Preparing Or Treating Triglyceridic Fat Or Oil, Or Processes Of Separating Triglyceridic Fat Or Oil From A Starting Material, E.g., Rendering, Etc. Patents (Class 426/417)
  • Patent number: 10844319
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fatty glyceride preparation method, comprising converting fatty acid short-chain alcohol ester into fatty glyceride basic mixture by sequentially carrying out a normal-pressure reaction and a vacuum reaction in the nitrogen condition in the temperature of 80° C. to 150° C.; and meanwhile adding a basic catalyst and glycerin or adding a basic catalyst and a glycerin derivative into the fatty acid short-chain alcohol ester, so as to implement a conversion from the fatty acid short-chain alcohol ester to the fatty glyceride. Conditions of the preparation method are relatively moderate, and the structure of the fatty acid is not damaged in the reactions; the yield of the glyceride is high, compositions of the glyceride are stable and controllable, glyceride products having a high content of triacylglycerol can be obtained; the process is simple, costs are low, and the fatty glyceride is applicable to industrial production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG MEDICINE CO., LTD. XINCHANG PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY
    Inventors: Yongjian Peng, Xinde Xu, Shengnan Wang, Yuli Yu, Bin Shao
  • Patent number: 10765125
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of foams. One aspect of the invention provides a foam having a continuous lipid phase and a porosity of between and 80% wherein, at a temperature at which the lipid phase has a solid lipid content between 0.1 and 80% the foam comprises gas bubbles having at least 50% of their surface occupied by crystals comprising triglycerides. Further aspects of the invention are a product comprising a foam and a process for forming a foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Zeynel Deniz Gunes, Olivier Schafer, Helen Chisholm, Helene Deyber, Cindy Pelloux, Bernard Paul Binks
  • Patent number: 10722539
    Abstract: Wound treatment compositions obtained from cadaveric tissues are provided. Methods of processing such tissues to form wound treatment compositions are provided. Methods of treating a wound are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Brahm Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy R. Brahm
  • Patent number: 10688424
    Abstract: A method for using a filtration system is provided. The filtration system can include a container, an inner cup, and a filter pad. The filtration system can be configured to remove undesirable impurities from liquid. For example, the filtration system can be configured to remove total polar molecules and lovibond color red from used cooking oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Pure Gravity Filtration Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Brendan S. Siegert, Lee L. Reneau
  • Patent number: 10582707
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extracts from Persea sp. (avocado) enriched in bioactive compounds which can be used as antimicrobial, antibacterial or spore germination inhibiting agents, the process for obtaining the extracts, acetogenins and isolated molecules and methods for using the extracts enriched in bioactive compounds for providing antimicrobial, antibacterial or spore germination inhibiting effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO Y DE ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES DE MONTERREY
    Inventors: Carmen Hernandez-Brenes, Maria Isabel Garcia-Cruz, Janet Alejandra Gutierrez-Uribe, Jorge Alejandro Benavides-Lozano, Dariana Graciela Rodríguez-Sánchez
  • Patent number: 10575521
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extracts from Persea sp. (avocado) enriched in bioactive compounds which can be used as antimicrobial, antibacterial or spore germination inhibiting agents, the process for obtaining the extracts, acetogenins and isolated molecules and methods for using the extracts enriched in bioactive compounds for providing antimicrobial, antibacterial or spore germination inhibiting effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTO TECHNOLOGICO Y DE ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES DE MONTERREY
    Inventors: Carmen Hernandez-Brenes, Maria Isabel Garcia-Cruz, Janet Alejandra Gutierrez-Uribe, Jorge Alejandro Benavides-Lozano, Dariana Graciela Rodriguez-Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10563150
    Abstract: A method of purifying a rendered fat by contacting the rendered fat with at least one adsorbent material, such as magnesium silicate. The at least one adsorbent material may be used alone or in combination with other purifying materials, such as an acid. Such method provides for improved removal of impurities, such as polyethylene, phosphorus-containing compounds, chlorophyll, metals, soap, and sterol glucosides from the rendered fat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Dallas Group of America, Inc.
