Apparatus for the dispensing of heated viscous food product

  • US 6,003,733 A
  • Filed: 08/17/1998
  • Issued: 12/21/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/22/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A dispenser for dispensing a viscous food product, comprising(a) a substantially enclosed housing defining an interior cavity and a closable entry into said cavity;

  • (b) a removable bag enclosing a viscous food product positioned within said housing;

    (c) a tube of predetermined length removably connected to said bag, communicating with said viscous food product, and providing a passageway for said food product to a position exterior to said dispenser;

    said tube being enclosed by support members over a portion of its length;

    (d) a component for closing said tube when said food product is not being moved therethrough; and

    (e) a heating assembly applying heat to said bag and along substantially all of the predetermined length of said tube so as to maintain the viscous food product at a predetermined elevated temperature and keep the viscous food product in a free-flowing state.

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