Patents Assigned to Kraft Foods R&D, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10206412
    Abstract: There is described a method of manufacturing an edible product comprising chocolate, the method comprising the steps of: (a) providing a baking mixture, for example a liquid batter or a pasty mass, comprising a source of starch and a liquid chocolate; (b) baking the baking mixture in a baking apparatus; wherein the liquid chocolate provides up to 70 wt % of the baking mixture. Edible products, including wafers and extruded snack foods, produced by such a method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R & D, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunther Gaim-Marsoner, Szymon Macura, Tadeusz Klaus
  • Patent number: 10194675
    Abstract: A coffee milling process comprising the steps of: a) introducing particles of a roasted coffee precursor into a milling chamber; b) introducing particles of soluble coffee into the milling chamber; c) jetting a gas into the milling chamber to mobilise the particles of the roasted coffee precursor and soluble coffee; d) thereby producing a milled and blended coffee product by comminuting the particles of the roasted coffee precursor by self-collision of the particles of the roasted coffee precursor and by collision of the particles of soluble coffee with the particles of the roasted coffee precursor within the milling chamber. Processes and products incorporating milled and blended coffee products are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Olean Fountain, Alan Gundle, Won Cheal Kang
  • Patent number: 10178870
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing an aerated confectionery shell comprising the steps of: (i) aerating an edible liquid; (ii) depositing the aerated edible liquid into a mould cavity; and (iii) pressing the aerated edible liquid in the mould cavity using a stamp having a surface temperature below the solidification temperature of the edible liquid so as to shape and at least partially solidify the liquid, thereby forming an aerated shell layer; wherein the aerated shell layer has a total gas content of at least 5%, the gas content being calculated using the following formula (1): Gas content of aerated shell layer=(M2?M1)/M2Wherein M1 is the mass of the aerated shell layer having volume V1, and M2 is the mass of a non-aerated shell layer having volume V1 and being formed from the same edible liquid as the aerated shell layer and in the same manner as the aerated shell layer. An aerated confectionery shell obtainable by this method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorsten Gustav, Paula Mora Castrillon, Rudolph Hauger
  • Patent number: 10167107
    Abstract: The invention provides a container comprising a base for storing and displaying one or more items, and a cover, wherein the container is configurable between a closed position in which the base is covered by the cover and an open position in which at least one item is visible and removable from the base, in use, and wherein at least one of the cover and the base comprises an attachment point or area on a surface thereof, for connecting a base or cover of a second container to the cover or base, in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: KRAFT FOODS R&D, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Collier, Peter MacQueen
  • Patent number: 10137655
    Abstract: The invention relates to a resealable package (1, 1?, 1?), comprising a package body (2) having a first side wall (4), a second side wall (6) opposite the first side wall (4), an openable top end (8) and a closed bottom end (10), wherein a portion (12) of the first side wall (4) protrudes beyond the second side wall (6) at the top end (8) in a direction from the bottom end (10) to the top end (8), and a closure element (18) which is releasably adhered to an inner surface (14) of the portion (12) of the first side wall (4) which protrudes beyond the second side wall (6) and the second side wall (6) so as to close the top end (8), Upon removal of the closure element (18) from the package body (2), a resealable adhesive arrangement (20, 22; 23; 25) is exposed so as to allow the inner surface (14) of the portion (12) of the first side wall (4) which protrudes beyond the second side wall (6) and an outer surface (16) of the second side wall (6) to be resealably adhered to one another in a position to close the top
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KRAFT FOODS R&D, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald H. Exner, Christopher W. Dunkle, Jo-Ann Clark, Adam Lloyd
  • Patent number: 10123550
    Abstract: A method of producing a multi-layered confectionery shell and a method of producing a plurality of confectionery shells are provided. The distance the stamp is pressed into the mold cavity in a second phase is shorter than the distance the stamp is pressed into the mold cavity in a first phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorsten Gustav, Paula Mora Castrillon
  • Patent number: 10051877
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a process for producing a confectionery product comprising heat resistant chocolate or a heat resistant compound mass and to the confectionery product, which is produced by this process. The process utilizes spraying water and/or a polyol (such as a sugar alcohol or a sugar) solution onto chocolate or a compound mass thereby inducing the formation of heat resistant chocolate or a heat resistant compound mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Konstantinos Paggios, Martin Richard Thiele, Hartmut Heinrich Balzer
  • Patent number: 9963256
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of assembling a filter element (8) with a cup-shaped capsule body (2) using a combined weld-head (70) and former (80), comprising the steps of positioning the filter element (8) at or near a mouth of the cup-shaped capsule body (2), moving the combined weld-head (70) and former (80) so as to contact and drive the filter element (8) into the cup-shaped capsule body (2), wherein, the filter element (8) is deformed by a sprung-loaded former (80) of the combined weld-head (70) and former (80) to form a cup-shaped filter element (56), and using a weld-head (70) of the combined weld-head (70) and former (80) to bond the cup-shaped filter element (56) to the cup-shaped capsule body (2). The present invention further provides a method of making a beverage capsule and a beverage capsule produced using this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Hansen, Mark Norton
  • Patent number: 9936718
    Abstract: A mold (1) for the production of confectionery products, comprising a top surface (2) having cavities (2a) and an opposite bottom surface (3), comprising at least one protruding element (5) at the bottom surface (3) of the mold (1) for increasing the heat transfer rate between the mold (1) and a fluid flowing along the bottom surface (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard Rocklage, Michael Talmon-Gros, Ulrich Loeser, Rudolf Hauger
