Oven Doors, Ventilating Patents (Class 126/198)
  • Patent number: 11297696
    Abstract: A microwave oven includes a housing that defines a cavity therein, a heating source configured to heat an object in the cavity, an exhaust device disposed at a lower portion of the housing, a door that is connected to the housing and defines a suction hole configured to receive air from an outside of the door and a discharge hole configured to discharge the air received through the suction hole, and a display disposed at a front surface of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangcheol Lee, Kyoungjoon Park, Jaekyung Yang, Wontae Kim
  • Patent number: 11286698
    Abstract: Cooking appliances described herein may include an oven and a cooktop disposed above the oven. The oven may have an oven cavity and an oven door configured to open and close the oven cavity by pivoting about a horizontal axis. A linear actuator may be coupled to the oven door and configured to reposition the oven door in a vertical direction. Using this apparatus, a user may be assisted by the vertically-repositionable oven door when lifting and lowering objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Ben Braden, Ronald Allen Diehl, Josiah Fronckowiak, Shaun Phillips
  • Patent number: 11279650
    Abstract: A heating device equipped with a chamber defining a cavity, includes a door or wall incorporating a triple glazing including three transparent substrates defining, from the interior to the exterior of the cavity, faces numbered 1 to 6 respectively, at least the faces 1 and 2 of the first substrate and 3 and/or 4 of the second substrate being covered with heat-reflecting coatings, wherein the mean spacing e1 between the first substrate and the second substrate and the mean spacing e2 between the second substrate and the third substrate is different, the ratio between the largest spacing and the smallest spacing being greater than 1.1, and e1 and e2 being between 2 and 20 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Camille Morin, Arnaud Huignard
  • Patent number: 11212883
    Abstract: A cooling system (12) for a cooking oven (10) is provided. The cooling system (12) has a first air path including a first suction area (28), at least one first fan (20) and a first air guidance (48) of a blowing-out area (30) connected in series. The cooling system (12) has a second air path including a second suction area, at least one second fan (22) and a second air guidance (50) of the blowing-out area (30) connected in series. The first suction area (28) is connected to an oven cavity (14) of the cooking oven (10) via an vapour outlet (32), so that the first air path is provided for conveying moist air. The second suction area is connected to the environment of the cooking oven (10), so that the second air path is provided for conveying dry air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Arnd Hofmann, Klaus Schlötterer-Fratoianni
  • Patent number: 11047578
    Abstract: An automatic oven having a controller and a sensor assembly for automatically determining a food type for a food item placed in a cooking chamber of the automatic oven, and cooks the automatically determined food item according to a cooking profile selected based on the determined food type, while optionally accommodating a user input on the determining of the food type, and the cooking profile, including an optional degree of doneness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander L. Clayton, Vince Huang, Xiangxu Li, Ken Lei, Hanks Hu, Juan Chen, Tracy Yu, Jack Li, Roy Qiu, Seth Herndon, Donald John Gilmore, Cristiano Vito Pastore, Dick Ge, Pallavi Manjrekar, Bruce M. Wiatrak, Andrea Ferrise, Blake Cartwright, Richard J. Hughes, Joel Fletty, Wyndham F. Gary, Jr., Joshua G. Abdoo, Collin A. Stipe, Nicholas Brenn, Casey L. McCuan, Christopher L. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10883764
    Abstract: In a door structure of a heat treatment furnace performing a heat treatment of a workpiece, there are provided: a first opening member and a second opening member in which workpiece passing ports where the transferred workpiece passes are formed; and a sheet shutter, the sheet shutter is provided with a winding portion and a shutter portion, the shutter portion is disposed between the first opening member and the second opening member, the shutter portion is provided with a first sheet portion which covers the workpiece passing port of the first opening member and a second sheet portion which covers the workpiece passing port of the second opening member at a time that the shutter portion is closed, and it is configured that a gas storage portion is formed between the first opening member and the second opening member at the time that the shutter portion is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DOWA THERMOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Sasaki, Takahiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 10876784
    Abstract: For the purpose of improving flexibility, a home appliance door, for example a home chiller appliance door, is proposed: The home appliance door has at least one base body and at least one front cover element, the base body and the front cover element cooperating to form a door handle recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Ziya Arslankiray, Ercan Engin, Tanzer Yildizgoecer
  • Patent number: 10724784
