Patent Number: 6,170,391

Title: Method and apparatus for preparing a folded food product

Abstract: An apparatus for preparing a folded food product includes a filling machine (128) operable to deposit a filling (30) on a food wrap (20). The apparatus further includes a first folding element (134 and 136) that is configured to fold a first section (22) of the food wrap (20) over the filling (30). Additionally, the apparatus has a creasing device (222) and a folding belt (214) that is operable to fold the food wrap (20) along first and second creases formed by the creasing device (222). Furthermore, the apparatus includes a first crease plate (328) that is operable to place a third crease (26) in the food wrap (20) after the food wrap (20) exits the folding belt (214), and a second folding element (334 and 336) configured to fold the food wrap (20) along the third crease (26). The apparatus also has a second crease plate (340) that is operable to place a fourth crease (28) in the food wrap (20), and a third folding element (338, 344 and 346) configured to fold the food wrap (20) along the fourth crease (28).

Inventors: Pomara, Jr.; Johnny B. (Carrollton, TX)

Assignee: Industrial Catering, Inc.

International Classification: A21C 9/06 (20060101); A21C 9/00 (20060101); A21C 009/00 (); A21C 009/06 (); A21C 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018