Animal Food Patents (Class 424/442)
  • Patent number: 8388999
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions for preventing or treating inflammatory disease comprising one or more omega-3 fatty acids, one or more sulfur containing amino acids, and manganese and methods for preventing and treating inflammatory disease comprising administering such compositions to an animal susceptible to or suffering from inflammatory disease. In a preferred embodiment, the composition is admixed with one or more food ingredients to produce a food composition useful for preventing or treating inflammatory disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Gene Friesen, Ryan Michael Yamka
  • Patent number: 8388998
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions for preventing or treating inflammatory disease comprising one or more omega-3 fatty acids, one or more sulfur containing amino acids, and manganese and methods for preventing and treating inflammatory disease comprising administering such compositions to an animal susceptible to or suffering from inflammatory disease. In a preferred embodiment, the composition is admixed with one or more food ingredients to produce a food composition useful for preventing or treating inflammatory disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Gene Friesen, Ryan Michael Yamka
  • Patent number: 8377487
    Abstract: The invention refers to the use of a mixture of naringin, bitter orange extract and sepiolite to improve ruminal fermentation in ruminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Exquim, S.A.
    Inventors: Maria del Mar Serra, Fernando Heredia, Francisco Javier Crespo, Joaquim Balcells
  • Patent number: 8329209
    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: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced BioNutrition Corporation
    Inventor: Moti Harel
  • Patent number: 8329190
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for modulating the immune responses induced by Gram negative bacteria, potential pathogenic Gram positive bacteria and/or their derivatives, comprising lipoteichoic acid from lactic acid bacteria as an active ingredient. It also relates to the use of a lipoteichoic acid from lactic acid bacteria as an active ingredient and/or lactic acid bacteria producing it and/or its supernatant of culture, in the manufacture of a medicament, an oral or topical product for cosmetic, dermatological or ophtalmological applications, a food or petfood composition for modulating bacterial colonization, immune responses and decreasing the inflammatory processes associated with bacterially-mediated disease and infection in the gastrointestinal tract, bone, skin, eye, ear, lung and oral cavity. The invention also relates to lipoteichoic acid selected thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A., Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Karine Vidal, Anne Donnet-Hughes, Dominique-Anne Granato, Irene Corthesy-Theulaz
  • Publication number: 20120301534
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for lowering the feed conversion rate in a vertebrate comprising inhibiting the function of secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC), wherein the feed conversion rate is defined as the mass of the feed eaten divided by the body mass gain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: TZONG-YUEH CHEN, YI-LING HUANG
  • Patent number: 8318196
    Abstract: The invention relates to aqueous formulations comprising alkoxylated castor oils with 15-25 ethyleneoxy units and a vitamin, preferably a fat-soluble vitamin, as well as to the use of such formulations in the process to administer the vitamin to an animal, or to make personal care formulations comprising the vitamin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventor: Inger Olausson
  • Publication number: 20120288552
    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: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: MOTI HAREL, BRIAN CARPENTER
  • Patent number: 8303979
    Abstract: The invention relates to products and methods for increasing the productivity in farming by improving the fertility of healthy farming mammals. More in particular, the invention relates to products and methods for improving the fertility of animals by reducing placental insufficiency. According to the invention, this is obtained by providing a product which is enriched in L-arginine. The arginine products of the invention may be applied to improve fertility, which may be used in improving the yield in viable offspring of an animal livestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Nutreco Nederland B.V.
