Patents Assigned to The Hershey Company
  • Patent number: 11299313
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shipping and display container which can be formed from one or more blanks folded and formed according to a method for creating the container. A portion of the blank forming the front wall can be formed from two stacked, joined layers including an interior and an exterior blank layer. The exterior blank layer includes top flaps and bottom flaps, the top flaps being significantly smaller in height compared to the bottom flaps such that when the container is formed, the top flaps form a bearing surface along the border of the container, on which a second container may be stacked, while defining a central window that displays the interior contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Eric Lawrence, Katelyn R. Rocheleau, Gregory Gressel
  • Patent number: 11291212
    Abstract: A crispy textured ambient shelf-stable food product is formed from a dough that includes at least 50% by weight of a fruit and/or vegetable, starch and fat. The food product has a moisture content of less than 4% by weight and exhibits reduced moisture uptake such that the food product has a moisture content of less than 7% by weight after 2 weeks exposure to ambient conditions of 50% humidity at 23° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: THE HERSHEY COMPANY
    Inventors: Utkarsh Shah, Gagan Mongia, Supapong Siris
  • Patent number: 11291226
    Abstract: A process of forming a crispy pressed snack includes combining at least one expandable plant product having a pre-gelled starch with a plurality of inclusions to form a mixture. The process also includes pressing the mixture together in a mold while applying heat at a temperature less than 220° C. to the mold to steam-cook the inclusions and cook the pre-gelled starch in the expandable plant product. The process further includes expanding the mold to reduce the pressure in the mold, thereby expanding the expandable plant product and forming the crispy pressed snack. A crispy pressed snack includes a mixture including an expanded plant product and pieces of at least one steamed low-starch vegetable. The steamed low-starch vegetable is present at about 10% to about 20%, by weight of the mixture. A starch of the expanded plant product holds the mixture together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: THE HERSHEY COMPANY
    Inventors: Utkarsh Shah, Emma Gottschall
  • Publication number: 20220095642
    Abstract: A reduced calorie filling composition may include a chocolate component and an aqueous component. The chocolate component may be present in an amount from about 30% to about 70% by weight of the reduced calorie filling composition. The aqueous component may include water in an amount from about 9% to about 20% by weight of the reduced calorie filling composition. In addition, the aqueous component may include a sweetener component in an amount from about 5% to about 30% by weight of the reduced calorie filling composition. The aqueous component may also includes a humectant in an amount from about 2% to about 10% by weight of the reduced calorie filling composition. A confectionery product may be a finished reduced calorie confectionery product having a reduced calorie coating composition on the reduced calorie filling composition. The finished reduced calorie confectionery product may be a reduced calorie truffle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Xiaoying Wang, Jonathan Stahl, Brian Baker, Linda Wright
  • Patent number: 11234448
    Abstract: A process of forming a confectionery product includes heating a confectionery mixture comprising a sweetened milk product and fat while stirring until the confectionery mixture reaches a predetermined consistency. The process also includes forming the confectionery product upon cooling of the confectionery mixture. The confectionery product has a water activity of about 0.59 or greater, has a sugar content of about 87 degrees Brix or less, and has a shelf life of about three months or greater. A confectionery product includes a confectionery mixture. The confectionery product includes a sweetened milk product, butter, cocoa powder, a sweetener, and a preservative. The sweetener is corn syrup, inulin, tapioca syrup, maltodextrin, pear puree, and/or a combination thereof. The confectionery mixture has a water activity of about 0.59 or greater, has a sugar content of about 87 degrees Brix or less, and has a shelf life of about three months or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: THE HERSHEY COMPANY
    Inventors: Dongming Tang, Brian Scott Baker, Burton Douglas Brown
  • Publication number: 20210393494
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a confectionery capable of imparting tooth-whitening benefits to an end-user, the confectionery containing: sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP), one or more sweeteners; and optionally a food-grade acid, such as citric acid. The present invention is also directed to a method of imparting tooth-whitening benefits to a consumer involving inserting the above-described confectionery into a consumer's mouth and allowing the confectionery to dissolve in the consumer's mouth, and repeating over a prolonged period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Balaji Santhanam, Ian Fairs
  • Publication number: 20210357836
