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 ...

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 ...

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 (79 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 ...

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 (75 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.

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 ...

Alfonso Gañán Calvo: Enhanced food products. Universidad de Sevilla, Karl Bozicevic, Dianna L DeVore, Bozicevic Field & Francis, June 19, 2001: US06248378 (73 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 ...

George J Krubert: Printing of foods. Keebler Company, Lockwood Alex FitzGibbon & Cummings, March 25, 1986: US04578273 (71 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 (69 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.