Plant Material Is Basic Ingredient Other Than Extract, Starch Or Protein Patents (Class 426/615)
  • Patent number: 11419358
    Abstract: An elongate product comprises a filamentous fungus wherein the product has a dimension (A) measured in a first direction and a dimension (B) measured in a second direction, wherein dimension (A) is in the range 2 mm to 15 mm and dimension (B) is in the range 10 mm to 50 mm. The product is frozen mechanically in a relatively short time to produce ice-crystal sizes within the product of less than 20.0 ?m, s. The product has a very long shelf life and when defrosted is found to perform like fresh paste when mixed with other ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: MARLOW FOODS LIMITED
    Inventors: Olumyiwa A. Akintoye, Alexander J. E. Evans
  • Patent number: 11338300
    Abstract: Provided is a cell wall or cell membrane disrupting device whereby cell walls and/or cell membranes of microorganisms, algae and the like contained in organic sludge and the like are disrupted, the device comprising a fixed disc, a rotating disc, a rotating shaft for driving of the rotating disc, a pressure reducing means and a housing, wherein at least one pair of the fixed disc and rotating disc are disposed facing each other, the center section of the fixed disc has a hollow section that is larger than the outer diameter of the rotating shaft passing through the center section, shearing force generated between the rotating disc and the fixed disc is applied to a target fluid having a water content of 89% or higher that has been loaded into the device, and the pressure inside the cell wall or cell membrane disrupting device is reduced to no greater than ?0.08 MPa by the pressure reducing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: NIKKAN TOKUSHU Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kounichi Umeda
  • Patent number: 11317642
    Abstract: In order to manufacture a food product which, with further preparation, can be given a form in which it is ready for immediate consumption, a consumable, at least sushi-like product roll is prepared. The product roll comprises a core with a filling which is enveloped by a casing of a high-carbohydrate composition followed by a barrier layer which covers the casing. The barrier layer is covered with a batter layer and the batter layer is covered with a crumb layer. The thus obtained body is subjected to a freezing step for complete freezing thereof. By way of preparation the frozen product roll, after optionally being defrosted, is heated by being baked or deep-fried until the core is at least no more than just defrosted, while the batter layer with the crumb layer has formed into a crispy outer layer. The product is thus given a directly consumable form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: AJI FOOD B.V.
    Inventor: Jeroen Marinus Antonie Van De Velde
  • Patent number: 11297855
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a preparation method of low-glycemic index slowly digestible starch-based reconstituted instant rice, and belongs to the technical field of food processing. The preparation method is based on high-temperature fluidization technology to carry out non-crystallization treatment on a solid phase broken rice raw material in a short period of time, and then the material is subjected to a one-step reactive extrusion technology combining enzymatic hydrolysis and esterification treatment to prepare the reconstituted instant rice with high content of slowly digestible starch and low glycemic index. The reconstituted instant rice prepared by the one-step molding extrusion technology is suitable for type II diabetes patients to eat, and at the same time increases the added value of agricultural and sideline products, reduces production cost, and improves production efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Jiangnan University
    Inventors: Yaoqi Tian, Canxin Cai, Jinling Zhan, Zhengjun Xie, Zhengyu Jin, Lizhong Qiu
  • Patent number: 11254949
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for modifying the resistance profile of a spinach plant to Peronospora farinosa f. sp. spinaciae, comprising introducing a WOLF allele or a resistance-conferring part thereof into the genome of said spinach plant, or modifying an endogenous WOLF allele in the genome of said spinach plant. The invention further provides a method for selecting a spinach plant comprising a novel WOLF gene that confers resistance to Peronospora farinosa f. sp. spinaciae in a spinach plant and a method for identifying a WOLF allele that confers resistance to one or more pathogenic races of Peronospora farinosa f. sp. spinaciae in a spinach plant and to primers for use in these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventors: Vincent Laurens Adrianus Kock, Johannes Geert Jan Feitsma, Raoul Jacobus Johannes Maria Frijters
  • Patent number: 11234387
