Patents by Inventor Kevin R. Andrews

Kevin R. Andrews 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: 20080237080
    Abstract: The invention pertains to the field of sugar cane. More particularly, the invention pertains to efficiently utilizing a sugar cane product for multiple accessory items (i.e. shot glass, drinking glass, straw, stirrer, decorative element, etc.). The sugar cane accessory item includes a stalk of sugar cane that is billeted and utilized as a food accessory item, wherein the sugar cane stalk may include at least one opening extending within the billeted section of sugar cane if utilized as a shot glass, drinking glass and/or straw. The stalk may also be billeted and comprised of a solid structure to be utilized as a pair of chopsticks, a stirrer, a shish kabob utensil or various other food accessory items. A method of manufacturing the sugar cane accessory item is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventor: Kevin R Andrews
  • Patent number: 5255583
    Abstract: A shaped sugar cane product for use as chopsticks, garnish sticks, stir sticks and snack sticks is made from sugar cane stalks. The method comprises billeting the stalks into desired lengths for the sticks, and then pressing the billets lengthwise against a cutter comprising a grid of intersecting cutting blades to produce finished sticks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Inventor: Kevin R. Andrews
  • Patent number: 5106645
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flour-type product derived from sugar cane which contains a high dietary fiber concentration. This product is made by separating the pith of the sugar cane from the rind and epidermal layer and then removing from the pith any rind residue from a first stage separation and long fibrovascular bundles embedded in the parenchyma cells of the pith. The clean pith is dried and milled to shred the walls of the parenchyma cells into fiber having a length not exceeding 300 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Inventor: Kevin R. Andrews