Nutritional Or Dietetic Supplement, Including Table Salt Patents (Class 426/648)
  • Patent number: 10227551
    Abstract: Methods for using sulfur-containing compounds comprising short chain aliphatic ester or amide moieties as solvents and compositions comprising these compounds are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Novus International, Inc.
    Inventors: Graciela B. Arhancet, Scott A. Long
  • Patent number: 10189778
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of methionine a-hydroxy analogue and derivatives thereof comprising contacting one or more sugars or derivatives thereof with a metallo-silicate composition in the presence of a compound comprising sulphur and a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Haldor Topsoe A/S
    Inventors: Irantzu Sadaba Zubiri, Esben Taarning, Despina Tzoulaki
  • Patent number: 9968123
    Abstract: A nutritional supplement powder and method of supplementing the nutritional value of a food or beverage is provided. The nutritional supplement powder includes a protein system, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The protein system has a water solubility of at least about 70% at room temperature. The nutritional supplement powder is essentially free of divalent ions of copper, iron, and zinc, and is also essentially free of vitamin C. When added to a food or beverage, the nutritional supplement powder does not substantially change the organoleptic properties of the food or beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Rockendra Gupta, Gaurav Patel, Normanella Dewille
  • Patent number: 9730462
    Abstract: Nutritional compositions for general stress reduction and recovery from stress containing certain amounts of five key ingredients: creatine, freeze-dried (“instant”) black tea, L-carnitine, lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) essential oil, and passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) essential oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: John C. Gilkey, Cynthia Dowdall, Elton Clark
  • Patent number: 9591869
    Abstract: A consumption-regulated feed block for controlled consumption of animal feed, comprises a mass of controlled feed material, the consumption of which is to be controlled, in compressed block, chemical block or hybrid block form; and an intake control matrix of low moisture block material positioned in the controlled feed material and forming consumption control pockets to regulate consumption of the controlled feed material by requiring an animal to consume by licking portions of low moisture block material in order to consume controlled feed material in an adjacent consumption control pocket. Methods of making such a block are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ridley USA Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Dhuyvetter, Chunjiang Fu, Mark Allen Robbins
  • Patent number: 9375451
    Abstract: A nutritional supplement composition for treating nutritional deficiencies caused by a medical condition in subjects is disclosed. The present application further discloses a method of using a nutritional supplements composition for treating a subject with complications resulting from sickle cell anemia. The method comprises administering to a subject an effective amount of the nutritional supplement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: NUTRIGLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jacqueline M. Hibbert, Jonathan K. Stiles, Kayellen Umeakunne, Hyacinth I. Hyacinth
  • Patent number: 9284294
    Abstract: The invention relates to functionalized polymers including homopolymers and copolymers and their uses in industrial applications and in agricultural applications. In particular, the homopolymers and copolymers may be, for example, used in polymer blends, used as nutritives and in feed compositions, and used in combination with a pharmaceutical or nutritive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Novus International, Inc.
    Inventors: Graciela B. Arhancet, Matthew Mahoney, Xiaojun Wang, Rangarani Karnati
  • Publication number: 20150143555
    Abstract: This invention is directed to the composition, method of production, aid rrse of improved edible fish, crustacean, or mollusk products enriched with one or more components that provide health benefits to humans or other animals consuming the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: ADVANCED BIONUTRITION CORPORATION
    Inventors: David J. KYLE, Moti HAREL, John PIECHOCKI
  • Publication number: 20150140084
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to acid resistant banding solutions for two piece hard capsules, and methods of making the same. The present disclosure also relates, in part, to a method for banding such capsules which provides an acid resistant seal between the capsule parts and achieves an increased acid resistance in vitro. The instant disclosure further relates to a capsule sealing solution formula that comprises shellac ink or shellac ink vehicle component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Capsugel Belgium NV
    Inventor: Takahisa Takubo
  • Publication number: 20150132436
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an additive composition for shrimp feed and a method for producing the same, and more particularly to an additive composition for shrimp feed and a method for producing the same which both increases the survival and the growth rate of aquacultural shrimp and prevents seawater pollution. The present invention discloses a method for producing an additive composition for shrimp feed, which includes the steps of: mixing microorganisms such as saccharomyces, bacillus subtilis and lactobacillus, natural products such as red ginseng, tangle, agar, salicornia herbacea L, peucedanum japonicum thunberg, sea lettuce, dandelion, atractylodes chinensis, dropwort and Puerariae Radix, and fermented fruits such as apple, orange, mandarin, pineapple and melon; and extracting the ferment from the mixture, which provides an antiviral effect, increases immunity, improves digestion, promotes growth, decomposes remnant feed, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: J&B BIO INC.
