Having Removable Inner Container (e.g., Double Boiler) Patents (Class 220/573.4)
  • Patent number: 9033181
    Abstract: A baking device for baking and cooling baked goods includes a rectangular baking pan formed from a single sheet of metal with planar opposing baking and bottom pan surfaces, including indentations positioned at four corners to extend out as protrusions from the bottom pan surface as standoffs. The baking device also includes a complementary rectangular cooling rack formed from a single sheet of metal with planar opposing baking and bottom rack surfaces, including indentations or depressions formed in the baking rack surface and positioned at four corners to extend out as protrusions from the bottom cooling rack surface and a plurality of small gauge holes. Dimensions of the cooling rack and baking pan are ensure that the cooling rack seats snugly in the baking pan so that the bottom cooling rack surface contacts and presses against the baking pan surface in an assembled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Feriola, George McConnell Davison, III, Peter Arthur Meier, Jason Reed Rogge, Colin Derek Curry, Matthew David McClatchey
  • Publication number: 20150083731
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cooking liners of a particular design such that they retain numerous advantages not present in other cooking liners. Advantages include but are not limited to an improved health profile, better sanitation and container clean up. The liner disclosed herein is an advanced, preformed Insert liner without gaps or ribbing that is fitted into the internal basin of a cooking device, such as a baking or frying container. The liner may have an overhanging lip that fits over the top edges of the containers to stabilize the insert liners which contain the food product. By preventing contact between the food and the cooking container sanitation and health issues are improved. Such a design also helps to eliminate food container clean up issues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: George Skopis
  • Publication number: 20150076158
    Abstract: An industrial baking tray that includes a frame having a left portion, a right portion, a front portion, and a rear portion; wherein the left and right portions each include a channel formed lengthwise therein; and wherein the front and rear portions each include a crossbar extending widthwise across the frame; and a baking insert having a left portion, a right portion, a front portion, and a rear portion; wherein the left and right portions each include a folded region, the geometry of which corresponds to the channels formed lengthwise in the frame; and wherein the front and rear portions each include at least one tab which is adapted to releasably engage the crossbars extending widthwise across the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Jason TINGLEY
  • Patent number: 8978547
    Abstract: An improved cooking assembly and method is disclosed. The assembly includes a base pan for heating and boiling water. An inner pan is suspended or elevated above the base pan via a support member. Ideally, the support member allows water to flow over, under, or through it. A lid is disposed over the base pan, and a gap remains between the rim of the inner pan and the base pan. Optionally, the handle of the inner pan fits into a notch in the rim of the base pan to lock it into place, and a projection may extend from the handle of the inner pan to a receiving member in a handle of the base pan. The lid may be extended using a free-standing peripheral extender or an extender wall about the lid. Optionally, a grill may be placed on the inner pan, or poaching pans may be placed in the inner pan. Water is heated and transformed to steam. The steam is allowed to condense on the interior concave surface of the lid, and condensed water then streaks down the lid toward the outside edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: L. Paul Salvino
  • Patent number: 8899438
    Abstract: A chafing dish with handles allows a safe, efficient, and professional-appearing exchange and serving of food, keeping the servers hands away from the outer edge of the chafing dish where hot steam rises from the water pan. The chafing dish handles of the present invention are formed as part of a closed loop frame. The frame consists of rail members that are configured to align with and to be positioned beneath the chafing dish ledge. The rail members form a rectangular, depending on the shape of the chafing dish, structure. Handle members extend from the rail members on opposed sides of the frame and extend in a manner that does not prevent the lid placement or the nesting of chafing dishes in storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Get-A-Grip Chafing Pans, LLC
    Inventors: Lois V. Leonard, Joseph L. Leonard
  • Patent number: 8887943
    Abstract: A decorative serving container system that includes a serving dish, a ring element, and a cover element. At least two ring element handle portions extend outwardly from a ring element lip, wherein each ring element handle portion has a shape that substantially corresponds to the shape of a serving dish handle, wherein each ring element handle portion includes a handle skirt portion that extends downwardly from the handle portion and is formed to be positionable around at least a portion of a serving dish handle and provide frictional engagement of the handle skirt portion with at least a portion of the serving dish handle. The cover element has one or more handles formed to be at least partially received within a recess of the ring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Sabine S. Miller
  • Patent number: 8857652
    Abstract: A food support for holding food items during cooking in an oven. The food support includes a reinforcement structure including a perimeter frame extending around and defining a substrate placement area. At least one cross bar extends between two opposing portions of the support frame and beneath the substrate placement area. A removable and replaceable substrate insert is sized to be placed on the substrate placement area for receiving food items thereon. A securing element can be connected to the reinforcement structure for securing the substrate insert on the substrate placement area. A holding device including a holding surface connected to a clamping element, where the holding surface is adapted to support a bottom of the food support and the clamping element is adapted to clamp over a top surface of the food support, can be used to securely introduce and/or remove the food support from an oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: William James Lewis, Marc W. F. Lewis, Malcolm M. Swift, Lambert Allen Terpstra, William Christopher Lewis
  • Publication number: 20140272056
    Abstract: A baking apparatus and method of baking buns and other products is disclosed. In one embodiment, the baking apparatus includes a base pan having a plurality of cavities and a top pan having a corresponding number of molds whereby dough placed between a cavity and a corresponding mold and baked appropriately results in a bun having a flat bottom and at least on closed end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NUBUNS, Inc.
