Of Isolated Carbohydrate Patents (Class 426/48)
  • Patent number: 10609940
    Abstract: A colorless and clear beverage containing a flavoring is provided that masks an unpleasant taste or smell due to the deterioration of the flavoring and to which body is imparted. Whey protein is incorporated in the flavoring containing colorless and clear beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yohei Yasui, Daigo Ibusuki
  • Patent number: 10537121
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a maple syrup product having a low water content. The maple syrup product retains the physical and palatable properties of untreated maple syrup while having a prolonged shelf-life. It can be advantageously used to sweeten beverages (such as hot beverages) and in the manufacture of pharmaceutical compositions (such as throat lozenges) and/or confectionery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: IAF SCIENCE HOLDINGS LTD.
    Inventor: John Lawrence Rowe
  • Patent number: 10480019
    Abstract: The invention provides a process of producing Rubusoside from steviol glycosides of Stevia rebaudiana plant. The process is useful for producing high purity Rubusoside with purity greater than 95% (dry basis). High purity rubusoside is useful as in combination with other caloric and non-caloric sweeteners as well as non-caloric sweetener in various food and beverage compositions. The high purity rubusoside is useful as non-caloric sweetener in edible and chewable compositions such as any beverages, confectionaries, bakeries, cookies, chewing gums, and alike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventor: Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 10472660
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an in-situ method for preparing rebaudioside A from sucrose and stevioside by sucrose synthase and glycosyltransferase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CJ CHEILJEDANG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sung Hee Park, Jung Eun Kim, Ran Young Yoon, Young Ho Hong, Seong Bo Kim, Seung Won Park
  • Patent number: 10117452
    Abstract: Glucosyl stevia compositions are prepared from steviol glycosides of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The glucosylation was performed by cyclodextrin glucanotransferase using the starch as source of glucose residues. The compositions were purified to >95% content of total steviol glycosides. The compositions can be used as sweetness enhancers, flavor enhancers and sweeteners in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventor: Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 10093937
    Abstract: The invention relates to a recombinant yeast cell, in particular a transgenic yeast cell, functionally expressing one or more recombinant, in particular heterologous, nucleic acid sequences encoding ribulose-1,5-biphosphate carboxylase oxygenase (Rubisco) and phosphoribulokinase (PRK). The invention further relates to the use of carbon dioxide as an electron acceptor in a recombinant chemotrophic micro-organism, in particular a eukaryotic micro-organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
    Inventors: Antonius Jeroen Adriaan Van Maris, Jacobus Thomas Pronk, Victor Gabriel Guadalupe Medina, Hendrik Wouter Wisselink
  • Patent number: 10081826
    Abstract: Recombinant polypeptides having UDP-glycosyltransferase activities, including a 1,2-19-O-glucose glycosylation activity and a 1,2-13-O-glucose glycosylation activity for synthesizing of steviol glucosides, are provided. A method of producing a steviol glycoside composition using such recombinant polypeptide is also provided. Also disclosed are steviol glycosides referred to as rebaudioside Z1 and rebaudioside Z2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Conagen Inc.
