Carbohydrate Containing Patents (Class 426/658)
  • Patent number: 11207344
    Abstract: Provided is a solubilization enhancer for pyrroloquinoline quinone or a salt thereof in an aqueous solvent, comprising resistant dextrin as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Kazuto Ikemoto
  • Patent number: 11197875
    Abstract: Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides in combination with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or carotenoids that can be administered to preterm infants, term infants, toddlers, and children for reducing inflammation and the incidence of inflammatory diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Rachael Buck, Geralyn O. Duska-McEwen, Joseph P. Schaller
  • Patent number: 11129393
    Abstract: Concentrated creams are produced from starting cream compositions characterized as homogenous, oil-in-water emulsions containing fat globules, phospholipid membrane components and non-fat solids, and which have an initial fat content between about 35 to about 55 percent by weight. To produce the concentrated creams, moisture is removed from the starting cream compositions through evaporative processing, and as a result, the concentrated cream remains in a homogenous state, retains the fat globules, phospholipid membrane components and non-fat solids, and includes a concentrated fat content of at least about 70 percent by weight. In addition, the concentrated cream may be in an oil-in-water or a bi-continuous emulsion. Evaporative processing may be through a wiped film evaporator or a scraped surface heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Land O'Lakes, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Glenn, III, Richard Dinesen, Clint Garoutte, Jason Thompson
  • Patent number: 11124535
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising one or more steviol glycosides which composition comprises kaurenoic acid in an amount of no more than 150 ppm. The invention also relates to a method for preparing a steviol glycoside composition, which method comprises: providing a steviol glycoside composition; combining the steviol glycoside composition with a solvent to form a steviol glycoside solution; and crystallizing a steviol glycoside composition from the steviol glycoside solution, wherein the crystallization is carried out at pH7.0 or below. The invention also relates to a method for reducing the kaurenoic acid content of a steviol glycoside composition, which method comprises: providing a steviol glycoside composition which comprises kaurenoic acid; combining the steviol glycoside composition with a solvent to form a steviol glycoside solution; and crystallizing a steviol glycoside composition from the steviol glycoside solution, wherein the crystallization is carried out at pH7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Robert Geertman, Igor Galaev
  • Patent number: 11071317
    Abstract: A method of enhancing sweetness in a low-intensity sweetener-containing comestible composition of reduced low-intensity sweetener content, comprising the addition thereto of a sweetness-enhancing proportion of cellobiose. The method allows the proportion of undesirable low-intensity sweetener, such as sugar and high fructose corn syrup, to be reduced, while retaining a desired sweetness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: GIVAUDAN S.A.
    Inventors: Hedy Kulka, Ioana Maria Ungureanu
  • Patent number: 11033503
    Abstract: A method and composition are provided for coating a component to achieve colon-targeted delivery. A component is coated with a fructose-based non-digestible carbohydrate such as a inulin, fructo-oligosaccharide or neosugar. The coated component is orally administered to a monogastric animal. The non-digestible coating causes the composition to pass through the stomach and small intestine without being degraded, and delivers the component to the colon where the coating is digested by microbial fermentation and the component is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Guy W Miller
  • Patent number: 11026983
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel Bifidobacterium strain having an excellent growth promoting effect, and a nutraceutical composition for promotion of growth, which contains the strain. The strain of the present invention has a beneficial effect of promoting growth by promoting the digestion of human milk oligosaccharides to enhance immunity together with physical strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Cell Biotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myung Jun Chung
  • Patent number: 10925853
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oral tablet for delivery of cannabinoids to mucosal surfaces comprising a population of particles and one or more cannabinoids, the population of particles comprising a) directly compressible (DC) sugar alcohol particles and b) non-directly compressible (non-DC) sugar alcohol particles, the non-DC particles providing the tablet with a plurality of discrete non-DC areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NORDICCAN A/S
    Inventors: Heidi Ziegler Bruun, Dorthe Schackinger Boesen, Ane Eriksen, Helle Wittorff
  • Patent number: 10888061
