Products Per Se, Or Processes Of Preparing Or Treating Compositions Involving Chemical Reaction By Addition, Combining Diverse Food Material, Or Permanent Additive Patents (Class 426/531)
  • Patent number: 10299492
    Abstract: A dietary supplement composition having a dispersion including a plurality of liposomal vesicles, includes an active ingredient, phospholipid contained in the liposomal vesicles, and a coating material. The active ingredient is incorporated within the liposomal vesicles having a barrier coating of the coating material including one of a biopolymer, polyethylene glycol, chitosan and a combination thereof. The coating material is free flowing in the dispersion such that the liposomal vesicles are surrounded by the coating material without being attached to the liposomal vesicles and without forming part of the liposomal vesicles and without affecting weight of the liposomal vesicles. The dispersion is filtered using a tangential flow technique, which washes out outer periphery of liposomal vesicles for removing inactive ingredients contained outside the liposomal vesicles without washing out the coating material surrounding the liposomal vesicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: James John Yiannios
  • Patent number: 10299493
    Abstract: A method of making dietary supplement compositions includes generating an aqueous phase (A1) having one or more dietary supplement nutrients (DSN1), generating an oil phase (O1), performing a first homogenizing step by mixing A1 and O1 thereby forming A1/O1 composition, performing a second homogenizing step by mixing the A1/O1 composition and the further added DSN2, performing a third homogenizing step by mixing the A1/O1/DSN2 composition and a first flavor (F1), performing a fourth homogenizing step by mixing the A1/O1/DSN2/F1 composition and a gum dispersed with glycerin (GG), and performing a fifth homogenizing step by mixing the A1/O1/DSN2/F1/GG composition and the second flavor (F2) thereby forming dietary composition A1/O1/DSN2/F1/GG/F2. The A1/O1/DSN2/F1/GG/F2 composition is dispersion in which actives are incorporated in liposomal vesicles which may have a barrier coating of a polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: James John Yiannios
  • Patent number: 10070601
    Abstract: The invention provides a plant cell, part, tissue culture or whole plant comprising at least one disrupted KRP gene of the present invention. The present invention also provides methods of increasing weight, size, and/or number of one or more organs, and/or yield of a plant by utilizing the disrupted KRP genes of the present invention. Furthermore, methods of breeding plants to produce new plants having increased weight, size, and/or number of one or more organs, and/or yield are provided. The present invention provides isolated Kinase inhibitor Protein (KIP) Related Protein (KRP) polynucleotide sequences and isolated KRP polypeptide sequences and methods of their use. Exemplary plants include wheat, rice and soy bean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Targeted Growth, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean Paul Olivier, Dayna L. Loeffler
  • Patent number: 9943084
    Abstract: Described are fat compositions (e.g., shortening composition and shortening particles) that are suitable for use in preparing batter or dough products such as biscuits, pizza crusts, pot pie crusts, cinnamon rolls, or dry mixes for same; the fat compositions can be low in trans fatty acids with moderate levels of saturated fatty acids. For example, fat compositions may comprise less than about 2% wt. total trans fatty acids and a total of less than about 70% wt. saturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Duke Seibold, Braden J. Erickson, Alan A. Oppenheimer
  • Patent number: 9923200
    Abstract: A method for making a sulfur-graphene composite material is provided. In the method, an elemental sulfur solution and a graphene dispersion are provided. The elemental sulfur solution includes a first solvent and an elemental sulfur dissolved in the first solvent. The graphene dispersion includes a second solvent and graphene sheets dispersed in the second solvent. The elemental sulfur solution is added to the graphene dispersion, a number of elemental sulfur particles are precipitated and attracted to a surface of the graphene sheets to form the sulfur-graphene composite material. The sulfur-graphene composite material is separated from the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li Wang, Xiang-Ming He, Jian-Jun Li, Jian-Wei Guo, Wen-Ting Sun, Jian-Guo Ren
  • Patent number: 9914893
    Abstract: The presently claimed invention is directed to the use of polyethylene glycols that are prepared by alkoxylating polyethylene glycol with at least one C8-C30 epoxy alkane in lubricating oil compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Nawid Kashani-Shirazi, Muriel Ecormier, Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 9585417
