Reza Kamarel won his company, Princeton Nutrition, US patent 6194009 27 February for "Refrigeration-shelf-stable ultra-pasteurized or pasteurized infant formula." This is a continuation of his earlier patents 5985339 of 1999 for Nutritional compositions and 6039985 of 2000 for Infant Food.

Princeton Nutrition is in distinguished company in this technology: Procter & Gamble, Century Laboratories, Immunopath Profile, Abbott Laboratories, Jose Sanchez Penate, The Sweetenbetter Company, FBI Brands, OED, Universities of Ohio and Utah, Pure Pulse Technologies, Sandoz, Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance and Nestec.

Abstract:

    Refrigeration-shelf-stable ready-to-feed and concentrated infant formulas can be prepared through a ultra-pasteurization and/or pasteurization process. The ultra-pasteurized and/or pasteurized infant formulas contain complete balanced quantities of nutrients.

First of 16 Claims:

A refrigeration-shelf-stable infant formula being thermally treated under  conditions of ultra-pasteurization or pasteurization having a nutritional composition comprising per 100 kilocalories:

    a. from about 4.4 to about 6.4 grams of total fat;
    b. linoleic acid from about 8 to about 35 percent of total fat on weight basis;
    c. .alpha.-linolenic acid from about 1.75 to about 4 percent of total fat on weight basis;
    d. from about 1.7 to about 3.4 grams of protein;
    e. from about 1.2 to about 2 mg of Carnitine;
    f. from about 0 to about 12 mg of Taurine;
    g. from about 0 to about 16 mg of Nucleotides;
    h. from about 7 to about 30 mg of Choline; 
    i. from about 4 to about 40 mg of Inositol;
    j. from about 9 to about 13 grams of carbohydrate;
    k. from about 50 to 140 mg of Calcium;
    l. from about 20 to about 70 mg of Phosphorus;
    m. from about 4 to about 17 mg of Magnesium;
    n. from about 0.2 to about 1.65 mg of Iron;
    o. from about 0.4 to about 1 mg of Zinc;
    p. from about 1 to about 100 mcg of Manganese;
    q. from about 60 to about 160 mcg of Copper; 
    r. from about 8 to about 35 mcg of Iodine; 
    s. from about 25 to about 50 mg of Sodium;
    t. from about 60 to about 160 mg of Potassium;
    u. from about 50 to about 160 mg of Chloride;
    v. from about 1.5 to about 5 mcg of Selenium; 
    w. from about 0 to about 60 mcg of Fluoride;
    x. from about 200 to about 500 IU of Vitamin A;
    y. from about 40 to about 100 IU of Vitamin D;
    z. from about 0.5 to about 5.0 mg of Vitamin E per gram of polyunsaturated fatty acids, wherein said polyunsaturated fatty acids are from about 0.4 to about 2.5 grams;
    aa. from about 1 to about 25 mcg of Vitamin K;
    bb. from about 30 to about 200 mcg of Thiamine or Vitamin B I;
    cc. from about 80 to about 300 mcg of Riboflavin or Vitamin B2;
    dd. from about 550 to about 2000 mcg of Niacin;
    ee. from about 30 to about 130 mcg of Vitamin B6;
    ff. from about 0.08 to about 0.7 mcg of Vitamin B12;
    gg. from about 11 to about 40 mcg of Folic Acid or Folacin; 
    hh. from about 300 to about 1200 mcg of Pantothenic Acid:
    ii. from about 1 to about 15 mcg of Biotin; and
    jj. from about 6 to about 15 mcg of Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid;

wherein the total caloric content is from about 80 kilocalories to about 300 kilocalories per 150 milliliters or 5 fluid ounces.

By Navroz Havewala, just-food.com correspondent