    Abstract: Inbred corn line designated MM66 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of inbred corn line MM66, to the plants and plant parts of inbred corn line MM66 and to methods for producing a corn plant, either inbred or hybrid, by crossing inbred corn line MM66 with itself or another corn line. The invention also relates to products produced from the seeds, plants, or parts thereof, of inbred corn lines MM66 and/or of the hybrids produced using the inbred as a parent. The invention further relates to methods for producing a corn plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic plants produced by that method and to methods for producing other inbred corn lines derived from inbred corn line MM66.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: LIMAGRAIN EUROPE S.A., KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Freeman Whitehead
  • Patent number: 10856557
    Abstract: Method for coating a piece of chocolate that includes a placement step for placing an edible metal foil having a thickness less than 20 micrometers on at least one part of the outer surface of a surface layer of said piece of chocolate, said layer comprising cocoa butter, a heating step in which the piece of chocolate is exposed to a temperature equal to or greater than the melting temperature of the cocoa butter such that the cocoa butter of said layer melts and attaches said foil to the layer, and a solidification step wherein the melted butter solidifies, the foil being adhered to the surface layer of said piece of chocolate. The invention also relates to a piece of chocolate made according to the methods disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Juan María Iriarte Baleztena
  • Patent number: 10813374
    Abstract: A method of forming a low moisture block with cold flow resistance proceeds by subjecting a feed mixture containing molasses-like liquids to mixing to form a homogenous mixture; dehydrating the molasses-like mixture to less than about 2.0% moisture using heating; adding to the dehydrated molasses-like liquid mixture one or more feed ingredients in dry ingredient form, comprising 10% to 50% by weight of the resulting mixture; and adding to the dehydrated molasses-like mixture a composition comprising CaO or reactive MgO or combinations thereof, with the composition comprising 0.1% to 10% by weight of the resulting mixture. The composition is mixed in to form a homogenous mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ridley USA Inc.
    Inventors: Chunjiang Fu, Dan Dhuyvetter
  • Patent number: 10807791
    Abstract: A nut butter spread is described to include nut portions blended in a nut butter base. The nut portions are derived from nuts having been finished (e.g., prior to introduction to the nut butter base) via a slicing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Conagra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashlee Schlange, Cara Tabor, Rodney Green, Travis Campbell
  • Patent number: 10701962
    Abstract: Gels made from oat proteins include partially hydrolysed oat protein, or oat protein and an organic acid or acidulant, or oat protein and inulin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Lingyun Chen
  • Patent number: 10653602
    Abstract: Disclosed is a foam booster that is capable of producing or increasing the amount of foam in any given composition. The foam booster includes a saccharide blend having 30 wt. % to 50 wt. % of an aldohexose or mixture of aldohexoses, 20 wt. % to 55 wt. % of a ketohexose or mixture of ketohexoses; and 10 wt. % to 20 wt. % of a disaccharide or mixture of disaccharides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Coast Southwest Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon Smith Butz, Amit Patel
  • Patent number: 10646510
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a confectionary comprises at least one sweetener, at least one stabilizer, at least one emulsifier, water, a first active ingredient, and an enrobing layer. The water may comprise 2 to 20 wt. % of the confectionary. The confectionary may have a water activity of from 0.45 to 0.65. The confectionary may be aerated such that the density of the confectionary is 0.7 to 1.25 grams per cubic centimeter. The confectionary may have a pH of 5.0 to 8.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Eclaire Farm, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Rifkin, Charles Bedell
  • Patent number: 10639319
    Abstract: Disclosed are nutritional compositions including human milk oligosaccharides that can be administered to individuals including preterm infants, infants, toddlers, children, and adults for preventing injury and/or improving the healing of the gastrointestinal tract. Additional suitable methods of using the nutritional compositions including the human milk oligosaccharides are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Steven R. Davis, Jomay Chow
  • Patent number: 10632142
    Abstract: Resistant potato starch is demonstrated to have therapeutic effects on ulcerative colitis through attenuation of diarrhea, repair or reduction of intestinal damage, modulation of local gene expression and treatment of intestinal dysbiosis. Administering resistant potato starch in pigs pre-exposed to colitis improved fecal score although use of resistant potato starch as a preventive measure did not prevent diarrhea associated with induction of colitis and in fact impaired the ability of the resistant potato starch to treat ulcerative colitis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: McPharma Biotech Inc.