  • Patent number: 9932168
    Abstract: A pod containing one or more beverage ingredients is provided, where the pod comprises a generally rigid outer member (12) with an open top and an outlet opening in the bottom, with an internal filter (16) adjacent a bottom portion of the outer member, one or more beverage ingredients disposed above the filter, and a lid (14) closing the open top. The outer member has an outer peripheral sidewall (20) defining the open top and extending downwardly from the open top toward the bottom portion and inwardly converging toward the outlet opening. The bottom portion of the sidewall defines a plurality of ribs (36) extending inwardly in the interior of the outer member toward the outlet opening. Beverage outlet flow paths are disposed between adjacent ribs and directed toward the outlet opening. The filter is supported above the outlet opening and the beverage outlet flow paths by the ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R & D, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Andrew Hansen
  • Patent number: 9932141
    Abstract: The invention provides a container (2) comprising a base (4) for storing and displaying one or more items (42), and a cover (22), wherein the container (2) is configurable between a closed position in which the base (4) is covered by the cover (22) and an open position in which at least one item is (42) visible and removable from the base (4), in use, and wherein at least one of the cover (22) and the base (4) comprises an attachment point or area on a surface thereof, for connecting a base (4) or cover (22) of a second container (2) to the cover (22) or base (4), in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: KRAFT FOODS R&D, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Collier, Peter MacQueen
  • Patent number: 9883683
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for making a coffee beverage, the composition having roast and ground coffee having a X50 of from 700 to 1250 ?m; and a milk powder with a X50 of from 50 ?m to 3 mm; wherein the ratio by weight of the roast and ground coffee to the milk powder is from 4:1 to 2:3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D, Inc.
    Inventor: Julie Almant
  • Patent number: 9878827
    Abstract: A reclosable package for food products has the following features: a cold seal formed between a first and a second sealing portion, in which the bonding force of the cold seal to the first and the second sealing portion is greater than the bonding force within the cold seal, so that the cold seal is separated and partly adheres to the first, and partly adheres to the second sealing portion when the seal is opened, or a seal with an initial opening force of 2, preferably 2.5, to 4 N/15 mm, and opening forces for one or more reclosings of 0.5 to 2 N/15 mm, preferably 1 to 1.5 N/15 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Exner, Olav Dagestad
  • Patent number: 9878837
    Abstract: A package for a food product is provided and includes a fin seal, where the package is configured for controlled opening using an opening feature. The opening feature may include an integral flap separable from the remainder of the package to form an access opening to an interior of the package. The flap may be defined by one or more score or scribed lines that extend only partially through the package. The flap may have a portion extending into the fin seal area. Opening of the flap may expose adhesive of the fin seal area which can be utilized for attaching the flap to reclose the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R & D, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Veternik, Stefan Scheuch, Ronald H. Exner, Olav Dagestad, Paul E. Doll, Deborah A. Lyzenga
  • Patent number: 9840365
    Abstract: A capsule (1) for preparation of a beverage from a beverage ingredient (32). The capsule comprising a first section (12, 14) and a second section (15, 40) which together form a beverage ingredient compartment of the capsule in which is received a beverage ingredient. The first section comprising a pre-formed inlet (23) for entry of aqueous medium into the capsule and the second section comprising a pre-formed outlet (41) for beverage formed, in use, from the beverage ingredient and the aqueous medium. Wherein the capsule is compressible when the capsule is inserted into the receptacle of a beverage preparation machine by the first section of the capsule being engaged by an inlet piercer (60) of the beverage preparation machine so as to cause movement of the first section of the capsule towards the second section of the capsule without piercing of the first or second sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Norton, Nick Andrew Hansen
  • Patent number: 9814249
    Abstract: A coffee composition or creamer composition comprising: a) instant coffee and/or a creamer; and b) confectionery particle comprising a chocolate and having a size of at least 1 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D, Inc.
    Inventor: Dean A. Lippold
  • Patent number: 9808026
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing confectionery shells using cold-stamping is provided. The method can also be used to manufacture multi-layered confectionery shells and/or confectionery shells comprising inclusions. Scraping means are passed outwardly over the boundary of the mould cavity in two or more different outward directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorsten Gustav, Paula Mora Castrillon
  • Patent number: 9808017
    Abstract: A food product having at least one moulded body. The moulded body has a food mass and an array of baked items or a substantially centrally located baked item. At least one member of the array of baked items or the centrally located baked item form a consumable unit together with at least a portion of the moulded body. Further, at least one portion of at least one baked item is not covered with the first food mass and is visible from at least one side of the moulded body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Aurelie Laberdure-Nedder, Jean-Philippe Rapp, Philippe Houssemand
  • Patent number: 9775366
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process for producing cream cheese using a specific combination of milk and milk fractions. It further relates to cream cheese which is characterized by a unique combination of levels of minerals, lactose and protein and which may be obtained by the process of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R & D, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Frederick Wolfschoon-Pombo, Thomas Demmer, Katerina Milosavljevic, Thomas L. Spiegel, Christian Hammer
  • Patent number: D790360
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R & D, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Down, Christopher Holt