Protein, Amino Acid, Or Yeast Containing Patents (Class 426/656)
  • Patent number: 11903396
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for making a soluble native rapeseed protein isolate and the soluble native rapeseed protein isolate obtained by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Hendrikus Maria Willemsen, Johannes Hendrikus Antonius Jeroen Vermunt, Nienke Nina Hylkema, Gerardus Johannes Franciscus Smolders
  • Patent number: 11889819
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed include systems, apparatus, and/or methods to receive a target health status of and/or quality of bioproduct produced by a managed livestock and indications of health status and quality of bioproduct. The systems, apparatus, and/or methods generate a set of input vectors based on the target health status or bioproduct quality, and the indications of bioproduct quality, and health status, and provide the set of input vectors to a machine learning model trained to generate an output indicating a feed selection. The feed selection can be included in a feed blend and administered to the managed livestock, such that, upon consumption, it increases a likelihood of collectively improving the health status of the managed livestock and the bioproduct quality of the managed livestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Substrate AI SA
    Inventor: James Brennan Worth
  • Patent number: 11889849
    Abstract: Provided are food products that are derived from non-animal sources that have one or more of the following: color, taste, nutritional content, and other qualities similar to those of dairy products and/or other types of food products. Also provided are processes for production of such dairy-like food products and/or other types of food product analogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Ripple Foods, PBC
    Inventors: Lance Kizer, Neil Renninger, Amanda Stiles
  • Patent number: 11889850
    Abstract: A process to remove the glucosinolates of oilseed meals, such as Brassica carinata oilseed meals, is provided. In one embodiment, exogenous myrosinase is used to convert the glucosinolates to volatile isothiocyanate compounds, which can then be removed under conditions of mild heat and negative pressure. In another embodiment, heat and pressure are used to remove glucosinolates from Brassica carinata oilseed. The processed meals may contain less than 80% of their starting levels of glucosinolates and may be suitable for use in various applications, including as animal feeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: AGRISOMA BIOSCIENCES INC.
    Inventors: Mark Hetherington, Travis Hoffman, Michael Lindenbaum
  • Patent number: 11864566
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plant-based frozen confection comprising: fat in an amount of 1 to 15 wt %; sugars in an amount of 10 to 30 wt %; and pulse protein in an amount of 0.4 to 10 wt %; wherein the pulse protein comprises soy protein and fava bean protein in a weight ratio of 1:1 to 1:4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventor: Derrick Anthony Fondaco
  • Patent number: 11832633
    Abstract: A process for producing a protein isolate from an oilseed meal, and the isolate thus obtained, said isolate comprising proteins and an amount of 4 wt. % or less of phytic acid, said amount of phytic acid being by weight of proteins in said isolate. The process may comprise the following steps: a) providing an oilseed meal; b) mixing the oilseed meal with a first aqueous solvent to form a slurry at a pH ranging from 6 to 7.8, said slurry having a solid phase; c) separating said solid phase from said slurry, d) mixing said separated solid phase with a second aqueous solvent at a pH ranging from 1 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignees: AVRIL, UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Claire Defaix, Romain Kapel, Olivier Galet
  • Patent number: 11805790
    Abstract: The present invention provides a zymolytic rice protein powder with low granular sensation, and a method for preparing the zymolytic rice protein powder comprising the following steps: (1) pretreatment of rice residue after sugar production; (2) high temperature extrusion pretreatment; (3) refining treatment; (4) wet crushing; (5) controlling zymolysis; (6) terminating zymolysis; (7) microjet treatment; (8) spray drying; (9) subsequent crushing. The protein content of the zymolytic rice protein powder in the present invention is more than 80%; the fat content thereof is less than 3%; the water content thereof is less than 5%; and the nitrogen solubility index thereof is more than 30%. The molecular weight distribution of the soluble protein is as follows: the proportion thereof with a molecular weight of less than 2000 Da is more than 70%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: WUXI JINNONG BIOTECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tianxiang Chen, Qiusheng Yu, Xiangli Ping
  • Patent number: 11779040
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compositions and methods for producing protein-polysaccharide conjugates in aqueous solutions. Also provided are methods for limiting the Maillard reaction to the very initial stage, the formation of the Schiff base. Provided are methods to obtain a simple product of Schiff base with white color, and compositions obtained using the methods of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: John A. Lucey, Dani Zhu, Srinivasan Damodaran
  • Patent number: 11707224
    Abstract: An orthopedic system configured for use in a pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative assessment. The orthopedic system comprises a first screw, a second screw, a first device, a second device, and a computer. The first device and the second device are respectively coupled to a first bone and a second bone of a musculoskeletal system. The first and second devices each include electronic circuitry, one or more sensors, and an IMU. A bracket, wrap, or sleeve can be used to hold the first and second devices to the musculoskeletal system. The first and second devices are configured to send measurement data to a computer. The first and second devices each have an antenna system. Electronic circuitry in the first or second devices are configured to harvest energy from a received radio frequency signal to recharge a battery to maintain operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Orthosensor, Inc.
