Dormant Ferment Containing Product, Or Live Microorganism Containing Product Or Ongoing Fermenting Product, Process Of Preparation Or Treatment Thereof Patents (Class 426/61)
  • Patent number: 11413317
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising Lactobacillus plantarum 2830 (ECGC 13110402), or mutant strain or strains thereof, for use in the treatment or prevention of hypertension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Probiotix Health Limited
    Inventor: Stephen Patrick O'Hara
  • Patent number: 11382341
    Abstract: A process prepares a beverage or beverage component. The process includes an enzymatic treatment of brewer's spent grain including addition of one or a combination of enzymes with alpha-amylase, gluco-amylase, cellulase, xylanase, protease and/or beta-glucanase activity and fermentation by a strain of lactic acid bacteria. The combination of enzymes and enzymatic treatment conditions is such that the lactic acid bacteria produce 4.5 g/L lactic acid and metabolise sugar such that the resulting fermented broth contains less than 2.5% w/w and preferably less than 0.5% w/w residual sugar or the lactic acid bacteria produce 4.5 g/L lactic acid and metabolise sugar such that the resulting fermented broth contains at least 2.5% w/w residual sugar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A.
    Inventors: Jorge Gil-Martinez, Elke Arendt
  • Patent number: 11382345
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a selenium-enriched wheat whole bud seedling juice drink and a preparation method thereof. The selenium-enriched wheat whole-seedling juice drink comprises the following raw materials in parts by weight: 60-120 parts of selenium-enriched wheat whole bud seedlings, 0-50 parts of selenium-enriched wheat seedling leaves, 250-1000 parts of mineral water, and 5-15 parts of fresh ginger slices, wherein the selenium content of the selenium-enriched wheat whole bud seedlings is 0.15-0.25 mg/kg; and the selenium content of the selenium-enriched wheat whole bud seedling juice drink is 0.01-0.05 mg/L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Guiqin Zhang, Zhentong Xu, Ruxin Leng, Kaiping Qiu, Jinchen Liu
  • Patent number: 11352602
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for making microalgal strains with improved properties relative to the strains from which they are derived. In illustrative embodiments, the methods are performed to produce microalgal strains adapted for use in the industrial production of microalgae-derived biomass products, including but not limited to triglycerides and fatty acids. Also provided are microalgal strains, which can be obtained using the methods described herein, as wells microalgal-derived biomass products, which can be produced from such microalgal strains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Corbion Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Janice Lau Wee, Dawei Yuan, Wenhua Lu, Rika Regentin, Jeffrey Villari
  • Patent number: 11324247
    Abstract: A milk food product is provided that when mixed with baby food and given regularly to a baby will reduce the likelihood of the baby developing a food allergy. The milk food product is produced by taking milk and mixing or whipping the milk with other ingredients such as rice, tapioca, wheat, corn, nut flours, soy flour, or bean flour. The resulting batter is then baked in order to produce a cake-like product. The resulting cake is then dried in order to remove substantially all moisture. The dried cake is then ground or milled into a powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: LIL MIXINS, LLC
    Inventors: Meenal Lele, Kriti Seghal
  • Patent number: 11317640
    Abstract: A fruit snack with probiotics that is stable at room temperature is manufactured by combining various ingredients including fruit juices/purees to produce a slurry and cooking the slurry to produce a center that contains a high moisture content. The fruit snack center is covered with a barrier layer which in turn is covered by an outer layer that contains heat sensitive ingredients, such as probiotic cultures. The barrier layer substantially prevents migration of moisture from the center to the outer layer, and the fruit snack is cooled prior to applying the outer layer to minimize damage/harm to the heat sensitive ingredients. In addition to including probiotic cultures and being stable at room temperature, the fruit snack has other desirable characteristics including a chewy soft texture and fruit-flavorings, and may be manufactured using traditional processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: PROMOTION IN MOTION, INC
    Inventor: Basant K. Dwivedi
  • Patent number: 11317631
    Abstract: Provided is a particular form of natamycin that shows improved properties as a fungicide for use in agricultural applications. A preferred natamycin composition comprises a structuring agent and a surfactant. Said natamycin composition further comprises cellular matter from a natamycin-producing organism. The natamycin in a natamycin composition preferably has a surface area of less than 6 m2/g, and an average particle size of less than 6 micrometer. The invention further relates to methods, comprising contacting a plant or part thereof, a fungus, a fruit, a crop, a seed, and/or a soil with a natamycin composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Arec Crop Protection B.V.
