US Pat. No. 10,070,754

FUEL EFFICIENT GRILL FOR DIRECT AND INDIRECT COOKING

WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS LL...

1. A grill comprising:a lid, the lid having an inner wall and an outer wall and forming a substantially hollow plenum between the inner wall and outer wall;
a grill body having a top, a bottom and a plurality of air intake slots on the bottom, the air intake slots having a key shape;
an insert secured within the grill body, the insert having a top portion, a bottom portion and an intermediate portion, the top portion adapted to engage the top of the grill body, the intermediate portion adapted to support an annular retaining member and the bottom portion adapted to support a fuel grate;
a hinged deflector plate that is supported by the annular retaining member; and
wherein the hinged deflector plate includes a middle section and two end sections wherein each end section is connected by a hinge assembly to the middle section such that one or both end sections may be rotated upwardly and wherein each section includes a substantially hollow plenum.

US Pat. No. 9,799,199

REMOTE COOKING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A temperature monitoring system for at least one of monitoring and controlling a temperature status of a food item from
a location different than a location at which the food item is located, the temperature monitoring system comprising:
a first unit comprising a display; a memory storing at least two or more cooking item profiles and a suggested correct cooking
temperature associated with each possible cooking graduation of each cooking item profile; and a processing unit positionable
at a location near the food item being cooked and external to a cooking device, the processing unit being operatively connectable
to at least one temperature sensing device placeable at a plurality of locations relative to the food item by which a temperature
of the food item is measurable during a cooking operation in a cooking device; the processing unit being adapted and configured
to:

(i) monitor sensed data from the temperature sensing device by receiving, storing, processing and displaying the sensed data;
(ii) receive, store, process and display user-selectable data entries representing a cooking item profile and a cooking graduation;
(iii) calculate and display on the display an estimated finish time based on the user-selectable data, the suggested correct
cooking temperature, and the sensed data from the temperature sensing device, and determine when the sensed data indicates
the suggested correct cooking temperature is reached;

(iv) relay an indication to a user via an alert signal; and
(v) wirelessly transmit at least one of the sensed data, user-selectable data entries, and said indication to at least one
second unit; and

at least one second unit remotely positionable from both the first unit and the cooking device comprising a computerized electronic
device having hardware, firmware and software adapted and configured for installation of a computer application adapted and
configured to:

(i) monitor the sensed data, user-selectable or user-entered data, and indication by receiving, processing, displaying, and
storing data from the first unit;

(ii) receive, process, display and store user-selectable data entries; and
(iii) transmit said indication to a user via an alert signal.

US Pat. No. 10,067,004

WIRELESS TEMPERATURE MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF FOOD

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A temperature monitoring system for monitoring a temperature status of an item, the temperature monitoring system comprising:a base comprising a top surface having a recess, and a bottom surface, the top surface being angled relative to the bottom surface, and the bottom surface including a mounting portion configured for mounting or placing the base onto a surface, and the recess having at least one protrusion; and
a first unit comprising a bottom portion and a display surface on an opposite side of the first unit relative to the bottom portion, wherein the bottom portion comprises at least two indents each shaped to correspond to the protrusion, and the bottom portion is removably engageable by snap or friction fit with the top surface of the base so that the first unit is removably engageable with the base in at least a first orientation and a second orientation relative to the base, wherein, when the first unit is engaged with the base in the at least first orientation and second orientation, the display surface is angled relative to the surface;
the first unit further configured to monitor a measured temperature of an item and to one or more of display information regarding the measured temperature or wirelessly transmit said information to a second unit located at a different location than the first unit.

US Pat. No. 9,357,833

BRUSH WITH REPLACEABLE TWISTED-IN-WIRE BRISTLE ASSEMBLY

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A grill brush having a handle portion and a head portion having first and second sides and a downwardly projecting first
and second flange member associated with each of said first and second sides, comprising:
a bristle assembly formed from a continuous length of twisted wire and twisted-in-wire bristle material, the bristle assembly
having a first stem length portion of twisted wire and a second stem length portion of twisted wire generally parallel to
the first stem length portion and an intermediate portion between said first and second stem length portions, said intermediate
portion having twisted-in wire bristle material and being formed into at least two parallel rows of twisted-in wire bristle
material, each row being generally parallel to said first and second stem length portions, wherein each of said stem length
portions include at least one protrusion along the length of each of said stem length portions; and

at least one aperture or receiving means on each of said first and second flanges for engaging said protrusions on each said
stem length portions.