    Inventor: Jong Bae Jung
  • Patent number: 9017748
    Abstract: Improved methods for potassium fortification in food products and the resulting potassium-fortified food products produced therefrom are provided. The methods of this invention allow significant levels of potassium fortification (i.e., greater than about 10 percent, and even up to about 50 percent, of the current U.S. Daily Values (DV) in a single serving) without the objectionable and unpleasant taste profile normally associated with current methods of potassium fortification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Kieran Patrick Spelman, Barbara Jo Lyle, Yi-Fang Chu, Jimbay P. Loh, Yeong-Ching Albert Hong
  • Publication number: 20150104539
    Abstract: A composition made of folic acid and at least one citrate buffer, wherein the ratio of folic acid to citrate buffer is from 1:2 to 1:5. A nutritional supplement having a composition made of folic acid, and at least one citrate buffer, wherein the ratio of folic acid to citrate buffer is from 1:2 to 1:5, and a coating. A method of delivering folic acid to a patient according to USP, having the step of administering to a patient a composition comprising a folic acid, and at least one citrate buffer, wherein the ratio of folic acid to citrate buffer is from 1:2 to 1:5, and a coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Via Naturally, LLC
    Inventor: Rhett Sean Daniels
  • Publication number: 20150099032
    Abstract: Nutritional compositions comprising a botanical component, such as adaptogenic botanical component, comprising one or more ginsenosides and an amino acid component. Botanical components include ginsenosides, such as a Panax extract (e.g., a Panax notoginseng extract), an Astragalus extract (e.g., an Astragalus membranaceus extract), a Rosa extract (e.g., a Rosa roxburghii extract), fractions thereof, active components thereof, and combinations thereof. Amino acid components may include isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine, or combinations thereof. Also disclosed are methods for improving the metabolism of a human or other mammalian subject, comprising administering a composition of the present technology. Such methods include those for improving the nutritional status of the subject, improving nutrient absorption of the subject, improving physical performance of the subject, and improving glycogen metabolism of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Roumayeh, Shawn Bellestri, Jonas Christopher Jerebko
  • Patent number: 8999424
    Abstract: An aqueous composition specifically adapted for supporting physical performance. The liquid composition comprises ribose, a saccharide such as glucose or dextrose, coenzyme Q10, ATP, caffeine, and D-pinitol in conjunction with minerals and electrolytes. The orally-consumed liquid composition may be sold in solid form, such as a powder, granulate, or tablet to be added to water or other fluid, or it may be sold as a shelf-stable ready-to-drink liquid. The liquid composition physiologically enhances essential energy stores and provides a supply of ingredients which support physiological generation and regeneration of ATP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Bio Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Mario Ferrante, Chad Kevin Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20150093494
    Abstract: The bioactive additive is made by processing bee pollen. The bioactive additive includes 33% to 40% by weight of bee pollen, 20% to 33% by volume of water, and 33% to 40% by volume of an alcohol such as ethanol. The bioactive additive, when added to products such as bread and bread-like products, enriches the products with amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. The bioactive additive can be used in food production, for example, in the preparation of bread and bread-like products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Apipuri, Inc.
