05454427 is referenced by 30 patents and cites 26 patents.

A rethermalization system for rethermalizing refrigerated foods in an institutional food service setting is disclosed. A rethermalization cart is provided with a plurality of trays for supporting food items to be served. The trays are supported on heater shelves including heating elements located under the portions of the trays corresponding to locations of food items to be heated. A loaded cart is placed in a refrigerator and is attached to a power supply and controller. A serving time is programmed into the system and the controller provides power to the cart a predetermined interval before the desired serving time. Heater microcontrollers are associated with the heater shelves and control power to the heating element on the shelves in accordance with at least one rethermalization program.

Title
Rethermalization system having microcontroller computed start times and microcontrollers controlling heaters
Application Number
980376
Publication Number
5454427
Application Date
May 31, 1994
Publication Date
October 3, 1995
Inventor
Alex Saharian
Elkart
IN, US
John W Westbrooks Jr
Christiana
TN, US
Agent
Luedeka Neely & Graham
Assignee
Standex International Corporation
NH, US
IPC
F25B 29/00
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