Beverage Or Beverage Concentrate Patents (Class 426/590)
  • Patent number: 10688068
    Abstract: Our invention is a mixture of carboxylic acids: citric acid, succinic acid, fumaric acid and malic acid, and any possible combinations thereof. This product is used orally or also intravenously, in the treatment of patients with chronic renal failure, hyperammonemia or human conditions having negative nitrogen balance. This product is beneficial in decreasing the serum values of urea and serum ammonium, while promoting by transamination of the oxalacetate formed via succinate, fumarate and malate, the biosynthesis of non-essential amino acids; by transamination of the alpha ketoglutarate formed via citrate, it generates glutamic acid and related amino acids such as glutamine. This treatment prevents, preserves and even improves kidney function. In other patients it delays deterioration of renal function and the urgent need for renal replacement therapy. In others, it is used as a supplemental renal replacement treatment to improve the patient's quality of life and improve laboratory parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Jorge Antonio Hernández Miramontes
  • Patent number: 10681934
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process in which a viscous initial product having both a temperature of between 5° C. and 70° C. and a viscosity greater than 100 mPa·s is provided, —by way of a pump provided upstream of at least one aerator, the viscous initial product is transferred as it is to the at least one aerator in which the viscous initial product is mixed with a gas, injected into the aerator, so as to obtain a liquid foam continuously exiting the aerator, and—the liquid foam continuously exiting the at least one aerator is continuously pushed into the inlet of a treatment device which continuously divides and then dries this liquid foam so as to obtain a powdered porous product which has a solids content greater than 90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CLEXTRAL
    Inventors: Alain Brisset, Maxime Collado
  • Patent number: 10647951
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the production of fermented fruit beverages, such as wine and cider, with a reduced level of alcohol. Specifically, the present invention is directed to a method for producing a beverage with a reduced content of alcohol comprising using reverse inoculation or co-inoculation of homofermentative or facultative heterofermentative lactic acid bacterium strain and a yeast strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CHR. HANSEN A/S
    Inventors: Sofie Saerens, Nathalia Edwards, Kim Ib Soerensen, Mansour Badaki, Jan Hendrik Swiegers
  • Patent number: 10647952
    Abstract: An all-natural fruit juice, vegetable juice or blend of fruit juice and vegetable juice and alcohol composition, including a mixture of all-natural fruit juice, vegetable juice or blend of fruit juice and vegetable juice and alcohol having a pH of less than or equal to 4.6, wherein the mixture has an alcohol content of 2-20% by volume, and wherein the mixture has been subjected to a high-pressure processing such that the mixture has been subjected to a pressure range of 70,000-95,000 psi for a time period of 1 to 5 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Shawn Lawless, Catherine Ragozzino
  • Patent number: 10645956
    Abstract: Provided herein are carbonated beverages comprising one or more unsaturated fatty acids (e.g., an omega-3, omega-6, and/or amega-9 polyunsaturated fatty acids), wherein the beverages are characterized by having a low oxygen level of less than 500 ppb. Also provided herein are methods for preparing carbonated beverages comprising one or more unsaturated fatty acids (e.g., an omega-3, omega-6, and/or amega-9 polyunsaturated fatty acids), wherein the beverages are characterized by having a low oxygen level of less than 500 ppb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Change Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: James Phillips, Wanda Hairston
  • Patent number: 10638887
