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Middleboro, MASSACHUSETTS, United States

Ocean Spray is an agricultural cooperative of growers of cranberries and grapefruit headquartered in Lakeville/Middleborough, Massachusetts. It currently has over 700 member growers as well as Lanco, Chile. The cooperative employs about 2,000 people, with sales of $2.2 billion in fiscal year 2013. Their products include cranberry sauce, fruit juices, fruit snacks, and dried cranberries.Ocean Spray was formed in 1930, in Hanson, Massachusetts, by three cranberry growers who wanted to expand their market for cranberries. Led by grower Marcus L. Urann, who had created a cranberry sauce, the cooperative developed more cranberry-based products. In the same year Ocean Spray became the first producer of cranberry juice drinks with the introduction of Cranberry Juice Cocktail. In 1964, executive Edward Gelsthorpe worked with Sylvia Schur to develop Cranapple juice, a product that brought the cranberry to greater popularity and increased usage to year-round, earning Gelsthorpe the nickname "Cranapple Ed".In 1976, the cooperative expanded its membership to grapefruit growers in Florida.The cooperative has made a number of innovations, including the first juice blend, the first juice boxes, and sweetened dried cranberries . Its cranberry juice won the ChefsBest Award for best taste. Wikipedia.


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Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. | Date: 2015-07-09

The specification provides methods for extracting xyloglucans from fruit, especially from firm fruit such as cranberries, through a sequential extraction procedure.


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Foundation University and Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. | Date: 2012-03-30

Therapeutic use of extracts containing proanthocyanidin including treating disorders, e.g., inflammatory disorders, e.g., inflammatory bowel disease, Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, indeterminate colitis, microscopic colitis, collagenous colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome. Methods of increasing a subjects immunological resistance to an infection and/or treating the infection. The infection can be, e.g., a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. The methods can include, e.g., selecting a subject that has, or is at risk of developing, an infection, e.g., a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection, or a combination thereof; providing a composition comprising at least about 10% proanthocyanidin by weight; and administering to the subj ect an amount of the composition to the subject, to thereby increase a subjects immunological resistance to an infection and/or to treat the infection.


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Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. | Date: 2015-04-03

A method for producing a proanthocyanidin extract is described. The method comprises: (a) providing a volume of proanthocyanidin-containing liquid feedstock; (b) passing the proanthocyanidin-containing liquid feedstock to an ultrafiltration feed tank; (c) filtering the material in the ultrafiltration feed tank through an ultrafiltration membrane system to fractionate the material into a proanthocyanidin-reduced permeate stream and a proanthocyanidin-enriched retentate stream; (d) collecting the proanthocyanidin-reduced permeate stream; and (e) passing the proanthocyanidin-enriched retentate stream to the ultrafiltration feed tank until the volume of proanthocyanidin-containing liquid feedstock is exhausted and thereafter collecting the proanthocyanidin-enriched retentate stream.


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Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. | Date: 2015-07-13

A method for producing a proanthocyanidin extract is described. The method comprises: (a) providing a volume of proanthocyanidin-containing liquid feedstock; (b) passing the proanthocyanidin-containing liquid feedstock to an ultrafiltration feed tank; (c) filtering the material in the ultrafiltration feed tank through an ultrafiltration membrane system to fractionate the material into a proanthocyanidin-reduced permeate stream and a proanthocyanidin-enriched retentate stream; (d) collecting the proanthocyanidin-reduced permeate stream; and (e) passing the proanthocyanidin-enriched retentate stream to the ultrafiltration feed tank until the volume of proanthocyanidin-containing liquid feedstock is exhausted and thereafter collecting the proanthocyanidin-enriched retentate stream.


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Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. | Date: 2013-10-24

A series of hot-fill, PET bottles, includes a first bottle with a first volume and a first front profile; and a second bottle with a second volume and a second front profile. The first volume and the second volume are different and the first front profile and the second front profile are substantially the same.

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