Means To Treat Food Patents (Class 99/485)
  • Patent number: 9920989
    Abstract: A process line (300) for the production of freeze-dried particles under closed conditions comprising at least a spray chamber (302) for droplet generation and freeze congealing of the liquid droplets to form particles and a bulk freeze-dryer (304) for freeze drying the particles, the freeze-dryer (304) comprising a rotary drum for receiving the particles. Further, a transfer section (308) is provided for a product transfer from the spray chamber (302) to the freeze-dryer (304). For the production of the particles under end-to-end closed conditions each of the devices (302, 304) and of the transfer section (308) is separately adapted for operation preserving sterility of the product to be freeze-dried and/or containment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi Pasteur SA
    Inventors: Bernhard Luy, Matthias Plitzko, Manfred Struschka
  • Patent number: 9877503
    Abstract: A hand operable juicer having a handle extending from beneath a juice receptacle is described. The handle has a drive link end that couples with a drive mechanism to rotate a drive shaft that extends up through a drive shaft conduit and couples with a pulping crown. Gear and crank type drive mechanisms are described. In some embodiments of the invention, the drive mechanism is configured to provide a rotational advantage, whereby a certain degree of rotation of the handle around the pulping crown rotational axis produces a higher degree of rotation of the pulping crown. The hand operable juicer described is easy to operate and easy to clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Radius Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Foley, James Eldon
  • Patent number: 9573297
    Abstract: The various embodiments herein provide a system and method for enhancing polymerization and nanoparticles production using a disc reactor. The system comprises a rotating disc comprising a first surface and a second surface arranged longitudinally along a single axis of rotation, a shaft attached to the rotating disc, a ring provided on top of the first surface of the rotating disc, at least one feed inlet for providing a feed solution, a fluid inlet for providing a heat transfer fluid, a fluid outlet for exiting the heat transfer fluid, a product collector for collecting the produced nanoparticles and a product outlet for exiting the produced nanoparticles. The feed solution flows from the first surface to the second surface of the rotating disc due to centrifugal forces and gets accumulated on the product collector and exits from the disc reactor through the product outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Reza Reza Youssefi, Somayeh Mohammadi
  • Patent number: 9085470
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for removing ammonia or reducing ammonium from biogas plant fermentation liquids or biogas plant fermentation residues, wherein ammonia or ammonium is reduced by way of flash evaporation, separated from the biogas plant fermentation liquids or biogas plant fermentation residues, and removed as ammonia. The invention further relates to a device for performing said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: BDI—BIOENERGY INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Roland Kirchmayr, Michael Harasek, Christian Maier, Reinhold Waltenberger
  • Patent number: 9021944
    Abstract: A treatment device for treating food products with conditioned air comprises a housing which delimits a treatment space and is provided with an entry and an exit, at least one conveying device for conveying the products from the entry throughout the treatment space to the exit, the conveying device between the entry and the exit following a conveying path with several windings which are situated one above the other, air-circulation device for circulating conditioned air throughout the treatment space via a hollow drum. According to a first aspect, air-conditioning device are provided upstream of the air-circulation device for conditioning the air. According to a second aspect, at least one winding of the conveying path near the entry has a pitch which is different to the pitch of the downstream windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Stork Titan B.V.
