Having Mineral Or Inorganic Substrate Patents (Class 426/97)
  • Patent number: 10212961
    Abstract: The invention provides a sweetener composition comprising a core nano particle in association with a sweetener carbohydrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DOUXMATOK LTD
    Inventor: Avraham Baniel
  • Patent number: 9428397
    Abstract: There is provided a process for extracting Carnallite from an aqueous solution, the process comprising steps of pre-heating the solution comprising said Carnallite in a series of at least two heat exchangers, thereby obtaining a pre-heated solution; and concentrating said pre-heated solution in a series of at least two evaporation units, whereby forming a concentrated solution and hot vapors; wherein at least one of said evaporation units employs steam for indirect heating, and wherein at least one of said heat exchanger units employs the heat of said hot vapors formed in said evaporation units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: DEAD SEA WORKS LTD.
    Inventor: Shai Rhamim
  • Publication number: 20150140172
    Abstract: The present teachings provide an improved layered granule comprising a sandwich structure of a first and second moisture barrier layer encompassing a moisture hydrating layer. The sandwich granules can be used in a variety of contexts, including animal feed. Methods of making and using are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas A. Dale
  • Publication number: 20150110927
    Abstract: Disclosed is an edible coating, a food product coated with the coating and the method for manufacturing the food product. The coating comprises a first layer comprising first edible oil and a second layer comprising a hydrophobic edible particle wherein the hydrophobic edible particle has a diameter from 20 nm to 500 microns. The food product having the coating is resistant to becoming soggy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Beata Bartkowska, Hangsheng Li, Chunbo Ran, Desheng Xu
  • Patent number: 8999425
    Abstract: A low sodium salt substitute composition is disclosed that includes (i) from about 3.0% by weight to about 9.0% by weight of sodium acid sulfate; (ii) from about 2% by weight to about 8% by weight of one or more umami ingredients; (iii) from about 12.0% by weight to about 19.0% by weight of sodium chloride; and (iv) from about 0% by weight to about 95% by weight of a filler, the composition delivering less than 140 mg of sodium while providing an appealing taste to users and complying with the current Food and Drug Administration definition of low sodium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: JCR Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Richard S. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20150056338
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for preparing a potassium chloride composition useful for reducing sodium content and flavoring low solid food products, including mixing potassium chloride, a taste modifier, and a fat, at a temperature above the melting point of the fat, and cooling the mixture below the melting point of the fat to form the salt composition. Embodiments further include the addition of other chloride compositions, including sodium chloride, to potassium chloride, a taste modifier and a fat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: S&P Ingredient Development LLC
    Inventors: Sambasiva Rao Chigurupati, Pratik Nandan Bhandari, Dharma R. Kodali
  • Patent number: 8911806
    Abstract: The invention provides a sweetener composition comprising a core nano particle in association with a sweetener carbohydrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Douxmatok Ltd
    Inventor: Avraham Baniel
  • Patent number: 8845775
    Abstract: This invention relates to a coating composition for a fertilizer comprising at least 50 wt % of a cross-linked lipid; and less than 0.20 wt %, relative to the total weight of the lipid, of a catalyst for cross-linking an unsaturated lipid. The cross-linked lipid has a viscosity at 20 degree Celsius (° C.) in the range of 110 and 800 mPa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Stamicarbon B.V.
