Applying Indicia Or Ornamentation, Or The Treatment Of Article Having Indicia Or Ornamentation Patents (Class 426/383)
  • Patent number: 9839234
    Abstract: A 3D printing device, which is adapted to print a second object on a first object. The 3D printing device includes a body, a 3D printing unit, a sensor unit, a storage unit, a control unit and a carrier plate. The control unit is electrically connected to the 3D printing unit, the storage unit and the sensor unit. The storage unit stores initial coordinates, and the initial coordinates correspond to an initial printing position of the 3D printing unit. The carrier plate is located at a bottom of the body and has a ocular mark. The first object is adapted to be placed on the carrier plate. The sensor unit senses a height of the first object relative to the carrier plate, and the control unit drives the 3D printing unit to print the second object on the first object according to the height and the initial coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: XYZprinting, Inc., Kinpo Electronics, Inc., Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited
    Inventors: Shih-Jer Din, Jui-Feng Chang, Shy-Huey Yee
  • Patent number: 9346314
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to efficiently dispose a good coloring layer without any pigment bleeding/irregularity on the surface of the food product during cooking a meat product. The present invention provides a pigment transfer sheet for foods having a heat-resistant and water-resistant substrate and a transferable transfer coloring layer disposed on the substrate, wherein the transfer coloring layer contains a water-soluble pigment and at least one binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: OCI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chieko Yokohara, Katsuhiko Yamada
  • Publication number: 20150147448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to dispensing of a substance from a container by means of a dispensing apparatus. Specifically, the exemplary embodiment of the present invention relates to (1) a container and (2) the automated method for opening such container and (3) the automated method of dispensing of the contents from such container into a customer receptacle or glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: La Vit Technology LLC
    Inventors: Gian Matteo Lo Foro, John R. Laverack, Yuanli Shentu, Kurt R. Weseman, George E. Riehm, Greg G. Weaver
  • Publication number: 20150132442
    Abstract: A food delivery system includes a wrapper, a top bun, a beef patty, a slice of cheese, and a bottom bun. The beef patty has a bottom surface that is adjacent to a bottom portion of an internal surface of the wrapper. The slice of cheese is melted between a bottom surface of the top bun and a top surface of the beef patty. The bottom bun has a bottom surface that is adjacent to a top surface of the top bun and a top surface that is adjacent to a top portion of the internal surface of the wrapper. The wrapper is wrapped to form an enclosed package containing in sequential order the bottom bun, the top bun, the slice of cheese, and the beef patty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: DJ Burgers, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. West, Jason M. Erb
  • Publication number: 20150125573
    Abstract: A process of producing printed decorations includes providing a gumpaste mixture, creating a plurality of blanks from the mixture, arranging the plurality of blanks onto a platen of a printer, printing a pattern on the plurality of blanks, after the printing, removing the plurality of blanks from the platen, and forming each blank of the plurality of blanks into a shape of a decoration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: DECOPAC, INC.
