Patents by Inventor David Daniel Maenz

David Daniel Maenz has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6284502
    Abstract: A process is provided for converting phytate in a food into inorganic phosphate. The process comprises the steps of: (i) mechanically mixing a slurry comprising: (a) 100 parts by weight of the phytate-containing food, (b) 60-1000 parts by weight of a solvent mixture which comprises water and a water-immiscible organic solvent having a boiling point of 20-100° C., the water-immiscible organic solvent constituting 20-85% by wt. of the solvent mixture, and (c) a phytase; and (ii) drying the food to remove the organic solvent. The process has the advantage of enabling a high conversion rate of phytate into inorganic phosphate in an economical manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: University of Saskatchewan
    Inventors: David Daniel Maenz, Henry Leonard Classen, Rex Wayne Newkirk