Animal Food Patents (Class 424/442)
  • Publication number: 20110129518
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes feeding animals with probiotic microbes encapsulated in a mixture of xanthan gum and chitosan, or in gelatin, specifically Pediococcus acidilactici and Saccharomyces boulardii. Such encapsulation protects the viability of the probiotic microbes against unfavorable temperatures. An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes methods of using viable probiotics in therapy of birds and mammals infected with infectious diseases. Probiotics acted as adjuvants in stimulating antibody reaction and stimulated a cellular immunity response. In particular, probiotics were shown to reduce the number of viable oocytes from fecal samples, stimulate antibody production, and stimulate of proliferation of splenocytes in chickens infected with Eimeria. In addition, probiotics were shown to relieve symptoms of parvovirus infection in dogs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: IMAGILIN TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Jhy-Jhu Lin
  • Patent number: 7951408
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for improved ruminant diets are disclosed. The invention relates to the use of metal ion/metal ion salts in ruminant feed, at levels from about 0.25 to about 1 g/kg dry matter, in any ruminant diet, for improvement of bypass protein content, as well as to influence the rate of rumen starch digestion and the flow of starch to the duodenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: ADM Alliance Nutrition Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Cecava, Perry H. Doane, James L. Dunn
  • Patent number: 7935501
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of co-expression of an antimicrobial agent and an enzyme, with a view to improving yield and/or overall production economy. Examples of antimicrobial agents are antimicrobial peptides such as lactoferricins and antimicrobial enzymes such as lysozyme and glucose oxidase, and examples of enzymes are endoglucanase, xylanase, phytase, protease, galactanase, mannanase, dextranase, alpha-galactosidase, pectate lyase, alpha-amylase and glucoamylase. A fusion product comprising the antimicrobial agent and the enzyme and a cleavable linker is novel, and can be used in animal feed and animal feed additives. The invention also describes the use of a protection domain wherein at least 50% of the amino acid residues comprised in the peptide protection domain are D (Asp) and/or E (Glu). The protection or quenching domain serves to temporarily and reversibly inactivate the antimicrobial peptide during the expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Novozymes Pharma Biotec A/S
    Inventors: Ejner Bech Jensen, Hans-Henrik Kristensen Høgenhaug, Peter Kamp Hansen, Poul Erik Pedersen, Per Holse Mygind
  • Publication number: 20110091522
    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: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Marni Markell Murwitz
  • Patent number: 7910127
    Abstract: This invention relates to the selection and use of nonpathogenic, lysine-uptake stimulating lactic acid bacteria strains, and products and methods using such strains for example for improvement of fur-coat and claws quality in pet-animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Biogaia AB
    Inventors: Eamonn Connolly, Bo Mollstam
  • Patent number: 7910604
    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 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Novus International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mercedes Vazquez-Anon, Gavin R. Bowman
  • Publication number: 20110052661
    Abstract: An edible product for oral hygiene of a pet, the product being chewable by the pet to remove plaque, tartar and stain from the teeth of the pet and to reduce breath odor of the pet. The dental hygiene product includes a body formed of a first set of constituent components and a second set of constituent components, the first set of constituent components including abrasive components and one or more breath freshening components, the combination when chewed by the pet effecting the removal of plaque, tartar and stain and the inhibition of breath odor, the second set of constituent components including an abrasive component and one or more active components, the abrasive component when chewed by the pet effecting the removal of plaque, tartar and stain from the teeth of the pet, the one or more active components being characterized by the active components disrupting growth of bacteria in the pet's mouth thereby inhibiting plaque and tartar formation and breath odor from a bacterial source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Susan Datz Weiss
  • Patent number: 7892218
    Abstract: A formulation effective in reducing the pH in a menstruating vagina or in a tampon inserted therein to below pH 5.5, comprising (a) 3-100% by weight of glycolide; (b) optionally 97-15% by weight of a solid organic acid; and (c) optionally 5-30% of a wetting agent. Also disclosed is a catamenial tampon for insertion in a human vagina which comprises the pH reducing formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Rostam Ltd.
