Patents by Inventor Ronald J. Doerr

Ronald J. Doerr 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: 3931620
    Abstract: Solid-state circuitry is provided for an electrical thermometer for monitoring the interior temperature of food being cooked. A temperature sensing thermistor located in the tip of a probe, adapted to be partially inserted in food being cooked so as to monitor the interior temperature, is combined in circuit with a programmable unijunction transistor (PUT), used as a bridge threshold detector, an NPN transistor-diode load current switch and a buzzer alarm coil such that upon the reaching of a preset temperature within the food, the buzzer alarm is actuated. The self-heat of the thermistor probe provides a latching effect ensuring the continued firing of the PUT with the resultant smooth operation of the buzzer alarm. A resistor is combined in circuit to allow a slight back current to flow through the buzzer coil, thereby allowing the use of a buzzer alarm with a fairly non-critical air gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1976
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Carl E. Wellman, Jr., Ronald J. Doerr