    Inventors: Susan SUPER, Paul Dudoy
  • Patent number: 9016193
    Abstract: A preservation system for storage and logistic transport of nutritional substances. The preservation system obtains information about the nutritional substance to be preserved, senses and measures the external environment to the preservation system, senses and measures the internal environment to the preservation system, senses and measures the state of the nutritional substance, and stores such information throughout the period of preservation. Using this accumulated information, the preservation system can measure, or estimate, changes in nutritional content (usually degradation) during the period of preservation. Additionally, the preservation system can use this information to dynamically modify the preservation system to minimize detrimental changes to the nutritional content of the nutritional substance, and in some cases actually improve the nutritional substance attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Eugenio Minvielle
  • Publication number: 20150093475
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the selection of a pet food based on the nutrient sources. A first pet food product and a second pet food product can be provided. Each pet food product can be put in a package and each package can have a primary nutrient source region with protein source indicia and a secondary nutrient region with secondary nutrient source indicium. The protein source indicia on the first and second package can be different. The primary source region and the secondary source region can comprise great than about 50% of the area of the front side of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Brad Gutting
  • Patent number: 8993018
    Abstract: The invention relates to a capsule for the preparation of a beverage. The capsule includes first and second covering walls connected at a peripheral seam for forming a cavity containing a beverage ingredient, and a contactless element for identifying the capsule by detecting means of a beverage producing device. The identifying element is oriented along its longer dimension substantially orthogonally relative to the transversal plane passing along the seam of the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Bucher, Alessandro Brazzola, Alexandre Kollep, André Jung
  • Publication number: 20150030545
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for protecting and. recovering nucleic acids. This method may be applied in a verification method of products using molecular code systems or it may be applied in a storage method for nucleic acids. The invention further provides specific particles, their use in secure marking; products suitable for such verification method, to processes for manufacturing such products and methods for reading the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: ETH ZURICH
    Inventors: Robert N. GRASS, Wendelin Jan STARK
  • Patent number: 8920857
    Abstract: A system and method for a beverage container configured to test for a contaminated beverage in the beverage container comprises a base of the beverage container, an upper portion of the beverage container, and a sidewall with an inner surface and an outer surface that extends from the base to the upper portion, and a testing material. A portion of the beverage container is the testing material configured to visibly react when the portion of the beverage container is contacted with the contaminated beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Michael T. Abramson, John C. MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20140377437
    Abstract: A system and method for printing on a food item is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a system for printing on a food item can comprise a food item, one or more edible sheets, and an edible adhesive. The edible sheet can be printable with a design. The edible adhesive can attach the edible sheet onto the food item. In another embodiment, a method for printing on a food item can comprise the steps printing a design on a surface of an edible sheet, and connecting the edible sheet to one or more surfaces of a food item using an edible adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Desilva Daniel Singleton
  • Publication number: 20140342050
    Abstract: An imprinted lollipop has one or more symbols imprinted on the stick portion of the lollipop and one or more symbols imprinted on the candy portion of the lollipop. The candy portion may be covered with an opaque or partially opaque wrapping to mask the imprint on the candy portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Gordon Washington
  • Publication number: 20140335232
    Abstract: A novel system, machines and consumables, and method for preparation of cooled edible products from their ingredients, e.g. in a portioned amount constituting a defined number of servings which may be 1, 2, 3, etc. are provided. One example of such an edible product is ice cream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Barak Beth Halachmi
  • Publication number: 20140322408
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying images to food items, such as toast, includes a controllable at least one controllable heating elements directed to as to be disposed along a surface of an associated food item. The heating element is controllable along the surface in accordance with stored image data to apply the image to a food item. Image data is receivable from a data device such as a smart phone, tablet or computer either via a direct data connection or via a wide area network such as the Internet. Images are retrievable in accordance with payment or sponsorship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Zeta Function LLC
    Inventors: Rajesh Khosla, Kush Chandra Khosla, Sauren Khosla
  • Patent number: 8840943
