Multiple Discrete Packages Containing Same Material Patents (Class 426/108)
  • Patent number: 9821923
    Abstract: A package of product units includes an entirely wrapped first product unit including a first product unit completely enveloped in a cover. An entirely wrapped second product unit (i) includes a second product unit completely enveloped in a cover and (ii) is disposed adjacent to the wrapped first product unit. A band disposed around the wrapped first product unit and the wrapped second product unit creates a secured product arrangement A wrapper completely envelopes the band, the wrapped first product unit, and the wrapped second product unit of the secured product arrangement to create a wrapped secured product arrangement, such that the wrapper directly contacts the band The wrapped secured product arrangement consists essentially of wrapped product units, the band, and the wrapper. The cover of the first product unit, the cover of the second product unit, the band, and the wrapper each comprises a plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Gregory D. Moore, Tracey L. Meckley, Michael S. Dwyer
  • Patent number: 9513194
    Abstract: The present invention refers to the subsampler and to a subsampling method that allows for the execution of environmental monitoring without the use of large sample volumes, thus ensuring specimen wealth and expedited analyses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
    Inventors: Darcilio Fernandes Baptista, Riccardo Mugnai, Renata Bley De Oliveira
  • Patent number: 9456587
    Abstract: A fish feeder configured to feed a rolled sheet of fish food at a predetermined measured rate into a fish tank. The end of the sheet remains perpendicular to and below the water line during feeding, to minimize the amount of air swallowed by the fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventors: Gary L. Daniels, Jr., Gary L. Daniels
  • Publication number: 20150143999
    Abstract: The invention provides a beverage production machine having an apparatus for recognising a package. The apparatus comprises two resonant tank circuits, each comprising a coil and a capacitor; two electronic circuits for detecting changes in coil impedance; a means for generating a signal which is indicative of the changes; and means for controlling the beverage production machine according to the signal. The machine also comprises a holder for supporting the package. The package for use in the machine comprises a base unit having a compartment which contains tea material, and a rim with a projecting lip; conductive material associated with the package having two edge sections situated on opposite sides of the compartment; and a lid attached to the base unit around the rim, the central portion of the lid comprising at least one perforated line. The invention also provides a method of recognising the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: David Murray Cross, Michael Paton, Daniel Thomas Toon
  • Publication number: 20140363545
    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: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Veternik, Stefan Scheuch, Ronald H. Exner, Olay Dagestad, Paul E. Doll, Deborah A. Lyzenga
  • Publication number: 20140342044
    Abstract: D-psicose/erythritol compositions comprise, in combination, D-psicose and erythritol as sweeteners together with one or more other edible ingredients. Comestibles are provided, including beverage products and other food products, comprising the novel D-psicose/erythritol compositions. D-psicose and erythritol may each be present in a comestible in a concentration sufficient independently of the other to perceptibly sweeten the composition. An additional sweetener component and other ingredients may be included in the formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Zena Bell, Thomas Lee, Gregory Yep
  • Publication number: 20140342048
    Abstract: Sauces, spreads, cooking oils, and cooking fats are created from a wide range of various ingredients. Sauces, spreads, cooking oils, and cooking fats having at least one ingredient, with at least one flavoring, and at least one texture. At least one ingredient is selected from group including of at least one flavoring ingredient, at least one nutritional ingredient, at least one health ingredient, and at least one other ingredient. At least one ingredient is also created as small spherical balls as mixed in. Sauces can be served as appetizer and snack. And served as baby food, for children with less teeth, for old people, and for sick people. Sauces, spreads, cooking oils, and cooking fats are used for food preparation and food flavoring, including condiment and salad dressing. And used in manner selected from group consisting of room temperature, cold, warm, and hot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Alice Chang
  • Publication number: 20140314916
