Stick Feature Patents (Class 426/134)
  • Patent number: 10292403
    Abstract: Multiple Stacked Rotatable Lollipop comprising at least two stacked individual components each with a plurality of flavors, colors and shapes, each provided with tubular holding sticks, except the uppermost component which has a solid holding stick, while the upper open ends of the tubular holding sticks of the lower and intermediate components are accessible at the top of their candies or edible parts, and each tubular stick is conveniently dimensioned to loosely insert the holding stick of the individual component stacked above, each longer than the immediate holding stick below, so the lower end of each holding stick protrudes out in a telescopic fashion, thereby when the user holds the stick of one of the stacked components with one of his/her hands, can rotate for his/her amusement any of the other components with the other hand or with his/her tongue directly driving its corresponding edible part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Rodolfo Fernandez, Jr., Osvaldo Diaz, Rodolfo Fernandez, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10278409
    Abstract: A rotational ice cream holder apparatus is provided. The rotational ice cream holder includes a dish that catches dripping ice cream. The dish has an opening or aperture for holding an ice cream cone. The dish can be rotated with respect to a handle such that a person using the rotational ice cream holder can enjoy different parts of the ice cream by simply using his hand to turn the dish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Avery Yo-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 10258193
    Abstract: A heat shield in the shape of a semi-sphere made of flexible material and having a centralized opening therein so that the heat shield can be slidingly placed on the shaft or handle of a cooking utensil. The outer shell of the heat shield also has a plurality of criss-crossed ribs disposed thereon wherein the ribs are strengthening ribs for providing additional rigidity to the flexible shell which is expected to be made of a flexible, stretchable material like silicone or the like. The central opening in the shell is designed to have a plurality of slits radially extending therefrom so that the opening is useful for mounting on utensils having a variety of diameters because the opening is variable in diameter due to the slits and stretchability and flexibility of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Ramona R. Reed, Patrick S. Reed
  • Patent number: 9907317
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a molding machine, particularly for lollipops, with a die set that, during production, rotates around an axle. The present invention further relates to a molding machine with a container for the stick and to a method to assemble or disassemble a die set from the axle of a molding machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: GEA FOOD SOLUTIONS WEERT B.V.
    Inventors: Bruno Gerfried Baumeister, Davy Segers
  • Patent number: 9643226
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a carcass for encasing a tubular member including a driven rotor (20) having a front face rotatable about a pivot axis and a spool mandrel (38) positioned eccentrically on the driven rotor (20). The spool mandrel (38) is adapted to rotatably mount a roll of coiled strip material (32). The rotor (20) includes at least one counterweight (60) mounted on the front face that is dynamically movable to at least partially balance the changing weight of the roll of strip material as the strip material (32) is removed from the roll. At least one pusher roll assembly (75) is mounted on the front face and contacts a portion of the strip material (32) to partially deform the coiling of the strip material as the material is removed from the roll. An anti-kink roll assembly (90) prevents kink deformation of the strip material (32) during the formation of the carcass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Bartell Machinery Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Walter F. Thompson, Jerry L. Eisenhart, K. Brian Turvey
  • Publication number: 20150079242
    Abstract: An architecture is presented that provides a decorative toothpick device designed primarily for use with chocolate-covered strawberries, cupcakes, cake pops, pastries, or other food articles. The decorative toothpick device comprises a toothpick comprising a first end and a second end, and a decorative molded topper horizontally secured to the first end of the toothpick. The decorative molded topper also comprises an image secured to a surface of the decorative molded topper. The second end of the toothpick is then inserted horizontally into a confection. The decorative toothpick device would then act as an edible decoration attached to the food article. The decorative toothpick device can come in a ready-to-use package, or be prepared by hand by a user. Furthermore, the images of the decorative molded toppers can be decorated in a variety of designs and themes, depending on the occasion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Traci Jones
  • Patent number: 8980348
