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8887626 Blower intensified gas flame kettle  
A blower intensified gas flame kettle including a kettle disposed in an upper housing and a gas burner disposed in a lower housing and having gas burner jets at least partially inserted into the...
8307756 Time-to-clean-filter indicator system for a popcorn popping machine and method  
An indicator system for use with a popcorn popping machine providing a sensory perceptible signal to a user that ventilation filters should be cleaned. The indicator system may automatically track...
8216622 Automatic popcorn popper with flexible load capabilities  
An automatic popcorn popper which has selectable load capabilities for popping various differently sized loads of corn. A heat control system is provided having a selector switch for selecting one...
7874244 Self contained popcorn popper  
An improved popcorn popper (10) has effluent filtration structure to treat the oil laden vapor and steam effluent from popping popcorn within the popper and with discharge of effluent having less...
7814825 Oil delivery system for a popcorn popping machine  
An oil delivery system for a popcorn popping machine to deliver cooking oil to a kettle of the popping machine. In one embodiment, the oil delivery system includes more or more containers of oil...
6872923 One pop popcorn popper  
A popcorn machine for automatic activation of the popping cycle is disclosed. The popcorn machine has a kettle with a heating element controlled by a thermostat. Popping corn is placed in the...
6770315 Coffee roaster having multiple roasting stages  
A roaster for roasting coffee beans includes a roasting chamber having a top and a bottom for holding coffee beans when the beans are being roasted, a cover seated on the top of the roasting...
6672201 Automatic popcorn popper with flexible load capabilities  
An automatic popcorn popper which has selectable load capabilities for popping various differently sized loads of corn. A heat control system is provided having a selector switch for selecting one...
6647866 Processing device for coffee beans  
A processing device for coffee beans to undergo a de-husking, bean-halving, membrane removing and roasting device to proceed with a de-husking, bean-halving, membrane removing and roasting step of...
6534103 Control apparatus and methods for popping popcorn  
Apparatus and methods for popping popcorn comprise a heated kettle which is controlled and monitored according to the temperature of the kettle. The kettle is initially heated to a start cook...
6412396 Popcorn popping apparatus  
A popcorn popping apparatus for increasing the use of popcorn as a packaging material by popping popcorn in large volumes. The popcorn popping apparatus includes a housing having top, side, and...
6382087 Coffee bean roaster with recirculated, filtered exhaust airflow  
In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a coffee bean roaster with recirculated, filtered exhaust airflow. The coffee bean roaster includes a roasting drum sized and configured...
6260479 Method and apparatus for roasting coffee  
Control of the roasting fluidized bed of coffee. It is governed by determining when the pyrolysis of the roasted batch is at its peak. The roasting is then stopped after a predetermined period of...
6234063 Solid state controlled popcorn machine  
A solid state controlled popcorn machine is disclosed which is used in conjunction with a popcorn machine. The components of the machine are electronically controlled by a controller which is a...
6220148 Kettle type corn popper  
A stainless steel cabinet has a carbon steel kettle for popping corn which includes apparatus to maintain the popping corn within the kettle during the cooking stage and to prevent spilling of...
6187353 Hot air popcorn machine  
A hot air popcorn machine including a programmable control system for precisely controlling various operating parameters including air flow and air temperature to enable the machine to...
6135011 Automated corn popper  
An automated batch popcorn popper includes a tiltable kettle actuated by a motor drive controlled to operate in a single batch and automatic dump process. An operator fills the kettle with popping...
6112644 Coffee bean roaster  
A coffee bean roaster having an annular coffee bean receptacle, an air passageway extending from a source of outside air to the annular coffee bean receptacle, and a fan positioned in the air...
6098526 Automated corn popping apparatus with oil conduit system  
This invention discloses an automated corn popping apparatus including a kettle, a support arrangement for supporting and operating the kettle, a display arrangement for enclosing the corn popping...
6092458 Automatic popcorn popper with thermal controller  
Apparatus and methods for popping popcorn comprise a heated kettle which is controlled and monitored according to the temperature of the kettle. The kettle is initially heated to a start cook...
6053093 Coffee roaster with roasting profile control  
A device for roasting coffee beans in small quantities. The device includes a housing, coffee bean roasting basket, chaff collector, heater and fan to conduct the roasting operation. Thermosensors...
5996480 Apparatus for roasting coffee beans  
An improved apparatus for roasting raw coffee beans includes a main housing (10) having an air inlet (24). A blower assembly (18,20,22) is disposed within the housing (10) and is in fluid...
5771779 Automated corn popping apparatus  
This invention discloses an automated corn popping apparatus including a kettle assembly, a support arrangement for supporting and operating the kettle assembly, a display arrangement for...
5771778 Marketing system  
A marketing apparatus comprising a housing having the appearance of an antique jukebox; a display supported by the housing; an aromator supported by the housing and selectively emitting an aroma;...
5662024 Solid state controlled popcorn machine  
What is disclosed is a microprocessor controlled popcorn machine. The processor is programmed with an auto cycle to insure the correct popping of popcorn. The popcorn machine has a kettle with a...
