With Application Of Fluid To, Or Heating Or Cooling Of, Whole Seed Patents (Class 241/8)
  • Publication number: 20140336372
    Abstract: The invention broadly relates to methods of fragmenting seed by use of mechanical devices such as crushing pins or other crushing devices with a preconditioned hard seed. Methods of preconditioning the seeds to soften the seed for more effective fragmentation which are adapted to enhance extracted DNA yields and/or DNA quality are shown. Extracted DNA yield from alkali-soaked seeds can be significantly increased by adding an osmoticum to a seed-softening alkali soaking solution used for pretreatment of the seeds prior to crushing them. The osmoticum inhibits and reduces liquid uptake by the seeds, but the seeds are weakened enough to be crushed with steel beads, without requiring the use of crushing pins or other crushing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: Ulrich Hannappel
  • 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: 20140170287
    Abstract: Provided are methods for preparing, and compositions comprising, plant-based forms of omega-3 fatty acids and lignan, which methods and compositions are exemplified by methods for preparing roasted seed granules, including roasted flaxseed granules, and compositions that comprise one or more roasted seed granules that are prepared by roasting and grinding under specified conditions of temperature and time, as disclosed in detail herein, to enhance one or more desired properties including the digestibility and/or palatability of such seeds and/or the bioavailability and/or stability of omega-3 and other fatty acids that are constituents of those seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Orsalem Kahsai
  • Publication number: 20130333075
    Abstract: The present invention is referred to a method of production of plant powder for use in food and plant protection, preferentially obtained from plant crops of the Brassicaceae family (Crucifers). Also, the present invention is referred to a plant powder obtained by the procedure of the invention and the use of the plant-derived powder in food and plant protection as herbicide and insecticide. Moreover, this invention is referred to a foodstuff that incorporates the plant powder of the invention in edible forms either in solids, beverages, food supplements or additives, as well as a plant pest control product (herbicide and insecticide) that incorporates the plant powder of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Cristina Garcia Viguera, Diego A. Moreno Fernandez, Micaela Carvajal Alcaraz, Ma Carmen Maritnez Ballesta
  • Publication number: 20130298920
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco analogue material comprises comminuted sunflower seed hulls that are processed to be tasteless and to have a consistency and feel similar or complementary to a smokeless tobacco product. The analogue material can be mixed with a smokeless tobacco product to dilute and eventually eliminate the smokeless tobacco being used. Such mixing and progressive dilution of the smokeless tobacco proportion being used progressively dilutes the smokeless tobacco product taste and the nicotine concentration being consumed by a user. Other flavorings can also be added to the tasteless analogue material if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Steven G. Lance
  • 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: 8141799
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for whole-grain conditioning, in particular of native and malted brewing cereals. To improve the mashing process and to increase the number of brews and product quality, the brewing cereals are conditioned and subsequently fed to a hulling and/or mechanical comminution process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Buehler AG
    Inventors: Klaus Gehrig, Hans-Jörg Menger, Urs Keller
  • Publication number: 20120032007
    Abstract: The present invention provides a continuous method of preparing a liquid extract of cereal grain by comminuting cereal grain at a rate of at least 100 kg of dry cereal grain per hour and extracting the comminuted cereal grain with a liquid, said method comprising: continuously combining cereal grain with a liquid; continuously disintegrating the grain particles contained within the liquid by colliding freely suspended grain particles with one or more rotating blades, thereby producing a milled suspension; continuously transferring at least a part of the milled suspension, optionally after further treatment, to a separation device for separation into spent grain and liquid extract; wherein the one or more rotating blades are rotating at a tip speed of at least 10 m/s; the total mechanical energy transferred into the milled suspension by the one or more rotating blades is in the range of 5-1000 kJ per kg of dry cereal grain; and the distance between a tip of said one or more rotating blades and the axis of
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Hendrikus Mulder, Cornelis Van Rijn
  • Publication number: 20100068336
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing oilseed meal. Oilseed meal is hydrated to provide a hydrated oilseed meal. A particle size of the hydrated oilseed meal is reduced to provide a size-reduced oilseed meal. Enhanced oilseed meal is physically separated from the size-reduced oilseed meal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Vijay Singh, James E. Pettigrew, Carl M. Parsons, George C. Fahey