    Abstract: A product is provided containing a single dose of foamed liquid milk composition for use in a beverage, the product including a disposable container with a single dose of the composition which, upon agitation of the container, is aerated, wherein the composition includes milk having a fat content of 0%-4%, a protein, an edible natural gum, and an additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Neil Christopher Hellmann
  • Patent number: 10617701
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition and method for promoting functional neuronal development in pediatric subjects. The composition comprises in some embodiments up to about 7 g/100 Kcal of a fat or lipid source; up to about 5 g/100 Kcal of a protein source; about 3 mg/100 Kcal to about 50 mg/100 Kcal of phosphatidylethanolamine; about 0.15 mg/100 Kcal to about 75 mg/100 Kcal of sphingomyelin; and about 5 mg/100 Kcal to about 75 mg/100 Kcal of docosahexaenoic acid. The methods comprise, in some embodiments, administering the aforementioned composition to a pediatric subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION COMPANY
    Inventors: Chenzhong Kuang, Dirk Hondmann, Robert J. McMahon, Yan Xiao
  • Patent number: 10617700
    Abstract: A vitamin supplement composition that includes a complex with enhanced bioavailability having a vitamin B complex, wherein the vitamin B complex includes: (a) a first vitamin, wherein the first vitamin comprises a form of vitamin B6; (b) a second vitamin, wherein the second vitamin comprises a form of vitamin B9; (c) a third vitamin, wherein the third vitamin comprises a form of vitamin B12; and (d) wherein the first vitamin, the second vitamin, and the third vitamin cooperate synergistically to enhance bioavailability of the same. The present invention further includes a method of administering a vitamin supplement composition to an individual having, for example, MTHFR deficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Michelle Ann Toothman
  • Patent number: 10595547
    Abstract: The present application discloses a solid drink for regulating qi-depression constitution. The solid drink comprises the following components of raw materials in parts by weight: citron 20-44 parts, perilla 17-45 parts, finger citron 10-38 parts, citrus aurantium L. 9-35 parts, sword bean 10-33 parts, mint 20-50 parts, spina data seeds 18-50 parts, malt 24-43 parts, dried orange peel 11-32 parts, Chinese olive 17-45 parts, sterculia lychnophora 8-23 parts, dextrin 25-55 parts, maltodextrin 15-45 parts, soluble starch 15-45 parts, and aspartame 0.1-0.3 parts. The solid drink of the present invention is easy to manufacture, and all the raw materials used are medicine materials of medicinal and edible dual purposes, and all the excipients used also satisfy national standard GB2760-2011 (National Food Safety Standard for Uses of Food Additives). It is safe to eat (drink) and has good taste, with certain effects in improving the qi-depression constitution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Zhonghua Ci
  • Patent number: 10597278
    Abstract: A method prepares and dispenses a beverage with a dispensing device. The device includes a housing with a beverage unit having a liquid line, a pressure controller to control liquid line pressure, and an ingredient container receiving means. The content of the ingredient container is in fluid communication with a liquid line to mix the ingredient container contents with a base liquid in the liquid line. The device further includes an ingredient container identification unit and a processor coupled for controlling the pressure controller. The method includes providing an ingredient container in the device, identifying the ingredient container, providing a base liquid, and mixing the contents of the ingredient container with the base liquid dispensing the prepared beverage. The pressure in the liquid line changes from a first pressure level to a second pressure level by the pressure controller during mixing and dispensing of the beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A.
