Potable Water Or Ice Compositions Or Processes Of Preparing Same Patents (Class 426/66)
  • Patent number: 10231474
    Abstract: A consumable composition may include naringenin at concentrations suitable to improve certain characteristics of the composition. Naringenin may, for example, be added to a composition or included in a sweetening composition that may be added therein to adjust sweetness attributes. For example, beverages that include one or more steviol glycosides may typically be deficient in upfront sweetness, and naringenin may be added therein to improve the temporal profile of sweetness delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DR PEPPER/SEVEN UP, INC.
    Inventors: Stacey K. Walton, Gino E. Olcese
  • Patent number: 9986752
    Abstract: This invention is a concentrated alkali buffer+minerals additive within a range of concentrated alkali buffer+mineral formulations to be added to municipal tap waters, commercial non-carbonated bottled waters or natural spring waters. The additive increases the pH value of these consumable drinking waters and delivers the essential and indispensable minerals of the concentrated alkali buffer+minerals formulations in order to influence alterations in the anion gap and for blood pH balancing in the alkaline range when bicarbonate production is diminished or endogenous acid production (EAP) is overwhelming and the body is using minerals sacrificed from physiologically essential repositories in order to compensate for pH swings caused by EAP or other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Lawrence M. Green
  • Patent number: 9839647
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a processed food composition containing, as an active ingredient, psicose, which is a saccharide having the function of stimulating a daidzein conversion into equol by an intestinal microorganism in the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: CJ CHEILJEDANG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taek Beom Kim, Seong Bo Kim, Min Hae Kim, Sung Jae Yang, Jae Hong Han
  • Patent number: 9655838
    Abstract: The invention provides antibacterial combinations of essential oils comprising bisabolol and one or more essential oils selected from citral, carvacrol, oregano extract, and rosemary, or comprising carvacrol and one or more essential oils selected from bisabolol, thymol, and rosemary, together with compositions, e.g., oral care compositions, comprising these combinations, and uses therefore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Michael Prencipe, Shashank Potnis, Steven Fisher, Navin Lewis, Gary Tambs
  • Patent number: 9497986
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an efficient method of improving the solubility of zinc in zinc-containing still drinking water so as to extend its shelf life. This method comprises a carbonating step of said still drinking water with a low carbon dioxide concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Marchal, Yohann Roux
  • Patent number: 9282757
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for preparing compositions containing thaumatin having desired properties. More particularly but not exclusively, it relates to compositions containing thaumatin having particular organoleptic properties, and to processes for their manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Charles Boy
  • Patent number: 9132150
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for supplying a magnesium enriched drinking water, including circulating water through a bed of magnesium compound. The health-promoting water contains magnesium between 10 and 500 mg/liter, and further it may contain additional health promoting salts, while being sodium free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Dead Sea Bromine Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Ron Guy, Nikolay Fux, Michael Bonan, Eitan Dafny, Gideon Shikolsky
  • Patent number: 9045359
    Abstract: A reverse osmosis negative-ion water dispenser comprising a polypropylene filter element, a granular active carbon filter element and a compressed active carbon filter element inside a housing; a low pressure switch, a booster pump, an inlet solenoid valve, an RO filter bottle, an RO membrane and two water outlets for concentrated water and pure water respectively are also provided, wherein the water outlet for concentrated water is connected with a flush solenoid valve and a waste water proportioner assembly, the water outlet for pure water is connected with a storage tank through a high pressure switch and a float switch; the storage tank is provided with a high-low level three-line water level switch and connected to a combined hot and cold exchange tank. A negative-ion generating device comprising a solenoid valve, a fast heating equipment and a negative-ion filter device is provided to generate negative-ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Guangdong Pinshine Environmental Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chen-Sheng Tsai, Qi-Ming Xia, Tie-Gang Chen, Qin Zhou
  • Patent number: 9023410
    Abstract: Methods and systems for grouping, recovering, and processing ice and water derived therefrom obtained from an ice source, i.e., a glacier, ice sheet, ice cap, etc., are described herein, and in particular, the conveyance thereof in a non-rigid, water-impermeable device, to facilitate water derived from the ice, having specific characteristics, to be traded, stored, conveyed, or transported according to its specific characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Allen Szydlowski, Ian Szydlowski, Juan Carlos Szydlowski
  • Publication number: 20150104544