    Inventors: Geraldine L. Parth, Larry W. Parr
  • Patent number: 8783490
    Abstract: A composite food storage container combines the advantages of glass and polymer while avoiding their disadvantages. A composite food storage container may include an outer polymer container that is configured to accommodate a glass container within the polymer container. Since the food does not contact the polymer, there are no potential concerns with chemicals leeching into the food. Since the glass is surrounded by the polymer container, the glass is protected from breakage and the composite food storage container does not become too hot to easily and safely handle upon removal from a microwave oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Zuna Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Juhi Gupta, Steve Campbell
  • Patent number: 8770429
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a disposable mug liner fitting inside any mug or cup. The mug liner is preferably made of paper impervious to hot or cold liquids and it has a bottom and a wall. The wall is higher than the wall of the cup inside which the liner is inserted. The liner has two downward tearing lines which when torn open allow a formation of a flap that is bent over the mug handle, a hem that is bent down over the mug rim and an aperture to fit the mug handle. The liner according to this invention allows the user to keep the mug clean, protects the user from touching the mug rim and combines the convenience of a disposable cup and the sturdiness and insulation of a regular coffee mug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Lance I. Stern
  • Publication number: 20140103050
    Abstract: A slow cooker with fastening mechanism includes a housing, handles on the side wall of the housing, and a lid, wherein a movable fastening mechanism is provided on the upper side of the lid, and each of the handles is hinged to a clamping hook and corresponds to the movable fastening mechanism, so that the clamping hook can interact with the movable fastening mechanism. The inner pot can be closed tightly by the action of the clamping hook. With two compressing parts provided on the clamping hook and the dismountable sealing ring around the lid rim, the inner pot can be closed tightly by the lid. The lid handle is fixed onto the lid via threaded connection with sealing plugs in the connection sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Zhanjiang New Nanfang Electrical Appliance Co., Lt
    Inventor: Hui LI
  • Patent number: 8689680
    Abstract: An eco green cookware is provided, having a double-layered wall structure and comprising a heat transfer medium within a cavity of the double-layered wall structure. The eco green cookware comprises: a container comprising an inner shell and an outer shell, wherein upper parts of the inner shell and outer shell are rolled a number of times together to form a rolled joint, an upper part of the inner shell is provided with a concave member, a heat transfer medium is provided within said cavity, a first heat transfer member is inserted and installed at the bottom portion of said cavity, and a second heat transfer member is affixed to the bottom surface of the first heat transfer member; an inner cover comprising an inner peripheral portion in the form of an inverted “L” whose inside bend forms a round portion; an outer cover; and pressure release devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Jong Peter Park
  • Patent number: 8684223
    Abstract: A drinking glass has flutes inward from inside walls of an inner sleeve. Outer walls are curved. The flutes and curved outer walls form lenticular surfaces that distort images. The flutes provide precise alignment for multicolor printing on the outer wall of the inner sleeve. An outer sleeve is sealed to a top of the inner sleeve. A space between the sleeve is filled with fluid, sheets and objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Michael P. Kalamaras
  • Patent number: 8678223
    Abstract: An assembly having a pan and a formed wire rack for receiving and supporting the pan. the rack includes a pair of handles freely and rotatably attached to a closed rim-rack section of the wire rack. Each handle includes a lateral portion and a pair of arms having first arm ends attached to the lateral portion, and the pair of arms having second arm ends separately terminating to a flat section, distal ends of the flat sections being rotatably secured about the closed rim-rack section, and wherein the flat sections include loops freely rotatably secured about the closed rim-rack section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Handi-Foil Corporation
    Inventors: Norton Sarnoff, Raj Patel
  • Publication number: 20140061206
    Abstract: A controlled emptying kitchen saucepan, characterized in that said saucepan comprises a saucepan body having a peripheral wall and a top rim for housing a cover therein, said saucepan body including a perforated bottom and an inner double-bottom which can be raised with respect to said perforated bottom to allow water to be discharged, said saucepan including moreover a bistable driving mechanism for driving said double-bottom which is supported by a perforated grid, said grid also operating for holding the cooked food article as water is discharged, said cover including a cover knob the shape of which is functionally correlated to the double-bottom driving mechanism and forming a saucepan bearing base as water is discharged therefrom, said cover comprising three or more supporting elements made of a deformable material for stabilizing the saucepan as water is discharged therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: DINAMICA S.R.L.
