Treatment Of Liquid With Nongaseous Material Other Than Water Per Se Patents (Class 426/422)
  • Patent number: 10772339
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the treatment of animal skim milk and for the production of an infant formula base product from animal skim milk, which process is highly efficient and cost effective, as only membrane filtration techniques, such as microfiltration and ultrafiltration, are required. By carefully controlling the process parameters, a product is obtained in which most of the major components are within the desired range for an infant formula base product. The invention also relates to products obtainable by the process according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: N.V. NUTRICIA
    Inventors: John Tobin, Philip Kelly, Rudolph Eduardus Maria Verdurmen, Antonie Van Baalen, Roeland Van Eerten
  • Patent number: 9950985
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a purified chlorogenic acid-containing composition, including: a first step of dispersing or dissolving a raw material chlorogenic acid-containing composition in an aqueous solution of organic solvent; a second step of removing a precipitate from a dispersion or a solution obtained in the first step; and a third step of bringing a solution obtained in the second step into contact with activated carbon including activated carbon (A) having a pore volume of from 0.3 mL/g to 1.0 mL/g and activated carbon (B) having a pore volume larger than that of the activated carbon (A), in which a difference [(B)?(A)] in pore volume between the activated carbon (A) and the activated carbon (B) is from 0.1 mL/g to 1.5 mL/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukiteru Sugiyama, Kenji Yamawaki
  • Patent number: 9914829
    Abstract: Low-dusting, granular compositions are provided that comprise at least 15% by weight crosslinked polyvinylpyrrolidone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: ISP INVESTMENTS LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Mola, Mustafa Rehmanji, Mika Jan Unting
  • Patent number: 9470612
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting an analyte of interest in a sample. The system can include a first container comprising a filter portion. The filter portion can include a filter comprising a filtrand of the sample on a first side of the filter. The system can further include a second container comprising the filter portion coupled to a detection portion comprising a microstructured surface. The method can include providing the first container, coupling the filter portion to the detection portion to form the second container where the first side of the filter faces the microstructured surface, and centrifuging the second container toward the microstructured surface. The method can further include inverting the second container after centrifuging to decant the supernatant from the detection portion, such that a concentrate comprising a sediment of the sample is retained in the microstructured surface, which can be interrogated for an analyte of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Raj Rajagopal, Kurt J. Halverson, Ramasubramani Kuduva Raman Thanumoorthy
  • Patent number: 9383314
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus and a method that reduces fluid loss from a cask during a maturation process by sealably enclosing the cask in a vessel that provides an expansion volume to receive fluid vapor from the cask, a monitoring system and a method that monitors fluid loss from a cask during a maturation process using a light source and a detector to determine the presence of fluid vapor in the vicinity of the cask, a corresponding system for controlling a maturation process in which environmental conditions are controlled, and a cask leak testing system and method making use of the above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: M SQUARED LASERS LIMITED
    Inventors: Graeme P. Malcolm, Gareth T. Maker, Gordon Robertson
  • Patent number: 8980352
    Abstract: Control of flavor characteristics of and fresh taste in fruit juice, particularly citrus fruit juice, and especially orange juice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Tropicana Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Margaret Havekotte, Thomas Hofmann, Anneke Glabasnia, Cheryl Nagle, Michael J. Morello, Todd A. Rakofsky, Rachel L. Jordan
  • Patent number: 8920862
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for making Maillard flavor compositions in a structured lipid phase using Maillard reactants, e.g., reducing sugars and amino groups. The structured lipid phase comprises from about 0.3% to about 95% aqueous solvent and from about 5% to about 99.7% lipid plus emulsifier. The compositions are useful for enhancing the palatability of foods, dietary supplements, medicaments, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec SA
