Five manufacturers and suppliers were issued patents for equipment and ingredient creations.
This patent is for a stamp plate and a system for producing shell-shaped goods made with cocoa or other chocolate ingredients. The stamp plate comprises a substantially flat base body and one or more temperature-controlled stamps that are arranged on the system. The stamps drop down into a cavity of a mold where the chocolate or cocoa has been deposited to create the products.
US Patent No. 10,779,553 (Sept. 22, 2020) M. Pack, et. al., assigned to Bühler, Uzwil, Switzerland.
This patent is for making foods containing at least 1.5% and up to 30% by weight total ingredients of a chicory plant material or flour with reduced bitterness. The process also provides a method for obtaining a chicory product with reduced bitterness, which involves blanching chicory roots or root chips, drying the chips, and optionally grinding and incorporating them into flour, dough or other food products. The patent also shows how to grow the chicory plant.
US Patent No. 10,785,982, (Sept. 29, 2020) B. Justice, et. al., assigned to Philip Morris Products, Neuchatel, Switzerland.
This patent explains how to create tortillas that serve as edible carriers and are soft but still hold a preformed shape. Specifically, the tortillas come in various sizes and can hold a plethora of food fillings. The patent also includes ways to package and use the products in several food applications.
US Patent No. 10,785,985, (Sept. 29, 2020) J. Griebel, et. al., assigned to General Mills, Minneapolis.
This innovation provides a way for creating intensified whole grain cereal flour by combining pulsed electric fields with ultrafine pulverization. That process starts with cleaning the bran and middling and ends with uniformly mixing the treated bran with flour to obtain whole grain cereal flour.
US Patent No. 10,785,983, (Sept. 29, 2020) X. Zeng, et. al., assigned to South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.
Here’s a bloom-resistant method for freezing and packaging fresh products such as donuts. The patent describes how the donuts are frozen in a spiral freezer and how to package them properly.
US Patent No. 10,785,986, (Sept. 29, 2020) J. Torres San Juan, et. al., assigned to Dawn Food Products, Jackson, Mich.