Apparatus for forming three dimensional food products

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4886441
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07117659

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An apparatus for forming food materials into three dimensional shapes that may be made to duplicate the appearance of a variety of natural food products. The machine includes a dual rotary, matching forming cavity apparatus for producing, at continuous high speeds, food products in a variety of shapes. One embodiment of the invention employs a plurality of forming bars mounted in the dual rotary drums of the machine, the forming bars are easily removable and replacable with similar bars having different products forming cavities. Cam operated means are associated with the drums or the forming bars for ejecting formed products from the cavities.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
FOOD FORMING CORPORATIONRENO, NV0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lortz, James L Modesto, CA 2 32

Cited Art Landscape

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KRAFT FOODS HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
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MONSANTO COMPANY (1)
* 4323533 Rotary forming of articles 30 1980
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KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC (2)
5304055 Apparatus and methods for the production of three-dimensional food products 31 1991
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STORK TITAN B V (3)
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MAREL FRANCE (2)
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* 2004/0155,129 Arrangements for moulding portions of minced meat such as streaks, meatballs etc. 3 2003
 
MARS, INCORPORATED (2)
6270826 Method for forming confectionery product 12 1999
6764293 Apparatus for forming confectionery product 14 2001
 
KELLOGG COMPANY (2)
7883735 Apparatus and method for curled extrudate 3 2007
9113657 Apparatus and method for curled extrudate 0 2010
 
GEA FOOD SOLUTIONS BAKEL B.V. (1)
9380790 3D-food product forming apparatus and process 0 2011
 
SEALED AIR CORPORATION (US) (1)
* 2008/0205,965 SURFACE SCRUBBER WITH ROTATING PAD 3 2008
 
MATERIALS RESEARCH INNOVATIONS CORPORATION (1)
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GENERAL MILLS, INC. (1)
* 5342188 Device for crimping and cutting dough ropes 16 1993
 
MAREL TOWNSEND FURTHER PROCESSING B.V. (1)
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