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9021944 Treatment device for treating food products with conditioned air  
A treatment device for treating food products with conditioned air comprises a housing which delimits a treatment space and is provided with an entry and an exit, at least one conveying device for...
8932658 Method and apparatus for steam-cooking  
Method and apparatus for steam-cooking food products to improve their appearance and decrease yield loss. A steam cooker includes a low-temperature, forced-convection cooking region in series with...
8925447 Cooking belt  
A grilling belt includes a flexible support having first and second major surfaces, an extruded fluoropolymer layer overlying the first major surface, and a cast or skived fluoropolymer layer...
8919245 Induction cooking structure and system and method of using the same  
A method of producing an edible food product includes the step of forming a vessel core with a first material having a first level of susceptibility to heating by induction. The method also...
8895096 Continuous oven with a cascading conveyor  
A continuous oven comprising cascading conveyors. In one embodiment the oven comprises an oven floor, a ceiling, a left panel, and a right panel. The oven floor and ceiling are attached by the...
8878109 Package conveyor for continuous process microwave applicator  
A mechanism for constraining a product package as it is conveyed through a microwave applicator. In one preferred embodiment, the conveyor is provided by a pair of parallel guide belts arranged to...
8875621 Method, continuous apparatus, and burner for producing a surface-roasted product  
An apparatus, a loop burner element, and a method for surface-roasting a food product wherein the roasting apparatus comprises (a) a conveyor which carries the food product and (b) at least one...
8846124 Apparatus and method for forming a pressed, baked food product  
A method for forming a pressed, baked food product including providing a dough intermediate puck. The dough intermediate puck is processed through a first, compression station that applies a...
8839712 Transfer mechanism for use with a food processing system  
A transfer mechanism for transferring food product from a compartment of a food processing system includes a conduit having a first end portion configured to be in communication with the...
8839714 Apparatus and method for controlling a conveyor oven  
A conveyor oven includes a controller configured to change the operation of a first set of burners and a second set of burners from a cooking mode to an energy saving mode based at least in part...
8827068 Device for distributing baked goods  
The invention relates to a device for distributing baked goods, for combining with a continuous baking oven (1) arranged upstream of said device, said device comprising a plurality of peripheral...
8807021 Methods of cooking in continuous cooking oven systems  
A method of cooking in a continuous cooking oven system generally includes transporting food products on a continuous, pervious conveyor through a helical path within a cooking chamber, directing...
8800436 Device for heating food material  
A heating device of a food material that can heat a food material while preventing oxidation reaction and the like of the food material as much as possible is provided. A food material 8 is held...
8800435 Rotary screw blancher with fluid passage and fluid agitation  
A food processing apparatus including a tank having an inlet end for receiving food product and an outlet end for discharging food product, the tank having an inner wall defining a compartment and...
8789459 Food heating device  
In one embodiment, a food heating device includes a first platen and a first conveyor arranged and spaced to transport a food product between the first platen (501) and the first conveyor (503). A...
8776674 Rotary screw blancher  
A food processing apparatus includes a pressure vessel defining a compartment having an inlet end for receiving food product and an outlet end for discharging food product, an open-top screen...
8766148 Baking oven having inductors and susceptor plates  
A baking oven for producing baked molded products. The baking oven has an input station, a baking area and an output station. In addition, the oven has baking plates, which are arranged along a...
8757052 Conveyor griddle system  
Conveyor griddle system allowing for a one-piece-flow, pull system of production holding a series of adjacent metal cooking plates, heated by several natural gas burners, electric, or infrared...
8757053 Tortilla cartridge for storing tortillas and for loading tortillas into a tortlila warmer  
A tortilla cartridge with fresh sealing capabilities and a tortilla conveying capabilities is disclosed. The tortilla cartridge allows for efficient conveying of tortillas through a tortilla...
8746132 Heated discharge platen for dough processing system  
A dough forming apparatus for flatbread products, the apparatus having: a loading station; a pressing station; a discharge station; and a conveyor belt passing through the loading station, the...
8746134 Matchbox oven  
A matchbox oven is disclosed. The matchbox oven includes a housing, a slider, a mover, a heat source and a blower. The housing includes a cavity having two openings. The mover moves the slider in...
8739691 Rotary screw blancher  
A food processing apparatus includes a tank defining an inner compartment having an inlet end for receiving food product and an outlet end for discharging food product, an open-top screen mounted...
8733236 Matchbox oven  
A matchbox oven is disclosed. The matchbox oven includes a housing, a slider, a mover and a heat source. The housing includes a cavity having a first and second openings. The mover moves the...
8728555 Apparatus and method for searing, branding, and cooking  
An apparatus and method for continuously searing and/or branding the surface of and continuously cooking a food product wherein the cooking oven is different from the searing and/or branding...
8710408 Automated pizza preparation and vending system  
Automated apparatus for preparing pizza, and method of operating same. A customer selects a type of pizza, such as toppings or crust style. The apparatus slices and defrosts dough, applies cheese,...
