Patents Assigned to Sunbeam Products, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9615690
    Abstract: A cooking appliance including a housing and cooking vessel having a rim. A lid covers the cooking vessel when seated on the rim. At least one latch is disposed on the lid and a complementary engagement member is disposed on a sidewall of the housing. The at least one latch includes a base attached to the lid, a rotating arm having a cammed head at one end that engages the base, and a rod pivotally connected to the cammed head on one end and having a foot disposed at an opposite end. The rod passes through an aperture in the base and the cammed head engages the base as the arm is rotated. The rotation of the arm causes an axial displacement of the rod to cause a stop member on an end of the rod to engage the engagement member to seal the lid to the cooking vessel rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jamal F. Hammad
  • Patent number: 9615689
    Abstract: An appliance including a heating and circulating unit immersed in a pot for cooking food inside a cooking bag immersed in the water. A first recess is formed in a base for storing the heating and circulating unit. A second recess is formed in the base for storing the vacuum packaging unit. A third recess is formed in the base for holding a supply of cooking bags. Prior to cooking food is placed into the cooking bag and evacuated with the vacuum packaging unit. The vacuum packaging unit includes an electronic display and an electronic control panel. An electrical cable connects the vacuum packaging unit and the heating and the circulating unit. The heating and the circulating unit and the vacuum packaging unit are controlled from the electronic control panel and data related to the operation thereof is displayed on the electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Enrique Plazarte, Jason Harris
  • Publication number: 20170027368
    Abstract: Systems (100) and methods (2800) for operating a hot beverage brewer. The methods include receiving a brew basket of a plurality of interchangeable brew baskets (900, 1400, 1800) within a basket chamber (402) of the hot beverage brewer. At least two of the plurality of interchangeable brew baskets are of different brew basket types and designed to hold different amounts of a beverage substance. Thereafter, the hot beverage brewer: automatically detects the brew basket type associated with the brew basket residing within the basket chamber; selects first operations from a plurality of operations that should be performed by the hot beverage brewer based on the brew basket type which was previously detected; and performs the first operations by the hot beverage brewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto A. Picozza, Aaron Abroff, Gary McGonagle, Dov Glucksman, Laura Nickerson
  • Publication number: 20170020339
    Abstract: A food processor including a reversible motor disposed in a base for generating a rotational force, a processor container removably attached to the base, a spindle rotated by the reversible motor when energized, and a slicing disc rotatably coupled to the spindle, the slicing disc having a radially extending slicing blade formed on one side thereof configured to perform a slicing operation and a plurality radially extending shredding blades disposed oppositely to the slicing blade on the slicing disc configured to perform a shredding operation. The slicing disc is automatically rotated in a first direction by the motor when the first and third discrete positions are selected on a slice selector disc corresponding to the slicing and dicing operations and automatically rotated in a second direction by the motor when the second discrete position is selected on the slice selector disc corresponding to the shredding operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David Allen, Carl Roger Hermann, Kelli Ann Lynch, Alex Kirby Tee
  • Publication number: 20170020325
    Abstract: A slow cooker system including a plurality of slow cooker units including a stand having a pocket for receiving a first of the slow cooker units, a vertical support extending upwardly from the stand, and second and third slow cooker units each having an arm extending radially therefrom and pivotally attached to the vertical support above the first slow cooker unit. The second and third slow cooker units are pivotal between a non-use position and a use position where the first slow cooker may he accessed and slow cooking operations may be performed simultaneously in the first, second and third slow cooker units. The arms of the second and third slow cooker units are each pivotally attached to a ratcheting arrangement disposed in the vertical. support to lock the second and third slow cooking units when moved to the use and non-use positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Monte Davis, Jamal F. Hammad, Adam Day, John Cheraso
  • Patent number: 9526226
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards a self-cleaning litter box. The self-cleaning litter box includes a litter tray having a bottom surface, a first and second side wall, a home end, and a waste end, the bottom surface having an upwardly sloping ramp directed towards the discharge end, A carriage assembly is supported between the first and second side walls, and has a rake positioned thereon. A drive assembly is removably attached to the home end of the litter tray. The drive assembly is operably connected to the carriage assembly to drive the carriage assembly along a path between the home end and discharge end of the litter tray. A waste receptacle positioned adjacent to the discharge end of the litter tray, the waste receptacle includes a selectively openable lid. The drive assembly includes all of the electronics of the litter box. This permits the litter tray to be separated from the drive assembly, and cleaned without damaging the electronics in the drive assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Enrique Plazarte, Steve Vernaglia, Carlos Ojeda
  • Publication number: 20160368635
    Abstract: A food storage machine is provided that includes a film delivery mechanism, a cutting mechanism, a conditioning assembly and a drive mechanism. The film delivery mechanism has a support cradle for a roll of bag material and a feed roller assembly for dispensing the bag material. The cutting mechanism is disposed adjacent the film delivery mechanism and has a first sealing bumper and a shuttle member with a cutting portion. The shuttle member is arranged to cut transversely across the bag material dispensed from the film delivery mechanism. The conditioning assembly is pivotably disposed below the film delivery mechanism and has a heater member for sealing a portion of the bag material. The drive mechanism is operatively connected to the conditioning assembly and configured to pivot upwards to contact the first sealing bumper of the cutting mechanism and to pivot downwards to contact a second sealing bumper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jamal F. Hammad
  • Publication number: 20160360927
    Abstract: A blending appliance is provided including a motorized base, a blending container, and a blade assembly fitted into an opening of the blending container and rotatably coupled to the motorized base when the blending container is mounted on the motorized base. The blade assembly includes a lower blade element disposed on a spindle performing blending operations on ingredients at a lower end of the blending container; and an upper working element disposed on a shaft spaced apart from the lower blade element, and including an upper working portion and a lower working portion spaced apart from the upper working portion. The upper working portion acting to reduce cavitation in the lower blades element during the blending process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Moises Behar, Joseph C. Spencer, JR.
