Presents an apparatus and method for removing pericarp from a seed, such as a corn kernel. The method includes sonicating the kernel to loosen the pericarp and then separation of the pericarp. One example of separation is by frictional milling. An additional optional aspect of the invention is isolation of the pericarp from the remainder of the seed and/or further cleaning or purification of the pericarp.
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. (Johnston, IA) Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
Cope, Jason M.; Yang, Wade; and Davidson, Billy, "Apparatus and method for removal of seed pericarp" (2006). Patents Granted. 112.