Product With Added Inedible Feature Other Than That Which Constitutes A Package Patents (Class 426/132)
  • Patent number: 10155612
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a seasoning bag, an edible adhesive is applied to a panel of a bag in a pattern of spaced apart lines. A granular seasoning is applied to the panel of the bag such that the granular seasoning adheres to the edible adhesive pattern to produce a seasoning layer having a pattern substantially the same as the edible adhesive pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Flavorseal LLC
    Inventor: Chris Carroll
  • Patent number: 9961920
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing cattle ears into pet treats by high-pressure processing are provided. The cattle ears are covered with a liquid, such as water, and exposed to high hydrostatic pressures for about one minute. The high hydrostatic pressures remove hair and implants from the cattle ears while preserving the texture and consistency of the ears, which are appealing to dogs and other pets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: JBS USA, LLC
    Inventors: Rebecca Deveau-Greene, LaWayne Larson
  • Patent number: 9867382
    Abstract: A vulcanized latex loop or loops, wrapped by multiple spirally wound, generally non-elastic ribbons may be stretched over the legs and tail of a dressed bird to close the cavity of the bird during cooking. The loop or loops may be stretched to bind a bird in various ways depending upon the size and configuration of the bird.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Gerald J. Marchese
  • Patent number: 9822540
    Abstract: A water conservation device is disclosed. The water conservation device includes a membrane and an uninterrupted flange comprising a cross sectional cylindrical shape that is attached to an entire outer edge of the membrane. The membrane is configured to completely cover a top of a swimming pool skimmer access opening and further configured to accept an access lid of the swimming pool skimmer opening over the membrane wherein the access lid holds the water conservation device in place when the access lid is attached to the access opening by which the membrane acts to prevent water from expelling from the access lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas William Baab
  • Patent number: 9675201
    Abstract: A system for preparing a predetermined quantity of beverage comprises an exchangeable capsule and a fluid dispensing device for supplying an amount of fluid to the exchangeable capsule, a receptacle for holding the exchangeable capsule, and an outlet arrangement for supplying the beverage to a container, such as a cup. The capsule comprises a circumferential wall, a bottom, a lid, an entrance area and a closed exit area. The circumferential wall, the bottom and the lid enclose an inner space that comprises an extractable product. The fluid dispensing device supplies fluid to the extractable product for preparing the beverage. In use, the outlet arrangement is in fluid communication with the exit area for draining the prepared beverage from the capsule. The capsule further comprises an opening element through the closed exit area for draining the prepared beverage from the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Kon Euan Gerard Wong, Guido Brandt, Hendrik Cornelis Koeling, Ralf Kamerbeek, Arend Cornelis Jacobus Biesheuvel
  • Patent number: 9675082
    Abstract: A cooking aid comprising a sheet of flexible burn resistant material and a composition disposed on one face of the sheet, the composition comprising a mixture of vegetable or animal oil with a melting point below 20° C., vegetable or animal fat with a melting point above 20° C., and one or more herbs, spices and flavor enhancers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Jose Krauch, Peter Hangarter, Johan Jacob Van Der Pol, Jorg Resemann
  • Patent number: 9661830
    Abstract: Described herein are chewable articles intended to be provided to animals for purposes including dental cleaning, breath freshening, nutrition, administration to the animal of beneficial agents, satisfaction of the animal's urge to chew, and general enjoyment by the animal. The chews are made to be appetizing to the animal, to satisfy an urge to chew, to effect abrasive cleaning of the animal's teeth, to deliver one or more active agents to the oral cavity of the animal, or a combination of these. The chews have a resilient, chewable texture and are shaped to facilitate dental cleaning, to facilitate oral grasping by the animal, to appeal to human owners of the animal, to enhance the human-animal bond, or a combination of these. Also disclosed are apparatus and methods for making such chewable articles and for formulating and using them to effect dental health in animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Big Heart Pet, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Barnvos, John F. Berry, Melinda S. Cope, Mark Donatucci, Davor Juravic, Oscar Ortiz, Sergio Alberto Jimenez-Marquez
