Having Incorporated Gas Patents (Class 426/67)
  • Patent number: 10119739
    Abstract: A hail producing machine includes at least one diffuser for mixing water and carbon dioxide. At least one heat exchanger is in flow communication with the diffuser for receiving the mixture. A refrigeration unit freezes the mixture to form an ice rod in the heat exchanger. The ice rod is ejected from the heat exchanger and is converted into hail stones by a molding station downstream from the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Tracy Dolan, Steven Cope, Jesse Brown, Kim Ferrara
  • Patent number: 9999863
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerator including: a main body; a storage compartment formed in the main body; a door that opens/closes the storage compartment; a general water tank in which general water supplied from an external water supply source is stored; a mixing tank in which general water supplied from the general water tank is mixed with carbon dioxide (CO2) so that carbonated water is made and stored; a dispenser that provides general water supplied from the general water tank to an outside and provides carbonated water supplied from the mixing tank to the outside of the refrigerator; and an ice-making machine that makes general ice by receiving general water from the external water supply source or the general water tank and makes carbonated ice by receiving carbonated water from the mixing tank, thereby providing general water, carbonated water, general ice, and carbonated ice through the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Jeong, Do Yun Jang, Bong Su Son
  • Patent number: 9695030
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a mixed drink includes a housing, a first single-serve beverage container, a second single-serve beverage container, an opening mechanism for opening the single-serve beverage containers, a chamber with an outlet, a water reservoir, and a pump. The first container holds a concentrate and the second container holds an alcohol. The chamber has an inlet for receiving the contents of the first and second containers and further includes an outlet. The water reservoir is positioned in the housing. The pump is coupled to the water reservoir for transferring water to the vicinity of the first and second containers. Water from the reservoir enters the chamber directly and/or through one or more of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: BIBO Barmaid LLC
    Inventor: Debra L Walker
  • Patent number: 9364018
    Abstract: Systems, methods and cartridges for carbonating or otherwise dissolving gas in a precursor liquid, such as water, to form a beverage. A gas source can be provided in a cartridge which is used to generate gas that is dissolved into the precursor liquid. A beverage medium, such as a powdered drink mix or liquid syrup, may be provided in the same, or a separate cartridge as the gas source and mixed with the precursor liquid to form a beverage. The gas source may include a solid molecular sieve formed in beads in which at least 85% of the beads by weight have a size of 0.71 mm to 2.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Peterson, Jennifer Caitlin Huot Carlson
  • Publication number: 20150037464
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing carbonated water through a typical kitchen faucet. The faucet-integrated carbonation system can include a carbonated water reservoir coupled to a residential or commercial cold water supply line as well as a CO2 tank, all of which can be mounted under a kitchen countertop or the like. The water held in the reservoir can be carbonated using the CO2 when a user activates a CO2 activation mechanism. The system can further include a carbonated water on/off valve for dispensing carbonated water from the carbonated water reservoir via a waterway with an outlet disposed at the end of the faucet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: James McHale, Walter Pitsch, Xiao Jing Ye
  • Publication number: 20150024088
    Abstract: A system and method is described for providing different levels of carbonated water on demand. The system includes a pressurized chamber to hold at least one of water and carbonated water, a gas canister to dispense carbon dioxide (CO2) into the pressurized chamber, a controller to control the dispensing of the CO2 according to level of carbonation required and a valve to vent excess gas from the pressurized chamber after carbonation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Avi COHEN, Allan RING, Alon WAISMAN, Israel BAUMBERG
  • Publication number: 20140356482
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method to solubilize and infuse calcium phosphate directly into water, water beverages and juices at very high concentration from which it is readily available for immediate and complete absorption. A premix of powdered ingredients including ground limestone, amino acetic acid phosphate, amino acetic acid citrate and optionally zinc carbonate, acidulants sweeteners and/or flavors can be mixed with the water, water beverages and juices. The water, water beverages and juices containing infused calcium phosphate do not require further processing and are readily consumable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Rifat PARVEZ
  • Publication number: 20140271997
    Abstract: A method of exchanging gas in a process of making oxygenated water is performed in a water tank. The water tank has a water inlet, a water outlet, a gas inlet, and a gas outlet. Water is received in the water tank. The water outlet and the gas inlet are closed, and the gas outlet is opened. And then supply the water tank with water through the water inlet to make a water level in the water tank go up and make gas above the water level escape through the gas outlet. Next, close the gas outlet and open the gas inlet and the water outlet once the water tank is almost filled up. Finally, close the gas inlet and the water outlet when the water level is lower than a predetermined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BIYOUNG BIOTECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SHU-FEN LEE, CHE-WEI LIN, SHIH-MING TUNG
