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Patent literature has always been a mine of information, but until recently, it was difficult to access. Now, with the Internet, access to all patent documents is almost instantaneous and free. However, interpreting the technical information provided by patent literature requires a certain skill. This monograph aims to provide that skill by explaining patent jargon and providing background information on patenting. Patents dealing with edible oil processing are used to explain various aspects of patenting. To make the explanations less impersonal, some have been larded with personal remarks and experiences. Accordingly, this monograph is intended for scientists and engineers dealing with edible oils and fats who want to extend their sources of technical information. Hopefully, it will inspire them to innovate, help them to avoid duplication, and provide them with some amusement.
|Publication date:||26th September 2012|
|Author:||Albert J. Dijkstra|
|Publisher:||Springer-Verlag New York Inc.|
|Categories:||Food & beverage technology,|
Albert Dijkstra studied chemistry at Leiden University, specializing in gas kinetics. He never received any specific training in the three subjects treated in this monograph: lipid chemistry, chemical technology, and patents. That may be the reason why he continues to query what he does not understand in these subjects, question established truths, and expose myths. As a result, he has developed several novel processes in the field of directed interesterification, degumming, dry fractionation, and the regeneration of spent bleaching earth. He has also derived an equation for the stripping medium usage in continuous counter-current vacuum stripping, suggested an improved mechanism ...More About Albert J. Dijkstra