    Inventors: Masei Trabish, Martin Roche, Miro Kang, YoungCheol Yoon
  • Patent number: 11707079
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for manufacturing an infant formula product comprising: (a1) providing an aqueous mixture having a protein component and a carbohydrate component, (a2) subjecting the aqueous mixture to a protein hydrolysis step, (a3) subjecting the aqueous mixture to a heat treatment step; (b) mixing the heat-treated aqueous mixture comprising hydrolyzed protein with a lipid component; (c) subjecting the aqueous mixture comprising the lipid component, the carbohydrate component and the heat-treated hydrolyzed protein component to a homogenization and emulsification step to obtain a homogenized oil-in-water emulsion having a total solids content in the range of 45-80 wt %; (d) conveying the homogenized emulsion into an extruder, independently adding digestible carbohydrates and optionally dietary fibres to the extruder and extruding the contents of the extruder to obtain an extruded material; (e) preparing an infant formula product from the extruded material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: N.V. Nutricia
    Inventors: Memet Ali Üstünel, Katerina Jezkova, Susana Pedraza de la Cuesta
  • Patent number: 11700867
    Abstract: Legume plant-based proteins, especially pea protein, are used as a primary source for twin-screw extrusion to manufacture an intermediate moisture, texturized protein piece that can be further processed by controlled hydration and coated with a batter, breading, or coating to produce a comestible product. Protein is the predominate ingredient (70-95%) in the extruded piece. In the preferred embodiment, the protein is pea powder and flavor is provided by addition of yeast extract to impart beef, chicken, or pork flavor. Additional components in the form of hydrophilic polymers and alkalai are also added prior to extrusion to insure desired texture and handling properties. The hydrophilic polymers impart functional properties such as water-binding, thereby aiding in foaming, emulsifying, texturizing, and gelation, important to manufacturing an intermediate moisture texturized plant-protein product by extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: NOWADAYS, INC., PBC
    Inventors: Dominik Grabinski, William R. Aimutis
  • Patent number: 11582980
    Abstract: With a method for heating in particular milk or milk foam, in which the milk or the milk/air mixture is conveyed through a passage opening and hot steam is conveyed through at least one steam line transversely into this passage opening. The passage opening and the at least one inlet opening opening transversely into the steam line, the steam pressure in this and the pressure and the pressure in the passage opening with flowing milk or milk/air mixture are so coordinated that the hot steam at the at least one transverse inlet opening condenses in the passage opening directly on contact with the milk or the milk/air mixture. Consequently the additional energy produced by the phase change from steam to condensate water is transmitted directly as heat to the heat in the milk or the milk/air mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: STEINER AG WEGGIS
    Inventor: Adrian Steiner
  • Patent number: 11582988
    Abstract: Dispersion type feed additive compositions for ruminants, containing (A) at least one selected from hydrogenated vegetable oil and hydrogenated animal oil each having a melting point of higher than 50° C. and lower than 90° C., (B) not less than 0.01 wt % and not more than 6 wt % of a surfactant, (C) not less than 16 wt % and not more than 72 wt % of a biologically active substance (excluding L-lysine and a salt thereof), and (D) not less than 1 wt % and not more than 40 wt % of L-lysine or a salt thereof, contain a biologically active substance at a high concentration, show high protection in the rumen, and are also superior in dissolution in the intestinal tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Sachiko Yonemaru, Koji Haga, Yuki Miyazawa, Susumu Shibahara
  • Patent number: 11571014
    Abstract: A food bar includes a mixture of dry ingredients including a protein and a binder including a sweetener. The food bar is able to maintain an initial texture so that the amount of force required to cut the food bar after storage of the food bar is substantially the same as the amount of force required to cut the food bar initially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.
