Gels Or Gelable Composition Patents (Class 426/573)
  • Patent number: 10226063
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of decreasing the viscosity of an aqueous suspension of a water insoluble or sparingly soluble dietary fiber (compared to the viscosity of the dietary fiber alone), involving mixing the dietary fiber with water and a soluble compound (e.g., polysaccharide having a molecular weight of about 500 Da to about 1,000 kDa and 1% solution viscosity of up to 10 mPa·s; or protein having a molecular weight of about 10 to about 500 kDa and a 1% solution viscosity of up to 10 mPa·s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, AgriFiber Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Madhav P. Yadav, Kyle A. Hanah, Madhuvanti S. Kale
  • Patent number: 10166196
    Abstract: Disclosed are microcapsules with shells that are not animal by-products and methods for preparing and using such microcapsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DSM NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS AG
    Inventors: Cuie Yan, Wei Zhang, Yulai Jin, Lesek Alexa Demont, Colin James Barrow
  • Patent number: 10159863
    Abstract: The present application provides water-enhancing, fire-suppressing hydrogels that are formulated to minimize toxicity and negative environmental impact. The present application provides a composition comprising: (i) at least one thickening agent; (ii) at least one liquid medium; and, optionally, (iii) one or more suspending agents, wherein the composition consists of >75%, by weight, consumer-grade components and wherein the composition is a concentrate that can be mixed with water or an aqueous solution to form a fire-suppressing, water-enhancing hydrogel. Each of the at least one thickening agent, suspending agent and liquid medium can be non-toxic and biodegradable. Also provided are the fire-suppressing, water-enhancing hydrogel and methods of production and use thereof during fire fighting or fire prevention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: FIREREIN INC.
    Inventors: Brian Ernest Mariampillai, Yun Yang
  • Patent number: 10143220
    Abstract: A pet food composition comprising a meat based material comprised of meat or meat by-products, and an aqueous phase comprised of an acetyl-substituted waxy cassava inhibited starch in an amount effective to thicken said aqueous phase is provided. Also provided is a gravy for a pet food comprising an acetyl-substituted waxy cassava inhibited starch in an amount effective to thicken said composition and having a freeze/thaw stability greater than about 5 cycles as well as a method of feeding a canine or feline pet. Also provided is a gravy for a pet food comprised of a hydroxypropyl-substituted waxy cassava inhibited starch having less than about 2.5%, by weight of hydroxylpropyl substituents, in an amount effective to thicken said aqueous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Corn Products Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Hanchett, Christina Odorisio, Hanjoo Chae
  • Patent number: 10111450
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for producing a water, juice, and/or milk-based ready-to-drink jellified product comprising at least two separate homogeneous gel masses, wherein adjacent separate gel masses have different gel strengths, characterized in that it comprises the steps of in order: (i) separately preparing at least two liquefied gel compositions, each comprising an aqueous, and/or juicy, and/or dairy base, mixed with carrageenan and galactomannan, (ii) separately preheating each of the compositions, (iii) separately mixing each of the liquefied gel compositions, (iv) separately cooling down each of the liquefied gel compositions, while keeping a constant agitation of the mass of each of the liquefied gel compositions, (vi) sequentially dosing each of the liquefied gel compositions into a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Bisson, Jean-Marc Delort, Anne Marcout
  • Patent number: 10080377
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for manufacturing an excellent denatured whey protein having no adverse effect on the characteristics of a product. A method for manufacturing a denatured whey protein comprising processing a whey protein solution by repeating the following steps (1) and (2) 2 times or more continuously: (1) a step for treating the whey protein solution on pressure at 50 MPa or higher and on heating at 85 to 100° C.; and, (2) a step for decompressing to 0.05 to 0.5 MPa after the treating of the aforementioned step (1) and maintaining the temperature within the range of the heating temperature of the aforementioned step (1) ±10° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: MORINAGA MILK INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Arase, Manabu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10058111
    Abstract: An encapsulated flavor particle, comprising a vegetable matter particulate core and a flavor coating comprising a sprayed emulsion of flavor and thermoreversible potato starch, the thermoreversible potato starch comprising at least 80% by weight of amylopectin modified with amylomaltase enzyme. The particles provide good flavor release characteristics in consumable compositions, such as chewing gums, beverages, foodstuffs, toothpastes, mouthwashes and the like, while avoiding the use of gelatin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Givaudan, S.A.