    Abstract: A method of making dietary supplement compositions includes generating an aqueous phase, generating an oil phase, performing a first homogenizing step by mixing the aqueous and oil phases, adding reduced glutathione to the aqueous-oil composition and performing a second homogenizing step by mixing the aqueous-oil composition and reduced glutathione, adding a first flavor to the aqueous-oil-glutathione composition, performing a third homogenizing step by mixing the aqueous-oil-glutathione composition and the first flavor, adding xanthan gum dispersed with glycerin to the aqueous-oil-glutathione-first-flavor composition and performing a fourth homogenizing step by mixing the aqueous-oil-glutathione-first-flavor composition and xanthan gum; adding a second flavor to the aqueous-oil-glutathione-first-flavor-xanthan composition and performing a fifth homogenizing step by mixing the aqueous-oil-glutathione-first-flavor-xanthan composition and the second flavor so as to form a dietary supplement composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Vitasome Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James John Yiannios, Subhash Kekatpuray
  • Patent number: 9572783
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel use of xanthophylls, particularly astaxanthin and/or an ester thereof, for inhibiting tumor cell growth. Therefore, the present invention provides a method for preventing or treating cancers, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of at least one type of xanthophyll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Chuen Wei Lu
  • Patent number: 9556448
    Abstract: The invention provides a plant cell, part, tissue culture or whole plant comprising at least one disrupted KRP gene of the present invention. The present invention also provides methods of increasing weight, size, and/or number of one or more organs, and/or yield of a plant by utilizing the disrupted KRP genes of the present invention. Furthermore, methods of breeding plants to produce new plants having increased weight, size, and/or number of one or more organs, and/or yield are provided. The present invention provides isolated Kinase Inhibitor Protein (KIP) Related Protein (KRP) polynucleotide sequences and isolated KRP polypeptide sequences and methods of their use. Exemplary plants include wheat, rice and soybean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Targeted Growth, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean Paul Olivier, Dayna L. Loeffler
  • Publication number: 20150147457
    Abstract: A nutrient composition comprises an essential nutrient in which at least one exchangeable H atom is 2H and/or at least one C atom is 13C. The nutrient is thus protected from, inter alia, active oxygen species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Mikhail Sergeevich Shchepinov
  • Publication number: 20150147458
    Abstract: Methods and systems for preparing a processed food composition that is sized and shaped to facilitate independent dining are presented. A method, in one embodiment, includes selecting cooked menu items, combining them using a grinder or food processor into a mixture, and then shaping the mixture into a processed food composition that includes one or more substantially graspable sizes and shapes. The cooked menu items selected for mixing may include protein, carbohydrate, and/or vegetable, producing a food composition that is substantially nutritionally balanced. The system may include a food processor, such as a grinder or mixer, and a shaping tool for forming the combined foods into desired shapes and sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Sarah E. Gorham, Debra Stone Morris
  • Patent number: 9034389
    Abstract: An emulsion is provided including: an oil component and a water component, the oil component including: fish oil triglycerides in an amount of about 60% to about 90% based on the weight of the oil component; wherein the fish oil triglycerides include omega-3 fatty acids, expressed as triglycerides, in an amount of at least 60%, based on the total weight of the fatty acids of the fish oil triglycerides; wherein the fish oil triglycerides include a total amount of EPA and DHA, expressed as triglycerides, of at least 45%, based on the total weight of the fatty acids of the fish oil triglycerides; and, at least one medium-chain triglyceride, wherein a total amount of the at least one medium-chain triglyceride is from about 10% to about 40% based on the weight of the oil component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: STABLE SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventor: David F. Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20150132446
