Involving Ionizing Radiation, E.g., Beta Rays, X-rays, Gamma Rays, Etc. Patents (Class 426/240)
  • Patent number: 10549241
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful intermediates and products, such as energy, fuels, foods or materials. For example, systems and methods are described that can be used to treat feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials, in two or more vaults that can share a common wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Xyleco, Inc.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Robert Paradis
  • Patent number: 9890077
    Abstract: This application discloses a glass pane bombardment degassing device. The glass pane bombardment degassing device comprises a vacuum box body, a glass pane carrying device, an inlet and an outlet arranged on the vacuum box body for the glass pane carrying device to enter or exit the body, a bottom plate arranged on the glass pane carrying device to stack a plurality of glass panes stacked, every two adjacent glass panes being separated from each other, and a bombardment device placed inside the vacuum box body. The bombardment device includes a first and a second electrodes arranged in an up-and-down opposite way and connected with a positive electrode of a power supply, a moving electrode arranged between the first and second electrodes and connected with a negative electrode of the power supply, to generate ion or electron streams performing bombardment degassing to glass panes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: LUOYANG LANDGLASS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanbing Li, Zhangsheng Wang, Shitao Pang, Haiyan Wu
  • Patent number: 9005406
    Abstract: A method and a system for producing a change in a medium. The method places in a vicinity of the medium at least one energy modulation agent. The method applies an initiation energy to the medium. The initiation energy interacts with the energy modulation agent to directly or indirectly produce the change in the medium. The system includes an initiation energy source configured to apply an initiation energy to the medium to activate the energy modulation agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Immunolight, LLC
    Inventor: Frederic A. Bourke, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150030730
    Abstract: PCI (Plasmacluster Ion) ions are released for approximately five minutes to a food such as vegetables, at a temperature of around 40° C. in a no-air flowing state and with no steam present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Shinya Ueda, Tatsuya Mineoka, Yasuaki Sakane
  • Publication number: 20140348982
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, microbial, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as food products and amino acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Patent number: 8877472
    Abstract: Corn or soy plant biomass is electron beam irradiation processed and saccharified to produce sugars. The sugars are then converted to products such as alcohols, organic acids, hydrocarbons, hydrogen, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, oils, lipids, amino acids, vitamins, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Xyleco, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Patent number: 8841101
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, microbial, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as food products and amino acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Xyleco, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Publication number: 20140272030
    Abstract: A method and a system for producing a change in a medium. The method places in a vicinity of the medium an energy modulation agent. The method applies an initiation energy to the medium. The initiation energy interacts with the energy modulation agent to directly or indirectly produce the change in the medium. The energy modulation agent has a normal predominant emission of radiation in a first wavelength range outside of a second wavelength range (WR2) known to produce the change, but under exposure to the applied initiation energy produces the change. The system includes an initiation energy source configured to apply an initiation energy to the medium to activate the energy modulation agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: IMMUNOLIGHT, LLC.
    Inventors: Frederic Avery Bourke, JR., Zakaryae Fathi, Harold Walder, Wayne F. Beyer, JR.
