Jeffrey L. Finnan, Ph.D.

Patents

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6,020,003 - Feb. 1, 2000

METHOD OF MAKING SPRAY-DRIED POWDERS WITH HIGH EDIBLE-OIL LOADINGS BASED ON
NON-HYDROLYZED GELATIN; Stroh, Friedemann; Bower, David; Chaundy; Frederick; Finnan, Jeffrey; Soblesky, Thomas

The present invention relates to a method for making spray-dried tablettable powders with high edible oil loadings based on non-hydrolyzed gelatin. Said edible oils can be vitamin, flavor and fragrance oils.

 

5,772,909 - Jun. 30, 1998

PROCESS FOR SEPARATION OF VANILLIN FROM OTHER CHEMICALS BY MEANS OF AZEOTROPIC DISTILLATION WITH DIBENZYL ETHER AND MIXTURES OF VANILLIN AND DIBENZYL ETHER USED IN SUCH PROCESS; Jones, Thomas; Finnan, Jeffrey; Arvizzigno, Joseph.

Vanillin is difficult to separate from second organic chemicals produced therewith such as parahydroxybenzaldehyde by conventional distillation or rectification because of the proximity of their boiling points. Vanillin can now be readily separated from such second organic chemicals by azeotropic distillation using as an effective azeotropic distillation agent, dibenzyl ether.

 

5,767,107 - Jun. 16, 1998

COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING GLUTEN AND POLYSACCHARIDES THAT CONTAIN URONIC ACID
RESIDUES USEFUL FOR ENCAPSULATING FATS, OILS AND SOLIDS; Chaundy, Frederick; Melidosian, Scott; Lisa, Rudolph; Finnan, Jeffrey

The present invention relates to compositions useful for encapsulating fats, oils or solids, comprising gluten and polysaccharides that contains uronic acid residues.

 

5,756,719 - May 26, 1998

DOUBLE EMULSION TECHNIQUES FOR MAKING NOVEL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING GLUTEN
AND POLYSACCHARIDES THAT CONTAIN URONIC ACID RESIDUES USEFUL FOR ENCAPSULATING
FATS, OILS AND SOLIDS; Chaundy, Frederick; Melidosian, Scott; Lisa, Rudolph; Finnan, Jeffrey

Method of making compositions comprising gluten and polysaccharides that contain uronic acid residues encapsulating fats, oils and solids comprising double emulsion techniques.

 

5,738,805 - Apr. 14, 1998

PROCESS FOR SOLUBILIZING GLUTEN THAT NORMALLY IS CAPABLE OF ABSORBING WATER
WITHOUT DISSOLUTION; Chaundy, Frederick, Melidosian, Scott, Finnan, Jeffrey

An improved technique is provided that is capable of accomplishing the expeditious dissolution of gluten (e.g., vital wheat gluten or corn gluten) in water that normally is capable of absorbing water without dissolution. An effective solubilizing concentration of a polysaccharide that contains uronic acid residues is dissolved in the aqueous solvent when contacted with agitation with the gluten component at an elevated temperature. The formation of a substantially homogeneous aqueous solution of the gluten is accomplished with ease without the necessity to resort to the introduction of acids, bases, enzymes, or other solvents as practiced in the prior art. The resulting aqueous solution of gluten is completely edible and is suitable for the controlled uniform introduction of such gluten into association with a variety of food products where it can serve a binding, adhesive, microencapsulation, film-forming, and/or coating function.

 

5,510,006 - Apr. 23, 1996

PROCESS FOR SEPARATION OF VANILLIN BY MEANS OF AZEOTROPIC DISTILLATION WITH
DIBENZYL ETHER; Jones, Thomas; Finnan, Jeffrey; Arvizzigno, Joseph.

How can one distill vanillin when it readily decomposes upon heating and when the pressure is reduced to distill under vacuum it sublimes? Find the perfect azeotrope.

Vanillin is difficult to separate from second organic chemicals produced therewith such as parahydroxybenzaldehyde by conventional distillation or rectification because of the proximity of their boiling points. Vanillin can now be readily separated from such second organic chemicals by azeotropic distillation using as an effective azeotropic distillation agent, dibenzyl ether.

 

5,120,761

Method of Making a Free-Flowing Sray Dried Edible Powder comprising an Oil, Jeffrey L. Finnan, June 9, 1992

 

4,830,859

PROCESS FOR LUBRICATING WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMIN POWDERS, J.L. Finnan, R.E. Lisa, J. Wisniach, May 16, 1989

 

4,710,519

Process for Preparing Spray Dried Acetaminophen Powder and the Powder Prepared Thereby, J.L. Finnan, R.E. Lisa, D.N. Schmidt, December 1, 1987.

 

4,639,533

Alpha Tocopherol Process, J.L. Finnan, January 27, 1987.

 

4,634,781

Alpha Tocopherol Process, J.L. Finnan, January 6, 1987.

 

4,605,666

Process for Preparing Spray-Dried Powders Containing a Water-Soluble Vitamin and Powders Prepared Thereby, D.N. Schmidt, J.L. Finnan, R.E. Lisa, August 12, 1986.

 

4,533,674

Process for Preparing a Sugar and Starch Free Spray-Dried Vitamin C Powder Containing 90% Ascorbic Acid, D.N. Schmidt, J.L. Finnan, R.E. Lisa, August 6, 1985.

 

4,504,499

Heat-Stabilized, Carotenoid-Colored Edible Oils, Jeffrey L. Finnan, March 12, 1985.

 

4,486,435

Spray-Dried Vitamin Powders Using Hydrophobic Silica, D.N. Schmidt, J.L. Finnan, R.E. Lisa, December 4, 1985.

 


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05/15/2005