Patents Examined by Hong T Yoo
  • Patent number: 10842323
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a manual centrifuge food processing device. An example device includes a bowl and a spindle extending from an inner surface of the bowl. A mesh basket is removably coupled to the bowl and is structured to receive a food product. The mesh basket defines a hub structured to receive the spindle so as to facilitate rotation of the mesh basket relative to the bowl about the spindle. A lid is removably coupled to the bowl. The lid includes a drive mechanism structured to rotate the mesh basket in response to a manual input so as to drive liquid from the food product due to centrifugal force. Each of the bowl and the mesh basket is formed of metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Bruce Rodgers
  • Patent number: 10842312
    Abstract: A beverage preparation assembly includes: a container for storing a water soluble beverage powder, the container having a tank and a powder outlet; a dissolution chamber for preparing a beverage from the water soluble beverage powder and a diluent, the dissolution chamber having at last one diluent inlet and a beverage outlet; a chute for guiding the water soluble beverage powder from the powder outlet of the container to the dissolution chamber; and an air outlet configured for evacuating air from the dissolution chamber. The powder outlet is connected to the chute by a conduit; and the powder outlet, the conduit, the chute and the dissolution chamber are connected together through airtight connections. The assembly includes an air inlet positioned above the chute only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Flavien Dubief, Lucio Scorrano, Larry Baudet, Kevin Jamolli
  • Patent number: 10827764
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressurized spray device containing: a propellant gas, and—a fermented dairy product comprising an emulsifier and a stabilizer and having: • a fat content comprised between 1 and 6%, and • a total protein content of at least 3%, capable of spraying out the fermented dairy product to form a fermented dairy product foam, as well as a method to produce such a device and a method for obtaining a fermented dairy product foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Guillaume Catonnet, Laurent Schmitt, Paula Montes Cuevas, Esther Sanmartin Sierra, Izaskun Perez Simon, Iñigo Martinez De Maranon Ibabe
  • Patent number: 10820605
    Abstract: An iced tea press is disclosed. The iced tea press comprises an elongated hollow container and an elongated hollow member sized and shaped to be slidably inserted into the elongated hollow container. The elongated hollow member has a bottom end comprising a plurality of cavities sized and shaped for retaining particles of a given size and an openable top end. A method for preparing iced tea is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: DAVIDSTEA INC.
    Inventor: David Shaw
  • Patent number: 10813368
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for creating a portable and quickly dissolving tea or other tea-like botanical tablet that can be used to prepare a flavorful, visually appealing, and clear cup of tea. The novel process may include the steps of: (1) extraction/infusion, (2) clarification, (3) concentrate preparation, (4) degassing the concentrate, and (5) chunkification. A spinning cone column may be used during the extraction/infusion step to preserve the aromatics and nutrients from the tea leaves, leading to better taste and improved retention of compounds thought to be beneficial to human health. A centrifuge may be used to remove suspended solids during the clarification step and a pressure chamber or sonication device may be used during the degassing step. Chunkification may involve the freezing of the concentrate followed by the removal of water from the concentrate to create a solid tablet of easily portable shape and size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Gregory Glancy
  • Patent number: 10806291
    Abstract: An apparatus to prepare beverages comprises a brewing chamber 3 movable by driving device 5, 6 along a vertical path, a first piston 7 and a second piston 9 movable within the brewing chamber 3, a hopper 25 to feed coffee powder to the brewing chamber and a discharge device 21 to discharge a spent coffee cake; the hopper 25 is pivotally mounted in the apparatus to obtain a desired distribution of coffee powder in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Carlo Doglioni Majer, Ezio Ceriani, Luca Doglioni Majer, Aldo Doglioni Majer
  • Patent number: 10806155
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to a process for flavouring raw eggs and egg components using smoke and to smoked raw eggs and egg components prepared by the process. In particular, the invention relates to a cold smoking process for imparting flavour to raw eggs or raw egg components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Kossies Innovations Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Julie Ann Kos
  • Patent number: 10798960
    Abstract: Provided is a processed citrus fruit item in which the super surface layer of the peel of a citrus fruit is removed at a thickness at which the oil sacs in the peel are not destroyed, whereby the processed citrus fruit item has reduced bitterness while containing a wealth of flavor components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Masaru Fujiwara, Yoshiaki Yokoo
  • Patent number: 10800591
    Abstract: A beverage preparation package including a container defining a multiplicity of openings, and a beverage preparation composition positioned in the container. The beverage preparation composition includes a microwave susceptor and a beverage precursor. In some cases, the beverage preparation composition includes a particulate beverage precursor and a particulate microwave susceptor. The particulate beverage precursor typically includes a plant material, such as coffee beans, tea leaves, herbs, or the like. Preparing a beverage includes contacting water with a beverage preparation package including a beverage preparation composition and water, irradiating the water with microwave radiation to vaporize at least a portion of the water, thereby imparting a flavor from the beverage preparation composition to the water to yield the beverage. The beverage preparation composition can be separated from the beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Thister Inc.
