Cereal And Other Seeds Or Seed Parts Patents (Class 241/6)
  • Publication number: 20150122131
    Abstract: In a method for grinding coffee beans (5), the beans (5) are ground off bit by bit by applying a device (1) comprising two tools (20; 40, 42), wherein one of the tools (20; 40, 42) is a grinding tool (20) having an abrasive surface (21), wherein the beans (5) and the abrasive surface (21) are made to contact each other and to perform a relative movement with respect to each other, and wherein another of the tools (20; 40, 42) is a bean delimiting tool (40, 42) having a surface (44) against which the beans (5) are retained during the time that they are in contact with the abrasive surface (21). By grinding off coffee beans (5) instead of crushing coffee beans (5) in a conventional manner, it is achieved that the grinding process can be performed at a relatively high speed and a relatively low torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Mart Kornelis-Jan Te Velde, Jan Frederik Suijver, Job Lipsch, Johan Marra, Jeroen Alphons Pikkkemaat, Karel Johannes Adrianus Van Den Aker, Gerben Kooljman, Nicolaas Petrus Willard, Nicole Petronella Martien Haex, Jeroen Herman Lammers, Zhuangxiong Huang
  • Publication number: 20150017312
    Abstract: This invention pertains to the development of a high protein oil seed flour as a replacement for both wheat based and gluten free flours used in baked, dry and liquid goods which optimizes nutrition. The seed flour is based on the novel use of processing sunflower and other oil type seeds into a flour, meal, or protein isolate to replace a significant portion of traditional and gluten free flours in food goods, including baked, dry and liquid goods. The invention provides composition formulas that significantly optimize and improve the overall nutritional value of processed foods by balancing proteins and carbohydrates through an optimized ratio of seed to grain or tuber flour. The composition formulas also increase the absolute values of protein in processed foods to achieve recommended daily allowances as well as provides for increase satiety, improve blood sugar balance, weight management, and health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Tegel
  • Publication number: 20140252141
    Abstract: To produce flour and/or semolina, raw material is fed into a feed opening of a roller press. The milling gap of the roller press is fixed, or damping of at least one of the rollers with respect to the lateral deflection is set, such that a first subset of the fill containing finer milling material forms a packed particle fill in the milling gap. In addition, the setting is carried out in such a way that individual particles of a second subset of the fill containing coarser milling material are in contact with the first roller and the second roller of the roller press. Subsequently, the bulk material is milled into milled product in the roller press (9) and the milled product is discharged through a discharge opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Bühler AG
    Inventors: Stephen Weinmann, Daniel Rickenbach, Marcos Luquin
  • Patent number: 8815319
    Abstract: A method for producing low Glycemic Index bread and baked products for diabetic dieting and Metabolic Syndrome patients using a selection of ancient cereals, pseudo cereals and grain varieties with high content of complex carbohydrate molecules, low speed and low adiabatic temperature milling, encapsulation of carbon dioxide bubbles created during leavening of dough in a slowly digested denaturalized protein matrix, inclusion of partially milled chunks of cereal and grain into the dough, baking at low temperatures and short time periods, rapid chilling of the bread and freezing for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Jorge Luis Zapp Glauser
  • Patent number: 8800897
    Abstract: Whole grain flour is produced from a cereal grain such as wheat by removing an outer layer of the grain, and also some of the endosperm. The removed outer layer comprises 5% to 40% of the original weight of the grain. The removed parts of the grain are comminuted during the removal of the outer layer. Both the grain and the comminuted removed outer layer are then conveyed into a milling device and are milled to form whole grain flour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Bühler AG
    Inventors: Walter Eugster, Stephen Weinmann
  • Publication number: 20140203118
    Abstract: A coffee-measurement apparatus (60) and related methods for precisely measuring and displaying the weight of ground coffee to be used for preparing espresso shots and espresso-based beverages. The coffee-measurement apparatus (60) includes a portafilter platform (80) positionable directly below an output portion (116) of a coffee-grinding apparatus (100). The portafilter platform (80) is coupled to a weight-measurement device (20) as well as to a display (66) so the net weight of the ground coffee in a basket (52) of a portafilter (50) resting on the portafilter platform may be measured and displayed. In some embodiments, the coffee-measurement apparatus (60) may be configured to automatically start the coffee-grinding mechanism (130) of the coffee-grinding apparatus (100) and to stop it when a desired weight of ground coffee has been dispensed into the basket (52) by utilizing an electronic connection and/or an electromechanical actuator (140) communicatively coupled to the coffee-measurement apparatus (60).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: ADAGER CORPORATION (THE)
