Separating Solid From Liquid Material Patents (Class 426/495)
  • Patent number: 9040108
    Abstract: The invention proposes a device for decaffeinating a liquid. The device includes at least one cathode electrode and at least one anode electrode which are spaced apart and which are immersed in the liquid; a power supply coupled to the at least one cathode electrode and the at least one anode electrode and configured to apply power thereto, wherein the at least one cathode electrode and the at least one anode electrode are configured to generate an electric field in the liquid upon application of the power to attract caffeine molecules in the liquid to the at least one cathode electrode; wherein the at least one cathode electrode is made of or coated with an absorbing material configured to absorb at least part of the caffeine molecules that are attracted to the at least one cathode electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventors: Guangwei Wang, Declan Patrick Kelly
  • Patent number: 8999423
    Abstract: High energy and high protein liquid nutrition enteral compositions are provided that contain micellar casein and caseinate, an optionally a small amount of whey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: N. V. Nutricia
    Inventors: Edward Lucian Sliwinski, Wynette Hermina Agnes Kiers, Natalie Elizabeth Hotrum
  • Publication number: 20150044353
    Abstract: Beverages are provided having enhanced colloidal stability using a low calcium sensitive (calcium stable) high acyl gellan gum. The low calcium sensitive high acyl gellan gum has superior suspension performance for colloidal stability compared to other high acyl gellan gums. The low calcium sensitive high acyl gellan gum is prepared by adjusting the pH of a gellan fermentation broth (polymer solution) prior to pasteurization and reducing the pasteurization hold time compared to conventional pH levels and hold times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: C. Ronnie Yuan, Neil Argo Morrison, Ross Clark
  • Patent number: 8945657
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: James J. Wang, Douglas A. Bippert
  • Patent number: 8945645
    Abstract: The invention described herein relates to a process for the simultaneous concentration and rectification of grape must with the retention of the volatile aromas precursors. The process consists in the integration of nanofiltration in concentration/diafiltration modes, with electrodialysis. The nanofiltration membranes exhibit selective permeation controlled by steric hindrance mechanisms and/or electrostatic interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Instituto Superior Tecnico
    Inventors: Maria Norberta Neves Correia de Pinto, Victor Manuel Geraldes Fernandes, Isabel Margarida Martins Lopes Catarino Gomes
  • Publication number: 20140377421
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing a plant derived beverage product or process intermediate, the method including the steps of: providing a crushed or liquefied extract of a plant material, exposing the extract to a size exclusion purification means involving membrane filtration (such as nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis or cross flow filtration) to provide a beverage product or a process intermediate thereof, wherein the purification means is capable of at least partially separating an undesirable component, from a desirable component. The purification methods may be applied to plant materials to selectively remove various components, while leaving others. This allows for the preparation of custom plant extract beverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Gillian Kambouris
  • Patent number: 8911809
    Abstract: A centrifuge has an inner and an outer screw. The outer screw transfers material towards a cone-shaped section that leads to an outlet of the centrifuge. A mixture of meat components, liquid carbon dioxide, gas, and optionally water, is spun in the centrifuge. The dense components, such as lean meat, will accumulate away from the axis of rotation and be transferred by the outer screw towards the cone-shaped section. The less dense components, such as fat and adipose tissue, accumulate toward the center of rotation, and are transferred toward an outlet of the centrifuge via the inner screw. Gas accumulates in the proximity of the cone-shaped section and impedes liquid carbon dioxide from exiting with the dense components. The centrifuge is pressurized, which maintains carbon dioxide as a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: SafeFresh Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony J. M. Garwood
  • Patent number: 8859025
    Abstract: A method for separating fat particles from lean particles. The method includes providing a mixture comprising a fluid, fat particles, and lean particles; introducing the mixture to an inlet of a chamber, wherein the chamber has an upper outlet and a lower outlet distal to the inlet; irradiating the mixture with UVc energy as the mixture is transferred through the chamber; allowing particles less dense than the fluid to be carried out from the chamber through the upper outlet; and allowing the particles more dense than the fluid to be carried out from the chamber through the lower outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Safefresh Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony J. M. Garwood
  • Publication number: 20140199453
