Patent Number: 6,637,320

Title: Modular device for the preservation and reheating of tray meals

Abstract: The invention concerns a chamber (1) divided into two zones (11, 12) for preservation at different temperature, separated by a vertical mobile thermal barrier (10), capable of sliding horizontally and enabling said zones (11, 12) to exhibit modifiable dimensions as required. The meal trays (4) comprise, on opposite edges, notches (7) adapted to receive a removable insulating partition (8, 9) separating the meals (13) to be served hot from those to be served cold and whereof the position can be modified to correspond with that of the thermal barrier (10). Vertical sheaths (21) enable, by means of turbines, to circulate warm or cool air, through orifices (22). A valve (23) prevents the air in sheaths (21) from passing through the evaporator (18). Electric resistors (16) with fins are arranged opposite or beneath the meal trays (4). A refrigerating compressor (20, 20'), provided in a lower casing (2) or an upper casing (3), for cool air diffusion and circulation, feed the evaporator (18).

Inventors: Grandi; Vincent Rene (Campione d'Italia, IT)

Assignee: Italinnova S.A.S. di Grande Rene Vincent

International Classification: A47J 39/00 (20060101); F25D 16/00 (20060101); F24F 5/00 (20060101); F25D 3/00 (20060101); A23L 001/00 (); A47J 039/00 (); A47J 047/00 (); F25B 029/00 (); F24J 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/28/2020