    Inventors: Janique Tyler, Yosuf Chaudhry, Mark Nisbet
  • Patent number: 11564403
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a native rapeseed protein isolate comprising 40 to 65% cruciferins and 35 to 60% napins and having a solubility of at least 88% when measured over a pH range from 3 to 10 at a temperature of 23±2° C.; wherein the native rapeseed protein isolate comprises from 5% to 65% on dry matter of 12S rapeseed protein where the presence of 12S is verified by Blue Native PAGE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Hendrikus Maria Willemsen, Johannes Hendrikus Antonius Jeroen Vermunt, Nienke Nina Hylkema, Gerardus Johannes Franciscus Smolders
  • Patent number: 11477998
    Abstract: An extrusion process is disclosed for turning vegetable protein compositions such as soy protein into a fibrous, meat-like structure. The process involves the application of relatively high moisture contents. An open structure is produced that can be infused with water so as to influence the product's tenderness. The products of the invention can be provided with a fibrosity and tenderness at will. The invention offers the possibility to include relatively high amounts of fat in the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: OJAH B.V.
    Inventors: Franciscus Egenius Giezen, Wouter Wilhelmus Johannes Theodorus Jansen, Jeroen Harold Anton Willemsen
  • Patent number: 11477995
    Abstract: A process for producing a protein product for addition to raw meat wherein the source of the protein product is animal muscle or mechanically deboned meat. The animal muscle tissue is homogenized. Protein in the homogenate is solubilized. Solubilized homogenate is heated to a temperature required for pasteurization and/or sterilization according to known standards. The homogenate is then optionally adjusted to a value at which the protein precipitates. The protein product of the present invention is free of bacteria and toxins and can be used as meat or added to raw meat for delivery to a consumer as uncooked meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: KEMIN PROTEINS LLC
    Inventors: Stephen D. Kelleher, William R. Fielding
  • Patent number: 11452309
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a new and improved formula of preparations for the oral and enteral feeding of children and offspring of mammals, which cannot or should not be fed by the mother, characterized by the fact, that the preparations contain kynurenic acid or its salt at a concentration adapted to its content in the mother's natural milk at different times from delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Mariusz Trus, Piotr Paluszkiewicz, Pawel Milart, Waldemar Turski
  • Patent number: 11439173
    Abstract: A nutritional or dietary supplement or food product is provided that may be eaten by children or adults. The food product is made from cow's milk that has been heat treated to selectively denature allergenic proteins contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: LIL MIXINS, LLC
    Inventors: Meenal Lele, James Petitti
  • Patent number: 11412770
    Abstract: Provided is a novel gel-like food composition. The gel-like food composition contains 0.1 to 10 wt % of a free branched-chain amino acid, 1 to 12 wt % of a protein, and 104/g to 1014/g of a probiotic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiko Toyooka, Koichiro Hamada, Hiroshi Saitoh
  • Patent number: 11389548
    Abstract: This invention relates to kits including novel oral food challenge meal formulations. In particular, the invention also relates to kits including novel oral food challenge meal formulations, wherein the placebo dose formulation is indistinguishable from non-placebo dose formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Reacta Biotech Limited
    Inventors: Clare Mills, Anuradha Balasundaram, Carol Ann Costello, Ivona Baricevic-Jones
  • Patent number: 11370746
