Having Nonedible Spacer To Segregate All Units Of Multiunit Food Product Patents (Class 426/119)
  • Patent number: 10178877
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing capsules comprising a composition comprising coffee oil. The invention also relates to capsules obtainable by such process. In addition the invention relates to compositions, food ingredients and food products comprising such capsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Ana Luiza Braga, Zeynel Deniz Gunes, Joeska Husny, Daniel Andre Pretre, Elodie Soussan
  • Patent number: 10111454
    Abstract: A range of infant food products wherein each product in the range includes minimal levels of undesired by-products produced during processing as indicated by less than about 15 micrograms furan per kg food product. Methods of production and use thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec, S.A.
    Inventors: Frank Weber, Simon Alexander Hutschenreuter, Nadine Knoeller, Martinas Kuslys
  • Patent number: 9536255
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus the delivery of ready-to-cook foodstuffs, such as cookie dough eggs, in response to a consumer's order or selection. The system contemplates obtaining a consumer's order for ready-to-cook dough eggs, and storing consumer's order data in a memory of a point-of-sale computer system. The ordering data is then displayed on a point-of-sale system for fulfillment by a service associate, who assembles and packages the consumer's order in a carton in accordance with the order displayed. In the particular dough egg embodiment, the “eggs” are placed in numbered recesses in a clam-shell carton and an order fulfillment sheet is printed an attached. The order fulfillment sheet includes a listing of the variety of dough egg that has been placed in each of the numbered recesses in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Cole & Parks LLC
    Inventors: Donna Reeves-Collins, William O. Collins
  • Patent number: 9180989
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a food isolator packaging material. The food isolator packaging includes a first section and a second section, the first section including a plurality of deposit areas each having a perforation. A first food layer is deposited on a first deposit area of the plurality of deposit areas and a second food layer is deposited on a second deposit area of the plurality of deposit areas. The food isolator packaging is folded such that the second section covers the first food layer in the first deposit area and the second food layer in the second deposit area. The food isolator packaging is folded along an axis situated between the first deposit area and the second deposit area such that a perforation of the first deposit area and a perforation of the second deposit area are in alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventors: Chun Pil Kim, Matthew Park
  • Patent number: 9055758
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein of a method and apparatus that can be used to extend the shelf-life of potatoes without adding preservatives or chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Smart Spuds Inc.
    Inventor: Larry Cohn
  • Patent number: 8999415
    Abstract: A tri-fold plastic egg carton for protecting jumbo eggs in both oriented and non-oriented positions. A cell base and cell cover are hingedly connected in a closed position with the cover over the base to form a complimentary 2×6 matrix of cell pockets for holding individual eggs. A lid is hingedly connected to another edge of the base for closing over the assembled cover and base. The non-hinged peripheral edges of the base, cover and lid form a trim perimeter having a turned up lip edge, the lip edges mating when the carton is in the closed position to increase the carton strength. The carton can accommodate a full range of jumbo eggs, and accept a variety of smaller size eggs, while fitting within standard cases and half-cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Ramirez, Mark A. Bergeron
  • Patent number: 8967408
    Abstract: A food container system for a take-out main course food item includes a plastic lid adapted for sealing arrangement with a plastic base and one or more securable inner vessels adapted to hold an accessory food item. The floor of the base includes one or more first vessel-receiving mechanisms designed to locate and receive the bottom of a securable inner vessel. The lid includes one or more second vessel-receiving mechanisms, each designed to receive and engage the top rim of a securable inner vessel when such vessel is received by a first vessel-receiving mechanism and the lid and base are in the sealed arrangement. The engagement of the top rim of a vessel by a second vessel-receiving mechanism of the lid results in a leak resistant seal between the vessel and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Anchor Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Tyberghein
  • Patent number: 8889204
