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Kailash C Shukla, James R Hurley, Conrad J Orcheski, Michael P Grimanis: Conveyor oven. Tecogen, Fish & Richardson, August 28, 1990: US04951648 (92 worldwide citation)

Infrared (IR) strip heaters are juxtaposed with convection heaters for simultaneous, independently controlled, combined radiant/convective heating in a conveyor oven. Apertured plates with portions transmissive to IR radiation are interposed between a lower combined heating unit and the cooking path ...


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Richard Rosenbrock, William S Schjerven Sr, Ralph A Chrzastek: Conveyor oven control. The Middleby Corporation, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, October 19, 1993: US05253564 (65 worldwide citation)

A control device for a multi-zone conveyor oven constructed according to the present invention comprises a microprocessor-based controller, appropriate control software, a keyboard and display for interaction with a user, means for sensing the conveyor speed and the heating chamber temperature, and ...


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Roderick J Chaudoir: Conveyor oven. Hatco Corporation, June 21, 1983: US04389562 (61 worldwide citation)

A conveyorized, electrically heated oven provides controlled top and bottom heating for pizza or other food products. Cooking is accomplished in two ways. The top of the food is cooked with heated air circulated within the oven, while the bottom of the food is heated by electric heating elements loc ...


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Edward R Cook: Combination high speed infrared and convection conveyor oven and method of using. Maytag Corporation, McKee Voorhees & Sease, April 9, 2002: US06369360 (54 worldwide citation)

In a broad aspect, the invention is a conveyorized oven for heating food products comprising: a cavity having two continuous access openings; a convection heating source, the convection heating source including a heating element, a blower, and a plenum in communication with the cavity, the convectio ...


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Adrian A Bruno, Richard J Casanzio, Thomas Diwisch, Hector Gonzalez, Bacigalupe Carlos, John R Norris, Sushil Eapen, Loren Veltrop: Low profile stackable conveyor oven. Middleby Marshall Corporation, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, January 11, 1994: US05277105 (48 worldwide citation)

A conveyor oven module has a very low profile so that more oven modules may be stacked to give a greater baking capacity in the same "foot print" without the top conveyor being higher than the five and a half feet from the floor, which is the generally accepted maximum height for people to reach. Al ...


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Richard Rosenbrock, Ralph A Chrzastek, William S Schjerven Sr: Conveyor oven control. The Middleby Corporation, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, March 30, 1993: US05197375 (43 worldwide citation)

A control device for a multi-zone conveyor oven constructed according to the present invention comprises a microprocessor-based controller, appropriate control software, a keyboard and display for interaction with a user, means for sensing the conveyor speed and the heating chamber temperature, and ...


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Manmohan S Bharara, Ira Nevin: Conveyor oven design and method for using same. Baker s Pride Oven Co, Waldron & Associates, April 19, 1988: US04739154 (39 worldwide citation)

A conveyor oven for cooking or heating food products and other items which utilizes a (preferably non-metallic) heat sink to absorb energy from an infrared heat source and then re-radiate the heat into the oven. Control over the degree and distribution of heat is exerted by bottom side vent holes an ...


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Robert E Sullivan: Modular food preparation station. Arthur W Fisher III, July 23, 1991: US05033366 (36 worldwide citation)

A modular food preparation station for storing and cooking food stuffs such as pizza comprising a base including at least one temperature controlled compartment formed therein to maintain the food stuffs within a predetermined temperature range prior to perparation and an infrared continuous conveyo ...


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E Terry Groff, Joseph S Zaleski Jr, Michael W Cox, Vincent G Pasquini: Tunnel-type conveyor oven having two types of heat sources. Reading Pretzel Machinery Corporation, Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel P C, May 25, 1999: US05906485 (34 worldwide citation)

A tunnel-type conveyor oven having two types of heat sources is provided. The oven includes a conveyor for carrying items through the oven along a conveyor path. The conveyor has first and second opposite sides. A plurality of radiant heaters are located transverse to and extend across the conveyor ...


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Dave O Corey, Jeffrey C Davis: Oven apparatus for efficiently cooking food. Trent C Keisling, David B Pieper, Keisling Pieper & Scott, March 16, 2004: US06707014 (34 worldwide citation)

A conveyor oven for cooking food items, having a conveyor belt that passes through the oven. The conveyor belt may include a plurality of tablets composed of a stone-like material attached to a stainless steel linking assembly, or alternatively, a drive chain. Infrared radiation heat sources are pro ...