Of Tissue Containing Seed Or Bean Material Patents (Class 426/430)
  • Patent number: 10578369
    Abstract: A thermal management system includes a slurry generator, an injector pump coupled to the slurry generator, a heat exchanger reactor coupled to the injector pump, wherein the heat exchanger reactor is adapted to subject a thermally expendable heat absorption material to a temperature above 60° C. and a pressure below 3 kPa, and wherein the expendable heat absorption material endothermically decomposes into a gaseous by-product. A vapor cycle system is coupled to the heat exchanger reactor and is operatively connected to a thermal load. A thermal energy storage system may be coupled to the vapor cycle system and the thermal load. The thermal energy storage system may isolate the heat exchanger reactor from thermal load transients of the thermal load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Douglas J. Johnson, Nicholas P. Niedbalski, Jamie S. Ervin, Soumya S. Patnaik
  • Patent number: 10034490
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed which uses a combination of optical and mechanical separation processes to remove gluten-containing grains from a mixture of oat kernels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: Brian Davis, Brian Drees, Joseph Griebat
  • Patent number: 9364866
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed which uses a combination of optical and mechanical separation processes to remove gluten-containing grains from a mixture of oat kernels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: Brian Davis, Brian Drees, Joseph Griebat
  • Patent number: 9272935
    Abstract: A waste stream is treated by anaerobic digestion. A process is described involves a step of separating solids from digestate, and returning separated solids to a digester. Optionally, there may be a step of solids separation in which larger solids are removed from the digester. A process and apparatus are described for treating waste sludge from a wastewater treatment plant in an anaerobic digester. Feed sludge is thickened or solids are separated from digestate and returned to the digester. Additional co-digestion waste may be added to the digester. The process and apparatus may be used in a retrofit of an existing wastewater treatment plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Anaergia Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Josse, Andrew Benedek
  • Patent number: 8993014
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an extract obtained by extracting useful components containing equol from an equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl, and to a method for producing the same. The present invention makes it possible to efficiently obtain useful components containing equol from the fermented soybean hypocotyl by subjecting an equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl to extraction using an ethanol aqueous solution as an extractant. The present invention reduces the content of saponin, which causes an unpleasant taste, by sequentially subjecting the equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl to extraction using an ethanol aqueous solution and ethanol, while efficiently extracting equol and glycitein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michiaki Tominaga, Takao Taki, Toshiaki Matsumoto, Izumi Hanya, Takuma Imada, Kunihiko Matsuoka, Takuya Kishimoto, Yuko Uchiyama, Hiromasa Tsuneishi, Machiko Tsuji, Tania Valdes-Gonzalez, Kentaro Tadano, Kyoko Kameda
  • Patent number: 8919569
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for separating and removing aflatoxin-contaminated corn from batches of corn by a floating process, thus producing a distinguishable floating mat of contaminated corn and a separate submerged bed of uncontaminated and less contaminated corn. The methods of this disclosure include removing the floating contaminated corn mat by a vacuum mechanism or by liquid flow. The methods reduce the aflatoxin level in the submerged corn bed as much as 80% from the initial aflatoxin level, while removing no more than 15% from the batch of corn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas Wayne Bethke, Chad Allen Conard, Lawrence E. Fosdick, Eugene Joseph Fox, Donald Grunig, Steven W. Kirkvold, Abhay R. Ladhe, Jacob A. Leland, Joseph Michael Lewis, Eugene Max Peters, Jr., Anthony John Schanilec, Riley Neil Smith, Eric Sumner, Ping Yang, Jill Louise Zullo
  • Patent number: 8900645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an extract obtained by extracting useful components containing equol from an equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl, and to a method for producing the same. The present invention makes it possible to efficiently obtain useful components containing equol from the fermented soybean hypocotyl by subjecting an equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl to extraction using an ethanol aqueous solution as an extractant. The present invention reduces the content of saponin, which causes an unpleasant taste, by sequentially subjecting the equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl to extraction using an ethanol aqueous solution and ethanol, while efficiently extracting equol and glycitein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michiaki Tominaga, Takao Taki, Toshiaki Matsumoto, Izumi Hanya, Takuma Imada, Kunihiko Matsuoka, Takuya Kishimoto, Yuko Uchiyama, Hiromasa Tsuneishi, Machiko Tsuji, Tania Valdes-Gonzalez, Kentaro Tadano, Kyoko Kameda
