Patents by Inventor Clarence E. Ellis

Clarence E. Ellis 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: 4213381
    Abstract: Smoldering wood or other solid fuel near the bottom of a vertically elongated enclosure or pit produces heat and smoke which rises freely through the full width of the enclosure or pit to slowly cook food products supported on a plurality of horizontal removable grill racks above the source of heat. A pair of drip collection pans at the bottom of the enclosure or pit on opposite sides of the solid fuel support extend for the full depth of the enclosure or pit. A deflector for drippings having inclined panel portions is arranged above the fuel support and below the lowermost grill rack and diverts food drippings to the two drip collection pans to protect the drippings from contact with the smoldering fuel and preventing excessive heating of the drippings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Inventor: Clarence E. Ellis
  • Patent number: 4201125
    Abstract: Plural heating elements for a corresponding number of self-adjusting smoldering wood supports are independently timed and thermostatically controlled to create a wider range of adjustability and versatility in the cooker to thus widen the variety of products which can be cooked as well as refining and rendering more sensitive the cooking procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1980
    Inventor: Clarence E. Ellis