Noncarbohydrate Sweetener Or Composition Containing Same Patents (Class 426/548)
  • Patent number: 10736338
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ALI GROUP S.r.l.—CARPIGIANI
    Inventors: Andrea Cocchi, Roberto Lazzarini
  • Patent number: 10729163
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: PureCirlce Sdn Bhd
    Inventor: Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 10660356
    Abstract: Disclosed are sweetened consumables and methods of forming said sweetened consumables that comprise certain sweeteners and at least one sweetness enhancer in a concentration near its sweetness detection threshold. The sweeteners include sucrose, fructose, glucose, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, xylose, arabinose, rhamnose, erythritol, xylitol, mannitol, sorbitol, inositol, acesulfame potassium, aspartame, neotame, sucralose, saccharine, or combinations thereof. The sweetness enhancer is selected from naringin dihydrochalcone, mogroside V, swingle extract, rubusoside, rubus extract, rebaudioside, and stevioside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Givaudan SA
    Inventors: Chad Allen Hansen, Jay Patrick Slack, Christopher Todd Simons
  • Patent number: 10645964
    Abstract: Catechin compound(s)-containing beverages having reduced bitterness and astringency of catechin compound(s) while maintaining tea-like preferable flavors, methods of production thereof, and the like are provided. The content of catechin compound(s) in a beverage is adjusted to within a certain range, the total content of RebM and RebD in the beverage is adjusted to within a certain range, and the weight ratio of the total content of RebD and RebM to the content of the catechin compound(s) is adjusted to within a certain range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto Nakajima, Yasuyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10631553
    Abstract: A process for making an alcohol-containing frozen comestible substantially devoid of ice crystal agglomerations and/or ice crystal striations and/or trapped air and/or liquids is provided. The process includes substantially flash freezing an alcohol-containing liquid composition so as to produce a substantially single-phase solid alcohol-containing composition. The solid alcohol-containing composition, and/or pieces thereof, are then exposed to an environment having temperature of from about ?15° C. to about ?30° C. so as to soften the solid alcohol-containing compositions and/or meld the pieces thereof into a single mass. The temperature of the single mass is then reduced so as to harden the single mass. Also, a process for incorporating a frozen alcohol-containing liquid composition into a non-alcohol-containing fraction is provided. Alcohol-containing liquid compositions suitable for use in the process are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GELATO FRESCO, INC.
    Inventor: David Hart Melvin
  • Patent number: 10609942
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology provide compositions and methods for a sweetener composition comprising stevia leaf extract, stevia glycosides, and/or Luo Han Guo fruit extract. The sweetener composition provides enhanced taste and/or flavor properties as compared to other non-caloric or low-caloric sweeteners. The sweetener composition has a reduced aftertaste relative to stevia leaf extract and/or purified steviol glycoside. The sweetener composition may be formulated into any edible sweetened substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: James and Carol May Family, LLLP
    Inventors: Venkata Sai Prakash Chaturvedula, Michael Perry May, James A. May
  • Patent number: 10612065
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of releasing or enriching for steviol glycosides produced by yeast. The disclosed methods enhance or improve the release or enrichment of the steviol glycosides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: James C. Anderson, Robert J. Brower, III, Ting Liu Carlson, Belit Flores, Dan S. Gaspard, Kristopher T. Mortenson, Richard Nygaard, Nicole Paulson, Maribeth Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10583314
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of sweet steviol glycoside compounds, particularly rebaudioside B, in sweetening compositions. Sweetening compositions comprising selected amounts of rebaudioside B have been shown to possess favorable flavor profiles when compared to other high intensity sweetener compounds and are useful in the preparation of consumables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TATE & LYLE INGREDIENTS AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: John R. Bridges, Alfred Carlson, Penelope A. Patton
  • Patent number: 10561165
    Abstract: The invention describes a stevia sweetener with improved solubility in an aqueous solution for convenience of use in the food and beverage industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sweet Green Fields International Co., Limited
    Inventors: Jingang Shi, Hansheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10501817
    Abstract: Processes for the production of reduced calorie sweetening compositions having a natural sweetener such as a steviol glycosides (e.g., rebaudioside A) and sucrose as the major components is described, as well as the product of such processes having unique physical and sensory characteristics. In particular, a co-crystallization process of manufacturing a reduced calorie sweetening composition that comprises both sucrose and at least one natural sweetener as a co-crystallized product is disclosed, as well as the free-flowing powder product resultant therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: IMPERIAL SUGAR COMPANY