  • Patent number: 8784925
    Abstract: The present invention provides refined roasted coffee beans having a Hunter L value of 10 to 30 and a hydroxyhydroquinone content of not higher than 30 mg/kg by contacting an aqueous solvent with raw material roasted coffee beans. The invention also provides a process for producing refined roasted coffee beans, which includes contacting raw material roasted coffee beans having a Hunter L value of 12 to 35, with coffee bean-derived extract-containing water selected from water containing an extract derived from roasted coffee beans having a Hunter L value of 40 or more and water containing an extract derived from raw coffee beans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Chitoshi Shigeno, Yasushi Shioya, Tatsuya Kusaura, Yoshikazu Ogura, Yoshinobu Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 8778551
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack and a flow control device that controls a supply of a first phase fluid flowing through the fuel cell stack. A controller monitors at least one parameter of the fuel cell stack and controls the supply to generate pulses of reactant when the at least one parameter crosses a threshold to flush a second phase fluid from said fuel cell stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Daryl Chapman, Charles Mackintosh, Pinkhas A. Rapaport
  • Patent number: 8747931
    Abstract: Generally, a bran processing system for the supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of bran extraction material from bran and fractionation of the bran extraction material. Specifically, a bran processing system for the isolation of a bran extraction material fraction enriched in ferulate-phytosterol esters or oryzanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: MOR Supercritical, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. DeLine, Daniel L. Claycamp, Daniel Fetherston, Rodger T. Marentis
  • Publication number: 20140093626
    Abstract: A pulse protein product having a protein content of at least about 60 wt % (N×6.25) d.b., preferably a pulse protein isolate having a protein content of at least about 90 wt % (N×6.25) d.b., is prepared from a pulse protein source material by extraction of the pulse protein source material with an aqueous calcium salt solution, preferably calcium chloride solution, to cause solubilization of pulse protein from the protein source and to form an aqueous pulse protein solution, separating the aqueous pulse protein solution from residual pulse protein source, optionally concentrating the aqueous pulse protein solution while maintaining the ionic strength substantially constant by using a selective membrane technique, optionally diafiltering the optionally concentrated pulse protein solution, and optionally drying the optionally concentrated and optionally diafiltered pulse protein solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin I. Segall, Martin Schweizer
  • Publication number: 20140079850
    Abstract: A coffee cherry is harvested, preferably in a sub-ripe state, and quick-dried to provide a basis for numerous nutritional products. Such coffee cherries and portions thereof may be particularly characterized by their extremely low concentration of mycotoxins, including various aflatoxins, fumonisins, ochratoxins, and/or vomitoxin (DON, deoxynivalenol).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Dusan Miljkovic, Brad Duell, Vukosava Miljkovic
  • Patent number: 8617620
    Abstract: Provided are a piceatannol-containing composition which is a composition originating in a natural material and containing piceatannol at a high concentration, and a method of producing the piceatannol-containing composition. A piceatannol-containing composition which contains 0.0001 to 99.9% by mass of piceatannol is obtained by extracting passion fruit seeds. The extraction of piceatannol is carried out by grinding the passion fruit seeds, adding at least one solvent selected from an aqueous alcohol-based solvent and an aqueous ketone-based solvent and agitating to thereby extract piceatannol into the above-described solvent. In this case, it is preferable to conduct stepwise extraction by using both of the aqueous alcohol-based solvent and the aqueous ketone-based solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Morinaga & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuko Matsui, Masanori Kamei, Kenkichi Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20130323380
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for preparing a vegetable protein concentrate from oleaginous vegetable material that comprises the steps of: a) pre-treating the oleaginous vegetable material to open the cells; b) extracting the pre-treated vegetable material in a first extractor with an apolar solvent, to produce a solvent-wet, defatted vegetable material; c) contacting the defatted vegetable material with aqueous ethanol with an ethanol concentration of at least 80% by weight to produce a ethanol-wet, defatted vegetable material; d) wetting the ethanol-wet, defatted vegetable material with aqueous ethanol; e) extracting the vegetable material in an ultimate extractor to produce a solvent-wet proteinaceous material; f) desolventising said solvent-wet proteinaceous material to produce a vegetable protein concentrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: N.V. Desmet Ballestra Engineering S.A.
