Global Patent Index - EP 0977970 A1

EP 0977970 A1 2000-02-09 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SURFACE FREEZING

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SURFACE FREEZING

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM OBERFLÄCHENGEFRIEREN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE CONGELATION SUPERFICIELLE

Publication

EP 0977970 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98920774 A

Priority

  • SE 9800735 W
  • SE 9701550 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9849505A1] In a method of freezing a surface layer of a food product (6), this is placed on a non-foraminous conveyor belt (7). Cold air in the form of jets is blown towards the underside of the non-foraminous conveyor belt. An apparatus for carrying out the method comprises, in addition to the non-foraminous conveyor belt (7), a plurality of stationary nozzles (14) for producing jets towards the underside of the non-foraminous conveyor belt in an area which extends over the width of the non-foraminous conveyor belt.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

F25D 13/06; A23L 3/36

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A23L 3/36 (2006.01); A23L 3/375 (2006.01); F25D 13/06 (2006.01); F25D 25/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F25D 13/067 (2013.01); A23L 3/362 (2013.01); A23L 3/375 (2013.01); F25D 25/04 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9849505A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE DK ES FI FR GB IT NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 9849505 A1 19981105; AU 728000 B2 20010104; AU 7353898 A 19981124; CA 2288909 A1 19981105; CA 2288909 C 20070123; CN 1140754 C 20040303; CN 1257573 A 20000621; EP 0977970 A1 20000209; JP 2001527633 A 20011225; SE 506959 C2 19980309; SE 9701550 D0 19970425; SE 9701550 L 19980309

INPADOC legal status


2004-04-28 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20031204

2002-04-17 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020227

2000-02-09 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991022

2000-02-09 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): BE DE DK ES FI FR GB IT NL