Animal Food Patents (Class 424/442)
  • Patent number: 8795715
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel powderous, water-soluble compositions of fat-soluble substances and aqueous solutions or emulsions thereof, wherein the fat-soluble substance(s) are encapsulated as inner (discontinuous phase) within an outer (continuous) phase of a matrix substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventor: Elger Funda
  • Patent number: 8795649
    Abstract: The present invention relates to baits, especially baits to be used in humane methods for controlling feral omnivore populations. The invention also relates to methods of manufacturing the baits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Invasive Animals Ltd.
    Inventors: Linton Drew Staples, Steven Lapidge, Brendan Cowled, Simon Humphrys
  • Patent number: 8784873
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of changing a ratio of 68 to 64 kDa protein of MRJP3 in a royal jelly, a method of producing a royal jelly comprising MRJP3 having a changed ratio of 68 to 64 kDa protein relative to a control royal jelly and the royal jelly produced thereform. Also provided is a method of promoting the growth of the larva of a queen bee comprising feeding the larva of the queen bee a royal jelly of the invention. Further provided is a method of producing bee larva, pupa and queen bees with sizes larger than normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Naturewise Biotech & Medicals Corporation
    Inventors: Chung-Yang Huang, Chia-Nan Chen, Wei-Jung Chen, Wei-Jan Huang, Li-Ling Chi
  • Patent number: 8778385
    Abstract: A medicated animal food composition suitable for eliminating or reducing tear staining in animals is disclosed. The medicated animal food composition includes an edible animal food product base and a pharmaceutically effective quantity of an antibiotic provided in the animal food product base to substantially reduce bacteria in the tears of the animal. The medicated animal food composition is palatable and appetizing to dogs and other animals and can be eaten to eliminate or substantially reduce tear staining associated with excessive tearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: I Care for Dogs Corp.
    Inventor: Lynda Winkowski
  • Patent number: 8778384
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising a pharmaceutically active agent and a bioadhesive delivery system that provides for the oral delivery of a vaccine to animals, particularly aquatic animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Bionutrition Corporation
    Inventors: Moti Harel, Brian Carpenter
  • Patent number: 8753668
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for producing yeast ?-glucan and mannan preparations. The methods employ an autolysis process, followed by enzymatic treatment with one or more of a protease, glucanase or lipase. The preparations produced may be used in food supplements, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, animal feeds, and neutraceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Sensient Flavors LLC
    Inventor: Joseph James Sedmak
  • Publication number: 20140161864
    Abstract: Invention pertains to a free-flowing particulate powder including 2-90 wt. % of an active compound on a carrier, wherein the carrier has a D(v,0.1) of at least 100 microns, with the active compound being selected from lactylate in accordance with formula (1), Formula (1): R2-COO—[—CH(CH3)-COO]n-R1 or a Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe(II), Zn, NH4, or Cu(II) salt thereof, a glycolylate of formula (2), Formula (2): R2-COO—[—CH2-COO]n-R1 or a Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe(II), Zn, NH4, or Cu(II) salt thereof a lactate ester of formula (3), Formula (3): HO—CH(CH3)-COO—R2 and/or a glycolic acid ester of formula (4), Formula (4): HO—CH2-COO—R2 wherein in the above formulae R1 is selected from H, n stands for an integer with a value of 1-10, and R2 stands for a C1-C35 alkyl or alkenyl chain which may be branched or unbranched. The powder allows easy provision of the active compound to feed compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: PURAC BIOCHEM BV
    Inventors: Symone Kok, Nikolaos Vogiatzis
  • Publication number: 20140147488
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a feed or food product composition which comprises a mixture of bovine colostrum, comprising bioactive components, and organic particulate matter having a size between 0.3 and 7 mm in diameter. The composition is especially adapted to deliver the mixture of bioactive bovine colostrum components to the digestive tract of a mammal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: ColoPlus AB
    Inventor: ColoPlus AB
  • Patent number: 8734837
    Abstract: The development and growth of oviparous species such as birds is enhanced by in ovo administration of an enteric modulator such as HMB. The enteric modulator is administered into the amnion, where it is then orally ingested by the subject. The enteric modulator enhances the enteric development of the subject prior to hatch, and enhances the growth of the animal before and after hatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: North Carolina State University, Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Inventors: Zehava Uni, Peter R. Ferket
  • Patent number: 8728539
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of enhancing absorption (pinocytosis efficiecy) of immunoglobulins administered to postnatal domestic mammals (e.g., bovine) by using selenium. As an example of a selenium compound added, sodium selenite is particularly effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Incorporated Administrative Agency, National Agriculture and Bio-Oriented Research Organization
    Inventors: Hachiro Kamada, Itoko Nonaka
  • Patent number: 8715716
    Abstract: This invention provides methods and compositions for producing reduced cholesterol animal foodstuffs and products by feeding livestock and other food-producing animals with feed supplemented with microbial cultures containing hypocholesterolemic compounds produced by microorganisms comprising said microbial cultures. The invention provides low cholesterol poultry, eggs, meat, whole milk, and dairy products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Jinis Biopharmaceuticals Co.