  • Patent number: 9517861
    Abstract: An expandable food storage bag is provided having gusseted sides so that larger food or other items may be inserted therein before vacuum heat sealing. The bag includes first and second sidewalls having a first thickness and a first oxygen transmission rate. The bag further includes first and second gusseted sidewalls having a second thickness less than the first thickness and a second oxygen transmission rate substantially equal to or less than the first oxygen transmission rate. The first pleated sidewall interconnects one side of the first and second sidewalls. The second gusseted sidewall interconnects an opposite side of the first and second sidewalls. The thinner gusseted sidewalls allow the bag to be heat sealed with the first and second sidewalls that may be otherwise too thick with gusseted sidewalls of the same thickness as the first and second sidewalls while maintaining a substantially equal or less oxygen transmission rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Elif Caputa, Vikki Slavin
  • Patent number: 9519017
    Abstract: A circuit integrity detection system for use in detecting the integrity of sensing wire in a heating pad wherein the integrity of the sensing wire is checking the inputs from a first and second A/D converter connected to opposite ends of the sensing wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriel Kohn
  • Publication number: 20160325863
    Abstract: An appliance for dispensing, forming and vacuum packaging a container is provided including a base, a vacuum motor disposed in the base, a vacuum sealing compartment formed in the base including a vacuum trough fluidly connected to the vacuum motor, a sealing element disposed in the vacuum sealing compartment adjacent the vacuum trough, and a storage compartment formed in the base vertically disposed above the vacuum sealing compartment configured to store a roll of flexible container material. At least one section of the container material may be dispensed from the storage compartment and cut from the roll of container material and sealed on a first free end with the sealing element to form an unsealed container. The unsealed container may then be evacuated by the vacuum motor through a second free end inserted into the vacuum trough and/or sealed on the second free end with the sealing element to form a hermetically sealed container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Richard Neil Tobin, Andrew L. Hall, Jeffery A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20160325864
    Abstract: An appliance for vacuum packaging and sealing a container, including: a vacuum motor assembly generating suction, a vacuum trough fluidly connected to the vacuum motor assembly, first and second heat sealing elements, and a microprocessor configured to control the vacuum motor assembly and the first and second heating elements in programmable sequences. One programmable sequence may include energizing the vacuum motor assembly to provide suction to the vacuum trough, energizing the first heat sealing element at a first predetermined temperature for a first predetermined time when a first predetermined vacuum level is reached in the vacuum trough, de-energizing the vacuum motor assembly after a third predetermined time has elapsed after the first heat sealing element has been de-energized, delaying a dwell time, and energizing the second heat sealing element at the expiration of the dwell time at a second predetermined temperature for a second predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jamal F. Hammad
  • Patent number: 9486101
    Abstract: Appliances comprising a base unit and a plug connector coupled to the base unit. The plug connector is configured to electrically couple the appliance to a first socket connector of an electrical receptacle. A channel is formed on or in a first sidewall of the base unit. The plug connector is disposed in the channel when in an engaged position. A defines a channel wall of the channel. The lever is configured to facilitate a transition of the plug connector between the engaged position and a disengaged position. The lever engages the plug connector when in the engaged position and does not engage the plug connector when in the disengaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Day, Phetsouvanh Kounlavong, Daniel Juhyung Lee, Dov Glucksman, Gary P. McGonagle, Joseph C. Spencer, Jr., George T. Hardin, Jr., Laura Nickerson
  • Publication number: 20160316972
    Abstract: A blending appliance is provided including a motorized base, a blending container, and an agitator configuration fitted into an opening of the blending container and rotatably coupled to the motorized base when the blending container is mounted on the motorized base. The agitator configuration includes at least a first blade form performing a blending operation on ingredients at a lower end of the blending container and at least a second blade form extending vertically upward from the first blade form and performing a processing operation on the ingredients in the blending container above the first blade form. The at least second blade form includes a pair of opposing elongated spiral shaped Hades that spiral in a direction of rotation of the agitator configuration when the motorized base is energized and configured to stir ingredients and force ingredients down into the first blade form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jamal F. Hammad
  • Publication number: 20160316971
    Abstract: A blending appliance is provided including a motorized base, a blending container, and an agitator configuration fitted into an opening of the blending container and rotatably coupled to the motorized base when the blending container is mounted on the motorized base. The agitator configuration includes a blade arrangement disposed on a spindle performing a blending operation on ingredients at a lower end of the blending container and a whisk including a plurality of loops disposed a pre-determined distance from the blade arrangement at a distal end of a rotating shaft interconnected to the spindle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Moises Behar, Joseph C. Spencer, JR.
  • Patent number: D769661
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Palermo, Michel Alvarez
  • Patent number: D772000
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Palermo
  • Patent number: D774348
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Asoka Veeravagu, Augusto A. Picozza, Joongoo Lee
  • Patent number: D783340
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Palermo, Stewart Gordon, Noel Disbury, Mark Skinner, Nick Brook
  • Patent number: D783341
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Palermo, Stewart Gordon, Noel Disbury, Mark Skinner, Nick Brook