    Inventors: Marc Kellens, Philippe Van Doosselaere
  • Patent number: 8586117
    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 includes 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: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Bkon LLC
    Inventors: Dean J. Vastardis, Lou Vastardis
  • Patent number: 8580329
    Abstract: In a liquid stream capture process for extracting various components in a dry mill ethanol process, a converted mash is separated into sugars/carbohydrates and corn residue by rinsing the converted mash with a dilute solvent stream and, after the sugars/carbohydrates have been separated, oils and proteins are extracted from the corn residue by rinsing the corn residue with a concentrated solvent stream. The dilute solvent stream is a mixture of ethanol and water, and the concentrated solvent stream is pure ethanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Bendorf, Dan Sonnek
  • Patent number: 8580330
    Abstract: Canola protein isolates are provided which contain both albumin and globulin protein fractions that are soluble and transparent in an acidic aqueous environment. The canola protein isolates are completely soluble in water at low pH, low in phytic acid and useful in products for human consumption, pet foods and aquaculture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Burcon Nutrascience (MB) Corp.
    Inventors: Martin Schweizer, Brent E. Green, Kevin I. Segall, James Logie
  • Patent number: 8557318
    Abstract: Generally, a method of pressure regulated supercritical fluid fractionation of oil seed extraction materials which can be utilized to refine oil seed extraction material established in an amount of supercritical fluid. Specifically, a method of pressure regulated supercritical fluid fractionation of corn germ extraction material to produce a refined corn oil extraction material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: MOR Supercritical, LLC
    Inventor: Rodger T. Marentis
  • Publication number: 20130216685
    Abstract: Provided is a concentrated coffee composition containing chlorogenic acids at a high concentration and having good taste or flavor. The concentrated coffee composition of the present invention contains the following components (A) and (B): 100 to 300 mg/g of chlorogenic acids (A) in dry solids content; and not more than 0.33 mg/g of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (B) in dry solids content, wherein the dry solids content is 10 to 100 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Yamamoto, Kiyoshi Kataoka, Yasushi Shioya, Yoshikazu Ogura, Hiroshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8480904
    Abstract: A process for purifying a lipid composition having predominantly neutral lipid components having at least one long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid is disclosed. The process employs contacting the lipid composition with a polar solvent, such as acetone, wherein the solvent is selected such that contaminants are less soluble in the solvent than is the long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid. The process is typically conducted at cooler temperatures, including about 0° C. Upon precipitation of the contaminants from the lipid composition, a separation is conducted to remove the precipitated material from the lipid composition. The long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids can include ARA, DPA, EPA, and/or DHA. The process of the present invention effectively winterizes lipid compositions, thereby reducing the tendency of such compositions to become hazy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Dueppen, Samuel G. Zeller, Sandra I. Diltz, Robert H. Driver
  • Patent number: 8460736
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stable and liquid olein fraction wherein less than 8.6% of the TAG species of said olein fraction have the general formula SMS and at least 26% of TAG species of said olein fraction have the general formula SMM, wherein S represents a saturated fatty acid and M represents a monoenoic fatty acid, which olein fraction is obtainable by fractionation of a high oleic high saturated sunflower oil; and collecting the liquid fraction. The invention further relates to a method for preparation of a stable and liquid olein fraction by low temperature fractionation of a high oleic, high saturated sunflower oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
    Inventors: Joaquin Jesus Salas Liñan, Enrique Martinez-Force, Rafael Garcés Mancheño
  • Patent number: 8404293
    Abstract: A method for physical separation and purification of bioactive phenolics from fruits, berries and vegetables by subjecting a fruit, berry or vegetable extract solution having a Brix of from about 1 to about 4 to ultrafiltration using an about 2,000-6,000 Dalton cutoff ultrafiltration membrane under a pressure of about 30-120 psi, and a temperature of about 80-110° F. This is followed by subjecting the resulting retentate to diafiltration-ultrafiltration with the addition of water, using an about 2,000-6,000 Dalton cutoff ultrafiltration membrane under a pressure of about 30-120 psi, and a temperature of about 80-110° F., and recovering the diafiltered retentate or the bioactive phenolic containing solids thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Graceland Fruit, Inc.