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Maria van der Krieken, Kieran P. Furlong
  • Patent number: 11311033
    Abstract: Provided herein are fermented beverages comprising symbiotic microbial communities, and methods of production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Imvela Corp.
    Inventors: Ravi Sheth, Kendall Dabaghi, Felix Ekness, Miriam Shiffman
  • Patent number: 11298382
    Abstract: A Bifidobacterium lactis BL-99 strain capable of enhancing immunity and the use thereof, which belongs to the technical field of microorganisms, is described. The Bifidobacterium lactis BL-99 provided by the present invention is deposited in China General Microbiological Culture Collection Center CGMCC on Apr. 26, 2018 with the deposit number CGMCC No. 15650. The bacteria have gastric acid resistance and intestinal fluid resistance, can significantly promote the growth of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus, significantly increase antibody-producing cells and half hemolysis value HC50, activate NK cell activity, and can be used to prepare foods for immunity enhancement. It also has the effects in preventing osteoporosis, increasing blood calcium and/or phosphorus ions, which has a wide range of application prospects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Hsien Liu, Wen Zhao, Wei-Lian Hung, Ting Sun, Ignatius Man-Yau Szeto, Haotian Feng, Philip Andrew Wescombe, Haoqiu Li
  • Patent number: 11260084
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates to feed additive formulations for monogastric animal feed. Particularly, the disclosed formulations comprise an isolated xylanase enzyme and a B. licheniformis strain PWD-1. The feed additive formulations may further include B. amyloliquefaciens strain Ba-BPD1. The disclosed formulations are useful for addition to feeds for monogastric animals to synergistically improve the performance of the animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: BioResource International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeng-Jie Wang, Giles Shih
  • Patent number: 11219233
    Abstract: A method of making a food flavoring product is described including adding a plant material to a water-oil carrier, forming a homogenous mixture of said plant material and water-oil carrier, placing the homogeneous mixture into a package, and subjecting the package to freeze-thaw cycling to separate the water and oil carriers containing said plant material into separate components. This results in a composition separated into individual water and oil components with enhanced color and flavor characteristics when dispensed from the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: MCCORMICK & COMPANY, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yurely Jimenez Angulo, Andrew Jesse Cartwright, Debra Joy Adele Clement
  • Patent number: 11206858
    Abstract: Provided is a separated liquid seasoning in which deterioration of taste and flavor with the storage is suppressed. A separated liquid seasoning comprising the following components (A), (B), and (C) blended therein: (A) ?3 fatty acids derived from a fat or oil, in an amount of from 3 to 20% by mass; (B) rosmarinic acid; and (C) reduced glutathione, wherein (D) a phospholipid is blended in an amount of 40 ppm or less in the emulsified liquid seasoning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Ise, Tomoya Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 11197901
    Abstract: The present invention provides an active substance of Lactic Acid Bacteria, a composition comprising thereof and its use for promoting longevity, especially for increasing Cisd2 gene expression, reducing mitochondrial damage and delaying aging conditions such as nerve degeneration and sarcopenia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: GRAPE KING BIO LTD.
