Global Patent Index - EP 1033081 A3

EP 1033081 A3 2001-02-07 - Method and apparatus for puffing foodstuffs and stimulants

Title (en)

Method and apparatus for puffing foodstuffs and stimulants

Title (de)

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Expansion von Nahrungs- und Genussmitteln

Title (fr)

Méthode et appareil pour l'expansion des produits alimentaires et stimulants

Publication

EP 1033081 A3 (DE)

Application

EP 00102159 A

Priority

DE 19909318 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP1033081A2] The expansion method has the foodstuff or tobacco material fed through an expansion zone containing a Laval jet (4), using a carrier stream (13) containing between 10 and 100 % steam, with the sound velocity obtained in the narrowest cross-section of the expansion zone. The carrier stream may be preheated to a temperature of between 100 and 300 degrees C. An Independent claim for an expansion device for a foodstuff or tobacco material is also included.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A24B 3/18

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A24B 3/18 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A24B 3/182 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

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AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1033081 A2 20000906; EP 1033081 A3 20010207; EP 1033081 B1 20051221; AT 313276 T 20060115; AU 2063100 A 20000907; AU 758500 B2 20030320; BR 0000725 A 20001031; BR 0000725 B1 20101228; CA 2300022 A1 20000903; CA 2300022 C 20070918; DE 19909318 A1 20000914; DE 19909318 C2 20010628; PL 192942 B1 20061229; PL 338751 A1 20000911; US 2002189624 A1 20021219; US 6397851 B1 20020604; US 6834653 B2 20041228

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