    Abstract: A household appliance has a case body and a door that is pivotable about a rotation axis relative to the case body. The door includes a doorframe and a front door panel connected to a front side of the doorframe. The front door panel includes a protruding portion that extends out of the doorframe along a length or width direction of the door, and the door further includes a cover member disposed behind the protruding portion. The structure of the door is thus more diversified, to ensure a function of the door, and at the same time, meet an appearance requirement of industrial design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Ping Lv, Chuan Zhang, Yaoguo Xu
  • Patent number: 10597930
    Abstract: An impact rated frame for sectional doors includes a frame assembly sandwiching a shield member and securely clamping a planar portion of a sectional door. The frame assembly and the shield member are fastened together with a plurality of fasteners driven through the frame assembly and the shield member. The impact rated frame further includes a decorative frame affixed to the frame assembly. The decorative frame seals against the planar portion of the sectional door and the shield member to prevent the frame assembly from contamination. The shield member may be transparent or opaque with multiple louvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: OVERHEAD DOOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dwayne J. Kornish
  • Patent number: 10488054
    Abstract: A cooking appliance and cooling assembly therefor is provided herein. The cooking appliance may include a cabinet defining a cooling passage. The cooling passage may extend, for instance, along the top portion of the cabinet. A control panel may be provided in fluid communication with the cooling passage. Additionally or alternatively, an exhaust panel may be provided to define an output vent proximate to one of the opposing sidewalls in fluid communication with the cooling passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Scott Johnson
  • Patent number: 10463896
    Abstract: A safety cabinet for storing flammable liquids is provided with a flame arresting vent. The flame arresting vent or “flame arrestor” allows flammable vapors inside the cabinet to leave the cabinet's interior but prevents flame from flowing into the cabinet's interior from outside the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: JAMCO PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert L Sadinski
  • Patent number: 10371390
    Abstract: A cooking appliance may include a case that defines a cavity for cooking, a top plate that is disposed above the cavity and that is configured to define an external appearance of a top side of the cooking appliance, a control panel that is disposed at a front upper position of the cavity and that is configured to define an external appearance of a front side of the cooking appliance, the control panel having a knob for user operation, and a door that is disposed below the control panel and that is configured to define, along with the control panel, the external appearance of the front side of the cooking appliance, the door being configured to open or close the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Wanglim Lee, Cheonghwan Yu
  • Patent number: 10260756
    Abstract: A deflecting element is arranged in an oven door and aligned adjacent the ventilation openings to inhibit accidental spills through the openings from fouling interior door components. The deflecting element can have a plurality of tiered blades with associated respective channels for guiding and accumulating spills. One or several of the blades can have an angled deflector portion for guiding overflow liquid to a subjacent blade, away from interior glass panels. When the oven door is rotated into an upright position, closed position, liquid accumulated in the respective channels is conducted to the lateral edges of the door, where it can be guided via ducts out the base of the door or otherwise collected in removable reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Dänzer, Stefan Bayerlein, Magdalena Moll
  • Patent number: 10253987
    Abstract: An over door spill diverter system for the routing of liquid entering an oven door at or near its top. Liquid is diverted away from the window to prevent stains on the inside surface that a user may not be able to readily clean or otherwise remove. The diverter system also allows for convective air flow through the oven door to properly cool the exterior of the door. A variety of oven door constructions may be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: James Lee Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10159119
    Abstract: A cooking device according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a cooking chamber configured to provide a space in which food is cooked; a magnetron configured to emit microwaves to the cooking chamber; and a heater configured to emit radiant heat to the cooking chamber, wherein the heater includes a filament, an outer pipe which protects the filament, and a blocking member which is located at an outside of the filament to block the microwaves emitted from the magnetron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngjun Lee, Yangkyeong Kim, Seungjo Baek
  • Patent number: 10145566
    Abstract: A door (1) for an oven (100) for closing and opening a cooking chamber (120) of the oven (100), comprising a frame (20) able to be hinged to the oven (100), and a first panel (30) fixed to the frame (20), comprising at least a second panel (31,32) associated to the frame (20) removably by means of jointing fastening elements (24,213,222).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TECNO S.P.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Di Tommaso
  • Patent number: 10149352
