The ten patents cover a range of innovative solutions.
This cooling jacket for industrial mixers has a bowl sheet, which includes first and second horizontal rails mounted lengthwise as well as multiple vertical rails mounted in a staggered pattern. The rails enclose coolant channels on the rear and front sections of the bowl sheet for viscous substances and can be incorporated into or used in combination with the mixing technology.
US Patent No. 9,894,904 (Feb. 20, 2018), M. Hall and K. Lang, assigned to Shaffer Manufacturing Corp., Urbana, Ohio.
The design of a double tortilla is shown in this patent.
US Patent No. D810,393 (Feb. 20, 2018), D. Hladek and M. Hladek, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA.
Used to unload dough prepared in kneading machines, this device can overturn tanks for operation simplification. The tipping unit is mobile along the vertical support and structured between a lowered and raised position. A system drives this unit between the positions to move it about the axis.
US Patent No. 9,907,313 (Mar. 6, 2018), D. Drocco, assigned to Sancassiano S.p.a., Roddi, Italy.
An assembly for moulding dough into a flat disk, this tortilla press has a removable, reversible moulding plate between a base and push plate. This portable machine operates via a lever, which includes a roller for flattening product. The plate has two sides for forming two different-sized tortillas.
US Patent No. 9,913,481 (Mar. 13, 2018), K. McCarney, Burbank, Calif.
A star-shaped snack product is displayed in this patent.
US Patent No. D812,840 (Mar. 20, 2018), M. Adams et al., assigned to Frito-Lay North America, Inc., Plano, Texas.
This patent shows a puffed snack with varied textures.
US Patent No. D812,841 (Mar. 20, 2018), M. Adams et al., assigned to Frito-Lay North America, Inc., Plano, Texas.
Creating ball-shaped foods, this forming machine uses a casing, pair of sheet-forming rollers, sheet guide, cutter roller and blade. The casing has a receiving chamber, and the cutter blade is disposed on the cutter roller and rotates along with it. Additional first and second rollers define multiple ball-forming gaps, with the first being close to the blade.
US Patent No. 9,918,482 (Mar. 20, 2018), D. Xie, assigned to Dasin Machinery Co., Nantou County, Taiwan.
Bakery products can incorporate this soy protein product obtained from high oleic soybeans such as the species Glycine max, Glycine soja or one that is cross compatible with Glycine max. These are used to improve whiteness and reduce viscosity and gel strength in foods.
US Patent No. 9,918,485 (Mar. 20, 2018), S. Knowlton and C. Blaisdell, assigned to E. I. DuPont De Nemours and Co., Wilmington, Del.
To create chip-like snacks, this apparatus has first and second popping machine sections that each include a pneumatic-driven compression cylinder and a mould plate attached to it. The mould plates compress ring moulds, which are located between the sections. During use, the apparatus applies controlled compression between the first and second steps that lasts milliseconds.
US Patent No. 9,924,738 (Mar. 27, 2018), D. Graham, assigned to Frito-Lay North America, Inc., Plano, Texas.
This process is used to prepare small, tender cakes. Sheet cakes are sliced into sleeves, fillings can be added inside the cake leaf, and frosting is templated and rolled around the cake similar to rolling sushi. The cake is sliced into shorter segments and presented vertically on a serving dish after being decorated.
US Patent No. 9,930,894 (April 3. 2018), L. Shubert, Key West, Fla.
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