Base Supports Patents (Class 126/305)
  • Publication number: 20150068512
    Abstract: A fire pit or stovetop cooking grill can have a griddle and a cooking rack. The griddle can be used to cook food. The cooking rack can be on the griddle. The cooking rack can be used to cook food. The griddle can be on the fire pit or stovetop to provide a surface of heat for cooking food. The fire pit can provide a fire light ambiance while cooking with the cooking grill on the fire pit. The fire pit can have other accessories placed on the tabletop of the fire pit, including a turntable for easy access of food items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Brian Adam Mehler, Richard Rivera
  • Publication number: 20080216815
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved pedestal structure of griller. The pedestal structure includes a pedestal body, which includes two lateral plates, a back plate and a bottom plate, forming an inner space and a lateral open end. There is a frame, which is an integral square frame body forming an upper/lower frame portion, and a left/right frame portion. The frame is positioned fixedly onto lateral open end of the pedestal body. With an integral square frame, the lateral plates of the pedestal body assemble more robustly and stably. If the frame is provided with two folded door panels, flush mounting and smoothness through alignment of two door panels are enabled to suit demanding requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: Lucas PAI
  • Patent number: 6981497
    Abstract: A portable cooking apparatus is provided comprising a fire bowl comprising an exterior undersurface and an internal chamber; a lid removably engagable with the fire bowl; and a stand to be locatable against the exterior undersurface of the fire bowl for support during a usage position, and during a non-use position, the stand is situated atop the lid while the lid is situated atop the fire bowl to thereby enclose the internal chamber of the fire bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Original Ideas, Inc
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Publication number: 20040112363
    Abstract: A quick assembly grill that may be assembled in a few minutes by a user, without the use of tools. The grill includes a leg assembly that snaps onto a base for the grill and side posts that attach to the leg assembly for supporting side tables for the grill. The side posts may attach by bolts and wing nuts, and thus do not require tools for assembly. In addition, the leg assembly snaps onto the base, and the side tables snap onto the side posts, and also do not require tools for assembly. A quick connect gas control for a burner is included on one of the side tables. The quick connect controller inserts into a hole in the side table, and is rotated to lock the control into place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Speck, Len Coates, Samuel Jason Hargis, Tienchai Puangnak
  • Patent number: 6748939
    Abstract: A support frame with legs is provided for supporting a chamber member with walls that taper inward from its upper end to an ash removal opening and a middle member forming a heating cavity. The upper end of the middle is adapted to support an upper member with walls that taper inward from its lower end to an upper vent. A lower grate is supported at the lower opening of the middle member for holding material to be burned. An upper grate is supported at the upper end of the middle member for supporting food to be cooked. In a further aspect, a side opening is formed through the wall of the middle member for use for adding burnable material on the lower grate. The four members can be broken down and stacked together in a small volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Inventor: Teddy L. Gober
  • Patent number: 6745758
    Abstract: The cooking oven may have a rotating floor for cooking food items. An insulation structure may be supported on a bottom floor and have a floor positioned above the bottom floor with the floor rotatable. An infrared heating element may be positioned below the floor and be oriented to radiate the floor. A rear heating element may be positioned in a rear portion of the insulation structure in a horizontal plane with the floor and intermediate the insulation structure and the floor. The insulation structure and the floor may define a cavity and the insulation structure may have an access opening to the cavity. A vent system may be positioned above the access opening and there may be an outer enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: James Minidis
  • Patent number: 6739329
    Abstract: A barbecue device includes a support unit with opposite first and second connecting rods that interconnect U-shaped first and second support members, and a cook unit supported removably on horizontal bars of the support members. The support unit is turnable upside-down, and confines a receiving space which opens upwardly when turned upside-down for receiving the cook unit therein. A looped retainer frame is pivoted to the second connecting rod, and engages releasably the first connecting rod. The retainer frame is turnable away from and toward the horizontal bars for moving between an open position, in which the cook unit can be placed in the receiving space, and a closed position, in which the retainer frame engages releasably the first connecting rod for retaining the cook unit in the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Tsann Kuen USA Inc.
    Inventor: Tsan-Kuen Wu
  • Patent number: 6684877
    Abstract: A barbecue device includes front and rear leg members disposed under and pivoted to a support plate. The leg members are pivotable relative to the support plate for moving between a first position, in which lower ends of the leg members are moved away from each other, and a second position, in which the lower ends of the leg members are moved toward each other. A cook unit is disposed removably on the support plate. The support plate and the leg members cooperatively define an accommodating space thereamong for receiving the cook unit when the cook unit is removed from the support plate. A retaining unit is mounted on one of the leg members, and engages releasably the other one of the leg members for retaining the leg members at the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Tsann Kuen USA Inc.
