With Separation Of A Constituent Patents (Class 426/472)
  • Publication number: 20140242251
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fractionating whole stillage from an ethanol production facility are provided. Whole stillage undergoes a separation of its liquid portion (thin stillage) from the solid portion (fiber cake). In some embodiments, the solids and liquids in whole stillage may be separated utilizing a screening centrifuge. The fiber cake may be dried to generate a high fiber animal feed. The thin stillage may be provided to a three-phase separator for separation into an oil emulsion, an aqueous clarified stillage, and a protein paste. The protein paste may be dried to generate a high protein animal feed with greater than about 45% protein content. The clarified thin stillage is condensed to yield a syrup with greater than around 60% solids. The oil emulsion is subjected to a pH adjustment to liberate the oil from the emulsion, which is then separated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: POET RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventor: Jason Alan Bootsma
  • Publication number: 20140220227
    Abstract: An animal chew product and processes for making animal chew products is provided. A process includes baking at least one sweet potato to reach a conversion temperature for a time sufficient to generally uniformly convert starch in the at least one sweet potato to sugar; slicing the baked at least one sweet potato into segments of desired shape and thickness; and applying heat at a drying temperature that is below the burning point of the sugar for a time sufficient to dry the segments to a threshold moisture level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Joe Crump
  • Patent number: 8778433
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to corn dry-milling, and more specifically, to methods for producing a high protein corn meal from a whole stillage byproduct produced in a corn dry-milling process for making ethanol and a system therefore. In one embodiment, a method for producing a high protein corn meal from a whole stillage byproduct includes, in a corn dry-milling process for making ethanol, separating the whole stillage byproduct into an insoluble solids portion and a thin stillage portion. The thin stillage portion is separated into a protein portion and a water soluble solids portion. Next, the protein portion is dewatered then dried to define a high protein corn meal that includes at least 40 wt % protein on a dry basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Fluid Quip, Inc.
    Inventor: Chie Ying Lee
  • Patent number: 8613969
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved process and system for producing low oil fried food products. The process discloses frying food products at atmospheric pressure, and deoiling the fried food products using a centrifuge under vacuum pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Alan Barber, Christopher James Koh, Ram Pandit, Scott L. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20130337122
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a new method for dehydrating natural fruit and/or vegetable products in order to modify their textural properties, so as to obtain chewy and non-sticky dices or pieces intended to be used by people having (or suffering from) difficult chewing, for example in sweet food, in dried savoury food, in baby food, hospital food, food for seniors and/or clinical nutrition for people with medical conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Hugues Falquerho, Cecile Pussat, Eric Vouland
  • Patent number: 8420152
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a salt substitute obtained from a Salicornia species. The salt substitute has a high content of phyto-organic minerals from a Salicornia species and low sodium content, which are beneficial to the health of humans. The salt substitute also contains minerals, such as potassium or magnesium, which facilitate sodium excretion from the body and thus reduce the harmful effects of sodium accumulated in the body. Further, the salt substitute has a mineral balance created by the plant's innate metabolism and tastes salty enough for use as a substitute for table salt, and contains organic nutrients including amino acids, which are nutritionally beneficial and reduce the bitterness of minerals present in large amounts, thereby providing a good taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Phytoco Corporation
    Inventors: Deuk Hoi Kim, Tae Hyun Kim
  • Publication number: 20130041043
    Abstract: An excipient from Trigonella foenum-graceum seeds and a process for preparation thereof is disclosed. The excipient obtained from Trigonella foenum-graceum seeds, comprising insoluble and soluble dietary fibers can be used in various pharmaceutical or cosmetic compositions and food, nutritional or dietary preparations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: RUBICON RESEARCH PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Pratibha Sudhir Pilgaonkar, Maharukh Tehmasp Rustomjee, Anilkumar Surendrakumar Gandhi
  • Patent number: 8337933
