Transparent Panel Patents (Class 126/200)
  • Patent number: 10947154
    Abstract: A heating device equipped with a chamber defining a cavity, includes a door or wall incorporating a multiple glazing, the glazing including at least one transparent substrate coated on each face with a stack of thin layers, namely: on a first face, turned toward the cavity, a first stack that reflects heat essentially by virtue of one or more functional layers based on indium tin oxide; and on the other face, turned toward the exterior of the device, a second stack that reflects heat essentially by virtue of one or more functional layers based on a metal chosen from gold or silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Camille Morin, Arnaud Huignard, Mathieu Urien
  • Patent number: 10845061
    Abstract: A household cooking appliance includes a cooking chamber and a door for closing the cooking chamber. The door includes a first pane, a second pane arranged at a spacing from the first pane, a first door profile, a second door profile arranged at a spacing from the first door profile, and a sealing device arranged between the first pane and the second pane and fastened to the first door profile and the second door profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Katrin Streitwieser, Maximilian Bernauer
  • Patent number: 10716294
    Abstract: Poultry birds in a multi-compartment cage can be removed by placing openings to each compartment on a first side of the cage, and covering each opening with a spring-loaded door wherein the spring loading is provided by an over-center spring. During transport of the birds in the cage compartment, the spring loading of each door is sufficient to prevent any bird from exiting the cage. At the delivery point, the entire cage can be tilted to the side of the openings at an angle sufficient to cause the birds to slide against and open the spring-loaded door beyond the spring's center, thereby causing the door to completely open. After the birds have slid out of the cage, the doors can be closed. Poultry birds are loaded into the cage compartments via a second door in each compartment, and each second door is disposed on a second side of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Francois Roux
  • Patent number: 10648676
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an oven able to reduce the temperature of an upper portion of the front glass through a door duct having an improved flow path structure for some of the air sucked into the inside of the door to reach to the upper portion of the front glass. An oven includes a main body; a cooking room provided inside the main body with an open front; a door, wherein the door includes a front glass installed on a front side; a rear glass installed on a rear side; at least one middle glass arranged between the front glass and the rear glass; a door handle coupled to an upper portion of the front glass; support frames arranged on both sides of the door to fix the front glass, the rear glass, and the middle glass; and a door duct coupled to an upper portion of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10523851
    Abstract: An oven appliance having a camera assembly for providing images of food items within a cooking chamber includes a chamber wall and a separation panel defining an insulation gap therebetween. The camera assembly includes a housing defining a first end proximate the chamber wall and a second end proximate the separation panel which partially defines an electronics compartment. Viewing windows are positioned within the first and second ends of the housing and a camera is positioned within the electronics compartment and aimed through the viewing windows to generate images without being damaged during high temperature operation of the oven appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: James Lee Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10495305
    Abstract: A door assembly for an oven comprises an inner frame, a first glass panel and a first pair of brackets coupled with the inner frame and compressively retaining the first glass panel against the inner frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Todd William Lambkin, Joel Matthew Sells
  • Patent number: 10436453
    Abstract: An insulation device for a door of domestic cooking device includes a first pane, a second pane and a frame arranged between the first pane and the second pane and connected thereto. The frame is made of a foam material, e.g. a foamed inorganic material. The foam material can be closed-pore and configured so as to be impermeable to steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Kühn, Dan Neumayer, Philipp Schaller
  • Patent number: 10429078
    Abstract: Door for apparatus to cook and/or heat food, that comprises at least a perimeter frame and two panels, located distanced and facing each other and delimited externally by said at least one perimeter frame, so as to form a closed chamber, at least one of the two panels being co-molded with the at least one perimeter frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: DE' LONGHI APPLIANCES S.R.L. CON UNICO SOCIO
    Inventors: Giuseppe De' Longhi, Fabio Bisetto
  • Patent number: 10274203
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a arrangement of at least two glass panels (12, 14, 16) for a heat insulated oven door (10) of a cooking oven. The arrangement of the glass panels (12, 14, 16) is provided as or for a window of the oven door (10). The large-area sides of said glass panels (12, 14, 16) are arranged in parallel. Two neighbored glass panels (12, 14, 16) are arranged with a predetermined distance from each other, so that an intermediate space (24, 24?, 24?) is formed between said neighbored glass panels (12, 14, 16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Christoph Luckhardt, Fabienne Reinhard-Herrscher
  • Patent number: 10261548
