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Accessory assembly for coupling a unit to an animal band

Disclosed is an accessory assembly for coupling a unit to an animal band. In one embodiment, the accessory assembly comprises a support frame, the support frame including a locking gap positioned on one end of the support frame, a latch protrusion positioned on the other end of the support frame,... Mars Incorporated

Container

A container (10) to dispense a liquid such as sauce. The container (1.0) has a resilient deformable body (11) that may be compressed to dispense the liquid from the interior (55) of the body (11). Mounted on the body (11) is a cap (37) that is movable along a path... Mars Incorporated

System and automatically detecting and initiating a walk

A system, method, and apparatus for detecting the start of a walk event. The method comprises identifying the location of a wearable device; determining if the wearable device has exited a geo-fence zone; confirming that a wearable device is in a walk mode if it is determined that the wearable... Mars Incorporated

System and compressing high fidelity motion data for transmission over a limited bandwidth network

A system, method, and apparatus for compressing and transmitting motion data. The method comprises receiving high fidelity motion data from a motion sensing device, the high fidelity motion data including a plurality of motion data samples; transmitting the high fidelity motion data to a server; compressing the high fidelity motion... Mars Incorporated

Prediction method and dietary regime

The presently disclosed subject matter relates to methods of determining whether a canine animal is predisposed to being overweight in adulthood, and methods of preventing a canine animal from being overweight in adulthood. The present application also provides a diet or a dietary regime for use in preventing a canine... Mars Incorporated

Edible compositions

Edible compositions are provided and comprise a soluble mineral component and/or a phosphate component in amounts effective for use as an oral medicament. The soluble mineral component comprises one or more minerals selected from the group consisting of zinc, manganese, tin, copper, and mixtures thereof. The edible compositions are advantageously... Mars Incorporated

Interactive survey feedback tool

... Mars Incorporated

Interlocking kibble

Compositions and methods are disclosed for providing a pet food product comprising kibbles and one or more inclusions, such as dried fruits or vegetables. Specifically, the kibble may have one or more shapes to form an interlock, and/or the inclusions are oil-coated to provide for increased density and reduce the... Mars Incorporated

Pet food feeding system

Compositions and methods are disclosed for providing a pet food feeding system or packaged product containing multiple formulations meeting a number of parameters in order to offer diversified ingredients and varied flavors to a pet with minimized digestive stress due to dietary changes.... Mars Incorporated

Core and shell kibble-like product

A liquid core and shell product is provided. The product can have at least three layers: a solid food based material, a liquid-based substance, and an encapsulate material. The liquid core and shell product can deliver a liquid-based substance to the mouth of a consumer in a clean way, where... Mars Incorporated

Hybrid plant products from theobroma species and methods of making the same

Methods for hybridizing members of the Theobroma genus, and particularly to methods for hybridizing Theobroma cacao and Theobroma grandiflorum are provided. Hybrid seeds, plants and plant parts thereof, obtained from these methods are also provided. Methods for confirming that the resulting progeny are hybrids are described. Theobroma hybrid plant products,... Mars Incorporated

Compounds that modulate fatty acid receptor activity and pet food products containing the same

A flavor composition comprising at least one compound that modulates, increases and/or enhances the activity of a GPR120 fatty acid receptor that can be used to enhance the fatty acid taste and/or palatability of pet food products is described herein. Also disclosed herein are methods for identifying said compounds.... Mars Incorporated

Ultrasonic rotary molding

The present disclosure describes an ultrasonic rotary molding system that is used to form edible compositions or food products as they move along a conveyor belt. The food products are formed by an ultrasonic rotary wheel that includes one or more cutting tools that cut, and perhaps three dimensionally mold,... Mars Incorporated

Methods for identifying modulators of calcium-sensing receptors

Methods for identifying compounds that modulate the activity and/or expression of a calcium-sensing receptor, wherein said compounds can be incorporated into flavor compositions that can be used to modify the kokumi taste and/or palatability of pet food products.... Mars Incorporated