    Inventors: James P. Hammond, Roxanne Resch, Thomas Rathke, Darrell Gerdes
  • Patent number: 10485256
    Abstract: The invention describes a stevia based sweetener/cyclodextrin complex with improved solubility and/or taste in an aqueous solution for convenience of use in the food and beverage industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SWEET GREEN FIELDS INTERNATIONAL CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Jingang Shi, Samil Ozavar, Hansheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10485249
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventors: Siddhartha Purkayastha, Avetik Markosyan, Marquita L. Johnson, Monica Moralma Garces Ortega
  • Patent number: 10463620
    Abstract: A process for preparing a directly compressible erythritol composition is provided that is suitable for tableting. The composition includes a binding agent such as maltodextrin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Catherine Patricia L. Boghmans, Petrus Wilhelmus Hubertus Antonius De Cock
  • Patent number: 10448631
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods of preparing a cell, tissue, organ or plant for cryopreservation, wherein the method includes contacting the cell, tissue, organ or plant with a composition including sucrose and/or sucralose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: East Carolina University
    Inventors: Anthony Kennedy, Jean-Luc Scemama, Jitka Virag, Edward R. Pennington
  • Patent number: 10420360
    Abstract: Nobel Stevia Sweetening components are provided. Through the analysis of the components of the nobel Steviol Glycoside included in the Stevia extract and/or crystals, not only the quality control of sweeteners, but judgment on the correctness of indication of origin or infringement of right are facilitated since the raw material of the sweetener can be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MORITA KAGAKU KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toyoshige Morita, Isao Fujita, Fumito Matsuura, Masaya Ota
  • Patent number: 10414889
    Abstract: A water-soluble film is provided, which has excellent mechanical properties (higher tensile strength and higher tensile elongation) and can be formed into an excellent package which is free from deterioration of the tension of the water-soluble film over time even if containing liquid such as a liquid detergent packaged therein. The water-soluble film includes: (A) a polyvinyl alcohol resin; and (B) a plasticizer; wherein the plasticizer (B) includes a polyalcohol (b1) having a melting point of at least 80° C. and a polyalcohol (b2) having a melting point of not higher than 50° C.; wherein the plasticizer (B) is present in a proportion of at least 25 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the polyvinyl alcohol resin (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Hiura, Kazushi Oda, Katsuhiko Katsuma
  • Patent number: 10398160
    Abstract: A taste and flavor profile modifying composition is described. The composition includes a blend of glucosylated steviol glycosides and residual steviol glycosides which can modify the intensity of a taste and/or flavor in a food or beverage product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventors: Siddhartha Purkayastha, Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 10390547
    Abstract: A low cariogenic, low-laxation hard candy product having acceptable clarity and cold flow stability, contains a bulking sweetener agent, comprising isomaltulose, trehalose, erythritol or combinations thereof and a doctoring agent, comprising inulin, indigestible dextrin, sucromalt, polydextrose, or combinations thereof; wherein the bulking sweetener agent to doctoring agent ratio is 70/30 to 40/60 dry solids wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Chia-Hua Hsu, David G. Barkalow, Barbara Stawski
  • Patent number: 10368570
    Abstract: Various ingredients and compositions are prepared from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plant. The compositions can be used as bulking agents, and sweeteners in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventor: Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 10357040
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a food comprising a baked foodstuff based on flour and/or starch. The baked foodstuff comprises at least one first region and at least one second region in contact with the first region. The second region comprises a shaping auxiliary component in an amount of 0.5-15 wt % by the total weight of the flour and/or starch of the baked foodstuff. The shaping auxiliary component has a glass-transition temperature of less than 0° C. The second region is present in an amount of at least 1 wt % by the total weight of the food. The addition of the shaping auxiliary component is able to efficiently decrease the breakage of the multi-region food, especially multi-region food based on a baked foodstuff with a crispy texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Wanwan Yang, Yiwei Zhang, Kevin Qian, Vina Yao, Manhu Gu
  • Patent number: 10301275
