Combined Cooking And Heating Stove Patents (Class 126/4)
  • Patent number: 10570557
    Abstract: A clothes dryer comprises an inner drum, an outer drum, an air heating and supplying means and an air duct, and at least two air chambers each in communication with the air duct. The air chambers are respectively arranged corresponding to two sides along which clothes rise or fall as the inner drum rotates, the air chamber at one side starts supplying air and the air chamber at the other side stops supplying air according to a rotation direction of the inner drum, all air chambers are distributed in the order of front and rear of the outer drum in an axial direction, and the rotation direction of the inner drum is controlled according to the distribution of the air chambers, such that air is supplied in different positions corresponding to the front part and the rear part of the inner drum at different clothes drying stages, in order to dry clothes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: QINGDAO HAIER DRUM WASHING MACHINES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peishi Lv, Sheng Xu, Huacheng Song, Junming Yin
  • Patent number: 9453642
    Abstract: An attachment for a torch includes a combustion cone mounted on a fuel delivery tube. The combustion cone bounds a combustion chamber and has an inlet through which fuel from the tube enters the chamber to create a flame when the torch ignites the fuel. The cone diverges away from the inlet and to an outlet to enable the flame to diverge and spread within the chamber. The chamber substantially contains the flame therein. At least one apertured radiator, and preferably, a pair of apertured radiators, is mounted in the chamber in direct contact with the flame, and heated by the flame to a temperature sufficient to cause each radiator to radiate infrared radiation through and past the outlet. A tipping-resistant holder holds a fuel canister of the torch upright when placed on a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Booker & Dax, LLC
    Inventor: David E. Arnold, III
  • Patent number: 9192178
    Abstract: A countertop griddle and related methods of cooking food with a countertop griddle including a warming tray. The warming tray can be rotatably attached to the countertop griddle such that the warming tray can be rotatably pivoted from a covering disposition to an intermediary disposition to an open disposition. When in the covering disposition, the warming tray can serve to protect a user from exposure to grease spatter and to receive heat conducted from a cooking surface. During cooking, the warming tray can be rotated to the intermediary disposition such that the user can manipulated the food item being prepared. Finally, the warming tray can be rotated to an open disposition defining a serving tray for receiving a cooked food item. The warming tray can be detached from the countertop griddle when the warming tray is positioned in any of the covering, intermediate or open dispositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: National Presto Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Berge, Russell W. Hall
  • Patent number: 8973568
    Abstract: A gas oven has an oven muffle and a gas burner for said oven muffle. The gas oven has a thermogenerator for generating electrical energy during operation of the gas burner for the purpose of supplying electrical energy to an electrical functional unit, for example for supplying said electrical energy to a fan or a control of the gas oven. In this case, the thermogenerator is designed and arranged to be heated, and for heat to be introduced by the gas burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: E.G.O. Elektro-Gerätebau GmbH
    Inventors: Konrad Schönemann, Michael Riffel, Uwe Schaumann, Wilfried Schilling, Norbert Gärtner
  • Patent number: 8960180
    Abstract: A solar cell cleaning device of an energy storage system, and a method of cleaning solar cells. Solar cells are positioned outside of a protective case only when sunlight is present. The surface of the solar cells is automatically cleaned when the solar cells are positioned outside of a protective case, or when the solar cells are stored in the protective case. The solar cell cleaning device includes a protective case, a rotatable drum coupled to the protective case, and a brush installed on the protective case and closely contacting the drum. A plurality of solar cells are installed on a surface of the drum, and are cleaned by the brush when the drum is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungchun Cho, Suyong Chae, Jongki Choi
  • Publication number: 20150034065
    Abstract: A combination barbecue including a divergent stepped lower portion, at least one heating device removably locatable within the divergent stepped lower portion and a kettle portion locatable above the lower portion to form the combination barbecue
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin John McQuillan
  • Publication number: 20140331986
    Abstract: A combination manufactured grill and fireplace/cooker with an upper lidded grill cooking grated area and a lower fuel burning fireplace/cooking area. The fireplace open section, where access doors can be placed, gives access to place, attend and remove fuel burning sources, including gas logs and food items. When sealable fireplace door(s) are closed the grill/fireplace cooker can control the intake and outtake of air. The use of the fireplace and grill cooker can be used simultaneously but the insulation properties and control of air flow may be reduced when the fireplace section or top lid is constantly opened or kept open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: John Milner McCary, SR.