    Inventor: Jerome Pellaud
  • Patent number: 10517837
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for obtaining a system for the controlled delivery of a biologically active substance allowing to obtain an effective delivery in terms of percentage of said biologically active substance that is absorbed by the organism. More particularly, the present invention relates to a process consisting in obtaining a controlled delivery system in which the biologically active substance is enclosed in a structure having a substantially parallelepiped shape with the desired shape and size, which can internally adapt to the biologically active substance to be carried and externally to the interaction with target cells (for example, enterocytes), thus optimizing the delivery modes of said biologically active substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SUNTEKNA SAGL
    Inventor: John Kuster
  • Patent number: 10512277
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an unfermented beer-taste beverage which has an appearance with foam like beer, but does not have the characteristic odor common to beers and non-alcohol beer-taste beverages associated with fermentation; an unfermented beer-taste beverage containing a soybean dietary fiber does not have the characteristic odor common to general beers and non-alcohol beer-taste beverages associated with fermentation; when the beer-taste beverage is poured into a glass or the like, a beer-like foam with a good appearance can be formed; the foam arising from the glass is a fine and minute foam like champagne, and the foam arises linearly; in addition, the beer-like foam makes the mouthfeel smooth, and further provides a texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Kaneko, Shinsuke Ito
  • Patent number: 10398151
    Abstract: An all-natural fruit juice and alcohol composition, including a mixture of all-natural fruit juice and alcohol having a pH of less than or equal to 4.6, wherein the mixture has an alcohol content of 2-20% by volume, and wherein the mixture has been subjected to a high-pressure processing such that the mixture has been subjected to a pressure range of 70,000-95,000 psi for a time period of 1 to 5 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Shawn Lawless, Catherine Ragozzino
  • Patent number: 10335444
    Abstract: An extract from green coffee beans is disclosed which contains polyphenols and bioactive compounds e.g. Chlorogenic acids in a significantly higher concentration (70-80%) than in extracts of prior art methods (40-50%). The extract has greater ability to quench oxidative stress and destroy free radicals and offers health benefits due to its anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, antihypertensive, anti-tumor and anti-acid properties. The higher concentration of bioactive compounds has been achieved by use of polar solvents having polarity less than that of alcohols used for extraction. The use of such solvents of lower polarity such as n-Butyl alcohol, ethyl acetate or acetone results in extraction of enriched Chlorogenic acid fractions into the extract, leaving polar impurities behind in aqueous medium. The extract obtained has significantly higher content of polyphenols and chlorogenic acids ranging from 70-80% and a distinctive HPLC profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Pawan Kumar Goel
  • Patent number: 10273439
    Abstract: Methods and systems for forming a concentrate from an alcoholic beverage, such as a beverage made by fermentation processes. A membrane process may be used to reduce water and alcohol content, followed by freeze concentration to further reduce water content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BEDFORD SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Peter Rae Peterson, Thomas J. Novak
  • Patent number: 10251407
    Abstract: The present application relates to compositions and methods for modulation of the mucosal immune system. The compositions include foods fermented by the probiotic organism, Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74 (International Depository Accession Number LMG P-24778). Alternatively, the compositions can include L. paracasei CBA L74 and a physiologically acceptable carrier. In some embodiments, the L. paracasei CBA L74 can be non-replicating. The compositions can be administered to a subject having or at risk for gastrointestinal disorders related to immaturity of the immune system, infection or disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company Brands LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Budelli, Francesca Romana Fasano, Miryam Terzano, Lorenzo Bramati
  • Patent number: 10246673
    Abstract: Disclosed is the use of lignified stalks, of at least one extract of lignified stalks or of a composition containing same in a cosmetic composition, a food supplement, a nutritional product, a food or a beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Paetzold
  • Patent number: 10188125
    Abstract: A concentrated coffee composition comprising the following components (A), (B) and (C); (A) chlorogenic acids, (B) total sugar, and (C) caffeine, in which a mass ratio of the component (A) and the component (B), [(B)/(A)], is from 1.2 to 5, and a mass ratio of the component (A) and the component (C), [(C)/(A)], is 0.5 or less, and (F) Brix is 5% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Ozato, Tatsuya Kusaura
