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Composition for improving taste of high-intensity sweetener and application thereof

Matsutani Chemical Industry

Composition for improving taste of high-intensity sweetener and application thereof

Restaurant-specific food logging from images

Microsoft

Restaurant-specific food logging from images

Restaurant-specific food logging from images

Strategic Design Federation W

Computer-aided route selection


Date/App# patent app List of recent Calorie-related patents
08/20/15
20150231276 
 Role of dh44 and homologs in calorie sensing patent thumbnailRole of dh44 and homologs in calorie sensing
Provided are methods for identifying drosophila melanogaster mutants which have mutations affecting calorie sensing behavior. Also provided are methods for identifying agents that can interfere with calorie sensing behavior in d.
New York University


08/20/15
20150230509 
 Composition for improving taste of high-intensity sweetener and application thereof patent thumbnailComposition for improving taste of high-intensity sweetener and application thereof
A low-calorie food or drink, particularly an edible product (a food or drink) with an improved distinctive strange taste (particularly bitterness remaining in the mouth) has low calories and is obtained by replacing part or most of the sugar or isomerized sugar to be added by a high-intensity sweetener. Provided are a composition for improving a taste of a high-intensity sweetener, a method of improving a taste of an edible product containing a high-intensity sweetener, and an edible product in which a taste of a high-intensity sweetener is improved, each of which is characterized by containing or using an isomerized sugar and a rare sugar such that the rare sugar is contained or used in an amount of from 1 to 150 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the isomerized sugar..
Matsutani Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.


08/13/15
20150228062 
 Restaurant-specific food logging from images patent thumbnailRestaurant-specific food logging from images
A “food logger” provides various approaches for learning or training one or more image-based models (referred to herein as “meal models”) of nutritional content of meals. This training is based on one or more datasets of images of meals in combination with “meal features” that describe various parameters of the meal.
Microsoft Corporation


08/06/15
20150219465 
 Computer-aided route selection patent thumbnailComputer-aided route selection
In some aspects, a processor may receive a starting point and an ending point from a runner. The processor may receive calorie information from the runner.
Strategic Design Federation W, Inc.


08/06/15
20150216797 
 Method for satiation enhancement of food emulsions using an aerosol delivery system patent thumbnailMethod for satiation enhancement of food emulsions using an aerosol delivery system
The method as described herein promotes reduced food calorie intake, for purposes of weight loss or weight maintenance, through use of an aerosol delivery system that increases food emulsion volume (overrun) by as much as 400%, thereby stimulating various satiation feedback mechanisms within the body to effectively gain a net increase in satiation when compared to satiation from calories otherwise ingested without the volume increase produced by said aerosol delivery system.. .

07/23/15
20150204832 
 Calorie calculation device patent thumbnailCalorie calculation device
A calorie calculation device having a measurement unit, a weight detection unit, and a control unit. The measurement unit measures the water content of an analysis target (s).
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150203808 
 Cellulase-producing novel strain and saccharification method using the same patent thumbnailCellulase-producing novel strain and saccharification method using the same
The present invention relates to the novel strain pholiota adiposa sku714, a method for producing cellulase from the strain and a method for saccharifying cellulose using the produced cellulase. Since the cellulase produced by the novel strain according to the present invention exhibits better saccharification yield than the existing saccharification enzymes, it can be used in various applications, including bioenergy production, textile industry, papermaking industry, detergent industry, feed industry, food industry, production of low-calorie foods, fermentation of food wastes, or the like..
Sk Chemicals Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150202659 
 Wireless cleaning apparatus using electrical energy to produce calories patent thumbnailWireless cleaning apparatus using electrical energy to produce calories
A wireless cleaning apparatus uses electrical energy to produce calories. Steam is generated with a view to carrying out a cleaning operation by spraying steam.
Ecodrop


07/16/15
20150197695 
 Catalytic cracking process allowing improved upcycling of the calories from the combustion fumes patent thumbnailCatalytic cracking process allowing improved upcycling of the calories from the combustion fumes
The present invention describes a process for the production of gasoline using a catalytic cracking unit, processing conventional heavy cuts in a wide conradson carbon range from 0.1 to 0.8, said process comprising a preheating of the combustion air downstream of the air compressor by heat exchange with the combustion fumes originating from the regeneration section, said fumes being collected between the waste heat boiler and the economizer.. .
Ifp Energies Nouvelles


07/16/15
20150196583 
 Compounds and their effects on appetite control and insulin sensitivity patent thumbnailCompounds and their effects on appetite control and insulin sensitivity
The invention provides a propionate inulin ester for the reduction of appetite, food intake and/or calorie intake and/or to improve insulin sensitivity in a subject, and for the treatment or prevention of obesity or diabetes. The invention also provides compositions comprising a propionate inulin ester, methods using propionate inulin esters, functional food containing propionate inulin ester and methods of making propionate inulin esters..
The University Court Of The University Of Glasgow


07/09/15
20150190669 

Toning garment with rotational axis offset compensation


Disclosed is a muscle toning garment with resistance elements, which may be fluid filled dampers. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion.
Tau Orthopedics, Llc


06/11/15
20150161356 

Automated coaching


The present invention provides systems and methods relating to a coaching system, which supports behavioral modification programs for calorie control, weight control, and/or general fitness. Specific embodiments of the invention include a coaching system that is useful in conjunction with a system for monitoring caloric balance (consumption vs.
Nutrisystem Inc.