  • Patent number: 8835142
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, microbial, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as food products and amino acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Xyleco, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Publication number: 20140227405
    Abstract: The present document describes a process for the sterilization and/or pasteurization of sap without denaturing polyphenols and other ingredients present therein, and a sap product prepared from the processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: FEDERATION DES PRODUCTEURS ACERICOLES DU QUEBEC
    Inventors: Geneviève Béland, Julie Barbeau
  • Publication number: 20140227404
    Abstract: This invention pertains to dental bones made from one, or several of, fresh or dried: beef skin, pork skin, lamb skin, poultry skin, rabbit skin, or fish skin as raw material; washing said raw material; turning said raw materials into skin paste; turning said skin paste into gelatin; adding additional ingredients to said gelatin; mixing said additional ingredients in said gelatin; cooling said mixed gelatin; cutting said mixed gelatin; drying said cut gelatin; and injecting said dried cut gelatin into a mold. The finished product has a longer expiration date, tastes better, and is healthier for pets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: VITAL SOURCE GROUP LLC
    Inventor: Hong-Li Gao
  • Patent number: 8728779
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, microbial, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as food products and amino acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: XYLECO, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Patent number: 8691257
    Abstract: A water soluble bag for containing soiled textiles, said bag having an open end, a closed end, and sides extending therebetween, said bag made of a plastic film having a thickness of at least 1.3 mils, wherein said bag dissolves in water at a temperature of 165° F. in less than about 250 seconds and does not dissolve in water at a temperature of 85° F. in 7 days, and said bag being capable of containing at least 175 lbs. of soiled textiles and having a capacity of at least 50 gallons. Also disclosed is a receptacle for collecting soiled textiles comprising a container and a water soluble bag. Also disclosed is a receptacle for collecting soiled textiles comprising a container, a sling, and a water soluble bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Cintas Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Hartman, David Mesko, Tim Magee, Richard Gerlach
  • Patent number: 8637284
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, microbial, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as food products and amino acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Xyleco, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Publication number: 20140017364
    Abstract: Methods of processing four-legged animals are described. The methods comprise contacting a carcass of an animal, after exsanguination, with a microbiocidal solution, and/or contacting at least one raw meat product and/or at least one processed meat product derived from the carcass with a microbiocidal solution. Each microbiocidal solution is, independently, comprised of: water having a bromine residual derived from (a) (i) at least one bromine source, (ii) at least one alkali metal base, and/or at least one alkaline earth metal base, and (iii) at least one halogen stabilizer; (b) (i) at least one alkali metal bromide, and/or at least one alkaline earth metal bromide, and (ii) at least one alkali metal hypohalite and/or at least one alkaline earth metal hypohalite; or (c) a mixture or combination of one or more of (a) and/or (b); the bromine residual in each (a), (b), and (c) sufficient to provide microbiocidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventor: Eric W. Liimatta
  • Publication number: 20140010930
    Abstract: The present document describes an apparatus, and processes for the sterilization and/or pasteurization of sap without denaturing polyphenols and other ingredients present therein, and a sap product prepared from the processes
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: FEDERATION DES PRODUCTEURS ACERICOLES DU QUEBEC
    Inventors: Julie Barbeau, Geneviève Béland
  • Publication number: 20130266556
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, microbial, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as food products and amino acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Publication number: 20130243913
    Abstract: This invention pertains to making pet food; more specifically, it involves making pet chews or jerky from either one, or a combination of: poultry, meat, rabbit, fish, pork skin, beef skin, rabbit skin, or fish skin. The ingredients can then be cut into pieces or cubes, minced into paste, or molded into shapes; then frozen; followed by a process of vacuum microwave drying; sterilization; then packaging. The final product presents the same color and often a strong fragrance of the original ingredients. This process protects both the nutrition of the original ingredients and its appetizing characteristics. Among other things, it could be a meaty pet snack, or it could be used as a nutrition supplement for your pet after proper rehydration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Vital Source Group LLC
    Inventors: Hong-li Gao, ZhiYong Yan
  • Publication number: 20130216520
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, microbial, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as food products and amino acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Publication number: 20130209629
    Abstract: A method for imparting color stability and textural stability to cut kiwi, which can be fresh, or optionally individually quick-frozen (IQF) treated, using several stages including cutting, alkalinization of the fruit pulp, infusion of soluble stabilizing agents by immersion in an alkaline solution of said stabilizing agents to give the necessary firmness and texture integrity, infusion of dyeing agents by immersion in an alkaline color solution, fixation of said color and stabilizing agents in an acidic solution that has been enriched with polyvalent cations, to preserve and extend the shelf life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Denis Gustavo BERNDT BRICEÑO
  • Publication number: 20130171306
    Abstract: A method to stabilized and impart color to strawberries, which can be fresh, or optionally IQF treated. This method comprises several stages including cuticle removal, alkalinization of the fruit pulp, infusion of a soluble stabilizing agent by immersion in an alkaline media to give the necessary firmness and texture integrity, infusion of dyeing agents by immersion in an alkaline color solution, fixation of said color and stabilizing agents in an acidic solution that has been enriched with polyvalent cations, and ulterior processes to preserve and extend the shelf life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: ATP Corp.