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to granules comprising an L-amino acid and a method for preparing the same. The method may comprise: (a) preparing a fermentation liquid of L-amino acid; (b) removing moisture from the fermentation liquid of L-amino acid such that the solid content of the fermentation liquid of L-amino acid is in a range of 20% to 90%; (c) forming granulated particles with a moisture content of 0% to 40% by mixing the concentrated fermentation liquid of L-amino acid with a seed; (d) drying the granulated particles formed in Step (c); (e) sieving the granulated particles dried in Step (d); and (f) pulverizing or circulating the particles left in step (e) to be recycled as the seed in step (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CJ CHEILJEDANG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Se-Hee Jo, Il Chul Kim, In Sung Lee, Yong Bum Seo, Kang Hoon Lee, Jaeik Kim, Jae Hun Yu, Min Kyung Kwon
  • Patent number: 11304435
    Abstract: Methods of making food-grade plant protein compositions, including yellow pea protein compositions, are provided. The methods use pulses, such as yellow peas, and flours derived therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Innovative Proteins Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Seth A. Foster, Tim G. Foster, Donald L. Crank
  • Patent number: 11284637
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition for producing egg-free simulated egg food products. The composition comprises whey protein, a soy material comprising a lipoxygenase inactivated soy flour and a pH modifying agent effective to alkalinise the composition upon hydration. A simulated egg food product having organoleptic properties similar to those of the egg food product if produced using hen eggs is produced upon hydrating and then cooking the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: THE VEGGLETTO COMPANY PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Deborah Ann Lewis, David Adrian Lewis
  • Patent number: 11234960
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising compounds or precursors to compounds which may be used for a variety of therapeutic applications including, for example, treating and/or preventing a disease or disorder related to reduced or inadequate mitochondrial activity, including aging or stress, diabetes, obesity, and neurodegenerative diseases. The compounds relate generally to urolithins and precursors thereof, including but not limited to ellagitannins and urolithin A. In certain embodiments the compositions are presented in or as food products or nutritional supplements. These same compounds and compositions can also be used advantageously in generally healthy individuals to increase or maintain metabolic rate, decrease percent body fat, increase or maintain muscle mass, manage body weight, improve or maintain mental performance (including memory), improve or maintain muscle performance, improve or maintain mood, and manage stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Amazentis SA
    Inventors: Christopher L. Rinsch, William Blanco-Bose, Bernard Schneider, Charles Thomas, Carmen Sandi, Johan Auwerx, Penelope Andreux, Richardus Houtkooper, Eija Pirinen, Laurent Mouchiroud, David Genoux
  • Patent number: 11213053
    Abstract: Processes for separating and isolating proteins and fats from biomass matter utilizes a pH adjustment of a slurry. The biomass feedstock is derived from commingled animal and/or plant-based streams with highly variable concentrations of fat, proteins and impurities present in the biomass. A wide range of pH adjustment spanning highly acid to highly basic has been shown to be effective at separating the commingled streams into their constituent products. The processes do not rely on the proteins being solubilized into the solution, but rather solubilizing the fat portion, physically separating the constituents and precipitating the fat in a downstream process, resulting in two value streams: a highly digestible protein component and a fat component. The protein component has nutritional value as companion pet, animal and aquaculture feed ingredient and the fat component has value as standalone or blended solid or liquid biofuels, greases or specialty chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Laubsch, Ashley A. Cephas, Lucas Wangen
  • Patent number: 11203738
    Abstract: Microorganisms and bioprocesses are provided that convert gaseous substrates, such as renewable H2 and waste CO2 producer gas, or syngas into high-protein biomass that may be used directly for human nutrition, or as a nutrient for plants, fungi, or other microorganisms, or as a source of soil carbon, nitrogen, and other mineral nutrients. Renewable H2 used in the processes described herein may be generated by electrolysis using solar or wind power. Producer gas used in the processes described herein may be derived from sources that include gasification of waste feedstock and/or biomass residue, waste gas from industrial processes, or natural gas, biogas, or landfill gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Kiverdi, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Dyson, John Reed, Jil Geller, Sonali Hande
