US Patent No. 10,433,375

INDUCTION HOB AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN INDUCTION HOB


Patent No. 10,433,375
Issue Date October 01, 2019
Title Induction Hob And Method For Controlling An Induction Hob
Inventorship Stephane Lomp, Oberderdingen (DE)
Michael Rupp, Eppingen (DE)
Timo Dalaker, Oberderdingen (DE)
Michael Stoeffler, Maulbronn (DE)
Hartmut Friedrich, Knittlingen (DE)
Christian Egenter, Bretten (DE)
Wolfgang Mohr, Oelbronn-Duerrn (DE)
Michael Eberle, Oberderdingen (DE)
Thorsten Grunow, Stuttgart (DE)
Assignee E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau GmbH, Oberderdingen (DE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,433,375

1. An induction hob comprising:a hob plate;
a plurality of induction heating coils arranged under said hob plate; and
a plurality of sensor coils arranged under said hob plate, said plurality of sensor coils being wound with turns running in a single and common plane, said single and common plane being above a location of said plurality of induction heating coils,
wherein:
said induction heating coils are embodied to be rectangular or approximately rectangular;
at least two of said induction heating coils are arranged one behind the other and at least three of said induction heating coils are arranged one next to the other;
two adjacent of said induction heating coils form an adjacent region with one another, wherein said two induction heating coils lie with sides adjacent to each other in said adjacent region;
at least one sensor coil is arranged in each said adjacent region; and
precisely one single of said sensor coils is provided in a spacing direction from one of said induction heating coils to adjacent one of said induction heating coils.