Product With Defined Indicating Means, E.g., Indicia, Etc. Patents (Class 426/87)
  • Patent number: 9089983
    Abstract: The present device is a themed dessert having a theme for use with a peeled banana to encourage the consumption of bananas. The themed dessert includes a holding sheet with at least one edible strip removably disposed on the holding sheet. The edible strip is configured to be placed on and wrapped around a portion of a peeled banana to give the peeled banana the appearance of a themed character. The themed character may be partially formed by the shape of each edible strip and partially formed by edible ink printed on each edible strip. A themed shaped cake supports the peeled banana and the cake may include such shapes as a banana, taco shell, or hotdog bun. The themed dessert may include at least one themed dessert topping, such as hotdog condiments or taco toppings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Melissa Waddell
  • Patent number: 9038818
    Abstract: A method for sanitary beverage can packaging incorporates a plastic sanitation sheet between the tops of the beverage cans and a plastic can retainer. The sanitation sheet covers the tops of the cans, protecting them from dust and overhead spills. Some embodiments use a watertight or airtight seal of the sanitation sheet around the can rim. Some embodiments include visible indicators of seal breakage or direct contamination, using moisture or oxygen detection. Some indicators create a hole in the sanitation sheet. Other indicators provide visible warning text or symbols. The sheet and indicators provide both actual contaminant protection and visible indication of contamination. Embodiments include the plastic sanitation sheet, integration with beverage cans, and a method for use in providing assured sanitary cans to consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Ted Selker
  • Publication number: 20150140180
    Abstract: An improved s'more-like food product allows the user to achieve the same taste profile as a conventional s'mores food product while greatly simplifying the preparation of the food product by the user. The improved s'more-like food product is pre-made such that the marshmallow element effectively “overwraps” the chocolate and graham cracker elements. This configuration provides a replica of a plain marshmallow, which is its aesthetic feature. That is, it looks like a traditional plain marshmallow which provides the consumer with some familiarity. However, this configuration is also functional in that it effectively eliminates mess during eating and provides a ready-to-heat product in a pre-made fashion which simplifies preparation of the s'more-like food product by the user. Edible wraps or cups can also be utilized to further enhance the eating experience and other flavors and other color variations for the food product can be provided depending on consumer preference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Gary Kraeger
  • Publication number: 20150132443
    Abstract: A method for a mammal to remove toxins from the mammal's system, the method includes the steps of providing instructions for the mammal to ingest a set of substances periodically according to a set of instructions and to practice a set of wellness regimen periodically. The set of instructions comprises instructing the mammal to periodically ingest a predetermined amount of a rejuvenating substances providing the mammal with support of antioxidant activity, cytokine balance, detoxification, gastrointestinal and liver health; a predetermined amount of soluble dietary fiber substances; a predetermined amount of grasses; a predetermined amount of an antioxidant substances providing the mammal with support of antioxidant activities; predetermined amount of omega fatty acid substances and a predetermined amount of green tea.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Nilesh Bhakta, Juvairiya Pulicharam
  • 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: 20150118362
    Abstract: The system and method for providing dynamic and static information on a label relating to a sealed package for cooking. The dynamic information can include data about the contents of the package which can include spoiling events or thawing which can impact the further processing of the contents, wherein the contents of the label can be used by itself and or with a user selected ready time to control the cooking of the sealed package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Walter Raczynski
  • 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: 20150086677
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention comprise an apparatus for laser marking individual objects with indicia at a marking station wherein a predetermined window exists during which each object can be marked as the objects are conveyed along at least one path at a predetermined speed, the apparatus comprising, at least first and second lasers positioned adjacent one or more paths configured to direct a laser beam onto the objects to mark the same with indicia as the objects pass through the marking station, with each of the first and second lasers marking alternate following objects as they pass through the marking station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: MICHAEL JOHN GRIFFITHS, YANCY EDWARD FOX
  • Publication number: 20150072048
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preparing a pet food product for a pet, in which pet-specific information is provided and processed, a set of pet-specific food compositions is created from the processed information on the basis of the processed pet-specific information, and a pet food product is produced on the basis of the set of pet-specific food compositions. According to the invention, the pet food product consists of a combination of a plurality of rations, each having an assigned time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: futalis GmbH
