Patents Examined by Erik Kashnikow
  • Patent number: 10440978
    Abstract: Method for decontaminating bulk food and/or feed material, in particular raw food and/or feed materials, comprising the following method steps: —inserting the bulk material into a rotary tube dryer, —increasing the temperature of the bulk material by means of at least one infrared radiator up to a defined treatment temperature range while at the same time rotating the bulk material, —maintaining the temperature of the bulk material in the treatment temperature range during a treatment phase by means of the infrared radiator while at the same time rotating the bulk material, —reducing the temperature of the bulk material to a discharge temperature while at the same time rotating the bulk material, —discharging the bulk material from the rotary tube dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Kreyenborg GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Siegfried Krauss
  • Patent number: 10426182
    Abstract: What is described is a method for preserving cooked or pre-cooked food, wherein the cooked or pre-cooked food is kept in a preserving chamber with a controlled atmosphere, substantially at atmospheric pressure and at a predetermined temperature in the range from 57.2° C. to 90° C., for a preservation time of more than at least 24 hours, and wherein the partial oxygen pressure in the chamber is kept below 10 kPa, by at least partially replacing the oxygen present in the chamber with another non-oxidizing gas which is introduced into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NECST S.R.L.
    Inventors: Enrico Franzolin, Luciano Bellemo, Davide Cassi, Nicola Michelon
  • Patent number: 10399757
    Abstract: A packet includes a front panel and a back panel defining an internal volume therebetween. The front panel and the back panel include a first edge having a plurality of first recesses formed therein. A nozzle provides a path of fluid communication from the internal volume, through the first edge, to an exterior of the packet. A consumer product is disposed within the internal volume. A cap is configured to prevent the consumer product from flowing from the internal volume, through the nozzle, and to the exterior of the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Frank Hom
  • Patent number: 10376087
    Abstract: A cooking attachment for a heatable vessel of a food processor, which cooking attachment has one or more base openings, through which steam exiting from the vessel can enter into the cooking attachment and condensate can flow out of the cooking attachment into the vessel. In order for food which is contained in the cooking attachment to be cooked more quickly and uniformly, and/or to be kept hot following preparation, irrespective of its position within the cooking attachment, it is proposed that the cooking attachment should have a heating device which provides heating irrespective of the steam exiting from the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Cornelissen
  • Patent number: 10342388
    Abstract: A packaging for a powdered material includes a tub for receiving the material, the tub having a base and a peripheral wall with a top edge; an outer sleeve around at least the peripheral wall of the tub, thereby supporting the tub; a removable membrane for separating the powdered material in the tub from the environment; and a lid assembly having a peripheral rim for connection over the top edge of the peripheral wall of the tub and defining a wide access opening and a lid, hingedly attached to the rim for reclosing the access opening. A method of manufacturing such a package for a powdered material includes sliding the tub in the sleeve, such that at least the peripheral wall of the tub is enclosed by the sleeve, whereby sleeve supports the tub and the tub and sleeve form a container for the powdered material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: N.V. Nutricia
    Inventors: Alexander Josephus Maricus Van Puijenbroek, Patrick Michael Van Baal, Sjors Floris Crusius, Priya Caroline Roberts, Benoit Marie Francois Piette, Gary John Burdett
  • Patent number: 10344308
    Abstract: A food product comprises an oligosaccharide composition that is digestion resistant or slowly digestible. The oligosaccharide composition can be produced by a process that comprises producing an aqueous composition that comprises at least one oligosaccharide and at least one monosaccharide by saccharification of starch, membrane filtering the aqueous composition to form a monosaccharide-rich stream and an oligosaccharide-rich stream, and recovering the oligosaccharide-rich stream. Alternatively, the oligosaccharide composition can be produced by a process that comprises heating an aqueous feed composition that comprises at least one monosaccharide or linear saccharide oligomer, and that has a solids concentration of at least about 70% by weight, to a temperature of at least about 40° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Harrison, Andrew J. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10292403
    Abstract: Multiple Stacked Rotatable Lollipop comprising at least two stacked individual components each with a plurality of flavors, colors and shapes, each provided with tubular holding sticks, except the uppermost component which has a solid holding stick, while the upper open ends of the tubular holding sticks of the lower and intermediate components are accessible at the top of their candies or edible parts, and each tubular stick is conveniently dimensioned to loosely insert the holding stick of the individual component stacked above, each longer than the immediate holding stick below, so the lower end of each holding stick protrudes out in a telescopic fashion, thereby when the user holds the stick of one of the stacked components with one of his/her hands, can rotate for his/her amusement any of the other components with the other hand or with his/her tongue directly driving its corresponding edible part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Rodolfo Fernandez, Jr., Osvaldo Diaz, Rodolfo Fernandez, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10272371