  • Publication number: 20130160755
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stand-alone kitchen module including a main body having a substantially prismatic and rectangular shape, which includes integrated functional elements such as a refrigerator, sink, stove top, oven, drawers, tables and cabinets. The invention also includes a plurality of sections located on frames which can be horizontally and perpendicularly attached to the main body, such that, when the frames are extended, the sections form at least a first horizontal platform serving as a table and a second horizontal platform for cooking, including at least one stove top in one of said sections. The main body also includes at least one compartment in which a plurality of folding chairs are arranged, as well as autonomous water, gas and electricity installations, providing all the services of a conventional kitchen outdoors, ensuring full autonomy of said services and enabling the waste generated to be stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: David Amat I. Pujol
  • Publication number: 20120097146
    Abstract: A gas oven has an oven muffle and a gas burner for said oven muffle. The gas oven has a thermogenerator for generating electrical energy during operation of the gas burner for the purpose of supplying electrical energy to an electrical functional unit, for example for supplying said electrical energy to a fan or a control of the gas oven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: E.G.O. Elektro-Geratebau GmbH
    Inventors: Konrad Schönemann, Michael Riffel, Uwe Schaumann, Wilfried Schilling, Norbert Gärtner
  • Patent number: 8079302
    Abstract: Described here is a rectangular, parallelepiped shaped, portable cooking device that consists of a rigid Stand, with attached lid and flaps, that supports multiple food heating containers. A dual purpose transport case/cooking cover, made of heat resistant materials, is a key feature to the design utility by securely transporting the device and acting as a heat efficiency Cover during the food heating process. When used in conjunction with the Stand flaps and lids, this Cover provides many innovations over prior art by preventing heat escape and weather intrusion. Various burner and fuel devices (i.e.: Sterno, Propane, Electric, Coal, Wood . . . ) can be used to provide the heat for this device. The combination of these multi-functional components, in a single compact, portable, modular unit provide significant improvements over current conventional devices by offering multiple options for food heating and serving with increased efficiency in space usage, heat efficiency and transportability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventors: Steven Giangrasso, Paul Giangrasso
  • Patent number: 8020547
    Abstract: A pellet stove is disclosed comprising a reverse flow heated air pathway defined by stove sections. In an illustrated embodiment, the space between upper and lower stove sections is open to provide a heating or oven area. The stove can be readily disassembled in part for easy portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Clarry Pellet Stove, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Hepper, Carl Williamson
  • Patent number: 7950920
    Abstract: A combustion device in the form of a paraffin stove (10) comprises a fuel reservoir (12), a burner (14), stand pipe (16) which extends between the reservoir (12) and the burner (14) and a stove top (18). The reservoir (12) comprises a rigid, air-tight outer container (22) and a deformable bladder (25) for holding paraffin (27) which is located within the container (22). The bladder has an outlet (44) which is connected to the stand pipe (16). A conduit (51) which can be connected to a source of compressed air is connected to the container (22) for pressurizing the container (22) to exert a force on the bladder (25) sufficient to cause the paraffin to be delivered to the burner (14) where it is ignited to produce a flame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventor: Colin Alfred Vale
  • Publication number: 20110017190
    Abstract: A heater being automatically fed with uniform geometry fuel units (2) whereby an improved combustion is obtained and it is adequate for domestic, commercial and industrial use; said heater comprises a supporting structure (16) and a combustion chamber (8) being supported by said supporting structure (16); the heater is characterized in that the combustion chamber (8) is exclusively fed on fuel by automatic feeding means; said automatic feeding means have an inlet region for receiving the fuel supplied by a user and an outlet region for automatically delivering the fuel to the combustion chamber (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Emiliano Arturo Cardenas Silva
  • Publication number: 20090191500