06/04/15
20150153101 

Method for producing a treated natural gas, a cut rich in c3+ hydrocarbons and optionally an ethane-rich stream, and associated facility


The method includes the following steps, sampling a recycling stream (152) in a head stream (131, 140, 141) stemming from a recovery column (35), establishing a heat exchange relationship of the recycling stream (152) with at least one portion of the head stream (131) stemming from the recovery column (35), reintroducing, after expansion, the cooled and expanded recycling stream into the recovery column (35). The method includes sampling in the bottom of the recovery column (35) of at least one bottom reboiling stream (165), and establishing a heat exchange relationship of the re-boiling stream with at least one portion of the initial natural gas (13) or/and with the recycling stream (152), the bottom reboiling being ensured by the calories taken from the initial natural gas stream (13) or/and from the recycling stream (152).
Technip France


05/28/15
20150148636 

Ambient light cell phones, smart watches, occupancy sensors, and wearables


An improved sensor (102) for respiratory and metabolic monitoring in mobile devices, wearables, security, illumination, photography, and other devices and systems uses a broadband ambient light (114), which is then transmitted to a target (125) such as the ear, face, or wrist of a living subject. Some of the scattered light returning from the target to detector (141) is passed through spectral filter set (155) to produce multiple detector regions, each region sensitive to a different narrowband wavelength range, and the detected light is spectrally analyzed to determine a measure of a physiology of the subject such as pulse, respiration, hydration, calories.

05/28/15
20150148632 

Calorie monitoring sensor and cell phones, smart watches, occupancy sensors, and wearables


An improved sensor (102) for calorie monitoring in mobile devices, wearables, security, illumination, photography, and other devices and systems uses an optional phosphor-coated broadband white led (103) to produce broadband light (114), which is then transmitted along with any ambient light to target (125) such as the ear, face, or wrist of a living subject. Some of the scattered light returning from the target to detector (141) is passed through narrowband spectral filter set (155) to produce multiple detector regions, each sensitive to a different narrowband wavelength range, and the detected light is spectrally analyzed to determine a measure of calories, such as calories expended, calories ingested, calorie balance, or rate of calories expended, in part based on a noninvasive measure of respiration, such as respiratory rate, respiratory effort, respiratory depth, or respiratory variability.

05/28/15
20150148624 

Method for detecting physiology at distance or during movement for mobile devices, illumination, security, occupancy sensors, and wearables


An improved sensor (102) for physiology monitoring in mobile devices, wearables, security, illumination, photography, and other devices and systems uses broadband light (114) transmitted to a target (125) such as the ear, face, or wrist of a living subject. Some of the scattered light returning from the target to detector (141) is passed through narrowband spectral filter set (155) to produce multiple detector regions, each sensitive to a different wavelength range.

05/21/15
20150142370 

Tracker and operation process thereof


The present invention provides a tracker and the operation process thereof. In one aspect, the tracker, designed for positioning on a part below a user's knee, provided in the present invention is able to switch between modes such as walking mode, cycling mode, swimming mode, sleeping mode, and other modes by detecting the motions of a user.

05/21/15
20150141873 

Systems and methods for stride length calibration


Described herein are systems, devices, and methods for determining a user's stride length and monitoring various aspects of the user's activities. An apparatus worn or carried by the user may determine and track when a user takes a step and, based at least in part on user-specific information, determine an estimated stride length of the user associated with a respective step rate or step rate range.
Physical Enterprises, Inc.


05/21/15
20150140523 

Computer implemented determining, managing and optimizing calorie intake of a user


A system and method for determining, managing and optimizing calorie intake of a user have been disclosed. The system determines the calorie intake of a user based on basal metabolic rate and body mass index of the user and accordingly generates a customized menu for the user.

05/21/15
20150140164 

Methods for managing weight loss and body mass


The invention provides methods for promoting weight loss by an animal, promoting weight loss by an animal while preventing or minimizing loss of lean body mass by the animal, preventing a reduction in energy metabolism by an animal, reducing the risk of regaining weight by an animal after weight loss, and ameliorating undesirable animal behaviors associated with reduced caloric intake by intermittently feeding an animal a first diet containing calories that meet the animal's maintenance energy requirements and a second diet containing calories that do not meet the animal's maintenance energy requirements. In preferred embodiments, the described feeding pattern and diets are fed in conjunction with one or more weight loss agents..
Nestec Sa


05/14/15
20150133370 

Dietary compositions and methods for protection against chemotherapy, radiotherapy, oxidative stress, and aging


The present invention relates to dietary compositions comprising reduced level of methionine, tryptophan, all amino acids, or protein, dietary compositions comprising glycerol as a substitute for monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides, and hypocaloric or calorie free diets with reduced level of energy, carbohydrates, or protein. Also disclosed are methods of using these compositions and diets, as well as fasting, to protect subjects against chemotherapy, radiotherapy, oxidative stress, or aging..

