Patents Examined by Alfred Basichas
  • Patent number: 11029032
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide for a stove which may be installed in a countertop mount or recessed configuration. The stove provides an end cap which is connected to or mounted adjacent to a front control panel. In one configuration, the end cap may be utilized in a configuration to receive a portion of the adjacent edges of the countertop. Alternatively, in flush fit configuration, the end caps may be closed so that no opening is clearly shown and the end caps are positioned adjacent to the countertop but do not receive such.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Dometic Sweden AB
    Inventor: Dustin Harrell
  • Patent number: 11021668
    Abstract: A fuel source shaving device and method(s) of use is described. Embodiments of the fuel source shaving device can include, but is not limited to, a housing, a blade, and a bore passing through the housing. The fuel source shaving device can be implemented to create ribbons and/or shavings of material from a fuel source to aid in starting a fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Chris D. Willis
  • Patent number: 11022318
    Abstract: A gas-fired burner adapted for use on a liquid fuel. A method for essentially smokeless start-up and steady state operation of a gas-fired burner on a liquid fuel. The apparatus integrates a catalytic liquid fuel reformer with a flame burner designed for operation on a gaseous fuel of high Wobbe Index, e.g., natural gas. The method involves reacting a mixture of a liquid fuel and oxidant in a catalytic reformer to obtain a gaseous reformate having a low Wobbe Index; and thereafter combusting the gaseous reformate, optionally augmented with liquid co-fuel and oxidant, in the gas-fired burner under diffusion flame conditions. The invention allows commercial gas-fired appliances to be operated on a liquid fuel, thereby offering advantages in logistics and camp operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: PRECISION COMBUSTION, INC.
    Inventors: Julian David Prada Bernal, Francesco Macri
  • Patent number: 11015818
    Abstract: A table (1) comprises a table top (4), a heating appliance (3), and a heating appliance holder (2) holding the heating appliance (3). The heating appliance holder (2) comprises a holder main body (7) and a table top holder (8) for holding the table top (4), the table top holder (8) being spaced apart from the holder main body (7) by at least one gap (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The Gritchie Kitchen Company Limited
    Inventors: Guy Stuart Ritchie, Nigel Bruce True
  • Patent number: 11015838
    Abstract: A bladed solar thermal receiver for absorbing concentrated sunlight is disclosed. The receiver includes a plurality of panels arranged in a bladed configuration for absorbing sunlight. The bladed configurations can be radial or planar. The receiver design increases the effective solar absorptance and efficiency by providing a light trap for the incident solar radiation while reducing heat losses from radiation and convection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, Australian National University
    Inventors: Clifford K. Ho, Joshua Mark Christian, John Downing Pye
  • Patent number: 11009234
    Abstract: A home cooking appliance includes a cooktop surface and a gas pedestal burner on the cooktop surface. The gas pedestal burner includes a burner portion having a sidewall, a lower surface facing the cooktop surface, a plurality of burner ports in the sidewall, and a base portion under the burner portion. The base portion elevates the burner portion in a vertical direction above the cooktop surface and has a lower mounting surface disposed on the cooktop surface. An area of a footprint of the lower mounting surface of the base portion is less than an area of a footprint of the lower surface of the burner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: David Adams, Ben Braden, Russell Dorsten, Jonathan Grey, Donald Hendricks, Chris Hill, David Nowak, Timothy Russell, Graham Sadtler, Phil Springer
  • Patent number: 10995964
    Abstract: Embodiments of a wind guard system for blocking a cross-wind from flowing through a gap defined between a griddle and a cooking station. The wind guard system includes multiple wind guard members each having a shield portion and a hook portion, the hook portion extending from an upper end portion of the shield portion. The hook portion is sized and configured to be positioned to removably hang over a top edge of upstanding walls of the griddle member so that a height of the shield portion extends downward to cover the gap defined between an underside of the griddle member and the upper side of the cooking station to at least partially prevent wind from moving through the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: North Atlantic Imports, LLC
    Inventor: Roger Dahle
  • Patent number: 10995948