  • Publication number: 20140263446
    Abstract: The present application provides a rotary carbonator for use with a beverage dispensing system. The rotary carbonator may include an off-center carbonator chamber, a rotor positioned within the off-center carbonator chamber, and a number of vanes extending from the rotor. The vanes may define within the off-center carbonator chamber a first number of vane cavities with an increasing area and a second number of vane cavities with a decreasing area. A water inlet and a gas inlet may be positioned about the first vane cavities and a carbonated water outlet may be positioned about the second vane cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Victor Henry Quittner, William J. Moore
  • Publication number: 20140242219
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerator including: a carbonated water tank in which carbonated water is stored; a water tank supplying filtered water to the carbonated water tank; a carbon dioxide cylinder supplying carbon dioxide to the carbonated water tank; and a controller, if the water level of carbonated water sensed by a water level sensor is less than or equal to a predetermined minimum water level, supplying the filtered water to the carbonated water tank, and if supply of the filtered water is completed, supplying the carbon dioxide to the carbonated water tank so as to produce the carbonated water. If it is expected that the storage amount of the carbonated water is reduced or the user won't use the carbonated water for a while, carbonated water is automatically produced so that the user is not required to wait while the carbonate water is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Ho CHO, Kyung Tae Ko, Jung Yeob Kim, Seong Wook Jeong
  • Publication number: 20140242218
    Abstract: A refrigerator may include a carbonated water tank in which carbonated water is stored; a water tank supplying filtered water to the carbonated water tank; a carbon dioxide cylinder supplying carbon dioxide to the carbonated water tank; a dispenser discharging the carbonated water or the filtered water; and a controller, if the filtered water is supplied to the carbonated water tank and supply of the filtered water is completed, supplying the carbon dioxide to the carbonated water tank so as to produce the carbonated water, wherein the controller stops producing the carbonated water if a discharge instruction of the filtered water is input from a user or if a door of the refrigerator is opened while the carbonated water is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Ho CHO, Kyung Tae KO, Jung Yeob KIM, Seong Wook JEONG
  • Publication number: 20140234488
    Abstract: A beverage system is created having beverage, with at least one liquid. The beverage is created in a variety, including tea drink, coffee drink, milk drink, yogurt drink, malted drink, roasted cereal grain beverage, roasted nut and seed beverage, roasted bean beverage, distilled water, mineral water, sports drink, fruit juice, vegetable juice, fruit drink, vegetable drink, fruit skin drink, vegetable skin drink, plant drink, soft drink, alcoholic drink, and soup drink. The beverage is also created with or without addition of ingredient, including flavoring ingredient, nutritional ingredient, health ingredient, and other ingredient. The beverage can be served as hot drink, cold drink, cold drink with ice, and warm drink. The beverage can be caffeinated, or non caffeinated; and diet or non diet. The liquid includes water, oil, and alcohol. The beverage system is created in various form, including bubble beverage, instant beverage, and beverage with dissolved gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Alice Chang
  • Publication number: 20140199438
    Abstract: A method of supplying oxygenated water is performed on a water tank, in which oxygenated water is received. The method lets the water tank supply a constant amount of the oxygenated water once, and then supply the water tank with water and pure oxygen to recover the dissolution ratio of oxygen of the oxygenated water in the water tank. The method may supply a constant amount of oxygenated water every time for the user to drink it up once.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: BIYOUNG BIOTECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SHU-FEN LEE, CHE-WEI LIN, SHIH-MING TUNG
  • Publication number: 20140134296
    Abstract: An apparatus of making high-oxygenated water includes an oxygen supply, an exchange tank, and a pressure tank. The oxygen supply respectively supplies pure oxygen to the exchange tank and the pressure tank. The pure oxygen is dissolved in water in the exchange tank in a normal pressure environment to obtain oxygenated water. A slow-down unit is provided in the exchange tank to extend the time of the pure oxygen staying in the exchange to raise the dissolved oxygen of the oxygenated water. Next, the oxygenated water is drained to the pressure tank, and then the pure oxygen is dissolved in the oxygenated water in the exchange tank in a high pressure environment to obtain high-oxygenated water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Chien-An CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140099405
