With Internal Pressure-condition Release Patents (Class 220/316)
  • Patent number: 11066192
    Abstract: A satellite dispenser door assembly is disclosed. In various embodiments, a satellite dispenser door assembly as disclosed herein includes a dispenser door having a hinge pin; and a one way clutch bearing within which the hinge pin is free to rotate in a first rotational direction associated with a transition from a closed position of the dispenser door to an open position of the dispenser door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Rocket Lab USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Beck, Peter Barlow, David Yoon, Ben Malcolm
  • Patent number: 10989341
    Abstract: Quick connect fluid connectors with modular connection state sensors removably or detachably mounted thereon. Each modular connection state sensor is configured to sense a connection state of the fluid connector it is mounted on. The connection state sensor indicates that the fluid connector of the first fluid system is connected to the second fluid system prior to initiating fluid flow between the first and second fluid systems. The connection state sensor senses movements of one or more elements of the quick connect fluid connector that is involved in the actual connection of the fluid connector to the second fluid system. The elements that are sensed can be, for example, one or more cylindrical sleeves of the fluid connector or a piston of the fluid connector. Therefore, the connection state of the fluid connectors can be determined accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FasTest, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Danielson, Jacob Chandler
  • Patent number: 10550940
    Abstract: A closure is provided for a pressure vessel or pipelines that can provide quick and easy access to the interior of a pressure vessel or pipeline, and means for a pressure tight seal between the hub and door. The closure can incorporate means for mechanically fastening the door to the hub using an external split clamp ring actuated by a toggle mechanism. A locking mechanism can be provided to safeguard against unintended closure actuation, and provides a layer of redundancy to the holding characteristics of the toggle mechanism. The locking mechanism can be interlocked to a pressure alert system to ensure any differential pressure condition contained within the closure is detected prior to disengaging the locking mechanism and actuating the toggle mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: In-Line Flow Products Ltd.
    Inventor: Keith Alan Kozak
  • Patent number: 10420436
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cooking utensil for cooking food under pressure including a vessel, a lid, and a bayonet-fitting locking system, said cooking utensil includes a control member for controlling locking that is attached to said support via a mechanical coupling allowing said control member to be moved, and is connected to the lid via a movement transformation device for transforming said movement of the control member into pivoting of the lid, said mechanical coupling being configured so that said manual movement of the control member is formed by a movement in rotation about an axis of rotation (Y-Y?) parallel to the central vertical axis (X-X?) and/or by a movement in translation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Chameroy, Eric Laurent Baraille, Philippe Roussard
  • Patent number: 9556997
    Abstract: In embodiments, a large diameter, low pressure plug can be used to seal a pipe subsea. The large diameter, low pressure plug comprises a nose, two or more counter-rotating rings, and one or more seals. Other embodiments disclosed have varying additional structure. The large diameter, low pressure plug is inserted into the inner annulus of a tubular and a sealing action created by rotating the counter-rotating rings to create axial compression, in turn causing radial expansion in the seal against the inner annulus of the tubular, sealing the tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Oceaneering International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Robert Mynhier, Mohamed Salhi, William Price
  • Patent number: 9526367
    Abstract: Provided is a utensil for cooking food under pressure including: a vessel and a lid; at least one locking member mounted to move on the lid between a locking position and an unlocking position; a control device for controlling the movement of the locking member, including an operating member suitable for being actuated by a user in such a manner as to cause the locking member to move; wherein the locking member is mounted on the lid in such a manner as to be urged by positioning resilient return means towards its locking position; and the operating member is mounted to be drivingly linked to the locking member in a manner such that the action by the user on the operating member causes the locking member to move towards its unlocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Daniel Jean Marie Anota, Eric Chameroy, Herve Eugene Rene Blanc
  • Patent number: 9101248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mechanical food treatment processor comprising a driving block topped by a bowl. The driving block comprises a motor connected to a rotation driving means. The processor further comprises a food treatment tool with means of coupling with the rotation driving means. The bowl is topped by a lid with an opening/closing system placed on the bowl and operable to rotate about a substantially vertical axis. The lid is provided with a safety device operable to block the opening of the lid when a force, substantially parallel to the axis of rotation, is exerted on the lid. The claimed device is operable to avoid a brutal ejection of the lid and/or emissions of extreme burning steam in the event of an overpressure in the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: HAMEUR S.A.
