Leavened dough or batter packaging system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6635291
SERIAL NO

09729477

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The invention is a packaging system for refrigerated leavened dough or batter compositions and includes a method for determining package seal strength for a refrigerated leavened composition. The system provides an environment within the package such that the composition attains a desired specific volume upon baking or cooking. The method includes the process of determining the specific volume required for the refrigerated leavened composition after baking, determining internal equilibrium pressure required to attain the specific volume after baking, determining the package dimension subject to the internal equilibrium pressure, and defining the pressure holding capacity required to maintain this pressure during the storage life of the refrigerated composition.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
GENERAL MILLS, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN574

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Colman, Mark A Woodbury, MN 6 77
Perry, Michael R Plymouth, MN 28 345

Cited Art Landscape

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Pakor, Inc. (1)
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GENERAL MILLS, INC. (1)
5547694 Container for refrigeratable yeast-leavened doughs 18 1995
 
PAR WAY MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC., A CA CORP. (1)
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The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
5106635 Method of simultaneously microwave heating or baking plural articles, and concomitant package 38 1989
 
GENERAL MILLS MARKETING, INC. (3)
4904836 Microwave heater and method of manufacture 42 1988
4919949 Refrigerated dough container 9 1988
5084284 Container for refrigerated dough and method of forming a refrigerated dough product 41 1991
 
PRINTPACK ILLINOIS, INC. (2)
5164208 Apparatus for the formation of a clamped wave lid seal structure 9 1991
5240133 Clamped-wave lid seal structure 33 1991
 
KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC (1)
5366744 Refrigerated dough package and method 27 1994
 
ENTENMANN'S INC. (1)
4503083 High quality, reduced-calorie cake 14 1982
 
Campbell Taggart, Inc. (1)
4769245 Packaging process for baked goods 15 1986
 
PILLSBURY COMPANY, THE (6)
4297378 Refrigerated shelf stable pie crust dough 22 1980
4381315 Refrigerated dough and method of manufacture 38 1981
4388336 Dough product containing an organic acid leavener 13 1981
4415598 Method of processing dough to increase its baked specific volume 16 1981
4372982 Refrigerated shelf stable dough 17 1981
4526801 Refrigerated dough 19 1983
 
ICL PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS LP (2)
5409724 Leavening composition and process of making 8 1993
5405636 Leavening composition 13 1993
 
Seawell North America Inc. (1)
4840271 Improved thermoplastic skin packing means 99 1987
 
Creative Products Inc. of Rossville (1)
5296021 Aerosol-dispensable foodstuffs parting composition 21 1992
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
PILLSBURY COMPANY, THE (1)
* 2006/0263,494 Packaged dough product in flexible package, and related methods 15 2006
 
OVEN LUV'N LLC (2)
* 2007/0042,099 Ready to bake refrigerated batter 6 2006
* 2011/0183,059 READY TO BAKE REFRIDGERATED BATTER 0 2011
 
GENERAL MILLS, INC. (13)
* 2004/0241,292 Packaged dough product in flexible package, and related methods 7 2003
8187648 Packaged, developed dough production in low pressure package, and related methods 0 2005
* 2005/0281,922 Packaged, developed dough production in low pressure package, and related methods 1 2005
9314033 Refrigerated, chemically leavened doughs in package, with carbon dioxide atmosphere 0 2005
* 2009/0130,252 REFRIGERATED, CHEMICALLY-LEAVENED DOUGH IN LOW PRESSURE PACKAGE 0 2005
* 2009/0130,253 REFRIGERATED, CHEMICALLY LEAVENED DOUGHS IN PACKAGE, WITH CARBON DIOXIDE ATMOSPHERE 0 2005
* 2006/0177,558 Refrigerated dough and product in low pressure container 0 2006
* 2008/0193,612 Developed Dough Product in Moderately Pressurized Package, and Related Methods 4 2006
* 2007/0042,098 TOPICALLY APPLIED GARLIC ON REFRIGERATED DOUGH 0 2006
8407973 Food packaging with vertical to horizontal transfer loading 4 2010
* 2011/0027,438 HFFS PACKAGING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REFRIGERATED DOUGH 6 2010
9617022 Food packaging with vertical to horizontal transfer loading 0 2013
9848609 Refrigerated, chemically leavened doughs in package, with carbon dioxide atmosphere 0 2016
 
EURODOUGH (1)
* 2003/0180,420 Dough and container combination and method for making same 0 2003
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