    Inventors: Derek McLaren, Earl McLaren
  • Patent number: 10609945
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nutritional composition comprising at least one fucosylated oligosaccharide and at least one N-acetylated oligosaccharide, for use in reducing and/or controlling food intake in an infant or a young child, and/or for use in promoting a healthy growth in an infant or a young child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Aristea Binia, Jose Manuel Ramos Nieves, Chiara Nembrini, Norbert Sprenger, Laurent Favre
  • Patent number: 10537124
    Abstract: Sorbic acid or benzoic acid is stabilized in syrup and finished beverages by solubilizing potassium sorbate or sodium benzoate and then adding the solubilized potassium sorbate or sodium or potassium benzoate into a stabilizer solution at pH 2-4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: PEPSICO, INC.
    Inventors: Naijie Zhang, William Mutilangi
  • Patent number: 10485257
    Abstract: Methods of preparing highly purified steviol glycosides, particularly rebaudiosides A, D and X are described. The method includes expression of UDP-glucosyltransferases from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, which are capable converting certain steviol glycosides to rebaudiosides A, D and X. The highly purified rebaudiosides A, D and X, are useful as non-caloric sweetener in edible and chewable compositions such as any beverages, confectioneries, bakery products, cookies, and chewing gums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventors: Avetik Markosyan, Cyrille Jarrin, Patrick Robe, Rob ter Halle, Indra Prakash, Venkata Sai Prakash Chaturvedula
  • Patent number: 10188131
    Abstract: An improved method refines cellulose to produce a highly refined cellulosic material in combination with a hydrocolloid. The method comprises soaking raw material from primarily parenchymal cell wall structures in an aqueous solution which need not contain an agent to modify the fiber (e.g., a mild alkalizing or alkaline agent and/or solution) using reduced temperatures and pressures, and refining the material with a plate refiner so that a waste water stream is reduced in volume. The mass of fiber is combined with a hydrocolloid and the combined mass is then sheared is dried to produce the Highly Refined Cellulose in an intimately associated or bound structure with the hydrocolloid. The highly refined fiber/hydrocolloid product can also provide excellent thickening properties to a degree unexpected from simple additive effects of the materials. The unique methodology in the combining of the ingredients surprisingly affects the final properties of the combined materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Brock M. Lundberg
  • Patent number: 10160781
    Abstract: Disclosed are steviol glycosides referred to as rebaudioside V and rebaudioside W. Also disclosed are methods for producing rebaudioside M (Reb M), rebausoside G (Reb G), rebaudioside KA (Reb KA), rebaudioside V (Reb V) and rebaudioside (Reb W).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Conagen Inc.
