04377109 is referenced by 68 patents and cites 20 patents.

A product conveyor that has a predominately open area transports food substances such as pizzas and the like to be cooked through a thermally insulated treatment zone. An array of nozzles disposed below the conveyor across the width and along the length of the treatment zone discharges streams of heated air upwardly through the conveyor against the bottom surfaces of the food products on the conveyor for primary heat exchange treatment. A reflection surface forms an upper boundary of the treatment zone, and the portion of the upwardly flowing air streams that is not deflected by the food products on the conveyor impinges against the deflection surface and is transformed into downward flowing relatively low velocity air for flow against and across the top surfaces of the food products. After those heat exchange interactions the air is drawn downwardly between the nozzles for exhaust at a point located below the conveyor.

Title
Apparatus for baking food products such as pizzas and the like
Application Number
6/266199
Publication Number
4377109
Application Date
May 22, 1981
Publication Date
March 22, 1983
Inventor
Walter E Buske
Amesbury
MA, US
Ernest C Brown
Danvers
MA, US
Assignee
Wolverine Corporation
MA, US
IPC
A47J 37/00
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