Animal Food Patents (Class 424/442)
  • Patent number: 10251918
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substance or method for preventing or treating mastitis in ruminant animals, particularly in dairy cows. Specifically provided are: a preventive or therapeutic agent, a feed additive, a feed, and a pharmaceutical composition for ruminant animal mastitis, characterized by comprising, as an active ingredient, a Bacillus genus bacterium having the property of being capable of increasing or maintaining CD11c+ CD172a+ blood dendritic cell gate 2 in cows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Asahi Calpis Wellness Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhisa Ashida, Tomokazu Imabayashi, Hisashi Aso
  • Patent number: 10195237
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of treating a disease or condition characterized by inflammation in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a Pediococcus acidilactici probiotic. Compositions of Pediococcus acidilactici probiotic are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: IMAGILIN TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Jhy-Jhu Lin, Jolinta Lin
  • Patent number: 10117446
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for controlling hairball formation in animals, particularly for treating and/or preventing hairball formation, elimination, and/or discharge by companion animals, including cats and dogs, by limitation of dietary minerals. The methods comprise feeding the animals in need of such treatment compositions comprising from 0.60% to 0.74% calcium by dry weight of the composition; from 0.50% to 0.69% phosphorous by dry weight of the composition; and from 0.06% to 0.28% sodium by dry weight of the composition, in an amount and for a time sufficient for treatment and/or prevention of hairball formation in the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Dennis Jewell, Luis J. Montelongo
  • Patent number: 10052282
    Abstract: A pet hydration system comprising of specific ranges of vitamins and minerals conducive to a pet's health, with such nutrients placed into a liquid beverage and ultimately dispensed via a compartmentalized beverage dispenser. The compartmentalized beverage dispenser is formed such that separate liquids are measured out and dispensed to the pet in a manner that the pet receives the optimal amount of nutrition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Sydney Baskins
  • Patent number: 10052292
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide sugar alcohol to heat stressed ruminants to improve performance. During periods of high temperature or humidity, heat stressed ruminants may exhibit decreased dry matter intake, and in response, an effective amount of sugar alcohol such as sorbitol may be provided in the ruminant diet to cause performance to increase, which may include increased milk yield, improved feed efficiency or both compared to heat stressed dairy cattle without sugar alcohol in the diet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION LLC
    Inventors: Bill L. Miller, Jill A. Davidson, Cindie M. Luhman
  • Patent number: 9989517
    Abstract: The present invention is generally related to methods and compositions for uniquely marking individual urine samples to be identifiable to a particular subject either individually or from among a group of subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Ruprecht Keller
  • Patent number: 9943496
    Abstract: Nutritional supplement, feed formulation and methods to improve the efficiency of meat production of a bovine animal, using ethyl ferulate as a nutritional supplement; where the administration of ethyl ferulate at bovine animal, is premixed with an excipient food grade, feed formulation, balanced food, concentrated food, and the like. The ethyl ferulate administration is daily during the final stage of fattening bovine animal, wherein the final stage of fattening is 20 to 40 last days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LABORATORIOS MINKAB, S. A. DE C. V.
    Inventors: Jorge Selim Asaff Arancibia, Angel Emilio Aceves Diez, Humberto Gonzalez Rios, Rodrigo Nunes Pina
  • Patent number: 9872501
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for forming stabilized metal salt particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Khanolkar, Ture Kindt-Larsen, Jens-Erik Sorensen, Gerald L Yewey, Yongcheng Li
  • Patent number: 9861654
    Abstract: Low levels of resistant potato starch, for example, 0.5-1.0% of total diet, have a beneficial effect on post-weaning diarrhea, infectious diarrhea and gastrointestinal stresses associated with weaning. Also described are capsules and tablets of resistant potato starch, and methods for making said capsules and tablets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Derek McLaren, Earl McClaren
  • Patent number: 9744268
    Abstract: Composite biomaterials are described, which can be implanted in the human body in various branches of surgery or on the skin in dermocosmetic surgery, which can be formed as membranes or felts and which have properties of rate of absorption in the body and of hydrophilicity that can be modulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: NOVAGENIT S.R.L.