    Inventors: Chin-Chu Chen, Yen-Lien Chen, Shin-Wei Lin, Yen-Po Chen, Ci-Sian Wang, Yu-Hsin Hou, Yang-Tzu Shih, Ching-Wen Lin, Ya-Jyun Chen, Jia-Lin Jiang
  • Patent number: 11091734
    Abstract: Provided herein is a composition comprising: a) about 25% up to about 75% of a plasmolysed micro-organism by weight of the total weight of the composition; b) about at least greater than 20% up to about 60% by weight flavor or fragrance, of the total weight of the composition c) about 1% up to about 25% desiccant; d) about 4% up to about <10% water; wherein the mean particle size distribution by weight of the composition is about greater than 100 micrometer up to about 1 millimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventors: Fei Zhang, Pierre-Etienne Bouquerand, Anita Gaudin
  • Patent number: 11078127
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method of making a mineral product. The method includes contacting a carboxylic acid and an inorganic mineral compound sufficient to form a solution, reacting the solution over a period of time sufficient to provide a mineral chelated compound, transferring the mineral chelated compound to one or more molds prior to the compound substantially solidifying and reducing the size of the mineral chelated compound sufficient to provide a rapidly soluble mineral chelated product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: RALCO NUTRITION, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Jon Knochenmus, Jon Kent Knochenmus, Richard Dale Lamb, Myrra Arlene Lamb
  • Patent number: 10947571
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing lactic acid in a recombinant yeast cell culture using glucose as carbon source comprising a first, seed fermentation stage to produce biomass wherein the yeast is cultivated in a culture medium at a pH of 5 to 7, followed by a second, a production fermentation stage with biomass from the seed fermentation to produce lactic acid, wherein the yeast is cultivated in a culture medium at low p H using a yeast strain that is engineered to have lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity and optionally has decreased or knocked-out pyruvate decarboxylase (PDC) activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SYCONIUM LACTIC ACID GMBH
    Inventors: Magnus Ask, Rakesh Koppram, Diethard Mattanovich, Michael Sauer
  • Patent number: 10835562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for alcohol or acetaldehyde degradation, which comprises probiotics. The composition of the present invention has a significant synergistic effect on the degradation of alcohol or acetaldehyde, when the probiotics are administered alone or in combination or the composition further comprises excipients. In addition, the composition according to the present invention may effectively degrade alcohol and acetaldehyde, thereby not only treating or preventing alcohol-induced diseases, but also effectively relieving hangovers caused by excessive drinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CELL BIOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Myung Jun Chung
  • Patent number: 10765131
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fermentation processes. The objective of the invention was to provide methods for producing nisin containing ferments and formulating such ferments into preservatives. It was in particular an object of the present invention to provide improved processes for producing nisin containing ferments by simple and efficient (batch) culturing and allowing for simple down-stream processing either into a liquid, semi-liquid or a dry powder product, having sufficient nisin content and stability, good handling properties and satisfactory organoleptic properties. Such processes are provided, as well as the products that can be obtained with it and their use as food preservative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PURAC BIOCHEM B.V.
    Inventors: Brenda Marja Dierdorp-Andreae, Jasper Meijer, Scott Allan McElmury, Johannes Cornelius Adrianus Blonk, Lansen Court Morehouse
  • Patent number: 10765121
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bread dough, and a bread obtained by baking the dough, where the dough includes: one or more fructans having two or more fructosyl moieties linked by a beta(2,1) bond, one or more inulinases (EC 3.2.1.7 and EC 3.2.1.80), and one or more invertases (3.2.1.26), the bread dough having a total added sugar content of 0-5 wt. %, based on dry weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Mauri Technology B.V.
    Inventors: Pedro Branco, Maarten van Oort, Damien Wach
  • Patent number: 10750771
    Abstract: Disclosed is a food supplement including at least the amino acids leucine, isoleucine, valine, threonine and lysine and Chromium. Also disclosed are food compositions including the food supplement as well as uses of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INNOVAFOOD AB
    Inventors: Rickard Oste, Elin Ostman, Inger Bjorck
  • Patent number: 10745730
    Abstract: The present invention describes host cells for reliable, high yield recombinant protein production, including unstable proteins. The present host cell (e.g., a bacterial cell) is deficient in at least one protease (or a subunit of a protease) such as Clp or ClpP. The host cell may also contain an expression vector that encodes a protein or polypeptide for overexpression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University of the City of New York
    Inventor: Maxwell Gottesman
  • Patent number: 10681924
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fermentation processes. The objective of the invention was to provide methods for producing ferments and formulating such ferments into preservatives. It was in particular an object of the present invention to provide improved processes for producing lactic acid containing ferments by simple and efficient (batch) culturing and allowing for simple down-stream processing either into a liquid, semi-liquid or a dry powder product, having sufficient stability, good handling properties and satisfactory organoleptic properties. Such processes are provided, as well as the products that can be obtained with it and their use as food preservative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PURAC BIOCHEM B.V.
