The title of the invention was "probiotic stabilization," and its applicant was Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. (U.S.), with Nagendra Rangavajla the inventor.
According to the abstract posted by the WIPO, the patent is for "an ingestible composition including a probiotic contained in a mixture of hydrolyzed mammalian protein, one or more carbohydrates and a compound binder useful for nutrition of infants and children."
The patent was filed on September 17, 2010, under application number PCT/US2010/049225.
For further information, visit: http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/ia.jsp?ia=US2010/049225.
From the April 4, 2011, Prepared Foods E-dition