Containing Addition Type Polymer Patents (Class 426/6)
  • Patent number: 10154999
    Abstract: Described herein are gummy compositions and products. In one aspect the gummy compositions include: (I) one or more gelating agents; (II) at least one fruit juice and/or fruit extract; and (III) 0.15-2 wt % caffeine. In a further aspect the invention provides a gummy composition comprising: (I) one or more gelating agents; (II) at least one fruit juice and/or fruit extract; (III) at least one vitamin; and (IV) 0.15-2 wt % caffeine. Also described herein are gummy products composed of the gummy compositions as well as methods of making and using the gummy compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Punch'd Energy Incorporated
    Inventor: John Pinelli
  • Patent number: 10046089
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel bone graft and methods for producing the graft. The bone graft can be used for surgical, plastic and/or cosmetic bone replacement for a patient in need thereof. The bone graft is made of a scaffold or matrix of sheet material having a 3-dimensional pattern of a continuous network of voids and/or indentations for enhancing new bone growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Timothy Ganey
  • Patent number: 9661865
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chewing gum comprising at least one polyethylene (PE) polymer in an amount from about 15% to about 99% by weight of the elastomeric polymer content of said chewing gum, at least one synthetic elastomer chosen from the group of Polyisobutylene (PIB), Butyl Rubber, Polyisoprene and Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) in an amount from about 1% to about 85% by weight of the elastomeric polymer content of said chewing gum and wherein said at least one polyethylene polymer has a molecular weight (Mw) above 25,000 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: MONDELEZ UK HOLDINGS & SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventor: Jesper Neergaard
  • Patent number: 9420827
    Abstract: An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a polymer matrix and one or more flavorants and/or active ingredients embedded in the polymer matrix. The polymer matrix can include a copolymer of ethylene and one or more vinyl monomers or zein. For example, the polymer can be ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer and/or ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer. In some cases, the oral product can include tobacco and/or nicotine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Georgios D. Karles
  • Patent number: 9066528
    Abstract: A method and machine for coating confectionary product cores, whereby a mass of cores for coating is loaded into a chamber of a rotary drum and coated to form a shell on each core; forming the shell including at least one step of spraying the cores with sweet syrup, followed by at least one step of drying the syrup sprayed onto the cores; the drying step being performed by reducing the pressure in the chamber to less than ?0.2 bar, and heating the sprayed cores to a maximum of 35° C. using electromagnetic radiation, preferably microwaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: SOREMARTEC S.A.
    Inventor: Mauro Liberatore
  • Publication number: 20150004281
    Abstract: Low density chewing gums having a density of less than 0.60 g/cc comprise at least 50% polymer and less than 40% bulking agent and filler combined. The low density chewing gum may be produced by mixing the ingredients with supercritical fluid carbon dioxide and cooling the mixture. The mixture may optionally be cut into pieces and coated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Joo H. Song, Donald A Seielstad, Xiaoqun Mo
  • Patent number: 8889200
    Abstract: A chewing gum contains a water-insoluble gum base portion containing a polyolefin thermoplastic elastomer; a water-soluble bulk portion; and at least one flavor component, which is cud-forming and chewable at mouth temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Chungsea Shen, Joo H. Song, Bruno Padovani, David W. Record
  • Publication number: 20140234477
    Abstract: A photo-degradable chewing gum base composition including an elastomer; and a block copolymer of vinyl acetate and methylphenylsilane having a structure of formula (I)— wherein m and p are integers in the range of 1 to 500, and n is an integer in the range of 2 to 100, is disclosed. The block copolymer facilitates environmental degradation of improperly disposed chewing gum cuds. Also described is a method of preparing a photo-degradable chewing gum composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventor: Graham T. Street
  • Publication number: 20140199433
