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5 Patents (and One Bonus Trademark) to be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Posted on Nov 23, 2022 in Blog

1. U.S. Patent No. 5,074,777 for “APPARATUS FOR MAKING A SPLIT PIE”

U.S. Patent No. 5,074,777,  which consists of “a pie dividing assembly adapted to be inserted into a conventional circular pie pan once it is covered with a bottom sheet or layer of pie dough for separating the pie into a plurality of separate and distinct pie sections, preferably two, each adapted to receive a different and distinct pie filling…”, may come in handy for indecisive pie consumers. No need to decide between pumpkin and pecan!

2. U.S. Patent No. 2,276,178 for “MEAT THERMOMETER”

Where would we be this Thanksgiving without our trusty meat thermometers? U.S. Patent No. 2,276,178 granted to Rochester Manufacturing Co. Incorporated in 1942 relates to a bi-metallic thermometer, specifically for detecting the temperature of roast meats.

3. U.S. Patent No. 10,849,460 for “ROTISSERIE TURKEY DEEP FRYER”

Experimenting with a deep-fried turkey? U.S. Patent No. 10,849,460 is directed to a residential frying system for deep-frying a whole turkey while meeting certain safety restrictions for cooking oil volume.

4. U.S. Patent No. 6,607,106 for “AEROSOL VALVE”

U.S. Patent No. 6,607,106 provides an improved valve for dispensing a fan-favorite whipped topping from a pressurized dispenser with less “sputtering” to your pie slice of choice.

5. U.S. Patent No. 7,172,335 for “AUTOMATIC MASHED POTATO SYSTEM”

Looking for a shortcut this year? U.S. Patent No. 7,172,335 introduces an “automatic mashed potato system for efficiently and automatically creating seasoned mashed potatoes.” The verdict is still out whether this machine can beat grandma’s secret recipe.



U.S. Trademark Registration No. 1,406,947 for the mark TURDUCKEN™, originally registered to the late chef Paul Prudhomme, covers the goods of Thanksgiving legends – more specifically, “combination turkey, duck and chicken entrée…” This not-so-traditional Thanksgiving dish has cemented its place in popular culture, largely credited to the stuffed meat’s featuring on John Madden’s NFL broadcasts.


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