    Inventors: Loïc Xavier Fevre, Nicolas Lapray
  • Patent number: 9056701
    Abstract: A closure comprises a hub with a central opening and a head positionable within the hub, the head sealing the central opening when in a closed position, a spool rotatable about a post extending from the head, wherein rotation of the spool causes axial movement of the spool along the post, a plurality of radial arms extending from the spool to a plurality of locking segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Sypris Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua A. Haibel, William L. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9027468
    Abstract: The invention relates to a domestic cooking pot (1) comprising means of controlling (7) at least part of its operation, wherein said control means (7) have a mobile mounting between a plurality of positions, wherein said pot (1) is characterized in that it is further fitted with an information window (8) and at least an indicator (10) that is representative of one of the positions of the control means (7), and in that the window (8), the indicator (10) and the control means (7) work together so that said indicator (10) appears in the window (8) when the control means (7) are in the corresponding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Jacques Rhetat, Philippe Roussard
  • Publication number: 20150096990
    Abstract: A cover assembly for an access opening in a pressure vessel is held in sealing position at least partially by the positive pressure in the pressure vessel by engaging an interior wall of the pressure vessel when the pressure vessel is under pressure. A peripheral rim on the housing is adapted for engaging the interior wall of the pressure vessel, and positioning tabs on the housing engage and position the housing and the peripheral rim relative to the access opening in the pressure vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Richard Ambriz
  • Patent number: 8991307
    Abstract: A lid for a pressure cooker with a removable lid handle, particularly a lid stem handle, with a technology module that has movable operational elements necessary for the function of the pressure cooker and with a masking module that masks the technology module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Silit-Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Roland Grözinger, Karl-Heinz Wontke, Jochen Schobloch
  • Patent number: 8844750
    Abstract: A hingeless door system for a pressure vessel; especially, aeronautic and astronautic crafts. The door system has the following major components: a contour in a pressure vessel wall, a doorway opening, a seal, an upper track, a lower track and a door. The door translocates laterally along the tracks from an open position to a closed position and moves radially along the tracks to a sealed position against the contour which closes the door opening. The problem solved by the invention is to reduce weight, operational volume and complexity and increase durability of a door system for a pressure vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Arthur Richard Daniel Thompson
  • Patent number: 8813989
    Abstract: The invention relates to a steam pressure vessel consisting of a receptacle and a lid, said receptacle and lid each having a long handle and being designed to be tightly joined together by way of overlapping peripheral segments along the lines of a bayonet catch, with the interposition of a sealing ring between the edge of the pot and the edge of the lid, characterized by the combination of at least two closing and opening safety devices, in which case a first safety device comprises a safety valve, the body of which is held in the open position by a spring-biased slide (10) until receptacle and lid are brought into the locked position by turning the two handles (1, 11) so that they lie one on top of the other with the coordinating peripheral segments completely overlapping, and a second safety device raises the sealing ring from the edge of the lid by means of a safety element (safety cam 7) spring-biased in the open position until receptacle and lid are brought into the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Fissler GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Hoffmann, Arnold Thelen
  • Publication number: 20140072922
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an opening and closing device of an autoclave and the autoclave, wherein: supplying and discharging of a product to a chamber having a sealed structure can be performed automatically, and the occurrence of accidents caused by back pressure is structurally prevented; and a product bonded by pre-load is heated and transferred whereby energy loss is minimized and the product is cooled off uniformly, thereby improving the quality of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Gilwoong Choi
  • Patent number: 8613369
