Patents by Inventor Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick

Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick 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: 9797877
    Abstract: This invention relates to a semi-quantitative diagnostic tool and a method for using the same to verify the efficacy of cleaning-in-place procedures in eliminating carbohydrate-based, organic residues from product contact surfaces in food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturing, processing and packaging facilities. The diagnostic tool comprises a permanganate-based colorimetric indicator formulation and a translucent assay container for containing the permanganate-based colorimetric indicator formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick
  • Publication number: 20150158055
    Abstract: A system and method for manufacturing, processing, packaging, and dispensing beverages wherein electrochemically-activated water is used to neutralize residual amounts of incompatible flavor ingredients, color ingredients, and alcohol ingredients when transitioning from the processing of one beverage to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: Radical Waters International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 8506724
    Abstract: A system using electrochemically-activated water (ECAW) for manufacturing, processing, packaging, and dispensing beverages including: (a) using ECAW to neutralize incompatible residues when transitioning from the production of one beverage to another; (b) using ECAW to rehabilitate and disinfect granular activated charcoal beds used in the feed water purification system; (c) producing a carbonated ECAW product and using the carbonated ECAW for system cleaning or disinfecting; (d) using ECAW solutions in the beverage facility clean-in-place system to achieve improved microbial control while greatly reducing water usage and reducing or eliminating the use of chemical detergents and disinfectants; (e) further reducing biofilm growth in the processing system, and purifying ingredient water without the use of chlorine, by adding an ECAW anolyte to the water ingredient feed stream; and/or (f) washing the beverage product bottles or other packages with one or more ECAW solutions prior to packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Radical Waters International Ltd.
    Inventor: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 8293669
    Abstract: A system using electrochemically-activated water (ECAW) for manufacturing, processing, packaging, and dispensing beverages including: (a) using ECAW to neutralize incompatible residues when transitioning from the production of one beverage to another; (b) using ECAW to rehabilitate and disinfect granular activated charcoal beds used in the feed water purification system; (c) producing a carbonated ECAW product and using the carbonated ECAW for system cleaning or disinfecting; (d) using ECAW solutions in the beverage facility clean-in-place system to achieve improved microbial control while greatly reducing water usage and reducing or eliminating the use of chemical detergents and disinfectants; (e) further reducing biofilm growth in the processing system, and purifying ingredient water without the use of chlorine, by adding an ECAW anolyte to the water ingredient feed stream; and/or (f) washing the beverage product bottles or other packages with one or more ECAW solutions prior to packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Radical Waters International Ltd.
    Inventor: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick
  • Publication number: 20120240964
    Abstract: A system using electrochemically-activated water (ECAW) for manufacturing, processing, packaging, and dispensing beverages including: (a) using ECAW to neutralize incompatible residues when transitioning from the production of one beverage to another; (b) using ECAW to rehabilitate and disinfect granular activated charcoal beds used in the feed water purification system; (c) producing a carbonated ECAW product and using the carbonated ECAW for system cleaning or disinfecting; (d) using ECAW solutions in the beverage facility clean-in-place system to achieve improved microbial control while greatly reducing water usage and reducing or eliminating the use of chemical detergents and disinfectants; (e) further reducing biofilm growth in the processing system, and purifying ingredient water without the use of chlorine, by adding an ECAW anolyte to the water ingredient feed stream; and/or (f) washing the beverage product bottles or other packages with one or more ECAW solutions prior to packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: RADICAL WATERS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick
  • Publication number: 20120222701
    Abstract: A system using electrochemically-activated water (ECAW) for manufacturing, processing, packaging, and dispensing beverages including: (a) using ECAW to neutralize incompatible residues when transitioning from the production of one beverage to another; (b) using ECAW to rehabilitate and disinfect granular activated charcoal beds used in the feed water purification system; (c) producing a carbonated ECAW product and using the carbonated ECAW for system cleaning or disinfecting; (d) using ECAW solutions in the beverage facility clean-in-place system to achieve improved microbial control while greatly reducing water usage and reducing or eliminating the use of chemical detergents and disinfectants; (e) further reducing biofilm growth in the processing system, and purifying ingredient water without the use of chlorine, by adding an ECAW anolyte to the water ingredient feed stream; and/or (f) washing the beverage product bottles or other packages with one or more ECAW solutions prior to packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: RADICAL WATERS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 8206647
    Abstract: A system using electrochemically-activated water (ECAW) for manufacturing, processing, packaging, and dispensing beverages. The system uses ECAW solutions in the beverage facility clean-in-place system to achieve improved microbial control while greatly reducing water usage and reducing or eliminating the use of chemical detergents and disinfectants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Radical Waters International Ltd.