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing used cooking oil to remove contaminates therefrom to produce recycled cooking oil are disclosed. The systems and methods may comprise a continuous flow of the used cooking oil therethrough. The methods and systems may comprise a first filter configured to remove solid contaminates of a first size from used cooking oil flowing therethrough, and a heating mechanism in communication with the first filter to heat the used cooking oil to at least about 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The methods and systems may further comprise a centrifuge mechanism in communication with the heating mechanism to remove solid contaminates and liquid contaminates from the heated used cooing oil. The methods and systems may also comprise a second filter in communication with the centrifuge mechanism that is configured to remove solid contaminates of a second size from the used cooking oil to produce processed recycled cooking oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: UNITY FUELS LLC
    Inventor: Jeff T. Deweese
  • Patent number: 8765203
    Abstract: A method for preparing a low-fat snack food fries the snack food, removes some of the oil accumulated by the frying, re-applies oil onto the surface of the snack food and then applying a seasoning or flavoring that adheres to the snack food via the surface coating of oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Diamond Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe McCarthy, Carolyn Richards Ottenheimer
  • Publication number: 20140178541
    Abstract: Methods of preventing gout attacks are disclosed. The methods allow consumption of alcoholic drinks including beer in excess volume without triggering a gout attack. The methods discuss techniques of removing or reducing the levels of amino acid, protein, or purine levels in liquids. Amino acids, proteins, or purines break down forming uric acids which can trigger gout attacks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Bo Tran
  • Patent number: 8714079
    Abstract: An apparatus for making cheese including a whey conduit, a milk conduit, and a heat exchange device between the whey conduit and the milk conduit. Preferably, the heat exchange device includes a heat transfer circuit including a heat transfer conduit, heat transfer medium in the heat transfer conduit, a whey heat exchanger between the whey conduit and the heat transfer conduit, and a milk heat exchanger between the heat transfer conduit and the milk conduit. A thermal storage device can be in thermal contact with the heat exchange device to allow heat energy from the whey to be accumulated and stored for future use in heating incoming milk. The thermal storage device includes a thermal storage conduit, a thermal storage heat exchanger between the heat exchange device and the thermal storage conduit, thermal storage medium in the thermal storage conduit, and a thermal storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Rohde Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael E. Rohde
  • Publication number: 20140024714
    Abstract: The present invention relates to artificial oil bodies comprising oleosin (which, as presently defined, also encompasses caleosin, steroleosin and polyoleosin), a surfactant such as a phospholipid, and an oil comprising fatty acids, such as polyunsaturated fatty acids having four or more double bonds. The present invention also relates to methods of preparing said artificial oil bodies. These AOBs may further comprise other molecules such as bioactive molecules, used in a wide variety of products, and are particularly useful for producing oxidatively stable oil-in-water emulsions in the absence of added antioxidants. The present invention further encompasses a method for the partial purification of oleosin from a plant extract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Rajendranatha Chakrapani Wijesundera, Zhiping Shen, Thomas Boiteau, Xinqing Xu, Leif Lundin
  • Publication number: 20140017387
    Abstract: Emulsified foods are provided in which whole egg or egg yolk, conventionally employed to formulate such foods, such as mayonnaises, is replaced, in whole or in part, by a canola protein isolate, which may be a PMM-derived canola protein isolate, the canola protein isolate directly obtained from the supernatant from the formation of PMM or the canola protein isolate obtained following heat treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin I. Segall, Sarah Medina, Brandy Gosnell, Martin Schweizer
  • Publication number: 20130309376
    Abstract: A separator includes a rotatable drum having a vertical rotational axis, a disk stack arranged in the drum, an inner gripper and an outer gripper that do not rotate with the drum are configured to discharge mutually-separated liquid phases. A discharge line is assigned to each gripper and is arranged in an associated gripper chamber of the drum. The inner gripper includes an inner gripper shaft and the outer gripper includes an outer gripper shaft both of which shafts protrude axially from the drum. Each associated gripper chamber, with its associated gripper, revolves on different radii with respect to the rotational axis such that a chamber is formed radially between an outer circumference of the inner gripper shaft and an inner circumference of the outer gripper shaft. A fluid is insertable into the chamber through a channel, which fluid is pressable from the chamber into the gripper chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Wolf-Dietrich Herberg, Carsten Waubke
  • Publication number: 20130302502
