Ice Coating And Coated Product Patents (Class 426/68)
  • Publication number: 20130101702
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water-based coatings for frozen confectioneries intended for animal consumption. In particular, it relates to the use of starch and protein in the preparation of a low fat water-based coating for a frozen confectionery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventor: Shantha Chandrasekaran Nalur
  • Publication number: 20130040017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to edible batter compositions which reduce fat uptake by absorption during cooking whilst maintaining characteristics of taste and texture, and to precursor compositions, methods of preparing food products and food products comprising the batter compositions of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: David White, Peter Luker
  • Patent number: 8272226
    Abstract: A method for producing clumped frozen food products includes the steps of forming a plurality of cryogenically manufactured ice cream units; conveying the units along a conveyor to a rotating container; disposing a liquid on the units while the units are within the rotating container, wherein the liquid hardens into a binder that facilitates fusion of individual units with one another to form a plurality of clumps, each of the clumps respectively comprising a plurality of fused units coupled with the binder. After forming into clumps, the clumps may be removed from the rotating container and stored in a frozen form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Stan Jones
  • Publication number: 20110183039
    Abstract: A process for preparing frozen particles having an average diameter of from 1 to 10 mm and comprising from 1 to 50 wt % of a frozen aqueous core and from 50 to 99 wt % of a fat-based shell is provided, the process comprising: providing a dispensing device having an inner nozzle and an outer nozzle which surrounds the inner nozzle; supplying an aqueous mix to the inner nozzle and a fat-based mix to the outer nozzle, thereby forming particles with a water-continuous core and a fat-continuous shell, and then dropping the particles into a refrigerant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: Ian William Burns, Andrea Williams, Shiping Zhu
  • Patent number: 7897187
    Abstract: The invention relates to a material consisting of a powder selected from a thickening means and lecithin powder, and syrup. Said material is especially suitable for producing food and fodder. The invention also relates to a method for producing said material, to the use of said material, and to products consisting of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: GET - Internationale GmbH
    Inventor: Alois Thelen
  • Publication number: 20100196541
    Abstract: A frozen sheeted icing comprising 2 to 10% by weight water; 10-30% by weight fat; 60-75% by weight sweetener solids; and 0.2 to 5.2% by weight of one or more gums. The composition can be prepared by mixing the ingredients to form an icing composition. The composition is then sheeted into desired shape, size and thickness. The sheeted icing is frozen and can be stored in the freezer until use. Also a method for icing a food product comprising the steps of providing a frozen sheet of icing; disposing the frozen sheet of icing on a surface of the food product; and exposing the disposed frozen sheet of icing to a temperature such that the frozen sheet of icing becomes sufficiently pliable and conforms or can be conformed to a surface of the food product. This results in forming an icing layer on the desired surfaces of the food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Noel F. Galluch, Susan Franz, Elsie Gaite
  • Publication number: 20090104311
    Abstract: The active ingredient depot, in one embodiment, is a closed double-walled tube having at least one pressure-sensitive outlet at one end in the form of one of a membrane, a diaphragm and a valve; and an active substance embedded therein. In another embodiment, the active ingredient depot, is an encapsulation, such as an ice cube, having a outer surrounding wall and an inner dissolvable wall defining a cavity in which an active substance is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: Boris Ouriev
  • Publication number: 20080226771
    Abstract: An iced confectionery article, which is in particular a molded iced confectionery article based on water ice with a soft-core texture. This article includes i) a core of water ice containing 20 to 40% by weight of solids, having a degree of overrun of 20 to 80% and a texture which is similar to that of an extruded ice-cream, which contains, where appropriate, pieces, and ii) a shell of water ice with no overrun, containing 20 to 35% by weight of solids. In another embodiment, the core contains inclusions ranging in size from 1 to 10 mm. The invention also relates to processes for preparing these molded iced confectionery articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Philip Ignor Cathenaut, Veronique Cossin, Bruno Delande
  • Patent number: 6814984
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to frozen biocidal compositions. Specifically, the biocidal compositions comprise a frozen aqueous solution of a plurality of ions selected from the group consisting of halide and oxyhalide ions. The frozen biocidal compositions are useful in preserving or extending the shelf-life of perishable articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Clean Water International LLC
    Inventors: David C. Rose, Lawrence J. Ventura
  • Patent number: 6713101
    Abstract: A frozen dessert novelty which is a water ice molded confection product that includes a thin translucent shell and a multi-colored core which is encased into the shell and which is visible in the product before and during consumption, and a process for preparing it. The product is mounted on a stick to facilitate handling and eating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Josephine E. Lometillo, Singhachai Surintranspanot
  • Patent number: 6436382