    Abstract: A microwave oven includes an outer housing defining an accommodating chamber therein and having a first cooling air inlet and a first cooling air outlet therein; an inner housing disposed within the accommodating chamber and defining a heating chamber therein, the heating chamber having a second cooling air inlet and a second cooling air outlet communicated with the first cooling air outlet, a cooling air passage being defined between an upper surface of the inner housing and a top wall of the accommodating chamber and communicated with the second cooling air inlet; a cooling fan having an air inlet communicated with the first cooling air inlet via an air inlet passage and an air outlet communicated with the cooling air passage; and an electrical component disposed within the cooling air passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN APPLIANCES MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhifei Huang, Quanhong Jiang, Shiyong Liu, Motan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10024547
    Abstract: A cooling system for an oven appliance is provided. The oven appliance includes an insulated chamber positioned within a cabinet such that a plurality of air flow passageways are defined therebetween. A control panel is positioned at a top, front of the oven appliance and defines an electronics chamber which is in fluid communication with a side air flow passageway. An exhaust duct is positioned between the insulated chamber and the cabinet and is placed in fluid communication with the electronics chamber. An exhaust fan is positioned within the duct and is configured for drawing cooling air through the side air flow passageway, into the electronics chamber, and through the exhaust duct to an outlet where it is exhausted from the oven appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Scott Johnson, Aashish Ashokrao Saraf, Brandon John Bucholz, Katherine Michelle Jansen
  • Patent number: 9897327
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus comprises a housing forming an oven cavity within the housing. A door is attached to the housing for selectively opening and closing the oven cavity. The door comprises an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface includes a vent in fluid communication with an air channel within the door. A movable blocking element for selectively opens and closes the vent. The movable blocking element is biased against the vent when the door is open, thereby closing the vent when the door is open. The movable blocking element is configured to translate linearly within the door, toward the vent and away from the outer surface of the door to close the vent, and toward the outer surface of the door and away from the vent to open the vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Thomas Phillips, Brian Martin, Tommaso Raggi, Gabriele Gardini
  • Patent number: 9772112
    Abstract: Provided is a cooking appliance that includes an oven cavity, at least one heating element for heating the oven cavity, and a door movable between an open position and a closed position for selectively providing access to the oven cavity. The door includes a first glass pane spaced from a second glass pane to define a space therebetween. The cooking appliance further includes a blower configured to move air through the space between the first glass pane and the second glass pane. The door includes a longitudinal axis that is substantially vertical when the door is in the closed position and the first glass pane and the second glass pane each form an acute angle with the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Tommaso Raggi, Robert Craig Bontrager, Ronald Gene Brant
  • Patent number: 9732965
    Abstract: A baking appliance includes a heatable baking chamber and a door that closes the baking chamber. The door includes an inner pane facing the baking chamber when the door is closed and an outer pane facing outward when the door is closed. At least one holding element is configured to arrange the inner pane and outer pane so as to form at least one ventilation channel between the inner pane and outer pane. At least one cooling element is associated with the at least one holding element and extends into the at least one ventilation channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventor: Uwe Keller
  • Patent number: 9429329
    Abstract: A household cooking appliance including a housing having an oven chamber accessible through an opening, the opening having a seal surrounding a perimeter of the opening, and a door covering the opening and moveable about a hinge between an open position and a closed position. The door includes an outer door skin forming an outer surface of the door, the outer door skin including an outer glass panel, a full glass inner panel forming an inner surface of the door, the full glass inner panel abutting the seal when the door is in a closed position, a middle glass panel disposed between the outer glass panel and the inner glass panel, and a middle glass support system that supports the middle glass panel at a predetermined position between the outer glass panel and the full glass inner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan DeLozier, Russell Dorsten, Samuel Harward, Donald Hendricks, Rose Marie Parker
  • Patent number: 9297538
    Abstract: Lighting for an oven door includes a light source and a design that is selectively illuminated by the light source. The light source is located in the oven door, and the design is etched in an oven door window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Hargrave, Allan G. Trowbridge
  • Patent number: 9074777