    Inventors: Guohong Mao, Xiaodan Yu
  • Patent number: 10143538
    Abstract: Described is an orthodontic aligner implement that can ensure the accuracy and efficiency of clear aligner orthodontic therapies as well as increase patient compliance by reducing discomfort and combining functionality into a breath-freshening medium. The implement includes a consumable mass having at least two channels disposed on opposite sides of the mass and traversing the width of the mass. The channels are adapted to seat between opposing anterior or incisor teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Movemints, LLC
    Inventor: David A. Pechersky
  • Patent number: 10092614
    Abstract: The present document describes a nutriprotective diet comprising a nutriprotective amount of a sugar plant syrup, a sugar plant syrup extract, a sugar plant extract, or combinations thereof The present document also describes a method of eliciting a nutriprotective effect in a subject, which comprises administering a nutriprotective amount of a nutriprotective diet according to the present invention. Also, the present document also describes a method of treating a subject with a disorder, by administering a nutriprotective amount of a nutriprotective diet according to the present invention. Also, the present document describes a process for the extraction of polyphenolic compounds from maple syrup using adsorbent materials, and the extracts obtained therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FÉDÉRATION DES PRODUCTEURS ACÉRICOLES DU QUÉBEC
    Inventors: Steeves Potvin, Vincent Bédard, François Béland, Geneviève Béland, Keiko Abe
  • Patent number: 9962399
    Abstract: Borocarbohydrate complex containing compositions are presented that have an improved di-complex to boric acid ratio. In some embodiments, compositions are characterized by a di-complex to boric acid ratio of at least 5:1 and more typically at least 10:1 in liquid form, and at least 20:1 in dried form. In other embodiments, compositions are characterized by a minimum content of 80 wt % di-complex and a boric acid content of less than 15 wt %, and more typically less than 5 wt %. Contemplated compositions are thought to have improved biological activity and reduced content of undesired components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: VDF Futureceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Hunter
  • Patent number: 9963726
    Abstract: A food product comprises an oligosaccharide composition that is digestion resistant or slowly digestible. The oligosaccharide composition can be produced by a process that comprises producing an aqueous composition that comprises at least one oligosaccharide and at least one monosaccharide by saccharification of starch, membrane filtering the aqueous composition to form a monosaccharide-rich stream and an oligosaccharide-rich stream, and recovering the oligosaccharide-rich stream. Alternatively, the oligosaccharide composition can be produced by a process that comprises heating an aqueous feed composition that comprises at least one monosaccharide or linear saccharide oligomer, and that has a solids concentration of at least about 70% by weight, to a temperature of at least about 40° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Harrison, Andrew J. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9957537
    Abstract: A food product comprises an oligosaccharide composition that is digestion resistant or slowly digestible. The oligosaccharide composition can be produced by a process that comprises producing an aqueous composition that comprises at least one oligosaccharide and at least one monosaccharide by saccharification of starch, membrane filtering the aqueous composition to form a monosaccharide-rich stream and an oligosaccharide-rich stream, and recovering the oligosaccharide-rich stream. Alternatively, the oligosaccharide composition can be produced by a process that comprises heating an aqueous feed composition that comprises at least one monosaccharide or linear saccharide oligomer, and that has a solids concentration of at least about 70% by weight, to a temperature of at least about 40° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Harrison, Andrew J. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9955717
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a nystose crystal-containing powder that has excellent fluidity suitable for handling, and shows a suppressed powder-blown-up phenomenon. The nystose crystal-containing powder has a nystose content of 83 to 89 wt %; the powder has 0.2 to 18.6 wt % of gluconic acid relative to a total weight of nystose crystals contained in the powder; and the powder has a water content of 8 to 14 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MEIJI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Toyota, Hiroki Ohara
  • Patent number: 9913486
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water-based coatings for frozen confectioneries intended for animal consumption. In particular, it relates to the use of starch and protein in the preparation of a low fat water-based coating for a frozen confectionery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Shantha Chandrasekaran Nalur
  • Patent number: 9884120
    Abstract: Provided is a flavor modifying composition including a blend of a water soluble filler including plant fibers; and at least one sucrose substitute of natural source, wherein said flavor modifying composition includes at least 90% w/w of the filler, the amount being determined when said composition is in dry form; and said flavor modifying composition is water soluble. The flavor modifying composition is particularly effective in enhancing sweet taste and/or aroma of a product. Further provided are products including the flavor modifying composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: UNAVOO FOOD TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Yuval Maymon, Avner Gordin, Jeff Cohen, Jack Dweck
