Patents Assigned to Kellogg Company
  • Patent number: 11324241
    Abstract: Snack bars incorporating a prebiotic, probiotic and natural fibers, and methods of making such snack bars are described herein. The snack bar may incorporate waxy grains held together by a binder comprising inulin and may be enrobed with a yogurt coating. The methods may include mixing inulin into a binder syrup at low temperature and a slab-bake process for reducing water activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventors: Guoshen Yang, Jennifer Elegbede, Vara Prodduk
  • Patent number: 11305496
    Abstract: A system for applying a fastening material to a substrate is provided. The system may include a first material source including the substrate. The substrate may define a first length extending from a first edge to a second edge and the first material source may feed the substrate in a first direction transverse to the first length. The system may additionally include a second material source including the fastening material. The fastening material may define a second length extending from a third edge to a fourth edge, whereby the second length is substantially equal to the first length and the second material source feeds the fastening material in a second direction transverse to the second length. The system may also include an applicator system that secures the fastening material to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventor: John Joseph Michels
  • Patent number: 11227307
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a user identifier and instructing display systems to display media content based on the user identifier. Each display system has a corresponding screen. The method also includes receiving image data from an imaging system configured to have a field of view arranged to capture images of a user. The method further includes determining gaze characteristics of the user including a gaze target of the user. The method further includes determining whether the gaze target corresponds to one of the screens. When the gaze target corresponds to one of the screens, the method includes determining a time period of gaze engagement with the corresponding screen. The method also includes storing at least one of the gaze characteristics and the media content or an identifier of the media content displayed on the screen corresponding to the gaze target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventors: Gustav Hoffman, Ganapa Sashidhara Murthy
  • Patent number: 10991006
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a campaign notification message to a shopper mobile computing device includes receiving a condition set from a computing device corresponding to a user for generating the campaign notification message. The condition set includes a defined campaign type, at least one proximity detection device activated by the user and at least one proximity-based delivery parameter indicating campaign content related to the defined campaign type, wherein the campaign content is associated with a corresponding range of proximities in relation to the activated proximity detection device. The method also includes receiving proximity information from the shopper mobile computing device indicating a proximity of the shopper mobile computing device in relation to the activated proximity detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventor: Ganapa Sashidhara Murthy
  • Patent number: 10914520
    Abstract: The heat recovery system includes an oven having a treatment air with a treatment air temperature and a treatment air dew point temperature to treat a product or product in process. A zone outlet exhaust waste treatment air following the treatment of the product. A preheating zone includes a preheating inlet for the introduction of preheating air having a preheating air temperature and a preheating air dew point temperature to preheat the product. A transfer duct extends between the zone outlet of the oven and the preheating zone to transfer a portion of waste treatment air from the oven to the preheating zone to create the preheating air to preheat additional product. The preheating air preheats the product in the preheating zone to a product temperature that is at least equal to the treatment air dew point temperature to eliminate surface condensation on the product during treatment in the oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventors: Nicholson Hirzel, James Breslin
  • Patent number: 10906682
    Abstract: A food processing system is disclosed. The food processing system includes a food scaling portion, a food bagging portion and a chute portion connecting the food scaling portion to the food bagging portion. The food processing system also includes a foreign object sensor arranged about the chute portion. The foreign object sensor and the chute portion cooperatively form a foreign object sensing zone within a passage formed by the chute portion that extends along a portion of a length of the chute portion. The food processing system also includes at least one sensor testing conduit extending through one or both of the food scaling portion and the chute portion. An exit opening of the at least one sensor testing conduit is arranged in an opposing relationship with respect to the foreign object sensing zone. A foreign object sensor apparatus for detecting non-foodstuff material is also disclosed. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventor: Nicholson James Hirzel
  • Patent number: 10813474
    Abstract: A system for displaying merchandise includes a first tray member including a passage extending from a first end of the first tray member to a second end of the first tray member. The passage includes a support bed extending parallel to a longitudinal axis of the passage, and a ramp extending from the support bed to the second end at an oblique angle. The system further includes a second tray member including the passage. The second tray member is received by the first end of the first tray member, and is operable between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the passage has a first length and in the second position the passage has a second length. The system further includes a pusher disposed within the passage and operable between a first position adjacent the ramp, and a second position spaced apart from the ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventor: Jane Yu Xin Lim
  • Patent number: 10773845
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a product metering device, first and second container preparation systems, and a controller. The product metering device is configured to dispense a product. The first and second container preparation systems are configured to dispense first and second containers, respectively, for receiving the product from the product metering device. The first and second container preparation systems include first and second severed container material transporting devices, respectively, operable to transport the first and second containers, respectively, from the first and second container preparation systems, respectively, to the product metering device. The controller simultaneously controls (i) one of the first container preparation system and the second container preparation system to prepare one of the first container and the second container, and (ii) the product metering device to dispense the product into the other of the first container and the second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventor: John Joseph Michels
  • Patent number: 10766662
    Abstract: A storage assembly comprises a sleeve and a container. The sleeve defines an interior void operable to receive a foodstuff. The container defines an interior cavity operable to receive the sleeve. The container includes a first sidewall and a second sidewall. A first flap is attached to the first sidewall and a second flap is attached to the second sidewall. The second flap includes at least one clip removably attached to the second sidewall. The clip comprises an aperture for receiving a portion of the sleeve therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventor: Travis Bernard Key
  • Patent number: 10766205
    Abstract: A system for applying a fastening material to a substrate is provided. The system may include a first material source including the substrate. The substrate may define a first length extending from a first edge to a second edge and the first material source may feed the substrate in a first direction transverse to the first length. The system may additionally include a second material source including the fastening material. The fastening material may define a second length extending from a third edge to a fourth edge, whereby the second length is substantially equal to the first length and the second material source feeds the fastening material in a second direction transverse to the second length. The system may also include an applicator system that secures the fastening material to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventor: John Joseph Michels
  • Patent number: D894731
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventor: Eric Patrick Lewandowski
  • Patent number: D898564
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventors: Sean Sanders, Matthew J. Costello, Derek A. Smith, Jeff Nuss, Donald Joswick, Mark Allen Fager
  • Patent number: D902029
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventors: Sean Sanders, Matthew J. Costello, Derek A. Smith, Jeff Nuss, Donald Joswick, Mark Allen Fager
  • Patent number: D910267
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Brooks, Richard Roach, Christian Brown, Brittany Tomlin Suehr, Linnea Marie Riddell
  • Patent number: D915729
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Brooks, Richard Roach, Christian Brown, Brittany Tomlin Suehr, Linnea Marie Riddell
  • Patent number: D916426
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Brooks, Richard Roach, Christian Brown, Brittany Tomlin Suehr, Linnea Marie Riddell
  • Patent number: D937535
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Brooks, Richard Roach, Christian Brown, Brittany Tomlin Suehr, Linnea Marie Riddell
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    Patent number: D938820
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventors: Sean Sanders, Matthew J. Costello, Derek A. Smith, Jeff Nuss, Donald Joswick, Mark Allen Fager
  • Patent number: D939806
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: KELLOGG COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Brooks, Richard Roach, Christian Brown, Brittany Tomlin Suehr, Linnea Marie Riddell
  • Patent number: D947667
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventors: Sean Sanders, Matthew J. Costello, Derek A. Smith, Jeff Nuss, Donald Joswick, Mark Allen Fager