Supporting Frame Patents (Class 126/30)
  • Patent number: 10327586
    Abstract: A cooking grate assembly configured for use on a portable radiant heater with a front safety grille. The cooking grate assembly has a flat main cooking grate with an upper/inner end and a lower/outer end, a pair of spaced hook tabs extending from the upper/inner end of the grate that attach to an upper part of the grille, and a pair of inwardly-angled key tabs extending from the lower/outer end of the grate. A pair of detachable legs supports the grate from a lower part of the grille, with a rotatable locking connection to the key tabs on the grate at one end and opposed inner and outer hooks at the other end that both support the grate on the grille and provide a nesting flat interlock to the rear face of the grate for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Leon Beerens, Faron Jeffrey Beerens
  • Patent number: 10150329
    Abstract: A support structure has two side panels and two support frame assemblies maintaining the side panels in a mutually spaced relationship and at an elevation to enable suspension of hanging file folders from upper surfaces of the side panels. Each side panel has a top member having the upper surface and a bottom member spaced apart from the top member. Terminal ends of each of the top and bottom members are provided with vertical slots. Each support frame assembly has two support legs that extend into the vertical slots of the respective terminal ends of the side panels and has a transverse support member having opposite terminal ends releasably mounted to respective ones of the support legs. Each support leg has first and second leg portions spaced apart from one another by a bend serving as a seat that positions and holds the transverse support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: William E. Romero
  • Patent number: 10070641
    Abstract: A device and method for positioning a coil spring actuated body grip trap on a pole. A strip of material having an aperture therethrough through is inserted between adjacent coils of the coil spring of a coil spring actuated body grip trap so that the aperture of the strip of material extends from the coils. A pole is driven into the ground, the pole having a diameter smaller than the diameter of the aperture of the strip of material. The aperture of the strip of material is slid onto the pole so that the body grip trap is at a desired position on the pole so that the aperture of the strip of material jam-locks on the pole by the weight of the trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffry Stewart Hagerty
  • Patent number: 10054310
    Abstract: A fast-heating outdoor gas burner apparatus and method for more thorough combustion and more efficient heating of a cooking pot, with increased air flow for increased oxygen for combustion, and a slowed heated-air flow close to the cooking pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Burning Point, L.C.
    Inventors: Caliste A. Lirette, Win Tran
  • Patent number: 10015975
    Abstract: A smoker having an internal perforated smoke stack that is able to smoke food from both the inside and outside. Food is placed inside the smoker and positioned on the perforated smoke stack. The perforated smoke stack is directly connected to the charcoal pan such that smoke enters the perforated smoke stack and out the perforations, thereby providing heat and smoke to the inside of the food in addition to the heat and smoke permeating the smoker's body chamber outside the food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Parrish
  • Patent number: 9982869
    Abstract: A housing of an electronic module may include: a mounting surface located at one side of the housing, wherein the mounting surface includes at least three sub-mounting surfaces, lines connecting the centers of respective sub-mounting surfaces form a polygon, and a mounting hole extending from one side of the housing to the other side thereof and being opened within an area of the polygon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Yaojun Feng, Yuanyuan He, Yubao He, Yabin Luo, Canbang Yang
  • Patent number: 9854936
    Abstract: A portable camping and survival stove includes a stand comprising a pair of flat stock lower cross-members adjoined via a complementary slot in each member, each lower cross-member having a lower edge and a pair of double tabs spaced apart on an upper edge configured to secure on a shelf there between a lower edge of a rigid container. The disclosed stove also includes a cook top comprising a pair of flat stock upper cross-members adjoined via a complementary slot in each member, each upper cross-member having an upper cooking edge and a pair of double tabs spaced apart on a lower edge configured to secure on a shelf there between an upper edge of the rigid container. Furthermore, the rigid container may be a discarded can or a collapsible four-sided container for flammable material and include holes for air flow in a bottom and at least one side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Clifford Kenneth Young
  • Patent number: 9833108
    Abstract: The barbecue grill with a rotating fire receptacle includes a fire receptacle for receiving wood, charcoal or other combustible materials, which rotates, drawing air through a plurality of air inlets, or vents, formed through a lower wall thereof, thus increasing the oxygen flow through the receptacle and both increasing the rate of combustion as well as providing an enhanced convective path for the heated combustion gases. The barbecue grill with a rotating fire receptacle includes a vertical rod having opposed lower and upper ends, a base secured to the lower end of the vertical rod, the fire receptacle, which is rotatably mounted on the vertical rod, and a vertical support rotatably mounted on the upper end of the vertical rod. The fire receptacle includes the lower wall and at least one sidewall. The fire receptacle has a central aperture and the plurality of air inlets, or vents, formed therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Bijan M. Kazerouni