    Inventors: Daniele Lagostina, Andrea Catellono, Marco Chendi
  • Publication number: 20140065278
    Abstract: A baking device for baking and cooling baked goods includes a rectangular baking pan formed from a single sheet of metal with planar opposing baking and bottom pan surfaces, including indentations positioned at four corners to extend out as protrusions from the bottom pan surface as standoffs. The baking device also includes a complementary rectangular cooling rack formed from a single sheet of metal with planar opposing baking and bottom rack surfaces, including indentations or depressions formed in the baking rack surface and positioned at four corners to extend out as protrusions from the bottom cooling rack surface and a plurality of small gauge holes. Dimensions of the cooling rack and baking pan are ensure that the cooling rack seats snugly in the baking pan so that the bottom cooling rack surface contacts and presses against the baking pan surface in an assembled state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: FERSTAVI HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Michael FERIOLA, George McConnell DAVISON III, Peter Arthur Meier, Jason Reed Rogge, Colin Derek Curry, Matthew David McClatchey
  • Patent number: 8648282
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus and method of assembling the same includes an outer shell including a base, a heating element positioned inside the outer shell, and a thermally conducting liner removably located inside the outer shell over the heating element. The liner includes an annular flange, and a first integral handle including a first latch. The apparatus and method further includes a lid configured to be placed over the liner, the lid including a sealing ring at an outer edge of the lid, and a top surface, wherein the first latch is configured to contact the top surface of the lid to secure the lid to the annular flange of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorge Garcia
  • Patent number: 8613249
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus facilitates cooking with a heated/boiling liquid of a food item by utilizing a cooking bag, a cooking tray, and/or a cooking film. A food product that utilizes the cooking apparatus and food items produces cooked food that may be plateable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: ConAgra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. France, Adam Pawlick
  • Patent number: 8602649
    Abstract: An improved liner having an elastic securing mechanism that may be placed in a vessel to form and maintain a barrier between the vessel and objects contained therein. The liner includes an elastic securing band secured around the perimeter of the open top end of the liner using a plurality of spaced-apart tack welds or rivets. In one embodiment, the liner material is folded over the elastic and ultrasonic sealing is used to burn through the elastic and seal the folded liner material to itself thereby securing the elastic to the liner. In use, the liner is placed within a receptacle of the vessel and the open top end is folded outward and downward over a rim of the vessel such that the elastic engages an outside of the vessel to form a secure and snug fit of the liner to the vessel. Advantageously, a failure to a portion of the elastic is limited to that portion of the elastic only and propagation of the failure is limited by the rivets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: M&Q IP Leasing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Schmal, Ernest E. Bachert, Joseph A. Radosta
  • Publication number: 20130277374
    Abstract: A food support for holding food items during cooking in an oven. The food support includes a reinforcement structure including a perimeter frame extending around and defining a substrate placement area. At least one cross bar extends between two opposing portions of the support frame and beneath the substrate placement area. A removable and replaceable substrate insert is sized to be placed on the substrate placement area for receiving food items thereon. A securing element can be connected to the reinforcement structure for securing the substrate insert on the substrate placement area. A holding device including a holding surface connected to a clamping element, where the holding surface is adapted to support a bottom of the food support and the clamping element is adapted to clamp over a top surface of the food support, can be used to securely introduce and/or remove the food support from an oven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: William James Lewis, Marc W.F. LEWIS, Malcolm M. SWIFT, Lambert Allen TERPSTRA, William Christopher LEWIS
  • Publication number: 20130161337
