US Patent No. 10,397,989


Patent No. 10,397,989
Issue Date August 27, 2019
Title Oven With Temperature Probe
Inventorship Thamer Ali Albahkali, Riyadh (SA)
Hany Hassan Aly Sayed, Riyadh (SA)
Mohamed Elsayed Mohamed Bassuni, Riyadh (SA)
Assignee King Saud University, Riyadh (SA)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,397,989

1. An oven with a temperature probe, comprising:a housing having an upper wall, a lower wall, at least one sidewall and an open front end, the housing defining a cooking chamber for receiving food to be cooked therein, wherein the upper wall is hollow and has an upper panel and a lower panel with an open interior region being defined therebetween, an opening being formed through the lower panel such that the open interior region is in communication with the cooking chamber;
a door for selectively covering the open front end of the housing;
means for selectively cooking the food received within the cooking chamber;
a telescopic tube having opposed lower and upper ends, the lower end defining a probe tip and the upper end being mounted on the upper panel of the upper wall of the housing, whereby in a collapsed state, the telescopic tube is contained within the open interior region of the upper wall, and in an extended state, the telescopic tube extends through the opening formed through the lower panel and into the cooking chamber;
a temperature sensor mounted in the probe tip;
a driving mechanism for selectively driving collapse and extension of the telescopic tube; and
a controller in electrical communication with the temperature sensor for receiving temperature measurements therefrom, the temperature measurements being associated with an internal temperature of the food received within the cooking chamber when the telescopic tube is extended such that the probe tip is inserted into the food, the controller being in further electrical communication with the driving mechanism for driving collapse and extension of the telescopic tube for providing control signals thereto.