Intercontrol Or Safety Control Patents (Class 99/337)
  • Patent number: 11871868
    Abstract: A coffee machine includes a grinder for grinding coffee beans, and collects wastes such as chaff and fine powder. The coffee machine includes a grinder to grind coffee beans; a separation unit to separate a waste from coffee beans; and a reservoir unit to store the waste separated from the coffee beans in the separation unit. The reservoir unit includes an outer case body and an inner case body inside the outer case body, and the inner case body has, in a circumferential wall thereof, an opening connected to the inside of the outer case body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: DAITO GIKEN, INC.
    Inventor: Toshio Saito
  • Patent number: 11602238
    Abstract: An inner cover assembly and a lid for a cooking utensil. The inner cover assembly includes: an inner cover having a major axis and a minor axis orthogonal each other; and a seal ring fitted over an outer peripheral edge of the inner cover. When the seal ring is not fitted over the inner cover in a natural state, a smooth transition is provided along an extending direction of the seal ring, and a maximum inner diameter of the seal ring is less than a length of the major axis of the inner cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Rongkang Mo, Xingguo Yang, Wanbao Gao, Ruoyu Mei
  • Patent number: 11229319
    Abstract: A grill device for grilling food to be grilled, to a coupling and to a plate for food to be grilled is provided. The grill device includes at least one frame having at least one frame element and at least one holding element, arranged at one end of the frame element. The grill device can be rotated about a vertical longitudinal axis A and is suspended or supported upright along the vertical rotational axis. At least one support element for food to be grilled is arranged thereon. The at least one support element has a first portion which has an opening through which the frame element can be inserted. The frame element has a non-rotationally symmetrical cross-section such that the support element for the food to be grilled and the frame element cooperate by interlocking with respect to a normal plane N of the vertical longitudinal axis A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas Lange
  • Patent number: 11202528
    Abstract: An electric cooker capable of changing between a high-pressure mode and a non-pressure mode and cooking a menu corresponding to the changed mode. The electric cooker includes a main body having an accommodation space therein to receive an inner pot, a lid coupled to the upper portion of the main body to be opened and closed, a pressure conversion part for selecting a high-pressure mode and a non-pressure mode by opening and closing a plurality of discharge paths configured to pass through and to block the gap between the inside of the inner pot and the outside of the lid, a sensor for sensing the high-pressure mode or the non-pressure mode selected by the pressure conversion part, and a controller for determining the pressure mode based on the sensing signal from the sensor among the pressure modes at least including the high-pressure mode and the non-pressure mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventors: Ho Sang Bang, Young Bae Shin, Ho Jun Bae, Duck Cheon Kim
  • Patent number: 11148857
    Abstract: The present invention relates to and provides a glassware lid and a glassware with same. After food is heated, the lid is covered; a first end of the air hole sliding lid is turned so that the air hole is communicated with outside atmosphere to avoid forming a vacuum state inside; when the lid needs to be taken out, the first sliding parts and the second sliding parts continue to slide to separate the hoop from the glassware body, which is convenient to operate. The structure is compact and the arrangement is reasonable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: David Prieto de Sicart, Marc Zamora Salvador, Jianzhong Zhang, Xiaojia Liu
  • Patent number: 10993573
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pressure cooking utensil comprising a vessel, a lid with an annular skirt, and a gasket interposed between the lid and the vessel, said gasket including a ring and a first lip in sealing contact with the top wall of the lid, said utensil being characterized in that it includes a leakage opening formed through said top wall, the annular skirt forming a stop abutment for the ring, said first lip presenting flexibility that is suitable, when the pressure that exists inside the enclosure exceeds a safety threshold, for causing the inside of the enclosure to communicate with the outside through the leakage opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Guillaume Julien, Eric Chameroy, Eric Rhetat
  • Patent number: 10722071
    Abstract: An Autonomous apparatus for cooking food having a base body (14) with a main heating element (18), a lid (15) which can be associated with the base body (14) in at least two positions and inside which a secondary heating element (19) is installed and possible heat transfer and/or ventilation means (20), and a mixing device (28). The base body (14) supports and positions one of a removable container (11), said lid (15), and/or said container (11), in correspondence with a respective coupling edge, comprising at least an airtight packing (21) to define a cooking chamber (16) with a desired steam pressure. Said lid (15) has a single size with airtight packings (21) suitable to cooperate with different sizes of the container (11) and/or of one container (11) having different heights with respect to said base body (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Giuseppe De' Longhi, Gianpaolo Trevisan, Renzo Mazzon