    Inventor: Stefan Hendrikus Schaafsma
  • Publication number: 20140272012
    Abstract: Carrier materials and salt delivery compositions that can be useful in the delivery of a salt solution are disclosed, together with methods for the preparation and use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Karl W. Gallis, Terry W. Nassivera
  • Publication number: 20140248400
    Abstract: Edible capsules include a core surrounded by an encapsulating skin The core is liquid at 25° C. and includes an aqueous mixture of one or more carrageenans, one or more flavorants, and one or more food oils that in total constitute at least 0.5 wt % and at most 30 wt % of the core. The encapsulating skin includes an alginate crosslinked with one or more polyvalent cations, wherein the capsules are nonspherical and seamless.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicants: FMC CORPORATION, FMC (SHANGHAI) COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE
    Inventors: Khamfa Phonchareon, Maurice Gerard Lynch
  • Publication number: 20130224284
    Abstract: The present invention provides geodate delivery vehicles and methods of manufacture and administration. A vehicle including a lipid monolayer disposed about a hydrophobic domain is disclosed, that can be part of an emulsion or other mixture, or further disposed in a lipid strata. A vehicle including a lipid strata disposed about a hydrophobic domain is also disclosed. The vehicle can be incorporated into a variety of medicinal, food preparations, and personal care products to deliver or stabilize a cargo moiety. Packaged delivery vehicles for later addition of cargo moieties are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Raphael J. Mannino, Sara L. Krause-Elsmore, Susan Gould-Fogerite, David Delmarre, Ruying Lu
  • Publication number: 20130209604
    Abstract: A weatherized mineral mixture is produced by heating a digestible fat or fatty acid and spraying a mineral mixture with the heated digestible fatty acid to form a protective layer over the mineral mixture. The weatherized mineral mixture may be free of salts of fatty acids, namely soaps. The weatherized mineral mixture sheds water and is wind-resistant. Upon ingestion by livestock animals, the protective coating is digested and the minerals within the mineral mixture are absorbed by the livestock animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION LLC
    Inventor: PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION LLC
  • Publication number: 20130034629
    Abstract: Formulations for animal feed include granules comprising a mixed butyrate lactate salt; in which the mixed butyrate lactate salt is an at least bivalent metal, such as calcium, and the butyrate and lactate are present in a molar ratio between 3:1 and 1:3. The granules may be coated. The optionally coated granules have a particle size of 0.1 mm or more, preferably 0.2 mm or more, and about 2 mm or less, preferably about 1 mm or less. In addition, the butyrate lactate salt may be combined with another active ingredient that may be chosen from the group consisting of plant extracts, prebiotic compounds, probiotics, yeast extracts, medium chain fatty acids, unsaturated long chain fatty acids, fat-soluble vitamins, and toxin absorbing compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: SANLUC INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventor: SANLUC INTERNATIONAL N.V.
  • Publication number: 20120321751
    Abstract: The invention relates to a particulate material for controlled release of active ingredients, the particulate material comprising a combination of one or more active ingredients, excluding nicotine, and an inorganic mineral filler, wherein the active ingredient is reversibly absorbed into and/or adsorbed onto the inorganic mineral filler, and wherein the BET specific surface area of the inorganic mineral filler is above 15 m2/g, the BET specific surface area measured in accordance with ISO 9277. The invention is particularly advantageous for controlled release of active ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Kurt Møller Pedersen, Jette Bæk Andersen
  • Publication number: 20120195932
    Abstract: The present invention provides geodate delivery vehicles and methods of manufacture and administration. A vehicle including a lipid monolayer disposed about a hydrophobic domain is disclosed, that can be part of an emulsion or other mixture, or further disposed in a lipid strata. A vehicle including a lipid strata disposed about a hydrophobic domain is also disclosed. The vehicle can be incorporated into a variety of medicinal, food preparations, and personal care products to deliver or stabilize a cargo moiety. Packaged delivery vehicles for to later addition of cargo moieties are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raphael J. Mannino, Sara L. Krause-Elsmore, Susan Gould-Fogerite, David Delmarre, Ruying Lu
  • Publication number: 20120156288
    Abstract: A composition for delivering edible salts into food products via microcapsules having a protein-polysaccharide shell matrix and an edible salt-containing active material. A method of treating osteoporosis is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: LIPOFOODS, S.L.
