Patents by Inventor Marco Carcano

Marco Carcano 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: 20180153002
    Abstract: An RF choke for an oven having a door movable between an open position and a closed position to interface with an opening defined in a cooking chamber of the oven includes a base portion and a plurality of resonant elements formed in rows. The cooking chamber is defined at least in part by a top wall, a bottom wall, a first sidewall and a second sidewall. The RF choke is disposed at a portion of the door facing the cooking chamber when the door is in the closed position. The base portion is a metallic sheet and is disposed in a first plane substantially parallel to a second plane in which the door lies. The resonant elements are folded out of the first plane toward the door to define a top row of resonant elements, a bottom row of resonant elements, a first side row of resonant elements and a second side row of resonant elements, which are proximate to respective ones of the top wall, the bottom wall, the first sidewall and the second sidewall of the cooking chamber when the door is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Marco Carcano, Michele Sclocchi, Michele Gentile
  • Publication number: 20180149370
    Abstract: An air cleaning system for an oven that includes a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product includes a catalytic assembly and a preheater. The catalytic assembly may be configured to clean air expelled from the cooking chamber. The preheater may be configured to receive hot, cleaned air from the catalytic assembly in an outlet duct to transfer heat to fresh air provided from outside the oven in an inlet duct to preheat the fresh air to heated input air prior to provision of the heated input air into the cooking chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Marco Carcano, Michele Gentile
  • Publication number: 20180152996
    Abstract: An air circulation system for an oven includes a plenum disposed proximate to the cooking chamber, an airflow generator configured to draw air from the cooking chamber through a chamber outlet port and discharge the air into the plenum, and an air heater configured to heat at least some of the air in the plenum prior to a portion of the air entering the cooking chamber from the plenum via air delivery orifices. The chamber outlet port includes outlet perforations combining to form a first geometric shape centered on an axis of the airflow generator. The air delivery orifices include a first set of inlet perforations and a second set of inlet perforations. The first and second sets of inlet perforations combine to form respective second and third geometric shapes that are disposed on opposite sides of the outlet perforations. The second and third geometric shapes are different than the first geometric shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Marco Carcano, Michele Sclocchi, Michele Gentile
  • Publication number: 20180149369
    Abstract: An air cleaning system for an oven that includes a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product includes a catalytic converter, an input array and a preheater. The catalytic converter may be configured to clean air expelled from the cooking chamber. The input array may include perforations through which cleaned air that has been processed by the catalytic converter is provided into the cooking chamber. The preheater may be disposed proximate to the cooking chamber to use heat generated by the cooking chamber to preheat the cleaned air prior to entry of the cleaned air into the cooking chamber through the input array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Marco Carcano, Michele Sclocchi, Michele Gentile
  • Publication number: 20180152997
    Abstract: An air circulation system includes an inlet filter support structure, a first side filter and a second side filter. The air circulation system is for an oven that has a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product and a radio frequency (RF) heating system configured to provide RF energy into the cooking chamber using solid state electronic components. The air circulation system is configured to provide air for cooling the solid state electronic components. The inlet filter support structure enables cooling air for cooling the solid state electronic components to be drawn therein prior to circulation by a cooling fan. The first side filter is supported by the inlet filter support structure. The first side filter is disposed below one of the sidewalls and disposed at an angle relative to the one of the sidewalls. The second side filter is supported by the inlet filter support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Marco Carcano, Michele Gentile, Michele Sclocchi
  • Publication number: 20180153001
    Abstract: An oven includes a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product and an RF heating system configured to provide RF energy into the cooking chamber using solid state electronic components. The cooking chamber is defined at least in part by a top wall, a first sidewall and a second sidewall. The solid state electronic components include power amplifier electronics configured to provide the RF energy into the cooking chamber via a launcher assembly operably coupled to the cooking chamber via a waveguide assembly. The waveguide assembly includes a waveguide extending along at least one of the first sidewall or the second sidewall to provide the RF energy into the cooking chamber through a radiation opening provided at the at least one of the first sidewall or the second sidewall. The launcher assembly includes a launcher disposed proximate to a first end of the waveguide and the radiation opening is disposed proximate to a second end of the waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Marco Carcano, Michele Sclocchi, Michele Gentile
  • Publication number: 20180153003
    Abstract: An oven may include a door movable between an open position and a closed position, a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product, an RF energy source and an RF choke. The cooking chamber may be defined at least in part by a top wall, a bottom wall, a first sidewall and a second sidewall, and may define an opening that interfaces with the door. The RF energy source may be configured to apply RF energy to the food product. The RF choke may be disposed at a portion of the door facing the cooking chamber when the door is in the closed position. The door may include a handle disposed on a side of the door opposite the RF choke. The handle may be attached to a front face of the door at an angle relative to the front face of the door such that the handle extends beyond a top of the door along a direction extending from a pivot axis of the door toward the top of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Marco Carcano, Michele Gentile, Michele Sclocchi
  • Publication number: 20180153000
    Abstract: An oven includes a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product and an RF heating system configured to provide RF energy into the cooking chamber using solid state electronic components. The solid state electronic components include power amplifier electronics configured to provide a signal into the cooking chamber via a launcher assembly operably coupled to the cooking chamber via a waveguide assembly. An isolation assembly is provided between the launcher assembly and the power amplifier electronics. The power amplifier electronics are controlled at least in part based on an efficiency parameter determined from a forward power value and a reflected power value that are each measured after the isolation assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Marco Carcano, Michele Gentile, Michele Sclocchi
  • Publication number: 20180152992
    Abstract: An air circulation system for an oven includes an inlet cavity, an attic region and a cooling fan. The oven includes a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product and an RF heating system configured to provide RF energy into the cooking chamber using solid state electronic components. The air circulation system is configured to provide air for cooling the solid state electronic components. The inlet cavity is disposed below the cooking chamber. The attic region is disposed above the cooking chamber and housing the solid state electronic components. The cooling fan isolates the inlet cavity from the attic region to maintain the inlet cavity at a pressure below ambient pressure to draw cooling air into the inlet cavity via an inlet array, and to maintain the attic region at a pressure above ambient pressure to discharge air that has cooled the solid state electronic components from an oven body of the oven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Marco Carcano, Michele Gentile, Michele Sclocchi
  • Publication number: 20180092165
    Abstract: A method for managing a microwave heating device able to operate based on a first signal having a first fundamental harmonic frequency that is within the microwave range, wherein operation of the microwave heating device (1) is interrupted or modified when, inside the microwave heating device (1), the presence of a second signal is detected, the latter having harmonic components which have frequencies that are different from a fundamental harmonic frequency and an intensity higher than a critical reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Marco Carcano, Michele Sclocchi
  • Publication number: 20170295614
    Abstract: An apparatus for simultaneously heating a plurality of food products, comprising: a containment structure forming a housing chamber; one or more separating elements mounted in the housing chamber to delimit a plurality of separate housing compartments for receiving the food products; radio frequency dielectric heating means with an operating frequency of between 1 MHz and 300 MHz, mounted in the containment structure and comprising at least one first electrode and one second electrode; wherein the housing compartments are aligned along a row, the first electrode and the second electrode delimiting on two opposite sides the row; and wherein inside the housing chamber, between the first electrode and the second electrode , there is also at least one inductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Michele Sclocchi, Christine Rollet, Marco Carcano, Marco Bullo, Francesco Gambato