    Abstract: A suspension cosmetic product for reducing wetness under the arm which product is a stick or a soft solid comprising: (a) 0.01-20 weight % of a water lock superabsorbent polymer selected from the group consisting of starch graft homopolymers and copolymers of poly(2-propenamide-co-2-propenioic acid) sodium salt; (b) 10-88 weight % of a volatile silicone; (c) a selected gelling agent; (d) 0-5 weight % of a surfactant with a hydrophilic/lipophilic balance in the range of 3-13; (e) 0-10 weight % of an antiperspirant active or an effective amount of a deodorizing agent which is not an antiperspirant active; (f) 0-20 weight % of a nonvolatile silicone; and (g) 0-20 weight % of an emollient; wherein the product is not made with any separately added water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Suman Chopra, Lin Fei, Eric Guenin, Jairajh Mattai
  • Patent number: 6379724
    Abstract: An ice confection coating of an aqueous based sol containing a pectin and a setting agent in an amount sufficient to cause gelation of the sol. Also included are methods for preparing the coating, methods for applying the coating, and the resultant coated ice confection products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Thomas Best, Linda Coulter, Julia Ellen Erickson Decruz
  • Patent number: 6251456
    Abstract: A product with a striped coating, method for making, and an apparatus for applying a coating to a confectionery to produce a confectionary with a striped appearing coating. The striped appearing coating preferably includes more than one type of chocolate, preferably two types of chocolate. Advantageously, the striped appearing coating is formed from two layers of chocolate, a foundation chocolate layer and a striped chocolate layer, thus giving the striped appearing chocolate coating a three dimensional texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Gary P. Maul, William French
  • Patent number: 6251455
    Abstract: A product with a striped coating, method for making, and an apparatus for applying a coating to a confectionery to produce a confectionary with a striped appearing coating. The striped appearing coating preferably includes more than one type of chocolate, preferably two types of chocolate. Advantageously, the striped appearing coating is formed from two layers of chocolate, a foundation chocolate layer and a striped chocolate layer, thus giving the striped appearing chocolate coating a three dimensional texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Amend Thomas
  • Patent number: 6083546
    Abstract: A two component ice confection is formed by cooling an ice confection core to below C., preferably using a cryogenic liquid, then immersing it in a water ice solution to form a layer of water ice on the core, and then hardening the water ice layer. Products formed by the process preferably have an average ice crystal size of below 100 micron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Good Humor Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon Stewart Carrick, Kay Jennifer Duff, Thomas David Houlihan, Sheila Smith
  • Patent number: 5958476
    Abstract: Frozen or chilled confectionery products, in particular ice-creams, with a unique taste performance comprising a fat-continuous or bicontinuous or duplex fat-emulsion comprising 5-50 wt % fat, 5-60 wt % water, 5-80 wt % thickener, sweetener and/or humectant, the emulsion being present as a coating layer, a barrier layer or as an inclusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Unilever Patent Holdings B.V.
    Inventors: Frederick William Cain, Helga Gerda A. Manson nee van der Struik, Jeroen Nicolaas M. van Straalen
  • Patent number: 5843506
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new ice nucleus-forming bacterium strain, Xanthomonas campestris INXC-1 (FERM BP-4191), a process for the cultivation of the new ice nucleus-forming bacterium, an ice nucleus-forming substance containing the ice nucleus-forming bacterium, and the uses of the ice nucleus-forming substance. Further, a method for lyophilizing a food using the strain as an ice nucleus-forming substance is disclosed; wherein the method is carried out by adding the strain to the food, thereby freezing the food, and then vaporizing moisture from the frozen food to effect drying. The food types which may be lyophilized using the method include tea extracts, fruit juices, soy sauce, sauces, drippings, soups fermented soy bean paste and agar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Q.P. Corporation
    Inventors: Michiko Watanabe, Takahiro Makino, Kazuo Honma
  • Patent number: 5783239
    Abstract: Articles of frozen confectionery which effervesce upon consumption contain frozen granitas and effervescent reagents. In one embodiment, first and second frozen granitas which contain differing effervescent reagents, where the reagents, in aqueous solution, react to produce carbon dioxide, are prepared and then admixed. In another embodiment, frozen granitas are admixed with a dry mix of effervescent reagents where the reagents, in aqueous soltuion, react to produce carbon dioxide. In either embodiment, the admixture is metered into a mold and tamped to obtain an article which also may include a shell or coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Ginette Callens, Philip Igor Cathenaut
  • Patent number: 5690976
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing colored ice comprises dissolving coloring agent in source liquid to form colored source liquid, placing the colored source liquid in a pressure resistant housing, said housing comprising a pressure regulating means and then while freezing the colored source liquid, using the pressure regulating means to vary levels of direct high and low pressure to the colored source liquid such that at high pressure level intervals, there is contact between the pressure regulating means and the surface of the colored source liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Nakayama Engineering Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Junya Nakayama
  • Patent number: 5618463