    Inventor: Tette van der Lende
  • Patent number: 8293266
    Abstract: Disclosed is the continuous supplementation of poultry feeding stuffs with paromomycin and the resulting effects of prophylaxis against histomoniasis, ensuing decrease of mortality and the reduction of horizontal spreading of the disease. Also observed are improved zoo-technical performances, increase in weight gain and feed efficiency, both in healthy as well as diseased birds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Huvepharma AD
    Inventor: Koen Luc De Gussem
  • Patent number: 8277801
    Abstract: A delivery system for various functional compounds is disclosed. The delivery system incorporates a composition containing alumina. Various functional materials containing particular moieties may be adsorbed onto the alumina and used as desired. The functional compounds can be, for instance, pharmaceuticals, xenobiotics, anti-microbial agents, anti-viral agents, UV absorbers, odor control agents, fragrances, and the like. In one particular embodiment, for instance, certain dyes can be adsorbed onto the alumina surfaces. Once the dye is adsorbed onto the alumina surface, the resulting particles can be combined with a liquid vehicle for use in any suitable printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lye, John Gavin MacDonald
  • Patent number: 8263113
    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: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Scott Scherl, Chadwick Everett Dodd, Fernando Qvyjt
  • Patent number: 8263147
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of reducing the risk or severity of retinopathy of prematurity in preterm infants. The method comprises (a) measuring skin carotenoid levels in preterm infants, preferably by Raman Spectroscopy, and then (b) administering supplemental carotenoids to those infants in need thereof, wherein the supplemental carotenoids comprise lutein, lycopene, beta-carotene, and zeaxanthin. The supplemental carotenoids may be provided by an infant formula comprising, on a ready-to-feed basis, from about 100 to about 2000 mcg/liter of total carotenoids, wherein the total carotenoids include at least about 50 mcg/liter of lutein. The formulas may further comprise docosahexaenoic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Bridget Barrett-Reis, Pamela T. Price, Amy Mackey
  • Patent number: 8252314
    Abstract: This invention is directed generally to compositions (including foods, supplements, treats, toys, etc.) for animal (including pet) consumption, and particularly hypoallergenic compositions, and more particularly semi-solid hypoallergenic compositions and hypoallergenic compositions that comprise a hydrolysate. 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: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Dierking, Dennis Jewell, Luis Montelongo, Fernando Qvyjt, Naina Shah, Timothy Vande Giessen
  • Patent number: 8252315
    Abstract: This invention is directed generally to compositions (including foods, supplements, treats, toys, etc.) for animal (including pet) consumption, and particularly hypoallergenic compositions, and more particularly semi-solid hypoallergenic compositions and hypoallergenic compositions that comprise a hydrolysate. 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: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Dierking, Dennis Edward Jewell, Luis Jose Montelongo, Fernando Qvyjt, Naina Kiran Shah, Timothy Glen Vande Giessen
  • Patent number: 8252313
    Abstract: Dietary compositions and methods for restoring normal thyroid function in a feline having hyperthyroidism to a more nearly normal state are disclosed. The compositions and methods restrict the amount of iodine intake in the feline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen Wedekind, Claudia Kirk, Raymond Nachreiner, Timothy VandeGiessen, Kim Gene Friesen
  • Patent number: 8231910
    Abstract: A method of preparing a trace element solution includes the steps of providing at least one EDTA-complex, providing a sodium selenite solution, and combining the EDTA-complex(es) and the sodium selenite solution to form a trace element solution. An EDTA complex is prepared by using disodium EDTA or EDTA acid, selenium, and any other suitable mineral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Warburton Trading Limited
    Inventors: Robert Naylor Laurie, Lambertus Petrus Vosloo
  • Patent number: 8226973
    Abstract: Edible compositions useful for weight management in male animals are disclosed. The compositions comprise one or more isoflavones or isoflavone metabolites and are particularly useful for reducing or preventing the accumulation of body fat. Also disclosed are methods useful for weight management in an animal utilizing compositions comprising one or more isoflavones. The compositions and methods are particularly useful for the reduction or prevention of body fat accumulation during periods of excess caloric intake, and preferably have a sparing effect on lean body mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Nestec, S. A.
    Inventor: Yuanlong Pan
  • Patent number: 8221727
    Abstract: A comestible, water-based composition containing natural ingredients provides an effective amount of at least one active ingredient selected to reduce the proliferation of bacteria in the mouth of animals to treat and improve the dental health of animals. The composition can be administered to animals in the form of their daily intake of water and may be especially packaged for ready use and consumption by animals in pre-packaged and portable doses. Compositions containing natural ingredients and formulated as toothpastes for animal dental care are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: HealthyMouth, LLC
    Inventor: Karen Albert
  • Patent number: 8211461
    Abstract: The invention features compositions for administration of an oxidatively transformed carotenoid or a component thereof and methods of promoting weight gain and feed conversion efficiency therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Chemaphor Inc.
