DOLE FRESH VEGETABLES, INC.

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Intl Class Technology Matters Rank in Class
 
 
 
A01D HARVESTING; MOWING635
 
 
 
A23N MACHINES OR APPARATUS FOR TREATING HARVESTED FRUIT, VEGETABLES, OR FLOWER BULBS IN BULK, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; PEELING VEGETABLES OR FRUIT IN BULK; APPARATUS FOR PREPARING ANIMAL FEEDING-STUFFS 66
 
 
 
A23L FOODS, FOODSTUFFS, OR NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES A21D OR A23B-A23J; THEIR PREPARATION OR TREATMENT, e.g. COOKING, MODIFICATION OF NUTRITIVE QUALITIES, PHYSICAL TREATMENT 361
 
 
 
A47J KITCHEN EQUIPMENT; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; APPARATUS FOR MAKING BEVERAGES 347
 
 
 
A23B PRESERVING, e.g. BY CANNING, MEAT, FISH, EGGS, FRUIT, VEGETABLES, EDIBLE SEEDS; CHEMICAL RIPENING OF FRUIT OR VEGETABLES; THE PRESERVED, RIPENED, OR CANNED PRODUCTS 215
 
 
 
B26B HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 235
 
 
 
A23C DAIRY PRODUCTS, e.g. MILK, BUTTER, CHEESE; MILK OR CHEESE SUBSTITUTES; MAKING THEREOF 128
 
 
 
B07B SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS BY SIEVING, SCREENING, OR SIFTING OR BY USING GAS CURRENTS; OTHER SEPARATING BY DRY METHODS APPLICABLE TO BULK MATERIAL, e.g. LOOSE ARTICLES FIT TO BE HANDLED LIKE BULK MATERIAL 120
 
 
 
B08B CLEANING IN GENERAL; PREVENTION OF FOULING IN GENERAL 157
 
 
 
B26D CUTTING; DETAILS COMMON TO MACHINES FOR SEVERING, e.g. BY CUTTING, PERFORATING, PUNCHING, STAMPING-OUT 136

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2016/0021,903 METHOD FOR SANITIZING FRESH PRODUCEJul 23, 15Jan 28, 16[A23B]
2012/0279,180 HIGH-FLOW, LOW-VELOCITY GAS FLUSHING SYSTEM FOR REDUCING AND MONITORING OXYGEN CONTENT IN PACKAGED PRODUCE CONTAINERSMay 03, 12Nov 08, 12[B65B]

Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9861037 Mechanical produce harvester with gathering beltsSep 25, 15Jan 09, 18[A01D]
9668513 Leaf removal apparatus and methods of useMar 11, 16Jun 06, 17[A47J, A23N]
9565801 Decoring mechanism with mechanized harvesterJul 02, 15Feb 14, 17[A01D]
9486008 System for topping and tailing lettuce heads using a camera-guided servo-controlled water knifeSep 27, 13Nov 08, 16[G05B, B26D, B26F, A47J, A23N]
9307785 Method of using leaf removal apparatusJun 17, 15Apr 12, 16[A47J, A23N, A01D]
9125427 Method for sanitizing fresh produceJun 11, 13Sep 08, 15[A23B, B08B, A23L]
9078468 Leaf removal apparatusJan 15, 13Jul 14, 15[A23N, A01D]
9072225 Method of harvesting and decoring produce using a mechanical harvesterJan 08, 14Jul 07, 15[A01D]
8697164 Commercial lettuce packaging in the fieldApr 18, 11Apr 15, 14[A23L]
8631635 Decoring mechanism with mechanized harvesterOct 29, 12Jan 21, 14[A01D]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2014/0250,853 MECHANICAL BERRY HARVESTERAbandonedMar 11, 13Sep 11, 14[A01D]
2014/0202,119 FLAPPER GATE FORMING TUBE ASSEMBLY FOR PACKAGED PRODUCE CONTAINERSAbandonedJan 24, 13Jul 24, 14[B65B]
2014/0193,568 COMMERCIAL LETTUCE PACKAGING IN THE FIELDAbandonedFeb 21, 14Jul 10, 14[B65B, A01D]
2014/0030,402 TREATING PRODUCE TO REDUCE BROWNING AND IMPROVE QUALITYAbandonedDec 21, 12Jan 30, 14[A23B]
2012/0321,757 CELERY HARVESTING FOR PRE-WASHED FULL-LENGTH PETIOLESAbandonedJun 15, 11Dec 20, 12[A23L, A01D, B65D]
8234795 Vertical drum drierExpiredJul 29, 09Aug 07, 12[F26B]
2012/0102,907 Mechanical Produce HarvesterAbandonedOct 28, 10May 03, 12[A01D]
7484514 Washing a corded lettuce headExpiredOct 09, 07Feb 03, 09[B08B]
7278433 Washing a cored lettuce headExpiredDec 23, 03Oct 09, 07[B08B]
4884338 Electric shaver improvementExpiredJul 18, 88Dec 05, 89[B26B]

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