Method and apparatus for washing fruit and vegetables

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7467638
APP PUB NO 20060127551A1
SERIAL NO

11181960

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One embodiment of the present invention includes an apparatus for washing a product with a fluid. The tank may receive a plurality of product, such as fruits and vegetables, into the fluid and be configured to receive a moving conveyor, having a first end, a second end, a first section, and a second section. The conveyor may have a plurality of protruding panels being structured and arranged on the conveyor to push the product through the fluid in the tank and to lift the product from the fluid in the tank to the second end of the conveyor. At least one first nozzle may be positioned substantially above the conveyor and configured to deliver the fluid onto the product as the product is pushed by the plurality of panels. The fluid delivered from the at least one first nozzle may rotate the product in the fluid in the tank.

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COOPERATIEVE CENTRALE RAIFFEISEN - BOERENLEENBANK B A "RABOBANK NEDERLAND" NEW YORK BRANCH AS COLLATERAL AGENT245 PARK AVENUE 37TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10167

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lewis, David K Salinas, CA 11 119

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