Dough product and method of packaging

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9828138
APP PUB NO 20160107794A1
SERIAL NO

14514447

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A canned dough product includes at least one dough product loaded in a lower compartment of a container and at least one additional ingredient provided in an upper compartment, with the upper and lower compartments being spaced by a separator. The dough expands upon proofing in the container, causing the separator to shift and vary the volumes of the compartments. The expanding dough abuts a central region of the separator, causing the separator to flex, engage an inner surface of the container and become fixed in the container, while the lower compartment becomes fluidly sealed from the upper compartment and different pressures are established in the compartments.

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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
Buccellato, Jim T Blaine, US 1 0

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
PILLSBURY COMPANY, THE (1)
* 4388336 Dough product containing an organic acid leavener 13 1981
 
GENERAL MILLS, INC. (4)
5447236 Multiple compartment package 20 1994
5749460 Undercup assembly 15 1995
* 2010/0098,815 CANNED DOUGH PRODUCT HAVING INGREDIENT POUCH 1 2007
2012/0258,211 COMPARTMENT CONTAINER INCLUDING A SECONDARY RESERVOIR PACKAGE 1 2011
 
GENERAL MILLS MARKETING, INC. (1)
2011/0280,998 COMPARTMENT CONTAINER INCLUDING A SECONDARY RESERVOIR PACKAGE 4 2011
 
SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC. (4)
6109470 Container and condiment cup for refrigerated dough or like products 7 1997
5950913 Composite dough container with multiple stacked ingredient cups 17 1998
6116500 Composite container 15 1998
6152355 Tubular container with raised panel design 11 1999
* Cited By Examiner

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