    Abstract: Delayed release in chewing gum of an active ingredient, such as a sweetener or a food acid, is provided by encapsulating solid particles of the active ingredient in a polydiorganosiloxane. The resulting polydiorganosiloxane-encapsulated active ingredient includes a continuous phase with the polydiorganosiloxane and a disperse phase with the solid particles of the active ingredient. When incorporated into a chewing gum, the polydiorganosiloxane-encapsulated active ingredient provides a more delayed release than conventional poly(vinyl acetate)-encapsulated active ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Navroz Boghani, Petros Gebreselassie, Kiran Vyakaranam
  • Publication number: 20140161739
    Abstract: A gum base comprising: a) a hydrophilic precursor component comprising hydrolysable units; and b) a copolymer of a hydrophilic monomer with a second monomer selected from vinyl acetate, isobutylene, isoprene, butyl rubber or styrene butadiene. This chewing gum base contributes to the ability of the chewing gum compositions and chewing gum products to degrade over time after chewing by imparting the chewing gum with increased hydrophilic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Graham T. Street, Lawrence W. Harris
  • Patent number: 8726334
    Abstract: Architecture that provides model-based systems management in virtualized and non-virtualized environments. A security component provides security models which define security requirements for services. A management component applies one or more of the security models during the lifecycle of virtual machines and services. The lifecycle can include initial deployment, expansion, moving servers, monitoring, and reporting. The architecture creates a formal description model of how a virtual machine or a service (composition of multiple virtual machines) is secured. The security requirements information can also be fed back to the general management system which uses this information in its own activities such as to guide the placement of workloads on servers can be security related.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John Neystadt, Yigal Edery, Yan Belinky, Anders B Vinberg, Dennis Scott Batchelder, Shimon Yannay
  • Patent number: 8658200
    Abstract: A chewing gum comprising at least one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) with a core onto which is applied at least one inner polymer film coating and thereafter onto which is applied at least one outer hard coating. A preferred API is nicotine. Flavoring agents may be incorporated in the core, in the at least one inner polymer film coating and/or in the at least one outer hard coating. The gums formed exhibit a long lasting effect of flavoring agent(s) and result in the domination of flavoring agents in the coating(s) over flavoring agent(s) in the core, thereby (a) avoiding problems of chemical or pharmaceutical incompatibility between an API in the core and flavoring agent(s) in the coating(s) and (b) achieving an increased control of the release of the API and of non-active excipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Seema Mody, Gregory Koll
  • Patent number: 8524197
    Abstract: A chewable confectionery dental composition delivering to the mouth a unit dose of a plaque reducing enzyme the composition comprising an enzyme and a non-cariogenic sweetener, the enzyme being incorporated in the composition at a temperature less than about 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Laurence Du-Thumm, Lori H. Szeles, Richard J. Sullivan, James G. Masters, Richard S. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8524295
    Abstract: In some embodiments there is a composition including a thermally stabilized active composition and a high molecular weight polymer. The thermally stabilized active composition is resistance to degradation at higher temperatures such as those used for conducting extrusion with high molecular weight polyvinyl acetate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Navroz Boghani, Petros Gebreselassie
  • Patent number: 8449931
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chewing gum base formulation comprising a biocompatible particulate polymer having an average particle size of from about 200 ?m to about 2000 ?m wherein the polymer fibrillates when subjected to a shear stress such as that encountered during chewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Dubrovsky
  • Publication number: 20130129640
    Abstract: A compressed chewing gum tablet including a chewing gum center, the gum center including a compression of gum base granules and chewing gum additives. The chewing gum additives include sweeteners and flavors. At least a first part of the gum base granules have granules of flavor incorporated gum base and at least a second part of the gum base granules have granules of conventional gum base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Rita Bøge Andersen, Dorthe Schackinger Boesen, Niels Ravn Schmidt, Vibeke Nissen
  • Patent number: 8409638
    Abstract: The invention provides a chewing gum base containing a homogeneous composition in solid form comprising a) from 50 to 90% by weight of polyvinyl acetate and b) from 10 to 50% by weight of vinyl acetate-vinyl laurate copolymer, the weight percentage based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Christian Hoegl, Daniel Maedge, Thomas Wimmer
