Noncarbohydrate Sweetener Or Composition Containing Same Patents (Class 426/548)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9491960
    Abstract: A low 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 may be used in food and beverage products, pharmaceutical products, nutritional product and cosmetic products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC
    Inventors: Ryan D. Woodyer, Jason C. Cohen, John R. Bridges
  • Patent number: 9474296
    Abstract: Glucosyl stevia compositions are prepared from steviol glycosides of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The glucosylation was performed by cyclodextrin glucanotransferase using the starch as source of glucose residues. The compositions mainly comprise glucosyl derivatives with superior taste characteristics and can be used as sweetness enhancers, flavor enhancers and sweeteners in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventor: Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 9433229
    Abstract: A bulk material suitable for use in a chewing gum contains at least about 40 wt. % dry basis sorbitol, at least about 7 wt. % dry basis other than sorbitol, and no more than about 10 wt. % water, wherein the bulk material is amorphous and remains amorphous with shear. A chewing gum, comprising: a) a gum base; b) a flavor; and c) a bulk material contains at least 40 wt. % dry basis sorbitol, at least 7 wt. % dry basis polyol other than sorbitol and no more than 10 wt. % water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael A. Reed, Pamela M. Mazurek, Dominic Lettiere
  • Patent number: 9420813
    Abstract: The body taste of a sweetener (for example, aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame, etc.) is improved by blending the sweetener with an amino acid or a peptide, which is able to activate a calcium receptor, such as ?-Glu-X-Gly (wherein X represents an amino acid or an amino acid derivative), ?-Glu-Val-Y (wherein Y represents an amino acid or an amino acid derivative), ?-Glu-Ala, ?-Glu-Gly, ?-Glu-Cys, ?-Glu-Met, ?-Glu-Thr, ?-Glu-Val, ?-Glu-Orn, Asp-Gly, Cys-Gly, Cys-Met, Glu-Cys, Gly-Cys, Leu-Asp, D-Cys, ?-Glu-Met(O), ?-Glu-?-Glu-Val, ?-Glu-Val-NH2, ?-Glu-Val-ol, ?-Glu-Ser, ?-Glu-Tau, ?-Glu-Cys(S-Me)(O), ?-Glu-Leu, ?-Glu-Ile, ?-Glu-t-Leu, ?-Glu-Cys(S-Me), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nagasaki, Naohiro Miyamura, Yuzuru Eto, Katsuya Seguro
  • Patent number: 9420815
    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: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventors: Siddhartha Purkayastha, Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 9414620
    Abstract: A composition of matter comprises a shelf stable, partially defatted supercritical CO2 fluid solvent extracted whole grain flour derived from a cracked biomass of perilla frutescens, the flour comprising minerals and 2 to 8 percent of native seed oil, 35 to 45 percent protein, and 35 to 45 percent fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: U.S. NUTRACEUTICALS, LLC
    Inventors: John A. Minatelli, W. Stephen Hill, Rudi E. Moerck, Uy Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9402411
    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: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC
    Inventors: John R. Bridges, Alfred Carlson, Penelope A. Patton
  • Patent number: 9358257
    Abstract: A serum resistin level reducing agent that comprises a cell wall disrupted product of a Chlorella pyrenoidos, and that reduces a serum resistin level, as an agent for oral administration. A food or beverage composition for reducing a serum resistin level that comprises a cell wall disrupted product of a Chlorella pyrenoidos, and that reduces a serum resistin level. A method of reducing a serum resistin level by applying a cell wall disrupted product of a chlorella for oral administration. A use of a cell wall disrupted product of a chlorella for oral administration for reducing a serum resistin level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SUN CHLORELLA CORP.
    Inventors: Hiroshige Itakura, Tetsuaki Nakayama, Ryo Matoba
  • Patent number: 9314048
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to beverage compositions, including, for example, concentrated and ready-to-drink formulations sweetened with at least one non-nutritive sweetener and further comprising a bitterant in an amount sufficient to reduce the lingering sweet aftertaste of the non-nutritive sweetener(s). In certain illustrative embodiments, the bitterant comprises gentian. Another aspect of the invention relates to a method that combines a non-nutritive sweetener having a lingering sweet aftertaste with a bitterant to create a mixture such that when the mixture is contained in a beverage, the bitterant is present in an amount sufficient to reduce the lingering sweet aftertaste of the non-nutritive sweetener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: THE CONCENTRATE MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF IRELAND
    Inventors: Glenn Roy, Thomas Lee
  • Patent number: 9295269
    Abstract: The invention relates to a confectionery product comprising an extruded body portion, the body portion having a plurality of capillaries disposed therein, one or more of the capillaries being at least partially filled with a fill material which is a different material from that of the extruded body portion, the fill material and optionally the body portion comprising various active and/or reactive components. Some embodiments are designed to provide sequential release profiles. The invention also relates to a process for the manufacture of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: READING SCIENTIFIC SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Clarke, Sarah Marshall
  • Patent number: 9259027
    Abstract: Disclosed are flavored and juice beverages sweetened with Rebaudioside A (RebA) comprising an organic acid and glucono delta lactone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Givaudan S.A.