    Abstract: A hinge module includes a first motion component, a second motion component, a third motion component, a sliding member, an elastic member and an axle. The first and second motion components are pivoted to the axle, the third motion component is fixed to the axle, the sliding member is slidably disposed on the axle, and the elastic member is connected between the sliding member and the axle. When the second motion component rotates from a first operation state to a second operation state, the second motion component props against the axle to drive the third motion component and the sliding member to rotate, and the sliding member resists elastic force of the elastic member and moves along the axle. At the moment that the second motion component continues rotating, the sliding member is rotated by elastic force of the elastic member to drive the third motion member to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Yu-Ju Liu
  • Patent number: 10240378
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an oven cover system that includes an upper track configured for securing to an oven along a length of the upper track, the upper track configured to comprise a upper track slot along a distance of the upper track; a substantially rectangular panel configured to extend over an oven opening, the panel having a length direction dimension and a width direction dimension, the substantially rectangular panel comprising at least one bracket configured to operably connect the substantially rectangular panel to the upper track through the upper track slot; and a lower track that is substantially parallel with the upper track, a length of the lower track being shorter than the length of the upper track, wherein the substantially rectangular panel is configured to be within a lower track slot of the lower track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Bartolomeo Puccio
  • Patent number: 10156428
    Abstract: A stile and rail ballistic security door containing bullet proof materials within a metal or synthetic material frame including a plurality of window panes and thermal break means to eliminate condensation problems therein. The door contains a multi-layer exterior core providing extra strength and rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Dan L. Fultz, Harold L. Snook, III
  • Patent number: 10107688
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring the temperature of a glass melting furnace includes a glass window part which has a transparent glass window and is mounted to a temperature measurement hole of the glass melting furnace and extended outward from the glass melting furnace, and a camera part which has a thermographic camera to capture image of an inside of the glass melting furnace through the glass window part. The measuring apparatus supplies cooling gas into the through hole in upper and lower directions, thereby preventing the surface of the glass window from being covered with fumes, and confines heated gases and fumes to the glass melting furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA HYDRO & NUCLEAR POWER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Deuk Man Kim, Young Il Kim, Cheon Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 10041686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a door for a domestic appliance, in particular a cooking oven. Said door comprises a door frame (14) formed as a closed rectangular frame, at least one outer glass panel (10) attached or attachable at an outer side of the door frame (14), at least one inner glass panel (16) attached or attachable at an inner side of the door frame (14), at least one outer sealing element (38) arranged or arrangeable between the inner side of the outer glass panel (10) and the outer side of the door frame (14), and at least one inner sealing element (40) arranged or arrangeable between the outer side of the inner glass panel (16) and the inner side of the door frame (14). The large area side of the outer glass panel (10) is bigger than the large area side of the door frame (14). Further, the large area side of the outer glass panel (10) is bigger than the large area side of the inner glass panel (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Dietmar Hildner, Branko Ivanovic, Erhardt Koitzsch
  • Patent number: 10001088
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for conducting an engine off natural vacuum test in a vehicle in order to indicate the presence or absence of undesired evaporative emissions. In one example, a vehicle fuel system and evaporative emissions system are sealed from atmosphere, and responsive to a pressure increase below an expected threshold, the fuel system and evaporative emissions system are actively pressurized via circulating hot engine coolant to a heater core and blowing hot air through the vehicle cabin to the fuel system via a three way ventilation valve in the rear of the vehicle. In this way, false failures of EONV test procedures due to environmental factors and vehicle operator drive habits may be reduced, and unnecessary engine service may be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aed M. Dudar, Niels Christopher Kragh
  • Patent number: 10001282
    Abstract: This invention relates to a household appliance (1) comprising a display unit (6) installed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ARCELIK ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventor: Mehmet Ozbek
  • Patent number: 9988767
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming blanks from fibrous material is disclosed. The apparatus includes a die having a molding surface and perforations through molding surface and a body of the die; a molding screen; and a vacuum mechanism positioning fibrous material onto the molding surface and extracting water away from the fibrous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Henry Molded Products Inc.
