Including Gas-liquid Contact Patents (Class 426/474)
  • Patent number: 10213752
    Abstract: A system and a method for the production and provision of CO2 gas are disclosed. A sealable chamber is equipped with heating means and when a CO2 carrier material, such as sodium bicarbonate is placed in it and heated to its decomposition temperature CO2 gas is released. The released gas is conveyed into liquid within a container and when the pressure of the gas in the container raises more and more CO2 gas is dissolved. The heating may be done by conduction mechanism, a microwave heating mechanism or by induction mechanism. The sodium bicarbonate or any other material including carbon dioxide may be disposed in powder, solid, suspension, emulsion, solution or wet powder form. It may be disposed in thin envelope case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SO SPARK LTD.
    Inventor: Pinchas Shalev
  • Patent number: 10111903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a buccal delivery dosage form and its use for administration of a therapeutic gas for buccal mucosal absorption of the therapeutic gas in the mouth of a subject. The buccal delivery dosage form comprises at least one crystallized excipient and at least one therapeutic gas entrapped within the crystallized excipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: TECHNOLOGIES KHLÔROS INC.
    Inventor: Marc Purcell
  • Patent number: 9968107
    Abstract: Food products including artificial eyes or eye voids interspersed throughout the product are provided by forming a visco-elastic mass of the food product and combining pieces of solidified carbon dioxide with the visco-elastic mass. The solidified carbon dioxide sublimes throughout the visco-elastic mass and forms carbon dioxide gas. The carbon dioxide gas expands and forms eye voids nearly instantaneously and the fully formed eye voids are provided in the food product in a matter of hours. In addition, gaseous carbon dioxide stored under pressure, such as through encapsulation or in a pressurized vessel, is combined with a visco-elastic mass and the released carbon dioxide gas expands and forms eye voids defined within the visco-elastic mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: LAND O'LAKES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Dinesen, Clint Garoutte, Kevin Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9737867
    Abstract: A chemical manufacturing system is used in chemical reactions involving a gas, gases or liquid which is turned into a gas, reacting with a solid or liquid, inside a closed reactor system. The chemical manufacturing system is designed to produce highly reactive materials on an industrial scale in a controllable fashion. The modular design and shape of the reactor system and the controls of the system account for the differentiation and improvements over conventional reactor systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Nova-Kem, LLC
    Inventors: Reno Lee Novak, Shannon E. Brandt
  • Patent number: 9215883
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing popping candy which is formed in moulds. A reactor with one or more trays holds the product and one or more moveable transmission mechanisms and one or more lids provided at each end of the reactor act as inlets and outlets. One or more two way valves regulate and maintain inside pressure of the reactor and cooling and heating mechanisms are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventor: Tolga Erden
  • Patent number: 9078460
    Abstract: A method of entraining gas in a flowable food product comprising the steps of accelerating the flowable food product in a flow direction through a flow channel that includes a ramp. Gas is injected into the flowable food product transverse to the flow direction through a porous surface or plate while the food product traverses the ramp to generate a froth. An apparatus for entraining gas in a food product, comprises a source of flowable food product and a food product pump to accelerate the food product through a flow channel. A ramp is disposed in the flow channel as well as a porous surface forming a wall of the flow channel opposite the ramp. A source of gas is in communication with the porous surface, wherein gas is entrained in the food product as it passes by the ramp and the porous surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: George Emanuel
  • Patent number: 9033187
    Abstract: A bottle aerator of the type having a venturi tube having a constricted section with a narrower cross-sectional section and a fluid inlet section having a wider cross-sectional section, such that the fluid pressure is lower in the constricted section compared to the pressure in the fluid inlet section, and the fluid speed is higher in the constricted section compared to the fluid speed in the fluid inlet section, which is improved by the constricted section being constructed and arranged so that when the bottle aerator is inserted into a bottle, the constricted section is positioned inside the bottle. The air inlet is provided at or below the constricted section, which allows air from outside the bottle to mix with the fluid as it passes through the constricted section, so that the fluid is aerated while still inside the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Aerawine LLC
