Five manufacturers and suppliers were issued patents.
This patent displays the ornamental design for a pretzel bite.
US Patent No. D910,271 (Feb. 16, 2021), G. Gottenbusch, assigned to Ditsch USA, Cincinnati.
In this patent, the invention particularly relates to a device for providing dough pieces on a moveable surface. The dough piece may be formed by a funnel followed by one or more pairs or rollers, which — dependent on the dough type used — may be toothed rollers. The dough may then be led to a dispensing opening then cut into pieces that fall onto the substrate.
US Patent No. 10,925,287 (Feb. 23, 2021), J. Van Blokland, assigned to Radie B.V., Culemborg, the Netherlands.
The ornamental design for a biscuit, as shown and described.
US Patent No. D911666 (March 2, 2021), T. Sidenstein, et al., assigned to Griesson-de Buekelaer GmbH & Co. KG, Polch, Germany.
This patent describes a method for forming dough pieces where the dough is continuously extruded through a nozzle and placed on a conveyor without causing deformation. The system includes the extruding component and a cutting device.
US Patent No. 10,939,687 (March 9, 2021), Y. Tokuhara, et al., assigned to
Rheon Automatic Machinery Ltd., Utsunomiya, Japan.
In this patent, the automated production line includes a press unit that receives a dough ball and flattens it. The pressing unit includes a top plate and a heated bottom plate. After flattening the dough, a flipper then guides the piece to a baking surface to create the product.
US Patent No. 10,952,442 (March 23, 2021), M. Agarwal, assigned to
Mukesh Agarwal, Mumbai, India.