    Inventor: Frans Witteveen
  • Patent number: 10017805
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protein production accelerating agent that has enabled to largely increase the produced amount of a desired protein by adding polysaccharides to a medium for animal cells containing a serum or serum alternative, and a production method of a protein using a medium containing the protein production accelerating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd., Institute of National Colleges of Tehcnology, Japan
    Inventors: Misayo Tomura, Takehisa Iwama, Koichiro Saruhashi, Taito Nishino, Masato Horikawa, Hiroharu Kawahara
  • Patent number: 9872826
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a fluid gel, the method comprising adding metal cations to the gellant dispersion while retaining the pH at no greater than 3; and adding a pH modifying agent to the gellant dispersion to increase the pH of the gellant dispersion to greater than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Iraklis Pappas, Jason Nesta, Shira Pilch
  • Patent number: 9839232
    Abstract: Stable thickener formulations and nutritional compositions having the stable thickener formulations are provided. In a general embodiment the present disclosure provides a stable thickener formulation comprising from about 0.015% to about 0.05% by weight of carrageenan and from about 1.2% to about 4.0% by weight of starch. The stable thickener formulation can be used in nutritional compositions used to treat a variety of physiological conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Erin Olson
  • Patent number: 9737088
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an emulsified food product composition having good fluidity and emulsification stability, even when subjected to heat sterilization treatment, with which gastro-esophageal reflux can be prevented by gelling upon entering the stomach. By adding a gelling agent for gelling in the acidic region, at least one emulsion stabilizer selected from the group consisting of gum arabic and gum ghatti, and a divalent metal salt to the emulsified food product composition comprising a lipid, it is possible to realize the property of gelling upon entering the stomach and obtain good fluidity and emulsification stability, even if a heat sterilization treatment is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY, INC.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Endo, Kazuya Mizukai
  • Patent number: 9655376
    Abstract: A continuous process for preparing an oleogel from ethylcellulose and an oily feed material, wherein the process comprises: (a) feeding ethylcellulose to the feed zone of an extruder, the extruder having a plurality of oil feed ports along its length; (b) feeding at least one oily feed material into at least one of the oil feed ports; (c) mixing the oily feed material with the ethylcellulose to form a substantially homogeneous mixture; (d) cooling the mixture to form an oleogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventors: Roja Ergun, Robert B. Appell, David L. Malotky
  • Patent number: 9605087
    Abstract: A process for modifying starch is described. The process can be used as an alternative to conventional starch modification processes, such as substitution and crosslinking. The process and resulting product can reduce, substantially reduce, substantially eliminate or eliminate the sodium level typically associated with conventionally modified starch products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Ling-Hua Han, Ya-Jane Wang
  • Patent number: 9526267
    Abstract: Provided are nutrient-dense meat structured protein products providing complete sources of protein and essential nutrients. Also provided are methods and processes for producing such nutrient-dense meat structured protein products. Also provided are nutrient-dense condiments that can be packaged with meat structured protein products or nutrient-dense meat structured protein products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Savage River, Inc.