    Inventors: Brenda Marja Dierdorp-Andreae, Jasper Meijer, Scott Allan McElmury, Johannes Cornelius Adrianus Blonk, Lansen Court Morehouse
  • Patent number: 10653630
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates to a composition and method of using the composition for oral delivery of a bioactive agent to a subject. More particularly, the presently disclosed subject matter relates to a composition comprising an effective amount of at least one bioacitve agent layered over a substrate and a method of reducing zoonotic infectious disease by administering the composition to a subject. The presently disclosed subject matter further relates to a method of preparing the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: US Biologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Steven Zatechka, Mason Kauffman, Chris Przybyszewski
  • Patent number: 10602754
    Abstract: A fruit snack with probiotics that is stable at room temperature is manufactured by combining various ingredients including fruit juices/purees to produce a slurry and cooking the slurry to produce a center that contains a high moisture content. The fruit snack center is covered with a barrier layer which in turn is covered by an outer layer that contains heat sensitive ingredients, such as probiotic cultures. The barrier layer substantially prevents migration of moisture from the center to the outer layer, and the fruit snack is cooled prior to applying the outer layer to minimize damage/harm to the heat sensitive ingredients. In addition to including probiotic cultures and being stable at room temperature, the fruit snack has other desirable characteristics including a chewy soft texture and fruit-flavorings, and may be manufactured using traditional processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: THE PROMOTION IN MOTION COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventor: Basant K. Dwivedi
  • Patent number: 10448652
    Abstract: A food product and method for producing is provided. The food product comprising a biscuit part and a filling part, the filling part including a water-based filling and an anhydrous filling with live lactic cultures. The water-based filling and the anhydrous filling are distinct. The anhydrous filling has a lactic ferment cell count per gram of the anhydrous filling of at least 105 cfu/g, preferably 106 cfu/g, more preferably 107 cfu/g, the food product presenting a decay rate of the lactic cultures of at most 0.25 log10 per month.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Generale Biscuit
    Inventors: Pierre Aymard, Lenka Gruntoradova
  • Patent number: 10441615
    Abstract: Provided is a method for preparing a fresh Chlorella drink by sterile culturing and freezing and then rapidly raising the temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Ting-Jung Lin, Mei-Hua Huang
  • Patent number: 10434127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of Lactobacillus rhamnosus in combination with Bifidobacterium longum to manufacture a formulation to increase male fertility in a subject. In particular, said strains are the strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus CECT 8361 and Bifidobacterium longum CECT 7347. Additionally, the formulation comprising the said strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus CECT 8361 and Bifidobacterium longum CECT 7347 is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSIDAD DE LEÓN, Biopolis, S.L.
    Inventors: Vanesa Robles Rodríguez, David García Valcarce, Daniel Ramón Vidal, Salvador Genovés Martínez, Patricia Martorell Guerola, Ma Empar Chenoll Cuadros
  • Patent number: 10377646
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing electrolyzed water composition for use in cleaning and disinfecting of an object. The method comprises preparing an electrolyte solution comprising water, at least one carbonate salt selected from: alkali metal carbonate salts, and at least one chloride salt selected from: alkali metal chloride salts and/or alkali earth metal chloride salts. The method further comprises introducing the aqueous electrolyte solution into an electrolytic cell comprising a plurality of boron-doped diamond electrodes. The method further comprises operating a power supply to apply a predetermined voltage to the electrolyte solution to produce an electrolyzed water composition comprising a plurality of active molecular and ionic species with antimicrobial activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ozo Innovations LTD
    Inventor: Stephen Philip Gardner
  • Patent number: 10351814
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for fermentative production, on an industrial scale, of lipid-rich biomass of microalgae of the Chlorella genus having acceptable sensory properties, characterized in that the dissolved oxygen availability in the fermenter is controlled by tracking the respiratory quotient of said microalgae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CORBION BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Sylvain Delaroche, Marie Le Ruyet, Laurent Segueilha, Heike Jerosch, Amandine Druon
  • Patent number: 10327460
    Abstract: Liquid beverage concentrates are provided that can be cold filled during packaging while maintaining shelf stability for at least one year at ambient conditions. The concentrates are provided containing very low levels of added acid without buffers and with polyols to increase shelf life to at least one year.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Ackilli, Harry Topalian
  • Patent number: 10321692
    Abstract: Provided is Lactobacillus brevis SPC-SNU 70-2 (KCTC 12777BP) which is novel natural Korean lactic acid bacteria isolated from traditional Korean nuruk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SPC CO., LTD
    Inventors: ChungKil Park, CheonYong Lee, SangMin Shim, MoonYoung Jung, SeongBong Song, ByeongCheol Kim, JinHo Seo, NamSoo Han, SungJong Hong
  • Patent number: 10245293
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods of treating anal gland disease in subjects. In particular, the disclosure provides supplement compositions useful for treatment of anal gland disease. Such compositions comprise a probiotic, a fiber source, and an anti-inflammatory agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Vetnique Labs LLC
    Inventor: Jamy A. Bascharon
  • Patent number: 10206409
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a freeze-dried, aerated dairy or dairy-substitute composition comprising a dairy or dairy-substitute ingredient and an emulsifier and methods of using and making thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S. A.
