Protein, Amino Acid, Or Yeast Containing Patents (Class 426/656)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9447397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to variants of a parent glucoamylase having altered properties (e.g., improved thermostability and/or specific activity). In particular, the present invention provides compositions comprising the variant glucoamylases, including starch hydrolyzing compositions, animal feed compositions and cleaning compositions. The invention also relates to DNA constructs encoding the variants and methods of producing the glucoamylase variants in host cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Aehle, Piet Van Solingen, Martijn S. Scheffers, Richard R. Bott
  • Patent number: 9427011
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a non-allergenic food product, comprising an amino acid fraction comprising at least one component selected from the group consisting of amino acids and peptides having a degree of polymerization of 7 or less; and a lipid fraction comprising at least one fatty acid selected from the group consisting of arachidonic acid and docosahexanoic acid, the composition having a content of proteins and other peptides having a molecular weight of 1000 dalton or more of less than 0.01 wt. %, based on the dry weight, preferably less than 0.001 wt. %, more preferably less than 0.0001 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: N.V. Nutricia
    Inventor: Robert Johan Joseph Hageman
  • Patent number: 9394356
    Abstract: A nutritional supplement, a method for increasing the bacterial mass in the rumen of a ruminant and a nutritional preparation and corresponding uses. A nutritional supplement including proteins with a degree of hydrolysis above 28% and/or which have more than 23 mg ?-amino nitrogen per gram of protein and/or have more than 10% of free amino acids. The hydrolyzed proteins are animal proteins, preferably hemoglobin. The supplement is supplied orally, included in a nutritional preparation, in liquid, concentrated or dehydrated form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: APC EUROPE S.A.
    Inventors: Francisco Javier Polo Pozo, Carmen Rodriguez Canel, Alejandro Bach Ariza, Anna Aris Giralt
  • Patent number: 9314045
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a meat-like foodstuff that can provide a natural meat-like texture experienced when chewing and is also similar in appearance to natural meat. A meat-like foodstuff that can achieve the above objective can be obtained by molding a raw-material mixture to produce a molded product and then coagulating the product by heating. The raw-material mixture comprises: a first hydrated and split textured vegetable protein obtained by hydrating and splitting a first textured vegetable protein having been textured by extruder treatment so as to contain a vegetable protein and 0.17 to 0.76 parts by mass of starch with respect to 1 part by mass of the vegetable protein; a hydrated and split second textured vegetable protein obtained by hydrating and splitting a second textured vegetable protein having been textured by extruder treatment so as to contain a vegetable protein and 0.03 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: HOUSE FOODS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shimpei Nishimura, Naoko Umetsu, Shoji Takata
  • Patent number: 9307778
    Abstract: Disclosed are: a fat-reduced soymilk having a reduced fat content, which is produced by separating a fat from a fat-containing soybean efficiently without relying on an organic solvent; and a novel fat-rich soybean material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI OIL HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Masahiko Samoto, Jiro Kanamori, Masayuki Shibata
  • Patent number: 9301538
    Abstract: A fat-reduced soybean protein material containing a protein and a carbohydrate at a total content of 80 wt % or more in terms of dried form content, containing a fat (as an extract from a chloroform/methanol mixed solvent) at a content of less than 10 wt % relative to the content of the protein, and containing campesterol and stigmasterol (as plant-derived sterols) at a total content of 200 mg or more relative to 100 g of a fat; and a soybean emulsion composition containing a protein at a content of 25 wt % or more in terms of dried form content, containing a fat at a content of 100 wt % or more in terms of dried form content relative to the content of the protein in terms of dried form content, and having an LCI value of 60% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI OIL HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Masahiko Samoto, Jiro Kanamori, Masayuki Shibata
  • Patent number: 9301539
