Innovative patents were recently issued to Frito-Lay, AMF and more.
Designed to reduce labor costs and maximize floorspace, this dough feeder facilitates an output of dough to a subsequent processing device that may not have the capacity to hold a full batch of dough or may require feeding at a specified rate to maintain uniformity. It can be easily disassembled for routine cleaning and maintenance.
U.S. Patent No. 9,635,865 (May 2, 2017), N. Schmidt, Surrey, Canada.
This oven chain management system monitors several important conditions of the oven chain, extending the life of the chain while reducing lubrication costs for traveling tray, tunnel and continuous ovens. It can be applied to continuous final proofers, product coolers, conveyors or other bakery equipment with long chain lengths.
U.S. Patent No. 9,730,456 (August 15, 2017), P. Domenicucci et al., assigned to AMF Automation Technologies, LLC, Richmond, Va.
This patent showcases the design for a ring-shaped snack.
U.S. Patent No. D785,278 (May 2, 2017), R. Williams, assigned to Frito-Lay North America, Inc., Plano, Texas.
This baking liner has an aperture that allows dough batter to be injected into a casting mould that creates unique shapes and forms. The liner includes one or more wings that partially cover and can be folded through the opening of the mould and against the surface to hold the liner in place.
U.S. Patent No. 9,635,864 (May 2, 2017), T. Wirth et al., Atlanta.
In this patent, a deep, hollow packaging form is displayed.
U.S. Patent No. D785,466 (May 2, 2017), S. Son et al., assigned to CJ Cheiljedang Corp., Seoul.
This design patent displays the manipulated shape of a snack product.
U.S. Patent No. D785,280 (May 2, 2017), R. Williams, assigned to Frito-Lay North America, Inc., Plano, Texas.