    Inventor: Jamin Luebke
  • Patent number: 9016670
    Abstract: The present invention is a froth wand for an espresso machine that can generate a high velocity stream of steam to foam a beverage at the beverage brewing apparatus. The wand includes an adapter for attaching to the beverage brewing machine at a steam supply outlet, and a conduit for communicating the steam to a steam tube. The steam tube has a cylindrical body with an annular recessed exit, and is surrounded by a cylindrical sheath. The sheath includes a cylindrical plug with a small longitudinal aperture that fits into the outlet of the steam tube. The mating of the sheath's plug and the steam tube forces the steam through the aperture, accelerating the steam at the exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Kelly, Keith R. DeBald
  • Publication number: 20150093486
    Abstract: Nozzle device and nozzle for atomisation and/or filtration as well as methods for using the same. The present invention relates to a nozzle and nozzle device for atomisation, in particular a micro-machined reinforced nozzle plate, that may produce small liquid droplets in air (spray) or into a liquid (emulsion) with a narrow droplet size distribution and to make small air bubbles into a liquid (foam) and to methods of making the same. The invention is further related to a nozzle part for filtration as well as means and methods to facilitate atomisation and filtration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: AQUAMARIJN HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Johannes Maria van Rijn, Wietze Nijdam
  • Patent number: 8986766
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a beverage mixing and dispersing apparatus comprising: —a metering device, —a mixing chamber, —at least one diluent feeding means, —means for moving the mixing chamber, characterized in that the mixing chamber is movable between: —a metering position, where the metering device outlet emerges in the mixing chamber inlet, and —a mixing position, where the diluent feeding means are able to inject the diluent in the mixing chamber and the metering device outlet does not emerge in the mixing chamber inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Raphael Bernhardsgruetter, Cedric Beausire, Lucio Scorrano
  • Patent number: 8985561
    Abstract: A beverage carbonation system, container, carbonator and method for carbonating a beverage are provided. The beverage carbonation system has a container that is removably engageable with a carbonator. The container has a container outlet valve and a container inlet valve that are fluidly engageable with a carbonator outlet port and carbonator inlet port, respectively. At least one pump transfers liquid and carbon dioxide gas between a container chamber and a carbonation chamber when the container is engaged with the carbonator, thereby carbonating the liquid. When the container is disengaged from the carbonator, the container outlet valve and the container inlet valve are closed to fluidly seal the container containing the carbonated liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bonne O Inc.
    Inventor: Darren Hatherell
  • Publication number: 20150079257
    Abstract: The invention concerns a mixing device (1) comprising:—a whipper housing (2), a rotor (3) and a back wall (4), the whipper housing and the back wall forming a whipper chamber in which is lodged the rotor,—the whipper housing comprising a beverage inlet (11) and a beverage outlet (7),—a drive shaft (41) for driving the rotor, said drive shaft being supported by the back wall,—the rotor presenting a radial back surface (33) facing the whipper housing back wall (4) and a radial front surface (32) opposed to the radial back surface—the whipper housing comprising a front wall (21), said front wall facing at least a part of the radial front surface (32) of the rotor, and wherein the whipper housing front wall (21) presents bumps (5) elevating from the surface (211) of the front wall, the upper surface (51) of each bump being flat and the edges (52) of said upper surface being sharp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Cedric Rey, Roberto Angelo Calderone, Fabien Rawyler, Patrice Candaux
  • Patent number: 8978546
    Abstract: This invention provides a device for preserving and dispensing a beverage, having: (a) a housing including one or more compartments, each compartment for storing a beverage container; and (b) one or more dispensing head removably connected to a cartridge, wherein said dispensing head having an aerator for aerating said beverage, wherein said cartridge removably and securely holds a beverage container, wherein said beverage flows from said container to said dispensing head by the force of a pump connected to said cartridge. In one embodiment, the beverage is wine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Electrical & Electronics Ltd
    Inventors: Andrew Yuen Chin Chen, Amy Decem Cheng, Dick Tak Fung Leung, Paul Cheuk Wai Lai, Raymond Wai Ming Wong
