Global Patent Index - EP 1824739 A2

EP 1824739 A2 20070829 - CONTROLLING THE RIPENING OF BANANAS

Title (en)

CONTROLLING THE RIPENING OF BANANAS

Title (de)

STEUERUNG DER REIFUNG VON BANANEN

Title (fr)

REGULATION DU MURISSEMENT DES BANANES

Publication

EP 1824739 A2 20070829 (EN)

Application

EP 05824682 A 20051118

Priority

  • US 2005042238 W 20051118
  • US 360704 A 20041202

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2006060227A2] To control the ripening of bananas in industrial banana processing, a group of bananas that have been harvested is obtained. The group of bananas has a plurality of bananas attached at a common crown. A first portion of the bananas of the group is placed inside of an ethylene-permeable container. A second portion of the bananas of the group is kept outside of the container. The group of bananas is exposed to ethylene gas, where the first and second portions of bananas are exposed to ethylene gas at approximately the same time to initiate ripening of the first and second portions of bananas at approximately the same time. The first and second portions of bananas are allowed to begin ripening. As the bananas ripen, the container regulates the flow of oxygen into the container and carbon dioxide out of the container such that the first portion of bananas inside of the container are exposed to lower oxygen levels and higher carbon dioxide levels than the second portion of bananas outside of the container, to reduce the ripening rate of the first portion of bananas compared to the second portion of bananas.

IPC 8 full level

B65B 25/06 (2006.01); A23B 7/152 (2006.01); B65B 25/04 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A23B 7/152 (2013.01); B65B 25/041 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 2006060227 A2 20060608; WO 2006060227 A3 20061207; EP 1824739 A2 20070829; EP 1824739 A4 20120411; GT 200500351 A 20060807; JP 2008521433 A 20080626; JP 4691108 B2 20110601; KR 20070097476 A 20071004; PE 20060929 A1 20060826; US 2006121167 A1 20060608

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 2005042238 W 20051118; EP 05824682 A 20051118; GT 200500351 A 20051130; JP 2007544388 A 20051118; KR 20077014952 A 20070629; PE 2005001387 A 20051130; US 360704 A 20041202