Subjacent Receptacle Or Director Patents (Class 99/446)
  • Patent number: 11064838
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus includes a heat source, a supporting device for food, a supporting frame to support the supporting device, a central edge, and two lateral edges connected to the central edge. The lateral edges have a front lower border, a front upper border and a front intermediate border that connects the front lower border with the front upper border. The supporting device for food is placed onto the front upper borders of the two lateral edges and has its lateral border in contact with the front intermediate borders of the lateral edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Giovanni Bonacci
  • Patent number: 11067290
    Abstract: A cabinet and a slide rail kit thereof are disclosed. The cabinet includes an equipment body and a slide rail mechanism. The equipment body includes a first wall and a second wall. One of the first wall and the second wall is provided with a guiding path. The guiding path includes a blocking feature. The slide rail mechanism includes a supporting rail and a stop. The stop can be moved with respect to the supporting rail. When at a particular position, the stop can be blocked by the blocking feature of the guiding path to prevent the supporting rail from being displaced with respect to the equipment body from a predetermined position in a certain direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shih-Lung Huang, Cheng-I Hsu, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 11013366
    Abstract: A grill device includes a first grill seat and a second grill seat movably connected to the first grill seat such that the second grill seat is movable between a closed position, where the second grill seat overlaps with the first grill seat in an up-and-down direction to define a grill space therebetween for accommodating a food to be grilled, and an opened position. The second grill seat has a fume collecting chamber which is disposed opposite to and in spatial communication with the grill space in the up-and-down direction when the second grill seat is in the closed position so that fumes generated during grilling are dissipated successfully and are spontaneously ventilated and exhausted without the need to provide a power activated impeller, thereby reducing the manufacturing cost and saving energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Tsann Kuen (Zhangzhou) Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsing Chuang, Dongmei Chen
  • Patent number: 10934059
    Abstract: A disposable food bag for use with a food tray which has a base of a predetermined length L and a width W, a wall extending upward from the base of a predetermined height H forming a container to provide a predetermined depth D and having a upper perimeter lip, wherein the bag includes a plastic substrate of length L1 which is slightly larger than length L and a width W1 which is slightly larger than width W and has an outer portion is configured to be retained by the perimeter lip, and an inner portion which when the outer portion is so retained has a depth D1 approximately the depth D and has at least one vent opening disposed within the inner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Raymond Hoffman Wiley, Kelly Eileen Gray
  • Patent number: 10687666
    Abstract: A cooking appliance has a base with an upstanding wall defining a hollow interior with an opening. The base is configured to support a cooking grate adjacent to the opening. A lid is configured to be removably attached to the base and allow access to the cooking grate. An electrical cooking element is spaced from the grate and positioned in the hollow interior. A passage is formed in the upstanding wall and has a closure moveable between a closed position and an open position. In the open position, the passage receives and supports the cooking element in the hollow interior of the base to enable cooking with electricity via the cooking element. In the closed position, the closure of the passage at least partially blocks access through the passage into the hollow interior to enable cooking with a combustible solid material deposited in the base without the cooking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: William A. Bucklew, Michael R. Mastroianni, Ross Bartels
  • Patent number: 10568461