  • Publication number: 20090078802
    Abstract: Dry milling methods for preparing oat products enriched in the content of ?-glucan and methods for preparing foodstuffs incorporating such an enriched oat product especially ready-to-eat cereals are provided. Heat conditioned dehulled oats are dry milled to form a coarse whole non defatted oat flour and then, without a preceding removal of fat, dry fractionated into coarser bran and finer oat flour fractions at multiple stages. The coarse oat flour is first dry classified to separate or form a coarser fraction oat bran containing more concentrated ?-glucan and a finer oat flour or starch containing or endosperm containing fraction. The oat bran is fractionated into a coarse and fine oat bran sub-streams. The oat bran sub-streams are each is subjected to second roller milling step and then bolted. The second bolting of oat bran is then subjected to a third round of milling and classification to form a high ?-glucan content (>7-9%) oat bran and a low ?-glucan content (3%) oat flour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: JH Hellweg, John McKeehen, Michael Dietsch
  • Patent number: 7419108
    Abstract: A method of corn fractionation wherein the resulting high starch concentration endosperm is subsequently used for ethanol production or dry milling is described. The method includes: providing substantially cleaned corn kernels, tempering the corn; screen processing to properly size the com fractions; density separation of the primary fractions; rolling and/or screening the products to produce three main fractions consisting of high starch Endosperm, high oil Germ and high fiber Bran.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Inventor: Glen Foster
  • Patent number: 7162879
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an installation for cooling bulk products, especially pellets or feed cubes. In order to accelerate possible product replacement, the formed pellets are cooled in two steps, a precooler (3) directly following the forming device (2). A secondary cooling process is only carried out after sifting or breaking and sifting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Buhler AG
    Inventors: Philipp Hanimann, Klaus Sohmer, Dirk-Michael Fleck
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6368649
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of removing the fibrous shells from cereal grains. This method according to the invention comprises a pretreatment step, wherein the moisture content of the cereal grains is increased, e.g. in the case of corn grains from 16 to more than 20% by weight, followed by the step of exposure of the pretreated grains to a thermal shock by means of a cryogenic medium and thereafter mechanical treatment step thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Cargill B.V.
    Inventor: Bernhard George van Bommel
  • Patent number: 6244528
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing a fine powder from a grain or legume, such as soy beans, wherein the soy beans or the like are ground under controlled temperature and humidity conditions in a mill to a particle size of between about 5 to 25 microns, preferably about 15 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Inventors: Loren Paul Wallis, Josef Otto Rettenmaier
  • Patent number: 6090603
    Abstract: A method of producing enzymes in which plant seeds are subjected to a softening process and a germination process in an aqueous environment and wherein a substance is added to the aqueous environment at least before and during the softening process, the substance selected from the group consisting of liposomes and niosomes and mixtures thereof, the substance containing a germination enhancing factor, the substance relatively easily and rapidly permeating a biomembrane and the germination enhancing factor enhancing the germination process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Inventor: Heinz D. Jodlbauer
  • Patent number: 6060102
    Abstract: A composition and method for preparing a food supplement. The composition consisting essentially of at least 70% by weight of an oil seed constituent, at least 8% by weight of an additional plant constituent and at least 4% by weight of yeast wherein oil seed constituent, additional plant constituent and yeast are prepared by blending and cutting for less than about 20 minutes at a temperature of less than about 100.degree. F. and in the presence of light of a wavelength not greater than that of red light and of an intensity not greater than that of a darkroom light to thereby inhibit oxidation of the components of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Designing Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Udo Erasmus, Robert MacIntosh Collett
  • Patent number: 6060101
    Abstract: A composition and method for preparing a food supplement. The composition consisting essentially of at least 70% by weight of an oil seed constituent, at least 8% by weight of an additional plant constituent and at least 4% by weight of yeast wherein oil seed constituent, additional plant constituent and yeast are prepared by blending and cutting for less than about 20 minutes at a temperature of less than about 100.degree. F. and in the presence of light of a wavelength not greater than that of red light and of an intensity not greater than that of a darkroom light to thereby inhibit oxidation of the components of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Designing Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Udo Erasmus, Robert MacIntosh Collett
