Folding Or Nesting Kit Patents (Class 126/38)
  • Patent number: 10935251
    Abstract: Described herein are portable cooking assemblies, including a portable cooking assembly that may include: a first container having a first sidewall and an opening; a stove disposed in the first container, the stove may include: a second sidewall having an exhaust aperture and an air intake aperture; and a base coupled to the second sidewall; wherein fuel may be capable of being burned within the stove; and a lid coupled to the first sidewall of the first container and covering the opening and the stove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Wanderscheid, Jerome Wanderscheid, Joshua Wanderscheid
  • Patent number: 10791873
    Abstract: A collapsible three-legged platform is provided. The three legs are attached at a central pivot point such that the platform can collapse. The legs can be adapted to support a variety of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TCG Partners, LLC—Intellectual Property Series
    Inventors: Steve R. Jaggard, Hunter R. Jaggard, Griffin T. Jaggard, Stephen Dunn
  • Patent number: 10557635
    Abstract: Described herein are portable cooking assemblies, including a portable cooking assembly that may include: a first container having a sidewall and an opening; a stove disposed in the first container, the stove comprising: a sidewall having an exhaust aperture and an air intake aperture; a base coupled to the sidewall; and a plurality of legs, wherein at least two of the plurality of legs each may include a first end pivotably coupled to the base; a cooktop plate disposed in the first container; and a lid coupled to the sidewall of the first container and covering the opening, the stove, and the cooktop plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Wanderscheid, Jerome Wanderscheid, Joshua Wanderscheid
  • Patent number: 10327582
    Abstract: A collapsible and portable fireplace apparatus is described herein that includes a housing that is expanded and opens to create an open space for forming a fire, the housing being supported by a lightweight base wire frame assembly that also maintains the housing in an expanded state while in use. Once the base wire frame assembly is removed, the fireplace easily folds or collapses at a number of pivot points for ease of storage and transport along with the wire frame assembly. For improved operability a shelf grate is provided within the open space of the housing to support the fuel above a base panel to allow air to circulate under the burning fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Rory Artig
  • Patent number: 10264922
    Abstract: A deep fryer system includes a deep fryer that includes a fuel tank, a burner and a hose that is fluidly coupled between the fuel tank and the burner. The burner produces a flame thereby facilitating the burner to heat a container filled with a fluid. A cart is provided and each of the fuel tank, the hose and the burner is removably positioned on the cart. A box is provided and the box is positioned on the cart. The burner is positioned within the box and the container is positioned within the box. The box inhibits the fluid in the container from escaping the box thereby reducing a fire hazard with respect to the fluid when the fluid is heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Gary Rex
  • Patent number: 10208889
    Abstract: A collapsible three-legged platform is provided. The three legs are attached at a central pivot point such that the platform can collapse flat. The legs can be adapted to support a variety of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TCG Partners, LLC—Intellectual Property Series
    Inventors: Steve Jaggard, Hunter R. Jaggard, Griffin T. Jaggard, Stephen Dunn
  • Patent number: 10201233
    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: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: David Grisham
  • Patent number: 10058105
    Abstract: A smoking device can include one or more walls defining, at least in part, a combustion cavity, a lower inlet connecting the combustion cavity to an air source, a first flange defining, at least in part, a first recirculation channel open to an upper side of the combustion cavity, a second flange defining, at least in part, a second recirculation channel open to the upper side of the combustion cavity, and an upper inlet connecting the upper side of the combustion cavity to the air source and disposed between the first recirculation channel and the second recirculation channel. While a flame is generated within the combustion cavity, a convection flow from the flame can be directed to the first recirculation channel and the second recirculation channel and past the upper inlet to reduce the upper flow of air from the upper inlet until the flame is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Lynx Grills, Inc.
    Inventor: John Timothy French
  • Patent number: 10028617
    Abstract: An outdoor cooking apparatus includes a frame having a base, a cooking surface and a wind guard having an opening 210, upper and lower edges and a side wall or walls. A first removable support bracket supporting a lower pressure burner element removably attaches to the wind guard. A second removable support bracket supporting a high pressure burner element removably attaches to the wind guard, and includes: i) a cylindrically shaped, vertically oriented tube, ii) a high pressure gaseous fuel nozzle, and iii) a fuel supply tube. The second, removable support includes a plate or plates extending from the outer surface of the tube at a position in between the upper end opening and the lower end opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Metal Fusion, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman R. Bourgeois
  • Patent number: 10017298
    Abstract: A set of nesting dinnerware includes a bowl, a mug and a plate. The dimensions of the mug are such that the same can fit within the bowl, either in an upright or rotated position. The base of the plate is configured to fit over the upper opening of the bowl. Once the mug is inserted in the bowl, the base of the plate is positioned over the opening of the bowl, creating a nested set of dinnerware. Multiple sets of nested dinnerware can be stacked on top of each other to further save space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.