    Inventors: Laurent Sagalowicz, Tomas Davidek, Florian Viton, Haiqing Yu, Martin Leser
  • Patent number: 8889206
    Abstract: A method (10) of making a wood insert (50) from a dismantled stave (20) of a barrel (12), such as a used bourbon barrel. The method (10) comprises the steps of conditioning the exterior surface (24) of a dismantled stave (20); and profiling the conditioned stave (30) to increase its aging surface area. The profiled stave (20) can then be heat treated (e.g., toasted and/or charred) to create the wood insert (50). The insert (50) can be used to integrate a wood flavoring during the aging of an alcoholic beverage, such as a non-bourbon whiskey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Steven Lix
  • Patent number: 8865240
    Abstract: A palatable, edible soft chewable medication vehicle for delivery of a pharmaceutically acceptable active ingredient, such as a drug, to an animal or human subject. The edible soft chews contain only food grade or better inactive ingredients, and preferably do not contain ingredients of animal origin. Processes for manufacturing the edible soft chews do not require the use of heat or the addition of water during mixing of active and inactive ingredients, provide stable concentrations of the active ingredient, and produce chews of consistent weight and texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Neil E. Paulsen, Roland H. Johnson, Michael B. Coffee
  • Publication number: 20140242237
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions of, and methods of use for, molecularly imprinted polymers useful for extracting and/or detecting target molecule compounds of wine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicants: CONSTELLATION BRAND U.S. OPERATIONS, INC., THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
    Inventors: Joseph J. Belbruno, Mark Kelm
  • Patent number: 8697171
    Abstract: Provided are a preparation process of a purified green-tea extract capable of easily and efficiently removing a turbidity component contained in a green tea extract; a purified green-tea extract prepared by the preparation process; and a packaged beverage containing the purified green-tea extract. The preparation process of a purified green-tea extract containing, in the solid content thereof, from 36 to 99 mass % of non-polymer catechins comprises bringing a green tea extract into contact with a mixed solution containing an organic solvent and water at a mass ratio of from 65/35 to 97/3 and active carbon and/or acid clay or active clay, adjusting the organic solvent/water mass ratio of the resulting solution to from 0/100 to 85/15, and then separating the turbidity component thus separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Iwasaki, Norihiko Satake, Shinji Yamamoto, Naoki Hosoya, Eiichi Hoshino, Tetsuya Abe, Hideaki Ueoka, Eizo Maruyama
  • Patent number: 8697169
    Abstract: The present invention provides a finings formulation comprising pectin and methods of using pectin in a fining process to produce fined beverages, particularly beers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Carlton and United Beverages Limited
    Inventors: Weidong Duan, Caroline Giandinoto, Mark Goldsmith, Peter Hosking, Aldo Lentini, Tony Oliver, Peter Rogers, Peter Smith, Antony Bacic, Ming-Long Liao, Filomena Pettolino
  • Patent number: 8603567
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a plant finished product, comprising the step of processing a plant or a processed material thereof with high-temperature and high-pressure liquid, gas, or fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Norihiko Kageyama, Koichi Nakahara, Takako Inui, Seisuke Takaoka, Kenzo Nagami
  • Patent number: 8578625
    Abstract: A process for removing water and solutes from the lumens of green wood, while leaving the cell walls throughout the wood uniformly fully swollen, comprises subjecting the green wood to supercritical carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited
    Inventors: Robert Arthur Franich, Sheryl Suzanne Gallagher, Hendricus Wilhelmus Kroese
  • Patent number: 8512787
    Abstract: A palatable, edible soft chewable medication vehicle for delivery of a pharmaceutically acceptable active ingredient, such as a drug, to an animal or human subject. The edible soft chews contain only food grade or better inactive ingredients, and preferably do not contain ingredients of animal origin. Processes for manufacturing the edible soft chews do not require the use of heat or the addition of water during mixing of active and inactive ingredients, provide stable concentrations of the active ingredient, and produce chews of consistent weight and texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer B.V.