    Abstract: Grill rack systems include at least three grill racks and a mounting assembly for supporting the grill racks. The mounting assembly includes a plurality of grill rack mounting elements that are connectable to an inner surface of a grilling device. A grilling device with grill rack system includes an oven section having an outer wall that partially bounds an internal grilling compartment with an access opening and a lid that selectively covers the access opening. The grilling device also includes a grill rack system having at least three grill racks supported by a mounting assembly inside the internal grilling compartment. Oval-shaped grilling devices have the grill racks mounted therein in a vertically spaced configuration, with the front edge of each grill rack progressively recessed relative to an adjacent lower grill rack. At least one grill rack can have a removable grill rack insert and/or be slidable into the grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Traeger Pellet Grills, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Colston, Daniel Altenritter, Matthew Czach
  • Patent number: 10271559
    Abstract: Smoking device includes smoking chamber, smoke generating chamber, smoking heater, communication path, and fan. Smoking chamber houses raw material of a smoked food product. Smoke generating chamber is disposed below smoking chamber. Smoking heater generates smoke in smoke generating chamber by heating smoking material housed in smoke generating chamber. Communication path communicates smoking chamber with smoke generating chamber. Cooling fan cools smoke passing through communication path. According to the present aspect, a desired smoked product can be manufactured by using a sufficient amount of smoke at any smoking temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nitta, Taku Kiriishi
  • Patent number: 10201247
    Abstract: A grill includes a cooking surface. The cooking surface includes at least one grate. The grate has internal heating elements operable to raise the temperature of the great above the temperature achievable via a heat source of the grill. The grate may be referred to as a searing station. In one embodiment, the grill is a wood pellet grill, the heat source is burning wood pellets in a burnpot of the grill, and the heating elements are resistive heating elements fully contained within slats of the grate. A searing station is especially suited for wood pellet grills which operate at lower temperatures than conventional gas or charcoal grills because it combines the slow cooking characteristics of a pellet grill with the quick searing capabilities of an infrared gas grill. The searing station may, however, be used in any type of grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: United States Stove Company
    Inventor: August Jones
  • Patent number: 10117543
    Abstract: Provided is a baking set including a disposable baking pan and a corresponding detachable baking paper. The components of the baking set can be used together for cooking and serving purposes or they can be used separately. When used together as a set, after use, the user can either dispose of the set or detach the baking paper from the disposable baking pan to reuse the disposable baking pan. The baking set may further include another baking paper which may serve as a lid for steam cooking by attaching the baking paper upside down over the baking pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Shmuel Fishel, Abraham Natan Bar On, Alexsander Shmuel Bar On
  • Patent number: 9839321
    Abstract: A grill cage includes a body having four sides and a bottom provided with a plurality of through-holes formed on a surface of the bottom and a plurality of discharge holes framed in one or both edges of the bottom; a cover hingedly engaged to the body, and having four sides corresponding to the four sides of the body, and a bottom provided with a plurality of through-holes formed on a surface of the bottom of the cover, and a plurality of discharge holes formed in one or both edge parts of the bottom surface of the cover; and inner plates each of which is mounted on the body and the cover, and has four sides having a height lower than the sides of the body and the cover, and a plurality of through-holes formed on a bottom surface of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Ju Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 9775465
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus and a cooking grate assembly therefor. The cooking grate assembly includes a food support grate which is positionable on a contoured emitter tray. The contoured emitter tray preferably has either a concave or a convex longitudinal shape. The food support grate is formed of a plurality of side-by-side food support ribs having bottoms which are shaped in a manner corresponding to the contoured shape of the emitter tray so that the bottoms of the ribs run longitudinally along the contoured upper surface of the emitter tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: W.C. BRADLEY CO.