    Abstract: A low calcium sensitive (calcium stable) high acyl gellan gum is prepared for enhanced colloidal stability in beverages. The low calcium sensitive high acyl gellan gum has superior suspension performance for colloidal stability compared to other high acyl gellan gums. The low calcium sensitive high acyl gellan gum is prepared by adjusting the pH of a gellan fermentation broth (polymer solution) prior to pasteurization and reducing the pasteurization hold time compared to conventional pH levels and hold times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: C. Ronnie Yuan, Neil Argo Morrison, Ross Clark
  • Patent number: 8557316
    Abstract: A method for influencing the pulp content of a fruit or citrus juice. The method steps include: continuously purifying the juice of a pulp phase in a centrifugal field of a separator, the pulp being discharged from a drum of the separator through a pulp discharge line; measuring a density of the discharged pulp phase by a density flow-through measuring device; and, controlling a controllable device in accordance with a density measurement by the density flow-through measuring device thereby influencing the density of the pulp phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Gea Mechanical Equipment GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Pecoroni, Wolfgang Gunnewig, Rudiger Flocke
  • Publication number: 20130236936
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for separating high value by-products, such as oil and/or germ, from grains used for alcohol production. In one embodiment, a method for separating by-products from grains used for alcohol production includes, subjecting milled grains to liquefaction to provide a liquefied starch solution including fiber, protein, and germ. The germ is separated from the liquefied starch solution. The separated germ is ground, e.g., to a particle size less than 50 microns, to release oil to provide a germ/oil mixture. Then, prior to fermentation, the oil is separated from the germ/oil mixture to yield an oil by-product. The pH of the germ/oil mixture can be adjusted to about 8 to about 10.5 and/or cell wall breaking enzymes or chemicals may be added to help release oil from the germ. In one example, the oil yield is greater than 1.0 lb/Bu.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Chie Ying Lee
  • Patent number: 8524083
    Abstract: A filter device and a method for the filtration of beer, where, for an improved and simplified filtration, the filter includes a nonfiltrate chamber having a nonfiltrate inlet and a nonfiltrate outlet, wherein the nonfiltrate flows into the nonfiltrate chamber substantially tangentially to the walls thereof, and the bottom of the nonfiltrate chamber is constructed at least partially as a filter. The filter also includes a filtrate chamber underneath the bottom, and a filtrate outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventors: Klaus-Karl Wasmuht, Cornelia Folz, Kurt Stippler, Thomas Albrecht, Heinz Humele, Michael Thomas Stein
  • Patent number: 8512792
    Abstract: A method for producing blocks of cheese from curd, wherein a curd mass is deposited in at least one cheese mold provided with a follower and in the at least one cheese mold is subjected to a vacuum treatment and pressing treatment, which pressing treatment is carried out while the at least one cheese mold is situated in a holder in which a vacuum prevails, wherein the vacuum treatment comprises at least a first and a second step, wherein in the first step in the holder with the aid of vacuum pump means a vacuum with a first vacuum pressure is created to draw air and whey entrained with the air from the curd mass, and in the second step the vacuum pressure in the holder is reduced further to a second vacuum pressure, which has a value at which the whey present in the curd mass starts to boil and residual air and free whey are pushed from the curd mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventor: Harrie Spijkerman
  • Patent number: 8481100
    Abstract: An improved system for filtering particulate matter from a liquid in a brewing pot. The improvement includes a filter assembly positioned about a drain tube. The filter assembly has a screen member surrounded by a shield member. The shield member is positioned between the drain tube and the particulate matter separated from the liquid. The bulk of the liquid, located in a top portion of a reservoir bypasses the screen member and drains through a drain reservoir and the drain tube. After removing the shield member, the remainder of the liquid drains through the screen member or filter and into the drain reservoir preventing the particulate matter from being carried through to a fermentor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventors: John Richard Blichmann, Douglas M Granlund
  • Publication number: 20130171312
    Abstract: Processing of a bulk liquid including particles, including use of a rotating strainer surface with openings disposed on a circumference thereof, the openings allowing an extracted liquid in the bulk liquid to pass through the strainer surface while preventing particles from passing through the strainer surface, such that a concentration of particles in the extracted liquid is less than in the bulk liquid; an extracted liquid outflow port which outputs the extracted liquid from an interior region of the rotating strainer surface; and a motor configured to rotate the strainer surface at a speed sufficient to generate a centrifugal force or turbulence at the openings sufficient to prevent the particles from clogging the openings, wherein the strainer surface is rotated and the extracted liquid is output through the extracted liquid outflow port when the strainer surface is fully submerged in the bulk liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: SPX ADV DANMARK A/S