    Inventors: Nirmal K. Sinha, Meena Sinha
  • Patent number: 8343565
    Abstract: Grape material is processed to yield a grape extract high in concentrated polyphenols, with ORAC values exceeding at least about 10,000 ?mol TE/g. The grape material is dried, and soaked in ethanol to commence desired concentrate extraction. Following ethanol removal, inactive residue is at least partially separated from the desired concentrate solution, which passes through a macroporous absorption resin that absorbs desired active ingredients. Ethanol resin washing yields an intermediate extraction solution. After ethanol removal, the intermediate extract solution with the mixed active ingredients is refined. During refinement, high concentration of polyphenols and monomeric phenols are separated, and collected. These collected materials yield a desired high ORAC extract solution. Further drying yields the desired material, which is tested and packaged. This material exhibits good water solubility, mild flavor, and can be added to foodstuffs and nutritional supplements as a beneficial antioxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ethical Naturals, Inc.
    Inventors: Weichao Ying, Xiaoyan Xiong, Jiaomei Chen, Jianying Yang
  • Patent number: 8318228
    Abstract: The present invention provides refined roasted coffee beans having a Hunter L value of 10 to 30 and a hydroxyhydroquinone content of not higher than 30 mg/kg by contacting an aqueous solvent with raw material roasted coffee beans. The invention also provides a process for producing refined roasted coffee beans, which includes contacting raw material roasted coffee beans having a Hunter L value of 12 to 35, with coffee bean-derived extract-containing water selected from water containing an extract derived from roasted coffee beans having a Hunter L value of 40 or more and water containing an extract derived from raw coffee beans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Chitoshi Shigeno, Yasushi Shioya, Tatsuya Kusaura, Yoshikazu Ogura, Yoshinobu Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20120258231
    Abstract: The problem to be solved of the present invention is to provide a method which can efficiently and economically produce a flavoring agent and can give the original flavor of a raw material to a food and drink. The objective of the present invention is also to provide a flavoring agent. The method for producing a flavoring agent according to the present invention is characterized in comprising the steps of mixing a flavor material with a solvent and extracting a flavor component contained in the fragrant material under pressure; wherein a solubility parameter of the solvent is not less than 8.0 and not more than 25.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Kegasa, Hidenori Takenaka, Atsushi Takaragawa, Masayuki Abe
  • Publication number: 20120189750
    Abstract: A consumable comprising an ingredient or ingredients that cause an off-taste in the consumable, and a chlorogenic acid provided in a concentration sufficient to mask or modify the off-taste. The chlorogenic acid may be supplied as an extract from a botanical source obtained by extraction at 30-80° C. with water and/or a polar organic solvent. The method of making an off-taste by addition of a chlorogenic acid to a consumable is also claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Givaudan SA
    Inventors: Minjien Chien, Alex Hausler, Hans Leersum Van
  • Patent number: 8227012
    Abstract: Specifically, a dry corn fractionation system which operates to produce an endosperm fraction which can be concurrently of greater purity at greater yield than obtainable from corn milling or dry corn milling processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: MOR Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. DeLine, Daniel L. Claycamp, Daniel Fetherston, Rodger T. Marentis
  • Publication number: 20120128837
    Abstract: An improved extracted corn comprising from about 0.6 to about 2.8 percent by weight (on an anhydrous basis). The composition has a nutritional profile advantageous for use as an animal feed ingredient. Also provided are processes for the preparation of the extracted corn composition; feed rations incorporating the extracted corn composition; and methods for the preparation of such feed rations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: RENESSEN LLC
    Inventor: Paul J. McWilliams
  • Patent number: 8142830
    Abstract: Generally, a method of pressure regulated supercritical fluid fractionation of oil seed extraction materials which can be utilized to refine oil seed extraction material established in an amount of supercritical fluid. Specifically, a method of pressure regulated supercritical fluid fractionation of corn germ extraction material to produce a refined corn oil extraction material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: MOR Supercritical, LLC
    Inventor: Rodger T. Marentis
  • Publication number: 20120004322
    Abstract: Provided are a piceatannol-containing composition which is a composition originating in a natural material and containing piceatannol at a high concentration, and a method of producing the piceatannol-containing composition. A piceatannol-containing composition which contains 0.0001 to 99.9% by mass of piceatannol is obtained by extracting passion fruit seeds. The extraction of piceatannol is carried out by grinding the passion fruit seeds, adding at least one solvent selected from an aqueous alcohol-based solvent and an aqueous ketone-based solvent and agitating to thereby extract piceatannol into the above-described solvent. In this case, it is preferable to conduct stepwise extraction by using both of the aqueous alcohol-based solvent and the aqueous ketone-based solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: Morinaga & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuko Matsui, Masanori Kamei, Kenkichi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8062684
