Antispattering Cover Patents (Class 220/369)
  • Patent number: 10065810
    Abstract: An insert construction or formation is attachable to a basic lid construction for outfitting a hot beverage or liquid container assembly for enabling a user to enhance heat transfer from a relatively hot assembly-contained beverage or liquid prior to consumption. The insert construction or formation provides a damming structure located in adjacency to the primary liquid outlet of the basic lid construction for selectively transferring liquid intermediate a liquid-containing compartment and at least one beverage-cooling channel made part of the damming structure. Each beverage-cooling channel or formation directs liquid therethrough and transfers heat therefrom before the liquid exits the primary liquid outlet. The primary dam structure or insert construction thereby enables the user to redirect liquid movement via the basic lid construction for delaying liquid delivery via the primary beverage outlet and transferring heat therefrom prior to liquid consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Pavel Savenok
  • Patent number: 9320390
    Abstract: Folding splatter shields are presented including: a handle; a middle panel mechanically coupled with the handle along a lateral edge of the middle panel, the middle panel including a middle panel mesh element; a first folding panel pivotally coupled with the middle panel along a first longitudinal edge of the middle panel; and a second folding panel pivotally coupled with the middle panel along a second longitudinal edge of the middle panel. In some embodiments, the first folding panel further includes a first folding panel mesh element and where the second folding panel further includes a second folding panel mesh element. In some embodiments, the middle panel further includes: a middle panel upper frame element defining a middle panel shape; and a middle panel lower frame element defining the middle panel shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: G. JACKSON CONCEPTS
    Inventor: Gregory D. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20150104555
    Abstract: A splatter shield is provided for controlling grease splatter from food being cooked within a cooking vessel. The splatter shield includes a generally annular sidewall that slopes upwardly and radially inwardly from a lower rim to an upper rim. The upper rim of the splatter shield defines an upper opening in the splatter shield that is sufficiently large to permit the introduction of a cooking utensil therethrough, and the lower rim defines a lower opening in the splash shield. The upper opening in the splatter shield is smaller than the lower opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Jaz Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: James J. Huttner
  • Publication number: 20140332534
    Abstract: A disposable splatter shield includes a sheet of material having an array of holes arranged in a pattern to allow gas vapor to pass through the holes while blocking the splatter of liquid droplets from passing through the holes. The sheet of material is shaped to cover various cooking containers and includes a raised portion around the periphery of the sheet for placement over the edges of a pan. Tabs formed in the outer periphery of the sheet can be angularly lifted from the plane of the sheet to allow the handle of the cooking container to fit therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Michael F. Nason
  • Patent number: 8820563
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cooking lid (1) for preventing liquids from boiling over, having at least one passage opening (4) to which a movable closure part (3) of a closure element (2) is assigned. In order to make available a cooking lid (1) that guarantees not only a controlled cooking process but also sufficient escape of steam, and also offers a possibility of adding ingredients or liquids during the cooking process, the invention provides that the closure part (3) is disposed so as to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: GMS GmbH
    Inventor: Joern Gaumann
  • Patent number: 8783496
    Abstract: An improved beverage container of the type having a lid, a pour panel defined in the lid by a pour score and a vent panel defined in the lid by a vent score. A tab pivotally is mounted to the lid, wherein lifting the tab about a pivot in a lifting direction fractures the pour score and opens the pour panel. A secondary tab is carried by the tab, and is released into contact with the vent panel by lifting the tab to fracture the pour score, wherein pressing the tab in a direction generally opposite the lifting direction causes the secondary tab to fracture the vent score and open the vent panel. At least one anti-rotation member is disposed between the tab and the lid to prevent the tab from rotating about the rivet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev, SA
    Inventors: Christopher G. Neiner, Ancil Louis Lackey, Robert Joseph Will, Richard Lynn Wise, Jason Davidson
  • Patent number: 8727163
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a lid may include a valve chamber comprising a hollow chamber, a valve flap and a hinge. The hollow chamber may be defined by one or more sidewalls and have a first opening at a first longitudinal end and a second opening at an opposing, second longitudinal end. The valve flap may be positioned at least proximate to the second longitudinal end and have a shape and size substantially the same as a shape and size of the second opening. The hinge may couple the valve flap to a sidewall of the one or more sidewalls and may be sized and configured to enable the rotation of the valve flap from an open position to a substantially closed position. Container assemblies and methods of forming lids are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Joel Chrisman
  • Patent number: 8519308
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an improved perforated lid (10) for containers for cooking foods, comprising holes (15) for the passage of vapor and gas going upwards and of condensed vapor going downwards and means for cooling and condensing vapor passing through said holes, and means for supporting said means for cooling vapor, wherein said means for cooling vapor are made of a sequence, starting from the container for cooking foods and going upwards, comprised of a perforated lower plate (11), at least one perforated intermediate plate (12) and an upper plate (13) that is not perforated, and said means for supporting said means for cooling vapor are made of a lower spacing element (16), positioned between said lower plate (11) and said intermediate plate (12) and of an upper spacing element (18), positioned between said intermediate plate (12) and said upper plate (13). The invention further concerns a fryer (20) for use with said perforated lid (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: BY ME S.R.L.
