Pediatric Patents (Class 426/801)
  • Patent number: 4753926
    Abstract: Infant foods suitable for use in the feeding of low birthweight infants, more especially preterm infants, are disclosed. The foods contain a relatively high level of vitamin B.sub.2 and may be prepared so as to have an opacity greater than that of human breast milk leading to less susceptibility of the vitamin B.sub.2 to breakdown by UV-light when used for the feeding of low birthweight infants who are receiving phototherapy. Preferred infant foods according to the invention also have high contents of vitamin B.sub.6, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, folic acid, copper and zinc while containing no added iron. Another aspect of the invention is the inclusion of taurine and carnitine. One unexpected property of the infant foods according to the invention with high vitamin content is that their use has been found to reduce the incidence of hyperbilirubinaemia in low birthweight infants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Assignee: Farley Health Products Limited
    Inventors: Alan Lucas, Richard I. Barr
  • Patent number: 4721626
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel, edible fat composition and food products adapted for human infant nutrition containing the novel fat composition. The fat composition comprises (a) palm oil; (b) an oil selected from olive oil and oleic oil; (c) an oil selected from coconut oil, babassu oil and palm kernel oil; (d) an oil selected from soybean oil, corn oil, sunflower seed oil, cottonseed oil and safflower oil, and, if desired, (e) up to 2% calculated on the weight of the fat composition, of a lecithin such as soy lecithin. The amounts of the oils are so chosen that the composition contains defined quantities of linoleic acid, oleic acid, lauric and myristic acids and palmitic and stearic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1988
    Assignee: John Wyeth & Brothers Limited
    Inventor: Arthur W. T. Rule
  • Patent number: 4710387
    Abstract: Nutritional supplement preparation for pregnant and breast-feeding women based on milk constituents for pregnant and breast-feeding women containing 10-20% by weight of protein, 16-28% by weight of fat, 43-65% by weight of carbohydrates, at most 3.5% by weight of moisture and minerals, trace elements and vitamins such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, zinc, iodine, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin and folic acid, and, optionally flavoring and/or colorant as well as a process for preparing said preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Assignee: Melkunte Holland B.V.
    Inventors: Dirk J. D. Uiterwaal, Aart Hersevoort
  • Patent number: 4692340
    Abstract: A procedure for the production of granulated food, applicable especially to the production of granulated baby and infant food, such as infant food most analogously resembling mother's milk is disclosed. The process provides a new composition of matter consisting of a stable, well dosable, granulated food product, of defined formula, which after reconstitution does not cream up, and which, in the case of the closest approach to the composition of mother's milk, will inhibit intestinal putrefaction. In the process, selected pulverized components are fed into a fluidized bed granulator and remaining fluidized components are sprayed simultaneously, successively or in mixtures, at a product temperature of 30.degree. to 80.degree. C. whereby granulates are obtained. The granulates are dried in the fluidized bed and cooled with air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Assignee: Institut fur Getreideverarbeitung im VEB Kombinat Nahrungsmittel und Kaffee
    Inventors: Friedrich-Karl Grutte, Heinrich Petzold, Ulrich Walter, Gunhild Bogs, Joachim Domeratzky, Helmut Gartner, Jurgen Schulze, Hans-Joachim Zunft, Otto Pulz, Christa Luft, Walheide Muller, Petra Wolk, Hannelore Dahlke, Margret Volkmer
  • Patent number: 4671953