    Inventors: Jamileh M. Lakkis, Jose Maria Garcia Anton
  • Patent number: 8182850
    Abstract: An oral composition comprising taste masked iron or copper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Consumer Care AG
    Inventors: Patrice Garcin, Catherine Kabaradjian
  • Publication number: 20120114805
    Abstract: The invention allows for a reduction in the amount of salt topically applied to a food product with an oil layer on its outer surface, without adversely affecting the taste of the food product. Salt particles with a particle size greater than the thickness of the oil layer are topically applied to the food product. Because substantially all of the salt particles protrude from the oil layer, they provide a saltiness perception having no meaningful difference from the saltiness perception provided by a control salt applied at higher levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Ehrhardt, Jason Thomas Niermann, V.N. Mohan Rao, Yi Zhu
  • Publication number: 20120045539
    Abstract: Active compound formulations for animal nutrition of amino acids, vitamins, enzymes and pigments, which are suitable for providing the active compounds in protected form for the nutrition of stock animals, in particular ruminants, and a process for the preparation of these protected active compound formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Hans Albrecht Hasseberg, Winfried Heimbeck, Dieter Greissinger, Wolfgang Mõese, Wolfgang Polzer, Nongyuan Shi, Martin Koerfer
  • Publication number: 20110300200
    Abstract: The present invention relates to intensely coloured and light-stable effect pigments based on transparent, undoped SiO2 flakes, which are distinguished by the fact that they are covered with an iron-oxide layer having a thickness of 30-150 nm, and all SiO2 flakes have an identical thickness, and the thickness of the SiO2 flakes is 250-400 nm, and to the use thereof in pigment mixtures, in cosmetic formulations and for colouring foods and pharmaceutical products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Gerhard Pfaff, Johann Dietz, Cornelia Foerderer, Xenia Petsitis, Doreen Warthe, Veronika Hochstein
  • Publication number: 20110274792
    Abstract: [OBJECT] The object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a food supplement in powder form to which hydrogen gas is adsorbed. [SOLUTION] Seashells have a layered structure containing CaCO3 as the principal component before calcination. Conchiolin, a protein characteristic to seashells, is sandwiched between layers to maintain a fixed shape. This protein is not removed under a usual condition. Therefore, it is inferred from analytical results described later as well that a protein-derived hydrogen gas is adsorbed and retained between layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: INVESTMENT DESIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Kokichi Hanaoka, Yoshiaki Matsuo, Ryouichi Ohtsubo, Atsuyoshi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20110229607
    Abstract: Food products are described. In one general aspect, a low-sodium alternative product to table salt is described that provides substantially equal salty flavor as compared with an equal volume of table salt. The low-sodium alternative product includes extremely small salt particles adhered to an edible carrier particle; the increased surface area-to-volume ratio of the product interacts with mouth physiology to provide increased salt flavor as compared to conventional table salt, while substantially reducing the amount of salt ingested by the consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: S K PATIL & ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Ya-Jane Wang, Sakharam K. Patil
  • Publication number: 20110171343
    Abstract: The invention relates to an additive, particularly for promoting food intake and the growth of animals such as piglets. Said additive is in the form of granules, each including: a core that includes at least one compound selected from taste modifiers, taste enhancers, and flavors; and a coating that includes at least two flavors. The invention also relates to a method for preparing such an additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Meunier, Christelle Raulet, David Bravo
  • Publication number: 20110117247
    Abstract: Composition and methods including powder aggregates formed from tacking fine composition particles to agglomerates. The compositions provide powder aggregates where component segregation and dusting is reduced, and composition flow is improved. Embodiments can include a powder composition having an agglomeration greater than about 100 microns in diameter coated with a tacking agent; and a fine particle less than about 100 microns tacked to the agglomeration by the tacking agent. The agglomeration can be maltodextrin, flavorings, tea solids, and juice solids. The fine particles can be APM, Ace-k, sucralose, vitamins and minerals. The tacking agent can be acetylated monoglyceride, propylene glycol or a caprylic/capric triglyceride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: John B. Russell, Thomas M. Plonski, Sari Wacks
  • Patent number: 7923047
    Abstract: A seasoning for reducing dietary sodium intake is disclosed. The portion of seasoning has a mean particle size of less than or equal to 20 microns. In one embodiment, the invention is a seasoning comprising a first seasoning component including a salt and a second seasoning component selected for at least one of complementing and reducing the amount of the first seasoning component required for flavoring a food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: ConAgra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jensen, Gordon Smith, Shawn Fear, Lance Schilmoeller, Clinton Johnson
  • Patent number: 7919128
    Abstract: Disclosed is a powdered composition including an emulsifier and at least one anti-caking additive selected from the group consisting of earth alkali oxides, earth alkali hydroxides or a mixture thereof. Further disclosed is a method for preventing caking of a powdered composition comprising emulsifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Puratos Naamloze Vennoostschap
    Inventors: François Heroufosse, Emmanuel Vanzeveren
  • Publication number: 20110064853
    Abstract: Provided herein are salts for use in food products having the formula: MgCl2.xKCl.yN—H4Cl.zH2O, wherein x+y is about 1, wherein x is greater than or equal to zero and less than 1, wherein y is greater than zero and less than or equal to 1, and wherein z is from about 4 to about 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Juhani Mäki, Tapio Mäki
  • Publication number: 20100028496
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for reducing the sodium chloride content in food products, to processes for the preparation thereof and to uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: SYMRISE GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sylvia Barnekow, Rainer Barnekow, Christopher Sabater-Lüntzel
  • Publication number: 20090297670
    Abstract: The invention provides a sweetener composition comprising a core nano particle in association with a sweetener carbohydrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: INNOVA S.A.