  • Publication number: 20150072059
    Abstract: There is disclosed a device to decant liquids, such as red wine, that comprises a top section having a pouring neck, removably coupled to a bottom section. In one embodiment, the top section is coupled with a threaded screw and a food grade seal there between. In various embodiments, the top and bottom sections may comprise an inorganic material, such as a glass or metal, and an organic material, such as a polycarbonate, polypropylene or polyethylene. Combinations of these materials may also be used. Methods of decanting wine using the disclosed device such as at a desired temperature are also disclosed. These methods comprises thermally treating the bottom section prior to assembly and decanting occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Zaczek, James C. McDade
  • Patent number: 8968812
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a liquid mixed product from at least one liquid base component and at least one liquid additive, which is added to the base component in a metered manner, wherein the at least one liquid additive is metered into the base component depending on the amount of the mixed product removed from the mixing chamber (2.3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Ehrlinger
  • Patent number: 8956507
    Abstract: This invention relates to a high efficiency apparatus for manufacturing an aqueous wood smoke solution in the form of a liquid smoke desired concentration by burning wood, wooden chips or sawdust in a limited amount of air. Wood consumption per unit of liquid smoke is significantly smaller comparing to conventional methods, while the air pollution is reduced to a negligible level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Slavomir Olejar
  • Publication number: 20150037479
    Abstract: Wine aerating devices and methods of aerating wine are disclosed. A wine aerating device can include an actuator, a piston movable between first and second positions, a pumping chamber coupled to the piston, and a bubble generating material coupled to the pumping chamber. Upon application and release of a force on the actuator, the piston can move between the first and second positions to inject a metered amount of air from the pumping chamber out through the bubble generating material to generate air bubbles into a container of wine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Douglas Lincoln
  • Publication number: 20150024102
    Abstract: A method of entraining gas in a flowable food product comprising the steps of accelerating the flowable food product in a flow direction through a flow channel that includes a ramp. Gas is injected into the flowable food product transverse to the flow direction through a porous surface or plate while the food product traverses the ramp to generate a froth. An apparatus for entraining gas in a food product, comprises a source of flowable food product and a food product pump to accelerate the food product through a flow channel. A ramp is disposed in the flow channel as well as a porous surface forming a wall of the flow channel opposite the ramp. A source of gas is in communication with the porous surface, wherein gas is entrained in the food product as it passes by the ramp and the porous surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: George Emanuel
  • Publication number: 20150024103
    Abstract: The invention relates to a claimed device (1) for producing milk foam and/or warmed milk, comprising a steam supply line (2) that has a steam supply opening (3), said steam supply (2) comprising a tapering first nozzle (4) for obtaining a suction effect in order to suck in milk at a suction opening (5) which is arranged in said first nozzle (4). The device (1) additionally comprises an air supply device (8) for supplying air into the steam supply line (2) through an air supply opening (9). Said steam supply line (2) comprises a tapering second nozzle (10) to obtain a suction effect at the air supply opening (9) which is arranged in the second nozzle (10), and the first nozzle (4) is arranged downstream of the second nozzle (10) with regard to the steam flow direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Markus Bronnimann, Roland Affolter, Mark Anderson
  • Patent number: 8920858
    Abstract: Improvements in containers are provided, and in particular improvements in containers for preparing and dispensing foamable beverage and food products. The package may contain at least a liquid primary ingredient and a secondary ingredient and comprises at least one wall defining a chamber at least partially filled with the primary ingredient, an outlet for dispensing the prepared product, and a capsule surrounding the primary ingredient separating the secondary ingredient from the primary ingredient. The capsule may be attached to insides of opposing walls of the package such that as the opposing walls are moved further apart the capsule breaks. At least one of the ingredients may include a foaming agent such that the foamed product is produced when the capsule is broken and the primary and secondary ingredients mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R & D, Inc.