Compositions and use of a-type procyanidins

The invention relates to compositions, such as pharmaceuticals, foods, food additives, or dietary supplements, containing A-type procyanidins, and methods of use thereof, for prophylactic or therapeutic treatment of a human or a veterinary animal to treat or prevent NO-responsive health conditions, treat hypertension, cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease and/or vascular... Mars Incorporated

Acidified proteinaceous beverages and compositions

Proteinaceous beverages and compositions comprising a cocoa extract which comprises cocoa polyphenols, an edible acid and a stabilizer and processes for formulating said beverages and compositions, shelf-stable proteinaceous beverages and compositions that do not require refrigeration and/or beverages and compositions wherein the cocoa polyphenols have an extended shelf life.... Mars Incorporated

Extruded pet food product

The present invention relates to an extruded pet food product which enables satiety to be improved in a pet animal. The present invention relates to an extruded packaged pet food product containing from over 15% to 30% moisture, from 11% up to 45% carbohydrate, fat and protein, an aw of... Mars Incorporated

Extruded pet food product

The present invention relates to an extruded pet food product for use in pet animal health. The present invention relates to an extruded packaged pet food product containing from over 15% to 30% moisture, from 11% up to 45% carbohydrate, fat and protein, an aw of over 0.7, for use... Mars Incorporated

White chocolate with enhanced properties and methods of making

A white chocolate comprising nonendogenous amounts of isovaleric acid and/or 2-methylbutyric acid is provided. It has now been surprisingly discovered that small amounts of isovaleric acid, i.e., less than 400 ppb, and/or nonendogenous amounts of 2-methyl butyric acid can provide enhanced organoleptic properties to white chocolate, for an extended period... Mars Incorporated

Pouch residual air reduction device

The present disclosure relates to removing residual air in a packaged product. In particular, the present disclosure is directed to a residual air reduction device and to methods of using such device to reduce the amount of residual air in a packaged product. Such a device is employed during the... Mars Incorporated

Refusal-based methods of establishing a cat or dog food preference

The presently disclosed subject matter provides refusal-based methods of establishing a cat or dog food preference, which can include methods of selecting a preferred cat or dog food among multiple foods as well as methods of determining palatability. The methods can include presenting a cat or dog with one or... Mars Incorporated

Capsules, preparing a beverage

A beverage preparation capsule containing a beverage preparation ingredient, having a body with side walls formed from one or more substantially air- and liquid-impermeable sheet materials defining a chamber containing a beverage preparation ingredient and further defining an outlet channel having an upstream end in fluid communication with the chamber... Mars Incorporated

Display tray with support column and apertures

An apparatus to display packaged products that includes a base that includes a bottom segment, at least two supporting segments, and a top segment, the top segment provided with a plurality of apertures and supported at least in part by the at least two supporting segments such that the bottom... Mars Incorporated

Sampling device

The present invention relates to a sampling device 100. The sampling device 100 comprises a separate compartment 110 that is ejected creating an increased space or volume for a sample to be stored The sampling device 100 of the present invention is suitable for collecting a sample in an aquaculture... Mars Incorporated

Sampling device

The present invention relates to a sampling device 100. The sampling device 100 comprises a separate compartment 110 that is ejected creating an increased space or volume for a sample to be stored. The sampling device 100 of the present invention is suitable for collecting a sample in an aquaculture... Mars Incorporated

Sampling device

The present invention relates to a sampling device 100. The sampling device 100 comprises a separate compartment 110 that is ejected creating an increased space or volume for a sample to be stored. The sampling device 100 of the present invention is suitable for collecting a sample in an aquaculture... Mars Incorporated

Confectionery production

The invention provides a sugar composition for use in the manufacture of foodstuffs, said composition comprising a suspension of a fine sugar having a mean particle size of less than 30 microns in glucose syrup. This composition allows for energy efficient production of products including frappe, and methods as well... Mars Incorporated

Shelf ready display for packaged food products

Packaging containers suitable for the transport, storage and retail display of individually packaged products are provided. The packaging container comprises a base having or being provided with an upper surface sloped from a back end to a front end thereof. The upper surface of the base is provided with one... Mars Incorporated

Long-lasting pet food

The present disclosure provides a pet food, comprising: a) a pet food core, b) one or more active layers surrounding all, or a portion of, the pet food core, and c) an outer layer at least partially surrounding the active layer, wherein the outer layer comprises a fat and/or a... Mars Incorporated