    Inventors: Scott Peterson, Frank Welch, Thomas Burkholder, Norman Jager, Giovanna Aleman
  • Patent number: 10149483
    Abstract: A ready-to-bake batter and method for manufacture are provided. The method includes the steps of: combining cream cheese, cream, sweetener, and eggs to form a mixture; heating the mixture to at least 140° F. to create a heated mixture; injecting an inert gas into the heated mixture; aerating the heated mixture; and cooling the heated mixture to form a batter. The batter is stable when stored for over 120 days such that when baked, the batter provides a cake similar to a fresh made-from-scratch cake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventor: Eleanore Brophy Eckstrom
  • Patent number: 10085471
    Abstract: To provide a processed egg capable of making a puffed egg product which has good restorability when restored with hot water wherein said puffed egg product is characterized in that the whole egg powder has a total free amino acids content of 500 mg/100 g or more. There is also provided a whole egg powder which is suitable to be puffed, characterized in that the whole egg powder has a free methionine content of 10 mg/100 g or more. There is further provided a whole egg powder which is suitable to be puffed, characterized in that the whole egg powder has a free lysine content of 40 mg/100 g or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio Hirano, Seiko Tamura
  • Patent number: 9980950
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the early prevention of overweight, obesity, excessive fat accumulation and/or associated metabolic disorders in infants or children. For example, the present invention relates to the prevention of overweight, obesity, excessive fat accumulation and/or associated metabolic disorders in infants or children through appropriate nutrition for women desiring to get pregnant and/or during pregnancy and/or lactation. Embodiments of the present invention relate to the Vitamin B6 for use in the prevention of overweight, obesity, excessive fat accumulation and/or associated metabolic disorders in the offspring, wherein the vitamin B6 is administered to women desiring to get pregnant and/or to the mother during pregnancy and/or lactation and to maternal food compositions that can be used for this purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Cyrus Cooper, Peter David Gluckman, Keith Malcolm Godfrey, Catherine Mace, Irma Silva Zolezzi
  • Patent number: 9937212
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of probiotics, and in particular to preventing and/or treating inflammatory and infectious disorders, for example by boosting the endogenous antimicrobial defences. One embodiment of the present invention is a composition comprising a combination of L. johnsonii (La1, NCC 533, deposit number CNCM I-1225) and Bifidobacterium longum NCC2705 (deposit number CNCM I-2618). This composition may be used in the treatment or prevention of disorders related to the immune system including infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Valerie Petit, Clara Lucia Garcia-Rodenas, Monique Julita
  • Patent number: 9894917
    Abstract: The present teachings provide modified enzymes, preferably phytases, which have increased stability, hypothesized to arise from increased glycosylation. The enzymes can be modified to introduce or increase the number of glycosylation sites in the amino acid sequence, or glycosylation can be increased by the use of specific host production methods, or both. The enzymes of the present teachings have an increased stability after treatment at elevated temperature, which can be measured by inactivity reversibility or percent recovery following a treatment such as heating. The enzymes of the present teachings find application for example in food, feed, and feed pelleting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: DANISCO US INC
    Inventors: Mark S. Gebert, Sang-Kyu Lee, Mariliz Johnson, Michael Ward
  • Patent number: 9816116
    Abstract: The invention concerns a strain of Schizochytrium mangrovei, filed on 22 Nov. 2012 with the CNCM as number I-4702, having the ability to produce a high quantity of docosahexaenoic acid (or DHA) and palmitic acid, the methods for producing the corresponding biomass containing said lipid compounds of interest, and the biomass containing the products and compositions prepared from this strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Roquette Freres
    Inventors: Serge Comini, Bernard Pora
  • Patent number: 9808027
    Abstract: Methods for promoting health or wellness, regulating food intake, and increasing nitrogen retention in an adult animal by feeding the animal a food containing lysine in an amount of at least about 3% by weight of total protein. Also, kits containing lysine and a food suitable for consumption in separate packages and instructions for how to combine the lysine and food are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Ryan Michael Yamka, Kim Gene Freisen, William David Schoenherr
  • Patent number: 9783836
    Abstract: The invention features plant acyl-ACP thioesterase genes of the FatB class and proteins encoded by these genes. The genes are useful for constructing recombinant host cells having altered fatty acid profiles. Oleaginous microalga host cells with the new genes or previously identified FatB genes are disclosed. The microalgae cells produce triglycerides with useful fatty acid profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: TERRAVIA HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: George N. Rudenko, Jason Casolari, Scott Franklin
