Food Product Patents (Class 249/92)
  • Patent number: 8961163
    Abstract: An apparatus for making frozen comestibles including a base having a plurality of apertures formed within said first site thereof, and a plurality of molds attached to or formed integrally with the base. Each of the molds includes a receiving surface and an opening aligned with a corresponding one of the apertures of the base. Each of the molds is moveable between a first position, in which a substantial portion of at least one mold is positioned within the interior portion of the base and said receiving surface forms a molding cavity that is adapted to receive a comestible to be frozen, and a second position, in which a substantial portion of the mold extends outwardly from the first side of the base and the receiving surface of the mold is exposed externally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Propeller, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Zorovich, John C. Earle, Yos Kumthampinij, William Nickley
  • Patent number: 8870151
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a pan formed from a base plate, a housing, a divider and an ejection plate. Together, the pan is shaped to form a pocket bun. The constituent parts of the pan nest together when baking, and disassemble when removing the bun from the pan. The pocket bun has an open-mouth design to allow ingredients to be retained in the bun while the sandwich is being consumed. The open-mouth design is formed having either a single cavity or a plurality of cavities, with each cavity adapted for carrying a filling. The pan is designed having one or more chambers, with each chamber adapted for baking a bun. Adjacent chambers optionally include openings therebetween such that adjacent buns will have a baked connection therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Mayernick
  • Patent number: 8747928
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a holder for frozen food items and confections. The holder includes a grippable shaft having a first receptacle at a first end of the shaft and a second receptacle at a second end of the shaft. The first receptacle is adapted to receive a cone, such as those served with ice cream, or other frozen confection. The second receptacle is adapted to receive a stick, such as those served with frozen ice confections and ice cream bars. The receptacles are further adapted to receive drippage from melting frozen food items and confections. Furthermore, the holder is invertible to conveniently use either the first or second receptacle for receiving frozen food items supported in a cone, or on a stick. The receptacle not in use may be used as a support member to place the holder on a table or similar flat surface, if desired. The holder also includes a mounting cap that attaches to the holder for preparation and consumption of a frozen food item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Mecinna Price, Jared Price
  • Patent number: 8057207
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing frozen comestibles including a container having an interior portion holding a refrigerant solution, and a mold insert attached to the container. The mold insert includes a base, molding cavities extending therefrom, and a heat exchanger in communication with the molding cavities. The mold insert is received within the container such that the molding cavities are housed within the interior portion of the container and the heat exchangers are submerged within the refrigerant solution. The molding cavities include exposed openings that receive fluids to be frozen. When the refrigerant solution is at a sufficiently cool temperature, the fluids freeze into a shaped frozen comestible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Propeller, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Daniel Zorovich, Yos Kumthampinij, John Chandler Earle, Jesse Pierce Delgigante
  • Patent number: 8003149
    Abstract: Process for moulding a frozen aerated product including the step of filling a mould cavity with a frozen aerated product through a filling member; the mould cavity being a recess on a mould surface; the mould surface being at a temperature of below 0° C.; the filling member having an end part through which the ice cream is dispensed into the mould cavity; the end part being in contact with the mould surface; wherein the filling member includes a thermal insulation located at the end part of the filling member in contact with the mould surface; the thermal insulation being constituted by a material having a thermal conductivity of less than 2 W m?1 K?1; and the filling member being heated by a heating member upstream of the thermal insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Edward Cheney, Stephen John Dyks
  • Patent number: 7955066
    Abstract: An ice-candy forming container is provided which produces ice-candies having a complicated shape copying the face of a cartoon character or the like with higher quality and without a loss in shape. A forming container includes a first mold having a pattern portion formed in one face thereof, and a second mold configured to slide over and along the one face of the first mold, in a close contact relation, in directions designated by arrows A1-A2, so as to contain the first mold therein. In such a containing position, the second mold contacts externally and closely substantially an entire surface of the outer periphery of the pattern portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Zensho Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shoji Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20090211537
    Abstract: A pet toy may include at least two portions. The first portion may be generally non-edible, and the second portion may be an at least partially frozen or otherwise solidified substance. The first portion may include a body defining an open area, and at least a portion of the frozen or otherwise solidified substance may be contained within the area. The first portion may be formed from rubber, plastic or nylon, and so on, and the second portion may be formed from water, broth, gravy, yogurt, and so on. The pet toy may be created using a pet toy mold. The pet toy mold may include the first portion of the pet toy and a body selectively joined to the first portion. The first portion and the body may define a chamber for receiving the frozen or otherwise solidified substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: Aspen Pet Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick M. Bertsch, Digger T. Mesch
  • Patent number: 7354264
    Abstract: A manifold for a food product molding machine, which balances the flow and pressure of the food product over a wide fill area. The invention further relates to a feed system for a food product molding machine which has a multiple plunger configuration which increases the capacity of the food product molding machine. The invention further provides a valve for controlling the flow of food product molding machine. A breather vent assembly and auger cover is configured to return exhaust air and excess food product to the food product supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Patriot Universal Holdings, LLC.
