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1. WO2019060435 - QUANTITATIVE TEXTURE MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD

Publication Number WO/2019/060435
Publication Date 28.03.2019
International Application No. PCT/US2018/051779
International Filing Date 19.09.2018
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 01.03.2019
IPC
G01N 29/00 2006.01
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
29Investigating 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
G01N 29/04 2006.01
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
29Investigating 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
04Analysing solids
G01N 29/24 2006.01
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
29Investigating 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
22Details
24Probes
G01N 33/00 2006.01
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
33Investigating or analysing materials by specific methods not covered by groups G01N1/-G01N31/131
G01B 5/28 2006.01
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
5Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of mechanical means
28for measuring roughness or irregularity of surfaces
CPC
G01B 11/30
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
11Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
30for measuring roughness or irregularity of surfaces
G01B 17/08
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
17Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of subsonic, sonic or ultrasonic vibrations
08for measuring roughness or irregularity of surfaces
G01N 2291/02466
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
2291Indexing codes associated with group G01N29/00
02Indexing codes associated with the analysed material
024Mixtures
02466Biological material, e.g. blood
G01N 2291/0289
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
2291Indexing codes associated with group G01N29/00
02Indexing codes associated with the analysed material
028Material parameters
0289Internal structure, e.g. defects, grain size, texture
G01N 29/14
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
29Investigating 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
14using acoustic emission techniques
G01N 29/2418
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
29Investigating 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
22Details ; , e.g. general constructional or apparatus details
24Probes
2418using optoacoustic interaction with the material, e.g. laser radiation, photoacoustics
Applicants
  • FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • BAI, Ou
  • BOURG, Wilfred, Marcellien, Jr.
  • FAGAN, Scott
  • MICHEL-SANCHEZ, Enrique
  • MIRZA, Shahmeer, Ali
  • RICHARDSON, Scotty, G.
  • SHAO, Chen, C.
Agents
  • CAHOON, Colin, P.
Priority Data
15/711,59221.09.2017US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) QUANTITATIVE TEXTURE MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCÉDÉ DE MESURE QUANTITATIVE DE TEXTURE
Abstract
(EN)
A non-destructive measurement apparatus and method for quantitatively measuring texture of a food snack is disclosed. The apparatus includes a laser generating tool, an ultrasound excitation device, an acoustic capturing device, an ultrasound capturing device and a data processing unit. The laser generating tool and the ultrasound excitation tool direct energy towards a food snack placed on a surface and produce an acoustic signal and an ultrasound signal. The data processing unit further comprises a digital signal processing module that processes the received acoustic signal and ultrasound 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. Texture of food snacks are quantitatively measured with the quantitative acoustic model.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un appareil et un procédé de mesure non-destructive pour la mesure quantitative de la texture d'un en-cas. L'appareil comprend un outil de génération de laser, un outil d'excitation ultrasonore, un dispositif de capture acoustique, un dispositif de capture ultrasonore et une unité de traitement de données. L'outil de génération de laser et l'outil d'excitation ultrasonore dirigent l'énergie vers un en-cas placé sur une surface et produisent un signal acoustique et un signal ultrasonore. L'unité de traitement de données comprend en outre un module de traitement de signal numérique qui traite le signal acoustique et le signal ultrasonore reçus. Un module de traitement statistique filtre ensuite 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 fracturabilité. Le modèle quantitatif est corrélé avec une mesure de texture qualitative provenant d'un panel d'experts descriptif. Les textures d'en-cas sont mesurées de manière quantitative avec le modèle acoustique quantitatif.
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