  • Patent number: 9351506
    Abstract: A food product having at least a first part and a second part, where the water activity of the first part is lower than the water activity of the second part, and a moisture barrier between the first part and the second part, wherein the moisture barrier is formed upon dehydration of an emulsion comprising lipid a biopolymer emulsifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Antoine Bontemps
  • Patent number: 9149145
    Abstract: A food product dispensing device (10) includes a housing (12) with an opening (66). The device includes a drive screw (30) for driving a piston (42) towards the opening. Portions (76) of a food product are placed in the housing and are forced through the opening by the piston as the screw is rotated. There are separators (78) between each two adjacent portions. These allow one portion at a time to be ejected through the opening and used or consumed, for example by spreading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: John Elhage, George Elhage, Steve Astifo
  • Patent number: 9050244
    Abstract: A consumable pacifier for an infant is provided herein. The invention provides a consumable gelatinous nipple where the gelatinous nipple may also contain a nutrient. The base of the gelatinous body is trapped between a seat and retainer. A variety of flavors and nutrients may be infused in the consumable gelatinous nipple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Bobbie DeLaurier
  • Patent number: 9034406
    Abstract: A method and an installation are provided for preserving desired seasoning flavour profiles during the manufacturing of food-seasoning sheets. The method includes the steps of; laying a thin layer of adhesive on a base sheet; removing air from the adhesive prior to the step of laying; reducing free moisture from the adhesive during the step of laying, and depositing food-seasoning ingredients onto the thin layer of adhesive. The installation for manufacturing food-seasoning sheets includes an adhesive dispenser having a reservoir and a delivery slot communicating with the reservoir for dispensing adhesive. The dispenser has a heating element mounted thereto for heating the adhesive. The adhesive is made under a partial vacuum and it is conveyed to the dispenser in a partial vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Hans J. Meier, Jeff Dude
  • Patent number: 8951589
    Abstract: A heat exchange apparatus includes an outer shell defining a cavity and a volume-occupying member received within the cavity. The outer shell and the volume-occupying member cooperate to define a fluid-receiving volume therebetween. An opening in the outer shell defines a passageway for receiving a liquid to be heated therethrough. The opening includes a fastener for removably attaching to an open top of a container containing a liquid to be heated, wherein the liquid to be heated will flow from the container into the fluid-receiving volume when the apparatus is inverted and the liquid will flow back into the container when the bottle is returned to the upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Julian A. Devlin, Marisa D. Devlin
  • Patent number: 8951549
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reducing the concentration of amines and salts thereof, wherein the amines have the general chemical formula I R1R2R3N and the salts have the formula II R1R2R3N—H, wherein the amines and salts thereof exist in aqueous solution or aqueous suspension and are brought into contact with clinoptilolitic or clinoptilolite-containing mixtures. The method itself is suitable for use in food preparation and in the manufacture of foods. The inventive idea of reducing the concentration of amines and salts thereof is also useful in the manufacture of medical products for absorbing and for removing amines from the intestinal tract or the skin area of humans and animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Froximun AG
    Inventors: Günter Steimecke, Steffen Hoffmann, Thomas Görner
  • Publication number: 20150017223
    Abstract: Described herein is an edible coating for food products in which the coatings comprises a polysaccharide cross-linked with a cross-linking agent solution. Also described herein are methods for coating food products and forming clusters of food products. The use of the edible coating for extending the shelf-life of food products is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: FRUITSYMBIOSE INC.
