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Cooktop Lockout - Infinite Controlled Cooktops

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029328D
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 15K

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Abstract

Disabling the standard Infinite Controls on an Electric Range or Cooktop, thus "locking out" the cooktop for safety and cleanability.

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Title of Invention:

Cooktop Lockout - Infinite Controlled Cooktops

Keyword(s): Range Cooktop

Invention Abstract Disabling the standard Infinite Controls on an Electric Range or Cooktop, thus "locking out" the cooktop for safety and cleanability.

Problem or requirement addressed by the invention There currently exists no design for disabling an electric cooktop, whether drop in style or a part of a range, which utilizes standard Infinite Controls.

How has this problem or requirement been addressed before? Current methods exist on Electronic Cooktops for locking out the burners via the microprocessor/touch board.

How the invention works Power is generally brought to a standard Infinite Controlled Cooktop by routing line voltage to the first in a number of controls, followed by a parallel "chaining" arangement that delivers power to the balance. A means of interrupting this line voltage upstream of the initial Infinite Control will result in a "lock out" of the Cooktop. This interruption can be introduced via a panel mounted double pole switch or a key on the ERC (Electronic Range Control) in combination with a normally closed relay.

Important features of the invention and how it solves the problem above: See description above

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