  • Patent number: 9782037
    Abstract: A device for roasting a food item includes a stand having a frame adapted to be positioned on a surface of a cooking device. The frame includes an upper frame member. A food hanger is adapted to support the food item and engages the upper frame member in a removable fashion so that a majority of the food item is suspended below the upper frame member and above the surface of the cooking device when the frame is positioned thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Foss, Ian Allan, Peter Degnan, Philip Rose, Ryan Peloquin, Matthew Frank
  • Patent number: 9781777
    Abstract: A tray for a microwave oven and a microwave oven having the same is disclosed. Heat generators are formed on the surface of a tray unit of the tray for a microwave oven through transfer coating carried out at a high temperature, and thus the tray for a microwave oven may be heated to a high temperature, thereby being capable of effectively forming a grill mark on food to be cooked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Ki Suk Jeon, Jong Chull Shon, Min Gyu Jung
  • Patent number: 9713401
    Abstract: It is important to have a safe cooking environment when cooking outdoors and this is particularly important when heating cooking oil on an uneven ground surface. This device will support a cooking pot on a platform that is elevated above the ground and allow the oil to be heated while also insuring that the pot remain level and prevent the structure from tipping. In the event that the structure tips or allows any of the oil to splash outside the container personal injury may occur and this device prevent that occurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Sean Hensley
  • Patent number: 9669369
    Abstract: A mixing bucket stabilizing assembly includes a base that has a top side, a bottom side and a perimeter edge extending between the top and bottom sides. A bracket is attached to the top side of the base. The bracket releasably engages a mixing bucket. A plurality of legs is attached to and extends downwardly from the bottom side. A frame is attached to and extends upwardly from the base. The frame has a central aperture extending therethrough. The central aperture is aligned with the bracket and extends around the mixing bucket. The mixing bucket is frictionally engaged by the bracket to retain the mixing bucket on the base while material within the mixing bucket is mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Ryan L. Mees
  • Patent number: 9651191
    Abstract: A modular basin apparatus includes a first panel, a second panel and a third panel. The panels include a plurality of slots that receive portions of the other panels. A user may assemble the panels to form a three-dimensional basin apparatus. A concave cavity is formed on the upper side of the apparatus when assembled, and the cavity may be receive materials depending on the application of the assembly. In some embodiments, the apparatus may be used as a modular fire pit, chair, table, or other device. A fourth panel may rest against the first, second and third panels to provide an upper surface. In some embodiments, all panels include the same planform profile and outer dimensions such that they may be stacked in an arrangement having a uniform outer profile for improved transport and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: David Grisham, Patrick Weber
  • Patent number: 9622755
    Abstract: Tools or other instruments can be used by a surgeon to complete an orthopedic procedure. One tool can include a reference block and a cutting block coupled to the reference block via an adjuster. The reference block can include a body portion and a depth arm having at least one longitudinal groove extending along a side surface. The adjuster can be coupled to the cutting block and configured to move the cutting block along the depth arm. The adjuster can include a roller having an elongate body, the roller including at least one circular guide member and a turn knob positioned along the elongate body, and a resilient member having a base and at least one leg extending from the base, where the adjuster is configured to couple the cutting block to the depth arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventor: James S. Collins
  • Patent number: 9605853
    Abstract: A home appliance having an oven rack including an appliance body having a plurality of oven walls defining an oven cavity; an oven rack for removable disposition in the oven cavity, wherein the oven rack includes two flat side panels and a plurality of straight cross members extending laterally therebetween to define a cooking vessel support surface; and a pair of traveling gliders wherein each glider includes a channel configured for receipt of one of the side panels wherein the oven rack can travel in and out of the oven cavity supported at the side panels by the traveling gliders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Hoffman, Rose Marie Parker
  • Patent number: 9605787