    Abstract: A carton (20) comprising an outer container (1) and at least one inner container (10) wherein the outer container receives the inner container(s) is provided. The outer container (1) comprises a lid (2), a bottom wall (3), a rear wall (4), two side walls (5, 6), a substantially open front section and a closure means. Each inner container (10) comprises a bottom panel (11), a top panel (12), two side panels (13, 14), a front panel (15) and a rear panel (16); a section of the rear panel is openable, so as to provide the inner container with an opening. The inner container(s) are hingedly attached to the outer container (1) so that each inner container (10) can pivot from a closed position wherein the inner container (10) is located inside the outer container (1) to an open position wherein the inner container (10) is located substantially adjacent to the outer container (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC. D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: Norbert Anderie, Paul Anthony Anderson, William John Maskell, Daniel Mark Walter, Ralf Weis
  • Publication number: 20140287103
    Abstract: An easily assembled, two-component, scalable solution for packaging and presenting varying quantities of chocolates (or any uniformly sized food product). The use of food-grade thermoformed plastic creates a simple, safe, and compliant packaging solution for food items that may be purchased in variable quantities. The combination of transparent or translucent plastic, slanted pockets, and stackable trays, creates a unique and aesthetically pleasing product presentation. Design features such as bevels, matching insets/outsets, and locking dimples ensure a rigid and robust assembly, regardless of quantities packaged. The use of food-grade plastic combined with the unique package design eliminates the need for other packaging materials (e.g. candy cups, inserts, pads, setup boxes, etc.) simplifying the packaging requirements and reducing the overall cost of production, assembly and packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Northover, Rose Northover
  • Publication number: 20140212551
    Abstract: A system for storing food, including a plurality of food-containing packages disposed inside an endless high-density polyethylene wall for surrounding the plurality of food-containing packages and defining an airtight container. The high-density polyethylene wall is no less than one-quarter inch thick and is formed by engaging a heat source into thermal contact with container rim portion and a lid portion, energizing the heat source to partially melt both the rim portion and the lid portion, disengaging the heat source, and introducing the molten lid and rim portions into pressurized contact with one another to fuse them together to define the airtight container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: David Lee Ferrell
  • Patent number: 8784922
    Abstract: A method including the steps of: providing an electric coffee brewing machine; providing a single-use, disposable brew basket, inserting the disposable brew basket into the electric coffee brewing machine; brewing a single cup of coffee with the electric coffee brewing machine; and discarding the disposable brew basket after the single cup of coffee has been brewed. The electric coffee brewing machine has a cold water reservoir, an electric heating element for heating the water, and a basket receiving recess. The disposable brew basket has a bottom wall and at least one side wall extending generally upwardly from the bottom wall to define a brewing reservoir for receiving heated water from the electric coffee brewing machine. The bottom wall of the basket has at least one port located in a central portion thereof to permit brewed coffee to flow from the disposable brew basket. The disposable brew basket is inserted into the basket receiving recess of the electric coffee brewing machine before brewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Courtesy Products, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas A. Albrecht
  • Patent number: 8784916
    Abstract: A packaging for foodstuffs and/or semi-luxury products produced in the form of bars, such as chocolate bars, containing two or more bars lying on top of each other, wherein each bar is wrapped in a sheet on all sides and the bars thus wrapped are enveloped by a wrapper sheet, characterized in that all bars lie flatly on top of each other in the form of a stack of bars and all bars lying on top of each other are embraced by a single continuous wrapper sheet, namely on at least three adjacent sides of each individual bar, with all fold lines of the wrapper sheet running parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Zotter Holding GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Josef Zotter
  • Publication number: 20140141131
    Abstract: A package for a food product comprises a container that has two sealed containment sections separated by a central portion located between the two containment sections. The container is adapted to be folded at the central portion, and a band that is separate from the container encircles the central portion. The circumference of the band provides a space between the band and the outer surface of the central portion that is large enough for a person's hand to be placed between the band and the central portion, and grasp the band. An assembled food product package comprises the package and two food product portions individually contained within each containment section. A method of making an assembled food product package comprises sealing two food product portions in the two containment sections and applying a band around the central portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Perdue Farms LLC
    Inventors: Thomas OZIOMEK, Matthew Hubbard
  • Publication number: 20140106028
