Horizontally Adjustable Patents (Class 99/421HH)
  • Patent number: 6038965
    Abstract: A portable barbecue grill apparatus has multiple functions including barbecuing, baking, roasting, and pan broiling, some of which can be accomplished simultaneously on joined cooking elements. The grill apparatus can have an extendable rear lid having a rotisserie attached to a base. Alternatively, a pair of slotted side plates attached to the lid and covered by a heat shield can permit the spacing of the spit from the burner in the lid according to the size of the rotating fool. The lid and base each contain heating elements energized by one or two portable propane tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Inventor: Robert J. Thorndyke
  • Patent number: 5974952
    Abstract: Cooking apparatus includes apparatus to support food to be cooked. A housing surrounds a portion of the support apparatus and defines a portal through which food may be passed into the housing. A fireplace is disposed in the housing to support a fire that produces heated gas for cooking food. The fireplace may include a solid fuel burning grate to support solid fuel used as a flavor enhancing substance to the food being cooked with the grate having a body with apertures through which hot coal is discharged. A hot coal supporting device is disposed beneath the grate to receive the hot coals discharged from the solid fuel burning grate and has a body with apertures through which ash is discharged. An ash bin is disposed beneath the hot coal supporting device to receive the discharged ash. A heated gas passageway is provided in the housing to place the heated gas in fluid communication with an environment outside of a building in which the housing is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventor: Renato Riccio
  • Patent number: 5711209
    Abstract: A barbecue stove has optionally a grill (27), a cooking lid (26) and/or an open top (4) on a heater section (1). A stove door (15) on a door end (2) of the heater section is sized and shaped for receiving heater means such as wood, coal, charcoal, gas burners or electrical heating elements and select vapor-producing items. A chimney end (3) of the heater section has a barbecue oven (9) into which heat, smoke, oxidation vapors and/or water vapor generated in the heater section are directed for cooking meats and other foods selectively on designedly heat-circulation shelves (10) that are positional selectively. An oven door (23, 24, 25) provides entry to the barbecue oven from a design wall and/or walls. At a front of the heater section, a suspension rack (8) is extended vertically upward from the stove top for suspending pins, rotisseries, and other means for positioning meats and/or other foods above the heater section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Inventor: James T. Guines
  • Patent number: 5533440
    Abstract: A rotisserie oven includes a plurality of spits spaced one above the other such that the upper spits are staggered slightly forwardly with respect to the lower spits. Each spit is located forward of respective curved heating plates. Fat dripping from rotating chickens falls therefrom, missing chickens therebelow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Winmint Manufacturing Pty Limited
    Inventor: Jeffery L. Sher
  • Patent number: 5419249
    Abstract: A barbecue grill unit having a plurality of elongated food support units extending transversely across the open top portion of the grill body. The food support units are each simultaneously rotatable about their respective longitudinal axes. The grill unit further includes a selectively positionable rotisserie assembly, and a plurality of longitudinally elongated heat controlling louvers extending in side by side relation longitudinally across the grill body. The louvers are positioned between the rotatable food support units and the heat generation means and are manually, simultaneously rotatable about their respective longitudinal axes thereby permitting selective control of the amount of convective heat passing from the heat generation means to the food support units. An alternate embodiment of the present invention provides a modular barbecue grill assembly wherein a plurality of non-power equipped grill units can be operably coupled to one, power equipped grill unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Assignee: Giuseppe A. Papandrea
    Inventor: Frank Papandrea
  • Patent number: 5156083
    Abstract: A simple, inexpensive, easy to use, portable grill that is fuel-efficient, eliminates flaming totally and retains the natural flavor of food being grilled is provided. The portable grill is formed by the combination of a food supporting grid placed inside a grease collection pan that receives heat from a flame to one side of the pan and a cover extending past the end of the pan, to reflect the heat evenly into the pan. The portable grill can easily be adapted to accept skewers for applications such as in cooking shish kebabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Inventor: Marilena Leighton
  • Patent number: 5048401
    Abstract: A barbecue construction using a pair of dual-type truck wheels, one of the pair forming a lower base member and the other of the pair forming an upper firebox member. The lower wheel is disposed on an underlying ground surface with its wheel hub member facing upwardly, and the upper wheel is disposed, in inverted condition, on the lower wheel so that the upper level is supported by its hub member on the hub member of the lower wheel. The aligned axle bores of each wheel are closed to the passage of air therethrough by a plate arrangement that provides a central axis of rotation of the aligned wheels so that rotation of the upper wheel relative to the lower wheel moves the lug bores associated with the upper wheel into and out of alignment with the lug bores associated with the lower wheel and thereby selectively control the upward passage of air therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Inventor: Charles J. Hoover
  • Patent number: 4932391