    Inventors: Graham William Burton, Janusz Daroszewski
  • Patent number: 8197842
    Abstract: A novel dietary supplement and methods for the manufacture of the same are disclosed for feeding to equines and other animals. The dietary supplement of the present invention is beneficial to the health of equines and other animals. The dietary supplement of the present invention consists of safe and natural ingredients rather than drugs, and is orally administrable. The ingredients of the dietary supplement make the dietary supplement of the present invention highly beneficial to the health of equines and other animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Freedom Health, LLC
    Inventors: Peter M. J. Bedding, Franklin L. Pellegrini
  • Patent number: 8198067
    Abstract: A microbial biomass, made from algae, bacteria, fungi, yeast, or combinations thereof, provides a feed for animals raised either in agriculture or aquaculture. A feed additive, and a therapeutic composition can also be made from a microbial biomass of algae, bacteria, fungi, yeast, or combinations thereof. The feed, feed additive, and therapeutic composition can comprise one or more proteins, peptides, antibodies, antibody fragments, or a combination thereof, wherein said proteins, peptides, antibodies, antibody fragments, or a combination thereof are non-native to the microbes of the biomass. The biomass can have therapeutic, bioactive, nutritional, and/or immunogenic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Bionutrtion Corporation
    Inventor: David J. Kyle
  • Patent number: 8197863
    Abstract: A method of using hop acids for increasing food and energy uptake from feed by livestock is described which includes delivering the hop acids for oral ingestion to the animals by mixing the acids with livestock feed. The acids are mixed with the feed in an amount to inhibit certain types of undesirable bacteria in the livestock's digestive system, thereby increasing the production of propionate and lactate and decreasing the production of methane gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: John I. Haas, Inc.
    Inventor: John Paul Maye
  • Patent number: 8142810
    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: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Dean Sunvold, Michael Anthony Ceddia, Jacqueline Sinclair Rand
  • Patent number: 8133503
    Abstract: A feline pet food comprising a dietary level of protein and a supplemental amount of at least one amino acid in an amount sufficient to provide a feline lean body mass protection equivalent to about a 50% protein feline pet food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nestec Ltd.
    Inventors: Dorothy P. Laflamme, Barbara McCracken
  • Publication number: 20120058173
    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: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: PURINA MILLS, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Weakley, Kent J. Lanter, Lawrence F. Reutzel
  • Patent number: 8128956
    Abstract: A pet food product for hairball treatment that includes a shell component completely surrounding an inner component to form one dual textured pet food product, wherein the shell component is harder than the inner component. The shell component can include a mixture of soluble and insoluble fiber and can include at least one ingredient comprising a carbohydrate, fat, protein or combination thereof. The inner component comprises a mixture of ingredients, wherein the ingredients include a lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mars, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan A. Torney, Kasim A. Zubair, Liisa Mooney, Frank Shields, Tiffany L. Bierer
  • Patent number: 8114455
    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: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer B.V.
    Inventors: Neil E. Paulsen, Roland Johnson, Michael Coffee
  • Publication number: 20120027836
    Abstract: A novel Edwardsiella ictaluri E-ict-VL33 strain, a vaccine derived from the novel Edwardsiella ictaluri E-ict-VL33 strain, especially in immersion form and oral form, and a method for protecting fishes from the infection of Edwardsiella ictaluri, especially catfish, the method including a primary immersion immunization using immersion vaccine, and after an appropriate period, boosting by oral vaccination, resulting in a strong and long-lasting immunity for fishes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: TSUN-YUNG KUO, HSU CHUNG GABRIEL CHEN
  • Patent number: 8101170
    Abstract: The invention relates to a probiotic health or fitness promoting human or animal foodstuff and/or drinking water additive, comprising a mixture of microorganisms, selected from the group Enterococcus faecium, DSM 16211, Lactobacillus reuteri, DSM 16350, Lactobacillus salivarius ssp. salivarius, DSM 16351, Pediococcus acidilactici, DSM 16210, Bifidobacterium animalis and DSM 16284. The invention further relates to a use of the human or animal foodstuff and/or drinking water additive, in particular for prevention of the harmful effect of a number of undesirable germs in the digestive system of animals and/or domestic birds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Erber Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Regina Plail, Gerd Schatzmayr, Eva Maria Binder, Michaela Mohnl, Alfred Klimitsch, Sabine Nitsch, Viviana Klose