    Inventors: George E. Hicks, Brian S. Cooke
  • Patent number: 10413125
    Abstract: A used cooking oil filtration system (100) includes a housing (102) defining an interior space (104), a gas source (130), a gas inlet (134) fluidly coupled to the gas source (130) to permit the introduction of a gas to the interior space (104) of the housing (102). The housing (102) further includes a fluid inlet (108), a fluid outlet (114), and filter media (116) disposed proximate the fluid outlet (114). The housing (102) is at least partially immersed in used cooking oil (150) and gas pressure in the interior space is maintained at a first pressure level at which used cooking oil flows into the interior space. The gas source (130) increases the gas pressure in the interior space to a second pressure level at which the used cooking oil flows through the filter media and exits the housing (102) through the fluid outlet (114).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CLARIFICATION TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Keay
  • Patent number: 10393631
    Abstract: A method for extracting protein from a fat sample is described comprising the steps of separating solidified fat and solid residues from a centrifuged mixture of protein, fat, other solid materials and aqueous solution of phosphate buffered saline to form an aqueous phase containing the protein. The aqueous phase is then filtered through a filter to separate a clear protein extract from the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Yun-Hwa Peggy Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10278933
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lipid composition comprising fatty acids mainly in the form of triacylglycerols, in which composition at least 50% of the fatty acids are 14-methyl pentadecanoic acids, and at least 8% of the fatty acids are 12-methyl tetradecanoic acids, the percentages being expressed by weight with respect to the total fatty acids of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: AVRIL, UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD
    Inventors: France Thevenieau, Sophie Sambou, Marie-Joëlle Virolle, Thierry Dulermo
  • Patent number: 10246641
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing industrial products such as hydrocarbon products from non-polar lipids in a vegetative plant part. Preferred industrial products include alkyl esters which may be blended with petroleum based fuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: THE COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Thomas Vanhercke, James Robertson Petrie, Anna El Tahchy, Surinder Singh, Qing Liu
  • Patent number: 10219527
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a method for obtaining dehydrated food with a high content of hydrolyzed proteins from fish stickwater; for this purpose, the insoluble solids and fat traces are separated the stickwater, which then undergoes a process of demineralization by electrodialysis, in order to then adjust its temperature and pH to proceed with the enzymatic hydrolysis that allows to fractionate the protein, which is then concentrated and spray dried, and then the dried product is finally conveniently packaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Fernando Ricardo Ribaudo Bernales
  • Patent number: 10150053
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for de-acidification of fats and oils, to obtain micronutrients, to obtain a fatty acid product, and recovery of refined oils, comprising: feeding pre-treated oil feed stream to a vacuum steam stripping section, stripping off volatile phases. Feeding the stripped off the volatile phases to a condensing stage providing a condensed phase and a vapour phase. Sending the condensed phase to a vacuum distillation operation and sending the vapour phase to a cold condensation stage. Subjecting the condensed phase to a vacuum distillation operation, and obtaining a high temperature distillate and a stream of volatiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB
    Inventor: Bent Sarup
  • Patent number: 10112160
    Abstract: A mixing tank disposed onboard a unit for coiled tubing oilfield operations includes a mixing paddle within the mixing tank capable of agitating liquids therein, a water inlet capable of introducing water into the mixing tank and directing water flow toward the mixing paddle, and one or more chemical inlets capable of introducing one or more chemicals from chemical storage units into the mixing tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Premier Coil Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Brett Witte, Randall Dean Behrens, Shawn Shivers
  • Patent number: 10092018
    Abstract: There is described an edible oil, particularly extra virgin olive oil, having an increased polyphenolic content, thereby an increased shelf-life, while maintaining the organoleptic characteristics unaltered, particularly a clear appearance. The edible oil of the invention is obtainable by a method which comprises the step of introducing a predetermined number of olives having a polyphenolic content ranging between 1000-3000 mg of polyphenols/kg of olives in a predetermined volume of oil. According to the method, the olives are preventively treated with an anti-mold agent, and are dehydrated, preferably by thermal treatment in an oven at a temperature ranging between 80° C. and 160° C., so as to achieve the elimination of a water amount ranging between 1% and 30%, preferably between 7% and 15%, more preferably of about 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Costa D'Oro S.p.A.