US Pat. No. 9,505,421

TANK SUPPORT FOR PORTABLE GRILL WITH CART

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A tank support system for securing a fuel tank to a grill cart and above the ground or other support surface, comprising:
a u-shaped frame member having a platform support portion and two hook portions to suspend said frame member from a support
assembly of said grill cart;

a tank retention member attached to the u-shaped frame member between the hook portions and the platform support portion;
and

a base frame member having a plurality of support members, one end of each support member having a clamp portion to pivotably
engage the platform support portion and the other end of each of the support members having a hook to engage an axle of said
cart.

US Pat. No. 9,901,211

BARBECUE SUPPORT ASSEMBLY

WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS LL...

1. A barbecue support assembly to support a removable food retention device at a preselected height above a cooking surface
of a grill, said food retention device having an upper surface, the barbecue support assembly comprising:
said food retention device having a fixed end removably insertable into an aperture and a free end for holding or supporting
food;

a frame having two ends and positionable on said grill having at least two spaced apart vertical uprights, said vertical uprights
having a front side and a rear side;

at least one upper transverse bar extending between said at least two vertical uprights and attached directly to the rear
side of said vertical uprights;

at least one lower transverse bar extending between said at least two vertical uprights and attached directly to the front
side of said vertical uprights, said lower bar positioned vertically below said upper transverse bar;

wherein a space is created by a gap between said upper and lower transverse bars which create said aperture to support said
food retention device at a preselected height above the cooking surface, said upper transverse bar preventing upward rotation
of said fixed end of said food support device and said lower transverse bar preventing downward rotation of said free end
of said food retention device such that the food retention device is cantilevered generally horizontally over said cooking
surface of said grill;

further wherein the fixed end of said food retention device includes a hook portion and an offset portion to aid in insertion
of the fixed end of the food retention device into the aperture between the upper and lower transverse bars, the hook and
the offset portion not projecting above said upper surface of said food retention device; and,

a log assembly having a rotatable and removable leg member associated with each end of said frame.

US Pat. No. 9,210,993

BRUSH WITH REPLACEABLE TWISTED-IN-WIRE BRISTLE ASSEMBLY

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A brush for cleaning a grill or other surface, comprising:
a handle having a gripping end and a forward end;
a head portion extending from said forward end, said head portion having a front edge, two sides, a bottom surface and a top
surface, wherein one said sides includes a first flange projecting below said bottom surface of said head portion and the
other said side includes a second flange projecting below said bottom surface of said head portion, and each said first and
second flange having at least one aperture; and

a bristle assembly formed from a continuous piece of twisted wire and twisted-in wire bristle material, the bristle assembly
having a first stem end portion having a length of twisted wire and said length being parallel and adjacent to the first flange
of the head portion, an intermediate portion having twisted-in wire bristles and being formed into at least two generally
parallel rows of twisted-in wire bristles, and a second stem end portion having a length of twisted wire and said length being
parallel and adjacent to the second flange of the head portion, wherein each said twisted wire stem end portion included at
least one protrusion along each said length which is capable of removable engagement with said apertures on each of said flanges.

US Pat. No. 9,730,553

FOOD SUPPORT RACK FOR GRILL

WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS LL...