    Inventor: Avraham Baniel
  • Publication number: 20090087518
    Abstract: A heteromorphic granule comprising lysine free base and a lysine salt is disclosed. A fertilizer composition is set forth having cores containing an acid salt of a basic amino acid and effective amounts of first and second layer coatings coated sequentially to the surface of each core. A method for using the heteromorphic granule as a fertilizer and/or an animal feed is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Kevin Moore, Sundeep N. Vani, Kenneth E. Tague
  • Publication number: 20090041816
    Abstract: A coated particle is disclosed comprising a core, a first innermost layer coating the core, a second middle layer coating the first innermost layer and a third outermost layer coating the second middle layer, wherein the core comprises at least a water-in-oil emulsion or a fat and/or oil, wherein the first innermost layer comprises at least one emulsifier and, wherein the second middle layer comprises either one or more polyanions or one or more polycations and the third outermost layer comprises one or more polyelectrolytes only of opposing charge to that of the polyanions or polycations of the second middle layer. The inventors have observed that the particle has improved stability, particularly when the particles are small as the forces between said small particles to aggregate is greater and simultaneously provides a delivery vehicle for included actives and/or flavours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Ivan Petrovich Dotsenko, Ann-Marie Williamson, Gleb Yakubov
  • Patent number: 7455865
    Abstract: A food flavoring encapsulate includes an encapsulated substrate, such as salt, wherein the substrate is encapsulated by a flavored oil. The flavored oil incorporates a Maillard reaction product and is preferably substantially free of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Wynn Starr Flavors, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Buononato, Steven B. Zavagli
  • Publication number: 20080075813
    Abstract: An encapsulated seasoning and method for seasoning for preserving, seasoning, enhancing, and potentiating flavor in a variety of foods and beverages is disclosed. The encapsulated seasoning may include shell and a core, the core comprising at least one seasoning particle having a particle size less than 25 microns and a non-aqueous composition. The encapsulated seasoning particle may include sodium chloride, as a seasoning, and a hydrophobic shell. Encapsulated small sodium chloride may be more effective in delivering taste impact than larger sized sodium chloride. Therefore, less sodium chloride may be required for the same taste effect resulting in less dietary sodium intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Gordon Smith, Michael Jensen
  • Publication number: 20080008790
    Abstract: A seasoned food product, a seasoning, and a method for seasoning and/or preserving a food product is described in accordance with exemplary embodiments of the present invention. The charge of seasoning has a mean particle size of at least approximately less than 20 microns. In another embodiment, the present invention is a seasoning comprising a first seasoning component including a salt and a second seasoning component selected for at least one of complementing the first seasoning component and reducing the amount of the first seasoning component required for flavoring a food product. The first seasoning component and second seasoning component have a mean particle size of at least approximately less than 20 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Jensen, Gordon Smith, Shawn Fear, Lance Schilmoeller, Clinton Johnson
  • Patent number: 6875443
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the encapsulation of long chain alcohols, C20-C36, in various materials including polymers and waxes. Through the proper selection of the polymer the encapsulated long chain alcohol can be advantageously added to foods such as margarines, salad dressings and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Clemence K. Dartey, Thomas E. Sox
  • Patent number: 6841181
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multifunctional encapsulated biologically active food component consisting of a core which comprises at least one dietary fiber, which core is surrounded by at least one biologically active substance, in which the core and the biologically active substance(s) is (are) surrounded by one or more shell-forming substance(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignees: Nutrinova Nutrition Specialties & Food Ingredients GmbH, J. Rettenmaler & Soehne GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Martin Jager, Bernd Haber, Benno Kunz, Stephanie Sträter, Jenny Weissbrodt, Hartmut Bollinger, Hans-Georg Brendle, Georg Bache
  • Patent number: 6835397