  • Patent number: 11166478
    Abstract: A method of and system for making at least four types of animal feed products for various types of animals to maximize and use all of the components found in the whole stillage in an alcohol producing plant. The method includes liquefying, fermenting, distilling, performing a selective particle size separating into three streams, wherein the three streams contain a first stream of a large particle stream that is used to form a first animal feed suitable for ruminant animals, a second stream of a coarse protein stream that is used to form a second animal feed suitable for chicken and pigs, and a third stream of a fine particle stream that is used to form a third animal feed suitable for fish and pet. The third stream is further concentrated and enriched to have a syrup with 35%-80% of dry solid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Lee Tech LLC
    Inventor: Chie Ying Lee
  • Patent number: 11059009
    Abstract: The apparatus for manufacturing carbon nanotube pellets according to the present invention provides carbon nanotube pellets with increased apparent density by using only a small amount of solvent. The carbon nanotube pellets produced by the apparatus according to the present invention can improve various problems generated by scattering of powders. And since the density of the pellet form is high, transport, transfer and improvement become easier. Therefore, it can be more effectively applied to the manufacturing of composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Yeon Kang, Jihee Woo, Seungyong Lee, Hyungsik Jang, Dong Hyun Cho
  • Patent number: 10973243
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an animal food product for promoting dental efficacy including a hydrolyzed protein including one or more amino groups, and a high amylopectin content starch including one or more reducing sugars; wherein the one or more amino groups in the hydrolyzed protein are covalently bonded to the one or more reducing sugars in the high amylopectin content starch. Methods of preparing the animal food product and using the animal food product to promote dental efficacy, such as teeth-cleaning efficacy in an animal are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Jewell, Matthew Jackson, Christopher Waldy
  • Patent number: 10918117
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extruded protein products and methods for producing an extruded protein product. In particular, an extruded piece is disclosed having a high protein content and having a desirable texture and flavor. Methods for making an extruded piece include processing, under extrusion conditions, a combination of a powdered protein ingredient, a protein matrix disruptive ingredient, water, and an oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Goeran Walther, Steven C Robie, Kevin H Wright, Joel R Lafavor
  • Patent number: 10865223
    Abstract: A pulse protein product having a protein content of at least about 50 wt % (N×6.25) d.b. is recovered in the processing of pulse protein source material to form pulse protein products wherein the pulse protein source is extracted in one embodiment with calcium salt solution. The resulting pulse protein solution is separated from the bulk of the residual pulse protein source and then the pulse protein solution is processed to remove finer residual solids, which are optionally washed and then dried to provide the pulse protein product. In another embodiment, the pulse protein source is extracted with water, the bulk of the residual protein source removed and the resulting pulse protein solution treated with calcium salt to precipitate phytic acid. The precipitated phytic acid and any finer residual solids remaining in solution after the initial separation step are removed from the pulse protein solution then optionally washed and dried to provide the pulse protein product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: BURCON NUTRASCIENCE (MB) CORP.
