Patent Number: 8,067,047

Title: Method and devices for forming articles

Abstract: The present invention is predicated upon methods and devices for forming numerous articles for various applications including nutritional applications, medicinal applications, or other useful applications for plants, animals or otherwise. In one aspect, the present invention provides methods and devices for forming high quality pellets using alginates as a retention agent for the ingredients. This may be achieved through the creation or modification of pre-existing forming devices, wherein an alginate applicator is provided for applying the alginate to the ingredients, before, during or after formation of the articles, or combinations thereof, to retain the ingredients of the articles together.

Inventors: Fajt; James (College Station, TX), Dorendorf; Bruce (Winnebago, MN)


International Classification: A23K 3/00 (20060101); A23L 1/05 (20060101); A23L 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-11-29 0:00:00