09273901 cites 17 patents.

An apparatus (20) for dehydrating organic material in batches has a processing unit (22) having a microwave-vacuum chamber (34), an input module (28) and an output module (30), with a conveyor (54) for moving the material through the chamber on a microwave-transparent window. A material reservoir (68) is arranged to receive the material exiting the output module. A conveyor (78) external to the vacuum chamber conveys material that exits the reservoir to the input module. The vacuum chamber (34), reservoir (68) and external conveyor (78) are in fluid communication to operate at a common, reduced pressure. The organic material passes through the vacuum chamber multiple times to equilibrate and dry to the desired degree.

Title
Microwave vacuum-drying of organic materials
Application Number
14/123671
Publication Number
9273901 (B2)
Application Date
July 12, 2012
Publication Date
March 1, 2016
Inventor
Parastoo Yaghmaee
Vancouver
CA, US
Timothy D Durance
Vancouver
CA, US
Jun Fu
Port Coquitlam
CA, US
Agent
McKee Voorhees & Sease
Assignee
EnWave Corporation
CA, US
IPC
C12N 9/00
A61K 35/741
C12N 13/00
A23L 3/54
C12M 1/00
F26B 25/00
A61K 39/00
F26B 3/347
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