Packaged, Structurally Defined, Or Coated Patents (Class 426/5)
  • Patent number: 10694762
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a sugar-free hard dragee consisting of a compressed core and a hard coating completely surrounding the compressed core, wherein the hard dragee is sugar-free. The compressed core contains a mixture of erythritol. D-sorbitol and steviol whereas the hard coating contains a mixture of D-maltitol, erythritol and stevia/steviol. The hard dragees according to the invention surprisingly have a good compatibility in spite off the combination of sugar replacement substances and non-sugar sweeteners. Moreover, the compressed cores of the hard dragees according to the invention have a very good compressibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Alexander Müller-Vivil
  • Patent number: 10485247
    Abstract: A nicotine chewing gum is disclosed, the nicotine chewing gum having gum base polymers, nicotine, and microcrystalline cellulose as a carrier for the nicotine, the gum base polymers include polyvinyl acetate and vinyl laurate-vinyl acetate copolymer in an amount of more than 90% by weight of the gum base polymers, and the gum base polymers include 20-95% by weight of polyvinyl acetate and 5-80% by weight of vinyl laurate-vinyl acetate copolymer. Also, a method for producing a nicotine chewing gum is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Fertin Pharma A/S
    Inventor: Jesper Neergaard
  • Patent number: 9700065
    Abstract: A dough-like confectionery material contains a solid particulate, a liquid, and a diffusion controller. The dough-like confectionery material is an effective replacement for panned coatings, and it can be applied to an edible substrate, such as candy or chewing gum to form a layered confection. Methods and apparatus for forming layered confections are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Vesselin D. Miladinov, Cesar Carlos Elejalde, Jesse Kiefer, Bharat Jani, Kishor Kabse, Matthew Allan Beam, Allen Aldridge, Jianping Chao, Osamu Takita, Yuzuru Mitsui, Hiroshi Segawa
  • Patent number: 9700064
    Abstract: A dough-like confectionery material contains a solid particulate, a liquid, and a diffusion controller. The dough-like confectionery material is an effective replacement for panned coatings, and it can be applied to an edible substrate, such as candy or chewing gum to form a layered confection. Methods and apparatus for forming layered confections are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Vesselin D. Miladinov, Cesar Carlos Elejalde, Jesse Kiefer, Bharat Jani, Kishor Kabse, Matthew Allan Beam, Allen Aldridge, Jianping Chao
  • Patent number: 9693570
    Abstract: A dough-like confectionery material contains a solid particulate, a liquid, and a diffusion controller. The dough-like confectionery material is an effective replacement for panned coatings, and it can be applied to an edible substrate, such as candy or chewing gum to form a layered confection. Methods and apparatus for forming layered confections are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Vesselin D. Miladinov, Cesar Carlos Elejalde, Jesse Kiefer, Bharat Jani, Kishor Kabse, Matthew Allan Beam, Allen Aldridge, Jianping Chao
  • Patent number: 9630740
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved product holding and dispensing package and an improved method for manufacturing, holding, and storing products, especially comestible products. In an embodiment, a package for comestible products may be provided. The package includes a package blank having walls that define a package interior. The package also includes a sheet disposed inside the package interior. The sheet wraps around a stack of comestible products and maintains the products in a stacked formation. The sheet also retains the comestible products against lateral movement within the sheet. In an embodiment, the plurality of comestible products are releasably attached to the sheet to prevent the comestible products from sliding out of the sheet. In an embodiment, the sheet may be attached to the package interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Yoichiro Ishikawa, James W. Wolff, Heather L. Fluegel
  • Patent number: 9565867
    Abstract: The invention relates to a confectionery product comprising a polymer system, flavor and sweetener, at least about 70% by weight of said polymer system comprising polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) and less than 10% by weight of said polymer system comprises polymer having a molecular weight (Mw) of greater than about 50000 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: GUMLINK A/S
    Inventors: Helle Wittorff, Kirsten Lund
  • Patent number: 9545116
    Abstract: Coated comestibles comprising palatinose and a binding agent and processes to obtain these comestibles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: SÜDZUCKER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT MANNHEIM/OCHSENFURT
    Inventors: Bernd Hasslinger, Jörg Kowalczyk, Ingrid Willibald-Ettle, Siegfried Peters
  • Patent number: 9497979