    Abstract: Methods and systems for grouping, recovering, and processing ice obtained from an ice source, i.e., a glacier, ice sheet, ice cap, etc., are described herein. In particular, the ice obtained from the ice source is separated and grouped according to common unique properties and processed as a beverage for consumption having the same unique properties. Additionally, methods and systems for producing, trading, transporting, and storing commodities are disclosed. More specifically, methods and systems for producing, trading, transporting, and storing large quantities of water having specific characteristics are provided. Methods for transferring title and trading commodities in the form of water are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Allen Szydlowski, Ian Szydlowski, Juan Carlos Szydlowski
  • Patent number: 8951586
    Abstract: A method for extending the use of water during the production of products for human consumption in food production facilities for an extended period of time of at least two production days and up to seven production days by delivering an initial chemical charge at the beginning of each production day to return the process water to the desired antimicrobial solution concentration to provide acceptable antimicrobial control of the process water over the extended period of time. The method providing acceptable antimicrobial control in the processing of any protein or non-protein based food products that require batch or continuous chilling as part of the production process. The length of time that the water may be used in a processing tank may be dramatically and safely increased before the processing tank is emptied for cleaning, sanitizing and refilling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zeco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon R. Bullard, Robert C. Bullard, Battle Glascock
  • Publication number: 20150037463
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for treating water and the use of calcium carbonate in such a process. In particular, the present invention is directed to a process for remineralization of water comprising the steps of (a) providing feed water having a concentration of carbon dioxide of at least 20 mg/l, preferably in a range of 25 to 100 mg/l, and more preferably in a range of 30 to 60 mg/l, (b) providing an aqueous slurry comprising micronized calcium carbonate, and (c) combining the feed water of step (a) and the aqueous slurry of step (b) in order to obtain remineralized water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Skovby, Martine Poffet
  • Publication number: 20150018432
    Abstract: Sweetened compositions comprising at least one sweetener and rebaudioside X are provided herein. Rebaudioside X is present in the sweetened compositions in a concentration at or below the sweetness recognition threshold, while the at least one sweetener is present in a concentration above its sweetness recognition threshold. Rebaudioside X acts to enhance the sweetness of the sweetened compositions, e.g. beverages and concentrate compositions, thereby allowing for preparation of sweetened compositions with reduced calorie content. Methods of enhancing the sweetness of a sweetened composition with rebaudioside X are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Indra Prakash, Juvenal Higiro, Mary Campbell
  • Publication number: 20150017284
    Abstract: Rebaudioside M compositions with improved aqueous solubility and methods for preparing the same are provided herein. The rebaudioside M compositions include (i) disordered crystalline compositions comprising rebaudioside M and rebaudioside D, (ii) spray-dried compositions comprising rebaudioside M, rebaudioside D and steviol glycoside mixtures and/or rebaudioside B and/or NSF-02, (iii) spray-dried compositions comprising rebaudioside M, rebaudioside D and at least one surfactant, polymer, saponin, carbohydrate, polyol, preservative or a combination thereof. Sweetened compositions, such a beverages, containing the rebaudioside M compositions with improved water solubility are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Indra Prakash, Gil Ma, Avetik Markosyan, Youlung Chen
  • Publication number: 20140377410
    Abstract: A method for providing a safe and healthy water and water-based product, comprising: testing pretreated reverse osmosis water to determine whether it meets a first set of pre-defined specifications; introducing a pre-defined nutrient composition into the water, wherein the predefined nutrient composition comprising one or more of mineral nutrients, trace elements and nutritional supplements; testing the water to determine whether it meets a second set of pre-defined specifications; and disinfecting the water along with its container by UV irradiation from a UV light source to obtain a water product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Hai-Feng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140356482
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method to solubilize and infuse calcium phosphate directly into water, water beverages and juices at very high concentration from which it is readily available for immediate and complete absorption. A premix of powdered ingredients including ground limestone, amino acetic acid phosphate, amino acetic acid citrate and optionally zinc carbonate, acidulants sweeteners and/or flavors can be mixed with the water, water beverages and juices. The water, water beverages and juices containing infused calcium phosphate do not require further processing and are readily consumable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Rifat PARVEZ
  • Publication number: 20140342041
    Abstract: A combination micro-filtration halogen apparatus safely delivers drinking water by metering doses of concentrated aqueous iodine into a filtered water supply contained within a chamber. Untreated water is poured into the water filter column that allows for gravity to force the water through filters and the filtered or purified water depending on the filters is stored within a lower chamber of the column for disinfection. An aqueous iodine roller metering system controls the amount of iodine dispensed from an aqueous iodine container to the filter column. Turning the roller mechanism accurately meters a selected dose of concentrated aqueous iodine from the iodine container into the lower chamber of the water column. The active residual iodine disinfectant kills microbes in the filtered or purified water making it safe to consume and prevents recontamination. The iodinated drinking water also provides for essential daily human micronutrient requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: NEET Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Terence F. MULLINS