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for noninvasively administering drugs having a sedative, analgesic, or anesthetic effect. A drug capable of absorption through mucosal tissues in incorporated into a candy matrix, which is then advantageously formed into a lollipop. A patient is put at ease when given the lollipop, and the drug rapidly enters the patient's bloodstream as the lollipop is sucked. When sedating or anesthetizing the patient, the physician can observe the patient's condition and remove the lollipop when it has had a desired effect on the patient. Alternatively, the physican can alter placement of the lollipop to slow the rate of the drug release for absorption into the patient's system. An analgesic-containing lollipop can be self-administrated by a patient in response to his own subjective experience of pain and to the patient's susceptibility to the particular drug utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Theodore H. Stanley, Brian Haque
  • Patent number: 4670285
    Abstract: The invention provides an edible fat product for incorporation into a formula suitable for feeding infants. The product includes certain fatty acids, namely, at least one of a C.sub.20 or C.sub.22, .omega.-6 fatty acid and a C.sub.20 or C.sub.22, .omega.-3 fatty acid, found to be present in human milk. These fatty acids are included in the product in certain defined amounts to avoid causing harmful effects on an infant fed on the product. The C.sub.20 or C.sub.22, .omega.-6 fatty acids, if present, are included in a total amount of about 0.13%-5.6% by weight of all fatty acids in the product. The C.sub.20 or C.sub.22, .omega.-3 fatty acids, if present, are included in a total amount of about 0.013%-3.33% by weight of all fatty acids in the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1987
    Assignee: The University of Toronto Innovations Foundation
    Inventors: Michael T. Clandinin, Janet E. Chappell
  • Patent number: 4664925
    Abstract: A means and compositions for pretreating whole intact eggs in a boiling solution at about pH 3.2-3.6 with a buffer, preferably cream of tarter, prior to dyeing and coating with a flavor fragrance.A kit for consumer use in treating, dyeing and adding a flavor fragrance is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: Plough, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. McShane
  • Patent number: 4663172
    Abstract: A process for the production of a skimmed milk of reduced phosphate and calcium contents.A skimmed milk is acidified to a pH of from 5.2 to 6.0 and the acidified skimmed milk is passed over an anion exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Valentin Wenner
  • Patent number: 4617190
    Abstract: Aqueous reconstitutible, powder milk incorporates an enzyme system for providing a bacteriostatic effect upon aqueous reconstitution. The enzyme system contains (a) oxidoreductase enzyme that is hydro-interactable with and specific to oxidizable substrate in the powder milk for producing hydrogen peroxide and (b) peroxidatic peroxidase for interacting with the hydrogen peroxide and oxidizable anion from the powder milk to produce, in the reconstituted milk, oxidized anionic bacterial inhibitor. In an illustrative embodiment, powder milk incorporates (a) glucose oxidase that interacts with glucose in powder milk, upon aqueous dilution, to produce hydrogen peroxide and (b) lactoperoxidase for interacting with hydrogen peroxide and, for example the chloride ion from the powder milk to produce, in the reconstituted milk, the hypochlorite ion, a bacterial inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Assignee: Laclede Professional Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 4614663
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel, edible fat-containing food products adapted for human infant nutrition containing a novel fat composition. The fat composition comprises (a) palm oil; (b) an oil selected from olive oil and oleic oil; (c) an oil selected from coconut oil, babassu oil and palm kernel oil; (d) an oil selected from soybean oil, corn oil, sunflower seed oil, cotton seed oil and safflower oil, and, if desired, (e) up to 2% calculated on the weight of the fat composition, of a lecithin such as soy lecithin. The amounts of the oils are so chosen that the composition contains defined quantities of linoleic acid, oleic acid, lauric and myristic acids and palmitic and stearic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Assignee: John Wyeth & Brother Ltd.