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a receptacle which comprises a generally elongate tubular body, a plurality of pellets of a predetermined size and shape containing a predetermined measure of active ingredient and filtration means disposed at or adjacent each end of the tubular body to retain the pellets substantially within the body. The receptacle is sized to allow a carrier liquid to be drawn through it. The passage of the carrier liquid through the receptacle causes the pellets to progressively dissolve, thereby releasing the active ingredient into the beverage upon consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Unistraw Holdings Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Baron
  • Patent number: 8916216
    Abstract: An apparatus used to arrange and display decorative items or candy. A narrow stem comprises a plurality of holes running throughout the stem. A plurality of metal rods are inserted into respective holes in the stem. Each metal rod has is attached to a plastic petal, which also comprises a clip. A piece of candy can be attached to each clip and can be supported by each respective petal. The plurality of metal rods arranged in this manner create a visually appealing arrangement of decorative items or dispenser of candy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Barbara Butts
  • Publication number: 20140272022
    Abstract: A device to mold and cook a food product (50) comprises at least a mold (12) and at least a molding member (16). The mold has a cavity (14) in which to place on each occasion at least the uncooked dough. The cavity (14) is delimited externally by an external perimeter edge (18). The molding member (16) is shaped with a closed profile, has a shape and size mating with those of the external perimeter edge (18), and has a position distanced from the mold (12) and a position coupled with the mold (12) in order to shape and mold the product (50) into the desired final shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Gerardo Acampora
  • Patent number: 8795747
    Abstract: Packaging comprising:—at least a foodstuff (2), the foodstuff being a fresh, peeled and natural kiwi,—an atoxic wrapping (4) completely sealed in which said foodstuff (2) is completely contained, and—a handgrip element (3) associated or associable with said foodstuff (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Marjan Simcic
  • Publication number: 20140161942
    Abstract: A fried bread/dough/cake product is particularly well-suited for the amusement/theme park, carnival and festival industries. The fried food product may utilize a pre-cooked or raw dough product or a pre-cooked or raw cake batter that may be disposed on a stick and fried. The product may be pre-made and frozen (for raw dough/batter) or refrigerated or frozen (for pre-cooked dough or cake batter) and deep fried when needed. Various glazes and toppings can be provided to give consumers a unique, fresh dessert they can easily walk around and eat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Tomi J. Newberry, Thomas E. Newberry, JR.
  • 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: 8734876
    Abstract: A confectionary product has a hollow, pliable tube containing a flowable confectionary material and an enlarged head secured to one end of the tube, the opposite end of the tube being sealed. The head has one or more dispensing openings on its outer surface. In one case, the head is solid and a passageway extends through the head from an inlet end communicating with the tube at one end and at least one dispensing opening at the other end. In another case, the head is hollow and has a plurality of openings. The wall of the tube can be squeezed to force the flowable confection through the head and out through the opening or openings for consumption. In one embodiment, the head is of edible material such as hard candy and is consumed after substantially all of the confectionary material is squeezed out of the tube and consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: David A. French
  • Patent number: 8734875
    Abstract: A food product includes a pocket formed from dough, a portion of a food stuffing material captured within the pocket, and a protrusion coupled to the pocket. The protrusion is capable of being grasped and, when so grasped, the pocket is capable of being supported by the protrusion. A method of manufacturing such a food product is also disclosed. The food product relates to pocket-foods such as pierogies, ravioli, and similar foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Innovaport LLC
    Inventor: John T. Pienkos
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8524300
    Abstract: A covered retracted confectionery including a housing with covers hinged adjacent the top for movement between closed and open positions. The lower part of each of the covers being contacted by a part of a shaft moveable in the housing between a retracted position and an extended position with respect to the housing to keep the covers closed against the force of gravity. A confectionery carried adjacent the top of the shaft is enclosed by the covers until they are manually moved to the open position by operation of an actuator slideably mounted on the exterior of the housing against a bias. Upon release of the actuator, the bias will automatically retract the shaft and confectionery as well as close the covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Imaginings 3, Inc.
