Steam Or Water Added Or Vacuum Utilized Patents (Class 554/17)
  • Patent number: 9862911
    Abstract: The present invention patent application belongs to the field of mechanical engineering and consists of a system and process for palm oil extraction integrally configured for processing the entire fresh fruit (rachis, spikes and seeds or fruits) by stages of cracking, threshing, dynamic sterilization and subsequent pressing. Said disclosed system and process allow increasing the percentage of oil extraction with less equipment and a smaller workspace compared to that required by the already known conventional processes, as well as using smaller amounts of water and energy. Additionally, the disclosed system and process allow obtaining sterilized plant material with low humidity, which may be used as organic matter for composting or as fuel of the extraction system itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Industrias Acuña Ltda.
    Inventor: Angel Custodio Acuna Llanes
  • Patent number: 9061987
    Abstract: This invention relates to a corn oil composition comprising unrefined corn oil having a free fatty acid content of less than about 5 weight percent, and methods for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Poet Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Bootsma
  • Patent number: 8987485
    Abstract: A method for the solvent-free fractionation of jatropha seeds having a phorbol ester content and at least one fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: GEA Mechanical Equipment GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Kirchner, Detlef Ullmann, Ines Speiser
  • Publication number: 20140348967
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of avocado seeds in order to obtain avocado oil enriched in alkyl polyols and/or acetylated derivatives thereof, said avocado seeds accounting for 10 to 50% by weight relative to the total weight of avocado used. The invention also relates to a method for obtaining avocado oil enriched in alkyl polyols or acetylated derivatives thereof from at least avocado seeds, said avocado seeds accounting for 10 to 50% by weight relative to the total weight of avocado used. The invention also relates to avocado oil enriched in alkyl polyols and/or acetylated derivatives thereof, obtainable by the present method. The invention also relates to the use of avocado oil in order to prepare an avocado oil concentrate enriched in alkyl polyols and/or acetylated derivatives thereof, or to prepare an avocado unsaponifiable enriched in alkyl polyols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Laboratoires Expanscience
    Inventors: Philippe Msika, Jacques Legrand, Sebastien Garnier
  • Publication number: 20130345456
    Abstract: A method for the solvent-free fractionation of jatropha seeds having a phorbol ester content and at least one fraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Stefan Kirchner, Detlef Ullmann, Ines Speiser
  • Publication number: 20120301550
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process and apparatus of extraction with the use of vacuum and can be used to extract the bioactive agents from raw materials. The method of extraction of materials, includes the heating the extractant, the preliminary extraction of raw materials with the heated rollers by means of extractant, the impregnation of raw material with extractant and extraction of raw materials in vacuum-impulsive mode by cycles, which include the heating with hot coolant gas not exceeding 39° C. and a creation of vacuum in the chamber in the regime of quick vacuum-impulsive exposure with stepwise multiple pressure drop from the atmospheric pressure to the pressure not more 0.0001 MPa, followed by keeping under vacuum to stabilize the temperature of the mixture and the vacuum relief at the end of the cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Yakov Kuzmich Abramov, Vladimir Mihailovich Veselov, Viktor Mihailovich Zalevsky, Vitaly Grigorevich Tamurka, Olga Borisovna Smirnova, Natalja Vladimirovna Veselova, Veniamin Sergeevich Volodin, Larisa Sergeevna Ermakova, Anatoly Fedorovich Khanin
  • Patent number: 8299282
    Abstract: Continuous method for the esterification of free fatty acids in plant and animal fats with alcohols using a heterogenic acid catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Technology Services GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Heinz, Leslaw Mleczko, Shaibal Roy, Heinrich Morhenn, Wulf Dietrich
  • Publication number: 20110213167
    Abstract: A palm oil of superior chromaticity and flavor and a manufacturing method therefor with which palm oil can be obtained with good yield even if a chemical refining method of alkaline deacidification is performed. Also a palm oil manufacturing method with which deodorized distillates wherein useful components have been highly concentrated can be obtained, the deodorized distillates and a manufacturing method therefor. Refined palm oil and deodorized distillates as by-product are manufactured with a manufacturing process flow including a process wherein the palm starting material is steamed within 24 hours of harvesting and then pressed to obtain crude palm oil, a subsequent refining process wherein the crude palm oil undergoes alkaline deacidification to obtain the alkaline deacidified palm oil, and a deodorizing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd
    Inventors: Hideaki Maki, Kunihiko Tokunaga, Yasutaka Tsuyuki, Takuya Hiyama, Toshinori Saida, Jun Itou, Ryouhei Komori
  • Publication number: 20100287823
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a method for producing biofuel from a feedstock that includes one or more coffee sources, such as green coffee beans, whole roasted coffee beans, ground coffee, or spent coffee grounds. Triglycerides and other materials, such as antioxidants, are extracted from the coffee source. In some example, the triglycerides are then transesterified to produce a fatty acid ester biofuel product. In further examples, the method includes obtaining spent coffee grounds from one or more sources, such as residences or businesses that generate spent coffee grounds. The present disclosure also provides biofuels produced using the disclosed method, including mixtures of such biofuels with other fuels, such as other biofuels or petroleum based fuels. Materials obtained from the disclosed method may be put to other uses, such as cosmetics, medicinal products, food products, or combustible materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Manoranjan Misra, Susanta Kumar Mohapatra, Narasimharao V. Kondamudi
  • Patent number: 7727377