    Inventors: Theodor Stern, Ram Kluger
  • Patent number: 7887832
    Abstract: Disclosed are popping pharmaceutical compositions, which comprise OTC or prescription drug, and popping material. The popping material includes pressurized gas trapped within cavities of a pharmaceutically acceptable material in a manner that allows the gas to escape from the pharmaceutical composition upon dissolution, contact with saliva or shattering of the popping material. Such an oral pharmaceutical composition may be popular with children that will prefer it on other ones, which do not pop. Methods for preparation of such oral pharmaceutical compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: CTS Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sigal First, Rina Yamin
  • Patent number: 7883730
    Abstract: Use of lysine imines and compositions containing them as a source of rumen protected lysine for ruminant animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Zinpro Corporation
    Inventors: Peter A. Stark, Mahmoud M. Abdel-Monem
  • Publication number: 20110027343
    Abstract: A method of providing an animal food having an active. A Probiotic animal food having a low water activity that can be contained within a package having a low vapor transmission rate. The animal food can have a shelf life sufficient to deliver a target dose of Probiotic to an animal. The water activity of the animal food can be controlled. The activity level of the Probiotic can be controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Monika Barbara Horgan, Gregory Dean Sunvold, Stephen Robert Glassmeyer, Patrick Joseph Corrigan, Michelle Marie Houston
  • Publication number: 20100322995
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fish food capsule, comprising a capsule casing and a liquid or suspension-like fish food product enclosed in the capsule casing, wherein a gas phase determining the buoyancy of the fish food capsule is provided in the fish food capsule, and to the use thereof, a fish food kit, and a method for producing the fish food capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: AYANDA GMBH & CO. KG, FALKENHAGEN
    Inventor: Jens Geselle
  • Patent number: 7850989
    Abstract: A product and method for treating dehydration in neonatal calves. The product is administered to dehydrated calves during treatment, to the exclusion of milk replacers or electrolytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Provimi North America, Inc.
    Inventor: T Mark Hill
  • Patent number: 7846470
    Abstract: The invention relates to a feed containing conventional feed substances, or feed additives for producing said feed. According to the invention, the feed or feed additive contains a protopine alkaloid, in particular ?-allocryptopine, preferably in combination with at least one benzophenanthridine alkaloid in an active quantity as a stimulant and appetite enhancer for commercial animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventor: Hermann Roth
  • Patent number: 7846471
    Abstract: Use of essential amino acid imines and compositions containing them as a source of rumen protected essential amino acids for ruminant animals. Preferred are histidine and methionine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Zinpro Corporation
    Inventors: Peter A. Stark, Mahmoud M. Abdel-Monem
  • Patent number: 7837649
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nasal clip including two parts which are both injection molded. The first part, the base with a holster cavity for the second piece, the scent bar, which is impregnated with an aromatic substance such as essential oils, or aromatic medications. The purpose of the holster cavity is to keep the scent bar away from the skin, since the oils can irritate the skin if in direct contact. The base is fashioned in a way with various openings in order to emit as much aroma as possible. The scent bar is formed of a porous material, such as a poly-olefin plastic that undergoes a process of impregnation on saturation with the aromatic substance. The concentration of each type of aromatic substance will determine the length of time the scent bar will be soaked with may range from as little as a few hours to as much as a week. The nature of the poly-olefin plastic is to naturally absorb up to 30% of the aromatic substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: Clifford S. Aboff
  • Patent number: 7829126
    Abstract: Disclosed are infant formulas and corresponding methods of using them to promote retinal health and vision development in infants. The formulas, which are free of egg phospholipids and comprise fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins, and minerals, including docosahexaenoic acid and, on a ready-to-feed basis, at least about 50 mcg/liter of lutein, wherein the weight ratio of lutein (mcg) to docosahexaenoic acid (mg) is from about 1:2 to about 10:1. The formulas are also believed to be especially useful in reducing the risk of retinopathy of prematurity in preterm infants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Bridget Barrett-Reis, Pamela T. Price, Amy Mackey