    Inventors: Luciano Ferrari, Marco Ferrari
  • Patent number: 8469219
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a steam ventilation system for providing an easy way to release steam from a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Robert J. Henry
  • Patent number: 8453870
    Abstract: A device by a drinking cup (1) comprising a container (2) and a valve element (4), the valve element (4) being provided with, on at least a portion of its free edge portion (12), an abutment (14) for a sealing, actuable gasket (8), and wherein a user's lip is resting against the gasket (8) when the drinking cup (1) is in its operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventors: Anne May Berg, Heidi Berg
  • Publication number: 20130105484
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cooking lid (1) for preventing liquids from boiling over, having at least one passage opening (4) to which a movable closure part (3) of a closure element (2) is assigned. In order to make available a cooking lid (1) that guarantees not only a controlled cooking process but also sufficient escape of steam, and also offers a possibility of adding ingredients or liquids during the cooking process, the invention provides that the closure part (3) is disposed so as to rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: GMS GMBH
    Inventor: Joern GAUMANN
  • Patent number: 8403168
    Abstract: A cup for reducing or eliminating spillage or shake-out. The cup has a cap and a spill and shake-out inhibiting element. The spill and shake-out inhibiting element is a dispensing tunnel, which provides for the formation of a pressure differential between the inside of the cup and the atmosphere when fluid begins to flow through the dispensing tunnel. The pressure differential, when it reaches a predetermined level, prevents further flow or movement of the fluid through the dispensing tunnel until additional suction is applied by the user. The diameter of the dispensing tunnel is small enough to effectively prevent air bubbles from flowing past the fluid in the dispensing tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilan Samson, Joshua Lieberman
  • Patent number: 8354132
    Abstract: A laminated lidstock includes a substrate film, a support web; a pressure sensitive adhesive disposed between the substrate and support webs, and covering the substrate film and support web; a product die cut disposed in the substrate film; and an array of opening die cuts disposed in the substrate film; wherein at least one of substrate film and the support web comprises an oxygen barrier, and wherein at least one of the substrate film and the support web carries a registration device. A method of making the lidstock, and a package, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Stephens, David M. Finley, Cindy Price, Jason Scroggs, Darrell Lancaster
  • Publication number: 20120193346
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an improved perforated lid (10) for containers for cooking foods, comprising holes (15) for the passage of vapour and gas going upwards and of condensed vapour going downwards and means for cooling and condensing vapour passing through said holes, and means for supporting said means for cooling vapour, wherein said means for cooling vapour are made of a sequence, starting from the container for cooking foods and going upwards, comprised of a perforated lower plate (11), at least one perforated intermediate plate (12) and an upper plate (13) that is not perforated, and said means for supporting said means for cooling vapour are made of a lower spacing element (16), positioned between said lower plate (11) and said intermediate plate (12) and of an upper spacing element (18), positioned between said intermediate plate (12) and said upper plate (13). The invention further concerns a fryer (20) for use with said perforated lid (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: BY ME S.R.L.
