Reinforced Patents (Class 30/328)
  • Patent number: 11440713
    Abstract: Package of a food product comprising a container and a sealing foil connected to the mouth edge of the container and a tool for picking the product, fixed to the surface of the sealing foil, wherein the sealing foil has a surface of thermoplastic plastic material, the tool is a flattened body of cellulosic or wood-cellulosic material, shaped like a spatula, and is fixed to said surface of the sealing foil by ultrasound welding, in the absence of an added adhesive material, along a section of a creasing line generated on the surface of the tool by the sonotrode during the welding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SOREMARTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Diego Canavesio, Roberta Riva Dogliat
  • Patent number: 11225364
    Abstract: This disclosure describes foldable serving utensils, such as serrated, partially serrated and unserrated spatulas and serving scoops, with sharp or dull edges, that can be comprised of bendable material that can be incised, scored, perforated and folded, such as cardboard, and that can be integrated into planar lids and surfaces of boxes and other containers, such as pizza boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: Brett I Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10959555
    Abstract: A tableware handle is provided. The tableware handle includes a handle body with a central axis, wherein the handle body has a cross section of “W” shape which is axisymmetrically distributed along the central axis. A tableware is provided. The tableware includes the tableware handle discussed above and a food taking portion fixedly connected with each other. The tableware handle and tableware thereof having a lightweight and good strength, are especially not easy to be broken and can be stacked stably. Moreover, there are small stacking clearance between the tableware handles, saving packaging, storage and transportation space. In additional, the tableware handle and tableware thereof are safe to use, light, comfortable and environmental protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Kolor Magnetic (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi Wai Lee
  • Patent number: 9609967
    Abstract: A multipurpose eating utensil has two side parts of flexible sheet material having inner edges joined unitarily by a membrane hinge unitarily for movement of the side parts between a flattened position extending generally coplanar with each other and a folded use position extending at an acute angle to each other from the hinge with the outer edges closely juxtaposed. Front and rear utensil parts are formed unitarily with the side parts of the thin but flexible sheet material and each have an inner edge joined unitarily to ends of both of the side parts and an outer end edge. One of the outer end edges is formed as a fork and the other as a spoon. Male and female fastening formations formed unitarily with the outer side edges can be fitted together to retain the side parts in the folded use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: FOLDITFLAT
    Inventor: Theo Stewart-Stand
  • Patent number: 9301631
    Abstract: The invention relates to a scoop (1) used in cooking and/or portioning food, comprising a plate-like, elongated handle (10) and a plate-like scoop blade (20) as its extension. The handle (10) is provided with at least one weakening line (11) in the longitudinal direction of the handle (10), which allows the handle (10) to be bent into a chute by pressing the handle (10). The scoop blade (20) is provided with two or more weakening lines (21, 22), which join the longitudinal weakening line (11) or weakening lines of the handle (10) in such a way that the scoop blade (20) bends into a chute, cup, spoon or dish forced by the bending of the handle (10) into a chute. The weakening lines (11, 21) are formed of elastic material (13), which is more elastic than the scoop material. At the weakening lines there are slots (14) in the scoop material, which are filled up with the said elastic material (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: MAGISSO OY
    Inventor: Juhani Siren
  • Patent number: 8683705
    Abstract: A dosing spoon is provided with two bowl portions, each with a front end for oral insertion, a back end, and a top edge along the circumference of the bowl. The spoon also has a handle portion that extends between each bowl. The first and second bowl portions are sized and shaped to contain a 2.5 mL and a 5.0 mL dose, respectively, of a substance with a specific gravity in the range of about 1.1300-1.1700. A rib may be present on the bottom surface of the handle portion to provide both additional stiffening to the handle, as well as a de-nesting feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: UCB Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Evans, Frank Tasber
  • Patent number: 8621756
    Abstract: A smart material actuator having a fixed supporting member, mechanical web, actuating arm, and piezoelectric or smart material stack is disclosed, together with a sensor adapted to indicate the degree of motion of the actuating arms and controller adapted to allow safe operation of the actuator in resonant conditions. Methods of maintaining resonant operation, avoiding resonant operation, and adjusting resonant frequencies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Viking AT, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery B. Moler, Aaron Dickey, Lawrence Egle, Daniel R. Tejada
  • Patent number: 8484855
    Abstract: A convenient and functional spoon-like utensil, easily transformed from the integrated composite of a thin piece of plastic adhered to a typical foil-type lid material used currently in the food industry. When the composite is rolled or folded, it forms a strong, ridged utensil with which to consume the food contents while “on-the-go.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Larry Don King, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8376609