    Inventors: Kate Avrial Yauk, Jo-Ann Clark, Ayse Tulay Massey, Sian Henson, Leonard S. Scarola
  • Patent number: 8915402
    Abstract: The invention is a depositing device (5) for depositing flowable food containing gas comprising a pressurized feed line conveying flowable food containing gas under pressure into the food; piston (60) means operatively connected to the feed line comprising a piston and a chamber (61); an outlet to deliver food at the atmospheric pressure into molds (85). The device comprises a pressure retaining means (9) arranged to retain the product in the chamber at the same pressure as the line pressure and to deliver the product through the outlet as pressure in the chamber increases from the line pressure upon descent of the piston in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Roy B. Nelson, William Walter Coatesworth, John Howard Walker, Jonathan Sutton, Richard Johnson Craggs
  • Patent number: 8894042
    Abstract: A wine aerator for pouring wine from a wine container such as a wine bottle into a receiver such as a wine glass. The wine aerator has a large mouthed vessel into which the wine is poured from any wine container and the wine passes through the vessel to an outlet having a plurality of radial holes to break up the flow of wine into small discrete flows to carry out the aeration process. The wine aerator has a base that is affixed to the vessel and has a plurality of outwardly extending projections that are dimensioned so as to contact the rim of a wine glass to position the wine aerator atop of the wine glass while the wine aerator is being used. The wine aerator is inexpensively constructed and has no moving parts where leakage could occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Taylor Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Kilduff, Adam Paskow, Norah Joffroy
  • Publication number: 20140342071
    Abstract: There is provided a mixing device (2) for a beverage and CO2 gas for producing carbonated beverage. The mixing device (2) comprising a mixing channel (4) extending in a main direction (10). The mixing channel (4) comprises wide channel sections (16) and narrow channel sections (18) along the main direction (10). The mixing channel (4) has an elongated cross section seen in a direction perpendicular to the main direction (10). At least a first delimiting surface (22) of the mixing channel (4) is provided with protrusions (20) extending at least partially along the first delimiting surface (22) in a direction across the mixing channel (4) and protruding towards a second delimiting surface (24) of the mixing channel (4) to form the narrow channel sections (18). A turbulent flow of beverage is created by the narrow and wide channel sections. Further a carbonator for producing carbonated beverage, an appliance comprising a carbonator, and a method of producing a carbonated beverage are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventor: Andreas Psilander
  • Patent number: 8889203
    Abstract: A cartridge containing one or more ingredients for the preparation of beverages. The cartridge comprises an inlet for the introduction of an aqueous medium into the cartridge, an outlet for a beverage produced from said one or more beverage ingredients, an aperture in a beverage flow path linking the inlet to the outlet which generates, in use, a jet of beverage, and an expansion chamber located downstream of the aperture. The expansion chamber comprises an expansion chamber inlet for receiving the jet of beverage and an expansion chamber outlet; and an air inlet located in the expansion chamber in the vicinity of the expansion chamber inlet. The cross-sectional area of the expansion chamber decreases in a downstream direction from the expansion chamber inlet to the expansion chamber outlet, and the cross-sectional area and profile of the expansion chamber outlet are substantially the same as the cross-sectional area and profile of the beverage stream as it passes through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoffrey York
  • Publication number: 20140322412
    Abstract: A process for producing milk foam includes pumping milk through a milk line with a milk pump having an adjustable speed for adjusting the capacity of the milk pump. Milk from the milk line and air are mixed inside a first mixing chamber to produce a milk foam. Properties of the milk foam, including a consistency of the milk foam, are a function of the speed of the milk pump. A device for producing the milk foam includes a milk container; an outlet; a milk line connected between the milk container and the outlet; a first mixing chamber installed in the milk line to mix milk and air to produce milk foam; and a milk pump having an adjustable speed coupled into the milk line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Melitta SystemService GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernd Buchholz, Thomas Diester
  • Patent number: 8870167