    Abstract: An ice molding apparatus includes a first mold assembly which includes a first hollow chamber portion and which includes a spike assembly which projects inward from a wall of the first hollow chamber portion. The spike assembly includes a distal end adapted to support a quantity of solid material. The first mold assembly includes a first joint member adapted to connect to a second mold assembly. The second mold assembly includes a second hollow chamber portion which includes a filler channel adapted for passing a quantity of liquid water therethrough into the second hollow chamber portion and to fill up the first hollow chamber portion with water. The second mold assembly includes a second joint member adapted to connect to the first joint member, such that the first hollow chamber portion and the second hollow chamber portion form a combined interior mold chamber. The distal end of the spike assembly is located adjacent to a center portion of the combined interior mold chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Inventors: Joe Rindler, Nanci Pintavalli
  • Patent number: 5182125
    Abstract: A product produced by the process of forming an ice glazing within the canopy of broccoli florets to preserve the floret structure and reduce fines loss is disclosed. The process includes the steps of individually freezing the broccoli florets, and immersing the florets in water at a water temperature and for an amount of time sufficient to form an ice glazing within the structure of the floret. The floret is then refrozen. The product has a glazing which preserves the structure of the floret during processing and subsequently handling. A frozen broccoli floret having an ice glazing within the crevices of the floret is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: The Pillsbury Company
    Inventors: Dean H. Lockwood, William G. Schmidt, Jeffrey D. Carter
  • Patent number: 5093138
    Abstract: A flowable, pressure-compensating composition is provided comprising a liquid, a material for increasing the viscosity of the liquid and spherical particles. A method for making such composition is also provided. The composition is especially suitable for use in padding devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: Alden Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Terrence M. Drew, Chris A. Hanson, Alden B. Hanson
  • Patent number: 5026562
    Abstract: A method of forming an ice glazing within the canopy of broccoli florets to preserve the floret structure and reduce fines loss. The steps include individually freezing the broccoli florets, and immersing the florets in water of a temperature and for an amount of time sufficient to form an ice glazing within the structure of the floret. The method of glazing preserves the structure of the floret during processing and subsequent handling and reduces fines loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: The Pillsbury Company
    Inventors: William G. Schmidt, Dean H. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 4894245
    Abstract: Coated frozen cheese granules are prepared by freezing the granules and applying an aqueous coating containing one or more modifying additives. On baking the cheese the additives in the frozen coatings distribute throughout the cheese to obtain modifications of flavor and other properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Assignee: Leprino Foods Company
    Inventors: Lester O. Kielsmeier, Richard L. Barz, Wesley J. Allen
  • Patent number: 4738862
    Abstract: An effervescent ice confection product is obtained by exposing CO.sub.2 - water clathrate-containing particles to such pressure, temperature and CO.sub.2 and water partial pressure conditions that a protective layer will be formed on the particles, mixing said particles with a liquid phase containing ice confection ingredients and usually solid ice and having a temperature such that frozen water will not melt therein and thereafter decreasing the temperature of the obtained mixture to a usual storage temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Thomas J. Lipton, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney D. Bee
  • Patent number: 4659574
    Abstract: A method of preparatory processing of mussles. The mussles are placed in an inner container which is positioned inside an outer container. The inner container has perforated walls and is equipped with perforated tubes which are spaced a certain distance apart. The mussles are heated to about C. inside the container while being maintained in compacted condition whereby they will be able to open to a minimum extent only. The mussles are then cooled and dry-frozen individually. The cooking (processing) liquid may be frozen in cubes, blocks or the like. The liquid is then used in the final preparation of the mussles prior to their consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Assignee: Sven Albert Lundvall
    Inventors: Lars G. Carlsson, Sven A. Lundvall
  • Patent number: 4466982
    Abstract: A fish food product is disclosed herein comprising a specially prepared ingredient attractive to and consumable by a variety of fish which is encased in a predetermined quantity of frozen water so as to provide a solid block of combined food product. A plurality of frozen food product blocks are prepared together in a tray form and subsequently, removed from the tray and deposited in a covered container for distribution to customers. One specially prepared ingredient is a beefheart composition having raw beefheart blended with gelatin and water and strained followed by pouring the blend into the receptacle of the tray form and then to freeze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1984
    Inventor: Randall A. McDonald
  • Patent number: 4309449
    Abstract: A method for preserving live hard-shell crabs by immersion in a constantly agitated brine solution to freeze the crabs. The brine solution contains a chemical defoamer and is maintained at a temperature of from about to F. to rapidly freeze the crabs, the time of immersion being preferably from about 30 to 50 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1982
    Inventors: Wayne O'Roark, Csaba Magassy
  • Patent number: 4087330
    Abstract: Immobilized enzyme composites comprising enzymes bonded to porous, high surface area support materials can be economically prepared by contacting "spent" composites with a solution of NaOCl to remove substantially all contaminants resulting from previous use of the composites and then reacting the cleaned support materials with a solution of active enzymes under conditions sufficient to permit the bonding of enzymes to the surfaces of the support materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1978
    Assignee: Corning Glass Works
    Inventors: Jerry L. Gregory, Wayne H. Pitcher, Jr.