    Inventor: Tsan-Kuen Wu
  • Patent number: 6684876
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved barbecue kettle leg support featuring a body that is contoured to fit the curved shape of a barbecue kettle bowl and to receive an end of a leg with a locking formation. Fastener bores are configured for mounting the leg support to the bowl. Preferably, the leg support is mounted midway between the top and bottom of the bowl for increased stability. A keyed bore enables assembly of the leg with the locking formation. The locking formation utilizes a pin which is attached to a bias spring to prevent unwanted detachment of the leg from the leg support. The locking formation is configured to allow assembly and disassembly to be performed without the use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: CPD Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin C. Bossler
  • Patent number: 6679245
    Abstract: A broiler frame includes a broiler oven and a telescopic foot frame. The broiler oven is fixed with a securing rod under the bottom. The telescopic foot frame for the broiler oven to be rotatably mounted thereon is composed of a collapsible foot frame and a telescopic tube. The collapsible foot frame consists of a sleeve and a set of support tripod. The sleeve is provided with a position bolt and receives the telescopic tube in the interior. The securing rod of the broiler oven is rotatably inserted in the upper end of the telescopic tube. Thus, the broiler oven can be turned around for 360° in using, and the telescopic foot frame can be adjusted to a height suitable for a user to carry out broiling conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Inventor: Chien-Chang Lu
  • Publication number: 20040007228
    Abstract: A broiler frame includes a broiler oven and a telescopic foot frame. The broiler oven is fixed with a securing rod under the bottom. The telescopic foot frame for the broiler oven to be rotatably mounted thereon is composed of a collapsible foot frame and a telescopic tube. The collapsible foot frame consists of a sleeve and a set of support tripod. The sleeve is provided with a position bolt and receives the telescopic tube in the interior. The securing rod of the broiler oven is rotatably inserted in the upper end of the telescopic tube. Thus, the broiler oven can be turned around for 360° in using, and the telescopic foot frame can be adjusted to a height suitable for a user to carry out broiling conveniently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventor: Chien-Chang Lu
  • Patent number: 6655374
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a portable stacking gas grill that can be stacked for ease of transportation and storage. The grill includes a firebox, a at least one cooking grate, a plurality of burners, at least one radiant guard unit, at least one pilot light system, a shelf and a pair of folding legs. The grill is designed so that it can be tilted onto its side to allow the legs to be folded into a recess beneath the firebox without the cook top, burners and radiant guard unit moving out of position. The pilot light system includes a pilot runner tube that allows individual burners to be turned on and off with out the need for an outside ignition source. The firebox is designed so that several grills can be stacked so that the space needed for storage and transportation is greatly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Grillco, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Beller, Mario M. Gonzalez, John Hauptman
  • Patent number: 6640803
    Abstract: An outdoor fireplace including a combustion chamber that has a top portion and an ash pan. The top portion and said ash pan are rigidly connected by a plurality of substantially vertical supports. The outdoor fireplace further includes a base, the base providing an upper portion and a support structure. The upper portion substantially spans the area spanned by the ash pan and is connected to the ash pan such that an integral airway is formed between the ash pan and the upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: W.C. Bradley Company
    Inventors: Mark E. Davis, Eric Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6606987
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus is provided comprising a fire bowl having an internal chamber, a grill located within the internal chamber and at least one shelf pivotally mounted to the fire bowl. The shelf is movable between a stowage position within the fire bowl to a usage position located externally of the fire bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Original Ideas
    Inventor: Robert A. DeMars
  • Patent number: 6595198
    Abstract: A collapsible portable stove may include a chassis, side tables, a shelf assembly, leg assemblies, a fuel delivery system, a burner system, a windscreen assembly, and a hoist assembly. The side tables may slide outward to reveal the burner system and provide workspace. The shelf assembly may attach to an underside of the chassis for storage, to a topside of the chassis between the outward-slid side tables for table space, or beneath the chassis between the leg assemblies for shelf space. The leg assemblies may fold for storage and unfold to raise the stove to a low- or high-profile. In a collapsed position, the stove and its self-contained components resemble a rectangular suitcase. The stove may be expanded from the collapsed position to several possible configurations, optionally having high- or low-profiles, exposed and/or covered burners, side tables, a hoist assembly, and a middle shelf or a middle table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: The Coleman Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mosher, Darrell Neugebauer, David Linnebur, Justin Radford
  • Publication number: 20030106546