    Inventors: Brent E. Green, Martin Schweizer, Sampson Russ
  • Patent number: 10863761
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are improved methods and compositions which more accurately replicate the characteristics that consumers value in the preparation and consumption of meat and which overcome the shortcomings and drawbacks of current meat substitutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Impossible Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick O'Reilly Brown, Marija Vrljic, Ranjani Varadan, Michael Eisen, Sergey Solomatin
  • Patent number: 10681926
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for preparing high protein flakes comprising forming a protein into a protein pellet and introducing the protein pellet and a food component into a cooker. The protein pellet and the food component are cooked in the cooker to give a cooked food product. The food product is then formed into a high protein flake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventors: Monjur Hossen, George Cherian, Muhammad Asif
  • Patent number: 10561159
    Abstract: Process for the treatment of a sweet whey material (SWM) containing cGMP (caseinoGlycoMacroPeptide), comprising the following steps: Decationising the SWM material so as to obtain a sweet whey SW having a pH value of 1 to 4.5; Treating said SW in a fluidized bed reactor comprising a volume of an anionic resin, at 10 to 18° C., wherein said SW contacts said resin so that the resin absorbs between 0% and 100% of the cGMP present in the SW; and Recovering a protein material; Wherein the treating is such that the resin absorbs 30 to 45 g/L of the cGMP present in the sweet whey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Erdmann, Gustavo Rocha, Gerard Terpstra
  • Patent number: 10435356
    Abstract: A composition is disclosed that includes a Nitrate or a Nitrite of an Amino Acid Compound selected from the group consisting of Arginine, Agmatine, Beta Alanine, Citrulline, Creatine, Glutamine, L-Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Norvaline, Ornithine, Valine, Aspartic Acid, Cysteine, Glycine, Lysine, Methionine, Proline, Tyrosine, and Phenylalanine, wherein the composition is formulated to deliver an effective amount of the Nitrate or Nitrite of the Amino Acid Compound to prevent the development of nitrate tolerances, to increase bioabsorption of amino acids, to increase the vasodilative characteristics of amino acids, or to increase athletic performance in a human or animal. The composition may be in a dosage form selected from the group consisting of a capsule, a cachet, a pill, a tablet, a powder, a granule, a pellet, a bead, a particle, a troche, a lozenge, a gel, a liquid, a suspension, a solution, an elixir, and a syrup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoLife International, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Kramer, Alexander Nikolaidis
  • Patent number: 10426750
    Abstract: A supplement formulation is disclosed that includes a Nitrate or a Nitrite of an Amino Acid Compound selected from the group consisting of Arginine, Agmatine, Beta Alanine, Citrulline, Creatine, Glutamine, L-Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Norvaline, Ornithine, Valine, Aspartic Acid, Cysteine, Glycine, Lysine, Methionine, Proline, Tyrosine, and Phenylalanine, wherein the supplement formulation is formulated to deliver an effective amount of the Nitrate or Nitrite of the Amino Acid Compound to prevent the development of nitrate tolerances, to increase bioabsorption of amino acids, to increase the vasodilative characteristics of amino acids, or to increase athletic performance in a human or animal. The supplement formulation may be in a dosage form selected from the group consisting of a capsule, a cachet, a pill, a tablet, a powder, a granule, a pellet, a bead, a particle, a troche, a lozenge, a gel, a liquid, a suspension, a solution, an elixir, and a syrup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoLife International, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Kramer, Alexander Nikolaidis
  • Patent number: 10412974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to frozen confectionary product comprising up to 20% wt fat, up to 25% milk solids non fat (MSNF), from 5 to 40% wt sweetening agent and up to 3% of stabilizer and/or emulsifier, wherein said frozen confectionery further comprises a hydrolyzed whole grain composition and an alpha-amylase or fragment thereof which alpha-amylase or fragment thereof shows no hydrolytic activity towards dietary fibers when in the active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Christelle Schaffer-Lequart, Olivier Yves Roger, Anne-Sophie Wavreille, Anne-Cecile Agnes Lebleu, Beatrice Jeannine Bailleul