    Inventors: Janes Potthoff, Stefanie Schmidt, Christian Hetke
  • Publication number: 20150072049
    Abstract: A beverage cartridge system is adapted to brew a beverage through a brewer having a holder adapted to receive the cartridge system. The holder may have a deep well with one or more needles therewithin to pierce through the bottom of the cartridge system when inserted into the well. The cartridge system may include a short cup and a tall cup, where the tall cup is taller than the short cup to pack more beverage grind. The cartridge system may include a filter within an outer cup. The bottom of the filter may be deep enough to be juxtaposed to the bottom of the cup. The filter may be formed from a material that is substantially resistant to piercing by the needle within the holder such that when the outlet needle pierces through the bottom of the cup, the outlet needle raises the filter at a point of contact, and the filter substantially resists the outlet needle from piercing through the filter during a brewing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Sung I. Oh
  • Publication number: 20150056332
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a beverage packaging configuration whereby mix and base beverages are packaged in a single package, and the base beverage containers are not filled completely with the base beverage. The space within each base beverage container remaining above the base beverage volume provides space in the base container for the correct proportion of at least one mix beverage to be poured into the base beverage container to create a reproducible mixed drink. One exemplary embodiment provides for a single mix beverage container which contains a volume of mix beverage equally divisible between the volume remaining in a plurality of base beverage containers. Another exemplary embodiment includes more than one mix beverage container which may contain different mix beverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Scott D. Gold
  • Publication number: 20150056334
    Abstract: Baking kit systems and methods, and in particular, baking kit teaching systems and methods are described. in some examples, a baking kit system includes: a plurality of discretely packaged ingredients in packets configured to be mixed together into a baking mixture, the packets including lower concentration ingredient packets and higher concentration ingredient packets (being respectively of lower and higher concentrations in the baking mixture); a container for retaining the ingredient packets; and a set of instructions providing steps for combining and baking the contents of the ingredient packets. In some further examples, the packets each include an indicium and the set of instructions provides steps for combing the contents of the ingredient packets according to the indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Leah Tutin, Taya Geiger
  • Publication number: 20150056333
    Abstract: A “smart sticker” employing nanotechnology for determining the current state of raw meat for safe human consumption is provided. The sticker indicates the quality to the consumer by providing a color changing indicator on the sticker. The sticker employs carbon nanoparticles containing iron, which are placed on an underside portion of the sticker in contact with the raw meat. The nanoparticles serve as “bait” for the harmful bacteria. When pathogenic bacteria sense the presence of iron, it produces certain molecules to sequester the iron. Those molecules move to the area where the iron is present in the sticker, which can then determine the amount of pathogenic bacteria present in the meat by way of a chemical reaction with a particular ink containing a novel additive, which reacts with the molecules secreted by the pathogens. Once this interaction occurs, the ink changes color from, for example, blue to yellow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Etipres, SA
    Inventors: Sinday Johanna Chaves Noguera, Juan Scott Chaves Noguera
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150014983
    Abstract: Disclosed is a marking for an article, item or substrate. The marking comprises a printable code, at least a part of which is covered by a chiral liquid crystal polymer (CLCP) layer, and further preferably including an intermediate layer including a distribution of flakes, to provide readable information of at least two different types on the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Eric DECOUX, Tristan JAUZEIN
  • Publication number: 20150004283
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a two component beverage using a container having two compartments, an upper compartment and a lower compartment, each containing a beverage ingredient, The upper compartment contains a first beverage ingredient, such as powdered milk, and the lower compartment 8 contains a second beverage ingredient, such as instant coffee. The upper compartment can be stacked above the lower compartment such that access to the lower compartment is through the upper compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Shelley Markoulis, Piaras Valdis de Cleir, Paul Edward Doll, Niketa Mohler, Stuart Leslie, Diya Sen, Jason Billig
  • 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: 20140377424
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses edible carriers for foods that are soft but still hold a preformed shape. Specifically encompassed are soft shaped tortilla products that can be used to hold food fillings. Exemplary shapes and sizes are provided for the products. Also encompassed are methods of making, packaging, and using the products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan M. GRIEBEL, Vincent Paul SOMMER