    Abstract: Sweet taste modulators for enhancing sweetness of an oral consumer product having a sweetener are described. The sweet taste modulators include 5-ethoxymethyl-2-furaldehyde, 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid, 2,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid, 2,6-dihydroxybenzoic acid, 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid, 2,3,4-trihydroxybenzoic acid, 2,4,6-trihydroxybenzoic acid and 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoic acid, syringic aldehyde, sinapic aldehyde, ester of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and vanillic acid, 4-hydrozybenzaldehyde, and 5-methoxymethylfurfural. A method of making 5-ethoxymethyl-2-furaldehyde and a method of making an oral consumer product are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Froschmeier, Thomas Hofmann, Christian Schuh
  • Patent number: 10285937
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to apparatuses and methods for treating ear infections and clearing excess fluid from Eustachian tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Try This First, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Morehouse
  • Patent number: 10278411
    Abstract: A method for making highly soluble Stevia sweetener compositions is described. The resulting sweetener compositions readily provide high concentration solutions, and also possess superior taste qualities. The compositions can be used as sweeteners, sweetness enhancers, and flavor enhancers in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventors: Avetik Markosyan, Siddhartha Purkayastha, Marquita L. Johnson, Monica Moralma Garces Ortega
  • Patent number: 10264811
    Abstract: The invention describes a stevia sweetener with improved solubility in an aqueous solution for convenience of use in the food and beverage industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: EPC NATURAL PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jingang Shi, Wang Hansheng
  • Patent number: 10251409
    Abstract: Suggested is a mixture of matter, comprising: (a) steviol glycosides, (b) starch degradation products and (c) one or more phenolic sweetness-enhancing aroma substances selected from the group formed by hesperetin, phloretin, 1-(2,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3-(3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)propan-1-one, 7,3-dihydroxy-4?-methoxyflavan and 5-hydroxy-4-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-7-methoxy-2-chromanone. On condition that components (a+b) and (c) are present in a ratio by weight of from 1.99 to 99:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SYMRISE AG
    Inventors: Uwe Schafer, Gerhard Krammer, Gerald Glaubitz, Thomas Riess, Jakob Ley, Susanne Paetz
  • Patent number: 10238135
    Abstract: Food or beverages prepared using 1,3-propanediol have shown to have modified flavor profiles, including bitterness suppression of high intensity sweeteners and potassium chloride, relative to comparable food or beverages that do not include 1,3-propanediol. Inclusion of 1,3-propanediol uniquely modifies the flavor profile of food products or food ingredients even when 1,3-propanediol is included in such low amounts that it does not itself contribute flavor to the product. 1,3-propanediol may be included in the food or beverage products in certain amounts to effect this bitterness suppression or in specific ratios relative to one or more high intensity sweeteners or potassium chloride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Lisa Ann Dierbach, John B. Topinka, Deborah D. Barber
  • Patent number: 10081819
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a mixed solution comprising propionate and acetate includes adding acid to a fermentation product to obtain an acidified fermentation product comprising propionate and acetate with a pH in the range of 2.5 to 8. The method optionally includes removing carbonate-related compounds from the mixed solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Purac Biochem BV
    Inventors: Diana Visser, Arne Olav Sliekers, Adriaan Dirk Kon
  • Patent number: 9974319
    Abstract: A powder acid-sanding composition for confectionery products having partially neutralized polycarboxylic acid selected from malic acid, citric acid, fumaric acid, adipic acid, and mixtures thereof, and at least one of a sugar and sweetener. The partially neutralized polycarboxylic acid improves the stability in terms of acid migration into the candy and moisture uptake from the environment. Also, a method for acid-sanding of confectionery products using the powder acid-sanding composition, and the products obtained thereby. The obtained acid-sanded confectionery products have an improved shelf life and an immediately felt sour taste being of a constant strength at bringing it in the mouth and digesting it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: PURAC BIOCHEM B.V.
    Inventor: Elize Willem Bontenbal
  • Patent number: 9955707
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a hard candy comprising a mixture of sugars composed of glucose and non-fructosylated ?-galacto-oligosaccharides in particular proportions. It also concerns a method of manufacturing said candies, as well as the utilization, for manufacturing a hard candy, of a composition that includes the aforementioned mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: OLYGOSE
    Inventor: Francois Delbaere
  • Patent number: 9936724
    Abstract: The use of 3-phenyl-1-(2,4,6-trimethoxyphenyl)propan-1-one in an edible composition for suppressing, eliminating or reducing undesirable off-tastes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Givaudan, S.A.