    Abstract: The present invention is an encapsulated yeast composite comprising a core comprising yeast and a coating containing an emulsifiable lipid. The yeast includes Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The invention also relates to other encapsulated bioactive substance composites. The nature of the coating provides controlled release of the bioactive substance from the encapsulate. The encapsulated composites are useful in the production of food compositions, food products, and animal feed products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Balchem Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip K. Lee, Paul H. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20040156954
    Abstract: Filled dough products are provided having enhanced crispiness. In one aspect specific crispiness enhancing ingredients are added to either or both the dough composition and the filling composition to provide superior crust performance properties in the final filled dough product. In another aspect, a preferred extrusion die is provided that comprises a primary extrusion opening and a plurality of secondary extrusion openings and is positioned across an outlet of an extrusion passageway. The preferred die further includes at least one recessed region, which at least partially includes a portion of one or more secondary extrusion openings. The present invention is also directed to methods of forming filled food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: Peeyush Maheshwari, Mary J. Reed, Thomas Craig Hoese, Essam Wahbah, Nicholas D. Kovich, Heidi L. Nelson, James N. Weinstein
  • Patent number: 6716463
    Abstract: A coming layer agent is provided which can substantially avoid water from transferring from a food substrate to a “coatings”, such as a sheet and a coating, even when the food has been freeze-preserved, and which can prevent a decrease in crispness of the “coatings” after the food has been cooked by a microwave oven. A coating layer agent composition for frozen foods to be microwave-heated, each of the foods comprising a food substrate and a “coatings”, is featured in containing an emulsifier, preferably acetylated monoglycerides and/or protein, and/or oil and fat. The composition can be used in the form of powder mixed with and adhered to silicon dioxide. In this case, the composition can contain a coating layer agent preferably in the range of 100-250 weight % for silicon dioxide, and also can contain thermo-coagulating protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Koriyama, Satoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20030196808
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for encapsulating a liquid within a semi-permeable membrane. In particular, the present invention provides a method for encapsulating free flowing liquids. The current invention also provides a method for treating the downhole region of a well using encapsulated well treatment chemicals. The method of treating the downhole region of a well is particularly useful in acid etching a fracture face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Matthew E. Blauch, Juanita M. Cassidy
  • Patent number: 6491964
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process to make (com)pressed products of salt comprising iron ammonium hydroxypolycarboxylic acid complexes as anti-caking additive, as well as to the obtained pressed products and the use of these pressed products, for example as salt licks and/or water softener salt products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Gerhardus Johannes Alfonsus Maria Setz, Willem Pries
  • Patent number: 6468568
    Abstract: A mineral or vitamin fortification ingredient which does not deleteriously affect palatability and appearance of foods is obtained by encapsulation of the mineral or vitamin in a grindable, glassy matrix composition. The glassy matrix composition includes an oligosaccharide, such as &bgr;-2-1 fructofuranose materials, preferably fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and inulin, which not only forms a glassy matrix, but also beneficially increases the fiber content of the food. At least one edible oil is included in the encapsulating composition to prevent substantial adverse interaction between the mineral or vitamin encapsulant and the glass-forming oligosaccharide matrix material, and to achieve controlled release of the encapsulant from the glassy matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Leusner, Jamileh Lakkis, Bernhard H. van Lengerich, Thomas Jarl
  • Patent number: 6447824
    Abstract: A substitute for edible oil and fat, which contains fine particles having an average particle size of 250 microns or less and a surface hydrophobic degree of 35 g or less as the oil absorption measured by the oil absorption assay method of JIS K6223, as well as a food containing the substitute for edible oil and fat. The substitute for edible oil and fat renders possible achievement of low oil content and low calorie of food mainly including bakery products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro Watanabe, Chie Sasaki, Masahiko Nonaka, Hideshi Matoba