2. A food support assembly for use in cooking, comprising:
a frame having two sides and two ends, each of the sides including a substantially horizontal upper flange connected to a
vertical leg, wherein each horizontal upper flange includes a plurality of opposing apertures;

a plurality of food support members, each member having two opposing ends interconnected by a body portion, each end of each
food support member having an inner leg portion and an outer leg portion, the inner and outer leg portions interconnected
by an intermediate first loop portion and a second loop portion, wherein the food support member is secured to the side members
of the frame by selectively inserting the first loop portions or second loop portion of each end of each food support member
into the opposing apertures in the horizontal flanges of each side member; and

a locking rail attached to and generally parallel with the vertical leg portion of each side member of the frame and positioned
below the upper horizontal flanges, the locking rail having a vertical portion including openings aligned with the apertures
on the horizontal flanges, the openings on the locking rail include a vertical opening and a recess portion to selectively
engage the first loop portion or the second loop portion of each end of the food support members.

US Pat. No. 9,357,832

BRUSH WITH REPLACEABLE TWISTED-IN-WIRE BRISTLE ASSEMBLY

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A brush for cleaning a grill or other surface comprising:
a handle having a gripping end and a forward end;
a head portion extending from said forward end, said bead portion having a front edge, a top surface, a bottom surface and
two sides, wherein each side includes a flange projecting below said bottom surface, each said flange including at least one
aperture and at least one notch;

a bristle assembly formed from twisted-in-wire bristle material and twisted wire material having a first stem portion of twisted
wire material generally perpendicular to said flanges, a plurality of bristle portions of twisted-in-wire bristle material
generally parallel to each other and to the first stem portion and a plurality of intermediate stem portions of twisted wire
material alternating with said bristle portions, wherein said first stem portion is received in said apertures on said flanges
and said intermediate stem portions are received and engaged by said notches on said flanges.

US Pat. No. 9,187,108

FOLDING CART FOR PORTABLE GRILL

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A folding cart for a grill, the grill having a lid with a handle and two pairs of legs, namely a right and left front leg
and a right and left rear leg, and a foot portion associated with each leg, the folding cart comprising:
a table top assembly having an upper support surface for supporting and securing the grill, the table top assembly including
two leg lock slots and two pairs of toe clips, namely a front right and front left toe clip and a rear right and rear left
toe clip, each toe clip projecting above the upper support surface of the table top assembly and capable of engaging a corresponding
foot portion of each leg of the grill;

a support frame assembly having a first pair of collapsible legs and a second pair of collapsible legs, each leg of each pair
having an upper end and a lower end, the first and second pairs of legs pivotably connected approximately halfway between
the upper and lower ends of the legs, wherein the upper end of the first pair of legs is pivotably mounted to a left side
of the table top assembly and the lower end terminates in a support end, and wherein the lower end of the second leg terminates
in a support end and the upper end of the second pair of legs terminate in an upper end which includes leg lock members for
releasable engagement with the leg lock slots of the table top assembly; and

a handle assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,820,610

BARBECUE SUPPORT ASSEMBLY

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A barbecue support assembly to support a skewer over a grill at a preselected vertical height, the barbecue support assembly
comprising:
a skewer having a fixed end and a food support end for holding food;
a frame having a base which is selectively and removably positionable on said grill;
at least two spaced apart vertical uprights supported by said base and extending upwardly therefrom;
at least one generally circular upper member attached to an inner side of said vertical uprights above said grill and supported
by said uprights;

at least one generally circular lower member attached to and supported by an outer side of said vertical uprights and vertically
below said generally circular upper member, wherein a space created by a vertical gap between said upper and lower members
creates an aperture to support said skewer at said preselected height above the grill, said upper member directly preventing
upward rotation of said fixed end of said skewer and said lower member directly preventing downward rotation of said food
support end of said skewer such that the food support end of said skewer is cantilevered over a cooking portion of said grill
at essentially any desired position around the circumference of said circular member.

US Pat. No. 10,070,755

FUEL EFFICIENT GRILL FOR DIRECT AND INDIRECT COOKING

WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS LL...

1. A grill comprising:a lid, the lid having an inner wall and an outer wall and forming a substantially hollow plenum between the inner wall and outer wall;
a grill body having a top, a bottom and a plurality of air intake slots on the bottom, the air intake slots having an elongated portion and a protruding portion;
an annular retaining member;
an insert secured within the grill body, the insert having a top portion, a bottom portion and an intermediate portion, the top portion hanging from the top of the grill body, the intermediate portion adapted to support the annular retaining member and the bottom portion adapted to support a fuel grate; and,
a deflector plate supported by the annular retaining member, the deflector plate having a first layer and a second layer and a downwardly projecting member, each layer having a perimeter at an outer edge, wherein the first layer is attached to the second layer at least at the perimeter of each layer to create a substantially enclosed, substantially hollow plenum between the first and second layers.

