Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Albiez

Wolfgang Albiez 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: 9144545
    Abstract: Compositions in powder form of sterols or stanol esters, and milk powder and/or proteins are disclosed. A process of making the compositions is also disclosed. The suitability of incorporation of the compositions in powder form in food products, for example beverages and milk products, is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Horlacher, J├╝rgen Gierke, Franz Timmermann, Wolfgang Albiez, Alois Hofmann
  • Patent number: 8029845
    Abstract: The invention relates to solids dispersions in the form of a solid solution containing a) at least about 0.1% by weight of sterols and/or stanols and/or esters thereof, and b) at least about 50% by weight of sugars and/or sugar alcohols, based on the total weight of the solids dispersion. These solids dispersions provide for simple further processing of the hydrophobic sterols and stanols, and sterol or stanol esters, through improved dispersion behavior in foods, and are distinguished by excellent stability upon storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Joerg Schwarzer, Robert Salacz, Peter Horlacher, Manuela Kraus, Wolfgang Albiez
  • Publication number: 20100055190
    Abstract: The invention relates to a powder formulation containing sterol in the form of a super-cooled melt from sterols and sterol esters, provided that the sterol ester content is at least 30 wt % in relation to the content of the powder. The introduced sterol ester is a fatty acid ester having a chain length of 2 to 24, preferably 8 to 12 carbon atoms. As the sterol preparations are wettable and melt easily without the use of complex equipment, they can easily be incorporated into food, and produce, in particular, good organoleptic and sensory properties, in particular, in drinks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Horlacher, Dieter Hietsch, Wolfgang Albiez, Franz Timmermann, Katja Beck
  • Publication number: 20090099146
    Abstract: The invention relates to sterol fatty acid esters of average chained fatty acids, having a chain length of 8 and 10 carbon atoms in a fatty acid distribution C8 to C10 (weight ratio) from 95:5 to 5:95, preferably, fatty acid distributions of C8 to C10 (weight ratio) from 90:10 to 20:80 and in particular, distributions of the fatty acids C8 to C10 (weight ratio) from 64:36 to 50:50 or from 78:22 to 65:35, are used. Preferably, capric and/or caprylic acids are used as fatty acids. Said sterol compounds can be easily incorporated into food, in particular, into drinks and milk products based on their wettability and easy to melt properties at low temperatures without using complex equipment, and have good organolepetic and sensory properties, and improved stability in relation to commercial sterol esters having long-chained and unsaturated fatty acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Horlacher, Dieter Hietsch, Wolfgang Albiez, Franz Timmermann, Katja Beck
  • Publication number: 20080262251
    Abstract: A process for recovering sterols from organic material containing sterols and sterol derivatives. In a first step (a) the organic material is reacted with at least one of polyols, polyamines, alkanolamines or monohydric alcohols to increase the amount of free sterols in the organic material; (b) reacting residual reactants, and their esters or amides with epoxydated components; and (c) separating the free sterols from the mixture by short path distillation, thin film evaporation, or flash evaporation. The recovered sterols can be further purified by a crystallization step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2004
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Setsuo Sato, Wolfgang Albiez, Alexssander S. Araujo, Wanderson Bueno De Almeida
  • Publication number: 20080187643
    Abstract: Compositions in powder form of sterols or stanol esters, and milk powder and/or proteins are disclosed. A process of making the compositions is also disclosed. The suitability of incorporation of the compositions in powder form in food products, for example beverages and milk products, is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2006
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Horlacher, Jurgen Gierke, Franz Timmermann, Wolfgang Albiez, Alois Hofmann
  • Patent number: 7241910
    Abstract: Processes for producing conjugated linoleic acid are described which comprise: (a) isomerizing a linoleic acid lower alkyl ester in the presence of an alkali metal alcoholate to form a conjugated linoleic acid lower alkyl ester; (b) saponifying the conjugated linoleic acid lower alkyl ester in the presence of an aqueous lye to form a saponification product; and (c) neutralizing the saponification product with phosphoric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Alfred Westfechtel, Wolfgang Albiez, Stefan Busch, Lars Zander, Peter Horlacher
  • Publication number: 20060204630
    Abstract: The invention relates to solids dispersions in the form of a solid solution containing a) at least about 0.1% by weight sterols and/or stanols and/or esters thereof b) at least about 50% by weight sugars and/or sugar alcohols, based on the total weight of the solids dispersion. These solids dispersions provide for simple further processing of the hydrophobic sterols and stanols and sterol or stanol esters through improved dispersion behavior in foods and are distinguished by excellent stability upon storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: Joerg Schwarzer, Robert Salacz, Peter Horlacher, Manuela Kraus, Wolfgang Albiez
  • Publication number: 20060106238
    Abstract: Processes for producing conjugated linoleic acid are described which comprise: (a) isomerizing a linoleic acid lower alkyl ester in the presence of an alkali metal alcoholate to form a conjugated linoleic acid lower alkyl ester; (b) saponifying the conjugated linoleic acid lower alkyl ester in the presence of an aqueous lye to form a saponification product; and (c) neutralizing the saponification product with phosphoric acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Inventors: Alfred Westfechtel, Wolfgang Albiez, Lars Zander, Peter Horlacher
  • Patent number: 6911164
    Abstract: A process for making spherically-shaped sterol preparations involving: (a) providing a liquid sterol preparation; (b) forming the liquid sterol preparation into liquid sterol droplets; and (c) solidifying the liquid sterol droplets to form the spherically-shaped sterol preparations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Wollmann, Bernhard Gutsche, Wolfgang Albiez, Jean Rigal, Yannik Basso
  • Patent number: 6815551
    Abstract: A process for concentrating sterols and/or tocopherols from mixtures of fats and fatty derivatives and from residues left after they have been worked up is described. After splitting of the glycerides by hydrolysis and subsequent removal of the free fatty acids by distillation, the tocopherol/sterol esters still present are largely split into free tocopherols/sterols by an additional hydrolysis step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Albiez, William G. Kozak, Thorsten Louwen
  • Publication number: 20030158429
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for isolating sterols and tocopherols from mixtures of fats and fatty derivatives and from residues left after they have been worked up. After splitting of the glycerides by hydrolysis and subsequent removal of the free fatty acids by distillation, the sterol esters still present are largely split into free sterols by an additional hydrolysis step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventors: Wolfgang Albiez, William G. Kozak, Thorsten Louwen
  • Publication number: 20030057579
    Abstract: A process for making spherically-shaped sterol preparations involving: (a) providing a liquid sterol preparation; (b) forming the liquid sterol preparation into liquid sterol droplets; and (c) solidifying the liquid sterol droplets to form the spherically-shaped sterol preparations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Gerhard Wollmann, Bernhard Gutsche, Wolfgang Albiez, Jean Rigal, Yannik Basso