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oven door for a domestic cooking oven. The oven door comprises a first inner glass panel (10) in direct contact to an oven cavity (34), a second inner glass panel (12) plane-parallel to the first inner glass panel (10) and a void of air intermediate space (18) between the first inner glass panel (10) and the second inner glass panel (12). The oven door comprises further a reflective layer (22) at an inner side of the second inner glass panel (12) in order to reflect radiant heat from the oven cavity (34) and/or at an outer side of the first inner glass panel (10) in order to reduce radiant heat emission from the oven cavity (34). An outer glass panel (14) of the oven door is in direct contact to an ambiance (36). Further, the present invention relates to a corresponding domestic cooking oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Cedric Catalogne, Karl Leidig
  • Patent number: 9022017
    Abstract: An oven having enhanced cooling efficiency. The oven includes a cooking chamber, a door to open or close a front side of the cooking chamber, a cooling fan located above the cooking chamber to suction and blow outside air, a discharge duct to discharge the air, blown by the cooling fan, forward of the door, a plurality of flow-paths defined in the door to allow outside air to be introduced into and moved in the flow-path in association with discharge of the air through the discharge duct, and a suction pipe to connect at least one of the flow-paths and the cooling fan to each other. Suction force of the cooling fan is applied to the flow-paths of the door through the suction pipe as well as the interior of an electric machine room, allowing the air in the flow-path to be discharged to the outside through the suction pipe and the discharge duct. This assures more active air movement in the door and maximizes the cooling effect of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Hak Hyun, Jae Man Joo, Jong Chull Shon, Ki Suk Jeon, Myoung Keun Kwon, Tae Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 9016270
    Abstract: Mounting for a window in an oven appliance is provided so as to allow for thermal expansion during oven use. More particularly, an expansion zone is provided around the window such that, during heating of the window from oven operation, the window is allowed to expand without restraint that could cause cracking or shattering. Space can be allowed for both lateral and longitudinal expansion of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Chezem, Philip Ames Barber, John Mark Chilton, Cecil Clay Clements, Carlos Garcia
  • Publication number: 20150107575
    Abstract: A domestic oven door includes an inner glass sheet intended to be the glass sheet closest to the compartment of the oven, and an outer glass sheet, the glass sheets being held rigidly connected and being separated by an air gap, the inner glass sheet possessing a chemical composition which includes the following constituents, in an amount by weight within the limits defined hereinafter: SiO2 55-70% Al2O3 12-25% B2O3 ?0-0.5% Li2O ?0-2% Na2O + K2O ?0-5% MgO ?0-10% CaO ?0-15% SrO ?0-15% BaO ?0-15% ZnO ?0-5% RO ?5-25% where RO = MgO + CaO + SrO + BaO + ZnO TiO2 ?0-3% ZrO2 ?0-4%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Kamila Plevacova, Edouard Brunet, Olivier Dargaud
  • Publication number: 20150075513
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides an oven range appliance and a cooling assembly for an oven range appliance. The cooling assembly includes at least one inlet and at least one outlet. The at least one inlet is configured for receiving a flow of air. The cooling assembly directs the flow of air through the cooling assembly to the at least one outlet. Due to the position and/or size of the at least one inlet and at least one outlet, the cooling assembly can draw or urge the flow of air through the cooling assembly without a fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Hans Juergen Paller, Justin Patrick Todd
  • Publication number: 20150068510
    Abstract: An oven that effectively cools a door by adjusting a position of a cooling guide includes a casing having at least one inhalation hole and at least one ejection hole; a cooking chamber which has an opening and is placed inside the casing; a door that is rotatably coupled to one portion of the casing so as to open/close the opening; a cooling fan that discharges air introduced into the inhalation hole to the ejection hole placed at a front portion of the casing; and an air guide that is installed adjacent to the ejection hole so as to change a direction of air driven by the cooling fan. The cooling guide is installed not to disturb the flow of air that passes through the door so that the door using minimum sheets of glass can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Dong Ho LEE, Dong Jin OH
  • Publication number: 20150020792
    Abstract: Provided is a cooking appliance that includes an oven cavity, at least one heating element for heating the oven cavity, and a door movable between an open position and a closed position for selectively providing access to the oven cavity. The door includes a first glass pane spaced from a second glass pane to define a space therebetween. The cooking appliance further includes a blower configured to move air through the space between the first glass pane and the second glass pane. The door includes a longitudinal axis that is substantially vertical when the door is in the closed position and the first glass pane and the second glass pane each form an acute angle with the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Tommaso Raggi, Robert Craig Bontrager, Ronald Gene Brant
  • Patent number: 8875691
