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8820219 Food preparation system  
An automated food preparation system is described. It allows precise, automated control of the food preparation process, and has the ability to perform an automated cleanup. It comprises at least...
8816223 Fry station with integral portion weight sensing system and method  
A food portion preparation station has an integral portion weight sensing system configured for portion control. A fry ribbon with integral portion weight sensing includes a weight sensor and...
8741368 Method and apparatus for deep-frying foods  
A method for deep-frying foods in which the foods to be deep-fried are delivered to hot oil or fat and transported out of the hot oil after a predetermined residence time, wherein a steam zone...
8689679 Automatic cooking medium level control systems and methods  
An automatic cooking medium level control system for a cooking apparatus, e.g., a fryer, may include a cooking vessel having a first temperature sensor at a first level of the cooking vessel and a...
8549866 Cooling tunnel and method for operating the same  
A cooling tunnel includes an infeed port for feeding objects, a discharge port for discharging objects, successive treatment stations for treating the objects with a cooling medium, and a conveyor...
8307758 Continuous stir-fry cooking apparatus  
A continuous stir-fry cooking apparatus of a rotating drum type includes a heating drum having a cooking ingredient charging portion at one end and a product discharging portion at the other end,...
8276505 Food preparation system  
An automated food preparation system is described. It allows precise, automated control of the food preparation process, and has the ability to perform an automated cleanup. It comprises at least...
8276506 Cooking assistance robot and cooking assistance method  
A cooking assistance robot is capable of efficient mixing using ingredients that are unlikely to be evenly heated. The cooking assistance robot performs cooking by physically moving ingredients in...
8101892 System and method for monitoring food  
Systems and methods for monitoring conditions that affect the quality of food being served. Conditions such as temperature and elapsed time affect the quality of food and the safety of food...
7930973 Automated cooking apparatus  
An automated cooking apparatus to replicate a chef's stir-frying cooking skills on using a utensil, a combination of using a utensil and wok-flip mechanism, or a wok-flip mechanism to enhance...
7758904 Method and apparatus for slicing foodstuffs  
A method and apparatus for slicing of foodstuffs is provided that has a rotatable disc with a radial slot, a knife blade projecting above the rotatable disc, an angled chute for conveying...
7739947 Apparatus for preparing meals  
An apparatus (10) for preparing meals, which is suitable in particular for use on board a commercial aircraft, includes a meal preparation unit (12) and a supply unit (14). The supply unit (12)...
7647865 System for heating and extraction of food products in automatic dispensing machines  
System for the heating and extraction of food products in automatic dispensing machines, for use in automatic dispensing machines for food products conserved on cold trays until their consumption...
7640755 Dynamic process control  
A method and apparatus for defining the processing of an ingredient of a manufactured product, particularly one that is manufactured “one-the-spot” to a consumer's specification, such as ice...
7461589 Appliance for making food that requires the use of heating, stirring, and liquid addition  
A countertop cooking device for automating the preparation of food that requires stirring, heating, and the addition of liquid is proposed. The cooking device comprises a body containing a heated...
7281468 Automatic sandwich dispenser and method for automatically dispensing sandwiches  
In order to dispense fresh sandwiches at any place and at all hours, this invention proposes an automatic sandwich dispenser which comprises a plurality of compartments in which whole fresh...
7234391 Bread maker  
A bread maker including an oven compartment, parallel kneading drums inside the oven compartment that alternate between winding and unwinding rotations, and a drum driving part rotating the...
7174830 Robotic cooking system  
An automated system of preparing food designed with the preparation of Chinese food in mind, the system can be adapted to whatever type of food is desired by the user. The system uses one or more...
7168362 Bread maker and control method thereof  
A bread maker including a main body forming an oven compartment; a pair of kneading drums inside the oven compartment, each kneading drum having a holding part holding opposite ends of a mixing...
6997105 Separation device for dough pieces  
A separation device for dough pieces (2) is provided with an inlet portion for delivering a plurality of dough pieces (2), a separation unit (26) for separating the dough pieces (2) delivered and...
6979803 Taco shell heating apparatus  
A taco shell heating apparatus for providing a fast, convenient, oil free way to heat taco shells. The taco shell heating apparatus includes a housing with four slots positioned through a top wall...
6935224 Bread maker and control method thereof  
A bread maker including a main body divided into an oven compartment and an electric component compartment; a pair of parallel kneading drums spaced apart from each other inside the oven...
6827005 Integrated cooking and cutting instrument for fast food Doner Kebab and method therefor  
An automated broiling and cutting device for the production of cooked Doner meat. A rotating unit carries meat containers for holding Doner meat to be cooked. The meat containers rotate about the...
6800314 Multi-tier rotary grill  
A multi-tier rotary grill for grilling and heating food items such as hot dogs, sausages, metts and similar food items. The rotary grill includes heated rollers that are arranged in vertically...
6662710 Charging apparatus for transferring bakery products into and from an oven  
The invention relates to a charging apparatus for transferring bakery products into and from an oven. The charging apparatus comprises a charging table, which is transferable to a first position...