05/14/15
20150132722 

Diet and calories measurements and control


The present invention depicts systems and methods for utilizing sensors and other means that are able to track a user, and grasp his pattern of food intake (e.g., the volume, calories, content, and other attributes of food entities), calories outtake, and online network capabilities for tracking the balance of user calories and other nutritional attributes.. .

05/14/15
20150132463 

Reduced-calorie partially-frozen beverages


The present disclosure provides for a reduced-calorie partially-frozen beverage, concentrate syrup, mix and a method for making a reduced-calorie partially-frozen beverage. The freezing point of the partially-frozen beverage is depressed through the use of an l-sugar, such as, for example, l-hexose monosaccharide alone or in combination with other freezing point depressants.

05/14/15
20150132448 

Low-calorie sol food material, low-calorie sol food material in package container, and manufacturing method thereof


A manufacturing method of a low-calorie sol food material includes four steps. The first step includes stirring a mixture of water, glucomannan or konjac refined flour or a combination thereof, and a poorly-soluble water absorbent, whereby the mixture is swollen to form a sol substance.

05/14/15
20150132446 

Snack-size pet food mix


An individually-packaged shelf-stable snack-sized pet food mix. The pet food mix includes at least two visually identifiable dried ingredients, wherein a total amount of about 5 grams to about 25 grams of the pet food mix is contained within the individual package and provides less than about 25% of the daily calories of the pet..

04/30/15
20150120506 

Methods and monitoring and encouraging health and fitness


Methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring and encouraging health and fitness. In accordance with a first aspect, an apparatus is provided that is adapted to assist in weight loss and exercise.

04/30/15
20150120378 

Methods and systems for product consumption determination


Methods and systems for acquiring, processing and tracking product consumption data acquired from a point of sale and standardizing the consumption data using financial transaction data are provided. The method includes acquiring member information, product information and purchase ticket information for a given purchase by a given member where the member includes an individual, a household, a group, a third party, or combinations thereof.
Graphtrack Corporation


04/30/15
20150119321 

System and losing weight


A unique combination of weight loss modalities that produce 20-40 pounds of weigh loss in a six week treatment period. Treatment includes a meal plan chosen to provide adequate protein and nutrition during dieting and to assist metabolism of toxins created from the release of stored fat, high amounts of fiber to assist in collecting toxins and fat in the elimination system and to encourage peristaltic action in the bowel, a bowel toner to further increase peristaltic action in the bowel, stimulating liver functions of fat and toxins.

04/30/15
20150118659 

Systems and methods for evaluating food products in a health-management context


Systems and methods for weight management. In an embodiment, nutritional information for a food product is acquired.
Cal Pro Method Llc


04/23/15
20150111707 

Waist twisting station


A waist twisting station includes a base, a rotating unit for waist twisting, and at least one spring to generate resistance force. The rotating unit has a hoop linked with a spring, which can be pushed away by user's body movement.

04/23/15
20150110940 

D-psicose in zero or low calorie frozen beverages


D-psicose is included in a zero- or low-calorie frozen beverage to achieve a brix and mouthfeel substantially similar to that of a full-calorie frozen beverage.. .
Pepsico, Inc.


04/23/15
20150110925 

Low-calorie beverage composition


Disclosed is a beverage composition. The beverage composition includes a sweetener and cellulose ether.
Samsung Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.


04/23/15
20150107910 

Method and system to provide a person with a personalized advice with regard to his/her weight


A method for providing personalized recommendations to an individual, relating to monitoring his or her weight, comprising the steps of /a/ obtaining a plurality of prior weighings for the individual concerned, each weighing giving the total weight and the body fat percentage, /b/ deriving a characteristic curve (s1) for the individual by associating at least the total weight and the fat body mass, /c/ obtaining a target total weight (p2) for the user to achieve by the end of a target period, and therefore a target total weight change, /d/ deducing a target number of calories to burn, corresponding to target changes in the fat body mass and lean body mass deduced from the total weight change, /e/ providing the user with personalized instructions on exercise and/or diet.. .
Withings


04/23/15
20150107464 

Moveable door for vertical cooking grill


The disclosure provides a movable door that directs debris, such as oil, grease, and food particles, that falls from a plurality of cooking slots in a vertical cooking grill to an area separate from a food product delivery tray, providing a cooked food product with reduced calories that is potentially more visually appealing.. .