  • Patent number: 7824706
    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: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Freedom Health, LLC
    Inventors: Peter M. J. Bedding, Franklin L. Pellegrini
  • Patent number: 7824705
    Abstract: The invention relates to the food and medical industries, medical cosmetics, dermatology, agriculture and the mixed feed industry. According to the invention vicinal dithioglycole (common formula RCH(SH)CH(SH)R?1 (I)) is used as a food additive, a food product, physiologically-active substances and active ingredients of forage additives and of forage, in cosmetic and/or dermatological and skin-therapeutic remedies. The invention comprises methods for producing such additives, products and remedies. The substance of formula (I) stimulates physiological processes, increases human and animal immunity, inhibits undesirable process in organisms and food products, produces curative and preventive action of skin, hair and nails and after vicinal dithioglycole is administered the intoxication effect of alcohol consumption known as hang-over is completely removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventors: Sergei Mikhailovich Zenovich, Boris Khaimovich Strelets
  • Patent number: 7820196
    Abstract: The invention relates to the food and medical industries, medical cosmetics, dermatology, agriculture and the mixed feed industry. According to the invention vicinal dithioglycole (common formula RCH(SH)CH(SH)R?1 (I)) is used as a food additive, a food product, physiologically-active substances and active ingredients of forage additives and of forage, in cosmetic and/or dermatological and skin-therapeutic remedies. The invention comprises methods for producing such additives, products and remedies. The substance of formula (I) stimulates physiological processes, increases human and animal immunity, inhibits undesirable process in organisms and food products, produces curative and preventive action of skin, hair and nails and after vicinal dithioglycole is administered the intoxication effect of alcohol consumption known as hang-over is completely removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventors: Sergei Mikhailovich Zenovich, Boris Khaimovich Strelets
  • Patent number: 7815930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a food and feed supplement, and its use, where the supplement comprise as the basic component at least one carboxylic acid and/or its salt, an iron component and vitamins B6, B9 and B12 in amounts corresponding to at least that which theoretically can be consumed during the metabolism of the COOH-groups present. The supplement may also contain a desiccant and an antioxidant. The supplement will have a pH in the range 2.0-6.0 when dissolved in water. The supplement is characterized in that the amounts of the vitamins B6, B9 and B12 are in the range of 0.5-30 mg, 0.1-10 mg and 1-1500 ?g/gram dry weight of the content of the pure carboxylic acids in the supplement, respectively. The supplement can be used in animal feed in amounts of 0.5-15 grams dry supplement/kg dry feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Pigeon Vitality AS
    Inventors: Frode Brakstad, Morten Harrington Raaholt
  • Patent number: 7807144
    Abstract: This invention features a composition that includes a multiple-cell organism for use as food for an aquatic animal (e.g., a fish or a shrimp), and a single-cell organism fed to, and as a result, bioencapsulated by, the multiple-cell organism. The single-cell organism has been transformed to express a recombinant antigen that induces an immune response in the aquatic animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Academia Sinica
    Inventors: Huey-Lang Yang, John Han-You Lin, James Chein-Chih Yu
  • Patent number: 7790209
    Abstract: The invention provides a total enteral nutritious composition containing proteins, sugars, fats, minerals and vitamins, which improves serum albumin and ameliorates bedsores. The total enteral nutritious composition has a zinc/copper weight ratio of 10-25, and a zinc content of 1.5 mg or greater, a copper content of 0.075-0.15 mg, a sodium content of at least 185 mg, a vitamin B1 content of at least 0.30 mg, a vitamin B2 content of at least 0.25 mg and a protein content of at least 4.0 g, per 100 kcal of the composition. Preferably it has a protein content of at least 5.0 g, a vitamin B6 content of at least 0.30 mg, a biotin content of at least 1.0 ?g, a vitamin B12 content of at least 0.20 ?g, a folic acid content of at least 20 ?g, a ?-carotene content of at least 100 ?g and a vitamin C content of at least 10 mg. Medium-chain fatty acid oils preferably constitute 35% by weight of the fats of the fat source, per 100 kcal of the composition. The preferred composition viscosity is 6-18 mPa·s (25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Ohmori, Naoki Hayashi, Kiyoshi Fujita, Hideki Tanaka, Kazunori Saima, Itaru Kon, Miki Tomoe