    Abstract: The present invention relates to chewing or bubble gum compositions that include a first region composition and a second, or gum, region adjacent to or surrounding the first region. The first region composition may be a center-fill composition, such as a liquid-fill composition. The second region includes a polyol composition including isomalt alone or in combination with other polyols. The addition of isomalt to the second region provides stability to the chewing gum composition and reduces the problem of leaking and migration of the first region composition into the second region. The multi-region chewing gum composition also may include a coating region which surrounds or covers the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Cesar C. Elejalde, William Hirt, Jesse Kiefer, Craig Massey, Valentina Visci
  • Patent number: 9445612
    Abstract: A chewing gum tablet including at least two cohered chewing gum modules, the tableted chewing gum being formed by compression of chewing gum granules, at least one of the chewing gum modules including gum base granules, the gum base granules including an elastomer system, the chewing gum tablet including an elastomer system in an amount of at least 10% by weight of the tablet. A compressed chewing gum tablet has been obtained featuring extremely impressing abilities of incorporating well-defined amounts of chewing gum ingredients combined with acceptable rheological properties of the compete tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Gumlink A/S
    Inventor: Vibeke Nissen
  • Patent number: 9387168
    Abstract: A chewing gum with a liquid-fill composition and a surrounding gum region, with one or both containing active ingredients, such as herbal, medicinal and/or mineral elements or combinations thereof, present in an amount of at least about 0.05 mg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventors: Jack Barreca, Joseph E. Kovarik
  • Patent number: 9271904
    Abstract: Oral delivery systems including at least one encapsulated active are provided. The oral delivery systems include at least one active component; and a polymer matrix at least partially encapsulating the at least one active component. In some embodiments, the polymer matrix has a tensile strength of at least about 6,500 psi and/or includes at least one polymer having a water absorption of about 0.01% to about 50% by weight. The at least one active component may be an oral care active, which may be encapsulated alone or in combination with other actives, such as a taste masking active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Petros Gebreselassie, Navroz Boghani
  • Patent number: 9226513
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems, apparatuses, methods and products directed to non-contact printing of confectionery products. The confectionery products may include an edible substrate having a surface and an edible ink printed on the edible surface. The edible ink may cover at least about 5% of the surface. An apparatus of the present disclosure may include a removal device for removing at least a portion of a rolling compound from a confectionery material and a printing device for non-contact printing an edible ink-indicia on the confectionery material. An apparatus of the present disclosure may also include a detection device detecting the presence of confectionery material at a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Ronald L. Ream, Enrique Valdez, William R. Gleffe
  • Patent number: 9198448
    Abstract: Oral compositions including an encapsulated active component(s) are provided. The oral compositions include a carrier composition including a first reactive component. The oral compositions also include an active composition. The active composition includes at least one active component encapsulated in a coating. The coating includes a hydrophilic material and at least one second reactive component, wherein an interaction between the first and second reactive components preserves the activity and/or availability of the active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Petros Gebreselassie, Navroz Boghani
  • Patent number: 9068056
    Abstract: Disclosed is layered double hydroxides (LDH) used to catalyze the polymerization of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The LDH of a catalyst amount may efficiently reduce the PET polymerization period and further be uniformly blended into the PET product to form composites. Compared with the pure PET, the composite including LDH has better properties such as mechanical properties, linear expansion coefficient, barrier, thermal stability, and transparency. In addition, the LDH in the composite is safer than conventional heavy metal catalysts, especially when applied to food or drink packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Chung Yuan Christian University
    Inventors: Tsung-Yen Tsai, Shao-Wen Lu, Wei-Chuan Shiu, Syuan-Ci Su, Tzu-Fang Chen, Chao-Chen Hsu
  • Patent number: 9060526