  • Publication number: 20120321743
    Abstract: A gum base which, when formulated into a chewing gum, provides a gum cud removable from environmental surfaces, contains 40-95 wt. % polyethylene having a weight average molecular weight of 2000 to 23000 daltons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: David R. Phillips, Leslie D. Morgret, Michael Catizone
  • Patent number: 8323683
    Abstract: A chewing gum comprising at least one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) with a core onto which is applied at least one inner polymer film coating and thereafter onto which is applied at least one outer hard coating. A preferred API is nicotine. Flavoring agents may be incorporated in the core, in the at least one inner polymer film coating and/or in the at least one outer hard coating. The gums formed exhibit a long lasting effect of flavoring agent(s) and result in the domination of flavoring agents in the coating(s) over flavoring agent(s) in the core, thereby (a) avoiding problems of chemical or pharmaceutical incompatibility between an API in the core and flavoring agent(s) in the coating(s) and (b) achieving an increased control of the release of the API and of non-active excipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Seema Mody, Gregory Koll
  • Publication number: 20120269924
    Abstract: A chewing gum, when chewed, produces a cud having improved removability from environmental surfaces by virtue of its linear viscoelastic shear rheology. The cud has a specified temperature dependent storage modulus differential (? log G?/?T) at 25° C. and 60° C. Specifically, the cud has a temperature dependent storage modulus differential less than 0.050.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: David Phillips, Leslie D. Morgret, Xiaohu Xia, Chungsea Shen
  • Patent number: 8293295
    Abstract: The invention relates to chewing gum comprising at least two different biodegradable polymers. According to the invention, a chewing gum comprising at least two different biodegradable polymers exhibits an improved texture prior to any adding of for example softeners. It has been realized that the desired chewing gum texture properties, contrary to every expectation and any prior art disclosures, may be actually be obtained when combining biodegradable chewing gum polymers, for example in the gum base or in the final gum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Gumlink A/S
    Inventors: Lone Andersen, Helle Wittorff
  • Patent number: 8287928
    Abstract: The present invention provides gum base compositions and chewing gum compositions having non stick or reduced-stick properties and/or increased degradability. Methods of preparing the gum base and chewing gum compositions, as well as methods of use, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Paul D. Soper, Vesselin Danailov Miladinov, Jose A. Amarista, Ian Smith, Carole Elleman, Mark Taylor, Nigel Kenneth Harry Slater, Mark Edward Eccleston
  • Patent number: 8282971
    Abstract: The present invention provides gum base compositions and chewing gum compositions having non stick or reduced-stick properties and/or increased degradability. Methods of preparing the gum base and chewing gum compositions, as well as methods of use, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Paul D. Soper, Vesselin Danailov Miladinov, Jose A. Amarista, Ian Smith, Carole Elleman, Mark Taylor, Nigel Kenneth Harry Slater, Mark Edward Eccleston
  • Patent number: 8268371
    Abstract: The present invention provides gum base compositions and chewing gum compositions having non stick or reduced-stick properties and/or increased degradability. The compositions include a terpolymer of methylvinyl ether, maleic anhydride and maleic acid, which provide increased degradability. Methods of preparing the gum base and chewing gum compositions, as well as methods of use, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Paul D. Soper, Vesselin Danailov Miladinov, Jose A. Amarista, Ian Smith, Carole Elleman, Mark Taylor, Nigel Kenneth Harry Slater, Mark Edward Eccleston
  • Publication number: 20120231113
    Abstract: The invention provides a chewing gum base containing a homogeneous composition in solid form comprising a) from 50 to 90% by weight of polyvinyl acetate and b) from 10 to 50% by weight of vinyl acetate-vinyl laurate copolymer, the weight percentage based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Christian Hoegl, Daniel Maedge, Thomas Wimmer
  • Patent number: 8263143
    Abstract: The present invention provides gum base compositions and chewing gum compositions having non stick or reduced-stick properties and/or increased degradability. Methods of preparing the gum base and chewing gum compositions, as well as methods of use, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Paul D. Soper, Vesselin Danailov Miladinov, Jose A. Amarista, Ian Smith, Carole Elleman, Mark Taylor, Nigel Kenneth Harry Slater, Mark Edward Eccleston
  • Publication number: 20120171326