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus to ease the consumption of drink and food including a sleeve of flexible material, a perforation formed in one end of the sleeve configured to be removed and form an opening in communication with a chamber formed in the sleeve. The apparatus also includes a straw with a first end to be inserted into the chamber through the sleeve, and a second end with at least one prong to be inserted into the chamber and the food. The second end may be inserted through the opening. The invention also provides a method of consuming food and drink from an apparatus. The invention further provides a method of assembling a snack apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Conroy
  • Patent number: 8871287
    Abstract: A method for arranging eggs in a container. Eggs placed in receptacles of the container come to a resting orientation, by virtue of eh contouring of the receptacle, such that a long axis of the first egg is tilted toward a rear portion of the container at nearly uniform angles slightly offset from a vertical axis, and parallel side-to-side. Using features of the container, movement of eggs from their resting orientation, as well as twisting (spinning) about their long axes is resisted during marking, shipping or handling. The orienting of eggs in the receptacles or compartments thereof may be aided by use of an egg orienter. Tilting of the eggs may be facilitated by using receptacles or compartments which are asymmetrically contoured with respect to the vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: TEN Media, LLC
    Inventors: Mitchell Barry Chait, Richard Blackburn, Marco Armand Hegyi
  • Publication number: 20140248403
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a multi-state or multi-component comestible, comprising a sealed pouch or tube containing one component of the comestible which surrounds, either fully or on multiple sides, one or more other components, housed in one or more separated tubes or compartments. The apparatus' unique delivery, wherein one component surrounds the other component(s) as it is expulsed into the consumer's mouth, greatly enhances the consumer's organoleptic experience. The consumer's organoleptic experience may be further enhanced by the shape and/or location of the tubes/pouches of the apparatus, which, based on the specific comestible being delivered, can be modified to speed up or slow down delivery of individual comestible components into the consumer's mouth, and to provide greater control over the outflow of individual components of the multi-component comestible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Jason Spiegel
  • Patent number: 8815318
    Abstract: Describe are food packages having features such as multiple containers in a single package and multiple pieces for a package; the packages can contain multiple food products including (for example) cereal and milk, for consumption together in a convenient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Zoss, Linda Baggio, Jeffrey Enz, Michael J. Engstrom, Bryan Scholtes
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8783506
    Abstract: A food/beverage container has a main body having a main receiving cavity containing contents and a spouting portion for discharging the contents. A sub-receiving cavity is formed in the main receiving cavity to receive other foods. The main receiving cavity and the sub-receiving cavity are separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Jung Min Lee
  • Patent number: 8741366
    Abstract: A treated paper product is provided according to the invention. The treated paper product comprises a result of applying a water based emulsion to a paper base sheet to provide an impregnated paper product, and drying the impregnated paper product to a water content of less than about 8 wt. % to provide the treated paper product. The water based emulsion includes a barrier and/or release forming component comprising at least one of stearylated melamine, polyethylene wax, paraffin wax, isoparaffin wax, microcrystalline wax, fluoropolymer wax, silicone wax, alkyl ketene materials, octyl succinic anhydride, Werner chrome complex, natural wax, and mixtures thereof. The water based emulsion can have a solids content of between about 2 wt. % and about 50 wt. % when it is applied to the paper base sheet. Methods for manufacturing and using the treated paper product, and a combination food and treated paper product are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Expera Specialty Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: John A. Theisen, Bruce C. Unruh, Susan L. Feit, David J. Langton, Michael A. Orlovsky, Mark J. Weber, John J. Blanz, Lisa R. Schultz
  • Patent number: 8727111
    Abstract: Proposed is a package for objects that have a portion of liquid, comprising a container (1) which consists of a liquid-impermeable material for receiving the object (9) and a dimensionally stable hollow body (10, 13, 15) which has at least one opening (12, 14, 16) and is arranged in the container (1) and receives the liquid that escapes from an object (9) arranged in the container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Tobias Schlegel
  • Publication number: 20140134301