    Abstract: The present invention provides various methods of improving homogeneity in confectionery mixing processes. In particular, the invention includes such steps as mixing a predetermined amount of confectionery base and/or chewing gum base and bulk sweeteners in a first direction for a first cycle period to provide a mixture; adding a predetermined amount of a flavoring component to the mixture; mixing the mixture in a second direction for a second cycle period; mixing the mixture in the first direction for a third cycle period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventor: Bharat Jani
  • Patent number: 9055754
    Abstract: A chewing gum sheet is formed without substantial use of a powdered non-stick agent by extruding a slab having a tacky surface of heated chewing gum composition onto a moving conveyor; cooling the slab on the conveyor sufficiently to cool the surface of the slab; and passing the slab from the conveyor through at least one cooled roller to form a chewing gum sheet with predetermined dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Martin R. Cervenka, Dennis W. Rybolt, Scott G. Brown, Mariano V. Artiaga
  • Patent number: 9044037
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatuses and methods for non-contact printing on comestible products. The apparatus includes an extruder for extruding a slab of an edible substrate and a non-contact printing device for printing an edible ink on the slab. The apparatus provides versatility as the printing device may be placed anywhere along the apparatus. The printing device may be positioned along the apparatus as desired to operate in cooperation with other components of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Ronald L. Ream, Enrique Valdez, Dennis W. Rybolt, William R. Gleffe
  • Publication number: 20150118353
    Abstract: To improve the temporal stability of multi-layered chewing gum. By adjusting the amount of a gelatinizing agent, especially gelatin, in an edible material, especially in a soft candy (1.5 to 6% by weight in the edible material and 1.5 to 10% by weight based on a gum base), it is possible to suppress moisture absorption and deterioration of flavor, prevent negative effects on the properties of chewing gum such as melting, and secure production suitability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Yoko Ito, Takayuki Kojima, Fumihiro Ozaki
  • Patent number: 9011946
    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 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Navroz Boghani, Petros Gebreselassie, Kiran Vyakaranam
  • 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
  • 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: 20150030646
    Abstract: An edible product and method for making an edible product including a core composition having at least one outer surface and at least one edible, three dimensional object secured to the at least one outer surface, where the object includes a binder material and a deliverable component selected from the group consisting of flavors, colors, sweeteners, actives, sensates, effervescent components, and combinations thereof. Also, a method for delivery of at least one deliverable component including placing such products in the mouth of a user and releasing the deliverable component from the edible, three dimensional object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Petros Gebreselassie, Atsushi Ueminami, Anilkumar Ganapati Gaonkar
  • Publication number: 20150017279
    Abstract: The invention relates to a confectionery product comprising a plurality of beads, each bead comprising an aqueous core, a hydrophobic first coating layer surrounding the aqueous core, and a hydrophilic second coating layer surrounding the first coating layer; to a confectionery product comprising these beads. The invention also relates to a method of production thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Malcolm Kearsley
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8920856
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for preparing multi-layered confectionery compositions. The multi-layered confectionery compositions are formed using a co-extrusion process of at least two different confectionery compositions that have at least one visual or sensorial distinction. The tolerances of the resulting pieces of the multi-layered confectionery composition are maintained such that the pieces can be packaged in rigid packaging. The processing parameters of processing of the plurality of confectionery compositions prior to the step of cutting and wrapping the pieces can be altered so as to maintain the average piece size within a predetermined tolerance level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Allen Aldridge, Marc Degady, Cesar Carlos Elejalde, Alejandro Jean, Bharat Jani, Ana Lucia Lopez, Fernando Melendez, Susan J. Pettigrew, Duane Raible, Ivonne Ramirez, Margarita Tecanhuey, Iran Vazquez
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140328973
    Abstract: A method of releasing nicotine from a compressed chewing gum tablet, wherein the chewing gum tablet includes two modules; a first module including nicotine and tablet material, and a second module including gum base and nicotine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Bruno Provstgaard Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8877268