    Inventors: Umberto Bracco, Giovanni Morchio, Mauro Leonardi, Ivano Mocetti
  • Patent number: 9920278
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing high-quality lard or beef tallow with low cholesterol content. The method of the invention uses enzyme hydrolysis, centrifugation separation and homogenization-assisted embedding technique to obtain high-quality lard or beef tallow with low cholesterol levels. The method uses aqueous enzymatic extraction (AEE) techniques to separate lard or beef tallow from the raw material of pork or beef fat, and uses the homogenization-assisted embedding technique to remove cholesterol from the lard and beef tallow products. The method of the invention produces high quality lard with good oxidative stability at a high yield and can meet the Chinese national standard for first grade lard. The lard of the invention needs no further degumming process, eliminating the tedious refinery steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Jiangnan University
    Inventors: Yuanfa Liu, Qingling Wang, Jiang Jiang, Jinwei Li
  • Patent number: 9738904
    Abstract: A breeding stack of soybean event 9582.814.19.1 and soybean event pDAB4468.04.16.1 resulted in the novel soybean event pDAB9582.814.19.1::pDAB4468.04.16.1. Soybean event pDAB9582.814.19.1::pDAB4468.04.16.1 comprises genes encoding AAD-12, Cry1F, Cry1Ac (synpro), and PAT, affording insect resistance and herbicide tolerance to soybean crops containing the event, and enabling methods for crop protection and protection of stored products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Yunxing C. Cui, Thomas Hoffman, Dawn M. Parkhurst, Ning Zhou, Barry Wiggins, Dayakar Pareddy, Gregory A. Bradfisch, James E. Dripps, Sandra G. Toledo, Nathan Bard, Michael Vercauteren, Nandi Nagaraj, Brandon Bishop, Gregory J. Gilles, Terry R. Wright, Julissa Colon, Ricardo A. Barnes, Nathan J. VanOpdorp, Yonghe Bai
  • Patent number: 9701916
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a high quality biodiesel fuel having excellent oxidation stability and few low-temperature deposits. This purpose can be achieved by the following: hydrogenating a biodiesel fuel so as to selectively convert unsaturated fatty acid monoglycerides and then removing fatty acid monoglycerides through precipitation; or using an adsorbent to further remove fatty acid monoglycerides to a high degree from the biodiesel fuel produced using the method mentioned above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Makoto Toba, Yohko Abe, Yuuji Yoshimura, Takehisa Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 9642388
    Abstract: A method for processing rapeseed includes dehulling and separating the rapeseed into kernel fractions and husk fractions. The kernel fractions are subjected to one or more pressings so as to obtain oil and an oil cake, the oil cake having solid content and oil content. The oil cake is subjected to at least one further milling process so as to provide an output that is a base material, filler material or additive for human foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Teutoburger Ölmühle GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Rass, Christian Schein
  • Patent number: 9433236
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of preparing functionally valuable products, such as ?-glucan, protein, starch and lipid concentrates from oat. The invention also relates to products thus obtained and to the use thereof. The invention further relates to the use of non-heat-treated or slightly heat-treated oat fat-extracted with supercritical extraction for preparing said products by using dry milling, sieving and air classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
    Inventors: Anu Kaukovirta-Norja, Olavi Myllymäki, Heikki Aro, Veli Hietaniemi, Juha-Matti Pihlava
  • Patent number: 9399180