    Inventors: Bernardus Wilhelmus Franciscus Leferink, Hendricus Franciscus Jacobus Maria Van Der Eerden, Jeroen Robert Willemsen, Jacobus Cornelus Maria Baltussen
  • Patent number: 8973492
    Abstract: Radio frequency (RF) energy is used to quickly heat the yolk portion of a shell egg. An anode and corresponding cathode are applied to each individual egg. As the egg is selectively and systematically rotated, RF energy and a stream of cooling fluid (preferably water) are simultaneously applied to the egg. This initiates pasteurization of the egg yolk while maintaining a low temperature in the heat-sensitive albumen (egg white) thus preventing denaturation of the albumen. Immediately after the RF yolk heating process, the egg is placed in a hot water bath designed to rapidly pasteurize the albumen as well as to minimize heat loss from the yolk and pasteurize any portion of the yolk that is not already pasteurized through the RF yolk heating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: David J. Geveke, Andrew B. W. Bigley, Jr., Christopher D. Brunkhorst
  • Patent number: 8960084
    Abstract: A juice extractor with a temperature displaying function includes a body and a temperature display device. The body includes a base and a container. A cover is mounted on a top end of the container. The temperature display device is mounted to the body and includes a temperature detecting portion and a display. The temperature detecting portion is connected to the display via a signal transmission route. A temperature change in the container during operation of the body can be known by the temperature display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Wen Ching Lee
  • Patent number: 8857802
    Abstract: A generally square base serving tray is subdivided generally diagonally into three sections by partial-height walls and having partial-height support pads at opposite ends of the diagonal perpendicular to the sections, and an irregular oval or boat-shaped cutting and serving tray configured to nestle to the bottom of and within a center diagonal section of the base serving tray or alternatively rest elevated above the partial-height walls between a pair of partial-height support pads. The base serving tray and the nestled cutting tray each have lids permitting food to be stored therein. The nestled cutting tray lid is further designed to serve as an alternative flat cutting board with a juice groove defined by the lid closure lip. The unique geometry of the upper rim of the cutting tray, illustrated in an alternative four-member construction, accommodates melons of various sizes, and secures them against sliding or rolling during cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Gary J. Geier
  • Patent number: 8808638
    Abstract: A retort sterilization device includes a water steam generation device for generating water steam and a heating pot, connected to the water steam generation device, for accommodating retort food. The water steam generation device includes a heat exchanger for performing heat exchange between liquid flowing in a liquid path and heating vapor flowing in the vapor path. A top end of the liquid path of the heat exchanger is connected via a water steam supply pipe to a water steam ejection section located in an internal area of the heating pot. The heat exchanger is connected to a liquid container. A bottom end of the liquid path of the heat exchanger is connected to the liquid container via a communicating tube. The liquid container is coupled to the heating pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignees: Tomoda Selling & Sailing Co., Ltd., Tomoda Fisheries Co., Ltd., Houshou Co., Ltd, Wakisangyou Yugenkaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tomoda, Norio Kadowaki, Hironobu Tomoda, Manabu Moriwaki, Satoru Kadowaki
  • Patent number: 8758678
    Abstract: A machine for producing and dispensing liquid and semi-liquid consumer food products such as ice creams, whipped cream, yogurt and the like comprises a container for a basic product of the consumer food product, a feed and treatment circuit for the basic product, comprising a feed pump, dispensing means positioned at an outfeed end of the feed and treatment circuit, and a device for checking the bacterial load of the product during production/dispensing; an electronic control unit controlling and regulating the various steps for measuring the bacterial load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Ali S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gino Cocchi, Roberto Lazzarini, Gianni Zaniboni
  • Patent number: 8728555
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for continuously searing and/or branding the surface of and continuously cooking a food product wherein the cooking oven is different from the searing and/or branding apparatus. At least a portion of the vapor product produced in the searing and/or branding apparatus is preferably delivered into the oven such that the food product is cooked in an environment comprising the vapor product from the searing and/or branding apparatus. The vapor extraction rate from the searing and/or branding apparatus is also preferably controlled to maintain a desired vapor product temperature in or flowing from the searing and/or branding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: David Howard
  • Publication number: 20140116271
    Abstract: A kitchenware apparatus and container for producing fermented vegetables, such as sauerkraut, comprising a screw top or Mason jar, a threaded jar lid with moat and an oblong top slot opening, an inverted cup that fits within the moat, a plunger sized to fit within the neck of the jar and having a keyed handle that extends up through the slot in the lid, and a compression spring. The lid moat and inverted cup comprise an airlock or one way valve that allows fermentation gases to escape but prevents outside air from entering. The screw lid, spring and plunger comprise a press that compresses the fermenting vegetables to press juice from the vegetables and to hold the vegetables under the liquid surface to prevent mold or other spoilage and to prevent browning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Karen Wang Diggs, Eric A. Klein
  • Publication number: 20140033933
    Abstract: A Roti texturizing apparatus 10 is provided having a front, back, side and bottom planar shaped walls 12, 14, 16 and 20 respectively. The planar shaped walls 12, 14, 16 18 and 20 are coupled together so that a semi circularly shaped elongated opening 30 is formed therebetween. Additionally a planar shaped top 36 is pivotably coupled to the back planar shaped wall 16 so that the planar shaped top can be moved to cover the semi-circularly shaped opening 30. A gripping member 44 is provided to allow a user to hold the texturizing apparatus 10 so that it may be moved in a predetermined manner to facilitate texturizing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Diane King, Leslyn Brown
  • Publication number: 20140023694
    Abstract: Medication can be concealed using a device that comprises a food storage container, a nozzle, and a base. The food storage container typically stores a non-solid food product that can be used to conceal medication, dispense toppings, and make treats. Furthermore, the food storage container can be configured to mate with a nozzle, which could control the flow of the food product within the food storage container. The base comprises a cavity configured to receive an open capsule, wherein the non-solid food product can be dispensed via the nozzle of the food storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: KINN, INC.