    Abstract: The invention relates to a confectionery product comprising a plurality of beads, each bead comprising an aqueous core, a hydrophobic first coating layer surrounding the aqueous core, and a hydrophilic second coating layer surrounding the first coating layer; to a confectionery product comprising these beads. The invention also relates to a method of production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Mondelez UK Holdings & Services Limited
    Inventor: Malcolm Kearsley
  • Publication number: 20140314906
    Abstract: A process for making a confection, including the steps of mixing a confection mass containing at least 80 wt. % sweetener; melting the confection mass; crystallizing the confection mass; and forming that confection mass, wherein the resulting confection contains at least 60 wt. % of the sweetener in crystal form. A confection containing at least one crystallized mass that was produced by this process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Luis Bordera Verdu, Lavinel Bill Popa, Julie Rene Yah, Emilio Romero Carcasona, Melchor Blazquez, Scott Garrett Brown, Juan Fabre
  • Patent number: 8858918
    Abstract: A composition in the form of a chewing gum composition or a confectionery composition containing an encapsulated stain removing agent selected from anionic and non-ionic surfactants and methods of preparing and using the same to remove stains from dental material including teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Samantha Katharine Holme, Shiuh John Luo
  • Publication number: 20140302196
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of forming gum, the method including providing a pair of moving walls including a first wall and a second wall; and sizing a gum mass into a gum sheet having a substantially uniform thickness between about 0.3 mm to 10 mm using the pair of walls, the gum mass maintaining substantially continuous contact with at least one of the walls before and after the sizing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Bharat Jani, Leonard Scarola, Miles Van Niekerk, Krishna Adivi, Jesse Kiefer
  • Publication number: 20140302195
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for forming gum, the method including providing a pair of rollers including a first roller and a second roller, and sizing a gum mass into a substantially continuous and flat gum sheet having a substantially uniform thickness between about 0.3 mm to 10 mm and a width of not less than 50 cm solely via a moving of the gum mass through a gap between the pair of rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Bharat Jani, Leonard Scarola, Miles Van Niekerk, Krishna Adivi, Jesse Kiefer
  • Publication number: 20140295024
    Abstract: Disclosed include flavor pre-blends for use in chewing gum to impart improved chew texture and flavor release. The flavor pre-blend includes hydrophilic and lipophilic ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Campbell, Anilkumar Gaonkar, Kishor Kabse, Simkie Kar, Deborah Levenson, Yan Wang, Stanislav Zakharkin, Steven Zbylut
  • Publication number: 20140287091
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for forming and cooling gum, the system including a forming system configured to size the gum to include a substantially uniform thickness, a cooling device that is disposed in-line with the forming system and configured to continuously receive the gum from the forming system at an entry point of the cooling device, and a multi-pass conveying system configured to continuously transport the gum from the entry point to an exit point of the cooling device, the forming system and the cooling device being configured to form and cool the gum to be in a condition for stacking or collecting upon exiting the exit point of the cooling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Bharat Jani, Leonard Scarola, Miles Van Niekerk, Krishna Adivi, Jesse Kiefer, Hendrik Eyselee
  • Publication number: 20140271986
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for separating sheet-shaped objects (P), for example preliminary chewing-gum products or intermediate chewing-gum products in the form of chewing-gum sheets, into strip-shaped or slab-shaped object sub-units (S), for example preliminary chewing-gum products or intermediate chewing-gum products in the form of elongated chewing-gum strips or smaller chewing-gum slabs. According to the invention, the following method steps and device features are provided: providing the sheet-shaped objects (P), wherein each sheet-shaped object (P) has at least one weakening region (R); successively separating individual strip-shaped or slab-shaped object sub-units (S) one after another from the provided sheet-shaped objects (P), wherein separating takes place on the weakening regions (R) of the sheet-shaped objects (P) by means of a conveying and separating device (10); and onward conveying of the individual, formed strip-shaped or slab-shaped object sub-units (S).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: LOESCH Verpackungstechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Heinz-Peter Hammacher
  • Publication number: 20140271985