    Inventor: Genevieve Girard
  • Patent number: 8915391
    Abstract: A drinkware rimming apparatus including a wetting receptacle, a cutout, and a rotatable tray having a plurality of spice receptacles. The tray is rotatable relative to the cutout (or vice-versa) to align and provide downward access to a desired spice receptacle or to the wetting receptacle. A cover may be included and the cutout can be in the cover and/or the tray. The cover can have beverage garnish compartments on a top surface thereof. The wetting receptacle can be positioned in a tray or on the cover. The cutout can be in another tray also having one or more spice receptacles and above the first-mentioned tray and rotatable independently of the lower tray. A method of applying spice to rims of drinkware is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Roxi Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Radow
  • Publication number: 20140367303
    Abstract: A sound module is positioned in an edible structure such that the gift remains intact when constructed and transported, appetizing to perceive, and safe for consumption. The sound module is sealed into the structure using an edible adhesive that is strong enough to hold the module in place without deleterious effects to the structure of the gift. The sound module remains artfully concealed yet still audible, as well as accessible to be operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Wertman, Sarah Wertman
  • Publication number: 20140335223
    Abstract: A pet treat is disclosed, which includes a rotatable, lickable spherical portion; and a support having an internal cavity shaped to conform to the outside of the spherical portion, and wherein the spherical portion is freely rotatable within the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: BIG HEART PET BRANDS
    Inventors: TRACY GRAMMER, Davor JURAVIC, William KEEHN, Steven BAUTISTA, Eric J. LEW
  • Patent number: 8859024
    Abstract: A container has first and second sections with an opening into hollow interiors. They mate together to form a sealed enclosure, and to form a ridge having a cross-sectionally curved outer surface. An appendage is connected to the ridge including an aperture for receiving a hook. A coating of edible material is on the outer surface of at least a portion of at least one of the first and second sections. An external flange extends around the periphery of the opening of the first section, an internal flange extends around the periphery of the opening of the second section, wherein the internal flange is sized to contact and fit inside the external flange during mating. An aperture passes through the internal flange, wherein mating the first and second sections causes the external flange to cover and seal the internal flange aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Candy Treasure, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Gass
  • Patent number: 8771770
    Abstract: This invention relates to a packaging material for unbaked dough products which includes a container that is impermeable to water vapor transmission, a relative humidity control device in the container, dough, and a water permeable sheet forming a cover for the container wherein the relative humidity control device includes a water vapor permeable container containing a solidified humectant composition which further includes a humectant salt, water and carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Multisorb Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Crump
  • Publication number: 20140161941
    Abstract: A kit includes a plurality of food ingredients to form at least a part of an edible construction, and a plurality of low voltage electrical components able to be electrically coupled and assembled with the edible construction to visually enhance the edible construction. Among the electrical components may be a base that provides a substantially flat support surface on which the edible construction may be positioned and an overlay sheet to overlie the support surface and visually present indicia indicating at least one location at which a portion of the edible construction or electrical components such as lighting or audio components may be positioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: BRAND CASTLE LLC
    Inventor: James E. Zeilinger
  • Patent number: 8747928
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a holder for frozen food items and confections. The holder includes a grippable shaft having a first receptacle at a first end of the shaft and a second receptacle at a second end of the shaft. The first receptacle is adapted to receive a cone, such as those served with ice cream, or other frozen confection. The second receptacle is adapted to receive a stick, such as those served with frozen ice confections and ice cream bars. The receptacles are further adapted to receive drippage from melting frozen food items and confections. Furthermore, the holder is invertible to conveniently use either the first or second receptacle for receiving frozen food items supported in a cone, or on a stick. The receptacle not in use may be used as a support member to place the holder on a table or similar flat surface, if desired. The holder also includes a mounting cap that attaches to the holder for preparation and consumption of a frozen food item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Mecinna Price, Jared Price
  • Patent number: 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
  • Publication number: 20140134298
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for actively releasing food additives to deliver aromatic compounds to consumers during food or drink consumption. The food additives may be contained within an encapsulation layer. The encapsulation layer may be configured to release the food additives in response to being exposed to energy provided by an activation source proximate to the food additives. The activation source may be incorporated into, or connected with, an eating utensil or an oral implant. The activation source can be manually controlled by a consumer, can be controlled based on conditions near the food additives, or can be programmed with a release schedule that defines how and when food additives are to be released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Michael H. Baym, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Patent number: 8722121
    Abstract: A candy holder for receiving and securing an elongated candy therein is provided. The candy holder includes a handle portion defining an elongated cavity with a central axis. The handle portion has a plurality of protrusions extending toward the central axis and circumferentially around an inner surface of the handle portion. A top portion of the candy holder has a lip defining an opening. The opening receives the elongated candy that is dimensioned to correspond to a size of the opening. The lip and protrusions apply friction to a surface of the elongated candy when the elongated candy is inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Squire Boone Caverns, Inc.
