Patent 4968511 Issued on November 6, 1990. Estimated Expiration Date: March 10, 2009. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
Chewing gum is made in a direct one-step process by mixing together at about 50° to 100° C. in weight %,about 5 to 25% of certain vinyl polymers,about 4 to 18% of plasticizer for each such vinyl polymers,about 2 to 11% of filler,about 30 to 60% of solid bulk sweetener,about 1 to 25% of liquid bulk sweetener,about 0 to 0.75% of intense sweetener,about 0.5 to 2.0% of flavorant,about 0 to 0.25% of colorant andabout 0.5 to 5% of emulsifier.