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PATENTS TO PONDER
Hollow-core extrusion screw assembly
In recent years, pet food processors have been incorporating higher levels
of fresh meat into dry kibble formulations, which can pose problems
for conventional extrusion technologies. Wenger Manufacturing, Inc. addresses
these issues with this twin screw extrusion assembly, including
hollow-core elongated barrels equipped with steam injection mechanisms.
US Patent No. 11,241,026 (Feb. 8, 2022), Wenger, L. et al., assigned to
Wenger Manufacturing, Inc., Sabetha, KS.
Dog popsicle
Just in time for summer, this patent depicts a design for a dog popsicle.
The entire treat is edible, including the " popsicle stick, " and the front of the
treat features an embossed paw shape.
US Patent No. D943,862 (Feb. 22, 2022), Cobena, V. D. et al., assigned
to Valentina D. Cobena, Miami, FL.
Alternative protein compositions
Wild Earth, Inc. describes a pet food formulation containing edible, single-cell
microorganisms from fungi, bacteria, algae or synthetic animal
cells. The invention contains at least one fungus-containing product and
a group of other ingredients to provide palatability, preservation and nutritional
value for a pet food or treat without traditional animal-based proteins.
US Patent No. 11,259,546 (March 1, 2022), Shigeta, R. et al., assigned to
Wild Earth, Inc., Berkeley, CA.
Pet food for skin allergies
According to Hill's Pet Nutrition, skin and coat issues make up 15% to 25%
of small animal veterinary practice activities. This pet food formulation addresses
non-food allergies in dogs and cats, and is comprised of specific
ratios of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, alpha lipoic acid, quercetin sources
from herbs, fruits and vegetables, an egg product, and vitamins E and C.
US Patent No. 11,284,633 (March 29, 2022), Gross, K. et al., assigned to
Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc., Topeka, KS.
Improving dry pet food palatability
Big Heart Pet, Inc., owned by The J.M. Smucker Company, describes a
pet food formulation comprising of a porous matrix of starch infused with
flowable fat, as well as a dry palatant. The result is an energy-dense, highcrunch
dry pet food product that offers improved palatability, nutrition and
digestibility.
US Patent No. 11,297,853 (April 12, 2022), Jiminez-Marquez, S. A. et al.,
assigned to Big Heart Pet, Inc., Orrville, OH.
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