Coacting Cutting; Edges On Female Mold Sections Patents (Class 425/235)
  • Patent number: 10772348
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating a ribbon of uncooked embossed dough into separated pieces patterned/shaped like the embossed pattern. The apparatus includes a pair of spaced apart rollers for receiving a ribbon of dough there between. One of rollers has a pattern embossed on its surface to emboss the ribbon of dough with the pattern. The surface embossing and the spacing between the rollers maintains the structural integrity of the embossed ribbon of dough. The apparatus has a two spaced apart rotating arms to receive the embossed dough ribbon there between. A plurality of spaced apart fingers extend outward along the length of each of the arms and are configured to tear the dough, without sticking, into dough pieces reflecting shapes embossed in the dough ribbon. The dough pieces can be dried, and patterned shaped pieces are separated out for expansion to three dimensions by cooking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Asiedu Asante, Rudolph L. Bazaldua, Sonny Beckman, Ajay Rajeshwar Bhaskar, Bhima Geera, Lori Glanz, Nick Ladin, V. N. Mohan Rao, David L. Sanchez, William Yang
  • Patent number: 9017058
    Abstract: A dough forming station for a device for forming a dough ring comprises a roller with a roller rotational axis and a plurality of dough forming inserts arranged on an outer lateral surface of the roller, a punch beam, which has a punch beam longitudinal axis, with at least one punch, wherein the dough ring is arranged for forming between the at least one punch and a dough forming insert, wherein a lifting drive is provided to displace the punch beam with the at least one punch along a stroke direction oriented perpendicular to the roller rotational axis, wherein the roller rotational axis and the punch beam longitudinal axis are oriented parallel to one another, and wherein a plurality of dough forming inserts arranged about the roller rotational axis along a rotational direction are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Neuenkirchener Maschinenfabrik Emil Kemper GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Lazis, Thomas Hagenhoff
  • Patent number: 9004899
    Abstract: Noodles with hand-made quality consisting of thick and thin portions are processed by introducing a noodle belt between first and second cutting rolls 5 and 6 having first and second cutting blades 3 and 4 each formed by large and small diameter portions 3a, 4a and 3b and 4b, and spacers 7. The cutting rolls are relatively shifted in an axial direction such that the thick portion is formed by opposing large diameter portion and spacer and the thin portion is formed by opposing large diameter portion and small diameter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Sanyo Foods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Nagayama, Takeshi Youda
  • Patent number: 8944800
    Abstract: A kitchen tool applies texture to gnocchi or gnocchetti. The kitchen tool has a bottom surface defining a plurality of parallel longitudinal ridges. Serrations on the longitudinal ridges help the longitudinal ridges to grip a ball of dough. A cross ridge is generally normal to the longitudinal ridges and depends below the longitudinal ridges. Sides depend below the cross ridge and the longitudinal ridges. The kitchen tool may be a part of a kit that also includes a dry dough mix. A method of using the tool also is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Richard R. Riggio
  • Patent number: 8685300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoforming device for thermoforming a product (1) from a plastic foil (23), and to a corresponding method. The invention relates particularly to a thermoforming process and device in which a slot (2) is arranged in a product (1) to be formed. The invention also relates to a product (1), particularly a flowerpot, manufactured using this thermoforming device or method. The thermoforming device is characterized in that the cutting sleeve (10) and cutting plate (7) and/or hold-down element (8) define an auxiliary cutting line through which the plastic foil (23) is cut in order to arrange a slot (2) in the product (1) to be formed. The functions of slot-forming and product-foil separation are hereby performed by substantially the same components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Bosch Sprang Beheer B.V.