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for low-CO2 emission combustion of liquid fuel with a gas-assisted liquid fuel oxygen reactor. The system comprises an atomizer that sprays fuel and CO2 into an evaporation zone, where the fuel and CO2 is heated into a vaporized form. The system comprises a reaction zone that receives the vaporized fuel and CO2. The system includes an air vessel having an air stream, and a heating vessel adjacent to the air vessel that transfers heat to the air vessel. The system comprises an ion transport membrane in flow communication with the air vessel and reaction zone. The ion transport membrane receives O2 permeating from the air stream and transfers the O2 into the reaction zone resulting in combustion of fuel. The combustion produces heat and creates CO2 exhaust gases that are recirculated in the system limiting emission of CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Rached Ben-Mansour, Mohamed A. Habib, Aqil Jamal
  • Patent number: 10993833
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a heat generator that comprises an adhesive layer containing a volatile component and in which the volatile component is maintained in a stable state during storage, the volatile component is prevented from adhering to a heat-generating section, and it is possible to achieve an excellent warming effect during use. This heat generator comprises: a heat-generating section, an accommodation body that accommodates the heat-generating section and comprises an attachment surface to which an attachment body is attached, an adhesive layer provided to the attachment surface side of the accommodation body, and a release sheet provided to the attachment surface side of the adhesive layer. As a result of including a volatile component in the adhesive layer and providing a metal foil membrane to the release sheet, it is possible to maintain the volatile component in a stable state within the adhesive layer during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: KOBAYASHI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Igaue
  • Patent number: 10995949
    Abstract: In order to overcome the limitations and problems that earlier methods have experienced, a method for operating a burner used in the thermal step of a Claus process is disclosed. The burner has at least one combustion air port, at least one oxygen port, and at least one fuel port. The oxidant flow is made up of an oxygen flow of technical pure oxygen with an oxygen concentration of at least 90 vol. %, preferably at least 99 vol. %, and if necessary of a second gas flow, and it is determined whether the oxygen flow is below a pre-set minimum flow and if the oxygen flow is below a pre-set minimum flow the air flow is split into a main air flow and a side air flow and the oxygen flow is combined with the side air flow creating an oxygen-enriched side air flow which is fed to the oxygen port. A corresponding burner is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Messer Industries USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernhard Schreiner, Xiaoping Tian
  • Patent number: 10989415
    Abstract: An entertainment device is disclosed herein which integrates a fire feature, a water feature, a music system, and a controlled lighting feature into a single piece of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BBQGUYS MANUFACTURING, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Hackley
  • Patent number: 10989418
    Abstract: A cooking appliance may include a case that defines a cavity for cooking, a top plate that is disposed above the cavity and that is configured to define an external appearance of a top side of the cooking appliance, a control panel that is disposed at a front upper position of the cavity and that is configured to define an external appearance of a front side of the cooking appliance, the control panel having a knob for user operation, and a door that is disposed below the control panel and that is configured to define, along with the control panel, the external appearance of the front side of the cooking appliance, the door being configured to open or close the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Wanglim Lee, Cheonghwan Yu
  • Patent number: 10982843
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an over fire air arrangement for a furnace (1), the furnace (1) having opposing first wall (4) and second wall (6) and opposing first side wall (5) and second side wall (7) between the first and second walls (4, 6) for forming a furnace enclosure (2). The over fire air arrangement comprising at least one first over fire air port (20) provided to the first wall (4) for supplying a first over fire air flow (40) into the furnace (1) and at least one first additional over fire air port (50) provided to at least one of the first and second side walls (5, 7) in the vicinity of the first wall (4), the at least one first additional over fire air port (50) being arranged to supplying a first additional over fire air flow (60) into the furnace (1) transversely to the first over fire air flow (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
    Inventor: Marko Huttunen
  • Patent number: 10982845
    Abstract: A cooking device is provided. The cooking device includes a frame that forms a cooking chamber; a burner provided inside the frame and having a plurality of gas outlet holes; an ignition unit provided inside the frame to ignite a mixed gas discharged from at least one of the plurality of gas outlet holes; and a fixing device to affix a position of the ignition unit with respect to the burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Youngkook Yoon
  • Patent number: 10980665
