United States Patent


Fruit Manipulator Mold

Inventor: Bryan Riate. San Francisco, California

Filed: March 9, 2004

U.S. Class:


Field of Search:

47/26,29,3 264/337 249/55

References Cited

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A pre formed mold that manipulates the shape outcome of the natural growth shape of fruits. The housingis placed over a developing fruit of a plant. The inner cavity of the mold yields a desired shape that is occupied by the developing fruit as it grows into the pre-formed mold.


1. Molds fruit into basic shapes when fruit grows into full maturity.

2. Provides adequate conditions for developing fruit from a transparent form.

3. Flexible for growth.

4. Mold is reusable.

5. Matured fruit utilizes a shape that can be used in other applications.