    Inventors: Antoni Bosch, Martijn Haex
  • Patent number: 8668485
    Abstract: An improved dough-rolling apparatus and method for rolling sheeted dough. The proposed invention comprises a dough-rolling apparatus having a dough sheeter that cuts a dough sheet into preforms having a concave leading edge and convex trailing edge. A rolling curtain creates a rolled preform with the leading edge on the inside and the trailing edge on the outside. The rolled preform is cooked to produce a rolled snack product with consistent thickness throughout its length and a round outer flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Emerson, Shalaka Narwankar
  • Patent number: 8647104
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dough cutter for cutting a plurality of dough products from a dough sheet. The dough products are cut from the dough sheet into a defined geometrical shape and provide for easy pull-apart pastries once they are baked, cooked, or fried. The dough cutter consists of a plurality of dies, each containing a plurality of inner geometric cutouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Ron Tillman
  • Patent number: 8641406
    Abstract: A device for the production of rotor blades (1) for wind power plants with a multi-part manufacturing mold (20, 21, 22) for a rotor blade (1) that along a longitudinal extension, which extends from a rotor blade root (2) substantially to a rotor blade tip (3), has at least one area in which the rotor blade (1) has an aerodynamic airfoil section (4), which has an airfoil leading edge (5) and an airfoil trailing edge (6) that are connected via a suction side (8) and a pressure side (7) of the airfoil section (4), wherein at least two partial molds (21, 22; 34, 35) are provided for at least two shell parts (23, 24; 36, 37) of a rotor blade (1), of which a first shell part (23; 36, 37) and a second shell part (24; 36, 37) substantially lying flat on each other in the area of the airfoil trailing edge (6) are to be connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Repower Systems SE
    Inventor: Jens Kulenkampff
  • Patent number: 8622730
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for forming and cutting a dough sheet into a plurality of generally spherically shaped, boule-type dough products in a continuous process. The apparatus includes a rotatable drum and a plurality of cutter molds disposed on the rotatable drum for engaging, shaping and severing dough from the sheet as the dough sheet moves along the dough travel path. Each of the cutter molds including a peripheral edge portion, a base portion and a curved, annular side wall defining a concave, generally bowl-shaped internal cavity, with the peripheral edge portion establishing a cutting edge for the cutter mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Suski, Frank Konkle, Ed Francis, Peter A. Huberg
  • Patent number: 8622729
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for forming, cutting and stamping a dough sheet into a plurality of uniformly stamped, imprinted dough pieces. The apparatus engages a leading portion of a dough sheet as it travels along a conveyor. The apparatus includes a drum rotatably disposed relative to the conveyor, a plurality of cutter molds disposed on the rotatable drum and a plurality of pattern imprinters formed within internal cavities defined by the plurality of cutter molds. Each of the cutter molds simultaneously cuts a dough piece received in the internal cavity and imprints on the dough piece to form a rounded edge roll. The pattern imprinter preferably has a star configuration for stamping the dough to form Kaiser-type rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Suski, Frank Konkle, Peter A. Huberg, Ed Francis
  • Patent number: 8602766
    Abstract: Rotary forming devices and methods of using the rotary forming devices for producing products such as filled and unfilled “pillow” shaped products. In an embodiment, the invention provides a device comprising a housing comprising a die plate defining a plurality of outlets. The housing defines an inlet. A race plate is attached to the die plate. The race plate circumscribes the outlets of the die plate. A forming wheel is rotatably attached to the die plate. A motor assembly is attached to the forming wheel. The motor assembly is constructed and arranged to rotate the forming wheel in a hypocycloid motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Colin Muscroft
  • Patent number: 8567307
    Abstract: There is provided a system for continuously producing edible products filled with liquid material at the center, having a high liquid material filling factor without leakage of liquid material. The system for continuously producing edible products filled with liquid material at the center is characterized in that atmospheric air is sucked in extrusion of an edible product rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Lotte Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaharu Tanabe, Minoru Saitou, Kyouji Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8506282
    Abstract: A die body includes a die hole for punching a work. A core, including a discharge hole, which is in communication with the die hole, is provided in the die body. The core is provided with a plurality of fluid injection ports through which fluid is injected downward of the discharge hole. The die body is provided with inflow ports through which compressed fluid flows into the fluid injection ports. The core is made of resin. The discharge hole is tapered toward its upper side. An outer peripheral surface of the die body is provided with a peripheral groove which is in communication with the inflow ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Amada Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kinshiro Naito, Masayuki Shimizu, Shigeru Endo, Takashi Matsumoto, Hiroshi Nakai, Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8292609