  • Patent number: 10314318
    Abstract: Compositions comprising: (i) from 25% to 90% by weight of an edible oil; (ii) one or more sugar alcohols; and (iii) one or more reducing sugars; wherein the oil comprises at least 20% by weight of one or more carboxylic acids containing at least 18 carbon atoms and at least 2 carbon-carbon double bonds, or an ester thereof, and the weight ratio of (ii) to (iii) is from 2:1 to 1:40, exhibit good stability and other advantages and can be used in food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: STEPAN SPECIALTY PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Bastiaan van Seeventer, Sietze Theodorus Bouwer, Patrick van der Waal
  • Patent number: 10285421
    Abstract: [Problem] To make a color of a processed food containing anthocyanin pigment into a vibrant color. In this respect, using a common foodstuff that is cheap and highly safe, without adding a coloring agent, and not imparting an incongruous flavor to the food is preferred. [Means for Solving the Problem] To an anthocyanin pigment or a common processed food containing anthocyanin pigment is added, in an appropriate amount, a yeast extract containing 5 wt % or more of a peptide, 5 wt % or more of RNA, 4 wt % or less of free amino acid, and preferably further containing 15 wt % or more of dietary fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KOHJIN LIFE SCIENCES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshie Yasumatsu, Yuki Saito, Kenichi Ason
  • Patent number: 10206412
    Abstract: There is described a method of manufacturing an edible product comprising chocolate, the method comprising the steps of: (a) providing a baking mixture, for example a liquid batter or a pasty mass, comprising a source of starch and a liquid chocolate; (b) baking the baking mixture in a baking apparatus; wherein the liquid chocolate provides up to 70 wt % of the baking mixture. Edible products, including wafers and extruded snack foods, produced by such a method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R & D, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunther Gaim-Marsoner, Szymon Macura, Tadeusz Klaus
  • Patent number: 10182585
    Abstract: A product for cooking a food in oil and/or fat is provided. An adjusted pH protein suspension is produced in an aqueous or dry form and includes myofibrillar proteins and sarcoplasmic proteins substantially free of myofibrils and sarcomeres. The amount of oil and/or fat absorbed by the food during cooking is substantially reduced while the food retains its color and taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Proteus Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D Kelleher, William R Fielding, Wayne S Saunders, Peter G Williamson
  • Patent number: 10098358
    Abstract: Potassium bicarbonate is coated with an anionic or amphoteric surfactant, which is preferably a metal soap, such as calcium stearate, to inhibit caking on storage, and premature loss of carbon dioxide when mixed with acidulant, e.g. in a baking powder or self-raising flour blend. Loss of carbon dioxide in the blend may be further inhibited by coating the acidulant with surfactant. Combination of surfactant coating with an inorganic anti-caking agent such as silicon dioxide gives synergistic protection against caking of the potassium bicarbonate. Preferably the bicarbonate has D50 of between 35 and 200? and is free from particles greater than 400?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KUDOS BLENDS LTD.
    Inventors: Daniel James Brown, Diana Jordan
  • Patent number: 10085463
    Abstract: The invention provides multi-textured animal treats and methods for making the multi-textured animal treats. In a general aspect, the multi-textured animal treat includes a hard component comprising a mechanical joint and one or more soft components fixedly attached to the mechanical joint and wrapped around the hard component. The soft components can include an adhesive or a combination of adhesives and mechanical joints for providing an additional attachment mechanism to the hard component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NESTEC SA
    Inventors: Mario Guillermo Albuja, Michael Edward Leiweke
  • Patent number: 10071072
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising: i) one or more of uridine and cytidine, or salts, phosphates, acyl derivatives or esters thereof; ii) a lipid fraction comprising at least one of docosahexaenoic acid (22:6; DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5; EPA) and docosapentaenoic acid (22:5; DPA), or esters thereof, in which the lipid fraction comprises less than 2 weight % of ?-linolenic acid (ALA), calculated on the weight of all fatty acids; iii) choline, or salts or esters thereof; for use in the prevention or treatment of neurotrauma, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: N.V. NUTRICIA