    Inventors: Allen Chandler Young, Chi Hung Cao, Alexander James McKinnon
  • Patent number: 8621989
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a food manufacturing apparatus comprising a feed system for inputting a plurality of materials, an extruder and a cutting assembly. The extruder comprises a pump system and a rotating extrusion die removably connected to the pump system, wherein the rotating extrusion die comprises at least one product channel for receiving and extruding the plurality of materials. The cutting assembly comprises at least one groove and a wire attached through the groove. The feed system is attached to the extruder and the cutting assembly is located at a position to cut the extruded plurality of materials with the wire from the rotating extrusion die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Franz Haas Waffel- und Keksanlagen-Industrie GmbH
    Inventor: Hans van der Ent
  • Patent number: 8621990
    Abstract: A household appliance has a container for receiving working material and a housing that is isolated from the container by a wall. A rotatable working tool disposed inside the container. A motor for driving the working tool has a stator and a rotor. The stator is disposed within the housing so as to be isolated from the working material of the container. The rotor is disposed within the container and the working tool is preferably fixed to a shaft of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Chuan Hui Fang, Li Sheng Liu, Yue Li, Liang Guan
  • Patent number: 8623438
    Abstract: A dehydrated avocado in pieces that is a semi-porous, rigid and fragile solid preserving the organoleptic properties of the fresh fruit and having a dry base weight chemical composition of 17.6 grams to 30.4 grams of carbohydrates, 6.8 grams to 8.4 grams of proteins, 61.2 grams to 69.2 grams of oil, 0.5 grams to 1.5 grams of water and 5.6 grams to 8.4 grams of fiber is produced selecting the avocado at a ripeness level higher than the climacteric maximum; pre-cooling; scalding; cutting the tip, wherein the tip is the section of the fruit immediately behind the petiole; removing the skin; slicing with the pit included; applying vacuum and microwave dehydration; and removing the pit sections from the slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventors: Erwin Hermann Schlager Riebl, Marco Antonio Fedelli Garrido
  • Publication number: 20130330449
    Abstract: A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically directing control of at least partial treatment of the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures according to the treatment instructional information regarding the one or more subsequent applied force operations including imparting one or more applied forces through one or more contact objects onto the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures to form at least in part the one or more selected ingestible products subsequent to and based at least in part upon the electronically receiving the user status information and the electronically receiving the selection information at least in part identifying the one or more selected ingestible products. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Holman, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, Neal Stephenson, Christopher Charles Young
  • Publication number: 20130330448
    Abstract: A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically directing control of at least partial treatment of the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures according to the treatment instructional information regarding the one or more subsequent injection operations including at least one or more injections of one or more materials into the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures to form at least in part the one or more selected ingestible products subsequent to and based at least in part upon the electronically receiving the user status information and the electronically receiving the selection information at least in part identifying the one or more selected ingestible products. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Holman, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, Neal Stephenson, Christopher Charles Young
  • Publication number: 20130330451
    Abstract: A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically directing control of at least partial treatment of the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures according to the treatment instructional information regarding the one or more subsequent ingestible substrate structure duct operations including flowing one or more fluids through one or more ducts to treat at least in part the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures to form at least in part the one or more selected ingestible products subsequent to and based at least in part upon the electronically receiving the user status information and the electronically receiving the selection information. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Holman, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, Neal Stephenson, Christopher Charles Young
  • Publication number: 20130327229
    Abstract: A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically directing control of at least partial treatment of the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures according to the treatment instructional information regarding the one or more subsequent ingestible substrate structure parts assembly operations including assembling one or more substrate structure parts to form at least in part the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures to be used for forming at least in part the one or more selected ingestible products subsequent to and based at least in part upon the electronically receiving the user status information and the electronically receiving the selection information. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Holman, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, Neal Stephenson, Christopher Charles Young
  • Publication number: 20130330456
