US Patent No. 10,433,373


Patent No. 10,433,373
Issue Date October 01, 2019
Title Cooking Apparatus
Inventorship Wansoo Kim, Seoul (KR)
Yangkyeong Kim, Seoul (KR)
Byungkyu Park, Seoul (KR)
Assignee LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,433,373

1. A cooking apparatus comprising:a first housing provided with an inverter configured to generate an electric current and a cooling fan configured to cool the inverter; and
a second housing including a working coil to which the current from the inverter is transferred, the working coil being configured to generate heat to heat a container that is placed on the second housing,
wherein the first housing and the second housing constitute spaces detached from each other, wherein the inverter includes a PCB substrate arranged so as not to overlap with the cooling fan, wherein the first housing includes a ventilator that exhausts air from the cooling fan to an outside of the first housing and a through hole that allows air to enter the first housing, wherein the through hole is formed at a first side of the first housing corresponding to the inverter, and the ventilator is formed at a second side of the first housing corresponding to the cooling fan, and wherein the first side and the second side are separated by a prescribed distance along a horizontal axis,
wherein the first housing includes a display module that provides information related to the cooking apparatus and a control panel providing a user with an interface to allow the user to turn on/off the inverter or control a heating temperature.