US Pat. No. 10,537,199

DIGITAL POWER SUPPLY

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A method of delivering power, comprising the steps of:using one or more user input devices to select a first and second power setting for a first and second heating element, respectively;
electronically communicating the power settings to a microprocessor and using the microprocessor to calculate a total amount of power requested;
using the microprocessor to populate, and store in a memory, a first and second power array corresponding to the first and second heating element, respectively;
using the microprocessor to calculate a first and second phase angle array corresponding to the first and second power array;
causing the microprocessor to receive a zero crossing signal from a zero crossing detection unit; and
for a first time period, activating a first triac to deliver a phase-controlled AC wave pattern comprising phase-controlled AC wave cycles corresponding to the first phase angle array to the first heating element and delivering a phase-controlled AC wave pattern comprising phase-controlled AC wave cycles corresponding to the second phase angle array to the second heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,339,783

REMOTE COOKING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A remote unit for monitoring a temperature status of a food item, the remote unit comprising:a power supply;
a screen;
a receptacle that receives a connector of a temperature sensor;
a communication unit for wireless communication; and
one or more processors, the one or more processors being adapted and configured to receive sensed data from the temperature sensor, display the sensed data on the screen, use the communication unit to establish a wireless connection, and transmit the sensed data over the wireless connection;
wherein the remote unit further comprises hardware, firmware and software adapted and configured for installation of a computer application; and
wherein the remote unit is further configured to receive a user input representing a cooking parameter and to display, on the screen, an estimated time said cooking parameter will be reached.

US Pat. No. 10,281,144

GAS INLET FIXTURE AND AIR SHUTTER

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A gas inlet fixture for use with a gas burner tube in conjunction with a gas control valve having a neck and a gas orifice, the burner tube having an open end, a length and a cross-sectional shape, the gas inlet fixture comprising:a face generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the open end of the burner tube, the face having a central opening and at least two tabs adjacent to the central opening and projecting generally rearward from the face;
a plurality of rearwardly projecting flanges generally perpendicular to the face, the flanges adapted to cooperate with the open end of the burner tube; and,
wherein the tabs of the central opening slidably engage the neck of the control valve to provide positive contact with and a friction fit between the tabs and the neck of the control valve such that the gas inlet fixture is free to move longitudinally along the neck of the control valve to accommodate the expansion and contraction of the burner tube along the neck of the control valve, and wherein the tabs of the central opening substantially centers the neck of the control valve with the center of the burner tube.

US Pat. No. 10,551,893

DIGITAL POWER SUPPLY WITH WIRELESS MONITORING AND CONTROL

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. An electric grill having a digital power supply, comprising:at least one heating element connected through a triac to a voltage line;
a microprocessor in electronic communication with the triac; wherein the microprocessor is configured to deliver a first, second, or third discrete power level to the heating element by activating or deactivating the triac;
at least one temperature sensing device for measuring the temperature at a position in the electric grill, the temperature sensing device being in electronic communication with the microprocessor and configured to communicate the sensed temperature to the microprocessor; and
a band controller; the band controller being configured to receive a desired target temperature and determine an upper temperature band and a lower temperature band, the range between the upper temperature band and the lower temperature band being based on the desired target temperature;
wherein the band controller is further configured to raise the lower temperature band and the upper temperature band relative to the desired target temperature as the desired target temperature increases; and
wherein the microprocessor is further configured to deliver the first discrete power level when the sensed temperature is below the lower temperature band; to deliver the second discrete power level when the sensed temperature is between the lower temperature and the upper temperature band; and to deliver the third discrete power level when the sensed temperature is above the upper temperature band.