    Inventors: Jenifer Augelli, Stefan Michael Furrer, Esther Van Ommeren, Ioana Maria Ungureanu
  • Patent number: 9930904
    Abstract: A solid preparation ready for consumption is proposed, where the surface has edible particles proportionately, which are fixed by means of a substance system that has a glass transition temperature between about 45 and about 75° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Symrise AG
    Inventors: Sylvia Barnekow, Martina Batalia, Ingo Lindner
  • Patent number: 9920349
    Abstract: Methods and materials for enzymatic synthesis of mogroside compounds described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Evolva SA
    Inventors: Yaoquan Liu, Jung Yeop Lee, Monika Khare
  • Patent number: 9894922
    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, confectioneries, bakery products, cookies, chewing gums, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventor: Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 9877500
    Abstract: Natural beverage products and methods for making the same are disclosed. The natural beverage products comprise an acidulant comprising lactic acid and at least one of tartaric and citric acids, optionally other natural carboxylic acids and no phosphoric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CONCENTRATE MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF IRELAND
    Inventors: Thomas Lee, Pei K. Chang, Fari Talebi, Todd A. Zaniewski, Manuel Antonio Arce Garcia, Hang Chen
  • Patent number: 9872871
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising a steviol glycoside for use in restoring muscle glycogen by increasing the rate of glycogen re-synthesis in muscles that are depleted in glycogen due to exhaustive exercise and/or for use in treatment of muscle mass by increasing the rate of protein synthesis in muscles that are depleted in protein mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Aarhus Universitet
    Inventors: Per Bendix Jeppesen, Søren Lavrsen
  • Patent number: 9854827
    Abstract: A low or zero calorie sweetener composition with sweetness synergy, providing a reduction in off-taste and a desirable temporal profile. The sweetener composition is suitable for use as a substitute for high calorie sugars. The sweetener composition is for use in food and beverage products, pharmaceutical products, nutritional products, and cosmetic products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: TATE & LYLE INGREDIENTS AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: Ryan D. Woodyer, Jason C. Cohen, John R. Bridges
  • Patent number: 9820504
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to nutritional supplements comprising rice protein isolate. Some embodiments of the nutritional supplement comprise less than about 90 mg of leucine per gram of rice protein isolate and less than about 50 mg of lysine per gram of rice protein isolate. Some embodiments pertain to methods of using the nutritional supplements described herein to achieve one or more of weight gain, weight maintenance, growth, muscle growth, muscle maintenance, decreased muscle loss, or improved exercise training results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Axiom Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: David Janow, Ralf Jäger
  • Patent number: 9795645
    Abstract: An oral formulation as described herein can comprise pomegranate extract, panax ginseng extract, and c. sinensis, where each is present in an amount effective to counteract and/or prevent effects of aging in a subject when administered to the subject. The effects of aging can include age-related changes in gene expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: NSE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Angela Mastaloudis, Steve Wood, Richard Weindruch, Tomas Alberto Prolla, Jamie Louis Barger, Mark Bartlett, Scott B. Ferguson, Joseph Chang
  • Patent number: 9788562
    Abstract: Naturally sweetened reduced calorie, light, or low-calorie beverage products and methods for making the same are disclosed. The beverage products comprise at least one fruit juice, at least one natural non-nutritive sweetener, and homogenized pulp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Tropicana Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Teodoro Rivera, Jessica Oesterling
  • Patent number: 9775373
    Abstract: Disclosed are sweetened consumables and methods of forming said sweetened consumables that comprise certain sweeteners and at least one sweetness enhancer in a concentration near its sweetness detection threshold. The sweeteners include sucrose, fructose, glucose, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, xylose, arabinose, rhamnose, erythritol, xylitol, mannitol, sorbitol, inositol, acesulfame potassium, aspartame, neotame, sucralose, saccharine, or combinations thereof. The sweetness enhancer is selected from naringin dihydrochalcone, mogroside V, swingle extract, rubusoside, rubus extract, rebaudioside, and stevioside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Givaudan S.A.