    Abstract: A fluid aerator connectable to the neck of a container holding a fluid, the fluid aerator having a tubular body having one end adapted to sealingly connect to the neck of the container, a plurality of mixing elements disposed within the tubular body, and wherein when the fluid aerator is attached to the neck of the container and fluid is dispensed from the container, ambient air is drawn into the tubular body and mixes with fluid as it passes over the plurality of mixing elements to aerate the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: John Charles Hardison
  • Publication number: 20140314933
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a foamed meat or fish product, comprising the steps of: delivering a pumpable starting material containing comminuted meat or fish and pieces of bone or cartilage to a dispersing apparatus having a chamber with a cylindrical rotor disposed therein, which is provided, on its periphery, with a number of indentations to generate cavitation, supplying a gas to the dispersing apparatus, operating the dispersing apparatus while generating cavitation and dispersing the starting material with the gas supplied, in the process of which the pieces of bone or cartilage are passed through the chamber, and generating a foamed meat or fish product containing pieces of bone or cartilage which can be sterilised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: MARS, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Johannes P. Schlebusch
  • Publication number: 20140272051
    Abstract: A device for discharging milk and/or milk froth, including a pump to convey milk from a container, a flow-heater, and an output for discharging milk, embodied cooperating with each other such that milk conveyed via the pump and heated via the flow-heater can be discharged from the output. At least one steam generator is provided cooperating with the flow-heater such that downstream in reference to the flow-heater and upstream in reference to the output, steam can be fed to the milk for an additional heating step. An air valve to create milk froth is provided, and the air valve is openable to introduce air upstream in reference to the flow-heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FRANKE KAFFEEMASCHINEN AG
    Inventors: Heinrich Kindler, Heinz Oberholzer, Heinz Vetterli
  • Publication number: 20140242241
    Abstract: This invention provides a device for preserving and dispensing a beverage, comprising: (a) a housing comprising one or more compartments, each compartment for storing a beverage container; and (b) one or more dispensing head removably connected to a cartridge, wherein said dispensing head comprises an aerator for aerating said beverage, wherein said cartridge removably and securely holds a beverage container, wherein said beverage flows from said container to said dispensing head by the force of a pump connected to said cartridge. In one embodiment, the beverage is wine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS, LTD.
    Inventors: Andrew Yuen Chin Chen, Amy Decem Cheng, Dick Tak Fung Leung, Paul Cheuk Wai Lai, Raymond Wai Ming Wong
  • Publication number: 20140234523
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing an aerated confectionery shell comprising the steps of: (i) aerating an edible liquid; (ii) depositing the aerated edible liquid into a mould cavity; and (iii) pressing the aerated edible liquid in the mould cavity using a stamp having a surface temperature below the solidification temperature of the edible liquid so as to shape and at least partially solidify the liquid, thereby forming an aerated shell layer; wherein the aerated shell layer has a total gas content of at least 5%, the gas content being calculated using the following formula (1): Gas content of aerated shell layer=(M2?M1)/M2 Wherein M1 is the mass of the aerated shell layer having volume V1, and M2 is the mass of a non-aerated shell layer having volume V1 and being formed from the same edible liquid as the aerated shell layer and in the same manner as the aerated shell layer. An aerated confectionery shell obtainable by this method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Thorsten Gustav, Paula Mora Castrillon, Rudolf Hauger
  • Publication number: 20140234514
    Abstract: A method of making a foamy beverage includes providing a liquid having at least one lipid-based ingredient therein and adding argon (Ar) gas to the liquid to provide a mixture for the foamy beverage. A beverage is also provided and includes a liquid mixture having at least one lipid-based ingredient therein and argon gas mixed into the liquid mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Steven FINLEY
  • Patent number: 8795752