    Inventors: Hunter B. D. Kalynchuk, Bryce V. Kalynchuk
  • Patent number: 10786106
    Abstract: A fruit press device for pressing fruit and dispensing the pressed fruit juice to a beverage includes a fruit press assembly, a pressed juice dispenser, and a securing member for securing the device to a beverage receptacle. The fruit press includes proximal and distal press members connected by a hinge. The distal press member is connected to the dispenser and is in open communication with the dispenser to dispense the pressed juice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Bryan Kujawski
  • Patent number: 10757962
    Abstract: A system 400 for obtaining a substance from a commodity has a first apparatus 420 with first 422 and second 424 openings, a device 426 for moving the commodity through the first apparatus, and at least one blade 428 for shearing the commodity. The at least one blade 428 is positioned between the first opening 422 and the second opening 424. A second apparatus 440 has a first opening 442 and a second opening 444, with the first opening 442 being fluidly connected to the second opening 424 of the first apparatus 420. The second apparatus 440 includes a device 446 for moving the sheared commodity from the second apparatus first opening 442 to the second opening 444. A third apparatus 460 obtains the substance from the sheared commodity, including a separator 460 having a first opening 462 fluidly connected to the second opening 444 of the second apparatus 440.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Spyros Christodoulou
  • Patent number: 10750899
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a brewing apparatus with air suction for cold extraction and a brewing method thereof, the apparatus adopts a air suction device to suck air out of a pot body and achieves a subatmospheric environment, by adopting the subatmospheric environment together with the cold water, it is able to extract a plurality of brewing ingredients effectively, and be able to shorten an extraction period while improving an extraction efficiency, which is favorable for a popularization of cold extraction beverage, and the brewing apparatus with air suction for the cold extraction is convenient to use, having a low manufacturing cost. The apparatus is able to prepare a cold-extraction beverage ready just after a simple operation, thus having a good economic efficiency and practicality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: King Chiu Chung, Zhigang Zhu, Anhan Huang, Wai Hang Louie, Kwok Wai Wong
  • Patent number: 10743565
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of making a feed pellet for an animal by agglomerating at least two ingredients in a first apparatus to form a plurality of nuclei and tumbling the plurality of nuclei in a second apparatus and simultaneously providing additional amounts of the at least two ingredients to the second apparatus, thereby forming a plurality of feed pellets for an animal. The present disclosure also relates to associated feed pellets and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Todd G. Brion, James Nathan Pike
  • Patent number: 10721955
    Abstract: An energy composition includes a methylated xanthine, a choline derivative, and at least one flavorant in a sufficient amount to render the energy composition palatable. The energy composition may also include vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, preservatives, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: International IP Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Manoj Bhargava
  • Patent number: 10701944
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing frozen dough for bread containing a filling and a method of producing cream-filled bread by employing the frozen dough. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method of producing cream-filled bread, which can produce soft textured bread even by employing frozen/refrigerated dough, and can maintain soft bread texture even after a long period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Jung Ho Woo, Hong Shin Jeon, Dae Chul Kim, Young Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10681920
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process of producing grains of coated coffee grounds, the process comprising: heating a mixture of a coating composition and coffee grounds to a temperature below the melting point of the coating composition and at which the coating composition forms a coating on at least some of the coffee grounds; and cooling the mixture to provide grains comprising coffee grounds having a coating of the coating composition formed on at least some of the surface of the coffee grounds. The present invention also provides coated ground coffee compositions that may be produced by this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Ann Castro, Cheong K Fong
  • Patent number: 10674749
    Abstract: A method of producing a carbonated beverage comprising a blend of water and syrup having a predetermined final carbonation level. The method includes the steps of: introducing CO2 into a flowing stream of a product blend comprising water, syrup and dissolved oxygen, such that CO2 is dissolved in the product blend; deaerating the CO2-containing product blend by introducing the blend into a vented atmospheric vessel, the interior of which is at ambient pressure with a headspace maintained above the surface of the liquid within the vessel, whereby dissolved oxygen is released from the product blend and vented from the vessel; pumping the deaerated product blend from the vessel, wherein the deaerated blend includes dissolved CO2 at an intermediate carbonation level less than the final carbonation level; and carbonating the deaerated product blend to the final carbonation level downstream of the vented vessel to produce a carbonated beverage for subsequent packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BEVCORP LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence M. Lucas
  • Patent number: 10654700
    Abstract: A method of dispensing fluids with variable carbonation. The method includes receiving a selection of a carbonation level of a beverage and determining a valve timing scheme to achieve the selected carbonation level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Automatic Bar Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Hecht
  • Patent number: 10645944
    Abstract: A method for brewing coffee involves providing two separate quantities of coffee particles, wherein only a first quantity of coffee particles is used for an actual process of brewing coffee by causing this quantity to interact with an extracting medium, and wherein another, secondary quantity of coffee particles is heated for enhanced aroma release. The second quantity may be small compared to the first quantity. The two separate quantities of coffee particles may be obtained by first providing a single quantity of coffee particles, for example by grinding a number of coffee beans in a grinding module (20), and then dividing the single quantity into the two quantities. In a device (1) which is suitable for carrying out the method, a dividing arrangement (40) may be applied for realizing a suitable distribution of coffee particles over a brewing chamber (10) and a heating module (30) of the device (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Jun Shi, Lucia Lu
  • Patent number: 10645964
    Abstract: Catechin compound(s)-containing beverages having reduced bitterness and astringency of catechin compound(s) while maintaining tea-like preferable flavors, methods of production thereof, and the like are provided. The content of catechin compound(s) in a beverage is adjusted to within a certain range, the total content of RebM and RebD in the beverage is adjusted to within a certain range, and the weight ratio of the total content of RebD and RebM to the content of the catechin compound(s) is adjusted to within a certain range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto Nakajima, Yasuyuki Kobayashi