    Abstract: An individually-packaged shelf-stable snack-sized pet food mix. The pet food mix includes at least two visually identifiable dried ingredients, wherein a total amount of about 5 grams to about 25 grams of the pet food mix is contained within the individual package and provides less than about 25% of the daily calories of the pet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Edward Russell Cox
  • Publication number: 20150104552
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an oral product includes creating a matrix from a plurality of capsules, a powdered component, a viscous component and a binder and molding the matrix into a shape. In a preferred embodiment, the capsules provide functional and flavorful ingredients. In an embodiment, the matrix is enclosed in a porous material that forms a pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Danielle R. Crawford, Shalva Gedevanishvili, William R. Sweeney, Chris Irving
  • Patent number: 9006514
    Abstract: This invention is in the field of biotechnology, in particular, this pertains to polynucleotide sequences encoding membrane bound O-acyltransferase genes and the use of these acyltransferases for altering fatty acid profiles in oilseed plants. Methods for increasing elongation and desaturation conversion efficiencies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Howard Glenn Damude, Knut Meyer
  • Patent number: 8999374
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a ?-1,4-mannobiose-containing composition which can inhibit colonization of salmonella in animal body and effectively excrete salmonella outside the body and the method for producing thereof, a feed additive containing the ?-1,4-mannobiose-containing composition, and a feed blended with the ?-1,4-mannobiose-containing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimichi Morikoshi, Futoshi Yokomizo
  • Publication number: 20150093488
    Abstract: A device for forming portions of food is proposed, comprising a hydraulic press. rne press has at least one hydraulic pressure generator and at least two actuators, wherein each of the actuators comprises a working cylinder and the working cylinders are hydraulically connected. It is preferably provided that a die has at least two separate receptacles for receiving portions of food. The receptacles interact with respective pressing tools, and the pressing tools can in each case be moved by means of an actuator, in particular by means of a pressing ram.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: NIENSTEDT GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Gutmann, Petra Groneberg-Nienstedt
  • Patent number: 8993037
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved process for the preparation of an extract enriched in dihydrochalcones, and more specifically enriched in phlorizin, starting from a dry polyphenolic fraction originating from industrial apple processing. The invention also relates to a dihydrochal-cone extract obtainable by this process, and to a food or a nutraceutical product comprising a dihydrochalcone extract of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Bettina Boehlendorf, Hubert Hug, Judith Kammerer, Claus Kilpert, Reinhold Carle
  • Patent number: 8980355
    Abstract: The bulk density of food products with a center fill mat can be reduced by expanding the food strands making up the center fill mat. A method for producing food products with fillings having low bulk density includes preparing the food strands by passing dough through small holes, and enclosing the food strands by a first layer and a second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventor: Robert Chatel
  • Patent number: 8974839
    Abstract: A dietary supplement system includes a dietary supplement composition for oral administration by an individual in the morning, the composition, including (a) a telomere maintenance complex including: Purslane extract (aerial parts); Turmeric rhizome extract (95% curcuminoids); Quercetin dehydrate, Cayenne pepper fruit; Vanadium (as vanadyl sulfate); Fenugreek seed; Astragalus root extract, Omega fatty acid complex including linoleic acid; alpha-linolenic acid; oleic acid borage seed oil gamma-linolenic acid), evening primrose oil fish body oil (eicosapentaenoic acid; docosahexaenoic acid); (b) a calorie restriction mimetics and gene expression complex including Trans-resveratrol (from Polygonum cuspidatum root extract); Pterostilbene Fisetin 50% (Buxus microphlla Sieb (stem and leaf; Alpha lipoic acid, Coenzyme Q-10, Betaine HCl, Sulfur (from methylsulfonylmethane); L-Carnitine tartrate; L-Carnitine HCl, and (c) a free radical scavenger complex, including Green tea leaf extract catechin and polyphenols); Anth
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Cellhealth Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Vincent C. Giampapa
  • Publication number: 20150050397
    Abstract: A process for treating a milled product to reduce microbial activity at a high confidence level is disclosed. A sterile ready to eat milled product at a high confidence of sterility is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Glen L. Weaver, Edith D. Akins-Lewenthal, Bradley T. Allen, Scott R. Baker, Dean Hoerning, Anthony E. Petersen, Richard W. Schumacher, Benjamin Warren