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and system configured to produce and provide on-demand, immediate sequential dispensing of varying levels of carbonated water, such as carbonated water having a level of carbonation selected by an end-user, is disclosed. In one aspect, immediate sequential dispensing of varying levels of carbonated water is provided by varying the rate of agitation during a fixed agitation interval. The carbonating unit has a volume with an inlet in communication with a source of carbonating gas and noncarbonated water. An agitator is housed within the volume of the carbonating unit and is operated by a variable speed actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: PATRICK J. BOARMAN, MARK E. THOMAS
  • Patent number: 8650892
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system to extract water moisture from the atmosphere, highly purify and condition the extracted water, and provide beverages for human consumption. In one embodiment, the device collects water-vapor condensation from filtered intake air, and then subjects the condensate to a series of purification filters and to a sterilization process in order to produce drinking water. The system may then use the water produced to provide carbonated drinks, flavored drinks, coffee drinks, or ice. The system may also play music and charge a portable electronic device. The disclosed system may incorporate the variations in different combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: EcoloBlue, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Ferreira, Henri-James Tieleman
  • Publication number: 20140030383
    Abstract: The device for supplying water and soda, includes at least a water feeding line (2), at least a water tank (3) connected to the water feeding line (2), at least a pressurized CO2 tank (4), at least a soda tank (5), elements for transferring (6) water from the water tank (3) into the soda tank (5), elements for injecting (7) CO2 from the CO2 tank (4) into the soda tank (5) in order to mix CO2 with water and obtaining soda, first supplying elements (8) communicating with the water tank (3) for supplying water towards outside, second supplying elements (9) communicating with the soda tank (5) for supplying soda towards outside and cooling elements (20) interposed between the water tank (3) and the soda tank (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Roberto Marchetti
  • Publication number: 20130309361
    Abstract: A refrigerator having a carbonated water production module integrally provided with a carbon dioxide gas cylinder having carbon dioxide gas stored therein and a carbonated water tank to mix purified water with the carbon dioxide gas to produce carbonated water. The carbonated water production module is mounted to the rear surface of the door, and thus it may be cooled by cool air in the refrigeration compartment and be easy to access, and thereby repair and replacement thereof is facilitated. The dispenser includes a carbonated water discharge channel into which carbonated water from the carbonated water tank is discharged, and a purified water discharge channel into which purified water from the water tank is discharged. Since the purified water discharge channel does not pass through the carbonated water tank, a user is allowed to selectively dispense purified water or carbonated water anytime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Soo KYONG, Sang Tak Lee, Kyung Ho Hwang, Hyun Hee Lim
  • Patent number: 8574503
    Abstract: An instrument for producing hydrogen-dissolved liquid comprises a hydrogen generating system stored in a separator, and the hydrogen generating system comprises: a hydrogen generating agent that reacts with raw water to generate hydrogen; a metal-ion sequestering agent that sequesters metal ions dissolved from the hydrogen generating agent; and a pH adjusting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: MIZ Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumitake Satoh, Tomoki Seo, Ryosuke Kurokawa, Bunpei Satoh
  • Publication number: 20130183407
    Abstract: A method for producing an edible composite of gas hydrate and ice is provided, the method comprising the steps of contacting an aqueous solution with carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide at a sufficiently high pressure to form a gas hydrate, but at a temperature preventing this; and then reducing the temperature of the solution to form the gas hydrate and ice; characterized in that the aqueous solution contains from 0.0001 to 2 wt % of an ice structuring protein. Frozen confections containing gas hydrates and methods for producing them are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Deryck Jozef Cebula, Julia Helen Telford, Andrea Williams, Shiping Zhu
  • Publication number: 20130171294
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions comprising novel blends of nutritional ingredients and solid, semi-solid and beverage compositions comprising such blends. In particular, this invention relates to rehydration, energy and recovery beverages (e.g. sports drinks), compositions for support of weight management, as well as digestive, bone, cognitive and heart health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Omniceutica Limited
    Inventor: Glen Patrick Martyn
  • Publication number: 20130171297
    Abstract: A method for the efficient solubilization of carbon dioxide in water through the use of high energy impacts is disclosed. The method can optionally includes mixing the carbon dioxide and water to form an annular dispersed flow, accelerating the carbon dioxide and water prior to the collision; providing a retention network to collect the carbonated water flow. Also disclosed are systems and apparatuses for practicing the disclosed methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: EVIVA CONCEPTS, INC.