    Abstract: The invention relates to the preparation of oyster flesh extracts. Raw oyster flesh is placed in an extractor with a solution stored in it. The extractor is closed up tight and pressurized to 1 atm to extract oyster flesh extracts from the raw oyster flesh, and they are fed into the solution in the extractor. An extraction solution with the oyster flesh extracts is fed in concentrated solution to precipitate out the oyster flesh extracts. The precipitates are dried into dry oyster flesh extracts. The extractor is then closed up tight and pressurized to 0.1 atm to 0.2 atm to extract a second portion oyster flesh extracts from the raw oyster flesh, and they are fed into the solution in the extractor. The precipitates are dried into dry oyster flesh extracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Watanabe Oyster Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsugu Watanabe, Takayuki Watanabe, Tomio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8263154
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for the continuous production of whole nixtamalized corn flour, includes a whole clean corn precooking with a lime solution to effect a partial hydrolysis of pericarp and bran with reduced soluble corn loss in Nejayote wastewater. Moisture content is then stabilized, followed by milling and drying preconditioned corn for further endosperm gelatinization in the whole ground kernel, venting and separating the dry-milled fractions. Adiabatic cooling under a partial vacuum of the vented dry-grind fractions and classifying with an upwardly airstream to strip the fine-grind from the coarse grind while the latter is separated downwardly as a moving bed. Venting and separating the classified fine grind fraction; sifting and recovering the cooled and classified fine grind so segregated from the coarse grind, remilling and further screening the coarse grind produces a whole nixtamalized corn flour for tortilla and whole grain corn-based foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventors: Felipe A. Rubio, Manuel J. Rubio, Roberto Contreras, Francisco J. Sosa, Felipe J. Sánchez, J. Fernando Ramirez
  • Publication number: 20120201949
    Abstract: A method of producing solar salt including putting dried solar salt into a color sorter to selectively remove foreign substances. The dried solar salt may be obtained by removing bittern from raw solar salt collected from a salt pond to obtain bittern-removed solar salt; washing the bittern-removed solar salt with concentrated brine to remove foreign substances; naturally dehydrating the washed solar salt to a water content of about 12 w/w % to about 17 w/w % by storing the same in a ton bag having a mesh bottom, to obtain dehydrated solar salt; and drying the dehydrated solar salt by heating. Solar salt, which is hygienically clean and is rich in mineral components, may be conveniently produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: CJ Cheiljedang Corp.
    Inventors: Min Kyung Lee, Won Dae Chung
  • Publication number: 20120064213
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to corn dry-milling, and more specifically, to methods for producing a high protein corn meal from a whole stillage byproduct produced in a corn dry-milling process for making ethanol and a system therefore. In one embodiment, a method for producing a high protein corn meal from a whole stillage byproduct includes, in a corn dry-milling process for making ethanol, separating the whole stillage byproduct into an insoluble solids portion and a thin stillage portion. The thin stillage portion is separated into a protein portion and a water soluble solids portion. Next, the protein portion is dewatered then dried to define a high protein corn meal that includes at least 40 wt % protein on a dry basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: FLUID QUIP, INC.
    Inventor: Chie Ying Lee
  • Publication number: 20110311708
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for making a dehydrated pulp slurry comprising the steps of de-sugaring a pulp slurry, said de-sugaring process producing a pulp slurry with substantially no sugar content, and dehydrating said pulp slurry. The dehydrated pulp slurry produced by this process is such that, when reconstituted, the color, shape, and texture of the pulp contained therein is substantially the same as it was prior to undergoing the dehydrating step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventor: James J. Wang
  • Publication number: 20110300278
    Abstract: Described is a method as well as an apparatus for vacuum cooling of food produce through moisture removal, which method comprising the steps of loading the food produce to be cooled into a vacuum chamber, lowering the pressure inside the vacuum chamber to a predetermined pressure level and maintaining the vacuum chamber at this predetermined pressure level both by removing air through a vacuum pump system for a sufficient of time to allow heat transfer out of the food produce to take place, and condensing water vapor inside the vacuum chamber through a refrigeration system. The method and apparatus is unique in that the step of lowering the pressure inside the vacuum chamber to the predetermined pressure level is carried out using a single stage vacuum pump and the step of maintaining the vacuum chamber at this predetermined pressure level is carried out using a two stage vacuum pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: FLSMIDTH A/S
    Inventor: Louis Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20110256276
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a preparation method of fish sauce seasoning, the method comprising: (a) decolorizing and deodorizing a liquid fish sauce; (b) concentrating the fish sauce from the step (a) and crystallizing salts contained in the fish sauce; (c) separating the fish sauce concentrate (b) and the crystallized salts; and (d) repeating the (b) and (c) steps at least once, and to a fish sauce seasoning prepared by the method. The fish sauce seasoning of the present invention has a high total nitrogen content and is a natural seasoning material as chemical additives are neither contained in raw materials of the seasoning nor added during a processing thereof, and the seasoning's nicely salty and palatability makes it useful as a substitute material for MMG and nucleic acid that are classified as synthetic additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Boo Won Kim, So Youn Eom, Won Dae Chung