    Inventors: Davide Cremascoli, Edgardo Cremascoli
  • Patent number: 9737090
    Abstract: A product having an internal substance protected by a rugged exterior shell is disclosed. The internal substance is reactive with the exterior shell but is separated therefrom by a coating on an interior surface of the external shell so that the product can be stored for a long period of time without the internal substance reacting with the exterior shell. The coating is meltable so that, when desired, the product may be heated (e.g. immersed in hot water or exposed to heat) in order to melt the coating so that the internal substance can react with the external shell so that the internal substance can excrete out of the exterior shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Singer
  • Patent number: 9694044
    Abstract: Compositions comprising thermo-modified nutshells, for example hazelnut shells, are described herein. The compositions can also comprise one or more feed additives, pharmaceutically acceptable diluents and/or excipients. Also included are methods for producing the thermo-modified nutshell compositions, and methods for using the compositions to treat diarrhea and adsorb toxins as well as promote growth and improve the overall health in humans and other animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBAL NUTRITECH BIOTECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Veysel Akay
  • Patent number: 9668501
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of at least one bacterial amylase in feed for ruminant animals of the subfamily Bovinae in particular for improving milk yield, apparent digestibility of the diet fed, feedstuff dry matter disappearance, weight gain, and/or Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR). Examples of bovine animals are dairy cows and beef cattle. The invention also relates to the use of such amylases in feed and feed additives such as premix, concentrates and total mixed ration (TMR). The amylase may be used in combination with cellulase for improving milk yield and/or back fat thickness. Preferred amylases are derived from Bacillus halmapalus, licheniformis, and stearothermophilus and are preferably homologous to Bacillus stearothermophilus amylase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignees: DSM IP Assets B.V., Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Wolfgang Steinberg, Immig Irmgard, Vibe Glitsoe, Morten Fischer
  • Patent number: 9657284
    Abstract: The invention provides small enzyme-containing granules having an inorganic salt core and an enzyme-containing layer coated over the core, and methods for producing such granules. The majority of the enzyme granules are less than 300 ?m in diameter. The granules are suitable for incorporation into compositions such as cleaning, textile processing, and animal feed compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: Nathaniel T. Becker, Robert Christensen, Mark Gebert, Pekka Vaha-VaHe
  • Patent number: 9578891
    Abstract: The present invention is related to feed granules comprising a feed enzyme and a copper ion donor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Erik Marcussen, Poul Erik Jensen
  • Patent number: 9539226
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a composition comprising a serine as an active ingredient for treating or preventing fatty liver diseases. The inventive compound significantly inhibits the SREBP-1 transcription activity involved in lipid synthesis and reduced the fatty liver formation through various in vitro test and in vivo test therefore it can be useful in the prevention and treatment of the fatty liver diseases as a medicament or health functional food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SNU R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Byung-Hoon Lee, Hu-Quan Yin
  • Patent number: 9528096
    Abstract: The present invention relates to variant phytase enzymes and their use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: FORNIA BIOSOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Goutami Banerjee, Khin Oo, Xiyun Zhang, Jie Yang, Yingxin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9433489
    Abstract: A braided, rather than woven, three-dimensional matrix has been developed to provide mechanical support in breast reconstruction or a mastopexy procedure. The braided three-dimensional matrix may be used to assist in hernia repair procedures. The matrix is a supple, strong, and flexible material, that can increase 50% to 100% in size when stretched along the vertical plane, but only extends by about 10% to 20% in length when stretched along the horizontal plane. Although the matrix is degradable, it provides sufficient mechanical and structural support for six to twelve months following implantation to allow for repair or growth of the breast tissue or the abdominal wall. The matrix is formed of three-dimensional braided multifilament polymeric fibers plied to create yarn bundles, and wherein the matrix comprises an inter-connected, open pore structure that enables even and random distribution and in-growth of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Soft Tissue Regeneration, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Reilly, Cato T. Laurencin
