Circumferential pasteurizer

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8609171
APP PUB NO 20110200730A1
SERIAL NO

12705446

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Circumferential pasteurizers and related methods are disclosed. A circumferential pasteurizer includes a vessel having an inner guide surface, a thermal medium inlet disposed on a first side of the vessel, a thermal medium outlet disposed on a second side of the vessel, a food product inlet disposed on the second side of the vessel, a food outlet disposed on the first side of the vessel, and a rotating paddle wheel suspended for rotation in the vessel. The paddle wheel includes a hub and a plurality of paddles distributed around the hub and extending outwardly therefrom to adjacent the vessel inner guide surface to form food receiving pockets extending the length of the hub. The paddle wheel conveys the food product from the food product inlet to the food product outlet along the vessel inner guide surface and counter to the flow of the thermal medium.

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FRESH EXPRESS INC950 E BLANCO ROAD SALINAS CA 93901

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kulkarni, Ravi Salinas, US 3 74
Lewis, David K Salinas, US 11 119

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