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Publication numberUS20060068064 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/237,403
Publication dateMar 30, 2006
Filing dateSep 27, 2005
Priority dateSep 27, 2004
Publication number11237403, 237403, US 2006/0068064 A1, US 2006/068064 A1, US 20060068064 A1, US 20060068064A1, US 2006068064 A1, US 2006068064A1, US-A1-20060068064, US-A1-2006068064, US2006/0068064A1, US2006/068064A1, US20060068064 A1, US20060068064A1, US2006068064 A1, US2006068064A1
InventorsBret Richards
Original AssigneeBret Richards
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Quick dissolve packets
US 20060068064 A1
Abstract
This invention utilizes cellulose and starch to create a pouch that is filled with a measured amount of powdered baby formula. These pouches can be dissolved by a caregiver in a baby bottle or other container filled with the requisite amount of water to produce consumable baby formula.
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Claims(8)
1. A baby formula packet comprising an outer shell surrounding a powdered baby formula.
2. The baby formula packet of claim 1 wherein the outer shell is made of a starch and cellulose mixture.
3. The baby formula packet of claim 1 wherein the powdered baby formula is soy based.
4. The baby formula packet of claim 1 wherein the powdered baby formula is milk based.
5. The baby formula packet of claim 1 wherein the outer shell is square in shape.
6. The baby formula packet of claim 1 wherein the outer shell is rectangular in shape.
7. A baby formula packet comprising a square, cellulose and starch outer shell surrounding a soy-based powdered baby formula.
8. A system for manufacturing a baby formula packet comprising the steps of forming a dissolvable outer shell and inserting a powdered baby formula.
Description
CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This Non-provisional patent Application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Application No. 60/613,457 entitled “Quick Dissolve Packets” filed on Sep. 27, 2004.

FIELD OF THE DISCLOSURE

The disclosures made herein relate generally to baby formula. The invention discussed herein is in the general classification of powdered infant formula.

BACKGROUND

In order to properly care for a baby, a parent or other caregiver has to transport a number of items with him or her when away from home. Baby formula in liquid form is often brought with the parent or caregiver wherever he or she goes. Unfortunately, liquid baby formula must be put in some sort of container, often a baby bottle. If a caregiver spills the baby formula, the caregiver will not have the appropriate amount of baby formula available when feeding time arrives. Spillage of the formula can also be messy. To date, no adequate, non-liquid baby formula has been developed.

SUMMARY OF THE DISCLOSURE

Quick Dissolve Packets utilize a combination of cellulose and starch to create a pouch that is filled with a measured amount of powdered baby formula. These pouches can be dissolved by a caregiver in a baby bottle or other container filled with the requisite amount of water. The pouch will dissolve in the water and the powdered baby formula and water can be mixed to provide food for an infant.

Although the invention described herein is often referred to as baby formula or infant formula, it should be understood that it could be used for a variety of applications in the food industry.

The principal object of this invention is to provide powdered baby formula that is easily transported and that can be dissolved in water.

Another object of this invention is to provide a baby formula that is clean and easy to use.

Yet another object this invention is to provide an affordable baby formula.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 depicts a perspective view of the preferred embodiment of the invention.

FIG. 2 depicts a cross-sectional view of the preferred embodiment of the invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The Quick Dissolve Packets of the present invention are comprised of at least some of the following: a cellulose and starch packet and powdered baby formula.

In the preferred embodiment of the packet 1, shown in FIG. 1, a thin outer shell 2 surrounds powdered baby formula (not pictured). The outer shell 2 is roughly rectangular in shape and measures approximately one cubic inch in volume when filled.

In FIG. 2, a cross-section of the outer shell 2 reveals the powdered baby formula 3 that is contained within. The powdered formula 3 can be milk-based, soy-based, or contain other types of suitable ingredients.

The Quick Dissolve Packets are designed to allow a user to easily transport formula in non-liquid form to reduce the likelihood of messy spills. The Quick Dissolve Packets permit a user to simply fill an infant's bottle with the necessary amount of water and insert one packet into the bottle when an infant becomes hungry. The surrounding outer shell dissolves in the water to allow the powdered baby formula and water to mix to create a consumable liquid. To aid in this mixing process, a user can put the lid back onto the baby bottle and shake it.

Obviously, a user could utilize any container and mixing method to achieve the same results. It should also be obvious that any substance that is safe and dissolvable in water could be used for the outer shell. It is likewise obvious that any shape or size packet could be utilized in this invention.

It will be recognized by those skilled in the art that changes or modifications may be made to the above-described embodiments without departing from the broad inventive concepts of the invention. It should therefore be understood that this invention is not limited to the particular embodiments described herein, but is intended to include all changes and modifications that are within the scope and spirit of the invention as set forth in the claims.

Classifications
U.S. Classification426/130
International ClassificationB65D85/76
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/80, B65D65/46
European ClassificationB65D65/46