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WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/165958
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A method of manufacturing a plurality of three-dimensionally shaped snack food chips, the method comprising the steps of: i. providing a plurality of dough sheets; ii. providing a belt assembly having an array of a plurality of three-dimensionally curved shaping elements extending from an upper surface of a belt; iii. depositing an array of the dough sheets onto the upper surface of the belt assembly so that the array of dough sheets and the array of shaping elements have a non-indexed relationship; iv. in a shaping step causing the dough sheets to slump at least partially under the action of gravity so that each dough sheet assumes an irregular three- dimensional shape including at least one three-d imen sionall y curved portion formed by a respective shaping element and at least some of the dough sheets slump to contact a portion of the belt adjacent to one of the shaping elements thereby forming a substantially flat portion of the resultant snack chip, the non- indexed relationship forming a population of differently shaped dough sheets from the plurality of dough sheets; and v. cooking the shaped dough sheets to form a population of differently shaped rigid snack food chips each having the respective irregular three-dimensional shape, each snack food chip having at least one three-dimensionally curved portion.

ABBAS,, Bob (29 Swifts View, Kirby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 9DX, GB)
BAKER,, Rebecca (16 Waterfield Road, Cropston, Leicestershire LE7 7HN, GB)
ESPINOZA,, Daniela Isabel Valdés (St James Place, Apt 14.George Road,Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 1PQ, GB)
BAILEY,, Richard (1 Birtley Coppice, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7AS, GB)
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Publication Date:
November 05, 2015
Filing Date:
April 29, 2015
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FRITO-LAY TRADING COMPANY GMBH (Spitalgasse 2, 3011 Berne, CH)
International Classes:
A47J37/04; A21D8/02; A21D13/00; A23L1/00; A23L1/01; A23L1/10; A23L1/164; A23L1/217
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
JENKINS, Peter David et al. (Page White & Farrer, Bedford HouseJohn Stree, London Greater London WC1N 2BF, GB)
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