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-colored baked cake cone typically for holding ice cream or other confection novelties. This cone is made of a dough bi-layer that includes at least a first layer of a conventional cake dough that contains sugar and a second layer of a modified cake dough that imparts at least one color other than brown to the cone after baking. The cone is typically associated with a sleeve that is at least partially transparent to display the multicolor cone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Thomas Amend
  • Publication number: 20140272005
    Abstract: Artisan food packages and methods of packaging are described. The artisan food package includes an artisan food product cut into individualized portions and packaged in a manner to maximize freshness and shelf life. It is further handled and shipped in a way to further protect the product's freshness and shelf life. The systems and methods provide advantages in that the purchaser can receive an artisan food product that is typically only served in bulk quantities. This allows the purchaser to enjoy products that may not be practical to purchase in bulk quantities due to spoilage. Additionally, the systems and methods provide the purchaser with the option to diversify and purchase several different artisan food products in small, individualized portions simultaneously without incurring the significant costs associated with purchasing bulk quantities of all of the artisan food products separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Savory Spoon, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Thomas, Janice W. Thomas
  • Patent number: 8834946
    Abstract: A system and method for a beverage container configured to test for a contaminated beverage in the beverage container comprises a base of the beverage container, an upper portion of the beverage container, and a sidewall with an inner surface and an outer surface that extends from the base to the upper portion, and a testing material. A portion of the beverage container is the testing material configured to visibly react when the portion of the beverage container is contacted with the contaminated beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Drinksavvy, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Abramson, John C. MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20140242222
    Abstract: A frozen pizza preparation package and method includes a prebaked frozen pizza, microwave-crisping sequence instructions that instruct sequential steps of heating the prebaked frozen pizza in a microwave oven followed by crisping the crust using a crisping appliance, and a unifying container incorporating the prebaked frozen pizza and the sequence instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Weinstein, Robert Weinstein
  • Publication number: 20140227412
    Abstract: An imprinter for creating impressions of designs in media such as buttercream, fondant, gum paste, modeling dough, and cookie dough for decoration. The imprinter includes a retainer having a retainer body and at least one retaining portion and a lock configured to be received by the retainer. The lock has a lock retaining portion engageable with the retaining portion of the retainer to selectably secure the lock to the retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: David STARR, Erin SMITH, Traci CHAPPLE, Stephanie GOODE, Mason UMHOLTZ, Angie LULLIE, John McDAVITT
  • Patent number: 8753702
    Abstract: Printing on delicate surfaces, such as flowable food products, is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Baker, Howard T. Baldwin, Edward T. Chrusciel
  • Patent number: 8747929
    Abstract: The present invention relates to adhesive labels for use in food safety labeling systems and methods of using the adhesive labels to enhance food safety and food rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: J. Michael Milliorn
  • Patent number: 8747775
    Abstract: A food safety device for placement on a product is disclosed. The food safety device comprises one or more sensors that measure at least one condition of the product and/or its environment, one or more visual indicators that are configured to display a visual indication of freshness and/or safety of the product. An antenna transmits and receives data regarding the at least one measured condition of the product and the freshness and/or safety of the product. A logic module executes programmable logic to determine the freshness and/or safety of the product from the at least one measured condition of the product, to cause the one or more visual indicators to display a visual indication of the freshness and/or safety it determines, and to transmit and receive data regarding the at least one measured condition of the product and the freshness and/or safety of the product via the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Food Technologies International, LLC
    Inventor: Warren Sandvick
  • Patent number: 8728555
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for continuously searing and/or branding the surface of and continuously cooking a food product wherein the cooking oven is different from the searing and/or branding apparatus. At least a portion of the vapor product produced in the searing and/or branding apparatus is preferably delivered into the oven such that the food product is cooked in an environment comprising the vapor product from the searing and/or branding apparatus. The vapor extraction rate from the searing and/or branding apparatus is also preferably controlled to maintain a desired vapor product temperature in or flowing from the searing and/or branding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: David Howard
  • Patent number: 8703220
    Abstract: A sandwich-sized shaped potato products adapted for presentation and use as either a hot garnish, such as suggestive of a pile of mashed french fries on a hamburger sandwich, or as a meat substitute in a sandwich, and the sandwiches made therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Russell L. Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20140105958