    Abstract: A celery cultivar, designated TBG 39, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of celery cultivar TBG 39, to the plants of celery cultivar TBG 39 and to methods for producing a celery plant by crossing the cultivar TBG 39 with itself or another celery cultivar. The invention further relates to methods for producing a celery plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic celery plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to celery cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from celery cultivar TBG 39, to methods for producing other celery cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from celery cultivar TBG 39 and to the celery plants, varieties, and their parts derived from the use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid celery seeds, plants, and plant parts produced by crossing cultivar TBG 39 with another celery cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: A. Duda & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence K. Pierce
  • Patent number: 11234388
    Abstract: A celery cultivar, designated TBG 41, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of celery cultivar TBG 41, to the plants of celery cultivar TBG 41 and to methods for producing a celery plant by crossing the cultivar TBG 41 with itself or another celery cultivar. The invention further relates to methods for producing a celery plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic celery plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to celery cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from celery cultivar TBG 41, to methods for producing other celery cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from celery cultivar TBG 41 and to the celery plants, varieties, and their parts derived from the use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid celery seeds, plants, and plant parts produced by crossing cultivar TBG 41 with another celery cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: A. Duda & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence K. Pierce
  • Patent number: 11202421
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an allele designated alpha-WOLF 8 which confers resistance to at least one Peronospora farinosa f. Sp. spinacea race, wherein the protein encoded by said allele is a CC-NB S-LRR protein that comprises in its amino acid sequence: a) the motif “MAEIGYSVC” (SEQ ID NO: 15) at its N-terminus; and b) the motif “KWMCLR” (SEQ ID NO: 16); and wherein the LRR domain of the protein has in order of increased preference at least 92%, 93%, 94%, 95%, 96%, 97%, 98%, 99%, 100% sequence similarity to SEQ ID NO: 12. When the allele is homozygously present in a spinach plant confers complete resistance to Peronospora farinosa f. Sp. spinacea races pfs:1, pfs:2, pfs:6, pfs:8 and pfs:15, and isolate US1508, and confers intermediate resistance to pfs:5, pfs:10 and pfs:16, and does not confer resistance to pfs:3, pfs:4, pfs:7, pfs:9, pfs:11, pfs:12, pfs:13 and pfs:14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEK B.V.
    Inventors: Vincent Laurens Adrianus Kock, Johannes Geert Jan Feitsma, Raoul Jacobus Johannes Maria Frijters
  • Patent number: 11203766
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an allele designated alpha-WOLF 15 which confers resistance to at least one Peronospora farinosa f. Sp. spinacea race, wherein the protein encoded by said allele is a CC-NBS-LRR protein that comprises in its amino acid sequence: a) the motif “MAEIGYSVC” (SEQ ID NO: 13) at its N-terminus; and b) the motif “KWMCLR” (SEQ ID NO: 14); and wherein the LRR domain of the protein has in order of increased preference at least 92%, 93%, 94%, 95%, 96%, 97%, 98%, 99%, 100% sequence similarity to SEQ ID NO: 10. The allele when homozygously present in a spinach plant confers complete resistance to Peronospora farinosa f. Sp. spinacea races pfs:1, pfs:2, pfs:3, pfs:4 and pfs:5, pfs:6, pfs:8, pfs:9, pfs:11, pfs:12, pfs:13, pfs:14, pfs:15, pfs:16 and isolates UA1014 and US1508, and confers intermediate resistance to pfs:10, and does not confer resistance to pfs:7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventors: Vincent Laurens Adrianus Kock, Raoul Jacobus Johannes Maria Frijters, Johannes Geert Jan Feitsma
  • Patent number: 11185101
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for decreasing inflammation, overcoming addiction to processed sugars and excess carbohydrates, reversing or stabilizing diabetes, and/or reducing body weight or waist circumference in a human being by way of a dietary program. The dietary program involves a participant ingesting either (1) a prescribed formula or (2) a meal, at regular intervals between 2.5 and 4.5 hours throughout the day. The prescribed formula contains (a) between 3 g and 9 g of natural sugar provided by an appropriate serving of fruit or fruit juice, and (b) at least 8 ounces of water. Each meal may have relatively few restrictions, though in some embodiments the meal may contain a cap on the amount and/or type of carbohydrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Patrick Angelo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11185099
    Abstract: An ingredient-containing liquid seasoning packed in a hermetically sealed vessel includes ingredients and a seasoning liquid. The ingredients are swollen in the seasoning liquid, and a size of the swollen ingredients ranges from 3 to 60 mm. The ingredient-containing liquid seasoning includes 20 to 80% by mass of the swollen ingredients on a wet weight basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: MIZKAN HOLDINGS CO., LTD., MIZKAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Mizuno, Konomi Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 11134628
