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1. WO2020118148 - PRODUCT SPREADER APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD

Publication Number WO/2020/118148
Publication Date 11.06.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2019/064864
International Filing Date 06.12.2019
IPC
A23P 20/15 2016.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
23FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
PSHAPING OR WORKING OF FOODSTUFFS, NOT FULLY COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS
20Coating of foodstuffs; Coatings therefor; Making laminated, multi-layered, stuffed or hollow foodstuffs
10Coating with edible coatings, e.g. with oils or fats
15Apparatus or processes for coating with liquid or semi-liquid products
A23P 20/20 2016.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
23FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
PSHAPING OR WORKING OF FOODSTUFFS, NOT FULLY COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS
20Coating of foodstuffs; Coatings therefor; Making laminated, multi-layered, stuffed or hollow foodstuffs
20Making of laminated, multi-layered, stuffed or hollow foodstuffs, e.g. by wrapping in preformed edible dough sheets or in edible food containers
B25J 11/00 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
11Manipulators not otherwise provided for
B25J 15/00 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
15Gripping heads
B25J 17/02 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
17Joints
02Wrist joints
B25J 15/12 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
15Gripping heads
08having finger members
12with flexible finger members
CPC
A23P 20/15
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
23FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
PSHAPING OR WORKING OF FOODSTUFFS, NOT FULLY COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS
20Coating of foodstuffs; Coatings therefor; Making laminated, multi-layered, stuffed or hollow foodstuffs
10Coating with edible coatings, e.g. with oils or fats
15Apparatus or processes for coating with liquid or semi-liquid products
A23P 20/20
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
23FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
PSHAPING OR WORKING OF FOODSTUFFS, NOT FULLY COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS
20Coating of foodstuffs; Coatings therefor; Making laminated, multi-layered, stuffed or hollow foodstuffs
20Making of laminated, multi-layered, stuffed or hollow foodstuffs, e.g. by wrapping in preformed edible dough sheets or in edible food containers
B25J 11/0045
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
11Manipulators not otherwise provided for
0045Manipulators used in the food industry
B25J 15/0019
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
15Gripping heads ; and other end effectors
0019End effectors other than grippers
B25J 15/04
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
15Gripping heads ; and other end effectors
04with provision for the remote detachment or exchange of the head or parts thereof
B25J 15/12
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
JMANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
15Gripping heads ; and other end effectors
08having finger members
12with flexible finger members
Applicants
  • ZUME, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • GOLDBERG, Joshua Gouled
  • MUTURI, Ndungu
  • WOOD, Ryan H.
  • MCCASLIN, Christopher
  • BURKE, William C.
  • TORRES, Ann L.
Agents
  • SMITH, Ryan C.
Priority Data
62/775,97306.12.2018US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) PRODUCT SPREADER APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD
(FR) APPAREIL, SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ D'ÉTALEMENT DE PRODUIT
Abstract
(EN)
An apparatus, system, and method are described for automating application of product, such as a sauce or a dressing, on, or to, a food item. In some embodiments, a head of an applicator makes contact with a surface of a food item, and the force of the contact and a pattern of travel across the food item may be selectively controlled.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un appareil, un système et un procédé pour automatiser l'application d'un produit, tel qu'une sauce ou un assaisonnement, sur un aliment. Dans certains modes de réalisation, une tête d'un applicateur entre en contact avec une surface d'un aliment, et la force du contact et un motif de déplacement au niveau de l'aliment peuvent être sélectivement commandés.
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