04/09/15
20150099034 

Low-calorie, low-fat cracker composition containing xylose, cracker made from the composition, and preparing the composition


The present invention relates to a cracker composition containing xylose, to a cracker made from the composition, and to a method for preparing the composition, wherein xylose is included not only to achieve excellent coloring and gloss even without spraying oils and fats on the surface of the cracker, but to also provide a low-calorie, low-fat cracker with an excellent, light and simple taste. More particularly, the present invention relates to a cracker composition containing xylose, to a cracker made from the composition, and to a method for preparing the composition, wherein the cracker is prepared from a composition that contains xylose rather than spraying oils and fats on the surface of the cracker which would lead to the uptake of a high amount of fat and calories, to thereby provide a cracker which has a superior appearance and olfactory and gustatory characteristic, which is healthy, and which can be used as a snack for weight control.
Cj Cheiljedang Corporation


04/09/15
20150099022 

Phytoecdysones for use in improving the muscle quality of obese and/or sarcopenic mammals


Phytoecdysones for use in improving muscle quality in obese and/or sarcopenic mammals, preferably, obese mammals subjected to a low-calorie diet. The phytoecdysones are advantageously incorporated into a food composition.
Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique


04/02/15
20150093470 

Reduced calorie beverage or food product and process and making same


The invention relates to a process for preparing a reduced calorie beverage or food product employing fermentation of a plant-derived juice or liquid and removing the ethanol therefrom. The process involves first converting at least some of the sugar in a plant-derived juice or liquid by fermenting it with yeast to produce a fermentation product containing ethanol and subsequently removing at least some of the ethanol from the fermentation product, while maintaining the fermentation product at a temperature of less than fifty-five degrees celsius to produce the reduced calorie beverage or food product.
Square Son Intellectual Property, Lp


03/26/15
20150086675 

Use of lactic acid bacteria for preparing fermented food products with increased natural sweetness


The dairy industry today faces a problem of providing an alternative to adding sweeteners to fermented milk products in order to achieve the desired sweet taste without the added calories. Furthermore, it would be highly advantageous to establish a method for reducing lactose in fermented milk products to a level which is acceptable for lactose-intolerant consumers.
Chr. Hansen A/s


03/12/15
20150069067 

Tray with a plurality of cavities for the freezing and storage of foodstuffs in specific volumes, and methods to stabilize said tray


A tray for the storage and preservation of foods and liquids that has a plurality of cavities, the volumes of which are common units of measure in cooking recipes and for calorie counting. A lid is also described which fits tightly onto the top of the tray to act as a sealing piece to help in the extended preservation of the contents of the tray.

03/05/15
20150059390 

Low temperature wearable cooling device for stimulating weight-loss and related methods


Disclosed are several embodiments of wearable cooling devices for applying low temperatures to the human body for the purpose of inducing calorie burn over and above resting metabolic rate, even if the wearer is resting, and for the ultimate purpose of weight loss. It is an objective of this disclosure to describe the wearable cooling devices so that low temperatures are applied comprehensively over regions of the body that will induce significant calorie burn.

02/19/15
20150051140 

Modification of feeding behavior


Methods are disclosed for decreasing calorie intake, food intake, and appetite in a subject. The methods include peripherally administering pyy or an agonist thereof and glp-1 or an agonist thereof to the subject, simultaneously or sequentially, thereby decreasing the calorie intake of the subject..
Oregon Health And Science University


02/19/15
20150047253 

Method for increasing calorific value of low-grade coals


To provide less expensive and non-polluting coals of which calorific values are increased by improving composition of coals having high moisture content and low fire power, such as peat and lignite, to thereby increase combustion calorie. Materials of coals are heated in a predetermined temperature range in an oxygen-free atmosphere while injecting inactive gas, and elements except for carbon in the atmosphere and in the coals are individually separated by thermal decomposition in the order from an element having a lower decomposition temperature at a temperature of 450 degrees c.

02/12/15
20150042432 

Coiled electronic power component comprising a heat sinking support


A coiled electronic power component configured to be mounted on a base, the component including an axially extending magnetic core around which a plurality of turns are wound to form a magnetic coil, and at least one bracket for mounting on the base. The mounting bracket includes a first drain surface in thermal contact with the magnetic core and a second drain surface in thermal contact with the plurality of turns to drain calories from the magnetic core and from the plurality of turns to the base during operation of the component..
Hispano Suiza


02/12/15
20150042431 

Coiled electronic power component comprising a heat sinking support


A coiled electronic power component configured to be mounted on a base, the component including an axially extending magnetic core around which a plurality of turns are wound to form a magnetic coil, and at least one bracket for mounting on the base. The mounting bracket includes at least one drain surface in thermal contact with the magnetic core and/or the plurality of turns to drain calories from the magnetic core and/or from the plurality of turns to the base during operation of the component.
Hispano Suiza


02/12/15
20150041532 

Longitudinal personal health management system using mobile data capture


A system and method for tracking longitudinal data for the maintenance and management of health of an individual. The method entails marking numerous groceries, drugs, beverages, etc., with labels that may be read by a scanner or reader embedded in a pda or cell phone or similar small electronic device, and providing users with a suitable scanner or reader.

01/15/15
20150018432 

Compositions and methods using rebaudioside x to provide sweetness enhancement


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.