  • Patent number: 10703647
    Abstract: A water purifier that includes: a water storage tank that includes an interior area and a first opening to the interior area; a cover unit that is configured to cover the first opening and that includes: a frame body that includes a second opening, and a water storage tank cover that is coupled to the frame body and that is configured to rotate about an axis such that the water storage tank cover opens or closes the second opening; a sterilizer that is configured to sterilize water in the water storage tank; a switching module that is configured to control electric power supply to the sterilizer; and an operation member that is configured to control the switching module based on the water storage tank cover being opened or closed is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Myounggon Kim, Youngjin Kim, Kowoon Baek, Changgeun Lee, Jongho Park
  • Patent number: 10538380
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container (11) for food or beverage preparation, adapted for containing at least one precursor ingredient within at least one compartment (34), and comprising an injection wall (17) for coupling to a food or beverage preparation machine (1) having at least one pressurized source of a mixing ingredient, whereby a food or beverage product is prepared within said container (11) by mixing said mixing ingredient with said precursor ingredient, said container (11) further comprising at least one food or beverage delivery wall (16, 37), characterized in that said injection wall (17) comprises outwardly expandable connection means (18, 19, 20) suitable for connecting said container (11) to said mixing ingredient source and establish a fluid communication between said container and said mixing ingredient source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Talon, Nicolas Jean-Guy Bezet
  • Patent number: 10441104
    Abstract: A boil-over prevention device is provide which is adapted to a bottom surface to engage the rim of the sidewall surrounding the open end of a pot. A top surface of the body of the device curves around to redirect escaping fluid streams from the pot, to a distal edge of the ramp and back into the open end of the pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Alyson Yamada
  • Patent number: 10362891
    Abstract: The invention relates to a food-cooking utensil including: locking/unlocking means; and a control member (6) for controlling the movement of said locking/unlocking means; the control member (6) and the locking/unlocking means co-operating so that the position of the locking/unlocking means varies as a function of the position of the control member (6) in a first relationship while the control member (6) is being moved from its locking position towards its unlocking position, and so that the position of the locking/unlocking means varies as a function of the position of the control member (6) in a second relationship while the control member (6) is being moved from its unlocking position towards its locking position. Food pressure cooking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SEB S.A
    Inventors: Eric Chameroy, Michel Pierre Cartigny
  • Patent number: 9962029
    Abstract: The invention provides a cooking system that includes a pressure cooker provided with a regulator valve designed to maintain the pressure at a setpoint value, a telecommunications module, and a timer module, the pressure cooker, the telecommunications module, and the timer module being provided with complementary fastener means making it possible to fasten the telecommunications module and the timer module to the pressure cooker as alternatives and in a removable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Laurent Eric Baraille, Nicolas Decroze
  • Patent number: 9392899
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes an upper housing having a first heating plate, a lower housing having a second heating plate, and a temperature probe extending through one of the first heating plate and the second heating plate for detecting an internal temperature of a food item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventors: Kam Fai Fung, Kin Man Lai
  • Patent number: 9295355
    Abstract: A cooking appliance, including: a cavity forming a cooking space of foods; a steam generator to generate steam for cooking the foods; a cooking container placed on a support part formed in the cavity, and having a cooking chamber to cook the foods and a steam hole to supply the steam generated from the steam generator; and a container cover to cover the cooking container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dongseong Kwag, Yangkyeong Kim
  • Patent number: 9254919
    Abstract: A galley for heating food with improved access to galley work areas includes: a partially enclosed galley area having a top galley structure and a work deck in the galley area; and galley insert having a housing and a top mounting element disposed on top of the housing, the galley insert being attached to the top galley structure at the top mounting element, and located above and spaced from the work deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: B/E AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Siebe Schootstra, Nicolaas Johannes van Zwieten, Martijn Klok, Marcus Michael Cornelis Jaspers, Aaron Hawkins, Eid-Beng Goh