    Inventors: Chad Allen Hansen, Jay Patrick Slack, Christopher Todd Simons
  • Patent number: 9752174
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: 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: 9717267
    Abstract: Beverages comprising rare sugars and sweetness enhancers are provided herein, wherein the sweetness enhancers are present at or below the sweetness recognition threshold concentration. Also provided are methods for improving the sweetness of a beverage comprising rare sugars by adding a sweetness enhancer in a concentration at or below its sweetness recognition threshold. Beverages comprising natural high potency sweeteners and rare sugars with sugar-like characteristics are also provided, wherein the natural high potency sweetener and rare sugars are present in particular weight ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Indra Prakash, Juvenal Higiro, Robert Scott, Gil Ma
  • Patent number: 9635879
    Abstract: A low calorie sweetener composition with sweetness synergy, providing a reduction in off-taste and a desirable temporal profile. The sweetener composition comprises allulose, fructose and sucralose. In a preferred embodiment, the sweetener composition comprises allulose in an amount of at least about 45%, fructose in an amount of at least about 20%, and sucralose in an amount of at least about 0.01% by weight relative to the total weight of allulose, fructose and sucralose in the composition. The sweetener composition is suitable for use as a substitute for high calorie sugars. The sweetener composition is for use in food and beverage products, pharmaceutical products, nutritional product and cosmetic products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: TATE & LYLE INGREDIENTS AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: Ryan D. Woodyer, Jason C. Cohen, John R. Bridges
  • Patent number: 9636314
    Abstract: A dietary supplement or medicament comprising a substance including the chemical structure of bicyclo [3.2.1]octan or the chemical structure of kaurene. The medicament is useful for the treatment of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, hypertension and/or the metabolic syndrome. The possible substances include steviol, isosteviol or stevioside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Stevia Limited
    Inventors: Kjeld Hermansen, Soren Gregersen, Per Bendix Jeppesen
  • Patent number: 9623061
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a composition of an extract of fruits of Emblica officinalis selected from the group consisting of liquid juice of fruits of Emblica officinalis, a powder of an alcoholic extract of fruits of Emblica officinalis, a powder of a hydro alcoholic extract of fruits of Emblica officinalis, a powder of a water extract of fruits of Emblica officinalis, a powder of a juice of fruits of Emblica officinalis, a powder of dried fruits of Emblica officinalis, a powder of a water extract of dried fruits of Emblica officinalis, a powder of a pectinase treated water extract of fruits of Emblica officinalis, and combinations thereof; a method of preparing such compositions of extract of fruits of Emblica officinalis, more particularly which has application as a nutraceutical or pharmaceutical for increasing HDL-C levels in patients with memory loss and dementia especially in patients with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease and for the treatment of memory loss especially in Alz
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Benny Antony
  • Patent number: 9622500
    Abstract: Food products prepared from whole grain oat flour having soluble components. The soluble whole oat flour maintains its standard of identity as whole grain and thus has the characteristics of whole grain oats. Aspects of the present invention relate to the use of the soluble oat flour in liquid food products such as beverages, semi-solid food products such as yogurt, and solid food products such as bakery items in order to provide enhanced health benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: Gary D. Carder, Yongsoo Chung, Ronald G. Deutsch, Juan Carlos Fernandez Feito, Justin French, Ursula Vanesa Lay Ma, Mayte Lee, Margaret J. Miller, Holly Ramage, Robert E. Chatel
  • Patent number: 9609887
    Abstract: Sweetener compositions useful as non-caloric replacements for sugars in food and beverages are provided by combinations of monk fruit extract (containing mogroside V) with rebaudioside A and B, which have improved taste profiles as compared to other non-caloric sweeteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: TATE & LYLE INGREDIENTS AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: Mary Elizabeth Quinlan, Yuqing Zhou
  • Patent number: 9579317
    Abstract: Peptide-drug conjugates comprising p-aminobenzyl carbamoyl or p-aminobenzolyl carbonate self-immolating linkers are disclosed. The peptide-drug conjugates comprise a peptide moiety that can be cleaved by cellular proteases, bound to the self-immolating linker, which linker is bound to a cytotoxic drug moiety. Upon cleavage of the peptide moiety, the linker self-immolates, releasing the cytotoxic drug in active form. Dimeric structures of the peptide drug conjugates comprising two molecules of cytotoxic drug per conjugate are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Jiarui Biopharmaceuticals, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shaosong Chu
  • Patent number: 9545415
    Abstract: A composition for treating inflammation and pain, including a hydrogen-generating compound in an amount that increases the amount of hydrogen in an individual and has an anti-inflammatory effect. A composition for treating inflammation and pain, including synergistically effective amounts of pregabalin and lactulose. A method of treating inflammation and pain, by administering a composition comprising a hydrogen-generating compound to an individual in an amount that increases the amount of hydrogen in the individual and has an anti-inflammatory effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventors: Toshihisa Kawai, Kenneth I. Kohn
  • Patent number: 9512063
    Abstract: A novelprocess for the preparation of N—[N-[3-(3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-propyl]-L-?-aspartyl]-L-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester is described. It comprises, reacting isovanillin or its derivative with vinyl acetate followed by reductive condensation with L-[?-aspartyl]-L-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Divi's Laboratories Limited
    Inventors: Murali Krishna Prasad Divi, Mysore Aswatha Narayana Rao, Shaik Nowshuddin