Patents by Inventor Jamie A. Hestekin

Jamie A. Hestekin 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).

  • Publication number: 20160152493
    Abstract: Wastewater treatment systems and methods that include a first sub-system that removes suspended solids and free/soluble oil from wastewater and a second sub-system that removes targeted ions or elements from wastewater. Wastewater treatment systems and methods that include an EDI system, including one or more ion exchange wafer configured to selectively remove a specifically targeted ion to a predetermined maximum level of concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: DAVID SZYKOWNY, JAMIE HESTEKIN, BRIGITTE RODGERS, DMYTRO DEMYDOV, JOHN SCHMELZLE
  • Publication number: 20160133981
    Abstract: In one aspect, reverse electrodialysis systems are described herein having constructions operable to reduce membrane stack resistance, thereby requiring significantly less membrane surface area for meaningful electrical power generation. A reverse electrodialysis system described herein comprises an anode and cathode adjacent to a membrane stack, the membrane stack comprising alternating anion and cation exchange membranes defining diluate and concentrate ionic solution compartments, wherein an ion exchange medium is positioned in a diluate compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Jamie HESTEKIN, Hailey DUNSWORTH, Alexander LOPEZ
  • Publication number: 20130064944
    Abstract: The invention provides a stable concentrated dairy liquid, such as concentrated milk, with improved flavor, color, and mouthfeel, and a method of production thereof. The method utilizes specific thermal treatments to produce the stable concentrated dairy liquid to which a stabilizer and mouthfeel enhancer are added. The resulting products have a sterilization value Fo of at least 5 that is also resistant to gelling and browning during high temperature sterilization and is also resistant to gelling and browning during storage for greater than six months. The method balances such thermal treatments with addition of stabilizer and enhancer to achieve the desired flavor/mouthfeel and sterilization and to achieve reduced level of soluble protein in the concentrated milk prior to concentration to resist gelation and minimize browning. Moreover, such processing may be utilized in a milk that is concentrated to a factor of 2.7 fold or higher and contains at least 8.5 percent protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Cale, George W. Haas, Jamie A. Hestekin, Heather M. Hudson, Ted Riley Lindstrom, Yinqing Ma, Fu-I Mei, Danielle E. Perkins, Charles Wang
  • Publication number: 20110104344
    Abstract: The invention provides a stable concentrated dairy liquid, such as concentrated milk, with improved flavor, color, and mouthfeel, and a method of production thereof. The method utilizes specific thermal treatments to produce the stable concentrated dairy liquid to which a stabilizer and mouthfeel enhancer are added. The resulting products have a sterilization value Fo of at least 5 that is also resistant to gelling and browning during high temperature sterilization and is also resistant to gelling and browning during storage for greater than six months. The method balances such thermal treatments with addition of stabilizer and enhancer to achieve the desired flavor/mouthfeel and sterilization and to achieve reduced level of soluble protein in the concentrated milk prior to concentration to resist gelation and minimize browning. Moreover, such processing may be utilized in a milk that is concentrated to a factor of 2.7 fold or higher and contains at least 8.5 percent protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Cale, George W. Haas, Jamie A. Hestekin, Heather M. Hudson, Ted Riley Lindstrom, Yinqing Ma, Fu-I Mei, Danielle E. Perkins, Charles Wang
  • Patent number: 7887864
    Abstract: The invention provides a stable concentrated dairy liquid, such as concentrated milk, with improved flavor, color, and mouthfeel, and a method of production thereof. The method utilizes specific thermal treatments to produce the stable concentrated dairy liquid to which a stabilizer and mouthfeel enhancer are added. The resulting products have a sterilization value Fo of at least 5 that is also resistant to gelling and browning during high temperature sterilization and is also resistant to gelling and browning during storage for greater than six months. The method balances such thermal treatments with addition of stabilizer and enhancer to achieve the desired flavor/mouthfeel and sterilization and to achieve reduced level of soluble protein in the concentrated milk prior to concentration to resist gelation and minimize browning. Moreover, such processing may be utilized in a milk that is concentrated to a factor of 2.7 fold or higher and contains at least 8.5 percent protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Cale, George W. Haas, Jamie A. Hestekin, Heather M. Hudson, Ted Riley Lindstrom, Yinging Ma, Fu-I Mei, Danielle E. Perkins, Charles Wang
  • Patent number: 7799548
    Abstract: A porous solid ion exchange wafer having a combination of a biomolecule capture-resin and an ion-exchange resin forming a charged capture resin within said wafer. Also disclosed is a porous solid ion exchange wafer having a combination of a biomolecule capture-resin and an ion-exchange resin forming a charged capture resin within said wafer containing a biomolecule with a tag. A separate bioreactor is also disclosed incorporating the wafer described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Uchicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Michelle B. Arora, Jamie A. Hestekin, YuPo J. Lin, Edward J. St. Martin, Seth W. Snyder