  • Patent number: 8956676
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the manufacture of a composition comprising proteins and fats, said method providing a simple and non-expensive way of obtaining fat-containing proteinaceous products of high nutritional value that are easy to handle and at the same time possess high stability towards coalescence and oxidation. More particularly, a method is provided for the manufacture of a composition comprising protein and fat in disperse form, the method comprising the following steps: (i) providing a suspension having a pH value higher than 7.0, said suspension comprising water, proteinaceous material, fat, and optionally alkali; (ii) incubating the suspension from (i) at a temperature in the interval 50-150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hamlet Protein A/S
    Inventors: Ole Kaae Hansen, Tommas Neve
  • Patent number: 8956670
    Abstract: There is provided a process for the prevention and/or reduction of acrylamide formation and/or acrylamide precursor formation in a foodstuff containing (i) a protein, a peptide or an amino acid and (ii) a reducing sugar, the process comprising contacting the foodstuff with an enzyme capable of oxidizing a reducing group of the sugar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dupont Nutrition Bioscience APS
    Inventors: Jørn Borch Søe, Lars Wexøe Petersen, Charlotte Horsmans Poulsen, Thomas Rand, Dana L. Boll
  • Publication number: 20150044356
    Abstract: The present invention describes a bio-based process to produce high quality protein concentrate (HQPC) and lipids by converting plant derived materials into bioavailable protein and lipids via solid state fermentation (SSF) and hybrid-SSF, including the use of such HQPC and lipids so produced as nutrients, including use as a fish meal replacement in aquaculture diets. Also disclosed is a SSF reactor and method of using the reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: PRAIRIE AQUATECH
    Inventors: Jason A. Bootsma, William R. Gibbons, Michael L. Brown
  • Publication number: 20150030743
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an edible article, namely a fried product such as popcorn infused with various flavorings, and more particularly, to methods of making fried products infused with various flavorings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Gregory Anders
  • Publication number: 20150024081
    Abstract: The present application relates to a steam treated pelletized feed composition comprising a granule comprising a core and a coating wherein the core comprises an active compound and the coating comprises a salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Erik Marcussen, Flemming Borup, Ole Simonsen, Erik Kjaer Markussen
  • Publication number: 20150010676
    Abstract: Provided are self-cloning Aspergillus oryzae that expresses amidase without induction culture exhibiting high amidase degradation activity, and a method for reducing acrylamide in which this self-cloning Aspergillus oryzae is used. Self-cloning Aspergillus oryzae, which has a gene which codes a polypeptide with a specific amino acid sequence indicated in SEQ ID NO:1, or has a base sequence hybridizable to a complementary sequence of the gene encoding SEQ ID No:1 under stringent conditions, has a protein with amidase activity which the gene is expressed without induction culture, the process of reducing acrylamide by contact treatment with the above described self-cloning Aspergillus oryzae and acrylamide-containing matter, and a method of producing reduced acrylamide food or beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Kenji Ozeki, Motoaki Sano, Kazuya Iwai, Taiji Fukunaga, Yusaku Narita, Hirokazu Tsuboi, Takayuki Bogaki
  • Patent number: 8927042
    Abstract: The present invention corresponds to a method for the removal of unwanted toxic phenolic compounds such as a pesticide from foodstuffs, more particularly beverages. The method comprising contacting a selected polymer with the foodstuff. In a particular embodiment, the polymers are selected among polyaniline (PANI), polyaniline emeraldine base (PANI-EB) and polyaniline emeraldine salt (PANI-ES) polymers, or the polymers are selected among polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers functionalized with polyaniline (PANI), polyaniline emeraldine base (PANI-EB) and polyaniline emeraldine salt (PANI-ES) polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignees: Universidad de Talca, Fundación Fraunhofer Chile Research
    Inventors: Leonardo Silva Santos, Victor Felipe Laurie Gleisner, John Amalraj, Veronica Carrasco-Sanchez, Fabiane M. Nachtigall
  • Publication number: 20150004149
