Today, the Kellogg Company is one the top breakfast cereal companies in the World with over $14 billion in revenue last year, and as the recipient of several annual awards and recognitions.  Did all of this success start with a patent over 120 years ago? Perhaps.

On April 14, 1896, John Harvey Kellogg received a patent (US558,393) for a cereal commonly known today as KELLOGG’S CORN FLAKES. The patent is titled “Flaked Cereal and Process of Preparing Same,” and claims a process that involves soaking, heating, drying, rolling and baking a grain to create flaked cereal.  The text of the patent claims are shown below:

kellogg cereal patent

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