    Inventors: David Anderson, Justin Fuller, Timothy Geistlinger
  • Patent number: 9468221
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method of producing non-settling hydrolyzed whey permeate with an enzyme, the non-settling hydrolyzed whey permeate concentrate, and nutritive additives and foods made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: MILK SPECIALTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Steve C. Lamb, Steve Hollins
  • Patent number: 9452135
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to dosage forms for oral administration including one or more gelling agents. In particular, the present invention is directed to gelling agent-based dosage forms that are easily administered and taken, or swallowed. The present invention is also directed to gelling agent-based dosage forms that exhibit relatively low syneresis, are thermally stable, exhibit substantially constant active ingredient concentration, and/or exhibit one or more advantageous rheological properties. In particular, the present invention is directed to such gels containing one or more omega-3 fatty acids. The gelling agent-based dosage forms of the present invention are suitable for administration of a relatively large dose of active ingredient. The gelling agent-based dosage forms of the present invention are also suitable for administration of multiple active ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Particle Dynamics International, LLC
    Inventors: Irwin Jacobs, Stephen Gee, Paul Brady
  • Patent number: 9445611
    Abstract: Provided are: tofu-like food and soy milk containing fibrous material, each of which has good texture and flavor and enables simultaneous intake of almost all of nutritional components in soybeans, such as proteins, lipids, glucides, fibrous material, minerals, vitamin components, and isoflavone compounds. Also provided is a process for producing soy milk containing fibrous material, which comprises the steps of: (A) dissolving and dispersing dehulled soybean powdery material having a nitrogen solubility index of 75 to 90, a lipoxygenase value of 30 to 120, an n-hexanal content of 0.5 ppm to 2 ppm, and a peroxide value of 0.2 meq/kg to 3.0 meq/kg in water to obtain dispersion; (B) subjecting the dispersion to heat treatment at 120° C. to 160° C. for 1 to 600 seconds; and (C) after the step (B), cooling the dispersion to 100° C. or lower and subjecting the resultant dispersion to emulsification and dispersion treatment under a pressure of 25 MPa to 200 MPa to produce soy milk containing fibrous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: ASAHI FOOD PROCESSING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Matsuura, Masaki Sato, Nobuhiro Hirasawa, Sachiko Tadokoro, Kenji Koga
  • Patent number: 9414615
    Abstract: A gel-based comestible and method of preparing same. In one embodiment of the invention, the gel-based comestible is consumed in one bite without the need for a spoon or other utensil, and supplies the consumer with about 200 mg/serving caffeine, 1000 mg/serving taurine, and 100% of the recommended daily allowances of vitamins B3, B5, B6 and B12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: PepciCo, Inc.
    Inventor: Vidya Sridhar
  • Patent number: 9371599
    Abstract: A method of preparing a polysaccharide-protein fiber by preparing an aqueous solution comprising a polysaccharide and a protein, applying a high voltage to the solution, collecting the fiber on a collecting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Baier, Peter Given, Kobsak Kanjanapongkul, Jochen Weiss
  • Patent number: 9351500
    Abstract: The present invention provides improvements in aerated milk compositions, such as yogurt based products, and methods for preparation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Ketchmark, Sidney C. Kossowsky, Julie A. Cox
  • Patent number: 9345256
    Abstract: High energy and high protein liquid nutrition enteral compositions are provided that contain micellar casein and caseinate, an optionally a small amount of whey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: N.V. Nutricia
    Inventors: Edward Lucian Sliwinski, Wynette Hermina Agnes Kiers, Natalie Elizabeth Hotrum
  • Patent number: 9345669
    Abstract: A biodegradable film (4) characterized in that it is prepared from at least one co-product derived from a soya bean-processing process aimed at obtaining soya-based final products by ultrafiltration, said co-product being selected from the group comprising the okara and the permeate. Such a film can be used as a food or pharmaceutical film, in particular for preparing a product for topical administration (1) of a pharmaceutical active ingredient, such as oestrogens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Sojasun Technologies
    Inventors: Theo Efstathiou, Jean-Luc Audic, Thomas Divers
  • Patent number: 9198445
