US Patent No. 10,988,324

FOOD GRADE FEEDER DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR ROLLS, SANDWICHES, ODD SHAPED EDIBLES AND FOODSTUFF


Patent No. 10,988,324
Issue Date April 27, 2021
Title Food Grade Feeder Device And System For Rolls, Sandwiches, Odd Shaped Edibles And Foodstuff
Inventorship Greg Schombert, Knightstown, IN (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,988,324

1. A food grade feeder device and system that is steam cleanable and comprised of:(a) a centrifugal feeder bowl (40) with a durable and food grade material cone cap (42) and a rigid disk centrifugal base plate (43);
(b) a group of selection devices including a flip and ramp device (82) in series;
(c) a support structure (50);
(d) an electrical drive motor and gear box to rotationally turn/spin the centrifugal base plate (43) with a feeder vertical drive shaft and at least two bearings for rotationally securing drive shaft to feeder support structure; and
(e) at least two conveyors, one conveyor being an internal conveyor and one conveyor being an external conveyors, and each of the at least two conveyors with a drive system including a motor, a gearbox, a driven sprockets/pulleys, and a shaftwherein the food grade feeder device and system feeds a group of foodstuff items one at a time and singulates and aligns the group of foodstuff items so that the group of foodstuff items is organized and can be transferred to other machinery and/or humans to further process and package the foodstuff items.