    Inventor: Hugh William Biber
  • Patent number: 9835328
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multipurpose outdoor gas fire place having a frame with a gas outlet about its center and at least three adjustable radius arms for connecting to a gas canister housing, a gas line with an output control valve and a first end able to be securely connected to a gas canister through a pressure regulator and the second end able to be securely connected to a gas outlet and a cover-tray that fits over the gas outlet for burning gas. The arms have connectors on the ends for securing the frame to the gas canister housing that has an open top for receiving the cover-tray. The cover-tray distributes the gas about its middle and along its perimeter for burning gas and has a central adapter in line with the gas outlet for connecting a second gas burning element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Lance
  • Patent number: 9657953
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a vessel attachment system (1) for a portable stove comprising a vessel (2) and a vessel support (3), wherein the vessel (2) comprises a first attaching means and the vessel support (3) comprises a second attaching means. The first attaching means and the second attaching means are configured to provide for a positive locking between the vessel (2) and the vessel support (3). The invention is characterized in that the first attaching means is a polygonal opening (4) in a bottom area of the vessel (2) and the second attaching means is a polygonal supporting means (5), wherein the polygonal supporting means (5) is insertable into the polygonal opening (4). Subsequent relative rotational movement between the vessel (2) and the vessel support (3) after insertion of the polygonal supporting means (5) in to the polygonal opening (4) provides for the positive locking between the vessel (2) and the vessel support (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Fenix Outdoor AB
    Inventors: Magnus Fredrik Hagström, Erland Brännholm
  • Patent number: 9655420
    Abstract: An inspection pouch for housing and providing hands-free access to electronic testing equipment, meters, lights, tools and other implements needed by inspectors, installers and other workers. The pouch has a main compartment forming a tray with a cover therefor, the main compartment capable of being suspended from the cover at angles between zero and ninety degrees to enable viewing of equipment staged in the main compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: D B Industries, LLC
    Inventor: William J. Mathews, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9395087
    Abstract: A three-in-one convenient stove includes a stove body, and an electric stove, a gas stove and a gas canister stove mounted in the stove body. Thus, the user can select to use the cheaper energy source according to the volatility of natural gas and electricity prices, or select to use the electricity, the natural gas or a gas canister as an energy source when the supply of electricity and/or the supply of liquefied natural gas are interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Tze-Chen Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9383111
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a propane swivel burner which is comprised of a pair swivel legs and a leg that is stationary making the burner portable, a hinge that offer durability and stability to the legs of the burner, a grill/grid that provides safety a slot that will allow cooking pot the ability to set atop of the burner more safely, a foot stand on the bottom of each leg to make the burner more stable, a cylinder pipe to house the gas line and directs the flame, and a level that will allow a variety in sizes of cooking pans and/or pots to set atop the propane swivel propane burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Adam Royce Nelson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9380910
    Abstract: This invention is a portable food grilling apparatus designed to be collapsible and foldable for easy transportation. A substantially hemispherical full sized kettle is sectioned into plurality of two or more kettle sections where each section is adapted to be fastened to form a full sized kettle when needed and unfastened to facilitate storage and transportation. The stand upon which the kettle is mounted is also which folds into a planar conformation. The kettle sections, cover, and catcher are further adapted to insert into each other so as to also form a planar conformation. These two sections are adapted to fit into a carrying case for easy transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Phares Azarael Noel, II
  • Patent number: 8938870
    Abstract: An outdoor cooking apparatus includes a frame having a base for engaging an underlying support surface, a cooking surface for receiving a pot and a wind guard having upper and lower edges and a side wall or walls. A first removable support bracket removably attaches to the wind guard, the first bracket supporting a low pressure burner element. A second removable support bracket removably attaches to the wind guard. The second bracket supporting a high pressure burner element includes: i) a cylindrically shaped, vertically oriented tube having a tube wall that surrounds an open ended bore of uniform diameter, the bore communicating with upper and lower end openings, ii) a high pressure gaseous fuel nozzle supported within the open ended bore, the nozzle having a nozzle opening spaced inwardly of the tube wall, iii) a fuel supply tube that enables transmission of a gaseous fuel to the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Metal Fusion, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman R. Bourgeois
  • Patent number: 8919706
    Abstract: A gas distribution mounting bracket for gas grills that simultaneously secures a gas distribution manifold to the fire box and support frame of the gas grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products LLC
    Inventors: J. Michael Alden, Paul Robert Behnke
  • Publication number: 20140352681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a propane swivel burner which is comprised of a pair swivel legs and a leg that is stationary making the burner portable, a hinge that offer durability and stability to the legs of the burner, a grill/grid that provides safety a slot that will allow cooking pot the ability to set atop of the burner more safely, a foot stand on the bottom of each leg to make the burner more stable, a cylinder pipe to house the gas line and directs the flame, and a level that will allow a variety in sizes of cooking pans and/or pots to set atop the propane swivel propane burner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Adam Royce Nelson, SR.