  • Publication number: 20140342040
    Abstract: Nutritional compositions and methods of making and using the nutritional compositions are provided. In a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides nutritional compositions having whey protein micelles and leucine. The nutritional compositions provide a sufficient amount of leucine to improve protein synthesis in humans, while also maintaining a low-viscosity fluid matrix and acceptable organoleptic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin Burke Miller, Candis Diane Kvamme, Trent Stellingwerff, Lionel Jean Rene Bovetto
  • Publication number: 20140302163
    Abstract: A process for preparing conventional water sources for providing “ideal state” cellular wellness benefits via topical hydration and natural transdermal, epithelial or epicellular absorption. The invention's process considers preconditioned water sources that have removed solids, dissolved solids, contaminants—both organic and inorganic and subsequently the method purifies the water respective of removing pathogens, and structures the water for cellular uptake in the form of vicinal grade water, with improved characteristics of ideal frequency, cluster size, pH, before safely introducing negative ORP (highly ionized state) to the water structure and organic nutrients or other supplemental pharmaceutical grade organic materials onto the skin or epithelial/epicellular environments surrounding tissue and cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Subtech Industries, LLC
    Inventors: David Sanchez, Len Deweerdt
  • Patent number: 8840941
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method to solubilize and infuse calcium phosphate directly into water, water beverages and juices at very high concentration from which it is readily available for immediate and complete absorption. A premix of powdered ingredients including ground limestone, amino acetic acid phosphate, amino acetic acid citrate and optionally zinc carbonate, acidulants sweeteners and/or flavors can be mixed with the water, water beverages and juices. The water, water beverages and juices containing infused calcium phosphate do not require further processing and are readily consumable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Rifat Parvez
  • Publication number: 20140271791
    Abstract: A composition for human consumption includes a base composition having a pH of about 2 to about 5 and encapsulated caffeine dispersed throughout at least a portion of the base composition. The encapsulated caffeine can be a caffeine complex. The base composition can include a liquid or a food. An oral pouch product includes a porous pouch wrapper, an inner botanical filling material contained within the pouch wrapper, and encapsulated caffeine dispersed throughout at least a portion of the oral pouch product. The encapsulated caffeine is included in the composition and/or the oral pouch product an amount sufficient to release about 50 mg to about 200 mg of caffeine. The composition can provide immediate release of caffeine and/or release of caffeine over an extended period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Gerd Kobal
  • Publication number: 20140271996
    Abstract: Beverages comprising rare sugars and sweetness enhancers are provided herein, wherein the sweetness enhancers are present at or below the sweetness recognition threshold concentration. Also provided are methods for improving the sweetness of a beverage comprising rare sugars by adding a sweetness enhancer in a concentration at or below its sweetness recognition threshold. Beverages comprising natural high potency sweeteners and rare sugars with sugar-like characteristics are also provided, wherein the natural high potency sweetener and rare sugars are present in particular weight ratios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Indra Prakash, Juvenal Higiro, Robert Scott, Gil Ma
  • Publication number: 20140271995
    Abstract: A composition for drinking water and a method for preparing the same are presented. The composition includes a volume of water and a predetermined amount of each of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and silica. The method includes obtaining the volume of water, testing the volume of water to determine the amount of these four minerals in the volume, and adding a mineral packet to the volume of water, wherein the mineral packet includes predetermined amounts of these four minerals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Beverly Hills Drink Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Gluck, Adrian Gluck, Martin Riese
  • Publication number: 20140242055
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods for preparing foods and beverages that contain additives, such as nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and supplements, such as essential fatty acids, including omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, conjugated fatty acids, and other fatty acids; phytochemicals, including phytosterols; other oils; and coenzymes, including Coenzyme Q10, and other oil-based additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Philip J. Bromley
  • Publication number: 20140234488