    Abstract: The present invention relates to whey protein micelles, a process for the preparation of aggregates of the sane and particularly to their use as a delivery vehicle for active agents in the field of nutrition or cosmetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Christophe Schmitt, Lionel Jean René Bovetto
  • Patent number: 9155850
    Abstract: A detachable cap is disclosed for an inhaler apparatus having an inhaler housing and a canister configured to hold a first substance that is aerosolized on demand from the user. The apparatus' canister is engaged with the inhaler housing to convey the aerosolized first substance into the user's mouth via a mouthpiece. The detachable cap includes a cap body having a first end and a second end. The detachable cap also includes an actuation surface arranged at the first end, wherein the actuation surface is configured to be depressed by the user to actuate the canister and aerosolize the first substance. The detachable cap additionally includes a feature arranged at the second end and configured to be engaged with at least one of the inhaler housing and the canister to secure the detachable cap to the inhaler apparatus. An inhaler apparatus having such a detachable cap is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Annette Joyce Benson
  • Patent number: 9114091
    Abstract: A sustained release solid dosage preparation is provided comprising an active ingredient admixed with an excipient. At least part of the excipient consists of glucomannan microparticles having an average particle size less than 50 ?m. The glucomannan microparticles forms, when absorbing water, a hydrogel matrix for the active ingredient capable releasing the active ingredient almost entirely up about 6 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SHIMIZU CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Shimizu, Hisao Shimizu, Ryusuke Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9050357
    Abstract: Compositions are provided that are suitable for safe consumption by a patient with dysphagia. In one embodiment, the compositions include a modified xanthan gum in an amount suitable to provide a viscous, free-flowing solution having gel-like properties. The modified xanthan gum comprises a non-pyruvylated xanthan gum, a reduced-pyruvylated xanthan gum, or a combination thereof. The composition desirably has a viscosity of greater than about 2000 cP and is characterized as having a shape retention of greater than about 50%. Also provided are methods for their preparation and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: CP Kelco U.S., Inc.
    Inventors: Zhi-Fa Yang, Todd Talashek, Wei Li
  • Publication number: 20150147405
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wet granulation process comprising contacting a material to be granulated with a granulating liquid, wherein the granulating liquid comprises Arabic gum. The process may be used for improving dissolution kinetics of the material to the granulated, for example, of Arabic gum and/or metal salts, such as organic metal salts. Furthermore, the invention relates to a granulate material comprising Arabic gum, wherein the individual granules making up the granulate material are porous, preferably exhibiting a mean porosity of between about 15% to about 75%, which are obtainable by the process according to the present invention. The invention also provides a composition comprising the granulate material, for example, for the preparation of a liquid, such as a beverage, and the granulate material and the composition of the present invention for use as a medicament and/or as a dietary supplement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Dana Daneshvari
  • Publication number: 20150147453
    Abstract: A food product includes a base component; one or more solid additive pieces, each solid additive piece comprising an additive and a binder; and a casing containing the base component and the one or more solid additive pieces; wherein the additive is a liquid at room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: The Hillshire Brands Company
    Inventor: Joshua S. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20150140176
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of nutrition, in particular performance nutrition. In particular, the present invention relates to a novel carbohydrate gel comprising glucose and fructose in a ratio in the range of 3:1 to 1:1. The carbohydrate gel of the present invention can be used to treat or prevent problems with the gastrointestinal tract while allowing for an enhanced blood sugar maintenance and/or an increased exogenous carbohydrate oxidation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Asker Jeukendrup, Trent Stellingwerff, Eric Zaltas
  • Patent number: 9034404
    Abstract: A bottled drink includes a cap and a bottle where a granular supplement containing multiple constituents in a stable manner is stored in the cap and a solution suitable for dispersing the granules is filled in the bottle. Granules which contains mutually incompatible multiple chemical agents or nutritional constituents and whose surface is coated with polyglyceryl fatty acid ester are stored in the cap of the bottle and the bottle is filled with a solution whose viscosity at a shear deformation speed of 0.01 s?1 is 10 to 300 Pa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: FANCL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaori Aibe, Masatoshi Honjo, Tatsuo Nakamura, Sachiko Endou