    Abstract: A condiment package for storing and supplying condiments comprising: a first packet, where the first packet stores a first condiment; a second packet, where the second packet stores a second condiment; a removable foil cover, where the cover seals the first packet and the second packet; and a removable divider, where the divider separates the first packet and the second packet. The removable foil and removable divider may be made of plastic. The first condiment or the second condiment may be selected from the group consisting of honey, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and soy sauce.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Kim Wilson, Quade Wilson, Kylie Wilson
  • Patent number: 8715757
    Abstract: A package of eggs is disclosed which comprises a plurality of eggs arranged in one or more rows. The eggs are arranged in the package so that a long axis of each egg in the package is tilted toward the back of the package so as to be at least slightly offset from vertical. In some embodiments, each of the eggs in the package may have information laser marked on it in substantially the same location as the other eggs in the package, and the eggs may be oriented in the package such that information marked on each egg faces substantially the same direction as the information marked on the other eggs in the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: TEN Media, LLC
    Inventors: Mitchell Barry Chait, Allan Irwin Brown, Marco Armand Hegyi, Greg Anderson
  • Patent number: 8613249
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus facilitates cooking with a heated/boiling liquid of a food item by utilizing a cooking bag, a cooking tray, and/or a cooking film. A food product that utilizes the cooking apparatus and food items produces cooked food that may be plateable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: ConAgra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. France, Adam Pawlick
  • Publication number: 20130295237
    Abstract: Combination beverage containers and storage vessels. Various embodiments are configured to store a consumable beverage or otherwise consumable liquid as well as at least one second item which may comprise an edible foodstuff, toy, novelty, etc. In some embodiments, the second items may be stored directly in a vessel lid or the second items may be stored in a second container that may be removably seated in a portion of the lid that, once installed on the vessel body or cup, is not removable by the end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Jordan CreativeWorks, LLC
    Inventor: Jordan S. Bernhard
  • Patent number: 8574650
    Abstract: Food packaging of the present invention is particularly adapted for microwave, conventional oven, stove top and boiler cooking techniques and includes an integral pocket or trap compartment for receiving fluids created by the cooking process, such as grease. Embodiments include a compartment for cooking food products therein with the addition of water or other fluids, wherein the water or other fluids are drained from the food products and removed from the food packaging after cooking the food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Turover Straws Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan S. Turover, Antim G. Straus
  • Patent number: 8551545
    Abstract: A food package for segregating ingredients of a multi-component food product, such as the multiple components of a sandwich, the package comprising an outer container to house a first food component and at least one flexible envelope or barrier film layer that encloses at least one intermediate food component allowing for separation of the intermediate food component during extended periods of storage and prior to opening the product. A method for opening the package comprises applying a pulling force to an externally located protruding end portion of the envelope, such that the envelope peels apart and separates into ruptured layers that are pulled out of the food product and out of the outer container by the continual pulling force from the protruding end portion. Another method for opening comprises heating the container such that the barrier film layer ruptures upon heating, thus providing for components of the food product to combine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Feldmeier, Metty Poei, Mary Amanda Lamp, Brian Patrick Lawless, David J. Smith, Edward L. Dickinson, Patsy Anthony Coppola, Stephen K. Guerrera, Robert Reid Andrews
  • 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: 8545914
    Abstract: A carrier for food products such as muffins and cupcakes includes a pan and a cover. The pan including multiple pan wells that project from an upper surface thereof. At least some of the pan wells each includes an opening in respective bottom surfaces thereof. The cover includes multiple cover wells or supports projecting from a surface thereof, each corresponding to one of the pan wells. At least some of the cover wells each includes a support extending from a bottom surface thereof. The cover secures to and substantially covers the pan in a first configuration. The pan nests on the cover in a second configuration such that the supports project through a respective one of the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Focus Products Group International, LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Mastroianni
