Five manufacturers and suppliers were issued patents.
In this patent, the description highlights a cutting device for a dough extrusion machine. The cutting component includes a wire or blade mounted on the moveable frame.
US Patent No. 11,213,034 (Jan. 4, 2022), P. Bjerrum, et al., assigned to Haas Food Equipment GmbH, Vienna, Austria.
This patent describes how to produce a recombined cocoa product comprising grinding cocoa nibs to create a coarse cocoa slurry then separating the coarse cocoa slurry to make a precipitate and a supernatant. Afterward, milk powder is added to produce a refined precipitate composition that is combined with the supernatant to form the recombined cocoa product.
US Patent No. 11,219,226 (Jan. 11, 2022), A. Josyula, et al., assigned to Mars Inc., McLean, Va.
This patented innovation features a robotic device for storing, baking and discharging baked goods. A carrying device provides suspended mounting of the robot that takes stored products and transports them to a baking station and a discharging area.
US Patent No. 11,234,442 (Feb. 1, 2022), R. Weiss, et al., assigned to R. Weiss Verpackungstechnik GmbH & Co., Crailsheim, Germany.
Described in this patent is a method for making biscuits using a rotary mould to form an unbaked biscuit followed by embossing to add an imprint on the bottom and top of the product.
US Patent No. 11,234,443 (Feb. 1, 2022), M. Mihalos, et al., assigned to Intercontinental Great Brands, East Hanover, NJ.
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