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Publication numberUS2357585 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 5, 1944
Filing dateApr 15, 1941
Priority dateApr 15, 1941
Publication numberUS 2357585 A, US 2357585A, US-A-2357585, US2357585 A, US2357585A
InventorsGalvin Stephen L, Sternfield George L
Original AssigneeContinental Foods Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2357585 A
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Sept. 5, 1944. s l. GALvlN ErAL PACKAGE Filed April 15, 1941 l VENTORS ALV/M .57 /fza TTRNEx/s BY SFOR@ Patented Sept. 5, 1944 UNITED sTATEs PATENT oFElcE PACKAGE Stephen L. Galvin, North Bergen, N. J., and George L. Sterniield, New York, N. Y., assiznors to Continental Foods, Inc., Hoboken, N. J., a corporation of Illinoisv Application April 15, 1941, Serial No. 388,597 3 claims.' (cass-171) the package-in a plastic mass.

Prior to our invention it has been common to put one or the other of these materials into the package first and the other on top of it, with the result that the sticky material tends to adhere to the wall of the package and, upon emptying the package for use, an indeterminate amount of the sticky material may remain adhering to the wall and thus the accurate measurement of the constituents of the composition which were furnished in the package may be upset in the actual use of the material from the package,

It is an object of our invention, therefore, to provide a package which includes sticky ingredients as well as dry fluent ingredients but which may be emptied as readily and as completely as though it included only the dry ingredients.

Another object of the invention is to provide a package in .which the wall ofthe container is protected against sticky or destructive ingredients of the plastic material.

Other objects of the invention will be evident from consideration of the followingvspecification and the accompanying drawing.

In this drawing and specification we have shown a preferred embodiment of our invention and have suggested various alternatives and modications, but it will be understood that -these are not intended tov be exhaustive norlimiting of our invention, but on the contrary are given for the purposes of illustration with a view to instructing others in the principles of our invention and the application thereof to practical use in order that others may modify and adapt the same in numerous forms according to the conditions of a particular use.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a view in longitudinal section taken parallel to the face of the package; and

Figure 2 is a view in transverse'section taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1.

In the package shown in the drawing, the container consists of an envelope I0, for example, of laminated sheet material, comprising an exterior II of paper or paper and metal foil or any other desired exible material, and a lining I3 of Pliolm or other grease-proof and moisture-proof material. At the bottom, the material of the bag is folded in loop form, as shown in Fig. 2; and at the sides and top the edges are sealed together in any suitable manner so that the contents within are hermetically sealed.

Within the bag at the bottom thereof and in contact with the lining I3 is a mass of dry granu-4 lar material. Taking, as one example, a dehydrated soup composition. This granular material may be a mass of noodles and within this mass approximately centered and insulated from the walls of the envelope by the dry granularmass I4 is a slug of plastic material I5. This plastic, in the case of the dehydrated soup, may contain chicken fat, dried vegetables, and/or vegetable flour, llavoring. ingredients, such as s0- dium glutamate, seasoning, such as salt, pepper, celery salt, onion salt, etc.

These ingredients are carefully measured and proportioned and designed to make a delicious soup when boiled with a predetermined quantity of water; and it is important, therefore, that the exact amounts supplied 4to the package should be delivered from the package and used in compounding the final soup. This has been achieved according to our invention by reason of the fact that the sticky plastic mass I5 is contained within the center of the fluent mass of noodles I4; and consequently when the package is opened and the contents dumped out the dry material protects the sticky plastic material against adhering to the walls of the container; and none of the material, therefore, will .be held behind in the packr age, but all will be delivered into the water in which the soup is to be made. The dry materials, of course, since they do not adhere will be readily discharged from the package.

If the package is lined with rubber lm, or with paper, or other materials which would be disintegrated or deteriorated by grease or by any other ingredient of the composition, such deterioration Will be prevented by our invention because the ingredients contained in the plastic mass Will be held away from the wall by the inert dry ingredients, which thus protect the wall against any deteriorating action of the ingredients inthe plastic mass.

What we claim is:

1. A food package which comprises a exible enVelOpe. a mass of dry fluent material therein and a mass of plastic containing grease, avoring and seasoning ingredients in accurately measured amounts, said plastic mass being within and wholly surrounded by the dry'material, and said dry uent materialand said plastic material together being adapted upon mixing to constitute a food composition.

2. A food package containing a mass of dry uent material in contact with the walls of the package and a mass of sticky plastic material within the mass of drymaterial and insulated from the walls ot the package by said dry material, said dry material and plastic material consisting of ingredients in measured quantities for combining in a single food composition.

3. A food package as dened in claim 2, in which the plastic material contains seasoning and flavoring ingredients.



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U.S. Classification426/589, 206/447, 229/68.1, 426/650, 426/106, 206/525
International ClassificationB65D81/32, B65D75/26
Cooperative ClassificationB65D75/26, B65D81/32
European ClassificationB65D81/32, B65D75/26