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chewing gum base for use in chewing gum compositions wherein the chewing gum base contributes to the ability of the chewing gum compositions to degrade over time after chewing, and also the chewing gum compositions containing the chewing gum base. The chewing gum base comprises a hydrophilic precursor component having a particular molecular weight and/or a particular average particle size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Lawrence William Harris, Gaelle Madeleine Claudette Buffet, Paul D. Soper
  • Patent number: 8029779
    Abstract: Lactobacillus delbrueckii having antifungal activity is provided as novel lactic acid bacteria having antifungal activity. The Lactobacillus delbrueckii is Lactobacillus delbrueckii ANTI MUFFA FERM BP-10663 (FERM P-19705). The Lactobacillus delbrueckii has antifungal activity against mold of genus Penicillium and is excellent in probiotic activity even when used solo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Biobalance Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taku Miyamoto, Yoshio Naito
  • Publication number: 20110151051
    Abstract: A chewing gum includes a polyester having as polyester-forming components in condensed form: (a) a dicarboxylic acid, (b) a diol and (c) a compound having at least three groups capable of ester formation in an amount of from 0.1 to 10.0% by weight, based on the total weight of components (a), (b) and (c). The polyester includes components (a) and (b) in an amount of at least 90% by weight, based on the total weight of the polyester. The chewing gum includes the polyester in an amount of at least 5% by weight of the chewing gum. The chewing gum further includes a sweetening agent and/or a flavoring agent in an amount of 10 to 95% by weight of the chewing gum. The molar ratio between aromatic acids and aliphatic acids of the dicarboxylic acid is between 0 and 1:4.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Jesper Neergaard, Helle Wittorff, Henriette Sie Woldum
  • Patent number: 7955630
    Abstract: In some embodiments there is a composition including a thermally stabilized active composition and a high molecular weight polymer. The thermally stabilized active composition is resistance to degradation at higher temperatures such as those used for conducting extrusion with high molecular weight polyvinyl aceate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Navroz Boghani, Petros Gebreselassie
  • Publication number: 20100303954
    Abstract: A chewing gum contains a water-insoluble gum base portion containing a solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene random copolymer elastomer which is cud-forming and chewable at mouth temperature; a water-soluble bulk portion; and at least one flavor component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Pere Ruiz Donaire, Roser Amposta Estruch, Joo H. Song, Liu Jingping, Xia Xiaohu, Xiangmin Han
  • Patent number: 7833555
    Abstract: The invention relates to chewing gum comprising at least two different biodegradable polymers. According to the invention, a chewing gum comprising at least two different biodegradable polymers exhibits an improved texture prior to any adding of for example softeners. It has been realized that the desired chewing gum texture properties, contrary to every expectation and any prior art disclosures, may actually be obtained when combining biodegradable chewing gum polymers, for example in the gum base or in the final gum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Gumlink A/S
    Inventors: Lone Andersen, Helle Wittorff
  • Patent number: 7820213
    Abstract: The invention provide a gum base composition which has an excellent chewing texture and is disintegratable and biodegradable comprising biodegradable ingredients, including a lactic acid polymer comprising a poly-L-lactic acid polymer and/or other lactic acid polymers having a glass transition temperature higher than 50° C. in an amount of from 5% by weight to 60% by weight, and an emulsifying plasticizer in an amount of from 1% by weight to 20% by weight. The weight average molecular weight of the lactic acid polymer to be used is preferably 50,000 to 200,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Nagaoka & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Sato, Yoshiyuki Nagaoka
  • Publication number: 20100233100
    Abstract: An amphiphilic polymeric material which has a straight or branched chain polymer backbone and a multiplicity of side chains attached to the backbone, wherein the backbone is a copolymer of at least one ethylenically-unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon monomer and maleic anhydride, or is a terpolymer of maleic anhydride, ethylene, and a further ethylenically unsaturated monomer. A method of synthesising said polymeric material is also provided, together with chewing gum bases, compositions and emulsions comprising amphiphilic polymeric materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: REVOLYMER LIMITED