    Inventors: Michael Franklin Jørgensen, Klaus Pedersen
  • Publication number: 20130156929
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new green tea beverage packed in a container that has a good balance of taste and odor, and has refreshing aftertaste with nutritious taste, and has odor note and nutritious taste even in a cold state. The green tea beverage packed in a container of the present invention has a sugar concentration, which is the sum of a reducing sugar concentration and a non-reducing sugar concentration, being 75 ppm to 250 ppm, a ratio of the non-reducing sugar concentration relatively to the reducing sugar concentration (non-reducing sugar/reducing sugar) being 2.0 to 8.0, and a particle size of the cumulative 90% by mass (D90) being 2500 ?m or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Masami Sasame, Kenji Shimaoka, Junko Iida, Kazunobu Tsuru
  • Publication number: 20130156887
    Abstract: A hydrolyzed marine protein product, a method for the production of the product, a feed product for animals, including humans, and a culture medium including the hydrolyzed marine protein product. The protein product may be hydrolyzed by enzymatic activity, bacterial activity, acids, cooking or any combination of these. The protein product may also include stickwater peptide fraction containing bioactive peptides. Feed product could be any nutritional product comsumable by any animal including humans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130156930
    Abstract: The present invention provides a green tea beverage packed in a container that has strong fire odor (savory flavor) and flavor sustention, and has less coarse taste, has transparency, and allows delicious drinking even in a cold state. The green tea beverage packed in a container of the present invention has a sugar concentration, which is a sum of the reducing sugar concentration and a non-reducing sugar concentration, being 50 ppm to 250 ppm, a ratio of the non-reducing sugar concentration to the reducing sugar concentration (non-reducing sugar/reducing sugar) being 8 to 24, and a particle size of cumulative 90% by mass of particles (D90) being 3500 ?m or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Masami Sasame, Kenji Shimaoka, Junko Iida, Kazunobu Tsuru
  • Patent number: 8414946
    Abstract: An improved processing method and system for producing tomato paste and other food products affected by viscosity. Tomatoes are processed into tomato juice. The juice is provided to a decanter that separates or fractionates the juice into two portions—a thicker, more viscous cake portion and a thinner, less viscous serum portion. The serum portion is concentrated by removing a portion of water using an evaporator such as a thin film or juice evaporator. The cake portion can be concentrated if necessary with a drier. The serum and cake portions are re-combined to produce a tomato paste having improved color, texture, flavor and nutrition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: ConAgra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge K. Succar, Theodore G. Tishinski
  • Publication number: 20130045314
    Abstract: An un-sterilized liquid concentrate sweetener composition containing 3-35% sucralose, at least one stabilizing additive having a pH of about 2.5 to 7.5 in the presence of a solvent in the concentrate sweetener, and one or more of the following ingredients: (A) mixed buffer with acid component being first edible acid and base component being salt of second acid with dissociation constant different than first acid to cover a range of pH from 4 to 6.5, (B) polymer stabilizer or hydrocollide stabilizer, (C) at least one osmoticum added to saturate water available for microbial growth in the composition and thereby check microbial growth, the water being added as an ingredient or the moisture may enter as ambient in the composition in course of reuse, and the osmoticum being an ingredient soluble in water and generates osmotic pressure in solution, (D) a preservative and (E) an antibiotic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Pratima N. Shastri, P. Vasudevarao
  • Patent number: 8372463
    Abstract: Low sodium salt compositions containing a blend of sodium chloride and one or more magnesium, sodium and potassium salts are provided. Also provided are methods for making and using the compositions. Further provided are food products containing the compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Exportadora de Sal, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventor: Juan Antonio Flores Zúñiga
  • Patent number: 8349383
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of seed crystals for chocolate products, which process comprises the following steps: Melting cocoa butter or chocolate masses, mixing the melted mass with a supercritical fluid, expanding the obtained solution in an expansion apparatus so that the formation of powder particles takes place, and separation of the powder particles from the gas. The seed crystals obtained in this manner have a high component of ?V crystals and therefore offer advantages over mechanically produced seed crystals in the production of chocolate. The process can be carried out with high space-time yields and therefore offers economical advantages over traditional processes. Furthermore, the use of the produced seed crystals for producing chocolate products with advantageous organoleptic qualities is subject matter of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Uelzena eG