    Abstract: The energy saving stove water heater includes a heat collecting body, with a tubular shape, having a water chamber surrounding with a heat source of the cooking stove, a water pipeline operatively communicating with the water chamber, and a top opening aligning with the heat source. Therefore, when a cooking tool supports on the heat collecting body at the top opening thereof, the heat source of the cooking stove is arranged to generate relatively high heat energy thermally transferring not only towards the cooking tool at the top opening but also towards the water chamber to heat up the water therewithin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Li Yan Weng, Pei-De Li
  • Patent number: 6705308
    Abstract: A personal heating device comprises a container and a heating arrangement within the container for providing heat to the container. The container has a hollow interior, a closable opening and a plurality of ventilation holes on the container. The heating arrangement arranged to fit within the hollow interior of the container has a support arranged to hold a heating element, a vented heat shield located above the heating element arranged to dispense the heat within the container. The closable opening is arranged to receive a seat portion on the container arranged such that the container is used as a seat. The seat portion has a venting chimney which is arranged to direct the heated air within the container directly into the clothing of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Darin Hubscher
  • Patent number: 6328029
    Abstract: A heating stove for burning a gelled alcohol fuel is provided which is constructed of cast iron, yet nevertheless, is compact and light enough for one person to move. The stove is constructed of a minimum of parts, with a duplication of some parts, to minimize production and assembly costs and time. The stove provides for visibility of the burning flame of the fuel and yet confines the flame for safety considerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Inventor: Paul J. Nuter
  • Patent number: 6125835
    Abstract: A collapsible camping range for use in a camping environment. The camping range can utilize a collapsible wall structure that facilitates portability. In addition, a multi-purpose cover to the camping range can be utilized to serve as a cover for the oven, a griddle for the cooking of food, a wash basin or basin for boiling water, and a receptacle in which the other parts of the camping range can be stowed. The camping range can be fabricated with oven walls that allow the oven chamber to be expanded for the cooking of large foods, such as for use as a pig roaster. Removable fuel containers can be utilized to facilitate the portability of the camping range as well as in a plurality of positions for heating purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Inventor: Robert A. Montano
  • Patent number: 6029650
    Abstract: A personal heating device includes a chamber having a closed end and an opposing open end. One or more air intake holes are formed in the chamber proximal the closed end to allow air into the chamber. One or more vent holes are formed proximal the opposing open end to allow air to exit the chamber. A heat source disposed inside the chamber holds generates heat, and a cap slidably covers the chamber open end to hold in the heat and regulate the air exiting the vent holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Inventor: Bill Treants
  • Patent number: 6026800
    Abstract: A portable heater and cooker system is provided to apply radiant and conductive heat from a heating component to an enclosure area or a cooking utensil, using a heat generated chimney effect and manual manipulation. In addition, user safety is assured with an oxygen depletion sensor and a ventilating panel for the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Inventor: Stanley Grant Barker
  • Patent number: 5713343
    Abstract: An apparatus for outdoor recreation and survival which provides five simultaneous functions: portability, light, heat, a friction ignition system and a liquid heating system. It combines together elements of a burner fueled by a commercially available propane tank, mounted in a housing where the burner can provide both light and heat simultaneously when lit. The apparatus can simultaneously be transported by use of a handle attached to the housing. Light and heat are maximized through the use of reflective surfaces inside the housing which surround the burner. The improvement comprises a friction igniter attached to the housing for the safe and efficient lighting of the burner. The igniter is attached to the housing through a door/framework containing fire resistant glass to protect the user from any flames during ignition and use thereafter. Furthermore, an improved liquid container provides an energy efficient kettle that heats liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Inventors: Ralph W. Taylor, Nathan H. Mazer
  • Patent number: 5706143