    Abstract: The retainer includes a coupling pair with a lid portion and a bottle portion. The lid portion is anchored to a lid. The bottle portion is anchored to a bottle. The lid and bottle are removably attachable in a manner opening and closing access into an interior of the bottle. With the lid portion affixed to the lid and the bottle portion affixed to the bottle, the coupling pair can be utilized to secure the lid to the bottle in a position leaving the opening of the bottle clear. In one form the lid portion and bottle portion exhibit magnetic attraction thereto, such as by having one part of the coupling pair in the form of a magnet and the other part in the form of a ferromagnetic material. In one embodiment the entire outer surface of the bottle is formed of ferromagnetic material with the lid portion being a magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen M. Kitto
  • Patent number: 8544381
    Abstract: Appliances for cooking food under pressure are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an appliance comprises a vessel and a lid fitted and locked on the vessel in order to form a leaktight cooking enclosure. The appliance further comprises at least one jaw for locking the lid relative to the vessel and a device for driving the at least one jaw between a locking position and an unlocking position. The appliance also includes a module for fitting on and releasably securing to the lid. The module includes at least a device for controlling locking and unlocking of the lid relative to the vessel. Also disclosed are other alternatives applicable to domestic appliances for cooking food under pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Michel Pierre Cartigny, Eric Chameroy
  • Publication number: 20130146045
    Abstract: A device for heating and/or cooking food, and especially baby food, including: at least one steam generator, comprising a bowl capable of receiving water, intended to turn water into steam for heating or cooking the food; at least one cooking and/or heating container, communicating with said steam generator, and receiving a removable cooking basket, capable of receiving the food to be heated and/or to be cooked; at least one closing means capable of closing the cooking and/or heating container, said means also simultaneously and reversibly closing the cooking and/or heating container and the steam generator bowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Beaba
    Inventor: Jean-Paul VULLIERMET
  • Publication number: 20130104875
    Abstract: A lid for a pressure cooking pot includes a lower lid module having an edged lid fitted on a pouring edge of the pressure cooking pot, and a seal sealing the lower lid module when fitted on the pouring edge. An upper lid module includes a closure unit movable between a first position in which the upper and lower lid modules are locked to one another and a second position in which the upper module is separable from the lower module. Fixing claws are coupled to the closure unit and engages under the pouring edge of the pressure cooking pot, when the closure unit is in the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: SILAG HANDEL AG
    Inventors: Horst Schultz, Siegfried Lapawa
  • Patent number: 8430261
    Abstract: A closure cover for tanks under internal pressure, with a cover body (6) which can be fixed in a tank neck by rotation, and with a cover (14) which is provided with a handle (15) and is operatively connected to the cover body (6), and with a pressure control valve (40). A coupling device (22-28) is arranged between the cover body (6) and the cover (14) and, during the positive pressure which prevails in the fuel tank during normal operation, releases the rotational connection between the cover body (6) and the cover (14) such that the fuel tank cannot be opened, and in that a pressure control valve (40) is provided which opens when the positive pressure prevailing during normal operation is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: MAGNA STEYR Fuel Systems GesmbH
    Inventors: Eduard Eggenreich, Stefan Feichtinger
  • Patent number: 8393262
    Abstract: A pressure cooking vessel has a lid and a container. A handle is coupled to the lid and not the container. A pressure relief mechanism is integrated in the handle. Various other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Table Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventor: Daryoosh Molayem
  • Patent number: 8276507
    Abstract: An improved pressure cooker design including a two-piece handle utilizing a common connection point to a cover to increase resistance to damage due to over tightening of connecting screws while simultaneously allowing the use of a conventional handle size with a reduction in overall packaging size. The two-piece handle design includes a cover base portion and a cover grip portion wherein a pair of nuts are mounted within the cover base portion to receive coupling screws at both ends of the nuts for joining the cover and the cover grip portion to the cover base portion. Tightening of the coupling screws provides for continuous metal on metal contact eliminating damage to weaker polymeric materials while allowing a consumer to quickly and easily attach the cover grip portion of the two-piece handle to the cover base portion at a point of use so as reduce overall packaging dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: National Presto Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Shane R. Walker