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for unique spinach plants with broad-spectrum resistance to downy mildew and their progeny. Such plants may comprise an introgressed QTL associated with the broad-spectrum resistance to downy mildew. In certain aspects, compositions, including distinct polymorphic molecular markers, and methods for producing, using, identifying, selecting, and the like of plants or germplasm with resistance to downy mildew are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, INC
    Inventors: Bart Willem Brugmans, Eduardo López Fernandez, Rosa I. Weber
  • Patent number: 11071315
    Abstract: This document relates to ground meat replicas, and more particularly to plant-based products that mimic ground meat, including the fibrousness, heterogeneity in texture, beefy flavor, and red-to-brown color transition during cooking of ground meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjani Varadan, Sergey Solomatin, Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Elysia P. Cohn, Ariel Klapholz-Brown, Jennifer Woan-Yi Shiu, Aniket Kale, Jessica Karr, Rachel Fraser
  • Patent number: 10893693
    Abstract: In accordance with aspects of the present invention, provided is an apple peel sweetener that can be used as an ingredient or condiment for food and beverages. The combination of dried apple peel powder and dried apple flesh or other sweetener can serve as a substitute for sugar or artificial sweeteners, as examples. The apple sweetener can provide improved health benefits, including a lower glycemic index when compared to other sweeteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Ross Anapolle
  • Patent number: 10881125
    Abstract: Taurine-containing compositions and methods for producing an extending the release of nutrients or other compounds from an ingested item and for improving assimilation of those nutrients or other compounds by the body during digestion are described. The compositions can be a single food-safe taurine-containing compound or a composition containing two or more food-safe taurine-containing compounds. The taurine-containing composition can include a taurine ester, a taurine salt, a taurine amino alcohol, or a combination of two or more of the foregoing. The compositions can be applied to ingestible items such as foods and nutritional supplements to control the timing of release of nutrients and other compounds during digestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen C. Perry
  • Patent number: 10806165
    Abstract: Ready-to-drink beverages comprise a significant amount of complete protein per 8 fluid-ounce serving, the proteins derived from a plant protein blend comprising a legume protein, a whole grain protein, and a dairy or wheat protein. Other components added include a sweetening component, a flavor component, hydrocolloids, and optionally maltodextrin to produce a ready-to-drink beverage with no visible sedimentation and good taste and mouthfeel. The components are subjected to a high temperature treatment step, followed by a homogenizing step. Formulations provide for source of high quality, complete protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.
    Inventors: Cosmin Beliciu, Douglas Bolster, Jaydeepsinh Chauhan, Shellen Goltz, Alison Kamil, Catalin Moraru, Ricardo Pereyra, Malcond Valladares
  • Patent number: 10563048
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising a plant-derived cellulose particulate material comprising less than 30 wt % extractable glucose; and extractable xylose in an amount of at least 3% of the amount of extractable xylose in the starting plant material, and an agent selected from the group comprising natural ionic polymers or natural non-ionic polymers; synthetic water dispersible polymers, and/or associative thickeners, and its various uses, including as a drilling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CELLUCOMP LIMITED
    Inventors: Eric Whale, David Hepworth
  • Patent number: 10308954
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of double-stranded RNA (ds RNA) mediated gene silencing of root knot nematodes. The invention particularly provides an effective method for reducing the number of reproducing population and the number of progenies per individual of the root knot nematodes. The present invention also relates to host delivered dsRNA for controlling infection of root knot nematodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: ICAR, Department of Biotechnology
    Inventors: Uma Rao, Pradeep Papolu, Nagavara Prasad Gantasala, Divya Kamaraju, Prakash Banakar, Mukesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 10265364
    Abstract: The present application is directed to composition comprising various maca extracts and the use of such compositions for treating certain diseases, disorders, and conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: JDS Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: James R. Komorowski, Sara Perez Ojalvo
  • Patent number: 10227573
    Abstract: The present invention provides for dominant negative mutations of Arabidopsis REDUCING WALL ACETYLATION (RWA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Henrik Vibe Scheller, Dominique Loque, Soe Myat Htwe