  • Patent number: 9132029
    Abstract: A warmer device includes a rechargeable warmer bag containing liquid, a protection device for disposing the rechargeable warmer bag thereat, a charging unit for charging the rechargeable warmer bag to heat up liquid at a usable temperature, and a monitoring device for monitoring the rechargeable warmer bag, wherein the monitoring device includes an actuator operatively linked to the charging device and arranged in such a manner that the actuator is switched on to ensure the heating unit being operated to heat up the liquid, wherein the actuator is actuated by the bag when the bag is expanded, such that the actuator is switched off in response to an expansion of the bag at the protection device to cut off a power supply of the charging unit for preventing the bag being over-expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: ShengQuan Liang
  • Publication number: 20150148980
    Abstract: A cooking environment is described for allocating power between multiple cooking systems and providing a calculated amount of energy to a cooking system. The cooking systems can each include a receptacle and a heating/cooling element to heat a product within the receptacle. A controller can receive requests for power from the cooking systems. Based on the requests for power, the controller allocates an amount of time within a time period in which the heating/cooling elements of each cooking system receive electrical energy. The controller can also allocate specific intervals within the time period in which the heating/cooling elements receive electrical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Marc Singer, Chris Doughty, Randy Hulett, David Doucette, Dan Apone, Frank Roth
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150075509
    Abstract: Oven appliances and methods for operating oven appliances are provided. A method includes determining if a cooktop burner is active during operation of a cooking chamber self-clean cycle. The method further includes deactivating the self-clean cycle if the cooktop burner is active, and continuing the self-clean cycle if the cooktop burner is not active.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Hans Juergen Paller
  • Publication number: 20150040774
    Abstract: The toaster oven of the present invention includes a housing having an internal heating compartment, an upper heating element and a lower heating element. The upper heating element and the lower heating element are independently controllable between zero power and full power in dependence upon a user-selected operating mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Kam Fai Fung
  • Publication number: 20140322416
    Abstract: A pressurized oven is provided having a fully sealed cavity, reduces heat lost, shortens cooking time and saves energy of oven operation. The pressurized oven includes a cavity component, a door assembly, heating elements and a control system that includes a relief valve on top of the cavity. The relief valve includes a valve weight and a venting stub, wherein the valve weight sits on the top of the venting stub. The valve weight disposed on top of the venting stub remains closed and the gas is not released when the pressure is not sufficient to lift the valve weight. When the pressure inside the oven is sufficient to lift the valve weight, the valve weight block is lifted to open the valve, the gas is released and the pressure is decreased. Once the pressure becomes less than the valve weight, the valve closes and gas is no longer released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Gary SANSEVERINO
  • Publication number: 20140305665
    Abstract: Fire protection mist nozzles for industrial oil cookers, oil cookers with fire protection systems, and method of oil cooker fire protection are provided. The mist nozzles operate at pressures between 170 and 250 psi, and provide a unique distribution pattern that allows for variable installations for protection in certain operative environments including oil cookers with various hood configurations. The fire protection nozzles includes a base defining an inlet and an outlet along an axis. The base includes an orifice having an inlet diameter and an outlet diameter. The outlet diameter is preferably greater than the inlet diameter; and the orifice defines a K-factor of less than 1.0 gpm/psi½. The nozzle includes a diffuser aligned with the orifice. The diffuser has a preferably substantially domed portion with a maximum diameter that is less than the summation of the inlet diameter and the outlet diameter of the orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Zachary L. MAGNONE, Jose L. Almeida, Tom Bowder, Chad A. Goyette
  • Publication number: 20140261007
    Abstract: A gas burner safety system comprises dual sensor arrays, the first array positioned proximal to the gas burner and the second array positioned proximal to a control used to turn on and of and regulate the flame of the gas burner. The first array senses the flame components such that a flame signature is obtained when no object is placed on or above the flame and a flame image is obtained when an object is proximal to the flame. By comparing the flame signature and the flame image, a central control unit operatively connected to the sensor arrays can determine the presence or absence of an object proximal to the flame. The second sensor array is positioned to detect a human hand proximal to the control. In operation, if the flame image matches the flame signature and a human hand is not detected proximal to the control, the central control unit turns off the gas burner by causing the closure of a valve in the gas supply line to the gas burner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Adam Simon Golomb
