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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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