    Inventor: Mallik Ahmed
  • Patent number: 9651262
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides woodstoves that, optionally, produce low emissions. In certain embodiments, the woodstove includes a housing, a firebox disposed in the housing, an air regulator and a secondary air pipe. The air regulator includes a primary air aperture configured to supply primary air to a fire located in the firebox, a plurality of secondary air apertures configured to supply secondary air to a combustible gas emitted by the fire, and a secondary air damper. The present disclosure also provides methods of operating such a woodstove. As measured according to Method 28 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the weighted average emission rate of the woodstove of certain embodiments of the invention is no greater than about 4.5 grams of particulate emissions per hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Brandon Lane Barry, Corey Dewayne Brooks
  • Patent number: 9636618
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a lower housing having a lower heating surface, an upper housing operatively connected to the lower housing and having an upper heating surface, and a smoke exhaust system. The smoke exhaust system includes an air inlet in a lower surface of the upper housing adjacent to the upper heating surface, an exhaust vent formed in the upper housing, and a fan disposed in the upper housing. The fan is configured to draw air through the inlet, into the upper housing, and expel the air through the exhaust vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventors: Kam Fai Fung, Kin Man Lai
  • Patent number: 9578988
    Abstract: The present invention provides a grill pan comprising a main body, plural ribs parallel disposed on the main body, characterizes in that each rib comprises multiple integral segments and is respectively disposed axially on said main body and one end of each segment forms a crest portion along the radial direction and the other end of each segment forms a trough portion along the radial direction and connects to the crest portion of adjacent segment. It forms a new appearance and acquires a pleasing aesthetic effect by applying such structure, at same time, the food will be effectively prevented from slipping on the rib when it is grilled by the grill pan, so the grill degree of the grilled food is more uniform and delicious, moreover, the transverse rib marks will be formed by the crest structure by each rib besides the vertical rib marks formed by the original vertical ribs, so the juice will be sealed from the surface of the grilled beef, thus the delicious flavor is kept.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Tsann Kuen (Zhangzhou) Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ling-Chin Chao, Lifeng Xie
  • Patent number: 9468334
    Abstract: A grill pan, more particularly, a pan with ribs of grill and grill having the same, has a cambered plane for cooking with gradually decreasing height structure, wherein at least two abreast arranged are ribs saliently disposed, and the distance between two adjacent ribs is less than or equal to twofold of the breadth of each rib. The ribs prevent food from falling on the cooking plane of pan as it becomes floppy when cooking, so that the elimination of grease and the effect of cooking won't be affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventors: Ta Chi Liu, Lifeng Xie
  • Patent number: 9226613
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gas barbeque comprising: a cooking tank or pit; a burner (20) contained in the tank and including a set of openings for ejecting gas to be burned; and a cooking grill (21) that is placed through an opening located above the tank. Said gas barbeque is characterized in that the cooking grill (21) comprises solid portions. The gas ejection openings are placed underneath the solid portions of the grill and are oriented upward toward the solid portions of the cooking grill (21), and the distance between the gas ejection openings of the burner (20) and the cooking grill (21) is between 10 mm and 35 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Application Des Gaz
    Inventors: Bruno Cursoux, Didier Tabonet
  • Patent number: 9049955
    Abstract: A smokeless stovetop grilling device includes a grilling surface, a catch tray a manifold and a pressurized fluid source. The grilling surface has a plurality of upward pointing V-shaped first members attached at first and second ends to a first supporting frame. The catch tray has a plurality of hollow core downward pointing V-shaped second members attached at first and second ends to a second supporting frame. Adjacent pairs of the side edges of the first and second members are spaced from one another by a first distance. The first supporting frame is located over the second supporting frame such that drippings from the grilling surface fall into the catch tray. The pressurized fluid source forces cooling fluid through the second members, preventing the catch tray from smoking. A heat conducting element has upward pointing third members extending upwardly between the second members to heat undersides of the first members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen Coutts
  • Publication number: 20150033954