    Inventors: Luciano Ferrari, Marco Ferrari
  • Patent number: 8033420
    Abstract: An anti-splash device for use in a cup or other container can help prevent or minimize sloshing, splashing and other undesirable movement of fluids. In some embodiments, the device includes a main body portion having a plurality of openings. The device can also include one or more features that are configured to engage an interior wall of the cup or other container. In other embodiments, the anti-splash device can attach to the brim of a cup or to a lid. In other embodiments, an anti-splash device, a cup lid or any other components related to a beverage or food container comprises one or more finger guides that provide targeted points of contact when manipulating such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: HTSS Capital LLC
    Inventors: Dan Roseblade, Richard Anderson
  • Patent number: 7784398
    Abstract: The food protector apparatus of the invention attaches directly to the food pan such that the food protector shield is at the proper location with respect to the food pan. Because the food protector apparatus is attached to the food pan, proper installation of the food pan ensures that all of the corresponding standards and health code requirements are met. Thus, it is virtually impossible for the food protector to be installed in a countertop in a way that fails to meet those standards and requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Elemental Ideas, LLC
    Inventor: Jose Orlando Matus, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7717285
    Abstract: The disposable splatter guard is a cover for food being heated in a microwave oven. The splatter guard has a fluted wall member and a semi-rigid, pyramidal top made from a fluted material. The flutes of the wall member and the pyramidal top maintain rigidity and prevent the splatter guard from collapsing into the food product. The top has a plurality of vents to allow steam to escape. The pyramidal configuration prevents condensation from dripping back onto the cooked food and permits easy stacking and dispensing. The disposable splatter guard is made from a microwave transparent material, such as paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: Bradley W. Price
  • Publication number: 20040226952
    Abstract: A cover for a cooking implement, such as a grill, and a method of using such a cover in order to assist in the cooking of food with steam. The cover comprises a raised portion and a reservoir adjacent the raised portion. The reservoir has first and second walls and a bottom therebetween so as to be capable of containing a liquid. The reservoir further has at least one drain hole located below an upper fill level of the reservoir, and the raised portion has at least one vent hole located above the upper fill level. The drain and vent holes are relatively sized so that a liquid contained within the reservoir flows through and exits the drain hole in the form of droplets, which vaporize substantially immediately once outside the drain hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventor: John Louis Christos
  • Publication number: 20040200841
    Abstract: A cookware lid has upper and lower holes provided on a recessed, sloping surface. The lower end of the recessed surface provides a reservoir to receive and drain liquid The upper holes allow steam and foam to escape a vessel, condense and run down the sloping surface into the reservoir and back into a vessel, avoiding boil over during cooking. The lid may also include a locking mechanism to attach to a vessel so as to further avoid boil over and also permit straining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: Calphalon Corporation
    Inventors: Shane Seiple, Brian J. Demers
  • Publication number: 20040182860
    Abstract: A seal container assembly includes a container body, a cover, a seal plate, and a sealing member. Thus, the seal container assembly can be assembled and disassembled easily and conveniently, thereby decreasing costs of assembly and disassembly of the seal container assembly. In addition, the enclosure of the sealing member is flexible so that it can be deformed to a determined extent to seal the ventilating hole of the cover closely and tightly, thereby enhancing the sealing effect of the seal container assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Ching-Teh Wu, Reh-Teh Wang
  • Publication number: 20040079755
    Abstract: A multi-functional lid for cookware having a rotatable disc element and a stationary disc element. The rotating disc element of the lid allows for access related cooking tasks to be performed without removing the lid. The segmented rotating disc element includes an opening that allows for access to the pot, a perforated opening which allows for the controlled release of heat, and a segment that has no openings which allows the lid to contain all heat and moisture under the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventor: Richard Graus
  • Patent number: 6325234
    Abstract: A microwave dish cover for preventing splattering and wasting of food being cooked in a microwave oven. The microwave dish cover includes a cover member having a top wall which includes a centrally-disposed recessed portion and a plurality of holes extending therethrough, the cover member also having a side wall which is slanted outwardly from the top wall to an open bottom; and also includes a lift handle member which is integrally disposed in the recessed portion, and further includes a pair of side handle members which are integrally and oppositely attached to the exterior of the side wall. The dish cover is adapted to cover completely over any type of dish including a plate, a bowl, and a glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Inventor: Christopher P. Legaspi