    Abstract: A vegetable-based food product comprising at least 50 wt % protein, wherein the protein is gluten or is proteinaceous material derived from gluten, and wherein the product has the texture of minced meat. A method for preparing a vegetable-based food product including fermenting a gluten-based material with a mould and then processing the fermented product into a vegetable-based food product for use as a replacement for minced meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Daniel Sebastian Appel, Andrea Graf, Sheldon Fernandes, Pieter Berends
  • Patent number: 9278110
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions intended for reducing, ideally for eliminating, regurgitation and/or gastro-oesophageal reflux phenomena affecting a subject. Anti-regurgitation and/or anti-reflux infant formulas and milks intended for feeding newborn babies, infants and young children are more particularly described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED PHARMACEUTICALS
    Inventors: Jonathan Albert Margossian, Nicolas Pradeau, Yannick Fallourd
  • Patent number: 9253993
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing frozen confectionery products comprising a coagulated protein system which contributes to the improvement of textural and sensorial attributes of the confections, in particular of products based on lower fat formulations. Such a protein system is used according to the invention in frozen confection prepared by conventional freezing alone or combined with low temperature freezing wherein it improves the microstructure and stability on frozen products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Madhavi Ummadi, Madansinh Nathusinh Vaghela, Aaron Beth Butterworth, Nirav Chandrakant Pandya, Bridgett Lynn McCune, Christophe Joseph Etienne Schmitt, Joumana Saikali
  • Patent number: 9222117
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions comprising isolated peptides having a leucine content of from about 12 to about 40 weight percent. Also disclosed is a method for isolating leucine-rich peptides from protein sources such as bovine whey and methods of use for these peptides to provide beneficial effects in a human and/or animal such as increasing blood flow, decreasing blood pressure, increasing muscle mass, improving cognitive function, improving cardiovascular function, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Glanbia Nutritionals (Ireland) Ltd.
    Inventors: Brent Petersen, Loren S. Ward, Eric D. Bastian, Stanley Wrobel
  • Patent number: 9131710
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vegetal milk, in the form of a granulated powder or of a solution, produced from vegetable raw materials and capable of replacing milk of animal origin, and more particularly cow's milk, and also the uses thereof as novel products intended for human foodstuffs. The present invention also relates to a process for preparing such vegetable milk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: ROQUETTE FRERES
    Inventors: Bernard Boursier, Bruno Gehin
  • Patent number: 9127322
    Abstract: A yeast including a cell wall having a low mannan content, wherein the yeast has an immunopotentiating capability, and is able to grow in a YPD liquid medium with an osmotic pressure of 300 mOsm, and wherein, when a part of a pre-culture of the yeast grown in a YPDS liquid medium is added to the YPD liquid medium so that OD660 is adjusted to 0.1, followed by incubating at 30° C. for 24 hours, the yeast grows to increase the OD660 of the YPD liquid medium to 1.0 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignees: ORIENTAL YEAST CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Azuma, Taro Tachibana, Shuhei Furukawa, Ryoichi Nakajima, Hajime Watanabe, Sayumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9078459
    Abstract: An animal feed mixture containing DL-methionyl-DL-methionine and salts thereof for animals kept in aquacultures is provided. Methods for preparing DL-methionyl-DL-methionine of formula (I) and methods to fractionate the diasteriomeric forms obtained are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Kobler, Thomas Haeussner, Christoph Weckbecker
  • Patent number: 9072767
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions intended for reducing, ideally for eliminating, regurgitation and/or gastro-oesophageal reflux phenomena affecting a subject. Anti-regurgitation and/or anti-reflux infant formulas and milks intended for feeding newborn babies, infants and young children are more particularly described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: UNITED PHARMACEUTICALS
    Inventors: Jonathan Albert Margossian, Nicolas Pradeau, Yannick Fallourd
  • Patent number: 9067162
    Abstract: An agricultural product treatment system. A preferred embodiment of the invention includes a truncated conical section which has a small diameter at one end in fluid communication with a conduit array conveying particulate matter from the DT. An open large diameter end of the structure is axially coextensive and coaxial with an expanded diameter conduit portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Crown Iron Works Company
    Inventor: George E. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20150147457