    Abstract: A collapsible bag or compressible bottle container for accepting, holding, and filtering fluid. Fluid is filtered upon entry to the container or filtered upon egress. The filter media resides either in a removable cap, or in a second fluid-tight compartment attached to, and in fluid communication with, the container body. A one-way valve with unique one-time connection to a fluid source mitigates potential contamination from container overuse. A second collapsible layer is used in conjunction with the collapsible bag to accept compressed air that provides rigidity for the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KX Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Andrew W. Lombardo, Stephen P. Huda, Malcolm R. Kahn
  • Patent number: 10273076
    Abstract: A beverage producing system is provided comprising a capsule containing beverage ingredients and a beverage preparation machine. The capsule comprises a cup-shaped body and a lid; the cup-shaped body having a base and a side wall and the lid being sealed to the cup-shaped body. Prior to insertion, the side wall comprises: — an annular trough being dimensioned to receive an enclosing member of the beverage preparation machine on movement of the enclosing member, into a closed position; — a first side wall section extending between the base and the annular trough; and — a second side wall section extending between the annular trough and a rim of the capsule. A capsule and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Chapman, Stuart Banister, Simon Jelley, Esak Shabudin, Andrew Halliday
  • Patent number: 10252849
    Abstract: Disclosed are a compressed-type instant noodle packaging box and a method of manufacturing the same. The packaging box comprises a cuboid packaging box main body (1) of a volume slightly larger than that of the instant noddle block and a box cover (2) covering the packaging box main body, and further comprises a folding container of which a bottom face (4) is adhered together with a bottom face inside the packaging box main body, wherein after opening out in the packaging box main body, the folding container is a cuboid barrel body (14) higher than the packaging box main body; a separately packaged instant noodle bag, seasoning bag and cutlery bag are placed on an upper face of the folding container, and after the box cover covers the packaging box main body, the whole is provided on the outside thereof with a layer of heat-shrinkable film for sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Changjin Piao
  • Patent number: 10252853
    Abstract: A capsule for the preparation of a beverage from a powdery or granular raw material comprises a body of polymeric material, provided with a seat suitable for containing the powdery or granular raw material. The seat has an opening provided with a top edge. The capsule is characterized in that it comprises a permeable foil provided on the top edge for closing the opening of the seat; and a first sealing foil provided on said permeable foil and suitable for being removed before using the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HAUSBRANDT TRIESTE 1892 S.P.A.
    Inventor: Fabrizio Zanetti
  • Patent number: 10252852
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a re-closable package, wherein at least one layer of said package is derived and fabricated essentially from a single piece of packaging material, has at least an inner and outer chamber, each capable of holding one or more separate or mixed solid or liquid food components. It also relates to one or more mechanisms within said package design and configuration preferentially allowing controlled movement of gas but not liquid and/or solids both within the package and/or from within the package to the outside. It further relates to a method for controlling and selectively modifying a number of processing conditions within said packaging, particularly pack pressure, gas volume and gas composition. It also relates to package design capability to accelerate and/or optimize product processing within any food sterilization or pasteurization system and its subsequent handling, storage and transportation without further modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Bernard Newman
  • Patent number: 10238231
    Abstract: A coffee machine for producing and dispensing coffee-based beverages is disclosed comprising a hydraulic pump, at least one dispensing device with a filter unit adapted to contain ground coffee, and a water supply unit. A hydraulic circuit brings the hydraulic pump into fluid communication with the supply unit of the dispensing device to supply hot water under pressure to the supply unit. A system for controlling the dispensing pressure comprises a control unit and a pressure sensor to transmit signals representative of the pressure detected to the control unit to detect the disposing pressure. The hydraulic pump supplies variable quantities of water and may be actuated by an electronic drive controlled electronically by the control unit in order to select the flow of water supplied by the pump. A method for controlling the dispensing pressure in a coffee machine is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: GRUPPO CIMBALI S.p.A.