    Inventors: Neil E. Paulsen, Roland Johnson, Michael Coffee
  • Patent number: 8501255
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a particulate composition comprising calcium lactate and calcium citrate microparticles having an average diameter from 0.1 ?m to 20 ?m, wherein the composition is in the form of particles with an average diameter from 25 ?m to 1 ?m, wherein the ratio by weight of calcium lactate to calcium citrate, based on the dry weight, is 80:20 to 30:70 , and wherein the calcium lactate is a non-polymeric agglomeration agent for the calcium citrate microparticles. The invention further relates to a process for producing the particulate composition wherein an aqueous solution of calcium lactate comprising calcium citrate microparticles is spray-dried to the particulate composition, to the use of the particulate composition as calcium-enhancer, and to alimentary products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Purac Biochem B.V.
    Inventors: Diderik Reinder Kremer, Jildert Eelke Visser, Marcus Johannes Anthonium Wilhelmus Vorage
  • Publication number: 20130101713
    Abstract: A soy protein product having a protein content of at least about 60 wt % (N×6.25) d.b., preferably a soy protein isolate having a protein content of at least about 90 wt % (N×6.25) d.b., is prepared from a soy protein source material by extraction of the soy protein source material with an aqueous calcium salt solution, preferably calcium chloride solution, to cause solubilization of soy protein from the protein source and to form an aqueous soy protein solution, separating the aqueous soy protein solution from residual soy protein source, concentrating the aqueous soy protein solution while maintaining the ionic strength substantially constant by using a selective membrane technique, optionally diafiltering the concentrated soy protein solution, and drying the concentrated and optionally diafiltered soy protein solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin I. Segall, Martin Schweizer, Brent E. Green, Sarah Medina, Brandy Gosnell
  • Patent number: 8409647
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of reducing chill haze in a protein containing liquid (especially beverages resulting from fermentation such as beer and wine) by contacting the liquid with silica microgels having an average microgel diameter of at least 18 nm, more preferably at least 45 nm, and most preferably at least 70 nm. It has now been discovered that microgels having an average microgel diameter of less than about 18 nm do not adequately reduce chill haze of a protein containing liquid. In particular, while microgels having an average microgel diameter of less than about 18 nm cause the coagulation of haze-forming components, these components remain suspended in liquid and continue to cause haze despite allowing the liquid to settle for long periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Robert Harvey Moffett, Jeffrey Allen Odle, Rafael Januario Calabrese
  • Patent number: 8337930
    Abstract: Provided is a packaged Oolong-tea beverage which contains an Oolong tea extract having a tannin/Brix ratio of from 200 to 265 (mg/100 mL/wt. %) and has a non-polymer catechin content of from 0.06 to 0.5 wt. %. The packaged Oolong-tea beverage of the present invention contains a high concentration of catechins and at the same time, tastes good without losing the original taste of Oolong tea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Sachiko Niwa
  • Patent number: 8323714
    Abstract: Shown herein is the use of crosslinked beta-cyclodextrin as a trap for removing cholesterol. The crosslinked beta-cyclodextrin is prepared by crosslinking beta-cyclodextrin in the presence of a crosslinking agent. Treatment with the crosslinked beta-cyclodextrin results in cholesterol-depleted foods. After application to foods, the crosslinked beta-cyclodextrin which traps cholesterol therein can be readily regenerated with organic solvents. The crosslinked beta-cyclodextrin can be applied to almost all cholesterol-containing foods, such as dairy products, meat products, and egg products, with excellent cholesterol removal rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Hae-Soo Kwak, Song-Hee Kim, Jung Jwa Ahn
  • Patent number: 8313790
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for extracting carbonylated compounds from a drink by liquid-solid extraction with a functionalized inert support containing nitrogenous nucleophilic functional groups. Advantageously, according to the present invention, the drink is wine or fruit juice. The process according to the present invention is advantageously applied to the reduction of the sulphur dioxide combination capacity of a drink such as wine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    Inventors: Hervé Deleuze, Mélanie Blasi, Jean-Christophe Barbe, Denis Dubourdieu, Bernard Jean Maillard