    Abstract: A grill device or grill kit, having a base, support post, and a cantilevered support arm, adjustably interconnected for wide accommodation of cooking or grilling situations, outdoors or even indoors in a front-loading stove or fireplace. The support arm, and its revolvable connection to the support post, provide for use of the support arm as a rotisserie, and both a motor and a hand crank are provided for the grill-turning function; and diversity is further accommodated by the grill body itself being adjustable for flat-support use, or for meat-clamping use when the grill and support arm are used as a rotisserie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Inventor: Carl F. Bierdeman
  • Patent number: 4892032
    Abstract: A portable cooking apparatus has a pair of longitudinally elongated stanchions, a spit rod support and a motor support bracket for supporting a drive motor with its power output shaft aligned with the spit rod. A mounting bracket connects the first spit rod support member and the motor support bracket and provides freedom of movement of the motor support bracket with respect to the spit rod support member about pitch and yaw axes which serve to permit the motor support bracket to move with respect to its associated stantion to be aligned with the power output shaft of the motor and the spit rod in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Inventor: Henry Jerome
  • Patent number: 4407189
    Abstract: A wire cooking rack has a horizontal rectangular supporting frame, with main panels hinged to opposing ends thereof. A locking support bracket is welded to each of the opposite ends of the rectangular frame. These brackets lock and hold the hinged panels, preferably in a slightly over center position, so that the weight of anything mounted on or supported by the rack tends to push the hinged panels toward a more firmly secured position, against the support brackets. A number of skewer positions are formed, at different heights, on the main panels, and on secondary panels secured thereto, in order to provide many different optional skewer support positions and to contribute to a firm support of many different kinds, sizes, and shapes of foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1983
    Assignee: AMCO Corporation
    Inventor: Wade Bentson
  • Patent number: 4181074
    Abstract: The rotisserie and brazier comprises a cabinet being closed on its side walls and top and having a pair of doors hingedly mounted on its fowardmost terminal side, a firebox being a trough-like member being coextensive in width and mounted at the lower rearward portion of the cabinet, a grease trough being mounted parallelly adjacent the firebox in the lower forward portion of the cabinet, and a suitably driven rotisserie shaft being journally mounted in the cabinet wherein one of the journals is detachably secured and the opposing journal is hingedly secured to the rotisserie shaft to permit the rotisserie shaft to be pivoted out of the cabinet. The rotisserie and brazier may be further provided with an improved holding basket for retaining meat on the rotisserie spit, and various devices for adjusting the firebox with respect to the meat. The rotisserie and brazier may also be provided with a transporting carriage assembly to permit towing by a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
  • Patent number: 4154154
    Abstract: Several forms of skewered food cooking devices are disclosed, each of which provides means for replaceably supporting a plurality of loaded skewers generally cantilever fashion in cooking relation to a heat source, and means for effecting rotation of each of the skewers about its axis while supported in the cantilever fashion. The rotation effecting means comprise a driven member for each of the skewers, and rotary driving member common to all of the skewers and with which the driven members engage releasably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Inventor: Weldon B. Vivian
  • Patent number: 4112832
    Abstract: Stanchions are supported vertically aligned and each carries a vertically adjustable clamp which carries two rollers which support the weight of a rotisserie spit. One clamp has a bracket which supports a clockwork motor. The motor is connected to the spit by a universal joint to compensate for non-parallel alignment of stanchions or non-level clamps. The motor has a rotatable first spool having a winding key, a pawl to permit winding, a shaft connected to the universal joint, and the first gear of a train. A second spool is rotatably mounted in the motor. A constant torque Negator spring is fixed to the first spool and is unwound therefrom onto the second spool. At the end of the train is a pinion having triangular teeth. A reciprocable escapement plate is driven by the end pinion to control the first spool shaft for constant speed, constant torque rotation of the spit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1978
    Inventors: Anton Severdia, Adrian Joseph
  • Patent number: 4043260
    Abstract: A means to support a rotisserie over an outdoor open fire; the rotisserie being hung from a frame by a chain. An adjusting means is provided to raise or lower the rotisserie relative to the fire, proportional to the heat required. Levelling means is included in order to adjust the level of the rotisserie so as to obtain uniform roasting of the meat mounted thereon. The frame can be disassembled for transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Inventors: Robert H. LaPour, Harold G. Liefbroer
  • Patent number: 3999472
    Abstract: A convertible grilling device of the type heated by solid fuel, in particular by charcoal, is disclosed comprising a stand, an upper frame and a removable substantially box-or parallelepiped-shaped fuel container. Said fuel container has guide pegs engaged in rigid guides and may be converted from a horizontal to vertical working position and vice versa. The fuel container is supported free of any securing or clamping means and is flush within the frame when in the horizontal working position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1976
    Assignee: Sini-Tuote Einto & Einto
    Inventor: Risto Einto
  • Patent number: D417124
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Grand-Bonanza Enterprise Inc.
    Inventor: Spike Chen