6578468 Continuous mixer or stir fry cooker  
An apparatus for continuously mixing food products or for continuous high temperature frying on a heat exchange surface. The rotation of an agitator (12) pushes the food product toward the...
6539841 Device for automatically preparing food  
A device for automatically preparing food is provided. The device includes a hot plate for heating a pot. Above the hot plate, a chamber is arranged. In the chamber, an exchangeable cartridge is...
6526874 Apparatus for making pizza  
An apparatus and method for making pizza includes a housing and a plurality of canisters containing fresh dough stored in the housing. A cutting blade is disposed in the housing and is movable...
6523457 Pasta machine  
A pasta machine includes a housing with a removable container for holding a liquid such as water, and the housing includes a heater for heating the liquid to a boiling state. An enclosed colander...
6405640 Roasting oven  
A roasting oven system includes elongate food holding wire mesh baskets, each having an axis of rotation defined by a left and right axial device secured to respective end walls of the baskets....
6354193 Roaster oven for roasting hot dog  
A roaster oven for roasting hot dog includes a roaster oven body, a roast frame and a transmitting device combined together. The roaster oven body has an opening on a top side for the roast frame...
6162478 Method and device for preparing chicken eggs  
The invention relates to a process for preparation of hen's eggs during which the eggs are put into a cooking chamber of an egg-cooking container (2) closeable by a cover (8), which chamber...
6150637 Method for controlling the duration of heating and/or cooking in an oven and oven for implementing the method  
The invention concerns a method for controlling the duration of heating and/or cooking an undetermined amount Z of a given food product (5) placed in an oven chamber (1) comprising a heat source...
6109169 Grilling appliance  
A grilling appliance includes a housing having a vertical food compartment for receiving a food article in a vertical position, a heated first grill plate mounted in a vertical position in one...
6065390 Bakery pan indexing apparatus and method  
A conveyor indexing mechanism for a bakery production line includes a variable speed motor, a conveyor, a number of baking pans, a dough packet drop mechanism, a sensor, and a timing generator....
6022572 Apparatus and method for determining load size of food product  
An apparatus and method for determining a load size of a food product in a cooking device is described. The apparatus includes a carrier assembly for receiving a food product; a cooking vessel...
5997928 Method and apparatus for verifying contents of vending systems  
A method and apparatus designed to insure the integrity of food and food service in vending cart. Specifically, disclosed is a system that ensures the integrity of the food will not be...
5997924 Automated process for making pizza  
An automated self-service pizza process and system comprises a vending machine with self-contained cooking and processing equipment to rapidly prepare delicious pizza. The stand-alone unattended...
5974951 Apparatus and dough making unit for preparing fried potato product from dehydrated potato  
An automatic apparatus for delivering formed, freshly fried potato products from a dehydrated potato granulate. The apparatus includes a frying unit with a frying vessel, heating element, device...
5873299 Machine and method of dispensing food items with edible inner part and outer baked dough part  
A machine for dispensing food items has a cooling unit for accommodating packages of edible inner part and separately outer baked dough part; a unit for opening a package with the edible inner...
5863579 Plant and method for coagulting pasteurizing and cooking food  
A plant and method for coagulating, pasteurizing and cooking food having a liquid or pasty base including a plurality of stations, devices for implementing a processing step on the food in each...
5755150 Clamshell griddle  
A clamshell griddle is designed so that the rising, lowering and rotating motions of the platen and the setting of distance between the griddle and the platen main body can be effected...
5642657 Toaster with cover for reduced energy consumption  
A toaster having a mechanically actuated cover for each of one or more toasting volumes. Each cover at least partially covers a toasting volume within the toaster during toasting, thereby reducing...
5632198 Automatic cooking apparatus  
In the automatic cooking apparatus of the present invention, when a conveyor start signal is received from a master control section, a CPU uses a foodstuff detecting sensor to detect whether a...
5619906 Control apparatus for automatic cooking apparatus  
An automatic cooking apparatus with a control apparatus prepares various food items by combining plural kinds of food stuffs. The apparatus is formed of a plurality of delivery devices, each...
5586486 Automated deep fryer  
An automated deep frying system includes a refrigerated food storage compartment having a portion controller and dispenser, an isolated cooking chamber having a frying vessel and a food basket...
5564329 Apparatus for supplying specified quantity of cooking material  
A specified-quantity supply apparatus of the invention transfers a specified amount of a cooking material. The apparatus is formed of a material stocker for retaining the cooking material therein,...
5522309 Apparatus capable of producing different kinds of foods  
The present invention provides an apparatus capable of producing different kinds of foods, the apparatus comprising plural number of processing devices, each having a specific function for...
5479850 Apparatus and method for a breadmaking machine  
An apparatus and method for making bread according to a predetermined ingredient recipe having a grain supply bin, a grinder for the grain, a dry ingredient supply, and a liquid ingredient supply....
5423246 Flameproof toaster cover  
A cover for a toaster capable of retaining flame from a fire within the body of the toaster. The cover comprises a first wall adapted to overlie an access opening to a toaster compartment within...

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