  • Patent number: 6230914
    Abstract: A container cover having a bamboo open frame and a meshed structure of bamboo mounted within the open frame, the open frame having a plurality of mounting holes spaced around an inside wall thereof; the meshed structure being formed of a plurality of bamboo strips woven together, the bamboo strips having tips suspended around the border of the meshed structure and respectively fastened to the mounting holes in the open frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventor: Wen-Tsan Wang
  • Patent number: 6105810
    Abstract: Cookware lid and handle assemblies include a lid which may include a whistle knob assembly which provides an audible indication upon reaching cooking temperature. The whistle knob assembly includes a steam deflector portion to reduce burn danger to the user, and has a simplified structure and assembly method. The vessel includes a pair of side handles, and the lid includes a pair of finger protectors which may overlie the side handles. Each set of side handle and finger protector have a unique mating relationship. As such, in the mated position a lid rim rest upon a vessel rim. The lid may be rotated 180 degrees to rest non-mating finger protector and side handles. This lack of mating relationship causes the lid to be spaced upward, permitting venting or draining of the interior. The finger protectors may also fit within a handle aperture in the side handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. C. M. Daenen, Jean-Pierre F. M. Geelen, Jean-Marie DeCraim, Johan M. J. K. Mortier
  • Patent number: 6105811
    Abstract: An ergonomic cooking pan cover designed for fitting on and covering the top of various sizes of pots, pans and skillets for venting steam and preventing boil-over. The cooking pan cover includes a concave shaped cooking lid with an ergonomic handle. The ergonomic handle includes an upwardly extending knob mounted on top of an annular shaped knob base. The knob is used for gripping and lifting the pan cover. Around an outer circumference of the knob base are a plurality of downwardly extending base posts. The base posts are attached to a portion of the cooking lid. The concave shaped cooking lid includes a series of downwardly extending step-down rings. The rings are designed to center the cooking lid on the sides of the top of standard size cooking utensils from 6 to 12 inches in diameter. A center of the cooking lid is characterized by a raised central member with a closed top portion and an annular steam vent ring therearound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Inventor: Greg Alfred
  • Patent number: 5881633
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus in the form of a skillet with a complementary lid has a specially designed provision which accommodates a cooking utensil. The cooking utensil may be used to manipulate food being cooked while the skillet and lid remain coupled together thus preventing splattering of food residue about the cooking area. The skillet and lid, in combination form a cooking chamber. The chamber remains substantially enclosed throughout the cooking process. As the food being cooked needs attention, for example stirring or flipping, the utensil may be employed to effect such without disturbing the integrity of the cooking chamber. A lid of the apparatus may be formed of glass material to allow a chef a view into the chamber. In addition, a specialized coupling between a skillet rim and the lid provides improved reduction of mess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Inventor: Thomas D. Adams
  • Patent number: 5865101
    Abstract: A cooking device including cooking chamber, e.g. abraising pan, and a lid pivotally mounted to the chamber and arranged to be raised from a closed position to an open position and vice versa. The chamber includes plural sidewalls, each having a top edge lying in a common plane. The lid includes a top wall with an apron projecting downwardly from the top wall along the front and sides of its periphery. A pair of handles to raise and lower the lid are provided on the sides of the apron. A drip shield projects upward at an angle to the top wall of the lid along a rear portion of the periphery of the lid. The drip shield has a lower free edge which is spaced above the top edge of the cooking chamber when the lid is in the closed position to form a vent for excess steam to exit from the cooking chamber. The apron forms a convection flow space between it and the sidewalls of the cooking chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Legion Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A. Brown
  • Patent number: 5724885
    Abstract: An improved spatter shielding and vapor venting device for a frying pan comprising a transparent lid to enable visual observation of cooking, a peripheral venting gap to release generated fumes and vapors, a vertical hollow cylindrical wall to rapidly return condensed oil to frying pan, a handle to hold the device steady, a peripheral horizontal flange and size expansion adapter to facilitate placement on rims of frying pans of varying sizes, a vertical cylindrical flange to restrict lateral motion and to shield the contact area between the horizontal flange and frying pan rim, a vertical window opening for the introduction, removal, stirring and turning over of food, a hands-free opening and automatic closing window cover means to effectively shield the window opening even while performing said cooking operations, a loop-and-pin hinged system to facilitate stuck-proof withdrawal of inserted instrument through said window opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Inventor: William Cheng Uy
  • Patent number: 5613618
