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9027470 Food condition maintaining device  
The inventive food holding apparatus comprises a holding area that accommodates food and warms the food with heat radiated by a bottom surface and with warm convection air. Part of the convection...
9016192 Hot-and-cold serving station  
A serving station includes a first well and a second well. The wells configured for receiving food pans. The serving station further includes an active cooling system and an active heating system....
9016195 Apparatus for separating melon flesh from rind  
An apparatus for preparing a melon juice concentrate, such as watermelon juice concentrate, includes a finisher with brushes for separating melon flesh from melon rind including leaving at least...
9010566 Container protector  
In one embodiment of a container protector the container protector comprises two opposing side skirts, two opposing end skirts, and a interior lip connected to both side skirts and end skirts. The...
8997636 Programmable device and method for storing food  
An improved food storage device for holding food items in a controlled environment, typically heated, is disclosed. The device can hold different foods under different conditions for different...
8997640 Temperature controlled food display system  
The present disclosure provides a system, apparatus, and method for a modular food tray system having a plurality of food trays that can be used for heating, cooling, or a combination thereof. The...
8948579 Infrared radiation cooker  
Provided is an infrared radiation cooker in which heat from an infrared lamp is directly applied onto food being grilled, to thus cook the upper and inner parts of the food, as well as onto a...
8939069 Collapsible bread dough rising box  
A collapsible bread dough rising box is disclosed that can be assembled for warming bread dough during rising, and then collapsed into a folded middle section held between a top member and bottom...
8850969 Device and method for melting cheese  
An device and method are provided for steam injection heating to melt a cheese component of a food item of a food product. The device includes a housing for a steam generator and a steaming...
8844432 Dough conditioning apparatus and method  
A dough conditioning apparatus for frozen dough including: an enclosure; at least one tray or conveyance for supporting at least one frozen dough piece within the enclosure; a means to direct a...
8839713 System for pasteurizing animal food  
A system for pasteurizing animal food, comprising a pasteurizing unit and a cooling unit designed as a heat exchanger (3 or 3′) is disclosed. The height (H) of the heat exchanger (3 or 3′) is a...
8833245 Methods and devices for heating food items  
A cooking apparatus is provided comprising a liquid heating unit. The cooking apparatus further includes a top cover and a bottom cover disposed below the top cover, wherein one or both of the top...
8763521 Food moisturizer apparatus and method  
An apparatus and method that maintains an optional heated environment in addition to a humid environment in an interior thereof such that one or more edible items may be stored therein with...
8759722 Baby feeding apparatus  
A baby feeding apparatus for the preparation and warming of infant formula with audio instructions includes a baby bottle having a well and an electrical probe for insertion into the well for...
8742305 Methods and apparatuses for thermal treatment of foods and other biomaterials, and products obtained thereby  
Methods and apparatuses for thermally treating flowable materials using electromagnetic radiation, and foods and materials obtained thereby. Also provided are methods of continuous flow thermal...
8733237 Apparatus for manufacturing confectionery products  
Apparatus manufactures thin confectionery products with uniform shapes and has first and second drying apparatuses between shape cutting and baking apparatuses for adjusting water content of raw...
8729429 Method of storing and displaying heated food  
A heated food storage and display cabinet including a flow inducer and heater arranged in an upper region thereof, the flow inducer being operable to draw air from an upper portion of the cabinet,...
8714079 Energy-efficient apparatus for making cheese  
An apparatus for making cheese including a whey conduit, a milk conduit, and a heat exchange device between the whey conduit and the milk conduit. Preferably, the heat exchange device includes a...
8707861 Dry food pasteurization apparatus and method  
An apparatus for pasteurizing a dry food product comprises an impingement chamber, a conveyor for conveying the dry food product through the impingement chamber; a heater and water supply assembly...
8701554 Temperature controlled food tray system  
The present disclosure provides a system, apparatus, and method for a modular food tray system having a plurality of food trays that can be used for heating, cooling, or a combination thereof. The...
8695489 Food staging device  
A cooked food staging device and method are provided. The device and method are particularly suited for storing breaded, battered or bread food items for extended periods of time without becoming...
8691310 Method of extending the production time of a pasteuriser  
The invention relates to a method of extending the production time of a pasteuriser. The pasteuriser is of the type which includes a plate heat exchanger with a number of sections, of which at...
8674269 Safe product transfer apparatus  
A safe product transfer apparatus that heats refrigerated food products and then hold those heated food products in a hold drawer until they can be transferred to a heater merchandizer, preferably...
8659978 Memory card programmable timer device and method  
A timing device, that may be used in connection with food preparation, holding or service equipment, is programmable via a portable, replaceable media. In particularly, the timing device may be...
8651015 Electronic sterilization device and method  
This invention relates to a processing machine of the food industry, specifically, a new electronic sterilization device for liquid beverage or liquids. One pole of the electric voltage device is...
8621987 Electric skillet with magnetic self-reversing stirrer that is removable  
A cooking skillet that provides a unique automatic stirring system for continuously stirring foods during cooking. The cooking skillet comprises a base, a receptacle, a heating element, and an...