    Inventors: Konstantine George Chakhunashvili, David Konstantine Chakhunashvili, Irakli Artemon Kalandia
  • Patent number: 8993038
    Abstract: A mineral supplement is described herein that has a high mineral and/or nitrogen content and is capable of being formed into a pellet. The mineral supplement may comprise a heat sink that absorbs heat during processing, thus facilitating the formation of the mineral supplement as a pellet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick A. Jobe, Clinton B. Calk, David A. Cook, Steven J. Engelmeyer, Timothy C. Gouldie, Bradley G. Krusa, Leonardo A. Vivas Luna, Mark D. Newcomb, Brian T. Parham, Jennifer L. G. van de Ligt
  • Publication number: 20150086673
    Abstract: Use of ethylene diamine metal complexes, preferably of copper, zinc, iron and manganese in highly absorbable formats for animal nutrition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Zinpro Corporation
    Inventors: Peter A. Stark, Cory Shawn Kending
  • Publication number: 20150079268
    Abstract: An iron supplement nutritional formulation for infants and adults is provided using a non-nutritive sweetener including an extract from monk fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii) in combination with a polysaccharide iron complex. The formulation improves the taste and palatability of the supplement, thereby increasing the dosage accuracy within children and infants who tend to spit out or regurgitate other forms of polysaccharide iron complexes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick Monsivais
  • Patent number: 8975299
    Abstract: The subject invention thus provides a composition comprising at least one triglyceride, at least one phospholipid and at least one poly-unsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA); wherein at least about 1% of the LC-PUFA in the composition is conjugated to said at least one phospholipid and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Enzymotec Ltd.
    Inventors: Fabiana Bar Yosef, Dori Pollod, Ariel Katz
  • Publication number: 20150064305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reducing the production of methane emanating from the digestive activities of a ruminant and/or for improving ruminant animal performance by using, an active compound belonging to the class of para nitro amino derivatives, or a salt thereof, which is administrated to the animal together with the feed. The invention also relates to the use of these compounds in feed and feed additives such as premix, concentrates and total mixed ration (TMR) or in the form of a bolus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Stephane Duval, Maik Kindermann
  • Patent number: 8968807
    Abstract: Use of ethylene diamine metal complexes, preferably of copper, zinc, iron and manganese in highly absorbable formats for animal nutrition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Zinpro Corporation
    Inventors: Peter A. Stark, Cory Shawn Kending
  • Patent number: 8956677
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to functional sweetener compositions comprising non-caloric or low-caloric natural and/or synthetic high-potency sweeteners and methods for making and using them. In particular, the present invention relates to different functional sweetener compositions comprising at least one non-caloric or low-caloric natural and/or synthetic high potency sweetener, at least one sweet taste improving composition, and at least one functional ingredient, such as glucosamine. The present invention also relates to functional sweetener compositions and methods that can improve the tastes of non-caloric or low-caloric high-potency sweeteners by imparting a more sugar-like taste or characteristic. In particular, the functional sweetener compositions and methods provide a more sugar-like temporal profile, including sweetness onset and sweetness linger, and/or a more sugar-like flavor profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Indra Prakash, Grant E. DuBois
  • Publication number: 20150044355
    Abstract: To provide a pet food that is configured to stabilize quality by rigorous regulation of mineral components, and at the same time, that exhibits superior palatability in relation to a pet food for a cat of advanced age that requires rigorous regulation of mineral components. A granular pet food having a bulk density of at least 38.5 g/100 ml and no more than 50.0 g/100 ml, and a fluctuation range defined as the maximum to the minimum value of the total mineral content amount across 10 product lots being no more than 1.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Junya Sakoda, Takahiro Usui
  • Patent number: 8951584
    Abstract: A fish feed comprises carvacrol and/or salvia extract (provided that where the fish feed comprises carvacrol and not salvia extract the lipid content of the fish feed is at least 15 wt %). The salvia extract may be selected from extract of Salvia officinalis and extract of Salvia lavandulifolia. The carvacrol may be synthetic or may be extracted from Origanum vulgare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Trouw International B.V.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Koppe, Alex Obach, Ramon Fontanillas
  • Patent number: 8951558
