Normally Noningestible Chewable Material Or Process Of Preparation Patents (Class 426/3)
  • Patent number: 11154496
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chewing gum for mucosal delivery of cannabinoids, the chewing gum being formulated as an extruded chewing gum including water-soluble chewing gum ingredients mixed into water-insoluble gum base, wherein the gum base has one or more natural resins in an amount of 10-40% by weight of the gum base, one or more elastomers in an amount of 3-30% by weight of the gum base, and one or more elastomer plasticizers in an amount of 8-50% by weight of the gum base, and wherein the one or more elastomer plasticizers includes one or more polyvinyl acetate elastomer plasticizers in an amount of 8-50% by weight of the gum base, and wherein the chewing gum has one or more cannabinoids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Heidi Ziegler Bruun, Dorthe Schackinger Boesen, Ane Eriksen
  • Patent number: 11026446
    Abstract: High Integrity Encapsulation Product with Insoluble Fibers. A particulate extrusion encapsulation product in a glassy state is described including an encapsulate, encapsulated in a glassy matrix. The glassy matrix includes at least one modified starch, at least one carbohydrate and at least one insoluble fiber. The load of the encapsulate is typically from 0.01% to 20% by weight, based on the total weight of the encapsulation product. A method of making the particulate extrusion encapsulation product and food products containing the extrusion encapsulation product are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Dmitriy Zasypkin, Shriram Paranjpe, Michael Reick, Chungsea Shen
  • Patent number: 10959455
    Abstract: A cannabinoid compound for inclusion into a chewing product, having an active emulsion having a cannabinoid resin with a concentration of about 0.00% to about 100% THC, preferably 81.64% THC in a mixture of 816.4 mg THC/1 g concentrate in a mixture having a ratio of the following ingredients: gum arabic approximately 20.00% to approximately 50.00%, preferably 39.18%, water approximately 30.00% to approximately 60.00%, preferably 46.55%, vitamin E as d-alpha tocopherol from 0.00% to approximately 4.70%, preferably 4.70%, polysorbate 80 (surfactant/emulsifier) approximately 0.00% to approximately 1.5%, preferably 1.18%, and cannabinoid concentrate THC@0.00%-100%, from approximately 1.00% to approximately 50.00%, preferably 8.39%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: David R. Nudelman, Amy Ellen Nudelman, Charles Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10933017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tableted chewing gum composition for oral administration of cannabinoids, the composition comprising water-soluble chewing gum ingredients and water-insoluble gum base located in a plurality of particles, wherein a first population of particles comprises water-insoluble gum base, including one or more polyvinyl acetate elastomer plasticizers, and a second population of particles comprises water-soluble chewing gum ingredients, the second population of particles being free of water-insoluble gum base, wherein the chewing gum composition comprises one or more cannabinoids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NORDICCAN A/S
    Inventors: Heidi Ziegler Bruun, Dorthe Schackinger Boesen, Ane Eriksen
  • Patent number: 10925854
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for preventing or treating fatty liver, protecting liver function or ameliorating liver diseases caused by fatty liver or other associated disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SINEW PHARMA INC.
    Inventors: Oliver Yoa-Pu Hu, Hsin-Tien Ho, Yung-En Wu, Hsi-Hui Tang
  • Patent number: 10882984
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a viscoelastic mud and a preparation method thereof. The viscoelastic mud is produced from raw materials including, by weight percent, 4% to 20% of elastomer, 0% to 40% of softening oil, and 40% to 96% of liquid rubber. The elastomer is at least one selected from the group consisting of styrenic block copolymer and semi-solid polyisobutylene rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Guangxi Sisland Industrial Co. Ltd
    Inventor: Yueliu Zhou
  • Patent number: 10786448
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a chewing gum composition comprising polyhexanide for the treatment and/or prevention of an infectious disease in the oral cavity. The present disclosure also describes a chewing gum composition formulated for the controlled release of polyhexanide and optionally, at least one additional water-soluble antiseptic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Christian Arnold, Armin Armani
  • Patent number: 10660359
    Abstract: An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-stable polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix, and nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the mouth-stable polymer matrix. The oral product is adapted to release the nicotine or derivative thereof from the body when the body is received within the oral cavity and exposed to saliva.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Frank Scott Atchley, Gregory James Griscik, Christopher Joseph DiNovi, Phillip M. Hulan, Diane L. Gee, Jason Flora, Shuzhong Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10342243