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes an upper housing having a first heating surface and a lower housing operatively connected to the upper housing. The lower housing has a second heating surface having a plurality of apertures therethrough for facilitating the egress of cooking juices from the second heating surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: KAM FAI FUNG, KIN MAN LAI
  • Patent number: 8931472
    Abstract: A cooking unit includes a base pan including a base, an inner wall, and an outer wall extending substantially perpendicularly from the base. A can is positionable on the base pan such that the inner wall extends around the can. A cooking drum is positionable on the base pan such that the can extends around the cooking drum. The cooking drum includes at least one opening extending therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Roger Messmer
  • Publication number: 20140360386
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gas barbeque comprising: a cooking tank or pit; a burner (20) contained in the tank and including a set of openings for ejecting gas to be burned; and a cooking grill (21) that is placed through an opening located above the tank. Said gas barbeque is characterized in that the cooking grill (21) comprises solid portions. The gas ejection openings are placed underneath the solid portions of the grill and are oriented upward toward the solid portions of the cooking grill (21), and the distance between the gas ejection openings of the burner (20) and the cooking grill (21) is between 10 mm and 35 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Bruno Cursoux, Didier Tabonet
  • Patent number: 8863654
    Abstract: A cooking device has a casing 1, a heating chamber 8 provided in the casing 1, an exhaust tube 18 for guiding exhaust from inside of the heating chamber 8 through an electric component chamber 9 in the casing 1 to front face side, and a dew receiving container 4 that is provided on front face side of the casing 1 and that receives and diffuses the exhaust from the exhaust tube 18 to outside of the casing 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinji Asami, Takashi Utsumi, Shinya Ueda, Hiroyuki Kato
  • Publication number: 20140251163
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus for use with an oven to reduce the cooking time of sliced prime rib steaks and prevent the steaks from overcooking includes a base pan to be placed in the oven and a rising pan disposed on the base pan, the rising pan having a top sheet able to be a heating surface for the steaks and at least one insulation layer that creates a first air pocket between the top sheet and the at least one insulation layer, and a second air pocket between the at least one insulation layer and the base pan. The steaks are cooked from heat emanating from above the top sheet. The base pan and insulation layer shield the steaks from rising heat, thereby preventing the steaks from overcooking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
  • Patent number: 8813637
    Abstract: A heating rack includes a plurality of elongate collector units (26), each elongate collector unit including an elongate support section (126) which defines a contact surface for supporting an object (16) to be heated and an elongate collector section (226) shaped to define a channel (35) for receiving exudate flowing via the support sections from a supported object and, in use, to direct the exudate to a collection zone at an end of the channel, wherein the support section and collector section are spaced apart over at least a part of the length of the elongate collector unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Ian Geoffrey Worton, Peter Karl Neath
  • Patent number: 8813740
    Abstract: An oven accessory may include a frame structure formed of a material that is substantially invisible to RF energy and a plurality of removable inserts. The frame structure may include legs and a periphery supported by the legs to be elevated above a base disposed within an oven. The periphery may define a receiving opening and lie in a first plane that is spaced apart from and substantially parallel to a second plane in which the base lies. At least some of the removable inserts may be configured to be interchangeably disposed at the receiving opening independently of each other. At least one of the removable inserts may be configured to define at least one elevated food holding location to combine with at least one other food holding location to enable support of a food product in a substantially vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Linton
  • Patent number: 8813738
    Abstract: A grate assembly for cooking food products and a grilling apparatus which uses the grate assembly for supporting the food during cooking. The grate assembly comprises: (a) a lower grate element having a series of parallel peak structures with valleys therebetween and (b) an upper grate element having a series of parallel food support ribs which are sized and spaced such that each rib will be positioned over the top of a corresponding peak structure. The upper food contacting surfaces of the ribs will remain substantially rust-free at atmospheric and cooking conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: W.C. Bradley Co.