    Abstract: A nutrient composition comprises an essential nutrient in which at least one exchangeable H atom is 2H and/or at least one C atom is 13C. The nutrient is thus protected from, inter alia, active oxygen species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Mikhail Sergeevich Shchepinov
  • Publication number: 20150147452
    Abstract: An aqueous solution of a soy protein product having a protein content of at least about 60 wt % (N×6.25) d.b. which is completely soluble in aqueous media at a pH of less than about 4.4 and heat stable at that pH range is adjusted in pH to a pH of about 6.1 to about 8. The resulting product is further processed by drying the product, recovering and drying any precipitated soy protein material, heat treating and then drying the product, or heat treating the product and recovering and drying any precipitated soy protein material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Brent E. Green, Martin Schweizer, Kevin I. Segall
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9040075
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of increasing lean body mass and reducing fat body mass in infants, said method comprising administration to an infant, term or preterm, a nutritional formula comprising a source of DHA and ARA. It has been found that the administration of DHA and ARA, or a source thereof, in infants can increase lean body mass and reduce fat body mass, when compared to an unsupplemented control formula, without impacting the total overall growth of the infant. This method is especially useful in preterm infants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Nancy Auestad, Joan R. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20150141524
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of a solid bio-product wherein at least 80% of the original indigestible oligosaccharide (raffmose, stachyose and verbascose) content has been degraded into digestible mono- and disaccharides, comprising the following steps: 1) providing a mixture of milled or flaked or otherwise disintegrated biomass, comprising oligosaccharides and optionally polysaccharides and further comprising proteinaceous plant parts, water and one or more enzyme preparations containing ?-galactosidase(s); 2) reacting the mixture resulting from step (1) under continuous mixing and under conditions where the water content in the initial mixture does not exceed 65% by weight, for 0.15-36 hours at a temperature of about 20-65° C.; 3) incubating the reacted mixture from step (2) at a temperature and in a time period which inactivate said ?-galactosidase(s), as well as solid bio-products obtainable by such method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Hamlet Protein A/S
    Inventors: Katrine Hvid Ellegard, Karl Kristian Thomsen, Ole Kaae Hansen
  • Patent number: 9034412
    Abstract: Isolated wheat proteins that are substantially free of sulfites and compositions formed from the isolated wheat proteins are described. Methods of forming compositions which include isolated wheat proteins that are substantially free of sulfites are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Neal D. Bassi, Leonidas R Bell, Brook A. Carson, Normand Germain, Michel Giroux
  • Patent number: 9034402
    Abstract: The present invention provides protein hydrolysate compositions, processes for making protein hydrolysate compositions, and food products comprising protein hydrolysate compositions. The protein hydrolysate compositions generally comprise polypeptide fragments having primarily either an arginine residue or a lysine residue at each carboxyl terminus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Solae, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore M. Wong, Phillip S. Kerr, Parthasarathi Ghosh, Jason F. Lombardi, Yadilka Maldonado, Gitte B. Lynglev, Tine Hoff, Lars L H Christensen, Peter R. Oestergaard
  • Publication number: 20150132440
    Abstract: A composition of dipeptides or tripeptides or ester derivatives may be used as a nutritional supplement and to modulate expression of genes associated with healthy maintenance and regulation of muscular and neurological tissue. The compositions include dipeptides and/or tripeptides of branched chain amino acids and optionally include adjuvants, anti-aging compounds and may be provided in a dissolvable powder or liquid form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: John H Owoc
  • Patent number: 9028905
    Abstract: A process for cooking a food in oil and/or fat is provided. A dry pea protein mixture or an aqueous pea protein is added to a food prior to cooking. The amount of oil and/or fat absorbed by the food during cooking is substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Proteus Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne S. Saunders, Stephen D. Kelleher, Peter G. Williamson, William R. Fielding
  • Publication number: 20150126441