    Inventor: FRANCISCO ALFREDO REGO
  • Publication number: 20140166786
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) configured to simultaneously sample a plurality of seeds is provided. The apparatus (100) may include a grinder (110) configured to grind each of the seeds of a first plurality of seeds to produce a powder comprising a plurality of seed particles. A sample container (142) may be configured to receive the powder. Further, a cleaning device may be configured to introduce a neutral media to the grinder (110) to substantially prevent cross-contamination with a second plurality of seeds, which may be ground thereafter. The apparatus (100) may further comprise a mixing device (150) configured to mix the powder. Thereby a sample portion of the powder may be tested for the presence of a genetically modified organism, or other tests may be conducted thereon. A related method for high throughput simultaneous sampling of a plurality of seeds is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Edwin J. Anderson, Steven M. Becker, Thomas G. Lade, Kenneth J. Ross
  • Publication number: 20140123857
    Abstract: A coffee grinding apparatus (10) and related methods for precisely measuring the weight of ground coffee to be used for preparing espresso shots and espresso-based beverages. The coffee grinding apparatus (10) includes a coffee grinding mechanism (30) that is operative to grind whole coffee beans into ground coffee. The coffee grinding mechanism (30) also includes a portafilter platform (40) positioned directly below an output portion (16) of the coffee grinding apparatus (10). The portafilter platform (40) is coupled to a weight measurement device (20) so the net weight of the ground coffee in a basket (52) of a portafilter (50) resting on the portafilter platform may be measured. The coffee grinding apparatus (10) may be configured to automatically stop the coffee grinding mechanism (30) when a desired weight of ground coffee has been dispensed into the basket (52) so that a precise weight of coffee may be dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: ADAGER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Francisco Alfredo Rego
  • Publication number: 20140106052
    Abstract: Stabilized whole grain flours having a fine particle size and which exhibit good baking functionality are produced with high throughput using two bran and germ fractions and an endosperm fraction. One bran and germ fraction is a coarse fraction which is subjected to two stage grinding, but the second bran and germ fraction is a low ash, fine bran and germ fraction which is sufficiently fine so that it does not need to be subjected to grinding thereby reducing starch damage and increasing production with reduced grinding equipment load. Portions of the coarse bran and germ fraction which are ground in the first grinding stage to a sufficient fineness are separated out and not subjected to additional grinding further reducing starch damage and increasing production. The bran and germ fractions may be combined, subjected to stabilization, and combined with the endosperm fraction to obtain a stabilized whole grain flour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Derwin G. Hawley, Edward D. Howey, William H. Cleaver, Lynn C. Haynes, Desiree S. Bramble, Ning Zhou, Bin Zhao, Timothy S. Hansen, Domenico R. Cassone, Sarwat Gabriel
  • Patent number: 8662425
    Abstract: A system and method for preparing a sample of seeds or representative seed portions are provided. In various embodiments, the system and method include a force applying member and a seed container that includes at least one compartment containing a seed. The force applying member is configured to apply a force to the seed so as to break the seed into two or more seed particles, which in some embodiments may be collected in a seed particle collector. The present invention improves on the prior art by greatly reducing (and in some embodiments eliminating) the manual processes typically involved in generating tissue samples from seeds and preparing the tissue for genetic analysis. Additionally, the present invention is scaleable, and can be configured to generate samples from many seeds in a short period of time. The present invention also minimizes the risk of contamination and cross-contamination of the seed particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Jason M. Cope, Gary L. Jaehnel, Joshua L. Mongan
  • Publication number: 20140037826
    Abstract: Specifically, a dry corn fractionation system which operates to produce an endosperm fraction which can be concurrently of greater purity at greater yield than obtainable from corn milling or dry corn milling processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: MOR Technolgogy, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. DeLine, Daniel L. Claycamp, Daniel Fetherston, Rodger T. Marentis