US Pat. No. 10,395,506

REMOTE COOKING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A method for monitoring a cooking status of at least one food items in a cooking device during a cooking operation, comprising the steps of:a processing unit accepting, storing and displaying user-selectable data including one or more cooking parameters selected by a user;
placing at least one temperature sensing device to detect a temperature of the at least one food item;
sensing at least one temperature with the at least one temperature sensing device operatively connected to the processing unit;
the processing unit receiving and storing the at least one temperature sensed by the at least one temperature sensing device and establishing a wireless connection with at least one second unit;
the processing unit transmitting the at least one temperature and one or more cooking parameters wirelessly to at least one second unit,
downloading an application, via the internet, to the second unit, wherein the application has a user interface and is configured to run on the second unit;
the user interface of the application accepting, storing, and displaying user-selectable data, and associating a suggested correct cooking temperature with the user-selectable data; and
calculating and displaying, on the user interface of the application, an estimated finish time based on the user-selectable data, the suggested correct cooking temperature, and the temperature sensed by the at least one temperature sensing device.

US Pat. No. 10,254,171

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING A TEMPERATURE-RELATED CONDITION

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A system for monitoring a temperature related condition of an object, the system comprising:at least one remote unit comprising a remote unit body defined by an annularly-extending side surface, a flat top surface, and a flat bottom surface, where the remote unit body is attachable to a temperature sensor configured to measure the temperature of the object;
a remote unit base removably connectable to the remote unit, the remote unit base having a magnetic portion that is operable to permit removable connection to a heating device;
at least one computing device, positioned within the remote unit body, the at least one computing device comprising at least a processor, a non-transitory memory storage device, and an input-output device configured for wireless communication, wherein the computing device is configured to analyze temperature data measured by the temperature sensor and thereby determine a current temperature related condition and a relation of the current temperature related condition to a pre-set or desired temperature related condition of the object; and
wherein the at least one remote unit includes at least one user interface positioned on the top surface of remote unit body and configured to display a plurality of colored lights, wherein each of said plurality of colored lights corresponds to a different relation of the current temperature related condition to the pre-set or desired temperature related condition.

US Pat. No. 10,610,054

ASH CATCHER AND SUPPORT CLIP FOR GRILLS

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. An ash catcher system for use with a grill, the grill having a plurality of angular legs, each leg having a circumference, the system comprising:a fire resistant ash catcher pan having an upper rim, a lower generally horizontal and downwardly facing outer rim, and a bowl portion;
a plurality of support clips, each support clip having a generally circular collar portion having a circumference that substantially surrounds the entire circumference of each angular leg, said collar portion having an outer edge that runs parallel to each angular leg, a pair of squeeze arms attached to one side of the collar portion, each squeeze arm including an angled portion and a grip portion, each grip portion forming a substantially flat planar tab, each planar tab being parallel to each other;
at least one slot on the collar portion, the slot being parallel to the circumference of the collar portion; and
a support flange attached to an upper portion of the collar portion on a side opposite the squeeze arms, the support flange extending laterally outward from said collar portion, wherein the support flange forms an angle with the outer edge of the collar such that each of the support flanges are disposed in a generally horizontal position when the clips are attached to the angular legs.

US Pat. No. 10,559,186

REMOTE COOKING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A temperature monitoring system for monitoring a temperature status of at least one food item, the temperature monitoring system comprising:a first unit comprising a processing unit and a wireless transmitter positioned within a housing, the processing unit being in communication with the wireless transmitter and further connectable to at least one temperature sensing device external to the housing, the temperature sensing device being placeable at a plurality of locations relative to the food item by which a temperature of the food item is measurable during a cooking operation in a cooking device;
the processing unit being adapted and configured to receive a current temperature from the temperature sensing device and to wirelessly transmit the current temperature over said wireless transmitter; and
a computer application, adapted and configured for installation on at least one second unit, said computer application adapted and configured to receive the wirelessly transmitted current temperature from the processing unit, and further adapted and configured to:
(i) display a user interface, the user interface being divided at least into a detailed information section and a menu bar, the menu bar comprising tabbed categories including a stats category and a recipe category;
(ii) in response to selection of the stats category of the menu bar, display at least one user-selectable cooking item profile, a suggested correct cooking temperature associated with the selected cooking item profile, and the received current temperature in the detailed information section of the user interface; and
(iii) in response to selection of the recipe category of the menu bar, display a plurality of recipes in the detailed information section of the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,388,141