  • Patent number: 7785635
    Abstract: According to the present invention there are provided methods of use in companion animals of probiotic bacteria of the genus Lactobacilli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas William-Maxwell Boileau, Michael Anthony Ceddia, Gary Mitchell Davenport, Barry Pius Kiely, Liam Diarmuid O'Mahony, Gregory Dean Sunvold, Mark Alan Tetrick, Robert Jason Vickers
  • Patent number: 7771752
    Abstract: An animal feed supplement includes fish meal as a source of omega 3 long chain fatty acids for inclusion in the diet of an animal. The animal feed supplement also includes at least one naturally-occurring antioxidant; at least one synthetic antioxidant; an antibacterial agent; an anti-mold/anti-fungal agent; and an anti-chemical activity agent. The omega 3 long chain fatty acids are provided at a level which maximizes the nutritional value of food produce from the animal, but without taint of the food produce. The feed supplement is greater than 5% of the total dietary intake of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Bartlett Grain Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian Bartlett, John Wingate
  • Patent number: 7763273
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a method for reducing the production of methane emanating from the digestion of animal by using one or more essential oil compounds selected from the group consisting of limonene, eugenol, a silicylate, quinoline, vanilla, thymol and a cresol, which are administered to the animal feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventor: Riccardo Losa
  • Patent number: 7758884
    Abstract: The absorption and deposition of carotenoids added to poultry diets into the yolk of eggs produced by the poultry is improved by adding a carotenoid formulation comprising a carotenoid, a vegetable oil, a surfactant, a chelating agent, an antioxidant, an alkali and a solvent. The carotenoid formulation can reduce the crystalline nature of lutein for its better dissolution in the formulation and the diet. This new formulation is capable of making more micelles for an effective transfer of lutein from the formulations to the aqueous layer. The new formulation can increase the bioavailability of lutein in chicken biological system and leads to more deposition in the blood and the egg. The lutein deposition in the egg was consistent for an extended period of time when this new formulation was added to the diet. Addition of this carotenoid formulation to the diet increased the antioxidant power of the blood. Eggs produced by poultry fed diets supplemented by the formulation have in excess of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Kemin Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Leow Sai Kaw, Goh Swee Keng, Jesuadimai Ignatius Xavier Antony, Hai Meng Tan
  • Patent number: 7754677
    Abstract: A composition suitable for mammalian oral ingestion in a mammal having GI tract inflammation comprising an anti-diarrhea effective amount of glutamine, fermentable fiber(s), antioxidant(s), and omega-3 fatty acid(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Christina Khoo, Kathy Lynn Gross, Dennis Jewell, Karen Wedekind, Steven Zicker
  • Publication number: 20100166831
    Abstract: A nucleotide-containing feed supplement having improved water stability and dietary efficacy is provided. The feed supplement includes a core containing at least one nucleotide microencapsulated within a coating such as a protein material. The microencapsulated nucleotide feed supplement can be combined with a nutrient base to provide a feed formulation adapted for use in aquatic environments. A method of making the microencapsulated nucleotide feed supplement is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: THE ROAN GROUP, INC
    Inventors: Alfred J. Dentone, Robert A. Guthrie, Delbert M. Gatlin, Addision Lawrence, Peng Li
  • Patent number: 7744917
    Abstract: This invention is directed generally to compositions (including foods nutritional supplements, treats, and toys) for animal consumption, particularly compositions that comprise omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, and particularly compositions that tend to aid in reducing mitogen-activated-protein (“MAP”) kinase activity in animals. This invention also is directed generally to methods for using such compositions, particularly to methods for using such compositions to reduce MAP kinase activity in animals, and particularly to methods for using such compositions to treat a cancer or tissue hyperplasia. This invention is further directed generally to processes for making such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Virginia Intellectual Properties Inc.