  • Patent number: 9872869
    Abstract: A food or supplement for pregnant women comprising water soluble, non-digestible saccharides is described. The composition is used to improve the flora and/or immune system of the pregnant women, to improve the immune system of the infant and to improve the intestinal flora of the infant after birth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: N. V. Nutricia
    Inventors: Christopher Beermann, Jan Knol, Martine Sandra Alles, Bernd Stahl, Günther Boehm
  • Patent number: 9816362
    Abstract: A method of treating a well, the method including forming in-situ or using a polymeric material in a treatment fluid that is introduced into a well, wherein the polymeric material is produced by reacting: (a) a polysaccharide, wherein each molecule of the polysaccharide has at least one reducing chain end; and (b) a chain connector, wherein each molecule of the chain connector has at least two functional groups for reacting with the reducing end of the polysaccharide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmie Dean Weaver, David Loveless
  • Patent number: 9801403
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sweetener composition, in particular having a reduced physiological calorific value (energy content), preferably for sweetening food, wherein the sweetener composition contains a combination of at least one sweetener and at least one water-soluble, bulk substance, and to the use of said sweetener composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Kruger GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Willibert Krüger
  • Patent number: 9795120
    Abstract: Consumable feed products and vegetation are delivered to animals using a single container in which the container holds the feed product and is used to deliver the feed and which includes ungerminated seeds embedded in the container body. The seeds are caused to germinate and produce vegetation from the container body, and the germinated seeds and/or vegetation is fed to the animal. Multiple containers may be used simultaneously so that while the consumable feed product from one container is used to feed an animal, another container may be used to grow vegetation or deliver vegetation to the animal. Confined birds such as poultry and chicks may benefit from ingesting feed and vegetation produced from such containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION LLC
    Inventors: Bill L. Miller, Michael S. Burr, Gordon Ballam, Jodi Moore, Mikel Roeder, Erin Venable
  • Patent number: 9763465
    Abstract: The inventions discloses a composition comprising at least one N-acetyl lactosamine, at least one sialylated oligosaccharide and at least one fucosylated oligosaccharide, for use in preventing acute respiratory infections (ARI) and/or relieving symptoms of said ARI infections. Preferably said composition is a starter infant formula. Said acute respiratory infection is in particular bronchiolitis or otitis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Norbert Sprenger
  • Patent number: 9668982
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical dosage form includes an effective amount of L-menthol for treating a gastrointestinal disorder. The L-menthol is within a plurality of particulates having a core including crystalline L-menthol dissolved in a terpene-based essential oil. A proteinaceous coating of a continuous film of proteinaceous material is over the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Zx Pharma, LLC
    Inventors: Syed M. Shah, Fred Hassan, Daniel Hassan, Sarah Hassan
  • Patent number: 9668958
    Abstract: To provide a composition for preventing periodontal diseases (prophylactic agent of periodontal diseases), the composition having an excellent cariostatic property, being safe and stable for prolonged use and having less effects on flavor. A non-cariogenic material prepared by blending a rare sugar in the D form as selected from the group consisting of D-psicose, D-sorbose and D-tagatose, a rare sugar in the L form as selected from L-fructose, L-psicose and L-tagatose, or allitol as a rare sugar derivative, singly or in combination. A cariostatic agent comprising D-psicose, D-sorbose, D-tagatose, L-fructose, L-psicose and/or L-tagatose. A cariostatic agent in combination with catechins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignees: MATSUTANI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KAGAWA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tetsuo Iida, Takashi Ichihara, Ken Izumori, Masaaki Tokuda, Takaaki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9585416
    Abstract: The present invention provides the use of a composition comprising non-digestible oligosaccharide for the manufacture of a composition for enteral administration to an infant delivered via caesarean section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: N.V. Nutricia
    Inventors: Joachim Schmitt, Bernd Stahl, Jan Knol
  • Patent number: 9567361
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for utilizing synthetic human milk oligosaccharides as prebiotics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignees: Glycosyn LLC, Trustees of Boston College
    Inventors: David S Newburg, John M. McCoy, Massimo Merighi, Matthew Ian Heidtman, Zhuoteng Yu
  • Patent number: 9526743
    Abstract: A method and composition are provided for coating a component to achieve colon-targeted delivery. A component is coated with a fructose-based non-digestible carbohydrate such as a inulin, fructo-oligosaccharide or neosugar. The coated component is orally administered to a monogastric animal. The non-digestible coating causes the composition to pass through the stomach and small intestine without being degraded, and delivers the component to the colon where the coating is digested by microbial fermentation and the component is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Guy W. Miller
