US10219536B2 – March 5, 2019 – Insect production systems and methods

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Inventors :

Daniel Michael Leo

Owner :

Leo, Daniel Michael

Application Number :

US15841886

Document Number :

US10219536B2

Priority Date :

December 14, 2017

Filing Date :

December 14, 2017

Date of Grant/ Publication :

March 5, 2019

Class :

; A23P30 / 00; A01K67 / 033

Abstract

Variable-scale, modular, easily manufacturable, energy efficient, reliable, and computer operated Insect Production Superstructure Systems (IPSS) may be used to produce insects for human and animal consumption, and for the extraction and use of lipids for applications involving medicine, nanotechnology, consumer products, and chemical production with minimal water, feedstock, and environmental impact. An IPSS may comprise modules including feedstock mixing, enhanced feedstock splitting, insect feeding, insect breeding, insect collection, insect grinding, pathogen removal, multifunctional flour mixing, liquid mixing, shaping, cooking, flavoring, biocatalyst mixing, exoskeleton separation, liquid separation, and lipid extraction. An IPSS may be configured to be constructed out of a plurality of containerized modules.

Claim(s)

1. An alimentary multifunctional composition having a bulk density ranging from between 3.5 pounds per cubic foot to 50 pounds per cubic foot, an energy content ranging from 4,500 British Thermal Units per pound to 10,500 British Thermal Units per pound, the composition includes: (a) a cannabis enhancer including one or more cannabis enhancers selected from the group consisting of cannabis , dried cannabis , ground cannabis , decarboxylated cannabis, cannabis volatile feedstock components, cannabis fixed carbon feedstock components, and mixtures thereof; (b) tetrahydrocannabinol; (c) a carbon content ranging from between 15 weight percent to 55 weight percent; (d) an oxygen content ranging from between 15 weight percent to 55 weight percent; (e) a hydrogen content ranging from between 2.5 weight percent to 20 weight percent; (f) an ash content ranging from between 2.5 weight percent to 7.5 weight percent; (g) a fat content ranging from between 5 weight percent to 60 weight percent, the fat includes linoleic acid, alpha-linoleic acid, and oleic acid; and (h) N-acetylglucosamine and/or pathogens including one or more pathogens selected from the group consisting of a bacteria, a parasite, a fungus, and combinations thereof.;
24. An alcoholic beverage derived by mixing: (I) an alimentary multifunctional composition having a bulk density ranging from between 3.5 pounds per cubic foot to 50 pounds per cubic foot, an energy content ranging from 4,500 British Thermal Units per pound to 10,500 British Thermal Units per pound, the composition includes: (a) cannabis; (b) tetrahydrocannabinol; (c) a carbon content ranging from between 15 weight percent to 55 weight percent; (d) an oxygen content ranging from between 15 weight percent to 55 weight percent; (e) a hydrogen content ranging from between 2.5 weight percent to 20 weight percent; (f) an ash content ranging from between 2.5 weight percent to 7.5 weight percent; (g) a water content ranging from between 2 weight percent to 10 weight percent; and (h) a fat content ranging from between 5 weight percent to 60 weight percent, the fat includes linoleic acid, alpha-linoleic acid, and oleic acid; (i) a niacin content ranging from between 50 parts per million to 5 weight percent; (j) a L-phenylalanine content ranging from between 50 parts per million to 5 weight percent; (k) a magnesium content ranging from between 50 parts per million to 5 weight percent; (l) a manganese content ranging from between 50 parts per million to 1 weight percent; and (m) an iron content ranging from between 25 parts per million to 1,500 parts per million; (II) treated water, the treated water is treated with one or more water treatment units selected from the group consisting of an adsorbent, an ion-exchange resin, a catalyst, activated carbon, a membrane, a filter, and combinations thereof; and (III) a biocatalyst including one or more biocatalysts selected from the group consisting of an enzyme, casein protease, peptidase, protease A, protease, aspergillus oryzae, bacillus subtilis, bacillus licheniformis, aspergillus niger, aspergillus melleus, papain, carica papaya , bromelain, ananas comorus stem, a fungus, a microorganism, and yeast.;