  • Patent number: 7799225
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a membrane contactor assisted extraction system and method for extracting a single phase species from multi-phase working solutions. More specifically one preferred embodiment of the invention relates to a method and system for membrane contactor assisted water (MCAWE) extraction of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) from a working solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: Seth W. Snyder, Yupo J. Lin, Jamie A. Hestekin, Michael P. Henry, Peter Pujado, Anil Oroskar, Santi Kulprathipanja, Sarabjit Randhava
  • Publication number: 20080311276
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing glucosinolates, particularly glucoraphanin, from cruciferous plants. More particularly, a method is provided for producing glucosinolates from agricultural by-products and waste. The general method comprises providing a mixture of glucosinolate-containing plant material and liquid, heating the mixture to inactivate enzymes in the plant material, contacting the heat inactivated mixture with an anion exchange membrane whereby at least a portion of the glucosinolates are extracted from the liquid and absorbed onto the anion exchange membrane, and releasing the glucosinolates from the anion exchange membrane. Preferably, the extraction and release steps are repeated at least once. The glucosinolates produce by the method of the invention may be incorporated into a variety of food products, pharmaceuticals, and health supplements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: KRAFT FOODS HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Leslie George West, Theresa Pomerleau, Nathan V. Matusheski, Cathy Jean Ludwig, Jamie Hestekin, Colin Crowley, Nam-Cheol Kim
  • Patent number: 7306934
    Abstract: A porous solid ion exchange wafer having a combination of a biomolecule capture-resin and an ion-exchange resin forming a charged capture resin within said wafer. Also disclosed is a porous solid ion exchange wafer having a combination of a biomolecule capture-resin and an ion-exchange resin forming a charged capture resin within said wafer containing a biomolecule with a tag. A separate bioreactor is also disclosed incorporating the wafer described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Michelle B. Arora, Jamie A. Hestekin, YuPo J. Lin, Edward J. St. Martin, Seth W. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20070243602
    Abstract: A porous solid ion exchange wafer having a combination of a biomolecule capture-resin and an ion-exchange resin forming a charged capture resin within said wafer. Also disclosed is a porous solid ion exchange wafer having a combination of a biomolecule capture-resin and an ion-exchange resin forming a charged capture resin within said wafer containing a biomolecule with a tag. A separate bioreactor is also disclosed incorporating the wafer described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Michelle Arora, Jamie Hestekin, YuPo Lin, Edward St. Martin, Seth Snyder
  • Publication number: 20070172548
    Abstract: The invention provides a stable concentrated dairy liquid, such as concentrated milk, with improved flavor, color, and mouthfeel, and a method of production thereof. The method utilizes specific thermal treatments to produce the stable concentrated dairy liquid to which a stabilizer and mouthfeel enhancer are added. The resulting products have a sterilization value Fo of at least 5 that is also resistant to gelling and browning during high temperature sterilization and is also resistant to gelling and browning during storage for greater than six months. The method balances such thermal treatments with addition of stabilizer and enhancer to achieve the desired flavor/mouthfeel and sterilization and to achieve reduced level of soluble protein in the concentrated milk prior to concentration to resist gelation and minimize browning. Moreover, such processing may be utilized in a milk that is concentrated to a factor of 2.7 fold or higher and contains at least 8.5 percent protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Kenneth Cale, George Haas, Jamie Hestekin, Heather Hudson, Ted Lindstrom, Yinging Ma, Fu-I Mei, Danielle Perkins, Charles Wang
  • Publication number: 20070158194
    Abstract: An electrodialysis system is used to produce reliably, contaminant-free electrodialyzed compositions. A feed stream containing an aqueous solution that has contaminants present is contacted with a membrane electrodialysis system and an electrical potential is applied in an amount effective for recovering the desired aqueous solution without the contaminants while maintaining a higher hydrostatic pressure on the product stream or recovery side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Richard Lincourt, Colin Crowley, Jamie Hestekin, Erik Whalen-Pedersen
  • Patent number: 7141154