    Abstract: A magnetically actuated optical focusing device is provided. The focusing device comprises a housing with an optical component being displaceably and rotatably arranged therein. The optical component is ferromagnetically coupled, via an internal magnet arranged thereon, to an external magnet arranged outside of the housing, the external magnet being fixed to a focusing ring which is rotatably mounted on the housing. When the focusing ring is rotated, the ferromagnetic attraction between the magnets is sufficient to drive the internal magnet through a helical channel defined on the internal surface of the housing, thus causing the optical component to be longitudinally displaced within the housing. The helical channel exerts sufficient restraining force on the inner magnet so that the inner magnet remains in a particular position along the channel even if the ferromagnetic coupling between the magnets is broken down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Richard Wolf GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus-Peter Hipp
  • Patent number: 5524605
    Abstract: A non-open fire type cooking burner capable of exhibiting endurance, workability and safety. Heat combustion or exhaust gas produced by combustion in a burner body are guided to a heat exchanger made of metal and discharged through an exhaust pipe to an exterior of a room, respectively. The heat is then radiated to a ceramic plate arranged above the heat exchanger for cooking. An air shifter provided with an air-direction change-over damper is arranged so as to change over flowing of air, to thereby permit the cooking burner to be applied to space heating as well as cooking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Toyotomi Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Niwa
  • Patent number: 5349942
    Abstract: An endoscope with a flexible shaft, which consists of individual sub-assemblies releasably connected to each other. The proximal end of a flexible shaft is joined to a connecting portion and the distal end of the shaft can be steered into different positions by adjustment of an operating wire by means of an adjusting lever. The connecting portion can be coupled releasably to the distal end of the handle portion, at the proximal end of which an eyepiece portion is arranged. A hand-operated control means for the operating wire is provided in the handle portion, wherein the proximal end of the operating wire is clamped by a receiver in the control means. The receiver can be opened by operation of the adjusting lever for the purpose of releasing the above mentioned wire end, by moving the adjusting lever forwards of a neutral position. Moving the adjusting lever backwards from the neutral position effects longitudinal movement of the operating wire for controlling movement of the flexible shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Assignee: Richard Wolf GmbH
    Inventor: Rudolf Heimberger
  • Patent number: 5347988
    Abstract: An improved endoscope assembly includes a quantity of optically transparent liquid filling the space between facing windows of adjoining mechanically and optically coupled components to eliminate fogging due to condensation and thereby provide improved image quality. One component includes a male connector with its window at its mating end. The other component has a recess defined therein for receiving the male connector. A stop member on the connector abuts the other component to define maximal insertion of the connector and establish a space between the windows for retaining the liquid. The space between the windows is sufficiently small to permit retention of the liquid in the recess by means of surface tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Assignee: Linvatec Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Hori
  • Patent number: 5347977
    Abstract: A combination of a baking oven and a stove includes a stove (1) for burning wood, an ash chest (3) under the stove, and a baking oven (2) above the stove. A conduit (8) extends from a furnace (7) of the stove into a secondary combustion chamber (9) above the baking oven and below a fire cover (13), and cheek conduits are provided. The conduits (8 and 11) of the baking oven (2) and the stove (1) for conveying combustion and flue gases are substantially separate from each other below the secondary combustion chamber (9) in such a way that the conduit (11) extending from the furnace (10) of the baking oven for passing the combustion and flue gases formed in the baking oven into the secondary combustion chamber is separate from the conduit (8) extending from the stove for passing the combustion and flue gases formed in the stove into the secondary combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Assignee: Suomen Voulukivi OY
    Inventors: Antti Lehikoinen, Kyosti Nuutinen
  • Patent number: 5343851