    Abstract: A system for extracting oil from oil-bearing plant parts has an extraction vessel supported by an upright stand, a separator vessel mounted below the extraction vessel, and an expansion filter vessel mounted downstream from the separator vessel. A source of hydrocarbon solvent supplies liquid gas to the top of the extraction vessel, while a recycling pump connected to the separator vessel facilitates transport of the solvent through the plant material in the extraction vessel. The solvent is recovered and re-circulated, while extracted oil is removed from the separator. A thermal jacket is mounted on each of the separator vessel and the expansion filter vessel; the thermal jackets supplying heat and cold to the interior of the separator vessel and the expansion filter vessel and help evaporate and condense the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew A. Ellis, Marcus J. Fauth
  • Patent number: 9309484
    Abstract: The present invention describes a process to reduce or eliminate at least one pollutant in a starting material, said starting material is at least one of an oil, a fat, its derivatives and mixtures thereof, of animal, krill, algae or microbial origin or biofuel, being totally or partially esterified or transesterified, or of vegetable origin, being raw, esterified or transesterified, to which optionally it is added a fluid, said fluid is at least one of an ester, a partial glyceride, a monoglyceride, a diglyceride and mixtures thereof, subjecting the starting material to at least one stage of extraction or chromatography or distillation. The process of the invention provides a product suitable to be used in food, pharmacy, cosmetic and as a dietary supplement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Soluciones Extractivas Alimentarias, S.L.
    Inventors: Fernando Moreno Egea, Laura Gil Puig
  • Patent number: 9295810
    Abstract: The method of purifying an unrefined edible oil or fat by contacting the unrefined edible oil or fat with at least one adsorbent material. The at least one adsorbent material comprises magnesium silicate. The magnesium silicate may be used alone or in combination with other purifying materials, such as citric acid. Such method provides for improved removal of impurities, such as phosphorus-containing compounds, soap, chlorophyll, metals, and sterol glucosides from the unrefined edible oil or fat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: The Dallas Group of America, Inc.
    Inventors: George E. Hicks, Brian S. Cooke, Bryan L. Bertram, Chris Abrams
  • Patent number: 9161659
    Abstract: A fryer apparatus includes a cooking chamber, at least one heating element in the cooking chamber, a filter pan that filters cooking medium from the cooking chamber, a drain valve that controls flow of cooking medium from the cooking chamber, and a filter pump that pumps filtered cooking medium from the filter pan to the cooking chamber. Inlet orifices are disposed in the cooking chamber, and selectively eject filtered cooking medium into the cooking chamber. A controller controls the drain valve to adjust the rate of flow from the cooking chamber, and selectively activates at least inlet orifice of the plurality of inlet orifices to eject filtered cooking medium into the cooking chamber. The controller is configured to control the drain valve and the selective activation of the at least one inlet orifice to maintain a substantially constant level of cooking medium in the cooking chamber throughout a filtering operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Henny Penny Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Lambert, Gary L. Mercer, Tim A. Landwehr
  • Patent number: 9132104
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nutritional products containing hydroxytyrosol, particularly fond products (i.e.: fortified edible oils and fortified edible oil-containing products) and dietary supplements (i.e.: soft gel capsules containing fortified edible oils) with increased antioxidant capacity to be used as a source of hydroxytyrosol for preventing or treating cardiovascular diseases, plaque build-up in the arteries, arterial hypertension, and metabolic syndrome, thanks to the nutritional supply of an hydroxytyrosol rich composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: PROBELTE PHARMA S.A.