    Abstract: A machine for shaping dough pieces from a batch of risen dough placed in a holding pan includes a set of tools that can move between a number of positions for activating different tools for sequentially applying them to the dough, the pan and the set of tools being placed in a relative motion whereby respectively approaching or moving away from one another. The set of tools includes a tool for controlled spreading of the dough inside the pan for rendering its thickness uniform while essentially preserving its initial volume; a tool for shaping/dividing the dough into distinct dough pieces, equipped with partition walls that, between them, define receptacles for the shaping of dough pieces the shape of these partition walls in each receptacle being provided for progressively drawing an upper surface layer of the dough and pushing back the remainder of the dough into said layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Bongard
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Guinard, Denis Regnier, Yves Gerber, Andre Bezet
  • Patent number: 8007270
    Abstract: The invention relates to a press moulding tool for the production of a component from at least one first material layer (1) and a second material layer (2) with a moulding tool, determining the shape of the component for production with two tool pieces (11, 12), to carry out the forming of the first material layer (1) and the second material layer (2) and the connection together of both material layers by the bringing together of the first and the second tool piece and with a clamping frame device which comprises a first (21), a second (22) and a third (23) clamping frame element, a cutting device (100), arranged on the third clamping frame element for cutting a projection of the second layer extending between the first and the second tool piece and a method for production of a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Faurecia Innenraum Systeme GmbH
    Inventor: Wilfried Schilles
  • Patent number: 7997894
    Abstract: The invention relates to a press molding tool for the production of a component from at least one first material layer (1) and a second material layer (2) with a molding tool, determining the shape of the component for production with two tool pieces (11, 12), to carry out the forming of the first material layer (1) and the second material layer (2) as well as the connection of both material layers by bringing together the first and second tool piece, and with a clamping frame device which comprises a first (21), a second (22) and a third (23) clamping frame element, a cutting device (100) arranged on the third clamping frame element for cutting a projection of the second layer extending between the first and the second tool piece, and method for production of a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Faurecia Innenraum Systeme GmbH
    Inventor: Wilfried Schilles
  • Patent number: 7658602
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus and method for the continuous production of center-filled confectionery products. The apparatus may include an extruder for forming a continuous extrudate having a plurality of center-filled confectionery ropes. The apparatus may also include a forming device for forming individual confectionery pieces, and sealed center-filled confectionery pieces in particular. The forming device provides improved coordination and control of extrudate formation and extrudate feed into the forming device. The apparatus and method of the present disclosure increases product output and reduces the amount of unacceptable product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventor: Joan Fabre Fornaguera
  • Publication number: 20090212463
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an apparatus for recovering and moulding stones and ornamental rocks. It comprises the following components: a) a base structure (10) that works as a housing for both hydraulic and electrical systems and as a base for the inferior mould (5); b) an inferior base (12), placed over the upper exterior side of the base structure (10), that works as a base for the inferior mould (5); c) a guide structure (2) connecting the inferior base (12) to an upper base (11) placed in the top and fixed to the base structure (10); d) a hydraulic cylinder (3) vertically placed at the centre of the upper base (11); e) a coupled upper mould (4) comprising cutting blades (14), embodied in the cylinder (3), which defines the shape of the product; f) an inferior mould (5) placed on the inferior base (12), which is similar to the upper mould (4). The present invention is useful to transform stones, stone residue and ornamental rocks in pieces that can be used in construction as a revetment or a cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: D2 TECHNOLOGY, LDA.
    Inventor: Paulo Jorge Cardoso Machado
  • Patent number: 7568901
    Abstract: The invention relates to forming stuffed mincemeat by producing a continuous lower layer of mincemeat, placing a filling on the lower layer, producing a continuous upper layer of mincemeat covering the lower layer and the filling, then cutting the stuffed mincemeat into portions and shaping the portions by compressing them on each side, in order to form the contour thereof, and also vertically in order to provide them with the desired thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Nijal (SA)
    Inventor: Jacques Le Paih
  • Patent number: 7448863
    Abstract: An ice-carving machine comprises a framework, an ice block positioning system, at least one feeding system, and at least one heating mold. The ice block positioning system is fixed on the workbench of the framework for positioning the ice block to be processed. The feeding system drives the heating mold to heat and press the ice block in a mold cavity with a predetermined shape. By the pressure and heat of the heating mold, the ice block is made into the shape identical to the shape of the mold cavity, thus simplifying the process of carving ice blocks, and also saving carving time and cost, being especially suitable for a mass production of ice sculptures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: Wu Chang Yang
  • Patent number: 6422853