  • Publication number: 20110206821
    Abstract: The present invention provides milk-based foods that are optionally gluten free, vegetarian, low or lactose free, high protein, high calcium, and can be frozen. The foods herein can be used as a main course, a side dish, or as an ingredient in other foods, including foods that have gluten or meat components. Methods to make and use the invention are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Michael Costello
  • Patent number: 7943190
    Abstract: A processing system and methods for extracting phytochemicals from plant materials with subcritical water. The processing system includes a water supply interconnected with a high-pressure pump, diverter valve, a temperature-controllable extraction vessel, a cooler, a pressure-relief valve and a collection apparatus for collecting eluant fractions from the extraction vessel. The processing system controllably varies the temperature of subcritical water within the extraction vessel, and may optionally be configured to controllably vary the pH of subcritical water flowing into the extraction vessel. A plant material is placed into the extraction vessel after which a flow of subcritical water is provided through the extraction vessel for extraction of phytochemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Her Majesty the Queen in Right in Canada as Represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Inventors: Giuseppe Mazza, Juan Eduardo Cacace
  • Patent number: 7935209
    Abstract: A protective covering constructed from an electrostatically charged sheet having a top and bottom surface and an absorbent layer. The absorbent layer has top and bottom surfaces, the bottom surface of the absorbent layer being bonded to the top surface of the electrostatically charged sheet. The absorbent layer is divided into a plurality of cells for containing liquid spilled on the absorbent layer. The absorbent layer can be constructed from paper, open cell foam, fibrous mat, or any other absorbent material. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the cells are constructed by providing hydrophobic barriers in the absorbent layer. The barriers can be constructed from paraffin, plastic, or any other material that can penetrate the absorbent layer. In one embodiment of the present invention, a hydrophobic layer is bonded to the top surface of the absorbent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Inventor: Calvin B. Ward
  • Publication number: 20110027440
    Abstract: Improved methods and apparatus for continuously molding chocolate are disclosed, including a method and apparatus for removing flash from chocolate pieces and products (both molded and otherwise); and a manifold for continuously providing liquid chocolate to a continuous mold and directing excess liquid chocolate away.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: James M. Suttle, George Graham, Keith A. Chisholm, Thomas DeMare, Stephen E. Beavers, Thomas M. Collins
  • Publication number: 20110020504
    Abstract: A method of making crispy pepper chips includes providing a pepper. The method also includes slicing the pepper to form pepper slices. The method also includes cooking and dehydrating without burning to form crispy pepper chips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Doehne Duckworth
  • Publication number: 20100310737
    Abstract: Disclosed are: dry tomatoes having excellent texture, flavor, and appearance, as well as being readily producible; and processed tomatoes suitable as a raw material for producing such dry tomatoes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Masataka Someya, Takahiro Kawana, Katsutoshi Hosoi
  • Publication number: 20100303995
    Abstract: A natural nutritional supplementary food of Abelmoschus manihot (Linn.) medius. It comprises separating and classifying seed, flower, caudex and root of Abelmoschus manihot (Linn.) medius, then harvesting and processing. The materials are directly used as raw material product, or the materials separated and classified are used as filling in the proportion of 1%-20% respectively and added into food main materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: BEIJING DONGSHENG AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT (GROUP) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiyuan Wang, Shaozhang Wang
  • Publication number: 20100112181
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process to recover an antioxidant component. The process can include decaffeinating coffee beans to produce a decaffeination stream and decaffeinated coffee beans and then processing the decaffeination stream to recover the antioxidant component. The decaffeinated coffee beans can be in a usable form after decaffeination so that they can be used as part of a coffee making process to make roast and ground coffee for conventional brewing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Matthew Joel Taylor, Faith L. Szarek, Susan Ruth Ward
  • Patent number: 7709036