    Inventor: Mallik Ahmed
  • Patent number: 8794131
    Abstract: A grill with improved-configuration grease collecting box comprising feet, a pan mounted on the feet and a heating device on the backside of the pan, the feet form an opening to contain the grease collecting box, both sides of the opening have supports, the opening mounted a grease collecting box inside, and the grease collecting box mounted on the supports, said pan has grease outlet orifices on the top of grease collecting box. The grease collecting box of the present invention located below the pan, it does not occupy the additional space and uneasy to be turn overed by incaution, which add the security; Mounting the grease collecting box on the feet does not need any additional fitting device, and the simple configuration is advantageous to be carried; The grease collecting box being hidden in the feet make the appearance of the grill to be more aesthetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Tsann Kuen (China) Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qisheng Lai, Youming Yang
  • Publication number: 20140208961
    Abstract: Disclosed is a grilling apparatus. The grilling apparatus is particularly configured to allow foods to be cooked over an open flame while minimizing flames and smoke. The flams and smoke are sufficiently reduced to permit the grill to be used indoors. The apparatus employs a grill and an underlying collection plate that cooperate in a manner that limits cooking fluids such as grease from dripping onto the open flame. It also suppresses flames generated by the fuel source. In one particular embodiment, the grill and collection plate are positioned over a stove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Enoch Poon
  • Patent number: 8789457
    Abstract: A holder includes a grid and a tray below to collect any liquids flowing through the grid. The grid and the tray are mutually constrained magnetically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Stefano Tonelli, Cristiano Castelli
  • Patent number: 8752479
    Abstract: An indoor range-top grill allows a user to substantially duplicate outdoor grilling indoors. In some embodiments, the indoor range-top grill sits on top of a gas or electric burner of a stove and uses heat from the burner to grill and cook food. Typically, the indoor range-top grill comprises a grill enclosure having an opening at a top and a hole at a bottom, a burner shield positioned inside the grill enclosure, and a grate positioned above the burner shield. The hole allows heat and flame from the burner through to heat the burner shield. In some embodiments, the burner shield comprises a heat director integrally coupled to a grease ring. Preferably, the heat director burns grease, which thereby adds true BBQ taste/flavor to the food. The grease ring typically guides food residue away from the hole, trapping the food residue between the grease ring and the grill enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Headwater Holding Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Jim Sacherman, Chan Yin Ho, Chen Chien Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140144333
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus and a cooking grate assembly therefor. The cooking grate assembly includes a food support grate which is positionable on a contoured emitter tray. The contoured emitter tray preferably has either a concave or a convex longitudinal shape. The food support grate is formed of a plurality of side-by-side food support ribs having bottoms which are shaped in a manner corresponding to the contoured shape of the emitter tray so that the bottoms of the ribs run longitudinally along the contoured upper surface of the emitter tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: W.C. BRADLEY CO.
    Inventor: W.C. BRADLEY CO.
  • Patent number: 8730038
    Abstract: A grill controller device, which remotely controls any type or grill or oven, comprises a circuit board, a plurality of connector, a power supply system, a control panel, a plurality of temperature control units, a plurality of temperature probes, and a speaker. The grill controller device is wirelessly connected with a graphic user interface so an user can wirelessly operate the grill controller device through the graphic user interface. The grill controller device externally attaches to existing grills and ovens. The plurality of temperature control units adjusts a grill temperature and a plurality of meat temperatures according to the user. A plurality of alerts is controlled by control software and the plurality of alerts comprises different functionality relative to different components. The user is able to control total functionality of the existing grills and ovens through the grill controller device while saving time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Michael Durian, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael B. Durian
  • Patent number: 8671831
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus facilitating the cooking of multiple products simultaneously. More particularly, the present invention relates to cooking tray and cooking rack for securing the cooking tray. The cooking tray of the present invention comprises a downward extending member, a planar surface, convex rounded edges, lateral straight edges, convex upward extending surfaces, lateral upward extending surfaces, a transition area, and circulation vents. The cooking tray is inserted into a cooking rack along support bars or a platform and is secured using a downward extending member that is obstructed by a wire or the edge of the platform, deterring the cooking tray from falling or shifting during use. The cooking tray is removable from the cooking rack by lifting the cooking tray up the height of the downward extending member. The cooking tray is made of either a punched aluminum or wire, with circulation vents such that the products being cooked may be cooked evenly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Winston Products Company, LLC