    Inventor: EVIVA CONCEPTS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130071513
    Abstract: We disclose a water-based solution containing xylitol that helps reduce the risk of dental problems. The solution may be pre-packaged in a readably consumable form, or it may be packaged as a concentrate that can be added to beverage at the time of consumption. In addition to xylitol, other additives may be added to the solution including fluoride, flavoring, vitamins, caffeine, carbonation, electrolytes, minerals, sugars, and sugar alcohols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Kennett Brown Parkes
  • Patent number: 8394441
    Abstract: The invention describes a low temperature extrusion process and a respective device for an energy-optimized and viscosity-adapted microstructuring of frozen aerated systems like ice cream. Therewith a very finely dispersed microstructure is reached under optimized balance of viscous friction based mechanical energy dissipation (1) and transfer of dissipation heat and additional phase transition (freezing) heat (2) to a refrigerant up to very high frozen water fraction at very low temperatures. With this new process and device aerated masses are continuously frozen and optimally micro-structured under minimized/optimized mechanical energy input. The microstructure of this-like treated masses supports on the one hand preferred rheological properties which lead to improved shaping, portioning and scooping properties, even at very low temperatures, and on the other hand leads to an improved shelf life (heat shock stability) and mouth feel (e.g. creaminess, melting behavior).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Erich Josef Windhab, Johann Wildmoser
  • Patent number: 8309149
    Abstract: A capping method and its cap for hydrogen-reduced water or hydrogen-reduced food production are characterized by fine carbon particles absorbing hydrogen being attached to the cap. After filling and capping the container, the hydrogen will be dissolved into the food. In addition, the fine carbon particles, flavorings, processed and unprocessed food are attached to the cap, and during the heating and sterilizing process, the extraction or cooking can be finished, omitting conventional extraction and heating steps when cooking. This result can be used in all food production fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Isao Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 8302412
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system to extract water moisture from the atmosphere, highly purify and condition the extracted water, and provide beverages for human consumption. In one embodiment, the device collects water-vapor condensation from filtered intake air, and then subjects the condensate to a series of purification filters and to a sterilization process in order to produce drinking water. The system may then use the water produced to provide carbonated drinks, flavored drinks, coffee drinks, or ice. The system may also play music and charge a portable electronic device. The disclosed system may incorporate the variations in different combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: EcoloBlue, Inc.
