04913223 is referenced by 14 patents and cites 11 patents.

A defrosting apparatus comprises a housing defining therein a frozen food storage space. Within the housing, air is heated and supplied to the storage space through a hot-air entrance passage formed between a side wall of the housing and one of paired shelf receiving members which cooperate to define the storage space. The hot-air entrance passage incorporates a guide plate having a communication aperture provided at a lower end. The guide plate cooperates with the side wall of the housing and one of the shelf receiving members to force the hot air fed from a ventilating fan to flow first downwardly along the hot-air inlet passage. The hot-air flow is then changed in the flow direction upon passing through the communication aperture so as to flow upwardly. In the course of flowing upwardly, the hot air is fed into the storage space successively through a plurality of inlet ports formed in one of the shelf receiving members.

Title
Apparatus for defreezing frozen foods
Application Number
13421
Publication Number
4913223
Application Date
March 13, 1989
Publication Date
April 3, 1990
Inventor
Nobuya Suzuki
Toyoake
JP
Yuji Wakatuki
Toyoake
JP
Shigeo Mizuno
Toyoake
JP
Agent
Wenderoth Lind & Ponack
Assignee
Hoshizaki Electric
JP
IPC
F24C 15/32
H05B 1/02
F25B 29/00
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