    Abstract: An edible sticker including an edible paper, an edible ink, and an edible compound on at least a portion of the edible paper. The edible compound includes one selected from a nutrient, a supplement, a medicine, a mineral, a flavoring, a vitamin, and combinations thereof. A method of providing nutrients to a child using the edible sticker, a method of manufacturing the edible sticker, and a system for manufacturing the edible sticker have also been disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Bob D. NTOYA
  • Patent number: 8695257
    Abstract: A sleeve is disclosed for adornment and decoration of a baked good, including reshaping, to produce an appearance other than that of the original baked good. The sleeve may be constructed of a mineral-based substrate including a graphic on an outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Moon Cherie
    Inventor: Sheri Mersola
  • Publication number: 20140065272
    Abstract: A nozzle panel for holding bakery accessories comprising a flat panel base, a plurality of panel protrusions integral with the panel base and at least one bakery accessory attachable to the panel protrusions on the panel base. The panel protrusion includes a lip engagable with a bakery nozzle. The panel protrusion lip may be an interrupted helical thread attached to the panel protrusion, at least one nozzle engagable with the panel protrusion by twisting the nozzle relative to the panel base less than 360° . The nozzle may include an inwardly extending interrupted helical thread adjacent a bottom edge of the nozzle and may be rotatably engagable with the interrupted thread of panel protrusion. The nozzle panel may include at least one container attachable to the panel protrusion. The container may be cylindrical and include an opening at one end and a removable lid engagable with the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Jan Folkmar
  • Publication number: 20140057028
    Abstract: A method for processing a package of eggs is disclosed which comprises adjusting a position of one or more of the eggs, after the eggs have been placed in the package, so that each of the eggs assumes a particular orientation within the package. In some embodiments, the method may also comprise marking information on a surface of one or more of the eggs after the position of the one or more of the eggs has been adjusted. Additionally, in some embodiments, the position of the one or more eggs may be adjusted using an egg orienter positioned above a conveyor of an egg packing station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: TEN Media, LLC
    Inventors: Mitchell Barry Chait, Allan Irwin Brown, Marco Armand Hegyi, Greg Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140037807
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a soft food container may be refillable with an interchangeable nozzle system. A base 104 may have a resealable opening 142 to receive a soft food product. A nozzle opening 302 may receive a food nozzle. A pressure release nozzle 352 may disperse the soft food product. A pliable shell may connect the base 104 to the nozzle opening 302.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Merris Delane
  • Publication number: 20140037800
    Abstract: Various shapes, sizes and colors of candy pieces can be serially interlinked into a garland of at least three pieces, using first and second spaced apart concave regions of the candy pieces. Each of the regions preferably measures at least one inch in length and has an inner portion. At least two of the candy pieces can be combined with a decorative background or card in a package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Robin Reichelt
  • Publication number: 20130309369
    Abstract: A reinforced edible image-substrate for decorating foodstuffs capable of having high-resolution images printed thereon and also capable of retaining multi-dimensional shapes is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the reinforced edible image-substrate includes an edible paper base layer having a top surface and a bottom surface and an edible image-substrate coating disposed on at least one of the top surface and the bottom surface of the edible paper base layer. It is an object of the reinforced edible image-substrate disclosed herein to be capable of accepting high-resolution images, to be sufficiently stiff to retain multi-dimensional shapes without collapsing, and also to be sufficiently flexible to be capable of being bent, folded, and/or creased while maintaining sufficient integrity to retain desired multi-dimensional shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Amanda Hershberg
  • 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: 8574646
    Abstract: A solid food product is molded in a mold cavity and is thereafter packaged in the mold cavity. The mold cavity is formed in a sheet and includes a side wall which extends from the sheet and a bottom wall which includes an inverting portion which extends from said side wall and a central portion. The central potion of the bottom wall includes a plurality of ridges which form a decorative design. A liquid food product is introduced into the mold cavity and allowed to solidify to form a molded solid food product. The central portion of the bottom wall is thereafter pushed into the mold cavity to invert said inverting potion and to push the molded food product away from the central portion of the bottom wall. The molded food product includes ridges which correspond to the ridges in the bottom wall of the mold cavity. A lid is attached to the sheet to enclose and package the molded food product within the mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Lion Rock Licensing Corp.