01/15/15
20150017310 

Low calorie drink tablet


A beverage tablet comprising an effervescent system including a base selected from one or more carbonates, bicarbonates, or combinations thereof, where the base is present in an amount of about 5 wt % to about 40 wt % of the tablet; and where the tablet self-disperses in an aqueous liquid in less than about three minutes to produce a beverage.. .
Intercontinental Great Brands Llc


01/15/15
20150017147 

Methods and products to provide oral nutritional care to subjects with dementia


The present invention provides food products, nutritional programs, and methods for meeting nutritional needs of subjects with dementia and related cognitive disorders. In one embodiment, the invention provides a food product comprising a reversibly sealed container and a soup, wherein the soup is in the container and comprises a total volume of 200-2000 mls, a vegetable or meat component, 300 to 2500 calories, a macronutrient caloric distribution comprising: 20-80% fat, 10-45% protein, and 10-65% carbohydrate, about 2% to about 40% medium chain triglycerides, omega 3 fatty acids in an amount of 100 to 2000 mg and less than 20 solid food particles having a volume greater than about 20 cm3.
D&e Gillespie Enterprises Llc


01/08/15
20150011498 

Use of a reduced calorie infant formula containing nucleotides and/or carotenoids for reducing adverse health effects later in life


The present disclosure is directed to reduced calorie infant formulas, and in particular, reduced calorie infant formulas that have at least one nucleotide and/or at least one carotenoid for reducing inflammation-related diseases later in life. Particularly, the reduced calorie infant formulas reduce the risk of obesity later in life..
Abbott Laboratories


01/08/15
20150010686 

Low-calorie pasta and the production thereof


Repeated attempts have been made to produce low-calorie pasta that has the characteristics of conventional pasta. According to the invention, the aim is achieved using a dough made of durum wheat flour, or oat bran, microcellulose, polysaccharides, oil, an emulsifier and water.

12/25/14
20140377436 

Low calorie sugar substitute composition and methods for making the same


The present invention is a low calorie sugar substitute composition that provides similar properties, characteristics, and taste of sugar at equivalent volumes and/or weights but without the calorie content of sugar or effects on glycemic index and a process for making the same.. .

12/18/14
20140370117 

Low-concentration nutritional composition


The present invention provides an enteral nutritional composition with which the labor of administering water between meals can be saved. The enteral nutritional composition comprises proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, with the calories per ml of the composition being less than 1 kcal and the moisture content being 30 percent by mass or more..
Nutri Co., Ltd.


12/18/14
20140370095 

Weight loss compositions and methods for appetite suppression


A beverage composition for weight loss is provided which includes cayenne pepper; a palate enhancing agent selected from the group consisting of fruits, herbs, vegetables and mixtures thereof, the agent including pulp of the fruits, the herbs, the vegetables or the mixtures thereof; a least two spices selected from the group consisting of black or white pepper, ginger, cinnamon, mustard seed and mixtures thereof; and water in an amount from 80 to 99% by weight of the composition; and wherein the composition has a total calorie content from 0 to 100 based on 100 gram of the composition.. .

12/11/14
20140363502 

Resveratrol-containing compositions and methods of use for treatment of macular degeneration


The present invention relates to a resveratrol-containing composition capable of modulating gene expression to an extent greater than that observed with resveratrol alone or with calorie restriction. The invention particularly pertains to such resveratrol-containing compositions that comprise resveratrol, a chelator, hyaluronic acid, and/or vitamin d and which upon administration to a recipient, increases the concentration or activity of a survival/longevity gene product and/or decreases the concentration or activity of a gene product that induces or causes cellular damage.

12/04/14
20140357553 

Nutritional composition for wound healing


A nutritional composition for promoting would healing comprises a protein source, a lipid source and a carbohydrate source wherein no more than 1.8% of the total calories of the composition derive from arginine and wherein the protein source includes praline in an amount of at least 3% of the total calories of the composition. The composition may be administered orally and is particularly suitable for the amelioration of pressure ulcers although it may also be used with advantage in the nutritional management of acute wounds including pre and post surgery..

11/27/14
20140349257 

Smart watch and food utensil for monitoring food consumption


This invention is a device and system for monitoring a person's food consumption comprising: a wearable sensor that automatically collects data to detect eating events; a smart food utensil, probe, or dish that collects data concerning the chemical composition of food which the person is prompted to use when an eating event is detected; and a data analysis component that analyzes chemical composition data to estimate the types and amounts of foods, ingredients, nutrients, and/or calories consumed by the person. In an example, the wearable sensor can be part of a smart watch or smart bracelet.

11/27/14
20140349256 

Smart watch and human-to-computer interface for monitoring food consumption


This invention is a device and system for monitoring a person's food consumption comprising: a wearable sensor that automatically collects data to detect probable eating events; a voluntary human-to-computer interface that is used by the person to enter food consumption data wherein the person is prompted to enter food consumption data when an eating event is detected by the wearable sensor; and a data analysis component that analyzes food consumption data to estimate the types and amounts of ingredients, nutrients, and/or calories that are consumed by the person. In an example, the wearable sensor can be part of a smart watch or smart bracelet.