    Abstract: Insert liners for cooking and baking containers that are larger than muffin pan liners is disclosed. A pre-formed, insert liner that is fitted to the internal size of the cooking or baking container, with an overhanging lip that fits over the top edges of the containers, stabilize the cooking insert liners, and helps to eliminate health and cleaning issues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: George William Skopis
  • Publication number: 20130153581
    Abstract: A countertop appliance having a detachable base with rotatable handles for selectively engaging a pan or cooking surface of the appliance. The rotatable handles of the detachable base are rotatable between a locked position in which the pan is secured to the base preventing separation of the pan from the base and a disengaged position where the pan can be lifted off the base. The rotatable handles can also be rotated into a stored position in which the handles are positioned within the detachable base, whereby the detachable base can be placed within the pan to facilitate storage and reduce overall shipping volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Ryan H. Barrows, James A. Hedrington, Jeffery A. Morgan, Bradley D. Sie
  • Patent number: 8448807
    Abstract: A handle of a detachable grilling pan has: a main body with a downward opening and a window, both disposed on the top side of the main body, a shaft, a “L” shaped hook and a spring. The main body is connected to the grilling pan by a fixing plate. The “L” shaped hook is hinged to the shaft, and the long straight free end of it extends out the window of the handle, and the short straight free end of it extends out the opening of the handle body and toward the grilling pan. The spring presses against the long straight end to make the free end of the short straight end hook the opening of the shell of the grill. When the long straight part of the hook is pressed, the hook rotates around the shaft and the grilling pan can be removed from the grill shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Tsann Kuen (Zhangzhou) Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chunyu Wu, Jianyang Xu
  • Publication number: 20130098922
    Abstract: A new portable slow cooker capable of engaging a lid and a liner container can is provided to prevent the soup from spilling out. The structure of the present invention comprises a cooking body, a liner container, a lid and a handle, wherein the liner container is disposed within the cooking body, and the lid is disposed on the opening of the liner container. The handle is spanned over the lid and has, lower ends in vertically slidable cooperation with handle boxes disposed at aside surface of the cooking body. The handle is locked by the handle boxes when slides to an lowest position, so as to press the lid to form a sealing engagement with the liner container. As long as the handle is pushed to the lowest position, being locked, the lid and the liner. container can be engaged to prevent the soup from spilling out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Pingtao Chen, Jinshui Wu
  • Patent number: 8347903
    Abstract: A colander/bowl set includes a bowl having at least one indicator; and a colander comprising a plurality of holes, the colander being insertable into the bowl and removably attachable to the bowl. The at least one indicator is a calibrated guide positioned at a height of a maximum amount of water which the colander/bowl set holds, accounting for displacement of water by the colander and by a particular kind of food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Virginia de Raddo
  • Publication number: 20120318803
    Abstract: A chafing dish includes a pan, a cover hingedly connected to the pan through a hinge shaft, a plurality of cover arms, each cover arm having one end secured to the hinge shaft and other end to the cover, and a counter balance member which encircles a part of the hinge shaft and is secured in position at both ends in a hinge assembly, thereby enabling the counter balancing of the cover at any angle from the closed state of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: David HABER
  • Patent number: 8297467
    Abstract: A slow cooker comprising a housing, a container disposed in a hollow body of the housing, a lid, and a sealing ring sealingly engages the lid and the container. The container has a rim disposed with an engaging means. The engaging means comprises a movable member and an upper stationary member. The upper stationary member has an upper surface disposed with a sliding plate. The sliding plate has a limiting end surface atop for limiting movement of the movable member. A space is formed between the limiting end surface and the sliding plate for a tongue of the movable member to pass through. The movable member is disposed on the sliding plate. The tongue of the movable member passes through the space to press onto the lid, and the movable member is secured onto the sliding plate via a snapping means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Midea Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chengen Zhong, Pingtao Chen, Yun Yang
