New equipment, designs and production methods were issued patents.
For removing the soft interior of a baked food such as a bagel from an outer crust, this device has a handle with an axle extending from its end. A motor inside the handle rotates the axle, which is coupled with a head that incorporates a cylindrical wall with scoops extending outwardly that remove the dough.
US Patent No. 10,098,357 (Oct. 16, 2018), S. Nasar, Vienna, Va.
This invention was designed to scrape off dough stuck to the inner wall of a mixing bowl to prevent waste and provide convenient cleaning. It includes a dough mixing assembly with a bowl, top cover and a transmission shaft that’s connected to a motor. A mixing unit attached to the transmission shaft has an upper end with a detachable scraper unit.
US Patent No. 10,111,442 (Oct. 30, 2018), Y. Deng, assigned to Housoen Electric Manufacture Co., Jiangmen, China.
In this rounder for artisan bread, dough pieces travel on a conveyor to a pair of shaping plates, which are located on the upper surface of the device and extend along the conveying direction. At least one of the shaping plates has a dough-holding section with a concave forming face on the inside opposite to the other shaping plate.
US Patent No. 10,117,437 (Nov. 6, 2018), K. Higuchi and S. Machinda, assigned to Rheon Automatic Machinery, Co., Tochigi, Japan.
A triangular pretzel cracker with holes in the center is displayed in this patent.
US Patent No. D834,781 (Dec. 4, 2018), V. Traynor, assigned to S-L Snacks National, L.L.C., Charlotte, N.C.
To prepare protein-based dough relaxers, a highly concentrated wheat protein is pre-reacted with a yeast product from inactivated non-leavening yeast or yeast extract in an aqueous slurry. Next, the pre-reaction is dried. The resulting dough relaxer can be used in formulas to enhance handling properties such as extensibility and reduce mixing times.
US Patent No. 10,172,364 (Jan 8, 2019), C. Maningat and N. Bassi, assigned to Manildra Milling Corp., Shawnee Mission, Kas.
This patent shows a rectangular cracker with small and large holes in its center.
US Patent No. D838,081 (Jan 15, 2019), C. Marks, assigned to United Biscuits Ltd., Hayes, United Kingdom.
A round Dutch waffle for snacking is presented in this patent.
US Patent No. D838,432 (Jan 22, 2019), A. Pruisken and M. Sia, assigned to Rip Van Wafels, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dough portions for tortillas and other flatbreads can be packed into capsules for refrigerated and unrefrigerated storage. Gas-tight sealed with foil and conveyed in an upside-down position on a conveyor belt, these capsules are placed on a holding ring. The foil is removed by two adjacent shafts, and the dough falls onto a baking plate while an upper baking plate presses down to bake both sides.
US Patent No. 10,182,574 (Jan 22, 2019), C. Ruiz et al., assigned to Flatev AG, Zurich.
For bakery crusts with fillings, this machine shapes product using a shutter piece, which opens and closes an enclosure formed by multiple shutter pieces, much like the iris on a camera. This portion of the device has rotating shafts on the same circumference to either shape the dough or wrap the filling with a crust.
US Patent No. 10,182,576 (Jan. 22, 2019), S. Hashimoto and T. Oderaotoshi, assigned to Rheon Automatic Machinery Co., Tochigi, Japan.
A pair of upper and lower rollers each have a thermally conductive belt passing over them in this device. Heating elements sit between the upper rollers and between the lower rollers and can be separately controlled to give the machine specific baking capabilities. The system can also include a cooling element to moderate the temperature of portions of the belt that are not actively involved in the dough transportation.
US Patent No. 10,194,667 (Feb. 5, 2019), J. Klein, Glen Burnie, Md.