    Inventors: Seong-Tshool Hong, Hyeon-Jin Kim, Dae-Kwon Lee, Won-Young Yang
  • Patent number: 8715717
    Abstract: This invention is directed generally to compositions (including foods, supplements, treats, toys, etc.) for animal consumption, particularly compositions that tend to aid in weight loss or reduction in weight gain, and particularly compositions that comprise one or more medium chain fatty acid triglycerides (“MCT”). This invention also is directed generally to methods for using such compositions. This invention is further directed generally to processes for making such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheryl C. Miller, Dennis Jewell, William D. Schoenherr
  • Patent number: 8715644
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for decreasing borborygmi in a subject by administering a probiotic, preferably a bacteria of the Bifidobacterium genus, said method being on one aspect of the invention a non therapeutic method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Compagnie Gervais Danone
    Inventors: Denis Guyonnet, Stefan Jakob, Armelle Schlumberger
  • Patent number: 8709526
    Abstract: A novel method for improving the meat quality of an animal is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises feeding the animal a diet supplemented with oleic acid and tocols and subsequently formulating the meat with a non-tocol antioxidant such as rosemary extract. The source of the oleic acid and/or tocols may be transgenic corn that employs the FAD-2 gene as a silencing agent for a high-oleic phenotype and/or expresses the HGGT gene for a high-tocotrienol phenotype. The method improves the quality of meat from both non-ruminants and ruminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Fred R. Wolf, Cindi S. Zimmermann, Court A. Saunders
  • Patent number: 8703174
    Abstract: A pet supplement includes a joint preserving and joint rebuilding composition comprising chicken collagen type II, glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate, a vitamin composition comprising vitamins C, D and K, a mineral composition comprising calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese and boron, a herbal anti-oxidant cofactor blend comprising citrus bioflavonoids, red grapes anthocyanins, turmeric rhizome, boswellia resin and fennel seed. Each of these ingredients is intimately mixed into the pet supplement and orally delivered to the pet in the form of a segment, paste or powder having a size and weight or other dosage measuring feature adjusted in accordance with the pet's weight. A synergistic action between these ingredients preserves and rebuilds the pet's joints, and is nutritionally beneficial for the pet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: I did It Inc
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 8697116
    Abstract: A pet food is provided, comprising a sorbent food body and a fluid carrier comprising a functional ingredient absorbed into the body. The body preferably is relatively moist, having a moisture content for example of from 35% to 60% by weight and firm structure that is resilient under initial biting by a pet animal. Protein content is preferably at least 20% by weight. The sorptivity of the body is increased by depleting the body of a first liquid, for example by causing drying by exposure to a source of dry heat, such as in roasting, grilling, frying and baking. Methods of manufacture are disclosed including providing a sorptive food body, causing the body to take up a carrier fluid containing a functional ingredient and packing the body in suitable packaging. The invention further provides delivery means for delivering a functional ingredient to a pet animal, the delivery means comprising a sorbent food body with the functional ingredient absorbed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Michael J. Saylock, Dan K. Dixon
  • Patent number: 8691843
    Abstract: The present invention provides a combination of antioxidants that effectively stabilize different types of fats utilized in a ruminant diet. When included in a ruminant feed ration or water source, the antioxidant combination typically increases nutrient digestion, such as fiber and protein, improves rumen fermentation, improves microbial growth, improves microbial efficiency, increases milk production and/or milk fat, improves antioxidant status of the ruminant, and attenuates the negative effects of some fats in the ruminant animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Novus International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mercedes Vazquez-Anon, Gavin R. Bowman