    Inventor: Mariaelena Zuniga Hayes
  • Patent number: 9232809
    Abstract: A rapidly dissolving comestible solid is disclosed that includes a fondant formed from a super saturated solution having a bulk sweetener, a hydrocolloid, a texturizing agent, and water. Other ingredients may also be added, and in embodiments in which the solid is provided as a breath freshener, flavoring agents, cooling agents and/or other ingredients useful in conventional breath freshening products may be used. A method for making the comestible solid is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Carroll, Steven M. Kumiega
  • Patent number: 9215889
    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: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: MORITA KAGAKU KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toyoshige Morita, Isao Fujita, Fumito Matsuura, Masaya Ota
  • Patent number: 9198906
    Abstract: Treatment of patients with the 2S,4R ketoconazole enantiomer or its pharmaceutically acceptable salts, hydrates, and solvates is useful for reducing systemic inflammation and cholesterol levels and improving glycemic control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Cortendo AB (publ)
    Inventor: Timothy Andrew Stewart
  • Patent number: 9169285
    Abstract: Methods for purifying steviol glycosides, including Rebaudioside X, are provided herein. Sweetener and sweetened containing Rebaudioside X are also provided herein. Methods of improving the flavor and/or temporal profile of sweetenable compositions, such as beverages, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignees: The Coca-Cola Company, Purecircle SDN BHD
    Inventors: Indra Prakash, Avetik Markosyan, Venkata Sai Prakash Chaturvedula, Mary Campbell, Rafael San Miguel, Siddhartha Purkayastha, Marquita Johnson
  • Patent number: 9131718
    Abstract: The invention describes compositions that include rebaudioside D, processes to produce rebaudioside D and formulations that provide ratios of rebaudioside A to rebaudioside D to decrease the aftertaste of rebaudioside A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: EPC (BEIJING) NATURAL PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jingang Shi, Yunlong Feng, Chenghai Zhao, Hansheng Wang
  • Patent number: 9131720
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to functional sweetener compositions comprising non-caloric or low-caloric natural and/or synthetic high-potency sweeteners and methods for making and using them. In particular, the present invention relates to different functional sweetener compositions comprising at least one non-caloric or low-caloric natural and/or synthetic high-potency sweetener, at least one sweet taste improving composition, and at least one functional ingredient, such as phytosterols, phytostanols, esters thereof, or combinations thereof. The present invention also relates to functional sweetener compositions and methods that can improve the tastes of non-caloric or low-caloric high-potency sweeteners by imparting a more sugar-like taste or characteristic. In particular, the functional sweetener compositions and methods provide a more sugar-like temporal profile, including sweetness onset and sweetness linger, and/or a more sugar-like flavor profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Indra Prakash, Grant E. Dubois
  • Patent number: 9125429
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to functional sweetener compositions comprising non-caloric or low-caloric natural and/or synthetic, high-potency sweeteners and methods for making and using them. In particular, the present invention relates to different functional sweetener compositions comprising at least one non-caloric or low-caloric natural and/or synthetic, high-potency sweetener, at least one sweet taste improving composition, and at least one functional ingredient, such as fatty acids. The present invention also relates to functional sweetener compositions and methods that can improve the tastes of non-caloric or low-caloric high-potency sweeteners by imparting a more sugar-like taste or characteristic. In particular, the functional sweetener compositions and methods provide a more sugar-like temporal profile, including sweetness onset and sweetness linger, and/or a more sugar-like flavor profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Indra Prakash, Grant E. Dubois, Lihong D'Angelo, Youlung Chen
  • Patent number: 9095507
    Abstract: An edible wafer containing nutritional supplement formulations suitable for specific enhancement of cell and mitochondrial function comprises enriched formulations of phospholipids or phospholipid chemical precursors containing inulin and specifically identified concentrations of phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidic acid and phosphatidylcholine, and mitochondrial and cell membrane phospholipid molecules as well as other desirable constituents. These edible wafer lipid combinations can be used to treat mitochondrial disorders associated with medical pathologies, chronic illnesses and syndromes, or to maintain lipid balance for normal mitochondrial function, and can be administered in many different forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Allergy Research Group, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Settineri
  • Patent number: 9090647
    Abstract: A process for production of crystalline rebaudioside B from rebaudioside A is described. Additionally, four distinct crystal polymorphic forms of rebaudioside B are described, as well as methods for converting from one crystal polymorphic form of rebaudioside B to another crystal polymorphic form of rebaudioside B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Bruce Michael Furlano, Allan S. Myerson, Andrew Keith Ohmes, Troy Allen Rhonemus, Christopher Austin Tyler
  • Patent number: 9060537
    Abstract: A clear Reb D solution is prepared by adding Reb D powder to water and heating to completely dissolve the Reb D powder, or by extracting Reb D from stevia plant using hot/boiling water or water/ethanol, wherein the temperature of the clear Reb D solution is above 70° C. Ideally, the clear Reb D solution is mixed with a solubilizing enhancer, wherein the temperature of the enhanced Reb D solution is maintained above 70° C., and wherein the solubilizing enhancer is a hydroxyl-containing sweetener. A stabilizer is then added to the Reb D solution to produce a stabilized Reb D solution; wherein the stabilizer comprises a thickener or anti-agglomeration agent. The stabilized Reb D solution is spray dried to form a powder. The solubility of Rebaudioside D is enhanced in water-based fluids, in particular in beverage concentrates and syrups 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: PEPSICO, INC.
    Inventors: William Mutilangi, Naijie Zhang