US 11,653,657 B2
Equipment comprising a moulding cavity made of porous material, patty forming machine and cavity washing machine comprising such equipment
Jacques Le Paih, Plumeliau (FR); Johannes Martinus Meulendijks, Deurne (NL); Fabrice Le Pabic, Camors (FR); and Yohann Pierre, Kervignac (FR)
Assigned to MAREL FRANCE, Baud (FR)
Appl. No. 16/646,051
Filed by MAREL FRANCE, Baud (FR)
PCT Filed Sep. 10, 2018, PCT No. PCT/FR2018/052210
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Mar. 10, 2020,
PCT Pub. No. WO2019/048805, PCT Pub. Date Mar. 14, 2019.
Claims priority of application No. 1758358 (FR), filed on Sep. 11, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2020/0275670 A1, Sep. 3, 2020
Int. Cl. A22C 7/00 (2006.01); A22C 17/08 (2006.01); A23P 30/10 (2016.01); B08B 3/02 (2006.01)
CPC A22C 7/0076 (2013.01) [A22C 7/0069 (2013.01); A22C 17/08 (2013.01); A22C 7/003 (2013.01); A22C 7/0038 (2013.01); A22C 7/0061 (2013.01); A23P 30/10 (2016.08); B08B 3/02 (2013.01); B08B 3/024 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An equipment for the formation of patties from a food mass, comprising:
a cavity holder;
a cavity arranged so as to be received in the cavity holder, the cavity being made from a material porous to a fluid and comprising an inner face defining a mould for forming a patty and an outer face separated from the inner face by a thickness of porous material;
a clamping tool for clamping the cavity in the cavity holder, wherein the clamping tool is a clamping nut; and
a sealing joint interposed between the cavity and one out of the cavity holder and the clamping tool, the sealing joint being arranged so as to constrain the passage of pressurised fluid through the thickness of porous material, brought onto the outer face, and from the outer face towards the inner face; and
a fluid intake chamber, being partly defined by the outer face of the cavity and being defined by a hollow made in the clamping nut.