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Castle, Roger B. Pettman, Terence Cosgrove
  • Publication number: 20100215799
    Abstract: Chewing gum base including i. 1 to 99% by weight of a polymeric material which has a straight or branched chain carbon-carbon backbone and a multiplicity of side chains, and is substantially insoluble in water; ii. from 0-6% by weight wax; iii. up to 99% by weight of an elastomeric material different to the polymeric material; and iv. 0 to 20% by weight of an elastomer plasticiser; in which the total amount of polymeric material and elastomeric material is at least 10% by weight of the chewing gum base. A chewing gum composition including this chewing gum base, and methods of manufacture, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: REVOLYMER LIMITED
    Inventors: Terence Cosgrove, Erol A. Hasan, Voss M. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20100209359
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chewing gum composition comprising a chewing gum base, a biologically active ingredient, a polymeric material and one or more sweetening and flavouring agents, wherein the polymeric material is amphiphilic, has a straight or branched chain carbon-carbon backbone and a multiplicity of side chains attached to the backbone. A method of making the chewing gum composition is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: REVOLYMER LIMITED
    Inventors: Beth M Foster, Hongli Yang, Terence Cosgrove, Erol A. Hasan
  • Publication number: 20100159068
    Abstract: The invention relates to a confectionery product comprising a polymer system, flavor and sweetener, at least about 70% by weight of said polymer system comprising polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) and less than 10% by weight of said polymer system comprises polymer having a molecular weight (Mw) of greater than about 50000 g/mol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: GUMLINK A/S
    Inventors: Helle Wittorff, Kirsten Lund
  • Publication number: 20100055232
    Abstract: The present invention provides a degradable chewing gum base, degradable chewing gum, and methods of making a degradable chewing gum base and degradable chewing gum. The degradable chewing gum base includes at least one polymer or oligomer with at least two ionic groups. The polymers and oligomers possess the chewing characteristics and texture traditionally desired in a chewing gum while simultaneously providing materials which, when exposed to environmental conditions, break down to non-toxic molecules readily assimilated by nature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Torbjörn Mathisen, Bjorn Atthoff
  • Publication number: 20100055233
    Abstract: The present invention relates to optimization of flavored polymeric compositions and methods of producing optimized flavored polymeric compositions. More specifically, the invention relates to flavored polymeric compositions comprising “flavor enhancing agents” alone or in combination with other flavorants as well as polymeric articles made from the same, wherein articles made from such polymeric compositions are not intended to be consumed, significantly destructed, masticated or fully or partially dissolved to release flavor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: A. SCHULMAN, INC
    Inventors: Kari L. Macinnis, Tomy Widya
  • Patent number: 7648358
    Abstract: A molten plastic extruded from extruding means 10 is formed into a strand 50 by a die 40, passed through an inner side of a cylindrical guide 60 erected vertically, thereafter, the strand 50 is successively cut uniformly to a constant length by a cutter 90 to form a pellet. A refrigerant for air cooling is circulated at a surrounding of the strand 50 passing through the inner side of the cylindrical guide 60 by cooling means 100 of the strand without being leaked to outside air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Holon Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20090304857
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chewing gum comprising at least one polyethylene (PE) polymer in an amount from about 15% to about 99% by weight of the elastomeric polymer content of said chewing gum, at least one synthetic elastomer chosen from the group of Polyisobutylene (PIB), Butyl Rubber, Polyisoprene and Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) in an amount from about 1% to about 85% by weight of the elastomeric polymer content of said chewing gum and wherein said at least one polyethylene polymer has a molecular weight (Mw) above 25,000 g/mol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: CADBURY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Jesper Neergaard
  • Publication number: 20090238916