  • Patent number: 8251243
    Abstract: A closure (100) having a hub (102) and pivotally connected head (104). The head is locked in a closed position within the hub by a locking ring (106). The locking ring is polygonal in shape and includes a substantially cylindrical surface and a conical surface. The device further includes a pressure warning device (126) which has a secondary function as a locking mechanism inhibiting unintentional opening of the head when the system is pressurized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sypris Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua A. Haibel
  • Patent number: 8181809
    Abstract: In order to provide a reversible closure for containers which are subjected to an internal pressure in accordance with the invention there is proposed a closure device (200) comprising a deformable stretchable planarly extending cover (205) which can be moved into at least two operating positions, wherein the cover is aligned in a first operating position with the opening of the container and in a second operating position it undercuts the opening of the container over the entire periphery with a peripheral edge portion (222) so that the undercutting region (33) on the cover and the undercut region on the container form complementary sealing surfaces for gas-tightly and liquid-tightly closing the opening. The closure device further has an actuable means (260) for applying a force to the cover for deformation of the cover in such a way that it is deformable from one of the two operating positions into the other operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Ball Packaging Europe GmbH
    Inventor: Lutz Strube
  • Patent number: 8096436
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pressure cooking appliance (1) having: a bowl (2) with a side wall (2B), a lid (3), a sealing gasket (4) interposed between the side wall (2B) and the lid (3), said appliance (1) being designed so that, when the pressure inside the chamber reaches a predetermined safety value, the gasket (4) moves up to reach a safety position, said appliance (1) being characterized in that the side wall (2B) comprises a geometrical irregularity (10) intended to interact with the gasket (4) when the latter is located at the predetermined safety position thereof so as to interrupt the contact between the gasket (4) and the side wall (2B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Jacques Rhetat, Nathalie Bouye
  • Patent number: 8091726
    Abstract: A pressure vessel having a cell with a locking pin, and a cap and associated methods and systems. The locking pin may be configured to engage the cap when the pressure vessel is pressurized to prevent rotation of the cap without depression of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Bradshaw, Robert Murphy, Dale Jamison
  • Patent number: 8046974
    Abstract: A closure system for a container reduces the needed torque for assembly by minimizing frictional resistance to rotation of the closure into its desired alignment with the container before the closure is driven home onto the container neck. The reduction in the torque resistance during the application of the closure allows the rotary filling machinery to work within its torque limits and minimizes damage to the parts during the filling and sealing operation in a bottle filling line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Guest Supply, Inc.
    Inventor: William N. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20110174164
    Abstract: A food preparation apparatus and method, including an inventive shelving system, is provided. In accordance with some embodiments, an exemplary embodiment of a food preparation apparatus of the present invention includes at least, but is not limited to, a frame assembly including a permanent shelf secured to the frame assembly, a multiplicity of selectable shelf features vertically offset from the permanent shelf and attached to the frame assembly, and a first non-permanent shelf vertically offset from the permanent shelf and supported by a select number of the multiplicity of selectable shelf features. In an exemplary embodiment of a food preparation apparatus of the present invention, the permanent shelf provides a flavor infusion region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Electra Wave Corporation
    Inventors: Maurice W. Lee, JR., Maurice W. Lee, III, Betty Lee
  • Patent number: 7878361
    Abstract: In a locking device for the fixation of a lid (1) on an opening (8) of a pressure container with at least two locking segments (5) displaceable at right angles to the axis of the opening 98), which segments (5) bear protrusions (6) and groove-like recesses along their circumference, which in the locked position cooperate with recesses (7) and protrusions along the brim of the opening (8), the displacement actuator (4) of the segments (5) is linked to the segments (5) and to at least one point of application that is on the lid (1) or on a member (3) connected to the lid (1). The segments (5) are arranged in the direction of the circumference of the lid (1) and are pivotably supported on the lid (1) by a swivel arm (16), separate from the displacement actuator (4), being interposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Natex Prozesstechnologie GesmbH