    Abstract: A device for discharging milk and/or milk froth, including a pump to convey milk from a container, a flow-heater, and an output for discharging milk, embodied cooperating with each other such that milk conveyed via the pump and heated via the flow-heater can be discharged from the output. At least one steam generator is provided cooperating with the flow-heater such that downstream in reference to the flow-heater and upstream in reference to the output, steam can be fed to the milk for an additional heating step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: FRANKE Kaffeemaschinen AG
    Inventors: Heinrich Kindler, Heinz Oberholzer, Heinz Vetterli
  • Patent number: 8790730
    Abstract: Highly purified Stevioside, Rebaudioside A and a purified sweet steviol glycoside mixture were prepared from sweet glycoside extracts obtained from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni leaves. The resulting sweeteners are suitable as non-calorie, non-cariogenic, non-bitter, non-lingering sweeteners, which may be advantageously applied in foods, beverages, and milk products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: PureCircle USA
    Inventors: Avetik Markosyan, Siddhartha Purkayastha, Magomet Malsagov
  • Patent number: 8783665
    Abstract: An interchangeable bottletop aerator for controllably mixing air with a liquid contained in a bottle. The apparatus includes a receptacle and an interchangeable aerator module that is inserted into the receptacle. The receptacle engages and seals the bottle through a multi lumen cylinder that extends inside the narrow neck of the bottle. It has internal structures to adjust flow characteristics of the liquid and encapsulates the module. The module has multiple channels and sections to apply predetermined aeration and flow speed to the contained liquid. The inserted module can be replaced on demand with a different module to change the aeration parameters and adapt the aeration characteristics to various liquids. The interchangeable bottletop aerator presents a solution to the changing aeration requirements of different liquids like wine in a compact, easy to use, and easy to produce package by means of simply replacing and employing different modules inside the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventors: Murat Kuru, Carlos V. Freyre
  • Publication number: 20140199448
    Abstract: Device and method for foaming products such as egg-white, ice cream and soft serve ice cream. The device may include a main tank for holding the product, pressure pump to pressurize gas in the main tank and gas tank to provide added gas to the main tank when needed. The product in the main tank is foamed due to the pressure of gas in the main tank and as a result its volume extends by 30% to 60%. A cooling unit may be added to cool the content of the main tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: SO SODA LTD.
    Inventor: Pinchas SHALEV
  • Publication number: 20140193558
    Abstract: A milk emulsifying method and unit, whereby a first flow of milk, fed along a first feed line (7) to an emulsifying chamber (5), draws a second flow of air from the outside along a second feed line (8) converging with the first feed line (7) upstream from the emulsifying chamber (5); the second flow being subjected to a repeat chopping operation, in which chopping is regulated in both frequency and duty cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: N & W GLOBAL VENDING S.P.A
    Inventor: Claudio Mosconi
  • Patent number: 8734882
    Abstract: Provided is a carbonated drink having a high gas pressure which has improved bubble qualities and enhanced drinkability, is packaged in a container having a resealable cap, maintains a refreshing sensation, a light flavor and a pleasant cooling sensation expected in a carbonated drink having a high gas pressure even when opened and recapped and stored. The carbonated drink is a container-packaged carbonated drink, contains a condensed phosphate(s) in a concentration of 50 ppm or more and less than 2000 ppm, and has a gas pressure of 2.0 to 5.0 kg/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Suntory Beverage & Food Limited
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ido, Tetsuya Komine
  • Patent number: 8727324
    Abstract: A device for aerating a liquid, such as wine, includes a cup portion with a cavity that receives an amount of liquid therein, the cavity extending between a proximal opening and a distal opening. A neck portion of the device defines an aeration section in fluid communication with the cavity. Passages in the aeration section extend laterally to an outer surface of the neck portion through which air is drawn into the aeration section. A central passage through the neck portion is in fluid communication with the aeration section and extends to a distal opening of the device. A diffuser element between the cavity and the aeration section has arms that are configured to contact the liquid as it flows from the cavity to inhibit a swirling flow of the liquid so that the liquid passes into the aeration section in a generally vertical and linear manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Prime Wine Products LLC