    Abstract: A barbecue device includes front and rear leg members disposed under and pivoted to a support plate. The leg members are pivotable relative to the support plate for moving between a first position, in which lower ends of the leg members are moved away from each other, and a second position, in which the lower ends of the leg members are moved toward each other. A cook unit is disposed removably on the support plate. The support plate and the leg members cooperatively define an accommodating space thereamong for receiving the cook unit when the cook unit is removed from the support plate. A retaining unit is mounted on one of the leg members, and engages releasably the other one of the leg members for retaining the leg members at the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Applicant: Tsann Kuen U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Tsan-Kuen Wu
  • Publication number: 20030101982
    Abstract: A barbecue device includes a support unit with opposite first and second connecting rods that interconnect U-shaped first and second support members, and a cook unit supported removably on horizontal bars of the support members. The support unit is turnable upside-down, and confines a receiving space which opens upwardly when turned upside-down for receiving the cook unit therein. A looped retainer frame is pivoted to the second connecting rod, and engages releasably the first connecting rod. The retainer frame is turnable away from and toward the horizontal bars for moving between an open position, in which the cook unit can be placed in the receiving space, and a closed position, in which the retainer frame engages releasably the first connecting rod for retaining the cook unit in the receiving space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventor: Tsan-Kuen Wu
  • Patent number: 6561179
    Abstract: A gas grill that is structurally engineered such that it can be easily and rapidly assembled by a person of limited technical ability in a simplified manner with only a single open end wrench. The gas grill of the present invention comprises a base or bottom shelf, four legs, four casters, a firebox, a main upper body, a burner assembly, a pivotable door or lid, a rock grate, briquette or lava rock, a cooking grid, one or more warming racks, two side shelves, one or more front panels, a pair of side panels, a propane assembly, and a valve assembly. The firebox, main upper body, and the legs of the gas grill of the present invention are secured together by a plurality of externally threaded bolts which pass through openings in the main upper body, the firebox and the upper end portion of each leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Fiesta Gas Grills, Inc.
    Inventors: George R. Brake, Shawn Minshall
  • Publication number: 20030079737
    Abstract: A barbecue grill assembly includes a grill member disposed in a cooking base. The cooking base has left and right side walls extending upwardly from a bottom wall. Atop cover is disposed on a top side of the cooking base for covering the cooking base. A side rack has one end portion pivoted to one of the left and right side walls of the cooking base. The side rack is turnable inwardly into the cooking base for moving to a folded position, and is further turnable outwardly from the cooking base for moving to an unfolded position. A fastening unit fastens releasably the top cover and the cooking base when the side rack is disposed at the folded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Applicant: Tsann Kuen USA Inc.
    Inventor: Tsan-Kuen Wu
  • Patent number: 6543436
    Abstract: The chuckwagon camp box of this invention includes a portable kitchen comprised of a top lid, drop down front and rear shelves, each of which is separately hinged to a base unit. The underside of the base unit has provisions to removably attach the support legs or permanently attach folding legs. The underside of the base unit also is provided with a plurality of casters to facilitate transport of the camp box. The base unit also includes an integral cooktop accessible from the front shelf and a plurality of work surfaces, multi-purpose compartments and a utensil drawer. Extendable, multi-purpose racks may be withdrawn from both ends of the base unit to serve as towel racks or shelves with the attachment of the included covering trays. A dishwashing center accessible from the rear shelf is also provided. The front and rear shelves are separated by an upstanding, transverse panel in the box, so that the front cooking area and rear washing areas are functionally isolated, separate work stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: Dennis Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20030029437
    Abstract: The present invention provides a barbecue grill assembly comprising an upper assembly and a lower assembly, the upper assembly adapted to receive a cooking chamber. The grill assembly further comprises at least one projection on one of either the lower assembly or the upper assembly, and at least one receiver on the other of said lower assembly or said upper assembly. The projection and the receiver are cooperatively dimensioned such that the projection is received by the receiver. The projection having a first portion and a second portion wherein the first portion is adapted to be biased into contact with an inner surface of the receiver. The barbecue grill assembly includes a lateral assembly, positioned proximate the upper assembly. The lateral assembly is adapted to receive an auxiliary work surface or a cooking burner. The upper, lower, and lateral assemblies are each formed from a plurality of tubular frame members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Robert T. Stephen, Ewald Sieg, Adrian A. Bruno, Daniel S. Choi
  • Publication number: 20030029436