  • Patent number: 9433232
    Abstract: A method of improving the health of a first group of young monogastric mammals, the first group of young monogastric mammals nursing from a first lactating monogastric mammal during a pre-weaning period, the method including feeding the first lactating monogastric mammal an effective amount of an animal feed during the pre-weaning period, and feeding the first lactating monogastric mammal an effective amount of sugar alcohol during the pre-weaning period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION LLC
    Inventors: Brenda de Rodas, Cindie M. Luhman, Bill L. Miller, Paul A. Porter
  • Patent number: 9314031
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for improving the plant growth regulation of and/or enhancing crop plants, by applying to the plants a mixture of a plant growth regulator, and seaweed extract, and to a composition comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Johannes Haas, Colin Mills, Manfred Hudetz
  • Patent number: 9283235
    Abstract: Use of a compound of formula (I) or a 3-enol C1-4 alkanoate ester thereof in the manufacture of a medicament for the intermittent treatment of a condition of a human or non-human mammal in which said mammal has an abnormally high serum concentration of an adrenal hormone: Wherein R1, R2, R5, and R6 are the same or different and each is hydrogen or C1 to 4? alkyl; R3 is hydrogen C1 to 4? alkyl, C1 to 4? alkenyl or C1 to 4? alkynyl; R4 is hydroxy, C1 to 4? alkanoyloxy, a group of formula (II) or (III) Wherein R7 is (CH2)n, where n is an integer of from 0 to 4, R8 is hydrogen, C1 to 4? alkyl, hydroxy or NH2 and R9 and R10 are the same or different and each is hydrogen or C1 to 4? Alkyl; or R3 and R4 together are oxo, ethylenedioxy or propylenedioxy. The invention has practical benefits for the treatment of man and other animals with diseases associated with abnormal production of adrenal steroids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Stegram Pharmaceuticals Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Wood, George Margetts
  • Patent number: 9283176
    Abstract: The present invention provides a veterinary anthelmintic composition that includes: at least 10% w/v of a benzimidazole anthlemintic; and b) a water-immiscible solvent system, which comprises a lactone solvent, an essential oil, and surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Zoetis Services LLC
    Inventors: Robert Bruce Albright, Moses Collumbus Lawrence, Shobhan Shashikant Sabnis, Sivaja Ranjan
  • Patent number: 9259417
    Abstract: This invention relates to veterinary compositions for treating and/or preventing fleas or ticks infection or infestation in an animal comprising an isoxazoline active agent of Formula (II): or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: MERIAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark David Soll, Diane Larsen, Susan Mancini Cady, Peter Cheifetz, Izabela Galeska
  • Patent number: 9180141
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and compositions that are useful in producing, feeding and growing animals. Compositions of the present invention comprise an extracted mineral element composition as disclosed herein. Animal lifespan and production is improved when provided with compositions comprising an extracted mineral element composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: CORE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Roger D. Blotsky
  • Patent number: 9028882
    Abstract: A nutriceutical food product includes a solid polymeric matrix and a liquid combined into a gel. The nutriceutical food product may include an immune modulator, such as transfer factor and/or a nanofraction immune modulator. A fruit component may be included in the nutriceutical food product. The fruit component may include at least one oligoproanthocyanidin-containing fruit, such as açai.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: 4Life Patents, LLC
    Inventors: Brent M. Vaughan, Calvin W. McCausland, David A. Lisonbee
  • Patent number: 9028861
    Abstract: Compositions (including pharmaceutical compositions, foods, supplements, toys and treats) comprising a microbial exopolysaccharide are provided as well as methods for preventing or reducing diarrhea in a mammal wherein the method comprises administering a therapeutically amount of a microbial exopolysaccharide to a mammal in need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Wai Lun Cheuk, Christina Khoo
  • Publication number: 20150125509
