Combined Patents (Class 426/416)
  • Patent number: 10219536
    Abstract: Variable-scale, modular, easily manufacturable, energy efficient, reliable, and computer operated Insect Production Superstructure Systems (IPSS) may be used to produce insects for human and animal consumption, and for the extraction and use of lipids for applications involving medicine, nanotechnology, consumer products, and chemical production with minimal water, feedstock, and environmental impact. An IPSS may comprise modules including feedstock mixing, enhanced feedstock splitting, insect feeding, insect breeding, insect collection, insect grinding, pathogen removal, multifunctional flour mixing, liquid mixing, shaping, cooking, flavoring, biocatalyst mixing, exoskeleton separation, liquid separation, and lipid extraction. An IPSS may be configured to be constructed out of a plurality of containerized modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Michael Leo
  • Patent number: 10035176
    Abstract: The present invention intends to provide an optical sorting machine which can improve the collection rate of non-defective products without increasing the size of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Takafumi Ito, Masazumi Hara, Tomoyuki Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20150140183
    Abstract: A method for the aseptic measured delivery of a liquid additive (Z) into a forced flow of a base product (P), wherein the additive (Z) is removed from a storage container (18) under aseptic conditions by means of a removal conduit (18a) and is fed via an end section (E) of the removal conduit (18a) to the base product (P), which flows through a product chamber (RP) and a metering device and valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: GEA TDS GmBH
    Inventors: Hubert Assing, Andreas Schmied, Uwe Schwenzow, Helmut Buss, Franz Tasler
  • Publication number: 20140377425
    Abstract: A floss bowl is formed from a plurality of tapered, nestable segments which can be coupled together in a bowl configuration for use on a cotton candy machine. The segments can be disassembled for cleaning, or can be nested for storage or shipment. Methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Michael James Berry
  • Publication number: 20140322409
    Abstract: A method of making a beverage including a gas in a beverage making includes pressurizing a gas storage tank arranged to store a gas, supplying a beverage diluent liquid into a dissolver, and dissolving, by way of the dissolver, portion of the gas into the beverage diluent liquid at a minimum dissolver gas volumes level. The method further includes creating a blended beverage diluent liquid having a selectable target gas volumes level by diluting volumetrically the beverage diluent liquid from the dissolver including the gas, with the beverage diluent liquid which is absence the gas, to form the blended beverage diluent liquid having the predefined target gas volumes level, and dispensing selectively a predefined ratio of a beverage ingredient and the blended beverage diluent liquid to form a beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan Kirschner, William J. Moore, Brad Green, Brock Kolls
  • Publication number: 20140255572
    Abstract: A food preparation system/method configured for operation with the tailgate of a pickup truck or recreational vehicle is disclosed. The system integrates a food-grade cutting board with lifting/installation handles that may incorporate drainage lips linked to peripheral drainage channels configured to collect liquids and other waste products associated with the food preparation process. The system is configured such that drainage lips used to collect waste liquids employ ridge projections to utilize the surface tension of draining liquids to localize the ejection of liquid waste products. The drainage lips may be configured with an optional drain pipe to further localize the transfer of waste liquids to a bucket or other receptacle. The system may be configured to maintain lateral stability on the tailgate platform via the use of a rear retaining lip and/or one or more slots configured to capture the tailgate support cables/chains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Kyle Jacob Lewallen
  • Publication number: 20140242234
    Abstract: A system for moulding three-dimensional products from a mass of one or more food starting materials which are suitable for consumption, in particular human consumption, has a production device having a frame, a mould member provided with at least one mould cavity, the frame supporting the mould member, mass feed means for feeding the mass to the one or more mould cavities of the mould member. The system also has at least one cleaning device for cleaning one or more parts of the production device which come into contact with the mass. The mould member is removable from the frame. The system has a storage device for storing a plurality of mould members, which may be provided with an identification, has recognition means for recognizing the identification of a mould member, and may have a memory for storing at least one history of a mould member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Stork Titan B.V.