    Inventors: Jose A. Lopez Mas, Marcos Penalver Mellado
  • Patent number: 9133415
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the solid/liquid extraction of a natural extract contained in at least one vegetable solid or micro-organism comprising at least the following steps: solid/liquid extraction of at least one vegetable solid or micro-organism by a first solvent system comprising a solvent content chosen from the solvents comprising between 5 and 8 carbon atoms and one or two oxygen atoms in ether function, or ketone function, or ester function form, of at least 50% by volume in relation to the total volume of the first solvent system, retrieval of a natural extract, notably comprising or consisting of an oil or a butter, particularly enriched with unsaponifiable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: LABORATOIRES EXPANSCIENCE
    Inventors: Eglantine Mercier, Jacques Legrand, Alex Saunois
  • Patent number: 9114142
    Abstract: A composition of matter comprises a shelf stable, super critical, CO2 fluid extracted seed oil derived from a cracked biomass of perilla frutescens, the seed oil comprising from about 60 to about 95 percent w/w of PUFAs in a ratio of from about 4:1 to about 6:1 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) to linoleic acid (LA) and a mixture of selected antioxidants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: U.S. NUTRACEUTICALS, LLC
    Inventors: John A. Minatelli, W. Stephen Hill, Rudi E. Moerck, Uy Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9011951
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spray crystallization process for making solid particles suitable for structuring an oil containing dispersion, solid particles obtainable by said process and use of said particles for structuring oil containing dispersions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Berend Jan Arends, Christiaan Michaël Beindorff, Johannes Jozef M Janssen, Teunis de Man
  • Patent number: 8986941
    Abstract: A process for preparing a triglyceride composition comprising from 50 to 80% by weight StOSt and from 5 to 20% by weight StOO comprises reacting triolein with stearic acid in the presence of a 1,3-specific lipase from Rhizopus oryzae to form interesterified glycerides and fractionating the interesterified triglycerides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Loders Croklaan B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Louis François Favre, Henry Kos, Krishnadath Bhaggan, Sylvain Jacques Fages
  • Patent number: 8980351
    Abstract: A method of treating used cooking oil provides for exposing agitated oil for up to five minutes to a mixture of sodium silicate and silica xerogel in powder form, and filtering resulting oil powder mixture to remove the powder. The ratio of sodium silicate to silica xerogel is 30-70% to 70-30%, preferably 50-50%. The sodium silicate comprises 26-28% of Na2O, 53-55% of SiO2, and 15-20% of H2O, with bulk density of about 29-37 lbs/ft3, whereas the silica xerogel comprises: 96-99% of SiO2, and 1-4% of Na2SO4, with bulk density of about 24-27 lbs/ft3, the particle size being between 35 and 50 microns. Alternative embodiments provide the exposure of the oil first to one component of the mixture and then to another or the exposure to a single treating agent comprising 8-19% of Na2O, 66-83% of SiO2, 8-14% of H2O, and 0.1-2% of Na2SO4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Joby Ulahanan, Kevin Hunter
  • Publication number: 20150050402
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improved rendering of animal products may utilize a multi-step process including at least a heating step through use of a steam-jacketed tube system and a pressing step to squeeze out the oils. Grinding and pre-breaking may first be used to break the fat/whole animal into pieces. The ground material may then be transported and heated in one or more steam-jacketed tubes to create a slurry. A press may then be employed to press out the oil and water from the slurry. Residual solids may be removed from the oil and water through a decanting step. Water and extremely fine materials may then be removed from the oil through a centrifuge step, and the oil may be transferred to one or more storage tanks. Following the pressing step, the protein that remains may be subjected to high pressure to squeeze out any residual fat and then may be transferred to a hammer mill to prepare into a powdered protein or other desired protein material that may be stored for later use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: James K. Zitnik
  • Publication number: 20150050403
    Abstract: A new method for krill meal production has been developed using a two step cooking process. In the first step the proteins and phospholipids are removed from the krill and precipitated as a coagulum. In the second stage the krill without phospholipids are cooked. Following this, residual fat and astaxanthin are removed from the krill using mechanical separation methods. A novel krill meal product with superior nutritional and technical properties is prepared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Snorre Tilseth, Øistein Høstmark
  • Patent number: 8951593
    Abstract: An oilseed crushing process wherein the oilseeds are preheated to generate warm, soft oilseeds, then flakes are generated by flaking the warm, soft oilseeds. The flakes are then cooked by generating a hot vapor stream and hot flakes. The hot flakes are then prepressed to generate oil and a partially de-oiled cake. The partially de-oiled cake is solvent extracted to generate solvent laden oil and solvent laden meal. The hot, wet meal is then dried to generate oilseed meal and an additional hot vapor stream. The at least part of the preheating step to generate warm, soft oilseeds is accomplished using a hot liquid medium. The hot liquid medium is heated by a heat transfer mechanism that condenses at least one of the hot vapor streams generated during the flake-cooking step or the meal-drying step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: N.V. Desmet Ballestra Engineering S.A.