    Abstract: The transformer heating unit can be transformed into six different modes, namely:a stove, a cooking oven, a roaster, a barbecue grill unit, a foodstuff smoking unit, and an indoor space heating furnace.The whole transformer unit is enclosed into a compact, box-like casing, which can be deployed into either of the six modes. In its furnace mode, its combustion gas outlet port is coupled to an exhaust flue pipe, for controlled escape of combustion gases outwardly of the room where the occupants are located, whereby smoke intoxication is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Inventor: Robert Cusson
  • Patent number: 5331947
    Abstract: A inflatable sheath for ultrasonic imaging, with a fiber optic endoscope, of a bodily passageway or cavity area of interest. The inflatable sheath, having an ultrasound transducer therein, is introduced into the distal end of an endoscope. Typically the endoscope comprises an elongated shaft that has at least a pair of fiber optic bundles and an open lumen extending therethrough. Fiber optic illumination of the area just distal to the distal end of the endoscope is provided through one of the fiber optic bundles, and observation of the lit area is provided through the other bundle. The open lumen is provided for introducing an inflatable sheath, guided by a pushing shaft, into the illuminated area. Once inserted, the sheath can be inflated with a fluid sonolucent ultrasound coupling medium, and the pushing shaft can then be removed, the distal portion of the inflated sheath holding the sheath in place (with respect to the lumen of the endoscope) as the pushing shaft is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1994
    Assignee: Shturman Cardiology Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Leonid Shturman
  • Patent number: 5310406
    Abstract: An aspiration device for laparoscopic surgery has a tube with a proximal end. A tool access port concentric with the tube permits insertion of a grasping tool for holding a sponge at the distal end of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: Sharpe Endosurgical Corporation
    Inventors: Leslie A. Sharpe, Francis C. Peterson
  • Patent number: 5307804
    Abstract: In an endoscope with a camera objective, in particular a video camera objective, coupled to the eyepiece cup of the endoscope at its proximal end, the objective is mounted so that it is free to rotate on the proximal end of the eyepiece cup. The camera objective and its camera head have a center of gravity which is offset from the axis of rotation of the objective so that the objective maintains its orientation if the endoscope is rotated about its longitudinal axis, whereby such rotation of the endoscope does not affect the endoscopic picture displayed on a monitor of the video camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Richard Wolf GmbH
    Inventor: Ludwig Bonnet
  • Patent number: 5170773
    Abstract: A space heating unit is designed for use in a recreational vehicle and particularly to operate in conjunction with a cooking stove wherein the heating unit has a housing which is placed over a pair of burners and air flow ducts extend across the housing above the burners to draw air from the room upwardly through the ducts and across the housing in order to heat the air and discharge it into the room. The upper end of the housing communicates with an exhaust duct and has a baffle to regulate the rate of air flow through the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Inventor: Herbert A. Harris
  • Patent number: 5094221
    Abstract: A portable grill is provided which includes a casing for pivotably supporting a radiant heat gas burner therein, and a collapsible stand for supporting the casing and a tray under the casing. The burner may be turned and locked either in an up-faced position to perform ordinary cooking and heating functions or a reverse, down-faced position for grilling purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1992
    Inventor: Ying K. Ho
  • Patent number: 4972823
    Abstract: The safety stove includes a stove body having a heating chamber and an air chamber therein. The stove body and chambers are pneumatically sealed. The heating chamber is positioned between the stove top and the air chamber. A burner assembly is mounted beneath the stove top in the heating and air chambers. The burner assembly has a fuel inlet and an air/fuel mixer and a burner. The burner being in the heating chamber, the fuel inlet being in the air chamber. The air/fuel mixer extending between the chambers. The burner assembly is the sole communication between chambers. The chambers are pneumatically isolated from the body. An air inlet duct communicates with the air chamber and the exterior of the body. A combustion product exhaust duct communicates with the heating chamber and the exterior of the body. The heater chamber and the product exhaust duct define an air/combustion product flow path. A fan is mounted within the air/combustion product flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Inventor: Arne H. Stadin
  • Patent number: 4934260