    Abstract: A method for producing granules made from malt extract is provided. The method provides for producing granules continuously or in batches under the prevention as much as possible of non-uniform temperature distributions in the production process. Simultaneously, the controllability of the granulation in the production is improved. This is realized by linking thermal conditions in the spraying zone and the temperature conditions in other region of the apparatus. This is achieved such that the supply of the heated process gas for drying is realized exclusively in the spraying region. The reliable supply of particles into the spraying region is performed through the special geometric configuration of the apparatus under the use of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Karlheinz Rümpler, Mike Waskow, Bernhard Wand
  • Publication number: 20090317530
    Abstract: A stable okara concentrate is provided, being a protein-rich powder to be used in producing healthy foodstuffs, enriched in proteins, dietary fibers, and free of cholesterol, essentially consisting of natural materials not contacted with any toxic or harmful substances during their production. Useful premixes for use in food industry or household are also provided. The concentrate may be made from a by-product obtained in soybeans processing. Food products comprising the okara concentrate are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Ilan Rotem, Nava Almog
  • Patent number: 7594342
    Abstract: A spherical vacuum desiccator consists of two substantially identical shells which are connected together at an engagement region. A receiving segment and connecting segment are positioned in a spaced-apart relationship within the engaging region of each hemispherical shell. In the assembled condition of the invention, each hemispherical shell is disposed in an inverted position with respect to the other shell and the connecting segment of the two hemispherical shells engage at the receiving segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Bel-Art Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Thom, David Landsberger, Francis Gomes
  • Publication number: 20090238935
    Abstract: A stabilized bran component and a stabilized whole grain flour containing the component are produced by subjecting a bran-enriched coarse fraction which contains bran, germ and starch to grinding or milling to reduce grittiness of the coarse fraction without substantially damaging the starch due to abrasion. The coarse fraction may be stabilized by heating to substantially reduce the lipase and lipoxygenase activity of the coarse fraction without substantial gelatinization of the starch. High levels of natural antioxidants and vitamins are retained while avoiding substantial acrylamide formation during the stabilization. The stabilized coarse fraction or stabilized bran component may be combined with a fine fraction which contains predominantly endosperm to obtain a stabilized whole grain flour. The stabilized whole grain flours and the stabilized bran component exhibit extended shelf life and may be used for making baked goods, such as cookies, with desirable oven spread, and a non-gritty mouthfeel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC,
    Inventors: Lynn C. Haynes, Harry I. Levine, Louise Slade, Ning Zhou, James Manns, Diane Gannon, Edward D. Howey, Mihaelos N. Mihalos, Charles W. Epperson, Sarwat Gabriel, Domenico Cassone, Jeanny E. Zimeri
  • Publication number: 20090238930
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to powdered, protein-rich comestibles and methods for producing same. Disclosed are powdered, protein-rich comestibles having a protein content of at least about 65%, a moisture content of less than about 5%, and a lipid content of less than about 10%, wherein the powder has an average particle size of less than about 65 ?m. In one aspect, comestibles can be derived from fish sources. Also disclosed are methods for producing powdered, protein-rich comestibles by isolating soluble proteins from a mixture of water and comminuted raw fish product and drying the isolate to a powder. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Subramaniam Sathivel
  • Publication number: 20090226594
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for obtaining grains of monocotyledonous plants, notably of poaceae and in particular of graminae, remarkable in that it comprises at least the following steps for harvesting plants in an immature condition, then separating the grains, and then removing the glumes and/or glumellae of the grains without drying or torrefaction in order to obtain immature, raw and entire grains substantially without glumes and/or glumellae. Another object of the invention relates to immature grains of monocotyledonous plants, notably of poaceae and in particular of graminae, the glumes and/or glumellae of which have been removed, capable of being obtained by a method according to the invention. The invention also relates to a food composition comprising grains according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Joël Abecassis, Alexandre Bouniol, Marc Chaurand
  • Publication number: 20090118360
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process comprising the steps of: expressing juice from fresh tea leaves thereby to produce leaf residue and tea juice wherein the amount of expressed juice is greater than 300 ml per kg of fresh tea leaves; subjecting the fresh tea leaves and/or the leaf residue to an enzyme deactivation treatment thereby to prevent fermentation of the leaf residue; and drying the leaf residue to produce leaf tea. Also disclosed is a leaf tea obtained by the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Steven Peter Colliver, David George Sharp