  • Patent number: 8101172
    Abstract: A Unique Solenopsis invicta virus (SINV 3) has been identified and its genome sequenced. Oligonucleotide primers have been developed using the isolated nucleic acid sequences of the SINV 3. The virus is used as a biocontrol agent for control of fire ants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Steven Valles, Yoshifumi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8097288
    Abstract: A method of reducing an involuntary cull in production animals. The method comprising the step of administering to the production animals a composition comprising an effective amount of a pomegranate extract substantially derived from the whole fruits of pomegranate. The pomegranate extract can be in powder, liquid or solid form and mixed into foods as part of a regular regime of the production animals diet. When site specific treatment is needed such as with mastitis in milk cows the pomegranate extract may be injected directly to the site where treatment is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: POM Wonderful, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Dreher
  • Patent number: 8088410
    Abstract: An oil composition containing 25-hydroxy Vitamin D3 and an oil is provided. In addition an emulsion, a microencapsulated oil composition, and a feed premix composition each containing 25-hydroxy Vitamin D3 are provided. Methods of making an oil composition, a microencapsulated oil composition, and a feed premix containing 25-hydroxy Vitamin D3 are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Tritsch, Li-Qun Yu, Stephen Thomas Mazzaro
  • Patent number: 8088409
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for improving animal skin health and/or pelage quality that utilize one or more omega-6 fatty acids and one or more omega-3 fatty acids at a total omega-6 to total omega-3 fatty acid ratio of from about 1 to less than 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Gene Friesen, Ryan Michael Yamka
  • Patent number: 8084051
    Abstract: Therapeutic medical garments for scar treatment includes a composite fabric for treating dermatological scars, wherein a layer of textile fabric and a layer of a therapeutic agent produce a composite sheet suitable for the treatment of dermatologic scars resulting from traumatic, surgical or other injuries to the skin. The composite sheet may be fashioned into garments fitted to the patient for convenience of use, optimization of skin contact, and single step application of pressure therapy and the therapeutic agent. A process of use of the medical garment for applying therapeutic agent and pressure therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Bio Med Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark E. Dillon
  • Patent number: 8057809
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compositions comprising copepods, such as marine Calanus species, process for the production thereof and use of said compositions in the prevention and/or treatment of ectoparasite infestations in animals. Further the invention relates to methods for prevention and/or treatment of ectoparasite infestations in aquatic animals, particularly fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Calanus AS
    Inventors: Jan Raa, Gunnar Rørstad
  • Publication number: 20110256208
    Abstract: An edible carrier for animal medication includes a main body with an accepting space and a cover, where the main body and cover are all made of an animal food material. The main body and cover respectively have annular first and second walls corresponding to each other, where the first wall and second wall respectively have a first engagement unit and second engagement unit corresponding to each other. Medicine may be placed in the accepting space, and the cover is then coupled to the main body fixedly by engaging the first engagement unit with the second engagement unit such that the medicine can be secured in the main body, and the carrier has a general shape and odor of animal food, and is mixed together with the food conveniently to feed animals, ensuring that animals cannot differentiate medicine from the food, thereby allowing animals to eat the medicine effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: HERMOSA THIN FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: KOW-JE LING
  • Patent number: 8034373
    Abstract: Methods for the reduction or prevention of oxidative stress in an animal comprising administering to the animal an effective amount of a composition comprising astaxanthin and/or Vitamin E are described. Also described are compositions comprising astaxanthin and/or Vitamin E, the compositions being effective for the reduction or prevention of oxidative stress in an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Nestec S. A.
    Inventors: Arleigh J. Reynolds, Janet R. Jackson, Mark K. Waldron
  • Patent number: 8034372
    Abstract: A method for helping pets recover from periods of strenuous activity includes providing a source of carbohydrates formulated to provide a readily available replenishment source of glycogen for the pet and providing a replenishment source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which are expended at rates that are higher during the strenuous activity than during non-strenuous activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Nestec, Ltd.