    Abstract: A food cooking and smoking apparatus comprising a rectangular container having a horizontal firebox in its depending or bottom portion. The firebox is provided with a fuel receiving grate and an electric motor driven fan for inducing a draft of air into the firebox for generating heat and smoke. A smoke stack connected with the end of the firebox opposite its fan equipped end is provided with dampers and slots for regulating the amount of smoke contained by the enclosure around the meat or other food products therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Inventor: Mack F. Blevins
  • Patent number: 4915091
    Abstract: A cooker and/or radiant-heating space heater system comprises a plurality of arcuate sheet metal shell segments assembled with overlapping edge portions so as to form a substantially cylindrical inner shell surrounded by a plurality of similarly overlapping arcuate segments which may be spaced selectively relative to the inner shell and to each other so as to vary the spaces thus defined between the inner shell and the outer segments. The inner shell is spaced above a support surface such as the ground, and the outer segments rest on the support surface so that a combustion zone within the inner shell is in communication with the spaces between the inner shell and the outer segments. For highly efficient combustion, air is drawn down such spaces, due to negative pressure induced by convection over a fire within the combustion zone, and preheated through contact with the hot inner shell prior to entering the combustion zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Inventor: J. Arnold Varney
  • Patent number: 4913126
    Abstract: A portable outdoor stove/heater for use by outdoorsmen. The heater has a container for containing solid combustible fuel and a seat top which is heat conductive for sitting. The seat top does not extend fully across the open top to permit access to heat for the warming of hands. A pair of arms are mounted to the container to support a fishing pole for ice fishing. A grate may be located in position within the container for heating or cooking food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Inventor: Thomas G. McCall
  • Patent number: 4860726
    Abstract: A multipurpose warming and heating vessel is provided. The vessel has an aperture for receiving a torch or other heat source and a mounting bracket for retaining the torch or heat source assembly in position. Other accessory components include a warmer pod that fits on top of the vessel, a seat, a cushioned ventilated lid suitable as a seating surface, and a duct with air movable means to collect and convey the heat from the heat source to the warming pod or alternately to convey the heat to any item used requiring heat from the warmer, such as a hand warming apron. By rearranging these components the vessel may be configured for storage, for use as a warm seat, for use as a foot warmer, for use as a warm kneeling pad, for use as a small warming oven, for use as a hot plate, or a direct flame type burner. Still other uses are: drying and warming sleeping bags, boots, gloves etc., by positioning the warm discharged air into, around, or through the item to warm it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Inventor: Stanley G. Barker
  • Patent number: 4848310
    Abstract: A heating device for mounting in a window opening, particularly useful for vehicles, camper shells, and other enclosures, which includes a mounting plate; air intake and exhaust tubes, a burner contained within a sealed housing, an external fuel source, and a connecting line between the fuel source and the burner. The lower portion of the mounting plate rests upon the window sill and an upper portion engages the outer surface of the window framework to make the device useable for both vertically and horizontally movable windows. The sealed housing, which includes a cooking surface, precludes noxious fumes or explosive fumes from escaping into the confines of the area being heated. The external fuel source, preferably a portable propane tank, rests on the ground outside the enclosure, as an additional safety factor. A heat deflector, pivotal over the top surface of the burner housing, disperses the heated air to prevent overheating of the ceiling and also serves as a safety guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Inventor: Richard S. Millington
  • Patent number: 4782767
    Abstract: This apparatus relates to stoves, to devices for heating that use sawdust, ground corn cobs and other suitable materials gravity fed through a conical truncated feeder-hopper into a firebox. The heat generated raises the temperature of a tubular cylindrical structure that contains or encloses the firebox and directs gaseous by-products along its longitudinal axis to an upturned, upwardly disposed second terminal end that effects a ninety degree elbow turn, becoming a flue extension. A variety of secondary devices may be affixed to the basic heat generator or stove to provide for a variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Inventor: James L. Stoner