    Abstract: The present invention concerns the use of lufenuron for controlling sea lice in a fish population, which comprises feeding lufenuron to the fish population according to a specific regime as outlined in the specification and claims. The process is especially suited for the treatment of salmon and provides prolonged effective protection against sea lice at sea.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: David Blaser, Jacques Bouvier, Martin Fink, John Gerard Mchenery, Steve Nanchen
  • Publication number: 20150118280
    Abstract: The present invention relates to means for protecting bioactive materials in mammalian food or feed formulations used to enhance the health status of mammals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Amir Barzilay, Hagit Koren-Lichtig
  • Patent number: 9017702
    Abstract: A formulation includes one or more active ingredients of poor water solubility for medical or non-medical use in the rearing of animals. The formulation is suitable for administration to the animals via their drinking water. It exhibits superior stability. The formulation comprises an active ingredient, a thickener combination and water, wherein the thickener combination comprises at least one thickener selected from the following groups A, B, C and D: (A) cellulose derivatives, such as methyl cellulose, sodium carboxy methyl cellulose, (B) non-cellulosic polysaccharide thickeners such as xanthan gums, Arabic gum, (C) cross-linked polyacrylic acid polymers, (D) hydrocolloidal hydrated silicates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: KRKA, D.D., Novo Mesto
    Inventors: Denise Leskovar, Franc Vrecer, Andrejka Kramar, Ivanka Kolenc, Ivan Gobec, Helena Princ
  • Patent number: 9011900
    Abstract: The invention encompasses compositions and methods for maintaining or promoting a healthy body composition in a companion animal, which comprises feeding the animal an edible composition comprising one or more pyruvate in an amount effective to maintain or promote the healthy body composition, wherein maintaining or promoting the healthy body composition comprises controlling the animal's weight, for example, loss of weight or body fat, or increased percentage of lean muscle mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Michael Yamka, Nolan Zebulon Frantz
  • Patent number: 8999926
    Abstract: A nutritional composition for infants comprises a protein source, a lipid source and a carbohydrate source wherein the lipid source includes at least 16 wt % linoleic acid and at least 2 wt % ?-linolenic acid expressed as a percentage of total fatty acid content in each case and in amounts such that the ratio of linoleic acid:?-linolenic acid is in the range from 1 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Catherine Mace, Olivier Kevork Aprikian, Etienne Pouteau
  • Patent number: 8999374
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a ?-1,4-mannobiose-containing composition which can inhibit colonization of salmonella in animal body and effectively excrete salmonella outside the body and the method for producing thereof, a feed additive containing the ?-1,4-mannobiose-containing composition, and a feed blended with the ?-1,4-mannobiose-containing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimichi Morikoshi, Futoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 8999375
    Abstract: The invention encompasses compositions and methods for treating or preventing a degenerative joint condition, wherein the compositions and methods include feeding the companion animal an edible composition including at least one pyruvate or salt thereof. The invention also encompasses methods for enhancing the palatability of an edible food composition including adding a palatability enhancing amount at least one pyruvate or salt thereof to the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Michael Yamka, Nolan Zebulon Frantz
  • Patent number: 8968791
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dietary supplement that promote the growth, repair, and maintenance of mammalian bone and joint connective tissue. In particular, the dietary supplement comprises a combination of at least one metal chelate and at least one chondroprotective agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Novus International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy D. Moore, Thomas R. Hampton, Robert Harrell
  • Patent number: 8969419
    Abstract: This invention relates to animal feed compositions. The invention also provides comprising a compound of this invention and the use of such compositions in methods of increasing and optimizing feed in animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Scott Garden, Lloyd Schantz
  • Patent number: 8951549