    Abstract: A stove system featuring a stove component with a burner and an oven. The stove component has a stove microprocessor and a display. The stove microprocessor is adapted to calculate a temperature of the burner. The display has a temperature indicator which functions to display a relative temperature of the burner. When the burner is in a first temperature range the temperature indicator is illuminated in a first color, when the burner is in a second temperature range the temperature indicator is illuminated in a second color, when the burner is in a third temperature range the temperature indicator is illuminated in a third color, and when the burner is in a fourth temperature range the temperature indicator is illuminated in a fourth color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Jean G. Saint Joy
  • Patent number: 8857422
    Abstract: An oven door assembly is provided that selectively closes and permits access to an access opening of an oven cavity of the oven. The oven door assembly includes an outside door panel having a non-opaque pane, an inside door panel having a non-opaque pane, the inside door panel being located closer to the oven cavity of the oven than the outside door panel, and a middle non-opaque pane, and a shield fitted relative to the middle non-opaque pane for drawing heat away from the middle non-opaque pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventor: Suad Elkasevic
  • Patent number: 8839781
    Abstract: A panoramic oven door which has a counter door structure which comprises a first outer section of counter door in the shape of a substantially rectangular structural frame, which has a support groove surrounding its inner perimeter border; a second inner section of counter door in the shape of a substantially rectangular structural frame, which has a coupling flange surrounding its outer perimeter border; wherein said first and second sections of counter door are coupled between each other by means of a plurality of coinciding supports or brackets formed over the same and joined by means of fastening elements; in such a way that said coupling flange of the second inner section of the counter door is made to coincide within the support groove formed in the first outer section of the counter door; and wherein additionally, an isolating thermal seal made of fiber glass thread woven in the shape of a flat hose is interposed between said coupling flange and said support groove once coupled, to avoid direct contact
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Mabe, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Jose Merced Vazquez Garcia, Ulises Hernandez Orduña, Gustavo Aguillon De Jesus, Guillermo Rocha Aguilera
  • Publication number: 20140251301
    Abstract: An oven appliance is provided. The oven appliance includes a pair of doors. Each door of the pair of doors includes an outer door panel and an inner door panel. The outer and inner door panels are spaced apart from each other along at least one edge of the door such that the inner and outer door panels define a thermal break therebetween. The thermal break can assist with limiting or hindering heat transfer between the inner and outer door panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: John Mark Chilton, Stephen Bernard Froelicher, Scott Thomas Kershner, Joshua Stephen Wiseman, John Adam Yantis
  • Patent number: 8746230
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for aerating and deaerating an oven (1), which has at least two oven muffles (2, 3) disposed one above the other, the feed apertures (5, 6) of which are or can be closed in each case by a door (7, 8), comprising the following procedural steps: cooling air (L) is drawn off from an outside area surrounding the oven (1), and the drawn-off air (L) is blown at least partially into interior spaces (9, 10) of the doors (7, 8) and then blown out into the outside area after flowing through at least a part of the interior spaces (9, 10), wherein the drawn-off air (L) is blown into the upper door (7) in an upper section of that door (7) and flows substantially downward from above through the interior space (9) of the door (7), wherein the drawn-off air (L) is blown into the interior space (10) of the lower door (8) at a bottom end section thereof and flows substantially upward through the interior space (10) of the door (8), and that the air blown into the interior spaces (9, 10
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Trautner, Markus Schmid, Franz Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20140069409
    Abstract: An oven appliance with a cabinet that defines a chamber is provided. A pair of doors is mounted proximate the cabinet and provides selective access to the cabinet. One of the pair of doors includes a tongue. Another of the pair of doors defines a groove configured for receipt of the tongue when the pair of doors is in a closed position. The tongue and groove can limit heat loss through a gap between the pair of doors or assist with sealing the pair of doors against the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: John Adam Yantis, John Mark Chilton, Scott Thomas Kershner, Eric Sugalski, David Schoon, David Perry
  • Patent number: 8662066
    Abstract: A closure device associable with the opening of the cooking chamber of an oven of the type with trolley is described, the oven including a closure door associated with the chamber, for the sealed closure of the cooking chamber in the absence of the trolley, the device includes a closure element capable of being placed to close a portion of the opening of the chamber that is not involved by the closure door, the portion of opening being capable of permitting the closure of the door when the trolley is inserted into the cooking chamber, the closure element co-operating in a sealed manner with respective sections of gaskets arranged at the opening, for the sealed closure of the cooking chamber when the trolley is not inserted in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Unox S.p.A.
