Five manufacturers and suppliers were issued patents.
In this patent, the innovation includes a method of creating and scoring dough pieces from dough strips and using a caustic wash and baking to make authentic-flavored pretzel bites.
US Patent No. 11,324,225 (May 10, 2022), G. Gottenbusch, et al., assigned to Ditsch USA, Cincinnati.
This patent describes a device and a process for bending dough pieces, in particular croissants. The system includes conveyors and other components to automatically bend individual dough pieces into their desired shape.
US Patent No. 11,344,033 (May 31, 2022), J. Van Blokland, assigned to Radie B.V., Culemborg, The Netherlands.
The ornamental design of a house-shaped pastry is shown and described in this patent.
US Patent No. D953,688 (June 7, 2022), C. Block, et al., assigned to Chuck Block and Dan Blanchard, San Diego
The invention includes a system where an unsliced sub roll is butterfly cut open, allowing ingredients to be deposited before folding it back to complete the sandwich that is finally sliced in half, bagged or wrapped.
US Patent No. 11,357,254 (June 14, 2022), K. Saccone, Jr., assigned to Kevin J. Saccone, Jr., Medfield, Mass.
This patent highlights an oven for cooking food with a conveyor within the oven chamber, a burner assembly and more.
US Patent No. 11,369,117 (June 28, 2022), W. Schjerven, Sr., et al., assigned to The Middleby Corp., Elgin, Ill.