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for continuously making an organic ester from a lower alcohol and an organic acid is disclosed. An organic acid or salt is introduced or produced in an electrode ionization (EDI) stack with a plurality of reaction chambers each formed from a porous solid ion exchange resin wafer interleaved between anion exchange membranes or an anion exchange membrane and a cation exchange membrane or an anion exchange membrane and a bipolar exchange membranes. At least some reaction chambers are esterification chambers and/or bioreactor chambers and/or chambers containing an organic acid or salt. A lower alcohol in the esterification chamber reacts with an anion to form an organic ester and water with at least some of the water splitting with the ions leaving the chamber to drive the reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne LLC
    Inventors: YuPo J. Lin, Michael Henry, Jamie Hestekin, Seth W. Snyder, Edward J. St. Martin
  • Publication number: 20050056547
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for continuously making an organic ester from a lower alcohol and an organic acid is disclosed. An organic acid or salt is introduced or produced in an electrode ionization (EDI) stack with a plurality of reaction chambers each formed from a porous solid ion exchange resin wafer interleaved between anion exchange membranes or an anion exchange membrane and a cation exchange membrane or an anion exchange membrane and a bipolar exchange membranes. At least some reaction chambers are esterification chambers and/or bioreactor chambers and/or chambers containing an organic acid or salt. A lower alcohol in the esterification chamber reacts with an anion to form an organic ester and water with at least some of the water splitting with the ions leaving the chamber to drive the reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Applicant: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: YuPo Lin, Michael Henry, Jamie Hestekin, Seth Snyder, Edward St. Martin
  • Patent number: 6797140
    Abstract: An electrodeionization method for continuously producing and or separating and/or concentrating ionizable organics present in dilute concentrations in an ionic solution while controlling the pH to within one to one-half pH unit method for continuously producing and or separating and/or concentrating ionizable organics present in dilute concentrations in an ionic solution while controlling the pH to within one to one-half pH unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: YuPo J. Lin, Jamie Hestekin, Michelle Arora, Edward J. St. Martin
  • Publication number: 20040115783
    Abstract: A porous solid ion exchange wafer having a combination of a biomolecule capture-resin and an ion-exchange resin forming a charged capture resin within said wafer. Also disclosed is a porous solid ion exchange wafer having a combination of a biomolecule capture-resin and an ion-exchange resin forming a charged capture resin within said wafer containing a biomolecule with a tag. A separate bioreactor is also disclosed incorporating the wafer described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Michelle B. Arora, Jamie A. Hestekin, YuPo J. Lin, Edward J. St. Martin, Seth W. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20040060875
    Abstract: An electrodionization method for continuously producing and or separating and/or concentrating ionizable organics present in dilute concentrations in an, ionic solution while controlling the pH to within one to one-half pH unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: YuPo J. Lin, Jamie Hestekin, Michelle Arora, Edward J. St. Martin
  • Patent number: 6544419
    Abstract: A method for preparing a chemically activated or polyamino acid functionalized membrane includes the steps of permeating a silica-based membrane with a solution of silane and a solvent so as to react methoxy groups of the silane with silanol groups of the membrane to incorporate epoxide groups and attaching a polyamino acid to the membrane by reacting a terminal amine group of the polyamino acid with one of the epoxide groups on the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Stephen M. Ritchie, Leonidas G. Bachas, Jamie A. Hestekin, Subhas K. Sikdar
  • Patent number: 6544418
    Abstract: A method for preparing and regenerating a chemically activated or polyamino acid functionalized membrane includes the steps of permeating the silica-based membrane with a solution of silane and a solvent so as to react methoxy groups of the silane with silanol groups of the membrane to incorporate epoxide groups and attaching a polyamino acid to the membrane by reacting a terminal amine group of the polyamino acid with one of the epoxide groups on the membrane. The membrane is regenerated after metal entrapment by utilizing helix-coil properties of polyamino acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Stephen M. Ritchie, Leonidas G. Bachas, Jamie A. Hestekin, Subhas K. Sikdar
  • Patent number: 6306301
    Abstract: An apparatus providing for metal ion/nitrate entrapment comprises a chemically activated, microfiltration, composite polymer and silica-based membrane including a polyamino acid attached thereto through reaction of a terminal amine group of the polyamino acid with the membrane. A method for preparing such a chemically activated or polyamino acid functionalized membrane includes the steps of permeating the silica-based membrane with a solution of silane and a solvent so as to react methoxy groups of the silane with silanol groups of the membrane to incorporate epoxide groups and attaching a polyamino acid to the membrane by reacting a terminal amine group of the polyamino acid with one of the epoxide groups on the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Stephen M. Ritchie, Leonidas G. Bachas, Jamie A. Hestekin, Subhas K. Sikdar