Patents by Inventor Sungjoon Jang

Sungjoon Jang 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: 20050214411
    Abstract: It is disclosed here that for any food preparation process that involves a high temperature heating step, the acrylamide level in the final food product can be reduced by treating an intermediate food material with a food-grade microorganism and/or a caramel coloring agent before the high temperature heating step. It is further disclosed that a food-grade microorganism and/or a caramel coloring agent can be used to restore diminished browned color and/or browned flavor in a food product in which the browned color and flavor are diminished as a result of other acrylamide reduction treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Lindsay, Sungjoon Jang
  • Publication number: 20040224066
    Abstract: Acrylamide formation in a food material can be suppressed by water-blanching the food material at a suitable temperature for a sufficient period of time as specified herein, or by treating the food material with an acrylamide-formation suppressing agent disclosed herein. In the water-blanching method, suitable blanching temperatures range from about 45° C. to about 78° C., and suitable blanching time is a time period of over 4 minutes. The acrylamide-formation suppressing agent that can employed to suppress acrylamide formation include a multivalent cation, a chelating compound, a carbonyl group blocker, and a combination of any of the foregoing. The water-blanching method is applicable to food materials having essentially intact cellular and tissue structures. The method employing an acrylamide-formation suppressing agent applies to all food materials either with or without intact cellular and tissue structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: Robert C. Lindsay, Sungjoon Jang