  • Patent number: 8523092
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to a system and method for obtaining a test sample from a seed or seeds. The method generally includes placing at least one seed into a seed sampling chamber, breaking the seed into a plurality of seed particles inside the seed sampling chamber, placing a sampling element into the seed sampling chamber, and collecting at least a portion of the plurality of seed particles with the sampling element by attracting at least a portion of the seed particles to a surface of the sampling element or by forcing at least a portion of the seed particles into a feature of the sampling element. In some embodiments, the method further includes using a sampling element transfer device to transfer the sampling element to an extraction well, which may be used to extract DNA or proteins from the collected portion of seed particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason M. Cope, David Kurth
  • Publication number: 20130119170
    Abstract: A bran finishing process in grain milling employs a milling machine in which bran that contains some endosperm, including aleurone, is fed into an annular milling chamber defined on an inner side by an eccentric cylindrical rotor and on an outer side by a frame assembly that includes perforated screens and abrasive surfaces. Longitudinal lobes protrude radially from the rotor. The lobes compress the bran as they rotate, while the lesser diameter of the rotor between lobes allows the bran to decompress, causing bran particles to rub together for detaching endosperm from the bran by friction forces. Bran particles also rub against the abrasive surfaces for scraping endosperm off the bran. Air flows through the milling chamber and carries the endosperm through the perforated screens, while the bran particles are discharged without passing through the screens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicants: APPLIED MILLING SYSTEMS, INC., SUPERBRIX S.A.
    Inventors: Warner Travis Pape, Ricardo Martin Ghisays Galindo
  • Publication number: 20130112785
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed which may be used to homogenize a sample in a container. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a container and a cap with a fracturing member rigidly attached to the cap such that the fracturing member engages a sample as the cap is coupled to the container. In an example embodiment, the container is a test tube and the sample is a seed, such as a corn kernel. Methods of fracturing samples in containers with fracturing members rigidly attached to caps are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventor: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
  • Publication number: 20130115351
    Abstract: A coffee beverage system is described including a coffee bean packaging cartridge and a coffee brewing apparatus. The packaging cartridge includes a container holding coffee beans and transportation component for transporting the coffee beans towards an exit opening of the cartridge. The coffee apparatus comprises a grinder for grinding the coffee beans from the cartridge and a brewing device for brewing coffee on the basis of ground coffee obtained by means of the grinder. The system is further provided with a metering chamber for receiving coffee beans which are transported with the aid of the transportation component into the metering chamber. In use, the metering chamber will hold a predetermined amount of coffee beans. The metering chamber comprises a bottom portion which forms a part of the grinder, said bottom portion being arranged in the coffee apparatus for rotating around an axis extending in a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Ivo Van Os, Job Leonardus Kneppers, Richard Patrick Versluijs, Christiaan Johannes Maria Moorman, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff
  • Publication number: 20130115362
    Abstract: Wheat grain (Triticum aestivum) comprising an embryo and starch, wherein the embryo comprises two identical alleles of an SBEIIa-A gene, two identical alleles of an SBEIIa-B gene and two identical alleles of an SBEIIa-D gene, wherein each of the SBEIIa genes gives rise to an amount of protein (w/w) or a protein having SBEIIa activity which is lower than the corresponding wild-type gene, and at least one of said genes comprises a point mutation, wherein the starch comprises amylose such that the grain has an amylose content of at least 50% (w/w) as a proportion of the extractable starch of the grain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: ARISTA CEREAL TECHNOLOGIES PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: Arista Cereal Technologies Pty Limited
  • Publication number: 20130037636