  • Patent number: 10183049
    Abstract: The present application is directed to composition comprising various maca extracts and the use of such compositions for treating certain diseases, disorders, and conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NUTRITION 21, LLC
    Inventors: James R. Komorowski, Sara Perez Ojalvo
  • Patent number: 10172380
    Abstract: This document relates to ground meat replicas, and more particularly to plant-based products that mimic ground meat, including the fibrousness, heterogeneity in texture, beefy flavor, and red-to-brown color transition during cooking of ground meat. For example, this document provides meat replicas that include proteins that are selected based upon the temperature at which they gel and/or denature to mimic the behavior and qualities of meat during cooking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjani Varadan, Sergey Solomatin, Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Elysia Cohn, Ariel Klapholz-Brown, Jennifer Woan-Yi Shiu, Aniket Kale, Jessica Karr, Rachel Fraser
  • Patent number: 10149492
    Abstract: The invention generally provides novel no-bake grain products and methods of preparation of the same. Specifically, a no-bake food product with a toasted appearance and flavor and a method of providing a toasted appearance and flavor to a no-bake food product. The no-bake food product includes granola bars, clusters, cereal, instant hot cereal and snacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Linn Johnson, Steven C Robie, Philip K Zietlow
  • Patent number: 10098372
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a composition having whitening and brightening effect and the use thereof, the composition comprising: 1) Osmanthus; 2) Olive; and 3) PUERARIAE LOBATAE RADIX, PLATYCODONIS RADIX, GLYCYRRHIZAE RADIX ET RHIZOMA, SIRAITIAE FRUCTUS and ANGELICAE DAHURICAE RADIX. The composition may be applied to food products. Raw materials used in the composition of the present invention are all common food ingredients and have high safety. Unlike skin whitening products for external use, the composition is eaten as ordinary food, and has the skin whitening and brightening effect all over the body after being eaten. In addition, the composition of the present invention has a natural flower aroma of osmanthus fragrans flower, and a refreshing mouthfeel. The composition has gentle drug properties and is suitable for people with different constitutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INFINITUS (CHINA) COMPANY LTD
    Inventors: Shuo Liu, Xiaoling Wang, Yiting Yang, Yan Zhong, Sheng Chen, Xiaowei Li
  • Patent number: 9993513
    Abstract: A preparation is disclosed, made of, preferably colloidal, oat flour, along with the same for use in the treatment of diseases, further cosmetic methods, comprising the application of the preparation, as well as methods of making the preparation. The preparation is particularly suitable for use in the treatment of irritable or inflammatory conditions, comprising itching, redness, and/or dry or cracked or open or oozing or thickened or inflamed skin or mucous membrane, for external or internal administration, preferably to the skin or mucous membranes, in particular directly at the site of irritated or inflammatory conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CARICOL—DIGESTIVE & IMMUNE HEALTH GMBH
    Inventor: Danette Vanessa Choi
  • Patent number: 9840716
    Abstract: The present invention relates to resveratrol-enriched transgenic rice for biosynthesizing resveratrol at high concentration, in which resveratrol synthase genes are expressibly inserted into the 12th chromosome of natural rice, and seed of rice produced therefrom. Further, the present invention relates to a health functional food composition, an animal feed composition, and a pharmaceutical composition for preventing and improving a metabolic disease, including seed of rice produced from the resveratrol-enriched transgenic rice for biosynthesizing resveratrol, in which resveratrol synthase genes are expressibly inserted into the 12th chromosome of natural rice. The seed of rice produced from resveratrol-enriched transgenic rice into which resveratrol synthase genes are inserted, containing high a concentration of resveratrol of the present invention exhibits remarkably superior effects compared to when the same amount of resveratrol is simply ingested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Republic of Korea (Management: Rural Development Administration)
    Inventors: So Hyeon Baek, Woon Chul Shin, Young Jun Mo, Bo Kyong Kim, Seong Tshool Hong, Sun Yeou Kim, Soon Jong Kweon
  • Patent number: 9738732
    Abstract: The specification provides methods for extracting xyloglucans from fruit, especially from firm fruit such as cranberries, through a sequential extraction procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold L. Mantius, Martin Foster Berry
  • Patent number: 9604223
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for accelerating food product in order to cause the product to be stretched aligning the fibers of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignees: FORMTEC, LLC., SPHERICAL IP, LLC.