    Inventors: Peter Fichtl, Holger Dietrich, Ralf Schliehe-Dierks
  • Patent number: 8322547
    Abstract: A sediment removal assembly (10) is provided for removal of sediment (110) in a container (100). The assembly has a container seal (12) for sealing an opening (114) to the container. The container seal is formed with a seal body (14) with a flow through passageway (20) between opposite ends of the seal body, and a valve arrangement (26) with a valve member (34) normally spring biassed to close said passageway. One end of said seal body is adapted to sealingly engage said container at an opening thereof to close the opening. The assembly also has a sediment reservoir (40) adapted for removable sealing engagement with the opposite end of the seal body and in communication with the flow through passageway so that upon opening the valve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Patrick William Alkemade, Brett Shellcot
  • Publication number: 20120231149
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for treating honey which is at least partially crystallized, with a view to obtaining a honey which can be stored for several months at ambient temperature while remaining liquid and transparent. The method is based on the separation and extraction of at least a part of the glucose crystals present in the honey. This extraction can be carried out by centrifugation or by ultrafiltration. This method excludes heating the honey at a high temperature for a long period of time, and therefore makes it possible to preserve all the properties thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Benjamin Poirot
  • Patent number: 8263156
    Abstract: Innovative food supplement based on biological lycopene, which is the bulk product, i.e. the total extract, obtained by treating with supercritical carbon dioxide a suitable extraction matrix, made by 50% biological tomato berries and 50% biological dry fruits (almonds, nuts and the like) and/or other components, following a co-extractive technology. Tomato berries are conveniently de-hydrated, milled and riddled; the co-extraction matrix (dry fruits, vegetables, others) is conveniently de-hydrated and milled. The obtained total extract is directly used for preparing lycopene based food supplements, without any modification or additivation. With respect to the known commercial food supplement, based on lycopene, such biological lycopene has unique quality features: the total extract is 100% natural; absence of chemical solvents; lycopene concentration in the final natural formula (not artificial); absence dosing problems and contra-indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Leonardo Rescio
  • Patent number: 8247012
    Abstract: The invention can be used in varies industries, in particular, in the food, paper, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The inventive method consists in separating unpasteurized cow milk in a separator, wherein a skimmed milk and fats are separated. Said method is characterized in that it consists in pasteurizing said skimmed milk in a pasteurizer at a determined temperature, in cooling said milk and conveying it to an intermediate balance tank from which the milk is supplied to a micro-filtering membrane-type filter for dividing it into casein and whey proteins, in supplying the separated casein protein to a membrane-type ultrafiltration-defiltration filter, wherein the concentrated product is transferred to a drier for drying, and in cooling and packing the thus produced water-soluble casein flour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Vytautas Fedaravicius, Adomas Juska
  • Publication number: 20120201951
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel liquid or crystalline methionine composition, obtained by means of biomass bioconversion by means of microorganisms that are suitable for producing methionine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: ROQUETTE FRERES
    Inventor: Patrick Fuertes
  • Publication number: 20120164302
    Abstract: A method and system for efficiently producing a fermentative product alcohol such as butanol utilizing in situ product extraction are provided. The efficiency is obtained through separating undissolved solids after liquefying a given feedstock to create a feedstock and prior to fermentation, for example, through centrifugation. Removal of the undissolved solids avoids problems associated with having the undissolved solids present during in situ production extraction, and thereby increases the efficiency of the alcohol production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: BRIAN MICHAEL ROESCH, Keith H. Burlew, John W. Hallam, David J. Lowe, Joseph J. Zaher
  • Publication number: 20120088021
    Abstract: A liquid feeding device for roasting or stewing pots is described which permits a supply of liquid, to be continuously added to the interior of the pot to compensate for liquids and flavors lost by evaporation, and to add additional flavors to the cooking container. The liquid feeding device is in the form of a fluid reservoir mounted on the cover of the pot, the reservoir having at least one hole through which the liquid stored in the reservoir may slowly escape into the below pot. The rate of flow of liquid from the reservoir to the cooking container may also be regulated by providing structure which permits adjustment of the rate of flow of air into the interior of the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Christian Baumgarten