    Inventors: Kathy L. Gross, Inke Paetau-Robinson, Korinn E. Saker
  • Patent number: 7731790
    Abstract: The invention concerns a conditioned composition comprising at least a liquid absorbed on a support containing a precipitated silica, said silica being in the form of substantially spherical beads and having: a mean pellet size greater than 150 ?m; a filling density in compact state(DRT) greater than 0.29; an oversize rate for a grid with mesh aperture size of 75 ?m of at least 92% by weight. The invention also concerns the use of such a silica as a support for liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Rhodia Chimie
    Inventor: Jean-François Viot
  • Patent number: 7723388
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a mixture of fatty acids or derivatives thereof derived from secretions of the uropygial glands of birds are disclosed. This composition, named an avian appeasing pheromone, can be used to decrease stress, anxiety and agressiveness in birds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Fideline
    Inventor: Patrick Pageat
  • Patent number: 7704521
    Abstract: Use of essential amino acid imines and compositions containing them as a source of rumen protected essential amino acids for ruminant animals. Preferred are histidine and methionine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Zinpro Corporation
    Inventors: Peter A. Stark, Mahmoud Abdel-Monem
  • Patent number: 7700127
    Abstract: This invention provides composite gels to, e.g., efficiently deliver unmodified amino acids, lipids, and/or feed supplements through the rumen of a ruminant animal. The invention also provides methods to make and use composite gels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Moshe Rosenberg, Edward J. DePeters
  • Patent number: 7687064
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for increasing the lipopolysaccharide-induced secretion of IL-1 by macrophages, for increasing serum levels of IL-1 in a mammal, for increasing the serum level of IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) in a mammal, for increasing the secretion of IL-1 by a monocyte, for increasing the secretion of IL-1Ra by a monocyte, for increasing the secretion of IL-1Ra by a macrophage, for increasing expression of TLR4 on the surface of a macrophage, for increasing expression of CD14 on the surface of macrophage, for increasing the uptake and clearance of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) by a LPS-stimulated macrophage, and for increasing lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated activation of at least one of ERK, JNK, and p38 in a macrophage. The methods of the disclosure involve the administration to mammals and immune cells of a fucose-containing glycoprotein fraction from Ganoderma lucidum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Academia Sinica
    Inventors: Kuo-Feng Hua, Hsien-Yeh Hsu, Chi-Huey Wong
  • Patent number: 7674476
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of aerogels as carrier materials for active substances in agriculture and/or veterinary medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Fritz Schwertfeger, Andreas Zimmermann, Gerhard Frisch
  • Patent number: 7666410
    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: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lye, John Gavin MacDonald
  • Patent number: 7651699
    Abstract: The present invention discloses the autoinducer compounds, such as acyl homoserine lactones, acyl homocysteine lactone, acyl thiolactones, furanones or signal peptides, and their use in animal feed additives and animal feeds to improve animal performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Pathway Intermediates Limited
    Inventor: Jan Jonker
  • Patent number: 7649022
    Abstract: The invention provides elastomeric polymer networks and semi-interpenetrating networks in which a linear PEA, PEUR or PEU polymer is crosslinked by ester or alpha-amino-acid containing cross-linkers that polymerize upon exposure to active species. Bioabsorbable elastomeric internal fixation devices fabricated using such polymer networks and semi-interpenetrating networks are useful for in vivo implant and delivery of a variety of different types of molecules in a time release fashion. Alpha-amino-acid containing ester amide cross-linkers are also provided by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: MediVas, LLC
    Inventors: Zaza D. Gomurashvili, Ramaz Katsarava, Giorgi Chumburdze, Nino Mumladze, David Tugushi
  • Publication number: 20090317449
