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FIFO Beverage Management (Subu): U.S. Patent No. 9,427,096

FIFO (First In, First Out) is an accounting and inventory concept that has been around for hundreds of years. Every seller of products wants the oldest (First In) inventory to be sold first (First Out) so that it does not end up with old, stale, out-of-date product that cannot be sold and may have to be thrown out. This is especially important when selling food and beverage items that have a “Use by” date. Large retailers have coolers for the cold beverages they sell. Newer inventory is added to the back of the column of milk or juice or beer, so the older inventory is always in front and the newer inventory in back. It is a simple and effective FIFO solution.

But what about smaller businesses – bars, restaurants, liquor stores, and convenience stores – that do not have large, walk-in coolers with slide trays to hold product? Product is removed from the front of the cooler, and as it is depleted, new inventory is added to the front. The result is the inventory in the back just gets older and older. Not good. And the business owner cannot expect an employee to remove the older product from the back of the cooler, stock the newer product in the back, and then replace the inventory her or she just removed from the back of the cooler and place it in front of the newer inventory in the back. Just not practical.

U.S. Patent No. 9,427,096 for a “Container organizer” solves the FIFO beverage problem. It creates a U-shaped slide tray. New inventory is placed on the left side, and it slides back and around to the right side, so the older inventory is on the right and the newer inventory is on the left. In a cooler, the colder beverages will be the older product on the right, while the warmer beverages will be the newer inventory on the left, so customers will automatically select the colder – and older – milk or juice or beer or another beverage! The device created by this patent can be used for many refrigerated products – cottage cheese, heavy cream, whipped cream, butter, margarine, dip, cream cheese, desserts, and many others.

Employees simply need to be instructed to always add new product on the left side. If the tray is not full, the new product on the left can be pushed back so the coldest and oldest inventory is up front on the right where a customer can grab it! This patent, that also comes with Great Britain Patent 2492957, would be a critical acquisition for any manufacturer of point-of-sale beverage refrigeration units, or any supplier of restaurant, bar, or retailer supplies and accessories. A working prototype is available upon request.

No-Hangover Alcoholic Beverages (Deuteria): International Patent Portfolio

Alcoholic beverages have been around for thousands of years. Since man learned to ferment grapes to produce wine, alcoholic beverages from beer to spirits such as whiskey, Scotch, gin, vodka, and bourbon have been consumed and enjoyed for hundreds of years. Liquor is probably the finest example of “too much of a good thing.” While alcoholic beverages are pleasurable to drink, there are some notable downsides – hangovers, cirrhosis of the liver, cancer, and facial flushing.

The culprit is the ethanol that is contained in all alcoholic beverages. It is the cause of the negative aspects of drinking beer, wine, or hard liquors because as ethanol is metabolized by the body, it produces a toxic intermediate metabolite – acetaldehyde – that is the cause of a hangover. This portfolio addresses the negative aspects that ethanol brings to alcoholic beverages by creating Ethanol-D, a version of ethanol in which two of the six hydrogen atoms are replaced with deuterium, a safe and stable isotope of hydrogen. Ethanol-D reduces the negative effects of alcohol by slowing down the formation of acetaldehyde by a factor of as much as 4.5 times! Substantially less acetaldehyde in the bloodstream significantly reduces the negative aspects of an alcoholic beverage that use Ethanal-D in place of conventional ethanol!

Any producer of alcoholic beverages can use currently available technology to remove ethanol from its beverage and replace it with Ethanol-D, and do so without changing the flavor, bouquet, or taste of the beverage. This extensive portfolio includes over 50 patents and active patent applications in all the industrialized nations. There are eight U.S. Patents and Patent Applications. These two show the breadth of the portfolio.

Click here to see the complete list of patents in the portfolio. This portfolio would be a strategic acquisition for any producer of alcoholic beverages that is ready to introduce the first significant advancement in alcoholic beverages since Prohibition was repealed in 1933!

Lactose-Free Milk (Clark): U.S. Patent and U.S. and PCT Patent Applications

It is estimated that 30 to 50 million Americans are lactose-intolerant. While those of Northern European descent are most able to digest lactose, those of Asian and African descent stop producing lactose – the enzyme required to digest milk – as they age. There is a multi-billion dollar market for lactose-free milk in the U.S., Asia and Africa. The lactose-free milk products on the market today are produced by one of two processes. Some are produced by hydrolysis, the addition of enzymes to the milk that convert the lactose to sugars that remain in the milk. The other process is ultra-filtration that removes some of the lactose but leaves the remaining lactose to be converted to sugar.