  • Patent number: 8685438
    Abstract: Disclosed here are methods, compositions, and kits which are useful for weight management benefits in the mammal. Each of the methods, compositions, and kits utilize an added boron source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Iams Company
    Inventors: Gregory Dean Sunvold, Elizabeth Anne Flickinger, Tracy Ann Murray
  • Patent number: 8668922
    Abstract: This invention is directed to compositions for animal consumption (including foods, treats, etc.), particularly compositions that tend to improve kidney function, and particularly compositions that comprise enhanced antioxidants and reduced quantities of protein and/or phosphorus. This invention also is directed generally to methods for using such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis E. Jewell
  • Patent number: 8652508
    Abstract: Dietary formulations in the form of an oil emulsion providing total enteral or parenteral nutrition, or in the form of food oil suitable for oral administration is provided. The formulations include about 2-60% by calories of a C20 or longer omega-3 fatty acid and about 0.05% to 1% by calories of arachidonic acid, where the formulation provides less than 1% of total calories from linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, and where the fatty acids provide 5-60% of the total calories of said dietary formulation. Methods for treatment of diseases and disorders using the dietary formulations are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: Children's Medical Center Corporation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Puder, Bruce Bistrian
  • Patent number: 8652546
    Abstract: Both liquid and dry form Morinda citrifolia enhanced animal food products are provided for increasing CD8+ T cell activation in new born animals. Both contain M. citrifolia fruit puree and other M. citrifolia plant products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tahitian Noni International, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Darien, Richard G. Godbee
  • Patent number: 8647660
    Abstract: This invention is directed to compositions for animal consumption (including foods, treats, etc.), particularly compositions that tend to improve kidney function, and particularly compositions that comprise enhanced antioxidants and reduced quantities of protein and/or phosphorus. This invention also is directed generally to methods for using such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis E Jewell
  • Patent number: 8642070
    Abstract: The coating composition which coats the biologically active substance includes at least one protective material selected from the group consisting of a hardened animal fat, a hardened vegetable oil, a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated aliphatic monocarboxylic acid having 12 to 22 carbon atoms, a fatty acid ester, and a wax group; lecithin; and at least one preservative selected from a propionic acid or its salt, a sorbic acid or its salt, a benzoic acid or its salt, a dehydroacetic acid or its salt, parahydroxybenzoic acid esters, an imazalil, a thiabendazole, an orthophenyl phenol, an orthophenyl phenol natrium, and a diphenyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bio Science Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Okutani, Hiroaki Motoki, Eiji Tamura, Yumi Takashima, Shunsuke Sakai
  • Publication number: 20140023694
    Abstract: Medication can be concealed using a device that comprises a food storage container, a nozzle, and a base. The food storage container typically stores a non-solid food product that can be used to conceal medication, dispense toppings, and make treats. Furthermore, the food storage container can be configured to mate with a nozzle, which could control the flow of the food product within the food storage container. The base comprises a cavity configured to receive an open capsule, wherein the non-solid food product can be dispensed via the nozzle of the food storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: KINN, INC.