  • Patent number: 8541038
    Abstract: A food package for segregating ingredients of a multi-component food product, such as the multiple components of a sandwich, the package comprising an outer container to house a first food component and at least one flexible envelope or barrier film layer that encloses at least one intermediate food component allowing for separation of the intermediate food component during extended periods of storage and prior to opening the product. A method for opening the package comprises applying a pulling force to an externally located protruding end portion of the envelope, such that the envelope peels apart and separates into ruptured layers that are pulled out of the food product and out of the outer container by the continual pulling force from the protruding end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Feldmeier, Metty Poei, Mary Amanda Lamp, Brian Patrick Lawless, Paul Edward Doll, Edward L. Dickinson, Patsy Anthony Coppola, Stephen K. Guerrera, David J. Smith, Gregorio Ramon Maramba Abesames
  • Publication number: 20130189401
    Abstract: A food tray has a lower tray containing a first food product and an upper tray nested stably at least partly inside the lower tray, with the upper tray containing a second food product. An air permeable interface is provided between the upper tray and lower tray to allow venting of steam from the lower tray during cooking. A cover is provided for the food tray. Each of the lower tray and the upper tray are formed of a material that is suitable for use in a microwave or conventional oven. Various constructions may be used to create the air permeable interface, such as lugs, ledges and lips. The upper tray may sit above the lower tray. The trays are nested loosely for ease of removal of the upper tray from the lower tray. Various configurations of cover may be used such as a sleeve, carton or lid. The upper tray may contain the higher value food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: CONAGRA FOODS RDM, INC.
    Inventor: ConAgra Foods RDM, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130183412
    Abstract: A tri-fold plastic egg carton for protecting jumbo eggs in both oriented and non-oriented positions. A cell base and cell cover are hingedly connected in a closed position with the cover over the base to form a complimentary 2×6 matrix of cell pockets for holding individual eggs. A lid is hingedly connected to another edge of the base for closing over the assembled cover and base. The non-hinged peripheral edges of the base, cover and lid form a trim perimeter having a turned up lip edge, the lip edges mating when the carton is in the closed position to increase the carton strength. The carton can accommodate a full range of jumbo eggs, and accept a variety of smaller size eggs, while fitting within standard cases and half-cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Ramirez, Mark A. Bergeron
  • Patent number: 8475856
    Abstract: A multi-beverage container and mixing system to increase the convenience of mixing and transporting a variety of powder-based beverages in a single unit. The multi-beverage container employs a lid equipped with compartments designed to house multiple powder drink mixes and a container housing designed to accommodate water for mixing. At user activation, powder drink mix is released from a compartment and is mixed with the water to create the desired beverage for instant consumption by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20130142916
    Abstract: Spices are packaged in a card format. In one embodiment, multiple pods of a single spice are adhered to a card. The spices are used in a “peel off, peel open” manner. That is, a pod is peeled off the card; then a seal of the pod is peeled open to allow the spice to be poured out. Remaining pods continue to be adhered to the card and stored for later use. Cards for different spices are readily grouped together, such as in a box or tin. If the cards are made relatively thin, dozens of different spices can be conveniently stored in a compact box or the like. Preferably, card backs are printed with the name of the spice and possibly other information about the spice. If the spices cards are arranged together alphabetically, in a “spice index” arrangement, a desired spice may be found very readily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Michael J. Ure
  • Patent number: 8455026
    Abstract: A package of eggs is disclosed which comprises a plurality of eggs arranged in one or more rows. The eggs are further arranged in the package so that a long axis of each egg in the package is offset no more than a particular number degrees from a long axis of each other egg in the package. Further, a package of eggs is disclosed which comprises a plurality of eggs arranged in one or more rows, wherein eggs are arranged in the package such that long axes of all of the eggs in each row of eggs in the package form approximate right angles with respect to a line intercepting bottoms of receptacles holding the eggs in such a row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: TEN Media, LLC
    Inventors: Mitchell Barry Chait, Allan Irwin Brown, Marco Armand Hegyi, Greg Anderson