    Inventor: Arthur W. T. Rule
  • Patent number: 4544559
    Abstract: A nucleotide enriched humanized milk for infant nourishment, which is manufactured as a sterilized fluid or an instant powdered milk, both of which contain nucleotides AMP, CMP, GMP, IMP and UMP at concentrations similar to those found in human milk. The remaining components of this humanized milk comply with the standards of EPSGAN and AAP. The concentrations of nucleotides referred to in powdered milk are: 1.12 mg/100 g of CMP; 1.32 mg/100 g of AMP; 1.49 mg/100 g of GMP; 3.42 mg/100 g of UMP and 0.45 mg/100 g of IMP. The nucleotidic composition of fluid milk is: 0.15 mg/100 ml of CMP; 0.17 mg/100 ml of AMP; 0.19 mg/100 ml of GMP; 0.44 mg/100 ml of UMP and 0.06 mg/100 ml of IMP. The raw materials used in the manufacture of this humanized milk, cow's milk, demineralized whey, lactose, vitamins and minerals, are mixed and pasteurized. The nucleotides are added afterwards and the new mix is UHT-sterilized or spray-dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: Union Industrial y Agroganadera, S.A. (UNIASA)
    Inventors: Angel Gil, Luis Valverde
  • Patent number: 4497836
    Abstract: A process for producing whey derived products suitable for use in infant food formulas from edible cheese whey. The cheese whey is subjected to ultrafiltration to produce a protein-rich retentate and a lactose-rich permeate. The permeate is then partially demineralized as by electrodialysis, and blended with the protein-rich retentate. Also products produced by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1985
    Assignee: Dairy Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert F. Marquardt, Harold T. Pederson, Jr., Leo H. Francis
  • Patent number: 4438150
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for preparing a dehydrated, readily reconstitutable (i.e. "instant") baby cereal porridge product from a reduced-viscosity, gelatinized, cereal flour-water mixture. The reduction in viscosity of the gelatinized cereal flour-water mixture is achieved by a method in which a cereal flour-water slurry having flour solids content in the range 14% to 30% inclusive, is gelatinized and then subjected to a mechanical shearing action. In preferred embodiments one of the cereal flour ingredients in the slurry is oat flour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: Scott Gantwerker, Sai Leong
  • Patent number: 4426397
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of a concentrate containing a bee product. According to the invention, bee pollen, bee bread, propolis or honey or mixtures thereof are added to concentrates of whole milk, skimmed milk, protein-enriched filtrates from the membrane separation of milk, various wheys or other byproducts of the milk industry or mixtures thereof and the mixture obtained is stirred until a homogeneous dispersion is obtained, followed by concentration through evaporation and drying. Carbohydrates, yeasts, single-cell proteins or other microorganisms and additives may optionally be added to the mixture of bee product and milk product. The invention also relates to concentrates containing bee products and to the use of these concentrates as a dietetic, anabolic or strengthening aid for human beings and animals, as preparations for young children and sportsmen and women or as a feed supplement for young animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1984
    Inventor: Rudolf Schanze
  • Patent number: 4419369
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved dietary protein mineral module composed of a high quality protein, such as calcium-sodium caseinate, and electrolytes (minerals) combined in a fixed ratio so that when the protein concentration in water is 2.2 g/100 cc (a normal concentration) the normal mineral requirements are met and in which the dietary acid content (chloride) is reduced to a maximum of 2.0% dry weight and there is increased phosphorus content (a minimum of 1.0% up to 4.0% dry weight). The improved module has been quite successful in treating specific problems in infants who have not responded well to any of the existing commercial formulas. These include: acquired monosaccharide intolerance or intractable diarrhea of infancy; weaning from total parental nutrition; alteration of the renal solute load in infants with renal or congenital heart disease; and prevention of acidosis in infants thereby resulting in better growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Assignee: Baylor College of Medicine
    Inventors: Buford L. Nichols, Jr., William J. Klish, Vivian E. Potts
  • Patent number: 4401683
    Abstract: The growth of Clostridium botulinum and the formation of enterotoxin in carbohydrate food products, such as honey, is inhibited by adding to the carbohydrate food products an effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting of hypophosphorous acid and its nontoxic water-soluble salts. Such additives may be present in combination with minor amounts, for example 40 ppm, of sodium nitrite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1983
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventor: John S. Thompson
  • Patent number: 4396631
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bifidobacterium-containing confectionery tablet, and a process for preparing the same, which is prepared by mixing a freeze-dried living bifidobacterium powder to a basic compounding material separately prepared in a powdery state and forming a tablet of said powdery mixture, comprising further adding to the mixture of said basic compounding material and said bifidobacterium powder one or more of substances selected from the group consisting of starch, starch hydrolyzate and protein, containing not more than 4% of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1983