    Abstract: A cooking vessel has a handle or handles for holding it and a lid having a peripheral lip resting in a substantially sealed manner on an upper rim of the vessel. An inside surface of the lid includes at least one cavity formed between the peripheral lip and an abutment projecting towards the interior of the vessel. The lid moves under gravity on the upper rim of the vessel, upon tilting of the vessel, towards a position in which the cavity is at least in part outside the upper rim of the vessel. A passage is formed between the upper rim of the vessel and the cavity. The abutment bears against the upper rim of the vessel to limit outward displacement of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventor: Philippe Raoult
  • Patent number: 5597088
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a cover for a cooking pot, the cover formed by a cover ring fashioned as a zone of an imaginary spherical section directed toward the pot and of a cover surface resting on the cover ring, whereby the width of the cover ring amounts to a few cm and the average ring diameter of the cover ring approximately corresponds to the inside diameter of the pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Silt-Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hans Fingerle, Horst Weigand
  • Patent number: 5595108
    Abstract: A fast assembled oil-collecting trough and clip ring structure, including a conic glass-made fry pan cover and a circular clip ring disposed on an edge of the fry pan cover. The clip ring has a vertical flange formed along the periphery of the clip ring. The flange is formed with at least three integrally made vertical tabs each having an insertion hole. The tab is formed with an orifice for a rivet to pass through so as to rivet a resilient plate with the tab. The resilient plate is a flexible metal plate having an arch projection at middle section. The projection is faced toward the center of the clip ring. When the fry pan cover is assembled with the clip ring, the projection of the resilient plate latches the projecting frame of the fry pan cover so as to fast and easily associate the fry pan cover with the clip ring. The resilient plate serves to firmly clamp the fry pan cover without detachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Inventor: Jin-Yuh Sheu
  • Patent number: 5595711
    Abstract: A processing chamber for the treatment and decontamination of biological or medical waste includes a rotating waste treatment system carried within an open-top processing chamber, a cap for closing the chamber opening, a gas-pervious liner carried within the chamber for preventing waste from adhering to the underside of the cap as a result of waste-treatment operations, a sealing member disposed at and for sealing the interface of the cap and the processing chamber, and a chemical indicator carried within the interior of the processing chamber for confirming the presence of decontaminant during a waste treatment cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignees: Ecomed, Inc., Steris Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph H. Wilson, David C. Haeberle, Raymond C. Kralovic, Kenneth R. Lamaster, David B. Mennel, Jeffrey C. Rapp, Lewis I. Schwartz, Kathleen M. Antloga
  • Patent number: 5531354
    Abstract: A spatter shielding and vapor venting device for a frying pan comprising a transparent lid to enable visual observation of cooking, a peripheral venting gap to release generated fumes and vapors, a vertical hollow cylindrical wall to rapidly return condensed oil to frying pan, a handle to hold the device steady, a horizontal flange to facilitate placement on rims of frying pans of varying sizes, a vertical cylindrical flange to restrict lateral motion and to shield the contact area between the horizontal flange and frying pan rim, a vertical window opening for the introduction, removal, stirring and turning over of food, a hands-free opening and automatic closing window cover means to effectively shield the window opening even while performing said cooking operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Inventor: William C. Uy
  • Patent number: 5306083
    Abstract: A food mixer is provided with a bowl guard consisting of a fixed first semi-cylindrical splash guard portion and a removable semi-cylindrical second see-through portion pivotable about a cylindrical mixer transmission. The second portion is suspended from the transmission by spaced guide shoes mounted on a circumferential ring at the upper end of the pivotable portion. The shoes slidingly engage a fixed track extending horizontally and circumferentially around the transmission portion. The improvement consists of the track being provided as an essentially continuous bead formed in a cylindrical sheet metal band covering the transmission portion. The bead is integral with the band and may be created by rolling or spinning it into the band with metal forming tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: Premark FEG Corporation
    Inventors: Frank J. Caldwell, Neal Blackburn
  • Patent number: 5248056
    Abstract: A covered reservoir is disclosed comprising a reservoir body, a holder for the body, a cover, a retainer for the cover, and a seal fitted onto the cover to seal off leak paths between the cover and the reservoir body. The cover is constructed to raise the seal into a frusto-conical position, preferably via a frusto-conical surface on which the seal, which is a flexible annular ring, is seated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: James D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 5145089