    Abstract: A barbecue grill and cart assembly having a firebox for cooking food including a heat source therein and a firebox support assembly for receiving and supporting the firebox. In one embodiment the grill and cart apparatus of the present invention includes a fuel source support platform and a fuel source support guard to facilitate storage of a fuel source on the grill and cart assembly. In one embodiment the grill and cart assembly comprises a warming rack fixed to the firebox. Also, in an embodiment, the grill and cart assembly of the present invention comprises a folding shelf extending from the firebox support and movable between an extended position and a retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: James Carden, Tim Fry, Dave Martin, Amanda-Jane Hardingham, Julia Dixon, Steve Ronald May-Russell
  • Publication number: 20030019491
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved barbecue kettle leg support featuring a body that is contoured to fit the curved shape of a barbecue kettle bowl and to receive an end of a leg with a locking formation. Fastener bores are configured for mounting the leg support to the bowl. Preferably, the leg support is mounted midway between the top and bottom of the bowl for increased stability. A keyed bore enables assembly of the leg with the locking formation. The locking formation utilizes a pin which is attached to a bias spring to prevent unwanted detachment of the leg from the leg support. The locking formation is configured to allow assembly and disassembly to be performed without the use of tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Applicant: Uniflame Corporation
    Inventor: Martin C. Bossler
  • Publication number: 20030010332
    Abstract: A collapsible portable stove may include a chassis, side tables, a shelf assembly, leg assemblies, a fuel delivery system, a burner system, a windscreen assembly, and a hoist assembly. The side tables may slide outward to reveal the burner system and provide workspace. The shelf assembly may attach to an underside of the chassis for storage, to a topside of the chassis between the outward-slid side tables for table space, or beneath the chassis between the leg assemblies for shelf space. The leg assemblies may fold for storage and unfold to raise the stove to a low- or high-profile. In a collapsed position, the stove and its self-contained components resemble a rectangular suitcase. The stove may be expanded from the collapsed position to several possible configurations, optionally having high- or low-profiles, exposed and/or covered burners, side tables, a hoist assembly, and a middle shelf or a middle table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventors: Robert Mosher, Darrell Neugebauer, David Linnebur, Justin Radford
  • Patent number: 6505620
    Abstract: A gas cooking stove is disclosed to which a very-small gas cylinder is joined in a one-touch manner and the state of joining is reliably maintained. When the gas cooking stove is used, the gas cooking stove can stably be installed. When the gas cooking stove is not used, the overall size can be reduced to save the space. Thus, the operability, safety and the portability can be improved. A valve mechanism, an operation member for opening/closing the valve mechanism and a piezoelectric spark unit are provided. Moreover, a stove body is provided which has an upper portion to which a dish is joined and a lower portion provided with a gas-cylinder joining portion to which a gas cylinder is joined. A grate is rotatively supported by the dish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Toho Metal Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime Goto
  • Publication number: 20020148458
    Abstract: A vertical hearth barbecue grill having a removable, vertical firebox that is backwardly inclined so as to provide a combination of direct and indirect heating. Multiple cooking grids positionable at various heights across the firebox provide an substantial cooking area for grilling, broiling, and searing. Inclination minimizes ash avalanche during briquette burning. A top grid located directly over the firebox provides a surface for searing or high-temperature cooking (i.e., direct heating), a mid-level cooking grid provides medium temperature indirect and/or partial direct heating cooking, and a lower main cooking grid provides indirect medium temperature for broiling or baking. A pair of opposed insulated sidewalls help confine heat in and about the cooking grids and may also support a removable, hinged cover lid that establishes an oven-like enclosure about the mid-level and main cooking grids to provide a baking/broiling chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventor: Alphonso G. Andress
  • Publication number: 20020112717
    Abstract: The present invention is a multifunctional portable barbecue grill that is designed and configured to expand in order to increase and/or decrease the total size the cooking surface of the particular grill. The grill includes a mainframe that supports the housing. Located in the housing is a grate. The mainframe, housing and grate include a slideably extension system for increasing or decreasing the length of the grill. In addition, for convenience and added comfort, the mainframe of the grill can be altered in height to provide for a comfortable height for the cook as well as provide for an easy means for storage and transportability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventor: Anthony Bentulan
  • Publication number: 20020078944
    Abstract: A quick assembly barbecue grill comprising a grill casting and a plurality of legs pivotally mounted to the grill casting. The legs are configured to pivot about said grill casting between a retracted position and an extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Steven Cozzolino, Philip Edwin Hague, Michael S. Joss, Jeffery Scott Kunkler, John Van Akkeren
  • Publication number: 20020020405
    Abstract: A portable gas cooking grill apparatus comprising a grill having a hood and a firebox. It is preferable that the hood can be received by and seated upon the firebox, thereby enclosing the grill. A burner assembly, capable of heating the interior portion of the grill, is preferably disposed underneath a substantially solid cooking surface and within the grill, thereby fully enclosing the burner assembly. The grill is supported by a frame, arranged and configured to substantially correspond to the firebox and releasably receive the grill thereon. The frame includes a leg assembly extending therefrom. The leg assembly is fixed to the frame such that the leg assembly is movable between a retracted position and an extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventors: Brian Coleman, John McNair, Bruce Morgan, Harry J. Sharples, Fung Chi Kin
