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Publication numberUS2813033 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 12, 1957
Filing dateMay 11, 1955
Priority dateMay 11, 1955
Publication numberUS 2813033 A, US 2813033A, US-A-2813033, US2813033 A, US2813033A
InventorsErnst Schneider
Original AssigneeErnst Schneider
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Method for packaging or preparing a group of formed pieces of edible doughy material ready for cooking
US 2813033 A
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Nov. 12, 1957 E. SCHNEIDER 2,813,033

METHOD FOR PACKAGING OR PREPARING A GROUP OF FORMED PIECES OF EDIBLE DOUGHY MATERIAL READY FOR COOKING Filed May 11, 1955 uvvtzvrox ERNST SCHNEIDER.

iJnited States Patent Ofiice 2,813,033 Patented Nov. 12, 1957 METHOD FOR PACKAGING OR PREPARING A GROUP OF FORMED PIECES OF EDIBLE DOUGHY MATERIAL READY FOR COOKING Ernst Schneider, Mahopac, N. Y. Application May 11, 1955, Serial No. 507,644 8 Claims. (Cl. 99 -172) This invention relates to, generally, the preparation and production of dough for making cookies and biscuits, and more particularly to the method and means of grouping together as a unit a number of such doughy pieces 011 respective single carrier sheets and bonding them to the sheet to prevent their shifting or sticking together during transportation and handling; and further relates to the production of a package containing a plurality of said carrier sheet units disposed in layers.

It is an object of the present invention to provide upon a carrier sheet of suitable material a plurality of doughy pieces conditioned ready for cooking, baking or setting while still on said carrier sheet.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide carrier sheets containing ready to cook or bake cookies for packaging in layers within a container.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a method for making ready such carrier sheets for deposit in layers in a container.

A still further object of the present invention is to condition the carrier sheet upon which the doughy pieces are deposited, either before or after the deposit, so that the doughy pieces may suificiently adhere to the carrier sheet layer to maintain the same in spaced relation thereon and in fixed position until packed in a container.

Yet another object of the present invention is to heat the carrier sheet before, after or at the time the doughy pieces are being deposited upon said carrier sheet to anchor or stick the pieces to the carrier sheet and thus prevent the pieces from shifting while the carrier sheets are being packed or being handled.

Another object of the present invention is to facilitate such anchoring by applying a relatively slight pressure to the doughy pieces after they have been deposited upon the-carrier sheet.

A still further object of the present invention is to produce a package containing a number of layers of earrier sheets, each carrier sheet containing a plurality of doughy pieces for making cookies, the carrier sheets being of such material, for example, foil, metallized paper or other paper which may be placed in an oven or other suitable heating apparatus to cook or bake the doughy pieces thereon.

It has been found that to prepare such formed doughy or confection pieces for packaging and ready use when unpacked, the formed doughy pieces should be deposited on a thin, flexible supporting carrier sheet such as metal foil, metallized paper, etc., and that in order to prevent the formed doughy pieces from shifting, the carrier sheet should be treated either by heating or spraying with a suitable substance and preferably the doughy pieces should be pressed against the supporting carrier sheet, for example, as with a pressure roller, to facilitate or aid adherence of the pieces to the carrier sheet.

Advantages of the foregoing are to prevent the doughy pieces from shifting or disarranging or sticking together in the package during transportation etc.; also when, say, for example, a housewife desires to bake the cookies or other products, all she need do is to withdraw the carrier sheets from the package and place them in the oven. The pieces being adhered to the carrier sheets the same is thus prevented from shifting or from sticking together.

The above and further objects and advantages are at tained by the invention herein disclosed. The drawing shows one practical application by which the invention may be realized.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a machine capable of carrying out the invention; and

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a carrier sheet unit having adhered thereto a group of doughy pieces ready for cooking, baking or setting.

Referring now more in detail to the drawing, there is illustrated in Fig. l a schematic layout of a biscuit or cookie making and stacking machine, comprising a dough container 1, engraved roller 2, feeding roller 3, reciproeating knife scraper 3a, suction roller 3!), conveyer belt 14, container 5 for holding and dispensing tinfoil or other suitable carrier sheet material, pressure roller 6, wax paper container and dispenser 7, carrier sheet feeder 8, wax paper feeder 9, stacking container 10, second conveyer belt 4, and heating unit comprising the heating elements 15 and 16, and base or bed 17.

The machine will be described with reference to the production of doughy pieces for making cookies, it being understood, however, that this is by way of example only, as the machine in its depicted form or with some variations may be employed for making biscuits or cookies within its scope.