11/27/14
20140348925 

Antioxidant ingredient with low calorie content, obtaining same and use thereof


The present invention relates to an antioxidant ingredient with low calorie content obtainable by a process that comprises the following steps: (a) selecting as raw material at least one fruit and/or plant material with high antioxidant content, greater than 6 g/100 g dry matter; (b) obtaining juice and pulp by means of grinding, squeezing and/or pressing the raw material; (c) extracting sugars from the pulp obtained in the preceding step in order to produce a pulp with low calorie content; (d) dehydrating the pulp by means of a method selected from air drying, low-temperature drying with application of vacuum and/or freeze-drying; and (e) milling the pulp in order to produce the antioxidant ingredient with low calorie content. Likewise, the invention relates to the process for obtaining said ingredient and to the use thereof for the production of functional foods..

11/27/14
20140347491 

Smart watch and food-imaging member for monitoring food consumption


This invention is a device and system for monitoring a person's food consumption comprising: a wearable sensor that automatically collects data to detect probable eating events; an imaging member that is used by the person to take pictures of food wherein the person is prompted to take pictures of food when an eating event is detected by the wearable sensor; and a data analysis component that analyzes these food pictures to estimate the types and amounts of foods, ingredients, nutrients, and/or calories that are consumed by the person. In an example, the wearable sensor can be part of a smart watch or smart bracelet.

11/20/14
20140343861 

Metabolic energy monitoring system


A metabolic energy monitoring system having one or more physiological measurement platforms and displays enabling the calculation and display of energy balance, kilocalorie energy expenditure and kilocalorie intake is described. In preferred embodiments, the system utilizes one or more on-body monitoring platforms to enable measurement of change in body composition and kilocalorie energy expenditure over a period of time thereby enabling a comparator to calculate net energy balance over this period of time and to calculate kilocalorie intake over this same period of time.

11/20/14
20140342328 

System for monitoring and presenting health, wellness and fitness data with feedback and coaching engine


A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear.

11/20/14
20140342043 

Rebaudioside sweetener compositions and food products sweetened with same


Sweetener compositions suitable for use in beverage products and other food products are disclosed, as well as food products sweetened with the novel sweetener compositions. Disclosed food products include dry foods and beverage products, such as carbonated or un-carbonated ready-to-drink beverages as well as syrups for dilution to make ready-to-drink beverages, such as diet or other reduced calorie beverages.

11/13/14
20140332143 

Pneumatic tire for heavy load, and producing the same


In the method according to the invention for producing a pneumatic tire for heavy load, it is important that the following vulcanizing conditions are satisfied, the temperature for vulcanizing the tread region is 140° c. Or lower, a vulcanization calorie given to the bead regions is a calorie corresponding to a time of 25 to 40 minutes in terms of the vulcanization calorie at a vulcanizing temperature of 140° c., and the ratio of a vulcanization calorie given to the front surface of the tread region to the vulcanization calorie given to the bead regions is 0.6 or more and less than 1.0, these vulcanization calories being each in terms of the vulcanization calorie at the vulcanizing temperature of 140° c..

11/06/14
20140330094 

System for monitoring and presenting health, wellness and fitness utilizng multiple user trend data having user selectable parameters


A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear.

10/30/14
20140322427 

Non-alcohol, beer-taste beverage having high ratio of monosaccharides and disaccharides


The present invention aims to provide a non-alcohol beer-taste beverage having a low saccharide content and a low calorie content, and that has a snappiness. The present invention provides a non-alcohol beer-taste beverage having a total amount of an extract component(s) in a specific range, and comprising a monosaccharide(s), a disaccharide(s), and a trisaccharide(s) at a specific saccharide composition..

10/30/14
20140322389 

Beverages containing rare sugars


Zero- and reduced-calorie frozen carbonated beverages comprising rare sugars are provided herein. The beverages contain a freezing point depressant composition comprising at least one rare sugar and, optionally, one or more other freezing point depressant compounds.

10/30/14
20140322370 

Kit and preventing or treating obesity


A kit and method for preventing or treating obesity are provided, which include a probe for identify a subject at risk of being obese and a composition composed of yerbe maté extract, guarana extract, and damiana extract to decrease the consumption of calories and carbohydrates, increase glp-1 levels and decrease ghrelin levels.. .

10/23/14
20140315162 

System and methods for monitoring food consumption


The invention provides a system for monitoring food consumption of a subject, comprising: a registration system configured to receive food data comprising nutrients and/or calories contained in one or more food item served to the subject; an intake detection system configured to detect consumption of said one or more food item, thereby generating real-time food consumption data; and a tracking and analysis system configured to receive food data from said registration system and consumption data from said intake detection system, and configured to utilize said food data and said consumption data to calculate a total amount of one or more nutrient and/or calories consumed by the subject. The invention further provides methods for monitoring food consumption of a subject..

10/23/14
20140314931 

Frozen carbonated beverage, concentrate and method


The present invention is a frozen carbonated beverage, a method of making a frozen carbonated beverage and a frozen carbonated beverage concentrate. The frozen carbonated beverage and frozen carbonated beverage concentrate contain fruit juice.

10/16/14
20140308629 

Methods and monitoring and encouraging health and fitness


Methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring and encouraging health and fitness. In accordance with a first aspect, an apparatus is provided that is adapted to assist in weight loss and exercise.