    Inventors: Dirk MESKENDAHL, Hendricus Franciscus Jacobus Maria van der EERDEN
  • Publication number: 20140220194
    Abstract: A machine for producing and dispensing liquid and semi-liquid consumer food products such as ice creams, whipped cream, yogurt and the like comprises a container for a basic product of the consumer food product, a feed and treatment circuit for the basic product, comprising a feed pump, dispensing means positioned at an outfeed end of the feed and treatment circuit, and a device for checking the bacterial load of the product during production/dispensing; an electronic control unit controlling and regulating the various steps for measuring the bacterial load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: ALI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gino COCCHI, Roberto LAZZARINI, Gianni ZANIBONI
  • Publication number: 20140212549
    Abstract: A microgreen product and a method relate to a microgreen characterized by a husky, shorter, thicker main stem reaching a harvested height of about one inch, with larger leaves, and is further characterized by a deeper color of green or red with a more intense taste and longer shelf life, such as at least ten days.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Fresh Origins, LLC
    Inventor: David G. Sasuga
  • Patent number: 8771773
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device for the high-pressure treatment of products, particularly of packaged foodstuffs. The device comprises a high-pressure chamber and a discharge valve for discharging high-pressure medium out of the high-pressure chamber. The invention is characterized in that a controllable actuator is provided for adjusting the rate of the pressure decrease in the high-pressure chamber at least over a predetermined pressure range. The disclosure also relates to a method for the high-pressure treatment of products, wherein pressure decrease takes place in a first phase and in a second phase, and the mean pressure decrease rate in the first phase is higher than in the second phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Multivac Sepp Haggenmueller GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Tobias Richter
  • Publication number: 20140147564
    Abstract: An integrated beverage blending and cleaning includes at least one blender module comprising a housing, a spindle, at least one blade, a drain, and a cleaning assembly. The housing comprises a substantially vertically disposed wall. A controller which, upon completion of a blending or mixing sequence, activates a cleaning and/or sanitizing mode via said cleaning assembly to clean at least an interior of said housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Enodis Corporation
    Inventors: Roberto Nevarez, William E. Smith, Jan Claesson
  • Publication number: 20140120224
    Abstract: To develop an easy-to-eat or an easy-to-drink food product by analyzing a swallowing phenomenon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: MEIJI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsu Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20140120223
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide beverage makers and their ability to be made modular, such that the beverage maker may brew beverages using interchangeable components. One embodiment relates to an espresso maker that can brew a coffee or espresso beverage using different types of modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Abdelaziz Boubeddi, Mohammad Ghalambor, Ali Olfat
  • Publication number: 20140120235
    Abstract: A system and method for preparing treats is presented. A vending machine for building custom ordered treats includes an enclosed housing with windows. A robot is inside the housing and first and second user interfaces are attached to the housing. The first and second user interfaces accept inputs from first and second users respectively. The robot has left and right arms as well as a simulated head to make it appear somewhat human like. The left and right arms work together to assemble a single treat when only one treat has been requested at the vending machine. However, when two different treats have been requested the left arm can work independently, at least sometimes, of the right arm on a custom treat for the first user. Similarly, the right arm can, at least sometimes, work independently of the left arm on a custom treat for the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Allan S. Jones, James S. Wolf, Jeffrey L. Redington, Todd A. Smith, Ward Beckwith, David E. Brain, Eric F. Marcil
  • Publication number: 20140113044
    Abstract: Hot Cooking Apparatus Silicone Cover. At least some of the example embodiments are methods including: placing food within a cooking apparatus; heating the cooking apparatus; removing the food from the cooking apparatus; and then draping a silicone sheet on top of the cooking apparatus, the draping of the cooking apparatus covers the cooking apparatus, the draping done while the cooking apparatus has an exterior metallic surface with a temperature of at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis J. McIntire
  • Publication number: 20140057030
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a fuel from jatropha seeds having a fat content of at least 30% by weight, and simultaneously obtaining a protein-rich meal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Stefan Kirchner, Detlef Ullmann, Ines Speiser
  • Patent number: 8578842
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatuses and processes for the production of sandwich food items that include filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Hans van der Ent
  • Publication number: 20130287914
