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They Invented What? (No. 229)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on July 16, 2013

U.S. Pat. Appl. Pub. No. 20080124431:  Hollow hot dog.

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1. A food product comprising: a generally cylindrical hot dog with a hollow core formed therein.

2. The food product according to claim 1, wherein said hollow core extends along a longitudinal axis of said hot dog.

3. The food product according to claim 1, wherein a diameter of said hollow core transverse to the longitudinal axis is at least half of an outer diameter of said hot dog.

4. The food product according to claim 1, wherein a diameter of said hollow core transverse to the longitudinal axis is between about one-quarter and three-quarters of an outer diameter of said hot dog.

6. The food product according to claim 1, wherein said hollow core is at least partially filled with a condiment.

7. The food product according to claim 1, wherein said hot dog is at least partially covered by an enclosure.

8. The food product according to claim 7, wherein said hot dog is hermetically sealed in said enclosure.

9. The food product according to claim 7, wherein said enclosure is a sleeve having at least one open end.

10. The food product according to claim 9, wherein said sleeve is configured to allow said hot dog or contents in said hollow core to be squeezed out the open end.

11. The food product according to claim 7, wherein said enclosure is edible.

12. The food product according to claim 7, wherein said enclosure is non-edible.

13. The food product according to claim 7, wherein said enclosure is heatable together with said hot dog.

14. The food product according to claim 1, wherein said hollow core is offset with respect to the longitudinal axis of said hot dog.

15. The food product according to claim 1, comprising a plurality of hollow cores formed in said hot dog.

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  1. Chuck said, on July 17, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Whee doggies Uncle Jed !

  2. European patent attorney said, on August 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    The hollow core formed in hot dog comprising what? Air? I can’t believe that anyone would like to pay money for a hot dog filled with air. How stupid is that…


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