  • Publication number: 20130089643
    Abstract: A food serving dispenser and protected food servings dispensed from the dispenser. The dispenser comprises a cylindrical container having a central stem that extends upward from the base of the container. The stem and container walls are dimensioned to receive a cylindrical protected food serving that comprises a food serving, such as a slice of cream cheese, that is sandwiched between two layers of film, preferably a plastic film such as cellophane or similar. The plastic film layers have tabs that are staggered within the cylindrical container to allow removal of a single protected food slice by grasping the tabs and pulling the protected food slice from the cylindrical container. The food servings are sealed within the plastic film, which is separable at perforations by pulling the tabs apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Chapman
  • Patent number: 8409645
    Abstract: A food package for segregating ingredients of a multi-component food product, such as the multiple components of a sandwich, the package comprising an outer container to house a first food component and at least one flexible envelope or barrier film layer that encloses at least one intermediate food component allowing for separation of the intermediate food component during extended periods of storage and prior to opening the product. A method for opening the package comprises applying a pulling force to an externally located protruding end portion of the envelope, such that the envelope peels apart and separates into ruptured layers that are pulled out of the food product and out of the outer container by the continual pulling force from the protruding end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Feldmeier, Metty Poei, Mary Amanda Lamp, Brian Patrick Lawless, Paul Edward Doll, David J. Smith, Edward L. Dickinson, Patsy Anthony Coppola, Stephen K. Guerrera, Gregorio Ramon Maramba Abesames
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8354131
    Abstract: The packaging system includes a first food product sealed within an inner wrapper, a second food product positioned within a tray and spacing the first food product from the tray, and an outer wrapper sealing the first food product, sealed within the inner wrapper, the second food product and the tray therein. A shield is disposed on the tray and is in contact with more than one surface of the second food product. Prior to microwave heating, the inner and outer wrapper are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Renee Gan, Gary Smith, Ya-yu Pai, Keith Forneck
  • Patent number: 8349382
    Abstract: A beverage system for providing a beverage, methods of making the beverage and the resulting beverage are shown herein. The system includes a beverage-forming concentrate and an aroma or aroma-providing component separated from the concentrate; wherein the concentrate and aroma are combinable upon reconstitution for providing the beverage. One method includes delivering a fresh beverage taste to an on-premise beverage at a point of dispensation, by delivering at least one aroma or aroma-providing component in an amount sufficient to enhance the organoleptic properties of a beverage separately from a beverage concentrate prior to when the beverage is dispensed, and mixing the aroma or aroma-providing compound with a liquid and the beverage concentrate or with a mixture of a beverage concentrate and a liquid when the beverage is being dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Pu-Sheng Cheng, Ying Zheng, Serena Laroia, Wenjie Hu, Rachid Rahmani, Eugene Scoville, Randall C. Chrisman, Shannon Joyce Gavie, Walter F. Landry, Brian J. McDonough, Randall L. Morrison, Anthony Klueppel, Christian Milo
  • Publication number: 20130004625
    Abstract: A combination of a container and a plurality of food items nested within the container may include base and a first cavity in the base. A first food item may be nested in the first cavity. The first food item may include a decorated section. The first food item may include a disposable wrapper having an exposed upper wrapper edge. The container may include a lid moveable between a closed position and an open position. A first retainer may be on the lid. When the lid is in the closed position the first retainer may overlie a first portion of the upper wrapper edge. When the container is inverted with the lid in the closed position relative axial movement between the first food item and the first cavity may be limited by contact between the first retainer and the upper wrapper edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: DOUG BRUMMER, SAMIR R. PARIKH
  • Patent number: 8337919