    Inventors: Peter Meindl, Franz Lang, Eduard Lack, Ernst Glanz, Helmut Seidlitz, Albert Trukses
  • Publication number: 20110011274
    Abstract: A pressure vessel includes a pot-like receptacle and a lid for placing thereon, the two being detachably locked together and including a circumferential sealing ring made of elastically yielding material which is located in the region of a circular edge of the lid and a circular edge of the pot for the purpose of sealing the interior against a drop in pressure. Sealing lips of the sealing ring come into close contact with the edge of the lid and the edge of the receptacle, in which case, for producing an automatic pressure-control mechanism, the sealing ring is formed over at least one portion of its circumference in such a way that it is deformed, under a pressure inside the vessel which exceeds a given value (response pressure), so as to form a venting gap between the receptacle and the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: FISSLER GMBH
    Inventors: Arnold Thelen, Joachim Neef
  • Patent number: 7850751
    Abstract: Disclosed is a two or three phase separator including a centrifugal separator, a demister (if a three phase separator), and a filter contained within a housing. The filter uses an outside-in flow principle. The filter includes an inner layer or a center core that defines a hollow interior. An outer layer is positioned adjacent and surrounding the inner layer. The outer layer includes a re-enforcement layer, a first particle filter layer, a coalescer layer, and a second particle filter layer. An access cover of the separator includes a cover plug, an actuator cam, a plurality of idler cam plates, and a plurality of mechanisms. The access cover cooperates with an opening and an annular groove in the housing to close off and seal the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: TM Industrial Supply, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl A. Steiner
  • Patent number: 7770750
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vessel intended in particular for treating articles under pressure, the vessel comprising a body, at least one lid, and connection means between said body and said at least one lid. According to the invention, the connection means comprise: an open clamping ring having a U-shaped section defining a groove suitable for clamping together the flanges of the lid and the body; and engagement-and-disengagement means enabling the clamping ring to be deformed and moved relative to the flanges in such a manner as to enable the vessel to be opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: ECODAS, Societe par Action Simplifiee
    Inventor: Jaafar Squalli
  • Publication number: 20100193521
    Abstract: A protective device attached to a pressure release valve of a lid of a pressure cooker, including a dome-shaped mesh casing body, a ring-shaped reinforcing frame fixed to the upper edge of the mesh casing body, a bridge plate provided on the reinforcing frame with both ends thereof fixed to the reinforcing frame so that the bridge plate diametrically crosses the ring-shaped reinforcing frame keeping distance from the bottom of the mesh casing body, and an attachment member of substantially a hollow cylinder provided at the center of the bridge plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Tom Hiroshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 7762420
    Abstract: The pressure cooker has a pot (2) with a base and a side wall and an upper rim (6). A lid (3) can be connected to the pot (2) in a sealed manner along the abovementioned upper rim (6). In the presence of a predetermined positive pressure, a locking device (12) connects the lid (3) to the pot in a non-releasable manner in conjunction with a pressure element (11) arranged on the lid (3). The locking device (12), in a fitting (5) of the lid (3), has a rocker (12a) which is mounted in a movable manner and, for control purposes and in order to lock the lid (3), interacts with the pot (2) and the abovementioned pressure element (11). Locking takes place automatically when the pressure cooker is closed and the locking means can be produced in a reliable and cost-effective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Kuhn Rikon AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Auwärter, Marc Huber
  • Publication number: 20100176132
