US Patent No: 5,514,389

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System and method for pasteurizing citrus juice using microwave energy

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A system and method for pasteurizing citrus juice with the use of microwave energy provide a plurality of microwave chambers through which juice is continuously flowed, the sequential flowing permitting a gradual increase in juice temperature that is sufficient to pasteurize the juice but insufficient to cause a detectable loss of flavor.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUSLAKELAND, FL13

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Burgener, Paul E Mississauga, CA 3 27
Grillo, Angelo C Boca Raton, FL 3 27
Nikdel, Seifollah Winter Haven, FL 2 9

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NESTEC S.A. (1)
4,694,133 Process and device for homogeneous microwave thermal treatment of liquid or solution in motion 15 1986
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
4,358,652 Fluid heater apparatus 34 1980

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ASEPTICA, INC. (2)
8,337,920 Method for processing biomaterials 0 2009
8,574,651 Method for processing materials 0 2012
 
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS (1)
5,667,828 System and method for pasteurizing citrus juice using microwave energy 3 1996
 
Questron, Inc. (1)
5,697,291 Method and apparatus for microwave enhanced pasteurization and enzyme inactivation of continuously flowing product 10 1995
 
TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A. (1)
5,908,651 Product recovery system and method 3 1997
 
Welch's Foods, Inc. (1)
5,846,583 Temperature sensing method and system for pasteurization 3 1997