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of co-administration of various vitamin and mineral compositions, and in a specific embodiment, said methods comprise co-administering one composition comprising vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin E, folic acid, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, niacin, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and/or copper, and a second composition comprising omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA, to supplement the nutritional needs of individuals within physiologically stressful states; and kits provided for co-administration of various vitamin and mineral compositions, and in a specific embodiment, said kits comprise one composition comprising vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin E, folic acid, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, niacin, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and/or copper, and a second composition comprising omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA, to supplement the nutritional needs of individuals within physiologically stressful states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Everett Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Giordano, Charles J. Balzer
  • Publication number: 20140099410
    Abstract: Packages for food products and food products packaged in such packages are described. A multi-item packaged food product may include food items, a bottom portion defining containers, and a top portion releasably sealed to the bottom portion such that food items are received in the containers. The top portion defines removeably coupled cover portions, each cover portion sealing at least one food item within a corresponding one of the containers. The top portion is peelable in a first direction to remove at least two cover portions from the corresponding containers, and the top portion is peelable in a second direction to remove a single cover portion from a single container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: The Hillshire Brands Company
    Inventors: Martha E. Cassens, Stuart M. Leslie, Jason C. Billig, Madalyn E. Pappas, Victor Shapiro, Thomas Anthony Lucio, Jin Namkung
  • Publication number: 20140099409
    Abstract: Packages for food products and food products packaged in such packages are described. A multi-item packaged food product may include food items, a bottom portion defining containers, and a top portion releasably sealed to the bottom portion such that food items are received in the containers. The top portion defines removeably coupled cover portions, each cover portion sealing at least one food item within a corresponding one of the containers. The top portion is peelable in a first direction to remove at least two cover portions from the corresponding containers, and the top portion is peelable in a second direction to remove a single cover portion from a single container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: The Hillshire Brands Company
    Inventors: Martha E. Cassens, Stuart M. Leslie, Jason C. Billig, Madalyn E. Pappas, Victor Shapiro, Thomas Anthony Lucio, Jin Namkung
  • Patent number: 8691305
    Abstract: The present invention provides a package assembly for enclosing and dispensing a plurality of consumable products. The package assembly includes a package housing defining a pair of product pockets each having an open end for removably accommodating a plurality of products in an aligned array. The open ends of the pockets are in facing orientation. The package housing includes a fold line between the open ends of the pocket for folding the housing thereat and placing the pockets in an angled orientation for dispensing of product. The housing further defines at least one openable flap for overlying and enclosing the pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventor: Nevenka Markovic
  • Publication number: 20140093609
    Abstract: A nutritional composition comprising a carbohydrate fraction comprising glucose and fructose in a ratio from about 3:1 to about 1:1, wherein: the powder nutritional composition is designed to be dissolved in water, a serving size of the nutritional composition is from about 1 to about 20 g, the carbohydrate fraction comprises at least 30% glucose and fructose, the carbohydrate fraction provides at least 50% of the energy of the nutritional composition; and the nutritional composition comprises an energy density from about 800 kJ/100 g to about 2200 kJ/100 g. The performance may be, for example, athletic, academic, or other performances requiring physical stamina and/or mental alertness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Marie Georgina Roy, Gilbert Geoffroy, Tesfalidet Haile
  • Patent number: 8651276
    Abstract: Packaging for heatable food portions comprises an ovenable tray including a plurality of serving containers connected by a detachable support matrix. In one embodiment, the support matrix is attached to the serving containers by hot melt glue which melts during baking or heating to automatically release the support matrix from the serving containers. Pre-filled trays are shipped with display covers fitted to the serving containers, such that the covers may be placed on the individual serving containers after the food portions are baked and the serving containers are separated from the support matrix to provide individually packaged, freshly baked food portions for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rich Products Corporation