    Inventor: Denis Gustavo Berndt Briceno
  • Publication number: 20130156905
    Abstract: A method and a system for producing a change in a medium disposed in an artificial container. The method places in a vicinity of the medium at least one of a plasmonics agent and an energy modulation agent. The method applies an initiation energy through the artificial container to the medium. The initiation energy interacts with the plasmonics agent or the energy modulation agent to directly or indirectly produce the change in the medium. The system includes an initiation energy source configured to apply an initiation energy to the medium to activate the plasmonics agent or the energy modulation agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Immunolight, LLC
    Inventor: Immunolight, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130129877
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process for removal of pesticide residues from aqueous solutions and food products by ionizing radiation. Standard pesticides concentrations recognized by international organizations as maximum residues limit (MRLs) were used as the targeted concentrations in both aqueous solutions and food products. Commercially known pesticides and recommended irradiation doses by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) were selected for this investigation. Aqueous solutions and food products fortified with pesticide residues were subjected to selected doses of ionizing radiation. Radiation-induced removal of pesticide residues is generally greater in aqueous solutions than in food products. Ionizing radiation can reduce the residues of pirimiphos-methyl in potatoes, grapes and dates; malathion and cypermethrin in grapes to below MRLs at the recommended irradiation doses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
    Inventor: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
  • Patent number: 8431173
    Abstract: Disclosed are: dry tomatoes having excellent texture, flavor, and appearance, as well as being readily producible; and processed tomatoes suitable as a raw material for producing such dry tomatoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Kagome Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masataka Someya, Takahiro Kawana, Katsutoshi Hosoi
  • Publication number: 20130102054
    Abstract: A method and a system for producing a change in a medium. The method places in a vicinity of the medium at least one energy modulation agent. The method applies an initiation energy to the medium. The initiation energy interacts with the energy modulation agent to directly or indirectly produce the change in the medium. The system includes an initiation energy source configured to apply an initiation energy to the medium to activate the energy modulation agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Immunolight, LLC
    Inventor: Immunolight, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130052312
    Abstract: Method steps to manufacture non-alcoholic and alcoholic toddy drinks by use of only irradiation (gamma irradiation) or only filtering. The present invention will enable the shelf life of the toddy drink to be extended for several months and possibly years without change in the nature and taste of the toddy drink. One embodiment of the present invention can be used to preserve the toddy drink before fermentation starts to produce a sweet organic soft (non-alcoholic) drink. Another embodiment can be used to control fermentation of the toddy drink to produce a sweet organic hard (alcoholic) drink. Irradiation or filtration keeps the food material almost intact and at the same time destroys the microbes and parasites. Irradiation can be done after packing or bottling in small measures or in bulk quantities. Filtration is performed in bulk quantities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Thyvalikakath Mathew Paul, Thankam Paul Thyvalikakath
  • Publication number: 20120282379
    Abstract: Edible residues of ethanol production, e.g., distillers grains and solubles, are produced that are low in, or substantially free from, antibiotic residues. Antibiotics or bacteria present in edible residues resulting from ethanol production are inactivated by irradiating the edible residues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Patent number: 8287935
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to food products and methods and systems for producing such products. The food products of the present invention may include uncooked crab meat from species within Decopada Infrorders Anomura (i.e., King Crab and the like) and Brachyura (i.e., Swimming Crabs and the like) that has been treated with an agent to promote gelation without cooking the meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: William Gabriel Dough
  • Publication number: 20120251681
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a beverage product, including mixing at least two product flows, wherein at least one of the at least two product flows is sterilized before mixing without heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Jörg Zacharias
  • Publication number: 20120128839
    Abstract: A method of processing meat is described. Embodiments of the method include treating a surface of intact meat while leaving a portion of an interior of the piece of intact meat uncooked. Surface treatment can reduce microorganism abundance on the surface. The surface-treated intact meat is subsequently ground. Surface-treatment includes, but is not limited to, heating the surface, irradiating the surface with ionizing or non-ionizing radiation, or treating the surface with an antimicrobial chemical. The surface-treatment prevents or reduces infusing microorganisms throughout the ground meat during grinding, resulting in ground meat that is safe for human consumption without being thoroughly cooked. Accordingly, hamburger or other ground meat can be served rare or otherwise undercooked and be safe for human consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Douglas C. DaPuzzo