8652556 Cooking method and cooker for cooking foodstuffs in stackable trays  
A cooking system and a method for cooking food products. The cooking system comprises a forced-convection cooker having a conveyor continuously conveying stacks of product-laden trays through a...
8646383 Spiral oven apparatus and method of cooking  
A spiral oven and a method of cooking a food product in a spiral oven using a cooking medium wherein (a) the food product is conveyed within the oven cooking chamber by a spiral conveyor having a...
8637792 Conveyor oven with adjustable air vents  
A conveyor oven has several heating zones. Each heating zone is comprised of one or more infrared emitters that are configured to emit a spectrum of infrared wavelengths that varies in intensity...
8567308 Spiral transfer heat treatment apparatus  
In a food transfer heat treatment apparatus using a spiral transfer belt, heat treatment gas blowing means and a heat treatment gas circulating method for enhancing the heat transfer efficiency...
8561528 Device and method for heating food products  
A device for heating the outside of food particles includes a substantially cylindrical tube extending with a substantially horizontal axis, a heating device configured to heat the tube on the...
8536493 Vertically stacked air impingement tunnel oven  
A vertically stacked air impingement tunnel oven including a plurality of baking cases having vertically aligned food ports; an electronically controlled heater system connected to the baking...
8522673 Food heating device  
A food heating device includes a platen (101) and a pair of conveyor segments (103). A first conveyor segment is arranged and spaced to transport a food product (201, 203, 205) between a first...
8516952 Rotisserie broiler  
A rotisserie broiler for skewered food items is provided. In one embodiment, the rotisserie broiler includes a horizontal conveyor defining a horizontal path of travel between a skewer receiving...
8505446 Plant for drying and ripening food products and method for transferring such products within said plant  
A plant has a line to convey trays and a processing chamber under modified atmospheric conditions that has a regulating chamber with gates at an entrance and a regulating chamber (9) with gates at...
8448568 Oven  
An oven has a first conveyor, a first burner that directs heat toward the first conveyor from above the first conveyor, and a second burner directs heat toward the first conveyor from below the...
8443720 Continuous curding machine for tofu products  
The object of the present invention is to provide a continuous curding machine for tofu products, designed to be capable of manufacturing clean tofu products in that it will not cause a leakage of...
8413646 Self-cleaning oven  
A self-cleaning, gas-fired tunnel oven is provided. One embodiment of the oven provides a self-cleaning, gas-fired tunnel oven for cooking food products. The oven includes a control system that...
8371285 Conveyor oven apparatus and method  
An oven according to some embodiments includes an oven chamber in which food is cooked, a heating element, a fan, a sensor for sensing the temperature of the oven chamber, a remote input device,...
8297270 Speed cooking oven  
A speed cooking oven is disclosed comprising a cooking cavity, thermal heating source, air movement and directing means, air delivery means, and a vent assembly. Hot gas is circulated to and from...
8281779 Conveyor oven apparatus and method  
An oven according to some embodiments includes an oven chamber in which food is cooked, a heating element, a fan, a sensor for sensing the temperature of the oven chamber, a remote input device,...
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...
8261658 Portable outdoor cleaner and steamer  
A portable outdoor cleaner and cooker for steaming foodstuffs such as shellfish includes an elongated housing having an internal conveyor that routes the foodstuffs past a water dispersing station...
8234972 Automated grill  
An automated grill automatically transfers frozen food from a freezer component to grilling component by an automatic loading device in response to a signal. Frozen food is loaded in a loading...
8210844 Air impingement conveyor oven  
An air impingement conveyor oven incorporating a baking case having an interior space bordered by opposing longitudinal walls, opposing lateral walls, a ceiling, and a floor; an air plenum...
8201493 Oven  
An oven has a first conveyor, a first burner that directs heat toward the first conveyor from above the first conveyor, and a second burner directs heat toward the first conveyor from below the...
8191466 Rotary screw blancher with fluid passage and fluid agitation  
A food processing apparatus including a tank having an inlet end for receiving food product and an outlet end for discharging food product, the tank having an inner wall defining a compartment and...
8182852 Method and device for multistage product frying  
A method is described wherein products, such as potato chips, vegetables, fruits, nuts or the like are fried in at least two stages. In the first stage the products are fried at a temperature...
8127915 System and method for separating a cluster of interconnected food products  
A system for separating a cluster of interconnected food products is disclosed. The system includes a first conveyor, a second conveyor, a suction subsystem, and a sensor. The first conveyor...
8113108 Method and device for storing, treating and dispensing items of food by means of supports  
The invention relates to a device for storing, treating and dispensing items of food, especially baked products, which device comprises at least two sections (2, 3). The inventive device is...
8113190 Compact conveyor oven  
A compact conveyor oven is disclosed comprising a cooking chamber, thermal heating source, conveyor means and independent top and bottom airflow within the cooking chamber wherein substantially...