    Inventors: Barry G. Yates, Winston L. Shelton
  • Patent number: 8646381
    Abstract: An oven rack and drip pan assembly is provided in an appliance, such as an oven. The oven rack includes a support platform and a pair of drip pan rails extending downwardly from opposing sides of the support platform. The drip pan includes opposing side portions configured to be slidably received within the drip pan rails and a plurality of vented portions provided through a surface of the drip pan. The vented portions are configured to allow heated air to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Maureen Donoho
  • Patent number: 8631739
    Abstract: The invention relates to a grill having a heating element for heating food, a cooking grate positioned above the heating element and having a plurality of openings for permitting grease to pass where the plurality of openings are arranged around the heating element, and a touch control for adjusting a temperature of said heating element. The touch control has an increase button to elevate the temperature of the heating element and a decrease button to lower the temperature of the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Kenyon International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Reischmann, Phillip Williams
  • Publication number: 20140013964
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a cooking assembly. The cooking assembly comprises: one or more grill plates positioned over a heat source; mounting means for said one or more grill plates, including forward and rear mounts either side of said heat source; and a liquid collection tray positioned to collect liquids generated during the cooking process on said grill plates and to direct said liquids away from said grill plates and said heat source to a collection reservoir for disposal thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Gavin Hill
  • Publication number: 20140000463
    Abstract: A cooking appliance (1) of the grill or barbecue type, comprises a frame (10) supporting a cooking surface (2) on which foodstuffs to be cooked can be arranged, and a heating surface (3) arranged opposite said cooking surface (2). The frame (10) defines a housing (4) parallel to a horizontal plane (P) and designed to accommodate the cooking surface (2) between a storage position in which it lies on the bottom of the housing (4) and a use position in which it is inclined at an angle ? to said horizontal plane (P). The heating surface (3) is connected to the frame (10) by a hinge (5) allowing the displacement of the heating surface (3) between a passive position in which it closes the housing (4) and an active position in which it is inclined at an angle ? to the horizontal plane (P), the housing (4) is open and the cooking surface (2) can be deployed and positioned opposite the heating surface (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: David Di Mauro, Marc Parmentier
  • Publication number: 20130298779
    Abstract: The invention relates to a barbecue accessory comprising a chicken roaster for preparing poultry, in particular chicken, arranged vertically on a barbecue. The barbecue accessory comprises a chicken roaster formed from a poultry holder and a base plate, and a roasting hood extending over the chicken roaster and surrounding, at least partially the roaster. A gap, through which the hot gases coming from the barbecue penetrate into the roasting hood, is provided between the hood and the base plate of the chicken roaster when in the ready-to-use state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Gurris GmbH
    Inventor: Matthias Gurris
  • Patent number: 8563900
    Abstract: An oven body includes a grilling chamber provided with several far infrared ray heaters and a smoking chamber that emits smoke from the charcoal heated by electric heaters, wherein the meat to be roasted is rotated in the grilling chamber by a rotating means, rotating alternately through a far infrared ray heating area where far infrared ray concentrates and through a smoking area where smoke concentrates, in which process the roasting operation by the far infrared ray and the smoking operation with particular scent of a charcoal are carried out simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Dae-Hee Han
  • Patent number: 8505443
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus includes a first and second cooking vessel, a drain manifold connecting the first and second cooking vessel to a drain container for storing cooking medium, a first drain valve and second drain valve configured to connect the first and second cooking vessel with the drain container. A first drain lever selectively opens and closes the first drain valve, and a second drain lever selectively opens and closes the second drain valve. A first and second drain lever indicator indicate an operational status of the first and second drain valves, respectively. A controller monitors the first and second drain valve. When the first drain valve is open, the second drain lever indicator indicates a warning when the second drain lever is operated. When the second drain valve is open, the first drain lever indicator indicates a warning when the first drain lever is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Henny Penny Corporation
    Inventors: Trent Abney, Steve Werts, Tim Landwehr, Gary Summons, Gary Mercer
  • Publication number: 20130180412
    Abstract: A cooking grill includes a housing defining a cooking chamber and has a door hinged at a bottom thereof. The cooking grill further includes a heating element disposed in the cooking chamber, and a cooking surface slidably disposed to slide in and out of the housing through the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Alfred F. CONTARINO, JR.