  • Patent number: 6314955
    Abstract: A collapsible cooking stove including a lower housing, an upper housing, a fire chamber assembly, and at least one lef mechanism. The upper housing and fire chamber assembly are interconnected by a pair of mating flanges disposed on the upper housing and fire chamber assembly. The fire chamber assemblyis interconnected with the lower housing by at least one retaining clasp associated with the fire chamber assembly that interfaces with a retaining surface located on the lower housing. The upper housing and lower housing are further interconnected by the at least one collapsing leg mechanism, which has a leg rotationally affixed to the upper housing and a linkage member rotationally affixed to both the leg and the lower housing. The collapsible cooking stove can be uncollapsed for cooking by lifting upwards on the upper housing, preferably using a bail attached to the upper housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Inventor: Richard C. Boetcker
  • Patent number: 6302097
    Abstract: A combination barbecue grill and folding table that is adapted to be manipulated from a fully deployed condition, during which food can be cooked on the grill and then served on an adjacent table, and a collapsed condition, during which the grill and table are folded into a compact package that is suitable for transport and storage. The barbecue grill is removably received at the top of a cooking stand, and a plurality of fold-up legs extend downwardly from the cooking stand to support the cooking stand above the ground. According to one embodiment of the invention, a pair of table members are hingedly connected end-to-end one another. The first table member is rotated towards and over the top of the cooking stand, and the second table member is then rotated over the first table member to establish a compact package. In a second embodiment, first and second table members are pivotally connected to opposite sides of the cooking stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Inventor: George Rivera
  • Patent number: 6257229
    Abstract: A foldable or collapsible cart for a barbecue grill and cart assembly which includes a frame assembly and first and second folding or collapsible leg assemblies. The leg assemblies are pivotally connected to the frame assembly at opposite ends thereof. The frame assembly mounts a barbecue grill casting. The frame assembly, barbecue casting and first and second folding leg assemblies are preferably preassembled by the manufacturer prior to shipping the barbecue grill and cart assembly. In this manner, less assembly is required on the part of the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Stewart, Michael R. Giebel, Richard Whitehall, Donald R. Lamond, Dylan Akinrele
  • Patent number: 6125838
    Abstract: A gas grill is provided which is designed for use in a high wind environment such as that which is typical on watercraft, and which incorporates a series of wind resistant baffles which deflect the flow path of combustion air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Grills and Gadgets, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Ben Hedgpeth
  • Patent number: 5868128
    Abstract: A firepit apparatus for which controlled flames from lava rocks may be visibly displayed includes a base portion having an elevated platform on which lava rocks are supported. Surrounding the platform is a wall of sufficient height to laterally contain layered lava rocks. This surrounding wall extends below the platform to elevate the platform. Legs attached to the interior of the wall are used to provide further support for the platform. On this platform, a gas line with a multiplicity of spaced outlet ports is disposed. This gas line is attached to an apertured junction which transverses the platform, which is in turn attached through a regulated line to a regulator valve, and ultimately through a supply line to a supply source of gas, such as a pressurized natural gas or liquid petroleum canister or tank. Attached to the base portion is a lid support structure that is substantially open to the sides to allow clear view of lava rocks placed on the platform of the base portion even when a lid is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Inventor: Amad Omar
  • Patent number: 5794608
    Abstract: A barbecue assembly includes a barbecue unit supported by a barbecue stand. The barbecue stand has a main vertical support. A plurality of support members are provided at the top of the main vertical support, and serve to support the barbecue unit on top of the stand. A plurality of legs are connected to and extend out laterally from a lower portion of the main vertical support. Wheels are provided on some of the legs for moving the barbecue assembly from one location to another. The stand is configured and positioned in relation to the barbecue unit so that the overall unit can be easily wheeled around, is less susceptible to being tipped over, and does not take up too much floor space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: MECO Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Von Berg
  • Patent number: 5579755
    Abstract: A barbecue grill cart assembly is disclosed, the assembly having a plurality of legs which are partially fastened together at their lower ends by a shelf and secured at their upper ends by a grill containment surface. The upper grill containment surface has a rectangular middle section with a portion removed for receiving a grill, and at least one side shelf extending towards the front of the grill cart assembly at an angle greater than 0.degree..