  • Patent number: 8263153
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preventing or reducing haze development in a beverage. Silane-treated silica filter media are synthesized. By contacting the beverage with the silane-treated silica filter, one or more haze-forming components bind to the silane-treated silica filter media and are removed by filtration. In addition, particulates in the beverage are removed by filtration. Beverages that tend to develop haze on standing and/or chilling such as alcoholic, fruit, and vegetable beverages, are suitable for the present invention. This haze in a beverage is mainly caused by polyphenols and proteins. The present invention provides a method that can reduce the levels of both polyphenols and proteins. The silica filter media useful for the present method include rice hull ash, oat hull ash, or diatomaceous earth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Nynne M. Forchhammer, Beth Fryksdale, Keith Hayes, Csilla Kollar, Thomas H. Lane, Anthony Revis
  • Patent number: 8182854
    Abstract: Provided is a coffee composition which does not generate hydrogen peroxide in the body even if it is taken for long periods of time. The coffee composition has a hydroxyhydroquinone content of 0 to 0.00005 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Fujii, Yoshie Yamasaki, Hideo Oominami, Ryuji Ochiai, Yusuke Shibuya
  • Patent number: 8178148
    Abstract: Provided is a coffee composition having an excellent hypotensive effect. The coffee composition has the following components (A) and (B): 0.01 to 1 wt. % of chlorogenic acids (A), less than 0.1 wt. %, based on the weight of the chlorogenic acids, of (B) hydroxyhydroquinone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Fujii, Atsushi Suzuki, Hideo Oominami, Ryuji Ochiai, Yusuke Shibuya
  • Patent number: 8158178
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for removing odor from vinegar comprising: a) increasing the pH of the vinegar with base to at least 6; b) maintaining said pH for at least 15 minutes at 40-90° C.; c) adding acid to obtain vinegar having pH between 6 and 8, if the pH of the vinegar of step b) is 8 or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Purac Biochem B.V.
    Inventors: Dirk A. Knikker, René J. C. Notebaart, Diana Visser
  • Publication number: 20120088018
    Abstract: A method (10) of making a wood insert (50) from a dismantled stave (20) of a barrel (12), such as a used bourbon barrel. The method (10) comprises the steps of conditioning the exterior surface (24) of a dismantled stave (20); and profiling the conditioned stave (30) to increase its aging surface area. The profiled stave (20) can then be heat treated (e.g., toasted and/or charred) to create the wood insert (50). The insert (50) can be used to integrate a wood flavoring during the aging of an alcoholic beverage, such as a non-bourbon whiskey.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Steven LIX
  • Patent number: 8137559
    Abstract: The present invention relates to liquid clarification. More closely, the invention relates to beverage clarification, such as reduction of colloidal (not microbial) haze-causing substances in beer or related beverages such as wine, juices, flavorings etc. The method of the invention uses a hydrophilic surface for adsorption of haze-forming substances by hydrogen bonding interaction properties between the surface and the haze-forming substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB
    Inventors: Michael Katzke, Ola Lind, Tobias Soderman, James Van Alstine
  • 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: 20120027900
    Abstract: Methods and/or processes for obtaining coffee extracts and/or processing coffee beans. In certain embodiments, improved methods and/or processes for producing desirable and usable extracts from coffee beans which can be used for instant coffee type powders or liquids, for example. In certain other embodiments, improved coffee extraction techniques which permit or allow retainment or capture of desirable levels of aroma products and/or bio-actives from coffee beans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: ZUERCHER HOCHSCHULE FUER ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
    Inventors: Tilo Hühn, Roland Laux
  • Patent number: 8088429
    Abstract: To provide a packaged high-catechin beverage in which a low-caffeine green tea extract is added. A packaged beverage containing from 0.03 to 1.0 wt % of non-polymer catechins, in which a low-caffeine green tea extract obtained by a method of brining a green tea extract into contact with a 91/9 to 97/3 by weight mixture of an organic solvent and water, activated carbon, and acid clay or activated clay is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Takashima, Masaki Iwasaki, Kojirou Hashizume, Naoki Hosoya, Shinji Yamamoto, Yoshikazu Ogura, Jun Saito, Hitoshi Takaya, Masami Shimizu, Norihiko Satake, Eiichi Hoshino, Yukiteru Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20110311708