    Inventor: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 8147889
    Abstract: A method of decontaminating grain, nut, or seed products and a method for conditioning grain in a milling process for decontamination and to produce an improved milled product which will yield baked goods, for example, of increased size and extended shelf life. In the decontamination and/or conditioning procedure, the grain, nut, or seed product is contacted with an aqueous anolyte product which can be undiluted or can be diluted with non-activated water. In undiluted form, the aqueous anolyte product preferably has a pH in the range of from about 4.5 to about 7.5 and a positive oxidation-reduction potential of at least +550 mV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Giant Trading Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick, Nickolas Speakman
  • Patent number: 8123865
    Abstract: A method of starch extraction, starch modification, and/or malting comprising (a) steeping a starch source in the presence of an aqueous anolyte product, (b) adding an aqueous anolyte product to an intermediate product extraction slurry comprising starch and gluten, (c) adding an aqueous anolyte product to a starch product slurry produced by separating the starch and gluten, (d) contacting an extracted starch product with a type and amount of an aqueous anolyte product effective for modifying the starch product and/or (e) steeping the starch source in the presence of an aqueous catholyte product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: GB International Ltd.
    Inventors: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick, Nickolas Speakman
  • Publication number: 20090202661
    Abstract: A system using electrochemically-activated water (ECAW) for manufacturing, processing, packaging, and dispensing beverages including: (a) using ECAW to neutralize incompatible residues when transitioning from the production of one beverage to another; (b) using ECAW to rehabilitate and disinfect granular activated charcoal beds used in the feed water purification system; (c) producing a carbonated ECAW product and using the carbonated ECAW for system cleaning or disinfecting; (d) using ECAW solutions in the beverage facility clean-in-place system to achieve improved microbial control while greatly reducing water usage and reducing or eliminating the use of chemical detergents and disinfectants; (e) further reducing biofilm growth in the processing system, and purifying ingredient water without the use of chlorine, by adding an ECAW anolyte to the water ingredient feed stream; and/or (f) washing the beverage product bottles or other packages with one or more ECAW solutions prior to packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick
  • Publication number: 20090199872
    Abstract: A system using electrochemically-activated water (ECAW) for manufacturing, processing, packaging, and dispensing beverages including: (a) using ECAW to neutralize incompatible residues when transitioning from the production of one beverage to another; (b) using ECAW to rehabilitate and disinfect granular activated charcoal beds used in the feed water purification system; (c) producing a carbonated ECAW product and using the carbonated ECAW for system cleaning or disinfecting; (d) using ECAW solutions in the beverage facility clean-in-place system to achieve improved microbial control while greatly reducing water usage and reducing or eliminating the use of chemical detergents and disinfectants; (e) further reducing biofilm growth in the processing system, and purifying ingredient water without the use of chlorine, by adding an ECAW anolyte to the water ingredient feed stream; and/or (f) washing the beverage product bottles or other packages with one or more ECAW solutions prior to packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick
  • Publication number: 20090203516
    Abstract: A system using electrochemically-activated water (ECAW) for manufacturing, processing, packaging, and dispensing beverages including: (a) using ECAW to neutralize incompatible residues when transitioning from the production of one beverage to another; (b) using ECAW to rehabilitate and disinfect granular activated charcoal beds used in the feed water purification system; (c) producing a carbonated ECAW product and using the carbonated ECAW for system cleaning or disinfecting; (d) using ECAW solutions in the beverage facility clean-in-place system to achieve improved microbial control while greatly reducing water usage and reducing or eliminating the use of chemical detergents and disinfectants; (e) further reducing biofilm growth in the processing system, and purifying ingredient water without the use of chlorine, by adding an ECAW anolyte to the water ingredient feed stream; and/or (f) washing the beverage product bottles or other packages with one or more ECAW solutions prior to packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick
  • Publication number: 20090199866
    Abstract: A system using electrochemically-activated water (ECAW) for manufacturing, processing, packaging, and dispensing beverages including: (a) using ECAW to neutralize incompatible residues when transitioning from the production of one beverage to another; (b) using ECAW to rehabilitate and disinfect granular activated charcoal beds used in the feed water purification system; (c) producing a carbonated ECAW product and using the carbonated ECAW for system cleaning or disinfecting; (d) using ECAW solutions in the beverage facility clean-in-place system to achieve improved microbial control while greatly reducing water usage and reducing or eliminating the use of chemical detergents and disinfectants; (e) further reducing biofilm growth in the processing system, and purifying ingredient water without the use of chlorine, by adding an ECAW anolyte to the water ingredient feed stream; and/or (f) washing the beverage product bottles or other packages with one or more ECAW solutions prior to packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick
  • Publication number: 20080260922
    Abstract: A method of decontaminating grain, nut, or seed products and a method for conditioning grain in a milling process for decontamination and to produce an improved milled product which will yield baked goods, for example, of increased size and extended shelf life. In the decontamination and/or conditioning procedure, the grain, nut, or seed product is contacted with an aqueous anolyte product which can be undiluted or can be diluted with non-activated water. In undiluted form, the aqueous anolyte product preferably has a pH in the range of from about 4.5 to about 7.5 and a positive oxidation-reduction potential of at least +550 mV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick, Nickolas Speakman
  • Publication number: 20080251067
    Abstract: A method of starch extraction, starch modification, and/or malting comprising (a) steeping a starch source in the presence of an aqueous anolyte product, (b) adding an aqueous anolyte product to an intermediate product extraction slurry comprising starch and gluten, (c) adding an aqueous anolyte product to a starch product slurry produced by separating the starch and gluten, (d) contacting an extracted starch product with a type and amount of an aqueous anolyte product effective for modifying the starch product and/or (e) steeping the starch source in the presence of an aqueous catholyte product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick, Nickolas Speakman