    Abstract: A pan cover for covering a cooking pan, comprising a cover plate retained in between a top member and a bottom member, wherein a plurality of parallel slots are respectively made on said top and bottom members and aligned with each other, and a smoke absorber is retained between said top and bottom member to absorb smoke coming below. The cover plate is made from transparent, reinforced fiber glass the inside can be clearly seen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Inventor: Kwei T. Chang
  • Patent number: 5012071
    Abstract: A splatter capture shield for impingement ovens. The shield has a plurality of elements which are vertically overlapping but not physically touching to allow the jetted air streams of the impingement oven into a baking pan, but not to allow escaping gas with entrained grease to pass through the shield without hitting one of the shield elements. The vaporized grease collects on the shield elements and then drips back down on the food item, thus self-basting the food item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Assignee: Lincoln Foodservice Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Mitchell C. Henke
  • Patent number: 4989748
    Abstract: The cone-shaped or dome-shaped sheet of waxed paper or freezer paper having a moisture retarding coating on at least the surface of the paper facing an underlying dish bearing food and positioned within a microwave oven, and being microwave transparent traps moisture condensing on the interior surface thereof for revaporization for return to the food being heated and/or cooked while preventing the dripping of condensed moisture directly onto the food within the underlying dish. Preferably the conical or dome-shaped cover is mechanically embossed to form vertically spaced annular concave cavities facing inwardly to trap the moisture running by gravity down the interior surface of the cover within the cavities for revaporization. Additionally, circumferentially spaced reinforcing ribs may be formed over the height of the cover to maintain the cover one or dome shaped configuration throughout the microwave oven heating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Inventors: Guy H. Parr, Jr., Robert F. Prettyman
  • Patent number: 4953743
    Abstract: A lid for use on a drinking cup is provided having a central horizontal cover portion which has a vent means provided therein. The vent means comprise a circular, horizontal top portion having a vent opening therethrough. The top portion has a downwardly depending first wall which has terminal end below the surface of the cover portion. An upwardly extending second wall merges with the terminal end of the first wall and extends upwardly therefrom in an outwardly spaced apart position respect thereto so as to merge with the cover portion of the lid. A plurality of spaced apart ribs connect the first wall and the second wall so as to cooperate therewith the form downwardly depending arcuate wave dampening baffle means which encircle the vent means beneath the surface of the cover portion so as to prevent accidental spillage of the cup contents through the vent means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Assignee: Dart Container Corporation
    Inventors: Robert C. Dart, John R. Darras
  • Patent number: 4828140
    Abstract: A lid for cooking utensils such as a frying pan, pot, or the like is provided in which the lid has a dished configuration, generally smoothly dished towards a central region such that the lid may be accommodated on a wide variety of different pots and pans. The lid has perforations in the operatively lowermost region thereof to allow liquids thereon to drain into a pot or pan in use. Associated with each perforation is a shield member located thereover so that direct passage of liquids or solids through the perforations is substantially prevented while passage of gasses is free. There may be only one shield member for all the perforations and a centrally located handle is generally provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Inventor: Henning M. Henderson
  • Patent number: 4795052
    Abstract: A spill-proof lid for use with a container for liquids includes a liquid chamber that has an outlet opening above and an inlet opening below the plane of the lid and a vent chamber, which has an inlet above and an outlet below the level of the lid. Each chamber's outlet and inlet ends are adjacent one another. However, the outlet and inlet ends of the vent chamber are on an opposite edge of the lid from the outlet and inlet ends of the liquid chamber. The chambers are constructed so that, as they extend from inlet to outlet, they traverse the lid from edge to axially opposing edge and back again. The periphery of the lid is constructed to sealingly engage the upper edge of the container. Preferably, the inlet end of the vent and the outlet end of the liquid chamber have mouthpieces formed thereon for ease of drinking. In one embodiment of the lid, the liquid and vent chambers are concentric single-loop helixes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Inventor: George W. Hayes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4700689
    Abstract: A cover for frying and cooking appliances comprises a hood portion (12) exhibiting a conical shape over part of its height. The cover is adapted for being fitted from above into a toroidal collar (14) mounted on the said appliance (12, 25). The said collar (14) is provided with an upwardly extending rim (20, 20a) on its outside and with a channel (23) on its bottom. In order to ensure, without any sacrifice as regards the quality of the fried food, that no fat or water can splash out the hood portion (12) is provided at its vertex with an opening (13) and the hood portion (12) is retained by holders at a vertical distance above the channel (23) and at a lateral distance beside the upwardly extending rim (20, 20a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1987
    Inventor: Karl J. Speker
  • Patent number: 4694816