    Inventors: Allen Chandler Young, Chi Hung Cao, Alexander James McKinnon
  • Patent number: 8633247
    Abstract: A method for modulating enzymatic degradation of articular cartilage in a dog comprises administering to the dog an enzymatic degradation modulating effective amount of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), for example as a component of a food composition. By practice of the method in a dog having arthritis, mobility of the dog can be increased, weight bearing in an arthritic limb can be increased, and/or pain associated with arthritis can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Caterson, Christopher Bond Little, John Leander Harwood, John Francis Innes, Dale A. Fritsch, Dennis Edward Jewell, William David Schoenherr
  • Patent number: 8633246
    Abstract: Methods for restoring a more nearly normal joint function in an osteoarthritic dog and methods for decreasing the likelihood of a dog developing osteoarthritis involve administering to the dogs a composition containing an effective concentration of the omega-3 fatty acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale A Fritsch, Dennis E Jewell, William D Schoenherr
  • Patent number: 8629182
    Abstract: A method for modulating enzymatic degradation of articular cartilage in a dog comprises administering to the dog an enzymatic degradation modulating effective amount of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), for example as a component of a food composition. By practice of the method in a dog having arthritis, mobility of the dog can be increased, weight bearing in an arthritic limb can be increased, and/or pain associated with arthritis can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Caterson, Christopher Bond Little, John L. Harwood, John Francis Innes, Dale A. Fritsch, Dennis Edward Jewell, William David Schoenherr
  • Patent number: 8628794
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to palatable ductile chewable veterinary composition for oral administration. The composition is capable of killing endo-parasites and ecto-parasites and/or can be used for treating prophylactic or curative animal diseases, and it is useful for the treatment of any warm-blooded non-human animal, including herd animals, like horses, cattle, sheep or poultry and preferably pets like dogs and cats. It consists basically of (A) an effective amount of one or more ingredients that are active against animal pests, pathogens or animal diseases; (B) meat flavoring; (C) partially gelatinized starch; (D) a softener; and (E) up to 9% water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Ute Isele
  • Patent number: 8629183
    Abstract: A method for modulating enzymatic degradation of articular cartilage in a dog comprises administering to the dog an enzymatic degradation modulating effective amount of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), for example as a component of a food composition. By practice of the method in a dog having arthritis, mobility of the dog can be increased, weight bearing in an arthritic limb can be increased, and/or pain associated with arthritis can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Caterson, Christopher Bond Little, John L. Harwood, John Francis Innes, Dale A. Fritsch, Dennis Edward Jewell, William David Schoenherr
  • Patent number: 8623402
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions of low molecular mass arabinoxylans for use as dietary supplements and to methods of improving growth performance and feed utilization of animals through the supplementation of their diets with the said compositions. In a preferred embodiment, the low molecular mass arabinoxylans are derived from natural sources, such as plant material and more preferably of cereals. They can be selected fractions of said natural arabinoxylans or can be obtained by acid and/or enzymatic depolymerization or fragmentation of said natural arabinoxylans or they can be structural analogues produced by chemical and/or physical processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventor: Jan Delcour
  • Patent number: 8617587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the supply and production of an animal medicine consisting of a substrate in pellet or tablet form, which is attractive to livestock and domestic animals, in which fine-grained particles of a neutral-tasting, physiologically compatible, solid carrier material are embedded, which is characterized in that said fine-grained particles of carrier material have an average diameter of 0.09 to 0.8 mm and are coated with an active substance from veterinary medicine, and said active substance layer is covered with a protective layer of a physiologically compatible polymer matrix, and to the production of this animal medicine. It also relates to the usage of said double-coated, fine-grained particles of carrier material in the production of a preparation for veterinary medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Hubert Thoma, Uwe Thomas Schote, Ute Isele
  • Patent number: 8618078
    Abstract: A method for controlling intestinal function, blood sugar level, body fat or serum lipid, or maintaining and improving glucose tolerance. The method comprises giving to human body or animal foods and drinks, having health benefits, or enriched with health benefits, wherein the foods and drinks comprise as an active ingredient a hydrogenated, indigestible dextrin that is obtained by digesting pyrodextrin with an enzyme to obtain an indigestible dextrin, and then hydrogenating the indigestible dextrin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Matsutani Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuka Kishimoto, Hiroshi Oga, Noriko Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20130337030
    Abstract: A nutriment or medicament may have a neutral buoyancy for being suspended in a liquid, or at a desired depth within the liquid to improve consumption of the nutriment or medicament and reduce waste. Disclosed also are methods for making and using the neutrally buoyant products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Georgius Abidal Adam, Michael Keoni Manion