    Abstract: A chain die assembly for producing candy includes a plurality of first chain links each including a cutting edge, a plurality of second chain links each including a cutting edge and a common longitudinal center plane. A plurality of guiding housings is arranged right and left of the longitudinal center plane, and they each carry at least one die. A plurality of shafts each connects one of the first chain links to one of the second chain links and to the guiding housings. The second chain links each are fixedly connected to at least one of the guiding housings to be free from backlash and to be unrotatable with respect to the guiding housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Klockner Hansel Prozesstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Markwardt, Sven Lippardt, Werner Hesse
  • Patent number: 6284291
    Abstract: Mechanisms and system for continuously producing pieces of liquid-filled gum. A rope of gum produced by an extrusion machine is cooled, sized, and separated into individual pieces of gum. A rotating drum mechanism and continuous chain mechanism having mating die groove members separate the rope of gum material into individual pieces and form the pieces into their final size and shape. Pairs of cam-operated plunger members positioned in the rotating drum mechanism compress and form the pieces of gum material in the dies. Cooling air supplied by tubular members positioned adjacent the drum mechanism and chain mechanism keep the gum material in a cooled condition for ease of processing. Features assisting the separation of the formed pieces of gum material from the operating machinery include regulation of balanced cooling, blasts of cooling air, and releasable die groove members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company
    Inventors: Albert Siecke, Jose Marcilio
  • Patent number: 6280780
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for continuously producing coated tablets or pellets of liquid-filled gum material. An extruded rope of liquid-filled gum material is formed, sized, and separated into individual pellets of liquid-filled gum material. A tablet-forming mechanism having pairs of chain mechanisms with open mating die groove members separate the rope of gum material into individual pieces and form it into individual pellets. The open die groove members have curved non-flat configurations such that the die cavities form pellets of liquid-filled gum material with curved non-flat configurations. The formed pellets of gum material are cooled in a cooling mechanism, conditioned at an appropriate low humidity, low temperature environment, and then coated with a hard sugar or sugarless shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company
    Inventors: Marc Degady, Miles Van Niekerk, Thomas J. Kuncewitch
  • Patent number: 6217309
    Abstract: A sliced food product such as a cheese product or meat product having a design or figure cut or otherwise formed therein. In accordance with a preferred embodiment, the design or figure is cut entirely or substantially through the slice so that the design or figure may be removed from a surrounding peripheral portion of the slice. A method and apparatus for forming the figure or design are also disclosed. The preferred method and apparatus employ a rotary figure cutter which cuts entirely through the slice to outline a pattern or figure, and which cuts or penetrates partially through the slice to form details of the figure by embossing or indenting design components on the slice. The slice is preferably wrapped in film prior to the figure cutting operation, and the figure cutter performs its function without cutting or tearing the film wrap. The rotary figure cutter preferably comprises a pair of rotary dies between which each slice passes as the design is formed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Kraft Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Chris Jens, Leon Alberto Espinel, Gilbert George Fryklund
  • Patent number: 5342188
    Abstract: A device (10) for crimping and cutting dough ropes into pillow-shaped longitudinal lengths is disclosed including a cutting roller (12) and an anvil roller (14). The peripheries (22, 24) of the rollers (12, 14) include a plurality of axially extending, spaced, parallel, linearly straight lands (26, 30) separating, forming, and defining a plurality of grooves (28, 32) therebetween. Compressible tubes (46) are stretched between end plates (36) located on the opposite axial ends of the cutter roller (12) and positioned in each of the grooves (32) thereof. The tubes (46) are compressed in the grooves (32) by the dough ropes as they are being crimped and cut by the abutment of the lands (26, 30) of the rollers (12, 14) together and expand and force the pillow-shaped longitudinal lengths of dough from the grooves (32) when the lands (26, 30) of the rollers (12, 14) separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig E. Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 5108688
    Abstract: An apparatus for molding pieces of soap or other soft and pasty substances having at least a central rotor (2) capable of a reciprocating rotating motion supporting two half-molds (4, 4') placed at 90.degree. and at least two lateral rotors (1, 1') capable of a reciprocating rotating translating motion, each supporting a half-mold (3, 3'), the three rotors (1, 1', 2) having their axis of rotation parallel to the feeder and discharge conveyor belts (6, 6', 7, 7', 8). Between each lateral rotor (1, 1') and the central rotor (2) an elevator/lifting device (5, 5') or other apparatus lifts/raises the pieces (19, 19') to be shaped from the feeder belt (7, 7') and brings them to the molding area, each lateral rotor (1, 1') capable of a rotating translating motion, translating in a radial direction towards the central rotor (2) molds the piece and then moves away with the molded piece (10, 10') and while rotating deposits it on the discharge conveyor belt (6, 6') of the molded pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: Construzioni Meccaniche G. Mazzoni S.p.A.