    Inventors: Mattheus Cornelis De Wilde, Johannes Wilhelmus Christina Sijben, Patrick Joseph Gerardus Hendrikus Kamphuis, Robert Johan Joseph Hageman
  • Patent number: 9718769
    Abstract: Pulverulent compositions of a complex between an acid and a metal form an at least partially spherical particle. The acid is selected from 2-hydroxy-4-methyl-thiobutanoic acid (HMTBA), methionine, aspartic acid, the alginic acids, the pectinic acids, and the corresponding anions, in particular 2-hydroxy-4-methyl-thiobutanoate, methioninate, aspartate, the alginates and the pectinates. The metal is divalent or trivalent. The particle has an amorphous fraction the mass of which represents at least 50% of the total mass of the particle. The particle is substantially devoid of uncomplexed acid or anion and of uncomplexed metal or metal cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: INNOV'IA 3I
    Inventors: Pierre Buisson, Robert Huet, Sebastien Fournier, Jean-Eudes Vendeville
  • Patent number: 9700066
    Abstract: A soy protein product having a protein content of at least about 60 wt % (N×6.25) d.b., preferably an isolate having a protein content of at least about 90 wt % (N×6.25) d.b., is formed by a procedure in which soy protein is extracted from a soy source material using an aqueous calcium chloride solution at low pH, generally about 1.5 to about 5, and separating the resulting aqueous soy protein solution from residual soy protein source. The resulting clarified aqueous soy protein solution may be diluted and the pH adjusted within the range of 1.5-5.0. The solution may be concentrated by ultrafiltration, diafiltered and then dried to provide the soy protein product. Alternatively, the concentrated and optionally diafiltered soy protein solution may be optionally adjusted in pH within the range of 1.5-7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: BURCON NUTRASCIENCE (MB) Corp.
    Inventors: Kevin I. Segall, Martin Schweizer, Brent E. Green, Sarah Medina, Brandy Gosnell
  • Patent number: 9644173
    Abstract: Methods of cleaning equipment such as hand tools dirtied by bituminous mixture. A biodiesel emulsion comprising biodiesel, water and emulsifier(s), is applied to the surface of the equipment for a period of time (e.g., at least about 15 minutes) and optionally agitated. The biodiesel emulsion produces cleaning properties comparable to straight biodiesel, at a cost reduction, due to the replacement of biodiesel with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: ALM Holding Company, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Reinke, Gaylon Baumgardner, David Cramer
  • Patent number: 9554525
    Abstract: The invention overcomes the deficiencies of the art by providing an agronomically elite soybean plant with non-transgenic mutations of at least two of the glycinin subunits selected from the group consisting of Gy1, Gy2, Gy3, Gy4, and Gy5, such as conferring a Gy2 and Gy4 null phenotype and increased ?-conglycinin content in seed. The invention also provides derivatives, and plant parts of these plants and uses thereof. Methods for marker assisted selection of soybean varieties comprising non-transgenic mutations conferring a reduced Gy1, Gy2, Gy3, Gy4, and Gy5 phenotype are also provided as part of the current invention. Methods for producing such plants that are further lipoxygenase and/or Kunitz Trypsin Inhibitor null and the plants produced thereby are also provided. The invention is significant in that soybeans from such plants are preferred dietary additives and provide important health benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kunsheng Wu, Thomas Horejsi, Joseph R. Byrum, Neal Bringe, Julie Yang, Donghong Pei, Robert Reiter
  • Patent number: 9491956
    Abstract: Moisture is retained in cooked or thawed food by adding to the food an aqueous suspension of animal muscle protein obtained from animal muscle tissue. The aqueous suspension is obtained by mixing comminuted animal muscle tissue with a food grade acid to form an aqueous acidic solution of animal muscle protein. The acidic solution is mixed with a food grade base to precipitate the protein in an aqueous composition. The precipitated protein then is comminuted to form an aqueous suspension of comminuted animal muscle protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Proteus Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Kelleher, William R. Fielding, Wayne S. Saunders, Peter G. Williamson