General Mills issued US patent for 'coated food product and method of preparation'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , April 18, 2014 () – General Mills, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,697,159) developed by eight co-inventors for a "coated food product and method of preparation." The co-inventors are Thomas J. Nack, Hopkins, Minn., Terry R. Harrington, Albertville, Minn., Victor T. Huang, Maple Grove, Minn., Anthony J. Larson, St. Paul, Minn., Christine Nowakowski, Plymouth, Minn., Alan A. Oppenheimer, Savage, Minn., Noel Pollen, Hopkins, Minn., and Michael A. Staeger, Minnetonka, Minn.

The patent application was filed on Jan. 25, 2010 (12/692,702). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=86,97,159.PN.&OS=PN/86,97,159&RS=PN/86,97,159

Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

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