    Abstract: Nutritive proteins comprising no phenylalanine (Phe) are provided. In some embodiments the nutritive proteins comprise at least one of a level of a) a ratio of branch chain amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present in the nutritive protein equal to or greater than the ratio of branch chain amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present in a benchmark protein; b) a ratio of leucine residues to total amino acid residues present in the nutritive protein equal to or greater than the ratio of leucine residues to total amino acid residues present in a benchmark protein; and c) a ratio of essential amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present in the nutritive protein equal to or greater than the ratio of essential amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present a benchmark protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: David Arthur Berry, Brett Adam Bohigian, Nathaniel W. Silver, Michael J. Hamill, Geoffrey von Maltzahn, John F. Kramarczyk, Rajeev Chillakuru
  • Patent number: 9023417
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a novel use of a food composition for human use, having fewer than 1600 picomoles of polyamines, for the production of a medical food which is intended to combat a syndrome or pathology involving N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunit NR2-B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Univeriste de Rennes 1, Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2
    Inventors: Jacques-Philippe Moulinoux, Guy Simonnet
  • Publication number: 20150118387
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes for contacting a protein containing material with one or more wet-mill streams. The protein content of the protein containing material is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Johannis Cornelis Slabbekoorn, Johan Willy Gabriel De Meester, Jacobus Stephanus Vercouteren, Cornelis Johannes Maria Schot, Annemiek F.S. Van Cauteren, Rita Delrue, Eugene J. Fox, Donald Lee Shandera, JR., Charles P. Anderson, Eric Bell
  • Publication number: 20150110948
    Abstract: Protein products from pulses are obtained using procedures in which calcium chloride is used in multiple extractions of pulse protein source material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Schweizer, Kevin I. Segall
  • Patent number: 9011959
    Abstract: A novel canola protein isolate made predominantly of 2S canola protein and having equal to better solubility properties and improved clarity properties, has an increased proportion of 2S canola protein and a decreased proportion of 7S canola protein. The novel canola protein isolate is formed by heat treatment or isoelectric precipitation of aqueous supernatant from canola protein micelle formation and precipitation, to effect precipitation of 7S protein which is sedimented and removed. Alternatively, the novel canola protein isolate may be derived from a selective membrane procedure in which an aqueous canola protein solution containing 12S, 7S and 2S canola proteins is subjected to a first selective membrane technique to retain 12S and 7S canola proteins in a retentate, which is dried to provide a canola protein isolate consisting predominantly of 7S canola protein, and to permit 2S canola protein to pass through the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Burcon Nutrascience (MB) Corp.
    Inventors: Martin Schweizer, Brent E. Green, Kevin I. Segall, Randy Willardsen
  • Publication number: 20150104541
    Abstract: Provided is a nutritionally enhanced derivative (isolate) from Stabilized Rice Bran (SRB) with improved antioxidant, fat and protein levels enhancing both the nutritional and yield values over existing techniques. Also provided is an improved method that utilizes certain enzyme combinations under various time and temperature conditions for extracting these nutritionally enhanced isolates from SRB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: IKE E. LYNCH, GLENN H. SULLIVAN, LARRY R. MILLER
  • Patent number: 9005690
    Abstract: A flowable aerated composition is provided which comprises hydrophobin and a yield stress agent, the composition having a continuous phase viscosity, measured at a shear rate of 10 s?1, of from 0.01 to 2000 Pa s, and a continuous phase apparent yield stress of at least 4 Pa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Lynne Aldred, Andrew Richard Cox, Simeon Dobrev Stoyanov
  • Patent number: 9005685
    Abstract: A food product is defined by a moist, fruit-paste matrix, having a water activity level in a range of 0.55 to 0.70, within which protein particulates are intermixed. The protein particulates include protein bits having a bulk density of about 0.4 g/cc and provided with a natural syrup coating. With the added protein bits, the protein level of the food product is at least 10 grams per serving or 10 grams/50-55 grams of the food product. The food product can be provided in the form of a snack product, such as a bite-sized snack product or a snack bar. The invention also sets forth a method of making the food product wherein provisions are taken to assure that the protein bits are properly coated, separated, sized and added to the fruit-paste matrix under time and other condition constraints to assure the integrity of the protein bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Whitni Cotton, Penny Hurlston, Jesse Van Hallowell