    Inventor: W. Frederick Conway, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8580325
    Abstract: Vase apparatus and decorating methods for associating flowers and other decorative items with cakes and other food products are described. Vase embodiments include a water-holding reservoir having a bottom wall, an upright rim, and plural flower-stem-receiving wells. Each well is defined by at least one well wall depending from the bottom wall and has an opening capable of receiving water from the reservoir. Vase embodiments may include a reservoir of various shapes and sizes. Vases may be placed on a cake or other food product permitting the cake or food product to be attractively and easily decorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventors: M. Kathleen Meisinger, David A. Meisinger
  • Publication number: 20130273216
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a kit for the preparation of bread and oil or bread and tomato. It is an easy-to-open package that contains one or more pieces of toasted bread (of the Granetti type) and a container containing a seasoning, for example olive oil. The kit, that is easily transportable, therefore contains what is necessary for the simple and easy preparation a healthy snack such as bread and oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: AZIENDA OLEARIA DEL CHIANTI S. R. L.
    Inventor: Matteo Gonnelli
  • Publication number: 20130266685
    Abstract: A drink sample apparatus having an elongated stick, an indicia of the drink mixture marked on said stirring stick, a small mixture of an mixed drink or oil extract of the same, an edible bond to affix or cover said small mixture of an alcohol drink to said stirring stick that functions to provide a sample taste of a drink or beverage before making the decision to purchase the drink or beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Jose Santiago
  • Publication number: 20130259984
    Abstract: An illuminated, color-changing, interchangeable drinking vessel assembly that includes an upper fluid retaining vessel, a neck, a collar on a stem, and a base. Magnets are located in the neck of the upper fluid retaining vessel and light emitting diodes (SMD LED's) and a magnetically actuated switch are located in the collar of the stem. A controller and battery are located in the base of the stem and are also electrically connected to the light emitting diodes. When the upper fluid retaining vessel and neck are magnetically attached to the collar of the stem, the magnetically operated switch detects the magnetic field and closes the circuit, activating the SMD LED's.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Benjamin Eves
  • 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: 8522669
    Abstract: A pod holder for brewing a single cup beverage with infused heated water consist of a holder body having an open top and a base with an egress hole. A body inner cup, to with a keyhole shaped opening in the bottom, is placed within the holder body. A pod ejector pin extend through both the inner cup keyhole shaped opening and the holder body egress hole and protrudes beneath. A single cup pod is manually compressed into the inner cup, and a lid is attached to the body. The lid has an integral water inlet hollow duct with a pod cushion, permitting the cushion to press against the pod without piercing the pod cover, such that when hot water is introduced into the pod the water seeps through the pod's contents and a beverage is brewed. The brewed liquid drains through the inner cup and body and is discharged into a cup beneath, with the spent pod expelled when the lid is removed and the ejector pin is manually depressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventors: Patrick J. Rolfes, John Guy Cazort, II
  • Publication number: 20130209624
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing and transporting food and a method for forming the same. The apparatus comprises a flexible substrate and at least one food article located on the substrate. The food article is freezable and substantially flexible. The substrate and at least one food article are rolled together to form a tubular transportation and storage form. The method comprises the steps of providing a flexible substrate, arranging a plurality of food articles on the substrate and rolling the substrate and the food articles into a tubular structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Ralf Wollmann
  • Publication number: 20130189403
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wrapper for rice covered with layer, which is used to wrap a lump of rice. The wrapper comprising, two films forming sealing parts that are sealed to each other at outer peripheral parts thereof and including laver therebetween, a first cutting groove including a lateral groove formed toward a lateral direction of the film for cutting the film toward a longitudinal direction at a longitudinal upper part of one of the two films, and a covering part attached to seal the first cutting groove. In this case, the first cutting groove is formed under the sealing part longitudinally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Myoung Ho Jeon
  • Patent number: 8491950
    Abstract: A pet treat having a sugar-based edible portion including a palatant material and a support portion. Incorporation of starch provides a hard-candy texture for the edible portion. The pet treat may be formed as a lollipop, a toy, or a lozenge using either a batch process or a continuous process. Features to interest a pet include a resilient mount, or a rotatable mount. An adhesive mount can attach the support to a variety of surfaces. A replaceable cover and rejuvenant container may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Del Monte Corporation