    Abstract: The invention concerns a beverage preparation system (1) for preparing a beverage by injection of a liquid into an ingredient capsule, the beverage system comprising an ingredient capsule (54) and a beverage preparation machine (2, 200) having:—an injection unit (73; 204) with at least one inner through channel (75; 210) for injecting a liquid into the ingredient capsule;—operating means for causing the machine to prepare a beverage, characterized in that the machine further comprises a cleaning device (90; 220) for automatically cleaning said at least one inner through channel, said cleaning device being actuated by said operating means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventor: Frédéric Fragniere
  • Publication number: 20130287913
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a compact blender (1) with a drinking water connection tube (9), supporting conventional tap water connections such as those that are available in any commercial or that can be found in any home. The connection tube (9) has a water dosing valve (10) that delivers enough pressure to the water distributed to the blending compartment or jug (3). The water flows from the drinking water connection tube (9), to a splitting device (11), from where at least two inlet tubes (5, 6) emerge and connect to the blending compartment or jug (3), which in turn has at least two guides (22) with guide cavities (32) for at least two inlet tubes (5, 6) that allow passing of water inside said blending compartment (3). On the other side, the lid (4) has a plurality of external protrusions (27) with inner cavities (28) connected to the inside of a circular duct (30) that has a plurality of holes (29) that introduce drinking water inside the blending compartment or jug (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Joost Arthur Dille
  • Publication number: 20130283462
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gene (TSV1) conferring resistance to tobacco streak virus disease in sunflower. A method of producing oil and/or meal from sunflower comprising the gene TSV1 is also provided. The invention also relates to a cultivated plant, preferably a cultivated sunflower plant comprising a gene (TSV1) conferring resistance to tobacco streak virus disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: Naveenkumar Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20130243917
    Abstract: A method for producing at least one beverage, the method comprising: selecting a beverage from a menu; portioning and/or dispensing of ice and/or at least one ingredient into a beverage container, based upon the menu selection; positioning the beverage container with the ice and the beverage ingredient into an interior of a housing of the blender module, the blender module comprising an integrated cleaning apparatus; blending and/or mixing the ice and the ingredient in the beverage container while disposed in the blender module, thereby producing the beverage; and initiating a cleaning mode wherein, upon completion of the blending and/or mixing process and removal of the beverage container from the blender module, the interior of the blender module is cleaned for subsequent usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Enodis Corporation
    Inventors: Roberto Nevarez, William E. Smith, Jan Claesson
  • Publication number: 20130164421
    Abstract: A grill (20) has at least one grilling surface (32). A grease collection channel (42) is along at least one side of the grilling surface and has a sidewall (52) with an upper edge (70). A tool holder (80;300) is mounted to the sidewall and has at least one tool-holding compartment (82). The tool holder has at least one drainage port (134) positioned to drain the at least one tool-holding compartment into the grease collection channel (42).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: David A. Hill, Jeffrey L. Sands
  • Publication number: 20130136833
    Abstract: A liquid infusion and/or brewing process is described. The process includes the steps of placing a desired amount of an infusion material into a chamber at atmospheric pressure, placing a desired amount of liquid into said chamber, sealing said chamber from the surrounding atmosphere, and applying at least one reduced pressure cycle within said chamber, wherein said at least one cycle comprises reducing pressure within said chamber to form at least a partial vacuum within said chamber and subsequently returning said chamber to about atmospheric pressure. Methods for separating the brewing media from the liquid after completion of the brewing process are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Dean J. Vastardis, Lou Vastardis
  • Publication number: 20130101714
    Abstract: An automated food preparation system is described. It allows precise, automated control of the food preparation process, and has the ability to perform an automated cleanup. It comprises at least one manipulator to process and move ingredients, a control system, an autonomously accessible ingredient storage system, and at least one cooking receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: David Benjamin Buehler
  • Patent number: 8343564