    Abstract: Polyvinyl acetate polymers produced by mass polymerization or suspension polymerization are stabilized against blocking by addition of minor amounts of a silicon oxide compound during the pelletization process of mass polymerized polymers and prior to or during fluidized bed drying in the case of suspension polymerized polymers. The free flowing polymers are suitable for use as chewing gum bases, and for other uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: WACKER POLYMER SYSTEMS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: René Gräwe, Marcus Biber, Thomas Wimmer
  • Publication number: 20090232935
    Abstract: The invention relates to new derivatives of 2-methyl-3-furanthiol which are useful as flavoring ingredients to confer meaty, juicy taste to a large variety of edible consumer products, chewing gums and oral care products, without imparting thereto undesirable off-notes typical of prior known furanthiol derivatives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Alain Chaintreau, Christian Starkenmann, Sabine Rochat, Francois Benzi
  • Publication number: 20090226383
    Abstract: The invention relates to chewing gum comprising at least one biodegradable polyester copolymer obtained by the polymerization of two or more cyclic esters by ring-opening, said at least one biodegradable polyester copolymer having a molecular weight of less than 150000 g/mol and said chewing gum further comprising chewing gum ingredients. According to the invention, an improved release of chewing gum ingredients has been obtained when a texture acceptable biodegradable polyester copolymer are applied as a chewing gum polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Gumlink A/S
    Inventors: Lone Andersen, Helle Wittorff
  • Publication number: 20090098242
    Abstract: The invention relates to a confectionery product comprising at least one transparent module (TM) and at least one form stable support module (SM) and where said transparent module comprises gum base. By applying a transparent gum base comprising module, also referred throughout the application as a transparent module (TM), a whole new experience is present for the consumer. In some embodiments the confectionery may act and feel like an ordinary confectionery from the moment it is placed in the mouth but at the same time it gives the consumer an advantageous visual impression prior to placing it in the mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: Gumlink A/S
    Inventor: Vibeke Nissen
  • Publication number: 20090017160
    Abstract: A chewing gum contains a water-insoluble gum base portion containing a polyolefin thermoplastic elastomer; a water-soluble bulk portion; and at least one flavor component, which is cud-forming and chewable at mouth temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: WM. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Chungsea Shen, Joo H. Song, Bruno Padovani, David W. Record
  • Patent number: 7470768
    Abstract: To provide a novel polyhydroxyalkanoate having a reactive functional group in a molecule and a method of producing the same; and a novel polyhydroxyalkanoate having a new function obtained by chemically modifying the polyhydroxyalkanoate having a reactive functional group and a method of producing the same. By utilizing a vinyl group of a polyhydroxyalkanoate containing a unit having the vinyl group at a side chain thereof, a polyhydroxyalkanoate containing units having a carboxyl group, an amide group, and a sulfonic group in a molecule is induced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Kenmoku, Tatsuki Fukui, Chieko Mihara, Ako Kusakari, Tetsuya Yano
  • Publication number: 20080286409
    Abstract: The invention relates to toffee gum comprising a polymer system, and at least 1% by weight of chocolate, said polymer system constituting at least 10% by weight of said toffee gum, at least 70% by weight of said polymer system comprising polyvinyl acetate, said polyvinyl acetate having a glass transition temperature (Tg) in the range of 0 to 60° C., and said chocolate constituting at the most 90% by weight of said toffee gum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Martin Topsoe, Kirsten Lund
  • Publication number: 20080260901
    Abstract: The invention relates to a chewing gum having modified release, said chewing gum comprising at least one resinous polyester polymer in an amount from about 0.1% to about 70% by weight of said chewing gum, and at least one non-polyester elastomer in an amount from about ½% to about 70% by weight of said chewing gum, the amount of natural resins being less than about 2% by weight of said chewing gum and the amount of polyvinyl acetate (PVA) being less than about 14% by weight of said chewing gum. The obtained chewing gum, thus benefits from the advantageous texture properties of e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Helle Wittorff, Jesper Neergaard
  • Publication number: 20080241314
    Abstract: The invention provides homogeneous compositions in solid form comprising a) from 50 to 90% by weight of polyvinyl acetate and b) from 10 to 50% by weight of vinyl acetate-vinyl laurate copolymer, the weight percentages based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: WACKER POLYMER SYSTEMS GMBH & CO., KG
    Inventors: Christian Hoegl, Daniel Maedge, Thomas Wimmer