    Inventors: Tracy Grammer, Davor Juravic, William Keehn, Steven Bautista, Eric J. Lew
  • Publication number: 20130177675
    Abstract: The disclosure involves producing edible cupcakes, each cupcake having an image transfer film positioned on an inside surface of a conventional cupcake baking cup wrapper, the image transfer film having an image of an edible ink thereon, inserting cake batter into the cupcake baking cup wrapper, and baking the batter, for producing a finished cupcake, which melts the edible ink due to the elevated temperatures during baking and causes the image of the edible ink to be transferred upon a wall of the baked cupcake. When people in social groups randomly select the cupcakes, and peel away the cupcake wrappers, the images, which can be printed messages, are suddenly revealed to the surprised person and can be used in connection with entertaining contests or games. The images could also be graphic pictures suggesting seasons of the year or holidays, or messages of welcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: John T. Abbott
  • Publication number: 20130156886
    Abstract: A kit for disseminating location specific geographical information and confections comprising essentially of a container sized and configured to house a map, a map, a protective sheath and confections. The container further comprises a lid containing information referencing a known geographic location such as a major city or the metropolitan area surrounding a major city. The map is sized and configured to be housed in the container d the map corresponds to the geographic location referenced on the lid of the container. The confections are sized and configured to be housed in the container. The protective is sheath sized and configured to protect the map from direct contact with the confections, thereby preventing the map from becoming sticky or otherwise covered with residue or contamination from the confections. The kit is then distributed to specific geographic locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: FILIPPO FILIPPINI, ANDREA BUSATTA
  • Publication number: 20130136829
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying a multi-tiered cake is presented. A multi-tiered cake display system includes a main support, first and second bushings, and first and second cake boards. A first layer of the multi-tiered cake is assembled around the first bushing and a second tier of the multi-tiered cake is assembled around the second bushing. When the multi-tiered cake display system is assembled, the bottom end of the main support is adjacent the first cake board. Additionally, when assembled, the first bushing is slidably inserted onto the main support with the bottom end of the first bushing adjacent the first cake board and the top end of the first bushing is adjacent the second cake board. Also the second cake board and the second bushing are at least partially slidably inserted onto the main support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Natalie L. Kandel
  • Publication number: 20130129875
    Abstract: A cooking aid comprising a sheet of flexible burn resistant material and a composition disposed on one face of the sheet, the composition comprising a mixture of vegetable or animal oil with a melting point below 20° C., vegetable or animal fat with a melting point above 20° C., and one or more herbs, spices and flavour enhancers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Jose Krauch, Peter Hangarter, Johan Jacob Van Der Pol, Jorg Resemann
  • Publication number: 20130129869
    Abstract: Compositions that include a shelf-life stability component are provided. In some instances, the compositions are ingestible compositions which include the shelf-life stability component and an ingestible component. Aspects of the invention further include methods of making and using the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Hooman Hafezi, Raymond Schmidt, Ai Ling Ching
  • Publication number: 20130122156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improvements in the preparation of beverage and food products and, in particular, to an improved composition for preparing beverage and food products in machines. The composition is 10 prepared by the addition of a liquid to said composition and comprises one or more beverage or food ingredients and at least one preparation aid. The preparation aid comprises a plurality of bodies formed from a substantially insoluble material and the preparation aid is selected to have a 15 predetermined effect on the interaction between the liquid and the composition. The bodies have a diameter in the range of 0.1 mm to 200 mm, and preferably in the range of 1 to 20 mm or in the range of 100 to 200 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Ian Denis Fisk, Ayse Tulay Massey
  • Publication number: 20130108747
    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: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Wausau Paper Mills, LLC
    Inventor: Wausau Paper Mills, LLC
  • Patent number: 8394438
    Abstract: A molded animal chew toy including a resin, a fluid such as water, and meat jerky, particularly chicken jerky, is provided. Processes for forming such resin/water/jerky composition into shapes by direct injection molding, including a desired screw design, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: T.F.H. Publications, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen S. Axelrod, Ajay Gajria
