Kevin P Sullivan, Ian Tinkler, Geoffrey Y Smith, Darius Dilmaghani, Finn Brudevold: Beverage forming device with opening/closing mechanism for a beverage cartridge receiver. Keurig Incorporated, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, April 7, 2009: US07513192 (100 worldwide citation)

A beverage forming system includes an actuator and first and second portions that are movable relative to each other between open and closed positions. The first and second portions include a cartridge receiving portion to accept a cartridge for forming a beverage, e.g., a disposable single serve ca ...

Philip J Ryan: Potato product with opposite corrugations of different frequencies. Frito Lay, Bernard Rothwell & Brown, April 2, 1985: US04508739 (81 worldwide citation)

Food product pieces are formed with corrugations on opposite sides thereof wherein the corrugations formed on one side have a frequency in the range from 1.5 to 5 times the frequency of the corrugations formed on the other side. As a result, flavor and texture development can be controlled during la ...

Juha Nurmi, Tammy Pepper, Juha Oravainen, Mike Bond, Ian Fairs: Process for hard panning of chewable cores and cores produced by the process. Xyrofin Oy, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, November 23, 2004: US06821535 (80 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a process for the hard panning of chewable cores in a pan or drum wherein a syrup of a crystallizable sugar or polyol is intermittently sprayed over a bed of the cores and the cores are dried between sprayings with a flow of air. The speed and efficiency of the panning proce ...

Warning Walter B, Warning Jr Walter B: Method for making cotton candy. Tec Pak Corporation, Patnaude Edmond T, December 30, 1975: US3930043 (80 worldwide citation)

Spun sugar is collected in rotating collection pans from which it automatically feeds onto a conveyor belt which carries it through a compacting and sizing unit and then through a cutter and separator to provide spaced apart portions of sugar candy. The strands are pulled upwardly from the pans onto ...

Bruce E Dale, Justin K Weaver: Process for treating cellulosic materials. Board of Trustees operating Michigan State University, Ian C McLeod, August 22, 2000: US06106888 (76 worldwide citation)

A process and screw in barrel apparatus (10) for expanding cellulosic materials is described. The expanded cellulosic material is useful as an animal feed and a nutrient source for fermentation processes.

Alfonso Gañán Calvo: Enhanced food products. Universidad de Sevilla, Karl Bozicevic, Dianna L DeVore, Bozicevic Field & Francis, June 19, 2001: US06248378 (74 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to production of particles for introduction into food using a stable microjet and a monodisperse aerosol formed when the microjet dissociates. A variety of devices and methods are disclosed which allow for the formation of a stream of a first fluid (e.g. a liquid) character ...

Kenneth M Repholz, Pradeep G Kanade: Multi-orifice coextrusion method. Quaker Oats Company, St Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, February 13, 1990: US04900572 (74 worldwide citation)

The present invention presents a dual-textured pet food as well as a multi-orifice coextrusion apparatus and method for the use of the multi-orifice coextrusion apparatus for preparing the dual-textured pet food of the invention. The multi-orifice coextrusion apparatus of the present invention feeds ...

George J Krubert: Printing of foods. Keebler Company, Lockwood Alex FitzGibbon & Cummings, March 25, 1986: US04578273 (72 worldwide citation)

A method of forming a printed food or baked product, and the product itself comprises forming a hard, non-porous icing surface by drying an icing mixture and printing one or more edible inks on the hard surface of the icing using a printing pad having an edible silicone oil therein. The icing may be ...

Alexander C Tsuei, Lorenz Kogl III, Daniel B Pendergrass Jr: Method of encapsulation and microcapsules produced thereby. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Dale A Bjorkman, December 31, 1996: US05589194 (70 worldwide citation)

Microcapsules are prepared by dispersing or dissolving an active component or components in a solid matrix-forming material that has been thermally softened to form an encapsulation composition. The encapsulation composition is injected as an intact stream into a quenching liquid to provide solid mi ...

Janette M Barnes, James A Steinke: Encapsulation matrix composition and encapsulate containing same. SCM Corporation, Richard H Thomas, August 25, 1987: US04689235 (66 worldwide citation)

There is provided an extrudable encapsulation matrix composition having improved loading capacity for oils, flavors, fragrances, agricultural chemicals, insecticides, drugs, etc. The matrix comprises a maltodextrin and hydrogen octenylbutanedioate amylodextrin or equivalent.