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous medium containing an amino(meth)acrylate polymer or copolymer which is not soluble in dematerialised water, characterized in that the medium has a content of an aqueous phase of at least 60% by weight and a content of up to 40% by weight of solids comprising the amino(meth)acrylate polymer or copolymer, whereby the aqueous phase is charged by a sufficient amount of carbon dioxide that effects the amino(meth)acrylate polymer or copolymer to be present in solute form in the medium. The aqueous medium may be used beneficially as a coating or binding solution for the spray coating or binding of pharmaceutical compositions or nutraceutical compositions or cosmetical compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Röhm GmbH
    Inventors: Rosario Lizio, Michael Damm, Hans-Ulrich Petereit
  • Publication number: 20150030709
    Abstract: The invention relates to cardio-protective agents. In particular, the present invention relates to de-sugared cardio-protective extracts and fractions thereof prepared from kiwi fruit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: University of Oslo
    Inventor: Asim Kanti Duttaroy
  • Publication number: 20150024082
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of nutritional compositions enriched in glutamineto improve structural brain development in preterm and/or low birth weight infants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: N.V. NUTRICIA
    Inventors: Roelof Matthijs Van Elburg, Günther Boehm
  • Publication number: 20150024112
    Abstract: Disclosed are infant formulas and corresponding methods of using them to promote retinal health and vision development in infants. The formulas, which are free of egg phospholipids and comprise fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins, and minerals, including docosahexaenoic acid and, on a ready-to-feed basis, at least about 50 mcg/liter of lutein, wherein the weight ratio of lutein (mcg) to docosahexaenoic acid (mg) is from about 1:2 to about 10:1. The formulas are also believed to be especially useful in reducing the risk of retinopathy of prematurity in preterm infants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: BRIDGET BARRETT-REIS, PAMELA T. PRICE, AMY MACKEY
  • Publication number: 20150017256
    Abstract: Method for producing condensed iron (III) phosphate, in which a) an aqueous solution containing Fe2+ ions is produced, in which oxidic iron (II), iron (III) or mixed iron (II, III) compounds selected from among hydroxides, oxides, oxide hydroxides, oxide hydrates, carbonates and hydroxide carbonates are introduced together with elementary iron into an aqueous medium containing phosphoric acid, wherein Fe2+ ions are dissolved and Fe3+ with elementary Fe (in a comproportionation reaction) is reacted to dissolved Fe2+, b) separating solid material from the phosphoric acid aqueous Fe2+ solution, c) adding an oxidizer to the phosphoric acid aqueous Fe2+ solution to oxidise iron (II) in the solution, d) adding polyphosphate in the form of polyphosphoric acid or salts thereof as solid material or aqueous solution after completion of the oxidation reaction to precipitate condensed iron (III) phosphate, and e) separating the precipitated condensed iron (III) phosphate solution and resulting product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Gunnar Buehler, Manola Stay
  • Publication number: 20150017309
    Abstract: A pre-packaged food or beverage product is provided in which each complete serving of the product includes at least two macronutrients selected from protein, fat, or carbohydrates wherein each selected macronutrient is in an amount which provides the same relative proportion of the NRV as the selected other macronutrient, but wherein the third macronutrient is not present in the same relative proportion as the two selected macronutrients, and wherein each complete serving of the product also includes fibre in the same relative proportions of the NRV as the two selected macronutrients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Guy William Clayton Pope-Mayell, Ross Dixon Rotherham, Jason Paul Rogers
  • Publication number: 20150017260
    Abstract: A nutritional supplement composition for treating nutritional deficiencies caused by a medical condition in subjects is disclosed. The present application further discloses a method of using a nutritional supplements composition for treating a subject with complications resulting from sickle cell anemia. The method comprises administering to a subject an effective amount of the nutritional supplement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Jacqueline M. Hibbert, Jonathan K. Stiles, Kayellen Umeakunne, Hyacinth I. Hyacinth
  • Patent number: 8927046
    Abstract: Compositions consisting of or comprising resveratrol and a protective colloid, particularly a gelatine, a modified food starch or a ligninsulfonate, their use for stably incorporating resveratrol into water-based foods, particularly beverages, and the foods thus obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Sylvain Diguet, Nicolle Goetz, Bruno H. Leuenberger, Johann Ulm, Loni Schweikert
  • Publication number: 20150004149
    Abstract: Nutritional products having improved cohesiveness for promoting safer swallowing of food boluses for patients having swallowing conditions are provided as well as methods of making and using such products. The nutritional products may include nutritional compositions and high molecular weight, water-soluble polymers such that the nutritional products have extensional viscosities that provide improved cohesiveness to the nutritional products. Methods of administering such nutritional products to patients having impaired swallowing ability and/or dysphagia are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Adam Burbidge, Jan Engmann, Simina Popa Nita