  • Publication number: 20130059042
    Abstract: A handling apparatus for solidified livestock feed supplement blocks is disclosed. The handling apparatus includes a handle incorporated into the block at the time of manufacturing such that the handle is inherent or intrinsic to the block. A method of producing a handling apparatus for a solidified livestock feed supplement block is also disclosed, including incorporation of a handle into the block at the time of manufacturing such that the handle is inherent or intrinsic to the block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Golden Nutrition LLC
    Inventors: Ross Dean Dale, Paul Gene Summer, Dwayne Lyndon Jantz
  • Publication number: 20120325152
    Abstract: Compositions for nematode growth and methods for using the same for nematode viability are described. The compositions contain a solid matrix material that is dispersed in a liquid medium. The solid matrix can be immersed, bathed, and/or interspersed in a liquid medium to form a composite culture that is capable of maintaining or growing nematodes at unexpectedly high densities and/or with nominal stress pathway activity. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Christopher E. Hopkins, John P. Manfredi
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120321758
    Abstract: Vase apparatus and decorating methods for associating flowers and other decorative items with cakes and other food products are described. Vase embodiments include a water-holding reservoir having a bottom wall, an upright rim, and plural flower-stem-receiving wells. Each well is defined by at least one well wall depending from the bottom wall and has an opening capable of receiving water from the reservoir. Vase embodiments may include a reservoir of various shapes and sizes. Vases may be placed on a cake or other food product permitting the cake or food product to be attractively and easily decorated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: M. Kathleen Meisinger, David A. Meisinger
  • Publication number: 20120316408
    Abstract: pH indicator compositions, solutions and suspensions and pH indicating food storage devices, medical devices and components thereof are provided for visually monitoring, detecting, and/or determining the presence of metabolic by-products from harmful or potentially harmful microorganisms. Also provided are methods of use and preparation of the pH indicator compositions, solutions and suspensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Joel R. Gorski, Ram W. Sabnis
  • Publication number: 20120308693
    Abstract: The present invention leads to a method for preparing a dough piece rolled up with separator sheet, comprising supplying in a transport direction, a dough piece positioned on a separator sheet, the dough piece and the separator sheet having a length and a width, wherein a leading edge of the separator sheet exceeds the dough piece at at least a first side, rolling up the at least one side of the dough paper that exceeds the dough piece, thus forming a cylinder of separator sheet, extending in a width direction of the dough piece and rolling up the rest of the separator sheet with the dough piece around the cylinder. The invention further relates to a device for performing the method and a roll formed by the method and/or device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: RADEMAKER B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Josephus Antonius VAN BLOKLAND
  • Publication number: 20120294988
    Abstract: A method of facilitating the cooling of a foodstuff is disclosed. The foodstuff is placed in a container so that it surrounds a ventilation shaft in a central part of the container. The ventilation shaft has an opening or openings open to the foodstuff so that heat from the foodstuff at inner medial parts of the container escapes from the container via the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Geoffrey Neil Munro, Lynda Kay Florey
  • Publication number: 20120219671
    Abstract: Non-shrink, forming and nonforming thermoplastic webs comprising a myoglobin blooming agent on a food contact surface are useful for packaging fresh meat and other products to fix a desirable color on the surface of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Curwood, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan G. Siegel, Otacilio Teixeira Berbert, Kevin Philip Nelson, Gregory Robert Pockat
  • Publication number: 20120171334
    Abstract: A capsule system for preparing beverages by centrifugation of a capsule in a centrifuging brewing device comprising: a set of different capsules (1A, 1B; 1C, 1D; 1E, 1F, 1G; 1H, 1I; 1J,1K, 1L); each one for selectively delivering a beverage having specific characteristics that differ from the other capsules of the set; each capsule of the set comprising a body (2) with a sidewall and a free rim (3), an upper wall (4) and an extractable or infusible ingredient; and an insertion diameter (D) of the body of the capsule for insertion in a rotary capsule holder (14) of the centrifuge brewing device (7) in a referential position, wherein the different capsules in the set having bodies (2) of different storage volumes obtained by a variable depth (d1, d2, d3) of the body in the set but the same insertion diameter (D) for all capsules of the set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Alfred Yoakim, Jean-Paul Denisart, Antoine Ryser, Alexandre Perentes