  • Patent number: 10130607
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for reducing blood lactate concentration during exercise, physical activity or athletic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Zachwieja, Mark Arthur Pirner, JohnEric William Smith
  • Patent number: 10098373
    Abstract: An oil-in-water emulsion comprising an excess of n-alkenyl succinic modified starch for use in producing clear citrus flavored beverages without the need for additional emulsifiers, or the need for washing the citrus oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Wouter M. G. M Van Beneden, Reginald Bokkelen
  • Patent number: 10058113
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are shelf-stable, clear liquid nutritional compositions having a pH ranging from 2.5 to 4.6 and comprising water; at least one source of EGCg in an amount sufficient to provide 200-1700 mg/L of EGCg; and at least one source of protein in an amount sufficient to provide 25-45 g/L of total protein. The shelf-stable, clear liquid nutritional compositions lose no more than 20% by weight solids of the EGCg content present in the initial formulation of the compositions to epimerization, degradation, or both epimerization and degradation during heat sterilization. In certain embodiments, the loss of EGCg is exhibited by the amount of epimerization product GCg present in the shelf-stable, clear liquid nutritional composition following heat sterilization. Methods for preparing the shelf-stable, clear liquid nutritional compositions are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Guarav Patel, Paul Johns, Normanella Dewille, Suzette Pereira
  • Patent number: 10039765
    Abstract: A vitamin supplement composition that includes a complex with enhanced bioavailability having a vitamin B complex, wherein the vitamin B complex includes: (a) a first vitamin, wherein the first vitamin comprises a form of vitamin B6; (b) a second vitamin, wherein the second vitamin comprises a form of vitamin B9; (c) a third vitamin, wherein the third vitamin comprises a form of vitamin B12; and (d) wherein the first vitamin, the second vitamin, and the third vitamin cooperate synergistically to enhance bioavailability of the same. The present invention further includes a method of administering a vitamin supplement composition to an individual having, for example, known or unknown MTHFR CT polymorphism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Michelle Ann Toothman
  • Patent number: 10039805
    Abstract: An infant food formulation having a vitamin complex with enhanced bioavailability, including a protein; a carbohydrate; a fat; and a vitamin B complex, wherein the vitamin B complex includes a vitamer of vitamin B6, a vitamer of vitamin B9, and a vitamer of vitamin B12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Michelle Ann Toothman
  • Patent number: 10034937
    Abstract: Provided are nutritional compositions comprising a combination of a probiotic, dietary butyrate and/or a component for stimulating butyrate production in the human gut. Further disclosed are methods of accelerating tolerance to cow's milk allergy in a pediatric subject by providing said nutritional compositions to a target subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company
    Inventors: Teartse Tim Lambers, Eric A. F. van Tol
  • Patent number: 10023745
    Abstract: [Object] The present invention relates to a turmeric pigment composition. More specifically, the present invention provides a turmeric pigment composition in which aggregation and sedimentation of a turmeric pigment over time is effectively prevented even when a concentrated amount of turmeric pigment is incorporated in a solvent; the turmeric pigment composition also ensures a desirable color-developing property, and is capable of stably adding a deep color with a bright tone, which was never accomplished by a hitherto-known colorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi Miuchi, Masayuki Nishino, Yasushi Sasaki, Takashi Morimoto, Yoshiharu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9980505
    Abstract: A variable pressure device to solubilize carbon dioxide (CO2) in a beverage includes: a carbonation tank, a CO2 inlet valve and a venting valve attached to the tank's top part; a discharge valve attached to the tank's bottom part; a booster pump arranged immediately after the discharge valve; a recycling valve arranged immediately after the booster pump, which is connected to a recycling inlet at the top part of the tank; an outlet between the pump and the recycling valve; a level sensor arranged on the lid of the tank; a CO2 inlet valve attached to a tank side near its top part; a modulating valve arranged after the CO2 inlet valve; a Venturi attached immediately after the modulating valve; a control point arranged between the modulating valve and the Venturi; and a beverage inlet valve into the tank attached immediately after the Venturi, which is formed by a pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CYLZER S.A.