    Inventors: Sidney Diamond, David Lisowski
  • 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: 20130071526
    Abstract: An ice confection comprising gelatin, locust bean gum and xanthan gum, a process for the manufacture of the ice confection and a frozen confectionery product comprising such ice confection are provided. A method of reducing foaming in the production of an ice confection comprising gelatin is also provided as is a use of a combination of locust bean gum and xanthan gum for reducing foaming in the production of an ice confection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: David John Judge
  • Publication number: 20130034635
    Abstract: A fried bread/dough/cake product is particularly well-suited for the amusement/theme park, carnival and festival industries. The fried food product may utilize a pre-cooked or raw dough product or a pre-cooked or raw cake batter that may be disposed on a stick and fried. The product may be pre-made and frozen (for raw dough/batter) or refrigerated or frozen (for pre-cooked dough or cake batter) and deep fried when needed. Various glazes and toppings can be provided to give consumers a unique, fresh dessert they can easily walk around and eat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Tomi J. Newberry
  • Publication number: 20130034634
    Abstract: A bagged cookie is combined with a generally L-shaped holder having an upright portion and a base portion at about 90 degrees, and an elongate stick. The back side of the bagged cookie is adhered to the upright portion, preferably with double stick-back tape, and the lower side of the bagged cookie is resting on or near the base portion. The holder is configured to receive one end of an elongate stick, and the opposing end preferably engages a platform. Preferably there are several sets of the bagged cookies, holders, and elongate sticks engaged with the platform, forming a cookie bouquet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Stephanie Cigana
  • Publication number: 20130004628
    Abstract: A nutritional system includes a food product kit that can be used to prepare nutritious meals that are easy to eat, such as for those undergoing chemotherapy or diagnosed with dysphagia. The food product kit includes, for example, a mold for forming the food product ingredients into a desired shape while freezing, sticks for providing a handle for the frozen food product, an assortment of recipe cards identifying recipes for the food products, and an insulated tote for storing the kit components and the frozen food products. The food product kit may further include narratives printed on the assortment of recipe cards and a thermal pack for keeping the frozen food product cold. Methods of providing nutritional food products to a recipient are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: THE HOPEFULL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Stephanie Brekke Williams, Jessica Ann Welsch
  • Patent number: 8334003
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a receptacle which comprises a generally elongate tubular body, a plurality of pellets of a predetermined size and shape containing a predetermined measure of active ingredient and filtration means disposed at or adjacent each end of the tubular body to retain the pellets substantially within the body. The receptacle is sized to allow a carrier liquid to be drawn through it. The passage of the carrier liquid through the receptacle causes the pellets to progressively dissolve, thereby releasing the active ingredient into the beverage upon consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Unistraw Patent Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Peter Baron
  • Patent number: 8298598
    Abstract: An apparatus used to arrange and display decorative items or candy. A narrow stem comprises a plurality of holes running throughout the stem. A plurality of metal rods are inserted into respective holes in the stem. Each metal rod has is attached to a plastic petal, which also comprises a clip. A piece of candy can be attached to each clip and can be supported by each respective petal. The plurality of metal rods arranged in this manner create a visually appealing arrangement of decorative items or dispenser of candy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Barbara A. Butts-Cornish
  • Patent number: 8202534
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of attaching a handle to a solid oral dosage form by use of high frequency mechanical vibrations. The present invention also relates to a method of attaching a handle to a solid oral dosage form, the method comprising: (a) placing a handle in contact with a solid oral dosage form, wherein an area of contact between the handle and the solid oral dosage form forms a joint interface; (b) applying high frequency mechanical vibrations to the joint interface until the solid oral dosage form at the joint interface reaches a molten state; and (c) cooling the joint interface in a molten state to allow solidification, thereby attaching the handle to the solid oral dosage form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Teva Women's Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Tahseen A. Chowdhury, Edward J. Gabrielski, Christopher H. Baker
  • Patent number: 8146533
    Abstract: According to the invention, an apparatus for providing a frozen edible substance to an animal is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a container, a support element, a securing element, and a mounting element. The container may be configured to receive an edible substance and contain the edible substance during freezing of the edible substance, but be removable from the substance afterwards. The support element may be configured to receive and support the edible substance after freezing. The securing element may be configured to couple with the edible substance during freezing and secure the edible substance to the support element. The mounting element may be configured to couple with the support element and secure the support element to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventors: Lisa L. Beltezore, Caroline A. Shengle