    Inventors: Michael Borden, Sean O'Cuinneagain
  • Publication number: 20140127372
    Abstract: A method for processing a crushed vegetal material, which has a solid part and liquid part and is placed inside a container, includes increasing the gas pressure inside the container so that the gas dissolves or diffuses in the liquid part; and decreasing the gas pressure inside the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: NoForm Srl
    Inventor: Remo CROSATO
  • Publication number: 20140120227
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a liquid aromatised with aroma compounds from chocolate, wherein a gas comprising aroma derived from cocoa or a cocoa-based product and water is condensed to provide a liquid aqueous phase and a gas phase; and the gas phase is subjected to pressurisation in the presence of an absorption liquid. The resulting liquid can then be further treated and used to modify and improve the aroma profile of chocolate, compound or any chocolate-flavoured products or products where the intention is to impart chocolate aroma (e.g. packaging).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Angela Ryan, Mauro Cavinato, Jonathan Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140120226
    Abstract: An interchangeable bottletop aerator for controllably mixing air with a liquid contained in a bottle. The apparatus includes a receptacle and an interchangeable aerator module that is inserted into the receptacle. The receptacle engages and seals the bottle through a multi lumen cylinder that extends inside the narrow neck of the bottle. It has internal structures to adjust flow characteristics of the liquid and encapsulates the module. The module has multiple channels and sections to apply predetermined aeration and flow speed to the contained liquid. The inserted module can be replaced on demand with a different module to change the aeration parameters and adapt the aeration characteristics to various liquids. The interchangeable bottletop aerator presents a solution to the changing aeration requirements of different liquids like wine in a compact, easy to use, and easy to produce package by means of simply replacing and employing different modules inside the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: MURAT KURU, CARLOS V. FREYRE
  • Publication number: 20140106043
    Abstract: A new method for making an air-containing mixture introduces air into a viscous mass of raw mixture for forming the air-containing mixture. The introduction of air is performed in connection with introducing the mixture in a treating unit. The raw mixture is pumped under pressure through a nozzle for forming at least one jet which is sprayed through an air space against the surface of the mixture. Air is entrained in the jet of the mixture. The air-entraining jet enters the mixture, forming the air-containing mixture. The air-containing mixture formed thereby is subsequently introduced into the treatment unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: GRAM EQUIPMENT A/S
    Inventor: Tage Petersen
  • Patent number: 8661968
    Abstract: A device for foaming a liquid foodstuff, in particular, milk, including a foaming chamber (5), a foodstuff feed line (4), a steam feed line (7), and an air feed line (8) is provided. The foodstuff, steam, and air feed lines are connected in a fluid-conducting manner to the foaming chamber (5). The air feed line (9) includes an air valve (10) that can be controlled by a control unit (9), and the air valve (10) is an intermittent air valve in which, by use of the control unit (9), at least one state with a high air flow and a state with relatively lower air flow and/or with no air flow can be specified selectively. The control unit (9) and air valve (10) have an interacting construction such that the average air flow of the air valve (10) can be controlled by repeated switching between the at least two states of the air valve (10). The invention further includes a method for foaming the liquid foodstuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Niro-Plan AG
    Inventors: Mariano Turi, Heinz Vetterli, Michel Loetscher
  • Patent number: 8657262
    Abstract: A device for foaming a liquid foodstuff, especially milk, is provided including a pump (2) that has, on the suction side, a feed line (3) that can be connected in a fluid-conducting way to a storage container for the liquid foodstuff. An air feed line (3a) by which air can be fed to the foodstuff is arranged in a path of flow of the liquid foodstuff on the suction side of the pump (2) and, a throttle (4a) is arranged in the path of flow of the foodstuff on the downstream side of the pump (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Niro-Plan AG
    Inventors: Adrian Burri, Andreas Kaiser, Heinz Vetterli, Mariano Turi
  • Publication number: 20140044847