  • Publication number: 20090104326
    Abstract: A solid sweetening composition having erythritol and a secondary sweetener in a single solid matrix, a method of making the solid sweetening composition and methods of sweetening a comestible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Steven J. Catani, Norman E. Collins, III, Juan L. Navia, Eric H. Widor
  • Patent number: 7485332
    Abstract: Byproduct from extracting citrus juice from whole fruit is made into a slurry and extracted to provide a rudimentary peel juice. This is processed into a raw peel juice and microfiltered to prepare a clarified raw peel juice. The peel juice is processed to remove naturally occurring components which detract from the quality of the fruit juice. Such components are removed by contacting the peel juice with an adsorptive rein in order to provide an enhanced peel citrus juice, which can be blended with other juices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Tropicana Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Osvaldo A. Chu, Yongsoo Chung, Thomas Sanders
  • Publication number: 20080279983
    Abstract: Processes for improving the properties of byproducts of dry milling are described. In one process, fractionated plant seed tissue is soaked such that starch is loosened and washed away in the soaking liquid. A byproduct results that has decreased starch content, and when the byproduct includes germ tissue, has increased oil content. In a process, short soak times and lower temperatures are used as compared to traditional wet milling processes, and results in a byproduct that has both increased protein dispersibility index and increased oil content. Lower pH may further increase oil and protein dispersiblity index levels. When a higher pH is used, protein dispersiblity increases, regardless of the temperature of the soaking liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: Corn Value Products
    Inventors: Troy Lohrmann, David Paustian, Daniel Hammes, Zivko Nikolov
  • Publication number: 20080274234
    Abstract: A method of treating seeds includes piercing a multiplicity of seeds such that shells of a majority of the seeds are pierced, aerating the pierced seeds, and reducing a water content of the pierced seeds. Another method of treating seeds includes placing a bulk quantity of seeds in a container, forming a mass of seeds and liquid in the container, sealing the container to create a substantially closed environment inside the container, and fermenting the mass in the sealed container. Another method of treating seeds includes placing a multiplicity of pierced seeds in a ventilated enclosure, forcing air through the enclosure such that the seeds are exposed to the air, and mixing the seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventor: Carter Robert Miller
  • Publication number: 20080268124
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high fat to protein ratio egg yolk product and a method of preparing same. More particularly, the invention pertains to a dried high fat to protein ratio egg yolk product which substantially maintains the functional characteristics of whole egg yolk, is convenient to use, and has a long shelf life. The present invention also relates to a method of utilizing such a high fat to protein ratio product in making egg containing bakery products, mayonnaise and other food products. A process for preparing a dried high fat to protein ratio egg yolk which comprises: (a) separating an egg yolk from a whole egg; (b) concentrating the fat to protein ratio of the egg yolk so that the ratio is greater than 2.0:1, and (c) drying the concentrated egg yolk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: IRI SEPARATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James Stewart Campbell, Ian Gordon Cooke
  • Patent number: 7320810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to food products comprising in percent by weight of dry matter, 0.5-5% of a viscous soluble fibre, 2-20% oat bran concentrate, and 7-35% cereal bran. The specific amount of these constituents provide for a high viscosity and are suitable to delay glucose absorption or appearance in blood and/or to maintain raised glucose levels while avoiding high glucose peaks. The high viscosity of a food product was shown to be a key factor in the appearance of glucose in the blood stream. Hence, the food products according to the present invention are also suitable for diabetic patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Piere Wuersch, Olivier Ballevre, Hubert Milon, Birgit Sievert
  • Patent number: 7208189
    Abstract: The invention describes the cost effective process for the preparation of a mixture of salts having low sodium salt (health salt) contain and exclusively derived from vegetable sources which have desired sodium chloride: potassium chloride ratio and traces of micronutrients including iodine, said salt is white in color and free flowing in nature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    Inventors: Pushpito Kumar Ghosh, Kalpana Haresh Mody, Muppala Parandhami Reddy, Jinalal Shambhubhai Patolia, Karuppanan Eswaran, Rajul Ashvinbhai Shah, Bhargav Kaushikbhai Barot, Mahesh Ramniklal Gandhi, Aditya Shantibhai Mehta, Ajoy Muralidharbhai Bhatt, Alamuru Venkata Rami Reddy
  • Patent number: 7005155