    Abstract: A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically directing control of at least partial treatment of the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures according to the treatment instructional information regarding the one or more subsequent ingestible substrate structure duct operations including flowing one or more fluids through one or more ducts to treat at least in part the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures to form at least in part the one or more selected ingestible products subsequent to and based at least in part upon the electronically receiving the user status information and the electronically receiving the selection information. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Holman, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, Neal Stephenson, Christopher Charles Young
  • Publication number: 20130330442
    Abstract: A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically directing control of at least partial treatment of the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures according to the treatment instructional information regarding the one or more subsequent ingestible substrate structure masking operations including projection of one or more impartments through one or more apertures of one or more masking structures onto the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures to treat at least in part the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures to form at least in part the one or more selected ingestible products. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Holman, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, Neal Stephenson, Christopher Charles Young
  • Publication number: 20130330447
    Abstract: A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to electronically directing control of at least partial treatment of the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures according to the treatment instructional information regarding the one or more subsequent depositional operations including at least one or more depositions of one or more materials onto the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures to form at least in part the one or more selected ingestible products subsequent to and based at least in part upon the electronically receiving the user status information and the electronically receiving the selection information at least in part identifying the one or more selected ingestible products. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Holman, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, Neal Stephenson, Christopher Charles Young
  • Publication number: 20130327228
    Abstract: A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically directing control of at least partial treatment of the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures according to the treatment instructional information regarding the one or more subsequent applied force operations including imparting one or more applied forces through one or more contact objects onto the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures to form at least in part the one or more selected ingestible products subsequent to and based at least in part upon the electronically receiving the user status information and the electronically receiving the selection information at least in part identifying the one or more selected ingestible products. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Holman, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, Neal Stephenson, Christopher Charles Young
  • Publication number: 20130269537
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a conditioning system for nutritional substances. The conditioning system obtains information regarding the nutritional substance to be conditioned, the desired conditioning, and the desired properties, including nutritional content, of the conditioned nutritional substance, and dynamically controls the conditioning in response to this information optimize the organoleptic properties of the conditioned nutritional substance, while minimizing any detrimental changes to the nutritional content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Eugenio Minvielle
  • Publication number: 20130269542
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is preservation system for nutritional substances. The preservation system obtains information about the nutritional substance to be preserved, senses and measures the external environment to the preservation system, senses and measures the internal environment to the preservation system, senses and measures the state of the nutritional substance, and stores such information throughout the period of preservation. Using this accumulated information, the preservation system can measure, or estimate, changes in nutritional content (usually degradation) during the period of preservation. Additionally, the preservation system can use this information to dynamically modify the preservation system to minimize detrimental changes to the nutritional content of the nutritional substance, and in some cases actually improve the nutritional substance attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Eugenio Minvielle
  • Publication number: 20130273217
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a conditioning system for nutritional substances. The conditioning system obtains information regarding the nutritional substance to be conditioned, the desired conditioning, and the desired properties, including nutritional content, of the conditioned nutritional substance, and dynamically controls the conditioning in response to this information optimize the organoleptic properties of the conditioned nutritional substance, while minimizing any detrimental changes to the nutritional content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Eugenio Minvielle
  • Publication number: 20130202766