    Inventors: David Smith, David Riemersma, Mark Peters, Kevin Keough
  • Patent number: 8568810
    Abstract: The self-making bread method includes: weighing a certain amount of ingredients according to a bread recipe and placing them in a bread ingredient box; putting the bread ingredient box into the corresponding containing region of the top portion of the bread machine; using the jagged ring of the bottom portion of said containing region to open the thin film of the bottom portion of the bread ingredient box, so the ingredients will fall into the mixing container in the bread machine; controlling the water delivering mechanism inside the bread machine to deliver a certain amount of water into said mixing container; starting the mixing device inside the bread machine, which mixes the ingredients into an appropriate dough; turning off the mixing device; energizing the electric heating tube in the bread machine, to bake the dough inside the mixing container into bread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Tsann Kuen (Zhanghou) Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih Ming Wen, Shangqian Gao
  • Publication number: 20130280384
    Abstract: A method of making edible substrates that have an image registered on them in a consistent manner. The method comprises the steps of providing an edible substrate sheet, and an image source, wherein the image source has at least one image. Further, a trigger pulse signal is provided, which relays the frequency of a process element that is communicated to an image disposal device. The image disposal device uses the trigger pulse signal to determine when to dispose an image from the image source. Then an image is disposed on the edible substrate sheet with the image disposal device to form an image-disposed edible substrate sheet. And then a portion of the edible substrate sheet that comprises an image is separated into an individual piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey Wes Martin
  • Publication number: 20130273206
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide an all-natural soft and dry food in one products for pets, and a method of manufacturing the same. According to an embodiment herein, the food product comprises a hard outer shell made up of animal-based protein with a moisture content of 10-15% and a soft and highly moist inner core. The soft and dry food meets the health requirement of pets as they have naturally evolved to ingest and digest foods by providing teeth cleaning attributes, maintaining proper sugar, glycemic levels etc. The soft and dry food eliminates the need for adding wet canned food to make the pet to consume the food. The soft and dry food provides inherent palatability and moisture content. The manufacturing process comprises pre-processing, conditioning and extrusion, drying, cooling, enrobing and finally packaging finished product. In the drying step, the extruded food sample is subjected to three-step heating cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Reynolds Ellsworth Moulton
  • Publication number: 20130273221
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a method and apparatus for baking a food product. The method includes filling a plurality of filling a plurality of molds of a first piece of the baking apparatus with the food product, positioning a second piece of the baking apparatus over the first piece, engaging an alignment mechanism of the first piece and the second piece, heating the baking apparatus for a predetermined period of time, and removing the baking apparatus from heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Laurie Braden
  • Publication number: 20130224352
    Abstract: A method of marking fruits includes an incision in a fruit piece surface with a laser beam and the deposition in the superficial incision of a contrast agent comprising salts or oxides of iron or copper at a concentration between 0.001% and 1% of the total weight. The salts or oxides are capable of reacting with any of the phenolic and/or polyphenolic compounds present in the superficial tissues of the fruit. This contrast agent may also include other additives: acidity regulators, emulsifiers, antioxidants and complexing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA, LASER FOOD 2007, S.L.
    Inventors: Rafael Ibanez Puchades, Abel Puche Roig, Jaime Sanfelix Palau, Carlos Martinez Palop
  • Publication number: 20130216670
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of printing high resolution images on edible substrates with dispersed pigmented inks using a drop-on-demand ink-jet printer. Dispersed pigmented white inks useful with the inventive methods are also disclosed. White images having a resolution greater than 200 dpi can be printed on chocolate using the methods and inks disclosed herein. The inventive methods and inks may also be integrated with a consumer-driven site vending or e-commerce application in which the consumer provides the image to be printed and edibles bearing the printed image are prepared for rapid turnaround.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: MARS, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: MARS, INCORPORATED
  • Patent number: 8512782
    Abstract: A food piece with a first dough sheet having a first inner surface, a first outer surface, and a first peripheral edge. The food piece also includes a second dough sheet having a second inner surface, a second outer surface, and a second peripheral edge. The first peripheral edge of the first dough sheet is joined together with the second peripheral edge of the second dough sheet to define a perimeter. The food piece also includes an embossment positioned within the perimeter. The embossment extends upon at least one of the first outer surface and the second outer surface and includes at least one line along which the first and second dough sheets are joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventors: Joseph George Akamittath, Charles Aden Smith, Dave Helsen
  • Publication number: 20130202754