  • Publication number: 20140370158
    Abstract: The invention provides molded products having particulates and a method and device for applying particulates to the surface of the molded products. In a general aspect, the molded product comprises an undistorted three-dimensional design and has particulates that do not distort the shape of the three-dimensional design. The molded product can be made by a method comprising filling a mold in a die roll with one or more particulates, filling the mold with a dough, compressing the dough into the mold, and releasing the compressed dough from the mold to form the molded product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Donald Speck, Marilyn McGrath, Sarah Zych
  • 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: 20140342032
    Abstract: Embodiments pertain to a method of attracting and/or feeding one or more animals, including game, wildlife, deer, whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus), moose, elk, antelope, goats, cows, horses, turkey, birds, raccoons, chipmunks, donkeys, elephants, possum, squirrels, rabbits, mice, and buffalo. Embodiments relate to a nutritional food source (feed) and/or attractant that incorporates one or more of the following: whole chestnuts; chestnut kernels and/or kernel pieces; and ground chestnut flour. Embodiments incorporate chestnut flour and one or more of the following: whole chestnuts; chestnut kernels; and kernel pieces. Specific embodiments incorporate one or more of the following: whole chestnuts; chestnut kernels; kernel pieces, and incorporate less than 2%, less than 1%, less than 0.9%, less than 0.8%, less than 0.7%, less than 0.6%, and/or less than 0.5% chestnut flour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: ROBERT D. WALLACE
  • Patent number: 8889205
    Abstract: A resealable package integrity closure includes a film layer forming a top of a container and a flap defining an access opening. A sealing panel completely covers the flap of the film layer. A releasable adhesive is provided on either or both the film layer and the sealing panel for adhering the sealing panel to the film layer. The sealing panel is releasable from the film layer by pulling the sealing panel back in a peeling direction and reclosable against the top to seal the access opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. A coating of transferable material is provided on either the sealing panel or on the film layer, which is transferable therebetween to provide a visual indication that the closure has been previously opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Gladys Odette Sierra-Gomez, Ron Exner, Olav Dagestad, Alexis Julian Gracia-Lugo
  • 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: 20140335231
    Abstract: A frozen pizza preparation package and method where the package incorporates a frozen pizza, microwave-crisping sequence instructions that instruct sequential steps of heating the frozen pizza in a microwave oven followed by crisping the crust upon a stovetop heat source, disposable crisping means that allow crisping on a stovetop without having to clean a pan, a substantially flat transfer element that is one of a transfer substrate or a combination transfer substrate and disposable crisping means. The package provides for rapid and convenient preparation of a frozen pizza with a more crisp crust than with present frozen pizzas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Weinstein, Robert E Weinstein
  • Publication number: 20140328977
    Abstract: An optically readable code support (30) to be associated with or be part of a capsule intended for delivering a beverage in a beverage producing device, the support comprising at least one sequence of symbols represented on the support so that each symbol is sequentially readable by a reading arrangement of an external reading device while the capsule is driven in rotation along an axis of rotation, wherein the symbols are essentially formed of a succession of light reflective surface portions (610-615) and light absorbing surface portions (600-604); said light absorbing surface portions providing a lower light-reflective intensity than the light-reflective surface portions, wherein the code support comprises at least one base layer (500) extending continuously at least along said sequence of symbols, wherein the light-absorbing surface portions are roughened surface portions having a higher rugosity (Rz) than the light-reflective surface portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: David Nordqvist, Daniel Abegglen, Arnaud Gerbaulet, Christian Jarisch
  • Publication number: 20140328983
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optically readable code support to be associated with or part of a capsule indented for delivering a beverage in a beverage producing device by centrifugation of the capsule. The support comprises at least one sequence of symbols represented on the support so that each symbol is sequentially readable by a reading arrangement of an external reading device while the capsule is driven in rotation along an axis of rotation. The symbols are at least partly formed of surfaces arranged to reflect mainly diffusively, in any direction forming an angle comprised between 3° and 10° with respect to a normal of said surface, any incoming beam of light with an incoming direction forming an angle comprise between 0 and 10° with respect to a normal of said surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Christian Jarisch, Stefan Kaeser, Arnaud Gerbaulet
  • Publication number: 20140322390
    Abstract: Provided herein are gluten-free dry mix compositions, gluten-free and gluten-reduced food products, and methods for making said food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Lucca Foods, LLC.