  • Patent number: 8820220
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fissler GmbH
    Inventors: Arnold Thelen, Joachim Neef
  • Publication number: 20140216267
    Abstract: A matchbox oven is disclosed. The matchbox oven includes a housing, a slider, a mover and a heat source. The housing includes a cavity having a first and second openings. The mover moves the slider in and out of the cavity through the first and second openings. The heat source provides heat to the cavity for heating up any food item placed on a portion of the slider located within the cavity. The slider, which is configured to receive food items, includes multiple stoppers to serve as oven covers for preventing heat within the cavity from escaping through the first and second openings. When necessary, a portion of the slider can also be utilized as a heat sink for lowering the temperature of the cavity during oven operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Ovention, Inc.
    Inventor: PHILIP R. MCKEE
  • Publication number: 20140190956
    Abstract: An appliance includes a plurality of electrical loads and a load control circuit including at least a clock enable circuit and a full power timer. The clock enable circuit is configured and operatively connected to activate the full power timer when all of the loads are energized, and the full power timer is configured and operatively connected to de-energize at least one load selected from the plurality of loads on reaching a predetermined full power time limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140157995
    Abstract: A kitchen appliance includes a housing defining a cavity. A heating or cooling element is disposed within the housing. A container is sized and shaped to fit within the cavity. A lid is sized and shaped to at least partially cover an opening of the container. A handle is pivotally mounted to an exterior surface of the side wall of the housing. A first end of the handle is pivotally mounted to the side wall of the housing at a first location. An opposing second end of the handle is pivotally mounted to side wall of the housing at a second location diametrically opposed to the first location. The handle is pivotable between an engaged position which at least a portion of the handle retains the lid in sealing engagement with the container rim and disengage position in which the portion of the handle is spaced-apart from the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick T. Mulvaney, Michael Garman, Martin Brady
  • Patent number: 8747933
    Abstract: A can cooker includes a main body that is generally cylindrical in shape having a bottom portion, wall portion, neck portion, and lid ring. The bottom portion, wall portion, and neck portion may be integrally formed and connected to one another. A lid is sized and shaped to fit within a part of the neck portion. The lid includes an outer lip that engaged with lid ring on the main body in such a way that a seal is formed between the lid ring and the outer lip. The lid is secured to the main body through a plurality of latches. Handles may be placed on the exterior surface of the lid and main body to ease use and transportation of the can cooker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Seth D. McGinn
  • Patent number: 8739690
    Abstract: Provided is a sealing gasket for a cooking utensil for cooking food under pressure, the utensil includes a vessel and a lid that define a cooking enclosure. The gasket having a heel from which at least a first lip projects that is provided with at least one escape window notch that passes through its thickness, and in that the first lip forms a differential movement member enabling the escape window notch to effect a relative movement relative to the heel when the pressure prevailing inside the cooking enclosure exceeds a predetermined threshold, which relative movement enables said escape window notch to open up a leakage orifice via which the cooking enclosure is put into communication with the outside of the utensil. Cooking utensils for cooking food under pressure such as a pressure cooker are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Chameroy, Michel Pierre Cartigny
  • Publication number: 20140120219
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system for monitoring a heating apparatus that includes a motion detector configured to determine whether a person is proximate the heating apparatus. The motion detector is default deactivated. Further disclosed is a heat sensor configured to determine whether the heating apparatus has a temperature that is above a threshold. The heat sensor is default deactivated. A processor is in operable communication with each of the motion detector and the heat sensor configured to cyclically repeat a first countdown. The heat sensor is temporarily activated once during each of the repeated first countdowns. The processor is configured to perform a second countdown when the activated heat sensor determines that the heating apparatus has the temperature that is above the threshold. The second countdown is reset each time the motion detector determines that a person is proximate the heating apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Robert C. Ewell, JR., Douglas L. Garmany, Charles T. Kelly, Charles Philip Wasilewski