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140290639
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hose burner capable of being carried by a user in a convenient manner. The hose burner comprises: a body unit including a cylindrical body having an open upper surface and having an insertion opening penetratingly-formed at one side thereof, and including an air mixture container accommodated in the body, and configured to mix injected fuel and air to combust the fuel; a fuel supply pipe having a fuel supply opening at one end thereof, bent to pass through an upper surface of the body unit, and having a fuel injection nozzle at another end thereof, the fuel supply opening inserted into the insertion opening of the body and protruding toward the air mixture container; and a supporting unit configured to support the body unit installed with a predetermined gap from an installation surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: KOVEA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang Hyun KIM
  • Publication number: 20140290640
    Abstract: A hose burner having a folding type supporting leg, comprises: a body unit including a cylindrical body having an open upper surface and having an insertion opening penetratingly-formed at one side thereof, and including an air mixture container having a mixture pipe; a fuel supply pipe having a fuel supply opening at one end thereof, bent to pass through an upper surface of the body unit, and having a fuel injection nozzle at another end thereof, the fuel supply opening inserted into the insertion opening of the body and protruding toward the mixture pipe; and a folding type supporting leg configured to support the body unit installed with a predetermined gap from an installation surface, the folding type supporting leg rotatbaly provided at the body unit to overlap the fuel supply pipe, and foldably installed to enclose an upper surface and a lower surface of the body unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: KOVEA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang Hyun KIM
  • 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: 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: 8752539
    Abstract: The invention relates to a barbecue having a grill grate and a coal surface. The barbecue can be brought into a usage state and into a transport state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Esbit Compagnie GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Paap, Philip Paap
  • Patent number: 8739380
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for a swing-out, multi-level barbeque smoker having a common mounting post wherein the individual cooking units are mounted on the common mounting post so that the individual units are slidably and swingably disposed so that a user can have easy access to the individual units. The apparatus is mounted on a wheeled carriage having a handle bar assembly so that the wheeled carriage can be easily maneuvered by a user. The upper swing-out unit has a grill for receiving food items, the middle swing-out unit has a bowl for receiving water therein and the lower unit has a grill upon which the fuel, e.g., charcoal or the like can be placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Robert B. Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20140137850
    Abstract: A multi-burner high-pressure portable stove having independently regulated burners is provided. The stove is especially suitable for camping. The stove provides similar functionality as a typical kitchen range by allowing a user to efficiently control the amount of fuel utilized by each individual burner of the stove. The stove further allows the user to independently control varying flame amounts of each burner so as a user may select between, simmer, medium, high or anything in-between for each burner. The regulators have a dual-lead stem thread knob which allows for quick and easy adjustments. The regulators are safely secured within a housing of the stove. In an embodiment, the regulators may be located outside the housing of the stove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Stevenson Bert Wylde, Paul R. Wade
  • Publication number: 20130032131
    Abstract: A storage box to be used with an outdoor cooking device has a base part having an inside area, an outside area and a base rim portion, and of a lid part having an inside area, an outside area and a lid rim portion. The lid rim portion is attachable to the base rim portion such that a closed interior space is formed between the base part and the lid part. The base part further comprises at least one fastening means on the outside area such that the storage box can be attached to the outdoor cooking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: FENIX OUTDOOR AB
    Inventors: Michael HORITO, Lee CROY, John R. OMDAHL, II, Steven MADSEN
  • Patent number: 8316837