    Inventor: James B. Wolff
  • Patent number: 9591860
    Abstract: A preservative composition includes a source of ascorbate or erythorbate ions, or a mixture thereof, a source of calcium ions and one or more food grade sequestrants, wherein the molar ratio of ascorbate or erythorbate ions, or a mixture thereof, to calcium ions is of from 0.5:1 to 1.4:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Orgacure Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Roger Bierwas, Julian Willem Vrolijk, Jan Paul Schirmer
  • Patent number: 9517578
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing biodegradable moldings, in particular tableware and packages, with application of the method of evoking the water vapor pressure inside the mold consists in that loose bran, preferably the wheat bran, of granulation from 0.01 up to 2.80 mm in the amount of 95-100% of weight containing more than 14% of water structurally bound in the form of moisture, if needed, is mixed in the dry form with additional substances in the amount of up to 5% of weight in total, and the measured amount of dry material obtained in that way is placed in one of the parts of multipart mold, then the mold is closed and the mixture is subject to the simultaneous operation of temperature and pressure of the scope 1-10 MPa. The mold is heated up to temperature above 120° C., then the mold is closed, and then is depressurized, thus forming a gap between the edges of the mold not wider than 0.5 mm, and then the mold, if needed, is closed again, and the depressurization cycles are repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: ASTON INVESTMENT SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIANLNOSCIA
    Inventor: Jerzy Wysocki
  • Patent number: 9402363
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spinach plant which may comprise an allele conferring resistance to downy mildew, propagation material of said spinach plant, a cell of said spinach plant, seed of said spinach plant, and to harvested leaves of said spinach plant. The invention further relates to use of a spinach plant in breeding to confer resistance against downy mildew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Geert Jan Feitsma, Vincent Laurens Adrianus Kock
  • Patent number: 9266920
    Abstract: The present invention provides a preparation method of deglycosylated ginsenosides, which uses the supercritical fluid technology to conduct the deglycosylation of ginsenosides extract in supercritical solvent under preset pressure and temperature conditions. Under the same operational conditions, the deglycosylated ginsenosides extract and solvent at supercritical state are input into an adsorption tank at the preset volume flow rate ratio for the adsorption of ginsenosides. Then, the adsorbed ginsenosides are applied with gradient eluent by using the ethanol solution. Finally, the pressure is lowered for the separation and purification of ginsenosides to get the deglycosylated ginsenosides of high concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventors: Zer-Ran Yu, Shuen-An Kang
  • Patent number: 9161561
    Abstract: Method for extracting puree, or juice, from a starting product based on vegetable or animal food comprising a starting treatment step, for example a step of softening the food product obtaining a treated product (101). A deviation step follows (102), during which the treated product is selectively directed towards a cold extraction (110), or towards a hot extraction (200). If the treated product is directed towards a cold extraction, it follows firstly an extraction step (103), in which the treated product at the inlet is separated into a main product comprising the puree, or the juice (103a) and into a waste material (103b). The main product is then subjected to an enzymatic inactivation step which provides quickly heating the treated product up to a determined temperature T (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Alessandro Bertocchi
  • Patent number: 9149064
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for making nanofibrillar cellulose with high absorptivity to fat and cholate. According to the invention, dietary fiber material is activated by steam flash explosion and hydrolyzed sequentially by xylanase, laccase and cellulase. Nanofibrillar cellulose is obtained by subjecting the hydrolyzed fiber to high pressure homogenization. Nanofibrillar cellulose is further modified by octenyl succinic anhydride or glycidyl methacrylate to increase its ability to absorb fat and cholate. The method of the invention is safe, clean and environment-friendly. It avoids using toxic reagents, strong acids and bases in the process of preparing nanofibrillar cellulose, making it safe to be used as dietary products. The nanofibrillar cellulose made by the invented method has an oil absorption rate of 20-35 g/g, a water absorption rate of 20-30 g/g, expansivity of 40-70 mL/g, and sodium deoxycholate absorption rate of 0.01-0.2 mmoL/100 mg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Jiangnan University
    Inventors: Wei Zhao, Jianxue Hu, Ruijin Yang
  • Patent number: 9135592