    Inventor: Oscar Lavaque
  • Patent number: 9937195
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an edible energy composition that includes a methylated xanthine, a choline derivative and a flavorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: International IP Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Manoj Bhargava
  • Patent number: 9930906
    Abstract: Provided herein are protein beverages. In particular, provided herein are protein beverages that are thickened, stable, and ready to drink beverages designed for consumption by subjects (e.g., subjects having a need for thickened beverages). In some embodiments, the subjects are subjects having dysphagia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SWALLOW SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Horler, Jacqueline Hind, JoAnne Robbins, Elfi Anggreani, Marcus Brody, Malcond Valladares, Eric James
  • Patent number: 9930900
    Abstract: A coffee cherry is harvested, preferably in a sub-ripe state, and quick-dried to provide a basis for numerous nutritional products. Such coffee cherries and portions thereof may be particularly characterized by their extremely low concentration of mycotoxins, including various aflatoxins, fumonisins, ochratoxins, and/or vomitoxin (DON, deoxynivalenol).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: VDF Futureceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Dusan Miljkovic, Brad Duell, Vukosava Miljkovic
  • Patent number: 9884082
    Abstract: Various compositions and methods are provided to alleviate one or more symptoms associated with hyposalivation and/or xerostomia. Preferred compositions and methods employ one or more plant pulp products and/or a proanthocyanidin at a concentration effective to reduce or eliminate the symptoms. Especially preferred product components are isolated from a fruit and/or seed (e.g., grape, cranberry, blue berry, black berry, etc.), and where a second component is preferably a freeze-dried pulp from a citrus fruit (e.g., lemon, orange, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, mandarin orange, ugli fruit, etc.) not containing peel or juice therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: David A. Hamlin
  • Patent number: 9861569
    Abstract: A method of forming an end product by self-assembly of a first component having a patch of a linker component, such as DNA strands, cadherins, adhesive proteins and nanoparticle linkers. Such emulsions can be used to process personal care products, skin cremes, foods and animal feedstocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jasna Brujic, Lang Feng, Lea-Laetitia Pontani, Paul Chaikin
  • Patent number: 9848625
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for increasing the suppression of hunger and/or increasing the reduction of prospective consumption and/or increasing the reduction of appetite and/or increasing the feeling of satiety and/or reducing non-fat energy uptake in the gastrointestinal tract of a mammal in order to prevent a positive non-fat energy balance, weight gain, overweight and obesity, and to induce a negative non-fat energy balance and weight loss in subjects who wish to reduce their body weight. In particular, feed, food and/or beverages and dietary supplements of the present invention comprises mucilage such as flax seed mucilage and/or one or more active compounds of mucilage useful for increasing the suppression of hunger and/or increasing the reduction of prospective consumption and/or increasing the reduction of appetite and/or increasing the feeling of satiety and/or reducing the digestibility of non-fat energy in the gastrointestinal tract of a mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: University of Copenhagen
    Inventors: Arne Astrup, Inge Tetens, Mette Kristensen
  • Patent number: 9844563
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions, kits, and methods to protect organs by inducing acquired cytoresistance without causing injury to the organ. The compositions, kits, and methods utilize heme proteins, iron and/or vitamin B12 and, optionally, agents that impact heme protein metabolism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER
    Inventors: Richard A. Zager, Ali C M Johnson
  • Patent number: 9796955
    Abstract: This invention describes natural hop products that are stable solutions of alpha-acids, as well as their preparation and their use for post-fermentation addition to beer for the purpose of improving the foam quality, as measured by foam stability and foam cling. Improvements in the stability (both physical and chemical) of the alpha-acids are described by incorporation of iso-alpha-acids and tetrahydroiso-alpha-acids as well as various brewery-acceptable co-solvents. The alpha-acids also improve the physical stability of the reduced iso-alpha-acids, including tetrahydroiso-alpha-acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: S.S. STEINER, INC.
