Patents by Inventor Gerhard J. Poppel

Gerhard J. Poppel 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: 5792504
    Abstract: A process for the production of a formulated emulsion product which has a meat-like appearance. A protein source is emulsified and then alkali is added to the emulsion to raise the pH to above 8. The emulsion is rapidly treated in an emulsion mill to causes the protein in the heated emulsion to at least partially coagulate. The heated emulsion is then allowed to coagulate and form striations and is cut into chunks. The formulated emulsion product so produced contains about 45% to 85% by weight moisture and has a chewy texture and a high striated appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Gerhard J. Poppel, Michael G. Rayner, Michael J. Saylock