    Abstract: A port and closure device for a vessel that is configured for use with a glove bag. The port comprising includes a first annular flange with an opening, a second annular flange disposed a predetermined distance from the first flange and also having an opening, and a seal ring disposed adjacent the first annular flange and having an additional opening. At least a portion of the openings are aligned so that a path is provided through the flanges and the seal ring. A slideable door is included in the port between the seal ring and the second annular flange. The slideable door has a first position that obstructs the path and a second position that is outside of the path. Springs are disposed between the first flange and the seal ring that urge the seal ring toward the slideable door. To reduce contamination sites, the springs may be sealed within an annular interface between the first annular flange and the seal ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: J.M. Canty, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Canty, Richard Marinelli
  • Patent number: 7726508
    Abstract: A safety cap made of a mesh casing body and attachment frame and attached by snap-fitting or screw engagement to the pressure release valve of a pressure cooker or to the inner surface of the lid of the cooker so as to cover the pressure release valve, thus allowing no food particles to reach the pressure release valve and preventing the pressure release valve from being clogged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: Tom Hiroshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 7703385
    Abstract: A pressure cooking appliance arranged to form a cooking chamber and comprising an adjustment device (7) of the pressure inside the chamber, which comprises a steam leakage pipe, said pipe defining a steam inlet section (8) and a flow section (9), wherein the adjustment device (7) comprises setting means (11) of the inlet section (8) and flow section (9), which is mobile between an open position, wherein it sets the inlet section (8) and flow section (9) so as to prevent the pressure applied inside the chamber from rising above a safety pressure and a decompression position, wherein it sets the inlet section (8) and flow section (9) to enable the decompression of the chamber to the safety pressure, without food projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Marie-Aurore Claire Seurat Guiochet, Jean-Marie Daniel Anota, Eric Chameroy
  • Publication number: 20100072204
    Abstract: A closure device includes a door carrying a series of interconnected shear blocks and a keystone shear block designed to transfer stresses created by pressure acting on the door to a surrounding hub. Each interconnected shear block has a limited rotation relative to its adjacent blocks. A holding band operating handle is in communication with a driving link which, in turn, is in communication with the keystone shear block. Actuating the handle causes the keystone shear block to move in an upward vertical direction. The linear movement of the keystone shear block allows the limited rotation of the interconnected shear blocks to occur, thereby causing the circumferential holding band to collapse within itself from an expanded-engaged position to a contracted-removed position relative to said hub. A pressure warning lock provides a safety device and prevents actuation of the holding band operating handle when the pressure chamber is under pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Dennis R. Smith, Eric N. Freeman, Graham Christopher Stilwell, Charles Culver Gidden Cooper, Gregory Allen Langley, Scott Douglas Nelson
  • Patent number: 7669521
    Abstract: Appliances for cooking food under pressure are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an appliance comprises a vessel and a lid fitted and locked on the vessel in order to form a leaktight cooking enclosure. The appliance further comprises at least one jaw for locking the lid relative to the vessel and a device for driving the at least one jaw between a locking position and an unlocking position. The appliance also includes a module for fitting on and releasably securing to the lid. The module includes at least a device for controlling locking and unlocking of the lid relative to the vessel. Also disclosed are other alternatives applicable to domestic appliances for cooking food under pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Michel Pierre Cartigny, Eric Chameroy
  • Patent number: 7637206
    Abstract: An appliance for cooking under pressure comprises a lid and a bowl having a side wall, said lid and side wall defining an interstitial space presenting an initial cross section of predetermined initial radial dimension for receiving an annular sealing gasket. The bowl, the lid, and the gasket are designed so that when the pressure inside the vessel reaches a predetermined critical value, the interstitial space presents a predetermined critical radial dimension such that the difference between the initial dimension and the critical dimension is great enough to cause leaktight contact between the gasket and the side wall to be broken. The invention is particularly applicable to domestic pressure cookers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Claire Marie-Aurore Seurat Guiochet, Daniel Jean-Marie Anota
  • Patent number: 7624674