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are chewing gum snack products having multi-sensorial attributes of flavor, texture, and visual appeal which provides a snack-like quality at the initial stage of chewing that then transitions to chewing gum-like qualities at later stages of chewing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Francis Amoako-Poku, Susan Pettigrew, Doris Tancredi, Zi Yang
  • Publication number: 20140242214
    Abstract: Delayed release in chewing gum of a sweetener, is provided by encapsulating the sweetener in specific amounts of a poly(vinyl acetate), a filler, and a fatty acid salt. When incorporated into a chewing gum, the sweetener encapsulated in poly(vinyl acetate), filler, and fatty acid salt provides a more delayed release of a sweet flavor than a sweetener encapsulated in poly(vinyl acetate) alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Navroz Boghani, Petros Gebreselassie, Theodore James Anastasiou, Kiran Vyakaranam, Junjie Guan, Tana Hintz
  • Publication number: 20140234478
    Abstract: A method for applying print to at least one chewing gum surface, the method including forming a chewing gum composition into at least one chewing gum sheet having at least one printable surface, the chewing gum sheet having a desirable thickness, providing a print roller, transporting the at least one chewing gum sheet towards the print roller via a transporting surface, providing a gap between the print roller and the transporting surface, the thickness of the at least one chewing gum sheet being greater than a height of the gap, moving the at least one chewing gum sheet through the gap, printing indicia on the chewing gum sheet via the print roller during the moving of the at least one chewing gum sheet through the gap, and compressing the at least one chewing gum sheet during the moving of the at least one chewing gum sheet through the gap, the compressing occurring simultaneously with the printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Cesar C. Elejalde, Tinyee Hoang, Kishor Kabse, Simkie Kar, Deborah Levenson, Devang Sutaria, Marc Degady
  • Publication number: 20140227388
    Abstract: A chewing gum tablet including at least two cohered chewing gum modules, the tableted chewing gum being formed by compression of chewing gum granules, at least one of the chewing gum modules including gum base granules, the gum base granules including an elastomer system, the chewing gum tablet including an elastomer system in an amount of at least 10% by weight of the tablet. A compressed chewing gum tablet has been obtained featuring extremely impressing abilities of incorporating well-defined amounts of chewing gum ingredients combined with acceptable rheological properties of the compete tablet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Vibeke Nissen
  • Publication number: 20140227387
    Abstract: A chewing gum with a liquid-fill composition and a surrounding gum region, with one or both containing active ingredients, such as herbal, medicinal and/or mineral elements or combinations thereof, present in an amount of at least about 0.05 mg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Jack Barreca
  • Publication number: 20140227389
    Abstract: A multi-region confection includes a first and a second confectionery material. The body portion of the multi-region confection includes an extruded first confectionery material, and a plurality of capillaries is disposed in the extruded body portion. The plurality of capillaries includes the second confectionery material. The second confectionery material includes about 47 to about 95 weight percent of a sugar alcohol, about 1 to about 15 weight percent water, and about 0.1 to about 1.5 weight percent of a slow-set pectin; wherein all weight percent values are based on the total weight of the second confectionery material. A method of making the multi-region confection is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: MONDELEZ JAPAN LIMITED
    Inventors: Takaya Koseki, Hideki Sakanishi
  • Publication number: 20140212453
    Abstract: A novel snack system is created in various form, variety, and with various ingredient. The snack system is created being a snack, with at least one ingredient, and at least one texture. The category of snack includes cheese, powdery candy, soft candy, creamy candy, gummy candy, hard candy, liquid candy, fudge candy, chocolate, ice cream, ice milk, sherbet, gelato, yogurt, sorbet, tofu, jelly, pudding, chewing gum, roll, pie, biscuit, cookie, donut, pastry, cake, pancake, crepe, waffle, bread, tortilla, and taco. The snack can be served at room temperature, cold from refrigerator, warm, hot, and reheated. The snack is in form selected from group consisting of interior filing of ingredient, outer coating of ingredient, and formation of snack roll. The snack is also created with addition of various ingredients. The snack is created with at least one ingredient selected from group consisting of flavoring ingredient, nutritional ingredient, health ingredient, and other ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Alice Chang