26. A foodstuff comprising: (I) an alimentary multifunctional particulate composition having a bulk density ranging from between 15 pounds per cubic foot to 50 pounds per cubic foot, a particle size that ranges from between 10 microns to 500 microns, and an energy content ranging from 4,500 British Thermal Units per pound to 10,500 British Thermal Units per pound, the composition includes: (a) a cannabis enhancer including one or more cannabis enhancers selected from the group consisting of cannabis , dried cannabis , ground cannabis , decarboxylated cannabis, cannabis volatile feedstock components, cannabis fixed carbon feedstock components, and mixtures thereof; (b) tetrahydrocannabinol; (c) a carbon content ranging from between 15 weight percent to 55 weight percent; (d) an oxygen content ranging from between 15 weight percent to 55 weight percent; (e) a hydrogen content ranging from between 2.5 weight percent to 20 weight percent; (f) an ash content ranging from between 2.5 weight percent to 7.5 weight percent; (g) a water content ranging from between 2 weight percent to 10 weight percent; (h) a fat content ranging from between 5 weight percent to 60 weight percent, the fat includes linoleic acid, alpha-linoleic acid, and oleic acid; (i) a niacin content ranging from between 50 parts per million to 5 weight percent; and (j) a L-phenylalanine content ranging from between 50 parts per million to 5 weight percent; and (II) one or more materials selected from the group consisting of a fiber-starch material, a binding agent, a density improving textural supplement, a moisture improving textural supplement, and mixtures thereof; wherein: (i) the fiber-starch material is selected from the group consisting of cereal-grain-based materials, grass-based materials, nut-based materials, powdered fruit materials, root-based materials, tuber-based materials, vegetable-based materials, and mixtures thereof; (ii) the binding agent is selected from the group consisting of agar, agave, alginin, arrowroot, carrageenan, collagen, cornstarch, egg whites, finely ground seeds, furcellaran, gelatin, guar gum, honey, katakuri starch, locust bean gum, pectin, potato starch, proteins, psyllium husks, sago, sugars, syrups, tapioca, vegetable gums, xanthan gum, and mixtures thereof; (iii) the density improving textural supplement is selected from the group consisting of extracted arrowroot starch, extracted corn starch, extracted lentil starch, extracted potato starch, extracted tapioca starch, and mixtures thereof; (iv) the moisture improving textural supplement is selected from the group consisting of almonds, brazil nuts, cacao, cashews, chestnuts, coconut, filberts, hazelnuts, indian nuts, macadamia nuts, nut butters, nut oils, nut powders, peanuts, pecans, pili nuts, pine nuts, pinon nuts, pistachios, soy nuts, sunflower seeds, tiger nuts, walnuts, vanilla, and mixtures thereof; (v) the foodstuff includes one or more selected from the group consisting of ada, bagels, baked goods, biscuits, bitterballen, bonda, breads, cakes, candies, cereals, chips, chocolate bars, chocolate, coffee, cokodok, confectionery, cookies, cooking batter, corn starch mixtures, crackers, crêpes, croissants, croquettes, croutons, dolma, dough, doughnuts, energy bars, flapjacks, french fries, frozen custard, frozen desserts, frying cakes, fudge, gelatin mixes, granola bars, gulha, hardtack, ice cream, khandvi, khanom buang, krumpets, meze, mixed flours, muffins, multi-grain snacks, nachos, nian gao, noodles, nougat, onion rings, pakora, pancakes, panforte, pastas, pastries, pie crust, pita chips, pizza, poffertjes, pretzels, pudding, rice krispie treats, sesame sticks, smoothies, snacks, specialty milk, tele-bhaja, tempura, toffee, tortillas, totopo, turkish delights, and waffles.;
27. A beverage derived by mixing: (I) cannabis; (II) treated water, the treated water is treated with one or more water treatment units selected from the group consisting of an adsorbent, an ion-exchange resin, a catalyst, activated carbon, a membrane, and combinations thereof; and (III) a biocatalyst including one or more biocatalysts selected from the group consisting of an enzyme, casein protease, peptidase, protease A, protease, aspergillus oryzae, bacillus subtilis, bacillus licheniformis, aspergillus niger, aspergillus melleus, papain, carica papaya , bromelain, ananas comorus stem, a fungus, a microorganism, and yeast.

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