  • Patent number: 9763988
    Abstract: A nano-sized Lactobacillus plantarum (L. plantarum) nF1 strain isolated from kimchi and which has a particle size distribution of 0.5 to 1.0 ?m. Pharmaceutical compositions and functional food compositions comprising the nano-sized L. plantarum nF1 strain may be used to prevent and treat colorectal diseases including colitis and colorectal cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BIOGENICS KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyunung Kim
  • Patent number: 9695455
    Abstract: A method of producing protein nanoparticles from waste chicken feathers by enzymatic hydrolysis followed by ultrasonic treatment is disclosed. The process includes pretreatment of the chicken feathers. Then feather fibers are hydrolyzed enzymatically. The effects of enzyme concentration, hydrolysis time, and substrate concentration on particle mean size are analyzed to optimize the best condition in order to attain the smallest particles by a Box-Behnken Design. A minimum particle size is obtained by using 5 g/l feather and 3.6% enzyme with a hydrolysis time of 243 h. The hydrolyzed particles are then subjected to ultrasonic treatment to produce nanoparticles. The produced protein particles have high potential to be used in nanocomposites and adsorbents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventors: Niloofar Eslahi, Fatemeh Dadashian, Nahid Hemmatinejad
  • Patent number: 9629388
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel strains of Propionibacterium as well as preparations and compositions, such as fermentation broths, protective cultures, final food or feed product with Propionibacterium alone or in combination with bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus. The present invention further relates to methods for the controlling of growth of a contaminant, such as a bacteria, yeast or mold by using these novel strains of Propionibacterium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: DUPONT NUTRITION BIOSCIENCES APS
    Inventors: Connie Benfeldt, Heike Ursula Morgenstern
  • Patent number: 9539205
    Abstract: The invention relates to an orally administrable chewable composition in unit dosage form comprising an oil-in-water emulsion in which the aqueous phase is gelled and in which the oil phase comprises a physiologically tolerable unsaturated fatty acid ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: AYANDA GROUP AS
    Inventors: Ingvild Haug, Kurt Ingar Draget
  • Patent number: 9480276
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a probiotic delivery system that can be consumed as a snack-food or added to a food product. In particular, the disclosure describes a crisp and tasty treat that comprises viable probiotic microorganisms preserved in a vacuum dried matrix of sugars, proteins, and polysaccharides. The probiotic remain viable within the treat for a longer time without the need for additional moisture barrier coating. The probiotic also remain viable in the animal gastrointestinal tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Advanced Bionutrition Corporation
    Inventors: Moti Harel, Alicia Bennett
  • Patent number: 9476084
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods for enumeration of microorganisms within a freeze-dried powder suspected of containing Lactobacilli or Bifidobacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: MAK WOOD, INC.
    Inventors: Mark A. Brudnak, Eric J. Baer
  • Patent number: 9439445
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of L. casei ssp. paracasei for imparting antifungal properties to a fermented dairy product, and particularly for inhibiting the growth of molds of the Ascomycetes class in said product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Compagnie Gervais Danone
    Inventors: Louise Perrier, Catherine Loysance-Paroux, Yves Tirilly, Benoit Fuhrmann
  • Patent number: 9420809
    Abstract: Methods and systems for customized pet food are described. Generally, the systems and methods comprises obtaining a pet profile information from a user, which includes at least one of a species, an activity level, a medical history, a breed, a gender, a breeding status, a feeding method, an age, a spayed/neutered status, a snack schedule, a biological sample, a body condition, a dental health, a coat information, a digestive health information and a weight of the pet. The methods and systems may also comprise obtaining a second pet profile information from a user, related to a preference regarding an ingredient, a food form, a flavor, a protein source, a shape and a texture. The methods and systems also may include correlating the first pet profile information and second pet profile information to a stored nutritional information to determine a pre-made pet blend based.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec SA
    Inventors: Mark A Donavon, Mark A Roos, Brian Lester
  • Patent number: 9289008
    Abstract: A Pediococcus acidilactici strain that is viable at temperatures above 65° C., is able to grow in aerobic and anaerobic conditions, and in a pH range between 1 and 6.2 and a consumable food product containing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Imaglin Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jhy-Jhu Lin, Susheel Bhanu Busi