    Inventor: Noel F. Galluch
  • Publication number: 20140030390
    Abstract: The present invention provides a preformed dollop that is inserted into a dollop receptacle and a method for using and manufacturing the preformed dollop in the dollop receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Rich Products Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Coyle, Howard Wurster, Jim Faller, Kaitlyn Higgins
  • Publication number: 20130330446
    Abstract: A food packaging container and a packaging method are provided which ensure convenient use of the container when and after an outer bag is opened. An individual wrapping sheet (2) for individually wrapping a chewing gum piece (1) is dividable into a separation portion (2A) and a fixing portion (2B) longitudinally of the chewing gum piece (1). A plurality of individually wrapped chewing gum pieces (1) (food units (3)) are aligned side by side on a rear outer packaging material (51), and a front outer packaging material (52) is folded along one edge (53) of the rear outer packaging material (51) to cover upper surfaces of the food units (3). The rear outer packaging material (51) and the front outer packaging material (52) are combined with each other with their peripheral edge portions sealed with a seal portion (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: LOTTE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Onogi, Kaori Horie
  • Patent number: 8603337
    Abstract: A water heater and purifier has a membrane element and employs an exothermic and pressure-generating chemical reaction. The exothermic reaction heats water, and the gaseous reaction products pressurize an enclosure and force water through a membrane filter for purification. Disinfection of the water is achieved using heat, filtration, and optionally a chemical disinfectant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Mainstream Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Paul E. Yelvington, Robert A. Damitz, Samantha J. Roman, Ian T. McCarrell
  • Publication number: 20130323356
    Abstract: A packaging container is provided, which is configured such that a plurality of food pieces are contained in anteroposteriorly overlapping relation in a plurality of rows, and satisfies requirements for the compactness of the container and the pick-out easiness for picking out each of the food pieces. In a packaging container (A) having a slidable configuration, chewing gum pieces (40) (food strips) can be contained upright in side-by-side relation in a front chamber (L) and in a rear chamber (B) located behind the front chamber (L). The rear chamber (B) is combined with the front chamber (L) so as to be slidable upward with respect to the front chamber (L).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: LOTTE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Onogi, Kaori Horie, Mitsuko Ogaki
  • Publication number: 20130259979
    Abstract: A preformed serving of a frozen confection configured to be received in a substantially hollow edible container is provided including a body of a frozen confection. A first portion of the body has a shape generally complementary to the edible container. When the body is received within the container, the first portion extends substantially below a surface of the container such that the body of the frozen confection is substantially wedged therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Hannah Grace Pucci
  • Patent number: 8529971
    Abstract: Packaging of a stack of confectionery pellets (12) comprises a tubular pack (30) formed from a flexible wrapper (32) and a re-closable cap member (34) mounted to one end of pack. The cap member has a base affixed to a side wall of the pack (30) and a scoop (40) attached to the base for movement between closed and open positions. The scoop (40) is shaped to act as a receptacle for holding a pellet (12) dispensed from the pack when in the open position. The wrapper (32) has a line of weakness (61) extending around all or part of the end wall region and during manufacture an inside surface of the scoop (40) is bonded to the end wall region. When the scoop (40) is first opened, the wrapper (32) tears along the line of weakness to create an opening in the pack (30) through which pellets (12) can be dispensed. A method of manufacturing the packaging is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Cadbury Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Asit Modha
  • Publication number: 20130164415
    Abstract: Packaging for heatable food portions comprises an ovenable tray including a plurality of serving containers connected by a detachable support matrix. In one embodiment, the support matrix is attached to the serving containers by hot melt glue which melts during baking or heating to automatically release the support matrix from the serving containers. Pre-filled trays are shipped with display covers fitted to the serving containers, such that the covers may be placed on the individual serving containers after the food portions are baked and the serving containers are separated from the support matrix to provide individually packaged, freshly baked food portions for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: RICH PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noel F. Galluch