    Abstract: The novel invention provides methods and systems for automated production of merchandising displays. The displays can be assembled in whole, shipped in whole and filled with customer-selected products in customer-selected amounts, filled with criteria-selected products in criteria-selected amounts or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: GREG GRESSEL, ERIC LAWRENCE
  • Publication number: 20210331827
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, in general, to stackable containers which are effective for shipping goods to a point of sale and for being easily and reliably converted into a merchandise display case after delivery. More particularly, provided herein is a foldable, stackable shipping and display container for shipping goods to a point of sale can be easily converted into a merchandise display case, and can be formed from one or more blanks folded and formed according to a method for creating the box such that it encloses the storage space on all sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: THE HERSHEY COMPANY
    Inventors: GREGORY M. GRESSEL, JONATHAN M. GENORD, MICHAEL W. LONG, KATELYN R. ROCHELEAU
  • Patent number: 11102998
    Abstract: A comestible binder includes water, glycerol, and about 25% by weight or greater of a protein source including a protein. A comestible product includes inclusions and the binder holding the inclusions together in the comestible product. A method of forming a binder includes combining water, glycerol, and about 10% by weight or greater of the protein source to form a binder composition. The method also includes removing water at a dehydrating temperature less than a denaturation temperature of the protein to achieve the binder having a predetermined moisture level without denaturing the protein. The binder includes about 25% by weight or greater of the protein source and the protein is not in a denatured state in the binder. The protein source may include a pulse protein, a lentil protein, a chickpea protein, a potato protein, a rapeseed protein, a sunflower protein, an algae protein, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: THE HERSHEY COMPANY
    Inventor: Yvette Thibault Pascua Cubides
  • Publication number: 20210179317
    Abstract: The present invention is a package having strengthened, reinforced lines of weakness. More particularly, the package, in its fully formed configuration, provides for a self-reinforced package and strengthened, reinforced lines of weakness for stacking and transport wherein the package is resistant to fracture at its lines of weakness due to jostling of its contents against the inside of the package and at its lines of weakness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: The Hershey Company
    Inventor: JAMES LAGROU
  • Patent number: 11026438
    Abstract: Confectioneries and methods of making confectioneries are disclosed in which a confectionery composition is deposited into a mold or a stamped confectionery shell. The deposited composition may be a monodeposit of a single composition or a co-deposit of two different compositions of differing textures, such as a hard candy and a fat-based component commingled to form a laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: THE HERSHEY COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Machado, Julie Hickey, Yvette Pascua Cubides
  • Publication number: 20210130033
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shipping and display container which can be formed from one or more blanks folded and formed according to a method for creating the container. A portion of the blank forming the front wall can be formed from two stacked, joined layers including an interior and an exterior blank layer. The exterior blank layer includes top flaps and bottom flaps, the top flaps being significantly smaller in height compared to the bottom flaps such that when the container is formed, the top flaps form a bearing surface along the border of the container, on which a second container may be stacked, while defining a central window that displays the interior contents of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Eric Lawrence, Katelyn R. Rocheleau, Gregory Gressel
  • Patent number: D925861
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Timothy Hunn Tao Ling, Ann Louise Brinkerhoff
  • Patent number: D927122
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Kelly McManus, Heather Dianne Seamans, Mary Beth Marette, John Russell Stiff, Anouk Linders, Tom Boogerd
  • Patent number: D927123
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Kelly McManus, Heather Dianne Seamans, Mary Beth Marette, John Russell Stiff, Anouk Linders, Tom Boogerd
  • Patent number: D927125
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Kelly McManus, Heather Dianne Seamans, Mary Beth Marette, John Russell Stiff, Anouk Linders, Tom Boogerd
  • Patent number: D927126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Kelly McManus, Heather Dianne Seamans, Mary Beth Marette, John Russell Stiff, Anouk Linders, Tom Boogerd
  • Patent number: D927821
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Kelly McManus, Heather Dianne Seamans, Mary Beth Marette, John Russell Stiff, Anouk Linders, Tom Boogerd
  • Patent number: D934531
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Sherry S. Elliott, James Edward Pierce, John Russell Stiff
  • Patent number: D945111
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: James Edward Pierce, Robert Boutilier