  • Publication number: 20120223067
    Abstract: A kitchen appliance includes a housing with a base, a side wall and a cavity. The housing has a housing rim defining an opening to the cavity. A hinge base is mounted to the side wall. A container has a generally hollow interior and a container rim defining an opening. The container fits within the cavity of the housing. A lid at least partially covers the opening of the container when placed on the container rim. The lid has an exterior surface, and an opposing interior surface facing the interior of the container when the lid is placed on the container rim. A bracket is mounted to the exterior surface of the lid. At least a portion of the bracket is rotatably and selectively removably received within at least a portion of the hinge base to rotatably and selectively removable mount to the lid of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: HAMILTON BEACH BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: James Robert GAYNOR, Mark C. STEINER, Brian BOCK, John D. BARNES
  • Publication number: 20120217252
    Abstract: The present invention discloses double cookware and a method for manufacturing the same. The disclosed double cookware includes an inner vessel and an outer vessel. A protrusion is formed on a side surface of the outer vessel and includes a rivet hole. A safe connection member is connected to a handle to be coupled to the rivet hole and has a joint hole formed therein. A rivet is inserted into the joint hole via the rivet hole and forcibly secured thereto. A to space is defined between a bottom of the inner vessel and a bottom of the outer vessel when inserting the inner vessel into the outer vessel. A bimetal through-hole is formed in a bimetal sensor in order to mount the bimetal sensor, which is automatically opened/closed depending on temperature, to the protrusion. A thread hole is formed in the protrusion to be fastened by a bimetal fastening bolt. A fastening bolt presses and secures the inner vessel through a threaded portion of the safe fastening unit and a connection hole of the outer vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: KWANG SOON JUNG
  • Patent number: 8127957
    Abstract: A suspended receptacle for at least one piece of dough has a base comprising two lateral retaining pins with which the base can be connected, so as to pivot about a pivot axis, to a conveyor element conveying a plurality of suspended receptacles of this type. A dough support element of the suspended receptacle has a support for the piece of dough. The dough support element is configured as an exchangeable insert which is detachably connected to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Neuenkirchener Maschinenfabrik Emil Kemper GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Verfurth, Dieter Selker
  • Publication number: 20120037639
    Abstract: A pan and frame system is described that allows one frame to be used interchangeably with a variety of pans for cooking, thus allowing the user flexibility in use. The system cooks a range of foods, and allows one such varied options as stir frying or making toast over a heat source. The system is easy to use, the pans are easy to install and remove from the frame, and the frame with a set of pans is useful in a small space where storage is limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Teddy Gotsis, Angelo Gotsis
  • Patent number: 8079303
    Abstract: An improved lid (1) for covering containers for cooking foods (2), includes elements for cooling vapor (3) placed outside and above the lid (1), and support elements (4) for the vapor cooling elements (3). The lid has an extension in the thickness direction so as to provide a plurality of channels (11) through the lid. The channels (11) define a passage path for the vapor coming from the container (2) for cooking the foods outward, causing an acceleration of the vapor, the accelerated vapor contacting through the channels (11) a lower surface (31) of the vapor cooling elements, condensing and flowing again, at a liquid phase, inside the cooking container (2) through the plurality of channels (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Opinion Leaders S.r.l.
    Inventors: Daniela Cioeta, Lorena Vecchini
  • Patent number: 8070007
    Abstract: Described is a herb keeper comprising a body having a closed end and an open end defining a cavity therebetween, and a removable tray portion sized to be slidingly received within the cavity of the body, at least one flexible projection extending from the body toward the tray portion, wherein the tray portion is held in a rest position by the at least one flexible projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Browne & Co.