    Abstract: A system and method for preparing a sample of seeds or representative seed portions are provided. In various embodiments, the system and method include a force applying member and a seed container that includes at least one compartment containing a seed. The force applying member is configured to apply a force to the seed so as to break the seed into two or more seed particles, which in some embodiments may be collected in a seed particle collector. The present invention improves on the prior art by greatly reducing (and in some embodiments eliminating) the manual processes typically involved in generating tissue samples from seeds and preparing the tissue for genetic analysis. Additionally, the present invention is scaleable, and can be configured to generate samples from many seeds in a short period of time. The present invention also minimizes the risk of contamination and cross-contamination of the seed particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • Publication number: 20120266335
    Abstract: The invention provides synthetic nucleic acid sequences encoding proteins of interest that are particularly adapted to express well in plants. The claimed synthetic sequences utilize plant-optimized codons roughly in the same frequency at which they are utilized, on average, in genes naturally occurring in the plant species. The invention further includes synthetic DNA sequence for herbicide tolerance, water and/or heat stress tolerance, healthy oil modifications and for transformation marker genes and selectable marker genes are used. DNA construct and transgenic plants containing the synthetic sequences are taught as are methods and compositions for using the plants in agriculture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: IGNACIO M. LARRINUA, DONALD J. MERLO, AVUTU S. REDDY, ARVIND KUMAR THIRUMALAISWAMYSEKHAR, AARON T. WOOSLEY
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120074247
    Abstract: Wheat having a reduced level of SBEIIa activity, that may have a relative high amylose content. Wheat having a mutant SBEIIa gene in the A genome. The wheat might additionally have reduced levels of SBEIIb activity. The wheat grain of this invention can be of a non-shrunken phenotype despite a lesion in the amylopectin synthesis pathway, and may also have a high relative amylose content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Ahmed Regina, Sadequr Rahman, Matthew Kennedy Morell, Zhongyi Li
  • Patent number: 8104699
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a system for dehusking grains, in particular for removing the spelts and/or the seed coat and the germ bud of grains and/or of malted grains and its processing in the brewing industry. The outer layers/shells are removed from cleaned and malted distiller's grains in a husking machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Buehler AG
    Inventors: Klaus Gehrig, Hans-Jörg Menger, Urs Keller
  • Publication number: 20110284670
    Abstract: A nut grinder includes a nut auger, a stationary grinding plate, and a rotatable grinding plate configured to grind nuts. The nut auger and rotatable grinding plate may be adapted to receive rotational power from a human user or a mechanical source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: COUNTRY LIVING PRODUCTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jack R. Jenkins, Joel A. Jenkins, Alex M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20110278383
    Abstract: The process according to the invention for producing flour, in particular whole grain flour, from cereal, in particular from wheat, comprises a plurality of steps. In a first step, there follows the removal of an outer layer of at least one grain, in particular a cereal grain, wherein some of the endosperm is also removed. The removed outer layer comprises 5% by weight to 40% by weight of the grain, based on the grain before the removal, preferably 15% by weight to 30% by weight, particularly preferably 18% by weight to 28% by weight, and very particularly preferably 20% by weight to 25% by weight. These removed parts of the grain are comminuted, in particular during the removal of the outer layer. Then there follows conveying the comminuted removed outer layer and the grain into a milling device and milling the comminuted removed outer layer and the grain, in particular a mixture thereof, in the milling device to form flour, in particular whole grain flour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: Bühler AG
    Inventors: Walter Eugster, Stephen Weinmann
  • Publication number: 20100323088
    Abstract: A recombined whole grain flour for use in preparing whole grain products such that whole grain particulates provide minimal visual impact to the whole grain product. By selectively controlling the particle size of the milled bran and germ constituents used in the recombined whole grain flour, the visual and color impact associated with bran and germ particulates can be substantially eliminated from the whole grain product. In particular, whole grain products such as whole grain breads, dough products, mixes and biscuits can be made with recombined whole grain flour. Whole grain products made with recombined whole grain flour are advantageous in that they incorporate the health advantages associated with whole grains while eliminating the characteristic, visual color differences noticeable within a whole grain crumb due to visually identifiable bran and germ particulates found in traditional whole grain products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Mingus J. David, Robert T. Westercamp, Steven J. Cox, Dennis L. Schlueter, Sarah Woodling