    Abstract: The invention relates to baked potatoes and, particularly, to convenient forms of baked potatoes having an optimally-baked flavor and texture which can be simply prepared for serving in any size portion with a minimum of effort. In one preferred form, the product will be in the form of baked potato pieces with the skin attached, preferably having a moisture content of from about 70 to about 75% and flavor and texture profiles characteristic of optimally baked potatoes. A process and an apparatus for preparing the potatoes and a packaged form are also provided. The process calls for freezing a baked potato and subdividing the potato into discrete pieces of a size of from about 0.5 to about 1.5 inches, preferably by means comprising at least one roller pair comprising a plurality of rotatably mounted blades with cutting edges angularly offset (FIG. 7) or diagonally-opposed, spaced cutting blades (FIG. 7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nonpareil Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Kerr, Sylvester L. Woodland, Roman J. Bogdanowicz, Pajaree T. Lynn
  • Patent number: 8329244
    Abstract: Potatoes are processed to develop baked and fried flavors and aromas. The are baked to create a number of characteristic baked flavors and textures. When fried, a whole other group of flavors and textures is achieved. To avoid damage to the discrete potato pieces that are prepared in processing and are desired in the final product, the process entails baking potatoes; pressing the potatoes to a predetermined thickness; freezing the potatoes; breaking the potatoes into discrete pieces; drying the discrete pieces to form a skin thereon and preferably lightly brown the surfaces; and freezing and packaging the pieces. Oven heating will be sufficient to provide a browning effect to a light golden to golden brown color and form a skin on the exterior surface of exposed potato pulp, both important to the preparation of the best product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nonpareil Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Kerr, Pajaree T. Lynn
  • Publication number: 20120237647
    Abstract: A multi-functional platform food preparation device is disclosed which has the ability to fry, deep-fry, steam, stir fry, stage, drain, warm and grill foods conveniently on the same cooking platform. The cooking platform can include a built in reservoir for cooking soups, steaming with water, stir frying, and deep frying with oil. The cooking platform also can include a grilling section, a griddle/frying/cooking section, and a warming/draining section. The cooking platform also can include a drain chute connecting the reservoir to a catch bottle to aid in the clean up process. In addition, the reservoir can include a slosh ring positioned around the upper perimeter of the reservoir. Deep frying/boiling/steaming/stir frying, grilling, griddle/frying/cooking, and warming/draining sections can be contained on a single cooking platform to aid in the synchronized preparation of common meals to be prepared together in a fast, convenient and safe manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Marvin Dobert, Mark Groenhuyzen, Joseph Klingl, Jerry Sharber, Jack Lovley, II
  • Patent number: 8053008
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flavor pouch containing flavorant selected from one or more of tea, coffee, rose hips, honey, royal jelly, fruit extracts, mint, sweeteners, exotic flavors, and the like includes feeding a strip of fabric along a feed path, placing preselected amounts of flavorant material at spaced apart locations along the strip, forming flavor pouches by sealing portions of the strip together to enclose each preselected amount of flavorant material, and separating the flavor pouches from the strip. The pouches can have various shapes including crescent and oval shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Sweeney, Danielle R. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20110200725
    Abstract: Cartridge sealing adapter (30, 300, 304, 305, 306,330,50, 74) intended to be used in an extraction system for preparing a beverage from a cartridge using fluid injected under pressure and comprising a dished body (14) containing beverage ingredients to be extracted, a beverage delivery foil (15) closing the dished body which can be perforated under the effect of the pressure of fluid within the cartridge, wherein the cartridge sealing adapter is designed for providing a sealing engagement between the extraction system and a cartridge with at least one sealing portion intended to be interposed between a surface of the extraction system and the cartridge. The cartridge adapter can be a rubber-elastic material positioned in solid state or, alternatively as a liquid or viscous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Alexandre Kollep, Jean-Paul Denisart, Thomas Kaeser, Jean-Luc Colantonio
  • Publication number: 20110123689
    Abstract: The invention in particular relates to an oven (1) for baking food products (3). In order to improve automated heating procedures, the oven (1) comprises a camera (7) and a distance sensor (8), for example, which are used in concert to enable precise extraction of product-features that are relevant and used with automated heating procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Christoph Luckhardt, Florian Ruther
  • Publication number: 20110086147
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatuses and processes for the production of sandwich food items that include filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Hans van der Ent
  • Publication number: 20100323071
    Abstract: An integrated beverage dispensing and cleaning system comprising: at least one blender module which blends and/or mixes ice, at least one other ingredient, and/or at least one mixin within a beverage container, thereby producing the beverage; and a cleaning assembly integrated with the blender module, wherein, upon removal of the beverage container from the blender module, a cleaning mode is initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Roberto Nevarez, William E. Smith, Jan Claesson
  • Publication number: 20100291277