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the manufacture of a cereal product having an improved protein content and improved baking properties, whereby one mills cereals up to between 50 to 70% with regard to the kernel, that one from a part feed of said flour isolates native gluten and the content of water soluble constituents such as pentosans, that one add the native gluten thus isolated and constituents isolated, such as pentosans, to the remaining feed of flour, that the feed of flour being substantially freed from native protein and soluble constituents is used as such, or is further processed such as being subjected to an enzymatic hydrolysis to obtain a glucose syrup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Ingemar Bjurenvall
  • Patent number: 7001629
    Abstract: A microwave extraction method involves the steps of placing biological material in an enclosure without any solvent whatsoever and exposing the solvent-free biological material to microwave radiation to free at least some of the natural product, and then separating any residual biological material from the extracted natural product. Additionally, the microwave extraction method involves the steps of applying reduced pressure in the enclosure during the microwave radiation stage and heating the enclosure during at least most of the microwave radiation stage to compensate for the temperature drop resulting from water evaporation from the biological material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Archimex
    Inventors: Philippe Mengal, Bernard Mompon
  • Patent number: 6592914
    Abstract: A method for producing, from an oats flour fraction, a water soluble &bgr;-glucan composition having a high &bgr;-glucan/glucose weight ratio, preferably a ratio of 15:1 or more, involves the use of &bgr;-amylase in an amount sufficient to transform more than 50% by weight, preferably more than 65% by weight, of the starch contained in the oats flour fraction to maltose. The enzymes pullulanase and/or protease may be used in combination with &bgr;-amylase. Also disclosed are corresponding compositions which may be further processed, as well as food products provided with them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Inventor: Angeliki Oste Triantafyllou
  • Patent number: 6497911
    Abstract: A moist non-rewetted particulate material obtained from an extract of e.g. coffee by drying, is subjected to a heat treatment being carried out without affecting the moisture content of the particulate material at a combination of temperature and time being adequate for effecting fusion so as to form a compact cake-like structure, which is disintegrated into granular material before drying to final moisture content, whereby fines may be separated without being subjected to final drying, and recirculated in the process. Hereby a product having an appearance similar to and a quality comparable to or better than that of freeze dried coffee can be obtained in a less expensive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Niro A/S
    Inventors: Ove Emil Hansen, Per Bo Sørensen, Jørgen Ilkjær, Jens Mourits Sørensen
  • Publication number: 20020187223
    Abstract: The invention relates to a granular delivery system based on a matrix combining at least a carbohydrate material with from 1 to 7% of prehydrated agar agar. The system disclosed is particularly stable in aqueous environments and is capable of providing the controlled release of an active flavoring or perfuming ingredient there-encapsulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventors: Robert C. McIver, Florin Vlad, Robert A. Golding, Travis D. Leichssenring, Daniel Benczedi
  • Patent number: 6486205
    Abstract: A new natural mixture of primary fatty acids of high molecular weight ranging from 24 to 38 carbon atoms, especially those ranging between 26 and 36 carbon atoms and more especially those of straight chain of 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36 carbon atoms. This mixture has a relative composition of each fatty acid that is highly reproducible batch to batch and it is extracted from sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum, L.) wax. This mixture of fatty acids has specific pharmacological properties that supports its use as an active component of pharmaceutical formulations used as hypocholesterolemic and against hypercholesterolaemia type II, as antiplatelet, anti-thrombotic and anti-ischemic. This mixture of primary fatty acids is also effective in the inhibition of the development of gastric ulcers induced by different agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Laboratorios Dalmer SA
    Inventors: Luis Gonzáles Bravo, David Marrero Delange, Abilo Laguna Granja, Rosa Maria Más Ferreiro, Maria de Lourdes Arruzazabala Valmana, Daysi Carbajal Quintana, Mirian Cora Medina, Roberto Menendez Soto del Valle
  • Patent number: 6372275
    Abstract: The present invention 10 involves a drying process wherein cooked seafood 12 is deposited into an input port 14 of the dryer 10 wherein a conveyance system 16 moves the seafood or shellfish 12 while it is being dried. A power supply 28 is provided for the conveyance system 16 along with an on/off switch 30. Dryer equipment is provided by a blower 32 having a heater 34 thereby providing a piped hot air system 36. At a selected predetermined time the shellfish 12 are removed manually 18 or by vacuum equipment 20 to a peeling device 22 having rotational equipment for turning the shellfish 12 until the shells 24 have been removed by vacuum equipment 20 to a predetermined location as well as the cleaned product 26 being removed to a predetermined location. Alternative designs are provided using an ascending conveyance system and a stacked horizontal conveyance system. Also, alternative peeler designs are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Inventor: Michael J Hulin