  • Publication number: 20150099035
    Abstract: The present invention describes fermentation methods for producing animal feeds enriched with omega-3 fatty acids from cellulosic feedstock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: PRAIRIE AQUATECH
    Inventors: Jason Bootsma, William Gibbons, Michael Rinehart, Liyan Chen
  • Publication number: 20150099052
    Abstract: A pre-packaged food or beverage product is provided which includes macronutrients in the form of protein, carbohydrate and fat, wherein each complete serving of the product has the same relative proportions of the NRV for each macronutrient, and wherein the fibre content in the serving provides a proportion of the NRV that is at least 5% greater than the proportions of the NRV provided by the fat, protein or carbohydrate in a serving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Guy William Clayton Pope-Mayell, Ross Dixon Rotherham, Jason Paul Rogers
  • Patent number: 8999425
    Abstract: A low sodium salt substitute composition is disclosed that includes (i) from about 3.0% by weight to about 9.0% by weight of sodium acid sulfate; (ii) from about 2% by weight to about 8% by weight of one or more umami ingredients; (iii) from about 12.0% by weight to about 19.0% by weight of sodium chloride; and (iv) from about 0% by weight to about 95% by weight of a filler, the composition delivering less than 140 mg of sodium while providing an appealing taste to users and complying with the current Food and Drug Administration definition of low sodium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: JCR Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Richard S. Meyer
  • Patent number: 8999426
    Abstract: The supernatant from the deposition of canola protein micellar mass is processed to provide a canola protein isolate which is soluble in an aqueous acidic environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Burcon Nutra Science (MB) Corp.
    Inventors: Kevin I. Segall, Brent E. Green, Martin Schweizer
  • Publication number: 20150093495
    Abstract: A method for producing a secreted recombinant polypeptide sequence is provided. In some embodiments it comprises providing a recombinant microorganism comprising a recombinant nucleic acid comprising a first nucleic acid sequence encoding the recombinant polypeptide sequence operatively linked to a second nucleic acid sequence encoding a signal peptide; and culturing the recombinant microorganism in a culture medium under conditions sufficient for production and secretion of the recombinant protein by the recombinant microorganism. In some embodiments the coding sequence for the signal peptide is not native to the recombinant microorganism. In some embodiments the recombinant microorganism is photo synthetic. Also provided are recombinant photosynthetic microorganisms, isolated polypeptides comprising a signal peptide comprising an amino acid sequence disclosed herein, and isolated nucleic acids comprising a coding sequence for one of the signal peptides, among other things.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Pronutria, Inc.
    Inventors: Gaozhong Shen, David M. Young, Subhayu Basu, Katherine G. Gora, Carine Robichon-Iyer, Nathaniel W. Silver, David Arthur Berry
  • Patent number: 8993032
    Abstract: A protein rehydration/recovery beverage composition is provided, including an aqueous component such as water, hydrolyzed protein, and sodium acid sulfate and at least one other edible acid. The hydrolyzed protein may be hydrolyzed whey and optionally hydrolyzed collagen. In addition, the beverage composition may include at least one carbohydrate, such as sucrose, and one or more non-nutritive sweeteners. A protein rehydration/recovery beverage composition is provided, including an aqueous component, hydrolyzed proteins and an acid blend. The acid blend contains a first acid component including at least one of phosphoric acid and citric acid, and a second acid component including at least one of tartaric acid, fumaric acid, malic acid, gluconic acid, ascorbic acid, and lactic acid. Also, a method for making a protein recovery beverage composition that has a pH of less than about 4.2. The rehydration/recovery beverage is stable and clean tasting, and has a low viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.
    Inventors: Liangji Xu, Vincent Rinaldi, Zeinab Ali, Kelly Van Dyke, Andrew Damin
  • Patent number: 8993030
    Abstract: An aerated composition having a pH of less than 5.5 is provided, which composition comprises hydrophobin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Conopco
    Inventors: Deborah Lynne Aldred, Andrew Richard Cox