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for making a dehydrated pulp slurry comprising the steps of de-sugaring a pulp slurry, said de-sugaring process producing a pulp slurry with substantially no sugar content, and dehydrating said pulp slurry. The dehydrated pulp slurry produced by this process is such that, when reconstituted, the color, shape, and texture of the pulp contained therein is substantially the same as it was prior to undergoing the dehydrating step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventor: James J. Wang
  • Patent number: 8057671
    Abstract: A means of preventing TCA taint from contaminating liquid foods and beverages is provided by incorporating molecular sieves into the manufacturing process and/or packaging materials in order to selectively adsorb the taint molecules while preserving the food's or beverage's flavor and aroma profiles. Also provided are methods and devices for remediating TCA taint present in the consumer's liquid foods and beverages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: G3 Enterprises
    Inventor: John Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8048462
    Abstract: From palm oil, valuable compounds like the tocochromanols, carotenoids, phytosterols and other can be derived in the new process. Fractions derived from crude palm oil, already enriched to some extent in tocochromanols, carotenoids, phytosterols, and others, are treated by supercritical fluid technology in a unique combination of counter current separation with selective adsorption and desorption using supercritical fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Carotech SD. BHD
    Inventors: Gerd Brunner, Kai Gast, Meng-Han Chuang, Sendil Kumar, Philip Chan, Wan Ping Chan
  • Publication number: 20110195169
    Abstract: Highly purified Stevioside, Rebaudioside A and a purified sweet steviol glycoside mixture were prepared from sweet glycoside extracts obtained from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni leaves. The resulting sweeteners are suitable as non-calorie, non-cariogenic, non-bitter, non-lingering sweeteners, which may be advantageously applied in foods, beverages, and milk products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Avetik MARKOSYAN, Sidd PURKAYASTHA, Magomet Malsagov
  • Publication number: 20110177219
    Abstract: An impurity removal system for purifying wine removable from a wine source. The system includes a filtered wine container defined by a collection portion and having an opening for introducing the wine to the collection portion filtration device which is in operable communication between the wine source and the container, such that at least a portion of the wine introduced from the wine source is in fluid communication with the filtration device prior to collection in the collection portion of the filtered wine container. In operation, the wine is removed from the wine source, introduced to the system, passed through the filtration device and filtered wine flows into the collection portion of the filtered wine container. Vacuum-based and pressure-based filtration systems are also disclosed, as well as a method of removing impurities from wine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Vinterus Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Robert G. Roodman, J. Michael Havelka, Jack D. Smiley
  • Publication number: 20110171349
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microencapsulate comprising microcapsules having a diameter of 0.1 ?m to 25 ?m, said microcapsules comprising: —a core particle having a diameter of 90 nm to 23 ?m and containing at least 3% of the active component by weight of said core particle; and—a coating that fully envelops the core particle and containing at least 20 wt. % of a hydrophobic polymer selected from cellulosic ethers, cellulosic esters, zein, shellac, gluten, polylactide, hydrophobic starch derivatives, polyvinyl acetate polymers, polymers or copolymers derived from an acrylic acid ester and/or a methacrylic acid ester and combinations thereof; wherein the core particle contains a release trigger component and/or the coating contains a release trigger component, said release trigger component being selected from: —a water-swellable polymer having a water-uptake capacity at 37° C. and pH 7.0 of less than 20 wt. % and a water-uptake capacity at 37° C. and pH 2.0 of at least 50 wt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Albert Thijs Poortinga, Daniela Oana Trambitas, Gerard Willem Hofland
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110097464