    Abstract: A household appliance for cooking under pressure, the appliance being provided with bistable calibrated leakage means suitable for taking up an open position in which the pressure inside the appliance is allowed to increase continuously to above a determined pressure P0, while also allowing air to be bled from the appliance, and a closed position corresponding to an absence of leakage of air to the outside, the open position being sustained until a predetermined pressure value P1 is reached. Rather than being sustained until the predetermined pressure P1 is reached, the open position is sustained for one of a predetermined time interval ?t after P0 is reached, and until a predetermined temperature value T1 is reached. The appliance is provided with at least one closure/opening safety means whose position is sensitive to pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Chameroy, Pascal Roland Clément Murat
  • Publication number: 20090218349
    Abstract: A container kit for use with a closure configured to be held to the container by atmospheric pressure, the closure having a maximum closure diameter, is provided. The kit includes a body having a principal diameter and a first feature that extends beyond the principal diameter and the maximum closure diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Metzger, Thomas J. Clyde
  • Patent number: 7565862
    Abstract: Appliances for cooking food under pressure are disclosed herein. According to one embodiment, a cooking appliance comprises a vessel (1), a lid (2), at least one jaw (4) mounted to be moved by a driving device (5), and an opening/closing control device (6, 7, 8). The opening/closing control device (6, 7, 8) includes an intermediate part (7), which comprises a maneuvering device (7A, 7B) and a clutch device (7C, 19). The intermediate part (7) is mounted to turn freely so that the maneuvering device (7A, 7B) co-operates with the driving device (5). The opening/closing control device also includes a main control member (6) comprising a transmission device (6C), the main control member (6) being positioned so that the transmission device (6C) co-operates with the clutch device (7C). The main control member (6) is mounted to move in translation. Other embodiments disclosed herein are also applicable to domestic appliances for cooking food under pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Michel Pierre Cartigny, Eric Chameroy
  • Patent number: 7527732
    Abstract: A filter assembly (10) including a housing (11) which is used to receive a filter medium and is closed by a lid or cover (14) in a sealed manner. The cover (14) is fixed by fixing elements (15) to an axial end face of the housing (11), and a seal is arranged between the cover (14) and the housing (11). Fixing contours (24) are provided on the outer peripheral surfaces of the housing (11) on the front side of the assembly. The fixing element (15) is arranged on the outer front side of the cover (14) so as to be pivotable such that the fixing element (15) can be displaced essentially parallel to the front side of the cover (14). When positioned parallel to the front side of the cover, the fixing element (15) creates a positively locking connection between the cover (14) and the housing (11), and when in the opened and pivoted state, the fixing element (15) forms a grip or handle for handling the cover (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Mann & Hummel GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf Bauder
  • Patent number: 7523696
    Abstract: The invention relates to an appliance for cooking under pressure, the appliance comprising: a bowl and a lid; and opening safety means suitable for going between a neutral position, in which they allow the lid to be unlocked, and a blocking position, in which they prevent the lid from being unlocked, said safety means being designed to find themselves in the blocking position when the pressure prevailing inside the vessel is greater than or equal to a predetermined value or “rise pressure”, and/or when the temperature prevailing inside the vessel is greater than or equal to a predetermined value or “rise temperature”; said appliance being further comprising actuating means for actuating the safety means, which actuating means are arranged to make it possible to place the safety means in the blocking position. The invention is applicable to household appliances for cooking under pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Claire Marie-Aurore Seurat Guiochet, Daniel Jean-Marie Anota, Eric Chameroy
  • Publication number: 20090026200
    Abstract: A system of opening and closure with lever servomechanism for pressure cooker of the type comprising a lever handle (1), a flexible lid (2) and an arc-shaped cross member (3) with the curved surface or back turned towards the handle, characterised in that said system comprises a fork (4) connected to the lever handle with a first hinge (8) and to the flexible lid with a second hinge (9), and a third hinge (7) for connection between said handle and the cross member (3), so as to reduce the force to be applied to the lever handle (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: Lagostina S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fausto Milanesi
  • Patent number: 7481154