    Inventors: Neal Ho, David Chan
  • Patent number: 8011532
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a baking cup having a base section, a periphery section, and at least one tab extending beyond the periphery section. The tab(s) is configured to allow a user to lift and remove the baking cup from a baking utensil mold without having to touch the baking utensil or content of the baking cup. An exemplary method of using such a baking cup includes arranging the baking cup on a utensil, producing a baked good, and removing the baking cup from the utensil using the tab(s). The tab(s) may be formed part of or attached to the baking cup. In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing tabbed baking cups includes arranging shapes such as circles on a sheet of bake-proof material, utilizing the leftover to form tabs for the circles and cutting the circles and corresponding tab(s) to form the baking cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Trudy Ellen Griswold
  • Publication number: 20110114642
    Abstract: A device for cooking underwater that improves Purifying Meats and other Edible items. The device has features for the preparation of edible objects and it is used for the purification of foods during the cooking and preparation process. The preferred embodiment of the device is comprised of a flexible mesh container with features, a manner to hold and move the device, and one or more ways to secure and contain the food—meat or other edible materials. The features and characteristics permit easy and sanitary heat transfer from a heat source to the meat or food stuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph Araha
  • Patent number: 7913866
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cream pot (10) for receiving a cream or the like, said pot consisting of an outer pot (11), an inner pot (14), and a connection device for connecting a lid element thereto. The inner pot consists of plastic, is inserted into a receiving element of the outer pot, and comprises a metal wall lining a receiving region (37).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Manfred Bodenbender
  • Publication number: 20110056957
    Abstract: A cookware set has an inner and outer vessel and a lid that sealingly covers the outer vessel. The inner vessel is shorter than the outer vessel and nests therein at the rim with a passage for steam generated by simmering water in the outer vessel. The steam enters the passage to cook, steam or warm food held in the inner vessel. The combination is particularly suitable for cooking rice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: MEYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES LTD.
    Inventor: Stanley Kin Sui Cheng
  • Patent number: 7770751
    Abstract: A baking tray includes an outer shell and a bottom plate positioned within the outer shell for supporting a food item. The bottom plate is removable from the outer shell to separate the food item from the outer shell. The baking tray also includes a divider assembly positionable within the outer shell adjacent to the bottom plate. The divider assembly is configured to divide the food item supported on the bottom plate into a plurality of pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Focus Products Group, LLC
    Inventors: Lou Henry, Bruce Ancona
  • Publication number: 20100163564
    Abstract: An improved liner that may be placed in a cooking apparatus, such as a slow cooker, to form and maintain a barrier between the slow cooker and food contained therein. The liner includes a securing band attached around the perimeter of the open top end of the liner and that engages an outside of the slow cooker to form a secure and snug fit of the liner to the slow cooker. The securing band may include an elastic band and/or a heat shrink band. The securing band holds the liner in place when the liner is placed within a container of the slow cooker and the top portion is folded over the rim of the slow cooker. This reduces and/or eliminates the problem of the liner settling or falling back into the slow cooker or the food contained therein. In addition, the liner may include a shaped or contoured bottom edge to further enhance the performance of the liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: M&Q PACKAGING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael D. Schmal, Ernest E. Bachert
  • Publication number: 20090302042
    Abstract: A baking tray includes an outer shell and a bottom plate positioned within the outer shell for supporting a food item. The bottom plate is removable from the outer shell to separate the food item from the outer shell. The baking tray also includes a divider assembly positionable within the outer shell adjacent to the bottom plate. The divider assembly is configured to divide the food item supported on the bottom plate into a plurality of pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Lou Henry, Bruce Ancona
  • Publication number: 20090223379
    Abstract: A cooking utensil having five layer members which includes a first diaphragm member and a second diaphragm member, at least one thermostat set wherein said at least one thermostat set is situated within first layer, at least one heat sensor, wherein said at least one sensor comprises of a liquid which is sensitive to heat, a thermal induction actuator (81), which selectively closes said first diaphragm member and second diaphragm member according to temperature of the outer member of bottom of intermediate member. A hot air passage formed vertically in a part of the circumference between the sidewalls of the outer member and outer member of third layer, which causes the passage of hot air, a cool air passage formed vertically in a part of circumference between the sidewalls of outer member and inner member of second outer member which causes entering of cool air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: PATILAN SANAT
    Inventor: JAVAD MALEK AZARY
  • Publication number: 20090152276