The doughy material is placed in container or hopper 1 and fed by feeding roller 3 into the forms 2a on engraved roller 2. The reciprocating scraper knife 3a scrapes off the excess dough above the forms 2a and as the engraved roller rotates, the suction roller 3b which may be rubber, and is located between the top and bottom portions of conveyer belt 14 and rotates in the opposite direction to the engraved roller 2, sucks out the formed doughy pieces from the forms 2a onto the top portion of belt 14. Hopper or container 5 deposits carrier sheets of tinfoil or .the like onto conveyer belt 4 and the formed doughy pieces are deposited from belt 14 onto the carrier sheets 11 as the latter are conveyed by belt 4. Below conveyer belt 4, there is disposed a heating unit 15, 16 which although shown in the drawing as burners 16 and plate 15, may be any suitable electric or other heating device. Mounted on base or bed 17 is the pressing roller 6. The heating unit heats the belt 4, the heat being transferred to the foil or paper 11 and as the loaded carrier sheets pass under pressure roller 6,, the latter presses lightly the formed doughy pieces to the sheets 11. Thus, by heating the carrier sheets 11 and applying pressure to the formed doughy pieces, the latter are anchored to the sheet.

The conveyer belt 4 now causes the filled carrier sheets 11 to travel to a position in front of Wax paper dispenser 7 and the wax carrier sheets 12 are deposited upon the filled sheets 11 after which the latter are deposited in layers in container 10.

It is to be understood that in lieu of using the sheets 11 and 12 already cut, there may be provided means for continuously feeding the sheets from a roll or rolls and then the continuous Web or webs of material may be later cut, manually or automatically by any suitable means.

The packaged goods are ready for use. They Will be vended in stores and all that the purchaser would have to do is open the package, withdraw the sheet layers successively and place them in the oven.

While the invention has been described and illustrated with respect to a certain particular preferred example, it will be understood by those skilled in the art after understanding the principle of the invention, that various changes and modifications may be made without depart- I ing from the spirit and scope of the invention and it is intended therefore in the appended claims to cover all such changes and modifications.

What is claimed is:

1. A method for packaging a group of formed doughy pieces ready for cooking comprising heating a carrier sheet, depositing on said carrier sheet the said doughy pieces which adhere thereto because of said heat, applying pressure to the deposited doughy pieces to facilitate adhering thereof to the said carrier sheet and depositing a plurality of said carrier sheets having the doughy pieces adhered thereto in stacked array in a container.

2. In a method for preparing a group of pieces of doughy material to be transported for a subsequent heat application to make the same edible, said doughy material being adapted to adhere to a surface upon application of heat, steps which comprise continuously transporting a carrier sheet, heating the carrier sheet, depositing edible pieces on the heated carrier sheet, applying pressure to the pieces, and collecting said sheets in a stacked array.

3. In a method for preparing a group of pieces of doughy material to be transported for a subsequent heat application to make the same edible, said doughy material being adapted to adhere to a surface upon application of heat, steps which comprise continuously transporting carrier sheet material, depositing said pieces of doughy material on said sheet material, and heating the undersurface of said pieces of doughy material whereby the latter is made to adhere to said sheet material.

4. In a method for preparing a group of pieces of doughy material to be transported for a subsequent heat application to make the same edible, said doughy material being adapted to adhere to a surface upon application of heat, steps which comprise continuously transporting carrier sheet material, depositing said pieces of doughy material on said sheet material, heating the undersurface of said pieces of doughy material whereby the latter is made to adhere to said sheet material, and applying pressure to said pieces of doughy material to cause further adherence of the latter to said sheet material.

5. In a method for preparing a group of pieces of doughy material to be transported for a subsequent heat application to make the same edible, said doughy material'being adapted to adhere to a surface upon application of heat, steps which comprise continuously transporting carrier sheet material, depositing said pieces of doughy material on said sheet material, heating the undersurface of said pieces of doughy material whereby the latter is made to adhere to said sheet material, applying pressure to said pieces of doughy material to cause further adherence of the latter to said sheet material, and collecting groups of said pieces of doughy material in their sheet-adhered state in stacked array.

6. In a method for preparing a group of pieces of doughy material to be transported for a subsequent heat application to make the same edible, said doughy material being adapted to adhere to a surface upon application of heat, steps which comprise continuously transporting carrier sheet, heating the carrier sheet, depositing on said heated sheet the dough pieces which adhere thereto because of said heat, applying pressure to the pieces by means of a roller to further cause the pieces to adhere, and depositing in stacked array groups of dough pieces in their sheet-adhered state in a container.

7. A method of packaging a group of formed pieces of edible doughy material and maintaining said pieces in fixed position, which comprises depositing upon a carrier sheet the said pieces, applying heat to cause said pieces to adhere to said sheet in said fixed position, and depositing said carrier sheet having the doughy pieces adhered thereto in a container.

8. In a method for preparing a group of pieces of doughy material to be transported for a subsequent heat application to make the same edible, said doughy material being adapted to adhere to a surface upon application of heat, steps which comprise depositing upon a transportable carrier sheet said pieces, and applying heat to said pieces to adhere to said sheet whereby shifting of said pieces on said sheet may be prevented and transportation of said sheet may be facilitated.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification426/392, 426/272, 425/373, 426/420, 53/436, 426/413, 53/447, 426/394, 425/89
International ClassificationB65B25/00, A21C11/06, A21C11/00, B65B25/06, B65B15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA21C11/06, B65B15/00, B65B25/06
European ClassificationB65B25/06, A21C11/06, B65B15/00