  • Patent number: 9491959
    Abstract: Nutritional products and methods for modulating off-taste intensity in nutritional products are provided. In a general embodiment, a nutritional product is provided and includes a blend of carbohydrates in an approximate 1 to 1 to 1 weight ratio. The blend of carbohydrates may include maltodextrin, corn syrup, and sugar. In another embodiment, methods for modulating off-taste intensity of nutritional compositions are provided and include modifying the sweetness of the nutritional product so that it is moderate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Mamum Al Monsoor, Abby Mary Bauer
  • Patent number: 9338991
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inbred corn line designated JFF6785, methods for producing a corn plant by crossing plants of the inbred line JFF6785 with plants of another corn plant. The invention further encompasses all parts of inbred corn line JFF6785, including culturable cells. Additionally provided herein are methods for introducing transgenes into inbred corn line JFF6785, and plants produced according to these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: Glenn Cornell Hile
  • Patent number: 9327025
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide a method of synthesizing a novel enriched 10-boron drug for treatment of cancer by Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) method. In BNCT, drug containing enriched 10-Boron has the important role in final treatment efficiency. The composition is Enriched 10-Boron Calcium Fructo Borate (E10BCFB). The Calcium Fructo-Borate is found in some vegetables. E10BCFB is in fact an artificial Calcium Fructo-Borate which is synthesized chemically with enriched 10-Boron. E10BCFB becomes an important competitor drug in the fight against some cancerous cells. The composition is applied orally and parenterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Hanif Kazerooni, Bahram Nasernejad, Abbas Abdolmalaki, Akbar Zare
  • Patent number: 9284570
    Abstract: The invention relates to recombinant expression of a steviol or steviol glycosides biosynthetic pathway enzymes in cells and the production of steviol or steviol glycosides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Gregory Stephanopoulos, Parayil K. Ajikumar
  • Patent number: 9125836
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film preparation having both rapid solubility and flexibility at the same time. The film preparation is characterized by comprising: an active-ingredient-containing layer comprising an active ingredient, a water-soluble polymer selected from the group consisting of methyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, and hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, and a disintegrating agent; and an active-ingredient-free layer comprising methyl cellulose and/or hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose. It is further characterized in that the amount of the active ingredient is 0.1-75.0 mass % of a total mass of the film preparation and a total content of the active ingredient and the water-soluble polymer in the active-ingredient-containing layer is 15.0-95.0 mass % of a total mass of the active-ingredient-containing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: SATO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiro Nagaso, Mitsutoshi Tatara, Toshihito Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9103821
    Abstract: Among other things, the present disclosure provides methods for enriching, identifying, and/or quantifying unusually modified glycans (e.g., phosphorylated glycans, sulfated glycans, and/or multi-acetylated glycans). In many embodiments, methods comprise providing a glycan preparation from which sialic acids have been released; subjecting the sialidase-treated glycan preparation to a separation technique that separates glycans based on charge-to-mass ratio; and quantifying the charged products using at least one quantification standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos J. Bosques, Jennifer Lynn Murphy, Sibel Nur Gunay, Zachary Shriver, Cuihua Liu
  • Patent number: 9089487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microspheres comprising a core material, wherein the microsphere is perfectly spherical and has a moisture content less than 1%, and the method of manufacturing the same. The present invention is useful in the manufacture of sustained and modified release active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) microspheres, as a free flowing excipient for mini-tablets and in the manufacture of API dispersions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: SPI Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Cecil W. Propst, Marc W. Meadows, Michael S. Todd
  • 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: 20150140132
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide Humulus lupulus-derived monoterpene glycosyltransferase and a method for producing a monoterpene glycoside by means of this enzyme. The present invention provides Humulus lupulus-derived monoterpene glycosyltransferase and a method for producing a monoterpene glycoside by means of this enzyme. The present invention provides a transformant transformed with a gene for Humulus lupulus-derived monoterpene glycosyltransferase and a method for producing such a transformant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Eiichiro Ono, Nobuo Tsuruoka
  • 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