Selected Patents Relating to Oils and Fats

Fatty acid composition for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive dysfunction (Bryhn, M., Pronova Biopharma Norge AS, US8609726, December 17, 2013).
This invention relates to the use of a fatty acid composition comprising at least docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), or derivatives thereof, and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), or derivatives thereof for manufacturing of a medicinal product or a food stuff for the treatment and/or prevention of amyloidosis-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, as well as treatment/prevention of cognitive dysfunction.

Cosmetic particles that transform from hard to soft particles comprising hydrogenated long-chain triglyceride oils (Kleiman, R., et al., International Flora Technologies, Ltd., US8613956, December 24, 2013).

Cosmetic particle compositions are provided which are adapted to form hard cosmetic particles that transform to soft cosmetic particles after their incorporation into topical formulations, particularly surfactant-based topical formulations. The composition includes one or more partially or fully hydrogenated triglyceride oils, at least 50% of which have at least 15% by weight fatty acid moieties with carbon chain lengths of C18 or higher. Additives may be disposed in or on the hard cosmetic particles and delivered when the cosmetic particles are broken proximate a target such as the skin, hair, or nails of a mammalian subject or another target. The transformable hard cosmetic particles permit the storage and shipment of intact cosmetic particles yet transform in situ to achieve the benefits of soft cosmetic particles.

Process for producing isomer-enriched conjugated linoleic acid compositions (Taran, V., et al., Stepan Specialty Products LLC, US8614074, December 24, 2013).

A process for the preparation of a composition comprising the cis-9, trans-11 and trans-10, cis-12 isomers of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) comprises: providing a mixture comprising cis-9, trans-11 and trans-10, cis-12 isomers of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in which one of the cis-9,trans-11 and trans-10,cis-12 isomers is present in a first weight ratio X of at least 1.3:1 with respect to the other isomer; and subjecting the mixture to crystallization to form a composition comprising the cis-9, trans-11 and trans-10, cis-12 isomers in which one of the cis-9, trans-11 and trans-10, cis-12 isomers is present at a second weight ratio Y with respect to the other isomer, wherein Y is greater than X.

Use of esters of long-chain fatty acids for treatment of autoimmune disease (Burstein, P., and A. Ben-Nun, Yeda Research and Development Co., Ltd., US8614248, December 24, 2013).

Agents selected from: (i) a C1–C24 alkyl ester of a saturated or cis-unsaturated C10–C24 fatty acid; (ii) a monoester or polyester of a polyol having at least four hydroxy groups with a saturated or cis-unsaturated C10–C24 fatty acid or an anhydro derivative thereof; (iii) a monoester or polyester of a mono-, di- or polysaccharide with a saturated or cis-unsaturated C10–C24 fatty acid; (iv) an amide of a saturated or cis-unsaturated C10–C24 fatty acid with an aliphatic or aromatic amine or with an amino acid, peptide, protein or aminosaccharide; and (v) combinations of any of (i) to (iv), can be used for treatment of autoimmune diseases and other immune-associated inflammatory disorders. Preferred agents are ethyl oleate and mannide monooleate or a combination thereof.

Process for the production of a fatty acid/carnitine derivative (Smida, D., Lonza Ltd., US 8614343, December 24, 2013).

The present invention discloses a process for the production of a fatty acid/L-carnitine derivative, whereby the educts are reacted in the presence of monochloroacetic acid.

Sealing of a cap on a glass container (Grayer, A., and G. Boiron, Amcor Flexibles Selestat SAS, US8617674, December 31, 2013).

A multi-layer sheet designed for the sealing of a container made of glass by heat sealing on the sealing ring of the container treated by means of oxides and/or of metal salts comprises at least a support layer and a lower layer made of a polymeric heat-sealable material onto which is grafted an unsaturated carboxylic acid.

 Updated September 9, 2014