    Abstract: A pump riser provided with recesses positioned and configured to receive and frictionally engage the legs of a septic system pump. The riser may support the pump above a support surface such as the bottom of the tank of a septic system. The riser body may include legs for supporting the riser body. The lower surface of a pump body may be supported above the upper surface of the riser body as the result of engagement between legs of a pump and the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Timothy Lee Baumann
  • Patent number: 9554669
    Abstract: An apparatus is adapted to be placed over an open flame source and employed as a grilling surface for cooking. The apparatus further has a flat grilling platform, a support frame, and a hoist assembly. The grilling platform is operatively suspended from the support frame by the hoist assembly such that the hoist assembly can raise and lower the grilling platform as desired. An embodiment of the apparatus provides for a fire box to facilitate construction and containment of a fire for use with the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Rick Hughes
  • Patent number: 9550305
    Abstract: A bakery cutting guide includes a rim for surrounding baked goods with a plurality of spaced apart pins extending upwardly from the rim. A bar is provided and postionable for engaging pairs of opposing pins for guiding a knife or scorer across the baked goods in order to cut or mark the baked goods in a selected geometric pattern and a plurality of legs extend downwardly from the rim for supporting the rim in an elevated position above a top of the baked goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Mary L. Caputo
  • Patent number: 9464811
    Abstract: A wood fueled camping stove generally including (a) a stove chamber having an aperture, a tubular heat riser and a burn chamber, wherein the burn chamber extends perpendicularly from the heat riser; (b) a fuel feed drawer received in the aperture of the stove chamber, the fuel feed drawer having a forward portion and a drawer portion, wherein the drawer portion is sized and shaped to be received in and supported by the burn chamber; (c) telescopic legs extending from said stove chamber, adjustable by means of snap buttons and corresponding apertures; (d) a standoff grate, positioned on an interior ledge of said stove chamber; (e) a skillet having a short, hollow tube affixed to the side thereof, with corresponding apertures to receive the handle in a plurality of positions; (f) a pot having a short, hollow tube affixed to the side thereof, with corresponding apertures to receive the handle in a plurality of positions; (g) a tube affixed to the exterior of the stove chamber; and (h) a handle received in and re
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lee Coffman
  • Patent number: 9392904
    Abstract: A grill includes a cooking unit defining a heating cavity for receiving and heating foodstuff. A base supports the cooking unit above a support surface. The base includes a first side baffle and an opposing second side baffle. Each baffle includes a first plate pivotally attached to a second plate. The plates are pivotable between a first configuration in which the plates extend generally parallel to one another and the support surface and a second configuration in which the plates extend generally parallel to and abutting one another and generally perpendicularly to the support surface to form a side baffle. A lid is pivotally attached to at least a portion of the cooking unit to selectively open and close the heating cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Garman
  • Patent number: 9357875
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a combination outdoor cooking and firewood support apparatus having a frusto-conical frame designed to support firewood in a substantially upright orientation along a periphery of the frame in a manner such that the firewood lean toward the center of the frame. A cooking grate can be positioned on the upper end of the frame over the interior area so that food can be cooked over heat generated by the leftover coal from the burnt firewood that fell into the interior area of the frame. The apparatus can be collapsed into a flattened configuration when some of the arms are detached from at least one of the frame members while other arms remain attached to the frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Salvatore Guiliano
  • Patent number: 9322174
    Abstract: A cantilevered leaf spring is biased against the upper edge of a roofing tile to prevent the tile from sliding upward beneath an overlying upper row of roofing tiles. The leaf spring can be formed as a part of a tile fastener which includes a hooked portion for receiving and holding the lower edge of a roofing tile on a roof. A series of tile fasteners is mounted to a layer of roofing material to facilitate installation of tiles without the need for installation tools. Damaged tiles can be easily replaced without the need for installation or removal tools. With this system, each row of underlying tiles is locked in place by the combined effect of an overlying and overlapping row of tiles and a spring awl on an upper fastener pushing the upper edge of a tile downwardly so that the lower edge of the tile is forced into the mouth of a lower fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventors: John M. Williams, Robert B. Williams
  • Patent number: 9215914
    Abstract: A system and method for increasing customer interest in articles of manufacture, including hand-held portable canopies, such as umbrellas and parasols. A set of actuating components are coupled to moveable elements of the article of manufacture, the moveable elements respond to operation of an user-controlled actuating mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventor: Finn Alexander Strong