  • Patent number: 6007860
    Abstract: A composition and method for preparing a food supplement. The composition consisting essentially of at least 70% by weight of an oil seed constituent, at least 8% by weight of an additional plant constituent and at least 4% by weight of yeast wherein oil seed constituent, additional plant constituent and yeast are prepared by blending and cutting for less than about 20 minutes at a temperature of less than about 100.degree. F. and in the presence of light of a wavelength not greater than that of red light and of an intensity not greater than that of a darkroom light to thereby inhibit oxidation of the components of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Designing Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Udo Erasmus, Robert MacIntosh Collett
  • Patent number: 6001401
    Abstract: A composition and method for preparing a food supplement. The composition consisting essentially of at least 70% by weight of an oil seed constituent, at least 8% by weight of an additional plant constituent and at least 4% by weight of yeast wherein oil seed constituent, additional plant constituent and yeast are prepared by blending and cutting for less than about 20 minutes at a temperature of less than about 100.degree. F. and in the presence of light of a wavelength not greater than that of red light and of an intensity not greater than that of a darkroom light to thereby inhibit oxidation of the components of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Designing Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Udo Erasmus, Robert MacIntosh Collett
  • Patent number: 5709344
    Abstract: Grain is fed from a hopper to a horizontally oriented adjustable speed steam heated auger driven by a variable speed drive. The auger is long enough (approximately twenty inches) that temperature controlled steam fed to a plurality of inlets along the auger as related to the rate of grain movement through the auger heats the gain therein to approximately three hundred degrees Fahrenheit. Then it is dropped through a grain outlet opening into a high velocity cold air stream temperature shocking the hot grain causing a sudden contraction of grain outer layers causing them to crack and loosen from the grain core. The grain is then fed through tubes to space between a rotatable internally rubber (or soft plastic) sheet layer sheathed inner surface outer mill member fitted to and rotatable about a truncated cone member having outer surface metal channel members angled approximately forty five degrees adjacent at the top and diverging at the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Inventor: Virgil Louis Archer
  • Patent number: 5542612
    Abstract: An apparatus for dehulling grass seed utilizing a vibrated housing having an elongated chamber. The interior of the chamber is accessible through openings or ports that provide a plurality of entries and exits for the processing of grass seed. Grass seed is dehulled by a housing mounted pneumatic accelerator that removes the hulls from the seeds. Hulls and seeds are then directed into the interior of the chamber wherein separation of seeds from hulls and hulls containing seeds occurs. Seeds are discharged from the chamber and the hulls containing seeds are returned to the pneumatic accelerator for repeating the dehulling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Pogue Seed Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Victor A. Beisel
  • Patent number: 5364471
    Abstract: The subject invention provides, for the first time, an efficient method for obtaining high quality essentially pure starch from legumes. The method involves milling dehulled legumes to obtain a powder followed by wet separating (centrifugation) the small particle size fraction of said powder to separate pure starch from a protein concentrate. The invention is specifically exemplified with respect to garbanzo beans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Washington State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Zuzanna Czuchajowska, Yeshajahu Pomeranz
  • Patent number: 5346141
    Abstract: A jet pulverizing method is described for preparing silicon seed particles from silicon feed particles without contamination. The method comprises accelerating silicon feed particles by fluid jet energy and colliding them with each other within a pulverizing chamber to fracture or split them into small particles which are recovered for use as seed particles. The method is characterized by the technique that silicon particles fluidized within the pulverizing chamber are formed into a dilute-phase fluidized bed with low particle density. Thus, the generation of fine powders may be suppressed and additional sieving to separate larger particles is not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Hee Y. Kim, Dae H. Kwon, Yong M. Song, Sung W. Kim, Jong Y. Jeon, Kang M. Lee, Jae S. Lee
  • Patent number: 5271570