    Abstract: A gas grill base is pivotally attached at a first end to a folding stand with three pivoting U-shaped supports and a center pivot. Two of the supports rest on the ground on casters or wheels. The third support slides and locks within L-shaped slots below the second end of the gas grill base held horizontally for cooking. Alternately built-in gas jets or an inserted charcoal tray are used to cook. The supports pivot together and stand vertically on the castors. The gas grill base pivots down parallel to the supports so that all are vertical for storage and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Karo Malumyan
  • Patent number: 8272375
    Abstract: A stove and pot arrangement is provided that affords utility to backpackers and other users having limited space. The apparatus provides a specially configured stove frame having laterally spaced apart channels that are receptive of the pot rim and wall and wherein the pot interior is receptive of a central portion of the frame, the pot and frame having about the same overall height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventors: Norman Bourgeois, Michael P. Bourgeois
  • Patent number: 8261732
    Abstract: The invention is a cooking grill comprising a housing defining a cooking chamber and having a door therein hinged at a bottom thereof, a heating element disposed in the cooking chamber, a cooking surface slidably disposed to slide in and out of the housing through the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Season 4, LLC
    Inventor: Alfred F. Contarino, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8201550
    Abstract: A grill base is pivotally attached at a first end to a folding stand with three pivoting U-shaped supports and a center pivot. Two of the supports rest on the ground on casters or wheels. The third support slides and locks within L-shaped slots below the second end of the grill base held horizontally for cooking. An inserted charcoal tray is used to cook. The supports pivot together and stand vertically on the castors. The grill base pivots down parallel to the supports so that all are vertical for storage and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Karo Malumyan
  • Publication number: 20120058234
    Abstract: A device for food preparation. The device comprises: (a) a vertical support; (b) at least one arm characterized by a longitudinal axis. The arm is pivotally connected to the vertical support; (c) at least one cooker connected to of the arms, such that the plane of the at least one cooker is substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the arm. The device is characterized by two positions: (i) a FOLDED position; and, (ii) a horizontally OPERATIVE position; in the FOLDED position, the longitudinal axis of the arm is substantially parallel to the vertical support, and in the OPERATIVE position, the longitudinal axis of the arm is substantially perpendicular to the vertical support. The device is adapted to save space when the device is in the FOLDED position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Yftach Navon
  • Publication number: 20120012091
    Abstract: A fast-assembling stove includes a stove body having two opposite sides to which two foldable cabinets of substantially the same top levels as a cooking surface are respectively coupled. Each foldable cabinet includes a collapsible frame rotatably coupled to inside and outside boards, a back board, a top board, and a bottom board coupled to circumferences of the inside and outside boards, and a front door panel. The stove body includes a cooker below which a central partition board is mounted. The inside board is shorter than the outside board, so that a gas hose extending from a gas canister received in the cabinet is allowed to extend through a gap between the top board and the inside board to couple to the cooker. A coupler mechanism is formed between top flanges of the outside board and the back board and the bottom of the top board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: William Home
  • Patent number: 8028689
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a collapsible charcoal starter are shown, described and claimed herein. In one embodiment, the charcoal starter includes six panels being hingedly interconnected to form a closed loop. The charcoal starter is configured to have an expanded position and a collapsed position, and can be moved therebetween without any disassembly of the charcoal starter. In the expanded position, the six panels form four walls or boundaries, whereby the walls define a volume for receiving charcoal briquettes. In the collapsed position, the six panels are oriented generally parallel. Moreover, four of the panels are sandwiched in between the two remaining panels. In this manner, the depth of the charcoal starter can be significantly reduced as compared to the expanded position, while the width is substantially the same in both the collapsed and expanded positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products Co.