    Inventors: Vincent Van Den Schrieck, Etienne Le Clef
  • Patent number: 8951592
    Abstract: A process for the physical refining of edible oils and fats, said process comprising three consecutive stages, whereby in a first stage at least 60% by weight of the volatiles are evaporated in a flash vessel, in a second stage some residual volatiles are evaporated by countercurrent steam stripping using a packed column (3), and in a third stage further residual volatiles are evaporated in a cross-flow tray system (2), wherein the pressure in said flash vessel is maintained at a value below the pressure prevailing above said packed column (3); and an apparatus for the physical refining of edible oils and fats comprising a flash vessel, a packed column (3), sparging trays (2) and the means to maintain the pressure in said flash vessel at a value that is below the pressure prevailing above said packed column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: n.v. Desmet Ballestra Engineering s.a.
    Inventors: Bart Schols, Marcelo Usseglio, Marc Kellens
  • Patent number: 8940347
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is a method of processing oil, comprising providing a high shear device comprising at least one rotor and at least one complementarily-shaped stator configured to mix a gas with a liquid; contacting a gas with an oil in the high shear device, wherein the gas is an inert gas or a reactive gas; and forming a product, wherein the product is a solution, a dispersion, or combination thereof. Herein also disclosed is a high shear system for processing oil, comprising; at least one high shear device, having an inlet and at least one rotor and at least one complementarily-shaped stator configured to mix a gas with a liquid; a gas source fluidly connected to the inlet; an oil source fluidly connected to the inlet; and a pump positioned upstream of a high shear device, the pump in fluid connection with the inlet and the oil source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: H R D Corporation
    Inventors: Abbas Hassan, Aziz Hassan, Rayford G. Anthony
  • Publication number: 20150024100
    Abstract: The present invention is a portable oil filtering apparatus that can operate independent of external power sources to collect oil from cookers or fryers for disposal or storage and filter oil from the cookers or fryers for re-use. The oil filtering apparatus of the preferred embodiment is able to collect and dispose of oil in a safe and efficient manner. The oil filtering apparatus of the preferred embodiment is able to filter oil to remove particulate matter and other contaminants and reintroduce the filtered oil to a cooker and fryer thereby extending the operational life of the oil. In this way the preferred embodiment of the oil filtering apparatus is able to recycle oil from cookers and fryers and thereby save money and reduce the amount of waste oil released into the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Alan Bell
  • Publication number: 20150017312
    Abstract: This invention pertains to the development of a high protein oil seed flour as a replacement for both wheat based and gluten free flours used in baked, dry and liquid goods which optimizes nutrition. The seed flour is based on the novel use of processing sunflower and other oil type seeds into a flour, meal, or protein isolate to replace a significant portion of traditional and gluten free flours in food goods, including baked, dry and liquid goods. The invention provides composition formulas that significantly optimize and improve the overall nutritional value of processed foods by balancing proteins and carbohydrates through an optimized ratio of seed to grain or tuber flour. The composition formulas also increase the absolute values of protein in processed foods to achieve recommended daily allowances as well as provides for increase satiety, improve blood sugar balance, weight management, and health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Tegel
  • Patent number: 8927039
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing refined fats and oils. Here fats and oils are brought into contact with an adsorbent and subsequently treated with water vapor under at least one condition of the following conditions. In condition I, the time for which the fats and oils are brought into contact with the water vapor in a temperature range of 175° C. to 205° C. for from 5 to 110 minutes. In condition 2, the fats and oils are brought into contact with the water vapor in a temperature range of 205° C. to 215° C. for from 5 to 50 minutes. In condition 3, the fats and oils are brought into contact with the water vapor in a temperature range of 215° C. to 230° C. for from 5 to 30 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: KAO Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Kase, Tetsuya Abe, Shinpei Fukuhara, Toshiteru Komatsu, Keiji Shibata
  • Publication number: 20140377426
    Abstract: A method for producing various grades of beef is disclosed. The method includes, in two or more trains, creating a mixture of fat particles, lean particles, and a fluid, wherein each train is supplied with beef of varying fat content, for each train producing separate first and second fluid streams, wherein the first fluid stream comprises lean particles, and the second fluid stream comprises fat particles, for each train, adjusting the fat content of the lean stream by adding a controlled portion from the fat stream, separately treating the lean stream from the fat stream to deactivate pathogens, and producing two or more different grades of lean beef product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: SafeFresh Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony J.M. Garwood