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides devices, systems, and methods for affecting cells using low voltage high electric fields (LVHEF). In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides for reduction of microbial contamination using low voltage high electric fields. The devices of the disclosure are generally capable of affecting cells in a portion of a volume of matter of interest using one or more arrangements of electrodes configured to generate high electric fields powered by low voltages (LVHEF). In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides for exposure of cells to a low voltage high electric field such that at least a portion of the cells in a portion of the volume of interest are killed. While only a portion of the matter is treated at a single time, the treatments are repeated. Over time, the portion of matter in the treated volume is mixed with untreated matter and re-treated with LVHEF until the entire volume of matter of interest is treated to the desired level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Elmedtech, LLC
    Inventor: Elmedtech, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130122159
    Abstract: The present disclosure employs two principles: The first principle consists of producing a great and sudden decompression which causes a great and sudden expansion of the gases present in the cytoplasmic and organelle liquids of the contaminative organisms, thereby causing the death of the contaminative organisms. This process can be accomplished at low temperatures near the freezing points of the liquids to be treated, thereby preserving all the molecules of the nutrients that get lost with the higher temperature used in the pasteurization process. The second principle consists of subjecting the liquids to be treated, conformed in droplets or fine sprays, to great linear or rotatory accelerations, or both, which can reach up to 1,000 times the gravitational acceleration on Earth's surface, through frontal, tangential or oblique shocks. These shocks have lethal effects on the cell membranes, organelles and, mainly, cytoskeleton and organelle architecture of the contaminative organism cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Francisco José Duarte Vieira
  • Publication number: 20130074706
    Abstract: The invention refers to a mechanical food treatment processor comprising a driving block topped by a bowl unit. The driving block comprises a motor connected to a rotation driving device configured to move a food treatment tool. The bowl unit comprises a functional element electrically supplied via an electric circuit connecting the bowl unit and the driving block. The electric circuit comprises at least two contacts between the bowl unit and the driving block. At least one of the contacts is achieved by the contact of two electrical contact surfaces, respectively located on an external surface of the bowl unit and on an external surface of the driving block. Each of the two electrical contact surfaces is substantially leveled with the external surface of the bowl unit or of the driving block. Such a configuration facilitates the cleaning of the external surfaces of the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: HAMEUR S.A.
    Inventor: HAMEUR S.A.
  • Publication number: 20130078347
    Abstract: Method for treating a large number of meat products, in particular slaughtered poultry or parts thereof, in which an additive is added to the meat products. The meat products are supplied to additive-adding means using a conveyor means, the conveyor means being designed to feed the meat products sequentially in groups or separately. The additive-adding means subject each meat product or each group of meat products to an additive-adding treatment which is adapted to the corresponding meat product or to the corresponding group of meant products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: MAREL STORK POULTRY PROCESSING B V
    Inventor: MAREL STORK POULTRY PROCESSING B V
  • Publication number: 20130068115
    Abstract: The invention provides a device (100, 200, 300, 600) for whipping or agitating a liquid to give the liquid a more solid or frothy nature, comprising: an inner container (120), which inner container is suitable for receiving the liquid, a main body (110) comprising an opening (116) adapted to releasably receive the inner container; an agitation element (136) for agitating the liquid when the liquid is received in the inner container and the inner container is received in the opening of the main body; a driving element (132) for driving the agitation element; and an electrical connection (154, 152, 111) for providing electrical energy to the driving element wherein the inner container (120) comprises a handle (112).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Petrus Adrianus Johannes Maria Elissen
  • Publication number: 20130068114
    Abstract: A meat-pressing shaper has a base, an intermediate plate and a top plate pivotally assembled together. The intermediate plate is conveniently detachably mounted to the base and has convex surfaces at both sides to make the meat sheet be pressed evenly in efficient way. Therefore, the treatment quality of the meat sheet is improved and utility of the meat-pressing shaper becomes convenient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Wen-Hsiu Huang, Chu-Ho Chen
  • Patent number: 8387522
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for trimming the surface of meat, in particular fish fillets, comprising a transporting element by means of which the products which are to be processed are conveyed continuously in the transporting direction T into the region of a knife head, also comprising an element for detecting the position of the products, as well as a knife head for trimming the products and a means of controlling the movement of the knife head in dependence on the information and data determined by the position-detecting element, the device being distinguished in that the knife head is designed for automatically executing free trimming cuts along the surface contour of the products. The invention also relates to an apparatus for processing meat using a device mentioned above, and to a corresponding surface-trimming method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH & Co. KG.