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: W. C. Bradley Company
    Inventor: Robert L. Johnston
  • Patent number: 5241948
    Abstract: A camp stove leveler having rail members forming a support surface and leg assemblies supporting and interconnecting the rail members in parallel spaced condition. Each leg assembly has at least two legs secured at opposite ends of a cross bar, each leg having an axially adjustable foot depending from its lower free end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Inventor: Jean J. Thibodeau
  • Patent number: 5163414
    Abstract: Barbecue grills, particularly a portable barbecue grill with a snap-in cooking grill and pairs of intersecting and foldable supporting legs. The barbecue grill may be disassembled by folding the legs against the cooking bowl and without the cooking grill falling out of the cooking bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Assignee: Meco Corporation
    Inventor: James P. Haynes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5159917
    Abstract: Barbecue grills, particularly small-size portable grills adapted for picnics, stadium parking lot cooking and the like. The portable grill comprises a hemispherical cooking bowl and a hemispherical hood removably supported upon the top rim of the cooking bowl. A pair of locking brackets is inserted within the cooking bowl rim, so as to engage the hood such, that the hood and cooking bowl are locked together during carrying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Assignee: Meco Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Archer, Harold O. Duggin
  • Patent number: 4903683
    Abstract: A system, including apparatus and methods, which facilitates the use of dutch ovens, usually combined with a charcoal heating source, in outdoor cooking. The first apparatus is a safe, independent, time-efficient device which quickly preheats charcoal briquettes contained in a portable hopper, accomplishing the same by means of a self-contained, transportable, propane-fueled burner. A second apparatus is a sturdy, portable cooking stand, which, in the "as used" position, provides a safe, elevated site whereupon the charcoal heating source and a plurality of dutch ovens can be conveniently placed for cooking purposes, and which, in the "as transported" position, is disassembled and may be carried facilely to more desired locations. The third apparatus is a T-handled dutch oven and dutch oven lid lifting device whereby said ovens and/or lids may be conveniently and safely removed from and replaced on the heating source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Inventors: Darwin W. Larsen, Jack C. Thompson
  • Patent number: 4884551
    Abstract: A cooking unit has a frame or a bowl-shaped vessel. Supported by the frame or bowl-shaped vessel is a horizontal support with a center opening therethrough. A firebox vessel with an open top depends from the horizontal support and is disposed in the center opening of the horizontal support. A fire grate on which fuel elements are seated is disposed in the firebox vessel below the center opening of the horizontal support. A cooking grill is disposed over the center opening of the horizontal support. Combustion air enters the firebox vessel through an opening above the fire grate other than the open top of the firebox vessel to supply combustion air to the burning fuel elements. The interior of the firebox vessel reflects the heat produced by the fuel elements toward the food on the cooking grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Assignee: Pyromid, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul W. Hait
  • Patent number: 4624238
    Abstract: The device of the present invention can be used as a cooking unit, or as a table, or as a suspended support. When the device is used as a cooking unit, a stand thereof supports a pan at the upper end of the stand. A larger, lower end of a hollow, truncated pyramidal support member is disposed on the pan. The smaller, upper end of the support member receives the smaller, lower end of a hollow, truncated pyramidal firebox. A fire grate is supported within the firebox intermediate its smaller, lower end and its larger, upper end. A cooking grill is also supported within the firebox above the fire grate, adjacent the larger, upper end of the firebox. To convert the cooking unit into a table, the pan, support member, firebox, fire grate, and cooking grill are removed from the stand. Then, the cooking grill and fire grate are successively disposed on the stand at the location previously occupied by the pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: Pyromid, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul W. Hait