  • Patent number: 8916214
    Abstract: A process is described for obtaining free flowable, carrier free powders from aqueous solutions of deliquescent quaternary ammonium compounds in a two step process, comprising a drying and a powder mixing step. The excellent free-flowing and stability characteristics of the final product could only be obtained when among possible other additives at least one univalent metal fatty acid salt is added to the liquid phase in the drying step and at least one multivalent metal fatty acid salt in the powder mixing step. A surprising synergy was observed between these additives when applied as described in the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Taminco N.V.
    Inventors: Kristof Moonen, Daan Scheldeman
  • Patent number: 8911809
    Abstract: A centrifuge has an inner and an outer screw. The outer screw transfers material towards a cone-shaped section that leads to an outlet of the centrifuge. A mixture of meat components, liquid carbon dioxide, gas, and optionally water, is spun in the centrifuge. The dense components, such as lean meat, will accumulate away from the axis of rotation and be transferred by the outer screw towards the cone-shaped section. The less dense components, such as fat and adipose tissue, accumulate toward the center of rotation, and are transferred toward an outlet of the centrifuge via the inner screw. Gas accumulates in the proximity of the cone-shaped section and impedes liquid carbon dioxide from exiting with the dense components. The centrifuge is pressurized, which maintains carbon dioxide as a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: SafeFresh Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony J. M. Garwood
  • Publication number: 20140363559
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an extraction process of an unsaponifiable fraction contained in an oil or a vegetable butter, in an oil originating from a micro-organism, in a concentrate of oil or butter or of oil originating from a micro-organism, or in a co-product of the refining industry for vegetable oils, such as deodorisation exhaust and distillates of physical refining, or oils originating from micro-organisms, comprising at least: A) a transformation step of said oils, of said butter or said co-product of the refining industry for vegetable oils or oils originating from micro-organisms in hydro-alcoholic solution, especially via a saponification step, and B) an extraction step of the hydro-alcoholic solution in which the fatty fraction is separated from unsaponifiable fraction by liquid/liquid extraction, said process being characterised in that at least the liquid/liquid extraction step of the step B is performed by using a first solvent system comprising a solvent content selected from the s
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: LABORATOIRES EXPANSCIENCE
    Inventors: Eglantine Mercier, Jacques Legrand, Alex Saunois
  • Publication number: 20140356499
    Abstract: A new and improved waste oil management system is described herein which includes an automated data management system, allowing users to track usage and collection volumes, and other useful data, to help reduce oil use, lower costs and increase profits. The waste oil management system includes an oil monitoring device or integrated control panel linked to one or more computers, more fully described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Frontline International, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Palazzo, Giovanni Brienza, Ryan M. Mullen
  • Patent number: 8895689
    Abstract: An alkyd resin formed by reacting waste cooking oil, one or more aromatic polycarboxylic acids, aliphatic polycarboxylic acids, or esterified polymerization products, and one or more polyols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas John Melnyk, Gregory B. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20140342066
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of an edible fat-continuous spread comprising at most 45 wt. % of fat using liquid oil, a fat powder comprising structuring fat and a water-phase, comprising the steps of: a. providing amixture comprising the water-phase and the fat powder; b. subjecting said mixture to at least a partial vacuum; c. mixing the mixture prepared at step ‘b’ to provide a fat-continuous spread, wherein the liquid oil may be added to the mixture at any of steps ‘a’, ‘b’, or ‘c’ or when added in parts in any combination at steps ‘a’, ‘b’ and ‘c’.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: Berend Jan Arends, Christiaan Michael Beindorff, Albert Jan Bezemer, Teunis de Man
  • Patent number: 8877273
    Abstract: A device for extracting oil, the oil extracting device comprising: a hammer-shear olive milling grinder, a malaxation bowl for malaxation of milled olives having at least one opening; at least one filter for separating malaxation solids from liquids, said filter is located within said opening. The device is especially adapted to home users and can be placed on a counter, such as a kitchen counter. The subject matter further includes a process for obtaining olive oil, comprising the steps of malaxation of milled olives in a malaxation bowl, the malaxation bowl comprising at least one filter configured for separating solids from liquids and collecting oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Olive X-Press Ltd.