    Abstract: Nutritional products having improved cohesiveness for promoting safer swallowing of food boluses for patients having swallowing conditions are provided as well as methods of making and using such products. The nutritional products may include nutritional compositions and high molecular weight, water-soluble polymers such that the nutritional products have extensional viscosities that provide improved cohesiveness to the nutritional products. Methods of administering such nutritional products to patients having impaired swallowing ability and/or dysphagia are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Adam Burbidge, Jan Engmann, Simina Popa Nita
  • Publication number: 20140377437
    Abstract: A system and method for printing on a food item is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a system for printing on a food item can comprise a food item, one or more edible sheets, and an edible adhesive. The edible sheet can be printable with a design. The edible adhesive can attach the edible sheet onto the food item. In another embodiment, a method for printing on a food item can comprise the steps printing a design on a surface of an edible sheet, and connecting the edible sheet to one or more surfaces of a food item using an edible adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Desilva Daniel Singleton
  • Publication number: 20140377443
    Abstract: A system and method for producing a packaged food article or beverage may include processing a first food source including a spoilage microorganism along a first processing path, which may limit temperature of the first food source to be below a temperature level that causes the spoilage microorganism to be inactivated. A second food source may be processed along a second processing path, which may heat the second food source to be in a predetermined temperature range that causes spoilage microorganisms in the second food source to be substantially inactivated when in the predetermined temperature range for a predetermined period of time. A package may be filled with the first and the second food sources. The second food source, when mixed with the first food source, may be in the predetermined temperature range for the predetermined period of time in the package to inactivate the spoilage microorganism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Mary Tanzosh, Holly Symolon, Peter Simpson
  • Publication number: 20140356340
    Abstract: Nutritional products having improved cohesiveness of food boluses and methods of making and using same are provided. The nutritional products may include nutritional compositions and high molecular weight, water-soluble polymers such that the nutritional products have extensional viscosities that provide improved cohesiveness to the nutritional products and Trouton ratios of at least 6. Methods of administering such nutritional products to patients having impaired swallowing ability and/or dysphagia are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Adam Burbidge, Jan Engmann, Simina Popa Nita
  • Patent number: 8895088
    Abstract: A novel ?-amylase having excellent practical applicability is found, and an object is to provide a practical use of the ?-amylase. Provided is a method for improving a food, wherein a ?-amylase obtained from Bacillus flexus is acted on a food containing a polysaccharide or an oligosaccharide having an ?-1,4 bond of glucose as the main chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Amano Enzyme Inc.
    Inventors: Akiko Matsunaga, Masamichi Okada, Shotaro Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20140325709
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of fine chemicals in a microorganism, a plant cell, a plant, a plant tissue or in one or more parts thereof. The present invention relates further to a process for the control of the production of fine chemicals in a microorganism, a plant cell, a plant, a plant tissue or in one or more parts thereof. The invention furthermore relates to nucleic acid molecules, polypeptides, nucleic acid constructs, vectors, antisense molecules, antibodies, host cells, plant tissue, propagation material, harvested material, plants, microorganisms as well as agricultural compositions and to their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Metanomics GmbH
    Inventors: Gunnar Plesch, Piotr Puzio, Astrid Blau, Ralf Looser, Birgit Wendel, Beate Kamlage, Oliver Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20140322277
    Abstract: In a process and an apparatus (10) for making a solid form (11), preferably of a therapeutic or pharmaceutical product, an intermediate mass (31) of material is obtained from a respective basic layer (21) in the form of a sheet or band, the intermediate mass of material being composed of a plurality of layers of material and the solid form (11) of material being obtained from the intermediate mass (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: I.M.A. INDUSTRIA MACCHINE AUTOMATICHE S.P.A.