    Inventors: Guohong Mao, Xiaodan Yu
  • Patent number: 10076127
    Abstract: Processes for increasing rumen undegraded protein in protein containing compositions, fermentation by-products or combinations thereof are disclosed. Uses of alkaline crystalline solids to increase rumen undegraded protein in protein containing compositions, fermentation by-products or combinations thereof are further disclosed. Products produced from such processes are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Cecava, Perry H. Doane, James L. Dunn
  • Patent number: 9247761
    Abstract: Disclosed are sugar free confectionery products, methods of making, and multilayer structures prepared from the confectionery products and chewing gum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Juan Pablo Campomanes Marin, Brooke Davis, Deborah Levenson, Cesar C. Elejalde, Koichi Enomoto, Dorothy Euan, William John Hirt, Bharat Jani, Joycelyn May, Simone O'Neill, Mary Robinson, Kristen Schmitz, Aditi Shetty
  • Patent number: 9237758
    Abstract: Disclosed are sugar free confectionery products, methods of making, and multilayer structures prepared from the confectionery products and chewing gum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Cesar C. Elejalde, Bharat Jani, Deborah Levenson, Joycelyn May, Mary K. Robinson, Kristen Schmitz, Aditi Shetty, Simone A. O'Neill, William John Hirt, Dorothy Euan
  • Patent number: 9220284
    Abstract: Disclosed are sugar free confectionery products, methods of making, and multilayer structures prepared from the confectionery products and chewing gum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignees: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC, MONDELEZ JAPAN LIMITED
    Inventors: Cesar C. Elejalde, Bharat Jani, Koichi Enomoto, Deborah Levenson, Joycelyn May, Mary Robinson, Kristen Schmitz, Aditi Shetty, Simone A. O'Neill, William John Hirt, Dorothy Euan
  • Patent number: 9185924
    Abstract: Disclosed are sugar free confectionery products, methods of making, and multilayer structures prepared from the confectionery products and chewing gum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignees: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC, MONDELEZ JAPAN LIMITED
    Inventors: Cesar C. Elejalde, Bharat Jani, Koichi Enomoto, Deborah Levenson, Joycelyn May, Mary Robinson, Kristen Schmitz, Aditi Shetty, Simone O'Neill, William John Hirt, Dorothy Euan
  • Patent number: 9119409
    Abstract: A water soluble nutritional supplement for ruminants is provided that comprises a highly soluble calcium component, a phosphorous component, a potassium component, a copper component, a vitamin C component, and a complete vitamin B complex. The nutritional supplement can be produced in a solid form and be readily dissolved in water. The ingestion of the nutritional supplement in liquid form ensures maximal intestinal absorbability of the vitamins and minerals by the ruminant. The contents of the nutritional supplement are optimized in order to enhance overall ruminant health, antler growth, and milk production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Philip Zorn
  • Publication number: 20150110921
    Abstract: The present invention describes use of a dried starch based flour for mixing with a water containing start product, which mixing enables production of an application product, wherein the water containing start product has the form of a liquid, paste or a powder with volatile water and wherein the dried starch based flour is dried to a level below its moisture equilibrium, and wherein the production of an application product, where at least a part of the water is transferred from the start product to the dried starch based flour, results in a transformation of the start product from the form of a liquid, paste or a powder with volatile water into an application product in the form of a powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Lyckeby Culinar AB
    Inventor: Jan-Olof Lundberg
  • Patent number: 9005681
    Abstract: Here is provided a method of producing a starch gel-containing food, the method comprising the steps of: treating starch granules with an enzyme at a temperature of about 10° C. or higher and about 70° C. or lower to obtain an enzyme-treated starch; mixing a food material, the enzyme-treated starch and water to obtain a mixture; heating the mixture thereby gelatinizing the enzyme-treated starch in the mixture; and cooling the mixture containing the gelatinized enzyme-treated starch thereby gelling the starch to obtain a starch gel-containing food, wherein the enzyme is selected from the group consisting of amyloglucosidase, isoamylase, ?-glucosidase, ?-amylase having a characteristic capable of improving a gel forming ability of a starch, and cyclodextrin glucanotransferase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Glico Nutrition Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ichihara, Junya Fukuda, Masakazu Kimura, Kenichi Kurita
  • Publication number: 20150044331
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for formulating an ice cream wherein a high percentage of the added sugars (from 0% to 20%) is substituted for complex sugar substances known as prebiotics which, after pasteurization, can be partly or totally fermented by probiotic bacteria of the genera Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus and Streptococcus, or hydrolyzed by enzymes to obtain a partly fermented ice cream with a low sugar content and containing a high number (>106/ml) of live probiotic bacteria. The different prebiotics are used as individual ingredients or in mixtures and in diverse concentrations. The invention also relates to an ice cream comprising a reduced content of added sugars such as sucrose, dextrose, glucose syrup, partly or totally substituted for prebiotics, optionally fermented by probiotics and/or hydrolyzed by enzymes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Andrea Cocchi, Roberto Lazzarini