  • Patent number: 8173186
    Abstract: A method of making a drawing on a chocolate by causing a pulsed laser to irradiate the surface of a solid chocolate under limited operation conditions, and a chocolate manufactured by said method are provided. The irradiation energy per pulse and the irradiation energy per sweeping unit line length of the pulsed laser are limited to a certain range. The trace of the laser irradiation remains circular or arc-shaped on the surface of the chocolate manufactured under the above conditions. Further, the method makes a drawing on the surface of the chocolate, using the phenomenon that chocolate changes color when being irradiated by a pulsed laser under the above operation conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventors: Yuji Kuwabara, Akemi Kuwabara
  • Publication number: 20120107465
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method of using electrons to perform at least one operation are disclosed. An apparatus may include groups of carbon nanotubes capable of emitting a relatively large number of electrons for use in performing operations such as sterilization, purification, deodorization, cleaning, cross-linking, pest control, pathogen control, chain-scissioning associated with surface modification, waste treatment, etc. Each group of carbon nanotubes may be aligned with a respective opening in a member, where the member may be coupled with a membrane capable of transmitting electrons. Electrons may be emitted from the carbon nanotubes by applying a vacuum to the carbon nanotubes and also applying an electric potential between the carbon nanotubes and the member. As such, electrons from a plurality of groups of carbon nanotubes may generate an electron flow that can be used to perform one or more operations on a fluid, object, or other type of component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: 4WIND SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, LLC
    Inventors: Cattien Van Nguyen, Bryan P. Ribaya
  • Patent number: 8168173
    Abstract: This invention concerns the process of creating an energy supplement product, good also as an anti-aging, aphrodisiac and as an alternative source to prevent or to remedy some diseases. The product is a composition of five ingredients: four marine animals (sea cucumber, sea urchin, sea sponge, and shark fin), and an algae called Sargassum. These ingredients are sterilized and then dried by using isothermal isotopes, reduced to powder, measured and encapsulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventors: Ioan G Crihan, Geoffrey G Woods, Jerrold E. Hyams
  • Patent number: 8153176
    Abstract: The present invention relates to biodegradable protein based thermoset compositions formulated from a powder of a dry and finely ground protein material, from which the water has been thoroughly removed, an anhydrous and liquid alcohol and other optional additives. The inventions also relates to the method for obtaining these compositions in which the components are homogeneously mixed, under controlled conditions of temperature and moisture, to obtain a homogenous and shelf-cohesive mass, that can be shaped in any predetermined form by diverse molding methods, being readily set through the application of a certain amount of heat during a short period of time, which enables it to turn into a solid shaped body or article through a very simple process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Naturin GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Vicente Etayo Garralda, Ion Iñaki Garcia Martinez
  • Publication number: 20120021103
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process for removal of pesticide residues from aqueous solutions and food products by ionizing radiation. Standard pesticides concentrations recognized by international organizations as maximum residues limit (MRLs) were used as the targeted concentrations in both aqueous solutions and food products. Commercially known pesticides and recommended irradiation doses by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) were selected for this investigation. Aqueous solutions and food products fortified with pesticide residues were subjected to selected doses of ionizing radiation. Radiation-induced removal of pesticide residues is generally greater in aqueous solutions than in food products. Ionizing radiation can reduce the residues of pirimiphos-methyl in potatoes, grapes and dates; malathion and cypermethrin in grapes to below MRLs at the recommended irradiation doses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: KING ABDULAZIZ CITY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ahmed Ali Basfar, Khaled Abdel-Aziz Mohamed
  • Patent number: 8080212
    Abstract: The invention is a method, triggering unit, and system for activating an oxygen scavenging composition at high speeds. The triggering unit includes a plurality of UV lamps that can operate at increased temperatures and have high output intensites from about 10 to 35 mW/cm2. The triggering unit can activate films at speeds from about 20 to 100 fps. Mercury amalgam lamps are useful in the practice of the invention. The invention also includes a UV dose management system and film tensioning system that facilitates triggering at high film speeds. The UV dose management system controls the amount of UV exposure that the film receives so that the oxygen scavenging rate of the activated composition can be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Drew Ve Speer, Paul D. Spence, Gregory E. McDonald, Timothy S. Dennison, Gregory H. Grossman, Csaba F. Kiss, Jason G. Verrett, Charles C. Zende