    Inventors: Torsten Rusko, Ralf Neumann
  • Publication number: 20130034636
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and methods for candy making are disclosed, wherein an apparatus for candy making may comprise a blade portion and a handle portion, and wherein the handle portion may be multiple times longer than the blade portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Charmeur, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Loflin Anaya, Aaron A. Patey
  • Publication number: 20130029019
    Abstract: An ice pop making apparatus for rapid or “on demand” ice pop production involves an apparatus and method whereby one or more mold inserts are removable from the ice pop making apparatus subsequent to an edible product being frozen in the mold insert. The mold insert is exposed to ambient conditions or a fluid bath or stream to release the edible material from the mold insert. The mold insert may be cleaned and/or filled remotely from the ice pop making apparatus so that the ice pop making apparatus will be kept clean and there is no cross-contamination of edible products or flavors between consecutive batches of ice pops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Ernest B. Pryor, JR., Michael G. Sandford, Paul M. Blankenship
  • Publication number: 20130022715
    Abstract: A device and associated analytical method to use for the sensitive detection and accurate, rapid determination of acrylamide in food substances is presented. Also described is the use of a kit device and associated analytical method in which a user can quickly and easily ascertain the amount of acrylamide in food substances with ease and in any location, including a non-laboratory environment. Such detection device and method may be comprised of a sample collection area on which a sample of food, after being mixed in a solution, is placed for example on the substrate of a biochip that includes an enzyme that along with a co-enzyme or catalyst, facilitates the conversion of either acrylamide to acrylonitrile or the conversion of acrylamide to ammonia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Guerry L. Grune, Todd Talarico
  • Patent number: 8347781
    Abstract: A food cooling device includes a cover, an electric motor powering a fan, and an automatic switch. The cover defines air intake openings beneath a motor housing, a bottom orifice, and vents between the air intake openings and the orifice. The bottom opening rests on a table, covering a plate containing hot food. A fan blade directs air toward the food, the air cools the food, and the heated air escapes through the vents. The cooling device is portable, light in weight, and easy to operate, making it suitable for use by small children as well as handicapped persons of all ages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: William Joseph Stack
  • Patent number: 8336434
    Abstract: A food article end location detecting system for a food article slicing machine. The system includes a sensor located so that each food article passes a sensing range of the sensor as the food articles are loaded onto a food article feed apparatus. The system has instructions for calculating the length of each food article based on a location value provided by the sensor. The system also comprises a food article end disposal mechanism. The disposal mechanism has a transport for receiving said food article ends and for removing said food article ends from said food article path. The disposal mechanism also has a paddle for displacing food article ends from the transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Formax, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Sandberg, James E. Pasek, David Hancock, Salvatore Lamartino, Thomas C. Wolcott
  • Patent number: 8277747
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a chamber where a base concentrate common to at least a first flavored food product and a second flavored food product is formed, the first flavored food product having different flavoring than the second flavored food product, the base concentrate having a first temperature. The apparatus also comprises a process line that receives the base concentrate from the chamber, heated liquid from a heated liquid source, and flavoring from either a first flavor source or a second flavor source to form a mixture of base concentrate, heated liquid and flavoring. The mixture has a has second temperature sufficient to achieve a change in the mixture selected from the group consisting of microbial change, chemical change, biochemical change, and enzymatic change, and combinations thereof. A method is also disclosed for change over from forming a first flavored food product to forming a second flavored food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Stokley-Van Camp, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashok S. Dhruv, Rei-Young Amos Wu, Michael J. Mastio
  • Patent number: 8273293
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a chamber where a base concentrate common to at least a first flavored food product and a second flavored food product is formed, the first flavored food product having different flavoring than the second flavored food product, the base concentrate having a first temperature. The apparatus also comprises a process line that receives the base concentrate from the chamber, heated liquid from a heated liquid source, and flavoring from either a first flavor source or a second flavor source to form a mixture of base concentrate, heated liquid and flavoring. The mixture has a has second temperature sufficient to achieve a change in the mixture selected from the group consisting of microbial change, chemical change, biochemical change, and enzymatic change, and combinations thereof. A method is also disclosed for change over from forming a first flavored food product to forming a second flavored food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Stokley-Van Camp, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashok S. Dhruv, Rei-Young Amos Wu, Michael J. Mastio
  • Patent number: 8263166
    Abstract: An in-shell-scrambled-egg is shown. The scrambled egg includes a natural poultry natural egg wherein the nested layers of the egg are scrambled and the shell of the egg is unbroken. In addition an in-shell egg scrambler is also shown and includes a rotation unit operatively connected to an egg retention portion designed adapted to rotate the egg retention portion such that an egg retained therein is scrambled without breaking the shell thereof. The egg rotation can be controlled by a controller and a sensor can recognize that the egg is scrambled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Eggnology Ltd.