  • Publication number: 20150004201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved powderous formulations of organic acids or esters having an aromatic ring system, as well as to the production of such formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Gadient, Thomas Lindemann, Karl Manfred Voelker, Kai Urban, Stefanie Kirchen, Andreas Keller
  • Publication number: 20140370130
    Abstract: A method and product for improving maternal and child health through nutrition. Omega-6 fatty acid and/or omega-3 fatty acid are provided to a woman and/or child prior to, during and/or after pregnancy to improve the health of the woman and her child. The ratios of the omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids vary during various stages, e.g., pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and post-pregnancy. The omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids can be in a variety of forms, such as at least one of highly purified algal oil comprising 70% by weight or more of the desired HUFA, triglyceride oil combined with phospholipid, phospholipid, protein and phospholipid combination, or dried marine microalgae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mary VAN ELSWYK
  • Publication number: 20140360240
    Abstract: A nutrient composition for biological systems, such as humans, animals, plants or microorganisms includes at least one monometallic or mixed-metallic phosphate of the (M1 M2 M3 . . . Mx)3(PO4)2.aH2O type where 0?a?9, where (M1, M2, M3 . . . Mx) represent the one metal of the monometallic phosphate or the two or more metals of the mixed-metallic phosphate and are selected from Na, K, Mg, Ca, Cr, Mo, W, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn and B, with the proviso that at least one of the metals in the phosphate is selected from Mn, Fe, Co and Ni.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: CHEMISCHE FABRIK BUDENHEIM KG
    Inventors: Albertus Wissing, Gunnar Bühler, Christian Graf, Kilian Schwarz, Michael Rapphahn
  • Publication number: 20140356479
    Abstract: Food supplement compositions and their methods of use in promoting lean body mass are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: MUSCLEPHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eric Serrano
  • Publication number: 20140356340
    Abstract: Nutritional products having improved cohesiveness of food boluses and methods of making and using same are provided. The nutritional products may include nutritional compositions and high molecular weight, water-soluble polymers such that the nutritional products have extensional viscosities that provide improved cohesiveness to the nutritional products and Trouton ratios of at least 6. Methods of administering such nutritional products to patients having impaired swallowing ability and/or dysphagia are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Adam Burbidge, Jan Engmann, Simina Popa Nita
  • Publication number: 20140356477
    Abstract: Systems, techniques and methods for estimating the metabolic state or flux, e.g., the body energy state (“BES”) of a patient, are disclosed. The BES provides a deep insight into the nutritional needs of the patient, thus allowing for a sort of exquisite glycemic control with regard to the patient. The invention discloses systems and methods for estimating fractional gluconeogenesis. The invention also discloses systems and methods for estimating and targeting patient blood lactate concentration, both as a target itself and as an intermediate step to estimating and targeting patient fractional gluconeogenesis glucose production. Nutritional support methods and formulations are also disclosed. The invention is suitable for any sort of patient, including those who are injured, such as with traumatic brain injury, ill, or have other conditions that stress the metabolic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Run Them Sweet, LLC
    Inventors: Michael A Horning, George A Brooks
  • Publication number: 20140349002
    Abstract: The undomesticated, i.e., criollo-type of avocado found growing in the tropics, particularly in the Dominican Republic, is used to prepare nutritional compositions for oral ingestion by humans and lower animals, especially pets such as dogs and cats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: The Iams Company
    Inventors: Susan Ruth Beyer, Robbert H. Ter Haar
  • Publication number: 20140345234
    Abstract: An ingestible nutritional substance (supplement and the like) including vitamins, minerals and other ingredients beneficial to a woman and/or her child that a woman may take at a time of her life surrounding pregnancy. This includes by ingesting determined and suited types and amounts of ingredients, including at selected times, to best assist the woman and/or infant's needs at the respective times. The ingestible supplement can be formulated for drinking with appropriate nutritional and health benefits as well as with desired lifestyle and taste and aesthetic attributes. The dosing and packaging of the supplement to best suit a specific class of woman's and baby's needs are also described. Other aspects are directed to the preservation, storage and dispensation of one or more ingredients that may not be stable with one another during storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Thierman, Ibrahim M. Hallaj
  • Patent number: 8889654
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a food formulation for the controlled release of glucose comprising glycogen and at least one other edible component, as well the use of glycogen for its preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Aziende Chimiche Riunite Angelini Francesco A.C.R.A.F. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Russo, Elisa Liberati, Roberta Petrosemolo, Enrica Biondi, Iacopo Biondi
