Gels Or Gelable Composition Patents (Class 426/573)
  • Patent number: 10653173
    Abstract: Suggested are preparations, comprising or consisting of (a) dehydroabietic acid, a salt of dehydroabietic acid and/or an extract containing dehydroabietic acid, and (b1) at least one sweetener that is different from saccharose and/or (b2) at least one flavonoid and/or (b3) at least one inorganic salt or mineral substance used in foods and/or (b4) at least one alkaloid present in foods and/or (b5) at least one terpene present in foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: Analyticon Discovery GmbH, B.R.A.I.N. AG
    Inventors: Karsten Siems, Grit Kluge, Michael Krohn, Katja Riedel
  • Patent number: 10638783
    Abstract: Gellan gum products having an increased bulk density are provided that include a gellan gum co-precipitated with a co-precipitation agent to form a co-precipitated gellan composition. The co-precipitation agent and the gellan gum are present in the co-precipitated composition in a weight ratio effective to produce the gellan gum product, in which the gellan gum product bulk density is greater than a bulk density of the gellan gum precipitated, dried, and milled without the co-precipitation agent. This greater bulk density is about 0.30 g/mL or greater. Methods are provided for preparing a gellan gum product having an improved bulk density, in which the gellan gum product bulk density is greater than a bulk density of the gellan gum precipitated, dried, and milled without the co-precipitation agent. This greater bulk density is about 0.30 g/mL or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CP KELCO U.S., INC.
    Inventors: Neil A. Morrison, Todd A. Talashek, Hailong Yu, Robert Raczkowski
  • Patent number: 10625108
    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 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FIREREIN INC.
    Inventors: Brian Ernest Mariampillai, Yun Yang
  • Patent number: 10590380
    Abstract: The present invention provides a culture method of cells and/or tissues including culturing cells and/or tissues in a suspended state by using a medium composition wherein indeterminate structures are formed in a liquid medium, the structures are uniformly dispersed in the solution and substantially retain the cells and/or tissues without substantially increasing the viscosity of the solution, thus affording an effect of preventing sedimentation thereof, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd., Kyoto University
    Inventors: Taito Nishino, Tatsuro Kanaki, Ayako Otani, Koichiro Saruhashi, Misayo Tomura, Takehisa Iwama, Masato Horikawa, Norio Nakatsuji, Tomomi Otsuji
  • Patent number: 10575542
    Abstract: The present invention is a food product and a method of creating the food product that satisfies the need for a homogenized dispersion that disperses throughout meat, wherein the particle size of macromolecular ingredients within the dispersion is reduced to form a more stable homogenized dispersion with increased ingredient functionality. This permeated meat offers added health benefits such as the substitution of the anti-oxidant rich olive oil for problematic animal fat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Conagra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracey Williams, Larry Quint, Brian Degner
  • Patent number: 10550301
    Abstract: The group of inventions relates to the field of organic chemistry and can be used for collecting films of petroleum, oils, mazut, fuels, hydrocarbons and other petroleum products with the aim of cleaning the surface of water, and also for cleaning water flows which have been contaminated by petroleum or petroleum products. A substance for collecting petroleum or petroleum products from the surface of water includes a natural polymer and additionally includes a biodegradable surfactant in the form of an aqueous solution with a concentration of no less than 0.1 g/L, and, as the natural polymer, contains polysaccharide microgels having a mass of between 20,000 and 200,000 daltons and a particle size of between 50 and 600 nm in the form of an aqueous solution with a concentration of no less than 0.2 g/L, wherein the ratio of polysaccharide microgels to biodegradable surfactant is between 12:1 and 2:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Obschestvo S Ogranichennoj Otvetsvennostyu “NPO Biomikrogeli”
    Inventors: Andrey Aleksandrovich Elagin, Maksim Anatolevich Mironov, Ilya Dmitrievich Shulepov
  • Patent number: 10501560
    Abstract: The invention relates to a starch hydrolysate having a Dextrose Equivalent DE of between 5 and 30 and a specific carbohydrate profile. In particular, the hydrolysate of the invention has improved retrogradation behaviour. The invention also relates to a method for the production of said starch hydrolysate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Roquette Freres
    Inventors: Mathias Ibert, Aline Lecocq, Pierre Lanos
  • Patent number: 10492510
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cellulose composite that makes separation and aggregation less likely to occur, and, more specifically, relates to a cellulose composite comprising cellulose and one or more types of water-soluble carboxymethyl cellulose wherein tan ? of an aqueous dispersion obtained by dispersing 1 mass % of the cellulose composite in ion-exchanged water is 0.6 or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Haruko Obata, Naoaki Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10485248
    Abstract: The invention aims to provide a pearl-like capsule that can encapsulate a large amount of fatty substances and a method of manufacturing the same, wherein the pearl-like capsule is less deformable and/or less shrinkable even under freeze-thaw and thus is convenient for transportation and preservation. The pearl-like capsule has a structure where outer surface of a droplet is coated with water-insoluble coating of alginate and then coated with a coating consisting of glycerine, wherein the droplet includes water-soluble macromolecule, fatty substances, water-soluble multivalent metallic salt, rice lees, and starch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sanshokaken K. K.