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reusable frothing device (100) for the use in a device for making beverages, in particular for frothing milk in coffee makers. The frothing device comprises at least one first body (101) and a second body (103), which comprise recesses, which form in the assembled state complete channels. For the assembly, the bodies (101, 103) are provided with appropriate coupling members (125, 126, 127), which allow a repeated assembling and disassembling of the bodies (101, 103) so that the recesses in the bodies are laid open in the disassembled state for the sake of cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Franz Hellmaier
  • Publication number: 20140037819
    Abstract: Food products including artificial eyes or eye voids interspersed throughout the product are provided by forming a visco-elastic mass of the food product and combining pieces of solidified carbon dioxide with the visco-elastic mass. The solidified carbon dioxide sublimes throughout the visco-elastic mass and forms carbon dioxide gas. The carbon dioxide gas expands and forms eye voids nearly instantaneously and the fully formed eye voids are provided in the food product in a matter of hours. In addition, gaseous carbon dioxide stored under pressure, such as through encapsulation or in a pressurized vessel, is combined with a visco-elastic mass and the released carbon dioxide gas expands and forms eye voids defined within the visco-elastic mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Dinesen, Clint Garoutte, Kevin Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20140023767
    Abstract: A vessel design for the aeration of coffee, tea, spirits, wine, or mixing liquids/powders has a uniquely engineered system of lateral, horizontal and vertical peaked petal shaped ridges on the inside at specific angles, shapes, and heights. When liquid is swirled over the ridge pattern, friction is created both internally and externally in the resulting vortex, adding oxygen and releasing volatile organic chemicals, creating an optimally mixed, better tasting consumer experience. Vessel design allows a user to swirl as much or as little as desired to affect the mixing process. The present invention has substantial and beneficial effects on the taste of coffee, tea, wine, spirits, and a variety of liquid/powder beverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Michael J. Dikas
  • Publication number: 20140010936
    Abstract: A spout, system, and method for producing a foam from a pressurized mixture of a liquid containing gas bubbles, e.g., air bubbles. The spout consists of a spout enclosure defining the body of the spout, and which receives the pressurized mixture and conveys the foam out of the spout enclosure. The spout enclosure houses a plurality of screens disposed in series that successively screen the pressurized mixture. Each screen is separated from a consecutive screen by a screen spacing. The screening of the pressurized mixture progressively transforms the gas bubbles in the liquid into foam bubbles of a smaller and generally uniform size. The system uses a manifold having a plurality of intakes which introduce under pressure into a chamber gas, and a solute, solvent or liquid, thereby generating the pressurized mixture containing gas bubbles. This mixture is conveyed out of the chamber via an outtake to the spout enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: VKI TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Alain Boily, Jorge Barbales, Marc St. Germain, Marc-Andre Vaillant
  • Publication number: 20130323392
    Abstract: The present invention has as an objective to provide aerated food products containing hydrophobins, and proteins which do not interfere with hydrophobins, and of which the texture remains stable during storage. This objective is met by an aerated food product which contains aggregated protein particles which are not surface active.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Luben Nikolaev Arnaudov, Theodorus Berend Jan Blijdenstein, Andrew Richard Cox, Hyun-Jung Kim, Simeon Dobrev Stoyanov
  • Publication number: 20130316062
    Abstract: A system for creating an aerated food product, whereby a decreased electrical and thermal load may be obtained is disclosed. Furthermore, a method of producing an aerated food product comprising the steps of separately preparing a first food product portion and a second food product portion, transferring the first food product portion to a first aseptic surge tank, transferring the second food product portion to a second aseptic surge tank, mixing a combination of the first food product portion and the second food product portion to create a mixed food product, aerating the mixed food product to create the aerated food product, and dispensing the aerated food product from a filling apparatus into a container is also disclosed. An aerated food product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Ira Allen Nadel, Ajay Kaul