    Inventors: Rick G. Gosz, Mark A. Kubsh
  • Patent number: 7338026
    Abstract: A top for use with an ice cream container, the top keeping the ice cream contained therein fresh, tasteful, and easily dispensable. When the top is placed or fitted into an ice cream container, the top is pressed down into the ice cream. The force of the top being pressed downward shapes the surface of the ice cream to conform to the shape of the top As the top is pressed downward, air escapes through the holes and the inner surface of the top touches the surface of the re-shaped ice cream. The top also has at least one projection, which may be moved independently of the rest of the top, the projection pressed or projected down into the ice cream. The depression made by the projection facilitates a spoon or serving instrument to be easily inserted into the ice cream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventors: Joe Solmonson, Michelle Solmonson
  • Patent number: 7331776
    Abstract: An impression device for food items. More particularly, the present invention is a stamping device designed to create images upon a variety of foods for decoration and/or marketing purposes. The stamper device of the present invention has the general appearance of a traditional rubber stamp, with large knob at the top to quickly adjust the depth of embossings. Small wings beside the knob provide an instant feature for orientation and comfortable ergonomic grip. The device provides both an emboss-only mode, and emboss-and-cut simultaneously mode, much in the manner of a cookie cutter. A simple snap means located at the bottom of the device functions to change such modes. Under the base of the device is a “socket set” style snap-in stamping die. As is the case with the roller device, the stamper device may be utilized for: 1) standard messages and images; 2) snap-in letters, which allows the user to assemble his or her own custom message; or 3) custom logos, messages, and images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Gourmet Impressions, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Ben Errera
  • Patent number: 6857277
    Abstract: The process and equipment, according to this invention, for manufacturing clear, solid ice of spherical and other shapes are capable of making clear ice balls and block ice of other shapes in the mold quickly, efficiently, and with effective energy utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Inventor: Katsuzo Somura
  • Publication number: 20020050554
    Abstract: The invention relates to a set of baking moulds for food products such as hams, including a plurality of moulds mounted on a support frame (5, 6), each mould comprising a trough (2) with a generally U-shaped transverse section in order to form a bottom (13) and two side walls (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Inventor: Claude Dreano
  • Patent number: 5841493
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for the manufacture of film made of polymer based material that is particularly well suited to open-pore type cross-linked polymers. The disclosed method comprises the following steps: the making of a cell C comprising, between a substrate S.sub.1 and a substrate S.sub.2, a compound comprising a precursor of the polymer P, at least one of the substrates S.sub.1 and/or S.sub.2 being soluble in a solvent .SIGMA..sub.1 and/or a solvent .SIGMA..sub.2, said solvent .SIGMA..sub.1 and/or said solvent .SIGMA..sub.2 being a non-solvent for the polymer P; the polymerization of the polymer P within the cell C; the immersion of the cell C in the solvent .SIGMA..sub.1 and/or the solvent .SIGMA..sub.2 so as to eliminate the substrate S.sub.1 and/or the substrate S.sub.2. Applications: liquid crystal devices, molecular sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Thomson--CSF
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Lipskier
  • Patent number: 5618463
    Abstract: An ice molding apparatus includes a first mold assembly which includes a first hollow chamber portion and which includes a spike assembly which projects inward from a wall of the first hollow chamber portion. The spike assembly includes a distal end adapted to support a quantity of solid material. The first mold assembly includes a first joint member adapted to connect to a second mold assembly. The second mold assembly includes a second hollow chamber portion which includes a filler channel adapted for passing a quantity of liquid water therethrough into the second hollow chamber portion and to fill up the first hollow chamber portion with water. The second mold assembly includes a second joint member adapted to connect to the first joint member, such that the first hollow chamber portion and the second hollow chamber portion form a combined interior mold chamber. The distal end of the spike assembly is located adjacent to a center portion of the combined interior mold chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Inventors: Joe Rindler, Nanci Pintavalli
  • Patent number: 5354191
    Abstract: Molding apparatus for forming and preparing frozen food products from liquids having at least one or more containers forming compartments for freezing the liquids has coacting cover and holder assemblies for each of the containers shaped to define a reservoir for collecting portions of melted frozen food product and having an elongated member connected in the generally longitudinal line of the cover and holder assembly so that the portion thereof exterior of the cover and holder assembly forms a handle and the portion extending through the interior of the cover and handle assembly forms an anchor on which the frozen food product is formed so that the frozen food product and the cover and holder assembly can be removed together, to enable the frozen food product to be consumed, and a passageway in the anchor having one end in communication with the reservoir in the cover and holder assembly and the opposite or remote end forms an access opening, and a removable or consumable sealing member maintains the passag
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Inventor: Daniel H. Bobis
  • Patent number: 5198127
    Abstract: A mould for ice confectionery and the like, including a removeable core for insertion into a cup. The core includes a number of core formers and a retainer for supporting handle strips, and closely engages the cup to define a number of mould segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Assignee: Anchieta Pty. Limited
    Inventors: Gregory C. Tilley, John Hanna
  • Patent number: 4437826