  • Publication number: 20140102316
    Abstract: An electric grill for cooking food items comprises: a receptacle for receiving fats and breakaway solids generated during the cooking of the food; and a safety mechanism configured to prevent the grill from operating without at least one movement of the receptacle subsequent to the grill being powered on. Optionally, other safety features include, a fire suppression system, temperatures sensors, proximity sensors for detecting obstructions near the grill, weight sensors, liquid level sensors and infrared photo-interrupter sensors for detecting whether the tray has been removed from the grill, since the grill's last operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Bonnie Lee Buzick, Robert James Bair
  • 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: 8688277
    Abstract: An apparatus that generates brewed beverages by performing one or more chemical and/or mechanical processes may receive requests to produce specified brewed beverages. The apparatus may include a master controller that initiates and controls performance of the chemical and/or mechanical processes to produce the specified beverages. The master controller may adaptively apply one or more process accelerators during the performance of one of the chemical or mechanical processes to accelerate the process or to achieve a desired qualitative or quantitative characteristic for a beverage or a component thereof. The adaptive application of one or more process accelerators may be dependent on a multiple-variable process profile developed for the process and/or a specified beverage. For example, the pressure in a steam wand and/or the depth of the wand may be varied during a process to froth milk in order to produce frothed milk having a desired temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Briggo, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles F. Studor, J. Kevin Nater, Marwan M Hassoun
  • Publication number: 20140013960
    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: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Jean Marie Anota, Eric Chameroy, Herve Eugene Rene Blanc
  • Patent number: 8574649
    Abstract: A stove and a method for preventing a cooked material from being burnt dry are provided. The stove includes a stove body for heating the cooked material, a weighing unit for generating a weighing signal of the cooked material, a monitoring unit for judging whether the user is managing the cooked material, and a computing unit. The weighing signal is changed with time. A plurality of weighing signal change amounts respectively generated within a plurality of time intervals are calculate by the computing unit. According to the weighing signal change amounts, the heat source of the stove body is adjusted. Consequently, the function of preventing the cooked material from being burnt dry will be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Yu-Chien Lin
  • Patent number: 8561525
    Abstract: The invention provides a pressure controlled device and a system for managing the heating time of a pressure controlled device. The system includes a sensing device that allows the timing of a heating period for the pressure controlled device based on temperature and/or pressure values sensed inside the pressure controlled device. A RFID tag is coupled to the sensing device and is operable for generating timing information. The sensing device and the RFID tag are powered by a nano electromechanical (NEM) device that is operable by a source of pressurized air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Bauchot, Jean-Yves Clement, Carole Truntschka
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8546731
    Abstract: An electric appliance for pressure cooking food includes a casing (1) and a lid (4) forming the outer jacket of the appliance, an outer vessel (2) forming the inner chamber of the appliance, a heating element (25) placed in the bottom of the outer vessel (2), a removable inner vessel (3) forming the container (30) for cooking food, wherein the inner vessel (3) includes at least one handhold (31) extending past the periphery of the casing (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Olivier Pellerin, Florent Pontabry, Frederic Seurat
  • Publication number: 20130243921
    Abstract: A process and reactor used for the depth thermal treatment in maize for producing High Performance Integral Nixtamal, a process for treating maize under conditions different from known ones and by which a new product can be manufactured which has been called High Performance Integral Nixtamal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Roberto Leopoldo Castro GENERA, Alicia Olga Lobo IRUEGAS
  • Publication number: 20130233181