REMOTE COOKING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. An apparatus for monitoring a cooking item's status, comprising:a display for displaying a user interface, the user interface being divided at least into a detailed information section and a menu bar, the menu bar comprising tabbed categories including a stats category and a recipe category;
a memory having stored therein at least two cooking items' profiles, and a suggested correct cooking temperature associated with each possible cooking graduation of each cooking item's profile;
a user input device adapted and configured to receive at least one user-selection of a cooking graduation of a cooking item's profile;
a communication unit configured to wirelessly receive the cooking item's current temperature; and
a processor, in operable communication with the display, the memory, the user input device, and the communication unit, being adapted and configured to:
(i) retrieve, from the memory, the suggested correct cooking temperature associated with the user-selected cooking graduation of the cooking item's profile;
(ii) compare said cooking item's current temperature to the retrieved suggested correct cooking temperature;
(iii) in response to selection of the stats category of the menu bar, display at least the cooking item's current temperature and the suggested correct cooking temperature in the detailed information section of the user interface; and
(iv) in response to selection of the recipe category of the menu bar, use the communication unit to retrieve, via the internet, a plurality of recipes and display the recipes in the detailed information section of the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,758,084

FUEL EFFICIENT GRILL FOR DIRECT AND INDIRECT COOKING

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A hinged deflector plate for use in a grill, the grill having an annular retaining member, a cooking grate and a fuel grate, the hinged deflector plate comprising:a middle section, the middle section having a generally flat first layer and a generally flat second layer, the second layer attached to the first layer and a substantially enclosed and hollow plenum formed between the first and second layers;
two end sections, each end section having a generally flat first laser and a generally flat second layer, the second layer attached to the first layer and a substantially enclosed and hollow plenum formed between the first and second layers;
a first hinge assembly connecting one end section to the middle section;
a second hinge assembly connecting the other end section to the middle section;
wherein the hinged deflector plate is supported on the annular retaining member between the fuel grate and the cooking grate of the grill to form a heat barrier therebetween;
wherein the hinge assembly is composed of two mating pairs of hinge members having a face plate, a pair of upper flanges, a pair of lower mounting flanges, a knuckle and a guide; and,
wherein one or both end sections may be rotated upward about said hinge assemblies, thereby removing a portion of the heat barrier of said hinged deflector plate.

US Pat. No. 11,071,175

REMOVABLE ELECTRIC GRILL CONTROLLER WITH MOUNT

WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS LL...


1. An electric grill assembly, comprising:a housing;
a mounting bracket having a front surface, a top surface, a left side, a right side, a bottom surface, and a generally open back plane;
said mounting bracket's back plane having at least two flanges for mounting said mounting bracket to said housing; an elongated slot spanning along the mounting bracket's front surface;
a first and second tab respectively positioned on the slot's left and right edges; and
an electronic controller having a power cord, and further comprising a first and second spring element, said first and second spring element being aligned to respectively engage said first and second tab when said electronic controller is attached to said mounting bracket;
wherein the power cord is connectable to a voltage line and a neutral line such that the neutral line is in electrical communication with the first and second spring element and forms an electrical path for electrical current to flow from the housing, through the mounting bracket, through the first and second tabs, through the first and second spring elements, and to the neutral line when the electric controller is in the engaged position so as to electrically ground the housing of the electric grill; and wherein said housing, said mounting bracket, said first and second tabs, and said first and second spring elements are made of electrically conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,942,066

TEMPERATURE MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS LL...