  • Publication number: 20100317058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for modifying the thermal and/or digestion properties of corn starches and corn flours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Claus Frohberg
  • Publication number: 20100189870
    Abstract: The present invention relates to maize starches with an apparent amylose content between 35 wt. % and 90 wt. % and improved processing properties relative to conventional high-amylose maize starches. Furthermore, the present invention relates to maize meals and foodstuffs containing these maize starches or maize meals. In addition, the present invention relates to methods of production of said maize starches/maize meals and maize plants which synthesize these maize starches. Moreover, the present invention relates to wheat starches with an apparent amylose content between 35 wt. % and 90 wt. % and improved processing properties, and wheat meals and foodstuffs containing said wheat starches or wheat meals. Moreover, the present invention relates to methods of production of said wheat starches/wheat meals and wheat plants which synthesize these wheat starches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Ursula La Cognata
  • Publication number: 20100021611
    Abstract: Methods for processing of grains and the like and products produced by such processing, the invention in preferred embodiments subjects whole grains or portions of grains to rapid pressure and directional changes in a high velocity fluid stream to instantaneously vary forces acting thereon. Flours of reduced particle sizes having low starch value damage result, the present processing also permitting uniform blending of additives such as during comminution of the grains. Processed grains according to the invention are resistant to spoilage and clumping. Whole grain flours and white flours can be produced according to the invention. Bran, germ and endosperm of grains can also be separated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: James P. Yates, Charles A. Amold, William E. Hahn, Melva Hahn, Jeffrey A. Gwirtz, R. Carl Hoseney
  • Publication number: 20090294558
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for crushing grains, and a method thereof. The apparatus includes a driving mechanism, a plurality of shafts and a plurality of rollers. The driving mechanism is coupled to and configured to rotate at least one shaft of the plurality of shafts. Each roller of the plurality of rollers is axially coupled to a shaft of the plurality of shafts. A protruding member of a plurality of protruding members extends from a first roller of the plurality of rollers and intermeshes with two adjacent protruding members of a plurality of protruding members that extend from a second roller of the plurality of rollers to form an intermeshing mechanism. The first roller and the second roller are separated by a predefined clearance distance. The intermeshing mechanism crushes the grains based on the rotation of the first roller and the second roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: John Bihn
  • Patent number: 7597755
    Abstract: A pigment product for use in a coating composition to provide a gloss coating on paper, the pigment product comprising a processed particulate kaolin having a particle size distribution such that at least about 80% by weight of the particles have an equivalent spherical diameter less than about 2 p,m and in the range of from about 10% to about 20% by weight of the particles have an equivalent spherical diameter less than about 0.25 wm, the particles have a shape factor in the range of from about 20 to about 36 and the particles have a particle steepness in the range of about greater than about 35, more preferably in the range of about 35 to about 40, and wherein the kaolin is derived from a secondary kaolin source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Imerys Pigments, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Light, Christopher R. L. Golley, Ernest Gay, Milton Constantin
  • Publication number: 20090246350
    Abstract: Novel corn opaque modifier loci, associated molecular markers and methods for obtaining the loci, markers, and resultant seed are provided. Vitreous seed with reduced alpha-zein storage protein content that contain the opaque modifier loci are also described. Processes for obtaining milled corn seed products from the vitreous seed with reduced alpha-zein storage protein content that contain the opaque modifier loci are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Malvar, Shihshieh Huang, Alessandra Frizzi, Mike Kerns
  • Publication number: 20090205065