10/16/14
20140308425 

Non-alcohol, beer-taste beverage having improved finish


The present invention aims to provide a non-alcohol beer-taste beverage having a low saccharide content and a low calorie content, and that has an improved finish. The present invention provides a non-alcohol beer-taste beverage having an α acid content in a specific range and a total amount of an extract component(s) in a specific range..

10/16/14
20140308393 

Reduced calorie infant formulas containing specific whey to casein ratios


The present disclosure is directed to nutrition systems including at least a first and a second reduced calorie infant formula having varying whey to casein protein weight ratios for reducing inflammation-related diseases later in life. Particularly, the nutrition systems may be administered to a newborn infant to reduce the risk of obesity later in life..

10/16/14
20140308392 

Meal intended for human consumption


This invention relates to a plurality of compositions for dietary health management and its use in the prevention or treatment of cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes, and also in the prevention and/or management of obesity and generally in weight management and loss. Thus a meal intended for human consumption is provided, the meal comprising: (a) 250-650 kilocalories (1045-4180 kilojoules); (b) 10-50, preferably 20-50, more preferably 30-50 g fibre; (c) 10-50, preferably 10-30, more preferably 10-20 g protein; (d) 0 to 5, preferably less than 3 g starch; and (e) 0 to 2, preferably 0 to 1, most preferably 0 to 0.5 g lactose; (f) at least 20, preferably at least 30, most preferably at least 40 mg of any one flavonoid aglycone; and (g) at least 30, preferably at least 40, most preferably at least 50 mg of any one flavonoid glucoside; wherein the meal comprises 75-1000 mg of total flavonoid aglycone and flavonoid glucoside, wherein the meal comprises no more than 250 mg of any one flavonoid aglycone, wherein the meal comprises no more than 250 mg of any one flavonoid glucoside..

10/16/14
20140308389 

Low calorie nutritional compositions for maintaining metabolic balance


The present invention provides nutritional compositions (for example, sensorially acceptable nutritional compositions) that comprise a fruit component, a fiber component, and a micronutrient component. Also provided are methods of making and using the nutritional compositions..

10/16/14
20140308374 

Formulations of concentrated prunes and prebiotics as laxatives and dietary supplements


The present invention describes a formulation comprising a prune and/or plum concentrate, and one or more water-soluble, non-digestible, prebiotic oligosaccharides. Optionally, one or more low calorie sweeteners, an antioxidant, calcium sennosides, or sennosides extract, peg-3350, licorice, cocoa, coffee, tea flavors; fruit flavorings and spice flavorings, gelatin, agar-agar, carrageenan, pectin or cocoa powder are added.

10/16/14
20140308248 

Dietary supplement system for multifunctional anti-aging management and use


A dietary supplement system includes a dietary supplement composition for oral administration by an individual in the morning, the composition, including (a) a telomere maintenance complex including: purslane extract (aerial parts); turmeric rhizome extract (95% curcuminoids); quercetin dehydrate, cayenne pepper fruit; vanadium (as vanadyl sulfate); fenugreek seed; astragalus root extract, omega fatty acid complex including linoleic acid; alpha-linolenic acid; oleic acid borage seed oil gamma-linolenic acid), evening primrose oil fish body oil (eicosapentaenoic acid; docosahexaenoic acid); (b) a calorie restriction mimetics and gene expression complex including trans-resveratrol (from polygonum cuspidatum root extract); pterostilbene fisetin 50% (buxus microphlla sieb (stem and leaf; alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme q-10, betaine hcl, sulfur (from methylsulfonylmethane); l-carnitine tartrate; l-carnitine hcl, and (c) a free radical scavenger complex, including green tea leaf extract catechin and polyphenols); anthocyanins (from bilberry fruit and grape skin extracts).. .

10/16/14
20140307756 

Apparatus and measuring calorie in a beverage


The invention relates to an apparatus and method for measuring calorie in a beverage. The apparatus comprises a chamber, an information obtaining unit, a concentration measuring unit, a processing unit and a display screen.

10/16/14
20140305969 

Apparatus, diabetic treatment sweetening food


The current invention relates to an apparatus, in particular a dietary dispenser, to a diabetic treatment system and to a method for sweetening food. The technical problem of enabling the consumer to be satisfied with the flavor, in particular the sweetness, of food and at the same time providing the optimal amount of calories and/or carbohydrates to the consumer in a simple and secure way is solved by an apparatus, in particular a dietary dispenser, comprising at least two reservoirs, at least one nozzle and a dispense mechanism.

10/09/14
20140302967 

Devices and methods for determining the weight of a treadmill user


A treadmill may comprise a drive motor positioned and configured to drive a treadbelt, and an electrical current sensor configured to measure the electrical current utilized by the drive motor. The treadmill may also include a computer programmed and configured to analyze the measured electrical current usage by the drive motor to determine the weight of a person positioned on the treadbelt.

10/02/14
20140295390 

Feedback communicating diagnostic and/or treatment signals to enhance obesity treatments


Feedback systems and methods communicate implanted sensor-based feedback signals to promote behavior modifications that ameliorate obesity and other eating disorders. The system and methods described may also be applicable to any treatment in which presenting feedback regarding patients' eating and exercise habits is desired.

