Concurrently printing an image on a food product and a corresponding image on packaging for the food product

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7819489
APP PUB NO 20080231680A1
SERIAL NO

12052164

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A method for printing images on food and packaging for the food. The method includes the step of moving a plurality of food products along a first production line to a first printing station. The method also includes the step of moving a plurality of containers along a second production line to a second printing station. This step is performed during the step of moving the plurality of food products. The method also includes the step of printing a first image on at least one of the food products during the step of moving the plurality of food products. The method also includes the step of selecting a second image from a plurality of differing images in response to the first image. The second image is complementary to the first image. The method also includes the step of printing the second image on one of the containers during the step of moving the plurality of the containers. This step is preformed concurrently with the step of printing the first image. As a result of the concurrent printing of the first and second images, a printed food product and a printed container, respectively, are produced. The second image on the printed container complements the first image printed on the food product.

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KELLOGG COMPANYONE KELLOG SQUARE PO BOX 3599 BATTLE CREEK MI 49016

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gambino, Charles Kalamazoo, US 18 120
Ostrowski, Dan Battle Creek, US 2 9

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