    Abstract: New Brassica Ogura fertility restorer lines with a shortened Raphanus fragment are provided. The new lines lack the OPC2 marker and are capable of fully restoring fertility in Ogura cytoplasmic male sterile (cms) plants. The improved lines were developed using a new breeding method. The new breeding method can be used to shorten an exotic insertion comprising a gene of interest in any plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Yongping Zhang, Jayantilal Patel, Lomas Tulsieram
  • Publication number: 20090140084
    Abstract: A nondenatured ground matter with high quality is produced through efficient grinding while preventing overheating by, even in the case of grinding a material to be ground having a flexible thin film, such as cereal grain, efficiently crushing the thin film of low grindability to thereby obtain a ground matter of fine grains with uniform size by the use of simple apparatus and operation. A raw material is fed through raw material supply channel (55,56) into raw material introduction part (11) between fixed grinding disc (4) and moving grinding disc (5). The moving grinding disc (5) is hung down by means of drive shaft (21), and the gap between the same and the fixed grinding disc (4) is adjusted by means of gap adjusting means (7). While preventing any heat transfer from drive unit (8), power is transmitted to the drive shaft (21) so as to rotate the moving grinding disc (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Akira Horigane
  • Publication number: 20090136646
    Abstract: Brassica juncea having greater than about 55% oleic acid per weight of total fatty acid and methods of producing same are provided. The new Brassica juncea lines produce oil having the typical canola fatty acid profile. Methods for producing progeny Brassica juncea plants produced by crossing the high oleic acid Brassica juncea line with itself or with other canola plants, and hybrid canola seeds and plants produced by crossing the Brassica juncea high oleic acid line with another canola line or plant, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory R. Gingera, James Brent Gillespie
  • Publication number: 20080305238
    Abstract: The invention provides Brassica plants and lines having an improved Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Disease Incidence (SSDI %) score and represented by, or descended from, NCIMB accession number 41397.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Lomas Tulsieram, Jayantilal Patel, Dave Charne
  • Publication number: 20080286434
    Abstract: The invention provides Brassica plants and lines having an improved Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Disease Incidence (SSDI %) score and represented by, or descended from, NCIMB accession number 41398.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Lomas Tulsieram, Jayantilal Patel, Dave Charne
  • Publication number: 20080280012
    Abstract: The invention provides Brassica plants and lines having an improved Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Disease Incidence (SSDI %) score and represented by, or descended from, NCIMB accession number 41289 or 41391.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Lomas Tulsieram, Jayantilal Patel, Dave Charne
  • Publication number: 20080280014
    Abstract: The invention provides Brassica plants and lines having an improved Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Disease Incidence (SSDI %) score and represented by, or descended from, NCIMB Accession Number 41396.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Lomas Tulsieram, Jayantilal Patel, Dave Charne
  • Publication number: 20080280016
    Abstract: The invention provides Brassica plants and lines having an improved Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Disease Incidence (SSDI %) score and represented by, or descended from, NCIMB accession number 41393.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Lomas Tulsieram, Jayantilal Patel, Dave Charne
  • Publication number: 20080280015
    Abstract: The invention provides Brassica plants and lines having an improved Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Disease Incidence (SSDI %) score and represented by, or descended from, NCIMB accession number 41395.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Lomas Tulsieram, Jayantilal Patel, Dave Charne
  • Publication number: 20080280011
    Abstract: The invention provides Brassica plants and lines having an improved Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Disease Incidence (SSDI %) score and represented by, or descended from, ATCC accession number PTA-6779 or PTA-6778.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Lomas Tulsieram, Jayantilal Patel, Dave Charne
  • Publication number: 20080280018
    Abstract: The invention provides Brassica plants and lines having an improved Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Disease Incidence (SSDI %) score and represented by, or descended from, NCIMB accession number 41392.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Lomas Tulsieram, Jayantilal Patel, Dave Charne
  • Publication number: 20080280013
    Abstract: The invention provides Brassica plants and lines having an improved Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Disease Incidence (SSDI %) score and represented by, or descended from, NCIMB Accession Number 41388 or 41390.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Lomas Tulsieram, Jayantilal Patel, Dave Charne