  • Patent number: 8394439
    Abstract: This invention relates to containers that include at least one sub-container and to methods and/or systems for mixing first and second substances responsive to opening of the containers and the at least one sub-container that is included therein. The invention advantageously provides methods, systems, containers, sub-containers, seals and/or tethers that may be used in storing first and second substances in an unmixed state, until it is desired to mix the first and second substances just before utilization thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: EICES Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Dimitrios P. Karabinis
  • Publication number: 20130004624
    Abstract: The invention relates to packaging (10) for solid yeast products, such as: a supporting element (12); solid yeast products contained in one or more packages (22), supported by the supporting element (12); and an outer cover (14) retaining all of the solid yeast products contained in the packages (22) on the supporting element (12). According to the invention, all of the packages (22) located between the solid yeast products and the outer cover (14) may have a surface density no greater than 200 g/m2. The invention also relates to a method for packaging solid yeast products and to a method for preserving and using solid yeast products thus packaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Chassard, Stéphane Lacroix, Bernard Stadler, Sophie Schneider
  • Publication number: 20120321754
    Abstract: Handle design for a beverage carton allows the handle feature to lie directly next to the underlying reinforced handle feature and provides tear resistance in that there is no single layer of board being carried by either the person stocking the product, or the consumer as they handle the package. This avoids any such tearing due to the placement of the reinforcing strip relative to the handle openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: THE C.W. ZUMBIEL COMPANY
    Inventor: Steven J. Block
  • Publication number: 20120244260
    Abstract: The invention relates to an animal feed for dogs or cats based on animal tissue, water, and hydrocolloid as a thickener, wherein the animal feed includes a water content of at least 80% by weight, preferably at least 85% by weight. According to the invention, said feed is liquid at room temperature, has a fat content at least 1% by weight and less than 5% by weight, and is packed in a tubular bag, wherein the top side and the bottom side thereof are welded at a welding surface at a front end and back end of the tubular bag, and a designed fracture point for tearing open the bag is provided at the front end in the welding surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Helmut Deuerer
  • Patent number: 8252352
    Abstract: A package assembly encloses a plurality of individual elongate consumable products. The package assembly includes a plurality of products aligned in a side-by-side array. A package housing encloses the array of products. The package housing has front and back walls for supporting the products therebetween in a closable cover for closing a product dispensing opening. The front wall includes a wall flap extending inwardly towards the back wall in frictional engagement with the array of products for removable retention of the products therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventor: Allen Sydney Aldridge
  • Publication number: 20120183649
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a kit for preparing a chocolate beverage, the kit having a first container containing at least a chocolate beverage ingredient for transferring into a beverage receptacle and a second separate container for use in a beverage preparation machine and containing at least milk solids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Sarah Elizabeth Burkhalter
  • Patent number: 8197925
    Abstract: A heat-scalable, composite film said film comprising a polymeric substrate layer having a first and second surface and disposed on a surface of the substrate layer a water-soluble barrier layer, wherein (i) the substrate layer has one or more venting means therein; and (ii) the thickness of the barrier layer is from about 0.05 to about 40 ?m; a process for the manufacture thereof; and use thereof as a self-venting film in the packaging of an ovenable meal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Stephen William Sankey, Ken Evans, David Voisin, Stephen Keith Franzyshen
  • Publication number: 20120141637
    Abstract: A packaging system and method for packaging roast and ground coffee products, the packaging system comprising multiple containers that store the coffee and are packaged within a larger outer package that bundles the multiple containers together into one unit. The containers can have a vented film membrane that seals an opening in the container, the film membrane having a vent opening that allows for a release of gas build up from within the container through the vent opening. Additionally, the outer package completely surrounds the multiple packages and further contains a one-way valve that allows for release of the gases accumulated within exit through the valve while preventing gases from entering through the valve and into the package. In another aspect, the containers can have a one-way valve directly on the container body for release of gases therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Kristin Ann MOONEY, Derek J. ROMEO