  • Patent number: 8603518
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of hydroxybutyrate and poly hydroxybutyrate as components of animal feed or feed additives, as well as to compositions, feed additives and feed containing them. The inventors surprisingly found that hydroxybutyrate and poly-hydroxybutyrate, preferably 3-hydroxybutyrate and poly-3-hydroxybutyrate, have a great potential for use in animal feed for modulation of the gut flora. More precisely, it has been found that poly-3-hydroxybutyrate or a microbial strain capable for producing poly-3-hydroxybutyrate can be used as a potential growth promoter or gut flora modulator by releasing SCFA, preferably 3-hydroxy butyric acid, in the gut micro flora. Further, the inventors found that 3-hydroxybutyrate and poly-3-hydroxybutyrate have a great potential for suppressing or inhibiting pathogenic bacteria in the gastro intestinal tract, e.g. have a antimicrobial activity against strains of Vibrio, E. coli and Salmonella.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Universiteit Gent
    Inventors: Nico Boon, Tom Defoirdt, Wim De Windt, Tom Van De Wiele, Willy Verstraete
  • Publication number: 20130309293
    Abstract: A pet chew forming apparatus for dispensing a medicament comprising a plunger having an elongated piston operable with a piston cylinder of a housing. The piston is extendable from and retractable into the piston cylinder by sliding movement, and includes a receptacle having an opening. The plunger is positionable in a first loading position relative to the housing to expose the opening to the receptacle such that a medicament is insertable into the receptacle through the opening, and positionable in a second loading position relative to the housing to expose the opening to the receptacle such that an edible composition is insertable into the receptacle through the opening. The plunger is also positionable in an ejection position relative to the housing to eject a pet chew comprising the edible composition and medicament from the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: T.F.H. PUBLICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Glen S. AXELROD, Nancy S. RIVADENEIRA
  • Patent number: 8586025
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a technique to inhibit methanogens from producing methane. The use of Alcaligenes faecalis can inhibit methanogens from producing methane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignees: Able Corporation
    Inventors: Isami Hatano, Makoto Shoda, Yoichi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8586077
    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: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Catherine Mace, Olivier Kevork Aprikian, Etienne Pouteau
  • Patent number: 8541019
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to palatable ductile chewable veterinary composition for oral administration. The composition is capable of killing endo-parasites and ecto-parasites and/or can be used for treating prophylactic or curative animal diseases, and it is useful for the treatment of any warm-blooded non-human animal, including herd animals, like horses, cattle, sheep or poultry and preferably pets like dogs and cats. It consists basically of (A) an effective amount of one or more ingredients that are active against animal pests, pathogens or animal diseases; (B) meat flavoring; (C) partially gelatinized starch; (D) a softener; and (E) up to 9% water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Ute Isele
  • Patent number: 8535708
    Abstract: A method for inhibiting a decline in learning and/or memory in an animal comprising maintaining the animal on an antioxidant-fortified diet for a period of at least about 3 years. The diet comprises at least one antioxidant in a total antioxidant amount effective to achieve such inhibition. Suitable antioxidants include vitamin E, vitamin C, ?-lipoic acid and antioxidant-containing plant meals. The methods are particularly useful for young adult canines such as dogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen Joy Wedekind, Steven Curtis Zicker
  • Patent number: 8529940
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for treating abnormal glucose metabolism and insulin resistance in an animal by feeding a diet comprising high protein and moderate amounts of carbohydrate and fat. The invention also provides a method for treating conditions associated with insulin resistance or decreased longevity by feeding an animal such diets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Dean Sunvold, Michael Anthony Ceddia, Jacqueline Sinclair Rand
  • Patent number: 8523975
    Abstract: Salts of mineral nutrients stabilized with amino acids and/or ammonium salt, product and food supplement in which they are included and procedures of obtention, where the salts are obtained with anions of organic acids or inorganic anions and metallic cations associated with amino acids and/or ammonium salt, in which the invention introduces its general structure: {[Ac]n?·Men+?n[Amino acid and/or ammonium salt]}·xH2O Where ? represents a covalent dative bond, These new compounds have better taste and more solubility in water, making them more bioavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventors: Eduardo Walter Ettlin, Jose Ruben Boccio, Adrian Tomas De Paoli, Edgardo Adrian Hager, Pablo Adrian De Paoli
  • Patent number: 8519008
    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: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Purina Animal Nutrition LLC
    Inventors: Brenda de Rodas, Cindie M. Luhman, Bill L. Miller, Paul A. Porter
  • Patent number: 8512787
    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: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer B.V.