    Inventors: Richard J. H. Wilson, Harald Schwarz, Robert Smith
  • Patent number: 9795247
    Abstract: A machine (1) for preparing a beverage comprises: a mixing unit (10) for receiving a capsule (5) containing a pre-portioned flavoring ingredient; a liquid circuit (20) for circulating a liquid from a liquid reservoir (25) into the mixing unit for mixing said flavoring ingredient and said liquid to form the beverage (6); a beverage outlet (30) for dispensing such beverage upon formation to a beverage dispensing area (35) for supporting a user-cup or a user-mug (100); and a carrying handle (50) for seizing and carrying such machine single-handed. The carrying handle (50), in particular when seized single-handed during such carrying: extends over and above said beverage dispensing area (35); and/or has a seizure surface (51) forming a loop (52) in cross-section around the mixing unit (10) and/or the beverage outlet (30), the seizure surface being seizable by a single human hand (2) over a predominant part of the cross-sectional loop (52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Frederique Huillet, Fabien Ludovic Agon
  • Patent number: 9781941
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stable alcoholic milk and/or soy protein-based drink with a pH ranging from 5.2-6.5 comprising at least one or more milk and/or soy proteins, alcohol and one or more stabilizers. The invention also relates to a method for preparing the drinks, comprising at least one or more milk and/or soy proteins, which method comprises: a) mixing at least a portion of the milk and/or soy proteins and at least a portion of the stabilizers in an aqueous medium to obtain a mixture; b) setting the pH of the mixture to 3.5-4.4; c) homogenizing the mixture obtained in step b) to obtain a homogenate; d) setting the pH of the homogenate to 5.2-6.5; and e) mixing in the alcohol and optionally a residual portion of the milk and/or soy proteins and of the stabilizers during or after one or more of steps a)-d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: FrieslandCampina Nederland Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Henricus Van Dijk, Pauline Elisabeth Antoinette Smulders
  • Patent number: 9750275
    Abstract: Provided is a packaged beverage subjected to heat sterilization, including the following components (A) and (B): (A) 2.5 mass % or more of a protein; and (B) non-polymer catechins, the packaged beverage having: a mass ratio between the component (A) and the component (B), [(B)/(A)], of from 0.02 to 0.1; a viscosity of from 15 to 35 mPa·s; and a pH of 6.3 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Hayakawa, Shun Sakoda
  • Patent number: 9713400
    Abstract: The invention relates to a brewing method including providing a capsule into a brewing module with a brewing liquid injector and a brewed product discharging device, said capsule having a covering surfaces on an extraction side and an injection side, said injector having at least one perforation element for each of the injection and extraction sides; closing a brewing chamber of the brewing module so that the at least one perforation element pierces the injection-side covering surface along a cutting line; introducing under pressure a brewing liquid into the region between the injection-side supporting surface and the injection-side covering surface in such a manner that the pressure of the liquid causes the extraction-side covering surface to be displaced towards the interior of the capsule wherein brewing liquid then enters the capsule; and maintaining said pressure until the brewed product emerges from discharge openings produced in the extraction-side covering surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: QBO COFFEE GMBH
    Inventor: Louis Deuber
  • Patent number: 9687012
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to non-dairy almond based formulae for the preparation of infant or toddler formula or other types of supplemental or functional food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventors: Uriel Kesler, Hamutal Yitzhak
  • Patent number: 9687014
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of improving microbiological stability in a still water-based beverage with respect to undesirable growth of microbiological spoilage such as yeast and/or mould growth during their preparation and/or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Virginie Fohrer, Jacqueline Melo
  • Patent number: 9670441
    Abstract: A method for treating a fluid is provided using a particulate material in the form of a deposited layer having an upstream side and a downstream side wherein a flow of the fluid is directed through the deposited layer from the upstream to the downstream side at a first temperature. The method includes reconditioning the deposited layer and then resuming treatment of the fluid, wherein reconditioning comprises heating the deposited layer to a second temperature; and cooling the deposited layer to a third temperature at an average cooling rate in the range of up to about 20° C./min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: PALL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Zeiler, Ralf Ascher, Roland Müller, Harry Frison
  • Patent number: 9662369
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a casein hydrolysate as an antiherpetic agent. This casein hydrolysate has an application in both the treatment and the prevention of the reactivation of a latent infection by a herpesvirus, and is effective both orally and topically. It also relates to a pharmaceutical composition in the form of cream, gel, ointment or paste for topical administration that contains it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: NTD Labs, S.L.
