Invention Disclosures

1.   Almenar, E.; McArdle, A.; Duguma, H.; Gurzell, E.; Matuana, M. L. Saponin extract from soymeal, related compositions, and related methods. Patent application No. 32213/59865 (11/29/23).

2.   Almenar, E.; Adzaly, Z.; Villalobos-Carvajal, R.; Kang, I. Development of a novel sausage casing made of chitosan (Invention disclosure number: TEC 2014-0070 (02/03/14)).

3.    Almenar, E.; Koutsimanis, G.; Harte, J. Development of a biodegradable film for fresh produce packaging with the capability to adjust the gas exchange rate to temperature changes (Invention disclosure number: TEC 2013-0082 (01/25/13)).

4.     Almenar, E.; Lee J.; Beaudry, R.; Harte, B.; Ryser, E.; Harte, J; Siddiq, M. Collagen as feedstock to create bio-based films for rapid release and controlled delivery of physiologically bioactive molecules to enhance quality, safety, and nutritional value of minimally processed fresh produce and of other food products (Invention disclosure number: TEC 2011-0068 (02/22/11)).

5.     Almenar, E.; Marks, B.; Jeong, S.; Ryser, E.; Benyathiar, P. Low-energy X-ray (1<MeV) to irradiate poly(lactic acid), PLA, and other polymers without compromising the material integrity. (Invention disclosure number: TEC2010-0079).

6.     Almenar, E.; Auras, R.; Samsudin, H.; Harte, B.; Rubino, M.; Harte, J. Microperforated poly(lactic acid) packaging systems and method of preparation thereof. (Invention disclosure number: TEC 2009-0023 XPT; U.S. Provisional patent application Serial #: 61/122,192, December/15/08; USA2010/01511661 (June 17, 2010).

7.     Almenar, E.; Auras, R.; Harte, B.; Rubino, M. β-cyclodextrins as nucleating agents for polylactide (PLA). (U.S Patent No. 12/201,452, August 8, 2008). 20090060860 β-cyclodextrins as nucleating agents for polylactide (PLA) (03/05/2009).

8.     Almenar, E.; Auras, R.; Harte, B.; Rubino, M. New alternatives to avoid fungal growth in food systems. (Invention disclosure number: 06-073; Provisional patent application # 60,598-013). WO/2700/103336 Microencapsulation of volatile compounds into cyclodextrins (2007/09/13).Microencapsulation of volatile compounds into cyclodextrins: A new technology to reduce postharvest losses. Pub. No. : US 2007/0207981A1 (Sep.6/2007).