    Inventors: Nir Padan, Yariv Gershony, Eric Turgeman
  • Patent number: 8859025
    Abstract: A method for separating fat particles from lean particles. The method includes providing a mixture comprising a fluid, fat particles, and lean particles; introducing the mixture to an inlet of a chamber, wherein the chamber has an upper outlet and a lower outlet distal to the inlet; irradiating the mixture with UVc energy as the mixture is transferred through the chamber; allowing particles less dense than the fluid to be carried out from the chamber through the upper outlet; and allowing the particles more dense than the fluid to be carried out from the chamber through the lower outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Safefresh Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony J. M. Garwood
  • Publication number: 20140272045
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method and an automatic system for recovering protein powder meal, crude and pure omega-3 oil and purified distilled water from a mixture of animal tissue processed in a filter-drier-reaction tank. Animal tissue, for example fish, and organic solvent are directly or indirectly fed into the filter-drier-reaction tank. The filter-drier-reaction tank mixes, heats, and separates solid and heavy liquid portions of the mixture, the organic solvents are automatically recycled back in to the system after distillation. The solid portion is retained in the filter-drier-reaction tank and baked. Solid protein powder product (the protein powder meal) is thus recovered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Advance International, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahmard Maziar Ghorbani, Kerry Coltun
  • Publication number: 20140220202
    Abstract: A nutrient rich food-grade defatted corn germ flour derived from a dry-milled corn germ fraction is provided. The flour produced contains high levels of protein, dietary fiber, and amino acids and is low in fat. Furthermore, a method for preparing the flour by forming collets and removing oil from the dry-milled corn germ fraction is provided. The method includes: providing a dry-milled corn germ fraction; conditioning the fraction; flaking the fraction to increase surface area; adding water and steam to the flaked fraction; forming the flaked fraction into collets; removing oil from the collets by solvent-extraction; drying the collets; and processing the collets in a food-grade flourmill to obtain food-grade defatted corn germ flour with a desired consistency. The solvent-extraction process produces a miscella, a mixture of corn oil, hydrocarbon solvent, and water. The miscella may be processed through a distillation system to recover crude food-grade corn oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: David Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8785727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polynucleotide from Emiliana huxleyi which codes for a desaturase and which can be employed for the recombinant production of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The invention furthermore relates to vectors, host cells and transgenic nonhuman organisms which comprise the polynucleotide according to the invention, and to the polypeptides encoded by the polynucleotide. The invention furthermore relates to antibodies against the polypeptide according to the invention. Finally, the invention also relates to production methods for the polyunsaturated fatty acids and for oil, lipid and fatty acid compositions and to their use as drugs, cosmetics, foodstuffs, feedstuffs, preferably fish food, or food supplements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Rothamsted Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Joerg Bauer, Johnathan A. Napier, Olga Sayanova