8609171 Circumferential pasteurizer  
Circumferential pasteurizers and related methods are disclosed. A circumferential pasteurizer includes a vessel having an inner guide surface, a thermal medium inlet disposed on a first side of...
8603558 Waste food recycling machine  
The waste food recycling machine includes an elongate, vertical housing divided into three stages. In the first stage, waste food is collected and sanitized by steam. After sanitation, the...
8596191 Ohmic device for heat-treating foods  
Device for continuous heat-treatment of foods, equipped with a conduit made of a dielectric material in which a product to be treated flows, the conduit having at least a pair of electrodes...
8575525 Tunnel for conditioning of products, especially for sterilization of food in prepackaged containers  
Tunnel is provided for conditioning of food products, especially for sterilization of food in containers or vessels of the heat-sealed type, in which the conditioning unit has: 1) an active...
8555778 Freshness prolonging device for foodstuff  
The invention provides a freshness prolonging device for foodstuff for prolonging a shelf life of foodstuff by storing the foodstuff in a high electric field atmosphere. The freshness prolonging...
8522675 Holding cabinet for separately heating food trays  
A food holding cabinet having one or more food-holding compartments has two or more zones in a compartment, wherein holding temperatures can be different from each other. A shelf made of...
8495954 Equipment for roasting coffee beans and edible seeds in general  
In one embodiment, a piece of equipment for roasting edible seeds like coffee beans and the like includes a body sized to contain the product to be roasted, an air intake fan for conveying an air...
8474373 Device for treating elongate food products with a conditioned airflow  
The present invention relates to a device for treating elongate food products in a process space using a conditioned airflow, comprising: a housing bounding the process space, with a feed opening...
8443721 Food product steamer  
A food product steamer includes rotatable platforms that can be covered and uncovered by one or more rotatable, concave hoods. In a first position for the platform(s), the platform(s) supports a...
8404292 Apparatus and method for maintaining cooked food in a ready-to-use condition  
A food warming apparatus includes a heating compartment that can hold one or more trays containing previously cooked food portions. A cover for a tray has a horizontal section and a vertical...
8381641 Drop-in passive thermal insert for food service counters  
Passive temperature control is provided to vessels too tall to be stored in a shallow, temperature-controlled tray or basin by a vertically oriented thermally-conductive tube. In one embodiment,...
8362404 Open warming cabinet  
A container configured to establish an air flow curtain at an open end thereof is provided. The container includes a housing defining an internal volume with opposed five mutually perpendicular...
8313708 Gas treatment apparatus  
An apparatus for treating objects with a treatment gas comprises a treatment chamber, a chamber input through which objects enter the treatment chamber, and a chamber output (which may be the same...
8283604 Chip warmer  
A chip warming device (10, 1000, 2000) is provided with a support structure (15) and a heating device. The support structure (15) has a first door (100) that selectively seals a first opening...
8281710 Tunnel pasteuriser  
A tunnel pasteuriser comprises forward movement means (2) for moving products (3) to be pasteurised forward on a forward movement path along which there is a heating zone (4), a heat treatment...
8277747 Continuous hot fill process  
An apparatus comprising a chamber where a base concentrate common to at least a first flavored food product and a second flavored food product is formed, the first flavored food product having...
8273293 Continuous hot fill process  
An apparatus comprising a chamber where a base concentrate common to at least a first flavored food product and a second flavored food product is formed, the first flavored food product having...
8250974 Apparatus for applying oscillating electromagnetic fields, particularly for treating liquid, pasty, semi-solid or granular products, and method of use of such apparatus and system incorporating same  
The invention relates to an apparatus for applying oscillating magnetic fields, particularly for treating liquid, pasty, semi-solid or granular products, to a method of use of such apparatus, and...
8245630 Cordless hand held device and method of heating/reheating food  
The invention relates to a portable cordless hand held device and method for heating or reheating food directly in a dish such as a plate, bowl, cup, platter or serving bowl with steam, hot air or...
8227727 Meal tray dispensing trolley  
The trolley (10) for dispensing meal trays (11) comprises a parallelepipedic enclosure (12) equipped with two doors (15, 16) and two side panels (17, 18), hot plates (35) superposed in the central...
8217316 Multi-zone heating system  
A heating system is disclosed including a cabinet having walls defining an interior heating chamber. Sensors are attached to an exterior surface of the walls. Heating pad subassemblies are...
8205608 Hydrogen elimination and thermal energy generation in water-activated chemical heaters  
Less hazardous methods for generating thermal energy for heating water, medical supplies or comestible products using improved flameless chemical heaters/flameless ration heaters by novel chemical...
8171845 Temperature controlled food tray system  
The present disclosure provides a system, apparatus, and method for a modular food tray system having a plurality of food trays that can be used for heating, cooling, or a combination thereof. The...
8158076 Continuous hot fill process  
An apparatus comprising a chamber where a base concentrate common to at least a first flavored food product and a second flavored food product is formed, the first flavored food product having...