    Inventors: Hibiki Tsutsumi, Katsuhito Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 10471497
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed of making metal casting molds and components thereof by the three-dimensional printing process in which an untreated sand is used as the build material and a polymer is used as a component of the binder that is printed onto the build material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The ExOne Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Orange, Daniel T. Brunermer
  • Patent number: 10448661
    Abstract: Suggested is a dry food composition for mixing with a drinkable liquid, said composition comprising (a) carbohydrates, (b) proteins, (c) fats, and optionally (d) probiotic micro-organisms and/or prebiotics, and (e) vitamins, minerals, texturizers, fibers, sweeteners, flavorings and/or colorants, whereby said composition shows a particle size distribution wherein (i) about 90% b.w. of the particles show an average diameter of less than about 400 ?m, (ii) about 50% b.w. of the particles show an average diameter of less than about 80 ?m, and (iii) about 10% b.w. of the particles show an average diameter of less than about 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Symrise AG
    Inventors: Sabine Widder, Gerhard Krammer, Kathrin Langer, Cornelia Hommer
  • Patent number: 10440982
    Abstract: Cereal-based semi-liquid and/or semi-solid compositions suitable for supporting the transition period wherein the infant changes from a diet consisting of breast milk or liquid infant formula to solid adult foods, comprising uronic acid carbohydrates with a degree of polymerization (DP) between 10 and 300 and also uses thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: N. V. NUTRICIA
    Inventors: Bernd Stahl, Martine Sandra Alles, Brigitte Antonia Maria Borgmann
  • Patent number: 10414960
    Abstract: The claimed group of inventions relates to the field of organic chemistry and can be used for removing oils, including petroleum, fuel oil, fuels, hydrocarbons and liquid fuel, from soil; and can also be used for processing and gathering petroleum, oils, fuel oil, fuels, hydrocarbons and other petroleum products from hard surfaces, for example, from the inner surfaces of tanks for storing petroleum or petroleum products, of equipment used during the recovery, re-processing and transportation of petroleum, of equipment used for producing petroleum products, drilling sludge, gravel or sand in storage facilities, or from other hard surfaces. The substance for removing oils, including petroleum and petroleum products, from soil and hard surfaces is in the form of an aqueous solution of a natural polysaccharide and a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Obshchestvo S Ogranichennoj Otvetstvennostyu “NPO Biomikrogeli”
    Inventors: Andrey Aleksandrovich Elagin, Maksim Anatolevich Mironov, Il'ya Dmitrievich Shulepov
  • Patent number: 10335430
    Abstract: Inulin products which consist of a particular mixture of an easily fermentable inulin (EFI) component and a hardly fermentable inulin (HFI) component are provided. The products have advantageous nutritional effects/benefits which include dietary fiber effects, improved mineral absorption, particularly calcium and magnesium, bone mineral density increase, reduction of bone mineral density loss, modulation of lipid metabolism, stimulation of the immune system, and anti-cancer effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TIENSE SUIKERRAFFINADERIJ N.V.
    Inventors: Anne Frippiat, Jan Van Loo, Georges Smits
  • Patent number: 10314782
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical solution with a pH value of 10 or higher contains an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, where one or more sugar alcohols are present up to a total concentration of 40 wt. % to 70 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA GMBH
    Inventors: Detlef Mohr, Stefan Lehner
  • Patent number: 10306907
    Abstract: Disclosed is an acidic oil-in-water type emulsified condiment comprising 1 to 40% by mass of an edible oil, 30 to 60% by mass of water, a thickener, a yolk, a volatile acid, and a nonvolatile acid, wherein the mass ratio between the content of the volatile acid and the content of the nonvolatile acid is 1:50 to 20:1, and the acidic oil-in-water type emulsified condiment has a dissolved oxygen concentration of 0.1 to 10% O2, a pH of 3.0 to 4.0, a water activity of 0.90 to 0.96, and a viscosity (20° C.) of 50 Pa·s or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KEWPIE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaori Oguchi, Koji Nishi
  • 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