    Inventor: Ian Gumbert
  • Patent number: 9982895
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Electronlux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventor: Florian Ruther
  • Patent number: 9976753
    Abstract: A transparent glass appliance door is provided with a reflective coating in the shape of a frame, resembling the conventional metal frame which usually surrounds and supports the glass. The reflective frame leaves a clear area through which the interior of the appliance can be viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: VINOTEMP INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: India Hynes
  • Patent number: 9957193
    Abstract: A single glass panel for a fire door and a double glazed glass panel for a fire door that have a fireproofness with which the glass sheet passes an international standard ISO 0834 flame insulating performance test and are as inexpensive as possible. For example, the single glass panel for a fire door is obtained by forming a heat reflecting coating with a low emissivity on at least one surface of a glass sheet that is a heat strengthened glass sheet or is more thermally strengthened than a heat strengthened glass sheet, and the double glazed glass panel for a fire door includes a first glass sheet (2B) obtained by forming a heat reflecting coating (4) with an emissivity of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Hisada, Kazuyuki Suzuki, Sachiko Nishikawa, Takashi Yokota
  • Patent number: 9958166
    Abstract: A household cooking appliance including a housing having an oven chamber accessible through an opening. The opening has a seal surrounding a perimeter of the opening. A door covers the opening and is moveable about a hinge between an open position and a closed position. The door includes a door skin forming an outer surface of the door and a full glass inner panel forming an inner surface of the door. The full glass inner panel abuts the seal when the door is in a closed position. A latch retainer is coupled to the door skin and an oven lock is moveable between a lock position in which the oven lock engages the latch retainer and locks the door in the closed position during a self-cleaning process, and an unlock position in which the oven lock is disengaged from the latch retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Ben Braden, Rose Marie Parker, Timothy Russell
  • Patent number: 9834930
    Abstract: Glazings comprising first and second channel-section glazing elements are described. The first and second channel-section glazing elements are arranged to define a cavity in which is located an inner glazing element comprising a glass glazing element, in particular a soda-lime-silica glass sheet, channel-section glazing element or sheet of rolled glass having at least one fire polished edge. The inner glazing element divides the cavity into at least two spaces to improve the thermal and/or noise performance of the glazing. By using low emissivity coatings on one or more major surfaces of one or more of the glazing elements, the thermal performance may be further improved. Mechanical performance may be modified by the particular type of inner glazing element used. It is possible to retrofit existing glazings to improve the thermal and/or noise performance thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: Pilkington Deutschland AG, Bauglasindustrie GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Braun, Christoph Claesges, Wolfgang Dutt, Kurt-Henrik Mueller
  • Patent number: 9823468
    Abstract: A lens for a camera that has a flash and an image sensor is disclosed. The lens includes a transparent portion including a flash portion for covering the flash and an image sensor portion for covering the image sensor. The lens also includes a barrier positioned between the image sensor portion and the flash portion. The barrier has a top portion and a lower portion, the lower portion defining a plurality of securing holes such that lens material passes through at least some of the securing holes to secure the barrier to the transparent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Klaus-Dieter Meierling
  • Patent number: 9822983
    Abstract: A household cooking appliance include 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 a full glass inner panel that abuts the seal when the door is in a closed position. The full glass inner panel includes a surface having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is adjacent to a first area within the perimeter of the seal surrounding the opening and directly exposed to heating of the oven chamber, and the second portion is adjacent to a second area outside of the perimeter of the seal and not being exposed to heating of the oven chamber. The full glass inner panel extends substantially from edge-to-edge of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Ben Braden, Russell Dorsten, James David Green, Rose Marie Parker, Timothy Russell
  • Patent number: 9816915
    Abstract: A window for viewing combustion includes a window body having an interior surface facing a combustion space, an opposed exterior surface facing an instrument space, and a seal surface between the interior and exterior surfaces. The seal surface tapers from the interior surface to the exterior surface and hermetically separating the instrument space from the combustion space. A coupling for connecting a combustion space to an instrument space includes a union body, flanged body and locking body all aligned along an optical axis. The union body defines a tapered bore in which a viewing window for viewing combustion is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Fireye, Inc.
    Inventors: David Masciarelli, Thomas Corti
  • Patent number: 9818888
    Abstract: A method of forming a coating layer on a glass substrate in a glass manufacturing process includes: providing a first coating precursor material for a selected coating layer composition to at least one multislot coater to form a first coating region of the selected coating layer; and providing a second coating precursor material for the selected coating layer composition to the multislot coater to form a second coating region of the selected coating layer over the first region. The first coating precursor material is different than the second precursor coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: James W. McCamy, Zhixun Ma, Benjamin Kabagambe, Kwaku K. Koram, Cheng-Hung Hung, Gary J. Nelis
  • Patent number: 9784457
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a transparent display panel; and an optical switching element arranged on the transparent display panel and configured to be switched into any of transmissive state, non-transmissive state, and reflective state, wherein the optical switching element includes a non-transmission layer formed to contact the transparent display panel and switched into transmissive state or non-transmissive state, and a reflection layer formed on one side of the non-transmission layer and switched into transmissive state or reflective state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Jin Oh, Dong Ho Lee, Hye Rin Kim, Sang Hyun Yeo
  • Patent number: 9750088
    Abstract: An oven door for a microwave oven or an appliance with microwave heating function. The door includes a door frame enclosing the door and glass panels inside and/or in front of the frame. The frame includes a wave choke arranged between a support element and a cover element. The cover element is fixed or fixable at the support element and forms an outer portion of an inner side of the oven door. The cover element is made of a high temperature resistant non-metallic material and covers an outer portion of an inner side of an inner glass panel. The inner glass panel is clamped between the cover element and the support element and/or the wave choke. A sealing element made of a high temperature resistant textile material is arranged between the cover element and the inner glass panel. A corresponding chassis is provided for the oven or the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N. V.