  • Publication number: 20120129785
    Abstract: The invention encompasses a nutrition system for a companion animal that includes a plurality of pet food packets, wherein an amount of pet food corresponding to a single meal for a companion animal may be selected and wherein the amount of pet food is formulated to alleviate or manage a disorder in a companion animal. In various embodiments, the pet food packets include the nutritional requirements for a companion animal (e.g., protein, fiber, fat) as well as one or more ingredients that alleviate or manage a disorder in a companion animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie Fleuranges, Geoffrey Tolsdorf
  • Patent number: 8136665
    Abstract: The invention discloses a system comprising at least one package for one or more candy bars or other similar products, and a holder for said package comprising at least one flap for engaging the package in a holding position. A holder comprising a flat surface, at least one flap for engaging a packaged product in a holding position, and at least one flap for supporting a tubular envelope of the packaged product in the holding position, and a method for holding together for transport, storage and/or displaying at a retail outlet are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Niels Van Marle, Ronald Lewerisa
  • Patent number: 8062528
    Abstract: A method and components for heating and hydrating foods and beverages using an exothermic and pressure generating chemical reaction are described. The exothermic reaction can be initiated by water, spark, electrical impulse, squib, friction, or shock to heat non-potable water and force the water through a membrane filter, thereby producing heated, potable water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Mainstream Engineering Corp.
    Inventors: Dwight D. Back, Lawrence R. Grzyll, Deborah Stewart, legal representative, Robert P. Scaringe, R. Paul Roth
  • Patent number: 8003146
    Abstract: A method including the steps of: providing an electric coffee brewing machine; providing a single-use, disposable brew basket, inserting the disposable brew basket into the electric coffee brewing machine; brewing a single cup of coffee with the electric coffee brewing machine; and discarding the disposable brew basket after the single cup of coffee has been brewed. The electric coffee brewing machine has a cold water reservoir, an electric heating element for heating the water, and a basket receiving recess. The disposable brew basket has a bottom wall and at least one side wall extending generally upwardly from the bottom wall to define a brewing reservoir for receiving heated water from the electric coffee brewing machine. The bottom wall of the basket has at least one port located in a central portion thereof to permit brewed coffee to flow from the disposable brew basket. The disposable brew basket is inserted into the basket receiving recess of the electric coffee brewing machine before brewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Courtesy Products, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas A. Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20110159156
    Abstract: Ready-to-use fresh diced garlic that has been washed and sanitized and vacuum-sealed in a pouch from which gas can escape, but which does not allow air to enter, and method for making same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: William Joseph Lane
  • Publication number: 20110091613
    Abstract: Formulations of chocolate-based snack food and desserts, such as mousse, truffles and ice cream, comprising raw organic ingredients are provided. The method for making the snack food and dessert products of the present invention are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Julie Glick, Thomas W. Wolff
  • Publication number: 20110081459
    Abstract: The invention relates to a group of at least two pots (2) for food products (14) forming a pack, said pots being divisible from each other, characterized in that: each of the pots has an upper rim (3) surrounding an opening (4); and when the pots are grouped in the pack, the pack being placed on a reference plane, the upper rims of the pots of the pack are located in the same plane parallel to said reference plane; and when one of the pots (2) is detached from the pack for consumption, the pot being placed on a reference plane (10), the upper rim of the pot is located in a plane (11) inclined relative to said reference plane (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Michel A.L. Bourguignon, Marion Mathilde Juliette Boulanger, Jochen Dahlke
  • Publication number: 20110070339
    Abstract: The invention provides batter-like compositions including flour or a flour replacement ingredient, sweetener, a fat source, a chemical leavening system, and a setting agent. The resulting batter-like compositions are capable of being formed into discrete product pieces (such as pucks), and maintaining the puck form throughout storage and handling of the batter-like composition prior to baking. The invention further provides methods of preparing batter-like compositions having a discrete form, and methods of using such batter-like compositions to provide baked goods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Christine M. O'Connor, David J. Domingues, Karin C. Gaertner, James D. Fischer