    Inventor: Adrian A. Bruno
  • Patent number: 8025048
    Abstract: The portable out door heater burns fuel such as propane from a pressurized gas fuel tank. The fuel enters an entrainment tube through a nozzle orifice that is coaxial with the cylindrical entrainment tube axis. Air enters the entrainment through air entry apertures and is entrained with the high velocity fuel stream. The air and fuel mixture passes from the entrainment tube into a coaxial cylindrical burner supply tube. The supply tube has a smaller diameter to accelerate movement of the air and fuel mixture. A cylindrical combustion chamber receives the air fuel mixture moving tangentially to the combustion chamber inside wall. A ring inside the chamber retards movement of the fuel charge. The fuel oxidizes at a temperature that reduces odors and converts carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide. The products of combustion pass through a silencer and into an area to be heated. A choke and igniter initiate combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: David E. Scarborough
  • Patent number: 7958882
    Abstract: A tub in a generally rectilinear configuration has a rear face, a front face and side faces. The tub has a closed bottom and an open top. The tub contains heating elements with controls in the front face. The controls are adapted to be manipulated by a user during operation and use. A lid in a generally rectilinear configuration has a posterior element and an anterior element. The posterior element has a rear face, an open front and side faces. The posterior element has an open bottom and a closed top. The anterior element has a front face, an open rear and side faces. The posterior element has an open bottom and a closed top. The rear of the anterior element is adapted to slidably couple with respect to the front of the posterior element. In this manner movement is provided between an expanded and contracted orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: John Sgourides
  • Patent number: 7934494
    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: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Inventor: Donna Gail Schneider
  • Patent number: 7861705
    Abstract: A vertical food cooker includes: (a) an open-bottomed upper warming portion including: a support frame, a temperature measuring gauge, an adjustable upper air vent, and an openable cooker lid, the support frame including a substantially cylindrical-shaped upper collar and at least two spaced apart rails extending generally downward from the upper collar; (b) a cooker base portion including: a burn chamber, an adjustable base damper to the burn chamber, a substantially planar fire pan at a bottom of the otherwise bottomless burn chamber, and at least three legs; (c) a cooker mid portion between the upper warming portion and the base portion, the mid portion including between about one and about six substantially cylindrically shaped, open-bottomed, independently openable, stacked cooking drawers; and (d) grate brackets attached to the support frame, each of the cooking drawers, and the burn chamber; grill grates being supportable on the grate brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: William C. Hulsey
  • Patent number: 7832780
    Abstract: The present invention features a portable kitchen apparatus for attaching to a vehicle comprising a foldable countertop having a sink basin hole, a stove hole, a sink basin, a stove, and a flame protector. The portable kitchen apparatus may be used for outdoor cooking and/or cleaning while camping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Timothy A. Ramseyer
  • Patent number: 7810485
    Abstract: A cooking unit includes a base pan, a can positioned on the base pan, and a cooking drum located on the base pan and within the can. The cooking unit also includes a heat source positioned outside the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Roger Messmer
  • Patent number: 7802565
    Abstract: A charcoal fired barbecue grill is described and shown herein. In one embodiment, a charcoal grate is disclosed which is formed from a sheet metal material. The charcoal grate includes a bottom wall and a plurality of side walls, The bottom wall includes a plurality of apertures to allow combustion air to reach the charcoal and a plurality of embossments to increase the structural rigidity of the charcoal tray. At least some of the side walls include side wall extensions which are configured to engage with the barbecue grill firebox to support the charcoal grate underneath the cooking grate. In a second embodiment, a charcoal grill firebox is disclosed which includes a dual purpose nesting target on an inside surface. The nesting target is not only configured to support a grate, it is also configured to nest with a corresponding nesting feature which is positioned on an outside surface of the firebox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products Co.