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a heat generator that contains a volatile component and in which the volatile component is stably maintained during storage, the volatile component is prevented from adhering to a heat-generating section, and it is possible to achieve an excellent warming effect during use. This heat generator comprises a heat-generating section (1), an accommodation body (2) for accommodating the heat-generating section (1), an adhesive layer (3) provided to an attachment surface side of the accommodation body (2), and a release sheet (4) provided to the attachment surface side of the adhesive layer (3). As a result of including a volatile component in the adhesive layer (3) and respectively providing gas barrier layers (211), (41) to a first packaging material (21) constituting the attachment surface side of the accommodation body (2) and to the release sheet (4), it is possible to stably maintain the volatile component within the adhesive layer (3) during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KOBAYASHI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Igaue
  • Patent number: 10976059
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus and method for use of the same are disclosed that utilize forced convection and radiant heating cooking. In one embodiment, the cooking apparatus includes an oven housing defining a cooking chamber, a circulation chamber, and a catalyst chamber. The catalyst chamber is superposed to the circulation chamber and the circulation chamber is superposed to the cooking chamber. Heating elements are located in at least one of the cooking chamber and the circulation chamber. An airflow circulation loop is located between the cooking chamber and the circulation chamber. An exhaust airflow path is provided from the circulation chamber to the catalyst chamber to an exterior of the oven housing. A fan subassembly is located within the oven housing and the fan subassembly circulates convection air along the airflow circulation loop with a portion of the convection air being diverted into the exhaust airflow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: QNC, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Robert Artt
  • Patent number: 10976058
    Abstract: A table (1) comprises a table top (4), a heating appliance (3), and a heating appliance holder (2) holding the heating appliance (3). The heating appliance holder (2) comprises a holder main body (7) and a table top holder (8) for holding the table top (4), the table top holder (8) being spaced apart from the holder main body (7) by at least one gap (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Gritchie Kitchen Company Limited
    Inventors: Guy Stuart Ritchie, Nigel Bruce True
  • Patent number: 10976077
    Abstract: A linear fresnel solar power system which is transportable in a goods container, wherein the solar power system comprises: a number of rows of reflective mirrors, and a support structure, the support structure comprising a base for assembling the support structure on a commercial goods container, and the container defining a volume, wherein the support structure further comprises: two foldable lateral platforms articulated to the base of the support structure; and two mirror-carrying banks, supported by the lateral platforms, wherein the rows of reflective mirrors are mounted on the mirror-carrying banks. The invention helps to save transportation and assembling costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SOLATOM CSP S.L.
    Inventors: Raul Villalba Van Dijk, Miguel Herraiz Frasquet
  • Patent number: 10972044
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a solar tracker (1000) comprising at least: a mobile device (1100) comprising at least: a table (1110) comprising at least one solar energy collector device (1112); a support structure (1120); first support arch (1130) and a second support arch (1150) configured to support the support structure (1120); a first ground support (1140) and a second ground support (1160) configured to support the first support arch (1130) and the second support arch (1150), respectively; a kinematic drive device (1141); the solar tracker (1000) being characterized in that: the support structure (1120) is a beam formed of a lattice structure comprising: at least one first, one second and one third longitudinal members; a plurality of crossmembers; a plurality of tie rods (1225).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NEXANS SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Jérome Marc Tordo
  • Patent number: 10962221
    Abstract: A flame gun with a flow control ring includes a body with a gas outlet assembly disposed therein. The gas outlet assembly includes a flow regulator being rotatable about an axis. A flow controller is coupled to and operably rotatable relative to the body. The flow controller is configured to drive the flow regulator rotationally and includes a connecting portion connected to the flow regulator. The flow controller includes an input portion disposed in a spaced relationship with the connecting portion and includes at least one link arm interconnecting and extending between the connecting portion and the input portion. The input portion is disposed circumferentially and surrounds at least half an outer periphery of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Pro-Iroda Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Wei Cheng Wu