  • Publication number: 20080280017
    Abstract: The invention provides Brassica plants and lines having an improved Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Disease Incidence (SSDI %) score and represented by, or descended from, NCIMB accession number 41394.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Lomas Tulsieram, Jayantilal Patel, Dave Charne
  • Publication number: 20080274260
    Abstract: The invention provides Brassica plants and lines having an improved Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Disease Incidence (SSDI %) score and represented by, or descended from, ATCC accession number PTA-6776 or PTA-6780.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Lomas Tulsieram, Jayantilal Patel, Dave Charne
  • Publication number: 20080274261
    Abstract: The invention provides Brassica plants and lines having an improved Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Disease Incidence (SSDI %) score and represented by, or descended from, ATCC accession number PTA-6777 or PTA-6781.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Lomas Tulsieram, Jayantilal Patel, Dave Charne
  • Publication number: 20080235820
    Abstract: A transgenic maize plant and methods of using the transgenic maize plant having at least a portion of a coding region of one or more lignin biosynthesis pathway enzymes. In one embodiment, the transgenic plant expresses short interfering RNA (siRNA) for the one or more lignin biosynthesis pathway enzymes that forms a double-strand to activate RNA interference (RNAi). The RNAi decreases expression of the one or more lignin biosynthesis pathway enzymes in the transgenic plant. In a second embodiment, the transgenic plant has a cDNA for the one or more lignin biosynthesis pathway enzymes to increase expression of the one or more lignin biosynthesis pathway enzymes in the transgenic plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventor: Masomeh B. Sticklen
  • Publication number: 20080173738
    Abstract: A granular material grinder and method of use includes a hammer mill for reducing incoming granular material into particulate material, a microgrinder for reducing the particulate matter into microground powder by particulate matter to particulate matter collisions, and a product collector to collect the microground powder portion. The granular material grinder having the feature of being operated in a closed system to facilitate efficient recovery of grain into microground powder and operable in a cooled inert gas to prevent any compound degradation due to temperature or oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventor: ROGER A. MONTAG
  • Patent number: 7246762
    Abstract: A process for milling corn comprises mixing water and corn kernels to provide a tempering mixture; holding the tempering mixture for a time and temperature effective for lifting hull off from the endosperm of the corn kernels, but a time and temperature which is not effective for moisture to substantially penetrate into the endosperm of the corn kernels; and abrasively removing germ and bran from the moistened tempered corn of the corn kernels. In one embodiment, whole corn kernels are separated into large kernel and small corn components and the large and small corn components are milled separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael VanHouten, Curtis Miller, Fritz L. Piel
  • Patent number: 6936294
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process to remove the germ from the endosperm of a corn kernel. The apparatus of the present invention comprises frictional cylindrical rollers, each roller rotating about an axis, the axis of the rollers substantially parallel, and the direction of rotation being opposing. The roller bodies having a rubberized covering, rotate with differing surface velocities and are tensioned such as to impart low-impact friction forces to corn kernels drawn between the roller covers. The process of the present invention includes a tempering step comprising adding an amount of moisture to the corn by wetting and soaking the corn; a polishing step for removing bran layers from the corn; a second tempering step comprising adding an additional amount of moisture to the corn by wetting and soaking the corn; and a friction step to remove germ from the endosperm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Satake USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Matthews, John Steinfort, Alberto Macedo
  • Patent number: 6872417
    Abstract: A method of saving water, wastewater, lime, and energy while increasing productivity and enhancing product quality in a nixtamalization process. More specifically, during the grain cook and steep process, the phase-separated supernate is retained for a subsequent batch of grain. In addition, a fresh water rinse stream is recycled as push water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Lee Freudenrich, William Arthur Moore, Jr., Indu Namboodiri Sardeshpande