1. A temperature monitoring system for monitoring a temperature of a food item, the temperature monitoring system comprising:a base comprising a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface being angled relative to the bottom surface, the top surface having a recess and at least one protrusion in the recess, and the bottom surface including a mounting portion configured for mounting or placing the base onto a mounting surface; and
a first unit comprising a bottom portion, a display surface further comprising at least one indicator, and a side surface which extends between the bottom portion and the top surface, the side surface further comprising a port for electrically engaging a thermal probe;
wherein the bottom portion further comprises at least two indents each shaped to correspond to the at least one protrusion, and the bottom portion is removably engageable with the top surface of the base so that the first unit is removably engageable with the base in at least a first orientation and a second orientation relative to the base.

US Pat. No. 10,667,648

BURNER TUBE AND VENTURI FOR GAS GRILL

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A venturi member for use in a burner tube for a gas grill, the burner tube having a length, a top with gas ports and a bottom, the venturi member comprising:a front face having a top and a bottom, the front face including an opening to accommodate a neck of a gas valve;
a top flange extending rearwardly from the top of the front face and a substantially parallel bottom flange extending rearwardly from the bottom of the front face;
a downwardly sloping top constricting flange extending rearwardly from the top flange and an upwardly sloping bottom constricting flange extending rearwardly from the bottom flange, the top constricting flange and bottom constricting flange converging to form a throat area;
an upper arcuate portion extending rearwardly from the top constricting flange; and
a lower arcuate portion extending rearwardly from the bottom constricting flange, wherein the lower arcuate portion has a concave portion and a convex portion generally adjacent to the bottom of the burner tube.

US Pat. No. 11,039,713

ACCESSORY CLAMP FOR GRILL

WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS LL...


1. An apparatus, comprising:a grill including a body terminating in an upper rim, the upper rim including a rolled lip having an exterior surface and an interior surface, the rolled lip forming a downwardly-facing recess;
a side table including an upper surface, a lower surface located opposite the upper surface of the side table, and a side surface extending between the upper and lower surfaces of the side table, the side surface facing toward the body of the grill; and
a clamp removably coupling the side table to the grill, the clamp including:a base member having a lateral portion and a flange portion, the lateral portion having a first end, a second end located opposite the first end of the lateral portion, a planar upper surface extending between the first and second ends of the lateral portion, a planar lower surface located opposite the planar upper surface of the lateral portion and extending between the first and second ends of the lateral portion, a first opening extending through the planar upper and planar lower surfaces of the lateral portion, and a second opening extending through the planar upper and planar lower surfaces of the lateral portion, the flange portion extending upwardly from the second end of the lateral portion, the flange portion terminating in an upper edge, the upper edge extending into the downwardly-facing recess;
a hanger member having a base portion, a vertical portion, and a hook portion, the base portion having a first end, a second end located opposite the first end of the base portion, a planar upper surface extending between the first and second ends of the base portion, a planar lower surface located opposite the planar upper surface of the base portion and extending from the first end of the base portion to the second end of the base portion, and a first opening extending through the planar upper and planar lower surfaces of the base portion, the first opening of the base portion being aligned with the first opening of the lateral portion, an entirety of the planar lower surface of the base portion contacting a portion of the planar upper surface of the lateral portion, the vertical portion extending upwardly from the second end of the base portion, the hook portion extending inwardly from the vertical portion toward the grill, the hook portion having an interior surface contacting the exterior surface of the rolled lip;
a first fastener extending through the first opening of the lateral portion and the first opening of the base portion, the first fastener coupling the base portion of the hanger member to the lateral portion of the base member; and
a second fastener extending through the second opening, the second fastener coupling the side table to the lateral portion of the base member.


US Pat. No. 10,794,591

GAS INLET FIXTURE AND AIR SHUTTER

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A burner assembly for a gas grill, comprising:at least one substantially hollow burner tube having an open end, a closed end and a length, the length of the burner tube having a series of gas outlet ports;
at least one gas control valve, the control valve having a neck and a gas nozzle at the end of the neck; and,
at least one gas inlet fixture, the gas inlet fixture including a face member and a generally rearwardly projecting skirt member which is generally perpendicular to the face, wherein the face has a central opening and a plurality of rearwardly projecting tabs extending from the face around the perimeter of the central opening, wherein the central opening of the face of the gas inlet fixture is inserted over the neck of the control valve and is slidably secured to the neck by the rearwardly projecting tabs.