    Abstract: Described herein are products comprising a xylose (e.g., D-xylose or L-xylose and another sweetener such as glucose). Exemplary products include cosmetic products, oral care products, therapeutic products, nutraceutical products, diagnostic, beverages, animal food products, and human food products. Methods of making the xylose containing products from biomass is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Patent number: 10328023
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides oral, chewable dosage forms that are suitable for delivery of one or more active ingredients to a consumer, particularly a human individual. The dosage forms can be configured as multicomponent compositions formed of: a first component including a gummy composition; a second component that is a particulate material or is a pre-formed solid unit or plurality of pre-formed solid units; and an active ingredient. The second component can be, for example, in the form of a pharmaceutically acceptable oral dosage unit, such as a tablet, a caplet, a soft shell capsule, a hard shell capsule, a microcapsule, or a pastille.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Ovidiu Romanoschi, Caryn Oryniak, Luis C. Muniz, Hiep Huatan, Nazim Kanji, Huw Jones, Lindsey Bagley, Graham Godfrey
  • Patent number: 10111831
    Abstract: The present document describes a buccal delivery dosage form for administration of an active ingredient, including pharmaceutically, pharmacologically, or biologically active ingredients, in the mouth of a subject. The buccal delivery dosage form by-passes the gastrointestinal tract metabolism. The buccal delivery dosage form may comprise chemical permeation enhancers, excipients, texture modulators, and active ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Marc Purcell
  • Patent number: 10058108
    Abstract: This invention provided an edible product having a plurality of adjacent extruded product portions comprising one or more of chocolate, baked or unbaked cereal-based composition, or cheese. The portions are connected to one another along their length by a frangible connecting portion. The invention also provides a method of manufacturing such a product. The method includes providing an extrusion die having a linear array of at least two interconnected openings therein; and extruding product portions through the die to produce the product. The product comprises at least one or more edible materials comprising: chocolate products, baked or unbaked cereal-based composition, or cheeses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Mondelez UK R&D Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Christopher Bufton, Parbinder Cheema
  • Patent number: 10045952
    Abstract: A use of polygodial or a structural derivative thereof, or a plant extract containing polygodial or a structural derivative thereof for the manufacture of a medicament for treating or preventing a viral infection, or a condition or disease resulting from a viral infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Forest Herbs Research Limited
    Inventor: Peter Scott Butler
  • Patent number: 9993414
    Abstract: The present invention relates to oral care compositions and methods of inhibiting microbial biofilm formation and/or degrading a microbial biofilm. Disclosed herein are oral care compositions comprising an Amadori compound having a glucose moiety and an amino acid moiety. The Amadori compound has use for inhibiting oral microbial biofilm formation and/or degrading an oral microbial biofilm in the oral cavity of a mammalian subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Zhigang Hao, Ying Yang, Zhiqiang Liu, Katherine Hu, Guofeng Xu, Paul Joseph Vincenti
  • Patent number: 9980502
    Abstract: A chewing gum product containing a cross-linked gelatin matrix gum base and a bulking agent of erythritol, mannitol, or mixtures thereof. The cross-linked gelatin matrix can make up all or a portion of the gum base and still be comparable to that of a traditional elastomeric chewing gum product in its elasticity, cohesiveness, and feel in the mouth. The chewing gum of the present invention is also more environmentally friendly because it can be digestible and partially replace the need for petroleum-derived elastomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Xiaoqun Mo, Jingping Liu, Minmin Tian, Julie Hassler, Michael J Greenberg
  • Patent number: 9974320
    Abstract: A chewing gum base comprises food acceptable substituted polysaccharides wherein substituents on the saccharide units in the polysaccharides produce a degree of substitution of at least I.0. The polysaccharides may have branches with an average length of 1 to 15 saccharide units per branch. The polysaccharides may be linked saccharide units such as allose, altrose, mannose, gulose, idose, galactose, 3,6 anhydro galactose, glucuronic acid, mannuronic acid, galacturonic acid, aldobiouronic acid, fucose, rhamnose, arabinose, xylose, talose, acyl substituted glucose, fructose, lactose and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Xiaoqun Mo, Jingping Liu, Kaichang Li
  • Patent number: 9844224
    Abstract: Disclosed are bitter alkaloid-containing consumables comprising bitter blockers for a reduced alkaloid-derived bitterness and methods of forming said consumables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: GIVAUDAN SA
    Inventors: Zhonghua Jia, Kimberley Gray, Rajesh Venkata Potineni
  • Patent number: 9833414