  • Publication number: 20150037462
    Abstract: Glucosyl stevia compositions are prepared from steviol glycosides of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The glucosylation was performed by cyclodextrin glucanotransferase using starch as the source of glucose residues. The short-chain glucosyl stevia compositions were purified to >95% content of total steviol glycosides. The compositions can be used as sweetness enhancers, flavor enhancers and sweeteners in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Avetik MARKOSYAN
  • Publication number: 20150031091
    Abstract: The present invention provides isolated polypeptides having alpha-amylase activity catalytic domains, carbohydrate binding domains and polynucleotide encoding the polypeptides, catalytic domains or carbohydrate binding domains. The invention also provides nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides, catalytic domains or carbohydrate binding domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Ming Li, Junxin Duan, Noriko Tsutsumi, Guillermo Coward-Kelly, Henrik Lundkvist
  • Publication number: 20140357588
    Abstract: Methods of preparing highly purified steviol glycosides, particularly rebaudiosides A, D and M are described. The methods include utilizing recombinant microorganisms for converting various staring compositions to target steviol glycosides. In addition, novel steviol glycosides reb D2 and reb M2 are disclosed, as are methods of preparing the same. The highly purified rebaudiosides are useful as non-caloric sweetener in edible and chewable compositions such as any beverages, confectioneries, bakery products, cookies, and chewing gums.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicants: Purecircle SDN BHD, The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Avetik MARKOSYAN, Indra PRAKASH, Cynthia BUNDERS, Pankaj SONI, Jarrin CYRILLE, Aurélien BADIE, Robert ter HALLE
  • Patent number: 8859023
    Abstract: The formation of acrylamide during heat treatment in the production of a food product is reduced by treating the raw material with an enzyme before the heat treatment. The enzyme is capable of reacting on asparagine or glutamine (optionally substituted) as a substrate or is a laccase or a peroxidase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Gitte Budolfsen, Morten Tovborg Jensen, Hans Peter Heldt-Hansen, Mary Ann Stringer
  • Publication number: 20140286924
    Abstract: An agent for use in the case of disorders of blood sugar metabolism, including diabetes, is described, which reduces the glucose content of food and other substances with the help of 5-D-fructose dehydrogenase and glucose isomerase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: PRO NATURA GESELLSCHAFT FUER GESUNDE ERNAEHRUNG MB
    Inventors: Daniel Henry WYROBNIK, Isaac Harry WYROBNIK
  • Publication number: 20140234947
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for making biofuels such as biodiesel and bioethanol or animal foodstuff by treating lignocellulosic material by subjecting the material to microwave radiation at the resonant frequency of the lignin to dissociate the lignin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: BIOFUELS WALES, LTD.
    Inventor: Roger Spencer Jones
  • Publication number: 20140206045
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an isolated polynucleotide comprising an open reading frame encoding a polypeptide having alpha-amylase activity, the polypeptide selected from the group consisting of: a) a polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence which has at least 70% identity with amino acids 22 to 450 of SEQ ID NO: 4; b) a polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence which has at least 70% identity with the polypeptide encoded by the amylase encoding part of the polynucleotide inserted into a plasmid present in the E. coli host deposited under the Budapest Treaty with DSMZ under accession number DSM 15334; c) a polypeptide encoded by a polynucleotide comprising a nucleotide sequence which has at least 70% identity with the sequence shown from position 68 to 1417 in SEQ ID NO: 3; and d) a fragment of (a), (b) or (c) that has alpha-amylase activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Lan Tang, Wenping Wu, Junxin Duan, Pia Francke Johannesen
  • Publication number: 20140179804
    Abstract: Stevia compositions are prepared from steviol glycosides of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The compositions are able to provide a superior taste profile and can be used as sweetness enhancers, flavor enhancers and sweeteners in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 8728556
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hydrolysed protein-polysaccharide complexes, and more specifically to those complexes formed by complex formation of a protein with a polysaccharide followed by hydrolysis. The resulting complexes have good emulsifying and stabilizing properties and can be used in food, cosmetic or pharmaceutical products. The invention further relates to the method of manufacture of such complexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Christophe Joseph Etienne Schmitt, Sandra Isabel Laneuville Ballester, Sylvie Turgeon, Sylvie Gauthier
  • Patent number: 8715755
    Abstract: Methods for the production of substrate, tuber, and grain compositions containing isomalto-oligosaccharides are described. The methods comprise (a) contacting a substrate, tuber or grain containing ungelatinized starch with a maltogenic enzyme and a starch liquefying enzyme to produce maltose; (b) contacting the maltose with a transglucosidic enzyme, wherein the steps (a) and (b) occur at a temperature less than or at a starch gelatinization temperature; and (c) obtaining a substrate, grain or tuber composition having an enzymatically produced isomalto-oligosaccharide, wherein the oligosaccharide is derived from the grain. The maltogenic enzyme can be either exogenous or endogenous to the grain. The contacting steps can be sequential or concurrent. The present invention also describes flour, oral rehydrating solutions, beer adjuncts, food, feed, beverage additives incorporating the grain compositions made as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventors: Gang Duan, Feng Li, Jayarama K. Shetty, Sridevi Vadakoot