    Abstract: A beverage system is created having beverage, with at least one liquid. The beverage is created in a variety, including tea drink, coffee drink, milk drink, yogurt drink, malted drink, roasted cereal grain beverage, roasted nut and seed beverage, roasted bean beverage, distilled water, mineral water, sports drink, fruit juice, vegetable juice, fruit drink, vegetable drink, fruit skin drink, vegetable skin drink, plant drink, soft drink, alcoholic drink, and soup drink. The beverage is also created with or without addition of ingredient, including flavoring ingredient, nutritional ingredient, health ingredient, and other ingredient. The beverage can be served as hot drink, cold drink, cold drink with ice, and warm drink. The beverage can be caffeinated, or non caffeinated; and diet or non diet. The liquid includes water, oil, and alcohol. The beverage system is created in various form, including bubble beverage, instant beverage, and beverage with dissolved gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Alice Chang
  • Publication number: 20140234474
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of administering one or more supplements to an animal in a liquid solution, comprising providing a non-naturally occurring water source, containing an effective amount of one or more supplements, and locating the water source in the animal's environment, such that when the animal consumes water from the water source, the supplements are consumed by the animal. The supplement can be formulated as a concentrate additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Do All Outdoors, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce BRUNNER, Casey WEISSER
  • Publication number: 20140219968
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel bacteriophages and bacteriophage cocktails containing the novel bacteriophages and or parts and/or products of them, all of them belonging to the Caudovirales order. The novel bacteriophages and the bacteriophage cocktails containing the novel bacteriophages and or parts and/or products of them are Salmonella specific bacteriophages and have lytic activity against Salmonella.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
    Inventors: Montserrat Llagostera, Jorge Barbé, Carlota Bardina, Maria Pilar Cortés, Denis Augusto Spricigo
  • Publication number: 20140170203
    Abstract: A manufactured system for storage and delivery of an edible or potable substance is claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: David A. Edwards, Raphael Haumont, Francois Azambourg
  • Publication number: 20140170245
    Abstract: Provided is an inorganic composite compound having reduced oxygen and a high reducing ability, which includes elements having a positive atomic valence of a plant-derived component and a sulfur compound. The compound provides a therapeutic treatment effect and a pharmacological effect and is useful to suppress the influence of active oxygen (oxidization) and cannot be produced by a synthetic chemical technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Eiki Nakayama, Masahiro Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20140154355
    Abstract: Disclosed is a food supplement including at least the amino acids leucine, isoleucine, valine, threonine and lysine and Chromium. Also disclosed are food compositions including the food supplement as well as uses of both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: INNOVAFOOD AB
    Inventors: Rickard Oste, Elin Ostman, Inger Bjorck
  • Publication number: 20140127352
    Abstract: The invention provides flavored drinking water additives and flavored drinking water compositions. The invention also provides methods for increasing water consumption by an animal and improving hydration for animals using the flavored drinking water additives and flavored drinking water compositions of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC SA
    Inventors: Gary J. Woodward, Manjuan Jenny She, Sandra Lynn, Claude Lecouteux
  • Patent number: 8715756
    Abstract: Methods and systems for grouping, recovering, and processing ice obtained from an ice source, i.e., a glacier, ice sheet, ice cap, etc., are described herein. In particular, the ice obtained from the ice source is separated and grouped according to common unique properties and processed as a beverage for consumption having the same unique properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Juan Carlos Szydlowski
  • Publication number: 20140106023
    Abstract: Improved animal feeds and/or waters are provided, which include amendments comprising a partial calcium salt of a maleic-itaconic copolymer and a partial ammonium salt of a maleic-itaconic copolymer. The copolymers are preferably water soluble and have substantially equimolar amounts of maleic and itaconic moieties. The improved feeds and/or waters reduce volatilized ammonia derived from the decomposition of animal excrement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: John Larry Sanders
  • Publication number: 20140106024
    Abstract: Improved animal feeds and/or waters are provided, which include amendments comprising one or more copolymer salts serving to reduce volatilized ammonia derived from the excrement of animals. The copolymers are preferably water soluble and have substantially equimolar amounts of maleic and itaconic moieties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Specialty Fertilizer Products, LLC
    Inventor: John Larry Sanders
  • Publication number: 20140099391
    Abstract: Provides is a salivation cocktail that comprises a food acid and a tingling sensate. The combination of a food acid and a tingling sensate has been found to synergistically increase salivation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Takasago International Corp. (USA)
    Inventor: Takasago International Corp. (USA)
  • Publication number: 20140099388
    Abstract: A primary composition comprising all essential nutrients of a fruit or a plant material, which has an increased stability, bio-availability and miscibility, and a process of forming same are provided. An oral composition containing the primary composition in a foodstuff, food supplement, cosmetic preparation or a pharmaceutical preparation is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A .