    Inventors: Henri-James Tieleman, Wayne Ferreira
  • Patent number: 8272226
    Abstract: A method for producing clumped frozen food products includes the steps of forming a plurality of cryogenically manufactured ice cream units; conveying the units along a conveyor to a rotating container; disposing a liquid on the units while the units are within the rotating container, wherein the liquid hardens into a binder that facilitates fusion of individual units with one another to form a plurality of clumps, each of the clumps respectively comprising a plurality of fused units coupled with the binder. After forming into clumps, the clumps may be removed from the rotating container and stored in a frozen form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Stan Jones
  • Publication number: 20120189739
    Abstract: A base-syrup composition is described, wherein the base syrup is made up of one or more non-nutritive sweeteners, an invert sugar, and other optional additives are included in a reduced-calorie beverage or food product to achieve a taste substantially similar to that of a full-calorie beverage or food product. The combination is suitable for use in reduced-calorie carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, wherein the products and the base fluids exhibit a Harzen color number (APHA) of ?60. Preferably, the one or more non-nutritive sweeteners include one or more steviosides, a Stevia glycoside, a derivative of a Stevia glycoside, a glycoside of steviol, and/or a Lo Han Guo extract, including one or more mogrosides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: IMPERIAL SUGAR COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Rathke, Darrell Gerdes, James P. Hammond
  • Publication number: 20120177784
    Abstract: An inline carbonation apparatus includes a fluid tube having an inner diameter. At least one water orifice is linked to a water source and is attached at one end of the fluid tube. The water orifice atomizes water passing therethrough. A carbon dioxide source is connected to a carbon dioxide solenoid valve. The carbon dioxide solenoid valve is connected to a carbon dioxide regulator that is coupled to a carbon dioxide orifice and attached to the fluid tube in a spaced relationship from the water orifice. The atomized water has a pressure less than the carbon dioxide such that carbon dioxide is absorbed into the water forming carbonated water having a specified volume of carbonation. The carbon dioxide solenoid valve is opened and closed for a predetermined portion of a drink dispense time providing a volume of carbonated and non-carbonated fluid which upon mixing achieves a desired carbonation level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: IMI CORNELIUS INC.
    Inventors: Jayateertha Malagi, A.R. Servesh
  • Publication number: 20120070540
    Abstract: There is provided a process for producing hydrogen-containing water for drinking, by which the dissolved hydrogen concentration of the obtained hydrogen water can be more efficiently increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: SHEFCO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20120070866
    Abstract: Food products fortified by purified PQQ and methods of application and production are disclosed. A method of preserving a food product comprising admixing an effective amount of purified PQQ or a compound containing purified PQQ derivatives with a foodstuff to provide an inhibiting means to microorganism growth in the food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: Shanghai Medical Life Science Research Center, Ltd
    Inventors: Jianxin Gu, Xiaojing Yun, Xiaoning Chen, Si Zhang, Junwu Yang, Yihong Wu
  • Publication number: 20120040046
    Abstract: Described is the use of isoamyl acetate in food compositions for weight management and/or weight control. Further described is a beverage containing isoamyl acetate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Julie Laure Hudry, Johannes Le Coutre, Alexander Erin
  • Publication number: 20110268664
    Abstract: The invention relates to an effervescent composition for adding to the drinking water of an animal. The composition comprises an effervescent agent and a palatant. The composition may be used in hydration treatment of an animal, as an additive for animal drinking water and for delivering a micronutrient or functional ingredient. Animals are encouraged to drink more drinking water by the effervescent composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc
    Inventors: Sarah Martinez, Pavinee Chinachoti, Douglas Nadeau, Shawn Taylor
  • Publication number: 20110268845
    Abstract: A method for the efficient solubilization of carbon dioxide in water through the use of high energy impacts is disclosed. The method can optionally includes mixing the carbon dioxide and water to form an annular dispersed flow, accelerating the carbon dioxide and water prior to the collision; providing a retention network to collect the carbonated water flow. Also disclosed are systems and apparatuses for practicing the disclosed methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Giancarlo Fantappiè
  • Publication number: 20110244079