    Abstract: The present invention relates to liquid clarification and stabilization. More closely, the invention relates to both clarification by removal of suspended particles, as well as stabilization against formation of non-microbial haze via reduction of haze forming substances in various liquids. The haze forming substances are proteins and polyphenol tannins which occur in various plant related fluids such as beer wine, juices, flavorings, plant extracts, and even bioprocess streams. The method of the invention accomplishes both size based removal of colloidal non-haze related particles as well as adsorption based removal of haze forming substances without a need for added flocculants. The to method of the invention utilizes hydrophilic surfaces for adsorption of haze forming substances with such surfaces presented by materials arranged in manner so that size based exclusion of suspended particles is also achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: MARIA HOLM, OLA LIND, JAMES VAN ALSTINE
  • Patent number: 7919130
    Abstract: Shown herein is the use of crosslinked beta-cyclodextrin as a trap for removing cholesterol. The crosslinked beta-cyclodextrin is prepared by crosslinking beta-cyclodextrin in the presence of a crosslinking agent. Treatment with the crosslinked beta-cyclodextrin results in cholesterol-depleted foods. After application to foods, the crosslinked beta-cyclodextrin which traps cholesterol therein can be readily regenerated with organic solvents. The crosslinked beta-cyclodextrin can be applied to almost all cholesterol-containing foods, such as dairy products, meat products, and egg products, with excellent cholesterol removal rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventors: Hae-Soo Kwak, Song-Hee Kim, Jung Jwa Ahn
  • Patent number: 7901720
    Abstract: A process for producing a tea extract containing non-polymer catechins, which includes immersing unfermented tea leaves in ethanol or an ethanol-water solution having an ethanol concentration of from 85 to 99.5 vol % to obtain unfermented tea leaves having a percentage catechin residue of at least 80 wt % based on a catechin content of the unfermented tea leaves before the immersion in the ethanol or ethanol-water solution, and then extracting the unfermented tea leaves with warm water or hot water. The highly-efficient extraction of non-polymer catechins makes it possible to obtain a tea extract, which has an improved taste and does not produce sediment when added to beverages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Fukuda, Hirokazu Takahashi, Atsushi Konishi
  • Patent number: 7901725
    Abstract: The present invention discloses novel methods of using Phleum spp. seeds, especially Timothy grass (P. pratense L.) seeds, for making gluten-free food products and the food products produced using such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Montana State University
    Inventors: Duane L. Johnson, Bettie C. Stanislao, David C. Sands
  • Patent number: 7883734
    Abstract: A process for selectively removing caffeine from a caffeine-containing catechin composition, which includes dissolving the caffeine-containing catechin composition in a 9/1 to 1/9 by weight mixed solution of an organic solvent and water, and then bringing the resultant solution into contact with activated carbon alone or with activated carbon and also acid clay or activated clay; and a packaged beverage containing such a decaffeinated composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Ogura, Susumu Ohishi, Masahiro Fukuda, Hirokazu Takahashi, Eri Itaya, Atsushi Konishi
  • Publication number: 20110014336
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a wood infused liquid consumable. The liquid consumable is contained within a container and is contacted with one or more wooden components in order to enable a wood infusion process to take place. Said one or more wooden components are severed parts of an intermediate wooden sheet cut from a log of wood by rotary cutting it tangentially from the outer surface of the log of wood in veneer fashion such that the intermediate wooden sheet has a thickness corresponding generally to the radial direction (“R”) with respect to the log of wood from which it was cut. The wooden component or components have a thickness of from 0.5 mm to 10 mm, preferably from 1 mm to 8 mm and most preferably from 3 mm to 6 mm. The invention also provides wooden components suitable for use in such a method. The wooden components may be in the form of any of a wooden sheet, strip (or slat), rectangular cross-sectioned rod, or small block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Jan Philippus Jakobus Swart, Tiemen Rypstra, Charl Wynand Theron
  • Patent number: 7867538
