Frito-Lay North America issued US patent for 'low pressure deoiling of fried food product'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , December 24, 2013 () – United States Patent no. 8,613,969, issued on Dec. 24, was assigned to Frito-Lay North America Inc. (Plano, Texas).

"Low pressure deoiling of fried food product" was invented by Keith Alan Barber (Frisco, Texas), Christopher James Koh (Southlake, Texas), Ram Pandit (Dallas) and Scott L. Sullivan (Frisco, Texas).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "Disclosed is an improved process and system for producing low oil fried food products. The process discloses frying food products at atmospheric pressure, and deoiling the fried food products using a centrifuge under vacuum pressure."

The patent was filed on July 22, 2011, under Application No. 13/189,170.

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