  • Publication number: 20150132438
    Abstract: Cold and ready to eat vegetable cakes, and with a variety of ingredient combinations are suitable for healthy consumption. The vegetable cakes are soft in texture and high in nutrition. People can save the time and energy of preparing and cooking of the food. Serving size can be a single serving, and a six pack of serving. Vegetable cakes are also created as vegetable egg cakes, vegetable plus salt source cakes, vegetable seafood cakes, vegetable meat cakes, vegetable bubbles, vegetables balls, vegetable patties, and vegetable sausages. They can be served as cold and hot food for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. They can also be used as animal food, baby food, for children with less teeth, for old people, and for sick people. Cold and ready to eat vegetable cakes with ingredients offer the consumers an easy and convenient way to obtain an affordable, nutritious, and delicious meal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Alice Chang
  • Publication number: 20150132448
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a low-calorie sol food material includes four steps. The first step includes stirring a mixture of water, glucomannan or konjac refined flour or a combination thereof, and a poorly-soluble water absorbent, whereby the mixture is swollen to form a sol substance. The second step includes kneading an alkaline agent into the sol substance to prepare a pH-adjusted sol substance. The third step includes heating the pH-adjusted sol substance under a temperature condition at 70 to 130° C. to make the pH-adjusted sol substance into a gelatinous substance. The fourth step includes cooling the gelatinous substance to a temperature range of 0 to 15° C. to make the gelatinous substance solate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Toshihiro Harada
  • Publication number: 20150132271
    Abstract: Cold and ready to eat beverage cakes, and with a variety of ingredient combinations are suitable for healthy consumption. The beverage cakes are soft in texture and high in nutrition. People can save the time and energy of preparing and cooking of the food. Serving size can be a single serving, and a six pack of servings. Beverage cakes are also created as beverage egg cakes, beverage plus salt source cakes, beverage seafood cakes, beverage meat cakes, beverage bubbles, beverage balls, beverage patties, and beverage sausages. They can be served as cold and hot food for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. They can also be used as animal food, baby food, for children with less teeth, for elderly people, and for sick people. Cold and ready to eat beverage cakes with ingredients offer the consumers an easy and convenient way to obtain an affordable, nutritious, and delicious meal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Alice Chang
  • Publication number: 20150125568
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition consisting of beta-glucan (1,3), (1,4) ?-D Glucan), plant sterols and a hydrocolloid. A natural way to help lower blood serum cholesterol levels to a consumer and or patient with the effective amount of disclosed composition. For use in foods, beverages, dietary supplement products and medical foods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew James
  • Patent number: 8993027
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to tabletop sweetener compositions comprising non-caloric or low-caloric natural high-potency sweeteners and methods for making and using them. In particular, the present invention relates to different forms of tabletop sweetener compositions comprising at least one non-caloric or low-caloric natural high-potency sweeteners in combination with at least one bulking agent, or at least one sweet taste improving composition, or at least one anti-caking agent, or combinations thereof. The present invention also relates to tabletop compositions and methods that can improve the tastes of non-caloric or low-caloric natural high-potency sweeteners by imparting a more sugar-like taste or characteristic. In particular, the tabletop 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: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Indra Prakash, Grant E. DuBois, George A. King
  • Patent number: 8981003
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer compound is disclosed having copolyester elastomer, epoxidized soybean oil, and vulcanized vegetable oil. The compound has a biorenewable content of at least about 50 weight percent of the compound. The compound can be used to make a plastic article needing a Shore A hardness of from about 40 to about 70. The compound is a sustainable solution for extruded or molded articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventors: Guoqiang Qian, Krishna Venkataswamy