    Inventors: Guillermo López Zarco, Pere Adell Winkler
  • Patent number: 9616080
    Abstract: An energy composition includes a methylated xanthine, a choline derivative, and at least one flavorant in a sufficient amount to render the energy composition palatable. The energy composition may also include vitamins, amino acids, preservatives, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL IP HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Manoj Bhargava
  • Patent number: 9613098
    Abstract: A recommendation engine for works of literature uses patterns of flow and element similarities for scoring a first user-rated work of literature against one or more recommendation candidate works of literature. Cluster models are created using meta-data modeling the works of literature, the meta-data having literary element categories and instances within each category. Each instance is described by an index value (position in the literature) and significance value (e.g. weight or significance). Cluster finding process(es) invoked for each instance in each category find Similarity Concept clusters and Consistency Trend clusters, which are recorded into the cluster models representing each work of literature. The cluster model can be printed or displayed so that a user can visually understand the ebb and flow of each literary element in the literature, and may be digitally compared to other cluster models of other works of literature for potential recommendation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Scott R. Carrier, Eric Woods
  • Patent number: 9585418
    Abstract: A method of producing a diet carbonated soft drink comprising combining water and a sweetening amount of Rebaudioside D (Reb D) to produce Reb D sweetened water; injecting carbon dioxide into the Reb D sweetened water to produce carbonated Reb D sweetened water; combining the carbonated Reb D sweetened water with unsweetened syrup to form the diet carbonated soft drink. Alternatively, the method comprises combining water and a sweetening amount of Rebaudioside D (Reb D) to produce Reb D sweetened water; combining the Reb D sweetened water with syrup; injecting carbon dioxide into the combined Reb D sweetened water and syrup to produce the diet carbonated soft drink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: PEPSICO, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Lee
  • Patent number: 9566291
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and composition for the treatment and/or prevention of respiratory tract infection and/or respiratory tract infection disease, said method comprising orally administering a composition to a mammal, said composition comprising a galactose containing indigestible oligosaccharide and at least 5 wt. % digestible galactose saccharide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: N.V. Nutricia
    Inventors: Günther Boehm, Laura M'Rabet, Bernd Stahl, Johan Garssen
  • Patent number: 9560872
    Abstract: Rapidly dissolving flavoring composition concentrates are provided. The flavoring concentrate compositions have a flavor, a salt system, an acid, a sweetener, and a solvent present in an amount about 5 to about 30% by weight of the flavoring composition, wherein the flavoring composition is optimized to provide rapid and complete dispersion in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: SOLUBLE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Achilli, Harry H. Topalian, Ken Hersh
  • Patent number: 9522161
    Abstract: An aqueous composition specifically adapted for supporting physical performance. The liquid composition comprises, consists of, or consists essentially of ribose, a saccharide such as glucose or dextrose, coenzyme Q10, ATP, caffeine, and D-pinitol in conjunction with minerals and electrolytes. The orally-consumed liquid composition may be sold as a shelf-stable ready-to-drink liquid, or as a liquid concentrate or in solid form, such as a powder, granulate, or tablet to be added to water or other fluid. The liquid composition physiologically enhances essential energy stores and provides a supply of ingredients which support physiological generation and regeneration of ATP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Advanced Bio Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Mario Ferrante, Chad Kevin Cunningham
  • Patent number: 9480697
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an edible energy composition that includes a methylated xanthine, a choline derivative and a flavorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: International IP Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Manoj Bhargava
  • Patent number: 9446005
    Abstract: Disclosed are nutritional formulations including predigested fats that can be administered to preterm infants, infants, toddlers, and children for improving tolerance, digestion, and absorption of nutrients and for reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis, colic, and short bowel syndrome. The predigested fats include fatty acid-containing monoglycerides and/or a fatty acid component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Chron-Si Lai, Keith A. Garleb, John B. Lasekan, Steven R. Davis, Christopher T. Cordle, Russell J. Merritt