    Inventors: Stefanie Papanastasiou, Debra Papanastasiou
  • Patent number: 8871285
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a two component beverage using a container having two compartments, an upper compartment and a lower compartment, each containing a beverage ingredient. The upper compartment contains a first beverage ingredient, such as powdered milk, and the lower compartment 8 contains a second beverage ingredient, such as instant coffee. The upper compartment can be stacked above the lower compartment such that access to the lower compartment is through the upper compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Shelley Markoulis, Piaras Valdis de Cleir, Paul Edward Doll, Niketa Mohler, Stuart Leslie, Diya Sen, Jason Billig
  • Patent number: 8866056
    Abstract: A multi-component packaging system includes a lower containing assembly, an upper containing assembly, and a cover. The lower containing assembly defines an interior cavity that is adapted to receive a first food component. The upper containing assembly defines an interior that is adapted to receive a second food component. The upper containing assembly is adapted for engagement with the lower containing assembly. The cover is engaged with at least one of the lower containing assembly and the upper containing assembly. The cover includes a passage portion that defines a plurality of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: ConAgra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine M. Shapiro, Corey L. Berends, Brian M. Degner, Jess C. Sweley, Stephanie L. Bills, Christopher M. Branda, Kim M. Folta, Robert Kim, Sue Lai, Pamela A. Poulis, Jesse Jay Spungin, Katie M. Bartholomew, Lynda A. Deakin, Todd T. S. Holscher, Grace J. Hwang, Mark M. Kavanagh, Michelle S. K. Lee, Adam M. Mack, Eleanor D. Morgan, John W. Smith, David C. Thomsen, Gabriel M. Trionfi, Ana T. Yuan Chang
  • Publication number: 20140302201
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods of using these compositions to improve the taste, aroma and quality of wine. The compositions are aqueous solutions containing gelatin having a concentration of about 45 g/L to about 55 g/L, gum Arabic having a concentration of about 92 g/L to about 112 g/L and copper sulfate having a concentration of about 0.014 g/L to about 0.018 g/L or ascorbic acid having a concentration of about 223 g/L to about 273 g/L and gum Arabic having a concentration of about 46 g/L to about 56 g/L or gelatin having a concentration of 42 g/L to about 52 g/L, gum Arabic having a concentration of about 86 g/L to about 106 g/L, ascorbic acid having a concentration of about 9.9 g/L to about 11 g/L and potassium metabisulfite having a concentration of about 12 g/L to about 15 g/L. When added to a glass of wine, or in larger volumes to a bottle or cask of wine, it improves the taste by reducing the bitterness and acidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Scotland Clark, III
  • Publication number: 20140295031
    Abstract: A packaging laminate for a retortable packaging container which comprises a paper or paperboard layer and outer, liquid-tight, heat-resistant layers of plastic on both sides of the paper or paperboard layer. Between the paper or paperboard layer and the outer plastic layer, the packaging laminate has at least one additional layer of a material possessing tightness properties vis-à-vis gases. In order to improve the preconditions for providing the packaging laminate with decorative artwork of printing ink with good print quality, the paper or paperboard layer has, on its one side, a printable coating of pigment and binder or adhesive, and on its other side a coating of starch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Åsa Olsson, Jörgen Högkvist
  • Publication number: 20140295032
    Abstract: An optically readable code support (30) to be associated with or be part of a capsule indented for delivering a beverage in a beverage producing device by centrifugation of the capsule, the support comprising at least one sequence of binary symbols represented on the support so that each symbol is sequentially readable by a reading arrangement of an external reading device while the capsule is driven in rotation along an axis of rotation, wherein the binary symbols are essentially formed of light reflective surfaces (400-403) and light absorbing surfaces (410-414).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Carlo Magri, Arnaud Gerbaulet, Alexandre Perentes, Christian Jarisch, Stefan Kaeser, Patrik Benz, Daniel Abegglen
  • Publication number: 20140287100
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying electromagnetic energy to an object in a first energy application zone via at least one radiating element is disclosed. The apparatus may include at least one processor configured to cause the at least one radiating element to apply energy to the energy application zone at two or more MSEs; and adjust energy supplied to the at least one radiating element to follow changes in an MSE-dependent parameter, in absence of feedback from the energy application zone regarding the MSE-dependent parameter, based on data having been collected during energy application in a second energy application zone before the object is placed in the first energy application zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: GOJI LTD.
