Patents by Inventor Renato Riccio

Renato Riccio 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: 5974952
    Abstract: Cooking apparatus includes apparatus to support food to be cooked. A housing surrounds a portion of the support apparatus and defines a portal through which food may be passed into the housing. A fireplace is disposed in the housing to support a fire that produces heated gas for cooking food. The fireplace may include a solid fuel burning grate to support solid fuel used as a flavor enhancing substance to the food being cooked with the grate having a body with apertures through which hot coal is discharged. A hot coal supporting device is disposed beneath the grate to receive the hot coals discharged from the solid fuel burning grate and has a body with apertures through which ash is discharged. An ash bin is disposed beneath the hot coal supporting device to receive the discharged ash. A heated gas passageway is provided in the housing to place the heated gas in fluid communication with an environment outside of a building in which the housing is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventor: Renato Riccio
  • Patent number: 5605092
    Abstract: An oven for baking a food product that comprises a bottom. At least one stone covers the bottom and includes a baking area in which the food product may be baked. A top is connected to the bottom and constructed to form a chamber over the baking area. A constant heat source is connected to the bottom to provide a constant heat within the chamber. The constant heat source is disposed above the bottom. A supplemental heat source is provided below the stone to supply additional heat to the baking area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Inventor: Renato Riccio
  • Patent number: 5465653
    Abstract: Cooking apparatus that uses a housing with a fireplace to support a fire for cooking food. A spit for supporting food is rotatably connected to the housing and receives heat generated from the fire in the fireplace. The spit may include at least three driven shoulders disposed substantially equidistant from one another around the periphery of the spit. Driving apparatus is connected to the housing for rotating the spit and has a drive member rotatably connected to the housing. The driving member may include at least four driving shoulders disposed substantially equidistant from one another to engage the driven shoulders on the spit so that the spit rotates more than one complete revolution every time the drive member is rotated. The housing may include a reclamation trap disposed beneath the spit to recover the juices produced when cooking the food on the spit. The driving member may include an axle rod and elongated slats having a length sufficient to allow large food items to be mounted to the spits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Inventor: Renato Riccio
  • Patent number: 5361685
    Abstract: Cooking apparatus that uses a housing with a fireplace to support a fire for cooking food. A spit for supporting food is rotatably connected to the housing and receives heat generated from the fire in the fireplace. The spit may include at least three driven shoulders disposed substantially equidistant from one another around the periphery of the spit. Driving apparatus is connected to the housing for rotating the spit and has a drive member rotatably connected to the housing. The driving member may include at least four driving shoulders disposed substantially equidistant from one another to engage the driven shoulders on the spit so that the spit rotates more than one complete revolution every time the drive member is rotated. The housing may include a reclamation trap disposed beneath the spit to recover the juices produced when cooking the food on the spit. The driving member may include an axle rod and elongated slats having a length sufficient to allow large food items to be mounted to the spits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Inventor: Renato Riccio
  • Patent number: 5184540
    Abstract: Cooking apparatus that uses a housing with a fireplace to support a fire for cooking food. A spit for supporting food is rotatably connected to the housing and receives heat generated from the fire in the fireplace. The spit may include at least three driven shoulders disposed substantially equidistant from one another around the periphery of the spit. Driving apparatus is connected to the housing for rotating the spit and has a drive member rotatably connected to the housing. The driving member may include at least four driving shoulders disposed substantially equidistant from one another to engage the driven shoulders on the spit so that the spit rotates more than one complete revolution every time the drive member is rotated. The housing may include a reclamation trap disposed beneath the spit to recover the juices produced when cooking the food on the spit. The driving member may include an axle rod and elongated slats having a length sufficient to allow large food items to be mounted to the spits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Inventor: Renato Riccio