    Abstract: A general object of the present invention is to utilize “delayed dilution” of a concentrated extract to provide a beverage brewing system which immediately (upon customer selection) provides selective dilution (based on individual consumers selections) of a fresh-brewed coffee extract after the extract has been allowed to brew and held as an extract before dilution. It is also a general object of the present invention to utilize the undiluted extract to mix and dissolve other beverage compounds to make flavored coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, and the like. “Delayed mixing” and/or “delayed filtering” may also be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: The Folgers Coffee Company
    Inventors: Roger William Gutwein, Christopher Wade Connor
  • Patent number: 8048469
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for reducing the polyphenol oxidase activity in cocoa beans comprising the step of steaming non-fermented, non-roasted raw cocoa beans with water vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R & D, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan George William Bradbury, Eva-Maria Berndt
  • Publication number: 20110250344
    Abstract: Grape material is processed to yield a grape extract high in concentrated polyphenols, with ORAC values exceeding at least about 10,000 ?mol TE/g. The grape material is dried, and soaked in ethanol to commence desired concentrate extraction. Following ethanol removal, inactive residue is at least partially separated from the desired concentrate solution, which passes through a macroporous absorption resin that absorbs desired active ingredients. Ethanol resin washing yields an intermediate extraction solution. After ethanol removal, the intermediate extract solution with the mixed active ingredients is refined. During refinement, high concentration of polyphenols and monomeric phenols are separated, and collected. These collected materials yield a desired high ORAC extract solution. Further drying yields the desired material, which is tested and packaged. This material exhibits good water solubility, mild flavor, and can be added to foodstuffs and nutritional supplements as a beneficial antioxidant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Weichao Ying, Xiaoyan Xiong, Jiaomei Chen, Jianying Yang
  • Patent number: 8017165
    Abstract: Method of reducing residual oil in DDGS by pulverizing and pelletizing the DDGS followed by extraction with an organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: DeSmet Ballestra North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy G. Kemper, Adolfo T. Subieta
  • Patent number: 8012354
    Abstract: A process for purifying a lipid composition having predominantly neutral lipid components having at least one long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid is disclosed. The process employs contacting the lipid composition with a polar solvent, such as acetone, wherein the solvent is selected such that contaminants are less soluble in the solvent than is the long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid. The process is typically conducted at cooler temperatures, including about 0° C. Upon precipitation of the contaminants from the lipid composition, a separation is conducted to remove the precipitated material from the lipid composition. The long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids can include ARA, DPA, EPA, and/or DHA. The process of the present invention effectively winterizes lipid compositions, thereby reducing the tendency of such compositions to become hazy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Martek Biosciences Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel G. Dueppen, Samuel G. Zeller, Sandra I. Diltz, Robert H. Driver
  • Patent number: 8003145
    Abstract: System for making and delivering a customized beverage product to a consumer having a user interface, a customization director in communication with a customization data store and the user interface, wherein the customization director includes executable instructions for determining a users customized formulation; and a beverage delivery system in communication with the customization director, wherein the beverage delivery system includes executable instructions for delivering a customized beverage product. Method for delivering a customized beverage product to an individual including the steps of obtaining consumer preference data; determining a consumer beverage formulation corresponding to the consumer preference data; and providing the consumer a customized beverage corresponding to the customized beverage formulation, utilizing one or more of delayed dilution, delayed mixing, and delayed filtering, in any order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: The Folgers Coffee Company
    Inventors: Roger William Gutwein, Christopher Wade Connor
  • Patent number: 7959963
    Abstract: Grape material is processed to yield a grape extract high in concentrated polyphenols, with ORAC values exceeding at least about 10,000 ?mol TE/g. The grape material is dried, and soaked in ethanol to commence desired concentrate extraction. Following ethanol removal, inactive residue is at least partially separated from the desired concentrate solution, which passes through a macroporous absorption resin that absorbs desired active ingredients. Ethanol resin washing yields an intermediate extraction solution. After ethanol removal, the intermediate extract solution with the mixed active ingredients is refined. During refinement, high concentration of polyphenols and monomeric phenols are separated, and collected. These collected materials yield a desired high ORAC extract solution. Further drying yields the desired material, which is tested and packaged. This material exhibits good water solubility, mild flavor, and can be added to foodstuffs and nutritional supplements as a beneficial antioxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Ethical Naturals, Inc.
