Trough construction

  • US 6,301,905 B1
  • Filed: 03/24/2000
  • Issued: 10/16/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/26/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A cooling or heating trough assembly, comprising:

  • a bagged product conveyance trough;

    a first nozzle positioned to direct cooling or heating fluid into the trough at a first angle relative to the trough; and

    a second nozzle positioned to direct cooling or heating fluid into the trough at a second angle relative to the trough;

    wherein the first and second nozzles are oriented relative to the trough and to each other such that the fluid directed out therefrom rotates the bagged product conveyed in the trough generally about a longitudinal axis of the trough to thereby promote cooling or heating of the product.

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