  • Patent number: 9215950
    Abstract: A portable grill assembly includes a grill grate, a fire tray, the fire tray including a plurality of holes, a plate configured to be secured to the fire tray, a gap created between the plate and the fire tray to enable a uniform flow of oxygen to pass through the gap on all sides of the fire tray into the holes and a grid pattern extending upward from the fire tray to elevate a fuel over the holes, and a support stake. The support stake includes at least one coupler to secure multiple sections of the support stake, the coupler includes a lip to prevent movement of sections of the support stake relative to the coupler. The support stake is configured to secure and position the fire tray a distance above the ground and to secure and position the grill grate a distance above the fire tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Walker
  • Publication number: 20150136110
    Abstract: The outdoor cooking apparatus comprises an enclosed area defining a heat containment structure, a spine operably connected to the heat containment structure, a collar operably connected to the spine, a quick release device or hinge attachable to a collar on the spine or a spine sleeve, and at least one cooking support attached or attachable to the device or hinge. The device or hinge is adapted for efficient attachment and removal of the cooking support to and from the spine and further adapted for rotatable movement around a central vertical axis of the spine and vertical movement along a vertical length of the spine, thus allowing the user to adjust and customize the intensity of the heat on the cooking support. The cooking supports are also adapted to accommodate a plurality of cooking surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: David A. Jacques, Mark I. Jacques, Mark D. McMullen
  • Patent number: 9010312
    Abstract: The foldable Sportsman EZ grill is described. The Sportsman EZ portable grill has a grill member and a frame. The frame supports the Sportsman EZ grill on a support surface, keeping the front legs away from the fire/heat source, extending outwardly and in an arch from the frame. The support arms have a distal end and a proximal end. The distal end is joined to the support structure which connects to the grill member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Gary E. Rinderle
  • Publication number: 20150101585
    Abstract: A campfire cooking assembly for placement over a campfire that includes: a first vertical post and a second vertical post. The vertical posts are mounted on each side of an open campfire and include adjustable brackets on each post. The brackets may be adjustable vertically along the posts and receive a cooking mechanism between the brackets. Each post further includes a stake at the bottom that is used to drive the posts into the ground. Bolts may be provided on each bracket as a means to adjust the height of the bracket and in one particular, a rotating motor is provided on one vertical post. The brackets are adapted to receive a cooking mechanism such as a rotisserie rod or a cooking plate that may be inserted into the brackets for cooking purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Chris Kreschmer, Jacqueline Kreschmer, Krystin Kreschmer
  • Patent number: 9004058
    Abstract: A barbeque grill and outdoor patio accessory system with an automotive theme has a barbeque grill with a multi-component automobile-shaped upper housing. The system has a grill control panel having a general form of an automobile dashboard. Upon activation of a keyed switch the burner igniter provides the ignition spark for the burner, and the audio playback system plays pre-recorded audio themed sounds. The system has an integrated patio lighting assembly with a light housing having a general shape of an automobile wheel and tire assembly. The light housing is located in a general area with respect to the wheel and tire assembly location on a typical automobile. The lighting member can be extended out and away from the first side upper housing via a telescopic pole. The lighting member is pivotally located on a pole second end via a ball and socket joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Curtis D. Brown
  • Patent number: 8991382
    Abstract: A fire pit includes a circular bottom plate and a circular, centrally-apertured log-supporting plate. A plurality of legs secured about the periphery of the log-supporting plate maintain the bottom and log-supporting plates in vertically spaced, parallel relation to one another. Each leg has a hollow uppermost end. A plurality of arcuate grates is mounted about the periphery of the log-supporting plate and a vertically-oriented post is secured to each of the grates, mid-length thereof. Each of the posts has a lowermost end slideably received within the hollow uppermost end of its associated leg to releasably connect each grate to the log-supporting plate. Arcuate openings positioned radially outwardly of the central opening enhance the flow of oxygen into the areas where combustion occurs. The log-supporting plate is inverted and the grates are stacked atop it when the fire pit is in its storage configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Paul A. Mau
  • Patent number: 8916803