    Abstract: A composite griddle plate or cookware comprising a first metal sheet defining a cook surface and a core plate of carbon foam having a relatively high coefficient of heat conductivity and a low density. A second metal sheet is peripherally sealed by welding or the like to the first metal sheet. The first and second sheets remain in intimate contact with the upper and lower surfaces of the core plate with the aid of a vacuum. In a further cooking appliance embodiment, a food vessel intimately engages the carbon foam plate beneath a food-contacting surface thereof while the carbon foam plate on its opposite side engages a heat sink plate by virtue of a vacuum. The vacuum eliminates air gaps between the food-contacting surface of the food vessel and the carbon foam plate and the heat sink plate so as to provide instantaneous and uniform heating of the food vessel. The vacuum environment also provides thermal insulation for the heat sink plate whereby heat loss by convection is virtually eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: ALL-CLAD METALCRAFTERS LLC
    Inventor: William A. Groll
  • Publication number: 20090022858
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus facilitates the cooking of different foodstuffs while maintaining the separateness of at least one foodstuff and another foodstuff by utilizing a at least two cooking bags. A food product that utilizes the cooking apparatus and foodstuffs produces cooked food that may be plateable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventor: Adam Pawlick
  • Patent number: 7396176
    Abstract: The buttering device is a double walled vessel having an interior chamber containing liquid butter, a lid, and a handle. The vessel has a height sufficient to admit a corn on the cob and between the outer wall and the inner wall, an hollow annular space for heated water. The lid closes the top of the chamber and extends over the outer wall of the vessel. The lid has a center opening with flaps that admits the end of corn on the cob and the flaps glide upon the corn. Heated water placed in the annular space melts butter added to the chamber. Corn on the cob, inserted through the opening, coats itself in butter. Once buttered, the corn on the cob is withdrawn from the lid where the flaps retain excess butter within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Inventor: Karl G. Schoemer
  • Patent number: 7288745
    Abstract: A pan including a shelf dividing the interior thereof into a lower chilling element and an upper portion disposed in heat relationship with the lower portion and a lid for covering the top of the container and having a serving surface for display of food thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Inventor: Frank Colonna
  • Patent number: 7163120
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for forming an improved barrier between a pan, such as a food service pan, and a substance, such as food, contained therein using a contour fit pan liner are provided. The apparatus includes a pan liner having a contoured bottom edge that is custom fit within a food service pan to cover an interior surface of the pan. The contoured edge of the pan liner conforms to the shape and size of the food service pan and does not have any dog ears, ears, or tails that are typical of conventional pan liner. The contour fit pan liner system includes a pan and a contoured or shaped liner for forming an improved barrier between an interior surface of the pan and food that can be disposed therein using a pan liner having a contoured bottom edge that is custom fit to the shape and size of the pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: M&Q Plastic Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy L. Blucher
  • Patent number: 7112764
    Abstract: A disposable insert or liner conformable to a slow cook cookware (such as, for example, a conventional crock pot or like slow cooking device) having a single interior cooking chamber. The liner is adapted to fit within the interior chamber of a crockpot so as to substantially be in adjacent contact with the crock pot interior chamber walls without interfering with the operation of the cooking device. The liner provides a single compartment which may be made of any material allowing heat conduction between the cookware and the liner. A suitable material may be a tear resistant aluminum foil to withstand typical food preparation in a crock pot. In one embodiment, the present invention includes a flange, notches, indentations or other formations which assist in the insertion and removal of the present invention in the cookware. The present invention advantageoiusly provides for a desirable cooking environment, allows easy removal of food from the crock pot and provides simplified cleaning of the crock pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Inventor: Kristy Kailynn Garcia
  • Patent number: 7086552
    Abstract: High-functionality bowl structure comprising a hollow containment body capable of containing food to be cooked or warmed, the said hollow containment body having a base, the peculiarity of which is that it comprises a thermal base fixed to the said base and capable of transmitting heat from an external heat source into the said hollow containment body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: Philip Zepter
  • Patent number: 7021634
    Abstract: A seal device for a cooking utensil called couscous pan for preparing couscous, includes a lower part having the shape of a pan and an upper part having the shape of a receptacle with a bottom with holes. It also includes a strip of natural or synthetic plastic, shaped into a tube portion, aimed at externally covering the junction area between the upper part and the lower part of the couscous pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventors: Laurent Doustaly, Nehza Doustaly
  • Patent number: RE43839
    Abstract: A baking tray includes an outer shell and a bottom plate positioned within the outer shell for supporting a food item. The bottom plate is removable from the outer shell to separate the food item from the outer shell. The baking tray also includes a divider assembly positionable within the outer shell adjacent to the bottom plate. The divider assembly is configured to divide the food item supported on the bottom plate into a plurality of pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: FPG, LLC
    Inventors: Lou Henry, Scott Nicholson, Lori A. Long