    Abstract: A device management system is equipped with a storage section, a detecting component, and a calculating component and manages an installation device. The storage section stores operating rules of the installation device. The detecting component detects a violating action of the installation device running counter to the operating rules. The calculating component calculates a violating quantity that quantitatively expresses the violating action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Kumata, Seiji Kawai
  • Patent number: 9102749
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of forming a gel, a gel obtainable by said method, a heat treated native potato protease inhibitor, the use of said protease inhibitor, and a foodstuff comprising said gel or said protease inhibitor. The method comprises the subsequent steps of: providing a solution of native potato protease inhibitor isolate having an isoelectric point of more than 6.0 and a molecular weight of less than 35 kDa; subjecting the native potato protease inhibitor solution to a heat treatment to a temperature of 65-121° C. for at least 10 minutes, or an UHT treatment at temperatures above 121° C., at an ionic strength of less than 60 mM and a pH of less than 4.5 yielding a heat treated native potato protease inhibitor solution; and setting the ionic strength of the native potato protease inhibitor solution to more than 60 mM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: COOPERATIE AVEBE U.A.
    Inventors: Marco Luigi Federico Giuseppin, Wybren Bakker
  • Publication number: 20150147458
    Abstract: Methods and systems for preparing a processed food composition that is sized and shaped to facilitate independent dining are presented. A method, in one embodiment, includes selecting cooked menu items, combining them using a grinder or food processor into a mixture, and then shaping the mixture into a processed food composition that includes one or more substantially graspable sizes and shapes. The cooked menu items selected for mixing may include protein, carbohydrate, and/or vegetable, producing a food composition that is substantially nutritionally balanced. The system may include a food processor, such as a grinder or mixer, and a shaping tool for forming the combined foods into desired shapes and sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Sarah E. Gorham, Debra Stone Morris
  • Publication number: 20150143573
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Brassica juncea ROD1 nucleic acid sequences and proteins and the use thereof to create plants with increased levels of C18:1 and reduced levels of saturated fatty acids in the seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Denolf, Michel Van Thournout, Stephane Bourot
  • Publication number: 20150143576
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 41-188 RZ, which may exhibit a combination of traits including resistance against downy mildew (Bremia lactucae) races Bl:1 to Bl:31 and Ca-I to Ca-VIII, currant-lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) biotype Nr:0, and to corky root rot (Sphingomonas suberifaciens), as well as having solid main veins and narrow base leaves. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 41-188 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 41-188 RZ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Adrianus Martinus Jozef AMMERLAAN
  • Publication number: 20150143572
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of Cucumis melo, in particular to a new variety of melon designated NUN 35007 MEM as well as plants, seeds and melon fruits thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Hasib Humaydan
  • Publication number: 20150135357
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 79-05 RZ, which may exhibit a combination of traits including resistance against downy mildew strains B1:1 to B1:31, CA-I to CA-VIII (Bremia lactucae), currant-lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) biotype Nr:0, and lettuce mosaic virus (LMV), as well as moderately glossy leaves with a medium to dark green leaf color. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 79-05 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 79-05 RZ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Egbert Carolus Johannes SMITS, Clement Michel Bernard MORICE
  • Publication number: 20150135362
    Abstract: The invention provides DNA molecules and constructs, including their nucleotide sequences, useful for modulating gene expression in plants and plant cells. Transgenic plants, plant cells, plant parts, seeds, and commodity products comprising the DNA molecules operably linked to heterologous transcribable polynucleotides are also provided, as are methods of their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Stanislaw Flasinski, Barrett C. Foat, Mohammed Oufattole, Randall W. Shultz, Xiaoping Wei, Wei Wu, Shiaw-Pyng Yang
  • Publication number: 20150135356
