The chamber is adapted for SPR detection by a grating or by prism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: APPLERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven J. Cox, Janusz B. Wojtowicz, Douwe D. Haga, Mark F. Oldham, Michael W. Recknor, Gary P. Schroth, Tracy L. Ferea
  • Publication number: 20040241660
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for hybridization providing a hybridization chamber. The hybridization chamber has a hybridization frame and detection frame. The hybridization chamber can be contained in housing that is releasably mated to enclose the hybridization chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: APPLERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Janusz B. Wojtowicz, Douwe D. Haga, Mark F. Oldham, Steven J. Cox, Michael W. Recknor, Gary P. Schroth, Tracy L. Ferea
  • Patent number: 5277103
    Abstract: A personal coffee brewing device for brewing individual servings of coffee, the device including an open frame for holding a porous coffee-containing pouch. The frame is sized to fit within a standard coffee cup so that the frame can be stirred within the coffee cup to force hot water through a pouch held in the frame to brew a cup of coffee. The device also includes a handle extending from the frame, the handle having at least one chamber for containing condiments such as sweetener or artificial creamer. A closure at the end of the handle closes the chamber. The handle is preferably formed in two sections, with a removable condiment dispenser at the end of the handle, containing two chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: Melange International, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Cox