  • Patent number: 4708069
    Abstract: A heating appliance which burns solid fuel has a bottom feed to a furnace vessel, conveniently by means of an auger. The furnace vessel is arranged to be driven in rotation which assists keeping a uniformly distributed fire in the furnace vessel, and makes possible the discharge of ash overflowing from the top of the vessel through an airlock system. Preferably, a water jacket surrounds the furnace vessel and a poker is moved in the furnace vessel as it rotates. Combustion air can be blown or sucked in by a fan. The heating appliance can be a domestic cooker, also heating water for central heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Inventor: Archibald W. Kidd
  • Patent number: 4708122
    Abstract: An alcohol outdoor portable stove for hunters and fisherman comprising a hollow firebox with a cutaway portion in the front wall thereof for allowing escape of heat forwardly of the stove, a removeable front panel which covers the cutaway portion and a hinged lid for the top of the stove, an alcohol container, an arrangement inside the firebox on the floor thereof for supporting the container in an upright position to prevent accidental tipping over thereof and a manually operable heat regulator for controlling the air supply to the container for regulating the heat put out by the stove, whereby, upon lighting of the alcohol in the container, heat in copious amount will escape from in front of the stove and provide ample warmth for the hunter or fisherman.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Inventor: Henry L. Rock
  • Patent number: 4676223
    Abstract: A personal warmer has a container with an imperforate top, a perforate seat on the top, a hot air diffuser on the seat, a heater support in the container, a movable hot air exhaust pipe for directing a convective flow of warm air into a persons clothing, and a swivel base enabling the container and seat and exhaust to co-rotatably turn and remain with the person. A method of warming a person has the steps of lighting a burner, sustaining the burning in a container, heating a seat, and directing hot air from inside of the warmer into a persons clothing, and raising and lowering the warm air exhaust structure between usage and storage positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Inventor: Warren J. Peterson
  • Patent number: 4651709
    Abstract: A stove to burn solid fuels, said stove comprising a combustion chamber with a front (13) with a fuel charging aperture (14) therein and a door (3) with a transparent viewing panel (33) therein mounted over the aperture (14), a baffle (15) dividing the interior of the combustion chamber into a primary combustion zone (A) and a secondary combustion zone (B), a closeable port (16) in the baffle (15) connecting the primary and secondary combustion zones, a combustion gas discharge port (17) to atmosphere from the secondary combustion zone, a gas screen (24) in the gas path between the primary and secondary combustion zones, the gas screen being constructed from materials that will glow at a temperature below the ignition temperature of combustion gases, primary and secondary combustion air inlets (22 and 30) discharging into the combustion zone adjacent a top edge of the door panel (33) and the gas screen (24) respectively, manually resettable temperature actuated flow control means (34) regulating the amount of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Inventor: Hellmut Schnetker
  • Patent number: 4641629
    Abstract: Apparatus for cooking and/or heating of air, comprising a hearth having at least one hearth plate and a hinged cover which is arranged at the hearth for overlapping the hearth plate, the cover defining a chamber, a partition being provided between the upper wall and the lower wall of the cover for dividing the chamber into a first section and a second section, a passageway being provided for interconnection of said first section with said second section, an inlet being provided in communication with the upper section and an outlet being provided in communication with the lower section of the chamber, and in which the lower wall of the cover may be brought into heat conducting contact with at least one hearth plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Assignee: Electrolux S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Fernand Muller, Nils A. Wannborg, Kurt Billen
  • Patent number: 4630592
    Abstract: The heating stove comprises from top to bottom, a smoke space, an oven, a combustion chamber and an ash-pit; a grate separates the chamber from the ash-pit. The grate comprises a plurality of open-ended hollow cylindrical metallic ducts which criss-cross so as to form a X and which open outwardly of the stove for heating ambient air circulating therethrough. Each of the ducts has a substantially-flattened crossing portion, in order to reduce the spacing between the tubes. The grate may support a solid combustible, but permit the ashes to drop into the ash-pit between the ducts. A plurality of upright semi-cylindrical tubes are fixed to the sides of the oven and form passages between the combustion chamber and the smoke space. The oven is heated not only at its bottom but along its side walls and the tubes also serve to heat the ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Inventor: Ludger Larabie