    Inventors: Neil E. Paulsen, Roland Johnson, Michael Coffee
  • Patent number: 8501223
    Abstract: Dietary compositions and methods for reducing risk of developing hyperthyroidism in a feline are disclosed. The compositions and methods restrict the amount of selenium intake or restrict the amount of selenium and iodine intake in the feline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen J. Wedekind, Claudia A. Kirk
  • Patent number: 8501224
    Abstract: A composition comprising a physically discrete pet food oral intake composition coated with a physically stable film, the film comprising a component which is a) capable of carrying a beneficial agent to a site in the pet wherein the benefit agent is effective in producing a beneficial effect or b) capable of releasing the benefit agent into the mouth or alimentary canal with the benefit agent traveling to a site in the pet wherein the benefit agent is effective in producing a beneficial effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Scott Scherl, Chadwick Everett Dodd, Fernando Qvyjt
  • Patent number: 8501218
    Abstract: An edible chew pill jacket receives a pill/tablet or capsule that is to be administered to a pet, animal or human. The edible chew pill jacket includes a flexible top wall, side walls and bottom wall configured to form a chamber appointed to receive a pill. A flexible longitudinal slit is integrated within the top wall for providing access to the chamber for insertion of the pill within the edible chew pill jacket. The edible chew pill jacket is formulated with at least one flavoring to provide a tasty treat appointed to mask the pill's taste. The chew pill jacket substantially encapsulates the pill/tablet appointed to be orally ingested. The chew pill jacket may include medicament therein, nutrients, vitamins, or may simply be provided as a tasty treat to mask the taste of the pill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: I Did It, Inc
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 8481073
    Abstract: Methods of preventing adhesion between issues are provided that utilizes in situ crosslinked biomaterials. The biomaterial contains at least the crosslinked product of two biocompatible, non-immunogenic components having reactive groups thereon, with the functional groups selected so as to enable inter-reaction between the components, i.e., crosslinking. Exemplary uses for the crosslinked compositions include preventing adhesions following surgery or injury, and preventing scar tissue formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: AngioDevice International GmbH
    Inventors: George Y. Daniloff, Louis C. Sehl, Olof Mikael Trollsas, Jacqueline A. Schroeder, David M. Gravett, Philip M. Toleikis
  • Patent number: 8475834
    Abstract: A method of providing a pet with a benefit relating to effective assimilation of a lipid is described wherein the pet is administered, as a part of, or in addition to its regular diet, an edible composition that contains an ingredient that maintains, promotes or enhances the capacity of the pet to digest lipid efficiently. The invention extends to compositions for use in promoting lipid assimilation in pets, particularly senior or elderly pets. The compositions include pancreatic, liver and intestinal mucosa function-promoters. In embodiments, the liver function-promoter may be selected from taurine, emulsifiers, vitamins, minerals, glutathione and glutathione promoters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Gerardo Perez-Camargo, Avinash Patil, Carolyn J Cupp, Armand Malnoe
  • Patent number: 8465761
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions comprising at least one acidifying agent, at least one immune stimulating agent, at least one antioxidant, and optionally, at least one tissue regeneration agent. The compositions comprise pre-mixes for inclusion in the diets of piglets, wherein the diets have low levels of fermentable carbohydrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Novus International, Inc.
    Inventors: Felipe Navarro, Robert John Harrell, Bradley V. Lawrence, Randy L. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8445041
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for improving the fat firmness and meat quality of a meat animal and/or altering the ratio of saturated fatty acids to unsaturated fatty acids in meat by administering to a meat animal (e.g., pig) a composition comprising an amount of dehydrated castor oil that is effective to improve the quality indices of the animal's meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: NPD Investments, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick V. Bonsignore