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of confectionery products. More particularly, the invention relates to an abrasive confectionery product and a process for producing the same. The product comprises abrasive inclusions which are uniformly dispersed throughout a base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Breezy Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Shimon Harpaz
  • Patent number: 9822293
    Abstract: A sugar alcohol microcapsule obtained by mixing particles that include molten sugar alcohol and are dispersed in an oil phase with a material that reacts with the particles, and encapsulating the sugar alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Izumi, Masato Miyatake, Toshinori Makuta, Koutarou Kadoya
  • Patent number: 9820918
    Abstract: The present invention provides a delivery system for the treatment and/or prevention of infectious pathological changes, including compositions comprising polyhexanide, various pharmaceutical formulations, and processes for using these formulations in oral treatment modalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Christian Arnold
  • Patent number: 9801814
    Abstract: Nutritional compositions that mimic whole foods and methods of using the nutritional compositions are provided. The nutritional compositions may include an increased number and variety of fruits and vegetables, an increased variety of macronutrient sources and an increased amount of other components that are found in whole foods. The nutritional compositions may also include ethnicity-specific meals and organic ingredients and provide emotional appeal to the patient and/or the patient's caregiver. Methods of administering such nutritional compositions to patients in need of same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Jennifer Mager, Zamzam Fariba Roughead, Heidi Storm, James Scott Teresi
  • Patent number: 9770514
    Abstract: The invention provides a tamper-resistant dosage form including a therapeutic agent-substrate complex embedded in a thermo-formable matrix; such that the complex includes at least one therapeutic agent bound to at least one substrate to form the therapeutic agent-substrate complex. The at least one substrate is being selected from the group consisting of a polyelectrolyte, an organic counter-ion, a pharmacologically inert organic component of a prodrug, an inclusion compound and an inorganic adsorbent; and the thermo-formable matrix includes one or more thermoplastic polymers and optionally at least one pharmaceutical additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ExxPharma Therapeutics LLC
    Inventors: Isaac Ghebre-Sellassie, Hibreniguss Terefe
  • Patent number: 9772232
    Abstract: A semiconductor device that may include at least one temperature sensing circuit is disclosed. The temperature sensing circuits may be used to control various operating parameters to improve the operation of the semiconductor device over a wide temperature range. In this way, operating specifications of a semiconductor device at worst case temperatures may be met without compromising performance at other operating temperatures. The temperature sensing circuit may provide a plurality of temperature ranges for setting the operational parameters. Each temperature range can include a temperature range upper limit value and a temperature range lower limit value and adjacent temperature ranges may overlap. The temperature ranges may be set in accordance with a count value that can incrementally change in response to the at least one temperature sensing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Darryl G. Walker
  • Patent number: 9743682
    Abstract: A gelatin based substrate containing a milk based product and gelatin substrate mixture is chilled forming a first gelatin and milk based substrate layer which is paintable with oil and natural vegetable gum based edible paint or colorant. Additional layers can be prepared comprising a selected gelatin or gelatin containing flavored ingredients such as fruit or berries or combinations thereof forming a bi-layer or multi-layer low calorie dessert product. The multi-layered product is inverted leaving the first gel and milk based substrate as the top layer of the finished dessert product which may be painted with oil based edible coloring agent including an edible paint, edible dye, edible soluble ink, and combinations thereof. The gelatin and milk based substrate can also be used to prevent bleeding or migration of colors between different colored gelatin layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Evelyn Rowland Steele, Lida Rowland Snow
  • Patent number: 9737082
    Abstract: Delayed release in chewing gum of a food-grade acid, is provided by encapsulating the food-grade acid in specific amounts of a poly(vinyl acetate) and a fatty acid salt. When incorporated into a chewing gum, the food-grade acid encapsulated in poly(vinyl acetate) and fatty acid salt provides a more delayed release of a sour flavor than food-grade acid encapsulated in poly(vinyl acetate) alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Navroz Boghani, Petros Gebreselassie, Kiran Vyakaranam
  • Patent number: 9676873
    Abstract: Bleached dextrin compositions, methods of forming the same, and products formed therefrom. The composition comprises a dextrin-based composition or slurry, a caustic agent, and an oxidant. The caustic agent may include sodium hydroxide. The oxidant may include hydrogen peroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventor: Normand Germain
  • Patent number: 9642381
