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Oven forming assembly
Used for proofing and cooking corrugated dough crusts, this system includes a
forming assembly with at least one parallel cylinder opposing a base. Other inventions may incorporate a conveyor or multiple parallel cylinders and spaces in
an alternating series.
US Patent No. 9,814,244 (Nov. 7, 2017), K. McFarland, Mesa, AZ.
This device consists of an open mixing container sitting on a frame in the upper
part of the apparatus. A single-shaft agitator is fastened to a tool configured as a
rotor body in the lower part of the apparatus. The system's agitator is adjustable to
allow for large and small quantities of liquid or paste-like consistencies for making baked goods.
US Patent No. 9,814,245 (Nov. 7, 2017), J. Haas et al., assigned to
Haas Food Equipment GmbH, Vienna.
Shortening particle compositions
The preparation of dough products such as biscuits, pizza crusts and cinnamon
rolls can use shortening particle compositions that are low in trans and saturated
fats. At room temperature, the majority of these individual particles do not
adhere to one another so they can be handled, dispensed and applied to dough as
separate particles rather than a single solid.
US Patent No. 9,814,250 (Nov. 14, 2017), B. Erickson et al., assigned to
General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis.
Triangular prism snack
This patent illustrates the design of a snack food in a triangular prism shape.
US Patent No. D802,880 (Nov. 21, 2017), J. Mathew et al., assigned to
Frito-Lay, Inc., Plano, TX.
This process is used to package and store unproofed, proofed and partially proofed
dough products. It can also cook proofed dough products. The purpose of the
packaging material is to hold muffin or roll batter - without creating a reaction
- and shape it before it's baked.
US Patent No. 9,820,492 (Nov. 21, 2017), N. Galluch et al., assigned to
Rich Products Corp., Buffalo, NY.
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