    Abstract: The disposable agitator for mixed food products has an elongated stem, which has, at a longitudinal end, an agitator blade having the shape of a spoon, and can be removably fixed to the rotary shaft of a mixer, so that the consumer can subsequently use the agitator as a utensil for eating the product previously mixed; the agitator has at least one longitudinal rib, projecting transversally from the stem and/or from the agitator blade and at the same time acting as an agitator stiffening element and an active element in the mixing action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: ALI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gino Cocchi, Gianni Zaniboni, Roberto Lazzarini
  • Publication number: 20020026715
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spoon for receiving soft or liquid food. Said spoon has a handle with an attached mouthpiece constructed of soft and flexible material. The aim of the invention is to significantly simplify the manner in which food is received by small children and people with facial paralysis. The spoon has a practical shape in that the mouthpiece is trough-shaped and concave and has a level defining upper edge, whereby the thickness of the mouthpiece in the front and on the lateral side is proportional so that its concave shape can be inverted by the pressure of the tongue (Z) during swallowing and the mouthpiece can adapt to the arched shape of the hard palate (G) in a sagital and transversal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2000
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
  • Patent number: 5491897
    Abstract: A disposable spoon is disclosed which consists of an annular element of a firm nature, such as cardboard. The annular element is extended longitudinally by means of a flexible joint into a laminar body of a deformable nature, such as glazed paper. The laminar body has a shape similar to that of the annular element on to which it will be folded. There is further provided a handle with a groove for attaching it to the superimposed assembly of the annular element and the laminar element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Comercial Mertapa, S.L.
    Inventor: Javier Michelena
  • Patent number: 5347865
    Abstract: A measuring scoop with molded reusable fit clip is disclosed. The measuring scoop includes a bowl with a scraping lip or shoulder used for more effectively lifting product into the bowl, an elongated handle which is integrally mounted on said bowl and a reusable fit clip on the free end of the handle, which clip is used for sealing closed a bag of product. The design of the handle as well as the design of the reusable fit clip extends the life of the molded friction fit clip by improving the clipping force as well as the clip's resistance to deformation from applied stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Assignee: Amway Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick E. Mulry, Dennis J. Kool, Mike B. Tyberghein, Donald S. Gura, Jeffrey D. Plyler
  • Patent number: 4674186
    Abstract: A tool having a handle and a blade secured to and extending generally longitudinally from the handle is adapted for removing the contents of and scraping clean a container for liquid, semi-liquid, semi-solid or solid materials. The tool is rigid and inflexible and the blade is provided with a scoop-like member at the end thereof which is remote from the handle. The blade is also provided with separate scrapers edges which are adapted from scraping the bottom and side walls of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Inventor: Philip S. Galiano
  • Patent number: 4218010
    Abstract: A container lid convertible into a spoon constitutes a one piece water-impermeable sheet of a thermoplastic resin including a flat peripheral ring having a circular outer circumference defining an inner area of three-dimensional configuration including a diametral trough the front end of which flares outwardly and terminates in the plane of the ring. Wings extend laterally outwardly from the side edges of the trough. The front ends of the wings are located at the front end of said side edges. The side edges are weakened whereby as opposite points of the periphery of the lid are squeezed together the rear portions of the wings and of the trough collapse upon one another to form a spoon handle and the front portion of the trough is narrowed and deepened to form a spoon bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1980
    Inventor: Stanley L. Ruff
  • Patent number: 4060176
    Abstract: A food container lid is described which is convertible into a spoon for use in eating food from the container. A flap which is separable from the remainder of the lid is bendable at its base outward from the plane of the lid covering through approximately so that such flap provides a spoon bowl and the lid otherwise provides a handle for manipulation of such spoon bowl. The base of the flap is positioned inwardly of the peripheral edge portion of the lid covering so that when the flap is bent outward it overlaps such peripheral edge portion which thereby provides rigidity to the connection between the spoon bowl and the handle. The lid covering and the base of the spoon bowl flap are foldable upon themselves with the covering encompassing the base in order to enhance such structural rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1977
    Inventor: John R. Tobiasson
  • Patent number: 3931925
    Abstract: A flat paper lid for a container. The lid is formed with weakened zones such as crease-score lines which enable the lid, that at the time of purchase closes an open-mouthed container holding a ladleable mass of a comestible product, to be quickly and easily converted by manual manipulation into a spoon-like eating implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1976
    Inventor: Stanley L. Ruff