Method of isolating blue anthocyanin fractions

The present invention is directed to a method of isolating fractions of anthocyanin molecules from anthocyanin-containing vegetable and fruit juices and extracts, or combinations thereof, at a select pH based on differences in polarity of the anthocyanin molecules in the anthocyanin-containing vegetable and fruit juices and extracts.... Mars Incorporated

Legume-based food products

The present invention, in an embodiment, is a product having an outer shell and an inner filling. In the embodiment, each of the outer shell and inner filling include a legume and an additive such as vitamins and minerals. In the embodiment, the outer shell and the inner filling are... Mars Incorporated

Composition for arthritis, mobility and delay ageing

The present invention relates to a composition comprising green tea extract, collagen and chondroitin. Such a composition can be used for use in treating or preventing arthritis, for increasing life expectancy in an animal, for preventing signs of aging, for use in preserving mobility or preventing decline in mobility in... Mars Incorporated

Array or bandoleer of packaged products

The invention relates to a packaged product 3 or group of products 33, such as a candy, wherein said product 3 or group of products 33 has an elongated form, wherein the package comprises at least one film 1,2 which encloses said product 3 or group of products 33, and... Mars Incorporated

Single-serve cat food product and methods for same

Cat food products are provided. The cat food product may comprise a single sealed container comprising 10 g to 40 g of a complete and balanced semi-moist or wet cat food, or may comprise a plurality of such sealed containers. Methods of providing a cat food are also provided and... Mars Incorporated

Inhibitors of arginase and their therapeutic applications

where R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, D, M, X, and Y are defined as set forth in the specification. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions of the compounds and methods of their use for treating or preventing a disease or a condition associated with arginase activity.... Mars Incorporated

06/22/17 / #20170172172

Heat resistant confections

The present invention provides a heat resistant fat based confection wherein at least a portion of a natural and/or artificial sweetener or milk or cocoa solids component thereof has an average particle size of greater than 50 microns. Premixes are also provided including the unmilled sweetener or milk or cocoa... Mars Incorporated

06/22/17 / #20170172178

Process for making a pet food in the form of a coated kibble

A process of making a pet food include providing a core pellet; providing at least one coating material; applying the coating material to the core pellet to form a coated kibble using a continuous fluidizing mixer; wherein application of the coating material occurs at a Froude number range of from... Mars Incorporated

06/22/17 / #20170176466

Method

A method is provided, comprising feeding a cat a foodstuff comprising a protein to fat ratio of 1:0.27 to 1:0.63 on a gram:gram as fed or dry matter basis, and measuring the level of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) in a blood sample from the cat before and after feeding the... Mars Incorporated

06/08/17 / #20170156376

Packaged food products

A method for the production of a stabilized packaged food product comprising the steps of: filling a tray with a predetermined quantity of a food starting material; introducing the tray into a pressure vessel and conveying the tray through the pressure vessel while performing the following steps in sequence inside... Mars Incorporated

06/08/17 / #20170156363

Flavor compositions containing potassium salts

A flavor composition containing at least one, two, or more potassium salt(s) that can be used to enhance an alkalized cocoa flavor profile of edible compositions including sweet goods, such as fat-based confections comprising chocolate or chocolate liquor.... Mars Incorporated

05/25/17 / #20170143008

Pet supplement and methods of making

A pet supplement is provided and comprises an amount of probiotic microorganisms coated with a first fat component having a first melting point and a source of a sweetener component comprising sugar and a second fat component having a second melting point. The second melting point is higher than the... Mars Incorporated

05/11/17 / #20170129681

Packaging for confectionery products

A package for a confectionery item, said package comprising a film or wrap which encases the confectionery item and wherein opening means are provided in said package, the opening means comprising at least one transverse and one substantially perpendicular score lines defining a removable portion or releasable flap, and wherein... Mars Incorporated

05/04/17 / #20170119010

Confectionery product

A confectionery item comprising at least two elongate fingers each of which comprises a filling encased within a chocolate layer or shell, wherein at least one of said fingers comprises a first filling and at least one other of the said fingers comprises a second filling which is different from... Mars Incorporated