    Inventor: Enrico Franzolin
  • Publication number: 20140048055
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a baking oven door 2 and baking oven 1. A camera 10 is mounted inside the door 2 and coupled to a heat sink 8 constituting an outer cover of the door 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventor: Florian Ruther
  • Patent number: 8578925
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a door assembly having a main frame provided with an inner, central opening. A glass panel is secured to the main frame portion across the inner, central opening and an overlay member is adhesively secured to the glass panel through a plurality of adhesive elements. The overlay member includes top, bottom and opposing side sections that collectively define an outer, central opening. The adhesive elements establish airflow passages that extends longitudinally across the door assembly between the glass panel and the overlay member. The overlay member also includes first and second flanges that are arranged along the top and bottom edge sections respectively. Third and fourth flanges are provided on respective upper and lower edges of the outer central opening. The flanges, together with the adhesive elements, ensure the presence of the airflow passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph E. Kelley, Russell L. Simms, II, Gregory S. Wade
  • Patent number: 8539941
    Abstract: The invention provides a drawer type built-in cooking device, wherein an air outlet portion 10 for discharging the inside air containing heat and vapor generated during cooking of an object to be cooked has an air outlet duct 11 communicated from an air outlet port area 3b formed on a side wall of the heating chamber 3 to a lower side portion of a front wall 1a of the cooking device body 1. The outlet air flow flowing through the air outlet duct 11 is sent downward from an air outlet opening 13 formed to a lower side portion of the front wall 1a of the cooking device body 1 and discharged to the exterior of the device. The present invention enables to eliminate the prior art air inlet and outlet duct structure disposed below the heating chamber 3, and therefore, the height of the heating chamber can be increased correspondingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventors: Masayuki Iwamoto, Tatsuhiko Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20130220296
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oven door for a domestic cooking oven. The oven door comprises a first inner glass panel (10) in direct contact to an oven cavity (34), a second inner glass panel (12) plane-parallel to the first inner glass panel (10) and a void of air intermediate space (18) between the first inner glass panel (10) and the second inner glass panel (12). The oven door comprises further a reflective layer (22) at an inner side of the second inner glass panel (12) in order to reflect radiant heat from the oven cavity (34) and/or at an outer side of the first inner glass panel (10) in order to reduce radiant heat emission from the oven cavity (34). An outer glass panel (14) of the oven door is in direct contact to an ambiance (36). Further, the present invention relates to a corresponding domestic cooking oven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Cedric Catalogne, Karl Leidig
  • Publication number: 20130186386
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for aerating and deaerating an oven (1), which has at least two oven muffles (2, 3) disposed one above the other, the feed apertures (5, 6) of which are or can be closed in each case by a door (7, 8), comprising the following procedural steps: cooling air (L) is drawn off from an outside area surrounding the oven (1), and the drawn-off air (L) is blown at least partially into interior spaces (9, 10) of the doors (7, 8) and then blown out into the outside area after flowing through at least a part of the interior spaces (9, 10), wherein the drawn-off air (L) is blown into the upper door (7) in an upper section of that door (7) and flows substantially downward from above through the interior space (9) of the door (7), wherein the drawn-off air (L) is blown into the interior space (10) of the lower door (8) at a bottom end section thereof and flows substantially upward through the interior space (10) of the door (8), and that the air blown into the interior spaces (9, 10
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Trautner, Markus Schmid, Franz Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8490616
    Abstract: A built-in oven comprises a door and a ventilation system. The door structure comprises two vertical frame elements and an upper hollow frame element mounted on the vertical elements and on upper edges of two or more glass plates and having a front aperture adapted to be used as an handle of the door flush with the front surface thereof, the upper hollow frame element being used as part of the ventilation system of the oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Michele Venezia, Marco Giuliani, Cristina Mazzetti
  • Patent number: 8464701