  • Patent number: 4561418
    Abstract: A barbecue grill for outdoor cooking has vertical spaced heating panels between which foodstuffs can be supported for cooking. One of the panels is slidable towards and away from the other panel to control the amount of heat supplied to the cooking area between the panels, and is pivotable outwards away from the cooking area about a vertical pivot axis at one side edge for easier access to the cooking area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Inventor: Gordon Cairns
  • Patent number: 4506651
    Abstract: The specification describes a combination wood burning stove and oven comprising a housing having a combustion chamber, a heat transfer chamber and an oven disposed in the heat transfer chamber, a combustion product intake opening means communicating the combustion chamber and heat transfer chamber, a combustion product outlet opening in the heat transfer chamber for connection with an exterior flue pipe and an interior flue pipe means disposed in the heat transfer chamber adjacent the oven and interconnecting the intake opening means and outlet opening, the interior flue pipe means serving as a heat exchanger for the transfer of heat therefrom to the oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1985
    Inventor: Prudent R. Paradis
  • Patent number: 4506653
    Abstract: The invention relates to a combustion method and apparatus for carrying out this method.The method comprises establishing (a) a combustion zone of hot embers above and near a grate and (b) a column of particulate fuel above and resting on said hot embers, supplying combustion air to said combustion zone only, flowing products of combustion generated at the interface between said hot embers and particulate fuel and in said hot embers downwardly through said grate, then upwardly in heat exchange relation to air in a space to be heated, and finally to exhaust.The apparatus comprises means for holding a column of particulate fuel above a grate, means for flowing air into a combustion zone above and adjacent to said grate at the bottom of said column only, and means for flowing products of combustion downwardly through said grate then upwardly through a heat exchange zone to exhaust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1985
    Inventors: Lavell M. Bigelow, Robert D. Bigelow, William S. Bigelow
  • Patent number: 4466419
    Abstract: A solid fuel burning heating apparatus, used as a parlor stove, is also used for cooking. The stove is provided with a self-clearing top smoke chamber having a top cover over an aperture. A cooking tray is supported in the aperture when the stove is operating. The tray has a surface for holding coals and an opening communicating between the aperture and the interior of the stove. A perforate cooking surface is supported above the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1984
    Assignee: Vermont Castings, Inc.
    Inventor: Duncan C. Syme
  • Patent number: 4425901
    Abstract: A heat exchange device is adapted to recover heat from the fire box of a wood burning stove or the like for heating ambient air in a room or other enclosed space. The heat exchange device is adapted to mount in a recess in a stove top in place of a lid which is normally supplied with the stove. The device according to the invention includes heat exchange means which extend into the fire box of the stove below the top surface thereof. The heat from the heat exchange device is transmitted into a main cavity of the device where the heat is transferred to air forced through the main cavity by a blower mounted to an outside surface of the device. Air exit means are provided on a surface opposite to the surface on which the blower is mounted to provide a passage for heated air into the room or other enclosed space to be heated. The device may also include a top mounted isolated handle for ease in handling the device such as for moving from one area to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1984
    Inventor: Gordon Callison
  • Patent number: 4368721
    Abstract: A wood burning stove having a lower main fire box and a vertically offset oven unit. Directly under the cooking surface of the lower firebox is an auxiliary firebox; the air supply inlet has means to selectively direct the incoming air to either firebox so that a small cooking fire can be used alone. The main firebox door has a glass panel and a removable stainless steel plate to reflect heat back to the glass to burn off accumulated deposits thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1983
    Inventor: Eugene A. Kroupa