  • Publication number: 20140079845
    Abstract: An oligosaccharide ingredient comprising glycosylated amino acids and peptides of the general formula RnSacm where R is an amino acid residue, Sac is a monosaccharide selected from the group comprising N-acetyl-neuraminic acid, N-acetyl galactosamine and galactose, n has a value between 1 and 10 with the proviso that if n has the value 1 R is a threonine residue or a serine residue and if n has a value between 2 and 10 the peptide contains at least one threonine or serine residue, m has a value between 2 and 4 and at least 20 mol % of the ingredient is N-acetyl-neuraminic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Rafael Berrocal, Marie-Claire Fichot, Norbert Sprenger
  • Publication number: 20140066400
    Abstract: Glucosyl stevia compositions are prepared from steviol glycosides of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The glucosylation was performed by cyclodextrin glucanotransferase using the starch as source of glucose residues. The short-chain glucosyl stevia compositions were purified to >95% content of total steviol glycosides. The compositions can be used as sweetness enhancers, flavor enhancers and sweeteners in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: PURECIRCLE USA INC.
    Inventor: Avetik MARKOSYAN
  • Patent number: 8652549
    Abstract: The invention relates to a post-extraction process for preparing low acyl gellan gum having high solubility property, the process comprising the following steps: (1) enzyme treatment of fermentation broth; (2) flocculation of fermentation broth; (3) deacylation treatment; (4) clarification treatment of deacylated solution; (5) dehydration treatment of clarified and deacylated gellan gum solution; (6) ion exchange and decoloration treatment; and (7) drying and milling. The process according to the invention produces a product, which has largely improved solubility, largely improved quality, good appearance, high transparence, and high gel strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Zhejiang DSM Zhongken Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rongming Wu, Yanfei Zhong, Qi Guo, Yueqiang Shen, Liping Shen
  • Publication number: 20140030763
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems can use feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials and/or starchy materials, to produce ethanol and/or butanol, e.g., by fermentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Publication number: 20140033373
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or an amino acid sequence encoded by the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, or a variant polypeptide or variant polynucleotide thereof, wherein the variant polypeptide has at least 73% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or the variant polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide that has at least 73% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2. The invention features the full length coding sequence of the novel gene as well as the amino acid sequence of the full-length functional polypeptide and functional equivalents of the gene or the amino acid sequence. The invention also relates to methods for using the polypeptide in industrial processes. Also included in the invention are cells transformed with a polynucleotide according to the invention suitable for producing these proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Margot Elisabeth Francoise Schooneveld-Bergmans, Wilbert Herman Marie Heijne, Monica Diana Vlasie, Robbertus Antonius Damveld
  • Publication number: 20140030381
    Abstract: Glucosyl stevia compositions are prepared from steviol glycosides of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The glucosylation was performed by cyclodextrin glucanotransferase using the starch as source of glucose residues. The glucosyl stevia compositions were purified to >95% content of total steviol glycosides. The compositions can be used as sweetness enhancers, flavors, flavor enhancers and sweeteners in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: PURECIRCLE USA INC.
    Inventor: Avetik MARKYSYAN
  • Patent number: 8637103
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for preparing isomaltooligosaccharides (“IMOs”) from a carbohydrate substrate and uses thereof. In the presence of a maltogenic enzyme and additional IMO precursors, an Aspergillus sp. invertase is capable of producing IMOs from a starch slurry. The ability of the invertase to function as a transglucosidase enzyme imparts a simultaneous mechanism for IMO saccharification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Corn Products Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyuk-kon Kwon, Hea-seok Jeong, Jae-Ho Lee
  • Publication number: 20140023750
    Abstract: A taste and flavor profile enhancing composition includes glucosylated steviol glycosides which can enhance the intensity of a taste and/or a flavor in a food or beverage product. A method of increasing the taste and flavor intensity of a food or beverage product, includes the step of adding a taste and flavor enhancing composition to the food or beverage product, wherein the taste and flavor enhancing composition includes glucosylated steviol glycosides. A method of improving the organoleptic properties of a food or beverage product including a high fructose syrup, including the step of adding the taste and flavor enhancing composition to the food or beverage product. Adding the taste and flavor enhancing composition may cause the high fructose syrup, such as high fructose corn syrup, to taste more like sugar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: PURECIRCLE USA INC.