The process covered by this portfolio removes ALL lactose from milk in a single process, creating a low-calorie, lactose-free skim milk. At that point, a second process can be used to reduce the Phosphorous and Potassium content in the milk. The result of this patented process is a lactose-free, low-phosphorous milk with the taste and texture of real milk!

This portfolio includes U.S. Patent No. 10,285,413 for a “Process for the preparation of lactose-free and reduced phosphorus skim milk” plus U.S. Patent Application 20190239526 and PCT Patent Application 2018009486. This portfolio would be a critical acquisition for any milk producer seeking to add a lactose-free product that has the taste and texture of real milk!

Health-Promoting Frozen Dessert (Derin): International Patent Portfolio

There’s a wonderful song in The Sound of Music that claims that “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” Considerable effort has been put into making the ingestion of medicines and nutritional supplements more appetizing, from chewable tablets to cherry-flavored cough syrup. The struggle continues to create a delivery system for vitamins, minerals and supplements that is palatable for those who must take them.

This patent portfolio addresses exactly that need by creating a frozen dessert that is composed of natural ingredients and to which a health-promoting substance can be added. The first U.S. Patent Application describes a frozen dessert-based delivery system as the means to convey health-promoting substances of an herbal nature into the human body. The second U.S. Patent Application specifically addresses the delivery of collagen peptides. The frozen dessert recipe may consist of a combination of butter, water, milk protein concentrate, maltitol, erythritol, organic agave inulin, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, guar gum and a flavor ingredient plus a vitamin, mineral or other supplement. Health-promoting substances added to the frozen dessert could consist of – but are not limited to – kava kava root, damiana flowers, bilberry, Echinacea flower, Garcinia cambogia, lemon balm and many others.

Patent Portfolio

This portfolio would be a strategic acquisition for any supplier of vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements or medicine seeking to expand the delivery system for its products. The acquirer can take over prosecution of the patent applications and file continuations to create additional patents fine tuned to exactly the acquirer’s products. The next set of continuation applications will include Cannabis extracts in the list of the health-promoting substances that can be delivered via frozen dessert.

Calcium Supplement Treatment for Osteoporosis (Parvez): Two U.S. Patents

More and more Americans are being diagnosed with osteoporosis – calcium deficiency disease – that results in weak bones that are susceptible to fractures. The cause, in general, is lack of sufficient calcium – specifically lack of the proper form of calcium i.e. calcium phosphate – that imparts structural strength to bones. This is the same calcium that is present in milk. Calcium phosphate, like other forms of calcium, is also completely insoluble and, therefore, not absorbed by the body.

The solution to help prevent osteoporosis is covered by this portfolio – to provide calcium phosphate that is in solution (fully dissolved, not merely suspended) at the time of ingestion so it is available for complete absorption. When a beverage in which calcium phosphate has been dissolved is consumed, the calcium phosphate is immediately available for complete absorption to provide maximum efficacy. One 20-ounce bottle of such a liquid provides 50% of the daily requirement.

U.S. Patent Nos. 8,840,941 and 9,386,796 for a "Method for Infusing Calcium Phosphate in Water, Juices and Water Beverages" present an affordable, practical, and efficacious solution to help prevent osteoporosis. This portfolio creates a flavored, powdered mix that can be added to water, juice or any other beverage. The powder infuses calcium phosphate into the liquid where it forms a true solution. When the beverage is consumed, the calcium phosphate is immediately available for complete absorption by the body. In addition to beverages for adults, this patented formula can be added to children’s favorites – especially gelatin desserts – which will then contain the same amount of clear dairy calcium as is present in flavored yogurts, but without the fat, calories and lactose. This portfolio would be a critical acquisition for any beverage company that markets bottled and flavored waters, juices, teas, and other products, or gelatin desserts, and is prepared to create and OWN a new market segment that will be patent protected through 2025!

Cholesterol-Reducing Nutritional Food or Drink Supplement (Karl): U.S. Patent No. 8,613,963

Wouldn’t it be great if those with high cholesterol levels did not have to take prescription medicines, but could simply add something to their food and drinks that would reduce their cholesterol levels? That magical solution to high cholesterol levels exists and is covered by this patent!

U.S. Patent No. 8,613,963 for a "Nutritional Supplement" covers a magic potion that is specifically designed to lower cholesterol by addressing multiple mechanisms including hepatic synthesis and release, as well as intestinal absorption of cholesterol, while also mitigating the side effects of the supplement and increasing its effectiveness. The effectiveness of this supplement is supported by a published study that reports the results of double-blind testing of 79 subjects.

The company that acquires this patent will be able to introduce an over-the-counter nutritional supplement that can be sold as a powder that can be added to food items or a concentrate that can be mixed with water or another beverage, or incorporated into baked goods by the purchaser, creating a new segment in the nutritional supplements sector!

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