    Abstract: A system 100 is described for the treatment of multiphase residues having unlimited content of water, oil and solids to obtain hydrocarbons and other products, said system comprising multiphase residue feed system 10, inert gas system 20 and reduced pressure system 30, tubular reactor 40 provided with three heating zones Z-1, Z-2 and Z-3 with a temperature gradient and transportation helicoid 42 to displace the residue mass throughout the reaction zones, the hydrocarbon products and water being collected in a system 60 of condensers 61, 62 and 63 linked to a system 70 of bubbling vessels 71, 72 and 73, reactor 40 being operated in the sealed mode and being provided with a multiphase residue inlet 43 and exit 44 of solid product. The solid product is collected in a system 50 comprising upper valve 51 and lower valve 52, and intermediate silo 53 and then directed to post-treatment system 90 for activation aiming at industrial utilization. The process using the system 100 of the invention is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignees: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras, Albrecht Equipamentos Industrials LTDA
    Inventors: Arilza de Castilho Pickler, Luis Fernando Piexoto Gallo, Carlos Alberto Dias da Silva, Waldir Albrecht, Christine Albrecht Althoff
  • Publication number: 20090163730
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of preparing fatty alkyl esters (biodiesel), glycerin and lithium soap comprising: a) transesterifying an oil, fat or grease with a solution of lithium base in a monohydric aliphatic alcohol to produce fatty alkyl esters and a lithium alkaline glycerin; b) separating the fatty alkyl esters and the lithium alkaline glycerin and utilizing the lithium alkaline glycerin to saponify fatty alkyl compounds to produce glycerin and lithium soap; and c) optionally, separating the glycerin and lithium soaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Martin J.T. Reaney, Dushmanthi de A. Jayasinghe
  • Patent number: 6706299
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a simple, and economical process for the preparation of rice bran oil low in phosphorous content (<10 ppm) by treatment of crude rice bran oil to substantially remove the phosphoglycolipids responsible for the residual phosphorus in degummed rice bran oil, said process comprising: a) treating the crude rice bran oil at ambient temperature with 5% of boiling water and separating the sludge formed to obtain a clarified oil, b) treating the clarified oil thus obtained with 0.5% to 10% of a reagent selected from the group consisting of mono-, di- or triethanolamine to obtain said low phosphorous content oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    Inventors: Narayana Balagopala Kaimal Thengumpillil, Rajamma Ongole, Satya Bhaskar Potula
  • Patent number: 6033706
    Abstract: Crude edible specialty oils, namely, sesame seed oil, rice bran oil, wheat germ oil, oat germ oil, coffee oil, tea seed oil, and pine seed oil are refined so as to minimize the destruction of antioxidants and antioxidant precursors naturally occurring in the crude oil. This specially processed or "dedicated" oil may be mixed, in small proportion, with a much less expensive edible "bulk" oil which has been conventionally refined. The mixture exhibits to a substantial extent the resistance of the dedicated oil to oxidation and polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Lipidia Holding S.A.
    Inventors: Alf Silkeberg, S. Parkash Kochhar
  • Patent number: 5685218
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for treating oil-bearing material which includes an extruder having an elongated enclosure with an inlet end. The extruder also includes a worm assembly for working and advancing the material through the enclosure from the inlet end to the discharge end. A high pressure region is located adjacent the extruder inlet end. A force feeder provides material to the high pressure region at a specified supply rate. Oil in the material is liberated and drained in the high pressure region to a specified level prior to entry of the material into the extruder inlet end. The apparatus also includes an outlet in the high pressure region for drainage of the released oil, as well as a screen over the outlet to prevent material greater than a specified size from exiting the high pressure region through the outlet. The seed material is mechanically worked via the action of a rotating screw in the extruder. At the same time, steam is injected into the extruder to condition the worked seed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: The French Oil Mill Machinery Co.
    Inventor: Timothy G. Kemper
  • Patent number: 5620728
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method of obtaining oil from grain materials such as rice bran, wheat mill feed, rapeseed, amaranth, and similar grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Food Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Langley, Stanley Finelt
  • Patent number: 5512692
    Abstract: Described is a process for removing glycerol and/or diglycerol from glycerides and glyceride mixtures by extraction, which process is characterized in that the glyceride or glyceride mixture is dissolved in organic compounds which preferably contain carbonyl and hydroxyl groups, if desired in combination with hydrocarbons, and that glycerol is extracted from the resulting solution with the aid of water. Thereby glycerol concentrations in the material to be purified of 0.1 weight % or lower may be obtained in a simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: Siegfried Peter
    Inventors: Siegfried Peter, Bernd Czech, Eckard Weidner
  • Patent number: 5420318
    Abstract: A new process has been developed for preparing high purity neem seed extract by adsorbing aqueous solutions of neem seed extract containing azadirachtin onto a macroporous polymeric adsorbent followed by desorption using a solvent. The resulting extract, optionally formulated, is a useful insecticide for the control of foliar pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Zev Lidert, Craig G. Overberger, deceased, James S. Clovis
  • Patent number: 5241091
    Abstract: The method of extracting a physiological active substance in which a granular acid polysaccharide is a principal component is disclosed. The husks of the pine nuts are immersed in an alkali solution to proceed an extraction treatment. The obtained extract is filtered and insoluble substances are separated and then remained solution is concentrated and arranged its degree of pH. Thus physiological active substance in which a granular acid polysaccharide is a principal component is extracted through lyophilization treatment. The anti-contagion medicine in which an acid polysaccharide obtained by the extraction method is a principal component provides with an activation function which by far surpasses an activation function of the polymorphonuclear leukocyte of conventional anti-tumor polysaccharides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Assignee: Masazumi Yoshihara
    Inventors: Masazumi Yoshihara, Hiroshi Sakagami