    Inventors: Arnd Hofmann, Klaus Schlotterer-Fratoianni
  • Patent number: 9746187
    Abstract: An oven, which both satisfies heat insulating and cooling of a door by adjusting an air flow in channels formed in the door. The oven includes a plurality of channels provided in a door, into which external air flows, accompanied with air discharged by a discharge duct, such that the air flows in the plurality of the channels, and a flow conversion part formed above at least one of the plurality of the channels for stagnating the flow of air. Since the door insulates a cooking chamber from heat and is cooled using a difference of pressures between upper and lower portions of the door, the oven concurrently satisfies conflicting two requirements, such as heat insulating and cooling of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoung Ho Kim, Yun Ic Hwang, Seok Weon Hong, Jong Hak Hyun, Cheol Jin Kim, Yu Jeub Ha, Min Serk Kim, Kil Young Lee, Eun Oh Kim, Jin Hee Cho, Chan Park
  • Patent number: 9671114
    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 a full glass inner panel having an inner surface that abuts the seal when the door is in a closed position and shock-absorbing means for absorbing and distributing a shock or an impact on the full glass inner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Ben Braden, Russell Dorsten, Donald Hendricks, Rose Marie Parker, Timothy Russell
  • Patent number: 9617781
    Abstract: A sealed unit includes at least two sheets of transparent or translucent material separated from each other by a spacer. One example of a spacer for a sealed unit includes a first elongate strip, a second elongate strip, and filler arranged therebetween. The first and second elongate strips have a small undulating shape in some embodiments. Methods of making spacers and window assemblies as well as devices for use in the manufacture of spacers and assemblies are disclosed including a manufacturing jig and a spool storage rack. The spool storage rack stores a plurality of spools configured to store spacer materials thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Guardian IG, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 9560781
    Abstract: A cap assembly for optical communications comprising a housing that includes a front side perpendicular from a bottom side, opposing parallel first and second sides perpendicular from the bottom side, and a back side disposed perpendicularly between the first side and the second side offset from respective ends of the first side and the second side opposite the front side. The back side includes an opening there-through and a three-sided ledge formed along an interior of the first side leg, an exterior of the back side, and an interior of the second side leg. The cap assembly further includes a window configured to contact the three-sided ledge of the back side, the window covering the opening there-through and attached to the assembly via a solder pre-form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventors: Ramesh Kothandapani, Chee Kong Lee
  • Patent number: 9556066
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to insulating glass (IG) units including three substantially parallel spaced apart glass substrates, wherein at least two of the surfaces include low-emissivity (low-E) coatings and at least some of the non-low E coated surfaces have antireflective (AR) coatings disposed thereon. In certain example embodiments, low-E coatings are provided on the second and fifth surfaces of the IG unit, and each internal surface of the IG unit that does not support a low-E coating does support an AR coating. Additional AR coatings may be provided on one or both of the outermost surfaces in certain example embodiments. In some cases, the center substrate need not be heat treated because of the reduced absorption enabled by providing the low-E coatings on the two outermost substrates, as well as the reduced heat accumulation in the center lite itself and in the two adjacent spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignees: Guardian Industries Corp., Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches Pour le Verre et al Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.)