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reducing the concentration of amines and salts thereof, wherein the amines have the general chemical formula I R1R2R3N and the salts have the formula II R1R2R3N—H, wherein the amines and salts thereof exist in aqueous solution or aqueous suspension and are brought into contact with clinoptilolitic or clinoptilolite-containing mixtures. The method itself is suitable for use in food preparation and in the manufacture of foods. The inventive idea of reducing the concentration of amines and salts thereof is also useful in the manufacture of medical products for absorbing and for removing amines from the intestinal tract or the skin area of humans and animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Froximun AG
    Inventors: Günter Steimecke, Steffen Hoffmann, Thomas Görner
  • Patent number: 8940322
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for improving milk production in a ruminant. An amount of ruminally digestible starch in relation to the dry matter of a feed is manipulated to include a first selected ratio of ruminally digestible starch in relation to the dry matter of the feed which is fed to the ruminant during a first time interval after parturition. After the first time interval, the amount of ruminally digestible starch component in the dry matter of the feed is adjusted to a second ratio, lower than the first ratio, and fed to the ruminant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Weakley, Kent J. Lanter, Lawrence F. Reutzel
  • Patent number: 8920829
    Abstract: A nutrient or medicinal composition for administration to ruminants, which includes a core of one or more biologically active substances coated with a film of polyurethane, overcoated with an “intermediate” wax is disclosed. This polyurethane/wax coating is resistant to rumen conditions, but will release the biologically active substance(s) in the abomasum and subsequent digestive tract of the ruminant animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Agrium Advanced Technologies (U.S.) Inc.
    Inventor: Garrard L. Hargrove
  • Patent number: 8906407
    Abstract: Active compound formulations for animal nutrition of amino acids, vitamins, enzymes and pigments, which are suitable for providing the active compounds in protected form for the nutrition of stock animals, in particular ruminants, and a process for the preparation of these protected active compound formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Albrecht Hasseberg, Winfried Heimbeck, Dieter Greissinger, Wolfgang Moese, Wolfgang Polzer, Nongyuan Shi-Muenzenberg, Martin Koerfer
  • Publication number: 20140348897
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and compositions comprising ascorbyl esters for the treatment or reduction of dental conditions in an animal. A pet food composition of the disclosure can be a dry food composition comprising (i) a matrix of ingredients nutritionally or organoleptically adapted for the animal and (ii) an outer coating layer, wherein the outer coating layer is applied to the matrix as a solution comprising an effective amount of an ascorbic acid fatty acid ester dissolved in a plant oil. One disclosed method of treatment or reduction involves feeding an animal in need of such treatment a dry pet food composition of the disclosure. A second disclosed method comprises applying to one or more surfaces of one or more teeth of an animal in need of such treatment, an effective amount of a solution comprising an ascorbic acid fatty acid ester dissolved in a plant oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: HILL'S PET NUTRITION, INC.
    Inventors: Dale S. Scherl, Neil Ahle, William D. Schoenherr, Christopher Waldy
  • Patent number: 8883192
    Abstract: Compositions useful for weight management in an animal are disclosed. The compositions comprise one or more isoflavones or isoflavone metabolites, and in some embodiments include conjugated linoleic acid, and/or L-carnitine. Also disclosed are methods useful for weight management in an animal utilizing compositions comprising one or more isoflavones, conjugated linoleic acid, and/or L-carnitine. Preferably, the compositions and methods employ a combination of one or more isoflavones, or a combination of one or more isoflavones in conjunction with conjugated linoleic acid, and L-carnitine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Yuanlong Pan
  • Publication number: 20140328896
    Abstract: Provided are methods and compositions for enhancing the gastrointestinal health of an animal in need thereof by administering a gastrointestinal health maintaining or improving amount of a composition comprising an effective amount of lactic acid. The administered composition may also comprise one or more prebiotic, probiotic, symbiotic, anti bacterial, or anti-diarrhea agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: HILL'S PET NUTRITION, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis Jewll, Luis J. Montelongo, Sarah Martinez, Lynda Melendez
  • Publication number: 20140322297
    Abstract: A composition comprising a drug or pharmaceutically active agent and a bioadhesive delivery system provides for the oral delivery of a vaccine to animals, particularly aquatic animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: MOTI HAREL, Brian Carpenter