  • Patent number: 8038936
    Abstract: A cooking device includes a cooking chamber; a first deodorization region along which air from the cooking chamber flows and in which a plasma discharge is generated for removing odor-producing materials generated in the cooking chamber from the air; and a bypass region along which air from the cooking chamber flows to bypass the first deodorization region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sung Hun Sim, Hyun Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 8026493
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for activating an oxygen scavenging composition that includes a plurality of UV lamps arranged in a bank and disposed in a UV chamber; the UV lamps include first and second sides through which UV light is transmittable. A series of guide rolls disposed in the UV chamber define a film pathway for directing a film in close proximity with the first and second sides of the UV lamps. The UV shade is arranged to wrap about the first and second sides of the UV lamps, and may be configured to move between an open, partially open, and closed position so that the dosage of UV light to which the film is exposed may be controlled by adjusting the degree to which the shade is open. As a result, the UV shade may limit UV exposure without having to turn off the UV lamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Grossman, Jason G. Verrett, Stephen F. Compton, Scott W. Beckwith
  • Publication number: 20110214779
    Abstract: The present application provides an aseptic dosing system for dispensing a micro-ingredient. The aseptic dosing system may include a micro-ingredient source adapted to dispense the micro-ingredient, a sterilizer downstream of the micro-ingredient source configured to sterilize the micro-ingredient, and a nozzle downstream of the sterilizer configured to reconstitute the micro-ingredient in or downstream thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: James E. Goldman, Hubertus Ulrich Schubert, Peter Simpson, Marcelo Silvado
  • Patent number: 8008640
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system, methods and apparatus for sterilization of an object (e.g., food products). The present invention takes advantage of the electron scatter that occurs when electron beam is applied onto a surface. The present invention is capable of treating irregular surfaces (e.g., carcasses, spherical/round surfaces) or any type of surface where complete penetration is not needed or desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Joseph E. Maxim, Jack A. Neal, Alejandro Castillo
  • Publication number: 20110183126
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of marking a substrate comprising treating the substrate with a boron compound and a charrable agent, and, irradiating the areas of the substrate to be marked such that those areas change colour. Marked substrates obtainable by this method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Martin Walker, Anthony Jarvis, Christopher Wyres, William Green
  • Publication number: 20110183051
    Abstract: A system and method of packaging a food product which provides a long shelf life, wherein the food product is cooked on rollers heated to 500° to 550° F. degrees in an oven heated to 750° to 800° F. for less than ten minutes and then enters a blast chiller at about 5° F. After cooling the product to 40° F. the product is placed in a cook-in bag, seasonings are added and the bag is vacuum-sealed and stored in a cooler at about 40° F. or lower. The seasonings are irradiated prior to being added to the food product to further control pathogen growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: David J. Skender
  • Publication number: 20110111102
    Abstract: Methods for producing food products by forming a meat emulsion, processing the meat emulsion to produce one or more meat emulsion chunks, drying the meat emulsion chunks, and combining the dried meat emulsion chunks and one or more hydrating agents to produce a food product having a very realistic meat-like image or appearance similar to that of muscle meat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Michael John Saylock
  • Publication number: 20110081336
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, microbial, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as food products and amino acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Publication number: 20110081335
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, microbial, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as food products and amino acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Publication number: 20110059210
    Abstract: Edges of English muffins and certain other types of bread products known to burn during toasting are protected from burning by a bread product edge toasting shield. One embodiment of the bread product edge shield is a baffle formed of orthogonal or substantially orthogonal metal strips. A second embodiment is a cylindrical tube. The edge toasting shield blocks infrared energy waves that would otherwise be incident upon the bread product edges at angles of incidence less than about eighty degrees relative to horizontal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: PRINCE CASTLE INC.