    Inventors: Dario Rea, Giorgio Manaresi
  • Publication number: 20140308400
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a food product coated on a surface with a compound with at least one aromatic ring having at least two hydroxyl groups borne by two adjacent carbon atoms to that aromatic ring, and ions of a transition metal. Embodiments of the invention further relate to a method for coloring a surface of a food product when heated for example in a microwave oven, and a composition comprising the compound and the transition metal ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Karlheinz Bortlik, Martin Michel, Sandrine Cavin
  • Patent number: 8840944
    Abstract: A method for improving the sensory properties and resistance of food and drink products, especially uncured meat products, to various kinds of micro-organisms and in particular food spoilage and food poisoning bacteria includes contacting the food or drink product with a composition comprising alkali metal salts having as anions propionate and a co-anion selected from lactate, acetate, and combinations thereof, and as cations potassium and hydrogen, wherein the weight-based ratio of lactate/propionate is in the range of 0 to 20 and the weight-based ratio of acetate/propionate is in the range of 0.05 to 3.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Purac Biochem BV
    Inventors: Diana Visser, Dirk Alexander Knikker
  • Publication number: 20140272064
    Abstract: The invention is an improved process and system for producing a shaped snack chip. A shaping oven, which uses a chain edge conveyor having transverse slats with at least one spring affixed to the slats, is used to convert dough pieces into shaped pre-forms, which can optionally be further dehydrated to form shaped snack chips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Allen JOHNSON, Scott Alan RICHEY, Richard James RUEGG, Sidharth SAMBASHIVAN, Rogers WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 8834951
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations and methods for stabilizing and protecting of biologic materials during harsh storing and use conditions, wherein the formulations relate to embedded bioactive materials and biologics, including live bacteria, in a protective glassy matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Bionutrition Corporation
    Inventors: Moti Harel, Roger Drewes, January Scarbrough
  • Publication number: 20140255582
    Abstract: Cereal grain is pretreated before milling, by selectively removing a first fraction of husk components of the cereal, wherein the first fraction includes the outer husk components of the dampened cereal, and wherein 0.2 to 2% by weight of the cereal is removed, then dampening and conditioning the cereal, then selectively removing a second fraction of husk components of the cereal, wherein the second fraction substantially contains dietary fibers of the dampened cereal. The method makes it possible to efficiently obtain contamination-free total dietary fibers. An apparatus for carrying out the method, and advantageous uses of the total dietary fibers are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: BUHLER AG
    Inventors: Walter Eugster, Jurgen Winter, Uwe Schill
  • Patent number: 8747915
    Abstract: A dietary supplement system includes a dietary supplement composition for oral administration by an individual in the morning, the composition, including (a) a telomere maintenance complex including: Purslane extract (aerial parts); Turmeric rhizome extract (95% curcuminoids); Quercetin dehydrate, Cayenne pepper fruit; Vanadium (as vanadyl sulfate); Fenugreek seed; Astragalus root extract, Omega fatty acid complex including linoleic acid; alpha-linolenic acid; oleic acid borage seed oil gamma-linolenic acid), evening primrose oil fish body oil (eicosapentaenoic acid; docosahexaenoic acid); (b) a calorie restriction mimetics and gene expression complex including Trans-resveratrol (from Polygonum cuspidatum root extract); Pterostilbene Fisetin 50% (Buxus microphlla Sieb (stem and leaf; Alpha lipoic acid, Coenzyme Q-10, Betaine HCl, Sulfur (from methylsulfonylmethane); L-Carnitine tartrate; L-Carnitine HCl, and (c) a free radical scavenger complex, including Green tea leaf extract catechin and polyphenols); Anth
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Vincent C. Giampapa
  • Publication number: 20140154384
    Abstract: One variation of a method for dispensing toppings onto topping vehicles includes: indexing a first topping vehicle to a first position adjacent a first topping module, the first topping module comprising a first hopper containing a first topping of a first topping type; indexing a second topping vehicle to a second position adjacent a second topping module comprising a second hopper containing a second topping of a second topping type; retracting a first blade of the first topping module; advancing the first blade through the first topping; retracting a first retaining plate to dispense a topping slice from the first topping onto the first topping vehicle according to a first topping order for the first topping vehicle specifying the first topping type, the first retaining plate offset from the first blade opposite the first hopper; advancing the first retaining plate; and indexing the first topping vehicle to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Alexandros Vardakostas, Steven Frehn, John Lawrence McDonald
  • Publication number: 20140141130
    Abstract: The composition and process of a set of food products whereas each individual food product is composed from ingredients within a specific food group, which are measured and processed to a full day's supply according to USDA Dietary Guidelines, sold individually or in a box of seven for the week.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Scott Joseph
