Patents by Inventor Robert Almblad

Robert Almblad has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11421928
    Abstract: An aseptic ice making system includes an ice making system to receive water from a water supply. The ice making system includes an ice producing subsystem to produce ice and a positive air pressure subsystem to maintain a positive air pressure environment within the ice making system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Patent number: 11383506
    Abstract: A food dispensing module for a delaminating food dispensing system includes an outer housing; and a delaminating housing. The delaminating housing has a first portion being located within said outer housing and a second portion located outside said outer housing. The delaminating housing includes delaminating nips, a first film take-up roller, a second film take-up roller, an output opening, and a trap void. The output opening is located in the second portion of the delaminating housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Patent number: 11382994
    Abstract: An ice machine prevents micro-organism growth by utilizing a clean-in-place process. The ice making process of the ice making machine is turned OFF, and then ozonated water, from an ozonated water generation system, is pumped into a distribution system, within the ice making machine so that the ozonated water is sprayed onto surfaces of the ice making machine which are susceptible to micro-organism growth and/or scale. Exposing the surfaces to ozonated water kills the micro-organisms and rinses the dead micro-organisms out of the ice making machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Patent number: 11344153
    Abstract: An automated vertical grill system includes a food storage unit having laminated food product therein; a food dispensing unit; a vertical grill; a conveyor; and a staging bin. The food dispensing unit includes a delamination trolley, which moves horizontally above the vertical grill and delaminates laminated food product into a cooking unit of the vertical grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Patent number: 11154161
    Abstract: An automated grill system includes a food product dispensing system for dispensing uncooked food product; a dual-sided grill system for cooking the uncooked food product; a staging system for receiving cooked food product; and a non-continuous indexed conveyor belt for conveying the uncooked food product from the food product dispensing system to the dual-sided grill system and for conveying the cooked food product from the dual-sided grill system to the staging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Publication number: 20210038025
    Abstract: An automatic fryer system includes a fry basket; a fryer unit having a fry vat for housing heated cooking oil and receiving the fry basket; the fryer unit including a rear wall having a fry basket hooking member located thereon for parking the fry basket; a horizontal drive system for moving the fry basket in a horizontal direction; a vertical drive system, operatively connected to the horizontal drive system, for moving the fry basket in a vertical direction; an end effector for grasping and holding the fry basket; a food product loading unit for loading food product into the fry basket; and a controller, in operational communication with the horizontal drive system; the vertical drive system, and the end effector, to control a location and an orientation of the fry basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Publication number: 20200384754
    Abstract: A food dispensing module for a delaminating food dispensing system includes an outer housing; and a delaminating housing. The delaminating housing has a first portion being located within said outer housing and a second portion located outside said outer housing. The delaminating housing includes delaminating nips, a first film take-up roller, a second film take-up roller, an output opening, and a trap void. The output opening is located in the second portion of the delaminating housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Patent number: 10842311
    Abstract: A full immersion brewing system includes an immersion chamber; an extraction material mechanism for introducing extraction material into the immersion chamber; an infusion mechanism for introducing heated liquid and pressurized air into the immersion chamber; and a drain/dispensing mechanism for dispensing, through a filter, infused liquid from the immersion chamber and for enabling removal of extraction material from the immersion chamber. The filter prevents extraction material from being dispensed from the immersion chamber. When the drain/dispensing mechanism is in a first position, infused liquid is dispensed through the filter, and when the drain/dispensing mechanism is in a second position, the filter is positioned so that extraction material and liquid is dispensed without going through the filter. The full immersion brewing system includes a cleaning mechanism for cleaning the immersion chamber and the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Publication number: 20200318886
    Abstract: An aseptic ice making system includes an ice making system to receive water from a water supply. The ice making system includes an ice producing subsystem to produce ice and a positive air pressure subsystem to maintain a positive air pressure environment within the ice making system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Publication number: 20200307837
    Abstract: A food dispensing module for a delaminating food dispensing system includes an outer housing; and a delaminating housing. The delaminating housing has a first portion being located within the outer housing and a second portion located outside the outer housing. The delaminating housing includes delaminating nips, a first film take-up roller, a second film take-up roller, an output opening, and a trap void. The output opening is located in the second portion of the delaminating housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Patent number: 10605514
    Abstract: An aseptic ice making system includes an ice making system to receive water from a water supply. The ice making system includes an ice producing subsystem to produce ice and a positive air pressure subsystem to maintain a positive air pressure environment within the ice making system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Publication number: 20190357726
    Abstract: An automated vertical grill system includes a food storage unit having laminated food product therein; a food dispensing unit; a vertical grill; a conveyor; and a staging bin. The food dispensing unit includes a delamination trolley, which moves horizontally above the vertical grill and delaminates laminated food product into a cooking unit of the vertical grill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Publication number: 20190234670
    Abstract: An aseptic ice making system includes an ice making system to receive water from a water supply. The ice making system includes an ice producing subsystem to produce ice and a positive air pressure subsystem to maintain a positive air pressure environment within the ice making system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Publication number: 20190208957
    Abstract: An automated grill system includes a food product dispensing system for dispensing uncooked food product; a dual-sided grill system for cooking the uncooked food product; a staging system for receiving cooked food product; and a non-continuous indexed conveyor belt for conveying the uncooked food product from the food product dispensing system to the dual-sided grill system and for conveying the cooked food product from the dual-sided grill system to the staging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Patent number: 10190811
    Abstract: An aseptic ice making system includes an ice making system to receive water from a water supply. The ice making system includes an ice producing subsystem to produce ice and a positive air pressure subsystem to maintain a positive air pressure environment within the ice making system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Publication number: 20180207305
    Abstract: An ice machine prevents micro-organism growth by utilizing a clean-in-place process. The ice making process of the ice making machine is turned OFF, and then ozonated water, from an ozonated water generation system, is pumped into a distribution system, within the ice making machine so that the ozonated water is sprayed onto surfaces of the ice making machine which are susceptible to micro-organism growth and/or scale. Exposing the surfaces to ozonated water kills the micro-organisms and rinses the dead micro-organisms out of the ice making machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Publication number: 20170347827
    Abstract: A full immersion brewing system includes an immersion chamber; an extraction material mechanism for introducing extraction material into the immersion chamber; an infusion mechanism for introducing heated liquid and pressurized air into the immersion chamber; and a drain/dispensing mechanism for dispensing, through a filter, infused liquid from the immersion chamber and for enabling removal of extraction material from the immersion chamber. The filter prevents extraction material from being dispensed from the immersion chamber. When the drain/dispensing mechanism is in a first position, infused liquid is dispensed through the filter, and when the drain/dispensing mechanism is in a second position, the filter is positioned so that extraction material and liquid is dispensed without going through the filter. The full immersion brewing system includes a cleaning mechanism for cleaning the immersion chamber and the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Publication number: 20170227274
    Abstract: An aseptic ice making system includes an ice making system to receive water from a water supply. The ice making system includes an ice producing subsystem to produce ice and a positive air pressure subsystem to maintain a positive air pressure environment within the ice making system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Publication number: 20170219268
    Abstract: An aseptic ice making system includes an ice making system to receive water from a water supply. The ice making system includes an ice producing subsystem to produce ice and a positive air pressure subsystem to maintain a positive air pressure environment within the ice making system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Patent number: 9557086
    Abstract: An aseptic ice making system includes an ice making system to receive water from a water supply. The ice making system includes an ice producing subsystem to produce ice and a positive air pressure subsystem to maintain a positive air pressure environment within the ice making system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Almblad