    Abstract: The invention provides a food-cooking basket for pressure cooking in a pressure cooker, the basket being formed by a sheet of rigid material defining a bottom and side walls of the basket. The sheet is provided with perforations that are made through the bottom and through the side walls. The basket is provided with a structure for adjusting the flow rate of steam passing through the basket via the perforations, the structure being associated with the bottom in such a manner as to enable the flow rate of steam through the perforations at least in the bottom to be adjusted. The invention is applicable to appliances for pressure cooking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Marie-Pierre Murat, Ines Birlouez-Aragon, Pascal Roland Clement Murat, Eric Christian Jacques Rhetat
  • Publication number: 20080314903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a, in the closed state, gas-tight detonation-proof container for the transport and storage of detonation-dangerous material, which container can be opened and closed by remote control. The container (1, 2), which is of the type which can be opened by separation, will also, if required, be able to be used for the active detonation of dangerous material inside the same. The detonation-proof transport container according to the invention is particularly characterized in that it is opened and closed by means of a locking ring (3), which is disposed between the two parts (1, 2) of the container and is arranged such that it can be circumrotated in the parting plane of the said parts and which, in the closed state, holds together the two parts of the container and, for this purpose, has a double-sided multi-toothed bayonet coupling (11, 12, 7, 8, 15, 16) which, upon a limited circumrotation, locks in the two parts (1, 2) of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: OLCON ENGINEERING AB
    Inventor: Johnny Ohlson
  • Publication number: 20080290090
    Abstract: A pressure cooker with a handle with an operating element, wherein the operating element comprises a rotating shaft. Also, a pressure cooker with an operating element with which pressure from the pressure cooker can be relieved through an aperture, wherein means are provided with which the pressure can be relieved with at least two specified different pressure relief rates or with at least one specified pressure relief rate and with a pressure relief rate which can be set to greater values than the specified value. Also, a pressure cooker with an operating element for opening and closing an aperture of the pressure cooker, wherein a second operable aperture of the pressure cooker is provided, as well as a pressure cooker with a pressure acquisition device having a mechanical part with at least one part, movable by the pressure, and an electronic part, which can acquire the position of the movable part in order to determine the pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: WMF WUERTTEMBERGISCHE METALLWARENFABRIK AG
    Inventors: Michael Kindler, Guido Metz, Maria Mormone, Martin Neumayer, Dieter Reinhard, Werner Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20080210690
    Abstract: A safety closure for steam-pressurized containers of household appliances, such as steam irons, steam cleaners and the like. The safety closure is provided with an inner part that can be screwed onto the filling hole of the container, and with an outer part in the shape of a grip cap. A coupling element is provided between the inner part and the outer part and can be axially displaced against the effect of a spring by a drive controlled by the internal container pressure in such a manner that the outer part and the inner part are interconnected in a rotationally fixed manner when the container is not pressurized The connection being neutralized when the container is pressurized. The aim of the invention is to provide a safety closure whose components that are exposed to the pressure are more solid and therefore function more reliably and whose drive at the same time serves as a protection from an inadmissibly high excess pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: Reutter Metallwarenfabrik GmbH
    Inventor: Rene Korber
  • Patent number: 7373874
    Abstract: The invention relates to an appliance for cooking food under pressure, the appliance comprising: a bowl and a lid; locking/unlocking means suitable for going between a locking position in which the lid (2) is locked relative to the bowl and an unlocking position; and decompression means (6) for decompressing the vessel; wherein said locking/unlocking means and said decompression means (6) are connected functionally to a single, common control member (7A), said control member (7A) being designed to be suitable for finding itself in a locking and decompression position in which the locking/unlocking means find themselves in their locking position, while the decompression means are activated. The invention is applicable to household appliances for cooking under pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Seb S.A.
    Inventors: Claire Marie-Aurore Seurat Guiochet, Daniel Jean-Marie Anota, Eric Chameroy