    Abstract: The apparatus of this invention relates to a device for heating or cooking food or liquids such as soup, water, roast, etc. A downwardly curved visor-like deflector is selectively removably positioned outwardly of the upper end of the radiation disk of an infrared heater so as to extend outwardly therefrom. The deflector has an upwardly presented cooking utensil opening formed therein and a horizontally disposed cooking utensil support secured to the deflector at the inner surface thereof below the cooking utensil opening. The cooking utensil support dwells in a plane below the upper end of the radiation disk whereby infrared rays emitted from the radiation disk will impinge upon the cooking utensil support and a cooking utensil positioned on the cooking utensil support to cook or heat the contents thereof. Other accessories may also be attached to the heater such as a protective grill or a cooking basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: James Zoucha
  • Publication number: 20140360483
    Abstract: A grate assembly for use over a fire, surrounded by a cylindrical fire pit ring, comprising: a) an inverted U shaped clamp having an inner and an outer opposite side, a central portion extending between, and connecting the two opposite side portions, wherein the outer opposite side portion further comprises a centrally positioned screwed hole and a screw, to tighten the clamp on the fire pit ring, an end portion of the central portion also has a centrally positioned screwed hole and a screw, to level the clamp when it is seated on the cylindrical fire pit ring; b) an upwardly extending post attached to the clamp; and, c) a grate, surrounded by a frame, said frame attached to, a cylindrical tube, sized to closely fit over the post, and further comprising grate-post attachment means to clamp the grate to the post at a preferred height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Gary W. Mattix, Scott Richard Mattix
  • Patent number: 8893704
    Abstract: A grill having a bottom section and a middle section for expanding the diameter of the bottom section and at least one insert for separating the opening formed by the bottom section to allow smoking or an open fire. Different cooking surfaces are thereby a grill, a flat frying surface, an open area for receiving and holding a reservoir of water, such as a pot, and an open area for receiving a wok. There is also a hearth section for enclosing at least a portion of the exterior of the bottom section. It also envisions a smoker or ash guard expandable to fit either diameter to protect the cook and provide a surface for placing items attached to the stand apart from the heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Foster
  • Patent number: 8851060
    Abstract: A portable barbecue cooking apparatus is provided, the apparatus comprising a cooking chamber comprising a topside opening and a fire bowl with opposing ends; at least two handles, each handle attached to opposing ends of the fire bowl; and at least two shelves, each shelf being pivotally attached to each of the handles, and each shelf being foldable inwardly towards the topside opening of the cooking chamber during a stowage position and extendable outwardly away from the topside opening of the cooking chamber during a usage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products Co.
    Inventors: Mark Johnson, Adrian A. Bruno, Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 8820310
    Abstract: A portable cooking stove is disclosed. The cooking stove includes a base structure. At least one burner is positioned within the base structure. A burner plate is positioned above the burner and also above the base structure. When the stove is in use, a cooking surface may be placed on top of the burner plate. Multiple legs are connected to the base structure. The legs can be positioned in an extended configuration in which the base structure is positioned at a certain height above a ground surface. When the legs are positioned in the extended configuration, the height at which the base structure (and therefore the burner plate and any cooking surface that is placed on the burner plate) is positioned above the ground surface is adjustable without removing the legs from the base structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: GRI Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Matt Plott
  • Publication number: 20140238377
    Abstract: A simple grill comprised of a body made from a circular section of seamless metal. The grill consists of an open top and an open bottom, with the grill used by placing vertically on a surface with the open bottom in contact with the surface. A support structure is welded proximate to the open top to support a sub-component, typically comprising a gridiron. Fuel placed though an opening in the side of the body in contact with the surface burns to provide heat for cooking. Two handles welded to the outer side of the body facilitate removing the grill after use, with the ash residue left in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Mark P. Moore, Lloyd McCall
  • Publication number: 20140209083
    Abstract: A portable camping and survival stove includes a stand comprising a pair of flat stock lower cross-members adjoined via a complementary slot in each member, each lower cross-member having a lower edge and a pair of double tabs spaced apart on an upper edge configured to secure on a shelf there between a lower edge of a rigid container. The disclosed stove also includes a cook top comprising a pair of flat stock upper cross-members adjoined via a complementary slot in each member, each upper cross-member having an upper to cooking edge and a pair of double tabs spaced apart on a lower edge configured to secure on a shelf there between an upper edge of the rigid container. Furthermore, the rigid container may be a discarded can or a collapsible four-sided container for flammable material and include holes for air flow in a bottom and at least one side thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Clifford Kenneth Young
