Method of preparation of food product with edible images

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9788559
APP PUB NO 20070292573A1
SERIAL NO

11761031

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A topical high resolution image of edible ink and having a resolution of at least 100 dots per inch is applied to a top major surface of a length of food (14) in the form of a thin fruit based paste or confection slurry by a digital imaging printer (130). The length of food (14) is at a temperature of at least about 75° C. at the time of application. During application, the food (14) is supported upon a moveable platform (136) mounted by parallelogram links (138) and which is moved parallel to the digital imaging printer (130) according to a condition of the top major surface upon which the topical high resolution image is applied and detected by detecting provisions (144).

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GENERAL MILLS, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN576

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Smith, Donald J Minneapolis, US 38 788

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
* 4394693 System and method for generating enlarged or reduced images 103 1980
 
MARS, INCORPORATED (2)
* 2002/0114,878 Chocolate confectionery having high resolution printed images on an edible image-substrate coating 4 2000
* 2004/0086,603 Edible inks for ink-jet printing on edible substrates 22 2003
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (1)
* 6698877 Offset printing apparatus for applying a substance 18 2002
 
VIVID IMAGE TECHNOLOGY (1)
* 2005/0088,693 Decorating system for edible products 10 2004
 
GRAFIX (1)
* 5795395 Cake decorating system and method 23 1997
 
CHOCOLATE PRINTING COMPANY (1)
* 6499842 Foodstuffs imaging process and apparatus 14 2000
 
GENERAL MILLS, INC. (2)
* 5723163 Rolled food item 11 1997
* 6153233 Food item and its fabricating methods 14 1998
 
FUJIFILM DIMATIX, INC. (1)
* 2005/0157,148 Printing on edible substrates 22 2004
 
KELLOGG NORTH AMERICA COMPANY (1)
7933443 Image variety on edible substrates 4 2009
 
LJMC, LLC (1)
7435439 Edible temporary tattoos 2 2002
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