  • Patent number: 8092847
    Abstract: A body (60) of hard candy is formed on a tubular stem (32) that extends from a reservoir/handle (12) in which an edible fluid (72) is contained. The outer end (36) of the tubular passageway (32) is open. A cover (70) is provided. It has an open end (71) which engages a base wall (40) and holds the cover (70) to the base wall (40). The cover (70) includes an end wall (74) which includes a plug (78) which enters into the end (60) of the tubular stem (32) when the cover (70) is installed. When the cover (70) is removed, a consumer may lick the candy (70) and may squeeze the reservoir/handle (12) to express edible fluid (72) out from the reservoir/handle (12), through the passageway (32) and into the consumer's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Pak Nin Chan
  • Publication number: 20110229612
    Abstract: A food product comprises a lobster tail having a sternite, a shell portion generally covering dorsal and lateral sides of the lobster tail, and a meat portion disposed generally adjacent to the shell portion and the sternite. The sternite is split or cut along the length of the lobster tail thereby exposing the meat portion. A skewer extends through a proximate sternite portion and into the meat portion so that the skewer exits from the meat portion on or near the opposite meat lateral side at a location that is generally adjacent to a distal sternite portion. The skewer does not pierce or run through the shell portion at any location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Ming Bin Kou, Eddy Kai Kwong Lo, Wales Wei-Meng Yu
  • Publication number: 20110223290
    Abstract: A stabilizer for ice cream cones is a generally flat elongated body with a tapered tip at one end and a rounded or novelty decoration at the other end. The center of the stabilizer may be flared to increase the surface area of the stabilizer. In use, the stabilizer is inserted into the ice cream within the cone so that the tapered end approaches the base of the inside of the cone, while the other end extends above the top of the ice cream. The stabilizer acts to prevent sideways movement of the ice cream that is above the top edge of the cone, and thus reduces the risk of the ice cream falling off the cone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Erik Dorf
  • Publication number: 20110223292
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a system and apparatus for holding frozen confections, and for catching and storing the drips or melting confection that results therefrom. The present invention includes a handle and a bowl or funnel-shaped drip catching member, the drip catching member including at least one drip slit or opening for allowing drips to migrate from the drip catching member down into an internal reservoir located within the handle. The internal reservoir stores the drips until emptied. The drip slits or openings are positioned within a drip-pass-through region of the drip catching member for allowing the drips to more efficiently migrate into the reservoir regardless of the angle at which the frozen confection holder is held.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Julie Kushner, Dara Wade
  • Publication number: 20110159155
    Abstract: A confectionary product has a hollow, pliable tube containing a flowable confectionary material and an enlarged head secured to one end of the tube, the opposite end of the tube being sealed. The head has one or more dispensing openings on its outer surface. In one case, the head is solid and a passageway extends through the head from an inlet end communicating with the tube at one end and at least one dispensing opening at the other end. In another case, the head is hollow and has a plurality of openings. The wall of the tube can be squeezed to force the flowable confection through the head and out through the opening or openings for consumption. In one embodiment, the head is of edible material such as hard candy and is consumed after substantially all of the confectionary material is squeezed out of the tube and consumed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: David A. French
  • Patent number: 7943188
    Abstract: A food product includes a pocket formed from dough, a portion of a food stuffing material captured within the pocket, and a protrusion coupled to the pocket. The protrusion is capable of being grasped and, when so grasped, the pocket is capable of being supported by the protrusion. A method of manufacturing such a food product is also disclosed. The food product relates to pocket-foods such as pierogies, ravioli, and similar foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Innovaport LLC
    Inventor: John T. Pienkos
  • Patent number: 7934448
    Abstract: A kebab machine (10) is disclosed for inserting sticks (12) into various food components (14a-f), such as meat, vegetables and the like, automatically. The food components are held within carriers (16) while the individual sticks are conveyed by a stick conveyor (22). A jet of air from air jets (24) drive a pair of sticks into an insertion device (400) where smooth belts (402) drive by rotating rollers (452) drive the sticks through the carriers (16) and food components therein to form the kebab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Automated Food Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn E. Walser
  • Publication number: 20110027430