  • Publication number: 20140209084
    Abstract: A portable cooking station device is disclosed that allows users to cook food outside, over a fire, and supports large quantities of food and multiple pots and pans at the same time. The cooking station device comprises a base unit, a pair of vertical poles, and a horizontal bar secured between the pair of vertical poles for retaining cooking equipment. The base unit is configured to be placed directly over a fire pit. The pair of vertical poles are secured to the opposing sides of the base unit, and can comprise hooks for retaining cooking equipment. The horizontal bar can comprise S-shaped hooks for hanging cooking equipment. A rotisserie bar can be secured between the pair of vertical poles, below the horizontal bar, and a grate can be axially attached to one of the vertical poles to allow it to swivel out across the fire pit when in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Guy Cole
  • Patent number: 8783241
    Abstract: A Dutch oven lid holder having a horizontally oriented support ring. Three support leg members have their top ends telescopically received in tubular coupling members formed on the support ring. The area beneath the support ring and within the perimeter of the support leg members defines a lid storage space. A lid support assembly has a horizontally oriented tubular sleeve portion having a tension coil spring passing therethrough. The opposite ends of the coil spring are detachably secured to brackets on the support ring. A vertically oriented anchor leg has its top end adjustably received on a T-connector portion extending downwardly from the tubular sleeve portion. The anchor leg has a hook on its bottom end that loops under the handle of a Dutch oven lid. Anchor arms extending inwardly from the respective support leg members would maintain a downward force on the Dutch oven lid causing the coil spring to be place under tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: CompMaid, LLC
    Inventors: Gary E. Sauter, Dale A. Sauter
  • Patent number: 8770182
    Abstract: A unitary barbecue heat source bed and fluid removal channel combination, comprising a plurality of heat source beds, an inclined channel for removing fluid, the heat source beds being adjacent to the channel, wherein the heat source beds and channel are unitary and preferably made from a single sheet of metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: James Christopoulos
  • Patent number: 8770184
    Abstract: A collapsible unit for supporting food items over a heat source comprises a collapsible frame enclosure wherein at least one side of the frame is reconfigurable to enable various types of cooking and heating arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Donna Gail Schneider
  • Patent number: 8757050
    Abstract: A hot beverage making device includes a boiler for heating water; a housing for accommodating the boiler and connecting element for connecting the boiler to the housing. During operation of the boiler, water is heated and water vapor bubbles are created inside the boiler. Formation of the bubbles causes varying moments about the center of mass of the boiler. The connecting element is adapted to prevent transmittal to the housing of at least a portion of the moment variations. This keeps the noise produced as a result of vibrations of the housing at an acceptable level. In particular, the connecting element is adapted to let the boiler have at least one rotational degree of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Michiel Allan Aurelius Schallig, Meindert Gorter
  • Patent number: 8695582
    Abstract: A supporting assembly includes a base installed a portable stove and having extending portions. A plurality of connecting members is pivotally connected with the extending portions. Each of the connecting members includes a connecting wall, first and second jaw portions respectively extending from two opposite distal ends of the connecting wall. A plurality of first supporting members is pivotally connected with the first jaw portions. Each of the first supporting members includes a first supporting portion. A plurality of second supporting members is pivotally connected with the second jaw portions. Each of the second supporting members includes a second supporting portion. The supporting assembly is transformable from a folded storage position to an operative position. The first supporting portions are able to support a cooking vessel thereon. The second supporting portions support the supporting assembly on a supportive substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Lava Outdoor Appliance Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lieh-Tarng Lin
  • Patent number: 8662065
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable composite roaster that is small in size, enables a user to selectively use gas, charcoal or the like as a heating means, and is simple and convenient to use for anyone. The roaster has primary, secondary and tertiary heat-isolating screens arranged outside the heating means to effectively isolate heat and to protect a table on which the portable composite roaster is placed or users from heat generated by the heating means such that the users may use the roaster in accordance with the needs thereof. The portable composite roaster of the present invention enables users preferring charcoal-cooked food to roast food using charcoal, and enables users inconvenienced by charcoal to easily use gas instead of charcoal and enjoy delicious food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventors: Yong Jin Kim, Han Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 8607777