    Inventor: Aldo Mazzoni
  • Patent number: 5066211
    Abstract: A control assembly to control the rate at which a food material is conducted to die cavities of a rotary press. The control assembly includes a roller subassembly, a first roller rotatably supported by the roller support assembly, and a second roller rotatably supported by the roller support assembly and located adjacent the first roller. The first and second rollers form a feed gap therebetween to receive the food material, and the second roller is also supported for movement toward and away from the first roller. The control assembly further includes an adjusting subassembly connected to the roller support subassembly to move the second roller toward and away from the first roller to vary the size of the feed gap, and a roller drive subassembly connected to the first and second rollers to rotate those rollers to pull the food material through the feed gap and to direct the food material to the die plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Nabisco Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: William G. Wunder, Sr., Eric M. Bliss
  • Patent number: 5040962
    Abstract: A female die part has an upwardly opening die cavity for receiving a male die plunger, a supporting surface around the cavity for a porous batt of fibrous reinforcing material overlying the cavity, and a first shearing edge defining the periphery of the opening for the cavity. Peripheral portions of the batt are clamped to the supporting surface, whereupon the die plunger presses portions of the batt into a mold formed between the male plunger and the sidewalls of the cavity to completely fill the mold. A cutter having a second shearing edge cooperates with the first shearing edge to shear peripheral portions of the batt from the portions overlying the die cavity. The shearing edges in cooperation with the die plunger seal the mold to enable injection of reactive chemicals that impregnate the porous batt within the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Douglas P. Waszeciak, Ronald R. Gamache
  • Patent number: 5022841
    Abstract: The die essentially comprises a top chain and a bottom chain entrained between horizontal parallel axis gear wheels and having corresponding sliding portions contacting one another.The top chain defines at a central position, by inner and outer links thereof, substantially dihedral structures, forming open seats therealong can slide the two portions of a sugar drop forming die.The bottom chain, in turn, defines like dihedral structures the corner portions of which are adapted to cut a sugar bead, means being moreover provided for clamping the two portions of the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Inventor: Francesco Rizzi
  • Patent number: 4882055
    Abstract: A unitary injection molded filter is disclosed which includes a rigid frame of resin material to provide a rigid shape to the filter, and at least one screen of non-woven sheet resin material suspended on the frame and having formed therethrough a plurality of holes extending between the opposed side surfaces of the screen so as to form fluid passages therethrough. Each screen is integrally molded simultaneously with the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignee: Suratco Products Company
    Inventor: Robert E. Stamstad
  • Patent number: 4398881
    Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus for forming soft and sticky food material such as kneaded mixture of water and rice flour, wheat flour, etc., into globular shape in formation chambers in the form of pipe. Four crossing members constitute one group and create a formation chamber in the form of pipe. The crossing members on one side of the formation chambers are made to reciprocate in the opposite directions to those on the other side thereof, while touching, whereby the material is kneaded into globular shape,.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1983
    Inventor: Masao Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 4253815
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for the continuous forming of high density, seamless candies from a strand of confectionary material provided with a viscous filling. Candy blanks are first cut from an incoming soft strand and then pressed into candy pieces of the desired shape. The apparatus includes cooperative complementally formed pairs of separating teeth as well as pairs of members for shaping the candy and stamping chambers arranged in a rotating rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1981
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Beckers, Paul-Werner Jung, Herbert Bovians, Hans Heyer, deceased, by Marlene Wanders, heir
  • Patent number: 4183968
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for the continuous forming of high density, seamless candies from a strand of confectionary material provided with a viscous filling. Candy blanks are first cut from an incoming soft strand and then pressed into candy pieces of the desired shape. The apparatus includes cooperative complementally formed pairs of separating teeth as well as pairs of members for shaping the candy and stamping chambers arranged in a rotating rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1980
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Beckers, Paul-Werner Jung, Herbert Bovians, Johann M. Heyer, deceased, Hans P. Heyer, heir, Marlene Wanders, heir
  • Patent number: 3966373
    Abstract: Thermoplastic polymers containing a blowing agent are extruded into an unconfined zone and allowed to partially expand. The polymers are then conveyed through a confined moving passage of predetermined configuration formed, for example, by intermeshing cooled rolls, to shape the extrudate to the predetermined configuration and solidify the surface layers. The extrudate is further cooled by subjecting alternate surfaces to cooled roll surfaces, whereby a continuous ribbon, or shaped extrudate, having a dense skin and a foamed core is formed. The method is particularly applicable to small cross-section profiles which can be cut into short lengths to be useful as ice-cream sticks or tongue depressors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1976
    Assignee: ARCO Polymers, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith G. Johnson