    Inventor: Andrea Coccia
  • Patent number: 10231464
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for co-extruding an elongated food product wherein the method comprises measuring the product characteristics of the viscous gelling agent provided and wherein the physical state of the collagen is controlled by balancing the process settings of the at least one subsequent processing step based upon the product characteristics measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Geert Johannes Lok, Johannes Marinus Quirinus Kools, Johannes Martinus Meulendijks, Patricia Rosa Maria Hoekstra-Suurs
  • Patent number: 10231470
    Abstract: A molding container including a lid that can be smoothly pulled out of a molded frozen dessert with no damage to the molded frozen dessert is provided. A frozen dessert container assembling method of assembling: a main body capable of containing a frozen dessert; a first lid including a first peripheral edge portion and a protrusion that forms an inner space on the inner radius side of the first peripheral edge portion; and a second lid including a second peripheral edge portion and a cover portion is provided. This method includes the steps of: feeding the main body; causing the protrusion of the first lid to be contained in the main body and fitting the first peripheral edge portion and an opening of the main body to each other; and covering the inner space of the first lid with the cover portion of the second lid and fitting the first peripheral edge portion and the second peripheral edge portion to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Akagi Nyugyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sota Inoue
  • Patent number: 10220999
    Abstract: An easy opening flexible package is provided. The package is suitable for containing raw dough and other products, especially products that create pressure within the package by expansion or by giving off gas such as carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sonoco Develoment, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 10214344
    Abstract: A cartridge for extracting a beverage by injecting a fluid, comprising a containment body which is adapted to contain a substance from which the beverage is to be extracted and is adapted to receive the fluid, the containment body comprising at least one opening for the outflow of the beverage, which is adapted to prevent an increase in hydraulic pressure inside the cartridge when the fluid is injected, the containment body further comprising a plurality of raised portions for hindering the flow of the beverage, which are arranged in a mutually offset arrangement around the outflow opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ILLYCAFFE' S.P.A.
    Inventors: Luca Mastropasqua, Ferruccio Seganfreddo, Giuseppe Cutuli, Gianluca Giamba
  • Patent number: 10194671
    Abstract: A method for processing vegetables to reduce unpleasant odor and/or taste, and/or to minimize discoloration, deterioration, degradation, or rot over a period of storage time is described. The method includes: subjecting the vegetable to mechanical size reduction; heating or freezing the vegetable for a pre-determined period; and bringing the softened vegetable product into contact with one or more reactive oxygen species selected from: peroxides; superoxides; and ozone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cauli-Rice LTD
    Inventors: Nigel Parker, Joanna Misa-Harris
  • Patent number: 10189622
    Abstract: A pack including at least one single-use capsule or pod for a portioned beverage which has two opposite bases, and a side wall connecting the two bases defining therewith a chamber for containing an aromatic substance; the pack has a sealed container for containing the capsule or pod housed in a protective inert gas atmosphere; more specifically the sealed container copies at least in part the shape of the capsule or pod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Massimo Scrivani, Mario Spatafora
  • Patent number: 10182577
    Abstract: Described are methods and compositions relating to dough compositions leavened by chemical leavening systems that include acidic chemical leavening agent and encapsulated basic chemical leavening agent, wherein the dough composition can be refrigerated in a low pressure package that contains a carbon dioxide atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: David J Domingues