  • Patent number: 8132501
    Abstract: A complex high-density soybean grinder comprises a first filter unit and a second filter unit; a suction unit having a feeding tube for supplying soybeans; a lateral side of the suction unit being installed with a blower and a sound canceller so that soybean can enter into the suction unit; a feeding unit connected to the suction unit and the first filter unit; an electric controller serving to control the feeding unit; a regeneration barrel set connected to the first filter unit and the second filter unit for mixing and agitating soybean dregs from the first filter unit with water; and then the mixed dregs and water being fed into the second filter unit; a reuse barrel set connected to the first filter unit for feeding liquid from the second filter unit to the regeneration barrel set and then to the first filter unit through a pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventors: Cheng-Feng Chen, Jui-Tai Cheng
  • Patent number: 8124155
    Abstract: A method for producing fruit or vegetable paste, fruit or vegetable juice concentrate, and similar food products by using Complete Fractionation with Reverse Osmosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Constantine Sandu
  • Publication number: 20120021102
    Abstract: A juice processing system includes at least one fluid line for a concentrated pulp stream, and a flow restrictor coupled in fluid communication with the at least one fluid line for generating a pressure drop in the concentrated pulp stream indicative of a concentration of pulp therein. The system may further include at least one pressure sensor associated with the flow restrictor for sensing the pressure drop, and a controller coupled to the at least one pressure sensor for generating at least one control signal based upon the sensed pressure drop. The control signal may be for an upstream and/or a downstream control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: John Bean Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jose D. Milla, Gregory W. Schrader, Michael L. Suter, David S. Danner
  • Patent number: 8092852
    Abstract: A reduced cholesterol cream, as compared to a conventionally prepared cream, is produced by pressurizing and shearing whole milk prior to separation of the whole milk into skim milk and cream. The skim milk is increased in cholesterol content and the cream is reduced in cholesterol content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventors: I. Edward Salinas, Eduardo Segovia
  • Patent number: 8071152
    Abstract: The present invention concerns methods and compositions that involve whey protein isolates. Methods of the invention include purification processes for preparing whey proteins that are substantially nondenatured across a range of pH, including their isoelectric points. As such, they have low turbidity in solution across a wide range of pH values. Whey protein isolates can be integrated into compositions and solutions that have nutritional, pharmaceutical, and other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignees: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Grande Cheese Company
    Inventors: Mark R. Etzel, Thomas R. Helm, Harit K. Vyas
  • Publication number: 20110244102
    Abstract: Caramel color concentrates are prepared by subjecting a solution of caramel color to ultrafiltration through a semi-permeable membrane having a Molecular Weight Cut Off (MWCA) of no greater than 3000 Daltons to retain caramel solids, but remove 4 MeI and other salts. After ultrafiltration, the retentate is subjected to an acidifying step to convert remaining impurities into salts which are then removed. A shelf stable concentrate is obtained having color bodies with a wide range of molecular weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Setlur Ranganna Ramaswamy, Charles Walberg
  • Patent number: 7993695
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is a novel transformation process of fruits and vegetables for manufacturing industrial derivatives such as hypoallergenic juices, puree and concentrates, etc. mainly intended for individuals suffering from OAS (Oral Allergy Syndrome) following the consumption of traditional industrial derivatives, but also for general consumption to prevent sensitization in atopic patients. In a second aspect, the present invention also relates to the products obtainable by means of said process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignees: Oreste Vittore Brenna
    Inventors: Carlo Pompei, Oreste V. Brenna
  • Publication number: 20110177219
    Abstract: An impurity removal system for purifying wine removable from a wine source. The system includes a filtered wine container defined by a collection portion and having an opening for introducing the wine to the collection portion filtration device which is in operable communication between the wine source and the container, such that at least a portion of the wine introduced from the wine source is in fluid communication with the filtration device prior to collection in the collection portion of the filtered wine container. In operation, the wine is removed from the wine source, introduced to the system, passed through the filtration device and filtered wine flows into the collection portion of the filtered wine container. Vacuum-based and pressure-based filtration systems are also disclosed, as well as a method of removing impurities from wine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Vinterus Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Robert G. Roodman, J. Michael Havelka, Jack D. Smiley