09/25/14
20140288439 

Biometric information processing device, biometric information processing method, and control program


A biometric information processing device includes a heart rate detection unit, a relative heart rate calculation unit, a relative oxygen intake calculation unit, an oxygen intake estimation unit and a calorie expenditure calculation unit. The relative heart rate calculation unit calculates a relative heart rate obtained from a first difference over a second difference, the first difference being by subtracting a resting heart rate of the subject from the heart rate, the second difference being by subtracting the resting heart rate from a maximum heart rate.

09/25/14
20140288437 

Biometric information processing device, biometric information processing method, and control program


A biometric information processing device includes a main case that is designed to be worn on a body of a user. The main case includes a battery unit that provides power to a pulse sensor, a processing unit that determines a biometric information of the user based on information from the pulse sensor, a display unit that displays at least one of the biometric information and a calorie expenditure information spent by the user, and a rotation stop unit that is formed in unison with the main case and is disposed at a 6 o'clock side of the main case, and has an electrical circuit to send an electrical signal to the processing unit..

09/25/14
20140287128 

Emulsified liquid seasoning


Provided is a low-calorie, low-cholesterol emulsified liquid seasoning in which syneresis, separation, and setting are suppressed. The emulsified liquid seasoning includes a crosslinked starch, an octenyl succinate-treated starch, and a polysaccharide thickener.

09/18/14
20140271873 

Application of encapsulated capsaicin and analogues thereof for controlling calorie intake


A zero-calorie to near-zero-calorie snacking product that, when consumed, provides a feeling of fullness prior to absorption of energy-providing food, i.e., pre-absorptive satiation is disclosed. The snacking product is based on the stimulation of vagal nerve endings in the gastro-intestinal tract by encapsulated capsaicin.

09/18/14
20140271748 

Sweetener


A low or zero calorie sweetener composition with sweetness synergy, providing a reduction in off-taste and a desirable temporal profile. The sweetener composition is suitable for use as a substitute for high calorie sugars.

09/18/14
20140271747 

Sweetener


A low calorie sweetener composition with sweetness synergy, providing a reduction in off-taste and a desirable temporal profile. The sweetener composition is suitable for use as a substitute for high calorie sugars.

09/18/14
20140271746 

Sweetener


A low calorie sweetener composition with sweetness synergy, providing a reduction in off-taste and a desirable temporal profile. The sweetener composition is suitable for use as a substitute for high calorie sugars.

09/11/14
20140257540 

System for monitoring and presenting health, wellness and fitness data with feedback and coaching engine and activity detection


A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear.

09/11/14
20140257055 

System for monitoring and presenting health, wellness and fitness trend data with feedback and coaching engine


A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear.

09/11/14
20140256522 

Functional training device


A versatile, functional training device of substantially elliptical shape and comprising a fluid weight that employs principles of unstable resistance as a means of increasing balance, stability, overall strength, core strength and proprioception while increasing lean muscle mass and burning calories. During operation, a user moves the device through a regimen of individualized movements, and the fluid weight moves and shifts inside the device, creating a instability at a point of resistance.

09/11/14
20140255581 

Low calorie sugar substitute composition and methods for making the same


The present invention is a low calorie sugar substitute composition that provides similar properties, characteristics, and taste of sugar at equivalent volumes and/or weights but without the calorie content of sugar or effects on glycemic index and a process for making the same.. .

09/11/14
20140255580 

Low calorie natural sweetener


The present invention provides a composition containing stevia and a carrier containing both xylitol and erythritol which has the sweet flavor of stevia without a bitter after taste.. .

09/04/14
20140248411 

Sweetness enhancer


A composition for enhancing sweetness includes glycan or glycopeptide derived from soy sauce. The composition has excellent sweetness enhancing properties, and particularly has a sweetening effect nearly the same as or better than those of conventional sweeteners and less calories in terms of nutritional characteristics.

09/04/14
20140245755 

System and processing liquefied gas


Disclosed is a liquefied gas treatment system and method. A liquefied gas treatment system includes: a liquefied gas supply line connected from a liquefied gas storing tank to a source of demand, a heat exchanger provided on the liquefied gas supply line between the source of demand and the liquefied gas storing tank, and configured to heat exchange liquefied gas supplied from the liquefied gas storing tank with heat transfer media, a media heater configured to heat the heat transfer media, a media circulation line connected from the media heater to the heat exchanger, a liquefied gas temperature sensor provided on the liquefied gas supply line, and configured to measure a temperature of the liquefied gas, and a controller configured to change a flow rate of the heat transfer media flowing into the media heater or calories supplied to the heat transfer media by the media heater on the basis of the measured temperature of the liquefied gas..

08/28/14
20140242244 

Process for manufacturing a sweetener and use thereof


Highly purified stevioside, rebaudioside a and a purified sweet steviol glycoside mixture were prepared from sweet glycoside extracts obtained from stevia rebaudiana bertoni leaves. The resulting sweeteners are suitable as non-calorie, non-cariogenic, non-bitter, non-lingering sweeteners, which may be advantageously applied in foods, beverages, and milk products..



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