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 79-65 RZ, which exhibits a combination of traits including resistance against downy mildew strains B1:1 to B1:31, CA-I to CA-VIII (Bremia lactucae), currant-lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) biotype Nr:0, and lettuce mosaic virus (LMV), as well as having intensely red, deeply incised, three-dimensional leaves, and a medium to small plant size. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 79-65 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 79-65 RZ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Egbert Carolus Johannes Smits, Clément Michel Bernard Morice
  • Publication number: 20150135352
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cultivated plant of the species Solanum lycopersicum comprising a rin allele having one or more mutations, said mutations resulting in production of a mutant rin protein having reduced activity compared to wild type Rin protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Hendrik Willem Vriezen, Franco Vecchio
  • Publication number: 20150132438
    Abstract: Cold and ready to eat vegetable cakes, and with a variety of ingredient combinations are suitable for healthy consumption. The vegetable cakes are soft in texture and high in nutrition. People can save the time and energy of preparing and cooking of the food. Serving size can be a single serving, and a six pack of serving. Vegetable cakes are also created as vegetable egg cakes, vegetable plus salt source cakes, vegetable seafood cakes, vegetable meat cakes, vegetable bubbles, vegetables balls, vegetable patties, and vegetable sausages. They can be served as cold and hot food for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. They can also be used as animal food, baby food, for children with less teeth, for old people, and for sick people. Cold and ready to eat vegetable cakes with ingredients offer the consumers an easy and convenient way to obtain an affordable, nutritious, and delicious meal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Alice Chang
  • Publication number: 20150135363
    Abstract: The present invention discloses gene targets, constructs and methods for the genetic control of plant disease caused by nematodes of the genus Pratylenchus (root lesion nematodes). The present invention relates to achieving a plant protective effect through the identification of target coding sequences and the use of recombinant DNA technologies for post-transcriptionally repressing or inhibiting expression of the target coding sequences in the cells of plant-parasitic nematodes. The disclosed gene targets are conserved and expected to be essential and sensitive to RNAi perturbation in different Pratylenchus species, facilitating genus-wide targeting by RNA interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Brandi Chiapelli, Matt W. Dimmic, Deryck Jeremy Williams, Jennifer Sheppard, John D. Bradley, Carl Diehl, Michelle L. Gasper, Bingli Gao, James P. McCarter
  • Publication number: 20150128303
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for controlling pest infestation using double stranded RNA molecules. The invention provides methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, as well as pesticidal agents and commodity products produced by the inventive plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: DEVGEN NV
    Inventors: Romaan RAEMAEKERS, Pascale FELDMANN, Irene NOOREN, Geert PLAETINCK, Frederic PECQUEUR, Els VAN BLEU, Thierry BOGAERT
  • Publication number: 20150125568
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition consisting of beta-glucan (1,3), (1,4) ?-D Glucan), plant sterols and a hydrocolloid. A natural way to help lower blood serum cholesterol levels to a consumer and or patient with the effective amount of disclosed composition. For use in foods, beverages, dietary supplement products and medical foods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew James
  • Publication number: 20150125588
    Abstract: The invention relates to a corn salad fruit of the species Valerianella locusta, characterised by a fruit width which is smaller than 1.7 mm and/or a length/width ratio of the fruits which is higher than 1.2, and which fruit width and/or length/width ratio are/is determined by a genetic determinant which is as found in, or is obtainable from, fruits of which a representative sample was deposited under accession number NCIMB 42007, or is equivalent to the said genetic determinant in NCIMB 42007.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Jurjen Johannes Berg, Grit Anja Glawe
  • Publication number: 20150121565
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 79-504 RZ, which may exhibit a combination of traits including resistance against downy mildew strains Bl:1 to Bl:31, CA-I to CA-VIII (Bremia lactucae), currant-lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) biotype Nr:0, and lettuce mosaic virus (LMV), as well as an extraordinary high number of substantially equally sized leaves, which leaves are medium green, slightly to moderately blistered, and have a slightly to moderately undulated apical leaf margin, which is shallowly dentate. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 79-504 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 79-504 RZ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Cornelis Marinus Moor, Hubertus Joseph Wilhelmus Crins