Edible Container Patents (Class 99/383)
  • Patent number: 11051651
    Abstract: The present technology provides a device, such as an electric grill, that cooks food items on two or more sides. The electric grill includes upper and lower elements to create the sealed interior cooking environment. One of the elements of the electric grill includes a pressure plate that compresses the distance between the upper and lower thermal plate to create a sealed interior cooking environment and to engage the food item with both an upper and lower element. The pressure plate may be compressed by one or more spring-actuated cylinders or any other suitable mechanism. The compressed cooking area allows the cooking environment to contain any smoke generated from the cooking environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: James Mitrik, Paul McGrath, Alejandro G. Lozano
  • Patent number: 8661969
    Abstract: A food staging device particularly suited for shelled eggs, a method of storing shelled eggs, and a method of cooking shelled eggs are provided. The shelled egg staging device comprises an elongated body, individual receiving receptacles, a pour spout associated with each receiving receptacle, and a handle. The food staging device can be used to hold shelled eggs prior to cooking, for example. A method of storing shelled eggs in a shelled egg staging device is provided. A method of cooking the shelled eggs is provided and comprises containing shelled eggs in a food staging device and pouring the shelled eggs onto a cooking surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Ewald, Craig Conley, Thomas Tapper
  • Patent number: 8549990
    Abstract: A coffee machine includes a hot water generator, an infusion chamber for receiving an infusible product, an infusion dispensing outlet (6) and a foam producing device (40), which is interposed between the infusion chamber and the dispensing outlet and is provided with at least two outlet orifices (43, 44) arranged with respect to each other in such a way that two infusion jets, which are formed at exit, collide with each other, thereby producing a foam. The two outlet orifices (43, 44) are oriented to each other at an angle of 90 degrees in such a way that the first outlet orifice (43) is oriented in a vertical direction whereas the second outlet orifice (44) is oriented in a horizontal direction and placed in such a way that the collision of the two infusion jets takes place under the first orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventor: Frederic Hiron
  • Patent number: 7344371
    Abstract: A concave half (10) having a conical inside and a convex half (20) having a conical outside and being fitted therein are fitted in each other. An openable and closable, loop-shaped supporting means as a toggle-jointed link (30) rotatably supports and pushes a cylindrical part (23) of the convex half (20) onto the axis on at least three points on the outer periphery of the cylindrical part (23), with an axis of the concave half (10) and an axis of the convex half (20) being aligned with each other when the supporting means is closed. The toggle-jointed link (30) is openable and closable, wherein a plurality of rolling objects such as rollers (31) are provided inside the loop, thereby improving function as a bearing of the supporting means and efficiently manufacturing quality rolled cones (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Nissei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuo Shinomiya, Toshitaka Haruta
  • Patent number: 6412400
    Abstract: A baking assembly for preparing a baked filled waffle is disclosed. The baking assembly comprises an upper plate and a lower plate each of the plates having a baking surface with a plurality of outer pyramids and a plurality of inner pyramids. Each of the outer pyramids have a height that is greater than the height of the inner pyramids. The upper plate is receivable on the lower plate and when so received the outer pyramids of the upper plate align with the outer pyramids of the inner plate to form a plurality of pinch points. The inner pyramids of the upper plate align with the inner pyramids of the lower plate when the upper plate is received on the lower plate and thereby form a pocket region defined between the inner pyramids of the upper plate and the inner pyramids of the lower plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventors: Charles Gambino, Mark King, Michael J. Bauman
  • Patent number: 6397730
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sandwich consisting of two toasted slices of bread and an edible filling placed between said slices. According to the invention, the filling is essentially arranged in the inner region of the surfaces of the slices of bread and the slices of bread are pressed together in a peripheral edge area with greater force than in the inner region so that the slices of bread adhere to each other and form a cohesive sandwich arrangement, whereby the filling is packed between the slices of bread. The invention also relates to a method for the production of a toasted sandwich that consists of two slices of bread and an edible filling placed between said slices. According to the invention, the filling is initially and essentially arranged in the inner region of the surface of a first underlying slice of bread. A second slice of bread is subsequently placed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Inventors: Ortwin Steinbach, Marion Ferstl
  • Patent number: 6272978
