Patents by Inventor Narayan Dnyanadeo Patil

Narayan Dnyanadeo Patil 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: 8322275
    Abstract: A leafy vegetable having a core end and a leafy end is processed after being harvested. The harvested leafy vegetable is transported to a trim area on a conveyor. A first cutting implement located in the trim area trims a portion of the core end. A second cutting implement located in the trim area trims a portion of the leafy end. The first and second cutting implements are spaced a set distance apart, which defines an amount of the leafy vegetable remaining after the portions of the core and leafy ends are trimmed. As the portions of the core and leafy ends of the leafy vegetable are being trimmed by the first and second cutting implements, a set of one or more nozzles located in the trim area sprays a rinsing liquid on cut sites on the leafy vegetable to rinse off natural juices exuding from the cut sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
    Inventors: Narayan Dnyanadeo Patil, Serafin Albarran, William Christopher Johnson
  • Publication number: 20100285194
    Abstract: A leafy vegetable having a core end and a leafy end is processed after being harvested. The harvested leafy vegetable is transported to a trim area on a conveyor. A first cutting implement located in the trim area trims a portion of the core end. A second cutting implement located in the trim area trims a portion of the leafy end. The first and second cutting implements are spaced a set distance apart, which defines an amount of the leafy vegetable remaining after the portions of the core and leafy ends are trimmed. As the portions of the core and leafy ends of the leafy vegetable are being trimmed by the first and second cutting implements, a set of one or more nozzles located in the trim area sprays a rinsing liquid on cut sites on the leafy vegetable to rinse off natural juices exuding from the cut sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
    Inventors: Narayan Dnyanadeo PATIL, Serafin Albarran, William Christopher Johnson
  • Patent number: 7763299
    Abstract: A leafy vegetable having a core end and a leafy end is processed after being harvested. The harvested leafy vegetable is transported to a trim area on a conveyor. A first cutting implement located in the trim area trims a portion of the core end. A second cutting implement located in the trim area trims a portion of the leafy end. The first and second cutting implements are spaced a set distance apart, which defines an amount of the leafy vegetable remaining after the portions of the core and leafy ends are trimmed. As the portions of the core and leafy ends of the leafy vegetable are being trimmed by the first and second cutting implements, a set of one or more nozzles located in the trim area sprays a rinsing liquid on cut sites on the leafy vegetable to rinse off natural juices exuding from the cut sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
    Inventors: Narayan Dnyanadeo Patil, Serafin Albarran, William Christopher Johnson
  • Patent number: 7690512
    Abstract: In a system to separate shredded vegetable pieces, a slicer cuts a vegetable having leaves and a core into pieces to form a mixture of leaf and core pieces. The mixture then passes through a sorting mechanism that separates the core pieces from the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
    Inventors: Narayan Dnyanadeo Patil, Andrew Dave Fernandez, Seth Marcus Goldsmith, Edward James Wynn
  • Publication number: 20090274809
    Abstract: A leafy vegetable having a core end and a leafy end is processed after being harvested. The harvested leafy vegetable is transported to a trim area on a conveyor. A first cutting implement located in the trim area trims a portion of the core end. A second cutting implement located in the trim area trims a portion of the leafy end. The first and second cutting implements are spaced a set distance apart, which defines an amount of the leafy vegetable remaining after the portions of the core and leafy ends are trimmed. As the portions of the core and leafy ends of the leafy vegetable are being trimmed by the first and second cutting implements, a set of one or more nozzles located in the trim area sprays a rinsing liquid on cut sites on the leafy vegetable to rinse off natural juices exuding from the cut sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
    Inventors: Narayan Dnyanadeo PATIL, Serafin Albarran, William Christopher Johnson
  • Patent number: 7559275
    Abstract: A leafy vegetable having a core end and a leafy end is processed after being harvested. The harvested leafy vegetable is transported to a trim area on a conveyor. A first cutting implement located in the trim area trims a portion of the core end. A second cutting implement located in the trim area trims a portion of the leafy end. The first and second cutting implements are spaced a set distance apart, which defines an amount of the leafy vegetable remaining after the portions of the core and leafy ends are trimmed. As the portions of the core and leafy ends of the leafy vegetable are being trimmed by the first and second cutting implements, a set of one or more nozzles located in the trim area sprays a rinsing liquid on cut sites on the leafy vegetable to rinse off natural juices exuding from the cut sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
    Inventors: Narayan Dnyanadeo Patil, Serafin Albarran, William Christopher Johnson