    Abstract: A method for producing an edible composite of gas hydrate and ice is provided, the method comprising the steps of contacting an aqueous solution with carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide at a sufficiently high pressure to form a gas hydrate, but at a temperature preventing this; and then reducing the temperature of the solution to form the gas hydrate and ice; characterized in that the aqueous solution contains from 0.01 to 5 wt % of an aerating agent. Frozen confections containing gas hydrates and methods for producing them are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Julia Helen Telford, Andrea Williams, Shiping Zhu
  • Patent number: 7999141
    Abstract: A process for producing gas hydrate pellets includes generating a gas hydrate by reacting raw gas and raw water under predetermined temperature and pressure conditions, and then shaping the gas hydrate into pellets by means of a pelletizer. Newly-formed gas hydrate or still-moist gas hydrate that has been partially dehydrated is shaped into pellets by means of a pelletizer, the shaping being conducted under conditions of the gas hydrate formation temperature and formation pressure. Subsequently, the shaped pellets are cooled to a sub-zero temperature by means of a refrigerating machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Katoh, Kiyoshi Horiguchi, Toru Iwasaki, Shigeru Nagamori
  • Publication number: 20110177201
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an associated device for intermittently enriching and dispersing drinking water with gases, particularly CO2 and/or O2, wherein the water is supplied to a mixing device (5) by means of a miniature pump (3), particularly an electromagnetic oscillating piston pump with a low supply volume and the greater throughput volume required for the tap process is realized by the gas flowing into the mixing device (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Gerrit Sonnenrein
  • Publication number: 20110151058
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide hydrogen-reduced water which contains a relatively large amount of dissolved hydrogen as a reactive substance having a relatively high reaction rate with respect to active oxygen in human body, has a relatively high rate of temperature change, and therefore is able to efficiently remove active oxygen, and also provide a production method and a storage method of the hydrogen-reduced water. To achieve the object, the present invention provides hydrogen-reduced water, having under a predetermined temperature condition a rate of temperature change higher than that of a water not containing hydrogen therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20110086135
    Abstract: A fortified liquid composition, comprising purified water, molecular oxygen at a level between 30 and 60 mg/l, and a combination of minerals in that purified water. The minerals include at least 0.002 mg/l boron, at least 0.0001 mg/I chromium, at least 0.045 mg/l cobalt, at least 0.019 mg/I copper, at least 0.086 mg/l iodine, at least 0.053 mg/l manganese, at least 0.36 mg/l potassium, at least 0.0003 mg/I selenium, at least 0.029 mg/l silica, at least 2.61 mg/l sodium, and at least 0.015 mg/l zinc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: Shawn D. Mueller, Michael M. Barlow
  • Publication number: 20110027413
    Abstract: Provided is the novel sweetener and sweetness enhancer iso-mogroside V, compositions comprising the sweetener/sweetness enhancer for use in consumables (food products and products place in the oral cavity including mouth wash and other dental hygiene products), and sweetened or sweetness enhanced food products comprising the novel sweetener/sweetness enhancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Zhonghua Jia, Xiaogen Yang
  • Publication number: 20110027423
    Abstract: A process for preparing ice containing particles by preparing a liquid formulation that includes water, a glass transition temperature (Tg) elevating agent, a sweetener and a surfactant so that the formulation has a Tg of ?5° C. to ?15° C.; and spraying the liquid formulation into a cryogenicatmosphere that is at least 10° C. below the Tg of the formulation to form a frozen mass to form ice containing particles. These particles can be used for a variety of purposes but preferably are used for forming frozen ice drinks in a simple, rapid and convenient manner. This is particularly useful when a single serving of such drinks is desired as no special equipment to make the drink is required. The invention also relates to packaging for the ice containing particles and methods of making frozen ice drinks from the ice particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Kendra Nicole Ellis, Madansinh Vaghela, Dinakar Panyam, Erich Josef Windhab, Natalie Béatrice Janine Dürr-Auster, Peter Walter Bigler
  • Patent number: 7861544
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a system designed to extract water moisture from the atmosphere, highly purify and condition the extracted water, and provide optional carbonation of the extracted water for human consumption. In one embodiment, the device collects water-vapor condensation from filtered intake air, then subjects the condensate to a series of purification filters and to a sterilization process in order to produce drinking water, while also providing a means to combine the purified water with CO2 gas to facilitate dispensing carbonated water and/or carbonated drinks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: EcoloBlue, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Ferreira, Henri-James Tieleman
  • Patent number: 7785641