    Abstract: A flour milling method and system therefor comprising the steps of separating foreign materials from raw wheat, humidifying the raw wheat, polishing the raw wheat, and conditioning the polished wheat, further comprises a step of cleaning the polished wheat at a subsequent step of the polishing the raw wheat. The flour milling method and system therefor may further comprises a step of stirring the cleaned polished wheat at a subsequent step of the cleaning step of the polished wheat. The bran powder which has been entered into the creases of the polished wheat at the polishing step, absorbs cleaning water and then flows out from the creases with the cleaning water. Since the bran powders in the creases of the polished wheat can be removed effectively, the milling efficiency is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Assignee: Satake Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko Satake, Satoru Satake, Takeshi Ishii, Yoshihiro Tokui
  • Patent number: 5145117
    Abstract: A wheat flouring system comprises a polishing machine for polishing wheat grains, a humidifying machine for humidifying the grains, a conditioning machine for subjecting the grains to conditioning and a milling machine for milling the grains to produce a flour. The polishing machine, the humidifying machine, the conditioning machine and the milling machine are successively arranged from an upstream side to a downstream side as viewed in a direction of flow of the wheat grains. There is provided an agitating machine for agitating the grains humidified by the humidifying machine, thereby preventing the humidified grains from sticking together into lumps of the grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Satake Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Satake, Yukio Hosaka
  • Patent number: 5094868
    Abstract: A process for the removal of agricultural chemicals from seed grain kernels. The process includes removal of chemicals adsorbed to the surface of the seed by abrasion and removal of chemicals absorbed into the seed by extraction with organic solvents. Removal of such chemicals to a level of less than 1.0 ppm is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1992
    Assignee: Huey, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Wolfram, Dane Higdem
  • Patent number: 4986997
    Abstract: A stepwise process for the treatment of wheat as an adjunct to conventional milling is provided which permits recovery of substantial quantities of wheat embryo and scutellum, to thereby increase the yield of premium germ while enhancing the storability of the resultant flour by virtue of removal of the high oil germ fractions. The process involves initial temperating of wheat followed by impact scouring to remove intact embryo; thereupon, the deembryonated wheat is subjected to a second tempering step prior to milling. The break system of the mill is appropriately modified by judicious selection of milling gap so as to permit recovery of intact scutellum, especially from hard red winter wheat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Assignee: Kansas State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Elieser S. Posner, Yuzhou Li
  • Patent number: 4746071
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for releasing blossom pollen from its outer skin by a combination of drying and size reduction pressure treatment steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: Kohlensaeurewerk Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Grunhoff, Lutz Urbat
  • Patent number: 4674691
    Abstract: A dual sand reclaimer comprising a drum formed of an inner and outer cylinder, substantially along its length, the drum being formed into three segments, an entrance segment wherein the castings are initially deposited for removal of its green mold sand, the inner cylinder thereat being perforated to provide for separation of the sand from its castings, a middle segment wherein the castings and internally arranged mold sand are subjected to abrasive members that remove any core sand, and a third or discharge segment from which the castings exit, and having an inner cylinder thereat perforated to provide for the passage of the core sand and abrasive members therethrough, with the sand being screened for removal thereat, while the abrasive members are returned by vanes arranged intermediate the inner and outer cylinders of the middle segment of the drum for a return to the leading end of the segment for reusage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Didion Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Charles J. Didion
  • Patent number: 4335151
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for decorticating or peeling seeds is disclosed. The eed kernels are separated from their hulls by feeding the seeds into a turbulent flow compressed air stream in a flow passage of sufficient length to accelerate the seeds to high velocity in the air stream and then flowing the compressed air stream into a passage of much larger cross-sectional area. This causes a sudden and large reduction in the compressed air stream velocity and decrease in pressure exerted on the seeds which in turn produces a reversal of stresses which were exerted in the kernel and the hull during acceleration, separating the kernel from the hull. The turbulent flow and mechanical forces created by collisions with the flow passage and between individual seeds increases the efficiency of the process. The process is repeated to produce a complete decortication by staging a series of flow passages of the type described, each successive stage receiving the output of the previous stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1982