    Inventors: Junkuan Wang, Raymond Bertholet, Herbert Johann Watzke, Pierre Ducret, Peter Bucheli
  • Patent number: 8685477
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preparing a single serving of a frozen slurry beverage in a disposable drink container or cup by preparing a supply of fine frozen particles of water in the form of ice flakes and/or ice nuggets of compressed ice flakes, depositing a predetermined quantity or amount of the fine frozen particles of partially frozen water into a disposable single serving drinking cup or container, dispensing or adding a predetermined quantity or amount of flavored liquid beverage mix into the disposable single serving drinking cup or container and blending the fine frozen particles of partially frozen water and the flavored liquid beverage mix into a substantially uniform frozen slurry beverage of a predetermined consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Enodis Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Almblad, Jay Almblad
  • Patent number: 8663721
    Abstract: A water-like fluid containing safe water and soluble dietary fiber(s). The resulting solution is generally optically clear and has physical properties similar to potable water. The fluid is intended as a replacement for bottled, or other water, as a means to ensure proper hydration. Depending on the soluble fiber used the fluid is either non-caloric or extremely low in calories. The amount of soluble fiber is adjusted to a specific amount of water so that consumption of an adequate amount of fluid ensures hydration. In one embodiment, a flavoring may be added to the resulting solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Suzanne Jaffe Stillman
  • Patent number: 8658228
    Abstract: A tubular fuel cell module comprising a tubular fuel cell capable of improving current collection efficiency, and a fuel cell comprising the fuel cell module are provided. A fuel cell module (100) includes a plurality of tubular fuel cells (10A, 10A, . . . ) arranged in parallel and a first current collector (35), wherein the tubular fuel cells (10A, 10A, . . . ) are woven by the first current collector (35) in a direction crossing an axial direction of the tubular fuel cells (10A, 10A, . . . ) in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Haruyuki Nakanishi, Shigeaki Murata, Masahiro Imanishi, Yoshihisa Tamura
  • Patent number: 8652560
    Abstract: A non-tea-based, packaged beverage with a green tea extract mixed therein contains the following ingredients (A) and (B): (A) 0.06 to 0.5 wt. % of non-polymer catechins, and (B) 9 to 13.5 mM of citric acid or a salt thereof. Its pH is from 3.4 to 4.2. The non-tea-based, packaged beverage contains catechins at a high concentration, is reduced in bitterness and astringency, is suited for long-term drinking, and is excellent in the stability of bitterness and astringency and also in the feeling as it passes down the throat, and moreover, its color tone remains stable over a long term even when packed in a clear package and stored at high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Hosoya, Shinji Yamamoto, Masaki Iwasaki, Eiichi Hoshino, Yoshikazu Ogura
  • Publication number: 20140037794
    Abstract: A method of adding flavor additive to water, by providing a refrigerated appliance with a cabinet and a door configured to allow selective access to the inside of the cabinet providing a housing with a recess having a water dispensing outlet accessible from the outside of the door and a dispensing area, providing a flavor insert device with an inlet portion, an outlet portion, and a porous enclosure comprising a porous exterior and a supply of solid flavor particles within the porous exterior. Then by placing a receiving receptacle below the outlet of the flavor insert device, actuating a water valve permitting an amount of water to fall from the water dispensing outlet and into the inlet portion of the flavor insert device, adding a flavoring to the water, permitting the amount of water to flow to the outlet portion, and permitting the amount of water to flow out of the outlet portion and into the receiving receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: GINGER ELAYNE PATERA, ALAN JOSEPH MITCHELL, JASON ROBERT YOCHUM
  • Publication number: 20140010922
    Abstract: Methods previously shown to be effective in imparting a prolonged, non-temperature-related, increase in an intrinsic energy of fluids, including water and ethanol, have been applied to heat generated vapors of these fluids, leading to effective activation of the fluids upon their condensation. In a specific embodiment, a Van de Graaf generator was used to apply an electrostatic field to the vapors. The condensed fluids from these electrostatically activated vapors display enhanced internal mobility, more dynamic solubillization patterns using of sprinkled particles of neutral red dye and a progressive, but limited, reduction in measured weight. Fluids condensing from electrostatically-energized vapors can also impart intrinsic energy to other fluids by simple dilution. The described methods are relevant to an understanding of homeopathy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: William John Martin
  • Publication number: 20140004227
