Abstract: In a refrigerator comprising a cabinet, means to refrigerate contents of a chamber within the cabinet, a door for access to such chamber, a fan to circulate air within such chamber, and a switch operable with the door to a first mode wherein the switch enables the fan when the door is closed and to a second mode wherein the switch disables the fan when the door is opened, a relay having contacts arranged to be closed after a delay of preset duration from energization of the relay and to be opened upon deenergization of the relay is connected so as to be energized in the second mode of said switch, so as to be deenergized in the first mode of the switch, and so as to enable the fan when the contacts are closed. A lamp indicates that the contacts are closed.
Abstract: A hair-drying appliance having a cylindrical housing and a handle rotatably mounted at one end thereof for movement between a first position generally perpendicular to the housing and a second position in longitudinal alignment with the housing. A single locking lever is provided for latching the handle in either of its positions. The appliance has a first air outlet at one end of the cylindrical housing and a second air outlet in the side wall of the housing adjacent the first air outlet. An adaptor, which is mountable on the housing adjacent the second air outlet only when the handle is in its second aligned position, has a plate portion for blocking the first air outlet and means for supporting comb and brush attachments thereon.
Abstract: A hair drying appliance having a cylindrical housing and a handle rotatably mounted at one end for movement between a pistol-grip position and a position in alignment with the housing. The housing has two air outlets with heated air being directed through one outlet when the handle is in its pistol-grip position and through the other outlet when the handle is in its aligned position. A single electric switch for a heater means in the housing has a plurality of heat settings being available when the handle is in its pistol-grip position but with the range of heat settings being automatically limited to the lower heat settings when the handle is in its aligned position.
Abstract: A combination hair drying appliance which can be used either as a gun-type hair blower/dryer or an in-line hair styler/dryer. The two separate uses are created by two separate mechanical configurations of the appliance, each configuration established when the handle portion of the appliance is rotated with respect to the main body portion to become either perpendicular to or in-line with the body portion.
Abstract: An electric steamer for simultaneously steaming a frankfurter and warming an accompanying frankfurter bun is disclosed herein. The steamer includes a base portion having an electric heater and a reservoir adapted to receive a small amount of water for steaming the frankfurter and steam-warming the frankfurter bun. A perforated support rack is positioned over the reservoir for supporting the frankfurter, a sausage, or the like above the water. A bun-supporting cover is removably mountable over the reservoir to define a steaming chamber. The cover has a top wall provided with a plurality of steam vents whereby the steam which cooks the frankfurter escapes through the steam vents and warms and softens the frankfurter bun supported on the upper surface of the cover.
Abstract: An electric crepe maker having a base and a separate skillet-like crepe-making-pan. The base has a heating plate with a configuration which is complementary to the inner surface of the pan whereby the pan is adapted to be supported thereon in an inverted position in heat exchange contact therewith during the cooking of a crepe on the outer surface thereof. The crepe pan may also be supported on the heating plate in an upright position for cooking other foods in a conventional manner. The crepe pan is provided with an insulated handle and the heating plate is provided with a heating element which is controlled by an adjustable thermostat switch.
Abstract: Bottler's liquid sugar is produced essentially from brown sugar, which is derived from cane sugar and crystallized in one or more intermediate strikes, by remelting the crystallized product of one or more intermediate strikes, filtering the remelted product, and passing the filtered product in contact with chloride form of Type-1 strong-base anion-exchange resin. An array of plural columns, which contain similar resin, is operated in a merry-go-round sequence allowing continuous operation. Countercurrent regeneration is preferred. Regeneration by an aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid followed by an aqueous solution of sodium chloride and sodium hydroxide allows service at 30.degree. C.
Abstract: An automatic control for egg cookers, baby bottle warmer, etc. is designed around a conventional slide switch of the type normally biased to the open position. Manually actuated means are provided to move the slide switch to its ON position, whereupon a mechanical latch automatically latches onto the knob of the slide switch to hold it in its ON position. When the cooking has been completed, a bi-metal releases the latch and permits the biasing means to open the switch and terminate the heating.
July 10, 1978
Date of Patent:
February 5, 1980
Peter J. Ernster, Ernest Canamero, James B. Cockroft
Abstract: A multi-purpose kitchen appliance having two pairs of output spindles with each pair being driven at different preselected speeds, one pair of said spindles having dough hook receiving bores and the other pair having mixing beater receiving bores, a turntable-supported bowl with said dough hooks and said mixing beaters being selectively disposed in said bowl for mixing material therein, interlock means preventing simultaneous driving engagement of said dough hooks with their spindles and said mixing beaters with their spindles, and means for selectively ejecting said dough hooks and said mixing beaters from said pairs of spindles.
July 19, 1978
Date of Patent:
December 4, 1979
Peter J. Ernster, George H. Schaefer, Michael G. Neal
Abstract: A cooking assembly includes a heating plate and two identical outer plates each fabricated of heat conductive material and each including a handle. The outer plates and the heating plate each include a hinge to allow the outer plates to be coupled to opposite sides of the heating plate. Each of the first and second outer plates when coupled to the heating plate define a cooking chamber within which food may be cooked. The assembly further includes an insulating drip tray for insulating the cooking assembly from means upon which it is supported and for catching drippings from the food being cooked by the heating plate. The tray includes means for supporting the cooking plate and the first and second outer plates in either a horizontal or a vertical position relative to the bottom of the tray to permit different selective cooking operations depending upon the nature of the material cooked.
Abstract: A filter coffee machine mainly intended for domestic use is provided consisting of a unit which includes a filter and a water container. This unit is mountable on a coffee pot which is itself connected to an electric continuous flow heater which can also serve as a hot plate for the coffee pot. An outlet from the water container and a cold water feed pipe to the heater are detachably connected to each other and a heated water riser pipe is made up of an upper and a lower part detachably interconnected. It is preferred to have a closure for the lower pipe part which automatically closes when the said unit is removed from the coffee pot.