    Inventors: LOREN VELTROP, DONALD VAN ERDEN
  • Publication number: 20110048251
    Abstract: This invention relates to enhancing a gas-phase reaction in a plasma comprising: creating plasma (104) by at least one plasma source (106), and wherein that the method further comprises: generating ultrasonic high intensity and high power acoustic waves (102) having a predetermined amount of acoustic energy by at least one ultrasonic high intensity and high power gas-jet acoustic wave generator (101), where said ultrasonic high intensity and high power acoustic waves are directed to propagate towards said plasma (104) so that at least a part of said predetermined amount of acoustic energy is absorbed into said plasma (104), and where a sound pressure level of said generated ultrasonic high intensity and high power acoustic waves (102) is at least substantially 140 dB and where an acoustic power of said generated ultrasonic high intensity and high power acoustic waves (102) is at least substantially 100 W.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicants: FORCE TECHNOLOGY, TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
    Inventors: Alexander Bardenshtein, Henrik Bindslev, Niels Krebs, Yukihiro Kusano
  • Patent number: 7871654
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a manufacturing method of kimchi with shelf stability and high quality under the severe environment, more precisely, a manufacturing method of kimchi with shelf stability and high quality under the severe environment such as desert, alpine regions, poles and space which includes the step of irradiation after heating, gas exchange packaging and quick freezing. The manufacturing method of kimchi of the present invention reduces the chances of deterioration of the sensory quality and physicochemical characteristics caused by the conventional sterilization methods including high temperature and high pressure treatment and high dose of irradiation, so that kimchi produced by this method has excellent shelf stability under the severe environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
    Inventors: Myung-Woo Byun, Ju-Woon Lee, Jae-Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 7833557
    Abstract: The method of impregnation treatment for foods comprises impregnating the foods with a liquid component or a gas component by contacting the foods with the liquid component or the gas component after vacuum treatment or in the vacuum state and/or cooling the foods in contact with the liquid component. The method of impregnation treatment for foods of the present invention enables readily impregnating various kinds of foods with various liquid components or gas components. The invention also provides a vitamin C-containing egg and a pidan-like egg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Munehiko Kuwa, Soichiro Kuwa, Kiyoshi Yamano
  • Patent number: 7807111
    Abstract: The invention is a method, triggering unit, and system for activating an oxygen scavenging composition at high speeds. The triggering unit includes a plurality of UV lamps that can operate at increased temperatures and have high output intensites from about 10 to 35 mW/cm2. The triggering unit can activate films at speeds from about 20 to 100 fps. Mercury amalgam lamps are useful in the practice of the invention. The invention also includes a UV dose management system and film tensioning system that facilitates triggering at high film speeds. The UV dose management system controls the amount of UV exposure that the film receives so that the oxygen scavenging rate of the activated composition can be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Drew Ve Speer, Paul D. Spence, Gregory E. McDonald, Timothy S. Dennison, Gregory H. Grossman, Csaba F. Kiss, Jason G. Verrett, Charles C. Zende