    Abstract: A lollipop ball is formed to a lollipop ball engagement mechanism and the lollipop ball engagement mechanism extends outward from the lollipop ball to releasably engage a proximal end of a lollipop stick. Alternatively, a lollipop ball is formed to a lollipop ball engagement mechanism that defines a cavity inside the sphere of the lollipop ball and the proximal end of the lollipop stick releasably engages the cavity located in the interior of the lollipop. Alternatively, the lollipop itself can be formed to define the cavity such that no lollipop ball engagement mechanism is required to releasably engage the proximal end of the lollipop stick. The lollipop stick can also include one or more design elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: SUGAR FACTORY, LLC
    Inventor: Steve Davidovici
  • Publication number: 20100273873
    Abstract: This invention relates to a direct compressible dextrose composition, a process for preparing such a direct compressible dextrose composition by compression and subsequent granulation, and processes for preparing pharmaceutical formulations or food formulations in tablet form using the direct compressible dextrose composition. The invention further concerns pharmaceutical or food formulations, which comprise the directly compressible dextrose composition, and the use of the direct compressible dextrose composition for the preparation of pharmaceutical and food formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Katleen Rosa Francois Brys, Liesbeth Maria Fernande Meeus
  • Publication number: 20100151091
    Abstract: A method of creating a baked product assembly includes providing a body of dough to be baked. A support member is inserted into the body of the dough prior or during baking of the body of dough. The inserting of the support member includes embedding a first section of the support member within the body of dough such that a second section on the support member protrudes from the portion of the dough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Jan Malan Hofmeyr, Johanna Gertruida Hofmeyr
  • Publication number: 20100112148
    Abstract: A lollipop ball is formed to a lollipop ball engagement mechanism and the lollipop ball engagement mechanism extends outward from the lollipop ball to releasably engage a proximal end of a lollipop stick. Alternatively, a lollipop ball is formed to a lollipop ball engagement mechanism that defines a cavity inside the sphere of the lollipop ball and the proximal end of the lollipop stick releasably engages the cavity located in the interior of the lollipop. Alternatively, the lollipop itself can be formed to define the cavity such that no lollipop ball engagement mechanism is required to releasably engage the proximal end of the lollipop stick. The lollipop stick can also include one or more design elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Steve Davidovici
  • Publication number: 20090148567
    Abstract: A food product system preferably includes an edible handheld container and an edible core product adapted to be detachably connected to a skewer and selectively carried by the container. The core product may be detached from the skewer and selectively carried by the container as the skewer is moved from an engaged position with the container to a disengaged position with the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Phillips
  • Publication number: 20090068324
    Abstract: A frozen confection holding apparatus for use with frozen confections having either flat sticks or cylindrical sticks. The frozen confection holding apparatus includes an aperture assembly adapted and constructed to alternatively receive a flat stick of a frozen confection and a cylindrical stick of a frozen confection. A cylindrical gripping surface has an outer diameter slightly less than an inner diameter of a standard push-pop tube. In an embodiment, the frozen confection holding apparatus includes a first aperture having an inner volume conforming to the shape of a flat stick of a frozen confection, and a second aperture having an inner volume conforming to the shape of a cylindrical stick of a frozen confection. The frozen confection holder is movable between a first orientation in which the first aperture receives a flat stick of a frozen confection, and a second orientation in which the second aperture receives a cylindrical stick of a frozen confection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Sergio Sandoval
  • Patent number: 7452558
    Abstract: A three-phase center-filled gum or bubble gum candy lollipop product. An extruded gum or bubble gum material has a semi-liquid center-fill material added to it in a batch forming mechanism simultaneously with the formation of an exterior candy shell. The three-phase rope of material is formed into lollipop candy members in a forming machine and lollipop sticks are inserted into them. The formed lollipop products are then cooled, tumbled and prepared for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventors: Bharat Jani, Marc Degady, Richard Mark Warrington, Demian Arenas, Edward M. Janos
  • Publication number: 20080279993
    Abstract: The security stick is made with an extended curve of 90°. At one of the extremities is the candy and the continuity of the stick curves in a 90° extended direction. It is this curve which makes it safe if contact occurs. The <90° extended> turns gradually in the new direction and creates a curve which will render the new lollypop completely safe for the user. The length of the stick doesn't alter its safety, when the stick is curved in a 90° extended angle, it becomes the security stick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Normand Roy
  • Publication number: 20080279992
    Abstract: A holder for holding an object which melts or drips or leaves imprints on one's fingers comprising a handle and a protrusion section. The device can further comprise a slip prevention disk with is located between said handle and said protrusion section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Michael Kahn