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a device for shaping and forming a rice body for a rolled sushi dish. The device comprises a base member provided with a plurality of semi-cylindrical notches in a parallel arrangement, a push cover member constructed in a similar but symmetrical form to the base member, a cylindrical frame member of the size into which the above two members can be horizontally inserted, and a ram member of the size engageable with inside of the frame and provided on the lower side thereof with plural projections in a parallel arrangement. The device is used by inserting the base member having plural semi-cylindrical notches from below into the frame for engagement, placing a suitable amount of vinegared rice (sushi-meshi) into the cylindrical frame, fitting the ram member from above into the frame to make a dent upon the surface of the vinegared rice, placing such suitable ingredients as pieces of tuna, ham, cucumber, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Inventor: Akitomi Tezuka
  • Patent number: 4363614
    Abstract: A press for forming and cutting filled dough products such as dumplings and ravioli has two parts which are hinged together at one end and have handles at the other ends. The parts which are hinged together each have enlarged portions with a cavity in each fitting a like cavity in the other with cooperating cutting surfaces surrounding a major portion of each cavity for cutting a filled dough product positioned in the cavity. Each cavity opens to the rear of said enlarged portions adjacent the hinges and thus provides an opening from the cooperating cavities when said press is closed, permitting expansion of the dough product without bursting during formation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1982
    Inventor: Tadeusz Zaremba
  • Patent number: 4311716
    Abstract: A process for moulding a food product consisting of a plastic mass, such as ice cream, and firm elements, such as biscuits. A multiple-cavity mould open downwards is placed on a fixed platform, a base is arranged in the mould on a vertically displaceable support, the biscuits are arranged between the base and the cavities and the mould is fitted with ice cream while the base is lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1982
    Assignee: Societe d'Assistance Technique pour Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Noel Launay
  • Patent number: 4285490
    Abstract: A freezable, edible substance is placed in a forming cup mounted by the base upon a lid. A serving cup is invertedly mounted over the first cup and closed by the lid after which the substance is solidified. When final preparation of the beverage is desired, the two cups are inverted and the first cup and lid are removed, leaving a frozen mound in said serving cup into which a drinkable liquid is poured around the solid substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1981
    Inventor: Michael W. Hanley
  • Patent number: 4239175
    Abstract: A mold for preparing frozen food products from a flavored liquid includes cap members adapted to fit over respective cup members retaining the liquid. The cap members have anchoring portions for extending centrally within the cup members whereby the liquid may be made to freeze thereabout. The cap members further include domed shaped central portions to serve as drip trays and a straw member leading from the interior of the central portion to enable liquid caught therein to be drawn off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1980
    Inventor: Paul Straubinger
  • Patent number: 4165061
    Abstract: A molding unit for forming a frozen liquid confection and the like comprising a container of molded or a plastic material and integrally molded with a ring-like member, which ring-like member is readily severable from the container and positioned between posts or pins on the container so that a portion of the ring-like member extends into the container to be frozen into and embedded in the frozen product with a portion of the ring-like member extending exteriorly so that it may be grasped and used as a handle to hold the finished frozen product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1979
    Assignee: RB Toy Development Co.
    Inventors: Sam Kupperman, Dennis Kupperman
  • Patent number: 4161837
    Abstract: A fishing hook bait mold utilizes a pair of mold halves each pivotably secured to another and having a pair of mating faces. Projections and projection receiving openings align the mold halves in a closed condition wherein a pair of open mouth cavities each communicate with one another by way of an internal passageway. One of the cavities, partly formed in each of the mold halves, is smaller than the other cavity, similarly formed, each having an open mouth portion on opposite sides of the mold. A fish hook is installed having the fishing line end disposed in one cavity and the barb end in another. Pliable bait material, such as dough or the like, is forced into the open mouth portion of the barb containing cavity such that the dough is formed tightly about the fish hook. Opening the mold permits the baited hook to be removed from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1979
    Inventor: Gerald M. Johnston
  • Patent number: 4066797
    Abstract: A donut maker for home use is disclosed which provides perfectly cooked and formed donuts having excellent taste and appearance characteristics notwithstanding the complete elimination of conventional deep fat frying of the donuts. The preferred device includes a base and openable lid section each having a pair of annular metallic concave walls disposed for cooperatively defining a pair of enclosed donut-shaped cooking chambers, along with a heating element for heating quantities of donut batter confined within the chambers; two corresponding sets of oil flow apertures are provided in the lid for allowing flow of cooking oil into the chambers during heating of the batter, in order to give the finished donut products a desirable crust and true donut flavor. In preferred donut-making procedures, cooking oil is introduced into the chamber during initial stages of cooking, whereupon the oil and cooking-generated steam are displaced from the chamber as the batter cooks and rises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1978
    Assignee: Dazey Products Company
    Inventor: Samuel L. McNair
  • Patent number: 4047477
    Abstract: A baking pan for the producing of an elongated hot dog receiving recess within a hot dog bun, said baking pan comprising a base having a plurality of dough receiving recesses, a member adapted to overlie said base, said member having a plurality of elongated oval shaped in cross section rods with each said rod adapted to be located slightly above each dough receiving recess and longitudinally thereacross, the member being securable by securing means to the base when the member is connected to the base, guide means to precisely position the member upon the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1977
    Inventor: Julius B. Berke