    Abstract: A combination food steamer and food processor appliance includes a housing surrounding a motor and a heater. A water cavity is positioned within the housing. At least a portion of a drive shaft extends upwardly beyond a first end of the housing. A jar is removably mountable to the first end of the housing. Portions of a bottom wall and a side wall of the jar define a food processing cavity. A steam cavity is also defined in the jar. At least a portion of the drive shaft extends through a portion of the bottom wall of the jar when the jar is mounted to the housing. A lid is removably mountable to a rim of the side wall of the jar. A basket is removably mountable within the food processing cavity of the jar in a first operating configuration. Portions of a bottom wall and a side wall of the basket define a food steaming cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Allen, Claire Ashley, Drew Carlson, Ernest B. Pryor, JR., Mark C. Steiner, Marta Phillips
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8455028
    Abstract: A method for operating at least one cooking process in a cooking chamber of a cooking appliance is based on a multiple number of parameters that can be entered through an input device of the cooking appliance. Based on the parameters, at least one cooking product and/or cooking program, at least one starting and/or ending time of the cooking of at least one cooking product and/or for at least one cooking program, and at least one cooking parameter can be selected. An output device indicates when each cooking product is to be loaded into and removed from the cooking chamber in dependence of the starting time and/or ending time, and the selection of a multiple number of cooking products. Additionally, the sequence of cooking of the cooking products can be optimized based on at least one parameter that determines at least one cooking parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Rational AG
    Inventors: Manfred Breunig, Michael Greiner
  • Patent number: 8415592
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oven comprising a first chamber and a second chamber, which are separated by separation means, conveyor means for guiding products from the inlet through these chambers to the outlet, temperature control means for controlling the temperature in each chamber individually using a fluid, respectively, and means to adjust the flow distribution over the width of the conveyor means depending on at least one process parameter or recipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: CFS Bakel B.V.
    Inventor: Hendrikus Antonius Jacobus Kuenen
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130042765
    Abstract: Provided is a sealing gasket for a cooking utensil for cooking food under pressure, the utensil includes a vessel and a lid that define a cooking enclosure. The gasket having a heel from which at least a first lip projects that is provided with at least one escape window notch that passes through its thickness, and in that the first lip forms a differential movement member enabling the escape window notch to effect a relative movement relative to the heel when the pressure prevailing inside the cooking enclosure exceeds a predetermined threshold, which relative movement enables said escape window notch to open up a leakage orifice via which the cooking enclosure is put into communication with the outside of the utensil. Cooking utensils for cooking food under pressure such as a pressure cooker are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Chameroy, Michel Pierre Cartigny
  • Publication number: 20130019759
    Abstract: A pressure cooker lid includes a lid body, one or more lid clamps, a pressure valve, and a single control mechanism operable to sequentially control radial movement of the one or more lid clamps and control actuation of the pressure valve. Each of the one or more lid clamps includes a connection element and a clamp element. The pressure valve includes a valve stem. The control mechanism includes a rotary disc coupled to the connection elements and a knob mechanism operable to drive rotation of the rotary disc. Rotation of the rotary disc sequentially drives radial movement of the connection elements and axial movement of the valve stem to operate pressure valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Mahmut Tumenbatur, Jiang Hu, Cheung Lim Ong, Robert W. Stretton, D. Kim Scott
  • Patent number: 8327756
    Abstract: An oven system is disclosed that includes an oven housing. A door is hingedly attached to the housing through a locking assembly designed to lock and seal an opening in the housing. The locking assembly includes floating latch and hinge systems which can be translated into and away from the opening of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kitchen Concepts LLC
    Inventors: Steve Hoffman, Jesus Cordero
  • Patent number: 8299405
    Abstract: Household electrical appliance for heating liquid including a tank, a heating element having at least one resistive track screen-printed on an electrically insulating plate secured to part of said tank, and a device controlling the electrical supply of said heating element. The control device includes several electronic components among which are at least one thermometric component, a switching component capable of opening and closing the electrical power supply circuit for said heating element, and a control component for controlling said switching component according to signals output from said thermometric component. At least said thermometric, switching and control components are located on said insulating plate within a single area free of resistive track, said area being surrounded by a peripheral region free of resistive track and of electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Ireman, Lionnel Durand, Christian Diore
  • 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