  • Patent number: 6436453
    Abstract: A mineral or vitamin fortification ingredient which does not deleteriously affect palatability and appearance of foods is obtained by encapsulation of the mineral or vitamin in a grindable, glassy matrix composition. At least one edible oil is included in the encapsulating composition to prevent substantial adverse interaction between the mineral or vitamin encapsulant and the glass-forming matrix material, and to achieve controlled release of the encapsulant from the glassy matrix. The oil also reduces or eliminates the use of added water as a plasticizer thereby avoiding the need for substantial evaporation or drying to achieve a non-rubbery, grindable encapsulated ingredient. The oil assists in plasticizing the matrix material for extrudability and the prevention of undesirable browning or discoloration of the encapsulating matrix composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernhard H. van Lengerich, Jamileh Lakkis
  • Patent number: 6391374
    Abstract: Soy-based, flaked food products are provided. In one form, the food product includes defatted soy flakes, an exogenous source of protein and isolated starch. The product may further include a cereal grain, wherein the defatted soy flakes are present in the product in greater amounts by weight than the cereal grain. The defatted soy flakes may be pre-toasted to reduce the bittery, beany off-flavors of the soybean. Methods of producing the soy-based, flaked food products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jonathan Arthur Gray, Nicholas Louis Rozzi, Laura Ann Zimmer, Atina Marie Biehle, Avery Kent Solco, Aaron Lee Davis
  • Patent number: 6325859
    Abstract: A method for preparing beads containing at least one active ingredient, such as a flavor, fragrance, vitamin, and/or coloring material, to food or tobacco products, where the active ingredient is released at a controlled rate. Discrete droplets of the active ingredient and an acid polysaccharide are formed in an aqueous medium, then the droplets are converted to water insoluble gel beads by introducing the droplets into a solution containing multivalent cations, thereby building a suspension of gel beads. The beads may then be added to the food or tobacco product in an effective amount to flavor, perfume, vitamize, and/or color the product. The beads are heat and mechanically stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Givaudan Roure (International) SA
    Inventors: Kris Bart De Roos, Markus Wetli
  • Patent number: 6242019
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved confectionery compositions which have a substantial reduction in the unpleasant organoleptic sensations associated with the release of functional ingredients from the confection in the oral cavity. The confectionery composition comprises a confectionery base, a functional ingredient which is a botanical or a mineral or a mineral salt having an unpleasant mouthfeel, and from about 0.5% to about 5.0% by weight of the composition of one or more fats, said amount being effective to suppress the unpleasant mouthfeel of the functional ingredient. For botanicals the confectionery composition is a hard boiled candy composition or a hard gum composition and the fat is one or more partially hydrogenated vegetable oils or saturated fats. For minerals or their salts the confection is a hard boiled candy composition and the fat is one or more partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company
    Inventors: Anthony John Bell, Wendy Deisseroth, Jean-Marie Jordan
  • Patent number: 6066344
    Abstract: Process methods are described for combining compounds of mineral nutrients into chemically stable powder mixtures that notably preserve chromium in a soluble form conducive to both absorption and bioavailability. The methods include the compounds of minerals in preferred chemical forms, procedures for treatment of certain compounds to maintain solubility, appropriate sequences for combination of the compounds and other premix ingredients, and blending to provide an adequately homogeneous mixture. The methods provide premixes of minerals that support bioavailable chromium and that exhibit good stability, solubility, odor and color for addition to nutritional products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
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    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1996
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    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
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