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1. (WO2006080979) METHOD FOR CONTROLLING BULK DENSITY OF FRIED SNACK PIECES
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Pub. No.:    WO/2006/080979    International Application No.:    PCT/US2005/042956
Publication Date: 03.08.2006 International Filing Date: 29.11.2005
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    28.07.2008    
IPC:
A47J 37/12 (2006.01)
Applicants: FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC. [US/US]; 7701 Legacy Drive, Plano, Texas 75024-4099 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
DESAI, Pravin, Maganlal [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
MATHEW, John, Mampra [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
VOGEL, Gerald, James [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: DESAI, Pravin, Maganlal; (US).
MATHEW, John, Mampra; (US).
VOGEL, Gerald, James; (US)
Agent: CAHOON, Colin, P.; Carstens & Cahoon, LLP, P.O. Box 802334, Dallas, Texas 75380 (US)
Priority Data:
11/041,399 24.01.2005 US
Title (EN) METHOD FOR CONTROLLING BULK DENSITY OF FRIED SNACK PIECES
(FR) PROCEDE DE REGULATION DE LA DENSITE EN VRAC DE CHIPS
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A method and apparatus to impart a random curvature to frying pre-formed snack pieces in a multi-layer fryer through the use of a contoured submerger. The shape of the contours of a contoured submerger imparts a random final curvature to each snack piece as snack pieces pass through a glass transition during frying. The contours are chosen so as to achieve a desired bulk density for the packaged fried snack products. Such method and apparatus are also useful in controlling the amount of change in bulk density or amount of settling of a packaged product during shipping or handling.
(FR)L'invention porte sur un procédé et un appareil conférant une courbure aléatoire à des rondelles de chips préformées avant leur friture dans une friteuse à plusieurs étages à l'aide d'un submerseur ondulé dont les ondulations confèrent aux chips une courbure aléatoire alors qu'elles passent par la transition vitreuse pendant leur friture. Les ondulations sont choisies de manière à obtenir la densité en vrac désirée pour les chips empaquetées. Le procédé et l'appareil peuvent également servir à moduler la densité en vrac. et à mesurer le tassement des paquets lors du leur transport ou de leur manutention.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)