Patents by Inventor Pat Fahey

Pat Fahey 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: 5976601
    Abstract: A method of preparing raw oyster meat in the shell is disclosed which employs a mild heat treatment followed by chilling for the destruction of harmful pathogenic bacteria such as Vibrio vulnificus. The oysters are captured and transported to the processing plant in a refrigerated state. The oysters are then cleaned and graded into categories according the product size. The oysters are then placed into a continuous flow of sterilized water at a sufficient temperature and duration to kill the pathogens yet leave the meat in a raw state within the shell. Different temperatures and time durations have been found to give excellent results depending on the size of the oyster. It has been found that the internal temperature of the oysters, that is, the meat within the shell, must reach a minimum of 49 degrees centigrade and not exceed 53 degrees centigrade for maximum efficacy. Depending on oyster weight and warm water temperature, the oysters will be immersed from between about 10-45 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventors: John Tesvich, Pat Fahey, John Schegan