  • Patent number: 6228993
    Abstract: A novel process for making an isoflavone concentrate product from soybeans which includes diluting solubles from alcohol-extracted hexane-defatted soybean flakes to about 10% to about 30% solids, separating undissolved solids from the diluted soy solubles, pasteurizing the separated solids and drying the pasteurized solids to make a product having at least 8 times the isoflavone content of the flakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Central Soya Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur H. Konwinski
  • Patent number: 6177120
    Abstract: A dietetic, chloresterol-reduced whole egg or egg yolk product and its method of preparation in which the whole egg or the yolk is dehydrated, a grain size of about 150&mgr; to about 300&mgr; is formed, the grains are suspended in a low-cholesterol liquid food oils, the cholesterol is dispersed into the liquid food oil, and the cholesterol enhanced liquid food oil is removed, wherein the grain size is maintained throughout the chloresterol reduction process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Inventor: Martin Jackeschky
  • Patent number: 6106673
    Abstract: A process and system are provided for the separation of a fermentation process byproduct into its constituent components and for the subsequent recovery of those constituent components. The process is remarkably simple--requiring only 1) heating of a mixture containing the byproduct so as to separate the oil from a base component of the byproduct to which the oil is bound, followed by 2) recovering the base product, oil, and possibly other substances such as molasses from the mixture. The process can be performed on a large scale and in a continuous fashion using a mechanical separator to recover fibers from a heated mixture to produce a solids stream and a liquor stream and by then removing oil and insoluble substances from the liquor stream in an evaporator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: CDC Environmental Corp.
    Inventor: David Ray Walker
  • Patent number: 6048568
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing a bean curd containing pine leaves including the steps of: admixing beans kept soaked in water with pine leaves at the ratio of 15 to 20:1; smashing the mixture into powder of 50 to 80 mesh; boiling the powder of the mixture in the temperature range of 95 to 100; separating it into soft bean-curd juice and lees; and providing coagulation of the soft bean-curd juice, so that the bean curd gives out a unique fragrance of the pine leaves and the man who eats the bean curd can intake all kinds of nutrients such as amino acids, minerals and vitamins contained in the pine leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Inventor: Seong Hwan Im
  • Patent number: 5936069
    Abstract: The present invention provides an economical method to produce an improved soy protein concentrate from soybeans which have been genetically-modified to reduce or eliminate the raffinose, stachyose and lipoxygenase content and associated off-flavors. The improved soy protein concentrate is highly functional, has good palatability and high retention of vitamins, minerals and isoflavones, little or no indigestible oligosaccharides, and is low in fiber such that it can be used in place of soy protein isolates in many applications. Further, the low processing costs of the present invention result in an economical product which offers a superior alternative for lower value uses such as aquaculture diets, pet foods, calf milk replacers, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation
    Inventor: Lawrence A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5874538
    Abstract: A process for producing soybean protein comprising the step of adding to a soybean protein-containing raw material an aqueous solution of 0.05 to 3.0% by weight of an inorganic salt to form a suspension, causing soybean protein to dissolve in the suspension with adjustment of the pH thereof to 7.5 to 9.0 to form a suspension extract, and removing insoluble components from the suspension extract to obtain an extract; the step of subjecting the extract to acid precipitation with adjustment of the salt concentration thereof to from 0.2 to 1.0% by weight and the pH thereof to 5.0 to 5.7, to collect an acid precipitate; and the step of washing carried out at least once by adding water or an aqueous solution of not more than 1.0% by weight of an inorganic salt to the acid precipitate to form a dispersion, and stirring the dispersion with adjustment of the pH thereof to from 5.0 to 5.7, to collect a precipitate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Morinaga & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gorou Kuwata, Masatake Imai, Naoko Murayama
  • Patent number: RE41537
    Abstract: Byproduct from extracting citrus juice from whole fruit is made into a slurry and extracted to provide a rudimentary peel juice. This is processed into a raw peel juice and microfiltered to prepare a clarified raw peel juice. The peel juice is processed to remove naturally occurring components which detract from the quality of the fruit juice. Such components are removed by contacting the peel juice with an adsorptive rein resin in order to provide an enhanced peel citrus juice, which can be blended with other juices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Tropicana Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Osvaldo A. Chu, Yongsoo Chung, Thomas Sanders, D. Scott Lineback