Baking manufacturers and suppliers received patents for newly created equipment, designs and processes.
The raised center of this English biscuit includes the words “Ms Vitie’s Thins” with multiple small ovals above it.
U.S. Patent No. D841,931 (Mar. 5, 2019), J. Sindall et al., assigned to United Biscuits Ltd, Hayes, Great Britain.
To prepare a cake, this moulding creates the flour-based core and finishing such as icing. A rigid support layer with an inner surface and flexible lining layer with an outer surface are incorporated. The moulds come in round, square, rectangular and more intricate shapes.
U.S. Patent No. 10,212,947 (Feb. 26, 2019), K. McMunn, assigned to Cake Effects, L.L.C., Lake Wales, Fla.
By using frozen biscuit dough that bakes without prior thawing, this method reduces preparation time. The dough includes grain flour, water and a leavening system with a combination of monocalcium phosphate and a leavening alkali. More than one leavening acid can be used.
U.S. Patent No. 10,226,051 (Mar. 12, 2019), J. Conley et al., assigned to General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis.
This apparatus was designed to cut a sheet of dough into less sharp and squared-off edges. The cutter is blunt to obtain a rounder look. This invention can be used as a wheel cutter, rotary drum cutter or a reciprocating head cutter.
U.S. Patent No. 10,238,119 (Mar. 26, 2019), J. Evans et al., assigned to General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis.
This pan comprises four baking moulds and can be used in industrial bakeries. A plate is fastened to the structure by a joint shaft to cover the pan and prevent the bread from rising too much. When the shaft tilts, an attached hook catches the plate.
U.S. Patent No. 10,219,519 (Mar. 5, 2019), T. Moro, assigned to Magar Invest, S.L., Barberà del Vallès, Spain, and Raquel Sofia Ferreira Santos, Maia, Portugal.
For processing sheeted dough, this line includes a conveyor and sensors that can detect color and weight differences. A sifter is arranged above the conveyor and deposits flour onto the dough. The flour sifter has controls for decreasing or increasing the amount dispensed.
U.S. Patent No. 10,219,520 (Mar. 5, 2019), J. Van Blockland, assigned to Radie B.V., Culemborg, The Netherlands.
In this method, bread dough is baked with a removable insert, which is made with a polymer or a metal alloy. These inserts should have the size and shape of a hamburger meat patty. After being baked and cooled, the bread is cut into two pieces and the insert is removed to form a cavity.
U.S. Patent No. 10,219,521 (Mar. 5, 2019), Y. Huang, Beverly Hills, Calif.
To press dough, this system connects a cover to a pressing plate; the cover reduces wear to the plate through greater heat and less pressure or through vacuum pressure. One or more spacers can be placed between the cover and pressing plate and adjusted to the thickness and diameter of products.
U.S. Patent No. 10,238,120 (Mar. 26, 2019), E. Lawrence, assigned to Lawrence Equipment, Inc., South El Monte, Calif.
This patent shows a round waffle with a cannabis-leaf shape design in its center.
U.S. Patent No. D844,280 (April 2, 2019), W. Owczarski, Ventura, Calif.