    Abstract: A method of keeping an alcoholic beverage in an open topped vessel cool, said beverage comprising a water content and a dissolved gas content, and said method comprising forming ice in the beverage in the open-topped vessel said ice having a cooling effect on the beverage, said ice being formed in the beverage from water of said water content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Coors Brewing Company
    Inventors: Simon Daniel Scullion, Peter Thomas Foster, Stephen Paul Smith
  • Publication number: 20100178389
    Abstract: Disclosed are sweetened consumables and methods of forming said sweetened consumables that comprise certain sweeteners and a compound of formula (1), wherein R1 is selected from the group consisting of OH and OCH3, and R2 is selected from the group consisting of H and OH, R1 and R2 comprise at least one OH group, and when R1 is OH then R2 is H (trilobtain), and when R1 is OCH3 then R2 is OH (HDG), in a concentration near its sweetness detection threshold. The sweeteners include sucrose, fructose, glucose, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, xylose, arabinose, rhamnose, erythritol, xylitol, mannitol, sorbitol, inositol, acesulfame potassium, aspartame, neotame, sucralose, saccharine, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: GIVAUDAN SA
    Inventors: Zhonghua Jia, Xiaogen Yang, Chad Allen Hansen, Charles Benjamin Naman, Christopher Todd Simons, Jay Patrick Slack, Kimberley Gray
  • Publication number: 20100092616
    Abstract: A method of producing a consumable nicotine composition includes blending a measured quantity of nicotine into a solution. A nicotine concentration is achieved in the solution of between 0.0001% and 0.1% and the solution apportioned so that each portion contains a precise quantity of nicotine appropriate for consumption in a single use by a single person. Each portion is introduced into a respective single-serving beverage. Another method of producing a consumable nicotine composition also includes blending a measured quantity of nicotine into a solution and achieving a nicotine concentration in the solution of between 0.0001% and 0.1%. The solution is likewise apportioned so that each portion contains a precise quantity of nicotine appropriate for consumption in a single use by a single person. Each portion is introduced into a respective beverage and each beverage packaged into a separate single-use dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Marshall Anlauf Thompson
  • Publication number: 20100062113
    Abstract: Provided is an aqueous solution in which hydrogen dissolved therein has a long life duration at low cost. Specifically disclosed is an aqueous solution having hydrogen dissolved therein at a concentration of not less than 0.01 ppm and not higher than the saturated concentration, wherein the aqueous solution contains a substance having a reducing aldehyde group and/or a glycoside hydroxyl group in an amount of 10 to 300000 ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Osao Sumita
  • Patent number: 7670635
    Abstract: Products that are aerated multiphase systems containing an aqueous continuous fluid phase which may include solutes thus forming an aqueous syrup and disperse phases like gas/air cells, water ice crystals and solid/semi-solid fat globules or aggregates thereof, whereas the disperse phases are that finely structured that their mean diameters are below phase specific critical maximum values and thereby generate a most preferred by consumers, full rich silky-creamy mouth feel at much lower fat content than usual in conventional related products like premium and super premium ice creams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Erich J. Windhab, Uwe Tapfer
  • Publication number: 20090252835
    Abstract: A beverage specifically designed for cleansing the palate, hereafter a palate cleansing beverage (“PCB”), is a carbonated beverage made of water, citric acid, pectin, sucrose, carboxymethyl cellulose sodium, and carbon dioxide to cleanse the palate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Andrew Macaluso, Nicole Amy Chamberlain
  • Publication number: 20090090087
    Abstract: A capping method and its cap for hydrogen-reduced water or hydrogen-reduced food production are characterized by fine carbon particles absorbing hydrogen being attached to the cap. After filling and capping the container, the hydrogen will be dissolved into the food. In addition, the fine carbon particles, flavorings, processed and unprocessed food are attached to the cap, and during the heating and sterilizing process, the extraction or cooking can be finished, omitting conventional extraction and heating steps when cooking. This result can be used in all food production fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: Isao Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20090068313
    Abstract: To produce oxygen-containing reducing aqueous beverages with substantial hydrogen content and very low oxidation-reduction potential in spite of their substantial oxygen content, such as water, mineral water, tea, coffee and juice beverages, the oxygen is dissolved under pressure of 1-1000 atmospheres using a gas-liquid contactor, and then the hydrogen therein is dissolved under pressure of 1-1000 atmospheres. These oxygen-containing reducing aqueous beverages can be consumed as reducing aqueous beverages for daily use, without giving rise to any health problems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Wataru Murota