    Abstract: A cone cupcake baker comprising a housing having large parallel front and rear walls in a rectangular configuration with long horizontal edges and short vertical edges, the housing having essentially square shaped side panels with horizontal edges and vertical edges coupled to the vertical edges of the front and rear panels, a support plate or a rectangular configuration in a horizontal orientation positioned within the walls adjacent to the upper edges thereof, the support plate having a plurality of rows of apertures with a plurality of apertures in each row, the apertures adapted to support objects with their bases spaced separately from the lower edges of the panels; and support rods extending outwardly from the support panels and extending downwardly therefrom to a common elevational orientation beneath the lower edges of the panel and a lid with a resilient locking assembly between the housing and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Inventor: Fannie K. Westbrooks
  • Patent number: 6227103
    Abstract: A machine for making cones from baked wafers utilizes roll-up mechanism in the form of a roll-up mandrel and a roll-up form. A multiplicity of such mechanisms is carried by a chain along an endless path. Each roll-up mechanism can have a frame on which the roll-up mandrel and roll-up form is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Franz Haas Waffelmaschinen-Industrie Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Haas, Sen., Johann Haas, Fritz Obermaier
  • Patent number: 6178878
    Abstract: A baking oven has a multiplicity of baking sheet units stacked one above the other and added to below, after bakable mass has been deposited on a lower most member of the stack, so that the individual molds formed by each upper and lower sheet are closed and held closed by the weight of the sheets above it. The sheets are separated at the top of the stack and recycled to the bottom to receive a new portion of the bakable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Franz Haas Waffelmaschinen-Industrie Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Haas, Johann Haas, Johann Sachsenhofer
  • Patent number: 6153243
    Abstract: Wafers that are shaped, for example, as a basin (C) are obtained from an intermediate product (P) in which the aforesaid shaped parts are joined together by a substantially flat base part (A). The shaped parts (C) have a thickness of the order of, for example, 1-1.5 mm compared with the significantly greater thickness, of the order of 2.2-2.5 mm, of the base part (A). In this way it is possible to extract the intermediate product (P) from the cooking mold safely and without the risk of breakage, even when the shaped parts (C) have much thinner walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Soremartec S.A.
    Inventor: Renato Rosso
  • Patent number: 6004602
    Abstract: A method for forming and baking food particles into a unified, shaped product, e.g., shaped like pizza, has heated top and bottom plates, the mating faces of which have recesses and protrusions for molding the desired shaped product. The bottom plate is in two parts that are abutted together when food particles are deposited thereon and during a baking period with the top plate placed thereon. After raising the top plate, the two bottom parts are moved apart to release the baked, shaped product. Cooked pasta, such as spaghetti, can be formed into a pizza-like shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: SBJR Restaurants Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph C. D'Alterio
  • Patent number: 5860358
    Abstract: A cone cake baking apparatus comprising: a horizontal baking tin having a plurality of circular openings, a vertical first side wall, and a vertical second side wall; and the first and second side walls each having a securing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Inventor: Ronald Shriver
  • Patent number: 5795607
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for producing rolled wafer cones to be filled with ice-cream and frozen for storage. The process comprises pouring dough of high sugar content on an endless, heated baking surface, forming a strip of dough; baking the strip of dough into a thick, strip of wafer; compressing the strip of wafer and at the same time or afterwards, cutting the strip of wafer into individual pieces of wafer; and rolling the pieces of wafer into cones. An apparatus for carrying out the process is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Franz Haas Waffelmaschinen Industriegesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Franz Haas, Johann Haas
  • Patent number: 5753292
    Abstract: A downwardly tapering core forms a guide part for an end portion which can be pushed into the core so as to be flush therewith when the core is introduced into a downwardly tapering cavity in the form member in the production of ice cream cups, cones or the like. Upon an initial baking of the dough to increase the resistance thereof, the core can be pressed further into the dough to compress the latter into final thickness, whereupon baking can occur with the end portion fully pressed into the guide part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Inventor: Nada Haas
  • Patent number: 5693355
    Abstract: A baking mold for baking goods includes an upper movable and substantially conical part provided with independently slidable guide part which has a plurality of steam vents providing a free passage for the steam upon displacing the upper part into a lower part while baking the goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Inventor: Nada Haas
  • Patent number: 5613426
    Abstract: A pie maker is disclosed for making a pie having a base, a side wall and a cover. The pie maker comprises a mould assembly to define the shape of the pie. The mould assembly comprises cooperating first and second moulds, the first mould defining the shape of the pie base and the side wall and the second mould defining the shape of the pie cover. Heating elements are provided for heating the first and second moulds to cook the pie, the heating element for heating the first mould being arranged to direct heat to a portion of the first mould which defines the shape of the side wall of the pie. A sealing ridge is formed in the first mould and the second mould for sealing the pie cover and the pie side wall together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Ying Fat Electric Products Limited