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flexible pouch which comprises at least one wet compartment storing a first liquid and at least one adjacent dry compartment storing at least one compressed tissue or chemical compounds, or a combination thereof. In use, the user applies a certain force to the wet compartment to break membrane seal between the wet and dry compartments to allow the liquid flowing from the wet compartment to the dry compartment to activate the compressed tissue or the chemical compounds in the dry compartment. The flexible pouch may further comprises a second wet section storing a drinking liquid which is arranged separately from the first wet section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Quoc Anh Tran
  • Publication number: 20130344201
    Abstract: A protein beverage composition and a method of making it relate to a beverage including a protein essentially free of caseinate and derived from an aqueous protein isolate collected from membrane-filtration isolation of the protein and without substantial drying, wherein the protein beverage composition exhibits a pH ranging from about 2.0 to about 4.6. Substantial solubility of the protein is maintained in the beverage composition, and the protein beverage is essentially free of active microbes known to be harmful to human health, both at the time of packaging of the protein beverage and for a time period of at least one year after packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: NEXT Proteins, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Sherwood, Steven Anthony Rittmanic, David A. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20130295229
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of 3-mercaptoheptyl carboxylate in the form of any one of its stereoisomers or in the form of a mixture thereof. The compounds of the invention are valuable flavoring ingredients capable of imparting fruity, citrus and/or teas aftertaste with a well-balanced long-lastingness. The present invention also concerns the compositions or articles containing the compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Sina Dorothea Escher, Yvan Niclass, Lionel Saudan
  • Publication number: 20130295224
    Abstract: The aim of the present invention is to reduce the concentration of aroma compounds in food products, without having negative taste attributes. The present invention provides such food products containing two sections, wherein the two sections are visually the same, and wherein the two sections contain aroma compounds at different concentrations in the two sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Garmt Bernard Dijksterhuis, Elodie Marie Le Berre
  • Publication number: 20130287898
    Abstract: The present invention provides nutrient fortifying composition for food products. More particularly the present invention provides chromium and boron fortifying composition comprising boron source, trivalent chromium source, copper ion source, class II preservative (202), and acidity regulator (330). The invention further provides a hydration supplement and a fortified water beverage to supplement the deficiencies of chromium and boron in humans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Pradeep Poddar, Henry Hidell, C.E. Agro, Micheal Collete
  • Publication number: 20130287897
    Abstract: Electrolyte fortifying composition for recharge, a hydrating supplement, and process for preparing the same The present invention provides nutrient fortifying composition for food products. More particularly the present invention provides Electrolyte fortifying composition for recharge comprising calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium bicarbonate, acidity regulator (330), copper sulphate; and class ii preservative (202). The invention further provides a hydration supplement and a fortified water beverage to supplement the deficiencies of chromium and boron in humans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Pradeep Poddar, Henry Hidell, C.E. Agro, Michael Collette
  • Publication number: 20130280383
    Abstract: Nutrient fortifying composition for food products and electrolyte fortifying composition for recharge comprising calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium bicarbonate, acidity regulator, copper sulphate; and class II preservative. A hydration supplement and a fortified water beverage to supplement the deficiencies of chromium and boron in humans. The hydrating supplement is such that the amount of the calcium chloride is 9.5% to 15.695% by weight, amount of Magnesium chloride is 2.2% to 10.31% by weight, amount of potassium bicarbonate is 10.2% to 15.99% by weight and amount of Copper sulfate is 32.14% to 55.7% by weight. The hydrating supplement is in liquid or semi I solid form, such as a beverage such as aerated drink or treated water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Tata Global Beverages Limited
    Inventors: Pradeep Poddar, Henry Hidell, C.E. Agro, Micheal Collete
  • Publication number: 20130273208
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of the treated water fortified with the micro nutrients comprises pre-treating and sterilizing the water, resulting in a pure permeate. The said permeate is passed through ozonator for further sterilizing the water and thereafter it is de-ozonated to produce on line sterile water. The treated water is fortified with dosing at least one bio-available micro nutrient and/or sanitizing agent into the flowing water on line. The finished product must conform to the control drink preparation standards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Tata Global Beverages Limited
    Inventors: Pradeep Poddar, Henry Hidell, Shamik Bhattacharjee