    Assignee: Meiji Seika Kaisha Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Adachi, Takeo Ooki, Takahiko Hayashi, Kazuo Yoshida
  • Patent number: 4303692
    Abstract: Synthetic infant formulas which are essentially free of taurine are improved for nourishing infants by adding taurine to the formula. In addition to taurine, there may also be added cholesterol and/or isethionic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1981
    Inventor: Gerald E. Gaull
  • Patent number: 4282265
    Abstract: Vegetable oil mixtures are prepared containing from 20-50% by weight of palm oil and quantities of lauric acid oils, oleic acid oils, and linoleic acid oils needed to provide proportions of oleic, palmitic, and linoleic triglycerides similar to proportions in human milk. The mixtures are readily absorbed by normal full-term infants and are well suited as fat ingredients for infant formulas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1981
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Company
    Inventor: Richard C. Theuer
  • Patent number: 4267275
    Abstract: A method of recovering water-insoluble and water-soluble protein fractions from protein-polysaccharide complexes such as wheat gluten involves subjecting a complex of this type to an enzyme treatment in the presence of a liquid so as to decompose at least a portion of the polysaccharide content of the complex and dissolve at least a portion of the protein content of the complex thereby obtaining a suspension of protein solids in the solution formed by the liquid. The liquid used is preferably water. The suspension is separated into a solids fraction and a liquid fraction by centrifugation of filtration. The solids fraction and liquid fraction are then treated separately from one another to thereby obtain a water-insoluble protein fraction and a water-soluble protein fraction. The treatment of the solids fraction may involve washing of the same followed by drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1981
    Assignee: Dr. Ing Hans Muller
    Inventor: Hans Muller
  • Patent number: 4255454
    Abstract: Microbial rennet having reduced thermal stability is produced by acylating the rennet with a monocarboxylic acid acyl radial of between 1 and 6 carbon atoms. Making cheese with the microbial rennet having reduced thermal stability enables the production of pasteurized whey having no residual rennet activity for use in human foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1981
    Assignee: Sven Branner-Jorgensen
    Inventor: Sven Branner-Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 4216236
    Abstract: A food product for babies of low birth weight, particularly for premature babies and a process for its manufacture are disclosed. The product is characterized in that it contains the following substances per 100 parts by weight of dry material:21-27 parts of lipids containing lactic fat, vegetable fat and medium chain triglycerides, the latter representing 30 to 50% by weight of the mixture of fats,13-16 parts of proteins, at least 50% by weight of which are soluble proteins,50-63 parts of carbohydrates,1.5-2 parts of mineral salts and1-3 parts of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1980
    Assignee: Societe d'Assistance Technique pour Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Hans R. Mueller, Marie-Christine Secretin
  • Patent number: 4112122
    Abstract: Foodstuffs, especially bread, can be preserved against the growth of microorganisms such as mould growth and rope formation by adding to the foodstuffs an acid propionate salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Assignee: BP Chemicals Limited
    Inventor: Dennis James George Long
  • Patent number: 4112123
    Abstract: There is provided a single nutritionally balanced food composition for oral ingestion and producing low residues and diminished stoolings for use with patients having abnormal catabolic states. The composition comprises a water soluble or suspendible, essentially undenatured protein obtained from the ultra-filtration of whey and containing beta lactoglobulin, alphalactalbumin, immunoglobulins, and serum albumin; and medium-chain triglycerides of predominately 6 to 10 carbon atoms in the fatty acid chain. The composition will also include digestable carbohydrates, e.g. dextrose, sucrose, corn syrup solids, etc., and a food grade emulsifier. The composition can provide up to three calories per cubic centimeter of solution that can be drip fed and has a low osmolarity. The composition has a Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) which is at least 3.1 and more usually 3.2. The protein is essentially bland to the taste and the composition therefore may be flavored as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Assignee: Beatrice Foods Co.
    Inventor: Willard Lewis Roberts
  • Patent number: 4013799
    Abstract: A method is disclosed herein where a wet, pre-cooked baby food formulation having a pH below about 4.5, is thickened by including a tapioca starch that has been modified by heating above the gelatinization temperature thereof, but with insufficient moisture to produce gelatinization. Further advantages are obtained by including minor amounts of other grain starches. The formulation exhibits excellent consistency during prolonged storage periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1972
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1977
    Assignee: Gerber Products Company
    Inventors: Wayne J. Smalligan, Vincent J. Kelly, Estela G. Enad