  • Publication number: 20140205715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to chewing or bubble gum compositions that include a first region composition and a second, or gum, region adjacent to or surrounding the first region. The first region composition may be a center-fill composition, such as a liquid-fill composition. The second region includes a polyol composition including isomalt alone or in combination with other polyols. The addition of isomalt to the second region provides stability to the chewing gum composition and reduces the problem of leaking and migration of the first region composition into the second region. The multi-region chewing gum composition also may include a coating region which surrounds or covers the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Cesar C. Elejalde, William Hirt, Jesse Kiefer, Craig Massey, Valentina Visci
  • Patent number: 8778425
    Abstract: The invention relates to a chewing gum coated with at least one layer, the layer comprising slightly water-soluble calcium salt and/or a composite thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sudzucker Aktiengesellschaft Mannheim
    Inventors: Gallus Schechner, Carola Braunbarth, Tilo Poth, Holger Franke, Lutz Guderjahn, Jörg Kowalczyk
  • Patent number: 8722117
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for thermally sealing a filled chewing gum product. The fill material of the chewing gum product is heated to a temperature greater than about 40° C. which correspondingly heats the inner portion of the chewing gum material to an elevated temperature. The method further includes sealing the heated inner portion of the chewing gum material to form a sealed, filled chewing gum product. The present disclosure advantageously increases the bond strength of the sealed ends of the sealed and filled chewing gum product and reduces the amount of unacceptable product or leakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Juan Fabre, Dennis Abad, Luis Bordera, Andrew Robert Francis Gill, Melchor Blazquez, Emilio Romero Carcason
  • Patent number: 8726334
    Abstract: Architecture that provides model-based systems management in virtualized and non-virtualized environments. A security component provides security models which define security requirements for services. A management component applies one or more of the security models during the lifecycle of virtual machines and services. The lifecycle can include initial deployment, expansion, moving servers, monitoring, and reporting. The architecture creates a formal description model of how a virtual machine or a service (composition of multiple virtual machines) is secured. The security requirements information can also be fed back to the general management system which uses this information in its own activities such as to guide the placement of workloads on servers can be security related.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John Neystadt, Yigal Edery, Yan Belinky, Anders B Vinberg, Dennis Scott Batchelder, Shimon Yannay
  • Publication number: 20140127353
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide: a flowable food composition which contains xylitol in an amount sufficient to obtain excellent sweetness and which can retain the flowability over a long period even when the water content is low; and a confection which is obtained using the flowable food composition. This flowable food composition comprises glycerol, xylitol, which is contained in an amount effective for sweetness, and one or more sugar alcohols excluding xylitol and glycerol. The sugar alcohols preferably comprise one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of sorbitol, maltitol, and reduced palatinose. This confection comprises a center composition which comprises the flowable food composition and a shell composition with which at least some of the center composition is surrounded, the shell composition being selected from the group consisting of candy, chewing gum, and chocolate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Nihon Kraft Foods Limited
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Kamakura, Hiroshi Segawa
  • Patent number: 8703216
    Abstract: Provided are engineered meat products formed as a plurality of at least partially fused layers, wherein each layer comprises at least partially fused multicellular bodies comprising non-human myocytes and wherein the engineered meat is comestible. Also provided are multicellular bodies comprising a plurality of non-human myocytes that are adhered and/or cohered to one another; wherein the multicellular bodies are arranged adjacently on a nutrient-permeable support substrate and maintained in culture to allow the multicellular bodies to at least partially fuse to form a substantially planar layer for use in formation of engineered meat. Further described herein are methods of forming engineered meat utilizing said layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Gabor Forgacs, Francoise Marga, Karoly Robert Jakab
  • Publication number: 20140099400
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of encapsulation. More particularly, it relates to a new process for encapsulating an active ingredient in or on an edible composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: FIRMENICH SA
    Inventors: Jérôme Barra, Grégory Dardelle, Maurus Marty, Nathalie Vivien Castoni, Marion Wick, Dana Zampieri