    Abstract: The invention relates to triterpenes and triterpene glycosides of the formula (I) and/or physiologically acceptable salts thereof, preferably naturally occurring triterpenes and triterpene glycosides from Mycetia balansae and/or physiologically acceptable salts thereof and orally consumable formulations comprising one or a plurality of these triterpenes and triterpene glycosides and/or physiologically acceptable salts thereof. The invention further relates to the use of these triterpenes and triterpene glycosides and/or physiologically acceptable salts thereof, preferably an extract of Mycetia balansae, for generating a sweet impression in an orally consumable formulation or for reinforcing the sweet impression of an orally consumable formulation comprising at least one further, preferably naturally occurring, sweet-tasting substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Symrise AG
    Inventors: Jakob Ley, Katharina Reichelt, Katja Obst, Ludger Wessjohann, Sabine Wessjohann, Tran Van Sung, The Anh Nguyen, Ngo Van Trai
  • Patent number: 9622969
    Abstract: The invention encompasses micelle assemblies, compositions having micelle assemblies, and methods for preparing micelle assemblies and compositions thereof. The invention also encompasses a prolamine protein conjugated to a polymer, such as a polyethylene glycol (PEG) chain, which conjugates can be used to prepare micelle assemblies. The invention further encompasses methods of encapsulating molecules using the conjugates of the invention. The micelle assemblies can be used for a variety of applications, such as treating cancer, targeting tumors, reducing the toxicity of a drug in vivo, increasing the efficacy of an encapsulated agent in vivo, protecting an encapsulated agent against degradation, and enhancing the water solubility of a drug or other agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Omathanu P. Perumal, Satheesh K. Podaralla, Ranjith Kumar Averineni
  • Patent number: 9578895
    Abstract: The invention describes stevia compositions that are devoid of or have minimal concentrations of rebaudioside C and/or dulcoside A to decrease the aftertaste associated with stevia compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Jingang Shi
  • Patent number: 9476106
    Abstract: A method comprising: (a) providing a partially processed sucrose crop product containing at least 2% optionally at least 5% of the sucrose content of said crop at harvest on a dry solids basis, cellulose and lignin; (b) hydrolyzing said partially processed crop product with HCl to produce an acid hydrolyzate stream and a lignin stream; and (c) de-acidifying said hydrolyzate stream to produce a de-acidified sugar solution and an HCl recovery stream. Additional, methods, systems and sugar mixtures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Virdia, Inc.
    Inventors: Aharon Eyal, Robert Jansen, Asher Vitner, Revital Mali
  • Patent number: 9447263
    Abstract: The invention relates to rubber mixtures comprising at least in each case one nonpolar rubber, carbon black, and short-chain alkyl esters of glycerol, production of these, use, and the vulcanizates thus obtainable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Feldhues, Heinz Unterberg, Hermann-Josef Weidenhaupt, Melanie Wiedemeier-Jarad, Joerg Hagemann
  • Patent number: 9446267
    Abstract: The present invention primarily concerns teeth cleaning compounds containing menthol for use with a toothbrush, preferably tooth pastes, tooth crèmes, tooth cleaning gels or tooth powders. Such a tooth cleaning compound according to the invention contains menthol and a quantity, for masking the bitterness of the menthol, of menthane carboxylic acid-N-(4-methoxyphenyl)-amide (WS-12) of the following formula (Ia), in particular of the following formula (Ib), i.e. L-menthane carboxylic acid-N-(4-methoxyphenyl)-amide. The present invention also concerns the use of menthane carboxylic acid-N-(4-methoxyphenyl)-amide (WS-12) of the formulas (Ia) or (preferably) (Ib) to mask the bitter taste of menthol in a teeth cleaning compound. The present invention also concerns a method for dissolving menthane carboxylic acid-N-(4-methoxyphenyl)-amide (WS-12) in a teeth cleaning compound and a method for masking the bitterness of menthol in a teeth cleaning compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: SYMRISE AG
    Inventors: Heiko Oertling, Hubert Loges, Arnold Machinek, Ulrike Simchen, Horst Surburg
  • Patent number: 9364015
    Abstract: Described herein are products comprising a xylose (e.g., D-xylose or L-xylose and another sweetener such as glucose). Exemplary products include the following: ice cream, ice milk, sorbet, sherbet, gelatin candies, baby food, animal food, e.g., dog, cat, canine, or equine food, seasonings, sauces, cosmetics, dietary supplements, lip stick, lip gloss, face and body preparations, pharmaceuticals, such as flu and cold preparations, nutraceuticals, surgical preparations, procedure preparations, imaging preparations, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Xyleco, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Patent number: 9345255
    Abstract: Compositions, comprising menthofuran and selected menthol compounds which feature improved flavor and odor properties, are provided and, in addition, the production of compositions, specifically, of emulsions with an improved storage stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Symrise AG
    Inventors: Günter Kindel, Gerhard Krammer, Sven Siegel
