05771959 is referenced by 16 patents and cites 26 patents.

A rethermalization system for heating refrigerated food on trays, maintaining the food in a refrigerated condition until heated, and heating some of the food to a desired temperature at a serving time while maintaining the rest of the food in a refrigerated condition. The system has a cart which docks inside a refrigerator. The cart has shelves on which trays of food reside. In the shelves there are heaters. The operator programs the system using an intricate series of commands at an operator interface. A first controller interprets the commands and sends the program to a second controller. The second controller controls the heating cycle of the heaters. A current sensor is provided to sense whether there is current to the heaters. The second controller polls the current sensor and compares the findings to what is called for in the program. The second controller sends a status signal, based on the comparison, to the first controller, which provides a response, based on the comparison, to the operator interface.

Title
Rethermalization system
Application Number
980376
Publication Number
5771959
Application Date
September 21, 1994
Publication Date
June 30, 1998
Inventor
Sara Cofield Hurt
Nashville
TN, US
John Walter Westbrooks Jr
Christiana
TN, US
Agent
Luedeka Neely & Graham P C
Assignee
Standex International Corporation
TN, US
IPC
F25B 29/00
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