5657684 Popcorn vending machine  
A popcorn vending apparatus according to the invention includes a cup dispenser for dispensing a cup in an area accessible by a purchaser, a cooker assembly for cooking corn kernels and dispensing...
5630357 Dispenser for foods or drinks  
A doll controlling device controls a doll driving device to make a doll carry out movement for selling foods or drinks. A releasing device releases one of foods or drinks from a food or drink...
5419238 Popcorn dispensing machine  
A popcorn machine (10) for measuring a metered amount of popcorn, cooking the popcorn fresh in the machine, and dispensing the freshly cooked popcorn into a manually positioned cup (3a) in the...
5359788 Coffee roaster  
A coffee roaster which roasts coffee beans in an oven chamber employing both radiant and convection heating techniques while the beans are continually intermixed in a fluidized bed rotating in the...
5309825 Popcorn vending machine  
A vending popcorn machine for measuring out a metered amount of popcorn, cooking the popcorn fresh in the machine, and dispensing the freshly cooked popcorn into a manually positioned cup in the...
5263405 Hot air corn popper for packaging  
A hot air corn popping machine supplies popped corn which is useful as a packaging material. Unpopped kernels are fed into a hopper and through a motorized feed unit and sensor switch which...
5035173 Automatic popcorn popping apparatus  
An apparatus for the automatic, continuous popping of popcorn having an upper storage compartment, heating coils for providing heat inside the upper storage compartment, a popcorn popping kettle,...
5033363 Apparatus for popping popcorn  
An automatic, hot air corn popping machine has a feed conveyor to transport unpopped corn from a reservoir to the base of a popping tube forming part of the popping chamber, a damper-controlled...
5020688 Hot popcorn microwave vending machine  
The present invention relates to a vending machine designed to dispense one of a plurality of different flavors and/or types of popcorn. The device includes storage for the various types of...
5018615 Vending machine for particulate comestibles  
A vending machine for particulate comestibles that includes a conveyor screw for delivering a predetermined quantity of particulate comestibles accurately and includes a perforated plate located...
4952766 Sensor and pop detector for microwave popcorn control  
A closed-loop control for sensing the completion of popcorn popping in a microwave oven and automatically shutting down the oven. A microphone type sensor is acoustically coupled to the microwave...
4949632 Circuit for monitoring and controlling the flow of hot air in equipment for roasting coffee, nuts and similar edible commodities  
A circuit permits of monitoring the temperature and the color of coffee in the drums of roasting equipment, and controlling the flow of hot air with dampers operated in pairs by respective...
4947740 Popcorn popper  
A single serving-on-demand-popcorn popper employs a flat member with an orifice defining an open-ended chamber of predetermined volume. The member is rotatable about an axis perpendicular to its...
4873409 Closed-loop microwave popcorn control  
A closed-loop control for sensing the completion of popcorn popping in a microwave oven and automatically shutting down the oven. A sensor is acoustically coupled to the microwave oven cavity and...
4870238 Microwave oven popcorn control  
A closed-loop control for sensing the completion of popcorn popping in a microwave oven and automatically shutting down the oven. A sensor is acoustically coupled to the microwave oven cavity and...
4848591 Commodity package transporting/discharging device for automatic vending machine  
When a commodity package fed out from a commodity column accommodating a plurality of commodity packages has been accommodated in a package holder of a transporter, the transporter is moved along...
4763568 Popcorn popper  
A popcorn popper utilizing an oil heating mechanism with a pair of heating elements for heating kernels of unpopped corn to form popcorn is disclosed. The popcorn popper includes a base member and...
4724290 Microwave popcorn popper  
A popcorn popper for popping unpopped corn in a microwave oven having a cavity therein and producing a source of microwave energy, comprising a popping section transparent to microwaves for...
4602147 Roasting timer  
A timer for controlling the roasting of food products which create sounds during the roasting process through the explosive release of steam and gases generated by the cooking process. The system...
4417505 Pop corn preparing and dispensing machine  
An automatic machine for preparing pop corn comprises a vertical shaft (17a) the bottom of which is closed by a rotary grid (3) beneath which an electric resistor (7) is provided for causing the...
4307657 Popcorn popping and vending machine  
A manually actuated popcorn machine which heats, pops kernels of corn, and delivers a specified amount of popped corn to a waiting container in a short time. The popcorn machine includes a...
4288686 Thermostat for popcorn cooking containers or the like  
A thermostat is disclosed which includes a bimetal element in the form of an elongated strip and a trip mechanism formed by an elongated metal strip and a member having a U-shaped portion...
4182229 Automatic popcorn machine  
An electric motor drives a cam through one revolution during a corn popping cycle. One end of a pivoted lever bears against the periphery of the cam at its bottom to thereby hold the bottom cover...
4171667 Popcorn vending apparatus  
Disclosed is popcorn vending apparatus including a hot air cooker assembly, an elevator type supply assembly for furnishing raw kernels to the cooker, a cup dispenser, a dispenser including a pump...
4046066 Continuous flow expander for expanding particulate material  
A continuous flow expander for expanding particulate material, more specifically for grain or cattle fodder, is provided whereby material to be expanded is transported in a substantially...

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