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PATENTS TO PONDER
Enjoy this collection of patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office to inventors of equipment, ingredients and processes related to the pet food and treat industry.

Equipment for encasing meats

This technology accelerates the production of jerky-like meat products using a mechanical method to fill a tubular case with a meat slurry. The patent
describes at least one gripping element to feed the tube through a region
where it is filled with the meat product.
US Patent No. 10,524,482 (Jan. 7, 2020), Mach, M. et al., assigned to
VEMAG Maschinenbau GmbH, Verden/Aller, Germany.

Microbial solutions for animal health

This method describes coating animal feed or pet food with a concoction
of living microbes so that the food delivers those microbes to an animal's
gastrointestinal tract to support overall health and well-being. The invention
can help prevent bacterial and parasitic contamination, enhancing immunity, digestibility, intestinal health, and resistance to threatening pathogens.
US Patent No. 10,524,487 (Jan. 7, 2020), Le, K., assigned to Cisbay, San
Jose, CA.

Disc-shaped kibble to prevent oral inflammation

This patent refers to a kibble design that improves palatability and reduces
the risk of oral inflammation sometimes caused by the rigid nature of kibble
products. The kibble is designed to deliver dietary supplements, such as
curcumin, green tea, pomegranate, chamomile extracts, and other botanical and herbal ingredients, that suport overall pet health and wellness,
US Patent No. 10,524,488 (Jan. 7, 2020), Vondran, J. et al., assigned to
Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc., Topeka, KS.

Upcycling waste stream byproducts into nutritious animal foods

As demand for sustainable ingredients grows in the North American pet
food market, this patent explains methods of extruding animal feed that incorporates fruit and vegetable pomace and other waste stream ingredients
to create nutritional pet food products that add value back into otherwise
wasted food ingredients.
US Patent No. 10,524,497 (Jan. 7, 2020), Rizvi, S. S. H. et al., assigned to
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Insect protein processing

As a leader in global insect processing, Bühler Group has introduced a detailed method of converting insects and worms into nutritious animal and
human food products, as well as pharmaceuticals, on an industrial scale
and in a cost-effective way.
US Patent No. 10,537,118 (Jan. 21, 2020), Arsiwalla, T. et al., assigned to
Bühler Insect Technology Solutions AG, Uzwil, Switzerland.

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