    Assignee: Centre Stephanois de Recherches Mecaniques Hydro-Mecanique et Frottement
    Inventor: Jacques-Jean Caubet
  • Patent number: 4250802
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods and apparatus for processing grain, such as corn, into flour and dough useful in making foodstuff products, such as tacos, tortillas, corn chips, etc. In one embodiment, atmospheric pre-heating of the grain with consequent cracking of the hull is combined with the softening effects of a lime water spray to deliver partially cooled grain in a comparatively dry state to a mill for efficient pulverization, following which it is made into a dough which is finally cooked and formed into the desired end product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Inventor: Manuel J. Rubio
  • Patent number: 4221340
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing raw, dry, corn kernals into a milled masa product for use in making corn chips, tortilla chips, and similar products, comprises the steps of heating and soaking such corn kernels, breaking the hulls of the soaked corn kernals, and forcing entirely the hull-broken, corn kernals through a plate perforated as a sieve, the perforations of the plate being very small relative to the size of the corn kernals. Preferably, the moisture content of the masa product is adjusted to about 50% by weight. The perforated plate is advantageously a closed-ended tube, within which a screw conveyor operates to transport the mass of hull-broken corn kernals through and along the tube to its midpoint from feed locations adjacent to the closed ends of the tube while forcing the mass through the perforations of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Assignee: Beehive Machinery, Inc.
    Inventor: Claudio dos Santos
  • Patent number: 4181534
    Abstract: Process for producing a clean pentosan-enriched pericarp from mixed fibre obtained from the hydroprocessing of corn. The mixed fibre is dried to a moisture content of from about 42% to about 60% by weight and abraded so as to obtain a clean pentosan-enriched pericarp fraction and a fines fraction. A feed product may be obtained with further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Assignee: CPC International Inc.
    Inventor: Verl E. Headley
  • Patent number: 4090669
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the embrittlement of the integuments of small seeds wherein the seeds are cooled by thermal shock in a fluidized bed; cooling is provided by direct injection of a cryogenic fluid flash evaporated in the fluidized bed, forming the fluidization gas in the gaseous state, and recovery of cold by countercurrent circulation of the seeds. The process applies to small oleaginous seeds to facilitate their decortication, and to treatment of impermeable leguminous seeds to favor their eventual germination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1978
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventor: Andre Lermuzeaux
  • Patent number: 4004037
    Abstract: Peanut butter is prepared that has an improved flavor and an increased shelf life. The peanuts are ground in the presence of solid carbon dioxide to reduce oxidation of the peanut oil during grinding and also to reduce the amount of oxygen that is dissolved, occluded, and adsorbed from the ingredients, thereby resulting in a final peanut butter of improved stability and also thereby effecting a retention of carbon dioxide in the final peanut butter to improve the flavor thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1977
    Assignee: Swift and Company Limited
    Inventor: Francis G. Connick
  • Patent number: 3979375
    Abstract: A process for fractionating the whole wheat kernel into its bran, germ and endosperm components includes the steps of tempering the wheat kernel in water, pin milling the wheat kernel, sifting the milled kernal to separate the germ and bran components from the endosperm, hydrating and agitating the endosperm to just saturate it and to form a thick, dough-like mass and mechanically working, by kneading, cutting and stretching, the dough-like mass while continuously washing it with water to separate the non-gluten endosperm components from the gluten. The bran and germ components can be separated from each other by conventional gravity table techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1974
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1976
    Assignee: Far-Mar-Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Ganta V. Rao, Wayne E. Henry, David L. Hammond
  • Patent number: 3965267
    Abstract: A process for comminuting flavoring materials such as spices, coffee and cocoa comprising pulverizing the flavoring material at a cryogenic temperature to form a powder and then agitating the powder until it is capable of forming an aqueous dispersion free of agglomerated particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1976
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Bruce Davis