    Abstract: A treated paper product is provided according to the invention. The treated paper product comprises a result of applying a water based emulsion to a paper base sheet to provide an impregnated paper product, and drying the impregnated paper product to a water content of less than about 8 wt. % to provide the treated paper product. The water based emulsion includes a barrier and/or release forming component comprising at least one of stearylated melamine, polyethylene wax, paraffin wax, isoparaffin wax, microcrystalline wax, fluoropolymer wax, silicone wax, alkyl ketene materials, octyl succinic anhydride, Werner chrome complex, natural wax, and mixtures thereof. The water based emulsion can have a solids content of between about 2 wt. % and about 50 wt. % when it is applied to the paper base sheet. Methods for manufacturing and using the treated paper product, and a combination food and treated paper product are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: John A. Theisen, Bruce C. Unruh, Susan L. Feit, David J. Langton, Michael A. Orlovsky, Mark J. Weber, John J. Blanz, Lisa R. Schultz
  • Patent number: 8328034
    Abstract: A lunch box assembly having a main housing having a lid rotatably, hingedly attached to a base to provide access to an opened interior of one or more compartments is disclosed. The lid can have ferrously magnetic material and recesses to accept magnets. The magnets can be shaped to fit the recesses. The base can have compartments aligned with corresponding compartments in the lid. The base and the lid can form one or more closed food storage compartments that separate the contents from the neighboring compartments. A latch on the base and lid can produce a clamping force on a small lidded container or containers placed in one or more of the compartments. The clamping force can clamp the lidded container closed and prevent leakage of fluids in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: 3rd Stone Design Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. J. Miros, Caroline S. Miros
  • Publication number: 20120308692
    Abstract: An egg decorating kit formable into an egg decorating assembly includes a plurality of decorating accessories for decorating eggs, a box made of foldable sheet material and an attachment made of sheet material. The box includes a top having a plurality of demarcated sections peripherally arranged about a center point of the top of the box. The top has at least one slit that extends from an outer surface of the top to an inner surface of the top and is surrounded by the demarcated sections. The attachment includes a main body portion and a tab portion coupled to the main body portion. The main body portion has printed indicia located on a front side of the sheet material and printed indicia located on a back side of the sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Allison R. Black, Jessica M. Krawczak
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8221812
    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 enclosed 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: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventor: Allen Sydney Aldridge
  • Publication number: 20120114810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to triangular closed flexible sachets (100), and methods of manufacturing a triangular closed flexible sachet holding a substance comprises folding upon itself at least a single flexible sheet (200) to form a triangular interior space, filling the triangular interior space with the substance, welding the at least single folded sheet along a plurality of welding lines so as to capture the substance in said interior space, and sealing the closed flexible sachet (100). The invention further relates to methods of folding, displaying and/or storing a chain of sachets and a hanging device for a chain of sachets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventor: Gilles Demaurex
  • Patent number: 8124149
    Abstract: The packaging system includes a first food product sealed within an inner wrapper, a second food product positioned within a tray and spacing the first food product from the tray, and an outer wrapper sealing the first food product, sealed within the inner wrapper, the second food product and the tray therein. A shield is disposed on the tray and is in contact with more than one surface of the second food product. Prior to microwave heating, the inner and outer wrapper are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Renee Gan, Gary Smith, Ya-yu Pai, Keith Forneck
  • Patent number: 8118158
    Abstract: A sealed storage bag of multiple compartment structure, wherein a separated condition of compartments is needed until just before the use, such as an infusion bag of a mixing type of two kinds of liquid or a bag for cooked storage food with flavoring materials. A sealed storage bag comprises a flexible outer bag; an inner bag as a rectangular small compartment having an inner storage space, which is separated, by a film member, from an outer storage space in the outer bag; a filling port for filling contents; and a discharge port for discharging the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Shoji Igota, Masayuki Okamura
  • Publication number: 20120040058
    Abstract: Customized children's feeding systems and methods of using the customized children's feeding systems are provided, in a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides a packaged food product (10) including a tray (12) defining at least three compartments (20,22,24) and an individual food cartridge located in each of the compartments. Each food cartridge and compartment can be associated with a corresponding color, shape or symbol that is representative of a food category.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Anthony Colo, John Joseph Wolf, Anne McCandish Emenhiser, Eric Anthony Hanson, Christina Mayadas Lawrence, Robert LaVenture Fletcher