  • Patent number: 8430087
    Abstract: A cooking appliance having a heating source and a cooking surface disposed above the heating source. A temperature sensing probe is located between the heating source and the cooking surface for indicating to a user the temperature at or near the cooking surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Char-Broil, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Johnston, Joe Andrews
  • Patent number: 8424450
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus equipped with a heating device enabling uniform distribution of heat. The cooking apparatus includes a plate to put a cooker thereon, a heater disposed under the plate, and a guide member disposed between the plate and the heater to induce energy emitted from the heater toward the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Suk Jeon, Jong Hak Hyun, Jong Chull Shon, Tae Woo Kim
  • Publication number: 20130032041
    Abstract: In a cooking device having a cooking chamber including a plurality of side walls, a bottom, and a fat drain to allow fat and other cooking residues to be discharged therethrough from the cooking chamber outward, the fat drain is arranged in a side wall of the cooking chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Gerhard Kramer, Hubert Brunner
  • Patent number: 8353282
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a disposable stove top covering that is used to protect the surface of the stove top during cooking. The stove top covering is comprised of a substantially planar sheet of material that may have decorative indicia or graphic thereon, such indicia may include recipes, instructions and/or information, etc. The cover is designed to protect the stove top as well as absorb fluids, such as oil, sauce and water. A bottom fluid impervious layer protects the stove top while an absorbent layer retains any spills with the top layer having micro holes for fluids to pass through and retained thereby. Also provided is a lip passing around the periphery of the cover and each heating element to contain fluids and food particle on the disposable cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Rodney B. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20130000629
    Abstract: A unitary barbecue heat source bed and fluid removal channel combination, comprising a plurality of heat source beds, an inclined channel for removing fluid, the heat source beds being adjacent to the channel, wherein the heat source beds and channel are unitary and preferably made from a single sheet of metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: James Christopoulos
  • Patent number: 8307760
    Abstract: A device for roasting fowl includes a base pan shaped to have a first supporting surface and a second supporting surface; an insert extending vertically from the first support surface of the base pan for mounting the fowl; wherein the first supporting surface of the base pan rests in a cooking apparatus to allow for roasting of the fowl in a vertical manner, and the second supporting surface of the base pan rests in the cooking apparatus to allow for roasting of the fowl in a horizontal manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: King's Flair Development Ltd.
    Inventor: Alex S. W. Wong
  • Patent number: 8242413
    Abstract: A method of controlling an oven is provided. The oven includes a first heater, a second heater having a lower output than the first heater, at least one third heater, and at least one fan blowing a heat of the third heater to a cavity. The first heater operates for cooking food and then the second heater operates after the first heater stops. Then, the third heater and the fan continuously operate while the first heater and second heater operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Moo Yeon Choi, Eui-Seog Jeong
  • Publication number: 20120156349
    Abstract: A grill configured to cook food placed above it. The grill comprising a base having an interior and containing a support for the food being cooked and gas jets for burning gas and generating heat to cook the food. The gas jets are directed downwards towards the interior of the base, thereby heating a bed of heat absorbent inert material. This material is heated by the gas jets and then radiates heat upwardly in the direction towards the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: CLAY OVEN CO. LTD
    Inventor: Shahai Gulian
  • Patent number: 8181640
    Abstract: A portable cooking system comprising a base tray, a grill plate, a lid, and a reflector is provided. The base tray comprises a heating through hole and a basin provided at a bottom of the base tray. The grill plate comprises a central opening, a substantially annular surface, and a plurality of drain holes in the annular surface. The reflector of an upturned bowl shape comprises a reflecting bump, radial furrows, and radial ridges alternatively disposed between the radial furrows, and the reflector is attached to a ceiling of the lid. Some of the radial furrows and the radial ridges are disposed on an inner surface of the upturned bowl shape, such that the heating airflow that rise upward through the heating through hole and hit a center portion of the reflector are guided outwardly to reach evenly over to the grill plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Jun-Gyu Park
  • Patent number: 8176843
    Abstract: An outdoor cooking grill includes a removeable grease drip pan. The grease drip pan has a number of removable fluid pans designed to collect grease and/or other fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: David Adam Pliml