  • Patent number: 9283159
    Abstract: Provided are oral care compositions comprising a) at least one compound of formula (I) ?wherein R is carbonyl attached at C-1 or C-4; and b) at least one mint flavor, for example, mint oil, menthol, l-carvone, l-limonene or menthone. The compositions possess an enhanced mint flavor character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: GIVAUDAN SA
    Inventor: Norikazu Saji
  • Patent number: 9265276
    Abstract: The present invention in general relates to the field of taste. In particular it relates to the reduction of astringency. One embodiment of the present invention relates to the use of at least one phospholipid for the preparation of a phenol containing composition to reduce the astringency of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Karlheinz Bortlik, Maurizio Beggio, Pierre Lambelet, Tuong Huynh-Ba, Robert Aeschbach
  • Patent number: 9220684
    Abstract: A pulverulent crystalline maltitol composition, is characterized in that it has a laser volume mean diameter between 10 and 150 ?m; in that it has a maltitol content between 80 and 99.9% by weight; in that at least 50% by weight of its particles flow through a sieve having a cut-off threshold of 2000 ?m according to a test A1; in that at least 35% by weight of its particles flow through a sieve having a cut-off threshold of 2000 ?m according to a test A2; and in that it includes from 0.1 to 20% by weight of at least one water-insoluble anti-caking agent, the anti-caking agent having a hygroscopicity, determined according to the test B, between 2.5 and 25%. This composition is not subject to caking, and finds applications in the food and pharmaceutical fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventors: Philippe Lefevre, Jose Lis, Guillaume Ribadeau-Dumas
  • Patent number: 9186348
    Abstract: Oral compositions containing a combination of antioxidants consisting of a water soluble vitamin, a water insoluble vitamin, a tea extract and gallic acid are used to maintain a beneficial amount of such antioxidants in a consumers bloodstream for maintenance and protection of healthy skin. The unique combination of ingredients provides a decrease in oxidative stress when exposed to UVB radiation, thereby promoting healthy skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventors: Minmin Tian, Michael J. Greenberg, Darci C. Chidichimo
  • Patent number: 9179695
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a comestible product comprising xylitol said method comprising: (a) subjecting a composition comprising xylitol in an amount ranging from about 60% to about 100% by weight to extrusion treatment inside an extrusion apparatus under conditions sufficient to form and maintain the xylitol in a slurry and (b) then shaping the extruded slurry and cooling the product to form a solid. The present invention additionally is directed to a product produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hershey Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Steven M. Kumiega, Thomas J. Carroll, Ashley L. Boldt, Paula M. Gibson, Robert J. Huzinec, Burton Douglas Brown, David M. Stumpf
  • Patent number: 9028894
    Abstract: Gum manufacturing machinery and method of manufacturing gum is illustrated in which a gum loafing machine generates loaves of finished gum that are then subsequently run through a gum conditioner to more uniformly set the temperature and viscosity of the gum material prior to further processing. Upon achieving the appropriate conditioning level, a further forming extruder may be used to generate a continuous gum ribbon for subsequent rolling and scoring operations. The gum conditioner may include vertically stacked conveyors that have different operational modes including a first mode that provides a serpentine path for a long residence time and a second mode that provides a cascading path that avoids or bypasses much of the length of some of the conveyors to provide a shorter residence time. The gum manufacturing machinery may be used in an adjustable manner so as to accommodate difference gum recipes for different batches of gum product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Jim Olejarski, Joseph Roarty, Arthur W. Upmann, James A. Duggan
  • Publication number: 20150125402
    Abstract: Compounds are used in compositions as antimicrobial agents against microbes, such as for example, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, and Aspergillus brasiliensis. Antimicrobial action is obtained by contact of a microorganism with at least one of the compounds of the structure (I); wherein R is a branched or straight chain, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbyl group with zero or one double bond and a total of from 1 to 11 carbon atoms; R1 is —OH, =0 or —OC(0)CH3 and wherein the compounds of structure (I) contain a total of from 9 to 18 carbon atoms in the compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Robert H. Bedoukian
  • Publication number: 20150118352