    Inventor: Adrian A. Bruno
  • Patent number: 7802566
    Abstract: A barbecue kit includes a threaded rod having a bore in its interior along its longitudinal axis. An elongated stake having a sharp and a blunt end loosely fits into the interior bore of the threaded rod. The combination of rod and stake include a functional mechanism for allowing the threaded rod to act as a slide hammer to drive the stake into the ground without allowing the rod to fall along the entire length of the stake. A grill having a handle includes a plate with a substantially circular cut-out. The distance and configuration of the cut-out and handle are dimensioned in such a way that the grill can be hung at any place on the threaded rod with the circular cut-out engaging the threads. A pan suitable for holding items to be cooked, or charcoal, or like fuel suitable for cooking, has a like handle which is nevertheless removable and reversibly mountable on the pan. The pan can be similarly hung on the rod either with its hollow or with its substantially flat side up on the threaded rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Faught
  • Patent number: 7775202
    Abstract: A barbecue stove includes a body with a hole and a grease plate. The hole is formed on the bottom of the body. The body further includes a frame around the hole and secured with the body. A receive space is formed between the frame and the bottom of the body for receiving the grease plate. A plurality of pivots are fixed on the bottom of the body. Two feet are pivotally connected with the pivots individually. The grease plate includes a bent portion. When the barbecue stove is in use, the grease plate can be mounted on the frame by the bent portion. When the barbecue stove is not in use, the grease plate can be locked by the feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Pro-Iroda Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Jan-Nan Chen
  • Patent number: 7775203
    Abstract: A stand assembly for supporting vertically disposed free-standing objects and comprises a hub section including a hollow inner sleeve portion and a hollow outer sleeve portion effective for removably receiving the inner sleeve portion. Support leg members are fixedly connected to the hub section and radially extend outwardly therefrom for upholding the hub section in a vertical disposition. In a specific embodiment, the stand assembly includes a fuel burner wherein the inner bore of the inner sleeve portion defines a combustion chamber and container support top portions of the leg members for supporting a cooking container over a flame in the hub section. In another embodiment, the inner bore has a size and shape that is effective to receive a lower end section of a vertically disposed object having a vertical support member selected from the group consisting of a tree trunk, a sign post, a flag pole, a display rack and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Jerry Dale Patrick
  • Publication number: 20100065034
    Abstract: A fuel conversion adapter (20) is provided that fits on a valve assembly for a stove or other burning appliance and permits the fuel conversion adapter to attach to a different fuel canister. A swiveling connector (32) is provided between a valve connector (28) and an engagement collar (34) so that the engagement collar may be properly aligned with a valve on the burner and the valve connector may be arranged as desired to align a fuel canister attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: THE COLEMAN COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Norris Richard Long
  • Patent number: 7665456
    Abstract: A barbecue apparatus is provided, the apparatus comprises: a grill body comprising at least one cooking chamber and a fire bowl having a topside opening; at least one lid, and the lid being designed to cover the topside opening of the fire bowl during a closed position; at least one mounting assembly attached to the firebowl, and the mounting assembly having at least one aperture; and at least one swing out shelf system, and the system comprises at least one shelf and at least one bracket with opposing ends, a first end being connected to said shelf and a second end comprising at least one shaft extending downwardly therefrom and designed to fit and rotate within the aperture of the mounting assembly whereby the shelf can be swung between a first position for use and a second position for storage, at least a portion of the shelf being situated away from the topside opening of the fire bowl in the first position and the shelf is situated generally above the topside opening of the fire bowl during the second po
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: IBT Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert DeMars
  • Patent number: 7661421
    Abstract: A wok support ring supports the weight of a wok and food items to be cooked in the wok and imparts a rocking motion to the wok as it is moved in a back and forth motion by the worker. A wok rocking device includes the use of a wok support base which moves in a rocking motion via cam tracks with roller followers. When the worker pulls the wok in a back and forth motion, the rollers follow the cam track to cause the wok to rise rapidly and then rock forward near the end of the stroke. A wok rocking device also can utilize movable linkages attached to a wok support base in order to create the rocking motion needed to mix and fold the food items within the wok.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lustig, Frederick Thomas, Larry Behm
  • Patent number: 7578291
    Abstract: A system and device for storing, transporting and cooking meals in circumstances where open flame is restricted. The system and device provides a container with a removable lid that allows for the storage and use of cooking vessels and heating elements in a closed environment. This situation allows heat to be created and transferred to a cooking vessel while containing the heat and related items in a closed container. Preferably the system and device is utilized with Dutch ovens and charcoal briquettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Branson, Jaylene Branson
  • Publication number: 20080233526
    Abstract: The invention discloses a heating apparatus, which includes a housing frame consisting of conduits for containing gas and/or liquid fuel and which includes supporting means for supporting an object to be heated; burning means for heating the object supported on the supporting means; and inlet means for supplying the gas and/or liquid fuel to the burning means. The apparatus furthermore includes valve means associated with the burning means, and being adapted to prevent the supply of gas and/or liquid fuel to the burning means if the supporting means is not substantially horizontal. The apparatus furthermore includes valve means associated with the burning means, and being adapted to prevent the supply of gas and/or liquid fuel to the burning means if an object is not supported by the supporting means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Antonie J. Opperman