    Inventors: Marcus Frank, Brent Boyce, Hartmut Knoll, Alexander Lorenz, Uwe Kriltz
  • Patent number: 9546513
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing VIGUs and IGUs comprises providing a first lite; providing a second lite spaced apart from the first lite to form a cavity therebetween; and encircling the lites with a one piece band. Spacers of a metal solder alloy or other reflowable material are inserted between the band and the perimeter edges of the lites. The assembly is heated in an evacuated environment, causing the spacers to melt and hermetically bond to the lites, but not until the cavity has been substantially evacuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: EverSealed Windows, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Stark, Patrick Michael Honor
  • Patent number: 9261281
    Abstract: The invention in particular relates to an oven illumination (4) for illuminating the interior of a muffle (1) of an oven. Inter alia for improving lifetimes of light sources (6) of the oven illumination (4), a glass lens (7) arranged downstream the at least one light source (6) is provided. The glass lens (7) comprises a cavity (8) at least reducing heat conduction towards the at least one light source (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Fabienne Reinhard-Herrscher, Karl Leidig
  • Patent number: 9151505
    Abstract: A door for an oven and the oven are provided. The door includes a door frame and a door panel where the door panel is coupled to the door frame. The door panel includes a front panel, a top panel bent from an upper end of the front panel to form a topside of the door, the top panel having a first bent portion spaced from the front panel to contact a top side of the door frame, and a pair of side panels, each side panel being bent from a lateral side of the front panel to form lateral sides of the door, and each side panel having a second bent portion spaced from the front panel to contact sides of the door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Suhwan Kim, Yungeon Baek, Byoungwoo Choi
  • Patent number: 9115902
    Abstract: Household appliance (10, 40), in particular an oven, comprising a casing (12, 42), which defines a cavity (14, 44) having an opening (16, 46), and a door (18, 48) for opening and closing said opening (16, 46), wherein the door (18, 48) comprises a front wall (20, 50) and a frame (22, 52), wherein the frame (22, 52) comprises at least one window portion (30, 60) made of a transparent material and being visible from outside the appliance (10, 40), and in that an optical deflecting device (32, 62) is provided for projecting an image of the interior of the cavity (14, 44) on the window portion (30, 60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Norbert Danzer, Arnd Hofmann, Abdel-Ilah Zbat, Martin Gasch
  • 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: 20150101587
    Abstract: A transparent glass appliance door is provided with a reflective coating in the shape of a frame, resembling the conventional metal frame which usually surrounds and supports the glass. The reflective frame leaves a clear area through which the interior of the appliance can be viewed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: INDIA HYNES
  • Publication number: 20150096549
    Abstract: Door (1) for a cooking oven (2) for food use, comprising: a frame (6); an internal glass pane (7) and an external glass pane (7) supported by the frame (6) and defining a space; LED lamps (8) arranged in proximity of the internal glass pane (7) for sanitising a cooking chamber (4) of the oven (2) by radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: LORENZO BORGHI
  • Publication number: 20150047624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a arrangement of at least two glass panels (12, 14, 16) for a heat insulated oven door (10) of a cooking oven. The arrangement of the glass panels (12, 14, 16) is provided as or for a window of the oven door (10). The large-area sides of said glass panels (12, 14, 16) are arranged in parallel. Two neighbored glass panels (12, 14, 16) are arranged with a predetermined distance from each other, so that an intermediate space (24, 24?, 24?) is formed between said neighbored glass panels (12, 14, 16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Christoph Luckhardt, Fabienne Reinhard-Herrscher
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140366862
    Abstract: Provided is a windowpane for a combustion apparatus in which a light-blocking layer containing an inorganic pigment powder and a glass powder is formed on a surface of a transparent crystallized glass plate and the light-blocking layer can sufficiently hide an adhesive, a gasket or the like used to fix the windowpane to the body of the combustion apparatus and which can reduce the occurrence of cracks due to heat in the light-blocking layer. A windowpane for a combustion apparatus in which a light-blocking layer containing an inorganic pigment powder and a glass powder is formed on a surface of a transparent crystallized glass plate, wherein the light-blocking layer contains 30 to 50% by mass of the inorganic pigment powder and 50 to 70% by mass of the glass powder and has a thickness of 1 to 10 ?m and the inorganic pigment powder has an average particle size of 0.8 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shohei Yokoyama
  • 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: 20140158109
    Abstract: A home appliance and method including an appliance body having an oven access opening; an oven door for selectively covering the oven access opening; and a window in the oven door for viewing the oven contents, the window having a treated window portion for obscuring the view of the oven contents behind the treated window portion, the treated window portion being fabricated using a window treatment apparatus for supporting a window for treatment, the window treatment apparatus including a support stand defining a window support area, a blocking element mounted to the window stand for movement into and out of a covering relation with the window support area, the blocking element having a window cover plate having a window cover area smaller in area than the window support area, with the difference in the area of the window support area and the window cover area defining a window treatment area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Brantley, Jason Campbell, Gary Hill, James O'Neal Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140116412
    Abstract: The invention relates to: a glazing substrate, characterised in that it is equipped with a layer consisting of crystallites of at least 25 nm in size, directly covered with a layer consisting of crystallites of at most 10 nm in size; its manufacturing process; and its application to a low-E glazing unit or in solar control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SAINT GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Alexandre Popoff, Bernard Nghiem
  • Publication number: 20130319396
    Abstract: A household cooking appliance include 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: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan DeLozier, Russell Dorsten, Samuel Harward, Donald Hendricks, Rose Marie Parker