    Abstract: The present invention relates to outdoor grill accessories, and more particularly, a foldable worktable attachment for an outdoor grill that includes a large table that is pivotally connected to the side of the grill. When in an erect position, the table provides ample space for preparing foods and the like, but when in a collapsed position, the table lies flush against one of the sides of the grill housing, thus, enclosing supporting legs that are folded and stored between the table and the grill housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Grill Company, LLC
    Inventors: John Ducate, Jr., Sond-Kae Ho
  • Patent number: 8602017
    Abstract: The present invention is embodied in a grill configured for quick assembly, a method of partially pre-assembling the grill for shipping from the factory in a container, and a method of assembling the grill when removed from the shipping container. The grill comprises a firebox assembly for mounting on a cart assembly, the cart assembly having first and second support assemblies and at least one linking member interconnecting them. A hinge or pivot in the mid-portion of the linking member divides it into first and second linking member portions, and the opposite ends of the linking member portions are pivotally connected by hinges or the like to the first and second support assemblies. The linking member holds the first and second support assemblies together in a partially pre-assembled state, and the pivotal connections of the linking member portions allow the two assemblies to be folded for packaging in a shipping container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Brinkmann Corporation
    Inventors: Randall L. May, Zhi Bing Gu, Liang Shen, Bin Lin, Wenguan Su, Lu Liang, Guolong Chen
  • Publication number: 20130298893
    Abstract: A portable, compact, light-weight, foraged-fuel stove which assembled, provides a sturdy adequate cooking surface and while collapsed, forms a compact case favorable in size and weight for easy storage in pocket, purse, or backpack. The low-profile, square shape of this stove enhances stability and safety while providing a multi-use cooking surface adequate for grilling as well as cooking with pans of most sizes. The stove is designed to work with fuels foraged from one's surroundings, but is also suitable for use with charcoal, gelatinous fuels, alcohol burners, and more. By using foraged fuels, the backpacking weight of this stove is minimized. The stove provides a large opening for adding fuel eliminating the need to move the cooking material to add fuel, and a system of smaller openings in the sides of the stove to allow for adequate airflow to sustain combustion of the fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Curtis Linville, Travis Parsons
  • Publication number: 20130269674
    Abstract: A portable fire pit (10) is of a metal construction and has an upper section (12) in which combustible materials are placed for burning. A cooking chamber (14) is mounted beneath the upper section and food placed in the chamber is cooked by radiated heat. Legs (16) are installed at each corner of the fire pit to support the fire pit in an upright position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Steve Junge, SR.
  • Patent number: 8550064
    Abstract: A barbecue stove with collapsible stand has a grill pan and a stand mounted on the grill pan. The stand has a main leg mounted pivotally on the grill pan and a secondary leg connected pivotally to the main leg. When the main and secondary legs cross each other, the stand is unfolded and supports the grill pan high above a plane. When the main and secondary legs overlap each other and the main leg is pivoted to lie on the grill pan, the stand is folded into a compact size. The stand of the barbecue stove is structurally simplified and therefore is easy to assemble, fold or unfold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Jui-Ju Yeh
  • Patent number: 8550065
    Abstract: The present invention provides a permanent foundation which supports an open flame cooking assembly which includes a collapsible boom support arm which supports a cooking surface or grill which is height adjustable via a winch and heat resistant rope adjustment assembly, wherein the boom is supported by an upright stanchion of varying length which is removably and rotatably coupled to the permanent foundation support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Scott Arnold Johnson
  • Patent number: 8511293
    Abstract: A modular outdoor kitchen comprises a plurality of weather-resistant outdoor kitchen modules. Each module comprises a frame having a plurality of outer faces. The modules are releasably connected together in mating arrangement. A plurality of weather-resistant fascia panels are provided on at least a portion of the pluralities of outer faces of the frames. Each fascia panel includes at least one exterior surface that simulates the appearance of an outdoor building material. The modular outdoor kitchen substantially has the appearance of a built-in outdoor kitchen that is substantially constructed of the outdoor building material when the plurality of outdoor kitchen modules are connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Mediumrare, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Charles Thompson, Bruce Douglas Spangrud