    Inventors: Monique Y. Sidebottom, Arleigh J. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8029819
    Abstract: A diet system for promoting comprehensive weight management in companion animals. The diet system includes a stage I pet food product for promoting weight loss and building lean body mass and a stage II pet food product for maintaining the weight loss and the lean body mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Mars Incorporated
    Inventors: Tiffany L. Bierer, Claudia Chow, Linh M. Bui, Michael J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8025552
    Abstract: The invention is directed to water-dispersible, substantially homogeneous artificial diets and diet formulations which provide honey bees with a fully nutritious, complex mixture of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and vitamins in an easily digestible form. The diets of the invention support growth and development of honey bees, sustain brood rearing, and maintain hive vigor, and thus make possible the continuous rearing of bees using an artificial diet. The invention diets are useful for many purposes, and are particularly advantageous for providing nutrition sources for bees that are moved during commercial crop pollination or for other migratory beekeeping uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignees: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, The Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona, S.A.F.E. Research & Development, LLC
    Inventors: Allen C. Cohen, Gordon I. Wardell, Fabiana Ahumada-Segura
  • Patent number: 8003114
    Abstract: The invention relates to the abfB-2 gene of Penicillium funiculosum that codes for a type B ?-L-arabinofuranosidase and has a cellulose binding domain. This enzyme ?-L-arabinofuranosidase can be incorporated in nutritional additives or in foods for animals for which it improves the digestibility and thus the nutritional value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Adisseo France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean Marie Francois, Jean-Luc Parrou, Olivier Tourrasse, Olivier Nore
  • Patent number: 7998502
    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: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Bionutrition Corp.
    Inventor: Moti Harel
  • Patent number: 7998712
    Abstract: There are provided polyunsaturated fatty acids-containing oils/fats or triglycerides with high digestion and absorption properties and resistance to oxidative damage, which are suitable for applications in fields such as modified milk for infants, food products and healthy foods and/or supplements, produced by transesterification of polyunsaturated fatty acids-containing oils/fats or triglycerides with vegetable oils/fats or triglycerides using 1,3-position specific type lipases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Motoo Sumida, Kenichi Higashiyama
  • Patent number: 7993669
    Abstract: A novel dietary supplement and nutritional aid and methods for the manufacture and administration of the same are disclosed for the efficacious treatment and/or prevention of digestive tract ulcers in horses and other animals. The dietary supplement of the present invention is effective in treating and/or preventing gastric ulcers, and in treating colonic ulcers as well. The dietary supplement of the present invention consists of safe and natural ingredients rather than drugs, and is orally administrable. The ingredients of the dietary supplement of the present invention when combined provide a synergistic efficacy which greatly exceeds the sum of the efficacies of the individual ingredients, making the dietary supplement highly effective in the treatment of digestive tract ulcers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Freedom Health, LLC
    Inventors: Peter M. J. Bedding, Franklin L. Pellegrini
  • Patent number: 7988989
    Abstract: A novel nutritional product and methods for the manufacture and administration of the same are disclosed for the feeding of equine foals and other animals. The nutritional product of the present invention is effective in supporting the growth and health of equine foals, and in supporting and stimulating its immune system as well. The nutritional product of the present invention consists of safe and natural ingredients rather than drugs, and is orally administrable. The ingredients of the nutritional product of the present invention when combined provide a synergistic efficacy which greatly exceeds the sum of the efficacies of the individual ingredients, making the nutritional product highly effective in promoting and enhancing the growth, nutritional uptake, and immune system of equine foals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Freedom Health, LLC
    Inventors: Peter M. J. Bedding, Franklin L. Pellegrini
  • Patent number: 7968106
    Abstract: The invention relates to the abfB-1 gene of Penicillium funiculosum that codes for a type B ?-L-arabinofuranosidase. This enzyme ?-L-arabinofuranosidase can be incorporated in nutritional additives or in foods for animals for which it improves the digestibility and thus the nutritional value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Adisseo France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean Marie Francois, Jean-Luc G. Parrou, Olivier Tourrasse, Olivier Nore
  • Patent number: 7959944
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of S-adenosyl-L-methionine or its salts for preparing a composition for the regulation of behavioral problems in pets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Virbac
    Inventors: Georges Bufala, Christophe Reme
  • Patent number: 7955632
    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: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Bayer B.V.
    Inventors: Neil E. Paulsen, Roland Johnson, Michael Coffee
  • Patent number: RE43582
    Abstract: The subject invention is a carrier or product formed of a matrix having starch, sugar, fat, polyhydric alcohol and water in suitable ratios such that there exists a water activity of 0.6-0.75. The water activity of the product matrix may be adjusted up or down so that the availability of water in the finished product is not detrimental to the included active ingredient, be it pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, or a vitamin mineral complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: EZ-Med Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Edwin H. Christensen