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Title:
AN IMPROVED CONTINUOUS PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING A PITA CHIP
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2014/022701
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A continuous process and the accompanying equipment for making a chip product, such as pita chips. The process involves cutting sheeted dough into continuous longitudinal strips, and cooking them to form hollow tubes. In some embodiments, these tubes are split longitudinally. Also disclosed is a vacuum-assisted splitter. These bread tubes or strips are cured in an accelerated process. The bread tube is trimmed into chip-sized pieces. In one embodiment, the pita bread strips are cut into chip-sized pieces using a continuous, low- pressure water jet cutting system. The resulting chip-sized pieces are nearly uniform in size, shape, and texture.

Inventors:
BERNARD, Donald, Casimir (5213 Southern Hills Drive, Frisco, TX, 75034, US)
DIERMEIER, Donna, Jan (10 Remington Terrance, Highland Village, TX, 75077, US)
ELSAWY, Tamer, Morad (11177 Coventry Lane, Frisco, TX, 75035, US)
JOSEPH, Ponnattu, Kurian (701 Rosita Street, Irving, TX, 75062, US)
MATHEW, Renu (4597 Hinton Drive, Plano, TX, 75024, US)
SAMBASHIVAN, Sid (6201 Chapel Hill Blvd, Apt. 2915Plano, TX, 75093, US)
WILLIAMS, Rogers (9201 Clearview Drive, McKinney, TX, 75070, US)
Application Number:
US2013/053285
Publication Date:
February 06, 2014
Filing Date:
August 01, 2013
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC. (7701 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX, 75024-4099, US)
International Classes:
A21C11/10; A21D6/00; A21D13/00
Foreign References:
US6291002B12001-09-18
US20030091696A12003-05-15
US20110256277A12011-10-20
US4889043A1989-12-26
US20120196015A12012-08-02
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US6746701B22004-06-08
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Other References:
See also references of EP 2879501A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
GOURLEY, James, R. et al. (Carstens & Cahoon, LLPP.O. Box 80233, Dallas TX, 75380, US)
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