  • Publication number: 20140141149
    Abstract: The composition and process of a set of food products whereas each individual food product is composed from ingredients within a specific food group, which are measured and processed to a full day's supply according to USDA Dietary Guidelines, sold individually or in a box of seven for the week.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Scott Joseph
  • Publication number: 20140120073
    Abstract: With respect to reduced coenzyme Q10, there has been no report about the presence of crystal polymorphism, and it has been considered that a conventionally obtained crystal form is only one form. The present invention relates to a reduced coenzyme Q10 crystal having an endothermic peak indicating melting at 54±2° C. during temperature rise at a rate of 5° C./min by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and/or to a reduced coenzyme Q10 crystal showing characteristic peaks at diffraction angles (2?±0.2°) of 11.5°, 18.2°, 19.3°, 22.3°, 23.0° and 33.3° by powder X-ray (Cu—K?) diffraction. The crystal form is a novel reduced coenzyme Q10 crystal which has a higher melting point and a lower solubility in a solvent, and is more excellent in stability than the conventionally known reduced coenzyme Q10 crystal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo Kawachi, Shiro Kitamura, Yasuyoshi Ueda
  • Patent number: 8703218
    Abstract: A method for forming chocolate having cholecalciferol is provided. The method includes mixing cholecalciferol into an oil to produce a cholecalciferol-oil mixture. The temperature of a chocolate base is raised to a melting point, and the cholecalciferol-oil mixture is blended into the chocolate base to form a cholecalciferol-chocolate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Enteral Health and Nutrition, LLC
    Inventors: Dustin Garth James, Helen Kim-James
  • Publication number: 20140094527
    Abstract: Methods for extracting an extract of volatile odorous compounds from an organic raw material containing odorous compounds is disclosed. The method includes contacting an organic raw material with dimethyl carbonate, as a solvent, in at least one bath at a temperature of 10° C. to 70° C. A liquid organic phase is obtained that includes the dimethyl carbonate charged with volatile odorous compounds and is collected. If the liquid organic phase comprises an immiscible aqueous phase, decanting occurs to separate the dimethyl carbonate charged with odorous compounds therefrom thereby eliminating the aqueous phase. Next, partially eliminating by evaporation forms a pre-concentrated extract of volatile odorous compounds, which is recovered and if water is present, decanting occurs to eliminate the water. Additionally, concentrating the pre-concentrated extract of volatile odorous compounds by evaporation is performed to obtain the extract of volatile odorous compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: CHARABOT
    Inventor: Sophie Lavoine-Hanneguelle
  • Publication number: 20140079746
    Abstract: The invention relates to fullerenes and other fullerene-like caged molecular structures in a special hydrated state. The above-mentioned hydrated compounds can be described by the following general formulae: (xAi@CNBjM)@{m(OH)?nH2O}m?mH+, (xAi@CNBjM)y@{m(OH)?nH2O}m?mH+, where x?0, N>0, M?0 or x?0, N?0, M>0, m >1, n>1, y>1. Furthermore, xAi denotes that x atoms of any chemical elements and/or possible combinations with one another (Ai) are located within a caged structure CNBJM, which may consist of N atoms of carbon and M atoms of any other chemical elements and/or possible combinations Bj thereof. The formula @{m(OH)?nH2O}m?mH+ indicates that the caged structures are enclosed in a shell of m+n molecules of water, and that the caged structure is in a special hydrated state, in which, upon dissociation of the water, the m(OH)? anions thereof are directly bonded to the caged structure and strongly secured on the surface thereof by donor-acceptor bonds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Grigoriy Vladimirovich Andrievsky
  • Patent number: 8673967
    Abstract: A process for producing a composition comprising at least 3% by weight of total tocopherols and tocotrienols comprises: providing a product obtained from palm oil comprising tocopherols and tocotrienols, together with free fatty acids and monoglycerides and diglycerides of fatty acids; hydrolysing at least part of the monoglycerides and diglycerides with a lipase to form the corresponding free fatty acids; removing at least part of the free fatty acids after hydrolysis; and recovering a composition comprising a higher level of tocopherols and tocotrienols than are present in the product obtained from palm oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Loders Croklaan B.V.
    Inventors: Krishnadath Bhaggan, John B. Harris, Miriam Van Wanroij
  • Publication number: 20140072688
    Abstract: A process for metering the disposition of a food product into cavities forming a pellet. The cavities are defined in a conveyor as individual cavities. Each cavity defines a specific volume. The process includes supplying a quantity of food product in a supply chamber which includes a plurality of nozzles aligned above the conveyor. The nozzles are aligned with a predetermined portion of the cavities. A predefined supply of food product is dispensed and metered through each nozzle. The food product is dispensed through the nozzles into the cavities without exceeding the specific volume of the cavity. The food product is frozen into an individual quick frozen pellet starting immediately upon disposition in one of the cavities. The step of metering the predefined amount of food product includes metering a predetermined weight of the food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Aaron Strand