  • Patent number: 8062682
    Abstract: A method for producing a beverage or liquid comestible from a single capsule by subdividing the interior of the capsule into a plurality of compartments, at least two compartments containing beverage-forming ingredients, introducing a liquid into one of the compartments of the capsule and starting to produce and drain a first beverage component on the basis of the ingredient contained in the first compartment, and opening a fluid communication between the first and the second compartment such that after the start of the production of the first beverage compartment, a production of a beverage component on the basis of the ingredient contained in the second compartment commences. The capsule is preferably used to make cappuccino-style beverages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Zenon Ioannis Mandralis, Jean-Paul Denisart, Tony Ward, Julien Gaillard
  • Patent number: 8057832
    Abstract: The packaging system includes a first food product sealed within an inner wrapper, a second food product positioned within a tray and spacing the first food product from the tray, and an outer wrapper sealing the first food product, sealed within the inner wrapper, the second food product and the tray therein. A shield is disposed on the tray and is in contact with more than one surface of the second food product. Prior to microwave heating, the inner and outer wrapper are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Keith Daniel Forneck, Sophia Pai, Renee Gan
  • Publication number: 20110262589
    Abstract: A rupturable blister package multilayer cover sheet has top (3) and bottom (4) layers having dual aligned laser scores (6,7) and at least one non-laser scored intermediate layer (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventor: Kristy L. Safarik
  • Publication number: 20110256273
    Abstract: A system for preparing a coffee beverage, provided with a coffee making apparatus comprising a grinder for grinding coffee beans to obtain ground coffee, a coffee beverage preparation device arranged for, with supply of water to the ground coffee, preparing the coffee beverage, and a coffee outlet for dispensing the coffee beverage, a separate coffee bean package with an inner space which at least before use is filled with the coffee beans, wherein the coffee bean package before use is closed off in itself such that the exposure of the coffee beans to ambient air is prevented, a coffee bean inlet for supply of coffee beans from the coffee bean package to the grinder, and a connecting device for connecting the coffee bean package to the coffee making apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff, Gustaaf Frans Brouwer, Philippe Jacques van Camp, Ivo van Os
  • Publication number: 20110177206
    Abstract: A package of eggs is disclosed which comprises a plurality of eggs arranged in one or more rows. The eggs are arranged in the package so that a long axis of each egg in the package is tilted toward the back of the package so as to be at least slightly offset from vertical. In some embodiments, each of the eggs in the package may have information laser marked on it in substantially the same location as the other eggs in the package, and the eggs may be oriented in the package such that information marked on each egg faces substantially the same direction as the information marked on the other eggs in the package. Additionally, in some embodiments, each of the eggs in the package may have particular information marked on it, and each of the eggs in the package may be positioned in the package such that at least the particular information is visible upon opening the package, without altering a position of the egg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: NewMarket Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Greg Anderson, Allan Irwin Brown, Mitchell Barry Chait, Marco Armand Hegyi
  • Publication number: 20110177207
    Abstract: A package of eggs is disclosed which comprises a plurality of eggs arranged in one or more rows. The eggs are further arranged in the package so that a long axis of each egg in the package is offset no more than a particular number degrees from a long axis of each other egg in the package. Additionally, a package of eggs is disclosed which comprises a plurality of eggs arranged in one or more rows, wherein the eggs are further arranged in the package so that the long axes of all of the eggs in the package are substantially parallel. Further, a package of eggs is disclosed which comprises a plurality of eggs arranged in one or more rows, wherein eggs are arranged in the package such that long axes of all of the eggs in each row of eggs in the package form approximate right angles with respect to a line intercepting bottoms of receptacles holding the eggs in such a row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: NewMarket Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Mitchell Barry Chait, Allan Irwin Brown, Marco Armand Hegyi, Greg Anderson