    Abstract: A grille apparatus that has a base member with the shape of a plate and a central opening within which a stove burner is positioned. A grille assembly, having several spacing members mounted on its underside, rests on the base member slightly above it and leaving a clearance between the grille assembly and the base member. The grille assembly is covered with cover that has a handle. The base member has a channel underlying the area where the food rests on the grille assembly and the channel is filled with water so that the grease that drips down is collected in the water filled channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1987
    Assignee: Bifa Corporation
    Inventor: Miguel Fabbro
  • Patent number: 4590919
    Abstract: The cover guard includes an invertible hood consisting of a top section including an opening, of a side wall section and a skirt section, the latter consisting of a grooved section and a level section such that the cover guard may be placed on a cooking vessel such that the level section rests on the upper edge or rim, respectively, of the vessel. This design of the skirt section secures on the one hand a safe resting of the cover guard on the cooking vessel and on the other hand an impeccable dripping off of any material condensed on or having been splashed against the hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: Lispa R. Lichtenstein
    Inventors: Toni Spani, Rita Lichtenstein
  • Patent number: 4512497
    Abstract: A cooking dish including a cover having at least one opening that allows controlled venting and access into the interior of the dish. At least one opening is formed in the periphery of the cover, and the dish has at least one ledge facing the cover. The opening in the cover may be blocked or unblocked to various degrees depending on where it is positioned over the ledge of the dish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1985
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald M. Grusin
  • Patent number: 4301942
    Abstract: An insulated container with a double wall construction having a removable partition centrally located within the container dividing the container into two compartments. A top is pivotally mounted on the partition and is constructed to close one of the compartments at a time. Liquid in one compartment flows to the other compartment through a connection provided at the bottom of the partition. The container, the partition and the top are all thermally insulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1981
    Assignee: RB Products Corporation
    Inventors: Sam Kupperman, Dennis Kupperman
  • Patent number: 4298131
    Abstract: A pot lid adaptable to a cookpot for boiling down foods such as fish, meat and the like. The pot lid has a plate having a contour adaptable to the cookpot, and a cover detachably installed on an upper surface of the plate. The plate has a threaded hole at its center, openings for releasing steam and grooves which extend to the circumferential end of the plate. The cover has a diameter large enough to close the openings and a rod projecting downwardly. The rod has a threaded groove at its end portion with an ungrooved portion being left above the threaded groove. The threaded groove is engageable with the threaded hole of the plate. When in use, the ungrooved portion of the rod is slidably held within the threaded hole of the plate to permit a heated broth of the boiled foods to discharge from at least the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1981
    Inventors: Shoji Saito, Mitsuo Nagashima
  • Patent number: 4298135
    Abstract: A cover for a frying pan comprising at least one absorptive, at least partially air-pervious surface of a filter material such as filter paper, filter wadding, fabric or the like. The filter material can be provided with openings which are at least partially covered. The filter material can be secured in a circumferential ring which extends in the plane of the cover or approximately perpendicular to such plane. The cover can also be curved in the shape of a hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1981
    Assignee: Huggles & Meurer
    Inventor: Franz Vossen
  • Patent number: 4091956
    Abstract: This invention provides a lid for a cooking pan having a central knob and two lid portions. The lid portions can be adjusted between a spaced-apart condition and a juxtaposed or surface-contact position. Each lid portion has apertures therethrough, but the apertures are not in alignment as viewed vertically. Thus, when the lid members are separated there are provided vent passages for cooking fumes, etc. to escape from a pan or pot being covered by the lid. Conversely, when the lid members are juxtaposed in surface-contact, the vent passages are closed, and escape of cooking fumes is restrained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1978
    Inventor: Fiore M. Vecchio
  • Patent number: RE36072
    Abstract: A spatter shielding and vapor venting device for a frying pan comprising a transparent lid to enable visual observation of cooking, a peripheral venting gap to release generated fumes and vapors, a vertical hollow cylindrical wall to rapidly return condensed oil to frying pan, a handle to hold the device steady, a horizontal flange to facilitate placement on rims of frying pans of varying sizes, a vertical cylindrical flange to restrict lateral motion and to shield the contact area between the horizontal flange and frying pan rim, a vertical window opening for the introduction, removal, stirring and turning over of food, a hands-free opening and automatic closing window cover means to effectively shield the window opening even while performing said cooking operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Inventor: William Cheng Uy