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Oven with Atomic Clock

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004529D
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 316K

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Abstract

The present invention is a home oven 100 that includes an atomic clock 110. Atomic clocks are the official source of time for the U.S. Department of Defense and provide the standard of time for the United States. These clocks are maintained by the U.S. Navy, and provide time signals in a variety of formats, including radio signals. The present invention is calibrated to the national atomic clock in Colorado, which provides accurate time to 10 billionths of a second.

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Oven with Atomic Clock

As home ovens offer more and more features, they become increasingly difficult for home oven owners to use. One of the most valuable and frequently used features of a home oven is a clock, yet thousands of owners do not know how to program the clock successfully. What is needed is a way to automatically set the time for home oven clocks.

The present invention is a home oven 100 that includes an atomic clock 110. Atomic clocks are the official source of time for the U.S. Department of Defense and provide the standard of time for the United States. These clocks are maintained by the U.S. Navy, and provide time signals in a variety of formats, including radio signals (see for more information on atomic clocks). The present invention is calibrated to the national atomic clock in Colorado, which provides accurate time to 10 billionths of a second.

Figure 1 Exemplary figure of a home oven with an atomic clock

In operation, atomic clock 110 sends a radio signal to the national atomic clock in Colorado at set intervals, such as when the oven door is opened. The signal that is returned automatically adjusts atomic clock 110 to the correct time.