    Inventor: Siddhartha Purkayastha
  • Publication number: 20140010917
    Abstract: A taste and flavor profile enhancing composition is described. The composition includes glucosylated steviol glycosides which can enhance the intensity of a taste and/or a flavor in a food or beverage product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: PURECIRCLE USA INC.
    Inventor: Siddhartha Purkayastha
  • Publication number: 20140011250
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fermentation process for producing a fermentation product from starch-containing material wherein one or more antibacterial agents are added before and/or during fermentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randy Deinhammer, Rikke Monica Festersen
  • Publication number: 20140004226
    Abstract: The object is to provide a novel glycosyltransferase and the use thereof, the glycosyltransferase catalyzes transglucosylation of maltotriose units under conditions which can be employed for the processing of foods or the like. Provided is a maltotriosyl transferase which acts on polysaccharides and oligosaccharides having ?-1,4 glucoside bonds, and has activity for transferring maltotriose units to saccharides, the maltotriosyl transferase acting on maltotetraose as substrate to give a ratio between the maltoheptaose production rate and maltotriose production rate of 9:1 to 10:0 at any substrate concentration ranging from 0.67 to 70% (w/v).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: AMANO ENZYME INC.
    Inventors: Masamichi Okada, Shotaro Yamaguchi, Miho Nagaya
  • Publication number: 20130344544
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention is directed to polypeptides having an amylase activity, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and methods for making and using these polynucleotides and polypeptides. The polypeptides of the invention can be used as amylases to catalyze the hydrolysis of starch into sugars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Verenium Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin A. GRAY, Nahla M. ABOUSHADI, James B. GARRETT
  • Publication number: 20130337115
    Abstract: Glucosyl stevia compositions are prepared from steviol glycosides of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The glucosylation was performed by cyclodextrin glucanotransferase using starch as the source of glucose residues. The short-chain glucosyl stevia compositions were purified to >95% content of total steviol glycosides. The compositions can be used as sweetness enhancers, flavor enhancers and sweeteners in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 8609377
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a post extraction process for preparing low acyl gellan, comprising the steps: deacylation treatment of gellan gum-containing fermentation broth, enzyme treatment, flocculation of low acyl gellan gum with divalent or polyvalent metal cations, clarification treatment of gellan gum solution, dehydration treatment of gellan gum solution, removal of divalent or polyvalent cations and decoloration, and drying and milling. Preferably, the process comprises the step of formulating a proper amount of chelating agent/acid system before the drying and milling step to chelate the added additional divalent cations added during the use of gellan gum, and at the same time to keep the pH value in a relatively stable condition. The present invention also provides the various low acyl gellan gums prepared by the above methods. The product has the following characteristics: a good appearance, a high transmittancy, and high gel strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Zhejiang DSM Zhongken Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Baoyi Yang, Binghua Wu, Huaiyuan Xu, Zhengxue Zhu, Yubin Shen, Xuegang Wang, Liqiang Yang, Jialiang Wang, Wenhui Jiang, Shengqiang Bao, Xiaolin Sheng, Xiaoqin Shen
  • Publication number: 20130330784
    Abstract: The invention relates to temperature-stable polypeptides with ?-pyranosidase activity. The polypeptide substrates include ?-glucopyranosides und ?-xylopyranosides. Said polypeptides can be expressed alone or as fusion proteins for example in yeast or bacteria and subsequently purified. The polypeptides according to said invention can be used alone or in a mixture with other enzymes for the degradation of plant raw materials, among others for the enzymatic degradation of biomass containing lignocellulose, in particular hemicellulose and the hemicellulose component xylan. Said enzymes are suitable for use in textile processing, as an additive of detergents, or in the food or feed industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Reisinger, Farah Qoura, Barbara Klippel, Garabed Antranikian
  • Patent number: 8592195
    Abstract: Novel fungal endoglucanases Ce15 and Ce112 are disclosed. The endoglucanases are conveniently produced by recombinant technology, and means for their production are described. The endoglucanases are used for treating cellulosic material, especially in textile industry, e.g. in biofinishing or biostoning. They may also be used in detergents, in animal feed and/or in pulp and paper industry, or in hydrolysis of lignocellulosic material for, e.g. bioethanol production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Terhi Puranen, Leena Valtakari, Marika Alapuranen, George Szakacs, Pentti Ojapalo, Jari Vehmaanperä