  • Publication number: 20140335230
    Abstract: Feed ingredients that are otherwise susceptible to degradation by ruminal microorganisms are combined with mineral hydrates (or oxides) and water, and processed through a pin mixer, pellet mill, extruder, or other suitable device to produce agglomerated particles. The ruminant animal feed which is so produced effectively increases the proportion of dietary ingredients presented for digestion and absorption within the post-ruminal digestive tract of the animal by inhibiting premature digestion by microorganisms inhabiting the rumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: James S. Drouillard, Dan A. Klamfoth, Kevin D. Ingram
  • Publication number: 20140335229
    Abstract: A method of producing a solid glycerol derived material includes the steps of combining glycerol with a metal oxide, the glycerol having a water content of between about 5 and 50%, and the rate of combination of the glycerol and the metal oxide and the amount of the metal oxide being selected so that at least part of the water present in the glycerol reacts with the metal oxide in an exothermic reaction and at least part is driven off by heat produced in the exothermic reaction to produce the solid glycerol derived material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Alwyn Houseman, Abraham Christo Venter
  • Publication number: 20140323574
    Abstract: An infant formula having a relatively high content of triglycerides having palmitic acid in the sn-2 position. The formula may include oligofructose. The formula may also include at least one omega 6 fatty acid and at least one omega 3 fatty acid. The formula may also have a relatively low protein content and an alpha-lactalbumin content similar to human milk The invention also includes a method for improving the stool consistency, increasing bifidobacteria in the colon, reducing potentially pathogenic bacteria in the colon and reducing calcium soaps in the stool of a formula-fed infant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Manjiang Yao, Kalathur S. Ramanujam, Martin Jon Kullen, Margaret Fitzgerald
  • Publication number: 20140314851
    Abstract: The invention relates to liquid nutritional compositions, particularly shelf stable liquid nutritional compositions including compositions comprising non-hydrolysed whey protein, and methods of producing and using these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Rama Mohana Rao Gulla, Roger Richard Schwarzenbach, Esra Cakir-Fuller
  • Publication number: 20140314942
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of transforming a meal to improve the suitability of the meal for an individual with specific dietary needs that may be due to a medical condition. The methods include assessing the meal relative to the individual's dietary needs and administering a composition to the meal that tailors the meal to the dietary needs of the individual. The composition comprises a nutrient for fortifying the meal and an anti-nutrient for reducing the absorption of undesirable components of the meal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Neile K. Edens, Keith A. Garleb, Pamela A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8859029
    Abstract: The invention relates to a kit of parts comprising 2 to 100 containers each containing an infant formula, wherein each infant formula is in a form suitable for administration to an infant and/or toddler or in a form suitable for administration to an infant and/or toddler after admixing with an aqueous liquid, wherein the kit of part comprises at least two different infant formulas which differ from each other in taste and/or flavor by having a different protein fraction or by being a fermented infant formula, wherein each of the different protein fractions is selected from the group consisting of intact milk proteins including cow milk proteins, intact plant proteins including soy protein, hydrolysed proteins, free amino acids, or mixtures of two or more thereof. The invention further relates to the use of such kit of parts for stimulating the acceptance and/or liking of a broad range of fruits, vegetables and/or whole grain cereal products by infants and/or toddlers or later in life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: N.V. Nutricia
    Inventors: Hugo Weenen, Martine Sandra Alles
  • Publication number: 20140302223
    Abstract: Disclosed are nutritional compositions comprising a soluble viscous fiber and a polyphenol-containing plant extract. The viscosity of the nutritional compositions may be adjusted and controlled without varying the concentration of the soluble viscous fiber in the composition by including the polyphenol-containing plant extract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Mary-Beth Skelding, Neile K. Edens, Vikkie A. Mustad
  • Publication number: 20140294787
    Abstract: Nutritional products having improved cohesiveness of food boluses and methods of making and using same are provided. The nutritional products may include nutritional compositions and high molecular weight, water-soluble polymers such that the nutritional products have extensional viscosities that provide improved cohesiveness to the nutritional products and Trouton ratios of at least 6. Methods of administering such nutritional products to patients having impaired swallowing ability and/or dysphagia are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Adam Stewart Burbidge, Jan Engmann, Simina Popa Nita