WO2012094291A3 - Microwavable container system - Google Patents

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WO2012094291A3
WO2012094291A3 PCT/US2012/020039 US2012020039W WO2012094291A3 WO 2012094291 A3 WO2012094291 A3 WO 2012094291A3 US 2012020039 W US2012020039 W US 2012020039W WO 2012094291 A3 WO2012094291 A3 WO 2012094291A3
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container
interior chamber
side wall
food
seal
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PCT/US2012/020039
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Akou Amefia
Kevin Brady
Brian Carman
Christopher ROWOTH
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H.J. Heinz Company
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A21BAKING; EDIBLE DOUGHS
    • A21DTREATMENT, e.g. PRESERVATION, OF FLOUR OR DOUGH, e.g. BY ADDITION OF MATERIALS; BAKING; BAKERY PRODUCTS; PRESERVATION THEREOF
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    • A21DTREATMENT, e.g. PRESERVATION, OF FLOUR OR DOUGH, e.g. BY ADDITION OF MATERIALS; BAKING; BAKERY PRODUCTS; PRESERVATION THEREOF
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    • A21D17/00Refreshing bakery products or recycling bakery products
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    • A21D17/006Refreshing bakery products or recycling bakery products refreshing by thawing or heating with microwaves
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A23FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
    • A23LFOODS, FOODSTUFFS, OR NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES A23B - A23J; THEIR PREPARATION OR TREATMENT, e.g. COOKING, MODIFICATION OF NUTRITIVE QUALITIES, PHYSICAL TREATMENT; PRESERVATION OF FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS, IN GENERAL
    • A23L23/00Soups; Sauces; Preparation or treatment thereof
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A23FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
    • A23LFOODS, FOODSTUFFS, OR NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES A23B - A23J; THEIR PREPARATION OR TREATMENT, e.g. COOKING, MODIFICATION OF NUTRITIVE QUALITIES, PHYSICAL TREATMENT; PRESERVATION OF FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS, IN GENERAL
    • A23L5/00Preparation or treatment of foods or foodstuffs, in general; Food or foodstuffs obtained thereby; Materials therefor
    • A23L5/30Physical treatment, e.g. electrical or magnetic means, wave energy or irradiation
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    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
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    • B65D2581/3489Microwave reflector, i.e. microwave shield
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Abstract

A microwavable food storage and packaging system includes a first container having a side wall extending from a bottom wall and a second container having a second side wall extending from a second bottom wall. The first container defines a first interior chamber for storing a first food having a first specific heat. A first shielding material is disposed on the bottom and side wall of the first container, and a second shielding material is disposed over and removably coupled to an upper surface of the first container to seal the first interior chamber. The first and second shielding materials together define an opening through which microwave energy may pass. The second container defines a second interior chamber for storing a second food having a second specific heat. A film is disposed over and removably coupled to an upper surface of the second container to seal the second interior chamber.
PCT/US2012/020039 2011-01-04 2012-01-03 Microwavable container system WO2012094291A2 (en)

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US61/429,545 2011-01-04

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US20080210686A1 (en) * 2007-03-02 2008-09-04 Conagra Foods Rdm, Inc. Multi-Component Packaging System and Apparatus
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