TODAY’S PATENT – SHAPED TORTILLA
Reinventing the culinary landscape, the patent-protected Shaped Tortilla brings a playful twist to traditional flatbreads. Under the distinguished patent number USD774273S1, filed on December 13, 2013, and granted on December 20, 2016, in U.S, this inventive creation adds a delightful shape to the beloved tortilla.
The masterminds behind this culinary innovation are Robert G Clements from Plymouth, MN, Shivakumar Elayedath from Eden Prairie, MN, Amy R. Fleury from Arden Hills, MN, and Zachary Harder from Crystal, MN. Their collaborative effort has resulted in a tortilla that not only serves its functional purpose but also stands out for its unique design, offering a visually appealing element to meals.
The proud custodian of this patent is General Mills, Inc., an American multinational giant in the food industry based in Minneapolis, MN. Founded on the banks of the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls, General Mills initially gained fame as a large flour miller, and today, it is a key player in the production and marketing of branded processed consumer foods. With an active status and an anticipated expiration on December 20, 2030, the patent ensures that the Shaped Tortilla remains a symbol of innovation and creativity in the world of culinary delights. As we Savor the diverse offerings from General Mills, this patent-protected creation stands as a reminder that even the simplest of foods can be transformed into a canvas of culinary artistry.