  • Publication number: 20140314827
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions comprising at least one buffering agent, at least one chelating agent and at least one antimicrobial agent, which can be used for treating and/or preventing diseases or disorders in a variety of animals. In certain embodiments, in particular, the compositions can be used for treating and/or preventing ophthalmic and oral cavity diseases or disorders in dogs and cats and oropharyngeal and/or guttural pouch diseases or disorders in equines. In certain embodiments, the compositions can also be used for treating ophthalmic or oral cavity diseases or disorders in humans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Steven A. Melman
  • Patent number: 8865197
    Abstract: An encapsulated formulation for food and bioactive agent delivery to aquatic animals includes various combinations of nutrients, a digestion enhancer, bioactive agents, and a local absorption enhancer. The bioactive agents and absorption enhancer may be encapsulated within a delay layer for targeted release at an area of the digestive tract distinct from the region of nutrient release. The bioactive agents and absorption enhancer may be coated with a sticky coating so that they tend to adhere to the inner surfaces of the wall of the digestive tract, thereby localizing their release and enhancing their effect. Instead of bioactive agents themselves, precursors may be delivered so as to generate the bioactive agents locally. The encapsulated precursors of a specific bioactive agent are separately contained in capsules which themselves can be adhesive to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Amos Tandler, William Koven, Shalom Zemach
  • Patent number: 8865240
    Abstract: A palatable, edible soft chewable medication vehicle for delivery of a pharmaceutically acceptable active ingredient, such as a drug, to an animal or human subject. The edible soft chews contain only food grade or better inactive ingredients, and preferably do not contain ingredients of animal origin. Processes for manufacturing the edible soft chews do not require the use of heat or the addition of water during mixing of active and inactive ingredients, provide stable concentrations of the active ingredient, and produce chews of consistent weight and texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Neil E. Paulsen, Roland H. Johnson, Michael B. Coffee
  • Patent number: 8846361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid enzyme, in particular phytase, compositions stabilized with a lactic acid source such as Corn Steep Liquor (CSL), and methods of producing the same. Preferred compositions additionally comprise starch and disaccharides such as lactose or trehalose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Lotte Rugholm Henriksen, Erik Marcussen
  • Patent number: 8808728
    Abstract: A feed additive for laying hens comprising lactobionic acid or a lactobionic acid salt and a feed characterized by containing a feed additive for laying hens comprising lactobionic acid or a lactobionic acid salt and a feed. Namely, a feed additive for laying hens, which is excellent in effect of reinforcing eggshells, shows a particularly remarkable effect of improving eggshell qualities in the second half of the laying period, relieves stress caused by forced molting, cage transfer and so on and can inhibit lowering in the egg-laying rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Unitika Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kimura, Munehiko Dombo
  • Patent number: 8802179
    Abstract: A method and composition are provided for coating a component to achieve colon-targeted delivery. A component is coated with a fructose-based non-digestible carbohydrate such as a inulin, fructo-oligosaccharide or neosugar. The coated component is orally administered to a monogastric animal. The non-digestible coating causes the composition to pass through the stomach and small intestine without being degraded, and delivers the component to the colon where the coating is digested by microbial fermentation and the component is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Guy W. Miller
  • Patent number: 8802132
    Abstract: An antimicrobial paper includes a paper web having a grammage between 10 and 60 grams per square meter, a cationizing agent in a concentration ranging between 0.05 wt % and 5 wt %, an antimicrobial agent in a concentration ranging between 0.01 wt % and 3 wt %, the antimicrobial agent and the cationizing agent being added on the paper web having a consistency above 15 wt %, the antimicrobial paper having an antimicrobial agent release of above about 0.01 wt % when wetted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Cascades Canada ULC
    Inventors: Marie-Hélène Charest, Jean-Francois Samuel, Pascal Allard, Régis Arsenault, Charles Beaulne, Jean-Marc Bouchard, Benoît Graton, Gabriel Sanapo