    Inventor: Cynthia W. L. Chan Gabbai
  • Patent number: 5540140
    Abstract: Machines are disclosed for making arepas from corn flour dough which is then formed into arepas in a cavity situated between abutting, opposing forming members. The cavity, when the forming members are closed with dough occupying the cavity, is of predetermined dimensions, is substantially circular in the plane where said members abut, is substantially bilaterally symmetrical with reference both to said plane and the central axis of that circular portion, and, axially from that plane, is of progressively increasing thickness dimension proceeding from said edge of said circle toward that axis. The forming members are then moved apart from each other by a distance at least equal to the axial dimension of the cavity and the arepa preform is disassociated from the forming members and its entire outer surface, but not its interior, is cooked using primarily radiant and/or convective heat, but not conductive heat to any significant extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Roberto Gonzales Barrera
    Inventors: Manuel J. Rubio, Ramiro Montelongo, Roberto C. Medellin
  • Patent number: 5533439
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an edible container, its production process and its production apparatus, and its object is to easily and reliably form a bottom surface for said edible container that enables it to be set down. This object is achieved by kneading wheat flour, sugar, an oil or fat and other raw materials with water to form a dough, forming this dough into a flat sheet having an arc-shaped side (a) that is formed by opening up a conical shape from which the tip has been cut, and a plurality of parabolic pieces (c) separated on the side opposing arc-shaped side (a), and together with sequentially folding these parabolic pieces from their base ends followed by overlapping and adhesion, both right and left sides (b) of arc-shaped side a are overlapped and adhered to form a cup in the shape of an inverted cone with a bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Inventor: Sadaharu Ito
  • Patent number: 5450785
    Abstract: A cone cupcake baker comprising a housing having large parallel front and rear walls in a rectangular configuration with long horizontal edges and short vertical edges, the housing having essentially square shaped side panels with horizontal edges and vertical edges coupled to the vertical edges of the front and rear panels, a support plate or a rectangular configuration in a horizontal orientation positioned within the walls adjacent to the upper edges thereof, the support plate having a plurality of rows of apertures with a plurality of apertures in each row, the apertures adapted to support objects with their bases spaced separately from the lower edges of the panels; and support rods extending outwardly from the support panels and extending downwardly therefrom to a common elevational orientation beneath the lower edges of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1995
    Inventor: Fannie K. Westbrooks
  • Patent number: 5352111
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing an edible, hand held food product which may be used as a container for ice cream and other frozen confections in which the apparatus includes, in combination, a baking mold for baking the food product and a vacuum removal plug which is selectively insertable into a female portion of the baked food product for removing the food product by means of vacuum. The removal plug has an exterior surface with a configuration corresponding substantially to the inner surface of the container and includes a plurality of vacuum ports opening to the exterior surface. The apparatus also includes a vacuum assembly for creating a vacuum within the vacuum ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: Selbak's Cookie Cones, Inc.
    Inventor: Will L. Selbak
  • Patent number: 5336511
    Abstract: An edible cone having a flexible body of substantially right elliptical cone shape with opposed rounded proximate and remote sides flairing from a vertex portion to and including a mouth portion, with opposed lip segments defining the mouth portion and having arcuate edges joined end-to-end at the remote sides of the body and curving away from one another and from the vertex portion, so that the lip segment edges are farthest from one another and from the vertex portion at the proximate sides of the body portion, and an apparatus and method for making such a cone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Inventor: Daniel V. Der Beek
  • Patent number: 5009902
    Abstract: A fried and crispy conically shaped taco-shell made from a heart shaped flat tortilla bent along a vertical axis to form a conical shell so as to present an overlapping portion of its edge and almost closed pike. It may optionally be held inside a wet-proof conical cup covering a third or more of the total length of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Inventor: Carlos A. Mercenari
  • Patent number: 4931301
    Abstract: A process for producing variously shaped waffle products, especially waffle products having a conical or similar shape for icecream and foods comprises a step of introducing batter between dies and counterdies having a high thermal conductivity, cooking batter by heating dies and counterdies by hot air, and extracting the waffle obtained by cooking the batter when the waffle is at a temperature at which its shape is substantially stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: Scriba S.p.A.
