Drawer Patents (Class 126/41D)
  • Patent number: 6148813
    Abstract: A telescoping rack assembly for an oven cavity includes a rack extendable upon a primary rack frame which, in turn, is mounted for sliding movement relative to the oven cavity. Therefore, with this arrangement, multiple extensions for the rack is available. The rack is preferably supported upon guides carried by the rack frame, along with multiple sets of rollers. A secondary rack frame can be provided to slidably support the primary rack frame such that a further extension is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Maytag Corporation
    Inventors: Shelton T. Barnes, Perry A. Bennett, Earl T. Rhinehart
  • Patent number: 6112742
    Abstract: A barbecue grill device includes two grill plates each are supported by a frame and the two grill plates are pivotally connected with each other so that the two grill plates are overlapped together. One of the grill plates has two flanges extending from two ends thereof and the other grill plate has two flanges extending from two ends thereof. When the second grill plate is overlapped on the first grill plate, the flanges on the first grill plate and the second grill plate are located side by side so as to reduce the total thickness of the overlapped grill plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Inventor: Jung-Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 5960782
    Abstract: An outdoor grill is provided that has a base which houses an interior firebox and a cooking surface located above the firebox. The base has a grill top pivotally coupled thereto above the cooking surface. The grill top has an inner wall mounted within its interior which extends upwardly and rearwardly. The grill top has a rear wall that has a vent which is located below the intersection of the inner wall and the rear wall. Hot air rising from the firebox is directed rearwardly and upwardly by the inner wall and exits the grill top through the vent. The top surface of the grill top is thus insulated from the hot air by the inner wall and the vent. A second vent may be provided in the front wall of the grill top, which allows fresh air to flow rearwardly and upwardly above the inner wall. The air is allowed to exit the grill top through a chimney formed in the grill top near the rear of the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Martin Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Clements, Theodore J. Onocki, Robert W. Wintersteen
  • Patent number: 5890482
    Abstract: A plurality of natural or LP gas-fired burners each having a port construction which produces a substantially even distribution of heat over the cooking surface of a griddle top is disclosed. Each burner includes a longitudinally extending portion having a first and a second series of ports, each series being positioned in a substantially linear orientation and each positioned substantially parallel to one another and to the longitudinal axis of the longitudinally extending portion of the burner. Each series of ports include a first grouping of ports having an orientation with respect to normal so as to produce flames directed toward the front of the griddle top and a second grouping of ports having an orientation with respect to normal so as to produce flames directed toward the rear of the griddle top. A pilot flame or gas ignition device is positioned at the transition point between the first plurality of ports and the second plurality of ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Keating of Chicago, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. Farnsworth, Jeff J. Verlinden
  • Patent number: 5247877
    Abstract: A novel barbecue grill with mechanical linkages which automatically perform the following functions when the user pulls a single handle: (1) the lid opens; (2) the grill surface moves out of the grill; (3) a drip pan may optionally travel under the grill surface to catch drippings; and (4) the lid closes after the grill surface is out of the grill. The user then has access to the grill surface while the lid to the grill remains closed. Pushing on the handle reverses the sequence of events. An optional feature permits the user to lift the lid in the conventional manual manner, independently of the position of the grill surface. An optional safety feature inhibits the motion of the grill surface when the lid has been lifted manually, thus preventing the lid from accidentally slamming closed after it has been opened in the conventional manual manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: John E. Beard, Mehdy Sabbaghian
  • Patent number: 5186159
    Abstract: A gas-fired barbecue grill with an improved fuel gauge assembly, molded workshelf and a two-part grill head assembly including a stationary upper enclosure supported between upright stanchions and a lower enclosure drawer for supporting and retaining a burner unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Assignee: Arkla Products Company
    Inventors: Harvey L. Crow, Jr., Charles W. Krosp
  • Patent number: 5184599
    Abstract: A self-contained cooker and grill having quadrilateral doors with a separate cooking grate attached to each door. Closure of all doors provide a conventional barbecue type cooker or smoker with a full sized grate and a common area for support of solid fuels. The multiple door cooker allows the operator to vary cooking times and heating of four different cooking surfaces. Each door can be opened independently allowing the operator to access the immediate cooking surface without disrupting the remaining cooking surfaces. An upper grate is provided in a fixed, movable, or rotational arangement for adaptation to various cooking requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Inventor: Clifford H. Stuart
  • Patent number: 4930489
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a flame switchable gas burning device, adapted to be mounted or attached within the oven cavity of a gas stove, which provides an improved gas stove having control of the flame switching air and the convection cooking air. Such control is achieved by providing a shunt air path which may have one or more controlled dampers and a blower with variable and controllable speed. In another embodiment the combustion gases and the cooking air are kept separate by incorporation of a counterflow heat exchanger making the device indirect fired. In the indirect fired embodiment steam may be controllably introduced into the oven cavity to further speed the baking/cooking time. The improved gas oven can, within the one oven cavity, operate in the broil, bake, steam cook, and self-clean mode without the need for multiple burners or multiple oven cavities and without the need for manually operated baffles or dampers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: Gas Research Institute
    Inventor: David H. McFadden
  • Patent number: 4643162
    Abstract: A barbeque smoker housing having an interior provided with food holders therein, a bottom portion of the housing having a perforate wall which admits combustion air therebeyond, and a heat source, and a control for altering the rate at which the food cooks disposed at upper and lower portions of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Inventor: Walter Collins
  • Patent number: 4627410
    Abstract: A cooking oven which comprises a pair of opposing end walls, a pair of opposing side walls, the side walls disposed inside of the end walls and defining, together with the end walls, a cooking chamber, a supporting frame adapted to support the end walls and the side walls an, opposing slider member mounted for movement on the supporting frame, the side walls being operatively mounted on the slider member, and a moving member the slider member containing the side walls mounted thereon towards or away from each other, whereby the size of the cooking chamber can be varied depending on the size of the food to be cooked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Inventor: Kwan S. Jung
  • Patent number: 4250865
    Abstract: The specification discloses an electric oven control panel pivotally mounted on extensible arms. In an operational position, the control panel is supported flush against the oven with a gasket on the lower edge of the control panel engaging the front oven surface to prevent cooking fumes and gases from entering the control panel. In a service position, the control panel is pulled forward on the extensible arms away from the front oven surface and is rotated to a predetermined angle from its vertical position. Flanges on the panel engage the arms to limit rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Assignee: Chambers Corporation
    Inventor: Richard M. Scherer
  • Patent number: 4149518
    Abstract: A baking oven has a flame tube defining a baking chamber and a charging opening oriented in a vertical plane; a door for opening and closing the charging opening; a rail structure secured to the door and extending into the oven externally of the flame tube for providing a sliding support for the door for sliding movement in a horizontal direction towards and away from the charging opening. The door is horizontally divided into a lower door portion and an upper door portion. The upper portion is pivotally attached to the lower door portion to provide for a swinging motion of the upper door portion from an upright orientation in an arcuate vertical direction away from the charging opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Assignee: Licentia Patent-Verwaltungs-G.m.b.H.
    Inventors: Ulrich Schmidt, Fritz Reiss, Karl-Heinz Fingerholz