  • Publication number: 20150072046
    Abstract: An edible seed butter composition and consumable food products including the seed butter composition are disclosed. Method for preparing the edible seed butter composition and food products are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: William F. Aftoora
  • Publication number: 20150064331
    Abstract: A method and a system for preparing xylan and calcium carbonate, xylan, a cellulose fibre, and precipitated calcium carbonate. The method includes extracting xylan from cellulose fibres with sodium hydroxide to form a mixture containing cellulose fibres and an extract solution containing xylan; removing the cellulose fibres from the mixture to isolate the extract solution; adding carbon dioxide to the isolated extract solution to form a mixture containing a liquid brightener and precipitated xylan; separating the brightener from the mixture to isolate the precipitated xylan; adding calcium hydroxide to the separated brightener to form a mixture of precipitated calcium carbonate and liquid sodium hydroxide; and removing the sodium hydroxide from the mixture to isolate the calcium carbonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Björn Krogerus, Agneta Fuhrmann, Christiane Laine
  • Patent number: 8971586
    Abstract: A digital image of a target object is received and the image includes a plurality of pixels. The target object is at least a portion of an animal, and the portion of the animal is disposed in the image according to a predetermined disposition. The weight of the animal is determined using the model and at least one characteristic. At least some of the pixels of the image of animal are analyzed to determine at least one characteristic of the image of the animal. The weight of the animal is determined using the at least one characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Steve Gomas, John Sweeney, Edward Theil
  • Publication number: 20150050411
    Abstract: A low sugar, low cariogenic, low-laxation gelled confection having acceptable texture, stability, clarity, and flavor delivery, that contains a doctoring agent comprising sucromalt, inulin, brown rice syrup, or combinations thereof; erythritol as the bulking sweetener agent; and a gelling agent comprising gelatin, pectin, starch, dextrin, hydrocolloid, milk proteins, or combinations thereof; wherein the doctoring agent to erythritol ratio is 90:10 to 70:30 wt % solids and the gelled confection has consumer acceptable texture, stability, clarity, and flavor delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Barbara Z. Stawski, Chia-Hua Hsu, David G. Barkalow
  • Publication number: 20150050323
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are inventive stable homogenized biomass hetero-colloids, their production and uses. Such biomass hetero-colloids comprise biomass derived solid particle colloid matter and at least 15% (w/w) biomass derived soluble colloid matter. The novel biomass hetero-colloids provide an inventive approach for the application of biologically active compounds. Bio-actives are made available in an innovative form involving low intervention processing and enhancing the biological availability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Othmar KAEPPELI
  • Publication number: 20150045292
    Abstract: A flowable or spoonable medicament, food, food ingredient or food supplement is useful for inducing satiety. It comprises a protein and a methylcellulose (MC), wherein the weight ratio w(protein)/w(MC) is at least 0.7/1.0 and the methylcellulose has anhydroglucose units joined by 1-4 linkages wherein hydroxy groups of anhydroglucose units are substituted with methyl groups such that s23/s26 is 0.36 or less, wherein s23 is the molar fraction of anhydroglucose units wherein only the two hydroxy groups in the 2- and 3-positions of the anhydroglucose unit are substituted with methyl groups and wherein s26 is the molar fraction of anhydroglucose units wherein only the two hydroxy groups in the 2- and 6-positions of the anhydroglucose unit are substituted with methyl groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Britta Huebner-Keese, Matthias Knarr, Roland Adden, Robert L. Sammler, Anne Adden
  • Publication number: 20150045320
    Abstract: A flowable or spoonable medicament, food, food ingredient or food supplement is useful for inducing satiety. It comprises (a) one or more mono-, di- and/or oligosaccharides and (b) a methylcellulose, wherein the methylcellulose has anhydroglucose units joined by 1-4 linkages wherein hydroxy groups of anhydroglucose units are substituted with methyl groups such that s23/s26 is from 0.17 to 0.36, wherein s23 is the molar fraction of anhydroglucose units wherein only the two hydroxy groups in the 2- and 3-positions of the anhydroglucose unit are substituted with methyl groups and wherein s26 is the molar fraction of anhydroglucose units wherein only the two hydroxy groups in the 2- and 6-positions of the anhydroglucose unit are substituted with methyl groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Roland Adden, Matthias Knarr, Britta Huebner-Keese, Robert L. Sammler
