Chiquita Brands, LLC.
|Chiquita Brands, LLC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140072682||BANANA RIPENING - The present invention provides methods and systems for accelerating the ripening of bananas to a color stage of 3.0 to 3.5. Also provided herein are bananas ripened according to the methods of the present invention.||03-13-2014|
|20110293802||Banana Storage and Shipping Bags - A film for wrapping respiring produce is disclosed. The film comprises from about 2% to about 22% ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) with the balance of the film selected from food-safe, EVA-compatible, thermoplastic resins, such as low density polyethylene, linear low density polyethylene, and mixtures of those materials. A bag for storage and shipment of respiring produce, such as bananas, made from that film material, as well as a method for shipping and storing respiring produce, such as bananas, avocados, salad components or flowers, utilizing that bag, are also disclosed.||12-01-2011|
|20110034118||Ripening/Storage Room with Reversible Air Flow - The invention relates to a ripening and/or storage room for produce, including fruit and/or vegetables, more particularly for bananas, and a method for storing and ripening such produce. The invention relates to the construction of said ripening and/or storage room to achieve substantially symmetrical distribution of the heat across the load stacked in room space during ripening/store periods using reversible air flow through the room.||02-10-2011|