    Abstract: A methodology and product or system configurations are provided which allow food to be directly irradiated for cooking applications which involve the impingement of direct radiant energy on food or comestible items. Cooking vessels or cook-packs are used that are optically transmissive in visible or infrared narrow wavelength bands emitted in suitable narrowband cooking or heating systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Pressco IP LLC
    Inventors: Don W. Cochran, Jonathan M. Katz, Benjamin D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130202750
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a consumer-friendly, ready-to-bake food item containment product (100) containing a food item (104) disposed on a planar sheet (102) of ovenable material, wherein the sheet has a compact configuration for shipping and storage that is capable of being transformed to an expanded configuration in which the food item portions are arranged in spaced locations on the sheet in position for baking into the individual baked food item products. The present invention also relates to a method for preparing individual food item portions for baking wherein a plurality of food item portions are disposed on a planar sheet of ovenable material capable of being transformed from the compact configuration to a flat planar configuration and changing the sheet from the compact configuration to the flat planar configuration to arrange the food item portions on the sheet for baking. The food items may include appetizers, entrees, or dessert type items, including sweet doughs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Geoffrey Radley, Samuel Huffman, Deborah Belser
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8455030
    Abstract: A method for processing a package of eggs is disclosed which comprises adjusting a position of one or more of the eggs, after the eggs have been placed in the package, so that each of the eggs assumes a particular orientation within the package. In some embodiments, the method may also comprise marking information on a surface of one or more of the eggs after the position of the one or more of the eggs has been adjusted. Additionally, in some embodiments, the position of the one or more eggs may be adjusted using an egg orienter positioned above a conveyor of an egg packing station.
    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: 20130071517
    Abstract: A collectible item comprising a novelty image item and an edible confectionary image item is provided. The novelty image item may contain an image that matches the image on the confectionary image item, or an image that is related to the image on the confectionary image item. A plurality of collectible image items may be provided on a sheet, and the collectible image items may be individually removable from the sheet. An intermediate layer may also be provided which separates the confectionary image item from the novelty image item. The collectible item may include stickers as the novelty image item, and may include gum with an image formed thereon as the confectionary image item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Halle MADIA
  • Publication number: 20130034640
    Abstract: Char marker rings generally include a ring body having first and second sides, an inner hole extending through the body from the first side to the second side, and an outer perimeter marking surface, and at least a first shield extending outwardly from either of the first and second sides, wherein the first shield surrounds at least a portion of the inner hole. Ring assemblies and methods of using char marker ring assemblies are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: JOHN BEAN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Douglas Medley, William D. Miller
  • Patent number: 8357409
    Abstract: A sandwich-sized crispy chip garnish is provided with desired color, flavor and surface presentations for use in a crispy chip sandwich.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: Russell L. Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20130004635
    Abstract: System for removing a pan-prepared comestible from a pan and dividing the comestible into desired portions includes an article including a substrate with portions thereof placed between a pan-prepared comestible, such as a baked or chilled item, and portions of the substrate extending beyond at least two sides of the pan, which define handles for lifting the pan-prepared comestible from the pan. The system includes indicia which includes printed, raised or embossed markings, indicators, or symbols visible on the substrate beyond the bounds of the comestible once separated from the pan, and which define portioning lines serving as guidelines for a cutting tool whereby the comestible is divided into uniformly shaped portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: JANET PROTAS
  • Publication number: 20130004632
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method for producing a reticulate dairy based product, comprising subjecting a dairy based product to an extrusion to obtain multiple individual threads of the dairy based product and structuring said multiple individual threads of the dairy based product to obtain a reticulate dairy based product. Moreover the present invention pertains to a reticulate dairy based product obtainable by this method and to a reticulate dairy based product comprising a coherent network of multiple entangled individual threads of a dairy based product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: ARLA FOODS AMBA
    Inventors: Christina Carøe, Jens Jørgen Søgaard Kristensen, Kathrine Købke, Klaus Juhl Jensen, Lisbeth Bjerre Knudsen
  • Publication number: 20120321767
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to an apparatus for baking a food product. The apparatus comprise a first piece and a second piece, the first piece and the second piece comprise at least one mold which receives and shapes the food product. The apparatus further comprises an alignment mechanism which aligns and fastens the first piece and the second piece together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Global Concepts Limited, Inc., dba Global TV Concepts, Ltd.
    Inventor: Laurie Braden