  • Patent number: 7901719
    Abstract: A package assembly encloses a plurality of individual elongate consumable products. The package assembly includes a plurality of products aligned in a side-by-side array. A package housing encloses the array of products. The package housing has front and back walls for supporting the products therebetween in a closable cover for closing a product dispensing opening. The front wall includes a wall flap extending inwardly towards the back wall in frictional engagement with the array of products for removable retention of the products therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventor: Allen Sydney Aldridge
  • Publication number: 20110003028
    Abstract: Provided are a food packed member holding sheet-like food in a compact package, that allows an eater to easily take out sheet-like food and easily eat it even when either hand of the eater's is unavailable, and a method of producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Atsushi Onogi, Mitsuko Ogaki
  • Patent number: 7846332
    Abstract: A method and components for heating and hydrating foods and beverages using an exothermic and pressure generating chemical reaction are described. The exothermic reaction can be initiated by water, spark, electrical impulse, squib, friction, or shock to heat non-potable water and force the water through a membrane filter, thereby producing heated, potable water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Mainstream Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Dwight D. Back, Lawrence R. Grzyll, Deborah Stewart, legal representative, Robert P. Scaringe, R. Paul Roth
  • Publication number: 20100297309
    Abstract: A packaging case is provided wherein a sheet-like food can be easily taken out to be eaten even when one hand is filled with something as well as the sheet-like foods can be held compactly. A package holding a sheet-like food 1 wrapped with a wrapper, such as chewing gums or chocolates, in the packaging case is characterized in that the wrapper can be opened by cutting perforations 5 between an extracting portion 6 and a fixing portion 7 to extract the extracting portion 6, and the each sheet-like food 1 is fixed to packaging cases 8 and 31 with the fixing portion 7 of the wrapper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Atsushi Onogi, Mitsuko Ogaki
  • Patent number: 7811614
    Abstract: A package assembly encloses a plurality of individual elongate consumable products. The package assembly includes a plurality of products aligned in a side-by-side array. The package housing encloses the array of product. The package housing has front and back walls for supporting the products therebetween and a closeable cover for closing a product dispensing opening. The package housing further includes a frictional product retention member insertably supported within the package for frictionally retaining the array of product within the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventor: Allen Sydney Aldridge
  • Publication number: 20100255114
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of nutrition. In particular the present invention relates to infant nutrition in the post natal period and in early life, more particular during the age period of 6-36 months or during a part thereof One embodiment of the present invention is a kit of diet compositions for children during the age period of 6-36 months or during a part thereof, wherein the macronutrient content of the compositions is gradually changing in the form of a straight line from a composition that comprises about 40-50% energy from fat and about 40-49% energy from carbohydrates for children at the age of 6 months to a composition that comprises about 30-35% energy from fat and about 50-55% energy from carbohydrates for children at the age of 36 months, and its use to prevent obesity later in life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Yasaman Shahkhalili, Kevin Acheson, Katherine Mace, Julie Moulin, Irene Zeinden, Olivier Aprikian, Theresa Voss, Silja Ursel, Martinas Kuslys
  • Publication number: 20100183774
    Abstract: This invention relates to the addition of N-acetylglucosamine to foods and beverages and to the use of N-acetylglucosamine as a sweetening agent. This invention also relates to foods and beverages prepared with N-acetylglucosamine and methods of preparing the same. This invention provides a preferable means of ingesting the desired daily amount of N-acetylglucosamine for its beneficial effects on the body, for example, alleviation of pain and inflammation in a patient suffering from inflammatory bowel disorder or osteoarthritis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventor: Willem Wassenaar
  • Patent number: 7748533
    Abstract: A system comprising several packages (4) for one or more candy bars or other similar products, as well as a holder (7) for the packages (4), with the special feature that the holder (7) comprises at least two panels (12) being hingeably connected to each other along adjacent edges thereof, wherein each panel (12) engages at least one package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Mars Incorporated
    Inventors: Niels Van Marle, Ronald Lewerisa