    Abstract: An edible animal food scoop formulated to promote dental health is provided. The edible animal food scoop is used to dispense animal food from a container and, typically when the container is empty, is provided to the animal for chewing or consumption. Over the time the edible food scoop is used and/or in contact with the food, the edible scoop absorbs the flavor and/or scent of the animal food to move from a first flavor and/or scent to a second flavor and/or scent associated with the animal food to entice the animal into chewing or consuming the edible food scoop. Chewing the edible animal food scoop facilitates dental health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Brett C. Titus
  • Patent number: 7635489
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are described for relieving joint pain and discomfort in a warm-blooded vertebrate by delivering via oral ingestion a nutritional supplement comprising an effective amount of hyaluronic acid, or a salt or digest thereof, and a nutritionally acceptable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Leneau Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Harry Leneau
  • Patent number: 7632518
    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: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Tritsch, Li-Qun Yu, Stephen Thomas Mazzaro
  • Patent number: 7629002
    Abstract: A polymeric antimicrobial comprising a derivative of poly(2-propenal, 2-propenoic acid) formed by reaction between a poly(2-propenal, 2-propenoic acid) and an alcohol or phenol to form protected carbonyl groups. The invention also relates to antiseptic compositions and compositions for treating gastrointestinal disease containing the polymeric antimicrobial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Chemeq Ltd.
    Inventors: Graham John Hamilton Melrose, Andrew James Huxham
  • Patent number: 7625583
    Abstract: A source of dietary lipids containing anti-microbial fatty acids is added to a food composition intended for improving or maintaining the skin health and/or coat quality in a pet by preventing or regulating the growth of skin pathogens and of microflora responsible for the generation of body surface and coat odors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Francois Couzy, Boissin-Delaporte Catherine
  • Patent number: 7618624
    Abstract: A method for regulating the body weight of an animal by feeding it a liposome-encapsulated antibody against lipase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignees: Anitox Corporation
    Inventor: Julio Pimentel
  • Patent number: 7608291
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a non-digestible carbohydrate in the manufacture of a composition for treating or preventing pathogenic bacteria in the large intestine of a pet animal. It also provides a method for the prevention or treatment of a pathogenic bacteria in the large intestine of a pet animal, the method comprising administering to said pet animal a composition which comprises a non-digestible carbohydrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Mars, Inc.
    Inventors: Marie-Louise Baillon, Catriona Julie Giffard
  • Patent number: 7597904
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an active agent, in particular a metalloproteinase inhibitory agent of casein-derived peptides obtained by hydrolysis of casein by a food grade bacteria. The invention also relates to the manufacture of an active agent, in which a food grade bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus helveticus is contacted with casein in order to perform a hydrolysis and obtain casein-derived peptides exhibiting metalloproteinases inhibitory property. The present invention also includes isolated and purified inhibitory peptides obtained by hydrolysis of casein by the bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Marcel-Alexandre Juillerat, Marie-Claude Robert
  • Publication number: 20090162419
    Abstract: A live bacteria product including dormant viable bacteria suspended in a liquid carrier. The carrier contains mineral oil and polymers and may also include an adsorbent. The product is stored and shipped in a plastic bag and is sprayed onto livestock feed or the like. The treated livestock feed is then fed to the livestock with the ambient moisture in the digestive system of livestock causing the hydration of the bacteria to begin the bacteria's life cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: James B. Watson
  • Patent number: 7547450
    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: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Nestec Ltd.
    Inventors: Dorothy P Laflamme, Barbara McCracken
  • Publication number: 20090123523
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for administering medicaments to large animals by enveloping a medicament within a food stuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: G. Coopersmith LLC
    Inventor: Gail C. Kopp