    Inventors: Weichao Ying, Xiaoyan Xiong, Jiaomei Chen, Jianying Yang
  • Patent number: 7914840
    Abstract: A process for preparing a texturizing powder by creating a mixture of egg and milk protein components, pasteurizing the mixture at a temperature that is sufficiently high to eliminate bacteria, and drying the pasteurized mixture to form a powder that retains the functional and organoleptic properties of the egg when reconstituted in an aqueous medium is provided. A texturizing powder and edible compositions including the powder are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Bisson, Denis Abraham
  • Publication number: 20100323082
    Abstract: The present invention provides refined roasted coffee beans having a Hunter L value of 10 to 30 and a hydroxyhydroquinone content of not higher than 30 mg/kg by contacting an aqueous solvent with raw material roasted coffee beans. The invention also provides a process for producing refined roasted coffee beans, which includes contacting raw material roasted coffee beans having a Hunter L value of 12 to 35, with coffee bean-derived extract-containing water selected from water containing an extract derived from roasted coffee beans having a Hunter L value of 40 or more and water containing an extract derived from raw coffee beans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Chitoshi Shigeno, Yasushi Shioya, Tatsuya Kusaura, Yoshikazu Ogura, Yoshinobu Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20100316781
    Abstract: A bean curd skin having improved flavor and texture is provided by allowing the flavor and texture of the bean curd skin to be modified. An liquid bean extract including as a principal component a germinated bean extract derived from a germination-treated bean as a raw material is heated to obtain the bean curd skin. It is preferred that the germination-treated bean be germinated to an extent where the bitterness of the bean curd skin is reduced, and where the germination percentage of the germination-treated bean is 10% to 100%. The weight ratio of ?-aminobutyric acid to isoflavone in the liquid bean extract is more preferably in the range of 10 to 100 and 250 to 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: THE NISSHIN OILLIO GROUP, LTD.
    Inventors: Elji Kojima, Toshiaki Aoyama
  • Patent number: 7842330
    Abstract: Flax protein isolates are obtained in a procedure in which flax oil seeds are initially extracted to remove mucilage therefrom prior to crushing to recover the oil and produce a meal. The flax protein meal then is processed to recover a flax protein isolate therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Burcon Nutrascience (MB) Corp.
    Inventors: Brent E. Green, Radka Milanova, James Logie
  • Patent number: 7820226
    Abstract: Flax and linola oil seed protein isolated are provided. Such isolates are made by extracting flax and linola oil seed protein from the oil seed meal, concentrating the aqueous protein solution, diluting the concentrated protein solution to form protein micelles, collecting mass. Further flax protein isolate may be recovered from the supernatant from the protein micellar formation. The protein isolated have a protein content of at least about 90 wt % (N ×6.25), preferably at least about 100 wt %, on a dry weight basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Burcon Nutrascience (MB) Corp.