  • Publication number: 20110165310
    Abstract: A method for treating a sugar-containing natural consumable product for lowering its sugar content includes passing a stream of a sugar-containing natural consumable product into contact with a bed of ionic adsorbent material capable of chromatographically separating sugar from the natural consumable product; and chromatographically separating a sugar-diminished natural consumable product from the adsorbent bed. A high intensity natural and/or artificial sweetener can be added to the sugar-diminished beverage to produce a beverage product having similar flavor and nutritional content as the original beverage, but containing a lower amount of calories. The sugar-reduced beverage also can be used as a flavoring for the beverage and food industry; or as an ingredient component for reduced and full calorie foods (e.g., jellies, candies, etc.). The sugar-reduced beverage can be concentrated to a higher level using less energy as compared to standard juices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel J. Blase, Cheriyan B. Thomas
  • Patent number: 7972644
    Abstract: With the object of providing a bottleable green tea beverage for selling hot, a bottleable green tea beverage was prepared, which is a bottleable green tea beverage containing a green tea extract obtained by extracting green tea leaves, wherein the content in epigallocatechin gallate and gallocatechin gallate is 380 mg/l to 1500 mg/l as a total value, the content of glutamic acid is 20 mg/l to 120 mg/l, the diff-use transmittance is 1.0% or less, and the pH is 5 to 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Ito En, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Sugimoto, Naomi Furuse, Kozo Nagata, Hirokazu Hosoyama, Takanobu Takihara, Hiroshi Kinugasa
  • Publication number: 20110159166
    Abstract: A novel canola protein isolate consisting predominantly of 2S canola protein and having improved solubility properties, has an increased proportion of 2S canola protein and a decreased proportion of 7S canola protein. The novel canola protein isolate is formed by heat treatment of aqueous supernatant from canola protein micelle formation and precipitation, to effect precipitation of 7S protein which is sedimented and removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Martin Schweizer, Brent E. Green, Kevin I. Segall, Randy Willardsen
  • Publication number: 20110135797
    Abstract: A method is taught for producing freely draining flocculated sediment from a suspension comprising finely divided solids in water. The method comprises dispersing, at increasing concentrations, a charged particle hybrid polymer (CPHP) flocculant into the suspension to determine a minimum concentration of CPHP flocculant above which a freely draining flocculated sediment is produced that has a minimum permeability of 1 Darcy. Then, the concentration of dispersed CPHP flocculant in the suspension is maintained at or above the minimum concentration. A method is further provided for separating fine solids and water from a suspension comprising finely divided solids in water. The method involves dispersing, at increasing concentrations, a charged particle hybrid polymer (CPHP) flocculant into the suspension to determine a minimum concentration of CPHP flocculant above which a freely draining flocculated sediment is produced that has a minimum permeability of 1 Darcy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Haihong LI, Zhiang ZHOU, Ross Sam CHOW, Pablo CONTRERAS
  • Publication number: 20110027441
    Abstract: A method of sterilizing a liquid food product includes flowing a food product to be sterilized through an input channel. The method also includes flowing the liquid food product through a heating channel that is fluidly coupled to the input channel. Further, the method includes flowing the food product through an output channel fluidly coupled to the heating channel. The output channel is adjacent the input channel, and the output channel, the input channel, and the heating channel are all integrated portions of a heat exchanger. Further still, the method includes transferring heat between the output channel and the input channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Geoffrey F. Deane, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, David P. Tuckerman, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Ozgur Yildirim
  • Patent number: 7867400
    Abstract: A process of separating suspended solids from a fermentation liquor by subjecting the liquor to a solids-liquid separation stage, wherein the fermentation liquor is produced in a fermentation process for the production of a fermentation product, and which liquor comprises lignin, wherein the solids-liquid separation stage is assisted by a treatment system, characterised in that the treatment system comprises an anionic polymer, with the proviso that the treatment system and does not include a cationic polymer having an intrinsic viscosity (IV) of at least 4 dl/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Ciba Speacialty Chemicals Water treaments Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan Hughes, Rajesh Mistry, Kenneth Charles Symes