  • Patent number: 7445804
    Abstract: An article of manufacture useful for adding creamer base to hot beverages such as coffee or tea-based beverages comprises (a) a center core comprising a creamer base (for example, the creamer base preferably comprising a high-intensity sweetener and a humectant), and (b) an outer coating at least partially encapsulating the center core, the outer coating comprising chocolate. In a preferred embodiment the chocolate comprises not more than 10 percent by weight of cocoa butter and at least 20 percent by weight of vegetable oil, and with the chocolate coating preferably having a softening point of at least about 100° F. In a preferred embodiment, the article further comprises (c) an elongate stirring member having a distal end portion, with the distal end portion connected to the outer coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Brian Lloyd, Pablo Coronel, Mandy Flint
  • Publication number: 20080233247
    Abstract: An assemblable swinging lollypop, which comprises one or more replaceable edible pieces with diverse sizes, shapes, colors and flavors, provided with holes such that they are easily assemblable to a holding stick, provided, in turn, with sets of radial protuberances matching the holes in the edible pieces, and therefore this assemblable lollypop can be supplied assembled or unassembled in kits with separate pieces properly packaged, simplifying its manufacturing, and improving the user's amusement and entertainment with the option to assemble the lollypop in a great variety of combinations, with many alternate and attractive designs for its components and, in addition, as the union between the replaceable edible pieces and the holding stick is loose or articulated, the edible pieces are able to swing in relation to the holding stick when the user manually shakes the lollypop, adding to the consumer's amusement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Rodolfo Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20080226777
    Abstract: A cocktail composition adapted to be frozen and maintained in the frozen state at a temperature below 0° C. comprising from about 10% to about 25% by volume alcoholic spirit; from about 10% to about 50% by volume cocktail mix; from about 80% to about 25% by volume water to make 100%; and from about 1 to about 5 grams of guar gum and/or xanthan gum per 100 fluid ounces of the mix of alcoholic spirit, cocktail mix and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: Jody Helfend, Gary Winkler
  • Publication number: 20080175962
    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: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Tracy Grammer, Davor Juravic, William Keehn, Steven Bautista, Eric J. Lew
  • Publication number: 20080171113
    Abstract: A frozen confectionery product is provided comprising a plurality of discrete frozen confections, each discrete frozen confection being able to contact directly other discrete frozen confections in the product, which discrete frozen confections comprise an ice structuring protein (ISP) and have an average volume of at least 1 ml.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: Sarah Ferguson, Nigel Malcolm Lindner, Andrew Sztehlo, Deborah Jane Towell, Paul Jonathan Winch
  • Publication number: 20080102172
    Abstract: Composite frozen confection comprising: a frozen confection holding device in the form of a stick container (1) filled with a dessert component that is liquid at low negative temperature and a body of frozen confection which is supported by the stick container (1) filled with dessert and in which the stick is anchored; A visual effect is produced on the frozen confection (6) upon consumption which can be a flow effect on the frozen confection surface, like a volcano; a hair effect over a clown face; a product expansion by effervescence on the surface of the frozen confection; a dispersion of solid additions at the surface of the frozen confection or a combination of the above effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Martine Capelle, Christian Dufort, Mohamed Adel Attia
  • Patent number: 7344742
    Abstract: Apparatus (1) and process for the manufacture of lollipops in which lollipops (3) are transferred from a substantially horizontal condition in a hopper (4), to a substantially vertical condition in a stick retainer (7) prior to placement in sugar confectionery. The apparatus comprises a hopper (4) for holding the sticks (3) with their longitudinal axes substantially horizontal, means (5) for ejecting a stick from the hopper in a substantially horizontal direction and feeder means (6) for feeding the ejected stick downwardly into a stick retainer (7) prior to placement in the sugar confectionery, the feeder means comprising a flexible tube (8) operable to conduct the stick from the hopper to the stick retainer whilst simultaneously changing the orientation at the stick to that of a downward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Baker Perkins Limited
    Inventors: Martyn Thomas Wray, Russell Kevin Hall
  • Patent number: 7214397
    Abstract: A plug for sucking a beverage from a bottle or the like includes a housing and supporting means for housing and supporting a dissolvable food praline, the beverage being delivered through the plug through a window formed between the outer contour of the praline and the praline housing chamber and/or through at least a praline throughgoing hole. With a “teat” configuration of the plug top portion a sucking, in any desired dissolving degrees, of the praline, depending on the rubbing of a user's tongue on the praline and on the beverage suction, is thereby facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Inventor: Egidio Renna