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Interlocking kibble with evenly distributed inclusions
This invention by Mars, Inc. allows for a more even distribution of kibble
pieces and dried fruit or vegetable inclusions in a dry pet food package.
The various kibble shapes are designed to " interlock, " and the dried inclusions
are coated in oil, making them more dense. This can help prevent the
kibbles and inclusions from segregating inside the package.
US Patent No. 11,304,428 (April 19, 2022), Duclos, L. et al., assigned to
Mars, Incorporated, McLean, VA.
Dual-material pet treat
This design by Polyshot Corporation is a toothbrush shaped pet treat,
with ridges at the base of the treat, the " bristles " of the toothbrush and a
squiggle of toothpaste.
US Patent No. D948,840 (April 19, 2022), Hepler, D. C., assigned to
Polyshot Corporation, West Henrietta, NY.
Getting gravy into canned pet food
Nestlé Purina describes a mechanism for producing a canned, loaf-style
pet food product with a viscous, gravy- or gel-like filling. The concept ensures
the filling remains enclosed by the loaf matrix after retorting and
addresses the need for maintaining production speed and output during
processing.
US Patent No. 11,311,031 (April 26, 2022), Jensen, M. et al., assigned to
Societe des Produits Nestle S.A., Vevey, CH.
Hot dog for a hound
Speaking to humanization, this hot dog-shaped pet treat might appease a
begging dog at the dinner table or during a backyard barbeque.
US Patent No. D950,186 (May 3, 2022), van Eyk, G. et al., assigned to
Spectrum Brands, Inc., Middleton, WI.
Achieving a meaty texture
Chunks of meat can be incorporated in a complete-and-balanced pet food
formula in a variety of ways, but this invention describes a method for improving
the appearance and texture of these ingredients. The process involves
multiple scraped heat exchanges arranged to transform a meat slurry
mixture into irregular, randomly shaped chunks.
US Patent No. 11,324,233 (May 10, 2022), Ray, T. K., assigned to USPET
Nutrition, LLC, Fair Haven, NJ.
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