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1. (WO2017152154) QUANTITATIVE IN-SITU TEXTURE MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD
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Pub. No.: WO/2017/152154 International Application No.: PCT/US2017/020833
Publication Date: 08.09.2017 International Filing Date: 04.03.2017
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 19.09.2017
IPC:
A23L 19/00 (2016.01) ,G01H 15/00 (2006.01) ,G01N 29/04 (2006.01) ,G01N 29/14 (2006.01) ,G01N 29/44 (2006.01) ,G01N 33/10 (2006.01)
[IPC code unknown for A23L 19]
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
H
MEASUREMENT OF MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS OR ULTRASONIC, SONIC OR INFRASONIC WAVES
15
Measuring mechanical or acoustic impedance
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
N
INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
29
Investigating or analysing materials by the use of ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves; Visualisation of the interior of objects by transmitting ultrasonic or sonic waves through the object
04
Analysing solids
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
N
INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
29
Investigating or analysing materials by the use of ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves; Visualisation of the interior of objects by transmitting ultrasonic or sonic waves through the object
14
using acoustic emission techniques
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
N
INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
29
Investigating or analysing materials by the use of ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves; Visualisation of the interior of objects by transmitting ultrasonic or sonic waves through the object
44
Processing the detected response signal
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
N
INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
33
Investigating or analysing materials by specific methods not covered by groups G01N1/-G01N31/131
02
Food
10
Starch-containing substances, e.g. dough
Applicants:
FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC. [US/US]; 7701 Legacy Drive Plano, TX 75024, US
Inventors:
BAI, Ou; US
BOURG, Wilfred, Marcellien; US
MICHEL-SANCHEZ, Enrique; US
ALI MIRZA, Shahmeer; US
Agent:
CAHOON, Colin, P.; US
Priority Data:
15/448,85303.03.2017US
62/303,51104.03.2016US
Title (EN) QUANTITATIVE IN-SITU TEXTURE MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCÉDÉ DE MESURE QUANTITATIVE IN SITU DE TEXTURE
Abstract:
(EN) A measurement apparatus and method for in-situ quantitative texture measurement of a food snack. The apparatus includes an acoustic capturing device and a data processing unit. The physical interaction in the mouth with saliva, when a human being eats/drinks a food snack, sends pressure waves that propagate through the ear bone and produce an acoustic signal. The acoustic capturing device records and forwards the signal to a data processing unit. The data processing unit further comprises a digital signal processing module that smoothens, transforms and filters the received acoustic signal. A statistical processing module further filters the acoustic signal from the data processing unit and generates a quantitative acoustic model for texture attributes such as hardness and fracturability. The quantitative model is correlated with a qualitative texture measurement from a descriptive expert panel. Another method includes a food snack fingerprinting using an in-situ quantitative food property measurement.
(FR) L'invention concerne un appareil et un procédé de mesure quantitative in situ de la texture d'un aliment. L'appareil comprend un dispositif de capture acoustique et une unité de traitement de données. L'interaction physique dans la bouche avec de la salive, lorsqu'un être humain en train de manger un aliment, envoie des ondes de pression qui se propagent à travers l'os de l'oreille et produisent un signal acoustique. Le dispositif de capture acoustique enregistre et transmet le signal à une unité de traitement de données. L'unité de traitement de données comprend en outre un module de traitement de signaux numériques qui lisse, transforme et filtre le signal acoustique reçu. Un module de traitement statistique filtre en outre le signal acoustique provenant de l'unité de traitement de données et génère un modèle acoustique quantitatif pour des attributs de texture tels que la dureté et la capacité de fracturabilité. Le modèle quantitatif est corrélé avec une mesure de texture qualitative provenant d'un panel d'experts descriptif. Un autre procédé comprend un établissement d'empreinte pour un alimgent à l'aide d'une mesure de propriété d'aliment quantitative in situ.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)