    Abstract: A low profile batter dispenser, for the housing of batter on a counter top for an extended period of time while cooling the batter to resist bacterial growth therein. The batter dispenser includes a housing, a batter container, and an ice pack assembly for holding an ice pack on the bottom of and in contact with the batter container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Heartland Food Products, Inc. a Kansas Corporation
    Inventor: William R. Steeb
  • Publication number: 20100028512
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of making a bio-based PET packaging and particularly to a method of producing a bio-based PET from at least one bio-based material comprising: a) forming at least one PET component from at least one bio-based material, wherein the at least one PET component is selected from a monoethylene glycol (“MEG”), a terephthalic acid (“TA”), and combinations thereof; (b) processing said bio-based PET component into a bio-based PET.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Robert Kriegel, Xiaoyan Huang, Mikell W. Schultheis, Doug A. Bippert, Gerard E. Insolia, Brock Kolls, Scott Summerville
  • Publication number: 20090202690
    Abstract: A domestic apparatus, such as a cooking appliance, uses hydrogen and, optionally electrical heating, to cook food. The cooking appliance may have a cooking surface (e.g. a grilling surface) so as to result in an indoor barbeque, which may be used with no venting or reduced venting requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Publication number: 20090162477
    Abstract: A Method for producing triploid corn seeds and plants is described. The method comprises combining two parent inbreds of different ploidy levels, wherein one parent inbred is a tetraploid (4N) and the other parent is a diploid (2N) so as to produce a triploid hybrid corn seed; and cultivating the triploid hybrid corn seed to form a triploid corn plant. Usage of triploid corn plants as an economic source of sugar and ethanol is described, as is the production of molasses, rum and fodder from plant material of the low sterility triploid corn plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Daniel Nadel, Michael Nadel, Barry Nadel
  • Publication number: 20090092718
    Abstract: An oven and method of processing products such as fish and shellfish are disclosed. The oven may include a chamber that may be heated to ultra-high temperatures, such as within a range of about 600-2500° F. (315-1371° C.). A burner may heat the chamber from an exterior of the chamber such that the chamber may provide a uniform radiant heat inside the chamber. The products may be carried through the chamber on a conveyor belt to heat a surface of the products to brown and denature the surface, destroy microorganisms, and place grill marks on the products. The products may then be packaged in a microwavable package or boil-in-the-bag film such that the products may be cooked at a later time in a microwave oven or boiling water bath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Von T. Mendenhall, J. Reeves Dahlstrom, Randy Loveland
  • Publication number: 20090035227
    Abstract: Confectionery products comprising a tooth-friendly sweetener, bioactive glass particles and at least one product additive, as well as processes for obtaining the products and various applications thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Stephan HAUSMANNS, Tillmann DORR, Jorg KOWALCZYK, Rainer KLISS, Tilo POTH, Badr NFISSI, Andre SCHIRLITZ
  • Publication number: 20090035430
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for continuous production of a number of articles including at least two different types of articles from a pasty mass. The mass is introduced into a processor unit (4) by means of a supply unit (2), processed in the processor unit and transported further thereby, whereupon an adjunct is added by a metering unit (10) to the mass transported through the processor unit (4). The mixing of the adjunct introduced to the mass is carried out by a mixing unit (6) with mixing elements located downstream of the processor unit (4). The mass with provided adjunct is formed by a forming unit (S) into individual articles downstream of the mixing unit. According to the invention, the metering of the adjunct is carried out in a sequence of metering conditions with at least two different metering conditions, wherein the metering unit (10), for a given metering condition, introduces the adjunct to the mass at a given metering rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: Buhler AG
    Inventors: Markus Meyer, Richard Schar, Christian Gutmann
  • Publication number: 20090035355
    Abstract: Agglomerates comprising calcium-hydrocolloid-composite materials and at least one sugar alcohol, as well of methods for preparing the agglomerates and various applications thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Stephan Hausmanns, Tillmann Dorr, Jorg Kowalczyk, Rainer Kliss, Tilo Poth, Badr Nfissi, Andre Schirlitz
  • Publication number: 20090004333
    Abstract: A microencapsulated product comprises a core, a first shell comprising a protein and being substantially carbohydrate-free, and a second shell comprising a carbohydrate and being substantially protein-free. The double shell structure provides a strong shell that makes the microcapsule suitable for use in food products. The core can be a lipid, and in particular a structured lipid with nutritional benefits, such that the nutritional benefits can be passed on to the consumer. The microcapsules of the present invention can be used in making foods products, beverage products, and mixes for making such food and beverage products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: Bunge Oils, Inc.
