Apparatus and method for curled extrudate

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9113657
APP PUB NO 20110091594A1
SERIAL NO

12978705

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An apparatus and method for producing a substantially spiral shaped food product is disclosed herein. The apparatus includes a die defining a plurality of apertures disposed in a circle about a center. The apparatus also includes at least one cutting blade disposed for rotation about the center and operable to intermittently pass fully across each of the apertures during rotation. The apparatus also includes a plurality of slicing blades arranged for individual rotation about one of the plurality of apertures. The plurality of slicing blades are also arranged for continuous extension less than fully across the one aperture. The apparatus also includes a planetary coupling arrangement operably disposed to facilitate reciprocating rotation between the at least one cutting blade and the plurality of slicing blades.

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KELLOGG COMPANYONE KELLOG SQUARE PO BOX 3599 BATTLE CREEK MI 49016

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Gimmler, Norbert Portage, US 18 290
Smith, Charles A Marshall, US 43 803
Willoughby, Chris Battle Creek, US 12 43

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