Patents by Inventor Don Freber

Don Freber 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).

  • Publication number: 20020011244
    Abstract: A grill having a bi-level tent configuration, a burner assembly and a grill shell. The lower, first tent has an “I”-shaped configuration. The upper, second tent has a plurality of openings. The burner assembly is formed from stamped metal. The upper piece of stamped metal has a raised or embossed area with multi-level ports. The burner and tent arrangement provides even distribution of heat to the cooking surface and flare-up control. The use of stamped metal for the burner assembly provides for a cost efficient and easy to assemble grill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventors: Michael Giebel, Daniel M. Stewart, Don Freber, Robert Minor, Henry Schubert
  • Publication number: 20010032640
    Abstract: A grill side burner assembly including a burner having a generally disc-shaped body with an oval cross-section. Louvered main ports are arranged around the upper part of the burner body and create a cyclone-like distribution of heat to the cooking surface thereby improving efficiency. A fuel feed channel is formed integrally into a lower portion of the burner and provides fuel to the interior of the burner body. The burner can be attached to the bottom of a bowl-like recess in a side-burner base and covered with a grid. The side burner assembly can be implemented with a very low parts count.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventors: Michael Giebel, Henry Schubert, Bob Broach, Don Freber, Robert Minor
  • Patent number: 6283114
    Abstract: A grill having a bi-level tent configuration, a burner assembly and a grill shell. The lower, first tent has an “I”-shaped configuration. The upper, second tent has a plurality of openings. The burner assembly is formed from stamped metal. The upper piece of stamped metal has a raised or embossed area with multi-level ports. The burner and tent arrangement provides even distribution of heat to the cooking surface and flare-up control. The use of stamped metal for the burner assembly provides for a cost efficient and easy to assemble grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Giebel, Daniel M. Stewart, Don Freber, Robert Minor, Henry Schubert
  • Patent number: 6253759
    Abstract: A grill side burner assembly including a burner having a generally disc-shaped body with an oval cross-section. Louvered main ports are arranged around the upper part of the burner body and create a cyclone-like distribution of heat to the cooking surface thereby improving efficiency. A fuel feed channel is formed integrally into a lower portion of the burner and provides fuel to the interior of the burner body. The burner can be attached to the bottom of a bowl-like recess in a side-burner base and covered with a grid. The side burner assembly can be implemented with a very low parts count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Giebel, Henry Schubert, Bob Broach, Don Freber, Robert Minor