US Pat. No. 10,722,074

FUEL EFFICIENT GRILL FOR DIRECT AND INDIRECT COOKING

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A deflector plate and a grill, the grill having a grill body with an open upper portion and a bottom portion, and a cooking grid adjacent to the open upper portion upon which food to be cooked is placed, the deflector plate and grill comprising:a first layer having a perimeter at an outer edge, the outer edge of the first layer including a downwardly projecting member with a bottom edge, the downwardly projecting member extending substantially entirely along the perimeter of the outer edge of the first layer;
a second layer having a perimeter at an outer edge;
wherein the first layer is attached to the second layer at its perimeter along the bottom edge of the downwardly projecting member, creating a substantially enclosed and a substantially hollow plenum between the first layer, the second layer and the downwardly projecting member;
an annular retaining member, the annular retaining member supported in the grill below the cooking grid and above the bottom portion of the grill body; and
wherein the deflector plate is supported in the grill by the annular retaining member.

US Pat. No. 10,524,312

ELECTRIC GRILL WITH CURRENT PROTECTION CIRCUITRY

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A circuit, comprising:a first and second heating element connected to a voltage line through a first and second triac, respectively, and further connected to a neutral line;
a first and second control knob for selecting a high, medium, or low operating mode of the first and second heating element, respectively;
a display configured to display the first and second selected operating mode;
at least one latch connected between the heating elements and the voltage line, the latch being connected to a trip controller through a control line;
a current transformer configured to measure a difference in current between the voltage line and the neutral line and connected through a control line to a ground fault detection unit;
a control line connecting the ground fault detection unit and the trip controller;
a microprocessor connected to a memory, the first and second control knob, and further connected to a first triac driver and a second triac driver; the first and second triac drivers being respectively connected to the first and second triacs, respectively; and
at least one Hall Effect sensor configured to measure the current delivered to the first and second heating element, and to communicate a first and second measured current to the microprocessor;
wherein the microprocessor is configured to access the memory to retrieve a first and second expected current associated with the selected high, medium, or low operating mode of the first and second heating element compare the first and second measured current with the expected current for the first and second heating element, respectively; disable the latch in response to a first or second measured current that is higher or lower than the first or second expected current, respectively; and alert a user, via the display, that the flow of current has been disabled.

US Pat. No. 10,519,703

GRILL HINGE

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A hinge for a grill, the grill having a bowl that supports a fuel grate and a cooking grate and a lid for covering the bowl, the hinge comprising:a stationary bowl bracket secured to the bowl, the bowl bracket projecting outwardly from the bowl;
a pivoting middle bracket pivotably mounted to the bowl bracket; and
a removable lid bracket secured to the lid, the lid bracket removably securable to the middle bracket such that the lid and lid bracket may be selectively removed from the middle bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,492,643

THERMALLY EFFICIENT COOKING GRATE

Weber-Stephen Products LL...

1. A grill assembly comprising:a firebox having a top, a bottom, a front and a back, the bottom of the firebox having a generally central opening;
a heat source located near the bottom of the firebox;
a plurality of cooking grates removably supported by the firebox, above and adjacent to the heat source to form a cooking surface of the grill, the cooking grate defined by at least a first border portion, a second border portion and an additional border portion interconnecting the first and second border portions and supported by the firebox, each border portion including an upper surface connected to an outer leg wherein the upper surface and outer leg form a substantially open, downwardly facing channel and wherein each border portion has a substantially hollow, downwardly facing interior channel;
a plurality of substantially hollow, spaced apart rungs, wherein each rung has a length, two ends, a bottom surface and a cross-sectional shape, the bottom surface of the cross-sectional shape forming a substantially hollow channel along the bottom surface of at least a substantial portion of the length of each rung, each end of the substantially hollow rungs is joined to and in fluid communication with the substantially hollow interior of the first and second border portions; and,
at least one transverse cross member having a bottom surface with a substantially hollow, downwardly facing interior channel which is in fluid communication with said rungs.