    Inventors: Dilip K. Nakhasi, Roger L. Daniels, Danielle N. Corbin
  • Patent number: 7469148
    Abstract: A radio communication terminal network with a tree structure is formed in such a way that a plurality of receiving side terminal devices on a downstream side of a source terminal device are connected to the source terminal device, and other receiving side terminal devices on a further downstream side are connected to at least one of the plurality of the receiving side terminal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kohei Momosaki, Toshiki Kizu, Yuzo Tamada
  • Publication number: 20080311254
    Abstract: An extinguisher food product is provided in which the intensity level of each piece of food product is controlled. The intensity level of each piece may be a sourness level or a spiciness level. The extinguisher food product may be a hard candy, fruit snack or other snack products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: BIG BANG IDEAS, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew P.d. Brown, Adam DeVito, Charlotte Albright, Richard James Kaiser, Francis Gennaro Schiro
  • Publication number: 20080292764
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of this invention encompass a method for purifying a substantially crude stevioside, methods for preparing polymorphic and amorphous forms of stevioside, and the polymorphic and amorphous forms prepared therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Indra Prakash, Mani Upreti
  • Publication number: 20080206408
    Abstract: A straining/stirring device and a method for manufacturing a straining device are provided. The straining device includes a handle, a frame, which is positioned at an end of the handle, and a compartment containing a medium to be strained. The compartment includes a top porous surface and a bottom porous surface, and is affixed to the frame. Further, the compartment is configured so as to strain the medium through at least one of the top porous surface and the bottom porous surface. The medium to be strained may include a beverage, medicine, or soup ingredient. Accordingly, the straining device provides a convenient apparatus for preparing a beverage, a food, or a medicine, and for a variety of utensil applications such as stirring or collecting and adding an additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Yuval Amit
  • Publication number: 20080166461
    Abstract: An automated food processing system and method is provided that allows food to be dispensed, fried and packaged in a suitable container, which may be an individual portion-sized container. In one embodiment, the system includes separate automated modules for dispensing, frying and packaging the food. In one embodiment, an automated dispensing device dispenser a predetermined portion of food from a bulk storage container or food dispensing magazine. Food is dispensed from the automated dispensing device to an automated fry device that can include at least one circular fry wheel having a plurality of food containing compartments. After the food is fried it is dispensed from the fry device to an automated packaging device. The automated packaging device dispenses food to a container that may be an individual portion-sized container that is retrieved, erected and held into position for filling by an automated container handling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: Gerald A. Sus, Ron Dorsten, Henry T. Ewald, Jenny Hong, Glenn Schackmuth, Christopher Juneau, Steven Konold, Richard Montafi, Benny Nunley, Charles E. Rose, David Bone, Tiffany Curry, Eddie Mann, Mario G. Ceste, Curtis Clarence Pinnow, Ly Nguyen, Mitchell Strew, Andrew Courier, Kevin Keough, Richard Terrazzano, Douglas Christian Greening, John Meisner, John A.J. Wedel, John M. Corliss, Joseph Gerstmann, James Lozouski, William Day, Doug Jones, Roberto Nevarez, Keith Stanger, Jerry Sank
  • Publication number: 20080166460
    Abstract: A centralised cabinet ready processing system for perishable food products such as meat includes containers (50) that are used in conjunction with processing devices including a lid (56), a gassing apparatus (58), trays (82), compression apparatus (72, 74), and internal cooling apparatus (70) to treat the food product dependent on the food product type. An inventory (1), transport system (2, 20, 22) and control system are also provided to allow efficient and safe handling of food products to achieve processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: Roger Keith Palmer
  • Publication number: 20080113070
    Abstract: A frozen onion and spice mix in an exemplary package and method of manufacture. The method of manufacture includes cutting the onion into smaller pieces, adding select spices, freezing the onion spice mix, and packaging the frozen onion spice mix into an exemplary package for retail sale. In one embodiment, the exemplary package includes a plastic tray with multiple compartments covered with a thin transparent plastic covering. Another exemplary package includes a flexible plastic tube crimped at the ends and at multiple points in between to form airtight compartments in between each crimp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventor: Nagi A. Mansour
  • Publication number: 20080098900
    Abstract: Mouthfeel can be improved by processing a beverage product having an insoluble food component with a static mixer. The beverage product can be a soy beverage containing insoluble protein components. The static mixer serves to reduce the average particulate size of the insoluble food component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Babatunde Aremu, Christopher Graham
  • Publication number: 20080089980
    Abstract: A hand-held oatmeal product is provided that is ready to eat. The oatmeal product may be packaged in a retortable pouch. Methods of making the oatmeal product are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: David V. Foster, Christopher True