  • Publication number: 20150038428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to organogels and emulsions based on ultrasmall self-assembling peptides. It further relates to methods for producing such organogels and emulsions as well as to the use of the organogels and emulsions in biological and non-biological applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Charlotte Hauser, Archana Mishra
  • Publication number: 20150038459
    Abstract: Nutritious protein-containing foodstuffs can be prepared in the form of gels, including protein gel and fruit purees that contain all essential amino acids. A protein gel for use as a foodstuff is prepared by heating an aqueous protein solution to between 160 and 185 degrees Fahrenheit at an acidic pH between 2.85 and 3.5, the protein solution having a viscosity greater than 100 centipoise and containing a protein at a concentration of 10-20% w/w, the protein being at least one of a whey protein isolate and a liquid soy protein isolate, the protein gel having a viscosity of between 10,000 and 1,000,000 centipoise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michelle Bacarella, Steven A. Rittmanic, Thomas D. Ingolia
  • Patent number: 8940354
    Abstract: An edible oleogel comprising an oil, ethylcellulose and a surfactant is prepared by combining ethylcellulose with an edible oil and a surfactant, and heating the mixture to a temperature above the glass transition temperature of the ethylcellulose. Once the ethylcellulose has fully dissolved and the solution is clear, it is allowed to cool and set as a gel. The resulting oleogel is homogeneous, elastic, substantially anhydrous, and has a gelation temperature below 100° C. It can be used as a fat substitute in foods. Also provided are methods of making the oleogel, and food compositions containing the oleogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventor: Alejandro Gregorio Marangoni
  • Publication number: 20150024083
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid or gelled pasteurized or sterilized composition comprising free amino acids, calcium, a digestible carbohydrate, and preferably an indigestible carbohydrate, wherein the free amino acids are present in a concentration between 5 and 30 g/100 ml, and the dry weight of the total composition is at least 40 g/100 ml, and preferably lower than 60 g/100 ml. The composition may in particular be used in the treatment of a human suffering from a disorder selected from the group consisting of phenylketonuria, homocystinuria, maple syrup urine disease, tyrosinaemia, propionic acidaemia, methylmalonic acidaemia, isovaleric acidaemia, urea cycle disorders and glutaric aciduria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Sean Lynch, Simon David Anders
  • Publication number: 20150024108
    Abstract: A method forms a gel from a highly-refined cellulose by: providing a composition of highly refined cellulose fiber as at least about 0.5% weight/weight highly refined cellulose to water; adding at least one buffering agent to the composition to maintain the pH of the composition at a pH below 9.5; bringing the buffered composition to an elevated temperature such as a boil; stifling the buffered composition; and cooling the buffered composition to below 25° C. to form a gel, such as a stable gel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: FIBERSTAR BIO-INGREDIENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Brock M. Lundberg, Alexander Scott Jasper
  • Publication number: 20150025157
    Abstract: There is provided a novel gelator containing a sugar derivative. A gelator including a compound of Formula (1) or Formula (2): wherein each of R1 and R3 is independently a linear or branched alkyl group having a carbon atom number of 1 to 20, a cyclic C3-20 alkyl group, or a linear or branched alkenyl group having a carbon atom number of 2 to 20, n is 0 or an integer of 1 to 4, R2 is a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched alkyl group having a carbon atom number of 1 to 10, or an aryl group optionally having a substituent, and R4 and R5 are each a hydroxy group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Fumiyasu Ono, Seiji Shinkai, Osamu Hirata
  • Patent number: 8937049
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of nutrition, in particular performance nutrition. In particular, the present invention relates to a novel carbohydrate gel comprising glucose and fructose in a ratio in the range of 3:1 to 1:1. The carbohydrate gel of the present invention can be used to treat or prevent problems with the gastrointestinal tract while allowing for an enhanced blood sugar maintenance and/or an increased exogenous carbohydrate oxidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Premier Nutrition Corporation
    Inventors: Trent Stellingwerff, Eric Zaltas, Asker Jeukendrup