    Inventor: Bianchi Giuseppe
  • Patent number: 4817513
    Abstract: A baker for food items such as ice cream cones or the like. The baker includes a mold and a core positioned on a stationary frame. The mold and core closely approximate the shape of the food item and include heating elements to cook batter poured into the mold cavity to form the food item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Inventors: Donald A. Carbon, Frederick S. Carbon, deceased
  • Patent number: 4694741
    Abstract: In an apparatus for making a rolled wafer cone from a baked flat wafer blank made from a sugar-containing wafer dough, the baked wafer blank is rolled to form a wafer cone in a winding mold while the wafer blank is still in a soft, deformable state after the baking operation. Thereafter the rolled wafer cone is permitted to harden. In order to ensure the production of wafer cones having consistently exactly the same shape, it is proposed that the wafer cone which is unrestrained at least in part is shortened in the winding mold to a predetermined length while the wafer cone is adapted to be plastically deformed. For this purpose the rolled wafer cone disposed in the winding mold is subjected to a plastic deformation only at one end or only at both ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1987
    Assignee: Franz Haas Waffelmaschinen Industriegesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Franz Haas, Sr., Franz Haas, Jr., Johann Haas
  • Patent number: 4651634
    Abstract: A custom cone machine for the use on or off the place of dispersement for use of edible containers to serve varying types of food, such as dairy products, salads, etc. fresh and of varying ingredients commensurate with the type of food served. The machine is fully automatic in the timing, cooking and ejection of the finished cone. The injection of the batter requiring approximately 3 seconds, is with a hand held batter injector that does not require any particular skill in its use. Due to is being automatic in all phases of the cooking and ejection cycle, eliminates the handling of hot cones and equipment by the operator and is a distinct safety advantage over the present on-site cone making machines.Due to its unique injection and cycling action varying shapes, designs and sizes of food or dairy products, edible serving containers can be produced in a like manner as of the cones by the design and shape of the cooking heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Inventor: Sherwin L. Barton
  • Patent number: 4372734
    Abstract: Method for making a room temperature storage stable meat-containing solid pet food having a moisture content within the intermediate moisture range and simulating in appearance and texture marbelized lean red meat in chunk form which is prepared by the co-extrusion and blending of a first ingredient phase simulating lean meat and a second ingredient phase simulating fat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1983
    Assignee: General Foods Inc.
    Inventors: Francis H. Dolan, Michael S. Connor
  • Patent number: 4303690
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing hollow, thin-walled pastry articles, particularly cone shaped waffles, wherein a kneadable, firm dough body is conveyed to a plurality of baking molds of a cone baking apparatus, each baking mold consisting of a matrix and a patrix, the dough body being delivered into each matrix. The patrix or core of the mold is lowered into the matrix to distribute the dough body over the matrix wall, and is raised again to allow the escape of air and vapor developed by the dough body during baking. The lowering and raising operation of the patrix core is repeated several times and the patrix core remains in the lowered and raised position at varying intervals. The patrix is finally locked on the mold and after final baking the mold is opened and the finished hollow, cone shaped waffle is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1981
    Inventors: Franz Haas, Sr., Franz Haas, Jr., Johann Haas
  • Patent number: 4214517
    Abstract: A device for cooking bread articles such as buns, wherein the bun has a cavity formed therein. The buns are cooked about a die having one member which forms a cavity in the interior of the bun and a second member which forms a slot in the bun providing access to the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1980
    Inventor: Oscar D. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 4047477
    Abstract: A baking pan for the producing of an elongated hot dog receiving recess within a hot dog bun, said baking pan comprising a base having a plurality of dough receiving recesses, a member adapted to overlie said base, said member having a plurality of elongated oval shaped in cross section rods with each said rod adapted to be located slightly above each dough receiving recess and longitudinally thereacross, the member being securable by securing means to the base when the member is connected to the base, guide means to precisely position the member upon the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1977
    Inventor: Julius B. Berke
  • Patent number: 3980009
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing elongated products having a cylindrical shell enclosing a core material. The apparatus comprises a plurality of cylindrical moulds each associated with a core member which is laterally supported in a frame moving in unison with the moulds through the apparatus. Fluent raw materials are supplied to each mould and caused to solidify to form the finished products. The core members are axially displaceable in the supporting frame, and each core member is lowered into the associated mould before any of the raw materials is supplied. It is withdrawn from the mould when the material of the shell has been sufficiently solidified to permit the withdrawal. Before being withdrawn the core member may be rotated through a fraction of a revolution to facilitate its release from the product shell. When in their raised position, the core members are held against axial displacement and rotation by detent means on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1976
    Assignee: Dansk Andels Aegexport
    Inventors: Gunnar Christian Petersen, Ole Thisgaard, Steen Wiig
  • Patent number: 3943840
    Abstract: A pocket bun baking device including a pan, a female die means, and die supporting means connected to the female die means and to the pan. The female die means includes a plurality of pocket dies and bun divider plates. The die supporting means are rods connected to the top of each pocket die and divider plate. Both ends of each rod are movably connected to the top edge of the pan with the female die means positioned in the pan. The rod ends are movable to unlock the female die means in order that the female die means can be moved upwardly out of the pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1976
    Inventor: Brown Bolte