    Inventor: Avner Libman
  • Publication number: 20140287099
    Abstract: A capsule is provided with a body defining an interior space having an opening. A filter is disposed in the interior space to define an ingredients chamber. Ingredients are disposed in the ingredients chamber and a cover is disposed over the opening to seal the interior space. A messaging system is provided with the capsule to provide a desired message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Liberatore A. Trombetta
  • Publication number: 20140272006
    Abstract: A method of making a flavored beverage includes combining water and a plurality of flavor compounds in an amount sufficient to impart the flavor of a wine, a whiskey or a beer. A kit for making a flavored beverage can include a plurality of flavor compounds, a quantity of yeast, a quantity of sugar and a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Schuh, Jason Flora, Gerd Kobal, Georgios D. Karles
  • 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: 20140242221
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, and articles of manufacture for preparing frozen beverages are described. The methods and articles generally include first and/or second frozen pellets. Upon mixing the frozen pellets with an appropriate liquid for a sufficient time, a frozen beverage is obtained. Articles of manufacture including frozen pellets, as well as optional objects such as straws, spoons, and mixing containers are disclosed. Methods, compositions, and articles of manufacture for preparing frozen pellets are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: John F. Sweeney, Peter C. Dea, William R. Aimutis, Vincent M. Cavallini, Karla J. Nelson, Serpil Metin
  • 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: 20140242223
    Abstract: A frozen pizza preparation package and method includes a frozen prebaked pizza crust, pizza toppings, microwave-crisping sequence instructions that instruct sequential steps of heating the frozen prebaked pizza crust and pizza toppings in a microwave oven followed by crisping the crust using a crisping appliance, and a unifying container incorporating the frozen prebaked pizza crust, pizza toppings and the sequence instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Weinstein, Robert E Weinstein
  • Publication number: 20140220185
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to improved packaging combinations for the snack industry in particular. One such packaging combination includes a first package in which is stored a food item, and a second package, in which is stored a wipe, where at least a first surface of the second package includes an advertisement which is the same as the advertisement on the first package, the second package being attached to the first package by glue. In an alternate embodiment, the packages are connected edge to edge via a perforated seal aimed to facilitate easy detachment. In one aspect, a key feature is the morphing of the second package which does not contain a food item into almost an exact replica of the main package which does contain a food item, and which therefore serves as a mini replica.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: NEKTARIA SPATHONI
  • Publication number: 20140220184
    Abstract: A cartridge is provided that comprises a housing. The housing is configured to maintain a pouch within the housing. The cartridge comprises a top and a bottom. The cartridge comprises at least one top mating member at the top of the cartridge and at least one bottom mating member at the bottom of the cartridge. The at least one top mating member is asymmetric with the at least one bottom mating member. Each mating member is configured to match with a corresponding mating member of a cartridge frame or rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: PEPSICO, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph H. Boggs, Paul J. Donnelly, Arthur Forkos, Hilary Farnsworth, Ronald Beilstein, Andrew T. Butkus, Edward P. Butler, III, Brian C. Jones
  • Patent number: 8784925
    Abstract: The present invention provides refined roasted coffee beans having a Hunter L value of 10 to 30 and a hydroxyhydroquinone content of not higher than 30 mg/kg by contacting an aqueous solvent with raw material roasted coffee beans. The invention also provides a process for producing refined roasted coffee beans, which includes contacting raw material roasted coffee beans having a Hunter L value of 12 to 35, with coffee bean-derived extract-containing water selected from water containing an extract derived from roasted coffee beans having a Hunter L value of 40 or more and water containing an extract derived from raw coffee beans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Chitoshi Shigeno, Yasushi Shioya, Tatsuya Kusaura, Yoshikazu Ogura, Yoshinobu Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20140193543
    Abstract: A chocolate confection has a surface that is coated to absorb an edible dye, the surface of the chocolate confection having a coarse sugar coating formed from one or more layers of a first solution having a high sugar to water ratio and a finish sugar coating applied over the coarse sugar coating and formed from one or more layers of a second solution having a low sugar to water ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Alexander Vigneri
  • Publication number: 20140178533
    Abstract: A labelling system includes a dispensing apparatus to present respective cut and opened sleeves of shrink-wrap label stock material for insertion of claws of crustaceans, and a heating apparatus to apply heat to the sleeves to shrink the sleeves around the claws. A related method includes inserting a claw of a crustacean into a sleeve of shrink-wrap label stock material, and applying heat to the sleeve to shrink the sleeve around the claw. Another method involves providing a dispensing apparatus to present respective cut and opened sleeves of shrink-wrap label stock material to receive claws of crustaceans, and providing a heating apparatus to apply heat to the sleeves to shrink the sleeves around the claws. A seafood product may include a crustacean having a claw, the claw carrying a shrink-wrap label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: CLEARWATER SEAFOODS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Timothy Andrew Burke, Ben Garvey, Lee Babin, Gleb Sekretta, Louis-Phillipe Frederick Manuge, Sean O'Leary
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140154360
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a marked meat product. In order to provide a novel method for producing a marked meat product, which makes it possible to produce different marked meat products in a simple manner, wherein the enjoyment of consuming the meat products is not mitigated by the mark thereon, it is proposed with this invention that initially, an edible film is imprinted with food coloring. Subsequently, the imprinted film is applied to a quantity of meat, and finally, the meat, with the film applied thereto, is cooked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Fleischerei und Party-Service stolzenhoff GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Helmut Stolzenhoff