04/13/17 / #20170101258

Beverage preparation capsules

A beverage preparation capsule (800) is provided comprising a hollow body suitable for containing a beverage preparation ingredient, the hollow body having a top end for receiving liquid into the hollow body, a bottom end for dispensing the beverage from the hollow body, and at least one side wall (813)... Mars Incorporated

04/06/17 / #20170094997

Methods for producing foamed meat or fish products and products produced thereby

Foamed meat or fish products and methods of producing the same are provided. The methods comprise feeding a raw material comprising comminuted meat or fish and connective tissue to a dispersing apparatus. A gas is also provided to the dispersing apparatus and the dispersing apparatus operated to provide the foamed... Mars Incorporated

03/23/17 / #20170081111

Beverage preparation capsules

A beverage preparation capsule (200) is provided comprising a hollow body suitable for containing a beverage preparation ingredient, the hollow body having a top end for receiving liquid into the hollow body, a bottom end for dispensing the beverage from the hollow body, and at least one side wall (210,212)... Mars Incorporated

03/16/17 / #20170071225

Food-grade toner

A toner consists essentially of food-grade components. Because the toner consists essentially of food-grade components, it can be used to provide a coating or create an image on food products, including those intended for human or animal consumption.... Mars Incorporated

03/16/17 / #20170071165

Kits and methods for measuring the impact of a diet

Embodiments described herein provide for a method of assessing the health of a companion animal. The method can include providing a first group of companion animals, the first group comprising a first plurality of companion animals; subjecting each of the first plurality of companion animals to a performance assessment; evaluating... Mars Incorporated

02/23/17 / #20170049129

Animal feed and producing the same

The present invention relates to an animal feed and method for producing the same. The animal feed comprises a laminar dispersion of droplets of a viscous gel within a meat and/or fish emulsion, wherein the viscous gel is substantially free of gas bubbles.... Mars Incorporated

02/16/17 / #20170042176

Confectionery treatment

A method for reducing or removing scuff marks on the surface of a confectionery product, said method comprising subjecting said product to a heat treatment, for example in a heating chamber or by application or a hot gas or infra-red blower, for a period of time and at a temperature... Mars Incorporated

02/02/17 / #20170027191

Methods of enhancing the gastrointestinal health of a companion animal

Disclosed herein are methods for enhancing the gastrointestinal health of a companion animal, comprising orally administering to the companion animal a composition comprising at least about 0.25% of fermentable fiber by weight of the composition. Further disclosed herein are methods of improving the fecal odor of the feces of a... Mars Incorporated

01/26/17 / #20170020157

Confectionery production

A method for preparing a heat tolerant confectionery product comprising a fat and a sweetener, said method comprising combining together a confectionery composition comprising a fat and a sweetener and a non-aqueous solvent, and wherein the non-aqueous solvent is one in which the sweetener is partially soluble, such as ethanol.... Mars Incorporated

01/19/17 / #20170014356

Methods of enhancing immunity in a companion animal

Disclosed herein are methods for enhancing the immune response of a companion animal, comprising administering to a companion animal a composition comprising an effective amount of astaxanthin.... Mars Incorporated

01/05/17 / #20170000167

Food sanitization

Cold plasma treatment may be used to sanitize the surface of porous foods. Surprisingly, such treatment may have little or no effect on the oxidative stability of sensitive surface coatings comprising, for example, fats, vitamins, or other compounds subject to degradation by heat, UV treatment, and/or oxidation.... Mars Incorporated

01/05/17 / #20170000169

Colorant compositions and methods of use thereof

Natural blue colorant compositions and methods of use thereof are provided. The colorant compositions include at least one acylated anthocyanin, such as a diacylated anthocyanin. The colorant composition can further include a buffer solution having a pH from about 6.0 to about 8.0 and a metal ion or salt form... Mars Incorporated

01/05/17 / #20170000808

Arginase inhibitors as therapeutics

where R1, R2, R3, R4, D, W, X, Y, and Z are defined in the specification. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions of the compounds and methods of their use in treating or preventing a disease or a condition associated with arginase activity.... Mars Incorporated








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