Patents by Inventor Filicity Ann Vries

Filicity Ann Vries 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: 11154067
    Abstract: This invention relates to a membrane and method for the preservation of agricultural produce. According to a first aspect of the invention there is provided a membrane for the preservation of agricultural produce comprising first and second outer polymeric layers, at least one of the outer polymeric layers being impregnated with a hydrophilic agent, and an inner layer dispersed in between the outer layers, the inner layer consisting of a polymer being impregnated with a carrier for incorporation of an antimicrobial volatile into the inner layer, the inner layer further including an absorptive agent, wherein in use, the membrane is placed proximate to agricultural produce to be preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Agricultural Research Council
    Inventors: Filicity Ann Vries, Michel Lonji Kalombo
  • Publication number: 20190045804
    Abstract: This invention relates to a membrane and method for the preservation of agricultural produce. According to a first aspect of the invention there is provided a membrane for the preservation of agricultural produce comprising first and second outer polymeric layers, at least one of the outer polymeric layers being impregnated with a hydrophilic agent, and an inner layer dispersed in between the outer layers, the inner layer consisting of a polymer being impregnated with a carrier for incorporation of an antimicrobial volatile into the inner layer, the inner layer further including an absorptive agent, wherein in use, the membrane is placed proximate to agricultural produce to be preserved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Filicity Ann Vries, Michel Lonji Kalombo, Patricia Mmatsetlha Kgomotoso Mathabe