    Inventor: Assaf Gurner
  • Publication number: 20120225173
    Abstract: An antimicrobial intervention for the production of ground meats by treating the exterior of the meat trimmings with an antimicrobial agent before grinding. An apparatus for applying an antibacterial agent to meat trimmings includes a closed or essentially closed chamber for limiting the escape of the antimicrobial agent to the environment during antimicrobial treatment of the trimmings, an entrance system for introducing trimmings into the closed chamber while preventing or significantly limiting the antimicrobial agent from escaping into the environment, an application system for applying an effective amount of the antimicrobial agent to exposed surfaces of the trimmings in the closed chamber; and an exit system for removing the treated trimmings from the closed container while preventing or significantly limiting the escape of antimicrobial agent into the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: LaWayne LARSON
  • Patent number: 8257539
    Abstract: A device for treating perishable objects or liquids and a method of fabricating the device. The method comprising breaking a single piece of magnetic material into a plurality of pieces; inhibiting movement of the pieces with respect to each other during the breaking of the magnetic material; and forming a magnetic structure comprising the plurality of pieces of the magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Esmo Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Loh You Chua
  • Publication number: 20120213889
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for enhancing the palatability of animal digests by adding anti-gelling agents to animal digests while adjusting the pH to a pH optimal for proteases used to hydrolyze viscera proteins. The anti-gelling agents maximize the production of viscera protein hydrolysates that can participate in Maillard reactions and increase palatability of the animal digest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Wen Chiang
  • Publication number: 20120171341
    Abstract: A device comprising a body portion having a hollow inside and a plunger portion configured to move up and down within the body portion; a cavity defined by the plunger portion and the body portion when the plunger is in a down or substantially down position; wherein the device is configured to administer a medication to an animal and/or to create a nugget out of a pill and a treat that will be administered to an animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Robert WEISS
  • Patent number: 8192777
    Abstract: A process for producing a frozen confectionery product is provided, the process comprising: extruding a frozen confection from a nozzle; and cutting the extruded frozen confection with an iris cutter; characterized in that the iris cutter is cooled to a temperature below 10° C. An apparatus for operating the process is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Sabina Silvia Haenel Burmester, Rui António Matias Soares, Vito Antonio Tricarico
  • Publication number: 20120136460
    Abstract: A food processing machine, such as a filling machine and/or twisting line for the manufacture of foods, particularly sausages, and a corresponding operating method, having at least one function module and at least one control section for controlling the corresponding function modules. Through at least one activation device, and after the input of an access authorization, at least one function module can be activated and/or one performance range from a plurality of possible performance ranges of at least one function module can be activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: ALBERT HANDTMANN MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Bernd Maile
  • Patent number: 8158076
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a chamber where a base concentrate common to at least a first flavored food product and a second flavored food product is formed, the first flavored food product having different flavoring than the second flavored food product, the base concentrate having a first temperature. The apparatus also comprises a process line that receives the base concentrate from the chamber, heated liquid from a heated liquid source, and flavoring from either a first flavor source or a second flavor source to form a mixture of base concentrate, heated liquid and flavoring. The mixture has a has second temperature sufficient to achieve a change in the mixture selected from the group consisting of microbial change, chemical change, biochemical change, and enzymatic change, and combinations thereof. A method is also disclosed for change over from forming a first flavored food product to forming a second flavored food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashok S. Dhruv, Rei-Young Amos Wu, Michael J. Mastio