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing chewing gum, the method including feeding one or more gum ingredients including at least an elastomer into a continuous extruder including a plurality of screws, rotating screws and mixing the one or more ingredients via the rotating of the screws within the continuous extruder, forming a partial chewing gum base via the mixing of the one or more ingredients, creating a flow of the partial chewing gum base including the one or more ingredients through the continuous extruder towards a downstream extent of the plurality of screws via the rotating, and conveying the flow of the partial chewing gum base to a region of the continuous extruder that is proximate the downstream extent of the plurality of screws, wherein the flow includes a temperature of less than 90 degrees Celsius when the flow reaches the downstream extent of the plurality of screws. Some independent claims relate to a flow reaching two different temperatures that are within 20 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Glenn Thompson Visscher, Mandeep Bindra, Jesse John Kiefer, Deiter Stephan Simbuerger, Stephen Malcolm Pearson, Dieter Lutz, Philip Moore
  • Publication number: 20150099033
    Abstract: A process for shortening the conditioning time of a composition of a chewing gum core in a chewing gum preparation process, wherein hydrogenated or non-hydrogenated palatinose is mixed with a chewing gum base composition and to the use of hydrogenated or non-hydrogenated palatinose in a composition of a chewing gum core for shortening the conditioning time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Tillmann Dörr, Bernd Haßlinger
  • Patent number: 8999410
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a chewing gum composition, as well as methods for the preparation thereof. More specifically, the present invention relates to a gum base, as well as a chewing gum composition prepared therefrom, which contain a styrene-diene block copolymer, such as a styrene-butadiene block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: WM. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Pere Ruiz Donaire, Roser Amposta Estruch, Joo H. Song
  • Publication number: 20150056325
    Abstract: A method of forming a confectionery composition without conventional cooking is disclosed. The method includes blending specific amounts of polyglucitol and water at a temperature of about 50° C. to about 85° C. to form a confectionery composition. Also disclosed are the confectionery compositions and confectionery articles prepared using the method. The confectionery composition can be, for example, a soft candy or a hard candy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Kishor Kabse
  • Publication number: 20150018432
    Abstract: Sweetened compositions comprising at least one sweetener and rebaudioside X are provided herein. Rebaudioside X is present in the sweetened compositions in a concentration at or below the sweetness recognition threshold, while the at least one sweetener is present in a concentration above its sweetness recognition threshold. Rebaudioside X acts to enhance the sweetness of the sweetened compositions, e.g. beverages and concentrate compositions, thereby allowing for preparation of sweetened compositions with reduced calorie content. Methods of enhancing the sweetness of a sweetened composition with rebaudioside X are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Indra Prakash, Juvenal Higiro, Mary Campbell
  • Publication number: 20150004281
    Abstract: Low density chewing gums having a density of less than 0.60 g/cc comprise at least 50% polymer and less than 40% bulking agent and filler combined. The low density chewing gum may be produced by mixing the ingredients with supercritical fluid carbon dioxide and cooling the mixture. The mixture may optionally be cut into pieces and coated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Joo H. Song, Donald A Seielstad, Xiaoqun Mo
  • Publication number: 20140377364
    Abstract: A spray-chilled particulate delivery system that has a crystalline matrix structure and comprises a volatile hydrophobic active ingredient and a carrier material selected from the group consisting of erythritol and mannitol and mixtures thereof wherein, relative to the total weight of the carrier material, 75% or more of the carrier material is in crystalline form. The process for preparing the delivery system comprises the steps of (i) forming a melt of a carrier material selected from the group consisting of erythritol and mannitol and mixtures thereof (ii) incorporating a volatile hydrophobic active ingredient into the melt (iii) forming a melt-mixture comprising an emulsion, dispersion or suspension of the volatile hydrophobic active ingredient in the melt (iv) forming discrete particles of the melt mixture, and (v) cooling the discrete particles, so as to form the crystalline delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: FIRMENICH SA
    Inventors: Christopher M. GREGSON, Matthew P. SILLICK
  • Patent number: 8889200
    Abstract: A chewing gum contains a water-insoluble gum base portion containing a polyolefin thermoplastic elastomer; a water-soluble bulk portion; and at least one flavor component, which is cud-forming and chewable at mouth temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Chungsea Shen, Joo H. Song, Bruno Padovani, David W. Record
  • Publication number: 20140335224
    Abstract: The invention is rooted in the food industry and relates to a composition which provides a physiologically cooling effect for imparting freshness in the used preparations and comprises 2 to 10% cooling agent (A), 0 to 35% alcohol (6), 55 to 95% hydrophobic compound (C). Furthermore, the invention relates to the production and use of the composition according to the invention in oral preparations, in particular chewing gums and sweets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Jessica Asche, Thomas Schoppmeier, Jenny Weissbrodt