US Patent No. 10,251,218

APPLIANCE HEATING ELEMENT


Patent No. 10,251,218
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Appliance Heating Element
Inventorship Eugenio Gomez, Louisville, KY (US)
James Lee Armstrong, Louisville, KY (US)
Joshua Stephen Wiseman, Elizabethtown, KY (US)
Assignee Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc., Wilmington, DE (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,251,218

1. A heating assembly for a cooktop appliance, the heating assembly configured for placement of a cooking utensil thereon, the heating assembly comprising:at least one support element,
an insulating material, and
a positive temperature coefficient heating element,
wherein the positive temperature coefficient heating element regulates a temperature of the heating assembly such that a temperature of the cooking utensil placed on the heating assembly does not exceed a maximum temperature,
wherein the maximum temperature of the cooking utensil is greater than 325° C. and less than 400° C., and
wherein the heating assembly is supported on a cooking surface of the cooktop appliance by the at least one support element such that the at least one support element is vertically located between the heating assembly and the cooking surface and the heating assembly is vertically located between the at least one support element and the cooking utensil placed on the heating assembly.