US Patent No: 6,068,873

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Process for the production of masa flour

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This invention is directed to a continuous process for the production of flour and dough using separate components of cereal grain. Masa flour and dough is made by blending component parts of corn kernels, hydrating the blend, tempering the blend and cooking the tempered blend.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CARGILL, INCORPORATEDWAYZATA, MN371

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Burianek, Mark D Greenwood, IN 4 51
Delrue, Rita M Minnetonka, MN 12 160

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Campbell Soup Company (2)
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CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS DEL I.P.N. (2)
* 5,532,013 Method for the preparation of instant fresh corn dough or masa 26 1994
* 5,558,886 Extrusion apparatus for the preparation of instant fresh corn dough or masa 36 1995
 
WENGER MANUFACTURING, INC. (2)
* 5,176,931 Preparation of masa flour 28 1992
* 5,558,898 Continuous method of producing masa flour 26 1994
 
IMIT, A.C., LEGARIA 694, MEXICO 10, D.F., MEXICO, A GOVERNMENT OWNED DECENTRALIZED INSTITUTION (1)
* 4,594,260 Process for producing nixtamalized corn flour 45 1984
 
J. R. Scott Milling Company (1)
* 4,844,937 Method for making puffable food products from corn and products produced therefrom 36 1988
 
JDA SOFTWARE GROUP (1)
* 2002/0169,657 Supply chain demand forecasting and planning 57 2001
 
KETTLE FOODS, INC. (1)
* 5,298,274 Methods for making tortilla chips and tortilla chips produced thereby 22 1992
 
KRAFT FOODS HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
* 5,652,010 Production of masa corn-based products 41 1995
 
MEI Research, Inc. (1)
* 5,700,505 Method of improving head rice yield 12 1995
 
Nakamura & Partners (1)
* 4,882,188 Process for preparing heat treated granular solid food 16 1988
 
PARADOX CAPITAL FUNDING LLC (1)
* 4,985,269 Continuous extrusion for tortilla chip production 59 1990
 
Seven-H Corporation (1)
* 4,555,409 Cereal processing 36 1984
 
TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A. (1)
* 5,589,214 Process for heat treatment of particulate materials such as food 12 1993
 
THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM (1)
* 5,296,253 Intermediate moisture legume and cereal food product and method of producing 33 1992
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture (1)
* 4,996,063 Method for making a soluble dietary fiber composition from oats 60 1989
 
UNITED CAROLINA BANK (1)
* 5,225,224 Process for forming corn grit food products 19 1992
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
RE31513 Blanching, pasteurizing and sterilizing process and apparatus suitable therefor 19 1982
* 4,770,891 Method for preparing sheeted fried snack products 62 1986
* 5,332,594 Bran based snack product and process of making 3 1989
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FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC. (10)
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KELLOGG NORTH AMERICA COMPANY (6)
7,527,815 Method for reducing acrylamide in corn-based foods, corn-based foods having reduced levels of acrylamide, and article of commerce 9 2003
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SABRITAS, S. DE R.L. DE C.V. (3)
7,220,443 Method for making instant masa 2 2005
7,939,121 Instant masa 0 2006
8,110,239 Quick corn nixtamalization process 0 2008
 
BARRERA, ROBERTO GONZALEZ (2)
6,638,554 Continuous production of an instant corn flour for arepa and tortilla, using an enzymatic precooking 14 2002
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CARGILL, INCORPORATED (1)
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INVESTIGACION DE TECNOLOGIA AVAZADA, S.A. DE C.V. (1)
7,459,174 Continuous production of an instant corn flour for snack and tortilla, using a neutral enzymatic precooking 0 2004
 
MARTIN, JEFFREY WES (1)
7,524,519 Method for reducing acrylamide in foods, foods having reduced levels of acrylamide, and article of commerce 11 2003
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (1)
7,740,895 Nixtamalization process and products produced therefrom 0 2005
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