    Abstract: An oven having a central cooking chamber defined in part by a housing and in visual communication with a flame-producing element. The cooking chamber has a door with a transparent portion providing visual inspection of the cooking chamber and a view of the flame produced by the flame producing element. The cooking chamber has a heat source to provide heat to the cooking chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Wood Stone Corporation
    Inventors: Tadeusz Karabin, Lawrence Byron Johnson
  • Patent number: 8445821
    Abstract: The invention provides a built-in cooking device comprising a door 2a having a size large enough to cover the front side of a cooking device body including a lower portion thereof, and on an inner lower surface of the door 2a facing the lower portion of the cooking device body is formed an air inlet portion 15a and an air outlet portion 15b composed of an air guide portion having a recessed portion for the air inlet and outlet portions, by which directions of the inlet air and outlet air moving in forward and rearward directions along the recessed portion of the door 2a are changed to the perpendicular direction. The present device has eliminated the front-side air inlet and outlet using an air inlet and outlet grill using an inlet and outlet air blow duct layer structure disposed on the bottom side of the device, and the rear side of a duct constituting the present air inlet and outlet portion is disposed along a warm wall surface of the heating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masayuki Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20130098352
    Abstract: A grill comprising a front, a rear, a grill base, a grill lid and a grill door. The grill lid comprises an opening and is in hinged communication with the grill base. The grill door communicates with the grill lid via a hinge, which is disposed at a rear portion of the opening. When the grill door is closed, the grill door seals the opening in the grill lid. The grill lid includes a lifting-assist mechanism and the grill door has an opening-assist mechanism. A method of grilling comprising the steps of opening the grill lid, placing food on the grill base and closing the grill lid to cook food. The method further comprises the steps of opening the grill lid and the grill door during the cooking process, thereby creating a flue that urges smoke away from the front of the grill and towards the rear of the grill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy Jackovitch
  • Patent number: 8413649
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cooking oven door including at least one door frame and at least one door panel. The door frame includes a U-shaped part with a center portion and two legs. The U-shaped part is formed as a one-piece plastic part. The door panel is inserted within the U-shaped part. The U-shaped part encloses three circumferential sides of the door panel. The U-shaped part comprises support elements on its inner side in order to hold the door panel in a predetermined position. At least one fixing element is attached or attachable on at least one free end portion of the leg in order to secure the door panel within the U-shaped part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventor: Mirko Capacci
  • Publication number: 20130074821
    Abstract: A baking appliance includes a heatable baking chamber and a door that closes the baking chamber. The door includes an inner pane facing the baking chamber when the door is closed and an outer pane facing outward when the door is closed. At least one holding element is configured to arrange the inner pane and outer pane so as to form at least one ventilation channel between the inner pane and outer pane. At least one cooling element is associated with the at least one holding element and extends into the at least one ventilation channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventor: Miele & Cie. KG
  • Patent number: 8375849
    Abstract: A cooking device includes a housing having an opening, an airflow device that draws air into the housing through the opening, a filter that is removably connected to the housing to cover the opening, and a controller that controls an amount of the air drawn into the housing based upon a presence of the filter covering the opening or an absence of the filter covering the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Sajjad, Matthew Underwood, Chris Anthony
  • Publication number: 20130019854
    Abstract: An oven door is provided. The oven door includes a door panel having an air discharging opening part configured to discharge air flowing in the oven door, a door frame coupled to the door panel, the coupled door panel and door frame providing at least one air introducing hole in the bottom of the door to introduce air into the door, an inner cover located between the door panel and the door frame, the inner cover having an inner opening, the inner cover and the door frame defining a space to allow airflow, an inner glass located in the inner opening of the inner cover, and a glass holder supporting the inner glass. Air introduced through the air introducing hole flows through the space between the door frame and the inner cover at both lateral sides of the glass holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Dongwan LIM, Kilyoung YU, Byoungwoo CHOI