  • Publication number: 20130287894
    Abstract: The invention provides a process of preparing glucosyl Rebaudioside C composition. The glucosyl rebaudioside C composition is useful as in combination with other caloric and non-caloric sweeteners as well as non caloric sweetener in edible and chewable consumables such as various foods and beverages, confectionaries, bakery products, cookies, chewing gums, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Avetik MARKOSYAN
  • Publication number: 20130274350
    Abstract: To develop a method for producing a novel sweetener containing glucose, fructose, and psicose, which is produced from glucose liquid sugar using an isomerase and an epimerase; use of the novel sweetener as a food or drink material; and a novel sweetener capable of preventing obesity caused by the intake thereof. An isomerase and an epimerase are allowed to act on glucose liquid sugar produced in a glucose liquid sugar production plant to thereby produce D-psicose, thereby providing a novel sweetener (product) that maintains the degree and quality of sweetness of a glucose-fructose mixed solution and never causes obesity, a method for producing the same, and use of the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okuma, Koji Yamada, Koji Tsukuda, Tetsuo Iida, Hiroshi Oga, Ken Izumori, Yoshio Tsujisaka, Tsuyoshi Shimonishi, Takako Yamada, Iwao Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8551754
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention is directed to polypeptides having an amylase activity, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and methods for making and using these polynucleotides and polypeptides. The polypeptides of the invention can be used as amylases to catalyze the hydrolysis of starch into sugars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Verenium Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Gray, Nahla Aboushadi, James Garrett
  • Publication number: 20130251853
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a method for making agave syrup, the method including, mashing the agave piñas; extracting the inulin from the piñas; monitoring the hydrolysis with an osmometer; hydrolyzing the inulin to create specific saccharide functionality; pH adjusting the syrup to promote and stop hydrolysis; and heating the syrup to a temperature sufficient to deactivate native enzymes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: James Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20130236601
    Abstract: Acrylamide reducing agents are added to molasses prior to heat treatment at temperatures above about 120° C. Preferably, citric acid is added to reduce the pH of the molasses, and asparaginase and/or lysine is added to the reduced pH molasses before it is heat treated at temperatures above about 120° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Ellis COLLINS, Vincent Allen ELDER, David Brian EMERSON, Terry MOROS, Rayford Thomas SMITH
  • Publication number: 20130224800
    Abstract: The invention relates to alpha amylases and to polynucleotides encoding the alpha amylases. In addition methods of designing new alpha amylases and methods of use thereof are also provided. The alpha amylases have increased activity and stability at acidic, neutral and alkaline pH and increased temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: VERENIUM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Verenium Corporation
  • Patent number: 8507246
    Abstract: The formation of acrylamide during heat treatment in the production of a food product is reduced by treating the raw material with an enzyme before the heat treatment. The enzyme is capable of reacting on asparagine or glutamine (optionally substituted) as a substrate or is a laccase or a peroxidase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Gitte Budolfsen, Morten Tovborg Jensen, Hans Peter Heldt-Hansen, Mary Ann Stringer
  • Patent number: 8460725
    Abstract: Provided is a method for efficiently producing sugar and simultaneously efficiently producing ethanol. A method for producing sugar characterized by comprising a pretreatment step in which a plant-origin sugar solution is fermented by a microorganism having no sucrose-degrading enzyme and a step for producing sugar from the fermented sugar solution. A method for producing sugar characterized by comprising a pretreatment step in which a plant-origin sugar solution is fermented by a microorganism in the presence of a sucrose-degrading enzyme inhibitor and a step for producing sugar from the fermented sugar solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignees: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., Incorporated Administrative Agency National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
    Inventors: Satoshi Ohara, Akira Sugimoto, Yoshifumi Terajima