    Inventors: Brent Everett Green, Ronald W. Martens, Johann Franz Tergesen, Radka Milanova
  • Publication number: 20100233336
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a protein-containing food ingredient, in which flax coarse meal having a low residual oil content is produced or provided, from which parts of native flax protein and soluble roughage are dissolved or at least dispersed by aqueous extraction in an aqueous phase. The aqueous total extract thus obtained is freed of insoluble flax coarse meal fractions. Subsequently, a flax protein/roughage mixture is partitioned from the aqueous phase, in order to thus obtain the food ingredient. The food ingredient obtained in this way is taste-neutral, is technologically functional and storage-stable, and is distinguished by good protein solubility and outstanding boundary-surface properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Klaus Müller, Peter Eisner, Claudia Pickardt, Michael Schott, Heinz Kaiser
  • Patent number: 7767242
    Abstract: Disclosed is a peeled whole dried infused buoyant cranberry. Further a process for preparing the cranberry is disclosed. The process includes sizing individually quick frozen cranberries by collecting those that pass through a mesh screen with 16 millimeter openings and that are retained on a mesh screen with openings of 9 millimeters. The sized cranberries are then peeled and infused in an infusion solution having a Brix of from 40 to 80 at a temperature of from 29 to 44° C.±5° C. until the cranberries have a Brix of at least about 40. The cranberries are removed from the infusion solution and dried at a temperature of from 73 to 85° C. until they have a water activity level of from 0.25 to 0.6 and a buoyancy of at least 30%. The final dried infused cranberry preferably has a Brix of 76 to 84.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventors: Michael N. Bauman, Chris Willoughby, Nirmal K. Sinha, Meena Sinha
  • Publication number: 20100189845
    Abstract: A method for encapsulating flavoring with a prolamin. A prolamin, such as zein, is dissolved in an appropriate solvent. Flavoring is mixed with the prolamin solution. The prolamin and flavoring solution is dried, thereby forming a flavoring encapsulated by a prolamin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA INC.
    Inventors: Julie Anne GROVER, Kevin Arthur HEITFELD, James Dean OXLEY, Joseph Thomas PERSYN
  • Publication number: 20100173042
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a chocolate extract and a process of making the extract. The process comprises mixing a chocolate source with a water miscible solution. The chocolate source and water miscible solution are at a temperature where the chocolate source is in a liquid state during mixing. The water miscible solution and the chocolate form a mixture of a water miscible phase, an oil phase, and a solid particle phase. The mixing allows the water miscible components to migrate into the water miscible phase. The mixture is separated to recover the water phase from the oil phase and the solid particle phase. This water miscible phase is the extract of chocolate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Andrew McShea, Andrew Mark Morotti
  • Publication number: 20100129509
    Abstract: In a method for extracting products of value from animal or vegetable starting material, a solution is to be created, with which extraction is improved, with regard to both the yield and separation of natural products to be extracted, and management of the method. This is achieved in that soluble constituents are extracted from the starting material in a first extraction step, using CO2, and subsequently, in a second extraction step, other constituents are extracted with compressed hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Heribert Dierkes, Volkmar Steinhagen, Michael Bork, Christoph Lütge, Zeljko Knez
  • Patent number: 7709041
    Abstract: Techniques for processing cocoa mass are provided. In general, the techniques involve solvent extraction of cocoa fat from cocoa mass, to achieve a desirable cocoa butter and low-fat cocoa powder. In one preferred process, the cocoa mass is the result of grinding cocoa nibs, with absence of a mechanical pressing and heating step, to advantage. Preferred products and uses are characterized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ian C. Purtle, Todd W. Gusek, Bassam F. Jirjis, Frans W. Boddenheim
  • Publication number: 20100015316
    Abstract: Grape material is processed to yield a grape extract high in concentrated polyphenols, with ORAC values exceeding at least about 10,000 ?mol TE/g. The grape material is dried, and soaked in ethanol to commence desired concentrate extraction. Following ethanol removal, inactive residue is at least partially separated from the desired concentrate solution, which passes through a macroporous absorption resin that absorbs desired active ingredients. Ethanol resin washing yields an intermediate extraction solution. After ethanol removal, the intermediate extract solution with the mixed active ingredients is refined. During refinement, high concentration of polyphenols and monomeric phenols are separated, and collected. These collected materials yield a desired high ORAC extract solution. Further drying yields the desired material, which is tested and packaged. This material exhibits good water solubility, mild flavor, and can be added to foodstuffs and nutritional supplements as a beneficial antioxidant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Weichao Ying, Xiaoyan Xiong, Jiaomei Chen, Jianying Yang
  • Patent number: 7595080
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a Sohporae Fructus extract containing isoflavone. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method for preparing a Sohporae Fructus extract containing isoflavone in high concentration, which is characterized by the steps of hydrothermal extraction, enzyme treatment and ethanol extraction of Sophorae Fructus. A Sophorae Fructus extract containing a high concentration of aglycon-type isoflavone having an excellent bio-absorbability can be prepared by the method of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Rexgenebiotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Suk-Hyung Kwon, Bo-Sik Hwang, Kuk-Hwan Kim, Seung-Hwan Lee, Eun-Ju Yoon, Seung-Hee Lee