    Abstract: Oil of improved quality is produced by treating the oil with an active substance capable of reducing the anisidine value of the oil. Food products comprising the oil of improved quality are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Thomas P. Binder, Inmok Lee
  • Publication number: 20100297290
    Abstract: A method and process for producing a high quality, high-end ethanol product from a lower quality, low-end ethanol product. The method and process can eliminate or reduce waste disposal costs for a distillery constrained by its location from employing an acceptable, cost-effective waste disposal method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: John LaRue, Paul Fahrenthold
  • Publication number: 20100285192
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for filtering a liquid, such as beer, comprising carrying out the filtration of said liquid in the presence of a filter aid, wherein said filter aid essentially comprises porous or non porous polyolefin particles having a specific mass less than 1000 kg/m3 and having an at least partly oxidized outer surface, whereby said outer surface is provided with nodular structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicants: Universite Catholique de Louvain, Meurice R & D
    Inventors: Daniel Daoust, Jean-Jacques Biebuyck, Michel Sclavons, Maxime Libouton, Laurence Van Nedervelde
  • Publication number: 20100278987
    Abstract: The present invention relates to active charcoals with improved mechanical properties. They can advantageously be used in the sweetening of petroleum fractions, as oxidation catalyst support in the conversion of mercaptans to disulphides, but also in any other type of reaction, such as, for example, for the oxidation of cyanide present in water or in the synthesis of glyphosate, and in processes for purification and/or separation by selective adsorption in a liquid phase and/or in a gas phase (decolouration of liquid foodstuffs, water treatment, air treatment, recovery of solvents, and the like).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Remy Le Bec
  • Patent number: 7815960
    Abstract: Green tea formulations and methods for the preparation thereof are shown and described. Generally speaking, the method of preparation includes the mixing of fresh tea leaves in an amount of cold water, followed by pulverization of the leaves to release their intracellular material from the cells of the green tea leaves into the water and form an aqueous extract component. The remaining cellular material forms a leaf residue component which is removed from the mixture. Once the leaf residue is removed, the aqueous extract component is collected and may be dried or further processed to produce a final tea extract that has good natural color, robust natural flavor, and pleasant organoleptic properties, which also is high in polyphenol content, and may be used for various purposes such as the creation of a green tea beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventors: Danyi Quan, Wade W. Xiong
  • Patent number: 7799360
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for washing eggs with a wash mixture of water and composite particles that comprise a mixture of microbial nutrients bound together by a solid fatty acid material. The shells of eggs are contacted with the wash mixture and organic material is removed from the egg shells into the wash mixture. The composite particles in the wash mixture foster microbial degradation of the organic material within the wash mixture. The wash mixture leaves the egg shells whiter than enzyme solutions and maintains the cleaning action for a longer period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: BioNutraTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Hruza Ronning, Brian Joseph Molloy
  • Publication number: 20100215821
    Abstract: There are provided a metal soap which is useful as a food additive to be added to various foods for the purposes of improving a fluidity, an anti-bridging property, a low moisture absorption property and feel upon eating of foods, and has a less adverse influence on the foods, as well as a process for producing the metal soap. The metal soap for a food additive is constituted of a fatty acid calcium salt or a fatty acid magnesium salt having 6 to 24 carbon atoms which is obtained by a double decomposition method, and a water dispersion containing the metal soap in an amount of 2% by mass exhibits a pH of not less than 6 but less than 7. The process for producing the metal soap for a food additive includes the steps of reacting 1 mol of a fatty acid having 6 to 24 carbon atoms with not less than 0.9 mol but less than 1 mol of a monovalent basic compound to obtain a fatty acid basic compound salt; and reacting the fatty acid basic compound salt with a calcium salt or a magnesium salt in an aqueous medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Miyata, Masahiro Fukumoto, Noriko Fujio, Nobuhiko Shizuka